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TPG Energy Supports Micah McClellan's Annual Life Celebration Event

Micah, with TPG Energy’s Head of Business Development Jeremiah Hagen and his wire Anastasia.

While mainstream society struggles to prioritize work, home and health – Micah lives without basic independence yet exudes daily appreciation for the support of his friends and family.

DENVER (PRWEB) January 18, 2020
Our world lives fast. Often, our daily thoughts serve personal ambitions without any graciousness given to the simple necessities we awoke with. Micah McClellan is reminded every day the fragility of life. In July 2011, Micah was struck by a drive-by bullet while playing basketball in the sunny afternoon of a Colorado summer. The stray bullet injured the C3 – C4 of his spinal cord leaving Micah paralyzed from the neck down. Henceforth, he requires 24-hour nursing attention. While mainstream society struggles to prioritize work, home and health – Micah lives without basic independence yet exudes daily appreciation for the support of his friends and family. Each year, Micah’s family hosts a Life Celebration event.
In 2019, a 5K potluck was held at Exposition Park; the site of the incident. TPG Energy donated $2,500 for Micah’s medical bills. Pictured is Jeremiah Hagen, Director of Business Development, and his wife Anastasia, whom is a childhood friend of Micah and uses her LPN designation to serve as caretaker whenever needed. The donation was the least TPG Energy can do for Micah – the support of the friends and family lifts his spirit to continue his fight.
To support Micah, please visit his GoFundMe page at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/never-let-go-foundation
TPG Energy looks forward to supporting Micah for many years to come. To learn more about TPG Energy, a mineral rights company, visit http://www.tpgenergy.com.

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CCA Global Partners supports Habitat for Humanity following 2020 Winter Convention

“We really believe in caring for the community and we’re proud to support Habitat for Humanity by giving back after each of our conventions,” said CCA Global co-Founder and co-CEO Howard Brodsky.

MANCHESTER, N.H. (PRWEB) January 17, 2020
CCA Global Partners furthered its commitment to building stronger communities by donating to Habitat for Humanity this past week following its 2020 Winter Convention.
The convention draws thousands of business partners from across North America and was held in Phoenix this year. It’s tailored to CCA Global’s flooring retail cooperatives, Carpet One Floor & Home, Flooring America & Flooring Canada, and The Floor Trader. The event features a large exhibition of this season’s trendiest floor coverings — including hardwood, tile, carpet, luxury vinyl, laminate and area rugs — as well as top kitchen and bath products.
Traditionally, CCA Global donates flooring and other household items that are showcased during the exhibit to a local Habitat for Humanity ReStore at the conclusion of each convention.
“We really believe in caring for the community and we’re proud to support Habitat for Humanity by giving back after each of our conventions,” said CCA Global co-Founder and co-CEO Howard Brodsky. “Lack of affordable housing is a widespread issue around the country and it’s been wonderful to make a difference in the areas we visit.”
CCA Global was able to donate two pallets of waterproof hardwood and luxury vinyl tile, two rolls of carpet and vinyl, a table, nightstand, loveseat, side chairs and a bed.
The Habitat ReStore will take these donations and make them available to the public for a fraction of their market price. This not only helps families accomplish their home projects, but also supports Habitat for Humanity’s goal of providing safe and affordable housing.
“We appreciate the opportunity to partner with leaders in our retail world to help fulfill our mission to provide decent, affordable housing,” said Sharyn Logue, who works as the procurement manager for central Arizona’s Habitat ReStore. “Our Habitat ReStores always welcome new product and are honored to accept such incredible donations to offer to our customers.”
CCA Global’s next convention will be held in Nashville in August of 2020 where the company plans to continue its semiannual custom of donating leading flooring items to the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The tradition has been in place since 2007, making this the fourteenth year CCA Global has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to support local community growth.
For more information on CCA Global Partners, visit http://www.ccaglobalpartners.com.
About CCA Global PartnersCCA Global Partners, Inc. is a privately held cooperative based in the United States with member businesses in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. For over a quarter of a century, CCA Global has partnered with entrepreneurial businesspeople to create a cooperative powerhouse unmatched in the marketplace. With 15 independent business brands and more than 2,800 locations, CCA Global Partners is well positioned to positively impact the success of independent businesses. For more information on CCA Global Partners, go to http://www.ccaglobal.com.

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Global PMI Partners Supports Merger of Nanometrics and Rudolph Technologies to Create Onto Innovation

Press Release – updated: Jan 14, 2020 08:00 CET

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Publicly traded Nanometrics Incorporated and Rudolph Technologies, Inc. engaged Global PMI Partners to provide the acquisition integration services of IMO Mobilization to establish Onto Innovation Inc. (NYSE: ONTO).
Onto Innovation, headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, is expected to be the fourth-largest semiconductor capital equipment supplier by revenue in the U.S. and a top 15 semiconductor equipment company by revenue worldwide, based on Gartner’s most recent semiconductor wafer fab equipment market share report, released in April 2019.
​Global PMI Partners deliverables included implementing IMO MobilizationSM, a proven approach to tightly manage M&A integration, leveraging internal team members to optimize integration synergy and to reduce transaction risk.
Mike Plisinski, CEO of Onto Innovation, stated, “We are very impressed with the clarity and efficiency that IMO Mobilization brought to our merger of equals. IMO Mobilization provides a strong foundation for acquisition integration governance, process, and tools as we consider future inorganic growth.”
Rich Rogoff led integration efforts internally at Onto Innovation and Stefan Hofmeyer led the engaged Global PMI Partners’ team.
About GPMIP
Global PMI Partners is an M&A integration consulting firm, specializing in post-merger integration, that helps mid-market companies around the world by delivering exceptional consistency, speed and customized execution on the complex operational, technical and cultural issues that are so critical to M&A success.
About Onto Innovation
Onto Innovation is a leader in process control, combining global scale with an expanded portfolio of leading-edge technologies that include: 3D metrology spanning chip features from nanometer scale transistors to large die interconnects; macro defect inspection of wafers and packages; metal interconnect composition; factory analytics; and lithography for advanced semiconductor packaging. Our breadth of offerings across the entire semiconductor value chain helps our customers solve their most difficult yield, device performance, quality, and reliability issues. Onto Innovation strives to optimize customers’ critical path of progress by making them smarter, faster and more efficient. Headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts, Onto Innovation supports customers with a worldwide sales and service organization. Additional information can be found at www.ontoinnovation.com.
Source: Global PMI Partners

Star Renewable Energy supports report calling for a Scottish Budget to be set up to combat the Climate Crisis

Champion of Renewables Dave Pearson of Star Renewable Energy

If the Scottish or any other government are serious about clean heat, they need to provide both a foundation of heat whereby customers are forced to decarbonise by changing from gas to heat pump supplied district heat.

GLASGOW, Scotland (PRWEB) January 09, 2020
The Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) issued a report today highlighting how much cash the Scottish government would need to invest each year to reach net-zero.
Dave Pearson, Director or Star Renewable Energy, has confirmed the company’s support for the Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) who have published a report today calling for the Scottish Government to announce a transformative Climate Emergency Scottish Budget that will support Scotland’s transition to net-zero emissions by 2045.
The report estimates the public spend required to fund the twelve immediate actions proposed by CERG and referred to in the government’s Programme for Government at around between £1.8 and £3.6bn of public and private investment on an annual basis. This equates to 1-2% of Scotland’s GDP to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2045.
The proposed figures provide an indication of the scale of public spending needed to kick-start projects, incentivise action, level the playing field, lever in private investment, and grow the low carbon market for jobs and manufacturing.
Highlights of CERG budget proposals for 2020/2021
1. Agriculture – A £100m Agricultural Transformation Fund for land use skills training, net-zero farm tool and business fund to purchase latest low carbon farming technologies
2. Green Growth Accelerator projects – Support innovative co-funding arrangements involving local authorities, Scottish Government and the private sector to finance the essential place-based, multi-stranded infrastructure projects that will enable Scotland’s transition to net-zero.
3. Zero emissions cities – funding to support Scotland’s city centres to be vehicle emission free by 2030 through investment in public transport, walking, cycling, and electric transport. This funding will create more liveable and healthy cities and will also support the same transition throughout Scotland.
4. Building retrofit – public investment to increase pace and scale of energy efficiency improvements to buildings, which offer the simplest and most cost-effective way to reduce emissions and reduce demand for heat.
5. Heat pump sector deal – funding to provide clear long-term market signals for the accelerated installation of heat pumps and complementary technologies to reduce heat demand and increase its flexibility, creating and sustaining manufacturing and installation businesses.
As Star’s Director, Mr Pearson has been working closely with CERG on the report. He is a prominent advocate for ‘clean heat’, having recently been named ‘Champion of Renewables’ at the Scottish Green Energy Awards last month for the work he has done in raising awareness of the critical need for positive change and low carbon heat pump technology to meet Scotland’s net zero carbon targets.
“It’s clear that as of today and the next decade or more, the only alternative to gas that is a proven scalable solution to bringing sufficient heat energy into cities is district heating”, Mr Pearson said in a statement today.
He added: “If the Scottish or any other government are serious about clean heat, they need to provide both a foundation of heat whereby customers are forced to decarbonise by changing from gas to heat pump supplied district heat. They also need to remove “self-made” barriers such as non-domestic rates that add 50% to the cost of clean heat systems versus existing gas or inequitable planning rules that make it easier to install a gas pipe than a hot water pipe.”
“The clean air legislation is a devolved power. Let’s use it to create Low Emission Zones for city centre buildings. If they can’t do these 3 simple things they should give up. However, if they can, billions of pounds of investment into the civil engineering required will arrive from pension funds and other utility investors primed and ready to support a shift from burning billions of pounds of imported gas to harnessing local wind energy to deliver clean heat.”
Mr Pearson recently called for the establishment of a Fairopoly in every UK city – an agreement that consumers will buy clean heat if it is provided to them at a fair price by the supplier. It aims to create a clean, citywide thermal network by adding heat pumps to river banks or barges which will produce hot water for district heating.
Star Renewable Energy was itself set up by parent company Star Refrigeration to recognise the growing interest in renewable energy and the drive to tackle climate change.
Along with Star, organisations including Scottish Power, Scottish Renewables, WWF Scotland, University of Edinburgh, and Energy Saving Trust, have all pledged to support the CERG’s work in enabling informed net zero policy development.
Dr Sam Gardner, Head of Sustainability and Climate Change, Scottish Power, said: “Transforming Scotland’s buildings from fossil fuels to renewable heat, delivered via electric heat pumps and heat networks powered by an expansion in renewable generation, needs to happen at scale across the next decade if we are to tackle the climate emergency. It is vital that public funding is available at the outset to help level the playing field compared to existing gas systems and help create the necessary scale to support innovation, drive cost reductions and expand the supply chain in Scotland.”
The Climate Emergency Response Group brings together leaders and influencers from across different sectors in Scotland, spanning private, public sector, third sector, delivery organisations and membership bodies. The group’s members welcome the First Minister’s commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland by 2045 and want to support the action required to achieve this.
For further information on CERG and report https://www.changeworks.org.uk/resources/cerg-funding-the-12-immediate-actions-for-scotlands-climate-emergency-response and or https://www.changeworks.org.uk/cerg
For further information on Star Renewable Energy, please visit http://www.neatpumps.com
For more information on Fairopoly, please visit https://www.fairopoly.com

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Aarki Supports First-Price Auction Alongside Second-Price Auction

Press Release – updated: Jan 8, 2020 06:17 PST

SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 8, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Aarki, a leading AI-enabled mobile marketing platform, today announces that it now supports first-price auctions alongside second-price auctions. While much of web-based programmatic supply transitioned to first-price auctions over two years ago, 2019 was the year when mobile in-app inventory moved to first-price. 
“As the mobile programmatic ecosystem transitions to first-price auctions, Aarki has developed bidding models to support both first- and second-price auction mechanics while achieving performance at scale for our clients,” said Nicol Cseko, VP of Product at Aarki. “We have seen first-hand that first-price auctions can help our publisher partners maximize the value of their inventory without lessening the performance of our advertiser’s marketing campaigns.”
Aarki has developed a proprietary first-price bid optimization strategy to help mobile performance advertisers transition to first-price auctions without overpaying in a first-price world. With first-price auctions often positioned as a benefit to publishers, the implication for advertisers was an expectation that they will pay more for each ad impression, impacting the effectiveness of their marketing budgets. Advertisers on Aarki’s mobile marketing platform saw a seamless transition to first-price auctions, with some first-price auctions outperforming second-price auctions to achieve a 24% higher return on investment (ROI). 
In Q4 2019, nearly 45% of all impressions transacted by Aarki were bought through first-price auctions across key exchange partners, with Google Ad Manager, Adcolony, and AppLovin leading the way in mobile in-app, first-price supply.
About AarkiAarki helps companies grow and re-engage their mobile users, using machine learning (AI), big data, and engaging creative. We strive to deliver performance at scale across different marketing objectives to meet the target return on investment. Our data offer deep insights into user intent and usage habits. To drive performance, we activate our data assets through proprietary machine learning algorithms and engage users in real-time with personalized creative. Aarki has been recognized by The American Business Awards, Red Herring 100, Internet Advertising Competition, Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500, The Drum Advertising Awards US, Horizon Interactive Awards, Effective Mobile Marketing Awards, and The Wires by Exchange Wire. For more information, please visit www.aarki.com or follow us on Twitter: @aarkimobile.

Source: Aarki

Year in Review: Tompkins County Area Development Supports Nearly $90M in Capital Investment for Ithaca Region

Economic development organization, TCAD, retains 159 jobs, creates 54 more; successes include Emmy’s Organics, Cornell Business & Technology Park, Arthaus & Dutch Harvest Farm(PRWeb December 10, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/year_in_review_tompkins_county_area_development_supports_nearly_90m_in_capital_investment_for_ithaca_region/prweb16779609.htm