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SBA, WIPP, AMEX to Cohost Government Contracting Education Initiative for Women Entrepreneurs in Michigan and Colorado

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Friday, June 14, 2024

“ChallengeHER has helped tens of thousands of women-owned small businesses gain access to federal contracts and grow their revenue by selling to the world’s largest buyer: the U.S. government,” said SBA Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development, Jackie Robinson-Burnette.

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  • “ChallengeHER has helped tens of thousands of women-owned small businesses gain access to federal contracts and grow their revenue by selling to the world’s largest buyer: the U.S. government,” said SBA Associate Administrator for Government Contracting and Business Development, Jackie Robinson-Burnette.
  • The ChallengeHER events provide matchmaking opportunities between women-owned businesses and government contractors and networking opportunities.
  • It also provides world-class programming and training, facilitated by subject matter experts, on entering and navigating the public sector supply chain.
  • The ChallengeHER Road Tour schedule is as follows:
    NATIONAL CHALLENGEHER ROAD TOUR SCHEDULE 2024:

What’s New and Noteworthy in Columbus This Summer

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Friday, June 14, 2024

"Many people underestimate just how much Columbus has to offer," said Sarah Townes, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer at Experience Columbus.

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  • "Many people underestimate just how much Columbus has to offer," said Sarah Townes, Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer at Experience Columbus.
  • But beyond these beloved summer staples, Columbus also offers fresh, new reasons to experience—or re-experience—the Arch City this season."
  • Launching in the summer of 2024, Ground Floor Growth is a program aiming to support small, local, minority- and women-owned businesses in downtown Columbus.
  • To learn more about all there is to see and do in Columbus this summer, visit www.experiencecolumbus.com/summer .

Critical Metals Corp. to Acquire Tanbreez, One of the World’s Largest Known Rare Earths Assets

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Monday, June 10, 2024

The Tanbreez Project is expected to possess greater than 27% heavy rare earth elements (HREE), which carry a much higher value than light rare earth elements.

Key Points: 
  • The Tanbreez Project is expected to possess greater than 27% heavy rare earth elements (HREE), which carry a much higher value than light rare earth elements.
  • “Tanbreez is a game-changing rare earth mine for the West, and is a key step towards positioning Critical Metals Corp as the preeminent critical minerals supplier with a diversified, multi-asset portfolio that spans multiple geographies,” said Critical Metals Corp CEO and Chairman, Tony Sage.
  • For more information, please see the Critical Metals Corp investor relations website for an updated investor presentation.
  • Jett Capital Advisors, LLC and Cohen & Company Capital Markets, a division of J.V.B Financial Group, LLC are financial advisors to Critical Metals Corp.; White & Case LLP are legal advisors to Critical Metals Corp.

The Homewood Suites Washington, D.C. Downtown Unveils a Fresh New Look

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Monday, June 10, 2024

FAIRFAX, Va., June 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Homewood Suites Washington D.C.

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  • FAIRFAX, Va., June 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Homewood Suites Washington D.C.
  • Downtown is welcoming guests with a newly renovated lobby, public spaces, and guest suites.
  • A soft shade of blue carried throughout the hotel’s decor creates a sense of calm in the busy Capital City.
  • Guests can also enjoy the refreshed look in each of the 175 guest suites with stylish designer wall coverings, new artwork and bathroom enhancements.

Article in Nature Scientific Reports Describes Mechanism of Action of SeaStar Medical’s Selective Cytopheretic Device in the Immunomodulation of Excessive Inflammation

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Friday, June 7, 2024

DENVER, June 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: ICU), a commercial-stage medical device company developing proprietary solutions to reduce the consequences of hyperinflammation on vital organs, announces the publication of a peer-reviewed article in Nature Scientific Reports that describes the mechanism of action of the Company’s Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) in the immunomodulation of excessive inflammation.

Key Points: 
  • DENVER, June 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SeaStar Medical Holding Corporation (Nasdaq: ICU), a commercial-stage medical device company developing proprietary solutions to reduce the consequences of hyperinflammation on vital organs, announces the publication of a peer-reviewed article in Nature Scientific Reports that describes the mechanism of action of the Company’s Selective Cytopheretic Device (SCD) in the immunomodulation of excessive inflammation.
  • The SCD’s immunomodulatory activity is due to its effects on circulating leukocytes, specifically neutrophils and monocytes, in a low ionized calcium blood circuit.
  • To investigate its mechanism of action, the authors used in vitro blood circuits to interrogate several aspects of the therapy.
  • Once bound, a subset of monocytes with a less inflammatory function are released back into the body over time.

U.S. Payments Forum Resource Showcases Phishing-Resistant Authentication Methods for Secure, Passwordless Future

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

The growing threat prompted the White House to issue a mandate requiring all federal agencies to adopt phishing-resistant multifactor authentication (MFA) before October 2024.

Key Points: 
  • The growing threat prompted the White House to issue a mandate requiring all federal agencies to adopt phishing-resistant multifactor authentication (MFA) before October 2024.
  • To better equip the payments industry against these fraud schemes, the U.S. Payments Forum today releases a white paper outlining the immediate steps stakeholders can take to mitigate phishing risk.
  • The resource, “ Strengthening the Security of Consumer Authentication through Phishing-Resistant Multi-Factor Authentication ,” is available for download on the Forum’s website.
  • By joining the Secure Technology Alliance, members will have access to activities within the U.S. Payments Forum and additional Alliance-affiliated organizations.

White House and DOE Announce National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building to Standardize the Pursuit of Decarbonization Goals

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

The announcement follows months of stakeholder input and expertise to establish a universal definition of a net zero building.

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  • The announcement follows months of stakeholder input and expertise to establish a universal definition of a net zero building.
  • "As a national certification system, we are pleased to be able to incorporate the National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building into GBI’s Green Globes Journey to Net Zero Carbon Certification.
  • GBI’s Green Globes Journey to Net Zero program is pleased to incorporate the newly finalized National Definition for a Zero Emissions Building into our certification for projects in the Green Globes Journey to Net Zero Carbon program.
  • We believe that standardizing the definition of a zero emissions building will help projects more easily identify targets and work toward them.

MORE THAN 36 MILLION ADULTS UNDER 65 NOW HAVE SOME COLLEGE EXPERIENCE BUT NO EARNED CREDENTIAL

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

The Some College, No Credential Student Outcomes: Annual Progress Report released today finds that relatively few “some college, no credential” (SCNC) adults are re-engaging with higher education.

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  • The Some College, No Credential Student Outcomes: Annual Progress Report released today finds that relatively few “some college, no credential” (SCNC) adults are re-engaging with higher education.
  • While this number indicates increasing re-enrollment (+78,300) compared to the previous year, it represents only 2.6% of the SCNC population.
  • As a result, the majority of SCNC adults remain out of college with no degree or other postsecondary credential.
  • To read the Some College, No Credential Student Outcomes: Annual Progress Report, visit https://nscresearchcenter.org/some-college-no-credential .

13th Annual International Day of Remembrance Returns to Hampton, Virginia June 8

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Attendees asked to bring new or gently-worn shoes for art, donation project

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  • Attendees asked to bring new or gently-worn shoes for art, donation project
    Hampton, Virginia -  The Sankofa Projects will host the 13th Annual International Day of Remembrance at Outlook Beach at the Fort Monroe National Monument on June 8 at 11 a.m.
  • The day’s events will also include an annual Ceremonial Remembrance Walk around the Tree of Remembrance, a procession to the water, poetry, drumming, and traditional songs and theatrical performances.
  • Remembrance 1: Attendees at The Sankofa Projects Day of Remembrance in Hampton, Virginia.
  • Remembrance 2: Attendees at The Sankofa Projects Day of Remembrance in Hampton, Virginia.

White Oak Commercial Finance Receives $1.1 Billion Credit Facility from Wells Fargo

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Thursday, June 13, 2024

White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC (“WOCF”) has closed a new $1.1 billion credit facility agented by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and including 11 other banks, increasing the capital that can be invested in asset-based lending (ABL).

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  • White Oak Commercial Finance, LLC (“WOCF”) has closed a new $1.1 billion credit facility agented by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and including 11 other banks, increasing the capital that can be invested in asset-based lending (ABL).
  • WOCF will also be able to leverage White Oak Global Advisors and its financing affiliates’ comprehensive capabilities to support middle market companies with full capital structure solutions.
  • “Since 2013, White Oak has been a leader in non-bank asset-based lending,” said Andre Hakkak, Co-Founder & CEO of White Oak Global Advisors.
  • “Wells Fargo is pleased to support White Oak Commercial Finance with the capital they need as they continue to grow, further expanding their capabilities to better serve middle market borrowers,” said David Koshenina, head of Lender Finance for Wells Fargo Capital Finance.