United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

International Disability Alliance's statement on the situation of persons with disabilities affected by floods in Pakistan

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Friday, September 23, 2022

GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is expressing its deepest sympathy to the people of Pakistan, in particular persons with disabilities and their families, who have been affected by the recent floods and landslides. We call on the government of Pakistan, the United Nations, the international humanitarian community, and donor agencies to ensure maximum inclusion of persons with disabilities in the humanitarian response. Organizations of persons with disabilities must be involved in response planning, implementation, and monitoring as the most competent people to ensure a rights-based approach and full inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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  • Organizations of persons with disabilities must be involved in response planning, implementation and monitoring as the most competent people to ensure a rights-based approach and full inclusion of persons with disabilities.
  • GENEVA, Switzerland, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The International Disability Alliance (IDA) is expressing its deepest sympathy to the people of Pakistan, in particular persons with disabilities and their families, who have been affected by the recent floods and landslides.
  • We call on the government of Pakistan, the United Nations, the international humanitarian community, and donor agencies to ensure maximum inclusion of persons with disabilities in the humanitarian response.
  • Organizations of persons with disabilities must be involved in response planning, implementation, and monitoring as the most competent people to ensure a rights-based approach and full inclusion of persons with disabilities.

TD Direct Investing Launches MoneyTalk Live

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

TORONTO, June 15, 2022 /CNW/ - TD Direct Investing announces the launch of MoneyTalk Live, a new live investing news program, broadcast exclusively on the TD WebBroker online trading and investing platform.

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  • TORONTO, June 15, 2022 /CNW/ - TD Direct Investing announces the launch of MoneyTalk Live, a new live investing news program, broadcast exclusively on the TD WebBroker online trading and investing platform.
  • "MoneyTalk Live is part of our commitment to providing our clients with educational resources to help build their investing knowledge and confidence," said Ted Paris, Vice President, Product and National Office, TD Direct Investing.
  • "Confidence comes from ongoing learning and enhancing your knowledge, alongside our leading Learning Centre, Analyst Research, TD Direct Investing Index and other tools, MoneyTalk Live will help give our clients the information they need to navigate their investing journey and invest with confidence."
  • TD is the fifth largest bank inNorth Americaby assets and serves more than 26 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in The Charles Schwab Corporation; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities.

90 Game-Changing Solutions for Sustainable Cities

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

NEW YORK, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Cities , a global non-profit driving resiliency and sustainability for cities, in partnership with QBE Insurance , have selected 90 of the world's most impactful solutions for advancing sustainable development goals.

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  • NEW YORK, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading Cities , a global non-profit driving resiliency and sustainability for cities, in partnership with QBE Insurance , have selected 90 of the world's most impactful solutions for advancing sustainable development goals.
  • "Inaction globally has the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development goals tracking closer to 2090 or later three generations too late," said Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities.
  • Leading Cities is a non-profit organization that drives resilience and sustainability for all by unleashing the potential of the world's cities.
  • The program lowers the cost and risk of innovation for startups as well as cities and corporations by streamlining the innovation and sales cycles for Smart City solutions.

GPDRR: Indonesia offers sustainable resilience to tackle disaster risk

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Friday, May 27, 2022

Nusa Dua, Bali, May 27, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - At the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) event, the Government of Indonesia offered the world the concept of sustainable resilience as a solution to address the challenges of systemic disaster risk.

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  • Nusa Dua, Bali, May 27, 2022 - (ACN Newswire) - At the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) event, the Government of Indonesia offered the world the concept of sustainable resilience as a solution to address the challenges of systemic disaster risk.
  • She also affirmed that Indonesia is a critical partner that has taught the world a lot about disaster risk reduction.
  • Meanwhile, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Director Ricardo Mena lauded Indonesia as a country that is leading in the global efforts for disaster risk reduction.
  • Indonesia hosts a series of meetings of the 7th Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) in Bali on May 23-28, 2022.

GPDRR: Indonesia offers sustainable resilience to tackle disaster risk

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) event, theGovernment of Indonesia offered the world the concept of sustainable resilienceas a solution to address the challenges of systemic disaster risk.

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  • JAKARTA, Indonesia, May 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) event, theGovernment of Indonesia offered the world the concept of sustainable resilienceas a solution to address the challenges of systemic disaster risk.
  • The sustainable resilience concept is considered to be a solution to tackle allforms of disasters, including facing a pandemic and concurrently supporting theimplementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Jokowi remarked.
  • She also affirmed that Indonesia is a critical partner that has taught theworld a lot about disaster risk reduction.
  • Meanwhile, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)Director Ricardo Mena lauded Indonesia as a country that is leading in theglobal efforts for disaster risk reduction.

Minister Blair to lead Canadian Delegation at the 2022 Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Minister Blair will head a multi-sectoral Canadian delegation and participate in meetings to address global progress to meet the United Nations' Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).

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  • Minister Blair will head a multi-sectoral Canadian delegation and participate in meetings to address global progress to meet the United Nations' Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).
  • Recognizing the global impact of climate change on the global disaster landscape, delegates will also discuss how to align climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction efforts.
  • On May 26, 2022, Minister Blair will hold a media call-back from the Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction at 9:00 a.m. (EDT).
  • - The Honourable Bill Blair, President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Emergency Preparedness
    The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is a multi-stakeholder forum organized and convened by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

The Worldwide Smoke Detector Industry is Expected to Reach $3 Billion by 2027

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Monday, May 16, 2022

The global smoke detector market is evaluated at US$1.744 billion for the year 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.33% to reach a market size of US$3.054 billion by the year 2027.

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  • The global smoke detector market is evaluated at US$1.744 billion for the year 2020 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.33% to reach a market size of US$3.054 billion by the year 2027.
  • Smoke detectors are a specific type of device used to detect the presence of smoke or fire in buildings and factories.
  • Smoke detectors or smoke alarms can efficiently detect and prevent certain hazardous fire accidents that take place in residential and non-residential buildings.
  • The development and up-gradation of smoke detectors and fire safety measures have increased the wide acceptance of smoke detectors.

Global Smoke Detector Market Report (2022 to 2027) - Players Include Oculus VR, HTC, AUKEY and Sony Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Smoke detectors are a specific type of device used to detect the presence of smoke or fire in buildings and factories.

Key Points: 
  • Smoke detectors are a specific type of device used to detect the presence of smoke or fire in buildings and factories.
  • Smoke detectors or smoke alarms can efficiently detect and prevent certain hazardous fire accidents that take place in residential and non-residential buildings.
  • The recent outbreak of the COVID pandemic has severely affected the market growth of smoke detectors in the global market.
  • The development and up-gradation of smoke detectors and fire safety measures have increased the wide acceptance of smoke detectors.

CO-OPERATORS APPOINTS FORMER EDMONTON MAYOR DON IVESON AS EXECUTIVE ADVISOR FOR CLIMATE INVESTING AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

GUELPH, ON, March 29, 2022 /CNW/ - Co-operators, a leading Canadian financial services co-operative and insurance company with over $61 billion in assets under management, announced the appointment of former Mayor of Edmonton Don Iveson as Executive Advisor, Climate Investing and Community Resilience.

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  • GUELPH, ON, March 29, 2022 /CNW/ - Co-operators, a leading Canadian financial services co-operative and insurance company with over $61 billion in assets under management, announced the appointment of former Mayor of Edmonton Don Iveson as Executive Advisor, Climate Investing and Community Resilience.
  • Communities will benefit tangibly from such investments both financially and in terms of environmental resilience and emotional peace of mind.
  • "As an investor, we can help build infrastructure and support initiatives that improve the resilience of our communities.
  • Wesseling and Iveson will be speaking together at an upcoming panel on the topic of resilience investing at GLOBE Forum 2022 on March 30, in Vancouver.

Tecnoglass Provides Business Update and Increases Full Year 2021 Growth Outlook

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia, Dec. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tecnoglass, Inc. (NASDAQ: TGLS) (“Tecnoglass” or the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of architectural glass, windows, and associated aluminum products serving the global residential and commercial end markets, today updated the financial outlook it disclosed on November 8, 2021 for full year 2021. Year to date through November 2021, Adjusted EBITDA has increased over 50% to approximately $140 million on total revenues of approximately $456 million. The Company remains on pace to deliver another year of record cash flow with cash flow from operations at approximately $100 million year to date through November 2021. Based on the financial performance through November 2021, the Company is increasing its full year outlook, with its expectation for revenue to be in the range of $490 million to $495 million and Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $147 million to $150 million.

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  • Year to date through November 2021, Adjusted EBITDA has increased over 50% to approximately $140 million on total revenues of approximately $456 million.
  • Tecnoglass is the second largest glass fabricator serving the U.S. and the #1 architectural glass transformation company in Latin America.
  • These risks, uncertainties and contingencies are indicated from time to time in Tecnoglass filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Further, investors should keep in mind that Tecnoglass financial results in any particular period may not be indicative of future results.