#Taiwan: Electioneering chaos in Taipei. Charles Burton, senior fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://nationalpost.com/news/world/canadian-children-tour-xinjiang-uyghurs https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/dec/06/taiwan-presidential-election-opposition-in-chaos-as-china-looms-in-background 1953 People's China
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In episode 442 of The New Warehouse podcast, Kevin talks with Michael Walsh, CEO of Green Cubes Technology. The company, a leading provider of electrification solutions for the past thirty-five years, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its SAFEFlex battery. Green Cubes Technology has successfully deployed over 10,000 SAFEFlex batteries, significantly supporting the warehousing and material handling industry. Walsh shares insights into the company's journey, the impact of lithium-ion technology, and future trends.Visit Bar Code Depot for 15% off your first RF equipment repair with promo code "Repair15" Free floor tape and floor sign samples from Mighty Line! Get yours here.Follow us on LinkedIn here for more content.Support the show
Each year for the past three years, the LexisNexis African Ancestry Network LexisNexis Rule of Law Foundation Fellowship has awarded fellowships to promising law students to participate in research projects related to eliminating racism in the legal system. This year, 15 students received fellowships of $10,000 each to spend nine months working in teams to research one of five “cluster projects” that the fellowship program targeted for the potential to make a meaningful impact. The students – all from law schools that are members of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law School Consortium – recently published the findings of their research in the publication, Advancing and Impacting Equity in the Legal System, and on today's LawNext, we are joined by two of those students to share more details about their work: Whitney Triplet, who is in her final semester at Southern University Law Center. Paul Campbell, a part-time student in his fourth year at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. Also joining the show today is Adonica Black, director of global diversity and inclusion at LexisNexis, who helped coordinate the fellowship program. In previous episodes of this podcast, we interviewed students who took part in this program in 2021 and 2022. Here are those episodes: On LawNext Podcast: Two Law Students Who Took On Systemic Racism in the Legal System. On LawNext Podcast: The Legal Fellows Tackling Systemic Racism in Law. Thank You To Our Sponsors This episode of LawNext is generously made possible by our sponsors. We appreciate their support and hope you will check them out. Paradigm, home to the practice management platforms PracticePanther, Bill4Time, MerusCase and LollyLaw; the e-payments platform Headnote; and the legal accounting software TrustBooks. TranscriptPad, an easy-to-use app to review, search, and annotate transcripts. CARET serves over 10,000 firms with practice management and document automation technology to enable savvy professionals to refocus their expertise on what truly matters. If you enjoy listening to LawNext, please leave us a review wherever you listen to podcasts.
In this episode, we take a step back and up to examine the high-level battle that wages on between the kingdom of God and every other kingdom. As we examine the key passages in Ephesians that reveal where our true battle lies, and who our true enemy is, let us keep our eyes on the ball and always remember to advance the kingdom of God.
Welcome to the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast. Tune in to hear leaders in neurology sound off on topics that impact your clinical practice. In this episode, William Gallentine, DO, interim chief of pediatric neurology at Stanford Medicine Children's Health, who discussed several topics related to the advances in pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, and seizure localization. Gallentine, who also serves as a clinical professor, provided insight on the screening process and eligibility criteria for epilepsy surgery, as well as the importance of lifestyle modifications when treating epilepsy. Furthermore, he touched upon the genetic background of certain epileptic disorders and when the clinical community can expect gene therapies. Looking for more epilepsy discussion? Check out the NeurologyLive® epilepsy clinical focus page. Episode Breakdown: 1:10 – State of pediatric epilepsy 2:15 – Screening potential candidates for epilepsy surgery 5:00 – Advances in seizure localization 7:15 – Neurology News Minute 9:25 – Balance of nonpharmacological approaches 11:20 – Realistic timeline of gene therapies for epilepsy 13:15 – Future plans for research, current unmet needs This episode is brought to you by Medical World News, a streaming channel from MJH Life Sciences®. Check out new content and shows every day, only at medicalworldnews.com. The stories featured in this week's Neurology News Minute, which will give you quick updates on the following developments in neurology, are further detailed here: FDA Clears AI-Powered Brain MRI Software Pixyl.Neuro FDA Grants Meeting With BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics on ALS Therapy NurOwn FDA Warns of Serious Adverse Effects for Using Levetiracetam and Clobazam in Epilepsy Thanks for listening to the NeurologyLive® Mind Moments® podcast. To support the show, be sure to rate, review, and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts. For more neurology news and expert-driven content, visit neurologylive.com.
Harriet W. Hopf, MD, and Susan M. Pollart, MD, MS, co-present an incredibly important discussion this week on practical ways to promote and market ourselves with grace while building our careers in academic medicine, on the Faculty Factory Podcast. We welcome Drs. Hopf and Pollart back to our show with open arms for their second time joining the program! With the University of Utah, Dr. Hopf is Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology, and Executive Director of Faculty Development and Faculty Affairs. Dr. Hopf is Co-Director of the University of Utah's School of Medicine Coaching and Advancement Network (UCAN), and President-Elect of the Academic Senate. You can listen to her previous appearance on the podcast here: https://facultyfactory.org/harriet-hopf/ Dr. Pollart serves as Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development and is the Ruth E. Murdaugh Professor of Family Medicine Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville (UVA Health). You can listen to her previous appearance on the podcast here: https://facultyfactory.org/susan-pollart/
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: OpenAI: Altman Returns, published by Zvi on November 30, 2023 on LessWrong. As of this morning, the new board is in place and everything else at OpenAI is otherwise officially back to the way it was before. Events seem to have gone as expected. If you have read my previous two posts on the OpenAI situation, nothing here should surprise you. Still seems worthwhile to gather the postscripts, official statements and reactions into their own post for future ease of reference. What will the ultimate result be? We likely only find that out gradually over time, as we await both the investigation and the composition and behaviors of the new board. I do not believe Q* played a substantive roll in events, so it is not included here. I also do not include discussion here of how good or bad Altman has been for safety. Sam Altman's Statement Here is the official OpenAI statement from Sam Altman. He was magnanimous towards all, the classy and also smart move no matter the underlying facts. As he has throughout, he has let others spread hostility, work the press narrative and shape public reaction, while he himself almost entirely offers positivity and praise. Smart. Before getting to what comes next, I'd like to share some thanks. I love and respect Ilya, I think he's a guiding light of the field and a gem of a human being. I harbor zero ill will towards him. While Ilya will no longer serve on the board, we hope to continue our working relationship and are discussing how he can continue his work at OpenAI. I am grateful to Adam, Tasha, and Helen for working with us to come to this solution that best serves the mission. I'm excited to continue to work with Adam and am sincerely thankful to Helen and Tasha for investing a huge amount of effort in this process. Thank you also to Emmett who had a key and constructive role in helping us reach this outcome. Emmett's dedication to AI safety and balancing stakeholders' interests was clear. Mira did an amazing job throughout all of this, serving the mission, the team, and the company selflessly throughout. She is an incredible leader and OpenAI would not be OpenAI without her. Thank you. Greg and I are partners in running this company. We have never quite figured out how to communicate that on the org chart, but we will. In the meantime, I just wanted to make it clear. Thank you for everything you have done since the very beginning, and for how you handled things from the moment this started and over the last week. The leadership team-Mira, Brad, Jason, Che, Hannah, Diane, Anna, Bob, Srinivas, Matt, Lilian, Miles, Jan, Wojciech, John, Jonathan, Pat, and many more-is clearly ready to run the company without me. They say one way to evaluate a CEO is how you pick and train your potential successors; on that metric I am doing far better than I realized. It's clear to me that the company is in great hands, and I hope this is abundantly clear to everyone. Thank you all. Let that last paragraph sink in. The leadership team ex-Greg is clearly ready to run the company without Altman. That means that whatever caused the board to fire Altman, whether or not Altman forced the board's hand to varying degrees, if everyone involved had chosen to continue without Altman then OpenAI would have been fine. We can choose to believe or not believe Altman's claims in his Verge interview that he only considered returning after the board called him on Saturday, and we can speculate on what Altman otherwise did behind the scenes during that time. We don't know. We can of course guess, but we do not know. He then talks about his priorities. So what's next? We have three immediate priorities. Advancing our research plan and further investing in our full-stack safety efforts, which have always been critical to our work. Our research roadmap is clear; this was a wonde...
Link to original articleWelcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: OpenAI: Altman Returns, published by Zvi on November 30, 2023 on LessWrong. As of this morning, the new board is in place and everything else at OpenAI is otherwise officially back to the way it was before. Events seem to have gone as expected. If you have read my previous two posts on the OpenAI situation, nothing here should surprise you. Still seems worthwhile to gather the postscripts, official statements and reactions into their own post for future ease of reference. What will the ultimate result be? We likely only find that out gradually over time, as we await both the investigation and the composition and behaviors of the new board. I do not believe Q* played a substantive roll in events, so it is not included here. I also do not include discussion here of how good or bad Altman has been for safety. Sam Altman's Statement Here is the official OpenAI statement from Sam Altman. He was magnanimous towards all, the classy and also smart move no matter the underlying facts. As he has throughout, he has let others spread hostility, work the press narrative and shape public reaction, while he himself almost entirely offers positivity and praise. Smart. Before getting to what comes next, I'd like to share some thanks. I love and respect Ilya, I think he's a guiding light of the field and a gem of a human being. I harbor zero ill will towards him. While Ilya will no longer serve on the board, we hope to continue our working relationship and are discussing how he can continue his work at OpenAI. I am grateful to Adam, Tasha, and Helen for working with us to come to this solution that best serves the mission. I'm excited to continue to work with Adam and am sincerely thankful to Helen and Tasha for investing a huge amount of effort in this process. Thank you also to Emmett who had a key and constructive role in helping us reach this outcome. Emmett's dedication to AI safety and balancing stakeholders' interests was clear. Mira did an amazing job throughout all of this, serving the mission, the team, and the company selflessly throughout. She is an incredible leader and OpenAI would not be OpenAI without her. Thank you. Greg and I are partners in running this company. We have never quite figured out how to communicate that on the org chart, but we will. In the meantime, I just wanted to make it clear. Thank you for everything you have done since the very beginning, and for how you handled things from the moment this started and over the last week. The leadership team-Mira, Brad, Jason, Che, Hannah, Diane, Anna, Bob, Srinivas, Matt, Lilian, Miles, Jan, Wojciech, John, Jonathan, Pat, and many more-is clearly ready to run the company without me. They say one way to evaluate a CEO is how you pick and train your potential successors; on that metric I am doing far better than I realized. It's clear to me that the company is in great hands, and I hope this is abundantly clear to everyone. Thank you all. Let that last paragraph sink in. The leadership team ex-Greg is clearly ready to run the company without Altman. That means that whatever caused the board to fire Altman, whether or not Altman forced the board's hand to varying degrees, if everyone involved had chosen to continue without Altman then OpenAI would have been fine. We can choose to believe or not believe Altman's claims in his Verge interview that he only considered returning after the board called him on Saturday, and we can speculate on what Altman otherwise did behind the scenes during that time. We don't know. We can of course guess, but we do not know. He then talks about his priorities. So what's next? We have three immediate priorities. Advancing our research plan and further investing in our full-stack safety efforts, which have always been critical to our work. Our research roadmap is clear; this was a wonde...
#Canada: Hostage diplomacy and afterCharles Burton, senior fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill: : https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/china-likely-to-escape-scot-free-in-persecution-of-two-canadians/article_644384da-7778-5830-b3a6-56483b4a07f8.html 1906 Ottowa
Advances in fetal imaging, genetic diagnosis and other innovations have made it possible to screen for congenital abnormalities early on in pregnancies. Such advances provide opportunities for specialists at The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to treat and sometimes cure a condition before birth. The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health performs more than 3,500 consultations each year on a wide range of fetal conditions. In this episode, Aimen Shaaban, MD, a fetal surgeon and director of The Chicago Institute talks about the breadth of services available, from pre-birth counseling to complex fetal surgeries.
Welcome to the Find Your Fierce Podcast, where you will discover your fierce, unlock an unstoppable mindset, build unbreakable courage, and ultimately transform how you show up daily. I'm your host, Jill Allen, and I'm so glad you're joining me today. In this episode, we dive into the story of Dakota Churchill, who took on the Appalachian Trail, faced challenging moments, and discovered the power of mental resilience. From contemplating quitting to extending her to trek with walking 80 miles in a 24-hour ultramarathon, Dakota shares her journey and the lessons learned along the way. Join us as we delve into her story, how she found her love for nature, and her mission to encourage more people to connect with the outdoors. We will talk about: At the 2:09 mark, delve into Dakota's background and the inspiration behind her decision to undertake the Appalachian Trail journey. Moving on to 3:18, explore the moment when Dakota successfully completed the trail and the overall duration of her extraordinary expedition. By 6:07, examine the factors that motivated Dakota to take on the challenging feat of hiking the Appalachian Trail. Continuing at 9:05, Dakota provides insights into the drawbacks of opting for the southbound route and the hurdles encountered during this unconventional trek. Reaching 15:37, gain valuable financial tips for through-hikers as Dakota shares her strategies for saving money during her five-month sojourn on the trail. Advancing to 19:15, learn about the array of guides accessible to hikers tackling the Appalachian Trail and how these resources can enhance the overall trail experience. At 21:42, Dakota candidly discusses any doubts or fears she may have harbored about solo hiking, offering a glimpse into the mental challenges inherent in the journey. Reaching 24:47, uncover the most formidable aspects of Dakota's five-month odyssey, encompassing both emotional and physical obstacles faced along the trail. By 31:22, Dakota reveals the narrative behind her trail name, "Reset," and how it mirrors her journey and mindset on the Appalachian Trail. Finally, at 43:31, engage in a rapid-fire question session to glean quick and spontaneous insights into Dakota's thoughts and preferences. Key Takeaway: Taking zero days are important for your mental health. So if you're really at a low point, treat yourself, you deserve that day off, you have no idea how much it'll help. - Dakota Churchill Come along with us on the adventure of a lifetime in Patagonia in March 2024! We'll be taking a 5-day trek through the Torres del Paine, the number one national park in the world and the crown jewel of Patagonia. There are only a few spots left, so be sure to check out jillallencoaching.com and get in on the action. NEW Gift Alert: Get Instant Access to SET FIRE NOW! Get a sneak peek of my newest book. Grab your copy of SET FIRE: Stories and Devotions For Women Who Desire A Life On Fire For Jesus Connect with me on: Website: https://jillallencoaching.com/ Instagram: @jillallen Hike.Live.Explore on Instagram: @hike.live.explore Hike.Live.Explore Community MAKE SURE YOU SHARE, RATE THE EPISODE 5 STARS & LEAVE A REVIEW
Today's podcast is with Chris Bramah and JB Morin. Chris is a consultant Physiotherapist and Researcher at the Manchester Institute of Health & Performance, specializing in biomechanics for injury prevention, especially in running-related concerns like hamstring strains. With over a decade in elite sports and a Ph.D. in biomechanics, he collaborates with World and Olympic Medallists, providing consultancy services focused on sprint running mechanics and their connection to hamstring strain injuries for clients. JB Morin, a full professor and head of sports science at the University of Saint-Etienne, brings over 15 years of research experience. Having published 50 peer-reviewed journals since 2004, he is a world-leading researcher in sprint-related topics, collaborating with top sprinters like Christophe Lemaitre. As a two-time previous podcast guest, JB shares valuable insights applicable to team sports, including his expertise in force-velocity profiling and heavy sled training. Sprinting and sports injuries are complex. Hamstring injuries are common, yet there is not one “unicorn” of a risk factor that determines whether or not an athlete will sustain one. As the roadmap of injury risk is continually unfolding, understanding what is happening from the coaching practices and observations, sports science, and research lenses can all work together to improve our global understanding of building fast and robust athletes. On the episode today, Chris and JB go into various running factors that play into robust sport running performance. These range from force-velocity profiling elements to kinematics and sprint technique, and rotational-based factors. This was a podcast that really digs into the sprint injury equation on a detailed and informative level. Today's episode is brought to you by Lost Empire Herbs, TeamBuildr and the Plyomat. For 15% off your Lost Empire Herbs order, head to lostempireherbs.com/justfly. To try Pine Pollen for free (just pay for shipping), head to: justflypinepollen.com. The Plyomat is a functional, intuitive, and affordable contact mat for jump and plyometric training and testing. Check out the Plyomat at www.plyomat.net TeamBuildr is an online software for coaches and trainers. I've continued to hear great things about the Teambuildr platform, and whether you are looking for an in-house training portal or an online training hub, be sure to check out Teambuildr training software. For 15% off of Exogen Wearable resistance, follow this link to lilateam.com or use code: jfs2023 at checkout. View more podcast episodes at the podcast homepage. Timestamps and Main Points 2:00 – Recent research updates from Chris and JB on mechanics and running 5:30 – Primary aspects of connecting running mechanics with on-field injury 29:55 – The importance of fatigue state in the role of injury mechanisms and running 43:45 – Nuances of force-velocity profiling and potential injury risks in athletes 52:19 – What JB and Chris are seeing and studying from a “3D” perspective in terms of running injury and performance 59:20 – Foot strength, and it's importance in athletic performance and ability 1:04:40 – Trunk rotation as it pertains to sprinting and injury risk Chris Bramah and JB Morin Quotes “All things equal, if you have the same capacity to play your sport, and move with less mechanical strain, then maybe you are tilting the balance (in favor of reduced injury risk)” “We define that as macroscopic strain (GPS, playing hours, etc.). I could have the same 200 meters, and have a different microscopic strain, because my body and my lever arms, put a different level of microscopic strain on my tissues, and especially my hamstrings” “Sometimes you get injuries where the macroscopic load is managed, and there is still an issue” “Because methods are more complex to assess, and to contextualize this as part of a whole system approach,
Jack Krawczyk is a Senior Director of Product at Google, building Bard. Bard is Google's collaborative, conversational, and experimental AI tool that's bridging the gap between humans and bots, while addressing ethical considerations around AI. After joining the project in 2020, Jack helped ship Bard in less than four years. Bard sources information directly from the web, and now enables users to inquire about and summarize YouTube videos. — In today's episode, we discuss: Key lessons from Bard's development process Ethics in AI How Bard shipped fast What separates Bard from competitors The future of LLM, Generative AI, and AGI Advice for aspiring AI developers — Referenced: Bard: https://bard.google.com/ ChatGPT: https://chat.openai.com/ Duet AI: https://cloud.google.com/duet-ai Free courses on machine learning by Andrew Ng: https://www.andrewng.org/courses/ Google Assistant: https://assistant.google.com/ Introducing Google Assistant to Bard: https://blog.google/products/assistant/google-assistant-bard-generative-ai/ Large Language Model (LLM): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_language_model Meena: https://blog.research.google/2020/01/towards-conversational-agent-that-can.html Sissie Hsiao (GM at Bard): https://www.linkedin.com/in/sissie-hsiao-b24243/ Steve Stoute: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stevestoute/ UnitedMasters: https://unitedmasters.com/ — Where to find Jack Krawczyk: Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/JackK LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack--k — Where to find Brett Berson: Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/brettberson LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brett-berson-9986094/ — Where to find First Round Capital: Website: https://firstround.com/ First Round Review: https://review.firstround.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/firstround Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@FirstRoundCapital This podcast on all platforms: https://review.firstround.com/podcast — Timestamps: (00:00) Introduction (02:17) Bard's origin story (03:54) Deciding on the application of Bard (05:59) The ethical considerations around building Bard (10:19) Why Bard launched to the public so early (13:30) Risk-taking at big companies versus smaller ones (16:20) Bard's early user research (21:21) Bard versus ChatGPT (25:01) The cultural and product principles behind Bard (30:56) Insight into Bard's impressive development speed (35:17) Deciding when to ship Bard (41:41) Why Bard is different from other products Jack has built (46:30) Evaluating Bard's original spec (48:02) Insight into Bard's product roadmap (56:00) The toughest challenges Bard has faced (57:50) What's special about team-building at Bard (62:54) Addressing Bard's negative press (67:49) Advice for aspiring LLM companies (69:15) Advice for non-LLM companies (71:05) The biggest barriers to advancing AI (75:45) How product people can use or build with AI (77:24) How AI is changing product leadership (79:20) People who had an outsized impact on Jack
In this episode, Andy and Frank sit down with Pavel Goldman-Kalaydin, head of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Sumsub, a global company specializing in KYC, AML, and anti-fraud technologies.They explore the challenges in verifying identities remotely, the rise of deep fakes for fraud, and the use of AI and machine learning to combat these threats. From discussing the impact of technology on security measures to Pavel's journey in the field of computer science and AI, this episode offers insights into the evolving landscape of fraud detection and the intersection of technology, AI, and security.Join us as we delve into the complexities of anti-fraud measures and the fascinating world of AI and machine learning.Show Notes00:00 Securing customer journey from onboarding to verification.04:44 2 years ago, typical attack to open account.06:58 German video identification process prolongs account opening.12:16 Analyze data patterns to make informed decisions.13:34 Questioning deep fake implications for customer data.17:42 Advancing technology makes image manipulation easier.22:32 Financial fraud: creating defects for unexpected reasons.25:53 Fascinating progress in beta software development.29:23 Samsung creates its own products, understands customers' needs.29:58 Problem with defects, educate and ensure understanding.34:01 Interest in drug development and AI technology.38:57 Audible sponsors Data Driven with free audiobook.41:05 Please rate and review our podcast.
Welcome to “Live Well and Thrive,” a podcast recognizing the hard work, dedication, and diversity of our team at Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Today our topic is health disparities among certain communities we serve at KP. We will be discussing our Asian, Latin American, and African American communities in particular. Our purpose today is not to lump these communities together - far from it - but rather to address each community through the eyes of a seasoned provider to assemble insights into how we can better serve each community in different ways, meeting them where they are. Guests: Doctors Jeffrey Velotta, Thoracic Surgery, KP Oakland Medical Center; Brandy Williams, KP Woodland Hills Medical Center; and Sergio Gonzalez, Family Medicine, KP San Jose Medical Center to our podcast for this important discussion.As always, I invite you to share what's on your mind, ask a question or suggest a topic or guest. Send it to LiveWell&Thrive@kp.org. And whether you're listening on your commute or during a down moment, keep those comments coming.Additional resources:The Joint Commission on Health Care Equity (https://www.jointcommission.org/our-priorities/health-care-equity/): Advancing health care equity. Belong@KP (https://equityinclusionanddiversity.kaiserpermanente.org/knowledge/belong-kp/): Resources to help you on your journey to foster inclusion and social justice in everything we do. Health Equity Portal (https://sp-cloud.kp.org/sites/KPHealthEquityPortal): A repository of internal and external resources to advance equitable care.https://www.ktvu.com/video/1226412 https://www.ajmc.com/view/digging-into-the-increasing-lung-cancer-rate-for-female-asian-never-smokers-dr-jeffrey-velotta Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The USACE dredges more than 200 million cubic yards of sediments every year as part of their mission to ensure that ports and waterways remain open to traffic. In S5E6, we talked with Lt. Gen. Spellman, the 55th Chief of Engineers and the Commanding General of USACE, about his 70/30 goal to increase the beneficial use of these sediment from about 30% up to 70% by the year 2030. Supporting the USACE environmental protection and restoration missions, this ambitious goal calls for innovative uses of sediment. Our guests are advancing the practice of thin layer placement (TLP) through the development of new guidelines based on leading practice applications. In Season 6, Episode 9, hosts Sarah Thorne and Jeff King, Lead of the EWN® Program at USACE, welcome Candice Piercy, Research Environmental Engineer at the Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), USACE; Ram Mohan, Senior Principal at Anchor QEA and Adjunct Professor at Texas A&M University; and Monica Chasten, Coastal Engineer and Project Manager in the Philadelphia District, USACE. Candice and Ram coauthored the recently published Guidelines for How to Approach Thin-Layer Placement Projects with their colleague, Tim Welp, a renowned dredging expert who passed away in 2021. Tim was the inspiration behind the guidelines, and this episode is dedicated to him. Monica is an innovator and leading light in the dredging community with responsibilities for keeping open the coastal navigation channels in NJ and Delaware. She was an early adopter of EWN and one of the first movers of beneficial use of dredge materials. TLP is defined as the purposeful placement of thin layers of sediment (e.g., dredged material) in an environmentally acceptable manner to achieve a target elevation or thickness. As Candice explains, “TLP really reflects a different approach where we're purposefully placing the material in relatively thin lifts to accomplish an ecological objective. We're often doing this because the natural process of sediments collecting in our marshes is not sufficient for it to keep up with rising sea levels.” Early in his career, Ram wondered whether dredged material could be used as a resource to improve coastal habitats. TLP essentially consists of spraying dredge material so that it rains down in a very gentle manner. Rom notes, “Whether you place it over a marsh or in a subaquatic habitat, this low stress placement method allows it to gently deposit over the existing bottom, making it very conducive to future recovery within two to three growing seasons.”Monica gets passionate about sediment and doing the right things with it. “Prior to becoming a Project Manager for navigation projects, I was working on beach fill projects for the Corps where every grain of sediment is incredibly valuable. Then I moved into the navigation world in the back bays in NJ where we were basically throwing beautiful sediment away. Looking at all types of sediment and how we could use it innovatively became a mission for me.”Jeff notes, “Sediment is supposed to move and be transported by natural processes in various areas of estuarine systems. When we take it out, we're starving the wetlands. With TLP, these systems are going to be much better off.” Jeff adds that LTG Spellmon's 70/30 goal and the new guidelines are game-changing: “I talk with practitioners all over the country, and I know people have been eagerly awaiting them. They are really going to move the needle.”For more information and resource links, please visit the EWN Podcast page on the EWN website at https://www.engineeringwithnature.org/ • Jeff King at LinkedIn• Candice Piercy at EWN• Ram Mohan at LinkedIn• Monica Chasten at EWN
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President Joe Biden and China's supreme ruler Xi Jinping recently met in San Francisco, along with leaders of about 21 countries caught in the entangling alliance of APEC, or the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. While we know what the press reported about the meeting, it's what is not reported that is most important. And the long-term […] The post Advancing China's NWO | JBS News Analysis appeared first on The John Birch Society.
President Joe Biden and China's supreme ruler Xi Jinping recently met in San Francisco, along with leaders of about 21 countries caught in the entangling alliance of APEC, or the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. While we know what the press reported about the meeting, it's what is not reported that is most important. And the long-term ramifications of China's intentions will have a huge effect on the ability of the United States to survive. You don't want to miss this episode of Analysis Behind the News. If you're concerned about American independence and freedom, then please watch and take the recommended actions. Also, be sure to like, share, and subscribe, so we can break through Big Tech censorship and reach many others. ACTION ITEMS: Tell Congress to Cancel UN Membership. Join The John Birch Society.
Anurupa Ganguly is the founder & CEO of Prisms. She founded Prisms to scale a new world teaching model where students learn core math and science concepts spatially, physically and steeped in important real world contexts. Prisms targets bottleneck topics that are often memorized in lieu of deeply understood -- leading to huge gaps and drops offs over time in STEM. Anurupa and her team are transforming math education in the US by rapidly deploying the next generation of spatial computing devices across US K-12 districts, training teachers to integrate problem-driven learning with VR into core curriculum, and working with district leadership to rapidly improve joy, confidence and proficiencies in the modern math and science classrooms. She began her career as a math & physics teacher and later served in leadership roles across the Boston Public Schools, NYC DOE, and Success Academies. She holds degrees in EECS from MIT, and an EdM from BU. Her life's mission is to empower an equitable workforce in STEM.Recommended Resource:Experience on Demand by Jeremy Bailenson
In the past few months, we have talked a lot about high-cost drugs. We've done episodes on new innovations, equity implications, the rise of weight management drugs and more. While there is a lot to be excited about, there is a lot to be anxious about too, like high costs and impending legislation. A lot of the industry is tempted to "wait and see" what the new era of drugs will bring, but the reality is that "new era" is already here. That's why, in this episode, host Rachel (Rae) Woods invites Advisory Board pharmacy experts Rachael Peroutky and Chloe Bakst to discuss how the industry should be thinking about this new era of drugs, and why healthcare organizations can't afford to sit around today and strategize later. Links: Ep. 177: Advancing equity in a world of innovation for some, costs for all: Live from the 2023 Clinical Innovation Summit Ep. 167: How nervous should we be about high-cost drugs? Ep. 159: Ozempic, Wegovy, and our questions on weight management drugs [Webinar Recording] State of the Industry: How high-cost drugs change everything Read Advisory Board's case study about how University of Michigan Health-West improved clinician well-being with Nuance's Dragon Ambient eXperience (DAX). A transcript of this episode as well as more information and resources can be found on radioadvisory.advisory.com.
Discover how (and why) two finance professionals switched from stocks to commercial real estate, reallocating their portfolio from traditional investments to 3 multifamily properties.
Do you think that you know everything there is to know about canine probiotics? Think again! You must tune in to this super informative episode where Dr. Judy chats with Dr. Conor Brady from Dogs First, writer, speaker and dedicated advocate for natural canine feeding and health. Don't miss this episode where you will learn the latest science and actual studies backing up the most recent advancements in gut flora science. Info that both you AND your dog will benefit from. Even Dr. Judy comments on learning new info in this one. Don't miss it! Dr. Conor Brady is a full-time writer, speaker and a dedicated advocate for natural canine feeding and health. Much of his work you will find at his website www.dogsfirst.ie and for the nerds, there is in his 2020 book Feeding Dogs: Dry or Raw? The Science Behind the Debate, which proudly remains the #1 rated manual on canine nutrition on Amazon. Dr. Brady lives with his wife Elaine and two daughters, Holly and Zoe, in Wicklow, Ireland, and is a proud father to a slightly (very) odd blue roan cocker called Dudley. What he lacks in brains and finesse he makes up with single-minded determination, though that statement is, “equally true for both of us”. PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT One of our favorite guest lectures is Dr. Conor Brady, founder of Dogs First. Dr. Brady is a highly trained researcher, working specifically in Natural Pet Care. He's passionate about helping dog lovers get to the root cause of their issues to avoid the constant cycle of going back to the vet for meds that only suppress symptoms. Dr. Conor's, four courses are now available on DrJudyU.com. And you can enjoy 10% off his courses using code PODCAST12 when purchasing Canine Allergy, Behavior, the Colossal Role of Nutrition, What Do Dogs Eat? Carnivore or Omnivore? And the "Complete" Myth.
In this special episode, we explore the evolution of adventure therapy certifications with Fred Borroel, a humble leader in the field. Fred shares his journey into adventure therapy and his contributions through his private practice at San Antonio Adventure Therapy and as the Certification Chair at the Association for Experiential Education (AEE.org). The discussion centers on the newly introduced Certified Clinical Adventure Therapist (CCAT) and Certified Therapeutic Adventure Specialist (CTAS) certifications. Fred delves into the history and rationale behind their development, the eligibility criteria, and the process of obtaining these prestigious credentials. He emphasizes the importance of inclusivity in the field, especially for professionals without traditional academic qualifications like a master's degree. The episode also pays homage to trailblazers like Mark Ames and many others as well as reflects on the post-pandemic surge in outdoor therapeutic practices. Looking ahead, Fred discusses plans to expand the community of adventure-based therapists, including developing a CCAT Supervisor credential to mentor and support newcomers to the field. Season 17 of Stories from the Field is focused on Anxiety and is underwritten by Mountain Valley Treatment Center. This is a special episode focused on a special topic.
This talk “Advancing POM in New Zealand and Australia” was originally the EBPOM Visiting Professor Plenary Lecture given at the Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM) 2023 World Congress. Our visiting Professor is Vanessa Beavis, the Immediate Past President of The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), having just completed her 2 year term, she is a specialist anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand and also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anaesthesiology, Auckland University. She is introduced by Monty Mythen, Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Edwards Lifesciences, Critical Care and Emeritus Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, University College London. Find out more about the ANZCA Diploma of Perioperative Medicine here: https://www.anzca.edu.au/education-training/perioperative-medicine-qualification/dip-pom
Magenta Medical's Chairman and CEO, David Israeli, joins Coruzant Technologies for the Digital Executive podcast. David shares his story of being a medical student and falling in love with technology during that time. After full transition to the technology side of Healthcare, helping to develop new technology in this space. As a clinician and technologist, David believes he is doing the most good to help others. Today, as the CEO of Magenta Medical, he is helping to advance the worlds smallest heart pump, enabling patients to live a longer, fuller life.
------------------Support the channel------------ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thedissenter PayPal: paypal.me/thedissenter PayPal Subscription 1 Dollar: https://tinyurl.com/yb3acuuy PayPal Subscription 3 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ybn6bg9l PayPal Subscription 5 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/ycmr9gpz PayPal Subscription 10 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y9r3fc9m PayPal Subscription 20 Dollars: https://tinyurl.com/y95uvkao This show is sponsored by Enlites, Learning & Development done differently. Check the website here: http://enlites.com/ Dr. Diane O'Leary is a Public Voices Fellow for Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls with Equality Now and the op-ed project. She has a PhD in philosophy from University of Sydney, and an MA in philosophy from Syracuse University. In both cases her focus was metaphysics, though for the PhD she gave her attention to Plato, and the application of his metaphysical views to his choices as writer. In her work she focuses on philosophy of mind, clinical medicine, and gender equity. In this episode, we talk about topics in the philosophy of medicine. We talk about the relationship between philosophy and medicine. We discuss the issues with how medicine deals with mind-body dualism, and property dualism. We talk about objectivity and subjectivity in medicine. We discuss how psychosomatic symptoms are dealt with, and the specific case of the history of chronic fatigue syndrome. We talk about how medically unexplained symptoms are dealt with institutionally and in research, and the importance of taking patients' claims seriously. We talk about limitations of the biopsychosocial model. We discuss gender bias in healthcare and psychiatry, the legacy of the diagnosis of hysteria, and why women go to the doctor more often. Finally, we discuss why philosophy is still relevant. -- A HUGE THANK YOU TO MY PATRONS/SUPPORTERS: PER HELGE LARSEN, JERRY MULLER, HANS FREDRIK SUNDE, BERNARDO SEIXAS, OLAF ALEX, ADAM KESSEL, MATTHEW WHITINGBIRD, ARNAUD WOLFF, TIM HOLLOSY, HENRIK AHLENIUS, JOHN CONNORS, FILIP FORS CONNOLLY, DAN DEMETRIOU, ROBERT WINDHAGER, RUI INACIO, ZOOP, MARCO NEVES, COLIN HOLBROOK, PHIL KAVANAGH, SAMUEL ANDREEFF, FRANCIS FORDE, TIAGO NUNES, FERGAL CUSSEN, HAL HERZOG, NUNO MACHADO, JONATHAN LEIBRANT, JOÃO LINHARES, STANTON T, SAMUEL CORREA, ERIK HAINES, MARK SMITH, JOÃO EIRA, TOM HUMMEL, SARDUS FRANCE, DAVID SLOAN WILSON, YACILA DEZA-ARAUJO, ROMAIN ROCH, DIEGO LONDOÑO CORREA, YANICK PUNTER, ADANER USMANI, CHARLOTTE BLEASE, NICOLE BARBARO, ADAM HUNT, PAWEL OSTASZEWSKI, NELLEKE BAK, GUY MADISON, GARY G HELLMANN, SAIMA AFZAL, ADRIAN JAEGGI, PAULO TOLENTINO, JOÃO BARBOSA, JULIAN PRICE, EDWARD HALL, HEDIN BRØNNER, DOUGLAS FRY, FRANCA BORTOLOTTI, GABRIEL PONS CORTÈS, URSULA LITZCKE, SCOTT, ZACHARY FISH, TIM DUFFY, SUNNY SMITH, JON WISMAN, DANIEL FRIEDMAN, WILLIAM BUCKNER, PAUL-GEORGE ARNAUD, LUKE GLOWACKI, GEORGIOS THEOPHANOUS, CHRIS WILLIAMSON, PETER WOLOSZYN, DAVID WILLIAMS, DIOGO COSTA, ANTON ERIKSSON, CHARLES MOREY, ALEX CHAU, AMAURI MARTÍNEZ, CORALIE CHEVALLIER, BANGALORE ATHEISTS, LARRY D. LEE JR., OLD HERRINGBONE, STARRY, MICHAEL BAILEY, DAN SPERBER, ROBERT GRESSIS, IGOR N, JEFF MCMAHAN, JAKE ZUEHL, BARNABAS RADICS, MARK CAMPBELL, TOMAS DAUBNER, LUKE NISSEN, CHRIS STORY, KIMBERLY JOHNSON, BENJAMIN GELBART, JESSICA NOWICKI, LINDA BRANDIN, NIKLAS CARLSSON, ISMAËL BENSLIMANE, GEORGE CHORIATIS, VALENTIN STEINMANN, PER KRAULIS, KATE VON GOELER, ALEXANDER HUBBARD, LIAM DUNAWAY, BR, MASOUD ALIMOHAMMADI, PURPENDICULAR, JONAS HERTNER, URSULA GOODENOUGH, GREGORY HASTINGS, DAVID PINSOF, SEAN NELSON, MIKE LAVIGNE, JOS KNECHT, ERIK ENGMAN, AND LUCY! A SPECIAL THANKS TO MY PRODUCERS, YZAR WEHBE, JIM FRANK, ŁUKASZ STAFINIAK, TOM VANEGDOM, BERNARD HUGUENEY, CURTIS DIXON, BENEDIKT MUELLER, THOMAS TRUMBLE, KATHRINE AND PATRICK TOBIN, JONCARLO MONTENEGRO, AL NICK ORTIZ, AND NICK GOLDEN! AND TO MY EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, MATTHEW LAVENDER, SERGIU CODREANU, BOGDAN KANIVETS, AND ROSEY!
In today's episode, Kevin Miller, CEO of LegalSifter, talks about the challenges and timing of introducing new AI technology in contract review.He also discusses bringing a technically advanced product to market, the hesitation to adopt a freemium model and the decision-making processes that have shaped LegalSifter's strategy. Kevin delves into the essential nature of top-line revenue and how it serves as a health indicator for businesses, advising against an over-reliance on external funding in the absence of real income.Key Takeaways:(01:28) The complexities of integrating technology with human-centric services in the legal sector.(01:55) The influence of previous business experiences on current company strategies.(03:46) Vertical integration and its relevance to business strategy.(08:19) The increased interest in AI within the business community and its practical applications.(34:09) The importance of sales and revenue as fundamental indicators of a company's success.(36:14) The significance of KPIs for monitoring and driving business performance.(41:05) Anticipating the profound effects of AI on businesses in the coming years and the need for leaders to monitor this trend closely.Resources Mentioned:Kevin Miller -https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinlmiller/LegalSifter Website -https://www.legalsifter.com/Dr. Kotter's 8 Steps for Leading Change -https://www.kotterinc.com/methodology/8-steps/This episode is brought to you by Content Allies.Content Allies helps B2B tech companies launch revenue-generating podcasts and build relationships that drive revenue through podcast networking. We schedule interviews with your ideal prospects and strategic partners so that you can build relationships and grow your business. You show up and have conversations, we handle everything else. Learn more at ContentAllies.com #B2B #BusinessLeaders #Leadership
On today's episode of The Table Podcast, Renee DeSilva - CEO of The Health Management Academy - sat down for a conversation with Dr. Janice Nevin, the President and CEO of ChristianaCare, who brings over 21 years of dedication to the mission of service.In this episode, Renee explores Dr. Nevin's unwavering commitment to ChristianaCare's mission, delving into her perspective on cultivating a culture at scale and activating for the love of health. Driven by the core values of courage and resilience, she shares insights into how organizations thrive during turbulent times through a strong connection to their mission.Learn how leaders can shape the culture that drives success by prioritizing communication, engagement, and a deep understanding of core values while leveraging technology including generative AI. Also discussed is ChristianaCare's approach to care delivery and innovation, where Dr. Nevin emphasizes the human aspect of healthcare. Discover how innovation can enhance both provider efficiency and the patient experience, creating a healthcare environment that is personalized, accessible, and focused on continuous relationships.As the conversation unfolds, Renee and Dr. Nevin circle back to developing mission-driven goals, exploring ChristianaCare's commitment to zero disparities. Dr. Nevin shares how this aspiration is not just a strategic plan but an integral part of the organization's DNA, influencing every aspect of their work.Join us at The Table for an insightful conversation with Dr. Janice Nevin, where leadership insights, mission-driven strategies, and the love of health take center stage. The Table Podcast, hosted by Renee DeSilva, CEO of The Health Management Academy, amplifies real conversations about the healthcare issues that matter. Renee DeSilva, a highly experienced professional in the healthcare industry for over two decades, is widely recognized as a sought-after speaker, moderator, panelist, and host. Her expertise is informed by The Health Management Academy's extensive portfolio of over 65 annual events, where she engages with C-Suite healthcare decision-makers and innovators. This exposure gives her a unique and valuable perspective on the industry's challenges and opportunities.About The Health Management Academy:Since 1998, The Health Management Academy has cultivated the premier community of healthcare's most influential changemakers from the top U.S. health systems and innovative industry partners. We power more than 2,000 health system senior executives and 200 industry organizations through exceptional peer groups, original market insights, world-class leadership development programs and novel member alliances. Our industry-leading programs and solutions enable members to facilitate meaningful relationships, navigate strategic transformation and address critical industry issues. To learn more, visit hmacademy.com and follow The Health Management Academy on ...
Dr. Uday Devgan, founder and host of the world recognized CataractCoach.com, joins to give his advice on how residents can maximize their potential as developing surgeons! Check out all his great surgical videos, full curriculum, and amazing free Cataract Coach PDF book all at CataractCoach.com
Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: Announcing Giving Green's 2023 Top Climate Nonprofit Recommendations, published by Giving Green on November 16, 2023 on The Effective Altruism Forum. What is Giving Green? Giving Green is an EA-affiliated charity evaluator that helps donors direct funds to the highest-impact organizations looking to mitigate climate change. We believe that individuals can make a real impact by reshaping the laws, norms, and systems that perpetuate unsustainable emissions. Our annual list of recommendations helps direct donors towards high-impact climate nonprofits advocating for systemic change. How does Giving Green work? We spent the past year finding timely giving strategies that have a huge potential impact but are relatively neglected by traditional climate funding. Our process starts by assessing various impact strategies and narrowing in on ones that we believed could substantially reduce emissions, were feasible, and needed more funding (Figure 1). After developing a short list of impact areas, we explored the ecosystem of nonprofits operating in each space by speaking directly with organizations and other stakeholders. We used our findings to evaluate each organization's theory of change and its capacity to absorb additional funding. For more information, see Giving Green's Research Process. Figure 1: Giving Green's process for identifying and assessing nonprofits What climate nonprofits does Giving Green recommend for 2023? Our findings led us to double down on one pathway where we believe climate donors can have an outsized impact: Advancing key climate technologies through policy advocacy, research, and market support. We think technological progress provides a uniquely powerful and feasible way to decarbonize, allowing the green transition to proceed while minimizing costs to quality of life and the economy. For 2023, we highlight five key sectors ripe for innovation: next-generation geothermal energy, advanced nuclear, alternative protein innovation, industrial decarbonization, and shipping and aviation decarbonization; within those, we recommend six top climate charities (Figure 2). Figure 2: Giving Green's 2023 top climate nonprofit recommendations Below, you will find a brief overview of Giving Green's recommendations in reverse alphabetical order. Project InnerSpace Deep underground, the Earth's crust holds abundant heat that can supply renewable, carbon-free heat and reliable, on-demand electricity. However, conventional geothermal systems have been limited to places bordering the Earth's tectonic plates. Project InnerSpace is fast-tracking next-generation technologies that can make geothermal energy available worldwide. It has a bold plan to reduce financial risks for new geothermal projects, making geothermal energy cheaper and more accessible, especially in densely populated areas in the Global South. We believe Project InnerSpace is a top player in the geothermal sector and that its emphasis on fast technology development and cost reduction can help geothermal expand globally. For more information, see our Project InnerSpace recommendation summary. Opportunity Green Aviation and maritime shipping are challenging sectors to decarbonize and have not received much support from philanthropy in the past. Opportunity Green has a multi-pronged strategy for reducing emissions from aviation and maritime shipping. It pushes for ambitious regulations, promotes clean fuels, encourages companies to adopt greener fleets, and works to reduce demand for air travel. We think Opportunity Green has a strong theory of change that covers multiple ways to make a difference. We are especially excited about Opportunity Green's efforts to elevate climate-vulnerable countries in policy discussions, as we think this could improve the inclusivity of the process and the ambition level of...
Potatoes have become a culinary cornerstone in the American diet, gracing our tables in various forms, from crispy fries to creamy mashed goodness. However, the journey from field to fork involves a complex network of farmers, policymakers, and industry leaders working together to ensure a thriving potato industry. We had the privilege of sitting down with Kam Quarles, CEO of the National Potato Council (NPC) to shed light on the efforts and initiatives aimed at advancing potatoes in the United States.
Many African countries have undergone various phases of public sector reform aimed at enhancing efficiency and service delivery. But how effective have such reforms been? How and to what extent can some of these reforms be characterised as "institutional mimicry", where institutions adopt the language and behavior of reform without necessarily achieving substantial changes on the ground? How meritocratic is the civil service? And what about political interference, bureaucratic motivation and/or demotivation, corruption, and the role and influence of external actors?Happy Kayuni is a professor of political science at the University of Malawi's Politics and Government Department. He is currently also the Executive Dean of the School of Law, Economics and Government at the University of Malawi. His main areas of expertise are in the following areas: political governance, public administration and management, and gender and international development policy. @HappyKayuni Key highlightsIntroduction - 00:24Development or the lack of it in Malawi - 03:50State capacity, policy formulation and implementation - 06:56Everyday challenges facing civil servants - 13:50The major areas of public sector reforms on the African continent - 22:20Reforms for whom and for what - 29:05Instituting discipline in the civil service - 40:55Legitimacy of the state and role of external actors - 46:44 HostProfessor Dan Banik (@danbanik @GlobalDevPod)Apple Google Spotify YouTubeSubscribe: https://globaldevpod.substack.com/
Did you know that women represent over 52% of the professional workforce, but they only occupy 24% of C-Suite roles and only 10% of Fortune 500 companies are led by women?What if the main barriers holding women back are actually outdated cultural assumptions that we have about the concept of work?Dr. Tara Schwegler is back to talk about how challenging our assumptions about work can help advance gender equality and make our teams and workplaces more diverse and inclusive. It's time to get off auto-pilot in our workplaces and rethink what it means to lead a team that works well. Tara provides steps to do just that, including tips for leaders at all levels.Resources:Tara's websiteConnect with Tara on LinkedInConnect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/teri-m-schmidt/Energize and Sustain Your Team's Performance with our Learn By Doing (Good) Teambuilding Events: https://www.strongertoserve.com/teambuildingGet 1-on-1 leadership support from Teri here: https://www.strongertoserve.com/coachingSet up a free discovery call with Teri: https://calendly.com/terischmidt/discoverycall
Happy November 15th and Happy National Recycling Day! Ever wondered how the world of tennis could contribute to sustainability? Buckle up for an exciting discussion with Sai Chaudhry, the founder of the RecycleBalls Ambassador Program, as well as Keaton Dassanayake and Heena Bharti. They all share a passion for tennis and creating a more sustainable future around the sport. We're serving up a conversation centered around RecycleBalls, a non-profit behind this initiative that is reducing environmental impact by recycling tennis balls, proof that every small action matters in the journey to a sustainable future.Our journey doesn't stop there. We navigate the tumultuous journey from professional tennis to the corporate world, where I share my story and transition from the court to the telecommunications industry. Immerse yourself in stories of resilience, lessons learned, and heartfelt advice for young or older tennis players. Heena, Keaton, and Sai also let us in on their love for tennis, revealing its profound role in their lives. As our conversation evolves, we examine the innovative potential of recycling in the world of tennis. Imagine turning used tennis balls into apparel, shoes, or a tennis court! We explore the role of sustainability and how individuals and organizations can contribute to a greener and better future. Gear up for a unique perspective on tennis, recycling, and sustainability in this riveting episode that promises a fresh perspective on making a positive impact on our planet. Remember, change begins with one recycled tennis ball at a time.Resources:RecycleBalls websiteJoin the recycling program or become an AmbassadorEpisode #31 with Erin Cunningham - CEO or RecycleBallsErin's LinkedInNOBLE COLD PLUNGE Noble Cold Plunge creates health benefits through a hormetic stress response. Save $250 with GSJ2508 EIGHT SLEEP Save $200 on 8Sleep and get better quality and deeper sleep with automatic temperature adjustmentDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Thank you for listening. If you enjoyed this episode, share it with someone who may enjoy it as well, and consider leaving a review on Apple Podcasts & Spotify. You can also submit your feedback directly on my website. Follow @GrandSlamJourney on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or join the community on LinkedIn. This content is also available on Substack and YouTube.
Cinnaire's Advancing Communities Podcast 2023 Episode 2 brings together Monty Childs, Senior Vice President, Cinnaire, with thought leaders, policy makers, and developers who are making an impact on the community development and affordable housing industries. In this episode, Monty moderates a panel discussion on how Housing Authorities can reposition and restructure their portfolios to make them more affordable and successful. Panel experts include Peter Levavi, Executive Vice President, Brinshore Development; Karly Brinla, VP of Development, Brinshore; Ron Clewer, Illinois Market President, Gorman USA; and Amber Skoby, HPS Consulting Leader, D3G. The panelists discuss how Housing Authorities can leverage Section 8 funds, RAD Section 18 Demo/Dispo and RAD Section 18 Blend to increase predictability in financing and rent adjustments. Traditionally, the federal government has underfunded Section 9. By converting to Section 8, housing projects can generate a more reliable funding stream, be used to raise debt and equity and in some cases result in higher funding. Representatives from Brinshore, Gorman and D3G described projects they have successfully converted to RAD, detailing how they were able to extend capital funds and even transfer assistance to a new construction site. To listen to Advancing Communities Podcast on Repositioning Public Housing, click below for: Google Podcasts (2023 Podcast: Episode 2) Apple Podcasts (2023 Podcast: Episode 2)
Nelson Wandera is a physician in the infectious disease unit at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Executive Managing Editor of the Journal. N. Wandera and Others. Rift Valley Fever — The Need for an Integrated Response. N Engl J Med 2023;389:1829-1832.
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#PRC: WHAT IS "CHINESE ETHNICITY" ACCORDING TO XI? Charles Burton, senior fellow at the Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.dorchesterreview.ca/blogs/news/han-chinese-master-race 1966 Red Guards