Dele Lowman Declares Mayoral Candidacy Promising Visionary Leadership & Operational Excellence

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ATLANTAJuly 14, 2023PRLog — Dele Lowman, a long-time resident of Stonecrest and highly accomplished community leader, officially announces her bid for the position of Mayor of Stonecrest. With a 20+ year, proven track record in public management, inclusive policy development, and a commitment to  community welfare, Lowman is poised to bring visionary leadership to the city.

“I am running for Mayor of Stonecrest to raise the bar for our city and demonstrate the kind of forthright and effective leadership Stonecrest residents should expect from their elected officials.” Dele Lowman

Lowman’s professional career boasts a wealth of applied experience that will prove vital to the office of Mayor. Lowman honed her skills in organizational leadership as a past city and county executive, overseeing functions including strategic planning, human resources, communications, information technology, finance, legislative affairs, and elections. Under her leadership as Chair of the DeKalb County Board of Registration & Elections, she oversaw a turnaround of the Voter Registration & Elections Office resulting in their recognition as the state’s first Center for Elections Excellence. And her current role as a Senior Vice President with GovHR USA, an Illinois-based local government executive recruiting and consulting firm, grants her access to municipal governments around the country. Accordingly, Lowman possesses expert knowledge of local government with a pointed interest in the newly founded city of Stonecrest.

“In order for Stonecrest to flourish, we first need to do the basics well. That includes governing with transparency, getting our financial house in order, and stopping the revolving door of staff at City Hall. Then we can quickly turn our attention to the services, programs, and amenities that will enhance our quality of life and the character of our community.” Dele Lowman

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Lowman has a strong dedication to community engagement and economic advancement–and through her efforts, she has witnessed firsthand the potential and resilience of the Stonecrest community. Lowman volunteered for the Stonecrest Economic Development Subcommittee during the city’s formation, contributing to recommendations for the new city’s economic development model. She later served as the founding President of the Stonecrest Citizens’ Coalition (SCC), a grassroots organization with a mission to educate residents and advocate for transparent and accountable government. During her tenure, SCC partnered with other grassroots organizations to prevent harmful commercial development, advocate for MARTA rail expansion to Stonecrest, and mobilize parents to preserve access to Browns Mill Recreation Center. She has also served in several volunteer capacities at Browns Mill Elementary School and lent her strategic planning expertise to multiple community organizations in Stonecrest and South DeKalb.   Lowman’s commitment to social justice has led her to write and advocate for policies promoting housing equity, tenants’ rights, voter access, environmental sustainability, and economic empowerment.

“We need leadership that will not only restore our credibility as a city, but has the skill and vision to help Stonecrest become a vibrant, prosperous community. I am committed to this cause, and I am ready to step up.” Dele Lowman

Lowman’s educational achievements include graduating from prestigious programs such as National Urban Fellows, Leadership ICMA (International City/County Managers Association), America’s Leaders of Change, the Atlanta Regional Commission Regional Leadership Institute, and Leadership Broward. She is a distinguished graduate of Florida A&M University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree, and Baruch College where she obtained her Masters of Public Administration.

With her visionary leadership, extensive expertise, and unwavering commitment to Stonecrest citizens, Dele Lowman is set to usher in a new era of progress for Stonecrest as its next and most impactful Mayor.

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Ricoh declares June as Global SDGs Action Month 2023

Empowering employees globally to accelerate Ricohs contribution to UNs Sustainable Development Goals


Ricoh has once again declared June as Global SDGs Action Month to inspire and empower its 80,000+ employees by raising awareness of Ricohs SDGs efforts and senior management commitment and offering SDGs related activities that they can participate and contribute to the circular economy. This Groupwide initiative aims to create a strong sense of unity and further drive Ricohs contribution to SDGs.

This year marks the 18th anniversary since its 2006 launch. Initially, the annual initiative was held around the World Environment Day on June 5th, and called Global Ricoh Eco Action, to encourage employees to think and act about the environment and take eco actions. In 2019, the initiative name was renewed to the current Global SDGs Action Month and has been a forum for our employees to think and act in unison, not only on eco-action such as global warming countermeasures to realize a zero-carbon society, but also on solutions to a wide range of social issues.

Akira Oyama, President and CEO, says: Our managements unwavering commitment to resolving social issues serves as the bedrock for the sustainable enhancement of corporate value. Through the month-long celebration of our achievements and renewed dedication to the SDGs through the Global SDGs Action Month, I firmly believe that the Ricoh Group will continue to pursue an even more meaningful impact on society.

Ricoh Global SDGs Action 2023 Overview

Period:June 130, 2023

Theme: Accelerate SDGs Action-business alignment

Global common activities:

  • Learn how Ricohs business is connected to the SDGs and our Fulfilment through Work vision
    Videos introducing how Ricoh Groups products and services contribute to solving social issues and our business activities related to the SDGs in our factories and other areas of our organization will be available for employees to recognize how their own work is connected to the SDGs.
  • Action for sustainable society and planet
    With the participation of Ricoh Group employees through Activity1 (Know) and Activity 2 (Experience, Connect), we bring SDGs action and business growth together globally. Focus of the activities is contribution to the circular economy and local communities. Activities include online seminars and individual trash picking/photo posting on garbage collection social media.
  • Learn from leaders!
    Ricohs senior management declares that the Ricoh Group address and resolve social issues. By sharing the leaders thoughts, we encourage employees to take actions to resolve social issues.

Regional activities:


  • Interactive seminars with senior management and their message dissemination to accelerate the alignment between business and SDGs.


  • Employees across the region will be focused on taking action in their local communities aligned to Europes Inclusion in the Workplace theme
  • Employee sharing of Community Impact activities, both Ricoh-led and personally-led activities, through submission of pictures/videos and bullet-point description.

3.North America

  • Ricohs SDG and ESG story showcase through thought leadership, customer successes, and Ricohs rich history of leading-edge sustainable innovation.
  • Celebrations of World Environment Day, Pride Month, Juneteenth (U.S.), and National Indigenous History Month (Canada) to feature the SDGs in action across the region.

4.Asia Pacific

  • Announcement of the optimization of Ricoh New Zealands vehicle fleet from 109 to 66 vehicles with the implementation of a Remote First service model since 2019 and the conversion of the fleet to hybrid models to achieve a 50% reduction in fuel usage.
  • Donation of winter pajamas to children living in poverty in collaboration with the Kindness Collective charity organization in New Zealand.
  • Volunteers from Ricoh Thailand to help with road repairs in Bangkoks Prawet district and cleanup of the coastal areas in Rayong province.
  • Vertical vegetable gardening initiative by Ricoh Philippines warehouse staff using used waste toner bottles.

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Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricohs global operation reaches customers in approximately 200 countries and regions, supported by cultivated knowledge, technologies, and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-year history. In the financial year ended March 2023, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,134 billion yen (approx. 16.0 billion USD).

It is Ricohs mission and vision to empower individuals to find Fulfillment through Work by understanding and transforming how people work so we can unleash their potential and creativity to realize a sustainable future.

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PM declares 44th Chess Olympiad open

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi declared open the 44th Chess Olympiad at JLN Indoor Stadium, Chennai today. Shri R N Ravi, Governor Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri M. K. Stalin, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports;  Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Union Minister of State for Information&Broadcasting Shri L Murugan, President of International Chess Federation (FIDE), Mr Arkady Dvorkovich were also present on the occasion.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister welcomed all the players and chess lovers from all over the world to India. He noted the significance of the time of the event as it falls during the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’. He added that the most prestigious tournament in chess has come to India, the home of chess.

The Prime Minister noted that the 44th Chess Olympiad has been a tournament of many firsts and records. This is the first time the Chess Olympiad is being held in the place of origin of chess, India. It is coming to Asia for the first time in 3 decades. It has the highest ever number of countries participating. It has the highest ever number of teams participating. It has the highest number of entries in the women’s section. The first ever Torch Relay of the Chess Olympiad started this time, he said.

The Prime Minister highlighted that Tamil Nadu has a strong historical connection with chess. This is why it is a chess powerhouse for India. It has produced many of India’s chess grandmasters. It is home to the finest minds, vibrant culture and the oldest language in the world, Tamil.

Click the link for PM’s full speech

During his address Union Minister Shri Anurag Thakur said that India is the land where the game of chess originated and it’s a pride moment for us to see India hosting this prestigious event for the first time in the history. Union Minister added that 40 days ago, the first ever torch relay of the Chess Olympiad was handed over to the Prime Minister, who then handed it over to our chess legend Vishwanathan Anand. Torch Relay travelled to 75 icon places as the country celebrates 75th years of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahostav.

— Office of Mr. Anurag Thakur (@Anurag_Office) July 28, 2022

Shri Thakursaid that Prime Minister has shown his unwavering support for the sports and sports persons.Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support and passion inspires all of us to work towards the betterment of sports and make India a global sporting nation. Currently more than 300 infrastructures projects which cost Rs 2700 crores are under construction. Shri Thakur also highlighted how Khelo India scheme helped in nurturing young athletes.

Being the host, India is set to field 20 players – their biggest ever contingent – at the 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad. India is entitled to field 2 teams each in the Open and Women’s category. Over 2000 participants will be representing at the event from 188 countries, highest in the history of the Chess Olympiad. The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad is bringheld in Chennai from July 28 to August 10, 2022.



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NTPC declares Q3/ 9M FY22 Unaudited Results

The Country’s largest power generator- NTPC Ltd., with a present group installed capacity of 67,757.42 MW, declared the unaudited financial results for Q3/9M FY22 on 29 January 2022.

NTPC group has recorded gross generation of 87.92 Billion Units in Q3 FY22 and 264.70 Billion Units in 9M FY22 as against 76.53 Billion Units and 222.41 Billion Units during the previous corresponding periods of last year registering an increase of 14.88% and 19.01% respectively. On standalone basis, the gross generation of NTPC for Q3 FY22 was 72.70 Billion Units and in 9M FY22 was 219.26 Billion Units as compared to 65.42 Billion Units and 193.28 Billion Units in the corresponding previous periods registering an increase of 11.13% and 13.44% respectively. Coal stations achieved a Plant Load Factor of 68.95% as against National Average of 57.02% during the 9M FY22.

On standalone basis, Total Income was ₹ 29,837.13 crore in Q3 FY22 and ₹ 85,912.38 crore in 9M FY22 as against ₹ 25,268.56 crore and ₹ 75,312.89 crore during the previous corresponding periods of last year. PAT was ₹ 4,131.99 crore in Q3 FY22 and ₹ 10,489.53 crore in 9M FY22 as against ₹ 3,315.34 crore and ₹ 9,290.30 crore during the previous corresponding periods of last year, registering an increase of 24.63% and 12.91% respectively.

On consolidated basis, Total Income was ₹ 33,783.62 crore in Q3 FY22 and ₹ 97,269.89 crore in 9M FY22 as against ₹ 28,387.27 crore and ₹ 83,859.59 crore during the previous corresponding periods of last year. PAT was ₹ 4,626.11 crore in Q3 FY22 and ₹ 11,760.78 crore in 9M FY22 as against ₹ 3,876.36 crore and ₹ 10,319.91 crore during the previous corresponding periods of last year, registering an increase of 19.34% and 13.96% respectively.

The Board of Directors has approved an interim dividend for FY22 @ 40% of paid-up share capital i.e. ₹ 4/- per equity share of face value of ₹10/- each.



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Ricoh declares June as Global SDGs Action Month

Global common activities

  • SDGs World Tour (for employees)
    Showcase weekly online the social and SDG contribution activities throughout the Ricoh Group global companies.
  • SDGs Action—Start from what you can do (at an organization level)
    Each Ricoh Group company plans and implements various SDGs activities and shares the outcomes within the Ricoh Group.
  • Smile for SDGs Action (for all organizations)
    Recognize those teams who demonstrated exceptional ideas in implementing SDGs activities.

Activities at each company
1. Ricoh Japan

  • Set activity themes, targets, and implement the three categories that contribute to the SDGs: “Digitization of the workplace,” “Provision of digital services,” and “Reinforcement of internal business process.”

2. Ricoh USA

  • Wear green for World Environment Day (observed on June 4) to raise awareness.
  • Celebrate Pride Month via Webinar in partnership with Ricoh Canada (June 17).
  • Launch a new People, Planet, and Prosperity Award program, and annual SDG Spotlight Award.

3. Ricoh Latin America

  • Wear green for “The Green Challenge” (June 4th to June 30th).
  • “The Green Lunch” is a series of one-hour sessions every Friday in June on “Everything you want to know about the SDGs” with discussions, Q&A, feedback, resource sharing, training materials.

4. Ricoh Europe

  • Collect and share photos of activities that employees have undertaken during the COVID-19 impact and sustainable recovery.

5. Ricoh Asia Pacific

  • Declare Eco Action Pledge related to SDGs and ocean plastics will be offset for every organization, school, and individual pledge received.
  • Distribute seeds to the community in support of Singapore’s 30-by-30 vision.

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Ricoh’s approach to sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals

About Ricoh

Ricoh is empowering digital workplaces using innovative technologies and services, thus enabling individuals to work smarter.
With cultivated knowledge and organizational capabilities nurtured over its 85-years history, Ricoh is a leading provider of document management solutions, IT services, communications services, commercial and industrial printing, digital cameras, and industrial systems.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group has major operations throughout the world and its products and services now reach customers in approximately 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ended March 2021, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,682 billion yen (approx. 15.1 billion USD).
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