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Balincan’s Tekumo to Expand Use of Water Conservation Technology in MDUs
Technology

Balincan’s Tekumo to Expand Use of Water Conservation Technology in MDUs

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Balincan USA Inc. (“Balincan” or the Company) announces that Tekumo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Balincan USA, is expanding the use of their water conservation, advanced smart metering, leak detection and monitoring technology in the multi-family residential industry.  As inflation remains a headline, the cost of water for property managers continues to rise sharply. Water use affects a property’s operating costs and environmental footprint. Implementing water-conservation solutions in commercial buildings can decrease direct costs by approximately 15-20 percent. “Advanced metering technology, smart edge devices, combined with 24/7 monitoring and alerts, can significantly reduce building water costs”, states Chris Nichols, Chief Strateg...
The Somali Diaspora and its Journey to Political Victories in the West
Politics

The Somali Diaspora and its Journey to Political Victories in the West

WASHINGTON —  From refugees to elected office, 14 Somali Americans have won legislative seats across the U.S. this year. Some also have been elected to city councils, school boards and the boards of parks and recreation in their respective cities. The U.S. midterm elections have proved to be historic for Somalis, with more women elected to public offices than ever before. VOA Somali Service’s Torch Program explains how Somalis who arrived as migrants and refugees to the West have made their way into politics. Hashi Shafi, executive director of the Somali Action Alliance, a Minneapolis-based community organization in the northern U.S. state of Minnesota, says the campaign that led Somalis to shine in U.S. politics started right after 9/11 with a community-based voter registration progra...