Core Values – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 05:04:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://18-98plus.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-3-150x150.png Core Values – 18-98 Plus http://18-98plus.com/ 32 32 Humanitarian Access, Safety and Security Manager (HASSM) – Somalia https://18-98plus.com/humanitarian-access-safety-and-security-manager-hassm-somalia/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 05:04:50 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/humanitarian-access-safety-and-security-manager-hassm-somalia/ The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC provides vital care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and 22 […]]]>

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC provides vital care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee war or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and 22 US cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions of uprooted people struggling to survive. The IRC leads the way home evil **. **

The International Rescue Committee has worked in Somalia since 2006, providing essential services to communities affected by conflict and disaster. The IRC has been operational in Central Somalia (Galmudug, Puntland and South West regions) and Banadir, implementing interventions in the areas of livelihoods, WASH, governance and peacebuilding, gender-based violence, nutrition, education and health, reaching over 200,000 people affected by conflict and drought. people.

Job overview:

The Humanitarian Access Security and Safety Manager (HASSM) will advise, update and implement IRC security standards and requirements under the oversight of the National Security and Safety Advisor (CSSA) ). The HASSM will provide support for the expansion of programming in SWS and build acceptance of IRC’s humanitarian presence and efforts in the Baidoa region by liaising closely with local stakeholders and partners. The HASSM will be based in Baidoa with regular travel to all field sites, providing support, capacity building and documentation to field leaders (field coordinators and managers) as well as all focal points security (men and women) within the country programme. He/she will support the National Safety and Security Advisor as required.

Safety and security management planning

  • Provide technical support to Baidoa office and Country Program (as requested) on all policies, procedures, guidelines and planning for staff security, operational security and program continuity.
  • Develop, review and update the Security Management Plan (SMP) for Baidoa. Help ensure that field sites have up-to-date SMPs, including security risk assessments, SOPs and context-specific contingency plans. Reference and ensure compliance with the IRC Security Management Framework.
  • Work with field management and the Deputy Director of Operations to develop, consolidate and implement operational procedures and contingency plans.
  • Assess, review and update evacuation plans for Baidoa and ensure practical preparations are in place and known to staff.
  • Perform risk assessments of contracted and prospective offices and residences. Follow up on actions to be taken to ensure compliance with safety and security standards, including the specific point raised by the Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) team.
  • Undertake regular assessments of equipment and protocols for the use of this equipment, to ensure minimum safety requirements are met.
  • Conduct regular in-person and remote safety and security assessments at each field location to assess level of compliance with relevant security plans and procedures designed for each geographic area.
  • In coordination with the CSSA, liaise with relevant security actors (e.g. NGOs, UN and other security focal points) and attend relevant coordination meetings.

Program support and humanitarian access

  • Collaborate with the program team to ensure that the IRC, its mission and its work in the areas of operations are known and accepted.

  • Develop ongoing relationships with community elders and other stakeholders to ensure the IRC’s mission and work within SWS is known, accepted and safe.

  • Provide technical input and guidance in assessments and proposals for potential IRC programming in new geographies, as required.

  • Support local partners to ensure proper compliance with IRC safety and security standards and requirements according to the level of responsibility mentioned in the legal clause of the partnership agreement (for example: 50% / 50% for the project REACH/GAVI)

  • Design and revise the acceptance strategy in collaboration with the CSSA.

  • Ensure that the stakeholder mapping/analysis is updated and reviewed regularly (every 6 months).

  • Work closely with the regional humanitarian access team to ensure the strategy is appropriate

and implemented.

  • Ensure appropriate support to field staff through regular site visits, producing reports with action points to monitor, including

Monitoring, analysis, reports

  • Produce and/or review Incident Reports (PIRs) submitted by the field (within 24 hours). Work with CSSA and field teams to ensure proper incident management.
  • Provide credible information and contextual understanding of localized security situations and incidents, as well as appropriate advice and analysis to IRC field management, CSSA and program management staff.
  • Compile and submit monthly security reports that track incidents and trends in the IRC area of ​​operation. Submit daily background updates to CSSA.
  • Coordinate with CSSA to produce the Daily Situation Report (DSR) by 12:00 p.m. and share with CSSA and leaders in the field.

Safety training and orientation

  • Work closely with CSSA to identify learning and development needs. The training plan must be sent to the CSSA and the management in the field before October each year.
  • Provide regular training to staff based on identified needs. Trainings may include SOPs, humanitarian negotiations, contextual understanding, risk management, incident management and reporting, humanitarian principles, safety and security preparedness, etc. Mentor field leaders and field security focal points.
  • Maintain, review and update the IRC security briefing package for new staff and visitors
  • Provide arrival information to new and returning visitors to Baidoa.

Professional experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of work experience in non-profit organizations or NGOs within international humanitarian assistance programs with demonstrated abilities in planning, organizing and executing security operations on field.
  • Experience in applying humanitarian principles, codes of conduct and ideally specific sub-sector work related to NGO field operations contexts.
  • Previous experience as a trainer with the ability to develop, implement, facilitate and deliver learning to a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to gain an accurate understanding of different local, regional, national and international policies, operational positions and interactions, providing clear dynamic briefings and analysis of given and ongoing security and political situations as they arise.
  • Experience working in complex humanitarian contexts supporting changing program and partner priorities in emergency or refugee settings.
  • Good working knowledge of communication systems (satellite communications, VHF/HF radio).
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong sense of personal integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team spirit and problem solving skills; desire to learn
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage large amounts of information and prioritize work

How to register

Apply the following link:

https://rescue.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/35126?c=rescue

Standards of Professional Conduct: The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values ​​and principles set out in the IRC Way – Code of Conduct. These are integrity, service and responsibility. In line with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on beneficiary protection from exploitation and abuse, child protection, harassment-free workplace, fiscal integrity, anti-retaliation, fight against human trafficking and many others.

Gender equality: The IRC is committed to closing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce, including parental leave, gender-sensitive safety protocols, and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Diversity and inclusion: At IRC, we are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values ​​diversity. Organizations that are diverse in terms of age, gender identity, race, physical or mental ability, nationality, and outlook are validated to be better organizations. More importantly, creating a safe work environment where everyone, regardless of background, can do their best is the right thing to do. So bring your whole being to work.

IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful and safe work environment where all people are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. In line with our core values ​​of Integrity, Service, Accountability and Equality, IRC strives to maintain a work environment based on mutual respect in which all individuals treat each other professionally and free from bias, prejudice and harassment. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation or intimidation of IRC Persons in any work setting. All IRC staff, wherever located, are responsible for creating an environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and retaliation.

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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Catania family sells Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis after 22 years https://18-98plus.com/catania-family-sells-cape-codder-resort-spa-in-hyannis-after-22-years/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 09:54:55 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/catania-family-sells-cape-codder-resort-spa-in-hyannis-after-22-years/ HYANNIS ― William and Debra Catania, the sibling owners of Cape Codder Resort & Spa, plan to sell the resort they have owned since 2000. Plymouth-based Linchris Hotel Corporation is the buyer, Catania said. An agreement is in place but has not been finalized. The closure is scheduled for December 5, but that could change, […]]]>

HYANNIS ― William and Debra Catania, the sibling owners of Cape Codder Resort & Spa, plan to sell the resort they have owned since 2000.

Plymouth-based Linchris Hotel Corporation is the buyer, Catania said. An agreement is in place but has not been finalized. The closure is scheduled for December 5, but that could change, he said.

Catania said the Hearth ‘N Kettle restaurant was not part of the sale. He did not share a sale price.

“It was a tough decision for Deb and me,” Catania said in a phone interview Wednesday. “We have a lot of long-time employees. We deeply respect and appreciate the employees who have worked for us over the decades”

Hearth ‘N Kettle Properties bought the resort and spa in 2000 for $7.5 million, according to the Barnstable Registry of Deeds. The property at 1225 Iyannough Road is valued at $18,941,800.

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Interview with David Lipson, ABC PM https://18-98plus.com/interview-with-david-lipson-abc-pm/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 09:13:47 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/interview-with-david-lipson-abc-pm/ David Lipson, host: Senator Penny Wong is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and we talked about that earlier. Minister, thank you for your time. Penny Wong, Minister of Foreign Affairs: Good to be with you. Lipson: Joe Biden says it’s unlikely that missile that hit Poland was fired from inside Russia. Do you have any […]]]>

David Lipson, host: Senator Penny Wong is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and we talked about that earlier. Minister, thank you for your time.

Penny Wong, Minister of Foreign Affairs: Good to be with you.

Lipson: Joe Biden says it’s unlikely that missile that hit Poland was fired from inside Russia. Do you have any information on its origin or who fired it?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Listen, clearly this is still an evolving situation and figuring out where these missiles are coming from is something that needs investigation. So I note that President Duda of Poland indicated that there would be an investigation to determine the origin of the missiles, and that was supported by the United States and others. I therefore think that at this time I would call for calm and I would await the result of such an investigation.

Lipson: Poland is a member of NATO. If it turns out to have been shot by Russians, what should NATO do in response, and could that mean escalation?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Listen, we know that Russia’s reckless use of force across Ukraine is both illegal, immoral and dangerous to the region. And we know that any conflict carries the risk of miscalculation. What I would like to say at this point is to echo the words of the Polish Prime Minister who urged all Poles to remain calm and cautious. And I think that’s the most responsible way to respond and handle the situation that we’re seeing.

I spoke this morning to the Prime Minister who, as you know, is at the G20. Well, he will be talking to his European counterparts this morning. I also spoke with the Australian Ambassador to Poland and the Polish Chargé d’Affaires here in Australia about the situation and also to express our condolences for the loss of life.

Lipson: Moving on to the Prime Minister’s meeting with the Chinese President, you have done a lot of legwork for this meeting to take place. How much of a breakthrough is that?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: I think that’s what foreign ministers do, isn’t it? We have to make representations on behalf of the country. So, you know, it’s always a privilege, and I think it’s a big step. This is a very important step. When we came to government, we said at the start that we thought it was in Australia’s and China’s interests that bilateral relations be stabilized. We have made it clear that we will not abandon any of our national security policy parameters. We have made it clear that we will continue to uphold Australian interests and Australian values.

But we have made it clear that we are open to dialogue and engagement, as we believe this is the best way to manage differences wisely. We will therefore cooperate with China where we can, disagree where we must, and engage with China in our national interest.

Lipson: There is much skepticism about the significance of the meeting, largely because Australia has already chosen to side with the United States as strategic competition in the region intensifies and over issues like the independence of Taiwan as well. Do you think this skepticism is justified?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Well, I would question, first of all, the framework of the question you just asked us. We are an ally of the United States, and the alliance is central to our security arrangements. What Australia is defending is Australia’s interests and Australia’s interests, alongside the United States and the countries of Southeast Asia, is that there is a region stable, secure and prosperous in which sovereignty is respected.

This is how we approach our engagement with Southeast Asia and the Pacific. I made it clear that we should not see the region – the region’s problems – as entirely related to conflict or great power competition. What we should be aiming for is the kind of region we want with the United States, with partners, with Southeast Asian countries. And that’s been my message to the region since we were elected.

Lipson: So can we expect this meeting to lead to an imminent lifting of the trade sanctions imposed by China?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Well, that’s ultimately China’s business. We have made it clear that we believe this should be the case. We have made it clear that we believe it is not only in Australia’s interest, but also China’s, that these trade blockages be lifted, and we will continue to advocate that view.

Lipson: Is the meeting itself a signal to Chinese students, tourists, businesses and others that Australia is open to them again?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Well, look, I think, you know, one of the many downsides of the way the Coalition has approached this issue in government is that it’s sent very negative and divisive messages, including within the Australian community. You know, we are a multicultural nation, a nation that accepts and respects, and we are a nation that has made global trade to our advantage for decades. And not just traded, you know, commodities, but also services like education. And what we should continue to do is continue to articulate that and continue to say clearly that despite the differences we may have, we will continue to engage and dialogue.

Lipson: And what about the detention of Australian citizens Cheng Lei and Yang Hengjun? Does this encounter and what may follow bring us any closer to their release in your mind?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Look, we’ve made it clear in meetings that we’ve had the priority we give to Dr. Yang and Cheng Lei, as well as our stance on other consular matters. We will continue to advocate on their behalf, as did my predecessor Marise Payne.

Lipson: Do you still believe that they are subject to arbitrary detention?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Well, you know, we would certainly – and we’ve said this publicly – will continue to seek the release of Dr. Yang and Cheng Lei after their sentencing.

Lipson: Yeah, the reason I’m asking that question is because, you know, you’ve made it clear that Australia won’t bend to any of its core values. I’m interested in what China wants in return for these talks. Indeed, China has said it wants Australia to reach it halfway. Can we expect more muted criticism of China from you, the prime minister and other government officials, for example, about China’s human rights record? Is this the kind of thing China is looking for?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: Well, I think the question is not for the Australian Foreign Minister, it is less about what China is looking for and more about the position of the Australian government. And the Australian Government’s position is that we will continue to stand up for Australian interests, Australian values ​​and Australian citizens – and we have. And we have been joined with others in relation to the UN report on what is happening in Xinjiang. We have been very clear about our views on Australians detained in China.

You used the phrase “meet halfway”. The way I described it is that we should work together. We recognize that there will be difficult issues. It is inevitable between countries that have different interests, different values ​​and different political systems. But engagement remains something we believe is important, cooperation where we can, disagreement where we must.

Lipson: And very briefly, we’re almost out of time – will you be going to Beijing?

Minister of Foreign Affairs: As the Prime Minister said, we remain open to continued dialogue. When I first met Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bali at the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting earlier this year, I said there will be – that’s we are walking on a path and that there will be many steps to take, and we will take one step at a time.

Lipson: Penny Wong, nice to talk to you. Thanks.

Minister of Foreign Affairs: It’s good to talk with you.

Lipson: Penny Wong, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Business Briefs – Chicago Tribune https://18-98plus.com/business-briefs-chicago-tribune/ Sun, 13 Nov 2022 21:54:18 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/business-briefs-chicago-tribune/ First Financial Bank and First Financial Foundation have awarded $38,500 in grants to organizations in northwest Indiana, part of a collaborative effort to help people and communities in the region thrive and to develop. First Financial’s 2022 annual grant campaign includes 59 organizations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. This year’s campaign grants are geared […]]]>

First Financial Bank and First Financial Foundation have awarded $38,500 in grants to organizations in northwest Indiana, part of a collaborative effort to help people and communities in the region thrive and to develop. First Financial’s 2022 annual grant campaign includes 59 organizations in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois.

This year’s campaign grants are geared toward neighborhood development, workforce development and education, and culture and the arts, with a particular focus on low-income communities.

In Northwest Indiana, First Financial has provided grants to Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana, Legacy Foundation, Northwest Indiana Community Action, and Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance.

Total funding from all sources for this campaign is $494,000, making it the largest campaign in First Financial’s history. First Financial has broadened the impact by adding funding from external sources to funding from the First Financial Foundation.

M&M Home Remodeling Services donated the roof for Mendoza’s home, a NWI Habitat for Humanity partner family home in Lake Station.

“M&M is fortunate to be able to partner with a great organization like Habitat NWI to provide assistance to the communities in which we work,” said Nick Yadron, president of M&M Home Remodeling Services. “One of our core values ​​at M&M is generosity. Working alongside the Habitat team offers our employees a great way to put this into practice. »

“We deeply value our partnership with M&M to not only share a love for our mission, but to put a roof over it,” Dawn Michaels, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Northwest Indiana. “Our community partners are invaluable on our journey to building affordable, quality homes. They help us by reducing material costs so that we can build more houses and help even more families! »

M&M is a GAF Master certified roofer who, in partnership, provided the labor and materials to completely install a roof on a Habitat home currently under construction in Lake Station. The Habitat partner family will have a new quality roof to raise their children in complete safety. In-kind support, such as providing shelter, allows Habitat to continue to partner with struggling working families throughout Lake County.

Medical University of Chicago recently partnered with the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association (NWIIWA) as an elite partner, solidifying and aligning the goals of both organizations to advance the achievements of women across multiple industries.

NWIIWA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the premier professional development association for women in Northwest Indiana. UChicago Medicine, one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, has a long and distinguished history of supporting education and career advancement. Together, the two will help start a new chapter of opportunity for women and business throughout the Northwest Indiana community.

The health system that operates four hospitals and a network of outpatient centers in the greater Chicago area will now be an important part of all NWIIWA educational, networking and career development activities. This year, UChicago Medicine opened a $121 million multi-specialty care facility in Crown Point, IN. The 130,000 square foot facility is expected to open in 2024 and will eventually employ at least 150 clinical and non-clinical staff. The healthcare provider has actively formed new partnerships with local organizations to improve quality of life and health outcomes across the region.

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A woman’s long-held dream of serving was cut short https://18-98plus.com/a-womans-long-held-dream-of-serving-was-cut-short/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 09:05:00 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/a-womans-long-held-dream-of-serving-was-cut-short/ Nov. 11 – Erica Fredrick-Rock wanted to serve her country at an early age after finding value in volunteer work and community service as a teenager at Cony High School in Augusta. When she saw the Blue Angels air show at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station after her freshman year of college, that was […]]]>

Nov. 11 – Erica Fredrick-Rock wanted to serve her country at an early age after finding value in volunteer work and community service as a teenager at Cony High School in Augusta.

When she saw the Blue Angels air show at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station after her freshman year of college, that was it.

“I thought, that’s what I want to do. I think I was paying more attention to the people who were there in uniform than the show,” she said.

Fredrick-Rock enlisted in the US Air Force, choosing to defer a college degree. Two of his grandparents had served in the United States Armed Forces. And while the enlistment of women was not so common in 1998, Frederick-Rock said she felt called.

The Air Force’s core values ​​— integrity first, service before self, and excellence in everything we do — have served as our guide in life, she said: “To this day, that’s how I make decisions.”

After enlistment, Fredrick-Rock was sent first to a base in Texas and then to Monterey, California to study as a specialist linguist at the Defense Language Institute, where she met and married Ken Fredrick-Rock.

But her dream of service was cut short when she became pregnant with her first child. A week before her daughter was born, she took an honorable discharge from the Air Force, as there was no way she could get basic training and care for her child. Her husband, also in basic training, couldn’t be home with the baby either. And even though there was daycare on base, it was still full—even though she had applied for a spot two months into her pregnancy.

She could leave her daughter in the care of a stranger off base or leave the Air Force. Confused and away from her family in Maine, she chose to provide the best possible care to Madison, now 22.

“It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” Fredrick-Rock said.

She served for 23 months until July 2000, a week before her daughter was born. Frederick-Rock, now divorced, still struggles with choice to this day.

“I joined the service because I wanted to explore. I wanted the adventure. And I was so good at it – leadership, service. I really embraced everything. I had to leave the position of chief team,” she said. said with tears in his eyes. “I don’t like to say that I regret it, because it means that I regret that my daughter was born.”

Today, 20% of those serving in the US Air Force are women, according to a 2020 report from the Council on Foreign Relations.

Fredrick-Rock, now 44 and working in accounting for Performance Food Services in Augusta, wants that percentage to be higher.

“I was never afraid to step out of my comfort zone. I went back to school at 33,” she said. “Was it the right decision for my family? Absolutely. But life would be so different if I stayed in (the Air Force). I think a lot of women (in the military) have to deal with this decision. I’ve never really spoken about it because it’s so difficult.”

Last year, Fredrick-Rock entered the Maine Police Academy as another way to try to serve her country, but a lung and neck infection sent her to the hospital, where she was underwent two surgeries and was placed in a medically induced coma.

She signed up to return to the academy in January and prepared for it by training in the gym. She graduated in May, but the physical trauma had taken its toll and she decided not to pursue the stressful job for now.

“I was determined and determined to graduate. I worked really hard to get my body back in shape. But mentally and physically I was exhausted,” she said. “I decided I wanted to keep my health.”

Fredrick-Rock’s birthday happens to be November 11 – and every year when she celebrates it, she thinks of the call she felt to serve her country.

“I would like to see more women in the military and in law enforcement,” she said. “I think women have better peacemaking abilities. I think any branch of the military has a lot to gain by having more women in its forces.”

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Australian Builder informs about the creation of a network of distributors https://18-98plus.com/australian-builder-informs-about-the-creation-of-a-network-of-distributors/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 14:07:42 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/australian-builder-informs-about-the-creation-of-a-network-of-distributors/ Expert Australian builder and owner of IdeasWood, Brian Best, discusses the essentials of building and connecting to a strong distribution network through his company’s beneficial approach. Atherton, Australia – November 8, 2022 — Develop and connect to a strong network of distributors Having a well-rounded distributor network is an incredibly rewarding advantage for businesses. It […]]]>

Expert Australian builder and owner of IdeasWood, Brian Best, discusses the essentials of building and connecting to a strong distribution network through his company’s beneficial approach.

Develop and connect to a strong network of distributors

Having a well-rounded distributor network is an incredibly rewarding advantage for businesses. It takes time and training to give distributors a vision of what the organization is aiming for in its service to customers.

Expert Australian builder and owner of IdeasWood, Brian Best, discusses the crucial points about developing and connecting to a strong distribution network through his company’s approach that will benefit businesses looking to join his distribution network.

“Every IdeasWood Licensee must live and breathe our Core Values, embracing them as their own, without exception. Simplicity, affordability, honesty, creativity and convenience. As the IdeasWood family, we embed these imperative core values ​​into everything we do, ensuring the happiness and contentment of all our families across Australia and New Zealand,” says Best.

A company’s set of core values ​​forms the foundation of every distributor’s purpose. As Brian said, core values ​​are essential. They drive the performance and ideals of the organization, but more importantly, they also enable focus on the customer experience. “Here at IdeasWood, every core value is aimed at meeting the needs and comfort of our customers, and this should be considered by businesses in general, to be accommodating to customers and their choices, it strengthens their relationship with the business “, says Best.

In terms of benefits and advantages, at IdeasWood, distributors do not need to follow specific support programs. Distributor training can be simple and minimal as long as the key points of the company’s goals, expectations and relationships with distributors are the central aspects.

Ultimately, IdeasWood provides Distributors with Distributor Choice, Recognition and Accountability. Distributor Choice – Distributors and Licensees can choose whether they want to participate in IdeasWood’s Niche Marketing System to generate ongoing business. Distributor Recognition – IdeasWood construction marketers will uphold and maintain the uniqueness and personality of each independent construction company. Distributor Responsibility – IdeasWood uses a plethora of avenues to communicate, market, educate and ultimately serve all offerings to customers. These are provided to distributors and licensees of IdeasWood, as part of their license agreement to practice.

These offerings are the standard requirements for companies wishing to grow their business. “It’s imperative that communication channels are open and ready for the organization and distributors throughout the process,” says Best. “Furthermore, ensuring Distributors have all the necessary resources for their services is of the utmost importance, and this needs to be thoroughly discussed during ongoing training and briefings,” adds Best.

As Best stated on his company’s website, “IdeasWood offers its independent building dealers/distributors something unique in today’s highly competitive business environment.”

IdeasWood specializes in the construction, financing and licensing of kit home materials and options. Browse their wide range of affordable standard and bespoke products kit house designs and services. IdeasWood’s specialists are eager to work with you and incorporate all of your kit home ideas to design the perfect kit home for you. IdeasWood – The simple life made easy!

Written and syndicated by YDMA News

Contact information:
Name: Public Relations
E-mail: Send an email
Organization: Ideaswood
Address: 4 Janda St, Atherton, Queensland 4883, Australia
Phone: +61-438-966-533
Website: https://ideaswood.com.au

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Ramos helps lead Wolves past Panthers https://18-98plus.com/ramos-helps-lead-wolves-past-panthers/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 13:52:15 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/ramos-helps-lead-wolves-past-panthers/ One night when the Lyndon B. Johnson Wolves had nothing to lose, they left everything on the field. After missing out on the playoffs, their clash with United South Panthers would be the last time Wolves step onto the pitch this year. With a handful of seniors on the team, the team left everything on […]]]>

One night when the Lyndon B. Johnson Wolves had nothing to lose, they left everything on the field. After missing out on the playoffs, their clash with United South Panthers would be the last time Wolves step onto the pitch this year.

With a handful of seniors on the team, the team left everything on the pitch for their graduate teammates.

One of those seniors was running back Rene Ramos, who has been Wolves’ source for many big plays and touchdowns this year. He’s up there with some of the best running backs in South Texas, and Thursday night he proved it.

It was no surprise to see Ramos receive a lot of touches early on as Wolves usually rely on the running game. It also came as no surprise when Ramos earned the game’s first touchdown with a 20-for-six reception. While the common theme for Wolves this year was that they would start well and eventually give up, that was not the case against the Panthers.

Ramos continued to exploit the Panthers defense which couldn’t stop him and then got three more touchdowns. Ramos had a total of two touchdowns in the air and two on the ground in Wolves’ thrilling 34-33 win over the Panthers.

Ramos and Wolves were able to secure a victory for their seniors in their last game by adapting to the team, and head coach Leo Mireles couldn’t be more proud of his lads.

“I’m at a loss for words, but I’m super proud of these guys because we’ve been through a lot of adversity all year and they’ve held on. Having 38-40 kids in a 6A ball club in this tough neighborhood, I’m very proud that they fought all year,” Mireles said. “Finishing is one of our core values, and that’s what we preached all week and that’s what they did. I’m super happy for them.

Ramos being the man of the hour for Wolves on the night, his head coach had nothing but praise for the running back.

“I’ll tell you what, Rene from day one when I came to this program has joined, and he’s been an outstanding leader. Unfortunately his first year he didn’t play, but his last year he had a great year,” said Mireles. “I mean, what else can you say when you finish your senior year with four touchdowns?”

Ramos put the team on their backs against the Panthers, getting every touchdown for his team in a game that went to the wire. The running back was very humbled after the game saying he did it for his fellow Wolves.

“I feel excited and sad at the same time. It’s our last game but I did my best for this team and I’m delighted for them for the years to come,” Ramos said. “I just did it for my team because I love them. so much. I’ve been in this program for four years and I’ve seen it change so much that I had to do my best for it.

After the game, Mireles and Ramos recalled one of the team’s core values ​​called ‘LEO’ that the team displayed all season, and especially against the Panthers. LEO stands for “love each other” and basically means that when you love each other, you play for each other no matter what.

You can tell the love for each other was there for Wolves on Thursday night throughout the game and afterwards as well, and it was obvious that this team really is a family.

After battling adversity all season, Wolves gave their seniors and program a strong start against an excellent program from United South Panthers.

nick.flores@lmtonline.com

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America’s Car-Mart, Inc. Launches 14th Annual Holiday Toy https://18-98plus.com/americas-car-mart-inc-launches-14th-annual-holiday-toy/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:00:43 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/americas-car-mart-inc-launches-14th-annual-holiday-toy/ ROGERS, Ark., Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) today announced its 14e annual holiday toy drive in November. The company’s goal is to collect 30,000 toys to share with 25 children’s hospitals. The 154 Car-Mart dealerships in its 12-state region will serve as toy donation destinations for customers and local […]]]>

ROGERS, Ark., Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — America’s Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRMT) today announced its 14e annual holiday toy drive in November. The company’s goal is to collect 30,000 toys to share with 25 children’s hospitals.

The 154 Car-Mart dealerships in its 12-state region will serve as toy donation destinations for customers and local communities. In 2021, the company collected 22,200 toys.

“It’s a season of giving, and America’s Car-Mart is working hard to make a difference in our communities,” said Jeff Williams, CEO. “We proudly continue our tradition of collecting holiday toys so that we can bring holiday cheer to thousands of children in hospital over the holidays. At Car-Mart, we believe there is purpose in what we do, and every day we come to work to do all we can to help our customers and our communities.

“Just thinking about the kids in hospital over the holidays is heartbreaking, so it’s that visual that inspires us to come together to help these kids,” added COO Leon Walthall, who kicked off the toy drive in 2009. “One of Car-Mart’s core values ​​is compassion, and it shows up every day with our associates, customers and communities. We are all about service and kindness to people.” others.

Several long-time Car-Mart business partners are teaming up with the company to support the toy drive. KBecks Transporta car transporter for Car-Mart; Shred, a world-leading solution for the destruction of documents or hard drives; and Auto areathe largest supplier of automotive parts and accessories in the United States, will collect toys and also donate to buy toys.

The company invites anyone (no purchase necessary) to donate new, unboxed toys as part of its holiday toy drive. Toys can be dropped off Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at any American Car-Mart.

“It’s been a tough year for many of us, and our amazing associates can’t wait to deliver the toys to the kids,” Williams concluded. “We hope the toys we collect bring joy to children this holiday season and throughout the year.”

For more information and to follow the toy drive, visit Car-Mart.com. Follow Car-Mart on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

About American Car-Mart

America’s Car-Mart operates automotive dealerships in twelve states and is one of the largest public automotive retailers in the United States, focused exclusively on the “Integrated Automotive Sales and Finance” segment of the used car market. The company specializes in the sale of quality used vehicles and offers flexible used car financing options for customers with bad credit, no credit, repossessions or even past bankruptcy and puts the focus on superior customer service and building strong personal relationships with its customers. The Company operates its dealerships primarily in small towns in the south central United States, selling quality used vehicles and providing financing to substantially all of its customers. For more information about America’s Car-Mart, including investor presentations, please visit our website at www.car-mart.com.

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Why it matters that Elon Musk deleted a tweet about Paul Pelosi on Twitter https://18-98plus.com/why-it-matters-that-elon-musk-deleted-a-tweet-about-paul-pelosi-on-twitter/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 02:01:56 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/why-it-matters-that-elon-musk-deleted-a-tweet-about-paul-pelosi-on-twitter/ Comment this story Comment Elon Musk, who has more than 100 million followers, had had Twitter for less than three full days when he retweeted a post with misinformation, then deleted it hours later. On Sunday, he posted a response to Hillary Clinton that “there is a small possibility that there is more to this […]]]>

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Elon Musk, who has more than 100 million followers, had had Twitter for less than three full days when he retweeted a post with misinformation, then deleted it hours later.

On Sunday, he posted a response to Hillary Clinton that “there is a small possibility that there is more to this story” behind the attack on Paul Pelosi in San Francisco, in connection with an opinion piece in the Santa Monica Observer, a website describe by fact-checkers as an untrustworthy source favoring the far right.

The article claimed without evidence that Pelosi was drunk at the time of the assault and “in an argument with a prostitute.” The article, which has been amplified by several right-wing figures, cites no source and attributes its content to IMHO – internet shorthand for “in my humble opinion”.

Musk faced an immediate and widespread backlash from users who said the tweet revealed his ownership of Twitter was not serious and accused him of promoting an unfounded conspiracy theory.

One commentator, Yael Eisenstat, vice president of the Anti Defamation League and former Facebook executive, noted on Twitter that Musk appeared to be breaking his own promise to advertisers last week that the site would not become “hell” under his ownership. .

Another Twitter user, David Rothkopf, a former Clinton administration official and political pundit with nearly 293,000 Twitter followers, suggested that Musk should eventually ban himself.

Hours later, Musk deleted his tweet. It was not immediately clear what prompted him to do so.

Pelosi attack causes false information to spread

But it highlights the conflict Musk faces as he takes over a social media platform whose moderation policies he consistently criticizes as too strict while promising he won’t allow it to become a free for all of which advertisers might not want to associate themselves with. . Already, Musk has had to acknowledge that suspended accounts like former President Donald Trump’s won’t be reinstated until a hitherto undefined “moderation council” convenes to determine policy.

Neither Musk nor Twitter responded to a request for comment.

Musk has one of the largest audiences of any public figure on Twitter and is among its most prolific tweeters. He has a habit of using his account to promote or allude to misinformationand to interact with and amplify a circle of prominent right-wing influencers online.

Before concluding his purchase of Twitter, Musk expressed a broad view of free speech, arguing for little policing beyond platforms suppressing speech that was clearly illegal. This approach would exclude control of misinformation, misinformation, harassment, bullying and other content that Twitter and other social media companies take action against, through a system of removals, warnings and silent demotions known as “phantom bans”.

But this willingness to spread disinformation – or reinforce it by using the tactic of “just raising questions” – could create major conflicts for him and for Twitter now that he owns the company.

Musk’s tweet on Sunday didn’t appear to violate any of Twitter’s current rules because it was phrased as a question and because the types of misinformation bans on Twitter are quite limited. It’s unclear if he was pressured inside Twitter or from advertisers before he removed it.

Historically, social media business owners, such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, have tried to avoid controversial public political opinions because they don’t want to be seen as putting their thumb on the ladder for algorithms. that govern public expression. Additionally, social media platforms, including Twitter, have made a point of nudging the public to authoritative sources of information to counter the proliferation of misinformation about their services. Placing selected links and tags to reputable news sites is a key part of Twitter and other companies’ strategies to combat misleading content.

Advertisers, who are Twitter’s main source of income, have also been known to protest this content. A boycott of Facebook by advertisers in 2020 helped force this social media platform to adopt tougher hate speech policies.

“Musk owning Twitter is like putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop when it comes to political misinformation,” said Joan Donovan, research director of the Technology and Social Change Research Project at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy. School. “When he was just a user, it didn’t matter as much as it does now, because people can come to distrust the platform if they don’t trust the core values. of the owner.”

Donovan said Musk’s tweet failed to recognize Twitter’s value as a place where people seek authoritative information on everything from geopolitical disputes to elections.

Elon Musk takes control of Twitter

“We imagine that in order to be considered a trusted interlocutor, like a politician, a business leader or a journalist, he would care about the quality of information in the so-called public square,” she said, adding that he should publish a corrigendum.

Twitter largely does not prohibit misinformation, except in certain cases. The company has a ‘crisis misinformation policy’, launched earlier this year during the Ukraine war, which allows the company to put a warning and downgrade content that ‘distorts conditions on the ground’ as a conflict evolves.

The company also prohibits “deep fakes,” or the posting of any image or video that has been manipulated, as well as misinformation about the coronavirus. Content that deliberately attempts to mislead the public about voting processes or the outcome of an election is downgraded by the Company’s algorithms and may receive warning labels and links to authoritative information.

In 2020, Musk tweeted that “kids are basically immune” to covid-19, a comment that seemed to clash with Twitter’s content ban that contradicts established public health information about the virus (children of all ages can contract and experience complications from the coronavirus, according at the Mayo Clinic, although they are less likely to become seriously ill).

Elon Musk’s return erratic: During coronavirus, Tesla CEO spreads misinformation and over-promises about ventilators

In 2018, Musk tweeted that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private at $420 per share, leading the Securities and Exchange Commission to accuse him of misleading investors. Musk and the SEC settled in, leading Musk to relinquish his chairmanship of Tesla’s board and for him and the company to each pay $20 million in fines.

He has also deleted tweets in the past. Just this month, Musk tweeted and then deleted a meme that showed he, former President Donald Trump, and rapper and fashion designer Ye (formerly Kanye West) were dominating on various social networks (Ye bought the conservative network Talk and Trump controls his own network, TruthSocial). Twitter users captured screenshots of the tweet, which read “In retrospect, it was inevitable.”

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TMAC Helps Texas Company Obtain Cybersecurity Certification – News Center https://18-98plus.com/tmac-helps-texas-company-obtain-cybersecurity-certification-news-center/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 02:04:40 +0000 https://18-98plus.com/tmac-helps-texas-company-obtain-cybersecurity-certification-news-center/ Thursday, October 27, 2022 • Herbalism: Contact Left to right, Drew Snow, Les Terrell, Zbigniew Kaniewski, Pravina Raghavan, retired Colonel Darold Tippey, Ghassan Khatib and Regan Edens TMAC at the University of Texas at Arlington helped a Fort Worth-based aerospace supplier and manufacturing company become the first company in the nation to qualify for certification […]]]>

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Left to right, Drew Snow, Les Terrell, Zbigniew Kaniewski, Pravina Raghavan, retired Colonel Darold Tippey, Ghassan Khatib and Regan Edens

TMAC at the University of Texas at Arlington helped a Fort Worth-based aerospace supplier and manufacturing company become the first company in the nation to qualify for certification required of its contractors by the Department of Defense.

Aero-Glen International LLC, a small private company established in 1976, has successfully participated in TMAC’s Joint Monitoring Voluntary Assessment Program. Passing the assessment means Aero-Glen has met the Level 2 compliance requirements of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model (CMMC) 2.0 certification and will be able to maintain Department of Defense (DoD) contracts. and to compete for future contracts requiring CMMC certification.

Aero-Glen contacted TMAC, which is the official representative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST-MEP) in Texas, in preparation for the cybersecurity assessment. This collaboration could provide a model for future defense industry players.

Retired Col. Darold Tippey and Ghassan Khatib, who are both TMAC advisors, used CMMC ePU reference material and licensed tools from DTC Global to provide definitive guidance and develop overwhelming evidence of compliance while correcting the shortcomings and nonconformities.

“This transformation project ensured that operations, policies and procedures were aligned and more secure, improving how Aero-Glen operated end-to-end, from customer orders to final delivery,” Khatib said.

This achievement proved successful not only for Aero-Glen, but also for TMAC, DTC Global, DoD, CMMC and NIST. It demonstrates that compliance with cybersecurity requirements can be achieved effectively and conveniently within the CMMC model, even for small manufacturers. It will safeguard and secure sensitive DoD information and enhance national security.

“Cybersecurity is an essential part of our approach to our markets, our services to our customers and our integration into our daily processes,” said Zbigniew Kaniewski, international vice president of information technology and improvement continues from Aero-Glen. “The TMAC team has been great at taking a pragmatic approach to a complex set of requirements and has proven that we can deliver a sustainable cybersecurity program while enabling the business.”

Pravina Raghavan, National Director of NIST-MEP, presented Aero-Glen with a plaque on October 7 to recognize its achievement in being the first manufacturer in the United States to meet the stringent CMMC 2.0 Level 2 compliance requirements.

“I congratulate Aero-Glen as the first manufacturer in the United States to be certified under the Joint Surveillance Voluntary Assessment Program,” Raghavan said. “Cybersecurity is a key means by which the MEP National Network strengthens and empowers American manufacturers. The success of Aero-Glen, working with TMAC as the official representative of the MEP National Network in Texas, serves as an example for other small and medium US manufacturers looking to improve and secure their operations in the supply chains. defense procurement.

About TMAC

TMAC has worked with thousands of Texas organizations since its inception in 1995. TMAC is the official representative of the MEP National Network and NIST MEP in the State of Texas. The MEP National Network is a unique public-private partnership that provides comprehensive, proven solutions to US manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing manufacturing in the United States. TMAC’s mission is to improve the global competitiveness of the Texas economy by working to grow the extended manufacturing enterprise. TMAC provides practical business management, technology and operations solutions to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics and others.

TMAC is an organization that accelerates profitable growth by developing and improving profits, products, processes, technologies and people.

About Aero-Glen International LLC

Aero-Glen International LLC is an aerospace storage distributor serving the commercial, defense, space and maritime industries. Founded in 1976, Aero-Glen provides fastener hardware (structural fasteners, assembly hardware and electrical components), custom parts (machined and formed parts, tubing and assemblies) and other support equipment (tooling installation, maintenance and diagnostic equipment, etc.). As a value-added supply chain provider, Aero-Glen’s programs include custom kits, bin management, and 3PL and 4PL services. Based in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Aero-Glen is a small, privately held company whose core values ​​for its customers are focused on three key principles: Commitment, Execution and Results.

About the NIST MEP

The MEP National Network™ is a unique public-private partnership that provides comprehensive, proven solutions to US manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing manufacturing in the United States.

Focused on helping small and medium-sized manufacturers drive business results and thrive in today’s technology-driven economy, the National MEP Network includes NIST MEP, 51 MEP Centers located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and its 1,400 trusted advisors and experts at nearly 385 MEP service locations, giving any US manufacturer access to the resources they need to succeed.

In 2021, the MEP National Network generated $26.20 in new sales growth and $34.50 in investment from new customers. This translates to $3.9 billion in new sales. During this same period, for every $1,193 of federal investment, the network created or maintained one manufacturing job.

About DTC Global

DTC Global specializes in DFARS/CMMC consulting products and services. Led by Regan Edens and Les Terrell, DTC Global developed the CMMC ePU Reference Standard Documentation to provide definitive guidance and overwhelming proof of compliance. DTC Global, CUI Supply, and many other industry-leading organizations have founded the CMMC Industry Standards Council, a 501-c6 organization whose goal is to develop a “CMMC Safe Harbor” by providing authoritative guidance and training for “turnkey” solutions prescribed “by highly qualified service providers.

— Written by Darold Tippey, TMAC

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