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Red Cloaks Radio
From Continent to Commonwealth: Vivian Birchall on Achieving Equity

Red Cloaks Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 17:22


Our conversation with Vivian Birchall continues as we learn how she was successful in building coalitions in Uganda that helped improve transportation and governance, and why she is motivated to take action in advancing equity in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as an elected representative. What does Vivian see as the common threads across continents in terms of identifying gaps in services, organizing and storytelling? And what drives Vivian to advance women's rights? Listen in! Learn more about Vivian: https://vivianbirchall.com/

The Howie Carr Radio Network
We're Chuckling - Charlie's Not Going to Run Again - 12.01.21 - Hour 1

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 39:17


Howie talks this hour about Charlie Baker's decision not to run for a third term as Governor of the Commonwealth and as you can imagine Howie's heart feels like an alligator.

Blabbin' In the Bluegrass
S4E8 - Cruisin' The Commonwealth with Byron Crawford

Blabbin' In the Bluegrass

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 71:26


Episode Notes When it comes to Kentucky, our special guest, Byron Crawford, has seen it, done it, and lived it! He currently serves as the Back-Page Columnist for Kentucky Living Magazine...but you may also remember him as the former Kentucky Columnist for the Louisville Courier Journal, or as the original host of KET's "Kentucky Life". Mr. Crawford will share with us the process by which he mastered the art of storytelling, the types of people/places he covered as a broadcaster/journalist, and where he'd choose to live in the "Bluegrass State" if he had to relocate. Please relish Byron's monthly column in Kentucky Living Magazine by subscribing via the following website: https://www.kentuckyliving.com/. Find out more at https://blabbin-in-the-bluegrassblabbi.pinecast.co

Charlottesville Community Engagement
December 1, 2021: Virginia's recycling rate increased in 2020; few details on next steps in city manager search

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 15:49


What’s another month in a year that’s already had eleven of them? Another turn of the earth, and each of us is another day closer to the solstice, the holidays, 2022, President’s Day, and so many more milestones that are worth noting somewhere. Perhaps not on this installment of Charlottesville Community Engagement, which is intended to capture a few things that happened around the time of December 1, 2021. Charlottesville Community Engagement is a reader-supported publication. To ensure new posts come out as frequently as possible, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber!On today’s show:More details on what happens next in the top executive position in CharlottesvilleThe Albemarle Board of Supervisors seeks patrons for bills on photo-speed camera expansion and more Virginia’s recycling rate increased in calendar year 2020 In today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out: The Rivanna Conservation Alliance is looking for a few good volunteers for a couple of upcoming events. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the RCA will team up with the James River Association to plant trees along the Rivanna River and Town Branch in the Dunlora neighborhood to serve as a riparian buffer. In all, they’re hoping to put in 9 acres of trees. On Sunday, the Rivanna Greenbelt Marathon takes place, and the Rivanna Conservation Alliance is the beneficiary! They’re looking for people to help put on the race. Learn more about both events and the organization at rivannariver.org. COVID updateThe Virginia Department of Health reports that the seven day average for new COVID cases has increased to 1,548 cases a day, and the seven-day percent positivity has increased to 6.7 percent. A month ago on November 1, the percent positivity was 5.5 percent. There were 746 more reported deaths in Virginia in the past month. The Blue Ridge Health District reports an additional 58 new cases today and the seven-day percent positivity is 6.1 percent. There were 26 reported COVID deaths in the health district in November. The Jefferson Madison Regional Library has distributed 631 rapid COVID tests in the past week as part of a pilot program with the Virginia Department of Health. Learn more at jmrl.org. Executive vacancyMarc Woolley will not start today as Charlottesville’s City Manager. Or any other day, for that matter. The former business administrator of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has opted to not take the position of running the city’s executive functions. The City Council met in closed session for over three hours yesterday to discuss the withdrawal. Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker addressed the public afterward to say she had known since before Thanksgiving. “On November 21, Mr. Marc Woolley reached out to me,” Walker said. “We had a planned meeting scheduled for early in the week that had been postponed to that day and he informed me that he for personal reasons would not be taking the job in the city of Charlottesville.”Walker said Council tried to get the notice of Woolley’s withdrawal out before the Thanksgiving holiday.“And we were unable to do that and we apologize to the community for that confusion but we did want to give more time than the notification that happened today,” Walker said. “So we have known for a little over a week and this was the first opportunity for us to get together to explore other options and kind of just brainstorm where we are and where we’re headed.” Councilor Heather Hill had a few more glimpses into what happens next.“Council is considering going into a contract with a firm for interim services,” Hill said. “We’re going to be working through with staff on what the best and most efficient process would be for that. We have made no decisions in that matter.”In the meanwhile, Deputy City Managers Ashley Marshall and Sam Sanders will continue to serve with extended duties. Hill said more information about a search firm will be released in two weeks. City Councilor-Elect Juandiego Wade will be sworn into office at on December 15 at 9:30 a.m. on the City Courthouse steps. He’ll be sworn along at the same time as three members of the School Board. City Councilor-Elect Brian Pinkston will be sworn in on December 23 at 10 a.m. on the Courthouse. However, their terms do not officially begin until January 1. Solid waste planningThe recycling rate in Virginia increased in the year 2020, as reported by 71 planning units across the Commonwealth. Of the 11 million tons of municipal solid waste processed, 5.3 million were reported as recycled. “However, some planning units faced recycling challenges due to the COVID 19 pandemic, lack of recycling markets in their regions and difficulty in obtaining recycling information from private businesses,” reads the executive summary of a report generated by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Of that 5.3 million tons, 3.9 million were classified as principal recyclable materials and 1.4 million were in the form of credits. Recyclable materials include: Paper, metal, plastic, glass, commingled materials, yard waste, waste wood, textiles, waste tires, used oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze, inoperative automobiles, batteries, electronics and other.Credits refers to: Recycling residues, solid waste reused, non-MSW recycled (includes construction and demolition material, ash and debris) and source reduction initiatives. Under Virginia code, localities or the regions they are within must develop a solid waste management plan. In this area, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District does that work on behalf of Albemarle, Charlottesville, Greene, and Fluvanna. The towns of Scottsville and Standardsville are also covered by the TJPDC which reports a recycling rate of 41.9 percent. Louisa County runs its own sanitary landfill and is its own solid waste planning unit. They report a recycling rate of 29.5 percent. The Lunenberg County solid waste planning unit reported a 78.8 percent recycling rate, the highest in the state. Lee County in Southwest Virginia reported the lowest at 10.4 percent. Virginia code requires localities to be above 15 percent. The report singles out Arlington County for improving the recycling rate by prohibiting glass from the single-stream recycling system. Instead, Arlington set-up five drop-off locations to ensure glass would not be contaminated by other materials. Over 1,429 tons of clean glass was collected. “The removal of glass from the residential curbside recycling program had the added benefit of boosting the overall value of a ton of the single-stream recycling significantly,” reads the report. To learn more about Arlington’s program, visit their website.On Thursday, the operations subcommittee of Albemarle’s Solid Waste Alternatives Advisory Committee meets.  On the agenda is an update on efforts to increase the market for glass recycling to attract interest from a processing company. I wrote about this topic back in January and will be interested in getting an update. (meeting info)See also:  Group seeks information from beverage producers on glass recycling, January 26, 2021You’re reading Charlottesville Community Engagement, supported in part by subscriber supported shout-outs like this one: 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!Legislative prioritiesThe General Assembly convenes six weeks from today. Across Virginia, local officials are seeking ways to get Delegates and Senators to carry specific bills. The Albemarle Board of Supervisors held a meeting on Monday to explain their three legislative priorities. County Attorney Greg Kamptner said the first is a request to allow localities to treat some violations of local ordinance with civil penalties as opposed to being criminally punished. Albemarle wants to be able to establish a schedule of fines that exceed what can be charged now. “The initiative would authorize a schedule of civil penalties of up to $500 for the initial summons, with increasing amounts of up to a total of $5,000 in aggregate under the same operative facts,” Kamptner said. Kamptner said the current penalty of $200 for the first violation and $500 for additional ones is too low.“Those amounts are unchanged since 2007 and the county has found that some zoning violators see those payments as the cost of doing business which prolongs the enforcement process for those localities that have opted to pursue civil penalties,” Kamptner said. Both Delegate Sally Hudson (D-57) and Delegate Rob Bell (R-58) and expressed interested in being a sponsor for that legislation.Albemarle’s second legislative request is to expand the use of photo-speed cameras to enforce violations of the speed limit. The General Assembly passed legislation in 2020 that allow the cameras to be used in highway in highway work zones and school crossing zones. (HB1442) (current state code)“A photo-speed monitoring device is equipment that uses RADAR or LIDAR in speed detection and produces one or more photographs, microphotographs, video tapes, or other recorded images of vehicles,” Kamptner said. “The enabling authority is self-executing. No ordinance is required and local law-enforcement offices can have the devices installed in those zones.”Kamptner said Albemarle would like to be able to use the cameras on rural roads where speeding has been identified as an issue. “The roads would be selected by the governing body based on speeding, crash, and fatality data,” Kamptner said. Delegate Bell said he would want to talk to someone at the Albemarle Police Department before deciding whether to carry the bill. “I’m reading what is drafted and it’s not exactly what is being described by some of the speakers for what they are looking for,” Bell said. Both Delegate Hudson and Delegate Chris Runion (R-25) both said they would also like to hear from law enforcement. Hudson had concerns. “Historically sometimes automated enforcement devices have been disparately positioned throughout communities and might appreciate some language or guardrails in the bill that would require some kind of public analysis about where they’re going to go,” Hudson said. Albemarle’s third legislative request would be to require agricultural buildings at which the public will be invited to conform to the state’s building code. Currently there is no inspection process or minimum standards for barns and other structures where large events might be held. “The use that would be subject to requirements as such having an automatic fire alarm system, emergency lights and exits, panic hardware at all required exit doors, portable fire extinguishers, and a maximum occupancy of 200 persons,” Kamptner said. Albemarle County cannot currently regulate construction of such buildings due to state law, but a 2018 review of building codes for agritourism and businesses suggested such minimum standards would be beneficial to public safety in an era when many of these buildings are used for breweries, wineries, and other destinations. (read the review)“Many people who go to these properties have no idea that these buildings are not expected and that they don’t meet the building code,” said Supervisor Ann Mallek. Delegate Hudson said she would be willing to request the Division of Legislative Services prepare a draft based on this request. Delegate Chris Runion (R-25) had some concerns about unintended consequences of the requirements and suggested there may be another way to address the issue. “The other area I think is probably a new area of conversation is the limit for 200 people,” Runion said. “I thought there was a limit at 300 previously Also at Monday’s meeting: The Thomas Jefferson Planning District puts together a regional legislative program. TJPDC Deputy Director David Blount serves as legislative liaison and says this year’s regional wishlist is very similar to last year’s.  ‘We’ve added some language to support the expansion of allowing the uses of electronic meetings outside of emergency declarations,” Blount said. “I think we’ll see some legislation on that in 2022.”Charlottesville City Council will be presented with the TJPDC legislative program and their own program at their next meeting on December 6. End notes:Thanks to Grace Liz Cerami, Lisa Edge, Lloyd Goad, and Grace Reynolds for their narration assistance in the podcast. 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 MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

SBS Spanish - SBS en español
Revisión histórica de la cultura del trabajo en el Parlamento recomienda creación de un nuevo ente investigador

SBS Spanish - SBS en español

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 10:19


Se ha presentado en el Parlamento el tan esperado informe sobre la Revisión Independiente de los Lugares de Trabajo Parlamentarios de la Commonwealth.

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 605 (11-29-21): Preparing for the Season of Freezing Water

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (5:17).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-26-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of November 29, 2021.  This episode is part of a series this year of winter-related episodes. MUSIC – ~10 sec – instrumental. That excerpt of “Mid-winter Etude,” by Timothy Seaman of Williamsburg, Va., opens our annual episode on winter preparedness.  This coincides with Virginia Winter Weather Awareness Week, which is being observed this year from November 29 to December 3, according to the Wakefield, Va., National Weather Service office. In 2021, winter astronomically begins in Virginia on December 21 at 10:59 a.m.  That's the Eastern Standard time of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when that hemisphere is at its maximum annual tilt away from the sun. At its beginning, middle, or end, winter can bring cold temperatures, hazardous roads, power outages, and fire hazards.  To help you be prepared, here are 10 tips compiled from information provided by the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC.1. Avoid traveling in winter-storm conditions if you can. If you must travel, get road conditions from the Virginia 511 telephone system, Web site, or app.   And have an emergency kit for your vehicle, including jumper cables, water, non-perishable food, blankets, a flashlight, and other items.2. Have battery-powered sources of lighting and information, particularly weather information, along with enough batteries to last through a power outage of several days.  Whenever possible, use flashlights and not candles during power outages.  If you do use candles, put them in safe holders away from anything combustible, and don't leave a burning candle unattended.3.  Make a family emergency plan that covers sheltering; evacuation from your area; escape from a home fire; emergency meeting places; communications; a supply of food, water, and medications; and other factors specific to your circumstances; and practice your plan. 4.  Get fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys inspected and cleaned.5.  Install a smoke detector in every bedroom and on every floor level, test them monthly, and replace the batteries at least annually. 6.  Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check or replace the battery every six months.7.  If you use space heaters, make sure they'll switch off automatically if the heater falls over; plug them into wall outlets, not extension cords; keep them at least three feet from combustible objects; don't leave heaters unattended; and check for cracked or damaged wires or plugs. 8.  Generators, camp stoves, and other devices that burn gasoline or charcoal should be used outdoors only.9.  Learn where to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts. And 10.  Be careful of overexertion during snow shoveling. More information on preparing for winter weather, fires, and other emergencies is available online from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, at vaemergency.gov.Next time the forecast calls for snow, freezing rain, or other wintry weather, here's hoping that you can stay warm, dry, and safe.Thanks to Timothy Seaman for permission to use this week's music, and we close with about 25 more seconds of “Mid-winter Etude.”  MUSIC – ~28 sec – instrumental. SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Ben Cosgrove for his version of “Shenandoah” to open and close this episode.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS “Midwinter Etude,” from the 1996 album “Incarnation,” is copyright by Timothy Seaman and Pine Wind Music, used with permission.  More information about Mr. Seaman is available online at http://timothyseaman.com/en/.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio in Episode 561, 1-25-21. Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (2 min./22 sec.) of the “Shenandoah” arrangement/performance by Ben Cosgrove that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Cosgrove is available online at http://www.bencosgrove.com.IMAGESSnow and ice on a seasonal pond at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., December 26, 2020.Snow along Toms Creek at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., December 26, 2020.Ice hanging from tree twigs at Heritage Park in Blacksburg, Va., February 20, 2021.EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND FIRE SAFETY On Winter Weather Preparedness The following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), “Winter Weather,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/winter-weather/, accessed 11/29/21.Winter storms can range from freezing rain or ice, to a few hours of moderate snowfall, to a blizzard that lasts for several days.  Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures, power outages and unpredictable road conditions.  Before, during, and after a winter storm, roads and walkways may become extremely dangerous or impassable.  Access to critical community services such as public transportation, child care, healthcare providers and schools may be limited.  Preparing your home, car and family before cold weather and a winter storm arrives is critical. Overview for Dealing with a Winter Storm*During a winter storm, stay off the roads as much as possible and only drive when absolutely necessary.  Always give snow plows the right of way. *Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal burning device inside your home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any other partially enclosed area. *Snow shoveling is a known trigger for heart attacks!  Always avoid overexertion when shoveling. *When severe weather occurs, plan to check on elderly or disabled neighbors and relatives. *If you must travel, know road conditions before you leave home.  Visit 511Virginia.org or call 511 for road condition updates. *Protect yourself from frostbite!  Hands, feet and face are the most commonly affected areas so wear a hat, mittens (which are warmer than gloves) and cover your mouth with a scarf to reduce heat loss. *Keep dry!  Change out of wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. *Wear several layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing rather than one layer or heavy clothing.Prepare Your Home *Make sure your home is properly insulated. *Check the weather stripping around your windows and doors. *Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts. *Have additional heat sources on hand in case of a power outages. *Keep a fire extinguisher accessible. *Replace the batteries in your carbon monoxide detector annually. Prepare Your Car *Batteries lose power as temperatures drop, be sure to have yours tested. *Check your car's antifreeze level. *Have your radiator system serviced. *Replace your car's windshield wiper fluid with a wintertime mix. *Proactively replace your car's worn tires and wiper blades. *To help with visibility, clean [snow or ice] off your car entirely, including your trunk, roof, windows and headlights. Did You Know?*Dehydration can make you more susceptible to hypothermia.*If it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet!  Don't leave pets outside for prolonged periods of time and have plenty of fresh, unfrozen water on hand.*Each year, snow, sleet, slush and/or ice on the road leads to approximately, 537,000 crashes, 136,000 injuries, and 1,800 deaths.*It can snow at temperatures well above freezing*Temperatures do not have to be below zero degrees to cause harmOn Fire SafetyThe following information is quoted from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), “Fires,” online at https://www.vaemergency.gov/fires/, accessed 11/29/21. In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening.  In just five minutes, a home can be engulfed in flames. Learn About Fires *Fire is FAST!  In less than 30 seconds a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be engulfed in flames.*Fire is HOT!  Heat is more threatening than flames. Room temperatures in a fire can be 100 degrees at floor level and rise to 600 degrees at eye level. Inhaling this super-hot air will scorch your lungs and melt clothes to your skin.*Fire is DARK!  Fire starts bright, but quickly produces black smoke and complete darkness.*Fire is DEADLY!  Smoke and toxic gases kill more people than flames do. Fire produces poisonous gases that make you disoriented and drowsy. Asphyxiation is the leading cause of fire deaths, exceeding burns by a three-to-one ratio. Create and Practice a Fire Escape Plan*In the event of a fire, remember that every second counts, so you and your family must always be prepared.  Escape plans help you get out of your home quickly.*Twice each year, practice your home fire escape plan.  Some tips to consider when preparing this plan include:*Find two ways to get out of each room in the event the primary way is blocked by fire or smoke.*A secondary route might be a window onto a neighboring roof or a collapsible ladder for escape from upper story windows.*Make sure that windows are not stuck, screens can be taken out quickly, and that security bars can be properly opened.*Practice feeling your way out of the house in the dark or with your eyes closed.*Teach children not to hide from firefighters.  Smoke Alarms*A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.*Install both ionization AND photoelectric smoke alarms, OR dual sensor smoke alarms, which contain both ionization and photoelectric smoke sensors.*Test batteries monthly.*Replace batteries in battery-powered and hard-wired smoke alarms at least once a year (except non-replaceable 10-year lithium batteries).*Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, including the basement, both inside and outside of sleeping areas.*Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 8-10 years or according to manufacturer's instructions.*Never disable a smoke alarm while cooking – it can be a deadly mistake. Smoke Alarm Safety for People with Access or Functional Needs*Audible alarms for visually impaired people should pause with a small window of silence between each successive cycle so that they can listen to instructions or voices of others.*Smoke alarms with a vibrating pad or flashing light are available for the hearing impaired. Contact your local fire department for information about obtaining a flashing or vibrating smoke alarm.*Smoke alarms with a strobe light outside the home to catch the attention of neighbors, and emergency call systems for summoning help, are also available. During a Fire*Crawl low under any smoke to your exit – heavy smoke and poisonous gases collect first along the ceiling.*Before opening a door, feel the doorknob and door. If either is hot, or if there is smoke coming around the door, leave the door closed and use your second way out.*If you open a door, open it slowly. Be ready to shut it quickly if heavy smoke or fire is present.*If you can't get to someone needing assistance, leave the home and call 9-1-1 or the fire department. Tell the emergency operator where the person is located.*If pets are trapped inside your home, tell firefighters right away.*If you can't get out, close the door and cover vents and cracks around doors with cloth or tape to keep smoke out.  Call 9-1-1 or your fire department. Say where you are and signal for help at the window with a light-colored cloth or a flashlight.*If your clothes catch fire, stop, drop, and roll – stop immediately, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands.  Roll over and over or back and forth until the fire is out.  If you or someone else cannot stop, drop, and roll, smother the flames with a blanket or towel.  Use cool water to treat the burn immediately for 3 to 5 minutes.  Cover with a clean, dry cloth.  Get medical help right away by calling 9-1-1 or the fire department. Fire Escape Planning for Older Adults and People with Access or Functional Needs*Live near an exit. You'll be safest on the ground floor if you live in an apartment building. If you live in a multi-story home, arrange to sleep on the ground floor, and near an exit.*If you use a walker or wheelchair, check all exits to be sure you get through the doorways.*Make any necessary accommodations, such as providing exit ramps and widening doorways, to facilitate an emergency escape.*Speak to your family members, building manager, or neighbors about your fire safety plan and practice it with them.*Contact your local fire department's non-emergency line and explain your special needs. Ask emergency providers to keep your special needs information on file.*Keep a phone near your bed and be ready to call 911 or your local emergency number if a fire occurs. After a Fire – The following checklist serves as a quick reference and guide for you to follow after a fire strikes.*Contact your local disaster relief service, such as The Red Cross, if you need temporary housing, food and medicines.*If you are insured, contact your insurance company for detailed instructions on protecting the property, conducting inventory and contacting fire damage restoration companies.  If you are not insured, try contacting private organizations for aid and assistance.*Check with the fire department to make sure your residence is safe to enter. Be watchful of any structural damage caused by the fire.  The fire department should see that utilities are either safe to use or are disconnected before they leave the site.  DO NOT attempt to reconnect utilities yourself.*Conduct an inventory of damaged property and items.  Do not throw away any damaged goods until after an inventory is made.  Try to locate valuable documents and records.*Begin saving receipts for any money you spend related to fire loss.  The receipts may be needed later by the insurance company and for verifying losses claimed on income tax.*Notify your mortgage company of the fire. Cooking*Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.*Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking.*Keep children away from cooking areas by enforcing a “kid-free zone” of 3 feet around the stove.*Position barbecue grills at least 10 feet away from siding and deck railings, and out from under eaves and overhanging branches. Smoking*Smoke outside and completely stub out butts in an ashtray or a can filled with sand.*Soak cigarette butts and ashes in water before throwing them away. Never toss hot cigarette butts or ashes in the trash can.*Never smoke in a home where oxygen is used, even if it is turned off. Oxygen can be explosive and makes fire burn hotter and faster.*Be alert – don't smoke in bed! If you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine that makes you drowsy, put your cigarette out first. Electrical and Appliance Safety*Frayed wires can cause fires. Replace all worn, old or damaged appliance cords immediately and do not run

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The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters
The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters #274

The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 92:22


Callum and Leo discuss twitter black power, SJWs trying to kill comedy, and BLM's role in the destruction of The Commonwealth. For the full reading list visit: https://www.lotuseaters.com/the-podcast-of-the-lotus-eaters-274-30-11-21

Highlights from Moncrieff
"Why would you want to be in the Commonwealth?" #Barbados

Highlights from Moncrieff

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 9:19


Barbados has officially removed the Queen as its head of state and become the world's newest republic. Prince Charles and Barbadian singer Rihanna attended the event, Prince Charles acknowledged the "appalling atrocity of slavery" the Caribbean island suffered. The new era for Barbados ends Britain's centuries of influence, including more than 200 years when the island was a hub for the transatlantic slave trade. Ireland became a republic in 1948, why is it many countries still want the Queen as their head of state? At the handover Rihanna was made a national hero, who would be our national hero? Henry McKean went to ask.

Riding Shotgun With Charlie
RSWC# 131 Gun Maker's Match

Riding Shotgun With Charlie

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 22:08


Riding Shotgun With Charlie #131 Gun Makers Match 11.20.2021   I got a text message from Rob Pincus (RSWC #063) about the Gun Makers Match at Cape Gun Works in Hyannis, MA, asking if I was going to be making the match. I had to work on the day of the gun making, but I made it to the shooting competition. Sort of. They started at 8 am and I didn't get to CGW until 11:15 am so I missed everything and everyone. Rob, Toby Leary, CGW owner, Matt Holmes, 2A3D Print, and Bobby Brown, AWCY?, were still hanging around.  So we pulled 2 mounted bears that CGW has in the store and filmed what we called “Between Two BeARs”, a spoof of “Between Two Ferns”.     The weekend consisted of one day of gun making and a morning of shooting competitions. This was the 3rd Gun Makers Match that Rob was leading. There's going to be a National Match in St. Augustine, FL, in March 2022. And Toby said Cape Gun Works will host an annual event, too.   Day One was building several P80s that were brought by Matt & 2A3DPrint. Bobby came from Florida to talk about 3D printing of firearm frames. Jon Green (RSWC #030 & #034), Director of Education at Gun Owners Action League, talked about the legalities of making a firearm in Massachusetts.  Once you have a completed home built firearm in Massachusetts, it has to be reported to the state via the eFA-10 registration portal. Yeah, this is ridiculous, but as I often say “Welcome to the Commonwealth”.   The tools used, according to Toby, are things that most people have in their basement toolbox. Matt, Rob, & Bobby were able to help the class participants with everything that needed to be done to build the P80s.  There were several folks doing their first builds and a few people that brought some previously made firearms.  There were even a few people who brought some 3D printed frames from home.    Day Two was the competition.  Toby Leary came in first place, but they said it's because his GLOCK 34 has a longer barrel. Jon Green came in second. I believe that Joe Morse (RSWC #106) from Shooting Gallery New England came in third. Matt 3D printed some trophies of a 3D printer printing a frame. The winners each received a trophy.   It looked and sounded like a great weekend!  I'm bummed that I missed it. I will plan on making it next time, for sure! Filming a panel was a little different and certainly a different way for RSWC to happen, but I'm glad I got to get some video and learn about the 3D firearm printing world.  Favorite quotes: Rob: “We're giving them a fun place to show them off. And give them a competition.” Rob: “If everyone says ‘ghost guns' are bad and scary and nefarious, it hurts our hobby. It hurts our ability to exercise our freedom and enjoy our freedom.” Matt: “People are intimidated for whatever reason...It's really easy to explain to people how they work, how to check function, how to check safeties.” Toby: “I got accused of cheating because I used a GLOCK 34 and they said the muzzle of the gun was touching the target.” Toby: “We literally brought tools that are in pretty much everyone's basement toolbox out here and built guns with them.” Bobby:”We want to make designs that never existed. We want to take existing designs and make them into something else.” Rob Pincus https://icetraining.us/   2A3D Print https://2a3dprint.com/   Are We Cool Yet? AWCY? https://www.areweconsumersyet.com/ Twitter: @awcy_arms Instagram: awcy_arms YouTube: Are We Cool Yet? The files are on odysee: https://odysee.com/@AreWeCoolYet:7   Cape Gun Works https://www.capegunworks.com/   Gun Makers Match https://gunmakersmatch.com/   Guns For Everyone National https://gfenational.com/ Second Amendment Foundation http://saf.org/   Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms https://www.ccrkba.org/     Please support the Riding Shotgun With Charlie sponsors and supporters.    Buy RSWC & GunGram shirts & hoodies, stickers & patches, and mugs at the store! http://ridingshotgunwithcharlie.com/rswc-shop/   Keyhole Holsters  Veteran Owned, American Made http://www.keyholeholsters.com/   Dennis McCurdy Author, Speaker, Firewalker http://www.find-away.com/   Self Defense Radio Network http://sdrn.us/

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
30.11.2021 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 8:14


Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Dienstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Weiteres Bund-Länder-Treffen zur Corona-Politik in Deutschland Die Spitzen von Bund und Ländern beraten an diesem Dienstag über das weitere Vorgehen in der Corona-Politik. Offizieller Anlass ist, dass die geschäftsführende Kanzlerin Angela Merkel und ihr designierter Nachfolger Olaf Scholz die 16 Ministerpräsidenten über die Einrichtung des Krisenstabes im Kanzleramt informieren wollen. Es wird allerdings erwartet, dass die Spitzenrunde nach dem Karlsruher Urteil zur Rechtmäßigkeit der Bundesnotbremse und angesichts der hohen Infektionszahlen auch über eine mögliche Korrektur der Corona-Politik reden dürfte. Das Bundesverfassungsgericht gibt seine Entscheidung dazu am Vormittag bekannt. Streit über Nord Stream blockiert US-Haushaltsentscheidung Ein innenpolitischer Streit über Sanktionen gegen die Ostsee-Pipeline Nord Stream 2 hat zur vorläufigen Blockade des Verteidigungshaushalts der USA für das kommende Jahr beigetragen. Die Republikaner im US-Senat verhinderten mithilfe von Verfahrensregeln eine Abstimmung über das Gesetzespaket zum Verteidigungsbudget. Der Minderheitsführer der Republikaner, Mitch McConnell, begründete den Schritt unter anderem damit, dass die Demokraten die Aufnahme einer Gesetzesänderung zu Nord Stream 2 in das Paket verweigerten. Mit dieser Änderung soll US-Präsident Joe Biden daran gehindert werden, etwa aus Gründen der nationalen Sicherheit Ausnahmen von US-Sanktionen wegen Nord Stream 2 zu verfügen. Missbrauchsprozess gegen Ghislaine Maxwell begonnen Mit der Verlesung der Anklage hat mehr als zwei Jahre nach dem Tod des US-Sexualstraftäters Jeffrey Epstein der Prozess gegen dessen langjährige Vertraute Ghislaine Maxwell begonnen. Die Staatsanwältin bezeichnete die 59-jährige Angeklagte vor einem Bundesgericht in New York als "gefährliche" Frau, die Epstein Minderjährige zum "sexuellen Missbrauch serviert" habe. Die US-Justiz wirft der Tochter des verstorbenen britischen Medienmoguls Robert Maxwell vor, über Jahre Minderjährige für Epstein rekrutiert zu haben, die dann von dem Finanzinvestor sexuell missbraucht wurden. Urteil in Kriegsverbrecherprozess um Tod kleiner Jesidin Im Prozess um den Tod eines jesidischen Mädchens wird an diesem Dienstag im Frankfurter Oberlandesgericht das Urteil verkündet. Die Anklage gegen den Iraker Taha Al-J. lautet auf Völkermord, Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit und Kriegsverbrechen. Die Bundesanwaltschaft fordert für den mutmaßlichen IS-Terroristen lebenslange Haft. Er soll 2015 eine Jesidin und ihre kleine Tochter als Sklavinnen gehalten haben. Um die Fünfjährige zu bestrafen, soll er sie im irakischen Falludscha bei glühender Hitze an ein Fenstergitter gekettet haben, wo das Kind laut Anklage qualvoll verdurstete. Barbados löst sich von der britischen Krone Die Karibikinsel Barbados hat sich von der britischen Krone losgesagt und zur Republik erklärt. Die Generalgouverneurin und Richterin Sandra Mason wurde feierlich in der Hauptstadt Bridgetown als erste Präsidentin des Inselstaates vereidigt. Sie löste damit - am 55. Unabhängigkeitstag von Barbados und fast 400 Jahre nach der Ankunft der ersten englischen Siedler - die britische Monarchin Elizabeth II. als Staatsoberhaupt ab. Thronfolger Prinz Charles reiste im Namen der Queen nach Barbados, um an der Übergabezeremonie teilzunehmen. Die Karibikinsel bleibt allerdings Mitglied des Commonwealth. Lionel Messi erneut mit Ballon d'Or geehrt Nicht der favorisierte Torjäger des FC Bayern München, Robert Lewandowski, sondern der argentinische Superstar Lionel Messi wurde in Paris mit dem prestigeträchtigen Ballon d'Or für das Jahr 2021 ausgezeichnet. Der Bundesliga-Torschützenkönig musste sich bei der von der französischen Fachzeitung "France Football" durchgeführten Wahl mit dem zweiten Platz begnügen. Messi, der im Sommer Argentinien erstmals seit 28 Jahren zum Gewinn der Copa America geführt hatte, erhielt den Goldenen Ball bereits zum siebten Mal in seiner Karriere.

Tough Girl Podcast
Adelle Tracey - British middle distance runner. European Finalist & World Semi-finalist. Professional Hair and Makeup artist.

Tough Girl Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 36:46


Adelle is a British middle distance track athlete, who has competed for Great Britain over 800m on a number of occasions. Adelle has competed internationally on a European, Commonwealth and World stage for over 10 years.   Adelle's international debut was a the European Youth Olympics in 2009, where she won a Silver medal at 16 years old.    Since then, she has gone on to compete for Great Britain at a senior level competing at two European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam 2016 and Berlin 2018, at the World Indoor Athletics Championships in Portland 2016, World Athletics Championships in London 2017, World University Games in Taipei 2017, the Commonwealth Games for team England in Gold Coast 2018 and at the European Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow 2019.   Throughout competing as a senior athlete on the international stage, Adelle has balanced her life off the track working as a Hair & Makeup artist.   Adelle is a Woman's Sport Trust 'UNLOCKED' Alumni and proud ambassador for the British Dyslexia Association & Dementia UK, two causes very close to her heart.   "Sport has so much to offer, I'd love all woman to have the opportunity to enhance their life with sport. There is so much power in lifting each other up and continuing to create spaces for woman & girls to flourish.” - Adelle Tracey   New episodes of the Tough Girl Podcast go live every Tuesday at 7am UK time - Hit the subscribe button so you don't miss out.    The Tough Girl Podcast is sponsorship and ad free thanks to the monthly financial support of patrons.    Support the mission to increase the amount of female role models in the media. Visit www.patreon.com/toughgirlpodcast and subscribe - super quick and easy to do and it makes a massive difference. Thank you.   Show notes Who is Adelle Wanting to be an athlete  Being inspired by the Olympics Being inspired by her head teacher - Mr Potter Excelling at sports day Getting involved in the school running club Making her first GB team at 16 Achieving her first Silver medal Discovering make up later on Remembering back to the Youth Olympics Being part of a team Being inspired by female role models Looking up to Dame Kelly Holmes  Running the longer distances  Endurance sports in athletics Winter training and weekly milage  Magical Moments from the past 10 years  Finishing 4th in the final Getting a personal best (PB) in the semi finals Tactics on the start line Working with a sports psychologist Music during the warmups  Following a cool room process Training in a winter block - an approx week and what it looks like Doing a triple day  Pre-hab, stretching and rolling  Sleeping and napping Keeping injury free Maintaining motivation levels Getting out of the door Working as hard as she can Advice for more advanced runner who want to run faster Advice for getting your mojo back Going back to your reason why The importance of goals Linking her training to her period.  Working with Fitrwomen  Future goals  Funding and paying for her lifestyle Why 2020 was such a difficult year Dealing with financial stress Ending the season on a high Having a vision board and writing down goals Final words of advice     Social Media   Website: www.adelletracey.com    Instagram: @adelletracey   Twitter: @adelle_tracey   

Sons of Saturday: The Podcast for Hokies, by Hokies.
We came, We raised hell, We stormed your field, We left | Hokies keep the Commonwealth Cup

Sons of Saturday: The Podcast for Hokies, by Hokies.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 85:25


The gang breaks down the Hokies EPIC win over the Hoos in Charlottesville on rivalry weekend. 

Reimagining Black Relations
#53 PAY - Part 1 Speakers

Reimagining Black Relations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 26:53


Four of the speakers from the Inaugural Pan-African Youth (PAY) Summit.Dr. Jasmine L. Blanks-Jones, a dynamic theatre nonprofit leader, award-wining educator, who holds a dual PhD in Education and Africana Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, speaking on Pan-Africanism.Paulinarh Bolatito Ogunleye is 21 years old. The first female President of the Faculty of Arts Student Union at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and the longest seating president of the same body. She will speak on the Perspectives of Youth in Africa.Prof. Seth N. Asumah, the State University of New York Distinguished Teaching Professor, Chair, and Professor of Africana Studies, and Professor of Political Science, speaking on Effective Mobilization for Political Success.Hon. Allyson Maynard-Gibson QC, former Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs of The Commonwealth of Bahamas, an advocate for people centered justice, diversity, and the rights of women and children and an expert in governance, restructuring and rebranding of organizations, speaking on Ethics and Leadership. 

Jim Strader Outdoors
11/28/21 Hour 2

Jim Strader Outdoors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 34:54


Gov. Andy Beshear has made two historic appointments that will hopefully benefit the sportsmen and sportswomen across the Commonwealth. Jim provides in-depth analysis on this week's program.

Jim Strader Outdoors
11/28/21 Hour 1

Jim Strader Outdoors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 37:05


Gov. Andy Beshear has made two historic appointments that will hopefully benefit the sportsmen and sportswomen across the Commonwealth. Jim provides in-depth analysis on this week's program.

Woman's Hour
Vivianne Miedema: BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021; Adoption breakdown; Nicola Adams;

Woman's Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 57:58


Vivianne Miedema of the Netherlands and Arsenal has been crowned the winner of BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021. The annual award from the BBC World Service is voted for by football fans from around the world. She is the all-time leading scorer in the FA WSL (women's super league) and has scored more goals at the international level for the Netherlands than any other player, across both the women's and men's teams. This month, November 2021 she became the first player in the history of the WSL to score against every team they have faced, after scoring against Manchester United. Nicola Adams OBE is officially Great Britain's most successful female boxer of all time. She won gold at the London Olympics in 2012 and repeated the achievement in Rio in 2016. She is the only female boxer in the history of the sport to have won every major title available to her; Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth. So, it's not a surprise that Amazon Prime Video have made a documentary about her. Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story explores her difficult upbringing and her battles with sexism, racism and homophobia to get in the ring. We find out how a girl from a council estate in Leeds became a #Lioness. In the first part of a new series 'Under Pressure' Zoe and James explain how 'Ed' which is the name they gave Zoe's eating disorder changed their lives. How is a relationship impacted when life stuff happens? We don't often hear about adoptions that break down, but last week former BBC Scotland health correspondent Eleanor Bradford wrote about her "heart-breaking" decision to return her adopted son to the care system. She said she was unable to cope with her son's “extremely challenging” behaviour and that she was “furious about the lack of support for adoptive parents” in Scotland. Eleanor Bradford joins Emma to share her experience along with the chief executive of Adoption UK, Sue Armstrong Brown. Presenter: Emma Barnett Producer: Kirsty Starkey Interviewed Guest: Vivianne Miedema Interviewed Guest: Nicola Adams Interviewed Guest: Eleanor Bradford Interviewed Guest: Sue Armstrong Brown

Exploration Local
Virginia's Blue Ridge: A Premier Destination For Outdoor Recreation, Unique Attractions, Diverse Culture & Culinary Experiences

Exploration Local

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 53:55


Virginia's Blue Ridge is made up of the City of Roanoke at its heart and surrounding communities within an hour radius, including the City of Salem, Botetourt County, Franklin County, and Roanoke County.The region offers a refined, authentic, Metro Mountain adventure nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a premier destination for outdoor recreation offering over 1,000 miles of trails for adventure. Roanoke is the largest city along the Appalachian Trail, and the region is home to the Virginia Triple Crown, showcasing three of the best hiking trails in the Commonwealth of Virginia - Dragon's Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs.In this episode, I sit down with Kristine McCormick, Outdoor Experiences Manager at Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge, and we talk about many of the things that have earned Roanoke the distinct honor of being nominated as the top “Place to Raise An Outdoor Family.”We talk about the Farmers Market that dates back to 1882, museums, restaurants & craft breweries, festivals, and an interpretive greenway that allows visitors and locals alike to explore from downtown to the summit of Mill Mountain, Roanoke's highest point. We also talk about multi-purpose trails, southern hospitality, fine arts, and the fact that you don't have to leave the City of Roanoke to experience outdoor adventures. But we also talk about the surrounding areas that are close by too; where you can experience trails, rivers, lakes, and easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway.I'm excited to branch out of my beautiful area here in western NC and return to the state where I first fell in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains. I truly hope you enjoy this episode. Kristine McCormickOutdoors Experience ManagerVisit Virginia's Blue Ridge101 Shenandoah Avenue, NERoanoke, VA  24016www.visitVBR.comPhone: (540) 342-6025 Ext. 125MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODETriple CrownRoanoke, Virginia GO FESTHiking in RoanokeMill Mountain ParkBe A #TrailsetterMike Andress, HostExploration Local PodcastEmail: mike@explorationlocal.comWebsite LinkInstagram: explorationlocalFacebook: https://m.facebook.com/explorationlocal/ 

The Codcast
The bullseye on Mass General Brigham's back

The Codcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 29:55


The bullseye on Mass General Brigham's back by CommonWealth magazine

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane
Covering The Commonwealth

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 26:49


Today on The Fast Lane with Ed Lane: Ed reacts to #VTvsUVA as we Cover the Commonwealth: Ben Cates (HSFB) Jerry Ratcliffe (#Hoos) David Cunningham (#Hokies, TechSideline.com) Damien Sordelett (#LibertyFlames) Carita Parks (#SEAvsWFT ) Jacob Mast

Basketball Conference: The ACC Football Podcast
2021 Week 13 Recap - Rivalry Week Recap, Our ACC Atlantic Champion, and Business as Usual in the Commonwealth(s)

Basketball Conference: The ACC Football Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 120:40


The guys got together late on a Saturday night (again) to give some raw, instant thoughts on the ACC's action in Week 13, INCLUDING: NC State took down North Carolina in one of the most improbable and wild comebacks of an otherwise crazy weekend! Wake Forest locked down the Atlantic Division by cruising to an easy win in the second half over Boston College. Somehow, some way, Mike's Hokies took down the Virginia Cavaliers....again! There were a number of blowouts that were a little disappointing for the teams on the business end...with Joey's Yellow Jackets being one of them. All of this, plus weekly awards, and MORE! Use promo code "GOACC" for 10% off your first order of premium, great-looking, officially-logo'd Georgia Tech gear at Section103.com! Rate and subscribe on Apple Podcasts and Spotify! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 27, 2021: Albemarle PC briefed on comp plan, zoning review; A look at rural housing challenges

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 17:44


After today, there are four more Saturdays left in the year 2021. After December 31, there will be only 78 more years in the 21st Century. This perspective brought to you by Charlottesville Community Engagement, a regularly-produced look at happening in and around Charlottesville. I’m Sean Tubbs, the host and producer. Charlottesville Community Engagement is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.On today’s show:The Albemarle County Planning Commission gets a look at Comprehensive Plan underwayThe Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership takes a look at affordable housing challenges in rural areasArea airports will get money from the recent federal infrastructure funding bill Daily Progress-owner Lee Enterprises invokes protections against Alden Global Capital’s takeover attempt 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!Lee responseThe parent company of the Daily Progress appears to want to reject a takeover by the Alden Capital Group. Lee Enterprises issued a press release on Wednesday with the headline Board Takes Action in Response to Alden’s Unsolicited Proposal to Acquire Lee. Specifically, the Iowa-based company’s Board of Directors have initiated a limited-duration shareholder rights plan that issues existing shareholders additional rights in the case of a hostile takeover. “In adopting the Rights Plan, the Board noted Alden’s track record of rapidly acquiring substantial control or ‘negative control’ positions in other public companies and its seemingly inconsistent disclosures,” reads the press release.Alden Capital Group asserts they own six percent of the Lee’s shares. Shareholder rights plans are also known as “poison pills” and have been used since the 1980’s to ward off corporate takeovers. Read more about this topic in an article on Editor and Publisher. (learn more on Wikipedia)Airport investmentThe recently adopted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides $15 billion for airports across the nation. Virginia airports will receive nearly $400 million of that amount, according to a press release from Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner. The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport will receive $15.44 million and Freeman Field in Louisa County will get $790,000. The airport in Orange County will also receive $790,000. Elsewhere in Virginia, Dulles International will get $120.4 million, Richmond International will get $35.6 million, and Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional will get $14.97 million. Lynchburg will get nearly $6.5 million and Culpeper Regional $1.48 million. I’ll have more information about how Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport will use their funding in an upcoming edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement. Albemarle PC comp plan updateThe review of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan is underway, with a lot of behind-the-scenes work by staff before a public kickoff begins in January. The Albemarle Planning Commission got a update on the process at their meeting on November 16. Here’s Tori Kannellopolous, a senior planner with the county, with a reminder of the plan’s purpose. “The Comprehensive Plan, or comp plan, establishes Albemarle County’s long-range vision that guides growth, development, and change for the next 20 years,” Kannellopolous said. “It assists county staff, appointed committees and boards, and the Board of Supervisor when developing public policies related to private land use activities and use of resources in Albemarle.”For the past forty years, the major theme of the county’s comp plan has been growth management. Roughly five percent of land in Albemarle is designated for urban development including more dense residential areas and commercial activities. The rest is considered rural. This time around, Supervisors have directed staff to update the zoning ordinance while reviewing the overall Comprehensive Plan. The process formally got underway when Supervisors adopted a resolution on November 3. (Albemarle Supervisors Kickoff Comprehensive Review) One of the intents of this review is to streamline much of the content of the plan, which is currently 406 pages. That number doesn’t include the various appendices. (read the current plan)“For example, the existing implementation chapter includes 70 priorities,” Kannellopolous said. “There is not a clear prioritization of these items and the order in which they should be completed. The chapter includes 80 indicators of progress that are intended to be tracked annually but tracking this data is unsustainable and the sheer number of indicators make it unclear for community members to understand what success looks like.”This review also provides an opportunity to integrate the various strategies of more recent plans, such as Housing Albemarle, Project Enable, and the Climate Action Plan. In all, there will be four phases, with the first being a review of the growth management policy. “This includes reviewing, evaluating, and updating the growth management policy as needed using the lenses of equity, climate action, and capacity projections,” Kannellopolous said. “A capacity analysis for housing and economic development in the county is currently underway and this is to understand if we have the capacity in our development areas for the projected growth of our community.” Phase two will identify topics that will be updated in the comprehensive plan, likely related to transportation and economic development. The county will create its first multimodal systems plan as well. Phase three will review the actions the county will take in the form of written strategies. Phase four will be the finalization of the new plan. “We will focus our efforts on identifying and eliminating plan inconsistencies across content and we will engage the community and decision-makers on overall plan priorities once all of the content is considered as a whole,” Kannellopolous said. State code assigns the job of preparing and recommending the Comprehensive Plan to each locality’s Planning Commission. Supervisors have approved a process that includes a working group of stakeholders to guide the process. Rachel Falkenstein is a planning manager in Albemarle. “The working group is approximately an eight to twelve person group of community members whose role would be to advise county staff on plan recommendations, community engagement approaches, and to support staff’s community outreach efforts by sharing information with their networks, their neighborhoods, or their communities,” Falkenstein said. The group members have not yet been selected. “We are going back to the Board of Supervisors with information sharing about the selection process at an upcoming Board meeting in December,” Falkenstein said. Broad community engagement will come in the form of workshops on the plan. The Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors will play a role in decisions about changes to Albemarle policies. Planning Commission Chair Julian Bivins noted that the Commission’s input will come later in a process that has already begun. He said he wants the Commission to meet with Supervisors. “So that we can hear each other and discuss these discussions before we get to an endpoint,” Bivins said. The review of the zoning code will happen concurrently and is currently underway. Charles Rapp is the county’s Planning Director. “We have a first phase right now and it’s called modernization,” Rapp said. “Two of those have been brought to you through a resolution of intent that deal with bonus densities and wavers and special exceptions.” The Supervisors will hold a public hearing on special exceptions at their meeting on December 1. (staff report)Rapp said another change will be to streamline the list of land use categories. “I believe our current chart is something like 16 pages long right now with very specific uses and we want to try to tailor that back to something more reasonable,” Rapp said. “We also want to take a look at our setbacks. Our setbacks are quite complicated to figure out with multiple different ways within each zoning classification and we want to try and improve that and make it a little more clear for people applying our zoning ordinance.” If you’re interested in learning more about how Albemarle’s Community Development Department works, take at the department’s work program in the consent agenda for the December 1 meeting. You’re reading Charlottesville Community Engagement. Let’s have another Patreon-fueled shout-out: Charlottesville 350 is the local chapter of a national organization that seeks to reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Charlottesville 350 uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, and build 100% clean energy solutions that work for all. To learn more about their most active campaigns, including a petition drive to the Richmond Federal Reserve Bank, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/cville350Rural housing challengesMuch of the conversation about the cost of housing has centered on building units in urbanized areas. But what role can non-urbanized areas play? The Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership led a panel discussion on November 16 to discuss the challenges. One of the biggest is money. (watch the event)“When you talk about funding for affordable housing, you think of urban,” said Colleen Fisher, the executive director of the Council for Affordable and Rural Housing. In fact, the main federal agency most people associate with the topic is called the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fisher reminded the audience that the U.S. Department of Agriculture also offers federal support through their Rural Housing Service, but the program isn’t funded at high levels. One step localities can take is an assessment of what’s currently in the rural area.“We need ample resources to preserve our dedicated affordable housing stock in rural Virginia,” said Jonathan Knopf, the senior research associate for Housing Forward Virginia. “We have a lot of low-income housing tax credit properties that were the first and generation LIHTC properties. And a lot of that stuff is reaching the end of their affordability terms and so we need resources for housing providers to come in and lock in the affordability of that assisted multifamily stock.” Those credits are issued by the Virginia Housing Development Authority. Knopf said one challenge for rural areas is competition for those credits from urban areas. “It’s tough to break from this either-or resource conversation and I think we need to move to a both-and framework for housing resources across the Commonwealth so our rural rent relief programs don’t get left behind,” Knopf said. Taking inventoryGreene County has 146 LIHTC units at four properties. Louisa has 115 units in three developments. Nelson has 159 units in three properties. Albemarle has 1,089 units, most of which are in the urban area around Charlottesville except 34 units reserved for seniors in Scottsville. There are currently no LIHTC properties in Fluvanna. . Jesse Rutherford is a member of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors. He says the cost of housing used to be affordable in rural communities, but what he calls overregulation in land use and building codes in the past few decades is a problem.“You can’t add regulation and expect it to get cheaper,” Rutherford said. “In the last 15, 20, 25 years we’ve seen the collapse of affordable housing in the rural area. I think there’s definitely some low-hanging fruit as it relates to zoning form or some certain by-right density. As we know in the urban context, same as the rural, you can’t use the word affordable without density following it.” Rutherford wants zoning ordinances to be altered to reduce setbacks, which he said renders land unusable for more housing units. Knopf said the cost of labor and building materials is drastically increasing the cost of housing and some form of subsidization is required. He said a balance of tools can be used to produce more units and preserve existing ones. “We don’t need rocket science or fancy things to solve so many of these issues,” Knopf said. “In many cases it’s just dedicating the right funding and fixing our existing policies and regulations especially zoning and a lot of things Jesse talked about to make things work. And try to get the economic side and the supply-chain side and the labor market side at least moving in the right direction to correct some of the paths we’ve been on in the past couple of decades.” Fisher said members of her organization report construction costs keep rising.“Just because we’re in a rural area doesn’t mean that things are cheaper and some people have that opinion because you’re building in a rural community that it’s going to cost you less,” Fisher said. “That’s not necessarily true.” One factor is labor. Keith Smith is the chair of the Central Virginia Regional Housing Partnership. He cited one statistic from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reviewed by the National Association of Home Builders. (via HousingWire) “According to national data, we are anywhere between 300,000 to 400,000 thousand construction workers short per month,” Smith said. “We’re going to recover from the material costs. I’ve been building developments for three and a half decades. This goes up and down. It’s going to take many, many decades to work through the labor force.”To review the rest of the event, you can watch the whole thing on the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission’s YouTube page. Leave a comment either there or here to weigh in. 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 MallAdditionally, Ting will match your Substack subscription to support Town Crier Productions, the company that produces this newsletter and other community offerings. So, your $5 a month subscription yields $5 for TCP. Your $50 a year subscription yields $50 for TCP! The same goes for a $200 a year subscription! All goes to cover the costs of getting this newsletter out as often as possible. Learn more here! This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

Jake Of All Trades
The Causes of the Supply Chain Meltdown

Jake Of All Trades

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 29:03


On this episode Jake and Kirk discuss some of the espoused causes of the recent supply chain meltdown and how it will affect your life. Kirk also poses a potentially unexplored reason for the meltdown. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/kinks-global-supply-chain-from-j-i-t-j-i-c-edward-yardeni/?trk=eml-email_series_follow_newsletter_01-hero-1-title_link&midToken=AQEE1Ne3ahfAgQ&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=0YX4pFwPt7Y9Y1   *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency.  Actual performance and results will vary. These interviews do not constitute a recommendation as to the suitability of any investment for any person or persons having circumstances similar to those portrayed. Consult a Financial Advisor regarding your specific circumstances. I*financial is located at 1901 NW Military Hwy. STE. 102. San Antonio, TX 78213. Phone number 210-342-4346

Pod Save The Queen
Charles' Egypt speech, Commonwealth changes and BBC's documentary

Pod Save The Queen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 41:53


It's finally happened! Working our way through the Hosting Line Of Succession, it's Russell Myers' turn in the hosting chair for this episode. Joined by friend of the show, Ian Vogler, the pair round off the final leg of Charles and Camilla's royal tour in Egypt.We look ahead to the trip to Barbados as they become a Republic and discuss what it might mean for the future of The Commonwealth. And as part one of The Princes and The Press aired, Russell and Ian discuss how long the fallout might last as the palaces push back.

UnderDog
From Underdog to International Multi-Billion Dollar Brand, Reebok, Joe Foster Shares His Journey of Resilience and Passion as a Shoemaker Building One of the Most Iconic Brands in History

UnderDog

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 49:01


Many of us have heard of the brand "Reebok." It's a pioneer in the world of sneakers, becoming one of the largest sneaker manufacturers in the world. But behind it all is a great man who only a few knows, Joe Foster. He is the Founder of Reebok. Together with his brother, they built the Reebok from an almost crumbling J W Foster & Sons into the Reebok brand that we all know and came to love. They have won Olympic, Commonwealth, and European medals as well as accomplishing World Record-Breaking Performances. Aside from being the founder of Reebok, Joe is also a Founder member at One Golden Nugget and a Keynote Speaker.On today's episode of The UnderdogShow, we got the chance to talk to the legend, Joe Foster, and had a once-in-a-lifetime conversation. The highlight of the episodes include:How he has inherited the business despite the feud between families.Where did the idea and name "Reebok" come from.the journey traversed by Joe and his brother to reach their dreams despite setbacks and near-bankruptcies.the shoes that shoot them up to success.On a more personal note, our episode also covered who was Joe's inspirations and the lessons that he would love everyone to hear.Joe has also recently published a book. Shoemaker tells Joe Foster's inspiring story, revealing the grit, hard choices, and personal sacrifices that go into creating a world-beating brand.Tune in on how one of the great minds of the World of Sneakers shares his amazing story of resilience and passion. Listen to how you can ignite yours when you listen to our conversation with the one and only Joe Foster.For more information about Joe:Website: https://www.jwfosterheritage.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reebokthefounder/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-foster-a38a4b10b/Email: chat@jwfosterheritage.comKeep up with the latest Underdog Episodes here:Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/underdog/id1534385651Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6FbSDu0aNtuxAEiderUAfBWebsite: https://theunderdogshow.com/

Streaking the Lawn: for Virginia Cavaliers fans
Streaking the Lawn Podcast - 11/24/21 - Basketball Tournament Victory! Commonwealth Cup!

Streaking the Lawn: for Virginia Cavaliers fans

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 47:36


Back this week on the pod: Caroline! Darns joins Pierce again to chat about the recent basketball victories over Georgia and Providence - what have we seen in these wins that give us optimism for the rest of the season? The offense is clearly running through two of the newer Hoos - will that continue? With all the early season tinkering and growing pains, it's clear the road to success is coming together for Tony Bennett's team. The crew (duo) also talk about the football team's loss to Pitt, how gosh darn amazing Brennan Armstrong is, and look at the big rivalry game coming up on Saturday. Seems like the only reason to predict a Hokie's victory is the ghosts of the Commonwealth Clash...and...well maybe something more concrete? We've got some notes, for sure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Virginia Water Radio
Episode 604 (11-22-21): Canvasbacks Come Back to the Chesapeake as Winter Approaches

Virginia Water Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021


CLICK HERE to listen to episode audio (4:33).Sections below are the following: Transcript of Audio Audio Notes and Acknowledgments ImagesExtra Information Sources Related Water Radio Episodes For Virginia Teachers (Relevant SOLs, etc.). Unless otherwise noted, all Web addresses mentioned were functional as of 11-19-21. TRANSCRIPT OF AUDIO From the Cumberland Gap to the Atlantic Ocean, this is Virginia Water Radio for the week of November 22, 2021.  This revised episode from January 2014 is part of a series this year of winter-related episodes. SOUND – ~5 sec That's the landing sound of a large, distinctive duck that can be found in winter on Virginia's coastal waters.  Have a listen for about 10 seconds to some more of this species' sounds, and see if you know this bird.  And here's a hint: the bird's name, and the male's beautiful color, may remind you of a painting.SOUND – ~12 secIf you guessed a Canvasback, you're right!  Canvasbacks breed on water bodies in the prairies of Canada and the northern United States, but they winter in large sections of the U.S. and Mexico, with one concentration in the Chesapeake Bay area.  According to the Chesapeake Bay Program, at one time almost half of North America's Canvasbacks wintered around the Chesapeake, but that number has decreased to about 20 percent because of reductions in Bay submerged aquatic vegetation, or Bay grasses, a valuable winter food for this species.  Canvasbacks are diving ducks, meaning they typically go completely underwater to obtain food and avoid predators.  In winter, Canvasbacks feed largely on plant roots and buds, while in summer they'll add to their plant diet a variety of aquatic insects and other animals.  Predators on adult and young Canvasbacks include mink, coyotes, foxes, owls and other birds, some reptiles and fish, and human hunters, while Canvasback eggs are eaten by various mammals and birds. The Canvasback is considered one of the most distinctive North American ducks.  The following quote from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's “Birds of the World” Web site describes how the bird stands out.  Quote: “This exclusively North American species is considered the ‘aristocrat of ducks.'  The male's striking appearance—rich chestnut-red head and neck, black chest, white back, and long, sloping, blackish bill—along with its large size distinguish it in the field.”  Unquote. Thanks to Lang Elliott for permission to use the Canvasback sounds, from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs.  We close with about 50 seconds of music appropriate for the Canvasback's Chesapeake Bay connection.  Here's “Chesapeake Bay Ballad,” by Torrin Hallett, a graduate student at the Yale School of Music. MUSIC - ~51 sec – instrumental SHIP'S BELL Virginia Water Radio is produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, part of Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment.  For more Virginia water sounds, music, or information, visit us online at virginiawaterradio.org, or call the Water Center at (540) 231-5624.  Thanks to Stewart Scales for his banjo version of Cripple Creek to open and close this episode.  In Blacksburg, I'm Alan Raflo, thanking you for listening, and wishing you health, wisdom, and good water. AUDIO NOTES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The Virginia Water Radio episode revises and replaces Episode 197, 1-20-14, and the sounds segment of Episode 50, 1-24-11. Emily Whitesell helped write this original script for this episode during a Virginia Tech English Department internship in Spring 2011 with the Virginia Water Resources Research Center. The Canvasback sounds were from the Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs-Eastern Region CD set, by Lang Elliott with Donald and Lillian Stokes (Time Warner Audio Books, copyright 1997), used with permission of Lang Elliott.  Lang Elliot's work is available online at the “Music of Nature” Web site, http://www.musicofnature.org/. “Chesapeake Bay Ballad” is copyright 2020 by Torrin Hallett, used with permission.  Torrin is a 2018 graduate of Oberlin College and Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio; a 2020 graduate in Horn Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York; and a 2021 graduate of the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.  He is currently a graduate student at the Yale School of Music.  More information about Torrin is available online at https://www.facebook.com/torrin.hallett.  Thanks very much to Torrin for composing the piece especially for Virginia Water Radio.  This music was used previously by Virginia Water Radio most recently in Episode 565, 2-22-21. Following are other music pieces composed by Torrin Hallett for Virginia Water Radio, with episodes featuring the music.“A Little Fright Music” – used most recently in Episode 601, 10-31-21, on connections among Halloween, water, and the human body.“Beetle Ballet” – used in Episode 525, 5-18-20, on aquatic beetles.“Corona Cue” – used in Episode 517, 3-23-20, on the coronavirus pandemic. “Flow Stopper” – used in Episode 599, 10-18-21, on “Imagine a Day Without Water.”“Geese Piece” – used most recently in Episode 440, 10-1-18, on E-bird. “Ice Dance” – used in Episode 556, 12-21-20, on how organisms survive freezing temperatures.“Lizard Lied” – used in Episode 514, 3-2-20, on lizards. “New Year's Water” – used in Episode 349, 1-2-17, on the New Year. “Rain Refrain” – used most recently in Episode 559, 1-11-21, on record rainfall in 2020.“Runoff” – used in Episode 585, 7-12-21 – on middle schoolers calling out stormwater-related water words.“Spider Strike” – used in Episode 523, 5-4-20, on fishing spiders.“Tropical Tantrum” – used most recently in Episode 580, 6-7-21, on the 2021 Atlantic tropical storm season preview.“Tundra Swan Song – used in Episode 554, 12-7-20, on Tundra Swans.“Turkey Tune” – used in Episode 343, 11-21-16, on the Wild Turkey.  Click here if you'd like to hear the full version (1 min./11 sec.) of the “Cripple Creek” arrangement/performance by Stewart Scales that opens and closes this episode.  More information about Mr. Scales and the group New Standard, with which Mr. Scales plays, is available online at http://newstandardbluegrass.com. IMAGESMale Canvasback (location and date not identified).  Photo by Lee Karney, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov; specific URL for this photo was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/1645/rec/2), as of 11/22/21.Female Canvasback in Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge in Alaska in May 2005.  Photo by Donna A. Dewhurst, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Digital Library, online at http://digitalmedia.fws.gov; specific URL for this photo was https://digitalmedia.fws.gov/digital/collection/natdiglib/id/14/rec/9), as of 11/22/21.EXTRA INFORMATION ABOUT CANVASBACK DUCKS The scientific name of the Canvasback is Aythya valisineria. Here are some points about Canvasbacks, excerpted from the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “Fish and Wildlife Information Service/Canvasback,” online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040064&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18949.Physical Description “The adult male has a head that is rusty red, shading to almost black near the bill.  The breast is grayish-black and the sides and back are light gray to white.  The wings and speculum are gray, and the eye is red.  The bill is long and sloping, black, with decidedly long sloping profile that clearly distinguishes it from the redhead. …The adult female head is light brown.  The sides and breast are olive-brown to gray-brown, and the underparts are light gray. The back is gray, finely barred with darker gray, and the wings are grayish brown.  …They have short wings, and a rapid wingbeat.  This species has difficulty leaving the water.  It is one of the fastest flying ducks.  …It is one of the largest ducks.”Breeding “The breeding season is from May to June… This species breeds in Alaska, western Canada, northwest United States, western North America from the prairie provinces of Canada, south into the central and western states and occasionally as far east as Hudson Bay with a few as far north as Alaska.  Spring and early summer they are found in marshes with shallow waters [and in] flooded farmland.  In mid-summer they frequent large marshes and lakes, sloughs, and swampy areas.” Migration and Winter Habitat and Behavior “During migration, they fly in large ‘V' shaped flocks at high altitudes. … They are also associated with larger bodies of water.  …Late migration is in the fall, and early migration in the spring.  This species migrates cross country from the northwestern United States to the Atlantic Coast, principally the Chesapeake Bay.  The migration corridors shift annually, and they have a strong tendency to return to the same breeding ground.  … The heaviest flight is from the Canada pothole country to the Chesapeake Bay. … They arrive at Chesapeake Bay later than most other ducks.  The Chesapeake Bay fall migration is from October 15 to December 15, with a peak from November 15 to December 15.  The spring migration is from February 20 to May 1, with the peak from March 1 to March 30.  They occupy specific and traditional rivers, lakes, and marshes on migratory areas.  … This species winters to Mexico [and to the] Atlantic and Gulf Coast.  ...Virginia is one of best areas for canvasbacks.  …  They are found in lakes, salt bays and estuaries, brackish and alkaline waters near the coast, estuaries and shallow bays, [and] rarely on the open sea. … The optimum in Chesapeake Bay areas is in fresh and brackish estuarine bays with extensive beds of submerged plants or abundant invertebrates, primarily in brackish rather than salt or freshwater areas. … There has been a 53% decline in wintering populations in the United States.  There has also been a decrease in the Atlantic flyway.”  [Population decreases have been caused by several factors, including drainage of breeding marshland, food supplies being depleted by carp and swan, pollution of wintering areas, disappearance of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay, droughts on breeding grounds, oil spills, and illegal hunting and trapping.] Diet “This species dives and obtains food from the bottoms of ponds, lakes, large rivers, open marshes, and muddy bottoms.  Plants are uprooted and the roots are eaten.  This species dives to 20-30 feet. … Important foods include…aquatic plants…, molluscs, insects, caddisfly and midge larvae, dragonflies, [and] small fish.  Chesapeake Bay foods include wild celery, widgeon grass, eelgrass, pondweed, clams and mud crabs.  Juvenile foods include caddisfly larvae, midge larvae, and mayfly nymphs.” SOURCES Used for Audio Mike Burke, “The big, beautiful canvasback: What's not to love?”  Bay Journal, November 2021, available online at https://www.bayjournal.com/eedition/page-43/page_136f4325-b978-5e55-bcec-907f0a04b1fc.html. Chesapeake Bay Program, “Birds,” online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/all/birds/all; the Canvasback entry is online at https://www.chesapeakebay.net/discover/field-guide/entry/canvasback. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “All About Birds,” online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/.  The Canvasback entry is online at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Canvasback/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Birds of the World” online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/home(subscription may be required).  The Canvasback entry is online at https://birdsoftheworld.org/bow/species/canvas/cur/introduction. Alice Jane Lippson and Robert L. Lippson, Life in the Chesapeake Bay-3rdEdition, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, Md., 2006. Chandler S. Robbins et al., A Guide to Field Identification of Birds of North America, St. Martin's Press, New York, N.Y., 2001. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “Fish and Wildlife Information Service,” online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/; the Canvasback entry is online at https://services.dwr.virginia.gov/fwis/booklet.html?&bova=040064&Menu=_.Taxonomy&version=18949. For More Information about Birds in Virginia and Elsewhere Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, “Merlin Photo ID.”  The application for mobile devices allows users to submit a bird photograph to get identification of the bird. Information is available online at http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/. Cornell University Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society, “eBird,” online at https://ebird.org/home.  Here you can find locations of species observations made by contributors, and you can sign up to contribute your own observations. Stan Tekiela, Birds of Virginia Field Guide, Adventure Publications, Inc., Cambridge, Minn., 2002. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, “Animal Diversity Web,” online at https://animaldiversity.org/. Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (formerly Department of Game and Inland Fisheries), “List of Native and Naturalized Fauna in Virginia, August 2020,” online (as a PDF) at https://dwr.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/virginia-native-naturalized-species.pdf. Virginia Society of Ornithology, online at http://www.virginiabirds.org/.  The Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, conservation, and enjoyment of birds in the Commonwealth. Xeno-canto Foundation, online at http://www.xeno-canto.org/.  This site provides bird songs from around the world. RELATED VIRGINIA WATER RADIO EPISODES All Water Radio episodes are listed by category at the Index link above (http://www.virginiawaterradio.org/p/index.html).  See particularly the “Birds” and “Weather/Climate/Natural Disas

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Two Deep: Hokies Under The Influence
Tough Night in Miami / Commonwealth Cup Preview

Two Deep: Hokies Under The Influence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 71:34


That was a sloppy one. Virginia Tech's defense struggled in a 38-26 loss to Miami. Pete and Robbie recap everything that happened on Saturday night, and preview what to expect vs. Virginia. Once again, every episode is brought to you by Downtown Crown Wine and Beer and Dominion Wine and Beer, the official sponsor of Two Deep's 2021 football coverage.

What's On Your Mind?
901OTM: Designing Memphis with Wendy Cooper Kelly

What's On Your Mind?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 22:39


Wendy (IG: @wcooperkelly) is a lifelong Memphian and has been an architect with LRK (IG: @lrk_inc) since 2011. She has worked on several local projects including The Renasant Convention Center, The Commonwealth, FedExFamily House Phase II, and Tennessee Brewery. In her spare time, she renovates her MCM ranch with husband Chris. They have 3 fur babies-Herman, Hazel and Willow, who all claim to be superintendents of the renovation projects. Disclaimer: The perspectives expressed on this show are those of the guest and may or may not reflect the perspectives of Arcade Restaurant or the podcast host.   The premise of 901 On The Mind, the newest subseries of the What's On Your Mind podcast (@whatsonyourmindpodcast), is to highlight local Memphis-based stories: the history of this city, the people, the spirit, and the grit and grind of who we are. These episodes are hosted by Jani (@janirad.me) and filmed live and on-site in Downtown Memphis at the Arcade Restaurant IG: @arcaderestaurant (Memphis' oldest Cafe, founded in 1919!) and are produced as Instagram Live IGTV episodes and podcast episodes. As always, thank you for the theme music @briank_williams28 BK Williams! . Become a monthly supporter of the show and stream episodes online at janirad.com/podcast.   As heard on the What's On Your Mind Podcast, Wavelength @joinwavelength is the app to take back your power over food. Reduce cravings, stop overeating, and improve your relationship to food and your body for good. Every membership purchased directly supports this podcast! Join me and start your very own wavelength journey at wavelength.live/mind for 50% OFF YOUR MEMBERSHIP! Enjoy the mindfulness moments, mini courses, and the MASSIVE online community at wavelength.live/mind for 50% off. Love your body again

Big Ideas - ABC RN
Henry Parkes' fight for a federation

Big Ideas - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 54:24


Sir Henry Parkes' vison for Federation has taken a beating over the last two years. The Father of the Federation has fought for over a decade to convince Australia that a Commonwealth is stronger than a collection of colonies – or states. Big Ideas reflects on the life of Henry Parkes – and what motivated him to help forge Australia into nationhood.

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 […]

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe
Commonwealth's McMillan: Heightened inflation's not going away for three to five years

Money Life with Chuck Jaffe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 59:20


Brad McMillan, chief investment officer for Commonwealth Financial Network, says that the inflation spike created by the global supply crisis that has pushed inflation to the 6 percent level will last for another three to six months before fading, but he notes that there are structural elements that are also pushing inflation higher, and those conditions are not transitory. As a result, he expects inflation to retreat to the 2 to 3 percent range later in 2022 and to remain there for the next three to five years. Also on the show, Meredith Stoddard discusses Fidelity Investments' 2021 American Caregivers Study, author Jeffrey Hooke focuses on his latest book -- “The Myth of Private Equity: An Inside Look at Wall Street's Transformative Investments” -- and Kyle Guske of New Constructs puts Peloton stock back in the Danger Zone after the company's most recent earnings report.

The Codcast
Study brings transparency to plea deals

The Codcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 27:42


Study brings transparency to plea deals by CommonWealth magazine

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane
Covering The Commonwealth

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 22:31


Today on The Fast Lane with Ed Lane: Ed Covers the Commonwealth with: - Ben Cates (HS FB) - Jerry Ratcliffe (#UVA) - Jake Lyman (#Hokies, TechSideline.com) - Damien Sordelett (#LibertyFlames) - Jacob Mast on #TheMatch!

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane
Freeze Shows Rare Side Of Pain, UVA And VT With Moral Victories

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 23:53


Today on The Fast Lane with Ed Lane: Ed Covers the Commonwealth with: - Ben Cates (HS FB) - Jerry Ratcliffe (#UVA) - Jake Lyman (#Hokies, TechSideline.com) - Damien Sordelett (#LibertyFlames) - Jacob Mast on #TheMatch!

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane
McKay Sounds Like Freeze

The Fast Lane with Ed Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 3:28


Today on The Fast Lane with Ed Lane: Ed Covers the Commonwealth with: - Ben Cates (HS FB) - Jerry Ratcliffe (#UVA) - Jake Lyman (#Hokies, TechSideline.com) - Damien Sordelett (#LibertyFlames) - Jacob Mast on #TheMatch!

The Mark Vines Show
Episode 90 - Virginia is back! Now we prepare for the Mid-Terms

The Mark Vines Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 45:51


This election was a great step towards restoring Virginia back into the great Commonwealth that it can be. Now we move towards the Mid-Term elections where we can restore the United States back into the great nation it can be. Frank Runles from the "Lies People Tell" podcast and I discuss this and several other issues. You will not want to miss this episode. americanveteransvote.com Music-Scott Buckley-Monomyth, The Fury

Build Better with Anastasia Barnes
S2 #11: The Gold Standard: Recognizing Massachusetts Businesses for a Commitment to Excellence with Edward Palleschi

Build Better with Anastasia Barnes

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 30:08


On season 2, episode 11 of the Build Better podcast, Anastasia talks with Edward Palleschi, the undersecretary for the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Palleschi instituted OCABR's Licensee Recognition Program, which highlights businesses licensed or registered in Massachusetts. He shares more about the program, and the companies that have been recognized for continuing to reach high standards through their work and commitment to their consumers.

The Dom Giordano Program
Readin', Writin', and Reason with Dom Giordano | Pennsbury Parents Win Legal Battle

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 45:49


Dom Giordano, WPHT host and former teacher, has dedicated much of his daily show toward parents who are taking it into their own hands to push back against school boards that have a negative impact on their children. This has culminated in a weekly podcast on education, Readin', Writin', and Reason, which has allowed wonderful relationships to develop between Giordano, educators, and parents throughout the country who are speaking out against overbearing school boards. This week, Dom is first joined by Broad+Liberty reporter Todd Shepherd, to discuss a fantastic investigation into the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion program in the Bensalem school district. In his piece, Shepherd uncovered that the Bensalem Township School District paid a consulting firm over $100,000 to a consulting firm for an ‘Equity Review,' in effort to develop a plan alongside the districts new DEI committee. Todd takes us through what he discovered, and gives us a temperature of the town of Bensalem, explaining what has led to the decision to implement such a committee. Then, Pennsbury parents Simon Campbell and Tim Daly return to the podcast. Both join to reveal an injunction granted by a federal judge, which invalidates the Pennsbury school board from utilizing policy 903 to silence public comment. For a long time now on the Dom Giordano Program and Readin' Writin' and Reason, Dom has played clips of contentious debate between Campbell, Daly, and Pennsbury's solicitor, who has repeatedly silenced parents during the open comment portion of school board meetings. Tim Daly takes us into the behind-the-scenes of the school board meetings and conversations he's had with the solicitor, and tells why he decided pursue legal paths to push back against the repeated silencing by the school board. Then, Simon Campbell explains that Policy 903 was written from a template used all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, provided by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, explaining that this legal decision could have effect for other overbearing school boards throughout the State.   Finally, Ramona Bessinger pops in for a quick chat, after making national headlines for speaking out about the ways that themes from Critical Race Theory are being snuck into public curricula, after seeing a radical shift play out as a public school teacher.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

House Of Representatives with 530
Episode 24 (Live @ 18bin 10.31.21)

House Of Representatives with 530

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 56:10


House Of Representatives with 530 / Episode 24530, Grant Thomas Hedrick, as his DJ before him mother calls him, was born and raised in Northern California, The (530)...dj530music@gmail.comSoul State Co-Owner and a staple in the current Las Vegas house and techno scene, he holds residences at Discopussy, Park On Fremont, Commonwealth, Lucky Day, and AREA15.Production by @iamtalonsArtwork by @badbeatPhoto by @ginajoyphotoVoice by @daniellevernayMuch Love! - (530)Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/fivethree0Facebook - www.facebook.com/DJ530/Instagram - www.instagram.com/fivethree0/Twitter - twitter.com/FiveThree0All content is posted for promotional reasons and remains the property of the artists. I do not retain distribution rights.Copyright Statement: This mix is not intended to infringe any copyright laws in any way. This is for the sole purpose of entertainment; no profit is gained from this. It is the copyrighted property of its respective owner(s).

Transition Virginia
Steve Descano: To prosecute or not to prosecute? ...That's discretion

Transition Virginia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 40:04


Steve Descano is the Commonwealth's Attorney for Fairfax County. He comes out swinging in his response to allegations from the incoming Attorney General, Jason Miyares, that he's putting criminals first.But first on the podcast, does Fmr. Delegate David Ramadan (R-Loudoun) regret his decision to endorse Democrat Terry McAuliffe over Republican Gov.-Elect Glenn Youngkin? He's on the podcast to explain his choice and what he thinks Miyares's chances are for passing his marquee legislation.Transcript: www.transitionva.com
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We Hate Politics
Fairfax Commonwealth Attorney Steve Descano talks about AG-elect Miyares wanting to intervene in localities

We Hate Politics

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:43


In this audio interview, Fairfax County's Commonwealth Attorney Steve Descano (D) talks about everything happening in Virginia politics right now along with what is happening in the Republican recall movement against him and the status of that effort.Descano also talked about the recent statements from Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares when he expressed a desire to go into localities and intervene in cases when officials think a local prosecutor is mishandling a case. “My initial response was that it is silly,” Descano said. “It doesn't make any sense. Quite frankly what we have is Jason Miyares wants to cosplay as a prosecutor.” He also talks about what he would like to see from the Democratic Party moving forward. He believes one priority for the party should be to “focus on propelling our vision for the commonwealth, instead of presenting as counter to someone else.”  Descano finished by answering a question about whether or not he is considering running for attorney general in 2025. 

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More
Healthcare Upside/Down: Disrupting Status Quo with Brian Klepper, PhD CEO, Worksite Health Advisors

HealthcareNOW Radio - Insights and Discussion on Healthcare, Healthcare Information Technology and More

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 26:10


S1E2: Disrupting the Status Quo of Healthcare host Dr. Nick talks to Brian Klepper, PhD, CEO of Worksite Health Advisors. Our healthcare system is broken – it is working as it was originally designed but costs have ballooned to levels that are economically unsustainable and the outcomes have slipped. The most recent Commonwealth report, Mirror Mirror 2021: Reflecting Poorly, compares 11 high-income countries healthcare systems and their outcomes with no two systems alike in the way they deliver care. The analysis looked at multiple performance measures across five domains. Despite the US spending far more of its gross domestic product on health care than any of the other countries is ranks last in all categories except one. We, the people, the citizens of this country are not getting the value we want or could get from the healthcare system. Your better pill to swallow is to stop accepting status quo and the expectation that healthcare insurance costs must continue to rise. A thriving healthcare market system is like every other business marketplace where we expect and see costs continue to decline and efficiencies rise. Help is available to assess your individualize company needs, understanding your employees and finding the solutions to fit. Step outside the traditional insurance marketplace. Insist on a reduction in spend that is not linked to a reduction in benefits or cost shifting to your employee's portion of the healthcare insurance spend. To stream our Station live 24/7 visit www.HealthcareNOWRadio.com or ask your Smart Device to “….Play HealthcareNOW Radio”. Find all of our network podcasts on your favorite podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe and like us. Learn more at www.healthcarenowradio.com/listen

The Howie Carr Radio Network
TCI R.I.P. - 11.18.21 - Hour 2

The Howie Carr Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 39:20


Howie talks about the Commonwealth finally calling it quits on Charlie Parker's outrageous TCI tax and trucking crisis caused by Biden's vaccine mandates.

The Dom Giordano Program
Simon Campbell and Tim Daly Reveal Results of Lawsuit Filed Against Pennsbury School Board

The Dom Giordano Program

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 43:20


In the second hour of today's Dom Giordano Program, Pennsbury parents Simon Campbell and Tim Daly join to reveal an injunction granted by a federal judge, which invalidates the Pennsbury school board from utilizing policy 903 to silence public comment. For a long time now on the Dom Giordano Program, Dom has played clips of contentious debate between Campbell, Daly, and Pennsbury's solicitor, who has repeatedly silenced parents during the open comment portion of school board meetings. Tim Daly takes us into the behind-the-scenes of the school board meetings and conversations he's had with the solicitor, and tells why he decided pursue legal paths to push back against the repeated silencing by the school board. Then, Simon Campbell explains that Policy 903 was written from a template used all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, provided by the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, explaining that this legal decision could have effect for other overbearing school boards throughout the State.   After getting off the phone with Campbell and Daly, Giordano receives a call from Joan Cullen, the Vice President of the Pennridge School Board. Giordano was hoping to speak with Cullen, as he looks to her as a school administrator who has taken a very measured approach to dealing with angry parents and gruff about mandates. Cullen reveals what her district is planning to do once on December 4th once the statewide masking order expires. Then, Lou Dobbs, a longtime mainstay on Fox News, joins the Dom Giordano Program to announce that he's back, now with a great new podcast titled The Great America Show, which can be found LouDobbs.com. First, Dobbs reveals the mission statement behind the new podcast, telling that he hopes to feature others who are passionate for our country. Then, Dobbs and Giordano discuss the changing landscape of political rhetoric and why Dobbs felt he still needed to get his voice out there, and discuss individual topics playing out in the political sphere, including strife at school board meetings and whether Trump will throw his hat back into the ring. (Photo by Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jake Of All Trades
Will Work From Home Culture Harm Young Employees?

Jake Of All Trades

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 15:30


On the show we have discussed the growth in work from home but we have neglected to exam the harms this may cause for younger workers. As a new worker in the workforce, there are many unseen benefits to working in an office environment around co-workers. How can new workers navigate this new world and how can companies help them? *“Tax preparation, planning, IRS representation, and business valuation services offered through iFile Tax Planning and Preparation Services are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth.” Have questions about managing your financial lifestyle? Email Jake@youandifinancial.com and Jake Rivas may read your questions on the show! Follow Jake on Twitter and Facebook @jakestwocents Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency. 

Coronacast
Why is Indigenous vaccination so patchy?

Coronacast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 13:01


The head of the umbrella organisation for Australia's Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations says she's nervous about the country's reopening over the next month. CEO of NACCHO Pat Turner says while some Indigenous communities are 100% fully vaccinated, others are far from done. She says part of the problem is state and territory governments wanting to leave it to the Commonwealth, and also certain religious groups bringing in misinformation and myths from the United States. On today's Coronacast, the patchy response to outbreaks in Indigenous communities and what else needs to be done before state borders reopen. GUEST: Pat Turner. CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Making Kids Count
A Look at Data by Race & Recommendations to Advance Equity

Making Kids Count

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 54:27


This week on our Advocate Virtual Forum, we discuss the latest data on child well-being featured in this year's edition of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book. The 2021 book focuses on advancing racial equity across the Commonwealth and features a number of data disaggregated by race. We were also joined by State Representatives Samara Heavrin and Nima Kulkarni for a panel discussion on using this data to drive change. Check out the data book, press release, and detailed data for every Kentucky county at kyyouth.org/kentucky-kids-count. The 2021 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book was made possible with support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and a number of KIDS COUNT sponsors, including Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare, Kosair Charities, and Charter Communications. Thank you to Aetna Better Health of Kentucky for supporting the Making Kids Count podcast. Visit AetnaMedicaidKY.com/choose to learn more about their health care benefits and programs designed with your family's wellbeing in mind.

OverDrive
OverDrive - November 17, 2021 - Hour 1

OverDrive

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 47:21


Hour 1 of a Wednesday on OverDrive with Bryan Hayes, Jeff O'Neill & Jamie McLennan as the guys look back on last night's Canada Soccer victory over Mexico & the Leafs win over Nashville. We discuss the strong play of Jack Campbell, the Staples Center being named Cyrpto.com Arena & the meaning of Crypto. Plus Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun stops by to chat about the scene from Commonwealth as Canada took down Mexico & the homecoming for Alphonso Davies.

No Barriers
How to See with Joe Strechay

No Barriers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 50:44


Joe Strechay is a Producer and Consultant for film, television, theatre, and literary works. He consults on accessibility, disability, and blindness to assure respectful and accessible work environments and portrayals. He has worked on AppleTV+'s SEE, Netflix's The OA, and Marvel's Daredevil. Joe has supervised services for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; managed a web program; instructed in services for individuals who are blind or have low vision; advised states and countries on services, and mentored numerous people with disabilities. He has consulted for the American Printing House for the Blind specific to CareerConnect and their National Transition Conversation. Joe did his graduate work at Florida State University and his undergraduate at East Carolina University. He speaks around the United States about employment, transition, accessibility, and inclusion in entertainment, and his experiences. He and his wife, Jen, live in Pennsylvania.  LINKSJoe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL3qga2wIqrtstBLMXQAwag/videosInstagram - https://www.instagram.com/joestrechay/Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-strechay-67724243/

Townhall Review | Conservative Commentary On Today's News
Winsome Sears Brings Change to the Commonwealth of Virginia: Mike Gallagher with Winsome Sears

Townhall Review | Conservative Commentary On Today's News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 14:36


Mike Gallagher speaks with Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect Winsome Sears talks about what America needs to create the change we want to see. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.