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People Fixing the World
How to spot fake drugs with a mobile phone

People Fixing the World

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 23:38


Fake medicines are responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide each year. But inventors around the world are coming up with ways to spot the fakes. In Nigeria, pharmacists are using a pocket-sized nanoscanner and mobile app to analyse light shone through a pill, powder or liquid. A Ghanaian entrepreneur has developed a way to verify a barcode or a series of numbers on a box of medicine, using a mobile phone. And in Finland, you can take photos of your medicine and get a detailed analysis of the packaging, pill or powder, to find out if it's authentic or not. Presented and produced by Hannah Gelbart Image: Fake medicine

Mastering Finland
#66 Halloween in Finland with Bella de Graves

Mastering Finland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 48:06


This week we wanted to join the Halloween madness and record a special spooky episode for you

Square Mile of Murder
Halloween Bonus: The Lake Bodom Murders

Square Mile of Murder

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 52:14


Join us for today's Halloween bonus episode where Kat tells Taylor and you guys about the Lake Bodom murders which have become one of Northern Europe's most infamous unsolved murders. Plus there's a possible spy connection! FURTHER READING: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bodom_murders (Lake Bodom murders)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Bodom (Lake Bodom)  https://allthatsinteresting.com/lake-bodom-murders (Lake Bodom Murders: Finland's Most Famous Unsolved Crime)  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49456248-unsolved-murders (Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered by Amber Hunt)  https://mysteriesrunsolved.com/2020/05/the-lake-bodom-murders-mystery.html (Lake Bodom Murders: Finland's most notorious unsolved triple homicides | MRU MEDIA) https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/lake-bodom (Lake Bodom – Espoo, Finland)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodom_(film) (Bodom (film))  https://screamfestla.com/blog/real-unsolved-murders-lake-bodom (The Real Unsolved Murders of Lake Bodom)  ----------------------------------------------- https://square-mile-of-murder.captivate.fm/listen (Like the show? Give us a rating and review!) Join our Patreon: https://patreon.com/squaremileofmurder (Patreon) Check out our merch store: https://squaremileofmurder.store/ (Square Mile of Murder Merch) Get our newsletter: https://squaremileofmurder.com/newsletter (Newsletter) Send us an email: info@squaremileofmurder.com Follow us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/pg/squaremilepod/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/squaremileofmurder/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/squaremilepod (Twitter) https://squaremileofmurder.com/ (Squaremileofmurder.com) Music provided by https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary?feature=blog (YouTube Audio Library) and https://artlist.io/Taylor-2050697 (Artlist.io) Support this podcast

The Line with Ashley Wood
Q&A on Meditation Practices plus A Line Within Updates & Exciting News

The Line with Ashley Wood

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 53:47


episode 94 Welcome Scorpio Season! Are you feeling the magical, witchy vibes yet? In this episode, Ashley shares some insight on the energetics of this time, how to both be present within and prepare for the last two months of 2021, an update on what's coming up with A Line Within and takes one audience question about her meditation practice. Enjoy!       Q&A on Meditation Practices plus A Line Within Updates & Exciting News Ashley Wood     SHOW NOTES Clear the Line Re-release - 22% off with CLEAR at checkout Come to Finland with Us (Join the Waitlist) Subscribe to our newsletter @alnwithin on Instagram Ask us anything  October Playlist September Playlist Samhain x Pleiades

Cut To The Race | By FormulaNerds
Episode 67: News Roundup 22/10/21

Cut To The Race | By FormulaNerds

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 53:30


On this week's Cut to the Race news roundup, Dan and Jay are back to dive into all the biggest stories from the world of motorsport over the past week.Maggie's is a charity providing free cancer support and information in centres across the UK and online - https://www.maggies.org/about-us/how-maggies-works/our-story/ The new F1 calendar is out and features the return of a few favourites - and a few tasty triple-headers. Two of Finland's finest drivers will join forces to compete at next year's Race of Champions - Valtteri Bottas will partner with two-time world champion Mika Hakinnen. Pierre Gasly gave his thoughts on once again being rejected by Red Bull - does the Frenchman deserve another shot?The Andretti name could reappear in Formula 1 with rumours of a potential takeover of Sauber - could we see an American on the grid in the near future?In the junior categories, F2 and F3 are set for a major revamp next year but are the changes actually worthwhile?The duo also looks ahead to this weekend's US Grand Prix and predict who they think will come out on top in Texas.Follow FormulaNerds www.Facebook.com/FormulaNerds www.twitter.com/FormulaNerds www.instagram.com/FormulaNerds www.formulanerds.com

Absolute Rally Podcast
Episode 7 - SEASON 24 - 22.10.21

Absolute Rally Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 90:06


Jack, Ryan and Tony talk Rally Spain, the glass ceiling (again!) and squash or cordial ?  Fresh from sitting with Oliver Solberg in Finland and Spain, Craig Drew stops by we talk American rallying with Subaru, the link up with Oliver and Hyundai and we check in on that painful area!  British Rally Championship manager Iain Campbell stops by to talk the new look calendar for 2022 and his thoughts on the title fight that is unfolding in 2021! 

Climate Cast
Minnesota, Finland agree to team up on climate change

Climate Cast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 4:26


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed a letter of understanding with Finland, pledging to encourage the state's agencies, universities and businesses to collaborate with Finland on sustainable technology.

The Physical Performance Show
294: Expert Edition: Assoc. Professor Max Paquette: Running Surface Interactions

The Physical Performance Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 58:57


Max Paquette is an accomplished Academic and Applied Scientist currently serving as an Associate Professor of the Human Performance Centre at the University of Memphis and the Director of the Musculoskeletal Analysis Laboratory. Max's primary research interests have focused on the effects of different footwear, fatigue repetition, altered techniques and training interventions for injury prevention and performance improvement for runners. Alongside Max's academic work he's also a high endurance running coach including the coaching role with his Middle Distance Professional Runner Wife, Lauren. Show Sponsor: POLAR Polar are a sports technology company who build world class heart rate monitors and GPS watches for people who take their health, fitness and sports performance seriously. Polar have an incredible heritage. Headquartered in Finland they have been the global driving force behind scientific wearables for over 40 years. They are the pioneers in and world leaders in heart rate measurement technology. Their products provide you with 24/7 monitoring to enable you to plan better, train smarter, recover fully … so you can be at your physical best. Coming from the heart of the Nordics, they have the experience, insight, and history of quality, design and innovation which is unparalleled. Worn by some of the best athletes on the planet, we're very excited to have Polar as a partner here so you can also access their heart rate monitors, watches and training platform. As a starting bonus, the team at Polar are offering 15% off. If it's time for you to check out a new heart rate monitor or watch to help improve your performance, head across to Polar.com and use the code TPPS on selected products Join the The Physical Performance Show LEARNINGS membership through weekly podcasts | Patreon If you enjoyed this episode of The Physical Performance Show please hit SUBSCRIBE for to ensure you are one of the first to future episodes. Jump over to POGO Physio - www.pogophysio.com.au for more details Follow @Brad_Beer Instagram & Twitter The Physical Performance Show: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter (@tppshow1) Please direct any questions, comments, and feedback to the above social media handles.

Gentle Arrogance
#131 - Peacefall

Gentle Arrogance

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:22


Sam and Carl return finally - again. We discuss gifts from Chill of the Valley, Sam's mma fight, Carl's trip to Finland, food and Squid Game Sam - Twitter - @mmaalldaybaby, Insta - @fattytofighter, Carl's linktree https://linktr.ee/carlmann. Go to https://www.chilliotv.co.uk/ for fresh chilli products in the UK and enter the promo code GENTLE for 10% off your entire order. THEY. ARE. EXCELLENT. #podcast #podernFamily #SquidGame #Finland #fights

The Art of Manliness
Let the Children Play!

The Art of Manliness

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 45:15


In Finland, children don't start formal schooling until age seven, aren't subject to standardized testing, and always get at least one hour of physical activity a day, broken into 15-minute free-play breaks every hour, which take place outside no matter the weather. Finnish parents and teachers espouse mantras like, "Let children be children," "The children must play," and "The work of a child is to play." Yet despite this emphasis on play, Finnish students still achieve enviable academic outcomes, and grow up to become some of the happiest adults on earth.My guest today says that the Finnish model of education and parenting, with its heavy emphasis on play, is worth replicating in other countries. His name is Pasi Sahlberg and he's a Finnish educator and researcher currently living in Australia, as well as the co-author, along with William Doyle, of the book Let the Children Play: How More Play Will Save Our Schools and Help Children Thrive. Pasi begins our conversation by sharing what the data says as to how much less kids are playing today than they did in the past, and the factors that have led to this decrease both at school and at home. We discuss the fact that even the play kids do now engage in is more structured and adult-directed, even sometimes involving something called a "recess coach," and how this has led to the sad phenomenon of children who no longer know how to play on their own. We then discuss what is lost when kids don't play enough, from a decline in physical and mental confidence to a decrease in creativity. We end our conversation with the elements of healthy play that educators and parents who want to revive it can look to incorporate in their children's lives.Resources Related to the PodcastAoM Podcast #300: How to Raise Free-Range KidsAoM Podcast #532: How to Create a Neighborhood Where Kids Play OutsideAoM Podcast #599: The Science of Physical IntelligenceAoM Podcast #320: The ADHD ExplosionAoM series on the causes and solutions to overprotective parentingSunday Fireside: Is It Safer to Be Cautious Than Brave?Sunday Fireside: The Secure Base Philosophy of ParentingThe LEGO Foundation's research on the state of children's playConnect with PasiPasi's Website

Locked On Bruins - Daily Podcast On The Boston Bruins
Swayman Gets Call vs. Flyers, Rask on Finland's Radar

Locked On Bruins - Daily Podcast On The Boston Bruins

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 25:03


The Boston Bruins are finally back in action tonight vs. the Philadelphia Flyers, and rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman gets the nod after winning the season opener. Linus Ullmark will make his regular season debut Friday against his old Buffalo Sabres teammates, while Tuukka Rask is being monitored by Team Finland with a view to the 2022 Winter Olympics. A full preview of tonight's game and more on today's episode of Locked on Boston Bruins. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! BetOnline AG There is only 1 place that has you covered and 1 place we trust. Betonline.ag! Sign up today for a free account at betonline.ag and use that promocode: LOCKEDON for your 50% welcome bonus. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Borrowed
Building Brooklyn: Finntown

Borrowed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 18:30


In the early 1900s, if you walked around Sunset Park, you might have heard Finnish being spoken on the streets. That's because the neighborhood was home to the largest concentration of Finns in New York City, and though most have since gone from Brooklyn, they left behind their co-operative spirit. The Finns built the first non-profit co-operative apartment buildings in the nation, many of which are still standing today.

The Unfiltered Gentlemen
Batch274: We're Kind Of A Big Deal In Finland

The Unfiltered Gentlemen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 52:48


Get your pizzas, pretzels, and beers; it's time for research! Erica joins Flex and Greg to talk about the return of beer festivals, mac and cheese pizza, the best place to live for drunk people, and why the great people of Finland love us so much! We also get an exclusive performance from Masterdrunk Theatre.Flex is drinking Smashing Yuzu, a cold sour IPA from Eagle Park Brewing. Erica is reviewing Pretzel Bier from Captain Lawrence and Snyder's Pretzels. Finally, Greg is drinking and talking about Czech Rendezvous, his latest homebrew. Greg and Erica were able to get outside and attend a couple of beer festivals; Greg went to Surf n Suds to hang out with the Booze League crew. Erica was slinging pretzels at Capital Beerfest in Sacramento, CA. Flex scored some rare beer at a kid's birthday party. And it turns out, we're really popular over in Finland. Who knew?Listener Jay writes in to talk about his beer-drinking adventures on a road trip across the Midwest. He throws Coley under the bus in the process.Our Ludicrous Libation Law comes to us from those underage drinkers in Arkansas. Uber completes their buyout of Drizly, the alcohol delivery platform. Sierra Nevada to launch and upscale hard tea brand; will it come with crumpets? Which state is the most tolerant of drunk and high employees? Get packing. And a bartender quits his job after his manager tells him not to get drunk on his days off.Erica:www.instagram.com/necknoshwww.necknosh.com Flex:www.instagram.com/flex_me_a_beerCraft Beer Republic:www.CraftBeerRepublic.comwww.instagram.com/CraftBeerRepublicwww.facebook.com/CraftBeerRepublicPodwww.twitter.com/CraftBeerRepub(805) 538-2337

OTB Football
Magnificent McCabe | Ireland v Sweden preview | Kathleen McNamee

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 11:00


Ahead of the Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Finland, Ger and Eoin spoke to ESPN's Kathleen McNamee. #OTBAM with Gillette | #BestFaceForward

Monocle 24: The Globalist
Tuesday 19 October

Monocle 24: The Globalist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 60:00


We analyse the public debate between the heads of Japan's major political parties and look ahead to COP26 in Glasgow. Plus: the future of high-speed rail in Finland.

Monocle 24: The Globalist
Tuesday 19 October

Monocle 24: The Globalist

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 60:00


We analyse the public debate between the heads of Japan's major political parties and look ahead to COP26 in Glasgow. Plus: the future of high-speed rail in Finland.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-19-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 4:56


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 19th, 2021. 84-year-old Colin Powell, the retired four-star general who became the country's first Black secretary of state and chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, died from complications of Covid-19. He was fully vaccinated. Powell had a cancer of a type of white blood cell. France's High Authority for Health decided to no longer allow the Moderna vaccine to be injected as a booster dose against Covid-19. Now only Pfizer is used for boosters in those that are eligible. Sweden and Finland had already suspended use of Moderna for those under 30 due to potential heart risks. And Denmark and Norway formally advised against it for people under 18. Iceland suspended it as a booster dose altogether. Japan is suddenly a big coronavirus success story. And if you ask them what they did, they'll tell you “we have no idea.” Daily cases have plummeted, bars are packed, trains are crowded, and Japan never came anywhere near a lockdown. Some speculate it's because of a late but fast vaccination campaign, bad weather in August that kept people home, or widespread masking, which was already embraced in that country even pre-pandemic. Thousands of California parents were expected to keep their kids home from school to protest a vaccine mandate. Some teachers were also planning on not showing up to classrooms. Nearly 40% of state employees remain unvaccinated. The question is, if we're going to get booster shots, why weren't the vaccine formulas revised to more closely target the Delta variant that's been the biggest problem? The answer: The FDA okayed Pfizer boosters of the original recipe last month because studies showed it works good enough against Delta and the doses could roll out immediately without manufacturing problems. In the United States cases were down 22%, deaths are down 19%, and hospitalizations are down 18% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,675,650 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 28%, Minnesota 22%. Montana 13%, Colorado 11%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 8%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Goshen, WY. Lake, MT. Stark, ND. Bethel Census Area, AK. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK. Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK. Nome Census Area, AK. Todd, MN. Hill, MT. And Hale, AL. There have been at least 724,502 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont at 70.5%, and Connecticut and Rhode Island at 69.9%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.8%, Idaho at 42.9%, and Wyoming at 43%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 57%. Only one country had a 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Oceana up 2%. Globally, cases were down 11% and deaths were down 15% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 26. There are 17,863,141 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 45,140. Russia 34,303. Turkey 24,114. The United States 17,947. And India 14,289. There have been at least 4,901,756 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Becoming HeadStrong
343. Sisu - Dr. Detling

Becoming HeadStrong

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 5:50


"Sisu" is a word that comes from Finland that describes mental toughness in a very organic way. Although there is no specific translation into English, it embodies pushing past your self-imposed limits. True success occurs when you overcome the mind, rather than achieving a specific outcome.

Ramble by the River
The 10 year-old Who Runs 10ks and 10x Investments in 10 days!

Ramble by the River

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 98:28


Jeff talks about the Great Columbia Crossing 10k, where last weekend he competed with his young daughter and she did incredibly well. We also get to hear more from local fisherman, property owner, and crypto enthusiast, Ross Kary. In the second half of the interview, the conversation rambled away from crypto and into more varied and topical subjects like bushcraft, solar flares, and the last stand of the Suicide Brothers. Ross explains what it takes to become a Vessel Captain in the eyes of the law, and Jeff finds out that Ross has famous Native American blood in his veins. Ross is a man with a lot of unique knowledge to share and it was great to have him with me on Ramble by the River. I hope you enjoy the show. Topics/Keywords: rypto; NFTs; Finance, Internet Computer Protocol; Ethereum; Cardano; Opensea; Solanart; Cryptopunks; Alaska; fishing; camping; bushcraft; seafood; pregnancy; new parents; immigrants from Finland, 23andMe; genetics; comedy; existential threats; pandemic life; Portland, Oregon; Hood to Coast; running; National debt; Alex Becker; Elon Musk; TV; Christopher Walken; Scarface; Deer Hunter; Al Pacino; race; ethnicity; Cheyenne River Sioux Lakota tribe; cultural appropriation; Native American culture; Swiftcloud; Suicide Brothers; Crazy Horse; climate change; investing; inflation; real estate; mass coronal ejection; solar flares; faraday cage; Tesla coils; Chainlink; time travelers; GPU; crypto mining; Vosk coin; youtube; ASIC miners; video games; Starcraft; Diablo II; gambling; D-race; FUD; Polkadot;  Links: Join the Patreon for exclusive access https://my.captivate.fm/Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver (Patreon.com/Ramblebytheriver) Social Media Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619 (https://www.facebook.com/jeff.nesbitt.9619) Instagram: https://instagram.com/ramblebytheriver?r=nametag (@ramblebytheriver) Twitter: @RambleRiverPod Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg (https://youtube.com/channel/UCNiZ9OBYRxF3fJ4XcsDxLeg) Business inquiries/guest booking: Ramblebytheriver@gmail.com Website: (For episode catalogue): https://my.captivate.fm/Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm (Ramblebytheriver.captivate.fm) (Podcast main website): https://my.captivate.fm/RamblebytheRiver.com (RamblebytheRiver.com) Music Credit(s): Still Fly, Revel Day. Old Time Circus, Luella Gren. Support this podcast

Classics For Kids
Edvard Grieg 3: Other Scandinavian Composers

Classics For Kids

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 6:00


Music by composers from the three official Scandinavian countries -- Norway, Denmark and Sweden -- and a couple of unofficial ones -- Finland and Iceland!

New Books in Environmental Studies
Vincent Ialenti, "Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now" (MIT Press, 2020)

New Books in Environmental Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 73:00


Based on twelve years of anthropological exploration, Vincent Ialenti's Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now (MIT Press, 2020) is an engaging guide on deep time learning to reorient our understanding of time and space. As each chapter begins with creative vignettes to capture the reader's imagination and empathy and concludes with five to six reflective "reckonings," the book focuses on Finland's nuclear waste experts whose daily lives revolve around considerations of the far-flung futures and deep pasts. The main goal of chapters one and two is to pursue independent, expert-inspired, long-termist learning. The book's second goal, captured in chapters three and four, is to encourage support for highly trained, too often ignored, long-termist experts. By combating the deflation of expertise by weaving together chains of generational knowledge, Deep Time Reckoning advocates for one route of spirited and adventurous learning to rescue hopes of a safe tomorrow from the Earth's current ecological death spiral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/environmental-studies

New Books Network
Vincent Ialenti, "Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now" (MIT Press, 2020)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 73:00


Based on twelve years of anthropological exploration, Vincent Ialenti's Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now (MIT Press, 2020) is an engaging guide on deep time learning to reorient our understanding of time and space. As each chapter begins with creative vignettes to capture the reader's imagination and empathy and concludes with five to six reflective "reckonings," the book focuses on Finland's nuclear waste experts whose daily lives revolve around considerations of the far-flung futures and deep pasts. The main goal of chapters one and two is to pursue independent, expert-inspired, long-termist learning. The book's second goal, captured in chapters three and four, is to encourage support for highly trained, too often ignored, long-termist experts. By combating the deflation of expertise by weaving together chains of generational knowledge, Deep Time Reckoning advocates for one route of spirited and adventurous learning to rescue hopes of a safe tomorrow from the Earth's current ecological death spiral. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Kottke Ride Home
Thu. 10/14 - Do Spoilers Actually Make Movies Better?

Kottke Ride Home

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 19:25


Should you read the spoilers for horror movies before you watch them? Plus, a butterfly species in Finland with parasitic wasps in its belly… and even more wasps inside of that one. And, what if instead of lamps we one day use glowing plants to light our homes?Sponsors:Raycon, Get 15% off at buyraycon.com/kottkeIndeed, Get a free $75 credit at Indeed.com/goodnewsLinks:Read Spoilers First So You Can Watch a Horror Movie Without Feeling Terrible (Lifehacker)Spoiler alert: spoilers make you enjoy stories more (UC San Diego)17 Unscary 'Horror' Movies For Halloween Wimps (Lifehacker)Butterflies released in Finland contained parasitic wasps – with more wasps inside (The Guardian)‘Russian doll' set of stomach-bursting parasites released inside butterfly on remote Finnish island (LiveScience)The next generation of glowing plants (MIT News)Engineers create plants that glow (MIT News, 2017)Does the platform matter? Social media and COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in 17 countries (New Media & Society) via Today In TabsKottke.OrgJackson Bird on TwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Straight Talk No Sugar Added Podcast
Ep 95 - Stay Focused on Your Goals with Harshal Dilwali

Straight Talk No Sugar Added Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 28:45


In this episode of the Straight Talk No Sugar Added podcast, Neena is joined by Public & Motivational Speaker, Hotelier, Real Estate Developer, an Entrepreneur, Politician, and a prominent Youth Icon, Harshal Dilwali. They talk about what it actually took for Harshal to reach his goals and be where he is now. From what it was like for him while he was growing up, being a top-ranked BSc graduate in Hospitality and Hotel Administration, getting his MBA with specialization in Marketing & Entrepreneurship, to being the youngest Director and now CEO at the Clarissa Resorts. Tune in as he talks about business and his goal for the years to come.   Harshal Dilwali is the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Clarissa Resorts. Son of Mrs. Pooja and Mr. Ashish Dilwali, he became the youngest Director in Uttarakhand in 2017. He is a top-ranked BSc graduate in Hospitality and Hotel Administration (IHM). He is MBA from IILM with specialization in Marketing & Entrepreneurship from IIM, Bengaluru. He also specialized in Entrepreneurship & Digital Marketing from Lapland University, Finland where he received Excellence Award for Outstanding Performance. Mr. Harshal Dilwali feels passionate about guest and employee experience and is actively involved in re-engineering and restructuring of systems and processes of the company, thereby, ensuring an exceptional experience for all. He strongly believes that the core values and culture of the company are the most important pillars that help to propel any organization's success. The Directors lead a young and committed team winning Excellence Awards for Clarissa Resorts for two consecutive years – 2018 and 2019.   Find Harshal at: Website: https://clarissaresortsandhotels.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harshaldilwali/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/harshaldilwali777/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dilwaliharshal     Show notes: [1:43] More about Harshal Dilwali [3:12] What growing up was like for Harshal [6:55] On his education coming together for him today [7:48] What he speaks about as a motivational speaker [11:06] How he dealt with the effects of the pandemic on his business [15:35] How everything is going on in India and the hospitality management industry [17:04] His thoughts on sharing his check-in technology with the whole industry [19:35] What he wants to go for next as his goal [27:50] Outro   We discuss real-life topics, tools, and tips on how to challenge and transform your thinking with no sugar added. Hope you will go on the journey with us as we grow, fail, and get back up.  https://linktr.ee/Neenaperez

Sustaining Creativity Podcast

Creativity through the lens of a acrobatic archer "Creativity is exploration, self expression, adaptation, problem solving, it's so many things. To be creative is to be human."Brittany Walsh, a.k.a. AcroBritt, is a Guinness world record holder in acrobatic archery and has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman. Ripley's Believe It Or Not featured an article about her in their book: Shatter Your Senses! Ripley's has also created life-size wax statues of Brittany to be displayed at its numerous museums around the world. Brittany grew up competing in gymnastics and began her journey in circus in 2005. She toured and performed with Do Jump! Extremely Physical Theatre for over 7 years. Since then she has primarily worked as a solo hand balancing artist, traveling and entertaining audiences all across the globe, including places such as Dubai, Germany, Finland, and Hong Kong. The New York Times has described her act as ‘exciting, fun, and beautiful.'Website - https://www.acrobritt.com/Instagram - @acrobrittFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/acrobrittMari's Awakening Creativity 7 Day Challenge:https://courses.skillfulmeans.life/7-day-Awakening-Creativity

The Physical Performance Show
293 Expert Edition: Professor Belinda Beck (Founder The Bone Clinic) 'Bone Stress Injuries in Adolescent Athletes'

The Physical Performance Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 58:07


Professor Beck is an Exercise Physiologist, world renowned and revered Bone Researcher, Musculoskeletal Anatomist and self-confessed scientific myth-buster. Belinda is the Pioneer and Founder of both "The Bone Clinic" and the award winning "Onero Program and Exercise Program for Osteoporosis". Belinda is prolific in the scientific literature when it comes to the role of exercise and its effect on bone, Professor Beck's chief work goal being to develop evidence based, safe and effective management and prevention for musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoporosis, stress fractures and osteoarthritis. In 2021, Professor Beck co-authored a narrative review titled "Risk Factors Diagnosis and Management of Bone Stress Injuries in Adolescent Athletes". It was co-authored with her colleague, Physiotherapist for the Queensland Ballet Louise Drysdale. In this episode Professor Beck discusses that paper and shares around all things bone stress injuries in the adolescent athlete. Show Sponsor: POLAR Polar are a sports technology company who build world class heart rate monitors and GPS watches for people who take their health, fitness and sports performance seriously. Polar have an incredible heritage. Headquartered in Finland they have been the global driving force behind scientific wearables for over 40 years. They are the pioneers in and world leaders in heart rate measurement technology. Their products provide you with 24/7 monitoring to enable you to plan better, train smarter, recover fully … so you can be at your physical best. Coming from the heart of the Nordics, they have the experience, insight, and history of quality, design and innovation which is unparalleled. Worn by some of the best athletes on the planet, we're very excited to have Polar as a partner here so you can also access their heart rate monitors, watches and training platform. As a starting bonus, the team at Polar are offering 15% off. If it's time for you to check out a new heart rate monitor or watch to help improve your performance, head across to Polar.com and use the code TPPS on selected products Join the The Physical Performance Show LEARNINGS membership through weekly podcasts | Patreon If you enjoyed this episode of The Physical Performance Show please hit SUBSCRIBE for to ensure you are one of the first to future episodes. Jump over to POGO Physio - www.pogophysio.com.au for more details Follow @Brad_Beer Instagram & Twitter The Physical Performance Show: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter (@tppshow1) Please direct any questions, comments, and feedback to the above social media handles.

Monday Morning Macabre
Season 2 Episode 49: The Lake Bodom Murders

Monday Morning Macabre

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 29:29


June 5th, 1960 At Bodom Lake in Espoo, Finland, two couples decided to spend the night camping at the edge of the serene body of water. While normally this activity is viewed as a peaceful and joyous occasion, this night would be different. Sometime in the early morning hours the group was attacked, leaving three of the campers dead and the 4th badly injured. The story is still being investigate over 40 years later in what is now known as.. Finland's Greatest Unsolved Crime Check out our socials for more updates! Twitter @MMMacabrePod Instagram: @mondaymorningmacabre Facebook @mondaymorningmacabre Website mondaymorningmacabre.com Music by Kevin MacLeod ~ Moonlight Hall

Inside with Brett Hawke
#198 Marko Malvela, 5x Finnish Olympic swim coach, talks body types, sixth sense, & over training

Inside with Brett Hawke

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 56:36


Marko Malvela is a 5x Olympic Swimming Coach from Finland. He currently coaches 3 of the 5 Finnish swimmers that competed in Tokyo. This includes Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (been together for 16 years), Mimosa Jallow, and Fanny Teijonsalo (who has been a guest on Dive Inside LIVE). Marko's group also includes Finnish National teamers Teemu Vuroela and Susanne Hirvonen. Marko is an expert in Biomechanics and Sport Psychology. He talks about grouping athletes into four different body types, coaches having a sixth sense, and over training. "Free yourself from the shackles of your mind." - Marko Malvela Enjoy! 00:00 Swimming Sponsors 03:30 Hello from Finland! 05:30 Marko Malvela Bio 08:30 Jani Sievinen 09:20 Talent development 11:30 Swimming in Finland 13:50 Learning in Australia 15:30 "Free yourself from the shackles of your mind" 17:45 Is the grass greener? 20:00 Ari-Pekka Liukkonen 22:15 Tony Shaw 28:00 4 Body Types 31:15 Developing a Sixth Sense 34:55 Maximized Training vs. Overload 40:30 Schedules 41:15 Studies 47:00 Brett's Sprint Group 52:30 Paris Olympics Support Our Sponsors: THE MAGIC 5: Custom fitted goggles that are tailor-made for your exact face. You shouldn't feel you are wearing goggles. Use code BRETTHAWKE20 at checkout to receive 20% off. SWIM ANGELFISH: Receive the tools and skills needed to teach swimmers with autism, physical disabilities, anxiety, sensory and motor conditions with Swim Angelfish, the global leader in adaptive swim. Get certified online today! SUPERIOR SWIM TIMING: Run a swim meet with ease from your laptop. SST is fully compatible with Hy-Tek and Team Unify as well as Colorado, Daktronics, and Omega touchpads. Tell them Brett sent you! DESTRO SWIM TOWERS: Save $150 per double swim tower by using the code "brett" at checkout! SWIMNERD LIVE: Create an interactive heat sheet. Stream your swim meet scoreboard in real time over top your live stream. Turn any tv into a digital scoreboard. Subscribe & Listen: Apple Podcasts Google Spotify YouTube Produced by: SWIMNERD Supported by: Fitter & Faster #swimming #swimcoach #finland

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-11-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 5:18


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 11th, 2021. You might want to send Italy a congratulations. That country announced it's reached its goal of 80% of the population over 12 being fully vaccinated. That amounts to 43 million people out of 60 million. However, a lot of people hit the streets not to celebrate, but to protest vaccine passports. Many of these gatherings turned into violent riots. A comprehensive CBS News poll shows that most Americans are still worried about the pandemic with winter on the way, and a bit pessimistic in saying things are going to get worse in the coming months, not better. As for parents of young children, it's split down the middle in terms of will they get their children vaccinated. Masking for kids in school does seem to have majority support. About half feel the information they hear from America's health leaders has been confusing. The deadline is right around the corner and at the moment, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members are still unvaccinated. Most of those deadlines are in November and December. Different branches are delivering different levels of compliance. For instance 90% of the active-duty Navy is fully immunized while only 72% of active-duty Marines are. The news is usually bad enough without getting it completely wrong. The New York Times issued a correction after their health and science reporter said 900,000 children have been hospitalized in the US with Covid-19. Not even a little bit close. The actual figure is a 63,000. The piece also got actions taken by regulators in Sweden and Denmark wrong. Wait, we're not done. She also got the timing of an FDA meeting on authorizing the Pfizer vaccine for kids wrong. Typically cautious and often a full-on buzzkill about holidays, Dr. Anthony Fauci says don't worry about trick or treating outdoors this Halloween. While he says we shouldn't declare premature victory and he still wants more people vaccinated who are eligible, Fauci did note that cases are dropping. Right now, there are about 95,000 new cases a day. Fauci said when it drops to less than 10,000 a day, we can start dropping restrictions like masking indoors...which will make it much easier to bob for apples. In the United States cases were down 20%, deaths are down 14%, and hospitalizations are down 21% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,820,727 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: Michigan 20%, North Dakota 18%, Pennsylvania 15%. Minnesota 13%. And Montana 8%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Bethel Census Area, AK. Stark, ND. Lewis, KY. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Whitley, KY. Knox, IN. Clay, TX. Custer, MT. McCreary, MT. And Big Horn, WY. There have been at least 712,993 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69.8%, Connecticut unchanged at 69.2%, and Rhode Island unchanged at 69%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia unchanged at 40.6%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42.2%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 56.2%. The five countries with biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: St. Lucia and Kosovo up 2%. And Australia, Sri Lanka, and Finland 1%. Globally, cases were down 14% and deaths were down 16% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 5. The number of active cases around the world has now dropped below 18 million, at 17,987,905. The five countries with the... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mastering Finland
#65 Cultural Identity & Community Building with Kamilla Sultanova

Mastering Finland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 51:33


In this episode we introduce Kamilla Sultanova, a Nordic and Uzbek citizen, speaker, entrepreneur, event host, mentor, and consultant in diversity inclusion who enjoys bringing people together and helping them belong. Kamilla talks about how to sustain your own cultural identity whilst living in a new place and especially how to embrace it. Additionally, she underlines the importance of community building in Finland and how long it takes for a person to adapt to life in a country like Finland. Listen to this episode and learn also more about Kamilla's public employment and business services projects and her new role as a mother-to-be. LINKS: FB: https://www.facebook.com/KamillaSultanovaWorld LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamillasultanova/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/kamillasultanovaworld/ TW: https://twitter.com/KamillaUbuntu

Encouraging Words Devotional
How To Take The First Step to Fulfill Your Dream

Encouraging Words Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 2:00


As a child in her native Finland, Marjaana always wanted to be a missionary in Africa. At a church service, when a Kenyan nurse known as Sister Freda urged the people, "Come to Africa!" Marjaana's heart was pounding, "I'm going! I'm going!" She was one of the first to sign up for the next trip.

Future of Mobility
#71 – Tomi Ristimäki | Kempower - Charging Technology for All Forms of Electric Vehicles

Future of Mobility

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 52:23


Tomi Ristimäki is the CEO of Kempower, which designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. Key topics in this conversation include: How DC charging works Differences in charging requirements for various mobility applications The role of software in optimizing the charging experience Charging solutions for fleet owners Why 150 kW charging might be enough (and why the charger isn't the limiting factor for charging speed) Links Show notes: http://brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/tomiristamaki Tomi's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomi-ristim%C3%A4ki-7719883/ DC Charger recycling release: https://kempower.com/information-center/news/kempower-announces-99-end-of-lifetime-recyclability-rate-for-its-dc-charger-commits-to-carbon-neutrality-by-2035/ Gibarco partnership release: https://kempower.com/information-center/news/kempower-launches-partnership-with-gilbarco-veeder-root-to-offer-ev-charging-solutions/ Tomi's Bio: Tomi is the CEO of Kempower, with over 20 years' experience in electrification and more than 10 years' involvement in the e-mobility sector. He has worked in cleantech throughout his career, specifically focusing on electrification and unlocking energy savings for all stakeholders. Tomi is passionate about making the world cleaner and more sustainable by enabling the electrification transition. Tomi joined Kempower in 2019 and leads the company as it establishes itself as the market-leading provider of DC fast charging devices and services for electric cars, off-highway machines, marine vessels and commercial vehicles. Before joining Kempower, he spent nearly a decade at Danfoss Editron, with primary responsibility for business development in the company's vehicle electrification business unit. Tomi also counts cleantech industry heavyweights in Vacon and Honeywell as previous employers. About Kempower: Kempower designs and manufactures DC fast charging solutions for electric vehicles and machines. The company comprises a team of electric vehicle enthusiasts with a deep understanding of the charging market and a hands-on mentality. Kempower's product development and production are rooted in Finland, with over 90% of its materials and components sourced locally. The company focuses on all areas of transportation, from personal cars and commercial vehicles to mining equipment, boats and motorsports. With 70 years of experience in perfecting power sources, Kempower sets the bar in engineering and user-experience design. Future of Mobility: The Future of Mobility podcast is focused on the development and implementation of safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions, with a spotlight on the people and technology advancing these fields. linkedin.com/in/brandonbartneck/ brandonbartneck.com/futureofmobility/ Music credit: Slow Burn Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Undeceptions with John Dickson

COMPETITION!We're celebrating our 500,000th download this month - half a million! And so, with the help of our major sponsor, Zondervan, we are giving away a book pack of five of Zondervan's newest titles. We'll throw in a copy of my new book Bullies and Saints AND an Undeceptions T-Shirt. To WIN, all you have to do is leave us a review on Apple Podcasts (what used to be called iTunes), take a pic of the review and send it to Producer Kaley at kaley@undeceptions.com. We'll pick the best-written review on October 25 (and I mean ‘best-written' not necessarily most glowing). So be quick, you've got two weeks! LINKS Read the CNN report about the happiest country in the world for 2021. Watch the full report from VICE News on whether Finland is actually  that happy. This one's from 2019 - Finland has been the happiest country in the world for four years running. Read a little more from 20th Century philosopher Bertrand Russell on the conquest of happiness from Brain Pickings (one of those websites you'll get lost in ... see you next Tuesday). Meet our guest, Miroslav Volf. Read more about one his courses at Yale, 'Christ and the Good Life' here. And check out the centre he helped set up, the Yale Centre of Faith and Culture Watch this video chat between Volf and his teacher, Jürgen Moltmann (who John calls "one of the great theologians of the 20th Century) Read Flourishing by Miroslav Volf. Read this New York Times article, 'The other side of languishing is flourishing. Here's how to get there.' Languishing, by the way, is the emotion that the NYT reckons may just be the dominant emotion of 2021. Good thing you've listened to this episode, then. If you want to read more about Asceticism, go here. Other Undeceptions episodes mentioned in this ep are:  Everyday Sacred (Ep 47), where we talk to Andrew Wilson and Tish Harrison Warren about finding God in "stuff".  Guilty Conscience  (Ep 39), where we speak to Tyler VanderWeele towards the end about the health benefits of forgiveness. Mental Health (Ep 38), where we speak to Tyler VanderWeele on the impact of religious communities on mental health. Social Capital (Ep 5), where we to Andrew Leigh about the benefits of religious communities not just on individuals but society more generally. More on Francis of Assisi here. Or read his writings for yourself, here. The Michel Onfray quote, "Religions' glorification of a fictional beyond prevents full enjoyment of the real here below. They establish death on earth for the sake of eternity in heaven and seek to promote self hatred to the detriment of the body" is from The Atheist Manifesto.  More on Dionysus, here. Meet our next guest, Tyler VanderWeele. Tyler heads up Harvard University's Human Flourishing Program. His latest book was published in 2021, called Measuring Well-Being You can find most of Tyler's research on religion, health and flourishing here. For an introduction on Aristotle, the Oxford Very Short Introduction series is good. Read (or re-read) Jesus's Sermon on the Mount.

My Perfect Failure
Failure Is A Road Trip with Deepak Ramola

My Perfect Failure

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 38:54


  MPF Discussion with Deepak RamolaFailure Is A Road Trip with Deepak Ramola Deepak Ramola is the Founder and Artistic Director of Project FUEL, an organisation that documents and designs human wisdom. He also served as the Kindness Ambassador for UNESCO MGIEP. Through his methodology, recognised as world's top 100 innovations in education by Finland based organisation HundrED, he has worked with the women of Maasai tribe to young girls in Afghanistan and to sex workers of Kamathipura, learnings from earthquake survivors in Nepal to Syrian refugees in Europe and migration-affected villages of Uttarakhand, India.On this episode of My Perfect Failure (Failure Is a Road Trip) Deepak discusses his watershed conversation with his mother, where Deepak discovered the importance of life stories.  Deepak understands we all have life lessons and wisdom we should share with the world.  In our wide-ranging discussion, we discuss Deepak's amazing organisation Project FUEL where Deepak discusses how he and his team are collecting life lesson from people all over the world, Deepak also discusses the importance of failure and how he uses failure to his advantage.  Some of the area we cover. ·        Deepak's mother, my life experience is my classroom.·        We all have a valuable and important life lessons.·        Failure is a Road Trip.·        We discuss Project Fuel. Deepak's website·        https://www.deepakramola.com/ Project Fuel – Leave your own Life Lesson·        https://projectfuel.in/ Follow Deepak on Instagram·        https://www.instagram.com/projectfuel/

Chroniclez Podcast
The Better Gameplan-Episode 215

Chroniclez Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 99:38


Dave Chappelle's new special talk leads into a discussion regarding Facebook use and how bullying and children play a part in this todays "social media issues". News from Singapore as well a study regarding "V" effectiveness have both hit the news but who is covering it?Is the Facebook whistleblower really a whistleblower at all? Fury vs Wilder III is upon us and we give our thoughts  on the fight & more!    Extra Media:    Cuzzo Called It…..Again (Mueller) https://www.yahoo.com/now/adam-schiff-claims-robert-mueller-211400878.html   NYC Vaccine Mandate Only 10 Violations: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-vaccine-mandate-indoor-dining-bill-de-blasio-20211003-f2zejcriizgnlhs55g6pqvgg5u-story.html   Finland, Sweden & Denmark: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-pauses-use-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-young-men-2021-10-07/   Iceland: https://m.theepochtimes.com/iceland-stops-using-moderna-vaccine-over-heart-inflammation-risk_4040135.html?utm_source=general_recommender&utm_medium=article_bottom   Singapore: https://fortune.com/2021/09/28/singapore-covid-reopening-record-cases-vaccines/   Poke Decline Study: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/575279-study-shows-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-effectiveness-declines-after-six-months  

Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen
Buddhist Ordinations and Institutions

Letters to a Dead Friend About Zen

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 39:00


Here's a talk I gave in Lammi, Finland in 2019 on the subject of Buddhist ordination and Buddhist institutions. 

Dennis Prager podcasts
The Dennis Prager Show 20211008 – 1 Partly Free

Dennis Prager podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 36:47


Dennis believes United States should be listed as partly free.  We are now headed that direction according to Freedomhouse.org, and the Left has been pushing us that direction that for decades.  Finland had joined Sweden and Denmark in limiting its use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine in people under 30. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 10.08.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 59:38


Raspberries, ellagic acid reveal benefits in two studies Oregon State University, October 1, 2021.    Articles that appeared recently in the Journal of Berry Research report that raspberries and compounds present in the fruit could help support healthy body mass and motor function, including balance, coordination and strength.   In one study, Neil Shay and colleagues at Oregon State University fed mice a high fat, high sugar diet plus one of the following: raspberry juice concentrate, raspberry puree concentrate, raspberry fruit powder, raspberry seed extract, ellagic acid (a polyphenol that occurs in a relatively high amount in raspberries), raspberry ketone, or a combination of raspberry ketone and ellagic acid. Additional groups of animals received a high fat, high sugar diet alone or a low fat diet.   While mice that received the high fat and sugar diet alone experienced a significant increase in body mass, the addition of raspberry juice concentrate, raspberry puree concentrate or ellagic acid plus raspberry ketone helped prevent this effect. Of note, mice that received raspberry juice concentrate experienced gains similar to those of animals given a low fat diet. "We hope that the findings from this study can help guide the design of future clinical trials," Dr Shay stated.   In another study, Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, and her associates at Tufts University's Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging gave 19 month old rats a control diet or a diet enhanced with raspberry extract for 11 weeks. Psychomotor behavior was assessed during week 7 and cognitive testing was conducted during weeks 9-10.   Animals that received raspberry performed better on psychomotor coordination and balance, and had better muscle tone, strength and stamina than those that received a control diet. "These results may have important implications for healthy aging," stated Dr Shukitt-Hale. "While further research in humans is necessary, animal model studies are helpful in identifying deficits associated with normal aging."       Massage doesn't just make muscles feel better, it makes them heal faster and stronger Harvard University, October 6, 2021 Massage has been used to treat sore, injured muscles for more than 3,000 years, and today many athletes swear by massage guns to rehabilitate their bodies. But other than making people feel good, do these "mechanotherapies" actually improve healing after severe injury? According to a new study from researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the answer is "yes." Using a custom-designed robotic system to deliver consistent and tunable compressive forces to mice's leg muscles, the team found that this mechanical loading (ML) rapidly clears immune cells called neutrophils out of severely injured muscle tissue. This process also removed inflammatory cytokinesreleased by neutrophils from the muscles, enhancing the process of muscle fiber regeneration. The research is published in Science Translational Medicine. "Lots of people have been trying to study the beneficial effects of massage and other mechanotherapies on the body, but up to this point it hadn't been done in a systematic, reproducible way. Our work shows a very clear connection between mechanical stimulation and immune function. This has promise for regenerating a wide variety of tissues including bone, tendon, hair, and skin, and can also be used in patients with diseases that prevent the use of drug-based interventions," said first author Bo Ri Seo, Ph.D., who is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of Core Faculty member Dave Mooney, Ph.D. at the Wyss Institute and SEAS. Seo and her coauthors started exploring the effects of mechanotherapy on injured tissues in mice several years ago, and found that it doubled the rate of muscle regeneration and reduced tissue scarring over the course of two weeks. Excited by the idea that mechanical stimulation alone can foster regeneration and enhance muscle function, the team decided to probe more deeply into exactly how that process worked in the body, and to figure out what parameters would maximize healing. They teamed up with soft robotics experts in the Harvard Biodesign Lab, led by Wyss Associate Faculty member Conor Walsh, Ph.D., to create a small device that used sensors and actuators to monitor and control the force applied to the limb of a mouse. " The device we created allows us to precisely control parameters like the amount and frequency of force applied, enabling a much more systematic approach to understanding tissue healing than would be possible with a manual approach," said co-second author Christopher Payne, Ph.D., a former Postdoctoral Fellow at the Wyss Institute and the Harvard Biodesign Lab who is now a Robotics Engineer at Viam, Inc.  Once the device was ready, the team experimented with applying force to mice's leg muscles via a soft silicone tip and used ultrasound to get a look at what happened to the tissue in response. They observed that the muscles experienced a strain of between 10-40%, confirming that the tissues were experiencing mechanical force. They also used those ultrasound imaging data to develop and validate a computational model that could predict the amount of tissue strain under different loading forces. They then applied consistent, repeated force to injured muscles for 14 days. While both treated and untreated muscles displayed a reduction in the amount of damaged muscle fibers, the reduction was more pronounced and the cross-sectional area of the fibers was larger in the treated muscle, indicating that treatment had led to greater repair and strength recovery. The greater the force applied during treatment, the stronger the injured muscles became, confirming that mechanotherapy improves muscle recovery after injury. But how? Evicting neutrophils to enhance regeneration To answer that question, the scientists performed a detailed biological assessment, analyzing a wide range of inflammation-related factors called cytokines and chemokines in untreated vs. treated muscles. A subset of cytokines was dramatically lower in treated muscles after three days of mechanotherapy, and these cytokines are associated with the movement of immune cells called neutrophils, which play many roles in the inflammation process. Treated muscles also had fewer neutrophils in their tissue than untreated muscles, suggesting that the reduction in cytokines that attract them had caused the decrease in neutrophil infiltration. The team had a hunch that the force applied to the muscle by the mechanotherapy effectively squeezed the neutrophils and cytokines out of the injured tissue. They confirmed this theory by injecting fluorescent molecules into the muscles and observing that the movement of the molecules was more significant with force application, supporting the idea that it helped to flush out the muscle tissue. To pick apart what effect the neutrophils and their associated cytokines have on regenerating muscle fibers, the scientists performed in vitro studies in which they grew muscle progenitor cells (MPCs) in a medium in which neutrophils had previously been grown. They found that the number of MPCs increased, but the rate at which they differentiated (developed into other cell types) decreased, suggesting that neutrophil-secreted factors stimulate the growth of muscle cells, but the prolonged presence of those factors impairs the production of new muscle fibers. "Neutrophils are known to kill and clear out pathogens and damaged tissue, but in this study we identified their direct impacts on muscle progenitor cell behaviors," said co-second author Stephanie McNamara, a former Post-Graduate Fellow at the Wyss Institute who is now an M.D.-Ph.D. student at Harvard Medical School (HMS). "While the inflammatory response is important for regeneration in the initial stages of healing, it is equally important that inflammation is quickly resolved to enable the regenerative processes to run its full course." Seo and her colleagues then turned back to their in vivo model and analyzed the types of muscle fibers in the treated vs. untreated mice 14 days after injury. They found that type IIX fibers were prevalent in healthy muscle and treated muscle, but untreated injured muscle contained smaller numbers of type IIX fibers and increased numbers of type IIA fibers. This difference explained the enlarged fiber size and greater force production of treated muscles, as IIX fibers produce more force than IIA fibers. Finally, the team homed in on the optimal amount of time for neutrophil presence in injured muscle by depleting neutrophils in the mice on the third day after injury. The treated mice's muscles showed larger fiber size and greater strength recovery than those in untreated mice, confirming that while neutrophils are necessary in the earliest stages of injury recovery, getting them out of the injury site early leads to improved muscle regeneration. "These findings are remarkable because they indicate that we can influence the function of the body's immune system in a drug-free, non-invasive way," said Walsh, who is also the Paul A. Maeder Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at SEAS and whose group is experienced in developing wearable technology for diagnosing and treating disease. "This provides great motivation for the development of external, mechanical interventions to help accelerate and improve muscle and tissue healing that have the potential to be rapidly translated to the clinic." The team is continuing to investigate this line of research with multiple projects in the lab. They plan to validate this mechanotherpeutic approach in larger animals, with the goal of being able to test its efficacy on humans. They also hope to test it on different types of injuries, age-related muscle loss, and muscle performance enhancement. "The fields of mechanotherapy and immunotherapy rarely interact with each other, but this work is a testament to how crucial it is to consider both physical and biological elements when studying and working to improve human health," said Mooney, who is the corresponding author of the paper and the Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS. "The idea that mechanics influence cell and tissue function was ridiculed until the last few decades, and while scientists have made great strides in establishing acceptance of this fact, we still know very little about how that process actually works at the organ level. This research has revealed a previously unknown type of interplay between mechanobiology and immunology that is critical for muscle tissue healing, in addition to describing a new form of mechanotherapy that potentially could be as potent as chemical or gene therapies, but much simpler and less invasive," said Wyss Founding Director Don Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., who is also the Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology at (HMS) and the Vascular Biology Program at Boston Children's Hospital, as well as Professor of Bioengineering at SEAS.   Vitamin E could help protect older men from pneumonia University of Helsinki (Finland), October 7 2021.    An article that appeared in Clinical Interventions in Aging reported a protective role for vitamin E against pneumonia in older men.   For the current investigation, Dr Harri Hemilä of the University of Helsinki, Finland analyzed data from the Alpha-Tocopherol Beta-Carotene (ATBC) Cancer Prevention Study conducted in Finland. The trial included 29,133 men between the ages of 50 to 69 years who smoked at least five cigarettes daily upon enrollment. Participants received alpha tocopherol (vitamin E), beta carotene, both supplements, or a placebo for five to eight years.   The current study was limited to 7,469 ATBC participants who started smoking at age 21 or older. Among this group, supplementation with vitamin E was associated with a 35% lower risk of developing pneumonia in comparison with those who did not receive the vitamin.  Light smokers who engaged in leisure time exercise had a 69% lower risk compared with unsupplemented members of this subgroup. The risk in this subgroup of developing pneumonia by age 74 was 12.9%.   Among the one-third of the current study's population who quit smoking for a median period of two years, there was a 72% lower risk of pneumonia in association with vitamin E supplementation. In this group, exercisers who received vitamin E experienced an 81% lower pneumonia risk.   Dr Hemilä observed that the benefit for vitamin E in this study was strongest for older subjects—a group at higher risk of pneumonia.   "The current analysis of individual-level data suggests that trials on vitamin E and pneumonia on nonsmoking elderly males are warranted," he concluded.       Toxic fatty acids to blame for brain cell death after injury New York University, October 7, 2021 Cells that normally nourish healthy brain cells called neurons release toxic fatty acids after neurons are damaged, a new study in rodents shows. This phenomenon is likely the driving factor behind most, if not all, diseases that affect brain function, as well as the natural breakdown of brain cells seen in aging, researchers say. Previous research has pointed to astrocytes—a star-shaped glial cell of the central nervous system—as the culprits behind cell death seen in Parkinson's disease and dementia, among other neurodegenerative diseases. While many experts believed that these cells released a neuron-killing molecule to "clear away" damaged brain cells, the identity of this toxin has until now remained a mystery. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the new investigation provides what they say is the first evidence that tissue damage prompts astrocytes to produce two kinds of fats, long-chain saturated free fatty acids and phosphatidylcholines. These fats then trigger cell death in damaged neurons, the electrically active cells that send messages throughout nerve tissue. Publishing Oct. 6 in the journal Nature, the study also showed that when researchers blocked fatty acid formation in mice, 75 percent of neurons survived compared with 10 percent when the fatty acids were allowed to form. The researchers' earlier work showed that brain cells continued to function when shielded from astrocyte attacks.  "Our findings show that the toxic fatty acids produced by astrocytes play a critical role in brain cell death and provide a promising new target for treating, and perhaps even preventing, many neurodegenerative diseases," says study co-senior author Shane Liddelow, Ph.D. Liddelow, an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology at NYU Langone Health, adds that targeting these fats instead of the cells that produce them may be a safer approach to treating neurodegenerative diseasesbecause astrocytes feed nerve cells and clear away their waste. Stopping them from working altogether could interfere with healthy brain function. Although it remains unclear why astrocytes produce these toxins, it is possible they evolved to destroy damaged cells before they can harm their neighbors, says Liddelow. He notes that while healthy cells are not harmed by the toxins, neurons become susceptible to the damaging effects when they are injured, mutated, or infected by prions, the contagious, misfolded proteins that play a major role in mad cow disease and similar illnesses. Perhaps in chronic diseases like dementia, this otherwise helpful process goes off track and becomes a problem, the study authors say. For the investigation, researchers analyzed the molecules released by astrocytes collected from rodents. They also genetically engineered some groups of mice to prevent the normal production of the toxic fats and looked to see whether neuron death occurred after an acute injury. "Our results provide what is likely the most detailed molecular map to date of how tissue damage leads to brain cell death, enabling researchers to better understand why neurons die in all kinds of diseases," says Liddelow, also an assistant professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone. Liddelow cautions that while the findings are promising, the genetic techniques used to block the enzyme that produces toxic fatty acids in mice are not ready for use in humans. As a result, the researchers next plan is to explore safe and effective ways to interfere with the release of the toxins in human patients. Liddelow and his colleagues had previously shown these neurotoxic astrocytes in the brains of patients with Parkinson's, Huntington's disease, and multiple sclerosis, among other diseases.   Clinical trial for nicotinamide riboside: Vitamin safely boosts levels of important cell metabolite linked to multiple health benefits University of Iowa Health Care, October 3, 2021   In the first controlled clinical trial of nicotinamide riboside (NR), a newly discovered form of Vitamin B3, researchers have shown that the compound is safe for humans and increases levels of a cell metabolite that is critical for cellular energy production and protection against stress and DNA damage.   Studies in mice have shown that boosting the levels of this cell metabolite -- known as NAD+ -- can produce multiple health benefits, including resistance to weight gain, improved control of blood sugar and cholesterol, reduced nerve damage, and longer lifespan. Levels of NAD+ diminish with age, and it has been suggested that loss of this metabolite may play a role in age-related health decline.   These findings in animal studies have spurred people to take commercially available NR supplements designed to boost NAD+. However, these over-the-counter supplements have not undergone clinical trials to see if they work in people.   The new research, reported in the journal Nature Communications, was led by Charles Brenner, PhD, professor and Roy J. Carver Chair of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in collaboration with colleagues at Queens University Belfast and ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ: CDXC), which supplied the NR used in the trial. Brenner is a consultant for ChromaDex. He also is co-founder and Chief Scientific Adviser of ProHealthspan, which sells NR supplements under the trade name Tru NIAGEN®.   The human trial involved six men and six women, all healthy. Each participant received single oral doses of 100 mg, 300 mg, or 1,000 mg of NR in a different sequence with a seven-day gap between doses. After each dose, blood and urine samples were collected and analyzed by Brenner's lab to measure various NAD+ metabolites in a process called metabolomics. The trial showed that the NR vitamin increased NAD+ metabolism by amounts directly related to the dose, and there were no serious side effects with any of the doses.   "This trial shows that oral NR safely boosts human NAD+ metabolism," Brenner says. "We are excited because everything we are learning from animal systems indicates that the effectiveness of NR depends on preserving and/or boosting NAD+ and related compounds in the face of metabolic stresses. Because the levels of supplementation in mice that produce beneficial effects are achievable in people, it appears than health benefits of NR will be translatable to humans safely."   The next step will be to study the effect of longer duration NR supplementation on NAD+ metabolism in healthy adults, but Brenner also has plans to test the effects of NR in people with diseases and health conditions, including elevated cholesterol, obesity and diabetes, and people at risk for chemotherapeutic peripheral neuropathy.   Prior to the formal clinical trial, Brenner conducted a pilot human study -- on himself. In 2004, he had discovered that NR is a natural product found in milk and that there is pathway to convert NR to NAD+ in people. More than a decade of research on NR metabolic pathways and health effects in mice and rats had convinced him that NR supplementation had real promise to improve human health and wellness. After consulting with UI's institutional review board, he conducted an experiment in which he took 1 gram of NR once a day for seven days, and his team analyzed blood and urine samples using mass spectrometry. The experiment showed that Brenner's blood NAD+ increased by about 2.7 times. In addition, though he reported immediate sensitivity to flushing with the related compound niacin, he did not experience any side effects taking NR.   The biggest surprise from his metabolomic analysis was an increase in a metabolite called NAAD, which was multiplied by 45 times, from trace levels to amounts in the micromolar range that were easily detectable.   "While this was unexpected, I thought it might be useful," Brenner says. "NAD+ is an abundant metabolite and it is sometimes hard to see the needle move on levels of abundant metabolites. But when you can look at a low-abundance metabolite that goes from undetectable to easily detectable, there is a great signal to noise ratio, meaning that NAAD levels could be a useful biomarker for tracking increases in NAD+ in human trials."   Brenner notes this was a case of bidirectional translational science; having learned something from the initial human experiment, his team was able to return to laboratory mice to explore the unexpected NAAD finding in more detail.   Brenner's mouse study showed that NAAD is formed from NR and confirmed that NAAD levels are a strong biomarker for increased NAD+ metabolism. The experiments also revealed more detail about NAD+ metabolic pathways.   In particular, the researchers compared the ability of all three NAD+ precursor vitamins -- NR, niacin, and nicotinamide -- to boost NAD+ metabolism and stimulate the activity of certain enzymes, which have been linked to longevity and healthbenefits. The study showed for the first time that oral NR is superior to nicotinamide, which is better than niacin in terms of the total amount of NAD+ produced at an equivalent dose. NR was also the best of the three in stimulating the activity of sirtuin enzymes. However, in this case, NR was the best at stimulating sirtuin-like activities, followed by niacin, followed by nicotinamide.   The information from the mouse study subsequently helped Brenner's team design the formal clinical trial. In addition to showing that NR boosts NAD+ in humans without adverse effects, the trial confirmed that NAAD is a highly sensitive biomarker of NAD+ supplementation in people.   "Now that we have demonstrated safety in this small clinical trial, we are in a position to find out if the health benefits that we have seen in animals can be reproduced in people," says Brenner, who also is co-director of the Obesity Research and Education Initiative, professor of internal medicine, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the UI.   Protecting the ozone layer is delivering vast health benefits Montreal Protocol will spare Americans from 443 million skin cancer cases National Center for Atmospheric Research, October 7, 2021 An international agreement to protect the ozone layer is expected to prevent 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of this century, according to new research. The research team, by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), ICF Consulting, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), focused on the far-reaching impacts of a landmark 1987 treaty known as the Montreal Protocol and later amendments that substantially strengthened it. The agreement phased out the use of chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that destroy ozone in the stratosphere. Stratospheric ozone shields the planet from harmful levels of the Sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, protecting life on Earth. To measure the long-term effects of the Montreal Protocol, the scientists developed a computer modeling approach that enabled them to look to both the past and the future by simulating the treaty's impact on Americans born between 1890 and 2100. The modeling revealed the treaty's effect on stratospheric ozone, the associated reductions in ultraviolet radiation, and the resulting health benefits.  In addition to the number of skin cancer and cataract cases that were avoided, the study also showed that the treaty, as most recently amended, will prevent approximately 2.3 million skin cancer deaths in the U.S. “It's very encouraging,” said NCAR scientist Julia Lee-Taylor, a co-author of the study. “It shows that, given the will, the nations of the world can come together to solve global environmental problems.” The study, funded by the EPA, was published in ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Mounting concerns over the ozone layer Scientists in the 1970s began highlighting the threat to the ozone layer when they found that CFCs, used as refrigerants and in other applications, release chlorine atoms in the stratosphere that set off chemical reactions that destroy ozone. Concerns mounted the following decade with the discovery of an Antarctic ozone hole. The loss of stratospheric ozone would be catastrophic, as high levels of UV radiation have been linked to certain types of skin cancer, cataracts, and immunological disorders. The ozone layer also protects terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, as well as agriculture. Policy makers responded to the threat with the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in which nations agreed to curtail the use of certain ozone-destroying substances. Subsequent amendments strengthened the treaty by expanding the list of ozone-destroying substances (such as halons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFCs) and accelerating the timeline for phasing out their use. The amendments were based on Input from the scientific community, including a number of NCAR scientists, that were summarized in quadrennial Ozone Assessment reports. To quantify the impacts of the treaty, the research team built a model known as the Atmospheric and Health Effects Framework. This model, which draws on various data sources about ozone, public health, and population demographics, consists of five computational steps. These simulate past and future emissions of ozone-destroying substances, the impacts of those substances on stratospheric ozone, the resulting changes in ground-level UV radiation, the U.S. population's exposure to UV radiation, and the incidence and mortality of health effects resulting from the exposure. The results showed UV radiation levels returning to 1980 levels by the mid-2040s under the amended treaty. In contrast, UV levels would have continued to increase throughout this century if the treaty had not been amended, and they would have soared far higher without any treaty at all.  Even with the amendments, the simulations show excess cases of cataracts and various types of skin cancer beginning to occur with the onset of ozone depletion and peaking decades later as the population exposed to the highest UV levels ages. Those born between 1900 and 2040 experience heightened cases of skin cancer and cataracts, with the worst health outcomes affecting those born between about 1950 and 2000. However, the health impacts would have been far more severe without the treaty, with cases of skin cancer and cataracts rising at an increasingly rapid rate through the century.  “We peeled away from disaster,” Lee-Taylor said. “What is eye popping is what would have happened by the end of this century if not for the Montreal Protocol. By 2080, the amount of UV has tripled. After that, our calculations for the health impacts start to break down because we're getting so far into conditions that have never been seen before.” The research team also found that more than half the treaty's health benefits could be traced to the later amendments rather than the original 1987 Montreal Protocol. Overall, the treaty prevented more than 99% of potential health impacts that would have otherwise occurred from ozone destruction. This showed the importance of the treaty's flexibility in adjusting to evolving scientific knowledge, the authors said. The researchers focused on the U.S. because of ready access to health data and population projections. Lee-Taylor said that the specific health outcomes in other countries may vary, but the overall trends would be similar. “The treaty had broad global benefits,” she said.     What is Boron? The trace mineral boron provides profound anti-cancer effects, in addition to maintaining stronger bones. Life Extension, September 2021 Boron is a trace mineral found in the earth's crust and in water. Its importance in human health has been underestimated. Boron has been shown to have actions against specific types of malignancies, such as: Cervical cancer: The country Turkey has an extremely low incidence of cervical cancer, and scientists partially attribute this to its boron-rich soil.1 When comparing women who live in boron-rich regions versus boron-poor regions of Turkey, not a single woman living in the boron-rich regions had any indication of cervical cancer.2(The mean dietary intake of boron for women in this group was 8.41 mg/day.)  Boron interferes with the life cycle of the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a contributing factor in approximately 95% of all cervical cancers.1  Considering that HPV viruses are increasingly implicated in head and neck cancers,3,4 supplementation with this ultra-low-cost mineral could have significant benefits in protecting against this malignancy that is increasing in prevalence. Lung cancer: A study conducted at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between 1995 and 2005 found that increased boron intake was associated with a lower risk of lung cancer in postmenopausal women who were taking hormone replacement therapy. Prostate cancer: Studies point to boron's ability to inhibit the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells.  In one study, when mice were exposed to boric acid, their tumors shrank by as much as 38%.6 One analysis found that increased dietary boron intake was associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer.7 Several human and animal studies have confirmed the important connection between boron and bone health. Boron prevents calcium loss,8 while also alleviating the bone problems associated with magnesium and vitamin D deficiency.9 All of these nutrients help maintain bone density. A study in female rats revealed the harmful effects a deficiency in boron has on bones, including:10 Decreased bone volume fraction, a measure of bone strength, Decreased thickness of the bone's spongy inner layer, and Decreased maximum force needed to break the femur. And in a study of post-menopausal women, supplementation with3 mg of boron per day prevented calcium loss and bone demineralization by reducing urinary excretion of both calcium and magnesium.8 In addition to its bone and anti-cancer benefits, there are nine additional reasons boron is an important trace mineral vital for health and longevity. It has been shown to:1 Greatly improve wound healing, Beneficially impact the body's use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D, Boost magnesium absorption, Reduce levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), Raise levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase, Protect against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity, Improve the brain's electrical activity, which may explain its benefits for cognitive performance, and short-term memory in the elderly, Influence the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as S-adenosyl methionine (SAM-e) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), and Potentially help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents. Because the amount of boron varies in the soil, based on geographical location, obtaining enough boron through diet alone can be difficult. Supplementing with low-cost boron is an effective way to maintain adequate levels of this overlooked micronutrient.

Coronavirus 4 1 1  podcast
Coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus variants, and vaccine updates for 10-08-2021

Coronavirus 4 1 1 podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 4:51


This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for October 8th, 2021. With the number of those killed by COVID having surpassed 700,000, among that number is a bonus tragedy. A study shows the number of children in the U.S. who were made orphans or partial orphans by the pandemic is larger than first believed. More than 120,000 lost a primary guardian or caregiver. Black and Hispanic children have experienced this the most. Finland joined Sweden and Denmark in halting the use of Moderna's vaccine as a precautionary measure for men born in 1991 and later. This because of concerns about reports of possible rare cardiovascular side effects like myocarditis and pericarditis. Finland will give those young citizens the Pfizer vaccine instead. Is the pandemic leading to diplomacy? The World Health Organization has shipped COVID-19 medical supplies into North Korea. It's the kind of help that isolated nation rarely accepts. Those supplies are still sitting in quarantine at a seaport, but still. North Korea had severely restricted cross-border traffic and trade for the past two years despite an already crippled economy. We told you yesterday about how police officers are among the most reluctant profession to get vaccinated. Well New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't care. He's considering expanding his mandates on teachers and school employees to police officers, firefighters, and correction officers. The Mayor called them the “other pieces of the puzzle.” It's widely considered unethical to refuse to treat someone because they smoke. But a Colorado woman is being denied a kidney transplant unless she gets vaccinated. The 56-year-old may not last long without the surgery and is quite confused that her hospital is so insistent on protecting her from COVID, that they're willing to watch her die from her kidney condition. In the United States cases were down 23%, deaths are down 13%, and hospitalizations are down 20% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,811,930 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in hospitalizations per capita: North Dakota 25%, Pennsylvania and Michigan 14%, Wyoming 11%, and Montana 9%. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Kodiak Island Borough, AK. McCreary, KY. Bethel Census Area, AK. Custer, MT. Green, KY. Whitley, KY. Clay, TX. Stark, ND. Morton, ND. And Wadena, MN. There have been at least 710,173 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69.8%, Connecticut at 69.2%, and Rhode Island at 69%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia at 40.6%, and Wyoming and Idaho at 42.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is unchanged at 56.1%. The five countries with the biggest 24-hour increases in the number of fully vaccinated people: Taiwan up 5%. And New Zealand, South Korea, Australia, and Thailand 2%. Globally, cases were down 11% and deaths were down 9% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending up since October 5. There are 18,062,833 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The United States 102,090. The U.K. 40,701. Turkey 30,019. Russia 27,550. And Germany 22,403. There have been at least 4,833,592 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe for free to Coronavirus 411 on your podcast app or ask your smart speaker to play the Coronavirus 411 podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

New Books Network
Sharing Scholarship: Academic Publishing and Teaching Tibetan Buddhism in Finland

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 27:51


How can one approach religion as both an academic researcher and a spiritual practitioner? Join us for this wide ranging talk with Dr. Albion Butters, historian of religion and a specialist in Tibetan Buddhism. The first half of the conversation focuses on the Finnish Oriental Society (Suomen Itämainen Seura) and academic publishing through the digital journal Studia Orientalia Electronica, edited by Dr. Butters. In the second half of the episode, Dr. Butters shares his experiences and insights on studying and teaching Buddhism, first in the USA and India, and now in Finland. Dr. Butters is also currently an Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the University of Turku. Klaus Karttunen's History of the Finnish Oriental Society (in Finnish) (Vuosisata Aasiaa ja Afrikkaa. Suomen Itämainen Seura 1917-2017). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo, and the Stockholm Centre for Global Asia at Stockholm University. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Coronavirus Daily
Merck is charging HOW MUCH for its COVID-19 pill!? Plus, will we see the flu and COVID together this Winter?

Coronavirus Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 21:12


Sweden and Finland are pausing the Moderna vaccine for men under 30 over concerns about a cardiovascular side effect. Merck is charging the U.S. government more than 40 times what it costs to produce a dose of its new COVID treatment. The flu and COVID-19. Will we see the dreaded twindemic this Winter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch
Thursday October 7 - Full Show

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 107:35


President Biden uses a phony game show set-up for his public events. Finland, Sweden and Denmark suspend use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in younger age groups. Associated Press fact-checks criticism of the DOJ's investigation into parents' activism against school boards. Dave Chappelle doesn't hold back about the trans community in his new Netflix special. Sen. Josh Hawley joins us to discuss the DOJ vs. parents, the battle over Facebook and more. Democrats feud about how much entitlement should be given to Americans. The White House is prioritizing climate change over rising gas prices.Please visit our great sponsors:Patriot Mobilehttps://PatriotMobile.com/DanaStand with Patriot Mobile. Free activations with promo code DANA. Patriotmobile.com/dana or call 972-PATRIOT. Kel-Techttps://KelTecWeapons.comKelTec: Creating Innovative, Quality Firearms to help secure your world. Delta Rescuehttps://deltarescue.orgGet your complete Estate Planning kit at deltarescue.org/dana today and let your passion for animals live well into the future. Black Rifle Coffee Companyhttps://blackriflecoffee.com/danatvUse code DANATV to save 20% off your first coffee club, coffee and select gear purchase. My Pillowhttps://mypillow.comBOGO Free Giza Dream Sheet Sets with Radio Specials code DANA. Superbeetshttps://DanasBeets.comBuy 2 bags of SuperBeets Heart Chews and get a bag of Vitamin D3 Chews AND a free bag of SuperBeets Heart Chews. Bonner Winehttps://conservativewines.comDana listeners now receive 50% wine and 50% shipping only at www.Conservativewines.com.Legacy Precious Metalshttps://legacypminvestments.comPick up your free guide to precious metal investments today.American Financinghttps://americanfiancing.netLearn more with no pressure or obligation. Refinance today! Call 866-574-2500

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch
Thursday October 7 - Full Show

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 107:35


President Biden uses a phony game show set-up for his public events. Finland, Sweden and Denmark suspend use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in younger age groups. Associated Press fact-checks criticism of the DOJ's investigation into parents' activism against school boards. Dave Chappelle doesn't hold back about the trans community in his new Netflix special. Sen. Josh Hawley joins us to discuss the DOJ vs. parents, the battle over Facebook and more. Democrats feud about how much entitlement should be given to Americans. The White House is prioritizing climate change over rising gas prices.Please visit our great sponsors:Patriot Mobilehttps://PatriotMobile.com/DanaStand with Patriot Mobile. Free activations with promo code DANA. Patriotmobile.com/dana or call 972-PATRIOT. Kel-Techttps://KelTecWeapons.comKelTec: Creating Innovative, Quality Firearms to help secure your world. Delta Rescuehttps://deltarescue.orgGet your complete Estate Planning kit at deltarescue.org/dana today and let your passion for animals live well into the future. Black Rifle Coffee Companyhttps://blackriflecoffee.com/danatvUse code DANATV to save 20% off your first coffee club, coffee and select gear purchase. My Pillowhttps://mypillow.comBOGO Free Giza Dream Sheet Sets with Radio Specials code DANA. Superbeetshttps://DanasBeets.comBuy 2 bags of SuperBeets Heart Chews and get a bag of Vitamin D3 Chews AND a free bag of SuperBeets Heart Chews. Bonner Winehttps://conservativewines.comDana listeners now receive 50% wine and 50% shipping only at www.Conservativewines.com.Legacy Precious Metalshttps://legacypminvestments.comPick up your free guide to precious metal investments today.American Financinghttps://americanfiancing.netLearn more with no pressure or obligation. Refinance today! Call 866-574-2500

The New American Podcast
Nordic Countries Suspend Moderna COVID Jab for Younger People

The New American Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 5:39


This week, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland have suspended administering Moderna's COVID “Spikevax” vaccine over an increased risk of side effects such as inflammation of the heart muscle in younger recipients.   Read Full Article Here!

Future Hindsight
Introducing Some of My Best Friends Are...

Future Hindsight

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 45:12


Subscribe to Some of My Best Friends Are at http://podcasts.pushkin.fm/futurehindsight This week, we're sharing an episode of Some of My Best Friends Are...  The show is hosted by Khalil Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who grew up together on the South Side of Chicago in the '80s. Khalil is Black; Ben is white. They invite listeners into their conversations about the absurdities and intricacies of race in America. Mixing anecdotes, entertaining storytelling, and thoughtful debate, Some of My Best Friends Are... helps listeners make sense of our deeply divided country. In this episode, Khalil and Ben tell each other for the first time about trips they each took to prisons abroad. Ben traveled to Finland and Norway. Khalil traveled to Germany. They ask: How did the Nazi occupation influence Germany's modern day prison industrial complex? How is the prison guard and inmate dynamic in Norwegian facilities different from America? They dish on what made these trips so monumental and talk about whether America could ever replicate the models they observed.

Absolute Rally Podcast
Episode 5 - SEASON 24 - 06.10.21

Absolute Rally Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 59:58


A full house! Jack, Ryan, Trevor and Tony are back to talk Finland, Craig Breen's move to M-Sport, pressure on young drivers the Rally 2 glass ceiling (again!) and so much more!  Thanks for the patience, its good to be back RIP MTD

The Geek In Review
The Legal Design Book with Astrid Kohlmeier and Meera Klemola

The Geek In Review

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 43:44


You have to appreciate a book that discusses Legal Design and puts design concepts into action by working with a fellow designer on the layout and functionality of the book itself. The results of The Legal Design Book: Doing Law in the 21st Century is both a great read for the content and the physical interaction with the book. Astrid Kohlmeier and Meera Klemola, Lawyers and Legal Designers, join us from Munich, Germany, and Helsinki, Finland respectively to discuss their motivation in writing a book designed to raise awareness of legal design concepts and tools to the legal industry. We define Legal Design and discuss the ten philosophies that legal design professionals need to understand as they implement these ideas and processes within their organizations. There is a role for legal designers within the industry, and it is one that we are constantly defining and redefining at the moment. And as we define it, we must be able to measure it and prove the value and return on investment as well. And the focus cannot simply be how lawyers and legal professionals apply Legal Design concepts, the legal user experience (LUX) must also be taken into account. Join us for this podcast user experience into the evolving area of Legal Design. Share with a friend If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with a friend or colleague. Contact Us Twitter: @gebauerm or @glambert. Voicemail: 713-487-7270 Email: geekinreviewpodcast@gmail.com. As always, the great music you hear on the podcast is from Jerry David DeCicca who 4th solo album just released a vinyl edition this month! A transcript is available on 3 Geeks' site.

Rebel News +
SHEILA GUNN REID | Exposing the myths of green wind energy

Rebel News +

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:41


Sheila Gunn Reid is joined by independent Dutch documentary filmmaker Marijn Poels to discuss his new project that exposes the myths surrounding a green energy project for Google in Finland.

Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show
FOF #2988 - Q-Force: From West Hollywood with Love

Feast of Fun : Gay Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 70:37


As LGBTQ people, we're connected now more than ever before. We live together, we fight together and we ride together- that's what inspired comedy writer Gabe Liedman to create Q-Force, Netflix's new animated comedy series that takes us on an adventure with a team of queer super spies and their allies as they team up to fight evil, save the world in West Hollywood, all before Brunch.Starring queer comedy icons Sean Hayes and Wanda Sykes, the new series is a delicious parody of spy shows, and isn't afraid to take on the Mission Impossible of creating a comedy series that pushes the button on the ticking time bomb of LGBTQ sensibilitiues.Did we mention a few of the characters look like Tom of Finland cartoons come to life?WATCH Q-FORCE ON NETFLIX: https://www.netflix.com/title/81039557Today Q-Force's animators and directors Jeanette Moreno King and Alex Sayler join us to talk about the new animated series, their shared history animating The Simpsons and the new Beavis and Butthead film.Listen as we chat with Alex and Jeanette, who is the newly elected President of The Animation Guild about Q-Force and whether Hollywood will go on strike or not.

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast
HJRP2904 Gaming Resources, Settings With Preexisting Characters

Happy Jacks RPG Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 53:07


hjrp2904 Your Hosts: Stu, Stork, Kurt In This Episode: Albin from Finland writes in about two RPG related products. Jo Lene revisits pre-existing settings but with a twist.