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Social-first publisher The News Movement grows commercial team

Social-first publisher The News Movement grows commercial team

[ad_1] Top Left: Sasha Byas. Top Right: Will Hamnett. Bottom Left: Alex Brandler. Bottom Right: Lotte Jones Internal promotions and senior hires have been announced at social-first publisher The News Movement will help strengthen commercial leadership. Launched in 2021 and aimed at younger consumers, The News Movement claims a community of 1.5 million across TNM, The Recount, and Capsule media brands, reaching 50 million people each month. Ex-editor-in-chief and co-founder, Kamal Ahmed previously summarised the platform as “a new way of thinking about how you provide news and useful information” for 18 to 25-year-olds or anyone who is “engaged by new forms of storytelling.” Ahmed left the business in last month and this followed the departure of joint founder William Lewis amid job cuts last year. There are four main parts of the business: The News Movement’s own journalism, partnerships helping other media organisations reach younger audiences under the “With TNM” umbrella, helping brands with their own storytelling so they can connect with the next generation of talent or consumers, and the data analytics business …

What Was Apple Thinking With Its New iPad Commercial?

What Was Apple Thinking With Its New iPad Commercial?

[ad_1] Here is a nonexhaustive list of objects Apple recently pulverized with a menacing hydraulic crusher: a trumpet, a piano, a turntable, a sculpted bust, lots and lots of paint, video-game controllers. These are all shown being demolished in the company’s new iPad commercial, a minute-long spot titled “Crush!” The items are arranged on a platform beneath a slowly descending enormous metal block, then trash-compactored out of existence in a violent symphony of crunching. Once the destruction is complete, the press lifts back up to reveal that the items have been replaced by a slender, shimmering iPad. The notion behind the commercial is fairly obvious. Apple wants to show you that the bulk of human ingenuity and history can be compressed into an iPad, and thereby wants you to believe that the device is a desirable entry point to both the consumption of culture and the creation of it. (The ad is for the latest “Pro” model of the iPad, the price of which starts at $999 and goes as high as $2,299, depending on …

Do you know the Commercial Landlord of the Year?

Do you know the Commercial Landlord of the Year?

[ad_1] The Thames Valley Property Awards are back, and with the nominations process in full swing we’re looking forward to hearing from the best-of-the-best in the region’s property sector.  As always, these awards will bring together all the top agents, developers, planners, consultants, property lawyers and dealmakers for an unmissable night of networking and awards. Nominations are open until the 31st of May, so there’s still time for you to get involved.  There are 15 coveted awards up for grabs at this year’s event, and one of our most established categories is the Commercial Landlord of the Year. Sponsored by IBB Law, this award will be presented to the landlord that has demonstrated the most innovative approaches to their challenges as well as to the challenges of their tenants within the qualifying period.  We recognise that Commercial landlords really have their work cut out in today’s climate, but the best of them are finding ways to attract new tenants, to offer new premises and to keep up the vibrancy of our highstreets and business parks.  …

US commercial milk supply safe despite discovery of bird flu virus fragments

US commercial milk supply safe despite discovery of bird flu virus fragments

[ad_1] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said this week that about one in five U.S. commercial milk samples from a nationwide survey contained traces of bird flu virus, but it maintained that the product remains safe to consume. The public health risk posed by the H5N1 bird flu pathogen is minimal, the World Health Organization said Friday, adding that countries should remain vigilant and work to reduce exposure. The FDA said late Thursday that additional testing was required to determine whether a live virus was still intact in the milk samples but added that there was currently no evidence that the milk posed a danger. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the FDA said that pasteurization used in production makes the milk safe for consumption, as it heats the milk to a specific temperature to kill harmful bacteria and viruses. Further, milk from sick cows gets diverted or destroyed in the pasteurization process. The FDA said in its latest update that “to date, the retail milk studies have shown no results that would change …

Norway just signed a contract for its first commercial offshore wind farm

Norway just signed a contract for its first commercial offshore wind farm

[ad_1] Norway has signed a contract with Ventyr Energi to develop Sørlige Nordsjø 2, its first commercial offshore wind farm. Norway’s energy minister, Terje Aasland, and wind consortium Ventyr Energi representatives signed the contract. Aasland said: This marks an important milestone in Norway’s commitment to renewable energy. I firmly believe that Sørlige Nordsjø II can be a catalyst to achieve our ambitions for the offshore wind industry in Norway. Ventyr Energi, a consortium formed by Parkwind and Ingka Investments, won Norway’s first auction to develop offshore wind in Sørlige Nordsjø 2 (Southern North Sea II) last month. The Norwegian government opened the application window for Norway’s first offshore wind auction in March 2023. It offered a capacity of 1.5 gigawatts (GW) at Sørlige Nordsjø II and 1.5 GW at Utsira Nord. In February, five groups qualified to participate in the auction: Aker Offshore Wind, BP, and Statkraft; Equinor and RWE; Norseman Wind, a subsidiary of EnBW; Shell, Lyse, and Eviny; and Ventyr. Norway’s aim is to achieve 30 GW of offshore wind power by 2040.  Read more: …

Trellis Climate aims to bridge the ‘commercial valley of death’ for climate tech

Trellis Climate aims to bridge the ‘commercial valley of death’ for climate tech

[ad_1] Let’s say you’re a founder who started a company that’s based on a breakthrough technology which can make hydrogen cheaper and faster than anyone else — so much faster and cheaper that you sailed through your first several rounds of fundraising, bringing in tens of millions of dollars to prove it works. And it does, even better than expected. Now all you have to do is build a commercial scale plant, the so-called first-of-a-kind facility. Some call it the “commercial valley of death,” and it’s the point at which many climate tech startups struggle. Because no one has undertaken a project like that before, the usual financiers tend to balk; there are too many unknowns. Climate nonprofit Prime Coalition is hoping to bridge the valley with a new program, Trellis Climate. Prime Coalition has long taken a different tack to climate finance compared to its for-profit brethren. It makes the usual venture-style investments in startups through its Prime Impact Fund and also helps philanthropists direct their money to climate-related projects that it deems high …

The great commercial takeover of low-Earth orbit

The great commercial takeover of low-Earth orbit

[ad_1] Other challenges include spaceflight-­associated neuro-ocular syndrome, which is a change in the structure and function of the eye, something researchers identified about 10 years ago. “We didn’t really see it with the shuttle, but as we started doing more and more station missions, we saw it,” Platts says. They have also identified small, structural changes in the brain but have yet to figure out what that means in the long term: “That’s a relatively new risk that we didn’t know about before the space station.” Overall, he says, the ability of the human body to regulate its function in space is “amazing.” His group is working on about 30 risks to humans posed by space exploration, which it classifies in a color-coding scheme. Green issues are well controlled. Yellow risks are of moderate concern, and red ones must be solved before missions are possible. “Right now, for low Earth orbit there are no red. Everything is yellow and green. We understand it pretty well and we can deal with it. But as we get …

This lamppost EV charger just went commercial in the US

This lamppost EV charger just went commercial in the US

[ad_1] Image: Voltpost EV charging company Voltpost‘s “first-of-a-kind” lamppost EV charger is now commercially available in major US metro areas. The New York and San Francisco-based company is developing and deploying EV charging projects in US cities like New York, Chicago, Detroit, and others this spring. Voltpost retrofits lampposts into a modular and upgradable Level 2 EV charging platform powered by a mobile app. The company says its platform provides EV drivers convenient and affordable charging while reducing installation costs, time, maintenance, and chargers’ footprint. Voltpost can install a lamppost charger inexpensively in one to two hours without construction, trenching, or extensive permitting processes. The ease of installation helps bring more EV charging to underserved communities and high-density areas. Last year, Voltpost participated in the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Studio program, a collaboration between the NYC DOT and Newlab. In its pilot, Voltpost installed chargers on lampposts at Newlab in Brooklyn and in a DOT parking lot. The chargers were installed in an hour, operated with a high uptime, and got positive feedback from EV …

Commercial Rooftops Are the Next Frontier for Energy Efficient Heat Pumps

Commercial Rooftops Are the Next Frontier for Energy Efficient Heat Pumps

[ad_1] Think your energy bills are high when winter is at its coldest or summer is at its hottest? The next time you’re walking through a big-box store, imagine how much it costs to maintain a comfortable temperature under those high ceilings. The commercial sector accounted for about 18% of the total energy consumed in the US in 2022, and by far the single largest energy use for commercial buildings is in space heating, at 32%, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. A key way to make heating less energy intensive and reduce fossil fuel emissions? Develop technologies that can heat large buildings more efficiently, like heat pumps. That’s the focus of an accelerator program announced Wednesday by the Department of Energy. DOE’s new Commercial Building Heat Pump Accelerator program is challenging manufacturers to build better rooftop heat pumps that can replace the less-efficient heating and cooling technology currently sitting atop warehouses and stores near you. It’s similar to a DOE challenge to make heat pumps work more efficiently in cold weather, …

Portsmouth’s Liquid Link hires head of commercial development

Portsmouth’s Liquid Link hires head of commercial development

[ad_1] Liquid Link, the financial division of Portsmouth-based Liquid Friday group, has appointed Bobbie Knight as its new Head of Commercial Development. Bobbie, who brings more than nine years’ experience to the role, will be charged with helping the recruitment finance firm expand its portfolio of recruitment companies it supports by improving cashflow solutions. Liquid Link was formed in 2019 to provide flexible and fast invoice finance to the UK’s recruitment industry. The company hopes this appointment will support its efforts to become the go-to finance solution for the sector. Visit Hampshire Biz News for bright, upbeat and positive business news from the county Bobbie said: “Liquid Link’s commitment to supporting the growth of recruitment companies resonates deeply with me, so I’m looking forward to working with a strong team to be innovative and support the growth of more businesses. “I am dedicated to propelling Liquid Link to new heights, ensuring we strengthen our position as the number one finance solution for the recruitment industry. “I am confident in our ability to be fiercely competitive and deliver …