Bailing Out Benji is a small organization that does really big things! We stand shoulder to shoulder with the largest animal welfare organizations in the country and we have proven ourselves to have just as big of an impact with a fraction of the budget. Every dollar you donate to us is truly stretched to have the greatest impact on directly ending puppy mills and carving out a solution to the puppy mill problem. We are on track to educate millions of people this holiday season, but we still need your help! Please consider making a donation this Giving Tuesday and throughout the year to help us offset these costs.You can make a donation any of the following ways: -Through our website: https://secure.everyaction.com/0xdP09WJE0-1PAXJ5-thwg2 -Through PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org-Through Venmo: @ bailingoutbenji-Mail: PO Box 203, Ames Iowa 50010You can also support us by: - purchasing our t-shirts at https://www.scratchpadtees.com/pages/bailing-out-benji- Using the code “Benji” while shopping at East Village Spa online https://shopeastvillagespa.com- Or shopping at Grounds & Hounds! They have organic & eco-friendly speciality coffees along with everything you need to enjoy it! Every time you shop using our link, you receive a 15% discount and 10% is donated back to our organization so we can continuing researching and fighting puppy mills. https://grounds-and-hounds-coffee-co.sjv.io/BailingOutBenjiThank you so much for investing in a future with no more puppy mills. We can't accomplish all that we do without you. To view our previous animated PSA, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBTMBK-GYpgSupport the show (https://bailingoutbenji.com/support-us/)
Happy Fun Friday, Today's breath is: Ocean Breath (Ujahi breath) Which: Calms, improves Focus and concentration, Grounds and Centers you and the ocean breath also increases oxygen consumption.Sit up tall with your shoulders relaxed away from your ears and close your eyes. To prepare, become aware of your breath without trying to control it at all. Then begin to inhale and exhale through your mouth if you have been breathing through your nose.Bring your awareness to your throat. On your exhales, begin to tone the back of your throat (your glottis or soft palate), slightly constricting the passage of air. Imagine that you are fogging up a pair of glasses. You should hear a soft hissing sound.Once you are comfortable with the exhale, begin to apply the same contraction of the throat to the inhales. You should, once again, hear a soft hissing sound. This is where the name of the breath comes from: it sounds like the ocean. (It also sounds like Darth Vadar.)When you are able to control the throat on both the inhale and the exhale, close the mouth and begin breathing through the nose. Continue applying the same toning to the throat that you did when the mouth was open. The breath will still make a noise coming in and out of the nose. This is ujjayi breath.Let's try this a few more times now. Today's nudge is: make something newIt is so refreshing to make something new. It can be a new look to your bedroom or office. It can be a new look to yourself. It can be new and creative artwork. It can be a new workout or a new recipe for dinner. Trying something new is refreshing and takes you away from the bore of your day. It offers you some excitement and a different perspective. It relieves you from the mundane day to day rutt you may be feeling. What can you make new today to change up your day or week? Let's repeat this three times:make something newmake something newmake something new Have a great Fun Friday!
There's plenty of talk these days about the link between our physical health and our mental health, and it's a conversation I'm very much here for. According to the CDC's last survey, nearly half of American adults (49.1%) attempt some form of weight loss in a given year. And I'm not shy in saying that I have been a part of this statistic on and off throughout my adult life. But it wasn't until very recently - probably the past 5 years or so - that I've truly begun to appreciate the mental side of my physical health. Now granted, any medical professional can tell you that exercise is one of the best antidepressants out there, but it's one of those things I think we all have to come to realize in our own ways. And it's ok if that takes a while. My guest this week is a trailblazer at the intersection of physical & mental health as it relates to our ability to perform in the workplace.Now to be clear, Lauren Parsons isn't out to boost profits through pushups. She's on a mission to change the way all of us move through our days, even if it's only short bursts of activity. Or as she likes to call it, Snacking on Fitness. A TEDx Speaker and highly sought-after consultant, Lauren draws on 18 years experience in the health and wellness profession, combined with her background in business, to help organizations with desk-bound staff create a positive, energized team culture where people can thrive & perform at their best. So no matter where you're at in your health journey, there's something here for everyone. Enjoy the show! SHOWNOTES:Book: Real Food Less FussE-Book: 7 Myths to Overcome to Get in the Best Shape of Your Life
Centuries ago, an Anglo-Saxon noble was buried within a 90-foot ship in a mound at Sutton Hoo. It serves as the richest burial ever found in northern Europe to date. Discovered in 1939, not much survived of the original ship. However, an imprint of the ship remains on the earth. In this episode, Cat is joined on the ground by archaeologist and writer Martin Carver. Martin, Director of the Sutton Hoo Research Project, shares his knowledge of the infamous mounds and the ongoing reconstruction of The Great Ship Burial. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tamaki Makaurau has a complicated and busy history. But it's a past that has been constantly built over, dug up or destroyed. Historian, author and curator at Auckland Museum Lucy Mackintosh has spent decades poring over the landscapes of Auckland. She's condensed her thinking into a new book titled Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tamaki Makaurau Auckland, published yesterday by Bridget Williams Books. Starting from the ground up Lucy is charting the relationships between people and place.
Stanford Steve and Bear discuss the College Football Playoff committee slotting Michigan over Michigan State, Bear's Texas A&M bet to win the SEC, the ceiling continuing to get higher for Oklahoma, wanting to see more from Ohio State, if they'd rather take Purdue or Tennessee this weekend, Michigan's recent struggles in Happy Valley, Florida State Deep Throat coming through with an insider tip, Stanford Steve heading to Charlottesville with Chris Long, blind betting against Stanford and if this is the week Cincinnati covers the spread.
Maybe it's just me, but the phrase, "celebrating Veterans Day", has always struck me as a little odd. After all, there aren't too many 'celebrations' that include a 2 minute moment of silence observed in countries all around the world... There is a necessary solemnity about the day, and it's one I've been contemplating these past couple of weeks. In this Light Roast episode, I explore what it means to be a Veteran, and how I think the pandemic may have taught all of us ways to better empathize with the sacrifice of those who answered the call to serve. We'll be back next week with fresh a interview. Until then, be easy and enjoy the show.
In this week's Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast, I'm joined by my law partner Anita Koumriqian as we discuss DACA and DREAMers, what is going on, and why this matters, not just for the recipients and their families, but also within the tech community. The point of DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is to allow peace of mind, comfort, and most importantly, the ability to go to school for undocumented children brought to the United States by their parents from another country. And so, it gives undocumented people the ability to work, if they qualify. Please share this episode with companies, HR and recruiting professionals, startup founders, international talent, or anyone who can benefit from it. Sign up for the Alcorn monthly newsletter to receive the latest immigration news and issues. Reach out to us if we can help you determine the best immigration options for yourself, your company, your employees or prospective employees, or your family whether in the U.S. or abroad. In this episode, you'll hear about: The history of DACA DACA updates under the Biden administration DACA qualification and requirements Grounds for disqualification What permanent injunction means Other bills passed in addition to DACA What companies could do to assist existing DACA employees Guidelines around Advance Parole Don't miss my upcoming conversations with top Silicon Valley venture capitalists, startup founders, professors, futurists, and thought leaders on Immigration Law for Tech Startups. Subscribe to this podcast here or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or whatever your favorite platform is. As always, we welcome your rating and review of this podcast. We appreciate your feedback! Resources: Alcorn Immigration Law: Subscribe to the monthly Alcorn newsletter Immigration Law for Tech Startups podcast: Episode 13: Show the Love: Family-based Alternatives for Technology Professionals Episode 49: Never Do This in Immigration – Family Episode 68: Update on DACA Immigration Options for Talent, Investors, and Founders Immigration Law for Tech Startups eBook Extraordinary Ability Bootcamp course for best practices for securing the O-1A visa, EB-1A green card, or the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) green card—the top options for startup founders. Use promotion code ILTS for 20% off the enrollment fee.
David Niederer is the owner of Fossil Pointe Shooting Grounds in Decatur Texas. Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds is the premier multi-faceted gun range and sporting grounds in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Fossil Pointe Sporting Grounds is dedicated to providing the DFW area a safe and first-class sporting clays, rifle, and outdoor pistol range experience to the public at an affordable cost. Additionally, you'll find a wide range of guns for sale, private lessons, and special events that will fit any occasion.
Invasion of public spaces by Namazis is a form of Jihad, in which Islam promotes acceptance of even wanton and horrendous acts done in the name of Islam. The Gurgaon Namaz Resistance is one such movement that deserves to be replicated across India. Sanjay Dixit explains.
On this episode, we talk with Marc Dottore of Dueling Ground Distillery in Franklin, Kentucky. Marc tells us about his history in the music industry in Nashville that inspired him to move into bourbon production. He tells us how he got involved in the bourbon industry and history of the name "Dueling Grounds." Great interview! Available on all listening platforms!
Every writer will tell you there is often nothing more intimidating than the blank page.One of the ways I've learned to eliminate this fear is by getting started with my favorite writing device: Bullet Points. Now I always knew this trick worked when it came to composing legal documents, but when it came to writing “The Man in the Ditch,” I wasn't sure if something like bullet points, which feel so clinical, would jive with the creative process. Thankfully, my doubts were set aside the minute I met the woman who would become my collaborator and editor, Alex Davis.If it hadn't been for the amazing prompts, the detailed questions, and the way she helped me find my creative voice using a style of writing I was most comfortable with, my book would be unfinished at best, already abandoned at worst. That's why I was thrilled when Alex agreed to come on Legal Grounds to talk about her companies, Davis Legal Media and Dias Thought Leadership. After earning her J.D. 2015, Alex practiced law for several years before realizing her true passion lay in helping other attorneys get pen to paper so they can thrive for their clients and in the legal community at large. We discuss her early life, what it takes to start a business, the need for more attorneys to do what they love with their J.D., and what it takes to succeed in a world that often feels overwhelming.And there's plenty of laughs along the way. Enjoy the show!
We're in Abingdon, Virginia, with my new friend Kim Jarrett of SouthernPlacesAndFaces.com. In this episode, we talk about The Barter Theatre, the Virginia Creeper Trail, and exploring battlefields at the Muster Grounds. Show notes are at https://WeTravelThere.com/abingdon I love to travel, but I hate waiting. CLEAR uses biometrics to verify your identity to skip airport security lines. With this limited-time offer for listeners, you can try CLEAR free for 2 months, when you sign up at wetravelthere.com/clear.
In part 2 of our fourth annual Halloween special, Eli once again takes over as DM! Join Mysteriously LLC as they investigate the Derma Lodge... Find Eli on Twitter as @SirEliOfThePine. Gwinnora the Half-elf Bard was played by Tucker! Find Tucker as the Brofessor on his old show, WIDK - iDunnoRadio, or find him in his guest spots on PodCube. Maple the Gnome Rogue was played by Katelynn! Find Katelynn on Twitter as @ScreamsMcNutty, or on her show Unnatural 20's. Clutch Bellhouse the Dragonborn Artificer was played by Mason Amadeus! Find Mason on Twitter at @ItsMasonAmadeus or online at MasonAmadeus.com. For other shows by Mason, check him out on Alabaster's Haberdashery or his new show PodCube. Have questions for us? Contact us at @SCQPodcast on Twitter or by email at SideCharacterQuest@gmail.com. Or come chat with us on Discord! Proud member of the Scavengers Network. Support us on Patreon. Support Side Character Quest by contributing to their Tip Jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/side-character-quest Find out more at http://sidecharacterquest.com
Freshly back from South Africa with my Chicken, in our continuous battle to get our Daughter home to the USA, i was amped to Rise Up with you. TOPIC? GROUNDLESS FEAR!!! On what GROUNDS do you claim your fears, struggle or misfortune? Let's unpack the concept that most of our challenges and misfortunes are imaginary and GROUNDLESS. Becoming conscious of this fact is a huge step towards strengthening your Interface Response System. Tune in to the Live "UNCUT" Episodes of the RUWD Podcast. Rise Up with Dragon Mondays and Friday mornings at 9am est for the uncut and unedited live format on Facebook, Youtube and Linkedin LIVE STREAMED IN: Facebook: https://lnkd.in/diK4YNa Linkedin: https://lnkd.in/dv6M3Cgk SUBSCRIBE TO THE "RISE UP WITH DRAGON NEWSLETTER" and receive weekly enhancements of consciousness. https://www.riseupwithdragon.com/newsletter
Oregon, USA – We talk to Fred Zink of Zink Calls and Avian-X on the early years with Ron Latschaw and Final Approach, and when he left FA to go to a new company called Avery Outdoors. They would end up being FA's main competitor and this would turn into a retail war. This was the start of the boom of the waterfowl industry with all the icons and big names in the industry that would be in charge of a lot of major companies in the future. Fred also has more Tim Grounds stories than anyone in the industry and once you hear one Grounds story you think that is the funniest you have ever heard, until you hear the next one. LOL. This is a podcast you do not want to miss. Follow FA on Instagram and Facebook Visit the FA website Checkout the FA YouTube channel
There's been plenty of stories recently about how toxic the tech environment has become - whether it's about politics, gender, or self-image. Now, I'm not a huge ‘social media' guy and I would be the first to admit I don't understand the nuances of how this whole game is played. That being said, something needs to change and I'm thankful that people like my guest today for being at the tip of the spear. Karen Catlin was a VP at two of the largest software companies in Silicon Valley. First at Macromedia, and then at a company you probably interact with daily - Adobe Software.After stepping away from the industry in 2012, Karen went on to found her own consulting firm that focused on inclusion and diversity - long before they were on the cultural radar. She is a TedX speaker, an acclaimed author and coauthor of multiple works, and probably one of the straightest shooters I've had the pleasure of interviewing.What starts as a discussion about women in tech becomes a larger exploration of inclusiveness across all spectrums, and it's one I'm thankful I had the chance to be a part of.Enjoy the show!
Missed anything from the show this morning? Catch up on everything from the show including Reeling in the Years, Grounds for Divorce, the guys also talked switching Halloween to last Saturday of October, and much more! The post “Jim Bits” 10/26/21 On today’s episode, the guys did reeling, Grounds for Divorce, the guys also talked switching Halloween, and much more! appeared first on 94.7 WCSX.
We're back for episode twelve with our first returner, Jerry Torne, who was on the second episode of this season. I've known Kuya Jerry for almost ten years, and this was a sit down that has been long overdue. Through this episode, I had the chance to hear more about his upbringing, and the choices that got him to the point that he's at now. Thank you again to Kuya Jerry for getting down with us for this episode.
Should thinking about what God has done move us to worship? Listen to the words from the great Hymn How Great Thou Art, "When I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds Thy hands have made...Then sings my soul..."
Coffee and Conversation Podcast Episode #58 - Heroes in Education - Skilled Trades Over the next few weeks, we're going to dedicate a podcast series to our classified and certificated staff. Each week, we'll focus on different job families within our district and the county office of education and hear from those staff members why and how they contribute their valuable skills to ensure the best education for our students. After we've hosted representatives from the different departments and certificated staff, we'll be able to celebrate them together by nominating Heroes in Education in November and recognizing them publicly in December. This week we were joined by our skilled trades classification group from Maintenance & Grounds. Host: Jeff Harris - Superintendent of Schools Guest: Jimmy Diehl - Maintenance Specialist II Jeremy Goff - Maintenance Specialist II
A coffee Kiosk is operating on church grounds. Some listeners object. Ann is living beside a derelict property and is plagued by rodents and Victor and his wife were caught up in a fire last weekend and Nicky spoke to Joe about how her partner, a fireman, was seriously injured at the scene of a fire last week.
“We all denied everything when Mr. Bentor was fired… ” Lots of great messages from our Unanimous listeners! Captain Peacock is having marital trouble (again) thanks to Miss. Bagnold. Is Peacock going through “a change”? (And a history of transgender terms). Mr. Brandon takes AYBS a little too seriously sometimes. We see another “little girl” version of Slocombe as she snuggles with Peacock in the fitting room. The super queer sunglasses! Captain Peacock appears to be “changing” into a woman / becoming transgender as a way to put Miss. Bagnold off his scent. Mr. Humphries breaks the 4th wall again! Was Humphries' gay schtick feeling out-of-date by 1985? Treat yourself to some That Does Suit Madame merch at our Bargain Basement podcast shop at imfree.threadless.com for t-shirts, mugs, tote bags, and more! Leave the show a voicemail at the Peacock Hotline: (662)-PEACOCK (662-732-2625) and find us on Twitter @DoesSuitMadame and #AYBS #AreYouBeingServed #ImFree #Britcom #comedy #MrHumphries #ThatDoesSuitMadame #GraceBros #podcast #LGBT #BlackLivesMatter #BBC
Missed anything from the show this morning? Catch up on everything from the show including CSX Files, Grounds for Divorce and the fellas talk with Former Detroit Pistons Power Forward Rick Mahorn, and much more! The post “Jim Bits” 10/20/21 On today’s episode, the fellas talk with Former Detroit Pistons Power Forward Rick Mahorn, they did CSX Files, Grounds for Divorce, and much more! appeared first on 94.7 WCSX.
I'd like to think I have gained a better grasp of patience the longer I've been doing this whole lawyer thing, but some days I fail in this regard - just ask my wife. Now one of the things I've noticed that tells me, “Mike, maybe you need to get in a better headspace,” is when someone is telling me a story and I just want them to get to the point. In those moments, I try (and sometimes fail) to remind myself that everyone communicates differently. Some people have to follow their own narratives to get the thoughts out they want to share. In short, I'd probably make a pretty lousy therapist, which is why I'm thankful for folks like my guest this week.Jim Dolan is a psychotherapist and executive coach in Dallas who has spent almost 4 decades helping others get to the roots of their problems so that they can replant themselves step by step. When he's not working with patients, Jim is a regular contributor to Texas Lawyer magazine and Law.com on the psychology and emotional difficulties of law practice.He's been a velodrome bike racer, low-budget horror film actor, and currently teaches swimming lessons because, of course, he also used to be a competitive swimmer. We talk about his incredibly rich and sometimes tragic life, as well as the unique struggles that attorneys face when it comes to mental health. Not always a cheerful conversation, but an incredibly necessary one. Enjoy the show! SHOWNOTESD-Magazine Article: My Father, the Hit Man
On this week's episode I'm going solo! I look back on the horrendous story of a York United player being racially abused online. I also look back at Canada's great International window and look at how good this team is. Seeing as it was Canadian Thanksgiving last week, I talk about how grateful I am for The Wanderers and look at my fav moment at The Grounds. I got some CPL fan submissions as well so I read those out too which was great fun! Don't forget to subscribe and leave a rating!!
2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed globally on a daily basis.How would history be different if coffee was not one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world?Weblinks:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_coffeehttps://www.pbs.org/food/the-history-kitchen/history-coffee/A Fork In Time, Episode 69: Lloyd's, Just Great CoffeeWebsite: www.aforkintimepodcast.comE-Mail: email@example.comDirect Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurveyIf you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us via Patreon.https://www.patreon.com/aforkintimeYou can follow A Fork In Time on….Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aforkintimeTwitter: @AFITPodcastPinterest: www.pinterest.com/aforkintimeTheme Music: Conquer by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime)
In today’s subscriber-supported public service announcement, the Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards continues to offer classes and events this fall and winter to increase your awareness of our wooden neighbors and to prepare for the future. On October 19, there’s a free class on the Selection, Planting, and Care of Trees from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (register) In early November, there is a three part class on Winter Invasive Plant Identification and Treatment. Information on all the classes and the group can be found at www.charlottesvilleareatreestewards.org. On today’s show:The Charlottesville Planning Commission recommends approval of the update of the Charlottesville Comprehensive PlanA start-up seeking sugar substitutes secures funding for expansion at the State Farm BuildingThe Charlottesville Tree Commission looks forward to the future and a little ReLeafWe begin today with an economic development announcement in Albemarle County. Specifically at the former regional headquarters for State Farm on Pantops. Governor Ralph Northam was on hand to announce that the firm Bonumose will partner with the Hershey Company to research and develop reduced or zero sugar chocolate.“This is a $28 million investment that Bonumose is putting forth in the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Northam said. Ed Rogers is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Bonumose, which was formed in 2016 and currently operates out of the University of Virginia’s North Fork research park. Using a $256,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund and $300,000 from the Virginia Investment Performance Grant program, Bonumose will move to a portion of the State Farm site.“It’s an important milestone, 36,000 square foot building,” Rogers said. Bonumose is betting that its technology can provide a healthy sugar substitute that can be produced at a price that can be affordable. Rogers said there’s a lot of hard work to do to prove that the tech will pay off. “We are not so full of hubris that we think that’s going to be easy,” Rogers said. “I mean, sugar is great. Who doesn’t love sugar? I mean even if you hate sugar, you probably love sugar also. It’s the gold standard of sweeteners. It’s natural. It tastes great. It is functional. It provides structure to foods. It helps depress the freezing point so you have creamy ice cream. It caramelizes. It does all of these things in food so when you’re talking about replacing sugar, it’s just not a matter of replacing the sweetness.” Current sugar substitutes do not work as well in cooking, and can be much more expensive than the real thing. Rogers said the product Bonumose will make s based on tagatose, a naturally occurring sweetener. The Pantops facility will serve as a demonstration project and will provide at least 64 new jobs. Rogers said this only came about because the county’s Economic Development office approached the company with options on how to expand. Soon after the pandemic, State Farm said they would shift entirely to a teleworking model and would not return to the 365,000 square foot building. Economic Development Director Roger Johnson is fond of using code names for various projects that they are working on before the deals can be announced. “Albemarle County had begun working with Bonumose well before the state die and we named this project internally Project Leopard, after Def Leppard’s hit song Pour Some Sugar On Me,” Johnson said. This is a story I’ll continue to monitor in the weeks, months, and years to come.New grant programThe City of Charlottesville has launched a new grant program intended to encourage job creation. The GO Hire program run by the Office of Economic Development will be adapted as part of the city’s pandemic recovery efforts. The position must pay $15 an hour. (learn more)“Grant funds can be used for City based businesses hiring a new employee that is a City resident,” reads the application for the program. “[The Office of Economic Development] will reimburse 50 percent of the wages for the initial eight week hiring period.”Grants are capped at $5,000, but the positions are eligible for the Virginia Return to Earn Initiative operated by Virginia Career Works. Comprehensive Plan milestone achieved After four years and ten months of review, the seven member Charlottesville Planning Commission has voted unanimously to recommend approval of an updated Comprehensive Plan as well as the Future Land Use Map. They did so after a long public hearing in which dozens of community members spoke about the plan, which has been drafted by the firm Rhodeside & Harwell as part of the Cville Plans Together initiative. James Freas has only been Charlottesville’s director of Neighborhood Development Services for one month, but had the honor of introducing the public hearing. “The result of this process to date is the draft plan that you have before you tonight which is itself only a first step as we move on to the implementation actions and rulemaking through the zoning ordinance project,” Freas said. That’s the third step in the Cville Plans Together project, but Freas said the Planning Commission had to take into consideration all of the chapters of the Comprehensive Plan. “As we move into implementation, we will be considering this entire plan,” Freas said. “While there has been discussion of the land use map, the strategies in this plan call for environmental protection, historic preservation, recognition of neighborhood context, addressing climate change, and providing affordable housing among many other issues and all of these will go into crafting a new zoning ordinance.”Freas said that densities called for in the future map may be adjusted in places where it is not suitable. He said he is excited to join the team just as this next phase gets underway. Update on Climate Action PlanAfter a presentation on the plan, Commissioners got the chance to ask questions before the public hearing began. One yielded an update on the Climate Action Plan from Kristel Riddervold, the city’s environmental sustainability and facilities development manager. “There’s been sort of some competing priorities that the city has worked on and so we have in some ways given some deference to the comp plan process,” Riddervold said. “There’s been a lot of ground work and climate protection related supporting work that’s been going on for the past year. There is still fully a commitment to develop a climate action plan because that is consistent with Council’s commitment with the Compact of Mayors.”Bill Palmer works in the Office of the Architect at the University of Virginia. He said he supported goals in the draft Comprehensive Plan that refer to the role UVA plays in the community. “And the acknowledgement of UVA’s influence on many aspect of Charlottesville both positive and negative,” Palmer said. “I think continuing the collaboration and cooperation between the city and University is very important and [Albemarle] County as well.”Public hearingThe public hearing lasted nearly two hours and featured competing visions. Some are concerned that additional density in the map could worsen the phenomenon of gentrification.“The process that got us to this point has been incredibly flawed and is now barreling toward a forced premature conclusion,” said Julia Whiting. One former Planning Commissioner agreed with that sentiment. “It feels like we’re driving drunk at night,” said Bill Emory. “Kind-hearted developers will not address our shortage of affordable housing.Third-year UVA student Chloe Estrada said she supports a plan which will hold landlords accountable. “Earlier this year, we conducted a survey of students who have lived off-Grounds to learn more about their housing experiences with specific regard to treatment they have received from landlords,” Estrada said. “Broadly, only 43 percent of student renters were satisfied with their off Grounds housing experience.” One supporter of the plan wanted the implementation phase to begin quickly.“I recommend that you not slow down the process and that you go ahead and adopt this map as a guide for creating new zoning,” said Kathryn Laughon. “We know that changes in status quo are going to create a lot of backlash.”On Monday, Council and the Planning Commission held a two-hour question and answer period on the plan. Kevin Hildebrand had listened and it cleared up one aspect of the plan. “I was encouraged listening to yesterday’s meeting that the up to 12 units is not a by-right development in medium density,” Hildebrand said. “Heretofore that has not been made clear and perhaps the allowable density will be based on lot size.”Commission review and adoptionDozens more people spoke over the next hour or so before the Commission got to their deliberation. There were many discussions of tweaks, and quite a few amendments. Some of this came down to what language should be used. Here’s an interchange about bonus density for providing affordable housing in “sensitive” areas.“I got a new wording,” said Commissioner Rory Stolzenberg. “Consider allowing additional units and height under a bonus program or other zoning mechanism with greater and deeper affordability than non-sensitive areas.” “Is it ‘consider’ or just ‘allowing’ because ‘consider’ means that maybe you can, maybe you cannot,” said Commisioner Taneia Dowell. “‘Allowing sounds like something can happen.”“I don’t think we know yet whether that it should be considered,” said Commissioner Liz Russell. “That’s I think the point.”“In my opinion we can change it to allow and then we can figure out the number in that bonus program,” said Commissioner Karim Habbab. Going forward, NDS Director James Freas will be leading the discussions. If this were a role-playing game, he’s sort of like the dungeon master. “When we say consider, what we mean is that the planning board and the City Council would be the ones doing the considering at the time when you’re moving forward with the adoption of the zoning,”Council will have to take a vote and some of the amendments suggested by the Planning Commission need to be fleshed out by the consultants with more information and specifics. Shortly before the vote, NDS Deputy Director Missy Creasy listed four changes that would be made. One of them was the language we just heard. Here is another:“Require that zoning changes preserve and enhance historic and cultural resources,” Creasy said. Another is to further outline what is meant by a “sensitive” area.“And number four, recommend that sensitive area delineation should continue to be defined and additional means and metrics beyond Census block data need to be considered,” Creasy said. The next step will be the first reading by City Council, scheduled for November 15. In today’s second Substack-fueled shout-out, Code for Charlottesville is seeking volunteers with tech, data, design, and research skills to work on community service projects. Founded in September 2019, Code for Charlottesville has worked on projects with the Legal Aid Justice Center, the Charlottesville Fire Department, and the Charlottesville Office of Human Rights. Visit codeforcville.org to learn about those projects. While Charlottesville does not yet have a specific Climate Adaptation Plan, the draft Comprehensive Plan has several references to the importance of trees to the city’s overall goals. In 2015, a measurement found that the city’s tree canopy was at 45 percent of the land cover. The 2021 draft Comprehensive Plan features more calls for preservation requirements including Goal 6 of the Environment, Climate, and Food Equity chapter which includes many strategies for increasing tree canopy, especially in areas that experience the urban heat island effect due to a lack of shade. “The Comprehensive Plan when it is finally done is going to have significant statements about supporting trees, adding trees, and the environmental health of the city,” said Planning Commissioner Jody Lahendro at the October 5 meeting of the Tree Commission. The Tree Commission was created in 2010 to advocate for those types of policies, and to recognize specific trees. At the beginning of their meeting on October 5, Chair Brian Menard noted that a landmark tree in Maplewood Cemetery crashed to the ground the weekend before.“There is significant damage to the fabric of the cemetery,” Menard said. “There are a lot of stones damaged, some surely beyond repair.” Menard said the sudden death of the tree has caused an impact and points to the importance of celebrating trees. “Just watching people through the neighborhood react to this, it reminds me that for the last year or so we have especially stressed the functional benefits of trees, the health benefits, the environmental benefits,” Menard said. To help with education about those benefits, a group called Charlottesville ReLeaf has formed to lead efforts to help spread the word and to plant trees in strategic areas. Peggy Van Yahres is one of its members. (learn more)“What we want to do is get kids and families excited about trees and the green industry, so we’re really starting with some educational events,” Van Yahres said. Van Yahres said the group is working on developing a website. One idea is to develop materials that can demonstrate the heat differences between different playgrounds. The one at Venable Elementary features a bit of shade, whereas most others do not. Menard said the Tree Commission should be playing a role in making sure that new public projects will include new trees.“We need to know who and where and when plans are being made to make changes to city property so that we’re in early enough on the conversation,” Menard said. “So whether that is with Public Works or with the school division or whoever.” The Tree Commission also got an update on municipal tree planting on public property. The current capital improvement program has set aside $75,000 for that purpose. Mike Ronaybe is the city’s arborist and he said staff needs to be in place to do the planting and to make sure planted trees are regularly watered. “We usually hire 17 seasonals that work at parks in the summertime,” Ronayne said. “I think we are able to fill three of those positions so that’s just seasonal staff. Our full-time staff we’re down about a third from where we need to be for full-time positions.”In the 2020 State of the Forest report, Ronayne stated there is a city planting goal of 200 trees a year, but that has not been met for four years. The Tree Commission discussed ways to encourage other ways to help meet the goal.Special announcement! Today’s the third day of a new promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. 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In my line of work, you get to meet a lot of interesting people who are experts in their fields. And despite the old trope about doctors and lawyers not getting along, many of these brilliant folks are from the medical field. Now I never could have been a doctor. One, I don't think I'm patient enough. Two, I'm not a huge fan of needles. So when you meet a doctor who has dedicated themselves to understanding and solving the issues of one of the biggest epidemics in our society - poor mental health - you tend to take notice. Dr. Hassaan Tohid is a TEDx Speaker, Neuroscientist, Clinician, and a published author. As an entrepreneur, an academic, and a clinician he teaches medical students from all over the world regarding the complexities of research.In his time in the medical field, Dr. Tohid has written and published more than 45 research articles on neuroscience, and has chosen to focus his career on mental health and substance use disorder. Besides being a clinician and the founder of California Institute of Behavioral Neurosciences and Psychology, he is also a Certified Life Coach and is known for his mentorship and lectures - which he gives in English, Hindi, Urdu, and Spanish. We discuss the meaning of happiness versus joy, the way religion can have peculiar effects on mental health, and what it takes to find self-love and self-respect. Enjoy the show! SHOWNOTES:Ted Talk about Mirror NeuronsTed Talk about Demonic Possessions
In this episode of the RPGBOT.Podcast, we discuss character death in tabletop RPGs with special guest Wolf, co-owner of the Seattle LARP Grounds. We discuss preparing for planned deaths, handling unplanned deaths, and how to come back from both (both literally and figuratively). Wolf also gives us some insight into the world of Live Action Roleplaying (LARP). Special thanks to @pugmonzz for this week's question of the week. Special thanks to Asher Ely of the Critical Fails Podcast on the Monsterizer winner assist. MATERIALS REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE Middleground, a Pacific Northwest LARP Venue DnD 5e Spells referenced in this episode Miracle Raise Dead Resurrection Revivify DnD 3.x spells referenced in this episode – See the Spell Compendium (affiliate link) Revenance Revivify DnD 5e source books referenced Eberron: Rising From the Last War (affiliate link) Tasha's Cauldron of Everything (affiliate link) Pathfinder 2e source book referenced Core Rulebook (affiliate link) Guns and Gears (affiliate link) This show is produced in collaboration with the Leisure Illuminati.
Included in this episode: 1. Biden Is Expelling Migrants On COVID-19 Grounds, But Health Experts Say That's Wrong 2. The Nobel Committee Sent a Message That Freedom of the Press Is Essential for Peace 3. Brittany Murphy, Britney Spears and the Gendered Perils of Child Stardom 4. Afghanistan Faces a ‘Make-or-Break Moment,' U.N. Chief Says .
Today we're talking about the spiritual practice of prayer. How does our image of God change the way we pray? Do we need to be faithful or free of doubt in order to pray? What can we do if we're struggling with prayer? These questions and more are explored as part of our Holy Grounds series. Host: Carla LongGuest: Katie Harmon McLaughlin
With earnings later this week from Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other big banks, how are deposits and loan activity looking? And why is JPMorgan Chase more interested in inflation than the others? Jason Moser previews the latest episode of “Industry Focus” and analyzes Southwest Airlines' rough weekend and the box office results for “No Time To Die”.
Discussion over proposed changes to the Alliant Energy Center grounds have World Dairy Expo involved in the conversation. Show Manager, Scott Bentley, talks to Pam about how the process is going. Ashley Huhn gives us a Steffes Auction update, and Dave Rolli with Wyffels Seed gives us a harvest update. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Episode Notes Paige and Nabeel discuss the return to Grounds for the fall semester and speak to students about how they have been affected by it. This episode was written by Nabeel Raza. It was produced by Grace Fluharty. Our editor is Nabeel Raza. We're always available for contact at firstname.lastname@example.org. This podcast is powered by Pinecast.
If you've bothered to even scan the headlines in the past couple of years, you've had to have come across at least one or two stories about the toxic effects of social media. And it's not just about how it polarizes us, though that's bad enough, it's that there have been so many articles about how destabilizing it is on our individual realities. As recently as a couple of weeks ago, The Wall Street Journal published a highly unflattering piece about how Facebook, the parent company of Instagram, knew its product was distorting young women's perceptions of themselves. And while there is plenty to be said about all of this, in my mind it comes down to one core problem. This world we live in is making it increasingly hard for all of us to stay GROUNDED. Myself included.My guest this week found an unconventional solution to this problem. After coming in first for her age group in the world triathlon championship, Kate Strong went home to the UK and got a job as a janitor cleaning toilets at a local cafe. As she framed it, all the win meant was that of the 365 days in that particular year, she just happened to be the fastest. Did she celebrate the win? Of course! But she knew that pursuing something simply for the sake of victories ultimately leads to defeat.Kate is not just a world record holder in multiple fields, she is an entrepreneur, coach & consultant, as well as a TedX Speaker.We discuss her journey from being an engineer with not one, but TWO master's degrees, to becoming a world cycling champion, why failure is a feeling not a state of being, and how to stay grounded is the first step towards discovering your truest self and highest calling.And there are some good laughs to be had along the way. Enjoy the show!
John Grounds of Proving Grounds Racing talks Ultra4 racing and what makes it so fun to compete in--and watch! He provides advice for getting started and gives an overview of the vehicles and projects he is currently building. John also offers a recap of his season, which was the first in which he managed multiple vehicles.
It's been almost 20 years since my wife and I founded The Bassett Firm, and though it may sound a little corny, there isn't a single day I walk into our offices, see that logo on the door, and don't feel a tiny sense of, “Holy crap, this is real.”Now imagine that feeling, but instead of your last name printed on one side of a glass door, it's looming over you in giant, literally billboard-sized letters. And if that wasn't enough, imagine that a huge chunk of people from your generation could recite from memory a time they interacted with a brand that still bears your last name. Oh, and just to top it all off, imagine you had an entirely different career, life-path, and set of ambitions that you'd decided to pursue before being given the chance to take back your name and turn it not just into a community, but into a brand… Well, if you're able to wrap your head around ALL of those possibilities, you'd be about halfway to where my guest is today. Stephanie Stuckey is the third generation CEO of the iconic American Road Stop - Stuckey's. You may know them from their world famous Pecan Rolls, clean restrooms, or a feature in the award-winning film, The Green Book. Before this radical shift, she was a Attorney and Georgia Lawmaker in the House of Representatives, as well as an environmental advocate who worked in both the public and private sectors to make the world a better, greener place. Stephanie and I discuss the myth of the 'Girl Boss', what it means to claw your way back, how pivoting in the face of defeat is crucial, and why it's alway important to have a “Debbie Downer” in the room, just to name a few topics. Enjoy the show!
The Devil's Tramping Grounds, one of the most haunted spots in North Carolina, is a spot of barren land in a forty foot perfect circle located in a forest near Harper's Crossroads. Local legend alleges that the Devil "tramps" and haunts this circle of ground in which nothing is supposed to grow. If someone places sticks or other obstacles in the path at dusk, it will be found outside the circle in the morning, regardless of the weight of the object. Animals won't cross this area, and people have witnessed red glowing eyes in the circle as well as the area outside it. The Devil's pacing in the circle is the most notable explanation, but others have suggested that a UFO landed there, that it is an ancient meeting place for Native Americans, as well as a possible link to Croatoan and the Lost Colonists. Soil studies have been done to see if there is a more scientific reason for nothing growing there, but the results showed that plants could actually survive there. Why does nothing grow in this forty foot path? Join us on episode 123 to hear more about this unexplainable piece of land!Sources: Wikipedia.com, ncpedia.org, atlasobscura.com, northcarolinaghosts.com/, science.unctv.org, wral.com, onlyinyourstate.com, Greensboro.com, amusingplanet.com ###Follow Us:https://www.paranormalpunchers.comhttps://twitter.com/ppunchershttps://instagram.com/paranormalpunchershttps://www.facebook.com/paranormalpunchersSupport the Show:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/paranormal-punchershttps://www.patreon.com/paranormalpunchers