Emily Brierley, Head of Cambridge MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses what makes the Cambridge MBA unique, the school's admissions process, career opportunities and more. Program Highlights (2:30) | Admissions (17:30) | Financing & Scholarships (28:30) | Careers (36:45) About Our Guest Emily Brierley is Head of Cambridge MBA Recruitment and Admissions at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, where she has worked for over 5 years. Emily graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a Bachelors in American Studies. What is unique about the Cambridge MBA? What are its key advantages? The University of Cambridge is one of the world's most prestigious institutions, ranked 5th globally by Times Higher Education (2022) Each Cambridge MBA belongs to 1 of 31 colleges affiliated with the University, which could include undergraduates and masters/PhD students studying different disciplines Requires 3 team projects over the year that emphasize real world, experiential learning Admissions is looking for academic achievement, clear career progression and ambition, international experience and global outlook, and strong interpersonal and collaborative skills Interviews are conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School faculty members Students can specialize in 10 concentrations The area surrounding Cambridge is known as ‘Silicon Fen;' 900 high tech firms operate within 50 miles of the city Cambridge attracts the largest investment per capita in Europe, five times that of London. The total amount of capital (including VC) invested in Cambridge startups is £600 million. International MBA graduates can remain in UK for employment for 2 years under new post-study work visa Episode write-up and show notes: https://touchmba.com/cambridge-mba-program-admissions-interview-emily-brierley/ Get free, personalized school selection help at Touch MBA: https://touchmba.com
Matt Canlis is an Anglican priest in Washington state who is the subject of the documentary GodSpeed the pace of being known. Also author of Backyard Pilgrim- 40 days at Godspeed In this episode we discuss * What is meant by “the pace of being known” the subject of Godspeed documentary? * What was it about his American perspective that needed to be changed? * What was Eugene Peterson-his mentor & teacher (author of the Message Bible) trying to teach him? For more please go to https://www.livegodspeed.org/
Indiana loses to a fourth top 10 team, and will face another two! Is Tom Allen the right guy to lead Indiana - or are IU fans overreacting to the 2-4 start? Can the Hoosiers offense be less explosive? Can clock management be worse? --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-kent-sterling-show/support
Most people are trying to change one habit or another for the better. They've probably tried to change before, but without much luck. Our guest on this episode, Professor Katy Milkman, is an award-winning behavioral scientist at The Wharton School. Katy's research explores ways that insights from economics and psychology can be used to change behaviors for good. She's the author of a new book on that topic called, How to Change: The Science of Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Her website is katymilkman.com. ****** Thanks to our sponsors of this episode! --> Aurate: we love this modern, minimalist, and affordable jewerly! They rarely run sales, so we're honored that they are offering one to our listeners! Go to http://www.auratenewyork.com/nobodytoldme and use promo code 'nobodytoldme' to get 20% off with no minimum order. --> AirMedCare Network (AMCN): add inexpensive Fly-U-Home coverage to your AMCN membership so that if there's a medical emergency, you can make the call to be transported back to your local hospital—closer to your own doctor and family. Fly-U-Home takes care of absolutely everything from hospital A to hospital B. No bills. No paperwork. It's a smart way to reduce stress—and put control of your care in your hands. Sign up for Fly-U-Home today and receive up to a $100 eGift Card. by going to airmedcarenetwork.com/tellme and use offer code TELLME. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
While Texas has no trouble telling women what to do with their bodies, they have no issue giving Holocost deniers a platform from which to speak. The CRT myth is leading to counterproductive education. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
IT'S BE BRAVE FRIDAY WHERE SHAUN OR I (FROM DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE AND LOVING THE STRANGE AND JUST BEING AN AUTHOR IN MAINE) SHARE PEOPLE'S UNEDITED, UNFILTERED STORIES, SO WE CAN ALL CELEBRATE THE BIG AND LITTLE BRAVE THINGS WE DO ALL THE TIME. SOMETIMES WE DON'T EVEN REALIZE WE'RE BEING BRAVE. This Be Brave Friday story is from the wonderful and brave and cool and talented Lenka Vodicka who writes the Forest Fairy Craft books, which you should check out! Here's Lenka's story. I was a mellow baby that slept a lot. Then I was a clumsy child that fell a lot. Then I was diagnosed with a genetic disease called Charcot (pronounced shar-co) Marie Tooth (CMT) which has nothing to do with teeth. It's named after the three doctors that discovered it. CMT is also called hereditary neuropathy. CMT is a glitch in the genetic code that causes nerve damage, muscle weakness, balance issues, and fatigue. It's degenerative, meaning it worsens over time. There is no treatment, other than bracing and corrective surgery that may or may not work. And there is no cure. I have CMT for life. CMT symptoms can vary widely, even within a family. Some people have mild symptoms that are barely noticeable into their 80s, while others have multiple surgeries and use wheelchairs as children. My case was in the mild category for a long time. I couldn't wear flip-flops, or scramble up rock climbing walls, but most people had no idea that I dealt with any disease at all. I could be normal. My challenges were usually invisible. Situations like mine, where challenges are not easily seen, may be called invisible disabilities. Then, one day, that changed too. My feet hurt. Every day. Every hour of the day. Every minute of the hour. They ached like someone dropped a book on them. And they didn't stop hurting. Fingers went numb. I never considered myself disabled before. The word was serious and full of baggage from sad movies. Facing the reality of my situation required a leap of bravery in itself. I wanted to run towards “normal” as fast as possible. Slowing down, facing my limits, and then asking, “How can I help myself? How can I make my life easier in this moment?” was big work. I changed jobs and got a disabled placard for my car. Then the real bravery began. Because having an invisible disability means that every single time I ask for accommodations, I have to call on my inner brave self. Because my bravery is the opposite of heroes that step up to a moment of decisive action. It's the opposite of heroines volunteering for a mighty quest. It's the opposite of saying, “I think I can, I think I can. I believe in myself.” My bravery is “No.” My bravery is approaching random staff person at a concert or event to ask if there is an alternative line or somewhere to sit that doesn't involve steep stairs. Sometimes the information is online, but that doesn't always translate to the location. And I've even had staff say, “I don't know why the website says that.” And because my disability is invisible, not apparent on first glance, I never know how they will react. Some staff say they have no idea. They need to radio another person that's not answering the walkie-talkie. Or I give a museum feedback that more benches would be great, to hear, “Well, we want people to keep moving.” Trust me, I'd love to keep moving. I've heard many times that, “if we accommodate you, then everyone would want that too.” Again, trust me, they don't want CMT. I've had a few meltdowns when a staff member insists that everyone must follow the same rules. I've missed events and left venues because the walk or the line wasn't worth the pain that I would manage for days afterwards. So why be brave? Why bother standing up to the hassle of disrupting the day for my friends, and the potentially embarrassing conversation, for nothing? Because, other times, bravery makes all the difference. Amusement parks became fun again. My niece said, “We need to come with auntie every time,” because we could stand to the side and enter though the exit instead of standing in winding lines for hours. I got to sit at concerts on a balcony where I could actually see the show instead of sitting in a sea of dancers. I've been able to drive to locations accessible only by trail unless you required disabled access. We avoid crowds and steep stairs. We park closer to the entrances or exits. Asking for support makes adventures attainable again. Bravery can be saying, “not today, thank you.” Bravery can be found in little moments. In the decision to tell your friends that the hike is too steep. In researching accessibility options before booking a room or campsite. In holding your deep truth. And asking for what you need. Bravery is accepting your limits, then finding ways to help yourself thrive. Now, I am a unique mom that loves adventures. And I look forward to many, many more. BE A PART OF OUR MISSION! Hey! We're all about inspiring each other to be weird, to be ourselves and to be brave and we're starting to collect stories about each other's bravery. Those brave moments can be HUGE or small, but we want you to share them with us so we can share them with the world. You can be anonymous if you aren't brave enough to use your name. It's totally chill. Want to be part of the team? Send us a quick (or long) email and we'll read it here and on our YouTube channel. LET'S HANG OUT! HEY! DO YOU WANT TO SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER? MAYBE TAKE A COURSE, CHILL ON SOCIAL MEDIA, BUY ART OR A BOOK, OR LISTEN TO OUR PODCAST? Email us at email@example.com HELP US AND DO AN AWESOME GOOD DEED Thanks to all of you who keep listening to our weirdness on the DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE podcast and our new LOVING THE STRANGE podcast. We're sorry we laugh so much… sort of. Please share it and subscribe if you can. Please rate and like us if you are feeling kind, because it matters somehow. There's a new episode every Tuesday! Thanks so much for being one of the 263,000 downloads if you've given us a listen! One of our newest LOVING THE STRANGE podcasts is about the strange and adorably weird things people say? And one of our newest DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN PEOPLE episode is about fear setting and how being swallowed by a whale is bad ass. And Carrie has new books out! Yay! You can order now! It's an adult mystery/thriller that takes place in Bar Harbor, Maine. Read an excerpt here! The people who kill It's my book! It came out June 1! Boo-yah! Another one comes out July 1. And that one is called THOSE WHO SURVIVED, which is the first book in the the DUDE GOODFEATHER series. I hope you'll read it, like it, and buy it! The Dude Goodfeather Series - YA mystery by NYT bestseller Carrie Jones TO TELL US YOUR BRAVE STORY JUST EMAIL BELOW. Submit a form.
When it comes to achieving your goals, I hope you're setting lofty ones. I hope that you are NOT setting realistic goals. I hope that you set goals that are going to make you stretch. This includes business, personal, and relationship goals! This week we are going to talk about something that some of you, the very independent folks out there may not like; WHO is going to help you get there. We are going to talk about some tactical steps that you can take as well as what is required beyond people. Come and dig in with me. Let's go! LinkedIn: Andy Neary Instagram: @andy_neary Learn more: andyneary.com
I'm excited for you to meet Monika McKenzie, owner of the Yoga Nest, a yoga studio based in Hawaii. In addition to being an entrepreneur, wife, mom and yogi, she is also a social justice advocate. In this episode we discuss her journey to yoga entrepreneur, why she can't help but speak up, and how she finds balance and rejuvenation to step into her power for herself, her family and her community.
Conversations at the recent STN EXPO Indy showed how the school bus industry is crowdsourcing solutions to shortages in staffing as well as in materials due to shipping issues. School Bus Safety Week is coming up Oct. 18-22, presenting an opportunity to shine a spotlight on student safety. Recent bus stop injuries and deaths show the need for increased community awareness and school bus driver training. Read more at stnonline.com/safety.
This edition of the podcast is sponsored by Wärtsilä Voyage It has proved hard to take seafarer training away from the classroom. Although e-learning has been with us for more than 20 years, still seafarers have been making their way by land, sea, or air to a training academy to receive teaching in the age-old way. Maritime training was falling behind even before Covid-19. The pandemic forced a change of thinking as classrooms were closed, technology came to the fore, and reskilling for the future of shipping rose up the agenda. The key requirements of safety, competence, and environmental awareness remain, but the way in which they are accessed — by whom, where, when, and how — is evolving. In February this year, two companies with similar visions for maritime training, yet who came at it from different directions, formed a strategic partnership to provide shipping companies, training institutes, manning agencies, and seafarers with a learning platform that brings all stakeholders into one ecosystem. The companies involved are Wärtsilä Voyage, which is busy creating a Smart Marine Ecosystem, and Ocean Technologies Group, equally busy empowering seafarers for a changing industry. Now, only six months after the partnership was formed, Wärtsilä Voyage's Cloud Simulation capability has been made available on OTG's Ocean Learning Platform. What does this mean for the seafarer? How will shipping companies benefit? Won't easier access to cloud simulation shake the foundations of training institutes? In this fascinating podcast, Neil Bennett, Business Development Director for Global Simulation at Wärtsilä Voyage, and James Lee, Digital Learning Solutions manager, also at Wärtsilä Voyage, look at the changing landscape of maritime training, and discuss the concept of ‘learning in the flow of work'. They unpack the opportunities provide by simulation and show how adaptive learning puts training back into the hands of seafarers. They conclude that training the next generation of mariners will require next-generation training, which can play a significant role in enabling shipping to reach its decarbonisation goals. Join the conversation about the future of maritime training here.
Jen has been all over the internet lately telling the world that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is a dumpster fire of a bill. In this episode, she backs that up by comparing the levels of investment for different kinds of infrastructure and examining the society changing effects the bill would have if it were to become law. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD218: Minerals Are the New Oil CD205: Nuclear Waste Storage Oil CD073: Amtrak Recommended Articles and Documents Benjamin J. Hulac and Joseph Morton. October 7, 2021. “With GOP sidelined, Manchin steps up to defend fossil fuels.” Roll Call. Connor Sheets, Robert J. Lopez, Rosanna Xia, and Adam Elmahrek. October 4, 2021. “Before O.C. oil spill, platform owner faced bankruptcy, history of regulatory problems.” The Los Angeles Times. Donald Shaw. October 4, 2021. “Criticizing Joe Manchin's Coal Conflicts is ‘Outrageous,' Says Heitkamp.” Sludge. Michael Gold. October 1, 2021. “Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. Everyone Has an Opinion.” The New York Times. Utilities Middle East Staff. September 13, 2021. “World's largest carbon capture and storage plant launched.” Utilities. Adele Peters. September 8, 2021. “The first commercial carbon removal plant just opened in Iceland.” Fast Company. Hiroko Tabuchi. August 16, 2021. “For Many, Hydrogen Is the Fuel of the Future. New Research Raises Doubts.” The New York Times. Robert W. Haworth and Mark Z. Jacobson. August 12, 2021. “How green is blue hydrogen?.” Energy Science & Engineering. Emily Cochrane. August 10, 2021. “Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Handing Biden a Bipartisan Win.” The New York Times. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. June 3, 2021. “2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic.” U.S. Department of Transportation. Nation Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). May 19, 2021. “What We Know—and Do Not Know—About Achieving a National-Scale 100% Renewable Electric Grid .” Michael Barnard. May 3, 2021. “Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Are Mostly Bad Policy.” CleanTechnica. Hiroko Tabuchi. April 24, 2021. “Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says.” The New York Times. Grist Creative. April 15, 2021. “How direct air capture works (and why it's important)” Grist. American Society of Civil Engineers. 2021. “Bridges.” 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Open Secrets. “Sen. Joe Manchin - West Virginia - Top Industries Contributing 2015-2020.” Savannah Keaton. December 30, 2020. “Can Fuel Cell Vehicles Explode Like ‘Hydrogen Bombs on Wheels'?” Motor Biscuit. Dale K. DuPont. August 6, 2020. “First all-electric ferry in U.S. reaches milestone.” WorkBoat. Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser. 2020. “CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Our World in Data. Jeff Butler. January 27, 2019. “Norway leads an electric ferry revolution.” plugboats.com Our World in Data. Annual CO2 Emissions, 2019. Hydrogen Council. 2019. Frequently Asked Questions. Mark Z. Jacobson et al. September 6, 2017. “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World.” Joule. Kendra Pierre-Louis. August 25, 2017. “Almost every country in the world can power itself with renewable energy.” Popular Science. Chuck Squatriglia. May 12, 2008. “Hydrogen Cars Won't Make a Difference for 40 Years.” Wired. Renewable Energy World. April 22, 2004. “Schwarzenegger Unveils ‘Hydrogen Highways' Plan.” United States Department of Energy. February 2002. A National Vision of America's Transition to a Hydrogen Economy -- to 2030 and Beyond. The Bill H.R. 3684: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act August 10, 2021 Senate Vote Breakdown July 1, 2021 House Vote Breakdown Jen's Highlighted Version Bill Outline DIVISION A: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION TITLE I - FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS Subtitle A - Authorizations and Programs Sec. 11101: Authorization of Appropriations Authorizes appropriations for Federal-Aid for highways at between $52 billion and $56 billion per year through fiscal year 2026. Sec. 11117: Toll Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries Authorizes the government to pay up to 85% of the costs of replacing or retrofitting a diesel fuel ferry vessel until the end of fiscal year 2025. Sec. 11118: Bridge Investment Program Authorizes between $600 million and $700 million per year through 2026 (from the Highway Trust Fund) for repairs to bridges If a Federal agency wants grant money to repair a Federally owned bridge, it "shall" consider selling off that asset to the State or local government. Sec. 11119: Safe Routes to School Creates a new program to improve the ability of children to walk and ride their bikes to school by funding projects including sidewalk improvements, speed reduction improvements, crosswalk improvements, bike parking, and traffic diversions away from schools. Up to 30% of the money can be used for public awareness campaigns, media relations, education, and staffing. No additional funding is provided. It will be funded with existing funds for "administrative expenses." Sec. 11121: Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities Authorizes between $110 million and $118 million per year through 2026 (from the Highway Trust Fund) to construct ferry boats and ferry terminals. Subtitle D - Climate Change Sec. 11401: Grants for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Creates a new grant program with $15 million maximum per grant for governments to build public charging infrastructure for vehicles fueled with electricity, hydrogen, propane, and "natural" gas. The construction of the projects can be contracted out to private companies. Sec. 11402: Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Establishes a program to study and test projects that would reduce emissions. Sec. 11403: Carbon Reduction Program Allows, but does not require, the Transportation Secretary to use money for projects related to traffic monitoring, public transportation, trails for pedestrians and bicyclists, congestion management technologies, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technologies, energy efficient street lighting, congestion pricing to shift transportation demand to non-peak hours, electronic toll collection, installing public chargers for electric, hydrogen, propane, and gas powered vehicles. Sec. 11404: Congestion Relief Program Creates a grant program, funded at a minimum of $10 million per grant, for projects aimed at reducing highway congestion. Eligible projects include congestion management systems, fees for entering cities, deployment of toll lanes, parking fees, and congestion pricing, operating commuter buses and vans, and carpool encouragement programs. Buses, transit, and paratransit vehicles "shall" be allowed to use toll lanes "at a discount rate or without charge." Sec. 11405: Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program Establishes the "PROTECT program", which provides grants for projects to protect some current infrastructure from extreme weather events and climate related changes. Types of grants include grants for "at-risk coastal infrastructure" which specifies that only "non-rail infrastructure is eligible" (such as highways, roads, pedestrian walkways, bike lanes, etc.) Sec. 11406: Healthy Streets Program Establishes a grant program to install reflective pavement and to expand tree cover in order to mitigate urban heat islands, improve air quality, and reduce stormwater run-off and flood risks. Caps each grant at $15 million TITLE III: RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION Sec. 13001: Strategic Innovation for Revenue Collection Provides grants for pilot projects to test our acceptance of user-based fee collections and their effects on different income groups and people from urban and rural areas. They will test the use of private companies to collect the data and fees. Sec. 13002: National Motor Vehicle Per-mile User Fee Pilot Creates a pilot program to test a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee. DIVISION B - SURFACE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT ACT OF 2021 TITLE I - MULTIMODAL AND FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION Sec. 21201: National Infrastructure Project Assistance Authorizes $2 billion total per year until 2026 on projects that cost at least $100 million that include highway, bridge, freight rail, passenger rail, and public transportation projects. Authorizes $1.5 billion total per year until 2026 (which will expire after 3 years) for grants in amount between $1 million and $25 million for projects that include highway, bridge, public transportation, passenger and freight rail, port infrastructure, surface transportation at airports, and more. TITLE II - RAIL Subtitle A - Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 22101: Grants to Amtrak Authorizes appropriations for Amtrak in the Northeast Corridor at between $1.1 billion and $1.57 billion per year through 2026. Authorizes appropriations for Amtrak in the National Network at between $2.2 billion and $3 billion per year through 2026. Subtitle B - Amtrak Reforms Sec. 22201: Amtrak Findings, Mission, and Goals Changes the goal of cooperation between Amtrak, governments, & other rail carriers from "to achieve a performance level sufficient to justify expending public money" to "in order to meet the intercity passenger rail needs of the United States" and expands the service areas beyond "urban" locations. Changes the goals of Amtrak to include "improving its contracts with rail carriers over whose tracks Amtrak operates." Sec. 22208: Passenger Experience Enhancement Food and beverage service: Amtrak will establish a working group... Sec. 22212: Enhancing Cross Border Service Amtrak must submit a report... Sec. 22213: Creating Quality Jobs Amtrak will not be allowed to privatize the jobs previously performed by laid off union workers. Sec. 22214: Amtrak Daily Long Distance Study Amtrak would study bringing back long distance rail routes that were discontinued. Subtitle C - Intercity Passenger Rail Policy Sec. 22304: Restoration and Enhancement Grants Extends the amount of time the government will pay the operating costs of Amtrak or "any rail carrier" that provides passenger rail service from 3 years to 6 years, and pays higher percentages of the the costs. Sec. 22305: Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Creates a program to eliminate highway-rail crossings where vehicles are frequently stopped by trains. Authorizes the construction on tunnels and bridges. Sec. 22306: Interstate Rail Compacts Authorizes up to 10 grants per year valued at a maximum of $ million each to plan and promote new Amtrak routes Sec. 22308: Corridor Identification and Development Program The Secretary of Transportation will create a program for public entities to plan for expanded intercity passenger rail corridors, operated by Amtrak or private companies. When developing plans for corridors, the Secretary has to "consult" with "host railroads for the proposed corridor" Subtitle D - Rail Safety Sec. 22404: Blocked Crossing Portal The Administration of the Federal Railroad Administration would establish a "3 year blocked crossing portal" which would collect information about blocked crossing by trains from the public and first responders and provide every person submitting the complaint the contact information of the "relevant railroad" and would "encourage" them to complain to them too. Information collected would NOT be allowed to be used for any regulatory or enforcement purposes. Sec. 22406: Emergency Lighting The Secretary of Transportation will have to issue a rule requiring that all carriers that transport human passengers have an emergency lighting system that turns on when there is a power failure. Sec. 22409: Positive Train Control Study The Comptroller General will conduct a study to determine the annual operation and maintenance costs for positive train control. Sec. 22423: High-Speed Train Noise Emissions Allows, but does not require, the Secretary of Transportation to create regulations governing the noise levels of trains that exceed 160 mph. Sec. 22425: Requirements for Railroad Freight Cars Placed into Service in the United States Effective 3 years after the regulations are complete (maximum 5 years after this becomes law), freight cars will be prohibited from operating within the United States if more than 15% of it is manufactured in "a country of concern" or state-owned facilities. The Secretary of Transportation can assess fines between $100,000 and $250,000 per freight car. A company that has been found in violation 3 times can be kicked out of the United State's transportation system until they are in compliance and have paid all their fines in full. Sec. 22427: Controlled Substances Testing for Mechanical Employees 180 days after this becomes law, all railroad mechanics will be subject to drug testing, which can be conducted at random. DIVISION C - TRANSIT Sec. 30017: Authorizations Authorizes between $13.3 billion and $14.7 billion per year to be appropriated for transit grants. DIVISION D - ENERGY TITLE I - GRID INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESILIENCY Sec. 40101: Preventing Outages and Enhancing The Resilience of the Electric Grid Creates a $5 billion grant distribution program to electric grid operators, electricity storage operations, electricity generators, transmission owners and operators, distribution suppliers, fuels suppliers, and other entities chosen by the Secretary of Energy. The grants need to be used to reduce the risk that power lines will cause wildfires. States have to match 15%. The company receiving the grant has to match it by 100% (small utilities only have to match 1/3 of the grant.) Grant money be used for micro-grids and battery-storage in addition to obvious power line protection measures. Grant money can not be used to construct a new electricity generating facility, a large-scale battery facility that is not used to prevent "disruptive events", or cybersecurity. The companies are allowed to charge customers for parts of their projects that are not paid for with grant money (so they have to match the grant with their customer's money). Sec. 40112: Demonstration of Electric Vehicle Battery Second-Life Applications for Grid Services Creates a demonstration project to show utility companies that electric car batteries can be used to stabilize the grid and reduce peak loads of homes and businesses. The demonstration project must include a facility that "could particularly benefit" such as a multi-family housing building, a senior care facility, or community health center. TITLE II - SUPPLY CHAINS FOR CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Sec. 40201: Earth Mapping Resources Initiative The US Geological Survey will get $320 million and ten years to map "all of the recoverable critical minerals." Sec. 40204: USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility Authorizes $167 million to construct a new facility for energy and minerals research. The facility can be on land leased to the government for 99 years by "an academic partner." Requires the USGS to retain ownership of the facility. Sec. 40205: Rare Earth Elements Demonstration Facility Authorizes $140 million to build a rare earth element extractions and separation facility and refinery. Does NOT require the government to retain ownership of the facility. TITLE III - FUELS AND TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS Subtitle A - Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage, and Transportation Infrastructure Sec. 40304: Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authorizes $600 million for 2022 and 2023 and $300 million for each year between 2024 and 2026 for grants and loan guarantees for projects for transporting captured carbon dioxide. Each project has to cost more than $100 million and the government can pay up to 80% of the costs. If the project is financed with a loan, the company will have 35 years to pay it back, with fees and interest. Loans can be issued via private banks with guarantees provided by the government. Sec. 40305: Carbon Storage Validation and Testing Creates a new program for funding new or expanded large-scale carbon sequestration projects. Authorizes $2.5 billion through 2026. Sec. 40308: Carbon Removal Creates a new program for grants or contracts for projects to that will form "4 regional direct air capture hubs" that will each be able to capture 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. Authorizes $3.5 billion per year through 2026. Subtitle B - Hydrogen Research and Development Sec. 40313: Clean Hydrogen Research and Development Program Changes a goal of an existing research and development plan for hydrogen fuels (created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005) from enhancing sources of renewable fuels and biofuels for hydrogen production to enhancing those sources and fossil fuels with carbon capture and nuclear energy. Expands the activities of this program to include using hydrogen for power generation, industrial processes including steelmaking, cement, chemical feestocks, and heat production. They intend to transition natural gas pipelines to hydrogen pipelines. They intend for hydrogen to be used for all kinds of vehicles, rail transport, aviation, and maritime transportation. Sec. 40314: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs Creates a new program to create "4 regional clean hydrogen hubs" for production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of "clean hydrogen." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from fossil fuels." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from renewable energy." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from nuclear energy." The four hubs will each demonstrate a different use: Electric power generation, industrial sector uses, residential and commercial heating, and transportation. Requires the development of a strategy "to facilitate widespread production, processing, storage, and use of clean hydrogen", which will include a focus on production using coal. The hydrogen hubs should "leverage natural gas to the maximum extent practicable." Creates a new program to commercialize the production of hydrogen by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The overall goal is to identify barriers, pathways, and policy needs to "transition to a clean hydrogen economy." Authorizes $9.5 billion through 2026. Sec. 40315: Clean Hydrogen Production Qualifications Develops a standard for the term "clean hydrogen" which has a carbon intensity equal to or less than 2 kilograms of carbon dioxide-equivalent produced at the site of production per kilogram of hydrogen produced." Subtitle C - Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Sec. 40323: Civil Nuclear Credit Program Creates a program, authorized to be funded with $6 billion per year through 2026, that will provide credit from the government to nuclear reactors that are projected to shut down because they are economically failing. Subtitle D - Hydropower Sec. 40331: Hydroelectric Production Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriation of $125 million for fiscal year 2022. Sec. 40332: Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriation of $75 million for fiscal year 2022. Sec. 40333: Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriations of $553 million for repairs and improvements to dams constructed before 1920. The government will pay a maximum of 30% of the project costs, capped at $5 million each. Sec. 40334: Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative Authorizes $2 million per year through 2026 to pay 50% or less of the costs of a demonstration project to test the ability of a pumped storage hydropower project to facilitate the long duration storage of at least 1,000 megawatts of intermittent renewable electricity. Subtitle E - Miscellaneous Sec. 40342: Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land Creates a new program, authorized to be funded with $500 million through 2026, to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of putting clean energy projects on former mine land. There will be a maximum of 5 projects and 2 of them have to be solar. Defines a "clean energy project" to include "fossil-fueled electricity generation with carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration." TITLE X - AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR ENERGY ACT OF 2020 Sec. 41001: Energy Storage Demonstration Projects Authorizes $505 million through2025 for energy storage demonstration projects. Sec. 41002: Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Authorizes between $281 million and $824 million per year through 2027 for advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects. Sec. 41004: Carbon Capture Demonstration and Pilot Programs Authorizes between $700 million and $1.3 billion through2025 for advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects. Sec. 41007: Renewable Energy Projects Authorizes $84 million through 2025 for geothermal energy projects. Authorizes $100 million through 2025 for wind energy projects. There is a clarification that this is definitely NOT in addition to amounts wind gets from another fund. Authorizes $80 million through 2025 for solar energy projects. DIVISION E - DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE DIVISION F - BROADBAND DIVISION G - OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS DIVISION H - REVENUE PROVISIONS DIVISION I - OTHER MATTERS DIVISION J - APPROPRIATIONS DIVISION K - MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
Andy Frisella is a best-selling author, speaker, consultant, and founder of 1st Phorm, Supplement Superstores, and 75 Hard. He is an industry-leading expert on customer loyalty. He's also known for creating an incredible culture within his business. Andy Frisella has been featured in INC., Entrepreneur, and Forbes Magazine. From 2015 to 2019, he hosted the MFCEO Project, the number one business and success podcast in the world. On his new podcast Real AF with Andy Frisella, he and his guests discuss, debate, and laugh their way through trending topics and pressing issues. Today, Andy is going to be talking to us about controlling what you put in your mouth. If you can't control that, you likely can't control anything else. Success is not an excuse to let yourself go. Andy talks about his journey to success and how he also let himself go. He is currently on the path to becoming his best self. Even successful people have to work hard to maintain their health. Andy is also going to be talking about taking negativity and harness it for productive action. Andy also shares with us how important boundaries are when taking care of yourself. He shares insights on why we don't have to spend our energy on people who aren't operating at the same level as us. Finally, Andy is going to be talking to us about how we can learn from bad parenting and our past and why he is so pissed off at men right now. For the show notes and exclusive links mentioned in this episode go to https://thedadedge.com/339/ ———— Join the Free Dad Edge Facebook Group at gooddadproject.com/group. Apply for The Dad Edge Alliance at gooddadproject.com/alliance. Watch this interview on YouTube gooddadproject.com/youtube. Follow us on Instagram at @thedadedge! FREE RESOURCE – 21 Days to an Extraordinary Marriage
Erik had the pleasure to talk to Mike Michalowicz, the author of the book Profit First. In this episode, Mike shares the importance of mental buy-in with not only yourself but with your entire team. He also shares some recommendations on how to implement profit first. — Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups. — Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups. — For more information on the show, and to check out past episodes, go to journeyto100million.com!
Is 'honor' a man thing, because it requires a kind of ultimate sacrifice that falls almost exclusively to males? In part one of a mini-series on honor and shame, Bill Whittle and Zo Rachel explore the weight of the burden of honor. Zo Rachel and Bill Whittle produce two new episodes of The Virtue Signal, applying moral principles to current events, thanks to our Members, who fund this enterprise. If you'd like to advance these timeless ideas, become a Member at https://BillWhittle.com
If you want to get off the hamster wheel and see radical results you will have to walk through the fire and make massive changes. Be sure when you prepare to make these changes that you are only listening to feedback from those that matter. There is no shortcut here, all results are earned. These changes and results aren't temporary and last a lifetime. Check out the Impact Legacy Farmer is having on the American Farmer here: www.legacyfarmer.org
Michael Heitsman, President of Development at Best Gen Companies, and Matt McMullen, AOC Executive Director, join us for episode 234 of Art of Construction. Best Gen is a South Dakota-based turnkey modular real estate company that delivers the complete process, from conception to completion. With specialties covering the entire scope of building (architectural design, development, commercial, single family custom homes, management and investments) they strive to create the next "Best GENeration" in turnkey projects throughout the Midwest and South regions of the U.S. In construction, the concept of modular is increasing in popularity, even becoming a mainstream building practice. This is crucial in building better buildings, but if there's limited connectivity and communication on all fronts, the process becomes just as inefficient and messy as what we know old construction practices to be. With a background in architecture and a desire to create the most utilizable buildings, it didn't take long for Michael Heitsman to realize the immense, typical disconnect between architects, owners, general contractors and modular factories. He knew a beginning-to-end, innovative approach to modular projects was the best practice, which is what led to the becoming of Best Gen with a likeminded business partner, Branden Bestgen. Join Michael, Matt and Devon as they discuss Best Gen's holistic mindset and approach in modular construction, what being nimble means in our industry today, how building a space with input from the users of the space is crucial, and the benefits of leaving egos at the door.
Exercising your critical thinking muscle We now live in a world where Siri, Alexa, and Google can answer straightforward questions in a matter of seconds. So when it comes to educating our students, there's almost no doubt that teaching our students how to think critically is an essential skill. Our guest in Episode 205 has conducted research that takes what we know about teaching critical thinking further. Emily Fyfe is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. Dr. Fyfe and her colleagues have released their latest findings in a "Scalable, Versatile Approach for Improving Critical Thinking Skills." Their findings give us insight into how we can strengthen our critical thinking muscles. What did they do? Fyfe says they were inspired to do the research because people are honestly not very good at critical thinking. "Just because you are educated, or you attended a class, or you graduated from college doesn't necessarily mean that you're a better critical thinker, and that seemed like a problem," says Fyfe. In their study, all participants started the experiment by taking a pre-test and receiving basic training about critical thinking. But afterward, only one group of participants spent time having "critical training practice." Meanwhile, a second group received "non-critical thinking practice," and a third group received no practice of any kind. After the practice, all participants participated in a post-test. As a result, those in the critical thinking practice scored better on the post-test than the pre-test. However, the people in the other conditions experienced minimal improvements. To learn more about the study and why it's important to exercise our critical thinking muscles listen to Episode 205 of the Class Dismissed podcast. You can listen to the latest episode of Class Dismissed on your favorite podcast app or iTunes. All Rights Reserved. Class Dismissed Podcast 2017-2021
I feel like I'm falling apart, like I'm unraveling. I feel like all the parts of me I thought were truly myself were just attachments and behaviors I learned that I THOUGHT could have me flourish and thrive. No, I'm on a mission now that REQUIRES being my most authentic self and this unraveling, this falling apart is helping me to blossom into my truest self EVER. Do you feel this way too? Join the conversation in the Q&A of this episode. Stay connected with me on instagram https://www.instagram.com/coachkeyona Learn about my coaching offers at http://www.keyonaspeaks.com/coach-keys-services-2/ Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember to rate and share this episode. Also check out my latest YouTube video https://youtu.be/D7H4z6ZQ2gk I appreciate your continued support. -Coach Key --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/keyona-s-speaks/message
This past year has seen an onslaught of disruptions that call into question our ability to coexist with our environment. The devastating effects of climate change have arrived, and show no signs of abating. Flash flooding has swept across China and Northern Europe. The Eastern United States has been inundated by hurricanes of historic size. Record breaking heat waves and wildfires have decimated large swaths of Western North America. And a global pandemic continues to rage on. All of this begs the question, must we look elsewhere in our universe to ensure the survival of humanity? A growing movement of astrophysicists, biologists, and billionaire space enthusiasts believes our salvation does indeed lie offplanet. Supporters of this movement argue that we are on the cusp of technology that puts this possibility within reach, and that exploration and settlement to deal with issues of environmental instability and scarcity is nothing new. Settling the reachable regions of our universe is merely an extension of this age-old trend. But detractors of the plans to settle space dismiss it as an immeasurably expensive fever dream. In their minds, it would be far more prudent to invest our time and resources into fixing the problems here on Earth, the only known planet to host life. Beyond the massive technological advancements required, there are simply far too many unknowns about how and where life originated to assume it can be simply transported through the cosmos. Arguing for the motion is Milan Cirkovic, Research Professor at the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade and author of Global Catastrophic Risks. Arguing against the motion is Lord Martin Rees, Lord Martin Rees Astronomer Royal, former President of The Royal Society. He is the author of On the Future whose updated paperback edition is due out in October, and The End of Astronauts due out in March of 2022. Milan Cirkovic: “There are many human achievements which, almost by definition, could never be realized if humanity remains bound to Earth.” Lord Martin Rees: “It is a dangerous delusion to think that we could escape the Earth's problems by going to Mars." Sources: Engadget, Blue Origin, SpaceX, European Space Agency, World Government Summit and 60 Minutes Australia The host of the Munk Debates is Rudyard Griffiths - @rudyardg. Tweet your comments about this episode to @munkdebate or comment on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/munkdebates/ To sign up for a weekly email reminder for this podcast, send an email to email@example.com. To support civil and substantive debate on the big questions of the day, consider becoming a Munk Member at https://munkdebates.com/membership Members receive access to our 10+ year library of great debates in HD video, a free Munk Debates book, newsletter and ticketing privileges at our live events. This podcast is a project of the Munk Debates, a Canadian charitable organization dedicated to fostering civil and substantive public dialogue - https://munkdebates.com/ The Munk Debates podcast is produced by Antica, Canada's largest private audio production company - https://www.anticaproductions.com/ Executive Producer: Stuart Coxe, CEO Antica Productions Senior Producer: Jacob Lewis Editor: Kieran Lynch Associate Producer: Abhi Raheja
In this episode, Taylor (@TaylorAWelch) discusses how you do not get to experience or develop courage when nothing is scary.https://trafficandfunnels.com/secretwww.DailyMindMedicine.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Congressman Tim Walberg Michigan's 7th congressional district. Revelations on Capitol Hill &Walberg Amendment #455 - Requires an evaluation of the capabilities of the Taliban post-withdrawal to monetize through the transfer of abandoned covered Unites States equipment, property, and classified material to adversaries of the United States.
What's the underlying quality that highly successful people have? It's not finances, it's not education, talents or skills. It's their unshakeable commitment to a desired outcome… in other words, consistency. Staying the course is not an easy thing to do but if you're searching for greatness in anything that you do, that grit, that determination is what separates you from the pack. It's something our guest today, Cody McBroom, refers to as relentless consistency. Listen in as co-host Chris Wilson has an in-depth conversation that could move the needle in your personal and professional life. "If you have an end goal it means you want change, you want something different than what you have right now." -Cody McBroom Time Stamps 0:24 - Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design' podcast 2:20 – Meet the ‘Tailored Coaching Method's' founder & CEO, Cody McBroom 14:42 – Cody on helping others reach their fitness goals 17:20 – Cody dives deep into how to become relentlessly consistent 26:14 – Discover the key to achieving your goals 30:26 – The power of taking action 36:06 – Cody on the importance of showing yourself grace 41:14 – Why accountability is so important 47:25 – Understanding goal tracking 54:20 – Cody talks about his '80-10-10' rule 1:04:28 – Connect with Cody McBroom through his social media channels, official website and podcast Resources: The Tailored Coaching Method Connect w/ Cody: Facebook Instagram YouTube Connect w/ CriticalBench: Youtube Facebook Instagram CriticalBench.com YouAreStrongByDesign.com
This episode is Part II in our series Public Safety Requires Community. L. Joy continues this discussion, thinking through public safety and how we grapple with gun violence. What responsibility does the office of District Attorney have regarding public safety and curbing gun violence before crime happens? L. Joy brings back Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez to the front of the class to have this conversation.
This audio is taken from the Sunday message at FCF Church in Frederick, Maryland. For more information go to WWW.FCFCHURCH.COM Randy Goldenberg Founder and Lead Pastor FCF Church (Frederick Christian Fellowship Church)
On this episode I chatted with Oklahoma model and future actress Madison Sells. Madison grew up in Oklahoma in Woodward and then later in Piedmont Oklahoma. Madison is a small-town Oklahoma girl, has spent over a decade working as a full-time model in the fashion industry since the age of 13. Madison signed with a local agent in Oklahoma City as a young teen, and quickly catapulted to the top of the industry. At age 14, Madison moved overseas and worked in Singapore and Tokyo, after signing an exclusive worldwide contract with the world's largest modeling agency, IMG Models. Madison continued to work overseas in the Asian markets to establish a foundation for her official career launch in New York City. It was during this time Madison graced multiple covers of high fashion magazines, such as Elle, Style, and Female, as well as work with Giorgio Armani, Converse, Mulberry, and Vogue. After turning 18, Madison officially moved to New York City, where she catapulted her career to a new level of clientele. She has walked for some of the biggest designers at New York Fashion Week and has been featured in campaigns for Marc Jacobs Beauty, Bloomingdales, Sak's, DKNY, BCBG, and many more. You've almost certainly come across her face at your local Target, Sephora, Ulta, newsstand, or mall, and never even knew it! Madison closed her full-time New York chapter and moved to Los Angeles with Freedom Models three years ago, where she now happily resides. Her career is as active as ever with a consistent clientele in e-commerce, swim, and beauty work, and has newly moved into the acting realm. Follow Madison on Instagram here www.instagram.com/madisonsells Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof Opening an account at RCB Bank is easy. Open an account whenever is most convenient for you and from the comfort of your own home on your own time at RCBBank.com. Requires $100 deposit. Other qualifications, fees, and restrictions may apply. Find out why people say That's my bank! RCB Bank, member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma
Steven Pinker is a professor of psychology at Harvard University. The author of several books, his latest is Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. He joins the podcast to talk about this work, and the discussion includes topics such as why voters make bad decisions, the appeal of conspiracy theories and the sense in which believing in them is rational, how to get more rational elites, and which statistical methods are better than others for establishing causation. In the second half of the discussion, Hanania and Pinker talk about how the conversation surrounding the influence of genetics on human behavior has changed since the publication of The Blank Slate, freedom of speech in academia, and advice for young scholars.
The Gospel of John is one of the most beloved and influential books of the Bible. It describes “the remarkable invasion of the world by God” (G. Burge). It's written with the express purpose “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God” (John 20:31). In this preaching series, we journey through the Fourth Gospel, seeking to better understand who Jesus Christ is and why he's worthy of our trust, worship, and obedience. Learn more at https://cdomaha.com.
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On this episode I chatted with Cowgirl golfer Isabella Fierro about her first couple of years in Stillwater. One of the most highly touted recruits in Cowgirl golf history, Fierro was ranked No. 35 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings on signing day and has been ranked as high as No. 28. Isabella ended her sophomore year with the best career stroke average in program history at 71.44. She also set the scoring record. Won the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational – just her third career event – in record-breaking fashion. Her 201 (-15) broke the program's 54-hole scoring record by four strokes, and her 65 in the final round tied for the third-lowest round in school history. Remember the name Isabella Fierro. Follow Isabella here www.instagram.com/isafierro_ For more information on Isabella's stats click here: https://okstate.com/sports/womens-golf/roster/isabella-fierro/10095 Huge shout out to my sponsors: The Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information go to www.oklahomahof.com and www.instagram.com/oklahomahof Opening an account at RCB Bank is easy. Open an account whenever is most convenient for you and from the comfort of your own home on your own time at RCBBank.com. Requires $100 deposit. Other qualifications, fees, and restrictions may apply. Find out why people say That's my bank! RCB Bank, member FDIC. #thisisoklahoma
Despite the ongoing struggles, Ohio State's goals remain. Style points aren't currently available but a B1G crown and CFP berth is still a possibility. Technically, that is. It doesn't take a 10-year Bucknutter to know Ohio State must improve - drastically in some spots - to continue a realistic trek towards the aforementioned goals. Now there are questions about young QB C.J. Stroud on top of lingering defensive woes. Ryan Day changed his defensive play caller. Will he change the signal caller? Duane Long is here to talk Stroud, the emergence of TreVeyon Henderson, what to make of the defensive adjustments and several offensive linemen on the Ohio State recruiting radar. Spend 5ish with us this a.m., 'Nutters! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Communication is one of the most critical aspects of leadership and company culture. Fast-growth companies tend to agree that transparent communication is a driving factor to their growth. Leaders that embrace openness and inclusive strategies are perceived to be better leaders. Today's guest is Igor Epshteyn, CEO at Coherent Solutions. Inc Magazine ranked his company nine consecutive times on the Inc 5000 list. Coherent Solutions is a software product development and consulting company that solves customer business problems by bringing together global expertise. Igor shares why transparent communication is essential in today's leadership. We look at the common breakdowns in communication and how to overcome them. Discover the power of transparent communication in this interview. Get the show notes for Leadership Requires Transparent Communication with Igor Epshteyn at Coherent Solutions Click to Tweet: Listening to a fantastic episode on Growth Think Tank featuring #IgorEpshteyn with your host @GeneHammett https://bit.ly/gttIgorEpshteyn #TransparentCommunication #GeneHammettPodcast #GHepisode788 #GTTepisodes #Podcasts #IncList2020 Give Growth Think Tank a review on iTunes!
President Biden has announced sweeping federal Covid measures that require workers at large companies to be vaccinated or face weekly testing. Also: dozens of international passengers have flown out of Kabul in the first such flight since American forces left Afghanistan, and Morocco's ruling party suffers a crushing defeat in the country's parliamentary elections.