Arc Project Management http://arcprojects.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 17:58:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://arcprojects.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/icon-150x150.png Arc Project Management http://arcprojects.org/ 32 32 ‘I don’t want to be active when I’m 80’: Gary Oldman reveals he’s retiring after ‘enviable’ career and wants to focus on other things in life after 40 illustrious years https://arcprojects.org/i-dont-want-to-be-active-when-im-80-gary-oldman-reveals-hes-retiring-after-enviable-career-and-wants-to-focus-on-other-things-in-life-after-40-illustrious-years/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:17:58 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/i-dont-want-to-be-active-when-im-80-gary-oldman-reveals-hes-retiring-after-enviable-career-and-wants-to-focus-on-other-things-in-life-after-40-illustrious-years/ Gary Oldman, who is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, plans to retire after his current project slow horses follows its course. The actor is well known in the film industry for his versatility and acting style, appearing in different roles such as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter franchise and James Gordon […]]]>

Gary Oldman, who is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time, plans to retire after his current project slow horses follows its course. The actor is well known in the film industry for his versatility and acting style, appearing in different roles such as Sirius Black in the Harry Potter franchise and James Gordon in Christian Bale with Batman trilogy. The actor in all his glory also received numerous awards for his talent.

Oldman currently stars as Jackson Lamb in the TV series slow horses streaming on Apple TV+.

Gary Oldman

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Gary Oldman plans to retire from acting

Gary Oldmanwho has had an entire acting career in the film industry plans to retire after his show, slow horses where he plays the main character Jackson Lamb is over. While the series still has a season 2 to release and two more seasons signed for the movie, it’s still unclear when the Without faith or law the actor would take a step back from acting.

Gary Oldman as George Smiley
Gary Oldman as George Smiley

The Oscar-winning actor shared his feelings about his retirement in an interview with The Sunday Times, saying he has other interests he would like to work on.

“I’ve had an enviable career, but careers are on the decline and I have other things that interest me outside of acting. When you’re young you think you’re going to do it all – read this book – then the years pass”, the actor mentioned to The Sunday Times. “I will be 65 next year; 70 is around the corner. I don’t want to be active when I’m 80. I would be very happy and honored and privileged to come out as Jackson Lamb [his character in Slow Horses] – then hang up.

Read also : 20 Actors Who Have Played Both Superheroes And Villains

slow horses is a homonymous adaptation of Mick Herron’s novel that is part of a series titled swamp house. The second season of the series would be adapted from the second book of the series Dead lions.

Gary Oldman’s journey as an actor

Gary Oldman, who started in the film industry in 1982 with Memory perhaps did not know that he had chosen a career that would bring him the greatest respect and fame over the years. The appearance of the actor in the play Checked in turned out to be quite the breakthrough he needed.

Oldman’s role as Scopey, the lead role in Bond’s The Pope’s wedding earned him two of Britain’s highest honors – the Free time Fringe Award for Best Newcomer and the Drama Drama Award for Best Actor. The great versatility of the actor was noticed by many after his roles in Sid and Nancy and Prick up the ears. American film critic Roger Ebert commented on her versatility, writing,

“There is no point of similarity between the two performances; like a few gifted actors, [Oldman] is able to reinvent itself for each role. Based on these two films, he is the best young British actor of the moment.

Gary Oldman as Sirius Black
Gary Oldman as Sirius Black

In 2004, Gary Oldman became a member of the Harry Potter franchise starring in the role of Sirius Black, which also earned the actor a name among young audiences. The actor’s guest role in Friends as Richard Crosby also earned him an Emmy Award nomination. The actor was even part of the Batman trilogy, playing the role of James Gordon, an honest policeman.

Gary Oldman currently plays the lead character in the TV series slow horses while another of his films Oppenheimer is currently in post-production.

Slow Horses is streaming on Apple TV+ with a second season releasing on December 2, 2022.

Read also : Gary Oldman Almost Played THIS Iconic Villain In The Dark Knight Trilogy (But Thankfully Not)

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Former Pelosi chief of staff on House speaker’s legacy: NPR https://arcprojects.org/former-pelosi-chief-of-staff-on-house-speakers-legacy-npr/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 22:01:16 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/former-pelosi-chief-of-staff-on-house-speakers-legacy-npr/ MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We will begin today with the monumental change coming in the Democratic leadership of the House. Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step down as party leader after roughly two decades in the role in one form or another. Pelosi was the first woman to serve as Speaker […]]]>


MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

We will begin today with the monumental change coming in the Democratic leadership of the House. Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she would step down as party leader after roughly two decades in the role in one form or another. Pelosi was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House when she was elected in 2007. She watched her party lose the House in 2011 and regain control in 2019. During her tenure, she oversaw the bailout of the bank in 2008 and the passage of the Affordable Care Act, among other significant legislative achievements. But in many ways it was more than the sum of these legislative achievements, to its advantage and its detriment. She became, in a way, the face of opposition to President Trump and a target of hate on the right, even as she fought with younger, more progressive members of her own party.

We would like to take a look at Speaker Pelosi’s legacy after more than two decades of leadership. And for that, we called on someone who was in the front row for a large part. John Lawrence worked for eight years as President Pelosi’s chief of staff from 2005 to 2013, and he wrote a book about his experience called “Arc Of Power: Inside Nancy Pelosi’s Speakership, 2005-2010”.

And John Lawrence is with us now. Welcome. Thanks for joining us.

JOHN LAWRENCE: Thank you, Michael. It’s good to be with you.

MARTIN: We’ve been talking a lot the last few days about what Nancy Pelosi is, like the first female speaker and things like that. Since your book focused on his first speaking out, what are your observations from that point? What led her to be in such a crucial position for so long?

LAWRENCE: I think the answer to that question is that she does a lot of things very, very well simultaneously. She is at the same time the strategic mistress of the House. It has an intimate knowledge of its individual members and their needs, both politically and substantively. She has a very detailed knowledge of legislative priorities, and she’s been very, very effective in keeping her people together and then delivering very important legislative results under both Democratic and Republican presidents.

MARTIN: I want to talk about it. She worked with four presidents, two from each party. What can you tell us about how she thought about that and what her relationship was with those presidents?

LAWRENCE: It was very unique because she had, for example, with President Bush, a very volatile and confrontational relationship, especially on Iraq. And she was very vocally critical of his handling – or mishandling, in her view – of financial regulatory reform. But when the economy started to crash in 2008 and then, of course, in September, in the face of this huge crisis, she was able to not only work cooperatively and positively with President Bush to save the country from a recession , but also work with John Boehner, the Republican leader, and produce a bipartisan bill. She also, under President Trump, for whom she had little lost love, but worked collaboratively with him to pass the initial COVID relief legislation. So in both of those cases, I think that belies what is sometimes seen as a purely partisan approach that she took. She was able to work together, and she put the interests of the country first and she put the interests of the House first.

MARTIN: You wrote a column in the Hill that I want to mention. Let me read a quote from you. “Pelosi’s most remarkable achievement was not her ability to deliver the sweeping reform that she and the majority of her House caucus favored, but her ease in persuading equally disappointed liberals to take the best version of ‘a bill she could negotiate and keep fighting for more, how she herself made peace with not always being able to accomplish the things she cared most about in the way that she wanted.” Do–just throw some light on it.

LAURENT: Of course. And that’s not just what she wanted. This is also what the House wanted. You know, the House is elected in these short terms. He has these little quarters. And so you get a lot of requests, especially if you’re an outgoing Democrat in your caucus. And you can pass them very often in the House if you can keep your Democrats united. But then you run into the Senate and the filibuster. You come across the administration.

And what happened very often was that she could get laws passed in the House that satisfied, in some cases, her most progressive constituents. But she wouldn’t be able to get the support she needed in the Senate to get that legislation passed. And so she had to have the credibility to go back to her caucus and say, look, you know I share those views, but we can’t go through the Senate. We can’t have – it’s a presidential signature on it. And she had the credibility to get the support she needed, whether it was on the health care law or the funding for Iraq or where that didn’t reflect the progressive element of the House.

MARTIN: I have to bring up the enemies here. I mean, there have been a number of House Democrat speakers who have served for many years who have steered a tight ship. I mean, I’m thinking of Sam Rayburn. I’m thinking of Tip O’Neill. It just doesn’t seem, unless I’m misinterpreting the story, that they’ve become some kind of hate object like Speaker Pelosi did. Is it because she’s a woman? Or is it because we simply live in a time where the means exist to make people a target of derision in ways they haven’t? For example, there was no social media when Tip O’Neill was a speaker. So, what do you think?

LAWRENCE: I think it’s helpful to look, in a historical sense, at her tenure as president and in particular that period of time, those 20 years that she was the leader of House Democrats. They coincide well with this rise of hyperpartisanship and this ideological competition between the two parties. And certainly having a wife from San Francisco and a liberal, which is like the Republicans’ dream in terms of hitting the target, put her at a particular disadvantage to become emblematic of what Republicans criticized. However, you know, I’ve been with her quite often when she’s heard that kind of criticism. She runs her fingers over his shoulders as if to say, that’s not really what’s important. Let’s see how to pass the bill.

MARTIN: Obviously, she leaves a powerful legacy. How do you think his legacy will influence the next party leader?

LAWRENCE: Well, as I wrote in this article, these are big high heels to fill. And I think everyone understands that. But she leaves a blueprint, if you will, and that is that you don’t successfully wield that power in a congressional caucus by intimidating people, by threatening them. You have to work with them. You have to know them, whether it’s flying to their neighborhood, walking around in cowboy boots at the Minnesota State Fair, eating a pork chop off a stick – this isn’t exactly the image Nancy Pelosi likes to project. She knows how to build that coalition. When you’re a congressional leader, you know, you don’t have power over people. You have been delegated to lead them and work with them. She understands that. And that for me is the blueprint for being an effective leader in the House of Representatives.

MARTIN: It was John Lawrence. He served eight years as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s chief of staff, and he recently published a book about the experience. It is called “Arc Of Power: Inside Nancy Pelosi’s Speakership, 2005-2010”. Mr. Lawrence, thank you very much for joining us and sharing these ideas with us.

LAWRENCE: It’s a pleasure to be with you. Thank you very much Michael.

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FTC Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTCI) Short Interest Up 25.9% in October https://arcprojects.org/ftc-solar-inc-nasdaqftci-short-interest-up-25-9-in-october/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 01:31:27 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/ftc-solar-inc-nasdaqftci-short-interest-up-25-9-in-october/ FTC Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTCI – Get a rating) was the target of significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31, there was short interest totaling 5,450,000 shares, up 25.9% from the October 15 total of 4,330,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,040,000 shares, the day-to-cover […]]]>

FTC Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTCIGet a rating) was the target of significant growth in short interest during the month of October. As of October 31, there was short interest totaling 5,450,000 shares, up 25.9% from the October 15 total of 4,330,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,040,000 shares, the day-to-cover ratio is currently 5.2 days. Approximately 14.7% of the company’s shares are sold short.

FTC Solar Stock Performance

NASDAQ: FTCI traded down $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $2.41. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1,382,635 shares, compared to an average volume of 1,214,219 shares. The company’s fifty-day simple moving average is $2.86 and its two-hundred-day simple moving average is $3.74. FTC Solar has a 1-year low of $1.78 and a 1-year high of $10.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $248.92 million, a P/E ratio of -2.32 and a beta of 2.44.

A Wall Street analyst gives his opinion

FTCI has been the subject of several recent research reports. Piper Sandler lowered its price target on FTC Solar shares from $4.50 to $3.50 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a Monday, October 17 research report. Northland Securities lowered its price target on FTC Solar shares to $4.00 in a research report on Tuesday. Finally, Raymond James lowered his price target on FTC Solar shares from $6.00 to $5.00 and set a “Strong Buy” rating on the stock in a Thursday, November 10 research report. . One analyst rated the stock with a sell rating, one gave the stock a hold rating, four gave the stock a buy rating and one gave the stock a strong buy rating. According to MarketBeat, FTC Solar currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.45.

Insider Buying and Selling at FTC Solar

In other FTC Solar news, major shareholder Arc Family Trust sold 50,000 shares of the company in a trade on Wednesday, August 17. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.65, for a total transaction of $232,500.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 18,847,357 shares of the company, valued at $87,640,210.05. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via this hyperlink. Separately, insider Patrick Cook sold 175,000 shares in a trade dated Thursday, August 18. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.56, for a total transaction of $798,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 258,398 shares of the company, valued at approximately $1,178,294.88. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available via the SEC website. Additionally, major shareholder Arc Family Trust sold 50,000 shares in a trade dated Wednesday, August 17. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.65, for a total transaction of $232,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 18,847,357 shares of the company, valued at approximately $87,640,210.05. Disclosure of this sale can be found here. During the last quarter, insiders sold 1,631,365 shares of the company valued at $5,507,183. 44.10% of the shares are currently held by insiders.

Institutional investors weigh in on FTC Solar

Large investors have recently changed their stock holdings. Rock Point Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in FTC Solar stock during Q1 for approximately $1,674,000. Heartland Advisors Inc. increased its stake in FTC Solar shares by 60.0% during the 1st quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. now owns 400,000 shares of the company worth $1,972,000 after buying an additional 150,000 shares in the last quarter. KBC Group NV purchased a new equity stake in FTC Solar during the 1st quarter for a value of approximately $328,000. Belpointe Asset Management LLC increased its stake in FTC Solar shares by 64.6% during the 1st quarter. Belpointe Asset Management LLC now owns 33,776 shares of the company worth $167,000 after purchasing an additional 13,260 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC purchased a new equity stake in FTC Solar during Q2 for approximately $2,449,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors hold 25.09% of the company’s shares.

FTC Solar Company Profile

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FTC Solar, Inc provides solar tracking systems, technology, software and engineering services in the United States, Vietnam and around the world. It offers dual-panel portrait single-axis tracking solutions under the Voyager brand. The company also provides SunPath, a software solution to improve energy production; Atlas, an enterprise web database that allows users to manage their project portfolio; and SunDAT, a software solution for automated design and optimization of solar panel systems at residential, commercial and large-scale sites.

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The takeover of Camilla Parker Bowles was a public relations victory for the beleaguered royal family https://arcprojects.org/the-takeover-of-camilla-parker-bowles-was-a-public-relations-victory-for-the-beleaguered-royal-family/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 07:14:14 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/the-takeover-of-camilla-parker-bowles-was-a-public-relations-victory-for-the-beleaguered-royal-family/ Stay ahead of the fashion trend and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter Stay ahead of the fashion trend and beyond with our free weekly Lifestyle Edit newsletter In January 1993, a tampon shook the world. A month after Charles and Diana’s public split, details of an intimate exchange between the future king […]]]>

In January 1993, a tampon shook the world. A month after Charles and Diana’s public split, details of an intimate exchange between the future king and Camilla Parker Bowles have leaked to the press. Their conversation, recorded in 1989 when they were both married to other people, included titillating treats such as “I want to feel my way along you, all over you, up and down and in and out …” Another involved the unexpected debauchery of Charles. longing to reincarnate as one of Camilla’s stamps. Camilla was equally up for it, suggesting he could come back like the whole box, ‘so you can just keep going’. Royal levels of dirt.

Recreated in the new season of The crown – which arrived on Netflix on Wednesday – what became known as “tampongate” sowed the seeds for how Camilla would be perceived by British audiences for the next decade. The other woman. The mistress. The home wrecker. Camilla was effectively canceled overnight. The flames were further fanned by Diana’s famous 1995 Panorama interview with Martin Bashir, when the late royal memorably said there were “three people” in her marriage.

“People were outraged by their blatant disrespect for Diana, with staunch loyalists even questioning Charles’s ability to rule,” royal expert Tiwa Adebayo tells me. “Being royal, of course, Charles was immune to the worst of the vitriol. [That] was reserved for the “evil temptress” who had led our future king astray.

So how did Britain’s most hated woman – who has always been accused of standing up to ‘the people’s princess’ – become so widely adopted in 2022? According to a current YouGov ranking, Camilla is tied with the King as the fifth most popular British royal. Only the late Queen Elizabeth II, the Prince and Princess of Wales and Princess Anne rank above her. For context, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex rank ninth and 13th respectively.

“Rehabilitating the reputation of Camilla Parker Bowles has been The Firm’s biggest public relations project to date,” Adebayo said. “It’s taken the better part of 25 years, but clearly the tide has indeed turned.”

The tidal shift has been building for some time, but it was cemented earlier this year when Queen Elizabeth II announced that Camilla would be known as Queen Consort upon Charles’ accession. Her Majesty doubled that endorsement in June, when Camilla was installed as a Royal Dame of the Order of the Garter. It is an honor rarely granted to those who marry into the royal family.

“The Queen’s declaration that Camilla would one day be Queen Consort was a big moment for her, putting to bed – once and for all – the ghost of her husband’s ex-wife,” says Adebayo. She adds that the Royal Family’s goal has been “to quietly establish Camilla in people’s minds as ‘Queen’ and likeable without them noticing.”

Lady Diana Spencer and Camilla Parker Bowles at the Ludlow Races, where Prince Charles participated, in 1980

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Before the public could accept Camilla, however, she first had to be accepted by The Firm. “Camilla’s public redemption only began in earnest after she privately proved herself to the royal family,” Adebayo said. “The Queen Mother refused to receive her as an official partner of Charles. Even his late Majesty [the Queen] remained decidedly cold for decades.

For the Queen, Camilla was a long-standing symbol of Her Majesty’s ‘annus horribilis’, the year the marriages of three of her children collapsed and Windsor Castle caught fire. Still, Camilla’s devotion to the monarchy, her ability to avoid controversy, and the fact that she and the king seem to sincerely love each other won over both the queen and the public.

An Australian magazine featuring the 1993 ‘dabbing’ transcript

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“Over time, by shedding less glamorous royal engagements, distinguishing herself as the designated ‘Charles Whisperer’ and proving her loyalty to the Royal Family, she managed to make herself harmless, respected but never adored” , says Adebayo. “She used the time to her advantage, remaining in the shadows long enough for people to forget the beginnings of her royal history.”

Benjamin Atkinson, head of public relations at reputation management consultancy Igniyte, suggests that one of the reasons for the changing public perception of Camilla may be her “grandfather persona.” mother”. “In many ways, Camilla has taken over the role of ‘grandmother’ from the late Queen Elizabeth II, which will soften public opinion towards her,” Atkinson said. “That human element of the relationship with your own grandmother may have touched the audience a bit.” He adds that reputation is so important to the royal family because the scrutiny will always be there. “They should be seen to be behaving in an exemplary manner because of what the Royal Family means to a lot of people.”

The King and Queen consort in 2019, when Charles was still Prince of Wales

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With Prince Andrew facing accusations of sexual assault (which he has vehemently and consistently denied) and Prince Harry set to release a tell-all memoir, Camilla is now seen as an asset rather than a flaw. among royal circles. But even when we look back now — through a more progressive lens and without the tabloid drama of that era — we realize the way Camilla was treated was, in fact, very uncool. Her biggest flaw, if any, was falling in love with the future king of England. And if you look at the “tampongate” recording from a different, less puritanical perspective, isn’t it just the audio of two middle-aged lovers acting like teenagers in private?

For the King and Camilla, it was always about the right person at the wrong time. While that doesn’t justify the way the Royal Family treated Diana, it also doesn’t justify the lasting stain she left on Camilla’s reputation. Camilla, for her part, has kept her head down and has integrated herself almost seamlessly into the royal family since marrying the king. She may never truly be the nation’s grandmother, or even the queen of our hearts. But going from being Britain’s most hated woman to someone we are – at worst – largely indifferent to is a major victory. That alone deserves some respect.

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SUNGROW will provide to the largest private PV project in Africa in the solar group the modular inverter solution 1+x https://arcprojects.org/sungrow-will-provide-to-the-largest-private-pv-project-in-africa-in-the-solar-group-the-modular-inverter-solution-1x/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 07:22:00 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/sungrow-will-provide-to-the-largest-private-pv-project-in-africa-in-the-solar-group-the-modular-inverter-solution-1x/ JOHANNESBURG, November 10, 2022 / Prnewswire/ – SUNGROW, the world’s main supplier of wavelers and energy storage for renewable energies, and Sola Group, one of the main independent electricity producers in South Africasigned a contract for supplying PV inverters for africa The largest private IPP photovoltaic project of 256 MWC. This project will feed 5 […]]]>

JOHANNESBURG, November 10, 2022 / Prnewswire/ – SUNGROW, the world’s main supplier of wavelers and energy storage for renewable energies, and Sola Group, one of the main independent electricity producers in South Africasigned a contract for supplying PV inverters for africa The largest private IPP photovoltaic project of 256 MWC. This project will feed 5 tronox installations, the world’s leading world manufacturer of titanium dioxide pigments, thanks to the driving agreements with ESKOM.

This is the first private IPP PV project in the Sola group, and it requires high quality products and a cooperative team to ensure its smooth delivery. SUNGROW provides modular 1+X modular inverters, an innovation combining the advantages of central and chain inverters, thus bringing a more flexible design for different block sizes and facilitating operation and maintenance on site. More importantly, the 1+X modular inverter is also equipped with an intelligent diagnosis at the level of the chains to improve energy efficiency and parallel arc detection in real time to further protect the safety of the system. Therefore, these advantages help reduce global opex. As Sola Group is a local PI in South Africa, it also emphasizes localized efforts and contributions. Sungrow has a branch in South Africa With local technical engineers and a service team, which provides a dedicated and constructive on -site cooperation for the Sola group.

When this project is fully implemented by 2023, it will generate 540 GWh of clean electricity per year and considerably reduce the carbon footprint of Tronox throughout its production chain. This large -scale public service project can provide a considerable clean energy production capacity, thus helping to fill the current electricity deficit in South Africa And accelerate its rhythm of energy transition and modernization.

“This 256 MWC solar project is the largest and the first of this scale in South Africa. Sola Group as the IPP project takes the selection of our suppliers very seriously. The solutions of modular inverter at the cutting edge of the Sungrow industry, its deep experience in solar projects and its dedicated local team distinguish it. We firmly believe that thanks to productive cooperation, Sola Group and Sungrow will succeed in carrying out this flagship project and will add value to the South African photovoltaic solar market, ”said Ian Burger The technical director.

“We are honored to have been selected as a supplier of inverters for this striking project and to allow our precious customers to use clean electricity for their own consumption. We will ensure its delivery without clashes with reliable solutions and a dedicated local service. like South Africa The public services market develops quickly, Sungrow is delighted to cooperate with more distinguished partners such as the Sola group to seize the opportunities to come and contribute jointly to South Africa energy transition, ”said Phyllis YangDirector of the SUGROW Southern Africa region.

About the Sola group

The Sola group is an integrated supplier of renewable energy solutions, aimed at transforming Africa thanks to clean energy. With more than 13 years of experience, Sola expertise lies in the origination, development, financing, technical design, project management and the operation and maintenance of renewable energy installations.

More information at https://solagroup.co.za/

About Sungrow

Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd. (“Sungrow”) is the brand of the most bankable inverters in the world with more than 269 GW installed in the world from June 2022. Founded in 1997 by a university professor CAD Renxian, Sungrow is a leader in the research and development of solar inverters with the largest R&D team dedicated to the industry and a large product portfolio offering PV waves solutions and energy storage systems for Large -scale applications, commercial and industrial and residential, thus as solutions of floating photovoltaic power plants of international renown, NEV driving solutions, charging solutions for VE and renewable hydrogen production systems. With a solid 25 -year experience in the PV space, Sungrow products feed more than 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sungrow by visiting: www.sungrowpower.com

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Central Bank of Singapore experiments with DeFi to transform capital and bond markets – 24/7 Wall St. https://arcprojects.org/central-bank-of-singapore-experiments-with-defi-to-transform-capital-and-bond-markets-24-7-wall-st/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 23:45:43 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/central-bank-of-singapore-experiments-with-defi-to-transform-capital-and-bond-markets-24-7-wall-st/ An initiative supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has completed a currency transaction involving tokenized Japanese yen and Singapore dollar deposits. Additionally, the buying and selling of token government bonds was also tested. Called Project Guardian, the project aims to explore the potential applications of decentralized finance (DeFi) in traditional markets. Singapore Leverages […]]]>

An initiative supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has completed a currency transaction involving tokenized Japanese yen and Singapore dollar deposits. Additionally, the buying and selling of token government bonds was also tested. Called Project Guardian, the project aims to explore the potential applications of decentralized finance (DeFi) in traditional markets.

Singapore Leverages Polygon and Aave in DeFi Experience for CeFi Markets

In a press release issued today, MAS announced that it had successfully conducted a cross-currency transaction involving Japanese Yen (JPY) and Singapore Dollar (SGD). The pilot, the first of its kind, was carried out as part of MAS’ Project Guardian initiative which explores potential DeFi applications in wholesale funding markets.

Under the pilot project, three global banks, including DBS Bank, JP Morgan and SBI Digital Asset Holdings, traded foreign exchange and government bonds against pools of liquidity comprising bonds of Singapore government securities. , Japanese government bonds, JPY and SGD.

Ty Lobban, who leads JP Morgan’s enterprise-wide blockchain program, detailed that they leveraged the popular L2 solution Polygon to settle on Ethereum for a low fee. “Future phases of Guardian will also explore other blockchains given the MAS goal for open/interoperable networks,” he said in a tweet.

Lobban went on to reveal that the bank used Aave’s Authorized Pools concept to deploy “a modified version of Aave Arc so that we can set certain parameters such as interest rate and exchange rates.” They also used W3C verifiable credentials to provide Aave compliant access.

DeFi advantages attract CeFi platforms

Using blockchain technology and smart contracts, DeFi allows entities to conduct financial transactions directly with each other, removing the need for intermediaries or third parties. Additionally, transactions can be settled “instantly” in DeFi. The MAS said:

“The live trades executed under the first pilot demonstrate that cross-currency transactions of tokenized assets can be traded, cleared and settled instantly between direct participants. This frees up the costs of executing trades through clearing and settlement intermediaries, and the management of bilateral commercial relationships with counterparties, as required by today’s over-the-counter (OTC) markets.

In a separate space report, Oliver Wyman Forum highlighted the interoperability and efficiency benefits of digital assets that DeFi can bring to financial markets. The think tank said DeFi, combined with “appropriate collateral,” can help unlock new frontiers. He added :

“Every company should start by forming an internal opinion on the likely impact of DeFi, which could range from a modest evolution of existing market structures to a parallel development of DeFi and traditional markets to a complete revolution that leaves the structures Triumphant DeFi.”

The latest announcement from MAS comes just days after Singaporean financial services firm DBS announcement that it is partnering with Open Government Products, an experimental team from Singapore’s Government Technology Agency, to deploy a live pilot for the launch of “specific purpose monetary vouchers”.

Singapore, which has become a hotbed for crypto companies after Chinese repression on crypto last year, ostensibly aims to cement its status as a global crypto hub with live pilots. Mentioning this, Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Financial Technology Officer of MAS said:

“Live pilots led by industry participants demonstrate that with the right guardrails in place, digital assets and decentralized finance have the potential to transform capital markets.”

Notably, the Asian country has also recently rise in power efforts to regulate the crypto industry. This is partly because some of the biggest names in crypto have failed in the recent crypto crisis, including Earth and 3ACwere based in the country.

This article originally appeared on The Tokist

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RUPERT RESOURCES REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDING AUGUST 31, 2022 https://arcprojects.org/rupert-resources-reports-results-for-the-three-and-six-months-ending-august-31-2022/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 13:07:51 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/rupert-resources-reports-results-for-the-three-and-six-months-ending-august-31-2022/ Rupert Resources Ltd. (“Rupert” or the “Company”) announces that it has released its unaudited financial results for the three and six months ending August 31, 2022 and the accompanying management report for the same period. Both of the above items have been posted on the Company’s website www.rupertresources.com and on Sedar at www.sedar.com. Financial performance […]]]>

Rupert Resources Ltd. (“Rupert” or the “Company”) announces that it has released its unaudited financial results for the three and six months ending August 31, 2022 and the accompanying management report for the same period.

Both of the above items have been posted on the Company’s website www.rupertresources.com and on Sedar at www.sedar.com.

Financial performance

In the six months ended August 31, 2022the company spent $13,759,177 (6 months ended August 31, 2021$10,892,509) on its exploration projects. From August 31, 2022Rupert held cash or cash equivalents of $36,860,468. The Company recorded a net loss and an overall loss for the three months and six months ended August 31, 2022 of ($5,173,267) and ($10,318,244) respectively (three months and six months ended August 31, 2021$(1,494,403) and ($4,973,469) respectively) and a net loss per share for the quarters and six months ended August 31, 2022 of $(0.02) and $(0.03) respectively (three and six months ended August 31, 2021$(0.01) and $(0.02) respectively).

Operating Highlights

During the three and six months end of August 2022 and up to the date of this document, Rupert’s operational activities have mainly focused on the Rupert Lapland and Ikkari project area in particular, located in the Central Lapland (“CLGB”) greenstone belt, as well as more limited exploration activities at Hirsikangas in Central Finland.

Project area Rupert Laponie, CLGB, Northern Finland

The regional exploration program in the Rupert Laponie project area is designed to identify and evaluate the mineral potential contained in all of the Rupert lands in the CLGB.

Since July 2020 the Company is engaged in a diamond drill program to further evaluate discoveries made in the Rupert Lapland project area, including Ikkari, as well as to continue to generate new targets.

Basal till (“BoT”) sampling continues in the Rupert Lapland project area, particularly on geophysical anomalies of interest and programs will begin on exploration permits recently applied for when granted in the coming months.

Preliminary economic assessment of Ikkari and related studies

Following publication in September 2021 of Ikkari’s technical report and ongoing regional diamond and BoT drilling and sampling programs, a Preliminary Economic Assessment of Ikkari compliant with NI 43-101 (“Ikkari PEA”) is currently underway and is expected to be completed with an update to the MRE in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2022.

The Ikkari PEA project is led by Tetra Tech and includes an assessment of the economic potential of the Ikkari and Pahtavaara mineral resources as well as the satellite deposits which continued to be drilled during the winter 2021/22 exploration program, as well as thereafter. Various studies have been initiated that will contribute to the PEA, including but not limited to: optimization of planned mining methods, schedules and site layouts, hydrogeological and geotechnical assessments and metallurgical studies , including assessment of treatment options. The objective of the Ikkari PEA is to better define the optimal parameters that will be used in a pre-feasibility study (“PFS”) that should be launched after its completion.

Environmental Assessments of Ikkari and Pahtavaara

The Environmental Impact Assessment (‘EIA’) work programme, launched in 2021/22, is underway in Ikkari and Pahtavaara, with the aim of obtaining an environmental permit and then a mining permit for Ikkari in addition to those already detained at Pahtavaara. The Ikkari PEA also draws on this process, where appropriate.

Pahtavaara mine

Following the drilling programs at Pahtavaara mine as reported in October 2020 and July 2021, a Pahtavaara trade-off study is to be performed under the Ikkari PEA to define the most appropriate mining methods and cut-off grades and to complete an updated National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report. Ikkari’s PEA will also consider whether to develop Pahtavaara as a satellite mine to a new central processing facility at Ikkari, which could allow Pahtavaara to benefit from cost synergies and shared infrastructure.

Central Finland Properties

Hirsikangas

In 2022, IP surveys and limited drill testing were completed over the summer on the Ullava and Purontaka targets and results from these are being processed. Fieldwork continues in the Lesti Arc region and the southern extent of the Himanka Volcanic Belt, which also hosts the Hirsikangas deposit.

Contact:

Management discussion and analysis

82 Richmond Street Eastoffice 203

Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1

Tel: 416-304-9004

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Cystic echinococcosis in northern Tanzania: a pilot study in Maasai herding communities | Parasites and vectors https://arcprojects.org/cystic-echinococcosis-in-northern-tanzania-a-pilot-study-in-maasai-herding-communities-parasites-and-vectors/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 21:45:43 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/cystic-echinococcosis-in-northern-tanzania-a-pilot-study-in-maasai-herding-communities-parasites-and-vectors/ Ethical approval was granted by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania (09/08/2019), National Health Ethics Review Committee, National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (NIMR/HQ/R .8c/ Vol.I/732), the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Ethics Committee, University of Glasgow (No. 200180193) and the Veterinary Medicine Research Ethics Committee of the School […]]]>

Ethical approval was granted by Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania (09/08/2019), National Health Ethics Review Committee, National Institute for Medical Research, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (NIMR/HQ/R .8c/ Vol.I/732), the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences Ethics Committee, University of Glasgow (No. 200180193) and the Veterinary Medicine Research Ethics Committee of the School of Veterinary Medicine (EA36/20).

Prevalence of abdominal cystic echinococcosis in men

A cross-sectional US survey was carried out in November 2019 in five predominantly Maasai pastoral villages in Ngorongoro and Longido districts of Arusha region, northern Tanzania (Fig. 1).

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Map showing the locations of five villages where ultrasound surveys were conducted on volunteers and the locations of two slaughterhouses where livestock sampling was carried out, in Ngorongoro and Longido districts, Arusha region, in northern Tanzania. The map was created with QGIS version 3.22.1. The boundary shapefiles are from https://gadm.org/ and http://geoportal.icpac.net. The human population counts for 2020 at a resolution of 3 arc seconds (about 100 m at the equator) from https://hub.worldpop.org/

Villages were selected from those that had participated in a previous zoonotic disease research program with an initial selection based on a generalized random tessellation stratified sampling approach (additional details described in [27]). Villages in Ngorongoro and Longido districts were selected for this study on the basis of their agro-ecological characteristics, their predominantly pastoralist households and their proximity to abattoirs in the district to allow linking of human and animal prevalence data. . The human population size of these communities in 2019 was based on 2012 census projections (Tanzania National Bureau of Statistics, Dodoma, Tanzania; https://www.nbs.go.tz/index.php/en/), assuming a growth rate of 2.9% [28]. After obtaining consent from community leaders, meetings in each village were held to explain in Kiswahili and Maasai languages ​​the purpose and protocol of the project, provide information on EC and cerebral coenurosis, and invite potential participants to attend. ultrasound screening (US). session, the place and date of which have been communicated in advance. Participants were recruited after spontaneously presenting themselves at the study sites, on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants of both sexes were eligible if they were ≥ 7 years old and lived in the target area. The threshold age was decided based on the practicalities of performing surgery for CE in the context of the project. Written informed consent/fingerprinting/assent was obtained from individuals, as well as parents/guardians of minors, wishing to participate in the survey. Participation was voluntary and refreshments were provided to compensate for travel to study sites.

Five villages were selected based on time and resources available. Given the small number of villages included, our goal was to detect CE cases and derive prevalence estimates at the village level rather than in the region as a whole. A sample of 230 people in each village would have allowed us to exclude a CE prevalence ≥ 1% with 90% confidence if no cases were detected.

Each interviewed participant was recorded on a case report form, uniquely identified by an anonymous alphanumeric code that was used on all study documents and data files. Abdominal ultrasound was performed in a confidential environment (i.e. a room or building separate from the waiting and registration area), using a portable SonoSite M-Turbo device ( Fujifilm, Seattle, WA, USA) fitted with a convex probe, either by a sonographer (FT) with extensive experience in the diagnosis of CE or by two study physicians (EA, ASal, who have been trained in the point-of-care abdominal ultrasound during the study) under the constant direct supervision of the primary sonographer. In participants with abdominal EC, defined as a focal lesion with pathognomonic signs specific to the stage of parasitic etiology in the US, data were recorded on the location, number, size, and stage of the cyst according to the WHO Informal Working Group on Echinococcosis (WHO-IWGE) classification [9]. Briefly, CE1 (double-walled unilocular fluid-filled cyst), CE2 (fluid-filled cysts with daughter cysts), CE3a (unilocular fluid-filled cysts with detached parasitic layers) and CE3b (daughter cysts in a solid matrix with wrinkled hypoechoic cysts). parasitic layers) cysts were classified as active, and CE4 (solid contents with folded hypoechoic parasitic layers) and CE5 (CE4 with obvious eggshell calcifications) cysts were classified as inactive. People with CE were managed under the project in accordance with WHO-IWGE Expert Consensus Recommendations [9]. In case of suspected CE lesions (defined as focal lesions without sonographic pathognomonic signs of parasitic or non-parasitic origin), a commercial immunochromatographic test (VIRapid Hydatidosis; Vircell, Granada, Spain) would be performed. Advanced imaging (eg, contrast-enhanced computed tomography) was also available at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (Moshi, Tanzania) if needed. If lesions other than CE with clear or potential medical relevance were detected, the participant received a written report and was instructed to attend an appropriate healthcare facility at their own expense.

Cystic echinococcosis in slaughtered cattle

A survey was carried out at district authority slaughterhouses, located in Wasso village in Ngorongoro district and Eworendeke village in Longido district, to determine the prevalence of E. granulosus sl infection in cattle, sheep and goats. These abattoirs serve the herding communities of Ngorongoro and Longido districts and receive livestock from each district, including areas where US human screening has been conducted.

Assuming that approximately 50% of animals would have detectable parasitic cysts and that 50% of these cysts would be due to E. granulosuis sl [14, 21]our target sample size in each slaughterhouse to estimate a prevalence of 25% of E. granulosus sl among livestock with 5% error and 95% confidence interval was 290 animals, with a target of about 100 animals of each species.

All consecutive slaughtered ruminants accessing slaughterhouses between October and December 2020 were assigned a unique code and were inspected by local slaughterhouse inspectors for the presence of visible cysts in the abdomen and lungs. If present, a random cyst was removed from each of three sites, i.e. liver parenchima, liver surface/peritoneum, and lungs (Fig. 2), and preserved in 70% ethanol . Species, age group based on adult incisor pairs, and location of visible cysts were reported on a case report form.

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Flow chart showing livestock inspection in slaughterhouses and sampling strategy for parasitic cysts

Prior to the start of the sampling period, training was provided to inspectors on the procedures for studying and identifying parasitic cysts in the form of online sessions due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, no attempt to identify parasitic cysts to the genus level (Echinococcus Where Cysticercus) was requested from inspectors as the training that could be provided was not considered sufficient to ensure correct identification. Due to travel disruptions related to COVID-19, in-person morphological characterization of the cysts by experienced study personnel was not possible. Attempts have been made to use videoconferencing to differentiate between specimens of E. granulosus sl and Taenia hydatigena/Cysticercus tenuicollis, another tapeworm transmitted between canids and cattle forming cyst-like metacestodes usually hanging from the surface of the viscera. However, this was not successful and so identification relied on molecular analysis of a subset of removed cysts, selected as detailed in the Molecular Analysis of Metacestodes section.

Molecular analysis of metacestodes

DNA was extracted from one parasitic cyst per animal. In animals with cysts removed from more than one location, DNA extraction was prioritized from the cyst removed from the liver parenchyma, followed by the lungs, and finally from the liver surface/peritoneum. This diet has been used for E. granulosus sl. cysts more frequently affect the hepatic parenchyma, then the lungs, while C. tenuicollis is most often localized on serous surfaces. DNA was extracted in the Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute (KCRI) laboratory from a 1.5-2 cm fragment of each cyst wall using the DNeasy Blood and Tissue Kit ( Qiagen, Hilden, Germany) following the manufacturer’s instructions. Nuclease-free water was included as a negative control in each work session to verify the absence of contamination. The DNA was sent to the WHO Collaborating Center on Epidemiology, Detection and Control of Cystic and Alveolar Echinococcosis (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy). Molecular identification of metacestode species was performed according to the protocol published by Santolamazza et al. [29]. Briefly, a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene (COX1) was amplified by PCR and the 444 bp fragment digested with AluminumI. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) identifies G1–G3 genotypes (Echinococcus granulosus in the strict sense [E.granulosus s.s.]) from G4 to G10 E. granulosus genotypes; the latter are further identified in G4, G5, G6/7 and G8/10 by banding patterns after multiplex PCR. Nope-E. granulosus sl samples were submitted for bi-directional Sanger sequencing of the COX1 PCR product for species identification. The resulting forward and reverse sequences were aligned to generate unique consensus sequences, which were compared to nucleotide sequences deposited in GenBank using BLASTn (nucleotide Basic Local Alignment Search Tool).

Data analysis

Continuous variables were described as mean and standard deviation or median and interquartile range, as appropriate; categorical variables were described as numbers and percentages. The prevalence of human CE at the village level was reported with exact binomial 95% confidence intervals (CI). Given the small number of villages in each district, we did not calculate a 95% CI at the district level or directly compare the prevalence at the district level. We derived 95% CIs for abattoir-level prevalence (since they receive animals from a large area) and compared abattoir-level prevalence using a chi-square (χ) test. The exact binomial confidence intervals were derived in R version 4.1.1. using the pair package (R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria). The Chi-square test was performed using basis functions in R.

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8 Credit Union Professionals Are Reaching Career Milestones https://arcprojects.org/8-credit-union-professionals-are-reaching-career-milestones/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 13:00:37 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/8-credit-union-professionals-are-reaching-career-milestones/ Source: Shutterstock WEST Catherine Johnson The $4.7 billion, based in Vacaville, Calif. Travis Credit Union hiring Catherine Johnson as SVP and Chief People Officer. In her new role, Johnson will have oversight and responsibility for TCU’s human resources, learning and development, and diversity, equity and inclusion engagement programs, as well as a member at part […]]]>
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Catherine Johnson Catherine Johnson

The $4.7 billion, based in Vacaville, Calif. Travis Credit Union hiring Catherine Johnson as SVP and Chief People Officer. In her new role, Johnson will have oversight and responsibility for TCU’s human resources, learning and development, and diversity, equity and inclusion engagement programs, as well as a member at part of the management team. She will be responsible for setting the strategic direction for all disciplines that fall under HR and training, and in addition, will develop and execute TCU’s long-term human capital business plan, including the organizational learning, internal communications, cultural alignment, leadership development, succession planning, organizational design, human resource management, and diversity and inclusion initiatives to support culture, values, and vision organization strategy. Johnson recently spent five years as vice president of human resources at the Center for Elders’ Independence in Oakland, Calif. She previously held positions as director of global human resources programs for the international logistics and supply chain company based in San Mateo, California, Menlo Worldwide/Con-Way, Inc. and director of HR programs at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland.

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Ken Billingsley Ken Billingsley

The $1.8 billion, based in Lowell, Mass. Caisse Populaire Joan of Arc announced a new hire and promotion.

Kenneth (Ken) Billingsley was hired as assistant treasurer – responsible for learning and development. He previously worked for Bose Corporation, where he progressed from Tier 1 Technical Support to Global Training Manager. In his new role, Billingsley will oversee a small team and the day-to-day operations of the learning and development department. In addition, he will create and develop diversified training and learning opportunities to improve the skills of employees.

Bill Ely Bill Ely

William (Bill) Ely was promoted to Assistant Treasurer – Collections Manager. Ely has over 20 years of experience in collections and joined Jeanne D’Arc in 2020 as Head of Collections. In his new role, he will continue to manage and develop the collections program and will be responsible for advising members, settling debts and monitoring delinquency trends.

The $1.8 billion, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass. Hanscom Federal Credit Union hiring Darlene Dumont in its project management office as vice-president, process improvement. Dumont brings over 30 years of business experience in organizational transformations, executive coaching, human-centered design, strategic workforce analysis and innovation, and is a captain at retirement from the United States Air Force. She holds a master’s degree in information systems management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York State, as well as a master’s degree in quality systems management and a doctorate in business administration and quality systems from the National Graduate School of Quality Management. Dumont is certified in organizational design and has obtained the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Darlene Dumont Darlene Dumont

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Craig Gloudemans Craig Gloudemans

The $5.1 billion First Community Credit Union in Neenah, Wisconsin, promoted Craig Gloudemans to the SVP of Finance. In his new role, Gloudemans joins the management team and takes on expanded responsibilities in areas such as accounting/finance and investments. He joined Community First in 2001 as one of the first student tellers in the credit union branch at Appleton West High School in Appleton, Wisconsin during his senior year. While earning an accounting degree from UW-Platteville in Platteville, Wis., Gloudemans worked as accounting support staff for the credit union. After graduating in 2005, he was hired as an accountant. Gloudemans was later promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 2012, Assistant Vice President of Finance in 2019, and Vice President of Finance in 2021. Gloudemans has held leadership positions on the United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leader Committee, Board of Directors Neenah-Menasha YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters. Bowl for Kids’ Sake Committee, Community First Fox Cities Marathon, Institute of Management Accountants/Winnebagoland Chapter (as Past Vice President and President), Girls On the Run Northeast Wisconsin, and Children’s Ministry and a group of Bible study for men at Appleton Alliance Church. Additionally, he is a 2021 graduate of the Nonprofit Leadership Initiative Board Academy, was part of the Fox Cities Chamber’s Fox Cities Leadership Class of 2018, and was honored last year as a chamber Future 15 Young Professional.

Jesse Hunt Jesse Hunt

Jesse Huntlead commercial loan officer for the $965 million, based in Notre Dame, Ind. Federal Credit Union Notre-Damewas recognized as a member of The Northwest Indiana EraThe 20 under 40 list. Hunt will be honored with a reception at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, Ind., on Nov. 3. He began his banking career in 2006 and joined Notre Dame FCU in January 2021 after expanding the credit union to Whiting, Ind. Hunt is Vice President of the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Salvation Army of Northwest Indiana as well as Co-Chair of its Advisory Council and President of the Big Shoulders of Northwest Indiana Founders Council. .

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Qing Lu Qing Lu

The $2.6 billion based in Lake Mary, Florida Addition Financial Credit Union hiring Qing Lu as chief financial officer. Lu brings more than 18 years of financial experience, having previously served as Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer at Farm Credit West in Rocklin, Calif., and Chief Financial Officer at the $1.8 billion Northwest Community Credit Union. dollars in Eugene, Oregon. She has also worked in public accounting. , healthcare and investment institutions, and is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Treasury Professional. Lu received his MBA from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, as well as a Masters in Accounting from the University of Oregon in Eugene. She also taught graduate-level undergraduate courses in federal business taxation at Bushnell University in Eugene and helped offer a small business loan course through the Huerto De Familia organization to help start-up entrepreneurs from the Latin American community.

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Dallas Berg Dallas Berg

Dallas Berg$603 million CEO, Elkhart, Ind.-based INOVA Federal Credit Union was awarded the Indiana Credit Union League‘s 2022 “Chairman’s Global Good Award” on October 13 at the League convention in Dallas. The award was created by the League’s Board of Directors to recognize participation in global or national projects that advance credit unions and their values ​​with immigrant populations or in foreign countries. A key element in Bergl’s selection as this year’s recipient was due to his leadership and service to the board of the World Council of Credit Unions as well as its foundation board.

Please send your People updates to Natasha Chilingerian at [email protected]

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US DOT Appoints New Members to Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Board – Parabolic Arc https://arcprojects.org/us-dot-appoints-new-members-to-commercial-space-transportation-advisory-board-parabolic-arc/ Sat, 22 Oct 2022 10:58:00 +0000 https://arcprojects.org/us-dot-appoints-new-members-to-commercial-space-transportation-advisory-board-parabolic-arc/ WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) welcomes 21 new members to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg approved the appointments as well as the reappointment of seven members. Committee members provide information, advice, and recommendations to the FAA and DOT on technology, business, […]]]>

WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) welcomes 21 new members to the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC). US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg approved the appointments as well as the reappointment of seven members.

Committee members provide information, advice, and recommendations to the FAA and DOT on technology, business, and policy issues regarding oversight of the U.S. commercial space transportation industry.

COMSTAC members are senior executives from the commercial space transportation industry; satellite industry manufacturers and customers; state and local government officials; representatives of companies providing insurance, financial investment and legal services for commercial space activities; and representatives from universities, space advocacy organizations and industry associations.

The new members are:

  • Joe DePete, President, Air Line Pilots Association
  • Mat Dunn, Senior Director of Global Government Affairs, SpaceX
  • John Elbon, Chief Operating Officer, United Launch Alliance
  • Tony Frego, Vice President of Mission Management, Spaceflight, Inc.
  • Matt Ganser, Vice President of Business Operations, Astra
  • Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin
  • Therese Jones, Senior Policy Director, Satellite Industry Association
  • Dava Newman, Apollo Program Astronautics Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Roosevelt (Ted) Mercer, CEO and Executive Director, Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority
  • Megan Mitchell, Vice President of Government Relations, Blue Origin
  • George Nield, President, Commercial Space Technologies/Global Spaceport Alliance
  • Dr. Michelle Parker, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Space and Launch Engineering, Boeing
  • Melanie Preisser, Vice President of National Systems, York Space Systems
  • Caryn Schenewerk, Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs, Relativity Space
  • Amanda Simpson, Vice President for Research and Technology, Airbus
  • Ganesh Sitaraman, New York Chair of Alumni Law, Vanderbilt University
  • Jay Skylus, Managing Director and Chief Engineer Aether Transport System, Aevum
  • Sita Sonty, Partner and Managing Partner, Boston Consulting Group
  • Janice Starzyk, Vice President of Government Operations, Virgin Orbit
  • Melanie Stricklan, Co-Founder and CEO, Slingshot Aerospace
  • Julie Zoller, Head of Global Regulatory Affairs, Project Kuiper, Amazon

The renewed members are:

  • Edward Bolton, SGE, Former FAA Associate Administrator
  • Karina Drees, President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation / President COMSTAC
  • Mike French, Vice President Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association/Vice President COMSTAC
  • Dale Ketcham, Vice President, Government and External Relations, Space Florida
  • Kate Kronmiller, Vice President of Government Relations, Jacobs
  • Mike Moses, President of Space Missions and Security, Virgin Galactic
  • Ann Zulkosky, Vice President, Commercial Civil Space, Lockheed Martin.

In May 2022, COMSTAC made recommendations on the FAA issuing safety rules for human spaceflight occupants if the Congressional moratorium were to expire in October 2023. This included comments on whether the FAA should update its recommended practices with guidance for suborbital versus orbital flights, flights longer than two weeks, flights beyond low Earth orbit, and rendezvous and docking operations , among other topics.

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