Apparel Group and Clarks Join Forces to Expand Retail Reach in KSA

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Apparel Group, a global fashion and lifestyle conglomerate, proudly announces its strategic partnership with leading global footwear brand, Clarks. This alliance aims to expand Clarks' retail footprint across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with plans to inaugurate more than 20 stores over the next five years.

This partnership underscores Apparel Group's commitment to diversifying its retail portfolio while enhancing the shopping experience for customers across KSA. The expansion plan aligns with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, which fosters economic diversification and aims to stimulate sectors like retail to drive its economy.

Mr. Neeraj Teckchandani, CEO of Apparel Group, expressed his enthusiasm about the new venture. He said, “This strategic partnership with Clarks signifies a monumental step in our journey towards offering an unparalleled retail experience in the KSA. Clarks, with its rich heritage and reputation for quality, perfectly complements our diverse brand portfolio. We are excited to bring this iconic British brand closer to customers in the region.”

Clarks new stores will offer an extensive range of products, including their world–renowned Originals and an exclusive collection of comfort footwear. The expansion will enable Clarks to reach a larger audience and cater to the growing demand for high–quality footwear in the KSA and beyond.

About Apparel Group LLC

Apparel Group is a global fashion and lifestyle retail conglomerate residing at the crossroads of the modern economy "" Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Today, Apparel Group caters to thousands of eager shoppers through its 2025+ retail stores and 80+ brands on all platforms while employing over 20,000+ multicultural staff.

Apparel Group has carved its strong presence in the GCC and expanded thriving gateways to market in India, South Africa, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, and Egypt. Additionally, clear strategies are in place to enter emerging markets such as Hungary and Philippines.

Apparel Group has created an omni–channel experience, operating brands originating from the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The brands include leading names in fashion, footwear, and lifestyles such as Tommy Hilfiger, Charles & Keith, Skechers, Aldo, Nine West, Aeropostale, Jamie's Italian, Tim Hortons, Cold Stone Creamery, Inglot, and Rituals.

Apparel Group owes its amazing growth to the vision and guidance of its dynamic Founder and Chairwoman, Mrs. Sima Ganwani Ved, who has taken the company from strength to strength since its inception in the last two decades.


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Bitmanu Crypto Miners Emerge as Home Business Opportunity

NEW YORK, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bitmanu has steadily emerged as a preferred home business opportunity for many over the past year. This manufacturing company offers three highly efficient mining rigs capable of providing ROI within just a month. These high–power ASIC miners can be used even without any significant background in crypto.

While designing its miners, Bitmanu's foremost priority was to deliver industry–leading hash rates. Many noted industry veterans have already accepted that the hash power offered by Bitmanu's BM 1, BM 2, and BM Pro miners are unprecedented in the market. These hash rates allow Bitmanu users to quickly process transactions and earn rewards. Bitmanu also has its own private Bitstream, which means multiple coins can be mined using these rigs.

Unmatched Hash Power

Bitcoin 3900 TH/s 1220 TH/s 760 TH/s
Litecoin 400 GH/s 128 GH/s 80 GH/s
Dash 75 TH/s 25 TH/s 15 TH/s
Monero 32 MH/s 10 MH/s 6 MH/s

The high profitability of Bitmanu miners can be attributed to their high hash rates as well as energy efficiency. BM 1, BM 2, and BM Pro are viable as home business options because they can deliver top–notch mining performance with moderate power consumptions of just 650W, 850W, and 2200W respectively. The profit–making potential of these miners is miles ahead of any of their competitors.

Monthly Mining Profit

BM Pro BM 2 BM 1
Bitcoin $7000 $2400 $2000
Litecoin $9500 $3200 $3000
Dash $26,000 $9000 $5000
Monero $22,000 $6400 $3800

*Calculation was done based on the current market price and mining difficulty

The popularity of Bitmanu is by no means limited to seasoned crypto miners. Many casual mining enthusiasts have also benefited from this home business opportunity because Bitmanu miners are delivered pre–configured, and can be used just by plugging them into a power socket. Also, these rigs are suitable for home use because they can operate optimally without generating any considerable amount of noise or heat.

To find out more about Bitmanu, please visit

About Bitmanu: Bitmanu is a manufacturing company created, owned, and managed by a team of investors and noted crypto industry experts dedicated to bringing the benefits of the latest technological innovations to the public. The company offers a stunning range of crypto miners that offer superfast returns on investment and can be set up and used by all regardless of their experience and knowledge.

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Cohere Announces $270M Series C to Bring Generative AI to Enterprises

SAN FRANCISCO and TORONTO, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cohere, the leading AI platform for enterprise, today announced $270M in new capital as part of its Series C financing. Inovia Capital led the round, with additional participation from a diverse group of global institutional and strategic investors, including NVIDIA, Oracle, Salesforce Ventures, DTCP, Mirae Asset, Schroders Capital, SentinelOne, Thomvest Ventures, and returning investor Index Ventures. This group represents investors from the USA, Canada, Korea, the UK, and Germany, and includes some of the most respected technology companies in the world.

"AI will be the heart that powers the next decade of business success," said Aidan Gomez, CEO and co–founder, Cohere. "As the early excitement about generative AI shifts toward ways to accelerate businesses, companies are looking to Cohere to position them for success in a new era of technology. The next phase of AI products and services will revolutionize business, and we are ready to lead the way."

"We are at the beginning of a new era driven by accelerated computing and generative AI," said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. "The team at Cohere has made foundational contributions to generative AI. Their service will help enterprises around the world harness these capabilities to automate and accelerate."

AI Built for Enterprise
Cohere's AI platform is uniquely designed for enterprises, offering data–secure deployment options in companies' existing cloud environments, customization, and customer support. This includes an ecosystem of consulting and system integrator partners to help enterprises at any stage in their AI journey.

Cohere's enterprise AI suite is cloud–agnostic, offering the highest levels of flexibility and data privacy. The platform is built to be available on every cloud provider, deployed inside a customers' existing cloud environment, virtual private cloud (VPC), or even on–site, to meet companies where their data is. This empowers businesses to transform existing products and build the next era–defining generation of innovative solutions all while keeping their data secure.

"Our entire raison d'tre is to invest in great entrepreneurs who have great worldwide mission and ambitions," said Steve Woods, CTO and Partner, Inovia Capital. "Very few ideas can fundamentally change society and add more value to humankind. This is obviously one such opportunity and we are thrilled to partner with Cohere to be a part of it."

Today's news comes on the heels of Cohere's momentum in several areas: a recent announcement to collaborate with Salesforce Ventures to advance generative AI to realize business value; an engagement with LivePerson to supercharge customer experiences; and a host of additional demand and interest from the enterprise market. As Cohere continues to advance its industry–leading technology, Stanford's most recent language model evaluation has also ranked Cohere's Command model highly in accuracy over comparable models. Meanwhile, Cohere recently released the first–ever publicly available multilingual understanding model trained on authentic data from native speakers; it's equipped to read and understand over 100 of the world's most commonly spoken languages.

"Cohere has a rare combination of top–tier talent, the most innovative technology and is best positioned to seize the global enterprise market opportunity for Generative AI and LLMs," said Lance Matthews, Managing Director, DTCP. "Our unique fund structure and relationships allows us to gather a coalition of global institutional and strategic investors including Deutsche Telekom to accelerate Cohere's vision to bring this technology to enterprises worldwide.”

To learn more about Cohere and its growing team, visit

About Cohere
Cohere is the leading AI platform for enterprise. Its world–class AI is uniquely suited to the needs of business, unlocking unprecedented ease–of–use, accessibility, and data privacy. Cohere's platform is cloud–agnostic, accessible through API as a managed service, and can be deployed on virtual private cloud (VPC) or even on–site to meet companies where their data is, offering the highest levels of flexibility and control. Founded by Google Brain alumni and a co–author of the seminal Transformer research paper, Cohere is on a mission to transform enterprises and their products with AI that unlocks a more intuitive way to generate, search, and summarize information than ever before. The company is backed by group of global institutional and strategic investors including DTCP, Index Ventures, Inovia Capital, Mirae Asset, NVIDIA, Oracle, Radical Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Section 32, and Tiger Global, as well as several AI luminaries, including Geoffrey Hinton, Jeff Dean, Fei–Fei Li, Pieter Abbeel, and Raquel Urtasun.

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Duck Creek Technologies Rated a Luminary in Celent’s 2023 Insurer Stand-Alone Rating Engines North America and Global Reports

Boston, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of Property and Casualty (P&C) and general insurance, earns Luminary status in Celent's 2023 North America and global reports, Insurer Stand–Alone Rating Engines. Duck Creek's rating solutions have been recognized in the report's highest–ranking category for advanced technology and breadth of functionality.

This report provides an overview of Duck Creek Rating, which enables customers to rate 583,000 quotes per hour/per server of complex personal lines policies in a 100% horizontally scalable manner. In North America and across the globe, Duck Creek maintains an open platform and open ecosystem philosophy, offering over 100 pre–built and validated integration accelerators. This includes Duck Creek Rating Anywhere Integrations with Coherent, Akur8, AAIS, and Verisk. Celent's report profiles key stand–alone rating engines and provides an overview of their functionality and technology. The report equips P&C insurance carriers with the knowledge and insights to evaluate the market's best stand–alone rating engines for their business.

"Duck Creek is proud to continue to earn Celent's highest Luminary ranking in North America and globally for our rating solutions," said Jess Keeney, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. "We are continuously seeking ways to modernize our technology and create evergreen solutions that cultivate a better user experience for our customers. Deploying frequent, fully automated updates with configurability enables us to do this."

"Duck Creek was one of only two named Luminaries in the report, which is our highest designation," said Karlyn Carnahan, Head of Insurance for Celent. "Not only does the distinction celebrate the most advanced technology in the rating space, but it also recognizes the solutions with the most expansive functionality. Duck Creek's solution ranked high in both categories."

About Celent

Celent is a research and advisory firm dedicated to helping financial institutions formulate comprehensive business and technology strategies. Celent publishes reports identifying trends and best practices in financial services technology and conducts consulting engagements for financial institutions looking to use technology to enhance existing business processes or launch new business strategies. With a team of internationally experienced analysts, Celent is uniquely positioned to offer strategic advice and market insights on a global basis. Celent is a member of the Oliver Wyman Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh McLennan Companies. [NYSE: MMC]. For more information, visit Follow Celent on Twitter @Celent_Research.

About Duck Creek Technologies

Duck Creek Technologies is the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of the property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance industry. We are the platform upon which modern insurance systems are built, enabling the industry to capitalize on the power of the cloud to run agile, intelligent, and evergreen operations. Authenticity, purpose, and transparency are core to Duck Creek, and we believe insurance should be there for individuals and businesses when, where, and how they need it most. Our market–leading solutions are available on a standalone basis or as a full suite, and all are available via Duck Creek OnDemand. Visit to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information "" LinkedIn and Twitter.

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EB5 Capital Celebrates the Closing of Hutchinson Island (JF38)

WASHINGTON, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, EB5 Capital announced the closing of its $40 million preferred equity investment in Daniel Corporation's Hutchinson Island (JF38) apartment project, located in Savannah, Georgia.

EB5 Capital is making a $40 million preferred equity investment in Daniel Corporation's 288–unit, Class A multifamily property located across the Savannah River from Historic Downtown Savannah. The project is near the Convention Center and The Westin Harbor Golf Resort and will consist of six residential buildings that are four stories in height with 462 parking spaces. Hutchinson Island (JF38) is scheduled to break ground imminently, and the first units are expected to be delivered in early 2025.

"Savannah has seen significant job growth and capital investment in recent years, following the increased economic activity at the Port of Savannah," said Jonathan Mullen, EB5 Capital's Senior Vice President of Investments. "Additionally, Savannah has demonstrated strong multifamily market fundamentals, posting positive net absorption in 17 of the past 20 quarters along with significant annual rent growth."

Due to the escalating interest rates and the challenges confronting U.S. banks, many lenders have chosen to pull back and adopt stricter lending standards, leading to challenges for borrowers to fully capitalize development deals. "The preferred equity investment from EB5 Capital enabled us to significantly reduce the amount of common equity required and create a capital stack accretive to Daniel Corporation and our partners," said Carter Bryars, Daniel Corporation's Chief Operating Officer.

EB5 Capital provides preferred equity investments for ground–up development across the United States. The company has successfully raised approximately one billion dollars since inception and continues to seek investments in multifamily assets with sponsors that have a proven track record of success.

This is EB5 Capital's first partnership with Daniel Corporation, a reputable developer founded in 1964 and based in Birmingham, Alabama. Daniel has $1.2 billion in active project investments, primarily through development and management platforms, and has developed or managed over 20,000 multifamily units and over 20 million square feet of commercial and industrial space.

About EB5 Capital

EB5 Capital provides qualified foreign investors with opportunities to invest in job–creating commercial real estate projects under the United States Immigrant Investor Program (EB–5 Visa Program). As one of the oldest and most active Regional Center operators in the country, the firm has raised approximately one billion dollars of foreign capital across more than 30 EB–5 projects. Headquartered in Washington, DC, EB5 Capital's distinguished track record and leadership in the industry has attracted investors from over 70 countries. Please visit for more information.

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Growth in Patient and Medical Community Engagement in NASH Community Persists Despite Recent Regulatory Disappointment

Washington, D.C., June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today is International NASH Day, a time where healthcare experts and community members around the globe step up and raise awareness of the most common liver disease in the world "" nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) "" and it's more severe form, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).
Fatty liver disease is a condition in which excess fat builds up in the liver, which can lead to scarring and cirrhosis (permanent damage that impairs liver function). An estimated 25% of the global population, or about 2 billion people, are affected by NAFLD. 20% of those with NAFLD progress to NASH.
International NASH Day 2023 is endorsed by 30 medical specialty societies from around the world, and more than 50 global organizations, from research institutions to community organizations to medical centers and more, will be hosting events to inform and educate their communities.
"By releasing new, multilingual resources to help patients access NASH diagnostics and treatment, leading even more awareness and educational events worldwide, and continuing to foster opportunities for patients to step up and speak out, GLI and its partners are stepping up for those with or at risk of NASH this year," shared Donna R. Cryer, JD, President and CEO of Global Liver Institute. "We have been heartened through collaboration with the broader patient advocacy community on health technology assessment (HTA) and regulatory processes. Together we have made certain that the patient voice is the clear, powerful force that it ought to be."
While NASH can develop at any point in life, many of the factors that heighten an individual's risk of developing NASH are well–known, including overweight or obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Despite established risk factors, too often patients in high–risk groups are still not triaged, not screened, and not connected to the care they require. We are grateful that, just this year, several societies have updated their treatment guidelines for identifying and caring for NAFLD/NASH to reflect our best current understanding of the disease. We are grateful to the scientists who have expanded our understanding of "" and ability to control "" the disease. It is time for health systems to step up and invest effort in operationalizing these new guidelines.

We urge health system leaders to step up and examine the NASH patient pathway, identify where patients are lost, and bolster those processes.
We encourage primary care and endocrinology providers to step up and learn which of their patients are at heightened risk of NAFLD/NASH "" and to connect them to the screening they need.
We challenge the media to step up against the stigma and cover stories about NAFLD/NASH and liver health, especially when discussing obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other risk factors.
We implore regulators to step up for the livelihood of the millions of patients around the world whose lives are affected by NAFLD/NASH.

Clear, strong connections between primary care providers, specialists, and intervention support are all critical "" and within reach "" to help more patients find and stop the progression of NASH while they have the opportunity.
"It can be overwhelming how widespread the chronic, progressive disease of NAFLD and NASH has become. Those at risk should know they are supported and empowered to step up for a healthier liver," encouraged Jeff McIntyre, VP of Liver Health Programs at Global Liver Institute. "Ask your doctor for a screening if you have a risk factor "" and receive the treatment you need before the disease progresses. Individuals can make small changes with big impacts to support better liver health through better nutrition and incorporating more movement into their daily habits. Although fatty liver disease can progress, it can be controlled if caught early. Get screened now for a healthy liver."
It's time to #StepUpforNASH!

Join the Movement
Get tested! Check if you are at risk for NAFLD/NASH and make a note to talk to your primary care provider at your next appointment.
Support the #NASHday social media campaign using hashtags #NASHday #StepUpforNASH. Please direct any additional questions to

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About Global Liver Institute
Global Liver Institute (GLI) is a patient–driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in the EU and UK, founded in the belief that liver health must take its place on the global public health agenda commensurate with the prevalence and impact of liver disease and the importance of liver health to well–being. GLI promotes innovation, encourages collaboration, and supports the scaling of optimal approaches to improve research, care, and policy. By bringing together more than 200 community–based, national, and international organizations across its councils, campaigns, and events, GLI equips advocates to identify and solve the problems that matter to liver patients. Follow GLI on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. GLI is the global host of International NASH Day.
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Tech-facilitated gender-based violence is an international, human rights concern, finds new research

San José, Costa Rica, June 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A report released today by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) at the 12th RightsCon summit in Costa Rica reveals that almost 25% of people who experience online harm feel they are targeted due to their gender identity. It says the most prevalent, frequent and severe experiences of online harm occur among transgender and gender–diverse people.

The report, Supporting Safer Digital Spaces, analyzes data from the first statistically meaningful survey of women's and LGBTQ+ individuals' online experiences focused on the Global South. It covers 18,000 respondents of all genders in 18 countries.

Key findings include:

  • Nearly 60% of all respondents experienced some form of online harm "" almost 25% of them felt they were targeted because of their gender identity.
  • Almost one in three respondents (30%) who have experienced some form of online harm and who identified as transgender or gender–diverse reported severe impacts to their mental health, including their desire to live.
  • Almost 30% of women reported negative impacts to their mental health and 23% felt that they could no longer engage freely online after experiencing online harms.

Online harms, which are forms of technology–facilitated violence (TFV), can range from impersonation to doxing, from physical threats to the non–consensual distribution of intimate images and deliberate personal attacks on communications channels. Even after serious incidents of TFV, many people do not seek help "" the survey found that 40% of participants did not reach out to anyone after experiencing online harm.

"Due to increased sexism, homophobia, transphobia and violent threats online, many women and LGBTQ+ people are having to choose between facing the abuse that comes with being a woman or LGBTQ+ online or being silent. This abusive behaviour leads to real harms in both the digital and physical world and there are few supports available to people targeted by TFV," said CIGI Senior Fellow Suzie Dunn, lead author of the report, which details 87 recommendations to address technology–facilitated violence through educational campaigns, legal and policy resources, tools for support and non–governmental resources.

"Right to life and liberty and right to freedom of opinion and expression are basic human rights," said Anja Kovacs, an independent researcher and consultant on internet and data governance from a feminist perspective, who advised CIGI. "TFV steals these rights from women, LGBTQ+ people and equity–seeking groups. Governments, technology companies, civil society organizations, researchers, academics and think tanks must work together to eradicate TFV."

The 18 countries surveyed by global market research firm Ipsos, with funding from Canada's International Research Development Centre, are Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Jordan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States.

To read the report and access individual country results from the survey, please visit:–internet.

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مجموعة أباريل وكلاركس في تحالف استراتيجي مشترك لتوسيع نطاقهما الإقليمي في قطاع التجزئة في المملكة العربية السعودية

  • مجموعةأباريل علىوشك إطلاق أكثرمن 20 متجراًلكلاركس فيالمملكة العربيةالسعودية

يسرمجموعة أباريل،أكبر مشغل فيمجالات الأزياءوالاسلوب المعاصر،أن تعلن عن تحالفهاالاستراتيجيمع الشركة الرائدةفي مجال الأحذيةكلاركس، والهادفلتوسيع وجودعلامة كلاركسفي قطاع التجزئةفي المملكةالعربية السعوديةمع خطة استراتيجيةتشتمل افتتاحأكثر من 20متجراًفي غضون الخمسسنوات المقبلة.

هذاالتحالف يبرهنالتزام مجموعةأباريل في تنويعأنشطتها فيقطاع التجزئةبينما توفرتجربة تسوقمتميزة للعملاءفي المملكةالعربية السعودية.وتتوافقخطتها التوسعيةمع "رؤيةالسعودية 2030"الهادفةلدعم التنوعالاقتصاديلتمكين دورقطاع التجزئةالمحوري في دفععجلة الاقتصادفي البلاد .

وعبرنيراج تيكشينداني،الرئيس التنفيذيلمجموعة أباريل،عن حماسه الشديدلهذه الشراكةبقوله "يمثلهذا التحالفالاستراتيجيخطوة مهمة فيسعينا لتوفيرتجربة تسوق غيرمسبوقة في المملكةالعربية السعودية،حيث أن علامةكلاركس بإرثهاوسمعتها الطيبةفي توفير المنتجاتعالية الجودة،ستشكل إضافةهامة إلى علاماتناالتجارية.لذايسعدنا توفيرهذه العلامةالتجارية البريطانيةلعملائنا فيالمنطقة."

وستوفرمتاجر كلاركسالجديدة فيالمنطقة خياراتواسعة من الأحذيةبما فيها أشهرتصاميمها الأصليةوتشكيلة منالأحذية المريحةالحصرية.وتوسعهاالقادم سيساهمفي وصولها إلىشريحة أكبر منالمتسوقينومجاراة الطلبالمتصاعد علىالأحذية عاليةالجودة في السعوديةوماحولها.

لمحةعن مجموعة أباريل

تقفمجموعة أباريل،الرائدة عالمياًفي مجال توزيعوبيع الأزياءوالإكسسواراتوأنماط الحياةالمتنوعة، علىمفترق طرق الاقتصادالحديث في مدينةدبي، بدولةالإمارات العربيةالمتحدة.واليوم،أضحت المجموعةقادرة على تلبيةاحتياجات آلافالمتسوقين عبرأكثر من 2,025متجراًوأكثر من 80علامةتجارية وبتعيين20,000موظفمن مختلف الثقافات.

حققتالمجموعة حضوراًقوياً وراسخاًفي دول مجلسالتعاون الخليجيكما أنها نجحتفي توسيع مجالاتتسويقها فيالهند وجنوبأفريقيا وسنغافورةواندونيسياوتايلند وماليزياوالباكستانومصر.وإضافةإلى ذلك، وضعتالمجموعة استراتيجياتواضحة للدخولإلى العديد منالأسواق الناشئةمثل هنغارياوالفليبين.

تديرمجموعة أباريلالعديد من العلاماتالتجارية العالميةالشهيرة، التيانطلقت من الولاياتالمتحدة الأمريكيةوكندا وأوروباوأسترالياوآسيا، وتضمالكثير من الأسماءالرائدة فيعالم الأزياء،الأحذية ونمطالحياة علىغرار تومي هيلفيغر،تشارلز آندكيث، سكتشرز،ألدو، ناينوست، إروبوستال،وغيرها من الأسماءبالإضافة لعلاماتتجارية رئيسيةمثل تيم هورتنز،جيميز اتاليان،كولدستون كريمري،إنجلوت، ريتوالزوذلك على سبيلالمثال لا الحصر.

يذكربأن الفضل فينجاحات مجموعةأباريل ونموهاالمذهل يعودلرؤية وتوجيهاتمؤسستها ورئيسةمجلس الإدارةسيما جنوانيفيد، التي انطلقتبالشركة منالقوة إلى الأقوىمنذ نشأتهاوعلى امتدادعقدين من الزمن.

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We Need to Talk About Deep Blue Carbon

Researchers have been driving collaboration, funding, and state-of-the-art research into the earth’s largest carbon sink – located in the high seas. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS

Researchers have been driving collaboration, funding, and state-of-the-art research into the earth’s largest carbon sink – located in the high seas. Credit: Alison Kentish/IPS

By Alison Kentish
NEW YORK, Jun 8 2023 – Almost half of the world’s population lives in coastal zones. For islands in the Pacific and Caribbean islands such as Dominica, where up to 90 percent of the population lives on the coast, the ocean is fundamental to lives and livelihoods. From fisheries to tourism and shipping, this essential body which covers over 70 percent of the planet, is a lifeline.

But the ocean’s life-saving potential extends much further. The ocean regulates our climate and is critical to mitigating climate change. Researchers have long lamented that major international agreements have failed to adequately recognize the resource that produces half of the earth’s oxygen and whose power includes absorbing 90 percent of excess heat from greenhouse gas emissions.

And while its ability to capture and store carbon has been receiving increased attention as the world commits to keeping global warming below 1.5C, researchers say that coverage of that ability has concentrated on coastal ecosystems like mangroves, seagrass, and salt marshes. This is known as coastal blue carbon.

Protecting and conserving coastal blue carbon ecosystems is very important because of the many co-benefits they provide to biodiversity, water quality, and coastal erosion, and they store substantial amounts of legacy carbon in the sediments below.

Researchers welcome the exposure to topics on ocean solutions to climate change but say the conversation – along with data, investment, and public education – must extend much further than coastal blue carbon. Scientists at Dalhousie University have been driving collaboration, funding, and state-of-the-art research into the earth’s largest carbon sink – located in the high seas.

“It’s easy to imagine the ocean as what we can see standing on the edge of the shore as we look out, or to think about fisheries or seaweed that washes up on the beach – our economic and recreation spaces,” says Mike Smit, a professor in the Faculty of Management and the Deputy Scientific Director of the university’s Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI).

“Beyond that, what you might call the deep ocean, is less studied. It’s harder to get to, it’s not obviously within any national jurisdiction, and it’s expensive. The Institute is really interested in this part of the ocean. How carbon gets from the surface, and from coastal regions, to deep, long-term storage is an essential process that we need to better understand. We know that this deep storage is over 90 percent of the total carbon stored in the ocean, so the deep ocean is critical to the work that the ocean is doing to protect us from a rapidly changing climate.”

OFI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr Anya Waite, says the phrase ‘deep blue carbon’ needs to be a household one – and soon. She says the omission of earth’s largest repository of carbon from climate solutions has resulted in the issue becoming “really urgent.”

“If the ocean starts to release the carbon that it’s stored for millennia, it will swamp anything we do on land. It’s absolutely critical that we get to this as soon as possible because, in a way, it’s been left behind.”

Researchers at the Institute have been studying deep blue carbon and bringing researchers together to spur ocean carbon research, interest, investment, and policy.

Through the Transforming Climate Action research program, the Institute is putting the ocean at the forefront of efforts to combat climate change.

“The ocean needs to be in much better focus overall. We are so used to thinking of the ocean as a victim of sorts. There is ocean acidification, biodiversity loss, and pollution, but in fact, the ocean is the main climate actor. It’s time to change that narrative, to understand that the ocean is doing critically important work for us, and we need to understand that work better in order to maintain the function that the ocean provides,” says Waite.

A lot of emphasis has been placed on coastal blue carbon – mangroves, seagrass, and salt marshes, but now the Ocean Frontier Institute intends to ensure deep blue carbon becomes part of the climate change conversation. Credit: Beau Pilgrim/Climate Visuals

A lot of emphasis has been placed on coastal blue carbon – mangroves, seagrass, and salt marshes, but now the Ocean Frontier Institute intends to ensure deep blue carbon becomes part of the climate change conversation. Credit: Beau Pilgrim/Climate Visuals

Most Important, Yet Least Understood

The OFI is harnessing its ocean and marine ecosystems research to find strategic, safe, and sustainable means of slowing climate change, but time is not on the world’s side to achieve the “deep, rapid and sustained greenhouse gas emissions reductions” that the latest Synthesis Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states is needed to limit warming to 1.5C.

“We know that the ocean is changing, and how it absorbs carbon might change,” says Smit. “There are just too many open questions, too high uncertainty, and too little understanding of what will enhance natural ocean processes and what will impair their abilities to continue to work.”

According to Waite, the ocean’s storage capacity makes it a better place to remove carbon from the atmosphere than land options. In fact, it pulls out more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than all the earth’s rainforests combined. She concedes, however, that the ocean is more complex physically, making carbon capture and ensuring the durability of sinks more difficult.

“We really need to understand the full scope of the ocean’s carbon-absorbing function and bring that into conversation with policymakers, nations, the finance community, and insurance. There are all sorts of impacts when the heat and carbon budget of the ocean are not well observed. Then we don’t have a good prediction system for cyclones, heat waves, and other important phenomena that insurance companies, governments, and the military all need to understand to keep us safe. There are really strong societal reasons for us to do this work.”

The Economics

The OFI’s innovation and research are meant to inform policy and industry. The commercial side of deep blue carbon will be critical to converting ground-breaking research into in-use technology among climate mitigation companies.

Eric Siegel is the Institute’s Chief Innovation Officer. With a background in oceanography, he has spent the last 20 years at the interface of ocean science, technical innovation, and global business.

“We are trying to work more with industry to bring some of the innovations that our researchers are developing to support innovation in companies, but also trying to bring some of those companies into the research realm to help support our work at the Ocean Frontier Institute,” he told IPS.

“For example, carbon removal companies will need to monetize carbon credits as they will have to sequester the carbon. That takes innovation and investment. It’s a great example of companies that do well and generates revenue by doing good, which is mitigating climate. It’s also sort of a reverse of how, over the last couple of decades, companies have donated charitably because they have generally been successful in extractive technologies or non-environmentally friendly technologies. It’s a nice change from the old model.”

Siegel says presently, there just aren’t enough blue carbon credits that can be monetized.

“There are almost zero validated and durable carbon credits that are being created and are able to be sold now. Many people want to buy them, so there is a huge marketplace, but because the technology is so new and there are some policy, monitoring, reporting, and verification limits in place, there are not enough of them.”

Some companies have started buying advanced market credits – investing now in the few blue carbon credit projects available globally for returns in the next five to 20 years.

“I think that this is our decade to do the science, do the technical innovation, and set up the marketplaces so that at the end of this decade, we will be ready – all the companies will be ready to start actively safely removing carbon and therefore generating carbon credits to make a difference and to sell them into the market.”

The pressing need for solutions to the climate crisis means that work has to be carried out simultaneously at every link in the deep blue carbon chain.

“We don’t have the luxury of saying, okay, we have the science right now; let’s work on the technology. Okay, the technology is right; let’s work on the marketplace. The marketplace is right; now, let’s work on the investment. Okay, all that’s ready; let’s work on the policy. We have to do them all at the same time – safely and responsibly – but starting now. And that’s how we are trying to position Ocean Frontier Institute – different people leading on different initiatives to make it happen in parallel.”

A floating flipped iceberg in the Weddell Sea, off Argentina, with a block of green sea ice now showing above the water, joined to the whiter land ice. This picture was taken from the British research vessel RRS Discovery on a research cruise in the Southern Ocean in the Weddell Sea. The Ocean Frontier Institute says the ocean is the main climate actor and needs this acknowledgment. Credit: David Menzel/Climate Visuals

A floating flipped iceberg in the Weddell Sea, off Argentina, with a block of green sea ice now showing above the water, joined to the whiter land ice. This picture was taken from the British research vessel RRS Discovery on a research cruise in the Southern Ocean in the Weddell Sea. The Ocean Frontier Institute says the ocean is the main climate actor and needs this acknowledgment. Credit: David Menzel/Climate Visuals

Global Collaborationand the Future

The Ocean Frontier Institute is working closely with the Global Ocean Observing System. With Waite as Co-Chair, the system underscores that oceans are continuous. No one country understands or controls the ocean. It is based on the premise that collaboration between nations, researchers, and intergovernmental organizations is key to maximizing the ocean’s role in fighting climate change.

“Every nation that observes is welcome to join this network, and we then deliver recommendations to nation-states and the United Nations,” says Waite.

“The technical systems that observe the ocean are becoming fragile because nations have other things to put their money into. So, we need to get nations to step in and start to boost the level of the observing system to the point where we can understand ocean dynamics properly. This is in real contrast, for example, to our weather observation systems that are very sustained and have a mandate from the World Meteorological Organization that they must be sustained to a certain level.”

For OFI’s Deputy Director, data sharing will be critical to the collaboration’s success.

“The data that we collect from these observations can’t stop at the desks of scientists. We have to get them out of the lab and into the world so that people have some understanding of what is happening out there. It’s critically important, it’s also really cool, and we need to understand it better,” says Mike Smit.

The Institute’s Chief Innovation Officer wants the world to know that deep blue carbon is positioned for take-offs.

According to Siegel, “We need to start realizing that the ocean and the deep blue carbon is actually the big, big opportunity here.”

And as for residents of the Pacific Islands intrinsically linked to the ocean by proximity, tradition, or industry, Waite says their voices are needed for this urgent talk on deep blue carbon.

“Pacific island nations are uniquely vulnerable to climate change. Their economic zone, extending up from their land, is a critical resource that they can use to absorb carbon to maintain their biodiversity. Pacific island nations have a special role to play in this conversation that’s quite different from those who live on big continental nations.”

Deep blue carbon might not be a household term just yet, but the world needs to talk about it. Dalhousie University, through its Ocean Frontier Institute’s research and partnerships, is ensuring that conversation is heard across the globe.

IPS UN Bureau Report


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Les mineurs de crypto-monnaie les plus rentables sont désormais déployés dans le monde entier

NEW YORK, 08 juin 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Les amateurs de minage de crypto–monnaies du monde entier peuvent dsormais avoir accs chez eux aux mineurs les plus rentables. Bitmanu vient de lancer le dploiement dans le monde entier de ses mineurs BM 1, BM 2 et BM Pro. Malgr une dure de vie relativement courte, ces mineurs au circuit ASIC ont dj fait parler d'eux en raison de leur excellente rentabilit.

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Taux de hachage des mineurs Bitmanu

BM Pro BM 2 BM 1
Bitcoin 3 900 TH/s 1 220 TH/s 760 TH/s
Litecoin 400 GH/s 128 GH/s 80 GH/s
Dash 75 TH/s 25 TH/s 15 TH/s
Monero 32 MH/s 10 MH/s 6 MH/s

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Profits mensuels du minage

BM Pro BM 2 BM 1
Bitcoin 7 000 $ 2 400 $ 2 000 $
Litecoin 9 500 $ 3 200 $ 3 000 $
Dash 26 000 $ 9 000 $ 5 000 $
Monero 21 000 $ 6 400 $ 3 800 $

*Le calcul est effectu sur la base du prix actuel du march et de la difficult de minage.

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