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Toxic Ooze and Dam Failures: Michigan Government Spokesperson Shares Crisis Management Lessons on Edward Segal’s “Crisis Ahead” Podcast

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Jill Greenberg, the spokesperson and public information officer of the Michigan Department of the Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is the guest on this week’s episode of Edward Segal’s “Crisis Ahead” podcast. The agency has been in the forefront of several crisis situations including the recent failure of two dams, a toxic green ooze that leaked onto a major Detroit freeway, and the lingering impact of the Flint water crisis. The episode, “Toxic Ooze and Dam Failures: Crisis Management Lessons from Michigan” can be seen on YouTube and heard at this link . It is also available on the Apple, Google, Stitcher,and Listennotes podcast sites. “Crisis Ahead” is produced by Heartcastmedia.com. About Jill Greenberg Greenberg serves as spokesperson for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy. At EGLE, she primarily handles communication issues involving contamination, remediation, redevelopment, recycling and solid waste. She also serves as FEMA spokesperson for the State of Michigan in the event of nuclear and radiological incidents. Greenberg is a professional communicator with more than 30 years experience in mainstream press, in addition to higher ed and governmental public relations. About the Podcast Each weekly episode of Segal’s “Crisis Ahead” podcast examines how organizations and individuals in the news are dealing with crisis situations and the lessons to be learned from their successes and failures. The podcast is based on Segal’s new book on crisis management — “Crisis Ahead: 101 Ways to Prepare for and Bounce Back from Disasters, Scandals, and Other Emergencies” (Nicholas Brealey). About the Book The book features dozens of anecdotes, stories, and lessons about how companies, organizations, and individuals — ranging from Amazon, Apple, and the European Union, to Disney, Starbucks, and entrepreneur Elon Musk— have prepared for, created, managed, and communicated about crisis situations. It features a discussion about the early crisis management lessons that can be learned from the pandemic and includes a template for a crisis management and communication plan that can be customized for the needs of any company or organization. The American Library Association’s book review website said, “This book’s practical advice for advanced planning makes it a valuable addition to the shelves of any business collection.” See the review here . "Crisis Ahead" can be ordered on Amazon at this link . About Edward Segal Segal has more than 30 years' experience as a crisis management expert. He managed crisis situations as the CEO of two trade associations; advised and helped organizations survive disasters, scandals, and emergencies including the arrest and firing of corporate officers, hate crimes, and sexual harassment; and conducted crisis management and communication training for hundreds of executives and their staffs. Contact Details Edward Segal +1 415-218-8600 edwardsegalcommunications@gmail.com Company Website http://www.edwardsegal.com

July 02, 2020 03:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Leading Tech Firm taps into Top-Notch Engineering Talent in Aguascalientes, Mexico

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ArkusNexus recently announced the grand opening of its newest branch office in Aguascalientes, Mexico, a key milestone in the company’s ongoing plans for expansion and consolidation as a leader in the Technology Consulting and Software Development industries. From its pioneer beginnings in the nearshore software development model back in 2003, ArkusNexus has steadily grown its team of passionate technology professionals by bringing a mix of innovative culture and proven work methodology to key technology hubs across Mexico and the United States, including offices in San Diego, Irvine, Tijuana and Monterrey. “Aguascalientes made perfect sense for us. Strategically located in the heartland of Mexico, this new venture will help us tap into a highly qualified and experienced talent pool of engineers. As a technology consulting firm, exceptional staffing practices to ensure optimal service for our clients has been one of our company’s pillars from the get-go, and the opening of this new office is the latest step in this direction” , said Angel Sanchez, ArkusNexus Co-Founder and CEO. Known for its dynamic industry and the unique warm mineral springs for which the state and it’s capital city are named after, Aguascalientes is host to many multinational companies and international trade events. Thanks to government investment in training programs and higher education, this capital city boasts a well educated and skilled population. Growing opportunities for its young labor market and the city’s safe communities have also attracted talented professionals from major neighboring cities, including Guadalajara and Mexico City. Although the firm’s team in Aguascalientes is already 35 members strong, the new 7,000 ft2 office space will house and support up to 80 collaborators with fully equipped collaborative work spaces and state-of-the-art facilities. “Timing was tricky, but despite the current challenges, the entire project only took us about three weeks to implement,” Sanchez explained. “Amid current public health concerns, employee safety and well-being was definitely one of our top priorities. Special measures were taken to ensure the new team was able to quickly leverage effective telecommuting practices, one of the many permanent perks available to our more than 250 engineers across the company.” ArkusNexus has plans to open offices in more cities in the future in an effort to bolster its current talent pool, as well as venture into new areas of technology specialization to address clients’ evolving business growth needs. ArkusNexus is a multinational software consultancy firm dedicated to helping companies leverage innovative software development capacities to grow and make their business ideas come true. For over 17 years, our passionate team of top tier technologists has offered alternative solutions to traditional outsourcing and in-house development through software consultancy services, remote software development, Salesforce consultancy and seamless AI Integration for Computer Software companies in the insurance, financial services, health, wellness and fitness spaces. Contact Details Angel Sanchez +1 619-942-6366 asanchez@arkusnexus.com Company Website http://www.arkusnexus.com

July 01, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

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LEVICK Announces Partnership with Jipyong

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Global crisis management firm LEVICK has teamed up with Korea’s leading law firm Jipyong to provide unprecedented cross-border crisis management services to multinational corporations and global organizations. Their partnership coinciding with the global pandemic crisis is expected to yield a much-needed synergy between legal and public relations professionals and a fresh perspective on how companies should approach crisis management in the post COVID-19 era. As the business environment changes rapidly and increases in complexity, companies are facing risks and crises which they have not confronted before – from natural disasters to political risks involving regulatory constraints, labor issues, consumer rights and privacy concerns. Unlike in the past when risk exposure could be contained through controlled public relations management, advancements in information technology and social medial have rendered corporations powerless before instantaneous and geographically limitless spread of information. Risk of exposure has become far more devastating and critical to corporate survival. Today’s corporations must detect and manage exponentially increased risk factors to maintain their corporate image and reputation. As a result, establishing a crisis management system has become an essential part of risk prevention. Building and maintaining an effective crisis management system requires the knowledge and experience of multi-disciplinary experts who can filter and process mountains of information with speed and accuracy and make timely recommendations for every possible contingency. Jipyong’s CM team and LEVICK have combined forces to provide premium crisis management services such as global crisis monitoring, real-time crisis response, crisis recovery plan, and post-crisis evaluation. With the partnership between Jipyong and LEVICK, companies benefit from the best of both worlds – across boundaries and industry sectors, encompassing all risk points including legal, accounting, public relations and human resources. Richard Levick, founder of LEVICK and pioneer in crisis management communications with a background in law, has consulted countless companies in responding to crises of a global scale. LEVICK’s prestigious team of professionals spearheads many of the world’s highest-profile campaigns – including Guantanamo Bay; the Catholic Church; the Wall Street crisis; the Gulf oil spill, and some of the most important public affairs matters globally. They currently represent a number of Chinese companies facing unique challenges in the U.S. LEVICK’s clients include most of the top 100 US law firms and more than a third of the top 100 global law firms. Jipyong is known as the most global-minded law firm in Korea, having more branches than any other Korean law firm in countries such as China, Russia, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Jipyong’s CM team is led by its Managing Partner Sung Taek Lim who has extensive experience in litigation, crisis management, and working with civil organizations. Other partners in the team include former Constitutional Court Justice and Managing Partner Kong Hyun Lee, former judges Gyeong Woon Kang and Soo Saeng Moon, former prosecutor Sehoon Choi. Field experts include Seung Soo Choi (information and Communications), Bernard Ham (pharmaceutical and biomedical), Gee Hong Kim (fair trade and competition), Hye Jung Ryu (energy & environment), Kwang Sun LEE (labor), Jeong Kyu Choe (IP), Seongcheol Park (construction and real estate), Poom JANG (fair trade and competition), Jin Kwon Kim (legislative & public policy) and Jinhee Kim (global dispute resolution). Contact Details Maria Stagliano +1 404-245-0899 mstagliano@levick.com Company Website https://www.levick.com

July 01, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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HOUSTON NATURAL RESOURCES CORP COMMENCES TRADING

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Houston Natural Resources Corp. (OTC: HNRC) (“the Company”) formerly known as Worldwide Diversified Holdings, Inc commenced trading today. The company has acquired 100% of Houston Natural Resources, Inc (“HNRI”) for the issuance of common and preferred shares. The acquisition will add approximately $18 million dollars in assets to the company balance sheet. In addition, the acquisition is projected to add $7 million in revenues with $5 million in earnings on an annualized basis. HNRI has completed audited statements and detailed independent appraisals of the assets. Currently, the Company is focused on completing audited statements for the last two years, which will provide for the Company to up-list on a major exchange in the next 12 to 18 months. The company’s subsidiary, HNR Oil Services LLC, owns oil field waste water treatment and disposal facilities that exceed all state and federal regulatory requirements for providing maximum environmental protection, and will generate multiple streams of revenue for the company via saltwater disposal and byproduct remediation, focused on the process of removing undesirable chemicals, suspended solids, and gases from contaminated water. By the end of Summer 2020, this facility is expected to generate from the fluid side of the facility an estimated $250,000 per month of Net Operating Income. HNR Oil Services LLC expects to commence construction of its second facility during calendar 2020. The company is also acquiring producing and non-producing assets with quantifiable reserves and production capabilities in oil and gas. In today’s markets HNRI recognizes significant opportunities to acquire undervalued assets for long term appreciation. The company is also acquiring producing and non-producing assets with quantifiable reserves and production capabilities in oil and gas. In today’s markets HNRI recognizes significant opportunities to acquire undervalued assets for long term appreciation. HNRI’s subsidiary HNR Financial LLC has received a term sheet for an initial commitment of up to $2,000,000, from a Texas Based Financial company, to assist in the implementation of the Company’s business plan. The company has appointed Donald H. Goree, Donald W. Orr and Clayton H. Goree as new members of the Board of Directors. In addition, the Company has formed Worldwide Diversified Holdings, Inc as a Delaware Corporation and transferred the assets and liabilities to the wholly owned subsidiary. The Company, Houston Natural Resources Corp, now has two wholly owned subsidiaries: Houston Natural Resources, Inc., a Texas Corporation, and Worldwide Diversified Holdings, Inc., a Delaware Corporation. Donald W. Orr., as President of Houston Natural Resources, Corp stated: “We are excited about the future of Houston Natural Resources Corporation, as we will operate with minimal top-level overhead expenses while attaining fully sustainable operations on an accelerated timetable. During these difficult times for us all with the COVID-19 virus effecting lives, jobs, the markets, and the economy as a whole, HNRC will, in the near term, direct its personnel and financial resources to the rapid expansion of our HNR Oil Services LLC subsidiary, as its revenue streams are not adversely affected by the rapid momentary decline in oil prices. In the second phase of a two-phase strategy for growth, HNRI will pursue the development and production of our proven oil reserves once oil prices have recovered. We currently have a new website under construction that will be announced shortly to best inform our shareholders. We are dedicated to providing support to our wholly owned subsidiaries to carry out their missions in both the near- and long-term.” About Houston Natural Resources Corp The Company is dedicated to increasing stockholder value through developing natural resources with state-of-the-art innovative technologies in tandem with oil field waste disposal and recycling that are environmentally safe and socially responsible. Information is on the website: www.HoustonNaturalResources.com . FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements other than statements of historical facts included in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements and are not guarantees of future performance or results and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Contact Details Houston Natural Resources Corp +1 757-707-4563 info@HoustonNaturalResources.com Company Website http://www.HoustonNaturalResources.com

June 30, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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