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Black & Veatch's Pishal Takes Leadership Role With 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group

Telecom professional chosen for expertise in smart cities adoption, intelligent deployments
Press Release

January 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch announces today that Paul Pishal, business development director with the company’s Connected Communities group within its telecommunications business, has been selected as co-chair to lead the 2021 CTIA Smart Transportation Working Group.

Empowering Students and Educators To Learn and Teach From Virtually Anywhere

How Qualcomm Snapdragon compute platforms offer education solutions for today and tomorrow
Blog

There has been a rapid transition in education, from classroom learning for the majority of students to remote learning. This unprecedented shift has revealed many challenges that further expand the homework gap, including lack of access to the devices or connectivity needed to keep pace with today’s methods of learning and teaching.

Arrow Electronics Update: Technology Project Helps Coffee Growers Increase Revenue

Blog

DENVER, Colo., January 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A blockchain project supported by Arrow Electronics has increased revenue for Honduran coffee growers and helped them establish long-term buying relationships. 

Facing Up to a New-Normal Future

Article

From behind the colourful face shields comes a sound that has sometimes been forgotten in the noise surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic: The joyful crescendo of young children playing and laughing.

“It was incredibly moving to hear the laughter of pupils filling the school playground,” CLP Power’s Chief Corporate Development Office Quince Chong remarks after her visit to Munsang College Kindergarten, one of the 1,000 kindergartens across Hong Kong given face shields by CLP Power prior to class resumption last September, before they were suspended again towards the end of the year. 

Bridgestone Collaboration with NRGene Achieves New Milestones in the Assembly of Multiple Guayule Genomes

Summary: 
  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.
Press Release
  • This new guayule genome has been fully sequenced and assembled.
  • The four-year collaboration with genomic big data solutions company NRGene to further advance the commercialization of guayule, an alternative to natural rubber.
  • Bridgestone developed mapping populations that allowed NRGene to construct a genetic and physical map by successfully identifying the correct order of DNA fragments.

Black & Veatch Addresses Digital Living, Smart Cities in Forbes

Bleutech Park Las Vegas is a tech fan’s dream - as long as system integration is in place
Article

Driven by increasingly tangible visions of the future, smart cities are evolving into holistic communities built on fully integrated digital ecosystems. To help champion these technologies, last year Black & Veatch, a global provider of smart infrastructure services and solutions, announced that it has joined Forbes’ “Future of Smart Cities Campaign." 

Internet Society Announces $1M in Grant Funding to Expand Internet Access to Underserved Communities in the Southeastern United States

Grant is in Partnership with Truist Cares COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 19, 2021, /3BL Media/ — The Internet Society today announced a new grant program, Expanding Potential in Communities, or Truist EPIC Grant, to support broadband initiatives that help alleviate disparities in education, employment and social welfare in the southeastern United States. These grants will expand broadband access in communities with complementary Internet connectivity solutions such as community networks.

Floating Blue Ammonia Production: Creating a Zero-Carbon Emission Fuel

Economic investment opportunities exist while transforming the global gas industry
Press Release

January 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today more than ever, there is strong economic incentive for decarbonization solutions. 

Decarbonization efforts are gathering momentum across governments, big business and financial institutions around the world. The three largest importers of liquified natural gas (LNG) – China, Japan and Korea – have pledged to go carbon neutral no later than 2060, and many of the world’s largest and most influential corporations are actively setting ambitious net-zero targets.

Telemundo 44 and Comcast Present Latin American Youth Center with 200 Laptops & Complimentary Internet Essentials Service for Families

Giveaway encourages multigenerational connection as part of national NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises campaign
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Telemundo 44, in partnership with Comcast’s Internet Essentials program and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, celebrated Dia de los Reyes (Three Kings Day) on January 6 and presented 200 free laptops to families who are served by the nonprofit Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), which serves over 4,000 youth and families through youth centers, school-based sites and public charter schools in the District of Columbia

Black & Veatch Joins Hydrogen Council, Reflecting Commitment to Hydrogen as a Zero-Carbon Solution

Global engineering leader joins CEO-led initiative that aims to make hydrogen a core component of a zero-carbon global economy
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting its ongoing commitment to global decarbonization and further advancing efforts to create a more balanced energy portfolio, Black & Veatch announces that it has joined the Hydrogen Council, “a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.”

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