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The East is a Podcast
"An era of right and justice": the Vietnamese liberation struggle w/ Luna oi!

The East is a Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 75:57


Luna oi! is a Vietnamese YouTuber based in Hanoi.  Check out her essay on life under US embargo Subscribe to her channel ttps://www.youtube.com/lunaoi Please consider supporting the show patreon.com/east_podcast    

Your Vietnamese Tutor
#SSS Ep4: Lớp học của tôi - My class

Your Vietnamese Tutor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 8:08


Hi, we're back with another Podcast series - Short Slow Vietnamese stories. When it comes to learning languages, we want to make the process fun and interactive. In each podcast of this series, you will be listening to one story twice. For the first time, try to listen and understand what the story is about. In the second time, I will pause a little after every sentence so that you can repeat after the speaker. You can listen to this podcast when you walking, doing the dishes or anytime you want. Have fun with it. If you like what we're doing and want to support us, you can support us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/learnvietnamese ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PODCAST TRANSCRIPT AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION Xin chào. Tôi tên là Minh. Năm nay tôi 17 tuổi. Tôi đang là học sinh ở một trường quốc tế ở Hà Nội. Hôm nay tôi sẽ giới thiệu về lớp của tôi. Lớp tôi có 25 học sinh, 12 học sinh nam và 13 học sinh nữ. Học sinh ở lớp tôi đến từ nhiều nước khác nhau: Mỹ, Trung Quốc, Hàn Quốc, Nhật Bản, Pháp, v..v.. Đây là cô giáo chủ nhiệm của chúng tôi. Cô ấy dạy môn Toán. Cô ấy dạy rất hay và rất nhiệt tình. Cô ấy luôn trả lời các câu hỏi của chúng tôi. Còn đây là bạn thân của tôi. Bạn ấy tên là Mike, bạn ấy là người Mỹ. Bạn ấy đã ở Việt Nam 3 năm rồi. Bạn ấy nói được một chút Tiếng Việt. Tôi và Mike đều thích chơi thể thao. Cuối tuần, chúng tôi thường đi đá bóng. Còn đây là Jenny, một bạn thân khác của tôi. Jenny có bố là người Hàn Quốc và mẹ là người Việt Nam. Jenny học rất giỏi và thường giúp chúng tôi làm bài tập. Lớp chúng tôi rất vui. Tuần sau, chúng tôi sẽ đi dã ngoại ở Ba Vì. Hello. My name is Minh. I'm turning 17 this year. I am a student of an international school in Hanoi. Today I will introduce about my class. My class has 25 students, including 12 male students and 13 female ones. The students of my class come from different countries, namely the USA, China, Korea, Japan, and France, etc. This is our homeroom teacher. She teaches us Maths. She teaches well and is very enthusiastic. She always answer our questions. And this is my best friend. His name is Mike, he is an American. He has been living in Vietnam for 3 years. He can speak a little Vietnamese. Both I and Mike like playing sports. On weekends, we often play football. And this is Jenny, my other best friend. Jenny's father is Korean and her mom is Vietnamese. Jenny studies well and often helps us do our homework. My class is so fun. Next week, we will go on a picnic in Ba Vi. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stay connected and learn more Vietnamese★ Website: https://yourvietnamesetutor.com Youtube: https://bit.ly/3hZqIWX Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3hOTB7Y Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3hT7hPm Instagram: @yourvietnamesetutor Podcast (Itunes/ Spotify): Your Vietnamese Tutor Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/learnvietnamese

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Glosa Plus: Ondřej Neff: Hanoi v Ohrobci

Plus

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 3:19


Dnešní povídání bych mohl nazvat Postřehy návštěvníka vietnamských obchodů. Hned zkraje přiznám, že mě nezajímá sortiment a nezkoumám ceny. Zajímá mě sociální stránka. První postřeh je už staršího data. Před lety jsme měli malý obchod přes ulici, hned naproti práci. V kase seděla klasická Starovietnamka, česky uměla počítat peníze, nic moc navíc.

Guerrilla History
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu w/ Comrade Luna

Guerrilla History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 111:27


In this episode of Guerrilla History, we talk to a very special guest, one whom many of you are probably familiar with-Comrade Luna of the YouTube channel LunaOi!  We discuss the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and its impacts both within Vietnam as well as in liberation struggles globally.  Definitely something we've all been wanting to discuss! Comrade Luna is a Vietnamese communist living in Hanoi.  She runs the YouTube channel LunaOi (https://t.co/ibUYXNtQlg?amp=1), which covers Vietnamese foods, culture, and travel, as well as communist theory and political discussion.  Well worth checking out!  You can also follow Luna on twitter @LunaOi_VN, and support her on patreon by going to https://www.patreon.com/lunaoi.     Guerrilla History is the podcast that acts as a reconnaissance report of global proletarian history, and aims to use the lessons of history to analyze the present.  If you have any questions or guest/topic suggestions, email them to us at guerrillahistorypod@gmail.com. Your hosts are immunobiologist Henry Hakamaki, Professor Adnan Husain, historian and Director of the School of Religion at Queens University, and Revolutionary Left Radio's Breht O'Shea.   Follow us on social media!  Our podcast can be found on twitter @guerrilla_pod, and can be supported on patreon at https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory.  Your contributions will make the show possible to continue and succeed! To follow the hosts, Henry can be found on twitter @huck1995, and also has a patreon to help support himself through the pandemic where he breaks down science and public health research and news at https://www.patreon.com/huck1995.  Adnan can be followed on twitter @adnanahusain, and also runs The Majlis Podcast, which can be found at https://anchor.fm/the-majlis, and the Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives group at Queens University, https://www.facebook.com/MSGPQU/.   Breht is the host of Revolutionary Left Radio, which can be followed on twitter @RevLeftRadio and cohost of The Red Menace Podcast, which can be followed on twitter @Red_Menace_Pod.  Follow and support these shows on patreon, and find them at https://www.revolutionaryleftradio.com/.     Thanks to Ryan Hakamaki, who designed and created the podcast's artwork, and Kevin MacLeod, who creates royalty-free music.

Revolutionary Left Radio
Guerrilla History: The Battle of Dien Bien Phu

Revolutionary Left Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 73:31


In this episode of Guerrilla History, we talk with Comrade Luna of the YouTube channel LunaOi!  We discuss the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and its impacts both within Vietnam as well as in liberation struggles globally.  Luna is a Vietnamese communist living in Hanoi.  She runs the YouTube channel LunaOi (https://t.co/ibUYXNtQlg?amp=1), which covers Vietnamese foods, culture, and travel, as well as communist theory and political discussion.  Support her on patreon by going to https://www.patreon.com/lunaoi.  Full episode, with intro and outro, here: https://guerrillahistory.libsyn.com/luna ----- Support Rev Left Radio: https://www.patreon.com/RevLeftRadio or make a one time donation: PayPal.me/revleft LEARN MORE ABOUT REV LEFT RADIO: www.revolutionaryleftradio.com

Your Vietnamese Tutor
#SSS Ep3: Một tuần của tôi - My week

Your Vietnamese Tutor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 8:20


Hi, we're back with another Podcast series - Short Slow Vietnamese stories. When it comes to learning languages, we want to make the process fun and interactive. In each podcast of this series, you will be listening to one story twice. For the first time, try to listen and understand what the story is about. In the second time, I will pause a little after every sentence so that you can repeat after the speaker. You can listen to this podcast when you walking, doing the dishes or anytime you want. Have fun with it. If you like what we're doing and want to support us, you can support us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/learnvietnamese ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PODCAST TRANSCRIPT AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION Chào các bạn. Tôi là Bảo. Tôi là nhân viên văn phòng. Tôi đang làm việc ở một ngân hàng. Tôi thường đi làm từ thứ hai đến thứ sáu, tôi không đi làm vào thứ bảy và chủ nhật. Thứ hai, tôi đi làm từ 7 rưỡi sáng, từ nhà tôi đến chỗ làm mất 30 phút. Tôi thường đi làm bằng xe máy. Hôm nay, tôi có hai cuộc họp lúc 9 giờ sáng và 2 giờ chiều. Thứ ba, tôi đi ăn trưa với một người bạn. Chúng tôi đã ăn cơm gà Hội An. Sau đó, tôi về văn phòng. Thứ tư, tôi đi công tác ở Quảng Ninh. Tôi sẽ ở đây ba ngày từ thứ tư đến thứ sáu. Thứ năm, sau khi làm xong việc, buổi tối, tôi gặp bạn tôi, chúng tôi đi ăn ở một nhà hàng hải sản. Thứ sáu, tôi về Hà Nội lúc 5 giờ chiều. Tôi đã mua rất nhiều quà cho gia đình tôi. Thứ bảy, tôi về quê thăm gia đình. Bố mẹ tôi rất thích quà tôi mua. Chủ nhật, tôi chỉ ở nhà. Tôi dọn nhà, nấu ăn và đọc sách. Hello everyone. I'm Bao. I am an office worker. I am working in a bank. I usually go to work from Monday to Friday, I don't go to work on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, I go to work from 7.30 AM. It takes 30 minutes from my house to my workplace. I often go to work by motorbike. Today I had 2 meetings, one at 9 AM and the other at 2 PM. On Tuesday, I went to have lunch with a friend. We ate Hoi An chicken rice. After that, I went back to my office. On Wednesday, I went on a business trip to Quang Ninh. I would stay here for 3 days, from Wednesday to Friday. On Thursday, after work in the evening, I met my friend and we went to eat in a seafood restaurant. On Friday, I came back to Hanoi at 5PM. I'd bought a lot of presents for my family. On Saturday, I went back to my hometown to visit my family. My parents really like the presents I'd bought. On Sunday, I just stayed home. I cleaned the house, cooked and read book. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stay connected and learn more Vietnamese★ Website: https://yourvietnamesetutor.com Youtube: https://bit.ly/3hZqIWX Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3hOTB7Y Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3hT7hPm Instagram: @yourvietnamesetutor Podcast (Itunes/ Spotify): Your Vietnamese Tutor Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/learnvietnamese

Your Vietnamese Tutor
#SSS Ep1: Gia đình của tôi - My family

Your Vietnamese Tutor

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 9:29


Hi, we're back with another Podcast series - Short Slow Vietnamese stories. When it comes to learning languages, we want to make the process fun and interactive. In each podcast of this series, you will be listening to one story twice. For the first time, try to listen and understand what the story is about. In the second time, I will pause a little after every sentence so that you can repeat after the speaker. You can listen to this podcast when you walking, doing the dishes or anytime you want. Have fun with it. If you like what we're doing and want to support us, you can support us here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/learnvietnamese ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PODCAST TRANSCRIPT AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION Xin chào. Tôi là Hà My. Năm nay tôi 20 tuổi. Hi. I am Ha My. I am 20 years old this year. Đây là gia đình của tôi. Gia đình tôi có 4 người, bố tôi, mẹ tôi, anh trai tôi, và tôi. This is my family. There are 4 people in my family, my dad, my mom, my brother, and me. Đây là bố tôi. Bố tôi năm nay 58 tuổi. Ông ấy là bác sĩ. Ông ấy làm việc ở một bệnh viện ở Hà Nội. Vào buổi sáng bố tôi thích đọc báo, và uống cà phê. Công việc của ông ấy rất bận. Khi không bận, ông ấy thích nấu ăn. This is my dad. He is 58 years old this year. He is a doctor. He works at a hospital in Hanoi. In the morning, my dad likes to read newspaper, and drink coffee. His work is very busy. When he is not busy, he likes to cook. Còn đây là mẹ tôi. Mẹ tôi năm nay 52 tuổi. Bà ấy là giáo viên. Bà ấy dạy ở một trường trung học phổ thông. Mẹ tôi thường nấu ăn mỗi ngày. Mẹ tôi nấu ăn rất ngon. And this is my mom. My mom is 52 years old this year. She is a teacher. She teaches at a high school. My mom usually cooks every day. My mom cooks very well Người này là anh trai của tôi. Năm nay anh ấy 22 tuổi. Anh ấy vừa tốt nghiệp đại học. Anh ấy vẫn chưa có bạn gái. Cuối tuần, anh ấy thường đi chơi với bạn bè. This person is my brother. He is 22 years old this year. He just graduated from college. He still doesn't have a girlfriend. On weekends, he usually goes out with his friends. Còn tôi, tôi là sinh viên đại học năm thứ ba. Tôi thường đi học vào buổi sáng. Buổi chiều, tôi học tiếng Anh và tập thể dục. As for me, I am a third year university student. I usually go to school in the morning. In the afternoon, I study English and do exercise. Tôi rất yêu gia đình của tôi. I love my family very much. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Stay connected and learn more Vietnamese★ Website: https://yourvietnamesetutor.com Youtube: https://bit.ly/3hZqIWX Facebook Page: https://bit.ly/3hOTB7Y Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/3hT7hPm Instagram: @yourvietnamesetutor Podcast (Itunes/ Spotify): Your Vietnamese Tutor Support us: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/learnvietnamese

The Susan Sly Project
239. How to Survive Anything - Interview with POW Survivor Captain Charlie Plumb

The Susan Sly Project

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 30:47


Have you ever wondered how some people can withstand intense pressure and still maintain their composure? Captain Plumb survived nearly six years of torture as a POW after being shot down over Hanoi five days before his deployment was to end. In this interview, he shares how self-discipline, self-control, and the ability to forgive were integral parts of his survival and future success. Plumb believes that everyone has the choice whether they succeed, fail or become a victim of circumstances, no matter where they might be. Captain Charlie Plumb is one of the most sought-after achievement speakers of his time. His insights on how to cope with the difficulties and the opportunities in life have a positive impact on those who hear his message, those who read his books, and those who come to know him as a friend. Since his return home, more than 5,000 audiences in nearly every industry have been spellbound as fighter pilot keynote speaker Captain Charlie Plumb shares his story and the lessons he learned from it.

Good Times with Mo: The Podcast Year 10
GTWM Year 10 E156 (#1408) w/ Alex Calleja

Good Times with Mo: The Podcast Year 10

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 95:40


A big dose of Mo and Alex on this Sunday morning! Nothing too scandalous but definitely a lot of really great conversation to be had for the next two hours. It's GTWM Year 10 Episode 156, lets check out the calls! Caller #1 is Kim who is 34yrs old from Manila. Kim's BF lost his job and his bestfriend died leaving him depressed. But how much longer should she wait to recover before she starts prioritizing herself and having a good relationship with a boyfriend who is thinking right? Caller #2 is Patrick who is 29yrs old from Cavite. Patrick's wife is having a about of uncertainty regarding her work and how she feels about herself. Patrick knows his wife is smart but she feel bobo and he wants to know how he can get her back on track. Caller #3 is Missy who is 38yrs old from Vietnam. Missy's bestfriend is dating a person who is involved in some drug dealing in Hanoi. How much should she get involved in convincing her to get out of the relationship? Powered by Anchor.fm , we will see you on another episode of GTWM tomorrow. Thanks for the download and please support the podcast by donating as little as $0.99 cents via Anchor at: anchor.fm/djmotwister --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/djmotwister/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/djmotwister/support

Warfare
Havana Syndrome

Warfare

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 39:26


‘Brain-fog', dizziness, ringing in the ears, fatigue: everyday symptoms of attacks by a possibly extraordinary weapon. In 2016, a number of CIA agents began to report these symptoms, alongside a possible cause of an unusual sound. Now over 200 Americans and Canadians have reported symptoms, and Kamala Harris, America's vice president, this August delayed a flight to Vietnam because of suspected cases in Hanoi. But what causes Havana Syndrome? Is it the result of attacks by microwave weapons, or is it something more banal? Robert Bartholomew is on the podcast today to talk to James about reports of Havana Syndrome, and the veracity of the microwave weapon and Frey effect theories. Robert discusses the results of experimentation over the years, and the support for a theory of Mass Psychogenic Illness. Alongside Robert Baloh, Robert Bartholomew is a co-author of ‘Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria'. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Open4Business from NLive Radio
Three young Vietnamese students studying International Business at the Foreign Trade University (FTU) University in Hanoi

Open4Business from NLive Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 26:53


Three young Vietnamese students studying International Business at the Foreign Trade University (FTU) University in Hanoi talk about their life in Vietnam studying under Covid, their ambitions and their wish to travel the world as well as study in the UK Originally broadcast October 2021 on Open4Business on NLive Radio

Today in the Word Devotional

When I lived in China, I saw the body of Mao Zedong, preserved for veneration in Beijing. Similarly, when I lived in Vietnam, I saw the body of Ho Chi Minh in his mausoleum in Hanoi. God prevented this sort of thing from happening to the body of Moses. If their valued leader had died in their midst, the people might have wanted to preserve his corpse or turn his remains into a shrine. Instead, God Himself took care of the burial and no one knew then or knows now where Moses’ gravesite is (Deut. 34:6). God had already told Moses the specific circumstances of his death before he died (Deut. 32:48–52). Moses would not be allowed to enter the promised land because of his disobedience at Meribah, but he saw it from a distance. He would climb Mount Nebo, see the land, then “be gathered to your people,” an idiom for death. This is a comforting example of God’s grace, extended even to a leader who’d publicly dishonored Him. Moses’ death itself is chronicled by another writer in the last chapter of Deuteronomy. Obediently, Moses climbed Mount Nebo, where “the LORD showed him the whole land” (Deut. 34:1). There before him lay the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham (v. 4)! Then he died at age 120, in supernaturally good health (v. 7). The Israelites mourned for him for 30 days, and Joshua took over the primary leadership role (vv. 8–9). The final three verses are in essence Moses’ epitaph (vv. 10–12): “No prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, who did all those signs and wonders the LORD sent him to do in Egypt...No one has ever shown the mighty power or performed the awesome deeds that Moses did in the sight of all Israel.” >> What would you want your epitaph to be? What would it say about your achievements, ministry, or character? What would it say about your relationship with the Lord? For more on the death of Moses, read Deuteronomy 34.

Disruptors for GOOD
The Future of Impact Travel - Lauren Chu // Director of Communications at Operation Groundswell

Disruptors for GOOD

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 21:32


If you enjoy this podcast, please rate and review the show. It's a huge help. Thanks!In episode 116 of the Disruptors for GOOD podcast I speak with Lauren Chu, Director of Communications at Operation Groundswell, on the future of impact travel and traveling with intention.Despite studying engineering, Lauren much prefers valleys and mountains over valves and mechanics. She has hiked thousands of kilometres around the world, once planted 7000 trees in a day, cycled the length of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, and has been on a 500km hike through the Appalachian Wilderness. In the summer you can find her on canoe trips or hike & bike adventures; in the winter, playing shinny on outdoor rinks or flying down a mountain on a snowboard. Lauren is keen to marry a passion for education with a love of travel with OG!About Operation GroundswellOperation Groundswell offers travel and learning service experiences around the world. We're all about cultural exchange, grassroots activism and off-the-beaten path adventure! Our aim is to build a community of travellers who are socially, environmentally and politically aware of the place we visit and the places we call home.Listen to more Causeartist podcasts here.Check out:Partner with us - Learn moreImpactInvestor.io - Discover impact investors from around the world.Podcast Made with TransistorPodcast cover design Made with CanvaBuild amazing web platforms with Webflow

Take This Job And Love It!
Craft & Career with Hanoi Hantrakul ’15, AI Research Scientist, Composer, and Cultural Technologist – Part 2

Take This Job And Love It!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 24:00


We welcome back composer, AI researcher, and cultural technologist Hanoi Hantrakul '15, to dig deeper into that fertile ground between the arts and sciences, and discuss trends and recommendations within these collaborative but fluid fields. More guest info: lh-hantrakul.com/; and associated projects: yaboihanoi.com/; Spotify

Everything Everywhere Daily History Podcast
The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902

Everything Everywhere Daily History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 9:10


Subscribe to the podcast!  https://podfollow.com/everythingeverywhere/ 1902, the French governor of Indochina faced a huge problem in the city of Hanoi. They were suffering from a massive infestation of rats and the rats could carry diseases, including the plague. The governor implemented a plan to get rid of the rats. Thousands of people were recruited in the effort. However, the program had a serious flaw. Not only didn't it solve the problem, but it made things worse. Learn more about The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902, and the problem of perverse incentives, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily. https://Everything-Everywhere.com/MasterClass -------------------------------- Associate Producers: Peter Bennett & Thor Thomsen   Become a supporter on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/everythingeverywhere   Discord Server: https://discord.gg/UkRUJFh   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/everythingeverywhere/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/everywheretrip Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/EEDailyPodcast/ Website: https://everything-everywhere.com/everything-everywhere-daily-podcast/

Far East Travels Podcast
Thailand, The Whole Thing, Reopens November 1st To Vaccinated Travelers

Far East Travels Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 35:59


Yes, Thailand plans to now reopen the whole country beginning November 1st. This will be the first country in Southeast Asia to open to fully vaccinated travellers quarantine free in 18 months. News also about openings in Bali, Indonesia, Boracay, Phillipines, Vietnam, and Singapore. In this episode I will also revisit the enchanting, charming city of Hanoi. Walk with me through the atmospheric Old Quarter describing the sites, shops, on my way to the Dong Xuan Wholesale Market. This is the largest wholesale market in the city center that home to some of the best street food in Southeast Asia and of course anything, and everything, you can think of to buy from ceramic piggy banks, to warm jackets, and jeans. Thanks again for listening and subscribing to the podcast!If you're in the United States you can now listen to The Far East Travels Podcast directly from the Far East Travels Podcast Facebook page. Watch out for availability in other countries soon. Help support the podcast by writing a review:https://apple.co/3B4ld1pPledges:https://www.patreon.com/FarEastTravelsDonate:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JohnASaboe

Take This Job And Love It!
Craft & Career with Hanoi Hantrakul ’15, AI Research Scientist, Composer, and Cultural Technologist

Take This Job And Love It!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 35:33


Welcome back to the Craft & Career series, where we connect with professional creatives from the arts, entertainment, and media industries, inviting our guests to discuss the nuances of their craft, the reality of their career, and how, in often surprising ways, these two concerns can work together. This week we'll be discussing the unique … Continue reading Craft & Career with Hanoi Hantrakul '15, AI Research Scientist, Composer, and Cultural Technologist →

Napalm in the Morning - the Vietnam War thru Film
Napalm in the Morning Presents: Little Girl of Hanoi

Napalm in the Morning - the Vietnam War thru Film

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 63:43


Drs. Jones and Jagel discuss teddy bears, lullabies, and edgy architecture as they dive deep into Little Girl of Hanoi, a deeply moving Vietnamese film about the Xmas bombings. TRoy hipsters it up and brags about his friend Kanye. Come for the historical analysis, stay for the propaganda. Editing brought to you by Burning Tongues Media.

ZAWODOWCY
#071 – O życiu, nauce i trochę o Azji – Rafał Tomański

ZAWODOWCY

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 53:14


Poznajcie dzisiaj proszę Rafała Tomańskiego. Dziennikarz, japonista, autor książek o Japonii i obu Koreach. Pracował w Pekinie jako korespondent PAPu na Azję. Wielokrotnie relacjonował międzynarodowe szczyty w tamtym regionie dla polskich mediów, m.in. G20 w Hangzhou w 2016 i Osace w 2019, czy drugi szczyt Trump-Kim w Hanoi w 2019 roku. W 2012 roku na antenie TVN CNBC prowadził audycję “Progr@m” poświęconą polskim startupom. Do usłyszenia w następnym odcinku!

The Douglas Coleman Show
The Douglas Coleman Show w_ Mark Leslie Lefebvre and Nguyen Phan Que Mai

The Douglas Coleman Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 48:45


Mark Leslie Lefebvre's first short story appeared in print in 1992, the same year he started working in the book industry.He has published more than twenty-five books under the name Mark Leslie that include thrillers and fiction (Evasion, A Canadian Werewolf in New York, One Hand Screaming), paranormal non-fiction (Haunted Hospitals, Spooky Sudbury, Tomes of Terror) and anthologies (Campus Chills, Tesseracts Sixteen, Obsessions). Under his full name he writes books to help authors navigate publishing. And they include The 7 P's of Publishing Success and An Author's Guide to Working with Libraries and Bookstores.His industry experience includes President of the Canadian Booksellers Association, Board Member of BookNet Canada, Director of Author Relations and Self-Publishing for Rakuten Kobo, Director of Business Development for Draft2Digital and Professional Advisor for Sheridan College's Creative Writing and Publishing Honours Program.Mark lives in Waterloo, Ontario and can be found online at http://markleslie.ca/Dr Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is an award-winning Vietnamese writer and journalist. She is the author of eleven books of poetry, short fiction and non-fiction. Her books in Vietnamese has received the 2010 Poetry of the Year Award from the Hanoi Writers Association, the Capital's Literature & Arts Award, and First Prize in the Poetry Competition celebrating 1,000 Years of Hanoi. Her debut novel and first book in English, THE MOUNTAINS SING, is an International Bestseller, Finalist of the 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, Winner of the 2020 BookBrowse Best Debut Award, Winner of the Blogger's Book Prize 2021, Winner of the 2021 International Book Awards, Winner of the 2021 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, and Winner of the 2020 Lannan Literary Award Fellowship for "a work of exceptional quality" and for "contribution to peace and reconciliation".https://nguyenphanquemai.com/The Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors. Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow

Hella Curious Podcast
”How Dare You?!” (Feat. Hanoi)

Hella Curious Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 89:54


On this episode of the pod Hanoi stops by and we talk about tragic pet deaths, the worst harry potter movie, Naruto being a terrible father, Feet , and as always we get to more of your submitted questions!!!!!   As always please follow the pod on insta @HellaCuriousPod OR you can email the pod at HellaCuriousPodcast@gmail.com and send in any questions, topics, shoutouts, etc, and be on the lookout for the next episode !!

No Me Quitan Lo Bailado Podcast
# 43 - Vietnam II

No Me Quitan Lo Bailado Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 67:38


En esta segunda parte de Vietnam, les contamos acerca de los destinos más maravillosos de aquel país incluido Halong Bay, Saigon, Hanoi, Danang y Con Dao. La gordita nos cuenta en que se especializó. Vivi y Juan experimentan el cielo y el infierno en su viaje por tierras vietnamitas. Fue Viviana infiel en Vietnam? Les hablamos de qué tan profundos son nuestros gustos por los viajes. ¡ La cuquibiris ! Escucha No Me Quitan lo Bailado PODCAST

The Red Line
53 - Vietnam: Frontline of the South China Sea

The Red Line

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 62:02


Vietnam is quickly become the new frontline in the South China Sea, with the nation standing in the direct path of an expansionist China. Will Vietnam be able to once again be the rock great empires crash upon, or will they be pulled into Beijing's gravitational orbit.  On the panel this week  Sebastian Strangio - The Diplomat Huong Le Thu - ASPI Gordon Flake - Perth USAsia Follow the show on @TheRedLinePod Follow Michael on @MikeHilliardAus For more info please visit - www.theredlinepodcast.com  

Artcade Podcast
S05 E03: Lunar

Artcade Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 110:36


Lunar is an artist grown from the streets of Zagreb, who emerged from the early Croatian graffiti scene and continues today to be one of Balkan's leading graffiti artists. His colourful work can be seen all over the globe including Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Berlin, Hanoi, Lisbon, London, Melbourne, New York, Oslo, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo.  Slaven Lunar instagram website   Host: Deadbeat Hero Graphics by the fantastic: Nino Werner

No Me Quitan Lo Bailado Podcast
# 42 - VIETNAM I

No Me Quitan Lo Bailado Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 61:54


En esta primera parte de Vietnam, Vivi nos da su punto de vista acerca de como acabara la pandemia de COVID. Además la gordita nos cuenta la increíble historia de Vietnam como solo ella sabe hacerlo. Pipi se pelea en un bar de Hanoi y les contamos de lo barato que es Vietnam y de la excelente comida de ese país. ¡ La verga, herida ! Escucha No Me Quitan lo Bailado PODCAST

The Documentary Podcast
Coronavirus: Vietnam and the Philippines

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 24:17


Vietnam was, until recently, one of the world's Covid success stories. Its policy of early border closures, lockdowns and track and tracing ensured that fewer than 40 people had died from the disease since the start of the pandemic. This all changed in May and host Karnie Sharp talks to two journalists in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi about what happened and what went wrong. She also hears from three parents and their children in Manila on the effect of remote learning for over 18 months, with most children also unable to leave their homes.

Health Check
Covid in Vietnam

Health Check

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 27:46


In 2020 Vietnam ran a successful track and trace system, with very few coronavirus infections and for a long time no deaths at all, while other countries had thousands. In 2021 things haven’t gone so well and since July strict stay at home orders have been in place in some cities. Nga Pham, a journalist from BBC World News, and software engineer Kevin Vu talk about what life is like in Hanoi and Ho Chi Min City. Dr Monica Lakhanpaul, Professor of Integrated Community Child Health at University College London, talks to Claudia Hammond about a mystery disease outbreak in the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. The symptoms are fever, joint pains, headaches and nausea. People born premature can have an increased risk of developing heart problems later in life. For the first time researchers have shown that breast milk can improve heart performance in premature babies. The new study was done by Afif El-Khuffash who looks after premature babies and is Clinical Professor of Paediatrics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. And Monica and Claudia discuss the latest research into long Covid in children. Presenter: Claudia Hammond Producer: Pam Rutherford (Picture: A resident rides her bicycle near a make-shift barricade in Hanoi during the lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19. Photo credit: Nhac Nguyen/AFP/Getty Images.)

Risky Business
Risky Business #638 -- Licensed to Pwn

Risky Business

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021


On this week's show Patrick Gray and Adam Boileau discuss recent security news, including: Apple 0day has everyone freaking out So much more 0day in the wild American Project Raven staffers settle with DoJ Two absolutely bonkers Azure security problems SEC tells corporate America to spill on breaches Much, much more In this week's sponsor interview Gigamon's security product manager Fayyaz Rajpari will be along to talk about some of the work they've been doing to integrate their NDR product with Crowdstrike. Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrick or Adam on Twitter if that's your thing. Show notes Apple iPhone security update points to growing problem of 'zero days' Apple urges security update after new iMessage flaw disclosed Apple patches an NSO zero-day flaw affecting all devices | TechCrunch (8) Shane Huntley on Twitter: "@riskybusiness Let's not jump to the conclusion that NSO have an endless supply of zero click exploits and there is nothing that can be done. Security nihilism and learned helplessness plays into attackers' hands. We can make progress here." / Twitter Warning: Update Chrome Now As Hackers Attack Two Major Vulnerabilities In Google Browser Microsoft Windows 10 Windows Server Office CVE-2021-40444 0day attack Microsoft patches Office zero-day in today's Patch Tuesday - The Record by Recorded Future CISA warns of Zoho server zero-day exploited in the wild - The Record by Recorded Future “Secret” Agent Exposes Azure Customers To Unauthorized Code Execution | Wiz Blog (8) Ami Luttwak on Twitter: "@GossiTheDog This is even more severe. The RCE is the simplest RCE you can ever imagine. Simply remove the auth header and you are root. remotely. on all machines. Is this really 2021? https://t.co/iIHNyqgew4" / Twitter Cross-Account Container Takeover in Azure Container Instances VMware denies allegations it leaked Confluence RCE exploit | The Daily Swig US fines former NSA employees who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE - The Record by Recorded Future Three Former U.S. Intelligence Community and Military Personnel Agree to Pay More Than $1.68 Million to Resolve Criminal Charges Arising from Their Provision of Hacking-Related Services to a Foreign Government | OPA | Department of Justice Hacking Team Customer in Turkey Was Arrested for Spying on Police Colleagues [or: The Spy Story That Spun a Tangled Web] - by Kim Zetter - Zero Day Exclusive: Wide-ranging SolarWinds probe sparks fear in Corporate America | Reuters Chad Loder on Twitter: "Anonymous has just announced a massive hack of Epik, long known as the hosting provider of choice for neonazis, right-wing extremists, and other Internet trash. Anonymous are releasing a decade's worth of detailed Epik customer & domain data, passwords, emails, and private keys. https://t.co/3rbfonegtq" / Twitter Anonymous Claims It Hacked Everything From Nazis' Favorite Web Host Wikimedia bans seven Chinese users citing "security risk" - The Record by Recorded Future Report: Beijing, Moscow step up efforts to control the Internet's backbone - The Record by Recorded Future Australia supplants China to build undersea cable for Solomon Islands | Solomon Islands | The Guardian Indonesian intelligence agency compromised in suspected Chinese hack - The Record by Recorded Future OWASP Top 10 ranking has a new leader after ten years - The Record by Recorded Future Encrypted Phone Firm Ciphr, Used by Criminals, Moves to Cut Off Australia Technology giant Olympus hit by BlackMatter ransomware | TechCrunch U.S. Cyber Czar: Too soon to tell if Russia ransomware has stopped - The Record by Recorded Future 'No indication' Russia has cracked down on ransomware gangs, top FBI official says - The Record by Recorded Future Groove ransomware gang is a motley crew of disgruntled hackers, researchers say Bail services affected in South Africa after ransomware attack - The Record by Recorded Future Hackers stole Puma source code, no customer data, company says - The Record by Recorded Future WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption to chat backups, locking up data in the cloud New CPU side-channel attack takes aim at Chrome's Site Isolation feature - The Record by Recorded Future Fortinet warns customers after hackers leak passwords for 87,000 VPNs - The Record by Recorded Future New York State vaccine pass shortcomings offer lessons for other coronavirus app developers | The Daily Swig (5) Thái "thaidn" Dương on Twitter: "Hanoi citizens currently have to apply for a COVID movement pass in order to go outside. Each pass is QR code containing the holder's name and dates they're allowed to go out. The data are signed with RSA, to prevent fake passes. @0xfatty found that it's using 512-bit keys =)" / Twitter (4,319) Find a vaccination clinic in New South Wales - COVID-19 Near Me (5) ken tsang (@jxeeno) / Twitter Why I decided to build my own vaccine booking search engine instead of using the Government's one | by Ken Tsang | Sep, 2021 | Medium

AP Audio Stories
Vietnam speeds up Hanoi vaccine drive; 1M jabs over weekend

AP Audio Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 1:27


Clave 45
Clave 45. T6 Ep 191: El Salvador, y la injerencia de USA en su politica y economia

Clave 45

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 238:20


El Salvador es el pais mas pequeño en dimensiones de centroamerica y poco se oye hablar de el. Hasta que USA lo ve a bien intervenir. Hoy, hunto con Juan Golcher, politólogo Salvadoreño, docente y productor del programa de análisis político para El Salvador " Urban Talks", quien nos acompaña desde Hanoi, Vietnam. Enrique Ayala Daboud : joven emprendedor involucrado en este movimiento, y por ultimo el Salvadoreño que dirige y presenta el programa La Cripta del terror y el misterio, Arkangel Uriel. Juntos nos hablaran de la nueva etapa de El Salvador tras los acuerdos de paz, y sobre todo de la ingerencia de USA en su economia y politica.

The Opperman Report'
Dr Fred Whitehurst : FBI Whistleblower, OKC, TWA 800, OJ, Waco

The Opperman Report'

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 120:25


DR Fred Whitehurst : FBI Whistleblower, OKC, TWA 800, OJ, Waco....moreFrederic "Fred" Whitehurst is an American chemist and attorney who served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory from 1986 to 1998. Concerned about problems he saw among agents, he went public as a whistleblower to bring attention to procedural errors and misconduct by agents. The FBI agreed to 40 reforms to improve the forensic reliability of its testing.FBI careerDr. Whitehurst received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University. He joined the FBI in 1982 and served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI crime lab from 1986-1998.While he was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory, the FBI officially rated Dr. Whitehurst as the leading national and international expert in the science of explosives and explosives residue. Concerned about a number of issues that he observed and by the behavior of agents in the laboratory, he began to investigate their procedures. He eventually uncovered and reported what he thought were cases of scientific misconduct, alleging that the agents were biased toward the prosecution. In the OIG's report of Whitehurst's allegations, it was concluded that,"most of Whitehurst allegations were not substantiated," and that Dr. Whitehurst had, "common sense and judgement to serve as forensics examiner. The FBI crime lab finally agreed to forty major reforms, including undergoing an accreditation process. During this period, to protect himself in administrative proceedings, Whitehurst hired Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in defending whistleblowers.[1]Post-FBI yearsDr. Whitehurst currently serves as the Executive Director of the Forensic Justice Project (FJP). The FJP was formed in 1998 as a project of the National Whistleblower Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The goal of the FJP is to lead a national effort to accomplish the following:Review cases to make sure that innocent people have not been wrongfully convicted through the misuse of forensic science;Provide expert testimony in cases in order to assure that forensic science is not misused in civil and criminal prosecutions impacting on the public interest or the rights of individuals;Offer objective scientific evaluations of forensic evidence;Publish and distribute information necessary for an objective analysis of the quality and objectivity of forensic science and crime laboratories nationwide.Dr. Whitehurst practices criminal law in Bethel, North Carolina. He was elected to the commission of the town of Bethel.The DiariesIn March 2005, he and his brother Robert (also a Vietnam War veteran) brought the Đặng Thùy Trâm diaries to a conference on the Vietnam War at Texas Tech University. There, they met photographer Ted Engelmann (also a Vietnam veteran), who offered to look for the family during his trip to Vietnam the next month. With the assistance of Đỗ Xuân Anh, a staff member in the Hanoi Quaker office, Engelmann was able to locate Trâm's mother, Doãn Ngọc Trâm. He obtained connections to the rest of her family.[1]In July 2005, Trâm's diaries were published in Vietnamese under the title Nhật ký Đặng Thùy Trâm (Đặng Thùy Trâm's Diary), which quickly became a bestseller. In less than a year, the volume sold more than 300,000 copies, and comparisons were drawn between Trâm's writings and that of Anne Frank.[2][3]In August 2005, Fred and Robert Whitehurst traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, to meet Trâm's family. In October of the same year, the Vietnamese family came to Lubbock, Texas, to view the diaries, which are archived at Texas Tech University's Vietnam Archive. They visited Fred Whitehurst and his family in his home state of North Carolina.The diaries have been translated into English and published in September 2007. The book includes photographs of Đặng during high school and with her family. Additional translations have been made and the book has been published in at least sixteen different languages.In 2009 a film about Đặng Thùy Trâm by Vietnamese director Đặng Nhật Minh, entitled Đừng Đốt (Do Not Burn It), was released.Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, an F.B.I. agent who served as a Supervisor at the FBI crime lab from 1986 to 1998, blew the whistle on irregularities at the lab. Whitehurst received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University and his law degree from Georgetown University before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1982 The F.B.I. considered Whitehurst the world's top expert in the forensic science of explosives and explosives residue. While at the Lab, he investigated, uncovered and reported misconduct which forced the F.B.I. crime lab to agree to major reforms.For his crusade against corruption in the Lab, Whitehurst was forced to defend himself from retaliation by the Bureau. He was defended by David K. Colapinto of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in defending whistle-blowers. The FBI settled his whistle-blower case for over $300,000.Fred Whitehurst's revelations of F.B.I. misconduct have affected the course of many prominent cases, including the Waco Siege (he is featured in the 1999 documentary film Waco: A New Revelation (1999)) and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He practices criminal law in the state of North Carolina.5 years ago #800, #dr, #dr fred whitehurst, #ed, #fbi, #fbi whistleblower, #fred, #oj, #okc, #opperman, #oppermanreport, #report, #twa, #twa 800, #waco, #whistleblower, #whitehurst

The Opperman Report
Dr Fred Whitehurst : FBI Whistleblower, OKC, TWA 800, OJ, Waco

The Opperman Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 120:25


DR Fred Whitehurst : FBI Whistleblower, OKC, TWA 800, OJ, Waco....more Frederic "Fred" Whitehurst is an American chemist and attorney who served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory from 1986 to 1998. Concerned about problems he saw among agents, he went public as a whistleblower to bring attention to procedural errors and misconduct by agents. The FBI agreed to 40 reforms to improve the forensic reliability of its testing. FBI career Dr. Whitehurst received a Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University. He joined the FBI in 1982 and served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI crime lab from 1986-1998. While he was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory, the FBI officially rated Dr. Whitehurst as the leading national and international expert in the science of explosives and explosives residue. Concerned about a number of issues that he observed and by the behavior of agents in the laboratory, he began to investigate their procedures. He eventually uncovered and reported what he thought were cases of scientific misconduct, alleging that the agents were biased toward the prosecution. In the OIG's report of Whitehurst's allegations, it was concluded that,"most of Whitehurst allegations were not substantiated," and that Dr. Whitehurst had, "common sense and judgement to serve as forensics examiner. The FBI crime lab finally agreed to forty major reforms, including undergoing an accreditation process. During this period, to protect himself in administrative proceedings, Whitehurst hired Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in defending whistleblowers.[1] Post-FBI years Dr. Whitehurst currently serves as the Executive Director of the Forensic Justice Project (FJP). The FJP was formed in 1998 as a project of the National Whistleblower Center, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The goal of the FJP is to lead a national effort to accomplish the following: Review cases to make sure that innocent people have not been wrongfully convicted through the misuse of forensic science; Provide expert testimony in cases in order to assure that forensic science is not misused in civil and criminal prosecutions impacting on the public interest or the rights of individuals; Offer objective scientific evaluations of forensic evidence; Publish and distribute information necessary for an objective analysis of the quality and objectivity of forensic science and crime laboratories nationwide. Dr. Whitehurst practices criminal law in Bethel, North Carolina. He was elected to the commission of the town of Bethel. The Diaries In March 2005, he and his brother Robert (also a Vietnam War veteran) brought the Đặng Thùy Trâm diaries to a conference on the Vietnam War at Texas Tech University. There, they met photographer Ted Engelmann (also a Vietnam veteran), who offered to look for the family during his trip to Vietnam the next month. With the assistance of Đỗ Xuân Anh, a staff member in the Hanoi Quaker office, Engelmann was able to locate Trâm's mother, Doãn Ngọc Trâm. He obtained connections to the rest of her family.[1] In July 2005, Trâm's diaries were published in Vietnamese under the title Nhật ký Đặng Thùy Trâm (Đặng Thùy Trâm's Diary), which quickly became a bestseller. In less than a year, the volume sold more than 300,000 copies, and comparisons were drawn between Trâm's writings and that of Anne Frank.[2][3] In August 2005, Fred and Robert Whitehurst traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam, to meet Trâm's family. In October of the same year, the Vietnamese family came to Lubbock, Texas, to view the diaries, which are archived at Texas Tech University's Vietnam Archive. They visited Fred Whitehurst and his family in his home state of North Carolina. The diaries have been translated into English and published in September 2007. The book includes photographs of Đặng during high school and with her family. Additional translations have been made and the book has been published in at least sixteen different languages. In 2009 a film about Đặng Thùy Trâm by Vietnamese director Đặng Nhật Minh, entitled Đừng Đốt (Do Not Burn It), was released. Dr. Frederic Whitehurst, an F.B.I. agent who served as a Supervisor at the FBI crime lab from 1986 to 1998, blew the whistle on irregularities at the lab. Whitehurst received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Duke University and his law degree from Georgetown University before joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1982 The F.B.I. considered Whitehurst the world's top expert in the forensic science of explosives and explosives residue. While at the Lab, he investigated, uncovered and reported misconduct which forced the F.B.I. crime lab to agree to major reforms. For his crusade against corruption in the Lab, Whitehurst was forced to defend himself from retaliation by the Bureau. He was defended by David K. Colapinto of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, a Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in defending whistle-blowers. The FBI settled his whistle-blower case for over $300,000. Fred Whitehurst's revelations of F.B.I. misconduct have affected the course of many prominent cases, including the Waco Siege (he is featured in the 1999 documentary film Waco: A New Revelation (1999)) and the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He practices criminal law in the state of North Carolina. 5 years ago #800, #dr, #dr fred whitehurst, #ed, #fbi, #fbi whistleblower, #fred, #oj, #okc, #opperman, #oppermanreport, #report, #twa, #twa 800, #waco, #whistleblower, #whitehurst

ThePrint
Cut The Clutter : Reality or spy fiction, the ‘Havana syndrome‘ hitting US diplomats, CIA officers & families worldwide

ThePrint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 18:10


Something called the Havana syndrome has kept the international spy talking about it for five years. Russians call it a mere tabloid fantasy, it looks like one, but now Blinken & Biden have spoken on it, a top intel committee in Washington is probing it and Kamala Harris delayed her visit to Hanoi on this fear. Shekhar Gupta takes us through the growing mystery. Episode 832 of #CutTheClutter

Far East Travels Podcast
Hanoi, Vietnam Revisiting The Charming Capital

Far East Travels Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 30:13


Hanoi has always been one of my favorite cities in Southeast Asia. Charming, pedestrian friendly in many places, historic, vibrant, I miss visiting Hanoi very much. In this episode I return to Hanoi with audio from my 2017 visit around the Old Quarter and The Rising Sun Bridge at Hoan Kiem Lake. LIke many people in Vietnam I have been reluctant to travel around the country much due to the uncertainty of possibly being stuck in a place outside of your base city. Currently travel within the country is virtually impossible unless you are leaving Vietnam. With the news that over 80% of people over 18 have now had their first vaccination in Ho Chi Minh City there is hope that we will eventually be through the worst of this current wave of the pandemic. Thanks again for listening!Write A Review:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/far-east-travels-podcast/id1079513943?itsct=podcast_box_link&itscg=30200&ls=1Become a patron:https://www.patreon.com/FarEastTravelsDonations:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/my/profile

radio bubb.la
Söndag 29 augusti 2021

radio bubb.la

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 125:26


I dagens avsnitt bland annat: Amerikansk ambassadpersonal i Hanoi insjuknar med mystiska symptom, regnvatten läcker in i Liljevalchs kritiserade betongkonsthall, Robertsfors kommun går miste om 2000 arbetstillfällen när industrisatsning uteblir på grund av elbrist, 30 år sedan raskravallerna mellan svarta och ortodoxa judar i Crown Heights samt Robert Heinlein och frågan huruvida han var en progressiv kulturkrigare https://radio.bubb.la/sondag-29-augusti-2021/ Länkar som diskuterades i dagens sändning: Amerikansk ambassadpersonal i Hanoi insjuknar med mystiska symptom liknande det så kallade Havannasyndromet som tidigare drabbat hundratals amerikanska diplomater och deras familjer, Kamala Harris senarelägger resa till landet efter rapporten Besökare upptäcker att regnvatten läcker in i Liljevalchs nya konsthall i närheten av ömtåliga konstföremål, någonting som är helt normalt enligt konsthallens chef Mårten Castenfors, bygget gick över budget och blev pristagare till Kasper Kalkonpriset för fulaste nyproduktion 2020 Robertsfors kommun nekar internationellt industribolag etablering på grund av elransonering, 2000 uteblivna arbetstillfällen ”oerhört bittert” enligt näringslivschef Olof Norberg Liel Leibovitz: Under de trettio år sedan de tragiska raskravallerna mellan svarta och ortodoxa judar i Crown Heights har få läxor lärts förutom hos vänstern och New York Times, vilka förfinat och maximerat sitt användande av ras som tändmedel för att flamma upp konflikter Fnordspotting: Robert Heinleins förment spretiga ståndpunkter återspeglar i själva verket en genomgående progressiv hållning stadigt förankrad mellan nyliberalism och neokonservatism

US-China trade war update
Kamala Harris in Singapore and Vietnam; India's changing US, China and Afghanistan relations

US-China trade war update

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 37:36


Post Asia reporter Bhavan Japraigas unpacks the goals of US Vice President Kamala Harris upon her visits to Singapore and Vietnam this week and looks at what was missing, contrasting her announcement of a new US embassy in Hanoi with China's massive economic influence. Mumbai-based journalist Kurnal Purohit analyses India's changing relationship with the US following events in Afghanistan, how India views China's relationship with the Taliban, and how months of intensive military build-up on…

The VeteranCrowd Spotlight
118 - Pete Fretwell & Taylor Kiland - Co-Authors of "Lessons from the Hanoi Hotel"

The VeteranCrowd Spotlight

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 30:57


Pete Fretwell & Taylor Kiland - Co-Authors of "Lessons from the Hanoi Hotel" Pete was doing a some work for his graduate class when he read Good to Great a business management book by James Collins. The book referenced Admiral James Stockdale and his imprisonment as a POW in the Hanoi Hilton. It wasn't until 2005 that Pete saw a discussion panel on C-SPAN that included several POW's and Taylor, a former naval officer and military history author of over 18 books. Pete contacted her and their project started. For seven years the pair researched to create the book; Lessons From the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High Performance Teams. It took all that time to answer the question: "Why are so many of those that were imprisoned, abused, and tortured in the North Vietnamese prison camp so resilient and successful in subsequent years?" The answer would be Admiral James Stockdale and his example of leadership. Pete is looking to expand his research to include Stockdale's farming background as a foundation of leadership. Taylor is working on several writing projects. You'll want to keep tabs on both of them for future books. Learn More Pete Fretwell pfretwell@gmail.com Taylor Kiland  LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylor-kiland-9b4a101/ Website: https://taylorkiland.com/ VeteranCrowd Network Our "forever promise" is to build the veteran and military spouse community a place to connect and engage. VeteranCrowd is simply a national network of veterans, veteran led businesses and the resources they need to prosper. Subscribe to stay in touch, or consider if Individual or Corporate Membership in the Network is a fit for you.   About Your Host Bob Louthan is a VMI Graduate, Army veteran, and executive with over 25 years of experience in mergers, acquisitions and private capital formation. He founded the VeteranCrowd Network to bring veterans and veteran-led businesses together with each other and the resources they need to prosper.      

Shock Your Potential
Embracing Artistic Journalism to Drive Social Change - Dayvee Sutton

Shock Your Potential

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 31:00


"Embrace your journey, and it will take you to where you are supposed to be." Dayvee Sutton When we reflect on our journeys to where we are, we see how different events and experiences led to our current positions. Therefore, we must embrace our journey to find meaning and fulfillment in life. This is according to our guest today, Dayvee Sutton, who believes that her present is largely explained by everything she has experienced in her previous experiences.  Dayvee Sutton is an investigative storyteller who travels the world uncovering the unseen in the most picturesque places. From hunting for pink dolphins and black caiman in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest to riding a motorbike through the streets of Hanoi, Vietnam, and gritty reporting in the infamous La Perla neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. She uses travel adventures as the gateway to draw in audiences. Her reporting range covers everything from fun holiday travel tips to breaking news stories like navigating trips in the pandemic and important issues like the climate crisis. Dayvee's unique perspective as a black woman in this space allows her to explore how the climate crisis affects the lives of women, indigenous people, people of color, and others whose needs and welfare tend to come last around the world. Her storytelling approach is relatable and tangible for audiences from her years as a journalist and not a scientist. Dayvee's work can be seen on NBC News and TODAY Show, CNN, Dr. Oz, and The Weather Channel. She produced and hosted two seasons of an adventure travel show for Amazon Prime Video called "Beyond the Usual'', the series "Extraordinary Experiences" for USA TODAY Network, and is a Pathfinder host for "Lonely Planet." Dayvee also is one of the producers for "Health Minute" and "Consumer Watch'' for CNN New source. In today's episode, our guest will discuss her travel experiences and how her journey has led her to discover her art, which is entrepreneurial journalism. Listen in! Social Media https://twitter.com/dayveesutton   https://facebook.com/dayveesutton   https://twitter.com/dayveesutton   https://www.DayveeSutton.com So my background is as a traditional local news journalist, and most of my career was spent in sports, which I did for about 12 years. [4:01] I then co-hosted a lifestyle and entertainment show locally, and that is where I really kind of found what I like to do. [4:13] Everything in my background is like a full circle to making sense to right now, starting from where I was born and raised. [4:24] I grew up in south of the suburbs of Los Angeles, where I was exposed to all kinds of cultures just being in a diverse friend group, and I was always so curious. [4:30] Come to curving a whole journey of 15 years in news media, making a career pivot about six years ago to start my production company and go full-on in and tell travel stories. [5:28] My background and even my college education help me take a deeper dive because what I learned as having a degree in world religions are empathy and perspective. [5:48] One of my kind of taglines is that my job is to inspire you to go, and the audience consists of people who want to be inspired to try and go, but most of the audience are just interested in learning. [7:54] Another underlying mission in my work is to dismantle colonialism in travel, and I know that can be triggering, but the whole industry is based on that. [8:20] That means everything is set up to accommodate your comfort and your standards instead of allowing you to immerse yourself into how they do things. [8:50] In my stories, whether they are the short, fun ones or on video, or if they're a longer, deeper dive one, I kind of try to unpack the impact and how to do it better. [9:11] Being humble is a better approach than demanding that somebody tend your way just because you are who you are. [12:45] You stand out and probably will get treated more favorably if you are humble in your approach because they aren't used to it. [13:18] Basic manners and kindness does go a long way. [14:20] Commercial Break. [17:15] Travel is the best education, I think, and so whenever I touched the ground into a new place, I have my ears and eyes wide open, and I try to just soak it all up. [19:34] I recently unearthed and digitized these VHS tapes of when my dad took us to different places, and it was a bit surreal seeing little me and doing what I do now. [20:04] Talk about a full circle is just learning about this child me, and what I do now has just been amazing. [21:30] I love the world and learning about how people live, and it is those human bits anywhere around the world that inspire me to encourage people to travel. [21:45] Whatever little box we have grown up in, when we start to see that people are all the same, it breaks down all stigma, stereotypes, and bigotry that they might have grown up with. [22:38] I was working in a traditional newsroom when I became inspired by another journalist who is a celebrity journalist, Soledad O'Brien. [23:50] I started to investigate the idea of entrepreneurial journalists, which is different than a freelance journalist. [ 54:51] In my company, we create ideas like programs segments, and we produce particular content for different networks and outlets, and my approach is a little deeper. [25:12] One of the things that I do pretty regularly is I am on-air contributor to several national programs. People are curious about how to do that, so I'm coming up with an e-course to show people that any expertise is fit for TV. [25:38] Your dream is your dream, and there are lots of obstacles along the way, but if it were easy, everyone would do it. So keep going. [29:40] …………………………………………………………………………………… Thank You to our August Sponsor! Tired of the time and expense to get a manicure or pedicure? Try Color Street today! Base, color, and top coats of high-quality liquid nail polish in each strip results in a brilliant, salon-quality manicure in just minutes. No dry time, smudges, or streaks, and your mani/pedi lasts up to 10 days. Color Street is 100% real nail polish, not stickers. Learn More: https://www.colorstreet.com/bhroberts/party/2095611    

Seriously…
A Long Way from Vietnam

Seriously…

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 37:50


BBC journalist Nga Pham asks why irregular Vietnamese migration is the second highest into the UK (Albanian nationals are the first), and why the numbers are rising every year. Even the tragedy of the Essex lorry disaster in 2019, when 39 Vietnamese people were suffocated in a container lorry as they came over the Channel, is not enough to put them off. Coming from some of the most economically deprived provinces in Vietnam, these families pay from $30-45,000 to people smugglers to send hundreds of their children out each year in the hope of a better future. The land route out through China, Russia, Europe can take months if not years, often involving coercion, trafficking and sexual exploitation along the way. Then Calais and the final peril of crossing by boat or lorry awaits them, before trying to find a job and make a life here. Nga talks to people in Vietnam about their desperation to leave and why the 39 deaths have not deterred them, and to those who have returned, sending back their earnings to clear family debts, build houses, and buy motorbikes for their relations. She also talks to those who were caught up in trafficking networks, discovered by the police and deported back to Vietnam with nothing to show for their years of slave labour. In the UK, Nga meets people who have arrived by container just like the Essex 39 - people who are now working in nail bars, cannabis farms and restaurants, hiding in plain sight. She talks to modern slavery lawyers, anti-trafficking police units across the country, and the National Crime Agency which has an officer permanently based in Hanoi. Nga asks the Minister for Immigration what the UK government strategy is for ending this misery of debt bondage and cheap labour. Presented by Nga Pham Produced by Anna Horsbrugh-Porter A Just Radio production for BBC Radio 4

Move Left, Idiots!
Episode 220 - Havana Syndrome Hysteria, Kamala In Hanoi, & Afghanistan Updates

Move Left, Idiots!

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 96:32


This week's episode of #MoveLeftIdiots is live! We talk the continued withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan, the idiotic hysteria around "Havana Syndrome" Kamala bungling it in Vietnam, & Covid updates.

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY
EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY - 2021-08-25 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, August 25, 2021

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 30:00


On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US State Department provided an update on the number of Americans still waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan. Across the street from the White House, a prayer vigil for Afghan women and children who face an uncertain future was held. CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, joins to tell us more about today's prayer vigil and why she felt it was so important to organize. Meanwhile, House lawmakers are headed home after passing frameworks for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint and a voting rights measure. Republicans are worried about the huge numbers in these measures and tax hikes for American families. Overseas, two unconfirmed cases of Havana Syndrome delayed Vice President Kamala Harris, en route to her diplomatic stop in Hanoi, Vietnam. Former Representative and Director of the American Center for Political Leadership at Southeastern University, Dennis Ross, joins to talk more about these mysterious health issues and why it is so concerning. Finally this evening, the 42nd edition of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples ended in the city of Rimini, Italy. The meeting proposed an open exchange of views on cultural, religious, political and artistic issues. Martina Saltamacchia, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, joins to tell us more about the meeting. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report
The Cipher Brief Open Source Report for Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 26:42


Special Guest former CIA Officer Marc Polymeropoulos joins us to talk about VP Kamala Harris and the suspected 'Havana Syndrome' incident in Hanoi and also shares his perspective on the unfolding situation in Afghanistan.  

The Steve Gruber Show
Steve Gruber, President Joe Biden's support among American's is cratering in a way like I have never seen

The Steve Gruber Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 11:00


Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice—God Bless America this is the Steve Gruber Show—FIERCE AND FEARLESS – And delivering the cold hard truth—even if it hurts your feelings—   Here are 3 big things you need to know right now—   Three— Kamala Harris and her flight get grounded after Hanoi gets hit with Havana Syndrome—the bizarre illness that has left people debilitated all over the world—   Two— The push to force Americans to get the vaccine—is picking up steam—and the people digging in their heels against the jab— are also getting much more stubborn—the pandemic—is far from over—   One— President Joe Biden's support among American's is cratering—in a way like I have never seen—he has lost 10 points in less than 10 days—   And the USA Today Suffolk University Poll suggests—its about to get much worse—and it's all because—it has become crystal clear that Biden is not capable—or competent enough to be President at all—and in fact his dangerous behavior is driving the United States toward a cliff—or two we may not be able to avoid—   First the utter failure in Afghanistan—has left millions of us ashamed and embarrassed—as we know—Americans and our allies are stranded in Kabul and the surrounding areas—unable to reach the airport—and certain to face torture and death if they cannot catch a flight—   It has become crystal clear—that it is the Taliban calling the shots in closing days of the 20 year war—threatening Biden and The United States—with ‘serious consequences' if we do not get out by August 31st—   In fact the new polling shows only 26% of Americans support what has happened in Afghanistan so far—I would like to meet those people and see if the lights are actually on—   39% support the President on the economy—and that is about to take a big turn for the worse—you watch—as Democrats are working desperately to ram through the entire $3.5 Trillion dollar green new deal—free college and daycare for all and too many other freebies to remember—they made one big step yesterday—and we will hear shortly what that may mean—   In fact the only area in which Biden is above water—is handling of the pandemic—and that is just barely—   In fact the collapse of support for Biden and the Democrats is of historic proportions—and will lead to a complete reckoning by next November—and trust me—we can still turn it around by then—but Republicans—no scratch that—make that conservatives—actual conservatives need to win about 60 seats in the house and 5 in the senate—then ride this disaster to a new Presidential election in 2024—when the senile Destructor in Chief can go live in the basement forever—   Lets begin here

Briefly with OZY
Stay Home, Taliban Tells Women

Briefly with OZY

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 7:28


The U.S. says it's sticking to its Aug. 31 pullout date, as the Taliban tell women to wait to return to work because militants aren't used to them. The bizarre Havana syndrome is believed to be the reason Vice President Kamala Harris' flight to Hanoi was delayed. And he certainly gathered no moss, Rolling Stones legend Charlie Watts remembered.

Hard Factor
8/25: New Japanese Roller Coaster So Fast It Breaks Bones

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 66:29


A roller coaster in Fuji-Q park in Japan had to be retired after only 6 months of use because it was breaking people's spines (00:45:11), and many more absolutely insane stories on this WTFWednesday… (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup Of Coffee In The Big Time w/ Will (00:04:50) - Holidays (00:06:25) - Today in History (00:09:08) - Honorable Mentions: Spider Man, Destiny, and Herschel Walker (00:10:25) - #5 - RIP Rolling Stones Drummer Charlie Watts (00:13:45) - #4 - Wildfires are Raging in California and Gavin Newsome BLOWING IT (00:20:50) - #3 - Meme Stonks, Crypto and Football Gambling Hype (00:21:30) - #2 - VEEP trip delayed by Havana Syndrome in Hanoi (00:23:10) - #1 - Afghan Evacuation Updates while Biden Tries to Focus on Spending Bills (00:31:50) - Wes tells us about one of the saddest ladies of all time, Adie Timmermans, in Belgium got banned from the Antwerp Zoo for falling in love with a chimp named Chita TikTok International Moment w/ Mark (00:42:15) - UK - There is a horrible supply chain issue affecting chicken and milkshakes (00:45:11) - Japan - The fastest roller coaster in the world has been shut down after just 6 months for breaking at least 6 peoples' spines (00:48:30) - Germany - A poisoner is on the loose at Darmstadt Technical University (00:53:51) - Pat fills us in on an enormous nude hacking scan operated by 1 horny California man, and also what Apple is trying to do to crack down on illegal porn in response to countless similar incidents These stories and more… brought to you by our fantastic sponsors. Full Boar BBQ - Proof the American dream is still alive when you have a superior product mixed with unstoppable work ethic. What started with a group of high school friends trying their hand at a local BBQ competition has turned into a company that is trusted everywhere it is known to make you the star of your backyard. Hard Factor listeners get 10% off their entire order using promo code Factor at fullboarbbqproducts.com Candid can help you get the straighter, brighter smile you've always wanted! Right now, you can save $75 on your Candid starter kit when you get started from home. Or you can book an appointment at a Candid studio near you today. Save by using code hardfactor at CandidCo.com Raycon - Create your own soundtrack, with Raycon. Right now, Hard Factor listeners can get 15% off their Raycon order at BuyRaycon.com/hardfactor Also download the Greenroom App by Spotify to join us for LIVE What the Fuck Wednesday Shows, every Wednesday at 5 PM Eastern Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480 or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Pods to hear it on Friday's show

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY
2021-08-25 - EWTN News Nightly | Wednesday, August 25, 2021

EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 30:00


On "EWTN News Nightly" tonight: The US State Department provided an update on the number of Americans still waiting to be evacuated from Afghanistan. Across the street from the White House, a prayer vigil for Afghan women and children who face an uncertain future was held. CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, joins to tell us more about today's prayer vigil and why she felt it was so important to organize. Meanwhile, House lawmakers are headed home after passing frameworks for the bipartisan infrastructure bill, a $3.5 trillion budget blueprint and a voting rights measure. Republicans are worried about the huge numbers in these measures and tax hikes for American families. Overseas, two unconfirmed cases of Havana Syndrome delayed Vice President Kamala Harris, en route to her diplomatic stop in Hanoi, Vietnam. Former Representative and Director of the American Center for Political Leadership at Southeastern University, Dennis Ross, joins to talk more about these mysterious health issues and why it is so concerning. Finally this evening, the 42nd edition of the Meeting for Friendship Among Peoples ended in the city of Rimini, Italy. The meeting proposed an open exchange of views on cultural, religious, political and artistic issues. Martina Saltamacchia, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, joins to tell us more about the meeting. Don't miss out on the latest news and analysis from a Catholic perspective. Get EWTN News Nightly delivered to your email: https://ewtn.com/enn

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 21-327 - Fighting Force

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 38:40


In this episode, Chicago violence as bad as Kabul, only a few get out. Taliban mocking our iconomic Iwo Jima flag raising. America losing to primitive fighting force in most humiliating way.

The Kevin Jackson Show
Ep. 21-324 - CRAF

The Kevin Jackson Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 38:40


In this episode, the activation of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet, a nearly 70-year-old program, for only the third time. State Dept hit by cyber attack amid Afghanistan evacuations.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 08.09.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 57:52


Cocoa flavanols contribute to faster oxygen uptake kinetics, improved blood flow Liverpool Hope University, August 4, 2021 A bioactive compound found in cocoa powder and dark chocolate could help middle-aged adults enjoy exercise, a new study has suggested. The research analyzed the potential health benefits of cocoa flavanols, a plant nutrient extracted from cocoa beans. Cocoa flavanols are found in abundance in cocoa powder, and to a lesser extent in dark chocolate, and can be consumed as a supplement. Because cocoa flavanols have a 'vasodilatory' effect, helping to increase blood flow, they've been shown to prevent blood clots and even combat memory decline.  Now, a team of scientists from Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moores University have tested the effects of cocoa flavanols when it comes to exercise in a group of sedentary adults aged between 40 and 60 years old. And the report found that cocoa flavanols contribute to faster oxygen uptake kinetics—with improved blood flow the likely cause.  Associate Professor Simon Marwood, subject lead in sport science at Liverpool Hope University, says the findings could be important when it comes to convincing people to get off the sofa and then stick with an exercise program. He said: "One barrier to starting an exercise plan is poor fitness in the first place, perhaps because of the discomfort associated with what might otherwise be light exercise.  "Without frequent exercise, aging results in a slowing in the rate at which our oxygen consumption increases at the onset of exercise. This is due to impairments in the ability to supply blood to the exercising muscles at the onset of exercise. "In previous studies, we have shown that this slowing of the rate of increase of oxygen consumption has a direct and inhibiting effect on the ability to tolerate exercise. "The finding of faster increases in oxygen consumption at the onset of exercise with cocoa flavanols supplementation is therefore really encouraging for this age group since it suggests that a simple nutritional supplement can improve exercise tolerance, and therefore enhance the likelihood of sustaining an exercise program. "This is a relatively small study but it's encouraging and has significant results, which could be the basis for further research." Lead author Daniel Sadler, of Liverpool John Moores' School of Sport and Exercise Science, concludes: "These novel effects of cocoa flavanols in this demographic may contribute to improved tolerance of moderate-activity physical activities, which appear commonly present in daily life." The research was published in the journal European Journal of Applied Physiology. Professor Marwood says it's important to note that over-consumption of chocolate, dark or otherwise, isn't to be encouraged, although dark chocolate may contain cocoa flavanols. And the substance is most commonly available as a supplement, which is often used by amateur athletes to boost performance.  The research itself focused on a group of healthy, middle-aged men and women with an average age of 45 years old and who typically engaged in less than two hours of structured exercise training per week. Over a period of five weeks, prior to consuming the cocoa supplement, the group was put through a series of trials, using a lab-based exercise bike, where they were incrementally pushed to exhaustion. These trials were performed in order to establish a person's VO2 peak, the maximum amount of oxygen the body can use during exercise, as well as power output.  The test subjects were then given either a daily 400 mg cocoa flavanol supplement or a placebo over the course of seven days.  And at the end of that week, they got back on the cycle ergometers and took part in a series of step exercise tests, where they started pedaling at a baseline before the load was ramped up to either moderate or severe-intensity work rates. The key measurement being analyzed was pulmonary VO2 kinetics, or τVO2, the time it takes for oxygen delivery to respond to the demands of exercise.  The shorter the response time, the better equipped someone is to tolerate the given exercise.  And what the research team discovered was that when the test subjects who'd consumed the cocoa flavanols were subjected to 'moderate' exercise, the VO2 kinetics time was 'significantly reduced' from around 40 seconds to 34 seconds.  This reduction of six seconds is important, the team states, because it exceeds the minimum physiologically relevant change of around 5 seconds.  The scientists add: "The reduction in τVO2 observed after cocoa flavanol supplementation in our middle-aged individuals reflects a shift toward values typically observed in younger healthy individuals." And the report states: "Ultimately, the findings of the present study may have clinical potential in contributing to improved tolerance of daily life activity in middle-aged adults." Flavonoids aren't just found in cocoa—they're also abundant in green tea, fruit and vegetables—and have anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant properties.  Liverpool John Moores' Daniel Sadler says you shouldn't rely on eating dark chocolate to get an effective dose of flavanols.  He explains: "It is preferable to take supplements over eating dark chocolate since potential beneficial effects of cocoa flavanols occur during exercise when high doses are consumed—greater than 400 mg flavanols—and because dark chocolate contains fat and sugar that may negate the beneficial potential of any bioactive constituents." In April this year, a separate study by researchers at the University of Birmingham found blood vessels were able to function better during mental stress when test subjects were given a cocoa drink containing high levels of flavanols compared to when drinking a non-flavanol enriched drink.  The study, published in the journal Nutrients, could help to combat stress-induced ischemia while also paving the way for offering 'improved guidance to people about how to make the most of their dietary choices during stressful periods."     Vitamin D reduces the need for opioids in palliative cancer Karolinska Institute (Sweden), August 4, 2021 Patients with vitamin D deficiency who received vitamin D supplements had a reduced need for pain relief and lower levels of fatigue in palliative cancer treatment, a randomized and placebo-controlled study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet shows. The study is published in the scientific journal Cancers. Among patients with cancer in the palliative phase, vitamin D deficiency is common. Previous studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D in the blood may be associated with pain, sensitivity to infection, fatigue, depression, and lower self-rated quality of life. A previous smaller study, which was not randomized or placebo-controlled, suggested that vitamin D supplementation could reduce opioid doses, reduce antibiotic use, and improve the quality of life in patients with advanced cancer. 244 cancer patients with palliative cancer, enrolled in ASIH, (advanced medical home care), took part in the current study in Stockholm during the years 2017-2020. Slower increase in opiod doses All study participants had a vitamin D deficiency at the start of the study. They received either 12 weeks of treatment with vitamin D at a relatively high dose (4000 IE/day) or a placebo. The researchers then measured the change in opioid doses (as a measurement of pain) at 0, 4, 8, and 12 weeks after the start of the study. "The results showed that vitamin D treatment was well tolerated and that the vitamin D-treated patients had a significantly slower increase in opioid doses than the placebo group during the study period. In addition, they experienced less cancer-related fatigue compared to the placebo group," says Linda Björkhem-Bergman, senior physician at Stockholms Sjukhem and associate professor at the Department of Neurobiology, Healthcare Sciences, and Society, Karolinska Institutet. Large study within ASIH On the other hand, there was no difference between the groups in terms of self-rated quality of life or antibiotic use. "The effects were quite small, but statistically significant and may have clinical significance for patients with vitamin D deficiency who have cancer in the palliative phase. This is the first time it has been shown that vitamin D treatment for palliative cancer patients can have an effect on both opioid-sensitive pain and fatigue," says first author of the study Maria Helde Frankling, senior physician at ASIH and postdoc at the Department of Neurobiology, Healthcare Science and Society, Karolinska Institutet. The study is one of the largest drug studies conducted within ASIH in Sweden. One weakness of the study is the large drop-out rate. Only 150 out of 244 patients were able to complete the 12-week study because many patients died of their cancerduring the study.   Increasingly poor physical function from age 65 linked to increased risk of death University of Paris (France), August 5, 2021 Increasing poor physical (motor) function from around age 65 is associated with an increased risk of death, finds research published by The BMJ today. Signs of increasing decline, such as difficulty getting up from a chair or getting dressed, emerge up to 10 years before death, the findings show. The researchers therefore suggest that early detection of changes in motor function “might offer opportunities for prevention and targeted interventions.” It is well known that motor function, also commonly known as physical function or physical capability, declines with age, but rates of decline differ widely from person to person. And while studies show that decline in cognitive (mental) skills can emerge up to 15 years before death, it's not clear whether the same is true for physical abilities. To explore this further, researchers examined several measures of motor function for their associations with mortality over a 10 year period from around age 65. Their findings are based on over 6,000 participants of the Whitehall II Study, which recruited participants aged 35-55 years in 1985-88 to look at the impact of social, behavioural, and biological factors on long term health.  Between 2007 and 2016, participants underwent motor function assessments on up to three occasions. These included measures of walking speed, chair rise time, and grip strength, along with self-reported measures of functioning and difficulties with activities of daily living, such as dressing, using the toilet, cooking and grocery shopping. Deaths from any cause were then recorded until October 2019. After taking account of other potentially influential factors, the researchers found that poorer motor function was associated with an increased mortality risk of 22% for walking speed, 15% for grip strength and 14% for timed chair rises, while difficulties with activities of daily living were associated with a 30% increased risk. These associations became progressively stronger with later life assessments. Further analysis showed different patterns of change between participants who died and those who survived.  For example, participants who died had poorer chair rise times than survivors up to 10 years before death, poorer self-reported functioning up to seven years before death, and more difficulties with activities of daily living up to four years before death.  These differences increased steadily in the period leading to death. This is an observational study, so can't establish cause and the researchers point to some limitations, such as being unable to examine trajectories of motor function by cause of death or in specific minority groups, and not accounting for events such as falls or hospital admissions. Nevertheless, they say this study “adds to the sparse literature on terminal decline in motor function and, to our knowledge, is the first to examine terminal and age related long term trajectories of multiple measures of motor function.” The ageing of populations worldwide makes understanding of the functional status of older adults and change in functioning with age important, they write. These results suggest that strategies to reduce accelerated decline should start before old age, and that early detection of changes in motor function might offer opportunities for prevention and targeted interventions, they conclude. This study adds to a rapidly growing evidence base providing novel insights on healthy ageing, say researchers in a linked editorial. They point out that as the study participants continue to age and more data becomes available, this will help to inform the development of interventions to promote healthy ageing.  Although the authors suggest that “early detection of changes in motor function might offer opportunities for prevention and targeted interventions,” what these interventions would be and what specifically they would be aiming to achieve is unclear, they note. “Despite the focus on death as an outcome in these analyses, our goal should always be to add life to years, not just years to life.”   Researchers propose new treatment to prevent kidney stones – HCA in Garcinia Cambogia University of Houston, August 8, 2021    Researchers have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance in the treatment of calcium oxalate stones in 30 years.   Jeffrey Rimer, associate professor of chemical engineering at the University of Houston, was lead author of the study, published Aug. 8 in the online edition of Nature. The work offers the first evidence that the compound hydroxycitrate (HCA) is an effective inhibitor of calcium oxalate crystal growth that, under certain conditions, is actually able to dissolve these crystals. Researchers also explain how it works.   The findings are the result of a combination of experimental studies, computational studies and human studies, Rimer said.   Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form inside the kidneys, affecting up to 12 percent of men and seven percent of women. High blood pressure, diabetes and obesity can increase the risk, and the reported incidence is on the rise. Preventive treatment has not changed much over the last three decades. Doctors tell patients who are at risk of developing stones to drink lots of water and avoid foods rich in oxalate, such as rhubarb, okra, spinach and almonds. They often recommend taking citrate (CA), in the form of potassium citrate, a supplement that can slow crystal growth, but some people are unable to tolerate the side effects.   The project grew out of preliminary work done by collaborator John Asplin, a nephrologist at Litholink Corporation, who suggested HCA as a possible treatment. HCA is chemically similar to CA and is also available as a dietary supplement. "HCA shows promise as a potential therapy to prevent kidney stones," the researchers wrote. "HCA may be preferred as a therapy over CA (potassium citrate)."   In addition to Rimer and Asplin, authors on the paper include Giannis Mpourmpakis and his graduate student, Michael G. Taylor, of the University of Pittsburgh; Ignacio Granja of Litholink Corporation, and Jihae Chung, a UH graduate student working in Rimer's lab.   The head-to-head studies of CA and HCA determined that while both compounds inhibit the growth of calcium oxalate crystals, HCA was more potent and displayed unique qualities that are advantageous for the development of new therapies. The team of researchers then used atomic force microscopy, or AFM, to study interactions between the crystals, CA and HCA under realistic growth conditions. According to Rimer, the technique allowed them to record crystal growth in real time with near-molecular resolution.   Chung noted that the AFM images recorded the crystal actually shrinking when exposed to specific concentrations of HCA. Rimer suspected the initial finding was an abnormality, as it is rare to see a crystal actually dissolve in highly supersaturated growth solutions. The most effective inhibitors reported in the literature simply stop the crystal from growing.   It turned out that Chung's initial finding was correct. Once they confirmed it is possible to dissolve crystals in supersaturated solutions, researchers then looked at reasons to explain why that happened.   Mpourmpakis and Taylor applied density functional theory (DFT) - a highly accurate computational method used to study the structure and properties of materials - to address how HCA and CA bind to calcium and to calcium oxalate crystals. They discovered HCA formed a stronger bond with crystal surfaces, inducing a strain that is seemingly relieved by the release of calcium and oxalate, leading to crystal dissolution.   HCA was also tested in human subjects, as seven people took the supplement for three days, allowing researchers to determine that HCA is excreted through urine, a requirement for the supplement to work as a treatment.   While Rimer said the research established the groundwork to design an effective drug, questions remain. Long-term safety, dosage and additional human trials are needed, he said.   "But our initial findings are very promising," he said. "If it works in vivo, similar to our trials in the laboratory, HCA has the potential to reduce the incidence rate of people with chronic kidney stone disease."       Prolonged treatment with gotu kola improved memory, reduced amyloid beta pathology and activated antioxidant response pathway Oregon Health & Science University, August 4, 2021 According to news reporting out of Portland, Oregon, research stated, “The medicinal herb Centella asiatica has been long been used for its neuroprotective and cognitive enhancing effects. We have previously shown that two weeks of treatment with a water extract of Centella asiatica (CAW) improves cognition and activates the endogenous antioxidant response pathway without altering amyloid-beta (A beta) plaque burden.” Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), “Here, we assess the effect of long-term treatment of CAW in the 5xFAD mouse model of A beta accumulation. Four-month-old 5xFAD mice were treated with CAW in their drinking water (2 g/L) for three months at which point they underwent cognitive testing as well as analysis of A beta plaque levels and antioxidant and synaptic gene expression. In order to confirm the involvement of the antioxidant regulatory transcription factor NRF2 on the effects of CAW on synaptic plasticity, neurons isolated from 5xFAD mice were also treated with CAW and the targeted inhibitor ML385. Three months of treatment with CAW improved spatial and contextual memory as well as executive function in 5xFAD mice. This improvement was accompanied by increased antioxidant gene expression and a decrease in A beta plaque burden relative to untreated 5xFAD animals. In isolated neurons, treatment with ML385 blocked the effects of CAW on dendritic arborization and synaptic gene expression. These results suggest that prolonged CAW exposure could be beneficial in Alzheimer's disease and that these effects likely involve NRF2 activation.” According to the news editors, the research concluded: “Moreover, these findings suggest that targeting NRF2 itself may be a relevant therapeutic strategy for improving synaptic plasticity and cognitive function in Alzheimer's disease.” This research has been peer-reviewed.     Resveratrol: The key to reducing elderly frailty? Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Spain) , August 9, 2021 The so-called red wine nutrient resveratrol may help maintain muscle performance and reduce frailty in the elderly, research in mice has suggested.  Using 48 young, mature and old mice models, the study found resveratrol improved muscle performance in the mature and old animals but not in the young.  They found resveratrol – found in grapes, red wine, walnuts, peanuts and berries – “primed” the effect of exercise by increasing endurance, coordination and strength in the old animals as well as providing higher protection against oxidative damage and an increase in the mitochondrial mass responsible for the energy-generating process essential for cell metabolism.  “Our results indicate that resveratrol can be considered an ergogenic compound that helps maintain muscle performance during ageing and subsequently reduces frailty and increases muscle performance in old individuals practising moderate exercise,” wrote the researchers from Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Seville, Spain and the Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam.  Study details Each experiment group animal was given a daily dose of about 500 μg of resveratrol for 4.5 months. After this period the mice were randomly divided again into sedentary and trained groups. The trained mice were adapted to exercise then put on a rodent treadmill for 20 minutes per day, five days a week for six weeks. The animals were then killed by cervical dislocation and the gastrocnemius muscle was quickly removed. Old polyphenol, young results  Discussing the results, lead author and professor at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide Dr Guillermo Lopez-Lluch told us while this was not the first time the polyphenol had been looked at within health ageing, this was the first time it had been associated with the improvement of muscle capacity in ageing. Asked if the results meant older people should be recommended or even prescribed resveratrol, Professor Lopez-Lluch said: “The use of nutraceuticals such as resveratrol can be recommended in the case of poor diets lacking fresh vegetables rich in polyphenols. “In aged people an unbalanced diet must be supplemented with extracts rich in these compounds accompanied by a more active life.” In 2011 research in Italy estimated between 11–50% of over 80s suffer from age-related muscle loss sarcopenia, with the problem particularly prevalent in care homes.  “Maintenance of muscle functionality is important to avoid frailty and to increase the independence and quality of life during ageing. It seems clear that for daily life activity, and hence a good quality of life, not only strength but also endurance is needed,” the researchers wrote in the British Journal of Nutrition.  “Apart from the maintenance of a series of basic exercises, several nutritional bioactive compounds have been proposed to increase muscle function during ageing and to avoid sarcopenia.”  The researchers said the "most controversial problem" with identifying effects of bioactive compounds was to find if the positive effects found in preclinical studies in animals produced the same response in humans. "Regarding the effect of different polyphenols on physical capacity in humans, different clinical trials carried out to date have been unsuccessful or show controversial results and further studies are needed." Yet Professor Lopez-Lluch said his research team did not have plans to study this effect of resveratrol in humans. Instead they were currently awaiting funds to carry out a study about exercise, quality of nutrition and quality of life in elderly people. “We hope this study will get a grant in the next months.”

Mitch Unfiltered
Episode 152 - Mitch's Vacation Wish List & Dipoto Deadline Report Card

Mitch Unfiltered

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 179:58


RUNDOWN The show kicks off with a Stump the Band question for Scott about NFL quarterbacks followed by some listener emails. Then the guys delve into a discussion about media subscription overload, Mitch's ground rules during his vacation, and reaction to the M's trades prior to the trade deadline. Three "Best Of" guests are retired Navy captain Charlie Plumb, longtime Seattle sports media figure Jim Moore, & television actress & teacher Nicci Carr. Later, the guys weigh in on miscellaneous topics ranging from Hawks training camp to Evander Kane's betting investigation, to ScarJo's lawsuit with Disney. Enjoy! GUESTS Charlie Plumb | Retired United States Navy Captain Jim Moore | Former Seattle sports radio personality Nicci Carr | TV actress TABLE OF CONTENTS 0:00 | With coronavirus running through the Vikings quarterback room, which familiar face will be taking snaps in training camp? 3:30 | The guys open up the listener mailbag for some Unfiltered feedback. 17:03 | If someone is listening to Mitch Unfiltered for the first time, they'll be interested to know how Scott earned the nickname "Hotshot" 20:33 | How much money would we save if we all just cancelled our monthly media subscriptions?  27:10 | Mitch makes his long-awaited return to air travel for a vacation and he has a few simple requests while he's gone. 41:08 | With the MLB trade deadline in the rearview mirror, did Dipoto do the right thing to balance the present with the future? 51:53 | GUEST: Charlie Plumb tells his story of surviving six years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam after his fighter jet was shot down over Hanoi. 1:29:41 | GUEST: Jim Moore jumps aboard to share some memories during his career as a sports writer and radio personality in Seattle. 2:09:00 | GUEST: Nicci Carr joins the show to talk about the emotional roller coaster ride in her role on the “Scoop There It Is” GEICO commercial with Tag Team. 2:31:16 | There is a new leader in the clubhouse for highest valued football card which will blow your mind. 2:33:13 | Seahawks training camp is underway and early storylines include an Eskridge injury and Taylor expectations. 2:40:48 | Evander Kane is facing serious allegations about sports gambling against his own team...by his wife!  2:44:46 | Scarlett Johansson is suing Disney for fifty million smackers for their streaming release of Black Widow after being promised a theatrical debut.