Motorola Solutions Sharpens Focus on Safety and Security

Company building safety and security ecosystem to connect public safety agencies and enterprises to help protect people, property and places

NEW YORK, USA – EQS Newswire – 16 November 2023 – Motorola Solutions (www.MotorolaSolutions.com) proudly rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange, celebrating its continued, purposeful transformation centered on safety and security. Yesterday, the company announced its new brand narrative, ‘Solving for safer,’ which highlights its sharpened focus on solving for safer communities, safer schools and safer businesses. 

“From our storied history, today we bridge to an even stronger future. Everyone is entitled to feel safe in their community, school and workplace, but that often isn’t the reality,” said Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions. “How Motorola Solutions is helping keep people, property and places safe is far more comprehensive than ever. While we recognize technology is not the only way to a safer future, it does play a vital role, and it’s our purpose to make that technology the best it can be.”

Motorola Solutions, traditionally known for public safety communications, has invested about $12B in organic R&D and acquisitions over the past nine years to create a robust technology portfolio spanning mission-critical communications, video security & access control and command center solutions powered by artificial intelligence. These solutions enable more powerful collaboration between public safety agencies and enterprises, connecting those in need with those who can help. For example, a school teacher can press a panic button on a phone during an emergency which can automatically notify law enforcement, trigger a lockdown, share live video feeds with first responders and send mass notifications. 

Motorola Solutions’ transformation focusing on public safety and enterprise security has led to a sizable increase in its total addressable market which is expected to be $66 billion next year. In addition, its growth in video security, access control, command center and services is significant and now accounts for approximately 50% of company revenue.  To learn more about Motorola Solutions’ safety and security ecosystem, please visit: https://apo-opa.co/3sDpg6x

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Media contact:
Elvan Lindberg
Motorola Solutions
Mobiltelefon: +46 707 448893
E-post: elvan.lindberg@motorolasolutions.com

About Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is solving for safer. We build and connect technologies to help protect people, property and places. Our solutions enable the collaboration between public safety agencies and enterprises that’s critical for a proactive approach to safety and security. Learn more about how we’re solving for safer communities, safer schools, safer hospitals, safer businesses – safer everywhere – at www.MotorolaSolutions.com.

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Duck Creek Pioneers the Next Era of Cloud-Based Technology for P&C Insurers Through Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service

Incorporating Azure OpenAI Service and using Duck Creek’s low-code platform empowers insurers to modernize responsibly

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Duck Creek Technologies, the intelligent solutions provider defining the future of property and casualty (P&C) and general insurance, announces a breakthrough initiative in collaboration with Microsoft. This collaboration is poised to empower insurers to reimagine their businesses by facilitating smoother implementation processes and faster speed to market through the aid of generative artificial intelligence (AI)—a transformative technology that enables the creation of innovative applications and low-code solutions.

Duck Creek’s comprehensive platform is built on Microsoft Azure, the preferred technology for harnessing the power of Azure OpenAI Service, as large language models (LLMs) continue to redefine and shape the technology landscape. This represents a significant leap forward in the insurance sector, fostering innovation and efficiency that promises to influence how insurers conduct their business and engage with customers. By merging Duck Creek’s expertise in insurance solutions with the cutting-edge capabilities of Microsoft, this collaboration aims to create a brighter and more agile future for the entire insurance industry.

“Generative AI is a truly transformative technology, and our valued customers will benefit immensely from its powerful capabilities as we continue to drive the modernization of the insurance industry. Our objective is to empower insurers to innovate products faster and assist employees with AI tools,” said Mike Jackowski, Chief Executive Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “This marks the next chapter in the evolution of our longstanding partnership, where we are pioneering in the space by uniting the exceptional talent of Microsoft and Duck Creek to develop cutting-edge technology solutions for the P&C and general insurance industries. In doing so, we are committed to spearheading the insurance industry’s embrace of generative AI and solving the innovation challenges insurers face—all while upholding the highest standards of regulatory compliance and ethical responsibility.”

Duck Creek is harnessing this emerging technology to curate innovative solutions for insurers, helping them embrace the future of technology with:

  • Copilot solutions powered by near-real-time data, which empowers insurers to make informed decisions and respond to changing market conditions swiftly and effectively.
  • Enhanced productivity tools that improve efficiency and productivity throughout the insurance ecosystem, designed to benefit consumers, agents, underwriters, and claim adjusters.
  • The next era of low-code configurator tools that simplify the development and adoption of insurance products, enabling insurers to expedite their time-to-market for both new and ongoing configurations.

“Duck Creek will continue advancing how it brings responsible AI to the insurance industry and enables a rapid business transformation toward humanized experiences,” said Jess Keeney, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Duck Creek Technologies. “We are consistently assessing how our solutions can more seamlessly integrate into our customers’ operational landscapes, and we are dedicated to delivering meaningful outcomes and addressing significant business challenges. Both Duck Creek and Microsoft share a common dedication to enhancing the customer journey across the entire insurance lifecycle. This marks a significant evolution in how underwriters leverage consumer data and conduct risk analysis, the efficiency of claims handling, fraud detection, and the industry’s ability to meet customer needs and adapt to feedback promptly.”

“Innovative insurers want to move quickly to use the power of generative AI to drive demonstrable business value,” said Bill Borden, CVP for Worldwide Financial Services at Microsoft. “We’re excited to deepen our collaboration with Duck Creek to deliver new generative AI-powered capabilities to help our joint insurance customers drive marked improvements in employee productivity, reinvent customer engagement, and bend the curve on innovation – both securely and responsibly.”

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 www.duckcreek.com to learn more. Follow Duck Creek on our social channels for the latest information – LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Pacific Green Acquires Five Battery Energy Storage Developments in Italy Totaling 500MW / 2,800MWh

Dover, DE, Nov. 16, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Pacific Green Battery Energy Park (Italia) Srl, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific Green Technologies, Inc. (the “Company” or “Pacific Green”, (OTCQB: PGTK)) announces that it has acquired 51% of the shares in five Italian projects (the “Projects”) from Sphera Energy Srl. The remaining 49% of the shares of each Project will be acquired on achievement of certain development milestones.

The first 100MW battery energy storage system (“BESS”) project in Campania has been submitted to The Ministry of Environment and Energy Security for permitting and the remaining four will be finalized in the coming months. Final permitting for all five projects is anticipated in Q4 2024, with design and construction to be managed by Pacific Green. The projects will begin their 35 year operating life in late 2025.

Mahael Fedele, Sphera Energy’s Partner & CEO, said: “Following our launch 12 months ago as one of Italy’s first fully dedicated battery storage development platforms, we are thrilled to enter into this partnership with Pacific Green to deliver high quality projects in the rapidly growing Italian energy storage market”

Scott Poulter, Pacific Green’s Chief Executive, added: “Building upon our success with the development and sale of Pacific Green’s 100MWh Richborough Energy Park and the development of the 375MWh Sheaf Energy in the UK, Italy represents the next step in Pacific Green’s European expansion into other markets where battery assets will be key in enabling National and EU Net-Zero targets. In Italy, where market conditions favor longer duration projects, we expect this portfolio to have an energy capacity of between two to three gigawatt hours.

About Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.:

Pacific Green is focused on addressing the world’s need for cleaner and more sustainable energy. It offers grid-scale battery energy storage systems, renewable and environmental technologies.

For more information, visit Pacific Green’s website:
www.pacificgreen.com

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Pacific Green Technologies, Inc.
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WHO Affirms Cervical Cancer Can Be Prevented and Treated

The World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted that cervical cancer, a significant global health concern, can be effectively prevented and treated. On the occasion of the Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action 2023, marked annually on November 17, WHO’s regional office released a statement emphasizing that cervical cancer accounts for 300,000 deaths worldwide each year, predominantly in low- and middle-income countries. The disease ranks as the 6th most common cancer among women in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, with around 89,800 women diagnosed and over 47,500 deaths in 2020.

According to Jordan News Agency, The WHO statement underscored the potential for prevention and treatment of cervical cancer, especially when diagnosed early. Late-stage cancers can also be managed with appropriate treatment and palliative care. The organization stressed the importance of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine as a highly effective and safe preventive measure. The vaccine is recommended for girls aged 9-14, with varying dosages based on age and immunocompromised status.

In 2020, WHO Member States committed to eliminating cervical cancer as a public health problem, a first for any cancer. The Regional Elimination Strategy for the Eastern Mediterranean includes strategies such as accelerating HPV vaccine introduction, improving cervical screening, enhancing treatment and palliative care services, and strengthening health systems. It also focuses on communication and advocacy to increase awareness and counter vaccine hesitancy. The 2023 Cervical Cancer Elimination Day of Action marks three years of global efforts involving survivors, leaders, and advocates to eradicate this disease.

Jordan Sends Field Hospital to Nablus, West Bank

Under Royal directives, the Jordan Armed Forces dispatched an integrated field hospital to Nablus in the West Bank.

According to Jordan News Agency, This initiative is part of Jordan’s continued efforts to provide medical and therapeutic services to the people in the region. According to official sources, the hospital includes a comprehensive medical team covering all specializations and is equipped with various medical supplies. This deployment underscores the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s commitment to supporting the people of the West Bank.

US Expresses Concern Over Injuries to Jordanian Medical Staff in Gaza

US Ambassador to Jordan Yael Lampert voiced the White House’s concern regarding the recent injuries suffered by Jordanian medical staff in Gaza.

According to Jordan News Agency, Lampert, in a statement on X (formerly known as Twitter), extended wishes for a speedy recovery to those injured and reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to its alliance with Jordan, particularly in humanitarian assistance efforts in Gaza. US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan also expressed concern over the incident and thanked King Abdullah II and Jordan for their supportive role.

Court Sentences Robber to 30 Years for Assaulting Women

Amman – A criminal court sentenced a 23-year-old man to 30 years in prison with hard labor for his involvement in multiple violent robberies. Last August, the convict broke into a house near the 7th circle, assaulting an elderly woman and her daughter before stealing a vehicle and dragging its owner along the road.

According to Jordan News Agency, The court found the man guilty of theft using extreme violence. The severity of his actions against innocent victims was highlighted as the basis for the court’s decision to impose a 30-year prison sentence.

Jordan-Japan Parliamentary Association Condemns Israeli Actions in Gaza

Amman – Chairman of the Jordanian-Japanese Parliamentary Friendship Association, Suleiman Abu Yahya, condemned the Israeli occupation’s actions in Gaza as horrific war crimes.

According to Jordan News Agency, In a meeting with Japanese Ambassador Jiro Okuyama on Thursday, Abu Yahya praised King Abdullah II’s efforts to halt the aggression against Gaza and deliver humanitarian and relief aid. He described the bombing of the Jordanian field hospital in Gaza as a reflection of Israel’s frustration and anger towards Jordan’s firm stance on the Palestinian issue.

The meeting also covered topics of bilateral cooperation, experience exchange, and the potential benefits of advanced Japanese technology for Jordan.

Agricultural Food Plants Progressing in Southern Jordan Valley

Amman – Minister of Agriculture Khaled Hneifat conducted a tour of the Southern Jordan Valley to assess the progress of agricultural food factories in the region. According to a statement during his visit, Hneifat reported that the construction of these facilities is approximately 80% complete. He announced the launch of two additional factories in the area, emphasizing the partnership with Jordan’s private sector in these initiatives.

According to Jordan News Agency, Hneifat noted that the establishment of five production lines, at an estimated cost of JD10 million, is underway. This investment is expected to generate about 500 job opportunities. The Minister highlighted the ministry’s ongoing efforts to modernize Jordan’s agricultural sector through the National Plan for Sustainable Agriculture. This plan includes market analysis, a shift to export agriculture, and the utilization of surplus production in food manufacturing. Hneifat also stated that most production lines would start operations at the beginning of the next year, contributing to job creation and reducing unemployment and poverty rates in Jordan. During his tour, he also inspected a dates sorting and grading factory with a production capacity of over 350 tonnes.

Parliamentary Committee Condemns Israeli Attack on Jordanian Field Hospital

Amman – The Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee has strongly denounced the Israeli forces’ attack on the Jordanian Field Hospital in Gaza.

According to Jordan News Agency, he committee asserted that the attack would not hinder the hospital staff’s commitment to aiding Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The committee urged for accountability for the Israeli war criminals and called on both the Jordanian government and the international community to take a firm stance against these actions. The Israeli bombing near the field hospital resulted in injuries to seven staff members who were treating Palestinians wounded in an earlier Israeli attack.

Lower House Committee Commends JHCO’s Aid Efforts in Gaza

Amman – The Lower House Palestine Committee applauded the Jordanian Hashemite Charitable Organization (JHCO) for its aid efforts in the Gaza Strip. During a visit to the JHCO headquarters, committee head MP Firas Ajarmeh lauded Jordan’s leadership in supporting Palestinians under King Abdullah II.

According to Jordan News Agency, He highlighted Jordan’s role in initiating international action against the aggression in Gaza and ensuring the delivery of relief and medical aid.

Ajarmeh acknowledged the parliamentary efforts in addressing international bodies to shed light on Israeli practices in Gaza and the Palestinian territories. The committee condemned the attack on Jordanian field hospital crews in Gaza, recognizing their contributions. JHCO Director General Hussein Shibli informed the committee about the organization’s continuous efforts in sending medical and relief aid to Gaza, including a recent shipment of 45 tonnes of medical supplies to support the health sector there.

Jordan Calls for ‘Prayers for the Absent’ in Remembrance of Gaza, Palestine Martyrs

The Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Holy Sites of Jordan has directed imams and preachers across the kingdom’s mosques to perform ‘prayers for the absent’ in memory of the martyrs in the Gaza Strip and occupied Palestine.

According to Jordan News Agency, This directive, issued in a circular to all Awqaf directors, was announced in a statement by the Ministry of Awqaf. The prayers are scheduled to be held after the congregational Friday prayers.