David talks with Lea Ypi about her astonishing new memoir Free: Coming of Age at the End of History, which tells the story of her childhood in Stalinist Albania and what came after. It's a tale of family secrets, political oppression and the promise of liberation - and a profound meditation on what it really means to be free. From Marxism to liberalism and back again, this is a conversation that brings political ideas to life. Lea Ypi is Professor of Political Theory at the LSE and Free has been shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford PrizeTalking Points: Albania was a socialist country that went through various alliances.By the time that Lea was born, it was largely isolated.The dominant narrative was that Albania was a country surrounded by empires, which stood on the moral high-ground.In other words, it was socialist and anti-imperialist but also fiercely nationalist. For Albania, the key year was not 1989 but 1990.Initially, dissidents were described as ‘hooligans.'In December 1990, protesters requested political pluralism.How do we conceptualize freedom? People in Western countries often relate to non-liberal societies by conceptualizing themselves as liberators.What does freedom mean in a limit-case like Albania? There is a risk of paternalism in the dominant liberal conceptions of freedom. There are always margins of dissidence.What does it feel like to suddenly gain freedom in the liberal sense? How does this affect relations between generations?For Lea, freedom is about being the author of your own fate, even when it seems overdetermined.Studying political ideas can make one a nihilist, or you can choose to believe that there is something about humans that is inherently moral.In other words, freedom is moral agency.Mentioned in this Episode: Lea's new book, FreeLea on political legitimacy in Marxist perspectiveBook tickets for our upcoming event with Hilary MantelFurther Learning: Lea in the Guardian on growing up in Europe's last communist stateMore on Albania after the fall of communism from the FTMore on Enver HoxhaMore on the Albanian-Soviet splitLea talks to David and Helen about states of emergencyTP History of Ideas on Fukuyama and the ‘End of History' See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/talkingpolitics.
This is by far the weirdest episode we have ever done. Initially we were slated to just cover Wiseman's Grandchild but that turned into tangent time for Aj and I. We just started down so many roads it turned out to lead to all these different animes. Hope you guys enjoy! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/benjamin-putney/message
Oh boy, in this podcast I start off by discussing several players that were asked about on TikTok. I talk about Ja'marr Chase, Chase Edmonds, Jalen Hurts, D'Andre Swift, and many more players. Near the end of the podcast though, I talk about Miles Sanders... Initially, I don't know what to do with Miles Sanders and I express frustration, but then I catch a glimpse of his schedule during the fantasy playoffs and I'm struck by the thought, "Could Miles Sanders actually be a second-half league winner?" I think he can! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theproffetpodcast/support
Are you thinking about writing your first book? Do you want to switch your teaching and writing focus? Do you wonder how you can turn your passion into profit? This podcast is for you. From compilation books to cookbooks, with titles ranging from Kill the Elevator Speech to Daily Business Meeting with God, Felicia Slattery's writing experience is widely diversified. As an educator and public speaker, she has a gift for sharing what she's learned. This podcast is a virtual mini-course in how to write that first book and how to turn life experiences, hobbies, and even chance remarks into books. If one phrase characterizes Felicia's approach, it's her ability to seize opportunities. When a publisher asked her to act as an advance reader for a new book, she agreed and asked the publisher if he'd be interested in hearing about an idea she had for a book. He responded positively, and before long; she had a book contract. Initially, the pandemic flattened Felicia's business, which was largely based on public speaking and teaching and coaching others to do the same. She switched gears and began teaching online. Seeing that the platform from which she was teaching also featured cooking classes, she used her love of cooking to break out into a new area of teaching, writing, and publishing. To promote her new passion, she also launched a successful YouTube channel. If you have a question, Felicia has an answer. You'll want to experience this Writing to get Business podcast more than once. • How can you turn a teaching program into a book? • What is the easiest way to write a first book? • What do publishers look for in a book? • Why should authors with a strong platform NOT have to pay a publisher to get their book published? • What is the benefit for a first-time author of doing a compilation book? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In early 2019, global beer company Molson Coors was exploring how to enter the cannabis beverages business. At the time, cannabis had not yet been legalized in Canada. Initially the company had planned to test a few products in a small geography in Canada to see if there might be a viable market opportunity. But the team charged with developing an entry strategy recommended a more aggressive move: pulling forward $65 million to build a facility in Canada to produce cannabis beverages and seize first-mover advantage. That sudden change in direction gave then-CEO Mark Hunter pause. Should he approve the request, or push the team back to the original, more conservative plan?
Welcome to the world of impact investing, where Tickr founder Tom McGillycuddy shares what it was like for him and his co-founder, Matt Latham, to leave their corporate jobs and create a business that allows people to invest in companies that create a positive impact, such as those in the energy, water, food, health, education, and cybersecurity space, to name a few.Initially crossing paths in Barclays, Tom and Matt realized that they wanted to “democratize” investing and make it more accessible for everyone. Apart from that, they also wanted to give people a chance to support companies they believed were making an impact. So, it was basically offering people a chance to invest sustainably and adopt good investment behaviors. In terms of how Tickr works, it first gives people three themes to choose from (people, planet, and people-planet) along with three risk levels, after which you will then be able to select from an extremely diverse array of options the companies you would like to invest in. They encourage their users to invest monthly, which 85% of them do. Currently, Tickr has over 100,000 customers and it's continuously growing, since more and more people are realizing the beauty of what Tickr offers and the problem that it solves.Tom talks about the two ways of getting a fintech company regulated, which both have their own pros and cons. He also shares the challenges he and Matt faced when it came to finding investors, and he says their financial backgrounds had a big role to play as it helped them talk to the right people and get the funds they needed. Contrary to what you may think, Tom and Matt actually didn't do much market research, because they were creating this product for themselves and their friends. They simply built their idea off the fact that they knew there was a desire to invest and to have a positive impact, and years later, they proved themselves right. Tom's advice for early-stage founders is that although working in a startup is definitely not a walk in the park, if you're passionate enough about your idea, work hard to make it happen. Having a vision of the future, he says, is also crucial to investors, so keep that in mind.In the years to come, Tom would like to think that the term ‘impact investing' will be obsolete as it will just be considered ‘investing,' and with the help of companies like BlackRock, a more impact-driven society will hopefully happen sooner rather than later. Tom's key lessons and quotes from this episode were:“We started to realize after we started working on the idea that one of the only ways to truly engage with investing for the long term, it's good for them and good for everyone else, is via impact, and the stories, and the narrative.” (3:36)“What we should be getting people to do is invest sustainably, not in the impact sense of the word but in the longevity sense of the word, for themselves and build wealth over the long term.” (7:39)“You create sustainable wealth for yourself into the future by investing in hundreds of companies around the world that are doing good for the world.” (12:13)“I think our generation specifically and the way we see our money as a tool that reflects our values and what we believe in the world, I think that will have a massive impact.” (15:08)“In 10 years' time, there'll be no such thing as impact investing. It'll just be called investing.” (16:21)“Our generation wants to solve these problems more than anyone else. The problems are getting worse, and they want Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/impacthustlers)
In Shakespeare's Henry VI part II, Lord Clifford exclaims, “To Bedlam with him! Is the man grown mad?” That's from Act V Scene 1. This use of the word Bedlam both as a place associated with madness, is because there was a real Bedlam Hospital within steps of The Curtain and Globe theaters where this play was performed in the 16th century and that hospital specialized in the care for the insane. Bedlam Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in early modern London. It was founded in the mid-13th century in service to the Church of Bethlehem, as a house for the poor. By the time Henry VIII gave administrative control of Bedlam to the city of Bethlem in 1547, it had become a hospital for the nation's mentally ill and specifically those who were considered violent or dangerous. Initially, the term “Bedlam” was an informal namebut by the time Shakespeare was writing about Bedlam in Henry VI Part II, the word “bedlam” was part of everyday speech, defined as madness or chaos. In addition to Shakespeare's 8 uses of “bedlam” across his works, Bedlam Hospital itself was staged in many early modern plays including The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster, and Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson, among many others during the early 1600s. One potential reason for the popularity of using Bedlam in early modern plays can be attributed to the display of insane people that began in London in 1576 as a way to raise money for the hospital. Bedlam Hospital continues in operation today as a psychiatric hospital, with one of their specialist services including the National Psychosis Unit. Here today to help us understand the history of Bedlam Hospital and what it is important to know when we see Shakespeare referencing this hospital in his plays is our guest, Duncan Salkeld.
Sometimes Jack and Paul feel like every day is groundhog day, and that not much changes day-to-day. But in reality, lots has been launched, updated, changed, and made progress on. Including: a content survey, a new freelance writer, Fathom NFTs, open-sourcing a Fathom project, disabling MRR emails and how we think about support as it relates to growth.
Growing up, Aaron dreamed of becoming the youngest NFL sports agent. He was told that he can't get there. Aaron needed someone to push him. It took a 'no' for him to launch his own business. Initially, he had no direction nor clear map. Aaron formed a team with the right individuals, who shared his qualities: go getter mentality, motivation, drive, people skills and strong work ethic. He achieved his dream at the age of 25. Aaron shares the following nuggets of wisdom: - know what you are capable of - if you are driven to achieve your dream, then you can - being told 'no' can be a blessing in disguise - focus on your goal and dream - don't give up - put people around you that enable you to succeed - get creative - know the impact that you can make on individuals - focus on moving forward - keep an open mind mentality http://www.revolvingmind.com tags: Aaron, Zack, Revolving, Mind, Media, marketing, brand, athlete, @aaronzack21, story, stories, that, empower, empowering, empowerment, inspire, inspiring, inspiration, encourage, encouraging, encouragement, hope, light, podcast, Sean https://storiesthatempower.com
We are joined today by Dan Beaumont. Dan is on an epic 4-month journey cycling 10,000km across Britain to raise funds for Mind Over Mountains.At the time of this recording, Dan was on day 90 and about 7000km into his journey heading down the west coast of Wales. He was resting in the beautiful yard of his Warmshowers hosts, Catherine and John, who are feeding him well! Dan has stayed with many Warmshowers hosts along the way and says the theme of kindness has reigned throughout his journey.After graduating from university, Dan left the UK and spent ten years working abroad in Romania, Germany, and Australia. Once back home, he decided to rediscover his country and thought, what better way to do it than on a bicycle. Initially, he planned to take his time cycling around the UK to see the sights, but then his mate Alex, the founder of Mind over Mountains, suggested he turn his ride into a way to help others. Mind Over Mountains is a mental health charity offering immediate and accessible support through therapeutic outdoor experiences. They believe that time in nature, coupled with professional support, is a powerful way to build resilience and re-find stillness.During his trip, Dan has learned some clear lessons of kindness and is amazed at the help he has received from total strangers. They have been there to aid with bike repair, meals, and places to stay or offer a smile and a kind word. Although he is riding alone, he feels like he has a huge support group around him. Patience is also something Dan is learning on this trip! Carrying everything you need for such a long journey will make you slow down and take your time. Dan views this trip as a life journey and says so much has happened since day one. He has experienced many beautiful moments and believes that everyone would benefit from such a journey. Whether it be cycling, walking, or just traveling, take time out from life to experience all that is out there. Dan takes time every evening to try and capture his day in his journal, but sometimes it is too much sensory overload to get it all down on paper.Dan is a data nerd and has developed a database to record the metrics during his tour. In addition, he has been doing some fun interviews with people he has met along the way. He plans to use all of this information and his journal entries to write a book after the tour is complete. His plans also include starting a nature retreat to help people struggling with mental health. Throughout his life, he has always turned to adventure and the great outdoors to heal and wants to help others do the same.Dan's advice to everyone is just to get out and go, but take one step at a time. Start small; an adventure doesn't have to be huge or cross country to be an amazing journey. Use your time for introspection but also put yourself out there and interact with others. If you are hesitating, just go! You will not regret the experience and will come back a changed person. As Dan says, “one is greater than zero!” You can follow Dan on Instagram at DanOBeaumont and learn more about his trip and donate HERE. Find out more about Mind Over Mountains and what they offer HERE. Join our community at Warmshowers.org, or you can reach Tahverlee at firstname.lastname@example.org.Follow us on Instagram; @Warmshowers_org
On COI #176, Kyle Anzalone discusses the so-called “Havana Syndrome.” Since 2017, the supposed ailment – which has so far not been proven to exist as its own discrete illness – has been invoked repeatedly by deep state and corporate media pundits to demonize US “adversaries.” The Havana Syndrome has no known cause, and its alleged symptoms range from migraines, dizziness, nausea and vertigo, among other symptoms common to countless other existing diseases and disorders. Initially, the Trump administration used the issue to roll back Obama's diplomatic gains with Cuba. As scientists increasingly suggested the Havana Syndrome could be psychosomatic – or largely a psychological problem rather than physical disease – the MSM spun the Trump administration's lack of interest by tying the narrative into the broader Russiagate craze. Now, the deep state and corporate press are deploying the unproven theory again to demonize Russia and China, suggesting they are somehow behind the mysterious syndrome. Kyle breaks down recent news about Facebook after the Intercept released the social media giant's ‘blacklist,' which includes some 4,000 groups and individuals deemed “Dangerous Individuals and Organizations” on the platform. Among the blacklisted figures were politicians, writers and various other people of influence. The list helps explain how Facebook suppresses independent reporting on the empire, ensuring certain voices are never heard while elevating others as go-to ‘experts.' Kyle updates recent missile tests by North Korea. As with many previous launches by Pyongyang, the corporate media treated the test-fire as an act of aggression and allowed subsequent coverage to retain the same framing. Washington's regular joint war games Seoul – effectively simulating an invasion of the north – as well as its own periodic weapons tests are seldom mentioned in mainstream coverage. Kyle argues that the US should meet North Korea's missile tests with diplomacy, noting that South Korean President Moon Jae-in – a vocal proponent for improved inter-Korean ties – is giving Biden an ideal opportunity as he continues to push for an official end to the Korean War, which is formally still underway despite an armistice pact signed in 1953. Odysee Rumble Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook Twitter MeWe Apple Podcast Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CB
Producing and hosting a weekly local radio show likely isn't how most beer writers get their start—but that's exactly where Emma Inch's career in beer began. With a passion for rockabilly music, which she saw as an outlet from the stress of her day job as a mental health crisis worker, Emma went from hosting club nights to approaching her local radio station with a show idea. Then a few years later—as she began noticing a change in her local beer scene in Brighton, England—she pitched an idea for a new show, and in late 2015 Fermentation Beer and Brewing Radio began. Initially a live monthly radio show with a local focus on the beer scene in and around Brighton, Emma later decided to continue producing the show as a podcast instead. As she puts it, with most podcasts sought out rather than stumbled upon, as radio programs often are, this enabled her to not only broaden her geographical scope (from Brighton to the rest of Britain and beyond), but to narrow her focus and take a deeper dive with the stories she was telling. And in 2018, Emma's storytelling skills won her the U.K.'s highest accolade for a beer writer: the Michael Jackson Gold Tankard for Beer Writer of the Year. When I ask her to take us back to that moment, her memories are a bit fuzzy. Not from alcohol, but from the rather tough bout of sinusitis she was battling at the time. But when I ask her to reflect on how the win has impacted her career since, she rapturously reels off a list of the incredible opportunities it brought her way. We also discuss the impact of her win on the industry more broadly, and what it means to be a queer woman taking home the top award in a space still dominated by straight white men. And with Emma's recent election as Chair of the British Guild of Beer Writers, the organization behind the awards that recognized her work, she tells us how she's keen to bring further focus to issues of diversity, representation, and equity within the beer writing community. From looking forward to her newest role, we then take a look back at her longest-standing one. Alongside her current career as a drinks writer, audio maker, and podcast consultant, Emma is a part-time university lecturer in social work. We explore how that role—then and now—has influenced her perspective on the beer world, her approach to her work, and the stories she chooses to tell.
More than half of all the textiles use today are polyester. You will definitely have poly in your wardrobe, even if you prefer natural fibres. Synthetics are lurking everywhere, whether as polyester, nylon, or blends mixed with cotton. Poly is cheap, ubiquitous and it's not going away any time soon. It's also made from fossil fuels, doesn't biodegrade and most of it ends up as waste.Cyndi Rhoades believes recycled is the answer. A UK-based, US-raised activist turned entrepreneur, she founded Worn Again Technologies (originally called Worn Again) in 2005 - determined to make a difference and create a business out of solving the challenge of textiles ending up in landfill or incineration. Initially, she looked to upcycling. “It was really hard it make it work at scale, but also ultimately we weren't solving the problem of textile waste," she says. "Once these second-life products were used, they would end up in landfill anyway. So we were only postponing textiles going to landfill. It made us realise that recycling at a molecular level was the solution.” From her formative days in London's early 2000s sustainable fashion scene, to living on a barge off-the-grid today, Cyndi has a long view on how this space has evolved and what's coming next. Ever wondered how virgin polyester is actually made? Did you know the recycled kind is almost always made from recycled plastic bottles, not textiles? How sustainable is it? How do we decide? It is greenwashing? Can we really make fashion circular? What would that look like? Why is it taking so damn long? This Episode is like a masterclass in material-to-material recycling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Eleanor and her grandson Eleanor Cyrce offers us a profound conversation about the nature and benefits of innate play and the journey she undertook to learn to play again. Initially trained as a computer scientist, Eleanor now devotes her life and work to play. This shift wasn't something she was looking for. She wasn't even comfortable playing. But her Spiritual Self found a way to guide Eleanor through this huge life change. Deeply harmed at school by this behavior, Eleanor has always wanted to put an end to bullying, cliques, and people harming each other. She realized she could begin to work with kids to understand how to support them to stay "pure and connected to life." When she made herself available to them they asked her to play. She had to be willing to let go of any limitation on her part that got in the way. It wasn't an easy journey. Through a deep commitment to learning and changing, Eleanor came to discover that "Play that doesn't harm is actually the giving and receiving of love." Eleanor's life story is one of deep transformation. When life wants us to transform, we find a way to make the 'serious' change feel compelled to make. The Hoffman Process has been a part of the large amount of healing work Eleanor has done to heal her past trauma and transform her life. By doing this, she has broadened the arc of her love's everyday radius. Eleanor Cyrce in Her own words I was born and raised in the South. As a result of a history of trauma, post-traumatic stress creates limitations that I work continually to surmount so that I can fulfill my dreams. I remember deciding when I was a pre-teen that my goal in life was to never harm anyone, especially a child or a woman. The healing work I do with children is supported by The Foundation for Compassionate Connection, a non-profit created years ago. I really want to know what these young people need to feel happy, connected, whole. I want to make sure they get it. Over the years, I donated my time working with the children of Haitian women who were dying from AIDS; with homeless, parentless children in the streets; and with children in the schools, including Magnolia School, Esalen's Gazebo School, and Full Flower Education Center. I‘m trained in CranioSacral therapy for people and horses. I've also trained in lymphatics, Nonviolent Communication, various types of trauma release, and watsu (Japanese water therapy). Every day, I am nurtured by the time I spend in nature. I love swimming long distances in the warm waters of Florida. I love especially spending time near wild horses and manatees. Learn more about Eleanor her work at InnatePlay.org. The Foundation for Compassionate Connection welcomes donations to help with our work with innate play with children. If you are moved to do so, you can donate here. As mentioned in this episode Innate Play "It is well established now that when we are born, we interact and relate to our world through a "state of being" that is safe, loving, kind, spontaneous, non-competitive, and non-judgmental. In this state, children feel totally loved and secure and have a sense of belonging to the world. Interacting to others in this state through play is the safest, kindest way of being in the world and what can be called innate play. Unfortunately, at a very young age, children are taught "cultural play" and are deprived of innate play that keeps them whole, healthy, and cooperative. ..." read more at InnatePlay.org Discover if the Hoffman Process is right for you. Subscribe on Apple/iTunes
It is in the best interest of a person to utilize the gift of tefila as much as possible. There are many yeshuot and berachot that Hashem wants to give us, and the way for us to access them is through tefila . The Ramban writes, the reason that Hashem did not heal the speech impediment of Moshe Rabbenu is because Moshe never asked for it. We don't want to deprive ourselves of potential blessings that were potentially within our reach. Prayer can even give us what is conceivably beyond our reach as well. The Gemara says in Masechet Nida daf 70b, if a person wants to become wise, he needs to spend time learning Torah and also ask Hashem for wisdom, and both are equally necessary. The Maharsha there explains the Gemara to be speaking about a person who is naturally unintelligent as Hashem decreed how much brain power that person would be given. Which means, even a person who is physically unable to comprehend certain concepts, with prayer and a lot of effort in learning, Hashem will change the person's capacities and enable him to understand things that he previously was unable to understand. As well, Rashi in Masechet Avodah Zara daf 8 writes, if a person forgets his learning, he should elongate his prayers during the beracha of chonen hadaat in the Amida . That is a medication that can heal deficiencies that no doctor has the ability to heal. Of course, along with prayer a person needs to make hishtadlut and review his learning, but for us to know that prayer is a wondrous segula for wisdom and memory is a very valuable piece of information. The better our kavana is, the better the prayer will be. The Taz writes, the main kavana in tefila is to remove all thoughts of distraction and to imagine oneself standing right in front of the Shechina. Before we start the Amida , it's so important to keep that in mind and, as we know, tefila is not bound by the three prayers a day, we can make use of it any time we want. Rabbi Zilberstein told a story of a taxi driver in Israel who earned enough money just to put food on the table for his family and pay his basic expenses. He had to pay rent for the taxi he used and if he didn't get enough jobs on any given day, he would come home that night with less money than he started with. One day, he had so few jobs he was embarrassed to come home and face his wife. He pulled over to the side of the road in the late afternoon and began talking to Hashem. He lifted up his hands in prayer and begged Hashem to provide sustenance for his large family. He poured out his heart and before he even had a chance to finish his tefila , there was already a knock on his window. Initially, he thought he was being told to move his vehicle from an illegal parking spot, but then he saw it was a potential customer. The man asked how much it would be to go from where they were in Teveria to Ashdod and then back. The driver said he hadn't had a job like that in a very long time. He told the man it would cost 1500 shekel. The man then asked how much it would be for the waiting time there. The driver said, “Well, it goes by half hour increments.” The man said, “What if I give you a total of 2000 shekel, no matter how long I make you wait. Would that be okay?” The driver thought in his mind he'd wait all night for that price and he said, “sure, no problem.” In the end, the man only made him wait for an hour. It was an hour and 45 minutes each way and 4 and a half hours later, this man came home with 2000 shekel, thanking Hashem for immediately answering his tefila . Tefila is always beneficial. The benefits are not always immediate and they are not always readily obvious, but for sure every prayer will benefit us.
In this Episode, Karen Wetzel speaks with Michael Cerio, VP of Operations for Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners. Michael will share his experience and knowledge of the wine industry from a “back of the house” perspective and talk about the many jobs that fall under this umbrella. Michael will close out the interview with actionable insights to follow this path to enter the wine world and what is it takes to land a job. owerpress] Book a career coaching session with Karen: https://go.oncehub.com/KarenWetzel SHOW NOTES: Karen Wetzel: Today, I'll talk to Michael Cerio, vice president of operations for distinguished vineyards and wine partners. Michael will share his experience and knowledge of the wine industry from a back-of-the-house perspective and talk about the many wine jobs that fall under this umbrella. Be sure to stay tuned until the end when Michael we'll close out the interview with actionable. Karen Wetzel: To follow this path to enter the world of wine and what it takes to land the job. And now, let's get to our interview. Karen Wetzel: welcome, Michael. Thanks for joining me today. Could you please tell our audience who you are and what exactly do you do in the wine industry? I'd Michael Cerio: be happy to thank you, Karen. And thanks for having me on this morning. I really appreciate the opportunity. So my name is Michael. And I'm the vice president of operations for distinguished vineyards and wine partners. Michael Cerio: And I've been working for this company for about four months. Yeah. Karen Wetzel: One thing I wanted to ask you before we get into your stories so that people know who distinguished vineyards are. So you're a supplier. You have a catalog of wineries that the company represents. Could you give us a couple of names that people might know of? Karen Wetzel: Some of the brands you Michael Cerio: represent? Sure. I'd be happy to. We'd like to say that we represent a collection of. Wineries from prestigious wine regions around the world is the tagline. So some of the wineries that the names that may be familiar to your listeners would be Markham and Saint Alena across the, and Sonoma. Michael Cerio: We also own the Argyle winery up in Oregon. And then some of the other brands that we represent are dough wines, as well as Texas. From New Karen Wetzel: Zealand. Oh, that's great. Well, I was just at Markham. I did a little visit there with some friends the other day, and it was wonderful. And actually, at Danette valley wine academy, we use the textbook Cabernet as one of the wines in the wine kits we send out for our WSET courses. Karen Wetzel: So I'm very familiar with some of your brands, so that. Let's start off at the beginning. Really? How did you get into the wine industry? What's your story of your wine journey, I guess, of your white career? Michael Cerio: So I did not intend to get into the wine industry. When I first got out of college back in the nineties, I really didn't have any clear idea about what it was. Michael Cerio: I wanted to do the economy wasn't that great at the time. And so I jumped into some restaurant work, doing a little bit of substitute teaching, even considered law school at that time. And it fell into completely by accident—the commercial baking. Karen Wetzel: From lawyer to baker, Michael Cerio: I've got a diverse set of interests, I guess you could say. Michael Cerio: So. Yeah. I just fell into this role working for a company that was at the time baking the bonds for McDonald's on the east coast. So I got really interested in the sales and service side of the business. Initially, that was where my role was focused. But as I got deeper into it, I got really curious about how do you make bread and rolls? Michael Cerio: And what's the science behind that. And so I find myself. The American Institute of Baking and the company agreed to pay my way in terms of expenses to go to Manhattan, Kansas,
This week on Supergirl, Nyxly is after the totem of humanity and this gauntlet is like no other because while the totem draws the humanity out of the humans around Nyxly, it also channels all that humanity into her. Losing their humanity turns National City into a city full of Karens and Chads with everyone displaying their absolute worst selves. Even the dream couple that Kelly places one of her foster kids with turns out to be the worst when they're caught by an angry mob. And even though Nxyly has some moments of empathy in this episode, ultimately, she doesn't seem to be fully internalizing the lessons she's learning from her totem trials and it seems like that's going to be the key to truly defeating her brother and father. Lena, on the other hand, is learning a lot about herself as she tries to master the magic she's inherited from her mother. It's a struggle for her because magic relies on intuition and feeling rather than facts and figures but with William's help, she's able to see past her frustration. William, you ask? He's finally embedded with the Super Friends and he's granted exclusive access to their headquarters and behind the scenes of their missions. Initially, Kara and the others want to keep certain details of their missions under wraps but they realize that telling the public what's happening will garner more trust than holding back. Andrea (who has low-key become a J. Jonah Jameson-level villain) is still pushing for more. If she keeps going, she's going to end up causing serious damage in her pursuit to sell newspapers. We talk about all this and more below. And let us know your predictions for the end of Supergirl because we're looking for some good theories about how this wraps up. Like what you hear? Subscribe so you don't miss an episode! Follow us on Twitter: @TheMTRNetwork @shittybonmots @TheDrIsIn2015 Our shirts are now on TeePublic: https://teepublic.com/stores/mtr-network Want more podcast greatness? Sign up for a MTR Premium Account!
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The Pioneers Dick Kirsche and Chris LammersRichard (Dick) KirscheDick is a retired Electrical Engineer after more than 60 years in the profession. That career provided him with opportunities to work with several emerging technologies.Dick graduated from Lehigh University in 1960 with a degree in electrical engineering. He began his career at ITT Laboratories working on radar systems and satellite earth station terminals that provided the ground communication link for the early communication satellites. (Telstar, Relay, Syncom, etc.)Dick transitioned to a position at RCA Astro-electronics after an IT&T reduction in force. Astro was designing and building several early satellite systems. Dick's concentration was the design and qualification for launch of the command receivers that supported ground control commands. He continued in the aerospace industry until the mid-1960's when he joined a startup company designing custom power supplies and a UHF television exciter for a startup transmitter manufacturer. (Townsend Associates) Dick joined Townsend to head up their transmitter design and production engineering. Townsend was acquired by Ampex Corporation which expanded their presence in the Broadcast Industry. When Ampex suffered some financial setbacks related to their music recording business. The Broadcast transmitter division was shuttered to improve their bottom line. In 1972 Dick was part of a group from the closing Ampex transmitter operation that started Spectrum Cable, a company that was seeking cable system franchises in the Western Massachusetts area. Spectrum was awarded franchises in 3 communities in the suburbs of Springfield, MA. At that time Cable television was, essentially, a reception service which made operation in city TV markets like Springfield challenging. Spectrum's offering to that market was superior reception in addition to 2 channels from the Boston, MA market that provided coverage of major hockey and basketball teams. Spectrum employed a unique network of cylindrical steel towers, with headend electronics at the top and distant signals shared by microwave. Shortly after Spectrum began operation Home Box Office was added via regional microwave. Spectrum was acquired by Colony Communications in 1975. Spectrum's cable systems were combined with 4 cable franchises in the same region operated by Colony. Dick was hired to head up engineering for that group of cable franchises. Over time, Dick's responsibilities expanded to head of engineering for all of Colony's cable and MDS microwave systems. Cable system technology was advancing rapidly during that period. Channels, received from satellites became common. Dick worked with the Colony engineering team to install the 2nd 10-meter dia. earth station in the Northeast. Expansion of cable service channels, from satellite, sparked a rapid growth in public interest in cable TV service. Colony aggressively supported that expansion of service offerings on their cable systems. Dick also supported the franchise acquisition team seeking additional cable television communities for Colony. Dick left Colony at the end of 1981, joining Greater Media Cable at the start of 1982 as Vice President of Engineering. Greater Media had a strong presence in New England which was expanded through franchising and acquisitions. That expansion also included one-fourth of the City of Philadelphia and a complex of systems located in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. Cable television technology was advancing rapidly during that period as operators continued to improve their service offerings and reliability. During his employment with Greater Media, that operator became a founding member of CableLabs, deployed a 60 channel AML microwave system for the large Worcester complex of towns, began offering DOCSIS data over cable service, began using fiber optic cable for video distribution, and expanded their local video origination service to a full-time live news service. Dick was active on SCTE, CableLabs, and NCTA Industry committees for Greater Media. The Greater Media cable operations were sold in 1999. In 2000 Dick joined RCN, a system operator that competed in the Cable space by building their own facilities in parallel with the incumbent cable television provider, as Director of Video technology. RCN deployed Video on Demand technology and developed a unique set-top box technology designed to give RCN a competitive advantage in the Chicago cable market. Dick joined Comcast Cable as a Director in 2005. Initially, he was part of the team creating a specification for a set-top box design unique to Comcast. His work continued as part of a small engineering team testing and certifying set-top boxes for deployment to subscribers by Comcast. His duties also expanded to supporting Comcast's work to improve the energy efficiency of Comcast devices in subscriber's homes. This included active participation in the DOE's Energy Star program and Cable industry initiatives to address government energy efficiency requirements. Mr. Kirsche left Comcast in 2010 and opened Kirsche Consulting LLC. Kirsche Consulting supported Cable Operators' set-top and energy efficiency reporting efforts. That work included considerable recordkeeping and analysis work for Comcast which led to significant energy savings for Comcast subscribers.Dick officially retired in 2018 but continues to support SCTE standards work as a volunteer. Christopher J Lammers, COO Emeritus and Senior Executive Advisor, CableLabs® Chris is currently coo emeritus and senior executive advisor for CableLabs leading special projects and initiatives, including the integration of SCTE as a key part of CableLabs, together with supporting relationships across industry associations including ACA Connects, The Cable Center, CCSA, the Emma Bowen Foundation, NCTA, NCTC and WICT. Prior to this, Chris served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at CableLabs directing accounting and finance, IT, facilities and membership development. He remains committed to relationships with mid-sized and smaller MSOs, as well as with international cable operators in Asia, Europe and Latin America, key communities he built at CableLabs. Chris currently serves as a member of the board of directors of The Cable Center and the Emma Bowen Foundation and is actively involved in committees and/or support for several national and international industry trade associations. He is a member of the Cable TV Pioneers (Class of 2021). Prior to joining CableLabs in 1997, Chris was president and CEO of Western Communications, a mid-sized multiple system operator with cable systems located in the Western United States. Before that, Chris was a partner with the San Francisco law firm of Cooper, White & Cooper. Chris received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from Stanford University.AcknowledgmentsA special thank you to Benjamin Monlezun for the use of his original song, Downpoor.The views expressed in this episode are solely those of the podcast host and guests and do not necessarily represent the position, strategy, or opinions of CableLabs.
"What makes a good friend?" is something we've all thought about at some point. Initially, the answer to that question seems rather straightforward. But is it really that simple? In today's episode, Lana covers some of the "red flags" as well as some "green flags" that may be good to keep an eye on.
Steve Cooper talks with musician Steve Kilbey. Steve is best known for being the singer-songwriter and bass guitarist for the rock band The Church. The Church are an Australian alternative rock band formed in Sydney in 1980. Initially associated with new wave, neo-psychedelia, and indie rock, their music later came to feature slower tempos and surreal soundscapes reminiscent of dream pop and post-rock. They have recorded 17 studio albums and are best known for the hit single Under the Milky Way. As solo album or in collaboration with other artists Steve has recorded over 20 albums and in 2011 was inducted to the Australian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
The Mongols were famous for their ultimatums of destruction and submission. No shortage of thirteenth century states received demands for their unconditional surrender to the Great Khan granted divine mandate to rule by Eternal Blue Heaven. Initially, the Mongol imperial ideology was extremely black and white: you could submit to Mongol rule, or face total annihilation. There was no room for other relationships, for the Great Khan had no allies, only subjects. But as the thirteenth century went on and the dream of Chinggisid world hegemony slipped away as the divisions of the Mongol Empire went their separate ways, the Mongol Khans in the west began to seek not the capitulation, but the cooperation of western Europe to aid in their wars against Mamluks. For the Ilkhanate's sixty-year struggle against the Mamluk Sultanate, the Il-Khans sought to bring the Popes and Monarchs of Europe to a new crusade to assist in the defeat of the Mamluks, an ultimately fruitless endeavour, and the topic of today's episode. I'm your host David, and this is Kings and Generals: Ages of Conquest. The first Mongol messages to the Kings of Europe came in the late 1230s and 40s, accompanying Batu and Sube'edei's western invasion, asking the Hungarians how they possibly could hope to flee the grasp of the Mongols. We know the Mongols sent a number of envoys to European monarchs and dukes, and employed a variety of peoples in this enterprise, including at least one Englishman. Over the 1240s and 50s, European envoys like John de Plano Carpini or William of Rubrucks to the Mongol Empire returned from Karakorum with orders for the Kings and Popes to come to Mongolia and submit in person.While Rus' and Armenian lords and kings did do so, there is little indication that European rulers even responded to these demands. For the Mongols, who seemed poised to dominate everything under the Eternal Blue Sky, there was little reason to adopt more conciliatory language. From their point of view, the Europeans were only stalling the inevitable: soon Mongol hoofbeats would certainly be heard in Paris and Rome. The Mongols treated the European states as their diplomatic inferiors, subjects basically in a state of rebellion by fact that they had not already submitted. Cruel, threatening and demanding letters were the norm, and it's safe to say any future efforts at alliance were greatly hampered by this opening salvo. The rare diplomatic exception was an embassy sent to King Louis IX of France during his stay in Cyprus in 1248 just before the 7th Crusade. There, messengers came from the Mongol commander in the west, Eljigidei, an ally to the reigning Great Khan, Guyuk. Headed by two Christians in Eljigidei's service, the embassy bore letters from Eljigidei. These letters called Louis ‘son,' and had no demand of submission, but mentioned Mongol favouritism to Christians, urged the French King not to discriminate between Latin and non-Latin Christians as all were equal under Mongol law, and wished him well in his crusade. The two Christian representatives of Eljigidei asserted that he was a Christian and that Guyuk himself had already been baptised. The urged Louis to attack Egypt, and prevent its Ayyubid prince from sending forces to aid the Caliph in Baghdad, who the Mongols were soon to attack. Louis, is should be noted, almost certainly had not been anticipating any cooperation from the Mongols; he had been well aware of their attacks on Hungary only a few years before, learned of Mongol demands and treatment of foreign powers from travellers like Carpini, and apparently received Mongol ultimatums for his submission in 1247. Further, a devout Christian, it is unlikely he would have gone looking for allies among “pagans,” even for fighting against Muslims. Still, he reacted well to Eljigidei's messengers and sent a return embassy with gifts with them back to Eljigidei which were to be sent on to Guyuk, while the initial letter was forwarded back to France and ultimately to King Henry III of England. Ultimately, it was for naught. Guyuk was dead even before Louis received Eljigidei's letter, and Eljigidei himself was soon put to death in the following political turmoil. Little is known of the embassy Louis sent back with Eljigdei's representatives, but from the little heard of it through William of Rubruck a few years later, it seems to have achieved nothing beyond meeting Guyuk's widow and the regent, Oghul Qaimish, who portrayed Louis' gifts as tokens of the French King's submission. Following the meeting on Cypress, Louis IX suffered a humiliating defeat in Egypt at Mansura, captured and was ransomed by the newly emerging Mamluks. By the time he returned to France and received Oghul Qaimish's reply, not only was she dead, but the responding letter was essentially another demand for his surrender. This first non-threatening Mongol embassy succeeded only in making the King of France feel like he had been tricked, especially since the new Great Khan, Mongke, sent a letter back with William of Rubruck that disavowed Eljigidei's embassy. It has been speculated that Eljigidei was using the embassy to spy on Louis, as he was wary of the sudden arrival of Louis' army in Cyprus, and a desire to find out his military intentions, rather than any genuine interest in cooperation at this point. His hope may have been to ensure that this new army attacked Mongol enemies, rather than get in the way of the Mongols. The halting of the Mongol advance at Ayn Jalut by the Mamluks, and fracturing of the Empire into independent Khanates after Great Khan Mongke's death left the new Ilkhanate in a precarious position. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, the only direction they could expand not at the expense of fellow Mongols was against the Mamluks, who fortified their shared border with the Ilkhans. Even a small raid could trigger the arrival of the full Mamluk army, a dangerous prospect against such deadly warriors. Yet the Ilkhans could not bring their full might to bear on the shared border with the Mamluks in Syria, as it would leave their other borders open to attacks from the Golden Horde, Chagatais or Neguderis, in addition to the trouble of provisioning an army in the tough, hot and dry conditions of the Levantine coastline, a route the Mamluks secured and fortified. Opening a new front against the Mamluks was necessary, and there were already convenient beachheads established in the form of the remaining Crusader States. A shadow of their former selves, the Crusader states were represented by a few major coastal holdings like Antioch, Tripoli, and Acre, and inland fortifications like Krak de Chevaliers and Montfort, as well as the Kingdom of Cyprus, whose ruler, Hugh III of Cyprus, took the title King of Jerusalem in 1268. The Crusader States had shown neutrality to the Mongols, or even joined them such as the County of Tripoli did in 1260 after the Mongols entered Syria. In early 1260, the papal legate at Acre sent an embassy to Hulegu, most likely to discourage him from attacking the Crusader holdings. Along with information from the Kings of Armenian Cilicia, their most important regional vassals, the Mongols would have had a vague knowledge of western Europe and their crusading history. The Ilkhanate's founder, Hulegu, sent the first letter to the west in 1262, intended once more for King Louis IX, though this embassy was turned back in Sicily. This letter was friendlier terms than most Mongol missives, but still contained threats, if rather subdued. Pope Urban IV may have learned of the attempt, and the next year sent a letter to Hulegu, apparently having been told that the Il-Khan had become a Christian. Delighted at the idea, the Pope informed Hulegu that if he was baptised, he would receive aid from the west. In reality, Hulegu never converted to Christianity, and died in 1265 without sending any more letters. His son and successor, Abaqa, was the Il-Khan most dedicated to establishing a Franco-Mongol alliance and came the closest to doing so. Due to conflict on his distant borders with the Golden Horde and Chagatayids, as well as the troubles of consolidating power as new monarch in a new realm, for the 1260s he was unable to commit forces to the Mamluk frontier. As a good Mongol, Abaqa was unwilling to allow the enemy total respite, and made it his mission to encourage an attack from the west on the Mamluks. His first embassy was sent in 1266, shortly after becoming Il-Khan, contacting the Byzantines, Pope Clement IV and King James I of Aragon, hoping for a united Christian front to combine efforts with the Mongols against the Mamluks, inquiring which route into Palestine the Christian forces would take. The responses were generally positive, Pope Clement replying that as soon as he knew which route, he would inform Abaqa. Abaqa sent a message again in 1268, inquiring about this progress. James of Aragon found himself the most motivated by the Il-Khans requests, encouraged by the promises of Abaqa's logistical and military support once they reached the mainland. James made his preparations, and launched a fleet in September 1269. An unexpected storm scattered the fleet, and only two of James' bastard children made it to Acre, who stayed only briefly, accomplishing little there. Not long after, King Louis IX set out for Crusade once more, making the inexplicable choice to land in Tunis in 1270. Despite his well planned efforts, the Crusade was an utter disaster, and Louis died of dysentery outside the walls of Tunis in August 1270. Prince Edward of England with his army landed in Tunis shortly before the evacuation of the crusaders, and disgusted by what he saw, set his fleet for the Holy Land, landing at Acre in May 1271, joined by Hugh of Lusignan, King of Cyprus. Edward's timing was good, as Abaqa had returned from a great victory over the Chagatai Khan Baraq at Herat in July 1270, though had suffered a major hunting accident that November. The Mamluk Sultan Baybars was campaigning in Syria in spring 1271, the famous Krak des Chevaliers falling to him that April. Tripoli would have fallen next, had Baybars not retreated back to Damascus hearing of the sudden arrival of a Crusader fleet, and was wary of being caught between European heavy cavalry and Mongol horse archers. Soon after landing Edward made his preparations for an offensive, and reached out to Abaqa. Abaqa was delighted, and sent a reply and orders for Samaghar, the Mongol commander in Anatolia, to head to Syria. Edward did not wait for Abaqa's reply, and there is no indication he ever responded to Abaqa's letter. He set out in mid-July, ensuring his army suffered the most from the summer heat, while missing the Mongols who preferred to campaign in the winter. Suffering high casualties and accomplishing little, he withdrew back to Acre. In mid-October Samaghar arrived with his army, raiding as far as to the west of Aleppo while an elite force of Mongols scouted ahead, routing a large group of Turkmen between Antioch and Harim, but was soon forced to retreat with the advance of the Mamluk army under Baybars. Missing Samagahr by only a few weeks, in November Edward marched south from Acre at the head of a column of men from England, Acre, Cyprus, with Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights. They ambushed some Turkmen on the Sharon plain, forced the local Mamluk governor to withdraw, but with the arrival of large Mamluk reinforcements the Crusaders fled, losing their prisoners and booty. That was the closest the Mongols and the Franks came to proper coordination. Edward helped oversee a peace treaty between the Mamluks and the Kingdom of Jersualem, but the heat, difficulties campaigning, political infighting and an assassination attempt on his life permanently turned him off of crusading. By September 1272, Edward set sail for England. A few weeks after his departure the Mongols again invaded, besieging al-Bira but were defeated by the Mamluks in December. Edward's brief effort in Syria demonstrated the difficulties prefacing any Mongol-Frankish cooperation. The Mamluks were a cohesive, unified force, well accustomed to the environment and working from a well supplied logistic system and intelligence network, while the Franks and Mongols were unable to ever develop a proper timetable for operations together. The European arrivals generally had unrealistic goals for their campaigns, bringing neither the men, resources or experience to make an impact. Abaqa continued to organize further efforts, and found many willing ears at the Second Council of Lyons in France in 1274, a meeting of the great powers of Christendom intended to settle doctrinal issues, the division of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, and plan the reconquest of the Holy land. Abaqa's delegation informed the Council that the Il-Khan had secured his borders, that peace had been achieved between all the Mongols Khanates, and he could now bring his full might against the Mamluks, and urged the Christian powers to do likewise. The current Pope, Gregory X, fully supported this and made efforts to set things in motion, but his death in 1276 killed whatever momentum this process had had. Abaqa sent another round of envoys, who reached the King of France and the new King of England, Edward. The envoys brought the Il-khan's apologies for failing to cooperate properly during Edward's crusade, and asked him to return. Edward politely declined. This was the final set of envoys Abaqa sent west. Perhaps frustrated, he finally organized a proper invasion of Syria, only an army under his brother Mongke-Temur to be defeated by the Mamluks at Homs, and Abaqa himself dying soon after in 1282. His successors were to find no more luck that he had. The most interesting envoy to bring the tidings of the Il-Khan to Europe did not originate in the Ilkhanate, but in China: Rabban Bar Sawma, born in 1220 in what is now modern day Beijing, was a Turkic Nestorian priest who had set out on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem before being conscripted to act as a messenger for the Il-Khan, in a journey which is a fascinating contrast to that of his contemporary Marco Polo. Even given him his own dedicated episode in this podcast series, but we'll give here a brief recount of his journey. Writing his accounts down upon his return to Baghdad later in life, he described how he brought messages and gifts to the Byzantine Emperor Andronicos II Palaiologus, marvelled at the Hagia Sophia, then landed in Sicily and made his way to Rome, having just missed the death of Pope Honorius IV. Travelling on to France, he was warmly welcomed by King Phillip IV, and then on to Gascony where he met the campaigning King Edward of England, who again responded kindly to the Il-khan's envoy. On his return journey, he met the new Pope Nicholas IV in 1288 before returning to the Ilkhanate. Despite the generous receptions Rabban Sauma was given by the heads of Europe, and despite the Il-khan's promises to return Jerusalem to Christian hands, the reality was there was no ruler in the west interested, or capable of, going on Crusade. By now, the act of Crusading in the Holy land had lost its lustre, the final crusades almost all disasters, and costly ones at that. With the final Crusader strongholds falling to the Mamluks in the early 1290s, there was no longer even a proper beachhead on the coast for a Crusading army. The sheer distance and cost of going on Crusade, especially with numerous ongoing issues in their own Kingdoms at hand, outweighed whatever perceived benefit there might have been in doing so. Further, while Rabban Sauma personally could be well received, the Mongols themselves remained uncertain allies. From 1285 through to 1288, Golden Horde attacks on eastern Europe had recommenced in force. Even the new Khan of the Golden Horde, Tele-Buqa, had led an army into Poland. For the Europeans, the distinctions between the Mongol Khanates were hard to register; how could messages of peace from some Mongols be matched with the open war other Mongols were undertaking? All evidence seems to suggest that the western Franks did not understand that the Golden Horde and Ilkhanate were separate political entities. Recall earlier the conflicting letters Louis IX had received in the 1240s, where one Mongol general offered friendship, only to be tricked in seemingly submitting to the Mongols and then receive letters in the 1250s telling him to discount the previous envoys. Together these encouraged unease over perceiving the Mongols as allies, and served to further dampen interest to pursue these alliances. In contrast, the Mamluks had somewhat greater success in their own overseas diplomacy: in the 1260s Baybars initiated contact with the Golden Horde, ruled by the Muslim Berke Khan, encouraging him to keep up his warfare with his Ilkhanid cousins. Sultan Baybars also kept good relations with the Byzantine Empire and the Genoese, allowing him to keep the flow of Turkic slave soldiers from the steppes of the Golden Horde open, the keystone of the Mamluk military. There is also evidence they undertook some limited diplomacy with Qaidu Khan during the height of his rule over Central Asia and the Chagatayids. While the Mamluks and Golden Horde never undertook any true military cooperation, the continuation of their talks kept the Ilkhanate wary of enemies on all borders, never truly able to bring the entirety of its considerable might against one foe least another strike the Il-Khan's exposed frontiers. But, did the Golden Horde, in the 1260s, perceive this as an alliance? We only have Mamluk accounts of the relationship, but scholarship often supposes that the Golden Horde Khans perceived this as the submission of the Mamluks, and any cooperation was the cooperation between overlord and subject. As many of the Mamluk ruling class were Qipchaqs, so the Mongols had come to see as their natural slaves, it may well be that Berke saw the submission of the Mamluks as a natural part of their relationship, especially since he already ruled the Qipchaq homeland. This alliance, alongside never resulting in direct cooperation, was also never always amicable. When the Jochid Khans grew annoyed with the Mamluks, they would halt the trade of Qipchaq slaves and threaten to deprive the Mamluks of their greatest source of warriors. During the long reign of Mamluk Sultan al-Nasir Muhammad, a daughter of the Golden Horde Khan Ozbeg was wed to him, in an effort to cement the relationship after a rocky start to the 1300s. Al-Nasir soon accused her of not actually being a Chinggisid, insulting her and infuriating Ozbeg. Yet the relationship survived until the invasions of Emir Temur at the close of the fourteenth century, when the Mamluks and Golden Horde once again took part in a doomed west-Asian effort to ally against Temur. Ilkhanid-European contacts continued into the 14th century, but with somewhat less regularity after Rabban bar Sawma's journey. An archbishopric was even founded in the new Ilkhanid capital of Sultaniyya in 1318, and Papal envoys would travel through the Ilkhanate to the Yuan Dynasty in China until the 1330s. A few envoys came from the Il-Khans still hoping to achieve military cooperation; Ghazan Il-Khan continued to send them before his invasions, including the only one that actually defeated the Mamluk army and led to a brief Mongol advance down the coast, occupying Damascus. News of Ghazan's successes did spread rapidly, for the Spanish Franciscan Ramon Llull learned of it and promptly sailed all the way across the Mediterranean, hoping to be among the first missionaries to land in the newly reclaimed Holy Land. But upon arriving in Cypress, Llull learned of Ghazan's equally quick withdrawal. The combined news of a Mongol victory followed by sudden Mongol withdrawal must have only affirmed the opinion of many of the futility of taking part in any more crusades with the Mongols. Military operations against the Mamluks mostly ceased after Ghazan's death, until a formal peace was achieved between them and the Ilkhanate at the start of the 1320s. Naturally, no further messages for alliances with the powers of Europe were forth coming, and consequently putting an almost total end to European interest and contacts with the Middle East for the next five centuries. European-Mongol relations would continue for some time longer in the territory of the Golden Horde, where the attention of our podcast moves next, so be sure to subscribe to the Kings and Generals podcast for more. If you enjoyed this and would like to help us continue bringing you great content, then consider supporting us on Patreon at www.patreon.com/kingsandgenerals. This episode was researched and written by our series historian, Jack Wilson. I'm your host David, and we'll catch you on the next one.
On Friday, March 19th, 2004, 17-year-old Brianna Maitland clocked out of her job at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, Vermont at 11:20PM. She told her co-workers that she needed to get home and get some rest before starting at her second part time job the next morning. Brianna was never seen again. In the early morning hours of the following day, her vehicle was found off the road and backed into a nearby abandoned farmhouse. Her keys were gone, but her migraine medication and contacts were still inside. 17 years later, Brianna is still missing. Initially thought to possibly be a runaway, it soon became clear that Brianna was the victim of foul play. Was it drug related or was Brianna the victim of an accident that was covered up by friends who were too scared to admit their involvement? Wanna take our Patreon for a test drive and get FREE BONUS EPISODES? Just visit this link: killerqueens.link/jinx. Just enter your name and email and you'll be taken to a page with all your freebies! For about $0.33/day, you can have 3 brand new Killer Queens episodes each week and over 150 full length bonus episodes to binge RIGHT NOW! That's less than you'd pay for a Surge! Hang with us: Follow Us on Instagram Like Us on Facebook Join our Case Discussion Group on Facebook Get Killer Queens Merch Bonus Episodes Support Our AMAZING Sponsors: Canva - Design like a pro with Canva Pro! Right now, you can get a FREE 45-day extended trial when you use my promo code! Just go to Canva.me/QUEENS to get your FREE 45-day extended trial. Hello Fresh - Go to HelloFresh.com/killerqueens14 and use code killerqueens14 for up to 14 free meals, plus free shipping! Betterhelp - Visit betterhelp.com/QUEENS, get 10% off your first month and join the over 1,000,000 people who have taken charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional. © 2021 Killer Queens Podcast. All Rights Reserved Music provided by Steven Tobi Logo designed by Sloane Williams of The Sophisticated Crayon
Our Very Special Guests on Part II of The TJS Radio Interview with the Filmmakers of Miss Lillian" More Than A Presidents Mother with Director Vivian Winther + Composer John Van Tongeren and with Steven Ullman | Producer + Carol Swarbrick | Actor/Co-Writer + Jim Dries | Co-Writer. - - - About The Film: At 97 Jimmy Carter is the oldest living former US president. He only served a single term, but his dedication to humanitarian efforts and down-to-earth personality have made him a favorite amongst progressives. Documentarian Vivian Winther examines the woman who helped shape him in Miss Lillian: More Than A President's Mother. Lillian Carter was born in 1898 to a humble family in Southwestern Georgia. Her father ignored the segregationist norms of the time, preferring a hard work ethic over the color of someone's skin. A passion for helping people drove her to nursing school, after which she became a successful local nurse who treated the local African American community equally alongside her white patients. Lillian Carter later dedicated her life to social activism and served in the Peace Corps, where she treated lepers in India. When her oldest son was elected president, Lillian Carter became popular with reporters and Johnny Carson for her blend of Southern Hospitality and directness. She never hesitated to tell it like it was or put people in their place when they got out of line. Carter loved baseball, especially the Dodgers, and she became friendly with their manager Tommy Lasorda. - - - About The Filmamakers: Vivian Winther (Director) is a multifaceted creative producer, director, and writer. She was born in Toronto, Canada but has resided in the Unit- ed States for 30 years. Her career spans thirty years and three continents. Vivian started in front of the camera in the '80s as a top print model. Her work took her to Europe, Tokyo, and the United States. However, it is the behind-the-scenes aspects of film that has a much stronger pull for her. Initially, this translated to script development with a passion for develop- ing unknown writers. In order to realize these projects, Vivian began producing and started Harvest Table Pictures. She wound up in the documentary film world. Her premiere feature documentary is Miss Lillian: More Than A President's Mother, for which she won the award for Best Director of a Feature Length Documentary at The Seattle Film Festival. Her next project again teamed with producer Steven Ullman, is IMPERFECT, an empowering film about women's self-love as well as a cautionary tale about the side effects of breast implantation. The film is currently in post-production. She also has another project in post-production about photo-journalist Lisl Steiner called LislBaby. - - - John Van Tongeren (Composer) won the 2019 Emmy Award for Music Composition for his work on The Tom and Jerry Show for Warner Brothers Animation. He also won the Gemini Award (Canada's version of the Emmy Award) for Music Composition in both 2000 and 2001 for his work on The Outer Limits for MGM, which he worked on for seven seasons. He composed the scores for the films Swindle, Suite Life Movie, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, Miss Congeniality 2, Malibu's Most Wanted, The Cheetah Girls, and Twitches 1 & 2. Other television series include The 4400, Poltergeist The Legacy, Thief, and Wanted. John was one of the original three members of Media Ventures, along with Hans Zimmer and Mark Mancina. With Hans Zimmer, we worked on Thelma and Louise, True Romance, and Drop Zone. With Mark, he worked on Speed, Assassins, and Twister. - - - Miss Lillian: More Than A Presidents Mother Website: misslillian.com On Facebook: The Lillian Carter Story Purchase the film: geni.us/MissLillian or on misslillian.com Principal Cast President Jimmy Carter Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter Sam Donaldson Tommy Lasorda Carol Swarbrick
[00:00:00] Sean: Let's fast forward a little bit to the next company that you built. Why do you say that it was a very interesting time for you? You mentioned that you have 14 people you're working with you like them. They like you. What are some of the lessons that you learned from them? [00:00:16] Jason: Well, I mean the first company, I wasn't the boss, I was one member of the band who happened to have created the record company. Because I was the only person who had any kind of experience in money and business through the economics degree, although I didn't actually have any real experience. And then I got to Mauritius and we had, we create basically a blue dog and a yellow koala cartoon online. And we ended up with 5 million visits a month and a hundred million page views a month on the site for kids up to 10 years old. And obviously, I couldn't run that on my own. Initially, I did the first three years just myself. And when we got to Mauritius, I thought, right okay, I need to get a team together. So that they can help me, especially with the client support with the technical side, with the animations, which we weren't very good at, I wasn't very good at. And it turned up in Mauritius and it didn't occur to me that when you move from France, where there is 56 million people, incredibly well-educated country to Mauritius, where there are a million people and it's part of Africa and it's obviously kind of not got the skillset that I had come to expect in France. I didn't really think, oh, if I turn up and say, I need a PHP and my SQL developer, there actually won't be anybody qualified to do the job. And it was literally, that was my problem. And so I did, I announced, I advertised sorry for these jobs and it would be PHP, my SQL developer, cartoon animation, somebody else to do some cartoon animation, and I would get applications from people who had absolutely no idea what they were doing. And somebody came in and said, well, I do a bit of excel. And when you say excel, isn't, you know, high level - server level database management. It's excel, which is a spreadsheet and it's nothing to do with it. So then what I eventually realized was there was no point in trying to find people who could do specific jobs. I needed to find people and then fit the jobs to them. So, what I ended up doing is doing interviews for jobs that I advertise and then taking just the people that I thought, yeah, this is going to work out, we're going to get on. And then saying to them, what do you like doing? What don't you like doing? How can we build this job around you so that both you are enjoying the job, you're bringing value to the company, you know, moving the company forward? And that was an incredibly big wake-up for me, that helps me. It helps me out today because I'm doing the same thing again. But, you know, I got one guy who came in and he was supposed to be doing marketing and it turned out that he wasn't very good at marketing. He wasn't very interested in marketing, but he was really good at spreadsheets. And he was really good at calculating weight ratios, for words and pages for search engines. And I said, why don't you just do that? And he locked himself in his office for a month and came up with a spreadsheet, that could calculate the exact ratio of words you needed in a page to rank number one on Google, this was back in 2002. We ranked number one on Google. Some of the pages still ranked number one on Google, which is an astonishing achievement. And that was just a case of standing back and saying, actually, what are you good at mate? And he said, "well I'm, I like that and I'm good at that." And believing in his ability to do it and giving him the leeway to actually get on and do it. That was a big eye-opener. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/leadershipstack Join our community and ask questions here: from.sean.si/discord Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leadershipstack
Initially, I was a little thrown off when I heard Douxo® was changing their main active ingredient from phytosphingosine to ophytrium. Why change it now? But, as I learned more about the upgrades that were being made to the new Douxo® S3 line, I was really excited hear about the thought and innovation that went into upgrading this line.On this episode of the podcast, I got to talk to two amazing ladies from Ceva Animal Health: Dr. Christine Mullins (veterinary services manager) and Jacqueline Hodges (associate key account manager). They walk though the steps to this upgrade to assessing its effect on new canine skin models, a human skin model (to assure safety for owners) and in real canine patients. Not only were the ingredients considered but the user experience with the bottle, smell and lather. Enjoy learning all about this new line of topicals!
The ‘Women's March' of 1789 began spontaneously, when a market trader banged a drum in a Parisian square on 5th October - launching a chain of events which would eventually end a century of Versailles rule and lead to the execution of Louis XVI.Initially a reaction to the grain shortage that had left Parisians hungry as the aristocracy indulged in luxuries, the protest soon morphed into an angry mob demanding everything from the relocation of the monarchy to the murder of Marie Antoinette.In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly ask why the protestors reportedly fainted at the King's feet once granted an audience with him; review some of the bizarre weaponry mobilised by the mob; and learn that the French Revolution happened a lot more slowly than you probably think it did… Further Reading:• ‘A History of the Women's March on Versailles' (ThoughtCo, 2019): https://www.thoughtco.com/womens-march-on-versailles-3529107• ‘How Bread Shortages Helped Ignite The French Revolution' (HISTORY): https://www.history.com/news/bread-french-revolution-marie-antoinette#:~:text=The%20Bread%20Famine%20in%2018th%2Dcentury%20France.&text=It%20didn't%20work.,a%20little%20over%20three%20weeks• ‘What It Was Like To Live At Versailles' (Weird History, 2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrKysG9aiicFor bonus material and to support the show, visit Patreon.com/RetrospectorsWe'll be back tomorrow! Follow us wherever you get your podcasts: podfollow.com/RetrospectorsThe Retrospectors are Olly Mann, Rebecca Messina & Arion McNicoll, with Matt Hill.Theme Music: Pass The Peas. Announcer: Bob Ravelli. Graphic Design: Terry Saunders. Edit Producer: Emma Corsham.Copyright: Rethink Audio / Olly Mann 2021. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Are you nervous about niching your service? Perhaps you are too afraid that you could lose clients & opportunities?This podcast is for you!This week on the podcast, we have special guest Megan Adams, an International Tax Law Firm owner that assists American ex-pats with their tax obligations.Megan started her firm in Port Macquarie, Australia. The inspiration to open her law firm came in the early months of 2020 - just before COVID hit. Megan had finalised two years of the supervision period after becoming a lawyer in Australia, and the beginning of Covid triggered a new start. She went ahead to open her law firm.Initially, Megan offered lots of services because she wanted to help everyone and didn't want to miss any opportunities, but work wasn't flowing in the door as she had hoped. So after joining the Scalable Business Lounge, Megan started to niche down with a primary offering. Megan has now niched her business right down to American Tax Law, and her business is thriving with new clients coming in the door every week. And not only that, but now Megan is doing work that she loves rather than stretching herself to every corner.Megan has the perfect ‘Nervous to Niche' story because as soon as she did - her life became easier & her business started to flow! Listen to the podcast to catch the full story!If you would love to work alongside Caralee to uplevel your law firm, the Scalable Business Lounge is the place for you. The SBL will not only allow you to gain more freedom, but it will also implement tools and strategies for your business to scale fast!If you are interested in viewing our FREE MASTERCLASS on how you can scale your law firm without burnout, click here! Until next time!CONNECT WITH Megan: Website: https://megannoelleadams.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megannoelleadamssolicitor/CONNECT WITH Caralee:LinkedIn: @caraleefonteneleInstagram: @caralee.fontenele Facebook: @caraleefonteneleCLICK HERE TO LISTEN! SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW IN ITUNES FOR A SHOUTOUTAre you subscribed to my podcast? If you're not, you need to! I don't want you to miss an episode! Plus, leave your business name and your Instagram handle for a shoutout!
**you will have to insert the sound of klaxons in your head** Would you believe it we have only gone and got to seventy five...?!! Initially we kept the celebrations on the down-low, preferring to cancel the ticker tape parade in favour of dog-whispering, junior football training & band-based-beard-stroking. But as the evening shadows stretched themselves I donned some suitable knitwear, Ant opened a bottle, and we got down to it. And do you know what, Episode 75 is a triumph of TCD-ness... Thanks to everybody for sticking with this... purple really is the new black. Hugs in plenty, cool beans, and run the bath... h *Bonus Episode* https://shure-signal-path.simplecast.com/episodes/episode-14-steve-hogarth (Shure Signal Path Podcast - Steve Hogarth) https://www.marillion.com/shop/corona/index.htm (TCD Merch Store) https://www.patreon.com/coronadiaries (Become Purple and support the show) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook01.htm (The Invisible Man Volume 1: 1991-1997) http://marillion.com/shop/merch/hogarthbook02.htm (The Invisible Man Volume2: 1998-2014) https://www.facebook.com/IceCreamGenius/ (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/stevehogarthonline/ (Instagram) http://www.stevehogarth.com/ (Website) Support this podcast
Today's Episode with Kat Norton:Kat Norton teaches Microsoft Excel on TikTok and Instagram. She also hosts corporate training sessions and sells her excelerator courses.Initially, Kat made an Excel training course for the company she worked at and taught others how to use it. Then, Kat started posting her Excel videos on TikTok, @miss.excel, and now has over 500,000 followers!Kat chose to start her TikTok page because she wanted to put her Excel tips on social media. She had no idea how to use TikTok so she did a lot of research, played around with the app, and now uses the app as her creative outlet and has fun with it.There is an abundance of tools in the world right at our fingertips. Once we gain clarity on what our life's purpose is, we are able to explore these tools and use them to our advantage. Kat was very clear about her vision and took action to gain the abundance and prosperity that we are all capable of. This clarity came from inner child work that she has done for herself, so that she is able to be her full self and be comfortable with who she is. Kat does self-care habits that help her manifest her life including meditating every morning like breathwork and/or mantras, and fully aligns herself with the highest version of herself, embodying the person that she knows she will be.You can find Kat on TikTok @miss.excel or email her at email@example.comGet 20% off Kat's excelerator course with code TUTOR20, at https://www.miss-excel.com/Hot seat answers! Apple or Android: AppleFavorite book: Breaking The Habit of Being YourselfFavorite movie: The Sound of MusicApp you can't live without: Video RecordingIdeal Vacation Spot: Lake GeorgeBest album: MajorBest Amazon purchase in the last 6 months: Height-changing deskSelf-care activity of choice: MeditatingFavorite TV show: Stranger ThingsBook title written about Kat's life: Six Figures in Six Months Using My MindEnjoy the show? Leave us a rating and review:https://ratethispodcast.com/earnmoretutoringHelp our podcast grow! Become a patron here for perks and benefits: https://www.patreon.com/earnmoretutoringIs there something you would like to see on this podcast that you're not seeing? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Earn More Tutoring Podcast appreciates your support! We love being able to provide our podcast as a resource to the world! If you would like to make a donation, click our Venmo link here:https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3248415945261056545Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/earnmore)
We are joined by Widow Jane Distillery President and Head Distiller & Blender, Lisa Wicker. Her fingerprints have been left in many distilleries over the years and she's landed in her new home away from Kentucky, Widow Jane Distillery in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. We discuss two different bourbons with Lisa Wicker, including Widow Jane 10 Year (5 barrels, 6+ years, small batch, 91 proof) and Lucky Thirteen Bourbon (small batch, less than 10 barrels, 93 proof). You'll hear about Lisa's time in the wine industry and how she's made her mark in the bourbon world as well. About Widow Jane Distillery Widow Jane is an award-winning artisanal distillery located in the New York City neighborhood of Red Hook, Brooklyn. The company is named in homage to one the legendary mines of Rosendale in Upstate New York, from which the brand sources its proofing water. Before becoming a natural reserve of extraordinary mineral water, the mines produced the natural cement used to construct some of the most iconic American landmarks, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Empire State Building, among others. The pure, limestone-filtered water from the mine, plus one of the country's largest holdings of long-aged Bourbons, and a refusal to compromise the product with chill-filtration, are just three elements that make Widow Jane a stand-out whiskey company. The facility in Red Hook includes warehousing, aging, barreling, blending and bottling. For more information, visit www.widowjane.com or find Widow Jane on Instagram @widow_jane About Lucky 13 Bourbon from Widow Jane Originally launched in 2020 as private barrel program, bourbon whiskey aged 13 years in American oak and bottled at 93 proof in hyper small batches. LUCKY THIRTEEN is aged a very unique 13 years in American oak barrels hand-picked by Widow Jane President and Head Distiller Lisa Wicker and proofed with limestone-rich water from the legendary Rosendale Mines of NY. Initially released as a private-single-barrel program at a variety of proofs, LUCKY THIRTEEN will now be available exclusively at 93 proof (46.5% ABV) in hyper small batches, little more than a handful of barrels at a time, making this bourbon addition a unique expression of Widow Jane's signature intense, complex profile. Widow Jane president and distiller Lisa Wicker notes that the blending process with these aged bourbons is fine and delicate, and that's what makes LUCKY THIRTEEN a real treat; well-aged bourbon in hyper small batches, and absolutely not chill filtered. The resulting whiskey has a rich mouthfeel and lingering finish. Said Wicker, “I see the ability to share really special expressions, like LUCKY THIRTEEN, with whiskey geeks and industry friends as one of the real gifts of this profession. As our stock of well-aged bourbon beyond 10 years continued to mature, we were able to match Lucky Thirteen to our signature blending process, consisting of bourbons from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana. This was a very natural evolution for us, to make a rich, complex bourbon, while upping the ante in proof to 93, versus our 10 year bourbon's proof of 91.” LUCKY THIRTEEN will now be available year-round, though still in limited quantities. It will be made available in 750 ml bottles at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Links: Widow Jane Distillery Widow Jane 10 Year Bourbon Widow Jane Adds 13 Year Bourbon To Its Range Of Year Round Offerings Samson and Surrey Around Brooklyn: Widow Jane bourbon grows in popularity This $150 bourbon is made with the same water that goes into New York bagels
This episode of Status: Pending revisits our very first case: the shooting death of D.J. Fickey on October 3, 2016.Initially determined to be a suicide, in August 2020 officials changed D.J.'s manner of death to 'undetermined'.D.J.'s sister, Amanda Shirley, joins us to update us on her efforts to bring attention to his case.An online petition requesting charges be brought in the case has gathered more than 60,000 signatures (https://www.change.org/p/help-us-in-getting-justice-for-dj-and-his-3-babies-nov-14-1988-oct-3-2016-justicefordj)On Sunday, October 3rd, Amanda encourages you to raise awareness for D.J.'s case by changing your social media profile images to something orange, and post with #JusticeForDJ, along with a link to this episode (or other coverage of D.J.'s case).D.J.'s case represented the first episodes we released about D.J.'s case, and we're re-releasing them together here to commemorate 5 years since his death.
ResourcesAmy Webb's 14th annual tech trends reportTakeawaysA little bit of everythingLast week, we launched a new podcast format and outlined our changes and why we made them. Missed the episode? You can catch up here.The podcast team shared a good laugh over the latest marketing spoof to go viral featuring Emily Zugay, a graphic designer who laughably redesigns logos for big brands like McDonald's, Doritos, and the NFL.That little health brand we like to call AppleDespite several roadblocks in Apple's initial entrance into the health industry, the tech giant continues to expand its presence with investments in health features and devices.Apple is reported to have cognitive decline and depression detection, insulin level detection, and walking steadiness detection features in development currently.Human bodies are becoming containers for data points monitored by devices. With these devices come enhanced insights and the ability for providers to treat more effectively. With so many health data points available, comes a new question of privacy – how comfortable will consumers be sharing this sort of data directly with providers?On the other hand, it's possible that these continual monitoring devices will remove the need for physician interaction altogether.Since the launch of its first health app seven years ago, Apple has a wealth of consumer health data already and will continue to build this database as it develops new health data-collection devices.If Apple is an immovable force in the health industry, where does it fit into the business plans of other health entities such as health systems? As a strategic question, systems must carefully consider where they compete, partner, and invest.While Apple's technology could make health systems' digital front door more accessible, a partnership would add a new level of dependency on Apple, giving Apple more control in the industry.Step into the metaverseMetaverse is the concept of a future iteration of the internet, made up of persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe.Facebook is investing heavily in "responsibly" building the metaverse. For those who know Facebook's reputation for living up to civic duty, you'll understand why this gave our team a chuckle.In 2003, the first promise of a metaverse came out with the platform, Second Life. Initially, the concept created plenty of buzz in the healthcare industry, showing promise of enhanced patient engagement. But the buzz was just that – hype that quickly faded.Now, the big name in the metaverse is Roblox, a gaming creation community with 43 million active users. Brands like Vans, Nike, and Gucci have pioneered experiences in Roblox, setting the standard for brand usage of the platform.But where does Roblox and the Metaverse fit into the world of health? That remains the burning question. With no clear pathway yet defined, health brands may have an opportunity but should experiment with caution.I'm not a lawyer, but I play one on TVThis segment is our question of the day segment for the show. Today's question: how do you gain approval from legal and compliance teams to engage influencers in your marketing initiatives?By nature, good legal and compliance officers will lead you to the safest path. But as we all know, the safest path isn't what will drive results amidst heightened competition.Since influencer marketing is relatively new to healthcare, health brand marketers may need to answer questions that may sound intuitive, such as: Are we paying people to be patients? Are we disclosing that we have influencers? Can we rely on influencers to protect our brand and speak to our brand as agreed upon?
Democracy in Question? is brought to you by:• Central European University: CEU• The Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: AHCD• The Podcast Company: Novel Follow us on social media!• Central European University: @CEU• Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy in Geneva: @AHDCentreSubscribe to the show. If you enjoyed what you listened to, you can support us by leaving a review and sharing our podcast in your networks! BIBLIOGRAPHY Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean by Ruth Wodak (2015) Methods of Critical Discourse Studies by Ruth Wodak and Michael Meyer (2015) The Routledge Handbook of Language and Politics by Ruth Wodak and Bernhard Forchtner (2017) Österreichische Identitäten im Wandel:Empirische Untersuchungen zu ihrer diskursiven Konstruktion1995-2015 (German Edition) by Rudolf de Cillia, Ruth Wodak, Markus Rheindorf and Sabine Lehner (2020)The Politics of Fear: The shameless normalization of far-right populist discourses (Second Edition) by Ruth Wodak (2020) GLOSSARY What is “Right-wing Populist Perpetuum Mobile”?(00:3:56 or p.1 in the transcript) Theory that refers to the strong interdependence between media and parties, where media (and politicians) fall into the traps set by right-wing parties in the form of discursive strategies of provocation, exaggeration and scandalization, helping these parties to frame the agenda and appear on the front page in the news. SourceWho was Jörg Haider? (00:4:02 or p.1 in the transcript) Controversial Austrian politician, a charismatic and a skillful orator, who served as leader of the far-right Freedom Party of Austria (1986–2000) and Alliance for the Future of Austria (2005–08) and as governor of the Bundesland (Federal State) of Kärnten (1989–91; 1999–2008).Haider virulently denounced immigration and opposed the expansion of the European Union to the east—positions that were applauded by a wide spectrum of Austrians. Particularly controversial were the number of statements he made about Hitler and the Nazis. SourceWhat is Austrian Freedom Party (Freiheitliche Partei Österreich or FPÖ)?(00:4:11 or p.1 in the transcript) The populist Freedom Party of Austria, sometimes referred to as the Liberal Party, was founded in 1955 as a successor to the League of Independents. Initially drawing the bulk of its support from former National Socialists, the party's fiercely right-wing views had been largely moderated by the 1980s, and it participated in a coalition government with the SPÖ. In the late 1980s that ideological swing was reversed party leader Jörg Haider, who brought the FPÖ unprecedented electoral success with a Euroskeptic platform that capitalized on anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment. An internecine feud in 2005 caused Haider to leave the FPÖ and form a new party, the Alliance for the Future of Austria (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich; BZÖ). While the FPÖ remained a significant, if controversial, force in national politics in the 21st century, electoral support for the BZÖ declined greatly after Haider's death in 2008. Source What is Fridays for Future? (00:24:30 or p.4 in the transcript) Fridays for Future (or FFF) is a youth-led and -organized, independent global climate strike movement that started in August 2018, when 15-year-old Greta Thunberg began a school strike for climate, sitting outside the Swedish Parliament every school day, demanding urgent action on the climate crisis. The goal of the movement is to put moral pressure on policymakers, to make them listen to the scientists and take actions to limit global warming. Source
Episode 38 welcomes longtime AIR favourite Seth Horvitz, also known as Rrose. Initially bored with dance music early on, Seth had in mind to leave the club scene behind altogether before his studies at Mills College gave him a change of heart — he came back to techno, albeit in a completely new way. His music project and persona Rrose has become known for a forward-thinking take on music of all kinds. Whatever form the music takes, Rrose is an incredibly thoughtful artist, and together we dig into the precise and particular processes of composition, reinterpretation, and performance. ++ Music: "Bandage" - Rrose (2019) "Purge" - Rrose (2015) "Organ Study No. 1" - Rrose (2020) "Having Never Written a Note for Percussion" - James Tenney (Rrose reinterpretation (2015) "The Goldennn Meeenn + Sheeenn" - Charlemagne Palestine + Rrose (2019) "Mine" - Rrose (2019) "White/Drip" - Rrose (2012)
In 1996 the UK government said there was a link between BSE in cattle and Variant CJD in humans. It's believed that more than 100 people contracted the debilitating and ultimately fatal disease after eating infected beef during an outbreak in the 1980s and 1990s. Initially scientists had no idea what was causing their strange symptoms, until a link was found that traced CJD back to BSE or 'mad cow disease', as it became known, in cattle. Millions of cows were destroyed and feeding practices were changed to contain the outbreak. Roger Tomkins and Sarah Shadbolt both lost family members to Variant CJD and share their stories with Rebecca Kesby. Photo: Cows. BBC.
If you've ever wondered if there's a way to find a better fit for your business future while also creating an incredible experience for your clients, I've got good news. Today I am interviewing one of my rockstar students, Claire Grace. She will be talking about her journey and how her life has been impacted since joining the Director of Operations (DOO) certification program. She shares how the certification allowed her to create a next level experience for her clients while also being a better fit for her life. For the full show notes, visit theopsauthority.com/podcast/116. Meet Claire Claire is a Certified Director of Operations and founder of The Assistant Quarters a UK VA & OBM Agency. Claire's journey to starting her own business is typical of many others. She had her first child in 2013 and just as her daughter was about to start school, she was made redundant from her 15+ year corporate career in Banking. That unexpected turn of events gave her the nudge (and financial buffer!) to finally launch her own business as a Virtual Assistant. The goal, to work with ambitious female founders, be more present as a mother with the flexibility of working on her terms, without the stresses of a London commute. Since launching in 2017, Claire quickly started to grow a team and rather organically grew The Assistant Quarters into a small VA Agency. In turn, transitioning her own 1:1 client offering from that of VA to OBM/ Ops Manager by bringing together a strong and skilled team of VAs with a range of specialisms to support clients to handle day-to-day ops support and implementation. Drawing on her experience of managing remote teams and her time in Project Management and Business Management roles, she realized her real passion was sparked in her work with clients to define their business strategy, nail their business operations and build strong teams. Whilst on maternity leave with her second child in 2020 during lockdown, Claire signed up to the DOO Program, knowing that she and her business were ready to grow even further. She currently works with a small number of clients 1:1 as their DOO and offers her popular Business Freedom Formula Strategy Sessions. The DOO Programme has renewed her confidence and energy and she has exciting plans to further grow her Agency in 2021 and beyond. What is your background? Was with the same company for 15 years, in all different kinds of roles: project management, ops roles, and executive administration Her hour commute was becoming difficult due to having a young child Banking in the UK goes through routine restructuring, and once her job was made redundant, she took the opportunity to look into becoming a VA She hasn't looked back, and would never go back to a corporate job Was solo for about 3-4 months, then hired an accountant and an associate around month 5 What was the journey from starting out as a VA to hiring your first associate to starting the DOO program? Came across the concept of an online business manager (OBM), and felt more aligned with that skill set rather than a VA Has been in business for 4.5 years Came across the DOO program and felt aligned with that skill set and it seemed like the next logical step What intrigued you about the DOO certification? The opportunity to uplevel her strategy sessions Using the Strategic Mapping she would be able to enhance this service Felt like a much better fit for where she wanted to head after the birth of her 2nd child “This felt like such a much better fit for where I was heading after having my second child.” - Claire Grace How did you integrate the Strategic Mapping™ with your new and existing clients? Initially started to talk with her current clients, and offered it to a few at a discounted rate to test the process Having the framework bolstered her confidence when she needed it Became much easier to sell confidently Went in depth with the script and the process from the beginning and kept refining it until it was her core service How does the Strategic Mapping™ work as a product in your agency? A new client won't come on board until they have a strategic mapping session with her unless they just need basic VA services If they are ready for an OBM or DOO, then this service is positioned up front so they can be really clear on what their priorities are Her sweet spot is in team hiring and business systems operations She secures the client, delivers the strategic mapping, then highlights some of the additional services they could benefit from. They will get a proposal for DOO short term supports, or accountability assistance, or an introduction into the team if they need VA support. “There is no better way to scope a project than going through a Strategic Mapping™.” - Natalie Gingrich Was there anything within the HR module that has really changed the way that you show up as an agency owner? She used to manage a remote team in her corporate career Going through the HR model made her reflect on how she could improve and how she wanted her team culture to be and how she wanted to show up as a leader What gave you the permission to say yes to this investment? When she was first introduced to the program, lockdown had taken quite a hit on her ability to work, and she had to take a leap of faith She had faith in her connections' feedback about the program and read other testimonials and felt like this would be a good fit She wanted to be surrounded by other OBMs and VAs who were leveling up, and a business coach who specialized in operations What is next for you? Wants to design a membership or course that will help people who have gone through strategic mapping to take the next steps Any advice for those thinking of joining the DOO certification program? Go for it! It has been the best investment she has made Have faith that coaches are there to support you, especially if you fall behind in the modules Don't just think of it as the just a program and certification, there is an entire community there to support you “I wouldn't have the business I have now if I hadn't made this leap.” - Claire Grace Connect with Claire Instagram Previous Episodes Mentioned Episode 113: Results Matter: Why Quality Programs Focus on the Results of Their Students Other Ways to Connect with Me: Website Private Facebook Community Facebook Page Instagram This episode was first published at theopsauthority.com/podcast/116.
My name is Sabrina Albacete. I am a doting mother of four and a devoted grandmother of three. My family is a big part of my world. As a mother, nothing else made me happier than seeing my children thrive. This is why my creative pursuits are geared towards helping children hit their learning and life milestones. Ever since childhood, I have had copious amounts of energy and creativity. Writing my own book has always been a great dream of mine, but life had other plans. Looking back, it may have been so much easier to just let my dream go. After all, I have a thriving, decades-long career and my family is happy and healthy. But, somehow, something inside me kept stirring and fighting to come out. I have always known that I was supposed to be doing something different. Being in the wrong place made me feel like I did not belong, so I decided to do something about it. At 55 years old, I finally had the courage to follow my dream and crafted my first book for children aged two years old and up, “insert title here”. In this book, I take my readers on a young princess's colorful journey to learning how to use the potty. Initially, the young princess is scared and hesitant in going to the potty all by herself. However, her loving and supportive parents comfort and assure her that she is safe and that everything will be okay. Among the latest projects I am working on is a counting song with an accompanying 3D animated video, a fun and exciting children's coloring book, and an alphabet web game — all of which will be available really soon once my website – Almiteeworks.com ! If you are to learn just one thing from my life's story, it should be that it is never too late to go after your dreams. I hope to see all of you at Almitee Works soon! If you would like to be a guest, advertise, sponsor and/or product placement contact me Terrance Hutchinson at Yourwellnesshabits@gmail.com or call 800-484-9194 Www.Yourwellnesshabits.com Www.Yourbestlifestyles.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/yourbestlifestyles/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yourbestlifestyles/support
When Jill Wise's business took off, she realized she needed to do something to free up her time. Initially, she thought that meant hiring a team member. But as she considered her options from a strategic place, she discovered that it actually made more sense to focus on streamlining her communication demands using canned email templates and smart automations. In this episode, Jill joins me to talk about how canned email templates have helped her save time, better serve her clients and eliminate decision fatigue in her business. We talk about the many (and sometimes surprising) places she uses templates, about how she keeps them all organized and about why using templates can actually help you be more high-touch with your clients, not less. Get the free Simple Systems Guide: https://www.ashleygartland.com/simplesystems Learn more about Ashley: https://www.ashleygartland.com/ Follow Ashley on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ashleygartland/ Learn more about Jill: www.wordsbyjill.com Check out Jill's Canned Email Templates: https://www.wordsbyjill.com/canned-email-templates Follow Jill on Instagram: www.instagram.com/wordsbyjill
Evidence photos @ https://talkmurder.com/nevada-tan Nevada-Tan is a named given to an 11-year-old Japanese girl, Natsumi Tsuii, who killed her classmate, a 12-year-old Satomi Mitarai on June 1, 2004, while at Okubo Elementary School. Initially, Natsumi was referred to as Girl A (a common pseudonym given to juvenile offenders), but her name became public after Fuji TV aired the story, accidental releasing her full name. The murder of Satomi Mitarai was so brutal that Nevada-Tan gained instant fame, becoming a highly shared internet meme.
No Longer Why Did This Happen Xavier's worst nightmare happened. Her son died from suicide over 7 years ago. Initially, asked why did this happen? Now she has discovered the journey of what she is going to do with her grief and pain. She is a mental health advocate, group leader and mental health first aid instructor. Now, she is hosting her first retreat for restoring and resilience. Go to www.tommycorralmemorialfoundation.com.
This week, we welcome Jodi Woelkerling to the MaYapinion™ Podcast! Jodi Woelkerling works with individuals and businesses to help them to build resilient cultures and resilient individuals within that culture. Much of her work is with leaders, assisting them with their own resilience and with leading resilient teams. She is the author of "World Class Leadership" for Senior Executives as well. 01:14 Jodi Talks about her new book “world class leadership" for senior executives 3:19 How women can build their own resilience 5:38 The three levels to keep resilience consistent and solid 17:08 Talks about her working life and the progression that helps her create programs 21:21 Her advices about culture 24:28 How she defines resilience in leadership for women About Jodi in her words: For more than 25-years, I have worked in financial, educational, service, and product-based organisations in various managerial roles from quality assurance through to financial management, business banking, and branch management. During this time, I've witnessed cultural clashes, and I've also felt the brunt of the stress it generates firsthand. My experience, coupled with several tertiary level qualifications in education, accounting and financial advice, have heightened my understanding of business and organisational culture and raised my awareness of the impact of stress on individuals in a team and their leaders. Having witnessed cultural barriers and difficulties firsthand as a leader within a corporate organisation, I empathised with others that were experiencing the same challenges, and I wanted to make changes to prevent myself and others from burning out or feeling that they were inadequate or underappreciated when they were competent and highly valued. By 2016 I had reached a turning point. Feeling that I was teetering on the edge of burnout, I looked towards building my resilience—surely there was something better than what I was currently doing? Something that gave me a better quality of life and was far more rewarding. At the time, I didn't know what this was, then I started exploring options and completing further study. Becoming a 'Success Principles' certified trainer, health and life coach and neuro-linguistic programming practitioner and then pairing this with my corporate knowledge and understanding of leadership, then paved the way for me to help others overcome their resilience challenges and later cultural barriers in their workplace. Initially helping individuals, I realised that far more could be done to assist these and other people experiencing resilience challenges by focusing my aptitude on the source—organisational culture—where many of the stressors existed. The natural progression from one to many was systematic as I had experienced the power corporate culture exerted and how this could have an adverse effect on the business's success and on the individuals that contributed to that success. I am passionate about using my knowledge and experience to assist businesses to build an enduring resilient culture at the whole culture level, the various levels of leadership within the business and at the individual level, so that the business as a whole and the individuals within the business can experience the enormous benefits of an enduring resilient culture. Visit Jodi and follow her here: https://www.jodiwoelkerling.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/resilient-culture-consultant/ https://www.facebook.com/JodiWoelkerlingEnterprises --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mayapinion/message
: Episode 1939 - Anna Vocino joins Vinnie Tortorich this Monday to discuss snakes, gaining muscle mass, love languages, Vinnie's and Serena's birthdays, saying in ketosis, and more. Https://www.vinnietortorich.com/2021/09/gaining-muscle-mass-episode-1939 PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS SNAKES Vinnie has now killed two copperheads in his backyard and on his street. His dog has come fairly come to close. Hopefully, Vinnie's extra strength helped him kill these venomous creatures quickly. GAINING MUSCLE MASS Vinnie has gotten stronger. He's feeling good! Recently, he's gained a bit of muscle. He went to Gina Grad's wedding yesterday. Initially, when he tried on some of his old jackets and pants, they were tight. His lats were too big! Vinnie's done this by spending a little bit of time in the gym each day. It's happened fairly quickly, and you can do it, too. On the day this show airs, Vinnie turns 59 years old. Don't let age be an excuse. You don't have to lose too much muscle mass as you age. WATCH THIS EPISODE ON YOUTUBE FAT DOC 2 IS AVAILABLE ON iTUNES and AMAZON Please also share it with family and friends! Buy it and watch it now on iTunes to get it to the top of the charts. We need it to get big for people to see it. Here's the (BLUERAY, DVD, PRIME) (MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE YET ACROSS THE POND). And the And the https://amzn.to/3rxHuB9 [the_ad id="17480"] PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO REVIEW the film AFTER YOU WATCH! FAT DOC 1 IS ALSO OUT Go watch it now! We need people to buy and review for it to stay at the top of iTunes pages. Available for both rental and purchase. You can also buy hardcopy or watch online at Amazon. YOU CAN NOW STREAM FOR FREE ON AMAZON PRIME IF YOU HAVE IT! RESOURCES Https://www.vinnietortorich.com Https://www.purevitaminclub.com Https://www.purevitaminclub.co.uk Https://www.purecoffeeclub.com Https://www.nsngfoods.com
“Broken Bow” 20th-anniversary reflections. After 14 consecutive years of telling stories set in the 24th century, Star Trek looked back in time for the premise of the franchise's fifth spinoff series. Initially entitled simply Enterprise, the show that would continue the franchise's run on television after Star Trek: Voyager was set in the 22nd century and sought to answer a question that many fans had long wanted to know: how did humans get from World War III and first contact to the vast Federation seen in The Original Series and beyond? And while the launch of the NX-01 and this prequel remain fresh in many of our minds, 20 years have now passed since the September 26, 2001 premiere. In this episode of Warp Five, hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing kick off a 20th-anniversary retrospective that will take you through all of Star Trek: Enterprise, one episode at a time. In this first installment, we ourselves look back in time to discuss the birth of the series as well as the pilot, “Broken Bow,” sharing memories of our first viewing and how our love for the series has grown over the past two decades. Hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing Production C Bryan Jones (Editor and Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Norman C. Lao (Associate Producer)
In this week's “Throwback Thursday / Where are they now?” segment, we hear from the owner of ColorHype. Initially a local painting class business based in Texas, ColorHype adapted during the pandemic and sold more than 8,000 painting kits to customers nationwide. Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Email: email@example.com Be on the show: SideHustleSchool.com/questions Connect on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Connect on Instagram: @193countries Visit Chris's main site: ChrisGuillebeau.com If you're enjoying the show, please pass it along! It's free and has been published every single day since January 1, 2017. We're also very grateful for your five-star ratings—it shows that people are listening and looking forward to new episodes.
As the U.S. commits to vaccine distribution, Indonesia has recorded more than 4 million COVID cases. More than 140,000 people have died. Initially, Indonesia turned to China for vaccine aid. But Nick Schifrin explores how the U.S. and its allies are trying to achieve vaccine inroads in China's backyard. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
This is the NEW interview with Dominion Strength Training. Niki talks to Blake & Katie about their journey as entrepeneurs as their business has grown and they've expanded the products they offer. You can follow Dominion Strength Training on Instagram. Niki actually met Blake & Katie before Dominion Strength Training started, as they came to Atlanta Barbell to receive coaching. They were CrossFitters but learned to love strength training, and as they turned to purchase their belt they realized there was no high-quality belt they could get quickly. Initially, they received equipment from overseas, but production and quality issues led them to realize that they could offer a better product with less problems if they built the belts themselves, so they began to build the belts themselves. Because they control everything that goes into the belt, they create the highest quality belt on the market. They can ship the belts to you quickly because they don't customize but rather have belts in stock that can be yours within days. They have grown and offer more products now, including straps, different sizes and types of belts, and dip belts. GET STARTED with one-on-one online coaching FOR FREE! Get your FIRST MONTH FREE on all strength and nutrition coaching plans. No discount code needed and includes a 10-day, no obligation trial. https://bit.ly/2MKeOoh Special offers from BLOC and our partners: https://barbell-logic.com/offers/ Connect with the hosts Matt on Instagram Niki on Instagram Connect with the show Barbell Logic on Instagram The Website Barbell Logic on Facebook firstname.lastname@example.org
Initially posted on July 28, 2019 This week, my guest is Davy Wotton, who is originally from Wales but now lives and guides on the White River in Arkansas. I get frequent questions about swinging soft hackles and wet flies, a technique that I am not the best at, so I brought in the angler whom I consider the ultimate expert on this kind of fishing. Davy blends the British traditions with American conditions, so he really has the best perspective on this kind of fishing, which can be both challenging and subtle—especially when fish are taking emergers. It's a long podcast, but since I have never done one on this topic, I make up for lost time. And Davy had many interesting points to make. The Fly Box is a bit shorter this week because the main podcast is so long. But we cover some interesting questions, as usual: What can I do to keep my Stimulators floating? When do you fish a nymph and when do you fish a streamer? Can you use weed guards on trout flies? Why am I breaking off so many fish? Do some rod guides work better than others? More on pressure and its effects on fish What is the difference between a freshwater and saltwater rod? How can I see my fly in a fast riffle? How do I know if small streams hold trout? Why do trout bump my flies and why do they come off quickly?