Biophysical environment

Valmont Industries, Inc. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Plants Program with a 2022 Better Project Award

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 9:15pm

Valmont Industries, Inc., a global leader that provides vital infrastructure and advances agricultural productivity while driving innovation through technology, today announced it received a 2022 Better Project Award from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Better Plants Program.

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  • Valmont Industries, Inc., a global leader that provides vital infrastructure and advances agricultural productivity while driving innovation through technology, today announced it received a 2022 Better Project Award from the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Better Plants Program.
  • It is a great honor to be selected as a 2022 Better Project Award winner by the U.S. Department of Energys Better Plants program for our Alternative Energy-Mobile Source project, said Cliff Fleener, corporate director, Environmental Responsibility.
  • Valmont and other 2022 Better Project Award winners were formally recognized at the 2022 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit on May 18, 2022.
  • Read more about Better Plants partner results, showcase projects, and innovative solutions being shared with others in the 2021 Better Plants Progress update .

Bright Power Partners with NYC Accelerator and District of Columbia Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 1:17pm

Bright Power, Inc. today announced they have partnered with the NYC Accelerator Service Provider Program and the District of Columbias Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator.

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  • Bright Power, Inc. today announced they have partnered with the NYC Accelerator Service Provider Program and the District of Columbias Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator.
  • Bright Power provides these buildings with a holistic and comprehensive approach to energy reduction, decarbonization and complying with local laws.
  • As a NYC Accelerator service provider, Bright Power will offer all of its integrated services to these building owners based on their specific needs.
  • The Affordable Housing Retrofit Accelerator is going to play a crucial role in preserving affordable housing, reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, and helping owners of affordable housing meet the BEPS, said Ted Trabue, managing director of the DCSEU.

Global Flooring Market Trajectory & Analytics Report 2022: U.S. Market is Estimated at $48 Billion in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $90.6 Billion by 2026 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 4:39pm

The growing urban populace, rapid urbanization, rise in disposable income of consumers, and industrialization resulted in the flooring global market's positive growth.

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  • The growing urban populace, rapid urbanization, rise in disposable income of consumers, and industrialization resulted in the flooring global market's positive growth.
  • The U.S. Market is Estimated at $48 Billion in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $90.6 Billion by 2026
    The Flooring market in the U.S. is estimated at US$48 Billion in the year 2022.
  • The Asia-Pacific (including China and Japan) dominates the global flooring market because of increased applications of flooring in industrial and commercial sectors.
  • Flooring materials` growing demand in different end-use industries in China is estimated to propel the flooring market growth further.

Erin DeRuggiero NAMED ONE OF THE 2022 PM360 ELITE 100

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 7:38pm

NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and medical device sectors, has named Erin DeRuggiero, CEO of TI Health, as one of the 2022 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Data Miners category.

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  • NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- PM360, the premier information resource for marketing decision makers in the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostics, and medical device sectors, has named Erin DeRuggiero, CEO of TI Health, as one of the 2022 PM360 ELITE 100 in the Data Miners category.
  • Now in its eighth year, the PM360 ELITE (Exceptional Leaders Innovators Transformers Entrepreneurs) represent the most influential people in the healthcare industry today.
  • "It's an honor to be recognized alongside such an inspiring group of ELITE innovators and strategic thinkers," said DeRuggiero.
  • Additionally, the 2022 ELITE 100 will be celebrated at the annual ELITE Awards Event, which will be held at 230 FIFTH in New York City on July 13th starting at 7 PM EST.

Texas Instruments breaks ground on new 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 6:48pm

SHERMAN, Texas, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN)today broke ground on its new 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants (or "fabs") in Sherman, Texas.

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  • SHERMAN, Texas, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN)today broke ground on its new 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants (or "fabs") in Sherman, Texas.
  • "Since our founding more than 90 years ago, we've operated with a passion to create a better world by making electronics more affordable through semiconductors.
  • TI is excited to bring advanced 300-mm semiconductor manufacturing to Sherman."
  • The new fabs will manufacture tens of millions of analog and embedded processing chips daily that will go into electronics everywhere.

RECURRENT, LEADING HIGH-GROWTH DIGITAL MEDIA COMPANY SECURES $300M IN NEW FUNDING

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Recurrent Ventures announced today the closing of $300 million in new capital led by funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities ("Blackstone," NYSE: BX). The new funding positions Recurrent to continue to rapidly scale its operations and build a platform for continued strong growth.

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  • Since 2018, Recurrent has acquired 24 digital media brands across its target verticals of Science, Tech, Outdoor, Home, Automotive, and Military.
  • Recurrent will use the new funds to further deliver on the company's mission of growing a leading digital media company that delivers value for its customers, creative talent, and partners.
  • Recurrent was founded in late 2018 by North Equity 's Managing Partners, Andrew Perlman and Matt Sechrest, as a platform to acquire and transform leading digital media brands.
  • Recurrent is a digital media company whose content from trusted brands aims to foster generations of passionate audiences across niche verticals.

FTX Announced as Lead Sponsor of 2022 amfAR Gala Cannes and First Official Cryptocurrency Partner

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 2:00pm

NASSAU, Bahamas, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- FTX Trading Limited ("FTX") today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with amfAR Gala Cannes to become the lead sponsor and official cryptocurrency partner of Cannes' annual preeminent philanthropic gala. Founder Sam Bankman-Fried and Head of Global Fashion & Luxury Partnerships Lauren Remington Platt will also serve as Event Chairs.

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  • Sam Bankman-Fried and Lauren Remington Platt Named Event Chairs, Auctioning off Custom FTX Necklace to Support AIDS Research
    NASSAU, Bahamas, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --FTX Trading Limited ("FTX") today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with amfAR Gala Cannes to become the lead sponsor and official cryptocurrency partner of Cannes' annual preeminent philanthropic gala.
  • This necklace was exclusively commissioned for auction at the amfaR Gala Cannes 2022, and will also have an accompanying NFT made available on FTX's NFT Marketplace.
  • Kevin Robert Frost, amfAR's chief executive officer, said "We are deeply grateful to FTX and to Sam Bankman-Fried and Lauren Remington Platt in particular for generously supporting the amfAR Gala Cannes as a Presenting Sponsor.
  • Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $617 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,500 grants to research teams worldwide.

Black Buffalo 3D-Smart 3D Construction Announces New Chief Technology Officer

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 1:40pm

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. and NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Buffalo 3D Corporation, a leading provider of large-scale 3D printers for construction and member of HN Inc.—formerly Hyundai BS&C Co. Ltd.—announced today that Dr. Kunal Kupwade-Patil has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer.  A leader in the 3D construction printing industry, Dr. Kupwade-Patil will head the development of sustainable and alternative cementitious materials, and the development of nano-engineered cementitious materials. He comes from within the 3D printing industry where he led multiple projects in advanced concrete technology as Head of Materials Science at ICON and was a Research Scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for seven years.

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  • EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. and NEW YORK, May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Buffalo 3D Corporation , a leading provider of large-scale 3D printers for construction and member of HN Inc.formerly Hyundai BS&C Co. Ltd.announced today that Dr. Kunal Kupwade-Patil has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer.
  • His skillset will strengthen the ability of Black Buffalo 3D to innovate and further commercialize Black Buffalo 3D's NEXCON printers while supporting the team's development and testing of Black Buffalo 3D structural cement ink.
  • "I am excited to join the Black Buffalo 3D team and develop the next wave of high-performance, ecologically sound concretes and technologies."
  • Black Buffalo 3D Corporation ( http://www.blackbuffalo.io ) is the NY based, US affiliate of HN Inc. co. Ltd.-formerly Hyundai BS&C Co. Ltd.--and subsidiary of Big Sun Holdings Group, Inc. Black Buffalo 3D is poised to revolutionize construction and become the leading global provider of smart 3D construction printers (3DCP) from one to four stories, proprietary construction "ink" (Planitop 3D) and 3D print construction consulting services.

Smithfield Foods Commemorates 20 Years of Sustainability Leadership in New Report

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 1:00pm

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Smithfield Foods, Inc., an American food company and one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein producers, today published its 2021 Sustainability Impact Report, the company's 20th, outlining its holistic approach to responsible food production and efforts to produce Good Food, do Good Work and be Good Stewards of its animals and the environment. In addition to reporting on progress toward goals and targets across seven key pillars, the report commemorates 20 years of industry sustainability leadership and milestones focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).

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  • In addition to reporting on progress toward goals and targets across seven key pillars, the report commemorates 20 years of industry sustainability leadership and milestones focused on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG).
  • "Our 2021 Sustainability Impact Report commemorates the 20th anniversary of our industry-leading program and demonstrates how " Good Is What We Do " as a company for our people, animals, communities and planet.
  • "For Smithfield, sustainability has been a top priority for more than two decades and our progress has not been achieved overnight.
  • We started with long-term, big aspirational goals our first was to be an environmental leader then developed clear strategies to achieve them," said Stewart Leeth, chief sustainability officer for Smithfield Foods.

Vizzy Hard Seltzer And Queen Priyanka Aim To Set World Record In Good Vibes And Positivity With First Ever #GoodVibezDay on May 18th

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 1:00pm

That's why on May 18th, Vizzy Hard Seltzer is championing an epic nationwide blitz of positivity - introducing the first ever #GoodVibezDay.

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  • That's why on May 18th, Vizzy Hard Seltzer is championing an epic nationwide blitz of positivity - introducing the first ever #GoodVibezDay.
  • Together with Queen Priyanka, Vizzy wants to raise Canada's vibe by aiming to set a world record for the most compliments ever - aka good vibez - given in a single day.
  • To ring in #GoodVibezDay, Queen Priyanka - aka the Queen of good vibez herself - will be dishing out personal plus-ups from coast to coast.
  • "As a Queen who makes and breaks records - who better to team up with Vizzy once again for another record!?"