CPUC approves PG&E rate increases. California's first and only Black-led conservation group acquires land in Placer County. Sutter Street Theatre's “Holiday in the Hills.” PG&E Rate Increase PG&E customers will be paying close to $400 more per year for their service due to new rate hikes approved earlier this month by the California Public Utilities Commission. While the rate hikes were not a surprise, they come at a time where customers are dealing with massive cost of living increases. Mark Toney, Executive Director of TURN (The Utility Reform Network), joins us to discuss the impact of the increases especially on lower income, vulnerable Californians. Note: PG&E's press release regarding the rate increases can be found here. Black-led Conservation Group Acquires Placer County Land Accessing the outdoors can provide a variety of benefits, including improving one's physical and mental well-being. But many people in highly-urban areas, especially people of color, can face barriers when trying to access these opportunities. Recently, California's first - and only - Black-led conservation group acquired hundreds of acres of land in Placer County to provide more economic, environmental, and recreational equity. Jade Stevens, President of the 40 Acre Conservation League talks about the organization's history, and its plans for the new parcel. Sutter Street Theatre's ‘Holiday in the Hills' “Holiday in the Hills” returns to Sutter Street Theatre in Folsom. Director Mike Jimena and Artistic Director Connie Mockenhaupt discuss the research that went into this year's family-friendly rendition. The play takes place in the late 1800's and everyone you see onstage was an actual resident or visitor to Folsom at that time of year. “Holiday in the Hills” runs Dec. 2 to Dec. 23 and is rated G.
Why Community?It's easy to feel despair about climate change and environmental destruction. But despair can make it hard to forge connections and take action. According to emotion researchers, hope means believing that you have the power to improve problems, rather than ignoring them. One possible source of hope? Community building events, where diverse groups of activists can find common ground.What is Bioneers?Climate Break spoke with Teo Grossman, Senior Director of Programs and Research for the longstanding environmental conference Bioneers, about how community building events like the Bioneers conference foster hope and catalyze action. Now in its 34th year, Bioneers is an interdisciplinary environmental organization whose annual conference brings together environmental advocates and innovators from a wide variety of disciplines to share stories and brainstorm solutions. Grossman joined Bioneers in 2014 but first spoke there while still a college student in the early 2000s. He says his time at Bioneers has convinced him that community events and storytelling are powerful tools for change. Bioneers's HistoryThroughout its history, Bioneers has been home to new ways of thinking about environmental activism.The annual conference helped spawn major climate organizations like 350.org and inspired some of Michael Pollan's early work on the food system. Grossman also highlights its role in advancing the Rights of Nature legal movement. Rights of Nature seeks to recognize nature itself – like bodies of water and endangered species – as having legal rights. In 2008, Bolivia became the first country to include explicit rights for nature in their constitution. Other countries have since followed suit. Bioneers TodayBioneers has expanded since its inception, and now includes year round media and educational programming in addition to its annual conference. Grossman says they're especially proud of their Native-led Indigeneity Program, which includes youth leadership scholarships and forums. This year's conference includes speakers from throughout the world of climate and environmental justice, including political scientist Leah Stokes, clean-tech entrepreneur Danny Kennedy, and One Fair Wage President Saru Jayaraman. Also on the agenda? Conversations about the role fiction writing and narrative can play in restoring hope to the environmental movement, hosted by science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson and essayist Rebecca Solnit. Bioneers is holding its annual conference April 6-8 in Berkeley. You can learn more about the conference on their website.Other Resources for Finding CommunityIn addition to Bioneers, there are plenty of other ways to find hope and connect with the environmental movement. Interested in making decarbonization your job? Resources like Climatebase and Work on Climate offer centralized job listings and career support. You can also seek workshops and seminars to hear new perspectives on environmental issues. International organizations like Resources for the Future host lectures and workshops to highlight ongoing research, while in the Bay Area, local groups like the SF Federal Reserve and the Commonwealth Club's Climate One host lectures both in person and online. Looking for ways to take direct action? Databases like the CA Climate Action Portal map climate action by local government. Research the climate action – or inaction – your local government is doing to find ways to get involved. You may be able to attend public meetings for your energy providers, where you can meet other constituents and advocate for just and renewable energy. For example, San Francisco CCA Clean Power SF holds regular meetings over zoom that are welcome to the public. To go even bigger, attend public meetings by statewide regulatory agencies like the CPUC, which oversees the rates and investments of California utilities like PG&E. About the GuestTeo Grossman is Senior Director of Programs and Research for Bioneers, where he helps lead both conference development and Bioneers's year-round media production. He studied environmental science and management as a Doris Duke Conservation Fellow at UC Santa Barbara and first began working with Bioneers as a Program Manager in the early 2000s. For a transcript, please visit https://climatebreak.org/community-as-antidote-to-climate-despair-with-teo-grossman/
**** Link do nosso grupo 2 no Whatsapp de Dicas Gratuitas (mensagens só pelo Adm) https://chat.whatsapp.com/ERebr5tqthl8dNBDaK3Ixq Mais informações sobre cursos: www.raioxdoedital.com.br Mais informações sobre mim: https://linktr.ee/felipeduque Link do nosso canal do Youtube com muito conteúdo jurídico: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUEy1gaVD7AO_URPUZrLtw Link do nosso podcast no Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0cyIQ7i3edtRlIhH9U5Q7i A trajetória de Lara é uma fonte de inspiração, tecida com perseverança, fé, e uma profunda consciência de si mesma. Sua jornada nos concursos públicos, marcada por desafios e superações, revela o poder da resiliência e da dedicação. O curso "Raio-X do Edital" foi um marco em sua preparação, proporcionando a Lara uma compreensão mais estratégica e focada dos editais, maximizando seus esforços e aprimorando suas habilidades para enfrentar as provas com confiança e eficiência. Em meio às adversidades, Lara encontrou força na sua fé e espiritualidade. Ela aborda a complexidade da oração e a importância de alinhar desejos pessoais à vontade divina, usando sua fé como um farol em tempos de incerteza. A gratidão permeia sua narrativa. Continuando o resumo da entrevista, a convidada Lara discute a ambivalência na oração, expressando como as pessoas frequentemente desejam que Deus atenda aos seus próprios desejos, em vez de se submeterem à vontade divina. Ela fala sobre a necessidade de purificação e de escutar as mensagens subliminares nas conversas, enfatizando a importância de limpar o coração de impurezas para receber as mensagens corretamente. A convidada compartilha sua experiência pessoal de decepção e sucesso em concursos públicos, revelando sua dificuldade em uma prova específica e a alegria de ser bem-sucedida em outras. Ela menciona como esses momentos de desafio e sucesso são interligados, e como essas experiências a ajudaram a crescer e a confiar mais em Deus. Ela também aborda o tema da gratidão, enfatizando a importância de agradecer tanto pelas oportunidades recebidas quanto pelas portas fechadas, pois cada experiência tem um propósito. Lara cita o Salmo 27:13-14 como uma fonte de força e inspiração em sua jornada, encorajando os ouvintes a confiar em Deus, serem fortes e corajosos. ****** Lara Martins 29/06/2021 “Felipe, não sei ainda vou fazer a PGE-PB em razão da distância(PGE-PB era o primeiro a sair pós o inicio da pandemia), do trabalho meu noivo, estou balançada, mas não sei estou pronta para uma PGE grande assim, não estou me sentindo preparada”(…) 18/12/2021 “Pensando na preparação para AGU e carreiras, o senhor recomenda algum cursinho? Preciso de um estudo mais direcionado e acompanhado(…)” Corta. 24/07/2023 “(Aúdio): Lara… você ARREBENTOU!!!!!!!” Corta. 06/11/2023 - 02h00 -AGU “Tente me explicar isso: segunda colocada”. -Meu Deus (Aúdio) - Corta. (…) Você acordou seu marido? Acorde ele, pelo amor de Deus 10/11/2023- 02h04 -PGF “Vai acordarrrrrr o marido?” (Corta). Dizem que um raio não cai 2x no mesmo lugar… Dizem que a graça é apenas um milagre… Não. A graça divina pressupõe a natureza. Lara, mostra tanto através de sua trajetória, suas dúvidas, angústias, mas também sua fé. E fé se sente. Pelo que escutei, você e eu temos muito a aprender com Lara. Nós precisamos. Lara foi aluna do Raio-X do Edital na AGU/PGF, no curso de discursivas de 7 temas e também no curso de prova oral, mas eu tenho a plena convicção que o mérito é totalmente dela. Ou melhor, novamente, a graça divina pressupõe a natureza. O esforço dedicado a um objetivo com um coração que transborda ilumina onde passa. E Lara mesmo disse foram alguns momentos decisivos. Corta… Mas espera aí: @carrijopedro você acordou? Deu gritou de alegria? Nós queremos saber. Eu quero saber. Comemorem esse final de semana, vocês merecem!!!!! Dupla aprovação. 2x em segundo lugar em um dos concursos mais difíceis e de maneira simultânea, é algo histórico.
En contacto con #Erbol, la senadora Daly Santa María dijo que es una tozudez del presidente de la Asamblea el querer aprobar a la fuerza el proyecto de PGE reformulado inicial y no así el proyecto que se aprobó en el Senado. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/erboldigital/message
Intra Energy Corporation Ltd (ASX:IEC) MD Ben Dunn tells Proactive the company has completed a second mapping and sampling campaign at the Yalgarra nickel-copper-PGE and lithium project, 70 kilometres east of Kalbarri in Western Australia. The field mapping campaign targeted the entire width of the northern end of the tenement including the previously identified pegmatite field located in the northeast corner. Multiple additional pegmatite outcrops have been identified including two coarse grained pegmatites with crystals up to 5 centimetres long. #ProactiveInvestors #IntraEnergyCorp #ASX #BatteryMetals #Lithium #invest #investing #investment #investor #stockmarket #stocks #stock #stockmarketnews
POLITICO's California Playbook shares the latest political current events in the state. State utility regulators to weigh proposed PG&E rate hikes. How to get a Christmas tree permit with the U.S. Forest Service. California Political Roundup The political pace is picking up as we close 2023 and quickly round the corner to the March primary. Which means the stakes are on an upward trajectory, with every political decision carrying more weight. Dustin Gardiner is co-author of POLITICO's California Playbook and joins us with a dive into a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll that shows growing disapproval ratings for both President Biden and Gov. Newsom among California voters, the importance of the APEC Summit underway in San Francisco, and the trial of David DePape, charged with the assault and attempted kidnapping of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband Paul Pelosi at their home in Oct. of 2022. Potential PG&E Rate Hikes PG&E is asking for another double-digit rate hike and state regulators could approve the utility's request later this week. It could cost customers hundreds of dollars more a year. PG&E argues it needs the additional money to improve wildfire safety, while consumer advocates say it's too much, too soon, unfair and inequitable. Joining us to help us better understand why PG&E keeps raising its rates and turning to its customers with more hikes is Meredith Fowlie, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. PG&E released a statement to Insight: “PG&E recognizes our responsibility to serve our customers safely and reliably, and we are aggressively focused on how to deliver work safely at a lower cost. We prioritize safety above all else. Undergrounding powerlines in the highest fire-risk areas will make our hometowns and California safer, improve electric reliability, and save customers billions of dollars in avoided annual tree trimming and overhead line maintenance costs. Investing in our system to make it more climate-resilient and decarbonized will make it safer and cleaner. We are working to keep customer cost increases at or below assumed inflation, between 2 and 4% a year. Actions we've taken to reduce costs include working with customer advocates on an alternative to commercial insurance saving customers up to $1.8 billion over the next four years, and accessing non-traditional funding sources like federal grants and loans to speed up safety work at a lower cost to customers.” Christmas Tree Permits It's that time of year when people begin thinking about the winter holidays and the many associated traditions, including getting a Christmas tree. For those looking for an affordable and environmentally-beneficial way to partake in this tradition, the U.S. Forest Service is selling Christmas tree permits for people to harvest their tree in multiple national forests across the country, including several in California. Lisa Herron, Public Affairs Specialist with the USDA Forest Service's Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit joins Insight to talk more about the permit program's benefits.
Today on City Cast Portland we're talking about dubious crime rate data, the Portland Police Bureau's new independent monitor, and Portland General Electric's rate hike (yet again). Joining host Claudia Meza on this week's news roundup are Portland Business Journal reporter Malia Spencer and our very own executive producer, John Notarianni. Stories Discussed in Today's Episode: ‘It's Gotten Worse:' Lower Crime Rates Belie Portland's Actual Picture [Portland Business Journal
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Vote no on Salem's city income tax: https://oregoncatalyst.com/72904-wage-tax-eugene-portland-salem.html Should Israel back off destroying Hamas in Gaza because of well planned/organized world wide protests, including in Portland? https://www.kptv.com/2023/11/05/portlanders-hold-protest-israel-gaza-conflict-call-us-leaders-intervene/?outputType=amp Are you willing to pay 20% more for electricity from PGE? https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2023/11/pge-customers-will-pay-more-for-electricity-in-2024.html?outputType=amp Protect your cheap and abundant electricity against radical enviro's who want to take out the Detroit/Big Cliff dams! Army Corps listening session to begin next week so get ready to speak your mind! https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2023/11/04/us-army-corps-listening-sessions-hydropower-future-in-willamette-river-basin/71397938007/ ABC news discusses ditching Biden cause NYTimes poll shows Trump beating Biden in 5 battleground states by landslide margins: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/11/brutal-abc-panel-openly-discusses-throwing-biden-garbage/ 3 Dem states have serious election fraud cases: tip of the iceberg folks: https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/new-primary-election-ordered-election-fraud-alleged-connecticut
Are you ready if terrorists attack inside America? FBI director warns it's going to happen: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/fbi-director-chris-wray-issues-warning-that-hamas/ Longtime intel analyst Tony Seruga warns of multiple attacks in the US: https://www.westernjournal.com/39-year-intel-analyst-will-multiple-terrorist-attacks-u-s/ WH admits 500 Americans being held hostage in Gaza: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/10/white-house-admitted-hamas-is-holding-nearly-500/ PGE granted a 17% rate increase for 2024 after this years massive rate increase: Why? Whose to blame? https://www.kgw.com/article/money/business/utility-rate-increase-portland-general-electric/283-3e7ff23d-f921-4fce-b204-1d7814ca1fc9 Fauci's lab in Montana infected bats with a Coronavirus from Chinese Wuhan lab: https://www.kgw.com/article/money/business/utility-rate-increase-portland-general-electric/283-3e7ff23d-f921-4fce-b204-1d7814ca1fc9 9th Circuit Court of Appeals maintains California's assault weapons ban: https://yournews.com/2023/10/29/2676445/us-court-of-appeals-maintains-california-assault-weapons-ban/#close_banner
➤ Musk appears on Joe Rogan's podcast and discussed the Cybertruck, among other topics ➤ Form 4 for Drew Baglino ➤ Update on Giga Mexico permits ➤ Tesla wins Autopilot lawsuit ➤ PG&E provides update on previous Megapack fire ➤ Toyota announces additional battery investment ➤ Chevy Equinox EV pricing ➤ FAA completes safety review for Starship ➤ Calendar Shareloft: https://www.shareloft.com Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/teslapodcast Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tesladailypodcast Tesla Referral: https://ts.la/robert47283 Executive producer Jeremy Cooke Executive producer Troy Cherasaro Executive producer Andre/Maria Kent Executive producer Jessie Chimni Executive producer Michael Pastrone Executive producer Richard Del Maestro Executive producer John Beans Disclosure: Rob Maurer is long TSLA stock & derivatives
This episode is a continuation of my series on palliative care and end of life issues. My guest is Dr. Aditi Sethi. Dr. Sethi is a hospice and palliative care physician, end-of-life doula, and musician. Featured in the forthcoming film The Last Ecstatic Days, Aditi is an emerging and important voice for shifting our culture's understanding and approach to dying, death, and bereavement care. Dr. Sethi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Conscious Living and Dying which will formally launch in the near future. The mission of Center for Conscious Living and Dying is to create a community that embodies living a meaningful life through inner exploration and growth, service, and community-supported end-of-life care. Aditi is here to share with us her journey into establishing and developing the Center and to help us understand more fully its vision and work. To learn more, go to the website for the Center at ccld.community. The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called 'Father Let Your Kingdom Come' which is found on The Porter's Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter's Gate Worship Project.
In this week's podcast we discuss some upcoming 'scary' news in solar - #PGE rate increase and #AB2143 and the impacts on future solar projects. About Jamie Duran & Solar Harmonics Brought to you by Solar Harmonics in Northern California, who invite their customers to “Own Their Energy” by purchasing a solar panel system for their home, business, or farm. Here, you can check out the website for the top solar energy equipment installer, Solar Harmonics. In each episode we discuss questions facing people making the decision to go solar. The solutions to your questions are given to you – straight – by one of the leading experts in the solar industry, Jamie Duran, president of Solar Harmonics. Have a question about solar? Chances are Jamie's answered it in our searchable podcast library! About Adam Duran & Magnified Media Solarcast is produced and co-hosted by Adam Duran, director of Magnified Media. With offices in downtown San Francisco & Walnut Creek, California, Magnified Media is a digital marketing agency focused on online marketing, local and national SEO, website design and lead generation for companies of all sizes. Magnified Media helps company leaders master their marketing by: • getting their website seen at the top of Google rankings, and • getting them more online reviews, • creating media content that engages with each client's target audience. In his spare time, Adam enjoys volunteering on the board of several community-based non-profits and hosting his own weekly podcast Local SEO in 10. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/straight-talk-solarcast/message
Intra Energy Corporation Ltd (ASX:IEC) MD Ben Dunn tells Proactive the company has submitted a program of work (POW) application to the Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) for its Yalgarra magmatic nickel-copper-platinum group element (PGE) and lithium project. Some 70 kilometres east of Kalbarri in Western Australia, the Yalgarra Project is a focal point for the company's forthcoming drilling operations. The application follows a substantial number of drilling targets identified across the 400-square-kilometre project area. The company expects the POW to be granted within four to six weeks and has lodged a request for a heritage survey with the Native Title Group. #invest #investing #investment #investor #stockmarket #stocks #stock #stockmarketnews
Caspin Resources Ltd (ASX:CPN) MD Greg Miles tells Proactive the company is investigating the lithium potential at its Yarawindah Brook Project. The project sits within Western Australia's southwest Yilgarn craton, in the same geological area as the Greenbushes mine — the world's largest lithium-cesium-tantalum (LCT) pegmatite deposit at 360 million tonnes at 1.5% lithium oxide. This comes as the company progresses opportunities at the Mount Squires Project. The potential for lithium bearing pegmatites adds to the strategic value of Yarawindah Brook where Caspin is working to discover high-grade PGE-nickel-copper deposits. #proactiveinvestors #ASX #CPN #lithium #invest #investing #investment #investor #stockmarket #stocks #stock #stockmarketnews
Em manifestação durante o julgamento das três ações de investigação judicial eleitoral (Aije) contra Jair Bolsonaro, o procurador-geral eleitoral, Paulo Gonet se posicionou contra a condenação da chapa do ex-presidente por abuso de poder político em processos que tramitam no Tribunal Superior Eleitoral (TSE). --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jovempanmaringa/message
TMBS aired on December 17th, 2019. Episode summary: What are the lessons from the UK election for our movement. Joshua Kahn Russell joins us to talk about spirituality and activism. During the GEM, David breaks down the expansion of global debt. Shoutout to protesters for shutting down PG&E and demanding that it comes under public ownership. Evo Morales speaks after the coup. TMBS ReAirs come out every Tuesday here and on The Michael Brooks Show YouTube Channel. This program has been put together by The Michael Brooks Legacy Project. To learn more and rewatch the postgame and all other archived content visit https://www.patreon.com/TMBS - The TMBS ReAir project was created to give people who discovered Michael's work towards the end of his life or after his passing a weekly place to access his work without feeling overwhelmed by the volume of content they missed, as well as continuing to give grieving friends, family and fans their Tuesday evenings with Michael. While the majority of the content and analysis on TMBS has stayed relevant and timeless, please remember some of the guest's work and subject matter on the show is very much linked to the time when the show first aired. The appearance of some guests on TMBS does not constitute an endorsement of those guests' current work.
The reason I feature storytelling as often as I do in this show is because of its capacity as an art form to build bridges between people and connect them, existentially and emotionally to experience the 'world' within the story, and thereby existentially and emotionally to experience the lives of others and The Other. Storytelling is a therapy and, as you know from my interviews with Meta Commerce and Mark Yaconelli, a medicine. And it can also be a joyful means of entertainment, fellowship, and communion. It is a way we make sense and meaning of our lives and realities. This episode focuses again on the importance of storytelling in African American culture. My guest is Gloria Elder. Gloria “Glo Glow” Elder has been telling stories for as long as she can remember. She enjoys writing and telling stories of her many adventures of growing up around her loving grandparents, who told her many family stories. If fact, Gloria credits her grandparents as the reason she developed a love for storytelling. When she became an Early Childhood Educator and Director, she told stories to children and adults in the day care center every Friday morning. Upon changing careers and missing the children at the day care center, she became a clown and created her act called, “The Magic of Clowning Around”. Her performances included, mime, singing, face painting and magic tricks. The themes of Gloria's stories are family history, saving our planet and transforming our life. She performs at birthday parties, in schools, hospitals, churches, cemeteries, and at festivals. She also loves telling African Folktales. Her first book titled, I Walked a Mile in Her Shoes: A Story of Unconditional Love, is a story about an adventure she had with her maternal grandmother. Gloria is a member of Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia and the National Association of Black Storytellers. To buy a copy of Gloria's book, contact her at email@example.com. To learn more about Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia go here: kuumbastorytellers.org To learn more about The National Association of Black Storytellers to here: https://www.nabsinc.org/ The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called 'Father Let Your Kingdom Come' which is found on The Porter's Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter's Gate Worship Project.
Phil talks way too much on his multiple stages of a business proposal. Micah and K Sera asks what the end game is all about. Show Notes: N/A K Sera's after thoughts: Once again, I am fascinated (and mildly horrified?) by the different ways we think. I like this real/fake company idea. It is interesting to think we could set up this elaborate scheme to move people out into corporate-land with real experience, postgrad. All with the goal of getting everyone a good job so we can all get on with living a comfortable life. I really don't think this is a new idea, however. In fact, I'm pretty sure this is a very old idea, but it's wearing a mustache and carrying an official “llc” status instead of, say, wearing a mitre and carrying a rosary; or wearing a badge and carrying a government sanctioned weapon; or wearing an American flag lapel pin and voting on government bills. They're really all just weird fraternity-hybrids. They all exist with the idea that forming an in-group will allow its members to collect power in one form or another so their members can more easily achieve their end goal - usually more power/influence. I still like it, though. It's better than letting people continue to flounder in the dumb cycle of: I want a job. But I need experience to get the job. But I need the job to get the experience. So how do I get the experience without the job?? Debt? The answer is debt. Or just giving up on getting the job. OR. Sign up with PGE, llc and we'll set you up with everything you need to gain experience to qualify for the job you want. We only ask that you remember us when you are making six figures and help our other members find their dream jobs as well. … we could make a religion out of this!
Janelle Kellman is the former mayor of Sausalito, an active member of the Sausalito City Council, and the founder and CEO of the Center for Sea Rise Solutions. Janelle's career spans environmental and policy roles, including leadership positions at the Environmental Protection Agency, PG&E, and advisory roles for organizations like Project Drawdown, Marin Clean Energy, and San Francisco Baykeeper. She chaired the Sausalito Planning Commission from 2016 to 2020, before joining the City Council in 2020.In this episode, Janelle discusses recent initiatives she's been prioritizing, what coastal resilience means, and how she collaborates with neighboring cities and coastal cities around the world to prepare for the inevitability of rising sea levels.On top of that, Janelle is an ultra-marathoner and a two-sport Division I athlete with degrees from Yale, Oxford, and Stanford. She also makes an exciting announcement at the end of the episode about her political future in California. You'll have to listen to the end to hear what it is!In this episode, we cover: [04:06]: Janelle's background in sports and leadership[08:39]: Navigating the challenges of 2020 as a mayor [10:45]: Origins of Center for Sea Rise Solutions and climate risks in Northern California[16:14]: Distinction between "sustainability" and "resilience"[19:34]: Key priorities and needs around sea level rise resilience[24:32]: Similarities between wildfire and sea level rise resilience[26:18]: Janelle's international collaborations and knowledge sharing on sea level rise [28:30]: International conferences like COP vs working with subnational leaders around the world[31:14]: Janelle's tips on getting involved local government, climate work, and finding your "ikigai"[39:01]: Natural overlap between outdoor athletes and climate activism[41:17]: An exciting announcement from Janelle on her political future[44:26]: How folks can follow and connect with Janelle [45:07]: Shinrin-yoku, Friluftsliv and other conceptsResources mentioned:Toxic Tides, UC Berkeley Sustainability And Health Equity LabKatrina: A History, 1915–2015, by Andy HorowitzGnar Country: Growing Old, Staying Rad by Steven KolterGet connected: Janelle Kellman LinkedInCody Simms X / LinkedInMCJ Podcast / Collective / Instagram*You can also reach us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, where we encourage you to share your feedback on episodes and suggestions for future topics or guests.Episode recorded on Aug 11, 2023 (Published on Sep 11, 2023)
Recording date: 1st September 2023Same comment as our last call - Nickel continues to bounce along the bottom of $20,000-$22,000 ($9-$10/lb) range where it's been since early June and has only briefly broken $9/lb. LME inventories remain near multi-year lows.China is still split on 2 key markets – sulphate for battery continues to tread water, while stainless continues to edge higher, again despite lots of noise on Chinese weakness with both stainless prices and NPI prices moving higher once again. Things are quiet here in summer, howeverSPC Nickel, who consolidated property in Sudbury from Vale, hit some interesting intervals. Talked in the past about a good exploration team that is in the same neighbourhood as Magna Mining Sudbury property.Hole WG-23-047, intersected a high-grade section that returned 1.27% Ni, 0.47% Cu over 18.00 metres from 245m to 263m within a thick zone of nickel and copper mineralization grading 0.70% Ni, 0.32% Cu over 50m from 221m to 271m.Canada Nickel made Mann Northwest announcement - is another major discovery One of 11 targets larger than Crawford – target geophysical footprint of 6km2 is more than triple the size of Crawford footprint.The first 8 holes drilled at Mann Northwest intersected well-mineralized, multi-hundred-metre intervals of mineralized peridotite and minor dunite across a combined strike length of 2.7 kilometres - all holes were largely mineralized across the entire core length. Initial mineralogy samples showed well-serpentinized material with heazlewoodite and pentlandite dominant nickel minerals.Target remains open in all directions.The big thing to talk about this week is Chalice Mining PEA – market cap has fallen by +30%. They are the big boy with a pre-announcement market cap of $1.8 billion (which was already higher), so we need to say it like it is – particularly as PEA had some “offensive/aggressive” assumptions. Headline numbers all look great – but the market quickly realized some very aggressive assumptions.Chalice Mining just published a PEA, a month earlier than Canada Nickel will be publishing their Feasibility Study (FS) on Crawford – their deadline for FS is 2.5-years from now.Their biggest issue is the price deck:Palladium price (over ½ revenue) was $2,000 – today's price is $1,200. Remember palladium's main use is now being phased out as EV market reduces the need for catalytic converterNickel price was $24,000 –($11/lb) – we'll probably be looking at the $20-$21,000 range. Copper price was $11,000 ($5/lb) – copper prices have NEVER been this highWhen looking at the value at today's price deck – you get to a value somewhere between negative and $500 million – Remember their market cap is still $1.3 billion!!Chalice and Canada Nickel are interesting comparisons. Gonneville was discovered about the same time as Crawford so a good yardstick – the focus was nickel initially, but it turned out to be mostly PGE deposit with a scale about 1/3 less than Crawford and half the mine life.Another thing that is interesting is capex – we've indicated our capex will likely be in $US1.8-1.9 billion range, Chalice is getting 1/3 bigger mine/mill operation, a leach plant, a hydromet plant for 10% LESS cost than Canada Nickel in a higher cost jurisdiction.When the price deck is crazy aggressive, raises questions around what of the other 300-400 assumptions in there are also very aggressive! Will need a reset of expectations, and more than likely, a new owner who can take advantage of this fall from grace.I'll State it AgainWe have talked about it in the past, but want to make sure watchers are very clear on this point.A PEA IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THE ENGINEERING FIRM WRITING THE REPORT. REMEMBER THERE ARE ENGINEERING COMPANIES THAT ALMOST NEVER BUILD PROJECTS, SO WRITING REPORTS IS THEIR BUSINESS AND IF THEY DON'T GIVE MINING COMPANIES THE ANSWERS THEY WANT, THEY DON'T GET THE BUSINESS.MOST FRUSTRATING FOR ME, WHEN INVESTORS SAY WHY NOT PROJECT HAVE MID-20% IRR? REALITY IS THAT WITH VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS – ONLY GET THOSE RESULTS FOR SMALLER, HIGH-GRADE DEPOSITS IN TOUGH JURISDICTIONS, GENERALLY WITH A COMPARATIVELY SHORT LIFE OF MINE. IF BUILDING A MINE IN PLACE THAT GOVERNMENT WON'T TAKE IT AND A SCALE MAJORS WANT, BASE METALS PROJECTS ARE EITHER SIDE OF MID-TEENS IRR.
Several past donors to former President Donald Trump have jumped ship in favor of other Republican presidential candidates in 2024. However, one former contributor went even further, ditching the Republican Party altogether in favor of the growing No Labels movement, which is considering nominating a candidate in the 2024 presidential contest — especially if Trump and President Joe Biden are the two nominees. .A Harvard physicist professor cited remnants from a meteor-like object to claim that they could have come from outside our solar system. Though he skipped the first Republican primary debate on Fox News and has called the network “hostile” to him, Donald Trump still watches the channel. As the former president does from time to time, on Tuesday he reacted angrily to a Fox program, this time in the form of America Reports.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
News and More: A 44-year-old man drowns in the Clackamas River. Deputies arrest a drunken driver accused of crashing into a parker motor home and starting a fire. PGE officials applaud residents for helping ease stress on the utility system. Canby Conversation: We bring our annual live special from the Clackamas County Fair, featuring interviews with fair coordinators, exhibitors and superintendents, entertainers, 4-H members and more. This Week's Sponsors: DirectLink, Wild Hare Saloon, Canby Foursquare Church, Odd Moe's Pizza, The Odd Pod, Reif & Hunsaker P.C.
Interview with Neil Pettigrew, Director & VP of Exploration at Palladium One Mining (TSXV: PDM).Recording date: 23rd August 2023Palladium One Mining is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on discovering environmentally and socially responsible metals for green transportation and the energy transition. They have district-scale projects that target platinum group elements (PGE), copper, and nickel deposits in world-class mining jurisdictions.In Canada, the company is advancing the Tyko high-grade sulphide nickel-copper project in Ontario and the CanAlask project in the Yukon. Their flagship Läntinen Koillismaa (LK) project in Finland hosts a significant platinum-group-element (PGE) copper-nickel resource.Palladium One is committed to responsible mining practices and creating value for all stakeholders as they unlock the potential of the portfolio of copper, nickel, and PGE assets. Their goal is to supply the metals essential for clean energy and electric vehicles while minimizing their environmental impact.
Nickel continues to bounce along the bottom of the $20,000-$22,000 ($9-$10/lb) range where it's been since early June and has only briefly broken $9/lb. LME inventories remain near multi-year lowsStainless prices are now moving higher in multiple markets which is generally a good signal for overall market conditions. Over the last few weeks, have seen ore prices/NPI prices move higher, now joined by stainless prices in China and now in Europe as the market seems intent on restocking after spending most of the year destocking. Despite Chinese market weakness, Chinese stainless steel production was up more than 11% in the first half 2023. Remember that stainless still more than 2/3 of global nickel demand so good sign that should see the expected demand improve through the balance of the year.Quiet week news-wiseTalon Metals had good infill intercept using to look at the area of higher PGE content - 101.71 meters of high-grade nickel-copper mineralization grading 1.94% Ni,1.84% Cu, 0.35 g/t Pd, 0.64 g/t Pt and 0.62 g/t Au (1.61 g/t PGEt + Au) (3.04% NiEq) (see Table 1).Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but commentator DrJimJones materially misstated a couple of facts in a recent piece on Canada Nickel Corp.1. DrJimJones was quoting from PEA in May 2021 as to what needed to be spent for CNC to go to the next level, and then compared that amount to the June 2023 cash balance. Clearly just a mistake or conflation of data on his part. He may not have noted that since May 2021, CNC has raised nearly £$100 million in the interim to do what is needed, leaving their cash balance in a healthy position to finish their FS. I'm sure he would be willing to check and validate this, and shortly republish his thoughts using the correct assumptions.2. It is also worth noting that Crawford produces a FeCr concentrate which has some nickel in it. This product would make CNC the sole chrome producer in North America, and provide a low-carbon feed for the stainless market in North America (stainless steel is a mixture of nickel, iron, and chrome). The stainless market in the United States has significant premiums -more than $800-$1,000 price premiums versus Asia, and conversion margins of $1,000 per tonne (or ~$6/lb premium per pound of contained nickel) so good to get units into this market.3. In any technical report, always good to look at the assumptions. Assumptions are only as good as a company that signs off on technical reports. Lots of bad technical report companies out there. CNC however uses Ausenco, who not only do studies but actually bid on & build these projects. Ausenco signed off on the overall report. CNC's work on the pricing for this material was done by CRU, a leading metal price consultancy, and SMR – the leading stainless and alloy market consultant.4. Interestingly, iron price is not iron ore price – it is Fe scrap price in North America (which is how stainless feed material is priced) - it averaged $US407 per tonne in February 2023 according to USGS versus the $290/tonne number used in 2021 PEA. So DrJimJones talk of iron ore pricing and decline in iron ore pricing is again perhaps conflating data. Again I'm sure given the chance DrJimJones will choose to restate their thoughts and the impact of their conclusions for CNC.5. And in addition, the current US ferrochrome price which was the basis for chromium pricing was assumed to be $1.04 per pound in the CNC 2021 PEA, whereas it averaged $3.08 in 2022, and was $2.55 per pound in June 2023.6. Please also remember that Anglo American, one of the world's largest mining companies, made a 9.9% investment in Canada Nickel so they must have been comfortable with the CNC project assumptions and their own year-long diligence process.
El presidente de Unión del Pueblo Navarro ha dicho en 24 horas de RNE que apoyarán a Feijóo en una hipotética investidura. No obstante, si eso no llega a producirse, Esparza considera que prefiere "una repetición electoral para que España no depende de EH Bildu, ERC o Junts", ha dicho y ha insistido en que el líder del PP tiene "legitimidad para intentar un debate de investidura". Javier Esparza también se ha referido a EH Bildu, diciendo que la formación "no dice lo que de verdad son", a pesar de hablar de "feminismo, de cambio climático, de precariedad o de vivienda". "Discursos que todos podríamos compartir", ha considerado. Y sobre el Partido Nacionalista Vasco ha dicho que "es el partido que en una misma semana aprueba unos PGE con Rajoy y días después vota a favor de una moción de censura contra el señor Rajoy". Escuchar audio
Original Air Date 12-7-2019 In the context of the devastating fire on Maui, we are replaying this throwback episode to look at the reaction to decades of the fetishization of privatization in the form of a reinvigorated movement for public ownership of institutions meant to serve the public such as utilities, banks, train systems and so on. But this isn't your grandfather's top-down public ownership, the new movement has bottom-up, accountable, democratic control of institutions at the very core of its mission. Be part of the show! Leave us a message or text at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Members Get Bonus Clips and Shows + No Ads!) Join our Discord community! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: As California Burns Again, Rep. Ro Khanna Calls for PG&E to Become Publicly Owned Utility - Democracy Now - Air Date 10-31-19 PG&E declared bankruptcy amid a number of lawsuits related to the wildfires. We speak with California Congressmember Ro Khanna, who is calling for the California state government to take over control of PG&E. Ch. 2: When Power Goes Out, Who Is Held Accountable? - Building Local Power - Air Date 10-31-19 PG&E's negligence and how a distributed energy system could avoid future outages and detrimental fire damage. Ch. 3: Public Ownership 2.0 - Weekly Economics - Air Date 2-18-19 Public ownership is back on the agenda. But if privatization has failed, what kind of public ownership should replace it? Ch. 4: From Private Profits to Public Alternatives - The Next System Podcast - Air Date 1-24-19 The conversation runs the gamut from the pitfalls of the privatization of goods and services to the social benefits of public ownership and envisioning democratic governance thereof. Ch. 5: The Future of Banking - Ralph Nader Radio Hour - Air Date 6-29-19 Ralph welcomes Walt McRee President of Public Banking Associates, who explains how public banks should be the future of banking. Ch. 6: Trinity Tran on Public Banking - CounterSpin - Air Date 10-11-19 Trinity Tran, co-founder and lead organizer for Public Bank LA and a founding member of the California Public Banking Alliance. Ch. 7: Who's Afraid of Public Ownership? - The Laura Flanders Show - Air Date 1-28-19 Laura in conversation with Thomas Hanna, research director at The Democracy Collaborative and author of “Our Common Wealth: The Return of Public Ownership in the United States”. MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions) Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Thanks for listening! Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Support the show via Patreon Listen on iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | Alexa Devices | +more Check out the BotL iOS/Android App in the App Stores! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Review the show on iTunes and Stitcher!
Today on the show we're talking about the county's inability to follow through on plans to tackle homelessness, how state lawmakers forgot to pay their art bills, and what to do about PGE's dire warnings of what's to come. Joining host Claudia Meza on this week's news roundup are City Cast's director of newsletters, Bryan M. Vance, and lead producer, John Notarianni. Stories discussed in today's episode: Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre Suspends Upcoming Season, Due to Lack of Funding [OPB] Lawmakers Stiffed Arts Groups in 2023 [Willamette Week] Multnomah County Delays SE Portland Safe Park Shelter Debut in Latest Homeless Services Stumble [Oregonian
There is an increasing awareness of a several things related to aging. One is the fact that modern medicine and health practices are making it possible for people to live longer so that more people are able to live to being senior adults and to do so for a long time. Another is that members of the Baby Boom generation are retiring. A third is that for many people the experience if aging is not a good experience. So, efforts are being made and practices developed to address the present circumstances related to aging. This episode will focus on the ideas, practices, and events connected with the concept of Sage-ing. Sage-ing was developed by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Schalomi. The fruit of his experiences and efforts from addressing his own aging have produced many things, but the two in particular that are discussed in this episode are his book that he co-wrote with Ronald S. Miller titled From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older, and the organization, Sage-ing International. My guests to help us understand more fully this movement called Sage-ing are Jeanne Marsh and The Reverend David Blackmon. After retiring from the corporate world in 2005, Jeanne received an MA from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology where she was first introduced to Sage-ing through Reb Zalman's book, From Age-ing to Sage-ing . Jeanne brings twenty-seven years experience in corporate Human Resources and Management Training and Development. She currently serves as Coordinator for the Sage-ing Leader Certification Program. Jeanne is also certified to administer and consult using theMyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and facilitates “Connecting With Self” and Sage-ing workshops in the Asheville area as well as partnering with other Sage-ing Leaders throughout the country. David Blackmon serves as a chaplain in health care facilities in Western North Carolina. David's training includes masters degrees from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. David completed a year's internship in clinical pastoral education in 1989 before beginning a 20-year stent at Mission Hospitals in Asheville, North Carolina. He served as Coordinating pastor for First Baptist Church of Asheville for a dozen years before entering semi-retirement in 2021. During a sabbatical, he completed the Spiritual Guidance Program at the Shalem Institute in 20014-2015. David rejoices in the sacred experiences and creative callings of people from all faiths and backgrounds and welcomes this diversity as a crucial resource in the growing community of sage-ing. The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called 'Father Let Your Kingdom Come' which is found on The Porter's Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter's Gate Worship Project.
On Today's Show: https://thehotshotwakeup.substack.com/ Full operational update. Very busy around the nation. Southwest moves to a Preparedness Level 4. New fires in the PNW and Northern Rockies. Texas and Colorado looking to be busy. What is it like raising a family while a wildland firefighter? One Smokejumper and Hotshot's story. The challenges of work-life balance. PG&E stops trimming trees around powerlines. Decides to cut the amount of lines it'll bury. The company says it will prioritize shutting power off instead because it's cheaper… Plus more. THE HOTSHOT WAKE UP - Thank you to all of our paid subscribers. It allows us to donate generously to firefighter charities and supports all the content we provide. You also receive all of our article archives, more podcast episodes, Monday morning workouts, entered into our giveaways, recipes, and more.
This episode is a part of a continuing series to enable you to hear the spectrum of American Indian/Native American/Indigenous/First Nations voices, especially in their response to Christianity and its history in the United States. If you are interested in this interview, you may also be interested in my interview with Dr. Tink Tinker, an Osage man, in Episode 8. My guest for this episode is The Reverend Dr. Tim Ross. Tim is a close friend of mine. Until Covid, we were in a prayer/conversation group together for over a decade. Tim is a pastor, teacher, cross-cultural worker, husband, dad of four grown children, and grandfather of five grandchildren. He is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation (West). He has served as minister of the Hopwood Christian Church in Elizabethton, TN since 1996. Prior to that, Tim and his family served with Christian Missionary Fellowship among the Maasai tribe in Kenya, Africa. Tim is an instructor at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, mentors ministers and missionaries, and is passionate about building relationships with folks of all cultures, with immigrants, prisoners, and folks who struggle to get by. He is a graduate of Milligan College and Emmanuel Christian Seminary. Tim is here to share with us his experience as a Cherokee, a Christian, a minister, a missionary, and his beginning work with NAIITS (originally referred to as North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies). You can learn more about NAIITS at naiits.com. Other resources related to our conversation: Cherokee Nation Eastern Band of Cherokee Nation United Keetoowah Band The Cherokees and Christianity, 1794-1870: Essays on Acculturation and Cultural Persistence, by William G. McLoughlin Journeying into Cherokee: Help and Encouragement for Learning the Cherokee Language, by Mary Rae and Ed Fields Rescuing the Gospel from the Cowboys: A Native American Expression of the Jesus Way, by Richard Twiss Native American Contextual Ministry: Making the Transition, by Casey Church (author), Ray Martell (editor), Sue Martell (editor) Monuments to Absence: Cherokee Removal and the Contest over Southern Memory, by Andrew Denson First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called 'Father Let Your Kingdom Come' which is found on The Porter's Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter's Gate Worship Project.
Join Mark York of LegalCast and Mass Tort News as he engages in a captivating interview with Eric Goodman, a seasoned bankruptcy counsel at Brown Rudnick. Together, they navigate the complex world of mass tort litigation, discussing Eric's involvement in high-profile cases such as the Boy Scouts of America Litigation, Takata Airbags, and the PG&E bankruptcy. Gain valuable insights into the challenges faced, the progress made, and the potential future of mass tort litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. This thought-provoking conversation touches on important topics like victim advocacy, societal changes, international considerations, and more. In this interview, Eric shares his extensive background and expertise in mass tort cases, highlighting the firm's specialization in plaintiff-side representations in complex bankruptcy cases. Discover the current status of the Boy Scouts litigation and potential outcomes, as well as the impact of recent changes in laws and societal acceptance on mass tort litigation. Gain an understanding of the significance of addressing past wrongs and implementing changes within institutions. Eric's involvement in cases such as Takata Airbags and the PG&E bankruptcy provides valuable insights into the complexities of global implications and emotional impacts on the victims. Explore the importance of addressing the risk of future fires and the financial implications associated with mass tort cases. The evolving legal landscape and international considerations are also discussed, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities in this field. Throughout the interview, Eric emphasizes the importance of collaboration and invites legal professionals to connect and share their experiences. Don't miss this captivating interview where Mark York and Eric Goodman offer valuable perspectives on mass tort litigation, bankruptcy proceedings, and the pursuit of justice for victims. Stay informed about the ever-evolving legal landscape in this engaging discussion! https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-goodman-a460935/ https://brownrudnick.com/ Remember to subscribe and follow us on social media… LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mass-tort-news Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/masstortnewsorg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masstortnews.org
Recording date: 6th July 2023Nickel popped back up away from $20,000 level to $20,500 to $21,000 level. Again, still expect some near-term weakness and break below $20,000, but nickel continues to be resilient.Good news is earlier drop in nickel prices have continued to lead to “Great Compression” – sulphate discount dropped by more than half as sulphate prices increased as LME prices dropped and NPI discounts also shrank despite less than stellar stainless market with NPI prices dropping slightly and not following larger drop in nickel prices.Grab bag of itemsClean Air Metals doing reset after having to restate resource. Updated metallurgical test program consisted of locked cycle tests on a variety of composite samples with a range of head grades from both the Current and Escape deposits and delivered recoveries of 70.2% to 80.9% Platinum (Pt) and 74.0% to 86.9% Palladium (Pd) and copper recoveries from 89.9% to 96.3% and nickel recoveries from 55 to 57%. Testing ability to produce separate nickel-PGE and copper concentratesGlencore Plc said on Monday it had proposed to buy the remaining stake in copper miner PolyMet Mining it does not already own for about $71 million. The Swiss commodity trader already owns 82.26% of PolyMet. In June, The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they are revoking NewRange's permit to develop its NorthMet copper-nickel mine, formerly known as PolyMet, near Hoyt Lakes. The Corps claims NewRange failed to meet EPA clean water standards.Toyota discussed solid state battery by 2027: its “technological breakthrough” will resolve durability issues, allowing an EV powered by a solid-state battery to have a range of 1,200km and a charging time of 10 minutes or less. People get worried that a new battery - Solid state just refers to form of electrolyte doesn't change which anode or cathode you would use.Queensland State announced that it would invest A$245M (US$164M) into helping expand its critical minerals sector. The amount includes a fund of A$100M that will support new investment into mining projects in the region alone. The new announcement states that the Queensland government will help mining companies in a multitude of ways. First, the state will allocate A$55M for investments to reduce rent for new and existing exploration minerals permits to A$0 for the next five years. One of the main highlights of the announcement was that there will be a A$100M Critical Minerals and Battery Technology Fund, which will support new project investment. Additionally, Queensland will also spend approximately A$75M to establish critical mineral zones, initially in the cities of Julia Creek, Richmond, and around Mount Isa, to help advance critical minerals projects. Along with these initial investments, Queensland will also establish an integrated office to oversee the critical mineral sector development and help attract international investment. The state government will also invest A$5M for critical minerals mining waste and tailings, as well as A$8M to fund scientific research including circular economy initiatives, with A$1M to be used for advance research and ESG.Stellantis battery plant which had halted construction in Ontario, Canada as felt that government hadn't lived up to matching IRA benefits. Province of Ontario agreed would provide up to $5 billion in tax breaks based on production over a 10-year term. He said the other $10-billion in tax breaks would come from the federal government. Ontario minister Vic Fedeli - "It's not like the incentive money that the province and the feds delivered to the battery company," he said. "We invested $500 million in capital. This is like a performance incentive or a tax break. It's not a cheque per se.Horizonte Minerals Plc (AIM/TSX: HZM) (“Horizonte” or the “Company”), a nickel company developing two Tier 1 assets in Brazil, is pleased to announce that it has received its mining approval permits allowing it to commence mining. Araguaia Nickel Project Line 1 remains on-schedule for production in Q1 2024 with over 50% of the construction programme completed to date. FS for doubling production to 29ktpa on track for 2nd half 2023.Posco Holdings announced earlier this week its plans to invest $93bn into battery materials, hydrogen and its green steel business by 2030.Wyloo reached 90% ownership of Mincor and can now mandatory close to 100%. Also made clear that not done doing nickel acquisitions.
This week we're replaying a classic episode where your hosts Steve Lowry and Yvonne Godfrey interview Michael A. Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger (https://www.walkuplawoffice.com) Remember to rate and review GTP in iTunes: Click Here To Rate and Review Episode Details: Accomplished California personal injury lawyer Michael A. Kelly, a shareholder at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and recent Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame inductee, shares how he secured justice for the first of thousands of victims of a defectively designed medical device. On December 5, 2007, U.S. Air Force veteran Loren "Bill" Kransky underwent hip surgery in Montana, receiving a DePuy ASR Acetabular Hip System orthopedic implant. DePuy, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, first put the ASR Acetabular Hip System on the market in Europe in 2004, and soon after began receiving notifications from prominent surgeons that the device was flawed. Despite receiving these notifications, DePuy continued to market the metal implant as a low-wear product that required only one surgery and failed to report product issues to American doctors. On August 4, 2010, a recall was issued and the Depuy ASR Acetabular Hip System was labeled as defective, but the damage was already done for millions of patients, including Loren. Following the recall, Loren underwent revision surgery to have the implant removed because it was shedding metal debris into the tissue of his hip and bloodstream. In March 2013, a Los Angeles jury returned a verdict in favor of Loren, awarding $8,338,136.12 in damages for the pain caused by the defective design and ultimately helping to facilitate a $2.5 billion national settlement for all victims. Click Here to Read/Download Trial Documents Guest Bio: Michael A. Kelly Mike Kelly is one of the nation's top personal injury attorneys. For four decades he has protected consumers from corporate greed, medical mistakes, dangerous household products, unsafe medical devices, and motor vehicle accidents of every kind. He has tried, settled, and arbitrated more than 200 cases where the recovery by his client exceeded $1 million. In 2020 he helped negotiate the multibillion-dollar resolution of the 2017 California wildfire lawsuits brought against utility giant PG&E. Before that, his $8.341 million verdict in the first DePuy ASR/Johnson & Johnson metal-on-metal artificial hip litigation helped produce a $2.5 billion national settlement for all victims. In 2021 Mike was the number one vote-getter for the second year in a row on the 2021 list of Northern California “Super Lawyers”. A member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, Kelly was also included on the “Top 10” and “Top 100” list of lawyers in Northern California for the 18th time, as well as being selected by Best Lawyers to its prestigious roster for the 20th consecutive year. Recognized for his leadership in some of the most significant consumer protection cases in our state, Kelly made the list of the Los Angeles Daily Journal's 2021 Top Plaintiff Lawyers and was inducted into Lawdragon's Hall of Fame for his many years of pro-consumer successes, most recently demonstrated by his role in the litigation against the giant utility PG&E for the damage caused by the 2017-2018 Northern California wildfires and the devastating Butte County Camp Fire. When resolution by mediation or settlement fails, Kelly is ready to take his clients' cases before juries. 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My guest for this episode is the Reverend Dr. Jonathan C. Augustine. But that is the name that appears on his books. In his personal relationships, Dr. Augustine goes by Jay. Dr. Augustine serves as senior pastor of St. Joseph AME Church, in Durham, NC, and as general chaplain of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He is an accomplished author, respected academic leader, and nationally recognized social justice advocate who speaks for the equality of all human beings. Prior to Dr. Augustine's current pastoral service, he led Historic St. James AME Church (1844), in downtown New Orleans, the oldest predominantly black, Protestant congregation in the Deep South, while simultaneously teaching at Southern University Law Center. He recently served as a visiting professor at North Carolina Central University Law School and as a consulting faculty member at Duke University Divinity School, where he is also a member of the Board of Visitors and a missional strategist with the Center for Reconciliation. After graduating from Howard University, with a degree in economics, Augustine served as a decorated infantry officer in the United States Army. He earned his law degree at Tulane University and served as a law clerk to Chief Justice (then-Associate) Bernette Joshua Johnson, at the Louisiana Supreme Court, before practicing law and serving in both publicly elected and appointed offices in Louisiana. After accepting the call to ordained ministry, he earned his Master of Divinity degree, at United Theological Seminary, as a Beane Fellow and National Rainbow-PUSH Coalition Scholar, before completing a fellowship at Princeton Theological Seminary, and earning his Doctor of Ministry at Duke University. In addition to numerous articles published in law reviews, Dr. Augustine is the author of three books that can be found on Amazon: The Keys Are Being Passed: Race, Law, Religion and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement , Called to Reconciliation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion , and his most recent work, When Prophets Preach: Leadership and the Politics of the Pulpit . In this episode Dr. Augustine and I will be discussing Called to Reconciliation. You can learn more about Dr. Augustine from his website: https://www.jayaugustine.com/ The intro and outro music for this episode is from a clip of a song called 'Father Let Your Kingdom Come' which is found on The Porter's Gate Worship Project Work Songs album and is used by permission by The Porter's Gate Worship Project.
Aloha friends, it's Robert Stehlik. Welcome to another episode of the Blue Planet Show, which I record right here in my home office and talking to wing foil athletes, designers, thought leaders, anyone who has something interesting to say. And today's interview is with Olivia Piana. She's an amazing world class athlete, not just in wing foiling and surf foiling and downward foiling, but also in standup paddle surfing, standup paddle racing, wind foiling, kiting and more. She has several world titles in her name. She talks a little bit about the challenges of competing as a woman in these male dominated sports and her about her goals. And then this summer, the moca Oahu race is coming up. We talk about that she's entered to race in that one of the few women doing the downward foiling. I'm entered in that race as well, so I'm looking forward to doing more interviews. Talking to athletes that are entered in this race before and after. So hope you can join me for some of those interviews. As always, you can watch it right here on YouTube or listen to it on your favorite podcast app. Just search for the Blue Planet Show. So without further ado, here is Olivia Piana. Okay, Olivia, welcome to the Blue Planet Show. It's great to have you here. Thank you. Hello, Robert? Yeah, so it's you're in Portugal. I guess it's 7:00 PM for you, for me. It's eight o'clock in the morning and Hawaii. Yeah, thanks for joining me and from the other side of the world. It's pretty cool that we can talk like this on Zoom, yeah. I've never talked to you before, so it's good to meet you virtually. But can you talk a little bit about like, how. Start from the very beginning. Where were you born? How did you get into water sports and what, how did you get into what you do today? I was born in Marsai in south, south France. Then I grew up in ban a very small city in the beginning of the Alps. So I was an hour and a half away from the coast, from the Mediterranean Sea. And I, so I grew up on a very natural place with the mountains and I play many different sport. When I was kid, I had the luck to have my parents that really gave me the opportunity to discover many things. And my mom is a windsurf fan. And when I was kid she brought me on the windsurf and yeah, I just totally fallen in love to a windsurf thing when I was 12 in in the Mediterranean Sea. And I wanted to dedicate my life to it. It was my dream to be wind surf for pro and to compete around the world and to win titles. And I had my my like some champions that I really loved. And yeah, that's that's how I discovered the patient for the ocean, the wind and the wave and wind surfing is my first sport. Okay. And then, so like you started at 12 years old and then you got into windsurf racing right away or like competing with windsurfing or, yeah, I started with windsurfing P dub race, slalom race. And so I went with my mom. My mom helped me on the competition and she really loved it too. And I start to travel a bit more. I never compete a lot on the wave, even if I really loved the wind surfing on the wave. But I guess, racing is much more easy to compete than wave riding. And when I was from the Mediterranean Sea in France, it's not really wavy. So yeah I had more opportunity to race and to do slalom. And and yeah, it was the only thing I will be more lucky to be a man a man that, a woman in windsurfing because it was not that easy to have a sponsor and help to compete and to, but I did it anyway and I really loved it. So you like yeah. You're basically, you're saying that the sponsors were not as helpful when you, for women, like they didn't support women as much as men? Is that what you're saying? Yeah, I think it's it's a system that the industry is mainly men and then they think the women don't buy the product and then they design the product for the men. And then there is no woman into the sport. But it's more about the history of the sport and the mentality and the vibe on the beach and everything. It's not so welcoming for women and it's like it is, but some women try to make changes, but it's not so easy. Luckily with standard paddling and today with wing foiling, it's really different and there is more opportunity for women to, to compete. But it's changing slowly, but it's not that easy to to improve it. Yeah. Yeah, that's, so I was kid and I was on the beach like, Hey guys, can I really windsurf with you? But yeah, it was basically my most of the people get help for the, from the family or they work to pay everything because windsurfing is super Super expensive. But yeah, it's, it was not so easy, but I did my best and I'm super happy anyway. Okay. And then what came next? Cuz I know you got into all kinds of sports. Standup paddling and then foiling, wing foiling and I, what else? Yeah, and then I discover standard paddling in 2011. It was the day that it was not windy. And then I went with friends with this long and big boards on the waves. And yeah, it was the first time actually that I surf a wave without a sail. And and then thanks to my friend Fred Bonne that. So I live in tar that I met there in Spain. I this guy really pushed me to go into the racing and to compete and we were like a team to go to the event. And it, the funniest thing is I already wanted to compete in wave stopping and the first World Cup was in latter in 2012. And there was also the racing, the surfing and the racing were together. And the title there, there was the overall for was, I think it was the eight, no it was the standard war two before. And there was this overall title for surfing and race and racing. And then I did also the racing, but I was not so motivated to do it. And I won the race. I was like, oh, wow. Actually, it's pretty cool. And I discover how fun is it to race? And it's not only boring, to paddle, paddle, paddle for 15 kilometer. And it was pretty technical. The day after the distance race, we went on the wave to do the technical race. And it was a mix of racing and surfing. And I really love it. And I won again, like it was a bigger crash on the way with all the girls, like surfing and at the mark, like with the racing board. But yeah, it was so fun. And yeah, I got better opportunity in surfing than windsurfing. From the same brands. That's what it was. Very strange. Like the same brands on the windsurfing and stand up industry gave more money to women in surfing. So I was like, okay. And I had the opportunity to compete in standardizing more easy. Okay. So what, who was your sponsor at that time? Who was sponsor? Yeah, sorry to say it, but it was fanatic. Fanatic, okay. But maybe it's the situation, maybe it was more, it give more visibility if, it was just at this time more easy to have a good contract in s than wind surfing. So basically they were probably making more money with standup paddle board, so they wanted to promote that more than windsurfing. Is that basically fanatic, they sell a lot of windsurf boards, but maybe for a woman it was easily, it was more easy to give the good image to sail boards, to sell subs sub boards than wind surfboard. Okay. Yeah. So it was like it was it was like this. So yeah, I start like this. And so that was, so the first time you competed in standup paddling, you basically, you won the racing and then you also won the surfing. So you were the o or No, I didn't won the surfing. The surfing was on the very small waves and I got lost, I think. So I was thinking okay. It was Surfing in competition is not easy because it's very rare that you have the good condition and you can express yourself. And then racing make it much more easy. You just have the start and the finish. And also about the judgment. It's judgment in racing is pretty easy. Just you paddle and you cross the finish line and you have your position. And yeah, and I, and then I got some prize money with this competition and that permit me to go to the next competition and I start like this. Nice. I'm gonna, I'm gonna screen share a little bit from your Facebook page or Instagram or Facebook where they st. Like way in, in the past, but yeah, this was like, I guess you were writing fanatic boards and, but yeah, I guess even early on you were getting like stories in magazines and everything, right? Yeah. This was in the Sri Lanka. This was in Sri Lanka, my first barrel, let's say. Oh. And yeah it has an amazing streak. We were surfing on the wave on the morning and wind surfing on the afternoon. And to have a fanatic as a sponsor on this trip was really cool to do both sports. Okay. Yeah. So after you won your first Santa Paddle race, then what happened? You went to more contests and then traveled, like what? Yeah, basically I really traveled a lot thanks to sap. Standard, bring me everywhere in the world and make me meet a lots of amazing people. And I am super grateful for that. It's so easy and versatile. You can go everywhere. You can go like the picture that you see with many people on the board. I think it's in Leon, in France. On the river. On the river run. Yeah. And yeah, was really the beginning. The very beginning. This picture. Yeah. 2014. And then there was a races on, inflatable boards on in Europe. That's funny that, yeah. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. The inflatable board there are definitely not as performance as the rigid one, but it's so easy to travel with. Yeah. Is, are the European market, is it still like most people using inflatable boards in Europe on when there go standard path? Absolutely. Yeah. Yeah. There is a lot of inflatable boards for beginner or for people that don't paddles that much. They really love to go on the inflatable board and enjoy their time. Yeah. Makes sense. And actually, they are better and better. They are not good for surfing, for example, but for just paddling on in France for example, we have a lot of beautiful place for just paddle under crystal clear water. Super nice. Yeah, I mean it's just convenient cuz you can pack 'em up small, you can travel with it, take it on the airplane, all that kinda stuff, right? So definitely has some advantages. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. So then, okay. And then you got more, more and more into standup paddle racing or surfing and both Or what was Yeah. What were you up to? Yeah, I get more and more in racing. I broke my ankle in 2015 and this was very hard because I had to, no, I broke my feet windsurfing in, in Morocco in 2015 and and then it takes six months to recover. And yeah, this was a bit hard, but then I recover, I change sponsor as well to starboard in 2016. And then, yeah, I guess it was 2000 because me, sometime with the years I get I get lost, but thousand 16 I had a little down with the injury and then little by little up and then I was very performance in 2017, 18 and 19. At the PPG in California Pacific game and the I S A I won the, from 2013 to 2017. I got seven time this world champion. Of isa vice versa in technical rates and distance race. Okay. And I was like, what happened to me? I'm always, I'm a lot of time second then I take care. Like I really take care of every little detail and everything. And in 2018 in China I got were the champion of distance race for the first time. Congrats was so amazing. After seven time. Second I was like, finally. Yeah. With the French team. Tell us a little bit about that injury you had in 2016 in Morocco. You said did you get, your foot was stuck in the foot strapp or something? Or did you get Yeah, I was too. I was too late on the wave. I was like behind the lip, and then the lip catch me, and instead of my feet to go away like this, the board just turn on the other way. And then my, the I had the feet be between the mast and the board. It was like very bad. Then I just all my body just twist. And my, my, my foot was still on the strap. And then I just couldn't swim. My gear went away with the wave and somebody helped me with the windsurf to go back to the shore and they didn't discover immediately that it was broken. That's why it was very long to recover. And then when I discovered that it was actually broken was one month, so one month and a half after, because I still had the pain on the foot. And then I just had to rest and to, and I did outer rigor kinda, yeah. Outrigger paddle at, yeah. At that time. In France, we have some clubs from from and I learned a lot during this time how to paddle well with the ian on the typical canoe. And it was actually very good for the training to, to have this injury. Interesting. So basically, and then you came back stronger a after that. What are some things that you learned from the Ians and like for paddle stroke technique that helped you with standup paddle racing? Curious. The same with the Titian is they don't explain, they just show you. And they tell you, but it's like that, look at me, it's the technician. They're the, they have the feeling on the water, they, this is the emotion, this is the, what they feel more that what they think. And yeah, just spend a lot of time on the water with them watching them. And it, it was still not perfect, but for surfing was was good enough. And I, we train on the canoe with six girls and solo. And yeah, on the, we like the different way to train was super interesting that you can do also on the stop with the break and with no break with yeah, difference. Sometimes it was super hard and too much sometimes. But very good to open our mind to to this technique. Interesting. Okay. Okay. And then, so then you came back from your injury and you started then you started winning the races not coming in second or the overall world title like, or Yeah. Talk a little bit about that. I came back, the first race I won again was the race in Paris. In the TIC show. So it was the beginning of December in the winter, and it was the only race of the year that, for the first place there was one plane ticket for the 80, for the award. Oh, nice. Of this race. And I was so happy to win it. Then I went to TA next April, 2017, and I don't remember it was 16 or 17. But anyway, it was around this time. And then when you, when I went to Tahi, when you win the race there, you win a flight ticket again from Paris to Taai to Tahi. So I won the race. And I won another ticket and I was like, wow. So I will, and then I went to Te Eiti like this six, sixth time during three years. And I went twice the year, like on April and December to race there. Okay. Maybe you find some picture from TE here or, yeah. I don't know. Maybe it was already the time of Instagram. And then you were writing for star boards and I guess Yeah. You were on the starboard team. Yeah. At that time I was racing for Star, for starboard. Okay. And yeah, I had some boards there. And what was really cool that it's in, in Titi, we had some Darwin conditions, some canoe. This is in France with the girls. Your canoe team. Yeah. Became, which position were you paddling in? I was in the fourth. Okay. I was the motor, as they call it. Yeah. The power. Okay. This is the clinic I really love to, to teach as well. Yeah. At that time, do you have the date? 2016, at that time I was I was sailing actually boats for starboard. I was wor working on the boat show. I had this job because I was starting again to be a athlete after the injury. And then I got paid by representing the brand on the boat show on the 10th, on the stand. And then when it was the time, Of the race. I just escape from the tent and I went racing and that's how I was able to pay and to travel again. Okay. Yeah. This is in Paris. This is in Paris. And in this kind of boat show the people, they ask you a coffee when you are a woman. I was like, oh, do you wanna know about the boards? Or they, the guys about the boards and the girls are supposed to be puffy. And it was so funny cause there's some people they just don't know. They just like, and I was wearing this blue jackets that is the jacket of the girl that's just bring the coffee and pouring chestain, yeah. Yeah. It was after the winning, yeah. Thousand, yeah. Thousand 15. I won in 2015 and then I went back in 2016. So I went to TE for the first time in 2016. Yeah. Okay. Okay, cool. And all right, so then, so two trips to Tahiti, that where you won tickets, that's a long trip home from France to Tahiti. Yeah. That's 24 hour of flight. Okay. There is LA and then La Tahiti. Okay. And when was the first time you came to Hawaii? I went to Hawaii for the first time in 2013. Okay. After the Battle of the Paddle. It was the first time I went to the US and after the Bachelor of the Paddle, there was the Standard Paddle War in Oahu in Turtle Bay. Then I traveled first to Maui. Then no, actually I'm wrong. The first time I went to. To Maui was for the triathlon the ex ter world championship in 2000. Must be thousand 12 maybe. I'm lost with the years. Yeah. And I compete in triathlon Oh, in Maui. So you also Yeah, I was, because I was living on the mountain and then I couldn't go on the water and I did yeah, trilon for three years and I was selected for the ter world championship and I compete, and actually a friend of mine was was world champion of 2008 in 2008 in Maui. So this guy helped me a lot to go into the, sorry, my dog. To go into the Trilon scene and I, and actually went to Maui to compete in Trilon, but mostly to Windsurf in OK Kipa. And it was the excuse to go there. Okay. That's cool. So how far did you go in the triathlon scene in the three years you were doing it? Did you get win anything or? I got second and junior TER world championship, but it was not so much competitive. I was not so competitive in I'm most competitive in in standup or water sports. But it probably helped you with the endurance, and with the endurance for racing, right? Yeah. Very lot. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. And then standard paddler racing was just a mix of windsurfing and trilon. The endurance and the glide. Yeah. And the paddle technique from outrigger paddling, yeah. You learned? Yeah, absolutely. Okay. Okay. So then you're doing, you're competing in standup paddle racing, and then what happened next? You, yeah, what's happened next? I get, I got two other world title in China in 2019 at the World Championship World title. I got the, I got second on the distance race. I got first on the technical and then the big surprise, I won the sprint race, the 200 meter race. But it was my first time I compete on this format. And on the interview I say, okay guys, I think it's just the foing that helped me a lot to paddle hard to take off the board. Cause I never train on the sprinter format because I really prefer to go on the ocean and to play and to enjoy the, what the ocean has to give you, to just compete. Sprint was not so much my what I love to do. And then I got into stand surf oil first in 2017. I got my first board and then into standup foil in Portugal where I live. There is a really nice wave long and smooth wave for foiling. And a bit of current. So it's much better to go there with the step than with the surf. And yeah, I just got addict, addict into filing. But I was really thinking that at the beginning I still train in both race suppress and support because actually my job was to suppress, and the covid arrives 2020. And the actually helped at some point it helped me to stop suppressing because I, it was when you are, when you win races and when you are the leader of one sport, it's super hard to quit and to say, okay guys no, it's my time to. To do something else. And surprising was really my second family. I have so many friends that I met on the competition and I traveled everywhere in the world with, and it's, it was really not easy to stop this and to have another life. But yeah, at some point the covid help making the transition. And it seems like that was a pretty common thing that like the top people in Santa paddle racing discovered foiling, and especially for down winding it's so much more efficient to be on a foil. And it seemed like the whole kind of standup racing scene. Kinda fell apart a little bit because of that, I think. And because of Covid, like there weren't any races for a while and then, and it seems like now, it never got its momentum back too, right? Like it's seems like there's just not as, there's not as many races and not as many people competing anymore in stand paddling. Is that true or is that just my perception? I think so. Yeah. There is a, yeah, and it, I think it, it also depends where you live. If you live on a spot that you can practice downwind for sure you go into sub, sub fo. But there are some athletes there are still sub surprising maybe because they want to continue and they have the will to keep training very hard. And. And yeah, there is Casey. There is some athletes from France, in France that we have many eraser that get into sub foil. It's still it's still not so popular because sub subdominant, like we sub to do subin, to sub surf with the foil. But subin foil at the beginning is very hard, especially two years ago or three years ago. Yeah. Very challeng. So let's talk a little bit about that. What was it like to get, your first time you tried it or like, how, talk a little bit about how challenging it is, yeah. The first, my first unwin with the Sub Foy, I borrowed a board in France from a shop from a friend of mine. It was a Robert Tale bought. Huge one, like 2034 wide, maybe six, two long. And it was a cargo board, it was like this, a bubble. And when is I, it's not about the board, it's about the rider always, but to take off. And when you take off, you are about to fly and you paddle super hard. And then when you are about to take, to serve the swell, you actually don't know what to do. And you take really a while to go, like full commitment to take off the board and let's see what's next? And yeah I think it's real today with the new boards, the long boards, Yeah, it's this is one of my first boards. So this was like in 2019, yeah. 2019. Yeah. And yeah, at the beginning was very tough. Very tough. Yeah. To stop down in fo like in, so in France, the, my first dunin, I didn't take off. Maybe I just take off off for a kilometer for eight kilometer. I had a ten second of foiling. And yeah, just kept going. And I remember in Portugal, my first I tried to go for a 28 kilometer run with the Kayak east. With the kayak guys. And I, maybe I fly for half an hour in total, and I did it in three hour and a half. Wow. I was like, exhausted. I was like, what the fuck? And now this run, I do it in an hour and 30 minutes. Yeah. So more than two hour less. It's when there is really a big difference when you fly and when you don't fly, it's it's huge difference. It's lot. Yeah. And then if you paddling the whole way with a small board and a foil underneath, it's hard worker. It's very hard. Yeah. It's so hard. But, now with the big long again, it's it make it much more easy and. It's so cool because I think many people can get in into the sport and have more opportunity to enjoy it. And we are already at the start of something really cool. Yeah. Sport and also the foils that getting better and Yeah. And then, but you do need to have good conditions. It's not like you can go out in super light wind or Yeah. Like in any kind of conditions. That's one thing about standup paddling that I think is it's just more accessible to more people, right? Like pretty much anybody that can standup, paddle, with the right equipment and any, pretty much any kind of water you mean? Standard paddle classic. The, yeah the yeah. For sure. For sure. And for sub foil, for certain mean for, you really need the more knowledge about the ocean. And about the safety. And it's is really the next step, but it's the freedom that you feel. It's incredible. Yeah. Yeah. No it's an amazing sport. Okay. So then, and then you also, it looks like from your you also got into windsurf foiling a little bit, it looks like. Yeah. Yeah. So you didn't some race? Yeah. This was the racing with that, this was when one year 2020 summer. 2020 to summer 2021. And I was born in Marsai, and then I felt, okay, the Olympic Games will be in Marsai in 2024. I am a windsurf in love. And I really want to try at least to know what it is and to get into it. And I did one year of Olympic training with the French team. It, and then I actually discovered the Olympic world that I just know from far, because the, let's say that the outdoor sports standard pad surfing is now into the Olympics, but windsurfing was really there. There was like one big step between Olympic windsurfing and what windsurfing is for. We are in the industry, but with foiling, it's much more, let's say it's much more similar because. Falling first is really more fun than classic windsurfing that than classic Olympic windsurfing in my point of view. And yeah, it was super interesting and I really got a lot of knowledge about falling, doing Olympic windsurfing training. It was at the end I, I prefer to to focus in one sport and to choose one sport that is sub subdominant fo or windfall as well. I did one year of world Cup in windfall and it's very hard to do everything you really have to choose. But I didn't want to have a regrets and I. I could I think I could do it if I will meet or attract the people, the team that can bring you to the Olympic. But I guess I am, it's not my profile of athletes. I'm, I prefer the freedom, I prefer to go sub subin for and to do the moloca and in, instead of doing the Olympic games. And, but to know it, I really needed to experiment it and to feel it. And to be born on on the city that will host the sailing Olympic games was very elect, and then I really wanted to try it. But you never competed in, in what you did, it looks like you did do some competition right on with the windsurf? Yeah, I did a IQ foil the Olympic windsurf win foiling class. Okay. I did a few competition. I got some pretty nice reason because before I never compete in Olympic format in my life. And I also I got some help from the French team, but I was not the best at athlete, so I was not on the main training group. But I still had some help about how to race and how to go up upward because it's all about how to go, how to read the wind, and how to go up. Wind the wind. And this is a science, this is really a lot of knowledge, a lot of feeling. And a lot of years underwater to know how to do it. And yeah. I still got 20 20 on the iq I international IQ for games. Okay. And everyone told me, yeah, Olivia, you did pretty well because you never compete in racing Olympic before. Like this, yeah. To make the good decision. And you can lose so quickly, many space, like many place like this, you take the wrong decision child your last Yeah. And it's a lot of races. It's 20 races in or sometime more in a few days. Yeah. It's pretty exhausted. Okay. And then and then how did you get into the wing foiling? Like when, when did you start wing foiling and what was your progression in that? Wing foiling, I start in 2000. September, 2019. I was already sub foiling on the waves, and I was thinking it's just about to add the sail when it's wind. And I got the support of tycoon first a French brand. And then in 2020, the, there was the first competition the G the G W V A and I really wanted to go to Haifa. It was at the end of the year during Christmas and New Year. Yeah. December 20. Oh, this is 21. 20, yeah. 21. Oh, no. And then it was 20 maybe. Okay. Oh, yeah. Oh yeah. Sorry. It was, no, I start in September 20 Uhhuh, and then, yeah. This is the first picture with tycoon. Yeah. 2020, sorry. Yeah. I start in 2020 September, and then I compete in December, 2020 in tar. Oh, okay. It was my, my first competition and I knew a bit tour because I went there for windsurfing and for standard paddling before, and I got it was freestyle. It was just, It was freestyle and the race was for fun. And I got served on the face, on the freestyle. My first trip broke during my, the final eat. It was it was a little bit a mess, but experience of competition. That foil looks huge for you. I guess in those days, people were using, I had with I was doing freestyle with 1,600 centimeter square. Oh, wow. But is really big. Yeah. Yeah. Really? The mask didn't like it. Yeah. Wow. Okay. And and then yet 2021, I compete again. Did a few workup in Wingfield. Went to France Switzerland. Brazil and and Spain. That's it, I think. And it was really different from what I knew instead pad because I was from racing. That is really re that was, and I was thinking, wow, we are lucky in Standard Island. And I we really live the same situation that's on the windsurf competition with the wind foil about men and women. But it was at the beginning, it was a new beginning of a new sport managed by Kit surfing kit Surfer. So yeah, it was it was a bit special. It's not easy to talk about it because everything has a beginning. And of course you need to create something and to, and it's super cool for the G V A to organize events. It's a lot of work to do what they do, that they do what they know and they do it how they know how to do it. And with the habits we are, we just, we are just our habits. And then it's true that they reproduce the same thing that they did with the kite surfing competition. And it was really different from what we do in standard paling in term of equality, gender. About the more about the image, about the video and photo production that for women was really a few comparing to men. And then the image is what makes everything, if you don't see any image of women on the water, you think it's a spot for only for men. And then it's the same. It's the same thing. You don't have image of women and it was also a water tour organized by brands that pay, that give the PGE for the G W V A. And these brands have mostly men riders. That they pay and they pay the travel expense to go to the competition, to go to the world tour. And then you have this situation that most of the competitor are men and you are like, hello. It us, the women and some, a few women come from the industry that has maybe 10% of the fleet and a few women come from them, their self, like paying everything the themself. And also many are rider, men, pay, pay, everything themself. But yeah we really try to find a way to give more, like the same amount of visibility to both gender, to attract more. More participants of women into the sport and to make it fair to have the same prize money. Because of course when you have, let's say 80 men competing and five women competing, it's not the same competition. That's completely true. But it's the problem is deeper than that. It comes from actually. But yeah, it was interesting to, to find a solution about this and Is there also hectic sometime when there's a wing full contest and the wind's kind of light do they send out the women's heat because the, it's not windy enough for the men or something like that? Do is it stuff like that too? Or Can be Yeah, can be, but can be. But the most important is to make the effort to make images of the competitor. And this is the most hard, the most hardest thing to do. To really coach to manage your production team to say, okay guys, because the filmmaker and the photograph, they are used also to shoot more performance of men that are impressive than women. And then it's just, that's why I said just the habits. It's not, we don't want women in the sport. It's not this, it's just we do what we used to do that we do it for a long time, and then we just reproduce what we are used to do. And to give image to women, it's it's it's something that's it's not so natural, it's not so it's you have to shake with the people to say, Hey, we are here. Yes. Yeah. So what are you, what are some things that you have been trying to do to help the the status of women in those kind of sports? Like what do you do to try to get rattle the cage a little bit? I have to decrease pleasure to organize the She wins events with venue. This is events dedicated for women to, to learn how to wing foil and to improve the wind foiling technique. And we are doing the first sheet done wings. So we go also on the don winds with the wing for it, with the shoe wings. And it's, so we start last year mostly in France. We did one, one event in Portugal in the beginning of this year, in April. And it's a big success. It's really impressive. The we act we gonna do one event this Sunday in France. And we are 20, we are 25 women in total. And the registration we're full in less than 24 hour. So I'm super, super happy and it's all about finding a way like to like to organize events, like to grow the logistic of the event, to welcome more women on the event because we are really had to stop the registration of the girls. And and then the idea is to produce major content to, for the social media and to do this kind of to help doing this and to inspire to give, to, to produce a positive image for women windfall and to show that it's super cool to win for when you are a woman. Yeah. No, that's great. And Wing foiling is really not so much about strength, but it's more about finesse and technique, so it's not Yeah, absolutely. Very strong. It seems like we, we see there's a pretty good amount of women getting into wing foiling too now, which is, it's good. It's cool to see that. But it did, it does seem especially in the media, it's definitely male do male dominated sports still right now. Okay. Yeah, it's let's talk a little bit about this this summer. So you, I know you signed up for the moca Tohu race and you're doing it as on wing foiling, right? So on sub Oh, you're doing on sub foil. Oh, okay. I thought you were wing foil. Ok. On foiling and also the Maui to Molokai race, right? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. I'm super excited. Yeah. So talk a little bit about that. What kind of equipment are you planning to use and and the Strat your strategy and your training and stuff like that for those races this summer the equipment I am going to use is the axis done in the board. I have 1, 6 11 by 19 inch. And it's a 90 liter, it's a custom board. That axis made for me, it's a bump. I really love this board. It really make a big difference. It's this one. Yeah. Okay. And yeah, I did my first takeoff on the flat water with this board and the Foil Art Pro 12 0 1. What, which is pretty big. I don't think I'm gonna use this for the moca only If it's very light wind. I gonna use a smaller size that I have for now that is not on the projection yet, but will be soon. So it's a little surprise about the front wing and, but I use a, I'm good on a versatile foil. I like to, I for now, I don't use a very small foil. I use a 1000 centimeter square. And because I am, I like to take off in an easily. And to be able to do mistake and don't lose the flight. And I play more, let's say I, I like to go fast. I have one medium average of 23 kilometer per hour, which is pretty nice. On this I did it on 30 kilometer or something like that. So it's pretty, pretty long. And yeah, instead of going with a very small foil and if you lose the flight, it's another story and another story. And and I train mostly in Portugal where I live, where I have sometime nice condition for now. I don't have much wind and much wave so I train differently. But when it's and. Windy is just a paradise to train. It's really tir tiring every day. So much opportunity to push the limit. Yeah. And then the mo chi race, it's basically sometimes the start, at the start it can be pretty light wind and not very good bumps. And then of course, also the finish is like upwind, like you're going into the wind in monologue bay in Hawaii, Kai. And so you, for tho for that, the beginning at the end, you want a big bigger foil that's easier to stay up on, foil on. But then in the middle of the race you have sometimes huge bumps and very fast speeds, right? So it's hard to have a setup that can handle both, so yeah, that's why this year for my first time I will go with with a 1000 some semester square. And then I can take off almost on the flat. And I actually, my wing is in my front. This foot is in France getting prepared by a guy that will prepare the fo and make, because after one year there are some things. Oh, scratches proper. Like he make it perfect. Yeah. And I can't push this forward until my maximum speed was 42 kilometer k a kilometer per hour. And in, how much is that in, in miles per hour? I'm just trying to think. 40. It's fast. Yeah, it's very fast. Yeah. And then after that I just fell because it was like one big bumps and then a second, big bumps. And then the third, I was like, wow, I count more 42 kilometer per hour. I don't know how much it in Yeah, it's like about, I think, is it 2.2? I don't know. I don't know. But yeah, that's pretty, that's really fast. I, and then my my, my strategy will be if it's too big, I just find the line that allow me to fly as fast as I can. And actually I just I go there because I, of course I will do it. I will give it all, and I will try to win and everything. But it's all also about to be part of the race and to be part of the history of the sport, and to share it with many new, and to be there, it's just amazing. I, I have the experience that less expectation you have, like when you have a, when you're on the good flow and on the lightness better you are. So I don't push, I don't put me so much pressure of results. Of course I go there to do my best, but it's more about the experience and to enjoy it at the top. So who do you think is your biggest competition and the women's dwin. Foiling? Who, who do you think is gonna the, like the favorite? I think it's always everybody. Yeah. Cause you don't know. It's a new sport and you don't know, and you can have black horses. And everyone is able to make surprises for, of course Annie is very strong and we know that she's from Hawaii and she know very well the race and the spots and and she will be back after the her shoulder problems. And and yeah, I guess our main competitor is ourself. Like always. It's you push yourself and you go for it. And this is one opportunity to go over the comfort zone and to push. To pressure our limits. Yeah. Yeah. Especially when you are in the middle of nowhere. We will be, I guess with the escort boat. Maybe we don't know who is where, because we have different line or I don't know if we can really be close to each other, and it's pretty long I in, in filing less because to be two hour and a half, three hour of flight. But before, in like when you race in the classics race, it's four hour something. So it's not the, you have time to it's enough time for things to happen. Yeah so you never know. See in the mo areas, the finish, like everything can change. Yeah. Cuz if you get a nice wave or something and you versus having to paddle for the last mile almost, or whatever, so that's can be that can make a big difference too, I think, to finish. But yeah, the China War, yeah, that's big challenge. Challenge I think. But yeah, I think this year there's actually, I think there's more people on foils than on standup paddle boards, maybe in the moca race. I have to Oh yeah. Check it. Yeah. But there's a pretty big it's pretty, the pretty big group of That's cool. Of foyers. Yeah. So it's really and it's really the first time the race has held since the beginning of Covid, since 2019, it'll be interesting to see. Yeah. Yeah. It should be a big race of the race. Because back then, yeah, like in 2019 it was, foiling was still pretty new and it's a lot of things have changed since then, really, I think it's really exciting to see and then wing foiling for the first time too. In the race. Yeah. And then so what are your plans after that? Are you gonna focus focus on down wind, standup foiling, or what are your plans? Are you still gonna do standup racing or wing foiling, or what are your plans? My plans after the moloca? After this summer? Yes. I have the project, it would be maybe before or after the moloca, depending on the wind conditions. I want to set record in Portugal of Subin foil. I, so it's really, nobody knows about this for now. You are the first one to be aware of that. Oh, cool. Except my sponsor, I will start from Panish in Portugal and I will go to where I am able to go with the North wind. Okay. It means that I have a distance of two, two hundred and seventy five kilometer to cigarettes until c guess this is the point the point of the southwest of Portia. And it's about if I flight in my average speed, which is a 23 kilometer per hour, what I do in in a 60 k. I can fly, I can do it in one day of summer, of European summer, which is a 15 hour of flight. It's it's about 12, 12 hour and a half of fo of, and we have 15 hour of flight in from, so basically it's from 6:00 AM to eight to 6:00 PM six 7:00 PM wow. And nuclear. So if you complete that, it's longer than James. James Casey's one day record. I think he did it a hundred miles or something like that. So 275 kilometers would be more than that. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's a great experience. It's it's the adventure and with foiling today, with the new boards and the new foils, every single very fast, the improvement of the gear of the gear make everything much more like really go break the boundaries, go over the what we do. Last year the one, one year after with the new year, it's nothing about, it's we are reliving one, one time of the sport that is incredible, yeah. Yeah. Things are changing very quickly and improving. And I do it for association, Portuguese association that protect the nature. That actually like at this moment, Portuguese is very suffering from lux tourism with many golf on the gyms, on the nature parks that are just it's not just one or two golf, it's maybe six or more golf in a very smaller area in almost on the beach, let's say, where there is not much water. And then the intensive agriculture and then other project that, I mean that Portugal is really leaving an expansion, like at this moment with the, after the covid. Many people want to go and live there, and then it's an opportunity for the politics to have a opportunity in the other businesses. And then the respect of the nature is a bit forgotten in this story. Then I was think I'm seeking to do this for, to support association that, that try to share the good message that try to find the balance between development and respect of the nature and what we can do to find the right way to, to evolve and to make business, let's say. Because it's all about money. And yeah. So we are gonna do a documentary about this. We're gonna show you guys how beautiful is Portugal, how beautiful is the culture that you are already, and what is happening right now in the coast and in land and and to get support. To reach money for the people that need to like to stop legally. Some people that don't respect the law. Yeah. Basically overdevelop the story. Yeah. So you're raising funds, you're raising funds for a nonprofit. That's cool. Awesome. Yeah. Cause I love Portugal so much. So how long have you been living in Portugal now? How many years have you been living there? Five years. Okay. So you, your mother tongue is French and then you speak Portuguese and English. What do you speak any other languages? Frank Frankish. I speak French and Portuguese. French. Yeah. No, but I speak enough for the people to understand what I want to say. Yeah. And then I speak a bit of Spanish too. French, Spanish and Portuguese. When you know a bit how to speak it's easy. And when you have friends, when you live in the country, if you make the effort, it's okay. You can. Yeah. For me, it don't make sense to live in a country and don't speak the language. So it was not easy, but at the end I speak a bit of Portuguese. Yeah. Yeah. Cool. Let's talk a little bit about wing foiling. So are you gonna keep competing as a wing foiler? And what, and I just wanted to ask you too about your wings, the value wings and so on. So you wanna talk a little bit about your Yeah I will keep competing in wing fighting. I, I love to do don windows and we have one race in France, the cardinal wing foil event in September that is don't win races in wing foiling. So I have this races on my calendar. And I hope for new don't win wing for race to. To, yeah, to appear and and to be able to compete in the format. Okay. Yeah. This is why you so nice. So you're you, I love it. Yeah. Talk a little bit about the wings. Like what wings do you use and what do you like about the, these wings and so on? So these wings on the screen is the wing v2. Now I use the V3 for, and like when it's flat and on the wave, I use the aura and I will soon I will use the Aura X. This is the aula? Yeah. This one, this beauty, I will use the Aura X the new best wing of value that is really rigid and. And very nice on the wave and also on the racing. Apparently I did I did one race beginning of April in north of France, and it was very fun. And yeah I still compete on on the fun event of foing and I, and man, I really prefer to compete in, in the Darwin for the Moloca. I do it on the sub, but I have the feeling that more and more races will be Darwin also not only racing or office type. For for downwind foiling or standup foiling or wing foiling, are you talking about now? Wing wing foiling. Special events made for wing foiling. Do, yeah. That's what I really like. Yeah. So what kind of equipment do you use for downwind wing foiling? I use the, so the wing depend on the wing on the wind. I use the aura by your wing. And then I, for the body, it also depend on the wind, but I mostly use the Axis 55 liter with the 90 centimeter ma iModules carbon mast. For the sage, I used the ultra short, which is 64 centimeter long. And for the front wing, I used to use the art, the a r t. And now I gotta use the a R T Pro in different size. And for the rear wing, I used the progressive the 300 Progressive. I still didn't try the skinny rear, but it looks super cool. Need to train more on that to make my choice. But you have to, I've been using the A R T wings access a r t. So what's the difference between a r t and a R T pro? Like how are they different? How do they handle differently and so on? For now, for the, for what I tried with the 12 0 1, it's really about like the 12 0 1. It's much bigger and much I I expect it's 11. Ratio. So it's really more, oh longer. So you take of more easy with this thing, but it's always the same goal. It's to, I have better lift and go faster, it's this balance and the uproar is the next level. It's, you have a better lift. So it means that you can take off more easily. And when you make mistake and you are about to lose the flight the force still keep you up. And then when you push and you go fast, the foil accept to go fast and to to be in control and to, it's and this is the main goal. For the, for for the foiling development. But the apple is really made for done winding. That's why the lift for downwind is super important because if you don't fly, you don't do any downwind. Is it, what about the thickness of the profile? Is it about the same as the a r t or do you know the 12 0 1 is a bit more thicker on the front, and it's it's like the a r t, the last like the last version it's more like flat, let's say. And the A R T pro is more like how to say that in English? I don't know. But it's I think it's a little bit thicker on the front. And then less on the the evacuation of the water is from the center, it like this. Yeah. And then just higher aspect I guess, too. Yeah. So are are they planning to come out with more sizes in the a r T Pro, do you know? Or like what's, have you been able to test? Yeah. I'm gonna receive a smaller size. I just received one text message this morning from telling me that she gonna sh ship new sizes. So I can't tell you yet, but yeah, we're gonna have a I can tell you the exact size. Sure. But we gonna have a smaller size. Yeah. And then which is really cool for me cause the 12 0 1 for me is really big for my weight. So in, in the MOK race, if it, if the conditions are good, you might use something a little bit smaller probably, but Absolutely. But that seems probably the a R T pro kind of same style foil. Oh yeah. Yeah. Cool. And then what about the boards? Talk a little bit about the the dwin fo wing standup foil boards. I guess a r t makes makes them is your, is yours a standard standard production model? Or is this one, one of your I have this shape, the done wind. Yeah. But in 11. It's made for my weight. The 100 liter will be a bit big for me. So they just built a smaller border adapted, and also it's, yeah, it's 19 wa I'm also on a 19 inch wipe. Yeah, I've heard the, it works really well, right? Even for just catching waves easily and things like that. Do you ever use it for other, for in the surf or only for down wind? For now, I didn't use it on the surf because unfortunately we, it's flat for a few days and I used the Eid, now I used the e, the six O on the wave, but it was also super small. It was like really ankle high. And super nice. Like the dun wind is really made for the dun wind and for surfing I use the hybrid, but I guess the dun wind can be also nice for for small waves. So yeah, I use the 90 liter, the six O. Is that what, and then for what do you use for wing foiling? Is that the same board you use for wing foiling or for wing foiling? I use the, both the 85 liter. But if, let's say if I will be a client, I will use the ebra also in wing foiling. Cause that's true that I think so many boards that I am I'm so lucky to be a pro athlete and to have a, as much girl as I need. But I used the froth carbon fo board a five liter. Okay. When it's light, when it's very light in Portugal. Otherwise I use the 55 liter when it's windy. This port is I order it for sapping. And then I discovered that it was pretty nice when it was windy, but not enough to have a small board. And when it's when there is some current and big waves, you don't want to get watch and you want to go away very fast. So this board is very nice to take off easily and go away. So let's, and they're quite so compared, they're quite wide compared to the hybrid or the Oh, especially the dominant. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Interesting. But then it's really maneuverable because it's a very short, yeah. Short and Stuy five. It's a five. Oh. So yeah. Pretty nice on the surf. Cool. Yeah. This is my sub foil for the waves. And don't mean for the Yeah I'm super happy with the new board, the new sub. That's really amazing to, to see sub boards in the foiling industry, like official shapes for the first time. Yeah. When you're a pad, it's yes. And it's, it seems to be a fast growing thing right now too. I was just at a factory where they were making foil boards and almost everything in production right now it was all dom wind foil boards. A lot of companies are coming out with them and. So we'll see. And but yeah, it is such a challenging sport and I think it's, it is very much of a niche sport, so we'll see how widely it gets adopted, cuz I think it's just for a lot of people it's just not something they can do every day, but we'll see. Yeah, I mean it's for sure it's a niche but the equipment make it much more accessible and it's also about many people did wing foiling and then what next? Yeah. Have many friends, they're like, yeah, we wing foil on the, when it's flat and when you did a 360 and jump and, when you really know how to wing foil, you're like, okay, then what I do now. Yeah. And there are many people able to sub win foil. Yeah. That do. Yeah, no, for sure. Do wing. Yeah. And it's a cool challenge. I've been, I I was down with standup foiling before I got into wing foiling, and then once the wings came out, and then I was like, oh, this is so much easier, and so then I got really into wing foiling, and then lately I've been trying to get back into downward foiling, but then I remembered how hard it is, yeah, it's definitely not that easy to get going and then stay up on foil and stuff like that, so it's a challenge. But yeah. So do you I was gonna ask are you regular foot or goofy foot, like not your natural stance. Regular. Regular. And then when you're wing foiling, do you switch your feet or do you stay in the same position? You switch? I switch, yeah. Staying to to windsurfing, I'm used to switch. So if if Wing Foing becomes an Olympic sport, do you think you would compete in, in Wing for Olympic racing? I don't think so. No. I don't know that I, I don't, yeah I really prefer, and it's also about my, the timing in my life that I live in Portugal, I bought my home. I'm, I am doing a lot of gardening. I am completely fun of of taking care of the nature, of the land, of the plants. And this take a lot of time. It's my weight. It's one kind of therapy and anyway, it's something that I really love to do. And when I, like when you are Olympic athlete, you just do it, you don't do anything else. And this, I did it when I was 22, 27 years old. And I did stop for, I did stand up race racing twice a day, three, three times a week gym. And I got World Champion three times. And I'm like, yeah, so cool. But I know what is it to be professional at athlete Olympic? It's crazy. And and I also discovered the sailing community and the, like how it is to compete in sailing. And I prefer to be a free rider. A don't mean foer, yeah, because it gives you more, more freedom and it's more expression than just it's not just like a and I also want to go into the big wave. I want to go to NRA with the, before this winter, I want to experiment. I want to do crazy challenge. And I, and since always I am more free people. And when you do the Olympic, it's not you don't decide so much. You train a lot. You have a team around you and then, it's another way of life. And I'm aware that I am living in Portugal. I'm good here. And yeah. But it's really amazing if we finally go to the Olympics. And it'll go for sure. Yeah. I think so too. I think that's, it is just a matter of time. Such a, such a cool thing. But and you go to the Olympic? No, I'm 55, so I'm over the hill, but I still enjoy it though, and I like to go faster than young guys, so if I can Yeah. It's so competitive. Yeah. But yeah, I'm actually like the course racing I'm not that interested in it really, because Yeah, it's it depends so much on the conditions and the equipment and so technical, so definitely more fun to just go out in the waves and have fun and all that kind of stuff. But let's talk a little bit about the state of mind. Like you're talking about, like a little bit about like how sometimes it's better to not be. Or just to let your mind wander a little bit or just have like more of that not be too, sometimes if you're trying too hard, it's like it doesn't work, right? Like you have to go with the flow and then let it happen. And then when that, but talk a little bit. How do you get into the right frame of mind to get to do your water sports? What comes natural to you? Do you have any tips on how to get into the right state of mind, to where everything flows and comes naturally? I have the flow that we call the flow in psychology. It's when you are really on the moment. This is the hardest thing to do. It's really simple, but it's really hard at the same time because when you are competing or when you are pushing yourself, you are really focused on the result. And when you are focused on the result, you are no more focused on what you are doing. Because, and then, and I, when I was com, like since I was competing in, in, in suppressing, I was, and also I think it's very important to, to train the mind to be here now. It's sometime you are thinking about so many stuff, what I will do tomorrow, what I will do next month, what I will do December in Hawaii, and what I did before. But if you are not here now, you won't be here after. When I will be in Hawaii, maybe I won't be there. I will be thinking about what I will do in a month when I go back to Europe, so if I really try to focus to be here. And then of course, it's very important to, to plan and to be organized and this kind of stuff. But the experience I had recently, I, my garing watch was not working anymore, and then I to, to my speed and my distance, I put I put it on my phone on Strava. Then I put my phone in my pocket, then I did my don window, put out my phone sometime calling the friend on, but my phone was mostly on my pocket. And then I arrived there. I cut the Strava off. I stop the time I go to the parking and I check and I reached p is pretty good and the condition was not that Yeah. Was okay. Then I got this beautiful Garin watch, and then I was the condition were super good and I was feeling, I had the good speed and I was sure that my average speed was much better, but I was always watching the speed wow, 40 kilometer hour. Nice. No. Then I, when I finished my average speed was not that better because maybe because I was not really focused on the ocean and on the, on what I, on, on what I was doing. I was just checking the number distracted. Yeah. And. And this is very interesting. And also the experience I had was doing apna. I did one one camp of Apna in south of France. And it was my first experience doing APNA. So I was very beginner. I went with this guy that was word champion Stefan mi apnea is breath breath holding, right? Holding your breath or diving deep or like what? Yeah. Yeah. He is word champion of static apnea. And he is 11 minute, 50 seconds. 11 minutes in the water without laughing crazy. And the guy super amber teaching us how to do. And I really discovered doing apna, which is super simple as well, you just have to relax and to be focused on yourself and to don't think about anything else. And I really realized how it costs you to just watch how many minutes you are under the water or to be like in little tiny stress how you can be like, whoa. And then after a few times I did three, two or three days of up now with this guy. Then I went and the water to did a 17 meter for the first time was pretty nice. Then stay a bit down there and you have your distress to, to think, okay, I have to go up now I have to be able to, to reach the surface, face and breathe and to. Completely relaxed and to be it's incredible. It's incredible how you ma how you, how much your mind has an impact on yourself and how much the stress can kill you. You when you are you, the stress costs a lot of energy. So of course the stress is important to, to be awake and to push us. But it's really a balance between when you are doing your race, nothing else exists and you are so lucky to be here. Yeah. You are so fucking lucky to like to be her wife, for example, with many cool people around you. And just leave this moment. Just enjoy it and do your best and you come do better than your best anywhere. Yeah. Yeah, I think for the, especially the, for standup paddling, the, I've done the Moloka race like 10 times and it's such a mental thing, if you're not in the right state of mind, it's, it can be a very difficult race to, to do it, yeah. Because hard to stay, always stay positive the whole way across. When you stand up paddling it for five hours or six hours, it's uhhuh. Yeah. It's definitely a challenge. So I'm curious how so in the, how long can you hold your breath? Like how long can you stay underwater? No, I was very beginner. I did two minutes. Okay. It was really, I was very starting and I, it was my only training, but I want to train more for the next winter. Have you tried the Wim Hof breathing? Swim breathing. I know. Yeah, I know what it is. I did a very few times, but it's super interesting. Yeah, I do that like regularly in the morning, like after I get up, I just do the breathing exercise and breath hold exercises. And it's, yeah it's good for the mind, or just also just I think when you do something that's difficult or challenging, like for when I do it first thing in the morning, then the rest of the day is easy after that. So you do a couple hard things in the morning and then after that everything's pretty easy. So Uhhuh absolutely, it's it's really short, but it's, it has a big effect. Yeah. A way off. Okay. So do you have I think we've had a pretty long interview, but do you have anything you wanna share with the foiling world? And any message, you already talked about Getting more women into the sport and stuff like that. But do you wanna, do you have any other messages you wanna put out there? It's it's very large thing, but yeah I guess that the ocean and the nature in general, it's it's so amazing and that as many people we can bring into it, it's like it's our therapy. It's it's our it's our way of life. But I would like to say that it's for me, it's my to say that in English, it's my, what I live for. And sometime I'm thinking about the people that don't have the opportunity to experiment it, to get in contact with the water and with the, with this element. And like to put it more and more popular and accessible. It's it's so cool and I am super happy to help the industry to promote and to show what is possible and to share it with as many people as possible. That when I will be on the moloca, I will think about my friend Sonny, that you know, that he is leaving a very hard time at the moment about the mind health. And we, it's really important to take care of us, thanks to the ocean, because the ocean can accept, can take so many thing. It's not only about the physical health. It's also about the mental health and and yeah, it's I feel so grateful for it to be in contact with this element and yeah, for sure. I can talk about it for another hour. The Me Too. Yeah. Yeah. It's it's really, it's a luck and it's not a luck because we went volun, like we went into it, so we make it happen. And sometimes the ocean is very hard with us as well. It's not always fun that it's so much, it's so much learning and so much so much happiness. Yeah. Yeah. And you're right about the ocean is, it's, it always humbles you if you're, if you If you feel like invincible sometimes, then at some point you get the Yeah, you stay very humble. Yeah. You stay back in your place, so yeah, it's a good teacher for sure. Yeah. All right. Great. Yeah, so I'm, I was just thinking like what is something that we can all do to, like to protect the environment to, to be better, shepherds of the world, of the earth, you're talking about, like your, f raising funds for nonprofit to protect the protect the ocean or protect the land from overdevelopment and so on. But like being in the surfing industry, like it's not exactly like. The products we use are environmentally friendly and traveling all over the world on jet planes is not really environmentally friendly. That's, but but by going in the ocean, we, it is like the way, yeah. The way I justify it is a way to feel closer to it and wanting to protect it. Like we are the ocean protectors cuz we love the ocean. But what are some things that you do? What are some things that other people can do to be better shepherds of the earth, yeah. What I think it's all about daily leads thing. That we do every day about saving the water and being careful with the plastic that we bought, and all of these things that most of us know. But I am, we can discover that there is a long way to, to share this message to many people that are not aware about this or don't imagine the impact that we can have us little citizen and then for sure to get into the action, to influence the bigger industry that sometimes take a terrible decision like the deep meaning on the ocean. All this projects that is About to ha to happen in your in Europe. That is pretty not nice for the ocean and for the nature. And yeah, like I, I also study it's nothing about but it's I also study Chinese medicine and in Chinese medicine they say that little, a little action sometime can have a big effect. It means when you see Kiy taking a plastic bottle on the beach, which is not something that's it's just normal, the people that will watch him will be like, wow, this is Kailin doing it. So sometime you can have just little action that can have a big influence into other people and. And I think it's it's important to take it in consideration and to, to just act as best as we can. And but for sure it's a very complex complex story for all of us human that we love the comfort, we love the, we love to travel to Hawaii. We stand up at our board and we, everyone in our level, we are responsible. But I guess it's very hard to be perfect. Some of us maybe are, but the most important is to do our best and to keep improving and to think about the solution. Like some like finding maybe new. Type of construction or like most of the branded in the industry to remove the plastic and the packing and the packaging of the board. This is a huge like this is really good. To do. To do it. Yeah. Then when I do Don Window, I really go, I don't go with the boat because I'm not used to it, but, this little thing that can, by the way, I'm looking for a boat escort in, in M two. Okay. But I would love to do the M two without the boat with the foil. I guess It's okay. It's just a two or three hour of foiling, but it's Yeah. The mo moca you can do without a boat, but the mo Molokai tohu ha they require escort boat. You can'
Last week, the skies over much of the east coast of the United States were orange, red, and almost entirely blacked out in some regions. Smoke from wildfires raging up north in Canada blew down to engulf many major U.S. cities in an apocalyptic glow that left New York City with the worst air quality in the world. For those of us in California, seeing the apocalyptic images from the east coast going viral brought us back to the many times over the last decade that we experienced the same thing — wildfires raging from northern parts of the state like the Camp Fire in Butte County that completely incinerated the town of Paradise, or the fires in southern California, or Sonoma County, or the Santa Cruz Mountains — there's too many to really keep track of. Here in California, one of the many impacts of wildfires that we know all too well has been the loss of power — of electricity. PG&E, the scandal-ridden investor-owned electric utility that operates much of northern California's grid, has not only been found guilty in the last several years for some of California's most destructive wildfires. The company has also come under scrutiny for its implementation of rolling blackouts during wildfires, which it claims it does to protect dry landscapes from power lines that could overheat and spark deadly fires. PG&E's power lines are notoriously poorly maintained and downed trees around power lines have been the direct cause of some of the most deadly and destructive wildfires in California's history. These massive power shut-offs have led to all sorts of auxiliary disasters over the years and have left millions of Californians without power during some of our most vulnerable times — amidst scorching heat wages and raging wildfires. In this context, the People Power Battery Collective in the Bay Area launched a program to provide backup power during emergencies and increase the general understanding of energy access, consumption, and needs. On today's show, we've brought on People Power Battery Collective members Kansas, Crystal, and Yasir to talk about their project in the context of climate-fueled disasters and community mutual aid. Today's episode is part of a new series we're launching called “How-to-Respond” — where we'll go deeper into the mechanics of community-led disaster response and mutual aid initiatives so that folks can replicate and adapt these efforts in other communities. This ongoing series is a part of Shareable's overall programmatic transition to a renewed focus on empowering people and communities to move from the point of inspiration to action. This week, we're launching SolidarityWorks, a new program designed to “Empower Communities for Collective Liberation.” Over the coming years, we'll join forces with a broad range of partners to create localized social infrastructure initiatives packed with creative solutions, tools for solidarity, and a deep embrace of the communities we collaborate with. The first example of this program is actually the People Power Battery Collective. After working with them a couple of years ago on a how-to guide so other groups could adapt their model, we'll now be partnering with them on a free course to directly support more communities to create battery collectives of their own. Resources: People Power Battery Collective People Power Solar SolidarityWorks Emergency Battery Collective Learning & Action Cohort Follow The Response on Twitter and Instagram for updates, memes, and more. Our entire catalog of documentaries and interviews can be found at theresponsepodcast.org — or wherever you get your podcasts. Want to help spread the word? Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify — it makes a huge difference in extending our reach and broadening our audience. The Response is published by Shareable.
Peninsula Clean EnergyPeninsula Clean Energy is a community choice aggregation (CCA) founded in 2016 that serves about 310,000 customers in San Mateo County and the City of Los Banos. Peninsula Clean Energy has focused on increasing renewables since beginning service, setting higher targets for renewable energy procurement than those mandated by California under the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). By 2025, Peninsula Clean Energy is aiming to achieve 99 percent renewable electricity on an hourly basis.Back up… What are community choice aggregators?Originally created to offer small residential electricity consumers a competitive alternative to large utilities during restructuring, CCAs' presence on California's grid has grown dramatically over the past decade and they now serve over 11 million Californians. Consumers served by CCAs continue to receive distribution and transmission services from the resident private utility - like PG&E - while the CCA chooses and purchases the electricity itself. Climate Break has covered CCAs before. For more on how these local entities are trying to decarbonize their energy supplies, see our story on Central Coast Community Energy.How is this different from what California's requiring anyway?Under SB100, 50 percent of the electricity procured by load serving entities (LSEs) like Peninsula Clean Energy is supposed to be from resources that are eligible under California's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). That means at least half of LSEs' electricity must be met by renewable resources like wind and solar, and less than half from resources like natural gas and large hydroelectric power. By 2045, SB100 requires that LSEs achieve all 100 percent carbon-free electricity sales. These targets are based on annual rather than real-time accounting. For example, LSEs like Peninsula Clean Energy can achieve RPS benchmarks by meeting all of their customers' electricity demand with solar for half of the day, but relying on non-renewable resources like natural gas to meet high demand during evening hours. Similarly, many electricity providers in California are now offering 100 percent renewable energy plans. Customers can choose to opt into these plans, typically in exchange for a higher rate. These energy plans are 100 percent renewable on an annual basis, but may not be 100 percent renewable on a monthly, daily, or hourly basis. During high demand periods with low renewable supply, like hot summer evenings, most 100 percent renewable energy plans are still benefiting from non-renewable energy, but they make up for it by contributing extra renewable energy to the grid during other times. Peninsula Clean Energy's goal—getting to all renewable energy on hourly basis—is much harder than getting to 100 percent renewable energy on an annual basis because their renewable supply will need to line up in real time with customers' demand.Advantages of Hourly MatchingBy itself, annual matching requirements probably won't be enough to decarbonize the grid. Hourly matching sends a stronger signal to invest in resources like long duration energy storage and geothermal, which can be available during hours when solar isn't. By reducing demand for carbon-polluting resources like natural gas for all hours of the day, hourly matching can also help to reduce emissions by more than annual matching would.Okay, but what are the drawbacks?Switching from annual to hourly matching increases procurement costs. By how much depends on context, like the kinds of generating resources already available and when during the day ratepayers demand electricity. In their modeling, Peninsula Clean Energy found that costs increased exponentially as they approached 100 percent renewable procurement on an hourly level. While they believe they can meet all of their demand with renewables 99 percent of the time, meeting demand during that last one percent of the time became cost prohibitive. Hourly matching may require more information than is currently accessible. Currently, LSEs use renewable energy credits (RECs) to show their compliance with California's RPS standards. RECs may either be bundled -- sold still attached to the wholesale electricity itself -- or unbundled. Unbundled RECs are purchased separately from the renewable electricity they came from, and the amount of unbundled RECs that LSEs are allowed to use to meet RPS requirements is declining over time. According to the EPA, most RECs aren't tracked with enough detail to work in an hourly-matching system. In the long term, decarbonizing the grid will require hourly matching, but achieving it may still be infeasible for many individual electricity providers while keeping rates reasonable and reliability high.Peninsula Clean Energy's plan for getting to 24/7 renewablePeninsula Clean Energy created an open source modeling tool they're calling MATCH, which they've used to develop their strategy for hourly matching. MATCH chooses resources to minimize costs while maximizing renewable supply on an hourly basis. Peninsula Clean Energy is hopeful that by using this tool they'll be able to match renewable supply to demand the vast majority of the time and reduce emissions grid wide while keeping ratepayers' costs about the same. The MATCH model is publicly available and can be used by other entities interested in hourly matching.Peninsula Clean Energy's CEO Jan Pepper told Climate Break that they're procuring a variety of resources in order to meet their 2025 goal; with a big focus on battery storage options, wind, and geothermal. To ensure reliability, the CCA plans to procure more electricity capacity than they need, then sell excess generation back into California's wholesale electricity markets. Pepper also said that Peninsula Clean Energy was looking forward to technologies that aren't available yet but will be eventually, like offshore wind.About the guestJan Pepper serves as Peninsula Clean Energy's CEO. Pepper came to Peninsula Clean Energy after a long career in clean energy startups. Previously, she served in local Bay Area government, including as Los Altos's mayor.Further ReadingLearn more about PCE's strategyPCE's MATCH model on GithubFactsheet: CA's RPS StandardEPA: Hourly matchingClimate Break: Community Choice Aggregation