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Women and Alzheimer’s Disease Subject of Giving Tuesday Webinar

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Foundation

Cure Alzheimer’s Fund will host Dr. Liisa Galea for a Giving Tuesday webinar on her research into women and Alzheimer’s disease. In this pre-recorded webinar, Dr. Galea presents her research on sex-based differences into the causes of Alzheimer's disease and discusses her findings with Meg Smith, CEO of Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Dr. Liisa Galea is the Treliving Family Chair in Women’s Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada and a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Galea is a world-renowned expert in sex hormone influences on brain and behavior, with a focus on dementia and stress-related psychiatric disorders. Her research examines the intersection of hormones, and stress on brain plasticity in males and females. “Women develop Alzheimer's disease at twice the rate of men. Dr. Galea’s research into why women are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s and what is driving increased risk is impressive,” said CEO Smith. “She is a tireless advocate for women’s health research and for sex and gender-based analysis to improve cognitive aging for both women and men. We are lucky to hear from her.” “There is a lot of talk about precision medicine, the idea that we can tailor treatments based on our genes. But we rarely talk about how different treatments might be needed to combat neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s based on our sex,” said Galea. “The top three risk factors for late onset sporadic Alzheimer’s disease include APOE4 genotype and female sex. If you are an APOE4 carrier and a female you have an even greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease than if you are male carrier. Why not harness this information to see whether we can discover new therapies to combat this devastating illness. It’s time we figured out how sex plays a role, not only in the risk and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, but whether or not, different treatments may need to be tailored by sex.” For more information and to view the webinar, please visit Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at CureAlz.org and https://bit.ly/49jqQuO for the webinar. The webinar takes place during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in November. It is estimated that more than 6.5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease two-thirds of those who are afflicted are women. It is projected that the share of adults 65 and older in the US population will rise to 22 percent by 2050. With age as the biggest risk factor, Alzheimer’s disease is poised to place an unmanageable financial burden on the US healthcare system, caregivers, and loved ones. About Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is a non-profit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow, or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has provided grants to the world’s leading researchers and contributed more than $180 million to research. Its funded initiatives have been responsible for many key breakthroughs in understanding the causes and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received a 4-star rating for more than 12 consecutive years from Charity Navigator. With 100 percent of funds raised going to support research, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has been able to provide grants to many of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research. For more information, visit https://www.curealz.org/. To learn about our the impact of Alzheimer’s on women and women working towards a cure, visit https://womenandalzheimers.org. Contact Details Barbara Chambers +1 978-417-9890 bchambers@curealz.org Company Website https://www.CureAlz.org

November 27, 2023 05:01 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Transforming the Future of Work: 2023 Global DEI Conference Showcases Leading Voices in Diversity and Inclusion

1BusinessWorld

The 2023 Global DEI Conference, set to take place from November 28 to November 30, 2023, announces a distinguished lineup of speakers, marking it as a pivotal event in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This hybrid event, accommodating both in-person and virtual attendees, is designed to foster a comprehensive understanding and discussion on DEI, providing actionable insights and innovative strategies. https://1businessworld.com/global-dei-conference/ The conference features a diverse group of DEI leaders and innovators, each bringing a unique perspective and depth of experience to the table. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with: - Elizabeth Cowper, Founder & CEO, Ludo - Cynthia Fortlage, Specialist, Consultant, CAF Services - Duro Oye, Co-Founder & Group CEO, 20/20 Levels - Giuliano Pozza, Chief Information Officer, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Paul Hackett, Founding Partner, The WellBeings.London - Zoë Lukič, Global Internal Communications Manager, ZOO Digital Group - Tara Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO, Nara Consulting Group - Hayden Smith, Head of Partnerships, BXVentures - Kenneth Sharperson, Chief Diversity Officer, Armstrong Teasdale - Kesha Carter, Chief Diversity Officer, Coordinated Care Services - Tiffany Hinton, Chief Diversity Officer, Elizabeth City State University - Rocki Howard, Founder and Chief Diversiologist, Diversiology.IO - Tonja Sasser-Bonds, Executive HR Leader - Sara Shahvisi, Chief Learning Officer, Fearless Futures - Sonia McNamara, Founder, At Cause - Nelson Derry, People & Culture Leader, Aesop - Maike Van Oyen, Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging Specialist, All-in Foundation - Meggie Palmer, Founder & CEO, PepTalkHer - Brian McComak, Founder & CEO, Hummingbird Humanity - Piers Linney, Co-Founder & CEO, Implement AI - Shradha Sinha, Leader HB BP, TA & TD, IDEX INDIA - Greg Aden, Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant, Aden Leadership - Cris Banahan, Head, Global Sustainability & Citizenship, TransUnion - Kisha Payton, Global Chief DEI Officer, C Space - Nila Johnson, VP - Global Lead, Diversity and Inclusion, Standard Chartered Bank - Jonathan Ochart, Founder & CEO, The Postcard Agency - Greg Rider, Director, Corporate Compliance, EmblemHealth - Maria Flouda, Founder and Managing Consultant, Sustainability Switch Consultancy - Jimi Okubanjo, Producer / Director, Arise Firebird - Luce Grover, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Primis - Rachel Morris, Co-founder & Coach, Motion Learning - Charlotte Sweeney OBE, CEO, Charlotte Sweeney Associates - Mandy Rico, Director, Advisory & Inclusion, INvolve - The Inclusion People - Kate Pljaskovova, Founder & CEO, Fair HQ - Aaron Bruce, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, ArtCenter College of Design - Denise Fields, Global Director, DEIB, TransUnion - Daniel Pascoe Aguilar, Chief Diversity Officer, Excelsior University - Joi Smith, Founder, People Principles - Patrick Driscoll, General Partner, Chasing Rainbows - Anthony Scott, Chief Inclusion & Belonging Officer, Virginia Tech - Love Odih Kumuyi, Founder & Culture Engineering Officer, UNSILOED This comprehensive range of speakers will share their expertise, offering diverse perspectives on the challenges and opportunities within DEI. The conference is an ideal platform for professionals seeking to enhance their organization's DEI initiatives, aiming for personal growth in this area, or wishing to connect with like-minded professionals. Registration is now open for this transformative event. We encourage you to join us at the forefront of the DEI conversation. https://1businessworld.com/global-dei-conference/ Elevate your understanding, expand your network, and empower your actions at the 2023 Global DEI Conference. All news and content distribution in partnership with News Direct. About Ludo: Ludo provides tech for inclusion. The foundation of Ludo is a digital solution to drive wellbeing and inclusion in the workplace. Ludo provides resource for all employees, offers HR consulting, Coaching, Workshops, Learning & Development and Speakers. We work with businesses to provide a full wrap around service to drive a successful culture of wellbeing & inclusion. Our digital platform provides full wrap around support through Maternity, instant information on Menopause, Fertility and Health, including Mental Health. Ludo About 1BusinessWorld: 1BusinessWorld is a global business ecosystem, network and marketplace that provides entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals with the information, tools, resources and connectivity needed to succeed throughout their company’s growth journey, toward a better business world. Our vision is based on the reality that we live, work and do business in one global interconnected business environment, and hence our motto: “One World, One Business World”. Our mission is to encourage and support global communication and collaboration among entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses. 1BusinessWorld Contact Details 1BusinessWorld Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

November 22, 2023 03:35 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Putting the Brakes on Distracted Driving This Holiday Season

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/-m__hB55lSE The holiday season is here – and that means there will be an increase of motorists on U.S. roadways. With more families hitting the road, it’s an important time to discuss the dangers and consequences of distracted driving. The 2023 Travelers Risk Index on distracted driving found that 70% of consumers feel that distracted driving is more of a problem now than it was over the past few years. Following are additional highlights from the 2023 Travelers Risk Index: · 80% make or receive calls. · 57% use handheld devices. · 28% post on social media. · 27% take photos or videos. The Travelers Institute, the public policy division at Travelers, has been raising awareness of the dangers of distracted driving through its Every Second Matters® campaign – an initiative that began in 2017. Since the campaign started, the Travelers Institute has published a number of whitepapers and resources to help consumers understand the risks and learn how to be safe behind the wheel. The Travelers Institute was joined by Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), the world’s largest telematics solution provider, which regularly publishes new distracted driving data insights and road safety reports throughout the year. According to its new report, The State of Distracted Driving in 2023 & the Future of Road Safety, CMT reports that the 23% surge in distracted driving in 2022 caused an additional 420,000 crashes, 1,000 fatalities, and $10 billion in economic damages. Additionally, a new analysis from CMT shows that distracted driving increased by 9.2% on Thanksgiving Day from 2020 to 2022. For more information, visit TRAVELERSINSTITUTE.ORG AND CMT.AI. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

November 22, 2023 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Elevate Your DEI Journey: The 2023 Global DEI Conference Announces an Impressive Speaker Lineup

1BusinessWorld

The 2023 Global DEI Conference, a pivotal event in advancing global diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), proudly unveils its lineup of esteemed speakers. This hybrid event, set to take place from November 28 to November 30, 2023, brings together a remarkable assembly of DEI experts, thought leaders, and change-makers. With a focus on fostering equity in a connected world, the conference offers a platform for participants to engage with leading voices in the field of DEI. The diverse range of speakers ensures a comprehensive exploration of DEI topics, promising to provide actionable insights, innovative strategies, and inspiring discussions. Featured Speakers at the 2023 Global DEI Conference: - Elizabeth Cowper, Founder & CEO, Ludo - Cynthia Fortlage, Specialist, Consultant, CAF Services - Duro Oye, Co-Founder & Group CEO, 20/20 Levels - Giuliano Pozza, Chief Information Officer, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore - Paul Hackett, Founding Partner, The WellBeings.London - Zoë Lukič, Global Internal Communications Manager, ZOO Digital Group - Tara Wilson, Co-Founder & CEO, Nara Consulting Group - Hayden Smith, Head of Partnerships, BXVentures - Kenneth Sharperson, Chief Diversity Officer, Armstrong Teasdale - And many more distinguished leaders and innovators. Event Highlights: - Engaging sessions with global DEI experts. - Networking opportunities with DEI professionals. - Innovative strategies and insights on DEI implementation. The 2023 Global DEI Conference is a must-attend event for professionals across all sectors looking to enhance their understanding and practice of DEI. It offers a unique opportunity to connect with a community committed to making impactful changes in workplaces and societies worldwide. Registration Information: Registration for the 2023 Global DEI Conference is now open. We encourage early registration to ensure participation in this transformative event. For more information and to register, please visit https://1businessworld.com/global-dei-conference/ Join us in shaping a more inclusive and equitable future. Be part of the change at the 2023 Global DEI Conference. All news and content distribution in partnership with News Direct. About Ludo: Ludo provides tech for inclusion. The foundation of Ludo is a digital solution to drive wellbeing and inclusion in the workplace. Ludo provides resource for all employees, offers HR consulting, Coaching, Workshops, Learning & Development and Speakers. We work with businesses to provide a full wrap around service to drive a successful culture of wellbeing & inclusion. Our digital platform provides full wrap around support through Maternity, instant information on Menopause, Fertility and Health, including Mental Health. Ludo About 1BusinessWorld: 1BusinessWorld is a global business ecosystem, network and marketplace that provides entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals with the information, tools, resources and connectivity needed to succeed throughout their company’s growth journey, toward a better business world. Our vision is based on the reality that we live, work and do business in one global interconnected business environment, and hence our motto: “One World, One Business World”. Our mission is to encourage and support global communication and collaboration among entrepreneurs, professionals, and businesses. 1BusinessWorld Contact Details 1BusinessWorld Media Enquiries +1 212-220-6677 info@1businessworld.com Company Website https://1businessworld.com

November 22, 2023 01:47 PM Eastern Standard Time

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The 2023 China-Europe Forum on Offshore New Energy Development: Strengthen China-Europe Cooperation on Offshore Renewables for A Shared Green Future

China-Europe Forum on Offshore New Energy Development

YANCHENG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 22 November 2023 - Offshore renewables play a pivotal role in the realm of renewable energy, and its development stands as one of the key paths to combat climate change, expedite energy transition, and ensure energy security. In recent years, the integrated development of offshore wind, offshore solar and marine energy has become a new trend, while advanced technologies and innovative models including offshore hydrogen production and energy island developing rapidly. Yancheng, situated on the eastern coast of China, has excellent offshore renewable energy resource, and is known as the “No.1 city of offshore renewables in China”. As of 2022, Yancheng has 5.54 GW of offshore wind in Yancheng are 4.5 GW and 8.94 GW respectively, underscoring its huge potential in the near future. Furthermore, Yancheng attaches significant importance to international cooperation, and has already achieved a milestone by completing the first China-Europe offshore wind cooperation project in China. Yancheng maintains an open, welcoming stance and eagerly anticipates practical collaboration on offshore renewables with European countries and the rest of the world. Signing ceremony of major projects at the forum On November 21, the 2023 China-Europe Forum on Offshore New Energy Development took place in Yancheng, Jiangsu. The forum, themed " Strengthen China-Europe cooperation on offshore renewables for a shared green future," the forum consists of the main forum on 21th morning including opening remarks, release and signing ceremony and keynote speeches, 6 sub-forums on 21th afternoon focusing on Offshore Wind and Solar, Energy Storage, Hydrogen, Building of a New Power Industry, Green Electricity & Renewables Certificate, and Zero-carbon Industrial Park respectively. The opening ceremony was attended by Ren Jingdong, Deputy Director of the National Energy Administration; Zhou Bin, Secretary of the Yancheng Municipal Committee of the CPC; Wang Bin, General Manager of Power Construction Corporation of China; Marjo Crompvoets, Consul General from the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Shanghai; Lise Nordgaard, Consul General from the Consulate General of Norway in Shanghai; and Miguel Montoya, Vice Chairman of the China-EU Chamber of Commerce. Fu Cong, the Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, addressed the conference via video. Zhang Mingkang, Mayor of Yancheng, presided over the opening ceremony. After the opening ceremony, the forum released significant outcomes, including the "2023 Yancheng Declaration of the China-Europe Forum on Offshore New Energy Development," "Public Solicitation of Technical Solutions for Offshore Photovoltaics, Offshore Energy Islands, and High Proportion Application of New Energy," and the "Comparison Analysis and Cooperation Potential Study of Key Technologies and Industrial Chains of Floating Offshore Wind Power in China and Europe." Twenty-five major projects were signed, with a total amount reaching 29.48 billion yuan, injecting new impetus into the further advancement of technological innovation and industrial upgrading in offshore new energy and deepening pragmatic China-Europe cooperation. Contact Details Ms. Shen 719084598@qq.com

November 22, 2023 09:27 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Fort Lauderdale Resident Chad Van Horn Competes on Squid Game: The Challenge, a Netflix Reality Show

Van Horn Law Group, P.A.

Media Inquiries: Cindy Schutt Cindy Schutt PR Cindy@SchuttPR.com (954) 805-0361 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (November 22, 2023) – Fort Lauderdale-based bankruptcy attorney Chad Van Horn, founding partner of Van Horn Law Group, P.A., is one of the participants in the highly anticipated Netflix reality show "Squid Game: The Challenge," which dropped on the streaming platform today at 3 a.m. ET. Out of hundreds of thousands of applicants worldwide, Van Horn, known as player 286, secured a coveted spot among the 456 contestants competing for a staggering $4.56 million prize. What sets Van Horn apart from other players is his commitment to making a difference. If he emerges as the winner of "Squid Game: The Challenge," he has pledged to donate the entire prize money to Big Brothers Big Sisters to establish a nationwide financial literacy program for the underprivileged youth in their program. The highly intense and physically demanding challenges of "Squid Game: The Challenge" puts players' strategies, alliances, and character to the ultimate test. While enduring the grueling competition, Van Horn, the founding partner attorney of Van Horn Law Group, remained resolute in upholding his principles, even in the face of adversity. "The taping of 'Squid Game: The Challenge' was an incredibly fierce and demanding experience, both physically and emotionally," shared Chad Van Horn. "Every day I participated, I was pushed to my limits, but I remained focused on maintaining my integrity. Even in the most challenging circumstances, I steadfastly held onto my ethics and values." With its extensive cast and unprecedented cash prize, "Squid Game: The Challenge" is expected to captivate a massive global audience, much like its predecessor. The original "Squid Game" drama currently holds the record as Netflix's most popular series of all time, with more than 1.65 billion viewing hours in the first 28 days following its September 2021 premiere. Van Horn, a dedicated viewer himself, was drawn to the show due to its exploration of financial insecurity. "The 'Squid Game' drama intrigued me because it shed light on the desperation faced by individuals in severe financial predicaments," explained Van Horn. "As a bankruptcy attorney, I witness people every day who are overwhelmed by debt, feeling hopeless and panicked. While 'Squid Game' showcases extreme circumstances and consequences, the underlying emotions resonate—overwhelming stress and fear." Given his firsthand experience with the devastating effects of debt, Van Horn has made a heartfelt decision to donate his winnings to establish a financial literacy program for economically underprivileged children in Big Brothers Big Sisters. He firmly believes that equipping these young individuals with effective financial literacy tools will pave the way for their successful financial futures. Van Horn intends to kickstart the program in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County, an organization he has been actively involved with as a Big Brother and board member for years. This philanthropic endeavor aligns perfectly with the mission of Van Horn Law Group: to restore peace of mind to individuals facing financial distress by providing first-rate affordable legal services with compassion, understanding and respect. Van Horn Law Group, P.A., specializes in personal and corporate bankruptcy, student loans, foreclosure defense, corporate reorganization, and debt negotiation. The firm is among the top five largest bankruptcy firms in Florida and the largest in Broward County, Florida, based on cases filed in the past 12 months (Pacer.gov). Van Horn, the author of Everything You Need to Know About Bankruptcy in Florida and The Debt Life, is certified in business and consumer bankruptcy. He holds certifications in both business and consumer bankruptcy. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Van Horn Law Group, P.A., operates six satellite offices spanning from Miami-Dade County to Orange County. For more information about Van Horn Law Group, please call (954) 637-0000 or visit www.vanhornlawgroup.com. For media inquiries and interview requests with Chad Van Horn regarding "Squid Game: The Challenge," please contact Cindy Schutt at Cindy@SchuttPR.com. ### Contact Details Cindy Schutt PR Cindy Schutt +1 954-805-0361 cindy@schuttpr.com Company Website https://www.vanhornlawgroup.com/

November 22, 2023 07:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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75% of Software Engineers Faced Retaliation Last Time They Reported Wrongdoing

Engprax

As AI continued to bring public concerns about computer systems to the forefront, earlier this year FTX’s former Director of Engineering plead guilty to his role in wrongdoing at the now-defunct cryptocurrency exchange. Meanwhile, the Horizon IT Inquiry continues to investigate how faulty accounting software has been blamed for multiple suicides and what has been described as “the most widespread miscarriage of justice in UK history”, with those wrongly imprisoned including a pregnant woman. An investigation 1 conducted by Dr Junade Ali CEng FIET 2 has uncovered systematic ongoing failures affecting software engineers and therefore computer systems used by broader society. 53% of software engineers surveyed by the polling firm Survation say they’ve suspected wrongdoing at work. Of those who speak up, 75% report facing retaliation the last time they reported wrongdoing to their employers. In instances where software engineers stayed silent, the top two reasons cited were potential retaliation from management (59%) and potential retaliation from colleagues (44%). Some companies have also sought to bypass public interest disclosure laws by getting employees to agree to warranty clauses during severance stipulating they know of no grounds to make protected disclosures. Such protected disclosures can include matters related to criminality, failure to comply with legal obligations, miscarriages of justice, health and safety dangers, or environmental damage. Despite these workaround clauses being banned by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2016, the investigation has found that they continued to be used in a financial institution - as evidenced by a settlement agreement between Worldpay and current BT CEO, Philip Jansen. The agreement lists automatic unfair dismissal for making a protected disclosure as a “particular claim” settled under the agreement and in exchange for signing the agreement Mr Jansen was paid £251,282 as a severance payment, the first £30,000 of which was tax-free, in addition to a £20,000 plus VAT contribution to legal fees, £3,700 plus VAT in outplacement counselling services and £100 for agreeing to post-termination restrictions. Commenting on the settlement agreement between Worldpay and Philip Jansen, Professor Richard Moorhead, Professor of Law and Professional Ethics at the University of Exeter, said: “If the clause is in breach of the FCA rules then this is a serious matter that I would expect them to look into, identify the senior people responsible, and take appropriate action. Any lawyers on top of their brief and involved in drafting such a clause would, I think, be expected to advise their clients that such clauses were inappropriate under FCA rules.” With engineers feeling unsafe to speak up, the investigation has also found the “industry standard” metrics frameworks used to assess software teams are flawed. Whilst Google’s DORA team has continued to use metrics that prioritise speed (and volume) to measure the delivery performance of software teams, a nationally representative poll of British adults ranked “getting the latest features as quickly as possible” least important to them when using computer systems (22%). Of the 10 different dimensions measured, the public was most likely to agree “to a great extent” that data security (62%), data accuracy (55%) and ensuring there are no serious bugs (55%) mattered to them. Of 8 dimensions, software engineers were least likely to agree “to a great extent” that “delivering work quickly” was most important to their jobs (33%); instead being able to provide for their families (52%), delivering work that is highly reliable (51%) and ensuring their work kept data secure (47%) came top. Additionally, whilst newer frameworks have focussed on the use of surveys within team settings; the investigation found, alongside the risk of retaliation for speaking up, 1 in 6 software engineers feel unable to express ideas or concerns, speak up with questions, or admit to mistakes, without fear of negative consequences. Nearly 1 in 4 software engineers said they were unable to take calculated risks without fear of negative consequences. Prior research identified in the investigation has also shown that “those with the lowest programming skill” are most likely to be most over-optimistic at evaluating software delivery performance in large projects. With 44% of those who didn’t report wrongdoing attributing fear of retaliation from colleagues as a reason, the study highlights the need to ensure subjective employee feedback mechanisms are not used as a tool for retaliation. Commenting on the entire investigation, Dr Junade Ali CEng FIET, the Principal Investigator of the study, said: “Recent developments demonstrate the fundamental importance of software engineers being free to raise the alarm when they become aware of potential wrongdoing; unfortunately our research has highlighted that software engineers are not sufficiently protected when they need to do so. From software engineers facing mass retaliation for speaking up and banned gagging clauses still being used, to ‘industry-standard’ software development metrics not considering the public’s risk appetite; this investigation has highlighted systematic and profound issues with society-wide impact, given how integral computers are to all our lives. Our investigation has shown a tendency for problems to be swept below the rug until they reach boiling point rather than addressed, this is neither compassionate nor honest for those involved.” In relation to the Worldpay settlement agreement, the Solicitors Regulation Authority said: “It’s not clear that any solicitors were involved in this matter. The FCA as Worldpay’s regulator will investigate this matter and if they felt that any solicitors were involved in drafting agreements that breach our rules, they would refer them to us through our agreed channels.” … “We were made aware in 2018 that solicitors potentially could be forgetting their legal obligations when drawing up settlement agreements and were including NDAs that were not compliant with the law. That led to us putting out a warning notice in 2018 that we updated in 2020 to make sure the profession did not breach its obligations. Solicitors should uphold the rule of law and proper administration of justice, after all.” FIS who own Worldpay, Phillip Jansen, the Post Office and the Financial Conduct Authority did not respond to requests for comment. BT Group declined to comment. Detailed responses from Professor Richard Moorhead, the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Post Office can be found in the report. 1 The Dark Side of Software Development - Dr Junade Ali CEng FIET served as Principal Investigator for the study. Opinion polling conducted by Survation. Survation is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Survation is a Market Research Society (MRS) Company Partner. All UK adults polling fieldwork was done between 29th September and 8th October (1,989 nationally representative sample, providing 95% confidence the ‘true’ result will fall within 2.20% of the sample result). Software Engineer polling fieldwork conducted on the 25th October (n = 280, providing 95% confidence the ‘true’ result will fall within 5.85% of the sample result). 2 Dr Junade Ali MSc PhD CEng FIET is a British software engineer and computer scientist. About Engprax Engprax is a Scottish company offering software audits, investigations and consultancy - minimising the risks associated with software whilst maximising reward, to ensure all of society sees the benefits from technology. To learn more, please visit: https://www.engprax.com/ Contact Details Engprax Bilal Mahmood +44 7714 007257 b.mahmood@stockwoodstrategy.com Company Website https://www.engprax.com/

November 20, 2023 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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New Research Highlights Urgent Need to Supercharge Efficiency of 10 “Net Zero Hero” Appliances to Meet Climate Goals

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New analysis from CLASP shows that the appliances sector has a staggeringly large climate impact, accounting for 39.3% of all energy-related CO2 emissions — roughly equivalent to the combined emissions of China, Europe, and Brazil in 2020. If current trends continue, appliance emissions will overshoot the International Energy Agency’s 2050 net zero targets by at least 9 gigatons. The report, “ Net Zero Heroes: Scaling Efficient Appliances for Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation & Resilience,” also reveals profound inequities in access to appliances, leaving billions of people more vulnerable to the effects of climate change. For example, at least 1.2 billion people lack access to air conditioners and fans, making it difficult to cope with rising temperatures. Fortunately, the appliances sector offers a time-tested solution for dramatically reducing emissions while bringing life-changing services to more people: energy efficiency. CLASP provides a roadmap for realizing the sector’s mitigation and adaptation potential by rapidly increasing the efficiency of 10 key appliances: the Net Zero Heroes. This group is comprised of air conditioners, comfort fans, electric cookers, electric motors, heat pump space heaters, heat pump water heaters, LED lighting, refrigerator-freezers, solar water pumps, and televisions. Dramatically reducing the energy consumption of the Net Zero Heroes would bring far-reaching benefits. In addition to avoiding emissions, thoughtful appliance efficiency policies contribute to end-use electrification and grid decarbonization. Efficient appliances are also less expensive to purchase and operate, making them more attainable for people in low- and middle-income countries and communities. The report urges governments and manufacturers to supercharge the efficiency of the Net Zero Heroes within the next few years. It provides targets for each appliance and estimates the emissions reductions and resilience benefits associated with reaching them. It also describes proven policy and financing mechanisms for achieving these goals within the ambitious timeline required. Compared to many climate solutions, appliance energy efficiency is low-cost and easy to deploy, making it a particularly vital tool for governments seeking to meet their Paris Agreement commitments. Efficiency pushes can deliver results relatively quickly by leveraging existing technologies and supply chains while harmonizing with existing policies. ### For more information about “Net Zero Heroes: Scaling Efficient Appliances for Climate Change Mitigation, Adaptation & Resilience,” please contact: Corinne Schneider Chief Communications Officer CLASP cschneider[at]clasp.ngo CLASP is an international nonprofit dedicated to promoting appliance efficiency and energy access, working with governments, industry, and communities to advance policies and markets towards the highest-quality, lowest resource-intensive appliances, for the benefit of people and the planet. Contact Details CLASP Corinne Schneider +1 202-375-9814 Company Website http://www.clasp.ngo/

November 16, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Launches WomenandAlzheimers.org

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Foundation

In honor of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund announces the launch of WomenandAlzheimers.org, a website dedicated to bringing awareness to the impact of Alzheimer’s on women, providing information on research into understanding sex-based differences and recognizing many of the women who are working toward finding a cure. There are more than 6 million people in the United States—and 50 million people throughout the world—currently living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, and experts estimate there may be as many as three times more people living with the disease who have not yet been diagnosed. Both men and women develop Alzheimer’s disease, but two-thirds of all patients are women, and women are frequently the primary caregivers for spouses, partners, parents and others with the disease. “For far too long, science has had a partial view into disease biology because only one sex was included in research studies,” said Meg Smith, CEO of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. “Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has long required researchers to include consideration of potential sex differences in their projects. Understanding why and how Alzheimer’s develops differently in men and women, and the factors that increase resilience or risk, will lead to benefits for all Alzheimer’s patients.” WomenandAlzheimers.org is a resource to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease pathology, signs and symptoms, and the scientific discoveries that are advancing our understanding of the disease. Users can learn about ways to improve brain health, at any age, and read about the women who are working to find a cure, including researchers, Board members, staff members and advocates. About Cure Alzheimer’s FundCure Alzheimer’s Fund is a nonprofit dedicated to funding the most promising research to prevent, slow or reverse Alzheimer’s disease. Since its founding in 2004, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has provided grants to the world’s leading researchers and contributed more than $180 million to research. Its funded initiatives have been responsible for many key breakthroughs in understanding the causes and pathology of Alzheimer’s disease. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has received a 4-star rating for more than 12 consecutive years from Charity Navigator. With 100% of funds raised going to support research, Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has been able to provide grants to many of the best scientific minds in the field of Alzheimer’s research. For more information, visit https://WomenandAlzheimers.org and https://www.CureAlz.org/ Contact Details Barbara Chambers +1 978-417-9890 bchambers@curealz.org Company Website https://WomenandAlzheimers.org

November 15, 2023 05:46 AM Eastern Standard Time

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