Photo: 2/2 The dangers inside all software; & What is to be done? Georgianna Shea @_GeorgiannaShea @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/09/29/a-software-bill-of-materials-is-critical-for-comprehensive-risk-management/ @_GeorgiannaShea FDD; Chief Technologist for FDD's Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI) and Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL). .
Photo: 1/2 The dangers inside all software; & What is to be done? Georgianna Shea @_GeorgiannaShea @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/09/29/a-software-bill-of-materials-is-critical-for-comprehensive-risk-management/ @_GeorgiannaShea FDD; Chief Technologist for FDD's Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation (CCTI) and Transformative Cyber Innovation Lab (TCIL).
Photo: Old saloon in which the famous Texas "hanging judge," Roy Bean, dispensed "law west of the Pecos" along the Rio Grande in a desolate stretch of the Chihauhuan Desert in the "Trans-Pecos" region of Texas. (His grandson, a distinguished man, practices the law in Roswell, New Mexico.) Ebrahim "Hanging Judge" Raisi at the UNGA: meet the new boss. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD, https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/21/iran-claims-it-will-be-ready-for-nuclear-deal-talks-in-next-few-weeks Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.
If you only think of fast food restaurants when you think of Franchising, then this podcast will completely shift your mindset. Jon Ostenson is on the show to demystify how Franchising works, how it can be used to scale your current company, as an investment asset class to grow your wealth, or as a way to start your entrepreneurial journey (on 3rd base). Jon got his start in corporate America working for Accenture before he left to become President of a Shelfgenie - a national brand with 200 locations. Now, Jon is the CEO of FranBridge Consulting, a franchise investor himself, author of 'The Franchise Path', and international speaker specializing in the area of non-food franchising. What You Will Learn Franchising can be a strategy to grow your brand with other people’s money Why franchising is a great alternative to starting from scratch Why franchising forces the owner to view their business as a financial asset You don’t have to go into a industry that you know - or have experience in Franchising could mean faster scalability The importance of additional support for franchisee’s and how it relates to royalty free Where success comes from as a franchisee Why markups are super profitable as a franchisor and how to make it a win-win for everyone People love the “non-sexy” spaces Getting started on the FDD (franchise disclosure document) and how to begin your franchisor endeavour Why outsourcing your sales team from the start is a great idea as a franchisor How the franchise industry can play a part in the generational wealth transfer Bio: Jon is a consultant, investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area of non-food franchising. He draws on his experience as both the President of an Inc. 500 franchise system and as a multi-brand franchisee in serving clients across these capacities. Jon serves as CEO of FranBridge Consulting where he helps clients understand all aspects of non-food franchising in the process of introducing them to opportunities from the over 300 high growth brands that he represents. Additionally, Jon oversees FranBridge Capital where he and his partners own 17 territories across 5 property service franchises. Jon is the author of 'The Franchise Path' and is a frequent contributor and thought leader for publications on the topic of franchising and franchise investments. Prior to FranBridge, Jon was the President of ShelfGenie, a national franchise system with 200 locations. Prior to ShelfGenie, Jon was the Vice President of Sales for Carter’s Inc., responsible for over $350M in annual sales. Jon began his career as a Consultant with Accenture, often working Internationally on behalf of clients. Jon has BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Georgia and lives in Atlanta, GA where he and his wife have 3 children and are active in the community. Quotes: - "Private equity has been looking for places that will get a decent return without taking insane risks..." - "Private Equity is getting more aggressive in the Franchising space because - by the nature of the industry - the companies have to build sustainable business models that are scalable." - "Most people, when they think about franchising their company, think that their only revenue stream is through franchise fees." - "When becoming a franchisee, you understand that you have all your marketing material, sales assistance and technology in place. However you need more than proven systems In order to succeed. Just like starting a business from scratch, you need to hire rock star players to be the face of your company." - "Food is not the only option when it comes to buying a franchise. Especially now a d
Don Kroah speaks with Cliff May, of Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who provides and update on the aftermath of President Biden's Afghanistan debacle. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
An extraordinary number of organizations within the UN system spend most of their time, money, and energy demonizing and attempting to de-legitimize Israel — and claiming to defend Palestinians. Joining Foreign Podicy host Cliff May to talk about UNIFIL, UNRWA, the UNHRC, and several other organizations specifically committed to what is commonly – though perhaps not accurately – called the “Palestinian cause” are FDD research fellow Tony Badran; FDD research analyst David May; and Richard Goldberg senior advisor at FDD, and editor of a recently published FDD monograph, “A Better Blueprint for International Organizations,” to which all three contributed and which Rich edited.
Photo: "The Combat of Rustam and Ashkabus", Folio 268v from the Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Shah Tahmasp CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Iran unafraid of IAEA or sanctions in run-up to UNGA and an Iran Deal. Behnam ben Taleblu, @FDD https://apnews.com/article/europe-middle-east-iran-united-nations-tehran-cf7a0cde3774f261ff07eba978e266f4 Reuters German police arrested a German-Iranian man suspected of exporting equipment to be used in Iran's nuclear and missile programs in breach of European Union sanctions, Germany's federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. Police searched 11 locations, including apartments and offices in the states of Hamburg, Schleswig Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia linked to the suspect, the prosecutor said. The suspect, identified only as Alexander J. under privacy rules, had shipped equipment worth 1.1 million euros to an Iranian whose company in Iran was blacklisted by the EU as a front to procure equipment for nuclear and rocket programs. The GBA general prosecutor's office said the suspect was approached in 2018 and 2019 to procure laboratory equipment. He shipped two spectrometers procured for 166,000 euros ($196,510.80) to Iran in Jan. 2020, and six months later shipped another two, procured for 388,000 euros. The Wall Street Journal Iranian security guards have physically harassed several female United Nations atomic agency inspectors at a nuclear facility over the past few months, diplomats say, and the U.S. has demanded that Iran stop the behavior immediately. The previously unreported incidents at Iran's main nuclear facility, Natanz, allegedly included inappropriate touching of female inspectors by male security guards and orders to remove some clothing, the diplomats said. One of the diplomats said there had been at least four separate incidents of harassment. A second diplomat said there had been five to seven. A paper circulated by the U.S. among International Atomic Energy Agency members ahead of its member states' board meeting this week, seen by The Wall Street Journal, demanded an end to such conduct. The first incident was in early June and the most recent was in the past few weeks, the diplomats said.
Back in 1957, the same year the Soviets put Sputnik — the world's first artificial satellite — into orbit, and Elvis Presly's “All Shook Up” hit the top of the Billboard charts, the UN established the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The goal was to promote peaceful uses of atomic energy, provide assistance on nuclear safety, and prevent nuclear materials from getting into the wrong hands. How has that worked out? FDD Research Fellow Andrea Stricker has taken a hard look at the IAEA and written a chapter about it for FDD's recently published monograph: “A Better Blueprint for International Organizations.” Andrea also has been keeping track of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), another UN offspring. She joins Foreign Podicy host Cliff May — as does FDD Senior Fellow Anthony Ruggiero, who has served on the National Security Council advising the White House on a range of issues including weapons of mass destruction. Participating in the conversation, too: Richard Goldberg, senior advisor to FDD, who has served in the National Security Council and in both houses of Congress. A senior advisor to FDD, he's the editor of the monograph on international organizations.
The United States ended the war in Afghanistan but is the battle truly over or just beginning a new chapter? . Leading analyst, Thomas Joscelyn, Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Senior Editor, FDD's Long War Journal, provides unique insight on the past, present, and future of the nation's longest war. . Full interview on our website. It's the first big image that pops up when you click on SmartHERnews.com - *also* will be up shortly on Apple ITunes and all other podcasting platforms.
There are dozens of international organizations affiliated with the United Nations. Some do useful work. Those that do not are under no pressure to improve. As for those that do harm: They pretty much enjoy impunity. Republican and Democratic administrations alike have preferred to leave not-well-enough alone. FDD scholars recently published a monograph, “A Better Blueprint for International Organizations,” examining what has gone wrong, and what could be done – if there is the will – to reform the flawed and deteriorating U.N. system (a system generously funded by American taxpayers). Foreign Podicy host Cliff May discusses some of the organizations within the U.N. system with Emily de La Bruyere, a senior fellow at FDD who focuses on China; Craig Singleton, an adjunct fellow at FDD who spent more than a decade serving in a series of sensitive national security roles with the United States government overseas; and Richard Goldberg, a senior advisor at FDD, who has served on the National Security Council, in both houses of Congress, and as the editor of the FDD monograph.
Photo: Meet the New Hardliner FM Iran. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD https://www.wsj.com/articles/irans-parliament-confirms-conservative-as-top-diplomat-11629906834 https://iranintl.com/en/world/iranian-fm's-first-international-appearance-marked-blunders Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.
Photo: Iran and the Taliban. Behnam Ben Taleblu @FDD US MRAPS now in Iran https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/world/taliban-may-form-government-after-friday-prayers-hibatullah-akhundzada-to-be-supreme-leader/ar-AAO24A5 MRAP: Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Behnam Ben Taleblu, @FDD, research Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, focussed on Iranian security and political issues.
Earlier this year Turkey's President Erdogan had hoped to build leverage over the US, the EU, and NATO by reaching a deal with Washington, DC to take over and secure Kabul's international airport after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan. That deal is all but dead after the Taliban took over Kabul. Turkey is continuing its dialogue with all the sides in Afghanistan, however, including the Taliban. Ankara has been in talks with the Taliban about providing technical help to operate Kabul airport after the Aug. 31 deadline for troops to leave Afghanistan. Dr. Aykan Erdemir joins The Greek Current to break down what Turkey's potential engagement in Afghanistan might mean for Ankara and the West. Dr. Aykan Erdemir is the senior director of the Turkey program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former Turkish lawmaker.Read Aykan Erdemir's latest op-ed in Balkan Insight: Turkey Turns to Taliban, But There is no More Airport Deal to SalvageRead his contribution on Turkey in the FDD's foreign policy tracker: FDD Biden Administration Foreign Policy Tracker - Late AugustYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here:What might Turkey's enhanced engagement in Afghanistan mean for Ankara, NATO, and for the future of Afghanistan?Turkey cannot take new refugee ‘burden' from Afghanistan, says FMUS dropped from EU's coronavirus safe travel listUnvaccinated U.S. visitors could soon face new restrictions on travel to Europe.Greece-US alliance getting strongerGreece more secure with Biden as president
Photo: Iguazu Falls, near Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, a sensible state that nonetheless has weak border controls and is economically aligned with Hezbollah and Lebanese Shi'a. Tri-border area for money laundering and easy living. Emanuele Ottolenghi,@ FDD @eottolenghi https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/08/25/money-launderers-tri-border-area/
Senior fellow at the Foundation for Defenses of Democracies and senior editor of FDD's Long War Journal, Thomas Joscelyn, gives us insight on the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan. Covid-19 booster shots could be on the way for Americans. After being hit by earthquake, Haiti now faces a tropical storm.
Author and top Washington-based Afghanistan expert Thomas Joscelyn, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and senior editor of FDD's Long War Journal, a widely read publication on counterterrorism and related issues See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
For the past 12 years, Benjamin Netanyahu served as Israel's prime minister, fighting wars and wars-between-wars against Hamas and Hezbollah; opposing President Obama's attempts to propitiate Iran's rulers who openly threaten Israelis with genocide; attempting to block blows from the United Nations, an organization that spends inordinate amounts of time and money slandering Israelis; engaging in palavers with Vladimir Putin who has now re-established Russia as a power in the Middle East; not convincing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to seriously negotiate with him; yet managing to establish Israeli diplomatic relations with a growing number of nations – including, under the Abraham Accords, Arab nations. Netanyahu has now been replaced by a diverse coalition of his opponents – on both the right and the left and including an Arab/Muslim party. How will the new gang cope with Israel's multiple threats and challenges? FDD senior vice president Jonathan Schanzer has just returned from the Holy Land. He joins Foreign Podicy host Cliff May for a wide-ranging discussion.
Business agility represents the continuous and purposeful change you make to deliver more value to your customers and gain a competitive edge. Very often, we use frameworks that guide how to be more agile. The list of frameworks is endless and full of acronyms, like SCRUM, XP, SaFe, and many more. It can be tempting to select a framework that looks good and start using it. However, there are downsides to that approach. In today's podcast, I speak with Evan Leybourn, Co-founder and CEO of the Business Agility Institute. We talk about why agility can increase revenues, improve team performance, and retain employees. Evan shares the approach you should take to define what agility means to your organization and balance that with the various frameworks available to you.
Success by the Numbers: Taking Control of Your Financial Future.. Broadcast Date: July 29th , 2021 Podcast Time : 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST As business owners, we are all working to build successful businesses - that's pretty much the point, right? So it's interesting that one of the things people avoid facing most is the dreaded numbers. The importance of recording, tracking and setting goals for growth cannot be overstated. Our guest on this episode, Michael Iannuzzi, CPA is here to help us identify some foundational practices that will help keep you on track whether you are a potential franchisee encountering an FDD for the first time, a multi-unit franchisee looking to sell or a franchisor working to grow and build revenue. Tune in to another episode filled with information and fun! Join host Ray Pillar, Owner of Molly Maid Aurora-Naperville and co-host Kristin Selmeczy, Female Business Warrior & CEO of Molly Maid Bloomingdale & Mt Prospect as they discuss how to be successful at finding a franchise and financing solution, purchasing and developing, expanding and selling your franchise and giving back to the community with our guests: Michael Iannuzzi, CPA, CFE, Partner and Co-Leader, Franchise Accounting and Consulting Practice, Citrin Cooperman. David Kajganich discusses Block Out The Noise. Fred McMurray, CEO of Westvyne will take everyone down the rabbit hole. Listen live to new episodes on Thursdays at 4p central. Call in on Thursdays at 323-580-5755. Interested in buying a franchise? Submit an application to join the Million Dollar Franchisee Mentor program on the Pillars of Franchising website. Listen to past episodes. https://www.pillarsoffranchising.com
Photo: Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Old Waste Calcining Facility, Scoville, Butte County, Idaho. 2/2. Nuclear weapons and Tehran. Andrea Stricker, @StrickerNonpro, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-atomic-energy-agency/
Photo: Japanese used a chemical weapon in Hebei in 1937 1/2. Chemical weapons and the Kremlin. Andrea Stricker, @StrickerNonpro, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/organization-for-the-prohibition-of-chemical-weapons/
Photo: The UN no-show in Havana and Port-au-Prince. Cliff May, FDD https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jul/20/problems-with-world-peacekeeping-un-does-it-incomp/ Addendum: "Halfway through his first five-year term, U.N. Secretary General António Guterres is becoming defined by his silence on human rights — even as serious rights abuses proliferate." https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/04/25/why-un-chiefs-silence-human-rights-deeply-troubling# Permissions: 19 February 2010, 09:40 / Source | Three Wise Monkeys / Author | Simon James from Darlington, UK This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the work Under the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
Africa is a large and diverse continent. Many different peoples, ethnic groups, tribes — these terms overlap but are not synonymous — speaking more than a thousand languages, organized into more than 50 nation-states. Most of those nation-states achieved independence in the aftermath of World War II, as European imperialism and colonialism died out. In few African lands has political stability and prosperity followed. And today, Africa is threatened by new predators. Violent and vicious jihadists are kidnapping, killing, and committing a long list of other crimes. Africa also is threatened by what I'm going to call neo-imperialism — not the European variety. Joining host Cliff May to discuss these issues is Dr. J. Peter Pham, who was the first-ever United States Special Envoy for the Sahel Region of Africa. Before that, Ambassador Pham served as U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. He's also been a denizen of think tanks. Currently he is a Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council, but his first DC think tank affiliation was an Adjunct Senior Fellow at FDD. In addition, he was a tenured Associate Professor of justice studies, political science, and Africana studies at James Madison University, and Director of the school's Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs. Ambassador Pham is the author of more than 300 essays and reviews and the author, editor, or translator of over a dozen books, primarily on African history, politics, and economics.
Photo: S-400 Triumf air defense missile system manufactured by Almaz-Antey Russian weapons system rollouts. Bradley Bowman, @Brad_L_Bowman, FDD https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/19/russia-test-fires-tsirkon-hypersonic-cruise-missile-a74551. Also: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/20/russia-unveils-stealth-fighter-jet-to-compete-with-f-35s-a74568 and https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/07/20/russia-shows-advanced-s-500-live-fire-test-a74564
Photo: Ankara: Ulus Square in the night, 1940s Jeff Flake to Ankara; and what is to be done? Aykan Erdemir, @ FDD "Jeff Flake as ambassador to Turkey is a chance for my home country to heal," Aykan Erdemir, FDD Policy Brief https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/07/16/jeff-flake-to-turkey-chance-to-heal/
Photo: Afghan Girl Scouts 1950s 4/4 Afghanistan — Reawakening of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-56747158 The Map https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/nearly-half-of-afghanistans-provincial-capitals-under-threat-from-taliban.php
Photo: Arabic document found in an Al Qaeda safehouse - 3/4 Afghanistan — Al Qaeda takes a victory lap. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57738731 The Map https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/nearly-half-of-afghanistans-provincial-capitals-under-threat-from-taliban.php
Photo: 2/4 Afghanistan — Moscow, Delhi and Beijing: watching. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/pakistan-isi-taliban-afghanistan-war-indian-assets-target-1829582-2021-07-18 The Map https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/nearly-half-of-afghanistans-provincial-capitals-under-threat-from-taliban.php
Photo: 1/4 Afghanistan — The ring of fire closes in on Kabul City. @ThomasJoscelyn @FDD https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/07/07/afghanistan-taliban-surge/ The Map https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/07/nearly-half-of-afghanistans-provincial-capitals-under-threat-from-taliban.php
Photo: FlightConnections.com provides an overview of all flight routes worldwide. https://www.flightconnections.com 2/2 The Chinese plan to take over the global aviation rule book; & What is to be done? Emily de la Bruyere & Nathan Picarsi, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-telecommunication-union/
Photo: A female pilot at Dr. E. Thulin's flight school, Fucker Ruth Bergman and Mr. C.A. Werstman (Sweden's youngest pilot, 17 years). The picture was published in Hvar 8 Day XVIII: 42, July 1917. 1/2 The Chinese plan to take over the global aviation rule book; & What is to be done? Emily de la Bruyere & Nathan Picarsi, @FDD https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/06/30/international-telecommunication-union/
The U.N. and other international organizations were designed to give structure to what we like to call the “international community” – establishing and expressing what we like to call “international laws” and “international norms.” Over recent years, however, authoritarian regimes have been increasingly dominating these entities, and utilizing them for their own, decidedly illiberal ends. FDD scholars have just published “A Better Blueprint for International Organizations,” a monograph with a foreword by former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, and contributions from a dozen FDD scholars. They make clear what went wrong and what can – and should – be done to fix this broken, indeed, increasingly corrupt, international system. To discuss these issues, host Cliff May is joined by Richard Goldberg, a senior advisor to FDD and the monograph's editor, and Morgan Viña, who served as chief of staff and senior policy advisor to Ambassador Haley and is now an adjunct fellow at FDD.
The FDD is a huge document. But it is also incredibly important. Most people jump to Item 19 to find out their earning potential, but there are many other areas you should inspect closely before considering an investment in a franchise.
Photo: Real-time cyber attacks, including information on the attack's origin, type and target, as well as, the attacker's IP address, geographic location and ports being utilized, are displayed on the Norse attack map on the 275th Cyberspace Squadron's operations floor, known as the Hunter's Den. The squadron is one of four squadrons constituting the 175th Cyberspace Operations Group of the Maryland Air National Guard at Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Md., June 3, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.) Defending from cyberattacks. Georgianna Shea, FDD
Photo: Russian Activities, WWI. American Y.M.C.A. are doing a wonderful work among the Russian soldiers. This is the Moscow hut which was started by Jerome Davis and Wheeler. Harris & Ewing Collection. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. The Putin-Biden conference. Cliff May, FDD
An election – of sorts – was held in the Islamic Republic of Iran last week. The victor: Ebrahim Raisi, a hardline theocrat who has been sanctioned by the US for his involvement in the mass execution of political prisoners. Voter turnout was reportedly low. To discuss these developments, and how the Biden administration – among others – may respond, host Cliff May is joined by Ray Takeyh, formerly a senior advisor on Iran at the Department of State, currently a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; Reuel Marc Gerecht, formerly a Middle Eastern specialist at the CIA's Directorate of Operations, currently a senior fellow at FDD; and Benham Ben Taleblu, also a senior fellow at FDD where he focuses on Iranian security and political issues.
David Albright is a physicist, a former nuclear inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency, an expert on nuclear weapons and nuclear proliferation, and the founder and president of the Institute for Science and International Security – also known as “the Good ISIS.” His important new book, written with Sarah Burkhardt: “Iran's Perilous Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons.” It's based on the secret archive of the nuclear weapons program of the Islamic Republic. Israeli spies located that archive in a warehouse in Tehran, and spirited much of it out of the country. What David Albright reveals is alarming and should have a significant impact on the policies of the Biden administration vis-à-vis Iran's rulers. He joins host Cliff May and Andrea Stricker, who worked at the Good ISIS for 12 years, and is now a fellow at FDD where she conducts research on nuclear weapons proliferation and illicit procurement networks.
In this episode of Smart Energy Voices, host Debra Chanil discusses several innovative retro-commission projects with Robert Berninger, Director of Plant Operations, Energy and Engineering at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Bob oversees more than 4 million square feet of critical care facilities in the heart of New York City. Listen as he recounts his experience evaluating potential projects so you can benefit from the great insights Bob has to share. You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in... Robert Berninger's role at MSKCC [02:18] Sloan's innovation award [03:28] The importance of FDD (Fault Detection & Diagnostics) [05:24] Current retro-commissioning [09:44] Cogeneration projects [11:11] Sloan Kettering's vendor vetting process [14:49] Beginning Moves to Fault Detection & Diagnostics Robert Berninger oversees approximately eleven buildings as well as the entire energy budget for the institution. Bob started at MSKCC as the Energy Manager and has worked with them for over fifteen years. In his time there, the institution has kept its energy footprint steady while also doubling in square footage. A significant factor in that achievement was Fault Detection & Diagnostics (FDD). Bob was initially leery of fault detection. He thought it would highlight issues in the building that they couldn't correct due to other issues. They began with a systematic approach, starting with the chilled water plant, heating plant, and ended with the VAV box level. With FDD, MSKCC is alerted when an issue occurs rather than waiting for a problem to be reported. This reduction in time from issue to resolution has saved energy, time, and money. Innovation Awards In 2020, MSKCC won the Smart Energy Decisions Innovation Award for Healthcare Energy Data Management for Virtual Energy Monitoring and Fault Detection and Diagnostics. The project started as a response to New York City Local Law #87, which requires all buildings over 25,000 square feet to have an energy audit and retro-commissioning every ten years. In 2018, the Breast and Imaging Center at MSKCC was due for this audit, so they engaged a vendor to create a report. MSKCC used this report to come up with several capital ECMs (energy conservation measures) that had been highlighted. One of the projects was to install a virtual energy managing and fault diagnostic system. This addition was in response to the finding that any time a system was retro-commissioned, the energy usage would gradually increase and undo the initial benefits if the system wasn't constantly monitored. With fault detection and diagnostics, MSKCC is able to find out immediately if something wasn't working correctly. This warning allows them to address issues and maintain the benefits of the original adjustments. The Positive Results of Retro-commissioning Bob defines retro-commissioning as bringing the building back to its original design intent. Recommissioning is going back and commissioning the building again if the building was commissioned in its beginning. And finally, continuous commissioning is using the tools that you have with the BMS and FDD to make sure that the building is operating at its design intent at all times. The continuous detection will provide an alert if something within the system drifts, allowing an immediate repair. The main campus of MSKCC is using steam to hot water conversion along with cogeneration. The three buildings in the project use Con Ed steam, which is a relatively wasteful system. MSKCC is working on converting 130 air handlers using steam preheats to hot water, changing out the coils, or re-using their chilled water coils for heating using low-temperature hot water. They're also installing a total of 3.3 MW of cogeneration, which is matched to their base heating load so that there's no waste of heat. Overall the project will save the institution about $8-10 million per year in energy costs. That's an improvement anyone can support. Resources & People Mentioned 2020 Innovation Awards Local Law #87 Local Law #97 Connect with Robert Berninger On LinkedIn Robert (Bob) Berninger is the Director of Plant Operations, Energy and Engineering at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). In his 15 years with MSKCC, Bob has held various positions, first as the Energy Manager, overseeing and implementing energy conservation projects, and then as Plant Operations Manager. Currently, he is a Director managing the day-to-day operations of the HVAC systems and staff, overseeing the energy management systems and energy budgets, exploring and implementing energy conservation measures. Prior to this position, Bob was the Assistant Manager of the Physical Plant at Columbia University. He holds a B.E. in Marine Engineering from SUNY Maritime College. Robert is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), and a Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CDSP). He also holds a United States Coast Guard Chief Engineer's Steam and First Engineer Motor License. He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers and is a past President of the New York City Chapter of AEE. Bob was awarded the International Energy Manager of the Year in 2016 by the Association of Energy Engineers. 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We spoke with FDD's Emily de La Bruyère about the latest news around China, including the historic (or not-so-historic) shift to a three-child policy. The post The Lab Leak Hypothesis, the U.S. China Bill, and More appeared first on Octavian Report.
Last week Reuters broke a story that Turkey had used its veto power within NATO to water down an official condemnation of Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko for forcing down a passenger plane flying from Greece to Lithuania to arrest Roman Protasevich, a dissident journalist that was on board. Lukashenko's actions drew criticism from around the world, and the EU introduced sanctions in response. Dr. Aykan Erdemir joins The Greek Current to discuss his latest piece explaining Turkey's decision, and argues that Turkish President Erdogan's move to protect Russia's Belarusian ally is the latest case of collusion between Ankara and Moscow to undermine NATO.Dr. Aykan Erdemir is the senior director of the Turkey program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former Turkish lawmaker. Read Aykan Erdemir's piece in The Globalist here: Turkey Undermines NATO, Yet AgainAnd his briefing for the FDD here: Erdogan Saves Putin's Belarusian Ally by Playing Spoiler Role Within NATOYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Turkey's persistent watering down of anti-Russian language leaves NATO in bindNations look to train at Cyprus security centerFM, US Ambassador visit CYCLOPS training facility construction siteAthens irked at being left out of Libya meetGermany to host second Libya peace talks
The Islamic Republic of Iran provides Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad with rockets and other weapons, technology, training, and funding. Over 11 days in May, the two groups fired more than four thousand rockets at Israeli cities and villages. President Biden supported Israel’s right to defend itself but, at the same time, his envoys in Vienna have been negotiating a return to President Obama’s Iran deal. Iran’s rulers want billions of dollars and other concessions in exchange for allowing America to rejoin a deal that at most slows their progress toward a nuclear weapons capability. Since money is fungible, that means America will be helping fund Hamas and Islamic Jihad, as well as Hezbollah and Ansar Allah in Yemen. Joining host Cliff May to discuss these developments are Lahav Harkov, Senior Contributing Editor and Diplomatic Correspondent of The Jerusalem Post; Jonathan Schanzer, FDD Senior Vice President; and Brad Bowman, Senior Director of FDD's Center on Military and Political Power.
Illinois is a franchise registration state. Before offering or selling a franchise in Illinois, you must first file your franchise disclosure document (FDD) with the Illinois Attorney General's Franchise Bureau. The Franchise Bureau is responsible for overseeing the FDD registration process as well as enforcing Illinois franchise laws. Read the full article here: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/learn-about-law/recent-changes-to-illinois-franchise-laws-2021 O'Flaherty Law now serves over 105 counties across Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. If you have any questions regarding a case or would like to speak to one of our attorneys after watching a #LearnAboutLaw video, give us a call at (630) 324-6666 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in contact with someone from our team. Subscribe to our channel for daily videos dedicated to all things law and leave a comment with any questions about this topic. Find us online for more legal content and to stay connected with our team - Website: https://www.oflaherty-law.com/ - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/oflahertylaw - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oflahertylaw - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oflahertylawGroup/ **None of the content in this series is intended as paid legal advice. In this video, we discuss Illinois #FranchiseLaws that may affect you in the year 2021, including: In Illinois, who regulates franchises?; What Should I Include in my application for #FDDregistration?; What are the Illinois FDD registration and Renewal Fees?; Where send the FDD registration application be sent?; How long does it take to get an #FDDlicense?; What types of franchise transactions in Illinois need FDD registration?; and Financial Assurance Registration Requirements in Illinois
Here’s a riddle for you: Name something Presidents Obama, Trump, and Biden have in common? Here's one answer: None has appeared to understand the theological premises that motivate such groups as al Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State — nor those that drive the rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Nor have they had clarity about the thinking of those brave Muslims who oppose such interpretations of Islam. In this episode, host Cliff May discusses these and related issues with three eminent scholars. Gilles Kepel has authored more than twenty academic books on contemporary Islam, the Arab World and Muslims in Europe, translated into numerous languages. A tenured Professor at Paris Sciences et Lettres University, his last essay, The Prophet and the Pandemic / From the Middle East to Atmospheric Jihadism, just released in French, has topped the best-seller lists and is currently being translated into English and a half-dozen languages. The excerpt: The Murder of Samuel Paty, is in the spring issue of Liberties Journal. Bernard Haykel is a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. His research focuses on the “political and social tensions that arise from questions about religious identity and authority” with a particular emphasis on Islam, history and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula. His books include Saudi Arabia in Transition and Revival and Reform in Islam. And Reuel Marc Gerecht, a disciple of the late, great Bernard Lewis, is a former Middle Eastern specialist at the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, and currently a senior fellow at FDD.
Photo: Battle of Salamis. a naval battle fought between an alliance of Greek city-states under Themistocles, and the Persian Empire under King Xerxes in 480 BC..The New John Batchelor ShowCBS Audio Network@BatchelorshowOn the escalating and undeclared war at sea between Israel and Iran. Jacob Nagle @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1Jacob Nagel @FDD (Iran, Iron Dome)BG (Res.) Professor Jacob Nagel is a senior fellow at FDD and a visiting professor at the Technion Aerospace Engineering Faculty. Nagel was a career Israeli civil servant official (IDF, Defense Ministry and Prime Minister’s Office) for over 40 years. Related articles https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/04/08/iron-dome-developers-set-the-record-straight/ https://www.timesofisrael.com/senior-iran-official-confirms-thousands-of-centrifuges-damaged-and-destroyed https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-owned-ship-said-attacked-off-uae-coast-amid-sky-high-tensions-with-iran/ https://www.axios.com/us-israel-iran-nuclear-dialogue-natanz-explosion-cdcdf0cb-8bf9-468e-8a5e-b6d126a2066f.html https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/iran-and-israels-undeclared-war-sea-part-2-potential-military-escalation
Photo: No known restrictions on publication.1893. 231 A valley in Yemen The New John Batchelor ShowRepresented by CBS News Radio@BatchelorshowYemen still burning. @varshakoduvayur @FDD Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_presVarsha Koduvayur is a senior research analyst at FDD focusing on the Gulf States, where she covers internal dynamics, regional geopolitics, illicit financing, and political and economic reform trends. Varsha was previously a researcher for the Middle East practice at Eurasia Group, and a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/russia-us-saudi-relations/ https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/pdf/view/16587/en