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Bill Maher, legendary comedian and host of HBO's Real Time, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program in the lead up to an upcoming appearance in Hershey, PA. First, Giordano and Maher discuss the changing landscape of political discussion, telling of the value of political incorrectness and humor. Maher explains the radicalization of both sides, with many rapidly losing the ability to laugh at oneself. In addition, Giordano and Maher go through multiple recent comments that blasted Maher into national headlines, including controversial thoughts on Ivermectin and ‘woke culture.' (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
SEPTA Police Chief Thomas Nestel rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the situation that played out last Wednesday on a SEPTA train in Upper Darby, in which a woman was raped as onlookers watched and filmed with their phones. First, Nestel and Giordano discuss the importance of notifying police on SEPTA if one thinks a criminal act is occurring, telling that the force does everything to protect anybody who files a tip with the department. Then, Nestel gives the details of the incident, explaining that the act continued even when Officers made their way on board to make an arrest of the assailant. Also, Nestel answers why cameras did not catch such a violent incident, and tells what he hopes to do to prevent similar situations in the future. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Bill McSwain, former U.S. attorney and candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the continued rash of crime in and around Philadelphia, as well as other issues statewide. First, Giordano and McSwain begin on the issues of heightened crime, discussing the climate that could have led to the abhorrent act we saw play out last week, in which a woman was raped in SEPTA as other riders looked on. Then, McSwain and Giordano discuss the roving groups of dirt bikes and ATVs which are given the green light to take over the city every weekend, and what could be done to prevent the lawless act. In addition, McSwain and Giordano deliberate a new proposal by Philadelphia Councilman Isaiah Thomas, who wrote a bill that would adjust the Philadelphia traffic code, preventing police from making stops for low-level offenses. Also, McSwain and Giordano talk about McSwain's Democratic competition in the upcoming election, Josh Shapiro, and his refusal to involve himself in any issues pertaining to the State. (Photo by Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Senator Rand Paul returns to the Dom Giordano Program for a discussion about herd immunity and developments surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. First, Paul and Giordano discuss the concept of herd immunity, and why it seems that those running things have brushed the potential finish line under the rug. Then, Giordano and Paul discuss the ongoing feud between Anthony Fauci and Rand Paul, as Paul emerges as the number one pressure point against Fauci's wavering approach to combating the virus. In addition, Senator Paul comments on the passing of Colin Powell and the rush to politicize the tragic loss, with many trying to frame it through the lens of Coronavirus and vaccinations. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
National New Friends Day rolls around annually on October 19. This holiday is all about making room for new connections in your life, and celebrating the potential for friendship everywhere you go.Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash
La menace de guerre totale s'est invitée dans l'univers de la bande dessinée francophone durant la guerre froide, dans la seconde partie du XXe siècle. De quelle manière a-t-elle marqué les grands auteurs de bande dessinée, de Martin à Hergé en passant par Jacobs? Nous retrouvons Michel Porret, professeur honoraire d'histoire moderne à l'Université de Genève. Photo: couverture de "La Marque jaune", album mythique de la série Blake et Mortimer, sur un mur de Bruxelles. La série a été créée par le dessinateur belge Edgar P. Jacobs en 1946. On était alors au début de la guerre froide et bientôt en pleine psychose d'une apocalypse nucléaire. Francis Blake (à droite) est un ancien pilote de la Royal Air Force alors que son ami le professeur Philip Mortimer est un des plus éminents scientifiques du Royaume-Uni, spécialiste de... la physique nucléaire. Tout sauf un hasard.(© Ferran Cornellà/Wikimédia)
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today's guests are diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and US reporter Jacob Magid, hosted by Jessica Steinberg. Berman discusses the possible candidates for Jewish Agency chairpeople, now that Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern's candidacy has been withdrawn. He fills us in on the politics of filling the position, and what's needed in this significant job that oversees the cross-section of the global Jewish community and Israel. Berman also speaks about Swedish foreign minister Ann Linde's visit to Israel, the first by a Swedish official in over a decade, as relations between the two countries have thawed in recent months. Magid tells the podcast about the recent visit of Israeli ambassador Gilad Erdan to the South Side of Chicago, where an Israel trauma model is being used to cope with gun violence. He discusses the motivation of the Israeli embassy to work on a grassroots level in the US, finding a way to connect to communities and minorities. Discussed articles include: Jewish Agency postpones vote for chairman after Stern scandal In decade's 1st Israel visit by a Swedish FM, Linde vows to combat antisemitism Enough of MLK and Heschel: Israel outreach in Chicago aims to form new narrative Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: View of the Jewish Agency headquarters in Jerusalem, November 29, 2016. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Seek and Discover. In this episode, we begin the tale of the most famous tomb in history. KV62, a small monument, in the lower reaches of the Valley of the Kings. Overlooked for three thousand years, the tomb finally emerged thanks to a persistent excavator and a stroke of good fortune. However, the Tomb of Tutankhamun has built up its own mythology. In this episode, we begin to explore the tomb, and its discovery, including some lesser-known questions... Episode ChaptersChapter 1: A Long-Expected Pharaoh 04:15Chapter 2: The Stairway to the Past 27:36Chapter 3: The Door Goes West 46:51Chapter 4: Candles in the Dark 1:08:40Chapter 5: The Antechamber Unmasked 1:22:52Conclusion: 1:39:00Episode LinksHoward Carter and George Herbert (Lord Carnarvon), Five Years' Exploration at Thebes: A Record of Work Done 1907-1911 by The Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter, 1912. Available at Project Gutenberg and Archive.org.Christina Riggs, "Waterboys and Wishful Thinking," https://photographing-tutankhamun.com/2020/06/20/the-water-boy-who-wasnt/For the full archive of Harry Burton's photographs, showing the tomb of Tutankhamun in its original state, see the Griffith Institute website.Date: 1922 CE.Logo image: A statue of Tutankhamun, from the antechamber of his tomb. Photo by Skip Howard.Music by Keith Zizza https://www.keithzizza.net/Music by Michael Levy http://www.ancientlyre.com/Music by Ancient Lyric http://www.bettinajoydeguzman.com/Sound interludes by Luke Chaos https://twitter.com/Luke_ChaosAudio mixing/editing by Vincent Cavanagh.See other shows from the Agora Podcast Network. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On the show today… In Australian TV news today, the list of ex-Big Brother stars who are returning for the new season has allegedly been leaked and it looks like quite a few infamous names will be going back into the house for a second shot at fame. And pop star turned reality TV star turned entrepreneur, Jessica Simpson, has bought back the majority stake in her billion-dollar fashion empire. Jessica has long been ridiculed for her style and her clothing line, but judging by these numbers she is definitely having the last laugh. Plus, it's the celebrity news that everyone is talking about. Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged following a very romantic (and very public) proposal. Now that photos have emerged from the event, a hidden detail proves that maybe it wasn't the real thing after all. CREDITS Hosts: Laura Brodnik & Kee Reece Producers: Laura Brodnik & Madeline Joannou Audio Producer: Leah Porges WANT MORE? Join us in our Facebook group to discuss everything pop culture... https://www.facebook.com/groups/2524018781153963/ Read all the latest entertainment news on Mamamia... https://mamamia.com.au/entertainment/ Follow us on Instagram @mamamiaentertainment https://www.instagram.com/mamamiaentertainment/ Subscribe to The Spill Newsletter... https://mamamia.com.au/newsletter Join our Facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/mamamiaentertainment/ GET IN TOUCH Call us on the pod phone 02 8999 9386. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Want to hear more Mamamia podcasts? You'll find them here... https://mamamia.com.au/podcasts Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Support the show: https://www.mamamia.com.au/mplus/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Photo: Surrendered Islamic State fighters after the Battle of Darzab. #AfterAfghanistan: ISIS attacks the Taliban East, North, South, Central. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/15/casualties-explosion-hits-shia-mosque-afghanistan
Photo: Application form from the Khalid bin Walid training camp #AfterAfghanistan: Al Qaeda always in the picture. @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2021/10/ex-guantanamo-detainee-praises-talibans-victory-threatens-america-in-new-aqap-video.php
Photo: A comic strip about the traits of reliable sources. (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comics_About_Reliable_Sources_English_1.png) "In order for a negotiating side's leverage to work in their favor, the threats or promises they put forth must be perceived as credible by the opposing group. . . . A non-credible threat is a term used in game theory and economics to describe a threat in a sequential game that a rational player would not actually carry out, because it would not be in his best interest to do so." #AfterAfghanistan: What leverage? @BillRoggio @ThomasJoscelyn @LongWarJournal https://countercurrents.org/2021/09/us-uk-prepare-to-re-engage-taliban/ .. Permissions: comic strip about the traits of reliable sources 15 October 2017 ; Own work ; Author | Racheli Rottner/Wikimedia Israel This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
Photo: Hypersonic weapon, demonstrating its non-parabolic trajectory (denoted in red), has a distinctive signature which is being tracked by one of the layers of the National Defense Space Architecture (NDSA) beginning in 2021. Tranche 0 is to begin deployment in 2022. The satellites of the NDSA, in gray, are to be deployed in constellations orbiting Earth, and constantly keep Earth in their view (as depicted by the blue triangles [really, cones] representing the fields of view of the satellite constellations). The satellites are to intercommunicate and serve the defensive systems arrayed against the enemy hypersonic weapons (in red), and build a kill chain against it. Conversely, if a hypersonic weapon were friendly, the satellites follow the progress of the friendly trajectory (not shown), and perform battle damage assessment of the strike against its target. See JADC2 (Joint all-domain command and control) Orbital hypersonic missile launch: "We don't know how they did this." Brandon Weichert @WeTheBrandon and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek, The Hill https://twitter.com/FinancialTimes/status/1449469070814896132 Brandon Weichert, @WeTheBrandon, The Weichert Report and author of Winning Space: How America Remains a Superpower.
Photo: Illustration of a light-water small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) Small Modular Reactors for Tomorrow. Mike Hewitt CEO IP3 Security https://www.ft.com/content/e504b98e-51f2-4c68-9660-c368499b0473?accessToken=zwAAAXyT333wkdPlBLmOUfJMaNOWYMNoSZsEcw.MEYCIQCw9Kz1CXFqi8dUzSxOhdxomnDcHKCx6GVBvMDDq7itVwIhAN-x8hOYRHNRJTJ4dzulGGVxHn-i3dt4FqV-gr0NnJFT&sharetype=gift?token=423e007d-3500-4ac2-97a3-fb0105e18269
Photo: Haddam Neck Nuclear Power Plant, Primary Auxiliary Building, 362 Injun Hollow Road, Haddam, Middlesex County, CT Nuclear power is green, ready now, and doesn't need sunshine or windy skies. Mike Hewitt CEO IP3 Security https://on.ft.com/3mZPSb1 https://www.rolls-royce.com/~/media/Files/R/Rolls-Royce/documents/customers/nuclear/smr-brochure-july-2017.pdf
Photo: The Iranian embassy in Baku. Iran invaded Azerbaijan, 2020. Brenda Shaffer @ProfBShaffer @FDD https://www.dailysabah.com/opinion/columns/what-does-iran-want-in-the-south-caucasus
Photo: The night bivouac of Napoleon's army during the retreat from Russia in 1812; by Vasily Vereshchagin. The unusual new partnership of Russia and the EU. Katrina vanden Heuvel @TheNation https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/10/18/ftse-100-index-markets-live-news-energy-tax-rates/
Photo: Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China Target Taiwan. Gerrit van der Wees @GerritWees, and @GordonGChang, Gatestone, Newsweek https://thediplomat.com/2021/10/what-do-taiwanese-think-of-chinas-record-setting-incursions-into-taiwans-adiz/ Gerrit van der Wees, adjunct professor at George Washington University's Elliott School of Foreign Affairs and George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government
Photo: A falchion (Old French: fauchon; Latin: falx, "sickle") is a one-handed, single-edged sword of European origin. Falchions are found in different forms from around the 13th century up to and including the 16th century. In some versions the falchion looks rather like the seax and later the sabre, and in other versions more like a machete with a crossguard. 3500-year-old ghost of Babylon. "Indiana" Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 ; @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/oct/16/figures-of-babylon-oldest-drawing-of-a-ghost-found-in-british-museum-vault Where to find a Crusader sword https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2021/10/18/ftse-100-index-markets-live-news-energy-tax-rates/
Photo: A hudna (from the Arabic هدنة meaning "calm" or "quiet") is a truce or armistice. A famous early hudna was the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah between Muhammad and the Quraysh tribe, where the Prophet agreed to a truce and then waited till he was strong enough to win, after which he abrogated the truce. Here: Hendrick de Clerck - Allegory of the Twelve Years' Truce Plan B for the Iran Deal Ambitions. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres @mhoenlein1 @ThadMcCotter @theamgreatness https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-embraces-trump-accords-struggles-withdrawal-iran-nuclear/story?id=80568436
Photo: Loading sisal in Haiti #NewWorldReport: What can Southcom do for abandoned Haiti? Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.southcom.mil/News/PressReleases/Article/2811605/southcom-to-host-change-of-command-ceremony-oct-29/
Photo: Camino Real guayaquil: Royal Road in Guayaquil #NewWorldReport: Ecuador turns to market solutions. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/10/16/latin-americas-economies-have-an-opportunity-to-grow
Photo: Chinese Troops in Xinjiang (where Xinjiang/Hsin chiang means roughly "new territories"); illustration of Chinese expansionism. #NewWorldReport: The Magical China–thinking of impoverished Latin America. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave) ;Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.economist.com/the-americas/2021/10/14/guillermo-lassos-battle-against-populism-in-ecuador
Photo: Visualization of overseas Chinese populations per country #NewWorldReport: The Caracas-Tehran connection in custody. Senadora Maria Fernanda Cabal. @MariaFdaCabal (on leave); Joseph Humire @JMHumire @SecureFreeSoc https://www.securefreesociety.org https://www.wsj.com/articles/deal-maker-for-venezuelas-maduro-regime-extradited-to-u-s-11634432668?st=afg3vab7pdgjpjn&reflink=article_copyURL_share .. .. .. Permissions: Visualization of Overseas Chinese populations per country 4 December 2017 ; Source | Own work ; Author | Danielnjoo I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following license: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. | You are free: to share – to copy, distribute and transmit the work; to remix – to adapt the workUnder the following conditions: attribution – You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
Mike Chitwood, retired Superintendent of Police for Upper Darby, returns to the Dom Giordano Program to discuss the horrific incident that played out on a SEPTA train, in which riders watched as a woman was raped. Chitwood tells what he would suggest for riders to do in a similar situation, telling that somebody should have stepped forward. Also, Chitwood tells the situation surrounding the SEPTA stations in Upper Darby, and tells what would have been different if he were still leading the department. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dom Giordano and Dan begin the second hour by discussing an abhorrent situation that unfolded last week. In a statement this weekend, SEPTA announced that an alleged rape occurred on the Market-Frankford Line on Wednesday night. SEPTA noted in the release that there were indeed other people on the train who witnessed this horrific act, telling that it may have been stopped sooner had a rider called 911. Dom and Dan discuss the implications of such a horrific event, and tell what they would have done if they had encountered a similar situation. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Pennsylvania Representative Martina White, representing portions of Philadelphia, rejoins the Dom Giordano Program to discuss a letter she penned to Councilman Isaiah Thomas regarding a proposed amendment to the Philadelphia Traffic Code. In the new amendment, Thomas hopes to curtail police violence by banning minor traffic stops, which he said criminalizes ‘driving while black.' Giordano and White discuss the negative effects that such an edict would have, noting the value of these stops in deterring further crime. White, in the letter, also brings to light the negative financial implications such a change would incur, telling that the State could hold funds for the city's refusal to follow a uniform state-wide traffic code. (Photo by Getty Images) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With No Shave November coming up, today is a good holiday to prep for a month of not shaving for men out there. There's nothing like that fresh smooth feeling - so celebrate that feeling today on October 18, National No Beard Day.https://todayaholiday.com/national-no-beard-day/Photo by Christoffer Engström on Unsplash
In the 21st century, it's still unbearable to know how many in this world are living in poverty, unable to have adequate food, water, clothing or shelter. On this day the world joins together- it's October 17 and today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.https://todayaholiday.com/international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty/Photo by Ben Richardson on Unsplash
Today is a holiday particularly for the doggy's out there, but technically it's something you can play with other animals, or even your kids! It's a fantastic form of exercise for them and a fun game for everyone. It's October 16 and today is National Fetch Day.https://todayaholiday.com/national-fetch-day/Photo by Anthony Duran on Unsplash
Welcome to The Times of Israel's Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what's happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today's guests are ToI editor David Horovitz and Arab Affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman with Jessica Steinberg hosting. Joining me today are founding editor David H and Arab Affairs Correspondent Aaron Boxerman. With another Arab man gunned down Monday, Israel marks the 100th Arab homicide in 2021, and Boxerman and Horovitz what that means in terms of the crime wave in Israel and whether the Israel Police should have expanded tools to cut down on crime. Horovitz looks at the Justice Ministry's decision to wipe out the NIS 65 million ($20 million) debt owed to the state by billionaire Idan Ofer for utilizing the country's natural saltwater by his company, Dead Sea Works, and the effect that use has had on the diminishing waters of the Dead Sea. Steinberg follows with a conversation about the Sunday photo shoot at the Dead Sea, when American artist Spencer Tunick photographed 200 volunteers modeling nude, in an effort to raise awareness about the shrinking waters of the Dead Sea. Finally, Horovitz mentions TV show "Goliath," currently in its fourth season, tackling the thinly veiled subject of a major pharmaceutical family -- akin to the Sacklers -- and the current opiod epidemic. Discussed articles include: Man gunned down in Bi'na, marking 100th Arab Israeli homicide in 2021 Government moves to expand warrantless police searches to fight Arab crime TV: State wipes out NIS 65 million debt owed by billionaire for Dead Sea water Nude and painted white, 200 volunteer models pose at endangered Dead Sea Subscribe to The Times of Israel Daily Briefing on iTunes, Spotify, PlayerFM, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts. IMAGE: Police at the scene of where Sahar Ismail, the Education minister's aide for Arab society, was found murdered in his home, in the northern Israeli town of Rameh. August 15, 2021. Photo by FLASH 90 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode, we talked with musician Willy Porter, we chatted about musical beginnings, his guitar style, and the recording and writing process. We touch on his new single “Baseball on the Radio” celebrating Milwaukee's own Bob Uecker, and what's on the horizon for Willy. https://willyporter.comYou can find more conversations, food reviews, live music and events on our website https://lacrosselocal.com. Photo credit: Cory Zimmerman
Which personality do you use most often? Let me ask you a question. Does being a designer, either graphic, web, UX, UI or whatever, qualify you to run your own design business? Some people may say yes. After all, are there any differences between designing something for an employer or an employer's clients and designing something for your own clients? Not really. I'll concede that the design skills you use are the same in both instances. However, just because the design skills are the same doesn't qualify a designer to run their own design business. Does education play into it? Is someone who attended design school somehow more qualified to run their own design business than someone who learned their skills on their own? The school-taught designer may have some business credits under their belt. But arguably, educational background or lack thereof doesn't qualify or disqualify a designer from running their own business. No, in my opinion, and I do understand that my opinion may be wrong, but it's still my opinion. Is that what differentiates a designer who is qualified to run their own design business and one who isn't is their personality. Or, more accurately, personalities. Last week, I told you there were two roles to running a design business: a designer and a business owner. That's a very simplified approach, and it worked for last week's episode. But the truth of the matter is, there are way more than just two roles to running a successful design business. To do it right, you need to have many personalities. And I'm not just talking about the obvious ones. Layout artist Typesetter Proofreader Illustrator Colour picker Photo retoucher Coder Art director and so on and so on. Being a designer means you should be somewhat proficient or have a working knowledge of some if not all of these skills. I'm not an illustrator. But that doesn't mean I can't draw. I can; I'm just not that good at it. My drawing skills are marginal at best. But they've gotten me out of several pinches over the years. Skills like these are something every designer needs to be acquainted with, regardless of whether they are working for someone else or self-employed. When I say that a design business owner has to have many personalities, I'm thinking much deeper. In most situations, a self-employed or freelance designer will develop a much deeper relationship with their clients than someone employed as a designer. That relationship is deeper because it's their client. When I used to work at the print shop, I worked with many regular clients. Most of them I got along with exceptionally well. But regardless of how well we worked together, they weren't my clients. They were the print shop's clients. When I left the print shop to start my own full-time design business, almost all of the clients I worked with remained there and were assigned a new designer to work with them. Only a handful of clients followed me to my new business. And you know what? The relationship we had formed at the print shop grew exponentially once they were MY CLIENTS. Why did our relationship grow? It's because I was invested in those clients in a way that I never was at the print shop. For one thing, when I was at the print shop, if something went wrong with a client's project, I might get some of the blame. But it's the print shop's reputation that took the major hit. And if something went right, for example, if a design won an award which happened on several occasions. The designer would get a mention, but the print shop got most of the recognition and glory. Once I was on my own, and they became my clients, I was much more invested in them because anything that went wrong reflected directly on me, which could affect my business. And anything that went right meant more recognition for me. But I'm starting to drift back towards the design part of the job. And once again, that part can be done by any designer. The business side, however, that side requires something special. It requires the designer to put their many personalities to use, building and strengthening the relationships with their clients. You're probably wondering what the heck I'm talking about. So let me describe some of the many personalities a design business owner must-have. Psychologist. Just like how a practicing psychologist is trained to assess and diagnose problems in thinking, feeling and behaviour to help people overcome or manage their problems. A freelance designer must do the same with their clients. It's your job to assess and diagnose and find a way to overcome the problems your clients are facing. In many cases, the problems your clients think they are facing may not be the actual problem. You must use your psychology skills to weed through and decipher everything the client tells you to figure out the root of the real problem. Only then can you offer them the proper solution. Many designers will give a client what they want. It would be best if you strived to do better by giving the client not what they want but what they need. Your psychologist personality can help you with that. Mediator. A mediator's job is to facilitate a conversation between two or more people to help them resolve a dispute. A mediator is trained to establish and maintain a safe, confidential, communicative process and help participants reach an agreement independently. If you've ever had to present a proposal to a committee, I can almost guarantee that your mediator personality was front and centre. As a mediator, your job is to ensure that all involved parties agree on how a project proceeds. This may involve getting clients to compromises on specific aspects of a project and convincing them to let go of particular ideas. Without this agreement between all parties, any design project will struggle. It's your job as the designer to ensure that everyone is satisfied. Your mediator personality can help you with that. Negotiator. As the mediator, a negotiator's job is to communicate with clients to negotiate and establish sales. All while building positive relationships in the process. Your negotiator skills will come in especially handy when pitching larger projects. A client may love your ideas, but not so much the price tag associated with those ideas. As a negotiator, it's your job to show the client why your proposal is worth the investment on their part. And should the price of a project remain a deciding factor, your negotiating skills will allow you to cut back on details of your proposal in a way that still satisfies the client's needs and, more importantly, meet the client's budget. Your negotiator personality can help you with that. Salesperson. A salesperson's job is to find prospective clients, identify their challenges and needs, and ultimately find them a solution. Any time you correspond with a potential new client, it's your salesperson personality that's talking. This personality's job is to build trust and ultimately convince a potential client of the benefits of working with you. This personality is the one that should be front and center any time you are out networking or any time someone asks what you do for a living or inquires about your business and services. The more adept you are with your salesperson personality, the more successful your design business will be. Babysitter. You usually think of a babysitter as someone in charge of taking care of someone else's child or children. Their responsibilities include making sure the children are safe, getting the care and attention they deserve, and adhering to their parent's standards. Think of the assets a client bestows you as their children. Because in a way, they are. Their logo, their images, their brand assets and styling, are all entrusted to you. You are responsible for ensuring they are taken care of, kept safe, get the attention they deserver, and adhere to the client's standards. In some cases, you are the one who developed those standards. But often enough, you will be entrusted with your client's "children" and expected to take care of them. Your babysitter personality better be up to the task. Researcher. A researcher's job is to collect, organize, analyze, and interpret data and opinions, explore issues, solve problems and predict trends. Sound familiar? If you've ever held a discovery meeting with a client or have investigated a client's target market and competition, you were using your researcher personality. Nurturing this personality is crucial to your growth as a designer and as a business owner. The more you can learn about your clients, their strengths and weaknesses, the markets they're in, the hurdles and challenges they face, the competition they're up against, the benefits they offer and how they can differentiate themselves, the better equipped you will be to do your job. Not to mention the higher prices you'll be able to charge. It was Abraham Lincoln who said, "If I only had an hour to chop down a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe." Think of research as that first 45 minutes. The better you do it, the easier the rest of your tasks will be. That's where your researcher's personality comes in. Educator. A teacher is someone who instructs. Their job is to ensure someone knows the outcome of whatever it is they are teaching. An educator, on the other hand, is someone who gives intellectual, moral and social instructions. In other words, an educator not only wants you to know the outcome, but they also want you to understand the reasons for the outcome. It's the difference between telling a client their idea won't work and explaining why a different approach might be a better option. The more you can educate a client in how design works, the better they will become as clients. Not only that, but the more you educate your clients, the higher they'll regard and trust your opinions. Don't teach them; educate them if you want to build a deep and lasting relationship with your clients. They'll thank you, or should I say your educator personality, for the knowledge. Many more personalities. I could go on and on. There are so many personalities involved with running a design business. Some days you may have to be a coach and some days a councillor. You regularly need to be a tactician to keep on track of your ever-evolving schedule. And at times, you become an advisor or consultant to your clients. And if you're lucky, a confidant. Now, of course, you don't actually switch between one personality and another. they should all be present in some capacity in every client dealing you have. They're what make you who you are. Your goal should be to nurture each one of these personalities to become the best, most rounded design business owner you can be. With all of these personalities behind you, you become a force to be reckoned with. And clients will be begging to work with you. I started by saying that what qualifies a designer to run their own business are these many personalities. And I hinted that designers who work for someone else might lack these personalities and therefore not make good design business owners. But that's not true. I believe everyone has these and many more personalities within them. It's only a matter of accessing and nurturing them. Just like a muscle, if you don't use it, it will atrophy. So will these personalities. If you work at an agency and someone else deals with the clients while you do the design work, you'll have little chance to practice your selling skills. You'll probably never get an opportunity to negotiate with a client or mediate a committee. I want you to be aware that these are skills you will need should you ever want to become a freelancer. And if you are not used to using these skills, you may have a difficult time at the start. But just like a muscle, the more you work it, the stronger it becomes. And it's the same for running a design business. The more you work at it, the better you'll become. After all, you have to start somewhere. And that's where your optimist personality comes in.
Nine teams representing students, researchers and autonomous vehicle experts from across the globe will convene at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Oct. 23 for an auto-racing competition without drivers. Or at least without a human in the cockpit. The "drivers" in this case are software systems coded in advance by the teams, who must just sit back on "race day" to see if the cars can direct themselves out of the pits, around the track and avoid obstacles (which might or might not include another car). The Indy Autonomous Challenge has been more than two years in the making. And so podcast host Mason King talks with Paul MItchell, CEO of Energy Systems Network, the Indianapolis-based not-for-profit that dreamed up and organized the event, about why the competition is important and what the group wants to achieve. And then he talks with Michael Saxon, who is leading the Black & Gold Racing team, made up of students and researchers from Purdue University, West Point and IUPUI. To learn more, read IBJ reporter Mickey Shuey's story about the challenge. Photo courtesy of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.
Photo: 1695, Colosseum te Rome @Batchelorshow #Londinium90AD: When the Optimates lose confidence in the Emperor, from Domitian 96 A.D. to Louis Napoleon 1870 A.D. and 2021 A.D.. Michael Vlahos.
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Photo by Gabriel Crismariu on Unsplash In Episode 66 of the CELab Podcast we discussed Best Practices for keeping your Customer Education content up-to-date despite the rapid-pace of change that we experience in Software-as-a-Service businesses. But what happens when you also have a highly-configurable product? Charlie writes: I have been tasked with creating a customer education program at our software company. I am devouring your book and podcast episodes. I am trying to create a strategy for implementation based on your guidelines, but the sticking point I keep getting stuck on is that our software is configured for each customer. We have many functions that are fairly standard, but every implementation looks and acts a bit different. I know that I can create education material for more advanced topics that our customers would consume without any customization, but our basic user training is the main thing we are trying to standardize, and I am struggling to determine the best way forward. Thanks for your brains! The hypothesis we'll challenge today is: We are able to create content at scale that meets the needs of most customers without any customization. Thank you Charlie for your submission and if you have a question, use this form to send one in for us to consider and answer on the show!
This is Ordinary Time, Proper 24, in the Church Calendar. Our general order comes from the Book of Common Prayer (1979) Daily Office and Scripture readings from the Revised Common Lectionary. We'll sing “Hold Me Jesus” by Rich Mullins throughout today's time of prayer. We'll read Psalm 91:9-16 followed by the Gloria Patri. Our Lesson is Mark 10:35-45. We'll say the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Collect of the Day. We'll then have a time of prompted prayer. If you have a prayer request please submit it here. Sign up here for the email list. Visit Patreon to give and support Morning Prayer monthly. Go to PayPal to give a one-time gift. Photo by me :). Hold Me Jesus Rich Mullins Verse 1 Just don't make sense at all When the mountains look so big And my faith just seems so small Chorus 1 So hold me Jesus 'Cause I'm shaking like a leaf You have been King of my glory Won't You be my Prince of Peace Verse 2 And I wake up in the night And feel the dark It's so hot inside my soul I swear there must be blisters on my heart Chorus 1 Bridge Surrender don't come natural to me I'd rather fight You for something I don't really want Than to take what You give that I need And I've beat my head against so many walls Now I'm falling down I'm falling on my knees Verse 3 And this Salvation Army band Is playing this hymn And Your grace rings out so deep It makes my resistance seem so thin Chorus 2 I'm singing hold me Jesus 'Cause I'm shaking like a leaf You have been King of my glory Won't You be my Prince of Peace You have been King of my glory Won't You be my Prince of Peace Prayer of Confession Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone. We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We are truly sorry and we humbly repent. For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen. Psalm 91:9-16 9 Because you have made the Lord your refuge, * and the Most High your habitation, 10 There shall no evil happen to you, * neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over you, * to keep you in all your ways. 12 They shall bear you in their hands, * lest you dash your foot against a stone. 13 You shall tread upon the lion and adder; * you shall trample the young lion and the serpent under your feet. 14 Because he is bound to me in love, therefore will I deliver him; * I will protect him, because he knows my Name. 15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; * I am with him in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him to honor. 16 With long life will I satisfy him, * and show him my salvation. Mark 10:35-45 (NRSV) James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” And he said to them, “What is it you want me to do for you?” And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?” They replied, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink; and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized; but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” When the ten heard this, they began to be angry with James and John. So Jesus called them and said to them, “You know that among the Gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. But it is not so among you; but whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be slave of all. For the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.” The Apostles' Creed I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen. The Lord's Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Collect of the Day Proper 24, Rite Two Almighty and everlasting God, in Christ you have revealed your glory among the nations: Preserve the works of your mercy, that your Church throughout the world may persevere with steadfast faith in the confession of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Glory to God whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine: Glory to him from generation to generation in the Church, and in Christ Jesus for ever and ever. Amen. -Ephesians 3:20, 21
"Famous" Jameis Winston is known for Eating Ws' , "receiving" crab legs, standing up on tables shouting unspeakable things, and throwing 30 Interceptions in the 2019 season. On the other hand Jameis is also known as a college football champion, a former Heisman thropy winner, A former the 1st Pick in the NFL draft, and an NFL Pro Bowl QB. He is the definition of "Hills and Valleys", however, In 2020 Jameis did one of the most remarkable things when he humbled himself and sat as a backup with the New Orleans Saints to learn the game from future Hall of Famer Drew Brees. In this timeout we explore the lessons that can be extracted from that act of faith and humility. Photo by (David Grunfeld/AP) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mtmv/support
Photo:. "The Falcon Plucks out the Eyes of the Falconer for Bearing False Witness Against the Nobleman's Wife", Folio from a Kalila wa Dimna @Batchelorshow 12a/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Lessons Learned after seven years of false witnessing. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
Photo: Convocation dress of a Doctor of Civil Law in the University of Oxford, detail scanned from a reproduction of a 1675 engraving (Habiti Academici, part of the series Oxonia Illustrata) by David Loggan 9/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Profile of "well-regarded academic who is also a patriot" Stefan Halper in the Washington Post, June 5, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
Photo: Book: Ars moriendi, The Art of Dying. 8/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Book launch party with a pride of competing intelligence agents, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
Photo: The Library; Trinity, Cambridge 7/12 #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: American media name Cambridge Professor Stefan Halper as the source of the allegations, May 18, 2018. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. #FriendsofHistoryDebatingSociety
Photo: The Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, abbreviated G.U., formerly the Main Intelligence Directorate and still commonly known by its previous abbreviation GRU, is the foreign military intelligence agency of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Unit 29155 is a Russian (GRU) unit tasked with foreign assassinations and other activities aimed at destabilizing European countries 5/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Allegedly linked to the GRU and Vladimir Putin on the Guardian front gate, April 1, 2017. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.
Photo: Financial Times 1888 front page 3/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: The first sign of the attack on Svetlana Lokhova and Michael Flynn, the Financial Times, December 16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova
Photo: US Theatrical Poster. Fair use. "Halper, 75, a Cambridge professor and an FBI informant against Trump's campaign, demanded the claims in the U.S. District Court of Eastern Virginia filed in May by Svetlana Lokhova in a complaint that labels him a 'spy' and [bleep] be dismissed and his accuser be sanctioned by the judge." —Washington Examiner 2/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Stefan Halper origins, August 10-16, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova. ..
Photo: The Jealous Husband, a genre painting by Cornelius Krieghoff depicting a cuckolded husband. Strzok is married to Melissa Hodgman, an associate director at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "Don't you hate it when you and your married girlfriend are trying to engineer a coup against the duly elected president of the United States, and your wife busts you and threatens to hire a keyhole peeper and call your mistress's cuckolded husband? "Meet Peter Strzok, the fired crooked FBI agent. And now all his lovey-dovey texts with his galpal are in the public domain, and his squalid, corrupt Deep State life is like an old country song." —Howie Carr, Boston Herald https://www.bostonherald.com/2019/11/21/howie-carr-things-about-to-get-worse-for-fired-fbi-agent-love-struck-strzok/ 1/12: #CrossfireHurricaneDiary: Remembering the Peter Strzok origins, July 31, 2016. Svetlana Lokhova @TheRealSLokhova.
Photo: SER-Niños Charter School, a charter school in the Gulfton area of Houston, Texas CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education – Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them? Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan. And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist. Why? Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools? ■ What are the business models for these schools? ■ And can they be replicated and improved? The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation. Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.