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Metropolitan General Manager Issues Statement on Increased State Water Project Allocation

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:39pm

Adel Hagekhalil, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issues the following statement on the California Department of Water Resources announcement to increase the State Water Project allocation to 15 percent.

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  • Adel Hagekhalil, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issues the following statement on the California Department of Water Resources announcement to increase the State Water Project allocation to 15 percent.
  • The snow and rain we received in December provided some much-needed relief to the extremely dry conditions challenging our state.
  • But I must emphasize that a 15 percent allocation is still very low, and our water supplies from the State Water Project remain exceptionally limited.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative that, along with its 26 cities and retail suppliers, provide water for 19 million people in six counties.

Xylem Clocks 113,000 Volunteer Hours in 2021, Doubling Time Donated to Help Tackle Water Challenges in 55 Countries

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 3:30pm

Xylems global team collectively donated 113,000 hours in their communities, across 55 countries.

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  • Xylems global team collectively donated 113,000 hours in their communities, across 55 countries.
  • The commitment of volunteer hours doubled from 2020 to 2021, despite the challenges of COVID-19.
  • Xylem employees stepped up both in person, in their own communities, and virtually, finding new ways to make a difference.
  • Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to solving critical water and infrastructure challenges with innovation.

Topcon Unveils MC-Mobile Portable Machine Control Solutions for Compact Equipment

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 4:00pm

Topcon Positioning Group has announced its all-new MC-Mobile portable machine control solution for compact equipment.

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  • Topcon Positioning Group has announced its all-new MC-Mobile portable machine control solution for compact equipment.
  • Based on the Topcon MC-X machine control platform, MC-Mobile offers the user experience and competitive performance benefits of full-size machine control guidance solutions for compact excavators, skid steers and compact track loaders (CTL).
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220120005204/en/
    Topcon has announced its all-new MC-Mobile portable machine control solution for compact equipment.
  • MC-Mobile is a simplified, yet comprehensive machine control and site work solution for any contractor that uses compact equipment, said Jamie Williamson, executive vice president, Topcon Positioning Group.

Conti Federal Wins $6.49M Design-Build Contract for Texas Pump Station Levee Rehabilitation

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 2:02pm

The levee is located directly adjacent to the international border with Mexico and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border wall.

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  • The levee is located directly adjacent to the international border with Mexico and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) border wall.
  • Conti Federal has taken on similar flooding protection projects recently, including a $36M contract to flood proof Jersey City Medical Center as part of a joint venture with Conti Enterprises .
  • Conti Federal Services is a leading global construction and engineering company with roots dating back 115 years.
  • Conti Federal is dedicated to ensuring clients meet mission success while committing to their core values of safety, integrity, and compliance.

NatureWorks to Open New Headquarters and Advanced Biopolymers Research and Development Facility

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 2:15pm

In response to rapid growth in the market for sustainable biomaterials, NatureWorks today announced their intent to open a new headquarters and advanced biopolymer research facility in Plymouth, MN.

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  • In response to rapid growth in the market for sustainable biomaterials, NatureWorks today announced their intent to open a new headquarters and advanced biopolymer research facility in Plymouth, MN.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220120005186/en/
    The new NatureWorks headquarters and advanced research facility features sustainable materials throughout such as light fixtures 3D printed using Ingeo biopolymer.
  • For more information about NatureWorks and Ingeo, visit www.natureworksllc.com , and follow NatureWorks on Twitter ( @natureworks ) for the latest updates.
  • NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of biobased polymers and chemicals made from annually renewable resources.

Itron’s Intelis 250 Smart Gas Meter Receives Approval from Measurement Canada

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 1:45pm

With Itrons Intelis smart gas meter, utilities can extend intelligence to the edge of the gas communications network.

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  • With Itrons Intelis smart gas meter, utilities can extend intelligence to the edge of the gas communications network.
  • With millions of Intelis gas meters contracted in North America, this proven meter is the most compact and lightweight 250 class gas meter on the market and offers self-monitoring shutoff capabilities benefiting both the homeowner and utility.
  • With Measurement Canada approval, utilities can now deploy and rely upon the Intelis gas meter to automatically shutoff within seconds of incident detection, regardless of utility involvement or network connectivity.
  • We are thrilled that the Intelis gas meter is the first residential ultrasonic meter with a shutoff valve to be approved by Measurement Canada.

Capstone Enters Into Exploration Access Agreement With BHP Copper Inc. for Copper Cities Project

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:00pm

Brad Mercer, Capstones SVP Strategic Projects and Exploration said, We believe Copper Cities is geologically a mirror image of Pinto Valley with the same host rocks and age.

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  • Brad Mercer, Capstones SVP Strategic Projects and Exploration said, We believe Copper Cities is geologically a mirror image of Pinto Valley with the same host rocks and age.
  • Copper Cities was developed in the 1950s as a part of Americas national effort to increase copper production to support the war effort in Korea.
  • Upon completion of the Transaction, the new Company would be renamed Capstone Copper Corp. (Capstone Copper).
  • In addition, Capstone owns 100% of Santo Domingo, a large scale, fully permitted, copper-iron-gold project in Region III, Chile, as well as a portfolio of exploration properties.

Reconstruction Agency: Invitation to Online Tour "TSUNAGARU TOHOKU Iwate & Miyagi, and Fukushima"

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 11:00am

The Reconstruction Agency will hold two online tours: a tour of Iwate & Miyagi prefectures, as well as a tour of Fukushima Prefecture, to promote understanding of the current state of reconstruction in the three disaster-affected prefectures.

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  • The Reconstruction Agency will hold two online tours: a tour of Iwate & Miyagi prefectures, as well as a tour of Fukushima Prefecture, to promote understanding of the current state of reconstruction in the three disaster-affected prefectures.
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with people living in the disaster-affected areas, as well as receive food and beverage samples.
  • *Maximum 50 sets of food and beverage samples will be available for participants who sign up for each tour.
  • Please note that if there are many applicants, it is possible only one set will be sent to each embassy and media outlets.

Togo - European Union New Partnership Framework and Renewed Financial Commitment

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 9:43am

Adopted on December 16 2021, the Joint Programming Document was developed in an inclusive approach with the European Union, Germany and France.

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  • Adopted on December 16 2021, the Joint Programming Document was developed in an inclusive approach with the European Union, Germany and France.
  • It defines the framework for the interventions of the European partners in support of the efforts of the Government of the Togolese Republic for the next seven years.
  • Mr. Payadowa Boukpssi, Minister of State, Minister of Territorial Administration, Decentralization and Development of Territories co-chaired this presentation ceremony alongside the Ambassador of the European Union to Togo, Mr. Joaqun Tasso Vilallonga.
  • The adoption of this document is an important step in strengthening and concretizing cooperation between Togo and its European partners.

Lomiko Announces Closing of Private Placement

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Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:42am

Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX.V: LMR) (Lomiko Metals or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange for the non-brokered private placement previously announced on January 7, 2022 and updated on January 14, 2022.

Key Points: 
  • Lomiko Metals Inc. (TSX.V: LMR) (Lomiko Metals or the Company) is pleased to announce that it has received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange for the non-brokered private placement previously announced on January 7, 2022 and updated on January 14, 2022.
  • Proceeds of the private placement will be used for working capital.
  • The Company did not file a material change report 21 days prior to the closing date of this private placement as details of the respective participation of such insiders in the Offering was unknown at such time.
  • Lomiko Metals has a new vision and a new strategy in new energy.