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MISSION Appoints Veteran Executives, Jocelyn Thornton and Deborah Klemm, as CEO and CFO

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Monday, May 6, 2024

Jocelyn Thornton steps into the role of CEO with a proven track record of transforming consumer brand strategies into significant market success.

Key Points: 
  • Jocelyn Thornton steps into the role of CEO with a proven track record of transforming consumer brand strategies into significant market success.
  • Deborah Klemm joins MISSION as CFO, bringing extensive financial expertise and a proven ability to drive profitability and strategic investment.
  • "Deborah's financial acumen and insights will be a tremendous asset for MISSION," said Josh Shaw, Executive Chairman at MISSION and Operating Partner at Topspin.
  • With their wealth of experience and strategic vision, Jocelyn and Deborah are poised to lead MISSION towards continued innovation, growth, and success in the cooling and heat-relief solutions industry.

The weather experiment that really flooded Dubai

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

That was the story last week when more than a year’s worth of rain fell in a day on the Arabian Peninsula, one of the world’s driest regions.

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  • That was the story last week when more than a year’s worth of rain fell in a day on the Arabian Peninsula, one of the world’s driest regions.
  • Desert cities like Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suffered floods that submerged motorways and airport runways.
  • Every Wednesday, The Conversation’s environment editor writes Imagine, a short email that goes a little deeper into just one climate issue.
  • Richard Washington, a professor of climate science at the University of Oxford, has seen the inside of a storm.
  • To confirm if cloud seeding really could breed record-breaking rain, he once boarded an aeroplane bound for a thundercloud over the South Africa-Mozambique border.

What caused the flood?

  • But by flying a lot of missions, half with cloud seeding and half without, and measuring rainfall between the two, meteorologists eventually showed that cloud seeding did modify rain rates in some storms.
  • That’s not what caused Dubai’s floods though.
  • Their approach is to fire hygroscopic (water-attracting) salt flares from aircraft into warm cumuliform clouds,” Washington says.
  • “So could seeding have built a huge storm system the size of France?
  • Let’s be clear, that would be like a breeze stopping an intercity train going at full tilt.

The experiment of our lives

  • Although last week’s deluge was unusual, the Arabian Peninsula does tend to receive more of its precipitation in heavy bursts than steady showers.
  • What is likely to kill more people as temperatures rise in this part of the world is not water, but heat.
  • At this threshold the air is so hot and humid that you cannot lower your temperature to a safe level by sweating.
  • Peter Irvine, a lecturer in earth sciences at UCL, proposes dimming the sun by pumping microscopic particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect some of its rays.
  • These layers of gases that surround our planet have nurtured life by keeping temperatures stable and harmful radiation out.
  • Read more:
    Time is running out on climate change, but geoengineering has dangers of its own

    As humanity contemplates another large-scale experiment in our atmosphere, there is another, even bigger one, waiting to be resolved.

PolyU harnesses GeoAI technologies to enable sustainable urban development

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is harnessing innovative GeoAI technologies to provide ground-breaking solutions for some of the environmental and social challenges facing the world today, in various fields including transportation, urban and public safely, planning, climate change and natural disasters.

Key Points: 
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is harnessing innovative GeoAI technologies to provide ground-breaking solutions for some of the environmental and social challenges facing the world today, in various fields including transportation, urban and public safely, planning, climate change and natural disasters.
  • One direction for the Research Centre is investigation into human-environment interactions in urbanisation by utilising geospatial analytics, GeoAI and big data methods.
  • Another direction is to create various data products of global urban areas using Earth Observations (EO) and to provide EO-based urban data services.
  • Their model effectively captures the dynamics of urban sprawl with significantly improved computational efficiency and performance, and will help enable the modelling of urban growth at regional and even global level, under diverse future urbanisation scenarios.

PolyU harnesses GeoAI technologies to enable sustainable urban development

Retrieved on: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is harnessing innovative GeoAI technologies to provide ground-breaking solutions for some of the environmental and social challenges facing the world today, in various fields including transportation, urban and public safely, planning, climate change and natural disasters.

Key Points: 
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is harnessing innovative GeoAI technologies to provide ground-breaking solutions for some of the environmental and social challenges facing the world today, in various fields including transportation, urban and public safely, planning, climate change and natural disasters.
  • One direction for the Research Centre is investigation into human-environment interactions in urbanisation by utilising geospatial analytics, GeoAI and big data methods.
  • Another direction is to create various data products of global urban areas using Earth Observations (EO) and to provide EO-based urban data services.
  • Their model effectively captures the dynamics of urban sprawl with significantly improved computational efficiency and performance, and will help enable the modelling of urban growth at regional and even global level, under diverse future urbanisation scenarios.

Trumpeter/Composer Etienne Charles Debuts as a Big Band Leader with "Creole Orchestra," Arriving June 14 on Culture Shock Records

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Monday, April 8, 2024

RICHMOND, Calif., April 8, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Etienne Charles presents himself to the jazz world as an accomplished large-ensemble arranger with "Creole Orchestra," set for a June 14 release on his own Culture Shock imprint. The album is the premiere of the titular band, 22 musicians strong and specializing in executing the Trinbagonian trumpeter's elaborate charts.

Key Points: 
  • RICHMOND, Calif., April 8, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Etienne Charles presents himself to the jazz world as an accomplished large-ensemble arranger with "Creole Orchestra," set for a June 14 release on his own Culture Shock imprint.
  • The album is the premiere of the titular band, 22 musicians strong and specializing in executing the Trinbagonian trumpeter's elaborate charts.
  • Etienne Charles was born July 24, 1983 in Port-of-Spain, the capital city of the island nation of Trinidad & Tobago.
  • He recorded his debut album "Culture Shock" in 2006 and followed it with nine more, of which" Creole Orchestra" is the latest.

Montauk Climate Launches with $8.5M to Build Technology Companies Focused on Climate, Infrastructure, and Energy Transitions

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Montauk Climate , an incubator dedicated to creating technology companies at the forefront of climate, infrastructure, and energy transitions, announced its launch today with $8.5 million in operating capital.

Key Points: 
  • Montauk Climate , an incubator dedicated to creating technology companies at the forefront of climate, infrastructure, and energy transitions, announced its launch today with $8.5 million in operating capital.
  • Montauk Climate is committed to building high-impact technology companies at the forefront of the sustainable, electrified, and digitized future.
  • Montauk specializes in finding and building technologies that speed along the transition to electrification, digitization, and sustainable energy.
  • With this escalating global need for climate solutions, Montauk Climate stands at the forefront, ready to build immediate go-to-market solutions that address the most pressing climate technology challenges.

CENIC Recognizes Pacific Northwest Gigapop for Efforts that Expand Research and Education Networking in North America and Beyond

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Monday, March 11, 2024

The CENIC Innovations in Networking Awards recognize exemplary people, projects, and organizations that leverage high-bandwidth networking.

Key Points: 
  • The CENIC Innovations in Networking Awards recognize exemplary people, projects, and organizations that leverage high-bandwidth networking.
  • The PNWGP is renowned for its expertise in connecting diverse institutions, fostering collaborative environments, and driving technological innovation.
  • Through their work, PNWGP has effectively bridged geographic and institutional boundaries, enabling researchers and educators to access and share vast resources seamlessly.
  • It provides advanced, robust high-speed networking for research, education, and related uses leveraging Internet2’s optical infrastructure.

Crown Aesthetics Announces Launch of Prestige Loyalty Program

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Thursday, April 4, 2024

DALLAS, April 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Aesthetics, a Crown Laboratories, Inc. company and a leader in the aesthetic industry, is proud to announce the launch of Crown Aesthetics Prestige, a loyalty program designed exclusively for customers of its portfolio business.* This exciting initiative is set to ignite the Crown Aesthetics' customer experience, aligning with Crown Aesthetics' deep-rooted commitment in offering best-in-class products and services.

Key Points: 
  • Industry leader rolls out Exclusive Benefits to Existing Customers of SkinPen®, ProGen PRP® Eclipse, Votesse®, and BIOJUVE™
    DALLAS, April 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Crown Aesthetics, a Crown Laboratories, Inc. company and a leader in the aesthetic industry, is proud to announce the launch of Crown Aesthetics Prestige, a loyalty program designed exclusively for customers of its portfolio business.
  • * This exciting initiative is set to ignite the Crown Aesthetics' customer experience, aligning with Crown Aesthetics' deep-rooted commitment in offering best-in-class products and services.
  • Customers can accumulate Crown Statement Credits, which translate into substantial savings on future qualifying transactions and Crown Prestige Points, which can be exchanged for a variety of enticing Crown Aesthetics products and more, with every eligible purchase from the Crown Aesthetics portfolio.
  • Prestige Points: Members accumulate Prestige Points with every purchase, which can be redeemed for an array of Crown Aesthetics' products.

EARTHDAY 365 LANDS ON PLUTO TV

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The highly anticipated EarthDay 365 channel has made its debut exclusively on Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service. EarthDay 365 finds its home on Pluto TV's "Animals + Nature" category, offering viewers a dedicated space to explore and celebrate the wonders of our planet.

Key Points: 
  • EarthDay 365 finds its home on Pluto TV's "Animals + Nature" category, offering viewers a dedicated space to explore and celebrate the wonders of our planet.
  • "We know that our viewers are more passionate about the environment than ever before, and Earthday 365 is providing a way to make an impact simply by watching television," says Amy Kuessner, EVP Programming, Pluto TV.
  • Audiences can access EarthDay 365 channel for free on Pluto TV.
  • Pluto TV is available anywhere content is streamed – across all major mobile, CTV and web devices.

WISeKey Unveils Significant Expansion of WISeSat.Space 2024 Strategy

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Geneva, Switzerland , Feb. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For more information, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ClseV4Igg

Key Points: 
  • Geneva, Switzerland , Feb. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For more information, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3ClseV4Igg
    WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a global leader in cybersecurity, digital identity, and Internet of Things (IoT) innovations, today unveiled a significant expansion of its WISeSat.Space strategy for 2024.
  • The strategic expansion includes the scheduled launch of new satellites in the fourth quarter of 2024, alongside the introduction of groundbreaking technology aboard its latest generation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites.
  • This network aspires to provide comprehensive global IoT connectivity with an impressive data latency goal of just 10 hours.
  • Additionally, they can enhance experiences for adventure tourism on Earth by offering navigation, safety tracking, and communication in remote regions.