Ela sempre praticou diversos esportes e atividades físicas. Até hoje é uma daquelas pessoas que não consegue ficar parada. Jogou capoeira por muitos anos e depois praticou muay thai. Na faculdade, entrou para o time de basquete. Seu fascínio pela prática esportiva a levou a escolher o esporte como área de trabalho. Formada em Educação Física e Psicologia, mestre e doutora em Psicologia, especialista em terapia cognitivo-comportamental. É diplomada em saúde mental pelo COI. Foi líder da área de preparação mental do COB de 2014 a 2022 e atualmente é responsável pelas ações de saúde mental do COB. Atua como psicóloga clínica em atendimento a adolescentes e adultos e no acompanhamento de atletas de alto rendimento e olímpicos há mais de 17 anos. Conosco aqui a mãe, esposa, psicóloga clínica e do esporte, escritora e palestrante, educadora física e terapeuta focada nas emoções, a curitibana Aline Arias Wolff. Inspire-se! SIGA e COMPARTILHE o Endörfina através do seu app preferido de podcasts. Contribua também com este projeto através do Apoia.se. Um oferecimento da @probioticaoficial A JORNADA PRO da @pami_oliveira continua e nossa próxima largada será no Havaí, no IRONMAN em 14/10. Continuamos trazendo com toda energia e de forma inédita, os bastidores da minha preparação até a linha de chegada do Campeonato Mundial de Ironman. Além do incentivo ao protagonismo feminino, 10% de todas as compras realizadas no site da Probiótica utilizando o cupom ALMATRI serão revertidos para um projeto social apoiado pela própria triatleta. Foram desenvolvidos kits personalizados, inspirados na linha de produtos utilizados pela Pâmella em sua jornada de preparação. Além do desconto de 20% nos produtos Probiótica, o cupom ALMATRI te dará, também, direito a participação em experiências exclusivas como treinos com a participação da Pâmella, transmissão ao vivo da prova, com degustação de produtos e entrega de kits. Fiquem ligados no @probioticaoficial para torcer junto com a gente!
“The best of friends.“ Chatter rolls into fall with favorite alums and powerful friendships. David, Torie, and Louis Bayard share their summer vacations. COB listener Bobby Gottfried has rare good news on book banning. The best of friends and award winning writers to boot, Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray zoom in to share “The First Ladies” about the extraordinary partnership between civil rights activist Mary Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt. As COB alum Sadeqa Johnson said in her blurb: “The timely story encapsulates the unmovable power of when two strong minds come together in the name of justice and equality.”
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The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT Germany's Lang AG is a family-owned and run business that has developed through the years into one of the larger and more influential players in the pro AV market - operating as both a supplier for rentals and staging market, as well as a distributor for systems integrators. The company is run by Tobias Lang, who based on a couple of chats, clearly has both passion and deep knowledge of the sector, business demands and both the state and opportunity of emerging display technologies. We had a 30 minute-plus conversation that flew by, getting into a bunch of things - including the potential for a projection systems, which these days don't get anywhere near the attention of LED displays. We also spend a lot of time talking about LED, and how he thinks that technology isn't necessarily supplanting LCD. From his perspective, he thinks LCD and LED technologies are actually merging. Have a listen and he'll explain. Subscribe from wherever you pick up new podcasts. TRANSCRIPT Tobias, thank you for joining me. Can you give me a rundown of what your company is all about, what it does, and its background? Tobias Lang: Yeah. Thank you, Dave. Lang AG is a video-only company, which is doing only B2B, which means we cover both verticals, which are rental and staging and system integration. We supply mostly the European rental and staging market with big projectors, LED screens, cameras, converters, whatever you need in video, and as a distributor, we supply both rental companies and system integrators with the staff of the manufacturers we work with such as Epson, Panasonic, several LED manufacturers to supply the modern technology to them in a good way to consult them, which is fitting to each other. What amount of your business would you describe as being involved in digital signage? Tobias Lang: First of all, if you look at the turnover of Lang AG, we do have companies in Switzerland, Spain, the UK, and Germany, which is the biggest. Germany did more than 80 million last year, and 60% of this is done by sales. If you look at digital signage, which is part of sales, this is a significant number, maybe 15 to 20% of our business. The business itself is in the orbit of Cologne, that area? Tobias Lang: Yeah, we are spotted in the western part of Germany. We have everything in Germany in one warehouse, as we have in Zurich, Switzerland, Barcelona, Spain, and London, UK because it's very important for our customers to have the opportunity of a one-stop video strategy. How long has the company been around? Tobias Lang: We are now 45 years old. My father, when my brother was born, said, “Hey, I have three kids now. I should start something serious.” He founded a company in 1978 without any other ideas because he loved stuff like projection at this time. With the evolution of technology, we ended up being where we are today. Were you groomed to run the company one day or were you doing other things and decided to go into the family business? Tobias Lang: I worked for the company as a child which is typical for a family business, then I tried to step away a bit. I studied mathematics. I founded a software company. I did some interesting things. This stuff is still existing and I still have my chairs, but at one point, I decided that it was a great opportunity to join the family business Lang AG and to be honest, this was maybe one of the best decisions in my life. I love what I'm doing. That always helps, doesn't it? Tobias Lang: It does, yeah. Is there a particular market where you're seeing a lot of activity right now and is it evolving? Tobias Lang: Over the last two years, this immersive art experience vertical projection was said to be dead or going down five years ago, ten years ago, and what we were able to see over the last months is that projection is growing, and we enjoy this because we love projection and this is based on all these immersive experience setups which are done worldwide mostly based on art, but we believe other verticals can follow. So these are effectively entertainment venues? Tobias Lang: So far, yes. But we believe that corporations will use similar setups for brand experience and stuff like that. I've been to at least a couple of those venues, they work because they're darkened, they're purpose-built and you can control the lighting and everything else. When you get into a corporate environment, that becomes more challenging but is the technology catching up in terms of laser light brightness, the projection engines getting smaller and detached, the projection head being away from the rest of the equipment, and so on? Tobias Lang: This is a challenge for sure, but if you look at most installations, most of the projectors are around 10,000 lumens, and you could use brighter projectors, and there are opportunities from the technology side to set up even brighter projectors than we have today. The brightest projector at the moment for the event market or the integration market is 50,000 lumen. You could easily go above. It's a question about the demand, how much it will rise. But, I believe we will see this too because if you look at the Pavillion of Dubai Expo, 2/3 of these pavilions used projection over LED because of the flexibility of the technology. LED is a strong technology and a strong growing technology, but there will always be room for projection because of its flexibility. For example, the setup time of a projector, don't underestimate that. Yeah. It used to be for projection mapping and edge blending and everything else. That was like a lot of work and a lot of mathematics and everything else, and now you can do it in software quite quickly from what I understand. Tobias Lang: Yeah, that's fantastic. That's true. Yeah, makes a huge difference. The thing I like about projection is the way it can just arrive and be unexpected versus if it's fixed hard physical displays, you know that there's something there in most cases with the exception of places like the Comcast Tower, but the projection, you can have a wall that all of a sudden is a digital canvas. Tobias Lang: Yeah, and our understanding of the word, “screen” will change. Mapping is a good example, we use buildings as screens. Decades ago, we had a television at home and this was the screen for us, and yeah, we see changes happening and we see different dimensions of screens and in this flexible world, we will use projectors more. But in our world, we'll be LED, and we'll be covered with some kind of display, but where we don't have a display, we could add a projection screen to add some value. Is the partner reseller market and as well as the end user market getting more sophisticated, do they understand this technology more or is part of the role of your company doing education and holding their hand? Tobias Lang: I think it is both. This is always about technology that has different layers. First, you have to train the experts. You have to give an understanding of the possibilities, and then you need to set up a discussion about opportunities for creative people, and then demands rise, and there's some latency in this process as you could feel from the immersive art experience and the change to other verticals, and I believe that they're by nature and you can't change it. From what I saw on your website, you have a lot of technical people on board. People who can pull apart devices and get down to the board level with them and everything else. Is that a bit unusual? Tobias Lang: I wouldn't say this is unusual. What may be is unusual that we have technical staff who can decide every single day what they want to do, because of some service and stuff like this, it's necessary sometimes, but we drive an R&D team, which is absolutely free to make a choice of what they believe is important for us tomorrow. The market expects us to give feedback on future technology and therefore we have to look deep with our partners into product planning and technology, and this is what we love, and I think that's within our organization, a great job opportunity if you join one of those teams. So when you say you're doing R&D, you're not coming up with your own products, I assume, or am I getting that wrong? Tobias Lang: No, we are not a manufacturer, but we have to set up solutions sometimes. So what we try to do is, we add value to a product. For example, in the US market, most people know us as the cage company, as we did all the projector frames. They almost thought for a while, this is our business. What we did, in reality, is that we looked for a solution for our projectors to use them in rental, and we added a mechanical solution on top. For other products, we add batteries as a solution to run wireless. Now, we added some drone business because we believe if you're strong in mappings and you supply media servers and high-brightness projectors to the markets, you should cover the pixels in the sky in the future too. It also means you're future-proof. Tobias Lang: Future-proof is a hard word. Let's say we are interested in the future, and how it will go. Yeah, I guess you can never be totally sure because it moves so fast. Tobias Lang: That's true. I would assume that when you're doing all this value-added engineering work, it's in part that in order to service a customer and address a project, you can't wait on the marketplace for the suppliers to just develop something and put it on their roadmap to serve your needs. Sometimes, you must do it yourself to make it all happen. Tobias Lang: You have to bring together the information of the need of the market on the one hand and the possibility of, what's on the technical side thinkable on the other hand. So we have to bridge between our customers and the manufacturers, and it depends on the demand or the project. To be honest, in the first project, you understand the need, but the solution is not available yet. But you learn from it to bring it back to the discussion of product planning, and future roadmap, and then you can return with the right solution for the future because if there is a need in AV for a solution, this will hit you a second, a third time and so on. Are you in front of end-user customers at all, or your team, or is that something that you stay at arm's length? Tobias Lang: We try, and I believe we are mostly invisible. Most of the end customers in the European market have no clue that we exist. If our customers rent material from us, it's just a gray case without any brand of Lang AG. I assume that your business partners prefer it that way, they want to own the customer? Tobias Lang: Yeah. We always say we are behind, we let the show to our customers and I think those who like this come back to us and we understand this as one of our values. When we were talking ahead of turning the recording on, you were talking about one of the things that your firm does is you work hard to try to forecast what will be possible and what matters and what the need is of the marketplace. That has to be challenging just because of the way technology shifts, and also, there are so many different factors as to what the marketplace wants including, the war in Ukraine and supply chains and everything else that has happened in the last couple of years. Tobias Lang: Yeah, around 10 or 15 years ago, it was much easier to drive a mid-size family business. But today, with the experience of a pandemic, of such a war influencing the supply chains, you have to make sure that you have an understanding of the global world and the effects which are happening for your industry. So we try to be in shape around this. For the actual situations, we handle this quite well. It is easier if you always love to ask yourself what's new, and what's next, because, then you are flexible and agile enough to change fast. Some of the trends that I've been hearing a lot of discussion about are moving manufacturing out of China into other countries, having storage warehouses, different methodologies for shipping, and everything else. Has that been critical with the weather the last two, or three years? Tobias Lang: I wouldn't say critical, but it is part of the game. This is mostly a discussion around LEDs, and in the end, you have to understand that even if you produce an LED panel in Europe, there will still be parts that will be supplied from Asia. So it's only bringing the challenge to different classes regarding customs rules. It is a bit about politics because it depends on what the European Union will change in the rules of customs, I think there is a similar story in the US. When I was at the Munich Digital Signage Summit Europe, one of the areas that was discussed quite a bit was green signage and sustainability. Is that factoring into how you do business? Tobias Lang: Yeah, a lot, and this is rising fast, and I believe there's no stopping it. So it will continue to rise. In every single supply chain, you will have to report what you do regarding sustainability. You will have to explain yourself in the future much more intensively, much more often how you face this challenge. As a company, it's very important that you have to accept these circumstances and then you should work on it. Energy management and conservation and cutting energy costs were something that was around prior to the Ukraine War and everything that kind of bubbled out that, but has that really heightened in the last year and a half? Tobias Lang: Yes, there is a different pace of this change. I'll give you an example. Last September, there was a new rule by the European Union that all signage displays had to be turned off in Germany between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, and most LED screens were never built to be turned off, so they just used a black image to be turned off. But in reality, they were still running. So this was a challenge, no one was prepared for and I think it's sustainable and good that we now have the discussion of how to manufacture an LED screen, which is easy, honestly speaking, that you can turn off every day. Yeah, I didn't even know that until I was at the Munich thing, because you just assume it's a display, there's an on-and-off. Why is it difficult for them to be turned off and then turned back on gracefully? Tobias Lang: Honestly, in most installations, those screens were done modular, which is no surprise because it's cheaper in transport, and then you set up the screen, and you do some kind of dressing, and not all screens understand the dressing once you turn the screen on. The result is if you turn the screens off, you can turn it on again. You need to have an LED Technician too, because the dressing is no longer working. These are just simple things, but this is a different way of thinking because, in the past, people were consulted to let the screen runs. And are there workarounds? Is this all being addressed? Tobias Lang: Yes, there are some workarounds out there. There's a lot ongoing and I believe this story will be done in 12 to 18 months completely. It is a learning curve, and it also shows the strengths of our industry that we can adapt fast. We can do a lot regarding sustainability because we can save energy quickly if we focus on the right questions. In an absolute way of thinking, we are maybe not the greenest industry, but in relation from year to year, we improved so much that we can be proud as an industry of what we are doing. Is it a hardware fix that puts an intermediary device, or is it a software fix, or is it like the new generation of Nova Star controllers and so on that will get around that? Tobias Lang: So, in the first step, it is a hardware fix, what is done now, and in the second step, it will be mostly a software fix. One of the things that I read in another article that was attributed to you was, and we were talking ahead of this discussion, you were saying how LED and LCD will merge, and I was thinking it kind of is because LCDs are using LEDs as their backlighting and so on, but you're talking about something different here, right? Tobias Lang: First of all, I have to mention that it is tremendous what is happening in 2023 in the LED market. When I went to ISE, I was surprised at how many manufacturers talked about micro LEDs… And some of it actually was true micro LED. Tobias Lang: Yeah, that's true. But before this year's ISE, it looked like all the manufacturers of high-resolution LEDs were going to chip-on-board technology, and then the semiconductors offered a micro LED package, so a package again with where you could do pick and place like with SMDs to produce an LED panel, and a lot of companies looked into this and announced that where they will have a product in future based on this technology. And I wondered, okay. Is this even before COB has started to come to the top the end of COB because there is a superior technology? This is still an open question. I can't answer it by today. But it shows how interesting it is, and the comment about LED and LCD merging is based on the fact that now nearly every former LCD manufacturer, like the Chinese BOE, is joining the LED race because everyone is accepting that there will be a lot of replacement from the LED or former LCD installations and based on this challenge, a lot of LCD manufacturers ask their health how to use the stuff they did in the past, and they found out that if they use the transistor film, they have an LCD, they could supply active matrix solutions based on LED as the video source. So driving every single pixel by a transistor to get a value as a product that is superior to what we know. So I believe we will see screens that are more flexible, and more transparent than we used to, and this is incredibly interesting because it will change our understanding of the word display and screen to have just one dimension in a 4:3 or 16:9 screen. We have to start to think completely differently, and the funny thing is that the concept of active matrix and passive matrix, I don't know, maybe 30 years old or whatever, was there as long as I am in the industry, but it was always too expensive to drive every single pixel and there were no advantages, but now it seems like an active matrix became reachable in a price range, and there are supplies added values because you get such light and flexible products and for example, the hype of the transparent LED from Muxwave we saw at the last shows was one of the rising stars, gives us a first look in the first understanding of what could be the future, what could be possible and I'm pretty sure we will see many more products based on this technology. Not everyone, to be honest, agrees that this is the way to go. There are some manufacturers which believe passive matrix is still the way to go, but there are also a lot of manufacturers which believe in active matrix. It is very interesting to follow this discussion and to see every single move of the different manufacturers, and this is for example, for me, a strong argument why it is wrong as a market player just to visit one show a year. That's the reason why you have to show ISE and InfoComm, Display Week because the different levels of information you get at the different shows by the different timing is helping me so much to face these questions. I'm trying to wrap my head around this. When you're talking about TFT, does that limit the dimensions and shape of the displays to how LCD is made right now in terms of having mother glass, and the largest display you're going to get is 105 inches, or does that not really in play here? Tobias Lang: Yeah, I'm not an expert, to be honest, on LCD factories. What is the limitation of the size? Is it the glass? Is this the Tft? Is it a combination? But for sure, this will have an influence on active matrix products. For example, at Muxwave, it's about the drivers, the number of pixels, you can reach, it's not about the transistors. So this question will be answered by yes/maybe if you have really high-resolution products, and maybe by no, if you have lower-resolution products. Because you do a lot of work in the rental market, equipment is going to be put up and torn down repeatedly. You have to think a lot about durability, right? Tobias Lang: Yes, that's true, and redundancy. This is one of the main challenges. If we face AV over IP, which will come into our market for sure, and we believe based on XMTP and IPMX but it is a change, and people in the event, want to be sure that everything is working out because if you look at a modern event what kind of amount of setup timing those professional players have left, it's quite tight, and they need to be sure that everything is working and therefore, we have to understand that our role is to make their work as easy as possible. Having chip-on-board and things with hardened or more durable surfaces and having lightweight, grid-based systems, even down to something like the Muxwave product, which is super thin and would go up and down pretty easily, that stuff, I assume, is pretty attractive? Tobias Lang: Yeah, that's one of the arguments we believe you will see those solutions in rental and staging too because there are advantages in rental and staging regarding transport cost, which is also a question which is regarding sustainability, and then it is an advantage quite often, in setup timing. There will be a mix, and this is somehow in our life so incredible that you can always learn from one vertical to the other, so sometimes technology, which is done for integration, will be helpful in event and staging and vice versa. Last question. I'm curious if there's a project that you've seen in the last year or so, digital signage or pro AV in some way where you thought, okay, that's really good, that's where this is all going. Tobias Lang: As you can imagine, I was involved in several projects, and I don't want to mention any particular out of this, but I can tell you I'm really looking forward to coming to Vegas to see the fair by myself in real life because I did some running when they were setting it up while different shows in the morning and I always pass by, and when I saw the first images on social media, I was excited and this is for sure a big thing, and like I think everyone in the industry, I would love to see it in real life. Yeah, I'm looking forward to that in December when I go to Digital Signage Experience. I've been watching it for a while now and actually trying to do a podcast with them, and maybe one day they'll say, yes. Tobias Lang: I will for sure listen to this podcast. Yes. It's the company that's the LED suppliers, the same one that put the LEDs on the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Montreal Company. Alright. Tobias, thank you very much for spending time with me. Tobias Lang: Much appreciated, Dave. Thank you for having the interest, and I enjoyed every single second.
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As discussed previously on this show, license plate readers have been a controversial technology for law enforcement. Some see them as a crucial tool for tracking crime. Others see them as another facet of over-policing that is ripe for abuse. A six-month pilot program ended last month, and Metro Council recently voted to put off voting on further use of LPRs, in order to give themselves more time to review data compiled by the Community Oversight Board. What's in the COB's report? What are the community's concerns about LPRs? And why do other community members and law enforcement want them? Guests: Dylan Depriest, data analyst for the Metro Nashville Community Oversight Board Mark Wynn, former police officer and Metro Nashville Community Oversight Board member Reverend Davie Tucker, Jr., pastor of Beech Creek Missionary Baptist Church Luis Mata, policy coordinator for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition This episode was produced by Rose Gilbert.
Mientras más de 5.5 millones de guatemaltecos emitían su sufragio durante las elecciones del 25 de junio, una comunidad q'eqchi optó por no votar. El grupo, compuesto por unas 400 personas que viven en un área remota de Cobán, decidió abstenerse. Lo hicieron como protesta ante un sistema de partidos que, en gran parte, les ignoró. Pero también porque algunos de ellos ya no creen en la actual forma del Estado y apuestan por uno plurinacional. Un reportaje de Gilberto Escobar para No Ficción, leído y producido por Elsa Rucal. Para leer el reportaje haga clic aquí.
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“Lugar de terror”: este es el significado de la palabra Xibalba, que en la mitología de los mayas quiché indica el inframundo gobernado por los dioses de la muerte. En el siglo XIV se creía que la entrada a Xibalba era una cueva cerca de Cobán, Guatemala. Más recientemente, un sistema de cuevas descubiertas en Belice sugieren que se trataba de la verdadera entrada al inframundo. Según los mayas, otro acceso a Xibalba era la oscura línea de separación visible en la Vía Láctea. Muchas culturas de nuestro planeta hablan de mundos subterráneos misteriosos gobernados por guardianes oscuros que supervisan las actividades humanas. El mundo infraterreno se asocia generalmente con la oscuridad, el mal y la muerte. Uno de los ejemplos más significativos de esta idea está contenida en la mitología Maya Quiché, en el que menciona Xibalba, un submundo gobernado por doce dioses conocidos como los “Señores de Xibalba”. Los mayas, sin embargo, no creen en Xibalba como un mundo metafísico o espiritual, sino como un reino físico, oculto bajo la superficie de la tierra y accesible a través de entradas reales. En el siglo XIV, de hecho, se suponía que la entrada a Xibalba estaba ubicada en una cueva cerca de Cobán, Guatemala. Algunos de los descendientes del pueblo Quiché Maya que viven en sus proximidades todavía se refieren a esa misma área como una zona relacionada con la muerte. Xibalba Xibalba es descrito en el Popol Vuh como un gran lugar subterráneo consta de una serie de estructuras, la primera de las cuales es el Consejo de los Señores de Xibalba. Además, se mencionan las casas de los señores, jardines y otras estructuras que parecen describir a Xibalba como una gran ciudad. El camino de la superficie conduce a Xibalba es descrito como lleno de trampas y obstáculos. Quién quiere entrar en el mundo subterráneo debe pasar antes por un río lleno de escorpiones, a continuación, otro lleno de sangre, y, por último, otro lleno de pus. Después de eso, uno se encuentra frente a una encrucijada que consta de cuatro calles, que tienen la intención de confundir y engañar a los viajeros. Sólo después de superar tales obstáculos se pondrá en frente de la Junta de Xibalba, en la que el primer deber del peregrino es saludar a sus Señores. Señores de Xibalba Señores de Xibalba Xibalba. Entre el mito y la realidad En 2008, un grupo de arqueólogos había descubierto un laberinto submarino compuesto por 14 cuevas salpicadas de templos y pirámides. Los investigadores se preguntan si la estructura subterránea ha inspirado de alguna manera los mitos de los mayas, o si lo opuesto ocurrió realmente. En una de las cuevas, los exploradores encontraron un camino pavimentado de 90 metros que termina en una columna. “Estas estructuras probablemente estaban destinadas a un ritual muy elaborado”, dice Guillermo de Anda a National Geographic. “Todo estaba ligado a la muerte, a la vida y al sacrificio humano.” El más antiguo hallado por los arqueólogos es representado por un barco que data de hace unos 2000 años. Además de fragmentos, se encontraron restos de cerámica que datan entre 750 y 850 después de Cristo. “Estas cuevas fueron considerados acceso a otros reinos y están vinculados a la oscuridad, al miedo y a entidades monstruosas”, continúa de Anda, quien agregó que el mito puede haber sugerido la construcción de templos. William Saturno, experto en cultura maya de la Universidad de Boston, cree que la construcción de los templos bajo el agua indica un importante esfuerzo para crear estos portales. Además de bucear profundo para llegar a las cuevas, los constructores tuvieron que contener la respiración durante mucho tiempo para completar el trabajo de construcción de Xibalba. Este aspecto es un enigma que aún tiene que ser explicado.
Hoy anunciamos que Cobá, antigua ciudad maya en Quintana Roo, se incorporará al Programa de Mejoramiento de Zonas Arqueológicas (Promeza). Gracias a las grandes y antiguas civilizaciones que florecieron en el territorio, como México no hay dos. La Cuarta Transformación exalta la grandeza cultural del país porque es fundamental conocer de dónde venimos para entender el presente y saber hacia dónde vamos.
Get our newsletter free here or text “GRE” to 66866. Higher interest rates are cracking the economy—failing banks and failing commercial RE loans. With many expecting rates to go much higher, what else will break? Keith Weinhold, the host of the Get Rich Education podcast, discusses the current state of interest rates and their potential future trajectory. Jim Rogers, legendary investor with an estimated $300M net worth, returns. He shares his insights on interest rates and inflation. We discuss the impact of inflation on various asset classes, including real estate, and the potential for higher interest rates in the future. The conversation also touches on topics such as agricultural real estate, the oil market, central bank digital currencies, and the role of gold and bitcoin as alternative forms of wealth storage. Overall, the episode provides valuable insights into the current economic landscape and its implications for investors. Title [00:01:56] Introduction and overview of the current state of interest rates and market distortions. Title [00:05:03] Discussion on the unpredictability of interest rate predictions and the acknowledgment of inflation by Jerome Powell. Title [00:08:28] Explanation of the historical trend of interest rates, the recent rise in rates, and predictions for future rate movements. Title [00:12:09] Jim Rogers on Borrowing Money and Interest Rates Discussion on the benefits of borrowing money at low interest rates and the prediction of interest rates going higher. Title [00:14:27] Jerome Powell and the Possibility of a Soft Landing Questioning whether Jerome Powell can raise interest rates enough to control inflation without causing an economic crash. Title [00:18:41] Inflation, Interest Rates, and Real Estate Exploring the impact of inflation and interest rates on real estate investments and the potential risks for property owners. Topic 1: Agricultural Real Estate [00:22:21] Discussion on the opportunities in agricultural real estate due to erratic weather patterns and reduced yields in various crops. Topic 2: Oil Market [00:24:16] Conversation about the current state of the oil market, the decline in known reserves, and the potential for higher energy prices. Topic 3: Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) [00:26:04] Exploration of the proliferation of CBDCs and the implications of a digital currency controlled by central authorities, including potential restrictions on spending and increased government control. Title [00:32:06] History of Money and Gold Standard Discussion on the different forms of money throughout history and the transition from silver to gold as the basis for the US currency. Title [00:32:47] The Diminishing Value of the Dollar The prediction that the value of the dollar will continue to diminish over time and the suggestion to invest in real estate instead of saving in dollars. 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From Mount Washington, New Hampshire to Mount Whitney, California, and across 188 nations worldwide. I'm Keith Whitefield and you are listening to Get Rich Education. Hey, it's great to have you back. Interest rates are not high today. They're just moderate by historic standards. But of course, the rapid rate of increases last year was faster than it's ever been in our lives. And that's what introduces market distortions. Today's guest is going to talk about that with us later. That's the legendary Jim Rogers. And it's public information that he has an estimated $300 million net worth. When Jim talks, people listen. When he was here with us in 2019, he was emphatic that interest rates were going to go much higher. Speaker 1 (00:02:43) - He was completely correct. And few others were saying that then. In fact, when he's with us here shortly, all recite the interest rate quote that he stated here on this show back then and get his forecast from this point on as well before discussing interest rates a quarter recently ended. So let's whip around the asset classes as we do here at times, because you need to be able to compare real estate with other investments. The first half of this year, the S&P 500 was up a fat 17%. I'm just running to the nearest whole percent here. The tech heavy Nasdaq index had its best first half of the year in four decades. Gold was up 6%. Oil was down 34%. Bitcoin up an astounding 84% the first six months of the year. And that's partly because it really bottomed out near the beginning of this year per Freddie Mac. The 30 year fixed mortgage began the year at 6.5%, and now it's up to 6.7 for real estate. Since it lags, we've got a realtor.com year over year figure. Speaker 1 (00:03:48) - The median listing price was up 1% to 440 K financial institutions aced their Fed stress test that they call it that measures how banks are holding up during a downturn. Q1 GDP was revised way higher than they previously calculated, so the economy is doing even better than many thought. And the number of Americans that are filing for new unemployment claims that fell the most in 20 months. So therefore, the economy is still hot by a lot of measures. Well, that puts more upward pressure on interest rates. Well, an interest rate that can be thought of as your cost of money, and they can even affect factors beyond the economic world. For example, in demographics, I mean, historically high interest rates, they've actually been a mild impediment to people's very migration and mobility. Understand the Fed's interest rate predictions and really all of their predictions have been awful, just awful. A long line of them. Fed Chair Jerome Powell's inflation is transitory. I mean, this is the latest notable one. He said that in 2021. Speaker 1 (00:05:03) - I mean, though, look on your phones weather app, you don't trust the weather forecast ten days into the future. So I don't know why we would listen so intently, even reverentially to what the Fed economists predict for the next month or the next year. I mean, the economy can have as many or more variables than the weather. I'm going to assume. And these people know nothing Volcker, Greenspan, Bernanke, Yellen, Powell. They know nothing but see, they act like they know. So I just sort of wish they'd say we don't know more often. And by the way, this is why I do not predict interest rates like virtually everyone else. I know nothing on that. I joke around and I say I will let someone else be wrong and go ahead and predict interest rates. It's really hard to do now. A little credit to Jerome Powell later on, though, he did acknowledge that they ought to stop calling inflation transitory. So I think the word transitory has different meanings to different people. Speaker 1 (00:06:08) - To many, it carries. Speaker 3 (00:06:09) - A time, a sense of of short lived. We tend to to to use it to mean that that it won't leave a permanent mark in the form of higher inflation. I think it's it's probably a good time to retire that that word and try to explain more clearly what we mean. Speaker 1 (00:06:26) - Another credit to Powell in today's Fed is that they'll tell you what interest rate decisions they plan to make at upcoming meetings, which is certainly a welcome departure from the opaque Alan Greenspan where you needed to try to translate his Fed speak. So if the Fed rate goes higher, then you can generally expect other rates to go higher. The prime rate mortgage rates, credit card interest rates, automobile loans and more. Jim Grant. Who's been running the interest rate observer since 1983. He recently said that we are embarking into a long era of higher interest rates. He says that that's due to inflation and asset price speculation and of course rates wouldn't move up in some sort of straight line from here. During recessions, interest rates fall. Speaker 1 (00:07:14) - Well, in that case, if you had recessions during a longer term up spell, where you'd have is higher interest rate lows in a recession. Now, starting in 1958, something strange happened in America. In a recession, prices did not fall into many. This marked the beginning of the age of inflation. That was 65 years ago. So you're pretty used to that. If there is a recession, prices don't fall. All right. Well, after that period, rates went up, up, up until they peaked in 1981. And then they went down. Rates fell from 1981 until 2021, and now they have begun to rise again. Well, because artificially low rates that were set to deal with Covid, because they're still recent, I mean, many people have this sort of muscle memory of zero zero interest rate policy. Maybe you do, too. And it was an all you can eat buffet table of credit. And that buffet table was open for business for ten years. Well, now that we've hiked up the Fed funds rate from 0 to 5%. Speaker 1 (00:08:28) - All right. Well, back on June 28th, Powell said that more restrictive policy is still the COB because they're continuing to fight inflation. And that includes the likelihood of quarter point interest rate hikes at consecutive meetings and two or more increases by the end of this year. Now, our frequent macro economist contributor here on the show, Richard Duncan. He says there is an unusual divergence between weak credit growth and solid economic growth. And that was probably brought about by the surge in savings from people's government checks during the pandemic. Well, if that divergence persists, then the Fed might have to raise rates even more than the half percent plus that they suggested is necessary by the end of this year. And Duncan says that the stock market is not prepared for the Fed rate to go from 5% today up to 6%. And if it does, the stock market could be in for a painful correction in the months ahead. Now, to my point about interest rates being hard to predict, some economists think that rates will generally fall after this year as well. Speaker 1 (00:09:34) - So some people see it that way, but I think there are more now predicting that they will rise rather than fall. As the legendary investor that predicted that interest rates were going to go way higher when he was back here with us in 2019 is he joins us soon. We could have some challenging audio quality on this remote to Singapore, but people really hang on what Jim has to say. That's next. I'm Keith Wild. You're listening to episode 457 of Get Rich Education. With real estate capital Jacksonville. Real estate has outperformed the stock market by 44% over the last 20 years. 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And you're listening to Get Rich Education with Keith Reinhold. Don't Quit Your Day Dreams. Today's guest is one of the most esteemed celebrated and legendary business moguls, investors and financial commentators of our time. He co-founded the Quantum Fund, one of the world's first truly global funds. He's created his own commodities index, his own ETF, and he is a popular author of a great many books. Welcome back. For your third appearance on Jim Rogers case. There's no reason to go into all that. I'm just a simple Earth. That's why people like listening to you, because you rather plain spoken on what some people deem to be some pretty complex concepts. Speaker 1 (00:12:09) - So it's good to have you here joining remotely from where you live in Singapore. You were here with us in both 2019 and 2021 and in 2019 here on the show you said and I've got the quote right here, if you can borrow a lot of money for a long period of time at low interest rates, rush out and do it right now, That's what you said. That was prescient. And also in 2019 here on the show, you said, and I quote again, interest rates are going to go much, much, much higher over the next few decades and it is going to ruin a lot of people. And here we are today. So what are your thoughts with regard to interest rates and inflation here? Jim. Speaker 4 (00:12:52) - You make many mistake. Please. It's made many, many mistakes and I'm sure hope I live long enough to make many, many more mistakes. Yes, interest rates are up. They're up substantially. It sent them, but it is not over yet. Interest rates will go much, much higher because we have friend, not just we, but central banks everywhere have printed huge amounts of money. Speaker 4 (00:13:17) - And whenever you print lots of money, inflation, college interest rates go higher and the usual amount of money inflation gets very high. And that always leads to central banks having to raise interest rates too high level because they don't know what else to do. In 1980, before you were born, interest rates on central US government Treasury bills, 90 day Treasury bills, interest rates were over 21%. Gosh, that's not a typo. 21% because inflation was out of control and we had to take drastic measures, which meant you have to do something like that again. Speaker 1 (00:13:58) - That would be interesting. So to bring us up to where we are right now, the federal funds rate is basically gone from 0 to 5% since last year. Mortgage rates rose from 3% to 7% just last year alone. And a lot of nations are jacking up interest rates. Turkey just decided that they are going to raise interest rates 6.5% all at once. And some people don't think that is enough. So here we are. I mean, you talked about what happened about 40 years ago. Speaker 1 (00:14:27) - Can Jerome Powell engineer a soft landing? Does he have any chance of doing that where he can raise rates enough to quell inflation but yet not crash the economy? Speaker 4 (00:14:37) - No, of course not. First of all, in 1980, America was still a creditor nation. Now with the largest detonation in the history of the world. Yeah, that's staggering. And they go up every week, and the amount of money that's been printed is beyond comprehension. I don't know how they can solve this problem without really getting drastic and taking interest rates to very high levels back in 1980. The Federal Reserve had the support of the president. The president told him to do whatever you have to do because the head of the central bank was all over. It was a smart man. He knew what he had to do, but he made sure he had political support before he did it. Now, the president did not get reelected because Volcker did what had to be done. We don't have as smart a central bank head now as we did then. Speaker 4 (00:15:31) - And the amount of money that's been printed is overwhelming. And America's debt with the largest detonation in the history of the world and we were a creditor then. So there are things that are different. So he would be worried if I were you. In fact, I am worried, so I'll leave it to you. But I'm more. Speaker 1 (00:15:50) - Well, that's right. Carter was a one term president. We'll see if Jerome Powell ends up breaking too many things. If Biden only ends up being a one term president, then as well, whether it's his fault or not, oftentimes the onus could fall on him. You bring up all this debt, the greatest detonation in the history of the world. And maybe the first time you and I spoke back in 2019, I don't know what our debt was then. Maybe it was 25 trillion. Now it's more than $32 trillion. Maybe just as concerning. More our debt to GDP ratio is about 121%. So I guess really what I'm getting at, Jim, is how will we know that things break and things are already breaking in a world of higher interest rates with failing banks and more stress in the commercial real estate market. Speaker 1 (00:16:37) - So what else is going to break? Speaker 4 (00:16:40) - Jimmy Carter did say to go do whatever you have to do and I will go you. I doubt Biden would say to the central bank, do whatever you have to do without or you. And I doubt if the central bank Powell, the head of the central bank, now really comprehend what he's gotten us into. You know, he kept saying all along, oh, don't worry, everything is under control. The secretary of the Treasury, Janet Yellen, he's got Ivy League degrees, also kept saying, don't worry, everything is under control. We know what we're doing. We do have different people this time, not many Paul Volcker's that comes along in history. To me, the indications are going to get worse. They will not solve the problem until we have a very, very serious problem. I'm not optimistic. Having said that, if I'm not selling short or anything else at the moment, I'm worried about the markets in a year or two. But at the moment, since nobody seems to understand what they're doing at the Reserve or in the presidency, we can have okay times for a while, but the ultimate problem gets worse and worse and worse unless you deal with it. Speaker 1 (00:17:56) - I don't know whether the economy has been slowed down enough yet or not. So in the midst of higher interest rates, we continue to create an awful lot of jobs. But there's a greater body of work that shows a lot of these jobs are just jobs that have recovered, that were lost in the pandemic. Speaker 4 (00:18:13) - The economy is not bad in the US, economy is still strong. You mentioned office. You'll have a lot of jobs. ET cetera. Yes, we have inflation, but inflation is not as bad as it was in the 70s. And you look out the window and everything seems okay. At the moment. I'm just worried about what's coming down the road because I know that some throughout history, if you print a huge amount of money, you create big problems. Speaker 1 (00:18:41) - We are avid real estate investors here directly investing in real estate. And as we have this chat about inflation and interest rates is real estate investors, ideally we would have low interest rates and high inflation. However, those two are positively correlated. Speaker 1 (00:18:57) - You typically have both high interest rates and high inflation or low interest rates in low inflation. That positive correlation. Speaker 4 (00:19:05) - Inflation always in the history has led to higher interest rates for a variety of reasons, which I'm sure you understand. If history is any guide, interest rates are going to go much, much higher eventually. And then you know very well I interest rates are not good for property, not good for real estate investors. They never have that. Even if you don't have any big debt and you don't have that problem or mortgage problems or anything, maybe your neighbors do. And if your neighbors have problems, that means their property prices will go down and that's going to affect you because you're nearby and everybody will say, oh, that property is collapsing. What about teeth? And teeth can say, Oh, no, don't worry about me. I don't have any debt. They'll say, okay, you don't have any debt, but we can buy property in your neighborhood. Very cheap because your neighbors have problems. Speaker 4 (00:20:06) - That gives you a problem. Speaker 1 (00:20:08) - That's right. Fortunately, Americans have plenty of protective equity in their properties despite these higher rates. You know, residential real estate here in the second half of 2023 is still doing just fine, probably because there's still a scarce supply of residential real estate. You've got more people working from home driving demand for residential real estate. But of course, office real estate has probably been hit the worst, crunched by high interest rates and the work from home trend both. So really that's where we've seen so many of the cracks in the real estate world, especially around the office space. Where else might we see cracks as interest rates continue to go higher like you think they will? Speaker 4 (00:20:46) - Well, again, throughout history, when interest rates go higher and it attracts investors and money and people take their money out of property or stocks or whatever with their money and say yielding is you can buy the Treasury bills at 21%. That's attractive to a lot of people. And that's, you know, risk free and it's very high return. Speaker 4 (00:21:12) - So as interest rates go higher in attracts money from other investment classes in other areas, it's very simple. People are not that dumb. We know that if we can get high interest rates safe, they will do it. And we have to take a risk and the stock market or something else for that spike to do. Speaker 1 (00:21:33) - Sure. Higher rates just incentivize a few more people to be savers as they can now safely get above 4% in these online bank accounts today, where they are getting pretty close to 0% just a couple years ago. We talk about real estate investment. Oftentimes here we talk about improved property on a piece of land. But of course, the more traditional use of real estate is growing crops on a piece of land. And I know you've been a long time agricultural investing enthusiast and a thought leader in agricultural real estate investing. What are your thoughts about agricultural real estate, since in these past few years really we've seen more of these erratic weather patterns that have resulted in things like reduced peach yields in Georgia and reduced ores yields in Florida. Speaker 1 (00:22:21) - Something else, Jim, we've seen reduced coffee yield in Panama, that last one, that's sort of a fractional ownership investment that we featured on the show here. Fractional ownership investment in coffee farm parcels in Panama. That's created some problems with their yield. Of course, you can see that reflected in the low levels of the Panama Canal as well that looks to threaten the economy. But what are your thoughts about agricultural real estate in this erratic weather that we've had? Perhaps that's an opportunity if that's reflected in lower agricultural real estate prices? Speaker 4 (00:22:52) - I'm optimistic about agricultural land prices because, you know, for a long time, nobody wants to be a farmer. The average age of farmers in America is 58. The average age in Japan is 66. Mean, I can go on and on. Although the highest rate of bankruptcy in the UK is in agriculture. So agricultural disaster worldwide for a long time and disaster usually leads to great opportunities. If you know how to drive a tractor, if you should go buy yourself some farmland and become a farmer, if you like getting hot and sweaty every day, it can be a very exciting way to live. Speaker 4 (00:23:38) - I just see I know from history when something gets very bad for a long time, it usually leads to a great opportunity. Speaker 1 (00:23:48) - Well, you are so experienced in commodities trading in the number one, the most traded commodity in the world is oil. And it seems that the oil price really isn't very high now, especially when you adjust that for all the inflation that we've had the past few years and of course the oil market and the oil price drives the prices of so many other downstream products. So what are your thoughts with regard to the oil market and where we're headed there? Jim. Speaker 4 (00:24:16) - I know that known reserves of oil have peaked and are in decline just about worldwide. Does it mean it has to continue going up? But unless somebody finds a lot of oil quickly in accessible areas, the price of energy undoubtedly will go higher. The price of energy is going to stay high. Oil and natural gas, whether we like it or not, and I know we don't like it, but unless you wave a magic wand and you know, in Washington, they keep doing things that they don't help the supply of energy, they they damage it because they put restrictions and controls on energy. Speaker 4 (00:24:55) - So unless something happens somewhere in the world pretty quickly, energy is not going to be cheap. Speaker 1 (00:25:01) - Renewables like solar and wind may be the future, but oil has a high degree of energy density that a lot of those renewables still don't. We're talking with legendary investor Jim Rogers. He's joining us from Singapore. You talked about all this dollar printing, which has created inflation. And in order for central governments and central banks to get more control over people, discussion with Cbdcs central bank digital currencies has really percolated quite a bit in the past few years here. And with your international perspective, your world view. I'd like to know what your thoughts are on Cbdcs, whether you see a proliferation of it, where you see it starting for those that aren't aware of it. Central bank, digital currencies. That gives a government central control where all money is digital issued by the central authority, where your money can be stored digitally on your phone so that a central authority like a bank or a government can have control over you. Speaker 1 (00:26:04) - For example, if your local economy is sagging, well, the government could tell you through your cbdc, your central bank, digital currency, for example, that you need to spend 30% of your income within a ten mile radius or else your money expires. Or this would give central authorities power to do something like say, you know, there's a curfew so you can't spend any of your money after 9 p.m. or this is where they could push ESG, environmental, social and governance agendas through targeting your spending or targeting your spending through diversity, equity and inclusion and getting more control that way through Cbdc. So what are your thoughts with the proliferation potentially of Cbdcs, Jim? Speaker 4 (00:26:44) - We're all going to have digital money in the future, whether we like it or not. It already happened and China's way ahead of it. You can't take a tax in China with money. You have to have your digital money. Your own money. Yeah. And the ice cream in China with money. So it is happening. And nearly every country is working on computer money. Speaker 4 (00:27:06) - Let's call it whatever you want to put your money. And governments love computer money is cheaper. It's easier. They don't have to transport it all they love. But mainly they love it because they've complete control over all of us. As you point out, they know everything you do. They'll call you up one day and say, Keith, you've had too much coffee this month. Stop drinking so much. Whatever it is, they love control and they love knowledge. I don't, but they do. So this is the world we're coming to. None of us will have money in our pockets except on our own. And yes, that's the new world. It's not far away in 2023. Okay. Anything that's not good for the citizen, Washington will catch up very fast if it's good for them. So no money is coming. Speaker 1 (00:28:00) - Yeah. Let's hope the cbdcs don't turn up the coffee for anybody. This might make one wonder, you know, what can they do about it is you see more cbdc sentiment building in other nations with them potentially doing something like this. Speaker 1 (00:28:15) - Is it a smart thing then for someone rather than store dollars, to instead borrow dollars by having loans on real estate? Or is it better to just completely be out of the government system of currency issuance or at least park more of your prosperity outside of the government system of dollars and euros and pesos and riyals and yen, and instead into a non governmental alternative like gold or Bitcoin. Would that be a better path? What are your thoughts there? Speaker 4 (00:28:44) - When the government says, okay, now this is money, they're not going to say, okay, but if you want to use that money over there, use their money. We don't care. Governments love control and they love Monopoly, especially when it comes to money. So there may be competing types of money that you dollars now anyway. I guess you and I could swap gold coins or seashells or something if we wanted to. Most of the people in the US use government money and that's the way it's going to be. Whether we like it or not, the government has the monopoly. Speaker 4 (00:29:22) - They have the guns. And if you can say, All right, I'm not going to use government money, I'll say, okay, but you're not going to be able to pay your taxes, then you're money. You're not going to be able to buy a driver's license or pay your other fees with other money. You're going to have to use government approved money. Speaker 1 (00:29:42) - Well, the government tried to shut down ownership of gold like they did previously or Bitcoin, which would be unprecedented. I'm talking about the United States government, especially in this case or other developed economies. Speaker 4 (00:29:54) - But when the US took away the right to go in 30s, that was gold was the basis for. Monetary system. It is much, much, much more important to the world economy. Then gold is not that important in the world's economy now. It's important, but so is right. So a lot of stuff. So I doubt if they will take gold away again. I don't see them outlawing digital money currency unless it becomes very successful and competitive to the government. Speaker 4 (00:30:30) - Then they'll do. They always have. Speaker 1 (00:30:33) - Bitcoin's market cap is still under $1 trillion, but increasingly you do have more and more politicians that own Bitcoin and there are a few advocates for Bitcoin there in Congress. So if that's the change you want to see, maybe you want to vote in people that are promoting the holding of prosperity outside of US dollars really by being Bitcoin advocates in Congress there. That's one thing that you can possibly do. But we talk about gold and silver. You know, I really like the fact that it is scarce. Just like Bitcoin has scarcity. There will never be more than 21 million Bitcoin. And of course gold and silver have a finite supply. Speaker 4 (00:31:14) - Well, but first of all, please remember many digital currencies, not Bitcoin, but many have already disappeared and gone to zero. Speaker 1 (00:31:23) - And there are some Bitcoin critics out there that say something like, well, there have been more than 20,000 cryptocurrencies. So what makes Bitcoin any better? Well, I think the fact that a lot of these cryptocurrencies that have little or no utility or mean coins, so if they come by and then they die, I don't think that should diminish Bitcoin in its utility in any way. Speaker 1 (00:31:42) - Just like there have been over 20,000 stocks in history. And if a new stock comes by that doesn't have any value or any fundamentals and it fails, it doesn't diminish the market cap leader Apple one bit at all. So I don't think it's a valid comparison to say that just because a new cryptocurrency comes and goes that shouldn't diminish or knock Bitcoin at all, just like it shouldn't Apple, if a flashy new stock comes by and dies? Speaker 4 (00:32:06) - Well, throughout history, money has come and gone. People use seashells, people use cows, People use lots of things, glass beads all over the world. You know, the US was founded on a silver standard at 1792. Silver was the basis for the US currency that later changed to gold. Speaker 1 (00:32:27) - What's so interesting, Jim, written in our United States Constitution, it stated that gold and silver shall be money, but of course it's not. In Nixon completely departed the last vestige of that in 1971. Yet there was no amendment written to the Constitution to supersede it. Speaker 1 (00:32:47) - Gold and silver shall be money when it comes to currency and how one measures the prosperity in the United States. It is the dollar. We know it's going to continue to be the dollar for some period of time yet, and you can't get too many certainties in investing. And really the second near certainty we can get is that the dollar is going to continue to diminish in value. So that's why rather than save it, we borrow for real estate. Jim, wrap it up here. In this world of higher inflation, though, it's come down in higher interest rates where you tend to think they will keep going higher. What should one do, maybe especially a younger person today, You know, any direction that you would have for a younger person, a younger investor, or maybe that's even investing in themselves and developing skills themselves. So what are your thoughts? Speaker 4 (00:33:33) - They're all investors. Young, old, whatever should invest only in what they themselves know a lot about. If you want to be successful, don't listen to somebody on the TV or in the magazine or even on the Internet. Speaker 4 (00:33:48) - You know your program. They should invest only in what they know about you. Listen to somebody and she said, Buy X and you buy x and x goes up. You don't know what to do because you don't know why you bought it. Right? X goes down, you don't know what to do because you don't know why you bought it. So if you want to be successful, just stay with what you yourself know a lot about. You might say that's boring. Be boring If you want to be successful, be boring. You know, invest in what you know. And I cannot tell you how important that is for all investors, young or old. Speaker 1 (00:34:31) - Yeah, well, to sum it up on rates, Jim Rogers said that governments have debt, therefore governments will keep printing. So then governments will raise rates to keep inflation in check. Remember, just last year, a lot of people didn't think that Powell would have the guts to raise rates so high. Well, he sure did. Who else did I ask about how high interest rates will go? Will, I asked you on our get Recession Instagram poll, the majority of you think. Speaker 1 (00:35:01) - That the Fed rate will exceed 6%. And again, it's about 5% now. All right. Well, then with mortgage rates around six and three quarters now, perhaps they'd go up to about 8%. But of course, mortgage rates don't track the Fed rate in lockstep. They more closely follow the yield on the ten year note. Now, this is really interesting for real estate investors when inflation is low. So interest rates, well, in those environments, real estate people seem to love that. But you know what? Those two things pretty much cancel out. Well, since we're big borrowers as real estate investors, you get less benefit from low inflation and more benefit from low interest rates, just like high inflation and high interest rates cancel out because now you've got your debt being debase faster and a greater interest expense to pay. So really it's a wash either way. If for some reason real estate investors seem to be more concerned about high interest than they are thinking about the benefits of the high inflation and in fact, real estate investors, hey, we can totally have our cake and eat it too, because when inflation goes high, well, you can stay fixed on your low interest rates. Speaker 1 (00:36:16) - And then when inflation and rates go low, you can refinance. So savvy real estate investors then in fact benefit from the inflation and interest rate dance. This kind of tango that they do where they stay together. If you enjoy the show here each week, do you mind doing something as a give back that takes less than two minutes of your time? Leave a podcast rating and review. The fastest way to do this is just perform a search. Either search how to leave in Apple Podcasts Review, or how to leave a Spotify podcast review. I'd be grateful that helps others find the show. 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In this episode we meet with 3 of Australia's Connemara pony breeders who are passionate about the pony and the promotion of the breed through the Connemara Pony Breeders Society Australia.1. Catherine Hollingsworth Catherine is the CPBSA Registrar and breeds under the Badine prefix. Catherine has been associated with Connemara ponies in Australia for 20 years. Originally involved with the Wychwood Stud for 13 years, she has more recently been operating under the Badine prefix and breeding one or two ponies. While at Wychwood Catherine produced both pure bred and part bred ponies and competed predominantly ‘in hand' and in endurance.Notable ponies included a two time 160km championship part bred who placed 2nd and then 3rd Middleweight, while afull brother won the Sydney 3DE, 4 year old young event horse championship and later qualified as an 80km endurancehorse, and a pure bred mare who was an in hand supreme champion and reserve champion preliminary dressage pony.Catherine is a Society inspector and travelled to Ireland in 2009, attending the Clifden Show and visiting a number of breeders.2. George Hillis-Howe George and her Family are long term breeders of Welsh Ponies and Cobs under Nawarrah Park prefix for over 50 years – the Howe Family have imported several Welsh Cob stallions from UK. George is now also breeding Connemara ponies under the Nawarrah Park Prefix. George purchased her first Connemara pony mare in 2014 and enjoyed her so much she purchased a colt foal and future sire in 2018 when the stud officially became recognised as a Welsh Pony, Cob and Connemara Pony Breeder. Since this time George has imported 2 stallions, Castle Ceasar from the UK & Skaergarden Discovery Night from Denmark. George also has a foal on the ground this season by AI to Skellorn Harrison UK.George is well known in the showing world, competing in both breed classes and open show hunters as a competitor and accredited judge and it is great asset for the Connemara Pony here in Australia to have a new convert to the breed which will help increase their popularity here in Australia. She is also a committee member and advocate for the Mountain& Moorland Pony Promotional Group raising awareness and funding classes for M&M ponies at major shows in Australia. 3. Dianne Collins CPBSA Committee member and breeds Connemara ponies under the “Capall Park” prefix – Owned & ridden since she was 3. Her father was born in Johnstown Co. Kilkenny and emigrated to Oz aged 36. He grew up with horses, more so working ID horses, on their family farm. He loved Connemara ponies and is foremost responsible for her addiction to them. At 7yrs of age she dreamed of bringing a Connemara Pony back from Ireland. She was lucky enough to accompany him back to Ireland in 1978 and went to Dublin Horse show when they used to have lots of in hand classes and the annual Clifden Pony Show. She went back to Ireland in 2008 with her daughter and decided on a 10 yr plan to bring her long awaited pony back from Ireland. She visited Ireland on several occasions for the new few years and went seriously looking in 2018. Dianne was originally intending to bring back a colt but decided on a mare after visiting a lot of breeders and the common denominator was a great mare line. Through her friend Karen Holloway she was introduced to Padraic Hynes and the Canal ponies. She had always loved the much decorated mare Village Laura and was introduced to her granddaughter, Canal Lucy who was by Gl Knight out of Canal Linnett. Canal Lucy was Junior Champ at the Midlands Show 2017 and placed in her 3 yr old class at Clifden. She was not for sale that year. Dianne came back again in 2019 and explored the possibly of purchasing Canal Lucy, this time she was successful. Her intention was for her to be shown at Clifden in 2020 and then flown out to Australia. However Covid p
En la mitología maya, Xibalbá es el mundo subterráneo regido por divinidades de la enfermedad y de la muerte. Forma parte del ciclo mítico de los gemelos Hunahpú e Ixbalanqué, narrado en el Popol Vuh. Se cree que su entrada está en una caverna situada en la localidad de Alta Verapaz, en las cercanías de Cobán (Guatemala), pero hay otras repartidas por los lugares arqueológicos mayas. Hoy, con la ayuda del explorador Paco Acedo, haremos un recorrido por algunas de las entradas a Xibalbá, como el cenote Homún, un lugar en el que el tiempo parece haberse detenido. Escucha el episodio completo en la app de iVoox, o descubre todo el catálogo de iVoox Originals
Forced from their homes and banned from the streets, Oaklanders are struggling to find a place to survive. In this episode, we hear from John, a resident of Cob on Wood, an unhoused encampment supported in part by a local organization, Artists Building Communities.
It's an ABCO (Alex, Brodie, Caleigh, Owen) episode for big #60! Sadly, it turned into a COB episode after about 5 minutes because A was feeling under the weather. But we were stoked to have Owen over again so he could redeem himself after his previous review of Cool Ranch Doritos over a year ago. We think the ratings will surprise you! Thanks for listening and keep in touch with us on instagram @championchip_podcast. We are accepting chip donations and recommendations again!
Today's Magic With Gadgets daily recipe is Microwave Frozen Corn on The Cob.You can also head over to our podcast page to explore all recipes in this season and quickly access free printable recipe cards for each recipe mentioned.If you want more great episodes like this one, don't forget to subscribe to our Podcast, and join our weekly newsletter at recipethis.com/newsletter.Thanks so much for listening, Sam & DomX
Otevřeně a upřímně o (vy)řešení vztahu k jídlu pohledem mé klientky Barbory Grusové. Jaká jsem jako výživář, co zvládne umění "říct si o pomoc", je každý problém s jídlem skutečně řešitelný a jak probíhá spolupráce se mnou? Jedny z nejfrekventovanějších otázek, na které se jednostranně těžko odpovídá. Proto jsem na ně v rozhovoru odpověděla společně se svou klientkou Barborou, která mě v roli výživářky intenzivně poznala a která je především živoucím důkazem, že řešení vždy existuje. Epizoda o vyřešeném vztahu k jídlu, problematických stravovacích vzorcích a myšlenkách, které to všechno doprovází. Epizoda plná naděje, víry a slov, která málokdy zazní nahlas. Mou tvorbu můžete sledovat na Instagramu, TikToku a webu. Minutáž:3:55 Začátek cesty za svobodou ve stravování5:45 Říct si o pomoc jako selhání aneb "musím to zvládnout sama"7:30 Začátek problémů se stravováním aneb 4 roky zpátky11:10 Covid, lockdown, pozice v národním týmu a vliv na stravování13:20 Spirála komfortu a odmítnutí pomoci16:00 Kalorie a vyhledávání informací o výživě18:55 Ztráta menstruace24:00 Vztahy, okolí a podpora rodiny27:30 Předchozí negativní zkušenost s výživářem33:00 Přejídání, pocity a nepsané ideály38:40 Poznámky okolí aneb "konečně vypadáš zdravě"53:30 Strach z jídla, poslední kapka a impulz pro oslovení mě 57:20 Proč jako výživář zrovna já59:10 Očekávání na začátku spolupráce, cíle a vize01:01:00 Progress po týdnu a snídaně na scéně01:05:45 Co Báru na spolupráci překvapilo01:08:00 Důvěra a princip spolupráce s výživářem01:09:10 Nečekané změny pramenící ze spolupráce01:10:40 Markéty side note aka co by si každá výživářka přála slyšet01:16:20 Komu by Bára spolupráci doporučila01:18:35 Jaká jsem jako výživář?01:20:30 Co by Bára vzkázala svému mladšímu já01:25:20 Nejdůležitější slovo závěrem
“Transendence.“ Chatter rolls with David, Jamie, and Torie. They break down the best of children's books, the amazing Michael Lewis, and finally get to the loss of lit majors nationwide. Adding significantly to the conversation is Lily Martin, COB's new intern (or title to be determined). Author Laura Scalzo zooms in the share “American Arcadia.” Ostensibly about four young New Yorkers in 1985, Scalzo's novel weaves compelling characters and life-changing themes in a truly original way.
Have you ever dreamed about building a home that's energy-efficient and built with natural materials, while being both beautiful and functional? In this episode, we're excited to be talking with Sigi Koko of Down to Earth Design, who founded a business that does exactly that. We'll be learning more about Sigi and the work she does for clients at Down to Earth Design, and what it means to build with natural materials. To see more podcasts, visit our Mother Earth News and Friends page. Check out the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Bookstore for more resources to help you achieve your health and farming goals. Go to the MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR page for webinars and courses on everything, from gardening to livestock management.
Are you using your sling correctly? Is it even adjusted correctly to be used as an extra point of contact? In this episode Luke talks with Chris Sizelove of Blue Force Gear on how to choose and size a sling, how the sling can be used to help get rounds on target and how a sling and gear changes at night under white light/no light or under night vision.Chris retired from the Army after twenty years of service; sixteen in the 75th Ranger Regiment followed by four years with the Defense Intelligence Agency. While in the Ranger Regiment he became both a subject matter expert and instructor for carbine, pistol, COB, and forced entry methods as well as joint operations in general as an assaulter and strike force senior NCO. During that time he was also a sniper and a senior NCO of a joint Reconnaissance platoon. In the role of the 75th's Master Breacher, he led both training as well as research and development for forced entry of all types. Chris also propagated and instructed covert carry and vehicle TTP's for specific roles within the Regiment as well as the Defense Intelligence Agency.Intro/Outro Music:Pieces by KV / kvmusicprod Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: https://bit.ly/3KVGr8qMusic promoted by Audio Library • Pieces – KV (No C... Special thanks goes out to;Sons of Liberty Gun WorksVertxBlue Force GearSpotter UpF3 TacticalTenicor Tenicor The official holster of the Green Ops PodcastPlease like, subscribe and share to help us grow the podcast.Check out our YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/c/GreenOpsInc Follow us on Instagram:Green Ops Podcast - Green_ops_podcastGreen Ops - greenopsincLuke - Wreck_it_LukeDex - Redleg_dexLove you Mom!
In 2018, voters approved the creation of the Metro Nashville Community Oversight Board to keep police accountable to the community. But this month, the Tennessee legislature passed a bill to replace COBs with mayor-appointed committees that will not be able to conduct independent investigations. In this episode, we speak with community members, as well as current and former board members, about why community oversight boards are important to them, and how they feel about the state's decision to get involved. We also talk about why the state legislature has gotten involved, and where this fits in the larger pattern of the state's interference in Nashville's local politics and operations. But first, WPLN environmental reporter Caroline Eggers about what's being done to protect Duck River in Maury County. Guests: Arnold Hayes, former chair of Nashville Community Oversight Board who served as treasurer of the referendum campaign to establish the COB Kim Unertl, community member who voted for the COB in the 2018 referendum Jill Fitcheard, executive director of the Nashville Community Oversight Board Mark Wynn, member of the Nashville Community Oversight Board and former police officer Alisha Haddock, member of the Nashville Community Oversight Board and senior vice president The Housing Fund Related WPLN reporting: Nashville and Memphis created police oversight boards seeking accountability. Now Tennessee's Republican supermajority is abolishing them. After a report showed long 911 wait times, Nashville police excluded more than 22,000 calls from its data Metro Police completes audit of body camera footage, but its community oversight board wants changes moving forward After Tyre Nichols, what should policing look like? Deadly Force: A WPLN News investigation
Pigion Dysgwyr – Nia Williams Cafodd Aled Hughes gwmni y seicolegydd Nia Williams yr wythnos diwetha i drafod chwerthin. Pam bod ni chwerthin tybed, a pha effaith mae chwerthin yn ei gael ar y corff? Dyma Nia'n esbonio... Chwerthin Laughter Treiddio i mewn To penetrate Ymwybodol Aware Ysbrydoli To inspire Cadwyn A chain Pryderus Concerned Dygymod efo To cope with Dychwelyd To return Parhau To continue Pigion Dysgwyr – Andy Bell Nia Williams oedd honna'n sgwrsio gydag Aled Hughes am chwerthin. Am dros ganrif, Sydney oedd dinas mwyaf poblog Awstralia. Ond erbyn hyn Melbourne sydd gyda'r teitl hwnnw, ar ôl i ffiniau‘r ddinas newid i gynnwys rhannau o ardal Melton. Ond mae rhai 'Sydneysiders' fel mae nhw'n cael eu galw - yn anhapus - ac yn cwestiynu'r ffordd y mae Melbourne wedi mynd ati i ehangu. Cafodd y newyddiadurwr Andy Bell sy'n byw yn Awstralia air am hyn gyda Jennifer Jones ar Dros Ginio bnawn Mawrth….. Canrif Century Poblog Populous Ffiniau Borders Ehangu To expand Diffiniad Definition Maestrefi Suburbs Tyfiant Growth Tiriogaethau Territories Taleithiau States O ganlyniad As a consequence Pigion Dysgwyr – Delyth Badder Hanes brwydr dinasoedd Awstralia yn fanna gan y newyddiadurwr Andy Bell. Mae Dr Delyth Badder yn casglu hanes llên gwerin o Gymru ac credu'n gryf bod gwahaniaeth rhwng yr ysbrydion sy'n cael eu gweld yng Nghymru a'r rhai sy'n cael eu gweld yng ngweddill gwledydd Prydain, fel y buodd hi'n egluro wrth Rhys Mwyn, nos Lun... Llên gwerin Folklore Ysbrydion Spirits Cael eu crybwyll Being alluded to Dros Glawdd offa Over Offa's Dyke Gwrachod Witches Tylwyth teg Fairies Amaethyddol Agricultural Ystrydebol Stereotyped Cynfas wen White sheet Ystyrlon Meaningful Pigion Dysgwyr – Cob Wel dyna ni, mae hyd yn oed ein gwrachod a'n tylwyth teg yn wahanol yng Nghymru! Yn ddiweddar buodd John Dilwyn yn sgwrsio gyda Dei Tomos ar ei raglen nos Sul am hanes adeiladu y Cob ym Mhorthmadog. Dyma John i sôn am William Alexander Maddox cynllunydd y Cob Dyn dŵad A stranger Ei hoel o His mark Magwraeth freintiedig A privileged upbringing Etifeddo eiddo To inherit property Tirfeddiannwr Landowner Bargyfreithiwr Barrister Gwaed Gwyddelig Irish blood Mi gladdwyd y tad His father was buried Harddwch Beauty Tynfa The pull Pigion Dysgwyr – Caryl Ac erbyn hyn wrth gwrs mae Ffordd Osgoi Porthmadog yn croesi'r Traeth Mawr, a does dim rhaid defnyddio'r Cob o gwbl. Daw Pegi Talfryn o Seattle yn wreiddiol a daeth i Gymru ar ôl syrthio mewn cariad â'r Gymraeg a chwedlau Cymraeg. Mae hi'n diwtor Cymraeg erbyn hyn ac wedi sgwennu nofelau arbennig ar gyfer dysgwyr. Ond mae yna genre arbennig o lyfrau sydd yn apelio at Pegi ar hyn o bryd, a dyma hi'n sôn mwy am hynny wrth Caryl Parry Jones Ffordd osgoi By-pass Chwedlau Fables Cyfuno To combine Ffuantus Bogus Annwfn The underworld Pigion Dysgwyr – Aled Hughes Pegi Talfryn oedd honna'n sôn am y math o lyfrau mae hi'n mwynhau eu darllen ar hyn o bryd. Daw Marta Listewnik o Poznan yng Nghwlad Pwyl a dydd Iau sgwrsiodd Aled Hughes gyda hi am ei chariad at y Gymraeg, gan ddechrau gyda'r gwaith mae hi wedi ei wneud yn cyfieithu nofel Caradog Pritchard, Un Nos Ola Leuad i Bwyleg…. Gwlad Pwyl Poland Pwyleg Polish I ba raddau To what extent Pa mor gyffredin How common Cydbwysedd balance Adolygiadau Reviews Cyfleu To convey Profiadau plentyndod Childhood experiences
Another week has come and gone and we are still without blaseball to discuss, so we're playing another ttrpg! Feather has been designing games for a while now, and this is our first time playing the first game she'd published, One and Ninety-Eight! our characters: Double-O Forever: Hotshot star batter, very fast, finger guns, slicked back hair. "call me double-o". Guy fieri shirt. Jealous of leather jacket. James bond by way of greaser. He/Him. Whitty Mayday (she/her) - human, tall, mixed complexion, keeps her curly hair up in a tight ponytail, artist, free-spirited, always covered in splatters of paint Sink Goggles: A biomechanical hyperrealistic 3 foot tall rat in green boottlecap steampunk goggles wears a long purple leather trenchcoat and a bowler hat. He is mainly an eephus pitcher, although throws a knuckle ball slurve and 2 seamer. they/them Bumble Couchsurf (he/him) - human in his midtwenties, easygoing, dressed as a hipster without being one, always carries a harmonica on his person. Dislikes beds in this episode: ascension, hapless animals, erie sunfish, moments, feather likes gmless games, glass dice, erie pennsylvania, san jose, onomancer, creating characters, bee bee king, a james bond greaser, a paint splattered artist, a harmonica playing couchsurfer, and a biomechanical rat pitcher walk into the major leagues, eephus pitching, double-slow, bad day colors, smoke on the water, feather changing the rules while we're playing should make me angry but she wrote it so it's fine i guess, 1-2 is certainly better than 0-51, wiggly field, snakes ~shoutouts zone~ One and Ninety-Eight: Life In The Major Leagues Misty Mountain Gaming Glass Dice Pumpkinseed Sunfish Dice on the Cob Erie, Pennsylvania Onomancer Eerie, Pennsylvania StarshinePerigee on Itch.io ~~~ Our theme music comes from the wonderful Hokuto. Want to shout about the episode? Join us at the Taco Stand Discord - it's open to everyone, not just Tacos! Each episode is discussed in the #podco-truck channel. Our twitter is @CitiesPod, and if you want to link to us, you can catch us at https://infinitecitiesblaseball.libsyn.com/! We are featherwings#3879, WillofChris#6129, KarpskryparN#2963, and Gary#7675, and we are Infinite Cities Blaseball.
The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT Technology tends to improve as it matures. That's certainly the case with LED displays marketed as being transparent. The first generations looked okay from the front, but the back sides were big metal grid arrays that often looked like hell. That's improved a lot with newer generations, but the technology now has competition in the form of displays that are embedded in foil or film. I was intrigued by some online posts recently from a Dutch company called COBstr, which is the sales and marketing front end of a Chinese manufacturer focused on displays that use Chip On Board technology. That's the COB part of the name. COBstr markets super-skinny displays that use the transparent material as the surface, either adhering to window glass, or laminated the material inside the glass. The product has a foil layer the peels off and allows the display to be stuck to glass and then if needed, pulled off, rolled up and reused. I had a good chat with Marius van Bergen, the company's founder about the roots of the product, his Chinese manufacturing partner and the distinctions and benefits of COB versus other LED technologies. TRANSCRIPT Marius, thank you for joining me. Can you tell me what COBstr is all about? Marius van Bergen: Hello, Dave. Thank you for having me. COBstr, COB stands for chip-on-board. Now, chip-on-board technology has been around for a long time in the lighting industry. But my business partner is in China and was the first one who has been doing this for LED displays. So she's the one who's filed patents, and she made some mistakes, but she's a woman that I have a lot of respect for because it's tough in China to make it as a company without help from the state and when you have to fight the big dogs. But she's very impressive regarding technology, which is not my core business. I'm just a person who studied Chinese and who knows China a little bit. But we hooked up about 10 years ago, and we've been going to the ISE and trying to get a little bit more renowned, and the thing with COBstr is not very easy to do. The big dogs are Absen, Leyard, and LEDman, they're all trying, and we do a lot of R&D for some of the big boys because they don't really master the technology. But it is the only way, that's the way I interpret it anyway, it's the only way forward for the LED industry. It doesn't matter if you look at it from a sustainability point of view or if you look at it from an economic point of view, there's just no way around it because you skip an entire step in the production process because you don't have packages, which makes it a cheaper technology theoretically, I have to add theoretically, because if you are a big company and you can buy LED packages in bulk, then, of course, you have some price advantages. So what's basically happening is with a chip on board, you're able to apply a lot more LED light emitters to a surface without having to do the packaging, and you're skipping an entire step and also speeding up the process. Is that an accurate way of describing it? Marius van Bergen: Yes, it is, and the package manufacturers, which are also usually very big operations, don't like us very much because if we don't need a package, we don't need their product. The big advantage and that's basically what our R&D has all been about, is that you reduce the number of components and the vulnerabilities within a display. So is your company kind of the sales front end for a Chinese LED manufacturer, or is it a partnership where you're co-developing something, and it's coming out of the Netherlands? Marius van Bergen: Manufacturing is in China, so it's a business partnership where they concentrate on the Chinese markets where I'm a little bit involved as well because that's a different story, maybe I shouldn't get into that, but I basically start with marketing and business development in Europe. That's my main responsibility. I got interested in this because I saw something on LinkedIn talking about LED and COB-LED on foil, and I thought, okay, this is interesting. There's a company in Germany, probably a couple of hours from you that has a foil-based product that is lower resolution, super lightweight, and so I saw this and thought, oh, are you reselling that or is this something different? Marius van Bergen: We're not reselling that. This is our own product. It's a new product. We had our first sample back in 2019. I guess that's when COVID broke out, at ISE, we showed it. It was a prototype that we lit, but we didn't display any images on it. But we took advantage of COVID to really bear down on the R&D, and we have now a finished product that's finished and ready for mass production, and so it's hot off the press really because we introduced it at the Signs and LED Display exhibition in Shenzhen last week and we saw a couple of other players who were also getting into this area. I guess there were about five companies also doing LED foil, but from our point of view, a very different level. Because their foil was SMD based, and also no flip chip because they don't have the equipment, and without going into the technical details they have about 2000 nits brightness, and we had 7000 at the exhibition, and we could do much more. But at the exhibition, actually, we are very proud of the product, there were people with a luminescence meter who were measuring the brightness, and they said, oh, 7000 knits. That's pretty nice. When you say foil, I've looked on the website, and when I think of foil, I think of shiny metallic material, but is it that or is it more of a film? Marius van Bergen: Film would be maybe a more accurate word because it's transparent. We can make it non-transparent also. But yeah, it is transparent, and that's one of the markets that we are looking at, obviously, because you can use it as a window display for the retail industry. How would you apply it to a window, would it be adhered or is it just hanging? Marius van Bergen: We are looking at hanging also, but the original idea was adherence. It has a protective foil, and when you take off the foil, it adheres so it sticks to the glass, and we have great viewing angles. It looks pretty damn nice, if I may say so. But the problem that we've encountered it now because we sold some to a store in New York, but as it turns out, there are regulations that you're not allowed to stick a foil like that to the window. So I think they have a regulation that it needs to be eight inches from the window. They don't have this regulation in China, and I'm sure it's not like that everywhere, those are some of the challenges you run against when you're working the market. Why do they have that regulation? Marius van Bergen: I have no idea, but I'm sure we'll find out. So if it is adhered to window glass or partition glass or something like that. I understand is that the transparency is gonna depend on the pixel pitch and the amount of LED in there, but what kind of transparency can you realise? Marius van Bergen: I have to admit, I don't know how they measure it, but we actually have two products. We have one with LED strips that are still visible and there's the more transparent product and the product without the strips, we claim, again, I don't know how we measure it, but 89% transparency, which is not bad. Can this work out outdoors, or is it a pure indoor product? Marius van Bergen: We sell it as a semi-outdoor or indoor product, but we can make it outdoors as well. It just takes more protective measures. So it's a little bit more expensive if we make it for outdoor applications. So by semi, you mean it would be in like a sidewalk window or something like that, it's protected, but it's intended for outdoor viewing. Marius van Bergen: Yes, exactly, or public spaces. What are the other benefits to it? Are there weight benefits or when you're pitching this, what are you saying are the key reasons you wanna take a look at this? Marius van Bergen: As you said yourself, it's very light so instead of carrying these LED cabinets, which weigh a lot, you can just walk around and just hang them in front of a window or have them on a roll and let them hang down. They're very thin. We're between one and one and a half millimeters, so it's extremely thin. It has no frame, which is another big advantage. When you have a LED mesh, you have this frame that you have to install in front of a window. So all of that we do not have to do, and another advantage, again, that's what I mentioned before, is the sustainability component because sooner or later, everybody will have to switch to COB at least, that's the way I look at it because it's just too polluting to have this packaging industry go on, and it's a race to the bottom really because it's all about mini LED and micro LED and getting as small as you can, but it's still based on packages, and the package is just not necessary. It's less complicated, but it's not necessary. So would you see a day when you would use micro LED as the light emitters, or COB is the way forward? Marius van Bergen: We believe very strongly that COB is the way forward, but you can theoretically again because we don't have the purchasing power, but theoretically, you can do micro with a COB technology without a package. It's something called perpendicular stacking, which maybe doesn't mean a lot to people who are not into the technology, but it boils down to you the fact that you are able to go to a very fine pitch with COB, so without a package. So it's definitely possible to get into that area. But I don't see micro LED getting very mature within, I don't know, five years or anything. It's just too expensive right now. What would you be paying roughly at, whether it's in EU or USD, for a square foot of this material to put in something like a window? Marius van Bergen: I don't feel comfortable talking about pricing right now. We're talking to prospects, and we're having the discussions, but we will be selling it by a square meter, and it's not a cheap technology, let me put it that way. And the reason is that each LED chip also has its own IC driver so there is a cost attached to reaching that kind of brightness that we have. But by having each IC driver like that, each light is addressable so you can control it, fine-tune it, and do whatever you need. Marius van Bergen: Yes, exactly. Are there physical limitations or dimensions to how you do this? Are they rolls? Are they are two meters wide or something like that? So if you want something that's fitting a six-meter area, you'd need three rolls side by side? Marius van Bergen: Yes. We could make them in length that is pretty undefined. We can make rolls for 20 meters, and we can connect them and go even longer, but the width for now, and that has to do with the equipment we have, is 32 centimeters, if I'm not mistaken. So you put the roll next to each other, and then you can build up a bigger one, and you can just cut it like, like you have LED strips at the at your local DIY store. You can cut the foil actually and make it fit for purpose, which is another really nice property of this LED foil or film if you want because you can make all kinds of shapes with it, and that makes it a very suitable product for creative projects. Are you restricted to rectangles as the shapes or squares, or could you do something round? Marius van Bergen: You can do anything. You think of it, and you can basically do it because it's so flexible. So you could conceivably cut a big round disc and put it on window glass, except in New York, and connect it through some sort of like super thin filament wiring or whatever? Marius van Bergen: Yes. It's not as if there are no limits, obviously, because you shouldn't cut the circuits that are crucial to the system. But basically, yes, you can do a lot of things in all kinds of shapes and forms. What are the challenges you face in selling this? I would imagine a key challenge is that people don't understand that you can even do this, and also that perhaps what they've seen in terms of transparent film at trade shows, if they're pro AV people, is what companies like LG have, which are LED on film, but pretty coarse, so to speak, pixel pitch that you'd look at and go that's cool, but I'm not sure what I could actually do with that. Marius van Bergen: Yeah, and LG is one of these companies that, as far as I can understand it, they haven't managed to really market this thing maybe because of price, I don't know. They have a brightness of only 2000 nits, I think, and it's pretty coarse, as you said. We have a P10, a P8, and a P 6.67 now that we are selling in China. We're selling the first samples, I should say. But we can go down to 2.5, and we could probably go down even further but then, where's your transparency? Because that's what we are looking at, and when you're asking me about applications or potential clients, I'll give you an example. We're talking to a very nice Dutch company, it's called HoloConnect, and they make these holograms, and there are only three companies doing that. There's one in the United States, and there's one in Canada, if I'm not mistaken, and there's one in the Netherlands, and it's a very nice product, and they're thinking, if we use that film maybe we can do more than just show the hologram. You can actually show an NFT with a metaverse world or something like this. It's wherever your imagination takes you. But you can add this digital layer to the hologram to the box, which would be a very nice application. I've been paying attention to “transparent displays” for years, and when I see the mesh-based LEDs, I've thought those are getting better, they look really good from the front now, but when I go in behind them, they've improved, but they still look like a mesh or a grill and when I've seen most of the transparent LED on film products, they look really nice from the front, and when I look at them from the rear, the non-business end, it's reminiscent of the old printer ribbon cables, that sort of thing, where you see this plastic kind of long, horizontal or vertical stripes. What does your product look like from the nonilluminated side? Marius van Bergen: The very honest answer, I have no idea. I'll explain why, because we've been focusing on introducing this product last week at the fair, that's the reason why I haven't got a sample yet. So we've been producing for the fair and our first distributors. We're building a distributor network is in China because, like I said, the factory's in China, and that's where our focus is for now. T=hey promised me that I'd get my first sample this week so they'll send it my way this week and then I'll tell you what it looks like from the back, or I'll put it on the website so that you can see it. But I've seen videos, obviously, and it's not intrusive. It's not disturbing or painful for the eyes. It's very soothing because it's transparent, and the natural sunlight still comes into space. Does all the light that is generated go out, or does some of it lead back into the rear view? Marius van Bergen: From what I can tell from videos and pictures, it doesn't lead back into the room or the space. What do you see as the market for this? Marius van Bergen: It's pretty broad. We said retail industry, public spaces, the entertainment exhibition industry. The Christmas market is actually an interesting one because we have Christmas trees now with LED strips for the festivals, but you can do more than that if you have a transparent ribbon, that way you can show your Christmas bars or snowflakes or stuff like this, and the creative projects Is this sort of thing that can be used on a temporary basis or if you adhere this to window glass, it's on that window glass and if you're getting it off, you're pulling it off and you're done with the thing, you can't apply it to another sheet of glass? Marius van Bergen: You can apply again. It's like a sticker but it's not like you take off the sticker and you're done with it. It's reusable. But again, one of the big advantages is it's light and it's very thin, so you can transport it back and forth. You can actually also make fixed installations, of course, and use it like a curtain maybe, or something that you pull up when you don't need it and you let down when you do need it. So could this be a rental unit? Marius van Bergen: Absolutely. When you say you could transport it, could it actually be rolled up or do you put it on some sort of flat pieces of cardboard or whatever on both sides to protect it? Marius van Bergen: It has a protective foil that you remove when you use the film but it's rolled up. You can't fold it because when you go, you are 90 degrees, then you have a circuit problem. So the transport costs of this versus traditional LED cabinets would, in theory, be substantially lower. Marius van Bergen: Substantially lower, and there's almost no installation once you have your content, and you have your setup, but you don't have all these cabinets to build up, which are heavy, clumsy, and not very practical. And now you just have a roll, you roll it up. So the entertainment industry is also something that we think has potential for this product, especially with the brightness that we can achieve. When you're talking to potential customers and partners in Europe, what are they interested in? Is it the transparency, the lightness, or the ability to put in windows? Marius van Bergen: All of the above. The challenge, I think, is going to be to determine the right price for this product because, as I said, not the cheapest technology. It's COB, it has its own IC driver per LED chip, but y I think, for something like this, which people like to use the word disruptive, but, if you look at it and you have a bit of a vision, you can see this thing going into the consumer market even. I'm biased, obviously, and price-wise, it wouldn't be something that you can consider at this point, but we have our mass transfer system, so we can go down with prices pretty quickly once it gets traction in the market. Are your plans to sell primarily in the EU or are you looking at North America and other markets as well? Marius van Bergen: Yes, global. We're looking everywhere. The main focus right now is China. But Europe, the United States, Canada, you name it. We have a lot of countries that we look at. So we'll see where the market takes us. And are you selling direct, or are you developing country-by-country partnerships or reseller partners? Marius van Bergen: We haven't ruled anything out, and in China, we'll be using distributors—just channel partners. You mentioned that there are some other companies that have products as well that don't have the same level of brightness and so on. Do you consider those competitors, or are they going after a different part of the market? Marius van Bergen: Personally, I don't see them as competitors, but again, I'm biased because I have a very strong belief in the woman who's the brains behind this technology, and that's because I've been with her to ISE for a couple of years, and I know that all big players that everybody knows, they know this very small company, they know there's so much knowledge there but they're a bit afraid of letting us get on the radar. But I think it's going to happen, it's just a way forward. As I explained, there's no way around COB. With everything going on in the world, whether you are a climate activist or climate denier sustainability, it's just from an economic point of view. You don't buy a package. You have a cheaper product and a better product at that. So I really believe that we have technology that has a bright future. When you talk about the “green signage” aspect of this, are the benefits around energy savings, or is it as much about the manufacturing footprint that you don't have the same amount of material that you're required to produce a display? Marius van Bergen: It's both as well. It's not only the material, as I said, but we also have a strong R&D background, so it's all about reducing the number of components to get better heat dissipation and use less power. The company, the Chinese side of this, are they in Beijing or Shanghai or Shenzhen or somewhere else? Marius van Bergen: Dongwang, next to Shenzhen. But the woman who started this at beginning of. 2000, she's from Sichuan. I don't know if you know where that is. But she started with this very small company, almost a sweatshop doing traditional modular displays, the top matrixes, and from there, she evolved and got this idea. She was working for a PCB company in Taiwan, and then she got this idea, what's this SMD all about? And then she started thinking about COB, and it's very interesting how she developed, and then she moved to Beijing, then she moved back to Shenzhen, and now we have a factory in Dongwang. It's not a very big factory. It's very clean. It's very nice, and yeah, we're very confident. I assume part of her thinking, along with her interest in COB, is just simply that there are so many LED manufacturers in China, particularly addressing the domestic market, that if you're going to be successful, you somehow or others have to come up with some kind of differentiation, right? Marius van Bergen: Yes, very true, and again, I think maybe it's not the wise thing to say on the podcast, but I think maybe it's changing a little bit, but very much mission-driven. Like we want to educate the LED industry. Why are people making all these packages when it's not necessary? And so there is a drive on educating the industry and making it clear that COB is the way forward, and actually, COB is only a name but what we have now, we actually call it COB-IP because it's a chip-on-board integrated package. So it's actually a sealed assembly of a LED ship and an IC driver within one pixel. All right. If people want to know more about this, where can they find you online? Marius van Bergen: Online, you can find us at COBstr.com, but you can ask me, and I'll be glad to share all the information. All right. Marius, thank you very much for your time. Marius van Bergen: Dave, thank you very much for having me, it was a pleasure.
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The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT Nanolumens was an early player in the LED display space - known mainly in its first few years for innovative display products that were super-light, thin and flexible ... at a time when just about everything else on the market was heavy, thick and solid. The Atlanta-based company was still pretty much known for that kind of product when Ney Corsino was hired on as CEO, at the start of 2020. Experienced as a business transformation and turnaround guy, Corsino has evolved Nanolumens from a company with an interesting niche product to one that has a full range of display options - from conventional video wall set-ups and all-in-ones to transparent mesh displays and the thin, flexible units that first gained attention. Nanolumens has also got more focused on some key vertical markets - arguably the biggest ones being airports and public spaces. Several new air terminals that have been built or renovated in the last couple of years have featured Nanolumens product in its signature public art, messaging and experiential installations. Corsino and I chatted about how he has also put in the hours with his team to clarify how it goes to market, and how it specifically works with integrators and solutions providers. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes * Google Play * RSS TRANSCRIPT Ney, thank you for joining me. You joined the company from Barco, so you would've already been well-versed in LED displays. What attracted you to Nanolumens? Ney Corsino: Thanks for having me. Yes, I came from Barco before Barco, and before that, I was at Phillips, Philips Electronics, a European company, and Barco, also a European company, and now at Nanolumens, a US-based company. But to be honest with you, at Barco we paid little attention to LEDs. We have a deep engineering base in projection there and we venture with click share. LEDs have been up and down at Barco and at Nanolumens, all we do is LED, so we are pretty much focused here. Because you knew the business, was there something in particular that attracted you to Nanolumens? Because they're relatively small and US-focused as opposed to a big global entity like Barco. What was your perspective on all that? Why join them? Ney Corsino: I think for good or bad, I developed my career in improving businesses, transforming and improving turnaround, and I felt that the impact I could continue to do would be more valuable in companies like Nanolumens. So I think it was a good encounter between a company that needed this kind of action and someone that had experience in doing this at a corporate level in many different business units. So now I could come, and exercise all I have learned all by myself and I'm very glad I did that. When I first got to know Nanolumens, let's say 10 years ago, their calling card, so to speak, was these flexible, almost rug-like displays with removable modules, they called them nixels at the time, and I think they still do. It was very unique on the market at that point, and those were the early days anyways for LED displays. I wouldn't say they're not still unique, but I don't get the sense that's the kind of the main growth driver for Nanolumens these days. Ney Corsino: The company has run for about 17 years. It has been one of the pioneers in the LED display market, has been involved in many innovations, and has almost a hundred IPs, but most notably, like you just said, it is the invention of the flex module, which is still called nixel where you can basically do smooth curve wall. So we hold IPs on that. But since then, it has evolved quite a bit especially in the last three years, we continue to do of course very well on the curve. But we have re-engineered and extended the portfolio for cabinet-based modular units, also mesh, all in one. So we now have a very extensive portfolio. Now if you ask about the sales, it's almost half of it. It is still customized, which includes the curved modules, and the other half is more on the standard flat solution. Why do you think it's played out that way? Ney Corsino: I believe that the brand commands that customization aspect, the DNA of creativity, wow effect, doing things that are let's say complex and difficult, but we engineer to make it possible. So I think that's the inheritance of the brand and continues to be. What we have tried to do, part of my arrival here is to continue that, but create us not a next segment that gives the possibility of of scaling up the business, and that's why, as I mentioned before, re-engineer the flat segment all in one mesh outdoor if it is more on the architecture. It's the one step in the direction of extending the portfolio to scale the business and find a consistent regular growth path for the business. So if you stayed primarily with these lightweight flex products as your main product line, that would restrict you to being a niche manufacturer as opposed to broadening it and becoming a general manufacturer that would give you scale? Ney Corsino: Exactly. It is very architectural, customized, and therefore you could call it niche. It's a good portion of the market. We do very well there, but if we have bigger ambitions and big plans, then we need to play in other fields as well. In paying attention to projects that come on stream, and knowing that in many cases the customer doesn't allow the manufacturer to say who it is that's providing some of the technology, I still get a sense that Nanolumens is doing a lot of airports in particular, and I'm curious why that's played out like that. Why are you guys winning so much of the business in airports? Apart from that, I'm sure you're gonna say because we have great products, but, there have to be other reasons. Ney Corsino: Yeah, that's a very good question and probably not easy to answer. The product definitely makes an important play there. But I would say, Dave, that the airport is one of the most complex and demanding environments. You have the airport itself, you have the airlines, and you have the advertising agencies or companies. There are a lot of things going on in an airport. You have very tight schedules where you can work and when you can't. We have security aspects to it. I think over the years the company just got to understand how all these cards are played, and then more importantly, we learn and we learn to adapt and not fight the system, but work with the system, right? Whatever the constraints are, wherever the demands are, we translate that into a workable plan that involves product, involves people, involves a process, and there we go. How much of it does Nanolumens take on versus channel partners and integration partners? Ney Corsino: I think about the past of the company and then I have seen not only Nanolumens, but also in my past, there is confusion within the company as far as the go-to-market is concerned, and that's not a good thing. It was no different here. Nanolumens from its past behavior has confused the market in terms of whether it is going directly, is it going through the channel partner. So one of the things that I've done since my arrival is basically to clarify that and commit to a go-to-market plan, and it is my strong belief and that's where the company is settled now. We go to market through channel partners. So that's our approach. So there is no more to it. So you don't do direct sales? Ney Corsino: No, we do have some house accounts, legacy ones but less than a handful, and whenever we have a company that wants to do direct business, we sit with them and we explain all the risks associated with taking a technology company that is focused on creating things and trying to make it a turnkey company that will be distracted with many other things. And through that dialogue, we always introduce channel partners that work with us very well, and I think, I think 99% of the time we end up in a good alignment that we will play through the channel to the end user, and everybody will be satisfied. One of the things that have come up in LED manufacturers for marketing is because a lot of the “channels” didn't really have a lot of background and experience in deploying LED displays, they didn't know how to specify it, they didn't really know how to sell it or anything else. So a lot of the manufacturers came up with these all-in-one finished displays with fixed sizes and they would come in a kit and everything's there and you just open it up and deploy, and it's a 186-inch big ass TV that sort of thing. I'm suspecting that the channel partners you're working with are beyond that because they're doing mega walls and airports and so on. Ney Corsino: We do also have these big-ass TVs as you call them. It's part of the working out distribution model for the company. Our channel partners work with them from a very early stage where we train their designers, we train their salespeople of course if they are open and welcoming to it, and most of the time they are. So we actually work together to make them more comfortable with the technology and entertain the prospect of their business, but ultimately that will come back to us and we will engineer the solution as a final project anyways for them. So it sounds like this is more about getting the right channel partners as opposed to getting lots of channel partners. Ney Corsino: Oh, definitely I mean there are thousands of them out there. We work very well with many, but I think there is a right balance and we try to be very cautious of it. The marketplace seems to be inexorably moving towards increasingly fine-pitch displays. Are you seeing that or are you still experiencing some customers who understand that the dynamics of the environment we're in 4 millimeters is fine or even 6 millimeters? Ney Corsino: I would say that the answer is: Yes. For the most part, every two-three years, the volume goes into the next narrow pitch size, right? It used to be the 2.5, and then it went to the, let's say 1.5, and to the 1.2. So it feels like it moves, 3-3+ years, and that is not changing. However, I think that's very interesting for the LED marketing industry. LED is going in places where nobody would have a screen before. That's number one. So it is growing into something new areas, new applications. The Second is also replacing some of the projection technology, and the third is also replacing some of the old LCD solutions. So it's a market that keeps growing, and I say that because, with that kind of penetration in so many applications, you end up with a need of almost any pitch size, any fine pitch, meaning, the 4mm might be very good for certain applications and the 6mm from some others if it is outdoor or indoor. I will give you an example. In airports, there are a lot of 2.5 millimeters going, and they say, why is that? Why don't they go finer? It's because terminals and lobbies are usually very big in airports, so the screens are far from the person and therefore you don't need a super fine pitch, a 2.5 does an excellent job. Is there a kind of a sweet spot, like I was hearing in the last couple of years that seems like the market has settled a lot on, as you were just saying, 2mm to 2.5mm works for most applications if you're getting away from really close end things in retail or museums. Ney Corsino: Yeah. That is right, and I think there is a second trend toward volume on the 1.2mm, especially in applications where people don't want to have a tile LCD solution. They want to have a more smooth, seamless, and large screen. So therefore you also see in that particular part of the segment where people are closer to the screen, the market's moving very fast for the 1.2mm. I was walking around Integrated Systems Europe about a month ago, and looking at displays that were R&D products at that point, or R&D efforts but I saw 0.4 millimeters and I didn't see it personally, but I saw the PR after a Chinese manufacturer saying they had 0.39. So just a hair thinner even and I wonder, are they just marketing, trade shows, eye candy kinds of things? Is there really a demand for the LED to be that tight in pitch? Ney Corsino: Technology-wise, there is a pursuit for that, that's correct. I think one of the reasons is that you need that kind of super-duper fine pitch to reproduce what LCDs or OLEDs are doing nowadays in the market. Now for the consumer-based screens, you will need to go that low. So technology tips, pushing the boundaries, pursuing that route, no. When you look at the business side of it, the business is run in 0.9mm to above pitch size. Even when you say 0.7mm, many companies are now displaying 0.7mm, is it doable? Yes. Is it expensive? Yes. Are there volumes? No. There will be very, very selected products or screens being made on a 0.7mm at this point. So I just try to give you a relative situation between a technology that pursues eventually to be in a consumer kind of demand but still is in a professional kind of market. We've seen in the last few years the emergence of mini LED and then micro LED. Is most of what Nanolumens is doing still for, to simplify the description, conventional SMD or four-in-one LED? Ney Corsino: Yeah, so we do conventional. Nowadays also moving to COB and therefore going to mini LED. That's where we play. I think the term micro LED is a little bit overused in applications that are not micro LED. I'm trying to be polite, but there is a big marketing push on the use of micro LED at this point. Do you see your company going to that? If some of the mass transfer challenges and production challenges get overcome, because I keep hearing that when those get figured out, that's really gonna greatly reduce the cost of micro LED and make it something that you could use for something other than just super premium applications. Ney Corsino: Yeah. At that point, it is almost like a process industry. If you don't control the yield it cannot be cost-effective. So they will have to operate at a very high yield. I think the company will go with the market. As part of the transformation from the early days of Nanolumens, we are now very market-centric and we will respond to the market demands in the short, mid, and long-term. So when you say you're market centric, you mean you're focused on certain verticals like airports? Ney Corsino: Exactly, yeah. We try to translate unique aspects of those segments into the portfolio, and into the design that we will provide. Does that kind of apply to going after larger public spaces, that sort of thing? Ney Corsino: Yes. So let me also give you a little bit of insight into the business. The largest portion of the revenue mix was on the airport and also in theme parks, so large projects that come every other year. But since then we are now having a very evenly distributed mix where we operate in airports for sure, theme entertainment for sure. But now we also do lots of business with corporate, large venues, but also, especially their lobby and briefing centers. Higher-ed has been investing nicely, Sportsbook, and last but not least, the golf segment. I think those segments are all growing for us, and that gives us a more evenly spread mix in the top line. Why are all these different segments now investing in LED versus 2-3 years ago? Is this just a function of price and awareness? Ney Corsino: I think so. I think the product became more affordable. The product became better, therefore it can be applied in different ways, on different surfaces, and I think the previous solutions they had has already depreciated, and LED becomes the next technology that's future-proof that provides a more immersive experience. And I think not to overplay the word immersively, but there's an enormous trend in an immersive experience, and when can you achieve that? And I think LED from a screen technology is very capable of doing that. Yeah I've certainly seen this emergence, particularly of these experiential venues where they're using projection, and I love what some of them do. I've got a good friend who has one in Montreal, but I just wonder if that's a technology that's gonna be taken over by LED with time, because you've got more flexibility, it doesn't have to be a darkened room and you're not confronted by some of the environmental issues. Ney Corsino: True. I think my belief is that no, the technologies will coexist. One technology opens up a new application like those new kinds of museums u or experiential centers that you mentioned. Eventually, some of them will move to LED when they find it is appropriate to have an application to do so. Projection will still stay there. So I think they will coexist, but they will find a new balance in terms of sharing the market. One thing I believe your company has expanded into in terms of broadening the product line, is some of the mesh LED products that are both for indoor and outdoor use. Are you seeing a lot of activity there? Ney Corsino: Yeah, we started that more than a year ago. We installed the big landscape here in Atlanta, the TKE building. I think that got a lot of media exposure. It's a large surface up high in the building. It's an elevator test facility, right? Ney Corsino: That's a test and showroom facility. So there's a lot of elevators going up and down. The building has a glass facade so people could go into the elevator and yet see the stadium down there and see the city, and they didn't want to block that view so we engineered a match solution where you go through the elevator and you still see through and enjoy the same view. However, if you are on the road, in the stadium and you look back at the building, you have this beautiful branding screen there, and that was designed about two to three years ago. It was delivered about a year plus ago, and since then we have seen the pipeline increase. People became aware of it and the possibilities of it, especially the architects and consultants are very interested to see what the new possibilities are, and we've been engaging more and more in those conversations, and with that, the pipeline keeps growing. I assume that one of the reasons there's a lot of interest in that is because it's pretty lightweight, and as you say, it doesn't block light coming in, in the way that a solid kind of cabinet-based system would do. Is that a big attraction? Ney Corsino: Yeah You mentioned earlier working with the channel and with integrators. Are you also trying to circulate and drive awareness amongst the design and architectural communities because I kind of see LEDs becoming a building material. Ney Corsino: Yeah, we have a separate group within the company here that deals exclusively with the AUC group and we have lots of certified material for training. We do lots of hands-on learning, and we find out that, although we are a very known and improved and growing brand, there are still a lot of people that need to know us better. So that's definitely one aspect of importance for us and we enjoy it because it's not a sale conversation. It's more of a solution conversation in many cases. You're based in Atlanta, you do your design, all the specifications, and everything in Atlanta and like everybody else, you get some of the manufacturing done overseas. You're competing with a hell of a lot of companies that have sales offices here and maybe some degree of support, but most of what they do is on the other side of the Pacific. Is that a kind of a key marketing plank that you are based in the US and somewhat designed and assembled in the US versus the others? Ney Corsino: A hundred percent. We are very proud of it, and let me quote a customer the other day. The customer, it's a new engagement channel partner and he asked, “When we deal with your company, we actually don't need to use Google Translator. Is that right?” I replied, “No, we don't need Google translator. We are here. We have the full skills here. We are very easy to do business with. We respond very quickly, and we are very adaptive.” At the end of the day, if you put everything into Excel or into the papers it is more cost-effective to have it this way. And are you finding just generally that the people you're working with, they are familiar or they've had enough experience in the marketplace to understand that you can have a Chinese manufacturer that has a sales office over here, but support everything else is overseas and that becomes problematic? Ney Corsino: True, and Chinese manufacturers knock on my door every single, and they offer me, and of course, they offer many other people out there. So then the question is, what's the value proposition? What's the uniqueness? So we are very tied with our supply chain. We have made improvements in the last two years. They are paying off nicely, and our channel partners working with us have appreciated all the value that we have been bringing to the table, and once we go through that experience, a hundred percent of the time, it's becoming repeatable and the repeatability of it gives me the comfort that we are adding value to their business, and we can do that in a profitable way for the industry, including ourselves. Where are you at as a company in terms of headcount and are you public or private? Ney Corsino: We're a privately owned company. Therefore we don't share business metrics. But do you have 50 employees, 100 employees, or 5k employees? Ney Corsino: Around a hundred. Okay, and is most of that in Atlanta? Ney Corsino: I would say 70 to 80% in Atlanta, and the remaining part spread. For your manufacturing, do you have people over in China or wherever you get some of your product made or components made? Ney Corsino: Yeah, so we work with a contract manufacturer but we have R&D and a supply base in China. If people wanna know more about your company, where would they find you online? Ney Corsino: Nnanolumens.com. We have refreshed the website and brought a lot of tools into it, making the experience a lot more user-friendly and that's where we'll find us. Great. All right, thank you for spending some time with me. Ney Corsino: It was my pleasure. Dave.
“Families!” Chatter rolls into March with David, Torie and Jud Ashman. Jud debriefs the 2023 Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 20 with dozens of authors and hopefully a special Chatter on Books taping. David shares his Union Station Colleen Hoover experience, and they all marvel at her staying power. Four leaders of the Child2ChildFoundation join in. Inspired by a shared love for books and a desire to help others, these remarkable young women have sent over 60,000 books to children in Nigeria and Ghana. Finally, COB favorite Ed Aymar zooms in to share “No Home for Killers,” his latest murder mystery that goes deep into the ties and tragedies of one unique family.
Here are the top 4 reasons why you should send your clients to the 454 suite, adult-only, Forbes recommended 5-star TRS Yucatan Hotel. 4. The TRS Yucatan Hotel is a great resort option for travelers looking for a luxury, adult-only jungle paradise in the Mexican Riviera Maya. This isn't a Miami style high-rise resort like you'll find in the Cancun hotel zone. This is a gorgeous property divided by a lagoon and spread out across the lush jungle vegetation of the Yucatan where you'll see a wide range of wildlife including all types of beautiful birds, fish, iguanas, and my personal favorite, the adorable relative of the raccoon, the Coati. For an added experience, you can even enjoy a 15 minute catamaran ride around the property's lagoon. 3. Located 30 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, the TRS Yucatan Hotel is a great location from which to explore the ruins and cenotes of Tulum and the Riviera Maya. For instance, you can make the trip to the ancient Mayan city of Cobá which includes a 138 foot pyramid Nohoch Mul, one of the tallest in the entire Yucatan. Or you can take the short trip down south and go swimming in any of the four different cenotes that make up Cenotes Casa Tortuga Tulum. Or my personal favorite, you can explore the deep caverns of Cenote Sac Actun which is actually the second longest underwater cave system in the entire world at 143 miles. Travel is about more than just the hotel or resort you stay at, and the TRS Yucatan Hotel's location is perfect as a home-base from which to explore the Riviera Maya. 2. The adult-only TRS Yucatan Hotel is great for couples on honeymoons, anniversaries, and romantic getaways. It's great for groups, friend getaways, birthday parties, or even a combination of the two like groups of couples. This property includes beautiful, unique accommodations like the Romance Bungalows located along the lagoon and the Private Pool Suites which as their name suggests, include your very own private swimming pool. The TRS Yucatan Hotel does adult-only luxury the right way. 1. The number 1 reason to stay at the TRS Yucatan Hotel is that it's really four resorts in one. While there are 6 à la carte restaurants and 6 bars exclusively for guests staying at TRS Yucatan Hotel, guests also have access to the neighboring Grand Palladium Riviera Maya complex which includes an additional 3 resorts with a variety of additional pool, beach, and dining options. So for instance, at the TRS Yucatan Hotel, you can enjoy the Helios Infinity Pool or the unique Saltwater pool Las Rocas, but you also have access to the Terraza Pool which stays open until midnight as well as the massive pools of the Grand Palladium Complex. You can also enjoy the additional dining options, and the entire beach that stretches across all four resorts. This episode of the Modern Travel Agent Podcast is sponsored by Palladium Hotel Group. To learn more about the TRS Yucatan Hotel, visit: https://www.palladiumhotelgroup.com/en/hotels/mexico/rivieramaya/trs-yucatan-hotel
The closings and openings coming up at Walt Disney World, including one that will upset a lot of guests. This plus EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival top food picks, more Disney After Hours events, new DVC villas and more Disney travel news.Openings and Closings at Walt Disney World Trail's End is Closing at Fort WildernessIt looks like Trail's End has Reached the End of the Trail. For anyone who loved the buffet-style all-you-care-to-enjoy dining experience at Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground, you won't have that unlimited dessert bar anymore.Trail's End will be closing in April and converted into a quick service marketplace. No more table service at Trail's End Fort Wilderness.Disney's BoardWalk Inn Club Level Concierge Lounge is ClosingThe Concierge Lounge at Disney's BoardWalk Inn is closing for refurbishment on March 11 until at least the end of April. How this might affect you even if you hadn't booked Club Level there.Narcoossee's is Reopening at Disney's Grand Floridian on April 1After a seven-month closure, Narcoossee's is reopening with a new design concept of land and sea. Will the new enhancements mean for a better dining experience? We're hoping it will, but the signs are not all positive that Disney has addressed past issues at Narcoossee's. As far as the menu is concerned, it's not entirely new--which is disappointing, as the menu was a big issue.The Bisque is back, but with a new tableside presentation. There are also two new starters: the Beef and Ricotta Tortelloni (with brown butter, parsnip puree, and sultanta raisins) and the Ocean-inspired Charcuterie Board featuring ahi tuna pastrami, charred octopus, and house-made sausage from the sea. For the main course, Chef Noah's signature dish is the Blackened Redfish. This is served with a crispy chorizo-sunchoke hash with hominy, Florida sweet corn, and red pepper rouille. Plant-based dishes include a Roasted Vegetable Paella featuring market vegetables, cannellini beans, and preserved artichoke finished with charred Meyer lemon. Land-based fare includes a new Dry-Aged Pork Ribeye Chop served with creamy goat cheese-potatoes and turnips with onion jam and a touch of fig jus.Chefs have kept Narcoossee's staples like the Plancha-seared Scallops with Parisian Gnocchi and Surf and Turf featuring filet mignon and butter-poached lobster tail.The dessert course kept their trademark Almond-crusted Cheesecake with Lambert cherry sauce and Chantilly cream. New dessert items include The Berry Pavlova -- artfully crafted with Florida fresh berries and citrus delicately placed over meringue and yuzu crémeux and finished with a tableside pour of anglaise. And the Pineapple Bavarois (roasted-pineapple house-made blackberry-buttermilk ice cream). The wine list has been refreshed with pairings for each dish and the bar team has anew cocktail program, inspired by the Victorian era. Disney is touting a signature Empress Lime Gimlet, a modern twist on a classic gimlet with Empress Gin, Rockey's Botanical Liqueur, and cold-pressed lime. There are non-alcoholic cocktails as well.--San Fransokyo Square appears at Disney California Adventure Park in Summer 2023Pacific Wharf in Disney California Adventure park is transforming into San Fransokyo from Big Hero 6. It's a fictional mash-up of San Francisco and Tokyo. The story goes that ss the tech industry began to emerge and the local fishing trade fell on hard times, entrepreneurs came together to reinvent the seaside canneries into a vibrant, multicultural district of neighborhood restaurants and local shops. An iconic landmark of the area will be the San Fransokyo Gate Bridge, which will span the tide pools linking San Fransokyo Square to the Paradise Gardens Park obelisk. When the transformation is completed this summer, you'll find familiar favorites like soups in freshly baked bread bowls, plus many new Asian-inspired selections. The new Port of San Fransokyo Cervecería draws inspiration from its tri-cultural influences with signage in English, Japanese and Spanish. Outside will be a beer garden decorated with festoon lights and papel picado.--A New Theme Park and New Dates Added for Disney After Hours EventsEPCOT has been added to Disney After Hours starting on June 1 and the price does include ice cream novelties, popcorn and select beverages available at carts throughout the park.When Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park reopens this spring, H2O Glow After Hours will be back as of May 20.Disney's Hollywood Studios is adding more dates for Disney After Hours as well, starting May 3.Tickets are now on sale and the usual discounts for DVC members and annual passholders will apply.---The Villas at Disneyland Hotel Reveal First Look at Guest RoomsThe 12-story Villas at Disneyland® Hotel tower will open this September and Disney released a first look at the room themes.You'll find room themes including The Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty and The Princess and the Frog. The one- and two-bedroom villas feature Fantasia and Princess and the Frog themes. The multilevel three-bedroom Grand Villa is the showstopper. It sleeps up to 12 and has Disney artistry sprinkled throughout the space. The first floor has a full kitchen, large dining area, and a double-sided fireplace connecting the living area to a private outdoor balcony. The first floor is also home to the primary suite, inspired by Bambi.Walk up the spiral staircase to the second floor, which features two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms inspired by Frozen and Moana, plus the washer and dryer room.Disney Vacation Club Members will have early access to cash rental reservations starting March 15, 2023, by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800.Disneyland Resort Magic Key holders can start booking on the following day, March 16, 2023, by contacting (714) 956-6425.Bookings open to the public on March 17, 2023, subject to availability.--No New Annual Pass Sales Yet, but Walt Disney World Annual Passholders Get More Perks Starting March 20, 2023, all guests will get access to attraction photos with the purchase of Disney Genie+ service. Starting on March 20, 2023, Annual Passholders with a My Disney Experience account and the app will receive access to Disney PhotoPass Lenses and, one Cinderella Castle Mural of Memories. Plus, Passholders will get a new offer where they can create and share short Disney-themed video slideshows with favorite photos from park visits. Starting April 18, 2023, Passholders can visit a theme park after 2:00 p.m. without needing a park reservation, except on Saturdays and Sundays at Magic Kingdom Park. Pass blockout dates will continue to apply like they do today. --Disney Eats Foodie Guide to EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival 2023It's time for our top picks from the EPCOT Flower and Garden Foodie Guide 2023. The festival runs March 1 to July 5, 2023.Don't forget to grab a festival passport for returning Garden Graze food stroll. If you buy five of the 11 available treats from various Outdoor Kitchens, you'll get an exclusive treat from the Pineapple Promenade.EPCOT Farmers Feast (Near Test Track) Food Items:Early Bloom Menu (Available March 1 through April 8) Chilled Potato and Leek Soup “Vichyssoise” with bacon lardons, potato croutons, chive oil, and crispy leeks (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Char-grilled Bison Ribeye with creamy leek fondue, red wine butter sauce, and whipped red wine goat cheese Spice Cake with cream cheese icing and candied pecans and parsnip (New) Hibiscus Lemonade Cocktail featuring Islamorada Brewery & Distillery Hibiscus Gin Springtime Menu (Available April 9 through May 20) Grilled Vegetable Bruschetta with marinated peppers, zucchini, squash, artichokes, goat cheese, and balsamic glaze on grilled ciabatta Grilled Swordfish with crushed fingerling potatoes, pea and mint purée, grilled asparagus, and lemon beurre Blanc (New) Strawberry Rhubarb Upside-down Cake with crème fraîche whipped cream Summer Solstice Menu (Available May 20 through July 5) Tomato and Red Onion Panzanella with avocado, burrata cheese, and fresh basil Barbecued Seared Pork Tenderloin with summer succotash, herb butter, and grapefruit vinaigrette (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Sweet Corn Crème Brûlée with corn biscotti (New) Beverages (Available throughout entire festival): Collective Arts Brewing Blueberry & Elderberry Sparkling Hard Tea (New) Ghost Mary: Translucent Bloody Mary with Boyd & Blair Cucumber Vodka, tomato water, horseradish, celery salt, and a hint of pepper (New) BRUNCHCOT (Near Test Track)Food Items: Avocado Toast with marinated toybox tomatoes on toasted ciabatta (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Shrimp and Grits: Blackened shrimp and cheddar cheese grits with brown gravy and sweet corn salsa Lox Benedict on Everything Focaccia with everything-spiced cream cheese, shallots, crispy capers, and hollandaise (New) Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with cream cheese frosting and candied bacon Beverages: Froot Loops Shake (Non-alcoholic) Peach Bellini (New) Joffrey's Coffee Cold Brew Cocktail with milk, Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur, and vanilla vodka The Citrus Blossom (The Odyssey)Food Items: Orange Sesame Tempura Shrimp with orange chile sauce (New) Citrus Baked Brie with preserved lemon marmalade, limoncello-macerated blueberries, and spiced marcona almonds (New) Lemon Meringue Pie: Lemon curd, lemon mousse, and toasted meringue (New) Beverages: Orange-Lemon Smoothie in a Souvenir Orange Bird Sipper Cup (Non-alcoholic) UFO Beer Co. Citrus Hazy Wheat Beer 81Bay Brewing Co. Citrus Honey Cream Ale Parish Brewing Co. Drive Thru: Orange Octane Imperial Sour Bella Strada Spritz (New) Orange Sunshine Wine Slushy Beer Flight Novelty:Orange Bird Bundle featuring The Orange Bird Little Golden Book and souvenir Orange Bird Sipper CupFlorida Fresh (Near Disney Traders) Food Items: Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and spicy corn chips (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Grilled Street Corn on the Cob with savory garlic spread and plant-based cotija cheese (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Blackened Fish Slider with roasted tomatoes, watercress, and citrus remoulade on brioche (New) Watermelon Salad with blueberries, pickled red onions, balsamic, and feta Florida Strawberry Shortcake (New) Beverages: Cucumber Watermelon Slushy (Non-alcoholic) Cucumber Watermelon Slushy with gin Refreshment OutpostFood Items: Pineapple Skewer with Tajin seasoning (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Tangerine Soft-serve Ice Cream Float: Tangerine soft-serve and cream soda Beverages: Lavender Martini: Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka with Lavender and Lemon Lexington Brewing Tangerine Cream Ale Blake's Hard Cider Co. Grand Cherry Hard Cider (New) Southern Tier Brewing Co. Juice Jolt IPA (New) BAUERNMARKT: FARMER'S MARKET (Germany)Food Items: Potato Pancakes with house-made apple sauce (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Potato Pancake with caramelized ham, onions, and herb sour cream (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Toasted Pretzel Bread topped with black forest ham and melted gruyère cheese Warm Cheese Strudel with mixed berries Beverages: Bitburger Premium Pils Stiegl Brewery Radler Raspberry Flensburger Dunkel Apfelschaumwein: Sparkling wine and apple liqueur Beer Flight Magnolia Terrace (The American Adventure)Food Items: Muffuletta Panini with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone, and Swiss with olive salad (New) Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Andouille sausage and BEN'S ORIGINAL Long Grain & Wild Rice Crawfish Pie (New) Bananas Foster Bread Pudding (New) Beverages: Bayou Cocktail: Bayou Spiced Rum, coconut rum, fruit punch, and orange juice Central 28 Beer Co. Pretty Things Ale (New) Wicked Weed Brewing Day Light American Light Ale Parish Brewing Co. Ghost in the Machine Double IPA Beer Flight Tangierine Café: Flavors of the Medina (Morocco)Food Items: Hummus Trio: Traditional hummus, red beet and black garlic hummus, and avocado-herb hummus with Moroccan bread and crispy papadam (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Orange Blossom-Saffron Cake (New) Beverages: Pomegranate Mimosa Keel Farms Strawberry Elderflower Hard Cider Bold Rock Tangerine Hard Cider 3 Daughters Brewing Pomegranate Hard Cider Cider Flight La Isla Fresca (Between Morocco and France)Food Items: Braised Oxtail with pigeon pea rice (New) Sugar Cane Shrimp Skewer with BEN'S ORIGINAL Long Grain White Rice, mango salsa, and coconut-lime sauce Coconut Tres Leches: Vanilla cake soaked in oat milk, almond milk, and coconut milk with toasted coconut (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Beverages: Tropical Breeze: Minute Maid Lemonade, grapefruit, and simple syrup (Non-alcoholic) Islamorada Beer Company Coconut Key Lime Ale Florida Orange Groves Winery Tropical Perception White Sangria Tropical Breeze with Don Q Límon Rum Northern Bloom (Canada)Food Items: Seared Scallops with French green beans, butter potatoes, brown butter vinaigrette, and Nueske's Applewood-smoked Bacon (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Beef Tenderloin Tips, mushroom bordelaise sauce, and whipped potatoes with garden vegetables Chocolate Maple Whisky Cake (New) Beverages: Maple Popcorn Shake (Non-alcoholic) Collective Arts Brewing Honey Lager Glutenberg Blonde Ale, Montreal 81Bay Brewing Co. Apricot with Maple Syrup Maple Popcorn Shake with Tap 357 Maple Rye Whisky Beer Flight Refreshment Port (Near Canada)Food Items: Shrimp Scampi Poutine with cheese curds, lemon-garlic cheese fondue, spinach, and artichokes (New) Soft-serve Waffle Cone: Peanut butter, jelly, or swirl Beverages: Mighty Swell Purple Magic Spiked Seltzer (New) Villa Maria Earth Garden Sauvignon Blanc (New) Frozen Mojito with Boyd & Blair Rum (New) Trowel & Trellis Hosted by IMPOSSIBLE (Near Port of Entry)Food Items: Boneless IMPOSSIBLE Korean Short Rib with cilantro-lime rice, Danmuji slaw, and kimchee mayonnaise (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) IMPOSSIBLE Lumpia with Thai sweet chili sauce (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Chocolate Cake with black currant ganache, mixed berry compote, and chocolate ice cream (New) (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Beverages: Twinings Iced Green Tea with Cranberry and Lime (Non-alcoholic) Parish Brewing Co. Bloom Hazy IPA Lohr Wildflower Valdiguié Twinings Iced Green Tea with cranberry and lime with Hangar 1 Makrut Vodka served in a mason jar The Honey Bee-stro Hosted by National Honey Board (Near Port of Entry) Food Items: Chicken and Waffles: Crispy honey-brined chicken and honey sweet corn bread waffle with whipped honey butter and spicy honey (New) Pollinator Flatbread with honey whipped mascarpone, honey caramelized onions, blueberry gastrique, prosciutto, honey whipped goat cheese, arugula, honey vinaigrette, and bee pollen (New) Honey-Mascarpone Cheesecake with honey whipped cream, whipped honey, crystalized honey, honeycomb, dehydrated honey, and fennel pollen meringue kisses Beverages: Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with streusel (Non-alcoholic) Nektar New Wave Lemonade Mead Florida Orange Groves Winery Orange Blossom Honey Wine Honey-Peach Cobbler Freeze with blueberry vodka and streusel Pineapple Promenade (Near Port of Entry)Food Items: Spicy Hot Dog with pineapple chutney and plantain chips DOLE Whip (Plant-based) Beverages: Frozen Desert Violet Lemonade (Non-alcoholic) DOLE Whip with Fanta (Non-alcoholic) 3 Daughters Brewing Tropical Hefe BrewDog Hazy Jane IPA Urban Artifact Teak Tropical American Fruit Tart Playalinda Brewing Company Violet Lemonade Ale Florida Orange Groves Winery Sparkling Pineapple Wine DOLE Whip topped with Sōmrus Mango Cream Liqueur Pineapple Beer Flight The Land Cart hosted by AdventHealthFood Items: Fruit and Cheese Plate: Grapes, strawberries, cheddar, and Mini Babybel Snack Cheese Vegetable Plate: Broccoli, carrot sticks, and tomatoes with dip (Plant-based) Pretzels with Hummus Dip (Plant-based) Cookies ‘n “Cream” Chocolate Mousse Cup (Plant-based) (Garden Graze) Sunshine SeasonsBeverage: Strawberry-mango Slushy (Non-alcoholic)Connections Café & EateryFood Item:Orange Bird Liege Waffle (New) Beverage: Flower Drop Cocktail: St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Minute Maid Premium Lemonade (New) Jardin de Fiestas (Mexico)Food Items: Quesadilla de Flor de Calabaza: House-made masa tortillas with squash blossoms, bacon, onion, zucchini, and cheese (New) (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Taco Vampiro: Barbacoa Beef in a Corn Tortilla with crispy grilled monterey jack cheese, salsa ranchera, and esquites (Gluten/ Wheat Friendly) Beverages: Mala Hierba Margarita: Centinela Tequila Reposado, elderflower-chamomile tea, Abasolo Corn Whiskey, and UNA Flower-infused Vodka with a chile salt rim (New) Cristal Margarita: 100% Agave Tequila Blanco, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, clarified lemon juice, and orange liqueur in a souvenir cup (New) Craft Mexican Lager Lotus House (China)Food Items: Spicy Mala Chicken Skewer with creamy peanut sauce House-made Cheesy Crab Wontons Pan-fried Vegetable Dumplings Beverages: Classic Bubble Milk Tea (Non-alcoholic) Cherry Blossom Pilsner Draft Beer Kung Fu Master: Tito's Vodka, Triple Sec, mango, orange juice, and soda water Tang Dynasty: Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Gold, light rum, strawberry, piña colada mix, soda water, and white boba pearls Tropical Moon: Smirnoff Vodka, Triple Sec, passion fruit, soda water and white boba pearls (New) Primavera Kitchen (Italy)Food Items: Caesar con Gamberett: Baby gem lettuce, shrimp, Caesar dressing, and crispy bread crumble (New) Tortelloni Primavera: Spinach tortelloni, sweet butter, pancetta, corn, peas, and fava beans (New) Budino alle Nocciole: Chocolate-hazelnut pudding with cookie crumble (New) Beverages: Peroni Pilsner Prosecco Moscato Italian Sangria red or white Italian Margarita with limoncello and tequila Hanami (Japan)Food Items: Frushi: Strawberry, pineapple, and lychee wrapped in sweet rice and pink soy wrap served with whipped cream, drizzled raspberry sauce, and toasted coconut Hanami Sushi: Assorted Nigiri sushi with lemon-cured salmon, soy-marinated tuna, and cured mackerel (New) Creamy Shrimp Udon: Udon soup with shrimp and spring vegetables (New) Beverages: Sakura Cherry Blossom Pilsner (New) Hakushika Hana Kohaku Plum Sake: Junmai Ginjo blended with Japanese plum (New) Nigori Dragon Fruit Sake Cocktail (New) Fleur de Lys (France)Food Items: Croissant au Fromage de Chèvre, Herbes et Ail Rôtie: Croissant with goat cheese, herbs, and roasted garlic Daube de Boeuf à la Provençal, Compote de Tomate au Romarin Gnocchi à la Niçoise: Provençal-style braised beef, rosemary tomato, and niçoise gnocchi (New) Tarte Chocolat Mogador: Chocolate tart with Valrhona single origin chocolate brownie, walnuts, and raspberry coulis served warm (New) Beignet Caramélisé, Fourré Crème Vanille, Glacé au Caramel Fleur de Sel: Caramelized beignet filled with vanilla cream and glazed with caramel fleur de sel Beverages: Kronenbourg Blanc 1664 Draft Beer VeRy Raspberry: Rosé wine with natural raspberry flavor Kir àla Poire: French sparkling wine with Monin desert pear (New) La Vie en Rose Frozen Slush: Vodka, Grey Goose L'Orange Vodka, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and white and red cranberry juices Funnel CakeBanana Split Funnel Cake: Funnel Cake topped with Banana-Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Diced Strawberries, and a Maraschino Cherry drizzled with Chocolate Syrup (New) Joffrey's Coffee & Tea CompanyWorld Discovery (Near Mission: SPACE) – Exotic Lemon Tea: A refreshing mix of Frozen Lemon and Iced Tea featuring Exotic Berry notes (Spirited option available featuring Grey Goose Vodka) (New) Near Canada – Melonade: A tangy blend of Frozen Lemon with a burst of watermelon (Spirited option available featuring Grey Goose Vodka) (New)World Showcase (Near Disney Traders) – Orange Cream Cold Brew: A smooth blend of French Roast Cold Brew with flavors of orange and vanilla topped with a splash of cream, whipped cream, and coconut shavings (Spirited option available featuring Kahlúa Rum and Coffee Liqueur) (New)The American Adventure – Key Lime Cold Brew: A zesty blend of French Roast Cold Brew with flavors of Key lime and white chocolate topped with a splash of cream, 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TW: This episode deals with A LOT of suicide. As we always say, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. If you are at risk, please get help. The national suicide line is 988. You matter.Tonight,Laura, Krysta and Dean discuss the Aokigahara forest. But first, Kryata has weird facts about Swans while Dean remembers a cartoon called the Swan Princess and remembers strange creatures from folklore that were swans who became human women. After that, we leap into a brief discussion of Shintoism, still the leading form of worship in Japan and then we discuss the Aokigahara itself, it's history, it's uses and it's current status as a popular place to say one's final goodbye. We discuss all that, plus discuss a bit about Youtube star Logan Paul on this week's episode of the Family Plot Podcast!!!!
Logo depois dos Jogos Olímpicos de Tóquio, Vivi Favery recebeu a psicóloga Alessandra Dutra. Uma especialista em preparação mental de atletas de alto rendimento, que atuou com o COB na maior competição do esporte mundial.Alessandra Dutra tem um trabalho bem-sucedido com nosso ciclista de maior renome, Henrique Avancini. Suas ideias continuam atuais e, por isso, trouxemos esse conteúdo que era exclusivo do canal MTB PASS para o feed Gregario. Vivi explora os conceitos da psicóloga sobre as estratégias para o melhor preparo mental do esportista brasileiro, fala sobre combatividade, a importância da ressignificação da competição e como o processo faz parte do resultado. Siga o @gregario_cycling nas redes sociais: https://instabio.cc/gregariocycling..#athomeworkouts #bike #bikelife #bodyweightworkout #ciclismo #crossfit #cycling #cyclinglife #cyclingphotos #cyclingpics #cyclingshots #cyclist #dieta #emagrecer #fromwhereiride #legdayworkout #lowcarb #moda #mountainbike #mtb #nature #nopainnogain #personaltrainer #roadbike #roadcycling #strava #stravacycling #treino #vida #vidasaudavel ...This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
“Commonality“ David briefs the Super Bowl. Jamie breaks down the “balloon incident.” Torie, David and Jamie play “if you liked this book on Chatter, get this one,” aka book recommendations. They fawn over COB alums Brendan Slocumb and Silas House, both finalists for the 2023 Southern Book Awards. Writer, teacher and semi-pro football player, David Wright Falade zooms in to share “Black Cloud Rising,” about a brigade of Black soldiers in the Civil War. The New York Times calls it “a straight-up page turner.” Yes, and even more it's a highly nuanced focus on race, identity and family.
Ted Romanowitz has been around the commercial display and tech sectors for a whole bunch of years, and for the last two or so, has been an industry analyst for the research firm Futuresource Consulting. Futuresource is in the UK, but Ted works out of the Portland, Oregon area - spending his time looking at professional display technologies, ranging from projectors to mini and microLED video wall products. He was at CES and he'll be at ISE this week, meeting with manufacturers and walking the halls, seeing what's new and interesting. We had a good chat about where the different display technologies are at, and how miniLED is seeing a lot of traction for fine pitch LED displays. We talk projection and we spend quite a bit of time discussing the state and vast potential for microLED. One thing I particularly liked was his qualifier about "true" microLED, as all kinds of manufacturers market their premium products as microLED, when they're really miniLED. Ted, thank you for joining me. Can you explain what you do for Futuresource and what Futuresource is all about? Ted Romanowitz: Oh, I'd love to do that. I'm a principal analyst at FutureSource Consulting in our business-to-business (b2b) practice. I lead the entire professional display Segment. So we cover everything Projection, LCD panels, tiled LCD, and interactive displays, as well as my forte, as you may know, is LED. I have more than 10 years of industry experience in LED with Planar, Leyard and Christie Digital. It's wonderful. There's a lot going on in pro displays right now. So what would you be doing primarily? Are you producing research reports? Are you talking to companies? You know, what's your day-to-day? Ted Romanowitz: We do three really big things. One, we do quarterly trackers for all these technologies. So you can look at the data by company, by specification, by country, and comparatively by brand. We also do annual reports. We've just published a video wall report as well as a strategic market outlook. We've got a big digital signage report coming in the springtime. We're looking forward to publishing that, as well as a refresh of our true micro-LED report coming in the first half of the year. So we do a lot of annual reports, and then the third bit is custom research. So if there are any companies out there that have a specific business need for the information, they can reach out to me and we'd love to talk to them about a one-off type of project to get the analytics that they need to make an informed business. How hard is it to get the data from all the different display manufacturers and to talk about their sales and their market size? Ted Romanowitz: It is definitely a challenge and I think, especially during the Covid timeframe, to keep relationships established has been challenging. We just came back from a major trip to the Asia Pacific in November, so we were literally the first company meeting these large pro AV vendors in Korea, Taiwan, and Japan. We spent two weeks over there face-to-face and you just can't say enough about building face-to-face relationships and having those conversations and that's why we're so much looking forward to ISE this year, getting everybody back together. So when you say you are the first company, what do you mean by that? Ted Romanowitz: A lot of these vendors haven't had research companies or other people come and visit them face-to-face. So they were really glad, almost ecstatic to have us show up at their doorstep for a meeting. It was wonderful to rebuild a lot of relationships. It's so much different to do it face-to-face. It's more meaningful. As opposed to at a table in a trade show booth? Ted Romanowitz: That's also face-to-face, so I think those are good as well. It's hard to get good data, setting yourself aside, there are one or two other companies that are focused on this, but there's this avalanche or a steady torrent of crap coming out of research factories from India. Do you have to fight against that? Ted Romanowitz: I think what Futuresource is really good at is having these long-term relationships. We've been doing this for two decades. We have relationships with the brands. We're getting data, hard data. We're having not only quantitative discussions, but we're having qualitative trends impacting the industry, what's coming next, and those sorts of things, so it's much more robust practice that we do, and that's why people are coming to us wanting our research. And part of your routine as well is going to the big trade shows, I believe you're just at CES and you're planning to go to ISE as well? Ted Romanowitz: Absolutely. It was my 14th trip to CES in my career, and it's like a little bit of a family reunion for me actually. But it was amazing to see the energy and people actually queuing up to be able to get into some of the booths there, the larger booths because they were controlling the traffic for Covid and everything. But the energy was there, a lot of great new technologies. It was quite exciting, and as a little preview, I know we're gonna talk about micro LEDs at some point, but I was able to see the industry's first true micro-LED displays, so that was worth the trip, just that one thing. Yeah, I get asked every year, am I going to CES? And I say, I've done it, don't want to do it again, too many people line up for everything. But the biggest thing is it's consumer electronics and it's pushing away to some degree it seems at least from displays into gadgets and cars and everything else, so I'm curious if you said that one thing alone was worth the trip, but for somebody who is maybe not as well versed as you, is it worth going to CES if you're in the digital signage industry? Ted Romanowitz: There were digital sign signs everywhere, even in some of the smaller halls like North and West, there were LED signs in almost every single booth promoting different technologies and companies, brands. It was amazing. But yeah, I was also amazed at how some of the big consumer brands were starting to bring in LED technology in particular, and showing the consumer applications of that and it's still not gonna be sold through a CEDIA channel, it's going to be sold through pro AV consultants. So it's our heart and soul still for some years before it becomes priced for the mass markets if you will. Do you get cues from CES about, a product that comes out for TVs whether it be OLED or QLED whatever the case may be, are those cues to what's gonna happen on the pro side or does it not necessarily track that way? Ted Romanowitz: There's not one way or the other, but I definitely think, specifically to LED technology, that is primarily a pro-AV thing and it is starting to creep into CES and that's exactly why I was at the show. Venetian had three floors of smaller companies, and it's amazing how much of our ecosystem is starting to show up there. Different companies looking for ODM and OEM arrangements were in the Venetian, showing prototypes and whatnot of not only LED but also see-through LED and transparent OLED. I was curious about one of the announcements at CES where LG unveiled an OLED TV that was wirelessly powered. Now there was a box that you still had to plug in, but between the box and the display panel itself, there was no wire. It was being transmitted by IR or something or other, I forgot. Is that something that you see as coming or is it just an outlier that nobody would actually use? Ted Romanowitz: LG had a wireless OLED display. But my understanding is that it was wireless connectivity on the data side and not necessarily on the power side. But that's certainly something I think it'll be interesting to see if that shows up at ISE, and definitely, a trend that we should all watch, especially in historic buildings across the east coast of America plus Europe, where you have a historical building and you wanna hang a display in this space, but you don't have power to it, and you don't want a god awful power cord, video signal cord running down the beautiful brickwork or whatnot. There could be some real applications for it. Yeah. I know a company in Israel. I did a podcast with them and they now have wireless power technology and they insisted it's safe and everything else, and you don't get fried if you walk in front of it, or anything. Ted Romanowitz: Interesting. I'm not aware of that. I'll have to get the information from you so we can have a good look. So what display segments are growing right now? Ted Romanowitz: Overall, the pro display is growing over the next five years at about an 8% compound annual growth rate, which is healthy. That's really being driven primarily by direct view LED, which is, over 20% year-over-year growth. So that's really where the growth is. LCD is still showing basically flat growth over the next five years. It's very slow growth, but yet by 2026, it's still 50% of the pro displays marketplace, and we won't see that shift between LED and LCD until we have some of these advanced technologies like mini LED, as defined by flip chip COB, which I think we're gonna see some really interesting demos at ISE on this technology finally. There have been technical and manufacturing issues that have held it back from mass production. So I think 2023 will be the year, we're predicting that 2023 will be the year when companies will come into mass production and resolve these manufacturing and technical issues. So that's where you get pixel pitches under 0.7, 0.6, perhaps even 0.5 with flip chip COB that will start to challenge LCD panels, which are really that close-up viewing experience really predominant. Yeah, I remember Leyard's CTO or he some kind of title like that, he was saying once you get to about 0.7, you're very close to the pixel pitch that you would have on an LCD. Ted Romanowitz: That is correct. It's around 0.5-millimeter pixel pitch on an LCD screen. So yeah, LED is getting there, and then the really last bit is, once you have that close-up viewing experience, you can put it into, let's say small to medium room sized meeting rooms as well as digital signage, eye level, close up wayfinding, informational displays, those kinds of things. It gets really interesting for LED, but the price differential right now is still fairly substantial. What is it now? I understand there are a whole bunch of variables. Ted Romanowitz: That's a loaded question. I wish I could just say, oh, it's X percent but it depends. I hate that answer, but it's the truth. We're seeing these advanced technologies in LED come in the mass volume where you get economies of scale, you're gonna see that differential shrink. So that's first with this flip chip CEOB, mini LED and that gets you to around, 0.5-0.6 millimeter, certainly 0.7 so you're on the verge of competing with LCD panels and then with what we're calling true micro LED technology, that is sub-100-micron chiplets mass transferred onto a TFT backplane with an active driver technology. So that is what one of the brands was showing at CES Samsung. They had from 55-inch to about 140-inch displays. They weren't able to give me pricing on that officially, but we know they estimated it last year at about $150,000 for a 4K display over 100 inches. And that's probably not gonna go into your house or mine, although we aspire to that. But over the years as they come into mass production in the next five to seven years, it's going to drop from $150,000 down to around $4,000 is what we're estimating and volume production, once you get under, let's say 40,000 or 30,000, it'll start showing up in the CEDIA channels. So it'll start shifting from pro AV consultants to the CEDIA channel but they'll need lots of help to figure out how to do it, and then once it gets into the $4,000 to $5,000 range, it's definitely more of a broad consumer electronic, still very expensive for you and I, a lot of people will really want to jump on this technology. It looks really beautiful. The stuff that Samsung was showing at CES was that when you frame it as true micro LED, as the Samsung stuff part of the wall series and they're now doing genuine micro LED with that? Ted Romanowitz: That's a great question, but they had the wall separately. These were consumer television sets that are true micro0LED, but they weren't ready yet to do an announcement in the pro AV space but one could reasonably assume that might be coming, that they'll offer this true micro-LED display, and whether they brand it ‘The wall' or whatever else they're gonna call it, that's up in the air. But it looks fantastic. It'll start to impede LCD panels in a significant way, and then shift the industry towards that where right now, LED is already in video walls the predominant technology that has the highest value. Within five years, it'll be three times the value of a tiled LCD. So LED is taking over the video wall. We see in the broader pro AV space, not in the next five years, but certainly, within the next 10 years, LED will be the number one display technology. Yeah, I think there's always going to be a demand for LCD for some kind of meat and potatoes digital signage, like menu boards and ticketing information, all that sort of stuff, but you get into any kind of specialty application or something where shape needs to be flexible, they're gonna go to mini or micro-LED once the price is there. Ted Romanowitz: Yes, true micro-LED eventually will also challenge LCD panels in that more, I guess what you would call hang and bang, on the commodity side. I believe that it'll bring LCD prices down. There'll always be a place for LCD technology but LED will start to take over where image quality, where impact is really important and there's just a smaller uplift in pricing for that better experience where people and customers want that big impact, it's going to be LED. I was at Touch Taiwan about four years ago, pre-Covid, and I left that trade show with a distinct impression from manufacturers that they saw mini-LED as kind of an interim technology, and it was mostly gonna be used for LCD backlighting like addressable zones, local dimming that, all that stuff. But it seems like mini-LED is getting a lot of take-up as a direct-view LED product as well. Ted Romanowitz: Absolutely, and LG has a version of their consumer LED product showcased at CES. It was about a 150-inch display and had some really good features. I think it was 1.2 millimeters with beautiful image quality but it's $300,000. It's still the consumer market that is very expensive for them to get into. But, then again, personally, as a product manager for LED, I've worked in multiple companies where we have done high-end homes with LEDand, putting up a $750,000 wall in a Bel Air home wasn't a problem They have the budget. That's again, not my house as much as I would like that. Yeah, as much as I'd like to be a midfielder for Manchester United, I'm too small and way too old, I don't think I'm gonna have that kind of salary. Ted Romanowitz: I think you and me both, but we can still hope, can't we? It's not too late. Oh, I think it is for me at least. Ted Romanowitz: I think another important thing is with projection, you were talking about where the pro AV industry is going and all of that, projection both front and rear are in relatively steep decline, and some people would say, oh my gosh, that's super scary, there are so many projection companies out there, and we see so many demos at ISE and at CES, there are a lot of consumer protection companies displaying products. Even though projection is in decline, double-digit decline over the next five years, in the end, it's still a $4 to $5 billion market, it's massive, and so it's not like projection is gonna go away, it's just getting a little bit smaller. So I think there's some hope there and we're seeing high brightness being a big thing over the last year. Already we've heard whispers from several of the projection brands that they're gonna be unveiling new high-brightness projectors. A lot of demos on projection mapping, blending, warping, and those sorts of things to support immersive, really engaging interactive displays. Yeah, in the right physical environment and lighting conditions and everything else, projection is awesome because it's got that ability to surprise you. It just shows up and forms around things in a way you can't do with more conventional displays. Ted Romanowitz: Exactly, and if you need to have a large display of information or whatnot, there's no more cost-effective way to do that, to show a big image, let's say in a theater or something other than projection, right? LED is just far too expensive to do that, although some brands are in customer-facing theaters. Some very large technology brands are putting in LED displays to impact their ecosystem, and their end customers in a very impactful way, but still, projection is wonderful. It has legs to continue for decades but LED is the up-and-coming thing. Why is projection getting better, like they're able to do brighter, is it because of laser, or are there other factors? Ted Romanowitz: Yeah, it's the laser technology that they're implementing. I think smaller form factors, are quieter, as well as the prices are coming down as well. Those are all factors that are gonna give it legs for quite some time. One other thing too, I think there are so many immersive exhibits that are happening now, right? In Portland, Oregon, we get one every month or two where they're using projection and or a blend of projection in LED to provide a really amazing sensory exhibit. And when our team was in Japan, we went and saw the Team Labs exhibit there and it was wonderful that you actually took your shoes off, and put them in a locker. You roll up your pant legs and you're about knee-deep in warm water and, it was really cool, the projection map Koi onto the water that you're walking through, and the fish react to you. So you can reach out or, as you approach one of the fish, it'll look over at you and then scurry off as if it was a real fish. It was just an amazing experience to go do that. I'm curious as well about OLED and light field displays and I recognize that light field displays are still probably a few years off, but are you seeing advances in that? Ted Romanowitz: That's one of the things that we're going to be doing some further research on at ISE and it'll be interesting to see how that trend emerges, and OLED is really interesting. On the transparent side, a lot of companies have been working on that to help with merchandising or promoting products, putting them in an OLED box and putting marketing messages around the product even while you're able to reach in and touch the product. Those are some super creative things, but at the LG booth at CES and a couple of others, they're showing transparent OLED and transparent LED applications where you can get a 10-foot high glass wall and cover it with an image. It's just cool. It's beautiful. It'll be interesting to see how corporations and other organizations invest in that, and what the adoption rate will be, and that's definitely an area where we're going to be researching further. Yeah, the LED on film and LED embedded in glass particularly when micro-LED matures, that seems exciting as hell in terms of the amount of brightness you can get and the fact that you can just make it part of the building material. Ted Romanowitz: Exactly, yes, and you look at all these big cities. I don't know when you were in China last, but you go to Hong Kong and you're sitting on the Calhoun side at night and the choreographer does some choreography with music and a light show of all the major tall office buildings on Central. It's just amazing. And Shenzhen, Shanghai, a lot of cities in China are doing these light shows and lighting up all the buildings and in America, we're starting to see that as well. Obviously, Las Vegas is a great example, but I think it'll be interesting to see how that evolves, not only in America but also in Europe with all of the historical buildings, what the regulations will be and you know how they'll allow technology to be used architecturally and artistically on some of these historic buildings, or if we'll just keep doing projection onto them. Which you can do without affecting the building, which I'm sure makes the people who protect buildings happy. Ted Romanowitz: Absolutely. You're going to ISE, I assume. For somebody who's going and they're particularly interested in seeing what's new and what's emerging and what's important to know on the display side of things, what would you recommend? What should they be looking for? Ted Romanowitz: I definitely think the big trends will be the flip chip COB, and mini-LED. I don't know if a true micro-LED display will be shown, but they're certainly, if not from one of the big brands, I would expect some of the manufacturers like BOE or Seoul Semi might be showing some things in their booth, so that's one thing to look for. I think projection is gonna be sexy. People are gonna be doing projection mapping and blending and warping and all of that. 8K displays, I think you'll see more and more of those out there. Yeah, those are some of the big things. There's the digital signage section as well. We're gonna be spending a lot of time out there. As I mentioned, we are doing a digital signage report in the next few months. So we will be looking at that as well. Would that be a display report or software? Ted Romanowitz: It'll be both. It'll be the whole ecosystem. This is great because it's so hard to get any credible research on the software side of this business. Ted Romanowitz: Exactly, and It'll be hardware and not only just the displays itself but the media servers, players, the content in the cloud. All of the above. It's gonna be a really exciting report. We're very much looking forward to that one. Good. All right. Ted, thank you so much for spending some time with me. Ted Romanowitz: Thank you so much and I look forward to seeing you in Barcelona. Absolutely. Tapas! Ted Romanowitz: Exactly. See you there!
Minha convidada de hoje sempre gostou de esportes. Participava de qualquer atividade que surgia num programa da prefeitura da sua cidade, chamado Escola da Família. Por dois anos ela também integrou o Projeto Bombeiro Mirim. Seu sonho era tornar-se bombeira e foi nesse projeto que ela conheceu a pessoa que a fez se interessar pelo mountain bike. Sua melhor amiga e os pais praticavam a modalidade e ela se acostumou a ouvir as histórias dos treinos e competições. Quando de uma hora para a outra o projeto dos bombeiros foi encerrado, ela decidiu comprar um bicicleta e dar uma chance ao esporte. Já nas primeiras competições obteve destaque e em pouco tempo estava entre as melhores juniores do Brasil, o que a levou à Seleção Brasileira. Representou o país em competições internacionais, fez alguns pódios e participou da Copa do Mundo Júnior. Tudo ia muito bem até que foi diagnosticada com um problema cardíaco que a impediu de praticar exercícios de alta intensidade. A notícia caiu como uma bomba e “quebrou” o seu ânimo além do que as palavras podem descrever. Sua única chance para voltar a ter uma vida esportivamente competitiva era uma complexa e cara cirurgia. Passado alguns meses, ela recebeu o convite da sua ex-treinadora e mentora, a veterana Jaqueline Mourão, para participar de uma clínica de rollerski. Lá, as duas teriam a chance de conversar e tentar encontrar juntas uma forma de arrecadar apoio para viabilizar a cirurgia. A oportunidade foi crucial para o que viria a acontecer. Não apenas por ter conhecido e gostado da nova modalidade esportiva, mas porque passado algum tempo, Jaque havia encontrado uma maneira de viabilizar a cirurgia que ela precisava para resolver o seu problema no coração. Em abril de 2013, dois anos após ter sido diagnosticada, ela passou com sucesso pelo procedimento que colocou um peça de metal em seu coração. Depois de alguns meses em recuperação, voltou para o mountain bike e após um período em que enfrentou dificuldades para se manter no esporte, decidiu aceitar uma proposta da Confederação Brasileira de Desportos na Neve e migrar para o esqui cross country e o biathlon. Em 2014 teve sua primeira experiência na neve e participou das primeiras provas de biathlon. Menos de um ano depois representou o Brasil no Campeonato Mundial Júnior de Biathlon. Ao longo dos anos seguintes foi melhorando suas marcas e conquistou entre outros títulos, o tetra campeonato Sul Americano de Cross Country Sprint, o bi campeonato Sul Americano de Cross Country Distance, o tri campeonato brasileiro de Cross Country Sprint e o bi campeonato de Cross Country Distance e Campeã Brasileira de Biathlon. Vislumbrando a possibilidade de participar de uma Olimpíada, no final da temporada 2019/20 decidiu focar apenas no esqui cross country, modalidade na qual tinha chances reais de se classificar. Na temporada seguinte venceu todas as provas do Circuito Brasileiro de Rollerski. Mesmo com os planos alterados devido à pandemia do Covid-19, os seus resultados pelo Brasil no Campeonato Mundial de Esqui Cross Country e em algumas provas da Copa do Mundo contribuíram para o país conquistar uma inédita segunda vaga olímpica. Ela e a Jaqueline, agora sua mentora também nos esportes de neve, fizeram história ao competirem juntas o mundial na prova do Team Sprint e ainda se tornaram a única dupla brasileira a completar essa prova pela primeira vez em quaisquer um dos principais eventos internacionais. Determinada a classificar-se para os Jogos Olímpicos de Inverno de 2022, ela conquistou pela sétima vez consecutiva o título do Circuito Brasileiro de Rollerski, foi Campeã Sul-Americana de Rollerski Sprint e enfrentando várias dificuldades conseguiu bons resultados em duas provas na Europa, o que garantiu a ela a tão sonhada vaga olímpica. No mesmo dia do anúncio oficial do COB colocando o nome dela como parte do Time Brasil para os Jogos Olímpicos de Beijing 2022, ela testou positivo para o Covid, o que adiou a data da sua viagem. Após cumprir o período de quarentena na Áustria e confirmar que estava livre do vírus, estava liberada para se juntar à delegação na China. A caminho do aeroporto aconteceu o inesperado. O carro que a transportava bateu num caminhão e ela teve o seu sonho adiado. Após quase 1 ano no processo de recuperação das lesões no pé e no antebraço, ela está confiante de que recuperará o lugar que conquistou no esqui cross country nacional. Sem medo de encarar os desafios, ela já está focada na próxima edição dos Jogos, em 2026. Certa de que se foi capaz de conquistar a vaga uma vez, poderá conquista-la novamente. 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