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New Organizations Join IWBI Membership Program

International WELL Building Institute

New York, July 5, 2022 /3BLMedia/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is pleased to announce new organizations that have joined its membership program, an expanding program that offers commercial benefits, as well as brand visibility and networking opportunities. These additions signify a continued prioritization of health and well-being of people across buildings, organizations and communities. The most recent additions to the network include organizations in education, manufacturing, software development and architecture and planning. “The IWBI membership community is on the front line of WELL adoption around the world,” said Rachel Hodgdon, President and CEO of IWBI. “Across diverse sectors, from education to technology, communities and organizations are leveraging WELL’s people-first approach to improve health and well-being for the long term—demonstrating WELL’s flexibility. We remain excited and humbled to work alongside these global leaders to advance this movement toward a healthier future.” New members include: 3M China Ltd. Avenues: The World School Brookfield Properties CBRE Dutch Office Fund Cbus Property Cisco Systems, Inc Colliers International CRP Affordable Housing & Community Development ECOFLEX Technologies Co., Ltd Enertek Gleming Photoelectric (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. Inlite 10 Safety Technologies (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. JGB Smart Property Lemay Renault SAS Sprout Studio Sunon Technology Co., Ltd. Turkeco Construction and Energy Inc. These members join IWBI’s existing membership community, which can be found here. The IWBI membership community accompanies the uptake of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) offerings including WELL Certification, the WELL Health-Safety Rating, WELL Performance Rating and WELL Portfolio programs, which stand at over 3 billion square feet of projects applying WELL strategies across nearly 110 countries. Much of WELL’s adoption is driven by a global network of WELL Accredited Professionals (WELL APs) and exam registrants, a community now totaling over 20,000 people. There are two tiers of membership and a third designation for companies already enrolled in the WELL programs at scale. This allows companies to select the best fit for their organizational goals. Member benefits include discounts on the WELL Certification process and WELL AP credentialing program, specialized opportunities to publicize accomplishments and more touchpoints with IWBI leadership and across the broader community through members-only year-round events and enhanced digital engagement. The program creates opportunities for WELL advocates and champions to stay connected, share best practices, explore new shared initiatives and receive greater recognition for these efforts. About the International WELL Building Institute The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is a public benefit corporation and the world’s leading organization focused on deploying people-first places to advance a global culture of health. IWBI mobilizes its community through the administration of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) and the WELL Health-Safety Rating, management of the WELL AP credential, the pursuit of applicable research, the development of educational resources, and advocacy for policies that promote health and well-being everywhere. More information on WELL can be found here. International WELL Building Institute pbc is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delos Living LLC. International WELL Building Institute, IWBI, the WELL Building Standard, WELL v2, WELL Certified, WELL AP, WELL Portfolio, WELL Portfolio Score, The WELL Conference, We Are WELL, the WELL Community Standard, WELL Health-Safety Rating, WELL Health-Safety Rated, WELL Health-Equity, WELL Performance Rated, WELL Performance Rating, WELL and others, and their related logos are trademarks or certification marks of International WELL Building Institute pbc in the United States and other countries. Press contact: media@wellcertified.com View the original content here.  View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from International WELL Building Institute on 3blmedia.com

July 05, 2022 09:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Automated Agricultural Helpers: Ripe for Robots

Bayer

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July 05, 2022 09:55 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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MARTINI® Achieves Sustainability Landmark

Bacardi Limited

HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ - After decades spent pioneering sustainable practices, MARTINI, the world’s number one Italian sparkling wine and vermouth from family-owned Bacardi, has reached a sustainability milestone – 100% of the wineries for the entire MARTINI portfolio are now certified sustainable. Every drop of grape juice used in the production of MARTINI vermouth and sparkling wines, including MARTINI Fiero and the new MARTINI Non-Alcoholic Aperitivo range, is now sourced from wineries certified according to the standard set by Equalitas, the most comprehensive sustainability standard in Italian wine making. With the sugarcane for BACARDÍ ® rum and the 10 botanicals for BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ® already 100% sustainable sourced, this news is another major step towards Bacardi achieving its 2025 goal of sourcing 100% of its key ingredients from sustainably certified suppliers. Established 160 years ago next year, MARTINI has long pioneered doing the right thing for the environment. In 1987, L'Osservatorio MARTINI – the MARTINI Observatory – was established in Northern Italy as a center dedicated to promoting sustainable farming methods, first for its wines and, more recently, the many botanical ingredients used to craft its iconic vermouths and non-alcoholic aperitivo range. “It takes a lot of years and a lot of dedication to achieve a milestone like this one,” says MARTINI Master Blender Beppe Musso. “For generations, we have cared for the environment, for our suppliers and for their communities. This certification by Equalitas recognizes the value of those relationships and the value of pioneering sustainable practices.” Stefano Stefanucci, Director of Equalitas, said: “The scale of what MARTINI has achieved is a first in the Italian wine industry. Equalitas certification is a rigorous process that doesn’t happen overnight so for MARTINI to achieve it across 100% of its wineries is extraordinary.” Equalitas only works with third-party auditors who are experts with a deep knowledge of the wine sector and the certification process is wholly holistic. Equalitas embraces three sustainability pillars – environmental, ethical and economical – and takes into consideration everything from a winery’s carbon footprint and water consumption through to fair commercial terms for farmers and good social practices including training and welfare. Victoria Morris, Global VP MARTINI, added: “The care we place on the sourcing of every ingredient is reflected in the quality and taste of every drop of MARTINI. That’s as true for our classic vermouths and sparkling wines as it is for our newest innovation, the fantastic MARTINI Non-Alcoholic Aperitivo range. We are ready to celebrate the 160 th anniversary of this iconic brand in style!” Find out more about the sustainability commitments of Bacardi and its vision to become the most environmentally responsible global spirits company at www.bacardilimited.com/good-spirited -ENDS- Always drink responsibly. About MARTINI One of the most iconic brands in the world, MARTINI® is the leading name in Italian winemaking and a purveyor of the highest quality aromatized and sparkling wines. The award- winning, vibrant and bittersweet taste of the MARTINI range is the result of secret blends of more than 40 botanicals sourced from the finest locations across the globe. First created in 1863 in Turin, Italy, the MARTINI portfolio today includes: MARTINI Fiero, MARTINI Riserva Speciale Rubino, Ambrato & Bitter, MARTINI Bianco, Rosato, Rosso & Extra Dry, MARTINI Non-Alcoholic Vibrante & Floreale, MARTINI Asti, Prosecco & Rosé Extra Dry. For more information, please visit www.martini.com. MARTINI and the ball & bar logo are trademarks. MARTINI is part of the portfolio of Bacardi Limited, headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. About Bacardi Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, produces and markets internationally recognized spirits and wines. The Bacardi Limited brand portfolio comprises more than 200 brands and labels, including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE® vodka, PATRÓN® tequila, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, MARTINI® vermouth and sparkling wines, CAZADORES® 100% blue agave tequila, and other leading and emerging brands including WILLIAM LAWSON’S® Scotch whisky, ST-GERMAIN® elderflower liqueur, and ERISTOFF® vodka. Founded 160 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, family-owned Bacardi Limited currently employs more than 8,000, operates production facilities in 10 countries, and sells its brands in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. Visit www.bacardilimited.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram. About Equalitas Equalitas is an Italian-born sustainability initiative promoted by Federdoc. Federdoc is the Italian Confederation of Voluntary Consortia for the Protection of the Designations of the Italian Wines. In 2015, Federdoc began several initiatives in the Italian wine value chain including the promotion of one main, certifiable, sustainability standard for companies in the wine sector. Equalitas (the company) is a so called “standard owner”, and it has issued the SOPD Equalitas standard, a set of good practice requirements and sustainability indicators. Through an audit made by third party Certification Bodies, wineries can certify against SOPD Equalitas. Visit www.equalitas.it. Media enquiries: Andrew Carney, Communications Director Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Bacardi, acarney@bacardi.com Jessica Merz, VP Global Corporate Communications, Bacardi, jmerz@bacardi.com View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Bacardi Limited on 3blmedia.com

July 05, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Suncor Releases Its Annual Report on Sustainability and Climate Report

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Suncor’s 2022 Report on Sustainability and Climate Report are now available  here, continuing our long tradition of openly reporting our environmental performance. “In the face of global uncertainty and the climate challenge, Suncor’s strategy to deliver trusted energy while reducing emissions is aligned to meet the needs of today while contributing to the energy transition,” said Mark Little, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our investments, initiatives and actions reflect our commitment to making the right choices for the environment we all share, the social well-being of our communities and maintaining a strong governance structure.” We know these reports are more than just numbers on a page. Our operations affect the communities where we live and work. That’s why it’s important we provide a comprehensive disclosure of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. This shows where we have made progress as well as where we need to improve. Our purpose remains to provide trusted energy that enhances people’s lives, while caring for each other and the Earth. Improving environmental performance We operate our business in a manner that aims to minimize our impact on air, water, land, biodiversity and climate. We achieved a water recycle rate above 90% at our Base Plant, Fort Hills and in situ operations in 2021. Investing in communities and people We continue to focus on building and maintaining relationships in communities where we operate and with Indigenous Peoples. Suncor employees volunteered more than 79,000 hours of their time in their local communities. A significant milestone in 2021 was announcing the Astisiy partnership with eight Indigenous communities in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in 2021. This history-making collaboration purchased a 15% equity stake in the Northern Courier Pipeline worth $1.3 billion. Strong leadership Sound governance and committed leadership create a strong foundation for sustainable energy development. This starts with our diverse and experienced board, including Indigenous representation since 2020 and 36% female directors. Starting in 2022, a component of executive compensation will be determined by progress toward reaching our climate initiatives. A pathway to net zero We are optimizing our base business while reducing costs and emissions and investing in energy expansion projects to address climate change and provide low-emission sources of energy. We plan to allocate approximately 10% of our annual capital budget (2022-2025) on investments that advance our low-carbon energy offerings. Stronger together Suncor became the operator of Syncrude in 2021, a critical step in our journey towards greater efficiencies and competitiveness across all our oil sands assets. Syncrude also has a long history of impressive ESG efforts. Sustainability data from Syncrude is included in this year’s report for the first time. Building on Syncrude and Suncor’s combined legacy, while advancing our priorities, reminds us sustainability is always a work in progress. We look forward to a bright future together as Canada’s leading integrated energy company. There are many more highlights and interesting stories about what and how we do things at Suncor in this year’s reports. The 2022 Report on Sustainability and Climate Report can be viewed and downloaded here. Any questions regarding the reports can be sent to sustainability@suncor.com Media Contact media@suncor.com Read the Report View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from 3BL Alerts on 3blmedia.com

July 05, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Franklin Templeton's Global Head of Sustainability Anne Simpson Recognized As NACD Directorship 100™ Honoree

Franklin Templeton

July 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced the 2022 NACD Directorship 100™ — the most influential peer-nominated leaders in the boardroom and corporate governance community. Included among this year’s esteemed honorees is Anne Simpson, Franklin Templeton’s Global Head of Sustainability. This is Ms. Simpson’s 12th consecutive year on the NACD’s list. Franklin Templeton President and CEO Jenny Johnson notes, “We are very fortunate to have someone of Anne’s caliber leading our global stewardship and sustainability efforts. We recognize that an organization of our scale can have a major impact on sustainability issues, and Anne has been a very important and prominent voice in advancing efforts in this critically important area.” Ms. Simpson provides Franklin Templeton with overall strategic direction on stewardship, sustainability and environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment strategy globally. Previously, she served as Managing Investment Director for Board Governance & Sustainability with the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS); she led the development and execution of CalPERS’ award-winning Sustainable Investment Strategy across a global portfolio of $500 billion. Prior to joining CalPERS, Ms. Simpson was a Senior Faculty Fellow and Lecturer at the Yale School of Management, Head of the Global Corporate Governance Forum at the World Bank, Executive Director of the International Corporate Governance Network and Joint Managing Director of Pensions and Investment Research Consultants (PIRC) Ltd. Ms. Simpson also brings experience in the international regulatory and policy arena. She served on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Investor Advisory Group and the International Financial Reporting Standards Advisory Council. She is an advisory council member for the Official Monetary Financial Institutions Forum, a board member at Ceres and serves on the Leadership Council for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Ms. Simpson was recently appointed a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University by the Chancellor and teaches at University of California, Berkeley Haas Business School as a Lecturer in Sustainable and Impact Finance. Now in its 16th year, the NACD Directorship 100 awards recognize peer-nominated leading directors and governance professionals. Honorees are evaluated in four key categories: integrity, mature confidence, informed judgment and high-performance standards. A selection committee reviewed the nominees’ histories of advancing board performance and leading corporate governance practices in accordance with established NACD principles. The principles are a framework that encourages excellence in areas that include risk oversight, corporate strategy, compensation, and transparency. “The NACD Directorship 100 continues to honor those who have demonstrated exemplary board leadership and innovation in corporate governance,” said Peter R. Gleason, NACD President and CEO. “We honor these individuals’ forward-thinking minds and their ability to lead their board and organizations to current and future success.” The complete list of the 2022 NACD Directorship 100 is available at https://directorship100.nacdonline.org/honorees/2022. Honorees were recognized during the NACD Directorship 100 Gala, a black-tie event being held on June 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. To learn more about the NACD Directorship 100 Gala, please visit the Directorship 100 Gala and sponsorship site. About NACD For more than 40 years, NACD has been on the leading edge of corporate governance, setting standards of excellence that have elevated board performance. NACD arms today’s directors with insights and education that drive their mission forward, while preparing a new generation of boardroom leaders to meet tomorrow’s biggest challenges. NACD is a community of more than 23,000 directors driven by a common purpose: to be trusted catalysts of economic opportunity and positive change—in businesses and in the communities they serve. To learn more about NACD, visit  nacdonline.org. About Franklin Templeton Franklin Resources, Inc. [NYSE:BEN] is a global investment management organization with subsidiaries operating as Franklin Templeton and serving clients in over 155 countries. Franklin Templeton’s mission is to help clients achieve better outcomes through investment management expertise, wealth management and technology solutions. Through its specialist investment managers, the company offers boutique specialization on a global scale, bringing extensive capabilities in fixed income, equity, alternatives, and multi-asset solutions. With offices in more than 30 countries and approximately 1,300 investment professionals, the California-based company has 75 years of investment experience and approximately $1.45 trillion in assets under management as of May 31, 2022. For more information, please visit www.franklintempleton.com. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Franklin Templeton on 3blmedia.com

July 05, 2022 09:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Best Bitcoin Casino In 2022 Betbeard

BetBeard

Betbeard is the best bitcoin casino in 2022 because of its huge slot selection, fast crypto withdrawals, and amazing live chat. Deposits are accepted in all major cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, bitcoin cash, Litecoin, and Ethereum. All casinos on the list include provably fair games, free spins, and different promotions, so you always have what to play for. The winner in the review, Betbeard bitcoin casino outperformed the other casinos with its amazing customer support, lighting fast withdrawals, and no wager free spins given for every deposit. When it comes to Bitcoin casinos, there are quite a few things that you need to take into account before choosing one. The first and most important thing is, of course, the size of the deposit bonus. A lot of casinos will offer you a match bonus on your first deposit, but some will offer you a reload bonus or even a no deposit bonus. The second thing to focus on is the selection of games on offer. Most Bitcoin casinos will offer you a wide range of slots and table games, but some focus on just one type of game. For example, casinos only offer poker, and some casinos only offer sports betting. The third thing you need to look at is the user interface. Some casinos have a very basic and dated user interface, while others have a very sleek and modern user interface. Finally, you need to take into account the customer support offered by the casino. Some casinos have live chat support, while others only offer email support. List 5 Bitcoin Casinos: 1. Betbeard Bitcoin Casino Betbeard is a top bitcoin casino offering a wide range of slots, table games, and a sportsbook. The casino is licensed by the Curacao Gaming Authority and uses SSL encryption to protect your personal and financial information. Betbeard offers a 100% welcome bonus, the max bet is 2 euros when playing with bonus funds. The casino offers more than 4000 slots, a live casino, and a sportsbook. The live chat is brilliant and always knowledgeable. Betbeard Casino has a wide variety of slots to choose from. Whether you're looking for classic slots, video slots, or progressive jackpot slots, you'll find them all at Betbeard. There are also many different themes to choose from, so you're sure to find a slot that's just right for you. Plus, with new slots being added all the time, you'll never get bored at Betbeard. The most popular slots right now are Starburst, Gonzo's Quest, and Book of Dead. These slots are all highly rated by players and offer an exciting gaming experience. So why not create an account and start playing today? You could be the next big winner! 2. Betheat Crypto Casino Betheat is an amazing online casino operated by Dama Group, the casino is based on the softswiss platform, and has an amazing design and great gameplay. There are 4 welcome bonuses, tons of slots, and even a monthly tournament where the winner gets thousands of dollars in prize funds. The casino is provably fair and uses the latest SSL encryption to protect your personal and financial information. Betheat offers a wide range of slots providers including Netent, Pragmatic, and Belatra. You can also find a good selection of table games and live casinos. The customer support is excellent, with 24/7 live chat and email support. Although crypto-focused, Betheat offers various payment methods including bank cards, Neteller, Astropay, and Skrill like traditional online casinos. 3. Bitstarz Online Casino Bitstarz is a great all-around casino offering an interesting Live casino section with many table games. The casino is licensed in Curacao and offers a 100% welcome bonus plus some nice free spins for new players. Bitstarz is one of the leading crypto casinos worldwide. The casino opened first in 2014 and since then has become the flagship of Softswiss & Dama. N.V. Bitstarz is another provably fair online casino offering exclusive games, fast deposits and withdrawals, and a variety of casino offers for crypto gambling enthusiasts. 4. 1xbit Online Casino 1xbit is a great online casino based on the Betb2b platform offering various slots, table games, and a very strong sportsbook. The casino offers crypto-only deposits, so there is no way to deposit with a Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, or any other payment method. Visually 1xbit looks like 1Xbet and Melbet, as they all share the same platform, their live chat however is on a higher level, and as said earlier they accept only crypto deposits. Although 1xbit doesn't offer fiat currencies, it is one of the best crypto casino sites, offering loads of reload bonuses, progressive jackpots, and live dealer games. 5. mBit Casino mBit casino is a new bitcoin casino offering daily races, with great prizes. If you are competitive and you want to win great casino rewards, then that's the place for you. mBit offers a futuristic design and a great variety of slots, the casinos rated fifth in this analysis but are still a good option for casino lovers. mBit Casino is another provably fair bitcoin casino, offering live casino games, crypto slots, and progressive jackpots. What is the Safest Online Casino for Real Money? The answer to this question is Betbeard. Betbeard is a bitcoin casino that offers a wide range of games, a sleek and modern user interface, and live chat support. In addition, Betbeard offers a 100% match bonus on your first deposit, making it the perfect choice for those looking for the safest online casino for real money. What Bitcoin Casinos Accept USA Players? When it comes to finding the safest online casino for real money, there are a few things you need to take into account. The first thing is the licensing of the casino. A lot of casinos are licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority or the UK Gambling Commission, which ensures that the casino is following all the necessary regulations. The second thing you need to take into account is the security of the casino. Most casinos use SSL encryption to protect your personal and financial information. The third thing you need to take into account is the customer support offered by the casino. Some casinos have live chat support, while others only offer email support. Although some betting sites have no live chat and expect you to contact them via email, the best bitcoin casinos offer 24/7 customer service, thousands of slots and lucrative casino bonuses. How do I Use Bitcoin Online Casino? Bitcoin casinos are becoming more and more popular, as they offer a convenient and secure way to gamble online. However, if you've never used a Bitcoin casino before, you may be wondering how to go about using one. The first thing you need to do is choose a casino that accepts Bitcoin. Many different casinos accept Bitcoin, so make sure to do your research before choosing one. Once you've found a casino that looks good to you, create an account and deposit some funds into it. Once you have funds in your account, you can start playing the slot games on offer. Most Bitcoin casinos will offer a wide range of slots and table games, so you should be able to find something that you enjoy playing. If you're not sure how to play a particular game, most casinos will offer tutorials or demo versions that you can try out. When you're ready to withdraw your winnings, simply request a withdrawal from the casino and they will send the funds to your Bitcoin wallet. Withdrawals can sometimes take a few hours to process, but once they're complete, you'll be able to spend your winnings however you like. Are Bitcoin Games Fair? When it comes to online gambling, fairness is always a major concern for players. Thankfully, Bitcoin casinos use a technology called provably fair to ensure that all their games are completely fair. Provably fair is a system that allows players to verify the fairness of each game they play. This is done by using cryptographic algorithms to generate a random number for each game. This number can then be checked against the casino's server to ensure that it hasn't been tampered with. This system provides complete transparency and assurance that the games being played are fair. So, if you're wondering whether Bitcoin games are fair, the answer is a resounding yes! Are Bitcoin Casinos Legal? This is a question that doesn't have a straightforward answer, as the legality of Bitcoin casinos depends on your country of residence. In some countries, such as the UK, Malta, and the USA, online gambling is perfectly legal and regulated. However, in other countries, such as the UAE, online gambling is not currently legal. That being said, even in countries where online gambling is not currently legal, there are no laws specifically prohibiting the use of Bitcoin casinos. So, while the legality of Bitcoin casinos is a bit of a grey area, it's generally safe to say that they are legal in most countries. Do I have to Pay Tax on My Winnings? Again, this is a question that depends on your country of residence. In some countries, such as the UK, all gambling winnings are tax-free. However, in other countries, such as the USA, you may be required to pay taxes on your winnings. It's always a good idea to check with your local tax authority to find out what the rules are in your country. That way, you can be sure that you're paying any taxes that may be due on your winnings. How do you Gamble with Bitcoins? Gambling with Bitcoins is just like gambling with any other currency. All you need to do is find a casino that accepts Bitcoin and create an account. Then, you can deposit some funds into your account and start playing crypto casino games. When you're ready to withdraw your winnings, simply request a withdrawal from the casino and they will send the funds to your Bitcoin wallet. Withdrawals can sometimes take a few hours to process, but once they're complete, you'll be able to spend your winnings however you like. Cryptocurrency casinos and trusted bitcoin casinos strive to pay winnings as fast as possible to retain their customers longer. Are there any Legit Crypto Casinos? Yes, there are plenty of legit crypto casinos out there. However, as with any online casino, it's important to do your research before choosing one. Make sure to read reviews from other players and check out the casino's licensing and security measures. Once you've found a casino that looks good to you, create an account and deposit some funds. Then, you can start playing the casino's games and enjoying yourself. If you have any questions, most casinos will have customer support teams that you can contact for assistance. What are Blockchain Casinos? Blockchain casinos are online casinos that use blockchain technology to provide a fair and secure gaming environment. Blockchain is a distributed database that allows for transparent and secure data storage. This means that all the data stored on the blockchain is publicly available and cannot be tampered with. This makes blockchain an ideal platform for online gambling, as it provides a fair and transparent environment for all players. There are many blockchain casinos out there, offering a wide variety of games to choose from. Do Crypto Casinos Offer Welcome Bonuses? Yes, crypto casinos do offer welcome bonuses. These bonuses are typically given as a percentage of your first deposit, and they can give you a nice boost to start your gaming experience. However, it's important to read the terms and conditions of any bonus before claiming it, as some bonuses may have wagering requirements or other restrictions. What is the Best Crypto Wallet for Gambling? The best crypto wallet for gambling is the one that meets your needs and preferences. There are many different wallets out there, so take some time to research and find the one that's right for you. Some things you may want to consider are the security features, ease of use, and whether or not the wallet supports your country of residence. Once you've found a wallet that looks good to you, create an account and deposit some funds. Then, you can start playing the casino's games and enjoying yourself. Then to deposit in a casino you need to click the button Send and choose bitcoin, from there you need to scan the QR code on the casino deposit page. Withdrawals are fast as well, a typical bitcoin transaction takes around 14 minutes, while an average USDt transaction will be fulfilled in 2 minutes. Many bitcoin casinos use Provably Fair technology, which allows you to verify each roll result and make sure the casino is not cheating you. What are the Best Crypto Slots? The best crypto slots are the ones that offer a fair and secure gaming environment. Blockchain casinos are a great option, as they use blockchain technology to provide a fair and transparent environment for all players. Netent, Microgaming, and Belatra all offer amazing crypto slots. There are other slot providers such as Booming Games, Habanero, iSoftBet, and many others. It all comes down to what you're looking for in a slot game. Africa Gold 2 by Belatra is one of the most loved bitcoin slots as it has an African theme, high RTP, and huge potential wins. Another great option is the Aztec Magic Deluxe by BGaming which can be played in almost every online casino. This slot has an Aztec theme and offers a max win of 9,000x your stake. Netent offers Gonzo's Quest for bitcoin players with an RTP of 96.0% and a max win of 5,000x your stake. Top crypto casinos have exclusive games just for them, for example, Bitstarz has dedicated slots that are available only for its site. The Bitcoin gambling industry is developing rapidly and there is a rapid number of software providers offering all sorts of crypto gambling products. Crypto Casino vs. Regular Casino? The main difference between a crypto casino and a regular casino is that a crypto casino uses cryptocurrency as its primary method of payment. This means that all deposits and withdrawals are made in cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is the most commonly accepted cryptocurrency, but there are a few casinos that also accept Ethereum, Litecoin, and other altcoins. In addition to using cryptocurrency, crypto casinos also tend to have lower fees, higher levels of security, and faster transaction times. This makes them a great option for those looking for a more efficient and secure gambling experience. Another difference is that crypto casinos often offer welcome bonuses and other promotions such as free spins that regular casinos don't always offer. This is because they're trying to attract new players and keep them coming back. Best bitcoin casinos even offer weekly cashback based on your losses, which will extend your online bitcoin gambling experience. Finally, crypto casinos tend to have a wider variety of games than regular casinos. This is because they're not limited by the same regulations and restrictions that regular casinos have. So, if you're looking for a more diverse gaming experience, a crypto casino is the way to go. Free Gambling Addiction Resources If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, there are many resources available to help. Here are just a few: Gamblers Anonymous: Gamblers Anonymous is a 12-step program for people who have a gambling problem. The program includes meetings and support groups that can help you stop gambling. National Council on Problem Gambling: The National Council on Problem Gambling is a non-profit organization that offers resources and support for problem gamblers. Top bitcoin casinos offer assistance, and the gambling industry is supporting problem gamblers by encouraging them to use software providers that will ban them from bitcoin casino gambling. These are just a few of the many resources available to help those with a gambling problem. If you or someone you know needs help, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance. Bitcoin Gambling Industry Overview The Bitcoin gambling industry is growing rapidly. In just a few short years, it has gone from a niche market to a multi-billion dollar industry. This rapid growth is due to several factors, including the rise in popularity of Bitcoin, the increasing legalization of online gambling, and the advent of Bitcoin casinos. Bitcoin casinos are a relatively new phenomenon, and they have quickly become one of the most popular types of online casinos. This is because they offer several advantages over traditional online casinos such as security, a greater number of slot games, and more relaxed rules for players. Betbeard is a great bitcoin casino, striving to satisfy its players by offering thousands of slot games, and massive bonuses. Bitcoin casinos are a great way to have fun, but you must remember to play responsibly. You are responsible for following local jurisdictions and gambling laws. Before playing in a bitcoin casino, ensure that you have the right to gamble from your country. Bitcoin casinos are recently growing in popularity as they offer greater privacy, unique slot games not available for FIAT currencies and provenly fair games. Contact Details Betbeard Michael +44 7828 710102 affiliate@betbeard.com Company Website https://betbeard.com/en/casino/all/all

July 05, 2022 09:06 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Trane® by Trane Technologies Prepares America's Service Men and Women for Technical Careers With Its Trade Warriors Program

Trane Technologies

DAVIDSON, N.C., July 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Trane® by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator, is growing the skilled labor workforce and supporting America’s dedicated military service members through its Trade Warriors program. The hands-on, 8-week training program, launched at Fort Bragg, N.C., was created by the Trane Residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) business to provide service men and women with the necessary skills and certifications to begin a successful career in HVAC once they transition to civilian life. “With a projected skilled labor shortage of 122,000 technicians in HVAC alone, this program will bolster the talent pipeline and help dealers from across the country hire qualified workers,” said Jason Bingham, president of Trane Technologies’ Residential HVAC business. “Most importantly, the Trade Warriors program provides rewarding careers to service members who have dutifully served our country and helps them transition into life after the military.” The Trade Warriors program began in late 2021 in partnership with Raleigh, North Carolina-based RightTek HVAC Training and the Army’s Career Skills Program at Fort Bragg. The program has successfully trained three cohorts, leading to 20 job placements so far. Fifteen students are taking part in the fourth cohort which began last week, and there are plans to expand the program to other sites. All military men and women within six months of their separation date are eligible for application. Veterans are also eligible for participation. Through the Trade Warrior curriculum, experienced HVAC professionals train students on residential Trane equipment – from heat pumps and air conditioners to furnaces, air handlers, and ductless systems. Students also receive after-hours access to Trane’s internal Learning Management Systems training programs and online learning modules if they require additional support. Before becoming Trane Certified Technicians, students must pass the EPA (EPA608) and NATE Ready-to-Work exams which assure they have the fundamental job knowledge and skills that accompany those key technician certifications. Students also receive hands-on preparation for their new careers, logging 1,000 hours toward their North Carolina HVAC License. At the program’s completion, graduates receive the opportunity for job placements with Trane dealers from across the country. Dealers are prequalified and must meet a minimum salary and benefit level for the soldiers. The program considers the soldiers’ preferred location to match them with an opportunity that best meets their personal and family needs. “Once we facilitate a placement, we keep an ongoing connection with all Trade Warrior graduates as they transition from the military into a civilian role, which we know can be immensely challenging both physically and emotionally,” said Crystal Hyman, dealer/contractor experience leader for Trane. “From scheduling 30-, 60- and 90-day follow-ups after the program completion to connecting graduates or soon-to-be-graduates with previous cohort participants, we can help our students receive the assistance they need on an ongoing basis.” Interested applicants can find more information on the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) SkillBridge website. ### About Trane Trane – by Trane Technologies (NYSE: TT), a global climate innovator – creates comfortable, energy-efficient indoor environments for commercial and residential applications. To learn more about Trane and our residential product portfolio and services, please visit www.trane.com/residential. About Trane Technologies Trane Technologies is a global climate innovator. Through our strategic brands, Trane® and Thermo King®, and our portfolio of environmentally responsible products and services, we bring efficient and sustainable climate solutions to buildings, homes, and transportation. For more on Trane Technologies, visit tranetechnologies.com. View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from Trane Technologies on 3blmedia.com

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KeyBank's Trina Evans Receives 2022 Women of Note Award From Crain's Cleveland Business

KeyBank

KeyCorp Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff and Director of Corporate Center Trina Evans recently received a 2022 Women of Note Award from Crain’s Cleveland Business. Known for her ability to influence culture, gain business alignment and successfully implement enterprise-wide change, Evans has spent nearly 30 years at Key. During that time, she has led the bank’s call centers, advanced and accelerated the company’s long legacy in diversity, equity and inclusion, and orchestrated the extension and expansion of KeyBank’s National Community Benefits Plan. Today, she oversees enterprise communications, media relations, digital and traditional marketing, employee and client experience, continuous improvement, board relations, government relations, community development, philanthropy and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is a member of the senior executive team, direct report to the CEO and regular presenter to the board of directors. Active in the community, Evans serves in executive positions on the Boards of Trustees of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation (immediate past Board Chair), the College Now scholarship fund (presently Executive Committee), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Weatherhead School of Management (Case Western Reserve University) Visiting Committee. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Evans has also been recognized as a Woman to Watch by Diversity Magazine and by the YWCA as a Woman of Achievement. KeyCorp president and CEO Christopher Gorman, who has known and worked with Evans for two decades, spoke with Crain’s about her influence and impact. “Trina brings a versatile and dynamic set of skills to her role,” said Gorman. “While Trina demonstrates business acumen and a strategic mindset, she is best known and respected for her authenticity and emotional intelligence. She is a highly trusted partner and adviser who influences others, cultivates culture, and gains the alignment necessary to move the business forward. Trina is a culture carrier at KeyBank and a wonderful ambassador for our reputation and brand.” Read more about Trina Evans and her impact at KeyBank in the communities it serves   Learn more about KeyBank’s sustainability and societal impact of our business and investments in our annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report View additional multimedia and more ESG storytelling from KeyBank on 3blmedia.com

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Appier COO Winnie Lee named "Woman of the Year" at the Women in IT Asia Awards 2022

Appier

TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 5 July 2022 - Appier, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, announced today that its co-founder and COO Winnie Lee has been selected as "Woman of the Year" at the Women in IT Asia Awards 2022, held on June 28th. Woman of the Year Award is awarded to a woman who has demonstrated the highest degree of IT excellence, innovation and leadership over the last 2 years and shone a light on the significant achievements women in IT can achieve. Recipients of the award not only demonstrate outstanding business and/or technology focused achievements, but also provide examples on how they have actively sought to bring more diversity into the technology industry. Winnie Lee commented as follows “I believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to the health and growth of the company. Appier has a team of very diversified talent from various backgrounds around the world. I will continue to make sure that Appier is a place where all people feel welcomed and valued, regardless of gender, nationality, or race or from any kind of background and identities, and that we provide an environment where one can work comfortably and perform at their best.” The IT industry has now transcended international borders and digital transformation is progressing at an accelerated rate. This is precisely the time when the industry needs more women and people of diverse backgrounds to help drive innovation. The Women in IT Asia Awards, co-presented by DiversityQ under Bonhill Group, the global leading media that advocates for diversity and inclusion and Information Age, the technology industry media, supports the technology industry in its mission to move the dial on diversity and inclusion. By providing a global platform to showcase role models and advocates, the awards share knowledge, break down digital boundaries, and promote the importance of inclusion in the technology sector. Now in its fourth year, the awards recognize women, alliances, and organizations across Asia that have made significant contributions to the technology industry. A total of 16 contributions were recognized this year, such as Diversity Lead of the Year and Next Generation Leader of the Year, honoring exceptional female leaders in a wide range of industries, from leading global companies to governments to non-profit organizations. About Appier Appier (TSE: 4180) is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to power business decision-making. Founded in 2012 with a vision of democratizing AI, Appier now has 17 offices across APAC, Europe and the U.S., and is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Contact Details Appier Media Contact pr@appier.com

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