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Chasing Tone - Guitar Podcast About Gear, Effects, Amps and Tone
391 - Døvydas from the Internet is here...attitude follows action

Chasing Tone - Guitar Podcast About Gear, Effects, Amps and Tone

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 65:44


Brian, Blake and Richard are joined by live looping maestro Døvydas for an all-new episode of the Chasing Tone Podcast!Our guest has come from relatively humble roots in Lithuania to international fame, via "Lithuania's got talent" and the Eurovision song contest, and his journey both geographically and musically is discussed at length. It's been a funny and interesting journey so far - if you have never seen one of his YouTube videos you should definitely go check one out now - and the guys have a great time chatting about the cultural differences and quirks that have stood out.We hear about how he started off with borrowed gear,  his earliest influences, Brian tells us about how he first met Døvydas, and Richard mistakes Am for Dm.  We dig into his style, his skills, and how he puts his performance together, and we get some great wisdom that stops Brian in his tracks.  Blake points out that it's not just the Rock and the Roll that Døvydas excels at either before committing a hideous and nefarious audio crime. Døvydas has been having fun at a guitar store and tells us of the story which pleases everyone, and then explains how being a solo artist can be a real time saver, and why his pursuit of physical fitness is a lifestyle choice.  He also gives as a raft of valuable wisdom. You are not going to want to miss this episode - it's a rollercoaster from start to finish. The medium IS the message. Red Elvis chickensuits, Pointless awards, Pork Butt and Blues,  Rick rolling, The fresh prince, Steve Vai ...it's all in this week's Chasing Tone!Catch Døvydas here: https://www.youtube.com/c/DovydasMusicWe are on Patreon now too!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)DIY mods:https://modyourownpedal.com/collections/booksFind us at:https://www.wamplerpedals.com/https://www.instagram.com/WamplerPedals/https://www.facebook.com/groups/wamplerfanpage/Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdVrg4Wl3vjIxonABn6RfWwContact us at: podcast@wamplerpedals.comSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/chasingtonepodcast)

High Society Radio
HSR 1/6/22 Dickmata

High Society Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 74:25


It's the first show of 2022 and Chris from Brooklyn needs your help getting in contact with the President of Lithuania, Eric Adams wastes no time trashing the poors, Hochul wants to bring back to-go drinks, there might be a new subway line in Queens, everybody is DP-ing with their cousin, these crypto commercials are something else, Bronx Johnny is in a government safe house, and we learn about Captain Autism. Air Date: 1/6/22Support Our Sponsors!BlueChew.comHigh Society Radio is 3 native New Yorkers who started from the bottom and didn't raise up much. That's not the point, if you enjoy a sideways view on technology, current events, or just an in depth analysis of action movies from 2006 this is the show for you.Chris Stanley is the on air producer for Bennington on Sirius XM.Bronx Johnny was a fixture on the Ron and Fez Show and is currently shaping the minds of children as an educator.Chris from Brooklyn is a lifelong street urchin, a former head chef and current retiree.https://twitter.com/ChrisFromBklynMake sure to follow the show @hsradio show on twittertwitter https://twitter.com/HSRadioshowinsta https://www.instagram.com/highsocietyradio/reddit reddit.com/r/highsocietyradioalso from reddit you can join the discord server!For full episodes, bonus content, and more, go to gasdigitalnetwork.com. Use promo code HSR for a free 7 day trial.Executive Producer: Alec AlaggioSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Gender Reveal
Episode 112: Io (from Bum Lung)

Gender Reveal

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 47:09


Tuck speaks with printmaker, comic-doer, and A.B.O. cofounder Io (they/them), who also started the whole “be gay do crime” thing.  Topics include: The origins of “Be Gay, Do Crime” What we mean when we say do crime! Train-hopping to outrun your gender feelings A.B.O. Comix and trans prisoner support Plus: gender nihilism, anarchist D&D, bike helmet phrenology, 3 futures of gender, and a debate over the transness of Dune.  This Week in Gender: Amy Schneider makes more Jeopardy history; Lithuania doesn't go far enough; April Ashley passed away; Quidditch begins to rename itself; And Just Like That fully does a meme.  Io's print shop (featuring the original Be Gay Do Crime design) is at etsy.com/shop/bumlung. You can also find Io on twitter (@bum_lung) and IG (@bum.lung.press). Join our Patreon (patreon.com/gender) to receive our weekly newsletter, plus stickers and other rewards. Find episode transcripts and starter packs for new listeners at genderpodcast.com. We're also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal. Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we'll read on the show. Today's message was from Panaphonica. Associate Producer: Julia Llinas Goodman Logo: Ira M. LeighMusic: Breakmaster CylinderSponsors: Bistitchual 

Lofi Poli Sci Podcast
Lo-Fi Global News: Kazakhstan/Russia, Sweden, Niger, Mexico, Taiwan/China/Lithuania

Lofi Poli Sci Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 10:49


Today's Topics: Civil Unrest in Kazakhstan and Russia sending Peacekeepers, Sweden Officially Taking on Fake News, Drugs & Government: Niger, Drugs in Government: Mexico, Rum from Lithuania Going to Taiwan instead of China? Always remember that Lofi Poli Sci is more than just me, it's the “we”, that we be. Episode 94 Season 4 (series 410) Email: lofipolisci@planetmail.com Instagram: lofi_poli_sci_podcast Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lofi-poli-sci-podcast/id1513691477 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/4Ii0JKbsKEzkO8SA2u3796 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xNzg1MjhjYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLg4TOVb7nh4laDatZZ3yQ LinkedIn: Michael Pickering #lofipolisci #lofi #politicalscience #news #worldnews #globalnews #lofiGlobalNews #alwaysHope #podcast #lofipoliscipodcast #Top10 #GoodNewsFriday #PickeringUnplugged #LettersOfTheLofiPoliSci #Kazakhstan #Russia #Sweden #Niger #Mexico #Taiwan #China #Lithuania

Marketplace All-in-One
Rum has allowed links between Taiwan and Lithuania to quickly blossom

Marketplace All-in-One

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 8:28


From the BBC World Service: As unrest continues in Kazakhstan, including in the main commercial city of Almaty, we examine the country’s economic links with neighboring Russia. Plus, French regulators crack down on Facebook and Google over the use of electronic cookies to track online users. And, Taiwan is setting up a $200 million investment fund to further bolster ties with Lithuania.

Marketplace Morning Report
Rum has allowed links between Taiwan and Lithuania to quickly blossom

Marketplace Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 8:28


From the BBC World Service: As unrest continues in Kazakhstan, including in the main commercial city of Almaty, we examine the country’s economic links with neighboring Russia. Plus, French regulators crack down on Facebook and Google over the use of electronic cookies to track online users. And, Taiwan is setting up a $200 million investment fund to further bolster ties with Lithuania.

Pod Save the World
Trump endorses a dictator

Pod Save the World

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 82:25


Tommy and Ben talk about Trump's endorsement of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and what it says about the future of democracy, the latest on Biden's efforts to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine, China and Lithuania, a major election in Chile, and a look ahead at some of the world's most important elections in 2022. Then Ben talks with author Howard French about his new book “Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

The Virtual Memories Show
Episode 467 - Ken Krimstein

The Virtual Memories Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 78:54


With his new book, When I Grow Up: The Lost Autobiographies of Six Yiddish Teens (Bloomsbury), cartoonist Ken Krimstein recreates a lost world, bringing to life the true stories of Jewish youth in 1930s Lithuania, preserved in anonymous submissions for a contest. We talk about the circuitous, perilous history of the stories he adapted, the role of the YIVO Institute in preserving Jewish & Yiddish culture, and how he tried to be faithful to the hopes & dreams of the anonymous writers while knowing that they & their world would perish in the Holocaust. We get into how he developed a visual storytelling language for this book, the new influences on his cartooning, the joy & spiciness of Yiddish language & culture, the research to recreate Vilnius and how uncomfortable he got when visiting Lithuania for the project. We also discuss the counterhistory that the Yiddish teens represent, the stories that didn't make the cut, the out-of-body experience of getting interviewed by CBS' Morning Show for the book, Hannah Arendt's notion of contingency and what the pandemic experience means to artists, and plenty more! Follow Ken on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and listen to our previous podcast • More info at our site • Support The Virtual Memories Show via Patreon or Paypal

Without the Footnotes
S3 Episode 16 - WtF Happened in Estonia?

Without the Footnotes

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 11:59


This week we're in Estonia. Perfect. We've been to Lithuania and Latvia it's only fair we now visit Estonia. Check out the British Library's oral history archive. Contact: info@withoutthefootnotes.org Music: @feryl

TIME's Top Stories
Why 2021 Was a Watershed Year for Press Freedoms

TIME's Top Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 4:32


On May 23, a control tower radioed a Ryanair jetliner that it had a bomb on board. A fighter jet appeared off its wing, and Flight FR4978, en route from Greece to Lithuania, was compelled to make a sharp turn and land in Belarus. But there was no bomb: only Roman Protasevich, an ashen-faced journalist who informed his fellow passengers that he was the reason the plane was diverted.

Real Health with Karl Henry
160lbs Weight Loss Journey with Leah Punch

Real Health with Karl Henry

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 22:19


For the last episode of Real Health for 2021, I'm bringing you an inspirational weight loss story. I'm joined by Leah Punch, who's here to tell us about her incredible journey after getting a gastric by-pass. From being her heaviest at almost 22 stone, Leah has managed to lose a whopping 160 pounds. Leah says she has struggled with her weight since the age of six. After years of dieting, it was in 2017 she decided to put her name down for a gastric bypass in Ireland. However, she was told it could be up to eight years before she would be offered the surgery, which Leah says was too long to wait. “I was thinking to myself first of all, I probably won't be alive in six to eight years and second of all, I want to change now.” That was when she decided to look abroad for the surgery, finally settling on a clinic in Lithuania. Despite losing 9 stone in the first year alone after the bypass, Leah says it wasn't easy those few months after the operation: “It was intense going from being able to eat all this food to barely eating anything.” Now two years post op, Leah says it's all about having a balanced diet: “It's like something is after rearranging in my body. I now eat and I feel full. I never felt full before. I could always eat and eat and eat. It's just life changing.” For more episodes, tips and advice from the show just go to: independent.ie/podcasts/the-re…health-podcast/ And you can get in touch - I'm @KarlHenryPT on Instagram and Twitter and realhealth@independent.ie. Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts from. The Real Health podcast is in association with Laya Healthcare.

Notes Of A Goon
Ep 74: I Got Covid For Christmas

Notes Of A Goon

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 58:14


Chris From Brooklyn is back at it again talking about Christmas' past, Lithuania/Chinese relations, the history of Taiwan and so much more!Support Our SponsorsYoDelta.com - Use promo code GAS for 25% off your order!Bluechew.com - Use Promo Code Goon for your first order free, just pay $5 shipping!Email Your Ask The Goon Questions to: askthegoon@gmail.comFollow the host on social:Chris From Brooklyn Twitter https://twitter.com/ChrisFromBklynHigh Society Radio Instagram https://www.instagram.com/highsocietyradioHigh Society Radio YouTube http://bit.ly/HSRYoutubeHigh Society Radio Twitter https://twitter.com/HSRadioshowWebsite https://gasdigitalnetwork.com/gdn-show-channels/high-society-radio/Mike Harrington Twitter https://twitter.com/TheMHarringtonMike Harrington Instagram https://www.instagram.com/themharrington/Notes Of A Goon is a weekly podcast where Goon of note, Chris from BK sits down and yells about childhood trauma, how he'd fix the whole damn country, and all sorts of other bullshit. All while splitting a six pack with you the listener. Chris is joined by his stalwart producer and homeless weirdo Mike Harrington on this journey of self reflection and yelling. There's lots of yelling.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The John Batchelor Show
Italia is the most improved country of the year: Second Place Lithuania:Third Place: Moldova. John Hooper @TheEconomist @John_Hooper

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 9:06


Photo: No known restrictions on publication. @Batchelorshow Italia is the most improved country of the year: Second Place Lithuania:Third Place: Moldova.  John Hooper @TheEconomist @John_Hooper (https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/12/18/which-is-the-economists-country-of-the-year-for-2021).

Daybreak
Daybreak for December 23, 2021

Daybreak

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021


Thursday of the Fourth Week of Advent Optional Memorial of St. John Cantius, 1390-1473; educated at the University of Cracow; popular preacher and parish priest; famous for his austerities and care for the poor; patron of Poland, Lithuania, and the University of Cracow Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 12/23/21 Gospel: Luke 1:57-66

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist
*第五季*【EP. 283】#692 經濟學人導讀 feat. 國際時事 feat. 新聞評論【立陶宛 vs. 中國 > 因台灣而起的外交戰;美國商務部 > 消費者趨謹慎;英國通膨 > 影響至貨幣政策;歐洲央行盤算振興計畫

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 27:23


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Out of Order
Watching China in Europe with EU Director-General for Trade Sabine Weyand

Out of Order

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 33:29


"Watching China in Europe" is a recurring series from the Out of Order team. Hosted by Noah Barkin, a senior visiting fellow at GMF and managing editor at Rhodium Group, WCIE digs into the Europe-China relationship with the people shaping it. In this episode, Noah speaks with Sabine Weyand, Director-General for Trade at the European Commission. Ms. Weyand explains what the EU is doing to respond to China's economic retaliation against Lithuania, discusses prospects for reviving the EU-China investment agreement, as well as the outlook for the EU-US Trade and Technology Council and WTO reform. For more on China in Europe, subscribe to Noah's monthly newsletter at the link below.

Communism Exposed:East and West
China's Economic Attack on Lithuania Requires a Joint US EU Defense

Communism Exposed:East and West

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 12:24


China's Economic Attack on Lithuania Requires a Joint US EU Defense

Communism Exposed:East and West
[Audio]China's Economic Attack on Lithuania Requires a Joint US-EU Defense

Communism Exposed:East and West

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 12:24


China's Economic Attack on Lithuania Requires a Joint US-EU Defense

All In with Rick Jordan
Why The Media Is Ignoring Genocide | Mitchell Gerber

All In with Rick Jordan

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 37:34


About Episode: We welcome back Mitchell Gerber for part two. Listen in to learn more about Mitchell's years of blood, sweat and tears invested in exposing the horror that happens behind China's Borders, and how our media has continuously ignored it.We Meet: Mitchell Gerber, Veteran Activist Episode References: Covid Delta Variant - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/variant.htmlChinese Communist Party (CCP) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_Communist_PartyUniversity of Georgia - https://www.uga.edu/Lithuania - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LithuaniaHungary - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HungaryVietnam - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VietnamLiberty Lockdown - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13356560/HSBC bank - https://www.us.hsbc.com/Boeing - https://www.boeing.com/Falun Gong - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_GongUyghurs - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UyghursMuslism - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuslimsChristians - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ChristianityTibetans - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_peopleconspiracy theories - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theoryDan Kennedy - https://www.linkedin.com/in/dankennedygkic/Tony Robbins - https://www.tonyrobbins.com/Joe Biden - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_BidenDonald Trump - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_TrumpBoris Johnson - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_JohnsonDan Andrews - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_AndrewsJiang Zemin - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiang_ZeminRandy Savage - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_SavageSlim Jim - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_Jim_(snack_food)The Second Amendment - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Amendment_to_the_United_States_ConstitutionHitler - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_HitlerDavid Kilgour - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_KilgourRobert David Steele - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_David_SteeleConnect:Connect with Rick: https://linktr.ee/mrrickjordanConnect with Mitchell: https://www.stoporganharvesting.org/Universal Rate and Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/allinwithrickjordanSubscribe and Review to ALL IN with Rick Jordan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/RickJordanALLINAbout Mitchell: Mitchell Nicholas Gerber is a veteran activist, who has dedicated his life for the last 21 years to exposing The Forced Organ Harvesting of The Falun Gong spiritual movement in China. With a resilient character and a determined mind, he has been working hard on the frontline of a significant cause; which has been coined a "New form of evil." Mitchell has been traveling the world in a crucial attempt to raise awareness about The Forced Organ Harvesting of The Falun Gong in China; where hundreds of thousands of these innocent practitioners have been rounded up, sent to over eight hundred state mandated hospitals; their organs cut out of their bodies while Alive; the organs then sold for massive amounts of profit, and the bodies then burned in crematories to conceal the evidence. Mitchell's intention is to get the word out about The Forced Organ Harvesting in China, as well as, gain support towards Falun Gong's positive and healthy presence as a spiritual movement; across as many media outlets and channels as possible, and he calls to action kind hearted human beings who will welcome an interesting discussion about this continuing crime and pressing topic.

KennanX
Putin's Red Lines on Ukraine

KennanX

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 23:45


The standoff at the Russia-Ukraine border has reached a boiling point following the Biden and Putin video conference. Moscow is demanding major revisions to European security. In this episode of KennanX, Ambassador John Tefft – former ambassador to Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Lithuania – joins Jill to discuss Putin's red lines and what they mean.

Visegrad Insight Podcast
Can new Czech government restore Havel's legacy?

Visegrad Insight Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 44:18


Enduring legacy of Czech Republic's first president Václav Havel commemorated on his 10 year death anniversary on Saturday as Czechia's new foreign minister promises to revive the era of values-driven policy seen during Havel's years. Meanwhile, Lithuania's principled foreign policy approach is met with Chinese resistance consisting of diplomatic intimidation as well as pressure on EU companies to ditch Lithuanian suppliers. Polish President backtracks on promise to reject the controversial lexTVN legislation, says he will review the bill more carefully. MEP Miriam Lexmann, Brussels Program Director at the International Republican Institute Joanna Rohozińska and Visegrad Insight Editor-in-Chief Wojciech Przybylski take stock of Biden's Summit for Democracy and draw conclusions on future expectations for Central Europe in a discussion moderated by Andrea Pipino, Europe editor at Internazionale. This podcast is part of a project co-funded by the European Parliament aimed at encouraging debate on democratic security in the Visegrad region.

Inside with Brett Hawke
How Rolandas Gimbutis invented Drag Sox

Inside with Brett Hawke

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 31:17


Rolandas Gimbutis is a 3x Olympic swimmer from Lithuania. He was an All-American for the University of California. This interview is about how Rolandas founded Aquavolo, the business that invented Drag Sox, among other products. Drag Sox is a sponsor of the show from the beginning. You can get 10% off a pair of Drag Sox now through December. Just use the coupon code BRETT at checkout! Do yourself a favor and get yourself a pair of Drag Sox made by Aquavolo. Support Our Sponsors: AQUAVOLO DRAG SOX: Build power and strength in the water with Drag Sox made by AquaVolo. Use code "brett" at checkout and receive 10% off. SWIM ANGELFISH: Receive the tools and skills needed to teach swimmers with autism, physical disabilities, anxiety, sensory and motor conditions with Swim Angelfish, the global leader in adaptive swim. Get certified online today! SUPERIOR SWIM TIMING: Run a swim meet with ease from your laptop. SST is fully compatible with Hy-Tek and Team Unify as well as Colorado, Daktronics, and Omega touchpads. Tell them Brett sent you! DESTRO SWIM TOWERS: Save $150 per double swim tower by using the code "brett" at checkout! SWIMNERD LIVE: Create an interactive heat sheet. Stream your swim meet scoreboard in real time over top your live stream. Turn any tv into a digital scoreboard. Subscribe & Listen: Apple Podcasts Google Spotify YouTube Produced by: SWIMNERD Supported by: Fitter & Faster #swimming #swimcoach #swimmer

Kyiv Future
E280 Yan Earl-Ruzhytskyi: Project Manager @ NGO 'Public Diplomacy Platform'

Kyiv Future

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 47:23


Yan Earl-Ruzhytskyi is an International Relations student at the Institute Of International Relations (IIR), Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU). Born in Khmelnytskyi, Yan is a project manager of the non-governmental organization 'Public Diplomacy Platform' where he is in charge of various projects including "Diplomacy Talks". Yan is also in charge of preparing the launch of the Youth Lublin Triangle - an international platform between youth from Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania. Yan was the 1st place winner of the National Public Speaking Competition and a participant of the International Public Speaking Competition from LCC International University. Instagram: @y.ruzhitskyi

Business Daily
Business Weekly

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 48:56


On this edition of Business Weekly, we're looking at rising inflation in Turkey, and hear how different communities are trying to live during a period of economic uncertainty. Victoria Craig tours Istanbul to hear from shop workers and families caught up in the currency crisis. Plus we focus on the Netherlands, and Meta's proposals to build a giant, energy-hungry data-centre there. We hear how the community is divided on the plans from Facebook's parent company. We'll look at the diplomatic spat between Lithuania and China, that now has implications for trade between the two countries and the wider European Union, and we also delve into the world of premium pet food, to hear how today's cats and dogs are getting the luxury treatment from their owners. Business Weekly is presented by Sasha Twining and produced by Clare Williamson. (Image: Tourist shop in Istanbul's spice market, credit: Getty Images)

Package Design Unboxd - with Evelio Mattos

There are so many myths out there in terms of what is recyclable, what's not recyclable, what kind of material you should use, what material you shouldn't use, where you should use them, and how to use them. Today, we're sharing with you a presentation that Evelio gave at the Lithuanian Baltic NAPA Design Conference that focuses on the myths around the sustainability and recycling of packaging. Tuning in you'll discover a list of things that you can do when you're designing sustainable packaging to ensure that it is, in fact, sustainable. You'll hear the story about the launch of a new product for a luxury brand and what Evelio learned from their refusal to use packaging that was as recyclable as it claimed to be. Evelio then breaks down a list of myths and commonly held misperceptions about sustainable packaging as well as practical steps to take in the future. To find out where you can get the right information, what questions you should ask of whom, and what actionable steps you can take to create truly sustainable packaging, tune in today! Key Points From This Episode: An introduction to our host Evelio Mattos and his career in package design. A quote from Tom Szaky on what defines sustainable packaging. The story about the launch of a new luxury product and what Evelio learned from the brand's refusal to use recyclable packaging. How not asking the right questions of the right people results in inaccurate myths. Why it's so important to call the separating companies and find out what they can separate. The first myth Evelio debunks: Packaging is a keepsake. Myth two: Recycling is circular. Myth three: Plastic is good. Myth four: Plastic is bad. Myth five: Reusable packaging is the answer. Myth six: Size doesn't matter. The main takeaway from this talk: Don't trust the data that you're given by suppliers. Who you can trust: The recycling center in your region. Evelio's answer to the question ‘“What is the most sustainable packaging?” How to go about sourcing the most sustainable material for packaging. How moving products independently creates waste. Evelio's thoughts on compostable packaging, bioplastic, and biodegradable plastic. Links Mentioned in Today's Episode: Evelio Mattos on LinkedIn Evelio Mattos on Twitter NAPA Baltic Tom Szaky TerraCycle Loop Intl. Direct Packaging Specright Package Design Unboxd

Autoline Daily
AD #3226 – Kia Unveils All-New Carens; Dan Ammann Abruptly Leaves Cruise; Arrival Reveals First Prototype for Uber

Autoline Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 8:26


- Dan Ammann Abruptly Let Go as CEO Of Cruise- Hyundai's Head Of R and D Retires- China Pressures Continental to Stop Using Parts Made in Lithuania- Unvaccinated GM Canada Workers Could Be Fired- Car Sales Expected to Rise Next Year- Audi Testing AI to Do Quality Control Checks of Spot Welds- Kia Unveils All-New Carens- Rivian To Build Second Plant in Georgia- Arrival Reveals First Prototype for Uber

Autoline Daily - Video
AD #3226 – Kia Unveils All-New Carens; Dan Ammann Abruptly Leaves Cruise; Arrival Reveals First Prototype for Uber

Autoline Daily - Video

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 8:25


- Dan Ammann Abruptly Let Go as CEO Of Cruise - Hyundai's Head Of R and D Retires - China Pressures Continental to Stop Using Parts Made in Lithuania - Unvaccinated GM Canada Workers Could Be Fired - Car Sales Expected to Rise Next Year - Audi Testing AI to Do Quality Control Checks of Spot Welds - Kia Unveils All-New Carens - Rivian To Build Second Plant in Georgia - Arrival Reveals First Prototype for Uber

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist
*第五季*【EP. 279】#686 經濟學人導讀 feat. 國際時事 feat. 新聞評論【紐西蘭對付香菸 > 意外+驚喜;義大利反壟斷監管機構開罰亞馬遜;立陶宛 ft. 台灣 vs. 中國;德國戴姆勒汽車集團】

每日一經濟學人 LEON x The Economist

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:22


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Sinocism
Xi and Putin chat about their new world order; Lithuania; Didi's deepening doodoo

Sinocism

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021


Today’s Essential Eight items: Xi and Putin chat about their new world order Lithuania evacuates its diplomats from Beijing More US restrictions US Uyghur Forced Labor Act to become law Evergrande Didi’s deepening doodoo Outbreak Is Xi a micromanager?

Thời sự quốc tế - VOA
Bản tin VOA ngày 16/12/2021 - Tháng Mười Hai 16, 2021

Thời sự quốc tế - VOA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 29:59


Lãnh đạo Nga, Trung Quốc tăng cường hợp tác đối phó với áp lực phương Tây; Mỹ xem xét thêm biện pháp trừng phạt Myanmar, chuẩn bị thượng đỉnh với ASEAN; Quan hệ căng thẳng vì Đài Loan, các nhà ngoại giao Lithuania vội rời khỏi Trung Quốc; Hai nhà hoạt động quyền đất đai bị tòa án Hà Nội tuyên 16 năm tù.

Night Dreams Talk Radio
What Happend!! On Russia Dyatlov Pass Keith Mc Closkey

Night Dreams Talk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 91:49


Born in Dublin, Ireland but grew up in West Africa. I started writing in 2006. I first came acrossthe Dyatlov Incident whilst researching Soviet military history (another area of interest for me). Mybook “Mountain of the Dead” was the first book published in the West (in 2013) on the DyatlovIncident after a research visit to Russia in 2012. More recently, I wrote the introductory chapter foranother Dyatlov book “The Dyatlov Incident: Not a Cold Case” by Dyatlov researcher HenningKuersten.Additionally, I have appeared on the Discovery Channel (including the Unexplained Files series) inconnection with the Dyatlov Incident and filmed in Lithuania for the Unexplained Files episode.In early 2018, after discussions with Yury Kuntsevich of the Dyatlov Foundation, I raised funds in theWest to help Yury Kuntsevich and Russian Lawyer Leonid Proshkin to make an application to havethe Dyatlov case reopened in Russia.My two websiteshttp://www.dyatlov-pass-incident.com/http://www.keithmccloskey.com/

America's Roundtable
Steve H. Hanke | Message to the Fed on Highest US Inflation Surge in Four Decades | Remembrances of Senator Robert Dole

America's Roundtable

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 30:17


The brilliant economist Dr. Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics and founder and co-director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, joins America's Roundtable co-hosts Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy in a timely conversation on the U.S. Labor Department's report on the rising inflation rate - now at 6.8%, the highest in nearly four decades, the talks about increasing interest rate and how it will impact hard working and decent Americans, families and small and medium private enterprises. The conversation will also focus on Dr. Hanke's recent piece in The National Review (https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/12/remembrances-of-senator-robert-dole-and-a-russia-story/#slide-1) on the passing away of one of America's greatest heroes and public servants, former Senator Bob Dole: Remembrances of Senator Robert Dole — and a Russia Story (https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/12/remembrances-of-senator-robert-dole-and-a-russia-story/#slide-1). We also delve into the serious implications of the Covid-19 lockdowns impacting America and countries around the world, with the exception of places like Sweden which upheld its constitution, respected individual liberty, and chose a laissez-faire approach. Dr. Steve H. Hanke is a leading world expert on currency boards, measuring and stopping hyperinflation, privatization, currency and commodity trading, water resource economics, and other topics. As a senior fellow and director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the internationally recognized Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., Hanke studies countries unable to maintain a stable domestic currency. Often, it is difficult to obtain timely, reliable exchange-rate and inflation data for these “troubled currencies.” Full bio: https://engineering.jhu.edu/ehe/faculty/steve-h-hanke/ Relevant reading materials: The Wall Street Journal | The Monetary Bathtub Is Overflowing (https://www.wsj.com/articles/monetary-bathtub-overflowing-inflation-drain-transitory-11634847429) Many economists say inflation is transitory. It will be persistent. By John Greenwood and Steve H. Hanke “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon,” Milton Friedman said. Inflation isn't caused by temporary supply-chain disruptions. Take Japan during the 1979-80 oil crisis: Oil prices surged, but consumer prices remained stable. In China today, raw-material prices are soaring, but consumer prices have hardly budged. To explain what is happening in the U.S. economy, we present the bathtub theory of money and inflation. Money flows into the tub through the faucet. The bathtub has three drains." Full text: https://www.wsj.com/articles/monetary-bathtub-overflowing-inflation-drain-transitory-11634847429 The Wall Street Journal | Freedom and Sweden's Constitution (https://www.wsj.com/articles/freedom-and-swedens-constitution-11589993183) The country's laissez-faire response to the coronavirus pandemic has deep roots in both culture and law. By Lars Jonung and Steve H. Hanke "In most countries, the tool of choice to “flatten the curve” of the coronavirus pandemic is the lockdown. Not in Sweden, which has chosen a rather laissez-faire approach. The borders have been kept open, and Swedes are free to travel within the country, visit bars and restaurants (with some restrictions), parks, hairdressers, gyms and most other places. The cornerstone of the Swedish response is its constitution's most important part, the Regeringsform. Chapter 2, Article 8 states: “Everyone shall be protected in their relations with the public institutions against deprivations of personal liberty. All Swedish citizens shall also in other respects be guaranteed freedom of movement within the Realm and freedom to depart the Realm.” Full text: https://www.wsj.com/articles/freedom-and-swedens-constitution-11589993183 The Financial Times | On a long enough timeline is all inflation transitory? (https://www.ft.com/content/88111d60-52de-4341-9351-c48db837f30f) "Inflationistas like Steve Hanke were indignant that US inflation was not a transitory supply chain problem. “Shifts in consumer spending have resulted in broad-based price increases across expenditure categories” because “the incompetent Fed has produced a massive amount of excess money,” he proclaimed." Full text: https://www.ft.com/content/88111d60-52de-4341-9351-c48db837f30f https://ileaderssummit.org/services/americas-roundtable-radio/ https://ileaderssummit.org/ | https://jerusalemleaderssummit.com/ America's Roundtable on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/americas-roundtable/id1518878472 Twitter: @steve_hanke @ileaderssummit @NatashaSrdoc @JoelAnandUSA America's Roundtable is co-hosted by Natasha Srdoc and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders of International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit. America's Roundtable from Washington D.C. informs, educates, empowers and challenges the listening audience about the importance to restore, strengthen, and protect our freedoms, the rule of law, and free markets. America's Roundtable advances the ideas of freedom, the significance of freedom of speech, limited government, and the application of free market principles to solve problems. America's Roundtable presents in-depth analysis of current events and public policy issues while applying America's founding principles. America's Roundtable radio program - a strategic initiative of International Leaders Summit, focuses on America's economy, healthcare reform, rule of law, security and trade, and its strategic partnership with rule of law nations around the world. The radio program features high-ranking US administration officials, cabinet members, members of Congress, state government officials, distinguished diplomats, business and media leaders and influential thinkers from around the world. America's Roundtable is aired by Lanser Broadcasting Corporation on 96.5 FM and 98.9 FM, covering Michigan's major market and the upper Midwest, SuperTalk Mississippi Media's 12 radio stations and 50 affiliates reaching every county in Mississippi and also heard in parts of the neighboring states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, and through podcast on Apple Podcasts and other key online platforms.

New Books Network
Richard Millington: Founder of FeverBee and Author of "Buzzing Communities"

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 68:01


Using “community” as a tool to strengthen and enhance the value a company or organisation delivers to its stakeholders is a concept and idea that entrepreneurs need to understand. Richard Millington is both an entrepreneur and a world expert in online community management. FeverBee uses proven social science to develop successful online and offline communities for B2B organisations around the world. Over the past 13 years, Richard has helped to develop over 250+ successful communities, including those for Facebook, Google, The World Bank, Oracle, Amazon, Autodesk, Lego, The United Nations, Novartis, and many more. Richard is the author of the world's most popular online communities blog and Buzzing Communities. Buzzing Communities has been widely cited as introducing best practice into developing successful online communities. Richard has delivered keynote talks in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Switzerland, Romania, Lithuania, and several others. Richard focuses obsessively behind cracking the ‘social code' driving successful social groups. FeverBee's approaches combines cutting edge social psychology with advanced data insights and a library of repeatable case studies. FeverBee shows organizations how to foster hosted online communities (not the social media kind) which can be used to identify and generate leads, increase repeat purchases, improve search rankings, drive a research agenda and resolve customer questions quicker than any customer service line. Since this podcast was originally recorded, Richard wrote a follow up book Build Your Community: Turn Your Connections Into a Powerful Online Community Our NBN interview with David Spinks who wrote “The Business of Community” is clearly relevant to those interested in the topic. Mentions and links: Derek Sivers review of So Good They Can't Ignore You – by Cal Newport feverbee feverbee ROI Buzzing-Communities-Bigger-Better-Active feverbee compare platforms Wojtek the Solider Bear group on Facebook 2010 TEDxKrakow talk about the group TED and TEDx Fans in Poland Group backpacking light Community Building at events This podcast was originally recorded in 2017 for Project Kazimierz. The NBN Entrepreneurship and Leadership podcast aims to educate and entertain, sharing insights based on the personal story of our carefully selected guests aiming for the atmosphere of an informal conversation in a bar or over a cup of coffee. About Richard Lucas Twitter Linkedin Richard is a business and social entrepreneur who founded or invested in more than 30 businesses, including investments in Argos Multilingual, PMR and, in 2020, the New Books Network. Richard has been a TEDx event organiser, supports the pro-entrepreneurship ecosystem, and leads entrepreneurship workshops at all levels: from pre- to business schools. Richard was born in Oxford and moved to Poland in 1991. Read more here. Listen to his story in an autobiographical TEDx talk here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Aussievision - Eurovision from Down Under
Eurovision Weekly Update - Estonia, Czech Rep, Spain and Jaguar Jonze interview

Aussievision - Eurovision from Down Under

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 46:22


We go through the week's news and results from Eurovision including Estonia's Eesti Laul quarter-final results, our Czech Republic favourites, artists out for Spain and Lithuania and an interview with Australia Decides legend Jaguar Jonze (from 38:50). Vote in ESCZ: https://escz2022.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/aussievision

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
Heritage Events: Policy Pulse: A Conversation with U.S. Special Envoy Julie D. Fisher About the Crisis in Belarus

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021


In recent weeks, Belarus has been causing a mass migration crisis along the borders of Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia. It is one of the most severe security threats Europe has faced in a few years. Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the Belarusian president, is weaponizing immigration with Russia's support to retaliate against European Union sanctions imposed on Belarus […]

On the Edge with April Mahoney
Dovile Riebschlager drapes us in high fashion on the edge

On the Edge with April Mahoney

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 30:00


Youtube Version https://youtu.be/TgLCWkuRXxE https://doviart.fashion Origin DoviArt is a child of a life long dream. I was born in Lithuania and cannot pinpoint the exact time when l first felt the love for fashion design, but it was really early. By nine l was a budding paper doll and their exuberant outfits maker, selling them to my classmates for the price of cinnamon bun. While other children were waiting for animations on tv, I was glued to tv watching runway shows from Paris, very rare occurrence btw. In my teenage years I realized that I can transform my appearance with clothes, accessories and makeup. I started sewing when I was thirteen. I got tired to wait when my mom will finish my clothes and asked her to show me how the sewing machine works. That was magic, I still remember the first dress I made for myself.

Business Daily
Blacklisted in China

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 18:33


Lithuania has provoked China's rage by going too far in recognising Taiwan. Beijing is now apparently blocking Lithuanian imports and is even threatening global firms who trade with Lithuania. The spat was started by Lithuania's decision to allow a Taiwanese Representative Office to open in Vilnius in November. China says Taiwan is part of its territory. This has all come days after Brussels proposed a new law allowing it to retaliate against economic sanctions like this. Ed Butler speaks to Finbarr Bermingham, the Brussels correspondent of the South China Morning Post, Shelley Rigger from Davidson College in the US and a leading expert on Taiwan's trade relations and Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, the director of the European Centre for International Political Economy who is advising EU member states on the new legislation. (Picture: Made in Lithuania logo; Credit: Picitup/Getty Images)

US-China trade war update
US vs China ‘democracy summits’; Beijing strong-arms Lithuania, EU fires back

US-China trade war update

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 41:36


In a year celebrating the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party, this week saw the unveiling of the concept of ‘Chinese democracy’, days before Joe Biden hosted his Democracy Summit. Hear analysis from Post reporters in SCMP Beijing and New York bureaus, contrasting contesting claims over legitimate democracy. You’ll also hear an extraordinary moment during a report from Brussels-based reporter Finbarr Bermingham as a senior Lithuanian minister calls in to respond to China’s economic…

China In Focus
Footage: China's para-police attack street vendor; Lithuania braces for China-led corporate boycott

China In Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 24:02


Beijing calls boycott political manipulation Lithuania braces for China-led corporate boycott CCP members should have 3 kids: Chinese state media Independent political candidates disqualified

North American Irish Coaches Show
Johnny McKinstry "From Lisburn to International Footballing Management"

North American Irish Coaches Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 81:31


Johnny McKinstry is a UEFA Pro Coach and Professional football manager from Northern Ireland. He has experience coaching in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa, he has a track record of consistently raising performance at elite level - by developing teams, players and staff. A fascinating story and journey. Below is a list of clubs and countries Johnny has worked for. Enjoy the Listen Everyone. Experienced: Head Coach, Uganda National Team; Head Coach, SAIF Sporting Club (Premier League, Bangladesh); Head Coach, FK Kauno Zalgiris (A-Lyga, Lithuania); Head Coach, Rwanda National Team; Head Coach, Sierra Leone National Team; Academy Manager, Craig Bellamy Foundation; Academy Coach, Right to Dream and New York Red Bulls.

Crosstalk America
Remembering Pearl Harbor: 80 Years Later

Crosstalk America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 53:00


William Federer is a nationally known speaker, historian, author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc, a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage. He's the speaker on The American Minute daily broadcast. He has authored numerous books including, America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, Who is the King in America-, Socialism- The Real History From Plato to the Present, and The Faith of FDR.--In WWII there were 2 fronts. One front had Hitler's Germany, who made alliances with Italy and Japan, while also invading Poland and other Eastern European nations. The Soviets became involved in 1939 and the list of nations pulled in grew from there to include Albania, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Lithuania, etc.--The sides grew larger in 1940 and '41 but with all that activity, America remained on the sidelines.--Some American politicians thought that if we didn't get involved and Hitler wins, we'd be isolated with no friends. FDR had made numerous promises not to get involved but eventually began to communicate that we wouldn't, unless we were attacked.--Eventually, Japan did attack America at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. 2,403 people were killed. Of that number, 68 were civilians. Another 1,178 were wounded, including 35 civilians. The National World War II Museum reports that 2 battleships and over 160 aircraft were destroyed and more were damaged.

World Business Report
China lifts Lithuania imports block

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 26:23


Beijing has lifted a four day block on Lithuanian exports crossing into China. At issue was Lithuania hosting a modest Taiwanese diplomatic presence in Vilnius. Finbarr Bermingham is the Europe correspondent for the South China Morning Post and explains the background. And we get wider context on how Europe might respond to the dispute from Jonathan Hackenbroich of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Also in the programme, Presidents Biden and Putin of the United States and Russia are talking today in a bid to stave off the threat of military action against Ukraine by Russian forces. We examine what sort of sanctions the West might impose on Russia in the event of an invasion, with Professor Anders Aslund, of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University. Plus, one trend that has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic has been a plethora of services promising to deliver goods locally in a matter of minutes. The BBC's Victoria Craig reports on the growing sector, and asks whether it is here to stay. Today's edition is presented by Fergus Nicoll, and produced by Ivana Davidovic, Sara Parry, Nisha Patel and Tom Kavanagh.

Crosstalk America from VCY America
Remembering Pearl Harbor: 80 Years Later

Crosstalk America from VCY America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 53:00


William Federer is a nationally known speaker, historian, author, and president of Amerisearch, Inc, a publishing company dedicated to researching America's noble heritage. He's the speaker on The American Minute daily broadcast. He has authored numerous books including, America's God and Country Encyclopedia of Quotations, Who is the King in America-, Socialism- The Real History From Plato to the Present, and The Faith of FDR.--In WWII there were 2 fronts. One front had Hitler's Germany, who made alliances with Italy and Japan, while also invading Poland and other Eastern European nations. The Soviets became involved in 1939 and the list of nations pulled in grew from there to include Albania, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Lithuania, etc.--The sides grew larger in 1940 and '41 but with all that activity, America remained on the sidelines.--Some American politicians thought that if we didn't get involved and Hitler wins, we'd be isolated with no friends. FDR had made numerous promises not to get involved but eventually began to communicate that we wouldn't, unless we were attacked.--Eventually, Japan did attack America at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941. 2,403 people were killed. Of that number, 68 were civilians. Another 1,178 were wounded, including 35 civilians. The National World War II Museum reports that 2 battleships and over 160 aircraft were destroyed and more were damaged.

PMU School: A Podcast For Artists by Artists
28. @mona_permanent_cosmetics: The 2 Types of Consults You Need

PMU School: A Podcast For Artists by Artists

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 8:19


Before performing a permanent makeup procedure for a client, it is incredibly important to have not just one, but TWO consultations. In this episode, @mona_permanent_cosmetics shares details about the two types of consultations (pre-booking & pre-treatment) and why they are both so important. Meet Ramona: Ramona Krusinskiene is an internationally award-winning PMU artist specializing in lip blushing procedures. With over 5 years of experience as a PMU artist & educator, she has become one of the most recognized trainers in lip tattooing, participating in worldwide conferences throughout Italy, Israel, Lithuania and the UK. Check out Ramona on instagram: @mona_permanent_cosmetics And find out more about her Lip Blushing course at https://tinadavies.com/products/airbrushed-aquarelle-lips    

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast
216: Lars Marius Garshol Is Doing the Research and Shifting the Paradigms

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 63:30


Few people have been as influential in adding to what we know about traditional brewing and changing how we think about fermentation and farmhouse brewing than Lars Marius Garshol. On his blog and in his books, the Norwegian author of Historical Brewing Techniques: The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing (https://beerandbrewing.com/editors-pick-historical-brewing-techniques/) has embraced an obsession with learning more about traditional techniques and heirloom yeasts, and that has led to some major shifts in how we understand brewing and fermentation. Besides being largely responsible for introducing kveik (https://beerandbrewing.com/brewing-with-kveik-what-have-we-learned-so-far/) and its dynamic properties to the wider world, his research has forced a needed correction in the meaning of “farmhouse brewing.” In this episode, Garshol discusses: - The rich farmhouse brewing traditions of Norway, the Baltics, and Russia - Understanding the difference between cultures and the commercially cultivated single strains - Sensory impacts of different kveik yeasts - The beers that Norwegian farmhouse brewers make with kveik - How common technology like the oven has impacted farmhouse brewing through the centuries - The vast work that's left to do in fully covering the subject of farmhouse brewing and more. *This episode is brought to you by: * G&D Chillers (https://gdchillers.com): What if you could chill your beer with a more efficient chiller? The Answer? G&D Chillers new Micro Channel Condensers! G&D's Micro Channel Condensers are highly efficient in hotter regions, use a fraction of the refrigerant over traditional chillers which provides less opportunity for leaks and lower global warming potential. G&D Chillers' Engineers are committed to green technology design, developing a more energy efficient chiller for the brewing industry. Contact G&D Chillers today at gdchillers.com (https://gdchillers.com) BSG (https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/) This episode is sponsored by BSG CraftBrewing. Explore a whole universe of hop sensory with unique varieties like Cashmere, Comet, Triumph, El Dorado, and many more. Sourced directly from growers and processed at BSG's FSSC-certified facility in Yakima to bring you only the very best hops, from farmer to fermenter. For contracting, spot sales, and more info, reach out to us at LetsTalkHops@bsgcraft.com (https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/). Old Orchard (https://www.oldorchard.com/brewer): The world of craft beer is a different place now. Margins are more important than ever, so why not lower your ingredient cost? Craft juice concentrates from Old Orchard are the cost-effective solution for your fruit-forward needs. Old Orchard produces high volumes of their retail juice brand, so economies of scale keep prices low for their bulk supply program. A little concentrate goes a long way, and you won't lose some of it through filtering like you would with purees. To start increasing your margins now, head on over to www.oldorchard.com/brewer (https://www.oldorchard.com/brewer). ProBrew (https://www.probrew.com): What if you could take your favorite recipe and make a nonalcoholic version without sacrificing the flavor, color or beer quality? N/A? No Problem! The Alchemator from ProBrew (https://www.probrew.com) uses proprietary membrane technology to strip the alcohol from the beer without sacrificing all the elements – like flavor and color - that make the beer great! Are you ready to Brew Like A Pro? The Alchemator from ProBrew (https://www.probrew.com). NA? No Problem! Email contact@probrew.com for more info. Mountain Rose Herbs (https://mountainroseherbs.com): This episode is brought to you by Mountain Rose Herbs, purveyors of the highest quality, organic herbs, spices, and teas. Whether you want to add depth to your next golden tripel with classic notes of cinnamon, pepper and clove, or artfully layer exotic, zesty grains of paradise into a perfect ale, adding botanicals to your brewing is an easy way to customize a delicious flavor profile. Mountain Rose Herbs has been providing organic herbs and spices to chefs, herbalists, and dedicated brewers for more than three decades. Learn more at mountainroseherbs.com (https://mountainroseherbs.com) and get 10% off of any and all orders with the code “craftbeer10”. Clarion Lubricants (https://www.clarionlubricants.com/Welcome.do): As a brewery owner, you know how important it is to keep your machines running so you don't have to deal with the hassle caused by contamination, recalls and downtime. Clarion makes food-grade lubricants to protect your equipment from the wear and tear that results in breakdowns that cut into your bottom line. Clarion gives you peace of mind so you can focus on what you do best: pouring out great-tasting beverages. Learn more at www.clarionlubricants.com (https://www.clarionlubricants.com/Welcome.do)

China In Focus
China blocks Lithuania's exports; 52% Americans see China as top threat: poll

China In Focus

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 23:20


52% Americans see China as top threat: Poll U.S. responds to criticism over democracy summit China blocks Lithuania's exports Apple becomes largest phone brand in China DiDi to delist from NY, seek listing in HK Half of all people in China earn less than $160/mo

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 14:13


Anthony Fauci is laughing … and more on today's CrossPolitic Daily News Brief. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, November 23, 2021. Find all our shows at Crosspolitic.com and download the Fight Laugh Feast App at your favorite app store so you don't miss anything. And if you're not yet a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member, let me just encourage you to consider it today. We are seeking to build a Rowdy Christian Network -- news, sports, talk shows, even sitcoms that celebrate the good life and give liberals the proverbial whim-whams. If you'd like to help us do that, join the club. We love our sponsors, but the heartbeat of CrossPolitic is individual members supporting the work. Join today. Fauci & Ted Cruz Spar Play Audio Cruz responded to Fauci's remarks in a series of tweets late on Sunday afternoon, calling Fauci “an unelected technocrat who has distorted science and facts in order to exercise authoritarian control over millions of Americans.” “He lives in a liberal world where his smug ‘I REPRESENT science' attitude is praised,” Cruz said. Cruz then laid out four “facts” related to his call for the DOJ to investigate Fauci: On May 11, Fauci testified before a Senate Committee that “the NIH has not ever and does not now fund gain-of-function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.”On October 20, NIH wrote they funded an experiment at the Wuhan lab testing if “spike proteins from naturally occurring bat coronaviruses circulating in China were capable of binding to the human ACE2 receptor in a mouse model.” That is gain of function research.Fauci's statement and the NIH's October 20 letter cannot both be true. The statements are directly contradictory.18 USC 1001 makes it [a] felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison, to lie to Congress. What does Fauci think of all this? Piers Morgan added his voice to the criticism of Fauci in his column in the Daily Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10254589/PIERS-MORGAN-Faucis-political-point-scoring-shows-hes-interested-promoting-himself.html I've never heard Dr Anthony Fauci's cell phone voicemail greeting, but I imagine it says: 'Yes, I'll come on your show.' For someone whose day job is supposed to be leading America's scientific and medical war against Covid-19, he seems to have an incredible amount of spare time for self-promotional media interviews… The most egregious came on CBS's Face The Nation when Fauci burst out laughing after he was asked about Republican senator Ted Cruz calling for him to be prosecuted over his links to the Wuhan Institute of Virology from where many think the coronavirus outbreak leaked. 'I should be prosecuted?' he chuckled. 'What happened on January 6th, senator?' The interviewer, Margaret Brennan, then asked if he thought he was being used as a scapegoat to deflect attention from President Trump's culpability over the Capitol riots. 'Of course!' Fauci smirked. You have to be asleep not to figure that one out!' 'Well,' pressed Brennan, 'there are a lot of Republican senators taking aim at this.' 'That's okay,' replied Fauci, 'I'm just gonna do my job. I'm gonna be saving lives, and they are gonna be lying.' Brennan then said: 'It seems another level of danger to play politics around matters of life and death.' To which Fauci, without a trace of self-awareness, nodded: 'Exactly. And to me, that's unbelievably bad, because all I want to do is save people's lives.' Right, and the best way to do that is to alienate half the country from listening to you by trading in political point-scoring! It's always a worrying indicator of rampant egomania when a public figure starts talking about themselves in the third person, and sure enough that's what Fauci then did. 'Anybody who's looking at this carefully realizes that there's a distinct anti-science flavor to this,' he said. 'If they get up and criticize science, nobody's going to know what they're talking about. But if they get up and really aim their bullets at Tony Fauci — people could recognize there's a person there, so it's easy to criticize. But they're really criticizing science, because I represent science, and that's dangerous.' Wow. He sounds more like a religious leader berating non-believers than a scientist trying to grapple with a pandemic that has seen more scientific flip-flopping than any global medical crisis in my lifetime. The parallel is apt because the more he's been attacked, the more self-righteous, zealous and preachy Fauci has grown. The problem with Fauci saying he IS the Science is that so often in the pandemic, he's got the science plain wrong. In January 2020, when Covid first erupted in China, Fauci declared the virus was 'not a major threat for the people of the United States and this is not something the citizens of the United States right now should be worried about.' Fauci then said Covid was less concerning than the flu, which again was proven to be total nonsense. In subsequent weeks, Fauci repeatedly said the public shouldn't bother buying masks as they were ineffective. 'If you look at the masks that you buy in a drug store,' he said, 'the leakage around that doesn't really do much to protect you.' He also told 60 Minutes: 'People should not be walking around in masks.' Three months later, he conceded masks do work, and since then has demanded everyone wear them, though his guidance on when and where people should wear them has changed more often than a chameleon having an acid trip. Fauci initially opposed President Trump's China travel ban, then later said it had saved lives. He's also long dismissed the theory that Covid could have leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, insisting it had natural origins. Yet now many top scientists believe the lab leak theory is far more likely. More damagingly for Fauci, it transpired that the Wuhan lab received $600,000 in funding from the NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health and run by Fauci) and emails were revealed showing he was informed early into the pandemic that experts were suspicious of the 'natural origin' theory. Fauci's links to the lab may be even murkier. Republican senators including Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have called for him to be investigated over suggestions that NIH money went towards funding risky 'gain of function' research to modify coronaviruses at the Wuhan lab. Back in May, Fauci testified that the NIH 'has not ever and does not now fund gain of function research in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.' However, he also said during that same hearing that there was no way to know if Chinese scientists working at the lab had lied and conducted gain of function experiments on bat coronaviruses using U.S. tax dollars. 'There's no way of guaranteeing that,' Fauci admitted. Given this response, the gravity of the claims, and the consequences for the whole world, it doesn't seem unreasonable for Fauci to be properly investigated as to exactly what did go down at that Wuhan lab involving US funding. And his furious reaction to any suggestions he's not being entirely transparent about it raises more suspicion than it dampens. Other Fauci pandemic flip-flops include saying he didn't believe in federal vaccine mandates, then recently endorsing some, and telling Americans in October to be wary of gathering for Christmas before performing an immediate U-turn after his comments provoked outrage and telling Americans to have a 'good normal Christmas'. Morgan concludes: And the more he contradicts himself on TV, the more he erodes public trust. If, as he insists, his only interest is in saving lives, then it's time Anthony Fauci put his ego away, stayed off TV and shut the f* up. Werkz: DNB Shan and his team at Werkz specialize in concealed carry holsters for pistols with lights. They believe every defensive pistol should have a light and a holster. They currently offer holsters for 1,274 pistol and light combinations, plus can help outfit your pistol with a light. Use their holster finder at Werkz.com/CrossPolitic and be prepared to defend day and night. EU & Taiwan https://apnews.com/article/europe-china-estonia-taiwan-latvia-de0c6b41ad5a50e9d4089ad9bb2c144d TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Lawmakers from all three Baltic states met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday in a sign of further cooperation between European Union nations and Taiwan. It is the first joint visit to Taiwan by members of parliament from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Tsai said. She welcomed the lawmakers, who are attending the 2021 Open Parliament Forum, hosted by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. China claims Taiwan is its own territory and rejects any attempts by the self-ruled island to participate in international forums or establish diplomatic relations with other countries that would give it international recognition. Tsai noted the values and experiences that Taiwan has in common with the three countries. “Taiwan and the Baltic nations share similar experiences of breaking free of authoritarian rule and fighting for freedom. The democracy we enjoy today was hard earned,” Tsai said. “This is something we all understand most profoundly.” Matas Maldeikis, head of the Lithuanian delegation, said he hopes to see even stronger ties with Taiwan. “We are here to express our solidarity with you. We hope the soon-to-be-open Lithuanian trade office in Taiwan will help to expand the partnership between Taiwan and Lithuania and contribute to a closer relationship with Taiwan and the whole European bloc,” he said. Earlier in November, Taiwan opened a de facto embassy in Lithuania under the name of Taiwanese Representative Office. Lithuania also plans to open a representative office in Taiwan. In response, China reduced its level of diplomatic relations with Lithuania to below ambassador level and also recalled its ambassador. Earlier, China expelled the Lithuanian ambassador from Beijing. Finland Persecuting Christian Pastor https://thefederalist.com/2021/11/23/in-case-with-global-implications-finland-puts-christians-on-trial-for-their-faith/?fbclid=IwAR28pclcdbcX-7Zxa3HzBjsQIL4p6MWPrNi4Pnzyd6CXvfN3XlJ1T8MnxyI Juhana Pohjola This is the man who appears to be the first in the post-Soviet Union West to be brought up on criminal charges for preaching the Christian message as it has been established for thousands of years. Also charged in the case that goes to trial on January 24 is Pohjola's fellow Lutheran and a Finnish member of Parliament, Paivi Rasanen. Rasanen's alleged crimes in a country that claims to guarantee freedom of speech and religion include tweeting a picture of a Bible verse. Potential penalties if they are convicted include fines and up to two years in prison. Rasanen and Pohjola are being charged with “hate speech” for respectively writing and publishing a 24-page 2004 booklet that explains basic Christian theology about sex and marriage, which reserves sex exclusively for within marriage, which can only consist of one man and one woman, for life. The Finnish prosecutor claims centuries-old Christian teachings about sex “incite hatred” and violate legal preferences for government-privileged identity groups. Ghislain Maxwell Trial Beginning https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/583301-trial-of-ghislaine-maxwell-alleged-accomplice-of-jeffrey-epstein-set The trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who is accused of helping her close confidant Jeffrey Epstein recruit and sexually abuse underage girls, is set to begin on Monday, more than two years after the convicted sex offender's sudden death in prison. A jury of 12 individuals and six alternates will be empaneled at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, where they will hear testimony in what is expected to be a six-week trial, according to The Washington Post. Maxwell, 59, has been charged with six counts for allegedly helping Epstein facilitate a sex trafficking scheme: conspiracy to entice a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticing a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, transporting a minor with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of minors and sex trafficking of minors. Maxwell, who has pleaded not guilty to all charges, is facing a maximum of 70 years in prison, according to the Post. This case is of particular interest as many celebrities and politicians have had ties to Epstein and Maxwell over the years, including former presidents Clinton and Trump. Epstein was famously found dead in his jail cell in August 2019. His death was ruled a suicide under very suspicious circumstances, sparking the cultural epitaph “Epstein didn't kill himself.” Psalm of the Day: Psalm 61 by Jamie Soles Play audio: 0:00-1:28 Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. For a limited time, we're offering a Christmas Man Box for new subscribers at the Silver level and above, and if you're already a club member, you can purchase the CrossPolitic Christmas Man Box for just $50 while supplies last. 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UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger
Hentai Avenger and Ansem on trading, trends, and market cycles

UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 143:32


Linkshttps://twitter.com/blknoiz06https://twitter.com/HentaiAvenger66Show PartnerThis episode is presented by FTX. Trade on an awesome mobile interface fee-free, and still get all the great portfolio tracking features you know and love: https://uponly.tv/ftxShow NotesIntro - Ledger refusing to say Hentai Avenger - Will go with “Bob Avenger” for the stream lolHentai Avenger  - “From last year to now made like a good sum of money. Then idk how I got here”  - Sold the top and bought the bottom this year   - Scaled account from $20k to $50M over last 5 years   - 21 y/oZ   - Started crypto back in 2017   - Best trade was Solana at $1.50   - Went on a hot streak with alt L1s   - AXS —> AVAX —> SOL —> Harmony   - “If you just buy in and wait then you can get stuck being in old bags”Avenger Before Crypto   - Avenger was an esports Rocket League pro   - Summer 2016 made $20k in Rocket League, threw it into biotech stocks, made a little over a mil in 3 years   - Then 2020 came and made it all back on the covid bounce   - First intro into crypto was DeFi summer   - Has a lot of money in metaverse shitcoins atmZ's Crypto Experience   - When he's hitting a lot in a row he gets cocky, then when he gets cocky he'll make a wrong call and slow down   - Leverage? Not worth it because he doesn't wanna blow his account up   - Leverage keeps all your focus so you miss the gems that are coming upp2e Gaming   - Z: “When I was young I'd play WoW like hours and hours a day”   - Hadn't found a fun p2e game yet   - Really liked DeFi Kingdom   - TSM partnered with Aurory to play pro esports there   - Cobie: “I have some thoughts”   - Ledger: “I was gonna try to set up here for you lol”   - Cobie: “So I dunked pretty hard on this first person shooter game that I thought looked like shit”   - This was my (https://twitter.com/cmsintern) tweet last night   - Thinks that these games aren't good but people only wanna play them to earn and that's a bad strategy   - The really good games that come where you play to own will be the best   - Z: “I actually haven't made any money playing DeFi Kingdom yet I've prob spent more than I should have on heroes” lol   - Ledger: “Cobie do these games have to be better than traditional games?”   - Cobie: “If they aren't as good then its not a game its a job. If it's primary salary then it just turns into like serfdom”p2e Gaming (cont'd)   - Ledger: “I don't know I take the reverse. Like if I kinda like a game and I get paid to play then I'll probably choose that game over the slightly better game”   - Ledger: “Like if I can play Halo 1 and get paid, vs Halo 3 and not get paid, then as the every man I'll probably take Halo 1 and earn a few bucks”   - Ledger: “Like I saw CMS Intern's tweet and was like holy crap I didn't know they had 1st person shooters as p2e I thought it looked cool”   - There's an incredible future for fun games that can incorporate the p2e element   - Ledger: “Do you think there will be a crypto game that's top 10 or top 20 games in the world in the next 5 years?”   - Z: “I think so”   - Cobie: Cobie had some good points here, but I have to cut them out as a 1-time clap back for publicly dunking on me last night    - Jk here is basically what he said:   - Cobie: “I think there will be a game that's really good, and then it will transition to an NFT-based game with an in game currency”Current States   - Avenger: “We've gone from DeFi to GameFi to some metaverse plays, but we are not close to the top for these metaverse coins until like Gary Vee is dumping all his money into these”   - Ledger: “FLUFs are my back door metaverse play”   - Ledger: “Theres some like metaverse stuff like AI”   - Cobie: “AI!!! lolllllllll”   - Avenger: “Most bullish thing is inversebrah tweeting the same coins as me”   - Avenger: “Any metaverse play listed on KuCoin is like an easy 10x from here”   - IT IS KUCOIN SEASON   - Z: “All the alts that popped off in November were on KuCoin”   - Avenger: “Basically anything that gets listed on KuCoin immediately does a 2-3x”ETH/BTC Chart   - Z: “It's going to infinity bro”   - Does ETH/BTC get to 0.12 ?   - Cobie: “If it gets to 0.12 then you get the flippening” (happens at .165)   - No reason it will stop if it takes .12   - January 2018 ETH/BTC got to 0.105   - Cobie: “0.1 is the last line of defense”Bear Market Scenarios?   - Z: “I don't think we get a multi-year bear ever again”   - Avenger: “Yeah I don't think we do either”   - Cobie thinks we could have another 4 year bear marketNext Stops   - Avenger: “Metaverse coins!”   - Z: “What did Sandbox do like a 6-7x in a month?”   - Ledger: “CMS Intern shilled that live on air when he came on UpOnly last summer”   - Cobie: “I think there are a lot of reasons to be cautious right now”   - Ledger: “I can see if there are a bunch of Hot Ball of Money rotations shoutout Dan Matuszewski for that term” whaddup CMS leggoChat Qs- How'd you get in early on all these runners?   Z: For Axie, finding higher lows when everything else bottomed   Avenger: built out own risk signaling metrics   Avenger: “StunLikes on twitter, he's like some private billionaire, I think he sold an algorithm to the government for like a couple million dollars”Positions   - Avenger: “After $100k [BTC] I prob sell it all and I'm set man”   - Avenger: “You think we get to $100k BTC Cobie?”   - Cobie: “It has undeniably been the year of smart contract platforms. Been the year of SOL and AVAX and AXS more than its been the year of ETH”   - Ledger: “Are you diversifying at all?”   - Z: “Yeah I'm not as risk on as I used to be”   - Avenger: “I have a lot of real estate in Lithuania”   - Z: “Bro wtf” lmaooo   - Z goes on to shill Cosmos pretty heavily, kinda sounds good tbh   -Cobie says he'll get some nowAnyone Smart Long-Term Bearish?   - Avenger: “Light?”   - Cobie: “He's like short term bearish tho he's just a trader”   - Avenger: “Then idk anyone”   - Z: “Yeah idk anyone smart that's macro bearish”   - Cobie: “I have a few trad tech co founders who are smart but macro bearish”Moar Chat Qs-Is college a scam?   Avenger: “I like college I think college is cool”   “Where else can you find groups of fatherless women just roaming around?” - AVAX top target?   Z: “$200” - SOL top target?   Z: “0.1 ETH” - BTC top target   Avenger: “$180k”   Z: “I think 69k for Q1 2022”   Ledger: “2022” - Best airdrops   Avenger & Z: “zkSync” - Flippening (within 12 months)   Avenger & Z: “yes”FINAL ALPHA   - Avenger: “Be very careful who you tell good news to”   - Z: “Maintain a balance between crypto and the other parts of your life – will help your real life and also help your crypto trading - and also journal regularly” Notes by KevinMusic by GiovanniPickle

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.29.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 58:46


Yoga improves quality of life in men with new diagnosis of prostate cancer University of Texas at San Antonio, November 23, 2021 An estimated 1.4 million men were diagnosed with prostate cancer worldwide in 2020, according to the American Cancer Society and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. With a new diagnosis of prostate cancer, these men have approximately a 30% incidence of depression and anxiety, a fourfold higher risk of heart attack and a twofold higher risk of committing suicide. Yoga, a set of specific body postures combined with breathing techniques and mindfulness, may be an easy-to-implement answer in this stressful situation, according to a study published Nov. 23 in the journal Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases. A pilot randomized clinical trial by urology researchers at the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson Cancer Center, enrolled 29 men who were awaiting prostatectomy. Fourteen were randomized to participate in yoga and 15 were assigned to the standard of care, which was just waiting for surgery. “We gave the active intervention group six weeks of yoga, at least twice a week, for 60 to 75 minutes,” said lead author Dharam Kaushik, MD, associate professor of urology in UT Health San Antonio's Joe R. and Teresa Lozano School of Medicine and cancer surgeon with the Mays Cancer Center. Via questionnaires, the team documented the men's perceived quality of life at the start of yoga, at the time of surgery and after surgery. Men who did not do yoga completed the same questionnaires at study enrollment and at the other two junctures. The team drew blood samples before the men began yoga and after all sessions were completed. Samples were also taken from men who did not do yoga. Sense of well-being  “What we found was very interesting,” Dr. Kaushik said. “Yoga improved quality of life in men compared to the standard of care, specifically on the fatigue scale, meaning they were less tired; on sexual function; and on their functional, physical and social well-being.” A more robust immune response and lower levels of inflammation were observed in the yoga group, he added. “This is positive data and further large-scale studies are needed, for which this pilot study can be a model,” Dr. Kaushik said. Biomarkers and yoga The primary study outcome was self-reported quality of life assessed by the questionnaires. Changes in immune cell status and inflammatory markers with yoga were secondary outcomes. The yoga group showed increased numbers of circulating CD4+ and CD8+ T cells, which are important contributors to immune health. Among other markers, the yoga group also exhibited a reduction in inflammatory markers called cytokines. The median age of participants was 56 years in the yoga group and 60 years in the standard of care group. Yoga has been studied in breast cancer, but not at the level of detail of this study, matching self-reported quality of life data with markers of immune response and inflammation, Dr. Kaushik said. “If we are able to encourage patients to do a small, inexpensive and easy-to-implement intervention that can have a big impact, then why not?” he said.     Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Power of Garlic Fights Chronic Infections Washington State University, November 28, 2021   Garlic is probably nature's most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, a new study from the University of Copenhagen indicates.   A previous finding from Washington State University showed that garlic is 100 times more effective than two popular antibiotics at fighting disease causing bacteria commonly responsible for foodborne illness.  Here the researchers show that the garlic compound is able to destroy important components in the bacteria's communication systems, which involve regulatory RNA molecules. 'We really believe this method can lead to treatment of patients, who otherwise have poor prospects. Because chronic infections like cystic fibrosis can be very robust. But now we, together with a private company, have enough knowledge to further develop the garlic drug and test it on patients', says Assistant Professor Tim Holm Jakobsen from the Costerton Biofilm Center at the Department of Immunology and Microbiology. The study is the latest addition from a research group headed by Professor Michael Givskov, which since 2005 has focussed on garlic's effect on bacteria. At the time they learned that garlic extract is able to inhibit bacteria, and in 2012 they showed that the sulphurous compound ajoene found in garlic is responsible for the effect. The new study, which has been published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, takes an even closer look and documents ajoene's ability to inhibit small regulatory RNA molecules in two types of bacteria. 'The two types of bacteria we have studied are very important. They are called Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. They actually belong to two very different bacteria families and are normally fought using different methods. But the garlic compound is able to fight both at once and therefore may prove an effective drug when used together with antibiotics', says Tim Holm Jakobsen. Previous studies have shown that garlic appears to offer the most powerful, naturally occurring resistance to bacteria. In addition to inhibiting the bacteria's RNA molecules, the active garlic compound also damages the protective slimy matrix surrounding the bacteria, the so-called biofilm. When the biofilm is destroyed or weakened, both antibiotics and the body's own immune system are able to attack the bacteria more directly and thus remove the infection. In 2012 the researchers took out a patent on the use of ajoene to fight bacterial infections. Similar patents have been taken out for compounds in allicin -- which gives garlic its aroma and flavour -- and is known as one of the world's most powerful antioxidants.     Calorie restriction cycles could help cancer patients Fondazione Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (Italy), November 22 2021.  Findings from a trial reported on November 17, 2021 in Cancer Discovery revealed that five days of a diet that mimics fasting is safe for people with cancer and could improve factors that affect prognosis. The trial included 101 patients with different cancers treated with standard therapies. Participants were assigned to a five-day low protein, low carbohydrate, plant-based diet that provided up to 600 calories on the first day and up to 300 calories per day during the remaining days. The regimen was repeated every three or four weeks for up to eight cycles. Each period of calorie restriction was followed by a period in which patients were instructed to adhere to healthy diet and lifestyle guidelines. Blood samples were collected before and at the end of each calorie restricted period. Severe adverse events related to the diet were reported by 12.9% of the participants, which was significantly lower than the 20% figure hypothesized by the researchers prior to the study. Median plasma glucose, serum insulin and serum IGF-1 were decreased by 18.6%, 50.7% and 30.3% after each cycle. In an evaluation conducted among a subgroup of participants after the first calorie restricted cycle, a reduction in peripheral blood immunosuppressive cells and an increase of immune cells known as activated CD8+ T cells was observed. To explore the effects of the diet on immunity within cancer patients' tumors, the researchers performed an analysis of findings from an ongoing trial that administered the fasting-mimicking diet prior to tumor removal in breast cancer patients. Tumor microenvironments revealed enhanced tumor-infiltrating CD8+ T cells and additional favorable immune factors when compared to biopsy samples obtained before the diet was initiated.  “Cyclic fasting-mimicking diet is a safe, feasible and inexpensive dietary intervention that modulates systemic metabolism and boosts antitumor immunity in cancer patients,” the authors concluded.     Morning exposure to deep red light improves declining eyesight University College London, November 24, 2021       Just three minutes of exposure to deep red light once a week, when delivered in the morning, can significantly improve declining eyesight, finds a pioneering new study by UCL researchers. Published in Scientific Reports, the study builds on the team's previous work*, which showed daily three-minute exposure to longwave deep red light ‘switched on' energy producing mitochondria cells in the human retina, helping boost naturally declining vision.   For this latest study, scientists wanted to establish what effect a single three-minute exposure would have, while also using much lower energy levels than their previous studies. Furthermore, building on separate UCL research in flies** that found mitochondria display ‘shifting workloads' depending on the time of day, the team compared morning exposure to afternoon exposure. In summary, researchers found there was, on average, a 17% improvement in participants' colour contrast vision when exposed to three minutes of 670 nanometre (long wavelength) deep red light in the morning and the effects of this single exposure lasted for at least a week. However, when the same test was conducted in the afternoon, no improvement was seen. Scientists say the benefits of deep red light, highlighted by the findings, mark a breakthrough for eye health and should lead to affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the millions of people globally with naturally declining vision. Lead author, Professor Glen Jeffery (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology), said: “We demonstrate that one single exposure to long wave deep red light in the morning can significantly improve declining vision, which is a major health and wellbeing issue, affecting millions of people globally. “This simple intervention applied at the population level would significantly impact on quality of life as people age and would likely result in reduced social costs that arise from problems associated with reduced vision.” Naturally declining vision and mitochondria In humans around 40 years old, cells in the eye's retina begin to age, and the pace of this ageing is caused, in part, when the cell's mitochondria, whose role is to produce energy (known as ATP) and boost cell function, also start to decline. Mitochondrial density is greatest in the retina's photoreceptor cells, which have high energy demands. As a result, the retina ages faster than other organs, with a 70% ATP reduction over life, causing a significant decline in photoreceptor function as they lack the energy to perform their normal role. In studying the effects of deep red light in humans, researchers built on their previous findings in mice, bumblebees and fruit flies, which all found significant improvements in the function of the retina's photoreceptors when their eyes were exposed to 670 nanometre (long wavelength) deep red light. “Mitochondria have specific sensitivities to long wavelength light influencing their performance: longer wavelengths spanning 650 to 900nm improve mitochondrial performance to increase energy production,” said Professor Jeffery. Morning and afternoon studies The retina's photoreceptor population is formed of cones, which mediate colour vision, and rods, which adapt vision in low/dim light. This study focused on cones*** and observed colour contrast sensitivity, along the protan axis (measuring red-green contrast) and the tritan axis (blue-yellow). All the participants were aged between 34 and 70, had no ocular disease, completed a questionnaire regarding eye health prior to testing, and had normal colour vision (cone function). This was assessed using a ‘Chroma Test': identifying coloured letters that had very low contrast and appeared increasingly blurred, a process called colour contrast.    Using a provided LED device all 20 participants (13 female and 7 male) were exposed to three minutes of 670nm deep red light in the morning between 8am and 9am. Their colour vision was then tested again three hours post exposure and 10 of the participants were also tested one week post exposure.  On average there was a ‘significant' 17% improvement in colour vision, which lasted a week in tested participants; in some older participants there was a 20% improvement, also lasting a week. A few months on from the first test (ensuring any positive effects of the deep red light had been ‘washed out') six (three female, three male) of the 20 participants, carried out the same test in the afternoon, between 12pm to 1pm.  When participants then had their colour vision tested again, it showed zero improvement. Professor Jeffery said: “Using a simple LED device once a week, recharges the energy system that has declined in the retina cells, rather like re-charging a battery. “And morning exposure is absolutely key to achieving improvements in declining vision: as we have previously seen in flies, mitochondria have shifting work patterns and do not respond in the same way to light in the afternoon – this study confirms this.” For this study the light energy emitted by the LED torch was just 8mW/cm2, rather than 40mW/cm2, which they had previously used. This has the effect of dimming the light but does not affect the wavelength. While both energy levels are perfectly safe for the human eye, reducing the energy further is an additional benefit. Home-based affordable eye therapies With a paucity of affordable deep red-light eye-therapies available, Professor Jeffery has been working for no commercial gain with Planet Lighting UK, a small company in Wales and others, with the aim of producing 670nm infra-red eye ware at an affordable cost, in contrast to some other LED devices designed to improve vision available in the US for over $20,000. “The technology is simple and very safe; the energy delivered by 670nm long wave light is not that much greater than that found in natural environmental light,” Professor Jeffery said. “Given its simplicity, I am confident an easy-to-use device can be made available at an affordable cost to the general public. “In the near future, a once a week three-minute exposure to deep red light could be done while making a coffee, or on the commute listening to a podcast, and such a simple addition could transform eye care and vision around the world.” Study limitations Despite the clarity of the results, researchers say some of the data are “noisy”. While positive effects are clear for individuals following 670nm exposure, the magnitude of improvements can vary markedly between those of similar ages. Therefore, some caution is needed in interpretating the data. It is possible that there are other variables between individuals that influence the degree of improvement that the researchers have not identified so far and would require a larger sample size. This research was funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and Sight Research UK.   Global rise in red/processed meat trade linked to sharp increase in diet-related illness Michigan State University & University of California at Merced, November 22, 2021   The global rise in the red and processed meat trade over the past 30 years is linked to a sharp increase in diet related ill health, with the impact greatest in Northern and Eastern Europe and the island nations of the Caribbean and Oceania, finds an analysis published in the open access journal BMJ Global Health. Health policies should be integrated with agricultural and trade policies among importing and exporting nations as a matter of urgency, to stave off further personal and societal costs, say the researchers. Among continuous urbanisation and income growth, the global red and processed meat trade has risen exponentially to meet demand. This trend has implications for the environment because of the impact it has on land use and biodiversity loss.  And high red and processed meat consumption is linked to a heightened risk of non-communicable diseases, particularly bowel cancer, diabetes, and coronary artery heart disease. The researchers wanted to find out what impact the red and processed meat trade might be having on diet-related non-communicable disease trends and which countries might be particularly vulnerable.  They drew on data on meat production and trade from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) from 1993 to 2018 for 154 countries, focusing on 14 red meat items derived from beef, pork, lamb and goat, and six processed primarily beef and pork items, preserved by smoking, salting, curing, or chemicals. They then calculated the proportions of deaths and years of life lived with disability (DALYs) attributable to diet as a result of bowel cancer, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery heart disease among those aged 25 and over in each country. The global red and processed meat trade increased by more than 148% from 10 metric tonnes in 1993–5 to nearly 25 metric tonnes in 2016–18. While the number of net exporting countries fell from 33 in 1993–5 to 26 in 2016–18, net importing countries rose from 121 to 128.  Developed countries in Europe accounted for half of total red and processed meat exports in 1993–95 and 2016–18.  But developing countries in South America, such as Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay made up nearly 10% in 2016–18, up from around 5% in 1993–5.  Developing countries also increased their meat imports by 342.5% from 2 metric tonnes in 1993–5 to nearly 9 metric tonnes in 2016–18; developed countries doubled theirs from 8 metric tonnes to 16. Diet related attributable death and DALY rates associated with the global meat trade rose in three quarters of the 154 countries between 1993-5 and 2016-18. Worldwide, the researchers calculated that increases in red and processed meat consumption, aligned to increases in trade, accounted for 10,898 attributable deaths in 2016–18, an increase of nearly 75% on the figures for 1993-5.  The global meat trade contributed to increases of 55% and 71%, respectively, in attributable deaths and DALYs in developed countries between 1993-5 and 2016-18.  The equivalent figures in developing countries were significantly higher: 137% and 140%, respectively, largely as a result of increased demand for meat, prompted by rapid urbanisation and income growth, suggest the researchers. Between 1993– 2018, island nations in the Caribbean and Oceania and  countries in Northern and Eastern Europe became particularly vulnerable to diet-related disease and deaths associated with large meat imports.  The island nations have limited land for meat production, so depend heavily on meat imports, while many of the European countries, such as Slovakia, Lithuania and Latvia, benefited from regional trade agreements and tariff exemptions after joining the European Union in 2003-4, which accelerated meat imports, explain the researchers. In 1993–5, the top 10 countries with the highest proportion of deaths attributable to red meat consumption included Tonga, United Arab Emirates, Barbados, Fiji, Gabon, Bahamas, Greece, Malta, Brunei and Saint Lucia.  In 2016–2018, the top 10 included The Netherlands, Bahamas, Tonga, Denmark, Antigua and Barbuda, Seychelles, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Croatia and Greece. The meat trade in these countries accounted for more than 7% of all deaths attributable to diets high in both red and processed meat in 2016-18. The trends in attributable DALYs more or less mirrored those for attributable deaths. Attributable death and DALY rates associated with global meat trade fell in 34 countries between 1993–5 and 2016–18. But this was partly due to population growth exceeding increases in meat imports in 24 countries, while domestic meat production increased in 19.  In more than a half of these countries (20) the absolute number of diet-related deaths and DALYs rose in tandem with increased meat consumption between 1993-5 and 2016-18. And some countries, including Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Germany increasingly acted as net meat exporters, changing their land use, with consequent biodiversity loss. This is an observational study, and as such, can't establish cause. And the researchers acknowledge that many countries import and process red meat items for export, which may have skewed their findings. Nevertheless, they conclude: “This study shows that global increases in red and processed meat trade contribute to the abrupt increase of diet-related [non-communicable diseases]... Future interventions need to urgently integrate health policies with agricultural and trade policies by cooperating between responsible exporting and importing countries.”     Glyphosate levels sharply increase by 1,208% within the human body University of California San Diego The environmental dangers of glyphosate in Roundup and other weed killer products have been well documented. Now new research, from a team led by Paul Mills of the University of California San Diego, has found it could be negatively affecting human health – especially in lower-income communities, as illustrated by the 1,208 percent increase in human glyphosate levels. The study tracked people in southern California over age 50 from the years 1993 to 1996 as well as from 2014 to 2016. Urine samples were collected from these persons (periodically) during that time. Number of persons testing positive for glyphosate in their urine went up by 500 percent within 20 years The researchers determined the percentage of persons testing positive for glyphosate went up an alarming 500 percent during that time period.  And, for some, glyphosate levels surged by a frightening 1,208 percent. A past UK trial of rats fed low doses of glyphosate – over their lifetimes – were found to have a higher risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Research out of King's College in London found this toxic herbicide ingredient can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in rats at just 4 nanograms/kg. By the way, this amount is 437,000 times below levels that are allowed in the United States. In more recent research, the levels of glyphosate in the humans studied were proportionately 100-fold higher. Further research regarding the connection between glyphosate and liver disease are being planned.  But, what we already know has been published in JAMA. Important to note: people who live in rural areas near farms that use Roundup are at the highest risk for exposure.  Yet, traces of this herbicide ingredient – left on fruits and vegetables – can easily make its way into the bloodstream of anyone who consumes these foods. Glyphosate weed killer in Roundup considered “probable carcinogen” by World Health Organization While Roundup was developed to kill weeds, many weed types have actually become resistant to the herbicide. This is causing some farmers to use even more Roundup. Glyphosate has been listed as a “probable human carcinogen” by WHO (the World Health Organization). It has also been linked with birth defects, ADHD and autism. Studies on humans have shown Roundup causes liver damage even when found in “permissible amounts” in tap water. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease currently affects 90 million Americans and is on the verge of becoming a global epidemic. Associated disorders such as diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome are also soaring. Glyphosate in Roundup weed killer INCREASES the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease While the known causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease include overeating, sugary foods and a sedentary lifestyle, some health professionals are beginning to wonder if glyphosate exposure is exacerbating this trend. NAFLD symptoms include chronic fatigue, nausea, abdominal pain and/or swelling, weight loss, jaundice, itching, confusion and swelling of the legs. Untreated, NAFLD can lead to liver cancer and liver failure. Unfortunately, glyphosate residue has been showing up in increasing amounts in our food supply. It has even been detected in wine, table salt and vaccines. So, it really isn't a wonder how glyphosate levels in the human bloodstream have increased by 1,208 percent. If you're outraged by this, take the time to voice your opinion to your state representatives. And, at the very least, eat organic fruits and vegetables – as often as possible to avoid this cancer-causing substance.   Study finds psychedelic microdosing improves mental health University of British Columbia, November 23, 2021 An international study led by UBC Okanagan researchers suggests repeated use of small doses of psychedelics such as psilocybin or LSD can be a valuable tool for those struggling with anxiety and depression. The study, recently published in Nature: Scientific Reports, demonstrated fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression, and greater feelings of wellbeing among individuals who reported consuming psychedelics in small quantities, or microdosing, compared to those who did not. Microdosing involves regular self-administration of psychedelic substances in amounts small enough to not impair normal cognitive functioning. Considering this is the largest psychedelic microdosing study published to date, the results are encouraging, says UBCO doctoral student and lead author Joseph Rootman. "In total, we followed more than 8,500 people from 75 countries using an anonymous self-reporting system—about half were following a microdosing regimen and half were not," Rootman explains. "In comparing microdosers and non-microdosers, there was a clear association between microdosing and fewer symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress—which is important given the high prevalence of these conditions and the substantial suffering they cause." The study is also the first to systematically examine the practice of stacking, or combining microdoses of psychedelics with other substances like niacin, lions mane mushrooms and cacao, which some believe work in conjunction to maximize benefit. Rootman works with Dr. Zach Walsh, a psychology professor in UBCO's Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Dr. Walsh says it's an exciting time for research in this area. "These findings highlight adults who are microdosing to treat their mental health conditions and enhance their wellbeing—rather than simply to get high," says Dr. Walsh. "We have an epidemic of mental health problems, with existing treatments that don't work for everyone. We need to follow the lead of patients who are taking these initiatives to improve their wellbeing and reduce suffering." Study co-author Kalin Harvey is the chief technology officer of Quantified Citizen, a mobile health research platform. He says this study highlights the potential of citizen science. "The use of citizen science allows us to examine the effects of behaviors that are difficult to study in the lab due to regulatory challenges and stigma associated with the now discredited 'war on drugs.'" According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, one in five Canadians personally experience a mental health problem or illness each year. This is one of the many reasons Dr. Walsh says conducting innovative psychological research is imperative. "These cross-sectional findings are promising and highlight the need for further investigation to better determine the impacts of factors like dosage and stacking," explains Dr. Walsh. "While the data is growing to support the use of psychedelics like psilocybin in large doses to treat depression and addiction—our data also helps to expand our understanding of how psychedelics may also help in smaller doses."

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State of emergency in Lithuania over Belarus migrants

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Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 29:31


Lithuania's parliament declares a state of emergency at the country's border with Belarus. Also: scientists warn that oceans are becoming less able to absorb carbon emissions because of rising temperatures, and Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets sell at auction for $8 million.