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WGU Labs Partners With Nucleos To Pilot Degree Programs For Incarcerated Learners

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The collaboration will leverage the Nucleos Learning Platform to bridge the existing IT infrastructure of prisons and deliver coursework to yield a bachelor’s degree.

Key Points: 
  • The collaboration will leverage the Nucleos Learning Platform to bridge the existing IT infrastructure of prisons and deliver coursework to yield a bachelor’s degree.
  • Just recently, the Department of Education ruled that incarcerated individuals will again have access to Pell Grants, starting July 2023.
  • The Accelerator at WGU Labs will collaborate with Nucleos in creating one such pathway by supporting the delivery of WGU’s educational model through the Nucleos platform.
  • Nucleos’ delivery of WGU courses will allow people involved with the justice system to access the same federal college funding available to all Americans.

U.S. Prison Population Rate At Lowest Level in Three Decades, Report Finds

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The U.S. incarceration rate dropped in 2021 to the lowest level in three decades, according to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). The prison population declined one percent in 2021 after sinking 14 percent in 2020 largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest number was the eighth consecutive fall in the prison population, which has plummeted 25 percent since 2011.

Key Points: 
  • The U.S. incarceration rate dropped in 2021 to the lowest level in three decades, according to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
  • ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The U.S. incarceration rate dropped in 2021 to the lowest level in three decades, according to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).
  • The prison population declined one percent in 2021 after sinking 14 percent in 2020 largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The latest number was the eighth consecutive fall in the prison population, which has plummeted 25 percent since 2011.

Revolve Announces Sale of 1,250MW of Utility Scale Solar and Storage Projects

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

The sale of the Projects was completed pursuant to a share purchase agreement dated January 10, 2023.

Key Points: 
  • The sale of the Projects was completed pursuant to a share purchase agreement dated January 10, 2023.
  • The total consideration payable by ENGIE is within the range of guidance previously provided by the Company for the sale of utility scale development assets.
  • Steve Dalton, CEO of Revolve commented: "We are delighted to announce the sale of our Bouse and Parker solar & storage projects to ENGIE.
  • This is a significant transaction for the Company and marks the sale of our first utility scale projects from our US development portfolio.

Competition for STEM Talent Intensifies; STEMconnector Offers Insights for Employers

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- STEMconnector announces the release of the State of STEM - an insightful report that offers new perspectives on the highly competitive global talent market. The research was conducted throughout 2022 through extensive interviews with business, policy, and education leaders. The report focuses on the highly competitive STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – talent fields which continue to be a critical driver of innovation, economic growth, and individual opportunity worldwide. STEMconnector interviewed over 80 leaders from industry including; Abbott, Microsoft, Amgen, Shell, P&G, Google, Battelle, Corteva, Cargill, Micron, Verizon in addition to leading two and four year colleges across the US.

Key Points: 
  • MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- STEMconnector announces the release of the State of STEM - an insightful report that offers new perspectives on the highly competitive global talent market.
  • The report focuses on the highly competitive STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – talent fields which continue to be a critical driver of innovation, economic growth, and individual opportunity worldwide.
  •  According to the Manpower group (2022 research) the US is at the top of a 16 year high in terms of talent shortages and the STEM talent shortage is the most acute.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the US economy alone will see an additional 10.7 million STEM jobs by 2029.

The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) Declined in December

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Monday, January 9, 2023

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) fell in December to 116.31 from a downwardly revised 117.14 in November 2022. The Employment Trends Index is a leading composite index for employment. When the index increases, employment is likely to grow as well, and vice versa. Turning points in the index indicate that a turning point in the number of jobs is about to occur in the coming months.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) fell in December to 116.31 from a downwardly revised 117.14 in November 2022.
  • The Employment Trends Index is a leading composite index for employment.
  • The Employment Trends Index aggregates eight leading indicators of employment, each of which has proven accurate in its own area.
  • The eight leading indicators of employment aggregated into the Employment Trends Index include:
    Initial Claims for Unemployment Insurance (U.S. Department of Labor)
    Number of Employees Hired by the Temporary-Help Industry (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    Real Manufacturing and Trade Sales (U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis)**
    The Conference Board publishes the Employment Trends Index monthly, at 10 a.m.

Kelley Drye Accelerates into New Year With the Addition of Former Prosecutor Sandra Musumeci and Veteran FTC Privacy Attorney Katherine White

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Monday, January 9, 2023

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Drye & Warren LLP began the New Year by adding depth in two practice areas of critical importance to clients.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Kelley Drye & Warren LLP began the New Year by adding depth in two practice areas of critical importance to clients.
  • Kelley Drye begins the New Year by adding depth in two practice areas of critical importance to clients.
  • Kate advises clients on all aspects of consumer protection law, with a particular focus on privacy, information security, and financial services regulations.
  • "The addition of Kate White and Sandy Musumeci, in addition to other recent laterals from government posts, enables us to deliver insights spanning legal, legislative, regulatory, and enforcement angles."

Surayyah Ahmad on Greater Participation for Nigerian Women in Tech

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Monday, January 2, 2023

ABUJA, NG, Jan 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Surayyah Ahmad, Ethco Group Ltd co-founder and Executive Secretary of Startup AREWA has discussed the underrepresentation of Nigerian women in the tech industry, and women's effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the tech ecosystem.

Key Points: 
  • ABUJA, NG, Jan 2, 2023 - (ACN Newswire) - Surayyah Ahmad, Ethco Group Ltd co-founder and Executive Secretary of Startup AREWA has discussed the underrepresentation of Nigerian women in the tech industry, and women's effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the tech ecosystem.
  • Surayyah Ahmad, Ethco co-founder and Executive Secretary, Startup AREWA, discussed underrepresentation of Nigerian women in the tech industry and opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in the tech ecosystem.
  • [Image: Startup AREWA]
    "Studies from all across the world are showing that women are underrepresented in the tech industry, despite recent headlines concentrating on tech hiring sprees and the underrepresentation of diverse populations.
  • Surayyah states that more women from Northern Nigeria are coming up with programs to help Northern women get into tech.

NCLA Wins Major Fifth Circuit en Banc Decision Tossing ATF’s Bump Stock Ban

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Thus, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) lacked the statutory authority to issue the Final Rule banning bump stocks.

Key Points: 
  • Thus, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) lacked the statutory authority to issue the Final Rule banning bump stocks.
  • NCLA applauds this decision, which not only allows our client to keep his property, but also prevents ATF’s unlawful attempt to rewrite a criminal law.
  • The en banc court addressed which branch of government has the constitutional authority to change the criminal law if changes are warranted.
  • We are pleased that a circuit court has finally—and decisively—recognized that Congress must be the one to pass any bump stock ban.

NCLA Asks Court to Bar ATF’s Attempt to Unilaterally Change Criminal Law With Bump Stock Ban

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Thursday, January 5, 2023

NCLA, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, asks the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah to declare ATF’s “Bump Stock Rule” invalid and require the government to return the bump stock confiscated from Plaintiff Clark Aposhian.

Key Points: 
  • NCLA, a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights group, asks the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah to declare ATF’s “Bump Stock Rule” invalid and require the government to return the bump stock confiscated from Plaintiff Clark Aposhian.
  • It is instead about who has the constitutional prerogative to change the criminal law if changes are warranted.
  • The current statute, adopted in 1986, defines “machinegun” in a manner that does not encompass non-mechanical bump stocks.
  • It is unlawful for a prosecutorial entity like ATF to rewrite existing law without authorization from Congress.

OMNIQ’S Q SHIELD™ AI-BASED SAFE CITY SYSTEM, TO BE DEPLOYED IN TWO ADDITIONAL CITIES IN IOWA BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CITIES TO 16

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Q Shield™ is used by law enforcement as a force multiplier and a strong investigation tool.

Key Points: 
  • Q Shield™ is used by law enforcement as a force multiplier and a strong investigation tool.
  • Shai Lustgarten, CEO commented “With continued momentum in our Safe City product, Q Shield™, we are excited to expand our footprint in the state of Iowa.
  • With the addition of Mitchellville and Jewell, we now have 16 cities under contract nationwide.
  • Our pipeline continues to grow both in Iowa and in several other states across the country.