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Through the Agency Code of Ethics, we have provided written description of the behaviors we believe represent 'Standards' of performance and behavior which should be operational for any Agency conducting itself in an honest and ethical manner. And through the Certification Guide, we seek to provide a reasonable level of assurance to users of Agency services (both men and women) that those Agencies are honest and ethical.
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International Relations announces the formation of Certified Marriage Agencies organization and website.
Certified Marriage Agency site to promote ethical and honest operations for international marriage brokers, and institutes new staged certification process for demonstrated compliance.
Englewood, Colorado (PRWEB) December 13, 2006 -- International Relations announces the formation of a new organization and website designed to establish, promote and enforce standards for honest and ethical operation of International Marriage Brokers. Through the combined efforts of RussianWomenDiscussion.com, Planet-Love.com, and Antidate.org (Russian-based women's advocacy organization), International Relations formally launched the CertifiedMarriageAgencies.org (CMA) website to promote ethics-based operations for International Marriage Brokers.
In November of this year, RussianWomenDiscussion.com earlier announced the release of the Agency Code of Ethics (ACoE), which is now the centerpiece of Certified Marriage Agencies' standards of behavior, and forms the basis for the Certification Program.
Ken Joldersma, one of the many parties involved behind CMA says; "Having been involved in International Relations and associated with international introductions through the RussianWomenDiscussion.com web site, and having met my wife through one of the International Marriage Brokers, I have witnessed the many, many problems of marriage agencies not behaving honestly and with integrity. The work we are doing at CMA is ground-breaking and will have an enormously positive influence on the businesses who introduce men and women across the globe."
Sandro Floriani from Italy, one of the architects of the ACoE and CMA efforts, says; "I have been cruising the world of international dating websites for the past 4 years, and was appalled by the dishonesty and money-making greed of many of the players in this field. I hope that our endevour will contribute significantly to separating the wheat from the chaff."
Jim Eisele, another contributor to the CMA effort says; "Having had almost daily interaction with clients of International Marriage Brokers over the past five years, it's been obvious that the immense need for an organization such as CMA has been a long time coming. Generally speaking, it's been my observation that the Marriage agencies who serve the best interests of their clients, rather than investors, have been small and difficult to find in the vast array of choices available. All of that is changing with the launch of CMA's initiative. I've been duly impressed by the growing number of Agencies who have embraced the CMA's Agency Code of Ethics, recognising early on that a "Certified Ethical" business model is actually good for the bottom line."
Another of the principal movers behind the CMA initiative, John Elich of The Netherlands, adds; "Since first involved in international relations by spectating and advising on forums I have seen many problems resulting from marriage agencies, while at the same time understanding that they can deliver a very good service in bringing people together. With the first suggestion of setting up an organization like CMA I understood that this was exactly what was needed. Starting international relations is hard enough without having to worry if the Marriage Broker used is reliable. CMA will make it easier to recognize which agency to choose."
The CMA site opens with four marriage agencies having achieved the first level of certification. Khersongirls.com, Amour-Club.com, LvivBrides.com and TverAngels.com are the first of many expected agencies/brokers who seek recognition for honest and ethical operations.
For further information, please visit the website at: www.CertifiedMarriageAgencies.org.
Code of Ethics Standards for International Marriage Brokers
International Marriage Brokers have been the subject of recent legislation with passage of IMBRA earlier this year, and now an independent group has announced the creation of a Code of Ethics and accompanying certification program, designed to promote and improve ethical behaviors among International Marriage Brokers.
Englewood, Colorado (PRWEB) October 31, 2006 -- International Marriage Brokers are now being called upon to subscribe to a 'Code of Ethics.' In addition to the IMBRA legislation passed last year, the independent website, RussianWomenDiscussion.com, has announced the creation of an "Agency Code of Ethics" which outlines behaviors and actions designed to promote and reflect the integrity and honesty of international marriage brokers in their interactions with the men and women who utilize their services.
International Relations, based in Englewood, Colorado, is the owner of several independent websites catering to international marriage interests of men from numerous countries. Their sites include:
RussianWomenDiscussion.com, which focuses on international marriages with women from the former Soviet Union.
Planet-Love.com, addressing international marriages with women from Asia and Latin America.
These websites have been actively assisting men with becoming more informed of the processes and pitfalls awaiting them in the international marriage endeavor. The most common complaint among men involved in this pursuit is the scamming activity found among the women they pursue. On the other side of the equation is the common complaint among women that the foreign men they meet are too often simply sex tourists preying on their vulnerabilities and poor economic conditions. Since the agencies (international marriage brokers) are directly at the center of this exchange and they facilitate this interaction, a critical first step is to define acceptable behaviors and responses to be taken by these agencies. The Agency Code of Ethics is an important first step in the direction of articulating, promoting, and enforcing ethics-based behaviors on the part of international marriage brokers around the globe.
For further information, please visit the website at: RussianWomenDiscussion.com.
The order in which colors are named worldwide appears to be due to how eyes work, suggest computer simulations with virtual people. These findings suggest that wavelengths of color that are easier to see also get names earlier in the evolution of a culture. A common question in philosophy is whether or not we all see the world the same way. One strategy that scientists have for investigating that question is to see what colors get names in different cultures. Intriguingly, past research has found that colors familiar to one culture might not have names in another, suggesting different cultures indeed have distinct ways of understanding the world. One mystery scientists have uncovered is that color names always seem to appear in a specific order of importance across cultures — black, white, red, green, yellow and blue. "For example, if a population has a name for red, it also has a name for black and for white; or, if it has a name for green, it also has a name for red," said researcher Francesca Tria, a physicist at the ISI Foundation in Turin, Italy. But if a population has a name for black and white, that doesn't necessarily mean they have a name for red. [How Colors Got Their Symbolic Meanings] To solve the puzzle of this color-name hierarchy, Tria and her colleagues devised a computer simulation with pairs of virtual people, or "agents," who lacked the knowledge of names for colors. One agent, the speaker, is shown two or more objects, invents a name for a color to describe one of the objects, and refers to the item by that color. The other agent, the hearer, then has to guess which item, and thus color, the speaker referred to. Scientists repeated this until all the agents came to a consensus on color names. A key feature of this simulation was its adherence to the limits of human vision. Our eyes are more sensitive to some wavelengths of light, or colors, than others. The agents in the simulation were not required to distinguish between hues that a human eye could not tell apart. "Roughly speaking, human eyes can tell apart two colors only if their wavelengths differ at least by a certain amount — the 'just noticeable difference,'" Tria said. The researchers found the time agents needed to reach consensus on a color name fell into a distinct hierarchy — red, magenta-red, violet, green-yellow, blue, orange and cyan, in that order. This hierarchy approximately matches the color name order seen in real cultures. This hierarchy of colors also matches the limits of human vision, with the human eye being more sensitive to red wavelengths than those for blue, and so on. "Our approach suggests a possible route to the emergence of hierarchical color categories," Tria told LiveScience. "Humans tend to react most saliently to certain parts of the spectrum, often selecting exemplars for them, and finally comes the process of linguistic color naming, which adheres to universal patterns resulting in a neat hierarchy." you can get the Rotary Kiln,Autoclaved Aerated Concrete Equipment,Mineral Process,Flotation Mineral Processing,ball mill,rotary kiln. http://www.mgballmill.comhttp://www.beneficiation-equipment.com http://www.opsj.net Tria and her colleagues Vittorio Loreto and Animesh Mukherjee detailed their findings online today (April 16) in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.