Assigned Duties – 911 Police Aid Foundation http://911policeaidfoundation.org/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 01:35:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon.png Assigned Duties – 911 Police Aid Foundation http://911policeaidfoundation.org/ 32 32 Kashim Shettima and the Political Blunders – OpEd – Eurasia Review https://911policeaidfoundation.org/kashim-shettima-and-the-political-blunders-oped-eurasia-review/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 01:35:18 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/kashim-shettima-and-the-political-blunders-oped-eurasia-review/ Kashim Shettima is a controversial politician. He has a penchant for stirring up controversy. His views on the North-South political divide have earned him many detractors. Furthermore, there are mostly unsubstantiated claims that he sympathizes with Boko Haram. Shettima, former Governor of Borno State, Senator representing Borno Central and All Progressives Party, Vice Presidential Candidate […]]]>

Kashim Shettima is a controversial politician. He has a penchant for stirring up controversy. His views on the North-South political divide have earned him many detractors. Furthermore, there are mostly unsubstantiated claims that he sympathizes with Boko Haram. Shettima, former Governor of Borno State, Senator representing Borno Central and All Progressives Party, Vice Presidential Candidate (APC) is a man of letters, speaker and scholar. It’s clear that Shettima is a bibliophile, judging by his stellar public engagements. He is full and overflowing with knowledge. It is admirable to have politicians who value books, learning and education in general. This explains his depth as a politician who seems to be on a higher pedestal than most of his peers.

Kashim is a knowledge seeker and he has a strong passion for education. This perhaps explains why he chose Professor Babagana Zulum, a commissioner from his cabinet, as his successor in Borno State. According to him, the surest way to fight Boko Haram is to continuously provide quality education to more children, paraphrasing Yousuf Malala, that weapons can only kill terrorists, but it is education that can kill the ideology of terrorism. Part of his progress in education includes the establishment of Borno State University, one of his legacy projects. In addition, more than forty model primary schools equipped with air conditioners were built during his tenure. Speaking on the challenge of insecurity, he said that “education is the best weapon we have to fight poverty, ignorance and terrorism”.

Shettima’s recent outing at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) conference where he represented its manager was seen as brilliant, showcasing his understanding of economic issues and fundamentals. Stripped of the distraction of his awkward sartorial adornment that became meat on which social media fed, he gave a good account of himself at this conference. Undoubtedly, Kashim Shettima is a man with the gift of small talk. Social media dwellers were distracted by the shadow instead of the substance of Shettima’s post. Indeed, as they say, a man who reads is a man who thinks. Kashim Shettima studied agricultural economics and was a lecturer, but later turned to banking before his foray into politics. Indeed, the nation needs many of these types in politics and government because there seems to be a deficit of strategic thinkers, visionaries, analysts and experts who have the ability to come up with solutions. local to the myriad of issues that beset our nation.

Despite the insurgency in the northeast region, his performance as Governor of Borno was above average. He left a solid foundation on which his successor can build. Without the insurgency in the northeast region, Shettima and outgoing Governor Babagana Zulum would have achieved much more in education, health, infrastructure and other human development indices. It is important to note that Borno State is strategically placed being the only state with three international borders, namely Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic, hence easily exposed to insurgency on three fronts.

Lately, Shettima has been making headlines for the wrong reasons. It is almost contradictory that a learned man should have a predilection for unpardonable blunders. In a way, he comes across as a goof machine. The political blunder is simply a distortion or exaggeration of the facts, which is done unconsciously. It appears that Kashim, as a result of his apprenticeship, appears to be suffering from logorrhea, which is excessive talkativeness and talkativeness. In short, he has a penchant for verbal excesses. Kashim Shettima’s propensity for gaffes was evident when he solicited his principal as campaign general manager Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in the build-up to the APC presidential primary. On TVC’s Journalists’ Hangout, Kashim Shettima spoke eloquently of Tinubu describing him as the most experienced and qualified candidate among the cast of candidates to choose the party’s presidential ticket. While highlighting the qualities of his candidate, he also thoughtlessly dismissed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo whom he described as both a gentleman and a decent man, but who would be better off as an ice cream vendor, not actually. for the tumult of the presidential draw. .

Not done yet, he also described Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan as a man who would be better off as a tomato seller in Potiskum or Damaturu and not someone who has what it takes to be president. According to Shettima, nice men don’t make good leaders. Kashim Shettima’s verbal rebuke of Osinbajo and Lawan was roundly condemned by Nigerians. Afterwards, he issued a public apology to the Vice President and the President of the Senate. Despite his apologies, his verbal missiles had hit their target, and therefore difficult to recall. As the Good Book says, a word once spoken cannot be recalled; he enters the invisible to fulfill his mission, whether positive or negative. Words are powerful and should therefore be chosen carefully and wisely.

Kashim Shettima’s tendency to go overboard was on full display during the NBA conference where he represented APC standard bearer Bola Tinubu. Despite his well-articulated position, he made a misstep when he said that as vice president he would be in charge of security and by implication of the armed forces and would be in the front line with troops in the battle. to contain insurgents and bandits, while its director, Tinubu, will take care of the economy if elected. In his zeal and attempt to sell the APC ticket, Kashim went too far for the simple reason that real power stems from the president’s office. The Vice President derives his authority from the President and tasks are given to him at the pleasure of the President. Part of the vice president’s duties as set out in the Constitution include chairing the National Economic Council, among other parastatals. Thus, by any stretch of the imagination, it is incongruous for the vice president to take command and control of security, as this will be a sure recipe for a power struggle between the president and his deputy. Even so, by the letter and spirit of the Constitution, it is an anomaly to say that the vice president will be in charge of security. It is simply an error which does not correspond to the facts.

Of course, the APC presidential campaign team was quick to quell the tension generated by Shettima’s blunder and quickly put out the fire of his inflammatory remarks at the NBA conference, saying Shettima won’t meant that he would be in charge of the armed forces rather than he would be fully involved with the president, if elected, in the assault on insurgents and bandits.

Yet being a personality given to verbosity, Kashim Shettima made another gaffe on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of the Yoruba Tennis Club, Lagos. In an attempt to highlight his director’s supposed star quality, he remarked that Tinubu was a combination of the qualities of former heads of state, including General Yakubu Gowon whom he described as a humble and human, chef Olusegun Obasanjo is a dynamic and hardworking chef. , General Ibrahim Babangida a generous leader as well as the hospitality of General Sani Abacha. Predictably, the Nigerians leveled their guns at him firing several volleys at him, describing his allusion to General Abacha as not only tendentious but patently offensive. Many commentators reminded him that the Abacha era was one of the darkest periods in Nigerian history. At that time, even Bola Tinubu had to vote with his feet to avoid being arrested being one of the main figures of the National Democratic Coalition, NADECO who was on the Abacha regime’s watch list being that the group was opposed to Abacha’s plot to transmute into a civilian president. Later, Shettima clarified his statement by saying that Nigeria needs a leader in the Abacha mold who combines ruthlessness with the taciturnity that is needed to checkmate terrorists.

The tendency to blunder is not unique to Kashim Shettima. In fact, Shettima is in good company as US President Joe Biden is renowned as a serial gaffe. Biden blunders most of the time. In fact, there was speculation that President Barack Obama withheld his endorsement during Biden’s run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 2019 due to Biden’s tendency for gaffes and talkativeness. Despite his tendency for gaffes, Biden still won the presidential race in 2020, beating incumbent President Donald Trump.

As the campaign kicks into high gear, it is imperative that APC presidential campaign watchers take steps to put Kashim Shettima on a leash to avoid a situation that could lead to a bigger blunder on the part of of the vice-presidential candidate. Indeed, another high-octane blunder can jeopardize his principal’s chances, which can invariably torpedo the campaign. Also, Kashim Shettima, as an intelligent and well grounded personality, should appreciate that there are times when silence is golden. Moreover, 2023 will prove to be a make-or-break election, so any major gaffes from Shettima could be detrimental to the APC’s chances. He must learn to weigh and measure his words before speaking them because everything he says will be representative of his principal’s position. Due to the role the vice-presidential candidate plays in the campaign as an attack machine against the opposition, it is important that Kashim Shettima does not exaggerate due to his penchant for gaffes. More importantly, Kashim Shettima must strive to bridle his tongue to avoid a runny tongue, flight of ideas, and a tendency towards scattered verbosity.

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Cox will be named interim administrator of the town of Soap Lake https://911policeaidfoundation.org/cox-will-be-named-interim-administrator-of-the-town-of-soap-lake/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 00:18:08 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/cox-will-be-named-interim-administrator-of-the-town-of-soap-lake/ SOAP LAKE – Soap Lake Police Chief Ryan Cox will be named at the next meeting of City Council as interim City Administrator of Soap Lake. “It’s really more of a city manager, a project manager, not really an administrator of everyone,” Cox said. Cox explained that while in other towns it might be considered […]]]>


SOAP LAKE – Soap Lake Police Chief Ryan Cox will be named at the next meeting of City Council as interim City Administrator of Soap Lake.

“It’s really more of a city manager, a project manager, not really an administrator of everyone,” Cox said.

Cox explained that while in other towns it might be considered a conflict of interest that the chief of police is also the town administrator, the town of Soap Lake is set up in a way that it is not. He further said that he has already taken on many administrative duties since the former city administrator left at the end of June to take up another post elsewhere.

“It was suggested by several civilians,” Cox said of how he became the focus for the acting job. “And when I was asked, I said, well, I’m doing three-quarters of it anyway.”

He said that with the new position, he would take on certain tasks, including overseeing city projects, grants and organizing training. He noted that this position does not allow him to oversee other city departments, as the city administrator is a department in itself and reports directly to the mayor.

Cox was originally scheduled to be nominated at the Sept. 21 meeting, but the matter was brought up for the next Oct. 5 meeting.

“We do the contract with the chief for six months or until I find someone,” said Soap Lake Mayor Michelle Agliano.

Agliano said she actively interviews candidates for the position and always accepts applications.

“We’re really looking for someone with strong administrative or management skills,” Agliano said. “Someone who can work with our engineers, work with the public, do various tasks given to them by the city council and myself.”

Rebecca Pettingill can be reached at rpettingill@columbiabasinherald.com.

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Job: Pharmacist at Lagos Executive Cardiovascular Clinic https://911policeaidfoundation.org/job-pharmacist-at-lagos-executive-cardiovascular-clinic/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 01:00:32 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/job-pharmacist-at-lagos-executive-cardiovascular-clinic/ Department: Pharmacy Reports to: Director of Operations and Chief Medical Director Slot machines : 2 openings Summary of work The pharmacist will assist in the dispensing of medications, verify prescriptions and advise patients on the medications they have been prescribed. He/she will ensure adequate supply of pharmacies through intelligent inventory management, review of actual usage […]]]>

Department: Pharmacy

Reports to: Director of Operations and Chief Medical Director

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Summary of work

  • The pharmacist will assist in the dispensing of medications, verify prescriptions and advise patients on the medications they have been prescribed.
  • He/she will ensure adequate supply of pharmacies through intelligent inventory management, review of actual usage and review of reorder levels.
  • The pharmacist will develop and implement strategic initiatives and services in the pharmacy sector.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • To perform this job successfully, a person must be able to perform each essential task satisfactorily. Other missions may be assigned.
  • Pharmacist duties
  • As a pharmacist, you will be responsible for preparing and dispensing medications to patients. You will achieve this by filling a doctor’s prescription.
  • The work involves a high level of responsibility and knowledge. A pharmacist does not just dispense prescribed medication; he/she has the expertise and the will to help people and provide them with information and solutions.
  • The pharmacist should be fully qualified to interpret the symptoms so that the patient can either be treated immediately for a minor condition or be referred to the appropriate physician. Pharmacists must also be able to provide professional advice on cosmetic or parapharmaceutical products.
  • The goal is to ensure the effective use of medicines and to become the population’s trusted ally against health problems. This way, you can provide maximum value to both the pharmacy and society.
  • Review and fill doctor’s orders, verifying their adequacy and legality
  • Organize the pharmacy efficiently to facilitate and speed up the identification of products
  • Maintain full control over the delivery, storage and labeling of drugs and other products
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of the clinic’s medication formulary
  • Keep records of all medications, doses and prices on the clinic’s automated inventory.
  • Protects patients and technicians by adhering to infection control protocols.
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Maintains pharmacological knowledge by participating in educational workshops; edit professional publications; establish personal networks; participation in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by achieving related results as needed.
  • Be caring, compassionate and professional at all times;
  • Manage clinical risk.

Other duties assigned from time to time

Patient and Family Education/Support:

  • Provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety.
  • Assess patient and family readiness and identify learning needs.
  • Lead/encourage a multidisciplinary approach to patient discharge.
  • Develop and implement the teaching plan using the patient education manual.
  • Document patient and family education.
  • Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent disease.
  • Adheres to policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to LECC’s code of conduct and ethical standards in the field.

Key areas to note

  • Ensure ongoing education, training and development is undertaken to meet clinical governance guidelines for ongoing professional development and a personal development plan.
  • Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meetings, reading journals, etc.
  • Perform various research and analytical tasks associated with improving clinical care, medical diagnosis and treatment as appropriate.
  • Audit of clinical practice and review of relevant literature.
  • Research unusual symptoms and treatment options, consulting with doctors and other medical specialists.
  • Provide literature and other reviews; review, analyze and determine the significance of various diagnostic test results

Qualifications & Training

  • Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy
  • Applicants must be a registered member of the Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) with a current license to practice

Professional experience:

  • A minimum of one (1) year of post NYSC progressive pharmacy experience in the private and public sectors.

Customer service requirements:

  • Must have excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Must be able to plan and perform daily activities in an organized manner.
  • Must be kind, compassionate, dedicated and patient.
  • Must have the ability to manage different types of emotions as well as deal with work stress.
  • Must be focused, very detailed and be creative in decision making.
  • Must be physically and mentally stable to handle extended shifts as well as mental pressure and traumatic events.
  • Must be able to examine, analyze and react to the different situations they encounter on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to think critically to adapt to change, judge situations and make appropriate decisions

Professional development:

  • LECC requires all staff to keep their knowledge and skills current
  • He is expected to continue learning throughout his LECC career through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The professional body relating to the specialist fields will have information on the type of CPD to be carried out and the quantity to be carried out each year.

Key skills and attributes:

  • Computer knowledge
  • Excellent communication
  • Work under pressure
  • Human, empathetic and supportive bedside manner
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Problem solving and initiative
  • Time management and organization
  • Attention to detail

Salary

  • Competitive salary scale based on improvements in CONMESS and CONHESS salary structures as well as surveys of top private hospitals in Nigeria.

Click here to apply

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President Ruto seeks public participation in CAS positions » Capital News https://911policeaidfoundation.org/president-ruto-seeks-public-participation-in-cas-positions-capital-news/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 06:11:57 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/president-ruto-seeks-public-participation-in-cas-positions-capital-news/ NAIROBI, Kenya, September 22 – The Public Service Commission (PSC) has invited members of the public to give their views on the proposed creation of the post of Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS). Commission Chairman Anthony Muchiri said the invitation for public participation came after Chairman William Ruto proposed the establishment of the offices. “The president […]]]>

NAIROBI, Kenya, September 22 – The Public Service Commission (PSC) has invited members of the public to give their views on the proposed creation of the post of Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS).

Commission Chairman Anthony Muchiri said the invitation for public participation came after Chairman William Ruto proposed the establishment of the offices.

“The president has proposed to establish the offices of the chief administrative secretary which will be civil service offices and will be under the direction of the cabinet secretaries,” Muchiri said.

Opinions should be submitted no later than October 6, 2022 and should be addressed to the PSC Secretary.

The CAS positions were created by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2018 when he rewarded the majority of his cronies who lost in the 2017 general election.

Activists Okiya Omtatah and now the newly elected senator from Busia had gone to court to challenge the legality of the offices.

The High Court then, in April 2021, ruled that the CAS positions were unconstitutional, but the Court of Appeal later stayed the ruling.

Unlike when the appointments were made, Muchiri announced that the recruitment process will be competitive “and will culminate in nomination by the President and scrutiny by the National Assembly.”

The Commission has also defined the role of the CASs which will include: responding to questions relating to the portfolio assigned to the office, liaising with the National Assembly and the Senate, liaising with county governments on matters of concurrent mandate and ‘common interest ;

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Other roles include: providing interdepartmental coordination, representing the Cabinet Secretary at any meeting as directed by the Cabinet Secretary; and perform all other duties and responsibilities specifically assigned to the office by the Secretary to the Cabinet in pursuit of the interests of the Ministry.

Interested candidates should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

They will also need to demonstrate their ability to manage the administrative-policy interface, to articulate public policies and programs, and to undertake complex and high-pressure tasks that require engagements with multiple institutions and other public agents/offices, among others.

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The love triangle between Rhaenyra, Daemon and Criston Cole, explained https://911policeaidfoundation.org/the-love-triangle-between-rhaenyra-daemon-and-criston-cole-explained/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 12:49:48 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/the-love-triangle-between-rhaenyra-daemon-and-criston-cole-explained/ It’s a particular pleasure to dissect the dynamics of a love triangle, and “House of the Dragon” gave us one of the most interesting of recent times. With his reassuring words and his supporting presence, Ser Criston Cole charmed us as much as he did. Rhaenyra. Devil is intriguing and brings that promise of excitement […]]]>

It’s a particular pleasure to dissect the dynamics of a love triangle, and “House of the Dragon” gave us one of the most interesting of recent times. With his reassuring words and his supporting presence, Ser Criston Cole charmed us as much as he did. Rhaenyra. Devil is intriguing and brings that promise of excitement while making sure you can rely on it. One needs Rhaenyra, and she needs the other, all in a mish-mash of emotions that tie the three together. However, there is no sugar coating that in this battle of wills, Rhaenyra emerges victorious.

Let’s start by taking a look at his relationship with Daemon. She always had a soft spot for her uncle. The reason for this is probably that he was living the life she constantly dreamed of, wild and untamed. Rhaenyra, too, desired freedom above all else. She wanted to live her life on her own terms, and right in front of her was a man who was doing just that. Of course, she was fascinated by him. And he was probably the only man who didn’t treat her with leather gloves. Everyone in her life was obsessed with telling her how to live her life as a wife and, later, as an heiress. It was only Daemon who seemed to see through it and recognize the person below. Rhaenyra told everyone she knew she didn’t want the traditional life, but she told Daemon it was because of the fate she saw her mother suffer.

The gifts Daemon bought her from around the world were dear to Rhaenyra. In fact, she was wearing the necklace he brought her when she left to choose a suitor in “House of the Dragon”. Episode 4. The necklace was not only a pretty ornament, but a source of comfort for Rhaenyra. Imagine that no one understood you all your life. And there’s a person out there who you think could give you what you’ve always dreamed of – acceptance. Rhaenyra probably knew this would never turn into reality, but she was never ashamed of the thought, nor did she fight it. Come to think of it, Rhaenyra had suitors who came for her hand from all over the Seven Kingdoms. All could not be old men and children. Yet she didn’t love anyone. And when it came to her uncle, she was not unaware of his desire for the throne. However, she did not prevent herself from being carried away by him. She felt something for him, beyond politics and the duties of the world. And he felt it too.

Daemon is a complicated man. He was known for his “good nature, but, to some, the blackest of all villains”. He wanted the throne because he thought he was the most deserving. Although he was married, he never cared about his marital obligations or tried to hide how much he despised his wife. It was a trait he shared with his niece, who was also not a diplomat. He probably always saw Rhaenyra as a possible political pawn. But maybe he was also aware of his own affection? Let’s not forget that when he took Rhaenyra to the brothel, he could have gone all the way with her. She didn’t feel like he loved her and she was aware of the consequences of his actions. He had his permission to do whatever he wanted, but he chose not to. He wanted his reputation to suffer from his ambition. But he couldn’t break her heart, because he loved and respected her. And that’s why he left her.

When Daemon left Rhaenyra in the pleasure house, she probably understood the reason for her actions. Or maybe she didn’t. But there’s not much hope for reconciliation after leaving a woman, let alone a princess, half-dressed and vulnerable in a public place. Her pride and dignity were hurt, leading her into the arms of Ser Criston Cole. Rhaenyra had always loved him. She recognized his abilities and assigned him to be part of the King’s Guard against Otto Hightower’s advice. He had a gentle manner with him and had mastered the fine art of letting a woman feel comfortable enough in front of him to speak her mind. We don’t know if Rhaenyra liked him, but she certainly counted him among her friends. Ser Criston Cole, meanwhile, was probably in love with Rhaenyra. He mentioned that he owed her everything he had. And let us remember that she was a beautiful woman unlike any he had ever seen. Maybe it wasn’t love, but there had to be a hint of attraction. That night, after being abandoned by Daemon, when she returns to her chambers, Rhaenyra is furious. However, when she opens the door to stop Criston from going to get someone, she has a rather mischievous look on her face. Something clicked in his brain during those few seconds. She had probably realized that the best way to reach Daemon was right outside his door. There had always been some dislike between the men, exacerbated by the fact that Daemon had been defeated in the jousting match by a mere knight. Being with Criston would be a good way to show Daemon that she didn’t need him. As for Criston, the princess’s advances were encouraging enough for him to act on what he had felt for so long.

In Episode 5 from “House of the Dragon,” we realize exactly how seriously Ser Criston Cole took things. He might have exceeded his ethical limits and, for once, deviated from the strict code of conduct, but he was still a noble man. He had surrendered to the princess, and it gnawed at him, though he found comfort in the fact that the feelings they had for each other were pure and unadulterated. He expresses his desire to Rhaenyra and tells her that he wouldn’t mind leaving everything behind and going somewhere far away. He sounded like a hopeless romantic who is head over heels. He was willing to risk his reputation, his integrity and, for once, prioritize something or someone above his strong sense of duty. Ser Criston Cole dreamed of them having a future together. The noble knight was unaware of the intricacies and eccentricities of which Rhaenyra was made. But the heir to the Iron Throne believed in ruthless pragmatism. She had ignited the spirit of a warrior within her from an early age. She believed she could rule the kingdom, along with her male counterparts. She didn’t want to run away with Criston Cole. She enjoyed everything she had with the knight but didn’t want to settle down with him. Rhaenyra has always been drawn to nonconforming behavior, which is why she always had a soft spot for her uncle, Daemon Targaryen. She loved Criston Cole and being with him gave her an adrenaline rush. She also spoke to Laenor Velaryon and made her an offer. She knew that a knight named Joffrey Lonmouth was Laenor Velaryon’s lover. She told Laenor that although they could not deny their fathers’ wishes, after marriage they could continue with their respective affairs. But Criston Cole wanted more. He didn’t want his relationship with Rhaenyra to be reduced to a mere inconsequential affair. Also, after learning that Rhaenyra had a very different outlook on things compared to him, he began to feel guilty. He felt he had violated his code of conduct for no apparent reason.

On the other hand, Daemon knew Rhaenyra and her motives much better. When she marries Laenor Valeryon, he tells her that the heir to the Driftmark was far too noble for her. He knew she liked a little rebellion and that only he could give it to her. Rhaenyra bluntly tells him that she would gladly go with him if he had the courage to kill her father’s royal guard and take her away in front of everyone. Rhaenyra is clearly tired of all the “needing a man in her life” farce and is going to do whatever she wants, no matter what feelings she might have. Kudos to her for that. Daemon would certainly try to find a way to be with her, as he knew they understood each other’s quirks all too well. Criston Cole, meanwhile, has sworn allegiance to Queen Alicent Hightower, with both feeling betrayed by the actions of Rhaenyra Targaryen. The feelings get messier and the stakes higher. It will be a treat for fans because, now that the collective consciousness has taken a step back, personal interests and agendas will drive the narrative forward.


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Stockton Unified administrators dispute Brown’s Law violation claims https://911policeaidfoundation.org/stockton-unified-administrators-dispute-browns-law-violation-claims/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 13:00:47 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/stockton-unified-administrators-dispute-browns-law-violation-claims/ At odds with San Joaquin County Schools Superintendent Troy Brown, the Stockton Unified School District Board of Trustees did not recognize former Superintendent John Ramirez Jr.’s “superintendent emeritus” position as a use. “It is disappointing that the SUSD Board of Directors refuses to admit that it violated the Brown Law,” Brown said in a statement. […]]]>

At odds with San Joaquin County Schools Superintendent Troy Brown, the Stockton Unified School District Board of Trustees did not recognize former Superintendent John Ramirez Jr.’s “superintendent emeritus” position as a use.

“It is disappointing that the SUSD Board of Directors refuses to admit that it violated the Brown Law,” Brown said in a statement. “The board ultimately approved (to) continue to refer to the Ramirez agreement as a resignation agreement only. The agreement is clearly also an employment contract.

At the Sept. 13 meeting of Stockton’s unified board of directors, the board voted 5-2 — directors Maria Mendez and AngelAnn Flores voted no — in open session to ‘reaffirm’ Ramirez’s separation agreement with USD. The agreement stipulates the “employment of Ramirez as Superintendent Emeritus,” to serve and report directly to the Board, provide transition assistance, and be assigned duties by the Chairman of the Board with a full salary of $285,000 plus benefits for one year.

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Commerce Department punishes corporate America, subverts Biden’s inflation-fighting efforts https://911policeaidfoundation.org/commerce-department-punishes-corporate-america-subverts-bidens-inflation-fighting-efforts/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 04:01:13 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/commerce-department-punishes-corporate-america-subverts-bidens-inflation-fighting-efforts/ President Biden has named fighting inflation as his top economic priority, but his Commerce Department does not appear to have received the memo. This summer, US importers were ambushed by a malicious Commerce Department decision to raise tariffs on imported counters from an average of 3.19% to 161.56% ad valorem. It will bankrupt dozens of […]]]>

President Biden has named fighting inflation as his top economic priority, but his Commerce Department does not appear to have received the memo. This summer, US importers were ambushed by a malicious Commerce Department decision to raise tariffs on imported counters from an average of 3.19% to 161.56% ad valorem. It will bankrupt dozens of American businesses, cause layoffs and increase housing costs.

As the federal agency that administers U.S. anti-dumping law, the Department of Commerce determines whether foreign producers are selling their goods in the United States at prices it considers “unfairly” low and, if so, the amount of customs duties needed to increase the price from abroad so that it is no longer “unfair”. Much has been written about the methodological sleight of hand and pro-petitioner bias that permeates the US anti-dumping administration. But you don’t need to know these facts to see how this law makes manufacturing inputs and final consumer products more expensive, fueling rather than suppressing inflation.

As the anti-dumping case involving “quartz surface products” (i.e. “countertops”) from India shows, the process is plagued by types of procedural uncertainty, culpability by association and capricious decision-making that are inconsistent with the fundamental principles of the rule of law.

Under anti-dumping law, dumping is defined as the sale of a good by a foreign company in the United States for less than “normal value”. Generally, normal value is based on the price of the same or similar product in a comparator market (normally the foreign producer’s “domestic” market). The extent of dumping (or “margin of dumping”) is calculated by subtracting the export price from the normal value and dividing the difference by the export price.

Thus, if an Indian producer sells countertops at $100 per square foot at home and $80 per square foot in the United States, his margin of dumping is (100−80)/80, or 25%. But this simple exercise of comparing prices and calculating margins of dumping is riddled with subjective interferences and methodological tricks that generally lead to the calculation of higher rates. The Department of Commerce retains considerable discretion over various decisions that directly affect how the existence and extent of dumping is determined.

For example, the Commerce Department is supposed to calculate individual anti-dumping rates for all known exporters, but it is permitted by law to assign rates based on a review of a subset of exporters if the group of exporters is so large that it makes the calculation of the individual dumping margin too cumbersome. at the Department of Commerce. In the original countertop investigation, the Department of Commerce reviewed the detailed records of two “mandatory respondents”, Pokarna Engineered Stone Limited (PESL) and Antique Marbonite. Rates for PESL and Antique were determined at 2.67% and 5.15%, respectively, and the 51 unexamined companies were assigned the “all others” rate of 3.19% — the average of the two respondents mandatory.

Basically, these rates are based on sales that have already taken place during the period of investigation and are estimates of the margins of dumping on future sales. The rates determine the amount of duty that US importers at these outlets are required to file with US Customs and Border Protection at the time of importation. It is not the final customs duties payable by importers, which are only determined after the completion of an administrative review of the sales and costs of the actual imports on which the deposits were made, usually approximately one year later.

This “retrospective” system of assessing final duties is unique to the United States — all other major trading partners assess and collect final duties on imports — and is causing enormous uncertainty among U.S. importers and retailers, who are forced to hope and pray that a Commerce Department analyst won’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed and vent their frustrations by dramatically inflating their customs obligations.

In June 2022, the Commerce Department released the shocking preliminary results of its administrative review of these sales, finding that the anti-dumping duty rate for PESL and Antique was 0.00% and 323.12%, respectively, and that the rate “all others” was the mean of 161.56. %. PESL’s records showed no evidence of dumping and Antique’s records were, well, completely ignored.

The company’s submission to the Commerce Department was due at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2022, but Antique’s attorneys submitted the company’s responses at 3 p.m., assuming the filing deadline was 5 p.m. , as is usually the case. As a result of this error, Commerce decided to reject the submission entirely and resorted to “adverse facts available” (“AFA”), a methodology reserved for respondent companies that do not cooperate with Commerce’s information requests. .

Levying that 323.12% burden on a company for a minor infraction – a type of error that Commerce has excused or slapped on the wrists in the past – 51 other exporters who have nothing to do with this error and are only related to Antique’s response for methodological convenience to the Department of Commerce are now saddled with a 161.56% duty, which means they have no access to the US market. Considering that India accounts for about a quarter of all imports of these products by volume, Americans should expect steep price increases in the future.

But the greatest collateral damage will be borne by US importers, who must now pay a duty (tax) bill of more than $300 million. There is no way this huge sum can be recouped by these companies, as the imported countertops were sold years ago and are now installed in homes, hotels and offices across the United States. Many small businesses will declare bankruptcy as they find themselves unable to absorb these unexpected and massive costs.

This threat hangs over American industries and the American economy because a company missed a five-hour deadline. But the Commerce Department didn’t need to go nuclear, like it did. As evidence that the Commerce Department has become quite comfortable abusing its discretion, consider the AFA rate base it used to punish Antique (and pretty much everyone else). The rate of 323.12% was an allegation made in the original petition in the case derived from certain sales quotes provided by PECL. The petitioners alleged that PECL was dumping at 323.12%. However, in Commerce’s recent review, PECL was found to have a dumping rate of 0%. In other words, the AFA rate used by Commerce has already been clearly shown to be a fiction by its own analysis and has no place on the record going forward.

Perhaps the Commerce Department will give in and come to their senses before releasing its final decision in the coming months. At the very least, the White House and members of Congress have good reason to call Secretary Raimondo.

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Huntingdon VFW member named national conductor | News, Sports, Jobs https://911policeaidfoundation.org/huntingdon-vfw-member-named-national-conductor-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 05:16:39 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/huntingdon-vfw-member-named-national-conductor-news-sports-jobs/ HUNTINGDON — A retired software engineer from Penn State University and life member of the Standing Stone VFW Auxiliary 1754 in Huntingdon has been elected National Conductor of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the American Auxiliary. It’s not a job she’ll take lightly, said Donna Mills of Alexandria. “My community and the veterans […]]]>

HUNTINGDON — A retired software engineer from Penn State University and life member of the Standing Stone VFW Auxiliary 1754 in Huntingdon has been elected National Conductor of Veterans of Foreign Wars of the American Auxiliary.

It’s not a job she’ll take lightly, said Donna Mills of Alexandria.

“My community and the veterans in my community mean a lot to me,” she says.

As a national officer, Mills will represent the members of the national organization and assist the national president. The position is the second of five positions leading to the national presidency, which she is expected to hold in 2026-27.

Her journey to the top began 43 years ago, when her mother, Bonnie Eichelberger, signed her up for membership in the Standing Stone VFW Auxiliary 1754 in Huntingdon to achieve her membership goals as president of the organization. Mills was 16 at the time and eligible through his grandfather, Neil F. Giffin Sr., who served in the United States Army during World War II.

After college, Mills regularly attended VFW auxiliaries meetings and her work with the group took off.

She was elected National Conductor on July 21 at the 109th National Convention in Kansas City.

In this role, she will be one of the leaders of the approximately 500,000 members of the organization. Duties will include organizing meeting rooms and storing items at the end of meetings. But these will not be small meetings, she will be working on regional conference meetings in the East, West, Big 10 and South VFW and Auxiliary conferences, departmental conventions and departmental training conferences.

“I’ve been assigned to represent Michigan, South Dakota, Maryland, New Hampshire, Iowa, Nebraska, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, and Nevada, to name a few. some”, she says.

Her mother said she was proud and lived through Mills’ experiences.

“I couldn’t get involved like Donna did because I had to raise a family,” Eichelberger said, noting that Mills will fill the role admirably because she is very particular, precise and committed to everything.

“She’s very outgoing and loves talking to people and doing things with veterans,” she says.

“Donna really enjoys traveling and everything with work.”

Mills’ brother Scott Eichelberger, also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, said the family had been involved with the organization for years.

“My mum was involved in the VFW Auxiliary but not nationally so it’s amazing to see Donna do this,” he said. “She does a lot for veterans and does a great job.”

Mills said some of his best experiences working with the VFW Auxiliary are in events, projects and activities that provide service to veterans and their families.

Visiting local nursing homes and hospitals, delivering food and providing transportation are small ways she lets veterans know they are not forgotten.

“The Standing Stone VFW Auxiliary 1754 does great things for veterans and their families,” said Mills.

The Auxiliary honors veterans on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, participates in parades and memorial services, serves dinners, and provides items to veterans and families in need.

The Auxiliary also honored local fire companies and ambulance services with certificates of appreciation.

American flags are supplied by the VFW Auxiliary to companies whose flag is worn or who have requested a new one.

The auxiliary also offers scholarship competitions for local students, Mills said.

“We work with groups of young people who teach patriotism, support their activities and help our community when they need volunteers”, she added.

Mills also attended the Huntingdon County Fair with the VFW and VFW Auxiliary to conduct a membership drive.

The group provides information on Veterans Benefits and what the VFW and Auxiliaries do for Veterans and their families.

Although she will serve on the national stage, Mills is keenly aware of the needs in her own region.

Hesston, her hometown, is a rural area where agriculture is an important part of life, she said.

“The services provided here in Huntingdon County impact our country, and I wish I could find the publicity to grow and bring more residents, businesses and amenities to the area,” she says.




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9 Genshin Impact Characters Who Don’t Deserve Hate https://911policeaidfoundation.org/9-genshin-impact-characters-who-dont-deserve-hate/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 20:30:20 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/9-genshin-impact-characters-who-dont-deserve-hate/ There are a ton of characters that make up Genshin Impact colored list. Many sought-after and highly coveted five-star characters are only available every three weeks, and it’s never certain who will be re-released with each new patch. Some characters have already seen two replays, such as Tartaglia and Venti with the upcoming 2.6 update, […]]]>

There are a ton of characters that make up Genshin Impact colored list. Many sought-after and highly coveted five-star characters are only available every three weeks, and it’s never certain who will be re-released with each new patch. Some characters have already seen two replays, such as Tartaglia and Venti with the upcoming 2.6 update, while players have only seen others once.


RELATED: Which Genshin Impact Character Are You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign?

And while there are a ton of highly sought after characters that pack by Genshin roster, there are also many characters that fans don’t tend to watch. Most of these characters don’t deserve the negative opinion fans have of them; some get the short end of the stick and deserve so much more.

Updated by Lauren Turner on September 10, 2022: Genshin Impact is a mega-popular gacha game. Since the franchise has so many divisive characters, fans new and old want to know more about their favorites and those who don’t deserve the hate. We’ve revamped this list with even more information.

9 aloy

Cryo, Bow

In early 2022, Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn is the only free five star unit and Genshin Impact single cross unit, which players receive on all platforms. Many gamers were initially excited, though fans felt she broke the game’s overall lore.

After Aloy’s release, even initially excited players ignored her in favor of almost all other Cryo units. The biggest thing that hurts Aloy is that she doesn’t have constellations, but she can still be powerful and she’s adorable in Genshin Impact style.

8 amber

Pyro, Bow

Amber is one of many four-star characters that every player gets for free while leveling up at the start of by Genshin story. She’s a Pyro bow user who has one of the most upbeat personalities of the entire cast, and she’s incredibly cute to boot.

Despite this, players still let her through when getting another Pyro unit or other Arc users. She’s mostly only used to light Pyro Torches, but with a slight tweak to her kit to place her more as a primary DPS or support, more players would likely give Amber the chance she deserves.

seven Paimon

NPC

Paimon is the Traveler’s faithful companion, rescued after the MC pulled her out of the water. Paimon herself states that she “probably would have drownedwithout interference, and she repays that debt by giving travelers helpful tips on their way through Teyvat.

Despite this, players don’t like or even despise Paimon – mostly due to his English voice acting. It’s not that his VA does a bad job, but translating high-pitched, childish voices from Japanese to English can often make them sound boring or grating. This leads players to judge his entire character unfairly.

6 The traveler

Unaligned, Sword

It’s not that the traveler is hated, but rather how the design of current playable elements leaves a lot to be desired. In March 2022, Genshin Impact only released Anemo, Geo, and Electro to coincide with Mondstadt, Liyue, and Inazuma.

RELATED: 10 Harsh Realities Of Playing Genshin Impact

Despite being the substitute player and having a fantastic design in both their male and female versions, players never use the traveler as part of their party. It’s a bit unfair, because it makes sense that a character that every player can access for free in Constellation Six isn’t as strong as five or even four-star characters in gacha.

5 Xinyan

Pyro, Claymore

Xinyan is an incredibly cute and cool rocker who loves putting on shows to light up people’s faces with enthusiasm. Despite this, players quickly ignore her, and she’s hardly ever seen in co-op play or Spiral Abyss – two of the best measures of character popularity.

In player defense, Xinyan’s Shield has been bugged since release and doesn’t always apply its level three perks correctly. However, she can still be a strong support, especially in her fourth constellation, as she becomes a viable support for physical damage dealers.

4 Qiqi

cryo, sword

Qiqi has one of the most unique stories of all Genshin Impact character. She is a resurrected zombie who works at the Bubu Pharmacy under Baizhu’s care, and she has great difficulty remembering others or her assigned tasks.

Qiqi’s design is adorable, her voice acting in all languages ​​is stellar, and she’s a Cryo sword user. Despite this, almost all Genshin Impact players choose to let her pass in favor of other characters who can heal and provide additional help, such as Jean or Bennett.

3 Barbaric

Hydro, Catalyst

Many healers in Genshin Impact getting an unfair reputation in the community, and idol-in-training Barbara is no different. She’s a powerful source of burst healing, especially for a four-star, and one of her later constellations also allows her to revive teammates.

Despite this, Barbara has an incredibly negative reputation as her elemental skill applies her allies with the constant wet effect. This makes it easier for players to accidentally freeze, but she’s still a powerful healer who deserves more recognition.

2 Fish

Electro, Bow

Fischl is one of the four most powerful stars of Genshin Impact, as her elemental skill and burst make her a prime candidate for off-field electrical support damage. She has an eye-catching design, and many players are so dedicated to her that they even build her as their primary physical damage DPS so she can spend more time in the field.

RELATED: 10 Genshin Impact Characters Who Don’t Get Enough Love

Despite this, part of the fan base absolutely cannot stand Fischl because of the way she speaks. His exaggerated, incredibly cryptic, and endless speech annoys many fans to the point that they unfairly judge his entire character for it.

1 Kokomi

Hydro, Catalyst

Sangonomiya Kokomi is a superb five-star Hydro catalyst user and is one of the few pure healers of Genshin Impact. Kokomi’s kit allows her to keep her teammates on top as much as possible, even when she’s off the pitch.

The small group of people who use Kokomi swear by her, but most fans don’t love her just because of her role or weapon type, as Catalysts are the weakest in Genshin Impact so far. now. Its banner had the worst revenue of any first-run banner, with the only two rankings lower than it being Klee’s and Tartaglia’s reruns.

NEXT: Which Genshin Impact Character Are You, Based On Your MBTI® Type?

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Tipp Distributors Inc. dba Novamex – District Sales Leader of Natural Organic Oils – BevNET.com https://911policeaidfoundation.org/tipp-distributors-inc-dba-novamex-district-sales-leader-of-natural-organic-oils-bevnet-com/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 20:55:25 +0000 https://911policeaidfoundation.org/tipp-distributors-inc-dba-novamex-district-sales-leader-of-natural-organic-oils-bevnet-com/ Novamex markets a range of food and beverage brands in a variety of categories. Each brand is a leader in the Hispanic industry and is well known to our Hispanic buyers in the United States. . Summary Responsible for increasing regional distribution results at store and chain level with assigned customers. Handles all sales and […]]]>

Novamex markets a range of food and beverage brands in a variety of categories. Each brand is a leader in the Hispanic industry and is well known to our Hispanic buyers in the United States. .

Summary

Responsible for increasing regional distribution results at store and chain level with assigned customers. Handles all sales and HQ calls for assigned customers. Also responsible for all activities related to increasing productivity performance such as: training, store reviews, feedback to subordinates and team members, and coordinating sales execution meetings. Responsible for increasing market penetration and seeking new opportunities to implement new strategies to gain shelf space at the store level by performing the following tasks:

Core Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive accounts to achieve set goals, annual volume and profitability targets, impacting business plans and overall company strategies.
  • Achieve sales budget by brand while adhering to spend guidelines outlined in MDF policy.
  • Focus on opening new businesses as opportunities arise. Documents all new leads and customers in the pipeline system.
  • Manage programs, assist with annual budget development, accurately forecast upcoming volume goals and process all monthly billings.
  • Implements all trade promotion plans prior to start date. Introduces the plans into the trade promotion system.
  • Responsible for maximizing MDF productivity within assigned clients, direct and indirect.
  • Promote all brands and packages consistently and in a timely manner across the region to distributors and direct customers.
  • Keep track of all competitive activity and market changes and report them to your supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market and industry trends, competitors and key customer strategies. Reports all competitive activity within assigned channels.
  • Process all deductions and promotions within the timeframes defined in the MDF policy. Request reimbursement for all unauthorized deductions.
  • Introduce assigned Buyers to all new items that are added to the Novamex portfolio in a timely manner within sales strategy guidelines for the region.
  • Fosters a creative environment to deliver fresh and innovative initiatives at the store level.
  • Responsible for completing assigned projects within agreed budget and timelines.
  • Presents sales promotions on all brands to buyers or broker representatives. Introduces new items to buyers or broker networks.
  • Organize all promotional programs including additional merchandising efforts.
  • Collaborate with supply chain teams to manage orders and stock levels.
  • Ensure food safety, quality and SQF practices are followed at all times, notifying the immediate manager of any food safety and/or quality issues.
  • Represent the company at trade shows. Collaborate with marketing to produce key selling propositions, trade shows, etc.
  • Stays within travel and entertainment budget.
  • Evaluates brokers once a year.
  • Other assigned tasks.

Qualifications

The candidate must be self-motivated, organized and highly productive, with the ability to work well within a diverse and highly skilled team in a fast-paced work environment. Be effective in working as a member of a team within the sales department as well as with marketing staff by providing leadership on the brand, communicating opportunities to other key managers that can be shared, engaging the sales force in the Brand Director’s vision and strategies, and working collaboratively with production, accounting and other areas within Novamex.

Excellent customer service skills, analytical abilities as well as verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish. Must be able to multi-task across multiple projects.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential task satisfactorily and must be able to make business and financial decisions based on their ability to meet sales volume budget and budgets. MDF. This job will require a lot of driving a company vehicle; therefore, the driving record must be acceptable. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and experience:

Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) from a four-year college; and/or 5+ years of related experience; Channel experience; ideally in food and/or beverage categories, hands-on experience with all aspects of integrated marketing; demonstrated experience in leading, managing and supervising a team or department; financial expertise and familiarity, including budget planning and control, financial statement analysis, and P&Ls. Experience working with cross-functional teams.

Language ability:

English/Spanish bilingualism essential. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Emphasis is placed on excellent communication skills to develop clear reporting, business correspondence and presentations for the company. Ability to effectively present information and answer questions from groups of managers, clients, clients. Overall excellent communication and writing skills.

Computer skills:

Excel – Advanced level

Word – Advanced level

Power Point – Advanced level

Internet – Advanced Level

E-mail

Math skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply basic algebra and geometry concepts.

Reasoning ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where there is only limited standardization. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions provided in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to conceptualize new ideas, research new ideas and evaluate them objectively from a business and financial perspective.

Certificates and licenses:

Driver’s license valid in the state where you work.

Working environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters in performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions. The noise level in the working environment is generally moderate.

Physical requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform essential functions. Must be willing to travel approximately 40% of the time (sometimes more as needed). Some weekend work can be scheduled as needed.

In the performance of his duties, the employee must often sit down and use his hands and fingers to operate the computer keyboard. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. The incumbent will follow any other instructions and perform any other related tasks as required by the supervisor.

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