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The Rev. Dr. Cory J. Rajek — Regional Director for Eurasia Region in Riga, Latvia, and the Rev. Charles Ferry — Regional Director for Asia Region, Chiayi, Taiwan, join Andy and Sarah for our Set Apart to Serve Series to talk about their very different journeys into pastoral ministry, how they each considered serving as a missionary, their journeys to the mission field, how missionaries serve in their respective regions, the challenges missionaries face today, and first steps for someone considering serving on the mission field. Read Dr. Rajek's story and how to support his work at lcms.org/rajek. Read Rev. Ferry's story about how to support his work at lcms.org/ferry. Learn more about the Set Apart to Serve Initiative at lcms.org/setaparttoserve. Christ's church will continue until He returns, and that church will continue to need church workers. Set Apart to Serve (SAS) is an initiative of the LCMS to recruit church workers. Together, we pray for workers for the Kingdom of God and encourage children to consider church work vocations. Here are three easy ways you can participate in SAS: 1. Pray with your children for God to provide church workers. 2. Talk to your children about becoming church workers. 3. Thank God for the people who work in your congregation. To learn more about Set Apart to Serve, visit lcms.org/set-apart-to-serve.
Every Saturday until December 23rd, German musician Jöran Steinhauer will be playing a series of free holiday season concerts at St. Peter's Church in Riga that all are welcome to attend. Joe sits down with Jöran to discuss German, Latvian, and American holiday traditions, the internationalization of the holiday season, and much more! Music: Jingle Bells, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
JC Cole spent 18 years in Latvia and brought the Christmas feel and season to Latvia for the first time since the Soviet Union collapsed in 1992.
Diversity and representation is important for all types of organizations. But one company decided the solution to finding the right women to serve as keynote speakers was to invent them. We look at the wild story of the DevTernity 2023 conference.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
A few years ago, elite Canadian runner Sasha Gollish started experiencing some symptoms that had her wondering what the hell was up with her body—crime scene (or as she called them firehose) periods, strange memory lapses, times in races when her legs were flailing and her muscles were not responding the way they typically would as she struggled to find her stride. She wondered if she was sick. As you likely guessed by now, she wasn't sick. She was in perimenopause. After suffering alone for a bit, Sasha decided to open up and share her experiences online, not only for her own mental health, but also so other women wouldn't feel alone or invisible in their own struggles. This week she talks all about how she is learning to make peace with and tame what she calls her hormonal perimonster.Along with being an elite runner, Sasha Gollish, PhD, 41, is also a high-performance coach, engineer, and researcher in the Mental Health and Physical Activity Research Centre at the University of Toronto where her work focuses on knowledge translation. She has a substantial resume of world and national records, including setting the world record in the women's 40+ indoor mile in 2022 and setting two Canadian Masters Indoor records earlier this year at the Hal Brown Invitational Indoor meet. Also, this year she competed in the marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, the half marathon at the inaugural World Road Running Champs in Riga, Latvia, and the World Mountain Running Champs in Innsbruck, Austria. You can learn more about her and her work at www.sashagollish.com Follow Us on Instagram:Feisty Menopause: @feistymenopause Feisty Media: @feisty_media Selene: @fitchick3 Subscribe to the weekly Feisty Menopause blog: https://www.feistymenopause.com/feistyinbox Hit Play Not Pause Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/807943973376099 Join Level Up - Our Community for Active Women Navigating the Menopause Transition:Join: https://www.feistymenopause.com/monthly-membership-1 Leave your questions for Selene:https://www.speakpipe.com/hitplay Get the Free Feisty Women's Guide to Lifting Heavy Sh*t:https://www.feistymenopause.com/liftheavy Women's Sports Fan Club Merch:Shop Feisty's new Women's Sports Fan Club Collection at womensperformance.com/fanclub and use the code WATCHWOMENSSPORTS10 for 10% off your order. 10% of the profit on all purchases made between Nov 21- 28 will be donated to Fast and Female, a Canadian charity on a mission to keep girls aged 8-14 healthy and active in sports. Support our Partners:The Amino Co: Shop Feisty's Favorite 100% Science-Backed Amino Acid Supplements. Enter code HITPLAY at Aminoco.com/HITPLAY to Save 30% + receive a FREE gift for new purchasers! *SPECIAL BLACK FRIDAY DEAL - SAVE 50% OFF 11/23-11/25* Previnex: Get 15% off your first order with code HITPLAY at https://www.previnex.com/ Cool-Jams: Use the code HITPLAY for 15% off all products at https://www.cool-jams.com/?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=spotify&utm_campaign=hit-play-not-pause_20230802 Nutrisense: Go to nutrisense.io/hitplay and use the code HITPLAY30 for $30 off any subscription to the CGM program
Last week, Ukraine hosted the leaders of Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, and the President of the European Council. Defence Ministers of the USA and Germany visited Kyiv ahead of another meeting in the Ramstein format to announce new military aid packages vital for Ukraine. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around Ukraine. Volodymyr Yermolenko, the chief editor of UkraineWorld, is joined by Anastasiia Herasymchuk and Dariia Synhaievska, analysts and journalists at UkraineWorld, to discuss key events and trends in and around Ukraine over the past week. UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs. Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld We provide exclusive content for our patrons. You can also support our volunteer trips to the frontlines at PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this episode Adam and Alexandra review some of the latest news in Hungary, Bulgaria and Latvia.They are later joined by the guest Pavel Slunkin – a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, based in ECFR's Warsaw office. Pavel works on Belarus-related issues: its domestic and foreign policy, relations with Russia, the European Union, and the United States.In the interview Pavel discusses the latest developments related to Belarus, Belarusians abroad and the role of the pro-democratic forces outside of the country. In the bonus questions, Pavel discusses the horrible conditions of political prisoners and next year's parliamentary “elections” and what Lukashenka might be planning next.The bonus questions can be found here: https://bit.ly/3utZOB7 This episode is in partnership with the Intrigue Outloud podcast. Check them out!This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4065065/advertisement
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Brian welcomes two guests.First is Ken Stern. Ken offers tax strategy for Accredited Investors and Small Business Owners. He talks about Flow Through Shares (TFS), enshrined in the tax act since 1972, which support resource exploration and economic activity in often remote communities and at the same time, saves Canadians tax. Ken's structure offers a unique bought deal structured transaction that removes the 4 primary risks associated with FTS (price volatility, illiquidity, counter-party risk and issuing company spending proceeds appropriately).Then, Ilze Lacgalve. Ilze is the Head of the Latvian Investment and Development Agency's Representative Office in Canada. She was selected to represent the agency in Canada in March of 2022, and this is the first time Latvia has had a dedicated trade and economic representative based in Canada. We discuss Latvia and the Baltics, and opportunities, and risks given their location next to Russia and the war in Ukraine.
Today, our discussion comes from our archived seminar: In Quest of a Multipolar Economic World Order – Promises and Perils, which was recorded in March of 2021. Our talk is hosted by our Director of Education, Dr. Ibrahima Drame, and Alana Hartzok, an environmental activist and ethicist. For our talk today we're joined by Dr. Michael Hudson and Mr. Pepe Escobar. Dr. Hudson is the president of the Institute for the Study of Long Term Economic Trends, and a professor of economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City as well as the School of Marxist Studies at Peking University, in China. Mr. Escobar is a Brazilian journalist with extensive experience in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is the author of several books on globalization: Globalistan, Empire of Chaos, and many more. As the British Empire began to fall and World War II came to a halt, a new world order was created. A new hegemon, the United States, was established, creating the rules-based system of international governance we see today. International institutions, such as the United Nations (UN), World Bank, or the World Trade Organization (WTO) were established to create forums and processes for nations to amicably settle disputes. As the leader in this newly created order, the US benefited from the growing economic and diplomatic ties between themselves and the international community. However, as time passed, the US became less competitive and increasingly unequal as its future competitors developed. Fast forward to today, and the current order is beginning to be challenged. China has a comparable status to the US economically, militarily, and technologically. Russia has waged war in Ukraine, ending decades of inter-country peace in Europe. Smaller and medium-sized nations, like Iran or Turkey, are playing an outsized role in international affairs and conduct themselves with increasingly precarious behavior. With the decline of the US, questions about the global order it established are beginning to arise. Some believe that the very hegemonic status itself was the cause of many global ills. Within this criticism lies the desire for a multipolar world, or one that has many leaders, not just one. However, history has shown that challenges to established orders or incumbent hegemons can lead to tumultuous times. Our guests today help us understand how things could play out in the coming decades. Will this be an opportunity to fix unaddressed concerns or another flashpoint for conflict? Looking at the world through geopolitical and economic lens, we can answer some of these questions. Dr. Hudson is a consultant to governments across the world for nations like Latvia, China, and Iceland. Pepe is the editor-at-large for Asia Times and is a veteran geopolitical analyst. These two are seasoned geopolitical commentators and are the perfect guests to answer some of our questions. Together, we discussed how imperialistic tendencies led to problematic behavior by the US, why China developed so rapidly while the US stagnated, and why South American countries pursued neoliberal policies in the 70s and 80s. To check out more of our content, including our research and policy tools, visit our website: https://www.hgsss.org/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/smart-talk-hgsss/support
As temperatures drop to -10 Celsius in parts of Latvia, Otto and Joe discuss major stories such as Sigulda's renewed Olympic dreams, President Rinkēvičs' trip to Israel and the West Bank, the strangest police confiscation of white powder imaginable, and much more! Theme song "Mēs esam ārzemnieki" by Aarzemnieki, used with permission Closing theme song: Think Tank by Audionautix audionautix.com Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: bit.ly/_think-tank Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/mbV9t1Z0rA8
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More people lie in the tightly packed church cemetery than inhabit the village. Agriculture is slowly withering, too. 此景不再。在擁擠不堪的教堂墓地安息的人，比住在村裡的多。農業也逐步衰退。 With Russia's natural population growth entering an extended period of decline, villages like Baruta are disappearing from across the country's continental expanse. 由於俄國人口的自然增長進入長期衰退期，像巴魯塔這樣的村落正從廣袤的俄國大陸各地消失。 "We have not had a wedding or a baptism for quite some time — we mostly have funerals," said a resident, Alexander Fyodorov, 59, one of just 17 men left in what was a thriving collective of some 500 farmers. 59歲居民費奧多羅夫說：「我們好一段時間沒有婚禮或洗禮了——多半是喪禮。」他曾是一個約有500農民、蓬勃發展的集體農場的一分子，如今農場只剩下17個男人，他是其中之一。 President Vladimir Putin frequently cites hardy population growth as a pillar of restoring Russia's place atop the global order. There is a pronounced gap, however, between the positive terms in which Putin and his advisers habitually discuss demographic trends and the reality of the numbers. 俄國總統普亭常說，強勁的人口成長是讓俄國重居新全球之首的基礎。不過，普亭與顧問們討論人口趨勢時慣常使用的正面詞語，和真實人口數目差距甚大。 Russians are dying faster than they are being born, demographers said. Given the general hostility toward immigration, the question is to what degree the population of 146 million, including annexed Crimea, might shrink. 人口學者說，俄國人死亡的速度比出生快。在俄國人普遍對移民懷有敵意的情況下，俄國總數1億4600萬（包括兼併來的克里米亞）的人口勢將減少，問題只在減幅的大小。 The number of deaths exceeded the number of births in 2016 by a few thousand, and the prognosis for the years ahead is poor. From 2013-2015, extremely modest natural growth peaked in 2015 with just 32,038 more births than deaths. 去年俄國死亡人數超越出生人數幾千人，未來幾年前景也不樂觀。2013到2015年極微小的人口自然增長在2015年達到高峰，出生數只比死亡數多3萬2038人。 "The statistics and the propaganda are very different things," said Natalya V. Zubarevich, an expert in social and political geography at Moscow State University. 莫斯科國立大學社會與政治地理學專家祖巴列維奇說：「統計數字和宣傳大不相同。」 In terms of population loss, Pskov, which borders Latvia and parts of Estonia, is among the worst hit regions in Russia. The population peaked at around 1.8 million in the 1920s, said Andrei Manakov, a demographer at Pskov State University. It is down to 642,000, and projected to drop to about 513,000 by 2033. 普斯科夫與拉脫維亞和愛沙尼亞部分地區接壤，是俄國人口減少最嚴重的區域之一。普斯科夫國立大學人口學者馬納科夫說，1920年代這裡的人口達到高峰，約180萬。現在降到64萬2千人，料將在2033年前降到大約51萬3千人。 Researchers estimate that out of 8,300 area villages in 1910, 2,000 no longer have permanent residents. 研究人員估計，1910年這裡的8300個地區村落中，2000個不再有常住居民。 Under the most optimistic projections by demographers, Russia's population by 2050 will stay the same, about 146 million, if immigration from Central Asia — which has also been dropping — balances out low birthrates. Less optimistic figures put the population around 130 million by 2050, and the most pessimistic say fewer than 100 million. 人口學者最樂觀的預測是，如果來自中亞的移民（也正在逐漸減少）能彌補俄國的低出生率，2050年俄國人口會跟現在一樣，大約1億4600萬。較不樂觀的數據是2050年人口約為1億3000萬，最悲觀的是不到1億。Source article: https://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0067/318780/web/ Topic: Russia reaches out to OPEC as Riyadh opens oil taps The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in China and its rapid spread has taken its toll on the global economy, driving down demand for oil in the first weeks of 2020. 在中國爆發的武漢肺炎冠狀病毒迅速蔓延，讓全球經濟遭受巨大損失，對石油的需求在二〇二〇年開年數週便降低了。 In response, in the scheduled meeting on March 5-6 in Vienna, Saudi Arabia and other OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) states called for OPEC+ to a make drastic cut of 1.5 million barrels per day to reduce supply by a total of 3.6 million barells per day — insisting on a non-OPEC agreement. However, Russia rejected the plan. When the OPEC+ talks collapsed, the OPEC oil cartel scrapped all output limits. A dispute then broke out. 因應此情況，沙烏地阿拉伯與其他石油輸出國組織（OPEC）國家三月五日至六日在維也納所舉行的例行會議中，便要求OPEC+國家每日大幅減產一百五十萬桶，讓石油每日供應總量減少三百六十萬桶，並堅持非屬OPEC之產油國也須共同遵守此協議。但俄羅斯拒絕了此計畫，談判破裂，OPEC這石油壟斷利益集團便取消了所有產量限制，爭端於焉爆發。 Russian oil companies had opposed such cuts, fearing loss of market share and of competitiveness against US shale production. They had previously in December agreed on a milder production cut of 500,000 barrels in 2020, and Russia wanted this to continue. 俄羅斯的石油公司曾對這種減產措施加以反對，擔心會失去市佔率，也會失去對美國頁岩油的競爭力。他們去年十二月曾同意一項較溫和的減產計畫，將在二〇二〇年減產五十萬桶，俄羅斯希望維持此計畫。 Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest crude exporter, responded on March 8 by announcing unilateral price cuts with its biggest price cut in 20 years in a bid to win market share. This prompted the oil price to plummet and fueled huge drops on stock markets the following day. 三月八日星期日，世界最大的原油出口國沙烏地阿拉伯對此做出回應，單方面宣佈降低油品價格，以贏得市佔率，此為二十年來最大降幅。這使得油價暴跌，並引發了三月九日星期一的股市大跌。 By March 9, oil had fallen to as low as US$31 from about US$66 at the end of 2019 as Riyadh said it would lift production to record highs, their biggest one-day move since the 1991 Gulf War. On March 10, Saudi oil giant Aramco announced a plan to massively increase oil output despite falling demand during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. 利雅德表示將把產量提升至歷史新高，到了三月九日，油價便從二〇一九年底的六十六美元左右，應聲跌至三十一美元，這是自一九九一年波斯灣戰爭以來的最大單日跌幅。儘管武漢肺炎冠狀病毒爆發造成石油需求下降，沙烏地石油巨頭阿美公司仍在三月十日宣布，要大幅提高石油產量。 “At first glance, this looks like a battle between Russia and Saudi Arabia over oil policy,” said Chris Weafer of Macro Advisory consultancy. “But the context of the relentless rise in US oil production over the past 10 years is also an important factor.” 「乍看之下，這像是俄羅斯與沙烏地阿拉伯在石油政策上的鬥爭」，宏觀諮詢公司的克里斯‧威佛表示。「但是，過去十年來美國石油產量的持續增加，也是重要的背景因素」。 Both Russia and major OPEC producers have been “openly annoyed” with US producers' refusal to participate in past production cuts, he added. 他補充說，美國生產商一直都拒絕參與減產，俄羅斯和OPEC主要產油國都對此感到「公開地惱 火」。 On Monday and Thursday last week, the crash in oil prices and fears over the global economic impact of the virus outbreak prompted a meltdown on stock markets. 油價暴跌，以及擔憂疫情對全球經濟造成影響，導致上週一及週四的股市崩盤，觸動了熔斷機制。 Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2020/03/17/2003732810 Topic: About Russia: 'They just want to take a selfie'： how TV show changed Chernobyl tourism The hit TV series "Chernobyl" has attracted a new generation of tourists to the nuclear disaster zone but guides say that many are more interested in taking selfies than learning about the accident. 美國熱門電視影集《核爆家園》吸引一群新世代遊客造訪車諾比核災區，但當地導遊說，比起了解核災意外，很多人只想自拍。 Tourists now are often on the lookout for locations featured in the acclaimed HBO drama and can be surprised to discover that certain sites were fictional. 遊客現在大多是去探訪出現在這部備受讚譽的HBO影集中的地點，但他們可能會驚訝地發現，劇中有些場景是虛構的。 The abandoned site had already become a "dark tourism" destination, even before the eponymous TV show started broadcasting. 早在這個以車諾比為名的影集開播前，這個被遺棄的地方就已成為「黑暗旅遊」的目的地。 Some Ukrainian travel agencies have further adapted their tours to take in locations from the "Chernobyl" series and offer special trips, such as kayaking in rivers around the exclusion zone. 某些烏克蘭旅行社進一步改變行程，加入出現在《核爆家園》的地點，為旅客提供特別之旅，像是在禁制區附近的河流划皮艇。 In July, new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree that aims to develop the site further as a tourist attraction. In 2018, 72,000 people visited Chernobyl and it is expected to jump to 100,000 in 2019. 7月，新任烏克蘭總統佛拉迪米爾‧澤倫斯基簽署一項法令，進一步將車諾比地區打造成觀光景點。2018年，有7萬2000人造訪車諾比，2019年可望增至10萬人。 Next Article: Topic: Russia joins race to make quantum dreams a reality 俄羅斯加入量子戰局 Russia has launched an effort to build a working quantum computer, in a bid to catch up to other countries in the race for practical quantum technologies. 俄羅斯開始致力建造可投入應用的量子電腦，以期在實作量子技術的競爭中，趕上其他國家。 The government will inject around 50 billion roubles （US$790 million）over the next 5 years into basic and applied quantum research carried out at leading Russian laboratories, the country's deputy prime minister, Maxim Akimov, announced on 6 December at a technology forum in Sochi. 俄羅斯副總理馬克司米．阿基莫夫12月6日在索契的一場科技論壇宣布，未來5年政府將投入約500億盧布（7.9億美元），推動國家重點實驗室在量子科學的基礎研究及應用。 Quantum technology already receives massive governmental support in a number of countries. The European Union's €1-billion （US$1.1-billion） Quantum Flagship programme, first announced in 2016. Germany announced a €650-million national quantum initiative in August 2019. The Chinese and US governments are also spending billions on quantum science and technology programmes. 量子技術已獲得多國政府大力支持。歐盟2016年率先宣布一項10億歐元（11億美元）的量子旗艦計畫。德國2019年8月發表一項6.5億歐元的國家量子計畫。中國和美國政府同樣也在量子科學和技術項目投入數十億經費。Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1342518; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1344790
Today our discussion comes from our archived seminar: A Hard Look at Rent and Rent Seeking, recorded in December 2020. Our Talk is hosted by our Director of Education, Ibrahima Drame, who is joined by Dr. Michael Hudson and Mr. Pepe Escobar. Our talk today was jointly hosted by us at the Henry George School and the International Union for Land Value Taxation. Dr. Hudson is the president of the Institute for the Study of Long Term Economic Trends, and professor of economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the School of Marxist Studies at Peking University, in China. Mr. Escobar is a Brazilian journalist with extensive experience in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. He is the author of several books on globalization: Globalistan, Empire of Chaos, and many more. When economists try to determine what fairness looks like in the economy, they will often view this through rent, or rent-seeking behavior. When most people hear rent, they think of their monthly payment to their landlord. While this is a useful comparison, when economists use the term “rent” it means something a little different. In economics, rent is referred to as a payment or income earned more than what is required to keep a resource or factor of production in its current use. Usually, when rent-seeking occurs, there is an element of exploitation or asymmetric balance of power. Rent-seeking doesn't just occur between individuals, or employers and employees. It can also exist between countries, or within systems. Rent can help explain why the US economy has become so unequal, and why China is developing so rapidly. Is it possible for America to reindustrialize? Has corporate power and financialization created a vicious cycle of inequality? Has China's government and financial system gained an advantage as the US's has stagnated. Our guests today hope to answer these questions and provide insights into how rent-seeking impacts macroeconomic trends. Dr. Hudson is a consultant to governments across the world for nations like Latvia, China, and Iceland. Pepe is the editor-at-large for Asia Times and is a veteran geopolitical analyst. I can't think of two better people to host this discussion. Together we discussed how the US lost its competitive edge, how China ascended at such a rapid rate, and why an over-reliance on financialization tends to lead to inequality. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/smart-talk-hgsss/support
Otto and Joe sit discuss the meaning of the 18th of November in Latvia along with some major stories from the previous week, such as the passing and then pausing of new amendments to the civil partnership laws, the announcement of major new transit infrastructure projects in Riga, sentencing for two badly behaved former parliamentarians, and much more! Theme song "Mēs esam ārzemnieki" by Aarzemnieki, used with permission Closing theme song: Think Tank by Audionautix audionautix.com Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: bit.ly/_think-tank Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/mbV9t1Z0rA8 Photo: ScAvenger. This image is used with a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike License v. 4.0: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ noteikumiem.
We're taking you to the frontlines of battle in Texas, where the LGBTQ+ rights are under a severe attack with the introduction of over 140 anti-LGBTQ bills by the Texas legislature. Brian Clusterbore from ACLU paints a grim picture of the situation, but reminds us that unity is our strongest weapon. From the drag ban to the Death Star preemption bill, we're tearing apart these restrictive laws and shining a light on their implications.As we commemorate the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we remember the lives lost and the strides made in the fight against the disease. Our guest, Kelly Johnson from the Rothko Chapel brings us The Home-Going Concert A Sonic Memorial, a tribute to those who've passed on, and a rallying cry for the rights of drag performers. We're exploring the profound impact of drag on the queer community and why our support is crucial now more than ever. Lastly, we're turning our lens to the international LGBTQ+ scene. From civil unions in Latvia to LGBTQ pride in Buenos Aires and a looming fear of rollback of rights in Argentina - we're walking you through the major developments. Also, join us in the theatre, as Adam J. Thompson takes us behind the scenes of the 'Turn of the Screw'. Thompson shares with us the challenges and triumphs of putting up such a production. So, sit back, and let us navigate you through the intricate tapestry of queer stories and issues that affect us all. Queer Voices is where you'll find the stories that matter, the advocacy that counts, and the celebration of the diverse voices of the LGBTQ+ community.
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Remembrance Day has evolved over the years. Canada's role in international peacekeeping missions, along with Afghanistan, Kosovo, Latvia, and other parts of the world has reminded a new generation of the sacrifices our military members and their families make every day. You'll hear three very different and powerful perspectives during this special episode as Real Talk Remembers. 1:04 | Real Talk is proud to join our presenting sponsor We Know Training in supporting the Juno Beach Centre Association's Flags for Juno 80 effort. Ryan opens the show with details on how you can help honour the sacrifices made by Canadians who contributed to victory in the Second World War. DONATE TO THE JUNO BEACH CENTRE: https://www.junobeach.org/ 2:55 | Lt. Col. (Ret.) Laurie Hawn, Col. Chris Hunt, and Hon. Col. J'lyn Nye join us for a Remembrance Day edition of the Real Talk Round Table. Don't miss this meaningful conversation about the past, present, and future of Canadians serving at home and around the world. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CANADIAN FORCES: https://forces.ca/en/ NO STONE LEFT ALONE: https://www.nostoneleftalone.ca/ MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: https://cfmws.ca/ LEARN ABOUT RAY GILBERT: https://themilitarymuseums.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=311:w80-ray-gilbert&catid=113:second-world-war 1:12:25 | Calgary Chris is convinced privatized healthcare is coming to Alberta, Lisa is dead set against an APP, and Darrell's wondering where all the poppies are. We fire up The Flamethrower presented by the DQs of Northwest Edmonton and Sherwood Park! EMAIL THE SHOW: email@example.com BECOME A REAL TALK PATRON: https://www.patreon.com/ryanjespersen WEBSITE: https://ryanjespersen.com/ FOLLOW US ON TIKTOK, TWITTER, & INSTAGRAM: @realtalkrj THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR SPONSORS! https://ryanjespersen.com/sponsors
Otto is back with Joe to discuss commemoration of Latvia's most important military victory in its history, as well as other stories such as controversy over a new sign for Riga Central Station, Major new legislation projects over hot button issues, the dismissal of Rezekne's mayor, good news for regional train service, and much more! With Otto in America, Joe takes a look at some of the biggest stories of the week including new survey results regarding language, the opening of a new high speed road, troubles with teacher salary calculations, the shelving of a chaotic income declaration proposal, help from Estonia for Latvia's border situation, and much more! Theme song "Mēs esam ārzemnieki" by Aarzemnieki, used with permission Closing theme song: Think Tank by Audionautix audionautix.com Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: bit.ly/_think-tank Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/mbV9t1Z0rA8 Photo: Toms Norde, Valsts kanceleja, used with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic license
Otto is back with Joe to discuss some of the biggest happenings over the previous weeks, such as a controversy over the spelling of a new sign for Riga Central Station, the 2024 budget, major new legislation projects, the dismissal of Rezekne's mayor, and much more! Otto also explains the significance of the 11th of November in Latvia. Theme song "Mēs esam ārzemnieki" by Aarzemnieki, used with permission Closing theme song: Think Tank by Audionautix audionautix.com Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: bit.ly/_think-tank Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/mbV9t1Z0rA8 Photo: Toms Norde, Valsts kanceleja Used with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic license. https://www.flickr.com/photos/valstskanceleja/10807076385
Good afternoon, I'm _____ with today's episode of EZ News. Tai-Ex opening The Tai-Ex opened almost flat this morning from yesterday's close, at 16,650 on turnover of 2-billion N-T. The market moved above the 16,600-point mark on Monday. The bellwether electronics sector led the gains on the back of a strong showing for tech stocks on Wall Street last week and as investors were buoyed by news the U-S Fed could put the brakes on its rate hike cycle. MOE to Subsidize Students On Campus Dormitories The Ministry of Education says it plans to introduce a fixed rent subsidy of between 1,200 and 1,500 N-T for students who live in on-campus dormitories. According to the ministry, the subsidies are expected to be introduced by February of next year and its estimated they will benefit (造福) 260,000 college and university students. The move is an expansion of the government's rent subsidy 2.0 policy - that was launched in July of this year. And the education ministry says college and university students who live off-campus will also be eligible for rent subsidies of between 2,400 and 3,600 N-T per month. The proposal still requires Cabinet approval. FM Visiting Baltic states this Week Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is visiting Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia this week. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Wu is slated to attend forums and give speeches to underscore Taiwan's resolve to safeguard democracy with like-minded countries while in the three Baltic states. Wu will attend a forum in Lithuania where discussions will be held on the subject of the future of democracy. He'll deliver two separate speeches at the Institute of International Affairs in Latvia. And attend the International Centre for Defense and Security in Estonia - where the foreign ministry says Wu will relay Taiwan's determination to fight for democracy against authoritarian regimes (威權主義). UN Guterres Calls for Gaza Ceasefire United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has again called for an immediate ceasefire in the Middle East. Jody Jacobs has more from the UN… OpenAI Launches GPT-4 Turbo The company behind ChatGPT has launched a new line of chatbot products that can be customized to a variety of tasks. At an event held in San Francisco, OpenAI unveiled a new version called GPT-4 Turbo. The company says it is more capable and can retrieve information about world and cultural events as recent as April 2023 — unlike previous (先前的,) versions that couldn't answer questions about anything that happened after 2021. Prince William Announces Agreement to Combat Wildlife Trade Britain's Prince William says seven countries, including Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the United States, have committed at a wildlife summit to deepen their intelligence-sharing and other cooperation to combat money laundering by international gangs engaged in the illegal wildlife trade. The Prince of Wales told the United for Wildlife Summit in Singapore that the wildlife population around the world has plummeted (暴跌) by almost 70% over the past 50 years. He said joint investigations will lead to more high-value seizures and arrests. William is in Singapore for the annual Earthshot Prize awards ceremony today. That was the I.C.R.T. news, Check in again tomorrow for our simplified version of the news, uploaded every day in the afternoon. Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm _____. －－－－以下訊息由 SoundOn 動態廣告贊助商提供－－－－ 轉骨有成，日股長線續航仍強 日股專家－市佔No.1的日本野村資產管理 在地團隊發揮加乘效果 價值投資挖掘潛力企業 由下而上主動挑選優質個股 帶領您重新發現日股投資魅力 了解更多：https://bit.ly/45OUq8p
Prepare for a plunge into the stormy seas of reality TV as we sit down with Laura Bileskalne from Bravo's Below Deck Down Under. This unfiltered chat promises revelations that will leave you gasping for air - from shocking behind-the-scenes insights to scandalous tales of on-set behavior. Laura opens up about the turbulent circumstances surrounding her controversial exit from the show, the misconceptions about her viewpoints on contentious issues, and her unique journey from Latvia to the yachting world. Laura's candid revelations about the show are as unpredictable as the high seas. From the tumultuous nights out to the drinking culture, she uncovers the stark realities that the glossy edits of reality television often obscure. Her honest recounting of her interactions with the male crew members will have you questioning the ‘reality' in reality TV. Never discussed until now, Laura throws us a curveball as she recounts the shocking discovery of her pregnancy and miscarriage while onboard the show. As we explore the lack of support she received during this challenging time, we navigate the emotional waves of filming, the tricky dynamics with her fellow crewmates, and the aftermath of her departure from the show. Join us for this captivating episode where reality TV meets real life, and the line between the two becomes blurred. Hold tight, this ride is not for the faint of heart. --- --- --- VISIT OUR AMAZING SPONSOR! --- --- --- AG1 If you want to take ownership of your health, it starts with AG1. Try AG1 and get a FREE 1-year supply of Vitamin D3K2 AND 5 free AG1 Travel Packs with your first purchase. Go to drinkAG1.com/Understood --- --- --- Follow Rachel on Instagram! @RachelUchitelNYC Executive Producer: Alison Goodman Please like, share, subscribe, and give us a 5-star review! Do you have show ideas, media requests or sponsorship opportunities? Email the show at: firstname.lastname@example.org Listen on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Watch every episode on YouTube! Misunderstood Podcast Check out Rachel's Patreon: Miss Understood with Rachel Uchitel Patreon
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Hvor mange av oss skal gå på en smell før vi lytter til hjerte og vårt kall? Jeg har ikke tall på hvor mange av kundene mine var i en jobb vi mistrivdes i og som gjorde at vi levde i stress for lenge. Det er ikke en hemmelighet: står du i en stress situasjon for lenge blir kroppen syk!Må vi virkelig bli syk før vi tar mot til oss og gjør noe nytt? Både Agita og jeg ventet til både hodet og kroppen var utslitt før vi turde gjør det vi egentlig er her for - hjelpe andre med talentet vårt. Bli inspirert til å lytte til din kropp og ditt hodet.Agita var 40 +, fra Latvia og startet egen business med mannen sin for å skape en jobb hun elsket. Bli inspirert av den kule dama med den hærlige latteren.--- NEDLASTNINGER ---387: Smellen som endret livet mitt - Agita Egelandsdalhttps://www.grysinding.no/blog/Smellen%20som%20endret%20livet%20mitt%20-%20Agita%20Egelandsdal- Mental styrketrening for gründere og for deg som vil mer: www.grysinding.no/mentaltrening- Start din egen business - 10 enkle steg!: www.grysinding.no/startegenbusiness-Chat med meg her: m.me/gry.sinding-Følg meg på Instastories her: www.instagram.com/stories/grysinding/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Love tanks? So do we! Hear all about how the heavy metal of the battlefield helps the Canadian Army support the fight on the ground, how the crews make it all work, and the role they're playing in modern day warfare. Lieutenant-Colonel Darryn Gray, Commanding Officer of the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), gives us his take on why tanks are awesome.This episode was recorded during the summer of 2023.Feel free to contact Captain Adam Orton with any comments or questions:email@example.comConnect with the Canadian Army on social media:Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTubeVisit Forces.ca if you are considering a career in the Army.Copyright Information© His Majesty the King in Right of Canada, as represented by the Minister of National Defence, 2023
A grade school custodian in New Hampshire has been showing up to the late shift in a creepy clown costume. So, first of all, why, and also, what is it about clowns that many people find so creepy? Plus: a crow in Latvia helps a hedgehog find its way through traffic. Concord School Custodian Investigated For Dressing As A Horror Clown (Concord Patch) Why Do We Find Clowns So Creepy? (Psychology Today) Crow Nudges Hedgehog Standing in Middle of the Road to Bring It to Safety (My Modern Met) Backing our show on Patreon will never give you the creeps --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/coolweirdawesome/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/coolweirdawesome/support
The offensive Israel launched in Gaza over the past few days is unfolding very differently than many expected, according to Shashank Yoshi, a defense editor at The Economist. Israel seems to have begun an incremental, gradual invasion that is likely to be sustained — and catastrophic — for the civilians who remain in northern Gaza. And, hundreds of angry men broke past barricades and entered the airport in Dagestan, a Muslim-majority republic in southern Russia. They were searching for Israelis and Jewish people arriving from Tel Aviv, but found none. Also, in Latvia, an organization called the Children's Hospital Foundation has been hosting groups of Ukrainian children and their families for 10 days of fun, therapy and respite away from the war. Plus, Aga Khan Master Musicians offer zigzagging musical journeys on their new album.
“Hatching”, a successful Finnish horror film currently streaming on Hulu, is a good case study for exploring the differences between European filmmaking and the U.S. studio system. I'm joined today by the Producer of “Hatching”, Mika Ritalahti, and two Executive Line Producers from Mistrus Media Film Production, Gints Grube and Elina Gedina. While the film is from Finland, principal photography was conducted in Riga, Latvia, and my panel shares how this entertaining movie came together.
Rev. Dr. John Bombaro, Associate Director of Eurasia for the LCMS and Chair of the Systematics Department for Luther Academy in Rīga, Latvia, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about today's age of Humanitarian ethics and the mission of Humanitarianism, how identity plays a role in this worldview, where we see these ethics at play today, and how to recognize and combat these ethics in our families and congregations. Learn more about the Lutheran Church in Latvia, Dr. Bombaro's work with Luther Academy, and the LCMS Eurasia region at engage.lcms.org/latvia-spring-2021. This program originally aired January 13, 2022.
"Everyone's so different... For me, it's just getting B+ training in and hopefully getting A+ results because I'm not burning out. I can be consistent and get brilliant training blocks in throughout the year without burnout or anything. And I think that's got me to this point. It's nothing crazy, it's nothing fancy, it's just simplicity. You think in your head for the longest time that you need to be doing ‘this, this, and this'. And actually, it's just taking a step back like, and enjoying running for what it is… Take away the goals, take away the times. Just enjoy running for the simplicity of it and the results will hopefully show.” Calli Thackery just ran the second-fastest marathon by a British woman in her marathon debut at the McKirdy Micro Marathon in New York. She crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 22 min and 11 seconds. Only Paula Radcliffe is ahead of her on the all-time list. She's also now No. 3 on the all-time European list behind Radcliffe and Sifan Hassan. With this performance, Calli puts herself in a strong position as a contender for British Athletics' Olympic marathon selection but there are still about eight months to go until things are set in stone. This has been a breakout fall for her since she won The Big Half in London in September and then took seventh at the World Road Running Championships in Latvia earlier this month. In this episode, you'll hear why she decided to bet on herself by pursuing professional running after working a full-time job, why working with her coach and fiancé Nick Hauger has worked so well and her hopes for the Olympic year ahead. She'll also share some stories about growing up in a running family since her father Carl was a professional runner for Nike and Team GB and medaled at the 1993 World Half Marathon Championships. Host: Chris Chavez | @chris_j_chavez on Instagram Guest: Calli Thackery | @callirianne on Instagram SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS
Every day healthcare workers face a lot of stressful and emotionally challenging situations at work. Moreover the long drawn pandemic has had its impact on healthcare workers. Numerous deaths, making difficult choices due to resource constraints and overstretched days are some of the challenges that have affected health workers mentally and emotionally. With daily work demands being constant many of them are left with these issues unresolved. How then can we care for our caregivers who support the health and quality of life of their patients and their relatives? This is a taster of a program that uses large group learnings, small group sharing, peer-to-peer interactions and role-plays. This session will also provide an overview of the program that provides healthcare teams a platform to address their unaddressed pain, and emotional as well as psychological hurts Using a structured and sustained approach the program provides the supportive environment, caring community and appropriate skills for the healing of healthcare workers and equips them to go on to become better careers in the workplace. https://bit.ly/gmhc2022_mathewmulavelil_caringforthecaregiver
With Otto in America, Joe takes a look at some of the biggest stories of the week including new survey results regarding language, the opening of a new high speed road, troubles with teacher salary calculations, the shelving of a chaotic income declaration proposal, help from Estonia for Latvia's border situation, and much more! Theme song "Mēs esam ārzemnieki" by Aarzemnieki, used with permission Closing theme song: Think Tank by Audionautix audionautix.com Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: bit.ly/_think-tank Music promoted by Audio Library youtu.be/mbV9t1Z0rA8
Burak Yilmaz made his debut as head coach of Beşiktaş with a 2-0 win over Istanbulspor, following Senol Günes' resignation earlier in the week of the game. Cenk Tosun scores a brace against Latvia during the International break and the Black Eagles are getting ready for a tough away derby against Galatasaray. Follow us on X: @BesiktasPodcast @Razzerian
New York City-based singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and fashion model who in June put out a 13-song collection of remixes, one week after having released a music video for one of her singles from last year. She has worked with some of the leading DJs, remixers, and producers in the world, and she is a member of ISINA, Inc., a music talent search and mentoring program involving some very notable names in music. She is originally from Latvia but moved to and started performing in the UK as a teenager before moving in 2016 to the U.S., and has built up a tremendous following, as evidenced by a combined total of more than two million video views on her official YouTube channel and more than a million streams on her top song on Spotify.
*) Palestinian-American boy killed in US hate crime amid Israeli siege of Gaza A landlord in the US state of Illinois stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death and seriously wounded his mother in a hate crime driven by the family's Islamic faith and the Israel-Palestine conflict. The boy was stabbed 26 times with a military-style knife with a 7-inch (18-cm) serrated blade, the Will County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. The 32-year-old woman had multiple stab wounds and is expected to survive the attack. The attacker, Joseph Czuba, 71, was charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of a hate crime, said the sheriff's office. *) Biden says Israeli occupation of Gaza would be 'a big mistake' US President Joe Biden has said that Israel's occupation of Gaza would be "a big mistake" but appeared okay for an inside operation against the Palestinian group Hamas. "I think it'd be a big mistake," Biden said in an interview with CBS News' 60 Minutes program. "What happened in Gaza, in my view, is Hamas and the extreme elements of Hamas don't represent all the Palestinian people.” *) US news network MSNBC suspends Muslim anchors amid Israeli war in Gaza US news network MSNBC has suspended shows hosted by three Muslim anchors, following Hamas's attack inside Israel last week, two sources directly involved with the decision told Arab News. Sources say MSNBC anchors Mehdi Hasan, Ayman Mohieddine and Ali Velshi were 'quietly taken out of the anchor's chair'. On Saturday, Arab News reported that MSNBC chose not to air the weekly episode of 'The Mehdi Hasan Show' and scrapped the plan of having Mohieddine to anchor Joy Reid's show on Thursday and Friday. MSNBC, however, "vehemently pushed back against any notion that either Hasan or Mohieddine were being sidelined in any way," Semafor, a news website, said in its report. *) Ecuador elects business heir as country's youngest president Daniel Noboa, an inexperienced politician and an heir to a fortune built on the banana trade, won Ecuador's presidential run-off election held amid unprecedented violence that even claimed the life of a candidate. With more than 97 percent of the votes counted, electoral officials said Noboa had 52.1 percent, compared to 47.9 percent for Luisa González, a leftist lawyer and ally of exiled former President Rafael Correa. González conceded defeat during a speech before supporters in which she also urged Noboa to fulfil his campaign promises. Noboa, 35, will lead the South American country during a period that drug trafficking-related violence has left Ecuadorians wondering when, not if, they will be victims. Their uneasiness has prompted them to continuously watch their backs and limit how often they leave home. And finally… *) Türkiye beat Latvia 4-0 to qualify for UEFA EURO 2024 Türkiye beat Latvia 4-0 on Sunday to qualify for the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship. After a goalless first half, Türkiye began the second half with the wind at their backs at Konya Metropolitan Municipality Stadium. Yunus Akgun drew first blood in the 58th minute, then Cenk Tosun made it 2-0 in the 84th minute. Kerem Akturkoglu netted the third goal for the hosts in the 88th minute, and Tosun tallied another goal in the 92nd minute. With this result, Türkiye placed first in Group D with 16 points and guaranteed to take part in EURO 2024.