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U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm Met with Baltimore-Based WeSolar Inc. Leadership

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm Met with Baltimore-Based WeSolar Inc. Leadership  BALTIMORE (November 11, 2022) –  U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm visited WeSolar, Inc. headquarters for a fireside chat-style discussion with WeSolar CEO Kristal Hansley. Secretary Granholm expressed her excitement for not only Kristal’s leadership as the first African American woman-found solar company in the country but, also solutions moving forward to address issues that impact underserved communities. The U.S. Department of Energy has set a nationwide target of growing the community solar industry by 700% nationwide by 2025; that’s one of the reasons why this conversation was so timely. The conversation highlighted WeSolar’s founding, In Baltimore City, being on Juneteenth 2020 and the new opportunities offered to communities that never had the option of using a solar farm and adding that directly to their bill. “Community solar is a popular vertical; the shared access opens the margin by 80%,” said WeSolar CEO Kristal Hansley.” Much work needs to be done, including calling on Federal, State Representatives, groups, and regulators to support legislation that advances the gap that community solar serves. “A great answer to equity would be community solar getting on more regulators’ radar as a...

National Bankers Association Holds Its 95th Anniversary Conference

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     National Bankers Association Holds Its 95th Anniversary Conference Introduces Next Generation and Innovation Councils   With the swearing-in of its slate of board directors, the National Bankers Association (NBA) convened its 95th Anniversary Conference in Washington, D.C. Over the two-day conference, nearly 200 NBA Minority Depository Institution (MDI) members, guests, and strategic partners joined NBA leadership to engage in discussions around this year’s theme, “Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future: MDIs & the Road to Wealth Creation.”  “For the first time in three years, NBA members and partners gathered in person to review the transformational changes in our industry and celebrate a 36 percent increase in MDI assets,” said Nicole Elam, president and CEO of the National Bankers Association. “There was a deep sense of enthusiasm and urgency to use the conference to exchange insights that will help us guide our industry forward.” During the conference, the NBA announced two new councils. The Next Generation Advisory Council will focus on increasing the number of millennials using minority-owned and minority-operated banks while providing insight into ways to improve technology to meet the needs of their evolving customer base. The Innovation Council will identify and assess partnerships and technology solutions to help member banks...

The National Bankers Association Launches Next Gen Advisory Council

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WASHINGTON, DC – The National Bankers Association (NBA) announced its newly formed Next Generation (Next Gen) Advisory Council. The Council is made up of ethnically diverse leaders that have made noteworthy contributions to finance, technology, entertainment, and sports. As digital capabilities increasingly define financial services and the customer base gets younger, MDIs must modernize to survive. Next Gen fulfills that need as they will focus on increasing the number of millennials using minority-owned and minority-operated banks while providing insight on ways to improve technology to meet the needs of their evolving customer base. On October 12th, the Advisory Council hosted an inaugural reception in Washington, D.C., and discussed the future as a cohesive body of game-changing leaders working with the National Bankers Association. Advisory Council Co-Chair Kai Cunningham, who Co-Founded Limited Ventures alongside the Rockefeller, Forbes, & Costa Families, states, “In a time where diversity is paramount, it is essential that this organization, among others, are visible and accessible to provide opportunities to underserved communities whether it be access to financial literacy, and even down the line, the opportunity to collaborate in communities that focus on high structured finance such as venture capital and private equity.” Advisory Council Co-Chair Chloe Barz,...

Renowned Members of the UAE Culinary Scene Celebrated the World Pasta Day (25th October...

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Taste and health merits of pasta captivated F&B leaders at the special lunch organized by the Italian Trade Agency to celebrate the World Pasta Day in Dubai alongside similar events in Tokyo, London, Berlin, New York, and Paris.  World Pasta Day is the prelude to the 7th edition of “Italian Cuisine Week in the World”   Dubai, October 24th – The 24th edition of the World Pasta Day was celebrated in Dubai, one of the world culinary capitals chosen this year to draw attention to the merits and benefits of pasta, its great taste, its healthfulness, and the convenience of its simplicity for people everywhere. Since 1998 the World Pasta Day has been celebrated every year around the globe. The 2022 launching events took place on 24th October simultaneously in Tokyo, London, Berlin, New York, Paris, and Dubai.   Some of the most prominent F&B traders and journalists in the UAE were delighted by 5 innovative pasta recipes conceived by Chef Luca Carbini and updated about latest trends about pasta at the event organized at Capital Club by ITA-Italian Trade Agency in cooperation with Unione Italiana Food (https://www.unioneitalianafood.it/en/) and the Federation of Italian Chefs (https://www.fic.it/).     Italy is the world leader in the production...

SCAI teams up with Tahakom to develop AI infrastructure and super-computing capabilities

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New partnership will accelerate the adoption of next-generation AI technologies required to empower digital transformation across smart cities, government, and the economy PRWIRE: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 14 September 2022:  The Saudi Company for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI), a PIF-owned company that seeks to develop the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies industries in Saudi Arabia, has signed an MoU with the Saudi Technology and Security Comprehensive Control Company (Tahakom) a leading company of public safety and smart mobility technologies. The two parties will collaborate to develop the AI infrastructure and super-computing capabilities necessary to power the next generation of AI applications. The partnership was announced today at the global AI summit in the presence of Eng. Ayman AlRashed, CEO of SCAI, and Eng. Nabeel Al Omar, CEO of Tahakom. Under the terms of the MoU, the companies will leverage their joint technical capabilities to cultivate and implement the infrastructure required to process the huge amounts of data that will be generated by smart cities. The collaboration is set to further enable a climate of innovation across the Kingdom’s AI ecosystem, contribute to the development of homegrown intellectual property, and inspire the next generation of talented Saudi data scientists....

DUBAI FUTURES: EFS, intermonth spreads rangebound; bearish sentiment persists

Front-month Brent/Dubai Exchange of Futures for Swaps were rangebound mid-morning on March 22 amid a weakening outlook for May-loading cargoes amid ample arbitrage availability...

INTERVIEW: UAE’s energy sector to be integral part of circular economy plan: minister

The UAE’s energy sector will play a significant role in the country’s circular economy plan because the oil and gas industry will be low-carbon...

Sultan Al Qasimi directs organisation of Sharjah Cultural Honouri ..

(Pakistan Point News - 23rd Mar, 2021) SHARJAH, 22nd March 2021 (WAM) - H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council...

Get Your Hands on The Saudi Digital Library For a Fraction!

A Dubai-based edutech start-up has launched a digital library for researchers in Saudi Arabia — the first subscription-based library for scholarly literature of its...

Aida arrives at new Dubai Cruise Terminal | News

Booking.com AIDAprima and AIDAvita have become the first cruise ships to dock at the new Dubai Cruise Terminal. The two vessels, operated...

PRESIDENT MACKY SALL RECEIVES PRESIDENT BIO IN SENEGAL

Sierra Leone’s President, His Excellency Dr. Julius Maada Bio was today March 19th, 2021 received by the President of Senegal- His Excellency Macky...

Nigeria suspends Emirates flights over COVID-19 tests

<!----> FILE PHOTO: Emirates Boeing 777 planes at Dubai International Airport ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria suspended the airline Emirates...

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