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Bold Dominion
49 - Can states fight political gridlock?

Bold Dominion

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 30:00


Episode Notes Last month, we had what felt like a national election only in Virginia. These were state elections, but the focus was on national concerns. When Bold Dominion launched in 2019, we were struck by how many people closely follow national politics but know very little about how our own state government works. Or the power of state government to impact people's lives. David Toscano has written a book about exactly this: Fighting Political Gridlock: How States Shape Our Nation and Our Lives. He's the former Democratic leader in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 57th District from Charlottesville. This week on Bold Dominion, we talk about the power of state legislatures, how citizens can engage with them, and how states can shape national priorities.

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

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS
137: Delegation series: Why Micromanaging is killing your business

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 23:44


It's easy to get caught up in micromanaging. You want the best for your business… and so often business leaders think success requires that everything be done their way, aka the “right” way, and they get caught up in micromanaging. On this episode of the Run Like Clockwork podcast, Emily + Julie from Team RLC share why and how micromanaging is killing your business, and what you can do instead to step away from the need to control everything. In this episode, you'll discover— The profound similarities between parenting and managing a team How micromanaging is killing your efficiency, morale and profitability What you can do to step away from micromanaging and step towards autonomy   >>Are there tasks you're doing in your business that should actually be done by someone else? Are you ready to stop micromanaging your team? If you're spending more time “in the weeds” of your business than “in the visionary seat”...the answer is likely: YES… and that means it's time to DELEGATE.     Join the Delegate to Accelerate Bootcamp.   This is a 2 weeks of powerful LIVE training, coaching, support + taking action--together. We'll show you how to finally get tasks off your plate FOR GOOD, and we'll be right by your side the entire time. JOIN THE DELEGATE TO ACCELERATE BOOTCAMP

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS
136: Revisited with update: Clockworking in a busy season with Erica Courdae

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 60:15


If you've wanted to get your business operations in order and improve efficiency in your business… and stopped yourself with “I'm just too busy right now” or “I'll do it once this chaotic season blows over”... then this episode is for you!   This week on the Run Like Clockwork podcast, Clockwork superstar and DEI expert, Erica Courdae, shares how to clockwork during your busiest seasons and why being booked + busy is a sign you need to clockwork.    In this episode, you'll discover—   Why “I'm too busy” is exactly why now is the right time to clockwork How knowing your priorities helps you decide what to trash, trim, transfer, and treasure to save time and energy in your current season. Why you shouldn't serve everyone How flexible structures serve your business better long term   Listen to the end when Erica shares an update about what the most impactful part of Clockwork has become an innate way of operating for her and her team over the past year! Make sure to connect with Erica at www.ericacourae.com and her Pause on the Play podcast. >>Are there tasks you're doing in your business that should actually be done by someone else? If you're spending more time “in the weeds” of your business than “in the visionary seat”...the answer is likely: YES…   and that means it's time to DELEGATE.     Join the Delegate to Accelerate Bootcamp.   This is a 2 weeks of powerful LIVE training, coaching, support + taking action--together. We'll show you how to finally get tasks off your plate FOR GOOD, and we'll be right by your side the entire time.   JOIN THE DELEGATE TO ACCELERATE BOOTCAMP

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 30, 2021: Woolley withdraws as City Manager; Scottsville utilizing DORA for holiday event this Saturday

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 16:33


The final day of November is upon us, but will soon give way to December. Eleven named for nine becomes twelve named for ten. Path dependence shows up in mysterious ways. In any case, this is the edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement with a time stamp of November 30. I’m your host, Sean Tubbs.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:Scottsville prepares to use its Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area license for A Holiday HappeningMore on the preparation of Albemarle County’s capital improvement program Charlottesville City Council will again look for an interim city managerThe first bills of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly have been filedIn today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out, Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects. Emergency meetingCharlottesville City Council no longer has an interim city manager on the way. Marc E. Woolley had been expected to begin work tomorrow. Council went into closed session at 12:30 p.m. today for an emergency meeting to discuss a personnel matter. Councilor Heather Hill read the motion.“Pursuant to § 2.2-3712 of the Virginia Code, I hereby move that City Council close this open meeting and convene within a closed meeting as authorized by Virginia Code… for the purpose of discussing of the withdrawal of the appointed city manager and the discussion, consideration, or interviews of perspective candidates for appointment or employment by City Council,” Hill said. Woolley had been expected to fill the vacancy left when former City Manager Chip Boyles resigned in late October. Boyles had been hired in January to replace former City Manager Tarron Richardson, who resigned at the end of September 2020 after about a year and a half. Earlier this month, Richardson sued the city for breach of contract related to a non-disparagement clause in his severance agreement. Richardson had replaced Maurice Jones, whose contract was not renewed in 2018 after nearly eight years in the job. Along the way, two other people have served as interim city manager.After publication of this newsletter, Daily Progress reporter Ginny Bixby reported that Woolley sent a letter to Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker last week.“I am writing to inform you and your fellow Council members that after careful consideration and in consultation with my family, I am withdrawing my application to become the Interim City Manager of the City of Charlottesville,” Woolley wrote. “This was not an easy decision for me and I want to thank the Charlottesville City Council for the opportunity and wish the residents of Charlottesville all the best.”Last week, the Planning Commission held a work session on the capital improvement program for fiscal year 2023. Charlottesville has a AAA bond rating that reflects a well-run and stable city. Commissioner Hosea Mitchell asked if that would continue based on the string of leadership vacancies and he’s answered by Krissy Hammill, a senior budget and management analyst. “Will the high turnover of city level management impact our bond rating?” Mitchell asked.“They do look at management as part of that analysis,” Hammill said. “To date that has not really been at the forefront of a lot of those conversations keeping in mind that the single-most goal of a bond rating is to assess out ability to pay our debt.”The city is currently being managed by Deputy City Managers Ashley Marshall and Sam Sanders. Council next meets on December 6. See also: January 14, 2021: Charlottesville hires Chip Boyles as City ManagerOctober 14, 2021: Boyles resigns as Charlottesville City Manager; Friendship Court agreement reauthorized by EDACouncil selects Marc Woolley as the latest interim City ManagerUnite the Right organizers owe millions in damages; Former City Manager Richardson sues the city over disparagement clauseFirst 2022 bills filedThe General Assembly doesn’t begin for another six weeks, but the first bills have been pre-filed. Two of three bills filed in the House of Delegates are charter requests for two towns to amend their charter to move municipal elections from May to November, and a third would remove the sunset date for a sales exemption on the sale of gold, silver, and platinum bullion. In the Senate, there are five bills so far. One would require the Virginia Employment Commission to establish a family and medical leave program, one would require school principals to report incidents to law enforcement, and another would require absentee ballots to be sorted by precinct. Another would limit the time a Governor’s executive orders could last under an Emergency Declaration, and another would require votes of the Parole Board to be individually recorded under the Freedom of Information act. The General Assembly convenes on January 12. (view pre-filed bills)Scottsville Holiday HappeningEarlier this year, the General Assembly adopted legislation allowing localities to create Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas (DORA) where ABC licenses can be granted in the public realm. That means people can move from establishment to establishment while carrying alcoholic beverages in a designated cup. Several localities across Virginia have passed local ordinances allowing such events. This Saturday, the Town of Scottsville will offer this ability during A Holiday Happening. According to Town Administrator Matt Lawless, this is the third time the DORA has been used. “I was interested to kind of follow the progress of this setting up in state law,” Lawless said. “It originated with a neat mix of communities around the state from far Southwest to Richmond looking at how they could promote tourism and support their Main Street businesses.”Lawless said Scottsville has so far held an event to promote an art opening in September. “We had a Virginia of the Arts grant for installations in vacant storefronts,” Lawless said. “Folks can take out the food and drink and stroll around outside.” A second event held at Halloween for a puppy parade on Valley Street and Main Street. Lawless said these are not tailgate parties, and people can’t bring their own beer. The permit just allows people to consume beverages off premises. “So maybe what you’ve seen in the past on these events is like an outdoor event with a strict perimeter defined like with a snow fence,” Lawless said. “We don’t have to do that anymore. The drinks are labeled where they came from in a disposable container. So if we were checking on what is that and where did you get it, you could point to the licensed restaurant where you got it.”Lawless said sandwich boards suffice to mark the boundaries of the DORA. This Saturday’s event runs from 10 a.m to 8 p.m. with the ABC permit in effect from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m“If you’re ever visited a European Christmas Market, it might be kind of like that where we’ve got have the special farmer’s market with special arts and craft sales, musicians playing on sidelots, and then hot cider and mulled wine for sale at our restaurants that you can take up and down the street,” Lawless said. Lawless said a safety plan is created for each event and reviewed by ABC to make sure there are enough people on staff to help with public safety. In the summer, Charlottesville City Council was briefed on the idea but it was met with a lukewarm response with some Councilors concerned with unequal treatment. This story came about due to a story in the Cardinal by Megan Schnabel that takes a look at how Danville, Roanoke, and the town of Tazewell have used this ability for events. (read the story here)Let’s have a second 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!Albemarle capital planningAlbemarle County’s budget process for Fiscal Year 2023 continues on Friday with another meeting of the Capital Improvement Program Advisory Committee. The group consists of two Supervisors, two School Board members, a Planning Commissioner, and a member of the public who happens to be a former Planning Commissioner.  (view the presentation)“I suspect that each of us have items on the not-included plan that we’d like to see moved up but it is a balance,” said Supervisor Donna Price of the Scottsville District. “We cannot do everything.” Perhaps when you think of capital projects, big items like schools and sidewalks come to mind. The next CIP in Albemarle will likely have an item called Core Systems Modernization which will seek to speed up how the county does business. Andy Bowman is the chief of budget in the Finance and Budget Office. “The technology systems that we use across the county government are disjointed, they’re antiquated, and they don’t allow the community to interact with our government in a way that we expect,’ Bowman said. “Over the next few years, we’re going to be embarking on new financial systems, new human resources systems, and new community development systems related to systems that are connected and enhance our customer and our employee experience.”The job of the CIP Advisory Committee is to help staff develop the five-year program. There’s a target of about $131 million in funding that may be available through FY2027. “For funding in Fiscal Year 2023 to 2027, there is a total of $457 million in projects that was requested,” Bowman said.The budget chief also gave a status report on projects under way. “There is $151 million in projects that are currently appropriated and underway from prior years that extend into Fiscal Year 2023 and beyond.”Those projects include sidewalk installation, the Southern Convenience Center in Keene, and upgrades of the county’s General District and Circuit court in downtown Charlottesville. Future projects that are waiting to be funded include further phases of Biscuit Run Park, future school capacity expansion, and a convenience center in the northern section of Albemarle. Supervisor Bea Lapisto-Kirtley suggested one item she wanted more information on.  “As far a project, I would like to make sure that at Darden-Towe our soccer fields are taken care of, upgraded, and when I say upgraded, regarding natural grass and putting in what needs to be done there to make sure that that’s a good playing field,” Lapisto-Kirtley said. Assistant County Executive Trevor Henry said a previous project had anticipated replacing the natural grass fields with artificial turf and adding lighting. Darden-Towe is jointly owned by Charlottesville and Albemarle.“Eventually that request was discussed in the calendar of 2018 and that was approved and bundled as part of the Parks’ quality of life projects,” Henry said. Henry said $2.5 million was approved for the project, with $2 million of that going for the installation of turf and the rest for the lighting. “That CIP request assumed use of cooperative contracts, meaning existing contracts in the state for both the turf project and the lighting project,” Henry said. “On a December 4 meeting of 2019,  a concern was raised by a Board member about the procurement methodology and several series of questions around the efficacy of turf, environmental concerns.”Henry said staff returned with more information later that winter, but the pandemic put a hold on further consideration of the effort. “The majority of capital projects were paused or deferred,” Henry said. When some of the projects were unpaused, the Darden-Towe project was not one of them. “And it’s back in the queue of all the other unfunded projects that have been requested or formally requested through this process,” Henry said. Since then, the Parks Department request has placed further funding of Biscuit Run as a higher priority. The Parks Department has asked for $8.5 million for the next four years to move into further phases of that future park’s development. After being told by Henry that the natural fields are well-maintained, LaPisto-Kirtley said she would support continuing that practice. School Board Chair Kate Acuff made the pitch for funding to modernize the existing high schools, something that she did not see within the draft CIP presented to the committee. The county in recent years has invested in two high school “centers” rather than a fourth stand-alone facility.“Because a new high school would be $150 million and we were able to craft this plan that including upgrading all of our schools  — Albemarle High School is 70 years old  — as well as the Centers for a fraction of that cost,” Acuff said. “It’s disappointed to me to see that has dropped out.” Acuff also said that over a hundred classrooms are in trailers. She said the county needs at least three more elementary schools.“We’re over capacity at Baker-Butler [Elementary] which is a northern feeder pattern [school] and construction of Brookhill [Elementary] would address that,” Acuff said. There are also overcrowding issues at Mountain View Elementary. A 27,000 square feet addition is underway at Crozet Elementary but Acuff said a third school in the western part of the county will be necessary soon. Of that $131 million, the schools will have access to $77.2 million according to Chief Financial Officer Nelsie Birch. The next meeting of the group will take place on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. 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

Making the Argument with Nick Freitas
Will Republicans Keep Their Promises In Virginia?

Making the Argument with Nick Freitas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 38:38


Now that Republicans have retaken the House of Delegates and the Governor's mansion, the hard work has only just begun. This week marked the deadline for state lawmakers in Virginia to file legislation for the 2022 session. Here's what you can do to ensure Republicans keep their promises in 2022. Support this podcast

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist
*第五季*【EP. 265】#669 經濟學人導讀 feat. 國際時事 feat. 新聞評論【斯里蘭卡2019年連環爆炸案;習近平 feat. 東協;美聯準主席鮑爾再四年;國際刑警組織 (Interpol)】

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 28:50


Delegate Your Way To Success Podcast
EP 104 - Keep Your Employees From Leaving Through Team Building

Delegate Your Way To Success Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 27:30


“Why shouldn't we have fun at work if we can? Why can't we enjoy the people that we're working with?Matt May of Premier Team Building & Interactive Experiences joins me on today's episode of Master Delegator to discuss why you should take the fear out of team building, why team building is not a bad word, what positive team-building experiences entail and when & how to host a productive team-building experience that benefits everyone on a team.How To Get Your Team Into Team BuildingAs a business owner and leader, getting everyone on board with team building can be difficult because of the differences among team members, so Matt, a sought-after speaker, published a guidebook, Take the Fear Out of Team Building, to share his solutions based on surveys, common opinions, and misconceptions of what team building is.What happens there will determine whether an extrovert or introvert will enjoy it or not. Matt believes in the nature of man, which is the desire to win, and therefore he makes fun and collaborative interactions for individuals to express their competitive sides while also allowing them to enjoy their time with the people they work with.Allowing people to have fun through team building can help boost their morale and motivation as team members at work, resulting in a more productive environment.As an expert, Matt also advised hiring experts in team building; those who know what they're doing and with whom you can connect in order to achieve the desired results and figure out what works best for you and your team's comfort level.Positive Impact Of Team Building Look at team building as a very important investment in your business that will make sure that you and your team are happy and working together. People who are happy are pleasant to be around with and when everyone is in a happy disposition, it also increases their productivity.About Matt MayMatt May, Founder and CEO of Premier Team Building & Interactive Experiences. Matt is the author of  Take The Fear Out Of Team Building, which was written for those who wanted to start a teambuilding activity in their company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Theatre Arts and Arts Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Arts.Connect with Matt and Premier Team Building & Interactive Experiences here:Website:https://www.premierteambuilding.com/speaker Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PremierTeamBuilding Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PremierTeamBuilding Twitter: https://twitter.com/premierteambld LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattmayptb https://www.linkedin.com/company/premier-team-building/ Book: https://www.amazon.com/TAKE-FEAR-OUT-TEAM-BUILDING-ebook/dp/B09FBWBY3P/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=take+the+fear+out+of+team+building&qid=1631102429&sr=8-1 

The Vet Tech Cafe's Podcast
Vet Tech Cafe - Nicole Dickerson Episode

The Vet Tech Cafe's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 86:31


Nicole Dickerson has been working in the Bay Area as a registered veterinary technician for the last 11 years. Before then, she worked as a free-lance Equity stage manager for theatres such as Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre, and Teatro Zinzanni. After working with cats and dogs in emergency and specialty hospitals for the majority of her career, Nicole recently transitioned into laboratory animal medicine, and now supervises a veterinary technician team through work with multiple species. She serves on the CVMA's House of Delegates and RVT Committee, has been published in the NAVTA journal, hosts the podcast "Cat Disgusted," and is honored to have traveled to Puerto Rico as a volunteer anesthetist for the Humane Society of the United States' Spayathon for PR. We spent some time chatting with Nicole this week about how theater and veterinary medicine parallel. Wondering how that could possibly be?? Give a listen.  To find out more about Nicole and her various interests check out her links below. Cat Disgusted, a podcast about veterinary technicians and the people and animals who love them. Cat Disgusted On SoundCloud, iTunes, and Podbean! soundcloud.com/catdisgusted ‎Cat Disgusted on Apple Podcasts   Cat Disgusted Podcast | Free Listening on Podbean App Beryl and Nicole Beryl and Nicole YouTube channel: Beryl and Nicole Or just search for our channel under "Beryl and Nicole" This Stellar Madness This Stellar Video:  This Stellar Madness This Stellar Audio:  This Stellar Madness This Stellar Merchness:  ThisStellarMadness's Shop | Featuring custom t-shirts, prints, and more   To learn more about our stuff click the links below:   Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vettechcafe Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vettechcafepodcast Like and Subscribe on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMDTKdfOaqSW0Mv3Uoi33qg  Our website: https://www.vettechcafe.com/ Vet Tech Cafe Merch: https://www.vettechcafe.com/merch If you would like to help us cover our podcast expenses, we'd appreciate any support you give through Patreon. We do this podcast and our YouTube channel content to support the veterinary technicians out there and do not expect anything in return! We thank you for all you do.

FULL COMP: The Voice of the Restaurant Industry Revolution
Episode 158: Delegating The Right Way: Emily Morgan of Delegate Solutions

FULL COMP: The Voice of the Restaurant Industry Revolution

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 31:30


How many hats are you wearing on a daily basis? One? Two? Two hundred? The only way we're going to get better is by getting better at sharing our workload with others. That's where Emily Morgan comes in. Emily is a delegation expert and today she walks us through the mindset and strategies we need to pull this off along with the pitfalls to avoid. TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [3:14] Out of the weeds: WTF do I do with myself now? [4:25] The discipline, art, and science of delegation [6:05] The 5 types of bottlenecks we threaten our businesses with [10:20] Checks and balances: getting realistic about your habits [11:49] Expenses and investments: understanding what you're worth [13:13] Reversing the math [13:55] The 5 Golden Rules of Delegation: best practices to set your goals [15:05] We are special unicorns: discovering what's possible to delegate [17:21] The low-hanging fruit: get rid of the easy stuff first [18:45] How to create the steps and build the systems [20:30] How to avoid delegating a broken machine [22:08] The first 5 things to pull off your plate [23:21] The science of delegation [24:25] Delegating the end result: the value of defining success [25:27] Feedback: how to solicit honesty and communicate productively [27:30] How to avoid setting your hair on fire [28:18] Determining good enough: the 80% rule [29:00] Committing to the boring stuff [29:40] Clearing space for your impact To check out everything Emily referenced on today's show go to https://www.delegatesolutions.com/fullcomp FULL COMP is brought to you by Yelp for Restaurants: In July 2020, a few hundred employees formed Yelp for Restaurants. Our goal is to build tools that help restaurateurs do more with limited time. ________________________________ CLICK HERE to Chat with Josh Free Download: 5 Steps to Achieve a 15% Net ProfitWe have a lot more content coming your way! Be sure to check out the FULL COMP media universe by visiting: FULL COMP Restaurant Marketing School The Playbook Industry Town Halls

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS
135: Delegation series: How to create a culture of autonomy

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 39:07


What do PB + J, Tom + Jerry, Thanksgiving + turkey have in common? They're all epic duos that are close to inseparable. Today we're focusing on another inseparable duo: autonomy + delegation. Can't have one without the other as a business leader developing a team!   In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Adrienne + Danielia share strategies for creating a culture of autonomy, which is foundational for effective delegation.   In this episode, you'll discover— The critical importance of not wearing all the hats How to encourage your team to take risks Why you should expect and embrace failure as part of experimentation The long-term value of investing time, head space, and energy early on delegating (not getting stuck in the deciding or doing loop)   Tired of working 80-hour weeks?  Tired of paying someone to do a job you end up doing anyway?   Then you need to join the Delegate to Accelerate Bootcamp where you'll learn the 13 secret ingredients you need to delegate anything off your plate...without it ever bouncing back! During this 2-week experience on December 3rd-16th, you will learn how to: → Get clear on what you're doing, that should actually be done by someone else. → Learn how to stop turning your team members into task rabbits! → Identify your highest value activities to the business that are actually going to move the needle forward. → Free yourself from the role of micro-manager! → Feel confident in your delegation skills so you can create and hold better boundaries! You can't afford to keep getting these wrong; it is costing you way TOO MUCH!   Claim Your Spot at clockworkbootcamp.com

The Business Growth Pod with Allan Draper
S2Ep49: Entrepreneurs Must Focus on Effective Delegation: Delegate Outcomes, Not Just Tasks

The Business Growth Pod with Allan Draper

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 36:22


In today's episode, Allan is pleased to speak with operations expert Anne Hill. Anne has spent over 15 years in the Physical Therapy field, where she thrived at managing the operations side of the business. Allan and Anne discuss why investing time in people initially, and delegating outcomes are crucial to strengthening your organization. When you have the right team members, it will pay off in the long run. They discuss how investing in your people is the only way to build a successful business.

Food School: Smarter Stronger Leaner.
✅Batch, delete, delegate - new productivity from Tim Ferriss. More time and freedom NOT longer to-do lists done.

Food School: Smarter Stronger Leaner.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 20:42


TUNE IN TO LEARN: As my career, business and to-do lists are growing, working smarter, doing less and better becomes an essential skill! I can't afford doing "dumb" tasks anymore! And who but Tim Ferriss himself, I'd say the father of "smart" productivity, can teach us better - work less, get only meaningful tasks done, create more time and freedom for more life in our days! 80/20, Parkinsosn's law, how I delegate and struggle with batching... SUBMIT YOUR QUESTION HERE - https://form.typeform.com/to/tKPDKseg Produced by Angela Shurina, CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST, COACH Nutrition + Neuroscience + Behavior Change I help you use nutrition as a tool in a simple way to reach your health, fitness, productivity goals! Skills and Habits VS Diets. IG: @1000yearyoung GET MY FREE 10-DAY EMAIL HEALTH COURSE. THE FOUNDATION SERIES. JOIN TEAM LEAN!

Delegate Your Way To Success Podcast
EP 103 - How You Can Have Consistent 10K Months With The Help of Virtual Assistants

Delegate Your Way To Success Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 38:07


“Outsource what you're not passionate about and the afters or the effects of outsourcing what you're not passionate about allows you to have more space to think top-level in your business.”Lynsey Cowan, the founder of Elite VA, joins us on episode 103 of Master Delegator to share how she was able to make £10k a month consistently with the help of virtual assistants. Follow along as she explains how and what outsourcing to virtual assistants can do for your business.How You Can Have Consistent £10K monthsHave a correct mindset Having the right mindset is one of the most important steps you can take to get where you want to be in your professional or personal life.  It's all about maintaining a growth mentality at all times.Get a coach After you've established the proper mindset, the next step you'll most likely need to take is to have a coach to provide you with the support you need. Coaches can help you focus even more on your goals.Focus on what you're passionate about and outsource what you're not passionate about In life, it's important to allow yourself to have ultimate freedom or flexibility; you should only focus on what you are passionate about and outsource the rest. Doing so will save you time and keep you from wasting your energy on things that will not help you grow as a person or your business. Remember, that you need to create space in your life to be able to think clearly.Self-belief  Another important element is to believe in yourself, to feel that you are skilled and worthy of what you have as of now and stay away from the naysayers because there's always a lot out there, but not all of them can do what you can do. Don't focus on what everyone else is doing, believe in your gifts.Outsourcing to Virtual AssistantsMany people are hesitant to outsource because of their budget, and this particular issue prevents business owners from doing so. Lynsey believes that if someone claims they don't have the budget, they will convince themselves that they don't and to avoid thinking about it, "jump into outsourcing before you even have the budget," as Lynsey puts it. What matters is that you stop wasting money on things that don't generate income. And as previously stated, VAs are experts in specific fields, so when you consider what you may potentially outsource to them, you're basically spending less labor cost because they can accomplish the task more efficiently and quickly than you can.VA's Can Do Anything That's Business-FocusedVirtual Assistants can help you with everything from content creation to SOPs, podcasts, newsletters, branding, modules, and blogs, as well as creating an online presence on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, and communicating with your target audiences to build relationships. Virtual Assistants have an almost endless list of things they can do for your business, but it all depends on how well and clearly you delegate to them. They must understand what your brand is, who your target audience is, what your specialty is, and what you're promoting. Another thing to consider is hiring a VA who meets your requirements.About Lynsey CowanLynsey Cowan is a Systems Specialist and tech enthusiast who started Elite VA Limited in November 2015, an online business management and virtual assistant service for heart-centered female entrepreneurs.Connect with Lynsey and her company  Elite VA Limited here:Website:https://eliteva.co.uk/http://lynseycowan.com/ LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliteva/ 

Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online
Skills 360 – Time Management 3: How to Delegate Effectively

Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 6:15


In this management English lesson we look at tips for time management and how to delegate effectively. The post Skills 360 – Time Management 3: How to Delegate Effectively first appeared on Business English Pod :: Learn Business English Online.

Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast

Show Notes With last week's general discussion of the plot of Char's Counterattack out of the way, it's time to start diving deep on specific aspects of the film. This week: environmental justice advocate Colin joins us to discuss the environment, and environmentalism, in Char's Counterattack. Plus in the research Thom explores what it might mean that the Federation is headquartered in Lhasa while Nina looks at how a 1988 audience might have responded to talk of 'nuclear winter'. From the Talkback In preparation for our conversation, Colin had us read "Principles of Environmental Justice" by the Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, and "The Progressive Plantation" by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin. You can find Colin on Twitter at @padgettish and listen to them co-host for Wow! Cool Robot!!'s coverage of Zeta Gundam, or their own much less serious podcast about Medabots at Medawatch. They also recommended the Environmental Justice Network as a resource. Lhasa, Tibet Timeline of major events in Tibetan history from the BBC. Tibetan history via Britannica. Wikipedia pages for the history of Tibet, Lhasa, the 5th Dalai Lama, Tibet under Qing rule, and Mongol invasions of Tibet. General Tibetan history: “Tibetan Nation: A History Of Tibetan Nationalism And Sino-tibetan Relations,” by Warren Smith. Routledge. 1997. Tourist guide to the Potala Palace (which definitely appears in the movie) and the Jokhang Temple (which probably does). By She Jingwei for China Global Television Network, Mar. 26, 2019. Available at https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d514d30496a4e33457a6333566d54/index.html. Recent History: Tibet and China: “Tibet, China and the United States: Reflections on the Tibet Question.” By Melvyn C. Goldstein for The Atlantic Council of the United States. 1995. Available at https://web.archive.org/web/20061106021854/http://cc.purdue.edu/~wtv/tibet/article/art4.html. Topgyal, Tsering. “Identity Insecurity and the Tibetan Resistance Against China.” Pacific Affairs 86, no. 3 (2013): 515–38. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43590713. “The Monastery as a Medium of Tibetan Culture,” Donald S. Lopez, Jr. For Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine. March 1988. Available at https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/monastery-medium-tibetan-culture. “Timeline of Destruction of Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in China,” by Alexander Berzin. 1994. Available at https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/history-culture/buddhism-in-east-asia/timeline-of-destruction-of-tibetan-buddhist-monasteries-in-china “Threat from Tibet? Systemic Repression of Tibetan Buddhism in China,” by Ryan Cimmino for Harvard International Review. Sept. 16, 2018. Available at https://hir.harvard.edu/repression-tibetan-buddhism-china/. “Genocide in Tibet,” by Maura Moynihan for the Washington Post, Jan. 25, 1998. Available at https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1998/01/25/genocide-in-tibet/27c0891c-57f1-4a7c-b873-a1071d93cbfd “'Prosecute them with Awesome Power' - China's Crackdown on Tengdro Monastery and Restrictions on Communications in Tibet.” Human Rights Watch. July 6, 2021. Available at https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/07/06/prosecute-them-awesome-power/chinas-crackdown-tengdro-monastery-and-restrictions International Resolutions and Recognition on Tibet (1959 to 2004), assembled by Lobsang Nyandak Zayul for the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration. Available at https://tibet.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/International-rsolutions-on-Tibet.pdf The Dalai Lama: “Chronology of Events [in the Dalai Lama's life].” From the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Available at https://www.dalailama.com/the-dalai-lama/events-and-awards/chronology-of-events “14th Dalai Lama,” by Britannica. Available at https://www.britannica.com/biography/Dalai-Lama-14th/Life-in-exile “Dalai Lama caught in the middle as India and China reboot ties,” by Sugam Pokharel for CNN. March 30, 2018. Available at https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/30/asia/india-tibet-china-dalai-lama-intl/index.html “Dalai Lama opens exhibit of Tibetan art at Ueno,” by Ray Mahon for Stars and Stripes. Sept. 28, 1967. Available at https://www.stripes.com/news/dalai-lama-opens-exhibit-of-tibetan-art-at-ueno-1.18977. The 1980s Negotiations: Norbu, Dawa. “China's Dialogue With the Dalai Lama 1978-90: Prenegotiation Stage of Dead End?” Pacific Affairs 64, no. 3 (1991): 351–72. https://doi.org/10.2307/2759468. “Tibet 1985: The Last Fact-Finding Delegation - A Personal Account” by Tenzin Phuntsok Atisha.” 2020. Available at https://www.atc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Tibet-1985-EBOOK.pdf. A report about the 1980s negotiations, based on declassified documents created by US officials at the time. “U.S. Officials Hoped Chinese Liberalization Program for Tibet in Early 1980s Would Bring Significant Improvements,” by Robert A. Wampler for National Security Archive. Feb. 28, 2013. Available at https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB414/. Press release: “Sino-Tibetan Contacts to Resume,” by Chhime R. Chhoekyapa from the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, including an annexed timeline of negotiations between the Dalai Lama and Beijing. May 2, 2008. Available at https://www.c3sindia.org/geopolitics-strategy/sino-tibetan-contacts-to-resume/ Additional relevant Wikipedia entries on the "Great Game," the 1959 Tibetan uprising, Tibetan unrest 1987-1989, the Tibet Autonomous Region, Chushi Gangdruk, the Tibetan independence movement, the Convention of Lhasa, and the Seventeen Point Agreement. Japan, Chernobyl, & Nuclear Anxiety Wikipedia pages for the Chernobyl disaster, its effects, and its cultural impact, Page on the Chernobyl accident from the World Nuclear Association. About the "Red Forest." Page on the "Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident." Wikipedia pages for the band The Blue Hearts (ザ・ブルーハーツ), and for "On Your Mark," the Change and Aska song with the Ghibli/Miyazaki AMV (anime music video). Radiophobia. Specific pages on the nuclear-power debate, the anti-nuclear movement (in general and in Japan), and anti-nuclear organizations. Japanese-language page on the anti-nuclear movement. Website for the Citizens Nuclear Information Center (原子力資料情報室) (shortened to CNIC), a Japanese anti-nuclear organization (in Japanese), History and timeline for CNIC (in English). CNIC English-language newsletters, Oct. 1987, Dec.1987, and Jan-Feb 1988. Contemporary articles the Chernobyl disaster: Silk, L. (1986, May 02). Economic scene|: Chernobyl's world impact. New York Times (1923-) Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/economic-scene/docview/110930284/se-2?accountid=35927 Hudson, Richard L., Terence Roth. "Chernobyl: Coping with Consequences --- Lingering Fallout: A Year Later, Mishap at Chernobyl Damps Atom-Power Industry --- Siemens Plant-Building Unit Battles Germany's Greens, Seeks to Reassure Public --- in Britain, Cuddly Reactors." Wall Street Journal Apr 23 1987, Eastern edition ed.: 1. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. STUART D. "BIG AREA STRICKEN: SPREAD OF RADIOACTIVITY WAS FAR GREATER THAN INDICATED BEFORE FALLOUT FROM CHERNOBYL DISASTER AFFECTED LARGER AREA THAN FIRST REPORTED." New York Times (1923-) Aug 22 1986: 2. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. Taylor, Robert E. "Scope of Chernobyl Accident is Unclear to West as Fallout Continues to Spread." Wall Street Journal May 05 1986, Eastern edition ed.: 1. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. "Panel Says Japan should Boost Nuclear Power use." Wall Street Journal Jul 21 1986, Eastern edition ed.: 1. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. WEINSTEIN, BERNARD L. and HAROLD T. GROSS. "Japan is Spending Heavily to Avoid Oil." New York Times (1923-), Mar 27, 1988, pp. 1. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/japan-is-spending-heavily-avoid-oil/docview/110543916/se-2?accountid=35927. ERIK E. "After Accident at the Soviet Station, Nuclear Power is Questioned again." New York Times (1923-), May 02, 1986, pp. 1. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/after-accident-at-soviet-station-nuclear-power-is/docview/110943137/se-2?accountid=35927. Other articles and papers: Zhukova, Ekatherina. “Foreign Aid and Identity after the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: How Belarus Shapes Relations with Germany, Europe, Russia, and Japan.” Cooperation and Conflict, vol. 52, no. 4, Sage Publications, Ltd., 2017, pp. 485–501, https://www.jstor.org/stable/48590276. Okabe, Aki. “Japan Reacts to Chernobyl.” Earth Island Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, Earth Island Institute, 1987, pp. 14–15, http://www.jstor.org/stable/43881866. Great book about film director and screenwriter Honda Ishiro (本多 猪四郎): Ryfle, Steve, et al. Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa. Wesleyan University Press, 2017. English and Japanese Wikipedia pages for the Kurosawa Akira (黒澤 明) film, 生きものの記録 or "I Live in Fear." About the Stanley Kubrick film "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." Not mentioned in the research but when I was editing and got to the part about Nazi scientists, I remember the existence of this satirical song, "Wernher Von Braun" by Thomas Andrew Lehrer (1965). Mobile Suit Breakdown is written, recorded, and produced within Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded homeland of the Lenape, or Delaware, people. Before European settlers forced them to move west, the Lenape lived in New York City, New Jersey, and portions of New York State, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut. Lenapehoking is still the homeland of the Lenape diaspora, which includes communities living in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. You can learn more about Lenapehoking, the Lenape people, and ongoing efforts to honor the relationship between the land and indigenous peoples by visiting the websites of the Delaware Tribe and the Manhattan-based Lenape Center. Listeners in the Americas and Oceania can learn more about the indigenous people of your area at https://native-land.ca/. We would like to thank The Lenape Center for guiding us in creating this living land acknowledgment. You can subscribe to Mobile Suit Breakdown for free! on fine Podcast services everywhere and on YouTube, visit our website GundamPodcast.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or email your questions, comments, and complaints to gundampodcast@gmail.com. Mobile Suit Breakdown wouldn't exist without the support of our fans and Patrons! You can join our Patreon to support the podcast and enjoy bonus episodes, extra out-takes, behind-the-scenes photos and video, MSB gear, and much more! The intro music is WASP by Misha Dioxin, and the outro is Long Way Home by Spinning Ratio, both licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licenses. All music used in the podcast has been edited to fit the text. Mobile Suit Breakdown provides critical commentary and is protected by the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Gundam content is copyright and/or trademark of Sunrise Inc., Bandai, Sotsu Agency, or its original creator. Mobile Suit Breakdown is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu, or any of their subsidiaries, employees, or associates and makes no claim to own Gundam or any of the copyrights or trademarks related to it. Copyrighted content used in Mobile Suit Breakdown is used in accordance with the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Any queries should be directed to gundampodcast@gmail.com

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
CLIMATE ONE: Taking Stock of COP26

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 68:04


In 2015, delegates from 196 nations entered into the legally binding treaty on climate change known as the Paris Agreement, which set a goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2 and preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.” Yet in August of this year, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new assessment report that starkly illustrated the world's collective failure to meet that target. Delegates from across the globe have just met in Glasgow for the international climate summit known as COP26, with the hope of strengthening commitments to keep emissions targets at that 1.5 degree level.  After two weeks of negotiations, presentations and protests in Glasgow, COP26 is a wrap. This week we discuss what was achieved - and what wasn't - at the summit.  For transcripts and other information, visit: https://www.climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts  Guests: Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan climate activist Jiang Lin, Adjunct Professor, University of California Berkeley Albert Cheung, Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Climate One
Taking Stock of COP26

Climate One

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 68:04


In 2015, delegates from 196 nations entered into the legally binding treaty on climate change known as the Paris Agreement, which set a goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2 and preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.” Yet in August of this year, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new assessment report that starkly illustrated the world's collective failure to meet that target. Delegates from across the globe have just met in Glasgow for the international climate summit known as COP26, with the hope of strengthening commitments to keep emissions targets at that 1.5 degree level.  After two weeks of negotiations, presentations and protests in Glasgow, COP26 is a wrap. This week we discuss what was achieved - and what wasn't - at the summit.  For transcripts and other information, visit: https://www.climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts  Guests: Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan climate activist Jiang Lin, Adjunct Professor, University of California Berkeley Albert Cheung, Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast
CLIMATE ONE: Taking Stock of COP26

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 68:04


In 2015, delegates from 196 nations entered into the legally binding treaty on climate change known as the Paris Agreement, which set a goal of limiting global warming to “well below 2 and preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels.” Yet in August of this year, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a new assessment report that starkly illustrated the world's collective failure to meet that target. Delegates from across the globe have just met in Glasgow for the international climate summit known as COP26, with the hope of strengthening commitments to keep emissions targets at that 1.5 degree level.  After two weeks of negotiations, presentations and protests in Glasgow, COP26 is a wrap. This week we discuss what was achieved - and what wasn't - at the summit.  For transcripts and other information, visit: https://www.climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts  Guests: Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan climate activist Jiang Lin, Adjunct Professor, University of California Berkeley Albert Cheung, Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper
Less Stress and More Joy This Thanksgiving with Chef Char Nolan

The Balanced MomCast with Sandy Cooper

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 35:35


We are one week away from what is arguably the biggest cooking day of the year: Thanksgiving. And I have a treat for you. I've invited my friend Char Nolan to join me today. Char is a wife and a mom, but she is also a professional chef. And she's here to bestow upon us her decades of wisdom, both personally and professionally, in the kitchen and out. If you want less stress and more joy this holiday season, you'll love this episode with my friend Char Nolan. Tips for a Less Stressful Thanksgiving (aka, the family will feel the tension we emit) Ask yourself, how can we make this easier? Delegate side dishes to guests Buy store-bought sides and plate them/garnish them beautifully Assign tasks to kids Shop off-peak time Use grocery pick up Make whatever you can in advance Ask the family what they actually want and only cook that Tips for cooking any time and for life in general: Batch cook: cook for a whole Sunday and eat all week Save money and the environment by only buying whole produce and cut up at home Put that phone down Be as good as you can be to yourself Learn to say no so you don't overcommit LINKS: My 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for the Home Chef Connect with Char Nolan on Instagram @char_nolan Order Holiday Meals from Whole Foods Market Misfit Organics Rouxbe Culinary School Create Your Holiday To-Don't List Printable Worksheets Listen to EP128 for the explanation of the Holiday To-Don't List Need a Christmas gift for that woman in your life? How 'bout these? Finding Your Balance is available on Amazon for $14.99 Is the Voice in My Head God or Just Me? is available on Amazon for $19.99 To hear other holiday episodes from 2019: EP28 "How to Spend Less at Christmas" EP29 "Setting Boundaries Around Your Time and Relationships." To learn more about me, visit my About Me page Receive email updates from me! My blog: thescooponbalance.com Follow me on Pinterest I am no longer active on social media.

AMA COVID-19 Update
Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, discusses uptick in COVID cases and flu outbreaks

AMA COVID-19 Update

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 13:15


AMA CXO Todd Unger reviews COVID-19 vaccine numbers and trending topics related to the pandemic over the past week with AMA Director of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia. Also covering the latest on COVID-19 treatment pills, expanding eligibility for booster shots, what the uptick in cases in Europe could forecast for the U.S., as well as flu outbreaks and press releases from the November 2021 Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates.

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS
134: Revisited with update: Clockworking a non-profit with Steve Lucin

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 43:07


Non-profits operate just like businesses, except with much smaller operating budgets and they need operations support.  If you run (or support) a non-profit business, it's even more vital to Clockwork the business to efficiently utilize the limited resources to maximize impact.   This week on the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Clockwork superstar, Steve Lucin, shares about his experience Clockworking his non-profit. Steve Lucin is a creative entrepreneur at SteveLucin.com and stakeholder of several businesses, including the non-profit, Support Creativity. Plus, stay tuned until the end for a special update from Steve on huge changes that have happened in his business + life since this interview aired in 2020!   In this episode, you'll discover— How to be creative with resources when running a non-profit organization Balancing + prioritizing multiple businesses along with a non-profit March 2020: the beginning and ending of so much in business + life How to leverage a love/hate relationship with time-tracking   Steve shares so much valuable experience and perspective on what it's like to Clockwork a non-profit as well as support non-profits through other business services. What a great example of generosity! >>If you have tried to delegate before and failed; we totally understand. There are a lot of pitfalls that can arise when delegating. Luckily, team RLC has a fail-proof system to ensure your success!   We've developed simple systems that position your team to be 5 steps ahead of you, without the need to be micromanaged.    And we're sharing it all in our Delegate to Accelerate Bootcamp.   This is a 2 weeks of powerful LIVE training, coaching, support + taking action--together. We'll show you how to finally get tasks off your plate FOR GOOD, and we'll be right by your side the entire time.   JOIN THE DELEGATE TO ACCELERATE BOOTCAMP

The Perfect RIA
Tips from the Trenches - To Delegate or Not To Delegate

The Perfect RIA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 9:16


How to balance delegating tasks with doing the work that YOU need to be doing. https://bit.ly/3C3WJ8W 

Mike Gallagher Podcast
FULL INTERVIEW - Winsome Sears, Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect

Mike Gallagher Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 14:06


Winsome Sears is the Virginia Lieutenant Governor-elect. Sears served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 to 2004. She served in the United States Marines. Winsome Sears joins Mike to discuss her journey getting to where she is now, how the media utilizes race to push agendas, & how we can create the change that America so badly needs. Winsome lays out her platform & the plans that she and Gov. elect Youngkin have for Virginia. Her victory has inspired millions of Americans to keep fighting to create the change we truly need in America! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Productivity Tip of the Day
102 | Delegate Procedures to a Virtual Assistant

Productivity Tip of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 2:35


We are wrapping up our series of tips on how to Write Click by Click Procedures. If you feel that writing procedures are exhausting, you don't have to do this step. You can delegate this to a Virtual Assistant. You don't even need to have the procedures written beforehand. You can record a loom video of your procedure and have the Virtual Assistant go through the video and document the steps. Once they've documented the procedure, you can delegate it to them as they will already know what to do. This is a great way to start outsourcing, to start delegating, and take the work off of your plate. Ready, Set, Done ✅ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/productivitytip/message

VPM Daily Newscast
11/16/21 - State board certifies results in 2021 elections

VPM Daily Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 6:44


The State Board of Elections finished certifying Virginia's 2021 results yesterday; Democrats and Republicans in Virginia's House of Delegates elected their caucus leaders over the weekend; In Prince George County, R.W. Vargo won the race for sheriff by six votes; and other local news stories.

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 15, 2021: A look at 'missing middle housing' and remediation work at Acme Visible Records in Crozet

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 12:53


WTJU is hosting Classical Listening Parties, a series of four free, casual events on Tuesdays in November. These four events are led by Chelsea Holt, pianist, teacher, and one of WTJU’s newest and youngest classical announcers. She’ll guide you through all the eras of classical music and tomorrow night at 7 p.m.: Classical. For a list of the others, visit wtju.net to learn more and sign up! On today’s show:The Village of Rivanna CAC gets an update on what middle missing housing is A recap of what’s been dropped off at solid waste centers operated by one of the Rivanna authorities Work takes places this work to help remediate an industrial waste site in CrozetLet’s begin the week with a status report on the pandemic. The Virginia Department of Health reports a seven-day average of 1,305 cases a day with 871 reported this morning. The percent positivity is at 5.4 percent, slightly up from 5.3 on Friday. There are 32 new cases in the Blue Ridge Health District and the percent positivity is at 4.7 percent. There have been five new deaths reported in the District since Friday.Belmont Bridge updateThe first major traffic shift of the Belmont Bridge is underway. All vehicular traffic will be routed to the southbound portion of the bridge, according to a project update sent out by the city of Charlottesville. New temporary traffic signals have been installed to control the new alignment. Construction got underway this year after many years of planning. To learn more, visit the city’s website.General Assembly 2022The two major parties have nominated their leaders for the next session of the House of Delegates. Republicans have nominated Delegate Todd Gilbert (R-15) as Speaker of the House and Delegate Terry Kilgore (R-1) as House Majority Leader. Republicans picked up five seats in the November 2 election to have a 52 to 48 edge when the General Assembly convenes on January 12. (press release)Current Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn (D-41) has been nominated as House Minority Leader. Delegate Charniele Herring (D-46) will serve as Chair of the Democratic Caucus. (press release)Remediating AcmeCrews are working in Crozet this month at the site of the former Acme Visible Records. The company built storage and retrieval equipment for documents from 1954 until approximately 2001. During that time, they directed wastewater into a lagoon that contained multiple pollutants. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a permit in September 2020 to the Wilson Jones Company to mitigate the harm based on a 2019 status report from the Virginia Department of Environmental quality. All of the buildings have been removed. (permit) (basis)Representatives of the company performing the mitigation sent an update the Crozet Community Association announcing that groundwater samples will be taken between November 10 and November 19. There are also plans this week to dig two wells to inject new chemicals into hazardous areas. “The wells will be installed to facilitate the completion of a pilot study for the injection of chemical oxidants which will treat the chlorinated solvent impacts in groundwater at the facility,” reads the report from a public relations company working with the Wilson Jones Company. As part of the permit, the land can never be used for residential purposes, schools, playgrounds, or daycare. Solid waste drop-off reportThe Rivanna Solid Waste Authority’s Board of Directors meets for the final time of 2021 tomorrow. The packet contains data about activity at the Ivy Materials Utilization Center and McIntire Recycling Center, both of which process all manner of recycling and solid waste. As of late September, 42 containers of paint cans have been shipped out of the facility. “Each container holds about 4,200 one-gallon paint cans,” reads an operations report. “Therefore, we have shipped about 176,400 paint cans since the program began in August 2016.”Leftover latex paint is re-processed back into commercial paint and oil-based paints are converted into fuel. Both September and October were busy months for the compostable food waste collection at the McIntire center, with over 8 tons being dropped off in each month. Commercial customers pay $178 a ton for disposal and residents are not charged. Over six hundred people participated in a Household Hazardous Waste Day held over two days in late September. Albemarle residents dropped off 22,640 pounds of furniture and mattresses on October 2, and Charlottesville residents disposed of 3,380 pounds. On October 9 the Ivy MUC accepted appliances and Albemarle residents parted with 6,800 pounds and 160 freon units. Charlottesville residents dropped off 1,400 pounds and 30 freon units. On October 16, unwanted tires had their turn and nearly 49 tons were processed for recycling. The RSWA continues to work through a permit modification with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to up the tonnage allowed at the Ivy MUC from 300 tons a day to 450 tons a day. You’re listening to Charlottesville Community Engagement. Interested in learning more about the Ancestral Monacan Homelands in Albemarle and Charlottesville along the Seminole Trail on which our 21st century communities have been built Interested in learning how to document the history, present, and future? Tomorrow the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society will hold a two-part event  in-person at Northside Library beginning at 5 p.m. First, UVA Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey Hantman will discuss his work, which includes which includes archaeology and history of the Monacan people, now with a new emphasis on how the Monacans were targeted by the eugenics movement. That will be followed at 6 p.m. with a workshop on cvillepedia, a collaborative encyclopedia. There will be a tutorial and I’ll be on hand to demonstrate how I use the site to keep the community informed. Professor Hantman’s talk will also be available through Zoom. Visit jmrl.org to learn more and to register for both programs. Missing MiddleFinally today, on Thursday, the 5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee will discuss an 85-unit rezoning that developers say will provide “missing middle housing” in the form of triplexes, duplexes, and multifamily units. But what is missing middle? Tori Kanellopoulos is a senior planner with the county. “Missing middle housing is housing that is between single-family detached housing and larger apartments and is intended to be compatible and scale and form with existing single-family attached,” Kanellopoulos said. Kannellopoulos said these units tend be smaller and are more affordable because the cost of land is spread across multiple units. “This is a concept that has gained a lot of attention recently though many of these housing types have existed for decades or longer and actually used to be permitted through many localities,” Kannellopoulos said. “Now localities are relegalizing these units by updating their zoning ordinances.” In July, Albemarle Supervisors adopted the Housing Albemarle plan, which seeks to encourage the development of more units with the hope that greater inventory will help with affordability. Renters and morgage-holders who pay more than 30 percent of their income on housing costs are considered distressed. That’s in part because Albemarle is an affluent community with a high median income. “Median home values in the county are about $138,000 higher than the U.S. median and about $83,000 higher than the Virginia median,” Kannellopoulos said. “Forty-two percent of renter households and 18 percent of homeowner households in the county are cost-burdened, meaning they are paying more than 30 percent of their gross income toward housing.”The situation is perhaps worse when other factors are taken into consideration such as the cost of transportation, child care, health, and food. To encourage creation of more of these housing types, planners created the Middle Density Residential land use category and debuted this in the Crozet master plan, over the opposition of some on the Crozet Community Advisory Committee. “The category recommends a density of 6-12 units per acre with up to 18 units per acre by meeting middle density housing types or affordability criteria beyond baseline housing requirements,” Kannellopoulos said. Most members of the Village of Rivanna Community Advisory Committee were opposed to the rezoning of Breezy Hill for 80 units on about 76 acres due to it being technically above one unit per acre. VORCAC Chair Dennis Odinov expressed skepticism that allowing more density would translate to more affordable prices. “These things have good intentions but in reality a lot of times they just over a period of time they just don’t work,” Odinov said. “That’s my concern. I’m no oracle and I may be wrong but that’s my experience and what I’ve seen. I’ve lived a lot of different places.” Odinov wanted to hear more about why many in Crozet were opposed to the concept. Details about how this might be implemented can be seen in the appendix of the Crozet Master Plan. Take a look beginning on page 72 of the .PDFSpecial 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

Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits
The One Thing You Cannot Delegate As The Leader: VisionCasting

Minor Touches To Major Impact For Nonprofits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 16:54


Being a visionary is something that you, as a leader, cannot delegate to others. This great power requires significant risk. Seeing the future is not easy. But when, as leaders, we refuse to risk and articulate a preferred future, we begin to live with a warped perspective of the world. When we deny our visionary abilities, we live embracing "can't" more than "can,"  "impossible" more than "possible""no" more than "yes"Connect with David:INSTAGRAMLinkedInEMAIL: DAVID@WSDEVELOP.COM

Delegate Your Way To Success Podcast
Ep 102 - How To Delegate To Your Graphic Design Virtual Assistant

Delegate Your Way To Success Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 10:08


What Your Graphics Design VA Needs To Know?The first step is sharing your brand identity to your graphics design VA so they are aware of the look, feel, and visual identity of your brand. Once you do that, you can proceed with assigning types of graphics you can assign to your VA.Product DesignIf you need a product designed, a skilled graphic design virtual assistant should be able to convey it through a prototype. Simply ensure that your graphics VA researches thoroughly to avoid concerns like copyright issues with other products in the same identity.Branding DesignIn general, your marketing strategy should represent how you want your target market to perceive you because branding shapes a consumer's perception therefore, your portrayal of your brand should always be on top of your target audience's mind. Website GraphicsGiven that graphics design VAs are experts in their field,  they have a better understanding of user experience (UX) design when it comes to building a website. The design should match the type of branding your business has, so make sure that you take your brand book to heart.Social Media GraphicsYour graphics VA must be capable of producing eye-catching visuals that will entice your target audience. Compelling copy and captions should be supported by strong graphics because they are part of your branding. Tips On Working With Your Graphic Design VASet Clear Communication And ExpectationsPractice proper communications with the team your VA then,  choose a communication tool or platform that you both utilize and make sure that groups are properly set up so that everyone involved is always in touch. Create a standard operating procedure (SOP)  so you can simply delegate work to someone else if your graphics VA is unwell.Set A Clear Time When Your Graphic Design Virtual Assistant Can WorkEnsure that this is followed from Day 1 depending on the agreed-upon set hours. Also, make it clear that they must be present and on time if they are required to attend meetings.Discuss Plan BIf there are any power or internet outages while they are working on the project, make it clear that they must share these details with you in order for you to provide them with support.Share Your Company CultureTeach your VA, your company's culture so that they can work well with the team assigned to them, it's important that your graphic design VA understands the values of the people with whom they will be working.Use A Task Management ToolYou must ensure that everyone in your project is aware of the project's status.  Using atask management tool can help you with that. Personally, I believe   Teamwork is the best tool where you can also easily manage and track your team members' tasks progress and time spent on each task, as well as giving your clients visibility into the projects. They also provide a free plan for 5 people. You can check them out by clicking my referral link:https://www.teamwork.com/partner/e65djxskp8

Six O'Clock News
13/11/2021 Delegates at the UN climate conference remain locked in last-minute efforts to agree a deal on global warming.

Six O'Clock News

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 15:28


Delegates at the UN climate conference remain locked in last-minute efforts to agree a deal on global warming.

BootstrapMD - Physician Entrepreneurs Podcast
143: Five Crucial Steps to Systematize, Optimize, and Profit(ize) Your Business

BootstrapMD - Physician Entrepreneurs Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 23:50


Are you treating your side gig as a business as a hobby?  If you're responsible for almost every task in your business, or if your business would completely fall apart without you, then you really are treating it like a hobby.  But there is a solution!  Delegate or automate.  When business buyers look to invest or purchase your business outright, one of the most important things to have are SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).  On this episode, you will learn 5 easy to follow steps to start optimizing your business, and giving you more time freedom. LINKS MENTIONED: Hire content article writers IWriter.com  SOP Templates Site Trainual.com Jarvis - Artificial Intelligence Content Creator https://bootstrapmd.com/go/jarvis/   ===== PhysicianCoaches.com The #1 Doctor Directory for Physician Coaches, Consultants, and Mentors https://www.PhysicianCoaches.com ————— Now an Amazon Best Seller!  The Positioned Physician:  Earn More, Work Smart, and Love Medicine Again, 2nd Edition: Updated with over 50 pages of new content including  new chapters on goal setting, mindset, and sales strategies for a successful online business! https://www.amazon.com/Positioned-Physician-Updated-Smart-Medicine/dp/B08QFBMWCY FREE Masterclass: How to Become a High Paid, In Demand Physician Coach or Consultant  https://www.positionedphysician.com/f/highly-paid-masterclass

MPTA Waves
23: House of Delegates and Humanities [Kyle Covington]

MPTA Waves

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 27:00


The APTA House of Delegates is a crucial governing body for our profession, yet we may know very little about how it works. Dr. Kyle Covington, associate professor at Duke University and vice-speaker of APTA’s House of Delegates, tells us how it works, how it helps the profession, and even how his students get into […]

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services
445: How To Get Your Life Back In A Seven-Day-A-Week Construction Business

Contractor Success Map with Randal DeHart | Contractor Bookkeeping And Accounting Services

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 7:25


This Podcast Is Episode Number 445, And It's About How To Get Your Life Back In A Seven-Day-A-Week Construction Business Construction business owners already have a time-consuming and challenging job running their business. If their business is open five days a week, they usually need the weekend to catch up on paperwork, pay bills and manage any tasks they didn't get to during the week.    For those with a seven-day-a-week business, there's even less time off. They often feel the need to be onsite whenever the company is open to deal with unanticipated issues, help the staff out, and ensure all tasks are completed.    Being onsite seven days a week isn't healthy or productive, however. It can cause burnout and result in errors being made. It affects the construction owner's personal life and quality of life, not to mention their overall well-being.    Here are three tips for getting your life back when you operate a seven-day-a-week business.  1. Hire a trusted manager The next best thing to having you onsite all the time is to have a manager with authority similar to yours who can be onsite when you aren't. Invest money in hiring a manager to deal with operations so you can take days off. Train that person to deal with any issues you anticipate and make sure they know and understand the business inside and out. Give them the authority to make decisions in your absence. It might take a little time to build up trust with that manager, but they will be invaluable to you when you have them.   2. Delegate tasks you don't need to do As a small business owner, you have regular duties that need to be done but could be better done by an expert. Doing them yourself takes up a ton of your time and forces you to be on the job site more. Look at your tasks and determine which ones are eating up your valuable time. Could you hire a bookkeeper? An accountant?  Virtual assistants can now be hired to deal with invoicing, collecting payments, and making phone calls on your behalf. That frees you up to deal with other tasks at your job site, which means you may get your other duties done and find you have free time.  These outside service providers cost money, but they are worth the expense when you consider the time and energy you'll save by not taking on those tedious tasks. Especially when you factor in the extra personal time, you'll have. 3. Start slowly The worst thing you can do is wait until you feel you're about to have a nervous breakdown before you think about taking days off. That increases the chances that you'll need a day off at precisely the wrong time—during the busy season or when there's a work-related crisis emerging.  To get yourself comfortable with taking days off and get staff used to you being away: Start slowly. Maybe take an afternoon off during the weekday; that's typically the slowest. When you're comfortable with that, start taking an entire day off here and there. After a while, you'll be fine taking two days off, even during busier periods. You may not always have a five-day-a-week job, but at least you'll be okay taking days off for yourself.  Final thoughts As contractors, you wear too many hats that you end up wearing yourself out from the weight of it all or from the time it takes for you to wear all of it. You don't have enough energy nor time. It would be best if you had time away from your business to maintain your sanity and stop yourself from burning out. Having trusted staff and expert service providers in place will help you take a break from your worksite and get yourself some personal time.  About The Author: Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood, Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. Call 1-800-361-1770 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com  

VPR News Podcast
At U.N. climate summit, activists, Indigenous delegates call on wealthy West to do more

VPR News Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 7:02


The 26th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference known as COP26 wraps up in Glasgow, Scotland this week. The event provides an international stage for global leaders to explain how they intend to fight climate change, but environmental activists say not nearly enough is being done to avert a climate catastrophe.

Transition Virginia
Quentin Kidd: Which seven unlucky Democrats lost reelection?

Transition Virginia

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 30:22


Virginia Democrats lost seven seats in the House of Delegates and Republicans gained control of the Chamber. Where did Democrats lose and what were some contributing factors? We analyze the election results with Dr. Quentin Kidd, a Professor of Political Science at Christopher Newport University. Support independent media on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transitionva
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Climate Cast
Indigenous COP26 delegates skeptical of carbon markets

Climate Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 4:41


Indigenous people from around the world are sharing their knowledge and advocating for their communities at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow.

KQED’s Forum
Youth Climate Activists Share Their Views on COP26

KQED’s Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 36:30


It's the youngest generation that will feel the most severe effects of climate change, and youth activists are raising alarms both at home and at the COP26 climate summit, which ends this week. Delegates released a draft agreement Wednesday acknowledging the need to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, but the pact is short on concrete commitments. That's raising concerns among youth activists, who are widely skeptical that world leaders are committed to cutting carbon emissions aggressively enough. We'll talk with some California youth involved in climate organizing and education to get their thoughts about the summit and what comes after.

Living Planet | Deutsche Welle
COP26: The heart of the matter

Living Planet | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 29:59


Delegates are running out of time to agree on how to keep global temperatures in check at the UN climate conference in Glasgow. Young people especially are piling on the pressure for action. We hear from DW reporters covering the event and get their impressions. And in Senegal, emissions reductions come too late for the survival of one coastal community already dealing with rising sea levels.

Bankless
The ENS DAO and $ENS Airdrop | Brantly Millegan & Nick Johnson

Bankless

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 77:28


The Ethereum Name Service (ENS) announced its intentions to further decentralize with the $ENS token last week. Yesterday, they finally released it to the public. Anyone that held an ENS domain by November 1st is eligible for this airdrop. Congratulations to all those on the web3 frontier—you've been rewarded again! ------

The Boom Real Estate Podcast
 Episode 222 (Season 6, Episode 3) - Tech and Tools

The Boom Real Estate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 28:53


 Episode 222 (Season 6, Episode 3) Tech and Tools The Team gets all “techie” in this episode of the Boom Real Estate Podcast! Sit back and relax in your ergonomic office chair as Terry, Producer Christian, Megan, and Todd fill your ears with all the tech and tools that you'll need, (outside of that office chair), to build and maintain a successful real estate career! From things above you to things in front of you. All the way to things below you. The Boom Team uses their combined years of experience to help you skip ahead to find the right things to have around you. So enjoy the show! (As soon as you're done enjoying the show that you're currently watching on Peacock!)   SHOW NOTES Is Mrs. Doubtfire Scottish or Irish [2:23] Megan believes that the Season 6 jingle sounds like Jumanji [4:37] Producer Christian keeps skipping the production meetings [6:51] Is White Bean Chili really chili? [7:23] Wendy Forsythe makes a great White Chili [9:02] Todd introduces today's content [11:25] Most important tool for your real estate business:  a facsimile machine! [12:20] Tip #1:  The Cloud [12:51] Everybody and nobody knows what “the cloud” is [14:10] Todd's “Dad Joke and Death” segment [16:19] Atomic wedgies are no laughing matter [17:48] Tip #2:  The CRM [19:00] The Boom Bunker was mistakenly buried and led directly to Boom CRM's failure [21:31] Tip #3:  Invest in the Essentials [22:30] You're allowed to max out your credit card on a phone, computer, or car [24:29] Delegate, delegate, delegate! [25:25] Christian's Tech Tip [26:49]   SHOW LINKS IMDb Link for Mrs. Doubtfire:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107614/ IMDb Link for Jumanji:  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2283362/ What defines chili:  https://www.mvtimes.com/2012/01/25/what-chili-exactly-big-contest-competitors-elaborate-9243/ Wendy Forsythe:  https://wendyforsythe.com/ Boom Real Estate Podcast, Episode 215:  LinkedIn Marketing: https://boomrealestatepodcast.com/episode-215-season-5-episode-8-linkedin-marketing/   BOOM LINKS Email: info@boomrealestatepodcast.com Web: www.boomrealestatepodcast.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/boomrealestatepodcast Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt1P-rEDZ1h2UYT20EN4mYQ 30-Day Jumpstart: www.Boom30.com Coronavirus Playbook:  www.BoomPlaybook.com  

The Digital Agency Show | Helping Agency Owners Transform Their Business Mindset to Increase Prices, Work Less, and Grow Prof

For the past two decades, Charlene Li has been helping people see the future. She's an expert on digital transformation, leadership, customer experience, and the future of work. She's the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership, and co-author of the critically acclaimed book, Groundswell. Her latest book is the bestseller The Disruption Mindset. She is the Founder and Senior Fellow at Altimeter, a disruptive analyst firm acquired in 2015 by Prophet. Named one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company, Charlene is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and lives in San Francisco.

SkyWatchTV Podcast
Five in Ten 11/9/21: Why Did Stage at Deadly Concert Look Like a Hellmouth?

SkyWatchTV Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 22:00


Eight people were killed and hundreds injured at rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston last Friday. His stage looked like a portal to the netherworld at the base of a mountain, an image that evokes Mount Hermon and the Grotto of Pan. YouTube canceled SkyWatchTV! Please follow us on Rumble: www.rumble.com/skywatchtv 5) Delegates at COP26 climate summit served a carbon-rich menu; 4) China builds mockups of US Navy warships for target practice; 3) Biden's vaccine mandate paused by Fifth Circuit Court; 2) Travis Scott's Astroworld turns deadly; 1) Russian boy claims he's a Martian here to warn us against nuclear holocaust.

Brofessional Development Podcast
Jack Of All Trades, Master of None

Brofessional Development Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 41:34


Jack Of All Trades, Master of None In today's episode, Brofessional Development podcast hosts share their thoughts on the topic, Jack of all trades, master of none. What are the advantages and disadvantages of being a Jack of all trades? And when do masters of none have an upper hand to a Jack of all trades?    In This Episode: [02:04] What's going on [06:16] Zillow's home flipping disaster [09:50] Rental Arbitrage [13:18] Leveraging debt [15:32] Quotes about today's topic [19:06] Why it's good to be Jack of all trades [21:10] Disadvantages of being Jack of all trades [27:08] Circumstances to becoming the jack of all trades or master of one [30:30] Adapt or lose your jobs to robots [32:29] Jack of all trades the better player [37:03] Creating multiple streams of income   Notable Quotes If you leverage debt correctly, you can make a fucking shit of money. A jack of all trades is a master of none. But oftentimes better than a master of one. I'm not a Jack of all trades. I'm a master of many. I don't feel there's anything I can't do if I want to. If you wanna do something, go and do it. Do it well. Put some focus into it. When you're developing your business though, you do have to be a master of all trades because you don't have the capital or are able to employ a specialist. If you become competent, you create new neuropathways. New ways your brain connects things it wasn't able to connect before. If you don't have a job right now, it's literally because you don't want to work. If you're going to dedicate time to something, when you're there, be 100% present. Resources Tim Ferriss and The 4-Hour Workweek (fourhourworkweek.com) Harvard Business Publishing Education

Your Simply Big Life
How to Delegate Like a Boss with Whitnee Hawthorne

Your Simply Big Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 45:44


This episode has been a long time coming! Delegation is SO stinking important and also it can be incredibly challenging to actually implement.  Whitnee Hawthorne is here to help us break down and simplify delegation so that we can be freed up to experience more productivity and combat overwhelm in every area of our life.  She is a Professional speaker... author... certified coach... Podcast host…Fortune 500 executive... productivity expert... successful entrepreneur... self-care guru... passionate mom and wife... Whitnee Hawthorne is a woman with many hats.  I can't wait for you to meet Whitnee and listen in to this awesome conversation!  Connect with Whitnee Free Gift  thesavvyworkingmom.com/podcast   @thesavvyworkingmom Connect with Sarah  www.yoursimplybiglife.com Order The Peace and Productivity Planner   @your_simplybiglife    

Relentless Growth
EP 73: Learn to Delegate Better with Lindsey Mango

Relentless Growth

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 38:24


If you're having trouble ceding control and delegating tasks, you are not alone. In Chris' recent group, consisting primarily of CEOs and busy entrepreneurs, 85 percent of them expressed struggling with delegation, citing it as their number one concern that they needed coaching on. Today's guest, Lindsey Mango, has dealt with this challenge extensively, not only in her own life but also as a high-level coach. There are plenty of reasons for leaders to have a tough time delegating tasks and responsibilities to their teams. These include perfectionism, a fear of failure and not trusting your team to consistently achieve your high standards. While it may be difficult to overcome these obstacles and fears, the payoff can have an immense impact on your life and business. In our conversation, Lindsey breaks down how she learned to trust her team by allowing them to fail and why it's essential for entrepreneurs to delegate effectively and recognize the importance of rest. She explains how she is able to have a 15-hour workweek without it impacting her bottom line and why this is possible for anyone who is building a business. To learn more about the power of delegation and what you can do to master this essential skill, tune in today!Key Points From This Episode:Lindsey shares some exciting personal news.Why entrepreneurs need to learn how to delegate.How perfectionism can stop individuals from delegating.The relationship between perfectionism and feeling worthy in life and business.The difference between delegating when you're working 80 hours a week, versus 15 hours a week.Recognizing the importance of time spent on rest and the things that bring you joy.Lindsey breaks down where her business is currently in terms of size and income.Why Lindsey views delegation and leverage as the same thing.Some of the reasons why business owners have trouble ceding control to their employees.How Lindsey gives her employees room to fail and her process for evaluating and inspecting work.The most important thing Lindsey has delegated and the impact it has had.How Lindsey learned to be comfortable trusting that other people would reach her high standard.How to build trust with your employees: don't micromanage, and allow them the opportunity to earn your trust.How your relationship with failure impacts your business and how you delegate.How Lindsey helps other business owners build the right team with the right people.The impact of hiring someone who cares about the outcome as much as you do.Lindsey's advice for anyone struggling to delegate.Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:Lindsey MangoAnything but Average Lindsey Mango on InstagramGoodman CoachingChris GoodmanWork with Chris Here

The Strategy Hour Podcast: Online Business | Blogging | Productivity - with Think Creative Collective
588: How to Hire a Personal Assistant and Delegate Tasks Strategically

The Strategy Hour Podcast: Online Business | Blogging | Productivity - with Think Creative Collective

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 37:09


When we first began to consider that we may need personal assistants, we discovered that we had some unexpected, and somewhat complicated, reservations. While the extra help would certainly have been welcome, we had a tough time justifying the hire in our minds. Hiring an assistant brought up an unexpected amount of mind junk, from outdated notions around a woman's role in the house to Emylee's very personal experience of her mom and nana owning a cleaning business, and it just seemed impossible to align the hire with our values. Add to that the terrible depictions of personal assistants that you saw in movies like The Devil Wears Prada, where PAs were always repeatedly degraded by their bosses, and the idea of hiring a personal assistant could easily make you feel like a monster.  It took us months and years to finally process and overcome these limiting beliefs and ultimately make one of the best decisions of our careers! Not only was hiring a personal assistant much more affordable and manageable than we expected, but we hadn't anticipated the amount of freedom, peace of mind, and brain space it would give us! No matter where you are in your career, hiring a personal assistant is likely a much more achievable goal than you realize. In this episode, we break down how we chose to get a personal assistant, the process we used to prioritize our needs and reflect on how our personal assistants impacted our lives. So let's dive in! Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes go to thestrategyhour.com. To download the transcript of this episode head to: thestrategyhour.com.

VPM Daily Newscast
11/09/21 - Democratic Senators raise concerns over nominees for Special Master in redistricting efforts

VPM Daily Newscast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 6:45


A group of Democratic Virginia Senators shared a list of complaints with the state Supreme Court yesterday. They're concerned with Republican nominees for Special Master, who will eventually help the court draw new legislative maps; The Virginia Employment Commission has made headway in clearing a backlog of disputed unemployment claims; The fate of two proposed constitutional amendments are unclear after Republicans seemed to win control of the House of Delegates last week; new testimony in the Unite the Right trial in Charlottesville; and other local news stories.

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Bosnia: New Tensions From An Old Conflict

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 28:54


Bosnia was the site of Europe's worst conflict Europe since the Second World War ended. Fighting there in the 1990s ended up killing around a hundred thousand people. Bosnian Serbs were pitted against Croats, and Muslim so-called Bosniaks. This was an old-fashioned battle for territory, and it only ended when a compromise was reached – that Bosnia would remain one country, but with two regions each having a certain degree of autonomy. There would be one, predominantly Serb region, and another joint Croat and Muslim. This was always a fragile solution, a fudge, some said, to ease the country away from bloodshed. But now, bits of that peace deal are beginning to look rather frayed, and some have even spoken of a return to fighting. While few predict war any time soon, Guy Delauney say this is still highly dangerous talk. You can understand why Poles are just a little sensitive about being told what to do by outsiders. Their country has suffered repeated invasion and occupation, and at times, has vanished off the map altogether. There were wild celebrations when Poland was accepted for membership of the European Union back in 2003. This was seen first of all as a mark of respectability, recognition that it had become a modern, free market democracy. But many Poles believed membership of the EU also took the country another step further away from the embrace of Russia to the east, while leaving it closer knit with friendly countries to the west. Today, EU membership remains popular in Poland, but not so the EU itself. The Polish government has promised to defy instructions emanating from Brussels, and indeed is currently facing a fine of one million Euros a day imposed by the European Court of Justice, for refusing to abide by previous rulings. Adam Easton has been looking at what is one of Europe's most intense love-hate relationships. The COP summit on climate change chalked up an achievement this week. Delegates in Glasgow signed an agreement to stop deforestation by 2030, promising they would make attempts to reverse it. This follows decades in which vast swathes of forest have been chopped down, to provide wood, and to open up tracts land for growing crops on, often to feed animals which are then raised to provide meat. But the axe and the chainsaw are not the only threat which trees face. Climate change is already altering the conditions in which they grow, and sometimes with terrible consequences for individual trees and indeed, for the very landscape in which they flourish, as Jenny Hill discovered in Germany. The effects of climate change may be slow and initially barely visible, but sometimes they are all too clear. This summer just past saw record temperatures in parts of Europe, and out of control fires as a consequence. Trees in Greece were burned to a cinder, as one part of the country after another succumbed to the flames. Bethany Bell reported on those fires, and now she has been back to watch people picking up the pieces after this devastation, and also talking to those trying to figure out how to stop it happening again. The Europe of today is very much shaped by its experience of war and political upheaval. Bosnia's conflict was born out of the collapse of Yugoslavia, a nation which itself was created out of the ashes of World War One. The EU was formed as an attempt to ensure that such a Europe-wide conflict would never happen again, and that democracy would become the rule. Even the natural landscape was shaped in part by war, with the need for food security high in people's minds. And yet it remains an open question whether the lessons of this turbulent past have really been learned. A few thousand miles away from his original home in Vienna, Hilary Andersson spoke to a man who witnessed perhaps the worst of Europe's modern history. Lying in hospital, just days from death, he shared his memories of the Nazis, and his fear that the value and fragility of democracy risks being forgotten.

The Bob Cesca Show
Too Nuts For Newsmax

The Bob Cesca Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 62:28


[Explicit Content] Buzz sits in for TRex, and Jody's here too. We recap Election Day 2021: the good news, the awful news, the messaging problem, the fascism problem, and how the Republicans flipped the House of Delegates, too. Big Lie election laws and Texas anti-abortion laws are next. How many Virginia Biden voters stayed home? Critical race theory. No election rigging. Ron DeSantis and the Big Lie Gestapo. GOP fascists are coming for history books. Half a million Europeans could die of COVID this winter. Newsmax reporter benched for outrageous claim about Satan and vaccines. With music by Divided Heaven and Dave Molter. And more!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Betches Sup Podcast
#582 How Not To Freak Out About The Midterms

The Betches Sup Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 23:36


Amanda Litman is back with Sami and Amanda to break down the elections you need to watch this week, from coroners (who can literally decide who died of COVID) to 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates. They explain what Tuesday's results can and can't tell us about Democrats' 2022 chances, what actually matters and what's meaningless, and warn against creating a defeatist self-fulfilling prophecy.