Offering development – Originals CIPO Thu, 11 Aug 2022 04:07:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Offering development – Originals CIPO 32 32 $95m development approved for ‘ORTA’ On The Parade • Glam Adelaide Wed, 10 Aug 2022 23:58:43 +0000

ORTA On The Parade received the green light from the State Commission’s evaluation committee after the design was refined to take into account community feedback.

The project is being jointly developed by Australasian Property Developments, Rocca Property Group and Zollo Property Group.

ORTA is a $95 million mixed-use development at 128 The Parade and will be a focal point for modern living while maintaining Norwood’s village feel and embracing heritage storefronts.

“ORTA On The Parade is our next exciting chapter following the resounding success of COMO in the heart of Norwood,” said Pep Rocca, Managing Director of Australasian Property Developments and Rocca Property.

“This development approval is an important milestone and we look forward to starting construction.”

The site has over 150 years of rich history having been established as Norwood Baptist Church in 1869. ORTA’s design rediscovers the original function of the site by retaining the heritage facade and using an adaptive reimagining of two historic parish halls.

“Maintaining the beautiful heritage features along this strip of The Parade was a defining feature of ORTA’s design which also pays homage to Lake Orta in Italy,” said Rocca.

“People want to reside where there is cosmopolitan life. They want excitement.

Zollo Property Group founder Charlie Zollo said it was great to have another project approved for the Norwood area.

“Zollo Property Group purchased its first site on The Parade over 27 years ago and since then we have continued to invest in the area,” Mr Zollo said.

“We are very pleased to have obtained approval for our latest venture and look forward to transforming this iconic site into a highly anticipated ORTA development.”

The mixed-use neighborhood will offer a luxury lifestyle hub featuring boutique and retail space under 6 floors of spacious residences ranging from two bedrooms to a breathtaking penthouse.

Construction is expected to begin in the coming months and will create around 600 jobs and 200 new jobs in progress will come online in retail and commercial spaces once the project is complete.

Cheesman Architects principal Peter Petrou said the project team embraced Norwood’s heritage, with The Parade’s storefronts incorporated into the design.

“ORTA is a carefully re-imagined development, retaining the beautiful heritage street frontages on The Parade while combining with the striking architecture and modern design of this sought-after new address,” said Mr. Petrou.

Project details:

  • $95 million development
  • Eight-story mixed-use neighborhood including a six-story residential offering
  • Retail on the ground floor
  • First level commercial space

This is just one of many new developments announced in Adelaide. A $50 million development at Colley Terrace is also officially underway – you can read more about that here.

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Liquid Pressure Sensors Market 2028 Development, Key Opportunity, Application and Gross Revenue – Gems Sensors, Honeywell, Siemens Wed, 10 Aug 2022 11:49:58 +0000

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Low-Code Development Platforms Enabled by AI to Accelerate Digital Transformation Tue, 09 Aug 2022 17:00:00 +0000

DUBLIN, August 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — “Low-Code Development Platform Market Research Report – Global Industry Analysis, Trends and Growth Forecast to 2030” has been added to from offer.

The global low-code development platform market revenue, which was $12,500.6 million in 2020, is expected to experience a CAGR of 31.3% over the period 2020-2030, to reach $190,792.6 million by 2030. One of the main reasons behind this would be the remote working policies, movement restrictions and blanket lockdowns that have been implemented around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. These measures have led to a drastic increase in demand for computer and mobile applications offering news and games, COVID-related alerts and other features.

The low-code development platforms allow even those with almost no knowledge of computer programming and coding to create applications and software, thanks to its drag-and-drop approach. Even before the pandemic, rapid digital transformation had driven demand for all kinds of mobile and computer software and applications. As a result, IT companies are using low-code development technology to reduce their software development time and cost by engaging citizen developers.

Most users have deployed low-code development platforms on the cloud because this mode offers increased scalability, 24/7 data access, and lower IT expenses.

In the coming years, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) will become very important in the low-code development platform market, as the proposition of lower expenditure and faster delivery of applications provided by this technology makes it ideal for small businesses with limited finances.

The IT sector has been the biggest user of this technology so far, as it creates most of the software and applications for computers and mobile phones. Therefore, these companies have widely adopted these solutions to optimize their productivity and reduce their dependence on expensive resources.

In the future, the demand for services, such as the integration and deployment of low-code development platforms, training, consulting and upgrades, will grow faster than for the solutions themselves.

In the years to come, Asia Pacific (APAC) will be the fastest growing low-code development platform market due to the increasing government focus on digital transformation, growing smartphone and internet penetration and expanding of the IT sector. Additionally, many North American and European companies are outsourcing application and software development to those based in APAC, which is driving the use of this technology.

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  • Need an optimal TTM strategy
  • Increased preference for cloud-based low-code development platform
  • Low-Code development has progressed beyond application development
  • Edge Computing becomes more popular


  • Increased demand for digitization from businesses
  • Less reliance on IT professionals
  • Strict government standards
  • Using Low-Code Development Tools Minimizes the “Shadow IT” Problem
  • Workflow automation


  • Threat to data scalability and security
  • Impact Analysis of Restrictions on Market Forecast


  • Low-Code Development Platforms Enabled by AI to Accelerate Digital Transformation
  • Businesses desperately need programmers with the necessary skills

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Chapter 1. Research Context

Chapter 2. Research Methodology

Chapter 3. Executive Summary

Chapter 4. Market Indicators

Chapter 5. Introduction

Chapter 6. Global Market Size and Forecast

Chapter 7. North America Market Size and Forecast

Chapter 8. Europe Market Size and Forecast

Chapter 9. Apac Market Size and Forecast

Chapter 10. Latam Market Size and Forecast

Chapter 11. Mea Market Size and Forecast

Chapter 12. Major Markets

Chapter 13. Competitive Landscape

Chapter 14. Business Profiles

Chapter 15. Appendix

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  • MatsSoft Limited
  • AgilePoint Inc.
  • Outsystems Inc.
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  • QuickBase Inc.
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HVAC Market Size 2022 with Industry Development Scenario Mon, 08 Aug 2022 11:09:30 +0000

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Georgian lawmakers seek transparency and accountability from development authorities | New Sun, 07 Aug 2022 13:23:00 +0000

ATLANTA — Local development authorities have been at the heart of Georgia’s biggest business deals, including the record-breaking incentives that lured electric vehicle makers Hyundai and Rivian to the Peach State.

But incentive packages as huge as the $1.8 billion that went to Hyundai and the $1.5 billion doled out to Rivian have raised fears that local governments and schools will lose massive amounts of tax revenue. for the benefit of development authorities without sufficient state oversight or transparency requirements.

A state senate review committee has begun a series of meetings to explore ways to demand more accountability from development authorities without sacrificing the jobs they help create.

“Our goal is to support economic development in this state,” said Sen. Max Burns, R-Sylvania, chairman of the study committee. “[But] it is important that we understand the ramifications of our development authority’s decisions…and the impact they have on our state.

About 1,300 local government authorities have sprung up across Georgia since 1995, when the legislature passed a law allowing cities and counties to form authorities, Kyle Hood, director of the Community Development Division of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs ‘state, late told members of the study committee. last month. Of these, 575 are development authorities or city center development authorities, he said.

Sen. Steve Gooch, R-Dahlonega, who previously served as Lumpkin County Commissioner, said local development authorities are critical to economic development when business opportunities present themselves.

“Without these authorities, county governments would have to go to taxpayers and hold a referendum,” he said. “It’s the only development tool they have.”

Despite the jobs that development authorities help generate, the General Assembly has put controls in place to monitor their activities.

In 2018, lawmakers passed a bill requiring authorities to register annually with the state and submit to financial audits.

This year, the legislature passed a measure capping the per diem for directors of development authorities in counties with a population of 550,000 or more. The bill also gave the state ethics commission jurisdiction to deal with complaints against directors of the authority.

But state Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, who sponsored this year’s legislation, said more needed to be done.

Oliver, D-Decatur, last year introduced a bill giving cities, counties and school districts the right to participate in bond validation hearings. However, the bill failed to gain traction in the House.

Bonds generally subscribe to the incentive programs that development authorities offer to the companies they are trying to attract. Once approved by a judge following a hearing, authorities can issue bonds to purchase land for a project or finance construction, resulting in a full or partial reduction in property taxes.

“Cutting school taxes without schools being part of the discussion is problematic,” said Oliver, who, despite being a House member, sits on the Senate review committee.

Oliver’s bill giving local governments and school districts the right to participate in bond validation hearings has the backing of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), which advocates for counties on Capitol Hill. ‘State.

CAGC Associate Legislative Director Kathleen Bowen said development projects that contain a housing component are of particular concern because they attract residents who rely on taxpayer-funded services.

Tax abatements deprive local governments and schools of the revenue they need to provide these services, she said.

Oliver said his efforts were not aimed at Hyundai and Rivian incentive packages.

“I think these are big state-controlled projects,” she said. “I focus more on the day-to-day [offering] tax breaks without much discussion or accountability.

While Oliver’s bill did not pass, Bowen credited lawmaker push for the legislation with bringing attention to the issue. That focus could pay off in next year’s legislative session, Bowen said.

“There is going to be a vigorous discussion about tax breaks. I consider this a victory,” she said. “These agreements must be for the public good. It’s up to those affected by taxes to be part of the conversation.

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A look at the 16 billion rand mega-development in Cape Town Sat, 06 Aug 2022 15:05:22 +0000

The first of six towers in a new mixed-use neighborhood in Cape Town has “climbed” to the 23rd floor, 95 meters above the ground, just 30 months after construction began.

“Reaching the highest point of Tower 1 at Harbor Arch is a significant milestone in our construction journey,” said Nicholas Stopforth, Managing Director of Amdec Property Developments. “Despite an unforeseen delay following the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, work has progressed at a steady pace and is expected to be completed in May next year.

The main contractor, WBHO, faced several significant structural engineering challenges, including the deep drilling and excavation of subterranean rock required for the enclosure’s 3-level basement, 11 meters below land,” said Dale Blanchard, director of contracts. at WBHO.

“Working in restricted space and access, 65,000 cubic meters of earth and 5,000 cubic meters of rock had to be removed during the excavation process.”

“The wind also took its toll on our build program, especially the higher we climbed,” he said. “In one of the windiest years in Cape Town’s history, we are delighted that the team has yet been able to complete a structure of this enormity on time.”

With just under a year to go, it also took around three million man-hours to get here, with tens of thousands of people – including unskilled labourers, builders, tradesmen , technicians, engineers and architects – working to bring this iconic landmark to fruition.

Harbor Arch Tower 1 includes a glazed double-volume retail space on the ground floor – reserved for exclusive car dealerships and cafes – and another retail space on the eighth floor which will house restaurants with outdoor seating. inside and outside.

It will also include 1,188 parking spaces spread over three basements and seven levels above ground; and 560 residential apartments -82 inclusive rental units, 158 studios, 203 one-bedroom apartments, 58 two-bedroom apartments and 59 three-bedroom apartments.

There is also a terrace and an outdoor swimming pool on the 18th floor, offering a 360 degree view of the mountain and the port.

“A multi-billion rand project of this magnitude requires the technical skills, expertise and dedication of a highly specialized multi-disciplinary team,” Stopforth said. “The professional team proved up to the task, while WBHO were an automatic first choice, having successfully built and delivered Amdec Group’s R1.4 billion Yacht Club development in 2017.”

This 16 billion development by Amdec Group represents a significant private sector investment in Cape Town. According to Amdec Group CEO James Wilson, “over 20,000 jobs are created during the construction phase alone, with many other employment opportunities – particularly in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors. retail – on completion”.

Harbor Arch will create a new gateway to the Mother City. The completed compound will include 6 towers covering 200,000 m² of usable space housing commercial and corporate offices; an urban park and shopping arcade at street level; an open-air piazza on the 8th floor lined with restaurants, cafes and cocktail bars; 2 Marriott brand hotels, with conference rooms; a flagship health and fitness club and the largest selection of residential apartments in the CBD.

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The University of Winchester is to launch a new executive development program on the Isle of Wight to support senior managers in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The University of Winchester is one of the first business schools in the UK to offer the Government’s Help for Growth: Management programme. The initiative is supported by Island design and digital studio, Brightbulb Design, and will be one of the first courses to be presented face-to-face at the soon-to-be-opened Innovation Center in Cowes in September.

Stella McKnight, Dean of Learning at the University of Winchester, said:

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“The University of Winchester is delighted to help Isle of Wight and South Coast businesses gain a competitive edge by enrolling in the Help to Grow Management program. The program includes 1:1 mentorship, a peer-to-peer networking and extensive bespoke training The 90% government grant means the 12-week course costs just £750, giving SME owners and managers the opportunity to also invest in themselves as their business .

Help to Grow: Management is a 12-week course supported by industry experts and academics. The program includes weekly mentor support throughout the course, peer-to-peer sessions and hands-on workshops to advance your business. It is 90% subsidized by the UK government with a cost for participants of £750.

Chris Brammall, Economic Development Project Manager at Isle of Wight Council, said:

“The growth support offered by the University of Winchester School of Business at the Building 41 Innovation Center in Cowes is exactly what island businesses need: a top-notch national business support program offered here on the island by a leading higher education institution. Building 41 provides space for quality business education without the need to travel to the mainland, making it easier for businesses to access learning and helping our island boost productivity and create jobs.

Course integration will begin on September 21 with Module 1 starting on September 28.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce drags on after major development Fri, 05 Aug 2022 19:38:34 +0000

Stifler’s mother had it all figured out.

In 1999, Jennifer Coolidge burst onto the scene after playing Stifler’s mother in “American Pie.” In the film, she was coveted and nicknamed a “MILF”. After the release of the film, the fiction was quite close to reality.

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“I had a lot of fun being a MILF and had a lot of sex action on ‘American Pie,'” she told Variety. “There were so many upsides to doing this movie. I mean, there would be about 200 people I would never have slept with.”

Not only was Jennifer apparently busy in the bedroom after the role, but she was also a hot commodity professionally. After “American Pie,” she landed a slew of roles, something that was relatively new to her.

“Ten years of my audition life,” she says, “none of it was work. The fear is gone when you’re so used to losing. There’s a certain freedom in that.”

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Those days of pleading for gigs seem far behind her, as she recently landed her first Emmy nomination for her work in “White Lotus.” Last year, the actress revealed she almost didn’t accept the role because she was unhappy with her weight.

“I just didn’t want to be this fat on camera because of my overeating during COVID,” she told Page Six last year. “I thought we were all going to die, I really did, so I was eating myself to death. Vegan pizzas, sometimes five or six a day.”

Jennifer, 60, was even cooking up a story about why she couldn’t star in ‘White Lotus’, but a friend stepped in and convinced her to take part.

“Jennifer, that’s all you got! What the fuck?” she recalled, telling the unnamed boyfriend. “She was like, ‘These opportunities aren’t coming up, you idiot!'”

“We all need these friends,” the actress explained. “A lot of actors make huge mistakes, I don’t know why, we want a big moment to happen, but when it happens, we talk ourselves out of it, I think that’s very typical of an actor, to ruin it for themselves, but I had a wonderful friend who stopped me from doing it.”

BOC Sciences launches custom API development and manufacturing services for large-scale projects Fri, 05 Aug 2022 03:58:34 +0000

Whether it’s small amounts of API for early development work or several kilograms for a late phase trial, BOC Sciences, with a reputation built on excellence in chemistry, can raise the bar for quality.

New York, United States – August 4, 2022 – At BOC Sciences, non-GMP and GMP API manufacturing is available to solve all API development challenges. Its production capabilities range from pilot scale to commercial scale, offering a multitude of material options for preclinical, IND and early clinical trials.

It is publicly noted that large-scale production conditions are more complex than small-scale ones. And after the pilot scale-up, when entering the commercial production stage, many BOC Sciences peers indeed encounter problems caused by the amplification effect. Fortunately, BOC Sciences has found a way to handle this problem by optimizing technologies and scaling processes.

As with biotechnology companies, an advanced and comprehensive infrastructure underpins all R&D activities. BOC Sciences, after years of improvement, is well prepared in this regard. Its production workshops have a total area of ​​more than 6000 square feet, with a series of reactors ranging from 50L to 2000L and several production lines for pharmaceutical products (DP).

Beyond the above capabilities, BOC Sciences has a set of well-designed facilities to control contamination:

* The scientific and flexible design of the flow line can greatly reduce cross-contamination in the manufacturing process and meanwhile meet the requirements of API custom development and manufacturing.

* Three-stage filtration systems are installed in the clean room area while air showers are installed at the entrance. Separate supply air, return air and exhaust systems are used in different clean rooms to inhibit or minimize the possibility of contamination.

Currently, with mature chemical synthesis technologies and state-of-the-art infrastructure, BOC Sciences’ comprehensive platforms are expanding to develop high-powered APIs (HPAPIs). HPAPIs are an important part of small molecule drug development and have validated curative effects in cancer and many other diseases. “We are now proficient in rapidly performing large-scale production of HPAPIs, which is an important breakthrough driving our future innovation,” said BOC Sciences Chief Technician.

BOC Sciences is currently moving closer to its destination of becoming a respected CDMO. ADCs, APIs and intermediates, tagged compounds, lipids, etc., most molecules can be customized in pioneering R&D labs and GMP compliant production lines. It supports a variety of cooperation models, indicating that customers can finally achieve satisfactory results if they partner with BOC Sciences.


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Do Development Bank Loans Really Benefit African Smallholder Farmers? Thu, 04 Aug 2022 07:48:01 +0000

“My name is Omoruyi. I am a farmer in Edo State. Two years ago I applied for the NIRSAL Farm Business Loan to expand my farming business and help put food on the tables of people in the Ipoba Hill community where I live because I need more of workers. But things didn’t go as I had planned. »

Omoruyi graduated in agricultural economics from the prestigious University of Benin. Being a flea from the old bloc, he started small scale farming in Edo State, Nigeria to make ends meet and create jobs for his community members. Initially, everything went well because his older brother in Spain (Uyi) supported him with a seed capital of $4,000. Their original plan was for the farmer to join the japanese train upon graduation, but his stubborn faith in the Nigerian dream wouldn’t let him.

Five years later, in 2019, he applied for a government-funded NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (MFB) NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (MFB) N10 million agricultural loan. The MFB is an institution licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria that provides loans to small businesses. Its Credit Risk Guarantee (CRS) protects agribusiness loans against losses. “But the loan came to me and others in the form of agricultural machinery and equipment. We were told to buy these machines from suppliers approved by the Central Bank. When you name your machines, the bank pays the sellers directly. Only a fraction of the loan was disbursed in cash installments which ended up being useless as we could not order seeds in bulk,” Omoruyi explained.

In the agreement signed with the bank, farmers who do not repay their loan risk losing the machinery and equipment. What if these machines did not meet their agricultural needs? The business was then unsuccessful. “As we speak, the 50 KVA generator provided to me by an approved supplier is packed. It has only been running for two months. It was supposed to power my grinders, grinders, flash dryers and rasps. I filed several complaints, but nothing was done about it,” he said.

Currently, the mechanized aspect of Omoruyi’s farm has stalled and his debt is growing. But it is his cassava and yam farms that fan the small flames of his Nigerian dream.

In the profound words of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers and third President of the United States of America, “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit because it will, in the end, contribute most to real wealth , good morals and happiness”. It means so much in the African context. More than half of the world’s arable land (about 600 million hectares) is in Africa, which means the continent offers huge agricultural opportunities and should have gained wealth by feeding the world.

However, this is not the case as its agricultural sector is riddled with complexities, which over the years has helped explain why some of its countries import basic foodstuffs from other continents. According the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)Africa is spending $35 billion importing food rather than creating the conditions to produce more food locally, despite an abundance of uncultivated farmland.

Impacts of smallholder farmers

Agriculture contributes 23% of Africa’s GDP and 49% of employment. The productivity of the sector is not massive as smallholder farmers dominate the industry. IFAD estimates that the region has around 33 million small farms, and the farmers who make a living from them contribute up to 70% of the food supply. A portion of these farmers reside in rural areas, a few in semi-urban areas, and only a handful in urban towns.

More than 50% of farmers in this category still use rudimentary agricultural tools for farming processes. Most smallholder farmers meet the immediate food needs of their families. They also supply food to community markets. This means that limited products from this agricultural segment reach the manufacturing sector. Nonetheless, smallholder agriculture is a vital aspect of sub-Saharan Africa’s agricultural sector and one of the continent’s largest employers.

Main challenges of smallholder farmers in Africa

The growth of small farms in Africa, compared to those in Europe, America and Asia, is hampered by mundane obstacles (apart from climate change). These obstacles have created complexities in the industry. They include internal conflicts, lack of financing, low use of mechanized agriculture and low technological inputs. Again, short-term development fixes, a lack of political will, limited supportive agricultural policies and underutilized agricultural land further limit growth.

Smallholder farmers in places like Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Mali, Sudan and Nigeria have abandoned their farms with the rise of armed militias, internal conflicts and political instability. Some places in Africa have experienced severe weather changes that have halted agricultural processes and cost lives and property. But farmers who are still farming do not have access to finance to buy good seeds, use mechanized farming systems or smart technologies. Thus, they resort to crude farming.

Foreign loans and government interventions intervening

We noted earlier that lack of political will, insufficient funding and limited supportive agricultural policies are some of the challenges unique to smallholder farmers. It is not because the governments of the regions do not create sound agricultural credit policies or that the development banks do not lend money to agriculture. On July 19, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, approved over $1 billion for an emergency food production plan. The bank has targeted the facility to 20 million African smallholder farmers to end reliance on imported food from Russia and Ukraine.

The facility will allow farmers in approximately 24 African countries to access climate-appropriate seeds, fertilizers and other forms of support to boost Africa’s food security. According to the bank, this would further support governance and policy reform to encourage more investment in the agricultural sector. This is just one of countless loans to finance agriculture on the continent.

When loans like these are disbursed, they usually go through central banks or a nominated bank acceptable to the central bank. The problem is that most government policies do not at all include smallholder farmers who are neither supported nor educated. Many of these farmers do not have a registered business or documents to access loans. But for places like Nigeria, the government has gone a step further by partnering with private actors such as non-governmental institutions (NGOs) to bridge the gap. But that too is a problem. There have been complaints of non-payment by some of these farmers. While some farmers claimed to have lost their harvest due to climate change, internal conflicts and herds of cattle, some lost theirs due to the fight against poverty.