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BDO PARTNERS WITH ENTIGRITY TO HELP MEMBER ACCOUNTING FIRMS

Entigrity Solutions

Entigrity has joined the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals. As an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, Entigrity can expand the services offered to clients by drawing on the resources of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, and other Alliance members. BDO USA currently serves clients through more than 65 offices and over 800 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. BDO Alliance USA enhances member firm capabilities through the availability of supplementary professional services, comprehensive management consulting services, focused industry knowledge, and internal training programs. “ We believe that the professionals from Entigrity share the BDO’s commitment to exemplary client service, and we want to welcome them into the BDO Alliance USA. We strive to establish relationships with service providers that can offer the kind of forward-looking capabilities that our Alliance members and their clients need. ” said Rob Merl, Practice Leader for the BDO Alliance USA’s Business Resource Network. “ Partnership with BDO, is a big leap for us, and also augurs well for all of their member firms, as they can now have access to global staffing solutions. Both partners have a common goal of making accounting firms more successful and efficient, and hence, it brings a lot of synergies together. We are already successfully working with 25+ BDO Alliance firms and have helped them in building offshore teams," said Shalin (Shawn) Parikh, CEO and Founder Entigrity. As staffing is the No. 1 challenge faced by accounting firms today, Offshore staffing, post pandemic, has been a strategy for many firms. And many firms are progressively looking at offshore staffing as an alternative to mitigate their staffing challenges. Indiana based firm Somerset CPAs, is one of the BDO Alliance member firms that has been using Entigrity’s services to fulfill their staffing needs. It currently has a team of 17 offshore professionals through Entigrity. Kim Dollin, a Principal Partner at Somerset CPAs, said, “ We looked at Entigrity as we needed more staff to help us out. We were getting business left and right. What we loved about this program was that we got to interview these individuals and have a say in the hiring and the stipulations of the agreement.. Initially, we hired auditors and today we have 7 full time Auditors.. We went on to hire 9 Full Time Tax professionals as well and 2 Virtual Assistants” Watch this video for more. It goes without saying that one of the main issues facing accounting businesses in the US and Canada is staffing challenges. The Big 4 and larger firms have opened their offshore offices in India. They have established numerous offices spread over India with a sizable offshore workforce. Entigrity is trying to help mid-size and regional firms in building their offshore teams without them having to come to India and undergo all the challenges of setting up infrastructure, doing compliance, data security, recruitment, IT set up, etc. Entigrity is democratizing access to global staffing for mid-size and regional firms. And Entigrity’s partnership with BDO will further help them in achieving this goal of helping mid-size and regional firms. About Entigrity Entigrity is a global leader in providing offshore staffing to accounting firms. It currently provides services to 600+ CPA and accounting firms globally, its clientele includes accounting and tax firms of all sizes, from small, sole practitioners to large, multi-employer accounting firms. It has offices in Toronto, Ontario, Houston, Texas, and 8 offices in India. Entigrity is the preferred offshoring partner to 30 of the top 100 Accounting firms across the country. Entigrity has been exclusively working with accounting firms for about a decade now. It has staffed a team of over 2000+ people who operate from their 8 secure offices in India for all positions. About the BDO Alliance USA The BDO Alliance USA is a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting, and service firms with similar client service goals. The BDO Alliance USA presents an opportunity for these firms, by accessing the resources of BDO USA, LLP and other Alliance members, to expand services to their clients without jeopardizing their existing relationships or their autonomy. The BDO Alliance USA was developed to provide member firms with an alternative strategy for gaining competitive advantage in the face of a changing business landscape. The Alliance represents an opportunity for BDO to enhance relationships with reputable firms. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership. About BDO USA, LLP BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of skilled and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 65 offices and over 800 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent member firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multinational clients through a global network of more than 95,000 people working in over 1,700 offices across 164 countries. BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms. For more information, please visit: www.bdo.com The primary contact is Chris Rivera, Director Client Relations at chris@entigritysolutions.com (Feel free to schedule a quick introduction call ) or 646-827-4348 or The Business Resource Network Liaison is Brenda Sleeper at bsleeper@bdo.com Feel free to contact Chris or Brenda regarding Entigrity’s solutions and capabilities to help your accounting firm grow. Contact Details Entigrity Chris Rivera +1 646-827-4348 chris@entigritysolutions.com Company Website https://www.entigrity.com/

July 01, 2022 12:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Velocity Global Expands Operations in Croatia

Velocity Global

Velocity Global, the leading provider of global talent solutions, today announced its expanded operations in Croatia to meet rising demand for its business solutions. The company’s leading-edge Global Work Platform TM provides a solution for businesses and talent to work with anyone, anywhere, anyhow. “Croatia is rich in talent and equipped to meet the needs of the growing remote workforce, which is why this expansion of our presence is a perfect fit,” said Laura Isaza, Velocity Global vice president of international PEO growth strategy. “Croatia will offer us the opportunity to expand the global talent pool for companies eager to recruit the very best employees.” Figures recently released by the European Union credit young people in Croatia (ages 16-24) with having the best digital skills in Europe, and the country boasts the highest English proficiency in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. The expansion into Croatia comes after Velocity Global recently raised $400 million in Series B funding and announced that the company’s workforce will double in size in 2022. With Croatia, Velocity Global now operates 29 entities in the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa). Velocity Global’s solutions allow businesses to hire talent regardless of where either one is located, including in Croatia. The company’s Global Work Platform TM allows businesses to seamlessly manage their contracts with employees in a way that fully complies with local laws and regulations. The expanded presence and establishment of a new entity in Croatia enables Velocity Global to meet the growing client demand for these solutions in the country. Learn more about Velocity Global’s solutions at www.velocityglobal.com. About Velocity Global Velocity Global accelerates the future of work for anyone, anywhere, anyhow. Its Global Work Platform TM simplifies the employer and talent experience through its proprietary cloud-based talent management technology, backed by personalized expertise and unmatched global scale. With talent solutions in more than 185 countries and all 50 United States, the platform combines global Employer of Record and Contractor Management to onboard, manage, and pay talent worldwide. Thousands of brands rely on Velocity Global to build global teams without the cost or complexity of setting up foreign legal entities or state registrations. Velocity Global was named a “Leader” in Global Employer of Record services by prominent analyst firm NelsonHall. Founded in 2014, the company has hundreds of employees across six continents. For more information, visit velocityglobal.com. Contact Details Velocity Global Erick Sanchez +1 720-650-4348 news@velocityglobal.com Company Website https://velocityglobal.com/

July 01, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Kivvit Nominated for New York Emmy Awards for NJDOH COVID-19 Public Awareness Campaign

Kivvit

Kivvit today was nominated for multiple Emmys at the New York Emmy Awards for its impactful work with the State of New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) in creating a COVID-19 public awareness campaign. The nominations come after Kivvit won four awards for its work with NJDOH at the American Association of Political Consultants’ Pollie Awards last month, 10 awards at the Reed Awards in April and having won the Platinum SABRE Best In Show Award and Superior Achievement in Research and Planning Award for the same campaign. The Reeds also named Kivvit Public Affairs Firm of the Year for the third consecutive year. “We thank the Murphy Administration for being remarkable partners throughout this entire endeavor,” said Director of Brand Strategy Pearl Gabel. “This effort is among our proudest at Kivvit. We strive to create compelling, interesting content but it is all the more rewarding when that content saves lives.” “It is an honor to be nominated and to have our work showcased with so many other worthwhile efforts,” said Associate Director Vin Ciniello. “Kivvit will continue to build on our data-driven ethos to tackle the most complex issues here in New Jersey and across the country.” Kivvit has worked to amplify NJDOH messaging and resources to change public behavior and mitigate the effects of COVID-19 since the early stages of the pandemic in April 2020. Since then, Kivvit’s work has evolved to encompass a multitude of strategies, leveraging state-of-the-art insights and thousands of ads in dozens of languages. This high-impact work with the NJDOH has led to measurable, life-saving results reflected by an improvement in statewide COVID-19 testing rates and the success of the state’s vaccination efforts. Kivvit’s NJDOH campaign advertisements were nominated for the Public Service Announcement Category Single Entry for its “Sorry, Mom” ad and nominated for the Campaign category for a series of ads, including “Fight Isn’t Over Yet,” “Holiday Gift -Grandma,” “Not That Stupid,” “Holiday Gift – Kid,” and “They Call Me An Essential Worker” ads. Award recipients will be announced in October 2022The Emmy Awards honorees will be announced in October 2022 in a livestream broadcast on the NY Emmys website and at a live in person gala on a date and place to be announced. Of Kivvit’s work with the New Jersey Department of Health, Paul Holmes, chair of the SABRE judges, described the campaign as “everything our judges are looking for in a modern 21st century public relations campaign. It was data-driven, with sharp insights and impressive creativity across multiple channels, and—most important—it resulted in real, measurable behavior change. It’s no exaggeration to say that this campaign saved lives.” About Kivvit Kivvit is one of the largest and fastest-growing independent strategic communications and public affairs firms in the United States, with over 140 professionals across six offices in Boston, Chicago, Miami, New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. Kivvit has earned over 60 awards and recognitions in the past 5 years, including Public Affairs of the Year (Reed Awards), Digital Agency of the Year (PRovoke SABRE North America), Most Innovative Agency (Bulldog Stars of PR Awards), and a Best Agency to Work For (PRovoke). Kivvit also leads O'Dwyer's national rankings of independent communications firms across multiple categories, including #1 for Real Estate Finance & Development, #2 for Energy and Non-Profit, #4 for Purpose and Corporate Social Responsibility. To learn more and see what we do, visit www.Kivvit.com and follow us @TeamKivvit. Contact Details Zach Silber +1 212-929-0669 zsilber@kivvit.com Company Website https://www.kivvit.com/

July 01, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Moose Cree First Nation Signs Ground-Breaking RPAS Technical Skills Training Agreement with Volatus Aerospace

Volatus Aerospace Corp.

Volatus Aerospace Corp. (TSXV:VOL, OTCQB:VLTTF) ("Volatus" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement on Monday, June 27, 2022 to provide ongoing RPAS technical skills training to Moose Cree First Nation members. The training activity will take place in the Moose Cree community and Volatus will mentor the nation in developing its critical skills and infrastructure for a robust RPAS business servicing the community. “Working with Moose Cree First Nation to establish an in-community base of trained RPAS operators is a very important first step in forming a foundation for a successful RPAS business” stated Rob Walker, Volatus COO. “We envisage Moose Cree’s RPAS capability developing into future cargo delivery, hot spot fire mapping, ice flow surveillance, search and rescue activities, and various infrastructure inspection capabilities.” Moose Cree Director of Economic Development, Stan Kapashesit stated: “We chose to work with Volatus and Indigenous Aerospace because of their broad knowledge base in all things RPAS. Their demonstrated expertise in pilot training, regulatory obligations and safety systems will prove invaluable as we look at our future growth into cargo operations, mapping, inspections, and search and rescue missions. We are proud to launch our RPAS initiative which will serve our community and build our knowledge and capacity to support growth and economic success.” About Volatus Aerospace: Volatus Aerospace Corp. is a leading provider of integrated drone solutions throughout Canada, the United States, and Latin America. Operating a vast pilot network, Volatus serves commercial and defense markets with imaging and inspection, security and surveillance, equipment sales and support, training, and design, manufacturing, and R&D. Through its subsidiary Volatus Aviation, Volatus carries on the business of aircraft management, charter sales, and cargo services using piloted, remotely piloted, and autonomous aircraft. Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. Forward-Looking Statement This news release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the plans, intentions, beliefs and current expectations of the Corporation with respect to future business activities and operating performance. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements formed in the future tense or indicating that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” (or other variations of the foregoing) be taken, occur, be achieved, or come to pass. Forward-looking information includes information regarding (i) the business plans and expectations of the Corporation; and (ii) expectations for other economic, business, and/or competitive factors. Forward-looking information is based on currently available competitive, financial and economic data and operating plans, strategies or beliefs as of the date of this news release, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Corporation to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors may be based on information currently available to the Corporation, including information obtained from third-party industry analysts and other third-party sources, and are based on management’s current expectations or beliefs. Any and all forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking information is not based on historical facts but instead reflects expectations, estimates or projections concerning future results or events based on the opinions, assumptions and estimates of management considered reasonable at the date the statements are made. Forward-looking information reflects the Corporation’s current beliefs and is based on information currently available to it and on assumptions it believes to be not unreasonable in light of all of the circumstances. In some instances, material factors or assumptions are discussed in this news release in connection with statements containing forward-looking information. Such material factors and assumptions include, but are not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Corporation; meeting the continued listing requirements of the TSXV; and anticipated and unanticipated costs and other factors referenced in this news release and the Circular, including, but not limited to, those set forth in the Circular under the caption “Risk Factors”. Although the Corporation has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. The forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this news release and, other than as required by law, the Corporation disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Source: Volatus Aerospace Corp. TSXV: VOL Contact Details Rob Walker +1 514-447-7986 rob.walker@volatusaerospace.com Company Website https://volatusaerospace.com

June 30, 2022 07:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Interview with Loic Gautier, CEO, Leflair Inc., Subsidiary of Society Pass

Society Pass Incorporated

Contact Details TJ Paige +1 877-440-9464 tj@benzinga.com Company Website https://thesocietypass.com

June 29, 2022 01:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Growth in the Customer Insights & Feedback Market Is Being Fueled by Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Adoption, According to Dash Research

Dash Network

The technologies that enable customer experience (CX), such as customer relationship management (CRM), customer data and analytics, personalization & optimization, contact center solutions, and employee experience (EX) solutions, are all integral to companies aspiring to build strong CX programs. However, according to a new report from Dash Research, it is the use of customer insights & feedback technologies that provides the ignition for all of these solutions. These tools provide the direct link between not only customer and company, but also employee. The flow of customer information, both directly asked for and gathered through indirect sources, is critical to the success of CX. Dash Research forecasts that the global market for customer insights & feedback software and services will grow from $5.4 billion in 2021 to nearly $8.0 billion by 2026, an increase of 48%. The CX market intelligence firm anticipates that insights & feedback platforms will represent 55% of the revenue mix during the forecast period, with services constituting 25% and applications composing 20% of the total. “Customer insights & feedback has long evolved past simple surveys and outreach,” says senior analyst Sherril Hanson. “There has been an explosion in customer data type and channel options and vendors have responded by offering a wide range of comprehensive solutions to support not just engaging and easy to set up data collection, but also sophisticated data analytics, insight generation, relevant dashboards, and tools to enable those insights to turn into action.” Hanson adds that at times, this platform evolution is at odds with the widely varying levels of CX maturity in the industry, with some companies lacking the operational processes or company-wide culture to take their CX program to the next level. Consumer sentiment toward feedback is likewise evolving with high expectations placed upon companies to provide timely and empathic responses. Customers want the opportunity to be heard and acknowledged, but on their own terms and via their own channel choice. They also want action taken quickly and in a focused, personalized manner. Dash Research’s analysis finds that the key market drivers spurring the purchase of customer insights & feedback software and services include the following: The move to digital has created an enormous number of channels and sources for feedback. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies allow for the streamlining of analysis, more successful leveraging of unstructured data, and the development of more novel collection methods. Consumer expectations for quick response are spurring strong interest in technologies that enable insights to action/closing the feedback loop. Insight and feedback technologies provide the needed link between EX and CX. A high need exists to better prioritize initiatives and identify churn risk. However, there are many barriers for organizations when attempting to deploy customer insights & feedback solutions, many of which are internal and operational. The key barriers tempering the growth of customer insights & feedback include the following: Lack of CX maturity in organizations. Too much outreach can alienate end users. Inability to move beyond collection and metrics. Internal technologies and priorities lead to data silos hindering information flow. Dash Research’s report, “Customer Insights & Feedback”, focuses on the customer insights & feedback software platforms, applications, and services that are offered to help companies achieve excellent CX. These solutions are an integral part of a customer’s experience and, if done correctly, will be a positive engagement, resulting in less churn, deeper loyalty, and the potential for customers to turn into promoters. From a company viewpoint, successful deployments can boost CX metrics, which are often then linked to an improved return on investment (ROI). Further, these technologies help companies prioritize and focus on the actions that will cause the greatest positive effect and identify other internal points of friction that affect EX. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the firm’s website. Dash Research, the market intelligence arm of Dash Network, provides in-depth research and insights on the worldwide CX market including a comprehensive assessment of technology solutions, business issues, market drivers, and end-user dynamics across industry sectors. Dash Research’s global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a complete view of emerging business opportunities surrounding contact center technologies, customer data & analytics, customer data platforms, customer insights & feedback, customer relationship management, personalization & optimization, and employee experience. For more information, visit www.dashresearch.com or call +1.720.603.1700. Contact Details Dash Research Clint Wheelock +1 720-603-1700 press@dashnetwork.com Company Website http://www.dashnetwork.com

June 29, 2022 05:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Purple Garden Introduces Instant Chat Psychic Reading For Seekers Who Have Call Hesitancy

Blue Ribbon Group

Often there are unforeseen situations where people experience a massive obstacle in life related to their career, finances or love relationships. To cut back on the burden, people often resort to psychic readings to find solutions. This is where they feel the need to have proper guidance from a visionary who can get people going on the right path like Purple Garden. Purple Garden is not that visionary for seekers, however they act as an intermediary between people seeking vision and people who provide vision. Purple Garden saves the hassle of finding the right visionary as they have experienced and reliable psychics in their network who know how to connect with clients and help them with their expertise. The platform is the result of cumulative efforts by the best psychic readers and the minds that actually made it happen. The platform utilizes a user-friendly UI to enable beginners to find the right service. To make things seamless, you can find one special feature with Purple Garden where seekers can now connect with the readers via chat. Instant chat feature was added for people who refrain from communicating via calls. For such people, video psychic sessions can never be as smooth as chatting over texts. The company saves the transcript of each live text chat, and users can review it anytime they want. People can also revisit their previous live voice orders, but they may not be able to watch their live video reading again. Also, the stored data is kept safe. Every seeker has a different pocket strength to pay for services. The rate usually varies from $0.99 to $14.99 per minute on the platform, and the experience of the reader plays a big role while determining the rates. All kinds of users are likely to find a suitable match on the site. People often have second thoughts while joining a psychic reading session with a new psychic. There is a review section where one can find feedback written by previous clients, and every psychic has a reading based on their performance. As everything is done for the greater good, many users claim that psychics available on Purple Garden provide the most accurate readings, advice, and guidance. They can also apply filters based on their preferences to find a suitable reader. Price range, online status, number of reviews, and mode of communication can be chosen by the users while applying filters. However, it can be done by entering the demand on the search bar. To narrow down the choices, the platform also has a ‘Top Rated’ section on its official website, and all-time top-rated advisors are mentioned on this list. These may be the safest options for those who don’t know how to find the right advisor. The company keeps adding new psychics to the platform, and experts can join the psychic reading platform by following the procedure mentioned on the site. Users can also earn a deposit bonus by adding money to their accounts; however, the bonus amount may change with time. They can also get cashback, and the earned amount is shown in the ‘Cashback’ section on the site. Payment giants like PayPal are available as a payment mode on the site, and users can add money to their accounts in minutes. Seekers can also use their debit cards to make payments. After making a deposit, users will have access to all services offered by the company. Purple Garden offers a wide range of services, including tarot readings, palm readings, psychic readings, astrology readings, and oracle guidance. Their official platform is completely safe and secure, along with the payment process and all the user data is encrypted. Moreover, there are no hidden or malicious charges involved in the process, as the company mentions the applicable charges clearly, and users can check them beforehand. The verified psychics on the platform make clients feel comfortable and give them time to express their feelings and queries properly. Users can end a session anytime they want and look for other options if a reader doesn’t match their requirements. If their desired reader is busy or offline, they can turn on the notification. They will be notified when the reader is available, and they can start a session. Those who want to work with a new psychic can pick any option from the ‘Trending’ list on the official site. Purple Garden was determined to make a space convenient enough to let people utilize the services at the comfort of their home. They connect people to hundreds of experienced advisors in seconds, and people can join a session instantly if the online psychic medium is available. No need to make prior appointments. The platform offers excellent customer support, and their support team members are highly professional and talk politely to users. People can contact the team via email, or they can send a message to the team using the contact form on the website. Most people get a response within 24 hours; however, it can take longer in some situations. However, there is a FAQ section available to instant answers to queries. Purple Garden works both on smartphones and desktop. They do it to keep things running smoothly, as their customer base is exponentially growing, and they want users to have more options to choose from. Currently, the company doesn’t offer a satisfaction guarantee, and people won’t receive a refund even if they are unhappy with the reading. However, if there is a technical issue during the session, the user may receive a partial or full refund in the form of credits or cash, depending on the situation. To receive a refund, the user will have to report the issue to the support staff within 72 hours of the incident. The company also encourages users to hang up if they aren’t able to connect to the reader on a deeper level and look for other options. Purple Garden has become a big player in the world of psychics in a short period, and its customer base has also grown over time. It’s a customer-centric company, and people can utilize its services at reasonable prices. The team takes all the requisite steps to make every experience worth it. The services are available in all price brackets so that availing these services will not blow a hole in the pocket. Those who want a value for money experience, Purple Garden can be their best bet. They select only reliable psychic readers, and most clients have a satisfactory experience on their site. The platform has managed to sustain its position at the top by choosing quality over everything. Purple Garden is here to stay, and the team has done an outstanding job so far as they have created a definite path for people seeking guidance and experts who provide the same. Contact Details Riya Tyagi riya@radrevenue.net

June 29, 2022 02:54 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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New Report Details How to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 22% in Global Supply Chain by Adopting a Freight Data Exchange Standard

Coalition for Reimagined Mobility

The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo), a global initiative created to shape policy and ideas for more equitable and sustainable movement of people and goods around the world, today released a report that details the impact of freight sector data sharing to improve the sustainability and reliability of the global supply chain. The report includes new modeling from the International Transport Forum (ITF), which found that the adoption of an open freight data exchange standard would not only improve operational efficiencies across the supply chain, reducing the unprecedented level of goods stuck at global ports, it will also result in an estimated 22% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 and eliminate 2.5 billion barrels of oil per year. Freight data exchange standards are open or freely available technical specifications that define how to share critical information to seamlessly facilitate global freight logistics. Standardizing the exchange of freight data will support a transition to widespread software-enabled communication forming the backbone of better stakeholder coordination across the global supply chain. Clean Fuel and Electrification Are Not Enough to Decarbonize the Freight Sector “We need a comprehensive plan of action to decarbonize our global freight sector,” said Mary Nichols, co-chair of the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility. “Business as usual is not an option. As we transition to increasingly lower carbon fuels, vessels and vehicles, we must also rapidly deploy technology solutions that will drive operational efficiencies - and critically needed climate benefits - across the global supply chain.” ReMo partnered with the ITF to use its globally renowned freight emissions model to quantify emissions reductions that could be generated by data exchange to share logistical data in near real-time and streamline the supply chain. The impact is significant, including: A reduction of sea freight emissions by 280 million tons of carbon per year and road freight emissions by 360 million tons of carbon per year; Elimination of 2.5 billion barrels of oil per year; and A 6-percent cost savings per ton-kilometer. A Freight Data Exchange Standard Will Increase Freight System Resilience and Sustainability While Reducing Oil Dependence. Digitalization of the freight sector has lagged as market and regulatory failures have created barriers to change. The time for action is now. The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility calls on policymakers to take the following steps immediately: Require the use of freight data exchange standards as a condition for accessing ports. Deploy freight data exchange standards that communicates near real-time operational data. Allocate authority to national governments and ports to require the use of freight data exchange standards. Allocate seed funding to ports and industry stakeholders to deploy data exchange standard pilots and projects. Initiate and fund targeted intermodal exchange and smart steaming programs to realize near-term emissions reduction benefits. “The world’s largest shippers and major supply chain players must work together to forge a new path to decarbonization and resilience by embracing digitalization and a globally accepted freight data exchange standard,” said Michael Hynekamp, COO, Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA. “We, alongside members of the Coalition, are committed to reimagining the freight system in collaboration with private and public organizations around the world. Digital transformation is the way towards our sustainable future.” Visit this link to download the full report. For more information about the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility, and a detailed list of commissioners, please visit: https://reimaginedmobility.org/about/. About the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) is a global effort of industry, government and academic leaders shaping more equitable and sustainable policy solutions that leverage technology to improve the movement of people and goods. As an initiative of SAFE, the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility conducts research and advocacy to advance economically sustainable policies and platforms that prioritize people and the planet. For more information visit, reimaginedmobility.org. About the International Transport Forum The International Transport Forum is an intergovernmental organisation with 64 member countries. It acts as a think tank for transport policy and organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers. ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes. The ITF is administratively integrated with the OECD yet politically autonomous. Visit www.itf-oecd.org. Contact Details Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) Ashley Simmons +1 202-341-9508 asimmons@reimaginedmobility.org International Transport Forum (ITF) Michael Kloth +33 6 15 95 03 27 Michael.KLOTH@itf-oecd.org Racepoint Global Paul Rechichi +1 617-624-3221 CoalitionReMo@racepointglobal.com Company Website https://reimaginedmobility.org/

June 28, 2022 04:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Stupid Cancer and its partners release a statement regarding abortion access for cancer patients

Stupid Cancer, Inc.

The following joint statement was issued today by Stupid Cancer's Board of Directors and co-signed by Bright Spot Network, Cactus Cancer Society, Cervivor, Elephants and Tea, Escape, Family Reach, Fuck Cancer, Imerman Angels, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Teen Cancer America, True North Treks, and The Ulman Foundation. Stupid Cancer and its Board of Directors is committed to the empowerment of people affected by adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer. As patient advocacy organizations serving AYA patients, we join the medical community in fully renouncing any efforts to limit or remove access to safe abortion care. Abortion is a safe and essential healthcare right. Patients with cancer may face many difficult choices in their treatment journey. Patients who learn of a cancer diagnosis during pregnancy often must choose between continuing pregnancy (delaying essential life-saving treatments) and termination of pregnancy. Surgeries or medical treatment for cancer that could also result in loss of pregnancy would be considered abortion under certain state laws. This threatens the patient’s ability to receive cancer care in a timely fashion. Additionally, the continued interference of state legislatures into individuals’ personal healthcare decisions undermines the principles of the patient-physician relationship. These decisions are personal and should be made by patients in discussion with their medical team and not limited by legal consideration. Changes occurring in state laws ( Texas SB8, Oklahoma HB4327 ) and the recent ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States regarding Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization raise grave concerns regarding access to abortion care in this country. Multiple leading medical organizations including American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) 1, Society for Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) 2, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 3, North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) have denounced the opinions of this ruling. Given trigger laws in effect in at least 25 states, swift and immediate loss of abortion access is expected. A joint statement from NASPAG/SAHM 4 outlines how these changes would affect adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients in particular. AYA patients undergoing cancer care often consider options for preserving their fertility prior to cancer therapies, including freezing embryos. Given the confusion and misconceptions that anti-abortion legislation has caused and more recent bans starting with fertilization, we also have grave concerns that these laws and those that follow will limit the ability of patients to access fertility preservation techniques and have control over reproductive decision making of their stored tissue in the future. Finally, given misconceptions about the mechanisms of actions of many of the most effective contraceptive methods (including emergency contraceptives), we have serious concerns about the potential for limitations on AYA patients' access to the best form of contraception for them. We, the undersigned, are patient advocacy nonprofit organizations supporting AYA patients and their loved ones. We remain committed to advocating for the AYA community to have resources to navigate treatment and survivorship on their own terms, inclusive of access to abortion care. Signed Stupid Cancer, Inc. Bright Spot Network Cactus Cancer Society Cervivor Elephants and Tea Escape Family Reach Fuck Cancer Imerman Angels Living Beyond Breast Cancer Teen Cancer America True North Treks The Ulman Foundation [1] American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (2022, May 2) ACOG Statement on Reports of a Draft Opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson [Press Release]. Retrieved from https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2022/05/acog-statement-on-reports-of-a-draft-opinion-in-dobbs-v-jackson [2] Society for Gynecologic Oncology. (2022, May 4) SGO Commits to Policy Action and Advocacy in Defense of Reproductive Rights. [Press Release]. Retrieved from https://www.sgo.org/news/sgo-commits-to-policy-action-and-advocacy-in-defense-of-reproductive-rights/ [3] American Society of Reproductive Medicine. (2022, May 3) ASRM Issues Statement Regarding Roe v. Wade and Its Possible Implications on Access to Reproductive Care. [Press Release} Retrieved from https://www.asrm.org/news-and-publications/news-and-research/press-releases-and-bulletins/asrm-issues-statement-regarding-roe-v.-wade-and-its-possible-implications-on-access-to-reproductive-care/ [4] North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. (2022, May 17). SAHM/NASPAG Statement on Leaked Draft SCOTUS Opinion Regarding Mississippi v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization [Press Release]. Retrieved from https://naspag.memberclicks.net/assets/docs/SAHM%20NASPAG%20Statement%202022.05.17.pdf About Stupid Cancer: Stupid Cancer's mission is to help empower everyone in the adolescent and young adult (AYA) community by ending isolation and building community. Contact Details Stupid Cancer Alison Silberman +1 212-619-1040 media@stupidcancer.org Company Website https://stupidcancer.org/

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