Country in the South Pacific
Oh wow, what a time capsule of an episode. Listen to how young we were a month ago. So much has happened since then, and we refuse to discuss any of it. I'm back from Fiji now, so I get to use this space to say SMDFTB THE SUN WILL NEVER SET ON THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN. Mea culpa - we skipped a 20 minute episode where Papaw cooks with James Gandolfini's son. Sorry. But also, you're fine. We love you. Like, subscribe, follow @gabbingwithbabish on instagram and electronically mail us @ firstname.lastname@example.org!
Donate (no account necessary) | Subscribe (account required) On November 28th, The Wright Report covers diverse global issues including US military expansion in Guyana, Fiji's pivot towards China, and significant political shifts in several European countries due to immigration concerns. The episode delves into the intricate geopolitical dynamics in South America and the Pacific, and analyzes rising conservative sentiment across Europe, highlighting the growing concerns over immigration policies and their impact on native populations.
Amanda Cassar is a financial adviser based on Australia's Gold Coast. She holds a Master of Financial Planning, with specialist accreditations in Aged Care advice and Self Managed Superannuation Funds (retirement/pension savings.) She has a special interest in financial abuse and is the course writer of the Financial Abuse Specialist accreditation, globally distributed by Standards International UK. Amanda is part of a family business with her 2 adult children employed in the business. She is currently building her 4th home and loves resting up in her hinterland hideaway with the chickens, koalas and kangaroos. Amanda is experienced with all things financial including budgeting, building wealth for retirement, insurance protection strategies and financial abuse. She can speak about family business, ethical investing, women and money, including philanthropy in our lives and portfolios and holds a Master of Financial Planning. She has a keen interest in Leadership and has invested in 3 trips with The Hunger Project to Uganda, Malawi and India to see their Vision, Commitment and Action in progress. Amanda is an author, podcast host, qualified financial adviser and global traveler. Amanda has trekked the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda to see the endangered silverback mountain gorillas, dived from Lake Malawi to Fiji and spent time with female leaders in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. She has a passion for raising awareness of Financial Abuse and wants to shine a light on the subject, helping advisers become more savvy in recognizing the signs, and moving clients from victims to survivors. Amanda is also a speaker, having presented on stage from Sydney Australia, to Orlando, Florida in her travels. 3 Top Tips Identifying the red flags of financial abuse Understanding those who may suffer from abuse How we can help those going through abuse Social media Insta and Twitter @financechicks http://www.amandacassar.com.au https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandacassar/
This weeks guest is Lisa Talbert who joins us from Portland, Oregon. Lisa is a career bartender with over 15 years behind the bar in a variety of bar settings. This ranges from dive bars, upscale dining, family dining, casinos, distilleries and craft cocktail lounges. Lisa started her drinkstagram journey in the wake of the pandemic as a hobby, and a little break for herself from having to homeschool her kids during that time. Lisa loved photography, so she did some YouTube and Google research, absorbed as much photography info as she could and @lisa.sips on Instagram was born. Lisa grew up in the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. Fiji is an extremely diverse country, with a vast food history and Lisa uses that influence as flavor inspiration for her cocktails. Fiji does not have a prevalent drinking culture, so it's a way for Lisa to border the two. Being able to share her creativity through cocktails has become therapy for Lisa. As a result of starting the Instagram page - we can quote Lisa on the following : “I has been fortunate to receive an extensive education on techniques, spirits and the history of the industry than I ever would have if I hadn't started my page. The possibilities of cocktails are endless!” LInks @lisa.sips @sugarrunbar @babylonsistersbar @argyle_arms_2023 @the_industry_podcast email us: email@example.com Podcast Artwork by Zak Hannah zakhannah.co
New Zealand needs more seasonal workers from the Pacific, but regional leaders are sounding the alarm about the impact on their economies. The number of Pacific Island seasonal workers coming to Aotearoa has doubled in the last decade and has jumped by almost a third in the last three years. National pledged during the election campaign to double the cap on seasonal workers from 19,000 to 38,000 under the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. In the year to June 2023, 48,000 people left the Pacific to participate in New Zealand's RSE scheme and the Australian equivalent - but Pacific leaders in Samoa, Vanuatu, and Fiji have expressed concern, saying their own economies are being impacted. Samoa's Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mata'afa said countries like hers should not be seen merely as `outposts' which `grow' labourers for developed nations, and has since brought in legislation to try and exert some control over labour movements. Meanwhile, New Zealand's National and Act parties have signed a coalition agreement to increase the cap but did not specify by how much. Kathryn speaks to Massey University's Dr. Apisalome Movono and Professor Regina Scheyvens about the implications.
Fiji and Israel are around 16,000 kilometers apart. It's almost 17,000 kilometers to Tonga. Despite this great geographical distance, it is the tiny states in the Pacific that feel a particularly close connection to Israel. This was most recently made clear in the UN resolution passed at the end of October, when some of the countries were among only 14 states that voted against the resolution. My colleague Barbara Barkhausen took a closer look at this exciting topic and the historical stories associated with it. - Rund 16.000 Kilometer trennen Fidschi und Israel. Bis nach Tonga sind es sogar fast 17.000 Kilometer. Trotz dieser großen geographischen Distanz sind es die winzigen Staaten im Pazifik, die eine besonders enge Verbundenheit mit Israel verspüren. Dies wurde zuletzt in der Ende Oktober verabschiedeten UN-Resolution deutlich, als einige der Länder unter den nur 14 Staaten waren, die gegen den Beschluss stimmten. Meine Kollegin Barbara Barkhausen hat sich dieses spannende Thema und die historischen Geschichten, die damit verbunden sind, näher für uns angeschaut.
Donate (no account necessary) | Subscribe (account required) On November 27th, The Wright Report delves into diverse global issues, including a new viral outbreak in China, escalating Israeli-Gaza tensions, and the vulnerability of the US northern border. The episode also explores the ethical challenges in AI development, focusing on Chat GPT's Q-Star, and examines significant political shifts in the Netherlands and Fiji's leaning towards China. The situation in Myanmar and its impact on global politics is also analyzed.
In this episode, we're helping you get excited about Mondays. Can it be done!? We've got a new strategy for you to try that could help with beating the Monday blues. And yes – it's a lot more cost-effective than packing up your desk and heading to Fiji. LINKS Read more about ‘Neophilia' here: The Science of Novelty | Psychology Today Australia Follow @novapodcastsofficial on Instagram CREDITS Host: Casey Donovan @caseydonovan88 Writer: Amy Molloy @amymolloy Executive Producer: Anna HenvestEditor: Adrian Walton Listen to more great podcasts at novapodcasts.com.au See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Donate (no account necessary) | Subscribe (account required) In this episode, Bryan Dean Wright, a former CIA officer, shares insights on a range of crucial topics. He discusses an explosion on the US northern border, AI advancements with Chat GPT's Q Star, surprising election results in the Netherlands, a new viral outbreak in China, Fiji's foreign policy shift, and listener feedback on handling bullying. Join us for these compelling updates, offering a mix of domestic and international news with expert analysis.
The Veiqia Project is a creative research project inspired by the practice of Fijian female tattooing of veiqia. In 2015 a group of Fijian women based in New Zealand and Australia were brought together to create new works for an exhibition inspired by veiqia (Fijian female tattoo), a practice that was stopped from around the mid-19th century and conducted in secrecy up to the early 20th century. The project involved an online research forum and time spent with Fijian collections in Fiji and New Zealand museums. The exhibition took place at ST PAUL St Gallery in March 2016 for the Auckland Arts Festival and coincided with the PAA XII International Symposium. Four years after their creation - on the 27th April 2019, The Veiqia Project held an event on Dhawaral country at Campbelltown Arts Centre called 'Solevu' - a full day of delicious lovo-making (Fijian earth oven), workshops and talanoa to celebrate the last 18 months of cross-generational Era Yalovata Na Marama program. And due to this event, which Cribbs came across and invited Talica....The 2 Brownish Girls podcast was born. Join Cribbs & Talica and members of The Veiqia Project, Donita, Luisa and Margaret for great interview.
Pat is joined by Bryce Marcantonio from VT FIJI to discuss a 20-year tradition: the annual 'Run Across Virginia' prior to the VT-UVA game. VT FIJI has raised $16,000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, surpassing their goal of $15,000. Participate here! https://vfoundation.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.personalCampaign&participantID=12846
In this episode I speak about watching Ralph Barbosa's latest comedy special, Cowabunga. I also speak about the series finale's of; DAVE, Billions, Better Call Saul and The Chi. The Spun Today Podcast is a Podcast that is anchored in Writing, but unlimited in scope. Give it a whirl. 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Welcome to the Spun Today podcast, the only podcast that is anchored in writing, but unlimited in scope. I'm your host, Tony Ortiz, and I appreciate you listening. This is episode 248 of the Spun Today podcast, the Thanksgiving edition. Hopefully you're enjoying it with you and yours. And if you're taking a break between stuffing your faces and watching football, I appreciate you taking the time to listen. This episode might be on the shorter side, but didn't want to leave you all hanging. And on a positive note, you can get back to your festivities that much sooner. In this episode, I'll be speaking about Ralph Barboza's latest comedy special, Cowabunga. And I'll be telling you about a couple of TV shows, series, that have come to an end. Shows that I've broken down seasons of in the past, done a deep dive on each. And although their final seasons were [00:01:00] enjoyable, they didn't really. Weren't, at least for me, the like deep dive of the entire series, but I definitely wanted to give them honorable mentions nonetheless. So stick around for all that good stuff. But first I wanted to tell you guys about a quick way you can help support this show if you so choose. First off, if you're doing any Black Friday or early Christmas shopping, please don't forget to use all the affiliate links on my website spuntoday. com forward slash support where you'll find the Amazon links and discounts to a bunch of other goodies like athletic greens, mock up shots. If you're a writer, Libsyn, if you're a podcast or thinking of starting your own podcast stitch fix, if you want to update that wardrobe or perhaps gift a box for the holidays, you'll find all those affiliate links there that will not only help support this podcast, but also. Give you some pretty cool [00:02:00] discounts. Spun today. com for slash support. Aside from that, here is another quick way you can help support the Spun Today podcast. And then we will jump right into the episode. Ralph Barbosa's comedy special Cowabunga. Ralph is a young comedian. He is a Mexican American from Texas. I first saw him, like, just by chance. I was watching something else on HBO and Like the app recommended I forget exactly what it was I think it was like a Latino comedians like montage or like a Like the finalists of some competition or something like that But it was essentially two half hour specials one of which was Ralph's and the other was a young lady Who's I don't remember unfortunately, but from that HBO half hour I thought he was dope, super funny, and I'm sure would have a great comedic career.[00:03:00] He's in his mid twenties, I want to say, 26, 27, maybe 28, but he was really funny. He had really good callbacks. I think I broke down that special, perhaps in the past year on, on the podcast. I'm not remembering offhand right now, but he had some great callbacks in it. Good joke writing. Something about him, he has a like a very calm, laid back, kind of like seems high all the time, like that type of demeanor. But that demeanor helps hold your attention in an interesting way as an audience member. And he has bits and you know like bigger chunks, but I think of his comedy more, and I don't know if this is accurate to say, but at least this is like the What I think of when I think about his comedy he has more like non sequiturs, like one liners, one or two liners that stand out more, at least for me from his bits and, and bigger chunks that I really enjoy because [00:04:00] it highlights how much of an attention to detail he pays to Just mundane everyday situations and happenings that we all encounter and how he's able to take those and make them funny, which is great. And I'll, I'm looking forward to seeing how he continues to like evolve and grow within his craft. And he's again, already really, really good, super funny and enjoyable. He has this dope bit. On this new special, Cowabunga, available on Netflix, by the way, if I didn't mention that earlier. Where he's talking about bottled water and how it was like a big feat that he drank a water today because all he normally drinks is soda, which is definitely relatable, especially like when I was younger. Definitely not anymore. That just catches up to you. I could literally remember like my [00:05:00] teenage years drinking zero water and nothing but like soda and like iced tea That's how I would get technically h2o is by you know, make mixing my own Fucking brisk and s tea or something like that in a big jug of water, but He parlays that into speaking about like fancy waters and you know in like Fiji bottles And just had me dying cuz he he was like One of the shittiest waters that people, bottle of water that people judge you about is when you drink Dasani. And he was like, but I don't mind Dasani, it reminds me of my childhood because it tastes like Manguera. Which for my hispanically challenged folks out there, Manguera is a hose of water. So it tastes like the water from the hose that you used to drink when you were a kid. He has another one that's super funny about like being religious like we're all growing up, you know with religious family members and Not going to church he's like folks like that like him, you know have like the same kind of mentality where it's like you feel [00:06:00] like if you're good enough, you'll get into heaven and That God is kind of like the police chief in the movies that at the end he tell he he's scolding the detective and he's like, you don't play by the book, but you're a damn good detective. Get in here. And that that's essentially like how God's going to be when you get to the pearly gates. And he's done a lot of pods and interviews where I've been able to see more into, into his personality and how he is like offstage as he's promoting this latest special. So if you're into that kind of stuff, definitely. Check him out. He's done Neil Brennan's blocks. He's on flagrant with Andrew Schultz. He's in camp with Mark Agnon, Felipe Esparza's podcast, did a big boy interview, and I'm sure there's a bunch more. So definitely check those out if you're interested and definitely, absolutely check out his latest comedy special, Ralph Barbosa [00:07:00] Cowabunga available now on Netflix. So, like I mentioned in the intro, there's a bunch of TV shows that have had their series finales have come to an end. Some of which, by the way, happened months ago. And all of these shows, I've broken down previous seasons of by taking deep dives into each one and giving them their own little segment here, but I'm not doing so for their finale, ironically. Take care. For a few reasons. Their final seasons didn't resonate with me as much as their previous seasons. Not that they were bad, just that they didn't resonate as much. You know, they weren't bangers like I thought each of the previous seasons were. Some were better than others. But that's one reason. Another reason is, some of these ended months ago, maybe even a year ago. I'm just late to catching up and actually watching them. But just from a historical look back perspective [00:08:00] of this podcast, you know being that I did break them down in the past For previous seasons wanted to at least mention their their finales here and the shows are Dave Billions better call Saul and the shy So start off with Dave the first third or 25 percent of This season started off great, I thought, like right on, on pace with previous seasons. That first episode when, you know, in this season he's like uber famous and this is one episode, the first episode where this girl is pretending not to know who he is all night. Claims to be from this small town and you know, he has a big artist where he's always being recognized. Kind of gets pulled towards that. Oh, let me, you know, hang out with the quote unquote common folk and he kind of likes the girl, but she and her friends knew exactly who he was and we're we're all [00:09:00] like plotting on him the entire time. So like blew up in his face. That was a dope episode. Then the second episode, which was all about a video shoot. Was a cool episode. I especially liked it. The way it was shot, the way it was directed. They did a lot of hectic looking camera angles. The camera would change from like frame to frame to frame and all the shots weren't centered and it was like sporadic and all over the place. And I felt that that was an interesting way to film it because it lined up with How randomly Dave, the character, thinks. How he could be speaking about one thing, then goes off on a tangent, then from that tangent, splits off into three other tangents, then circles back to the original thing he was talking about. And I felt that that's what the, the director of that episode was intending to show. And it was a funny episode. There was a scene where, reminded me a bit of like a, [00:10:00] Kerr, Kirby Enthusiasm. type of scene where he's at a Starbucks and the barista says, a coffee for Jew, Jew. Are you Jew? Coffee for Jew? And he's like getting offended. He's like, Oh my God, you really just like, because I'm Jewish and the coffee happens to be for a Korean guy named the Jew. So that was funny. But yeah, that episode kind of reminded me of the way, like, Birdman, the movie was shot. Kind of like, with the camera angles jumping all over the place, and I thought it was interesting. But from there on out, and the rest of the season was good, it just fell off for me. And I felt like it was trying to be Atlanta ish, if that makes sense. I feel like Atlanta was so... Such a seminal showing that it kind of invented its own way of doing TV, [00:11:00] like its own genre, if you will. And I felt like the second half, or the second, you know, half to three quarters of the final season of Dave was trying to emulate that. And it didn't do it as well, in my opinion, as Atlanta, for example. But it was definitely a... Good season, a great series in general that I highly recommend for folks to check out. Billions Season 7. So this one out of all the, the series to me had the best ending. And by best I mean the most satisfying. It was like every single thing that I was rooting for as a viewer. So I'm sure many of you. Every single thing tied out in the positive note that you wanted it to. Even to the very unlikely teaming up and friendship, if you will, of Chuck Rhodes and Bobby Axelrod kind of joining [00:12:00] forces to defeat their mutual enemy in Mike Prince. And it did so in a way that was contrary, I feel, to like the formula of like the external want and the internal wants having to be. opposites in order to, like, satisfy the viewer or consumer of the story. I feel like at the end here, at least for all the main characters, they all got what they wanted. They got closure in relationships, like with Chuck and his dad. Wendy with Chuck, and it seemed like they were on path to putting their family back together. Wendy with her career, Wendy with Bobby, Axelrod. You know, blazing her own path and kind of, they both kind of turned their backs on that idea of them hooking up and getting together, which was, I just felt gross when that happened. Wendy's relationship with Taylor Mason, Taylor's relationship to remain independent, but with the full blessing of Bobby and running her [00:13:00] philanthropic arm, all the secondary characters, it was dope. It was, it was. Satisfying for like each, each character arc was just like ended in a high note it felt. And that was like the main takeaway of, of that final season. And I did like, like the lead in for the, for the series, how like the very first scene was the very first scene of the first episode was a flashback scene in, well actually a flash forward scene. So it showed you how the series was going to end. Then it flashed back. To present day and then every episode after that was like leading up to that moment. So you're kind of like anticipating what the fuck was that blow up about? So made it kind of like Ocean's 11 ask and in that way. And there were a couple lines of dialogue that I really enjoyed here that I jotted down. So let me read those to you. First up is control is often an expression of fear. Next one is. [00:14:00] Those words just fell out of your mouth like a meth head's teeth. And I like this one. Whatever happened way before memory, that's what drives us. So yeah, definitely a dope season. Sorry, a dope series. Very good season. Love the ending. Very satisfying. And that's Billions Season 7. Better Call Saul Season 6, if I'm not mistaken, was the series finale, which ended over a year ago, and I just finished up probably a few weeks ago, maybe a month or two ago. Very late, so I think that probably has a lot to do with the series feeling to me as a bit of a letdown the series finale rather, just because I've been disconnected from it for, for so long. But. Better Call Saul, which is the prequel to Breaking Bad, which is arguably, you know, top three series all time. I thought [00:15:00] Better Call Saul, which again is the prequel after the success of Better Call Saul, it was the prequel that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould were, you know, able to make and wanted to. Center around one of the secondary characters of Breaking Bad. Which was Saul Goodman, a. k. a. Jimmy McGill. And the series itself could be its own standalone series. If you didn't never watch Breaking Bad, you could watch Better Call Saul. And there's some like Easter eggs and stuff like that from Breaking Bad that you obviously won't get. But it's definitely not necessary to follow. And the series itself is very interesting and Just seeing how all those characters tie into the Breaking Bad story and obviously, you know, it's kind of like reverse engineering because Better Call Saul was made after Breaking Bad, so it's easier in a sense because you know where all the characters, just from a creative perspective, I'm thinking it's easier[00:16:00] from a creative perspective because you know where each character needs to end up, but it's also confining in a sense because you know You can find to certain things that you can or cannot do based on where those characters have to end up. You know what I mean? Very interesting creative exercise to do there. To do like a prequel to to an existing story. But this series is definitely a master class on that. You know, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould were able to do theirs. Really, really dope. Now the final season itself, it was... a bit anticlimactic for me. It was kind of fitting in how it ended just with Jimmy and, and Kim and how self sabotage prone they always were. And Jimmy's like main character trait, at least to me, is kind, he is kind of like a, like a gambling addict. Like he, like the risk of like getting away with shit and being a con man and giving up a good [00:17:00] thing. Just to start from the bottom and like try to make his way back up and then giving that up and cutting corners, living on the edge in that way and trying to get criminals off of crimes by finding loopholes and tricks within the law and legal system. Like the momentum of those kinds of traits and instincts, a lot of which Kim's character also exhibited and obviously partook in. Kind of led them to like the inevitable ending that they had, which again, when it ended, I was kind of like, that's it. That's how it's going to end. But it definitely was fitting. It was crazy how Howard Hamlin got got by fucking Lalo. That was unexpected. And how Mike's character as always trusty, trusty old Mike, part of the cleanup crew, just made all that shit go away. And you see Salamanca's rise [00:18:00] and it was pretty cool from all those aspects to to see Again, similar to like a few of the others Good season not great Anticlimactic Didn't love the ending at all. Not a not a big fan of the ending, but it was fitting for those characters but the series itself and again the The fact that it's a prequel to one of the greatest Series of all time and that it could stand on its own is definitely definitely worth a watch if you haven't seen the Better Call Saul series. And the last thing I'll say about it is that I still think that it was a missed opportunity, a missed creative opportunity. And I'm saying this completely selfishly, by the way, because it's an idea that I had that didn't really pan out. But early on in Better Call Saul. There was a point where they started showing the black and white jean flashbacks or flashbacks, flash [00:19:00] forwards, you know, like what it was, it would just show Jimmy's character, AKA Saul Goodman, who was also known as Jean at one point in time when he went into like witness protection or something, showing scenes of him at working at a Cinnabon or not in witness protection, actually, he was like, just in like self hiding, With a vacuum cleaner salesman that like makes people like disappear and shit. He just, again, couldn't help himself and his nature was just to be who he was and got himself caught again. But before it was revealed, like the, the order of that, how that was, who Saul Goodman wanted to be coming. I thought it would have been a good idea if that Jean character was like in between. The Saul Goodman that we knew from Breaking Bad and Jimmy McGill and that something occurred to make him have to go into either witness protection or something where he had to be that Gene character and then he invented the Saul Goodman character to get out of that [00:20:00] like Gene character world or whatever, but I digress anyway, better call Saul. Check it out. The Shai Has also come to an end much more recently, and I'm actually still not completely finished watching it. I have like an episode or two to go bUt definitely thought it deserved an honorable mention here. There's actually a bunch more that I like from this series than I believe the previous one, but it could also be, you know, recency, recency bias. I mean, the three main characters in Kevin, Jake, and Papa. We started when The Chi started, they were all like children, like elementary school kids, and now they're, at least in the series, graduated from high school, you know, grown up in that sense, you know, before our eyes, before, you know, over the several seasons that the show's been on, five, I believe, [00:21:00] maybe six, and with this season, final season as well, is that it shows a lot of like flashback scenes. Like, Kevin, for example, he graduated high school, he's still into gaming, he's taking it professional, he got, like, sponsored by, like, a gaming team, he wound up moving out and getting his own place, and then from there, parlaying that into being able to move to California in pursuit of this untraditional, untraditional job or, like, passion of his, which is gaming. And there's scenes with him on the train, which are really cool, where he's like, as he's on the train, going through different neighborhoods, remembering like, oh, that's where we used to ride our bikes. And it shows like a flashback scene of them through riding bikes. Or like running through the school, or like getting kissed by, by Miesha the first time. And sad things like when Kookie died and his brother, et cetera, et cetera. And as it shows, like those flashback scenes, you're like, Oh [00:22:00] shit, they were really little, like they look mad little and you see them now, like in this final season was like, damn, these kids, I really did fucking grow up. You know, time flies. That's crazy. And I follow a lot of them online, a lot of like the characters and the writers of the series. And when they were filming the. The final series and like wrapping up for certain characters that, you know, they had shot all their scenes so that they weren't going to return to set there while they're crying and like happy, sad, bittersweet about that happening, obviously, but I can just imagine how much like tighter of a, of a relationship they all have on set, like the, the folks that were there for years and years, not just the actors, but like all the cast and crew and Writers, directors, must be a pretty special relationship. But yeah, also in this series, Duda is in full force as usual. He's fucking like the devil reincarnate. Which is like taking over the city. [00:23:00] And a lot of the characters are grappling with Duda to one degree or another. Emmett winds up getting tied up with him. Well, feeling like pressure pressures to give his family a better life and kind of get ahead of himself and you know, he's doing well. He said he started the business or took over the Smokies business beginning to do well. He's with Keisha trying to do the family thing as well. But he he's like a little overambitious in, you know, wanting the house, wanting the car, wanting to buy his baby mama car, wanting to. Expand the business, except wanting to get to where you'd think he'd inevitably inevitably get to anyway, but much sooner. And then that allowed Duda, the little wiggle room that he needed to entice Emmett and then get them like roped up in his bullshit. And that's a storyline throughout the throughout this final series.[00:24:00] The folks like Papa's father, The minister, he speaks out against Duda and evil and stuff like that. He, well, you know, he went to prison in previous seasons for allowing Duda to wash his money, like through the church and repented for it and, and kind of pushed back on Duda when he wanted to do it again, then Duda winds up killing him, which was fucking sad. Prior to that happening though I thought it was pretty cool, Papa had Papa's Pulpit, his podcast, he had his father. He met his father to it and, you know, they spoke about differences that they were having and differences of opinion and just like growth and what it's like to be a father, Papa's perspective of what it's like to be his son. And it was a dope heart to heart that they had there on a podcast, which is always pretty cool to see. And when Papa was giving the eulogy for his father, I thought it was interesting, he, like, he mentions how [00:25:00] he, his father, is who he wanted to be proud of him. I think a lot of us sons feel that way. And his father is who he always wanted to impress. And then also had the realization that we have to write our own moral code to live by for ourselves. And not only live... Someone else's. Even if it's our own father's. I thought that was a good coming of age moment. If you will, for for Papa's character. What I also thought was pretty dope in the series, like they have a like this emphasis on mental health and therapy. Like there's a scene with Keisha and her mom and them going to therapy to work on their bullshit. Not, you know, diminishing their issues, but I'm saying like their, their shit, their shit within their relationship. And Victor who won a city council, he started this like group therapy session type of thing where a [00:26:00] bunch of the men in the community could go to and speak about their feelings, speak about their stresses, had just have some place to. speak on shit that's bothering them. And I think those were good, very good things to show and depict in a series like this. You know, it's a, a way to help normalize those could be very helpful tools within the community. And yeah, it's a really good season so far. I'm excited to see how it ends and wraps up. But yeah, it's had its ups and downs. There was like one or two seasons ago, I think is the one that I was just like, all right, this is just the way they, everybody was fucking. Everybody was just like, what, how does that, huh? How does that even, I don't know. It just tried to do like the mental math of it just didn't add up. So it kind of lost me for a bit, but you know, obviously I stuck with the series, want to see it through and I'm [00:27:00] glad to see where it's at. Where it's headed and appreciative of Lena Waithe, the creator and the other writers over there at the shy for putting together a really great series. And that is the shy series finale available on show time. And that folks was episode 248 of the sponsored a podcast. Thank you very much for taking the time to listen. I appreciate each and every one of you for doing so. If you're listening to this on Thanksgiving, when the episode releases or around it, I hope you had a good one. Hope you enjoyed yourselves, your families, your friends. And I hope you found time for yourself, for your creative craft. Please stick around for just a couple more minutes so you can listen to a few different ways that you can help support this show, if you so choose. And remember, if you're doing any early holiday shopping, [00:28:00] please visit spuntoday. com forward slash support where you can use a bunch of my affiliate links to do some of your shopping. Whether it be on Amazon, Stitch Fix, mock up shots, Lipsyn, and more. Sponsored. com forward slash support. It means a ton. Until next time, peace.
Fiji, Tonga and Tuvalu hold a fascination for travellers who are drawn to their unparalleled beauty. But these island paradises are facing an existential climate threat as sea levels rise. CNA's Jeremy Koh gets a first-hand account and tells Julie Yoo how locals in Tuvalu are adapting to living on an island that is becoming increasingly uninhabitable. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Again, it's looking pretty positive on the formation of Government today. Here's the update for the day- The policy work is now actually done, all three parties have now reached agreement on the policy agenda for the next three years. This seems like a minor step forward from yesterday, because yesterday ACT and NZ First had reached agreement with National. Today, ACT and NZ First have signed off on each others' agreements. So minor- but significant. Because that is the hardest and most complex part of the negotiations. The next bit is basically doling out the fancy jobs, and Deputy PM is fast becoming the one we're all going to watch. Because this is also obviously a battle of the egos. David Seymour is making a big play publicly of wanting it, he said to the waiting media today that he deserves the job because the job should go to the second biggest party - and the second biggest party is ACT. It's kind of weird that he's putting up such a big fight publicly, given that he's previously indicated he's not so worried about portfolios and more interested in policy wins, but here we are. But David, as he said, thinks he deserves it because his party is the biggest of the minor parties. Winston Peters will likely think he deserves it because of seniority and because he's done the job twice already. Nicola Willis reportedly wants it too, and you can make an argument for her getting it given National is miles bigger than both the little parties and she will be Finance Minister - Deputy PM will signal her seniority in Government. What none of them will say out loud but all of them will surely be thinking is that the Deputy is the one who gets to be acting PM when the actual PM is out of the country, which is why they all want it. I don't envy Luxon having to pick between them- but maybe he doesn't have to. He could break with convention and have not one but two deputies. One job for David, one for Winston and none for Nicola because she will probably have a more manageable ego than the other two. It's not an unprecedented idea, Fiji has three. LISTEN ABOVESee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We're into the 19th day of coalition negotiations as National, ACT and New Zealand First seek to form the next government, and talks are now down to ministerial allocations between the three parties. While the top job is Christopher Luxon's, others are circling for the deputy Prime Minister role, and the idea of multiple deputies has been touted. Traditionally, New Zealand's prime minister has had just one deputy. But that's not always the case overseas, with Fiji having three deputy prime ministers, and here, the Green Party and Te Pāti Māori have split the leadership between two co-leaders. Otago University Faculty of Law professor Andrew Geddis spoke to Corin Dann.
Christopher Atkins steps Behind The Rope. Christopher is here to chat about the full anthology of his career none the least of which was his breakout role in the classic 1980 film Blue Lagoon. Christopher talks about how he got this iconic role with no acting experience or no desire to act, what working on a desolate island in Fiji was like, meeting Brooke Shields for the first time, pressure from Producers to “fall in love” with Brooke and the media's and public's reaction - good and bad - once the film came out. We break down life immediately after when he went from a relative unknown to world wide super stardom, the “slow years” thereafter in the business trying to secure work, an unprecedented move to “do TV” in the juggernaut Dallas and his eventual decision to stop chasing the work and become a full time Dad. We talk addiction, recovery, the fleeting highs and lows of fame, pitfalls of the business and where it is today. Finally, Christopher talks current projects, the concept of a Blue Lagoon remake, actors he would love to work with and one epic plan to star opposite Brooke Shields in a brilliant concept he has developed. As we like to say, Christopher mentions it all! @christopheratkins1 @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef BONUS & AD FREE EPISODES Available at - www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BUBLY - bubly.com (Crack a Smile with The Best Sparkling Water - No Calories, No Sweeteners. The Sparkling Water of “Reality TV”) AURAFRAMES - auraframes.com ($40 Off Their Best Selling Carver Mat With Code VELVET Now Through Black Friday and Cyber Monday) UNCOMMON GOODS - uncommon goods.com/VELVET (15% Off This Holiday Season The Most Remarkable & Unique Gifts For Everyone On Your List) AQUATRU- aquatrue.com (Use Code VELVET25 For a Massive 25% Off During This Limited Time Black Friday Sale Plus a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee on The Best Water Purifier Around) HONEYLOVE - honeylove.com/velvet (50% Off Entire Order This Month Only on The Best Shapewear & Bras) AIRDOCTOR - airdoctorpro.com (Use Code VELVET23 To Save Up To $350 Off Purifiers, 20% Off Filters and Get A Free 3 Year Extended Warranty on Any Purifier In Your Cart) WATERBOY- waterboy.com (Use Code Velvet For 15% Off For the Best Hangover Cure That Is Scientifically Formulated To Cut Your Hangover Time In Half) VESSI FOOTWEAR - vessi.com/VELVET (Get 15% Off the Most Comfortable, Most Stylist Waterproof Footwear Ever) LIFEMD - lifemd.com/VELVET (Visit lifemd.com/VELVET To Start Your Weight Loss Journey Today) EARNIN - Download The EarnIn App Today (In Google Play or Apple App Store and Type in “Velvet Rope” When You Sign Up To Get Access To The Cash You Have Earned Today!) WONDERY: ACADEMY (Prime Members Can Binge All Ten Episodes of Academy on Amazon Music. Download the Amazon Music App Today.) ADVERTISING INQUIRIES - Please contact David@advertising-execs.com MERCH Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome back to another episode of Weird & Proud! This week we discuss: Follow up on Fiji & the Cyclone Weird News: “Humming” Unexplained sound in small town Weird Watch: Love Has Won (HBOMAX), Twin Flames (Netflix), Bhopal Tragedy (Netflix), & Avalanche (Netflix) & of course weird listener secrets including: A Local Witch Haunted New Zealand Airbnb & finding Goth Love at Busch Gardens Make sure to send us in your own weird secret at www.speakpipe.com/weirdandproudpod and follow us on Instagram @Weirdandproudpod - we love you weirdos! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justproud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/justproud/support
Do you know you have a dream in mind, but have been told it's not possible? In this episode with Frankie Reed (former Ambassador of Fiji and the surrounding region and career member of the U.S. Foreign Service), we discuss: - How she forged her own path into human rights and being appointed to ambassador even though she was told it won't happen. - How she turned a crisis turned into an opportunity that accelerated her career. - What she believes it the future of democracy, especially given what's going on in Ukraine. Follow Frankie on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankie-reed-07b0865b. Follow Samorn on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/samornselim/. Get a copy of Samorn's book, “Belonging: Self Love Lessons From A Workaholic Depressed Insomniac Lawyer” at https://tinyurl.com/swpc578c. Get weekly career tips by signing up for our advice column at www.careerunicorns.com.
Joel and Fletch break down Australia's historic 6th World Cup winner and get nervous as those on schoolies are currently looking for the prophylactics Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Run Home with Joel and Fletch is back for your Monday and Fletch sorts out a conundrum for Joel involving those heading off schoolies for first time. Stay Safe Kids! Sean Ormerod was on from Sportsbet to talk Joel making friends and the next residency at the Sphere. Sportsday boys Scott Sattler and Jason Matthews Key Moments: New panel Disco Dave (3:30) Schoolies in Fiji (5:50) India's Sticky Pitch (10:25) Josh Inglis Performance (12:30) Sad Sachin (14:00) Freezing on the big stage (17:00) Light show mid Aussie Innings (22:45) Soft Porn at the Dentist (26:00) Sportsbet Market Update with Sean Ormerod (30:00) Formula 1 Mess in Vegas (43:45) Joel's Taxi Service (48:00) Scott Sattler and Jason Matthews from Sportsday (01:18:30) Michael's And A-Grades (01:38:50) *TIMECODES APPROXIMATE Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Pacific Games in Solomon Islands kicking off; Outer island community in Fiji reluctant to relocate despite sea level rise; Aitutaki matriarch recalls fond memories of past leaders forum; Cook Island tourism calls on visitors to be climate change conscious; Criminal lawyer explains how NZ justice system fails Pacific peoples; Wellington's Signature choir prepare for upcoming performance.
The boys are back together with a double filming sesh in Bristol and Cardiff. They catch up with Simione Kuruvoli and Selestino Ravitaumada to discuss the World Cup exploits of the Flying Fijians. It's also a chance to see how Max is doing after being dropped and most importantly it's their very first Rumour Maul… a brand new section with all things gossip from across the rugby spectrum!
Recorded live from Wild Heaven West End, Carson Garrett returns to Scions of the Southland to discuss his story of coming to Georgia Tech, life at Georgia Tech after Survivor, and a MASSIVE deep dive into what it's like to compete on the show, his key moments from every episode of Season 44 of Survivor (arriving to Fiji, competing in challenges, things they didn't show in the final cuts, getting sick on the show, the inner workings of his relationships, switching tribes, and so much more), and how he would approach playing again. If you are a Survivor nerd and watched season 44, this episode is for you. If you're a Georgia Tech fan and are curious about his story but not so much about the super detailed Survivor stuff, we hit the Tech items at the very beginning. If you're a fan of reality television, this episode is a great lens into the experience of what it's like to compete on television. Subscribe to the pod via anchor.fm/scions or add us to your podcatcher using https://anchor.fm/s/5aa2e7c/podcast/rss. You can also find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher Radio! We hope you enjoy! Please let us know what you think via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), on Twitter (@FTRSBlog), on Facebook, or in the comments below! Host: Jack Purdy Guest: Carson Garrett Production: Jack Purdy Music: Georgia Tech Glee Club, Georgia Tech Marching Band
Life is returning to normal in Fiji after severe tropical cyclone Mal shaved the country's western divisions. People in Vanuatu have marched against the ongoing political instability in the house. First part of a series on women's reproductive rights and gender equality within the Pacific.
Sagufta Janif is the Executive Director of Outsource Fiji. She is based in Suva, Fiji. Fiji is located in the South Pacific, east of Australia and north of New Zealand. It is an island country with a population of approximately one million people, but Fiji has been punching above its weight in CX and BPO. What is Fiji offering and why are so many companies interested in BPO from Fiji? Peter Ryan called Sagufta at her base in Suva to explore these questions. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sagufta-janif-social-impact-entrepreneur/ https://outsourcefiji.com/
Kate Adie presents stories from Cambodia, Colombia, India, Fiji and Kenya. The Mekong river provides a living for tens of millions of people who live along its banks across five East and South East Asian countries. However, new hydroelectric dams have upended communities which have lived along the river for millennia, with some Cambodian villages flooded to make way for new dam projects. Laura Bicker takes a journey to the heart of the Mekong river system to meet people recently displaced. Four people have been arrested in Colombia in connection with the kidnapping of the father of the Liverpool footballer, Luis Diaz, who was released after two weeks of being held captive. The suspects are said to belong to a gang called Los Primos, with ties to the leftist rebel group, the National Liberation Army or ELN. Will Grant – an ardent Liverpool fan – was in Colombia as the situation unfolded. Delhi's air pollution is a year-round, chronic problem, but the city's toxic smog becomes especially dangerous each winter. This year is no exception and the levels of pollutants in the air have been measuring close to ten times the acceptable limit in recent weeks. Geeta Pandey reports on how her fellow Delhiites are coping. Kava is a psychoactive drink made from the bitter kava plant, and has been enjoyed in by Pacific Islanders for centuries - but in recent years there's been rising international demand for the drink. Mark Stratton travelled to Fiji to see how this is affecting communities there, and to try kava for himself. On Monday, Kenyans were given a special holiday to plant trees as part of the government's ambitious goal to plant 15 billion new trees over the next ten years. Although the national tree planting initiative has proved popular, some have criticised the government for its recent decision to lift a ban on logging, reports Anne Soy. Producer: Viv Jones Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith Production Coordinator: Gemma Ashman
Not only are the three of us in the same room together, but it's our first podcast back together in about six weeks (she's a biggie)!! We debrief about the glorious trip to Fiji, all thanks to the wonderful team at Tourism Fiji - we had a stunning time! Caitlin tells us something she regularly does on the couch and we weren't expecting that. Do you like being called cute or hot or healthy? Any? All? None?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The beginning of the holidays means the season of giving! Teaching the truth of the gospel of Christ is always in season, as is the joy of the Lord, and two amazing ministries for veterans and children are highlighted today and how you can give!First, Jenna speaks with Jeremy Stalnecker, founder of the Mighty Oaks Foundation, a nonprofit that helps military veterans overcome trauma and PTSD and have hope moving forward. Veteran suicide is always tragic, and Jeremy talks about the hope veterans find in moving forward.Then, Jenna speaks with Zac Vakadewatabua, who at age 9 growing up in Fiji, was a recipient of an Operation Christmas Child shoebox of gifts, and how he got saved through his church telling him someone loved him enough to send him toys and that God loves him even more!What a wonderful start to the season of JOY!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Climate change has seen entire coastal communities relocate, from Cateret Islands in Bougainville to the village of Vunidogoloa on Vanua Levu, Fiji.
Tropical Cyclone Mal is bearing down on Fiji, leading to power cuts and some flooding Tuesday night. MetService says the cyclone upgraded to a category 3 about midnight Tuesday, but things are starting to slow down. The strongest winds were recorded near the eye of the storm out in the open waters. So far, eight evacuation centres have been opened with about 300 evacuees staying there. Reporter Caleb Fotherington spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.
Welcome back to another episode of Weird & Proud- LIVE FROM FIJI! This week we are in Fiji celebrating our 10 year anniversary and my birthday, and we are currently stuck in a cyclone. We answer the most common questions: How we chose Fiji How we got here Pricing Favorite things & least favorite things about Fiji History of cannibalism Fiji Water & more! Make sure to send us in your own weird secret at www.speakpipe.com/weirdandproudpod and follow us on Instagram @Weirdandproudpod - we love you weirdos! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weirdandproud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weirdandproud/support
A New Zealand charity is asking for urgent help to fix its broken medical aid ship stranded in Fiji. Youth with a Mission Ships sails to remote Fijian islands to provide free healthcare, but 'The Koha' is currently at a standstill because of a broken tailshaft bearing. Managing director Marty Emmett says the vessel's specially equipped with two on-board dental clinics and other medical equipment. Emmett spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.
Apisai Koroisau drops by for a great chat about his life and career. 0:00 50% off sale 0:41 Life at the Tigers 6:55 Growing up 13:19 Signed to Rabbitohs and 26:50 Debut for Fiji 32:32 Debut for Rabbitohs 39:55 Called up to 2014 Grand Final 51:58 First stint at Penrith 54:31 Time at Manly 1:03:32 Start of Penrith golden era 1:15:03 State of Origin 1:18:10 2021 Grand Final 1:22:39 2022 Grand Final 1:27:30 Signing with Tigers and being made captain 1:31:44 Final questions
I greet you in Jesus' precious name! It is Saturday morning, the 11th of November, 2023, and this is your friend, Angus Buchan, with a thought for today.We start in the Book of Hebrews 11:8: "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. "God always honours faith. You know, when you think about it, Abraham was a farmer. He left everything. He took his wife, workers, and animals and left everything. He didn't even know where he was going. He went because God told him. Remember, a good idea is not always a God idea, and a need does not justify a call. So you don't just do it. You do it because God tells you to. I am sitting in my prayer room here, thinking very affectionately of the Mighty Men phenomenon because that is what it is. There are Mighty Men Conferences all over the globe. I got a letter the other day from a very dear son of mine in the Lord, telling me that they are calling him to Fiji. They are calling him to the South Sea Islands of New Caledonia. They want Mighty Men Conferences, and we praise God for that. I have seen such sights! I will never forget 2010 on this farm, some 450,000 men assembled here for the weekend. It was something supernatural, but it didn't start that way. It started with a word from the Lord 20 years ago: "I want you to mentor men." In my heart, God gave me that scripture, and this is the outcome. You know the thing that touches me greatly about this move of God, is that it is not underwritten by some big denomination of some huge organisation. No, it's ordinary men, just like the farmer, Abraham, who take the initiative. In 2010, I told the men, "I am passing on the batten to you. You need to carry it on now. I am stopping (and many of them were unhappy to have me stop). I said, "I am stopping because God said this is the last one", and then ordinary men, like Abraham, went when God said go, they went.Going to these Mighty Men Conferences is so exciting for me because it is not about numbers. It is about obedience and to see each one has its own flavour and thumbprint - as one man said - completely different. There are miners, farmers, businessmen, professional sportsmen, and teachers - all kinds of men, backed by their wives, of course, and they step out of the boat. They cry, they phone me and say they don't know if it is going to work, and I say, "Go, if God told you to go." Then, of course the great day arrives, and all the cars come in, and the trucks and motorbikes, and there is dust in the air, and there is blood, sweat and tears, and then the Power of God comes down. It is something to behold. If God has told you to go, if God has told you to do something, do it, and I tell you what, He will honour you every time because God honours the prayer of faith.Jesus bless you and goodbye.
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Interview with Bert Keulder from Old Man Blue Todays interview is with Bert Keulder from Old Man Blue and we chat all about the new gear he's made! Old Man Blue is well known for making rugged, tough, extremely well designed and properly engineered dive gear for spearfishing and crayfish/lobster diving. First he brought out his famous SeaSac catch bag, now he has released the soon to be famous Orca Harness weight vest and Heavy Duty Floatline. The Orca Harness is a weight vest designed to make you not know you're wearing it, protect your lower back from strain and make you much more maneuverable in the water. The Heavy Duty Floatline is exactly that: a floatline for hunting and fighting huge fish like Dogtooth Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Marlin, etc! A bunch of other gear as well as funny stories from Bert's diving days. Win a FREE T-SHIRT for the best story about Old Man Blue gear! Tell us how it's changed your diving and why you love it! Important times: 00:13 Intro 04:40 Welcome Bert! 05:50 New gear! 07:10 The SeaSac 11:20 Innovation in Spearfishing from nature 14:00 Commercial diving stories 16:55 The Orca Harness weight vest! What are the advantages to using a harness? 25:25 Where does the name come from? 28:30 Stickers 30:50 Weights for the Orca Harness 33:45 Mirror flasher safety device 35:00 Fish flasher 37:25 Diving with sharks 40:50 Shoutout to Micka () and Antoine () 43:15 An Englishman and a triggerfish 47:55 Running out of fuel 50:10 Heavy Duty Floatline 56:15 Dogtooth Tuna Floatline setup 59:15 Engineering and development 01:04:20 Australian record Queenfish 01:08:00 Apron 01:12:00 Birthday flasher in Fiji 01:17:30 Thanks for joining us Bert! Listen in and subscribe on iOS or Android Important Links Noob Spearo Partners and Discount Codes . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! – Use the code NOOB10 to save 10% off anything store-wide. Free Shipping on USA orders over $99 | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save $30 on any speargun:) | 10% off for listeners with code: NOOBSPEARO | Get 10% off Sharkshield Technology | Freedom7 or Scuba7 enter the code NOOBSPEARO | ‘Spearo Dad' | ‘Jobfish Tribute' | 99 Spearo Recipes use the code SPEARO to get 20% off any course 28-day Freediving Transformation | Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Wickedly tough and well thought out gear! Check out the legendary
Operation Christmas Child is one of my family's favorite traditions. In this episode, I am joined by a very special guest who was actually a recipient of an Operation Christmas Child box as a child growing up in Fiji. Zac is sharing his experience and the impact of the project as a child receiving a box, and how you can get involved with Operation Christmas Child today to bless more children around the world. Pack a Box for Operation Christmas Child: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child?utm_source=Ggl&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=m_YGOC-B23V&utm_content=Pack_A_Shoebox&gad=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw4vKpBhCZARIsAOKHoWQ23U3DNvIQ4cJ3GjIKvOrl2jhh6Afdgzzm-_JSyayJikUMPqOcM34aAg28EALw_wcB Virtual Shoebox Link: https://sampur.se/45L9WSI Connect with us! Website: https://www.pzazzonline.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/pzazzartstudio Instagram- www.instagram.com/pzazzartstudio Text us: 1-334-249-1818
Need some inspiration on what to get your loved ones for Christmas? How about a $15,000 24-carat gold G-spot vibrator? Or renting an island in Fiji? Or a gong exploration workshop? Kevin & Sluggo discuss Gwyneth Paltrow's GOOP Christmas gift ideas.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Welcome back to another episode of Weird & Proud! This week we discuss: Our last week dying with the flu Our upcoming trip to FIJI!! Weird News: Doctors have finally discovered what causes Deja Vu & of course weird spooky listener secrets including: The Old Poop & Scoop Born a witch Ghost Nanny & more! Make sure to send us in your own weird secret at www.speakpipe.com/weirdandproudpod and follow us on Instagram @Weirdandproudpod - we love you weirdos! --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weirdandproud/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/weirdandproud/support
This week, Nikki and Brie are in LA and taking care of some business in Southern California! First, Brie had a close call with Winston that left her on edge. The full Twin Love trailer officially dropped, and the drama is about to rise when the show premieres on Prime Video 11/17! Then Liberty Poole and Curtis Pritchard connect from across the globe to join Nikki & Brie to talk about Love Island Games on Peacock! Liberty was on season 7 of Love Island UK, and Curtis was on 5 of the show, and they're back in Fiji for Love Island Games, which brings together an international cast in the Villa and some new twists that bring new dynamics to the show that have never been seen before! The conversation kicks off with Curtis and Liberty spilling the tea on the impact of Love Island on pop culture, sexy games that bring some heat to the show, seeing ex's on the show, watching themselves kiss on TV, becoming memes because of things they say on the show, bromances gone good and friendships gone wrong, competing for more than just love, bad kissers, career goals, jealousy, and dating within such a small group…and what it was like to kiss one another on the show! Then, this episode closes out with Liberty and Curtis sharing their Inspiration & Affirmation. While Curtis goes with a motto that is very direct, Liberty's choice is all about living in the present, something that's very appropriate for someone looking for a connection on Love Island Games! Watch Love Island Games streaming now on Peacock! Follow Liberty on Instagram Follow Curtis on Instagram Twin Love premieres Friday, November 17th, on Prime Video!Catch Nikki on season 2 of Barmageddon, premiering Monday, November 13th on USA Network!Vote for Artem and Charity Lawson on DWTS, and text Charity to 21523 on show nights!Follow Nikki & Brie on Instagram and send Nikki & Brie a message on Threads!To watch exclusive videos of this week's episode, follow The Nikki & Brie Show on Instagram, YouTube
In the midst of a crisis, sometimes the solution you need isn't obvious. Today we meet the inventors who found fascinating fixes amid the chaos and destruction of disasters. We visit the hospital that was painstakingly constructed inside a train, to treat Ukrainian civilians in a war zone. We follow a team in Fiji who have created a mobile workshop, designed to travel to remote villages after natural disasters and repair and make items on the spot. Finally we look at a medical robot that could soon treat injured people in places it's too dangerous for human rescuers to enter. Presenter: Myra Anubi Reporter/Producer: Claire Bates Series producer: Tom Colls Sound mix: Gareth Jones Editor: Penny Murphy Picture: University of Sheffield AMRC
This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Tuesday, October 31st, 2023. Happy reformation day everyone! Pub Membership Plug Elevate your cultural and political conversations with CrossPolitic's Pub Memberships! Join our passionate community of thinkers, debaters, and action-takers. Gain exclusive access to premium content, live events, and engaging discussions on faith, politics, and culture. Become a CrossPolitic Pub Member today! For more information, head on over to fightlaughfeast.com to join our rowdy pub - that’s fightlaughfeast.com We start off with world news today… https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense-national-security/iran-proxies-strikes-against-us-troops-middle-east-israel Iranian proxies continue attacks against US troops in Middle East following US strikes Iranian proxy forces have continued conducting attacks against U.S. troops in Syria and Iraq following last week's U.S. strikes against two facilities linked to Iranian forces in Syria. From Oct. 17 to Oct. 30, U.S. and coalition forces have been attacked at least 14 times at al Asad Air Base in Iraq and nine times at al Tanf garrison in Syria via a mix of one-way attack drones and rockets for a total of 23 attacks to date, a senior defense official told reporters on Monday. The total demonstrated an increase from late last week. "Many of these attacks were successfully disrupted by our military," the official said. "Most failed to reach their targets thanks to our robust defenses." The U.S. military in eastern Syria targeted two facilities used by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps last Thursday. “The President has no higher priority than the safety of U.S. personnel, and he directed today’s action to make clear that the United States will not tolerate such attacks and will defend itself, its personnel, and its interests,” Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said in a statement. One of the facilities the U.S. targeted was a "weapons storage area," while the other was "an ammunition storage area," according to a senior military official. Twenty-one U.S. service members were injured, albeit not severely, at the two air bases between Oct. 17 and Oct. 18. A U.S. contractor died after suffering cardiac arrest when an early warning system detected another possible threat, leading to people scrambling for shelter. U.S. leaders, President Joe Biden included, have urged Iran not to escalate or involve itself with Israel's war with Hamas. Hamas, which is a U.S.-designated Iran-supported terrorist organization based in Gaza, carried out an unprecedented terrorist attack on Oct. 7 that killed roughly 1,400 people, the vast majority of whom were civilians. The carnage included families being butchered, civilians burned alive, torture, sexual violence, and more. Iran has forcefully spoken out against Israel's military response in Gaza, threatening to get involved in the conflict. The Iranian Foreign Minister spoke in New York at the United Nations last week, where he warned the U.S. of "uncontrollable consequences" regarding its support for Israel. Biden has reinforced the country's presence in the Middle East to attempt to deter Iranian aggression, though the continued attacks indicate that their bolstered presence may not be having the impact the president had hoped. https://redstate.com/nick-arama/2023/10/29/lynch-mob-storms-airport-in-russia-searching-for-jews-reportedly-arriving-from-tel-aviv-n2165671 'Lynch Mob' Storms Airport in Russia Searching for Jews Arriving From Tel Aviv There is some scary news coming out of Dagestan, Russia, right now. There was what reports have described as a "lynch mob" storming the airport in Dagestan and chanting "Allahu Akbar," waving Palestinian flags and looking for Jews who they believed had arrived on a plane from Tel Aviv, Israel. Dagestan is a Muslim area. There were also reports that the mob stopped police cars in front searching for Jews, as well as a bus full of children that they assumed were Israeli children. In videos shared on X, you can see them storm the terminal, and even make their way out onto the Tar-Mac, and demanded to know if any Jews were on planes on the Tar-Mac. The airport employee in the vest and green hat says there are no passengers on that plane. The mob started grilling people as to whether they were Jews and asking for passports. A poor gentleman in one of the videos insisted he wasn't Jewish—that he was Uzbek—but they didn't believe him and demanded that he show his passport. They were also allegedly looking for Jews in the cars around the airport and this footage allegedly shows them trying to flip a police car that dared to get in their way: According to Ria Novosti, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is warning the mob they are on video, that order will be established and they will be identified and "face criminal liability." The Jerusalem Post said that the plane they were looking for was diverted to another airport, but the rioters went there as well. According to N12, the pilots were warned of the mob and rerouted the plane to land at a nearby airport. The rioters reached that one as well. The flight staff ordered the locking of all aircraft exits, while security forces closed the area off. Russian aviation authority said all aircraft were diverted to other airports. A security source said that a small number of Israelis and Jews were secured in the airport, and were set to be evacuated to Moscow "at the earliest convenience." This is happening as antisemitism is on the rise in Russia, as evidenced by a Jewish cultural center that was set on fire in the neighboring republic of Nalchik and graffitied with the inscription "Death to the Jews." https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2023/10/29/czech-defence-minister-calls-for-country-to-leave-u-n-for-cheering-hamas-terrorists/ Czech Defence Minister Calls for Country to Leave U.N. for ‘Cheering’ Hamas Terrorists Czech Defence Minister Jana Černochová has called for her country to leave the United Nations in response to the international body’s failure to condemn Hamas terrorists for the slaughter of civilians in Israel on the October 7th attacks. This week, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to demand a “ceasefire” between Israel and Hamas as Jerusalem was preparing for its invasion of Gaza to root out the Islamist terror organisation. Just 14 nations opposed the measure, including Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Fiji, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Tonga and the United States. Meanwhile, multiple attempts from the United States and others to pass a resolution to condemn the Hamas attacks were thwarted at the U.N. by China and Russia, who used their veto power as permanent members of the Security Council to block the condemnation of the terrorist group. Responding to the apparent anti-Israel bias at the U.N. on Saturday, Czech Defence Minister Jana Černochová said: “In my opinion, the Czech Republic has no place in an organisation that cheers on terrorists and does not respect the fundamental right to self-defence,” declaring: “Let’s get out.” “Exactly three weeks ago, Hamas murdered over 1,400 Israelis, more victims for their population than the militant Islamist organisation al-Qaeda murdered in the US on 9/11. And only 14 countries, including ours, have spoken out clearly and understandably against this unprecedented terrorist attack perpetrated by Hamas terrorists! I am ashamed of the U.N.,” Černochová continued. The Czech Defence Minister doubled down on her condemnations of the United Nations on Sunday, writing that the presence of hostile nations such as Iran and Russia, as well as states which violate human rights such as Afghanistan, North Korea and Syria, undermines the U.N. charter and therefore the very purpose of the institution itself. With China and Russia having a veto over expelling any nation from the international body, the process is meaningless, Černochová argued. “What is the use of an organisation that cannot use even the few principles and possibilities it has and cannot apply them without the consent of the dictators?” she questioned. The conservative politician said that if the U.N. is incapable of making reforms to be able to condemn terrorists or expel rogue nations “it has lost its role as a peacemaker”. Therefore, she said, the world needs “a new international organisation” based upon on “modern principles” such as the elimination of veto powers granted to dictatorships and the end of “sponsoring terrorists.” The Czech defence chief concluded by saying that she had “often wondered” about how the world refused to believe the horrors committed in concentration camps by Nazi Germany during World War II but said that perhaps “it wasn’t the case at all,” saying that rather than refusing to believe the atrocities “a part of society apparently wanted to get rid of the Jews.” “Anti-Semitism has spread deeply throughout the world, including the United Nations. They trust terrorists, but they don’t trust the country that has been protecting our Western civilisation’s ass for many years in the Middle East. Absurd world,” Černochová said. “It is completely incomprehensible to me that no one is calling for a fundamental reform of the organisation, which long ago turned from a peacemaker into a hammer against Israel.” https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/californias-gun-ban-allowed-to-continue-by-appeals-court-5518977?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=BonginoReport California’s Gun Ban Allowed to Continue by Appeals Court A U.S. appeals court has allowed California’s ban on certain types of semi-automatic rifles, so-called assault weapons, to remain in effect, reversing an earlier lower court decision to stay the law. Semi-automatic rifles have been restricted in the state since 1989, with the law updated multiple times to keep the ban in effect. On Oct. 19, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled that the ban was a violation of Second Amendment rights and issued an injunction that blocked its enforcement in the state. An appeal against the ruling was filed by California Attorney General Rob Bonta. On Oct. 28, a panel of three judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the injunction issued by Judge Benitez, thereby allowing the weapon ban to take effect in the state. By a 2–1 majority, the 9th Circuit panel stayed the judge's order, citing the full appeals court's finding in a similar case that the attorney general was likely to succeed on the merits and had shown that “California would be irreparably harmed absent a stay.” Mr. Bonta, a Democrat who called Judge Benitez's decision “dangerous and misguided,” welcomed the Oct. 28 9th Circuit order. “Weapons of war do not belong on our streets,” Mr. Bonta said, pointing to the mass shooting on Oct. 25 in Lewiston, Maine, that claimed 18 lives and left 13 people wounded. In 1989, California became the first U.S. state to ban semi-automatic rifles, acting in the wake of a school shooting that killed five children, then toughened the law the following year. Since then, California has restricted the manufacture, distribution, transportation, importation, sale, or possession of firearms that qualify under the law as “assault weapons.” Judge Benitez declared the same law unconstitutional in 2021. But the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit last year vacated his order and directed him to review the matter further. Judge Benitez, in September, also ruled California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines unconstitutional. But the 9th Circuit subsequently allowed that statute to remain in effect while the state appeals. In a post on Facebook, nonprofit civil rights advocate Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) stated that even though the 9th Circuit has “temporarily blocked our District Court victory, [the] good news is that the State’s appeal has been expedited and it is likely that the merits panel, which hears the appeal, will be made up of different judges.” “Once all briefs are filed, it is possible that the merits panel may order additional oral arguments,” the group stated in the post. In the Oct. 19 ruling, Judge Benitez wrote that the U.S. Constitution made it clear that Americans have the right to decide what firearms they use for self-defense. He pointed out that the banned rifles use the same ammunition, perform the same functions, and fire at the same rate as rifles that haven't been prohibited. The legislators selected which firearms to ban based on how the guns looked, he wrote. “Falling back on an old, recycled justification, the State says that its ban should stand because a person can have as many other rifles, shotguns, and pistols as one wants,” Judge Benitez wrote in the ruling. "[However,] this is not the way American Constitutional rights work. It is not permissible for a state to ban some books simply because there are other books to read. “In their normal configurations, the so-called ‘assault weapons’ ... are modern firearms commonly owned by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes across the nation.” California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, had criticized Judge Benitez’s ruling, insisting that the judge is “hellbent on making it more dangerous for our kids to go to school, for families to go to the mall, or to attend a place of worship,” according to an Oct. 19 statement. The 9th Circuit’s ruling to allow California’s weapon ban to remain in effect comes as the Biden administration is pushing for stronger gun control regulations. Following the mass shooting in Maine that killed 18 people, President Biden said in an Oct. 26 statement that while his administration has “made progress on gun safety,” such measures are “simply not enough.”