Shell Starts Production at Vito in US Gulf of Mexico

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Shell Offshore Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc (Shell), announced that production has started at the Shell-operated Vito floating production facility in the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM). With an estimated peak production of 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, Vito is the company’s first deep-water platform in the GoM to employ a simplified, cost-efficient host design.

“Vito is an excellent example of how we are approaching our projects to meet the energy demands of today and tomorrow, while remaining resilient as we work toward achieving net zero emissions by 2050,” said Zoe Yujnovich, Shell’s Upstream Director, adding, “Building on more than 40 years of deep-water expertise, projects like Vito enable us to generate greater value from the GoM, where our production has amongst the lowest greenhouse gas intensity in the world for producing oil.”

The Vito development is owned by Shell Offshore Inc. (63.11% operator) and Equinor (36.89%). In 2015, the original host design was rescoped and simplified, resulting in a reduction of approximately 80% in CO2 emissions over the lifetime of the facility as well as a cost reduction of more than 70% from the original host concept.

Vito also serves as the design standard for our Whale project that will feature a 99% replication of the Vito hull and 80% of Vito’s topsides.

Shell’s Powering Progress strategy to thrive through the energy transition includes increasing investment in lower-carbon energy solutions, while continuing to pursue the most energy-efficient and highest-return Upstream investments.

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BRP Announces Construction of a New Production Facility in Mexico Dedicated to Boat Manufacturing

BRP Inc. announces that it will begin the construction of an additional boat manufacturing plant in Chihuahua City, Mexico, a major milestone in the Company’s Marine strategy. With this construction, BRP intends to increase its manufacturing capacity and capabilities to meet demand for its Marine products and fuel the growth of the business.

“In light of our recent product launches that are revolutionizing the boating experience, including the industry award-winning Manitou pontoon, we want to position the business for success to meet consumer demand for our products, be more efficient, and drive market share gains,” said Karim Donnez, President, Marine Group at BRP. “Our relentless focus on innovation and steady growth in the Marine category make this additional capacity necessary to launch game-changing boating experiences and achieve our Marine business strategy for 2025”, he added.

The production facility represents an expected capital investment of CA$220M and would result in the creation of up to 1,300 jobs in addition to the 2,500 current roles in BRP’s Marine Group. Production is planned to start early 2025. This new plant will optimize the Company’s global manufacturing footprint for the Manitou pontoons and the Alumacraft boats, and will complement the Marine Group’s production facilities located in Lansing, Michigan, St. Peter, Minnesota, Sturtevant, Wisconsin, Spruce Pine, North Carolina, and Coomera, Queensland, Australia.

 

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Certain information included in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements relating to the anticipated impact of this new production facility on BRP’s capacity, ability to meet demand and to achieve its Marine business strategy for 2025, related growth and hiring projections and other statements that are not historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian and United States securities laws. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of terminology such as “may”, “will”, “would”, “should”, “could”, “expects”, “forecasts”, “plans”, “intends”, “trends”, “indications”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “outlook”, “predicts”, “projects”, “likely” or “potential” or the negative or other variations of these words or other comparable words or phrases. Forward looking statements, by their very nature, involve inherent risks and uncertainties and are based on several assumptions, both general and specific. BRP cautions that its assumptions may not materialize and that current economic conditions render such assumptions, although reasonable at the time they were made, subject to greater uncertainty. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results or performance of BRP to be materially different from the outlook or any future results or performance implied by such statements. Further details and descriptions of these and other factors are disclosed in BRP’s annual information form dated March 24, 2022.

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FloWater Takes Innovation in Drinking Water into Mexico in Distribution Deal with Pure Water Technology for its Popular Water Refill Stations

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Premium Drinking Water—Without the Plastic Waste– Set to Debut in Mexico’s Office Breakrooms, Schools, Gyms and Hotels in Partnership with National Leader in Water Purification Solutions

 

With more than 8,000 of its market-leading water Refill Stations in place across the US and with premiere brands such as Red Bull, Apple, Marriott, Peloton, United Airlines, Warby Parker and Google as customers, FloWater is now expanding into Mexico for the first time. Denver-based FloWater and Mexico’s Pure Water Technology announced a partnership for the distribution across Mexico of FloWater’s Refill Stations. This agreement adds a great-tasting, plastic-free drinking water solution to the Pure Water Technology product lineup, reflecting growing consumer demand for healthier, more sustainable choices.

 

The announcement comes on the heels of FloWater’s recent completion of its first distribution deal in Canada with Servomax, completing coverage of the North American markets.

 

Pure Water Technology maintains a dealer network in more than 20 countries worldwide, providing systems trusted by thousands of companies. Their products and services are available throughout Mexico, with teams of specialists for the installation of high-tech water purification equipment located in Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City.

 

Ultra-purified FloWater is changing how drinking water is served in the US as a popular alternative to plastic water bottles and 5 gallon plastic jugs in offices, hotels, gyms and schools. The company has been recognized by Inc. Magazine for three consecutive years as one of America’s fastest-growing, privately held companies. “There is a mega-shift away from single-use plastics underway across North America with consumers demanding less plastic waste where they work, rest and play,” says FloWater CEO and Co-Founder, Rich Razgaitis. “Our partnership with Pure Water Technology solves the immediate need in the market for companies and hotels to adapt to these rapidly changing consumer preferences.”

 

CEO of Pure Water Technology, José Martínez Canseco, welcomed FloWater to the Mexican market saying, “FloWater is on the cutting edge of delivering premium, great-tasting and highly purified drinking water right from the tap. We and a fast-growing number of consumers and businesses here in Mexico also share their mission for reducing plastic waste. We look forward to offering our customers the FloWater solution.”

 

About FloWater

Stockholm-based Bluewater and Denver, Colorado-based FloWater merged in early 2022, and share a mission of innovating solutions for eliminating single-use plastic water bottles and providing access to safe, purified and great-tasting drinking water for everyone. With their beverages, advanced water purification tech, water refill stations and sustainable bottle solutions, Bluewater and FloWater provide water free of heavy metals, ‘forever chemicals’ (PFAS), bacteria or viruses, microplastics and other contaminants to consumers, business, schools and large-scale sports events globally. Both Bluewater and FloWater have each been honored with Fast Company “World Changing Ideas” awards, and featured by numerous leading media, including CNN, Forbes, Inc., The Hollywood Reporter, The Financial Times, and The Daily Telegraph. For more information: http://www.drinkflowater.com. Follow Us: InstagramFacebookTwitterLinkedIn

 

About Pure Water Technology

The pure water technology™ brand is synonymous with top-of-the-line water purification systems. In addition to the most advanced purification technology available, their filtered water systems are equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostics, continuously monitoring your water quality to ensure healthy, great-tasting water. Pure Water Technology systems are available through a rapidly-growing dealer network that now spans more than twenty countries worldwide, offering systems trusted by thousands of companies because of their industry-leading technology, certifications, and warranties.

 

Learn more about Pure Water Technology products and services: https://purewater.mx

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AtomTech Expands Its Automation Technology Operations in Mexico

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The SCADA integration company builds on its presence in the burgeoning market to serve rising demand

 

Following the launch of AtomTech Canada, AtomTech announced that it will also grow its presence in Mexico. Building on its strong history in the Mexican market, the leading controls and SCADA integration solutions company plans to extend the services it provides to clients in the region in order to meet burgeoning manufacturing demands.

 

With a background deeply rooted in Mexico, AtomTech has been customizing engineering services for car manufacturers in the country for years through its portfolio of integrator clients. This expertise and network in the market made the region a natural fit for the company’s ongoing expansion efforts across North America.

 

“With the addition of Mexico Operations, we will be closer than ever to some of our bigger customers and be able to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively. In addition, Mexico represents a great opportunity for manufacturers, integrators, service providers and technology companies such as AtomTech,” said Alberto Macias, Director of Operations & MES Specialist at AtomTech.

 

Doubling down on AtomTech’s presence in Mexico allows the company to spend more time with clients there. Not only does this mean that its teams can then guide clients through the process of installation and integration, but they can also be there to meet any additional requests that come up after controls and SCADA innovations have been adopted.

 

“AtomTech is growing to meet the demands of our clients. Whether it’s in battery manufacturing, joining new technologies for electric vehicle manufacturing, or through the evolution of IIoT4.0 and SCADA solutions, it is important to us to expand our footprint into the markets that we support such as Mexico,” said Shawn Gutierrez, President of AtomTech.

 

About AtomTech

AtomTech (http://www.atomtechcontrols.com) is a leading controls and SCADA integration company. AtomTech’s services and numerous specialty solutions provided in controls hardware and software designs for Battery Manufacturing, General Assembly, Body In White, Material Handling, Order Fulfillment, Custom Middleware, and other applications using both legacy and new technologies.

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Vizsla Silver Achieves One Million Working Hours Without A Lost Time Incident

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Vizsla Silver Corp. is pleased to announce it has achieved a safety milestone exceeding one million consecutive work hours without a lost time incident at its 100%-owned flagship Panuco silver-gold project (“Panuco”) in Mexico.

 “Our safety record and ongoing environmental performance demonstrates the Company’s commitment to responsibly and positively impacting the communities where we operate,” stated Michael Konnert, President and CEO. “The safety of all employees and contractors working at Panuco is a core value for the Company and is paramount to running a successful project. This, combined with the commitment and effort of all workers to ensure all work is performed in the safest manner, has made this achievement possible.”

“I am extremely proud of all employees and contractors working at the Panuco project,” commented Hernando Rueda, Country Manager. “Since the start of our work at Panuco in 2019, the Company has prioritized developing a safety culture, where all employees work together to facilitate a safe working environment. This milestone achievement of one million working hours without a lost time incident is a testament to the employees’ commitment to this philosophy.”    

The Company would like to commend the project Health and Safety department for developing and implementing a world-class safety program at Panuco. With support at all levels of management from the site through to the board of directors, the Health and Safety department has achieved buy-in to their safety program from the workforce, partner companies, and other stakeholders on site.

 

About the Panuco project

The newly consolidated Panuco silver-gold project is an emerging high-grade discovery located in southern Sinaloa, Mexico, near the city of Mazatlán. The 6,761-hectare, past producing district benefits from over 86 kilometres of total vein extent, 35 kilometres of underground mines, roads, power, and permits.

The district contains intermediate to low sulfidation epithermal silver and gold deposits related to siliceous volcanism and crustal extension in the Oligocene and Miocene. Host rocks are mainly continental volcanic rocks correlated to the Tarahumara Formation.

Panuco hosts an estimated in-situ indicated mineral resource of 61.1 Moz AgEq and an in-situ inferred resource of 45.6 Moz AgEq. A NI 43-101 technical report, titled “National Instrument 43-101 Technical Report for the Panuco Project Mineral Resource Estimate Concordia, Sinaloa, Mexico” was filed on SEDAR on April 7, 2022, with an effective date of March 1, 2022 was prepared by Tim Maunula, P.Geo., Principal Geologist, T. Maunula & Associates Consulting Inc and Kevin Murray, P.Eng, Manager Process Engineering, Ausenco.

 

Addition of Advisor

The Company is pleased to report that Veljko Brcic has moved from SVP of Corporate Development role to the position of Corporate Development Advisor to Vizsla Silver.  The Company thanks Mr. Brcic for his numerous contributions, including leading the transformative completion of both the Silverstone and Panuco option agreements for Vizsla Silver.

 

About Vizsla Silver

Vizsla Silver is a Canadian mineral exploration and development company headquartered in Vancouver, BC, focused on advancing its flagship, 100%-owned Panuco silver-gold project located in Sinaloa, Mexico. To date, Vizsla has completed over 210,000 metres of drilling at Panuco leading to the discovery of several new high-grade veins. For 2022, Vizsla has budgeted +120,000 metres of resource/discovery-based drilling, designed to upgrade, and expand the maiden resource as well as test other high priority targets across the district.

 

Qualified Person

In accordance with NI 43-101, Martin Dupuis, P.Geo., COO, is the Qualified Person for the Company and has reviewed and approved the technical and scientific content of this news release.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Adyen Brings Unified Commerce Offering and Local Acquiring to Mexico

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The company’s single platform facilitates stronger customer experiences, insights, and engagement

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading businesses, announces that it is launching its unified commerce solution in Mexico. Bolstered by the company’s recently enabled full acquiring capabilities in the country, Adyen can now maintain end-to-end control of the payment flow for transactions occurring in-person and online. Engineered to consolidate data across all sales channels, unified commerce enables businesses to develop a deeper understanding of their consumers in a single overview. The extension of Adyen’s unified commerce offering and local acquiring capabilities in Mexico underlines the business’ commitment to growing its activities in the region. 

“Our ambition is to help businesses succeed in the future of global commerce, and our unified commerce offering is an important part of this, as it enables them to cater to the ever-evolving needs of today’s consumers,” said Adyen COO, Kamran Zaki. “By launching our unified commerce solution and in-house acquiring capabilities in Mexico, we can not only facilitate online, in-store and in-app transactions through our single platform, but also connect businesses to key domestic and international banks to enable their card payments with greater speed and insights. We are very excited to extend this offering to Mexico and deepen our presence in the region.” 

Adyen’s unified commerce solution enables businesses to implement the most forward-thinking consumer journeys by equipping them with best-in-class technology and insights. By providing a cohesive overview of all transaction activity, Adyen’s single platform generates transparency into cross-channel consumer behavior. This rich data in turn empowers businesses to make more data-driven decisions – including how to best personalize consumer interactions to build stronger engagement and loyalty. 

Unified commerce goes hand-in-hand with Adyen’s recently enabled local acquiring capabilities in Mexico. Having direct payment connections to local and global card and banking networks not only increases speed and reliability, it also facilitates higher authorization rates for Mexican businesses. The company looks forward to becoming the financial technology platform of choice in Mexico, as it continues to power the future of commerce. 

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Teck and Agnico Eagle Announce Agreement on the San Nicolás Copper-Zinc Project located in Zacatecas, Mexico

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Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (TSX: AEM) (NYSE: AEM) (“Agnico Eagle”) and Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A) (TSX: TECK.B) (NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) announced today that Agnico Eagle has agreed to subscribe for a 50% interest in Minas de San Nicolás, S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“MSN”), a wholly-owned Teck subsidiary which owns the San Nicolás copper-zinc development project located in Zacatecas, Mexico (the “Transaction”). As a result of the Transaction, Teck and Agnico Eagle will become 50/50 joint venture partners at San Nicolás. 

“San Nicolás is a high-quality project, located in a leading mining jurisdiction, with high grades, extremely competitive capital intensity, and first quartile costs,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck. “The opportunity to add the operating and development experience of Agnico Eagle should generate substantial benefits for the project including for all stakeholders throughout the project life cycle.”

“This is a unique opportunity to create a long-term partnership between two high quality mining companies working together to de-risk and optimize a world class VMS deposit in a premier mining jurisdiction,” added Ammar Al-Joundi, President and CEO of Agnico Eagle. “Agnico Eagle’s project development, permitting and construction experience in Mexico, combined with Teck’s base metals expertise, operating excellence and marketing leadership, are complementary skillsets and will contribute to the timely and successful development and operation of San Nicolás.”

 

Transaction Highlights

  • Agnico Eagle will subscribe for US$580 million of MSN shares, giving Agnico Eagle a 50% interest in MSN.  The subscription proceeds received from Agnico Eagle will be used by MSN to fund the first US$580 million of post-closing costs with subsequent funding to be contributed according to each partner’s ownership percentage.  Agnico Eagle’s contributions will be made as study and development costs are incurred – there is no up-front payment from Agnico Eagle
  • The US$580 million share subscription implies a notional US$290 million acquisition cost to Agnico Eagle for 50% of the San Nicolás project plus the contribution by Agnico Eagle of 50% of the first US$580 million of project costs for its own account
  • Agnico Eagle’s funding in the first two years is expected to be approximately US$50 million
  • Establishes a 50/50 joint venture between two Canadian-based global mining leaders each with demonstrated track record of successful joint operations
  • Governance arrangements with equal representation from Teck and Agnico Eagle, to leverage and implement each shareholder’s skillsets
  • Agnico Eagle to be deemed to be a 50% shareholder in MSN for governance purposes upon closing of the Transaction, which is expected in the first half of 2023

 

San Nicolás Projects Highlights

  • Located in Zacatecas, a major mining state in Mexico, with significant geological potential and numerous poly-metallic and precious metals opportunities. In addition, Zacatecas has excellent access to infrastructure and a skilled workforce
  • San Nicolás is the largest undeveloped volcanic-hosted massive sulfide deposit (“VHMS”) deposit in Mexico and is one of the largest undeveloped VHMS deposits globally. As at December 31, 2021, Teck estimated San Nicolás to contain 105.2 million tonnes of proven and probable mineral reserves at average grades of 1.12% copper, 1.48% zinc, 0.4 g/t gold and 22 g/t silver, or more than 2.0% on a copper equivalent basis
  • Prefeasibility study completed by Teck in March 2021 describes attractive economics and project parameters:
    • The project contemplates a modern truck-and-shovel open pit, processing, and flotation operation
    • First production expected in 2026, with an estimated mine life of 15 years and meaningful potential for mine life extension and regional exploration upside
    • Expected to produce 63 thousand tonnes per annum (ktpa) of copper and 147 ktpa of zinc in concentrate over its first five years of production
    • Average life of mine head grades of 1.13% copper and 1.49% zinc
    • Average C1 operating costs of US$(0.16)/lb copper and US$0.44/lb copper over the first five years of production and life of mine, respectively, net of by-products
    • US$842 million development capital cost estimate
    • 2.6 year payback and 33% after-tax Internal Rate of Return (IRR) based on US$3.50/lb copper and US$1.15/lb zinc
  • Teck and Agnico Eagle anticipate that development capital costs could be in the range of US$1,000 million to US$1,100 million, based on current cost environment and estimate accuracy. With development capital costs in this range, and assuming spot prices of approximately US$3.57/lb copper and US$1.46/lb zinc, the estimated payback period would be 2.5 to 2.8 years with an estimated after-tax IRR of 33% to 30%.

 

San Nicolás Study Status

A detailed plan to complete a feasibility study, permitting, and community engagement has been developed, with initial work underway since January 2022. Further, an environmental and social baseline survey, including in-depth archaeological surveys and clearances, was carried out by Teck from 2018 to 2021. Well-developed community engagement and investment programs have resulted in strong support for development from stakeholders near the project and more broadly in Zacatecas.

The feasibility study is expected to be completed early in 2024 with project sanction thereafter subject to receipt of permits.

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LGBTQ+ Activists Awarded Grants from Hornitos Tequila to Amplify Advocacy Work

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Earlier this year Hornitos Tequila proudly announced its official partnership with GLAAD – the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization – with the goal of identifying, honoring and celebrating LGBTQ community members who are spearheading change on a local and national level. As a brand that was founded on the belief that nothing great ever happens without taking a chance, Hornitos is proud to announce the inaugural selected grant recipients who have challenged the status quo for the better.

 

About the Grantees

 

DaShawn Usher and Julian J. Walker of Mobilizing Our Brothers Initiative (MOBI)

DaShawn Usher, Founder and Executive Director of MOBI, is a native New Yorker and an award-winning advocate, published researcher, and celebrated leader within the LGBT community and HIV prevention field. He has cultivated more than 15 years of extensive experience in research, program development and design, health communications, and campaigns. Julian J. Walker is an esteemed silver screen Actor, Author, and the Deputy Director of MOBI, this Jackson, MS native has spent the past seven years partnering with campaigns, leaders, universities, and organizations across the globe in hopes of creating safe spaces for LGBTQ+ POC.

MOBI is curated social connectivity events for gay and queer people of color to see their holistic self while promoting community, wellness, and personal development. MOBI’s signature programming includes MOBItalks, a personal and professional development series for Black gay men and MOBIfest, an interactive wellness experience that celebrates Black queer voices in fashion, music, visual arts and media.

The full MOBI team features: Anthony Curry (Director of Operations & Events), Dwyane Williams, Jr (Director of Community Engagement), and LaQuann Dawson (Visual Director).

 

Maria Louise Roman-Taylorson of [email protected] Coalition (TLC)

Maria Louise Roman-Taylorson has been a leader in social services for the transgender community in Los Angeles for more than 20 years. Maria is Vice President & Chief Operations Officer of the [email protected] Coalition, the largest Trans-lead organization in Los Angeles. As a 51-year-old Puerto Rican Latina woman who began her journey to self-discovery at age 19, Maria has become an outspoken voice, activist, and a role model to the Transgender community. Hornitos is honored to recognize Maria and TLC on their mission to advocate for the specific needs of the trans community through education, resources and empowerment. In recent years, TLC has hosted the G.A.R.R.A.S. Fashion Show (Groundbreaking Activism Redirecting and Reforming AllSystems) – an event that provides the opportunity for members of the Trans community to showcase themselves as high fashion models and leaders through community mobilization while participating to raise funds for the organization.

The grantees will be honored with an event in their respective cities this year, where each organization will receive a $10,000 grant to further their goals and commitment to the LGBTQ community. These grants are in addition to Hornitos’ initial donation of $135,000 to support GLAAD and its mission of giving the doers, creators and innovators the opportunity to take on issues and create meaningful change in the world.

“It has been our honor to partner with and learn from GLAAD over the course of the year, taking their guidance and connecting with changemaking individuals and organizations,” said Rashidi Hodari, Managing Director of Tequila at Beam Suntory. “Our first selected grantees – DaShawn, Julian and Maria – are a true manifestation of the Hornitos brand mission to provide inspiration and create opportunities that propel people to “take shots” of their own, no matter how big or small. We are proud to amplify their incredible work.”

 

For those who are interested in donating to the cause or learning more about how to get involved, please visit www.hornitostequila.com/x-glaad/.

 

About Hornitos® Tequila

Hornitos® Tequila has a history of breaking tradition dating back to 1950 when founder Don Francisco launched the brand in honor of Mexican Independence Day. The Hornitos family of tequilas keeps Don Francisco’s legacy alive, using the same high standards to cultivate the best and most flavorful agaves, molding them into premium tequilas that everyone can enjoy. Hornitos inspires its fans to adopt the same boundary-pushing mindset through its “A Shot Worth Taking” campaign that highlights the extraordinary things that can happen when people are willing to take a chance. Since the inception of “A Shot Worth Taking” in 2017, Hornitos has empowered fans to take their shot and provided funds and opportunities to make their aspirations achievable.

To learn more about Hornitos Tequila and its tradition breaking brand history, visit www.hornitostequila.com or follow along with Hornitos Tequila on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

 

About GLAAD

GLAAD rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance. As a dynamic media force, GLAAD tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love. For more information, please visit www.glaad.org or connect with GLAAD on Facebook and Twitter.

To learn more about GLAAD and its steadfast mission to advocate for the LGBTQ community, visit www.glaad.org or follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

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Monarch Butterfly Population in Mexico Rises by 35%

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The effects of climate change can be seen every day, from temperature changes to a rise in occurrences of natural disasters. While many experts and governments have their own actions and goals to combat it, the effects continue to present themselves. Other effects can include animal migration patterns altering, with some favoring other climates.

The once endangered species grew its presence in Mexico last year, and a recent study revealed a glimmer of hope as researchers tracked the butterfly’s migration patterns, despite the dwindling population numbers in the last few decades. On 23rd May 2022, experts said that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared to the previous season.

Last winter, the pockets of Mexican forest where the intrepid insects end up each year saw 35% more butterflies than in 2020, according to the study led by the local office of the environmental organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

In one of the planet’s most epic wildlife migrations, the slow-moving monarch butterflies travel south as many as 2,800 miles (4,500 km) from spots in Canada and the United States to hunker down for the winter in warmer Mexico, where millions cover entire trees that tourists flock to see.

The government commission for natural protected areas (CONANP) said the butterflies’ population covered 2.84 hectares (7.02 acres) this year, compared to 2.1 hectares (5.19 acres) last year. However, this compares to nearly 45 acres of Mexican forest covered with monarch butterflies in the mid-1990s.

The annual butterfly count doesn’t calculate the individual number of butterflies, but rather the number of acres they cover when they clump together on tree boughs.

The race to help the species recover is also tied to the crucial role it plays in the health of interconnected species. Each year the monarchs return to the United States and Canada on an annual migration that is threatened by the loss of the milkweed they feed on the north of the border, and deforestation in the butterfly reserves in Mexico.

Gloria Tavera, the regional director of Mexico’s Commission for National Protected Areas, said logging in the butterflies’ wintering ground rose by about 4.5% this year, to 13.9 hectares (34 acres). However, trees were lost to fire, drought or plant diseases, and pests. So overall tree loss in the 2021-22 season was about 18.8 hectares (46 acres), down from 20.6 hectares (51 acres) in the 2020-21 season. But dire challenges to the butterflies’ future persist, including climate change, illegal logging plus the growing scarcity of the plant where they lay their eggs.

Specifically, monarch butterflies boost ecosystems as pollinators, with their migratory journey promoting a wide range of flowering plants as well as helping crops humans tend, WWF Mexico head Jorge Rickards said in a statement accompanying the study.

Despite the recent uptick, the monarch butterflies’ “steady decline is worrisome,” the WWF added.

The group recommends more scientific monitoring, sustainable tourism, and forest management, as well as “alternative income-generating ventures” like mushroom production and tree nurseries to help restore the forest and boost local incomes.

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Best Contemporary Phone Directory – Mexico

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Directorio Guadalajara Código 33 Agencia de Publicidad y Marketing Digital, a marketing directory that is the first of its kind for its region, has secured its critical place in the Mexican economy by helping local companies secure a digital footprint. In a global economy that is currently going from rebound to recovery, its dedication to these clients and the understanding, empathetic way it serves them has become more critical than ever before, and so Código 33 is currently doing the best it can to get Mexico and its professionals back on their feet.

Since 2009, the company known as Directorio Guadalajara Código 33 Agencia de Publicidad y Marketing Digital has been making a name for itself as one of Guadalajara’s most prolific and successful agencies. Fundamentally, this company has made itself the first digital business directory in the region of Jalisco, and thus has become known as a hotspot of talent management and identification, allowing for a team to grow around it that focuses on curiosity, collaboration, and growth. The importance of this growth mindset in the team proper is how it can extend out to the clients, as Código 33’s clients and staff alike guide what it creates and achieves on an intrinsic level that is incredibly important to foster.

Thus, Código 33 has become a healthy organisation through naturalistic and sustainable development. With a client base that trust it implicitly with their company’s marketing and digital health, and a team that prioritise openness, honesty, and transparency when working with a client, information sharing is its default setting. In this manner, a client can always choose as much or as little input into the process as they would like, with Código 33 bending over backwards to ensure the process is as stress free as possible. Critically, it encourages an atmosphere where people are welcome to speak their mind.

Helping people become comfortable to speak their mind means setting the parameters of the environment in which they do so; for Código 33, this means building an ecosystem wherein people use their hearts and minds in tandem in order to think hard about what they say, when they say it, and how. This has created a business fuelled by both heart and head in equal measure. Therefore, its ‘measure twice, cut once’ attitude has also grown from the seeds this has sown, making for an internal culture of always double checking one’s working and then being sure and decisive with the following action that the research made possible, using resourcefulness and courage in order to do so.

This also feeds into its dedication to consistent improvement. With more companies under its wing than ever before, across a myriad of different industries from car agencies to bounce house parties, its marketing through its directory is an invaluable resource in its region, emboldened by straightforward, fair, level-headed, generous business strategies that allow it to maintain its independence. The tenacity it displays throughout each of its business moves has certainly heled it survive the tumult of the pandemic, playing a critical role for the health of the local economy in helping companies in their shift towards digital work, implementing its own changes to move towards innovative and hybrid work.

 

For business enquiries, contact Javier Bradley at Directorio Guadalajara Código 33 Agencia de Publicidad y Marketing Digital via email at  [email protected] or online at https://codigo33.com.mx/index.php/es/.

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