December 21

Gardaí release image of suspect in Malin armed raid

first_imgGardaí in Buncrana have issued an e-fit description of a man who was allegedly part of a gang that committed a violent robbery in Malin Head in October.Investigations continue after four masked men targeted the home of prominent businessman and GAA club director John Byrne at Beugh, Malin, on Saturday 26th October.The raiders broke into the home at around 7.30pm and tied up two of John’s adult sons as they searched the house for cash. A substantial amount of money was taken, some of which was later recovered by gardaí. The men made their getaway on foot. Gardaí have now released a reconstructed image of one suspect who is believed to have been involved in the crime.E-Fit Description issued on RTE’s CrimecallThe man is described as being aged in his mid-thirties, around 5ft 10inches in height and of a large build. He is described as having short dark hair.Gardaí in Buncrana are investigating the incident, and the public can contact the station on (074) 932 0540 or the Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111Gardaí release image of suspect in Malin armed raid was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

December 12

Community Capacity Building: Say what??

first_imgThe MFLN consists of several concentration areas including Community Capacity Building (CCB). But many people wonder…what is CCB? What do those words even mean? Our FDEI team began to explore this idea through the lens of early childhood special education (ECSE) and early intervention (EI), and we discovered not only what the term means, but also how it can be used as a force multiplier for young children and their families in the Family Readiness mission.CCB is often defined as “people who feel a sense of shared responsibility and apply their strengths to achieve desired results” (Mancini & Bowen, 2014). Ultimately the goal of CCB is for both informal and formal support systems to work together to achieve positive result for members of the community.In the field of EI/ECSE, the desired result of our community (professionals and families who work together on behalf of young children with disabilities) is to see children learn and grow to their full potential through nurturing, enriched relationships with caregivers.  The informal supports within this community are parents, caregivers, extended family, friends, and other individuals who interact with the child in relatively intimate relationships. Formal supports include YOU – the EI/ECSE professional! This symbiotic relationship between informal and formal supports for children is a force multiplier that enhances outcomes for children. Like a rock thrown into a pond,CCB has a ripple effect that spreads wide and deep.As an ECSE/EI professional, you are in the position to equip caregivers with skills and knowledge to nurture a child’s growth and development. And FDEI is here to help you do just that. Community Capacity Building at its best: All of us using our strengths to achieve desired results. When one part of this formula is missing, the capacity of all decreases…so let’s work together to achieve remarkable outcomes.Created by R. DiPietro-Wells; Images from pixabay.com CC0How can we help support you? What kinds of information do you need to help support the military families you serve? What questions do you have? What resources do you need? We would love to hear from you. Feel free to comment below or email us at [email protected] can learn even more about CCB and access an online training to increase your understanding of CCB here.This post was edited by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Michaelene Ostrosky, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

December 9

This Is the Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage

first_imgDid you see Uber coming? How about Airbnb? Who expected Amazon to become Amazon.com? Who thought any software company would compete with Microsoft?The idea of business strategy is to create a sustainable competitive advantage. How do you do that in an environment when whole industries are being disintermediated and when companies that have stood the test of time start failing that same test?There is a sustainable competitive advantage for those who would pursue it, but it isn’t going to be found in most treatise you read on strategy now.As Nature Would Have ItCharles Darwin didn’t actually say these oft-attributed words, but they are truer now than ever, regardless of the actual source:It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one who is most adaptable to change.Welcome to the Disruptive Age.Adaptability: A sustainable competitive advantage is only going to be built by believing that any choice you make, over time, will become unsustainable. Given a long enough timeline, what you are doing now is likely to be exactly the wrong thing to do. It will be the wrong thing to “continue doing.”The “sustainable” part of a sustainable competitive advantage will be the ability to adapt to new realities. This means unlearning what you have learned, and it certainly means the killing of sacred cows. The more married you are to “the way we’ve always done things around here,” the more certain that you won’t be “around here” at all.The primary competency for competitive advantage is the ability to lead change in response to changing conditions, challenges, and the recognition of opportunities.Resourcefulness: With the exception of the capacity for compassion, there is no greater human attribute than resourcefulness. There are no problems that human beings have been unable to solve when given enough time to do so. This is true in spite of the fact that the same human beings who are capable of magnificent feats of creativity are also the greatest obstacle to that same creative force.Creativity is limitless. Resourcefulness has no real boundaries, and any that are perceived are only the boundaries of the person perceiving them.The “sustainable” part of a sustainable competitive advantage is the ability and the willingness to attract and unleash the creative force of individuals and groups. The “sustainability” is going to be infusing the work of problem-solving with purpose and meaning, as well as fully empowering people to create and to fail.Much has changed in the last few decades. The changes coming over the few decades in front of us are going to make the last few look like a walk in the park.The questions you have to answer if you seek a sustainable competitive advantage are, “How willing are you to change, including what you believe,” and “How fast can you generate the ideas you need to anticipate and respond to new realities?” Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more