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+++Bully 064+++ Nach der stressigen Woche lassen wir es heute mal ruhig angehen. Und zwar mit einem sehr schönen und relaxten Interview. Andreas Renz ist zu Gast und der hat viel zu erzählen: Teambuildingmassnahmen in Köln, wie er zum Eishockey gekommen ist, warum er selber einen Podcast hat und wen er lieber hat: Rick Goldmann oder Sascha Bandermann. Excited?! Frank und Helmut haben einen sehr aufgeräumten und entspannten Andreas Renz erlebt und möchten euch gerne einladen seine "Revolution" mit zu erleben: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/renzandreas Insta: https://www.instagram.com/revolution.now.official Podcast: WE ARE - Der Podcast für die REVOLUTION deines Lebens und Liebens Itunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/de/podcast/we-are-der-podcast-f%C3%BCr-die-revolution-deines-lebens Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2k20oXSM4PYzF0cb7j38qy?si=1f047f9e56144bde Homepage: www.revolution-now.de ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Und als wenn das noch nicht genug wäre, haben wir auch noch einen tollen Musiker am Ende des Podcasts. Steve J Allen aus Sheffield ist ein Allroundtalent und ist der Inbegriff eines Musikers. Er hat uns freundlicherweise seinen Song "Old Friend" gestellt und macht echt Bock auf Pints und Pubs =) Wir wünschen euch viel Spaß bei diesem Podcast!
Ryan Spence is a Life Coach, Certified High-Performance Coach™️ & Yoga Teacher who helps lawyers & corporate professionals gain greater clarity, confidence, and courage in their lives and careers. A Christmas holiday in Bali was the trigger that sent Ryan on a personal development quest that ultimately took him from BigLaw lawyer to BigLaw dropout. Driven by his own experience of corporate life, Ryan's mission is to encourage and inspire his clients to take action to push beyond fear and embrace the unknown so that they can move from a life of lethargy to a life that's Lit! After seven years living in Singapore, Ryan now lives in Sheffield, England, with his wife and their two children Connect with Ryan on IG @iam_ryanspence
There have been times in the last 12 months that it didn't seem like we'd ever actually get to do the shows of this tour. There have also been times when William has been worried he won't be able to get out of some of the cities on this tour. But now, in this special bonus episode, it's time for William to reflect on his time in Sheffield as we hear him discover that Sheffield isn't actually s**t… well that's what we had hoped. There's also an EXCLUSIVE clip from William's 'other' podcast, Keeping Up Appearances: The Luxury Podcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On this MADM, Marty Raybon of Shenandoah is sharing about a fundraiser coming up on October 12th in Sheffield, Alabama, to support the family of Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner. Listen, share, and find an opportunity to help. You can donate through smarturl.it/donaterisner. Sponsor: Visit North Alabama VisitNorthAlabama.com
To start things off, we have Brain Injury Association of America President and Executive Director Susan Connors to bring awareness to brain injuries in honor of Mr. Bill Mealback. After that, we have Marty Raybon of Shenandoah to share about the upcoming concert fundraiser for the family of Sheffield Police Sgt. Nick Risner taking place in Sheffield next Tuesday. We're going to close out today's show with a brand new episode of Cora's Corner as she finishes The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. I hope you will listen and share.
Roger reflects on the tragic loss of former band mate Stephen "Judd" Turner, who passed away on September 29th, 1981, aged 24 years old. The same day as the narrator turned 21. Some weeks pass, and the mood is lifted by the irresistible afro-pop sizzle of Bow Wow Wow, live at the recently re-opened Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield.Thank you to Simon Elliott-Kemp for the intro and outro music and stings.Thank you to Rionagh for the artwork.Sound FX courtesy of Freesound.org, with particular thanks to:Venusian Charm - twangy guitar.MSXP - jazz bar ambience.Orangefreesounds - funky disco loop.Acenet - surf guitar.PJ Cohen - doumbek loop.Logicmoon - voodoo dance loop.Rikus 246 - concert ambience.Beeproductive - concert cheering.
The job of police officer sometimes includes animal calls. On this MADM, Miss Clarice Shrewsbury of Sheffield, Alabama, tells of a recent call she made to 911 when a very large snake was in her home. She shares about Sgt. Nick Risner's response to the call and some thoughts on the type of officer he was. I hope you will listen and share as we continue to honor the service of Sgt. Nick Risner. Sponsor: Green's Dependable Hardware in Russellville, Alabama
BRING ON THE SPOOKY SEASON!Join Delaney and Ben as they break down the surprisingly unsettling Halloween(?) DCOM classic from the turn of the millennium, Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire. This one has it all: the goofy aunt from Sabrina, the dad from Lizzie McGuire, and Mr. Sheffield from the Nanny, all wonderfully mis-cast and confused. Buckle up (and knuckle down); this one is a wild ride.Thanks for listening, and be sure to send in your stories and thoughts for the upcoming Super Short Show to firstname.lastname@example.org!If you like this, as always, be sure to follow the show and take the time to give us a rating and review on Apple Podcasts! It helps us a ton and we really appreciate you for doing it!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/moviesurfingpod)
On this MADM, I am with Santana Davis with Running 4 Heroes North Alabama as we share about the procession that took place in Sheffield, Alabama, for Sgt. Nick Risner and the Running 4 Heroes effort. I hope you will listen and share. Sponsor: Athens Bible School
Today in botanical history, we celebrate an American botanist, professor, and writer, an American short-story writer, and her last novel, and the amateur botanist honored with the Australian Native Plants Award. We'll hear an excerpt from Neil Gaiman's book, Season of Mists. We Grow That Garden Library™ with a master book on wreaths. And then we'll wrap things up with a garden classic that came out on this day in 2013. Subscribe Apple | Google | Spotify | Stitcher | iHeart To listen to the show while you're at home, just ask Alexa or Google to “Play the latest episode of The Daily Gardener Podcast.” And she will. It's just that easy. 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Curated News How your electric toothbrush can aid pollination | The Guardian | James Wong Important Events October 1, 1874 Birth of LeRoy Abrams, American botanist, professor, and writer. Born in Sheffield, Iowa, he moved west with his parents as a small boy. As a graduate student, he botanized around Los Angeles. A biographical sketch of LeRoy said, [He] crisscrossed southern California in a wagon, on the back of a mule or burrow, and on foot to make field observations... and collected specimens from Santa Barbara to Yuma, from Needles to San Diego, and from the Salton Sink prior to its flooding to the summits of Old Baldy. He published Flora of Los Angeles and Vicinity (1904), encompassing a fifty-mile radius around LA. In 1909, LeRoy married a fellow student at Stanford named Letitia Patterson. The couple handbuilt and enjoyed their mountain cabin on the west side of Fallen Leaf Lake. When their only daughter died a few short years after her college graduation, they shouldered their grief together. LeRoy served as the director of the Natural History Museum at Stanford, where he taught botany for thirty-four years. The final volume of his four-volume work An Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States was completed posthumously. LeRoy was a loving teacher. His students called him "Father." When, at 51, the great botanist Ynes Mexia decided to pursue a career in botany, her first course was on flowering plants, and her professor was LeRoy Abrams. October 1, 1972 On this day, The Tampa Tribune profiled American short story writer Eudora Welty and shared some backstory on what would be her last book: Miss Welty was writing "Losing Battles" at home with her [dying mother] and two nurses and laughing a great deal (the book is beyond grief and funny as owls in heaven), and the nurses did not approve of anything. And right in the middle of it, the nematodes did in the roses, which had been packed in that garden tight as a trunk, but nothing that could be tried availed at all. Ordinarily, an attack on her roses would have brought [the older] Mrs. Welty right out of the kitchen, as they say, but she was past those battles then. Her characters in her stories are like the roses: some make it, some don't. October 1, 2019 On this day, amateur botanist Glenn Leiper received the Australian Native Plants Award. He co-wrote a popular field guide of native plants in southeast Queensland called Mangroves to Mountains. While botanizing the area, he rediscovered the rainforest myrtle tree Gossia gonoclada a century after the plant was considered extinct. He also discovered a native violet colony. Once, he spied a fifteen-centimeter-tall from his car while driving. The unusual spotting resulted in the naming of the plant in his honor: Androcalva leiperi. Glenn acknowledges his most helpful skill for botany, I've got good eyes. Unearthed Words October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter, or of shutting a book did not end a tale. Having admitted that, he would also avow that happy endings were never difficult to find: "It is simply a matter," he explained to April, "of finding a sunny place in a garden, where the light is golden, and the grass is soft; somewhere to rest, to stop reading, and to be content. ― Neil Gaiman, Season of Mists Grow That Garden Library Wreaths by Terri Chandler This book came out in 2018, and the subtitle is Fresh, Foraged, and Dried Floral Arrangements. In this book, Terri shares her nature-inspired wreaths. Now, if you've ever tried to make your own wreath, you know it's more complicated than it looks. Terri breaks down the fine art of creative wreath-making - playing with color, texture, natural elements, and how to use them. If you thought wreaths were just for the front door - Terri will show you how to integrate them into your home to dress up unexpected areas like chairs, centerpieces, and even books. This book is 144 pages of wreath goodness - good ideas, good uses, and excellent form. You can get a copy of Wreaths by Terri Chandler and support the show using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for around $3 Today's Botanic Spark Reviving the little botanic spark in your heart October 1, 2013 On this day, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer was released. The compelling subtitle is Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants. The book has brought her fame and opened the eyes of her readers who see the natural world in a new way - an ancient way. Robin introduces her book on her website with this excerpt: I could hand you a braid of sweetgrass, as thick and shining as the plait that hung down my grandmother's back. But it is not mine to give, nor yours to take. So I offer, in its place, a braid of stories meant to heal our relationship with the world. Robin's prose is like poetry. Her Native American roots offered a distinct and more profound way to connect with plants and with the world. As a botanist and professor of plant ecology, Robin approaches nature with a spirit of gratitude and humility. In her book, Robin writes of gardens and gardening. Gardens are simultaneously a material and a spiritual undertaking. That's hard for scientists so fully brainwashed by Cartesian dualism to grasp. “Well, how would you know it's love and not just good soil?” she asks. “Where's the evidence? What are the key elements for detecting loving behavior?” That's easy. No one would doubt that I love my children, and even a quantitative social psychologist would find no fault with my list of loving behaviors: nurturing health and well-being, protection from harm, encouraging individual growth and development, desire to be together, generous sharing of resources, working together for a common goal, celebration of shared values, interdependence, sacrifice by one for the other, creation of beauty. If we observed these behaviors between humans, we would say, “She loves that person.” You might also observe these actions between a person and a bit of carefully tended ground and say, “She loves that garden.” Why then, seeing this list, would you not make the leap to say that the garden loves her back?” A good question. A question most of us would not even consider asking. Yet, as gardeners, the notion of finding love in our gardens may not be such a strange notion after all. Do we not find renewal and healing from the solitude offered in our gardens. Are there not moments where we find a deeper understanding of ourselves or a new wonderment about the world just from being in our gardens? And isn't renewal, healing, self-discovery, and wonder the benefits we receive from being loved? It's something nice to consider, isn't it? It's something Robin's thought about. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she writes, This is really why I made my daughters learn to garden—so they would always have a mother to love them, long after I am gone. Thanks for listening to The Daily Gardener. And remember: "For a happy, healthy life, garden every day."
-Training Camps, Playing in front of fans again & Cheeseburgers -Scoring the OT winner in your first game with Sheffield and against your old team and buddy -Eating habits during and & after hockey careers -The Grocery Stick that plays -Clean up the booing folks... more TWIX & Cheeseburgers please
In this first episode we revisit excerpts of Prof AbdouMaliq Simone's 2019 talk from the conference ‘At the frontiers of the urban' that considered the multiplicities of Black Urbanisms as a series of refrains, calls and responses, parallel but complicit investigations and makings. Our aim here is to interpret some of his insights and transpose them to urban research in various cities. Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone is Senior Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Visiting Professor at the African Centre for Cities and Goldsmiths, University of London.
In this first episode we revisit excerpts of Prof AbdouMaliq Simone's 2019 talk from the conference ‘At the frontiers of the urban' that considered the multiplicities of Black Urbanisms as a series of refrains, calls and responses, parallel but complicit investigations and makings. Our aim here is to interpret some of his insights and transpose them to urban research in various cities. Prof. AbdouMaliq Simone is Senior Professorial Fellow at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield, a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, and Visiting Professor at the African Centre for Cities and Goldsmiths, University of London. For more information and to access the transcripts: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/urban-lab/publications/2021/oct/black-urbanisms-podcast-series
Would he condemn Hitler? That's the question novelist Thomas Mann was continually asked, after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1929 following novels such as Buddenbrooks and The Magic Mountain. Colm Toibin's new novel The Magician details the differences of opinion between Mann and his brother, and the way his children were part of a bold and experimental younger generation of writers. Anne McElvoy brings Colm Toibin, Sean Williams and Dr Erica Wickerson together for a discussion about Mann's life and writing and the pressure put upon writers to make a public stand on topical issues. Colm Toibin is the author of ten novels including Brooklyn, Nora Webster and The Testament of Mary. His latest book, The Magician, is out now. Sean Williams is a BBC Radio 3 AHRC New Generation Thinker and Senior Lecturer in German and European Cultural History in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sheffield. Erica Wickerson, is the author of The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative, she's a British Academy Rising Star and recent holder of a research fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge. Producer: Ruth Watts Image: Colm Toibin Credit: Reynaldo Rivera You can find Colm Toibin in a Free Thinking discussion about women's voices in the Classical world recorded at Hay Festival https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08rsrlt and talking about his novels at the 2012 Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p2shp You can find Free Thinking discussions about German culture including Neil McGregor and crime writer Volker Kutscherhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b079mcgf New Angles on Post-War Germany and Austria with Sophie Hardach and Florian Huber https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0006sjx Mocking Power past and present with Daniel Kelhmann, Karen Leeder https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000dzww Anne McElvoy talks to Susan Neimann, Christopher Hampton and Ursula Owen about tolerance, censorship and free speech and lessons from German history https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0008hvz
As if one new play opening wasn't enough pressure Olivier award-winning playwright, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, has two this month. ‘Typical Girls', set in a women's prison, opened this week at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, and tomorrow ‘Mum' begins previewing at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. A psychological thriller, ‘Mum' explores the pressures and complex emotions many women experience when they have a baby. She joins Emma. Rates of sexually transmitted infections such as chlamydia, gonorrhoea and herpes have been on an upward trend for the past decade, according to the latest figures from Public Health England. But despite being more common, the stigma attached to contracting an STI still runs deep. One Woman's Hour listener got in touch to share her story of catching herpes in her 50s and the devastating effect this has had on her life and confidence. Dr Liz Foley, a consultant in genito-urinary medicine for the Solent NHS Trust, and Marian Nicholson, Director of the Herpes Viruses Association discuss the facts about herpes in the UK and how to break down the stigma that comes with a diagnosis. A listener wanted to share her experience as a 'late life lesbian' who realised she was gay at the age of 44. She is about to publish a book of lesbian erotica under the pen name Flick Bayliss and explains to Emma why. The University of Leicester turns 100 this year and as part of their celebrations, they are launching a programme called Our 100 – commemorating their‘ hidden heroes'. One of these is Dr Mary Swainson, a mental-health pioneer whose work formed the basis of student counselling. With Freshers' week taking place around the country, how has the service transformed today? Sarah Cavendish, Head of Student Services at the University of Leicester, reveals how the demands and complexity of issues have increased and what is available to students. Presenter: Emma Barnett Producer: Kirsty Starkey Interviewed Guest: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm Interviewed Guest: Dr Liz Foley Interviewed Guest: Marian Nicholson Interviewed Guest: Flick Bayliss Interviewed Guest: Sarah Cavendish
Rich and Seb go live for this week's Prematch Show with focus on Ipswich Town's trip to Sheffield Wednesday, plus Football Room 101 and interactive chat! This is an audio recording of a live video stream.Blue Monday is a podcast and video channel covering Ipswich Town since 2015.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bluemondaypodcast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Rebellion and causing offence: Shahidha Bari looks at punk and finds that beyond the filth and the fury of the ‘70s music scene, it provided a new vocabulary for artists that's shaped the cultural scene to the present day, with photographs of the British punk scene on show, a new documentary coming in the Autumn and the opening of a play this week drawing on the idea of punk. Shahidha's guests are: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm whose drama, opening in Sheffield, features women in a prison becoming inspired by a punk band; Philip Venables, the classical composer of works including 4:48 Psychosis and Denis and Katya; musican and 6 music broadcaster Tom Robinson, and Radio 3 and AHRC New Generation Thinker Diarmuid Hester, author of Wrong, A Critical Biography of Denis Cooper. They look at figures ranging from Rimbaud up to the Slits and Derek Jarman. Plus - as Ru Paul's Drag Show returns to TV, Diarmuid Hester considers an earlier portrayal of queer culture in the paintings of Edward Burra. Typical Girls - Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's play produced by Sheffield Theatres and Clean Break runs from Sept 24th to October 16th You can find out more about Philip Venables at https://philipvenables.com/ Diarmuid Hester's website with information about his queer tours of Cambridge and Rye https://www.diarmuidhester.com/ The photographs of Michael Grecco and Kevin Cummins were on show at Photo London. Rebel Dykes, is a documentary set in 1980s post punk London, directed by Harri Shanahan and Sian A. Williams Edward Burra's work is on show at the Rye Art Gallery in Burra and Friends (until October 3rd). Producer: Luke Mulhall
How do you pick the right investment location? This week on The Property Podcast we're taking it back to basics. Whether you're purchasing your first property or your tenth, choosing the right place to invest can feel like an overwhelming task. And as one of our most frequently asked questions, we thought we'd break it down and give you a step-by-step process to follow. So whether you're completely new to investing or you're an experienced investor in need of a little refresher... this is the episode for you. In the news This week we've got two news stories on our favourite topics! First up, is the biggest news of the year and it's straight from Property Hub! Next week, we will FINALLY be spilling the beans on what we've been working on all this time. So make sure you tune in for that very special episode. Next up The Business Desk are suggesting it could be the end of the line for HS2's multibillion-pound Eastern leg. It's worth noting that this hasn't been confirmed, but it's rumoured that the eastern leg of HS2 which is meant to be linking Birmingham with Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds is going to be scraped in a bid to save £40bn. Hub Extra This week we've got an app for you! If you find yourself spending more and more time on Zoom calls, then this may be the app for you. Unfortunately, webcam quality just isn't the best and this nifty little app lets you use your phone as a webcam. So if you fancy increasing the quality of your next video call, you can download Camo here. And if you're looking for the YouTube videos mentioned you can find them below: 5 Underrated Areas To Invest In Top buy-to-let property hotspots in the UK (2021) Let's get social We'd love to hear what you think of this week's Property Podcast over on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. You might even have a topic you'd like us to cover in the future - if so, pop us a message on social and we'll see what we can do. Make sure you've liked and subscribed to our YouTube channel where we upload new content every week! If that wasn't enough, you can also join our friendly property community on the Property Hub forum. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
“Precious Time" The Sheffield born Paul Carrack's voice is one of the worlds great superpowers. Carrack got his start at 19 playing keyboards in Warm Dust for a handful of albums. From there, he formed ACE who had the massive international hit "How Long." After they broke up in 1977 he played with Frankie Miller and joined Roxy Music as their keyboardist. He put out a solo album in 1980, then joined Squeeze who had a rather massive hit with “Tempted" that featured Carrack on lead vocals. Around the same time he had a band called Noise to Go with Nick Lowe. That band became Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit who not only put out two albums, they were John Hiatt's backing band for Side Two of his Riding With The King record. Carrack did session work for the Pretenders and The Smiths for their debut album then he joined Mike and the Mechanics, logged a few seismic hits with them—you know, "The Living Years" and "Silent Running." He became a member of Roger Waters' touring band, put out another solo record, had a hit with "Don't Shed A Tear"—then formed a band with Rupert Hine, rejoined Squeeze for the Some Fantastic Place record, had a song he co-wrote with Don Felder and Timothy B Schmitt of The Eagles covered by the Eagles and that track ended up being the most played song in the United States in 1995. Carrack kept up his solo career, but still had time to join Ringo Starr's All Star Band, collaborate with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and join Eric Clapton's band. Over the years he's also played with Simply Red, BB King, Elton John and the list goes on and on. There's actually a great BBCFour documentary about Paul called "The Man With The Golden Voice.” Paul's new album One On One is his 18th solo album and it's fabulous. A stirring collection that's about as soulfully precise as it gets, Carrack's voice is filled with a timeless blend of warmth and groove and this album proves that time can't touch him. He sounds as effortless and as affecting as ever. It's yet another winning entry into a pretty flawless discography. In this conversation, Carrack talks to Alex about staying creative during a pandemic, what he learned about leading his own band from watching Clapton, and why his son think he's cool for playing on The Smiths' debut. He also talks about his new album, wanting to make a country record, and how Elvis Costello had the idea for him to sing “Tempted.” www.paulcarrack.net www.bombshellradio.com www.alexgreenonline.com Stereo Embers: Twitter: @emberseditor Instagram: @emberspodcast Email: email@example.com
It's play-off time, as we try, and fail, to avoid using the term "business end" of the season, though it's an early closure for Hull FC while their neighbours are bob, bob, bobbing along... We look back on the weekend, including Phil's trip to the Wheelchair Grand Final, and ahead to some tasty fixtures this week. Two guests for you as well, as first St. Helens winger Danielle Bush reflects on scoring in the Challenge Cup Final as, after lifting the League Leaders Shield, their looking to complete the treble, and we take a trip from Hemel to York via Sheffield and Wembley with Jack Howieson. from the sharp end of the Championship season just gone.
Everybody's Talking about Jamie is a feature film based on the stage musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the BBC Three documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16. It centres on Jamie, a gay teenager from Sheffield who wants to attend his prom in drag. Ellen E Jones reviews. We talk to another of the authors shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award 2021. Rory Gleeson's story is called The Body Audit and in it a group of teenagers carry out a revealing ritual, with surprising results. Rory Gleeson is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter. Woodcarver Hugh Wedderburn, discusses the genius of this art, Grinling Gibbons, whose tercentenary is celebrated in a new exhibition at Compton Verney in Warwickshire. Main image above: Limewood carvings by Grinling Gibbons Image credit: Abingdon Town Hall
-Playing in Kazakhstan, enjoying horse & trying cow tongue -The start of a new era in Cardiff and early season bonding -The opportunities the World Championships can provide Brits & Liam Kirk's breakout -A young Brit walks into AAA tryouts in London, Ontario -The big KHL break that never happened, new coaches and Sheffield
It took three separate assessments before it was confirmed that TV presenter Julia Bradbury had breast cancer. It's a disease that will affect 1 in 8 women, so why does it sometimes go unnoticed? And what can you do if you suspect something might be wrong? Julia and breast surgeon Liz O'Riordan join Emma to discuss. As Germany's long serving Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to stand down later this month we look at her life and legacy and ask what's she done for women? Her biographer Margaret Heckel and the journalist Stefanie Bolzen from Die Welt join Emma Barnett to discuss the woman who has been at the heart of European and global Politics for the last twenty years through the tumultuous years of the financial crisis, Brexit and the Covid 19 pandemic. Broadcaster and journalist Charlie Webster was 12 when she joined an all-girls elite running group in Sheffield. Running became her passion and it was at the track where she met some of her best friends. But it was also where Charlie was abused for years by her sports coach. At the time, she didn't speak out about what her coach did to her, but after she left the group she discovered her coach had been arrested and convicted, and sent to prison for 10 years. Now Charlie has made a documentary, Nowhere To Run: Abused By Our Coach. She joins Emma to discuss the documentary and her campaign to improve safeguarding laws in sport. Presenter: Emma Barnett Producer: Lucinda Montefiore
Adam and Sam were back again this week as we looked back to last-minute limbs in Sheffield, discussed a right battle at Deepdale and looked ahead to the upcoming games against Cheltenham Town in the Carabao Cup and our trip to St. Andrew's next weekend. Enjoy. If you want to put your money into a local charity, here at From the Finney, we're supporting Trust House Lancashire. You can find out more information by visiting their website here - https://trusthouselancs.org/. Finally, should you have any questions for us, feel free to get in touch on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. We're @fromthefinney on all of those platforms, or you can email us on - firstname.lastname@example.org.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/fromthefinney. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Mark and Simon's guest is Luke Wilson, who stars in depression-era sports drama 12 Mighty Orphans. Plus we have reviews of Mandibles, about simple-minded friends Jean-Gab and Manu who find a giant fly trapped in the boot of a car, and decide to train it in the hope of making their fortune; Fauci, a glimpse into the life of infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci who has led the U.S. fight against every epidemic the country has faced from AIDS to SARS to Ebola, and of course COVID-19; Gunpowder Milkshake, about three generations of women who fight back against those who could take everything from them, starring Karen Gillan and Lena Headey; The Starling, starring Melissa McCarthy and Timothy Olyphant; musical adaptation Everybody's Talking About Jamie, about a teenager from Sheffield who wants to be a drag queen; Nic Cage's Prisoners of the Ghostland about a sadistic gang leader who is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment; and Mark reviews Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, which is re-released this week. Send us your sub 20 second instant reaction to any film attached to an email to email@example.com for our feature ‘Lobby Correspondents'. Download our podcast from the Baby Sea Clowns app. We welcome your contributions: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @wittertainment 00:25:31 Box Office Top 10 00:46:14 Gunpowder Milkshake Review 00:53:09 12 Mighty Orphans Luke Wilson Interview 01:07:16 12 Mighty Orphans Review 01:11:23 WTF 01:15:55 Rose Plays Julie Review 01:25:52 The Starling Interview 01:29:13 Mandibles Review 01:32:02 A Clockwork Orange Reissue Review 01:43:34 Prisoners of the Ghostland 01:51:03 Fauci Review 01:56:00 Everybody's Talking About Jamie Review
Jamie Campbell joins Katie on the day “Everybody's Talking About Jamie”, the star-studded film, drops on Amazon Prime. This is a huge day for Jamie, who's story of wanting to go to his small town high school prom in drag, started out on the small screen in the BBC Three documentary “Jamie: Drag Queen at 16” in 2011. This poignant time of Jamie's life went on to be told on stage in the popular musical version in 2017 in Sheffield, moving quickly into London's West End. Katie chats to Jamie about his inspiring story of courage, support and inclusion, exactly what you need if you're an aspiring drag queen and how to support others who are finding their place in the world. The ultimate uplifting listen! This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
At least 1500 homes in Canterbury are without power, after a stormy night for the region. And a MetService red warning, issued for only the most severe weather events, still applies as a front moves north. Orion Energy says power is out to 1075 Mid Canterbury properties, mostly around Kimberley, Annat and Sheffield. Gusts of up to 120km/h were recorded in the Canterbury High Country overnight. Strong wind and heavy rain warnings are in place for most of the South Island, as well as Wellington and the Wairarapa.
At 16 years old, Jo Overty lived independently, working nights in a print factory to pay bedsit rent and support herself through sixth form. After a couple of years working at an estate agent and a bank in Leicester, she followed her vocation and trained to be a journalist in Sheffield and benefited from tuition from national and regional newspaper editors. Winning the Esso Northern Young Journalist of the Year was a massive encouragement for this young reporter. The sunny April of 1988 a journalist placement lured her to the Isle of Man, and a job offer at the end of it (coupled with her instant love for the island) and the community meant she stayed. Then in 2006, she joined the Isle of Man Government initially in education in a diverse role (communications, events and new project management); then Cabinet Office, at the very heart of Government, in the communications team. For the past three years Jo has been the project officer for the UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man. She oversaw the creation of the first ‘local' strategy, complementing the three global aims and ambitions of Biospheres benefiting the Island's economy, environment and community. In 2020 she gained an intensive qualification in Biosphere Management. Jo demonstrates amazing resilience, is a Test cricket and football fan, keen amateur photographer, music lover and Radio 4 addict! Here's this week's conversation with Jo Overty in episode 59 of Island Influencers.
In this episode we're thrilled to host Simon Reynolds, beamed in from his adopted Southern California. One of the most outstanding music writers of the past three and a half decades, Simon talks to us about his formative pop years; his own early fanzines Margin and Monitor; and the sea-change he (and others) brought to Melody Maker in the late '80s. Simon's fascinating and passionate Pitchfork piece 'Worth the Wait' (2014) is the springboard for a general discussion of the peak years of the MM, the NME and the general phenomenon of the UK's weekly music press. The conversation turns to what's been lost in the digital/internet era, but also what's been gained. One of Simon's fellow Melody Maker scribes was Bob Stanley, which affords us the excuse to rhapsodise about Bob's neo-retro meta-pop trio Saint Etienne. With their latest album I've Been Trying To Tell You due for imminent release, Simon and Barney reminisce happily about the impact of their glorious 1991 debut Foxbase Alpha. The week's new audio interview — Adam Blake's 1988 conversation with Heaven 17 — takes us even further back in pop time, to the Sheffield group's 40-year-old (and still highly impressive) Penthouse & Pavement album... and to a more general discussion of proto-synthpop and the first edition of the Human League. We hear two clips of (mainly) Martyn Ware speaking: one about the challenges of promoting themselves, the other about their scorn for the Top 40 radio fodder of the day (with particular venom reserved for Messrs. Stock, Aitken & Waterman). There's a brief but related digression on the previous week's audio, Steven Daly's 1990 interview with hitmaker-for-hire Diane Warren. From there it's a not-so-seamless segue to the sad losses of maverick Jamaican producer Lee "Scratch" Perry and Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, with attendant discussions of dub & roots reggae — and of the central importance of Mr. Watts to everything that was great about peak-period Stones. Mark talks us out with his thoughts on (and quotes from) new library pieces about Dylan at Forest Hills, Bowie at Winterland, Donna Summer and the Smiths, and Jasper concludes matters with remarks on St. Vincent and the wonderful cover of Marvin Gaye's I Want You. Many thanks to special guest Simon Reynolds; find his blog at blissout.blogspot.com. Pieces discussed: Worth the Wait, Saint Etienne, Heaven 17 audio, Diane Warren audio, Lee "Scratch" Perry (Vivien Goldman), Lee "Scratch" Perry (Simon Reynolds), Charlie Watts, Kim Fowley, David Bowie, The Faces, AC/DC, Donna Summer, Bob Dylan, Laura Nyro, The Smiths, St. Vincent, Marvin Gaye and Tessa Violet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In this episode we're thrilled to host Simon Reynolds, beamed in from his adopted Southern California. One of the most outstanding music writers of the past three and a half decades, Simon talks to us about his formative pop years; his own early fanzines Margin and Monitor; and the sea-change he (and others) brought to Melody Maker in the late '80s. Simon's fascinating and passionate Pitchfork piece 'Worth the Wait' (2014) is the springboard for a general discussion of the peak years of the MM, the NME and the general phenomenon of the UK's weekly music press. The conversation turns to what's been lost in the digital/internet era, but also what's been gained. One of Simon's fellow Melody Maker scribes was Bob Stanley, which affords us the excuse to rhapsodise about Bob's neo-retro meta-pop trio Saint Etienne. With their latest album I've Been Trying To Tell You due for imminent release, Simon and Barney reminisce happily about the impact of their glorious 1991 debut Foxbase Alpha. The week's new audio interview — Adam Blake's 1988 conversation with Heaven 17 — takes us even further back in pop time, to the Sheffield group's 40-year-old (and still highly impressive) Penthouse & Pavement album... and to a more general discussion of proto-synthpop and the first edition of the Human League. We hear two clips of (mainly) Martyn Ware speaking: one about the challenges of promoting themselves, the other about their scorn for the Top 40 radio fodder of the day (with particular venom reserved for Messrs. Stock, Aitken & Waterman). There's a brief but related digression on the previous week's audio, Steven Daly's 1990 interview with hitmaker-for-hire Diane Warren. From there it's a not-so-seamless segue to the sad losses of maverick Jamaican producer Lee "Scratch" Perry and Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, with attendant discussions of dub & roots reggae — and of the central importance of Mr. Watts to everything that was great about peak-period Stones. Mark talks us out with his thoughts on (and quotes from) new library pieces about Dylan at Forest Hills, Bowie at Winterland, Donna Summer and the Smiths, and Jasper concludes matters with remarks on St. Vincent and the wonderful cover of Marvin Gaye's I Want You. Many thanks to special guest Simon Reynolds; find his blog at blissout.blogspot.com. Pieces discussed: Worth the Wait, Saint Etienne, Heaven 17 audio, Diane Warren audio, Lee "Scratch" Perry (Vivien Goldman), Lee "Scratch" Perry (Simon Reynolds), Charlie Watts, Kim Fowley, David Bowie, The Faces, AC/DC, Donna Summer, Bob Dylan, Laura Nyro, The Smiths, St. Vincent, Marvin Gaye and Tessa Violet.
In a creepy crawlie special, Ben and Mark discuss two giant insect stories by way of 'Arachnids in the UK' and 'The Web Planet'. Is 'Arachnids in the UK' even a pun? And is 'The Web Planet' actually just Doctor Who at it's most cynical?Under discussion: 'The Green Death' for the Trump administration, the environmental impact of luxury golf courses, wobbly morals, insect movement by Roselyn De Winter, how Peter Capaldi's talking a lot of shite and Viva Las Vortis! *Apologies for the tinniness of Mark's audio, there was a microphone issue. It's slightly less annoying than a Zarbi though. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/onthetimelash)
Celebrated historians Niall Ferguson, James Hankins of Harvard University and renowned philosopher Angie Hobbs delve into the end of empires: How they meet their demise and what that means to us in the here and now. Hosted by Jack Visnjic of Ancient Greece Declassified Podcast, this conversation covers Ancient, Renaissance and the more modern state of states. This discussion took place LIVE on Saturday, August 21st as part of Classical Wisdom's Symposium 2021: The End of Empires and the Fall of Nations. If you would like to watch all the recordings please go to: http://classicalwisdom.com/symposium or email us at email@example.com. About our Panelists: Niall Ferguson, MA, DPhil, FRSE, is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is also a visiting professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization and Kissinger, 1923-1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize.He is an award-making filmmaker, too, having won an international Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. In 2020 he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist. In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York-based advisory firm, a co-founding board member of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company, and a trustee of the New York Historical Society and the London-based Centre for Policy Studies. His most recent book, The Square and the Tower, was published in the U.S. in 2018, and was a New York Times bestseller. A three-part television adaptation, Niall Ferguson's Networld, aired on PBS in March 2020. His most recent book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, has just been published by Penguin.Angie Hobbs gained a degree in Classics and a PhD in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. After a Research Fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge, she moved to the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick; in 2012 she was appointed Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a position created for her. Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, and ethics and political theory from classical thought to the present, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (C.U.P). Her most recent publication for the general public is Plato's Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book. She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes and other media, including 22 appearances on In Our Time on Radio 4. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Abbey and been the guest on Desert Island Discs, Private Passions and Test Match Special.She was a judge of the Man Booker International Prize 2019 and was on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council 2018-9 for Values, Ethics and Innovation.Dr. James Hankins, professor of History at Harvard University and an intellectual historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance. He is the general editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library, which publishes bilingual editions of important Latin works of the Renaissance as well as author of many books, including, Virtue Politics: Soulcraft and Statecraft.
WE'RE BACK. Your boys - Chris and Grant - are back at it again with the RPG design, or rather, back at it again with a LOT of chat about Sheffield nightlife and some tangential Games Content. In this week's episode: - How Things Are Different In The North To The Way They Are In The South: a fascinating and novel topic of discussion - Vehicle RPGs? Is that a thing? - dare u enter our liminal IKEA hellscape - Deliberately making tea wrong online just to upset people And many more! We love ya. Keep it sleazy, kid. - G+C
Ted Dobson is one of the East Coast's most legendary old-school, outdoor marijuana farmers. More than 30 years ago, he was selling pot on the underground market to major league baseball players, rock and rollers, and upscale NYC chefs. Today, he's the farmer-in-chief and public face of Equinox Farm in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Brit chats with Ted about organic, sun-grown bud and what the future might look like for outdoor growing as our climate continues to change. Learn more about Ted Dobson in the Fall 2019 issue of Different Leaf Magazine, or at equinoxfarmberkshires.com.Check out DifferentLeaf.com for all the issues of our cannabis magazine, and follow us on social media @DifferentLeaf @Different_Leaf, and find host Brit Smith @BritTheBritish.Produced by Andrea Muraskin and Brit Smith, music by Homebody.
We kick Season 3 of the Hop Forward Podcast off with by catching up with Adam France and Dan Hunt: founders of Heist Brew Co.Heist started brewing back in 2018 out of an old-school house in the ex-mining town of Clowne, Derbyshire, building a reputation for a wide variety of beers.A move to Sheffield was always on the cards, to create an American style tap room in the thriving cultural quarter of the city in Neepsend. Having explored several sites, their letting agent showed the aspiring owners around a derelict building with no roof, no cladding and an iron door that needed a good kick to gain entry to the site.The boys threw themselves into the project and after a couple of months moving forwards at the start of 2020, found themselves quickly with a building project on their hands that had come to a complete standstill due to the lockdown.Despite all the set backs, including their investors pulling out, Heist Brew Co recently opened their 30-draught line taproom and bar, alongside their brewery, and have been growing in popularity ever since.To hear the full backstory, we suggest you tune into Episode 1 of the Hop Forward Podcast to get up to speed.THIS WEEK'S SHOW IS SPONSORED BY...BrewMan Version 7 - The brand new web-based version of the UK's number one brewery management software, used by over 250 breweries.BrewMan V7 has been completely rebuilt to combine the features and functions that have been developed alongside their brewery customers for twenty years with new modern interfaces and intuitive controls that can be accessed through your browser on any device.To find out more, visit the website at premiersystems.comGet ahead in the brewing and beer business...Follow us on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedInVisit our website hopforward.beer
Todays Podcast we're going deep into the Sheffield UK heartland to speak with a man who in the mid 90's was a household name for graffiti in the UK. They Coined Sheffield the most graffiti damaged city in the UK and Mist1 was a name alongside Fista that you couldnt escape. For years he's been an extremely vocal figurehead in the northern UK scene & today for the first time we are speaking with him candidly from his secret location in Sheffield. Talking London & NY Steel missions, the Graffiti lifestyle, the Sheffield scene, 80's & 90's graffiti, battling, beefs and more... Prepare yourself, this is not gonna be an easy ride.. This is Mist One's Podcast! BE A PART OF THE SCENE & SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST AND RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE NEWS, PODCASTS, LIVE SHOWS AND LIMITED ADDITION KILLA KELA CONTENT FIRST https://mailchi.mp/7482095b6593/killa... DONT FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE TO YOUR NUMBER ONE MUSIC IN STREET CULTURE PLATFORM OK! Documenting the Graffiti Artists of History past, before their critical acclaims and contributions to the urban arts. Disclaimer: This presentation is for documentation and educational purposes only. No hard drive copies, footage or records of any interviews are held by Killa Kela and once uploaded to the outlets listed below, those are the only records in existence. Any illegal activity discussed is spoken only by our guests within historical context, and is neither encouraged, supported or incited. Any views or opinions made by the guests who appear on this platform are of their own. BE A PART OF THE SCENE & SIGN UP TO OUR MAILING LIST AND RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE NEWS, PODCASTS, LIVE SHOWS AND LIMITED ADDITION KILLA KELA CONTENT FIRST https://mailchi.mp/7482095b6593/killa... Subscribe the Killa Kela Podcast @ iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast... Subscribe the Killa Kela Podcast @ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1OGLNJ6... Subscribe the Killa Kela Podcast @ Acast: https://play.acast.com/s/36212bdb-cce... All episodes are Transcribed here: https://killakelaofficial.blogspot.co... Support the Killa Kela Podcast by being a Podcast Patreon and receiving a mass of exclusives and bonus content https://www.patreon.com/killakelapodcast Killa Kela Weekly Livestream: Monday/Wednesday/Friday of every week. https://bandstream9.wixsite.com/killa... Killa Kela Monthly Live show - Special guests, live performances and profile pieces to a studio audience! : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list... KILLA KELA Website: www.killakelaofficial.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/killakelaofficial/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/killakelaofficial Twitter: twitter.com/KillaKela
Stop number one on our murderous road trip across America is Rhode Island. Summer may nearly be over but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good old theme park! Frank Sheffield took his five year old daughter Maggie out to enjoy an afternoon at Rocky Point Amusement Park. It would be an afternoon neither would forget.Written and narrated by Schuyler Fastenau and executive produced by Daniel Jones. Additional voices by Tamara Perry, Jordan Katcher, Janette Zosche, Taylor Shurte, Jeremy Staple, Daniel Jones, Gabriel Rivers, and David DeGraw Shotwell. Cover artwork by Catherine Fastenau. Theme music by Tracy Zales. Editing by Brian Campbell.Follow us on:Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/OGDeadtimeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theoriginaldeadtimestories/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeadtimeStoriesPodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DeadtimeThe
In this episode I chat with "Girls Dodge Too" ambassador and Manchester Bee's/Wales dragon member Katie Howard. From her beginnings in Sheffield to her time in Manchester as well as the mission statement behind her campaign we cover alot of ground as we immortalize her story and the impact to be left behind.
On today's episode we have the amazing Jai Sheffield Who is a Professional Latin Dancer from Australia. He Dances Salsa y ChaCha. Childhood 0:00 Introduction to Social Dancing – 5:30 Social dancing in Australia – 7:00 Covid 19 – 7:45 Beginner Stage – 8:30 Private Classes vs Group Classes – 11:00 Moving to the Gold Coast – 14:20 Beginner Stage in Teaching – 17:10 Advice for Future Teachers – 20:30 Full time Dancer – 22:20 Time in Italy – 24:00 Returning to Australia – 35:00 Life of a full time Dancer – 37:00 Lessons Learned – 39:00 Burn out – 41:15 Beginner Advice – 43:15 Intermediate to Advanced – 44:30 Musicality – 46:10 One Tip – 48:00 ** Social Media Links ** https://www.instagram.com/p/CIWOTMCBXWU/ https://www.facebook.com/Jai-Sheffield-Dancer-1779054715536985/ 2LF Links _______________________________________________ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tw0LeftFeet Instagram: tw0_left_feet Website: https://2leftfeet.blog/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2171874589599779/ Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/TwoLeftFeetPodcast/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/two-left-feet-podcast/id1454425997 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5bQSnwKDmHbDQdgnZ0OrC3 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Twoleftfeet Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCR109vJ4Pbl146Ok1u5vSuA Anchor: https://anchor.fm/twoleftfeetpodcast _________________ Background Music Provided by Barradeen https://soundcloud.com/barradeen https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfTggY6U7d6XVre774B1_qg https://www.instagram.com/barradeenyas/
IBF featherweight champion Kid Galahad talks about his career in boxing and life out of the ring. He discusses his recent world title win over Jazza Dickens and his future aspirations but he also talks about his family move from Doha to Liverpool when he was just four. There, his brothers were enticed in to a life of crime but when he moved to Sheffield he had a chance meeting with Prince Naseem Hamed and was directed to the famed Ingle Gym. He didn't look back. Here, he talks about his near two decades at the gym, the controversies he's faced, the highs, the setbacks, some incredible sparring stories in the UK and the US and being part of the Ingle dynasty.
1. Trust The Science 2. Perspectives on the Pandemic | Dr. Peter McCullough START 3:38 3. Love Your Servitude - Aldous Huxley & George Orwell 4. DR PIERS ROBINSON - C0VID IS A GLOBAL PROPAGANDA OPERATION Dr Piers Robinson is an expert on communication, media and world politics, focusing on conflict and war and especially the role of propaganda. He is presently Co-Director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, Convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media and Associated Researcher with the Working Group on Propaganda and the 9/11 ‘War on Terror'. From 2016 – 2019, he was Professor and Chair in Politics, Society and Political Journalism at the University of Sheffield. He has also served on the boards of several academic journals. He has lectured at the NATO Defense College in Rome and briefed senior UK military commanders and diplomats, and his research interests focus on Organised Persuasive Communication and Contemporary Propaganda and his current projects include Propaganda and the Syrian conflict; Propaganda and the 9/11 Global War on Terror and Covid19.
Curcumin: modulator of key molecular signaling pathways in hormone-independent breast cancer Monash University Malaysia, August 10, 2021 According to news reporting originating from Selangor, Malaysia, research stated, “Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide.” Our news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Monash University Malaysia: “Despite the overall successes in breast cancer therapy, hormone-independent HER2 negative breast cancer, also known as triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), lacking estrogens and progesterone receptors and with an excessive expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), along with the hormone-independent HER2 positive subtype, still remain major challenges in breast cancer treatment. Due to their poor prognoses, aggressive phenotype, and highly metastasis features, new alternative therapies have become an urgent clinical need. One of the most noteworthy phytochemicals, curcumin, has attracted enormous attention as a promising drug candidate in breast cancer prevention and treatment due to its multi-targeting effect. Curcumin interrupts major stages of tumorigenesis including cell proliferation, survival, angiogenesis, and metastasis in hormone-independent breast cancer through the modulation of multiple signaling pathways. The current review has highlighted the anticancer activity of curcumin in hormone-independent breast cancer via focusing on its impact on key signaling pathways including the PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway, JAK/STAT pathway, MAPK pathway, NF-qB pathway, p53 pathway, and Wnt/b-catenin, as well as apoptotic and cell cycle pathways.” According to the news reporters, the research concluded: “Besides, its therapeutic implications in clinical trials are here presented.” Ultrasound remotely triggers immune cells to attack tumors in mice without toxic side effects University of California San Diego, August 11, 2021 Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a cancer immunotherapy that pairs ultrasound with cancer-killing immune cells to destroy malignant tumors while sparing normal tissue. The new experimental therapy significantly slowed down the growth of solid cancerous tumors in mice. The team, led by the labs of UC San Diego bioengineering professor Peter Yingxiao Wang and bioengineering professor emeritus Shu Chien, detailed their work in a paper published Aug. 12 in Nature Biomedical Engineering. The work addresses a longstanding problem in the field of cancer immunotherapy: how to make chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy safe and effective at treating solid tumors. CAR T-cell therapy is a promising new approach to treat cancer. It involves collecting a patient's T cells and genetically engineering them to express special receptors, called CAR, on their surface that recognize specific antigens on cancer cells. The resulting CAR T cells are then infused back into the patient to find and attack cells that have the cancer antigens on their surface. This therapy has worked well for the treatment of some blood cancers and lymphoma, but not against solid tumors. That's because many of the target antigens on these tumors are also expressed on normal tissues and organs. This can cause toxic side effects that can kills cells—these effects are known as on-target, off-tumor toxicity. “CAR T cells are so potent that they may also attack normal tissues that are expressing the target antigens at low levels,” said first author Yiqian (Shirley) Wu, a project scientist in Wang's lab. “The problem with standard CAR T cells is that they are always on—they are always expressing the CAR protein, so you cannot control their activation,” explained Wu. To combat this issue, the team took standard CAR T cells and re-engineered them so that they only express the CAR protein when ultrasound energy is applied. This allowed the researchers to choose where and when the genes of CAR T cells get switched on. “We use ultrasound to successfully control CAR T cells directly in vivo for cancer immunotherapy,” said Wang, who is a faculty member of the Institute of Engineering in Medicine and the Center for Nano-ImmunoEngineering, both at UC San Diego. What's exciting about the use of ultrasound, noted Wang, is that it can penetrate tens of centimeters beneath the skin, so this type of therapy has the potential to non-invasively treat tumors that are buried deep inside the body. The team's approach involves injecting the re-engineered CAR T cells into tumors in mice and then placing a small ultrasound transducer on an area of the skin that's on top of the tumor to activate the CAR T cells. The transducer uses what's called focused ultrasound beams to focus or concentrate short pulses of ultrasound energy at the tumor. This causes the tumor to heat up moderately—in this case, to a temperature of 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees Fahrenheit)—without affecting the surrounding tissue. The CAR T cells in this study are equipped with a gene that produces the CAR protein only when exposed to heat. As a result, the CAR T cells only switch on where ultrasound is applied. The researchers put their CAR T cells to the test against standard CAR T cells. In mice that were treated with the new CAR T cells, only the tumors that were exposed to ultrasound were attacked, while other tissues in the body were left alone. But in mice that were treated with the standard CAR T cells, all tumors and tissue expressing the target antigen were attacked. “This shows our CAR T-cell therapy is not only effective, but also safer,” said Wu. “It has minimal on-target, off-tumor side effects.” The work is still in the early stages. The team will be performing more preclinical tests and toxicity studies before it can reach clinical trials. Lycopene ameliorates diabetic osteoporosis via anti-inflammatory, antioxidation Shaanxi University of Technology (China), August 10, 2021 According to news originating from Shaanxi University of Technology research stated, “Diabetic osteoporosis (DOP) is one of the complications of diabetes, with high morbidity, and high disability rate. Here, we established a diabetic rat model and administered lycopene to observe its effect on DOP.” Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Shaanxi University of Technology: “Our results showed that ten weeks lycopene treatment lowered blood glucose, improved diabetic induced polydipsia, overeating and body weight loss. Lycopene treatment also enhanced bone mineral density, restored bone mechanical and bone Micro-CT parameters of diabetic rats. Subsequently, lycopene decreased serum inflammatory cytokines levels and increased serum anti-oxidant indicators levels. Moreover, lycopene reduced the number of bone marrow adipocytes, and osteoclasts numbers of diabetic rats. The serum bone turnover markers levels were down-regulated after lycopene treatment. Meanwhile, the bone and serum OPG, RUNX 2 expression levels were up-regulated by lycopene in diabetic rats, and the OPG/RANKL ratio was also up-regulated.” According to the news editors, the research concluded: “This study showed that lycopene could ameliorate diabetic induced bone loss via anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidation, and increasing OPG/RANKL ratio in diabetic rats. Lycopene could be used for nutritional intervention in patients with diabetic osteoporosis.” Research shows just 8 weeks of meditation studies can make your brain quicker Birmingham University (UK), August 12, 2021 Researchers at Binghamton University scanned students' brains before and after eight weeks of meditation training. Credit: Binghamton University Millions of people around the world seek mental clarity through meditation, most of them following or inspired by the centuries-old practices of Buddhism. Anecdotally, those who meditate say it helps to calm their minds, recenter their thoughts and cut through the "noise" to show what really matters. Scientifically, though, showing the effects of meditation on the human brainhave proved to be tricky. A new study from Binghamton University's Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science tracked how practicing meditation for just a couple of months changed the brain patterns of 10 students in the University's Scholars Program. The seed for the research came from a casual chat between Assistant Professor Weiying Dai and lecturer George Weinschenk, MA '01, Ph.D. '07, both from the Department of Computer Science. Weinschenk is a longtime meditation practitioner whose wife worked as an administrator at the Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, which is the North American seat of the Dalai Lama's personal monastery. "I developed very close friendships with several of the monks," he said. "We would hang out together, and I even received instruction from some of the Dalai Lama's teachers. I took classes there, I read a lot and I earned a three-year certificate in Buddhist studies." Dai has studied brain mapping and biomedical image processing, and while earning her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, she tracked Alzheimer's disease patients using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. "I'm interested in brain research to see how our brains are really functioning and how all different kinds of disease affect our brain," she said. "I really have zero medical training, but I pick up all this knowledge or background from reading the literature and talking with the experts." The two faculty members had neighboring offices and shared a conversation one day about their backgrounds. Weinschenk mentioned that he had been asked to teach a semester-long class for the Scholars Program on meditation. "I told Weiying, 'Yeah, meditation really can have a transformative effect on the brain,'" Weinschenk said. "She was a little skeptical, especially about whether such a short amount of time spent learning how to meditate, whether that would make any difference. She suggested we might be able to quantify such a thing with modern technology." For the fall 2017 semester, Dai secured grant funding, and their collaboration began. Near the beginning of the semester, she took the participants to Cornell University for MRI scans of their brains. Weinschenk taught students how to meditate, told them to practice five times a week for 10 or 15 minutes, and asked them to keep a journal record of their practice. (The syllabus also included other lessons about the cultural transmissions of meditation and its applications for wellness.) "Binghamton University Scholars are high achievers who want to do the things they are assigned and do well on them, so they didn't require much prompting to maintain a regular meditation routine," he said. "To guarantee objective reporting, they would relate their experiences directly to Weiying about how frequently they practiced." The results, recently published in the journal Scientific Reports, show that meditation training led to faster switching between the brain's two general states of consciousness. One is called the default mode network, which is active when the brain is at wakeful rest and not focused on the outside world, such as during daydreaming and mind-wandering. The other is the dorsal attention network, which engages for attention-demanding tasks. The findings of the study demonstrate that meditation can enhance the brain connection among and within these two brain networks, indicating the effect of meditation on fast switching between the mind wandering and focusing its attention as well as maintaining attention once in the attentive state. "Tibetans have a term for that ease of switching between states—they call it mental pliancy, an ability that allows you to shape and mold your mind," Weinschenk said. "They also consider the goal of concentration one of the fundamental principles of self-growth." Dai and Weinschenk are still parsing through the data taken from the 2017 MRI scans, so they have yet to test other Scholars Program students. Because Alzheimer's disease and autism could be caused by problems with the dorsal attention network, Dai is making plans for future research that could use meditation to mitigate those problems. "I'm thinking about an elderly study, because this population was young students," she said. "I want to get a healthy elderly group, and then another group with early Alzheimer's disease or mild cognitive impairment. I want to see whether the changes in the brain from meditation can enhance cognitive performance. I'm writing the proposal and trying to attract the funds in that direction." Though once skeptical about the subject, "I'm pretty convinced about the scientific basis of meditation after doing this study," she added. "Maybe I'll just go to George's class when he teaches it so that I can benefit, too!" Study shows how food preservatives may disrupt human hormones and promote obesity Cedars-Sinai Medicine Institute, August 9, 2021 Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be "yes." But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles - until now. A study published in Nature Communications details how Cedars-Sinai investigators developed a novel platform and protocol for testing the effects of chemicals known as endocrine disruptors on humans. The three chemicals tested in this study are abundant in modern life. Butylhydroxytoluene (BHT) is an antioxidant commonly added to breakfast cereals and other foods to protect nutrients and keep fats from turning rancid; perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a polymer found in some cookware, carpeting and other products; and tributyltin (TBT) is a compound in paints that can make its way into water and accumulate in seafood. The investigators used hormone-producing tissues grown from human stem cells to demonstrate how chronic exposure to these chemicals can interfere with signals sent from the digestive system to the brain that let people know when they are "full" during meals. When this signaling system breaks down, people often may continue eating, causing them to gain weight. "We discovered that each of these chemicals damaged hormones that communicate between the gut and the brain," said Dhruv Sareen, PhD, assistant professor of Biomedical Sciences and director of the Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Core Facility at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute. "When we tested the three together, the combined stress was more robust." Of the three chemicals tested, BHT produced some of the strongest detrimental effects, Sareen said. While other scientists have shown these compounds can disrupt hormone systems in laboratory animals, the new study is the first to use human pluripotent stem cells and tissues to document how the compounds may disrupt hormones that are critical to gut-to-brain signaling and preventing obesity in people, Sareen said. "This is a landmark study that substantially improves our understanding of how endocrine disruptors may damage human hormonal systems and contribute to the obesity epidemic in the U.S.," said Clive Svendsen, PhD, director of the institute and the Kerry and Simone Vickar Family Foundation Distinguished Chair in Regenerative Medicine. More than one-third of U.S. adults are considered to be obese, according to federal statistics. The new testing system developed for the study has the potential to provide a much-needed, safe and cost-effective method that can be used to evaluate the health effects of thousands of existing and new chemicals in the environment, the investigators say. For their experiments, Sareen and his team first obtained blood samples from adults, and then, by introducing reprogramming genes, converted the cells into induced pluripotent stem cells. Then, using these stem cells, the investigators grew human epithelium tissue, which lines the gut, and neuronal tissues of the brain's hypothalamus region, which regulates appetite and metabolism. The investigators then exposed the tissues to BHT, PFOA and TBT, one by one and also in combination, and observed what happened inside the cells. They found that the chemicals disrupted networks that prepare signaling hormones to maintain their structure and be transported out of the cells, thus making them ineffective. The chemicals also damaged mitochondria - cellular structures that convert food and oxygen into energy and drive the body's metabolism. Because the chemical damage occurred in early-stage "young" cells, the findings suggest that a defective hormone system potentially could impact a pregnant mother as well as her fetus in the womb, Sareen said. While other scientists have found, in animal studies, that effects of endocrine disruptors can be passed down to future generations, this process has not been proved to occur in humans, he explained. More than 80,000 chemicals are registered for use in the U.S. in everyday items such as foods, personal care products, household cleaners and lawn-care products, according to the National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While the program states on its website that relatively few chemicals are thought to pose a significant risk to human health, it also states: "We do not know the effects of many of these chemicals on our health." Cost and ethical issues, including the health risk of exposing human subjects to possibly harmful substances, are among the barriers to testing the safety of many chemicals. As a result, numerous widely used compounds remain unevaluated in humans for their health effects, especially to the hormone system. "By testing these chemicals on actual human tissues in the lab, we potentially could make these evaluations easier to conduct and more cost-effective," Sareen said. Social activities help dementia patients stay sharp, avoid depression University of Sheffield (UK), August 12, 2021 Approximately 6 million people in the U.S. are suffering from dementia, as well 50 million people worldwide. There is currently no cure for the degenerative condition and medical treatments often have side effects such as vomiting, loss of appetite, and muscle pains. Now, researchers say patients can greatly benefit from a type of treatment that doesn't come with such downsides and helps their brain avoid additional decline. A new study suggests that mixing with other people helps dementia patients stay sharp and fend off depression. Scientists say the type of treatment known as “cognitive stimulation” could make living with dementia easier for hundreds of thousands of people. “Dementia is one of the biggest global challenges that we face,” says senior author Dr. Claudia von Bastian, of the University of Sheffield, in a statement. “Our research highlights that cognitive stimulation can be a safe, relatively cheap, and accessible treatment to help reduce some of the core symptoms of dementia and may even alleviate symptoms of depression.” The researchers analyzed the use of cognitive stimulation as an effective treatment for people with dementia. They found that getting patients involved in social and group activities helped combat depression and boost global cognition. Global cognition refers to five types of brain function: attention, memory, verbal fluency, language, and awareness. “It's great that governments now recognize the importance for people to live well with dementia. We've seen far more energy and resources put into developing initiatives to support this, such as cognitive stimulation, which is now used widely across the world,” notes co-author Dr. Ben Hicks, of Brighton and Sussex Medical School. “We still need to learn more about the key ingredients of cognitive stimulation which lead to these benefits and how they influence the progression of dementia. However, the absence of negative side-effects and the low costs of this treatment means the benefits are clear,” adds Dr. von Bastian. More research is needed to determine whether cognitive stimulation and other non-pharmaceutical treatments could help the growing number of people who suffer fromdementia. “Our research is the first to comprehensively interrogate the evidence base for its effectiveness, using the most up-to-date statistical techniques. While early signs are positive, there's an urgent need to improve the rigor of evaluative research and better assess the long-term benefits of cognitive stimulation. People with dementia need effective treatments, and, as a research community, this is what we must deliver,” added Dr. Hicks. Resveratrol supplementation improves arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetics Toho University (Japan), August 18 2021 A randomized, double-blind study reported on in the International Heart journal found improvements in arterial stiffness and oxidative stress among type 2 diabetics who were supplemented with resveratrol. The trial included 50 diabetic men and women who received 100 milligrams resveratrol or a placebo daily for 12 weeks. Cardio-ankle vascular index (CAVI, a novel diagnostic measure of arterial stiffness that is a marker of atherosclerosis) and blood pressure were assessed at the beginning and end of the study, in addition to blood assessments of oxidative stress and other factors. At the end of the study, subjects who received resveratrol had significantly lower blood pressure, less oxidative stress and decreased arterial stiffness in comparison with values obtained at the beginning of the study. Participants who received a placebo experienced no significant changes in these areas. “The primary finding in the present study was that oral supplementation of resveratrol for 12 weeks decreased CAVI in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus,” authors Haruki Imamura, MD, and colleagues at Toho University Sakura Medical Center in Japan write. “Many previous studies have demonstrated increased CAVI in atherosclerotic diseases such as acute coronary syndrome and stroke, and these reports indicate that CAVI reflects organic atherosclerosis.” They suggest that a reduction in oxidative stress may be one mechanism involved in the improvement in arterial stiffness observed in this study among participants who received resveratrol. Improved endothelial function via increased nitric oxide production may be another mechanism.
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