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Rebel News +
DAVID MENZIES | Rebel vs. Elections Commissioner, David Suzuki's threats and teachers bullied into vaccines

Rebel News +

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 45:50


Sheila Gunn Reid on a free expression legal battle over an Alberta billboard; Adam Soos on eco-terrorism.

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
The UK Red List chaos: The British High Commissioner to South Africa

Afternoon Drive with John Maytham

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 6:23


Guest: Antony John Phillipson, The British High Commissioner to South Africa to discuss the UK Red list Update that has been made today. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ben Fordham: Highlights
Latest on William Tyrrell search: State Crime Commander Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith

Ben Fordham: Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 6:55


Police say the renewed search for answers on what happened to William Tyrrell will go on for months if required. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ben Fordham: Highlights
EXCLUSIVE | Incoming Police Commissioner Karen Webb's first sit-down interview

Ben Fordham: Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 8:27


In an exclusive interview, Ben Fordham quizzes the new Commissioner on the William Tyrrell case, her vision for the NSW Police Force, and why she became a cop. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
Total Nonsense 2021: The Week 11 Thanksgiving Special!

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 59:39


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!   Week 11 Thanksgiving Special!___________________________________The Trading is done, and it's time to give thanks for another special week of the UFFL!  Week 11 is done, Week 12 is on it's way.  John B., Chris, the Commissioner, and once again Aladdin will give you all the highlights, lowlights, low-blows, and high comedy you always expect and rarely receive from TNP!*Don't miss our newest Feature:  Face The Music!*Stick around for a review of last week's trade deadline!*Stay tuned for the Weekly Awards including the Energy Boost, Vanishing Act, Blunder of the Week, and Fantasy Redemption!*Listen in as the gang gives Thanks for Thanksgiving!*And of course all the scores, schedules, standings, and eliminations from Week 11!_____________________WEEK 11 SCORES_____________________Mutt and Jeff 164 – West Coast 4 Life 151Gurley's Gone Wild 156 – The Minshew Mission 106Cardiff Giant 103 – Free Jamal 99 Waiver Wire Heroes 65 – Hall and Oates 40Kick-Ass Philanthropists 145 – Rochester Tschmingus 137Compton's Most Wanted 124 – Vicious and Delicious 66________________________WEEK 12 SCHEDULE________________________Free Jamal – at – Gurley's Gone WildVicious and Delicious – at – Hall and OatesCardiff Giant – at – Kick-Ass PhilanthropistsWest Coast 4 Life – at – The Minshew MissionRochester Tschmingus – at – Compton's Most WantedWaiver Wire Heroes – at – Mutt and Jeff ___________________________ 2021 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division –1. Mutt and Jeff (Chris) – (6 - 5)2. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.) – (6 - 5)3. Free Jamal (Jeremy) – (6 - 5)4. Gurley's Gone Wild (John M. and Ben) – (4 - 7)  ____________– Central Division –1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave) – (11 - 0)2. Hall and Oates (Phil and Jim) – (5 - 6)3. Cardiff Giant (Matt M.) – (4 - 7)4. Vicious and Delicious (Scott/Commish) – (3 - 8)  ____________– West Division –1. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) – (7 - 4)2. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) – (6 - 5)3. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) – (5 – 6)4. The Minshew Mission (Matt V., Matt C., Anthony) – (3 - 8)_____________

50% Facts
The Commissioner of Power | Documentary Review and Reaction

50% Facts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 61:56


It's fitting that Rogue Fitness would decide to underwrite an expansive documentary on the life of Terry Todd -- a name known to many in the strength world for decades. As a lifter and coach, he was a formative presence in Olympic lifting, powerlifting, and strongman. In many ways, he helped define the industry. The documentary details his contributions through interviews with Larry Pacifico, Mark Henry, Bill Crawford, Bill Crawford, as well as Terry's wife Jan, a champion lifter in her own right, and Terry himself. Terry passed away in 2018. Dean Saddoris of Caffeine & Kilos joined us in this discussion. You can find Dean on IG @deansaddoris.ck and at caffeineandkilos.com. You can watch the documentary for free on YouTube. Check out our gym (Third Street Barbell) at ThirdStreetBarbell.com and subscribe for updates about our apparel line at 3sb.co! Local memberships and international fresh fits! Get early access to our NEXT DROP! Hosted by Mike Farr (@silentmikke) and Jim McDonald (@thejimmcd). Produced by Jim McDonald Production assistance by Sam McDonald. Theme by Aaron Moore. Branding by Joseph Manzo (@jmanzo523)

Dakota Datebook
William Gilbreath, Booster to North Dakota

Dakota Datebook

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 2:45


On this date in 1911, William Gilbreath, Commissioner of Agriculture in North Dakota, was busy—in fact, the Bismarck Tribune called him “about the busiest official at the state house for the past six months.” And no small wonder!

Midnight Train Podcast
The Banana Massacre - Yep, bananas. Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 90:05


So we're gonna get into something a bit different this week. Not really truecrime, not unsolved, but definitely crazy. This is another one we got from a listener that we had no clue ever happened. While the official death toll of this incident is usually put at around 45, some estimates say it could be up to 2000. Those bodies are said to either have been dumped in the sea or buried in mass graves. So what was the incident about you ask? Well, long story very short… Bananas. We're gonna dive into what is simply known as the Banana massacre,  a crazy tale of a government squashing a banana strike with excessive force and what came after. Buckle up guys, here we go!   Before we start, I want to acknowledge the great sources of info for this episode. 90% of the information on this week's episode came from two amazing sources that had tons of info that we couldn't find anywhere else. First a paper by Jorge Enrique Elias Caro and Antonino Vidal Ortega on the website scielo.org was our source for the actual massacre info while an article called Rotten Fruit by Peter Chapman on the Financial Times website was our source for the company history.  So, let's start by talking about a fruit company. United Fruit company to be exact. United Fruit began life in the 1870s when Minor Cooper Keith, a wealthy young New Yorker, started growing bananas as a business sideline, alongside a railway line he was building in Costa Rica. Both ventures took off, and by 1890 he was married to the daughter of a former president of Costa Rica and owned vast banana plantations on land given to him by the state. The bananas were shipped to New Orleans and Boston, where demand soon began to outstrip supply.Keith teamed up with Andrew Preston, a Boston importer, and in 1899 they formed United Fruit. Bananas sold well for their tropical cachet: they were exotic, a luxury only affordable to the rich. But the rapidly rising output of United Fruit's plantations brought down prices. The company created a mass market in the industrial cities of the US north-east and Midwest. The once bourgeois banana became positively proletarian.   By the 1920s, United Fruit's empire had spread across Central America. It also included Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In South America the company owned chunks of Colombia and Ecuador. It came to dominate the European as well as the US banana markets with the help of its Great White Fleet of 100 refrigerated ships, the largest private navy in the world.   There are more than 300 varieties of banana, but United Fruit grew only one: the Gros Michel or ”Big Mike”. This variety suited most tastes; it was not too big or too small, too yellow or too sweet - if anything, it was a little bland. This was the forerunner of the transnational products we have today.           But mass production took its toll. In 1903, disease hit United Fruit's plantations in Panama. An array of pathogens kept up the attack, and the banana was discovered to have a genetic weakness. Its seeds are ill equipped for reproduction, so growers take cuttings from one plant to create another. The banana is a clone, with each inbred generation less resilient.    Although the banana was diseased, United Fruit marketed it as a product that exemplified good health. Banana diseases did not affect humans, and the fruit was said to be the cure for many ills: obesity, blood pressure, constipation - even depression. In 1929, United Fruit set up its own ”education department”, which supplied US schools with teaching kits extolling the benefits of the banana and the good works of the company. Meanwhile, United Fruit's ”home economics” department showered housewives with banana recipes.   One of United Fruit's most successful advertising campaigns began in 1944, designed to boost the banana's profile after its scarcity during the war. It featured Senorita Chiquita Banana, a cartoon banana who danced and sang in an exuberant Latin style. Senorita Chiquita bore a close resemblance to Carmen Miranda, the Brazilian entertainer who, in her ”tutti-frutti” hat, wowed Hollywood at the time. Sales soon regained prewar levels.   By the 1960s, the banana had become an inseparable accompaniment to the morning cereal of most American children. And today, in countries such as the US and Britain, it has ousted the apple as the most popular fruit. In the UK, figures indicate that more than 95 per cent of households buy bananas each week, and that more money is spent on them than on any other supermarket item, apart from petrol and lottery tickets.    Soooo sounds like a pretty typical big business rise to power by providing a wholesome treat to the people right? Wrong… There was more going on than almost everybody knew.    Over the years, United Fruit fought hard for low taxes and light regulation. By the beginning of the 20th century, troublesome anti-trust laws had been passed in the US to crack down on business behaviour such as price-fixing and other monopolistic practices. Taxes on large corporations were increased to fund welfare benefits in the US and fully fledged welfare states in Europe. But, with a centre of operations far from the lawmakers of Washington DC, United Fruit largely avoided all this.   The company also gained a reputation as being ruthless when crossed, and acted to remove governments that did not comply with its wishes. United Fruit had first shown its tough nature in the invasion of Honduras in 1911, which was planned by Sam ”The Banana Man” Zemurray, a business partner of United Fruit who later headed the company. Efforts by Zemurray and United Fruit to set up production in Honduras had been blocked by the Honduran government, which was fearful of the power it might wield. United Fruit was not so easily deterred. Zemurray financed an invasion, led by such enterprising types as ”General” (self-appointed) Lee Christmas and freelance trouble-shooter Guy ”Machine Gun” Molony. Thanks to United Fruit, many more exercises in ”regime change” were carried out in the name of the banana.   In 1941, the company hired a new consultant, Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, who had adapted the early disciplines of psychoanalysis to the marketplace. Bernays is known as the ”father of public relations” following his seminal 1928 book, Propaganda, in which he argued that it was the duty of the ”intelligent minority” of society to manipulate the unthinking ”group mind”. This, Bernays asserted, was for the sake of freedom and democracy.   United Fruit had become concerned about its image. In Central America, it was commonly known as el pulpo (the octopus) - its tentacles everywhere. In the US, United Fruit's territories were seen as troubled and forbidding. Under Bernays' guidance, the company began issuing a steady flow of information to the media about its work, rebranding the region as ”Middle America”.   America”.   In 1954, Bernays exercised his manipulative powers to get rid of the Guatemalan government. Democratically elected, it had taken some of United Fruit's large areas of unused land to give to peasant farmers. Bernays' response was to call newspaper contacts who might be amenable to the company view. Journalists were sent on ”fact finding” missions to Central America and, in particular, Guatemala, where they chased false stories of gunfire and bombs. In dispatches home, Guatemala became a place gripped by ”communist terror”.   The company looked, too, to friends in high places, both in the corridors of power and in the offices where the big decisions were made. During the Guatemalan crisis, John Foster Dulles, one of the world's most esteemed statesmen, was secretary of state. His brother, Allen Dulles, was head of the CIA. Both were former legal advisers to United Fruit. Together, the Dulles brothers orchestrated the coup that overthrew Guatemala's government in 1954.   Despite its ugly reputation, United Fruit often made philanthropic gestures.  Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company, played a part in coining the term ”corporate social responsibility” when, in reference to earthquake relief sent to Nicaragua in 1972, he extolled the company's deeds as ”our social responsibility”.  And in the 1930s, Sam Zemurray donated part of his fortune to a children's clinic in New Orleans. He later gave $1m to the city's Tulane University to finance ”Middle American'' research; he also funded a Harvard professorship for women. Philanthropy, however, did not prevent United Fruit's abuses, and, in the 1950s, the US government decided it had to act. The company's activities had caused such anti-US feeling in Latin America that leftwing revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara had prospered. And so Washington began to take away some of United Fruit's land.   Ironically, Castro had benefited from the presence of United Fruit in Cuba. His father, a sugar planter, leased land from the company, and had made enough money to afford a good upbringing for his children. Guevara had fought both United Fruit and the CIA during the Guatemalan coup; he maintained thereafter that Latin America had no choice but ”armed struggle”. At New Year 1959, Castro and Guevara seized power in Cuba and kicked out the US-supported regime of Fulgencio Batista.   Like an ailing dictator, United Fruit lashed out - and nearly took the world with it. In 1961, it lent part of its Great White Fleet to the CIA and Cuban exiles in the US who were plotting to overthrow Castro. When the Bay of Pigs invasion failed, Castro, fearing another attack, ushered in armaments from the Soviet Union, prompting the missile crisis of 1962.   United Fruit battled on through the 1960s, its product ever more the victim of disease. Big Mike flagged, died and gave way to the dessert banana most of the developed world eats today, the Cavendish. It was said to be ”disease resistant”. Now that's dying, too.   Eli Black took over the company in 1970, imagining he could turn it back into the colossus it once was. The early 1970s, however, were a terrible period for the image of multinational corporations. Chief among them, oil companies made huge profits from the crisis after the 1973 Middle East war, to the inflationary ruin of rich and poor countries alike. United Fruit became an embarrassment. It was weak where others, such as the oil moguls, remained strong. When its stock market value crashed and regulators moved in, it looked like natural selection.   Early on Monday February 3 1975, a man threw himself out of his office window, 44 floors above Park Avenue, New York. He had used his briefcase to smash the window, and then thrown it out before he leapt, scattering papers for blocks around. Glass fell on to the rush-hour traffic, but amazingly no one else was hurt. The body landed away from the road, near a postal service office. Postmen helped emergency workers clear up the mess so the day's business could carry on.    This jumper was quickly identified as Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company.   It emerged that Black, a devout family man, had bribed the Honduran president, Oswaldo Lopez Arellano, with $1.25m to encourage him to pull out of a banana cartel which opposed United Fruit. The story was about to come out in the US press. United Fruit's Central American plantations were also struggling with hurricane damage and a new banana disease. Facing disgrace and failure, Black took his own life. His death was shocking, not least because he had the reputation of a highly moral man. Wall Street was outraged, the company's shares crashed and regulators seized its books to prevent ”its further violation of the law”. The company subsequently disappeared from public view and was seemingly erased from the collective mind.   After the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, in a born-again spirit of globalisation, the world's main banana companies picked up the free-market banner once carried by United Fruit. The companies - Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole from the US, and Noboa from Ecuador - did not have anything like the force of United Fruit individually, but they were still a formidable presence. Together they were known to their critics, if not to themselves, as the ”Wild Bunch”.   In the 1990s, the US took its case to the World Trade Organisation, the new high court of globalisation. The companies protested that west European countries unfairly protected the producers of so-called ”Fairtrade” bananas in former European colonies through a complex system of quotas and licences. The Wild Bunch characterised this as revamped colonialism and outmoded welfare state-ism and, instead, promoted their own ”Free Trade” bananas.   In the new millennium, after what had become a general trade war, the Europeans backed down and agreed to concessions. They did so with some rancour, protesting that Washington had again allowed itself to be manipulated by narrow interests. Some spoke of a return of the ”old and dark forces”. They were thinking of United Fruit.   Ok so that's kind of a basic history of United Fruit company to get us going in the right direction to talk about one of the most brutal things they carried out on their workers. You've seen the connection they had and the power they had.. Pretty nuts for a fucking banana company.    On the evening of October 5, 1928, the delegates for Colombia's banana workers in Magdalena gathered to discuss their grievances. Among their concerns were their long hours and low pay; one worker, Aristides López Rojano, remembered: “We worked from six in the morning until eleven and then from one in the afternoon until six.... The contractor paid the salary and reserved up to thirty percent for himself.” Erasmo Coronel (the one wearing the bowtie in the group portrait) spoke in favor of a strike, and the others agreed. At around five in the morning on October 6, 1928, the workers issued the United Fruit Company a list of nine demands.   Stop their practice of hiring through sub-contractors   Mandatory collective insurance   Compensation for work accidents   Hygienic dormitories and 6 day work weeks   Increase in daily pay for workers who earned less than 100 pesos per month   Weekly wage   Abolition of office stores   Abolition of payment through coupons rather than money   Improvement of hospital services   The strike turned into the largest labor movement ever witnessed in the country until then. Radical members of the Liberal Party, as well as members of the Socialist and Communist Parties, participated.   The workers wanted to be recognized as employees, and demanded the implementation of the Colombian legal framework of the 1920s.   After U.S. officials in Colombia and United Fruit representatives portrayed the workers' strike as "communist" with a "subversive tendency" in telegrams to Frank B. Kellogg, the United States Secretary of State, the United States government threatened to invade with the U.S. Marine Corps if the Colombian government did not act to protect United Fruit's interests. The Colombian government was also compelled to work for the interests of the company, considering they could cut off trade of Colombian bananas with significant markets such as the United States and Europe.   As there was no agreement the Government militarized the zone. The newspaper "La Prensa" published the following:   "MORE TROOPS FOR THE BANANERA REGION. We have been informed that the leaving of the Commissioner sent by the Industry Ministry due to the existing conflict between the workers and the company has turned the situation critical. For this reason, the War Ministry ordered the concentration of more troops in Ciénaga. Therefore, yesterday night, a numerous contingent was dispatched from here on a special ship"   By the end of November the Magdalena Agriculture Society tried to find a solution to the situation. They named a Commission and along with the Chief of the Work Office and the workers' delegates would have a meeting with the UFC since the conflict was affecting everyone's interests. The multinational rejected meeting the Commission stating that the workers were out of the law. The representatives of the workers left for Ciénaga with the aim of convincing their fellow workers to abandon the region. They also demanded the arbitration as a last legal resort.   Social Party (PSR) founded in 1927 in Bogotá. The strike was also supported by the national and departmental union leaders ascribed to the Magdalena Workers Federation, the Magdalena Worker Union and the General Union of Workers of the Union Society (popularly known as the Yellow Union which integrated railway, port and construction workers of Santa Marta).   The first week of December everything was at a standstill, without a solution. The company hired a steamboat and brought 200 military men and took over the town hall without the mayor's authorization. To this respect the Ciénaga newspaper "Diario del Córdoba" noted:   "We do not know who ordered changing the town house into a campsite of troops, but we are certain that the municipality spokesman was not consulted for this illegal occupation. He would have certainly opposed it since there was no alteration of public order according to the norms in force. We see that the procedures here are "manu militari", without any consideration under the obvious alarm of these peoples, panic in society and business."   Military roadblocks were displayed. Trains were searched and the army prevented strikers from using them33. Tension increased and temporary workers started to return to their hometowns. Military pressure blocked the communication systems and the mail, telephones, telegraph and even the press stopped working. The strikers seized the train from Ciénaga to the plantations and they prevented its exit during the day.   On December 3rd, the press was conscious of the extreme situation: The situation of the Banana Strike is worse than ever. Especially because of the uneasiness caused by the Governor's Office for having called the Army. Any kind of meeting was banned, as it was assumed that they questioned the state legitimacy and stability and the government decisions. This measure outraged workers, because some detentions took place in Ciénaga and they were justified by the police since some documents of an apparently communist campaign were confiscated.   From this moment on, American Diplomats started to worry for the security of the American employees up to the point that the Government of the United States sent a ship to Santa Marta for the protection of their citizens as was stated by the US ambassador in Bogotá. He made clear that it was not a war cruise. Anyhow, it was possible to confirm that in the ports of Ciénaga and Santa Marta war ships docked with the aim of reinforcing troops.    To break the strike, on December 2nd, a military contingent of 300 men arrived in Ciénaga from the interior of the country. The major of the zone considered that these soldiers would be better at facing the situation than those native of the region. At the same time that same day some municipalities protested against the disposition of the governor's office. The workers exodus continued, the general situation of commerce aggravated, many commercial houses closed and some of them stopped paying their debts alleging the scarce security conditions and low sales. Similarly occurred with the stores of the UFC which closed due to lack of business activity. There was a total lack of supplies of basic products in the banana zone.   With the excuse that in Ciénaga the strikers were committing all kinds of outrages, the army seized the train to mobilize troops to the different towns, preventing normal circulation; this information proved false and the train returned to Cienaga during the first hours of the next day. The community remained isolated and without the possibility to use the train as a transportation means. The train was used by the militaries for the surveillance of plantations.   A State of Siege declaration was expected and this increased tension among strikers who organized collective bodies in different locations to prevent the work of producers. Detentions continued. The train detention by the military and the impossibility to take bananas out due to the positions of the strikers and small landowners, the harvested fruit began to rot.   The Workers Union used the newspaper Vanguardia Obrera and other pasquinades to inform about their position and to keep public opinion updated. On December 5th, alleging that the strikers had managed to get weapons, the government decreed the State of Siege. This was not made public to the workers and for this reason they became more exacerbated.   A pressure mechanism used to obtain the support of merchants was the fact of creating solidarity to boycott the public market stores and other commercial firms if the transaction was not authorized by the Workers Union. This way, merchants could not sell if they did not have the "permission". To accomplish this policy the union had 5.000 workers acting as vigilantes. This situation led the UFC to ask the government if the State was in condition to protect its interests. The State response was dubious. In its effort to reach an equilibrium between the pressure of the company and that of the workers, it submitted a communication where it stated that it would analyse the situation and would take the corresponding steps.   The workers' unrest for not feeling the State support led them to radicalization of their protest and since that moment, seizures of banana farms took place in different municipalities. There were confrontations between land owners, the military and the workers. It is worth mentioning the events in Sevilla, where workers detained a group of soldiers.   As the tension increased with this last event the Ministry Council declared general alteration of public order on December 5th, and gave special faculties to Minister Arrazola to act as a mediator between the parties and positioned General Cortés Vargas as Civil and Military Chief. This intervention was justified by the economic losses of the socio-economic and political system of the nation because it had been estimated that up to that moment the losses exceeded one million dollars and given the fact that the fierce position of the workers had stopped communications and transportations and even there had been seizures in several localities and there was fear concerning the situation of Santa Marta.   The government sent information to the United Press as follows: "The government has decreed the State of Siege in the Province of Santa Marta where the workers of the United Fruit Company maintain a strike lasting several days. General Carlos Cortés Vargas has been appointed Civil and Military Chief". On the other hand, the national press and especially that of the capital announced: " there has never been a longer and more numerous strike in the country than this of the workers of Magdalena. Thirty-two thousand workers have been in total inactivity for more than thirty days in the banana region, there are no signs that this situation will have a favourable solution"   Events reached their peak in Ciénaga. The workers had concentrated for a pacific demonstration in the evening of the 5th of December. The Governor Nuñez Roca decreed the dispersion of the demonstration. The workers did not receive this well; they declared that authorities had taken this decision with the support of the UFC and the militaries without the presence of workers' representatives. This made clear to them that authorities were defending the interests of the Company and the local "bananacracy"and not theirs as Colombian workers. The concentration ended in a protest.   The militaries obeyed the orders of the Governor and it was authorized to follow orders and demand the workers to dissolve the demonstration as it was not authorized.   The text was read in the square and at the same time the troop took positions. There were approximately 1.500 strikers in the square.   The army gave the strikers 15 minutes to disperse and the workers' answer was a the massive agitation of the Colombian flags and shouts related to the workers movement. The army responded with drumbeats and the menace to repel the strikers. Three bugle warnings were given, but nevertheless the strikers remained in their positions. A deep silence reigned in the square and the menace of the army became an unfortunate reality when the shout "Shoot" was uttered. Rifles and machine guns were discharged against the defenceless and unarmed demonstrators. In minutes the ground of the square was tinted with blood.   Once the attack of the army against their own fellow citizens ended, the sight was dantesque. The cadavers, the wounded and their relatives were troubling scenes. These events took place at the dawn of December 6th: a brutal aggression against a workers' demonstration.   The news invaded the media and the first chronicles appeared with living information about the tragic balance of the events. The first report on the newspaper "La Prensa" from Barranquilla informed of 8 people killed and 20 wounded. After a week, the same newspaper mentioned 100 dead and 238 wounded. Meanwhile official sources and diplomatic communications signalled the number of people killed as being 1.000. This number, and along with other kind of testimonies collected, agree that the number of killings was over a thousand and that the militaries loaded the trains with the corpses and buried them in mass graves in inaccessible areas and up to the present times they have not been localized.   This repression caused a massive exodus of the terrified population. They abandoned the zone and migrated to different parts of the country for fear of military persecution and arrestment. Many of them left their scarce possessions behind.   National and international media widely covered this event. Both the UFC and the government tried to manipulate the information to protect their image. The press echoed and broadcasted the sometimes biased news, informing about "combats" between the army troops and the "revolutionaries" and that as a result of these combats, 8 "bandits" were killed and 20 were wounded. The War Ministry insisted that "in Magdalena there was no strike, but a revolution".   Other newspapers such as "La Prensa" from Barranquilla, issued their edition of December 8th in red characters as a reference to this event that brought mourning to the entire country and as a symbolic commemorative act.   Referring to a communication sent to the United Press, the War Ministry informed officially that in the attack of the strikers against the troops there had been 8 dead and 20 wounded and that in order to control the revolutionary outbreaks against state order, the immediate mobilization of more troops had been ordered. They would arrive from cities of the interior of the country. It also emphasised the position of the government that the workers' situation in Magdalena was delicate and that vigorous decisions had to be taken in order to solve this issue. It also informed that beside Ciénaga, other localities had to be intervened.   The Times from New York informed in a biased and extended way that the turmoil in the Colombian Banana Region was provoked by Mexican incendiaries, who had led the process of the Mexican Revolution, two decades earlier. It also gave details about the aspects of the banana strike that were consequences of the expiration of the Barco Concession .   At the same time the UFC issued a press communication to the New York agencies and the worldwide correspondents declaring: "the difficult situation experienced during the past days in the Colombian banana region, where the company has valuable interests, has quite improved in the last 24 hours and the dispatches sent from the scene, give rise to expectations for a prompt solution of the conflict surged between the workers and the company which ended in an extended strike of revolutionary nature".   While the American press provided biased information, trying to defend the multinational interests and that of their government, the national press analysed the situation with greater objectivity. The daily newspaper "El Tiempo" from Bogotá commented in an extended note that most of the claims of the strikers were righteous improvement of working conditions. Nevertheless, due to its conservative position, the editorial stated that they did not agree with the strike since they considered that the workers had a bad leadership and they made the leaders responsible for what had happened. They reminded the authorities that force is not the supreme reason as the only system to solve a conflict since violence is not a valid option to impose certain vindications.   In response to these events and as a protest for the massacre, several offices of the United Fruit and the railway were set on fire and destroyed. The hard situation caused by the army repression and the lack of jobs led to the assault of the company's stores where people seized food.    "It is not about fixing anyhow a difficult situation, it is about avoiding more critical events in the immediate future. Therefore we need a wise, prudent, political Colombian, who does not forget the circumstances regarding the conflict. Someone who does not forget how the United Fruit Company manipulates the political and civil life of Magdalena and who does not think it indispensable to send troops for hunting workers as animals. Someone who will not be hard and inflexible with them and subordinated and honey mouthed with the company agents"   After the massacre, the workers who managed to escape emigrated to other areas of the region and new versions of the events started to become public. It was the version of the defeated. This version informed the public opinion about the concentration in the Ciénaga square and not in farms as had been informed by authorities to justify the fact of not being able to notify the exact number of deaths.   On December 10th after a convulsed weekend, the headings announced "the revolutionaries' flee in stampede to the Sierra Nevada," "government troops completely defeated the strikers "; the War Minister informs that there were more deaths during the last combats". In general, the press informed about a revolutionary movement which confronted the military forces and that the army was responding with rigor, but that there had not been any excess on their part. The banana zone was returning to normal, as well as the train service between Ciénaga and Santa Marta and the steam boat service between Ciénaga and Barranquilla. They also informed that since public order had been reestablished, businesses had already opened and that the exodus of the population had ended.   General Cortés Vargas issued a decree through which the revolutionaries of Magdalena were declared a gang of outlaws. The decree consisted of three articles and in one section, as a justification, it was stated that the rebel strikers committed all kinds of outrages: arson in public and private property, pillage, interruption of telegraphic and telephonic communications, destruction of railways, assault of citizens who did not agree with their communist and anarchist doctrine. This was the justification for decreeing martial law to give security to citizens and to re-establish public order. On the other hand the workers' leaders and accessories should be prosecuted to face their responsibilities. And to finish, the public force was authorized to use their guns.   At the same time troops were sent to avoid the surviving strikers' flee to the Sierra Nevada and the Departament of Atlántico. To accomplish this all the towns neighbouring the banana zone were alerted. Numerous detentions occurred and the prisoners were sent to Ciénaga to be judged by a Martial Court.   Wow…. Fucking bananas caused all this shit… Well obviously not than JUST bananas but holy shit man.    So the crazy thing is United Fruit company continued to operate did so long after this incident until eventually after the the suicide of Eli Black things unraveled and the company went away. Or did it? Well it did not. In fact the company is now still a huge banana company called… Chiquita! But at least all that bullshit is on the past… Oh wait wait… No it's not!    While Chiquita is not actively massacring people, in 2007, it admitted to paying $1.7 million to the United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia (A.U.C.), a far-right paramilitary group responsible for thousands of killings and some of the worst massacres in Colombia. The A.U.C. was designated by the United States as a terrorist group at the time and Chiquita was forced to pay $25 million for violating counterterrorism laws. In particular, the A.U.C. targeted labor leaders, liquidated problem employees, and removed people from lands needed for cultivation.   “They are so bad that in 2001, even the Bush administration was forced to designate them as a terrorist organization,” said Terry Collingsworth, a Labor and Human Rights Attorney. He proceeds to say that multinational corporations had automatically aligned with the A.U.C. “They've made it safe for business here. That's what they do.” Collingsworth states, from his and his associates' reporting, that Chiquita likely paid much more than $1.7 million to the A.U.C.   Over much of the 20th century, banana companies like United Fruit effectively took over governments in countries like Guatemala and Honduras, leading to the countries' model being known as “banana republics”. A banana republic would describe politically unstable countries economically dependent on bananas as a sole export and product, and it has been diversified to include other limited-resource products. The CIA would strong-arm these governments to protect the business interests of banana companies at the expense of workers and people who lived in those countries, often propping up repressive regimes. With a historic priority of keeping the costs of bananas low, banana companies were willing to do whatever it took to keep prices low, from stifling labor movements, keeping wages low, and strong-arming governments. The United Fruit Company did it then, and Chiquita Brands does it now.   In 1999, President Clinton apologized to Guatemala, saying that “support for military forces and intelligence units which engaged in violence and widespread repression was wrong, and the United States must not repeat that mistake.” Movies:   Horror movies about killer food   https://screenrant.com/funniest-horror-b-movies-murderous-food/

Wild West Podcast
A Deadly Occurrence: The Cook of Fort Dodge

Wild West Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 20:58


The William Taylor Incident is the story of the killing of an innocent man by self-appointed Dodge City vigilantes. The story is told from the first-person perspective of Herman Fringer, one of the early settlers of Dodge City. No one knows the exact truth about how William Taylor got himself into the trouble that led to his killing. Some say his story could have been told in many different ways. The fact is that William Taylor was executed by a drunken mob who called themselves vigilantes, and someone would need to be held accountable. Some say Taylor's murder led Governor Osborn to appoint the first Commissioners of Ford County so a sheriff could be appointed. Others say the first county commissioners came into being, so the Kansas law would not be violated when selling liquor without an organized county. No matter the reason for the formation of the Ford County commission, whether to sell alcohol legally or to obtain a sheriff, William Taylor's murder needed to be resolved through the acts of civil order in a lawless town.

Beyond the Skyline
Interview: Margaret Anderson Kelliher, commissioner, MnDOT

Beyond the Skyline

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 30:00


The past few weeks have been momentous for Margaret Anderson Kelliher and the state department she oversees. In early November, the Minnesota Department of Transportation officially wrapped up its 2021 construction season, which advanced or completed more than 260 projects, including the mammoth $239 million, four-year overhaul of Interstate 35W south of downtown Minneapolis. More recently, the federal government announced the passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, which will deliver billions of dollars to roads, bridges, mass transit and more in Minnesota. In the following interview, Anderson Kelliher speaks with Reporter Brian Johnson about the passage of the federal bill, the newly completed construction season, the future of transportation funding and more.

Ben Fordham: Highlights
NSW Electoral Commissioner John Schmidt defends local council voting restrictions

Ben Fordham: Highlights

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 6:50


The body governing the December local council elections has defended its decision to ban how-to-vote cards near polling places. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Real Risk
S3 E10 February Dragon Came Early - Fire and Rescue Commissioner Greg Mullins

Real Risk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 52:01


Check out the video version on YouTube under Real Risk Podcast. The 2019/20 bushfire season in Australia was the worst on record. The first ever recorded "giga-fire" that burnt across multiple states. And Greg Mullins was one of the experts who knew it was coming. Greg fought his first bush fire as a young lad alongside his father. It was the start of what would become a lifelong career not only fighting bush and structure fires on the front line, but studying the science behind what seemed to be making them worse with every passing decade. In his last position as the Commissioner of NSW Fire and Rescue, nobody could question Greg's expertise.In this conversation Greg Mullins AO AFSM relates harrowing stories from the fire fronts. But it is his predictions for our future that are really frightening if we fail to immediately act on the impending climate disaster. For more information Greg's book Firestorm is a well referenced, balanced account from a subject matter expert.

Bruh Clan Fantasy Football Podcast
Week 11 recap: Drunk edition

Bruh Clan Fantasy Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 40:03


Host, Commissioner and Dean of Discipline Zach Osowski goes live on Monday night after clinching a playoff spot. He also happens to be drunk. Enjoy the shenanigans as he attempts to do math, forgets Matt Nagy's name and keeps confusing Nick and Steve for some reason. He also gives ASMR a try for some reason. 

Outspoken with Shana Cosgrove
I'm Speaking: Lauren Lockwood, Founder & Principal, Bloom Works LLC, and Emily Wright-Moore, Principal at Bloom Works.

Outspoken with Shana Cosgrove

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 58:04


Remote Collaboration, Tech Efficiency, and Career Journeys.In this episode of The Outspoken Podcast, host Shana Cosgrove talks to Lauren Lockwood, Founder & Principal, Bloom Works LLC, and Emily Wright-Moore, Principal at Bloom Works LLC. Lauren and Emily give their insight on the very real effects of outdated vital government services and what can be done to mitigate those effects. They also discuss their very different paths that led them to starting Bloom and why following their passion has been so powerful. Lauren and Emily also reveal their favorite projects with Bloom and how those projects reflect Bloom's mission. Finally, we hear what they wanted to be when they grew up, combating ageism and sexism within tech, and their advice to their younger selves! QUOTES “One of my favorite moments in a meeting was early on, working with the state. Me, Emily, and this other woman show up for our first meeting with their team to redesign some of their systems. The people from this agency walk in and the Commissioner is a woman, her deputy is a woman... they sit down with us, and they were so relieved that we weren't just a team of dudes walking into the room.” - Lauren Lockwood [50:10] “I feel like we default to this specialist mindset. And I think being a generalist is pretty, pretty great. I like knowing a lot of things and I like pulling in a lot of past jobs and past skills. So I feel like I would just stop worrying about that. Like, it's fine” - Emily Wright-Moore [52:33] “Switching careers is not a failure, I don't think. I think it is like you learned a lot and it was good for that time, but not necessarily forever. Think of this time as an exploratory time, rather than a first step on a journey.” - Lauren Lockwood [53:14]   TIMESTAMPS  [00:04] Intro [01:43] Meet Lauren Lockwood and Emily Wright-Moore [02:11] How Lauren and Emily met [03:04] What is Digital Transformation? [04:57] The Cost of Inefficiencies in Vital Services [05:26] Updating Outdated Technology [08:28] What is Bloom Works? [10:04] Bloom's Tech Stack [11:30] Bloom's Ideal Sample Size of Users [12:51] User Groups [15:45] Lauren's Favorite Bloom Projects [18:30] Emily's Favorite Bloom Projects [19:57] Sharing Bloom's Work with the World [21:00] Starting Bloom Works [21:58] Lauren's Experience after Harvard [26:14] Lauren's Unique Career Path [29:09] Lauren's Work with the Mayor of Boston [30:53] Redesigning Boston.gov [31:30] What Lauren Wanted to be as a Kid [33:31] What Emily Wanted to be as a Kid [36:39] Emily's Experience at Parsons School of Design [39:46] Correcting Misperceptions in the Industry [41:35] What is United States Digital Service [43:56] Emily's Journey after her Tour [44:27] Lauren's Work Background [46:31] Combating Ageism within Tech [50:04] Sexism in Tech [52:17] Advice to their Younger Selves [54:01] Lauren's Book Club [54:37] Final Thoughts [57:44] Outro   RESOURCES https://www.va.gov/ (US Department of Veterans Affairs) https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/09/coronavirus-unemployment-benefits-claims-are-the-worst-in-history.html (Issues with Unemployment during COVID) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/outlook/email-and-calendar-software-microsoft-outlook (Microsoft Outlook) https://maps.google.com/ (Google Maps) https://reactjs.org/ (React) https://dotnet.microsoft.com/ (Microsoft .net) https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/what-is/cobol (COBOL) https://www.figma.com/ (Figma) https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/i-corps/ (I-Corps) https://usds.gov/ (United States Digital Service) https://www.thinkof-us.org/ (Think Of Us) https://www.thinkof-us.org/about/who-we-are/ceo (Sixto Cancel) https://www.hbs.edu/ (Harvard Business School) https://www.morganstanley.com/ (Morgan Stanley) https://www.boston.gov/departments/mayors-office/martin-j-walsh (Marty Walsh) https://www.python.org/ (Python) https://www.defense.gov/ (US Department of Defense)...

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1822: Marriott surrenders to genocide. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill. Nury Turkel, @nuryturkel, commissioner at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 10:20


Photo: Marriott surrenders to genocide.  @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill.   Nury Turkel, @nuryturkel, commissioner at the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxbusiness.com/politics/marriott-refuses-to-host-uighur-conference-over-political-neutrality-concerns.amp

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Reaganism: Education for the Future: A Conversation with Gerard Robinson (#96)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021


On this episode of Reaganism, Dr. Janet Tran, Director of the Center for Civics, Education, and Opportunity at the Reagan Institute, sits down with Gerard Robinson, Vice President for Education at the Advanced Studies in Culture Foundation. Gerard Robinson, former Commissioner of Education for the State of Florida, and Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of […]

Coffee & Regs
Special Episode with the Deputy Commissioner, Securities Division of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation

Coffee & Regs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 31:19


In this special episode, CSS's Director of Retail Wealth Manager Services, Korrine Kohm and William R. Carrigan, Deputy Commissioner, Securities Division of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation discuss the latest news for registered investment advisers, including what will be required in 2022 surrounding continuing education requirements, the implementation of the new Marketing Rule and what's next for Form CRS.

Bruh Clan Fantasy Football Podcast
Week 11 precap: Playoff push and garbage time takedowns

Bruh Clan Fantasy Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 29:55


Host, Commissioner and Wheel avoider Zach Osowski previews Week 11 where two BCFFL members can clinch the playoffs. He also recaps Josh Rosen's cameo appearance in the fantasy football season, bets the Packers game and picks all the wrong players for DFS.

How Walker Works
Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 11-18-21

How Walker Works

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021


The following occurred at this meeting: -Reappointment of a member to the Historic Preservation Commission -Approval of grant application for Transit -Increase in pay for the Coroner -Hunger Free Month Proclamation -Brownfield grant application -Quick claim deed for storm water at Hinkle fire station -October 2021 department statistics SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE channel to watch this … Continue reading Board of Commissioners Meeting Audio – 11-18-21

Midday
Newsmaker: Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison

Midday

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 49:45


Today on Midday, Tom's Newsmaker guest is Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison. So far this year, 303 people have been victims of homicide in Baltimore City, and 639 other people have shot. By now, you've undoubtedly heard the reports of what everyone refers to as the “grim milestone” we passed earlier this week when five-year old Nivea Anderson became the city's 300th homicide victim. The last time our city made it through a year without more than 300 people losing their lives to violence was two years before that poor little girl was born. Governor Larry Hogan announced the state would fund a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who killed Evelyn Player, a 69-year-old woman who was stabbed to death at Southern Baptist Church in East Baltimore on Tuesday. The Governor remains critical of city leadership and their efforts to reduce crime. Those leaders — the Mayor, the State's Attorney and the Commissioner — have pledged that they are all on the same page when it comes to confronting this deadly dilemma. Three weeks ago,Mayor Brandon Scott announced he was allocating $50 million dollars of American Rescue Plan funds to the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement to support Violence Intervention programs and other initiatives. We welcome listener calls, emails and Tweets. Commissioner Michael Harrison joins us on Zoom. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Pharma Intelligence Podcasts
Pink Sheet Podcast: COVID-19 Boosters For Adults, Aduhelm And Part B, Califf For FDA Commissioner

Pharma Intelligence Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 41:25


Pink Sheet reporters and editors discuss the authorization of COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for all adults, Aduhelm's impact on Medicare Part B and rejection by EMA, and the nomination of ex-FDA commissioner Robert Califf for another term.

Public Health Review Morning Edition
71: Title X Grants Explained

Public Health Review Morning Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 7:52


Clare Coleman, President and CEO of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association, explains how to apply for a new round of Title X grants now available from HHS; Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, says states and territories could not have done their work without emergency COVID-19 funds, but he hopes for a different funding approach going froward; and Mylynn Tufte, former state health officer from North Dakota, delivers today's “thankful” note. Website: National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association The Hill webpage: The US has reached a critical moment for birth control access ASTHO webpage: Public Health Review podcast APHA webpage: Public Health Thank You Day

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 18, 2021: Public housing agency preparing annual plan; State of the James measures the health of the big river

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 17:25


Let’s begin with a Patreon-fueled shout-out. Colder temperatures are creeping in, and now is the perfect time to think about keeping your family warm through the holidays. Make sure you are getting the most out of your home with help from your local energy nonprofit, LEAP. LEAP wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round, and offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents. If you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!On today’s program: The overall health of the James River has dropped slightly The Food and Drug Administration approves focused ultrasound to treat some symptoms of Parkinson’s diseaseArea transportation officials want your input tonight on the region’s transit futureAn update on planning for Smart Scale’s fifth round The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority prepares its annual plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentWhile the number of vaccinated Virginians has increased due to the extension of shots into people between the ages of 5 and 11, the number of cases has been up slightly over the past two days. However the Virginia Department of Health reports Wednesday figure of 2,592 new cases as a technical error that includes counts from previous days. The seven day average is now at 1,475 a day and the percent positivity is at 5.5 percent today. The Blue Ridge Health District reports another 49 new cases today and the fatality count is at 309. Do you have something to say about how our area bus systems should work? Tonight you’ll have your chance to weigh in on a Regional Transit Vision that could guide the future. Lucinda Shannon is a transportation planner with the Thomas Jefferson Planning District who briefed a technical committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization on Tuesday.“I’m really hoping you guys will all sign up for the public meeting which is Thursday night at 6:30 p.m.,” Shannon said. “There’s also surveys on both of the TJPDC transit projects.”The TJPDC is also conducting a separate study of the expansion of transit in Albemarle County.Changes to the Charlottesville Area Transit system have been studied and presented to the public this year, but there is no schedule for when they may go into effect as there are more procedural steps to go through. (story map) (presentation)This week, the Norfolk City Council adopted a resolution approving a plan called Multimodal Norfolk that seeks to increase frequency of some buses. “The Recommended Network focuses 70 percent of resources on service that will maximize access to opportunity for most residents and are likely to get high ridership relative to cost,” reads the resolution adopted Tuesday night. “The other 30 percent of resources are focused on service that is not likely to get high ridership but will provide service in areas where there is relatively high need.”Service in Norfolk is provided by Hampton Roads Transit, which that city pays about $20 million a year to operate service.  That includes the Tide light rail system. Meanwhile, work continues to prepare the next round of applications for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Smart Scale funding process.  Chuck Proctor is a planner with VDOT’s Culpeper District and he’s assisting Albemarle and the MPO come up with potential submissions.“Most of them are bike-ped related, a lot of them are multimodal projects like Avon Street, 5th Street, the 29-250 bypass,” Proctor said. Other projects that could be submitted include the intersection of Old Trail and Crozet Avenue, a recommendation from the ongoing North 29 corridor study, projects on Pantops, as well as various intersections of U.S. 250 east of Pantops. The Thomas Jefferson Planning District can submit up to four applications on behalf of localities. Proctor said he was not aware of what applications the city of Charlottesville might advance. Jeannete Janiczek, the city’s urban construction initiative. In most cases, Charlottesville administers its own projects without involvement from VDOT. “I just want to remind everyone this is still early in the process,” Janiczek said. “We have a new City Council coming online. The city does plan to apply for Smart Scale but we haven’t yet decided which projects.” In four rounds, Charlottesville has been awarded millions for various streetscape projects, none of which has yet gone to construction. In September, Council indicated they would no longer support contributing a local match for funds received for the first two phases of West Main Streetscape. VDOT has not yet been formally informed of any decision, according to spokesman Lou Hatter. Janiczek said potential Charlottesville projects for Round 5 a fourth phase of West Main Streetscape, or in the East High Street, Rose Hill, and the Preston Avenue corridors. There is no information about any of these potential projects available on the city website. In contrast, Albemarle and the TJPDC have been discussing potential projects since the spring. In recent years, Albemarle County has increased its capacity to design and build non-vehicular transportation projects. Kevin McDermott is a chief of planning.“We are now finally after many years in the construction phase for a lot of sidewalk improvements including new sidewalks out on Avon Street Extended, both north and south of the Mill Creek intersection,” McDemott said. The others are:New sidewalk along U.S. 250 near the Harris Teeter including a pedestrian crossing New sidewalk along Rio Road East from John Warner Parkway heading east and south toward CharlottesvilleNew crosswalk at Mountain View Elementary School on Avon Street ExtendedNew sidewalk and shared-use path on Lambs Road to the Lambs Land CampusNew sidewalk on Ivy Road between city limits and the UVA Musculoskeletal CenterThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of focused ultrasound to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a release from the University of Virginia Health System. Specifically, medical device regulators have authorized medical centers to use something called Exablate Neuro by the company Insightec to treat mobility problems associated with tremors caused by Parkinson’s disease. “Prior to the approval, available treatments for the Parkinson’s symptoms included drugs, which not all patients respond to, and invasive deep-brain surgeries,” reads the release.” Focused ultrasound, in comparison, does not require incisions or cutting into the skull.” During the procedure, highly focused sound waves are used to target faulty brain cells and used together with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), treatment can help ease symptoms. The releases stresses that this is not a cure. The medical technology has been pioneered at UVA and shepherded by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. Other potential uses include treatment for essential  tremors, uterine fibroids and some forms of cancer.. Research is ongoing. For more information visit the UVA Health website or watch videos on the Focused Ultrasound Foundation’s YouTube page. Water quality in the James River has declined slightly over the past two years, according to a report card issued this week by an advocacy group that seeks to promote practices to reduce pollution. Since 2007, the James River Association has issued the State of the James and this year’s B- is based on a score of 61 percent. Every two years that score is factored by looking at 18 indicators split into the two categories of River Health and River Restoration Progress. In 2017 the grade was 63 percent. “The decline that has occurred since 2017 reflects the impact of abnormally high rainfall experienced across the watershed in recent years causing increased polluted runoff throughout the James,” reads the press release. “While oysters and tidal water quality showed promising resilience over the past year by bouncing back from the surge of rainwater and pollution, the river also revealed stalled progress in phosphorus, nitrogen, and sediment pollution reductions, as well as stream health.” Among the indicators are gauges of how healthy various wildlife populations are. The good news is that the bald eagle scores at 100 percent due to an increase in breeding pairs to 352, indicating the ban on DDT as well as passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973 has led to the resurgence. The bad news is that American shad are rated at zero and efforts to stock the James River watershed with hatchery shad have not worked because of the presence of dams, water intakes for water supply, invasive catfish, and fishing nets intended for other species. “Given the dire situation, Virginia must develop an emergency recovery plan that clearly identifies restoration actions,” reads the report card. “But it will take a long-term and sustained effort to bring American shad back from the brink of collapse in the James.” To look through all of the indicators, visit the State of the James website and explore their story map. What are you most interested in? Let me know in the comments. You’re reading Charlottesville Community Engagement and it’s now time for a second Patreon-fueled shout-out. The Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Campaign, an initiative that wants you to grow native plants in yards, farms, public spaces and gardens in the northern Piedmont. The leaves have started to fall as autumn set in, and as they do, this is a good time to begin planning for the spring. Native plants provide habitat, food sources for wildlife, ecosystem resiliency in the face of climate change, and clean water.  Start at the Plant Northern Piedmont Natives Facebook page and tell them Lonnie Murray sent you!The Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners will hold a closed meeting today to discuss a personnel matter. Last week, the appointed body held a work session on a report the CRHA must turn in to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Kathleen Glenn-Matthews is the deputy director of the CRHA. (FY20-FY21 adopted plan) (FY21-22 draft plan) (FY22-23 draft plan)“The public housing authority PHA plan is a pretty comprehensive guide to all of our agency’s policies and programs,” said Glenn-Matthews. “We spent a lot of time on our goals.”There are two parts to the plan, one of which is a five-year review that won’t be due until 2023. The second part is an annual plan with details about what will happen in the next fiscal year. The fiscal year for the CRHA runs from April 1 to March 30, a different calendar than the city, state, and federal government.  HUD classifies CRHA as a “troubled agency” based on the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and the Section Eight Management Assessment Program (SEMAP). Glenn-Matthews said that means CRHA has to give more information in its annual plan. One of the first items in the draft plan is a listing of the number of public housing units and the number of housing choice vouchers. The number of units has dropped from 376 to 324 due in part to the temporary closure of Crescent Halls due to renovations. The number of housing vouchers has increased due to their use to provide temporary places for temporarily displaced residents. Those vouchers are separate from a program funded directly by the City of Charlottesville but administered by CRHA to increase their number. The city has had a line item of $900,000 a year in the capital budget for this supplemental program. Highlights from the past year include the adoption of policies on security cameras as well de-concentration of poverty.“The PHA’s admission policy is designed to provide for de-concentration of poverty and income mixing by bringing higher income tenants into lower income communities and lower income tenants into higher income communities,” reads a statement in the plan.Glenn-Matthews said the CRHA wants to build a homeownership program as well as augment the family self-sufficiency program.“We don’t have funding for it and we’re penalized by being troubled but we are looking at alternate sources for that and it’s definitely a big priority for us,” Glenn-Matthews said. The draft plan indicates that the CRHA will continue to engage in “mixed finance modernization or development” as well as “demolition and/or disposition” in the coming year. One project is development of between 39 and 50 units at Sixth Street SE. There is also a pending demolition and disposition application for the second phase of South First Street, which would replace 58 existing units with a larger project. Planning for redevelopment of Westhaven is expected to begin in the next fiscal year. “We want to make sure everything in this plan is there that we want to do this year because if not we’ll have to do an amendment, and nobody wants to go through the process,” Glenn-Matthews said. The plan also explains how nonprofit companies have been formed to serve to secure funding for redevelopment. There’s also data on who lives in the units. As of August 31, 76 percent of households had incomes below 30 percent of the area median income, 14 percent are between 30 and 50 percent, and three percent are between 50 and 80 percent. Six percent of households do not have their income data available. Only one percent of residents are classified as Hispanic or Latino, three percent are classified as Asian, 21 percent are white, and 75 percent are Black.There are a total of 736 people living in Charlottesville public housing and the average household size is 2.6 percent. The public hearing on the annual plan will be held on Monday, December 20. Thanks to Ting for their support in helping this program be produced each day. Today the newsletter ends with a limerick from show supporter Harry Landers honoring Ting for their commitment to match your initial payment to a paid Substack subscription!There once was a writer from C-ville,Who sought to shine light upon evil.He did his own thing,With some help from Ting.If there's news to report, we know he will.Special announcement of a continuing promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown Mall This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts
Agriculture & Industries Commissioner Rick Pate - Jeff Poor Show - November 17 2021

FM Talk 1065 Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 13:54


RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Tauranga Commissioner frustrated by 'complacency'

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 2:57


Tauranga leaders are frustrated locals haven't turned out in force to get tested and vaccinated for Covid-19, now that the virus has popped up in the region. Two new cases were detected in the Bay of Plenty, more than a week after the virus was picked up in the wastewater. Tauranga Commission Chair Anne Tolley spoke to Corin Dann.

The Takeaway
Deep Dive with Dorian Warren: Water 2021-11-18

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 45:40


In this week's Deep Dive with Dorian Warren, Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at water insecurity, access and cleanliness. They start off with Sera Young, associate professor anthropology and global health at northwestern University. Then Josina Morita, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Cook County about how the infrastructure bill will aid in improving water systems.  Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation and Bidtah Becker, Associate attorney with the Navajo tribal utility authority join for a discussion of water issues in Indian Country, with a specific focus on Navajo Nation. Reverend Roslyn Bouier, executive director of the Brightmoor Connection Client Choice Food Pantry explains how water shut offs affect the citizens of Brightmoor in Detroit, Michigan.  And finally Tom Mueller, research assistant professor of geography and environmental sustainability at the University of Oklahoma will discuss how water insecurity and plumbing poverty affects rural area.  Some music from this episode by: I Think Like Midnight (http://www.ithinklikemidnight.com/) & The Sometime Boys (https://www.thesometimeboys.com/)

The Takeaway
Deep Dive with Dorian Warren: Water 2021-11-18

The Takeaway

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 45:40


In this week's Deep Dive with Dorian Warren, Melissa and Dorian take an in-depth look at water insecurity, access and cleanliness. They start off with Sera Young, associate professor anthropology and global health at northwestern University. Then Josina Morita, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District in Cook County about how the infrastructure bill will aid in improving water systems.  Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation and Bidtah Becker, Associate attorney with the Navajo tribal utility authority join for a discussion of water issues in Indian Country, with a specific focus on Navajo Nation. Reverend Roslyn Bouier, executive director of the Brightmoor Connection Client Choice Food Pantry explains how water shut offs affect the citizens of Brightmoor in Detroit, Michigan.  And finally Tom Mueller, research assistant professor of geography and environmental sustainability at the University of Oklahoma will discuss how water insecurity and plumbing poverty affects rural area.  Some music from this episode by: I Think Like Midnight (http://www.ithinklikemidnight.com/) & The Sometime Boys (https://www.thesometimeboys.com/)

What's My Sister
Week 12 College Football Outlook Trey & Wendy - Mr. Commissioner

What's My Sister

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 14:17


Why so bad...SEC Schedule that is. Favorite Band?

UFFL:  TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST
Total Nonsense 2021: The Week 10 Trade Deadline SPECTACULAR!

UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 65:56


The UFFL is a Fantasy Football League comprised of 12 teams. It's members all came from a triple-wide trailer in the heart of Bristol, CT - where as young Sports Television (think 4 letters) Production Assistants, they battled for pride and very little money in the greatest fantasy football dynasty league...EVER.      On the "UFFL: TOTAL NONSENSE PODCAST" you will hear behind the scenes stories and insider info about the league, it's odd owners, and the current fantasy football season. So stay tuned and learn from fantasy football legends (not really) about football (maybe), fantasy sports (possibly), life (doubtfully), and about the UFFL owners themselves (regrettably)!     It's the Ultimate Fantasy Football League...     in podcast entertainment form...     brought to you for F-R-E-E!!     By God, it's nearly worth every penny!   Week 10 Trade Deadline Spectacular!___________________________________________The Trade Deadline is here!  And John B., Chris, The Commissioner, and special guest, 2-time UFFL Champion, and Owner of Cardiff Giant (briefly known as the Cardiff Fantasy Football Team), Matt M. joins the show to give you all the news on who will be sellers and buyers in the UFFL!*Don't miss EXCLUSIVE interviews with owners from Hall & Oates, Gurley's Gone Wild, Rochester Tschmingus, and West Coast 4 Life!*Stick around for the Weekly Awards including the Disappearing  Act, Move of the Week, Blunder of the Week, and Fantasy Redemption of the Week!*Stay tuned for BREAKING NEWS!*And of course, Week 10 results, Standings, and a look ahead to Week 11!*The Trade Deadline Spectacular has it all!_____________________WEEK 10 SCORES_____________________ Mutt and Jeff 114 –The Minshew Mission 91West Coast 4 Life 91 – Gurley's Gone Wild 68Free Jamal 139 – Hall and Oates 119 Waiver Wire Heroes 104 – Cardiff Giant 97 Kick-Ass Philanthropists 165 – Compton's Most Wanted 113Rochester Tschmingus 97 – Vicious and Delicious 76________________________WEEK 11 SCHEDULE________________________Gurley's Gone Wild – at – The Minshew MissionCardiff Giant – at – Free JamalHall and Oates – at – Waiver Wire HeroesKick-Ass Philanthropists – at – Rochester TschmingusVicious and Delicious – at – Compton's Most WantedMutt and Jeff – at – West Coast 4 Life___________________________ 2021 UFFL STANDINGS___________________________– East Division – 1. Free Jamal (Jeremy) –– (6 - 4)2. Waiver Wire Heroes (John B.) –– (5 - 5) 3. Mutt and Jeff (Chris) –– (5 - 5)4. Gurley's Gone Wild (John M. and Ben) –– (3 - 7)  ____________ – Central Division – 1. Kick-Ass Philanthropists (Dave) –– (10 - 0) 2. Hall and Oates (Phil and Jim) –– (5 - 5) 3. Cardiff Giant (Matt M.) –– (3 - 7)4. Vicious and Delicious (Scott/Commish) –– (3 - 7)  ____________ – West Division – 1. Rochester Tschmingus (Brian) –– (7 - 3)2. West Coast 4 Life (Thomas) –– (5 – 5)3. Compton's Most Wanted (Aladdin and JPete) –– (5 - 5)4. The Minshew Mission (Matt V., Matt C., Anthony) –– (3 - 7)_____________

Interviews With The Hunting Masters - Big game Hunting podcast
Are We losing The OTC archery Deer Hunts In AZ?

Interviews With The Hunting Masters - Big game Hunting podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 28:15


I speak with Brian Rimsza the Chairman of Bowhunting in Arizona and a board member of the Arizona Bowhunters Association about the possible changes to the OTC deer hunts here in AZ. It's very important for you to voice your opinion to the commission so that we don't lose our hunting privileges and we do what's necessary to maintain and healthy deer herd . Please share this episode and please take the time to reach out to the decision makers    Hello,   As the Chairman of Bowhunting in Arizona and a board member of the Arizona Bowhunters Association I have been working with the Department and the Commission for the past six months to develop a better alternative to the drastic closure of over 30 OTC archery deer hunts that was made in the spring of 2020 . I commend the Department and Commission for their willingness to bring me into this process and listen to my ideas. Based on these conversations the AZGFD is going to present their Hunt Guidelines proposal to the Commission on December 10, 2021. The Commission will choose one of these recommendations to utilize in the management of OTC archery deer for the next 5 years so, it is very important! The hunt guidelines establish the parameters in which the Department and Commission can make hunt recommendations. The Department's three recommendations for OTC archery deer management are: Maintain the status quo. Basically, keep doing it the same way we have been doing it. This will lead to more and more OTC hunts being moved to a draw and the eventual closure of all OTC hunts once they exceed 20% harvest and a great loss of revenue. Utilize a harvest threshold system. This is the managment strategy I have been fighting for. Move everything to a draw. (estimated loss of 1 million dollars in tag sales revenue) You can watch the webcast using this link:AZGFD AZGFD Public Forum Webcast. The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) will conduct the second of two webcasts from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, to provide an update and gather public input on the review of the five-year game management hunt guidelines. www.azgfd.com   I have included an additional breakdown of the potential for the threshold model that I propose below.   Threshold Model    Continue to issue OTC permits in the same manner we do now. Establish harvest objectives for each unit. These objectives will include an individual season objective along with an annual harvest objective. Utilizing a mandatory harvest reporting system similar to bears/lions requiring successful hunters to report their harvest via telephone, internet, or etag within 48 hours of harvest. Once the season harvest objective has been met in a unit close the season the following Wednesday at sundown. In addition to the harvest reporting, also utilize MANDATORY REPORTING to collect harvest data from unsuccessful hunters as well. This option would allow the department to reopen the units that were closed during the 2021 hunt recommendations process and return them to the OTC format.   Pro's Reopen hunts that were closed last year Accurate Harvest data No loss of revenue Active management during season, eliminating overharvest Ability to evaluate non-resident harvest vs. resident harvest Does not restrict non-resident participation   Con's No restriction to non-resident tag sales Currently there is a perception that non-resident participation/harvest should be restricted in the OTC deer hunts. At this time there is no data to support this claim although it is a strong perception from many. In 2020 non-residents accounted for 10.5% of the total OTC tags purchased, but we do not know what percentage of harvest occurred by non-residents v​s residents. After utilizing this system for a few years, we would have data to show if non-resident participation/harvest needs to be regulated. Requires an Article 3 rule change for mandatory reporting     Mandatory Reporting   The department has fought the idea of mandatory reporting for years. To put things in perspective, the Department's hunter questionnaires from the 2020 OTC archery deer hunt showed 814 deer were killed, yet their estimate for total OTC archery deer killed in 2020 was 3,654. This estimate was made with only 24% of hunters actually completing a hunter questionnaire. Additionally, I have included an attachment containing a study completed by AZGFD in 2019 on moving to mandatory reporting. When you read the report, you will see "All states indicated that mandatory reporting has worked well for them."    My suggested way to implement mandatory reporting would be to utilize the e-tag for those successful in the field as well as a paper tag. When you go to apply for elk and antelope in January the portal will prompt you to complete your mandatory hunter questionnaires. If you do not complete the questionnaire then you would not be allowed to apply for the draw. There would be no fine or penalty you simply could not apply for the draw without completing the mandatory report.    Take Action!!!!!!   It is more important more than ever that we present a unified position to the Commission. I realize there are many great ideas and ways to manage our wildlife, but these are the only recommendations that are currently being considered at the December 10 Commissioner's meeting. These recommendation are what will be presented to the Commissioners on December 10th. I encourage everyone to send an email to the Hunt Guidelines email showing their support for two items.:   HARVEST THRESHOLD MODEL FOR MANAGING OTC DEER MANDATORY REPORTING OF BOTH SUCCESSFUL AND NON-SUCCESSFUL HUNTERS   Please send your email before December 1st.   AZhuntguidelines@azgfd.gov   If you have additional questions, please call me or email me.  

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1808: Huawei stymied. Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 10:40


Photo: One of the typical "freight trains" that carry China's home commerce--caravan leaving Peking CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Huawei stymied. Brendan Carr, FCC commissioner. @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-15/huawei-recruits-smartphone-partners-to-sidestep-u-s-sanctions https://www.reuters.com/technology/biden-signs-legislation-tighten-us-restrictions-huawei-zte-2021-11-11/ ..  ..  ..   Huawei Recruits Smartphone Partners to Sidestep U.S. Sanctions Bloomberg News November 14, 2021, 10:08 PM EST  It could license designs to third parties to access components  Trump-era sanctions have cut off Huawei from U.S. technology Huawei Technologies Co., whose smartphone business has been devastated by U.S. sanctions, is planning to license its handset designs to third parties as a way to gain access to critical components, people with knowledge of the matter said.  The Shenzhen-based tech giant is considering licensing its designs to a unit of state-owned China Postal and Telecommunications Appliances Co., or PTAC, which will then seek to buy parts barred under the Trump-era blacklisting, said one of the people, asking not to be identified discussing internal matters. The unit, known as Xnova, is already selling Huawei-branded Nova phones on its e-commerce site and the partnership will see it offer self-branded devices based on the larger company's designs.  Chinese telecom equipment maker TD Tech Ltd. will also sell some phones featuring Huawei's designs under its own brand, another person said. The partnerships are subject to change as negotiations are still ongoing.  The move may be Huawei's best chance at salvaging its smartphone business after U.S. sanctions cut off its access to key chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Google's Android apps and Qualcomm Inc.'s 5G wireless modems. Since Huawei first came under fire from the Trump administration, its shrinking consumer business has seen sales fall for four straight quarters.  The company sold its Honor sub-brand to a consortium led by a state-owned company in Shenzhen about a year ago, freeing the business from U.S. sanctions. Honor is now able to buy components from suppliers including Qualcomm, Chief Executive Officer George Zhao has said. The success of that spin-off has encouraged Huawei to seek new partnerships to keep its consumer business alive. Engineers at Huawei have already begun redesigning the circuits of some marquee smartphones previously powered by the company's in-house HiSilicon chips so they can adapt to Qualcomm or MediaTek Inc. processors, said one of the people. Huawei expects the partnerships could bring smartphone shipments -- including inhouse models and those sold by partners -- to more than 30 million units next year, the person added. Huawei declined to comment. PTAC and TD Tech didn't respond to emails and phone calls seeking comment. PTAC is a unit of China General Technology Group Holding Co., a key machinery maker and importer directly controlled by the central government. TD Tech was set up in 2005 with assets from companies such as Siemens AG, though the German multinational said in an email it is no longer a shareholder in the venture. Huawei has been struggling to find a new cash cow to make up for the hole left by its quickly shrinking consumer electronics business, which booked 483 billion yuan ($75.6 billion) in revenue last year, equal to International Business Machines Corp.'s annual sales. The latest arrangement is unlikely to bring in meaningful profit for Huawei, but such partnerships could be essential in helping the company maintain its smartphone development capabilities. The Biden administration has shown no signs of easing off on the sanctions imposed on Huawei, though Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou recently struck a deal that released her from a U.S. extradition request that had kept her under house arrest in Canada for two years. Executives including founder Ren Zhengfei, Meng's father, have vowed to continue making smartphones. — With assistance by Yanping Li, and Yuan Gao

What's Up Bainbridge
Bainbridge Prepares and BI Metro Parks District (WU-587)

What's Up Bainbridge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 17:20


Dawn Janow, Chairperson of the Park Board of Commissioners and Scott James, the founder and Board Chair of Bainbridge Prepares join us on What's Up Bainbridge in another of our several part series about the Park & Recreation District.  We'll explore the history of the organization, why and how it was formed, some of the many significant changes that have occurred over the years and the many unique and varied experiences it provides for island residents of all ages. Scott discusses the unique and important partnership between Bainbridge Prepares and the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District, how this relationship works and why this is important to island residents.  He talks about the Disaster Hub system, other important partner agencies and the important role volunteers play in making it all work so well. For more information about the parks, go to: https://biparks.org or call 206-842-2302 For more information about Bainbridge Prepares, go to: https://bainbridgeprepares.org/organizations/ Credits: BCB host, Bob Ross; audio editor, Keith Doughty; publisher, Bob Ross  

Loving Liberty Radio Network
11-16-2021 Washington Watch Live with Tony Perkins

Loving Liberty Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 54:10


Steve Daines, U.S. Senator from Montana, discusses the NDAA provision forcing women into the military draft and also Senate Republicans moving to formally disapprove of the Biden/OSHA vaccine mandate. Andrea Lucas, Commissioner on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), comments on the Biden administration's intrusive questionnaire for evaluating requests for religious exemptions to vaccine mandates. Roger Severino, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, laments a memo showing that HHS is expected to roll back Trump-era religious liberty protections. Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, shares what an internal email provided by an FBI whistleblower reveals about the DOJ using counterterrorism tools against parents. Lela Gilbert, FRC's Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, discusses the Biden State Department removing Nigeria from its Countries of Particular Concern list. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/loving-liberty/support

Out of Left Field
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey; Daniel Haas from Mossy Oak

Out of Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 47:45


Greg Sankey discusses expansion, the process for reviewing officials, and a look at the issues of college athletics that are on the horizon. Daniel Haas shares the story of Mossy Oak and how the West Point-based company continues to be a leader in the outdoor apparel world.

Bruh Clan Fantasy Football Podcast
Week 10 recap: Toes, Snows and Joe Flaccos

Bruh Clan Fantasy Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 35:02


Host, Commissioner and toe injury expert Zach Osowski breaks down Week 10 of the Bruh Clan Fantasy Football season, makes his best guess as to how Aaron Rodgers hurt his toe and tries to find some hope for Conlan. Plus does anyone know a prescription for not getting the Dumbass of the Week award? 

Get Stuff Done with OMES
Get Stuff Done Podcast 022: Carrie Slatton-Hodges

Get Stuff Done with OMES

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 28:24


Carrie Slatton-Hodges, Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, joins GSD to discuss the steps the agency has taken to address mental health crises and the hurdles of substance abuse treatment in Oklahoma.

Good Morning Gwinnett Podcast
Gwinnett's Controversial Senate Bills 5EX & 6EX Have Been Put On Ice

Good Morning Gwinnett Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 47:50


www.GoodMorningGwinnett.com “We want to commend Sen. Dixon for recognizing the importance of input from the Board of Commissioners and our residents,” Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson said.“Because of support from our Gwinnett delegation and grassroots efforts by our community members, SB 6EX will go through the legislative process it deserves. We look forward to working with our House and Senate delegation in the future to come up with a transparent and reasonable solution that will allow our valued community members and hardworking Gwinnett County employees to thrive.”SOURCE: www.GwinnettDailyPost.com

P2W Fantasy
P2W Fantasy: John McGlynn's Commissioner Evaluation ft. Scott Sidlo

P2W Fantasy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 117:21


John McGlynn welcomes Scott Sidlo to his Commissioner Evaluation show on the P2W Fantasy Podcast. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Curveballs & Chair Shots
Points & Doinks: Week 11 Preview

Curveballs & Chair Shots

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 93:24


Brandon Tanguma and Travis Gunderson answer listener questions and preview week 11 of the NFL schedule. Tyler Gunderson and Johnny Rocha talk punishments in Commissioner's Corner. Have a question? Send it to CurveballandCS@gmail.com Follow us on social media: https://linktr.ee/CurveballsandCS

FRC - Washington Watch with Tony Perkins
Steve Daines, Andrea Lucas, Roger Severino, Andy Biggs, Lela Gilbert

FRC - Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021


On today's show: Steve Daines, U.S. Senator from Montana, discusses the NDAA provision forcing women into the military draft and also Senate Republicans moving to formally disapprove of the Biden/OSHA vaccine mandate; Andrea Lucas, Commissioner on

GOLF SMARTER
Not a Lot of Golf Holiday Deals This Year with GolfBalls.com CEO Tom Cox

GOLF SMARTER

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 50:54


819: Tom Cox, CEO of GolfBalls.com is not alone in his concern that the holiday shopping season for 2021 won't allow retailers to showcase the usual sales promotions that we've all grown accustomed to seeing. Because supply chain issues have limited the amount of product on shelves, companies are concerned about selling products at a discount in November and December, then having nothing left to sell in January and beyond. Like the last few episodes, we also make Tom the Commissioner of Golf and get his best takes on what he'd fix if he were actually in charge. You might be surprised by his answers! WIN a box Golf Smarter golf balls and be part of the podcast! When you record our episode intro from your phone, you'll be eligible to win a box of golf balls with the Golf Smarter logo! Write to GolfSmarterPodcast@gmail.com and tell us that you want to play. We'll assign you an episode number and a script to record for the intro of the show. Every ten listeners who participate will be entered into a drawing for a box of balls with the Golf Smarter logo!Golf Smarter is also brought to you by CalderaLab.com maker of The Good, the best natural face serum for men, according to GQ Magazine. Golf Smarter listeners get 20% off your first purchase at calderalab.com with checkout code ‘golfsmarter'.Golf Smarter is your podcast forecaddie! We are an entertainment service that is focused on enhancing every round for you. Just like caddies, we accept tips for services rendered. Please click on the DONATE button at GolfSmarter.com to show your support so that we can continue to provide weekly, helpful, and entertaining content. Your donation can be as much, or as little as you'd like. It can be a one time offering or your can even do it recurring. Thank you very much. This week on Golf Smarter Mulligans 135 from 2010, we meet Bruce Stasch of HackersCentralOnline.com. A great resource to learn about various courses written by golfers who also struggle to break 90

John Solomon Reports
NGO's trafficking illegal migrants around US, providing documents to bypass TSA, local laws, says Ex Border Patrol Commissioner

John Solomon Reports

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 36:15


Mark Morgan, Former Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner, gives his reaction to recent documents obtained exclusively by Just the News, showing that NGO's are working with the Biden administration to move illegal aliens from the border into the every state in the US. The documents obtained show that NGO's provide illegal migrants with papers to show TSA at the airports, saying to let them through without proper papers or any form of identification. Morgan reacts saying that it is ‘a joke', to say that ‘illegal aliens are being vetted'. ‘There is no way that that aliens from 150 different countries', totaling ‘1.7 million' people, ‘mostly in 10 months' could have been properly vetted. Stating that this should be ‘alarming to every American citizen'.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

That's What She Said with Sarah Spain
Excellence is your Greatest Currency

That's What She Said with Sarah Spain

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 57:19


Sarah talks to a powerhouse panel of women in sports including Heidi Browning, the Chief Marketing Officer of the NHL, Kelly Kleine, the Executive Director of Football Operations for the Denver Broncos, Nicole Lynn, the President of Football Operations for Klutch Sports, and Mollie Marcoux Samaan, the Commissioner of the LPGA.

InForum Minute
Morning headlines: Fargo voters to determine whether there should be term limits for city commissioners and mayor

InForum Minute

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:48


Today is Tuesday, Nov. 16. Here are your top headlines from around the Fargo, North Dakota area.  InForum Minute is a product of Forum Communications, brought to you by reporters from the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and WDAY TV. For more news from throughout the day, go to InForum.com.

Public Health Review Morning Edition
68: Leading with Gratitude

Public Health Review Morning Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 7:18


Mylynn Tufte, North Dakota's former state health official, explains the power of gratitude in advance of her Insight and Inspiration talk on Thursday, Nov. 18; Rhea Farberman, Director of Strategic Communications and Policy Research at the Trust for America's Health, suggests communicators tell audiences that pandemic guidance can and will change; ASTHO reminds state and territorial health professionals to complete their PH Wins workforce surveys; and Dr. Steven Stack, Commissioner of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, shares a “thankful” note to celebrate Public Health Thank You Day coming up Monday, Nov. 22nd. ASTHO webpage: Insight and Inspiration de Beaumont Foundation webpage: Poll – Unvaccinated Americans Consider Vaccine Requirements a Greater Health Threat than COVID-19 ASTHO blog article: Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 on the Workforce APHA webpage: Public Health Thank You Day

Run For Something
How to Keep Georgia Blue: A conversation with Gwinnett County Commissioners Ben Ku and Nicole Love Hendrickson

Run For Something

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 27:45


I talk with two members of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in Georgia -- Ben Ku and Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson. Ben won his seat in 2018 and became the first LGBTQ member of the board; Nicole won in 2020 and completed the full flip to give Democrats control of the board. We dig in on how county government works, what the experience has been like now that Democrats control the county, and why flipping a state blue doesn't mean it stays blue forever. Produced by Dear Media.

3 Takeaways
NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum:  On the Future of Sports, Sports as Entertainment, Enhancing the Audience Experience and How the NBA Engages over 2 Billion People (#67)

3 Takeaways

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 29:23


NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum shares on the future of sports, enhancing the audience experience, virtual reality, gaming and e-sports.People are interested in what their favorite athletes and teams are doing off the court as well as on. Mark shares how entertainment driven strategies enhance the overall experience while growing the audience. Under Mark's leadership, the NBA has formed NBA Africa, launched NBA Academies around the world, and created the Jr. NBA Global Championship.In 2016, Mark was named to Forbes' list of the Top 25 Most Influential Minorities in Sports.

TechTank
In the U.S.A.'s tech-driven economy, is enough being done to protect consumer choice and privacy?

TechTank

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:39


There is much public debate about whether big tech giants, airlines, and even cable providers are monopolists that maximize shareholder profit at the expense of consumers and workers. Is enough being done to protect consumer privacy and choice? On this episode, guest host Bill Baer is joined by Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, to discuss the FTC's efforts to promote competition, protect consumer privacy, and challenge unfair and deceptive business practices. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1804: Ned Ryun #UNBOUND. Adversaries: the complete, twenty-minute interview.

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 22:08


Photo:   A depiction of the tarring and feathering of Commissioner of Customs John Malcolm, a Loyalist, by five Patriots on 5 January 1774 under the Liberty Tree in Boston, Massachusetts. Tea is also being poured into Malcolm's mouth. The print shows the Boston Tea Party occurring in the background, though that incident had in fact taken place four weeks earlier.  Ned Ryun, author, Adversaries CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Boston, September 1774. It is the confrontation that changes the course of history ... for England and for America. The tension between the colonies and Britain has reached a breaking point. The British are determined to tighten their grip on the colonies, but have underestimated the resolve of their subjects in Boston who refuse to bend the knee. From the salons of London, where English elites plot the crushing of the colonies as coolly as playing a game of chess, to the halls of Philadelphia where firebrands challenge the British resolve, and to the backstreets of Boston where men who once called each other brothers in arms now plot against and fight each other for the Crown or for liberty, this compelling story tells the tale of the nine months that transformed the world. In The Adversaries, the men and women—those who packed the powder keg and lit the fuse to the revolution that transformed distant colonies into a beacon of liberty—come to life on the streets of London, Boston, and Charlestown in a compelling and dramatic narrative of tested loyalties and fateful meetings. The Adversaries is a compelling reminder of what occurs when leaders abandon eternal principles and the rule of law for avarice and power, and a free people tells its government it will not allow its freedoms to be abused any longer. The Adversaries is the story of Dr. Joseph Warren and his American comrades who with inspiring courage and heartbreaking sacrifice spark the greatest endeavor in human history: the founding of the free American Republic. https://www.amazon.com/Adversaries-Story-Boston-Bunker-Hill/dp/B096WJZLHN

Newt's World
Episode 329: Bill Bratton on Crime in America

Newt's World

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 41:37


Commissioner Bill Bratton is one of the most important voices in law enforcement and policing in the last 50 years in the United States. He served as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, chief of the New York City Transit Police, and Commissioner of the Boston Police Department and the New York City Police Department. Everywhere he went, he slashed crime rates and professionalized policing. His new book, The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America, is out now. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com