Vespers, Evening Prayer for the 12th Monday in Ordinary Time, June 27th, 2022. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To support this work, visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. OR venmo @singthehours Deus in Adjutorium Hymn: "For all the Saints Who From Their Labors Rest" Psalm 11 Psalm 15 Canticle: Ephesians 1v3-10 Reading: Colossians 1v9b-11 Responsory: Lord, you alone can heal me, for I have grieved you by my sins. Canticle of Mary: Luke 1v46-55 (tone 8) Intercessions: Lord, bless your people. The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayers Immaculate Mary (c.1905) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C. Psalm 11 Psalm 15 Canticle: Ephesians 1v3-10 Reading: Colossians 1v9b-11 Responsory: Lord, you alone can heal me, for I have grieved you by my sins. Intercessions: Lord, bless your people.
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After multiple formula-related infant deaths were reported to the FDA in February, samples from Abbott Laboratories' Sturgis, Michigan baby formula production facility tested positive for cronobacter, triggering a recall and a subsequent formula shortage. In this episode, Jen uncovers monopoly and neglect in the baby formula production industry, lack of oversight by the FDA, and the United States' refusal to adopt the World Health Organization's International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! View the shownotes on our website at https://congressionaldish.com/cd254-baby-formula-shortage Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD234: AWOL Recall: The Rock and Play Sleeper The Formula Shortage Abbott. Jun 15, 2022. “Update on Abbott's Sturgis Plant and Formula Production.” “Testimony of Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Infant Formula Crisis: Addressing the Shortages and Getting Formula on Shelves.” May 26, 2022. U.S. Senate. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. May 18, 2022. “Guidance for Industry: Infant Formula Enforcement Discretion Policy” [FDA–2022–D–0814]. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Annie Gasparro and Jaewon Kang. May 12, 2022. “Baby Formula Shortage Could Leave Parents Scrambling for Months.” The Wall Street Journal. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Feb 2022. “FDA Investigation of Cronobacter Infections: Powdered Infant Formula.” Baby Formula Monopoly Matt Stoller. May 13, 2022. “Big Bottle: The Baby Formula Nightmare.” BIG by Matt Stoler on Substack. Sam Knight. Apr 23, 2022. “Company Responsible for Tainted Baby Formula Has Monopoly Over Aid Program Sales.” Truthout. FDA Failure Letter from Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf. March 24, 2022. U.S. House of Representatives. Poisoned Baby Food House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy Staff. Feb 4, 2021. “Report: Baby Foods Are Tainted with Dangerous Levels of Arsenic, Lead, Cadmium, and Mercury.” Operation Fly Formula Brenda Goodman and Deidre McPhillips. Jun 10, 2022. “How far will Operation Fly Formula shipments really go to fill America's store shelves?” CNN. The White House. May 22, 2022. “Biden Administration Announces Second Operation Fly Formula Flight.” White House Briefing Room: Statements and Releases. 60 minutes Segment Bill Whitaker. May 22, 2022. “Medical Middlemen: Broken system making it harder for hospitals and patients to get some life-saving drugs.” 60 Minutes. The WHO Code and Formula Marketing The World Health Organization. Apr 28, 2022. “Scope and impact of digital marketing strategies for promoting breastmilk substitutes.” The World Health Organization. Apr 28, 2022. “WHO reveals shocking extent of exploitative formula milk marketing.” The World Health Organization. #EndExploitativeMarketing Petition. La Leche League International. “International WHO Code.” Bonnie Goldstein. Jul 13, 2018. Paper Cuts: No Match for Mother's Milk. Project on Government Oversight. Baby-Friendly USA website. The World Health Organization. Jan 27, 1981. “International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.” Fisher-Price Update Katie Porter [@RepKatiePorter]. Jun 15, 2022. “Following yesterday's news of previously unreported infant deaths in Fisher-Price products, I'm calling on the company to immediately recall all…” Twitter. Laws H.R.7791: Access to Baby Formula Act of 2022 Jen's Highlighted PDF of Public Law 117–129 H.R.3182: Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 Audio Sources INFANT FORMULA CRISIS May 26, 2022 Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions The committee concluded a hearing to examine the infant formula crisis, focusing on addressing the shortage and getting formula on shelves. Witnesses: Robert M. Califf, Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Food and Drug Administration Clips 37:26 Dr. Robert Califf: Frankly, the inspection results were shocking. Standing water, cracks in key equipment that presented the potential for bacterial contamination to persist, particularly in the presence of moisture, leaks in the roof, a previous citation of inadequate hand washing and current poor foot sanitation, bacteria growing from multiple sides, and many signs of a disappointing lack of attention to the culture of safety in this product that is so essential to the lives of our most precious people. 38:14 Dr. Robert Califf: As soon as we receive positive cronobacter results from environmental samples at the facility that we collected during the inspection, we contacted Abbott to ask the company to issue a voluntary recall. The need to take urgent action to protect the most vulnerable of all of our people -- infants -- presented a dilemma. This was the largest plant of the dominant manufacturer, and it was the sole source of a number of metabolic formulas essential for viability of infants with no substitution possible, because Abbott had no backup plan. We knew that ceasing plant operations would create supply problems, but we had no choice given the unsanitary conditions. 50:50 Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC): Why haven't you waived labeling requirements from trusted manufacturers in countries like the UK, Australia or Canada? Couldn't manufacturers provide temporary labels on imported formula? Cans if the label is printed in a language other than English until US manufacturing is restored? Some countries have higher nutritional requirements. Why can't we provide a waiver for their products to come into the country? Dr. Robert Califf: We've waived many of the requirements that are the ones that make sense, but the directions have to be clear to Americans in language that's understandable so the formula can be mixed correctly. An error in mixing up the formula for example, can lead to a very sick infant not getting the right nutrition. 2:16:18 Dr. Robert Califf: We saw the lack of quality in the system and the lack of accountability for the problems that were there. And so we had to invoke the Justice Department to negotiate a consent decree, which is essentially Abbott saying, “Yes, we had all these problems. Here's exactly what we're going to do to fix them.” For legal reasons, I can't discuss the exact details of the negotiation, but let's just say that it took a little armwrestling to get to the point where the Justice Department got Abbott to sign the consent decree. FORMULA SAFETY AND SUPPLY: PROTECTING THE HEALTH OF AMERICA'S BABIES May 25, 2022 Committee on Energy and Commerce: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Witnesses: Robert M. Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner, Food Policy and Response, Food and Drug Administration Susan Mayne, Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration Chris Calamari, Senior Vice President of U.S. Nutrition, Abbott Robert Cleveland, Senior Vice President of the Nutrition Business Unit for the US and Europe, Mead Johnson Nutrition Scott Fitz, Vice President of Technical and Production, Gerber Clips 41:55 Robert Califf: Because of the lack of the diversification of this market in the absence of a central hub for integrating supply chains, we concluded early on that getting the Sturgis facility up and running safely was a top priority. But we had no confidence in the integrity of the Abbott quality program at this facility. Accordingly, we initiated proceedings toward a consent decree, which requires Abbott to undertake steps to assure safe production of formula, including hiring an outside expert with reporting to FDA. 43:03 Robert Califf: Despite the overall numbers showing diminished but steady supply, we knew that distribution was an issue. Some areas were experiencing significant shortages, but overall, there was enough formula to go around. About a month ago, the reports of shortages on the shelf proliferated, although there was not a drop in production. This increase in consumption most likely represents heightened concern of parents and caregivers about shortages, leading to an understandable effort to purchase ahead to ensure adequate supply at home. This type of cycle has happened with other products throughout the pandemic, and we realize that the only solution is to have adequate supply to make sure shelves are stocked. 45:57 Robert Califf: Abbott's enormous market share left it with a responsibility for producing safe infant formula that was not met. We will do everything in our power to work with Abbott to make this happen as quickly and as safely possible, but this timing is an Abbott's control. 46:35 Robert Califf: Across the industry we regulate, we are seeing evidence that the just-in-time distribution system, market concentration, and sole-source contracting are leading to shortages. Multiple reports to Congress call for improved supply chain management. Until regulatory agencies have digital access to critical supply chain information and personnel to do the work, we will continue to react to supply chain disruptions rather than intervening to prevent them. 1:01:113 Robert Califf: It's really important for people to go to the HHS website: hhs.gov/formula. There you'll find the hotline for all the manufacturers and helpful information about where to go. 1:04:12 Robert Califf: You would be surprised to know there's no just-in-time system where all the FDA employees can see what's going on. What we really need is access to the information that the manufacturers have about each of their individual supply chains. They each have their individual supply chains, but there is no national system to make sure the supplies getting where it needs to go. 1:05:11 Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA): Did FDA not have a data analytics tool to monitor the supply chains of various products, including infant formula? Robert Califf: We requested funding for a tool and because we didn't get the funding, we cobbled it together. It's a start, but it's nowhere near — you know, again, I was at Google for five years. The technology at FDA, and in many federal agencies is outmoded and needs an upfit, there's just no question about. 1:07:33 Susan Mayne: We have been in discussion with infant formula manufacturers throughout COVID, but discussion is not the same thing as data and we do not have the authorities to demand data from the companies to get necessarily all the information that you would want to have to really monitor the supply chains as Dr. Califf indicated. 1:10:30 Robert Califf: But given what we saw, the only way we could have confidence was through a consent decree, where we literally have oversight of every single step. When we met with the CEO yesterday, there were hundreds of steps that they went through that they're having to do, many of which have already been done. So it's only if we have direct oversight over it that I would have confidence, but I do have confidence that we are seeing every single step both physically in-person, and also through following the documentation and the outside expert. 1:10:53 Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV): How will the passage of last week's FDA Bill increase the production of baby formula? Robert Califf: Production is increasing already — Rep. David McKinley The criticism, that they said that on these various tweets — it was not just one there were several — that said it was unnecessary. So I want to know, how do we increase, how do we get back to production? How to put in $28 million? How would that how's that gonna increase production? Robert Califf: Well, remember, the Abbot plant needs to get up and running, we've got to oversee and micro detail to make sure that it's done correctly. And as we bring in supply from other countries, remember, we already have overseas plants that we import from on a regular basis, almost double digits. So as we bring that product in, we've got to inspect it, make sure it's of the quality that we expect in America of formula and we need to upgrade our information systems, as I've already said, to make sure that as all this goes on, we can keep track of it and make sure that we're coordinated. 1:44:55 Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA): Is there any early warning system for products like baby formula? And not just the ingredients but for formula itself or manufacturer would let you know if they're running short or anticipate a shortage? Robert Califf: First of all, let me thank you for being a pediatrician. I sometimes call the Academy of Pediatrics just for the positive vibes that you all exude as a profession. But no, there is not such a warning system. We've repeatedly asked for that authority and have not been granted it. The industry by and large has opposed it. 1:52:21 Susan Mayne: What the data show is, we can't rule in or rule out whether or not those infants, their cronobacter was caused by this plant. The data just simply can't be used to inform it. Rep. John Joyce (R-PA): But the genetic testing you did. It does not match from the plant, correct? Susan Mayne: That is correct. But what we did not have is any sampling done at the same time that the product was manufactured that was consumed by the individuals who got sick, so we didn't have that every director 2:08:57 Rep. Ann Kuster (D-NH): I know that in this part of the country, I'm in New Hampshire, we have milk banks of mother's breast milk. And I'm wondering what is the regulation by the FDA? And can we assure our constituents that breast milk from milk bank is safe and is thoroughly vetted by the FDA? Robert Califf: You're asking some very good questions. I'm gonna refer this to Dr. Mayne who probably would have the best answer. Susan Mayne: Thank you, Congresswoman. So human breast milk is regulated as a food. And so that is reassuring and they have to have proper screening protocols and things like that in place to make sure that the donors that are donating the milk, get that, that's critical for human food safety. So that's how I would respond. Thank you. 2:26:28 Robert Califf: You would think that a critical industry like this would have resilience plans, redundancy, but we don't even have legal authority right now to require that the firms have a plan for potential failures and resilience. That's something we've asked Congress for every year for a while, and we're asking for it again. So I hope that it happens this time. I'd also add that this is not unique to this industry. We are seeing this across the entire device and medical supply industry with frequent failures as exemplified by the 60 minutes show and the contrast medium problem that I talked about. We have gone to a just-in-time, large single source contracts that lead to lack of diversification in the industry and the industry has fought us tooth and nail on requiring that there be insight into their supply chains, so that the sum of all of the industries leads to the the avoidance of preemption. We'd like to be able to stress test and prevent these things from happening rather than waiting until they happen, and then scrambling. 2:58:58 Susan Mayne: What we've seen is, first the strain of the COVID 19 pandemic, then the strain of the recall, and now we've got the Russia-Ukraine conflict. And one of the things that we know is the Ukraine region is one of the world's biggest exporters of products like sunflower oil. Sunflower oil is used as an ingredient in many food products, including infant formula. And so we have been working with the manufacturers should they be unable to maintain their supply of sunflower oil, what they would replace it with and make sure that that would meet the nutritional requirements for infant formula. 3:26:28 Chris Calamari: We plan to start production at Sturgis the first week of June. We will begin with the production of EleCare, before turning to the production of other formulas and Similac. From restart, we estimate that it will take six to eight weeks before product is available on shelves. 4:28:51 Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY): Your testimony also mentions global supply chain challenges as a factor the company has had to contend with. What, if any, steps has Gerber taken to maintain its production and distribution supply? Scott Fitz: Thank you for the question. Certainly, our industry is not immune to the global supply chain challenges brought on by the pandemic. We struggled with materials supply issues, intermittent materials supply issues, whether it be ingredients or packaging components, we struggled struggled with the material quality issues related to the pandemic, we've had transportation and logistics issues, just getting trucks and truck drivers available to move the products and supplies that we need. And we've had COVID related labor challenges and higher turnover than normal are all things that have impacted us. Through the course of the pandemic though we've we've resolved these on an ongoing basis, one at a time as they've come up. We are putting trying to put in more robust business continuity plans in place for critical components and ones that we know we will have challenges with in the future. 4:30:50 Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY): Did you not think the FDA should be notified or at least aware of your struggle? Scott Fitz: Should FDA be aware of our struggle? Rep. Tonko: Yeah, should you have shared those concerns for supply chain? Scott Fitz: If it could help, we would certainly be willing to do that. Yes. Rep. Tonko: What should you have told us during the last year? Scott Fitz: Well, as I testified, the issues that have come up for us, we've been able to resolve. Through the last six months our in-stock rates have averaged 86%. 4:35:55 Chris Calamari: On the horizon, we see in the manufacture of infant formula agricultural oils are absolutely essential, paper is absolutely essential, the cost of fuel to supply and distribute the product is essential. So I would call out those key elements ranging from agricultural oils to the cost to deliver the product would be the biggest areas of focus. 4:41:42 Robert Cleveland: We reached out and spoke to the USDA almost immediately seeking flexibility, for example in the size format. And while that sounds small, it's very significant because what that means is the WIC consumer doesn't have to look for one particular size of product at the shelf. They can find any size of the shelf to fulfill their their benefits with and that's allowed us to continue production and step up to meet the requirements of those consumers. We've since worked with the USDA to find a number of other ways to flexibly administer the program, because really, the focus for the WIC consumer is the same as the others, making sure she has safe access to formula and doesn't have to compete with non-WIC consumers to get it. So the more sizes, the more formats, the more manufacturers that the program can support, the more likely she is to have her needs met. 4:47:35 Rep. Kim Schrier (D-WA): The baby formula industry in our country is really unique in that about 90% of the product is made right here in the United States. And the vast majority is made by your three companies [Abbott, Gerber, and Mead Johnson]. And so it should be no surprise that when something goes wrong, like what happened in Sturgis, it really rocks the whole industry and the facility in Sturgis is responsible for 40% of Abbott's formula on the market and makes up about 20% of the total formula on the market in the US, and that is really significant, especially when this year Similac has the contract with WIC. 5:10:40 Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA): Okay, the supply chain issues, is that because some of the ingredients were coming from other countries? Chris Calamari: Representative, yes, so global supply chains are such that we have ingredients coming from global sources and that is the nature of our supply chain. 5:19:29 Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): Let's say my daughter, who has a six-week-old baby, called me up and said, “I need to get some formula for my baby. And my store shelves are bare.” What can we tell them between now and all of the emergency measures we put into place to start putting formula on the shelves? Who should they call? Where can they go to try to get some of this limited product right now? What's the practical suggestion? Robert Cleveland: It's very unfortunate that you have to answer that question or ask that question, but let me do my best to answer it. I think the shelves — the reality is they don't have anywhere near the product that they do. So one of the things I've often said during this crisis is it takes a village to raise a child. In this case, sometimes it's taking a village to find infant formula. So the first thing to do is work with your network of family and friends, and as they go to the stores, look for the product that's there. And I've seen many mothers and grandmothers and fathers and cousins doing this on the shelf. You can call our Consumer Response Center. Now to be fair, those folks are doing a phenomenal job of fielding waves and waves of calls. But we will help you if you call. That's one other resource. The physician's office is another. Sometimes they do have the samples that are required, and they can help transition between finding product on the shelf. And then I would be sure to look online as well as in-person at the store and be open to other formats. Many mothers and fathers have a particular type of format they like. You may need to be more flexible in the format that you use. But all infant formula regulated by the FDA is safe for your infant, whether it's a liquid or a powder or what size it's in. And so I would say shop widely. See your doctor or enroll your family friends, give us a call if you need to, and be flexible. THE INFANT FORMULA CRISIS May 25, 2022 Committee on Appropriations: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Witnesses: Ginger Carney, Director of Clinical Nutrition, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Sarah Chamberlin, Executive Director, National PKU News Michael Gay, Owner and Manager, Food Fresh Brian Ronholm, Director of Food Policy, Consumer Reports Linkedin Clips 32:29 Michael Gay: WIC's rigid rules have made it difficult for the program to be responsive to critical shortages throughout the pandemic and now during the formula crisis. Substitutions may be easily available when situations like this arise. The emergency waivers instituted by the USDA during the pandemic have provided flexibility in some states, but those waivers were only available because of the pandemic. To prevent this issue from happening in the future, Congress should allow WIC vendors operating during severe supply shortages, disasters or public health emergencies to automatically substitute limited WIC approved products impacted by supply chain disruptions. The USDA should direct states to include product substitutions for WIC in their emergency preparedness plan. These changes would have allowed families to immediately switch to another formula in states with shortages allowing for smooth continuation of feeding infants. 33:27 Michael Gay: Secondly, there's a significant need for USDA to examine the long term effects of cost containment, competitiveness and peer grouping formulas for WIC vendors. States operate a peer group system to monitor vendor prices and determine reimbursements are cost competitive. These cost containment measures have led to reduced retail embursement and reduced retailer participation in the program, leading to fewer locations for families to access formula. 33:55 Michael Gay: WIC infant formula cost containment measures have led to extreme consolidation in the formula marketplace, leaving it highly vulnerable to supply disruptions like we are experiencing now. These contracting policies must be reviewed to ensure future food security of the nation's babies and families. 41:50 Brian Ronholm: The evidence suggests that the agency was too slow to act, failed to take this issue seriously, and was not forthcoming with information to parents and caregivers. The infant formula crisis exposed a greater structure and culture problem that has long existed FDA. This was merely one symptom of the overall problem, and it is clear that confidence in the food program at the FDA is eroding. A big reason for this is the food program has second class status within FDA, and it's resulted in serious problems. The FDA also lacks a single, full-time, fully empowered expert leader of all aspects of the food program. As you know, in recent decades, most FDA commissioners have been medical specialists who naturally focus on the programs impacting medical products. This is certainly warranted considering the impact these programs have on public health. And the pandemic is a perfect example of this. However, this usually results in intense competition for the commissioner's time and support and focus on the food program is typically what has suffered under this dynamic. It has become impossible for an FDA commissioner to possess the bandwidth to provide leadership and accountability to a set of offices that regulates 80% of our food supply. 51:45 Ginger Carney: I would want to warn parents not to make homemade formulas — the American Academy of Pediatrics warns against that — they should not dilute the formula, as both of these situations can lead to disastrous results and lead possibly to hospital admissions. 56:40 Brian Ronholm: Splitting out the food safety functions of the agency as it exists now and creating separate agencies while still remaining under the HHS umbrella would be an effective approach that would get to the issues that I think everyone has become aware of during this crisis. 59:32 Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT): We now have 15 agencies at the federal level who deal with some form of food safety, the principal ones are USDA and FDA. It should be one single agency! 1:06:30 Michael Gay: In a rural area such as ours, probably 85-90% of my formula is WIC formula, which is just down to one type of formula. So even like today, for example, or my truck Monday, I got about 20 cases of Gerber formula in a different variety, but that's not approved on what and the Georgia WIC office just approved some substitutions for formulas that were, you know, prescribed by the doctor with the contract formula. So therein lies the problem is there's no easy way to substitute that for the customer. 1:23:29 Brian Ronholm: Four companies that control 90% of the market and only three of them actually bid on WIC rebate contracts. Abbott is by far the largest one and I believe they have contracts in 30 or 31 states, I think it was the latest figure. So when those contracts come up, these companies submit based on their ability to meet the demand in a particular state, and Abbott is usually the only one that's big enough to do that. We mentioned that they have a large part of the market, I think when it comes to the WIC market, they have approximately 55 to 60% of the WIC market. So that's a significant size of the market that it really needs to be examined so when situations like this hit, how does it impact that particular….And it's obviously going to have a bigger impact because these companies use the WIC market to get into the overall non-WIC market to even increase the share of their market, so that creates further shortage problems. 1:40:35 Ginger Carney: One thing that we really haven't talked about is the WHO code for marketing breast milk substitutes. And that's what these formulas are, they're breast milk substitutes. So if we look at the WHO code in other countries, other developed countries are abiding by the WHO code and this gives guidelines for how companies can market their infant formulas in a safe way. So maybe we should go back to that and think about what is it about the WHO code that would benefit all of our families in the country so that they are assured when they do have to reach for infant formula when breastfeeding cannot be an option or will not be an option? What are the things that are marketed directly to our families that tell them about the formula? 1:44:20 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL): Half of all US formula consumption goes through the WIC program, which provides free infant formula as we've been talking about today, where states negotiate bulk discounts in exchange for market exclusivity. Now, I'll take you back to 1989 when Republican President George Bush enacted legislation requiring all state WIC programs to use competitive bidding for the purchase of infant formula. In practice, this means that the state of Florida for example is required to use a single supplier for the entire state supply of WIC baby formula. The competitive bidding process has yielded $1.3 billion to $2 billion a year in savings and allowing WIC to serve about 2 million more participants annually because of the discounts. However, when there's a supply shock caused by one of the four market participants, like what happened with Abbott in this case, it creates a serious risk to infant health across the country. 1:48:00 Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL): We know that in Europe, they consistently produce a baby formula surplus. But there are rigid labeling and nutritional requirements for formula containers here in the US that the FDA requires and they prohibit the sale of many European-made products, even though the formulas themselves meet FDA nutritional and purity standards. So what sort of policy changes would you like to see undertaken to ease restrictions on baby formula imports, while still ensuring that the product meets our safety standards? Brian Ronholm: Yeah, I think it's critical that we maintain those safety standards that FDA has set on infant formula, that's absolutely critical. There's a comfort level with consumers when they're able to purchase something that they know is an FDA inspected facility overseas. But to your point, sometimes these regulations, these really strict regulations are thinly disguised trade protection measures. And so you know, that's certainly an issue that we'd have to examine carefully to make sure that we can have that access. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
Lauds, Morning Prayer for the 13th Monday in Ordinary Time, June 27th, 2022. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hymn: "Splendor Paternae Gloriae," Liber Hyamnarius (pg. 191), Ambrose of Milan (4th century) Psalm 5v2-10, 12-13 Canticle: 1 Chronicles 29v10-13 Psalm 29 Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3v10b-13 Responsory: Blessed be the Lord our God, blessed from age to age. Canticle of Zechariah: Luke 1:68-79 Intercessions: Give us your Spirit, Lord. The Lord’s Prayer Hail Mary (StH tune #2) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
Stuttering John and his best friend Scott the Engineer made a trip over to Tommy's house to do yet another drunken interview with Tommy from MSCS Media. I'd tell you to go watch it but based on the number of views it has on YouTube I have to assume you already have. Stick around to the end as we reveal how many beers John was able to gulp down during a single interview. Cros stops by to analyze Tommy's social media presence. After reading sentences that sound like they might be written in English, we uncover that Tony Michaels used to host a "business brainstorming" podcast (whatever that means) about digital marketing. Wow, we have discovered yet another thing that Tony Michaels sucks at. Also, Patrick Michael knows his show could be better and is doing what it takes to maintain his current mediocrity. Support us, get bonus episodes, and watch live every Saturday and Wednesday: http://bit.ly/watp-patreon https://watp.supercast.tech/ Tickets for the roast: http://creepoffroast.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Today we are talking about Tip #18 to help you boost your self-confidence, which is to be honest. Being honest with yourself and those around you can be very rewarding. Being honest with yourself is accepting who you are – faults and all. Being honest with others is a confidence boost because it instills trust. Tune in tomorrow for Tip #19 to help you boost your self-confidence. If you get value from these Accountability Minutes, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it and always love to hear from you. Subscribe to my high-value proven business success tips and resources Blog (https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Want more from The Accountability Coach™, subscribe to more high-value content by looking for me on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ and on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries, or by going to https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/accountabilitycoach.com/id290547573. Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) Connect with me on Linked-In (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ Business professionals and Advisors who utilize Anne Bachrach's proven business-success systems make more money, work less, and enjoy better work life balance. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit and more. Get your audio copies today.
Imagine being 18, and standing on the doorstep of a monastery in the Himalayas, believing you are there to help the monks speak better English — to find out they do not speak any English at all. Could you teach the language, using only body language and tone of voice? This is the actual story of our guest Richard Newman, and the beginning of his fascinating journey into the lessons of non-verbal communication. Richard is the CEO and Founder of UK Body Talk, the global leader in evidence-based training on the psychology of communication, and the author of You Were Born to Speak, which is Richard's personal journey of discovering the secrets of communication and is filled with practical strategies that you can immediately apply to transform your success. Richard shares the story of his journey to a Tibetan monastery to spend six months teaching the monks English. During this time, he learned much about non-verbal communication, and how comfort and discomfort can impact our shared dialogue. During our conversation, Richard shares the insights that help people move out of their comfort zones, so that they can become aware of and change habits that stand in our way. He teaches ways to unlock communication, how to mentor others, and ways to inspire those around you through earnest communication. Moving people to change habits, or encouraging a business to make large changes, isn't as simple as providing evidence that the change is for the best. Richard explains how storytelling can be a great tool to connect with the emotional mind stagnant. Then, we can connect with the logical brain and share information that will support and maintain change. The insights Richard shares into communication are powerful, and can help move employees, companies, and executives forward! Three Key Takeaways: Moving people through change means taking them into an uncomfortable place. In order to be successful, your thought leadership will have to offer a safe space to listen and accept new ideas. Storytelling is a powerful tool that,if done correctly, can change people's beliefs and actions. In order to get people to accept your thought leadership insights, you have to help them feel a sense of ownership in that idea.
Christopher Robbins is currently the co-founder and CEO of Familius. Familius is a trade book publishing company founded in 2012 with a mission to help families be happy, a mission that has helped Familius be one of the top fastest growing independent publishing companies in the US for the past three years as reported by Publishers Weekly. Christopher earned a BA in English and an MBA from BYU. He has served on numerous boards including Writers@Work and the Independent Book Publishers Association. His favorite quote is attributed to Gandhi: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Christopher his wife have nine children. Christopher has some experience in parenting with nine kids. In this episode we talk about a lot of areas in parenting as well as what it takes to be an author. If you have an interest in writing a book, please make sure you check out Familius website at https://www.familius.com/ Dad Up! https://youtube.com/c/DadUpPodcast https://linktr.ee/Daduptribe https://www.daduptribe.com/ https://www.teepublic.com/stores/dad-up?ref_id=26174 https://www.instagram.com/daduppodcast/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dad-up-podcast/id1486764562 https://www.familius.com/ https://instagram.com/familiustalk https://youtube.com/c/Familius https://www.facebook.com/familiustalk https://instagram.com/christopher.robbins --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bryan-ward8/support
On this week's podcast, you'll learn lots of ways to use the word ‘out' so that you can expand your vocabulary and be an outstanding English speaker. Las notas del episodio y más podcasts para mejorar tu ingles están en: http://www.inglespodcast.com/ Shownotes and more podcasts to improve your English at: http://www.inglespodcast.com/
It's time for a quick review of the English expressions I taught you here on the Aussie English podcast! Over the past few episodes, I talked about 5 English expressions that you can use for your daily conversations: Make A Fool Out Of Yourself https://aussieenglish.com.au/1142 Read Between The Lines https://aussieenglish.com.au/1144 Where The Rubber Meets The Road https://aussieenglish.com.au/1146 Take No Prisoners https://aussieenglish.com.au/1148 Foot The Bill https://aussieenglish.com.au/1149 As always, I'll give the definition of these expressions and use them in sentences to help you understand what they really mean. Don't forget to pause the video so you can write your own sentences in the comments section, too. And lastly, I will teach you how to say the contract the phrase “would not have” like a native English speaker! Don't forget to download your FREE PDF Worksheet here
In this English lesson I'll help you learn the English vocabulary for some of the items that you use each day. I'll be honest. I took the list from the last English lesson on everyday items and I walked around my house and added anything I saw that wasn't in that lesson. So to be accurate, these are items that I use almost daily from the time I get up in the morning until the time I go to bed at night. There are so many things we all use throughout the day. In this free English class I'll not only teach you the vocabulary for these items, I'll also show you many of them during the lesson as I've put them in a basket beside my desk. During the class I will also give you numerous phrases that you can use to talk about them.In this English lesson you'll learn words like lint, lint roller, ballcap, sunscreen, power pack, charging cable, ant trap, mouse trap, and more!I hope you enjoy this English lesson about everyday items!Note: This is the audio portion of a Youtube English lesson which you can watch right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei2PN4FNUTU or find by searching Youtube for, "Bob the Canadian Everyday Items 2"Support the show
Hi! I'm Georgiana, founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently. In today's episode: I'll reveal some tricks to maintain a positive attitude while learning English. And you'll practice your speaking with my new mini-story. Before we start, get the transcript of this episode at: SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast Very well. Let's start! Is it possible to maintain a positive mental attitude? We know it's important, but how can you be more positive, and most importantly, how can you maintain that attitude? What you need is a change of mindset. And you can achieve that, by changing your strategy. For instance, get off social media and exercise more. I'm not saying you should run a marathon. But make sure you walk every day, even if it's just a little bit. Read self-help books in English. There are many self-help books out there, so do your research. However, I can recommend Unlimited Power, by Tony Robbins. Anyway. We all know that being positive helps us achieve amazing things. Do you know how you can help me? You can share the podcast with your friends and family. Tell them to go to SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and get my free mini-course. That would mean a lot to me. Thanks. Ok! If you want to know how to speak English using the proper techniques, visit SpeakEnglishPodcast.com and subscribe to my mailing list. I will send you my video course for free. So, you can learn how to speak English fluently once and for all! Get the transcript of this episode on my website: https://SpeakEnglishPodcast.com/podcast
Have you ever worked in a heritage formal garden? Scott Smith is head gardener for National Trust for Scotland at Pitmedden Garden and Haddo House Gardens, and in this episode we take a peek into the sort of work that he oversees.Including removing 6km of English box hedge, the logistics of moving bulky materials around a large site, and maintaining a heritage space for visitors to enjoy today.EPISODE LINKSNational Trust for Scotland: https://www.nts.org.uk/Pitmedden Garden: https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/pitmedden-gardenHaddo House: http://visithaddo.com/FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIATwitter: @PlantsGrowHere / Facebook: @PlantsGrowHerePodcast - Join our Facebook group!VISIT OUR WEBSITEwww.PlantsGrowHere.comLET'S WORK TOGETHERAre you in the industry or an enthusiast with something of value to share? We're always on the hunt for interesting people, doing interesting things. If you'd like to work with us send a message via our online form or a direct email to email@example.com.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 26, 2022 is: culminate KUL-muh-nayt verb Culminate usually means “to reach the highest or a climactic or decisive point,” or "to reach the end or final result of something." // The festivities will culminate with a spectacular display of fireworks. // The partnership between the two songwriters culminated at last in a chart-topping single. See the entry > Examples: “The trail culminates at a mountaintop summit with handcrafted log benches as well as views of Lake Tahoe in one direction, Granite Chief Wilderness in the other.” – The Mountain Democrat (Placerville, California), 28 July 2021 Did you know? When a star or other heavenly body culminates, it reaches its highest point above the horizon from the vantage point of an observer on the ground. Culminate was drawn from Medieval Latin culminare, meaning "to crown," specifically for this astronomical application. Its ultimate root is Latin culmen, meaning "top." Today, the word's typical context is less lofty: it can mean “to reach a climactic point,” as in “a long career culminating in a prestigious award,” but it can also simply mean "to reach the end of something,” as in “a sentence culminating in a period.”
Starting the morning off with God is the key to strength and success in your day! Join me in praying the Catholic morning offering, as well as hear meditations, learn about the saint of the day, and hear today's Scripture readings from Holy Mass.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/deannapierw)To sign up to receive a daily email of the Morning Offering through The Catholic Company, go to https://www.morningoffering.com/Excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. The Morning Glory Consecration Prayer is excerpted from "33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Marian Consecration" by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, © 2011 Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M., p. 137.If you have any comments, please email me at Deanna.firstname.lastname@example.org.Support the show
In this live English lesson we will talk about advanced vocabulary terms we use when having a conversation about weather, but we'll focus a little more on the verbs we use. You will be able to use terms like sleet, heat index, cold snap, dew, drafty, and so many others in your next English conversation.
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As someone who makes a living using words, Benny Wills does not need an explanation about their value or a lecture about the importance of defending them. The Cultural Marxists have made it their mission to change the meaning of some words, while outright banning others. Can society continue to look the other way as the English language is attacked and subverted by those seeking to destroy society through the removal of words used to describe the family, or will the people rise up and take back their right to use language to express themselves? It isn't too late to fight back, but the window of opportunity for doing something to protect our freedom of expression is closing quickly. Sponsors: Emergency Preparedness Food: www.preparewithmacroaggressions.com Chemical Free Body: https://www.chemicalfreebody.com and use promo code: MACRO C60 Purple Power: https://c60purplepower.com/ Promo Code: MACRO Wise Wolf Gold & Silver: www.Macroaggressions.gold True Hemp Science: https://truehempscience.com/ Haelan: https://haelan951.com/pages/macro Free 10 Day Trial @ Ickonic: https://www.ickonic.com/affiliate/charlie-robinson Coin Bit App: https://coinbitsapp.com/?ref=0SPP0gjuI68PjGU89wUv Macroaggressions Merch Store: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/macroaggressions?ref_id=22530 LinkTree: linktr.ee/macroaggressions Books: HYPOCRAZY: https://amzn.to/3AFhfg2 Controlled Demolition on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08M21XKJ5 Purchase "The Octopus Of Global Control" Amazon: https://amzn.to/3aEFFcr Barnes & Noble: https://bit.ly/39vdKeQ Online Connection: Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/Macroaggressions Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/macroaggressions_podcast/ Discord Link: https://discord.gg/4mGzmcFexg Website: www.theoctopusofglobalcontrol.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/theoctopusofglobalcontrol Twitter: www.twitter.com/macroaggressio3 Twitter Handle: @macroaggressio3 YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCn3GlVLKZtTkhLJkiuG7a-Q Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2LjTwu5 Email For Helium Miner: Email: email@example.com Benny Wills Links: Joy Camp: http://www.thejoycamp.com/ Parrhesia: https://productions.bennywills.com/a/39668/c6mfRooL
Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants. It is easy to be a realist and only see what our physical eyes show us. But this often leads to a faulty interpretation of reality. In all things, we must take our faith into account and remember God's promises.
Poet, novelist, essayist Adam Zagajewski was born in Lwów on June 21, 1945. He spent his childhood in Silesia and then in Cracow, where he graduated from Jagiellonian University.Zagajewski first became well known as one of the leading poets of the Generation of '68' or the Polish New Wave (Nowa fala) and is one of Poland's most famous contemporary poets. His books of poetry in English include Asymmetry: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), Eternal Enemies: Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008), Without End: New and Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002), and Mysticism for Beginners (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997), all translated by Clare Cavanagh.He is also the author of a memoir, Another Beauty (2000, translated by Clare Cavanagh) and the prose collections, Two Cities(1995, translated by Lillian Vallee) and Solitude and Solidarity (1990, translated by Lillian Vallee). His poems and essays have been translated into many languages. Among his honors and awards are a fellowship from the Berliner Kunstlerprogramm, the Kurt Tucholsky Prize, a Prix de la Liberté, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Since 1988, he has served as Visiting Associate Professor of English in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston. In 2010, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. He served as co-editor of Zeszyty literackie (Literary Review), which is published in Paris. Zagajewski lived in Paris and Houston, Texas until his death on March 21, 2021.From https://poets.org/poet/adam-zagajewski. For more information about Adam Zagajewski:“Don't Allow the Lucid Moment to Dissolve”: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57090/dont-allow-the-lucid-moment-to-dissolve“Adam Zagajewski”: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/adam-zagajewski“Slight Exaggeration: An Interview with Adam Zagajewski”: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/slight-exaggeration-an-interview-with-adam-zagajewski/
On episode 218 we have a freshly recorded set by Carlos Manaça with Guitos Live Percussions in an open-air event in Paços de Ferreira, near Oporto, Portugal, in a totally drums night.Carlos and Guitos will be starting a new project together called “Feel The Drums”, stay tuned for that !If you are a Radio Station and want to broadcast our weekly English spoken Radio Show, please subscribe it here: http://bit.ly/MagnaRadioShowSyndicastMore info athttp://www.facebook.com/guitoslivepercussionhttps://linktr.ee/carlosmanacahttp://www.facebook.com/magnarecordingshttp://www.soundcloud.com/magnarecordingshttp://bit.ly/MagnaRecordingsBeatporthttp://bit.ly/MagnaRecordingsTraxsourcehttp://bit.ly/MagnaRadioShowSyndicast
Zhang Li received a great job offer but ultimately missed out on the opportunity because her English did not meet the requirements. Gao Yue encouraged her that there would be many job opportunities in the future. Then Gao Yue invited Zhang Li to review her English together.Zhang Li received a great job offer, but ultimately missed out on the opportunity because her English did not meet the requirements. Gao Yue encouraged her that there would be many job opportunities in the future. Then Gao Yue invited Zhang Li to review her English together.
Lauds, Sunday Morning Prayer of the Liturgy of the Hours, on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website at singthehours.org! To support this work, please visit: https://www.patreon.com/singthehours. Deus in Adjutorium – "O God Come To My Assistance" Hymn: "Aeterne Rerum Conditor," St. Ambrose of Milan, 4th century Psalm 63v2-9 Canticle: Daniel 3v57-88, 56 Psalm 149 Reading: Revelation 7v10, 12 Responsory: Christ, Son of the living God, have mercy on us. Benedictus (English, Tone 8, Luke 1v68-79) Intercessions: "Lord, you are our life and our salvation." The Lord's Prayer Concluding Prayers Hail Mary The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
Today we are talking about Tip #17 to help you boost your self-confidence, which is to embrace change. People who lack self-confidence fear change. Remind yourself that change is a part of life and that the outcome of most change is positive. Embrace the joy and sense of achievement you'll feel when you have stepped outside your comfort zone. You can listen to several episodes I've done on embracing change, if this might be an issue for you to grow and accelerate your results. Tune in tomorrow for Tip #18 to help you boost your self-confidence. If you get value from these Accountability Minutes, please take a minute to leave me a short rating and review. I would really appreciate it and always love to hear from you. Subscribe to my high-value proven business success tips and resources Blog (https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/blog/) Take advantage of all the complimentary business tips and tools by joining the Free Silver Membership on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/inner-circle-store/. Want more from The Accountability Coach™, subscribe to more high-value content by looking for me on https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/my-podcast/ and on most podcast platforms and in most English-speaking countries, or by going to https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/accountabilitycoach.com/id290547573. Subscribe to my YouTube channel with business success principles (https://www.youtube.com/annebachrach) Connect with me on Linked-In (https://www.linkedin.com/in/annebachrach) Connect with me on Pinterest (https://pinterest.com/resultsrule/) Connect with me on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/annebachrach/) Connect with me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheAccountabilityCoach) Go to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com to check out for yourself how I, as your Accountability Coach™, can help you get and stay focused on you highest payoff activities that put you in the highest probability position to achieve your professional and personal goals, so you can enjoy the kind of business and life you truly want and deserve. As an experienced accountability coach and author of 5 books, I help business professionals make more money, work less, and enjoy even better work life balance. Check out my proven business accelerator resources by going to https://www.accountabilitycoach.com/coaching-store/. Aim for what you want each and every day! Anne Bachrach The Accountability Coach™ Business professionals and Advisors who utilize Anne Bachrach's proven business-success systems make more money, work less, and enjoy better work life balance. Author of Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule, Live Life with No Regrets, No Excuses, the Work Life Balance Emergency Kit and more. Get your audio copies today.
Join Annie and Jenny deep in the Cairngorms, as they climb Ben Avon, but the summit isn't the goal, instead, they take a detour to an astounding rock formation called Clach Bhan, or in English, the Women's Stone. This rock formation overlooks the surrounding glens, and has been a place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years. Pregnant women from miles around would undertake an arduous trek to this point and ask the stone for a safe childbirth. But why this stone, three-quarters of the way up a mountain? What caused it to be here? Why are there numerous bowl-shaped holes, perfect for sitting? And most importantly, what drew women to this spot, in search of solace and safety? This episode is sponsored by WeeBox - go to www.weebox.com and enter the code ‘Story10' for an exclusive discount! You can support Stories of Scotland on patreon, visit www.patreon.com/storiesofscotland to join up! References: Aberdeen Press and Journal. Old North Country Superstitions. 1877. Gordon J, Wignall R, Brazier N, Bruneau P, ‘Cairngorms, A landscape Fashioned by Geology', Scottish National Heritage, 2006. Mason D. Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness, volume xiv, 1887-1888. Inverness: Gaelic Society of Inverness; 1889. Northern Scot and Moray & Nairn Express. A Highland Village in the 18th Century. 1911. Sinclair J. Statistical Accounts of Scotland. Edinburgh: William Creech; 1794. Smith A. The history and antiquities of new and old Aberdeen. Aberdeen: A. Murray; 1882.
There will come a time when all of the people of the world will stand before God. On that day, will you be ready? Jesus instructs us in three vivid stories how we can be prepared for that great and awesome day. We are to watch and be prepared, keeping our light shining fueled by the Spirit. Whatever God has given us, we should faithfully get to work to multiply, and with compassion we can meet the needs of the world. This is a life that is worthy of God's kingdom. All that is needed for this life is provided by Jesus. He is the light, He gives the riches and He is there with the ones who need help.
What are the signs of Jesus' soon return? What are the warnings for us all? What are the instructions He has given ？Am I aware of the signs, alert to the warnings and obedient to the instructions?
No matter how strong, smart, inspired or enthusiastic you are, if you cannot persevere through something difficult, you won't succeed. You can have all the brilliant ideas in the world but if you do not persevere, you will quit before you achieve them. Without perseverance, you can't do much. Without perseverance people quit jobs, end relationships, move cities, drop out of clubs or teams, and just don't finish what they so heartily started.
The pride and hypocrisy of the religious leaders left them outside of the gathering Jesus longed for. Instead of being gathered together, these religious leaders were separated into their religious factions and totally rejected Jesus Christ. Let us check our hearts to see if there is any prideful or hypocritical way in us. Let us humbly and sincerely come to Jesus and remember that to be great in God's Kingdom, we must become the servant of all.
Perttu Pölönen - Future Skills - At just 25-years-old, Finnish inventor, composer, futurist and author Perttu Pölönen has already been honored on the list for “Innovators under 35 Europe 2018” by MIT Technology Review and on September 14, he releases his first book translated to English. Future Skills (Viva Editions) takes a practical, personal look at our ever-changing technological landscape while investigating our ability to respond, adapt and evolve as a society. Learn more about Perttu at Get Perttu's book Future Skills on Amazon at Pölönen offers a young, fresh perspective on so many topics being discussed as we advance in technology and social media all around the world. Each chapter is an informative and personal narrative from the author, followed by bulleted “homework” items that the reader can put into practice. Please support the Break It Down Show by doing a monthly subscription to the show All of the money you invest goes directly to supporting the show! For the of this episode head to Haiku Inventors are rare Dude, make a better future Thrilled to have him on Similar episodes: Andrews and Wilson Anna Simons Janeshia A. Ginyard Join us in supporting Save the Brave as we battle PTSD. Executive Producer/Host: Pete A Turner Producer: Damjan Gjorgjiev Writer: Dragan Petrovski The Break It Down Show is your favorite best, new podcast, featuring 5 episodes a week with great interviews highlighting world-class guests from a wide array of shows.
Giving yourself grace can look like allowing yourself to dream a new dream for your life. Today I talk to Grace Onions about her dreams & Legacy she is building, we cover: 1. Making space for your passions in your life 2. Entrepreneurship 3. Being healthy 4. Creating a Legacy Grace Onions is definitely no stranger to TV screens across the USA. Her popularity continues to increase as she graduates into show business via the catwalk as an agency represented model. Born and raised in Southern Africa, she is the middle child of seven children who brings an eclectic touch to the melting pot of the growing TV and Film industry in Dallas Texas. She has interviewed numerous Celebrities to name a few "The Braxtons", Dr Sherry, Tamela Mann, Cool Moe D, Miss J of ANTM and numerous more in Dallas and New Orleans where she was among the select few Radio hosts that interviewed mega stars that performed and attended the "Essence Magazine Music Festival." One of her great passions currently is writing and is the author of an upcoming book that is soon to be released. A tribute to her late father who was an English and History Teacher. Connect: Twitter: @graceonthefuze Profile: about.me/graceoni LinkedIn: Grace O. KNOW your Roots, Grow your Purpose LINKS: Message Africana Woman with Chulu on WhatsApp. https://wa.me/message/E3N7TH7RZSS4P1 +260978470395 Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.africanawoman.com/ 100th Episode Live Recording: Guest RSVP: click here Sponsor Form: click here AWV Retreat 29-31 July, 2022 Retreat to Relax and Reconnect with Self https://forms.gle/DebJPuLaFPGmquLF7 Become a member of the Africana Woman Visionaries Co Working Space Hub: click here Socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chulu_bydesign/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/africanawoman Join the Africana Woman Visionaries: https://www.facebook.com/groups/africanawomanvisionaries Africana Woman Blog: https://www.africanawoman.com/blog
Recently, Erik interviewed Merrick Preti, our new employee here at Array Digital. In this episode, Erik shares how important to hire English majors. — Erik J. Olson is the Founder & CEO of Array Digital - a marketing agency that provides bold marketing which helps managing partners grow their law firms. He is also: Author of Million Dollar Journey: How to launch a seven-figure business, available on Amazon.com. Host of the Journey to $100 Million daily podcast—sharing tips, tricks, and lessons learned from scaling Array Digital into be a world-class digital marketing powerhouse. Host of The Managing Partners Podcast—interviews with America's top managing partners about how they're running and growing their law firms. Erik speaks often on the topics of entrepreneurship, building freelance businesses, and digital marketing. Connect with Erik on Instagram at @erik.j.olson. — Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups. — For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for June 25, 2022 is: noisome NOY-sum adjective The word noisome describes what is very unpleasant or disgusting, and is used especially of disgusting smells. // A noisome stench came from the narrow alley. See the entry > Examples: "In 1905, a 'garbage committee' led by a Mrs. J.G. McLean demanded a more subtle and sanitary L.A. trash management than the noisy and noisome practice of trash cans collected and then dropped with a clang on public sidewalks where, as The Times wrote appetizingly, they lay 'with reminiscences of the day before yesterday's dinner clinging to the sides, there to fester and fry in the fierce rays of the sun.'" — Patt Morrison, The Los Angeles Times, 6 Feb. 2022 Did you know? Noisome looks and sounds like a close relation of noisy, but it's not. While noisy describes what is excessively loud, noisome typically describes what is excessively stinky. (It is also used to describe things offensive to the senses generally, as well as things that are highly obnoxious, objectionable, or simply harmful.) Noisome comes from the synonymous Middle English noysome, which combined the suffix -some, meaning “characterized by a specified thing,” and the noun noy, meaning “annoyance.” Noisy, incidentally, comes ultimately from Latin nausea, meaning “nausea.”
Vespers I, Saturday Evening Prayer on the 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 25th, 2022. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deus in Adjutorium Hymn: Now thank we all our God Psalm 141v1-9 Psalm 142 Canticle: Philippians 2v6-11 Reading: Romans 11v33-36 Responsory: Our hearts are filled with wonder as we contemplate your works, O Lord. Canticle of Mary (Magnificat) Intercessions: Lord, be with your people. The Lord’s Prayer Concluding Prayers Salve Regina The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C..
Eight and Rou spend the evening hearing stories from Dawson's adventures before setting off for the temple the next morning. They also learn a little more information about their upcoming adventure, mainly that Dawson lost several friends the last time he was there.The group arrives at the entrance of the temple, and decide to camp within the cavern entry until daylight in the event they need a quick escape. When they finally descend into the temple, Dawson discovers that the traps his group had cleared previously have not been reset and everything appears just as it was all those years ago. As the trio draws closer to the room where Dawson's friends were lost, he grows more agitated and anxious. He prepares his weapon and gives Eight and Rou one final warning about the danger that lies ahead. It isn't until they start to examine the room and disturb its contents that the silence of the temple is broken by the sound of moving rock. Follow us on Twitter @RoadsUnchartedFollow Dax @GM_Dax, Kappa @TheKappaChris, Wren @ThornyDryad, and Graeme @graemecrackerz1
Do you want to learn English words and phrases so you can talk about flowers? Jen and I are flower growers, so we are surrounded by them. I'm going to take some to show you some of our flower growing areas and you'll learn how to use some English phrases to talk about flowers.In this English lesson I will teach you some English words and phrases about flowers. I'll talk about the events where flowers are commonly used, and you'll learn words and phrases like pruners, special occasion, get well soon, to lift one's spirits, corsage, and more. You'll also learn the basic English words for the parts of the flower.Each year around this time I like to create an English lesson about flowers. I like to make a lesson like this because I live on a flower farm and it is fun to share the beauty! Jen and I have been growing flowers for many years and we love it. It's always fun to combine my farming job with my English teaching on Youtube.I hope you enjoy this English lesson about flowers! Have a great day!Note: This is the audio portion of a Youtube English lesson which you can watch right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fF4JdbP6GA or find by searching Youtube for, "Bob the Canadian Flowers"Support the show
Our podcast is calling your name. This week, Jimmy and Larry are picking up the pieces to talk podding in a ran through crib post-photoshoot escalation, the point of drawstrings, smuggling sea turtle skin over the border, the 7th Floor Crew, nicotine bans, one group chat's rap rollout assessment and speculation, Honestly Nevermind, what we love about Drake and his classic albums, 808s & Heartbreak, the stark contrast of seeing Pusha T rap his ass off live, the sheer genius of French Montana's grasp or lack thereof of the English language, the best meal in a New York minute, James jumping over the jortman, 1” inseams, Lawrence attending his first pride parade, whether or not you can say bussy on mic, dark regrettable moments of podcasting past, TF vs. Nolita Dirtbag, the anatomy of IG beef and much more. For more Throwing Fits, check us out on Patreon: www.patreon.com/throwingfits. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
What's up with the fancy-schmancy "ahnt" pronunciation of the word "aunt"? And why are the rules about capitalizing cocktail names so wonky? We have all the answers today!Transcript: https://grammar-girl.simplecast.com/episodes/ant-or-ahnt-capitalizing-cocktail-names-archie-bunkerReferences for the "ahnt" segment by Valerie Fridland:Phillips, Betty. (1989). The Diffusion of a Borrowed Sound Change. Journal of English Linguistics, 22(2), 197–204.Freeborn, Dennis. (1992). From old English to standard English : a course book in language variation across time. University of Ottawa Press: Ottawa.Grandgent, C.H. (1899). Franklin to Lowell. A Century of New England Pronunciation. Publication of the Modern Language Association, vol. 14 (2), 207-239.Trudgill, Peter (2008). The Historical Sociolinguistics of Elite Accent Change: On Why RP is not Disappearing. Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 44: 3–12.Walker, John. (1791). A critical pronouncing dictionary. London: Robinson.Wells, John. (1982). Accents of English. Cambridge University Press.| Subscribe to the newsletter for regular updates.| Watch my LinkedIn Learning writing course.| Peeve Wars card game. | Grammar Girl books. | HOST: Mignon Fogarty| VOICEMAIL: 833-214-GIRL (833-214-4475)| Grammar Girl is part of the Quick and Dirty Tips podcast network.| Theme music by Catherine Rannus at beautifulmusic.co.uk.| Grammar Girl Social Media Links:https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/podcastshttps://www.tiktok.com/@therealgrammargirlhttp://twitter.com/grammargirlhttp://facebook.com/grammargirlhttp://instagram.com/thegrammargirlhttps://www.linkedin.com/company/grammar-girl