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Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today's podcast guests are diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and Arab Affair reporter Aaron Boxerman with Jessica Steinberg hosting. Berman discusses prime minister Naftali Bennett's recent Friday meeting with Russian premier Vladimir Putin, and his own conversation with Russian-born Knesset minister Ze'ev Elkin, who serves as the prime minister's translator when in Russia. Boxerman offers some insights as to Defense Minister Benny Gantz's surprise announcement on Friday, declaring six Palestinian human rights groups to be “terror organizations," which caught the groups by surprise and is a situation that is still unfolding. Boxerman also updates listeners about the status of the coronavirus and vaccinations in the Palestinian territories, where financial incentives have helped bring the numbers up. Berman speaks about the recent five-day visit of India's foreign minister to Israel, with an in-depth look at the planned Arabian-Mediterranean Corridor that would form a regional economic network. Discussed articles include: Bennett wraps up Russia trip, gets invite from Putin to visit again Gantz declares six Palestinian rights groups ‘terror organizations' Palestinian rights groups push back after Israel outlaws 6 for terrorism Expanded Israel-India ties start taking shape, after the Netanyahu-Modi bromance Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speak during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Friday for their first meeting, hailing friendly ties between the two countries. (Evgeny Biyatov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Negar Mortazavi speaks to Azadeh Moaveni, Director of Gender and Conflict at the International Crisis Group, about online threats against female journalists who cover Iran, women's rights and the golden years of reform, how US policy has impacted Iranian women, and feminist movements across the Middle East. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/theiranpodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theiranpodcast/support
In the summer of 1940 the British faced supply shortages in the Middle East and were vastly outnumbered by Italian forces in Libya. Archibald Wavell, one of Churchill's least favourite generals, came under intense pressure from his Prime Minister for a swift and impressive victory. HIs opposite number Count Graziani quickly realised the Italian Army was poorly equipped for desert war, and despite its size would struggle to achieve a decisive victory. The Indian Fourth Division was deployed in this context and intensively trained by Major General Richard O'Connor to fight the desert battles to come. This podcast is the first of several where I will examine the realities of desert warfare for Indian soldiers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Iraqi Journalist Ahmed Twaij (https://www.ahmedtwaij.com/) talks about Colin Powell and why he says "I'd sooner mourn my country than treat Colin Powell as a hero." Ahmed Twaij (https://twitter.com/twaiji) is an independent freelance journalist. His work has been published in numerous outlets including The Independent, The Guardian, New York Times, Vice, BBC, Kerning Cultures and many more. His work focuses on US politics, social justice issues and the Middle East. He zealously tells stories as a means to promote equality, as well as holding those in power to account. His work has taken him across the US, UK, Europe and the Middle East. Ahmed is also passionate about photography and filmmaking and has previously worked with a number of international humanitarian and human rights organizations. He is currently working as a director of an, as yet, undisclosed feature length documentary produced by multiple Oscar winning John Battsek. He is also developing a podcast series on Racism in the Arab World. After initially graduating as a medical doctor from Imperial College London in 2012, Ahmed found his passion in storytelling and became a self-taught journalist. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Medical Humanities. After working as a doctor in London for a number of years, Ahmed began volunteering abroad, namely helping with the refugee crisis across Europe, where he developed his desire for storytelling. This passion drove Ahmed to pursue a master's degree in Conflict, Security and Development, with Global Health. Ahmed has also produced and directed a number of videos for which he has been nominated for awards, as well as podcasts. His photography has been featured in various exhibitions across the globe. Ahmed is a member of the Everyday Projects and is manager of everydayiraq, an online social media platform dedicated to shedding light on the daily life of Iraqis and providing a new narrative for the nation. The project has been featured by numerous international outlets, including BBC and Metro.
Today's speakers, who are human rights activists as well as being business-oriented, will discuss why Bitcoin matters, especially in the Middle East region. Alex Gladstein, vice president of strategy for the Oslo Freedom Forum, has connected many dissidents and civil society groups with business leaders, philanthropists, policymakers and artists, to promote free and open societies. He has shared his views at MIT, Stanford, BBC, the European Parliament, the U.S. State Department, and other venues. He is the singularity expert at Singularity University and advises Blockchain Capital. Fadi Elsalameen, who was born in Hebron, is a critic of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority and has received death threats for his pro-democracy and anti-corruption work. He is a graduate of Seeds of Peace, a successful businessperson, and has also shared his views at many leading institutions, including The Commonwealth Club of California. SPEAKERS Fadi Elsalameen M.S., International Relations and Economics; Adjunct Senior Fellow, American Security Project Alex Gladstein Chief Strategy Officer, Human Rights Foundation; Co-Author, The Little Bitcoin Book Jonathan Curiel Author—Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on October 18th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's one of the biggest news stories of the month: social media and the spread of misinformation. While Facebook garnered much attention over the past several weeks, the problem of misinformation goes back far longer and is far broader than many people realize. In this episode, we chat with Tim Weninger, Frank M. Friemann Associate Prof. of Engineering. His work in this area goes back to the dawn of ISIS in the Middle East and continues today through the development of a suite of forensics tools to help fight coordinated misinformation campaigns. Read more about Weninger's work at: https://fightingfor.nd.edu/2018/fighting-the-spread-of-misinformation/
What is the secret to conquering self-doubt and depression? On In The Market with Janet Parshall this week, we learned that the solution to these challenges is found in a clear understanding that God created us for relationship with each other and most importantly with Him. Our experts gave us solid, biblical direction on how to resolve conflict and how to address the challenges of dealing with a narcissist. We updated you on China’s continued oppression of the Uyghurs Muslims and then encouraged you with amazing stories of how the Gospel is transforming lives in the Middle East. Now it’s time to talk heart to heart about the big news headlines of the week.
In this Outline event, we talked to Adib Dada about his latest project, Beirut RiverLESS Urban Forest. Beirut RiverLESS offers a set of replicable interventions to rehabilitate lost ecosystems and improve the living conditions and quality of life of people in the city who live along the river and to restore the area's biodiversity. Adib Dada is the founder of theOtherDada [tOD] Regenerative Consultancy & Architecture firm, which mission is to activate projects across architecture, living systems, and art. Adib has been recognized in Apollo Magazine's 40 Under 40 as a Patron of the Arts in the Middle East, and was listed as one of GOOD Magazine's GOOD 100 for his project Beirut RiverLESS.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Outline:Outline is a process-focused conversation that looks at guests' individual projects rather than their full bodies of work. The conversation sketches the journey of the project; the spark of curiosity that led to the project, the process of implementing the idea, the struggles that emerged throughout the implementation, and the aftermath of the project that includes new questions and new ideas. The name “Outline” stems from the idea of creating a retroactive project outline which is part of a broader emphasis on the process of curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking from a nuts and bolts perspective. Outline is not discipline-specific; the series will be held with artists, academics, writers, filmmakers, among others. Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on afikra.com
On Saturday, a gang kidnapped 17 North American missionaries in Haiti as the party returned from an orphanage in a suburb of Port-au-Prince. Since then, the group, known as 400 Mawozo, has demanded a ransom of $17 million for the victims, who include five men, seven women, and five children. While many locals have been kidnapped in recent years as security on the country's roads has been increasingly threatened, this incident has drawn significant international attention. This kidnapping comes roughly two months after US troops withdrew from Afghanistan. America's departure and the chaos that ensued led many expats, including aid workers and missionaries, to leave the country. Anna Hampton is the author of Facing Danger: A Guide Through Risk, which is based on her doctoral dissertation at Trinity Seminary in Newburg. She's been in full-time ministry for 28 years, more than 17 of those years in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey and other parts of Central Asia and the Middle East. She and her family are now based in the US, but still doing work in Central Asia, so Anna Hampton is a pseudonym. Hampton joined global media manager Morgan Lee and executive editor Ted Olsen to discuss how the Bible discusses risk, what has shaped Western Christians' perspectives on this issue, and how saviorism affects how we make these decisions. What is Quick to Listen? Read more. Rate Quick to Listen on Apple Podcasts Follow the podcast on Twitter Follow this week's hosts on Twitter: Morgan Lee and Ted Olsen Music by Sweeps Quick to Listen is produced Morgan Lee and Matt Linder The transcript is edited by Faith Ndlovu Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Hillary and Tina speak to US Congressman from Florida, Ted Deutch. Congressman Ted Deutch represents Florida's 22nd district, which serves communities in northern Broward County and southeastern Palm Beach County in South Florida. Now serving his seventh term in the 117th Congress, he is the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which he serves as the Chairman of the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee.Ted's priorities in the 117th Congress include promoting economic opportunity in South Florida, reducing the influence of big money in our elections, gun violence prevention, fighting for full equality for all, and advancing the security interests of the United States, Israel, and our allies. For show notes and links to our sources, please click here (https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep36notes). Special Guest: Ted Deutch.
في هذه الحلقة أتابع مشاركتكم لماذا لا نُرسِل ابنتنا إلى المدرسة مع طرح كافة الطرق التي اعتمدناها في المنزل من أجل توفير جو آمن يسمح لها بأن تُعبّر عن ذاتها وأن تتعلّم من خلال اللعب والمرح وأن تكتشف ما ترغب في فهمه وتعلّمه بطرق تربوية بسيطة ومُمتِعة. تتضمن هذه الحلقة نصائح لمساعدة الطفل على النمو في الحياة بفرح وسعادة من دون اعتبار أن التعلّم هو واجب مملّ بل جزء من خبرات الحياة يمكن اكتسابه وتطويره بحب، ومرح وسلاسة بعيداً عن كافة معايير التعلّم التقليدية التي يفرضها المجتمع والمنهج التربوي على الطفل والتي غالباً ما تكون مبنية على الخوف وعلى سلب الطفل حبه للمعرفة بشكل بديهي وممتع. فلنسمح لأطفالنا أن يكونوا من هم عليه وأن يتذكروا دوماً ما قد آتوا لتحقيقه في هذا الكون.
Big Ripple XRP news today as Ripple expands cross-border payments using XRP with Tranglo in Asia, Al Ansari Exchange in Middle East. In the SEC Ripple lawsuit the Judge pushes back the discovery deadline. A pension fund for firefighters in Houston has made a purchase in bitcoin and ethereum facilitated by bitcoin investment firm NYDIG. Former House Speaker Gingrich: Central banks will hold Bitcoin as "reserve against inflation". Walmart, the world's largest company by revenue, is letting customers buy bitcoin at dozens of its U.S. stores via Coinstar machines. FTX exchange raises $420 Million. The Associated Press AP is launching an official Chainlink node.
Photo: Iraqis in the predominantly Sunni city of Husaybah wait in lines to vote during the national election. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Is Iraq developing a taste for democracy? James Jeffrey @TheWilsonCenter Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 Ambassador James F. Jeffrey joined the Wilson Center in December 2020 as Chair of the Middle East Program. Ambassador Jeffrey served as the Secretary's Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS until November 8, 2020. He is a senior American diplomat with experience in political, security, and energy issues in the Middle East, Turkey, Germany, and the Balkans. Related articles https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/private-iraqis-support-peace-israel-195120 https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/10/iraqi-election-shakes-shiite-political-old-guard https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/will-turkey-destabilize-northern-syria-again-analysis-682312
Alexander Mercouris, editor in chief at theduran.com and host of "The Duran" on YouTube, joins us to discuss Hunter Biden and the strategic partnership between Russia and China. Familiar allegations arise as evidence appears that Hunter Biden tried to use his father's name to get pricey contracts with Alcoa aluminum. Also, Mercouris argues that the Russian and Chinese joint naval drills are a signal that the two military powers are working together at an unprecedented level.Dr. Yolandra Hancock, board-certified pediatrician and obesity medicine specialist, joins us to discuss Covid. There is a considerable conversation going on in the medical community regarding the mixing and matching of coronavirus jabs. The CDC is giving the green light for mixed shots. Also, the White House is unveiling a plan to vaccinate children ages 5-11.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss China. Scott has penned an article in RT in which he argues that "China has conducted a test of space launch technology that, if adapted for use as a nuclear weapons system, could nullify US defenses against Chinese missile attacks." Scott discusses China's reported test of a hypersonic glide vehicle that circled the globe and struck a target. Robert Fantina, journalist and Palestine activist, joins us to discuss Iran. A Responsible Statecraft article discusses the reasons that negotiations between the Biden administration and Iran have ground to a halt. Trita Parsi's article, flawed though it may be, strikes home when it posits that "a more reliable and stable Plan A is needed that both addresses the unsustainability of an agreement that the United States can exist without penalty and that delinks the revival of the JCPOA from legitimate desires to broaden the deal."Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut, joins us to discuss the Middle East. A US base involved in the illegal occupation of the Syrian oil fields was attacked by drones from an unknown source. International security observers expect the US to blame the attack on "Iranian linked" groups, as usual. Also, several Syrian soldiers were killed during a terrorist attack when explosives were placed on a military transport bus. Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri- Kansas City, joins us to discuss economics. Private equity firms have been making a fortune while hollowing out the hopes of everyday working-class Americans. Also, Senator Elizabeth Warren is leading a push for Wall Street reform. However, few observers expect a party led by a President with notorious connections to predatory credit card firms to support any major changes to the financial industry. Video journalist Ford Fischer from the News2Share outlet joins us to discuss the media. Fischer joins us to relate his recent experience at a protest against the environmental policies of the Biden administration. Observers found it conspicuous that mainstream media courses ignored the activity, as over 400 were arrested over five days. Nick Davies, peace activist and author of "Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion of Iraq," joins us to discuss the effect of the neoliberal ideology. Author Nicholas Davies argues that "Americans should likewise demand that our government stop wasting trillions of dollars to militarize the world and destroy countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, and start solving our real problems, here and abroad."
This interview is extremely critical today, as the Biden administration is openly pressuring Israel to open up a consulate for the terrorist Palestinian Authority in Jerusalem and erase the Trump administration policy of supporting a united Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Do not miss hearing these extremely important words of Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an expert in the Middle East and Islam.
From paganism to Christianity, we explore the religions of Anglo-Saxon England. The Germanic migrants who settled in Britain in the fifth century were pagans. From the end of the sixth century, missionaries from Rome and Ireland converted the rulers of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms to a religion – Christianity – which had originated in the Middle East. The conversion to Christianity had an enormous social and cultural impact on Anglo-Saxon England. With this religion arrived literacy and the writing of books and documents. The vast majority of the manuscripts which survived from this period were made by churchmen and women, and they were kept in the libraries of monasteries and cathedrals.
Eva Bartlett is a Canadian independent journalist and activist. She has spent years on the ground covering conflict zones in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Palestine (where she lived for nearly four years). Eva is a recipient of the 2017 International Journalism Award for International Reporting, granted by the Mexican Journalists' Press Club […]
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Startup Israel editor Ricky Ben-David and science and health correspondent Nathan Jeffay join the podcast today, hosted by Jessica Steinberg. Jeffay discusses results of two new studies, including one which found that almost one in three ultra-Orthodox Israelis has been infected with the coronavirus, showing that the large, tight-knit communities and close family quarters were some of the factors that brought about the high number of cases. Ben-David takes a look at the agreement signed between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to collaborate on a number of space projects, including the Beresheet 2 space mission to the moon. Both countries have significant research and experience to contribute to the projects, said Ben-David. Jeffay speaks about the advanced 3D technology used to successfully reconstruct the jaw of an IDF soldier who was shot in the face, and Ben-David talks about the new, foldable cars created by an Israeli automotive company that will allow for squeezing into tight spots in busy cities like Tel Aviv. Discussed articles include: 1 in 3 Haredim caught coronavirus, double the national average – study Large Israeli study finds Pfizer COVID shot keeps teens safe from Delta strain New Israel-UAE agreement to promote innovation-based business ties Israel, UAE to launch joint space projects, including Beresheet 2 Moon mission After IDF soldier takes bullet to face, doctors rebuild his jaw in high-tech op Israeli ‘foldable' electric cars to make debut as emergency response vehicles Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Ultra Orthodox Jews walk in the Ultra orthodox town of Bnei Brak on October 14, 2020, during a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
We continue our trip down the Plantagenet line of royal sucksession, with Richard the Lionheart. This anal rapist, fought his way onto the English thronewith the help of his butt-buddy Philip II of France. Before heading off to the 3rd Crusade in the Holy Land committing war crimes and political disasters in his wake. Plus we take a dive into the REAL Order of the Assassins.
We are surrounded by more readily available information than ever before. And a huge percentage of it is inaccurate. Some of the bad info is well-meaning but ignorant. Some of it is deliberately deceptive. All of it is pernicious. With the internet always at our fingertips, what's a teacher of history to do? In Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone) (U Chicago Press, 2018), Sam Wineburg offers answers, beginning with this: We definitely can't stick to the same old read-the-chapter-answer-the-questions-at-the-back snoozefest we've subjected students to for decades! If we want to educate citizens who can sift through the mass of information around them and separate fact from fake, we must explicitly work to give them the necessary critical thinking tools. Historical thinking has nothing to do with test prep–style ability to memorize facts. Instead, it's an orientation to the world that we can cultivate, one that encourages reasoned skepticism, discourages haste, and counters our tendency to confirm our biases. Wineburg draws on surprising discoveries from an array of research and experiments to paint a picture of a dangerously mine-filled landscape, but one that, with care, attention, and awareness, we can all learn to navigate. It's easy to look around at the public consequences of historical ignorance and despair. Wineburg is here to tell us it doesn't have to be that way. The future of the past may rest on our screens. But its fate rests in our hands. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
We are surrounded by more readily available information than ever before. And a huge percentage of it is inaccurate. Some of the bad info is well-meaning but ignorant. Some of it is deliberately deceptive. All of it is pernicious. With the internet always at our fingertips, what's a teacher of history to do? In Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone) (U Chicago Press, 2018), Sam Wineburg offers answers, beginning with this: We definitely can't stick to the same old read-the-chapter-answer-the-questions-at-the-back snoozefest we've subjected students to for decades! If we want to educate citizens who can sift through the mass of information around them and separate fact from fake, we must explicitly work to give them the necessary critical thinking tools. Historical thinking has nothing to do with test prep–style ability to memorize facts. Instead, it's an orientation to the world that we can cultivate, one that encourages reasoned skepticism, discourages haste, and counters our tendency to confirm our biases. Wineburg draws on surprising discoveries from an array of research and experiments to paint a picture of a dangerously mine-filled landscape, but one that, with care, attention, and awareness, we can all learn to navigate. It's easy to look around at the public consequences of historical ignorance and despair. Wineburg is here to tell us it doesn't have to be that way. The future of the past may rest on our screens. But its fate rests in our hands. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at email@example.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
We are surrounded by more readily available information than ever before. And a huge percentage of it is inaccurate. Some of the bad info is well-meaning but ignorant. Some of it is deliberately deceptive. All of it is pernicious. With the internet always at our fingertips, what's a teacher of history to do? In Why Learn History (When It's Already on Your Phone) (U Chicago Press, 2018), Sam Wineburg offers answers, beginning with this: We definitely can't stick to the same old read-the-chapter-answer-the-questions-at-the-back snoozefest we've subjected students to for decades! If we want to educate citizens who can sift through the mass of information around them and separate fact from fake, we must explicitly work to give them the necessary critical thinking tools. Historical thinking has nothing to do with test prep–style ability to memorize facts. Instead, it's an orientation to the world that we can cultivate, one that encourages reasoned skepticism, discourages haste, and counters our tendency to confirm our biases. Wineburg draws on surprising discoveries from an array of research and experiments to paint a picture of a dangerously mine-filled landscape, but one that, with care, attention, and awareness, we can all learn to navigate. It's easy to look around at the public consequences of historical ignorance and despair. Wineburg is here to tell us it doesn't have to be that way. The future of the past may rest on our screens. But its fate rests in our hands. Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D. is a psychologist, writer, Middle East television commentator and host of The New Books Network's Van Leer Jerusalem Series on Ideas. Write her at firstname.lastname@example.org Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/intellectual-history
Support the Delingpod!! https://www.subscribestar.com/jamesdelingpole Eva Bartlett is a Canadian independent journalist and activist. She has spent years on the ground covering conflict zones in the Middle East, especially in Syria and Palestine (where she lived for nearly four years). Eva is a recipient of the 2017 International Journalism Award for International Reporting, granted by the Mexican Journalists' Press Club (founded in 1951), the first recipient of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism, and was short-listed in 2017 for the Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism.
Read a transcript of this episode on FT.comhttps://www.ft.com/content/9c52937f-8f75-4d9d-8a62-8479a818ef45The ECB is pushing banks to add hundreds of extra staff and billions of extra capital to their post-Brexit operations, and Turkey could be ‘grey-listed' today by a global financial watchdog. Plus, the FT's Middle East editor, Andrew England, explains that Saudi Arabia is turning to women to boost employment. VOTE: The FT News Briefing has been nominated for the Lovie Awards news & politics podcast category! https://vote.lovieawards.com/PublicVoting#/2021/podcasts/general-series/news-politicsECB pushes banks to beef up their post-Brexit planshttps://www.ft.com/content/39591ec1-98ca-4b47-9aa7-2cb184127d9fTurkey faces threat of ‘grey-listing' by global finance watchdoghttps://www.ft.com/content/74ff270e-6f1d-489f-802b-cd9b36c86fa3Saudi attitudes to women in the workplace change as job market gets kickstarthttps://www.ft.com/content/55ec5e7a-a520-4969-ab90-f5b528c6c3f9The FT News Briefing is produced by Fiona Symon and Marc Filippino. The show's editor is Jess Smith. Additional help by Peter Barber, Gavin Kallmann and Michael Bruning. The show's theme song is by Metaphor Music. The FT's global head of audio is Cheryl Brumley. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
National Director for Code Pink Ariel Gold joins us to discuss US spending. The Senate panel on Monday approved an annual Pentagon budget of $725.8 billion, giving the U.S. military $29 billion more than last year. This amount was $10 billion more than requested. Dan Lazare, investigative journalist and author of "America's Undeclared War," joins us to discuss Russiagate. The Russiagate plot thickens as Clinton lawyer Michael Sussman's indictment has opened a new line of questions into the shady firm Crowdstrike, which he hired to "investigate" the alleged DNC hack.Jim Kavanagh, writer at thepolemicist.net & CounterPunch and the author of "Danger to Society: Against Vaccine Passports," and John Kiriakou, journalist, author, and Host of The Back Story, come together to discuss Julian Assange and Kiriakou's latest article about Daniel Hale.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, and Martin Sieff, senior fellow at the American University in Moscow, join us to discuss NATO. Russia suspended its NATO mission on Monday in response to the NATO expulsion of eight Russian mission diplomats for alleged spying.Laith Marouf, broadcaster and journalist based in Beirut joins us to discuss the Middle East. Iraqi protesters demand an election recount in Baghdad and Israel is said to approve a $1.5 billion budget for a potential strike on Iran.Dr. Emmitt Riley, political scientist, author and assistant professor of Africana studies at DePauw University, and Greg Palast, investigative reporter, joins us to discuss Congressional politics. The Senate is set to vote on a sweeping voting rights bill that the Republicans promise to filibuster. Phil Giraldi, former CIA case agent and Army Intelligence Officer, American columnist and commentator, joins us to discuss Oleg Deropaska. Two homes that are financially connected to Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska were raided by the FBI. It is not well known that Deripaska worked with the FBI in an attempt to free a CIA asset that was held in Iran.George Koo, journalist, social activist, international business consultant, joins us to discuss China. Despite the current Bidenesque ‘softer' approach, the US's latest policies towards China seem to mirror the Trump administration's anti-China stance.
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Alivia Duncan, a senior at Clark Atlanta University to discuss the struggle for safe housing and shared governance at Atlanta University Center HBCUs, including Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Morris Brown College, the paternalistic behavior of university administration toward students, the repression and division tactics employed by the AUC, and the need for investment in HBCUs in light of Joe Biden's cuts to HBCU funding in the reconciliation bill. In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Alivia Duncan, a senior at Clark Atlanta University to discuss the struggles women are facing in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover as a result of sanctions, the reality of women's rights under the US occupation, and the US military's ongoing desire to dominate the Middle East and south Asia through crippling economic sanctions.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Karleigh Webb, an athlete, activist, journalist, socialist, contributor to @Outsports and host of the TransSporter Room to discuss the planned walkout of employees at Netflix in response to the Dave Chappelle stand-up special that featured transphobic comments, Chapelle's attempt to turn the LGBTQ and Black communities against each other despite the intersections in identity that Black LGBTQ people experience, and the Texas state government's barring of transgender students from participating on sports teams that align with their gender.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Danny Haiphong, Contributing Editor of Black Agenda Report, Co-Host of The Left Lens, and co-author of “American Exceptionalism and American Innocence: A People's History of Fake News―From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror” and Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist at Black Agenda Report and author of the book "Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents" to discuss the death of Colin Powell and his celebration despite his war crimes, the anniversary of the assassination of Muammar Gaddafi and Barack Obama's role in unleashing instability and war onto Libya, the collapse of Black politics into Black faces in high places, the opportunity to rekindle a fighting spirit in a mass progressive movement for the reconciliation bill and real reforms to help working ans poor people, and the ruling class' intensifying demonization of alternatives to capitalism.
Lauren Green is the Chief Religion Correspondant, and an Award Winning Journalist for Fox News. She is a dear friend that we've been privileged to interview with on the surging Jesus movement in the Middle East and for book our interviews. She loves Jesus wholeheartedly and and it shows everytime she's featured on FOX. Lauren has been with the network since it began in October of 1996. On the 25th anniversary of FOX, we wanted to catch up with Lauren and hear how she lives out her faith and brings it into the headlines of the day on America's most watched news station. Lauren is a former Miss Minnesota and third runner up in the 1985 Miss America pageant. She is a classically trained pianist and an excellent author. Her book "Lighthouse Faith-God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog" is certainly needed for us to help clarify our world today. Lauren went to grade school with Prince and he had a crush on her in 3rd grade! Lauren got married late in life and her story of how that happenned is heartwarming!
Two-time Emmy winner David Page changed the world of food television by creating, developing, and executive-producing the groundbreaking show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network. Before that, as a network news producer based in London, Frankfurt, and Budapest, he traveled Europe, Africa, and the Middle East doing two things: covering some of the biggest stories in the world and developing a passion for some of the world's most incredible food. Page walked through Checkpoint Charlie into East Berlin the night the Berlin wall opened, but his favorite memory of the eastern side before reunification remains the weisswurst sold under the S-Bahn elevated train. He was first served couscous by Moammar Khaddafy's kitchen staff while waiting in a tent to interview the dictator in Libya. Blood oranges at a three o'clock breakfast with Yasser Arafat. Wild boar prosciutto in Rome. Bouillabaisse in Marseille. Cheese pies in Tbilisi. Venison in Salzburg. Nonstop caviar in Moscow. He even managed to slip a few food features in between the headline stories, such as a profile of Germany's leading food critic, which turned out not to be the oxymoron one might assume. Once back in the states, Page has pursued his passion both personally and professionally. Show-producing Good Morning America, he was involved in a substantial amount of food coverage, including cooking segments by Emeril Lagasse. Creating Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and hands-on producing its first eleven seasons took him deep into the world of American food—its vast variations, its history, its evolution, and especially the dedicated cooks and chefs keeping it vibrant. His next series, the syndicated Beer Geeks, dove deep into the intersection of great beer and great food. It is those experiences, that education, and the discovery of little- known stories and facts that led Page to dig even deeper and tie the strands together in Food Americana. Listen to episode to hear these stories and more! Links from this episode Food Americana: The Remarkable People and Incredible Stories behind America's Favorite Dishes by David Page
Eric Demeter and I talk about Christian dating on this episode of the podcast. He clarifies that there isn't one right way to date as a Christian-- the Bible isn't clear about it-- but there are some wrong ways. He encourages us to be curious about other believers and date for the purpose of marriage. A little bit about the guest: Eric is a relationship and conflict resolution specialist with advanced studies in mediation, peacemaking and negotiation from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and Peacemaker Ministries. He is currently a missionary with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) based in Athens, Greece where he disciples young people from the Middle East, and teaches conflict resolution and healthy relationships to YWAM staff and missionary students. His experiences growing up listening to heavy metal, working alongside ex-convicts, and being raised in the Roman Catholic tradition give him the ability to connect well with people of diverse belief systems. He considers every reader a friend and challenges everyone to become more like Christ in everything they do. Support the podcast through Patreon Join our mailing list Check out our website Resources: How Should a Christian Date? by Eric Demeter Eric is reading Culture Making by Andy Crouch. He is being refreshed by time with friends in Colorado. Noteworthy quotes: “Don't date someone you have to disciple.” 15:27 “God gives us a big yard to date and you just have to find what works for you.” 22:26 “God cares.” 26:31 Questions for consideration: If you're in a dating relationship, are you seeking the counsel of others? If not, who are a few people who you can invite into your relationship?
Whether it's food or music, Issa Dababneh of Jolly Man Food Company in Amman, Jordan, loves to produce. When the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed the doors of his restaurant and factory, Issa turned to his first production love—music—and Pandemic Beats was born.
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today's guests are senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and political reporter Tal Schneider, with Raoul Wootliff hosting. On today's show, we look at the physical fight that took place yesterday between Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben Gvir and Joint List chair Ayman Odeh, and ask what it says about Israeli politics today. And, following 26th-anniversary memorials for slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin this week, we assess the ongoing battle over the lessons to be learned from the 1995 assassination of Israel's premier: how former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still trying to challenge the stain of being part of the climate of hostility toward Rabin; Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's bitter speech over the "heirs" of Rabin's murderers; and the Rabin family celebrating Netanyahu's fall. Discussed articles include: Far-right and Arab MKs scuffle during visit to hunger-striking terror suspect Law for one and one for brawl: What the press is saying about Knesset tussles Lapid: Rabin assassin's ‘ideological heirs' are serving in Knesset today Shaked slams coalition partners after Rabin memorial: ‘Stop the wild incitement' At memorials, Rabin family hails gov't that toppled Netanyahu: ‘The people won' Netanyahu to skip official ceremony marking 26 years since Rabin assassination Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. PHOTO: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a memorial service marking 23 years since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, at Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, on October 21, 2018. (Marc Israel Sellem/Pool/Flash90) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Decaying oil tanker could trigger an environmental and humanitarian disaster. The FSO Safer is marooned off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea, close to one of the world's biggest shipping lanes. A massive oil spill or explosion from it could disrupt global trade for months and lead to an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. It's loaded with hundreds of tons of crude oil, its hull is rusting and it hasn't moved in years. So why isn't anybody doing anything about it? Nominally the Safer is the property of the Saudi-backed Yemeni government. Right now though, both it and its multi-million dollar cargo are controlled by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. UN officials say the Houthis have broken an agreement to allow an inspection of the vessel. The Saudis accuse them of holding the world to ransom over the potential disaster. The Houthis disagree. Ed Butler speaks to Ghiwa Naket, the executive director of Greenpeace for the Middle East and North Africa, to Ben Huynh a researcher at Stanford University, to Hussain Albukhaiti a Yemeni journalist with close links to the Houthi leadership and to Peter Salisbury, senior analyst for Yemen at the International Crisis Group. (Picture description: Maxar Satellite image of the FSO Safer tanker moored off Ras Issa port, in Yemen. Picture credit: Getty Images)
This week we talk about the things you didn’t know you needed until you got there. Nikki is all over her new phone cover for her bike (something she didn’t need in the US). What have you needed in one country that became irrevelant in another? A portrait of Ghaddafi to show your allegiance? Winterized tyres in the Middle East? What has been your hardest goodbye and why? We talk.. Read More
A distinguished public servant, Dan has served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives; the District Attorney for Richmond County, New York; and the Deputy Bureau Chief for the New York County District Attorney's Office. He has decades of experience working with high-level government officials on the federal, state, and city level. As Representative for the 11th Congressional District of the State of New York, he was appointed to the Homeland Security Committee, where he served as chairman of the Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communication Subcommittee and was a member of the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee. He was also appointed to the Foreign Affairs Committee, where he served as a member of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee and the Africa, Global Health, Human Rights, and International Organizations Subcommittee. As District Attorney for Richmond County, Staten Island, New York, he served as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer and presided over 125 prosecutors, administrative staff, and NYPD detective squad. In this role he was responsible for the prosecution of more than 12,000 criminal cases per year. He also represented Staten Island as Deputy Borough President and as Chief of Staff for the Office of the Staten Island Borough President, where he oversaw public safety, education, transportation, healthcare, environmental, and city planning matters. As Deputy Bureau Chief for the New York County District Attorney's Office, Dan served the NYC Special Narcotics Prosecutor and managed New York City–wide felony narcotics cases. Dan received his J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review, and his B.S. from St. John's University.
Martin Indyk discusses his new book, Master of the Game: Henry Kissinger and the Art of Middle East Diplomacy. A perceptive and provocative history of Henry Kissinger's diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East that illuminates the unique challenges and barriers Kissinger and his successors have faced in their attempts to broker peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors and how Kissinger overcame them to lay the foundations for an American-led Middle Eastern order. The CFR Fellows' Book Launch series highlights new books by CFR fellows.
Join us for a dive into the power of essential oils in our daily lives. The interest in essential oils is rapidly on the rise according to Google Trends. The trend line is fascinating. Why? What makes essential oils so sought after? They work! Organixx carries a line of organic and pure essential oils. Today we will share the top 3 uses of the top single essential oils in our line. Lavender Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. We've all heard by now that lavender promotes deeper sleep, but did you know… There's promising research for breast health too. 2014 Iranian research published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer found that lavender oil kills breast cancer cells but leaves healthy cells unharmed. It's important to note that this study was on cells in a petri dish, not on humans. The researchers concluded that: “L. angustifolia has cytotoxic and apoptotic effects in HeLa and MCF-7 cell lines, and apoptosis is proposed as the possible mechanism of action.”1 Stops the itch and burn of insect bites. Even fire ants! Put a drop of lavender oil on a bee sting, mosquito, or other bug bite to stop pain, itching, and reduce swelling. Reapply as necessary. Lavender oil works really well for this, especially if applied immediately. Use it as a flavor booster. Add a drop of high-quality lavender oil suitable for consumption to brownie batter, chocolate icing, cookie dough, dessert recipes, raw chocolate, or even salad dressings. It's absolutely delicious. Is Lavender Oil Safe? Using diluted lavender oil topically or in aromatherapy is generally considered safe for most adults but may not be recommended for children. Applying pure lavender oil to your skin (especially open wounds) may also cause irritation, so we recommend infusing it with a carrier oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Dissolving it in water also works. Be careful not to rub lavender oil in your eyes and mucous membranes. If this happens, wash it out immediately. Lavender oil may also cause allergic reactions in people with unusually sensitive skin, so do a spot test before using it. Simply apply a drop of lavender oil to your arm and see if any reaction occurs. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) also warns against using lavender oil when taking medications like barbiturates, benzodiazepines and chloral hydrate, as it may increase their sedative effects and cause extreme drowsiness and sleepiness. Tea Tree (Melaleuca) This versatile oil possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Due to its potent anti-inflammatory benefits, tea tree oil helps to relieve inflammatory skin conditions, especially eczema and psoriasis. Dilute as necessary and apply to affected area two to three times daily. Tea tree oil has long been used as a natural bug repellent by native Australian aboriginal people. Chinese research in 2016 found tea tree to be effective against the cereal weevil, Sitophilus zeamais.3 The cereal weevil is considered to be an extremely destructive pest to stored cereals all over the world. Tea tree also helps to relieve the pain, itching, and inflammation of insect bites. If it's an extra-hot day and your deodorant has failed, apply again, but this time with a drop or two of tea tree oil to help kill bacteria. Tea tree oil's potent antibacterial properties are well proven with dozens of research studies. Is Tea Tree Oil Safe? The answer is yes, as long as it is applied topically in appropriate doses and NOT swallowed. This oil may irritate your skin, especially if used for the first time. We recommend starting with low concentrations until you figure out your tolerance. Determine if you have an allergy to tea tree oil before using it by doing a skin test — apply a small amount to your inner arm to see if any reaction such as a rash or hives occurs. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) recommends avoiding oxidized oil, which has been exposed to air, because it may help trigger allergies more than fresh tea tree oil. Avoid using undiluted tea tree oil as well and use tea tree oil-infused products instead to reduce your risk of skin irritation. Lemon The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and antifungal properties. *Important to note: Lemon essential oil can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Lemon oil has a balancing effect on the oil glands of the scalp. Massage a drop or two of lemon oil into your scalp before you go to bed at night. Wash it out in the morning. Done over a period of weeks, you will notice much less oily hair. It will make your pillow smell nice and fresh too! Diffuse lemon oil to help kill airborne bacteria. Research carried out by Dr. Jean Valnet (co-author of the book The Practice of Aromatherapy: A Classic Compendium of Plant Medicines and Their Healing Properties) shows that diffused lemon oil can rapidly kill off the bacteria that causes meningococcal infections, typhoid fever, staph infections, pneumonia, diphtheria, and tuberculosis. Several essential oils are haemostatic, i.e. they help to stop bleeding by speeding up the coagulation of the blood. The most useful of these is oil of Lemon, though Geranium and Rose have similar, though less powerful, effects. Is Lemon Oil Safe? It is advisable not to use lemon oil without diluting it first, as it can irritate skin. It must be used with a carrier oil for direct application to the skin. Effective carrier oils include coconut oil, olive oil and jojoba oil. There are findings showing that lemon oil may promote photosensitivity, which increases your sensitivity to the sun and may lead to sunburn and uneven darkening of the skin. We also recommend you avoid applying lemon oil and other citrus oils to your skin when outdoors, as blistering may occur. People with sensitivities should use essential oils with caution. Reactions can vary from person to person. Some may experience skin reactions, while some may have respiratory problems. Consult your physician first before use. Pregnant women and children should also see a doctor before applying lemon oil. Peppermint According to a review conducted by the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, peppermint has significant antimicrobial and antiviral activities. It also works as a strong antioxidant, displays anti-tumor actions in lab studies, shows anti-allergenic potential and pain-killing effects, helps to relax the gastrointestinal tract and may be chemopreventive.4 Note: Chemoprevention is the use of a medication, vitamin or supplement to stop cancer from happening. This is most often used for people who have a high risk of developing cancer. The high menthol content of peppermint makes it great for cooling off during hot flashes. At the first sign of a hot flash developing, place a drop at the back of the neck, at the base of the skull, or on the collarbones. Breathe it in. This has an instant cooling and calming effect. Peppermint oil not only relaxes skeletal muscles, it also helps to relax the muscles of the respiratory system. Inhaling the scent of peppermint helps to relieve congestion due to allergies and counteract the effects of pollen. Especially powerful when combined with lavender and lemon to ease seasonal allergies! Peppermint oil is superb for helping to relieve indigestion and heartburn. Put just one drop of peppermint oil into a glass of water and drink. It works much more quickly than peppermint tea due to the concentrated nature of peppermint oil. If it's too strong for you, just dilute it and rub it across the tummy. Is Peppermint Oil Safe? Peppermint oil is safe in low amounts in most adults, but it can trigger side effects in people with sensitivities. It is important for the following individuals to either avoid using this essential oil or to use it carefully only with the help of a healthcare professional. Pregnant and nursing women — Peppermint oil or other similar products may have emmenagogue and abortifacient effects, so it would be wise not to use peppermint oil without your physician's approval. Infants and children 7 years old and younger — Peppermint oil must not be used undiluted because there isn't enough information regarding its safety for them. Diabetics — Using peppermint oil may raise your risk of low blood sugar levels or hypoglycemia. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and hiatal hernia patients — Peppermint can relax the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus, and cause acid to move up to the esophagus. People with gallbladder problems — Peppermint oil may cause gallbladder inflammation; those diagnosed with gallstones should consult a physician before using peppermint oil. People taking antacids — These drugs can cause peppermint oil capsules to break down easily, increasing the risk of heartburn. Eucalyptus The healing benefits of Eucalyptus Oil can be attributed to its anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, and antiseptic qualities, among other valuable properties. Eucalyptus oil is known to be a vasodilator, meaning it dilates, or opens, blood vessels. In 1994, Austrian researchers discovered that eucalyptol, a phytochemical in eucalyptus oil (also known as 1,8-cineol) improved global blood flow to the brain, after only 20 minutes of inhalation.9 A newer study released in 2016 by Korean researchers found that eucalyptol is also able to pass through the blood-brain barrier. This research also found eucalyptol's high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties to be helpful in the management of chronic conditions such as respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, and degenerative nerve and brain diseases. Some studies have shown that several different species of eucalyptus may help to reduce blood sugar levels in mice. Also because eucalyptus is such an excellent vasodilator, the entire body benefits from this increase in blood circulation. To help combat poor blood circulation, dilute eucalyptus oil and massage it into the legs, hands, and feet as needed. Eucalyptus oil's anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and anti-phlegm properties work very quickly to open congested airways. Make a steam inhalation by boiling two cups of water, pour it into a large bowl, then let it cool for five minutes. Add a drop or two of eucalyptus oil. Then create a tent from a small towel draped over your head. Place your face over the bowl and carefully breathe in the vapor until you get some relief. This should only take a couple of minutes. This is great for bronchitis, head colds, chest colds, and asthma. Is Eucalyptus Oil Safe? Essential oils like eucalyptus oil are generally safe to use, but with specific precautions. Before using it, consult a holistic doctor to see if your condition would allow you to do so, and undergo an allergen patch test to check for possible allergic reactions and lower your risk for developing side effects. In general, adults should not take eucalyptus oil orally except under a doctor's supervision, and this oil mustn't be given to children, especially those under 2 years old. While eucalyptus oil is generally safe when applied to adult skin, refrain from applying the oil, salve or chest rub on the face or nose of baby because of its potential side effects. Lastly, pregnant and breastfeeding women should also avoid using the oil as evidence is lacking regarding its safety for these groups of women. Frankincense – The KING of essential oils! Frankincense essential oil is distilled from the resin of the Boswellia tree that grows in many regions within northern Africa and the Middle East. Oman, Somalia, and Ethiopia are the most prominent suppliers today. Research shows that the natural plant chemical constituents in frankincense oil stimulate the immune system.2 But it supports so much more… Frankincense is a powerful health support for respiratory problems such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and bronchitis. It even helps when suffering from laryngitis. Diffuse it into the room where you intend to spend some time. For best results, use an ultrasonic cool mist diffuser. Never heat essential oils because heating them diminishes their therapeutic effects. Whether your skin is dry and mature or oily and blotched with blemishes, frankincense oil has wonderful balancing qualities. It helps to reduce lines and wrinkles by tightening and toning skin, accelerates the healing of blemishes, skin ulcers and wounds, and stimulates cell regeneration. For anti-aging benefits, put several drops into your favorite night time moisturizer. For acne and blemishes, apply it neat directly on the problem area, unless you have very sensitive skin, then dilute. Use frankincense oil to help calm and center the mind, to promote spiritual awareness, and to cultivate a sense of inner peace while meditating. Frankincense contains compounds known as sesquiterpenes which work directly on the limbic system of the brain, the center of memory and emotions. Frankincense is calming, grounding, and centering to the nervous system. Diffuse it into your room, or just inhale directly from the bottle at the start of your meditation. Is Frankincense Oil Safe? Yes, frankincense oil is generally safe. Just make sure to undergo an allergen patch test before applying frankincense oil topically to see if you have any sensitivity to this oil. For some groups of people, frankincense oil isn't recommended, since it may trigger adverse reactions. If you're pregnant or nursing, avoid using frankincense oil because it may trigger contractions, prompt menstruation and lead to a miscarriage. As for children, there is very limited information regarding the potential use of this oil for this age group, so if you're a parent or guardian, do not let them use this oil. How to Dilute Essential Oils Although essential oils can be used neat (undiluted) in many cases, it is best (and more economical) to dilute essential oils before applying them to the body. Add a drop or two of your chosen oil to one-half to one teaspoonful of an organic carrier oil such as coconut, almond, hemp, or jojoba. If using with children or pets, use even less essential oil because their smaller bodies cannot tolerate an adult dose. It's best to consult a qualified aromatherapist before using essential oils with pets or children. A Final Word About Quality Always choose high quality, organic essential oil that has been properly distilled so that its phytochemical content is not compromised. Look for bottles labeled 100% pure oil and beware of cheap oils that may be diluted with potentially toxic chemical ingredients. In addition to the powerful essential oils we touched on today, Organixx carries 6 more beautiful single oils just as powerful and effective to help you maintain optimal health; Orange, Grapefruit, Oregano, Geranium Rose, Rosemary, and Clove. Resources: Organixx Essential Oils - 100% Pure, Organic, Non-GMO 1 Comparative studies of cytotoxic and apoptotic properties of different extracts and the essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia on malignant and normal cells. 2 Immunomodulatory activity of biopolymeric fraction BOS 2000 from Boswellia serrata. 3 Insecticidal Activity of Melaleuca alternifolia Essential Oil and RNA-Seq Analysis of Sitophilus zeamais Transcriptome in Response to Oil Fumigation. 4 A review of the bioactivity and potential health benefits of peppermint tea (Mentha piperita L.). National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy – Safety Information 12 Top Essential Oils & 60+ Uses Non-Toxic DIY Essential Oil Mosquito Repellent Tummy Troubles? The Best Essential Oils for Digestive Problems What Are Essential Oils? 21 Facts About Essential Oils You May Not Know
Filmmaker, photographer and film studies scholar Haim Bresheeth-Žabner discusses his latest book, An Army Like No Other: How the Israel Defense Force Made a Nation (2020) analysing the IDF within the larger project political project of Zionism. Reflecting upon his parents who survived Auschwitz, his birth in Cinecittà in a displaced persons’ camp, to his childhood and formative years in Israel growing up in an Arab house in Jaffa, Bresheeth-Žabner explains how his life and family heritage have informed his political values with a deep understanding of being displaced. Bresheeth-Žabner criticises the unnecessary formation of the Israeli state to resolve the refugee crisis after the Second World War while contending that the creation of Israel was emblematic of a state “where the value system of the army becomes the value system of a nation” noting that the IDF was never a defensive army but instead one of aggression. Discussing how international powers led to the dispossession of an entire nation of its home and the conterminous destruction that is connected to the Nakba (النكبة), Bresheeth-Žabner notes how Zionism was implemented to control power bases within the Middle East. Discussing recent accusations of anti-Semitism within the British Labour Party, Bresheeth-Žabner ridicules the tactics of aligning criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism and details how he reported himself to the Labour Party as “anti-Semitic” according to its regulations two years before resigning from the party. Get full access to Savage Minds at savageminds.substack.com/subscribe
As India, US, Israel and UAE form a new alliance, Shekhar Gupta explains if it is truly a 'new quad' or a 'Middle Eastern quad' as it comes one year after the significant Abraham Accords. And a look at India's relations with Israel over the years. Episode 860 of CutTheClutter
Today's title plays on a deeply rooted American concept. The "West" was "won" by hardy pioneers in covered wagons, who lived in houses made of sod and built mighty railroads that connected a continent. They saved freedom in Europe (twice!) then returned to work hard and raise families. But in the late 20th century, things went bad: Beatniks, nihilism, drugs, fake "holy men" who hypnotized a generation, man-hating lesbians and celebrities who ridiculed traditional Judaeo-Christian belief. And now the "West" is being "lost". Cheap labor, multiculturalism, and Muslims from the war-torn Middle East. A smooth operator named Barack Obama projected his internal race war (his black side hates his white side) onto the rest of us. Trump almost saved us but now we have an administration so stupid that all they do is reverse what Trump did. Border fiasco, energy fiasco. Savage's 2016 book "Scorched Earth: Restoring the country after Obama" described prophetically what we're seeing under Biden: MAOISM MERGED WITH POST-911 JIHAD. Next, horrible news of the day: Treasury moron says supply chain disaster is due to the unvaccinated. Pete Buttigieg goes awol. SF Mayor London Breed who "couldn't run a lemonade stand" says Walgreens are closing from corporate greed not from rampant theft (despite the clear video evidence). China's long-ranged guided missile stunned a U.S. military focused on white supremacy and which bathroom to use. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
England bowlers Mark Wood and Tymal Mills introduce a new podcast that will take you behind the scenes of England's T20 World Cup campaign in the Middle East. In a preview episode, they talk about how Tymal is finding life back in the England camp after four years, the details of ‘scenario-based training', and why Tymal's been doing the Hokey Cokey.
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today's guests are diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and US reporter Jacob Magid, hosted by Jessica Steinberg. Berman discusses the possible candidates for Jewish Agency chairpeople, now that Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern's candidacy has been withdrawn. He fills us in on the politics of filling the position, and what's needed in this significant job that oversees the cross-section of the global Jewish community and Israel. Berman also speaks about Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde's visit to Israel, the first by a Swedish official in over a decade, as relations between the two countries have thawed in recent months. Magid tells the podcast about the recent visit of Israeli ambassador Gilad Erdan to the South Side of Chicago, where an Israel trauma model is being used to cope with gun violence. He discusses the motivation of the Israeli embassy to work on a grassroots level in the US, finding a way to connect to communities and minorities. Discussed articles include: Jewish Agency postpones vote for chairman after Stern scandal In decade's 1st Israel visit by a Swedish FM, Linde vows to combat antisemitism Enough of MLK and Heschel: Israel outreach in Chicago aims to form new narrative Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: View of the Jewish Agency headquarters in Jerusalem, November 29, 2016. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Keith Richburg, a native of Detroit, has been a print journalist for nearly his entire life. During his 30 years at the Washington Post he reported from countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. He is currently the director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong. We chatted with Mr. Richburg about his career, his life in Hong Kong, China, the United States, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
FINALLY!! F1 comes back to the United Sates!! The Jump The Start Crew is extremely excited as the championship fight continues on their home soil! F1 releases the provisional calendar for 2022, which includes two races in the United States and the season starting and ending in the Middle East. Sebastian Vettel has a few poignant words about the new 23 race calendar and the destinations where they will race. Who will win in America? The crew gives their predictions, along with trivia, track history and a plea to Wellington! Let's Jump the Start! You can find us via all of our platforms at https://t.co/jpsXhBpHX9?amp=1 Visit our website http://www.Jumpthestartracing.com Follow us on Instagram: @JumpthestartF1 Twitter: @JumpthestartF1 Check us out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Youtube, Stitcher, Tune In, iHeart Radio and Google Podcasts Our equipment: All of us use ATR2100X Microphones - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZPBFVKK/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=jumpthestartr-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07ZPBFVKK&linkId=50ff9478b8a3d815e54d095078f5dff1 We use them with Gator Frameworks microphone bases - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BPELU68/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=jumpthestartr-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00BPELU68&linkId=ddec13744b8d65862695d3c8f152631a Headphones are AudioTechnica M30x or M50x https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HVLUQW8/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=jumpthestartr-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00HVLUQW8&linkId=f7f48faf61160060180954dfb24888f4 Cameras used are 2 logitech C920xs - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085TFF7M1/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=jumpthestartr-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B085TFF7M1&linkId=18849d3b40a55987a0ccaa8bd9750202 And 2 Lumix cameras. The real MVP is the Zoom Podtrak P8 that Ruben controls for all of our audio. Best piece of equipment out there - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08HKL3T1S/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=jumpthestartr-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B08HKL3T1S&linkId=7623438f6042e30d4ca5abfa686871c6 This podcast is hosted by Ruben Pepin, Yhancy Nunez, and Wellington Moreaux
Over the last 2 weeks we have featured the 15 finalists in the Earthshot prize, an initiative to highlight and award projects designed to conserve and sustain natural environments, and improve our lives in ways that are sensitive to issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Here we discuss this year's winning projects and what future investment could mean for them. There are five prize categories with a million pounds up for grabs in each. Protect and restore nature. Clean our air. Revive our oceans. Build a waste-free world. Fix our climate. Image: Europe, Middle East and Africa region on planet Earth from space. (Elements by NASA) Credit: Harvepino/Getty Images
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today's guests are ToI editor David Horovitz and Arab Affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman with Jessica Steinberg hosting. Joining me today are founding editor David H and Arab Affairs Correspondent Aaron Boxerman. With another Arab man gunned down Monday, Israel marks the 100th Arab homicide in 2021, and Boxerman and Horovitz what that means in terms of the crime wave in Israel and whether the Israel Police should have expanded tools to cut down on crime. Horovitz looks at the Justice Ministry's decision to wipe out the NIS 65 million ($20 million) debt owed to the state by billionaire Idan Ofer for utilizing the country's natural saltwater by his company, Dead Sea Works, and the effect that use has had on the diminishing waters of the Dead Sea. Steinberg follows with a conversation about the Sunday photo shoot at the Dead Sea, when American artist Spencer Tunick photographed 200 volunteers modeling nude, in an effort to raise awareness about the shrinking waters of the Dead Sea. Finally, Horovitz mentions TV show "Goliath," currently in its fourth season, tackling the thinly veiled subject of a major pharmaceutical family -- akin to the Sacklers -- and the current opiod epidemic. Discussed articles include: Man gunned down in Bi'na, marking 100th Arab Israeli homicide in 2021 Government moves to expand warrantless police searches to fight Arab crime TV: State wipes out NIS 65 million debt owed by billionaire for Dead Sea water Nude and painted white, 200 volunteer models pose at endangered Dead Sea Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Police at the scene of where Sahar Ismail, the Education minister's aide for Arab society, was found murdered in his home, in the northern Israeli town of Rameh. August 15, 2021. Photo by FLASH 90 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
TTB 160: The Guide to Exploring Morocco Eva Westerling, together with her partner Hassan, runs an agency offering once-in-a-lifetime hiking tours in the Moroccan desert and organizing the logistics for various excursions and tours. After a few desert hiking trips in Morocco and Oman her love for the desert is strong and she loves sharing this passion with fellow travelers. After living and travelling around Morocco for more than 2 years, she knows the country well and her Moroccan partner grew up in the desert. Together they have the local knowledge as well as the organizational skills to put together these memorable experiences. In a former life Eva was a Radiologist and Global Healthcare Consultant who quit her corporate job in 2019 after a month-long holiday in Morocco including a 16 days hiking trip in the Sahara. The plan was to travel indefinitely, but it soon became clear that she wanted to base herself in Morocco. This is also where she spent the major part of the pandemic. Travel is her biggest passion, and she has been to 41 countries, many of them multiple times. She also writes a travel blog focusing on Morocco and the Middle East. Learn More About Our Guest: https://berberadventuretours.com/ (https://berberadventuretours.com/) https://berberadventuretours.com/en/group-tours/ (https://berberadventuretours.com/en/group-tours/) Insta https://www.instagram.com/berber_adventure_tours/ (@berber_adventure_tours) Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/berberadventuretours/photos/?tab=album&album_id=107478814086042 (@berberadventuretours) https://notscaredofthejetlag.com/travel-guide-morocco/ (https://notscaredofthejetlag.com/travel-guide-morocco/) The Travelers Blueprint is more than just a podcast with consulting services that allow you to Become Your Own Travel Agent! Take a moment to rate us! Screenshot your review, email us the screenshot with your name and address and we will send you a FREE travel sticker! TheTravelersBlueprint@gmail.com FREE Travel Cheat Sheet! Just sign up for all the latest TTB news and guest information at http://email@example.com (www.thetravelersblueprint.com) For Travel Consulting Services w/ Bob: https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting (https://thetravelersblueprint.com/travel-consulting) Our Private Community on Facebook is a great way to have your travel questions be heard and speak directly to us. Join here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/260677938112800 (The Travelers Blueprint Community) For less than a cup of coffee you can be a major supporter of our time and efforts in producing this podcast. Please consider becoming a Patron by signing up here: https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint (https://www.patreon.com/join/thetravelersblueprint) Follow Us on Social Media: https://www.instagram.com/the_travelers_blueprint/ (Instagram) - https://www.facebook.com/TheTravelersBlueprint18/ (Facebook) - https://twitter.com/ttblueprint?lang=en (Twitter) - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyB8gPEriEPYP92Q1DHHkbg (YouTube) This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy Support this podcast