Confidence building consultants http://coberm.net/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 09:58:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://coberm.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-13-120x120.png Confidence building consultants http://coberm.net/ 32 32 ‘Appalling’ Victorian buildings in St Ann’s will be demolished to create ‘enlightening’ new apartments https://coberm.net/appalling-victorian-buildings-in-st-anns-will-be-demolished-to-create-enlightening-new-apartments/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 03:00:00 +0000 https://coberm.net/appalling-victorian-buildings-in-st-anns-will-be-demolished-to-create-enlightening-new-apartments/ A ‘dreadful’ row of Victorian buildings will be demolished to make way for hundreds of new apartments. The old buildings in Union Street, St Ann’s will be replaced by a pair of five- and six-storey towers, after plans were approved by Nottingham City Council on June 8. The two new student accommodation buildings, placed on […]]]>

A ‘dreadful’ row of Victorian buildings will be demolished to make way for hundreds of new apartments. The old buildings in Union Street, St Ann’s will be replaced by a pair of five- and six-storey towers, after plans were approved by Nottingham City Council on June 8.

The two new student accommodation buildings, placed on Union Road and St Marks Street, would contain 139 and 110 studios respectively. Some locals were excited about the future of the collection of old industrial buildings, which would also provide a common courtyard between the new buildings and underground parking.

Michael Nelson, 65, was keen to praise the idea, which he said would “light up” the area. “That would be a great idea, it would brighten the place up and light it up a bit,” Nelson said.

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“It seems like the most promising idea for this building, which has been empty for a few years now. It could be demolishing and tidying up, as it sits on the boundary between St Ann’s and Nottingham city center .

“It would breathe some life back into Aldi. I would recommend it as something that would improve the area.”

Paul Williams, 49, of St Ann’s, said: “I would be fine with it being put away but I would rather not lose the heritage of the older buildings. It’s an eyesore at the minute and nothing happens with it, I can’t remember the last time there was someone in there.

“I think having students here has made the neighborhood safer and has pushed the city center further. But I would like some parts of the old buildings to be saved, but if that can’t be done, I’d rather that it be destroyed down and replaced with something that people would use.”



The old buildings on Union Street will be replaced by a pair of five- and six-story towers

Planning permission was granted in October 2019 for Phase 1 of the development elsewhere in the street, which would see the construction of five cluster apartments (50 beds). Amended plans were approved in January 2020, increasing the number of rooms to 58.

Others, however, did not like the fact that there was more student accommodation in the city. Sandra McCoy, who lives in St Ann’s, added: “There’s too much in the town. There’s no need, why not bring in more social housing or even build a supermarket to compete with Tesco.

“We need things that meet the needs of the people of St Ann’s. I would really like something that more people could use, it’s not just the students.”

Dave Liversidge, St Ann’s for Labor ward councilor on City Council, and Hilary Silvester, executive chair of the Nottingham Civic Society, have previously criticized what they see as a ‘wall’ of student accommodation. They were both against the new plans.

“I think we don’t need even more student flats. If something could be built there that local residents could use, that would be great,” Mr Liversidge said.

“If they could tear it down and build another place that Aldi or a Lidl could rent, that would be better. There’s little in this part of St Ann’s.”

Ms Silvester added: “It depends on the impact on the street scene, hopefully it won’t contribute to the cutting wall of St Ann’s. High rise buildings are not appropriate and five or six floors are at the limit of what is acceptable, I think.

“We wouldn’t want to destroy Victorian buildings if it were possible to convert them. It’s better for buildings to be reused than to build new ones.”

In a planning document, Zenith Planning and Design, on behalf of the applicant Environment Design Consultants, said: “The proposal will fulfill an economic role by advancing the development of a vacant brownfield and providing employment during the construction phase. .

“It will fulfill an economic and social role by accommodating students who will then benefit from local facilities: local shops, drinking establishments, restaurants and hot meals to take away, leisure facilities. It will fulfill an environmental role by improving the appearance of a poor quality site through the construction of well-designed buildings that will improve the appearance of the street scene. »

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Want to spend less time? A prison consultant might be able to help. https://coberm.net/want-to-spend-less-time-a-prison-consultant-might-be-able-to-help/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 09:00:07 +0000 https://coberm.net/want-to-spend-less-time-a-prison-consultant-might-be-able-to-help/ When the rapper Stat Quo was arrested for participating in a scheme to steal millions of frequent flyer miles, naturally he hired a lawyer, but he was still freaking out. “So I went to YouTube. And I was just looking, you know, ‘What do you do when you’ve been named in an indictment?’ “Stat Quo, […]]]>

When the rapper Stat Quo was arrested for participating in a scheme to steal millions of frequent flyer miles, naturally he hired a lawyer, but he was still freaking out. “So I went to YouTube. And I was just looking, you know, ‘What do you do when you’ve been named in an indictment?’ “Stat Quo, legally Stanley Benton, came across the same videos Mejia found and began, in his words, “binge-watching.” Every topic that haunted him — what to do when you’re actually charged, choosing a lawyer, preparing a sentencing memorandum — each had its own video, told with Paperny’s trademark confidence. “OK,” Stat Quo recalls, “that guy knows what he’s talking about.” So he hired him.

The morning I caught up with Stat Quo, he had just returned from a kitchen in Pasadena where he cooked breakfast for the homeless three mornings a week. He started doing it years ago, long before he got in trouble, and he stuck with it. “Actually, it’s important for me to see that, you know what I mean?” Because you know that Hollywood thing I’m into – sometimes you lose sight of reality, you know. My friends’ houses look like malls.

His full story was perfect. He had never come into contact with the law before and he has a family. Yet he had the usual endless view of his own innocence (his friend had offered him discounted plane tickets, and he had bought them unaware that this friend had obtained them by hacking into other people’s accounts and stealing their miles). But when Stat Quo sat down to work on its narrative, it totally got it. He knew that anyone who shows up for a pre-sentencing interview is presumed to be a hardened criminal, but a black rapper?

“My case was out of Dallas, Texas. And let’s be honest here,” he said, “that’s not the most progressive state for a black man. And listen, I’m not Drake Black. I’m, like, Shaka Zulu black. Do you know what I’m saying?” Three of the other defendants who used those stolen miles got the actual time. “A guy came up there trying to explain all sorts of [expletive] and find excuses. It’s the wrong thing to do. But he had no one to tell, because it’s just your natural instinct when you find yourself in front of someone. “Judge, wait a minute, man. I’m not doing anything. So go. Wait, man. You know I’m right here ‘- slam.” This guy was sentenced to two and a half years.

“My judge saw me differently,” he said. “She says, ‘From what I’ve read about you, you shouldn’t even be here. Then she said, “I’d like to give you six months probation, but I can’t. Then she turned to a court officer for clarification. “Should I give him,” she asked, “a year’s probation? Told that the guidelines called for at least a year of probation, she imposed exactly that. “It’s because she was able to read my story,” he says.

Much of Paperny’s advice comes from his own attempts to avoid jail time when the Ponzi scheme he activated fell apart. After he was caught, he figured he’d outwit the feds with a series of clever dodges and deceptions. In the midst of building this web of lies, Paperny insisted that he take a lie detector test. “I immediately googled information about polygraph examinations,” Paperny wrote in his self-published confessional, “Lessons from prison.” He found a $350 online course, which taught him all the “seemingly proven techniques” for evading the polygraph. “By tightening my sphincter when answering questions,” he wrote, “I could supposedly manipulate the machine’s findings of truth to suit my purpose.” And yet, even though he “trained so fervently” and then “squeezed my bowels when necessary”, the polygraph administrator later informed him that “the machine indicated with superior measurement accuracy 99.99%” that he was lying.

“Justin,” he added, “you’re going to jail.”

Once that reality set in, Paperny prepared the same way everyone else does, and as his clients always do – Google “what happens when you go to jail?” He learned a jumble of information, but the day has come. Paperny traveled to Taft Federal Prison Camp in California, changing his street clothes into prison attire. He quickly discovered that there are a lot of rules in jail that Quora doesn’t have the answers to, and routines that you have to figure out on your own.

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India’s National Health Authority develops public dashboard for health data – OpenGov Asia https://coberm.net/indias-national-health-authority-develops-public-dashboard-for-health-data-opengov-asia/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 05:04:34 +0000 https://coberm.net/indias-national-health-authority-develops-public-dashboard-for-health-data-opengov-asia/ A Johns Hopkins University-developed The COVID-19 sensor could revolutionize virus testing by improving accuracy and speeding up a process that many people have found frustrating during the pandemic. The sensor, the researchers say, combines PCR-like accuracy with the speed of rapid antigen testing and could be used for mass testing at airports, schools and hospitals. […]]]>

A Johns Hopkins University-developed The COVID-19 sensor could revolutionize virus testing by improving accuracy and speeding up a process that many people have found frustrating during the pandemic. The sensor, the researchers say, combines PCR-like accuracy with the speed of rapid antigen testing and could be used for mass testing at airports, schools and hospitals.

The sensor, which requires no sample preparation and little operator knowledge, offers a significant advantage over conventional testing methods, especially for population-scale testing, the researchers say.

“The technique is as simple as putting a drop of saliva on our device and getting a negative or positive result,” said the study’s lead authors, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Ishan Barman and Professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, David. Thanks.

According to Barman, the new method, which is not yet on the market, addresses the shortcomings of the two most widely used COVID-19 tests – PCR and rapid tests. The approach is unique in that it is label-free, requiring no further chemical modification such as molecular tagging or antibody functionalization. As a result, the sensor could be used in wearable gadgets in the future.

PCR tests are extremely accurate, but they require time-consuming sample preparation, with results taking hours or even days to analyze in the lab. Rapid tests, on the other hand, which check for the presence of antigens, are less effective at detecting early infections and asymptomatic cases and can lead to incorrect results.

The sensor is almost as sensitive as a PCR test and as fast as a rapid antigen test. The sensor achieved 92% accuracy in detecting SARS-COV-2 in saliva samples in the first test, which is comparable to PCR techniques. The sensor was also extremely good at detecting the presence of other viruses, such as H1N1 and Zika.

Large-area nanoimprint lithography, surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), and machine learning are used to create the sensor. It can be used for mass testing on rigid or flexible surfaces in disposable chip formats.

Another important feature of the technology is its use of modern machine learning algorithms to detect very small signs in spectroscopic data, allowing researchers to identify the presence and concentration of the virus.

The flexible wide-field metal-insulating antenna array (FEMIA) is the essential component of the method. In this table, a saliva sample is applied to the material and analyzed using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. This technique uses laser light to study how molecules in the sample being examined vibrate.

The nanostructured FEMIA greatly enhances the Raman signal of the virus, allowing the system to detect the presence of virus even if only minor traces exist in the sample. From door handles and building entrances to masks and textiles, the sensor material can be applied to any surface. It can also be used with a handheld test device for quick checks in congested areas such as airports or stadiums.

Researchers are still working to improve the technique and test it with patient samples. The associated intellectual property has been patented by Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, and the team is pursuing licensing and commercialization prospects.

The study was funded by the National Science Foundation’s Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) program and the National Institute of Health’s Director’s New Innovator Award.

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Performing Arts Education Customer Service and Publishing Agent – Job posting https://coberm.net/performing-arts-education-customer-service-and-publishing-agent-job-posting/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 05:58:50 +0000 https://coberm.net/performing-arts-education-customer-service-and-publishing-agent-job-posting/ Combine your interest in publishing, your passion for helping others and your understanding of music in this exciting new role. A fabulous opportunity to make a difference in performing arts education! About Us At AMEB, we believe that creativity is in everyone. Our goal is to nurture it by providing an inspiring world-class education in […]]]>

Combine your interest in publishing, your passion for helping others and your understanding of music in this exciting new role. A fabulous opportunity to make a difference in performing arts education!

About Us

At AMEB, we believe that creativity is in everyone. Our goal is to nurture it by providing an inspiring world-class education in music, speech, theater and dance.

Every day we support thousands of learners, teachers and parents of all ages and stages, in Australia and around the world.

We are 100 years young and continue to lead the way with our contemporary publications and resources, innovative online learning platforms, inclusive events, world-class exams and qualifications.

We are proud to employ and work with the best in the industry. And now we’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping others, has a keen interest in publishing, and would love to make a difference.

Sound like you? Come join us!

About the role

The Customer Service and Publishing Officer will maintain our reputation for delivering exceptional customer experiences, while providing essential support in the creation of our educational resources.

In this newly created role, your passion for helping people will be evident as you help our customers with their questions and help your colleagues with their administrative needs..

You will also work closely with and provide administrative support to our publishing team and key publishing stakeholders to ensure our publications and digital assets are delivered efficiently and successfully. Over time, you will have the opportunity to gradually expand your skills in this space.

You will bring to this position a keen interest in publishing, as well as a sense of mutual support and an affinity for processes and organization.

The ability to learn and use multiple online systems, platforms and technologies is an essential part of the role, as is building productive relationships with people inside and outside the organization . You’ll also be proud to be an AMEB Ambassador, knowing that your work helps build AMEB’s impact and reach.

This role is part of our customer and sales support team and our publishing team. This is a full-time position and a fixed-term contract of three years (6 months of trial) will be offered with the possibility of extension. The role will be based in Naarm/Melbourne where our office is located and we offer flexible working arrangements.

Please note that employment in this position is subject to the successful candidate holding a valid work with children check.

what you gonna do

  • Respond to customer inquiries with efficiency and empathy to reach an appropriate resolution.
  • Build constructive relationships with publishing stakeholders (including reviewers, consultants, and composers) and other internal teams.
  • Assist in the planning, administration and delivery of publishing projects, including preparation of contracts, coordination of proofs and preparation of manuscripts, with the possibility of extending proofreading, typesetting and listening to tests.
  • Identify opportunities to improve workflows, procedures and results across customer service and publishing.
  • Provide general administrative support to the entire organization, including booking business travel, arranging meetings, and ordering supplies, and assist with other activities such as administering exams and delivering online products as appropriate.
  • Assume responsibility for their own safety and that of others.

What you will bring to the role

  • Good understanding of musical performance, written music and music theory.
  • Interest in dance, speech or theater beneficial but not essential.
  • Strong communication, human relations and customer service skills.
  • High level of professionalism.
  • Curiosity, creativity and thirst for learning.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Mac or PC systems and MS Office suite, and confidence to quickly learn new or custom programs and platforms.
  • Knowledge of music notation software is an asset.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.

Our culture and working environment

We are committed to creating an inclusive, supportive and respectful environment for our employees. We are also proud to offer a workplace that promotes continuous professional development, flexible work arrangements and career development opportunities.

Additionally, our employees have access to a contemporary employee assistance program that includes lifestyle and wellness programs and exclusive discounts.

How to register

Send us your CV and a cover letter explaining why you are perfect for the position: careers@ameb.edu.au

We celebrate the depth, strength and value that diversity brings, across cultural backgrounds, job skills, work styles, personality types, life experiences and perspectives. We welcome applications from all individuals.

Learn more about us at ameb.edu.au. If you have any questions about us or the role, contact Krista Imberger, Executive Officer, on 1300 725 709.

Applications close on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. AEST.

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Is the appointment of Glyn Davis the beginning of a real reform of the APS? https://coberm.net/is-the-appointment-of-glyn-davis-the-beginning-of-a-real-reform-of-the-aps/ Tue, 31 May 2022 00:41:13 +0000 https://coberm.net/is-the-appointment-of-glyn-davis-the-beginning-of-a-real-reform-of-the-aps/ The appointment of Glyn Davis as Secretary to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Department is welcome. He may be an ‘outsider’ at APS, but he has experience as the head of the Queensland Civil Service, has been a specialist in public administration for many years and, as a vice-chancellor of two of our best universities, […]]]>

The appointment of Glyn Davis as Secretary to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Department is welcome.

He may be an ‘outsider’ at APS, but he has experience as the head of the Queensland Civil Service, has been a specialist in public administration for many years and, as a vice-chancellor of two of our best universities, he managed very large and complex public organizations.

He’s also not easily pigeonholed in terms of personal political leanings despite his past ties to Kevin Rudd (rumoured to include an offer to be Rudd’s PM&C secretary in 2007).

His chairmanship of the Ramsay Foundation as well as his leadership of the universities of Melbourne and Griffith suggest respect for traditional liberalism and give confidence that he can return the post of PM&C secretary to non-partisan professionalism.

His standing both domestically and internationally also puts him in a good position to help the Albanian government address the big challenges it faces – the economy, foreign relations, leading our response to climate change and finding climate change. Consensus for Constitutional Change to Provide Indigenous “Voice”.

His personal style suggests the ability to bring together expertise within APS and leverage knowledge and skills elsewhere, including in academia.

He was a member of the APS Thodey Review. Arguably, more than any of the other members, he has endeavored to strengthen his evidence base by commissioning a series of research papers from ANZSOG.

He will want to see the recommendations rejected by the Morrison government revisited by the Albanian government, but he will be open to changes and improvements recognizing the limitations of the Thodey report.

But before he can help the prime minister and civil service minister (presumably Katy Gallagher) consider those recommendations, he and the APS commissioner will have to advise on further secretarial appointments (assuming that ‘they won’t be done this week, before Davis takes up his new role).

This will follow the Prime Minister’s announcement of a new Administrative Arrangements Order, expected this week.

Hopefully the AAO will lead to a much better alignment between Cabinet ministers and the civil service, with a return to the portfolio arrangements that have served the Hawke, Keating and Howard governments so well.

If so, there will be several new departments, so almost every cabinet minister will have their own portfolio department and every government function will be represented in the cabinet.

With at least one retirement looming, it seems likely that there are at least four more secretarial vacancies to be filled. With some reshuffling of the current secretaries as well, the APS leadership has the opportunity to present a whole new face without any politicization; indeed, without involuntary stops.

Davis and APS Commissioner Peter Woolcott need to be very careful when advising the Prime Minister on these appointments, looking at possible candidates both within and beyond APS who can provide the political skills and necessary management skills, build constructive relationships with ministers and have the leadership qualities needed to nurture a stronger and more capable service.

They should not be concerned with the perception of winners or losers, only who could best address the respective portfolio challenges and provide the required leadership. These appointments offer a great opportunity to initiate a rejuvenation of the APS.

While the government can take quick action to remove staff caps and limit spending on consultants, contractors and labor, Davis and the APS commissioner, along with a new finance secretary , can then help Senator Gallagher pursue more fundamental changes, drawing, in part, on the Thodey Report.

These should include:

  • Expand the role of the APS Commissioner to be the professional head of APS, with the PM&C Secretary being the operational head who marshals APS resources to respond to requests from the Prime Minister, Cabinet and Government ;
  • Strengthen the application of the merit principle not only for APS summit appointments, but also for Commonwealth Boards, Heads of Agencies and Statutory Officers;
  • Review salaries and conditions in the APS;
  • Review the financing of administrative expenditure to promote efficiency while improving the level and quality of public services, considering in particular investments in new technologies; and
  • Rethink the role of the Board of Secretaries, shifting it from its current lowest common denominator role, focused on service oversight, to truly collaborative in support of its two primary responsibilities: assisting the cabinet (with the PM&C Secretary taking the head) and the exercise of the stewardship of the APS (directed by the commissioner of the APS).

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APS suffers from ‘command and control’ dynamics and outsourcing, expert says

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Riedel Foundation approves $25,000 matching grant to Hannibal-LaGrange University – Muddy River News https://coberm.net/riedel-foundation-approves-25000-matching-grant-to-hannibal-lagrange-university-muddy-river-news/ Sat, 28 May 2022 15:16:34 +0000 https://coberm.net/riedel-foundation-approves-25000-matching-grant-to-hannibal-lagrange-university-muddy-river-news/ HANNIBAL, Mo. – The George H. Riedel Foundation recently approved a $25,000 matching grant for Hannibal-LaGrange University’s Scarlet and Blue auction. Ray Carty, vice president for institutional advancement at HLGU, said the school is facing a financial challenge. The award expresses a vote of confidence in the university and its economic impact on Hannibal. Riedel […]]]>

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The George H. Riedel Foundation recently approved a $25,000 matching grant for Hannibal-LaGrange University’s Scarlet and Blue auction.

Ray Carty, vice president for institutional advancement at HLGU, said the school is facing a financial challenge. The award expresses a vote of confidence in the university and its economic impact on Hannibal.

Riedel administrator Bill Craigmiles said the matching grant encourages the university to raise funds and people to donate. After that, the Riedel Foundation will provide up to $25,000 in matching funds.

The Riedel Foundation has awarded nearly $150,000 in financial support to Hannibal-LaGrange since its inception in 2000. These awards have helped establish computer and music camps for Hannibal’s children, provided equipment for the science and scholarship building for the university. He has also contributed financially to the fine arts theater and its productions, medical training for the nursing program, and mentorship for at-risk children.

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Opinion: Royal BC Museum CEO commitments raise conflict of interest concerns https://coberm.net/opinion-royal-bc-museum-ceo-commitments-raise-conflict-of-interest-concerns/ Fri, 20 May 2022 23:26:00 +0000 https://coberm.net/opinion-royal-bc-museum-ceo-commitments-raise-conflict-of-interest-concerns/ When Alicia Dubois, the new CEO of the Royal BC Museum (RBCM), spoke at the May 13 press conference about the museum’s controversial $789 million redevelopment planned for 2030, it was remarkable and outstanding. that she didn’t mention the words “Nish Synergies Advisory Grouper.” Since being announced as CEO on Feb. 9, Dubois has maintained […]]]>

When Alicia Dubois, the new CEO of the Royal BC Museum (RBCM), spoke at the May 13 press conference about the museum’s controversial $789 million redevelopment planned for 2030, it was remarkable and outstanding. that she didn’t mention the words “Nish Synergies Advisory Grouper.”

Since being announced as CEO on Feb. 9, Dubois has maintained a surprisingly full schedule of speaking engagements and public appearances that include promoting her private consulting firm.

Additionally, her online speaker bios for these events often fail to mention her permanent full-time CEO position at Museum Victoria.

The unusual and repeated omission of this critical information raises concerns about the conflict of interest and Dubois’ level of commitment to his new job.

Dubois abruptly quit previous job as CEO of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) on November 12, 2021 after only 14 months. According to Corporations Canada records, it incorporated Nish Synergies Advisory Group on November 19, 2021. Dubois is the sole member of the board of directors and the head office address is a residence in Canmore, Alberta. It also registered the domain name nishsynergies.ca on November 14, 2021.

The stated mission of the Nish Synergies Advisory Group is to advise “business leaders, corporations, non-profit organizations and Indigenous governments in their search for how to create synergistic and lasting business partnerships with shared results and measurable impact.

However, the eight-page job description RBCM’s CEO Responsibilities – released July 26, 2021 by Leaders International, which coordinated the CEO search – does not include the flexibility to moonlight as a private consultant.

It doesn’t matter if Dubois is paid for these concerts outside, she invests a lot of time in them.

This comes at a time when RBCM and the BC government are facing a tidal wave of criticism for greenlighting what would be the most expensive museum in Canadian history – without disclose specific details about proposed exhibits, architectural plans, a procurement schedule, or a clear rationale for the 2030 schedule. B.C. Tourism Minister Melanie Mark said the business case would be released this week, but later pushed back the release date to May 25 Instead.

This fits into RBCM’s pattern of highly publicized communications failures over the past two years.

After the very public resignation in 2020 of Lucy Bell, the museum’s head of Indigenous collections and repatriation, Jack Lohman, then CEO, resigned in February 2021, and RBCM apologized for internal racism in June 2021. The museum then suddenly announced on November 3, 2021 that it would be closing its popular third-floor main galleries – including the beloved Old Town, Becoming BC and the First Peoples Gallery – in service of modernization and decolonization.

A massive public backlash ensued as RBCM worked to explain exactly how the Old Town, in particular, was guilty of “offensive stories” with its vintage forge, its hotel and its cinema, or how its destruction would help the process of reconciliation. Additionally, questions have swirled about the lack of a published plan, budget or timeline for the museum’s renovations.

The outcry continued beyond the January 2, 2022 third-floor closures and grew deafening last week with objections to the $1 billion cost of redevelopment as health care and housing in British Columbia are both in crisis. Meanwhile, public confidence in the leadership of the RBCM plummeted.

So for Dubois – as the new face of the museum – to promote his private consulting business at a time like this is remarkable.

The speeches in question are not museal. It’s okay for CEOs to give speeches, but it’s not okay for them to identify themselves as consultants when they do. The relevance of Dubois’ priorities is open to discussion.

On February 24, 2022, Dubois hosted the Central Canada Business Forum, a Toronto-based virtual event. She is identified as “Founder, Nish Synergies Advisory Group”.

On March 28, 2022, Politico reported on this CORE (Collaborative Online Resources & Education) Alberta seminar: “ALICIA DUBOIS, founder of the Nish Synergies Advisory Group, in conversation with the Minister of Labor SEAMUS O’REGAN and LYLE DANIELS, community and aboriginal director for the building trades of Alberta. »

For a First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) conference at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver on April 25-26, 2022, Dubois is identified as “Co-Chair, CCCAB [sic](Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business).

On May 5, 2022, Dubois participated in an online panel discussion titled “Building an Inclusive Economy: Board Governance and the Importance of Economic Reconciliation” at the Institute of Directors’ National Directors’ Conference. companies (IAS). The CEO of RBCM is identified as “Co-Chair, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business; Director, Green Impact Partners, Inc.; Founder and Director, Nish Synergies Advisory Group.

The ICD then published a summary of highlights from the event on May 12, 2022 in which many other participants are identified by their professional leadership positions. Dubois is not identified as CEO of RBCM, but only as “Co-Chair, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business”.

On May 26, 2022, Dubois is scheduled to take part in a panel titled “Future Economic Outlook for 2022 and Beyond” at the Gray Eagle Resort & Casino Event Center in Calgary. This is the final presentation from the Forward Summit, billed as “a multi-day, Indigenous-led conference dedicated to advancing economic partnerships, uncovering opportunities for change, and supporting national relationships between Canada’s industry leaders and Indigenous communities.

The title of Dubois’ Forward Summit biography was recently updated to read “CEO of the Royal BC Museum” instead of “Nish Synergies Advisory Group, Founder.” Yet although the real 308 word biography provides information on virtually every major job she has held, including her roles with AIOC, CIBC and ENMAX, and includes a sentence devoted to the Nish Synergies Advisory Group, it says nothing about her responsibilities with RBCM.

Perhaps due to concern about outside speaking engagements, Dubois still hasn’t provided a biography for RBCM’s website more than three months after being announced as CEO.

Conversely, she has provided much the same biography in recent years for Natural Gas World Canadian Gas Dialogues, Wolverine Energy and Infrastructure Inc.the Indigenomics Institute, and other organizations. We therefore do not know why the space for his bio on the RBCM website still says “coming soon”.

RBCM has not publicly disclosed whether Dubois pre-approved his speaking engagements and appearances with the museum’s board. He also did not reveal whether the museum pays her to speak at in-person conferences.

Part 4 of the Museum Act of 2003, which made the Royal BC Museum a provincial Crown corporation, stipulates under “Conflict of Interest”: “Each director or senior officer of the Company who holds a position or owns property which, directly or indirectly, could create a duty or interest in conflict with his duty or interest as director or senior officer of the company, must disclose the fact, nature and extent of the conflict at a meeting of the directors of the company.

The way Dubois is positioning herself publicly raises red flags about the likelihood that she will lead the RBCM’s redevelopment to completion by 2030.

To the government Press release Accompanying the May 13 announcement, Dubois said, “How we share and learn from the truths and lived experiences of our past is fundamental to building our future and strengthening the fabric of our communities. By this standard, it is worth examining the past of the CEO.

According to Dubois LinkedIn profilein her last eight full-time jobs, she never held a position longer than three years and a month and generally stayed less than two years.

Conversely, former RBCM CEOs have remained in office for much longer, including Bill Barkley (1984-2001), Pauline Rafferty (2001-2012) and Jack Lohman (2012-2021).

RBCM has yet to reveal the Dubois CEO’s salary. The salary range indicated when the position was announcement was $170,000 to $230,000. The newest in the museum Executive Compensation Disclosure Report (2021) reports that Lohman, RBCM’s last permanent CEO, earned over $200,000 in total compensation, including benefits and pension, in 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21.

In recent interviews with Radio Canada and CFAX 1070 before the controversial May 13 press conference, Dubois did not reveal details about what the revamped museum will contain. She reiterated the BC Ministry of Tourism’s talking points, stressing that it will be diverse, inclusive and culturally safe, and shine a light on marginalized communities in BC.

Dubois told CBC that she moved her office downstairs and spent time greeting visitors in the RBCM lobby. These appearances were presumably not in the name of the Nish Synergies Advisory Group.


Lucas Aykroyd is an award-winning Victorian-born journalist whose work has appeared in National Geographic, The Washington Post and The New York Times. In 2009, he was nominated for a media award from the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC (now Indigenous Tourism BC).

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Rep. Mike Simpson sees a competitive challenge in Bryan Smith https://coberm.net/rep-mike-simpson-sees-a-competitive-challenge-in-bryan-smith/ Sun, 15 May 2022 10:00:00 +0000 https://coberm.net/rep-mike-simpson-sees-a-competitive-challenge-in-bryan-smith/ U.S. Representative Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, right, a 12-term congressman representing the state’s 2nd congressional district, faces challenger Bryan Smith, an Idaho Falls attorney, in the Republican primary. Republican voters in eastern Idaho may feel like they’re experiencing deja vu as they cast their ballots in the May 17 primaries for the 2nd congressional district, which […]]]>

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U.S. Representative Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, right, a 12-term congressman representing the state’s 2nd congressional district, faces challenger Bryan Smith, an Idaho Falls attorney, in the Republican primary.

Republican voters in eastern Idaho may feel like they’re experiencing deja vu as they cast their ballots in the May 17 primaries for the 2nd congressional district, which includes a repeat game between longtime incumbent Rep. date Mike Simpson and challenger Bryan Smith.

Simpson, 71, and Smith, 59, an Idaho Falls attorney, also faced off in the district’s 2014 Republican primary. Simpson, a former dentist, won that race with nearly 62 percent of the vote, as well as three general elections since.

Now, as he seeks a 13th term, he is campaigning largely on his record having held the seat since 1999.

“My record over the last 12 quarters speaks for itself,” Simpson told the Idaho Statesman in a phone interview. “I think I reflect the values ​​and interests of my state and district very well.”

Smith, meanwhile, is on a slate of right-wing candidates across multiple statewide races trying to bring down a number of incumbents. In what turned into a costly and grueling primary battle, Smith called Simpson both a ‘career politician’ and a RINO – a term meaning ‘Republican in name only’ – while claiming his opponent lost. contact with his constituents.

Part of that, Smith said, is because the state and the congressional district have become increasingly conservative, including during former Republican President Donald Trump’s four-year term.

“Mike Simpson has become a fossil and a relic to his constituents,” Smith told the Statesman in a phone interview. “State spun more right, while Mike dropped, faired and veered left. All of those things make it a much different race than 2014.”

Simpson took issue with the characterization, instead describing himself as a “go-to guy” in Congress on all things agriculture, including his involvement in drafting the U.S. Farm Bill renewed every five years. Additionally, he highlighted his work to remove gray wolves from federal protections, guide statewide management of sage-grouse protections, and also ensure the U.S. Forest Service has the funds needed to combat the increasing occurrences of catastrophic wildfires in the West.

As a senior member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Simpson said his continued state representation was essential to maintaining Idaho’s interests in Washington, DC.

In a recent spending bill signed by President Joe Biden, for example, Simpson said he helped securing tens of millions of dollars in water system upgrades at Mountain Home Air Force Base, record funding for the Idaho National Laboratory in Idaho Falls, and an overall national defense budget bolstered by up to the end of the exercise.

Smith, however, took aim at the $1.5 trillion spending program, against which the rest of the federal delegation from Idaho—Republican senses Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and Representative Russ Fulcher—each voted against. Smith called the bill an example of Simpson’s growing drive to support big spending and expanded government — ones that don’t respect traditional conservative values.

“In 2014 I ran because Mike was just too liberal for the district, I felt like that,” Smith said. “What’s hard to believe is that Mike Simpson did the impossible and got worse.”

The most expensive congressional race in the state

Together, Simpson and Smith have raised more than $1 million in campaign donations since October, according to Federal Election Commission records, easily making it Idaho’s most competitive congressional race. Smith added an additional $450,000 in personal loans to his campaign to match Simpson’s nearly 2-to-1 fundraising pace.

Through April, the two candidates have also combined to spend more than $1.2 million on television and digital ads, consultants, fundraising events and direct mail to voters. Residents of the 2nd Congressional District will be happy when May 17 rolls around, Simpson joked, just so they can see the end of the blitz of political direct mail and race-related TV ads.

“As a challenger, you need enough money for an active campaign, to help build name recognition, as well as to differentiate yourself from the incumbent or attack the incumbent,” said Jaclyn Kettler, professor of political science at Boise State University. . “Other groups are spending money as well, and that’s the one thing that’s hard to track carefully before the election.”

Three other Republicans qualified for the 2nd Congressional District primary: Flint L. Christensen, Daniel AL Levy and Chris Porter. However, none of the three reported fundraising or active campaigning, leaving Simpson and Smith in a two-horse race.

Polarize political disagreements

What both candidates agree on is the need to better secure the US-Mexico border, something each has said the Biden administration has failed to do since taking office. Simpson and Smith each want to see the restart of border wall construction that was started under Trump.

So too, each candidate told the Statesman, to jump-start construction of the Keystone XL pipeline along the Canada-US border and three US states to deliver more oil. The two also said they would like to see an increase in mining for minerals and natural resources on public lands in Idaho.

They agree each state should be responsible for its own elections, rather than the federal government getting more involved, as they said Democrats are seeking to do with new laws.

Simpson, however, said he had confidence in the 2020 election results, when Biden defeated Trump. Smith said, however, that he believes growing evidence shows voter fraud on a ‘massive and giant scale’ swung the presidency to Biden, instead of Trump – lining up with the false claims of Trump and his allies, for which evidence has never surfaced.

“There’s no doubt that the election was, I will say, rigged in favor of Joe Biden,” Smith said. “It appears to have been stolen from (Trump) through illegal ballot and ballot box collections, and there’s very good reason to believe that, had that not happened, the President Trump would have been the president.”

One of Simpson and Smith’s biggest clashes involves their respective strategies for solving water and salmon population issues along the lower Snake River.

Simpson proposed a compromise between Idaho, Oregon and Washington to remove four dams to help prevent potential salmon extinction, while recharging state aquifers and providing water for the farm and other farming needs. Smith argued that the approach is untested, does not solve the problem of fluctuating fish populations and is a “scare tactic” by Simpson to garner votes.

“I’m trying to save water for Idaho farmers rather than just dumping it in the river,” Simpson told The Statesman on Friday. “We put the concept out there, and it has to be debated and decided, I think, by the people of the Pacific Northwest. We are trying to put an end to the lawsuits, where we spend millions (of dollars) every year, against the farmers, because of the dams and the loss of salmon runs.

Simpson said the court is a place Smith has gotten too comfortable, given his job as a lawyer working for a debt collection agency.

He said Smith filed thousands of lawsuits against vulnerable Idaho residents in arrears with medical bills, amassing millions of dollars in payments through “excessive, abusive and unethical” practices. It’s Smith’s record that voters need to consider, Simpson said, because his opponent has never held public office before.

Smith called Simpson’s allegations in the bitter rivalry “vitriolic campaign rhetoric” in an effort to maintain control of the congressional seat. He said his law firm has never been accused of wrongdoing or illegal practices, received a cease-and-desist letter or closed by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, and maintains a Better Business Bureau “A-” rating.

“You’d think a 22-year-old starter would come forward on what he’s accomplished and what he’s done,” Smith said. “but from the very beginning he attacked me and my profession and attacked me as a lawyer. Mike is just making stuff up because he’s trying to win an election.

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Kevin Fixler is an investigative reporter for the Idaho Statesman. He previously covered local government, the environment and transportation at Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, Calif., and Summit Daily News in Breckenridge, Colo. He is a graduate of the University of Denver and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.
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Global Demand for Low-VOC Adhesives Expected to Grow at a CAGR of Over 5% by 2030 | Fact.MR Forecast – Queen Anne and Mangolia News https://coberm.net/global-demand-for-low-voc-adhesives-expected-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-over-5-by-2030-fact-mr-forecast-queen-anne-and-mangolia-news/ Wed, 11 May 2022 02:54:09 +0000 https://coberm.net/global-demand-for-low-voc-adhesives-expected-to-grow-at-a-cagr-of-over-5-by-2030-fact-mr-forecast-queen-anne-and-mangolia-news/ Since low VOC adhesives are environmentally friendly adhesives with high strength and bonding capabilities, they are sought after in a wide range of industries, especially paper and packaging and for transportation purposes. The demand for hot melt type is booming, especially driving high market growth in Asia-Pacific and North America. The report also discusses how […]]]>
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Globally, the ripper market is also expected to grow at a high rate – Queen Anne and Mangolia News https://coberm.net/globally-the-ripper-market-is-also-expected-to-grow-at-a-high-rate-queen-anne-and-mangolia-news/ Fri, 06 May 2022 11:47:44 +0000 https://coberm.net/globally-the-ripper-market-is-also-expected-to-grow-at-a-high-rate-queen-anne-and-mangolia-news/ Ripper is widely used in excavator to prepare foundation pits, canals and trenches. The excavator ripper is the world’s most chosen ripper for construction work. Construction work in hilly areas such as cutting through rock, permafrost and shale for construction of roads, bridges and tunnels is driving the market demand. Ripper sales are associated with […]]]>

Ripper is widely used in excavator to prepare foundation pits, canals and trenches. The excavator ripper is the world’s most chosen ripper for construction work. Construction work in hilly areas such as cutting through rock, permafrost and shale for construction of roads, bridges and tunnels is driving the market demand.

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