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Illinois Utilities Opening Doors to Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 9:20pm

Investing in a diverse supply chain also helps us lift up communities in need, which is more important than ever.

Key Points: 
  • Investing in a diverse supply chain also helps us lift up communities in need, which is more important than ever.
  • ComEd, along with Ameren Illinois, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, Nicor Gas, and Illinois American Water formed IUBDC to increase business opportunities for diverse companies through closer collaboration, technical development, and sharing of best practices.
  • The Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council (IUBDC) members include Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Illinois American Water, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas and Peoples Gas.
  • The mission of the IUBDC is to serve the Illinois utilities as a forum for best practice sharing and information exchange with the focus on advancing the growth and utilization of utility-based diverse businesses in the state of Illinois.

Avatar Creators Need to Better Understand How to Enhance Virtual Body Ownership, finds Strategy Analytics

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:25pm

But requirements for avatars are very different depending on whether they are designed for self-expression, as an external avatar for virtual assistance, or for companionship.

Key Points: 
  • But requirements for avatars are very different depending on whether they are designed for self-expression, as an external avatar for virtual assistance, or for companionship.
  • The appropriate implementation of avatars depends heavily on better understanding how to enhance the virtual body ownership, making avatars more inclusive, and exploring potential new use cases.
  • Commented Chris Schreiner , report author and Director, Syndicated Research, UXIP, For self-expression, how lifelike an avatar should be is dependent on the use case.
  • Strategy Analytics, Inc. is a global leader in supporting companies across their planning lifecycle through a range of customized market research solutions.

Global Services to Buildings and Dwellings Market Report (2021 to 2030) - COVID-19 Impact and Recovery - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 5:29pm

The services to building and dwellings market is segmented into exterminating and pest control services; janitorial services; landscaping services; carpet and upholstery cleaning services; or other services to buildings and dwellings.

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  • The services to building and dwellings market is segmented into exterminating and pest control services; janitorial services; landscaping services; carpet and upholstery cleaning services; or other services to buildings and dwellings.
  • North America was the largest region in the global services to buildings and dwellings market, accounting for 35% of the market in 2020.
  • Asia Pacific was the second largest region accounting for 30% of the global services to buildings and dwellings market.
  • Africa was the smallest region in the global services to buildings and dwellings market.

The Heinz Website Now Takes 57 Minutes to Load

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 3:25pm

While gatherings may look different than they used to, HEINZ knows theres magic in these special moments and theyre worth waiting for, which is why its introducing the HEINZ Burger Kit.

Key Points: 
  • While gatherings may look different than they used to, HEINZ knows theres magic in these special moments and theyre worth waiting for, which is why its introducing the HEINZ Burger Kit.
  • Fans who are willing to test their patience with 57 minutes of staring at an all-HEINZ red loading screen will have the chance to win a HEINZ Burger Kit, to help unlock the magic of family burger night.
  • HEINZ knows burger night is an opportunity for families to create magical moments together, said Shelly Hayden, brand manager, HEINZ Ketchup.
  • We are excited to equip families with everything they need for a magical family burger night with the HEINZ Burger Kit.

MyHeritage Releases Groundbreaking Feature to Animate the Faces in Still Photos

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:54pm

MyHeritage is the only company to offer a complete suite of features for colorizing, restoring, enhancing, and now animating historical photos.

Key Points: 
  • MyHeritage is the only company to offer a complete suite of features for colorizing, restoring, enhancing, and now animating historical photos.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210225005747/en/
    The technology for animating the faces in photos was licensed by MyHeritage from D-ID , a company that specializes in video reenactment using deep learning.
  • MyHeritage keeps building on that momentum by adding new, cutting-edge tools for historical photos that inspire a fresh appreciation for family history and nostalgic family photos.
  • Since 2020, MyHeritage is home to the worlds best AI technologies for enhancing and colorizing historical photos.

Belmont Village Senior Living Founder and CEO, Patricia Will Inducted into McKnight’s Women of Distinction Hall of Honor

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:38pm

Belmont Village Senior Living Founder and CEO Patricia Will receives the Women of Distinction Award as she is inducted into the McKnights Women of Distinction Hall of Honor.

Key Points: 
  • Belmont Village Senior Living Founder and CEO Patricia Will receives the Women of Distinction Award as she is inducted into the McKnights Women of Distinction Hall of Honor.
  • Patricia is one of 19 female senior-level executives chosen from hundreds of applicants spotlighted for their exemplary leadership and dedication to senior living.
  • What a tremendous honor it us to be recognized by McKnight as a woman of distinction in the senior living space, says Will.
  • The McKnights Women of Distinction Hall of Honor award recognizes women who have made significant contributions to senior living.

Yesway to Carry A88CBD™ Products in Convenience Stores Across Midwest

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:15pm

Today, the Company announces that all Yesway/Allsup convenience stores will carry A88CBD ingestibles in retail locations across the Midwest.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the Company announces that all Yesway/Allsup convenience stores will carry A88CBD ingestibles in retail locations across the Midwest.
  • Yesway merged with Allsup stores in November of 2019 to create a leading c-store operator with almost 402 retail locations and growing.
  • This is a meaningful win for our A88CBD brand and came in coordination with our CBD-focused DSD partner, BettermentRS.
  • Yesway plans to grow its portfolio to over 500 convenience stores in selected regions of the United States over the next several years.

Students Invited to Get A Head Start on College and Career Goals at Texas Online Preparatory School

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:30pm

Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS), a public school authorized by the Huntsville Independent School District, is now enrolling students for the 2021-2022 school year.

Key Points: 
  • Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS), a public school authorized by the Huntsville Independent School District, is now enrolling students for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • TOPS provides students statewide in grades 3 through 12 with an online and blended curriculum focused on college preparation.
  • With many families looking for an option that helps their child succeed, TOPS provides a dedicated online school that does this and more, said Charles Forrest Smith, Head of School.
  • Texas Online Preparatory School (TOPS) is a public school that serves students statewide in grades 3-12.

Set Your Child Up for Success: Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy Now Accepting Enrollments for 2021-2022 School Year

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 2:30pm

After an academic year like no other, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA), a tuition-free public charter school serving K-12 students throughout the state, is welcoming students to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year.

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  • After an academic year like no other, Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA), a tuition-free public charter school serving K-12 students throughout the state, is welcoming students to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • We are excited to provide families across the state with a virtual learning option, said OVCA Head of School Audra Plummer.
  • OVCA students access the schools curriculum anywhere with an internet connection, and attend live virtual classes taught by state-certified teachers.
  • Oklahoma Virtual Charter Academy (OVCA) is a full-time public charter school authorized by the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and serves Oklahoma students in kindergarten through 12th grade.