Recco Non Ferro Metals Announced As New Sponsor For Energy From Waste Conference 2021

SMi Group reports: new sponsor announced ahead of the Energy From Waste conference this December, London UK

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, September 13, 2021 / — Convening on 1st – 2nd December 2021, London UK. With case studies from the leading Energy from Waste plants within UK and Europe the event will give an overall look into all aspects of running a successful facility.

The Energy from Waste conference will provide delegates with the opportunity to hear updates on how legislation and policy can stimulate more investment and how Brexit will affect the future of the market this comprehensive conference remains an essential calendar date for those in the Energy from Waste community.

Interested parties can register at: – register by 30th September to save £100.

SMi Group are delighted to announce that Recco Non – Ferro Metals as a sponsor for the Energy From Waste conference.

Who are Recco Non – Ferro Metals?

As a specialist in the recovery of non-ferrous metals from slags, or bottom ash (IBA), Recco facilitates a state-of-the-art system that separates the aluminium and heavy metals in 3 grading sizes from residue aggregates. The yield of aluminium and heavy metals we generate with our on-site bottom ash processing installations is, on average, 1,5 % higher than conventional recovery systems, which result in higher revenues when sold to European smelters.

The process of recovering non ferrous metals from incinerator bottom ash is described on the following pages of our website, as well as our services:
•on-site bottom ash processing plant
•non ferrous metal separation
•IBA processing plant engineering, maintenance, and repairs*

Building upon the success of last year, this year's event will bring together international waste management operators, developers, private equity financiers, technology providers and industrial end users to discuss the most crucial topics within Energy from Waste.

This year's conference will explore how technological innovations and new policies assist the growth of the Energy from Waste market in a decarbonised world. To register, please visit:


Energy from Waste 2021
1st – 2nd December 2021
London, United Kingdom

Sponsored by Afry, Dalkia Wastenergy, Dehatech, Meldgaard, Novalux, Ormat, Recco Helig Group, Rock Solid Processing, Sugimat, Tidy Planet, Turboden, Valmet & VFE
For delegate, sponsorship and/or exhibition queries, contact Andrew Gibbons at or call +44 (0) 20 7827 6156.

About SMi Group: Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at

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The Top Five Protective iPhone 13 Cases currently available at Amazon

The imminent release of the new iPhone – the iPhone 13 – means purchasing a unique, secure case to ensure it remains scratch- and smash-free.

SHENZHEN, GUANGDONG, CHINA, September 13, 2021 / — With the release of the iPhone 13 reportedly due sometime during September 2021, now is the best time to purchase a new and protective case to ensure the new iPhone remains safe and smash-free. The top five cases available on Amazon are:

1. PULEN Liquid Silicone Case: An Apple Master Copy
The PULEN Liquid Silicone Case is a slim, liquid silicone protective case that is shockproof for protection against drops. An exact copy of the official Apple case in the same design, the PULEN Liquid Silicone case has the same high quality for half of the price.
• Contrasting colours – a stand-out appearance against the iPhone.
• Compatible with Wireless Charging
• Silicone Exterior for grip and safety, with a microfibre lining on the interior.
• Flexible, soft shell
• Accurate case buttons, including the placement of the slider.
• Attracts Dirt
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The Verdict: PULEN Liquid Silicone case is the number one iPhone 13 case currently available on Amazon. While the material may attract dirt, the official Apple case does the same while also being more than double the price, making the PULEN case a cost-efficient, high-quality alternative.

2. WRJ Designed Anti-Scratch, Shockproof, Protective Cas: Crystal-Clear case for iPhone lovers
The WRJ Designed anti-scratch, shockproof case is the perfect case for Apple lovers. The transparent case remains crystal clear, ensuring it does not turn yellow as many other transparent cases can.
• Clean and Minimal design
• Compatible with Wireless Charging
• Precisely cut holes for iPhone buttons
• Hard and grippy to make it anti-drop and shockproof.
• Poor flexibility
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The Verdict: For Apple lovers who prefer a transparent case to show off the iPhone design, the WRJ case is the best on the market.

3. Janmitta Translucent, Matte Hard Case: The Best Shockproof Guard
The ultimate shockproof case, the Janmitta Hard Case, comes with a stiff, rubberised material and a translucent back.
• Super matte finish
• Rubberised material for grip
• Shockproof protection against
• Can also protect the front screen
• Thick compared to other cases
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The Verdict: The Janmitta Hard case offers the best protection for those looking for a shockproof, anti-drop case. For those looking for a matte finish and simple, sleek design, this is the ideal case for the iPhone 13.

4. Temdan F13 Waterproof Case with Built-In Screen Protector
Similar to the Janmitta hard case, the Temdan F13 Waterproof case offers a two-piece design with an additional rubber gasket ring around the edge. The rubber edge ensures the case is waterproof up to 33ft in depth.
• No need to purchase a screen protector
• Speaker, Mic, and Camerawork perfectly
• Covers holes with waterproof cover for extra protection
• IP68 Certified
• Waterproof up to a depth of 33ft
• The design makes it uncomfortable in pockets
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The Verdict: The iPhone warranty doesn't apply to water damage, making the Temdan case the ideal protective case for the iPhone 13 due to its fully waterproof guarantee.

5. Red2Fire Shockproof Protective Case
The Red2Fire case is minimally designed with a transparent back and an accent colour to accentuate the camera and edges. The case offers a good grip with a high-quality silicon edge.
• No risk of transparent back turning yellow
• Colour accent around the edges
• Minimalistic design
• Shockproof
• Attracts finger smudges
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The Verdict: The Red2Fire case is shockproof and stylish, with no risk of the transparent back turning yellow. The case offers a shockproof certification and is ideal for those looking for a minimal design with all the best features.

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Phillips & Associates Realty Ranked 12th in San Antonio for Top Performing Residential Real Estate Brokerages

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Tom Phillips, Broker

Tom Phillips, Broker

Phillips & Associates Realty Ranked 12th in San Antonio for Top Performing Residential Real Estate Brokerages in 2020 by San Antonio Business Journal.

SAN ANTONIO, TX, UNITED STATES, September 13, 2021 / — San Antonio Business Journal released their list of the top 20 Residential Real Estate Brokerages by sales volume in 2020 and Phillips & Associates Realty made the list at #12.

A family-owned brokerage, Phillips & Associates Realty, held their own against the largest brokerages in the San Antonio area ending the 2020 sales year with $110.44 million in residential home sales. Up from $68.92 million in sales in 2019.

Established in 2013, Phillips & Associates Realty is a boutique brokerage offering a full range of residential real estate services. They are a 40-member staffed brokerage that prides themselves in the ability to deliver outstanding results, and their many satisfied home buyers and sellers can attest to that fact. What makes this company more than just another real estate company is their attention to detail and the level of training provided to their agents.

Phillips & Associates Realty agents have the knowledge and expertise of a broker with 20 years in the business behind them. Not only do they have the expertise to see a purchase or sale through from start to finish, but their ongoing commitment to excellence also delivers maximum peace of mind.

Recognition for top performance is nothing new for Phillips & Associates Realty. Over the years they have won several awards including Broker of the Year, #1 Residential Sales Agent in San Antonio, Top 15 Real Estate companies by sales and Top 10 Agents in San Antonio per US News and World Report.

Are you looking to enter the real estate industry or are you a REALTOR® looking for a broker with a dedicated support team, continued education, one-on-one training and top of the line marketing? Contact Phillips & Associates Realty, they are hiring.

Contact Tom Phillips (210) 857-2375
Or set up an appointment here:

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Made In The USA – Patrick Kilpatrick proposes Totalitarian Tariff to encourage American business.

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Patrick Kilpatrick brings business back to California and the U.S. with innovative Totalitarian Tariff.

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, September 13, 2021 / — After an uplifting breakfast press conference last Friday, gubernatorial candidate Patrick Kilpatrick is working tirelessly as election day looms closer.

Kilpatrick’s message of unity and real solutions to the ailments Californians face daily has captured hearts and minds of voters across the state.

“Residents of the Golden State have been subjected to the same rhetoric from both sides of the aisle, full of empty promises and reactionary appeasement. Newsom is ineffective and sees California as a stepping stone to what he considers ‘bigger things’. None of the other candidates running possesses the vision to break the cycle.”

Only one man is constantly looking to change the status quo with dynamic visionary ideas. Solutions others simply overlook or worse, hide from the population as they don’t fit their selfish ambitions.

That man is Patrick Kilpatrick.

His latest policy is the Totalitarian Tariff. Any goods being imported from a totalitarian regime would pay an extra tax if they wish to do business within the state. A totalitarian regime would be a country involved in slavery, child labor, or oppression of basic human freedoms.

“The U.S. should not be supporting such authoritarian governments in the pursuit of cheaper goods. The tax will also encourage consumers to buy local U.S. made products by leveling the playing field.”

For Americans, ‘Made in the USA’ used to mean something. After the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we need to remind ourselves of the importance of being American as well as Californians.

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Unclaimed Property MONEY MATCH Program reunites over $900,000 to Delaware Taxpayers

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New, Sensible Approach Uses Technology to Identify Unclaimed Property Owners Based on Recent Tax Filings

The State’s new MONEY MATCH program automatically returns lost money to Delaware taxpayers without the usual need to file a claim or gather paperwork, Delaware State Escheator, Brenda Mayrack announced today. This is the second time Delaware has completed the Money Match program. In February 2021, Delaware mailed checks to more than 19,000 people, returning over $3 million back to its rightful owners. In September 2021, Delaware will be mailing checks to over 6,500 additional people, and returning over $900,000 back to its rightful owners. 

“We developed MONEY MATCH to make it as easy as possible for many Delaware taxpayers to get their missing money back in their pockets where it belongs,” said Brenda Mayrack. “After the challenges of the last eighteen months, we know many Delaware families benefit greatly when they can recover their unclaimed property automatically, based on their most recent state tax filing.”

MONEY MATCH matches the state’s unclaimed property database with verified address and taxpayer information so that money can be returned it its rightful owners automatically and without requiring the filing of a claim and supporting documentation. In many cases, individuals might not be aware they were missing unclaimed property until the check arrives in the mail.

More information about MONEY MATCH is available at

Unclaimed property can include money left in old bank accounts, uncashed paychecks, unused balances on gift certificates, unreturned utility deposits, uncollected insurance payments, and forgotten stocks and dividends. Businesses are required to turn over these amounts to States after a certain number of years if contact is lost between the holder of the property and the property owner.

While MONEY MATCH automatically reunites many Delaware taxpayers with their unclaimed property, all Delawareans are still encouraged to visit to see if the State is holding their unclaimed property.



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Ready to Roll!

On September 18, Mark Roberts in his electric wheelchair and his dog Mocha start rolling across Massachusetts to raise awareness and funds to combat hunger.

The stimulus packages have not returned hunger to ‘normal, due to the Pandemic there is an ever-increasing demand on hunger organizations. We need to do what we can to help feed our neighbors.”

— Mark W Roberts

CANAAN, NY, UNITED STATES, September 13, 2021 / — On September 18, Mark W. Roberts of Stow, Massachusetts sets out in his electric wheelchair, with his 6-year-old labradoodle Mocha, to roll across Massachusetts to raise awareness and funds to combat hunger. Mark and Mocha will roll into West Stockbridge on to Boston and finally to Provincetown. His project is called, “4Paws 4Wheels 4Hunger” and is estimated to take seven weeks.

The delta variants and other new strains of COVID-19 are prolonging the need for emergency food support in Massachusetts, America, and the world. The increase in food-insecurity caused by the pandemic is higher than ever before. Hunger is increasing in every town, city, state, and country around the world. Unlike other famines, this is a hunger crisis affecting the entire globe.

Here in the U.S. and in Massachusetts, the demand for food assistance reached an all-time high at both The Greater Boston Food Bank and the Merrimack Valley Food bank in April and May and is still significantly above pre-pandemic levels. The end of supplemental unemployment benefits and the eviction moratorium are leaving millions without incomes, homes, or adequate funds to feed themselves or their families. Food insecurity is soon set to reach levels even higher than seen last spring.

“With the stimulus packages approved, many people think that food insecurity has returned to ‘normal,’” says Mark Roberts. “But with more people lacking income and a place to live, there will be an ever-increasing demand on hunger organizations across the state and around the world. Now, more than ever, we need to do what we can to help feed our neighbors. My goal is to raise both funds and awareness to fight food-insecurity.”

Hurricane Ida, the California wildfires, the massive heat waves and droughts experienced all over America and the world this summer are horrific examples of the effect climate change is having on food-insecurity and food production. Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. and tens of millions world-wide are displaced at this moment, needing emergency food support following these natural disasters brought on by climate change. Additionally, the heat waves, droughts, fires, and flooding have all dramatically reduced food production.

“Sadly, this summer’s extreme weather has finally brought climate change to the forefront,” reflects Mark. “Now, the real-life, immediate effects of natural disasters on the lives of Americans and around the world are apparent. These people desperately need our help to survive and rebuild.”

The beginning of Mark’s journey will take place just over the border from West Stockbridge, Massachusetts in Canaan, New York. A launch event at the Home Range Winery (146 Flints Crossing Road) will be held at 10:30 a.m. on September 18th, featuring refreshments, live music, and guest speakers. The press and public are invited. The launch event will be filmed for the organization’s YouTube channel and broadcast live on Facebook Live.

Extensive information about this effort to bring attention to food-insecurity, including pandemic-induced hunger and the impact of climate change on food insecurity and food production, can be found at


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About Mark & Mocha

Three years ago, Mark Roberts, until recently an attorney focused on climate change, was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called Rhombo Myeloneuropathy, which has forced him to use an electric wheelchair when walking more than a few dozen yards. His labradoodle, Mocha, continues to be his loyal travelling companion. During his journey, Mark will return to Stow one day per week for treatments that lessen the pain of his condition and slow its progression.

The 501(c)(3) non-profit entity, 4Paws 4Wheels 4Hunger, will donate all funds raised to Save the Children, and the four major Massachusetts Food Banks that support food distribution agencies across Massachusetts: The Greater Boston Food bank, The Merrimack Valley Food Bank, The Worcester County Food Bank and The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. These food banks provide food to over 1,000 hunger organizations all over Massachusetts and provide food for millions of food-insecure people and children in Massachusetts.

Mark has been posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok (@4Paws4Hunger) and YouTube (4Hunger) about how food-insecurity is hurting the elderly, children, college students, cancer patients and millions of other people. During his seven-week long adventure, Mark will create a travel log describing his trip, the people and organizations he meets and visits along his route, and the amazing hunger organizations he is supporting through 4Paw 4Wheels 4Hunger.


Mark and Mocha will take approximately seven weeks to complete the journey, rolling and strolling for approximately six hours per day. His route of more than 300 miles through more than 50 towns will highlight food banks, food pantries, kitchens, and shelters serving those in need. His day-by-day schedule will be posted on his Facebook page: 4Paw4Hunger.
Links to Supplemental Videos
Video overview: 4Paws 4Wheels 4Hunger
Short videos highlighting food-insecurity: In Massachusetts and Around the World

Mark Roberts: 617/722 8222
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok: @4paws4hunger
YouTube: 4Hunger

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Sept. 13 – Sept. 17, 2021: Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson’s Schedule

September 13, 2021

Events labeled Media Access indicate that an event is open to media.

Events labeled Media Availability indicates that an event is open to media and that a media Q&A is planned.

Please note that if a remote surge day is called the Governor and Lt. Governor’s schedule may change.

Gov. Spencer J. Cox’s Schedule

Monday, Sept. 13

5:30 a.m.    Interview with FOX Business News
Location:    New York City studio

8:45 a.m.    Meet with Extell 
Location:    New York City

10 a.m.       Meet with business and stakeholders  
Location:    New York City

11:45 a.m.  Meet with business and stakeholders  
Location:    New York City 

1 p.m.         Meet with business and stakeholders   
Location:    New York City

2:30 p.m.    Meet with business and stakeholders
Location:    New York City

3:30 p.m.    Meet with CBRE
Location:    New York City

Tuesday, Sept. 14

9 a.m.         Join White House call
Location:    Virtual meeting

12 p.m.       Meet with U.S. Air Force leadership
Location:    Pentagon

2 p.m.         Meet with American Compass
Location:    Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

5 p.m.         Attend Washington Nationals Game
Location:    1500 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC

Wednesday, Sept. 15

7:30 a.m.    Meet with business and stakeholders
Location:    Arlington, VA

11 a.m.       Meet with Ernst and Young
Location:    Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

1 p.m.         Meet with American Enterprise Institute
Location:    1789 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC

Thursday, Sept. 16

7 a.m.         Meet with business and stakeholders
Location: Arlington, VA

8:30 a.m.    Meet with business and stakeholders
Location:    Washington, DC

Friday, Sept. 17

9 a.m.         Meet with legislative group
Location:    Virtual meeting

10:15 a.m.  Meet with Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement
Location:    Virtual meeting

10:45 a.m.   Speak at Wheatley Institution Constitution Day event
Location:    Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center, Brigham Young University, 450 E. 1230 North, Provo

2:15 p.m.    Meet with Utah Insurance Department
Location:    Virtual meeting

Lt. Gov. Deidre M. Henderson’s Schedule

Monday, Sept. 13

8 a.m.         Meet with staff
Location:    Lt. Governor’s Office

9:30 am.     Meet with staff
Location:    Lt. Governor’s Office

10 a.m.       Attend State Bonding Commission meeting 
Location:    Capitol Board Room

11 a.m.       Join Ute water rights issues discussion
Location:    Rampton Room

1 p.m. Meet with energy advisor
Location: Lt. Governor’s Office

1:30 p.m.    Interview with Utah Business Magazine
Location:    Virtual

3 p.m.         Meet with director of legislative affairs
Location:    Lt. Governor’s Office

Tuesday, Sept. 14

9 a.m.         Attend The Point board meeting (POMSLA) 
Location:    Senate Building, Room 210

12 p.m.       Meet with Utah Consular Corps
Location:    Capitol Board Room

Wednesday, Sept. 15

9:30 a.m.    Meet with general counsel
Location:    Lt. Governor’s Office

10 a.m.       Participate in housing at The Point discussion
Location:    Lt. Governor’s Office

11 a.m.       Meet with returnee co-hort 
Location:    Lt. Governor’s Office

3 p.m.         Visit Summit County Clerk 
Location:    60 N. Main St., #235, Coalville

4:15 p.m. Visit Wasatch County Clerk 
Location: 25 N Main St., Heber City

6 p.m.         Attend Utah State Association of County Commissions and Councils (USACCC) 
Location:    700 Homestead Dr, Midway

Thursday, Sept. 16

8 a.m.         Tour Bear River Massacre site 
Location:    2953 U.S. 91, Preston, ID

Friday, Sept. 17

8:15 a.m.    Meet with Westwater leadership
Location:    Virtual meeting

9 a.m.         Meet with legislative group
Location:    Virtual meeting

10:30 a.m.  Meet with Ambassador and First Lady of the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
Location:    Gold Room

1 p.m.         Visit Tooele County Clerk
Location:    Tooele

Saturday, Sept. 18

9 a.m.         Tour Colorado River
Location:    Cisco

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Permanent Protection for Alcoa lands at Tuckertown

RALEIGH, N.C. (September 13, 2021) – In the Piedmont of North Carolina lies Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians. Adjacent to Tuckertown are the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Alcoa Game Lands. Nearly 80% of North Carolina’s population reside within 100 miles of these game lands. The Wildlife Commission, Three Rivers Land Trust (TRLT) and The Conservation Fund have worked diligently with many conservation partners to permanently conserve these game lands for future generations. Today, the Wildlife Commission announced their purchase of 2,424 acres, including 31 miles of shoreline along the eastern shore of the Tuckertown Reservoir in Davidson and Montgomery counties. With the completion of this acquisition, the Wildlife Commission also announced the formal name change of these lands to the Yadkin River Game Land, to reflect the vicinity of the game land to the Yadkin River. 

The purchase of the lands is imperative to protecting the local water quality of the many communities that utilize Tuckertown as a water supply. The water that flows into and out of the Tuckertown Reservoir is a part of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River. The Yadkin-Pee Dee River, one of North Carolina’s longest rivers, provides 1.7 million people water every day.

“This is a tremendous accomplishment and we are thankful to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife Restoration Program, the North Carolina Land and Water Fund, Three Rivers Land Trust, The Conservation Fund and all of our funding partners who realized the importance of this acquisition and worked so diligently to make it happen. These lands have over a 30-year history of providing the public opportunities for hunting, fishing, and wildlife-associated recreation in the Piedmont,” stated Cameron Ingram, executive director of the Wildlife Commission. “Conserving these lands for public access, water quality and wildlife habitat perfectly aligns with our agency’s mission to protect our state’s natural resources.”

This announcement comes nearly a year after the transfer of nearly 1,000 acres further downstream to Morrow Mountain State Park as part of the same Relicensing Settlement Agreement. Together, these lands total nearly 3,500 acres of newly protected land.

“The chance to protect water quality and provide outdoor recreation opportunities at this scale does not come along often,” said Jeff Michael, deputy secretary for Natural Resources at the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, which includes the North Carolina Land and Water Fund (NCLWF). “This represents an extraordinary chapter in the history of conservation in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River basin. I applaud our partners for their bold vision, and on behalf of the NCLWF board and staff, we are proud to provide funding to help make this happen.”

The clock began ticking in 2019 to raise the $8.5 million needed to acquire the property for perpetual conservation. Three Rivers Land Trust and The Conservation Fund worked with the Wildlife Commission to lead the private fundraising effort to ensure these lands remained protected and publicly accessible. This collaborative project brought federal, state, non-profit, family foundation partners and general private donors together, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Restoration Program, N.C. Land and Water Fund, Mr. Rednecheck, Brad Stanback, Jim Cogdell, Ducks Unlimited, Environmental Enhancement Grants Program, Cannon Foundation, Louis Eubanks, F&M Bank, Carolina Bird Club and many other generous private donors.

“The entire 2,400-acre Tuckertown land purchase is a very important addition to our state game lands,” said Mike Leonard, representative at The Conservation Fund. “We were particularly interested in the Bald Mountain portion of the property, a hardwood covered Piedmont monadnock mountain steeply rising 300 feet above the reservoir and Yadkin River. We’re already working with the State on a plan to build a two-mile hiking trail to the top of Bald Mountain where hikers can walk through the large hardwoods and see stunning views of the lake and the Uwharrie Mountains.”

“Completing this project was a monumental goal of Three Rivers Land Trust since our inception in 1995,” stated Travis Morehead, executive director of Three Rivers Land Trust. “We are incredibly proud to have worked with the Wildlife Commission and all of our funding partners to ensure the permanent conservation of these lands and the public’s ability to utilize them. One of our main tenants within our strategic plan is to connect people to the outdoors and we are proud to say that North Carolinians will have access to these lands for generations to come.”

This purchase took place pursuant to the 2007 Yadkin River Relicensing Settlement Agreement in which Alcoa offered the State of North Carolina and/or Three Rivers Land Trust (formerly The Land Trust for Central North Carolina) the opportunity to purchase these lands for conservation purposes. In September 2019, Phase I of the Alcoa Lands Project was completed. Phase I conserved 2,463 acres and 45 miles of shoreline along High Rock Lake. Now with the closure of Phase II Tuckertown, this project has conserved over 4,800 acres and 76 miles of shoreline along the Yadkin-Pee Dee.

About Three Rivers Land Trust

Three Rivers Land Trust works with private landowners and public agencies to conserve the most important natural, scenic, agricultural, and historic places in a 15-county region of the Piedmont and Sandhills of North Carolina. Since 1995, the Land Trust has worked to offer reasonable and attractive options to landowners who want to conserve their lands for future generations to enjoy. Our mission is to work thoughtfully and selectively with property owners to conserve our lands, vistas, and the essential nature of our region. For more information about Three Rivers Land Trust, please contact the Land Trust at 704-647-0302 or or visit their website at

About The Conservation Fund

At The Conservation Fund, we make conservation work for America. By creating solutions that make environmental and economic sense, we are redefining conservation to demonstrate its essential role in our future prosperity. Top-ranked for efficiency and effectiveness, we have worked in all 50 states since 1985 to protect more than eight million acres of land, including more than 236,000 acres of beloved natural lands across North Carolina.

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COA Submits Comments on Proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

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COA applauds extension of telehealth services but expresses deep concern about changes to Evaluation and Management code set

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES, September 13, 2021 / — Today, the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), regarding the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).

In the letter, COA expresses some support and significant concerns with the 2022 MPFS Proposed Rule. While applauding CMS’ decision to extend and allow flexibilities with telehealth services as well as efforts to expand access and minimize the cost of cancer screenings, COA is extremely concerned about adjustments to the CY 2022 MPFS conversion factor and several changes to Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes.

Click here to read COA’s full comment letter on the 2022 MPFS Proposed Rule.

COA’s biggest concern is that CMS is proposing a 2022 MPFS conversion factor of $33.58, a $1.31 decrease from 2021. Modeling with real data from practices shows that these cuts will be significant and severe for practices, resulting in, for example, up to a 14.8 percent cut in reimbursement for chemotherapy and other cancer drug administrations. These cuts threaten the financial health of community oncology practices who are already shouldering the burden of a public health emergency (PHE).

Community oncology practices continue to face enormous financial and operational pressures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and PHE. In a recent internal survey of nearly 100 COA member practices, 73.9 percent of respondents reported facing “significant additional expenses” since the beginning of 2021 in dealing with the pandemic, and 38.9 percent reported spending 11-20 percent more in unanticipated costs for PPE, staff recruitment and retention, and more. Additionally, 63.9 percent of practices report that the emotional and mental health of staff has gotten worse since the beginning of the year, reflecting stress from the still raging COVID-19 pandemic and PHE.

As part of its recommendations, COA is requesting more information on the conversion factor changes and asks CMS to strongly reconsider any payment cuts to oncology providers offering essential health services during a pandemic. As noted in a recent letter to Congressional leaders, America is facing very real threats to the nation’s cancer care infrastructure, with few concrete proposals in place to address them.

Read COA’s full CY 2022 MPFS Proposed Rule comment letter at


About the Community Oncology Alliance
The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for community oncology practices and, most importantly, the patients they serve. COA is the only organization dedicated solely to community oncology where the majority of Americans with cancer are treated. The mission of COA is to ensure that patients with cancer receive quality, affordable, and accessible cancer care in their own communities. More than 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year and deaths from the disease have been steadily declining due to earlier detection, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn more about COA at

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NobelBiz Releases New E-book The NobelBiz Guide: STIR/SHAKEN for Contact Centers

STIR/SHAKEN is here to stay. How can it impact the contact center industry as a whole and outbound businesses in particular?

NobelBiz supports the initiative to comply with the TRACED act, by offering full STIR/SHAKEN compliance with our telecom network and CCaaS solution, the NobelBiz Voice Carrier Network.”

— NobelBiz

CHEYENNE, WYOMING, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, September 13, 2021 / — NobelBiz just released its third e-book on the subject of STIR/SHAKEN for Contact Centers, to help you get back on track.

We are going to look at the evolution of the legal corpus that mandated the implementation of STIR/SHAKEN across the nation. Because this book is dedicated first and foremost to the contact center community, we will try to see how STIR/SHAKEN impacts the activity and performance of call centers or any type of businesses that are involved in outbound campaigns.

After we tackle the FUD and misconceptions surrounding STIR/SHAKEN, we will jump straight into the why and how behind the two protocols. This will allow us to move to the last part of the eBook, which deals with the three levels of STIR/SHAKEN attestation

What will you learn about in this e-book:

✅ What is the problem STIR/SHAKEN is trying to solve

✅ How STIR/SHAKEN came to be and the legislation mandating it

✅ How STIR/SHAKEN impacts the contact center industry

✅ What is STIR/SHAKEN and how attestation works

✅ How to stir and shake with NobelBiz

NobelBiz is a Contact Center software and voice carrier provider that has grown to serve Contact Centers globally.

Being more an extension of its clients’ services, rather than a direct vendor, the company combines multiple carrier systems into a single unified network with worldwide backups. NobelBiz also offers advanced Omnichannel software solutions that handle text (email, webchat, sms), social media, and voice in a single interface.

The NobelBiz webinar series aims to deliver monthly information-rich episodes that can teach you how to improve your Contact Center business.

Are you a proud member of the Contact Center industry? Do you want to impart your knowledge to our viewers? Do you know anyone who fits these criteria? Email us at and let’s set up a meeting.

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What is STIR/SHAKEN and Why Should I Care? Everything you need to know. – a video by NobelBiz

Source: EIN Presswire