Matt King Receives Highest Rating from Butler County GOP for State Representative

 Matt King, Republican candidate for State Representative for Ohio’s new 46th House District, receives the highest rating possible of “Highly Recommended” by the Butler County Republican Party Screening Committee.

“I will fight for your freedoms and ensure that our government will never shut down businesses and schools ever again and I will defend your 2nd amendment right, medical freedoms and the unborn.” King continued, “I believe life begins at conception and I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Cincinnati Right to Life.”

Matt King is also endorsed by the Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones and Commissioner TC Rogers.

Matt King has positioned himself to be a political outsider in this race and is seeking the 46th House Seat, which consists of Liberty Township, Middletown, Monroe, Madison Township, Lemon Township and St. Clair Township. The Republican primary election will be on August 2.

King is a businessman with backgrounds in education, real estate, aviation and energy.

“I believe that we need people in office with real world experience. Everything is going up – inflation, property taxes and gas prices. I have the business background that Ohio needs,” Matt King added.

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Japan – MHI Receives MSCI’s ESG Rating of “AA” for the First Time

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an ESG Rating of “AA” from MSCI(Note) for the first time. The new 2022 rating represents an upgrade from the Company’s previous “A” rating, and it demonstrates the high assessment MSCI accords to MHI’s ESG initiatives.

MSCI’s ESG Ratings are given in seven ranked grades in descending order from AAA to CCC, based on the firm’s analysis of a company’s initiatives relating to environmental, social and governance issues. MSCI’s ESG Ratings serve as a global index for making ESG investments.

MHI is currently selected for inclusion in all four of the ESG investment indices used by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), which is the largest pension fund in the world: FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index, MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index, MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN), and S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index. The Company is also included in the Asia Pacific Index of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the world’s leading ESG stock investment indices.

Going forward, MHI will continue to harness the power of technology to develop solutions to the world’s social issues, marking growth as a business corporation that contributes to achieving a sustainable society and a secure future for the earth and all who inhabit it.

MSCI Inc. is an American financial services provider based in New York and listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). MSCI provides a variety of tools to support investment decisions by institutional investors around the world, including large public pension funds, asset management companies, hedge funds, etc.

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About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, smart infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit or follow our insights and stories on

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Holoptic Receives Follow-on Purchase Order for Holograms Used in Augmented Reality

 Holoptic LLC, a developer of high-performance Holographic Optical Elements (HOEs), has been awarded a follow-on order for its HOEs. The HOEs will be integrated in augmented reality (AR) based smart glasses. Using volumetric holographic gratings, the HOE reflect infrared radiation back to sensors to enable eye-tracking. As AR and VR technologies advance, eye-tracking is becoming more important as it enables foveated rendering.

“We are proud to receive an additional order from this important customer, which is a significant vote of confidence for our technology and team,” said Suleyman Turgut, Chief Revenue Officer. “AR and VR technologies are at the forefront of innovation in displays.”

Some of the key challenges in AR and VR hardware are the long load times and subpar resolution of current displays in near-to-eye situations. Foveated rendering in a display means the highest resolution renders at the center of the viewer’s retina, and with lower resolution elsewhere, mimicking the eye’s own loss of visual acuity outside the central area; this reduces the computing power necessary for rendering. However, this kind of display has high requirements for eye-tracking accuracy, as the device must be able to know precisely where the viewer is looking to render correctly and feel natural to the viewer. Holoptic’s HOE technology can accomplish this with reduced size and weight for a more natural user experience.

HOEs can help make a variety of technology applications possible. To learn more about Holoptic’s HOEs, visit its website or contact

Holoptic LLC

Suleyman Turgut




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  • Computer Hardware
  • Consumer Electronics
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Japan – MHI Receives Contract for Extensions to the Macau LRT Network Using an AGT System

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) of the Macau Special Administrative Region in China for extensions of the Macau Light Rapid Transit(1) (MLRT) network using an Automated Guideway Transit(2) (AGT) system. The project will extend the MLRT Taipa Line opened in December 2019. MHI will make use of the accumulated knowledge of MHI Group, focusing its efforts on strengthening the system for safe and smooth transport in the Macau metropolitan area.

Macau LRT (Taipa Line)

This project comprises three new extensions from the Taipa Line (11 stations, 9.3km) currently operating on the Taipa island area of Macau, a district lined with new resort hotels. The Barra Extension (1 station expansion, 3.4km) will link the line to the Macau Peninsula opposite the island, the Seac Pai Van Extension (2 stations plus transfer station expansion, 1.3km) will provide access to Seac Pai Van, an area projected to grow in population and the planned site for construction of a large hospital, and the Hengqin Extension (2 station expansions, 2.2km) will run to Hengqin in China. The Seac Pai Van and Hengqin extensions will be executed under a three-company consortium with local general contractors Top Builders Macau Co. Ltd. and Hou Chun Construction and Engineering Company Limited. The project will contribute to further advancement of the regional economy and human resources development.

MHI will handle the entire system including the signals, communication systems, power supply facilities, track construction, platform doors, and fare charge machines (excluding construction of station buildings, civil engineering work, and rolling stock). The rolling stock planned for the lines are the AGT cars already delivered for the Taipa Line. For the project of the Taipa Line, MHI Group supplied 110 AGT cars, signal and train control equipment, power supply facilities, communication systems, tracks, maintenance facilities, platform doors, and fare charge machines. MHI also received an overhaul maintenance contract for the rolling stock for five years from the start of operations and will continue to support the stable operations of MLRT.

Going forward, MHI will utilize its extensive track record providing AGT systems in Japan, Singapore, South Korea, UAE (Dubai), and other areas throughout the world, along with the strength of its high-quality O&M (operations and maintenance) services to compete for the lead in the market for new transport system in Japan and overseas. MHI will make use of knowledge it has accumulated through experience implementing AGT systems to alleviate congestion in the Macau metropolitan area and will continue supplying safe and low-carbon transport solutions that will help support economic development and provide better convenience to people in countries around the world.

(1) The original abbreviation of LRT as “light rail transit” is widely used, but MLRT instead uses it to mean “light rapid transit” after the system’s high-speed performance.
(2) AGT systems are a new type of fully automated transport system with electric power drives, used in airports around the world to provide mobility between terminals and to nearby facilities. The system utilizes rubber tires to provide a smooth ride with low noise.

About MHI Group

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group is one of the world’s leading industrial groups, spanning energy, logistics & infrastructure, industrial machinery, aerospace and defense. MHI Group combines cutting-edge technology with deep experience to deliver innovative, integrated solutions that help to realize a carbon neutral world, improve the quality of life and ensure a safer world. For more information, please visit or follow our insights and stories on

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Author Receives Multiple National Recognitions Through the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD

 Sonja Lange Wendt, author of the Children’s book series Cultivating Compassion in Children, won the 2022 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD (IPA) Distinguished Favorite for her children’s book, Can Old Be Beautiful under the category of Children’s: Inspirational/Motivational. In addition she won the 2022 IPA Distinguished Favorite for her parenting book, Growing Compassionate Children: Grower’s Guide under the category of Parenting & Family.

The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected IPA Award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.

The children’s book, Can Old Be Beautiful, is an Amazon #1 Best Seller book in categories including Peer Pressure, Values, Self-Esteem & Self-Respect. It is about six-year-old Maggie as she questions her grandmother whether old things can be beautiful. The intent of this story is to see beauty from beyond societal norms to what is simply natural in life. It can lead to thoughts and discussion on positive self-esteem. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and culturally diverse. This is a warm and wonderful multigenerational book for parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends to read to young children.

The parenting book, Cultivating Compassion in Children: A Grower’s Guide, is a first place award winning parenting book that includes twelve steps of “growing” compassionate children. There are stories and topics addressing the impacts of societal issues such as the use of social media, anger, mental health, and violence to focusing on acts of kindness, inclusion and acceptance. It is an engaging, thought-provoking, creatively designed book useful for prompting discussion.

In 2022, the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD had entries worldwide. Authors and publishers from countries such as Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Jordan, Puerto Rico, Switzerland participated.

Books submitted included writers based in cities such as Anchorage to Memphis; from Berkeley to Philadelphia; Calgary to Sydney; from Albuquerque to New York City; from Princeton to Santa Monica as well as others.

“We are proud to announce the winners and distinguished favorites in our annual 2022 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD. This year included an array of quality and diverse independent books,” Olczak said. “It’s crystal clear that independent publishing is pushing on every corner of the earth with great content. We are thrilled to be highlighting key titles representing global independent publishing.” said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

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