Organization group – Ron Bercume http://ronbercume.com/ Tue, 10 May 2022 17:37:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://ronbercume.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-23-120x120.png Organization group – Ron Bercume http://ronbercume.com/ 32 32 CourseMark, LLC Joins as an Affiliate of Alden Investment Group https://ronbercume.com/coursemark-llc-joins-as-an-affiliate-of-alden-investment-group/ Tue, 10 May 2022 17:32:00 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/coursemark-llc-joins-as-an-affiliate-of-alden-investment-group/ WAYNE, Pa. , May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CourseMark, LLC recently joined Alden Investment Group as an affiliate. Situated in Frisco, TXa suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth field, CourseMark is the only 100% credit union owned Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) offering pre-funded investments in employee benefits and executive benefits. Previously with Cambridge Investments, CourseMark also […]]]>

WAYNE, Pa. , May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CourseMark, LLC recently joined Alden Investment Group as an affiliate. Situated in Frisco, TXa suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth field, CourseMark is the only 100% credit union owned Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO) offering pre-funded investments in employee benefits and executive benefits. Previously with Cambridge Investments, CourseMark also offers financial planning, wealth management, charitable giving accounts and executive benefits solutions.

When asked why they decided to partner with Alden, Bill ParkinsonPresident and CEO of CourseMark, said, “There are many choices of partnering when it comes to brokerage and advisory services. Alden is the right partner for us because we trust them to help us navigate the regulations of the credit union space in order to create the best plans for our credit union customers.CourseMark exists to provide our customers with customized solutions that meet the needs of our customers, rather than off-the-shelf programs Alden is able to provide the solutions we need, while most companies could not offer us this flexibility.”

The company’s vision is to provide credit unions with tailored solutions to increase revenue and help attract and retain top talent. CourseMark chose to join Alden because of the superior institutional investment solutions available and its solid understanding of the credit union regulatory framework and their unique needs.

About CourseMark
CourseMark offers credit unions tailored solutions to improve returns and increase investment options, including: pre-funded employee benefit plans, executive benefit plans, charitable donation accounts and comprehensive advisory and portfolio management services. Our employee and executive plans provide the added benefit of improving our clients’ ability to attract, reward and retain talented team members at all levels of their organization. As a 100% credit union owned CUSO, we are fundamentally structured to share our success with our credit union partners.

CourseMark is a CUSO of Collins Holding Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Collins Community Credit Union, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

About Alden Investment Group
Founded in 1995, Alden is an independent firm with a full-service broker/dealer and registered investment adviser. Alden offers a broad and diverse menu of services, including individual account management, institutional research, investment banking, private placement offerings, wholesale services, pension plans, asset trading equities, fixed income trading and options trading, among other broker/dealer and RIA capabilities. Alden offers a robust platform for its advisors, built around competitive payouts, with access to unique investment products and a best-in-class compliance program.

SOURCE Alden Investment Group

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MTG continues to run a troubling far-right Facebook group – Peach Pundit https://ronbercume.com/mtg-continues-to-run-a-troubling-far-right-facebook-group-peach-pundit/ Mon, 09 May 2022 00:48:27 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/mtg-continues-to-run-a-troubling-far-right-facebook-group-peach-pundit/ Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to be the “administrator and moderator” of a far-right Facebook group known for posting content minimizing the Holocaust. Besides, Greene brags about his role with the band in his official biography of Housewhere she goes far beyond describing herself as just an “administrator” or “moderator”, but rather as the “national […]]]>

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene continues to be the “administrator and moderator” of a far-right Facebook group known for posting content minimizing the Holocaust. Besides, Greene brags about his role with the band in his official biography of Housewhere she goes far beyond describing herself as just an “administrator” or “moderator”, but rather as the “national director” of the group, Family America Project.

The group, Family America Project, which does not appear to be registered as a nonprofit or even incorporated as an organized entity such as an LLC or corporation, also has a knack for aligning itself with Vladimir Putin on issues relating to Ukraine.

It should be noted that while the group took this position and Greene blamed Ukraine for the war, former President Trump has, to his credit, called what is happening in Ukraine “genocide.”

Here are some of the Holocaust-minimizing posts on the page:

1) This post from just a few months ago suggests a parallel between anti-religious measures in Nazi-controlled territory and current US policy.

2) This post from last year discusses supposed “parallels between what happened in Nazi Germany and what is happening in our society today”.

3) This post as of 2020, links to a now-deleted YouTube video and compares the World Health Organization and the medical profession to the Nazis.

4) This post as of 2019 accuses California of pursuing “forced internment”, a policy pursued by the Nazis.

5) This post as of 2018 refers to a man named “Robert ‘Naui’ Hernandez” as “NAZI Huitzilopochtli” and asserts that “the Brown Supremacy movement, which includes the founders of Chicano Park, is a NAZI movement”. He also refers to “those brown supremacists talking[ing] to round up white people and put them in camps to “re-educate” them.

Here are some of the posts echoing Putin’s regime talking points surrounding the war, or taking an anti-Ukrainian tone.

1) This post echoes Russian talking points about Ukrainians being Nazis and that the Ukrainian regime is as or nearly as flawed as Putin’s.

2) This post echoes the Russian talking point that much of what Americans see of the war in Ukraine is “false” due to misrepresentation of footage actually from Lebanon as coming from Ukraine by obscure and non-mainstream media .

3) This post redirects to notorious interview with Lara Logan in which she doubted that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine would go badly for Vladimir Putin (despite plenty of evidence to the contrary), tied Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, a Jew and former comedian, to the occult, and left hear that the Nazis had taken over the Ukrainian army. .

Comments made by Logan during this interview were later approved by Russian officials.

Greene was called early 2021 to moderate this Facebook group. It appears that since this article was published, Greene has resumed her job as the band’s “national manager,” given the contents of her official House biography. The article noted that the group had previously been arrested posting “memes promoting the slogan”.Rope Day‘ – a reference to the mass hangings of “race traitors” fantasized in the white supremacist novel, Turner’s Diaries.”

In June 2021, Greene apologized for comparing things that weren’t the Holocaust to the Holocaust. However, as her house biography and the “Admins and Moderators” detail on the Family America Project’s Facebook page make clear, that hasn’t stopped her from bragging about her association with a group that continues to engage. to inappropriate and offensive comparisons of the Holocaust that downplay the Holocaust and other horrific acts committed by the Nazis.

It also hasn’t stopped her from associating with a group that obviously aligns itself much more with Vladimir Putin than with Ukrainian freedom fighters, despite the fact that, as noted, former President Trump has said that what Putin’s forces are doing in Ukraine constitutes “genocide”.

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2300 SW Naito Stakeholder Group withdraws support for Safe Rest Village https://ronbercume.com/2300-sw-naito-stakeholder-group-withdraws-support-for-safe-rest-village/ Fri, 06 May 2022 17:24:02 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/2300-sw-naito-stakeholder-group-withdraws-support-for-safe-rest-village/ PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The 2300 SW Naito Stakeholder Group announced Friday that it will be withdrawing its support for Safe Rest Village. The organization, which is made up of several neighborhood associations and landlords in the area, will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday. KOIN 6 will be streaming the event live […]]]>

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The 2300 SW Naito Stakeholder Group announced Friday that it will be withdrawing its support for Safe Rest Village.

The organization, which is made up of several neighborhood associations and landlords in the area, will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday. KOIN 6 will be streaming the event live in this article.

Association leaders said they were deeply concerned about the lack of safety expectations faced by the City of Portland and Multnomah County. According to the group, the city and county have not implemented security requirements such as screening potential residents for criminal crimes against a person, sex crimes and property crimes.

Additionally, residents and business owners had “mixed feelings” about this village because it was near the Portland International School.

The school is located on a hill next to SW Naito Parkway, directly across from an unauthorized homeless camp. On September 30, Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan announced that the place would be turned into a sanctioned homeless camp, one of the 3 Safe Rest Villages in the city.

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Expedia Group unveils new strategy to serve travellers, partners and industry https://ronbercume.com/expedia-group-unveils-new-strategy-to-serve-travellers-partners-and-industry/ Wed, 04 May 2022 20:15:00 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/expedia-group-unveils-new-strategy-to-serve-travellers-partners-and-industry/ LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At its annual partner event, EXPLORE, Expedia Group launched a three-tiered strategy to redefine its place in travel, including a new technology platform called Expedia Group™ Open World; a reimagined marketplace that rewards partners for delivering great traveler experiences; and a focus on developing technology for travelers that provides the right information to […]]]>

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At its annual partner event, EXPLORE, Expedia Group launched a three-tiered strategy to redefine its place in travel, including a new technology platform called Expedia Group™ Open World; a reimagined marketplace that rewards partners for delivering great traveler experiences; and a focus on developing technology for travelers that provides the right information to increase booking confidence.

“It’s not the Expedia Group we were two years ago, let alone two decades ago,” Vice Chairman and CEO Peter Kern said, referring to the company’s founding at the late 1990s and the fact that EXPLORE was last hosted live two years ago. . “We’ve spent the past two years reinventing our potential and decided it was time for much-needed change. Rather than a market that has become commoditized around price, we envision a world where travelers are presented with the right option for their needs, with transparency around value and expectations. We’re excited to share the ways we bring this to life.

Expedia Group’s Open Global Technology Platform

The company announced Expedia Group Open World, its new technology platform specifically designed for partners of all sizes to operate and configure the products and services needed to succeed in the travel ecosystem. The platform will provide a complete e-commerce suite, with building blocks like payments, fraud, conversations, and service, that anyone can use to accelerate, improve, or even enter the travel business.

“Whether you’re a bank with a rewards program, an airline looking to expand its offering, a specialty travel agent focused on underserved travelers, or a TikTok influencer helping the world dream of its next destination, if you want to be in travel, the Open World platform can help anyone succeed. Our platform, combined with the new innovations we announced today, is driven by our desire to put travelers first because we fundamentally believe that when travelers win, we all win,” added Kern.

“By helping everyone leverage our technology and offering, Open World will enable our new and existing partners to thrive in the travel market with a suite of solutions tailored to their needs, all powered by our immense artificial intelligence. and our machine learning capabilities,” said Rathi Murthy, Chief Technology Officer, Expedia Group. “Choice is also considered in our new platform. Partners will be able to choose exactly what works for them.”

As the platform matures, it will become a place where developers, data scientists, marketers, entrepreneurs and others can create new ways to encourage and enable people to travel.

Redesigned Marketplace Rewards Partners for Traveler Experience

Expedia Group also announced a reinvented marketplace that puts the traveler experience at the heart of its business. Using a wide range of data signals, including traveler reviews, customer service interactions and more, each hotel property will receive a new guest experience score. This score will directly impact the search and sort factors that drive visibility in the Expedia Group Marketplace algorithm.

Partners will receive personalized insights and actionable recommendations to improve their customer experience scores in line with traveler expectations. By incentivizing partners to deliver better experiences by transferring more bookings to those performing well, the company hopes to create better connections between partners and travelers and greater long-term traveler loyalty for all.

“We are reimagining our marketplace all around the traveler experience. Travelers are looking for the right experience at all price points and at all star rating levels. Our new marketplace will reward partners who put the traveler experience first and deliver on the expectations they set,” said Ariane Gorin, president of Expedia for Business. “We want travelers to have great experiences and we make sure partners get credit for the experiences they deliver. . Our goal is to create a climate of trust with travelers.

Hotel Partners can view their Guest Experience Score now by logging in to Expedia Group Partner Central. The customer experience score will be visible to travelers in the coming months with plans to roll out to other business areas later in the year.

New features for travelers to boost transparency and trust

The company also introduced three new features designed to build trust in the travel shopping and booking experience.

  • Travel diaries: To enable a better trip planning experience, Expedia Group is expanding Trip Boards to more product lines. Travel Boards serve as the foundation for everything travel-related, from hotels to activities, flights and more, allowing travelers to save and reserve items and simplifying collaboration with travel companions. Trip Boards is already a hit on Vrbo and will launch this summer on Expedia, with additional collaboration features later in the year.
  • Smart shopping: Smart shopping makes it easier for travelers to compare and choose between deals by providing a wider range of options earlier and in one place. For hotels, this includes room attributes, categories, and upgrade opportunities. For flights, this includes different schedules, layovers, seat selection and baggage check-in. Smart shopping gives travelers more transparency about their purchases, while partners are exposed to additional revenue opportunities. Smart shopping is live today for hotels and will soon be available for flights.
  • Price tracking: The price tracker shows past trends and future price predictions for flight searches. It allows travelers to see how their flight prices might change, reducing stress so they can confidently book at the right time. For partners, it encourages travelers to consider and purchase flights they might not have booked otherwise. Price tracking is available today on the Expedia app at the US point of sale for flights. It will be extended to hotels later this year.

Following last year’s announcement that Expedia Group would create a new unified loyalty program, the company announced that this new program is called “One Key” and combines four different loyalty programs that the company has under its aegis. When One Key launches next year, all members will, for the first time, be able to earn and burn points on any of the Expedia Group brands, such as Expedia, Vrbo, Hotels.com and more, and on any of their travel products, including air, hotel, vacation rental, car and cruise.

To learn more about the Expedia Group Open World platform and other news, please watch the general session of EXPLORE 2022 available: http://livestream.exploreexpediagroup.com/

About Expedia Group

Expedia Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) companies provide travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the fundamental belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and form lasting connections. We provide cutting-edge technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Our organization is made up of four pillars: Expedia Services, centered on the group’s platform and technical strategy; Expedia Marketplace, focused on product and technology offerings across the organization; Expedia Brands, home to all of our consumer brands; and Expedia for Business, which provides business-to-business solutions and relationships across the travel ecosystem. The Expedia Group family of brands includes: Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™ and Expedia Cruises™.

For more information, visit www.expediagroup.com and follow us on Twitter, instagramor LinkedIn.

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Leader of group investigating Jacksonville dive school says 2 recent student deaths are ‘very concerning’ https://ronbercume.com/leader-of-group-investigating-jacksonville-dive-school-says-2-recent-student-deaths-are-very-concerning/ Mon, 02 May 2022 20:39:19 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/leader-of-group-investigating-jacksonville-dive-school-says-2-recent-student-deaths-are-very-concerning/ JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – For the first time, the News4JAX I-TEAM hears from the leader of a group investigating a Jacksonville dive school that had two student deaths during training in about three months. CDA Technical Institute is a commercial diving academy on the Trout River. Its programs had attracted military veterans through the GI Bill, […]]]>

JACKSONVILLE, Florida. – For the first time, the News4JAX I-TEAM hears from the leader of a group investigating a Jacksonville dive school that had two student deaths during training in about three months.

CDA Technical Institute is a commercial diving academy on the Trout River. Its programs had attracted military veterans through the GI Bill, but since those incidents the VA has withdrawn that funding.

Now, a group that certifies commercial divers has suspended the school’s membership for cause. Phil Newsum, executive director of the Association of Diving Contractors International, is on the case. He says there are security issues, so his group is doing a full investigation and they want people to be patient.

“In this industry, to experience two fatalities, particularly in a training facility, in this shorter time frame is very concerning,” Newsum said. “It has a huge ripple effect on the whole industry.”

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The dive school still seemed to be taking place at the CDA Technical Institute when last checked. Although the Association of Diving Contractors International cannot close a school like the government could, it can withdraw its ability to certify its graduates as commercial divers. And that’s what he did last week, suspending academy membership for security reasons.

“It’s a dangerous industry,” Newsum said. “We don’t like to use the term dangerous, but it is a dangerous industry.”

According to Newsum, CDA Technical Institute is one of eight such schools in the United States — it’s the only one currently under consideration.

His organization audited the school in 2019 and found a few issues that the school fixed. He says the school reported the death of Fausto Martins last month after working underwater on the Trout River campus. Newsum says, however, that leaders did not notify his organization of Victor Pierce’s death during scuba training on an off-campus lake in February. The medical examiner found alcohol was a factor – something Newsum says instructors should have flagged before the dive. This is also part of his group’s probe.

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“And all you can hope and ask is that whatever process is going on, that it’s fair, that it’s consistent. You know, it’s fair, and it allows people to be able to, you know, kind of state their position. This allows for a proper and thorough investigation,” Newsum said.

The I-TEAM discovered two other deaths on campus, although they were not related to training. Police reports show a college student died of a fentanyl and alcohol overdose in 2019, and last New Year’s Eve a college student committed suicide in a dorm.

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News4JAX asked Newsum about students currently attending the school who fear their certification may be in jeopardy.

“If we are dealing with students who say they may be caught up in a school closure or an inability to, a school’s inability to receive certifications, what students can do at that time , it’s looking at some of the other neighboring programs or some of the other programs in the country, let them know where, you know, what process they were in, where they were at throughout their experience at school and see whether or not they can get in and be assessed to complete their program,” Newsum said.

News4JAX reached out to the headteachers multiple times to get their side of the story and to see if they had any comment, but they repeatedly said they had no comment.

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Fresno, an activist from California, talks about a local climate change group https://ronbercume.com/fresno-an-activist-from-california-talks-about-a-local-climate-change-group/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/fresno-an-activist-from-california-talks-about-a-local-climate-change-group/ OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide insights into issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters.]]>

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Emissions rise from smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal-fired power plant at sunset, near Emmett, Kansas. As climate change burns the planet, dozens of countries, including the United States and many local governments, are putting a price tag on greenhouse gas emissions that cause more floods, droughts and other destructive events.

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Promoting legislation to pass laws to encourage the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is very much like a grassroots effort. The organization I spend the most time with, Citizens Climate Lobby (citizensclimatelobby.org), is just that, a national (mostly) volunteer organization that lobbies members of Congress to pass climate change legislation, specifically a carbon pollution tax and a rebate. money to residents.

Compared to the deep pockets of fossil fuel companies fighting this kind of legislation, our efforts sometimes seem small. But we carry on because we firmly believe in the righteousness of the cause, and we hope that the truth in the message carries weight that our pockets do not.

Anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever existed.

Those concerned about policy responses to climate change remain hopeful that effective national legislation to address the threats of global warming will come later this year as congressional deliberations continue. Meanwhile, many other people and organizations interested in fighting climate change are taking different steps.

For example, Bill McKibben, perhaps the best-known climate activist working today, formed a national organization called Third Act (thirdact.org), for people 60 or older.

Third Act’s focus on the elderly segment of the population makes sense since we who belong to this group collectively own or control 70% of the nation’s wealth.

Third Act asks people to sign pledges not to open accounts with the four banks that finance fossil fuel development the most: JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank. People who currently have accounts with these banks are being asked to sign pledges to, at the end of the year, close all deposit and credit card accounts with these banks if they continue to fund businesses that produce fossil fuels.

Given that in 2020 these four banks have collectively lent fossil fuel companies an estimated $210 billion, and the trend appears to be continuing, it seems unlikely that these banks will decide to cut this profitable line of business by here the end of the year. If so, it will be interesting to see the outcome of the thousands of accounts closed by customers at this time.

At the state level, another approach to climate change is exemplified in SB 1173, currently being considered in committee hearings by the California Senate. This bill, promoted by Fossil Free California (fossilfreeca.org), another grassroots organization, would demand that CalSTRS and CalPERS, California’s huge teacher and public employee pension funds, divest themselves of their fossil fuel investments. The two funds are estimated to currently hold fossil fuel investments totaling approximately $9 billion.

The Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Commitments Database estimates that worldwide divestment commitments now total more than $40 trillion. Half of the institutions divested are either faith-based organizations (35%) or educational institutions (15%), followed by pension funds (12%).

A new local group of faith-based institutions has formed in Fresno around the idea of ​​fighting the effects of climate change on Fresno County residents, especially the marginalized. This group is called Fresno Interfaith Climate Alliance.

Although the group is new, the representatives of various denominations who met recently sent a letter to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors asking it to reverse its decision to refuse the state’s offer of a grant for study the impact of climate change on disadvantaged communities. The letter was signed, among others, by representatives of the local Jewish, Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Islamic and Sikh communities.

There is a growing trend of citizen activism in response to the slow political progress in tackling climate change. People are more willing to directly lobby local, state and federal governments to deal more effectively with the problem.

Popular pressure on some companies that contribute the most to the climate problem is likely to continue and expand as well. I think businesses and elected officials at all levels of government will hear more about climate change from their customers and constituents. Perhaps when the voices of the people are strong enough, lawmakers will enact appropriate climate change legislation despite pressure from deeper-pocketed adverse interests.

The time to take meaningful action in an orderly fashion seems to be running out, and more and more people are realizing this and advocating for effective policy solutions.

Ken Wall is a retired banker and banking regulator in Fresno, and is active with Citizens Climate Lobby Fresno. He can be contacted at kwall9175@gmail.com.

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PTV Group Launches Route Optimization Cloud Product for CPG https://ronbercume.com/ptv-group-launches-route-optimization-cloud-product-for-cpg/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/ptv-group-launches-route-optimization-cloud-product-for-cpg/ ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PTV Group, a leading global software company for mobility and logistics solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of PTV Route Optimizer – a cloud-based product designed to meet the challenges of the past – one mile delivery for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). He supports manufacturers, retailers, […]]]>

ARLINGTON, Va., April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PTV Group, a leading global software company for mobility and logistics solutions, is thrilled to announce the launch of PTV Route Optimizer – a cloud-based product designed to meet the challenges of the past – one mile delivery for Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). He supports manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers and carriers in the regional distribution of CPG products and handles the complexities of urban delivery extremely well.

At the touch of a button, PTV Route Optimizer creates efficient and robust routes for fleets to reduce mileage and costs, while taking into account various important planning aspects: for example, slot restrictions for pick-up and delivery, individual vehicle profiles of heterogeneous fleets, vehicle equipment. requirements such as vehicle refrigeration or lifting, and driving time requirements. This flexible, easy-to-use web application requires no onboarding or extensive training so planners can start working in minutes. The intuitive, user-friendly interface uses drag-and-drop functionality and can be configured to any organization’s preferences.

In today’s fast-paced environment, customers expect nothing less than fast deliveries and up-to-date information on arrival times. This need, along with the growing demands of shippers and carriers to reduce costs and emissions, makes creating smart routes that maximize vehicle and driver utilization more important than ever.

With PTV’s solution, transport planners will benefit from automated and therefore faster and more efficient processes. All planning will become more transparent with better and robust results – with a positive impact on the whole organization and the challenges drivers face on the road. Drivers will stick to their assigned ramp times, spend less time waiting for new slots, and won’t encounter restrictions or difficulties along the way, improving customer service through fast delivery.

“The PTV team is excited to bring their route optimization data, technology and expertise to the cloud to serve as a one-stop-shop for route planning and optimization. very realistic routes are calculated, which significantly reduces the risk of possible disruptions during the execution of the service.This allows organizations to sustainably improve their reliability and customer satisfaction,” says Christian U. Haas, CEO of PTVGroup.

PTV Group is proud to draw on over 40 years of experience in logistics planning and route optimization. The company has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the CPG industry, especially now post COVID-19. They work closely with the main data providers and offer the most accurate maps as well as powerful algorithms.

Interested organizations will find more information and the possibility of a trial here: https://www.myptv.com/en-us/ptv-route-optimizer

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UNOG Group uses TriggerMesh to advance cloud security https://ronbercume.com/unog-group-uses-triggermesh-to-advance-cloud-security/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 20:32:29 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/unog-group-uses-triggermesh-to-advance-cloud-security/ A Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) developed by the Automated Cloud Governance (ACG) Task Force, a branch of the Open Network User Group (UNOG), today announced its adoption a data format developed by TriggerMesh to simplify the normalization of events generated by a wide range of security tools and platforms. The UNOG ACG Task Force […]]]>

A Cloud Security Notification Framework (CSNF) developed by the Automated Cloud Governance (ACG) Task Force, a branch of the Open Network User Group (UNOG), today announced its adoption a data format developed by TriggerMesh to simplify the normalization of events generated by a wide range of security tools and platforms.

The UNOG ACG Task Force is sponsored by FedEx, Cigna, Raytheon Technologies and IBM Cloud. The goal is to create a standardized way to normalize the data that describes a security event as part of an effort to speed up analysis and remediation.

TriggerMesh provides an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) optimized for event-driven applications based on Kubernetes clusters. The ACG working group now incorporates the data format created by TriggerMesh to standardize events generated by multiple cloud services and applies it to cloud security.

TriggerMesh CEO Mark Hinkle said this approach will simplify security event aggregation across a wide range of security platforms, including Security Information Event Management (SIEM) platforms. and security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR). The UNOG initiative is important because rather than being a vendor-driven specification, the CSNF is driven by enterprise IT organizations, he added.

One of the biggest challenges in cloud security is the level of effort required to extract, transform, and load (ETL) data generated by multiple cloud security tools and platforms. The ACG working group within UNOG is attempting to create a standard data format that eliminates a tedious task that helps limit the ability of cybersecurity teams to respond more adroitly to cybersecurity events.

TriggerMesh, of course, hopes adoption of the data format it created will increase demand for its iPaaS among UNOG members. The TriggerMesh platform provides access to a cloud bus to facilitate the orchestration of application flows and the consumption of events from any data center application or cloud source. It is designed to trigger serverless functions using a declarative application programming interface (API) and a set of tools to define event streams and functions. Rival approaches to integration are based on monolithic platforms that are both clumsy and more expensive to deploy and maintain, Hinkle said.

It is unclear to what extent security organizations could rally around a common data format. However, it is obvious that any organization that adopts a layered defense approach to cybersecurity that depends on multiple tools and platforms will encounter data integration issues. The longer it takes to aggregate and analyze security events, of course, the more time cybercriminals have to wreak havoc. A standard data format for consuming security events not only reduces the time required to respond to threats, but should also reduce the total cost of security by reducing the integration effort currently required.

Naturally, it may take some time before cloud security platform vendors adopt any specification created by UNOG, but somehow the need for a specification to standardize security data is not only obvious to all, but also, arguably, long overdue.

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Reliance cancels $3.4 billion retail deal with future Indian group https://ronbercume.com/reliance-cancels-3-4-billion-retail-deal-with-future-indian-group/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 20:19:55 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/reliance-cancels-3-4-billion-retail-deal-with-future-indian-group/ Reliance Industries “cannot execute” its $3.4 billion deal to acquire the core parts of the Future Group company store after final option tenants recently rejected the idea, the most recent said on Saturday. major Indian company in stock market documentation. “Future Group organisations, which include Future Retail Limited (FRL) and other documented organizations involved in […]]]>

Reliance Industries “cannot execute” its $3.4 billion deal to acquire the core parts of the Future Group company store after final option tenants recently rejected the idea, the most recent said on Saturday. major Indian company in stock market documentation.

“Future Group organisations, which include Future Retail Limited (FRL) and other documented organizations involved in the strategy, have insinuated the repercussions of their investors and tenants agreeing to the course of action at various gatherings. According to these results, FRL investors and unstable lending executives voted in favor of the strategy. Nevertheless, FRL loan managers voted against the program. As a result, the action plan in question cannot be executed,” said Mukesh Ambani, the extremely wealthy individual who controls the company.

The announcement is the latest in a two-year battle between Reliance and Future – which run two of India’s biggest corporate stores – and e-commerce giant Amazon, which has tried to thwart the deal .

Amazon, which invested in one of the Future Group companies three years ago, last month criticized Future Group and Reliance Industries for engaging in deceptive practices, saying the Indian companies refused to comply with court rulings and were trying to “eradicate the premise of the debate”. ”

Amazon claimed that Future Group breached its agreement by entering into a settlement with Reliance and had previously asked the Singapore mediator to terminate the agreement between the Indian companies. The ensuing legal battle postponed the deal’s completion, during which Future Group’s liabilities piled up and earned a once-remarkable Indian organization a “non-performing resource” rating from the banks.

Nevertheless, the blunder may be insignificant for Reliance. As Amazon and Future battled it out in court, Reliance began grabbing ownership north of a few Future stores in February after contacting landowners in a move that significantly confused Amazon and Future and thwarted the American company. Destitute Future said in a recording that it was unable to pay the lease at many locations and was reducing operations. The experience has further shaken the confidence of many investors in Future.

Future Group, which has more than $4 billion in creditors on its books, cannot proceed with the arrangement without the support of lending specialists, and it is now unlikely to succeed. Last year, the National Company Law Tribunal, a semi-judicial body in India that arbitrates cases relating to Indian organizations, allowed Future Retail and other collection bodies to convene gatherings of investors and lenders to decide of the planned acquisition of Reliance Industries.

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Singularity Group and Possible X launch the Impact Art movement in support of Earth Day 2022 https://ronbercume.com/singularity-group-and-possible-x-launch-the-impact-art-movement-in-support-of-earth-day-2022/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 13:12:00 +0000 https://ronbercume.com/singularity-group-and-possible-x-launch-the-impact-art-movement-in-support-of-earth-day-2022/ “The Impact Art Movement is an awesome way to change minds and help educate the world about climate change and the immediate need for clean energy.” Erik Anderson, Executive Chairman of Singularity Group Tweet that The first magnificent sculpture in the series, Kintsugi Aurea, supports this year’s Earth Day theme, “Investing in our planet”, while […]]]>

The first magnificent sculpture in the series, Kintsugi Aurea, supports this year’s Earth Day theme, “Investing in our planet”, while bringing visibility to the United Nations’ SDG 13: “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” . The sculpture was created by the founder of Possible X Roksana Ciurysek-Gedirartist, financier and chair of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak Global Advisors in collaboration with visual artist Kas Galos.

The first sculpture is a 200cm diameter (almost 6.5ft) recycled stainless steel globe with an ocean green mirror finish. The sculpture is inspired by blue marble, one of the most powerful images of Earth taken by the Apollo 17 crew showing a world without borders, and the Japanese art of mending broken pieces of pottery with gold or silver, known as Kintsugi.

The sculpture debuted at COP 26the United Nations conference on climate change held in Glasgow in November 2021 and is currently exhibited in London in the inner temple gardens. Additional sculptures from the Impact Art Movement, which will also include NFTs (non-fungible tokens), will be added to the collection and displayed in key locations around the world. Over time, other artists will be invited to contribute to the Impact Art movement by using the original concept canvas and contributing their interpretations.

In addition, the Impact Art Movement supports other organizations including Forest One, an impact initiative of Therme One Healthand Suggested, a citizen organization committed to making the restoration of biodiversity simple, shareable and societal transformative. A QR code on Kintsugi Aurea takes visitors to a website to donate to Therme One Health GoFundMe campaign for the restoration of ecosystems through sustainable forestry practices.

Commenting on the launch, Roksana Ciurysek-Gedirsaid, “As an artist, I believe that art is one of the most powerful means we have to raise awareness of critical issues and drive change. The first sculpture in the series helps us visualize beauty and fragility of our planet, repaired with gold to create an even more precious and resilient world through its scars.Despite the challenges we face today, I firmly believe that it is not too late to take action, and I call on businesses, nonprofits and other artists to join me in this effort to drive positive change.”

According to Erik Andersona decarbonization industry leader and executive chairman of the Singularity Group, “The Impact Art Movement is an impressive way to change minds and help educate the world about climate change and the immediate need for clean energy. Our mission at Singularity is to engage the global community and use exponential technologies and innovative ideas to tackle the world’s greatest challenges. We are proud to present Aurea, the world’s first sculpture, and look forward to supporting more future innovative works of art.

Kas Galos added, “This installation is so special to me, for so many reasons, but most importantly, it shows the power of Kintsugi and the path that leads from Broken to Beautiful. What a hopeful thought that resonates with so many between us. “

Singularity Group sponsored the first sculpture in the Impact Art Movement series and will continue to champion future pieces relating to the company’s focus on the SDGs and the convergence of exponential technologies.

Notes to Editors
On Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir
Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir is an artist, entrepreneur, film producer and financier with a passion for sustainability and forward-looking innovations. She is Chair of the Impact Advisory Board of White Oak Global Advisors, Founder of Possible X and Global Advisor to CEOs. She uses art, technology and her knowledge of the financial world to change mindsets and challenge the status quo.

As a financier, Roksana has 20 years’ experience in corporate finance, wealth management and investment banking. She was Deputy CEO, Vice President of the Management of Bank Pekao SA in Polandand held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Edmond de RothschildMerrill Lynch, JPMorgan and EBRD.

As an artist, Roksana is fascinated by the relationship between art, design and technology. Since discovering Kintsugi, a Japanese philosophy and art form, it has been featured prominently in her works, from photography on aluminum with diamonds to sculpture. Roksana is also artist in residence for Fabergé, where she explores the complex relationship between luxury, contemporary art and sustainability. She has collaborated with well-known artists such as Terry O’Neill, and her art has been exhibited around the world, including at the International Art Exhibition of Azerbaijan in 2010, Serpentine Pavilion at London in 2019, the World Economic Forum 2018-2020 as well as the Saudi Cup 2020.

In 2008, she was awarded the prestigious Newsweek Poland Award for her efforts in deepening Anglo-Polish relations, alongside the Polish president in exile. Ryszard Kaczorowski and historian Norman Davies. In 2014, she was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

She is a CFA® charter holder, YPO member, and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in management and economics from Gdansk Technical University, Poland.

About Kas Galos
Kas is a visual artist whose professional journey as an art director has introduced her to commercial projects around the world. A fascination with all that art is and can be has led her to evolve into a person who chooses to communicate in an artistic language.

Fascinated by the culture, heritage and philosophy of Japan left a permanent mark on his design style and attitude towards life. Whereas in Kyotoshe discovered the Kintsugi philosophy for the first time, and it continues to inspire her.

About the Singularity Group
Singularity Group is a global impact organization looking to the future to help leaders better understand how exponential technology will shape businesses and societies in the years to come. Through a deeper understanding of the accelerating pace of change and the role technology plays in it, these leaders are creating tremendous positive impact that improves the well-being of people and the health of the planet. Over the past decade, Singularity has worked with more than 75,000 leaders from businesses, nonprofits, governments, investors, and universities. With 250,000 impact-minded innovators across the Singularity Network, 125 chapters and partners on six continents, and a strong digital presence, Singularity Group reaches millions of people every month. The organization has launched more than 5,000 social impact initiatives and its alumni have created more than 200 businesses. For more information, visit https://su.org.

More information and images available at:
https://aurea.gallery
http://www.possiblex.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/roksana_ciurysek_gedir

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