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Outspoken with Shana Cosgrove
For the Back of the Room: Christie Getman, Country Director for Nepal at Mercy Corps.

Outspoken with Shana Cosgrove

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 67:27


Discovery, Immersion, and Breaking the Mold.In this episode of The Outspoken Podcast, host Shana Cosgrove talks to Christie Getman, Country Director for Nepal at Mercy Corps. Christie describes how she landed on her path of international work, explaining her desire for a unique career. She also discusses the value of athletics and how she met her husband through a running club. Shana and Christie dive into the technical side of the work of Mercy Corps, illuminating the ways in which the mechanisms of foreign aid have evolved. Lastly, listen to the end to hear why Shana's voice provides Christie comfort while she's flying through mountains in the cabin of a small propeller plane. QUOTES “One of the messages that I always say to people is that this is a whole life career. This is not like ‘this is my job and this is my life.' When you're in this line of work, it affects your entire life - you have to be all in.” - Christie Getman [34:14] “The best thing that you can do if you want to support emergency response is send cash. It is the most cost effective, it's the most efficient, it's the lowest overhead, we can trace it the best, it gives people dignity, and it supports the local economy.” - Christie Getman [56:08] “What I've learned is that I need to just sit with it. Just lean into the silence for an extra minute or two, and inevitably someone who's less assertive will come forward, start, and give their opinion if I hold back. But if I don't hold back - and I jump in - that other person may never speak up.” - Christie Getman [62:51]   TIMESTAMPS  [00:04] Intro [01:31] Meeting Christie [04:34] Christie's Time in Baltimore [08:46] Christie's Childhood [18:38] Athletics as a Part of Building Community [21:43] Getting her Masters in Anthropology [25:22] Christie Explains what an NGO is [26:55] What Drew Christie to International Work [32:15] Countries that Christie Lived in [35:21] Motherhood When Working Internationally [39:42] Christie's Work in Nepal [44:02] Experiencing COVID in Nepal [47:00] Getting Technical [58:38] Christie's Advice for her Younger Self [63:42] Impactful Book [64:27] Christie's Surprising Facts [67:08] Outro     RESOURCES https://www.richmond.edu/ (University of Richmond) http://www.baltimorefamilies.org/ (Baltimore Family Alliance) https://www.thebreakers.com/ (The Breakers Palm Beach) https://www.pasc.net/ (Pennsylvania Association of Student Councils) https://www.gotothehash.net/ (Hash House Harriers) https://www.gwu.edu/ (The George Washington University) https://www.worldbank.org/en/home (The World Bank) https://www.ngosource.org/what-is-an-ngo (What is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)?) https://www.accenture.com/us-en (Accenture) https://www.britannica.com/place/Martinique/History (History of Martinique) https://www.history.com/news/deadliest-tsunami-2004-indian-ocean (2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami) https://www.britannica.com/topic/Nepal-earthquake-of-2015 (Nepal Earthquake of 2015) https://kpi.org/KPI-Basics (Key Performance Indicator (KPI)) https://www.agilealliance.org/agile101/ (Agile) https://venmo.com/ (Venmo) https://www.zellepay.com/ (Zelle) https://www.paypal.com/us/home (Paypal) https://nepal.mercycorps.org/mercy-corps-nepal-covid-19-second-wave-emergency-response/ (Mercy Corps Nepal COVID Response with Christie's CNN Appearance) https://english.onlinekhabar.com/qr-code-payment-is-getting-popular-in-nepal-how-does-it-work-is-it-secure.html (QR Code Payment in Nepal) https://www.mercycorps.org/who-we-are/our-team/tjada-doyen-mckenna (Tjada D'Oyen McKenna, CEO of Mercy Corps) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rapid-response-on-the-ground-in-ukraine-w-mercy-corps/id1227971746?i=1000553538254 (Masters of Scale Podcast with Tjada D'Oyen McKenna) https://www.whatsapp.com/ (WhatsApp) https://www.amazon.com/Alchemist-Paulo-Coelho/dp/0061122416 (The Alchemist) by Paulo Coelho   RELEVANT LINKS...

Behind The Mission
BTM75 - Besa Pinchotti - The National Military Family Association

Behind The Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 26:28


About Today's GuestAs Executive Director, Besa brings leadership at NMFA along with her personal experience as a military spouse to this incredible team. Besa is an award-winning journalist and marketer whose passion for our military began during her time as a reporter and television news anchor. From Jacksonville, North Carolina to Kosovo, her assignments opened her eyes to the post-9/11 military experience, and its cycles of deployment, redeployment, and constant transition. She also covered highly-contentious Congressional hearings and the impact military life has on families, including the effects of water contamination aboard military bases. During Besa's time covering Camp Lejeune, she met a guy named Dave, whom she decided to marry despite warnings to “never marry a Marine.” Now 15+ years later, they live on Capitol Hill with their 3 kids.Links Mentioned In This EpisodeNational Military Family Association Web SiteMilitary Teen Experience ReportBasic Needs Allowance LegislationPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor course Veteran 201: Military Families. The life of a military family can be chaotic and stressful. This course provides some insight into the unique challenges faced by military families, and you can find a link to the resource here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/veteran-201-military-families This Episode Sponsored By:This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families.  You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com  

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
SBS Learn English Bài 14: Nói về kỳ nghỉ | Mùa đông ở Úc

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 16:42


Học tiếng Anh cùng SBS: cùng học một số cụm từ bạn có thể sử dụng khi muốn nói về kỳ nghỉ. Ngoài ra, hãy tìm hiểu những địa điểm đi chơi vào mùa đông ở Úc.

Truyền hình vệ tinh - VOA
Kêu gọi bỏ thuế tiêu thụ đặc biệt đối với xăng dầu | Truyền hình VOA 28/6/22 - Tháng Sáu 28, 2022

Truyền hình vệ tinh - VOA

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 29:58


Trong những ngày gần đây, sau khi giá xăng ở Việt Nam tăng liên tiếp và đạt mức kỷ lục gần 33.000 đồng/lít hôm 21/6, nhiều doanh nhân, chuyên gia kinh tế và người dân liên tiếp lên tiếng đề nghị quốc hội xem xét giảm thuế tiêu thụ đặc biệt đánh vào xăng dầu, theo quan sát của VOA. Xem thêm: https://bit.ly/3wSHe49 Tin tức đáng chú ý khác: HRMI: Chất lượng cuộc sống ở VN có cải thiện nhưng vẫn ít tự do. Người dân TPHCM phản ứng tiêu cực về việc tiêm mũi 3, mũi 4. Ngoại trưởng Úc thăm Việt Nam, thúc đẩy tăng cường hợp tác. Nga bác trách nhiệm về vụ phi đạn trúng khu dân sinh ở Ukraine. Phi đạn Nga thiêu rụi thương xá Ukraine, ít nhất 3 người chết. Pháo binh Nga bị Ukraine tịch thu được trưng bày ở Ba Lan. G7 họp với Tổng thống Ukraine, đoàn kết chống Nga xâm lược. NATO sắp tăng mạnh lực lượng trong tình trạng sẵn sàng cao độ. Nếu không vào được VOA, xin hãy dùng đường link https://bit.ly/VOATiengViet1 hoặc https://bit.ly/VOATiengViet2 để vượt tường lửa

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
Á Châu ngày nay: Nam Thái Bình Dương dậy sóng - Cuộc chiến ngoại giao giữa Trung Quốc và Úc - Mỹ

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 15:55


Tình hình tại vùng biển Nam Thái Bình Dương ngày càng gay gắt sau khi Úc đổi chính phủ, chuyến công du của Ngoại trưởng Trung Quốc gặp gỡ 10 quốc đảo và cuộc Đối thoại Shangri-La xảy ra tuần qua, trong đó hé lộ những quan điểm về an ninh ở vùng biển Thái Bình Dương.

TẠP CHÍ VIỆT NAM
Quy hoạch Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long bền vững, giảm nghèo

TẠP CHÍ VIỆT NAM

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 11:15


Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long đến năm 2030 sẽ trở thành trung tâm kinh tế nông nghiệp bền vững, năng động và hiệu quả của quốc gia, khu vực và thế giới. Đây là mục tiêu được đề ra trong Quy hoạch vùng đầu tiên giai đoạn 2021-2030, tầm nhìn đến năm 2050, triển khai theo Luật Quy hoạch của Việt Nam và được công bố tại thành phố Cần Thơ ngày 21/06/2022. Quy hoạch vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long được giám đốc Ngân Hàng Thế Giới tại Việt Nam đánh giá (1) là “một cột mốc quan trọng” cho chính phủ Việt Nam. Bản quy hoạch “nêu bật được tư duy và tầm nhìn mới cho khu vực”, “đưa ra được những cơ hội to lớn để tạo ra các giá trị mới và mang lại sự chuyển đổi, cũng như tiềm năng tăng trưởng xanh, bền vững, đồng đều và thịnh vượng lâu dài trong khu vực”. Vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long vẫn được coi là vựa thóc bảo đảm an ninh lương thực quốc gia và đóng góp lớn cho nền kinh tế của đất nước. Tuy nhiên, tỉ lệ huyện có số hộ nghèo so mức trung bình trên cả nước lại tăng lên đáng kể trong giai đoạn 2015-2019, đặc biệt do các vấn đề biến đổi khí hậu và gần đây là hệ quả của đại dịch Covid-19. Lượng người di cư từ vùng này chiếm khoảng 37% tổng số người di cư trong cả nước vào năm 2020, theo thống kê của Ngân Hàng Thế Giới. Trả lời RFI Tiếng Việt ngày 23/06, tiến sĩ Dương Văn Ni, chủ tịch kiêm giám đốc Quỹ Bảo tồn Mekong (Mekong Conservancy Foundation, MCF), giải thích thêm những bất cập mà đồng bằng sông Cửu Long đang phải đối mặt : “Bản quy hoạch này ra đời đúng vào lúc mà sự phát triển của đồng bằng sông Cửu Long đã tới “ngưỡng”. “Ngưỡng” ở đây có hai ý nghĩa. Nghĩa thứ nhất về mặt diện tích, hiện nay diện tích đất canh tác trên đầu người ở đồng bằng sông Cửu Long chỉ được 0,7 hecta. Với diện tích nhỏ như vậy, người nông dân bắt buộc phải tăng vụ, thâm canh hay phải làm rất nhiều vụ một năm mới đủ ăn, đủ xài. Tiếp theo, năng suất cây trồng, ví dụ cây lúa, năng suất hiện giờ đang đạt tới đỉnh, nghĩa là được tối đa 7-8 tấn/hecta một vụ. Thâm canh làm 2-3 vụ/năm nên đất đai cũng đến lúc bị kiệt quệ. Yếu tố thứ hai là Quy hoạch của Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long. Bấy lâu nay chưa có Luật Quy hoạch, do đó mỗi tỉnh tự quy hoạch theo tỉnh, mỗi ngành tự quy hoạch theo ngành cho nên trong quá khứ, những quy hoạch đó bị chồng chéo nhau, thậm chí có những cái chọi nhau. Điều này làm cho người dân, kể cả chính quyền địa phương của nhiều tỉnh đồng bằng sông Cửu Long trong thời gian qua phải đối phó với rất nhiều bất cập, đôi khi rất lúng túng. Ngoài ra, điều quan trọng là nhiều quy hoạch chồng chéo, không được minh bạch, rõ ràng, khiến phải điều chỉnh, sửa sang liên tục, làm cho các định chế tài chánh quốc tế, như Ngân Hàng Thế Giới hoặc Ngân Hàng Phát Triển Châu Á lúng túng khi muốn đầu tư hoặc cho vay tiền… Họ không biết dự án đó sẽ được làm hay không làm. Và quan trọng nhất là đối với giới đầu tư, những người muốn bỏ tiền làm ăn lâu dài với người dân ở đồng bằng, họ không biết phải đầu tư vô chỗ nào”. Bỏ tư tưởng chỉ tập trung vào cây lúa để bảo đảm an ninh lương thực Tiến sĩ Dương Văn Ni nhấn mạnh đến tầm quan trọng của Luật Quy hoạch năm 2017 tạo nền móng cho Quy hoạch cấp vùng đầu tiên của Việt Nam và tạo bộ khung cho thành phố Cần Thơ, cùng với 12 tỉnh trong vùng phát triển. Ngoài ra, Quy hoạch lần này mang tính khách quan, do được nhiều định chế nước ngoài tư vấn, tổng hợp hết những yêu cầu phát triển của các ngành, các địa phương, tính cả những yếu tố bất lợi như áp lực từ các nước thượng nguồn sông Mê Kông, biến đổi khí hậu toàn cầu… “Trước đây, trong thời gian dài, nền nông nghiệp của đồng bằng sông Cửu Long chịu áp lực rất lớn từ chính sách an ninh lương thực, thực ra chỉ là trồng lúa. Do đó, chúng ta làm bằng mọi giá, gần như là mọi nơi, mọi chỗ, mọi nguồn lực của xã hội từ vốn liếng đến các chính sách đều tập trung để phát triển cây lúa. Ngay cả những vùng không thuận lợi lắm cũng cố gắng trồng thật nhiều lúa, thành thử ra nó đẩy người dân vào tình huống rất khó khăn, lúc hạn hán hay xâm nhập mặn thì lại thiếu nước ngọt, làm cho việc sản xuất hàng ngày của người dân gặp rất nhiều khó khăn. Tháo gỡ đầu tiên có thể nói chính là từ nghị quyết 120, được phê chuẩn cuối năm 2017. Nghị quyết đó lần đầu tiên xác định lại vai trò quan trọng của đồng bằng sông Cửu Long, dựa trên ba trụ cột chính. Trụ cột thứ nhất là dựa trên thủy sản. Trụ cột thứ hai là trên cây ăn trái. Thứ ba mới là lúa gạo. Trong đó, lúa gạo là vấn đề số 1 vì lúa gạo bảo đảm về vấn đề an ninh lương thực. Nói như vậy để thấy nền nông nghiệp phải chuyển dịch theo chiều sâu. Có nghĩa là bây giờ không sản xuất quá nhiều số lượng nữa, mà phải chú ý vào chất lượng, bởi vì chất lượng mới có thể làm tăng thu nhập của người dân. Đó là điểm mấu chốt”. Nguồn nước : Biến bất lợi thành ưu điểm để định hình ba trụ cột Điểm khác biệt quan trọng nhất là Quy hoạch lần này đặt trọng tâm vào nguồn nước ở đồng bằng sông Cửu Long. Tiến sĩ Dương Văn Ni giải thích tiếp : “Từ việc dựa trên ba trụ cột là thủy sản, cây ăn trái và lúa gạo, việc quy hoạch đồng bằng lần này phải bám sát vào mục tiêu của nghị quyết 120, do đó chia đồng bằng theo những vùng sinh thái dựa trên vấn đề cốt lõi nhất là nguồn nước, một trong những tài nguyên chủ lực : Có nguồn nước thì mới tính đến chuyện sản xuất. Cũng nghị quyết 120 cũng cởi trói cho chúng tra về nguồn nước. Hồi trước, mình nhìn nước lũ hay nước mặn như kẻ thù nên phải tìm mọi cách để chống trọi. Còn trong nghị quyết 120 thì khẳng định lại : nước lũ, nước lợ hay nước mặn đều là tài nguyên. Và từ chuyển dịch về khái niệm đó nên mới chia đồng bằng thành ba vùng : Vùng thượng là vùng nước ngọt quanh năm ; thứ hai là vùng xen lẫn mặn-ngọt, hay còn gọi là vùng nước lợ ; thứ ba là vùng ven biển có nước mặn gần như quanh năm. Dựa trên trụ cột từ ba nguồn nước đặc thù của đồng bằng sông Cửu Long, ở mỗi châu thổ vùng như vậy, người ta chia ra thành những tiểu vùng sinh thái mang tính đặc thù dựa trên tài nguyên đất và chất lượng của nguồn nước, thời gian thay đổi nguồn nước đó trong năm chẳng hạn. Từ những tiểu vùng sinh thái đó, chúng ta sẽ vực dậy cho vấn đề sản xuất cho mạnh hơn. Những vùng có nước ngọt quanh năm, chúng ta có thể nghĩ đến sản xuất lúa, cây trồng, chăn nuôi thích nghi với nước ngọt. Còn ở những vùng có nước mặn nhiều, chúng ta sử dụng cây trồng, vật nuôi thích nghi với nước mặn”. Cải thiện môi trường để phát triển du lịch sinh thái Trong tương lai, vùng đồng bằng sông Cửu Long dành “1 triệu hecta chuyên canh lúa chất lượng cao nhằm nâng cao giá trị, thu nhập của người dân, bảo đảm an ninh lương thực và phục vụ chế biến, xuất khẩu” (2). Chỉ thị số 10/CT-Tg được phó thủ tướng Lê Văn Thành ký ngày ngày 18/06 nhấn mạnh đến ưu tiên phát triển các sản phẩm chủ lực, đặc sản. Mục tiêu đề ra là phát triển đồng bằng sông Cửu Long trở thành thương hiệu quốc tế về du lịch nông nghiệp-nông thôn, du lịch sinh thái. Về điểm này, tiến sĩ Dương Văn Ni giải thích thêm : “Bây giờ nông nghiệp không còn nhìn vào điểm cố gắng đạt nhiều sản lượng nữa, mà nhìn vào chiều sâu, vào hiệu quả kinh tế. Do đó, nó lồng ghép thêm những khả năng tăng thu nhập cho người dân, ví dụ làm du lịch. Khi chúng ta giữ gìn sinh thái tốt, chọn lựa cây trồng, vật nuôi cho phù hợp, kiểu canh tác không gây ô nhiễm, độc hại đến cây trồng, vật nuôi thì đồng nghĩa với việc chúng ta phục hồi hệ sinh thái thì chúng ta mới có cơ may khai thác du lịch. Như vậy, trong quy hoạch kỳ này, chúng ta tìm mọi cách, thứ nhất là để phục hồi lại hệ sinh thái của đồng bằng, thứ hai là làm sao để phát huy hết nội lực của tài nguyên đồng bằng”. Quy hoạch còn chú trọng đến việc cải thiện cơ sở hạ tầng giao thông với mục tiêu đến năm 2030 xây mới và nâng cấp khoảng 830 km đường bộ cao tốc, khoảng 4.000 km đường quốc lộ. Ngoài mục tiêu biến đồng bằng sông Cửu Long thành nơi đáng sống đối với người dân, mọi nỗ lực trong Quy hoạch còn hướng đến việc quản lý sử dụng tài nguyên một cách hợp lý để cải thiện sức khỏe môi trường nhằm ứng phó tốt hơn với biến đổi khí hậu, theo giải thích của tiến sĩ Dương Văn Ni : “Điểm đặc biệt là quy hoạch này được chuẩn bị chu đáo từ mặt chính sách cho đến hướng dẫn về cách thực hiện quy hoạch này, kể cả chuẩn bị về vấn đề tiền bạc để thực hiện. Đặc biệt là chúng ta có rất nhiều nhà tài trợ hoặc là những định chế tài chính hay là Ngân Hàng Thế Giới, Ngân Hàng Châu Á…, họ rất sẵn sàng hỗ trợ, cho Việt Nam vay để phát triển Quy hoạch này. Đây là điểm đặc biệt so với những quy hoạch trước đây. Về những quy hoạch trước đây, nhiều khi quy hoạch rồi nhưng không biết lấy tiền ở đâu để làm. Lần này thì có cả cơ chế, chính sách, kinh phí. Nói như vậy để chúng ta thấy việc thực thi quy hoạch này có khả năng thành công rất lớn”. Ngân Hàng Thế Giới, một đối tác hỗ trợ chính phủ Việt Nam trong việc lập Quy hoạch vùng Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long, cam kết tiếp tục hỗ trợ khi Quy hoạch được triển khai. Cụ thể là các cán bộ của định chế tài chính này đã bắt đầu chuẩn bị một chương trình tổng hợp để thực hiện Quy hoạch vùng. Tuy nhiên, “chuyển từ tầm nhìn và quy hoạch sang thực hiện luôn là một thách thức” cho nên khi phát biểu tại lễ công bố ngày 21/06, bà giám đốc quốc gia Ngân Hàng Thế Giới tại Việt Nam đã nêu ba điểm quan trọng mà phía Việt Nam cần cân nhắc khi tiến hành : Thứ nhất, đảm bảo tập trung cao độ vào hiệu quả và hiệu lực ; thứ hai, đảm bảo sự phối hợp theo chiều dọc và chiều ngang ; thứ ba, đảm bảo quy hoạch vùng luôn được cập nhật. (3) Theo tiến sĩ Dương Văn Ni, chủ tịch kiêm giám đốc Quỹ Bảo tồn Mekong, vì là quy hoạch cấp vùng đầu tiên được thực hiện theo Luật Quy hoạch năm 2017 nên Quy hoạch vùng Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long có thể không hoàn hảo 100%, nhưng đặt nền tảng để tiếp tục phát triển hoàn thiện hơn. “Về điểm yếu, chúng ta đang làm ở mức độ cấp vùng, nên chưa đi vào ngóc ngách, vào thực tế của người dân cho nên sẽ phải cần rất nhiều sự sáng tạo, thông tin cập nhật và chính xác của từng địa phương. Rồi địa phương mới bắt đầu làm một quy hoạch chi tiết cho việc minh bạch. Cho nên còn cần thêm một bước nữa mà bước này cần vào sự quyết tâm của chính quyền địa phương và kể cả người dân ở địa phương đó. Chúng ta phải chia sẻ những kinh nghiệm, đặc biệt là vốn sống, những tri thức bản địa. Nếu tích hợp được đầy đủ những yếu tố đó, tôi tin rằng bản Quy hoạch cuối cùng cho từng địa phương, từng tỉnh sẽ tiếp cận tốt hơn vào đời sống thực tế của người dân”. ******** (1) (3) Bài phát biểu của bà Carolyn Turk, giám đốc quốc gia Ngân Hàng Thế Giới tại Việt Nam tại Lễ Công bố Quy hoạch vùng Đồng bằng sông Cửu Long, thành phố Cần Thơ, ngày 21/06/2022. (2) Báo Chính phủ, ngày 18/06/2022.

Reimagining Justice
The art of the possible, the doable and the sustainable with Brian W Tang

Reimagining Justice

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 59:59


In episode no. 81 my guest is Brian Tang, Founding Executive director of LITE Lab@HKU and Co-chair, Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association (ALITA). We discuss: Career path (which will be interesting to law students); How he became involved with innovation in the law in Hong Kong; Main justice issues in Hong Kong; What LITE stands for, and why it is intentionally a “Lab”; How the Lab works with students from 6 out of the 10 faculties at Hong Kong University;  Topics and the experiential experiences that are covered in the Lab's courses and why; How LITE Lab partners with tech start-ups, NGOs and in-house counsel to co-design research projects;  Examples of the innovative projects including workers compensation, low-income tenants, discrimination, womens' rights, human trafficking and foreign workers; Cultural foundations of ‘pro bono' and differences in approach across the world; Capacity and evolution of NGOs affecting their response to implement technology; Why Brian considers the LITE Lab a ‘marketplace' of sorts; The criticism that undergrad courses and hackathons are not effective; The potential of low code/no code, including the ability to maintain software in-house; Need for integration with existing corporate and NGO systems; Issues of funding and software sustainability of applications developed by NGOs; Impact investing, ESG requirements and social entrepreneurs' potential for the future; Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation and Technology Association's (“ALITA”) mission; Categories of ALITA awards (closing soon!); and Brian's definition of legal innovation! Proudly sponsored by Neota Logic  Links: LITE Lab My employee is pregnant Neota Logic Solution Gallery Neota Logic Churchill Trust Project Survey Andrea Perry-Petersen – LinkedIn - Twitter @winkiepp – andreaperrypetersen.com.au Twitter - @ReimaginingJ Facebook – Reimagining Justice group

Ngày Này Năm Ấy
Giải mã sự VẮNG TANH lạ lùng đến đáng sợ của chùa Bà Đanh

Ngày Này Năm Ấy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2022 8:27


Link gốc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhgmGK6GE0U&t Quý vị và các bạn thân mến, trong cuộc sống thường ngày, chắc chắn chúng ta đã nói hoặc nghe mọi người nói rất nhiều câu thành ngữ dân gian là “vắng như chùa Bà Đanh”. Câu này để chỉ những nơi vắng vẻ, đìu hiu, ít người qua lại. Vậy, chúng ta sử dụng câu thành ngữ này thường xuyên nhưng liệu đã biết đến nguồn gốc của nó hay chưa? Chùa Bà Đanh ở đâu? Vì sao chùa Bà Đanh lại vắng vẻ? Có bí ẩn gì phía sau sự vắng vẻ đó? Theo chúng tôi tìm hiểu, chùa bà Đanh là địa danh có thật. Thậm chí là có đến 2 ngôi chùa Bà Đanh khác nhau, 1 ở Hà Nội và 1 ở Hà Nam và cả 2 đều đã từng rất vắng vẻ đúng như miêu tả trong thành ngữ. Cùng với đó là rất nhiều dị bản về sự tích vắng vẻ của 2 ngôi chùa có cùng một tên là Bà Đanh. --------------------------------- Ngoài Podcast, các bạn có thể theo dõi chúng mình qua: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQy2UEI0nrxj5LkJUSwUEjw Mocha: http://video.mocha.com.vn/Ngay-Nay-Nam-Ay---Podcast-cn513208 ----------------- LH: thult@vtechno.com.vn Cám ơn nhiều nha!

Ngày Này Năm Ấy
SỰ THẬT phía sau việc tuyển chọn hậu phi đặc biệt của vua Thành Thái

Ngày Này Năm Ấy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 7:23


Link gốc: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vILpiQHKm3c&t Quý vị và các bạn thân mến, trong lịch sử Việt Nam, vua Thành Thái không chỉ được biết đến là 1 vị vua yêu nước, có tinh thần kháng Pháp mạnh mẽ mà còn nổi tiếng với nhiều giai thoại liên quan đến chuyện tuyển phi. Ông được hậu thế đánh giá là ông vua có cách tuyển vợ đặc biệt nhất trong lịch sử phong kiến. Và 1 câu chuyện chắc chắn không thể bỏ qua chuyện của ông cải trang thành một người dân bách tính liều mình lên Kim Long tuyển phi và nên duyên với cô lái đò. Tuy nhiên, sự thật phía sau việc tuyển phi này lại không phải như mọi người vẫn nghĩ, rằng vua yêu thích vẻ đẹp của con gái Kim Long và vua là một vị vua dễ tính. --------------------------------- Ngoài Podcast, các bạn có thể theo dõi chúng mình qua: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQy2UEI0nrxj5LkJUSwUEjw Mocha: http://video.mocha.com.vn/Ngay-Nay-Nam-Ay---Podcast-cn513208 ----------------- LH: thult@vtechno.com.vn Cám ơn nhiều nha!

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network
Healing From Within with Sheryl Glick

Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 29:33


Sheryl Glick host of Healing From Within Interviews Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar author of Excellence Has No Borders: How a Doctorpreneur Created a World Class Cancer Hospital Chain. Dr. Ajaikumar wrote, “Horror-struck, I realized that my dreams were shattered and I had let my people down. I felt miserable. I had just remodeled my house in Boston. We had been recently graced with the birth of twins, Aagnika and Asmitha. I had also opened a not-for-profit hospital in Mysuru, a private hospital in Bengaluru, and an NGO for women's empowerment. The employees' families were dependent on me and I had a definite moral obligation. With my investments wiped out, these started to look like millstones round my neck. It was then that the sleepless nights and burning sensations in my stomach started. Paranoia gripped me… www.hcgoncology.com Learn more about Sheryl here: http://www.sherylglick.com/

IAQ Radio
Bill Sothern, DrPH, CIH, LEED AP - Chris Mikrut - Michael Berg, PhD - Misalignment between Clinical Mold Antigen Extracts and Airborne Molds Found in Water-damaged Homes

IAQ Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 61:25


This week we welcome Dr. Bill Sothern, Chris Mikrut and Dr. Michael Berg to discuss their recent paper called Misalignment between Clinical Mold Antigen Extracts and Airborne Molds Found in Water-damaged Homes. We will look at the current antigen testing being done for mold allergies then discuss their results and what changes could be beneficial. The authors have collected a great deal of data from the real world that will be of interest to our audience and hopefully the medical community. LEARN MORE this week on IAQ Radio+   Dr. Bill Sothern is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, LEED AP, and Chief Operating Officer of Microecologies, Inc., a NYC-based indoor environmental consulting firm he founded in 1993. He earned his Doctorate in Public Health from CUNY, and is a recognized contributor to NYC DOHMH, NIEHS, HUD and WHO guidance documents. Bill is an active advocate for changes in law and policy that can improve health outcomes at the population level. He is the primary author of NYC Local Law 13 - 2014 that prohibits the use of paper-faced gypsum boards in moisture-prone building areas, which serves to reduce the occurrence of mold growth and the incidence of asthma. Bill is an active health researcher and is the lead author of the article Misalignment between Clinical Mold Antigen Extracts and Airborne Molds Found in Water-Damaged Homes published in the May 2022 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has conducted environmental assessments for schools, NGO's and businesses throughout NYC to assess HVAC systems and implement ventilation controls to reduce airborne concentration levels of SARS-CoV-2 and thereby reduce risk of transmission of COVID-19 in schools and workplaces. Bill currently serves as a court-appointed independent consultant on mold, water damage and ventilation issues to the NYC Public Housing Authority (NYCHA).   Chris Mikrut is a Senior Investigator at Microecologies, Inc., an indoor environmental consulting firm in New York City. He earned his Masters Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from Hunter College where he was awarded the prestigious National Institute of Safety and Health's (NIOSH) Scholarship. Chris is an EPA Certified Lead Risk Assessor and NYS Certified Mold Assessor, and over the past 10 years has conducted over 1,000 indoor air quality and indoor environmental inspections in residential and commercial settings involving water damage and mold growth conditions, chemical vapor emissions, construction dust and crystalline silica infiltration, lead-based paint hazards, and other indoor environmental exposure factors. Chris has been a key contributor to program development for response to mold, water damage, and exhaust ventilation issues in NYC Public Housing Authority's (NYCHA) and administration of classroom and field training for NYCHA staff. Chris has also collaborated on several projects as part of Microecologies' research team and is a co-author of the article Misalignment between Clinical Mold Antigen Extracts and Airborne Molds Found in Water-Damaged Homes published in the May 2022 issue of the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.   Dr. Michael Berg joined Eurofins EMLab P&K in 2005 and worked as Department Manager, Regional Director and Technical Director. He holds a Ph.D. in Biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Berg researched plant pathology and plant genetics as postdoctoral fellow at Oklahoma State University. He also worked in fungicide research for BASF in Germany. Dr. Berg engages in training and other educational events with focus on the topics of infection control, water risk management and molecular biology.

TẠP CHÍ TIÊU ĐIỂM
Đối đầu Trung Quốc - Tân Chính phủ Úc thổi luồng gió mới vào Nam Thái Bình Dương

TẠP CHÍ TIÊU ĐIỂM

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 11:17


Được biết đến bởi tiềm năng du lịch chứ không phải là khu vực giàu tài nguyên thiên nhiên, các đảo quốc Nam Thái Bình Dương lại trở thành đấu trường mới nhất cho cuộc tranh đua quyền lực giữa Trung Quốc và Úc cùng các đồng minh. Đặc biệt, trong tuần qua, sự cạnh tranh trở thành tâm điểm chú ý khi một đề xuất thỏa thuận hợp tác thương mại và an ninh sâu rộng của Trung Quốc với 10 đảo quốc bất thành (26/05/2022 - 04/06/2022). Trong khi, để đối đầu sát cánh với Bắc Kinh tại khu vực này, đảng Lao động - tân nội các của Úc cũng đồng thời truyền đi nguồn năng lượng mới, mạnh mẽ dành cho các quốc đảo. Để tìm hiểu vấn đề này, xin mời quý vị theo dõi cuộc phỏng vấn của RFI Tiếng Việt với Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang. ********* RFI: Thưa ông, thỏa thuận đầy tham vọng mà ngoại trưởng Trung Quốc Vương Nghị mang theo trong chuyến công du xuyên Thái Bình Dương đã bị đình hoãn khi một số quốc gia trong khu vực bày tỏ quan ngại vì nó có thể châm ngòi một cuộc Chiến tranh Lạnh mới giữa Trung Quốc và các nước dân chủ phương Tây. Cụ thể, thỏa thuận mà Bắc Kinh đang theo đuổi là gì và đang tiến triển như thế nào cho đến thời điểm hiện tại?  Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang: Có lẽ được khuyến khích bởi thành quả ký kết mật ước với Đảo quốc Solomon (19/04/2022), ngoại trưởng Trung Quốc Vương Nghị đã đến Suva, thủ đô Fiji ngày 28/05/2022 để thực hiện chuyến công du 8 ngày. Mục đích chính là gặp gỡ thảo luận mặt đối mặt hoặc qua mạng điện tử với ngoại trưởng 10 đảo quốc đã công nhận và có quan hệ ngoại giao với Bắc Kinh về một thỏa hiệp đa phương (Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands, Niue và Federated States of Micronesia). Đây cũng là một tham vọng rất lớn và đánh dấu một sự xoay chiều, vì Trung Quốc thường ưa chuộng thỏa hiệp song phương (chẳng hạn như trong vấn đề Biển Đông). Đầy tự tin, ông Vương Nghị nghĩ rằng có thể thuyết phục được 10 đối tác ký kết thỏa hiệp hợp tác và an ninh. Nếu thành công, thỏa hiệp này sẽ tạo cơ hội cho Trung Quốc bành trướng ảnh hưởng sâu rộng trong vùng, nơi được coi có tầm quan trọng chiến lược cho Úc, New Zealand và Hoa Kỳ. Dự thảo Thỏa Hiệp được giữ bí mật và chúng ta chỉ biết một phần nội dung qua bản thảo của Thông cáo chung được chuẩn bị sẵn và bị rò rỉ. Tài liệu này cho thấy, Bắc Kinh muốn thay đổi nguyên trạng tại Nam Thái Bình Dương để mở rộng hợp tác xuyên suốt các đảo quốc với Bắc Kinh trong nhiều lĩnh vực, bao gồm: an ninh cảnh sát, an ninh mạng, ngư nghiệp và phát triển kinh tế. Thế nhưng, ngay trong ngày họp đầu tiên 30/05/2022, các đại diện không có lập trường thuần nhất. Theo đó, một số ủng hộ cuộc thảo luận và một số khác tỏ ra hoài nghi. Vì, thỏa hiệp này có thể đặt các đảo quốc vào cuộc tranh chấp giữa Trung Quốc và các quốc gia phương Tây. Tổng thống Liên bang Micronesia mô tả, đây có thể là nguy cơ một cuộc chiến tranh lạnh mới. Trong khi, các đảo quốc chỉ cần đối tác thật sự chứ không cần đại cường tranh nhau quyền lực. Mặc dù thất bại, nhưng trong chuyến công du này, ông Vương Nghị cũng đạt được một thỏa hiệp song phương mới với đảo quốc Samoa. Bắc Kinh tạm thời rút lại đề nghị để nguyên cứu thêm, nhưng Trung Quốc có lẽ sẽ không từ bỏ mục đích dài hạn và có thể bắt đầu lại với việc gây áp lực trên từng đảo quốc. RFI: Thoạt nhìn, các quốc đảo trải dài trên Nam Thái Bình Dương không phải là một giải pháp địa chính trị quan trọng. Tuy nhiên, trong thời gian gần đây, Trung Quốc lại tích cực quan tâm và ra sức hỗ trợ các quốc gia này. Theo ông, hành động của Bắc Kinh xuất phát từ những nguyên nhân nào? Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang: Trung Quốc có tầm nhìn chiến lược dài hạn. Ít nhất trong 3 thập niên qua, Bắc Kinh đã năng động xâm nhập và tạo ảnh hưởng tại vùng Nam Thái Bình Dương với 3 mục tiêu rõ rệt.  Thứ nhất, Trung Quốc muốn cô lập Đài Loan. Từ sau năm 1972, khi Trung hoa Dân quốc mất tư cách thành viên Liên Hiệp Quốc, Đài Loan theo đuổi chính sách “hướng về Phương Nam” để duy trì quan hệ với các đảo quốc Nam Thái Bình Dương. Bắc Kinh đã thành công với mục tiêu này. Trong số 14 đảo quốc, nay chỉ còn 4 quốc gia công nhận và duy trì quan hệ với Đài Loan (Tuvalu, Palau, The Marshall Islands và Nauru). Năm 2019, Solomon Islands và Kiribati bỏ rơi Đài Bắc và công nhận Bắc Kinh. Thứ hai, Bắc Kinh muốn giữ quân bình về mặt chiến lược với Mỹ tại Nam Thái Bình Dương. Sự quan trọng của vùng này đã thể hiện rõ rệt trong Thế chiến Thứ hai giữa hải quân Mỹ-Úc và Nhật Bản. Vùng này không còn được Mỹ quan tâm đúng mức và Mỹ đóng cửa đại sứ quán tại Solomon Islands trong thập niên 1990. Gần đây, Mỹ loan báo tái lập đại sứ quán này khi Solomon Islands ký kết thỏa hiệp an ninh với Trung Quốc. Cuối cùng, Trung Quốc muốn làm suy yếu ảnh hưởng của Úc và New Zealand. Đây là hai cường quốc kinh tế trong vùng nhưng họ đã không tích cực bảo vệ thế đứng cho đến khi đã quá trễ. Úc tăng cường quan hệ với các đảo quốc Nam Thái Bình Dương năm 2017 dưới chính sách “Step-Up” và New Zealand dưới chính sách “Reset”. Nhưng cả hai đều không ngăn cản được mật ước an ninh giữa Trung Quốc và Solomon Islands. RFI: Đề xuất bị gác lại, tuy nhiên, Bắc Kinh cho biết, Trung Quốc vẫn tự tin có thể đạt được thỏa thuận với 10 đảo quốc Nam Thái Bình Dương. Ông Tập Cận Bình dựa trên cơ sở nào để có thể thực hiện được tham vọng này, thưa ông? Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang: Với tư cách là đại cường đang lên,Trung Quốc muốn phá vỡ tình trạng mà Bắc Kinh coi như vòng vây của Mỹ và đồng minh. Thiết lập căn cứ hải quân bên ngoài nằm trong tầm nhìn này tại Djibouti, tại Ream của Campuchia và tại Solomon Islands cho dù rằng Bắc Kinh phủ nhận 2 địa điểm sau.  Cá nhân ông Tập Cận Bình cũng cần chứng tỏ, ông thành công với chiến lược này trước hoặc sau Đại hội Đảng Cộng Sản Trung Quốc lần thứ 20 dự trù vào cuối năm nay, 2022 và 5 năm sắp tới trong nhiệm kỳ Tổng Bí Thư lần thứ 3. Nhu cầu nhà nước và nhu cầu cá nhân sẽ thúc đẩy ông Tập Cận Bình vận dụng phương tiện tài chính và ngoại giao, chẳng hạn như “Sáng Kiến Vành đai và Con đường (BRI)”, để đạt được mục tiêu chiến lược.  Bắc Kinh có thể chi tiêu chính thức và không chính thức tại Nam Thái Bình Dương – một việc mà các quốc gia dân chủ phương Tây không thể làm. Cho đến nay, Hoa Kỳ chỉ mới phát động Khung hợp tác Kinh tế (President Biden's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework) để đối trọng sức mạnh của Trung Quốc trong lĩnh vực này, qua các Thỏa hiệp CPTPP (TPP-11) mà Mỹ đã rời khỏi dưới thời tổng thống Donald Trump mà nay Trung Quốc đang xin gia nhập, và RCEP do Trung Quốc chủ động và Mỹ chưa bao giờ là thành viên. Mỹ đã mời nhiều quốc gia Đông Nam Á, Bắc Á, Úc và New Zealand tham dự và Fiji,  quốc gia Nam Thái Bình Dương duy nhất được mời. RFI: Các đảo quốc Nam Thái Bình Dương được coi là “đại gia đình” và là “sân sau” của Úc. Trong những tuần qua, một nguồn năng lượng mới len lỏi mạnh mẽ vào chính sách Thái Bình Dương khi đảng Lao động Úc thiết lập nội các. Cụ thể, chính phủ mới của ông Albanese có những phản ứng và hành động như thế nào để đối đầu với Trung Quốc trong khu vực? Cách tiếp cận khu vực này của tân thủ tướng có gì khác biệt so với cựu thủ tướng Morrison dưới thời Liên Đảng Tự Do - Quốc gia, thưa ông? Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang: Trong tầm nhìn của đảng Lao Động Úc, khi ở thế đối lập, đặc biệt trong cuộc vận động tranh cử vừa qua, chính sách Nam Thái Bình Dương của chính phủ Liên Đảng-Tự Do Quốc Gia đã bị coi là thất bại. Cụ thể, cựu thủ tướng Scott Morrison đã không thể ngăn cản việc thủ tướng Sogavare ký kết mật ước an ninh giữa Solomon Islands và Trung Quốc. Trong khi, mặc dù New Zealand và Hoa Kỳ cũng có vận động tương tự nhưng đã không thành công. Sau khi thắng cử ngày 21/05/2022, chính phủ Lao Động Albanese thực hiện lời cam kết theo đuổi một chính sách năng động hơn và tăng ngân sách dành cho các đảo quốc Nam Thái Bình Dương mà Úc vẫn thường gọi là đại gia đình “Pacific Family”, từ 1,4 tỷ lên gần 2 tỉ Úc kim.  Ngay tuần lễ đầu tiên sau khi nhậm chức ngày 23/05/2022, tân ngoại trưởng Penny Wong bay đến Fiji để hội kiến với nhiều lãnh đạo đảo quốc lần đầu tiên. Và, bà Penny Wong trở lại Nam Thái Bình Dương lần hai ngay trong thời gian Ngoại trưởng Vương Nghị đang có mặt tại đây.  Trong các cuộc hội kiến mặt đối mặt, ngoại trưởng Penny Wong nhấn mạnh sự khác biệt của chính phủ Lao Động mới tại Úc về chính sách biến đổi khí hậu, vốn là mối quan tâm sâu xa của các đảo quốc. Chính phủ Albanese cam kết giảm 43% khí thải CO2 của năm 2005 vào năm 2030 để đạt mức net zero vào năm 2050. Nhiều chính phủ Đảo quốc đã thất vọng với cựu thủ tướng Morrison khi ông từ chối cam kết cụ thể vào năm 2030 tại Hội nghị Biến đổi Khí hậu COP 26 ở Glasgow, năm 2021.  Cũng trong chuyến công du lần thứ hai, ngoại trưởng Penny Wong thăm viếng Samoa và Solomon Islands, theo sát gót chân ông Vương Nghị. Tại Samoa, bà Penny Wong đạt thỏa hiệp hợp tác 8 năm để Úc huấn luyện tài nguyên nhân lực cho Đảo quốc này. Đồng thời, viện trợ ngay một chiến hạm tuần duyên để Samoa cải thiện khả năng bảo vệ tài nguyên thiên nhiên. Tại Solomon Islands, ngoại trưởng Penny Wong hội kiến song phương với thủ tướng Sagavare. Ông Sagavare một lần nữa cam kết, Solomon sẽ không có căn cứ hải quân của Trung Quốc. Đây cũng là xác quyết mà thủ tướng Sagavare đã chuyển đến cựu thủ tướng Úc Scott Morrison trong thời gian Úc có vận động tranh cử. Ngoài việc tăng ngân sách viện trợ và chính sách Biến đổi Khí hậu, Chính phủ Albanese theo đuổi chính sách của chính phủ tiền nhiệm tại Nam Thái Bình Dương cũng như chính sách đối ngoại nói chung, kể cả chính sách đối với Trung Quốc. RFI: Nếu nhìn một cách tổng thể, ông đánh giá thế nào về chính sách đối ngoại với Trung Quốc của Đảng Lao động - tân nội các Úc? Điều này có ý nghĩa ra sao đối với các vấn đề tại Thái Bình Dương, đặc biệt là khu vực phía Nam và vùng Biển Đông? Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang: Nói chung, đối ngoại là lĩnh vực mà chính phủ và đảng đối lập tại Úc thường chia sẻ. Khác biệt, nếu có, là về mặt ngôn ngữ hơn là vấn đề nội dung. Đối với Trung Quốc, sau hơn 2 năm bế tắc về ngoại giao và giao thương, phó thủ tướng kiêm bộ trưởng Quốc Phòng Richard Marles đã có cơ hội hội kiến song phương với bộ trưởng Quốc Phòng Trung Quốc Ngụy Phượng Hòa tại Singapore, bên lề Đối thoại Chiến lược Shangri-La (06/2022). Tuy nhiên, cả hai đều cho rằng, đây chỉ là bước đầu và con đường bình thường hoá bang giao vẫn còn dài.  Về Biển Đông, chính sách của chính phủ Lao Động cũng sẽ không có gì khác biệt với chính phủ Úc tiền nhiệm và chính sách của Mỹ. Theo tôi, Nam Thái Bình Dương là một chính sách riêng biệt của Trung Quốc và sẽ ít khi bị ảnh hưởng bởi chính sách tại các khu vực khác. RFI Tiếng Việt cảm ơn Luật sư - Nhà báo Lưu Tường Quang.

Nonprofit SnapCast
What Is Unique About Us? (And other perennial questions.)

Nonprofit SnapCast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 21:51


The fifth of eight episodes recorded at Cause Camp 2022,   Mickey speaks with John Clintworth, Executive Director of Sportsworks International, NGO; and Bryce Blossom, Market Developer for Thrivent, We talk about what it means to run an international NGO on a shoestring, and the things Thrivent does that you may not know about.    This episode is sponsored by Arjuna Solutions. We welcome support of the Nonprofit SnapCast via Patreon. We welcome your questions and feedback via The Nonprofit Snapshot website.

Texas By Design
The Ukrainian Refugee Crisis: Updates From Poland and a Strategy for Relief

Texas By Design

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 11:56


As events in Ukraine continue to unfold, many are wondering what they can do to help in this time of need. Quiddity CEO, Bob Aylward, was recently invited by the Executive Director of Ananias House, a Houston-based NGO, to go to Poland to experience firsthand the Ukrainian refugee crisis and to help assess the needs of those involved. Listen in as Bob and Clayton Black discuss his experience volunteering at local Warsaw churches and discuss the best way for those of us here to support the refugees. If you would like to make a donation to the Quiddity Foundation's Ukrainian Refugee Relief fund, please visit https://quiddityfoundation.org/ukrainian-refugee-relief/. Donations will help provide housing, employment, and childcare for Ukrainians in need.

Rights on the Line
Olena Shevchenko on the war and situation for lgbtqi+ defenders in #Ukraine

Rights on the Line

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 33:32


On this episode of rights on the line, we talk to Olena Schevchenko, the chairperson of Insight, an NGO that focuses on promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTQI + persons in Ukraine. This year, amidst a crisis of war, pride month was different for LGBTIQ defenders in Ukraine. While Olena and Insight would usually be organising pride events around this time, this year they are providing support and protection to the LGBTQI+ community during the war in Ukraine. Olena shares insights on the situation for HRDs on the ground during the war, how it has affected the LGBTIQ and Human rights community, and how Insight and other lgbtqi + groups have adapted their work to support the current needs of the war crisis.

The StclairSpeaksShow Podcast
The StclairclairSpeaksShow Featuring Ben Maron

The StclairSpeaksShow Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 54:13


Helping industry professionals stand out by magnifying their stories through podcasting.The StclairSpeaksshow is an interview format podcast show where I highlight and showcase professionals in business from across the world, we discuss topics from within their industry expertise and dive into their backstory on how they got to where they are today.Main Website https://yahavystclair.com/Shop Merch https://stclairspeaksshow.myshopify.com/Podcast Website https://www.stclairspeaksshow.com/homeE-Books/ Courses https://husslehavacademy.gumroad.com/About the Guest Ben Maron is a qualified teacher, spiritual guide, potent ritual facilitator, healer, coach, and best-selling author of "Dawn of The Golden Age of Wisdom - A Timeless Fable for Agents of Change".On his personal journey of over 20 years, Ben has explored a broad range of tools/systems from various Awakening and healing lineages and modalities.His formal facilitation training includes a Bachelor of Education (Primary), Grad Dip in Outdoor and Environmental Education, and Cert III in Outdoor Recreation. Over the last 18 years, Ben has used these skills to teach and facilitate thousands of individuals and groups of all ages, helping them realize more of their potential.Along with these mainstream skills Ben has also formally trained as an instructor of yoga, qigong, and meditation... He has also trained as a coach and is a certified Spiral Practitioner who has spent years supporting the growth of the modality and the training of new practitioners. Ben is also a VortexHealing? Divine Energy Healing practitioner (VortexHealing is a registered service mark of R.Weinman VH Trust).Ben has also had the privilege of working in service for several organizations that support change-makers in making a better world. These include being a trained facilitator for OzGreen, an award-winning NGO that works with youth on sustainability and social justice issues, staffing events for ManKind Project, and facilitating challenge activities for Dr. Joe Dispenza and his team.Along with formal training, innate healing capacities are awakening and Ben is experiencing a synthesis of skills and knowledge that goes well beyond any individual modality. Something that is possible for all of us when we are able to move to a post-lineage view of the world.Ben is following the call to help Agents of Change consciously meet their wounding so they can experience the gifts that are waiting for them, allowing them to make their own meaningful contributions to the world.Ben Maron's Contact Infohttps://awakeningthebodies.weebly.com/http://www.benmaron.com/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

REINAの「マネーのとびら」(日経電子版マネーのまなび)
株主総会のバーチャル化が進む バフェット氏はリアルにこだわり

REINAの「マネーのとびら」(日経電子版マネーのまなび)

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 23:44


日経電子版「マネーのまなび」のPodcastです。アメリカ出身タレントのREINAさんがリスナーと一緒にお金のイロハを学んでいきます。解説は日経ヴェリタス編集長の塚本奈津美です。 今回のテーマは「株主総会」です。6月下旬にかけて3月期決算企業の株主総会が開かれます。個人投資家にとっては配当や株主優待などが決まる重要イベントですが、2022年はコロナ禍を経て総会にも大きな変化が起きています。例年、この時期は個人株主のもとに上場企業から「株主総会招集通知」と「議決権行使書」が送られてきます。配当を含む利益処分の議案や、社長・会長といったトップ人事の議案に賛否を付けて送り返します。最近はインターネットでも議決権の行使ができるところが増えました。 変化その1は、日本でもオンラインのみの「バーチャル株主総会」が開けるようになったことです。アメリカの株主総会は約98%がオンラインで、ウォーレン・バフェット氏率いるバークシャー・ハザウェイのようにリアル開催にこだわる会社はニュースになるほどです。ただ日本ではバーチャルのみの企業はまだ少数派で、6月中旬時点で400社程度がオンラインとリアルの併催を予定しています。一方で機関投資家には「バーチャル総会だけだと株主の権利が侵害されるようなことが起きるのではないか」と懸念する声もあり、企業と株主にとって、より良い総会のスタイルを探る試行錯誤が続きそうです。 もう一つの変化は「株主提案が過去最多になりそう」という点です。株主還元の要求にとどまらず、今年は「脱炭素を巡る具体的な行動」を問う動きも広がっています。担い手も、アクティビストと呼ばれる「物言う株主」に続き、年金基金や環境団体、非政府組織(NGO)といった広がりを見せています。株主として企業にESG(環境・社会・企業統治)重視の行動を迫るのは良い手ですが、一方ではロシアによるウクライナ侵攻でエネルギー供給が不安定になりつつあり、安全保障や事業の継続性と併せて考えなければならないのが難しい点です。 後半の人気コーナー「American Money Life」では、日本ではそろそろ支給開始の「ボーナス」につき、日米の違いを話し合いました。年2回支給が多い日本とは違い、REINAさんは「アメリカではボーナスはない方が一般的。あるとしても幹部クラスで年1回など、働き方や業種によって大きく変わる」と教えてくれました。日本のクレジットカードではおなじみの「ボーナス一括払い」もアメリカでは使えないそうです。一方、アメリカで消費者が最もお金を使うのは11月の「感謝祭のシーズン」。REINAさんもブラックフライデーのセールでは欲しいものを決めておき、「当日は車の中で寝て、早朝、店の前に並んで買いに行く」というツワモノぶりを話してくれました。70〜80%OFFも普通だというので、それも当然かもしれません。

Just Talk Therapy
Season 7: NGO Grit - Ms Lavanya Gudelli hosted by Hina Beg

Just Talk Therapy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 28:11


Our thirteenth Guest Ms Lavanya Gudelli is the founder of an NGO known as "Be The Change." Her Vision: "to create a healthy, safe and sustainable environment for women and to work for various causes making the society a better place for all." Links to Connect: Instagram: https://instagram.com/bethechangehyd?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lavanya-gudelli-454581137 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lavanya.gudelli.79 Youtube: https://youtube.com/shorts/eSy0kcUaQuE?feature=share Connect to see how you can contribute in their noble cause or learn how to make a difference in others lives through social work. Tune in now

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
Israel thành lập chính phủ lâm thời, chuẩn bị bầu cử lần thứ 5

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 2:57


Israel sẽ tổ chức cuộc bầu cử lần thứ năm trong vòng ba năm, đây là một cuộc bỏ phiếu được lên kế hoạch để chính thức giải tán quốc hội. Bộ trưởng Ngoại giao Yair Lapid sau đó sẽ nhậm chức thủ tướng lâm thời trước một vòng bầu cử mới và cựu lãnh đạo Benjamin Netanyahu sẽ trở lại. 

Sixteen:Nine
Naveen Viswanatha, Google

Sixteen:Nine

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 40:35


The 16:9 PODCAST IS SPONSORED BY SCREENFEED – DIGITAL SIGNAGE CONTENT The prevailing impression of Google and digital signage is that the tech giant came briefly into the sector a few years ago, made some noise, and then quietly left. But the reality is that the tech giant has continued to be active in digital signage, and there are numerous screen  networks out there running on Chrome OS devices through different CMS software vendors. Then there's Android, the Google-developed operating system used on a pile of smart displays and separate play-out boxes. But now Google is again getting visibly active in the digital signage and related kiosk ecosystem, extending an existing program called Chrome Enterprise Recommended to software vendors who use Chrome OS. It's also introduced a Chrome OS device management license,  for narrow-purpose uses like screens and kiosks, that works out to just a touch more than a couple of bucks a month. And there's Flex, an application that can extend the life of a Windows box by running Chrome, and enable screen networks using a blend of playback hardware. I think a lot of the early interest in Google, back in 2015, was with the relatively low prices of the software and hardware. These days, it likely has more to do with scale, manageability and security. I spoke with Naveen Viswanatha, Google's product lead on Chrome OS. Subscribe to this podcast: iTunes * Google Play * RSS TRANSCRIPT Naveen, thank you for joining me. What's your role at Google?  Naveen Viswanatha: Hey, thanks for having me. I am the Chrome OS Product Lead for our solution areas and our solution areas include virtualization, contact center, and very recently we've beefed up our kiosk and digital signage solution area.  Are you at the main campus out in Silicon Valley?  Naveen Viswanatha: I am, indeed. Yeah, right here in the heart of the main campus in Mountain View. How long have you been with Google? Naveen Viswanatha: I have been with Google for 16 years but I haven't been spending the whole time in Chrome OS. I've been using Chrome OS for about 7 years, I believe. So you're almost a lifer in Google terms?  Naveen Viswanatha: I guess so, it seems like that.  I'm gonna talk about Chrome OS. Can you give me a sense of the installed base globally for Chrome OS? I don't need like today's number, but just like … it's many millions, right?  Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah. We don't break out specific details, but yeah it's in the millions and that kind of spans, I would say across three broad areas. Education is one area. So students and student Chromebooks and boxes. Consumer, and then Enterprise and, within Enterprise, that's where my focus is in the solution space. So yeah, that's how we look at the overall market, but yeah it's seen a tremendous amount of growth, especially in the last several years. Yeah, the pandemic really put a push on Chrome for Education, right?  Naveen Viswanatha: It did. I would actually say that it increased an already healthy appetite for Chrome devices within the education space. I actually used to be part of the education team, and we went from devices that were primarily purchased by schools and districts to devices that were now starting to see adoption in the home and that was the kind of recent trend that we saw over the course of the pandemic is really devices being used in the home, remote for delivery of curriculum.  Would that be driven in part by just the simple fact that the kids are learning at home now, and the parents are seeing the Chromebooks and thinking, okay these are perfectly workable laptops? Naveen Viswanatha: That's entirely right, and in addition to that, some of the unique capabilities allow students to use their education profiles. So the same profile that they use on their Chromebooks at school, they can log into a personal Chromebook at home and all of their data, all of their bookmarks, their applications, everything is synced to them pretty uniquely. And so, that ability of having this kind of floating cloud profile was another reason that it became really easy to simply adopt Chrome devices at home.  Okay, so on the enterprise side, you know, this is a digital signage podcast so we talk about digital signage. I assume that relative to education and to consumer, the percentage of the installed basis for digital signs of kiosk would be still pretty small, right?  Naveen Viswanatha: It's smaller. It's growing though, and in fact, I would actually say that we saw a lot of acceleration, arguably more acceleration broadly in the Enterprise space, over the pandemic in terms of growth, relative to the other verticals I was talking about, and a lot of that had to do with unique capabilities of Chrome that aligned really well with some of the challenges that businesses had during the pandemic to really maintain business continuity, whether that was remote work or whether that was increased concerns around security, data protection due to being remote.  These are all things that Chrome OS was really designed for, and so over the course of the pandemic, we saw a huge acceleration in these trends, and as a result Chrome OS was really the platform and endpoint of choice for many organizations. When I wrote last week about the announcement that, of the the recommended track for kiosk in digital signage. I said that Google made a big splash in the digital signage space in 2015. They took a big booty in the middle of the primary trade show for the industry and had all kinds of people looking at that booth and going, “oh, interesting, these guys are involved. I wonder what that means and will they take over and so on…” and it didn't really happen, there would be suggestions that Google got into the space and then got out of the space but what I wrote was basically, maybe they stepped back a little bit visibly, but they've continued to be in the digital signage and kiosk space and have a pretty decent footprint that isn't known.  Is that a fair statement?  Naveen Viswanatha: I think that is a fair characterization and I'm glad you brought that up because, as we've seen the trend over the course of the last couple of years, some of the trends that I was talking about with regards to the pandemic, those trends around moving to cloud and web are significant. Those trends in moving to remote and hybrid work are significant, increased data protection and controls are significant, and that primarily those three things really accrue primarily to end user computing so Chrome books and Chrome boxes used by employees.  But in addition to that, I think this kind of ties back to your point, we did see a lot of interesting trends as people started moving back into physical spaces. So increased expectations from customers for self-service options, increased expectations from employees for more engaging physical environments when they do return to the office, and these kinds of latter two trends are unique to kiosk and digital signage. So that's where we started really leaning more into this business that we have had for some time, as you mentioned, but really on the backs of what our customers and our partners were doing and what we're seeing as broader trends, we really wanted to lean into this area and really help drive more growth and drive more value into the overall ecosystem znd so recently we have really beefed up our efforts around kiosks and digital signage.  You know, when you work in a very niche industry like digital signage, you have this distorted idea that it's actually a pretty big industry, but in the the overall scheme of things, it's tiny, and I wondered if Google, going back a few years, looked at digital signage and continued to look at it and thought this is interesting stuff.  Signage and kiosks, it's got some possibilities, but it's so small compared to education. How much focus have you put on it? Naveen Viswanatha: I think that's a fair question. The reality, I think is that we have always maintained that we want to be an enterprise computing platform, or commercial, basically anything that requires a business or an organization or an NGO or a government to purchase devices and be the primary buyer. So it's a very broad space, and over the last several years, we have endeavored to really beef up our capabilities around end user computing. That was somewhat timed coincidentally with the pandemic. So that was an area of focus for us starting in 2018-19, really to emphasize these focuses on these solution areas, as I was mentioning, to really go after distinct sections of the enterprise market, and then very recently, starting to invest in kiosk and digital signage because we're starting to see additional trends driving that and those trends being lined up with ChromeOS capabilities. So I wouldn't say it was due to the size of the market in particular. I think it's just in terms of when we think about our overall strategy and where we saw our customers really taking the platform, we wanted to really lean into those areas, and so that's really been the main driver is trying to meet our customers where they are, and identify areas that have a strong product market fit in the enterprise space and you see that as a reflection of the key solution areas that we're investing in, including kiosks and signage now.  So when Google as a company takes an interest in something like this, how does that manifest itself in real terms? Is there like a dedicated team or is this one market that a broader Chrome OS team pays attention to and puts some work into? Naveen Viswanatha: That's a really good question. So I keep referring to these solution areas and maybe it'll help a little bit because I think that'll help frame the answer to your question a bit more to talk about what these solution areas are.  A few years ago we started looking at where we were seeing product market fit and where we were seeing our customers adopt Chrome OS beyond education, and really noticed that to deliver a robust solution built on top of this platform, you really needed to have an end to end solution that customers and organizations knew was just gonna work and work really well, and so what that meant was there's really four components to these solution areas. So there's underlying features and capabilities of the operating system itself, so security, APIs, core functionality that the operating system provides, even for enterprises, things that are unique to the solution areas and I can list off a few new features and capabilities that we have as an example that are unique to the kiosk and signage solution area but that's another part of that.  The second component is around management. So how can these solutions areas and their administrators and the folks that manage these solutions, manage the platform easily? And then there's an ecosystem component to this too, and this is really what I think rounds out our notion of a solution area. An ecosystem includes devices so endpoints and OEMs, as well as peripherals and then ISV partners. So solution providers that actually build their products on top of Chrome OS and we ensure that they're optimized and integrated into the operating system. So that's what constitutes a solution area, and as we saw increased focus and investment in those solution areas, we started really orienting our teams to deliver against that.  On the product and engineering side and the UX side within Google, that means that we still rely on broad platform capabilities that you think of more as foundational layers, but increasingly we have teams that are focused on delivering features capabilities, management capabilities, specific to solution areas. And we'll talk a little bit about that or what we did for the kiosk, and then in addition to that, we really started focusing our partner teams on the partners, both the devices, peripherals, as well as ISV partners that we wanted to work with to really bring these solutions to life, and so there's increasing focus around these areas and we're really organizing ourselves across the stack to really deliver towards these solutions. So you have this Chrome enterprise recommended track for “kiosk and digital signage”. When I saw that, I wasn't familiar with it and I thought, okay, they've created this, but in doing a little bit of digging, it looks like you have Chrome enterprise recommended tracks in other areas already. So this is something you already do and you've added digital signs and kiosks?  Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah, that's exactly right. The solution tracks that you saw prior to the recent announcement for the kiosk track were really built around the end user computing growth that we were seeing in the last several years that I was alluding to earlier, and very recently, last week we announced the kiosk and signage Chrome enterprise recommended solution track, and so nine partners that we worked with, their solutions are validated, they're optimized, they're integrated into Chrome OS. That means that our partner engineering teams have worked with these organizations to ensure that everything that they build on our platform works. They are regression tests every release that comes out. So we're really tightly working with these organizations, and we only expect, especially in the kiosk and signage space, this category to grow over the coming quarters and years.  And this whole validation process, is that to keep your engineers sane or is it in certain respects, a marketing tool to say this is kind of Google approved and Google validated? Naveen Viswanatha: It's a bit of both actually. We actually go through and test these solutions within our own test labs, and then these providers also will be testing their solutions with every Chrome OS release, and as a result of that, we badge these providers, these ISV partners of ours, and that badge effectively denotes that level of confidence for any organization that's going to adopt an end to end solution. Some of the companies that are involved in this are pretty small in relative terms. Are they getting involved, to use a term a colleague of mine used to use, “to bask in reflected glory that we're working with Google” or have they made a business decision based on the technology that this is where things are going and we wanna get ahead of it? Naveen Viswanatha: I've spoken to many of these partners and really a lot of it boils down to their alignment either from a business or technology standpoint that they want to really align their solutions with a platform that they feel is going to help them scale their business. These are organizations that are typically developing web-based applications that are lightweight, robust and work well on Chrome as a web-based operating system. Security is a big concern for them, and I think it's a growing concern in the signage space. We've spoken to many customers having concerns about their screens taken over. If you have more and more screens in your physical spaces, your brand and your operations are potentially at risk, and so a lot of these partners kind of align to that element of Chrome, and I think the simplicity in being able to remotely manage devices, that's another area that these partners have really embraced and benefited from.  So I think it's really around looking at what technology and platform they want to align with and that's where we've started our conversations with them and as you mentioned they represent a specific segment of the market, and I think over the coming quarters and years, we're really looking to add more partners to our kiosk and signage Chrome enterprise recommended track. I got a sense back in 2015 that when the first iteration of this came out and you had a whole bunch of partners really quickly that a lot of the energy and interest around Chrome devices was, here's low cost management software and relatively low cost playback hardware versus the PCs that were out in the market then and it was just at a point when you were starting to see set top boxes and things like that being used.  I sense that's changed, that the partner marketplace is a lot more sophisticated, and as you've alluded to, they're looking more at things like security and ease of management?  Naveen Viswanatha: A hundred percent, that is absolutely right. The kiosk and signage landscape has shifted dramatically, I think, in the last, 18 to 24 months really, kind of emerging out of the pandemic as well, and I think it was shifting before and then I think what happened was that a lot of physical spaces started really being underutilized during the early part of the pandemic, but then that really set customer expectations and business expectations a lot around how they can be use technology to really digitally transform their businesses, and so as people started moving back into physical spaces, customers started moving back into physical spaces, it came with a fervor that I think has really accelerated some interesting opportunities in the signage space. Opportunities and threats too, as you mentioned, security and data protection and these things are becoming more and more of a concern. Updating, if you have more screens and more kiosks in your physical space, the kind of traditional operating systems that were being used, don't lend themselves well to that, right? They don't lend themselves well to being updated, being patched, being managed remotely. I think we've all seen blue screens in airports and different types of signs before. That's becoming more and more challenging, just the reliability and remote management.  So as these trends are starting to really put pressure on a lot of businesses, that's where Chrome OS is starting to really be considered more and more as a robust platform that can really help accelerate the next phase of digital transformation in these physical spaces. I get the argument for Windows and the bloatware and the crap on there and the updates you can't control and all those sorts of things. It's less of an issue with Linux but there's still an issue?  Naveen Viswanatha: Linux is an interesting platform. We don't see it too much ourselves but I think one of the challenges with Linux has to do with that it can do anything you really want it to, but in order to get it, to do what you want, it takes a lot of tuning, a lot of configuration, a lot of setup, and so I think you'll be spending the cost as an organization on either building up the technical capacity and knowing how to do that and really piecemealing a solution together, and at some point you're probably gonna ask yourself, is it worth it for our business to really become a Linux expert for our digital signage and kiosk strategy? Is that really core to driving the customer experience or should we rely on a platform like Chrome OS to give us a lot of that as part of its core capability?    And if you're using something like Chrome OS as a software firm, is there less demand to have in-house expertise around an operating system, if you're using something like Chrome versus Linux?  Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah, I would say that's one of the common benefits that we've seen. Recently I spoke to a retailer abroad in Asia, and they were saying that they saw an 80% reduction in staff having to focus on updates and management of the platform, and I asked the question because I wasn't sure if they said 80% or 18% because 80% sounded really startling and in fact they said no 80%, and now these individuals, they're effectively being focused on higher order capabilities with higher order needs within the organization rather than just going out and servicing screens and devices that needed to be updated, they're focusing more on higher value business objectives. And so absolutely, I think this is one of the areas where businesses need to ask themselves is this core, or is it context? It means core to obviously incorporate digital signage and service options within your business, but is it core for your organization to understand exactly how an operating system is gonna work? One of the arguments that a very successful company in the digital signage space called BrightSign makes … they are spin out of Roku and the CEO is saying that one of the reasons there's a lot of attraction to our hardware is we don't really have an operating system. It's our own proprietary operating system. So there's nothing to really hack. There's nothing you can do with it.  I understand the risk with Windows and to a lesser degree with Linux are, and I know you do harden Chrome, but what are there ways in? And if there are, please explain them to me. (Laughter) Naveen Viswanatha: That's actually one of the areas that I think we have a very strong track record around, and I will add that systems will get compromised over time, and unless you have a security team, a large robust security team, actively monitoring and ensuring that exploits and vulnerabilities are gonna be patched consistently, that turnaround time needs to be very quick, and that's exactly what we do on the Chrome OS side, and I think you can look at our track record. We have zero ransomware attacks ever reported on Chrome OS.  It's also another component that if you double click into the security piece of Chrome OS, it's really baked into the operating system. Many other operating systems out there will think about security as a bolt on afterthought. It's core to exactly how Chrome OS works. I'll give you a couple of examples.  Executables are blocked from running on the operating system, they're just blocked. And so that's a huge vector of vulnerability that is just removed entirely. Timely security updates, like I was talking about before. We have the ability to roll out updates on a four week cycle. Even if you're part of our long term stable channel so organizations that don't choose to get four week updates on the operating system, they wanna actually get six month updates instead, even if you're on that six month long term stable support channel, we will still roll out critical security updates to you. So you get the best of both worlds, right? And again, we have a whole team of people that are watching and monitoring what kind of vulnerabilities are out there on a consistent basis, and I'll mention one more thing really quickly and that is that the operating system files are kept in a complete, separate partition, so they can't be modified at all. So let's say with kiosk, your app is hacked in some way, or there's a vulnerability in the application that you're building, the operating system itself is hardened and entirely isolated from the application session itself. It's just a handful of things to think about.  I think any chief information security officer or CIO or organization that's really looking at security needs to evaluate it broadly, and we have a lot of great material that can tell you beyond what I've said here. Why Chrome OS is a very hardened and safe operation. I suspect you've also learned a lot through the years too. I know that some of the companies who were early on with Google using Chrome OS, they were frustrated by new versions that would break their software, and I think you got to a point pretty quickly where you started to pin the OS versions and a company could stay on that until they're ready to move to the next one instead of being auto-updated.  Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah, and we have learned a lot over the last several years, and you bring up a good point. One of the design principles that we really try to anchor on, when you think about what a business wants, they want predictability and control. They wanna know when things are gonna change, they wanna have the control to be able to initiate those changes.  Even if we have this release train rolling out great new updates, security updates, new features. As a business, you want to be able to throttle that, and yeah, we have a number of different controls that have allowed organizations to do that. A long term stable and support channel, which I mentioned expands the actual stable channel that the operating system is on for six months. So that was a big one that we announced earlier this year. But in addition to that, the ability to, like you said, pin different application versions and be able to know exactly when you wanna roll those out, there's a number of other controls that allow you to better understand how you're gonna update your fleet.  So tell me about Flex.  Naveen Viswanatha: Ah, we're super excited about Flex. So that was one of the three big announcements we had around CER. The first one was the Chrome enterprise recommended solution track that you alluded to earlier. The second one was a brand new SKU that's focused specifically on kiosks and digital signage, and we can get to that in a moment too, and the third one was the incorporation of Flex.  So Flex is something that we announced earlier this year and what it allows organizations to do is install Chrome OS on any device they already have. So if you have an existing investment, say in Windows devices, they're aging, you're not sure when you're gonna refresh them, maybe you wanna refresh part of them but you wanna get the benefits of Chrome OS, the security, the built in updates, everything we've been talking about thus far, remote management, you can now install Chrome OS Flex on those devices and get all of the benefits from Chrome OS. So we've seen that as a really interesting opportunity in the kiosk space as many customers are starting to use that as an. Chrome OS. So they'll maybe extend the life of their existing infrastructure for a couple of years, and then we'll see them roll onto Chrome devices in the future, but we've also seen organizations look at Chrome OS Flex as a way to really tailor what they want in terms of device capabilities for their signage solutions based on the breadth of different hardware and endpoints that exist out there today. So for example, if you wanted an existing device that is not a Chrome OS device, either based on the aesthetics of it, based on the form factor or performance, is it ruggedized, fanless, et cetera. You can look at that and say I wanna use that device. It's not a Chrome OS device, but with Flex now, I can transform that into a Chrome OS device and incorporate it into my overall device strategy. So why can you extend your life? Is that because it's a leaner application and strips out a lot of stuff? Naveen Viswanatha: It's because we're able to really look at the hardware and separate the hardware from the software, and so rather than relying on Microsoft's operating system support and when that's gonna be EOLd (end of lifed) or when the device itself be becomes EOLd, Chrome OS Flex allows us to effectively say, look, that's an end point and we're gonna separate the software and the operating system from the actual device components. As an organization there creates an abstraction layer for you to utilize Flex as a way to extend the life of that infrastructure.  I assume you could also run a blended network as well, so that you could have Chrome OS devices and re refurbed windows or reclaimed windows devices as Flex devices and run concurrently. You don't have to have a network, that's just all pure Chrome OS devices.  Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah, you hit the nail on the head and that's what we're starting to see with many of our customers who will start with Chrome OS flex, but then they'll say … a lot of organizations, especially larger organizations, they don't necessarily have one device on one operating system or one endpoint or one operating system, they have a plethora of them and these devices might be on different refresh and end of life cycle.  So when there might be one coming up, say, at the end of next year, Chrome OS Flex is a great way to evaluate Chrome OS capabilities. Most of the time customers overwhelmingly are happy with Chrome OS and start using that as an onboarding mechanism for other Chrome devices or then rolling out Flex to other parts of their fleet that might be the end of lifting and subsequent years. And so during that time, they will have, like you said, a hybrid model of Chrome OS devices, as well as Flex devices, and you can absolutely manage those through the single pane of glass, like via the partner pane of glass, one of the nine partners that we just announced, or even our own admin console. You mentioned a new SKU. What is that?  Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah we're very excited about that. The new SKU is called the kiosk and signage upgrade, and what it does is it unlocks all of the signage capabilities that an organization wants, but none of anything else that you need. And what I mean by that is that Chrome OS is an operating system that serves end user computing, as well as signage. On the end user computing side, you need capabilities to manage users, user profiles, logins, different types of login modalities. But on the signage side, you don't really need that, right? Even if there's end user interaction, there's a lot of user modes and user capabilities that are not part of that overall management… Because it's a dumb end point in a hell of a lot of cases?  Naveen Viswanatha: I wouldn't use the word dumb, but because it's a highly focused endpoint, and as a result of that, we tailored a SKU which is $25 per device per year. So that's half off, two bucks a month basically, enterprise SKU, and for that, you get this 50% off SKU and very focused functionality, still gives you all the security, all the device controls, cloud management, reporting and insights. You just don't get the user controls that you get with the Chrome enterprise upgrade SKU, and that's the full SKU.  But if you did want those user controls, for whatever reason it may be, could you use those? And could you run a blended network with both kinds of licenses?  Naveen Viswanatha: Absolutely and we have a lot of customers that that, that are doing exactly  One thing that came up a few years ago and there was some buzz around it, but I don't know where it went. There was chatter that Android, which is pretty widely used in digital signage as well, was going to converge with Chrome OS and it was going to be the same thing that didn't really happen or did I miss it?  Naveen Viswanatha: No, it didn't happen. I've been on the team for seven years, so I'm not sure if what you're referring to is before my time, but we do have Android and Chrome OS as a company, two operating systems that serve different parts of the overall market. Now you're right that there is going to be some overlap. We see Android in the signage space. We see Android focusing a little bit more on mobile kiosk type of use cases. So a customer associate in a store walking around with a tablet style device, so things along those lines, whereas Chrome OS feels like it's a bit more focused on fixed facility types of infrastructure, and that's how we see the segmentation today. And we obviously worked very closely with the Android team.  Over time I think, as things evolve somewhat organically, if there are opportunities to bring these two capabilities or two operating systems together, that's something that we will consider but today we see a pretty natural segmentation. One thing I will add is that you were talking about managing a blended environment. With the Chrome OS capabilities and Android management capabilities, many organizations are managing both Chrome OS and Android endpoints through their universal endpoint management solutions. So that is a way that these two solutions can coexist even today.  This has been great. I could have talked for at least an hour or more, but we committed to a certain time window, so I should honor it. The last question I wanted to ask is just very simply if software companies and solution providers wanna get involved, or at least look into this how do they start? Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah, so you can go to our website. We have a lot of great information on our website. For customers, we have a wayfinding guide. We have information about the different solutions that we have for kiosk in terms of both devices that they can use at as endpoints, as well as peripherals that they can also utilize.  On the partner side, on the solution provider side gets in contact with our business development team. I know we are actively looking at working with more and more partners. I mentioned earlier that we listed nine and that's just a starting point, and what we've seen is that on the solution provider and ISV side, as you scale out globally, there are a lot of kinds of localized partners that do a lot of work in different regions, and so we expect this area to really build out significantly over the coming years. So get in touch with our BD team and our business development team, and be happy to work with you, figure out ways to incorporate you into our Chrome enterprise recommended program. As you dug into this, were you surprised by how many CMS software companies are out there?   Naveen Viswanatha: Yeah, I absolutely was. Especially considering where we were just five years ago or so. It seems like this has been one of the areas where we've seen a lot of hyper specialization and hyper localization. So unlike other solution categories like contact center, as an example, you tend to have a number of global players and then a few localized players within each market.  In this particular arena, in kiosks and digital signage, it feels very different because you look at APAC. I can't even talk about APAC as a market because each country, and sometimes even within countries, different specializations with retail versus employee spaces and workspaces has created a huge ecosystem around kiosks and signage. So yes, long answer in terms of in terms of your original question, but absolutely.  That's good for me because a crowded market means there's more to write about and talk about. (Laughter) Well, thank you very much for spending some time with me! Naveen Viswanatha: Thank you, and appreciate the time and opportunity, and I look forward to talking to you again at some point. 

Welthungerhilfe Direkt
Sandra aus dem Nothilfe-Team: „Heute weiß ich nicht, in welchem Krisengebiet ich morgen arbeite“

Welthungerhilfe Direkt

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 42:23


Sandra arbeitet im Nothilfe-Team der Welthungerhilfe und steht Stand-by zur Verfügung, um in ein Krisengebiet auszureisen, sobald eine Krise ausbricht und Unterstützungsbedarf besteht. Bei Katastrophen wie Erdbeben, Flut oder Kriegsausbruch entscheidet die Welthungerhilfe sehr schnell, ob und inwiefern sie personell vor Ort unterstützen kann. Dann sind Sandra und ihre Kolleg*innen vom Emergency Response Team gefragt und reisen oft unmittelbar aus. In der heutigen Podcast-Folge erzählt Sandra, wie sie zu diesem speziellen Job gekommen ist, wohin ihre Einsätze führen und auch, wie sie zwischen den Krisen-Einsätzen wieder Energie tankt.

アスリートスポーツトレーナーのここだけトレーニング&アスリート話

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Behind The Mission
BTM74 - Dr. Lynda Davis - Implementing Change in Military and Veteran Support

Behind The Mission

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 31:42


About Today's GuestDr. Davis is a subject matter expert on Military, Veteran, Family (MVF), Caregiver & Survivor support through successful, sustainable services. Dr. Davis is currently working with the Department of Defense in the area of Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Caring for Military Families, Elizabeth Dole Foundation. She was educated at the University of Southern California. She is the former Deputy Undersecretary Of Defense for military community and family policy and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for manpower and personnel policy, to the position of Senior Vice President for Defense and Intelligence.Links Mentioned In This EpisodeMilitary and Veteran Caregiver Experience MapTragedy Assistance Program for Survivors Institute for Hope and HealingPsychArmor Resource of the WeekThe PsychArmor Resource of the Week is the PsychArmor course Why Collaboration is So Important in Supporting Mitliary members, Veterans, Their Families, and Caregivers. This course is designed for community leaders interested in exploring some key components to a successful collaborative journey. You will learn how collaboration can provide the structure needed to impact the lives of military-connected people. You can find a link to the resource in our here: https://learn.psycharmor.org/courses/why-collaboration-is-so-important This Episode Sponsored By:This episode is sponsored by PsychArmor, the premier education and learning ecosystem specializing in military culture content. PsychArmor offers an online e-learning laboratory with custom training options for organizations.Contact Us and Join Us on Social Media Email PsychArmorPsychArmor on TwitterPsychArmor on FacebookPsychArmor on YouTubePsychArmor on LinkedInPsychArmor on InstagramTheme MusicOur theme music Don't Kill the Messenger was written and performed by Navy Veteran Jerry Maniscalco, in cooperation with Operation Encore, a non profit committed to supporting singer/songwriter and musicians across the military and Veteran communities.Producer and Host Duane France is a retired Army Noncommissioned Officer, combat veteran, and clinical mental health counselor for service members, veterans, and their families.  You can find more about the work that he is doing at www.veteranmentalhealth.com  

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SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ
SBS Learn English Bài 13: Yêu cầu làm việc linh động | Sắp xếp làm việc linh hoạt tại Úc

SBS Vietnamese - SBS Việt ngữ

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 13:18


Học tiếng Anh cùng SBS: học cách nói về công việc linh hoạt với nhà tuyển dụng. Ngoài ra, hãy cùng tìm hiểu về các quy tắc sắp xếp làm việc linh hoạt ở Úc.

ThinkEnergy
Summer Recharge: EV-olving Transportation with Cara Clairman

ThinkEnergy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 29:51


In our last episode, we spoke with Loren McDonald about the shift in social perception when it comes to adopting EVs across Canada. However, it'll take more than just a social shift for this adoption to happen. This week we're revisiting our conversation with Cara Clairman, President and CEO at Plug'nDrive—and a prominent leader in the EV space, who shared her unique perspective on Canada's readiness to adopt EVs, barriers the country is facing, whether Canadian businesses and municipalities have a role to play in EVolution, and more.    Related links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cara-clairman-84967318/ Cost of Ownership Tool: https://ev.plugndrive.ca/ Book a Test Drive: https://www.plugndrive.ca/electric-vehicle-discovery-centre/ Used EV rebate program: https://www.plugndrive.ca/used-electric-vehicles/ ZEVIP (NRCan funding program for infrastructure): https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/transportation-alternative-fuels/zero-emission-vehicle-infrastructure-program/21876 Federal EV incentive program: https://tc.canada.ca/en/road-transportation/innovative-technologies/zero-emission-vehicles   --- To subscribe using Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thinkenergy/id1465129405   To subscribe using Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7wFz7rdR8Gq3f2WOafjxpl   To subscribe on Libsyn: http://thinkenergy.libsyn.com/ --- Subscribe so you don't miss a video: YouTube   Check out our cool pics on Instagram   More to Learn on Facebook   Keep up with the Tweets at Twitter   Transcript      Dan Seguin  00:06 This is thinkenergy. The podcast that helps you better understand the fast changing world of energy through conversations with game changers, industry leaders, and influencers. So join me, Dan Seguin, and my co host Rebecca Schwartz, as we explore both traditional and unconventional facets of the energy industry. Hey everyone, welcome to the summer rewind edition of the thinkenergy podcast. While we recharge our batteries during these lazy hazy days of summer, we're bringing back some blasts from our podcast past. We'll be reintroducing some of our most popular interviews that garnered a lot of attention and interest. There's been a lot of talk about the future electrification of energy on the path to net zero. The episodes we've selected are very future focused with themes around Green Innovation, renewable energy, and our impact on the environment. So I hope you enjoy the summer rewind edition of today's episode. In the meantime, have a happy summer. And we'll be back on August 15. To kick off another exciting season. Cheers. Hey, everyone, I'm Dan Seguin.   Rebecca Schwartz  01:30 And I'm Rebecca Schwartz, both from Hydro Ottawa.   Dan Seguin  01:33 And we'll be hosting the thinkenergy podcast. So are you looking to better understand the fast changing world of energy? Every two weeks, Rebecca and I will be taking you on a tour and discuss some of the coolest trends, emerging technologies and latest innovations within the energy sector.   Rebecca Schwartz  01:52 We'll be engaging in great conversations with game changers, thought leaders and industry leaders who welcomed the opportunity to share their expertise and views with you, our listeners.   Dan Seguin  02:03 So stay tuned as we explore some traditional and some coffee facets of this industry.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:09 This is the thinkenergy podcast.   Dan Seguin  02:12 Hey, everyone, welcome back. This is the thinkenergy podcast. And on today's episode, we'll tackle EV-lution of transportation. I'm Dan Seguin.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:28 And I'm Rebecca Schwartz. Hey, Dan, you have an electric vehicle,right?   Dan Seguin  02:32 I sure do.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:33 I'm curious. What's your experience been? Like? Would you recommend an EV for your one and only favorite co host?   Dan Seguin  02:39 Mm hmm. I would 100% Recommend one. I love my little EV. I've actually owned two. And now my wife has just ordered her very own. I have no regrets.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:54 That's good to know. Now, if I could just get a solid pay raise, I'll be able to afford one hint hint nudge nudge.   Dan Seguin  03:01 Hmm. I have some great news about that Rebecca. First. Both the Feds and some provinces have great incentive programs. With these rebates EVs are really much more affordable. In fact, as part of Canada's goal to help fight climate change, there are plans to make owning a zero emission vehicle more accessible than ever before, through addressing affordability and adequate infrastructure. Today's guests will have lots more to say about that.   Rebecca Schwartz  03:35 Oh, visions of having my very own EV are getting a little bit more clear. You have my attention go on.   Dan Seguin  03:41 In fact, the pressures on; the Government of Canada has mandated 100% of car and passenger truck Sales be zero emission by 2035. All kinds of measures will be required to support this transportation evolution. Everything from incentives for zero emission vehicles, to investments in infrastructure to partnerships with auto manufacturers are being pursued.   Rebecca Schwartz  04:06 Wow, that seems so soon. But that's exciting. There are so many more things I'd like to know when asked. So here's today's big questions. Are Canadians ready to embrace this relatively quick transition over to EVs? What are the barriers and do Canadian businesses and municipalities have a role to play in the EV evolution?   Dan Seguin  04:26 Joining us today we have Cara Clairman, CEO and President at Plug'n Drive and a prominent leader in the EV space. She's here today to provide us with all of the answers. Cara, welcome to the show. Maybe you could start by telling us a bit about your organization and its mandate.   Cara Clairman  04:52 Well, thanks so much, Dan, for for inviting me to do this. Plug'n Drive is a not for profit. So we're out there trying to educate consumers on the environmental and economic benefits of switching to an electric car. And so most of our work revolves revolves around that outreach and education to help people make the switch.   Rebecca Schwartz  05:12 The Government of Canada has set what some might call an aggressive mandate for 100% of new light duty vehicle sales to be zero emissions by 2035. Why has Canada set this mandate? And how does it play into the larger picture of net zero by 2050.   Cara Clairman  05:27 So I'm sure a lot of your listeners will know that transportation is actually one of the largest emitting sectors not just here in Canada, but pretty much everywhere around the world. And in fact, in many provinces of Canada, transportation is the number one largest emitter larger than industry larger than buildings. And so we really can't achieve our climate goals if we don't tackle transportation. So of course, tackling transportation is a few, a few different things, not just EVs. But EV is a ready technology that's here that would really, really help in terms of reducing emissions from consumer vehicles, as well as now some medium and even heavy duty. And this opportunity is huge. Because if you just take Ontario, for example, you know, our number one emission source is transportation, and our electricity grid is already extremely clean. We're about 95% emission reduction if we switch to EVs, because our electricity grid here is already about 90 plus percent free of greenhouse gas emissions. And that's true in many provinces of Canada. So if you look at our electricity grid across the country, you have, you know, a number of provinces that are hydro only. So it's, you know, BC, Quebec, Manitoba. And so if you look across the country, we're already about 80% GHG, free pretty much. And so it's just such a perfect match with the with improving the emissions from transportation across Canada, we have an extremely clean energy grid. And if you think about our electricity, here in Ontario, it's mostly nuclear and hydro, a little bit of, of solar and wind, very small amount of natural gas. So we're already about only 5%, five to 8% fossil fuel on the grid. So plugging into our cars into that grid offers a huge emission reduction at about 90 to 95%. So as a long way of saying, you know, requiring new EV sales is a relatively easy way for the government to start making the transition for the transportation personal vehicle fleet, and would allow Canada actually to achieve the net zero by 2050, which it really can't do if it doesn't tackle transportation.   Dan Seguin  08:00 Now, Cara, are you able to expand on how Canada's zero emission vehicle mandates compare globally? Are we on par with other countries?   Cara Clairman  08:10 Well, I'll answer that question sort of in two parts. How we are now compared to the globe and other countries and how we will be right now I'd say we're a bit behind. Because we don't have an aggressive enough, EV set of EV policies, and we have quite a patchwork across the country in terms of provincial policies. And so our adoption rates are actually on the low side relative to a lot of other countries. I'd say we stand around 10th Right now, you know, in comparison to other countries that have, you know, better policies than we have. However, the policy of zero emission new sales, right, that's just new sales, we'll still have gas cars around for quite a while. zero emission, new sales by 2035. Is, is quite progressive. And I would say it's not the most aggressive policy, there are a few countries ahead of us, like Norway has, you know, a mandate for 2025. And there are a number of European countries that have set 2030. But 2035 is definitely in the pack, I would say in terms of of leadership in the top, you know, 10 or 15 countries. What we really need to do though, is make this a law. You know, right now, we just have a sort of a vague commitment to it and until it's legislated, it really doesn't have a lot of meaning.   Rebecca Schwartz  09:42 What are some of the main barriers to zero emission vehicle adoption?   Cara Clairman  09:47 Okay, well, there's lots of barriers still remaining, although we're making lots of good progress. We did a survey about four years ago, and I think the results probably would hold true today as well. While asking people about about what was preventing them from choosing an electric vehicle, and actually the number one barrier was price, which surprised us, we expected people to say range or lack of public infrastructure or something like that. But three to one, they actually said, they thought EVs were too expensive. And so we know that the upfront sticker price is is a problem for people, it is still a bit more expensive than the equivalent gas car. What people don't really know is that the total cost of ownership of an EV, even at today's prices is less. But it's always a challenge to help people understand you're going to pay more now and save later. And we have to help people see the advantage of doing that. So I would say you know, cost and then also education because you have to help people understand that total cost of ownership over time. And actually, to help consumers on that specific point, we've, we've put a really great new tool on our website called Find your EV match, which really helps you see the total cost of ownership for for electric vehicles income, and you can even compare an EV to your existing gas car that you currently drive and see your monthly savings. And so this is a really, really important point. I would also say, of course, you know, we do need more infrastructure, and they're still in some range hesitancy concern, but I really believe that the range issue is going away as an issue as the battery technology improves. And of course, as public infrastructure improves.   Dan Seguin  11:40 Okay, Cara. How is your organization working to build consumer awareness and education to help remove consumer concerns around EVs?   Cara Clairman  11:50 Well, I mean, Dan, this is what we're doing every single day. You know, we've built our whole program around helping the consumer get over their concerns. And so we're quite accustomed to every single concern and question people have. And basically we do it in a couple of ways. We have our EV Discovery Center in Toronto, which is you know, a bricks and mortar facility, people can come learn all about EVs, no pressure to buy anything, and test drive the latest make some models. And we have found through our research that test drive is key to helping people get over their concerns. And that's been a bit of a challenge during COVID, although we are back to doing test drive. And then secondly, we have our mobile EV Discovery Center or our meet, which we take to smaller cities and towns all over to sort of bring the EV Discovery Center concept to them. And so that's a great opportunity for people to learn again, and a no pressure environment is fun. And then we have our roadshow, which you know, where we go out to even farther afield locations for a day or two days to give people that chance where they may not have any, for example, and EV dealers in their community. So we're really trying to reach everyone. And so that so those are the main things that we do. And I would just add the the other program that we have that we find is really helping consumers is our used TV program, which has a rebate attached to it and we're doing this online through webinars, but it's to help people understand who who had that idea. Oh, you know, I love TV, but I think it's just too expensive for me to help them understand that use these are a great opportunity affordable and available and in the webinar we run through a you know sort of everything you need to know to choose the used EV that's right for you. And then Plug'n Drive is offering $1,000 rebate to anyone who lives in Ontario. If you buy a used EV.   Dan Seguin  13:53 Wondering if you can tell us about Plug'n Drive's Electric Vehicle Discovery Center and what goes on there?   Cara Clairman  13:59 So the Discovery Center is as I said, at bricks and mortar facilities, a sort of imagined Science Center meets cars showroom, you want to see some photos of it, you could just check it out on plugndrive.ca. And the great thing there is it's you know, interactive fun, like I said, like a science center. People come just for fun to learn. And of course, we aren't selling cars. So people don't have that pressure that they feel they sometimes have when they go to a dealership. And then we have all the makes and models sitting right there for people to test drive. And that test drive is so key to helping someone get over their concerns. Because a lot of the times people have a preconceived notion about what an EV might be like, and they don't realize like how fun it is to drive and that these are really fantastic vehicles with great pickup. And it kinda just reminds people of the quality and the fun. And then we can run through with them how much money they're going to save and the emission reductions and our stats tell the story about 35% of the people after visiting the center, within six months have bought an electric car.   Rebecca Schwartz  15:07 How can Canadian businesses support the transition to electric vehicles? And how can they acquire access to the proper funding?   Cara Clairman  15:14 Yeah, we've started doing a lot of work with businesses. And what we find is, you know, number one, what they can do is look at workplace charging, we know that the home is the number one place, people want to charge about 80% of us plug in our cars at home at night, take advantage of low time of use prices. It's where it's convenient, all those reasons. But the second place people want to charge is that work. And actually, studies at UC California have shown that if someone sees a charger at work, and then talks to a colleague who has an EV at work, they're six times more likely to adopt an electric car. So one of the great things that a business can do is put in some workplace charging, and then also do some education around using that charging and help their employees get on board. And some businesses are even offering an incentive to their employees to consider an EV, especially companies that are looking at their own GHG reduction targets. And transportation might be one of the main emitters of their of their organization. So they can use those chargers for their own fleet. They can electrify their own fleet that way, and they can help their employees. So those are a couple of ways. Businesses can help support the transition. And then you've asked about access to funding there, there is some funding through enter can the program is called ZEVIP Zed E VIP where businesses can apply to get some funding for workplace type charging systems.   Dan Seguin  16:51 It would seem that municipalities across Canada have a large part to play to support the government's mandate and to make charging stations more accessible. In your experience. Has this been the case? What's your view on the role municipalities play in the electrification of transit?   Cara Clairman  17:09 Yeah, municipalities do have an important role to play. And I think they are starting to recognize it more and more. So for example, one role that municipalities are playing and it's proving really important is in terms of standards for multi unit buildings. So for example, a municipality can require a certain green standard for condos or multi unit buildings being built in their in their territory, and that will ensure that the you know, rough in is there for the plugs in future and that new buildings will get built with you know, with the ability or sort of EV ready to help their citizens because let's face it, especially in the Greater Toronto Area, a lot of people live in multi unit. And we need to make it possible for these people to plug in. There's other roles they can play, for example, we're seeing a lot of municipalities set up you know, their own EV policies for their, you know, for public parking, for example, street parking for for different, making certain municipal lots available for charging, there's there's lots of ways that municipalities can help. And there are, you know, through the associations, there's sharing, I know of EV policies across municipalities that don't have to reinvent the wheel.   Rebecca Schwartz  18:32 All right, Cara, can you talk to us about Canada's electric highway? Can we actually drive our EVs coast to coast?   Cara Clairman  18:40 Yes, you can. It's still not that easy, I have to say. But the thing I always want to remind is that this is not a trip that many people are doing. You know, maybe some of us have done it once in our life, or, you know, it's the thing that happens very rarely. So it's not as critical. It's more of again, it's a nice to do. It's sort of a psychological thing. People think, oh, it's great if you can, it's still a challenge, but doable and getting easier. You know, it's something that I would say, no, it's not a trip I'm ever going to do and I mean, I drive my car just more locally. So I wouldn't want people to hesitate getting an EV because this isn't the easiest trip to make.   Dan Seguin  19:28 It seems that national sales of EVs are closing in on 4%. What are your recommendations to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in Canada?   Cara Clairman  19:38 Well, there's just a whole bunch of things we need to do. So for example, right now in British Columbia, we're hovering around 10% of new sales, Quebec, close to 8%. Ontario, we're down at 2%. And so you can see that the variability in the different policies are leading to very different results. And so there's a couple of things, we need to make some consistency across Canada because what happens when you have certain provinces with really aggressive policies and certain policies, provinces without it, the vehicle supply goes to those provinces with the more aggressive policies. And then it's really hard for people, for example, in Ontario, to get vehicles, and so that ZEV mandate, or ZEV standard that the federal government is talking about is really important for making, you know, some more consistency across the whole country. So I'm very supportive of that. I'd also like to see some consistent building codes across the country, it seems ridiculous that in 2021, where we still have condos and apartment buildings being built with no potential for EV charging in the future, and it's so much more expensive to do a retrofit than to do it when you're building a building. So the building codes need to be updated, to make sure that the buildings are required to at least rough in for evey charging in the future. So that's another really, really important one. And then, you know, we, you know, I'd like to say that the time of needing incentives is over, it isn't over. We still do need incentives for the next couple of years. I think we're going to hit price parity in a few years time, and then we won't need them anymore. But but for now, I think we do. And because the environmental benefit is so large, I think it makes sense that governments continue to support it.   Dan Seguin  21:32 What about charging stations, is charging infrastructure rolling out at the pace to support the transition to 100%, zero emission vehicle sales by 2035.   Cara Clairman  21:44 Well, we do still have more work to do in the area of public charging, but again, I'm one of those people who doesn't think this is as critical to the rollout as some other things. You know, as an EV, driver, and Dan, you said, you're also an EV driver, we are charging at home, most of us are charging at home. And we are very occasionally using public charging. I only use public charging a few times a year. And I think I'm pretty typical on a road trip or work trip. And so you do need more infrastructure, we can't have single chargers out there. You know, we need to multiply those we need them to be in strategic locations. We need them to be in places where you can grab a bite to eat and use facilities and all that. So there's work to do, but I am not of the view that this is a primary barrier to evey adoption. Really, the infrastructure you need is at home and it's ready right now.   Rebecca Schwartz  22:44 Cara, can you tell us a bit about the sentiment among automotive manufacturers? Are they embracing the transition to EVs at all?   Cara Clairman  22:51 Well, we're certainly I mean, you really can't turn on your news or open your your apps, which is how most of us probably get our news these days without seeing a new announcements. So we certainly are seeing the commitment to EVs. In the future, where there's a bit of a struggle, I would say it's sort of right now. Right now in Canada supply is extremely low. It's quite difficult to get vehicles, all the manufacturers are ramping up. But that doesn't happen overnight. And so, you know, we need to do a bit more to get the vehicles in here right now. The exciting thing is, you know, here in Ontario, we're going to be making EVs in the next couple of years. And so the supply challenge will get fixed. And and then we're going to see, I think, you know, just massive changes, but for now the next year to two years, we definitely have a struggle to to bring in the vehicles. And we have to show to the automakers that Canada is a good place for evey adoption, because of course they send the vehicles where they think the best opportunity is to sell them.   Dan Seguin  23:55 Cara, just wondering what should consumers know about zero emissions vehicles today? How has technology evolved over the past few years? And are there funding opportunities for consumers looking to purchase one?   Cara Clairman  24:09 Well, of course, I want people to know that EVs are a fantastic option right now, what I hear from a lot of consumers, which which is helpful, is you know, yes EVs are the future, I'm sure that we're all going to be driving EVs. But what I think a lot of people don't realize is that they're totally ready for primetime right now. Fantastic quality, good range, everything you really need is already there. And of course, the fun and the super great pickup and all those things too. And so I think, you know, people shouldn't hesitate, that that when they're ready for a new car, this should be good. In terms of funding opportunities. I would say, you know, of course the federal government still has its $5,000 rebate available. And as we you know, in the election, we basically got the same government and they have committed to continue that. So we know that will continue. Some provinces have a provincial incentive that layers on top of that, unfortunately, we don't have that in Ontario right now, which is makes us a little bit of a laggard. Compared to other provinces, there are now six provinces with rebates, which makes it hard for Ontario to attract vehicle. So when people go looking for a vehicle, they're challenged to find one. What I would tell consumers that are looking for one and don't want to have to get on a waiting list is to look at the US market. There's a lot of great options in the US market right now. And of course, as I said, Plug'n Drive has $1,000 incentive to buy a used EV, and an extra $1,000 If you scrap an old gas car and buy a used EV so that's a great option. If you can't find the new vehicle that you're looking for.   Rebecca Schwartz  25:54 In your view, Cara, what does the future of Canada look like when it comes to zero emission vehicles?   Cara Clairman  26:00 Well, I think I think pretty much everyone has realized even the most Die Hard sort of auto analyst who really really hesitated on EVs. In terms of their reporting. I think even they have realized like this is coming, there's no stopping it. It's, it's the question mark is like how fast and I think groups like mine and other other EV sort of advocacy type groups are really it's all about how can we get this transition to happen faster, because if you agree that climate change is a crisis, we really can't wait for sort of a slow market transition, we need to do everything we can to speed it up. So that includes incentives, that includes building codes, that includes ZEV mandate policies, that includes all sorts of local initiatives to try to encourage people to speed it up. But I do feel very optimistic that you know, we are going to see a huge swing in the direction of EVs even by 2030.   Dan Seguin  27:03 Okay, Cara, how about we close off with some rapid fire questions?   Cara Clairman  27:08 Okay, skip the skip the favorite word. I really didn't have one.   Dan Seguin  27:12 What is the one thing you can't live without?   Cara Clairman  27:16 Coffee!   Dan Seguin  27:17 What is something that challenges you?   Cara Clairman  27:19 Something that challenges me? Well, I mean, I guess the reality is in a nonprofit setting, you're always you're always having to raise money. And so that's always a challenge for anybody in the NGO sector. That's that's probably our biggest challenge.   Dan Seguin  27:35 If you could have one superpower, what would it be?   Cara Clairman  27:40 Well, I think I would love the teleportation oh my gosh, you know, I love EVs. But let's face it, there's still cars. And, you know, they still contribute to gridlock and traffic and all that. And it would just be so awesome to be able to just teleport to some other location.   Dan Seguin  27:58 Now, Cara, if you could turn back time and talk to your 18 year old self? What would you tell her?   Cara Clairman  28:05 I would tell her to do more public speaking. Who knew I would end up doing so much public speaking in my career, I really didn't get started in that till I was much older. And I feel like it's a useful skill for any job just to feel confident talking in front of other people, whether that's five people or 500 people. So I would definitely say get yourself in front of an audience and practice public speaking.   Dan Seguin  28:32 And lastly, what do you currently find most interesting in your sector?   Cara Clairman  28:38 Oh, my gosh, my sector is so fascinating. You know, it's funny because I come from the electricity sector as you do. And I think there's a lot of people with this idea. That's kind of an old, stodgy, boring sector. And so I find it so exciting that there's so many opportunities for innovation. And it's not just EV, it's storage, and renewables and there's just there's just so much of interest happening in the electricity sector. I hope young people are really looking at it for future career options.   Rebecca Schwartz  29:09 All right, Cara. We've reached the end of another episode of The thinkenergy podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope you had fun.   Cara Clairman  29:16 I did. Thank you so much for having me.   Dan Seguin  29:18 Thanks for tuning in to another episode of the thinkenergy podcast. And don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review wherever you're listening. And to find out more about today's guests, or previous episodes, visit thinkenergypodcast.com. I hope you'll join us again next time as we spark even more conversations about the energy of tomorrow.

The International Risk Podcast
Episode 79: Thomas Lahnthaler on Self-care and Self-reflection during Crisis

The International Risk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 37:05


The International Risk Podcast is a weekly podcast for senior executives, board members and risk advisors. In these podcasts, we speak with risk management specialists from around the world. Our host is Dominic Bowen, originally from Australia, is one of Europe's leading international risk specialists. Having spent the last 20 years successfully establishing large and complex operations in the world's highest risk areas and conflict zones, Dominic now joins you to speak with exciting guests from around the world to discuss risk.The International Risk Podcast – Reducing risk by increasing knowledgeFollow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for all our great updates.Dominic Bowen speaks to Thomas Lahnthaler.  Thomas started his career volunteering in South Africa for a local NGO, and has since worked in different roles for the UN, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, governmental organizations and the private sector. During the past 15 years, he has led crisis teams in complex contexts and volatile environments in 20+ countries on all continents including Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and DRC working with governments, international organisations, and businesses in both crisis response and recovery. For the past few years he has veeb running his own business focusing on innovative crisis management, crisis leadership and communications psychology specialising in the development of high performance teams and leadership in crisis. Thomas is Co-creator and CEO of The Crisis Compass which brings together crisis management, HR, communication, as well client and stakeholder management experts from various industries in readily assisting companies navigate through a crisis by using it as a means of reinvention.

Gript Media Podcasts
TRSI 321 - Power

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Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 56:44


Michael D. Higgins shows his mastery of changing the subject; asylum claims are up 700% but it's definitely not our fault; and the NGO complex goes to war with Joe Duffy.   https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/2022/06/17/trans-equality-together-responds-to-liveline/ https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/rwanda-link-rise-irish-asylum-27239846 Savage Eye - John Duffy

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- Chiều 18/6, gần 107 nghìn học sinh lớp 9 của Hà Nội đã làm bài thi môn Ngoại ngữ trong kỳ thi tuyển sinh vào lớp 10 công lập. Sau 60 phút làm bài, nhiều thí sinh cho biết, đề thi vừa sức. Ngày thi đầu tiên của kỳ thi tuyển sinh vào lớp 10 các trường công lập của Hà Nội được nhiều thí sinh nhận định là khá xuôn xẻ, đề thi phù hợp với điều kiện dạy và học do dịch COVID-19. Chủ đề : Hà Nội, Học sinh, kết thúc ngày thi, đề thi vừa sức --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/vov1tintuc/support

The Nonprofit Show
Nonprofit's Questions!

The Nonprofit Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 30:21


Jack Alotto, CFRE, from Fundraising Academy, joins in on answering questions about; Board Service Overlaps | Looking Under the Hood of CFRE | Paying Board Members | Employement Contracts Yes or No.Watch this episode on video: https://vimeo.com/721546212This is a recent episode of The Nonprofit Show --the Nation's daily live streaming broadcast where the Nonprofit and Social Impact Community comes together. Each weekday the hosts and their guest experts cover current topics-- from money to management to missions. Thanks to our generous nonprofit sector supporters you will find over 300 special learning episodes focused exclusively on nonprofits and social impact. Nonprofit Technology and Apps topics: https://bit.ly/Nonprofit-Technology Nonprofit Fundraising and Development topics: https://bit.ly/Nonprofit-Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing and Communications topics: https://bit.ly/Nonprofit-Marketing-and-Comms Nonprofit Boards and Planning topics: https://bit.ly/Nonprofit-Boards Nonprofit Management and Staffing topics: https://bit.ly/Nonprofit-Management Connect to The Nonprofit Show: https://bit.ly/The-Nonprofit-Show Listen to us on your favorite podcast channel: https://bit.ly/NonprofitShow-Podcasts  The American Nonprofit Academy  https://bit.ly/AmericanNonprofitAcademy  provides our Nation's nonprofit social impact community collective News, Inspirations, and Training.If you lead or work for a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3), social impact or service organization, or are thinking of starting a nonprofit--, The Nonprofit Show is an excellent resource of current nonprofit information and operating strategies to make your social impact amazing. Each weekday there are new guest experts and thought leaders on the fast-paced 30-minute LIVE show—with topics ranging across nonprofit boards, foundations, grant funding, volunteer managers, donor relations, fundraising experts, NPO marketing, grant writers, philanthropy donors, nonprofit legal and tax professionals, CFRE info, nonprofit software and nonprofit apps providers, Nonprofit CRM programs, charity tax expertise, virtual galas, charity auctions, online nonprofit charity event programs, social impact strategic planning, fundraising and fund development, fiscal sponsorships, capital campaigns, community impact analysis, donation management, nonprofit jobs, nonprofit HR, nonprofit classes and training, global NGO organizations, as well as nonprofit sector Thought Leaders.#fundraising #nonprofit #socialimpact 

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VOV - Việt Nam và Thế giới

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