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Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
29.11.2021 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 8:09


Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Montag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Singapur und Malaysia lockern Reisebeschränkungen Singapur und Malaysia haben nach fast zwei Jahren die Corona-Reisebeschränkungen an ihrer Landesgrenze gelockert. Nun dürfen unter anderem geimpfte Staatsbürger beider Länder wieder über die Grenze, ohne danach in Quarantäne zu müssen. Auch Beschränkungen im Luftverkehr wurden gelockert. Die Grenze zwischen dem Stadtstaat Singapur und Malaysia gilt als eine der verkehrsreichsten der Welt. Zunächst können täglich etwa 3000 Menschen mit speziellen Bussen reisen und müssen sich nur noch einem Corona-Test unterziehen. Vor der Pandemie pendelten täglich etwa 300.000 Menschen von Malaysia nach Singapur. London beruft G7-Treffen zu Corona ein Angesichts der Omikron-Variante des Coronavirus hat Großbritannien ein außerplanmäßiges Treffen der G7-Gesundheitsminister einberufen. Wie die Regierung in London mitteilte, wollen die Fachminister der führenden westlichen Wirtschaftsnationen an diesem Montag über die Lage beraten. Großbritannien hat noch bis Ende des Jahres den Vorsitz der G7-Staaten inne. Mittlerweile wurden in etlichen Ländern - darunter auch Deutschland - Infektionen mit der neuen Variante bestätigt. Zahlreiche Staaten haben Reisebeschränkungen erlassen. Oppositionskandidatin bei Wahl in Honduras vorn Bei der Präsidentenwahl in Honduras liegt die Kandidatin der Linken, Xiomara Castro, in Führung. Nach Auszählung in etwas mehr als einem Drittel der Wahllokale kommt sie auf gut 53 Prozent der Stimmen, wie aus den Ergebnissen der Wahlbehörde des mittelamerikanischen Landes hervorgeht. Der Kandidat der konservativen Regierungspartei Partido Nacional (PN), Nasry Asfura, liegt demnach bei rund 34 Prozent. Castro von der Partei Libre wäre die erste Frau an der Staatsspitze von Honduras. Zudem käme es zu einem Machtwechsel, weil die noch regierende PN nach zwölf Jahren in die Opposition muss. Regierungspartei bei Wahl in Kirgistan vorn Bei der Parlamentswahl im zentralasiatischen Kirgistan hat sich das Regierungslager erwartungsgemäß behauptet. Nach Auszählung von mehr als 90 Prozent der Stimmen lag die Partei Ata-Schurt (Vaterland) mit 16,5 Prozent als stärkste Kraft vorn. Die ebenfalls regierenden Parteien Ischenim (Vertrauen) und Yntymak (Einvernehmen) kamen auf 13,2 und 10,5 Prozent der Stimmen. Die oppositionelle Allianz erzielte nach offiziellen Angaben 8,0 Prozent. Die Wahlbeteiligung lag bei 33 Prozent. Im Oktober vorigen Jahres hatte es nach einer umstrittenen Parlamentswahl einen gewaltsamen Umsturz gegeben. EU will härter gegen Schleuser am Ärmelkanal vorgehen Bei einem Krisentreffen zur Migration über den Ärmelkanal haben Frankreich, Belgien, die Niederlande und Deutschland einen härteren Kampf gegen Schleuser vereinbart. Frankreichs Innenminister Gérald Darmanin teilte nach dem Gespräch in Calais mit, außerdem habe man Großbritannien aufgefordert, legale Migrationswege zu schaffen und die illegale Beschäftigung von Migranten und Flüchtlingen zu erschweren. Vor wenigen Tagen waren im Ärmelkanal 27 Menschen auf dem Weg nach Großbritannien ertrunken, nachdem ihr kleines Boot gekentert war. Louis-Vuitton-Designer Virgil Abloh ist tot Der US-Designer Virgil Abloh ist im Alter von 41 Jahren gestorben. Das teilte das französische Luxus-Modelabel Louis Vuitton mit, bei dem Abloh für die Männermode verantwortlich war. Der langjährige Kreativberater von Rapper Kanye West habe seit mehreren Jahren an Krebs gelitten. Der Einstieg des früheren Architekten bei dem Luxuslabel hatte für Aufsehen gesorgt, weil er der erste schwarze US-Bürger in dieser Position war. Nach eigenen Angaben wollte Abloh seine Position nutzen, um Gleichberechtigung und Inklusion in der Modebranche zu fördern.

Real Estate Espresso
The Hidden Tax of Inflation

Real Estate Espresso

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 5:23


On today's show we're talking about the hidden taxes that result from printing money. Those who have studied history will know that any time you debase the currency by printing, it has the effect of destroying the fabric of a society. This has happened throughout history time and again. While the rate of inflation has been somewhat low over the past decade, we've been living with it. But we've also gone through two major movements that have caused a reduction in costs. The first movement has been the technology revolution. If you think back to the 1980's, even the most basic of personal computers was priced at $4,000. That was a huge sum of money at that time. It was the equivalent of two months of salary at that time. Today, you can buy a much more powerful computer for under $1,000. Each generation of technology innovation has in fact lowered the cost of many durable goods and lowered the cost of many capital expenses. The second movement has been the globalization of manufacturing. In the 1970's, most manufactured goods were sourced locally in the same country. China was still a captive economy. Japan was the first country to start exporting manufactured goods in a large way. Today, most of our consumer goods are made in low cost geographies in Asia. Manufacturing was outsourced to Japan until Japan was too expensive. Then manufacturing was moved to Taiwan until that was too expensive. Then manufacturing went to China in search of lower cost labor. With its vast population, China seemed like an infinite pool of low cost labor until costs in China went up. Manufacturers then went to Malaysia then Thailand and the Philippines and Vietnam and India. Today, Bangladesh supplies more than its fair share of clothing. We kept driving down manufacturing costs with access to lower cost labor. But eventually, that band-aid solution eventually runs out when there is no more cheap labour left to exploit. We are not there yet. There are a lot of people still earning a lower wage than in the west. But it will happen eventually. When you have inflation, there are six hidden taxes. But these taxes don't apply equally to everyone in the economy. 1) There is a transfer of wealth from the lender to the borrower. 2) Some Assembly Required 3) Government is the biggest borrower of all. See #1. 4) Capital Gains Tax on assets priced higher due to depreciating currency. 5) Understating CPI means less money for entitlement programs 6) Holding bonds on central bank balance sheet skews market forces for interest rates.

Bike Life
Making the Journey Yours

Bike Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 32:16


Today, we are joined by Susan Doram. Susan is a published writer, award-winning personal trainer, cycle coach, and worldwide solo cyclist.In 2017, Susan set off for a 2 ½ year solo cycling tour around the world. Her epic journey took her through 15 countries on four continents! It was a “slow cycle” tour, and she credits her bike for helping her meet the most interesting people, especially her Warmshowers hosts, some of whom she is still in touch with today. She returned home to the UK in 2020, just before the pandemic lockdown and in time for her 50th birthday. Before her journey, she spent a full two years planning and organizing her trip. The whole idea of a long cycle tour scared Susan. So in 2015, she announced to everyone that she planned to take a round-the-world cycle tour just to push herself into actually doing it. Since returning, Susan shares her story to hopefully motivate others to set off on their own cycle adventures. Before Susan left, she read all of the books about touring, which made her believe the trip would be absolutely grueling; cycling all day and night. But in fact, a cycle tour doesn't have to be that way; it can be whatever you want it to be. The beauty of the bicycle is that it takes you off the beaten track and into so many places that you would not see if you were in a car. Sometimes, not following the recommended, traditional route allows you to see and do some pretty amazing things.Susan recalls some of the highlights from her trip, including; the best food she ate, which was in South Korea, Taiwan has fantastic cycle routes with people cheering you on along the way, cycling the Pacific Coastal Highway is beautiful, but going inland off the path can take you to some amazing places. Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia are all very cycle-friendly. Her favorite place to cycle was in Southeast Asia, where she felt very safe and welcomed. Susan's tour motivated her to become a cycling coach. Her new venture, teaching people how to ride and tour, is so inspiring. She recently taught a woman in her 70s to ride for the first time. Susan's enthusiasm for cycling is contagious, and her goal is to get more people out there riding.You can follow Susan on Instagram at @SusanLongHaulTrucker and learn more about her adventures on her website SusanDoram.com. Join our community at Warmshowers.org, or you can reach Tahverlee at tahverlee@warmshowers.org.Follow us on Instagram; @Warmshowers_org

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille
IBM: Big Blue Banking On Hybrid Cloud

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 24:50


This year, IBM celebrates its 60th anniversary in Malaysia. But following the sudden closure of its Global Delivery Center in May, how committed is IBM to its Malaysian investments? We speak to Managing Director of IBM Malaysia Catherine Lian on this, as well as the broader pivot of the group to new technologies such as hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence (A.I.).

Discovery
The Evidence: Healthcare pushed out by the pandemic

Discovery

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 50:29


As all eyes have been on the virus, other serious killer diseases took a backseat. Resources and staff were diverted, lockdowns were common all over the world and a very real fear of Covid-19 kept people away from clinics and hospitals. Claudia Hammond and her expert panel from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America look at the devastating impact of the pandemic on illnesses other than Covid, on global killers like tuberculosis, polio, measles and HIV/Aids. And they hear that the worldwide disruption to cancer care will inevitably lead to late diagnoses, late-stage cancer treatment and more deaths. Dr Ramya Ananthakrishnan runs REACH, which supports, cares for and organises treatment for TB patients in Chennai, India's fourth most populous city. She tells Claudia about how hard the pandemic hit the work they do. Claudia's guests include Dr Abeeba Kamarulzaman, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Diseases at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the President of the International Aids Society; Dr Lucica Ditiu, respiratory physician originally from Romania, Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, Geneva, Switzerland; Dr Balcha Masresha, coordinator of the measles and rubella programmes for the World Health Organisation in Brazzaville, Congo and cancer physician Dr Carlos Barrios, Director of the Latin American Clinical Oncology Research Group from Brazil. Produced by: Fiona Hill and Maria Simons Studio Engineer: Bob Nettles

吃史 Eat History
吃史EP79 肉骨茶與馬來亞的愛恨情仇(下)

吃史 Eat History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 14:50


肉骨茶的身世之謎下集來囉~一起聽聽看吧! 資料來源: 新加坡的經濟奇蹟(香港城市大學,2010)https://www.cityu.edu.hk/upress/pub/media//catalog/product/files/9789629371821_preview.pdf 大英百科:Malaysia 條目 https://www.britannica.com/place/Malaysia/Political-transformation 大英百科:Singapore 條目 https://www.britannica.com/place/Singapore/History 無中生有的新加坡觀光業(撰文:文現深,天下雜誌第45期)https://www.cw.com.tw/article/5103688 昭南島時代:新加坡「被」遺忘的族群傷痕 (撰文:萬宗綸,轉角國際 udn global)http://global.udn.com/global_vision/story/8664/1219610 要人閉嘴的法律國家:新加坡人可以「不聽話」嗎?(轉角國際 udn global)https://global.udn.com/global_vision/story/8663/5852753 梁文道:肉骨茶起源之謎?http://www.commentshk.com/2008/06/blog-post_20.html 到肉骨茶起源地巴生,吃過一次就再也無法回頭(撰文:BJ周,關鍵評論網)https://www.thenewslens.com/article/71067 小額贊助支持本節目: https://pay.firstory.me/user/ckgg4ak6hoq460875ylcn8h2p 留言告訴我你對這一集的想法: https://open.firstory.me/story/ckwgikm9b0bww0e20ityvkdru?m=comment Powered by Firstory Hosting

Mastering Midlife Podcast
Tea and Leadership Series - Overcoming Distraction

Mastering Midlife Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 8:23


My friend, Helen Appleby and I recorded a series of conversations for LinkedIn last year discussing the challenges our clients face in their Senior Leadership positions.  We received so much great feedback that I decided to release them as podcast episodes for you to experience. Today's show explores how we help our clients (and ourselves) carve out the time to do the important work that needs our full attention.  "Billions of dollars are spent on getting your attention.  It takes unnatural acts to get it back..”  – Mark J. Silverman When something happens, we react from our memory/conditioning far more than reality. The power of a zoom buddy work session The power of two hours of deep work… not negotiable focus time The power or noise canceling headphones and focus music My Favorite: https://www.stevenhalpernmusic.com Helen Appleby is a British, New York based Executive Coach, Author, Speaker and Leadership Trainer who has a strong track record of leadership and commercial success. Prior to becoming a full-time coach, she was a Global Business Leader for GlaxoSmithKline where she led the $1bn Respiratory Health business in Consumer Healthcare. Her career at GSK and Unilever spanned 6 countries and she has lived and worked in Canada, the UK, Cyprus, Dubai, Malaysia and the USA. She is the author of “The Unwritten Rules of Women's Leadership” book, course and podcast. Are you a busy, overwhelmed business leader? Through my work as an author and executive coach, I've discovered the 10 lies we all tell ourselves that keep us away from true productivity and creativity.  If constant firefighting is part of your daily grind, I have a free gift for you.  My “10 Uncomfortable Truths” about overwhelm, from “Only 10s, Confront Your To-Do List – Transform Your Life.” Go to www.markjsilverman.com, click on the red banner and receive your 10 videos (one minute, one per day) as well as the first chapter of the book.  While you are there, check out some of the other ways I may be able to help you on the journey. Mastering Midlife...Together! Thanks for tuning into today's episode of the Mastering Midlife Podcast: How to Thrive When the World Asks the Most of You with Mark Silverman. If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review. Be sure to visit our website and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube and don't forget to share your favorite episodes on social media.

The Coconuts Podcast
Social distancing double standards in Singapore, with Carolyn Teo | The Coconuts Podcast | Nov. 26, 2021

The Coconuts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 63:23


One might think that everybody would be happy with the return of restrictions-free concerts, yet Singaporeans are decrying alleged double standards ahead of a charity show by the island's darling golden boy JJ Lin. Coconuts Singapore's Carolyn Teo talks to us about why Singaporeans are miffed, why the public reaction may or may not be overblown, and a particular fun fact associating JJ Lin with Changi International Airport. Listen in!Other stories include:YouTuber gifts girlfriend with P1-million money bouquet on her birthday | Indonesian woman reports son to police for selling furniture, roof to fund dates with girlfriend | Michelle Yeoh to co-produce 1MDB docu-drama | Pro-democracy clothing store Chickeeduck to exit Hong Kong next year | Director accused of beating woman last night after Jam Factory event | Millions of US vaccine doses heading to Myanmar refugees in Thailand: report | International flights might only come to Bali next year: airport official | Singapore, Malaysia to reopen land borders for vaxxed travelers next weekThe Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.The Coconuts Podcast is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!

Misterios
Informe Enigma T7 x 07:Desaparición del Malaysia MH653 · Aleister Crowley y Anton Lavey · Interferencias del Más Allá

Misterios

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 123:15


Sumario Informe Enigma Dirige y Presenta: Jorge Ríos Escúchanos cada viernes de 23:00h a 01:00h en directo en Radio Platja d'Aro. Síguenos a través de nuestras redes sociales o contacta con nosotros en el siguiente correo electrónico: enigma-rpa@hotmail.com Contacto Yolanda Martínez: 647552954 Contacto StillNoufred Palamós: 629535811 Contacto Verde Limón Palamós: 609532867 Primera parte T7X07 1/ El vuelo MH653 fue el primer siniestro de muchos de la conocido compañía aérea Malaysia Airlines. Despegó de la pista 22 del Aeropuerto Internacional de Penang a las 19:21 con destino al Aeropuerto Subang de Kuala Lumpur, actualmente Aeropuerto Sultán Abdul Aziz Shah. El piloto de la aeronave era el capitán G.K. Ganjoor. Aproximadamente a las 19:54, a una altitud de 1.200 metros sobre Batu Arang y descendiendo hacia la pista 33 del aeropuerto de Subang, el capitán reportó la torre de control un "secuestrador desconocido" a bordo. La torre se comunicó con las autoridades, quienes iniciaron preparaciones de emergencia en el aeropuerto. Varios minutos después, sin embargo, el capitán Ganjoor envió un mensaje diciendo "ahora nos dirigimos a Singapur", sin embargo, el vuelo nunca llego a este destino. A las 20:15, se perdió la comunicación con la aeronave. A las 20:36, los residentes de Tanjung Kupang reportaron haber oído explosiones y ver piezas del fuselaje en llamas en un pantano. Estas fueron identificadas como los restos del vuelo MH653. No hubo supervivientes y ninguno de los cuerpos recuperados pudo ser reconocido. Hoy, con Iván Castro Palacios conoceremos más acerca del primer accidente aéreo de la compañía Malaysia Airlines. 1/ Por un lado, tenemos a Aleister Crowley, Ocultista, poeta, espía, alpinista, mago y profeta. “El hombre más depravado del mundo”, según la prensa; “La Bestia”, según su madre; y "uno de los 100 británicos más importantes del siglo XX", según la BBC. Nadie sabe, en realidad, qué o quién fue porque en su figura convergen mitos y datos con la misma fluidez con la que él mezclaba magia y ciencia en sus rituales. Y, por otro lado, tenemos a Anton Szandor LaVey, domador de leones, fotógrafo de sucesos y organista profesional, antes de fundar en 1966 la Iglesia de Satán, y un Showman que supo sacar provecho de esta última faceta. Sin embargo, ¿Eran siervos de Satán? ¿Era Aleister Crowley el gurú de los Beatles? ¿Existe Realmente una biblia satánica escrita por Anton Lavey? Todo esto y mucho más a continuación con el Padre Manuel Adolfo Acuña. 2/ Yolanda Martínez en Voces del Más Allá regresa con "INTERFERENCIAS" desde el más allá. Voces que interactúan en nuestras conversaciones y en ocasiones, se cuelan en nuestras llamadas de teléfono.

Just Animals
Sun Bear Extravaganza with Wong from BSBCC!

Just Animals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 73:32


For our extra special Thanksgiving episode we have this week, we not only discuss the smallest the bear in the world, but also joining us is the one and only Wong (the founder) from the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)! Many thanks to Wong and his team for their beyond phenomenal organization! We loved having you on the show and look forward to having you back in the future! A little about Wong, he is one of the few Malaysian wildlife biologists who was trained in Taiwan and U.S.A., has been studying and working on the ecological conservation of the sun bear since 1998. More Information on Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre: "The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) is the only sun bear conservation centre in the world. It was founded in Sabah, Malaysia in 2008. The mission of the BSBCC is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research." To learn more and donate to the this exceptional centre please visit https://www.bsbcc.org.my/donate.html You can also find the BSBCC on instagram @bsbcc! For merch, click here https://shop.spreadshirt.com/just-animals-podcast/ As always, we love hearing from you guys! Send us an email at justanimalspod@gmail.com Find us on Instagram @justanimalspod --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/justanimals/message

Unreasonable Fridays
The CuntCast Ep. 58 | Tits Akimbo

Unreasonable Fridays

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 98:30


N'Jaila and Aaron talk public exhaustion, the Eternals, a brand new condom introduced in Malaysia, and a book recommendation for those introduced in fae anatomy. Host: @blasianbytch Co-Host: @ansfreeman

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith
Sharon Wee: Growing up in a Nonya Kitchen

Cooking the Books with Gilly Smith

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 31:57


This week, Gilly is with New York food writer, Sharon Wee whose book Growing up in a Nonya Kitchen tells the story of Peranakan cuisine, a largely unknown type of cookery from Singapore, Malaysia and Malacca which was part of a craft culture binding Chinese women, including Sharon's mother, into the fabric of a very particular lifestyle.Sharon's book which first came out in 2012 in Singapore has become much better known as the subject of plagiarism in an astonishing story that has gripped the food community over the last few months. She's not allowed to talk about it for legal reasons, and Gilly is much more interested in a food culture that was part of her early childhood in Penang, so here's the story of the nonyas and the babas and a little known cuisine."If you'd like to get online access, ckbk has a 50% Black Friday offer on annual subscriptions, giving unlimited online access to more than 500 cookbooks including Growing up in a Nonya Kitchen: https://app.ckbk.com/subscribeYou can access the book online, and pre-order a print copy, here: https://app.ckbk.com/book/9814346365/growing-up-in-a-nonya-kitchen See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Health Design Podcast
Mary Donovan, Assistant Dean Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.

The Health Design Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:49


Mary Donovan is the Assistant Dean for Standardized Patients (SPs) & Experiential Learning at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She has served at Georgetown as administrative director and educator for the Integrated Learning and Simulation Center since 2007, providing medical students with clinical learning and assessment opportunities through SP education and simulation. These methodologies use professionally trained actors, retired teachers and others to portray specific patients and families in a broad spectrum of healthcare experiences for learners – a safe space to develop clinical and communication skills and receive feedback from the patient perspective. Prior to Georgetown, she held a faculty position as senior SP trainer at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and as academic-affairs staff at Johns Hopkins Medical School. Prior to her work in med-ed experiential learning, she managed a forum of women in international trade and diplomacy, taught as adjunct faculty on Georgetown's main campus in the mid-90s, served as marketing manager for a B2B organization, and as chapter liaison for a national trade association. In the early days of online journal search-and-retrieval and library automation, she worked as a researcher at the National Library of Medicine, Library of Congress and other libraries. While in college and beyond, she worked for the UVa Hospital Education system, teaching children with disabilities from birth to age 21. Mary presented (virtually) at the Ottawa Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a finalist for the IMU-RHIME Award for Innovation in March of 2020, and won an innovation award for her presentation at the international Association for Standardized Patient Educators in 2011. From 2016-18 she served as Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Consortium of med-school clinical-skills programs. In 2016, GUMC honored her as a “bridge-builder” in the Ongoing Engagement and Consultation initiative. She recently joined the editorial board for the Journal of Health Design, published in Melbourne, Australia. She joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1999; speaking roles to-date have landed on the cutting-room floor, but she (or her old Honda Civic) can be seen as background in various TV and film productions. Mary's artwork has sold in art fairs and hospital exhibitions, and through personal commissions. Her days as a publically performing singer and guitarist are largely in the past, but she dreams of resurrecting half-written original songs someday. Other work that will never retire – writing short stories, children's books, a memoir, a novel and personal essays. Meanwhile, she launched a blog/website in early 2021: marymuffindonovan.com She received her BA in English from the University of Virginia, MA in Liberal Studies from Georgetown University and MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Twitter: @marydonobird Instagram: @maryfdonz Facebook: /mary.donovan.75457 Website: marymuffindonovan.com

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille
Next Chapter For Malaysia-Cuba Relations?

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 24:01


Malaysia-Cuban relations have been established since 1975, but why has bilateral economic activity remained minimal? Ambassador Batista Gonzalez explains the challenges to enhancing bilateral cooperation as well as potential areas that should be explored for mutual benefit. He also provides an overview of the pandemic effect on Cuba, including its effort to vaccinate the population with homegrown vaccines. Image credit: Shutterstock.com

Copywriters Podcast
The Most Persuasive Story Structure on Earth, With Kenneth Yu

Copywriters Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021


We've got a very special guest today, Kenneth Yu. I really want to thank him for staying up very late to join us. As we're recording this, it's the middle of the night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where Ken is based. He's going to tell us about what he calls “the most persuasive story structure on Earth,” and he has a point. He calls it “the scalable parable,” and this refers to the way religious stories are structured. Now, from a sales point of view, the Holy Bible had sold five billion copies, according to the Guinness Book of world records, and that was 1995. More than any other book in the English language, and almost certainly more than any other book in the world. Scalable parables are great in religious texts, but what about in copy? We'll find out today. Ken is going to tell how he used this religious story structure to get the number one biz-op Clickbank offer last year. More important, he's going to tell you what you need to do to use this same structure in your own copy. Ken's got some amazing copywriting street cred. He's written for big online publishers including Agora and Mind Valley. He's also worked in the big corporate advertising markets with the Ogilvy agency, and picked up a handful of international awards for his work. Here's what I asked him: Could we start with what you did on Clickbank that worked so well for you? I'm very curious to know, how did you discover this holy grail formula, the scalable parable? Ken, why is storytelling more important to a company's revenues than most people think? When you say, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” which we've all heard before, you have a special meaning for that phrase. Could you tell us about it? What's different and more powerful about religion-based storytelling? What are the steps to creating a holy grail story? Please tell us how this all fits into creating a “tribe of customers,” and how to do that? Finally, how can people find out more about The Scalable Parable? Link to Ken's site: https://scalableparable.com/garfinkel/Download.

American Shoreline Podcast Network
The Journalist's Perspective of COP26 with Nadiah Rosli

American Shoreline Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 58:16


On this week's episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham reflect on the coverage of COP26 with Nadiah Rosli, a freelance journalist and conservation communicator based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Nadia was one of 22 journalists from the Global South exclusively selected to cover COP26, the United Nations climate change conference Glasgow, Scotland. Nadiah had direct access to the Malaysian delegation as well as press access to the entire event. Nadiah gives us a COP26 "vibe check" and talks about her impressions of the global response to climate change. Spoiler alert: tears were shed. We also talk about Nadiah's reporting in Malaysia and the importance of environmental reporting in developing parts of the world. Get the inside scoop from COP26, right here, on the American Shoreline Podcast, the flagship of ASPN!

Unreached of the Day
Pray for the Balinese in Malaysia

Unreached of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 1:01


  People Group Details:  https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10606 Listen to "A Third of Us" podcast with Greg Kelley, produced by the Alliance for the Unreached: https://alliancefortheunreached.org/podcast/ Watch "Stories of Courageous Christians" w/ Mark Kordic https://storiesofcourageouschristians.com/stories-of-courageous-christians  

Thoth-Hermes Podcast
Season 7-Episode 13 – Chinese Magic(k)-Jason Read

Thoth-Hermes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 103:45


In today's episode I have the great pleasure to talk to UK based author of two books and more to follow soon, teacher, martial artist and specialist on Daoist witchcraft, alchemy and magic, Jason Read. Jason's path started like probably a lot of ours out there with visiting a local bookstore. Getting his hands on Dion Fortunes ‘Psychic Self Defence' was just the first step in embarking on a journey of long and serious studies of Western Esotericism where he became familiar with the Golden Dawn's system as well as with Aleister Crowley's writings and a lot more important cornerstones in Western Esoteric Tradition. However, after some time Jason felt that he had to go back to some of the more original sources of Western Esotericism such as the writings of Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa and after embracing a Neoplatonic path he finally found himself to be attracted by references to Chinese magic made in Kenneth Grant's works. Fascinated by the Chinese traditions Jason decided to live and work in Asia for some time and learned Mandarin fluently. Soon he felt the need to look into forbidden occult Chinese practices in depth but something seemed to be missing to him personally so he relocated to Malaysia where he not only met his future wife but also came across his teacher and entered a 12 years long apprenticeship in the Maoshan tradition, a specific branch of Daoist practice. Find those book to buy HERE In this episode of the show we talk about all those common things that Daoism and Western magic share, point out one often enough overlooked key to magical systems in general and discuss the Western idea of Daoism as an invention.  Jason sheds some light on the various branches of Daoism and explains the differences between the Northern and the Southern branch in great detail as well as a lot of parallels to Western magical ideas. We'll go into detail about certain shamanistic practices as the base of an original Chinese magical system and Jason will explain the practice of Qi Gong versus Neigong and the aim of the latter which is quite in harmony with a lot of Western alchemical and spiritual practices. We also touch on the importance of the landscape surrounding the magician and the inclusion of ancestors for his workings. Of course, Jason's two books ‘Thunder Magic' and ‘Fox Magic' that have already been published with Mandrake will be an important topic and he will open up on his motivation using a certain terminology in his writings. Both books are highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn more about Chinese magical concepts in a profound yet quick and accessible way and the next book in his series will be ‘Practical Chinese Magic' which should be out soon, also published by Mandrake. In this most recent book Jason aims for covering the fundamentals that a skilled Western magician can take out and apply to his practice. Music played in this episode Exist Trace (イグジストトレイス, Iguzisuto Toreisu, stylized as exist†trace) is a Japanese visual kei rock band, consisting entirely of female members. The members originate from Tokyo, and initially formed in June 2003. The founding members are Jyou, Naoto, and Mally, who met Miko and Omi after placing an advertisement for guitarists. To date, Exist Trace has released four albums, eight EPs, and nine singles.In addition, the band has appeared on eleven compilation albums and three omnibus DVDs, plus their self-released 2012 concert DVD Just Like a Virgin. Exist Trace made their U.S. debut at Sakura-Con 2011 in Seattle, Washington. On June 15, 2011, they made their major label debut on Tokuma Japan Communications with the EP True. Their song "I Feel You" was featured in Nadeshiko Japan's official 2012 guidebook DVD...

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.19.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 56:12


Study: Sustainable eating is cheaper and healthier Oxford University, November 11, 2021 Oxford University research has today revealed that, in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia and across Western Europe, adopting a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian diet could slash your food bill by up to one-third. The study, which compared the cost of seven sustainable diets to the current typical diet in 150 countries, using food prices from the World Bank's International Comparison Program, was published in The Lancet Planetary Health. (next) Meta-analysis concludes resveratrol beneficially modulates glycemic control in diabetics Zagazig University and Suez Canal University (Egypt), October 29 2021.  Findings from a meta-analysis of clinical trials published in Medicina Clinica (Barcelona) revealed an association between supplementing with resveratrol and improvements in glycemic control. “This systematic review and meta-analysis is the first to consider resveratrol's efficacy on glycemic and cardiometabolic parameters in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).” (next) Exercise linked to better mental health Kaiser Permanente Research, November 11, 2021 Kaiser Permanente research published in Preventive Medicine showed people who exercised more during the initial lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced less anxiety and depression than those who didn't exercise. It also showed that people who spent more time outdoors typically experienced lower levels of anxiety and depression than those who stayed inside. (next) Bedtime linked with heart health University of Exeter (UK), November 9, 2021 Going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or later bedtimes, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Digital Health, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "While we cannot conclude causation from our study, the results suggest that early or late bedtimes may be more likely to disrupt the body clock, with adverse consequences for cardiovascular health." (NEXT) Garlic compounds may boost cardio health indirectly via gut microbiota National Taiwan University, November 6 2021 Allicin from garlic may prevent the metabolism of unabsorbed L-carnitine or choline into TMAO, a compound linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. TMAO – or trimethylamine N-oxide – has been known to be generated from dietary carnitine through metabolism of gut microbiota, and was recently reported to be an “important gut microbiota-dependent metabolite to cause cardiovascular diseases.”  New data indicated that carnitine-fed lab mice showed a “remarkable increase in plasma TMAO levels”, compared with lab mice fed a control (no carnitine). However, when allicin supplements were provided with the carnitine diet, TMAO levels were significantly reduced.   (NEXT) Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring University of Texas Health Science Center, November 9, 2021 Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston  The drug, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC), is a synthetic progestogen that was frequently used by women in the 1950s and 1960s, and is still prescribed to women today to help prevent preterm birth.  (OTHER NEWS NEXT) 2,433 Dead Babies in VAERS as Another Study Shows mRNA Shots Not Safe for Pregnant Women by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News, November 7, 2021 There have now been 2,433 fetal deaths recorded in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) from pregnant women who have been injected with one of the COVID-19 shots. The vast majority of these have been from the Pfizer shot (1,862 deaths) and the Moderna shot (656 deaths.) There have been more fetal deaths in the past 11 months following COVID-19 shots than there have been for the past 30+ years following ALL vaccines (2,198 – Source.) Last month (October, 2021) the New England Journal of Medicine admitted that the original study used to justify the CDC and the FDA in recommending the shots to pregnant women was flawed. (Source.) Since then, researchers in New Zealand have conducted a new study on the original data, and concluded: A re-analysis of these figures indicates a cumulative incidence of spontaneous abortion ranging from 82% (104/127) to 91% (104/114), 7–8 times higher than the original authors' results. (Source.) And yet, the CDC and FDA still continue to recommend the shots for pregnant women, even though a correct analysis on the original data shows that 82% to 91% of pregnant women will suffer miscarriages if their unborn child is less than 20 weeks old. (Source.) VAERS is a passive system that is severely under reported. The CDC and FDA have never conducted a study to determine what this under-reported factor is, but independent scientists have, and we have previously published the analysis conducted by Dr. Jessica Rose, who has determined that a conservative under-reported factor would be X41. See: STUDY: Government's Own Data Reveals that at Least 150,000 Probably DEAD in U.S. Following COVID-19 Vaccines This means that there have probably been at least 99,753 fetal deaths following COVID-19 injections so far. Here is a video report we made on this last month with some very unfortunate gruesome examples of what these shots are doing to unborn babies. 1,969 Fetal Deaths Recorded Following COVID-19 Shots but Criminal CDC Recommends Pregnant Women Get the Shot UPDATE – November 7, 2021 PM A couple of hours after publishing this article, a video that has been circulating on the Internet of an interview with a Funeral Director in the UK became known to me. He has been in practice for over 3 years and is identified as “Wesley,” and was interviewed by a group called “Resistance GB.” He claims that last fall was one the slowest periods of seeing deaths for all funeral directors, but when the COVID-19 shots were introduced, deaths started dramatically increasing. It started with the elderly, but then by April they were seeing large numbers of people in their 30s and 40s. Many of them were dying of myocarditis. Now, they are seeing unprecedented numbers of newborn babies, and they are piling up in hospital refrigerators. Some are full term, some are pre-term, he claims. The UK originally recommended that pregnant women and nursing mothers should NOT get the experimental COVID shots, but like the CDC in the U.S., they eventually changed their recommendation to encourage pregnant women to get the shots. (NEXT) An ethical analysis of vaccinating children against COVID-19: benefits, risks, and issues of global health equity Johns Hopkins University, Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative, Wageningen University - The Netherlands, University of Oxford, Abstract We argue that it is currently unclear whether routine COVID-19 vaccination of healthy children is ethically justified in most contexts, given the minimal direct benefit that COVID-19 vaccination provides to children, the potential for rare risks to outweigh these benefits and undermine vaccine confidence, and substantial evidence that COVID-19 vaccination confers adequate protection to risk groups, such as older adults, without the need to vaccinate children. We conclude that child COVID-19 vaccination in wealthy communities before adults in poor communities worldwide is ethically unacceptable and consider how policy deliberations might evolve in light of future developments. (NEXT) What's Driving Global Deforestation? Organized Crime, Beef, Soy, Palm Oil and Wood Products Jennifer Devine,  Counterpunch, November 17, 2021 Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, an area larger than the state of Indiana. Nearly all of it is in the tropics. From my research on social and environmental issues in Latin America, I know that four consumer goods are responsible for the majority of global deforestation: beef, soy, palm oil, and wood pulp and paper products. Together these commodities are responsible for the loss of nearly 12 million acres (5 million hectares) annually. There's also a fifth, less publicized key driver: organized crime, including illegal drug trafficking. The dominant role of beef Among major products that promote deforestation, beef is in a class by itself. Beef production is now estimated to be the biggest driver of deforestation worldwide, accounting for 41% of global forest losses. In the Amazon alone, cattle ranching accounts for 80% of deforestation. From 2000 to 2011, beef production emitted nearly 200 times more greenhouse gases than soy, and 60 times more than oil palm in tropical countries with high deforestation rates. Soy and palm oil: Ubiquitous ingredients Together, soy and palm oil drive nearly 10% of deforestation annually – almost 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares). Clearing land for palm oil plantations fuels large-scale rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia, where most of the world's palm oil is produced. Palm oil is the most commonly produced, consumed and traded vegetable oil. Some 60% of the 66 million tons produced globally every year is used to produce energy in the form of biofuel, power and heat. About 40% is used for food, animal feed and chemical products. Palm oil is an ingredient in half of all products found at the supermarket, including margarine, shampoos, frozen pizza and detergents. Soy production has doubled globally in the past 20 years. Nearly 80% of global soy is fed to cows, chickens, pigs and farmed fish. This demand reflects the tripling of global meat production over the past 50 years. Wood products Wood products are responsible for about 5% of annual global deforestation, or about 1.2 million acres (500,000 hectares) yearly. Wood is widely used for home construction and furniture, and also as a pulp source for paper and fabric. And in low-income nations and rural areas, it's an important fuel source for heating and cooking. The three largest paper-producing countries are the U.S., Canada and China. Illegal deforestation and organized crime Another industry plays an important role, especially in tropical forests: organized crime. Large, lucrative industries offer opportunities to move and launder money; as a result, in many parts of the world, deforestation is driven by the drug trade. In South America and Central America, drug trafficking organizations are the vanguard of deforestation. Drug traffickers are illegally logging forests in the Amazon and hiding cocaine in timber shipments to Europe. In my research, I have analyzed how traffickers illegally log and raise cattle in protected areas in Central America to launder money and claim drug smuggling territory. Other scholars estimate that 30% to 60% of deforestation in the region is “narco-deforestation.” Forest Trends analysis, exports tied to illegal deforestation are worth US$61 billion annually and are responsible for 25% of total global tropical deforestation. (NEXT) ‘This Must Not Happen': If Unhalted, Permian Basin Fracking Will Unleash 40 Billion Tons of CO2 by 2050 As activists at the COP26 summit continue to denounce the “massive” gap between wealthy governments' lofty rhetoric and their woefully inadequate plans for addressing the climate emergency, a new analysis of projected extraction in the Permian Basin in the U.S. Southwest exposes the extent to which oil and gas executives' refusal to keep fossil fuels in the ground puts humanity's future in jeopardy. “While climate science tells us that we must consume 40% less oil in 2030, Permian producers plan to grow production more than 50%.” Released Tuesday by Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law, the second chapter of The Permian Basin Climate Bomb warns that if the drilling and fracking boom that has turned the Permian Basin into “the world's single most prolific oil and gas field” over the past decade is allowed to persist unabated for the next three decades, it will generate nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide by mid-century. “With global markets flush with Permian oil and gas, it can only be harder to steer the world's economy toward clean energy.” “While climate science tells us that we must consume 40% less oil in 2030, Permian producers plan to grow production more than 50%” from 2021 to 2030, said Stockman. “This must not happen.” “If left unchecked,” the report notes, “the Permian could continue to produce huge amounts of oil, gas, and gas liquids for decades to come. With global markets flush with Permian oil and gas, it can only be harder to steer the world's economy toward clean energy.” (NEXT) Wall Street's Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class By Whitney Webb A project of the multilateral development banking system, the Rockefeller Foundation and the New York Stock Exchange recently created a new asset class that will put, not just the natural world, but the processes underpinning all life, up for sale under the guise of promoting “sustainability.” Last month, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced it had developed a new asset class and accompanying listing vehicle meant “to preserve and restore the natural assets that ultimately underpin the ability for there to be life on Earth.” Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations “that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.” These NACs will then maintain, manage and grow the natural assets they commodify, with the end of goal of maximizing the aspects of that natural asset that are deemed by the company to be profitable. Though described as acting like “any other entity” on the NYSE, it is alleged that NACs “will use the funds to help preserve a rain forest or undertake other conservation efforts, like changing a farm's conventional agricultural production practices.” Yet, as explained towards the end of this article, even the creators of NACs admit that the ultimate goal is to extract near-infinite profits from the natural processes they seek to quantify and then monetize. NYSE COO Michael Blaugrund alluded to this when he said the following regarding the launch of NACs: “Our hope is that owning a natural asset company is going to be a way that an increasingly broad range of investors have the ability to invest in something that's intrinsically valuable, but, up to this point, was really excluded from the financial markets.” Framed with the lofty talk of “sustainability” and “conservation”, media reports on the move in outlets like Fortune couldn't avoid noting that NACs open the doors to “a new form of sustainable investment” which “has enthralled the likes of BlackRock CEO Larry Fink over the past several years even though there remain big, unanswered questions about it.” Fink, one of the world's most powerful financial oligarchs, is and has long been a corporate raider, not an environmentalist, and his excitement about NACs should give even its most enthusiastic proponents pause if this endeavor was really about advancing conservation, as is being claimed. How to Create a NAC The creation and launch of NACs has been two years in the making and saw the NYSE team up with the Intrinsic Exchange Group (IEG), in which the NYSE itself holds a minority stake. IEG's three investors are the Inter-American Development Bank, the Latin America-focused branch of the multilateral development banking system that imposes neoliberal and neo-colonalist agendas through debt entrapment; the Rockefeller Foundation, the foundation of the American oligarch dynasty whose activities have long been tightly enmeshed with Wall Street; and Aberdare Ventures, a venture capital firm chiefly focused on the digital healthcare space. Notably, the IADB and the Rockefeller Foundation are closely tied to the related pushes for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and biometric Digital IDs. The IEG's mission focuses on “pioneering a new asset class based on natural assets and the mechanism to convert them to financial capital.” “These assets,” IEG states, make “life on Earth possible and enjoyable…They include biological systems that provide clean air, water, foods, medicines, a stable climate, human health and societal potential.” Put differently, NACs will not only allow ecosystems to become financial assets, but the rights to “ecosystem services”, or the benefits people receive from nature as well. These include food production, tourism, clean water, biodiversity, pollination, carbon sequestration and much more. IEG is currently partnering with Costa Rica's government to pilot its NAC efforts within that country. Costa Rica's Minister of Environment and Energy, Andrea Meza Murillo, has claimed that the pilot project with IEG “will deepen the economic analysis of giving nature its economic value, as well as to continue mobilizing financial flows to conservation.” With NACs, the NYSE and IEG are now putting the totality of nature up for sale. While they assert that doing so will “transform our economy to one that is more equitable, resilient and sustainable”, it's clear that the coming “owners” of nature and natural processes will be the only real beneficiaries. Per the IEG, NACs first begin with the identification of a natural asset, such as a forest or lake, which is then quantified using specific protocols. Such protocols have already been developed by related groups like the Capitals Coalition, which is partnered with several of IEG's partners as well as the World Economic Forum and various coalitions of multinational corporations. Then, a NAC is created and the structure of the company decides who has the rights to that natural asset's productivity as well as the rights to decide how that natural asset is managed and governed. Lastly, a NAC is “converted” into financial capital by launching an initial public offering on a stock exchange, like the NYSE. This last stage “generates capital to manage the natural asset” and the fluctuation of its price on the stock exchange “signals the value of its natural capital.” However, the NAC and its employees, directors and owners are not necessarily the owners of the natural asset itself following this final step. Instead, as IEG notes, the NAC is merely the issuer while the potential buyers of the natural asset the NAC represents can include: institutional investors, private investors, individuals and institutions, corporations, sovereign wealth funds and multilateral development banks. Thus, asset management firms that essentially already own much of the world, like Blackrock, could thus become owners of soon-to-be monetized natural processes, natural resources and the very foundations of natural life itself. Both the NYSE and IEG have marketed this new investment vehicle as being aimed at generating funds that will go back to conservation or sustainability efforts. However, on the IEG's website, it notes that the goal is really endless profit from natural processes and ecosystems that were previously deemed to be part of “the commons”, i.e. the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. Per the IEG, “as the natural asset prospers, providing a steady or increasing flow of ecosystem services, the company's equity should appreciate accordingly providing investment returns. Shareholders and investors in the company through secondary offers, can take profit by selling shares. These sales can be gauged to reflect the increase in capital value of the stock, roughly in-line with its profitability, creating cashflow based on the health of the company and its assets.” Researcher and journalist Cory Morningstar has strongly disagreed with the approach being taken by NYSE/IEG and views NACs as a system that will only exacerbate the corporate predation of nature, despite claims to the contrary. Morningstar has described NACs as “Rockefeller et al. letting the markets dictate what in nature has value – and what does not. Yet, it's not for capitalist institutions and global finance to decide what life has value. Ecosystems are not ‘assets.' Biological communities exist for their own purposes, not ours.” A New Way to Loot The ultimate goal of NACs is not sustainability or conservation – it is the financialization of nature, i.e. turning nature into a commodity that can be used to keep the current, corrupt Wall Street economy booming under the guise of protecting the environment and preventing its further degradation. Indeed, IEG makes this clear when they note that “the opportunity” of NACs lies not in their potential to improve environmental well-being or sustainability, but in the size of this new asset class, which they term “Nature's Economy.” Indeed, while the asset classes of the current economy are value at approximately $512 trillion, the asset classes unlocked by NACs are significantly larger at $4,000 trillion (i.e. $4 quadrillion). Thus, NACs open up a new feeding ground for predatory Wall Street banks and financial institutions that will allow them to not just dominate the human economy, but the entire natural world. In the world currently being constructed by these and related entities, where even freedom is being re-framed not as a right but “a service,” the natural processes on which life depends are similarly being re-framed as assets, which will have owners. Those “owners” will ultimately have the right, in this system, to dictate who gets access to clean water, to clean air, to nature itself and at what cost. According to Cory Morningstar, one of the other aims of creating “Nature's Economy” and neatly packaging it for Wall Street via NACs is to drastically advance massive land grab efforts made by Wall Street and the oligarch class in recent years. This includes the recent land grabs made by Wall Street firms as well as billionaire “philanthropists” like Bill Gates during the COVID crisis. However, the land grabs facilitated through the development of NACs will largely target indigenous communities in the developing world. As Morningstar notes: “The public launch of NACs strategically preceded the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade. Under the pretext of turning 30% of the globe into “protected areas”, the largest global land grab in history is underway. Built on a foundation of white supremacy, this proposal will displace hundreds of millions, furthering the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples. The tragic irony is this: while Indigenous peoples represent less than 5% of the global population, they support approximately 80% of all biodiversity.“ IEG, in discussing NACs, tellingly notes that proceeds from a NAC's IPO can be used for the acquisition of more land by its controlling entities or used to boost the budgets or funds of those who receive the capital from the IPO. This is a far cry from the NYSE/IEG sales pitch that NACs are “different” because their IPOs will be used to “preserve and protect” natural areas. The climate change panic that is now rising to the take the place of COVID-19 panic will surely be used to savvily market NACs and similar tactics as necessary to save the planet, but – rest assured – NACs are not a move to save the planet, but a move to enable the same interests responsible for the current environmental crises to usher in a new era where their predatory exploitation reaches new heights that were previously unimaginable.

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
USA Falls to Record Low in Economic Freedom

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 10:39


https://nomadcapitalist.com/ Is the United States still economically free? America's economic freedom ranking has fallen to an all-time low, according to the Heritage Foundation's 2021 Index of Economic Freedom. In this video, Andrew shares this index and comments on why this is taking place and what you need to consider. 1:18 Economic Freedom index 2021 1:56 Living in the USA - Trump - Biden - Elizabeth Warren 2:29 Why has economic freedom in the United States been on the decline? - Australia economy - Economy of New Zealand 2:45 Estonia 2:47 Georgia 2:49 Lithuania 2:51 Chile 3:02 Mauritius 3:07 Denmark 3:10 Ireland 3:15 Singapore 3:25 Living in the USA 4:24 United States Economy 5:05 Malaysia 5:07 Azerbaijan 6:10 Immigrants in us 6:57 Property rights 6:59 Effectiveness and fairness of judicial systems 7:01 Government integrity - Business freedom - Fiscal health 7:12 Invest in the USA 8:24 Tax-friendly countries https://nomadcapitalist.com/ Andrew Henderson and the Nomad Capitalist team are the world's most sought-after experts on legal offshore tax strategies, investment immigration, and global citizenship. We work exclusively with seven- and eight-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Andrew has started offshore companies, opened dozens of offshore bank accounts, obtained multiple second passports, and purchased real estate on four continents. He has spent the last 12 years studying and personally implementing the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle. Our growing team of researchers, strategies, and implementers add to our ever-growing knowledge base of the best options available. In addition, we've spent years studying the behavior of hundreds of clients in order to help people get the results they want faster and with less effort. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our Website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's Book: https://amzn.to/2QKQqR0 DISCLAIMER: The information in this video should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.

吃史 Eat History
吃史EP78 肉骨茶與馬來亞的愛恨情仇(上)

吃史 Eat History

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 9:24


肉骨茶到底是馬來西亞發明的還是新加坡發明的?一直到現在仍然各自有各自的說法。 而肉骨茶的身世之謎與馬來半島上的種族文化也有關係喔,一起來聽聽看吧~ 這個故事有一點長,也別忘了下禮拜繼續收聽 主要資料來源: 大英百科:Malaysia 條目https://www.britannica.com/place/Malaysia/Political-transformation 大英百科:Singapore 條目https://www.britannica.com/place/Singapore 大英百科:Singapora 條目https://www.britannica.com/place/Singapore-capital 新加坡歷史簡述(Visit Singapore)https://www.visitsingapore.com.cn/travel-guide-tips/about-singapore/ History of Singapore(Nations Online Project)https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/History/Singapore-history.htm 新加坡的種族問題與政府的族群政策(作者:洪鎌德)https://taup.yam.org.tw/PEOPLE/961116-5.htm 1299 - The Singapura Kingdom Begins (Youtube Singapore Bicentennial)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5pzkc6kSAg 小額贊助支持本節目: https://pay.firstory.me/user/ckgg4ak6hoq460875ylcn8h2p 留言告訴我你對這一集的想法: https://open.firstory.me/story/ckw3lez1quiq708842iky0muk?m=comment Powered by Firstory Hosting

Heart and Soul
The hidden faiths of Northern Ireland

Heart and Soul

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 27:12


This year marks the centenary of Northern Ireland. Since its inception it has been divided between those who want to be Irish, who are mostly Catholic, and those who want to remain British, who are mostly Protestant. But what about the people of faith outside the sectarian divide – or those of no faith? Reporter Julia Paul meets Joseph Nawaz, whose father was a Muslim from Pakistan and whose mother a white Catholic from Northern Ireland. His parents were married in the 1970s, at a time when most NI churches wouldn't even marry a Catholic and Protestant. Joseph talks about his journey to embrace his mixed heritage and the two very different religions in his childhood. Esther Chong was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents and moved to Northern Ireland for a better life. The day after she arrived she attended a service at the Chinese Christian Church in Belfast and she says God began to show her her path forward in Northern Ireland. Both her children are autistic and she now runs support groups at her church for other Chinese families, especially those who struggle with the language barrier. Dr Satyavir Singhal is a consultant at the Royal Hospital in Belfast and a Hindu. He moved to Northern Ireland from India with his family in 2000. The more people in Northern Ireland asked him about his faith and his country of birth, the more he was drawn closer to his faith. In 2014, he became more involved in the Indian Community Centre and Hindu Temple in Belfast, and now he teaches society about Hinduism. (Photo: Dr Satyavir Singhal. Credit: Julia Paul)

Asia Rising
Webinar: Democracy in Malaysia: Prospects and Possibilities

Asia Rising

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 62:37


After a period of turmoil, Malaysia's new Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, has a tenuous hold on leadership. A politician of the UMNO (United Malays National Organisation) coalition, his party returns to power a few short years after their first ever electoral defeat when former Prime Minister Najib Razak was tied to the 1MDB scandal involving RM 2.67 billion (close to $900m AUD) in missing funds. Ismail now holds a slim majority in parliament and is seen by many as a compromise leader for parties and factions desperate to hold off high profile opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. While Malaysia faces recovery from a devastating pandemic and the economic fallout from a lengthy lockdown, even more challenges come from within - managing a tenuous coalition whose support is crucial to government stability. What are these political developments likely to mean for Malaysia's long term democratic prospects? Panel: Dr Amrita Malhi (Visiting Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University) Professor James Chin (Asian Studies, University of Tasmania) Associate Professor Kerstin Steiner (Director of Research, La Trobe Law School, La Trobe University) Dr Bec Strating (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia)(Chair) Recorded on 18 November 2021.

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille
Liberty Leads By Consolidating

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 24:35


Malaysia has just a population of 32 million people but 21 general insurance companies. To grow market share, is consolidation the way forward? We ask Puneet Parischa, CEO of Liberty Insurance Malaysia that question on the back of news of their acquisition of AM General and also if the real threat is insuretech.

Position Six Podcast
Over the Wall - A Chinese DOTA podcast - Ep 2

Position Six Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 21:43


Hello! This is my new fortnightly podcast, featuring LeonArthur - a budding translator, coach and analyst from Malaysia who is an expert on the chinese scene. Every other week we'll be talking through what's happening in the Chinese region, to help people stay on top of one of the most exciting places for DOTA 2. I can be found on twitter @danieloffen and LeonArthur can be found at @LeonArthurDota. If you want to support me on Patreon, you can here: www.patreon.com/positionsix

Stories From Women Who Walk
60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey: Acclimate to Your Project

Stories From Women Who Walk

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 2:10


Hello to you listening in Athens, Greece!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is 60 Seconds for Wednesdays on Whidbey.The other day I was talking with my friend and coaching colleague Jeffrey Tan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He's my December 2021 guest on Stories From (mostly) Women Who Walk.I mentioned a project I have on Whidbey that feels daunting to me. Jeffrey suggested acclimating like he acclimated to thinner air when trekking the high altitude mountains on the Annapurna Circuit within central Nepal. [To acclimate (or acclimatize) means that one adjusts physiologically or behaviorally to a change in environment in order to remain well and healthy in the new conditions.]As he and his group reached higher elevations the sherpas led them a short distance farther to stop, rest, breathe, and then return to camp. This up-and-back routine was repeated over a few days until the hikers adjusted to the decreased oxygen levels.Practical Tip: When you feel daunted, anxious, maybe even short of breath contemplating the project ahead of you, take time to acclimate. Slow down, approach your project with small steps, take breaks when necessary. You will find you have what it takes to go the distance. Guaranteed! 60 Seconds is your daily dose of hope, imagination, wisdom, stories, practical tips, and general riffing on this and that. This is the place to thrive together. Come for the stories - stay for the magic. Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, follow, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, including Android, and join us next time! You're invited to stop by the website and subscribe to stay current with Diane, her journeys, her guests, as well as creativity, imagination, walking, stories, camaraderie, and so much more: Quarter Moon Story ArtsStories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 - Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts

The Wednesday Match Play Podcast presented by MemberText
David Wong, Deemples Golf App | Episode No. 274

The Wednesday Match Play Podcast presented by MemberText

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 37:49


Deemples is a golf app that helps golfers find other golfers to golf with. Available for golf courses in Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia, the goal is to help golfers find more golf buddies and expand their network anytime, anywhere. On this episode of The Wednesday Match Play presented by MemberText, David gives us an overview of Deemple Golf, talks about his location, their blog and his connection to Gary V. He also talks about their customer support, their referral program and their plans for growth. This was a fun and motivating episode. Let's tee off.

Farming Today
17/11/21 - Pork staff shortages, lighting for fish, organic chicken and the CPTPP

Farming Today

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 13:26


The DEFRA Secretary, George Eustice, has faced questions from MPs about the staff shortages in the pork supply chain. He says there's only so much Government can do to help processors find staff, and businesses must "take some responsibility" for getting the staff they need. Young farmed fish like salmon and trout are often kept under 24 hour lights to make them grow faster. But new research by Bangor, Aberystwyth and Cardiff Universities suggests keeping young fish, known as fingerlings, under constant artificial light, can disrupt their immune systems and make them more susceptible to parasites. Food prices have been rising and now free-range egg producers are calling for a price hike to help cover the increased cost of inputs like feed, energy, and labour. This week, we're focusing on chickens, and it seems those producing chickens for meat are also feeling the squeeze of escalating input costs. We visit Capestone Organic Poultry in Pembrokeshire - one of the largest producers of organic chicken in the UK, processing 30,000 birds a week. The Government's been busy setting up several trade deals over the last year, not without some misgivings from the farming community. It's now set out how it is going to approach joining one of the big trading groups in the world, the CPTPP - the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership made up of 11 countries including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia and Mexico. Unlike other agreements, the UK will be joining a trading arrangement which has already been set up by other countries, so will it have less say on any arrangements? Presented by Anna Hill Produced in Bristol for BBC Audio by Heather Simons

In Godfrey We Trust
Episode #276 - Don't Catch The Dengue (Dr Jason Leong & Meme Simpson)

In Godfrey We Trust

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 73:24


On this weeks #InGodfreyWeTrust Godfrey & Andre Kim are joined by Dr Jason Leong & Meme Simpson to discuss what can land you in a Singapre prison, the comedy scene in Malaysia, what exactly is Dengue, and much much more! We're not reinventing the wheel, we're just talkin' shit (twice a week).#IGWT Ep 276SUPPORT OUR SPONSORShttps://www.RockAuto.com and tell them you heard about them on the "In Godfrey We Trust" Podcastwww.YoDelta.com Promo Code GAS for 25% OFFWatch & SUBSCRIBE on YouTubehttps://youtube.com/channel/UC9pY7pvK-F3S17lBK2yhgvw?sub_confirmation=1In Godfrey We Trust is LIVE every TUESDAY & FRIDAY at 10PM ET ONLY on GaS DigitalOr catch the YouTube Premiere later in the week: SATURDAY's & TUESDAY's at 11PMhttps://GaSDigitalNetwork.com/LIVESign up to #GasDigitalNetwork with promo code GODFREY for a 7 Day FREE TRIAL to get access to the HD livestreams, the live chat, and all episodes On Demand in HD.https://GaSDigitalNetwork.com/high-octane-all-accessFOLLOW THE WHOLE SHOW!In Godfrey We Trust PodcastInstagram: https://instagram.com/godfreypodcastTikTok: https://tiktok.com/@godfreypodcastGodfreyInstagram: https://instagram.com/comediangodfreyTwitter: https://twitter.com/GodfreyComedianAndre KimInstagram: https://instagram.com/andrethecomedianDr Jason LeongInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjasonleongTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/drjasonleongMeme SimpsonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/iammemesimpsonTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/itsmemebitchesGaS Digital NetworkInstagram: https://instagram.com/gasdigitalTwitter: https://twitter.com/gasdigitalSEND US AND EMAIL: InGodfreyWeTrust@gmail.comIf you have a product or service that you'd like to advertise on a GaS Digital Network show, go to https://GaSDigitalNetwork.com/advertise and use show code GODFREY to let them know we sent you!#InGodfreyWeTrustPodcast #Godfrey #GodfreyComedian #drjasonleong #memesimpson #malaysia #singaporeSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Business Innovators Radio
Interview with Bill Cates, Founder of The Cates Academy for Relationship Marketing™ & Author of “Radical Relevance”

Business Innovators Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 24:00


For over 25 years, Bill has helped financial professionals move from incremental growth to exponential growth by communicating more compelling value and multiplying their best clients.Thousands of financial advisors are using Bill's Relationship Marketing System™ to enhance client engagement, create more effective personal introductions, and communicate more relevant and compelling value.Before starting his current business, Bill built and sold two successful book publishing companies. Bill is also the founding member and leader of the Million Dollar Speakers Group. In 2010, Bill was inducted into the prestigious Professional Speakers Hall of Fame (with such members as Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell).A highly sought-after international speaker, Bill Cates has spoken for the Million Dollar Round Table six times, including the main platform in the United States, Korea, Malaysia, Australia, and India.Bill is currently coaching some of our industries highest performing advisors. Bill helped one of his clients go from $300M in AUM to over $1B in AUM in 7 years.Bill is also somewhat of an adventurer. He has trekked through the Himalayas of Nepal and the Andes of Peru. He has lived on a houseboat in Kashmir, India, climbed Machu Pichu, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, camped in Arctic Circle… and Bill has toured the country as the drummer in a rock and roll band.Learn More:https://referralcoach.com/https://referralcoach.com/top-advisor-podcast-bill-cates/https:/www.RadicalRelevanceBook.comInfluential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-bill-cates-founder-of-the-cates-academy-for-relationship-marketing-author-of-radical-relevance

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA
Interview with Bill Cates, Founder of The Cates Academy for Relationship Marketing™ & Author of “Radical Relevance”

Influential Entrepreneurs with Mike Saunders, MBA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 24:00


For over 25 years, Bill has helped financial professionals move from incremental growth to exponential growth by communicating more compelling value and multiplying their best clients.Thousands of financial advisors are using Bill's Relationship Marketing System™ to enhance client engagement, create more effective personal introductions, and communicate more relevant and compelling value.Before starting his current business, Bill built and sold two successful book publishing companies. Bill is also the founding member and leader of the Million Dollar Speakers Group. In 2010, Bill was inducted into the prestigious Professional Speakers Hall of Fame (with such members as Ronald Reagan and Colin Powell).A highly sought-after international speaker, Bill Cates has spoken for the Million Dollar Round Table six times, including the main platform in the United States, Korea, Malaysia, Australia, and India.Bill is currently coaching some of our industries highest performing advisors. Bill helped one of his clients go from $300M in AUM to over $1B in AUM in 7 years.Bill is also somewhat of an adventurer. He has trekked through the Himalayas of Nepal and the Andes of Peru. He has lived on a houseboat in Kashmir, India, climbed Machu Pichu, reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, camped in Arctic Circle… and Bill has toured the country as the drummer in a rock and roll band.Learn More:https://referralcoach.com/https://referralcoach.com/top-advisor-podcast-bill-cates/https:/www.RadicalRelevanceBook.comInfluential Influencers with Mike Saundershttps://businessinnovatorsradio.com/influential-entrepreneurs-with-mike-saunders/Source: https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/interview-with-bill-cates-founder-of-the-cates-academy-for-relationship-marketing-author-of-radical-relevance

The Daily Gardener
November 16, 2021 Virtual Herbariums, Laurel Hill, Root Crop Preservation in 1835, Odoardo Beccari, Louise Driscoll, Marsha Mehran, Plant by Phaidon Editors, and Elizabeth Coblentz

The Daily Gardener

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 25:37


Today in botanical history, we celebrate Laurel Hill and Root Crop Preservation in 1835. We'll also remember the botanist who discovered the Titan arum and a little poem about the November garden by Louise Driscoll. We'll hear an excerpt from Pomegranate Soup. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a beautiful garden book from 2016. And then we'll wrap things up with a look back at a charming garden column from 1999.   Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you're at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of The Daily Gardener Podcast.” And she will. It's just that easy.   The Daily Gardener Friday Newsletter Sign up for the FREE Friday Newsletter featuring: A personal update from me Garden-related items for your calendar The Grow That Garden Library™ featured books for the week Gardener gift ideas Garden-inspired recipes Exclusive updates regarding the show Plus, each week, one lucky subscriber wins a book from the Grow That Garden Library™ bookshelf.   Gardener Greetings Send your garden pics, stories, birthday wishes, and so forth to Jennifer@theDailyGardener.org   Facebook Group If you'd like to check out my curated news articles and original blog posts for yourself, you're in luck. I share all of it with the Listener Community in the Free Facebook Group - The Daily Gardener Community. So, there's no need to take notes or search for links. The next time you're on Facebook, search for Daily Gardener Community, where you'd search for a friend... and request to join. I'd love to meet you in the group.   Curated News Circulating Specimens: History | herbariumworld.wordpress.com | Maura Flannery   Important Events November 16, 1776 On this day, around 7 am Hessian troops allied with the Britsh opened fire on the American revolutionaries on Laurel Hill in Philadelphia. Laurel Hill is not named for the plant called Laurel. Laurel Hill was originally part of the Joseph Sims estate, and Joseph went by "Laurel," the property was named Laurel Hill in his honor. Mountain Laurel is botanically known as Kalmia latifolia in honor of the Finnish botanist Pehr Kalm. After his expedition to North America in the mid-1700s, Pehr correctly predicted that the American colonists would eventually rebel. Laurel Hill became America's first National Historic Landmark Cemetery.   November 16, 1835 On this day, the Hartford Courant wrote a piece called Gardener's Work For November. It is now quite time to [preserve] the roots and ...Mr. McMahon's method of preserving roots is as follows: Previous to the commencement of severe frost, you should take up, with as little injury as possible, the roots of your turnips, carrots, parsnips, beets, salsify, scorzonera, Hamburg, or large-rooted parsley, skirrots, Jerusalem artichokes, turnip-rooted celery, and ...horseradish… On the surface of a dry spot of ground, in a well-sheltered situation, lay a stratum of sand two-inches thick, [the place the root crops], covering them with another layer of sand, (the drier the better,) and…continue to layer about of sand and roots till all are laid in… then cover the heap or ridge [with] a good coat of straw, up and down as if thatching a house.   November 16, 1843 Birth of Odoardo Beccari, Italien botanist. After growing up an orphan, Beccarri managed to get an education in his native Italy, and he eventually traveled to England to study at Kew. Beccarri was friends with Hooker and Darwin, but he also befriended James Brooke, which meant he could spend three years exploring Borneo. During his lifetime, Becarri traveled all over India, Malaysia, and New Zealand. But it was on a little voyage he took to central Sumatra (in Indonesia) in 1878 that Beccarri discovered the plant with which he will forever be associated: the Amorphophallus titanum - or the Titan arum - the largest flower in the world. Seven years later, in 1885, the first Titan arum specimen bloomed at Kew, and when it happened, it created a sensation. Today, a Titan arum bloom still draws thousands of visitors. People love to take a selfie in front of the giant blooming plant. The flower is commonly referred to as the corpse flower as it smells like rotting flesh.   In a recent fascinating article, scent scientists identified the compounds that make up that terrible smell. The odor includes aspects of cheese sweat, rotting fish, decomposing meat, and garlic, among even worse unmentionable compounds. The putrid smell is meant to attract beetles and other insects to move pollen between blooming plants so that they can reproduce. It takes the corpse flower a decade before it can bloom. Incredibly, the plants only bloom for 24-36 hours before collapsing. Between that first bloom at Kew (back in 1885) and the year 2000, fewer than fifty Titan arum blooms had been recorded. But, in 2016, suddenly, dozens of corpse flowers around the world bloomed within weeks of each other. Horticulturists are still attempting to discern the reason for the clustered bloom event.   November 16, 1920 On this day, The Buffalo Times shared a poem by Louise Driscoll that had appeared in The New York Times called November Garden. Here's the first and last verse. In my November garden, I found a larkspur blossoming,  A lovely, radiant blue thing.  It swayed and shone,  And did not seem to know It was alone  In my November garden.  Where dry, dark leaves are falling  And all the birds have flown. The birds and Summer went  A way that no man knows. But here is honey that No bee will find.  No bird will linger at  This larkspur cup. This grace the butterfly  Has left behind. Summer went away And gave it up Yet it is bravely blue Swinging there alone  As if to challenge you!     Unearthed Words It is the pomegranate that gives Fesenjoon its healing capabilities. The original apple of sin, the fruit of a long-gone Eden, the pomegranate shields itself in a leathery crimson shell, which in Roman times was used as a form of protective hide. Once the pomegranate's bitter skin is peeled back, though, a juicy garnet flesh is revealed to the lucky eater, popping and bursting in the mouth like the final succumber of lovemaking. Long ago, when the earth remained still, content with the fecundity of perpetual spring, and Demeter was the mother of all that was natural and flowering, it was this tempting fruit that finally set the seasons spinning. Having eaten six pomegranate seeds in the underworld, Persephone, the Goddess of Spring's high-spirited daughter, had been forced to spend six months of the year in the eternal halls of death. Without her beautiful daughter by her side, a mournful Demeter retreated to the dark corners of the universe, allowing for the icy gates of winter to finally creak open. A round crimson herald of frost, the pomegranate comes to harvest in October and November, so Fesenjoon is best made with its concentrate during other times of the year. ― Marsha Mehran, Pomegranate Soup   Grow That Garden Library Plant by Phaidon Editors  This book came out in 2016, and the subtitle is Exploring the Botanical World. This book is gorgeous. You might remember it - it's got a black background and then a simple blossom design. Each of the leaves is made with a different type of fabric which makes for a magnificent cover. Now, of course, like all Phaidon books, this book is so visually appealing from the cover to the inside of the book. The whole point is to show the beauty and the diversity of plants through 300 works of botanical art that date back from ancient times all the way to modern times. You'll see plants and flowers and the entire botanical world portrayed using a variety of different mediums. Phaidon did a great job of curating all of these images. This is the first book to pull together botanical art across so many different media types and from such a broad timeline and every corner of the globe. Of course, in this book, you're going to see beautiful botanical art, but then you're also going to get lots of expert information about the pieces of art and the plants that are depicted. Phaidon is known for putting together high-level, very specialized books. And in this case, to tackle this broad topic of plants, they pulled together all kinds of experts, museum curators, horticulturists, historians, botanists, and more. Then they had each of them contribute their expertise in creating the text for this book. I love what Gardens Illustrated wrote about this book: "A dazzling collection of more than 300 images of plants that brings the evolution of botanical art right into the 21st century... Alongside old favorites, such as Redoute and Mary Delany, there is much here that is both unfamiliar and arresting... An extraordinary collection."  This book is 352 pages of botanical art that gives us a new appreciation and understanding of plants and their role in our history and culture. You can get a copy of Plant: Exploring the Botanical World by Phaidon Editors and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $17.   Today's Botanic Spark Reviving the little botanic spark in your heart November 16, 1999 On this day, The Columbus Telegram shared a column by Elizabeth Coblentz  - an Old Order Amish woman who handwrote her column by lantern light in her Indiana home. November is now on the calendar, and we are still having beautiful days in the 70s. The laundry is drying well out there on the clothesline, and work is continuing in our garden.  I have been taking the celery, carrots, red beets, cabbage, and pumpkins out from the garden today. Hopefully, the weather will stay nice, and some vegetables will grow even larger.  To the reader who sent me radish and turnip seeds to plant: I did plant them in August, and we are now feasting on them. They are very good and tender, which was surprising considering our hot, dry summer.  I put some leftover small potatoes in the ground, and the yield was good. I should have put more sweet potato plants in the ground, but at least we have enough for a good taste this winter. We'll be glad for all this hard work in the garden during the long, cold, dark days of January when we can open those canning jars and taste the bounty of summer.  Sunday evening, we planned a favorite around here for supper: tacos.  We had a large gathering, but having family over is the best of times. Those sweet, precious grandchildren are always welcome here, so the house was full of children. We all enjoy a taco supper. The tomatoes, mangoes (peppers) and onions used on the tacos were all from our garden. Canned hamburger was browned for the tacos, and there was lots more to feast on because everyone else brought a covered dish. As the family gets bigger and older we have to use larger containers now.  Here is a good dessert to use those beets from the garden:   Red Beet Chocolate Cake  1 1/2 cups sugar  3 eggs  1 cup oil  1 1/2 cups cooked, pureed, fresh beets  2 (1 ounce) squares of unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled  1 teaspoon vanilla  1 3/4 cups flour  1/2 teaspoon salt  1/2 teaspoon baking soda  sifted confectioner's sugar Mix flour, soda, and salt. Set aside. Combine sugar, eggs, and oil in a mixing bowl. Stir vigorously. (People who use electric mixers can use them here at medium speed for 2 minutes.) Beat in beets, chocolate, and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients, beating well after each addition. Pour into buttered 9-inch by 13-inch cake pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or till cake tests done when a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan. Cover and let stand overnight to improve flavor. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. PS. You can put cream cheese icing on instead of powdered sugar.   Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener. And remember: "For a happy, healthy life, garden every day."

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals
Dinah Jefferies – Epic New WWII Series

The Best in Mystery, Romance and Historicals

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 34:05


Top international best selling author Dinah Jefferies is back with a stunning World War II epic, the first book in a new series that went straight to the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list. Daughters of War is a tale of three sisters, secrets, and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France. Hi there, I'm your host, Jenny Wheeler and in Binge Reading today Dinah talks about growing up in Malaysia, the book that helped her break through as an international author and why she enjoys books that are rooted in community stories. We've got three eBook copies of Daughters of War to give away to three lucky readers. You can enter the draw on the website, www.thejoysofbingereading.com or on our Binge Reading Facebook page. ENTER THE DRAW If you are interested in seeing exclusive bonus content – like Dinah's answers to the Getting-to-Know-You five quickfire questions – then consider supporting the podcast on Patreon. For as little as a cup of coffee a month, you would be helping fund the show and you would also share in some entertaining Behind the Scenes news. SUPPORT BINGE READING ON PATREON Six things you'll learn from this Joys of Binge Reading episode: Why the theme of separation resonates in Dinah's storiesHer path from Asian set books to World War IIThe breakthrough book that made her an international bestsellerThe origins of The Tuscan ContessaThe writers she's reading right nowWhat she'd do differently second time around Where to find Dinah Jefferies:  Website: https://www.dinahjefferies.com/ Facebook: @dinahjefferiesbooks Twitter: @dinahjefferies Pinterest: @DinahJefferies Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/dinah-jefferies What follows is a "near as" transcript of our conversation, not word for word but pretty close to it, with links to important mentions. But now here's Dinah. Jenny Wheeler: Hello there, Dinah and welcome to the show. It's good to have you with us. Dinah Jefferies: Thank you for having me. Introducing international bestselling author Dinah Jefferies Dinah Jefferies - international best selling author. Jenny Wheeler: You are an international bestselling author of historical fiction. Normally you've tackled Asian settings but the last two books, Daughters of War – which is the one we're talking about today – and the one before that, The Tuscan Contessa, are both set in Europe in the Second World War. Why did you make that change? Dinah Jefferies: I had done six books set in the East. I was born in Malaysia and lived there as a child, so it was familiar to me although they were all different countries – Burma or rather Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, India, those kinds of countries. But there came a point when I needed something new. I needed a new challenge. I didn't know what that new challenge was, but the most obvious thing to begin with was a change of location. That's really all it was, and Tuscany was the first choice because I was staying there on a family holiday. I hadn't thought of it as a World War II book, or even a book set in Tuscany, but I fell headfirst down some steps, twisted my foot, and had to spend most of the holiday with my foot up covered in ice. I read a lot of books about what had happened in Northern Tuscany in the mountains during the Second World War, and it was so intriguing I thought, that's what I'm going to do. It's gone from there. Setting the scene for the new World War II series I thought, after Tuscany, if I do another World War II book, where would I like to set that? That is when I hit on the idea of a rural village in the Dordogne, and that's all the change was about. And as well as wanting to do a different kind of book or a book set in a different location, I'd had enough of all the long-haul flights, because I always go to the places I set my books and Europe is a lot easier from here. Jenny Wheeler: That's right. To digress for a moment,

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille
Bata Malaysia Courting Gen Z Sneakerheads

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 25:09


Bata has cultivated the brand "shoes for everyone" to great success, but does this everyman approach put it at a disadvantage compared to other more niche international brands? Additionally, the pandemic has also eaten into its bottom line, with Bata Malaysia recording a loss for 2020. What is newly-minted Country Manager Vaibhav Manrao's strategy to turn the ship around? He joins us on the Breakfast Grille to discuss Bata Malaysia's growth strategy.

The Evangelism Podcast
Roland Bartl | Spreading the Love of God

The Evangelism Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 21:41


Roland Bartl is a missionary from Germany who has ministered in more than forty nations. He has spent a lot of time in China and Malaysia. He has a heart from bringing Jesus to the world. You will be inspired as you listen to his story today.   

New Books Network
The Politics of Public Prosecution in Malaysia and the Problem of Corruption

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 23:15


On 16 August 2021, Muhyiddin Yaseen resigned as Prime Minister of Malaysia, with Ismail Sabri Yaakub sworn in as the new Prime Minister a week later, making him Malaysia's third Prime Minister in two years. This marked the return to power of UMNO, or the United Malays National Organisation, and the graft-tainted coalition that had been ousted from power in 2018. Meanwhile, another former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, is eyeing a return to Parliament, notwithstanding a conviction and 12-year prison sentence for abuse of power and ongoing trials for corruption. His wife Rosmah Mansur is also now facing three corruption charges. Associate Professor Salim Farrar joins Dr Natali Pearson on SSEAC Stories to talk about corruption and the politics of public prosecution in Malaysia, surveying the landscape of law and justice in Malaysia now and beyond, through a re-evaluation of Vision 2020. About Salim Farrar: Salim Farrar is Director of Islamic Law, an Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney and an Associate Professor in the Sydney Law School. He researches in Comparative and Islamic Laws, with focuses on law and development in predominantly Muslim states, the legal accommodation of Muslim minorities and the Malaysian legal system (especially in criminal justice). His most recent published research explores law and justice in Malaysia post the 2018 GE14. He is the joint editor (with Paul Subramaniam) of ‘Law and Justice in Malaysia: 2020 and Beyond' (2021, Thomson Reuters), editor of ‘Law and Development in the Islamic World' Law and Development Review (Special Edition), Vol 13 (2) (2020) and joint author (with Ghena Krayem) of ‘Accommodating Muslims under Common Law' (2017, 2018, Routledge). For more information or to browse additional resources, visit the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre's website: www.sydney.edu.au/sseac. 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

New Books in Law
The Politics of Public Prosecution in Malaysia and the Problem of Corruption

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 23:15


On 16 August 2021, Muhyiddin Yaseen resigned as Prime Minister of Malaysia, with Ismail Sabri Yaakub sworn in as the new Prime Minister a week later, making him Malaysia's third Prime Minister in two years. This marked the return to power of UMNO, or the United Malays National Organisation, and the graft-tainted coalition that had been ousted from power in 2018. Meanwhile, another former Prime Minister, Najib Razak, is eyeing a return to Parliament, notwithstanding a conviction and 12-year prison sentence for abuse of power and ongoing trials for corruption. His wife Rosmah Mansur is also now facing three corruption charges. Associate Professor Salim Farrar joins Dr Natali Pearson on SSEAC Stories to talk about corruption and the politics of public prosecution in Malaysia, surveying the landscape of law and justice in Malaysia now and beyond, through a re-evaluation of Vision 2020. About Salim Farrar: Salim Farrar is Director of Islamic Law, an Associate Director of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney and an Associate Professor in the Sydney Law School. He researches in Comparative and Islamic Laws, with focuses on law and development in predominantly Muslim states, the legal accommodation of Muslim minorities and the Malaysian legal system (especially in criminal justice). His most recent published research explores law and justice in Malaysia post the 2018 GE14. He is the joint editor (with Paul Subramaniam) of ‘Law and Justice in Malaysia: 2020 and Beyond' (2021, Thomson Reuters), editor of ‘Law and Development in the Islamic World' Law and Development Review (Special Edition), Vol 13 (2) (2020) and joint author (with Ghena Krayem) of ‘Accommodating Muslims under Common Law' (2017, 2018, Routledge). For more information or to browse additional resources, visit the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre's website: www.sydney.edu.au/sseac. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

Business Matters
Belarus threatens to cut off gas to the EU

Business Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 52:13


President Lukashenko of Belarus has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe if sanctions are imposed over an escalating migrant crisis at the country's border. Thousands of people are at the border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the European Union. We get analysis from James Waddell, senior global gas analyst at Energy Aspects. Indonesia's council of religious leaders has forbidden the use of crypto assets as a currency for Muslims. The country's National Ulema Council has declared cryptocurrency as haram, or banned, as it has elements of uncertainty, wagering and harm. Umer Suleman an Islamic Finance expert explains Sharia law when it comes to finance. The BBC's Ed Butler reports on whether Hong Kong's long term future as a global finance hub is sustainable, against the backdrop of the new national security law in the territory, as well as stringent coronavirus quarantine measures. All this and more discussed with our two guests throughout the show: Jessica Khine a financial professional in Nusajaya, Malaysia and Les Williams, associate professor at the School of Engineering, University of Virginia and co-founder of Risk Cooperative, in Arlington Virginia. (Picture: Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko. Credit: Getty Images.)

Habari za UN
UNHCR yasaidia wanajamii wa Sama Bajau kupata vyeti vyakuzaliwa

Habari za UN

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 2:29


Cheti cha kuzaliwa ni moja ya nyaraka muhimu kwa utambulisho wa mtu, lakini pia kigezo cha kusaidia kupata huduma za msingi kama za afya, elimu na hata hifadhi ya jamii. Kwa mujibu wa shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la kuhudumia wakimbizi UNHCR mambo ni tofauti sana kwa jamii ya wavuvi ya Sama Bajau inayoishi kwenye mwambao wa Ufilipino, Malaysia na Indonesia ambao kwa miaka mingi wamekosa huduma kwa kutokuwa na vyetu vya kuzaliwa na hivyo kukosa utaifa. Sasa  shirika hilo limeanzisha kampeni kubadili historia hiyo, kama anavyosimulia Flora Nducha  Nat..  Katika Kijiji cha Kasanyangany pwani ya Ufilipino inaishi jamii ya Sama Bajau. Asilimia kubwa ya watu wa jamii hii ni maamumma hawajui kusoma wala kuandika kisa, hakuweza kuingia shule kwa kukosa vyeti vya kuzaliwa.   Mfumo wao wa maisha unawakosesha huduma za msingi kama kupata elimu, afya na msaada wa kijamii sababu ya kutoelewa umuhimu wa kuwa na cheti cha kuzaliwa.  Sasa UNHCR kupitia wafanyakazi wa kujitolea wa jamii imelivalia njuga suala hili kwa kampeni kubwa ya kuhakikisha mtazamo wa jamii unabadilika. Almalyn Akmad ni mmoja wa wafanyakazi hao na anapita nyumba kwa nyumba kusajili wakazi ili wapate vyeti  “Kama mfanyakazi wa kujitolea ninawasaidia kwa sababu wengi wao hawajui kusoma wala kuandika, na wengine hata wanaogopa kuzungumza na wafanyakazi wa ofisi ya usajili, hivyo ninawasaidia kama mkalimani.”  Mbali ya kuwasajili pia wanaelimisha umuhimu wa kuwa na vyeti vya kuzaliwa na baada ya kuelimika Bernalita mkazi wa jamii hii anasema  “Cheti cha kuzaliwa ni muhimu kwa sababu kitatusaidia. Waalimu shuleni wanataka tuwape nakala ya cheti ili mtoto asome. Cheti kitamsaidia mwanangu Bermaisa kupata elimu.”  Bernalita anasema ni ndoto yake ni kwa mwaanye kupata elimu ili asiwe mbumbumbu kama yeye aweze kujua kusona na kuandika.  Na baada ya kupokea vyeti vyao kwa furaha kubwa bintiye Bermaisa anasema “Ninataka kumsaidia mama yangu na kusaidia watu wengine. Na pia nataka kuwa mwalimu ili niwasaidie watoto wengine wa jamii yangu.”  Kwa UNHCR anasema Almalyn ha yani mafanikio kwani sasa jamii hii iliyobaki nyuma kwa muda mrefu inaanza kuona nuru gizani sio tu kwa kupata elimu lakini pia itaweza kupata ajira na kuwa na maisha bora na kubwa zaidi sasa inaelewa umuhimu wa vyeti vya kuzaliwa. 

The Forum
The Malayan Emergency

The Forum

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 39:26


One of the earliest Cold War conflicts was a 12-year guerrilla war commonly known as the Malayan Emergency and fought from 1948 in the jungles of what is now Malaysia. This communist insurgency was fuelled not only by ideology but also by the desire for Malayan independence from British colonial rule. There have been a number of books and documentaries devoted to the subject but relatively few in English capture the experiences of the Chinese community in Malaya that was at the centre of the Emergency. Rajan Datar is joined by three guests, all with family links to the Emergency: Sim Chi Yin, a photographer and artist from Singapore whose book She Never Rode that Trishaw Again tells the story of her grandmother widowed during the war in Malaya; Show Ying Xin, a postdoctoral fellow at the at the Australian National University's Malaysia Institute in Canberra; and Rachel Leow, Associate Professor in Modern East Asian History at the University of Cambridge and author of Taming Babel: Language in the Making of Malaysia. [Photo: Malayan police officers keeping watch from the Pengkalan police station in 1950. Credit: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images]

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille
ASB Strives To Build Smart And Sharp Leaders

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 23:38


Established in 2015 from a partnership between MIT Sloan School of Management and Bank Negara Malaysia, Asia School of Business has been specializing in business administration-related courses like full-time MBAs and executive education classes for students from Malaysia and globally. We ask Professor Charles Fine, the dean of the school to talk about how the school has weathered the pandemic and where the future lies in executive education.

Trend Lines
The AUKUS Defense Pact Is Shaking Up ASEAN

Trend Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 31:19


Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne is finishing up a four-nation tour of Southeast Asia this week, having begun her trip in Malaysia before moving on to Cambodia, Vietnam and finally Indonesia. A main goal of the visit is to conduct follow-up talks after Canberra agreed in late October on a new “comprehensive strategic partnership” with the main regional bloc, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Another prominent item on Payne's agenda is to seek understanding from ASEAN members for Australia's three-way defense partnership with the U.S. and the U.K., which was just announced in September. Known as AUKUS, the pact calls for Australia to deploy nuclear-propelled attack submarines with British and American assistance. This week on the Trend Lines podcast, Susannah Patton, a research fellow in the Foreign Policy and Defense Program at the University of Sydney's United States Studies Center, joins WPR's Elliot Waldman to discuss the mixed reception of AUKUS in Southeast Asia and how ASEAN is positioning itself amid rising tensions between China on one hand, and the U.S. and its allies on the other. If you would like to request a full transcript of the episode, please send an email to podcast@worldpoliticsreview.com. Relevant Articles on WPR:  Australia Can't Get By on Nuclear Subs Alone Looming Over the AUKUS Deal Is the Shadow of War China's Growing Influence in Cambodia and Laos Has Vietnam on Edge The AUKUS Deal Is a Clarifying Moment for Biden's Foreign Policy   Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie. To send feedback or questions, email us at podcast@worldpoliticsreview.com.

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
Hypocrisy at its Finest

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 11:44


''Don't put all your eggs in one basket'' is the advice Nomad Capitalist shared with you over the years. For your safety, it's always best to keep yourself open to more options in life. In this video, Andrew shares a story you should consider. 00:00 Start 01:07 Erdoğan says ambassadors from the US, Europe, and elsewhere are not welcome 2:59 Turkey and the West 3:33 Turkey Overview 5:27 The Broadcast Business - Michael Savage 5:47 Freedom of speech in Europe 7:55 Life in the USA 8:21 Turkey Citizenship By Investment - Turkish passport 9:23 Iranian citizenship 10:11 Travel to Malaysia https://nomadcapitalist.com/ Andrew Henderson and the Nomad Capitalist team are the world's most sought-after experts on legal offshore tax strategies, investment immigration, and global citizenship. We work exclusively with seven- and eight-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Andrew has started offshore companies, opened dozens of offshore bank accounts, obtained multiple second passports, and purchased real estate on four continents. He has spent the last 12 years studying and personally implementing the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle. Our growing team of researchers, strategies, and implementers add to our ever-growing knowledge base of the best options available. In addition, we've spent years studying the behavior of hundreds of clients in order to help people get the results they want faster and with less effort. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our Website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's Book: https://amzn.to/2QKQqR0 DISCLAIMER: The information in this video should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.

An Even Bigger Fly On The Wall
1375. Music/songs, News and Google Play E-book. (11/08/21)

An Even Bigger Fly On The Wall

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 27:21


"Saint Francis Xavier's life is, in itself, a dramatic story. With humility and deep religious conviction, the famous Catholic novelist Louis de Wohl takes us into the mind and heart of this great missionary and saint who went by order of St. Ignatius of Loyola to "set all afire" in the Orient. Louis de Wohl captivates the reader as he follows Xavier's life from student days in Paris, through his meeting with Ignatius, his rather reluctant conversion, and his travels as one of the first Jesuits. The story takes the reader from Europe to Goa, India, Malaysia, Japan, and finally, to an island off the coast of China, where the exiled Xavier dies virtually alone. The book captures the dramatic struggles and inspiring zeal of this remarkable saint, giving at the same time an enthralling picture of the age in which he lived." ("Set All-Afire: a novel of St. Francis Xavier," by Louis de Wohl). The Authors, Artists, Creators and Producers own their music/songs, book and content.

Turmeric and Tequila
118. The Power Of Community

Turmeric and Tequila

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 24:51


“One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn't as individuals.”  – Jean Vanier   I am so excited for this one! We are fresh off Podfest Origins, a podcast-based multimedia expo in Florida, and I have my first pod-connect, Peter Ong. Peter is coming to us live from Kuala Lumpur, a Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That is right, we are worlds apart and yet share the love of podcasting! In a divide world, now more than ever we need unity. What better way to unite than for our love of podcasting and the podcasting community? Peter is a podcaster (obviously), Japanese speaking online marketer, coach, and animation video creator. We talk about Peter's journey into business and podcasting and how we both embraced the Chris Krimitsos, Founder and Creator of Podfest, motto, Start Ugly! It's not easy to get on the mic and share your voice, but it is necessary. You can learn from our journeys that it can be a work in progress (podcasting or any new challenge/ adventure) just begin and be open to evolution as you go. Who knows, you might end up with friends around the world at the very least! Community is everything and finding yours is easier than ever- use your voice, share your words, and make friends… the world needs your individuality to unite accordingly (aka niche communities = family:). Everything is easier when you have the supportive efforts of the fam!   Highlights: Entrepreneurship. Podcasting and the podcasting community. Crossing paths because of common ground. The power of community, support, and chasing the dream. Questioning a better way and using your voice. Starting ugly and imposter syndrome. Branding and marketing. Connection.   Peter Ong: As Digital Media Specialist -Developed and activated comprehensive digital media plans based on individual client needs and campaign objectives. -Identified strategic and tactical opportunities that best fit the goals and KPIs of the campaign. -Collaborated with other internal and external teams in a cross-functional capacity to ensure alignment of campaign objectives and expectations. -Analyzed campaign results to determine optimizations and recommendations for future flights. -Evaluated media partners using 3rd party tools to determine relevancy to target consumer profile.   Podcast Name: ‎創業早點明StartUp Step Into The Startup for Better Self-- Delivers inspiration and strategies for founders to startup their entrepreneurial journey. Podcast Website: podpage.com/chuang-ye-zao-dian-ming-startup LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/peterongkl   Connect with T&T: IG: @TurmericTequila Facebook: @TurmericAndTequila Website: www.TurmericAndTequila.com   Host: Kristen Olson IG: @Madonnashero Tik Tok: @Madonnashero Email: Info@KOAlliance.com Website: www.KOAlliance.com        

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille
Malaysia's Sky-high Aerospace Ambition - Are We Ready?

BFM :: The Breakfast Grille

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 24:08


Malaysia wants to be a formidable player in the aerospace industry and has set in motion plans and blueprints to make this a reality. The 12th Malaysia Plan hopes the aerospace industry can generate RM30 billion in revenue, with 30,000 jobs by 2025. The Malaysian Aerospace Industry Blueprint 2030, launched in 2015, sets out similar lofty goals. Image credit: shutterstock

My Favorite Mistake
Investment Banker Lynn Yap Was Pressured to Not Visit Her Dying Grandmother in Malaysia

My Favorite Mistake

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 32:49


Show page: https://www.markgraban.com/mistake117 My guest for Episode #117 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Lynn Yap, the Founder of Actv8 Network, whose mission is to increase the participation of women in the fields of technology, and entrepreneurship. She started her career as a corporate attorney, and then followed a traditional business path—graduating from the Wharton School with an MBA and working in investment banking. Her curiosity led her to research more about using businesses as a force for good. Her book The Altruistic Capitalist: How to Lead for Purpose and Profit represents the culmination of conversations with leaders at for-profit corporations, entrepreneurs, and investors, and her personal experience. In today's episode, Lynn shares her “favorite mistake” story, which led to her to leave investment banking after participating in the Facebook IPO. Why did she learn that she never again “wanted to sacrifice [her] values”? We talk about that story and other topics including: Did you go through a process of forgiving yourself? Why did you start the Actv8 Network? Interactive programs? For young women? Gap — Tom Peters — need more women on boards, CEOs The book: Focusing on all stake holders instead of just shareholders? Business Roundtable statement — stakeholder capitalism 21 core metrics – people, the planet What is the “altruistic capitalist mindset”?Mindfulness, curiosity, grit --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/favorite-mistake/support

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast
Jimmy Lee – Sometimes Life Rewards You for Solving a Riddle

My Worst Investment Ever Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 32:59


BIO: Jimmy Lee is a Venture Builder and Humanitarian. STORY: Jimmy and his partner got into a partnership with two other businesses for a huge project that would bring them big returns. One of the businesses wanted Jimmy to collude with them and kick the third company out of the project. He refused and got cut out of the project, losing everything he had invested in it. LEARNING: Get your downpayment at the start of the project. When you receive help, pay it forward.   “If you have a firm belief in yourself, and you know what you want to do, you should go for it. Things will come into place eventually.”Jimmy Lee  Guest profilehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmyleefoodieboxgroup/ (Jimmy Lee) is a Venture Builder and Humanitarian. Believe in yourself, and you can make the impossible possible! Worst investment everJimmy was introduced to entrepreneurship by chance by a friend. He went into it without experience, capital, or contacts—just a law degree and an idea. His first startup was a creative agency doing motion videos. Within four years, he grew the business into a multi-million business. The year 2007 was a very great year for Jimmy and his business partner because they got two huge projects. They were engaged as a contractor for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Malaysia. Their job was to project the first prime minister in a hologram. The following year, everything fell apart. Jimmy's company got into a partnership with two other companies. Jimmy got called for a secret meeting with one of the companies and was told not to inform the other company. He went for the meeting with his partner out of curiosity. The value of the project was about 4.5 million Malaysian ringgit. The other company wanted to sideline the third company and divide the profit between their company and Jimmy's. Jimmy and his partner said no to that idea because it was unethical. A week later, Jimmy's company got terminated from the project. All the payments he was supposed to receive had been pending due diligence, and now he couldn't get paid. He lost everything overnight. They had focused on that one huge project for the past few months, and many resources went to it. Lessons learnedDon't give up even when you face failure and other hurdles. Get your downpayment money at the onset of the project. Andrew's takeawaysPeople do help people sometimes out of the blue. Once somebody has helped you out of the blue, you have an obligation to pay that forward. Actionable adviceContinue exploring opportunities and learn from your failures and be better. From that, you can do something even bigger. No. 1 goal for the next 12 monthsJimmy's number one goal for the next 12 months is to set up a venture fund in Singapore. The venture will fund projects focused entirely on food, technology, and social enterprise. Parting words  “Do things that are out of the box. Don't be afraid because sometimes it's just internal fear. So be bold and mighty force will come to your aid.”Jimmy Lee  [spp-transcript]   Connect with Jimmy Leehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jimmyleefoodieboxgroup/ (LinkedIn) https://twitter.com/jimmyleebg (Twitter) https://foodiebox.group/ (Website) Andrew's bookshttps://amzn.to/3qrfHjX (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://amzn.to/2PDApAo (My Worst Investment Ever) https://amzn.to/3v6ip1Y (9 Valuation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them) https://amzn.to/3emBO8M (Transform Your Business with Dr.Deming's 14 Points) Andrew's online programshttps://valuationmasterclass.com/ (Valuation Master Class) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/how-to-start-building-your-wealth-investing-in-the-stock-market (How to Start Building Your Wealth Investing in the Stock Market) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/finance-made-ridiculously-simple (Finance Made Ridiculously Simple) https://academy.astotz.com/courses/gp (Become a Great Presenter and Increase Your Influence)...

The Documentary Podcast
Climate: Civil disobedience

The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 24:03


Usually protests against climate change take the form of marches or protests but for some activists this is not enough. Host Nuala McGovern hears from three people in Malaysia, France and Germany about why they have taken their fears about the climate much further - from interrupting a fashion show to risking their lives. For others, their concerns about the climate provoke emotional and mental challenges that are referred to as ‘climate anxiety. Two UK-based activists explain how worrying about climate change is causing their daily lives to be affected by feelings of anger, fear and grief.

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
Journal Your Way Into A Millionaire Mindset - Patrick Grove

The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 33:17


Do you think it is possible to journal your way to a million dollars? In today's episode, we are going to show you how it's done. Leading entrepreneur in Pacific Asia, Patrick Grove, shares how the simple exercise of journaling can be used as a tool to set you up for incredible financial success.    Listen out for: - How Patrick Grove kicked Vishen's butt. - The secret to how Patrick used journaling to achieve his goals. - How Patrick saved his company from bankruptcy. - The 6 ‘F's method and how it helps to bring balance to your life.    ABOUT PATRICK GROVE Patrick Grove's on-demand video service Iflix operates in 22 countries in Southeast Asia, South Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East. He is the co-founder and group CEO of Catcha Group, which has interests in digital businesses. Grove's on-demand video service Iflix was sold to Tencent for $50 million in May 2020. His Australia-listed Frontier Digital Ventures has invested in 16 classified sites in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. His Australia-listed iCar Asia operates auto-sales portals in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.      Bonus:                                                                          - Download the Mindvalley app today to access your FREE daily meditation by the world's best teachers and join in on our next LIVE call