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Une des rivalités de la région Asie-Pacifique oppose l'Inde au Pakistan. En effet, en août 1947, les Britanniques quittent l'Inde et l'ex-colonie est divisée en deux Etats qui deviennent rapidement ennemis: l'Inde, d'une part et le Pakistan de l'autre. Trois quarts de siècle plus tard, Inde et Pakistan ne sont toujours pas d'accord sur le tracé de leurs frontières. Une situation d'autant plus explosive qu'ils disposent tous deux de l'arme nucléaire. Décryptage de cette situation avec le politologue Christophe Jaffrelot, interrogé par Etienne Duval. Photo: une femme pakistanaise du Cachemire au milieu des débris de sa maison, détruite par les tirs transfrontaliers effectués par des militaires indiens, dans la vallée de Neelum, située sur la ligne de contrôle au Cachemire pakistanais, lundi 23 décembre 2019. (© M.D. MUGHAL/AP photo/Keystone)
Im Interview: Die Bundesministerin für Bildung und Forschung, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, über Fehler in der Schulpolitik während der Pandemie und ihre Pläne im neuen Amt. Das Hohelied auf die Nonkonformisten der deutschen Parteienlandschaft. Unsere Börsenreporterinnen Anne Schwedt und Annette Weisbach berichten über der Zinswende bei der FED und die Jahresbilanz der Deutschen Bank 2021. “Öde Ode”: Die ARD verwendet den Helene Fischer Song “Jetzt oder Nie” als Olympia-Hymne für die TV-Berichterstattung der Winterspiele von Peking. Pakistan beruft erstmals eine Richterin an den Obersten Gerichtshof.
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In conversation with tonight's guest, Saad Khalid. What is he currently doing? What is Tera-Data? How do you manage data? Does he want to get married? What is Saad's life like? How was his trip to Thailand? Why is there financial pressure on men? Are Punjabi's privileged? Why can't we survive on a single income now? What was the concept behind French Revolution? How do you create a system without fascists? Is Pakistan an Authoritarian state? How were the first three years of the economic policy? How does he envision the Pakistan of 2050? Catch this and more in tonight's episode. Do not forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Connect with us: • https://www.instagram.com/thoughtbehindthings • https://www.instagram.com/muzamilhasan Saad's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-khalid-68a0a9112/?originalSubdomain=pk The Pakistan Pivot podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRrNSlf2cg&t=675s --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support
The Upreneur podcast has partnered up with SCORE, hosted by Jeremy Straub, to help bring engaging conversations with today's top leaders and business owners. In today's episode, we spoke with Kieran Bowers, President of Swire Properties Inc, to discuss how working with different cultures allowed him to be self-aware of the bias he may have, how adapting your manager style based on your employee's culture allows you to get the best out of your teams, and When joining a new department, he spends his time with the people to get a better understanding on what needs to happen going forward. It's not about making your mark, but creating sustainable plans.Kieran Bowers is President of Swire Properties Inc, a leading South Florida international developer of urban real estate and the U.S. operation of Hong-Kong based Swire Pacific Ltd. In the U.S., Mr. Bowers oversees Swire's most ambitious project to date, Brickell City Centre, the 4.9-million-square-foot mixed-use project that completed its first phase of construction in 2016.Bowers has worked in nine countries in 18 years for Swire, including Hong Kong, Japan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.Outside of business endeavors, Bowers also serves as the Vice Chairperson for Friends of The Underline, a 501C3 non-profit organization that is transforming the underutilized land below Miami's Metrorail into a 10-mile linear park, urban trail and canvas for artistic expression; and actively participates as a Board Member at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. He attends the advisory board for the ULI SE Florida & Caribbean; the University of Miami Master of Real Estate Development + Urbanism Program. Mr. Bowers graduated from Pembroke College, Oxford University with an honors degree in Oriental Studies with a concentration in Japanese. A Chartered Surveyor, he is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and holds a master's degree in surveying from the University of Reading, United Kingdom. Linkedinhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/kieran-bowers-b60544153Websitehttps://www.swireproperties.com/en/Thank you for listening, and don't forget to share, rate, and subscribe!If you enjoyed today's episode and want to stay up to date with new upcoming episodes, subscribe to our podcast. Please rate and comment on what your favorite moments from the podcast were, or who you would like for us to how on our show. If you found value from these podcasts, consider sharing this with your friend and family! Don't forget to Like, Subscribe and Rate our podcast!You can also follow us on our social media.Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/u_preneur/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/upreneurpodcast/Website:https://upreneur.com
After experiencing a radical spiritual encounter at the age of seventeen, Alan DiDio was born again; instantly transforming him from a dogmatic atheist to a passionate follower of Jesus. Taught in a Word-Based Church he learned early on how to stand in faith. Not long after giving his life to Christ, Pastor Alan went off to Bible College and continued serving with a national ministry for twelve years and working on staff for nearly seven. In that time, he gained experience in every possible area of ministry from running an international prayer center to traveling across the country spreading the Gospel. Since then, he's founded Encounter Christ Church in his home town and taken the Gospel to nations such as Pakistan, China, Israel, Haiti, and Guatemala. He also hosts the Encounter Underground Podcast and Encounter Today on YouTube which reaches tens of thousands of people around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor Alan has two children and considers family to be the most important ministry any believer is called to. For more information about Alan, please visit: www.encountertoday.com LISTEN NOW AT: Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-blacksmith-chronicles-podcast/id1485445641 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4OmhF96FBZ7wz6umnfiMnT Destiny Image: https://destinyimagepodcastnetwork.squarespace.com/#/the-blacksmith-chronicles/ Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/84241b46-96c3-4aed-a483-a003fd5ea74c/the-blacksmith-chronicles-podcast Ryan Johnson — www.ryanjohnson.us RJM YouTube Channel — https://bit.ly/34Vxbgl Ryan Johnson Ministries Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/officialryanjohnsonministries The Blacksmith Chronicles Podcast Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/RJMinistries Twitter — https://twitter.com/ryanbjohnson278 Instagram — ryanjohnsonministries EMAIL — firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the world's struggle for sanity? The tumultuous recent years have led many people to discover grounding and inner peace through spirituality. In today's episode, I am excited to be joined by Wajid Hassan. Wajid's background is incredibly unique, from being born in Pakistan, then moving to England, and finally settling down in America. Not only has Wajid lived a diverse life, but he also has mastered an impressive array of talents. Wajid has experience as a field service engineer, stand up comedian, voice over actor, and over 40 years of experience with the new-age perspective of metaphysics and spirituality. Wajid is a humanitarian, environmentalist, and author of the book, The Struggle for World Sanity! Reading Wajid's book opened my mind to new ways to think about spirituality, life beyond Earth, and the future for life - so much so that I read it twice. Wajid is a fantastic teacher and I know you will be in awe of the insights he shares throughout this conversation. In this episode, Wajid and I dive deep into many of the topics that he includes in his book, The Struggle for World Sanity! Wajid shares the details of his varied background, how he came to follow his spiritual master, what he believes about life outside of Earth, and what the future holds. If you've been searching for a spiritual grounding, this conversation with Wajid will be exactly what you're looking for. Tune in to Episode 93 of Uncover Your Magic and learn from Wajid about how he is sharing spirituality for the world's sanity! In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Wajid's unique background (6:33)Why Wajid was drawn to his spiritual master (13:19)What Wajid believes about life outside of Earth (19:05)How Wajid views his life (45:33)What Wajid believes the future holds (53:18)Resources Mentioned 12 Blessings WebsiteConnect with Wajid Book - The Struggle for World Sanity!WebsiteLet's Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagram See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We feng shui our sleeping bag this week with the wonderful actor, director, and podcaster Joe Towne! From a kiss on Providence to being the most positive person nominated for the Best Actor in a Negative Role award, working on everything from Alvin and the Chipmunks to The Omen, Joe has done it all. We talk with him about launching The Better Podcast and his company Performer's Mindset, what you should know before drinking coffee in Pakistan, manifesting what you really want, growing up in a commune and so much more.
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In conversation with tonight's guest, Yasir Abbas. What was his journey like? How did he get to know of Bahria University while in Gilgit? How did he deal with the cultural difference? How did the third semester change his life? Where did he do his first internship? Where did he start working after graduation? What is the youth parliament? Was he working anywhere along with the youth parliament? When did he join the ministry of planning and what was it like? What was it like to go from Islamabad to the UK? What happened when he came back to Pakistan in 2020? What is it like being the Coordinator of Gilgit Pakistan? Is Gilgit Baltistan a province now? Do flights disrupt because of the weather or the airport infrastructure? Beyond tourism how does he see the economy of the region? Will the region be open throughout the year in the future? Why don't they have proper access to the internet? How does he envision the Pakistan of 2050? Catch this and much more in tonight's episode. Do not forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Connect with us: • https://www.instagram.com/thoughtbehindthings • https://www.instagram.com/muzamilhasan Yasir's Twitter: https://twitter.com/miryasirabbas The Pakistan Pivot podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRrNSlf2cg&t=675s --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support
Major US airlines warn the government that an upcoming 5G rollout could lead to disaster. A medical school in Pakistan is under fire after a string of mysterious deaths are ruled suicides. Crows have taken over Sunnyvale, California -- and, after trying every reasonable dispersal strategy, the increasingly desperate city authorities are turning to lasers. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
“We are afraid of the pain of healing because there is something comforting about living in the now, in the conflict, in our own assumptions about others. We are in uncharted territory and that's frightening.” Abdul-Rehman Malik is an award-winning journalist, educator, cultural organizer — and a great storyteller you'll just want to sit back and listen to all day. His work at the intersection of faith and social change has spanned the globe — across the US, Canada, UK, Pakistan, Indonesia, Sudan, Mali, Malaysia and more. Abdul-Rehman, a BBC-radio veteran, hosts the popular podcast “This Being Human” - featuring Muslim voices, stories, and experiences, AND is currently a Lecturer at the Yale Divinity School as well as director of the Muslim Leadership Lab at Yale's Dwight Hall Center of Social Justice. In this must-listen-to conversation about heritage, compassion, pain, and forgiveness - we go deep on the state of the world as it's always been, and how we must face it for what it is today. It's a conversation that will leave you wanting more, for which you're in luck, because Abdul-Rehman also has an amazing podcast that creates greater empathy and understanding through conversation. Sound familiar? (PS - his is way better) LEARN MORE PODCAST: “This Being Human” agakhanmuseum.org/programs/thisbeinghuman/ SOCIAL: twitter.com/armalik YALE: divinity.yale.edu/faculty-and-research/yds-faculty/abdul-rehman-malik MENTIONS India / Pakistan Partition (1947): wikipedia.org/wiki/Partition_of_India Salman Rushdie fatwa (controversy): wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Satanic_Verses_controversy PERSON: Fuad Nahdi (Muslim journalist): buzzfeednews.com/article/rosiegray/coronavirus-victim-fuad-nahdi-uk-muslim-activist PERSON: Augusto Boal: wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Boal PERSON: James Baldwin (author): wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin PERSON: Madonna (singer): wikipedia.org/wiki/Madonna FILM: Dead Poets Society (1989): imdb.com/title/tt0097165 PERSON: Mahershala Ali (actor): imdb.com/name/nm0991810 PERSON: Ahmad Jamal (jazz great): wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmad_Jamal
Malik Faisal Akram's greatest regret was not being a 9/11 terrorist, so he created his own dramatic attack on American soil to become a famous martyr. On Saturday,January 15, 2022, he went to Beth Israel Synagogue inColleyville, Texas and took the Rabbi and three congregants hostage for over 10 hours. During this time he kept gleefully repeating how he was going to die - not feeling sorry for himself, because he was that much closer to Paradise. He ranted on the Sabbath service livestream and then on a telephone call to his brother in England. You will hear this call - the raw voice of a terrorist trying to explain to his family why he came to America and took hostages and why he won't surrender. We will examine his life, his parents' roots in Pakistan before they settled in Blackburn, England, his numerous crimes, his having been referred to the Prevent program because of his anti-American and radical Islamist ideas, and being under investigation by MI5. His family has said that he suffered from mental illness, which is undoubtedly true, but it only made him more radical. We will look at the years before he came here, when his mental state deteriorated after his divorce, loss of his home and job. The final straw seems to have been his younger brother's death from Covid19 when Faisal promised him he would become a martyr. His quest was to get the release of Aafia Siddiqui, aka Lady Al Qaeda, a Pakistani terrorist imprisoned in Texas, near Beth Israel. His fantasy was for them both to be shot, in a kind of Romeo and Juliet scenario outside the synagogue. In the end, the hostages escaped and he died alone, but not without reaching his dream. The Blackburn Muslim Community posted a statement on their Facebook page asking for Allah to “bless him with the highest ranks of Paradise."
Uzair talks to Ovais Zuberi, founder of Shazday Foods, about Pakistan's agriculture sector, why it is in a state of perpetual crisis, and how we can learn from the rich agricultural history of this region to reform the sector. The conversation also touches on important market access and development reforms that are needed, including farm-to-market infrastructure in the country.
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In conversation with tonight's guest, Taimur Rashid. How did he get into the Tech industry? What is project management? Why did he move to Microsoft? What was his role at Microsoft? When and why did he switch to Redis? What does Redis do? When did he start investing and advising? How did he know how much to invest? What is “SAFE note”? Why is he in Pakistan? How does he see the Pakistani market right now? How should Pakistan build talent? How can we support the creation of talent in Pakistan? Over the next decade will we be seeing a rise in remote jobs? How does he envision the Pakistan of 2050? Catch this and more in tonight's episode. Do not forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Connect with us: • https://www.instagram.com/thoughtbehindthings • https://www.instagram.com/muzamilhasan Taimur's Twitter: https://twitter.com/taimurrashid Taimur's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taimurrashid/ The Pakistan Pivot podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRrNSlf2cg&t=675s --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support
On November 26, 2008, ten Pakistan-based terrorists simultaneously attacked and sieged multiple sites across the megacity of Mumbai, India. The world watched in horror as the attacks terrified the city for almost three days. Often referred to as India’s 9/11, the attacks were planned and orchestrated seemingly with the precision of a military special forces unit. In this episode, host John Spencer presents a short lecture on the attacks, describing some of the features of the megacity of Mumbai and detail the planning and execution of the attacks, before highlighting the urban warfare lessons that can be extracted from the event. The lecture was recorded during a presentation to the NATO Science and Technology Office's "Basics of Complex Modern Urban Functions and Characteristics" course.
Shop https://www.mikeritlandco.com for Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel & more! Hollie McKay is a foreign policy expert and war crimes investigator. She was an investigative and international affairs/war journalist for Fox News Digital for over fourteen years where she focused on warfare, terrorism, and crimes against humanity. Hollie also saw an unfathomably important part of US History: America hastily withdrawing troops out of Afghanistan. Hollie McKay went behind the enemy lines, to live amongst them, and see the culture and changes that came as the Taliban rapidly took over the country. Hollie talks me through daily life there, the unstable infrastructure, blown up roads, no water, and many more hardships, but she also brings up some interesting points that the US Media has greatly exaggerated. Hollie has worked on the frontlines of several major war zones and covered humanitarian and diplomatic crises in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other areas. I hope you enjoy this episode of Mike Drop! Sponsored by @jockofuel and @teamdog.pet. ---------- Table of Timestamps: 0:00 - Intro 2:40 - Adjustment back from Afghanistan 5:43 - Are there Americans in Afghanistan? 11:20 - How is the Infrastructure? 18:33 - Why did the US condone Afghan Corruption? 23:07 - Do we view the Taliban as a legitimate government? 25:30 - What are the next steps in Afghanistan? 31:31 - Afghan Banking 43:33 - Getting Into Afghanistan and the fall of the Government 57:48 - The emotional contrast in the veteran community 1:07:35 - Covid in Afghanistan 1:13:56 - Is their contraband in Afghanistan 1:33:01 - Afghan Airports 1:48:41 - What made you say ‘It's time to go!'? 1:59:50 - Chinese involvement/Mining 2:03:42 - What would President McKay do? 2:08:42 - What misconceptions does the American Society have? 2:14:52 - Was the war worth it? 2:24:28 - Outro ---------- Support Hollie McKay Website: http://HollieSMcKay.substack.com Website: http://holliemckay.com/ Instagram: @HollieSMcKay Twitter: @HollieSMcKay ---------- Support Mike Drop on Patreon: www.patreon.com/mikedrop --- Support our sponsors: Origin Labs | www.originmaine.com/origin-labs | @ORIGIN USA Fueled by TeamDog | www.mikeritlandco.com | @Teamdog.pet --- ALL THINGS MIKE RITLAND: SHOP for Fueled By Team Dog Performance Dog Food, Treats, Apparel, Accessories, and Protection dogs - MikeRitlandCo.com Team Dog Online dog training - TeamDog.pet Support Mike Drop on Patreon - Patreon.com/mikedrop
On today's episode, NLW looks at the latest from governments and crypto, including: India's prime minister calling for global cooperation to “fight” crypto Pakistan's security agency blocking crypto sites The U.K., Singapore and Spain introducing new rules around crypto advertising Enjoying this content? SUBSCRIBE to the Podcast Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1438693620?at=1000lSDb Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/538vuul1PuorUDwgkC8JWF?si=ddSvD-HST2e_E7wgxcjtfQ Google: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9ubHdjcnlwdG8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M= Join the discussion: https://discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8 Follow on Twitter: NLW: https://twitter.com/nlw Breakdown: https://twitter.com/BreakdownNLW - Nexo is a powerful, all-in-one crypto platform where you can securely store your crypto. Invest, borrow, exchange and earn up to 17% APR on Bitcoin and 20+ other top coins. Insured for $375M. Audited in real-time by Armanino. Rated excellent on Trustpilot. Get started today at nexo.io. - Abra is proud to sponsor The Breakdown. Join 1M+ users and Conquer Crypto with Abra, a simple and secure app where you can trade 110+ cryptocurrencies, get 0% interest loans using crypto as collateral, and earn interest with up to 14% APY on stablecoins and 8.15% APY on Bitcoin. Visit Abra.com to get started. - FTX US is the safe, regulated way to buy Bitcoin, ETH, SOL and other digital assets. Trade crypto with up to 85% lower fees than top competitors and trade ETH and SOL NFTs with no gas fees and subsidized gas on withdrawals. Sign up at FTX.US today. - “The Breakdown” is written, produced by and features Nathaniel Whittemore aka NLW, with editing by Rob Mitchell, research by Scott Hill and additional production support by Eleanor Pahl. Adam B. Levine is our executive producer and our theme music is “Countdown” by Neon Beach. The music you heard today behind our sponsor is “Time” by OBOY. Image credit: Oleksii Liskonih/iStock/Getty Images Plus, modified by CoinDesk. Join the discussion at discord.gg/VrKRrfKCz8.
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In conversation with tonight's guest, Kanwal Masroor. What was his journey like? How did he get good at design? Are their clients only in Pakistan? Why did he continue working in Pakistan? Do they directly communicate with the client? What is “CxO Global Forum”? What is their plan? What is the solution for the “Talent problem”? Why is the government unable to understand the problems of the IT sector? How to empower entrepreneurs? What mechanism do we need? What is the scope of STZA in Pakistan? Who is preparing the talent that Pakistan needs? Where is the IT industry going to be a few years from now? How does he envision Pakistan in 2050? Catch this and a lot more in tonight's episode. Do not forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Connect with us: • https://www.instagram.com/thoughtbehindthings • https://www.instagram.com/muzamilhasan Kanwal's Twitter: https://twitter.com/kanwalmasroorb CxO Global Forum's Website: https://cxoforum.global/ The Pakistan Pivot podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRrNSlf2cg&t=675s --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support
Uzma Jafri grew up in Houston, the daughter of Muslim immigrants from Pakistan and India. Coming from a traditional Muslim family and being unapologetically Muslim, while still identifying with American culture, made Uzma hyperaware of the dangers that arise when people conflate culture and religion. Today, Uzma is a physician running her own practice in Phoenix, medical director of an assisted living and hospice agency, and clinical faculty to future physicians. Uzma's most important full-time job is that of mom to her 4 kids. Zaiba Hasan is an American Muslim who grew up biracial and bicultural. Born and raised in Chicago, Zaiba's Irish/Pakistani heritage and interfaith upbringing gave her a head start on navigating between identities. She is frequently invited to speak at interfaith events since her background makes her a natural at bridging gaps between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States. When she isn't busy with podcasting, public speaking, fostering an interfaith community, or working on her Master's Degree & Parent Coaching Certification, Zaiba can be found with her husband and their four children at one of their sporting events. I am so honored to have Uzma and Zaiba on the show, as this is a critically important conversation for those who want to be true allies to our Muslim friends, neighbors, and community members. Listen in to hear Uzma and Zaiba share: The story of how two Muslim friends who hadn't seen each other in 20 years decided to launch a podcast together How Zaiba's son being stopped at an airport as a 14-year old Muslim boy inspired their show, Mommying While Muslim How creating a community and resource for Muslim moms ended up attracting a lot of white moms and evangelical men and the value of creating a space where listeners feel like they can be a fly on the wall with two Muslim moms The significance of being in the last pre 911 generation of Muslims in America The racial and religious profiling that happened and continues to happen post 911 How we expand our capacity to connect as humans when we listen in to the stories of people who are unlike us Links mentioned: Join Momentum Mamas: shamelessmom.com/momentum Subscribe to the Podcast: Mommying While Muslim Learn more about Uzma and Zaiba: mommyingwhilemuslim.com Reach out to Uzma and Zaiba: email@example.com Uzma and Zaiba on IG
This past fall, the United Nations Human Rights Council declared a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment to be a human right. (The US does not currently have a seat on the Council, and China, India, Japan and the Russian Federation all abstained from the vote.) Moreover, through a second Council resolution, the post of Special Rapporteur was created to promote human rights in the context of climate change. While hailed as groundbreaking by numerous environmental advocates, what concrete results can we expect from these resolutions? With the world running out of time to curb the effects of extreme climate change, can the United Nations' assertion of humanity's right to a healthy environment and stable climate push the world's nations to take serious action?In this interview, TRNN contributor David Kattenburg examines these UN resolutions and what they do and don't mean for humanity's fight against climate catastrophe with Todd Howland and Saher Rashid Baig. Todd Howland, who helped draft the two UN resolutions, is chief of the Development, Economic and Social Issues Branch of the United Nations' Human Rights Office. Saher Rashid Baig is a youth, environmental, and human rights advocate based in Karachi, Pakistan, who is engaged with the Climate Change Virtual Conference of Youth and with YOUNGO, a global network of young activists seeking to empower youth voices in shaping global climate policies.Read the transcript of this interview: https://therealnews.com/un-declares-healthy-environment-a-human-right-now-whatPre-Production: David KattenburgStudio/Post Production: Cameron GranadinoHelp us continue producing radically independent news and in-depth analysis by following us and becoming a monthly sustainer: Donate: https://therealnews.com/donate-podSign up for our newsletter: https://therealnews.com/newsletter-podLike us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/therealnewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/therealnews
HEALTH NEWS Walking for 150 minutes per week associated with improved wellbeing in over-50 Trinity College Dublin, January 17, 2022 New research using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin shows that being physically active, for example by walking for at least 150 minutes per week, is associated with more social participation and better mental health and wellbeing. The findings show that: Two-thirds of the Irish population aged 50 years and older report low or moderate levels of physical activity while only one-third report high levels of activity, based on the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Middle-aged and older Irish adults with high levels of physical activity report greater participation in social activities, less anxiety, better quality of life, and less loneliness compared to those with low physical activity levels. Middle-aged and older adults with low levels of physical activity are over twice as likely to have clinically relevant depressive symptoms as those with high levels of physical activity (14% versus 6%). Interventions should specifically target women, older adults, those in employment, those who are not engaged in non-church related social activities and those living in built-up areas such as apartments. Study finds hydroxychloroquine delays disability for least treatable form of multiple sclerosis University of Calgary (Canada), January 17, 2022 A University of Calgary study has found promising results for the generic drug hydroxychloroquine when used to treat the evolution of disability of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the least treatable form of the autoimmune disease. Cumming School of Medicine research teams found hydroxychloroquine helped to slow the worsening of disability during the 18-month study involving participants at the MS clinic in Calgary. The research was published in Annals of Neurology. The experimental study, known as a single-arm phase II futility trial, followed 35 people between November 2016 and June 2021. Researchers expected to see at least 40 percent, or 14 participants, experience a significant worsening of their walking function, but at the end of the trial only eight participants had worsened. Hydroxychloroquine was generally well-tolerated. Tree nut consumption is associated with better diet Louisiana State University, January 16, 2022 A new study, published this week in the open access journal Nutrients, compares the nutrient adequacy and diet quality of those who consume tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), and non-tree nut consumers in a nationally representative population. Tree nut consumption was associated with better nutrient adequacy for most nutrients that are lacking in the diets of many Americans, and with better diet quality. Researchers looked at 14,386 adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). The data showed that, compared to non-consumers, tree nut consumers had a lower percentage of the population consuming usual intakes of nutrients below the recommended levels of vitamins A, E and C; folate; calcium; iron; magnesium; and zinc. Tree nut consumers had a higher percentage of the population over the recommendation for adequate intake for dietary fiber and potassium Protein isolated from baker's yeast shows potential against leukemia cells University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), January 16, 2022 An enzyme identified in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as brewer's or baker's yeast, has passed in vitro trials, demonstrating its capacity to kill acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. "In this study, we characterize the enzyme L-asparaginase from S. cerevisiae. The results show this protein can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells with low cytotoxicity to healthy cells," said Gisele Monteiro, a professor at FCF-USP and the principal investigator for the published study. Production of the enzyme asparagine synthetase is deficient in ALL and several other types of cancer cells, which are therefore unable to synthesize the amino acid asparagine. "This type of cell depends on extracellular sources of asparagine, an essential amino acid for the synthesis of proteins and hence of DNA and RNA. So it's required for cell division," Monteiro said. "The enzyme asparaginase depletes this amino acid in the extracellular medium, converting it into aspartate and ammonia. In patients with ALL, this leads to a sharp fall in serum levels of asparagine, hindering protein synthesis in malignant cells and inducing apoptosis, or programmed cell death." The bacterial enzyme killed about 90 percent of the MOLT4 human leukemia cells and displayed low toxicity to the healthy HUVEC cells, killing only 10 percent. "The yeast enzyme killed between 70 percent and 80 percent of the MOLT4 cells and displayed less than 10 percent toxicity for HUVEC cells. Neither was significantly effective against REH cells." Pakistan says trial of Chinese traditional medicine for Covid-19 successful International Center for Chemical and Biological Science (Pakistan), January 17, 2022 Local health authorities on Monday announced the completion of a successful clinical trial of Chinese traditional herbal medicine for treating Covid-19, as Pakistan enters a fifth wave of the pandemic driven by the Omicron variant. The Chinese medicine, Jinhua Qinggan Granules (JHQG) manufactured by Juxiechang (Beijing) Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, is already being used in the treatment of Covid-19 patients in China. “Since it was tried on patients with different variants of Covid-19, we expect it to be effective on Omicron as on other variants,” Professor Iqbal Chaudhry, director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS) in Karachi, where trials were conducted The trials were conducted on 300 patients who were treated at home, and would work on mild to moderate Covid-19 cases, Dr Raza Shah, principal investigator in the trials, told reporters, adding that the efficacy rate was around 82.67 per cent. Berry compounds' heart health benefits linked to impact on platelets Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), January 14, 2022 The new study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism , deepens our understanding of the heart health benefits of anthocyanins, pigments found in many fruit like black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and blackcurrants. Chinese scientists report that 320 mg per day of purified anthocyanins, equivalent to about 100 g of fresh blueberries and blackcurrants, for 24 weeks were associated with significant reductions in platelet chemokine levels, which correlated to lower levels of inflammatory markers in people with elevated cholesterol levels. “Platelet chemokines are involved in inflammatory reactions, immune responses, and other aspects of the development of atherosclerosis,” explained researchers from Sun Yat-sen University. “These findings indicate a potential mechanism by which anthocyanins exert protective effects on the cardiovascular system, achieved through the comprehensive regulation of platelet chemokines, lipid metabolism and inflammation, in which platelet chemokines may play pivotal roles.” OTHER NEWS Time to Boycott - Companies Discriminating Against Their Unvaccinated Employees The Naked Emperor, January 17, 2022 Suddenly, employment and discrimination laws don't exist. Here is an ever-growing list of companies that are discriminating against their employees. They need boycotting until they change their policies. · Finance o Citigroup - Employees to lose their jobs by the end of the month if unvaccinated; o Goldman Sachs - Told employees they will require a booster to work in the office from 1 February; o JPMorgan Chase - Won't pay unvaccinated employees because they aren't allowed to go to the office; o OneAmerica - Requiring vaccines for all employees; Healthcare o National Health Service - Staff with direct contact with patients must have had a 1st dose by 3 February or risk losing their job at the end of March; o Mayo Clinic - Has fired 700 unvaccinated employees; Retail o Columbia Sportswear - Will begin firing unvaccinated employees from 1 Feb; o Ikea - Has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate; o Kroger - Eliminated paid leave for unvaccinated employees who get COVID-19 and require them to pay monthly health insurance surcharges; o Next - Sick pay cut for unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate; o Nike - If employees remain unvaccinated by 15 January they will be fired; o Morrisons - Cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff in October 2021; o Ocado - Unvaccinated isolating staff to have sick pay cut; o Tyson Foods - Require COVID-19 vaccinations for its U.S workforce and providing $200 to full vaccinated frontline team members; o Vans, Supreme, Timberland & The North Face (Parent company = VF Corporation) - will start firing unvaccinated employees by 31 January without severance; Services o Wessex Water - To cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who need to self-isolate; Tech o Apple - Starting 24 January, employees will need proof of booster. Unvaccinated will need negative tests to go to work; o Google - Tells unvaccinated employees they'll lose pay and will eventually be fired; o Intel - Employees to go on unpaid leave if unvaccinated by 4 January; The Age of Intolerance: Cancel Culture's War on Free Speech John and Nisha Whitehead, January 11, 2022 Cancel culture—political correctness amped up on steroids, the self-righteousness of a narcissistic age, and a mass-marketed pseudo-morality that is little more than fascism disguised as tolerance—has shifted us into an Age of Intolerance, policed by techno-censors, social media bullies, and government watchdogs. Everything is now fair game for censorship if it can be construed as hateful, hurtful, bigoted or offensive provided that it runs counter to the established viewpoint. In this way, the most controversial issues of our day—race, religion, sex, sexuality, politics, science, health, government corruption, police brutality, etc.—have become battlegrounds for those who claim to believe in freedom of speech but only when it favors the views and positions they support. This tendency to censor, silence, delete, label as “hateful,” and demonize viewpoints that run counter to the cultural elite is being embraced with a near-fanatical zealotry by a cult-like establishment that values conformity and group-think over individuality. This authoritarian intolerance masquerading as tolerance, civility and love (what comedian George Carlin referred to as “fascism pretending to be manners”) is the end result of a politically correct culture that has become radicalized, institutionalized and tyrannical. J.K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series, has found herself denounced as transphobic and widely shunned for daring to criticize efforts by transgender activists to erode the legal definition of sex and replace it with gender. Rowling's essay explaining her views is a powerful, articulate, well-researched piece that not only stresses the importance of free speech and women's rights while denouncing efforts by trans activists to demonize those who subscribe to “wrongthink,” but also recognizes that while the struggle over gender dysmorphia is real, concerns about safeguarding natal women and girls from abuse are also legitimate. Ironically enough, Rowling's shunning included literal book burning. Yet as Ray Bradbury once warned, “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” Indeed, the First Amendment is going up in flames before our eyes, but those first sparks were lit long ago and have been fed by intolerance all along the political spectrum. Consider some of the kinds of speech being targeted for censorship or outright elimination. Offensive, politically incorrect and “unsafe” speech: Bullying, intimidating speech: Dangerous, anti-government speech: The problem as I see it is that we've allowed ourselves to be persuaded that we need someone else to think and speak for us. And we've bought into the idea that we need the government and its corporate partners to shield us from that which is ugly or upsetting or mean. The result is a society in which we've stopped debating among ourselves, stopped thinking for ourselves, and stopped believing that we can fix our own problems and resolve our own differences. In short, we have reduced ourselves to a largely silent, passive, polarized populace incapable of working through our own problems and reliant on the government to protect us from our fears. We have allowed our fears—fear for our safety, fear of each other, fear of being labeled racist or hateful or prejudiced, etc.—to trump our freedom of speech and muzzle us far more effectively than any government edict could. Ultimately the war on free speech—and that's exactly what it is: a war being waged by Americans against other Americans—is a war that is driven by fear. By muzzling free speech, we are contributing to a growing underclass of Americans who are being told that they can't take part in American public life unless they “fit in.” Be warned: whatever we tolerate now—whatever we turn a blind eye to—whatever we rationalize when it is inflicted on others will eventually come back to imprison us, one and all. Spain police officers in Valencia: "We are with the people, not with corrupt politicians. We are in contact with Portugal, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands to unite all the police in Europe. Down with the health passport." There Is Currently No COVID Medical Emergency Only Psychological Engineering Says Senior Israeli Immunologist GREAT GAME INDIA, January 16, 2022 The attempts of governments across the globe at “psychological engineering” the population on Covid related matters has now been fully exposed after several years. A well respected immunologist in Israel heavily criticized the approach of every administration globally. In a scathing letter addressed to the Israeli Ministry of Health, a renowned immunologist denounced mass vaccination against COVID-19 and chastised officials who've already “branded” the unvaccinated “as spreaders of the disease.” The letter, penned by Professor Ehud Qimron, who is the head of Tel Aviv University's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, rips off vaccine-focused COVID tactics endorsed by authorities across the globe, which Qimron labels “doomed to fail.” “Two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus cannot be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail,” he wrote to the Israeli health ministry. “You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years, but in retrospect it is clear that you have failed miserably in almost all of your actions, and even the media is already having a hard time covering your shame.” Qimron reprimanded Israeli authorities for failing to recognize that COVID-19 vaccines will neither eliminate the virus or provide herd immunity, as the government's immunization campaign “failed” to do. “You refused to admit that the infection comes in waves that fade by themselves, despite years of observations and scientific knowledge,” he said. “You refused to admit that recovery is more protective than a vaccine, despite previous knowledge and observations showing that non-recovered vaccinated people are more likely to be infected than recovered people.” “You refused to admit that the vaccinated are contagious despite the observations. Based on this, you hoped to achieve herd immunity by vaccination — and you failed in that as well.” According to research, immunizations essentially inflict more harm than that of the virus on its own in younger demographics. According to a study released last month by British researchers, the jabs dramatically raise the chance of potentially life-threatening heart inflammation in males under 40 years old compared to COVID-19 and may lead in more lethal types of the heart ailment. “You have ignored many reports of changes in menstrual intensity and menstrual cycle times,” Qimron noted in his letter to the health ministry. “You hid data that allows for objective and proper research. Instead, you chose to publish non-objective articles together with senior Pfizer executives on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.” “The truth is that you have brought the public's trust in you to an unprecedented low, and you have eroded your status as a source of authority,” he alleged, citing increased incidences of mental illness and misbehavior among Israeli pupils amid COVID regulations. “You have destroyed the education of our children and their future,” said Qimron. “You made children feel guilty, scared, smoke, drink, get addicted, drop out, and quarrel, as school principals around the country attest. You have harmed livelihoods, the economy, human rights, mental health and physical health.” You slandered colleagues who did not surrender to you, you turned the people against each other, divided society and polarized the discourse. You branded, without any scientific basis, people who chose not to get vaccinated as enemies of the public and as spreaders of disease. You promote, in an unprecedented way, a draconian policy of discrimination, denial of rights and selection of people, including children, for their medical choice. A selection that lacks any epidemiological justification. “There is currently no medical emergency,” the immunologist continued. “The only emergency now is that you still set policies and hold huge budgets for propaganda and psychological engineering instead of directing them to strengthen the health care system.” “This emergency must stop!” Serious Health Risks of Covid-19 Vaccines: Open Letter to Cornell University Board of Trustees and President Martha Pollack Cornell University Community, January 12, 2022 Dear President Pollack and Cornell Board of Trustees, We are students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff of Cornell University. We are grateful for Cornell's efforts at keeping students and the Ithaca community safe during this pandemic. As concerned members of the global Big Red family, we write this open letter to express our strong opposition to Cornell's Covid-19 booster mandate. In light of new data available about both the vaccine and the virus, we urge you to change the “mandate” to a “recommendation” based on the factors outlined below. We appreciate that the booster mandate and new procedures for the spring term stem from the good intention to prevent severe illness. But as with any public health policy, many factors — scientific, ethical, and legal — must be considered and weighed. We are concerned that Cornell, in issuing this booster mandate, has overlooked recent and evolving scientific data regarding the vaccine and the virus that makes a booster mandate inappropriate and unnecessary, raising serious ethical and legal questions. In December 2021, Cornell identified over 1,600 Covid-19 positive cases with “every case of the Omicron variant to date [being] found in fully vaccinated students, a portion of whom had also received a booster shot.” Cornell's own data highlights that vaccination, even with the booster, has very limited capability in stopping virus transmission. A similar conclusion has been reached by CDC's research: vaccinated people seem to transmit Covid-19 similarly to unvaccinated people. The virus will continue to be transmitted among our highly vaccinated campuses. In a recent campus-wide email, Cornell explicitly acknowledged the impossibility of containing or eliminating Omicron, the flu, or other respiratory illnesses, which is why it will “shift from counting positive cases.” As so many students test positive, they are, in essence, receiving a natural booster based on the very latest variants of the virus. And yet, Cornell is ignoring the natural immunity in these students and mandating a booster injection based on older variants, which Cornell knows is ineffective at stopping the spread of Covid-19 in the Cornell community. This decision is counter to science and seems like it was made less to promote students' health and more to achieve some other unstated goal of the administration. Otherwise, why require a booster injection that is ineffective, and potentially dangerous, for students who are naturally contracting and fighting off a virus that many scientists believe is becoming more endemic than pandemic? Mounting evidence points to serious risks from exposure to the Covid-19 vaccines. The latest scientific research shows that Covid-19 vaccine side effects such as myocarditis, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, and pericarditis are more common in young people than we think (see references 1-5 listed below). Recently, an Oxford-conducted study of men under the age of 40 demonstrated that the risk of myocarditis after one dose mRNA exceeds the risk of myocarditis from an actual Covid-19 infection. Even more alarmingly, the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) indicates that there were over 15,000 Covid-19 vaccine related death cases in 2021, compared with the previous average of 158 vaccine related deaths per year (Pre-Covid-19), in the context of a yearly total of 280 million injections and 70 different vaccines. This data shows that, compared to other vaccines, Covid-19 injections carry around 100 times the risk of death. Considering new data on the virus and the vaccine, the university may very well cause disability or death by imposing further vaccine requirements, and it will have to bear the responsibility. Please do the right thing, and end this unnecessary and unethical mandate. EU Regulators, WHO Call for End to COVID Boosters, Citing Evidence Strategy Is Failing EU drug regulators, World Health Organization experts and the former chairman of the UK's COVID task force all cited mounting evidence mRNA COVID boosters aren't working and the strategy should be dropped. Childrens Health Defense, January 12, 2022 European Union drug regulators warned frequent COVID boosters could adversely affect the immune system and said there are currently no data to support repeated doses. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), continued booster doses every four months could pose a risk of overloading people's immune systems and lead to fatigue. Instead, the agency recommended countries space out the intervals between boosters and coordinate their programs with the onset of the cold season in each hemisphere — following blueprints of influenza vaccination strategies. Boosters “can be done once, or maybe twice, but it's not something that we can think should be repeated constantly,” Cavaleri said. “We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting.” The World Health Organization's (WHO) Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC) on Jan. 11 warned, “a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.” The expert group, created by the WHO to assess the performance of COVID vaccines, said providing fresh doses of already existing vaccines as new strains of the virus emerge is not the best way to fight a pandemic. “It's over, people,” Alex Berenson, former New York Times reporter and best-selling author, wrote. “Aside from a few unlucky Israelis, no one is going to receive a fourth dose of the original vaccine.” Berenson wrote: “Everyone with eyes can see it doesn't work against Omicron — and if you haven't gotten a third dose, at this point, why would you? You are getting at most weeks of marginally improved protection for potentially severe side effects. “Instead the WHO is now promising/demanding vaccines based on whatever the dominant Sars-Cov-2 strain is at the moment. That promise is as empty as all the others the health bureaucrats and vaccine companies have made.” 60% Of Omicron Hospitalization Numbers Were Incorrect Admits Canada's Chief Medical Officer GREAT GAME INDIA. January 17, 2022 Shocking statistics regarding Canada's Omicron hospitalizations being incorrect has come to light recently. The Premier of Alberta has claimed a staggering 60% disparity between the actual figures. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta Chief Medical Officer Deena Hinshaw both confirmed that public figures for ICU capacity and COVID admissions were up to 60% incorrect. “Of the 163 omicron patients in hospital, 66 have a primary COVID diagnosis … and of the 14 omicron patients in ICU, 11 have a primary COVID diagnosis,” he stated. As per Kenney, this indicates that 60% of individuals labelled as staying in the hospital for an omicron ailment weren't there because they arrived sick with COVID, and also that the ICU statistics reflect the same rationale, with more than 20% of recorded stays being unintentional. This is consistent with developments found throughout Canada, as provincial medical authorities have shifted their focus and begun to release increasingly specific data on hospitalizations.
Den Markennamen Basmati-Reis beanspruchen sowohl indische als auch pakistanische Reisproduzenten für sich. Eine Art “Handelskrieg”, denn mit dem Exporttitel können sie ihre Produkte teurer verkaufen. So etwas passiert auch in Europa.
Change is hard. Handing off the baton of an organization is even harder. Are you in a season of transition? When do you know it's time to release something and pursue another calling? Maybe you are a senior leader who is considering whether or not it's the right time to begin succession planning. Maybe you are the next president or CEO of an organization and you are carefully striving to honor the past while innovating for the future. Regardless, this episode with co-founder of Trueface Ministries, Dr. Bruce McNicol, and current President/CEO, Robby Angle, is one you don't want to miss. They talk about principles for healthy transitions and how to manage change well. Bruce shares how he planned for his succession and he highlights the role of providential help along the way. Robby describes Bruce's role and his humility throughout the succession and the importance of communication and patience in this process. Robby is the President and CEO of Trueface. He lives in Dawsonville Georgia with his wife Emily and their 8 children. Prior to serving at Trueface, Robby served for over 7 years as Director of Adult Ministry Environments and Director of Men's Groups at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia founded by Andy Stanley. Prior to joining North Point, Robby and his wife, Emily, both worked in professional counseling and aid work, where they served with Samaritan's Purse in Pakistan and Myanmar overseeing international disaster response teams. Robby and Emily received a Masters in Community Counseling from Appalachian State University. Angle also holds a business degree from the University of Florida, and a Certificate in Bible/Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Bruce McNicol is the Co-Founder (with Bill Thrall) and President Emeritus of Trueface. God has used Bruce's teaching wisdom, global vision, and business skills to help Trueface offer break-through experiences of grace for many thousands around the world. With degrees in finance law, theology, leadership and organizational development, Bruce's gifting to write to diverse readers and leaders has proved true in the best-sellers he has co-authored: The Cure, The Ascent of a Leader, Bo's Café, Behind The Mask, The Kingdom Life, and High Trust Cultures. Having lived in Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Phoenix, Bruce has gained a variety of interests through the years, including international cultural trends and needs, music, hiking, reading, comedy, and sports. His constant interest is his wife Janet, who is a home-maker, nurse, and mentor, as well as their three adult children and their growing families. Learn more about trueface.org and all their incredible resources. Jeff and Terra and their professional team of executive coaches and organizational development experts are here to help you in any season of transition in your leadership. Learn more at www.livingwholearted.com
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In conversation with tonight's guest, Omair Ansari. What made him come into this field? What was his journey like? Why did he choose political science? What was his first job? How did they handle the financial crisis? How did he end up at his next job? Why did he leave that job? What is the difference between Frontier, Emerging, and Developed Markets? What was his first assignment in Iraq? How does Omair envision Africa over the next 20-30 years? What does he think about China's interest in Africa? Why did he come to Pakistan? What is ABHI.pk? How long have they been operating? How do they communicate with the client? What is their vision? What is the heart and core of ABHI? What is the fee that they are charging? How do they take the money out? Are they only going Business to Business? How many companies are with ABHI.pk right now? What are the major challenges that companies in Pakistan face? Why don't QR codes or digital payments work in Pakistan? Who is funding them? Catch this and much more in tonight's episode. Do not forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Connect with us: • https://www.instagram.com/thoughtbehindthings • https://www.instagram.com/muzamilhasan Omair's linkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/omair-ansari-40494329 Omair's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omair.ansari ABHI's website: https://www.abhi.com.pk/ The Pakistan Pivot podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDRrNSlf2cg&t=675s --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support
This weeks episode covers money found behind Joel Osteen's toilet, how the State of Utah is using the LDS church to decrease their welfare benefits, how a mob lynched a man in Pakistan due to an accusation of blasphemy, ending with a Step In the Right Direction with pastors joining “The Great Resignation”. Articles DiscussedSegment 1: Joel Osteen is the Pablo Escobar of ChristianityLink to Main Article: “Plumber Finds Money at Mega-Church” http://tiny.cc/osteendirtymoneyAdditional Reference: “Plumber Receives Reward for Finding Money” http://tiny.cc/dirtymoneycomecleanSegment 2: ..And the Poor turn to JesusLink to Main Article: “LDS Church Enables Utah Welfare” http://tiny.cc/ldsatwarSegment 3: The Ultimate Sin: BlasphemyLink to Main Article: “Sri Lanken Man Killed for Alleged Blasphemy” http://tiny.cc/20toeternity Segment 4: [Step in the Right Direction] - The Great ResignationLink to Main Article: “The Great Resignation” http://tiny.cc/biblicalresignation
Timecodes:4:03 - Headlines8:40 - Inflation29:55 - UP politics 56:43 - Punjab campaigns59:40 - Saina Nehwal, Decoupled1:48:43 - Subscriber letters2:11:47 - RecommendationsThis week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry's Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Anand Vardhan are joined by author Chetan Bhagat. The discussion starts with the inflation rates in the US and India. Chetan says, “You can't see the true suffering of a common man in the stock market because it's an evaluation of the big companies in India. And that is why it is so disconnected from the actual world.” The panel also discusses happiness and wellbeing indices in the context of Pakistan being “happier” than India, according to a recent survey. On ministers and others quitting the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Manisha says, “All mainstream media have run the BJP statement which says these ministers weren't performing well.” Raman says the “caste equation is going a bit wrong” with these resignations, and that the BJP “will lose vote count”. Chetan doesn't fully agree, saying Adityanath “does have popularity, so a few resignations won't matter that much”.The conversation also spans the Punjab election campaigns, actor Siddharth's comments on Saina Nehwal, and more.This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.RecommendationsChetanHuberman LabDecoupledAnandRevised SOP on preventive measures to be followed while conducting examinationsThe Great Hindu Civilisation: Achievement, Neglect, Bias and the Way Forward RamanManisha14 Peaks: Nothing Is ImpossibleThe Tender BarAbhinandanMedia experts sound alarm on rise of paywalled contentAfter Each Attack He Carried the Wounded. Then He Became a Victim. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode of PhotoWork with Sasha Wolf, Sasha and photographer, Christopher Anderson discuss his transformative journey from news and conflict photography to becoming the photographer he is today. Christopher and Sasha also talk about some of the books he has made after stepping away from conflict work. https://christopherandersonphoto.com Christopher Anderson was born in Canada and grew up in west Texas. In 1996, he became a contract photographer for U.S. News & World Report. There he began documenting social issues such as the effects of Russia's economic crisis. Also, the situation of Afghan refugees in Pakistan and the election of Evo Morales in Bolivia. He first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999 when he boarded a handmade, wooden boat with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America. The boat, named the Believe In God, sank in the Caribbean. In 2000 the images from that journey would receive the Robert Capa Gold Medal. He is the author of five monographs of photography. Find out more at https://photowork.pinecast.co
About the Head of the Snake Series In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.” But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark's story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven't heard. Starting with Mark's childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited… But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark's life in ways he could have never anticipated. IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event. Part 4: Aftermath The days following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden were an exciting time for the American public, but for the men that were there the night he died things were taking a turn. In the final installment of The Head of the Snake series, we learn about why Mark's military career would soon come to an end, and how his decision to tell the public the story of the Bin Laden raid drew the ire of the Pentagon. It's a fascinating look at the post-9/11 American military, issues within the Navy Special Warfare community, how the Defense Department deals with internal controversies, and more. Mark Owen's books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee.
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About the Head of the Snake Series In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.” But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark's story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven't heard. Starting with Mark's childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited… But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark's life in ways he could have never anticipated. IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event. About Part 3: The Raid In part three of the Head of the Snake series, Jack and Mark do a deep dive into the raid that killed Osama bin Laden–no matter what you may have seen in the movies, this is a story with details you've likely never heard before. Not only did last minute changes in Washington nearly cause a disaster for Mark and his team, but we also learn the methods used to infiltrate and clear the fortified compound. Jack also learns why the details of Bin Laden's death can tell us so much about his life. Mark Owen's books: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden and No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee.
Today we learn how his daughter's ADHD diagnosis led to a better understanding of his own superpower, and how his ADHD has been serving him for many, many years. His bio is below. Enjoy! In this episode Peter and Bill Hamlin discuss: 2:14 - Intro and welcome Bill Hamlin! 4:45- So, how were you able to hyper-focus with all that financial responsibility? 6:56- Stock trading and related chaos.. those are places where the faster brain really thrives? 7:23- Was there something about the pits that gave you a sense of Zen, or sort of a quiet hum? 8:50- So then how did you train yourself to come up for air and get out of hyperfocus? 9:56- Tell me about how ADHD affects your personal life and the different tools you use to keep that part of you solid too? 12:11- Ref: Delivered from Distraction Peter's interview with Dr. Ned Hallowell 13:47- ADHD and addiction are very close to each other. Did you have a similar situation? 16:32- What do you wish you'd known back then that you know now about your ADHD and about sort of the way you've lived? 18:50- How can people find more about your reach out to you if they have any questions or if they want to share, if you're willing to give us some info on how to get to you? Mr. William Hamlin on LinkedIN 19:19 - Thank you Bill! Guys, as always, we are here for you and we love the responses and the notes that we get from you; so please continue to do that! Tell us who you want to hear on the podcast, anything at all; we'd love to know. Leave us a review on any of the places you get your podcasts, and if you ever need our help I'm www.petershankman.com and you can reach out anytime via firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterNormal on all of the socials. It really helps when you drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven't already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! 19:46 - Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits — Bill Hamlen was born in Schenectady, NY and raised in Bernardsville, NJ where he attended Bernards High School. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1984, Bill joined Drexel Burnham's commodity division. While at Drexel, Bill worked in various areas including the international order desk as well as many different “pits” including all of the metals, softs, and oil pits. He eventually landed a permanent position on the oil desk that included a year in Singapore where petroleum derivatives were just developing. After leaving Drexel in 1990, Bill worked at Rafferty Associates and United Energy brokering various energy derivatives. In 2001, Bill joined Westport Petroleum, Inc. in their Singapore and London offices where he started a clean product trading desk specializing in the international arbitrage of jet fuel, gasoil, various grades of gasoline, and alkylates. In 2005 he moved over to Westport's heavy fuel oil desk in Singapore and specialized in the international arbitrage of heavy crudes and fuel oil. In 2007, Bill joined Vitol Singapore's heavy fuel oil desk and worked there until his retirement in 2015. While at Westport and later Vitol, he sourced heavy streams in the USGC, Mexico, Venezuelan, Ecuador, Colombia, Russian, Bulgaria, The Middle East, Iraq, India, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesian, Thailand, and Malaysia among others. He also supplied blended fuel to ships in Singapore as well as power plants throughout Asia and the Middle East including India, Pakistan, East Africa, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam as well as many other smaller destinations. He also managed the complex hedging activities necessitated by all of these physical movements. After leaving Vitol, Bill and his wife began a second career as real estate investors via their privately held Leeward Holdings with properties on Nantucket and in Hanover, NH. Bill was married in 1996 and has two daughters and the family currently lives in Hanover, NH. Among other achievements, he is an Eagle Scout, a PADI certified diver, and completed a NOLS course as a teenager. He has extensive open water sailing experience having participated on multiple voyages in the Caribbean and Pacific. He is also the Chair of Planned Giving for the Class of '84 at Dartmouth, the VP for the Association of Planned Giving Chairs at Dartmouth, and has served many other volunteer roles at the College. Even his abridged bio is incredible!! -- TRANSCRIPT: — I want to thank you for listening and for subscribing to Faster Than Normal! 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My name is Peter Shankman. You are listening to Faster Than Normal. We have taken a hiatus. This is our first episode back in about a month and a half. It was a good holiday season. It was fun COVID times now. And, but we're back it's it's early January. Daughter's homeschooling again. And we are thrilled to be back with all new episodes. We have some incredible episodes that we've already recorded coming down the pike. You're going to be very, very happy with what you hear in the new year. So I hope you guys are safe and well and vaccinated. And I want to introduce Bill. So Bill reached out to me after his daughter was diagnosed with ADHD in 2016 and he was based in Singapore and sure enough, I happened to be in Singapore right around that time for keynote. We weren't able to get together, but we did stay in touch and I found Bill's backstory and bio very, very fascinating. So I want to share it with you guys. Bill was born in Schenectady, New York and raised in New Jersey. He attended high school and Dartmouth. He joined a company in 84 called Drexel Burnham. I don't know if you, for those who are young and don't remember Drexel Burnham, Drexel Burnham was, um, one of the old school financial firms-the, I think the joke around that, around early nineties when things started to go south was that if Merrill Lynch and Drexel Burnham merge, would we call the company Lynch and Burnham. But I remember Drexel from the day and he worked in various and Bill worked in various areas there, including the international order desk, as well as many of the different pits, including all the metals softs and oil pits, and if you watched Wall Street And you see how crazy they get when they're trying to sell a stock or buys or whatever. Imagine that. 400 times the speed. He wound up eventually in the oil desk, he wound up in Singapore. He's got a bunch of stuff. He since reinvented his life, he started a second career along with his wife as real estate investors, um, in Nantucket and it Hanover New Hampshire, but keep in mind, he's ADHD. Because of that, obviously he couldn't just do one thing. He's an Eagle scout. He's a PATO certified diver. He's completed a NOLS course. He has extensive open water sailing experiences. He's competed multiple voyages in the Caribbean and Pacific. He's also chair of planned giving to the class of 84 Dartmouth, the VP of association, giving care to Dartmouth in addition to many other volunteer roles. Bill welcome. And you sound as crazy as I am. So it's great to have you. Thank you, Peter. It's funny. My wife jokes that I over-schedule myself. And I always say, well, I just schedule to my maximum ability, and then you come to me with extra things to do and that's when I get over tasked. Exactly. And I'm sure that goes very well. I'm sure that goes over very well when, when you explained to her that. One of the things that I find fascinating; you work the trading desks, right. And I mean, you started, uh, you know, after you left Drexel, you, you, you joined Westport Petroleum and then the second point trading in London offices, you started a clean product trading desk there, especially as in the international arbitrage of jet fuel gas, oil barrier, spades, gasoline, and alkalines basically, you were doing stuff where if you fell off.. we're talking millions or billions of dollars wiped off the balance sheet in half a second. So what I'd love to know, and I'm just gonna dive right into this. How were you able to, I mean, I know hyper-focus is a thing for people like us, but that would scare the living crap out of me. How were you able to hyper-focus that well? Um, it's funny. I would almost put it in the, oh, I w I would reverse that, that when I first got into commodities, everything suddenly made sense. It was like a, the Rubik's cube pieces fell into place. The what, what to some people looks like total chaos to me was order. And the sitting on a desk with a bunch of phones ringing South Paulo, Brazil would call Hong Kong would call and you have to place orders and all the various pits. It was easy to me. In fact, that was fun. It was like a big game. So I always feel like I never worked a day in my life. All I did was basically play games. The games happened to be commodities and, but it was making order out of chaos. That just seemed. Um, soothing in a way. And so what from the outside looked stressful to me seemed like fun, like a big game, really. And then going down to the floor, the, you know, I was kind of in a commodity training program. So I worked in every pit learned about every, you know, orange juice, cotton. Someone was out, you'd have to go over there, then go to the gold pit. And you know, all that chaos was, it was just a big game. Uh, to me at least, or it seemed like a big game and the game was to make as much money as possible. Um, at that point though, it was just clerking. I wasn't trading and, um, it, you know, but I basically found my home and I, and I think in fact, if you go to a lot of, you know, wall street companies or commodity companies, and you look at the trading desk, you'll see a bunch of guys with ADHD. Uh, a couple of sociopaths, maybe a psychopath and a, and a bunch of engineers kind of keeping it all together, but there's a huge concentration of people with ADHD in commodities. And, um, it's, it's not a given, but you, you could see them. It's just clear as daylight. So it's one of those places where the faster brain really thrives? Oh, absolutely. In fact, it's funny a couple of years ago, um, I have a, uh, former colleague, he went to Duke really, really played lacrosse there. Um, and I was joking. I asked him about ADHD and he looked at me like, I'm an idiot. Like, of course I am, I mean, that, that's how accepted and common it was. Um, yeah. And so there's a lot of people that, that seem to gravitate, um, to that type of chaos and that, and find it, find harmony there. I'm curious as to, how do I phrase this? When, when I get into a zone, when I'm doing something that I truly love, let's say I'm on a plane to Asia and I'm writing, I'm writing a book or something like that. I get into a zone and I just sort of have. I guess the best way to put it is this quiet hum in my head, that is my call it my hyper-focus hum. Right? And it just, no matter what chaos is happening, no matter whether there's turbulence or whether the flight attendants come over with food or whatever, the case may be, two people are fighting behind me; it doesn't matter that hum is keeping me Zen and focused. Did you find that the same thing? Was there something about the pits that gave you that same sort of hum for lack of a better word? Well, I would, I get what you're saying, but it's funny in more realistic terms when I was in Singapore, I'd be on the desk in a conversation, looking at a spreadsheet, you know, maybe calculating what something's worth, but on the phone at the same time, talking to someone I'd look up. And it was, you know, 10:20, and there was no one else in the desk because we had a meeting scheduled at 10. I would not even notice everyone could leave the room, I'd be there. And then I w- but it didn't just happen once, you know, it would happen over and over and over again. And I, I had to really work hard. To, to get out of that. Hyper-focus but I know exactly what you mean. Well, what it's, here's an interesting question. What did you do? What did you, how did you train yourself? Did you involve other people? Did you say, Hey, when you're going into a meeting, you know, reach out to me, what did you do to get people into that? To, to, to, to get yourself, you know, helping with that? Well, I can tell you, it is funny. Like when I was on the phone, if I was sitting at my desk, I'd get bored. Um, so I would stand up and pace around the office in giant circles. Um, just to keep my brain focused. That's just how my head works. If I'm sitting at a desk and not doing something else at the same time, I kind of get bored. So I, um, so I came up with little tools okay. Based around the office and I would have a more meaningful conversation. In order to make the meeting, I would just schedule reminders that, I schedule reminders for everything. I'm a big list kind of guy. Um, I have lists for everything and those lists I create helped me, um, you know, keep order. Yep. Tell me about your personal life. So, so your, uh, ADHD is obviously very, very beneficial for you in this regard. Tell me about how it affects your personal life and what, what sort of changes or, uh, different things you've had to do to get there. Well, the it's hard to go there without telling kind of the backstory of my kind of discovery. And it has a lot to do with our daughter, who, um, at a certain age, in fact, this is what gets me angry about ADHD. And this is one of the reasons why I reached out; because her journey and my journey, um, it's a very typical situation I think. She was in seventh grade. Um, and we got called to school. This is UWC in Singapore. Um, and to give an idea, the level of understanding of ADHD in Singapore is there are about 25 to 40 years behind where we are here. I actually interviewed this doctor, on the podcast, a psychologist, the podcast from Singapore and she said, exactly the same thing. Oh, yeah. It's like stepping back in time, in fact, so, okay. So w we go into, um, we find out that she's struggling in math, she's just above the red line. They wanted to put her in learning support. And I fought back the vehemently because I believe that once she got into learning support, she would never get out. It's like a black hole and. So we had her tested independently and guess what? She's very, her processing speed was off the charts. Um, in fact, at one point we had her tested again for something else. And the, the woman that did the test said, I've been doing this for 20 years. I probably test 15 to 20 kids a year and she's the first one that has ever completed one of the sections. And so, and we started, so my wife and I, we looked back and it at her school in second grade, they said, we think maybe she has an eyesight issue. She needs glasses. So we had her eyesight tested, we're scratching our heads. And, um, anyway, fast forward, she, um, she started on Conserta Yup. That's my drug of choice also. Right. Okay. Then we read, um, uh, uh, uh, Dr. Ned Hallowell's book, um, Delivered from Distraction. Yes. And we started listening to podcasts and everything kind of fell in place. In fact, I forgot one key part of this. Is that, um, we had her tested and at the same time, my wife was reading the diagnosis of someone else that had ADHD and she's reading it and she's like, oh my God, that's our daughter. And that's when everything kind of fell in place. So it was kind of a combination of both the testing and, um, Yeah. And the reading diagnosis of someone else with ADHD. So at that point, I began to look back at my life and realize, huh, I like chaos at my own little Rubik's cube. All the pieces fell into place and I began to realize all the things I've been doing to cope. You know, I get up, I run in the morning in central park, when I lived in New York, I'd have coffee, I'd do all these different things. I needed to work out just to be able to see straight and, um, You know, so I began to see all the commonalities of the, um, Of the things I did to deal with it, and I guess it, um, and then I looked back at my career that, you know, for me, I liked playing games. I like eating good food. I like drinking good booze and commodity trading kind of combines all those things that I enjoy. And so, like I said, I never felt like I worked a day in my life. It was all kind of a big fun game to me. Um, so it was kind of perfect for someone who has ADHD. Let me ask the question. Um, it's it's you're you touched an interesting point. It's one of those industries where, you know, you work hard, but you also play hard. Right? I mean, I know just, just my, uh, my, um, uh, financial adviser, right. Once a year, he takes me out to dinner. He shows me how my portfolio is doing and, and, you know, five drinks in right? He doesn't..you know it's not that we're going out to drink- you treat the client well, right, in any, in any sort of financial industry. So did that affect you at all? Did you, I mean, I know that I have a very precarious relationship with alcohol and a lot of that is connected to ADHD. ADHD and addiction are very close to each other. Did you have a similar situation? Yes, that would be, you know, I probably, um, well.. It depends in New York one, doesn't really go out to lunch really. Um, in Singapore, in, in London, it's kind of a different story. So, and it is very much, um, well, I should say, if you look at say the, the world of oil trading, it's a giant fraternity and it's a giant fraternity, um, of people that know each other and entertainment plays a big role in, in that industry. So you work very hard all day and you go out and celebrate at night. Um, and yeah, it, um, it plays a big role. Yeah. It never, it never affected you the point where you're like, okay, I probably shouldn't do this or I should cut back on anything that that? Um, well, for me, I can tell you, it was very clear when I was in my early fifties, I began to feel, um, diminished resilience. And that was really more a function of the stress, um, that, you know, without going too deep into it, sometimes when you have huge positions, um, you walk in and you ready to have a heart attack. And for the first up until my early fifties, I suppose if I had a superpower, it was the ability to endure enormous amounts of stress without thinking about it and I began to feel that that resilience diminishing, and that was my body speaking to me and saying, Hey, it's time to slow down. So for me, the signal was more about stress and less about other things. Um, I also, as I said, always would get up and need to workout first thing in the morning or at lunch. And I think that. Um, I think that the French have an expression to drink enough water with your wine and need enough salad with your foie gras, you know, working out, um, was always a way to balance out that aspect of you know, of my life. That's very smart. So tell us last steps. What do you wish you'd known back then that you know now about your ADHD and about sort of the way you've lived? That's a good question. Um, what do I wish I'd known before? Well, I think the, maybe I would turn that around a little bit and, and, and say that, um, I've heard that expression; it's like a Maserati engine with a bicycle brakes. And I think the understanding that ADHD can be a superpower was a transformational concept for me and for my daughter, but maybe more for young people. And I recently have had a friend whose son was diagnosed with ADHD and from the questionings, the line of questions he was asking, and from the tone in his voice, I got this sense that he'd been given some negative messaging from the school. And I thought, how tragic that was that, you know, it can be. And I, and I understand there's the, you know, there's a full spectrum for me. And I think in our family, a high processing speed is, is a part of it with less of the maybe other hyperactive issues. Right. And so we're able to harness that superpower and I get that it it's diff you know, everyone's a little bit different and that there are more difficult challenges that some people face but I think the understanding that, um, ADHD really can be a superpower is such a powerful message. And in understanding that figuring out how to channel that energy into the right direction, I think I was simply lucky to find something where I was able to channel it appropriately. Um, I don't think my knowing that I had ADHD would have helped me find.. I kind of stumbled into something that I loved And, but I think that, um, I think the, you know, to understand that people with ADHD have a superpower and it's important to try to find things in life well, ways to, to live with it, but also ways to channel it. Um, I think is the, is a message that, you know, I'd like to share because for me it was, it was a superpower. Yeah, I love that. What a great way to when it end., um, Bill, I really appreciate that. How can people find more about your reach out to you if they have any questions or if they want to share, if you're willing to give us some info on how to get to you? I'm on LinkedIn. That's probably the easiest. Sounds good. And we'll put that, we'll put that link in the, in the show notes. Uh, it's under William Paul Hamlin. [actually under Mr. William Hamlin] Thank you so much for taking the time. I really, really appreciate it. You're our first interview of the year and it was definitely a good one. We'd love to have you back in several months as well to tell us what else you're working on. Alright Peter, thanks, Happy New Year! Thanks again guys. As always, you were listening to Faster Than Normal. We love that you're here. Welcome back! This is going to be a really great year. We have a lot of new things coming up. I'll tell you right now we have some open space; you want to be on the podcast; you think you have an interesting story? Let us know what it is! I'm sure if you, if it's interesting to us, it's interesting to other people out there and you can help tell that story and share the ADHD is a gift, not a curse. We've been saying that since day one, we'll see you next week. Stay safe, stay healthy. Wear a mask. — Credits: You've been listening to the Faster Than Normal podcast. We're available on iTunes, Stitcher and Google play and of course at www.FasterThanNormal.com I'm your host, Peter Shankman and you can find me at petershankman.com and @petershankman on all of the socials. If you like what you've heard, why not head over to your favorite podcast platform of choice and leave us a review, come more people who leave positive reviews, the more the podcast has shown, and the more people we can help understand that ADHD is a gift, not a curse. Opening and closing themes were composed and produced by Steven Byrom who also produces this podcast, and the opening introduction was recorded by Bernie Wagenblast. Thank you so much for listening. We'll see you next week.
About the Head of the Snake Series In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.” But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark's story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven't heard. Starting with Mark's childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited… But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark's life in ways he could have never anticipated. IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event. Part 2: A New Kind of War In the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, the United States found itself grappling with a new war–and a new kind of warfare. In this episode of the Head of the Snake series, Mark Owen discusses the early days of the war in Afghanistan and what military leaders got wrong in the wake of 9/11. As special operations tactics began to evolve, so did their approach to technology. Jack and Mark discuss the evolution of gear, and the role it's played in the fight against terror. As the U.S. military adapts to an evolved style of warfare, Mark found himself on one of his team's most dangerous missions to date: Searching for missing Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl in the lawless badlands of Afghanistan. Mark Owen's first book - No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden Mark Owen's second book - No Hero: The Evolution of a Navy SEAL Sponsors: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee.
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In May of 2011, Mark Owen crossed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border on a mission to capture/kill Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda - to decapitate “The Head of the Snake.” But that night in Abbottabad, Pakistan is just a part of Mark's story. In this special four-part series of Danger Close, Jack sits down for an extended interview with Mark to discuss the story you haven't heard. Starting with Mark's childhood in a remote Alaskan community to his early days in the SEAL Teams to 9/11 and the sustained combat that followed to his selection and training for a team at the highest echelons of special operations, this is Mark Owen unfiltered, candid, and uncensored. Mark would go on to take part in high-profile operations like the mission to rescue Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and the search for Bowe Bergdahl. He would later work his way up a stairwell in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and into a hallway where the most wanted terrorist in the world waited… But, as Jack and Mark discuss, the aftermath of the raid would not only change the public profile of Naval Special Warfare, it would also alter the course of Mark's life in ways he could have never anticipated. IRONCLAD and SIG Sauer proudly present, The Head of the Snake: The Killing of UBL, a special Danger Close event. Part 1: The Road to Afghanistan Long before he was a part of one of the U.S. military's most high-profile missions, Mark Owen was the child of Christian missionaries living in a remote village in Alaska. It was there that he would begin to learn the survival and shooting skills that would become major assets in some of the most dangerous operations conducted in the War on Terror. In part 1 of the Head of the Snake series, Jack hears about Mark's childhood, his early days as a Navy SEAL, and how the 9/11 attacks would revolutionize special operations. Mark Owen's book: No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden Sponsors: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer. Today's show is also brought to you by Black Rifle Coffee.
Today's Topics: Mardi Gras is Coming Back to New Orleans?, France Fines Google-Facebook, Dogs Understand Multiple Human Languages?, Treasure Hunters Suing FBI?, Pakistan Appointing First Female Supreme Court Justice. Always remember that Lofi Poli Sci is more than just me, it's the “we”, that we be. Episode 95 Season 4 (series 411) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: lofi_poli_sci_podcast Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lofi-poli-sci-podcast/id1513691477 Spotify: open.spotify.com/show/4Ii0JKbsKEzkO8SA2u3796 Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xNzg1MjhjYy9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaLg4TOVb7nh4laDatZZ3yQ LinkedIn: Michael Pickering #lofipolisci #lofi #politicalscience #news #worldnews #globalnews #lofiGlobalNews #alwaysHope #podcast #lofipoliscipodcast #Top10 #GoodNewsFriday #PickeringUnplugged #LettersOfTheLofiPoliSci #NewOrleans #MardiGras #France #Google #Facebook #Dogs #TreasureHunters #Pakistan
Laura Buckles is an American actress and producer-writer. Originally from Denver Colorado, she has been in the film industry with titles such as “The Bold and The Beautiful”, “Mad Men”, and “Isolation In”. She also hosts a podcast called "Says Who?" where she interviews real working actors about their lives and careers and what it's like to be a working actor in the entertainment industry. She is currently living in the Los Angeles area. She is a writer-producer and actor. She will do almost anything in the Indigent in the entertainment industry. She is also an improv actor in a company here in Los Angeles. They've been going strong for winning seasons. She grew up partially in Denver, some time in Pakistan but mostly in England. Living overseas while growing up instilled in her a love of travel and an appreciation for culture and art, as well as the ability to overpack for any occasion. She has studied at Second City, Sears and Switzer, HB Studios, and Neighborhood Playhouse. She started acting at 2 months old when she embraced non-traditional casting by accepting the role of baby Jesus in her family's live nativity scene (...fine, she slept through most of it). Her three-year run was cut short when at the age of 2, baby Jesus left the manager in search of chocolate chip cookies and excitement. She also has a set trained Jack Russell named Milo. When neither of us is on set, they're looking for sunny spots to lie in, adventures to go on, and a (you guessed it) good cookie or two. Outline of the Episode: ● [02:35] The Brief Introduction about Laura Buckles. ● [05:11] How do Laura Buckles manage in different cultures? ● [08:23] How do different cultures get Laura into the acting? ● [10:43] Is Laura go Pakistan to prepare for the role? ● [11:46] What was it like playing the role that Laura had in the movie? ● [14:40] How you show kind of what's going on in somebody's head in the movie? ● [16:23] Would Laura ever want to be a cop in real life? ● [21:11] Dinner scene of a Couple in the Movie seem off, What Laura tells about it? ● [23:44] Behind the scene of the Movies? ● [27:15] How the appearance of the Laura character is decided? ● [35:00] What type of writer is Laura..? ● [38:32] What made Laura want to start the podcast ● [30:48] Does Laura show have something specific that it does every episode? ● [46:00] Has Laura had someone cry on her show yet? And if so, how did she handle it? ● [47:26] Can Laura impersonate anyone famously? ● [49:46] Does Laura have a bad Uber Experience? ● [53:41] What Conspiracy Theory does Laura believe in?Catch Laura BucklesWebsite: http://www.laurabuckles.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lebuck/?hl=en LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laura-buckles-a7458312/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laura.buckles.3 Connect with AmigosPC! Website: https://www.amigospc.net Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TwoandahalfAmigos Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amigospc Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmigosPC Check out Official AmigosPC Merch at: https://www.teepublic.com/stores/amigospc?ref_id=24626 Join the conversation with the Amigos by becoming a member of Amigos pc get direct access to our discord and other cool free stuff https://amigospc.supercast.tech/
This is legitimately one of my don't want to miss it podcasts every week. Each episode is typically around 30 minutes so it's perfect while preparing dinner or going for a walk. This is a fun and evidence based way to explore popular conspiracy theories. Description of episode & podcast below. Description of Show:Curly Conspiracies podcast is a show filled with mysteries, conspiracies, and things that go bump in the night. Each episode covers deep topics that bring laughter, curiosity, and a new perspective of events that have taken place in our history. Join Holly and Brooke every Thursday for a new mystery or conspiracy theory that will blow your tin foil hat off!During a murder investigation, a tip leads police to a video of a mummified 2,600 year old Persian Princess circulating the dark web in Pakistan being sold on the black market. Details about this discovery made scientists skeptical about its authenticity. Once more research was done though, what they found was much more disturbing than they had ever imagined.Picture: https://unsplash.com/photos/_r9XDE_KFuMSources:Sources:https://archive.archaeology.org/0101/etc/persia.htmlhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4749861.stmhttps://sites.psu.edu/emmatilton/2016/01/21/are-you-my-mummy/https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2001/06/modern-mummy-mysteryhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2001/persianmummytrans.shtmlhttps://www.maryhallbergmedia.com/post/the-mystery-of-the-persian-princess-mummyhttps://www.grunge.com/69067/untold-truth-mummies/https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-mummy-hoax-might-be-wrapped-up-in-a-modern-murderhttps://web.archive.org/web/20141021175641/http://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/news-archives/22661/https://listverse.com/2019/09/14/creepy-mysteries-that-are-still-unsolved/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOoAdLHpkSc
Published five years before his infamous Satanic Verses, Shame is Salman Rushdie's third novel. It is written in his characteristic style of magical realism and explores the themes of shame, shamelessness, and violence in a fictitious country that is "not quite Pakistan." In this episode, Bird and Greg discuss the work, covering topics including the morality of body modification, religion in totalitarian regimes, the value of formal literary critique, the concepts of shame and shamelessness, pleasure and purity in the western world, and more.Also referenced is Ayelet Ben-Yishai's essay The Dialectic of Shame: Representation in the MetaNarrative of Salman Rushdie's Shame (Modern Fiction Studies, 2002).Before discussing the novel, Bird and Greg take a deep dive into season 4 episode 19 of Seinfeld, titled The Implant. If you are not interested in this segment, the book discussion begins at 0:34:05.This conversation was recorded in February 2021.Website: www.orangesandlemonspodcast.com Email: email@example.com
This episode of Red Inker is the end of year review. In a now annual tradition, I have brought on a friend, Vithushan Ehantharajah, to chat about it. We discuss every Test team in the world, but also, the Taliban, SA admin, Yorkshire, Pakistan at home, Burl's shoes, Arthur's shorts, Paine's penis and Shaheen's hair. - To support the podcast please go to our Patreon page. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32090121. If you like this podcast, you may enjoy other things I create, check them all out at https://linktr.ee/jarrodkimber. You can find Vith on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Vitu_E. This podcast is edited, mixed and produced by Nick McCorriston, he's at https://www.nickamc.com and https://www.twitter.com/nickamc. The theme tune is by Red Crickets: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Red_Crickets/Red_Crickets. - Get 20% OFF @manscaped + Free Shipping with promo code REDINKER at MANSCAPED.com! #ad #manscapedpod
When US forces finally tracked down terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden -- living in Pakistan, likely with support of the ISI -- he was killed and, according to the official story, buried at sea. So why doesn't everyone believe this is true? When did Osama Bin Laden actually die? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
On this day in 1990, an overcrowded passenger train slammed into a parked freight train at a railway station in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
This is a very special episode, featuring Dr. Raj Anand, a retired cardiologist, inventor, and author. Dr. Raj Anand has so much to share from his life experiences and the wisdom he has gained on his incredible journey. Not only has Dr. Raj Anand accomplished so much in his lifetime, but he shares many fascinating stories in this podcast from his life. Some of them are emotional, and listening to Dr. Raj Anand in this episode is truly touching. Dr. Raj Anand was raised in India and is a survivor from the hostile time when part of India was being separated to become Pakistan. He remained in India with his family until 1963, after getting married and finishing graduate school. He knew he wanted to become a doctor. The story of how he was offered a scholarship to Harvard Medical School is truly breathtaking, especially when he talks about almost losing the opportunity due to a request from the Indian government for him to return. Aside from all these amazing stories, Dr. Raj Anand has some rich information to share based on his knowledge of health and disease. His philosophy is based not only on diet but also on lifestyle. He is now 86 and certainly has some potent information to share on the secrets to longevity and heart health. Listen in on this episode, and you will receive scientific advice from one of the top experts on how to live well and live healthily. Check out Dr. Raj Anand's website, www.rajkanand.com, and there you can find his book, “Healthy Diet and Mindfulness to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease.” On his website, you can also find other podcast episodes he is featured on to learn more from his wisdom on life and health. Aloha! Did you enjoy this episode?Please subscribe and leave a review on:AppleSpotifyGooglePandoraiHeartRadio
Be part of our community by joining our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thoughtbehindthings In conversation with tonight's guest, Badar Khushnood. The Co-Founder of Fishry.com is talking about his journey today. How was his journey like? How did internships help him? What is he working on? How was Bramerz growth within 9 years? Who mapped Pakistan's waterways? Are google maps generated by ordinary people? What does his company focus on? Are products fundamentally important for an industry to bloom? What are the different ways to monetize as a publisher in Pakistan? What is Fishry e-commerce? What is the difference between “Fishry” and “Dukaan”? Is Shopify easy to use? What is their startup package? What does the listing of Amazon mean? How are the e-commerce numbers in Pakistan looking right now? Catch the summary on what's happening in the IT industry and so much more in tonight's episode. Do not forget to subscribe and press the bell icon to catch on to some amazing conversations coming your way! Connect with us: • https://www.instagram.com/thoughtbehindthings • https://www.instagram.com/muzamilhasan Badar's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/badar The Pakistan Pivot podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDkodgbNMEk --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/syed-muzamil-hasan-zaidi3/support
This week's episode with Farah Ali dives into perspectives, and how short stories open up so many portals for writers and readers alike—and yet, short story writers will always be pressured to write a novel next. Ali is one of those writers who knew she wanted to be a writer since she was very young—and though she was encouraged, she also faced the obstacle of where her stories are set, in Pakistan, and people's assumptions about her culture. Lucky for readers, her new collection, People Want to Live, challenges those assumptions, as does Farah herself.
Another chance to hear from some of the BBC's acclaimed series examining the seismic events shaping Afghanistan before and after this year's return to power of the Taliban. After last week's episode featuring Taliban founder Mullah Zaeef and former President Hamid Karzai, the BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, hears from a younger generation. Shaharzad Akbar was raised in a refugee camp in Pakistan in the 1990s, became the first Afghan woman to get a degree at Oxford University, and went on to run the country's Human Rights Commission. Arson Fahim and Meena Karimi are both gifted composers with no memory of life before the advent of a US-backed democracy in the country. All see their lives shaped by it, and all three have had to flee Kabul since the Taliban took over. What now for the dreams they cherished? Hear the whole series at bbcworldservice.com/afghanistan
Join us as we continue to look back on some of the most moving moments on VOM Radio in 2021: “Brother Aaron” says Christian persecution in Pakistan is “like the air”—all around, all the time. Aaron Miller says his personal experience of persecution was surprising—but sacred as well. Dan Baumann and Andrew Brunson said they don't miss being in prison, but sometimes they do miss that intimacy with God. (Register to view the Imprisoned for Christ Virtual Event.) Ellen Oblander shared how Richard Wurmbrand responded to suffering—even long after he was released from prison. Anita Smith remembered the death of her husband, Ronnie Smith, in Libya, and how she began to pray for the men who killed him. Tat Stewart tells about being in Tehran the day the US Embassy was taken over in 1979—and how God honored the spiritual seeds he planted in Iran. Andy Byrd told of a young lady who came to Christ in the Himalayas—and paid a very high price. “Brother Stephen” remembered telling the story of Jesus in a Bedouin camp to people who had never heard it before. Tom and JoAnn Doyle shared how God transformed a man from Syria named Mohammed—and through that transformation reached his wife, Dina, as well. John Weaver shared specific ways to pray for Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover of the country. After hearing these brief program excerpts, you'll want to go back and listen to the entire conversations. You can search for VOM Radio on your favorite podcast app, or listen online at the links below. Brother Aaron from Pakistan Aaron Miller Dan Baumann and Andrew Brunson panel discussion Ellen Oblander, editor for Richard Wurmbrand Anita Smith on forgiving her husband's murderers Tat Stewart on living in Tehran in 1979 Andy Byrd, leader of The Send Brother Stephen from Operation Mobilization Tom and JoAnn Doyle John Weaver on Afghanistan We praise God for allowing VOM Radio to share these amazing stories of His faithfulness in 2021. THANK YOU for listening. Please subscribe to the podcast and share VOM Radio with Christian friends you know would also be encouraged by these testimonies!
In this week's episode, both of our storytellers experience a magical night that changes everything. Here's hoping that we all have a similarly magical night tonight, on New Year's Eve! Part 1: Growing up in Pakistan, Salman Hameed falls in love with the mysteries of the universe when he stumbles upon Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Part 2: As Zuri Sullivan pursues her dream of becoming an immunologist at Harvard, she begins to worry that she's being “weeded out.” Salman Hameed is Charles Taylor Chair and Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Humanities at Hampshire College, Amherst, MA. He holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from New Mexico State University at Las Cruces and a B.S. in physics and astronomy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His research interests have now moved in a sociological direction, and today his primary research focuses on understanding the reception of science in Muslim societies and how Muslims view the relationship between science & religion. He is also actively engaged in science communication and is the founder and CEO of Kainaat Studios that produces astronomy content in Urdu for audience in Pakistan. He has a YouTube channel for Urdu videos and a weekly astronomy segment in English for a radio station in Western Massachusetts. His classes focus on issues related to science, religion & society, and his favorite class is titled, “Aliens: Close Encounters of a Multidisciplinary Kind”. Zuri Sullivan is an immunologist and a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, where she studies how the immune system influences animal behavior. She hails from the DMV (DC, Maryland, and Virginia) and is fascinated by how the immune system helps animals adapt to different environments. Outside the lab, Zuri is passionate about increasing access to STEM careers for folks of all genders and ethnic backgrounds and sharing her science with the public. She loves spin class, sparkling rosé, and bragging about the fact that she shares a birthday with Beyoncé. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices