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Iteris Awarded $6.8 Million Subcontract by Parsons Corporation to Deliver Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Connected Bus Signal Priority System for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - (Photo: Business Wire)


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Business - Iteris Awarded $6.8 Million Subcontract by Parsons Corporation - January, 2022
To Deliver Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Connected Bus Signal Priority System for Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Three-year Program will Upgrade and Expand LA Metro’s NextGen BSP System in Largest Project of its Kind in the Nation - Iteris will enhance connected bus signal priority technology for Greater LA area, which serves nearly 10 million LA Metro riders a year, covering over 83 square miles of Los Angeles County communities.

Business - World Record Holder Usain Bolt Talks “Only See Great” - January, 2022
In this interview, Bolt talks about his extraordinary athletic performances, starting from the very first successes and setbacks to becoming a legacy - With the ‘Only See Great’ campaign, PUMA explores the career paths of its brand ambassadors, as they talk about their own experiences to achieve greatness, listen to their hearts, and share their vision with others - Bolt says he fully embraces the vision of “Only See Great”. “Greatness is just being yourself and dominating at a high level over years and doing things that no one has ever done before”, added the World’s fastest man

Business - The Walt Disney Company Names Horacio Gutierrez as General Counsel and Secretary - January, 2022
With the ‘Only See Great’ campaign, PUMA explores the career paths of its brand ambassadors, as they talk about their own experiences to achieve greatness, listen to their hearts, and share their vision with others - Bolt says he fully embraces the vision of “Only See Great”. “Greatness is just being yourself and dominating at a high level over years and doing things that no one has ever done before”, added the World’s fastest man

Business - New MUNCH Museum’s Visitor Experience, 500+ Works - January, 2022
For the new museum, WERNER MURRER RAHMEN and HALBE Rahmen of Germany created over 500 frames to strict conservation requirements, keeping with the aesthetic of Munch’s style. Tru Vue Optium Museum Acrylic protects these world-famous artworks with an intimate viewing experience

Business - K-Arena Yokohama, Japan - One of the World’s Largest Music Arenas, a Capacity for 20,000 People - December, 2021
Will Raise Its Curtains in Japan, Autumn of 2023! - Construction work began in 2020, with completion projected for autumn of 2023. Once open, we anticipate an annual capacity of 150 performances, with a total of three million attendees

Business - Cinergistik Announces New Whitney Houston Book, Documentary - December, 2021
The book is also the subject of the upcoming documentary, Whitney Houston in Focus, executive produced by Emmy, Grammy and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald - Upon release, the Young Whitney hardcover will be available for purchase exclusively from the GRAMMY Museum store

Business - Record Number of Japanese Startups to Present at CES 2022 in Las Vegas - December, 2021
Of the 52 companies, six startups (a record number for Japan) have won CES 2022 Innovation Awards: Air Labo, Fairy Devices, Light Touch Technology, mui Lab, Piezo Sonic, and Quantum Operations

Business - The rededicated Barclay Hotel—the oldest continually operating hotel in Los Angeles—as affordable and low-income housing - December, 2021
In a holiday-themed ceremony this week (12/22/21) - AHF: L.A. Times Ad Highlights Barclay Hotel’s New Life as Affordable Housing - To mark the occasion of AHF's rededication of the Barclay Hotel as affordable housing, AHF will also run a new advocacy ad in the Los Angeles Times to highlight this latest acquisition and encourage and promote the adaptive reuse of existing older buildings as affordable housing stock

Business - Leon Panetta, Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director, Joins Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Advisory Board - December, 2021
As director of the Central Intelligence Agency, where he supervised the operation to find and bring international terrorist Osama bin Laden to justice - “China’s techno-economic aggression presents a serious threat to the United States and the free world, especially when it comes to advanced technologies such as 5G, AI, and semiconductors,” said Secretary Panetta

Business - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Appoints Laura Stace as Vice President of Luxury Marketing - December, 2021
Industry Leader to Launch New Programs and Spearhead Innovations for Global Network Members - Stace will launch strategic alliances and cohesive marketing plans for the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices global network and its 55,000 members

Business - ChargePoint Appoints Elaine L. Chao to its Board of Directors - December, 2021
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Labor Brings Policy and Mobility Expertise and Further Strengthens Diverse Board of Technology and Energy Experience - ChargePoint is creating a new fueling network to move people and goods on electricity

Business & China - Online Exchange Between Chinese, Italian Gen-Zers - November, 2021
The exchange activity, titled CEAir On Air, was joined by over 40 zoomers, as well as their teachers, from China's Nankai University and Italy's Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies

Business - Rachel Gonzalez Appointed to Electronic Arts Board of Directors - November, 2021
Ms. Gonzalez is executive vice president, general counsel for Starbucks Coffee Company where she oversees legal and regulatory affairs, global security, and ethics and compliance. Prior to joining Starbucks, she served as Chief Administrative Officer for travel technology company Sabre Corporation where she led a global team responsible for corporate communications, corporate compliance, government affairs, human resources, legal strategy, and regulatory affairs

BIT & Buisness - Cyber Threats Have Increased 81% Since Global Pandemic - November, 2021
McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Highlight At-Risk Industries this Holiday Season - 81% of global organizations experienced increased cyber threats during COVID-19 “Everything shortage” this holiday season – creating perfect catalyst for cyber threats to supply chain, e-commerce and travel - 79% of organizations experienced downtime due to cybersecurity risk during peak season

Business - Royal Thai Air Force Awards Contract for Fleet of Beechcraft AT-6 Aircraft - November, 2021
Becomes International Launch Customer for Latest USAF Light Attack Aircraft - The signing of the official Thai contract procuring a fleet of 12 Beechcraft AT-6TH aircraft. The contract for the AT-6 — designated the Beechcraft AT-6TH in Thailand — supports the modernization and interoperability objectives at the forefront of the mutual defense cooperation between the U.S

Business - Agreement Between Virgin Orbit and ANA HOLDINGS Sets the Stage for Twenty LauncherOne Flights From Japan - November, 2021
Virgin Orbit’s flight-proven air-launch service provides a unique capability for ANA’s customer base in the booming commercial ecosystem for space in Asia. The number of space start-ups in Japan has more than doubled since 2015

Business - Academy Award Winner Forest Whitaker to Be Recognized for His Social Activism - November, 2021
Whitaker is the UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation, a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group, and the CEO/Founder of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, committed to providing educational tools and economic opportunities to young women and men in places touched by exclusion, violence and armed conflict

Business - Military Housing at Eglin Air Force Basea - November, 2021
Following the infrastructure work, Corvias completed Defender Landing’s first home in June 2020 and has been consistently delivering the remaining homes. The community will boast the following breakdown of housing for the most senior Air Force leaders

Business & Travel - Alila Hinu Bay Opens to Guests in Oman - October, 2021
Alila Hinu Bay is the second Alila-branded property in the country, strengthening Hyatt’s luxury, lifestyle and wellbeing offering in the region - The property joins Alila Jabal Akhdar as the Alila brand’s second hotel in Oman along with 15 other Alila properties worldwide. Distinguished by a strong commitment to sustainable tourism, the award-winning brand features luxury hotels and resorts in some of the most spectacular natural locations

Business - SBT and NTT Com to Commence Trial of Local Currency Price - October, 2021
Display and Settlement System for Cross-border Used Car Sales and Export - Rate guarantee will eliminate the risk of exchange rate fluctuations during lengthy overseas transportation periods

Business - Comcast Expands Internet Essentials to Federal Pell Grant Recipients - October, 2021
Pledges $15 Million – in Free Internet Service and 25,000 Laptops – to Help Get Even More Americans Connected - Federal Pell Grant Expansion Will Help Those Pursuing Careers Requiring Post-Secondary Degrees or Technical Certifications - Announcement Is Part of Project UP, Comcast’s $1 Billion Commitment to Reach 50 Million People with the Tools, Resources, and Skills Needed to Succeed in a Digital World

Business & China - The 20th Conference on International Exchange of Professionals Slated for Next April in Shenzhen - October, 2021
According to the unified arrangement, the 20th CIEP is scheduled to be held in Shenzhen from April 24 to 25, 2022. Focusing on the theme of “innovation, development, cooperation and win-win”

Business - High-Profile African Delegations to Visit Dubai for Global Business Forum Africa 2021 - September, 2021
The sixth edition of the Global Business Forum Africa (GBF Africa), which takes place on October 13-14, 2021 at Expo 2020 Dubai - GBF Africa will be a crucial forum where the continent can share its plans and achievements, seek investments and solutions to its challenges and forge new relationships across the globe

Business - Pfizer and BioNTech Receive First U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization of a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster- September, 2021
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) granted for individuals 65 years of age and older, and individuals ages 18 through 64 within certain high-risk groups - EUA is supported by clinical data showing a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine elicits high neutralization titers against SARS-CoV-2 and all currently tested variants - Reactogenicity profile within seven days of the booster dose was typically mild to moderate, with frequency of reactions similar to or lower than after the primary vaccination series - A booster dose given at least six months after completion of the primary vaccination series may help preserve a high level of protection against COVID-19

Business - Pfizer to Provide 500 Million Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Doses at Not-for-Profit Price for Donation to Poorest Countries - September, 2021
Pfizer and BioNTech Expand Collaboration with U.S. to Provide 500 Million Additional - COVID-19 Vaccine Doses at Not-for-Profit Price for Donation to Poorest Countries - Expanded agreement brings the total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses to be supplied to the U.S. government for donation to one billion - Effort contributes to companies’ pledge to deliver two billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to low- and middle-income countries by the end of 2022 - “Forward-Looking Information and Factors That May Affect Future Results”

Business - Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Positive Topline Results From Pivotal Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine in Children 5 to 11 Years - September, 2021
Results are the first from a pivotal trial of any COVID-19 vaccine in children under 12 years of age In participants 5 to 11 years of age, the vaccine was safe, well tolerated and showed robust neutralizing antibody responses. Companies plan to submit these data to the FDA, EMA and other regulatory agencies around the world as soon as possible Results in children under 5 years of age are expected as soon as later this year

Business - Schwab introduces two new financial literacy programs designed to help level the economic playing field - September, 2021
Moneywise America is designed to help level the economic playing field for teens across the country through high-quality financial education, with a focus on reaching youth in under-resourced schools and communities. Moneywise America has two core components: a standards-based financial literacy curriculum and a corps of Schwab employee volunteers trained to facilitate it

Business - NTT DATA Awarded Contract to Modernize Background Checks for U.S. Department of Justice - September, 2021
The initiative is being led by the FixNICS Working Group, which chose NTT DATA based on the company’s technology prowess, as well as its deep skills and knowledge gained from its work with multiple law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. NTT DATA has supported numerous DOJ clients since 2002

Business - Western Union Names Gabriella Fitzgerald President, Americas - September, 2021
Fitzgerald to Drive Business Growth by Building on Western Union’s Leadership Position in Global Consumer Money Movement and Expanding its Digital Payments Partnerships - After two decades at American Express, she served most recently as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Global Commercial Services

Business - ViacomCBS Announces Leadership Transition at Paramount Pictures - September, 2021
Paramount Television Studios (PTVS) will now become part of the premium network group under the leadership of David Nevins, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Showtime Networks, bringing together the divisions’ premium scripted content capabilities. Nicole Clemens will continue to lead PTVS in her capacity as President, PTVS, reporting directly to Nevins

Business - Mercedes-Benz USA Appoints Senol Bayrak Vice President, Sales & Product Management - September, 2021
In his new role, Bayrak will have overall responsibility for the company’s sales, volume planning, distribution operations and product management as a member of MBUSA’s executive management team, reporting directly to MBUSA President and CEO, Dimitris Psillakis.

Business - Al Capone Auction Unveils Family Treasures From Relatives in California - September, 2021
Living quietly for decades in a small Northern California town, Capone’s granddaughters are now revealing their personal stories about their grandfather, widely considered one of the most notorious American gangsters of the Prohibition era. Convicted of tax evasion in Chicago, Capone was transferred to Alcatraz on August 22, 1934

Business - ‘Discussing Individuals’ Data Sovereignty in Big Data Era,’ - September, 2021
Gyeonggi Province of South Korea will hold the world’s first ‘Data Sovereignty International Forum ‘Discussing Individuals’ Data Sovereignty in Big Data Era,’ - According to Gyeonggi Province at the press conference on July 28th, the ‘Data Sovereignty International Forum 2021’ will be held on September 8 as a virtual event (DSIF2021.com)

Business - Amazon Partners with Affirm to Deliver Pay-Over-Time Option at Checkout - August, 2021
“By partnering with Amazon we’re bringing the transparency, predictability and affordability that Affirm provides today to the millions of people who shop on Amazon.com in the U.S.,” said Eric Morse, Senior Vice President of Sales at Affirm

Business - Chris Paul Invests in Advocacy Marketing Software Greenfly - August, 2021
11-Time NBA All-Star Jumps from User to Strategic Investor and Partner to Supercharge Greenfly’s Mission to Strengthen Relationships Between Organizations and Audiences through Brand Ambassadors

Business - Vasayo Partners with Manny Pacquiao - August, 2021
In Support of Nutritional Supplements with Advanced Delivery Technology - For Pacquiao, the sponsorship underscores the importance of optimum nutrition and supplementation support.

Business - Data to U.S. FDA to Support Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - August, 2021
Pfizer and BioNTech Announce Submission of Initial Data to U.S. FDA to Support Booster Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine - Phase 1 safety and immunogenicity data in individuals who received a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (BNT162b2) show a favorable safety profile and robust immune responses - The booster dose elicited significantly higher neutralizing antibody titers against the initial SARS-CoV-2 virus (wild type), and the Beta and Delta variants, compared to the levels observed after the two-dose primary series - After the booster dose, neutralizing titers for variants were similar to wild type - Given the high levels of immune responses observed, a booster dose given within 6 to 12 months after the primary vaccination schedule may help maintain a high level of protection against COVID-19

Business - A College of Semiconductor Research is Established at NTHU - August, 2021
This college will consist four disciplines: Semiconductor Device, Semiconductor Design, Semiconductor Process, and Semiconductor Material. Each year it will enroll about 80 master’s students and 20 doctoral students. The first batch of students will be admitted as early as the spring of 2022

Business - Treatment for Locally Advanced Non-resectable Pancreatic Cancer - August, 2021
Advanced Chemotherapy Technologies, Inc. Awarded $4 Million NIH Grant to Pursue Treatment for Locally Advanced Non-resectable Pancreatic Cancer - This Grant will fund completion of the Company’s Pre-Clinical Research and First in Human Phase 1B Clinical Study - NIH sponsored grant programs are an integral source of capital for early-stage U.S. small businesses that are creating innovative technologies to improve human health

Business - Broadcom, Cisco and Facebook Bring Software Group Together Under TIP to Expand on 6 GHz Wi-Fi - August, 2021
The US, EU, Canada, and Brazil, among others, have approved or are finalizing the approval of 6 GHz unlicensed spectrum use, opening up a huge bandwidth for Wi-Fi services. By 2025, the Wi-Fi Alliance estimates that the 6 GHz Wi-Fi will deliver USD 527.5 billion in incremental economic benefits to the global economy

Business - AHF LA Times’ Ad Exposes Root of Homelessness … ‘Corruption!’ - August, 2021
California and L.A.’s homeless crisis is a direct result of years of greed and avarice by developers, Big Real Estate interests, and most of all, politicians looking out for their own self-interest and priming the pump for generous campaign contributions

Business - Dolly Parton Releases New Fragrance - August, 2021
Dolly – Scent From Above, in Partnership with ScentBeauty - The fragrance transports us to a place where everything is possible. Flowers blossom with rhinestone hearts and playful butterflies. Notes of mandarin, peony blossoms, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, musk and patchouli are truly Scent from Above

Business & Travel - Hilton Grand Vacations Debuts $50 Million Resort Transformation in NYC - July, 2021
Urban timeshare has become increasingly popular nationwide, particularly in NYC, where HGV transformed the industry by offering deeded ownership at upscale locations with superior amenities. Now, owners seeking a “pied-à-terre” in Manhattan have a brand-new option located just steps from Central Park, backed by industry pioneer HGV

Business - Intel Elects Andrea Goldsmith to Board of Directors - July, 2021
Goldsmith, 57, spent more than two decades at Stanford University before she was named dean of engineering and applied science at Princeton in 2020. From 2012 to 2020, Goldsmith served as the Stephen Harris Professor of Engineering and as a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford

Business - Panama President Makes Historic Visit to Port Houston - July, 2021
The canal's expanded capacity to accommodate larger vessels has helped increase the number of larger ships calling the Houston Ship Channel. Receiving these larger vessels has fostered continued growth in import and export cargo and economic impact and job creation for the Houston region and Texas
















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