Nationwide Marketing Group Launches Dedicated Performance Groups for Servicing Dealers

Peer groups provide networking support and exclusive training opportunities to members who service appliances

Although Linley Dew grew up in the appliance sales and service business, he still wondered sometimes, as a second-generation co-owner, how his store was performing compared to others of a similar size. Especially when it came to service.

“Before I was in any kind of networking group, I felt like I was on an island for my business,” recalls Dew, whose parents founded the family-owned appliance and HVAC business Dew’s in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., in 1947. “There was no one I could talk to. But once I started reaching out to other independent retailers, I found a network that I could share things with, and I didn’t feel so alone. They kept me from going down rabbit holes and helped me stay on the right track to make

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Core Development Group Launches Zero-Cost PPA, 10 Years Free Energy Offer

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Core Development Group, a leading solar energy developer, announced today that is officially offering a Zero-Cost PPA with 10 years of free energy for companies and non-profit entities in New Jersey and Washington D.C.

The Zero-Cost PPA  is a No Up-Front and No-Cost-Energy offer for non-profits and commercial/industrial electric consumers in N.J. and Washington D.C. Core Development will assess your site for feasibility, and in 90% or more cases, they will offer a design-build-own-operate contract with building owners for 10 years of free energy. This means the energy portion of a participating customer’s bill will be significantly decreased for ten years, while the customer still pays the utility each month for other delivery and service charges. 

“We are extremely proud and humbled to be able to provide 10 years of free energy with our new Zero-Cost PPA offer, especially as companies and

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IMS Launches Telematics App Development Framework

Boston, Massachusetts and Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IMS (Insurance & Mobility Solutions), one of the world’s top three providers of connected car data solutions to insurers, mobility operators and governments, is pleased to announce the immediate launch of One App, a development framework that enables the rapid creation of scalable, configurable telematics apps that promote higher levels of user engagement than those in market today. 

Via One App, IMS offers customers across insurance and mobility full control over the configuration of customer-facing apps, and not just at branding or user interface (UI) design level. Applicable for app-as-a-sensor and feedback-only deployments, One App allows program-level customization for core functionality and feature sets and enables dynamic displays of content and messaging according to individual customer journeys. For example, at the outset users can be guided with personalized onboarding and set-up content, which then gives way to behavioral

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AIICT launches new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

A new Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) has been established by the Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT) to provide students with some of the “most in-demand ICT skills”, such as networking and cyber security, who are looking to enter the ICT industry.

According to AIICT – a start-up launched in 2019 by cybersecurity training provider DDLS – in light of critical ICT and cybersecurity skills shortages in Australia “which have skyrocketed even further as a result of remote working”, it has designed the course specifically for individuals who aspire to work in entry-level ICT administrator or technician roles.

“Uniquely, the 100% online course allows students to study at their own pace, and start whenever they are ready. If Australia is going to fix its skills shortages and encourage more professionals into the field, it is crucial that people have access to flexible, quality online training programs, which they can

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Apollo Fintech Launches Stratus.co as World’s Most Expansive Unbiased Social Ecosystem

11/29/2020, Pretoria, South Africa // KISSPR //

Stratus.co offers users freedom of speech, unparalleled social options and true data protection.

Technology company  Apollo Fintech  is launching Stratus ( Stratus.co ), the world’s most expansive unbiased social ecosystem on November 27th. Stratus provides a  censorship-resistant  platform, combines  comprehensive features  of top social sites, and protects user info by never selling or distributing personal data.

Stratus was born out of an intense determination to completely eliminate reliance on big tech and solve the biggest issues with mainstream platforms, such as censorship, data tracking and misuse, biased fact checking, security vulnerabilities and many more. Stratus now offers unprecedented security, freedom and convenience.

Stratus is different than other platforms for 5 reasons:

1. Convenience

Stratus has been working over 6 years to create the largest social ecosystem on Earth and offers the functionality of the two largest social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook. Over

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UNDP Accelerator Lab India launches ‘GRID’ to foster development

New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) The India chapter of the Accelerator Labs, an initiative by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on Friday launched a Grassroot Innovation Database (GRID) to foster inclusive development.

It contains 1,500 solutions, ranging from simple to complex in design, which can be implemented at the community level.

These innovative solutions have been developed by grass root communities, individuals, start-ups, students and other innovators from various states across India.

The database caters to various sectors which include livelihood, natural resource management, agriculture, agro-biodiversity, pest management, water management, farm machinery, biodiversity conservation, augmentation, inclusive growth, waste management and circular economy, among others.

“Development in the current context needs to shift from quantitative to qualitative. The vulnerable section of the society needs to be provided with quality education, food, health facilities and an environment which has equal opportunities for all,” Professor K. VijayRaghavan, who is the government’s Principal

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International coalition of activists launches protest against Amazon

An international group of climate activists and Amazon warehouse workers have launched an online campaign called “Make Amazon Pay,” calling on the tech giant to provide better working conditions for its employees and to reduce its expanding carbon footprint. The protests come just as the New York Times reports that the Seattle-based company has been on a hiring spree this year, expanding its global workforce.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion dollar corporation, with CEO Jeff Bezos becoming the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth,” the campaign states on its website. “Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives as essential workers, and faced threats and intimidation if they spoke out for their rights to a fair wage.”

Launched on Black Friday, the campaign provides a list of demands for Amazon, which include raising pay

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Dezeen x Miami Design Talks launches with live interview featuring Craig Robins

Miami Design District founder and CEO Craig Robins will speak to Dezeen about developing creative communities in an exclusive live interview to kick off our Dezeen x Miami Design Talks collaboration. Watch here from 3pm GMT.



an aerial view of a city: Miami Design District Moore Building


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Miami Design District Moore Building

Hosted by Dezeen’s editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs, the interview is the first instalment in a series of conversations broadcast on Dezeen as part of Design Miami 2020.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s Design Miami festival will feature a programme of digital events taking place alongside physical exhibitions and activities located within Miami Design District.



an aerial view of a city: The Moore Building in Miami Design District


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The Moore Building in Miami Design District

In 2000, Robins and his partner L Catterton began acquiring buildings in the then-neglected neighbourhood. The Miami Design District has since been developed into a shopping destination and hub for architecture and the arts.

In 2005, Design Miami launched

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Logmore Launches First Logistics Monitor Designed for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

HELSINKI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 25, 2020–

Supply chain analytics solution provider Logmore has announced the launch of its latest product. Logmore Dry Ice, a high-spec version of Logmore’s original data recorder, has been adapted for cold and sub-zero conditions. The solution is designed for sensitive shipments, such as the COVID-19 vaccine the moment it becomes available.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201125005841/en/

COVID 19 Logistics Monitor by Logmore (Photo: Logmore)

COVID 19 Logistics Monitor by Logmore (Photo: Logmore)

Since its founding in 2017, Logmore has disrupted logistics monitoring with its use of loggers that sync with the cloud using dynamic QR codes, allowing anyone with a smartphone to update secure systems with the latest conditions and locations of shipments.

Logmore Dry Ice redefines monitoring of cold chain shipments from standard fridge temperatures (2-8°C) all the way down to deep freeze levels of -100°C. This makes it ideal for transporting the COVID-19 vaccines, which require deep

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France launches Big Tech digital services tax despite Trump threats

  • France has notified US Big Tech companies, including Facebook and Amazon, that it is levying its new 3% digital services tax for this year.
  • France put collecting the money on hold in January, after the tax sparked a tariff war with President Donald Trump’s administration.
  • The tax is aimed at large tech companies operating in France.
  • The Trump administration in July threatened to place tariffs on handbags and makeup if France followed through with the tax.

France has demanded US tech giants pay its new 3% digital services tax, in a re-escalation of a trade war with the White House that was put on hold in January.

The Financial Times reported Wednesday that tech companies including Facebook and Amazon had been told by French authorities over the past few days that they need to pay the tax for 2020. The FT cited company executives, advisors, and French officials.

A finance

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