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Everybody yearns to have at least one person in their life who believes in them; that they can do what they say they can do, who believes they can be the person they want to be. Andrew Anderson is that person. Andrew grew up in Boise, ID. He served a two-year service mission for his church to Belgium and France. He went on to receive a master's degree in Education and loved teaching high school students for six years. Since 2015, Andrew has cultivated this teaching passion as a #1 international best-selling author, speaker and coach, helping individuals break through limiting beliefs, transform their lives and businesses and find lasting freedom. When away from work, you can find Andrew with his family on the soccer field, basketball court, recital halls, or the mountains of Idaho. His wife and seven kids drive his Life Mission. At the end of the day, know this: Andrew will take a stand for your greatness more than you will stand for your own limitations. He will fight harder for your possibilities than you do. MEMORABLE MOMENTS“What are you focusing on? What are you making it mean? What are you going to do about it? We are able to reframe these questions to create an actionable plan.”“We are meaning-making machines. When we can identify the meaning that we're giving a situation is when we can recognize what we need to do about it.” “When we can see things as they truly are is when we are able to change our circumstances.” “Confidence is the belief that your goals and aspirations will manifest because you have made the decision with your heart, not just your mind.” Connect with Andrew:⭐Connect on Instagram: @andrewlanderson85⭐Connect on Facebook: www.facebook.com/andrewlanderson85⭐Connect on the Web : www.andrewlanderson.com⭐Check out Andrew's Book : Strength of the Oak, Strength of the Willow: How to Find Courage & Compassion in a Turbulent World Connect with Allison:⭐ Connect on Instagram @allisonwalsh⭐ JOIN OUR FREE COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shebelievedshecouldcommunity⭐ Check out book recommendations from the show here⭐ Download your free 90 day planner here⭐ ORDER THE SBSC BOOK⭐ Direct Link to Review SBSC
Jean-Claude Van Damme the movie game is back! It's not spooky but Stevie, Josh, Brett, Mikey, Korey, and pappy review the 2008 Belgian classic: JCVD! Big Dumb Movie (now 100 episodes!): https://www.youtube.com/@BigDumbMovie When a washed-up actor returns to Belgium to find tranquillity, he finds himself involved in a bank robbery. Police believe him to be the perpetrator of the robbery, so he plays both roles of criminal to the police and hero to the hostages. Release date: November 7, 2008 (USA) Director: Mabrouk El Mechri Executive producers: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Marc Fiszman, Patrick Quinet, Arlette Zylberberg, Fiszman Marc Box office: 2.3 million USD Distributed by: Gaumont, Peace Arch Entertainment Music by: Gast Waltzing Release date: November 7, 2008 (USA) Director: Mabrouk El Mechri Executive producers: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Marc Fiszman, Patrick Quinet, Arlette Zylberberg, Fiszman Marc Box office: 2.3 million USD Distributed by: Gaumont, Peace Arch Entertainment Music by: Gast Waltzing
Welcome back to the Mommy on the Move podcast, where I take you through an exciting yet challenging roller coaster ride of being a wife of a basketball coach and a mother of three wonderful boys. Relocating has become a significant part of our family's life since my husband began coaching basketball. I'll take you through our journey from the quaint streets of Belgium, Germany, Hungary, and Finland to our eventual settlement in Maryland. And then, yet another exciting transition when we moved to Milwaukee. I'll also bring to light, the evolving dynamics in work and relationships, and how the modern woman is more independent and empowered to make choices for her family. We'll talk about how crucial open communication and authenticity are in dealing with the complexities of maintaining relationships when your partner is often away. We'll wrap up this episode with an honest conversation about the emotional strain our last move to Milwaukee caused on our relationships and our kids. So buckle up for an engaging ride through the many facets of our life! Keywords: Basketball Coach, Basketball Coaching, Relocating, Family Dynamics, Open Communication, Authenticity, Emotional Strain, Moving, Maryland, Milwaukee, Kent State University, Marquette University, Quality Time, Women Empowerment, Partner Away, Genuine Conversations, Young Children, Transition, Environment Change, Neglected Children
From 1169 to 1178 Flemish cities in what is today Belgium were in a dispute with the city of Cologne about trade and the use of the Rhine River. At first, Cologne seems to lose this economic dispute but then they get help from the English king Henry II.
Juliana Lumumba had to fight to reclaim the remains of her father, Patrice Lumumba. He'd been the first prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo and an anti-colonial hero. He was assassinated in 1961 when Juliana was five years old, and no trace of his body was found. So when it emerged 60 years later that one of his gold teeth was in Belgium, Juliana yearned to bring it home. Presenter: India Rakusen Producer: Rob Wilson Editor: Munazza Khan
Ever found yourself longing for the good old days when the toughest decision was choosing between a Sega Master System or Miss Pac-Man game? Join us, Scott Powers and James Banks, as we go back to those simpler times, where our biggest problems were collecting the best GI Joe action figures and getting our hands on the latest video games. We'll be sharing stories of our 80s childhoods, from our first Odyssey and Atari 2600 consoles to those thrilling days spent sneaking around to play video games.Imagine the excitement of finally beating that one level in a game or the pure joy of Christmas mornings unwrapping your first console. We will be reminiscing about such special moments, and more, in this nostalgia-filled episode. We'll also be discussing the iconic 'Nintendo Quest' documentary and our personal experiences with collecting Nintendo games. But we're not just all games and antics. In our wrestling segment, we discuss the upcoming heavyweight title match between Dave Allen and Louis Rojas, and the tag team title match between D&D and Rancid Joseph Rack and Richie Rothchild. We close out this trip down memory lane reflecting on the power of thinking before speaking and the importance of being mindful of our words. It's a journey back in time that we promise will leave you longing for your swatch watch and your favorite action figures! So tune in and let's relive the magic of the 80s together.Thank you for joining us on today's show, as always, we appreciate each and every one of you! Talk to you soon
Andy Peck talks to Alan Cutting who has served as a pastor and planter of churches in the UK and Belgium and also with Samaritans Purse, Tearfund, Grassroots Trust and others as a church and community transformation consultant. They talk about his book ‘Raising families: Envisioning the Church to Empower its neighbourhood' where he outlines 12 of the key lessons learned from 3000 churches he has worked with in Central Asia and Africa. The Profile is brought to you by Premier Christianity, the UK's leading Christian magazine Subscribe now from $1/month
Steve, Nick and Michael round up the midweek games in the Greek Super League. SLGR Chat: PAOK's young guns still performing Olympiakos demolish Aris Panserraikos playing "bouzoukia" style football? Super sub Ioannidis scores a brace for Panathinaikos Controversy as AEK defeat Atromtios featuring Mantalos dark arts Greek Abroads: Tsimikas getting more game time Pavlidis still on fire for AZ Greece & Belgium duke it out for potential wonder kid
In this week's episode, Beau and Austin chat with Patrick aka @GMAW_Welding_Belgium who was demoing the Abicor Benzil XFume 501 Pro over there to compare the shows to each other. With the two shows happening the same week, everyone had to pick between the two and we wanted to hear his experience since we were checking out Fabtech. He talks about seeing an underwater welding demo tank, DJ sets in the booths, and even people getting tattoos. They also chat about his journey into the welding industry and what kind of work is out in his area. Connect with Patrick Instagram @gmaw_welding_belgium Thank you to all of our sponsors For more info on all of Donaldson's equipment Click Here For more information on Lincoln Electric's Ranger Air 260 MPX head over to www.lincolnelectric.com Want to be on the show or have a topic you would like to hear about? Connect with Beau on the Weld App @beaudidit or email@example.com Download the weld app today linktr.ee/WeldDotCom --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/welddotcom/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/welddotcom/support
This week's guest is Tatiana Rose, a makeup artist, photographer and cabaret dancer, based in Australia. I can't remember when I first fell in love with her work, but she was an instant follow. Tatiana's work is so cinematic and nostalgic and I truly believe there's no-one else quite like her. In this episode Tatiana shares what it was like to grow up in the circus back in Belgium, where she was born, only to move to Australia and have her world turned upside down. Suffice to say, it was a tumultuous time but it pushed Tatiana to really lean into her love of the arts, from painting to ballet, and would eventually lead her to the world of makeup. I hope you love this one - be sure to check out all of Tatiana's social links that I've shared below and if you want to see a clip from our chat, head to my TikTok @charissekenion. If you'd like to leave some feedback then feel free to get in touch over in the DMs on X, formerly known as Twitter or Instagram @beautymepodcast or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. If you enjoyed this episode I would love it if you could leave a review on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen, because it really helps people find the podcast. Thanks for listening, see you next time. Tatiana on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatianaroseart/ Tatiana on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tatianaroseart Tatiana on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@tatianaroseart BeautyMe on X: https://twitter.com/beautymepodcast BeautyMe on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautymepodcast/ BeautyMe newsletter: https://beautymenotes.substack.com BeautyMe on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@charissekenion BeautyMe on ShopMy: https://shopmy.us/beautyme --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/beautyme/message
Welcome to Episode 1577 Stevie Kim moderates Clubhouse's Ambassadors' Corner – In this episode, Cynthia Chaplin interviews Antonella Cantarutti. These sessions are recorded from Clubhouse and replayed here on the Italian Wine Podcast! Listen in on this series as Italian Wine Ambassadors all over the world chat with Stevie and their chosen wine producer. Which producer would you interview if you had your pick? Co-Moderator Cynthia Chaplin was born in the USA and moved to Europe in 1990 where she has lived in Spain, Belgium, England and Italy. She is a qualified sommelier with Fondazione Italiana Sommelier, a Vinitialy International Italian Wine Ambassador, a Professor of Italian wine and culture and a certified WSET Educator. She has worked with embassies, corporations and private clients, creating and presenting tastings, events, team building sessions, seminars and in-depth courses. Cynthia expanded her communication within the sector as a wine writer, translator, and a judge at international wine and sake competitions. She now works for Vinitaly International in Verona and is the host of VOICES on Italian Wine Podcast. Connect: Facebook: Italian Wines in English Instagram: kiss_my_glassx LinkedIn: Cynthia Chaplin Website: Cynthia Chaplin Wine Guest Producer Antonella Cantarutti was 19-years old when she entered her father's Winery. She began her career in the cellar and then as Italy sales manager, to gradually take on the whole export division. She is very passionate about her wines and her territory, the beautiful Rosazzo hills in north eastern Italy, hosting clients and friends at the winery all the year round. Connect: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/acantarutti?locale=it_IT , https://www.facebook.com/CantaruttiWinesHospitality/ Instagram https://www.instagram.com/cantarutti_wines/# , https://www.instagram.com/_antonellacantarutti/# More about the moderator Stevie Kim: Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods! To find out more about Stevie Kim visit: Facebook: @steviekim222 Instagram: @steviekim222 Website: vinitalyinternational.com/wordpress/ _______________________________ Let's keep in touch! Follow us on our social media channels: Instagram www.instagram.com/italianwinepodcast/ Facebook www.facebook.com/ItalianWinePodcast Twitter www.twitter.com/itawinepodcast Tiktok www.tiktok.com/@mammajumboshrimp LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/italianwinepodcast If you feel like helping us, donate here www.italianwinepodcast.com/donate-to-show/ Until next time, Cin Cin! Follow Italian Wine Podcast for more great content - winery interviews from the Clubhouse sessions! Psssst…FYI, this show is our most popular show, find out why by tuning-in!
Artificial Intelligence and its applications are increasing every day. How do you manage AI? Especially, generative AI. Can there be an inclusive approach? Let us delve into topics like this in conversation between Cari Miller and Punit Bhatia as part of this episode of The FIT4Privacy Podcast. KEY CONVERSATION POINTS Where is privacy headed in world of generative AI? How would start ups navigate the framework of laws? Can procurement help play protect privacy in AI world? Steps in governing privacy ABOUT THE GUEST Dr. Cari Miller is the Principal and Lead Researcher for the Center for Inclusive Change. She is a subject matter expert in AI risk management and governance practices, an experienced corporate strategist, and a certified change manager. Dr. Miller creates and delivers AI literacy training, AI procurement guidance, AI policy coaching, and AI audit and assessment advisory services. She has worked with some of the largest brands in the world to successfully plan and implement complex business model shifts, system implementations, data science projects, process overhauls, product launches, organizational design and compensation alignments, and cultural improvement initiatives positively impacting thousands of employees, clients, supply-chain partners, and shareholders. Dr. Miller serves on the Board of ForHumanity, a non-profit developing AI audit criteria for high-risk systems and is the Vice Chair of the IEEE working group developing international AI Procurement standards. She holds a bachelor's degree in international business, an MBA in Marketing, and a Doctorate in Business Administration with a deep research background in AI related to HR tech and EdTech. ABOUT THE HOST Punit Bhatia is one of the leading privacy experts who works independently and has worked with professionals in over 30 countries. Punit works with business and privacy leaders to create an organization culture with high AI & privacy awareness and compliance as a business priority by creating and implementing a AI & privacy strategy and policy. Punit is the author of books “Be Ready for GDPR” which was rated as the best GDPR Book, “AI & Privacy – How to Find Balance”, “Intro To GDPR”, and “Be an Effective DPO”. Punit is a global speaker who has spoken at over 50 global events. Punit is the creator and host of the FIT4PRIVACY Podcast. This podcast has been featured amongst top GDPR and privacy podcasts. As a person, Punit is an avid thinker and believes in thinking, believing, and acting in line with one's value to have joy in life. He has developed the philosophy named ‘ABC for joy of life' which passionately shares. Punit is based out of Belgium, the heart of Europe. RESOURCES Websites www.fit4privacy.com , www.punitbhatia.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/cari-miller/ Podcast https://www.fit4privacy.com/podcast Blog https://www.fit4privacy.com/blog YouTube http://youtube.com/fit4privacy --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/fit4privacy/message
Hendrick Verspecht Hendrick Verspecht from cuVer Brewing Co. is our guest on Brew Ha Ha with Steve Jaxon and with Peter Lopez sitting in for Herlinda Heras today. Hendrick's first time on Brew Ha Ha was this episode of September 16, 2021, just before cuVer opened. He was also on BHH on May 5, 2022. Now they are preparing to celebrate their second anniversary, on October 7, 2023. They begin by tasting the award-winning cuVer signature Pepperwood Saison Ale. Peter is a busy entrepreneur who runs Juncture Taproom and is a partner in Santa Rosa Pizzeria. Today he has brought some sandwiches from Santa Rosa Pizzeria. They are all named after something iconic in Santa Rosa. This panino is called Taylor Mountain. Another is Pierre's French Dip. cuVer is pronounced “koo-VAy.” Cuver is the root of the past participle cuvée, which means Ferment. When the Cushing family and the Verspecht family formed the partnership, they took the first letters of their two names and made cuVer. Hendrick tells that the French expresson “cuver son vin” literally means to ferment one's wine, but idiomatically it means to sleep off a hangover. The Pepperwood Saison Ale was the first recipe that Hendrick ever made. It is a Belgian farmhouse ale flavored with California Bay Laurel and Meyer lemon peel. Those are ingredients are not available in Belgium so this is a real California Belgian version. cuVer Second Anniversary: October 7 cuVer will be celebrating their second anniversary on October 7, 2023. Peter Lopez' restaurant was one of their first customers. The anniversary celebration will feature a food truck, Lila's Streetside Eats, and will go from 12 noon to 8 pm on October 7. They will also have a darts and cornhole tournament. They have a darts league every Tuesday night. The party will feature a competition where you can play to win cuVer merch. They are located in Windsor at 7704 Bell Road. They are down the street from Barley and Bine. They are closed Monday and Wednesday. The other days, Tuesday and Thursday open from 5-8pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 8pm and Sunday from 1-6pm. The next beer they taste is a Belgian quadruple, which is even stronger then the Belgian Tripel. Hendrick tells the story of how his father wanted Belgian beers after they moved to California, and he started home brewing, for themselves as much as for others. Hendrick also gives credit to Anderson Valley Brewing and North Coast Brewing and Russian River Brewing Co., who also make Belgian styles.
This is a malt centric episode at the intersection of brewer curiosity. In a moment I'll be talking with Chris Cates of Little Animals Brewing, Brent Manning of Riverbend Malt House, and Andrew Zinn of Leveller Brewing.A year ago, Cates visited Belgium and came back inspired. After visiting through some of the worlds best breweries, drinking classic and carefully crafted saison, he wanted to make a beer that not only paid homage to those beers but to also impart a sense of place from Eastern Tennessee. After trying a few recipes that didn't yield the results he wanted, Cates reached out to Riverbend Malt House in neighboring North Carolina to help him create a pilsner malt that would mimic those from Belgium. The idea, he said was to a local malt “tailored for diastatic and mixed fermentations, with higher protein and beta-glucans and built in minerality and buffering capacity.” Riverbend achieved this by creating a water profile that was rich in minerals that was used during the malting process. Manning of Riverbend says the results yielded a malt that resists ph drop slightly better than usual, and allows for additional laxtic acid and potential ester precursors. We'll weave the whole story from start to finisih as Cates and Manning join the show with Andrew Zinn of Leveller Brewing, who has also been brewing with the malt. This Episode is Sponsored By:ShopifyShopify's already taken the cash register online, helping millions sell billions around the world. But did you know that Shopify can do the same thing at your retail store? Give your point-of-sale system a serious upgrade, with Shopify. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/drinkbeer and take your retail business to the next level today. For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer. Host: John Holl Guests: Chris Cates, Andrew Zinn, Brent Manning Sponsors: Shopify, All About Beer Tags: Beer, Malt, Belgium, Water, Science, Pilsner, Saison, Tennessee, North Carolina
Ep.169 features Alexis McGrigg, a contemporary artist who examines themes of Blackness, space, spirituality, identity, and collective consciousness. Her artwork utilizes the mediums of painting, drawing, and interdisciplinary media to explore the multiplicity of Blackness through figurative abstraction and conceptual narratives. She integrates poetry, sound, and performance in her arts practice and research. Her artwork is included in several private collections and has been featured in exhibitions across the U.S. and internationally in New York, NY, Chicago, IL, Miami, FL, New Orleans, LA, and Oakland, CA – most recently in her solo exhibitions In The Beloved at Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium, The Labour of Being at Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France, and The Ether - Journey In Between at Richard Beavers Gallery, NYC; group exhibitions, SAY IT LOUD at Christie's Auction House, Salon de Peinture at Almine Rech, NY, and LIGHT at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA) in South Korea. Alexis earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting from Mississippi State University in 2012 and a Master of Fine Art with a concentration in Painting and Transmedia from Texas Tech University in 2017. Photo Credit~ Trenton Steele Artist https://www.alexismcgrigg.com/ Almine Rech https://www.alminerech.com/artists/352-alexis-mcgrigg South Arts https://www.southarts.org/grant-fellowship-recipients/alexis-mcgrigg-2023 Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art https://georgeohr.org/david-houston-on-southern-fellow-recipients-in-honor-of-wim-roefs/ South Carolina Arts Commission https://www.scartshub.com/upstate-sculpture-artist-recognized-with-south-arts-state-fellowship/ Vanity Fair https://www.vanityfair.com/london/2021/05/june-sarpong-on-the-power-of-black-art and-visual-storytelling Mississippi Public Broadcasting http://msartshour.mpbonline.org/episodes/the-mississippi-arts-hour-alexis-mcgrigg Artnet https://news.artnet.com/market/say-loud-show-christies-1901685 The Art Newspaper https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/christie-s-say-it-loud-exhibition Culture Type https://www.culturetype.com/2020/08/04/say-it-loud-curator-destinee-ross-sutton-partnered-with-christies-to-help-emerging-artists-showcase-and-sell-their-work/ Artnet https://www.artnet.com/galleries/almine-rech-galerie/alexis-mcgrigg-in-the-beloved Mississippi Arts Hour https://arts.ms.gov/events/mississippi-arts-hour-alexis-mcgrigg/alexis-mcgrigg-web-arts-hour/ Widewalls https://www.widewalls.ch/events/almine-rech-paris-alexis-mcgrigg-in-the-beloved-2023-01-19
Episode 258 of the Football Fitness Federation Podcast is with Professor in Paediatric Exercise Science Dr Sean Cumming We discussed: ▫️Growth & Maturation ▫️Monitoring G&M ▫️Bio Banding ▫️The secret to Belgium's golden generation & much more! You can follow Sean on Twitter @phd_sean If you enjoy this episode make sure to check out the previous episodes below: Brett Bartholomew - https://youtu.be/W95WIZXl5u0 Gareth Sandford & Damien Harper - https://youtu.be/BQUYkihCeD8 Stu McMillan - https://youtu.be/ya5b3TCm9Ws Keep up to date with the amazing work our sponsors are doing here: Good Prep - https://thegoodprep.com Discover the power of nutrition at WWW.THEGOODPREP.COM and use code FFF15 for 15% off your first order Rezzil - rezzil.com Hytro - hytro.com Maximise your athletic potential with Hytro BFR. Easier, safer and more practical BFR for squads to prepare for and recover from exercise than ever before. Click the link [[ https://bit.ly/3ILVsbU ]] to speak to our Pro Sports team about how to get Hytro BFR at your club. Join our online community & get access to the very best Football Fitness content as well as the ability to connect with Sport Scientists and Strength & Conditioning coaches from around the world. To get FULL access to all of these & even more like this, sign up to a FREE month on our online community at the link below. www.footballfitfed.com/forum/index.aspx Keep up to date with everything that is going on at Football Fitness Federation at the following links: Twitter - @FootballFitFed Instagram - @FootballFitFed Website - www.footballfitfed.com Email - email@example.com
Which: Other country in the world would establish a sovereign enemy state into its centre? Will Canada give independence to Quebec, or Spain to Catalonia or Belgium to the Walloons, even though they are n0t intent to destroy their hosts - ad all of those are even at the edges of those countries. Why does the world focus only the fake invention of so called Palestinians? Our: Answer must be Sovereignty from the Mediterranean Sea to the River Jordan. Even in stages. We cannot allow a so called Palestinian State in our midst. Listen: To today's feature interview with the co-founder of the influential grass roots organisation, the ‘Sovereignty Movement', and learn the reason for their advocacy. Hear: What our State President tells the new foreign Ambassadors. Also: Why last week the City of Paris stripped the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority of the highest honour that they bestowed on him in 2015 Plus: A wake up call to the American Jews who are determined to sacrifice their lives for their possessions.. And: More The Walter Bingham File 26SEPT2023 - PODCAST
In this episode, Lisa and Beatrice discuss:How the CSS Profile differs from the FAFSA for getting college financial aid.Which colleges use the CSS Profile.Why it's important to establish a college budget as early as your student's sophomore year. Reasons why you should complete the CSS Profile and apply for other financial aid opportunities regardless of your family income. What materials to gather before sitting down to complete the CSS Profile. Key Takeaways: While not historically the case, a greater number of public colleges and universities are choosing to use the CSS profile to gather more information about your student and family to award scholarships, grants, and loans. There can be strategies around income and assets to make your student's CSS profile look more preferred. The special circumstances box is key when filling out the CSS profile if your financial situation has changed in the last two years. To not miss out on financial aid, assume the financial aid is due when the application is due. This will ensure your student does not miss the deadlines for financial assistance. “It is a time to have a real consciousness about these $1,000 here and $1,000 there - it's a huge amount of money.” – Beatrice SchultzAbout Beatrice Schultz: Beatrice Schultz, CFP® is the owner of Westface College Planning.For over 25 years, Beatrice Schultz, CFP® and Westface College Planning have been working with families to design college financial plans that help minimize out-of-pocket expenses, maximize aid eligibility, and navigate the paying for the college process.Beatrice has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Queen's University in Canada and a Masters in Management from Boston University – Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium. Beatrice is also the owner of Westface Financial Advisory and Westface Financial & Insurance Services. Westface College Planning, Westface Financial Advisory and Westface Financial and Insurance Services are trade names of Paceline, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm.Episode References:List of CSS Profile Schools: https://profile.collegeboard.org/profile/ppi/participatingInstitutions.aspx Episode #046 How to Recession Proof Your College-Bound Journey: https://www.flourishcoachingco.com/podcast/046-how-to-recession-proof-your-college-bound-journey/ Episode #085 Upcoming Changes to Federal Financial Aid with Beth Walker: https://www.flourishcoachingco.com/podcast/085-upcoming-changes-to-federal-financial-aid-with-beth-walker/ Get Lisa's Free on-demand video: How-to guide for your teen to choose the right major, college, & career...(without painting themselves into a corner, missing crucial deadlines, or risking choices you both regret). https://courses.flourishcoachingco.com/howtoguideyourteen-free-trainingConnect with Beatrice:Connect with Lisa:Website: https://www.flourishcoachingco.com/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@flourishcoachingcoInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/flourishcoachingco/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/flourish-coaching-co
Last time we spoke about the battle of Beijing. General Gaselee and the 8 nation alliance began a grand march upon Beijing. They fought numerous battles at places like Beicang and Yangcun utterly routing the Qing and Boxer forces. The road to Beijing was laid bare open to them, lest it not be for the extreme summer heat which took the lives of many. The Russians attempted to outrace everyone else to Beijing, but quickly bit off more than they could chew. Ultimately the British were the first ones to enter the foreign legations. The besieged foreigners in the legations had been met with a last ditch effort by the Qing to overrun them, but they held on for dear life. Now Beijing was being occupied by the 8 nation alliance. What was to become of the Qing officials, of Empress Dowager Cixi? How would justice be served? #67 The Boxer Rebellion part 7: The Boxer Protocol Welcome to the Fall and Rise of China Podcast, I am your dutiful host Craig Watson. But, before we start I want to also remind you this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Perhaps you want to learn more about the history of Asia? Kings and Generals have an assortment of episodes on history of asia and much more so go give them a look over on Youtube. So please subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry for some more history related content, over on my channel, the Pacific War Channel where I cover the history of China and Japan from the 19th century until the end of the Pacific War. Usually you would assume the story was won and done. The 8 national alliance was flooding into Beijing, as they say “the cavalry had arrived”, but it was not over. The next day of August 15th saw more violence. The French deployed 4 artillery pieces onto the Tartar wall and began bombarding the pink walls of the Imperial City. Meanwhile General Chaffee was mounting an assault upon the Imperial city alongside the American forces who were battering their way through a series of courtyards trying to get to the Imperial Cities southern gate. Their ultimate objective was the Forbidden City. When it seemed they were within reach of the Forbidden City, suddenly General Chaffee commanded a withdrawal. The commanders had been arguing at a conference and they all agreed that the 8 nation alliance should take a more conciliatory approach towards the Qing government. Everyone was wondering whether the Emperor and Empress Dowager remained within the Forbidden city. If there was to be a conciliation at all, they would be needed. Rumors began to emerge stating if the Empress Dowager were still in the city, she would most likely commit suicide rather than be taken prisoner. Lenox Simpson was trying to investigate the situation, riding up to the Imperial City where he discovered a terrified Eunuch huddled in a Qing guardhouse in the outer wall. He asked the eunuch how many forces guarded the Forbidden city and the whereabouts of the Emperor and Empress Dowager. The Eunuch blurted out “The Emperor, the Empress Dowager, and indeed, the whole Court, had disappeared—had fled, was gone.” There are countless tales of how it occurred, the dramatic flight of the Qing court. It is most likely the decision to flee Beijing came about in the early hours of August 15th. One account given by magistrate Wu Yung claimed he helped the Empress Dowager flee. Cixi was disguised in dark blue clothes of a Chinese peasant woman, they even clipped her nails, go google a picture of Cixi, imagine clipping those things haha. Allegedly Cixi told Wu Yung as she was hastily grabbing some personal belongs “Who would have thought it would come to this?” Of the things she hastily grabbed, one was a precious bloodstone that she believed protect her through all dangers. She boarded one of three wooden carts, and Cixi forcefully grabbed the emperor not allowing him to be taken as a hostage, alongside her niece and the heir apparent. The Imperial concubines were forbidden to accompany them and made tearful farewell. It is said Emperor Guangxu's favorite concubine begged to take her with him, prompting Cixi who hated the girl to demand she be tossed down a well. Apparently the Eunuchs rolled the poor girl up in a carpet and literally tossed her down a well in front of Emperor Guangxu, which is hardcore? Another account has it that Cixi tricked the girl by telling her “We will all stay where we are, but we cannot allow ourselves to be taken alive by Western barbarians. There is only one way out for you and me—we must both die. It is easy. You go first—I promise to follow you.” Then the Eunuch tossed her in the well, one other account has the Eunuchs simply tossing the girl down the well after the imperial party departed because they didn't like her. Can't help but picture Varies from GOT leading eunuchs to get revenge on a royal family haha. Empress Dowager Cixi had fled the Imperial city once before, in fact 40 years prior during the 2nd opium war. Was a symbolic moment. Back then she had apparently told the Emperor to stay in the city lest the British and French raze Beijing to the ground, this time she did the opposite. On August 10th, Cixi had made an imperial decree ordering General Jung Lu and some other Qing officials to remain in Beijing and maintain the government in exile. The royal party fled through roads filled with others fleeing the city. Their eunuch planners assumed they would buy provisions along the way, but when they entered the countryside they found it completely devastated. On August 17th the royal party made it to the small town of Huailai, north of Beijing. The Boxers and disaffected troops had devastated the town so much, there was only a bowl of millet and green bean porridge to serve the Empress Dowager. Apparently to this she said to her host “In time of distress this is enough. Can I at this time say what is good and what is not good?” From Huailai they traveled to Kalgan and Tatung, near the Mongolian plateau, before they turned towards Taiyuan. Now being so far from Beijing they felt safer and thus instead of conducting themselves under the guise as peasants they now openly showed themselves and told people they were performing an official tour of inspection. It is said by Wu Yung the empress dowager enjoyed talking to him and told him “talk as you please”, and she herself took a large interest in talking to locals and visiting temples and attractions. Wu Yung theorized she had been cooped up for so long in the imperial city, the outside world fascinated her. The mule litters were replaced with sedan chairs, Cixi began wearing luxurious Manchu garb and regrew her fingernails. Soon the royal party were issuing edicts and receiving reports on the situation of the court in Beijing. Countless governors, viceroys and other Qing officials flocked to pay respects and tribute to the royal party. They stayed in Taiyuan for 3 weeks at the home of Yuxiang where he boasted to Cixi of how many foreigners he executed. However the Taiyuan massacre meant the foreigners might come to the city for revenge, so the royal party continued southwest towards Sian, the old capital of the Tang dynasty. This was territory held by General Dong Fuxiang whose troops were the primary ones escorting the royal party. It was under Dong Fuxiang's protection the royal party now hunkered down for winter. It is said Guangxu's nephew began drawing pictures of demons and would often sketch a large tortoise with the name Yuan Shikai on its back. You see the tortoise was a symbol of homosexuality, thus it was to insult Yuan Shikai who was seen as an enemy who betrayed Guangxu. It is also said Guangxu took the pictures, hung them up on walls and fired crossbows at them. Personally this story to me sounds like an author giving a bit of foreshadowing flavor, for Yuan Shikai would perform even greater betrayals later on. Indeed Yuan Shikai is kind of a meme on my personal channel, over there I have to the point of me writing this script, covered 1830-1932 thus far for Chinese-Japanese history. Yuan Shikai is a behemoth when it comes to the formation of modern day China and honestly his story is interesting to say the least. If you ever want to jump into the future, just check out my content at the Pacific War channel on the Xinhai revolution and China's warlord era episodes, or better yet the full China warlord documentary that encompasses pretty much all of it. Anyways. Back over in Beijing, news of the flight of the Qing court was not met with surprise by the foreigners. Now the foreigners were uncertain what to do next. For some it was a bit reminiscent of Napoleon's arrival to a deserted Moscow, without the highest ranking Qing officials, what could they do? Meanwhile, one place that was still under threat was Peitang. Over at the Peitang Cathedral the foreigners had been fighting for their lives the entire time. When news emerged that the foreign legations had been rescued, everyone in the Cathedral at Peitang rejoiced awaiting their own rescue. The Cathedral was the only Christian building within the Imperial city that was able to hold on and defend itself. It was a miracle they managed to do so. The commander of 30 French marines sent by Pichon on June 1st to help out at Peitang was Lt Paul Henry. At the age of just 23, Bishop Favier had to say of his conduct “he was as pious as he is brave— a true Breton.” Henry had been given an impossible task, to defend an area with around 1400 yards of wall 12-15 feet high with a tiny amount of troops. Henry had the men dig trenches, erect parapets, and used the Cathedral as a last stronghold if they were overrun. The first week of June saw fires erupt throughout the capital and gunfire could be heard everywhere. Bishop Favier looked out from the top of the cathedral to see on the 13th and 14th churches and cathedrals in Beijing being razed to the ground. Refugees poured into Peitang Cathedral more and more, and on the 15th a group of Catholic sisters and children were running from Boxers to the cathedral with Favier giving this account of the scene “Their leader, on horse, is a lama or bonze [priest]; he precedes an immense red flag, surrounded by young Boxers who have undergone the incantations and are likewise dressed in red. They burned perfumed sticks, prostrated themselves on entering our street to the south, and then advanced in compact bands”. The French marines allowed them to reach 200 yards from the barricades before unleashing a volley wounded 50 and sending them fleeing. By June 18th, Henry worried about enemy artillery and tried to fortify the defenses more so. On the 20th, news of von Kettelers death came, Pichon sent a message to Favier, there was no hope of fleeing Beijing. 3420 people, two thirds of which were women and children were trapped in Peitang. Their defenses were comically small, 30 French and a dozen Italian marines, whose commander was Lt Olivieri aged 25. The able bodied Chinese christians volunteered to bolster the forces, making spears, brandishing some knives and a few were given rifles by the marines. June 22nd saw Krupp guns firing upon Peitang shattering windows and sending bricks flying. The main gate to Peitang was being battered by shells. Lt Henry led a sortie of 4 marines and 30 Chinese christians to seize the artillery piece hitting the main gate. They managed to seize it, losing 2 Chinese in the process. The next day simply saw more artillery bombardment. By the 26th, all the buildings near Peitang were ablaze and Boxers were seen erecting ladders and scaffoldings against the walls. The defenders were being pot shotted at every day. On the 27th Henrys second in command Jouannic was shot in the shoulder and would die 3 days later. By July 1st the defenders of Peitang began to eat mule and horse as they ran out of vegetables. Smallpox broke out amongst the children, by July 3rd 15 were dying per day. The french marines began making scarecrows to help against snipers. It turned out the watchmakers amongst their Chinese christians were capable of creating cartridges for Mausers and other guns. The defenders were able to manufacture powder for cannons with things they seized from the surrounding enemy during sorties. The men fired only 100 rounds per day, Henry noted on July 5th 13 rounds were only fired, on the 14th 74. Famine was more threatening than lack of ammunition. On July 6th Henry checked rations and estimated they could hold out for 20 days. The Boxers began manufacturing exploding missiles that they lobbed at the cathedral. These were a sort of fire pot, a container carrying around three pounds of gunpowder with long fuses. On a single day the Boxers tossed more than 250 of these, but the defenders ingeniously put buckets, casks and even bathtubs full of water everywhere to fight the emerging fires. The Qing artillery smashed the cathedrals clock tower and walls without mercy. On July 18th, the defenders were countermining when a mine exploded killing 25 and injuring 28. One French marine described the carnage “where bits of waste meat were being dragged out, fragments of flesh and severed limbs were spattered about and part of someone's chest was smashed against a wall”. Qing troops atop the Imperial City walls fired down upon the defenders at all times. By July 28th rations were a meager 8 ounces of food per day. On July 30th the Qing assaulted the north wall, setting the cathedral roof on fire. Henry tried rallying the men and took a bullet in the neck and another into his side. Henry died in the arms of a priest 20 minutes later and was buried beneath a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the Cathedral garden. Olivieri took command after his death. The Qing and Boxers seemed emboldened and began firing arrows with messages to the Christian Chinese urging them to abandon the foreigners and return to the old ways. “You, Christians, shut up in the Pei-tang, reduced to the greatest misery, eating leaves of trees, why do you resist? We have leveled cannon and set mines against you, and you will be destroyed in a short time. You have been deceived by the devils of Europe; return to the ancient religion . . . deliver up Bishop Favier and the others, and you will have saved your lives, and we will give you to eat. If you do not do so, you, your wives and children, will all be cut into pieces.” It is said the Boxers believed Bishop Favier was a demon who was using an invulnerability spell by smearing menstrual blood over his faced and nailing naked women and dead fetuses to the Cathedral walls. They also believed the foreigners posed a weapon called “the ten thousand woman flag” woven from female pubic hair which stole power from the Boxer gods. Gotta hand it to their imagination. Despite the messages, the Chinese Christians stayed put. By August 2nd the besieged were starving and began trying to capture stray dogs to eat. On August 5th, Favier wrote this “we can resist balls, bullets, and bombs, but there is no defense against famine.” On August 10th, 400 pounds of rice and a mule were all that remained. Favier was forced to send Christian Chinese out in desperation to try and reach the foreign legation for help. Many were flayed, beheaded and put in spikes near Peitang. On August 12th a violent explosion shook Peitang a giant mine had gone off causing a crater 7 yards deep and 40 yards wide. It buried 5 Italian marines with Olivieri and 80 Chinese. Olivieri recounted being saved with the burial “They succeeded in uncovering one of my hands, and finding it still warm, redoubled their efforts until my whole body was free”. However his men were mutilated and dying. The mine had caused a large breach in the wall and the enemy could easily have stormed Peitang, but they didn't. Another mine went off the following day, but the enemy did not storm Peitang. Just when it seemed they were all going to die on August 14th the defender heard Boxers scream out “The devils from Europe are approaching!” The Boxers were also screaming at the defenders of Peitang that they would all be massacred before their rescuers got to them. But Oliveiri and the defenders watch as Qing banners were lowered from walls, Qing soldiers and Boxers were beginning to flee. By 5pm they saw europeans on the walls waving an american flag. The defenders waited for their rescue on August 15th, but no one was coming. Olivieri worried the relief force had been repelled. Then suddenly Japanese troops climbed over the walls and stormed into Peitang. Olivieri rushed over shouting “we are saved!”. The other members of the 8 nation alliance were rather shocked by the actions of the Japanese, Peitang was a French responsibility. The French force that entered Beijing however was too small to fight their way to Peitang. As General Frey noted “What was our surprise to see ahead of us between 250 and 300 Japanese whose presence nobody could explain.” The Japanese without any fuss simply did the deed on their own merit. Peitang saw 400 people including 166 children die during the siege, unlike the fight for the legations Peitang never had a single day of rest. There was no truce for Peitang, the defenders fought every single day. As Favier assessed the damage in Beijing he had this to say “In Pekin, three churches, seven large chapels, the colleges, hospitals—all are destroyed. . . . The Peitang . . . damaged by shells, is the only building undestroyed. . . . In short, the ruin is almost entire, the work of forty years is nearly annihilated; the courage of missionaries, nevertheless, is not on the wane; we shall begin over again.” As Bishop Favier wandered Beijing, he estimated perhaps 30,000 catholics had been killed. News emerged that 200 foreign nuns, priests, missionaries and their family members had been murdered. Half the population of Beijing fled in terror as the foreign armies flooded in. Many Qing officials committed suicide, many Chinese women with bound feet likewise did so. The special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph, Dr. E.J Dillon wrote “Chinese women honestly believed that no more terrible fate could overtake them than to fall alive into the hands of Europeans and Christians. It is to be feared that they were right.” Dillon personally saw the corpses of women who had been raped and bayoneted to death. Luella Miner within the foreign legation had this to say of the matter “The conduct of the Russian soldiers is atrocious, the French are not much better, and the Japanese are looting and burning without mercy.... Women and girls by hundreds have committed suicide to escape a worse fate at the hands of Russian and Japanese brutes. Our American soldiers saw them jumping into the river and into wells, in Tungchow. Twelve girls in one well, and one mother was drowning two of her little children in a large water jar.” Roger Keyes added his own account “Every Chinaman . . . was treated as a Boxer by the Russian and French troops, and the slaughter of men, women, and children in retaliation was revolting.” A British officer, Major Luke, told Keyes that “he had never seen anything more horrible, and some of his young Marines were literally sick”. Lenox Simpson stated he say British Indian forces molesting female Chinese christians until they were flogged by some foreign women. It is said the Japanese had planned ahead of time for the situation. According to Roger Keyes “their Government had wisely taken the precaution of sending their ‘regimental wives' [prostitutes] with them, and they were established in houses at Tientsin and Peking directly the troops settled down”. The first days of the occupation saw indiscriminate looting and rape by all nationalities. The allied commander in chief von Waldersee who only arrived in late september wrote “Every nationality accords the palm to some other in respect to the art of plundering, but it remains the fact that each and all of them went in hot and strong for plunder.” On August 18th all the diplomats and military commanders met at the Russian legation to discuss how to go about reprisals against the Qing. The Germans argued for severe punishment because of Von Kettelers murder, they wanted a punitive expedition and to raze the Imperial city. The Russians favored a more conciliatory line in northern China, but of course something I have not talked about was going on, the Russians had basically invaded Manchuria. One thing they all agreed upon was an enormous victory parade through the Imperial City, a grand humiliation. Each nation scrambled to be the first in the parade, the Russians argued they had the largest force, which was a lie, it was the Japanese. There are countless photographs of the foreign armies in the city and of the parade, but to give a brief description on August 28th George Morrison stated “the appearance of the French troops, complaining that there was every excuse for their uniforms to be dirty but that the faces of many of the men should be so too was quite inexcusable. The French looked singularly decadent in blue dungaree and that their commander, General Frey, was small and pot-bellied. He thought the Cossacks were “heavy” and “rough” but that the Germans looked “splendid” and the Japanese officers “very smart.” The British, by contrast, looked ather “rag tag and bobtail.” The dignity of the occasion was further undermined by the ineptitude of the Russian band, which could not keep pace with eight successive national anthems and found itself blasting out the “Marseillaise” as the Italians marched past the saluting base”. An army of eunuchs escorted by Qing officials brought the foreigners into the Forbidden city which saw looting. Indeed the looting of the capital of China by the 8 nation alliance is probably one of the largest looting accounts in human history, one of the sources I am using has an entire chapter dedicated to only story accounts of what was stolen and by whom, but its simply too much to delve into. Many museums today hold stolen items from this event. Within 24 hours of taking the city not a race of Boxers existed. There was a wild Boxer hunt that saw much horror. Daily executions occurred as described to us by George Morrison “The execution and the long drawn out neck. The butcher with his apron. The executioner tearing open his long coat—the grunt as he brought down the knife—the dogs lapping up the blood—the closeness of the head to the ground, the face nearly touching.” Apparently the Germans got their prisoners to dig their own trench before being shot in the back of the head. During september the allies were awaiting the arrival of von Waldersee, but a number of military operations were mounted against Boxer strongholds in the Beijing region. Von Waldersee arrived to Beijing in October assuming command and established his HQ in Cixi's palace in the forbidden city. Von Waldersee decided punitive expeditions needed to be increased and Germany began taking the lead in several dozen. The countryside was butchered in a wild hunt for Boxers. Civilians, Qing soldiers, Qing officials, just about anyone faced numerous foreign troops who killed or abused them. Von Waldersee faced a more daunting task however, peace negotiations. There was a mutual distrust amongst the nations and conflicts broke out often. Li Hongzhang, poor old Li Hongzhang and Prince Qing were appointed the imperial plenipotentiary powers and only arrived in Beijing in October. The first meeting was held on Christmas Eve between them and the foreign ministers. Li Hongzhang was not present due to illness. The foreign ministers questioned whether the Qing plenipotentiaries were even real agents of the Emperor or Qing government in exile. Prince Qing managed to convince them he held authority. The allies pondered if the dynasty should change, but it was quickly apparent the Manchu would never allow for such a thing. All the ministers agreed the Manchu dynasty should remain on the throne. Then they pondered punishment of the guilty and a large indemnity on behalf of the Qing dynasty. The indemnity fee first brought up was 67,500,000 roughly 4.3 or so billion dollars by todays figures. The Americans argued it was far too high and would bankrupt China. American secretary of state John Hay sent a telegram to the great powers stating “America's policy was to bring permanent safety and peace to China and to preserve China's territorial integrity”. Von Waldersee would go on the record to say “the United States it seems to desire that nobody shall get anything out of China.” However on May 26th an imperial edict announced that the indemnity payment would be 67,500,000$ to be paid in full over 39 years. The sum was to be distributed as follows: Russia 28.97%, Germany 20.02%, France 15.75%, Britain 11.25%, Japan 7.73%, United States 7.32%, Italy 7.32%, Belgium 1.89%, Austria-Hungary 0.89%, Netherlands 0.17%, Spain 0.03%, Portugal 0.021%, Sweden and Norway 0.014%. The payment by the way would only be amortized on December 31st of 1940. Now the negotiations for punishments were a lot more complicated. The allies first wanted to see the executions of prominent pro-Boxer officials, which Empress Dowager Cixi wanted to avoid. Cixi made many counter proposals, but eventually was forced to hand over some officials. Yuxiang, the mastermind behind the Taiyuan massacre was reportedly executed, though notably there is a myth he simply went into exile. Qing official Ying Nien straggled himself, some other officials apparently were killed by having their mouths and nostrils stuffed with rice paper by eunuchs, which is a pretty weird one I must say, many were poisoned. Prince Duan and his brother escaped the death penalty and were exiled to Turkestan. Dong Fuxiang was too powerful to kill much to the dismay of the foreigners. Indeed his Muslim army in the northwest was the bulwark at the time, all he suffered was a demotion, but in reality he was now a major leading figure. Over 100 Qing officials were executed or exiled in the end. A peace treaty containing 12 articles was signed in the Spanish legation on September 7th of 1901 known as the Boxer Protocol. The Qing were prohibited from importing arms and ammunition for 2 years; the Taku forts were ordered to be destroyed; the legation quarters would receive special status; Boxers and Qing officials who had supported them would face justice; the Zongli Yamen was replaced with a foreign office; the Qing government was to prohibit under the pain of death, any membership for anti-foreign societies; civil examinations were suspended for 5 years in any area that saw violence against foreigners; the Emperor Guangxu was to apologize to Kaiser Wilhelm for the murder of Baron von Ketteler; Emperor Guangxu was to appoint Na't'ung to be a special envoy to be sent to apologize the Emperor Meiji for the murder of Mr. Sugiyama; the Qing government was to erect a commemorative arch over the spot Baron von Ketteler was killed; and at last the great powers would be allowed to occupy numerous important cities so as to make sure their legations were protected. Empress Dowager Cixi was surprised by the terms of the treaty and that she was not punished personally. Hell China was not required to surrender any more territory. Some members of her court argued China should continue the war and that the 8 nation alliance could not hope to face the interior of China. Some argued if Dong Fuxiang were to be allowed to raise his force to 50,000 he could dislodge the foreign encroachment. Cixi however was as much a pragmatist as she was conservative in her ways. If the allied nations would allow Emperor Guangxu and her to return to Beijing retaining their honor, she believed she had little to lose. She also was not a moron and understood exactly why the Boxer Protocol was made in the way it was, the great powers wanted to received payments and in order to do so, needed the Manchu to sit on the throne. She ordered Li Hongzhang to do all he could to re-establish relations with the foreign governments. She also ordered any decrees she made praising the Boxers to be expunged from the official records and secretly ordered all blame to be placed on Guangxu. She gave posthumous honors to all the progressive Qing officials she had beheaded during the siege and disinherited the heir apparent son of Prince Duan, whom apparently she did not like much. An imperial decree in the name of Emperor Guangxu announced “Our Sacred Mother's advanced age renders it necessary that we should take the greatest care of her health, so that she may attain to peaceful longevity; a long journey in the heat being evidently undesirable, we have fixed on the 19th day of the 7th Moon [1 September] to commence our return journey and are now preparing to escort Her Majesty.” The return to Beijing should be held as one of the greatest feats of public relations exercises in history, second only to Robert Downey Jr. The 700 mile journey began in October of 1901 seeing the imperial family carried in yellow sedan chairs, sparing no expense. George Morrison details it quite well “Along the frost-bound uneven tracks which serve for roads in northern China, an unending stream of laden wagons croaked and groaned through the short winter's day and on, guided by soldier torch-bearers through bitter nights to the appointed stopping places. But for the Empress Dowager and the Emperor there was easy journeying and a way literally made smooth. Throughout its entire distance the road over which the Imperial palanquins were carried had been converted into a smooth, even surface of shining clay, soft and noiseless under foot; not only had every stone been removed but as the procession approached gangs of men were employed in brushing the surface with feather brooms. At intervals of about ten miles, well-appointed rest-houses had been built.The cost of this King's highway, quite useless of course for the ordinary traffic of the country, was stated by a native contractor to amount to fifty Mexican dollars for every eight yards—say, £1,000 per mile—the clay having to be carried in some places from a great distance. As an example of the lavish expenditure of the Court and its officials in a land where squalor is a pervading feature, this is typical.” The Empress Dowager crossed the yellow river in a gilded, lacquered, dragon shaped barge after offering wine and incense to the river god. Believe it or not, the last part of the journey was done by train and Empress Dowager Cixi looked excited to be in what she called an “iron centipede”. Everyone in Beijing was given an imperial decree to graciously permit them to watch the royal family return to the Imperial Court. We are told “As Cixi got out of her chair, the Empress glanced up at the smoke-blackened walls and saw us: a row of foreigners . . . and, looking up at us, lifted her closed hands under her chin, and made a series of little bows.” Cixi was a lover of theatricals and made sure it was a hell of a show. Within days foreign ministers were summoned to present themselves to the Emperor and for the first time officially enter the forbidden city. On February the 1st Cixi invited the ladies of diplomats to her. The foreign community nor Cixi could know it, but the Boxer rebellion was to be one of the last nails in a coffin made for the Qing dynasty. I would like to take this time to remind you all that this podcast is only made possible through the efforts of Kings and Generals over at Youtube. Please go subscribe to Kings and Generals over at Youtube and to continue helping us produce this content please check out www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. If you are still hungry after that, give my personal channel a look over at The Pacific War Channel at Youtube, it would mean a lot to me. And so the Boxer rebellion excluding some events in Manchuria was ended. The Boxer protocol ushered in a brand new Qing dynasty that surely would survive the test of time and not succumb to an agonizing death as the people of China could take it no longer.
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Johan Van Mullem (Belgian painter born in 1959) persisted in his youthful search for wrinkled faces, seeking the beauty he recognized in an experience engraved on the faces and in the hands. Since then, the face remains the major subject of his work but over time reversing the imprint of it on his own face while these subjects seem to rejuvenate, disappearing or emerging in a halo of light in old-fashioned sfumato, offering the gaze an escape into the world of emotion, because Johan van Mullem's work is an invitation to introspection, to a journey whose omnipresent emotional charge cannot leave indifferent as the depth is often dizzying. The superimposition and erasure of the many smooth layers of the diluted inks further accentuate this feeling of inexpressible presence on the canvas. The self-taught mastery of the specific and unique technicality of his work because only executed in etching ink (an extension of his experience as an engraver) gives his work an additional exceptional character. Complete artist, designer, painter, and sculptor, (but also poet and musician) Johan Van Mullem strives to create a multiple, diverse but absolutely coherent work offering links and bridges to all our senses awakened by this work that projects as much into the past as into a contemporaneity. artistdecoded.com johanvanmullem.com fine-arts-museum.be/en/exhibitions/johan-van-mullem instagram.com/johanvanmullem
Morphine drummer Jerome Deupree is this weeks guest and we discuss the early days of Morphine, if Jerome ever expected to rejoin the band, the new vinyl reissues of The Night and Like Swimming, how to lock in the groove with a 2 string slide bass, touring the world with Vapors of Morphine, the bands long lasting legacy and much moreJerome/Morphinehttps://morphineband.comhttp://www.jeromedeupree.comhttps://www.instagram.com/morphine_bandhttps://www.facebook.com/MorphineBandOfficialPCHInstagram - www.instagram.com/powerchordhourTwitter - www.twitter.com/powerchordhourFacebook - www.facebook.com/powerchordhourYoutube - www.youtube.com/channel/UC6jTfzjB3-mzmWM-51c8LggSpotify Episode Playlists - https://open.spotify.com/user/kzavhk5ghelpnthfby9o41gnr?si=4WvOdgAmSsKoswf_HTh_MgDonate to help show costs -https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/pchanthonyhttps://email@example.comCheck out the Power Chord Hour radio show every Friday night at 8 to 11 est/Tuesday Midnight to 3 est on 107.9 WRFA in Jamestown, NY. Stream the station online at wrfalp.com/streaming/ or listen on the WRFA app.
Admittedly, we were unsure how the first FISO OCR Championships would go after their history of not being able to put on a world championship event for years. That being said the number of incredible athletes that showed up to Belgium to compete made this an incredible World Championship event! When looking through the results Gian Maria Savani stood out as both the winner of the short course, runner up of the standard course, and an athlete that we didn't know as much about. We reached out to have him on the show to hear more about him and were thrilled to have him as this week's guest! We discussed how he got into obstacle course racing, which athletes he looks up to, the importance of discipline, and how his races went. We also discuss some shortcomings of this event such as the overly complicated rule book, the continued lack of communication with prize money, there not being any drug testing, and Be sure to follow Gian on Instagram and cheer him on as he takes on future events, like the upcoming Italian OCR Championship finals! 0:00 – 2:43 – Intro 2:43 – 15:58 – Quick News 15:58 – 16:32 – Content Preface 16:32 - 1:15:14 - Gian Maria Savani Interview 1:15:14 - End – Outro Next episode we plan to have someone on the show to build anticipation for Adventurey ... uh Spartan's OCRWC! ____ News Stories: Nicole Mericle Competing to Join USA Ice Climbing Team Nick Gagnon Finished Appalacian Trail Spartan Race Acquires OCRWC City Challenge Race Removed as Qualifier for OCRWC Spartan Athletes Are Still Waiting to Get Paid Paris 2024 is First Olympics to Have Equal Number of Men and Women The Hybrid Letter Tour de Donut Derti Development Facility is Closed Race Ready Obstacles Putting on The Midwest OCR 2024 Northeast Ultra Cup Viking Obstacle Race's Special Event for Bonefrogs Viking's Trick or Treat Obstacle/Night Run Event (Code: "ORA" for 20% off and chance for 2nd free entry drawn Oct 2nd) Spartan Seattle Beast, Ultra, Super, and Sprint Results Spartan Angel's Stadium Podiums FISO 100 Meter Podiums? Newbsanity's Commando Cup Winners Explosive Shockwave Secret Link Scooby Horror Secret Link Bike Crash Secret Link English Language Secret Link Green Day Secret Link ____ Related Episodes: 270. Ida Mathilde Steensgaard on Jacksonville Spartans, Savage Florida, and More! 316. Ulrikke Evensen on Spartan World Championships, World's Toughest Mudder, and More! 337. OCR European Championships with Jesse de Heer! ____ The OCR Report Patreon Supporters: Jason Dupree, Kim DeVoss, Samantha Thompson, Matt Puntin, Dave Claxton, Brad Kiehl, Charlotte Engelman, Erin Grindstaff, Hank Stefano, Arlene Stefano, Laura Ritter, Steven Ritter, Sofia Harnedy, Kenny West, Ryan Maisano, Cheryl Goodwin, Jessica Johnson, Scott "The Fayne" Knowles, Anna Landry, Christopher Hoover, Kevin Gregory Jr., Ryan Hart, Ashley Reis, Brent George, Justin Manning, Kevin Praytor, Wendell Lagosh, Brett "The T-Rex" Milks, Logan Nagle, Patrick Brown, and Angela Bowers. Sponsored Athletes: Javier Escobar, Kelly Sullivan, Ryan Brizzolara, and Joshua Reid! Support us on Patreon for exclusive content and access to our Facebook group Check out our Threadless Shop Use coupon code "adventure" for 15% off MudGear products Use coupon code "ocrreport20" for 20% off Caterpy products Like us on Facebook: Obstacle Running Adventures Follow our podcast on Instagram: @ObstacleRunningAdventures Write us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe on Youtube: Obstacle Running Adventures Intro music - "Streaker" by: Straight Up Outro music - "Iron Paw" by: Dubbest
Imagine a web of abductions, secret chambers, and unimaginable suffering—a story that seems like it came from the pages of a chilling thriller. But this isn't fiction; it's the grim reality that unfolded in Belgium, shaking the very foundations of society and exposing the vulnerabilities that lurk beneath the surface.Subscribe to Wicked Ever After Podcast THANK YOU FOR THE RATINGS AND REVIEWS ON THE PODCAST!All Wicked Ever After Links https://linktr.ee/stephaniemoramJoin My Patreon https://patreon.com/stephaniemoramSubscribe to Wicked Ever After Podcast HERE https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/wicked-ever-after/id1587412592Don't Forget to Join the Wicked Ever After Facebook Group http://www.facebook.com/groups/wickedeverafter/Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thisisstephaniemoram/TikTok http://www.tiktok.com/@thisisstephaniemoramFor All Business Inquiries email@example.comPlease click HERE to see all the sourcesSupport the show
Today we chat to Tom from Belgium, who you may well recognise from his Instagram account @bowlofsalmon. Tom is a talented photographer and enthusiastic collector who combines both with great effect. Tom talks about his journey from wedding photography to commercial watch photography and the brands that have been supportive along the way, brands like Studio Underd0g. We also chat about the impressive Christopher Ward Bel Canto, the latest from Cartier, Tudor and more. Looking for hot drops and crop tops? Join our Discord. Show Notes: Painkiller on Netflix The Cartier Cintrée on Wristcheck Bowl of Salmon on Instagram Bowl of Salmon on YouTube Peter Mckinnon on Youtube How to follow us: Instagram: @ot.podcast Facebook: @OTPODCASTAU Follow hosts: @fkscholz + @andygreenlive on Instagram. Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org If you liked our podcast - please remember to like/share and subscribe.
Synopsis: Bernard Coulie is the President and CEO of Pliant Therapeutics, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel therapeutics that seek to halt progression of fibrotic diseases — ultimately preserving organ function. Bernard discusses the arc of his career and shares his perspective on the European biotech ecosystem compared to the United States, and how that's changed over the last 10 years. He talks about the importance of having access to lots of capital in the early days of starting a company. He discusses fibrotic disease, the high medical need to treat it, and the indications they are pursuing. Finally, he discusses the challenges of focusing on multiple therapeutic areas and the advice he would give to others. Biography: Pliant CEO Bernard Coulie, M.D., Ph.D., brings to the company more than 15 years of senior leadership experience and drug development expertise. He joined Pliant from ActoGeniX (acquired by Intrexon Corporation in February 2015), where he was CEO, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder. In these positions, Dr. Coulie played an integral role in advancing the company's unique technology platform for oral delivery of biologics from early discovery stage through Phase 2 studies. Prior to ActoGeniX, Dr. Coulie held various positions with increasing responsibilities in drug discovery and clinical development at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development Europe. At Johnson & Johnson, he served as Therapeutic Area Leader Internal Medicine, managing a portfolio of products in GI, metabolic diseases and inflammation/immunology, ranging from early drug discovery through Phase 2 studies. Earlier in his career, Dr. Coulie was a Staff Physician in the Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), Assistant Professor in Medicine at Mayo Medical School and a Mayo Foundation scholar. Dr. Coulie serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SQZ Biotechnologies, a publicly-traded cell therapy biotechnology company, as Independent Chairman of Dualyx, a privately-held biotechnology company based in Belgium and as an Independent Director at Calypso Biotech, a privately-held biotechnology company based in the Netherlands. Dr. Coulie holds an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is a board-certified internist and holds an MBA from the Vlerick Management School, Leuven, Belgium.
Was Keir Starmer right to expel Jeremy Corbyn from the Labour party? Why is sex education causing protests in Belgium? How would Tony Blair's Labour cope in 2023? Join Rory Stewart and Alastair Campbell as they answer all these questions and more on today's episode of TRIP Question Time. TRIP Plus: Become a member of The Rest Is Politics Plus to support the podcast, receive our exclusive newsletter, enjoy ad-free listening to both TRIP and Leading, benefit from discount book prices on titles mentioned on the pod, join our Discord chatroom, and receive early access to live show tickets and Question Time episodes. Just head to therestispolitics.com to sign up, or start a free trial today on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/therestispolitics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, we recap the FISO OCR World Championships in Belgium and the controversies surrounding the events. We touch on DEKAFIT Orlando, plus Race Brain Teasers This episode is brought to you by Resolute Coffee RR20 for 20% on your order. Support our Patreon https://www.patreon.com/racebrain
Dr. Peter Van Eenoo is Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Director of the Doping Control Laboratory (DoCoLab) at Ghent University in Belgium. In this episode, we are excited to talk more about Peter, his research and routine work at the DoCo Lab, the history of the lab, and some of their groundbreaking discoveries over the years as they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.