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Kathleen from Plenty of Sunshine Travel met with Lesa from Lindblad Expeditions for this week's cruise chat. If you found value in this video and wish to help this channel. You can send a donation using this link https://bit.ly/KathleenPenner. I have had the privilege of meeting with Lesa previously ~ you can see our past videos on this playlist:https://bit.ly/LindbladXPlaylist. Lindblad reflects on what's below the water's surface and what's above it. Lindblad explores the world's most extraordinary destinations. With stops that include the Northwest Passage, Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Baja, California, Belize, Guatemala, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Peru, Easter Island, French Polynesia, Amazon, the Caribbean including Bahamas, East Coast US, The Northern parts of Canada, Greenland, Norway, Iceland, the British and Irish Isles, Europe, Mediterranean, Egypt, Africa, the northeast passage, Japan, Vietnam and Cambodia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and Frank Josef, Land, British, Mediterranean, Egypt and also Africa ~ You are sure to find a destination for you! . Lindblad is a safari on the ocean! You usually look for that bespoke camp when you go on a safari. You are looking for fewer guests with you to approach the wildlife. Lindblad is a small operator that will bring you close to the destinations and show you what is under the ocean surface. Their largest ship has 148 guests, so you'll have individualized attention. You will have those small ships that will bring you right to the heart of the area you want to explore. . Lindblad is for Exploring. . The ships have floor-to-ceiling windows that allow you to see the glaciers and marine & wildlife and explore the destinations that you're sailing to. . In the dining room, every seat has a view outside the windows. The cuisine is local, fresh food that supports the local farmers. . Every aspect of your experience is about exploration! There are two Igloos on the aft of the ship. You can take in the 360° views of the Ocean! Enjoy sleeping overnight in these igloos. You will wake up to the sun rising and inspiring views. Infinity pools also allow you to be surrounded by the ocean. . From the Antarctica to the Antarctic Peninsula. They visit South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, with the large population of King Penguins and the history of Shackleton and Scott and Armon and how they explored these regions on ships that were nowhere near as advanced as Lindblad's ships are! . The ships head up the polar regions to Norway and the coast to Svalbard. They go and do the Coasts of Greenland. Lindblad does a circumnavigation of Iceland. They also explore with an Iceland/Greenland itinerary. . Hammocks are placed around the ship, inviting you to unwind and bask in the views. You will sway gently in your hammock, gazing to see a majestic whale breaching the surface. Simply awe-inspiring! . Lindblad explores Galapagos. You need to get out there and explore with Lindblad. You will get once-in-a-lifetime photos. . Two of their ships visit Alaska. They are small enough to sail comfortably and provide outstanding luxury & service. You get to explore the Alaskan coastline immersed in the luxury of Alaska. The Quest and Venture are in the waterways giving you personalized experiences. Being as close to wildlife as possible, tracking a bear along the coast. . That is the kind of experience you will have in Alaska on Lindblad! That is what I want, do you? . If you want to learn more about Lindblad Expeditions or any other cruise lines I have met with. Reach out to info@PlentyofSunshineTravel.com. You can also fill out this form https://bit.ly/3mxFUNd. . If you want to see the images on this week's episode, click HERE to go to our YouTube Channel. . Search #PlentyofSunshineTravel on Facebook or Instagram to see our posts. . . #Lindblad #LindbladExpeditions #travelagent #CruiseSpecialist #Cruise #CruiseGuru #TravelAgent #luxurytravel --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cruisingthewavespodcast/message
Every day healthcare workers face a lot of stressful and emotionally challenging situations at work. Moreover the long drawn pandemic has had its impact on healthcare workers. Numerous deaths, making difficult choices due to resource constraints and overstretched days are some of the challenges that have affected health workers mentally and emotionally. With daily work demands being constant many of them are left with these issues unresolved. How then can we care for our caregivers who support the health and quality of life of their patients and their relatives? This is a taster of a program that uses large group learnings, small group sharing, peer-to-peer interactions and role-plays. This session will also provide an overview of the program that provides healthcare teams a platform to address their unaddressed pain, and emotional as well as psychological hurts Using a structured and sustained approach the program provides the supportive environment, caring community and appropriate skills for the healing of healthcare workers and equips them to go on to become better careers in the workplace. https://bit.ly/gmhc2022_mathewmulavelil_caringforthecaregiver
Bryan and Jen are chasing their dreams in the South Pacific on their Catana Bali 4.0. We talk about French Polynesia, their catamaran, catamarans vs monohulls, teaching themselves to sail, escaping the drudgery of society, an unforcasted cyclonic even, repairing two saildrive shafts while at a remote atoll, maintaining optimism in trying times, floating the anchor in an atoll, other anchoring issues, happiness, fear, freedom, making decisions as a couple, favorite places, and much more!
This week Ken swings the doors of the infamous shadowy Black Lodge wide open. Key to the door, and keeper of the map Allen Greenfield is his guide. UAPs, Men in Black, Aleister Crowley, Twin Peaks and the IllumiNet conspiracy revealed! This week: Aleister Crowley's Moonchild, David Lynch's Black Lodge, The Three Black Schools, Who Killed Jim Keith and much more Main theme by Simon Smerdon (Mothboy) Music bed by chriszabriskie.com Buy Allen's book here Allen Greenfield Bio T Allen Greenfield (the “T” or “Tau” being a customary title given to an esoteric prelate in the Doinel lineage upon their consecration) is a native of Augusta, Georgia, USA. With relatively brief sojourns in Tampa, Florida, Tucson, Arizona, and Key West, Florida, he has lived much of his life thus far in Atlanta. By the age of sixteen, he had become a world traveler, and has visited many countries all over the globe in the years since, from France to French Polynesia; from Canada to Venezuela; Greece to Grenada, Israel to Indiana. He is a long-time student of esoteric spirituality and Gnosticism, a study he began in 1960. A past (elected) member of the British Society for Psychical Research, the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) (from 1960), etc., he has twice been the recipient of the “UFOlogist of the Year Award” of the National UFO Conference (1972 and 1992), which has run continuously on an annual basis for 41 years. He is a Borderland Science Research Associate (BSRA). He has personally conducted on-site UFO abduction investigations in Brooksville, FL; Pascagoula, MS; and Brown Mountain, NC. He considers the UFO phenomenon to be a “signal” from the Collective Unconscious that the neglect of a magical spirituality by society as a whole is a cause of the emotional plague and social disaster.
GB2RS News Sunday the 15th of October 2023 The news headlines: • RSGB Construction Competition • New chair of the RSGB's Exams and Syllabus Group • RSGB 2023 Convention The RSGB recognises the importance of construction as a key element of amateur radio, whether that is using traditional construction skills or is a software or systems engineering project. The Society has launched its 2024 Construction Competition and the deadline for entries is the 1st of March 2024. To enable members across the country, and even the world, to enter, entries will be judged over the internet rather than in person. This year a new category called ‘Antennas' has been introduced so there are five categories you can enter: Beginners; Construction Excellence; Innovation; Software and Systems; and Antennas. Special recognition will be given to entries submitted by radio amateurs under the age of 24, and to those who have just gained their Foundation licence. A cash prize will be awarded for the winner of each section, with a bonus for the overall winner, who will also be declared the winner of the Pat Hawker G3VA Award. You can find out more, including how to enter, on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/construction-competition The RSGB is delighted to welcome Andrew Lenton, G8UUG as the new Chair of the Exams and Syllabus Review Group. The Society would also like to thank Donard de Cogan, M0KRK for his hard work and dedication, including chairing the Group for the past three years. You can contact Andrew via email@example.com The RSGB 2023 Convention takes place over both days this weekend. There is a fantastic range of presentations on a variety of amateur radio topics. If you haven't already booked, you can buy day tickets on the door or join the Livestream at any time over the weekend. The Livestream contains 12 of the Convention presentations as well as exclusive interviews and additional content. We are asking radio amateurs to register for the Convention Livestream this year. Whether you are there in person, or joining radio amateurs from across the world online, make sure you are part of this major annual event. For more information about the full programme of presentations go to rsgb.org/convention and to register for the Livestream head over to rsgb.org/livestream As we get closer to the ITU World Radio Conference, WRC-23, which starts next month, the future of amateur radio, particularly the 23cm band, is of key importance. The ITU News Magazine has a feature article by IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH regarding amateur activity in the 23cm band. This is the topic of a challenging agenda item at the Conference which calls for measures that protect primary radio-navigation services such as Glonass and Galileo from amateur terrestrial and satellite usage. You can read the article by visiting tinyurl.com/TimVE6SH In related news, the IARU also reports that the last formal preparatory meeting ahead of the WRC on this topic was difficult and could not achieve a consensus on measures such as power and bandwidth limits, or frequency restrictions. The IARU supports further efforts and will continue to try to find a solution regarding suitable recommendations, whilst opposing the unwarranted statutory imposition of such. You can read the IARU's post on this subject via tinyurl.com/ITUR23cm Also, you can hear the latest updates at the RSGB Convention on Sunday, in a talk by IARU expert and RSGB Microwave Manager Barry Lewis, G4SJH. Jamboree On The Air, or JOTA, is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world communicate with each other via amateur radio. JOTA 2023 will run from Friday the 20th to Sunday the 22nd of October. You can find out more at jotajoti.info And now for details of rallies and events Dartmoor Autumn Radio Rally is taking place today, Sunday the 15th of October. The venue is Yelverton War Memorial Hall, Meavy Lane, Yelverton, Devon, PL20 6AL. The event features bring and buy, trader stands, refreshments and free parking. The doors open at 10am and admission is £2.50. For more information, contact Roger on 07854 088 882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Hornsea Amateur Radio Club Rally is also taking place today, Sunday the 15th of October. The venue is Driffield Showground, YO25 9DW. For more information, visit hornseaarc.com Part 2 of the British Amateur Television Club Convention for Amateur TV 2023 will take place on Saturday the 21st of October from 10am until 3pm. The event will feature online talks about ATV-related topics. For more information visit batc.org.uk/events The Galashiels Radio Rally will take place on Sunday the 22nd of October. The venue will be the Volunteer Hall, St Johns Street, Galashiels, TD1 3JX. The doors open at 11am. Entrance is £2.50, although under-16s will be admitted free of charge. Now the Special Event News Today, the 15th, is the last chance to work EI4FOTA from the Blasket Islands, EU-007. A team of ‘Friends on the Air' will be busy activating special locations in and around Ireland until the 31st of August 2024. See QRZ.com for more information. Members of Radio Club F5KDC will be active as TM400BPA until Monday the 16th of October. Listen for activity on the 80, 40 and 20m bands using SSB and CW. The special callsign marks the 400th anniversary of the birth of Blaise Pascal, the French polymath. Listen out for AT30IIH which is active until the 31st of December to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Indian Institute of Hams, or IIH. The IIH's focus is training and bringing young people into the amateur radio community. QSL via the bureau, direct or via eQSL. Now the DX news Today, the 15th, is the last chance to work a team of German amateurs that is active as TX6D from Tahiti, OC-046, in French Polynesia. The team is operating using CW, SSB and digital modes on the 160 to 10m bands. QSL to DL7DF directly or via the bureau, Logbook of the World or OQRS. Uli, DL2AH is active as V73AH until the 16th of October from Majuro, OC-029, in the Marshall Islands. He will operate SSB and FT8 on the 80 to 6m bands. QSL via Logbook of the World, eQSL or direct to DL2AH. Now the contest news The Oceania DX CW Contest started at 0600UTC on Saturday the 14th of October and ends at 0600UTC today, Sunday the 15th of October. On Monday the 16th of October, the RSGB FT4 Contest runs from 1900 to 2030UTC. Using FT4 on the 80, 40 and 20m bands, the exchange is your report. On Tuesday the 17th of October, the 1.3GHz UK Activity Contest runs from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes on 1.3GHz frequencies, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. On Thursday the 19th of October, the 70MHz UK Activity Contest runs from 1900 to 2130UTC. Using all modes on the 4m band, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. On Sunday the 22nd of October, the 50MHz Affiliated Societies Contest runs from 0900 to 1300UTC. Using all modes on the 6m band, the exchange is signal report, serial number and locator. The Worked All Germany Contest starts at 1500UTC on Saturday the 21st of October and ends at 1500UTC on Sunday the 22nd of October. Using CW and SSB on the 80 to 10m bands, where contests are permitted, the exchange is signal report and serial number. German stations also send their DOK reference. Now the radio propagation report, compiled by G0KYA, G3YLA, and G4BAO on Thursday the 12th of October 2023 We had a period of low geomagnetic disturbance last week, which allowed the upper HF bands to shine. There were lots of reports of DX being worked on the 10m band as the Kp Index sat mainly in the ones and twos, with a maximum of Kp 3.33 for one three-hour period on the 9th. The Solar Flux Index, or SFI, also remained in the 150s and 160s, hitting a maximum of 166 on the 9th. All in all, these were very good conditions for high-band DXing, especially at this optimum time in the calendar. As promised last week, let's take a look at HF paths from the UK to the W8S Swains Island DXpedition in the South Pacific. The good news is that operations are in full swing and are being spotted daily on the DX Cluster. At a distance of approximately 9,500 miles from the UK on the short-path, and 15,300 miles on the long-path, it's quite a distance for signals to traverse. The short-path beam heading you need to select is a polar path at 350 degrees, and for long-path 169 degrees. The best openings to Swains from the UK start on the 20m band from about 0630UTC. As the morning progresses, move up in frequency until you get to the 10m band around 1000 to 1100UTC. This path should remain open until 1500 or 1600UTC, at which point you can drop down to the 12, 15 or 17m bands. Long-path openings may be a lot weaker, with a short opening on the 15m band from 0600 to 0800UTC. Then move to the 12 or 10m bands from 0700 to 0900UTC. There may also be a long-path evening opening from 1800 to 2000UTC on the 17 and 10m bands. The above predictions are for SSB and CW. You may find FT8 openings extend these times a little. For more details, and to compute your own predictions, see VOACAP.com or Proppy at soundbytes.asia/proppy This weekend, ending today the 15th, may see some geomagnetic disturbances due in part to a coronal hole. But, as long as we don't get any coronal mass ejections, this should settle after the weekend. The Solar Flux Index is predicted to remain in the 150s with a maximum Kp index of two. If this turns out to be true, we should have a good week of DX hunting to come. And now the VHF and up propagation news The coming period of weather offers many changes, and it looks as though we have said goodbye to the warm air, with low pressure controlling events. Just a gentle reminder to keep an eye on your antennas as this time of year can produce surprisingly rapid developments of deep low-pressure systems with associated strong winds. Early next week, a temporary high returns to give you a chance to give those antenna supports and guys a once-over while winds are light, and leave the potential Tropo until the evenings and overnight. Incidentally, this new high is essentially a cold air high, so may not be as productive as the recent Tropo of the week just ending. The new high will probably hang around until midweek when it should migrate north to allow an easterly wind across the south. This will probably bring some showery rain along the east coast. It's possible that we may have some rain scatter from these showers. Meteor scatter is always good in October, with high random meteor rates and a number of small showers. Most notable of these is the Orionids Meteor Shower which peaks on the 22nd of October and is active until the 7th of November with an average zenithal hourly rate of around 20. Of course, aurora is also worth keeping in mind if you get any spare time! For EME operators, Moon declination is negative and falling all week, reaching minimum on Friday the 20th with corresponding shortening Moon windows. As we are now past apogee, path losses will continue to fall. 144MHz sky noise starts very high with the annular eclipse on Saturday the 14th. The following week sees it moderate, increasing to a high of over 2000 Kelvin on Thursday. And that's all from the propagation team this week.
Mentors are instrumental in the professional and personal growth of healthcare professionals. However, mentoring relationships often fail to realize their full potential. Attendees will be encouraged and equipped to initiate mentoring relationships that provide both mentor and mentee with a rewarding experience.
Don't miss this rebroadcast with Cori Kane, a leading postdoc fellow at Oregon State University and Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Host Felicia Olmeta-Schult revisits the world of marine ecology, discussing Cori's research in diverse marine ecosystems—from kelp forests in the U.S. West Coast to coral reefs in French Polynesia. This episode serves as both a career guide for emerging marine scientists and a voyage through remarkable underwater habitats. Cori touches on the challenges and triumphs of her professional journey and encourages curiosity in ecological exploration. To delve further into marine conservation, check out the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves at https://oregonmarinereserves.com/.
A panel of those who entered full time missions after age 50 will discuss how God overcame and is overcoming objections, difficulties and fears to place them in service. https://bit.ly/gmhc2022_bond_burgess_makingamidcareermove
Join us as we navigate the mesmerizing depths of dolphin wisdom and whale connectivity with our esteemed guest, Anne Gordon. Anne, a renowned certified dolphin energy healer practitioner, has committed her life to nurturing relationships with these majestic creatures and guiding others to do the same. The founder of international Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreats, she provides transformative experiences, bringing people closer to nature and their inner selves in stunning locations like Bimini, Hawaii, Mexico, and French Polynesia. Prepare to be moved as Anne recounts the awe-inspiring moments of swimming alongside city-bus-sized whales and experiencing the profound gaze of these sentient beings.www.whaleanddolphinwisdomretreats.comAs we journey further into the realm of dolphin wisdom, we find ourselves enthralled by this energy. Ann guides us through the profound lessons that dolphins bring into our lives, including their inherent joy, transparency, and emotional engagement. Listen closely and discover how these magnificent creatures can inspire a shift in your own life trajectory, teaching you to cherish joy as a choice and permanent state, even in times of grief. Finally, we dive into the therapeutic properties of dolphin energy and the critical role it plays in Ann's life-transforming healing practice. By the end of this episode, you'll find yourself brimming with newfound appreciation for the wisdom of our aquatic friends.Anne Gordon has spent her entire life in the presence of Dolphins and Whales. She grew up watching Orca whales while boating and living in the Pacific NW. She has been running her successful Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreats internationally since 2007. She shares the wisdom of the dolphins and whales through transformational retreats in Bimini, Hawaii, Mexico, French Polynesia, etc. to spend time with and deepen your spiritual connection with the natural world.Anne pioneered the whale watching industry in the country of Panama. She has been leading her Whale and Dolphin Wisdom retreats internationally since 2007. She is a Retreat Success Coach to share her comprehensive knowledge and experience to support you in creating and leading your own successful retreat. She is dedicated to empowering you to lead the powerful retreats that you have been dreaming of as well as bringing the wisdom of the dolphins into every aspect of your business.Contact Anne Gordon at: www.whaleanddolphinwisdomretreats.comBook an astrology reading this Psychic Season! www.jilljardineastrology.com/shopHave you ever wanted to learn Astrology? Join Professional Astrologer, Jill Jardine, for ASTROLOGY 101: TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION - LIVE ONLINE COURSE: Tuesdays, October, 3 - November 7, 2023 EACH CLASS IS RECORDED. 6 weeks - 6 modules.Learn from a Master Astrologer in the comfort of your own home. You'll get all the goodies you need to predict your future, raise your vibration, improve your intuition, and enhance your gut instincts so you make informed decisions. Register now at: www.jilljardineastrology.com/101Support the show
Located in the Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia is made up of over 100 islands, some of which are comprised of ring-shaped coral reefs called atolls. These are particularly susceptible to climate change. The idyllic atoll of Hao, also known as the "harp island" for its bow-like shape, is threatened daily by rising sea levels. Residents face a tough decision: continue to weather the ravages of rising tides, or relocate and become climate refugees. Our France 2 colleagues report, with FRANCE 24's Lauren Bain.
In this episode of Upwell, we chat with Tituoan Bernicot, the founder and CEO of Coral Gardeners, an organization restoring reefs in French Polynesia and around the world.In the conversation, we discuss the threats of climate change to coral reefs and marine biodiversity, how technology and communities can come together to restore ecosystems, and the importance of storytelling and education in addressing ocean conservation and the climate crisis.
Kathleen from Plenty of Sunshine Travel met with Vicky from Paul Gauguin Cruises for this week's episode. . If you want to help this channel out, you can buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/PlentyofSunshineTravel Paul Gauguin has been cruising in Tahiti for 25 years! They are the experts in Tahiti and have close relationships with the tour operators in this area! If you are going to Tahiti - do it right and go with the specialists! Vicky started by giving us a great brand overview. We learned about their luxury ship that sails exclusively in this area all year round. They hold the title of the longest deployment of a vessel in one area! They have relationships with the tour operators in the areas they visit. They are the ones that can get you into the heart of the areas you are visiting. . The French Polynesia is closer than you think! To Papeete, Tahiti from Los Angeles (LAX): 8 hours (non-stop) Tokyo: 11 hours (non-stop) Paris: : 21 hours Honolulu: 5 hours (non-stop) Auckland: 5 hours (non-stop) Sydney is 7 hours The secret to their success is how close they get you to the islands. Their ship has a shallow draft, and you can get up much closer to the island than the other ships that visit this area. This ship was built for Tahiti. Why Paul Gauguin Cruises? They offer an Intimate, Small-Ship Experience. Many destinations will be tendered, so being on a small ship is a very fast way to get ashore! No line ups with Paul Gauguin. . We touched on all of the restaurants onboard. Lots of great options with local food whenever possible! . Paul Gauguin has watersports equipment available for you to use free of charge - including Kayaking, paddleboards and Snorkel gear. You will be able to enjoy the crystal clear water this way! You can also get your PADI licence while onboard and swim with a certified diver. . Paul Gauguin has a private beach experience in Bora Bora! This is a highlight of every guest! . We then touched on the itineraries. 7 nights Tahiti & the Society Islands. Bora Bora, Taha's (Motu Mahana), Huahine, Moorea, Papeete and Tahiti. . 10 nights Society Islands & Tuamotus Rangiroa, Bora Bora, Huahine, Taha'a, [Motu Mahana], Moorea, Fakarava, Papeete, Tahiti. . 11 nights Cook Islands & Society Islands. Bora Bora, Taha'a, [Motu Mahanal, Moorea, Papeete, Tahiti, Aitutaki, Rarotonga. 14 nights Marquesas, Tuamotus & Society Islands Hiva Oa, Nukn lliva, Tahuata, Fato lliva, Bora Bora, Huahine, Taha'a [Motu Mahana], Moorea, Papeete, Fakarava, Tahiti . 14 nights Fiji, Tonga, Cook & Society Islands (Or reverse!) Bora Bora, Taha'a, [Motu Mahana], Papeete, Tahiti, Moorea, Aitutaki, Lautoka, Savusavu, Vava'u, Lautoka Savusavu, Vava'u, Suva, Bega Islands. . 16 nights Crossing Melanesia: Australia to Fii Darwin, Thursday Island, Alotau, Samarai Island, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santol, Port Vila, Crossing Melanesia, Australia to Fiji, Lautoka, Viti Levu . 20 nights Crossing Oceania: Fiji to Bali Renoa, Bali Komodo Island, Dili, Guadalcanal, Espiritu Santo, VANUAIL, Port Vik, SOLOMON ISLANDS, Lautoka. . If you want to learn more about Paul Gauguin or any other cruise lines I have met with, please get in touch with me at info@PlentyofSunshineTravel.com. You can also fill out this simple form https://bit.ly/3mxFUNd, and I will get back to you. . Subscribe to our channel and hit the notification bell to ensure you catch all upcoming cruise videos. . If you want to see the images on this week's episode, head on over to our YouTube channel HERE . Search #PlentyofSunshineTravel on Facebook or Instagram to see our posts. . . . #PaulGauguin #travelagent #CruiseSpecialist #Cruise #CruiseGuru #TravelAgent #luxurytravel --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/cruisingthewavespodcast/message