Resilience

EPRI, NOAA Sign MOU on Energy Sector Physical Climate Risk Assessment

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 7:50pm

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- EPRI and NOAA are pleased to announce they have entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on developing a scientifically based approach to physical climate risk assessment in the energy sector.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- EPRI and NOAA are pleased to announce they have entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on developing a scientifically based approach to physical climate risk assessment in the energy sector.
  • Earlier this year, EPRI launched Climate READi: Power (REsilience and ADaptation initiative), convening global thought leaders and industry stakeholders to address power system climate resilience and adaptation.
  • Under the MOU, the organizations agreed to share publicly available knowledge, data, industry specific research, and ideas related to physical climate risk assessment, while leveraging respective resources, expertise, and facilities, among other provisions.
  • The Climate READi public framework will be a first-of-its-kind effort that will embody one of the most comprehensive, integrated approaches to physical climate risk assessment.

NIBS Sets Agenda for Building Innovation 2022

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Monday, August 8, 2022 - 4:39pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The schedule for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) annual meeting, Building Innovation 2022, has been finalized.

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The schedule for the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) annual meeting, Building Innovation 2022, has been finalized.
  • "Building Innovation convenes the building industry to meet on critical topics, learn new technologies, and strategize for the future of our communities," Ayers said.
  • Registration is free for members of the media wishing to attend Building Innovation 2022 .
  • National Institute of Building Sciences brings together labor and consumer interests, government representatives, regulatory agencies, and members of the building industry to identify and resolve problems and potential issues in the built environment.

DGAP-News: Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. : Majorel publishes Corporate Responsibility report for 2021

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Friday, August 5, 2022 - 10:01am

Luxembourg, August 5, 2022 - Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. (Euronext Amsterdam: MAJ) (Majorel or the Company), a leading global provider of next-generation end-to-end customer experience (CX) solutions for digital-native and vertical leading brands, publishes its Corporate Responsibility (CR) report for 2021.

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  • Luxembourg, August 5, 2022 - Majorel Group Luxembourg S.A. (Euronext Amsterdam: MAJ) (Majorel or the Company), a leading global provider of next-generation end-to-end customer experience (CX) solutions for digital-native and vertical leading brands, publishes its Corporate Responsibility (CR) report for 2021.
  • In addition to building on the many programs and local impact initiatives already in place, we further developed our CR strategy.
  • These initiatives are structured across five pillars: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I), Environment & Local Communities, Employee Rights & Fair Working Conditions, Wellbeing & Resiliency and Corporate Citizenship.
  • The Majorel Womens Leadership Program was set up to promote womens career progression across the group.

VCIB and City of Ottawa partner to help homeowners reduce emissions

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 11:00am

The City of Ottawa is addressing some of these concerns with its specialized loan program.

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  • The City of Ottawa is addressing some of these concerns with its specialized loan program.
  • Homeowners will repay the loans to the City of Ottawa via a local improvement charge attached to their property tax bill.
  • The Better Homes Ottawa Loan Programs successful start proved that there is appetite for residents to do their part in reducing emissions.
  • Through this program, Ottawa homeowners can access low-interest, 20-year loans to cover the cost of home energy improvements.

Emobility, Electric, Propane and Natural Gas Vehicles Highlighted at Annual Georgia Clean Energy Roadshow

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 1:27pm

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12th annual Clean Energy Roadshow educational series, hosted by PSC Vice Chairman Tim Echols , and produced by Event Energy Partners together with Clean Cities Georgia , kicks off this August with four tour-stops in Marietta, Fayetteville, Valdosta and Savannah.

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  • FAYETTEVILLE, Ga., Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12th annual Clean Energy Roadshow educational series, hosted by PSC Vice Chairman Tim Echols , and produced by Event Energy Partners together with Clean Cities Georgia , kicks off this August with four tour-stops in Marietta, Fayetteville, Valdosta and Savannah.
  • Four, half-day, events open to commercial and municipal fleet professionals and planning organizations will feature a showcase of the latest technology CNG, Electric and Propane Vehicles.
  • Seminar speakers will include Clean Cities Georgia, Georgia DOT Commissioner Russell McMurry, EPA Region 4, OEMs, Utilities and fuel providers.
  • The Roadshow is the longest running mobile educational series and best opportunity to launch Make Ready Fleet and Resiliency planning.

Internet Society Foundation Announces US$1.5 million in funding to promote Internet resiliency

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 2:38pm

RESTON, Va., July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet Society Foundation has launched a second round of grants through its Resiliency program, which aims to help communities enhance preparedness and build Internet resiliency when faced with adverse events.

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  • RESTON, Va., July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Internet Society Foundation has launched a second round of grants through its Resiliency program, which aims to help communities enhance preparedness and build Internet resiliency when faced with adverse events.
  • A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation.
  • "Connectivity to the Internet becomes a vital tool when disaster strikes, both for people in need and those responding to the emergency," noted Sarah Armstrong, Executive Director of the Internet Society Foundation.
  • More information on the grant including the application process can be found at: https://www.isocfoundation.org/grant-programme/resiliency-grant-program/
    About The Internet Society Foundation:
    The Internet Society Foundation was established in 2019 to support the positive difference the Internet can make to people everywhere.

Resilience Drives International Growth with Senior Appointments in Underwriting, Claims, Distribution, and Security

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Monday, July 25, 2022 - 3:52pm

Resilience has made key hires to their security team in support of its UK expansion, appointing industry veteran Simon West as Cyber Advisory Lead.

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  • Resilience has made key hires to their security team in support of its UK expansion, appointing industry veteran Simon West as Cyber Advisory Lead.
  • "We are extremely excited to add Simon West to our growing security team," said Michael McNerney, SVP of Security at Resilience.
  • "Simon is a recognized security expert with years of practical experience helping clients achieve cyber resilience."
  • Jenner has over 20 years of experience in international insurance and most recently served as Group COO at Orient Insurance in Dubai.

George Mason University Publishes New Report on The Value of The Consortia Model to the Defense Acquisition Ecosystem

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 2:00pm

FAIRFAX, Va., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Mason University Center for Government Contracting today released a new research report examining the value of the consortia model to the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process.

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  • Key findings: The Consortia Model promotes innovation, expands the industrial base, and accelerates acquisition
    FAIRFAX, Va., July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The George Mason University Center for Government Contracting today released a new research report examining the value of the consortia model to the Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition process.
  • The report "The Power of Many: Leveraging Consortia to Promote Innovation, Expand the Defense Industrial Base, and Accelerate Acquisition" is co-authored by George Mason University Center for Government Contracting Senior Fellow Stephanie Halcrow, and Moshe Schwartz, President of Etherton & Associates.
  • "The data paints a clear picture that the consortia modelplays a vital and growing role in the defense innovation ecosystem,"said report co-author Stephanie Halcrow.
  • "Most significantly, consortia create a space for government-industry collaboration and bring the value of nontraditional contractors and small businesses to the table.

PAR Technology Introduces PAR Infinity™, A Bold New Offering to Ensure Nothing Comes Between Restaurants and Guests

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 12:30pm

ParTech, Inc. (PAR) , (NYSE: PAR), a global restaurant technology company and provider of unified commerce for enterprise restaurants, today announced the launch of PAR Infinity (PAR).

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  • ParTech, Inc. (PAR) , (NYSE: PAR), a global restaurant technology company and provider of unified commerce for enterprise restaurants, today announced the launch of PAR Infinity (PAR).
  • PAR Infinity relieves the burden of owning and managing the hardware restaurants rely on to operate efficiently and profitably.
  • PAR Infinity does not require payment upfront and PAR assumes responsibility for successfully implementing, maintaining, and updating the technology throughout the terminal lifespan.
  • Unlike other hardware vendors, where once the technology advances, restaurants are on the hook to purchase new hardware, PAR protects restaurants from technology obsolescence.

Admiral Group appoints Keith Davies as Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer

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Monday, July 18, 2022 - 10:30am

Admiral Group Plc (Admiral) announces the appointment of Keith Davies as Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer with effect from September 2022.

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  • Admiral Group Plc (Admiral) announces the appointment of Keith Davies as Group Chief Risk and Compliance Officer with effect from September 2022.
  • Keith has extensive experience in risk management and compliance and joins from Federated Hermes Limited where he was Chief Risk & Compliance Officer.
  • Keith held a number of other senior roles within the Prudential Group, including the Group-wide Head of Internal Audit, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer for M&G Prudential and Prudential UK Insurance Business, and Chief Risk Officer for the Groups Treasury and Portfolio Management businesses.
  • Keith is currently a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees for two Admiral entities Admiral Insurance Company Limited AICL and Admiral Insurance (Gibraltar) Limited.