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New Books Network
Beyond a Shadow: Southeast Asia Transcending US-China Rivalries

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 27:53


Why do Southeast Asia specialists get tired of explaining that the politics of the region cannot be reduced to a zero-sum game of Chinese-US great power rivalries? How do relatively small Southeast Asian states negotiate their relations with these major powers in an increasingly antagonistic environment? And why has the idea of the Indo-Pacific become so popular in recent years, and where does that leave the region most of us still call ‘Asia'? Prominent Singaporean political scientist Joseph Liow Chin Yong discusses these and other questions in conversation with NIAS Director Duncan McCargo. Joseph Liow Chin Yong, is the Tan Kah Kee Chair in Comparative and International Politics at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, where he also serves as Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Joseph is well-known for his work on the politics and international relations of Southeast Asia. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which are Ambivalent Engagement: The United States and Regional Security in Southeast Asia after the Cold War (Brookings 2017) and Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia (Cambridge University Press 2016). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo, and the Stockholm Centre for Global Asia at Stockholm University. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in World Affairs
Beyond a Shadow: Southeast Asia Transcending US-China Rivalries

New Books in World Affairs

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 27:53


Why do Southeast Asia specialists get tired of explaining that the politics of the region cannot be reduced to a zero-sum game of Chinese-US great power rivalries? How do relatively small Southeast Asian states negotiate their relations with these major powers in an increasingly antagonistic environment? And why has the idea of the Indo-Pacific become so popular in recent years, and where does that leave the region most of us still call ‘Asia'? Prominent Singaporean political scientist Joseph Liow Chin Yong discusses these and other questions in conversation with NIAS Director Duncan McCargo. Joseph Liow Chin Yong, is the Tan Kah Kee Chair in Comparative and International Politics at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, where he also serves as Dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. Joseph is well-known for his work on the politics and international relations of Southeast Asia. He is the author of several books, the most recent of which are Ambivalent Engagement: The United States and Regional Security in Southeast Asia after the Cold War (Brookings 2017) and Religion and Nationalism in Southeast Asia (Cambridge University Press 2016). The Nordic Asia Podcast is a collaboration sharing expertise on Asia across the Nordic region, brought to you by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) based at the University of Copenhagen, along with our academic partners: the Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, Asianettverket at the University of Oslo, and the Stockholm Centre for Global Asia at Stockholm University. We aim to produce timely, topical and well-edited discussions of new research and developments about Asia. Transcripts of the Nordic Asia Podcasts: http://www.nias.ku.dk/nordic-asia-podcast About NIAS: www.nias.ku.dk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/world-affairs

Veterinary Podcast by the VetGurus
211: You mite have heard this one before?

Veterinary Podcast by the VetGurus

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 47:51


News VetGurus Etsy Store is live VetGurus Shop We are excited to announce that the VetGurus Etsy merchandise sore is now live. After many requests for VetGurus branded merchandise we have finally developed a VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items for you to purchase. Note than any VetGurus item purchased with help support our podcast. We make a very small percentage (around 2-5%) profit from each item sold, with all proceeds going towards paying for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us - win:win. So click on this link and get shopping. Order now to get before Christmas: VetGurus Shop. Main Topic: Reptile Mites reviistied See covered reptile mites way back in Episode 81 (May 3, 2019). Since this is a common topic if interest to both new and experienced vets, we thought it was time to revisit this topic. Become a Patron Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus Say Hi! Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now! Support our Sponsors Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products. Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice. Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores. About Our Podcast The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It's not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark. Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners. Disclaimer Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.

The Coconuts Podcast
Fresh Tunes Friday: Behind the Back To The Middle EP, with Bryan Estepa | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 15, 2021

The Coconuts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 59:23


It's the start of Fresh Tunes Friday, where we showcase a musical guest every third Friday of the month. We kicked things off with Sydney's own Bryan Estepa, a Filipino-Australian singer-songwriter, who just released his Back To The Middle EP. What's it like recording music in lockdown? Listen in to find out!Other stories include:Indonesia finally confirms 19 eligible countries as Bali reopens to foreign tourism today | Come Saturday, Bangkok can stay out till 11pm | Man who murdered taxi driver was psych patient, once threatened mass shooting | Mounting calls in Indonesia to ban new Superman comic featuring bisexual character | Legoland Malaysia reopens theme park tomorrow | LOOK: Over 100 rescued by Philippine Coast Guard from floods due to ‘Maring' | Singapore Telegram channel attracts claims of vaccine magnetism | Let's go to the movies? Junta wants to reopen Myanmar's cinemasThe Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

The Cigar Authority
Will Cigars Be Outlawed on Social Media and the Internet? - The After Show

The Cigar Authority

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 22:04


It seems to be starting in Singapore. They are going after bloggers for promoting cigars. Will this move to the U.S.? The Cigar Authority is a member of the United Podcast Network and is recorded live in front of a studio audience at Studio 21 Podcast Cafe upstairs at Two Guys Smoke Shop in Salem, NH and as always you can find many of the cigars we discuss at https://www.2GuysCigars.com/.

Newsy Jacuzzi
Kid News This Week: Battle against mosquitoes, beavers are back, clean cling-film, cow-poo zapper

Newsy Jacuzzi

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 19:57


Kid News This Week: In humanity's battle against mosquitoes – should we swat or swap them? Also, Britain's beavers are back, cleaner cling-film is being developed and how to make cow poo less toxic for the environment? A poo zapper, naturally. All that and more on this week's news pool for curious kids and adults!

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts
COI #174: The US Is Pushing China to the Brink

The Libertarian Institute - All Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 47:13


On COI #174, Kyle Anzalone breaks down the recent news in the US Cold War against China. Reuters reports that the US has been sending special operations soldiers to Taiwan for training. The US has sent Coast Guard and arms trainers to Taiwan previously, but the special operations forces would be a serious escalation. The UK is following Washington's lead with its own “tilt” to the Indo-Pacific. The UK's new aircraft carrier is currently docked in Singapore while two other UK warships are preparing for new homes in Japan.  Kyle discusses US-Iran tensions. Iran has signaled a willingness to return to nuclear negotiations in Vienna. However, the Biden administration has largely met the new Iranian president's overtures with threats of more sanctions. Last week, the US removed sanctions on two Iranian entities. The move could have been a signal to Iran that the US was open to removing additional penalties, but the Treasury Department made clear that the sanctions relief did not indicate an overall policy change and more measures could come soon.  Kyle updates the situation in Syria. The Syrian Kurds recently met with US officials and said Washington gave a firm commitment that US troops would remain in Syria. The occupation of some of Syria's more profitable regions is causing suffering for average Syrians. Eventually, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will challenge the US in the eastern regions, potentially provoking clashes with American forces. The US effort to overthrow Assad in Syria is lost, and even American allies who took part in the prior regime change effort – such as Jordan – are reforging ties with Assad.  Odysee Rumble  Donate LBRY Credits bTTEiLoteVdMbLS7YqDVSZyjEY1eMgW7CP Donate Bitcoin 36PP4kT28jjUZcL44dXDonFwrVVDHntsrk Donate Bitcoin Cash Qp6gznu4xm97cj7j9vqepqxcfuctq2exvvqu7aamz6 Patreon Subscribe Star YouTube Facebook  Twitter  MeWe Apple Podcast  Amazon Music Google Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Support Our Sponsor Visit Paloma Verde and use code PEACE for 25% off our CBD

UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger
Tokenomics and Ecosystem Growth with Tom Schmidt of Dragonfly

UpOnly with Cobie & Ledger

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 128:14


LinksTwitterWebShow PartnerThis episode is presented by FTX. Trade on an awesome mobile interface fee-free, and still get all the great portfolio tracking features you know and love: https://uponly.tv/ftxShow NotesTom Intro ⁃ Partner at Dragonfly Capital (@dragonfly_cap) ⁃ Owner of elusive Gauntlet x Nike hoodie ⁃ Formerly product at 0x and PM at InstagramDragonfly Capital & Tokenomics ⁃ East/West focus. Crypto is very different from Web2 in that you can't really launch locally, you're global from day 1. Dragonfly help bridge the East/West gap for teams and products ⁃ 2019 was harder to do deals remotely, people would meet snd pitch in person. Not really a thing anymore – your reputation precedes you online ⁃ Day to day work is 25% team calls, 25% portfolio support, 20% research and staying on top of what's going on in the space ⁃ Cobie: How much of your previous product experience has helped in your VC Role? Tom: It was a bit of learning curve from IG to 0x. A lot translates over but the token aspect changes how you think about product, it can be the growth mechanic, the same product but with different tokenomics can have a huge difference in outcome ⁃ Cobie: Even having a token as a defence mechanism is a requirement now ⁃ Tom: Prefer the method of building a great and sticky product then adding the token on top of that otherwise you run into leaky bucket theory once the incentives run out ⁃ Dislikes revenue to token holders early on, ideally it should be used to make the product better and grow but treasuries have gotten so big that teams probably don't know how to spend itAirdrops & Sybil Attacks ⁃ Divergence Ventures farmed 10% of RBN airdrop ⁃ Returned following being found out and the following drama ⁃ Tom farmed it personally long before the airdrop email, continued to farm after that point and so has since voluntarily returned all farmed RBN from his account ⁃ An individual exploiting via sybil isn't as bad as an investor that then also dumps day one ⁃ Teams are experimenting with different ways to achieve fair distribution but there's still a lot to work out, it's a really interesting design space ⁃ Need to hold people to a high standard to self-regulate in the industryTrends in the next 6-18months? ⁃ Product structure ⁃ Derivative products ⁃ DAOs & DAO toolingEthereum Scaling ⁃ ZK-rollup maximalist ⁃ For some applications and purposes even the rollup won't be cheap enough and so maybe there will be room for other chains ⁃ You can also rollup a rollup e.g. Mina. Cobie: “Inception was a warning, don't go too many rollup's deep or you'll get stuck there forever” ⁃ Heterogeneous blockchain future but unsure what path it will take ⁃ Cobie: Should L2s have tokens? Tom: Decentralising the L2 could rely on having a token and also it's a case of trying to protect against forking or a competitor ⁃ There will be a fee for L2s but unsure who will pay it, token holders, users, maybe the L1? ⁃ Solana has been surprising with the amount of developer activity happening there ⁃ Cobie: When chains are EVM compatible you get a lot of copy-paste projects to grab money over and over. Potentially means that the teams are less sticky, opportunity over legitimate drive. Solana is more novel, the product designs maybe aren't all novel but there's a lot of work there being done to make things sticky. Those ecosystems that do that are much more likely to perform in the next cycleWhy won't my 0x go up? (– Ledger) ⁃ It's structured as a gas rebate which doesn't really scale proportionately to the size of a trade ⁃ Reworking a token is a sensitive topic ⁃ 0x we're extremely early on a lot of things like governanceBitcoin Projects? ⁃ Lightning network seems like a real path forward for Bitcoin, they're building a real developer network ⁃ It's not incentivised the demand to use it is natural either by need or by people who love BitcoinWorking in Crypto? ⁃ It's a great time to be a founder, raising funds is super competitive right now ⁃ Passion about the space and research is desired when hiring ⁃ Crypto is much more exciting and intellectually interesting than traditional tech jobs ⁃ Taipei is a solid place for crypto in Asia alongside Singapore⁃ 2017-2019 had SF as a central crypto hub but it's not really the case anymore and teams are becoming more geographically spread outFinal Alpha ⁃ Invest for strength, not for a lack of weakness ⁃ Focus on your sleep and getting high quality sleepNotes by LukeMusic by GiovanniPickle

Them Boys
Its spicy

Them Boys

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021


Them Boys talk wrestling and whether or not Singapore noodles are spicy.

Carve Your Own F*cking Path
BigLaw Dropout to A Life That's Lit

Carve Your Own F*cking Path

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 51:50


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

Arts & Ideas
Frieze: Museums in the 21st century

Arts & Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 45:15


The National Gallery in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut were among the many arts institutions forced to close during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. How has this experience changed the running of these galleries and museums? Anne McElvoy talks to: Gabriele Finaldi - Director of the National Gallery in London, which filmed its Artemisia Gentileschi exhibition and then sold online passes to view the show. Courtney J. Martin - Paul Mellon Director, Yale Center for British Art. Daniel Weiss - President and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum in New York. You can find directors of museums and galleries in Singapore, Beijing, Paris, St Petersburg, Washington, Los Angeles, London and Dresden in previous Frieze/Free Thinking discussions. There's a playlist on the Free Thinking website called Visual Arts which also includes conversations about colour in art, slow looking, women's art, Black British art, the role of critics. Producer: Torquil MacLeod

New Books Network
Mike Dines et al., "The Punk Reader: Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global" (Intellect, 2019)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 56:57


Intellect's Global Punk Series (2019-present) has produced edited collections of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary work into local, national, global, and trans-global punk scenes. Series editors, Russ Bestley, Mike Dines, Alistair “Gords” Gordon, and Paula Guerra discuss the inception, creation, and production of the series in this New Books Network Interview. In addition to the punk series, they discuss the Punk Scholars Network, additional books on punk coming out on the imprint, and DIY Academic publishing. Volumes 1 and 2 of the series are currently available and the next two titles will be out this fall. Scholars interested in participating in the series or learning more about the PSN can contact Dines (M.Dines@mdx.ac.uk) or Bestley (r.bestley@lcc.arts.ac.uk).   The Punk Reader: Research Transmissions from the Local and the Global (2019) is the first edited volume to explore and critically interrogate punk culture in relation to contemporary, radicalized globalization. Documenting disparate international punk scenes, including Mexico, China, Malaysia and Iran. Trans-Global Punk Scenes (2021) brings together contributors from a range of disciplines to examine the global influence of punk in the new millennium, with a focus on punk demographics, the evolution of subcultural punk styles, and the notion of punk identity across cultural and geographic boundaries. International in scope and analytical in perspective, the chapters offer insight into punk scenes in New Zealand, Indonesia, Singapore, Ireland, South Africa, Mexico, the UK and US, Siberia and the Philippines. Punk Identities, Punk Utopias: Global Punk and Media (December 2021) This new volume in the acclaimed Global Punk series extends the critical inquiry to reflect broader social, political, and technological concerns impacting punk scenes around the world, with international contributors, ranging through topics from digital technology and new media to gender, ethnicity, identity, and representation. Punk! Las Américas Edition (December 2021) This book challenges the dominant vision of punk – particularly its white masculine protagonists and deep Anglocentrism – by analyzing punk as a critical lens into the disputed territories of 'America', a term that hides the heterogeneous struggles, global histories, hopes and despairs of late twentieth and early twenty-first-century experience. Compiling academic essays and punk paraphernalia (interviews, zines, poetry, and visual segments) into a single volume, the book seeks to explore punk life through its multiple registers, through vivid musical dialogues, excessive visual displays, and underground literary expression. Rebekah Buchanan is an Associate Professor of English and Director of English Education at Western Illinois University. Her research focuses on feminism, activism, and literacy practices in youth culture, specifically through zines and music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Ask Win
Win Charles interviews Nor'ashikin Suhirman on being an author

Ask Win

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 27:24


sk Win: http://askwin.weebly.com. Please donate to Ask Win by going to Payment Venmo Win1195 at https://venmo.com/. Win Kelly Charles' Books: https://www.amazon.com/Win-Kelly-Charles/e/B009VNJEKE/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1. Win Kelly Charles' MONAT: https://wincharles.mymonat.com.   On Ask Win today (Friday, December 4, 2020), Best-Selling Author, Win C welcomes Nor Suhir. Nor is a stroke survivor, #1 International Bestselling Author - Yes I Can,  Certified Social Media Strategist and Business Coach. She is also the President of the Hawkerentrepreneur Chapter at International Business Federation, Singapore, helping local food and beverage businesses digitalize, and recently launched her own Messenger automation application, ChatEngaged. To learn more about Nor visit http://norsuhir.com.

Yah Lah BUT...
#218 - Study discovers what makes Singaporeans happy & NOC claps back at allegations of toxic work environment

Yah Lah BUT...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 75:09


A study by a social enterprise, Happiness Initiative, uncovered that several socio-demographic factors such as household income and sexual orientation had a disproportionately large impact on Singapore residents' happiness. Also, YouTube channel Night Owl Cinematics, after facing a tsunami of online criticism for the way its co-founder, Sylvia Chan, verbally abused her employees, is now doubling down in its latest PR statement and denying the allegations. Is that a good or bad PR move?   Find us here! Our #YLB Subreddit for show notes Our YouTube channel to see our FACES!   Study discovers what makes Singaporeans happy ‘Purpose, perseverance, support, money and sexual orientation': Study maps out what makes a person in Singapore happy Happiness Initiative   NOC claps back at allegations of toxic work environment Sgcickenrice IG account that detailed the screenshots and allegations NOC's Sylvia Allegedly Used Vulgarities On Staff, Group Chat Screenshots Leaked In TikTok Exposé | GirlStyle Singapore 'We need this job': People claiming to be Night Owl Cinematics staff speak up against public fallout | Mothership.SG Colgate and MILO distance from NOC co-founder Sylvia Chan post bullying claims | Marketing Interactive Night Owl Cinematics hits back at allegations of toxic work culture | AsiaOne Production firm Night Owl Cinematics calls employee abuse allegations a ‘massive' smear campaign | todayonline   One Shiok Comment AMA post by mmmmky Comments about YLB 217 - Soh Rui Yong   One Shiok Thing FB page for Hor Fun Premium Fury vs. Wilder 3 video: See Tyson Fury's knockout of Deontay Wilder from amazing angle

Thời sự quốc tế - VOA
Bản tin VOA ngày 12/10/2021 - Tháng Mười 12, 2021

Thời sự quốc tế - VOA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 29:59


Tàu sân bay Queen Elizabeth đến Singapore, Anh tái khẳng định ‘xoay trục' sang châu Á; Mỹ: Đàm phán với Taliban ở Doha diễn ra 'thẳng thắn và chuyên nghiệp'; Ba kinh tế gia ở Mỹ đoạt giải Nobel Kinh tế; Việt Nam cho phép xe khách liên tỉnh hoạt động trở lại

CASE xChange
Episode 47: Voices From the Field – A Conversation with Natasha Tan

CASE xChange

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 16:18


Our guest for this episode is Natasha Tan, Assistant Director, Major Gifts at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Heather and Brad congratulate Natasha on her new role with NTU and discuss the differences between Australian and Singaporean cultures of giving back. Also, hear how her experience in the CASE Graduate Trainee Programme shaped her decision around wanting to make an impact, including ensuring every student gets equal opportunities in educational endeavours.

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 10.11.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 58:37


Can low temperature-aged garlic enhance exercise performance? Korea Univesity & National Institute of Agricultural Sciences (South Korea), October 8, 2021 Scientists from South Korea's National Institute of Agricultural Sciences and Korea University looked at aged garlic to see whether it could help reduce fatigue. To do this, they conducted a study on mice fed with a special low-temperature-aged garlic (LTAG). Their findings were published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Testing the fatigue-fighting effects of low temperature-aged garlic The researchers chose to use LTAG because it lacked the pungent odor and spicy flavor of regular garlic, making it easier to use for animal testing. To create the LTAG, the researchers stored garlic in a sealed container, aging at 60 C for 60 days. The resulting LTAG was then peeled and pulverized, before being added to 200 milliliters of 70 percent ethanol (EtOH), which was then subjected to ultrasonic extraction three times. This 70 percent EtOH and LTAG extract was then concentrated under a vacuum at 45 C and then lyophilized to create a dry LTAG residue. After the creation of the LTAG, the researchers then separated mice into six groups. The first group was given a low dose of LTAG extract; the second was fed a high dose of LTAG extract; the third was given a low dose of garlic extract; and the fourth was given a high dose of garlic extract. The fifth and sixth groups consisted of normal mice that were given phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) instead of garlic. One of these control groups was made to exercise while the other group was not. The mice in the five groups were forced to run on a treadmill for four weeks. With each passing week, the amount of exercise the mice would have to do on the treadmills would increase. This was done by increasing both the speed that the mice had to run, and the amount of time they had to spend running. (Related: How to alleviate fatigue with herbal medicine.) After 28 days of treatment, five mice from each group were subjected to a final, exhaustive treadmill test. This test increased the treadmill speed from 15 meters per minute (m/min) to 40 m/min every 3 minutes. During this test, the running time was monitored until each mouse failed to follow the increase in speed on three consecutive occasions and lag occurred. At this point, the mouse's total running time was recorded. The effect of the LTAG on the levels of glucose, lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), free fatty acid (FFA) and lactate in the mice's blood. Following the final exercise, the mice were killed and blood samples were collected from them. In addition, the mice's gastrocnemius muscles were also isolated and frozen in liquid nitrogen for testing. LTAG treated mice demonstrated less fatigue Following the exhaustive running tests, the researchers found that the mice treated with LTAG extract were able to run for much longer than the control mice. Meanwhile, looking at the blood tests, they noted that the mice treated with LTAG extract exhibited lower levels of glucose, LDH, FFA and lactate. More importantly, the LTAG treated mice had increased amounts of glycogen and creatine kinase (CK) in their muscles. Glycogen storage is an important source of energy during exercise. It serves a central role in maintaining the body's glucose homeostasis by supplementing blood glucose. Because of this, glycogen is seen as an accurate marker for fatigue, with increased glycogel levels closely associated with improved endurance and anti-fatigue effects. CK, on the other hand, is known to be an accurate indicator of muscle damage. During muscle degeneration, muscle cells are dissolved and their contents enter the bloodstream. As a result, when muscle damage occurs, muscle CK comes out into the blood. As such, fatigue tends to lead to lower muscle CK levels and higher blood CK levels. Higher levels of glycogen and muscle CK in the LTAG treated mice indicated that they experienced less fatigue than the other groups. Based on these findings, the researchers believe that LTAG has potential for use as an anti-fatigue agent.       Mindfulness meditation helps preterm-born adolescents University of Geneva (Switzerland), October 7, 2021 Adolescents born prematurely present a high risk of developing executive, behavioral and socio-emotional difficulties. Now, researchers from Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have revealed that practicing mindfulness may help improve these various skills. The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests using mindfulness as a means of clinical intervention with adolescents, whether prematurely born or not. Several studies have already shown that very preterm (VPT) children and adolescents are at higher risk of exhibiting cognitive and socio-emotional problems that may persist into adulthood. To help them overcome the difficulties they face, researchers from the HUG and UNIGE have set up an intervention based on mindfulness, a technique known to have beneficial effects in these areas. Mindfulness consists in training the mind to focus on the present moment, concentrating on physical sensations, on breathing, on the weight of one's body, and even on one's feelings and thoughts, completely judgment-free. The mindfulness-based interventions generally take place in a group with an instructor along with invitations to practice individually at home. To accurately assess the effects of mindfulness, a randomized controlled trial was performed with young adolescents aged 10 to 14, born before 32 weeks gestational weeks. Scientists quickly found that mindfulness improves the regulation of cognitive, social and emotional functions, in other worlds, our brain's ability to interact with our environment. Indeed, it increases the ability to focus on the present—on thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, with curiosity and non-judgment. Thanks to this practice, adolescents improve their executive functions, i.e. the mental processes that enable us to control our behavior to successfully achieve a goal. As a result, young people find it easier to focus, manage and regulate their behavior and emotions in everyday life. For eight weeks, the young teens spent an hour and a half each week with two mindfulness instructors. They were further encouraged to practice mindfulness daily at home. Parents were also involved in this study. They were asked to observe their child's executive functions, for example the ability to regulate their emotions and attentional control, their relationships with others and their behavior. The adolescents also underwent a series of computerized tasks to assess their reactions to events. A comparison of their test results with a control group that did not practice mindfulness shows a positive impact of the intervention on the adolescents' everyday life and on their ability to react to new events. "Each teenager is unique, with their own strenghts and difficulties. Through their involvement in this study, our volunteers have contributed to show that mindfulness can help many young people to feel better, to refocus and to face the world, whether they were born preterm born or not," agree Dr. Russia Hà-Vinh Leuchter, a consultant in the Division of Development and Growth, Department of Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics at Geneva University Hospitals, and Dr. Vanessa Siffredi, a researcher at the Child Development Laboratory at the Department of Paediatrics, Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine, two of the authors of this work. "However, while the practice of meditation can be a useful resource, it is important to be accompanied by well-trained instructors", they specify. The adolescents who took part in the program are now between 14 and 18 years. Scientists are currently evaluating the long-term effects of mindfulness-based intervention on their daily attention and stress. Furthermore, to validate their clinical data with neurobiological measurements, researchers are currently studying the effects of mindfulness on the brain using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).   Iron deficiency in middle age is linked with higher risk of developing heart disease University Heart and Vasculature Centre Hamburg (Germany) 6 October 2021 Approximately 10% of new coronary heart disease cases occurring within a decade of middle age could be avoided by preventing iron deficiency, suggests a study published today in ESC Heart Failure, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 “This was an observational study and we cannot conclude that iron deficiency causes heart disease,” said study author Dr. Benedikt Schrage of the University Heart and Vasculature Centre Hamburg, Germany. “However, evidence is growing that there is a link and these findings provide the basis for further research to confirm the results.” Previous studies have shown that in patients with cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, iron deficiency was linked to worse outcomes including hospitalisations and death. Treatment with intravenous iron improved symptoms, functional capacity, and quality of life in patients with heart failure and iron deficiency enrolled in the FAIR-HF trial.2 Based on these results, the FAIR-HF 2 trial is investigating the impact of intravenous iron supplementation on the risk of death in patients with heart failure. The current study aimed to examine whether the association between iron deficiency and outcomes was also observed in the general population. The study included 12,164 individuals from three European population-based cohorts. The median age was 59 years and 55% were women. During the baseline study visit, cardiovascular risk factors and comorbidities such as smoking, obesity, diabetes and cholesterol were assessed via a thorough clinical assessment including blood samples. Participants were classified as iron deficient or not according to two definitions: 1) absolute iron deficiency, which only includes stored iron (ferritin); and 2) functional iron deficiency, which includes iron in storage (ferritin) and iron in circulation for use by the body (transferrin). Dr. Schrage explained: “Absolute iron deficiency is the traditional way of assessing iron status but it misses circulating iron. The functional definition is more accurate as it includes both measures and picks up those with sufficient stores but not enough in circulation for the body to work properly.” Participants were followed up for incident coronary heart disease and stroke, death due to cardiovascular disease, and all-cause death. The researchers analysed the association between iron deficiency and incident coronary heart disease, stroke, cardiovascular mortality, and all-cause mortality after adjustments for age, sex, smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index, and inflammation. Participants with a history of coronary heart disease or stroke at baseline were excluded from the incident disease analyses. At baseline, 60% of participants had absolute iron deficiency and 64% had functional iron deficiency. During a median follow-up of 13.3 years there were 2,212 (18.2%) deaths. Of these, a total of 573 individuals (4.7%) died from a cardiovascular cause. Incidence coronary heart disease and stroke were diagnosed in 1,033 (8.5%) and 766 (6.3%) participants, respectively. Functional iron deficiency was associated with a 24% higher risk of coronary heart disease, 26% raised risk of cardiovascular mortality, and 12% increased risk of all-cause mortality compared with no functional iron deficiency. Absolute iron deficiency was associated with a 20% raised risk of coronary heart disease compared with no absolute iron deficiency, but was not linked with mortality. There were no associations between iron status and incident stroke. The researchers calculated the population attributable fraction, which estimates the proportion of events in 10 years that would have been avoided if all individuals had the risk of those without iron deficiency at baseline. The models were adjusted for age, sex, smoking, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, body mass index, and inflammation. Within a 10-year period, 5.4% of all deaths, 11.7% of cardiovascular deaths, and 10.7% of new coronary heart disease diagnoses were attributable to functional iron deficiency. “This analysis suggests that if iron deficiency had been absent at baseline, about 5% of deaths, 12% of cardiovascular deaths, and 11% of new coronary heart disease diagnoses would not have occurred in the following decade,” said Dr. Schrage. “The study showed that iron deficiency was highly prevalent in this middle-aged population, with nearly two-thirds having functional iron deficiency,” said Dr. Schrage. “These individuals were more likely to develop heart disease and were also more likely to die during the next 13 years.” Dr. Schrage noted that future studies should examine these associations in younger and non-European cohorts. He said: “If the relationships are confirmed, the next step would be a randomised trial investigating the effect of treating iron deficiency in the general population.”     Consumption of a bioactive compound from Neem plant could significantly suppress development of prostate cancer National University of Singapore, September 29, 2021   Oral administration of nimbolide, over 12 weeks shows reduction of prostate tumor size by up to 70 per cent and decrease in tumor metastasis by up to 50 per cent   A team of international researchers led by Associate Professor Gautam Sethi from the Department of Pharmacology at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that nimbolide, a bioactive terpenoid compound derived from Azadirachta indica or more commonly known as the neem plant, could reduce the size of prostate tumor by up to 70 per cent and suppress its spread or metastasis by half.   Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers worldwide. However, currently available therapies for metastatic prostate cancer are only marginally effective. Hence, there is a need for more novel treatment alternatives and options.   "Although the diverse anti-cancer effects of nimbolide have been reported in different cancer types, its potential effects on prostate cancer initiation and progression have not been demonstrated in scientific studies. In this research, we have demonstrated that nimbolide can inhibit tumor cell viability -- a cellular process that directly affects the ability of a cell to proliferate, grow, divide, or repair damaged cell components -- and induce programmed cell death in prostate cancer cells," said Assoc Prof Sethi.   Nimbolide: promising effects on prostate cancer   Cell invasion and migration are key steps during tumor metastasis. The NUS-led study revealed that nimbolide can significantly suppress cell invasion and migration of prostate cancer cells, suggesting its ability to reduce tumor metastasis. The researchers observed that upon the 12 weeks of administering nimbolide, the size of prostate cancer tumor was reduced by as much as 70 per cent and its metastasis decreased by about 50 per cent, without exhibiting any significant adverse effects.   "This is possible because a direct target of nimbolide in prostate cancer is glutathione reductase, an enzyme which is responsible for maintaining the antioxidant system that regulates the STAT3 gene in the body. The activation of the STAT3 gene has been reported to contribute to prostate tumor growth and metastasis," explained Assoc Prof Sethi. "We have found that nimbolide can substantially inhibit STAT3 activation and thereby abrogating the growth and metastasis of prostate tumor," he added.   The findings of the study were published in the April 2016 issue of the scientific journal Antioxidants & Redox Signaling. This work was carried out in collaboration with Professor Goh Boon Cher of Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at NUS, Professor Hui Kam Man of National Cancer Centre Singapore and Professor Ahn Kwang Seok of Kyung Hee University.   The neem plant belongs to the mahogany tree family that is originally native to India and the Indian sub-continent. It has been part of traditional Asian medicine for centuries and is typically used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Today, neem leaves and bark have been incorporated into many personal care products such as soaps, toothpaste, skincare and even dietary supplements.       Review looks at the efficacy of acupuncture in treating insulin resistance Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (China), October 8, 2021 In their report, researcherss from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China explored the role of acupuncture in treating insulin resistance. The study was published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. Earlier studies have reported the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating insulin resistance and related conditions. The review looked at acupuncture and its effects on clinical outcomes. The researchers searched the following databases for randomized controlled trials involving insulin resistance patients treated with acupuncture: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials Embase Medline (via OVID) China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) Wan Fang and China Science and Technology Journal Database (VIP) The studies show that homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance significantly decreased with acupuncture treatment. Other significant decreases include fasting blood glucose, postprandial blood glucose and fasting insulin. Acupuncture increased insulin sensitivity with very few adverse effects. In sum, acupuncture is a safe and effective alternative treatment for insulin resistance.     Blueberries may improve attention in children following double-blind trial University of Reading (UK), October 10, 2021  Primary school children could show better attention by consuming flavonoid-rich blueberries, following a study conducted by the University of Reading. In a paper published in Food & Function, a group of 7-10 year olds who consumed a drink containing wild blueberries or a matched placebo and were tested on their speed and accuracy in completing an executive task function on a computer. The double blind trial found that the children who consumed the flavonoid-rich blueberry drink had 9% quicker reaction times on the test without any sacrifice of accuracy. In particular, the effect was more noticeable as the tests got harder. Professor Claire Williams, a neuroscience professor at the University of Reading said: "This is the first time that we have seen the positive impact that flavonoids can have on the executive function of children. We designed this double blind trial especially to test how flavonoids would impact on attention in young people as it's an area of cognitive performance that hasn't been measured before. "We used wild blueberries as they are rich in flavonoids, which are compounds found naturally in foods such as fruits and their juices, vegetables and tea. They have been associated with a range of health benefits including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and our latest findings continue to show that there is a beneficial cognitive effect of consuming fruit and vegetables, tea, coffee and even dark chocolate which all contain flavonoids." The children were then asked to pay attention to an array of arrows shown on a PC screen and press a key corresponding to the direction that the central arrow was facing. The task was repeated over a number of trials, where cognitive demand was manipulated by varying how quickly the arrows appeared, whether there were additional arrows appearing either side of the central arrow, and whether the flanking arrows were pointing in the same/different direction as the central arrow. Previous Reading research has shown that consuming wild blueberries can improve mood in children and young people, simple memory recall in primary school children, and that other flavonoid rich drinks such as orange juice, can also improve memory and concentration. The Wild Blueberry Association of North America provided a freeze-dried powder made from wild blueberries which was used in the study but did not provide any additional financial support and did not play a role in the design of the study. Wild blueberries are grown and harvested in North America, and are smaller than regular blueberries, and are higher in flavonoids compared to regular varieties. The double-blind trial used a flavonoid-rich wild blueberry drink, with a matched placebo contained 8.9g of fructose, 7.99g of glucose and 4 mg of vitamin C matching the levels of nutrients found in the blueberry drink. The amount of fructose is akin to levels found in a standard pear. This was an executive function task- requiring participants to pay attention to stimuli appearing on screen and responding correctly. The task was a simple one- responding to the direction of an arrow in the middle of a screen (by pressing left/right arrow key) but we then varied how quickly the stimuli appeared, whether there was additional arrows appearing either side of the stimuli and whether those flanking arrows were pointing in the same/different direction as they direction you had to respond. There are 6 main classes of flavonoids: Anthocyanins – found in berry fruits such as the blueberries used in this study and also in red wine. Flavonols - found in onions, leeks, and broccoli Flavones - found in parsley and celery, Isoflavones - found in soy and soy products, Flavanones - found in citrus fruit and tomatoes Flavanols—found in green tea, red wine, and chocolate     Nocebo effect: Does a drug's high price tag cause its own side effects? University Medical Center Hamburg (Germany), October 5, 2021  Pricey drugs may make people more vulnerable to perceiving side effects, a new study suggests—and the phenomenon is not just "in their heads." The study delved into the so-called "nocebo effect." It's the negative version of the well-known placebo effect, where people feel better after receiving a therapy because they expected good things. With the nocebo effect, patients' worries over treatment side effects make them feel sick. In this study, researchers found that people were more likely to report painful side effects from a fake drug when told it was expensive. But it wasn't just something people were "making up." Using brain imaging, the researchers traced the phenomenon to specific activity patterns in the brain and spine. "These findings are a strong argument against the perception of placebo and nocebo effects as being only 'fake' effects—created purely by imagination or delusions of the patient," said lead researcher Alexandra Tinnermann. She is with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, in Germany. Dr. Luana Colloca, a researcher at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, agreed. "This is not merely a reflection of people's biases," said Colloca, who wrote an editorial published with the study. "Expectations do modulate symptoms and patients' responses to treatment," she said. For the study, Tinnermann's team recruited 49 healthy volunteers and randomly assigned them to test one of two itch-relieving "medical creams." In reality, both creams were identical and contained no active ingredients. However, people in both groups were told that the products could have the side effect of making the skin more sensitive to pain. There was only one apparent difference between the two phony creams: One came in fancy packing with a high price tag; the other was cheap. After participants applied the creams to their forearms, the researchers had them undergo a standard test that measured their tolerance for heat-induced pain. It turned out that people who'd used the expensive cream were more sensitive to pain during the tests. On average, their pain rating hovered around a 15—within the "mild" pain range—whereas people using the cheap cream barely registered any discomfort. It's likely, Tinnermann said, that people expect a pricey medication to be potent—which could also make them expect more side effects. Colloca agreed. We are all "vulnerable" to such outside influences, she said, be it a drug's price or how it's given (by IV versus mouth, for instance). However, we are not just imagining those placebo or nocebo effects, both researchers noted. Using functional MRI brain scans, Tinnermann's team found specific patterns of nervous system activity in people who had a nocebo response to the pricey cream. That included a change in "communication" between certain brain structures and the spinal cord, Tinnermann said. According to Colloca, research like this can have practical uses. Doctors could, for instance, inform patients that drug prices or other factors can sway their expectations about a treatment's benefits and risks—and that, in turn, can influence whether they feel better or develop side effects. There is, however, no research into whether that kind of knowledge helps prevent patients from the nocebo effect, Tinnermann said. But, she added, health professionals can be aware that patients' expectations "play a huge role in medicine"—and be mindful of how they talk about a medication and its possible side effects. It's an important matter, Colloca said, because the nocebo effect can cause people to stop taking needed medications. Colloca pointed to the example of cholesterol-lowering statins. The potential for those medications to cause muscle pain has been widely reported. And one recent study found evidence that this knowledge can make statin users more likely to report muscle pain side effects. Other research, Colloca said, has shown that when people stop taking their statins, their risk of heart attack and stroke rises.

Better in Bed
38. Overcoming Sexual Prejudice with Project X

Better in Bed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 63:16


How do you perceive sex work and sex workers? And why does the stigma around sex work exist?   Sara and co-host Prescott interview Vanessa Ho of Project X, a non-profit group dedicated to advocating for sex workers' rights in Singapore.   Vanessa helps to clarify some of the biggest misconceptions around sex work, and shares with us how the nature of sex work has changed over the years.   We discuss the draconian laws in many Asian countries surrounding sex work and the risks and dangers many sex workers face because they are afraid to come forward due to the stigma and shame associated with the profession.   By learning more about the why's, what's and who's of sex work, this thoughtful episode helps us examine where our own biases and prejudice regarding sex work come from, and challenges us to regard the profession with more compassion.    ---   Want more tips for a healthier, happier sex life? Join the community. Visit Sarasense website: http://sarasense.com Follow @hellosarasense on Instagram Visit Project X website: https://theprojectx.org and follow @projectx.sg Detailed show notes for this episode here.   PS. If you've gotten value from this podcast, I'd really appreciate it if you subscribed and left a review. :)

The Acquirers Podcast
Value After Hours S03 E38 Drawdowns, How Does Quality Work? and Love and Meditation, Bad Ideas, OTC sales

The Acquirers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 59:19


Value: After Hours is a podcast about value investing, Fintwit, and all things finance and investment by investors Tobias Carlisle, Bill Brewster and Jake Taylor. See our latest episodes at https://acquirersmultiple.com/ https://www.gmo.com/americas/research-library/value-vs.-growth-reversals/ About Jake: Jake is a partner at Farnam Street. Jake's website: http://farnam-street.com/vah Jake's podcast: https://twitter.com/5_GQs Jake's Twitter: https://twitter.com/farnamjake1 Jake's book: The Rebel Allocator https://amzn.to/2sgip3l About Bill: Bill runs Sullimar Capital Group, a family investment firm. Bill's website: https://sullimarcapital.group/ Bill's Twitter: @BillBrewsterSCG About Mike: Mike is a former HF analyst. 3rd gen Oklahoman who has retired to raise his three boys and manage his own money. Mike's Twitter: https://twitter.com/IgnoreNarrative ABOUT THE PODCAST Hi, I'm Tobias Carlisle. I launched The Acquirers Podcast to discuss the process of finding undervalued stocks, deep value investing, hedge funds, activism, buyouts, and special situations. We uncover the tactics and strategies for finding good investments, managing risk, dealing with bad luck, and maximizing success. SEE LATEST EPISODES https://acquirersmultiple.com/podcast/ SEE OUR FREE DEEP VALUE STOCK SCREENER https://acquirersmultiple.com/screener/ FOLLOW TOBIAS Website: https://acquirersmultiple.com/ Firm: https://acquirersfunds.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Greenbackd LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobycarlisle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tobiascarlisle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tobias_carlisle ABOUT TOBIAS CARLISLE Tobias Carlisle is the founder of The Acquirer's Multiple®, and Acquirers Funds®. He is best known as the author of the #1 new release in Amazon's Business and Finance The Acquirer's Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market, the Amazon best-sellers Deep Value: Why Activists Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations (2014) (https://amzn.to/2VwvAGF), Quantitative Value: A Practitioner's Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors (2012) (https://amzn.to/2SDDxrN), and Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World's Greatest Concentrated Value Investors (2016) (https://amzn.to/2SEEjVn). He has extensive experience in investment management, business valuation, public company corporate governance, and corporate law. Prior to founding the forerunner to Acquirers Funds in 2010, Tobias was an analyst at an activist hedge fund, general counsel of a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and a corporate advisory lawyer. As a lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions he has advised on transactions across a variety of industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Singapore, Bermuda, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Guam.

Thai Expat Daily Show
#99 - THAILAND REOPENING ON TRACK, Prayuth, Singapore VTL, ATK testing, Temple, The Phuket News!

Thai Expat Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 16:38


nterested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can't recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572--Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link belowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow--Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com--LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every dayhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw--Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com--Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshowSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572)

Evidence Locker True Crime
The Curry Murder | Singapore

Evidence Locker True Crime

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 13:53


In 1987, Singapore police were informed about a grisly murder that took place three years before. According to the informant, three men had killed a caretaker in an Orchard Road church and dismembered his body. They cooked his remains into a curry, then scooped it into black plastic bags and went about disposing of it across town, in various public trash cans. Did this actually happen, or was it all a sick hoax? Or was it perhaps the perfect murder? For pictures and more information, join us on Facebook Want to support our podcast? Visit our page at Patreon For a full list of resources and credits visit Evidence Locker Website For all sponsor discount codes, visit this page This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Epidemiologist on Singapore case numbers

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 4:51


There's been some disagreement about Covid-19 case rates in Singapore. Rod Jackson, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Auckland, spoke to Kim Hill.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Singapore letting fully vaccinated residents travel

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 8:57


The city state of Singapore is now opening itself up again to the outside world with fully vaccinated citizens now able to travel to many countries and many big public events are back on the social calendar. University of Auckland professor of epidemiology Rod Jackson has been following the Singaporean story closely. He spoke to Kim Hill.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Ardern does not believe ICUs will become overwhelmed

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 11:41


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doesn't believe hospital intensive care units will be overwhelmed as Covid-19 case numbers rise. In countries such as Singapore, where Governments have moved out of lockdowns and tight restrictions, hospitalisations and ICU cases have risen exponentially. Ardern told Morning Report she doesn't expect New Zealand's health system will be swamped with Covid-19.

Side Hustle City
S2 - Ep 41 - Robert Towle, author of “Don't Be Dumb” joins us to discuss limiting beliefs and how to stop self-sabotage

Side Hustle City

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 49:34


Meet Robert Towle. As an entrepreneur & author of an upcoming book “Don't Be Dumb”, he debunks little-known limiting beliefs today's entrepreneurs face on their journey to success.Robert Towle is the CEO and Founder of 636 Advisors and the author of a new book Don't Be Dumb.Robert grew up living around the world. Although the majority of his career has been in Finance and Consulting, he has been consulting since 2013. His work has taken him to Singapore, India, Colombia, Brazil, Hong Kong, Macau, Sri Lanka, Italy, France, the UK, and Poland, as well as to 48 of the 50 United States.He has over 20 years of experience and has managed multiple shared services transformation projects and has held multiple roles managing shared services operations in the U.S., U.K. and in multiple locations in India. Prior to consulting, he was most recently the Vice President of Finance for Pinkerton Consulting.After his surgery to remove a brain tumor in 2018, he discovered his passion of helping young entrepreneurs through sharing his work experiences. Recently, he has turned these adventures and observations into Don't Be Dumb, a unique “playbook” for entrepreneurs striving to build something meaningful.A Leadership Playbook To Help You Be Smarter, Overcome Obstacles, And Rise Rapidly In Challenging Times.The collection of unique life stories is aimed to be used as a playbook for both the entrepreneur and other professionals. The stories and lessons serve both as a warning and lesson to be applied in driving business to the next level.Through Robert's distinctive leadership and experience, Don't Be Dumb offers practical insights to identify and overcome challenging obstacles, recover and rise quickly from mistakes, and live with integrity and trust in your own decisions, no matter what the consequences.Release date: October 2021Support the show (https://paypal.me/sidehustlecity)

Every Nation Singapore Podcast

Being designed and created whole, God has given us the power to steward our life, especially our health. This message breaks down what this power actually means.

Simon Marks Reporting
October 9, 2021 - US Roundup: Biden puts brave face on disappointing jobs numbers

Simon Marks Reporting

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 16:35


Simon's Saturday roundup for "Asia First Weekend" with Justine Moss on Singapore's CNA 938 Radio.

Johnny Jet's Travel Podcast
What It's Like Flying via Singapore, Doha and Traveling Around Thailand's “No Quarantine” Sandbox

Johnny Jet's Travel Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 26:10


Valerie Joy Wilson, an American solo travel expert, just returned from three weeks in Thailand. She fills us in what it's like flying via Singapore, Doha and traveling around Thailand's “No Quarantine” Sandbox. She also shares the importance of travel insurance. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/johnnyjet/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/johnnyjet/support

Chroniclez Podcast
The Better Gameplan-Episode 215

Chroniclez Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 99:38


Dave Chappelle's new special talk leads into a discussion regarding Facebook use and how bullying and children play a part in this todays "social media issues". News from Singapore as well a study regarding "V" effectiveness have both hit the news but who is covering it?Is the Facebook whistleblower really a whistleblower at all? Fury vs Wilder III is upon us and we give our thoughts  on the fight & more!    Extra Media:    Cuzzo Called It…..Again (Mueller) https://www.yahoo.com/now/adam-schiff-claims-robert-mueller-211400878.html   NYC Vaccine Mandate Only 10 Violations: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-vaccine-mandate-indoor-dining-bill-de-blasio-20211003-f2zejcriizgnlhs55g6pqvgg5u-story.html   Finland, Sweden & Denmark: https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-pauses-use-moderna-covid-19-vaccine-young-men-2021-10-07/   Iceland: https://m.theepochtimes.com/iceland-stops-using-moderna-vaccine-over-heart-inflammation-risk_4040135.html?utm_source=general_recommender&utm_medium=article_bottom   Singapore: https://fortune.com/2021/09/28/singapore-covid-reopening-record-cases-vaccines/   Poke Decline Study: https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/575279-study-shows-pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-effectiveness-declines-after-six-months  

The Human Risk Podcast
Michael Walford-Williams on Ethical Hacking of Human Controls

The Human Risk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 60:32


How can we assess the level of human risk we're running in a control framework? Unlike technology, humans aren't always reliable and how they behave under pressure may well be different to how they behave in normal situations.My guest on this episode, Michael Walford-Willaims is a risk professional who specialises in how to plan for when things go wrong, covering areas like business continuity, operational resilience and crisis management. Michael helps companies by testing out the human components of control frameworks to see where there might be weaknesses. He goes into organisations and tries to ethically hack them by trying to circumvent controls with human elements — that might be trying to get a fraudulent invoice paid or simply tailgating employees to see if he can get physical access to buildings.His work serves two purposes:Firstly it identifies potential weaknesses in controls. If he can get a fake invoice paid, then so can a fraudster. If he can get access to buildings, then so can thieves. By seeing how easy it is to bypass controls, organisations can get a better handle on their risk profile. Until you've actually tested the human controls, it's impossible to know how weak or strong they actually are.Secondly, it serves as a training exercise. Just like a fire evacuation drill, it's better to have employees learn what to do or not do, by experiencing a simulation, than letting them learn from real-life situations.This is human risk management in action. Of course there are ethical components to the work that Michael does — how far is it appropriate to test out your employees and what do you if you discover they are the weakest link in your security chain? As Michael explains, we have to also think about what impact the exercise will have on those involved in it. If you think you've been tricked by your employer, that you're somehow not trusted, or that your employer is prepared to deceive you and therefore the organisation is unethical, the exercise could actually make things worse. So the expertise Michael brings isn't just about testing the proverbial fences. It's planning exercises that don't cross ethical lines and then using the information gleaned from them, sensitively and intelligently.About MichaelMichael has worked for over 15 years in various aspects of risk management and compliance with a specialism in Business Continuity and Crisis Management and more recently third party risk management. He has worked in a number of countries globally having been based in London, Singapore and New York. Working in house and for the last 7 years as a consultant, Michael has worked across many industries for some of the largest organisations in the world including some of the worlds largest banks. and through his work in the field of crisis management has worked on a number of major incidents including the Japanese Tsunami and Fukushima incident, terror attacks in Mumbai, Boston and Moscow and numerous natural disasters, and technology & infrastructure failure related incidents. In 2014 Michael worked to set up one of the UK's first CrowdFunding platforms and as head of Operations and Compliance oversaw the first successful direct FCA authorisation of a platform for both Debt and Equity-based crowdfunding. Michael continues to work as a consultant as has just set up a new brand "Westbourne" to pull together a number of offerings in the risk management space. 
You can contact him via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-walford-williams-2302a78a/

Yah Lah BUT...
#217 - Marathoner Soh Rui Yong gets real about his “arrogance”, what hate comments rile him up the most, and why 700 packets of chicken rice is the best thing ever

Yah Lah BUT...

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 76:21


This week, we come face to face with the outspoken and controversial Singapore athlete and SEA Games gold medalist, Soh Rui Yong. Never one to mince words, he reveals what he thinks about comments that he's arrogant, the origins of his competitive drive, and also explains why he's offering 700 packets of chicken rice as a prize for his 2.4km Challenge.   Find us here! Our #YLB Subreddit for show notes Our YouTube channel to see our FACES!   Find Soh Rui Yong here: Facebook account Instagram account Official Website and Blog Soh's GoGetFunding campaign Commentary: Soh Rui Yong's 2.4km challenge tapped into our love-hate relationship with the distance | CNA   Here are our one SHIOK things! The Master: The Long and Beautiful Game of Roger Federer Atlanta Season 1 Official Trailer YLB Ep 206  

Thai Expat Daily Show
#97- THAILAND REMOVED FROM UK RED LIST, Bangkok Reopening, E-Cigarette, Phuket Sandbox, The Phuket News

Thai Expat Daily Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 18:02


Interested in starting your own podcast like the Thai Expat Daily Show? I use Buzzsprout and I can't recommend it highly enough. It makes everything super easy. Sign up today to get on the path to making great podcasts!https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572--Want to support the show? Then why not buy me a coffee! You can do so by following the link belowhttps://www.buymeacoffee.com/thaiexpatshow--Check out our website and forum - https://www.thaiexpatdailyshow.com--LIKE & SUBSCRIBE for new videos every dayhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8khQ_NapVMDiW09oqL-rw--Listen to our podcast on Spotify, Apple, and Amazon or on our podcast website: https://thaiexpatdailyshow.buzzsprout.com--Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/thaiexpatdailyshow--00:00 - Daily COVID numbers01:34 - Thailand still on the red list03:43 - Phuket gets 42,000 overseas visitors08:08 - Govt targets B882bn in local tourism revenue next year09:29 - Singapore patrol robots stoke fears of the surveillance state12:09 - Doctors oppose e-cigarettes16:24 - The Phuket Sandbox daily news report--#thaiexpatdailyshow #thailandnews #bangkokreopeningSupport the show (https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1751572)

Primary Vision Network
Frac Spread Count - Activity Pushing Higher 10/08/2021 #252

Primary Vision Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 27:18


***We are pleased to offer new sponsorship opportunities in The Economy, EIA Report and The Frac Spread Count.***Primary Vision Network is covering the hottest topics in energy and the economic implications affecting the US & International Markets.   PVN covers the energy sector as well as the full supply chain with a granular focus on "well to wheel" economics.  Get your brand in front of the movers & shakers of the oil & energy industry and align with the industry's most accurate and trusted content. Reach out to Lisa O'Keefe at lisa.okeefe@pvmic.com for more information.

All Gallup Webcasts
Viya Chen 專訪 Jessica Pan

All Gallup Webcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 44:53


創造一個鼓舞團隊合作的優勢文化 團隊合作,是一場馬不停蹄的接力賽,要成就一個獨特的品牌形象,需要每一個人投入,才能共同創造品牌與服務經驗。企業團隊合作的好處,包括增進員工敬業度和促進生產力,如何藉由克利夫頓優勢識別的運用,鼓舞一個鼓舞團隊合作的企業文化?在此次的訪問中,我們將探討: •企業團隊合作的意義以及如何與成員的優勢做結合?•團隊合作如何拓展個人的局限能力,或是管理盲點?•職場合作的好處,與員工敬業度和企業生產力關係? 受訪者:Jessica Pan 潘瑞蓮 前5項優勢: 前瞻 | 戰略 | 學習 | 交往 | 行動 Uber 台灣的 Communication Lead 行銷總監,蓋洛普認證優勢教練,Jessica Pan 是一位經驗豐富的公關和傳播專業經理人,擁有多年服務麥當勞、白蘭氏和 HTC 等國際跨國公司的公關傳播經驗。除了長期以來,為品牌傳播的熱情外,還熱衷於探索個人和團隊的優勢,為企業品牌注入鼓舞團隊的影響力。 主持人:陳薇雅 Viya Chen 前5項優勢:前瞻|完美|策略|行動|交往 StrengthsBusiness 優勢觀點學院台灣和新加坡創辦人,Gallup 蓋洛普全球優勢認證教練課程、華文區域企業培訓策略夥伴,優勢立基的前瞻策略家。結合前財星五百大企業高管實務經驗,透過中英文教練與培訓,協助企業與經理人發揮優勢,凝聚團隊共創遠景、看見並實踐及志未來。蓋洛普全球優勢認證課程:Training@StrengthsBusiness.com Create a Culture that Inspires: Collaboration Learn about the benefits of collaboration in the workplace, including employee engagement and productivity, plus how CliftonStrengths and the manager can promote this. discussed the importance of collaboration in the workplace, including: •What collaboration means and its tie-in with CliftonStrengths•How collaboration addresses the limitations of one person•The workplace benefits of collaboration, including employee engagement and productivity Guest: Jessica Pan Top 5: Futuristic | Strategic | Learner | Relator | Activator Viya Chen Top 5 Strengths: Futuristic, Maximizer, Strategic, Relator, Activator Viya is the founder of StrengthsBusiness Taiwan and Singapore, Gallup Global Strengths certified coach and licensed partner, ICF PCC and Fortune 500 ex-executive. She is a futuristic strategist whose passion is in using Strengths based coaching to deliver positive impacts to corporates and individuals. Communication Lead for Uber Taiwan, Gallup certified Strengths Coach. Jessica Pan is a seasoned PR and Communications practitioner with years of experience working for international MNCs such as McDonald's, Brand's, and HTC. Beyond her long standing passion to make an impact on business and brand with communications, she recently developed her passion of exploring individuals' and team's strengths, making a difference to brand . Called to Coach 優勢播客,是蓋洛普 Gallup (透過YouTube) 的直播訪談,為優勢教練和有志參與優勢運動的夥伴們,提供一個能與優勢立基卓越教練們互動的機會。 Called to Coach is a Gallup Webcast (via YouTube) that allows current and prospective coaches to interact with strengths coaches who have found success in strengths-based development.

Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional
ROR #8 How Post-Harvest Processing Impacts Flavor w/ Siva Subramanian and Byron Holcomb of Olam Food Ingredients

Keys To The Shop : Equipping the Coffee Retail Professional

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 72:51


How coffee is processed after harvest has an incredible impact on the final quality in the cup. Today we have the luxury of choosing form  a wide variety of processing techniques. Whether you are a roaster or a farmer, understanding what these methods contribute to the coffee as well as their impact on the environment, and the industry is critical.  On this episode of RoR from Roast Magazine, we will be discussing post-harvest processing methods from a scientific, philosophical, and practical perspective with guests, Siva Subramanian and Byron Holcomb of Olam Food Ingredients.  Siva Subramanian is Vice President & Head of coffee Innovation, Olam Food Ingredients (OFI).  He has 27 years of extensive experience in the food industry working in multiple countries including India, Singapore, and the United States.  Prior to joining OFI, Siva worked with Hindustan Unilever at the Global R&D center in Bangalore, India Siva holds degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Technology & Food Technology from the University of Mumbai, India.  Currently, Siva is leading a team engaged in creating new processing techniques to enhance the aroma, flavor, and taste of coffee & creating novel food ingredients. Byron Holcomb is the Specialty Coffee Manager, Olam Food Ingredients (OFI. Byron likes to say he is a strong generalist in coffee but not an expert at any one part of coffee. In 2009 he competed as a barista with coffee from his own farm in the Dominican Republic.  He was a coffee buyer for Dallis Bros Coffee in NYC for a few years before moving to Brazil to manage a couple farms in Sul de Minas. There he tried to bring better post-harvest management to the operation. At least one of the farms made it into CoE the 5 years he was there. Recently he received the QP3 certification. For the last few years he is based in Guatemala City supporting the Specialty business in Olam/ofi.  We cover: How processing has evolved What happens in the washed, natural, and honey process The illusion of sweetness Role of stress, microorganisms, acids, metabolites, and sugars Mechanical harvesting impact on flavor Why honey process is not ideal How much does processing contribute to the bean's true terroir?  What methods are most scalable and sustainable? How roasters can make mindful selections to support farmers and serve customers well  Experimental processing, quality, and marketing Pendulum of experimentation Links: www.olamspecialtycoffee.com www.asic-cafe.org   Subscribe to Roast Magazine! www.roastmagazine.com   Related Episodes: RoR #1: A Conversation w/ Anne Cooper of Equilibrium Master Roasters RoR #2: Exploring Quality Control w/ Spencer Turer of Coffee Enterprises RoR #3: Making Contingency Planning a Reality w/ Andi Trindle Mersch of Philz Coffee RoR #4: Practical Thermal Dynamics w/ Candice Madison of Royal Coffee / The Crown Oak RoR #5: Time and Color in Roasting w/ Morten Munchow of Coffee Mind” RoR #6: Buying Less and Doing More w/ Ever Meister RoR #7 Illustrative Sample Roasting w/ Mike Ebert of Firedancer Coffee Consultants

Far East Travels Podcast
Bali, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia Updates Plus Revisiting Batu Caves & Georgetown, Malaysia

Far East Travels Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 37:06


It doesn't seem so long ago that I was living my dream traveling throughout this side of Asia. Things have drastically changed since the start of the pandemic but I still feel fortunate to be sharing life in Vietnam. The days of traveling again may still be a ways off but at least we have our past travels to treasure and share. In this episode I go back to my 2019 visit to Malaysia with a short walk around the Batu Caves in Selangor and a wonderful atmospheric tour around Georgetown in Penang. As usual I have updates on the latest travel news for Vietnam, Thailand, Bali, Cambodia, and Siingapore. Thanks again for listening! Support the channel:Donate:https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/JohnASaboePatreon:https://www.patreon.com/FarEastTravels

Minds Of Medicine
Healthcare News: Malaria Vaccine, COVID Drug, Ex-NBA Fraud, and Resident Protests

Minds Of Medicine

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 12:55


1. WHO recommends Malaria Vaccine - initially started as pilot program, reached 800K kids in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - now recommends for widespread use, 4 doses starting at 5 months - not shown to impact any other vaccines kids get at that age 2. Covid Drug (good video and summary) - Merck released interim clinical trial data for monupiravir which showed 50% decrease in mortality in covid patients - waiting on FDA approval, first oral antiviral - countries purchased USA, Singapore, Australia -775 patients in Merck's study looked at hospitalizations or deaths among people at risk for severe disease. It found that 7.3% of those given molnupiravir twice a day for five days were hospitalized and none had died by 29 days after treatment. That compared with a hospitalization rate of 14.1% for placebo patients. There were also eight deaths in the placebo group. 3. 18 ex-nba charged in healthcare fraud Article 2 with video - Terrence william is scheme master, provided fake invoices to other players - fake invoices for medical reimbursement - 4 million claimed, about 2.5 million reimbursed over 3 years 4. UCSD Physicians Beats: Jaze Beats by John Echols

Primary Vision Network
The Economy - Global Economy Slows as Rates Rise, Q3 Growth Muted in US, Europe's Energy Crisis, China's Geopolitical Moves 10/07/2021 #251

Primary Vision Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 103:13


***We are pleased to offer new sponsorship opportunities in The Economy, EIA Report and The Frac Spread Count.***Primary Vision Network is covering the hottest topics in energy and the economic implications affecting the US & International Markets. PVN covers the energy sector as well as the full supply chain with a granular focus on "well to wheel" economics.  Get your brand in front of the movers & shakers of the energy industry and align with the industry's most accurate and trusted content. Reach out to Lisa O'Keefe at lisa.okeefe@pvmic.com for more information.

Veterinary Podcast by the VetGurus

News Council drives possums out of park, installs holographic possum projectionButterflies feed on live young to steal chemicals for ‘wedding gifts' Main Topic: Buoyancy issues in turtles We all like to be heading along on an even keel, even turtles. This week Mark and Brendan discuss buoyancy issues in turtles (freshwater and seawater). Some chelonians have ingenious methods to regulate buoyancy, however we tend to see unwanted buoyancy issues in pet turtles. We cover the basics for determining the cause of these issues and how to address them. Become a Patron Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by 'throwing a bone' to the VetGurus - a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It's easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus Say Hi! Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners - give us a yell now! Support our Sponsors Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores. Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products. Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice. About Our Podcast The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It's not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us - Brendan and Mark. Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere - there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners. Disclaimer Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.

The Coconuts Podcast
Beauty pageants and queerphobia in the Philippines, with Samantha Beltran | The Coconuts Podcast | Oct 8, 2021

The Coconuts Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 67:41


This week, we spoke with Coconuts Manila's own Samatha Beltran about the queerphobic reactions to Beatrice Luigi Gomez being crowned Miss Universe Philippines 2021. Gomez identifies as bisexual and she's the first openly queer winner — something that unfortunately didn't sit right with some in the devoutly Catholic and pageant-crazed country.Other stories include:BREAKING: Bali airport to start welcoming foreign travelers on Oct. 14 | ‘We don't care anymore': Bangkok bar reopens to sell newly legalized drug | Hong Kong just saw its hottest September on record | Bras are a ‘source of deceit' and should be ditched, Islamic website asserts | Penang dessert cafe lets patrons play ‘Squid Game' | PH's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai showcases the best of contemporary art | COVID-19 self-test kits ‘moving fast' due to ‘elevated' Singapore demand | Trial delays to cost Myanmar heartthrob another 6 months in prison: lawyer The Coconuts Podcast delivers impactful, weird, and wonderful reporting by our journalists on the ground in eight cities: Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Yangon, and Bali. Listen to headline news and insightful interviews on matters large and small, designed for people located in – or curious about – Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

The Morning Joe Rant Show Podcast
Bitcoin value, rights for vaccine but not women's bodies, "To Build Back Better, Tax Ultra-Wealthy Families Like Ours", Pandora Papers, 3 things we learned from covid, and Facebook whistleblower.

The Morning Joe Rant Show Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 24:11


Bitcoin value, rights for vaccine but not women's bodies, "To Build Back Better, Tax Ultra-Wealthy Families Like Ours", Pandora Papers, 3 things we learned from covid, and Facebook whistleblower will urge U.S. Senate to regulate company. Quick clips - Bitcoin value Freedom to have the right to not get vaccinated but women don't have a right to their own body. Doesn't add up for me. To Build Back Better, Tax Ultra-Wealthy Families Like Ours - source Liesel Pritzker Simmons and Ian Simmons are the co-founders and principals of Blue Haven Initiative, a family office invested in public and private assets in the United States and around the world. The wrote an article for TIME.com about taxing rich families like theirs. The Pandora Papers - source The Pandora leaks come from confidential records at 14 different offshore wealth service firms in Switzerland, Singapore, Cyprus, Samoa, Vietnam, and Hong Kong, as well as wealth managers in well-known tax havens such as Belize, Seychelles, The Bahamas, and the British Virgin Islands. What do the Pandora Papers show? The leak of 11.9 million confidential documents names heads of state, billionaires and celebrities who use offshore companies to acquire mansions, private jets and stakes in companies, with little or no transparency. Dubbed the Pandora Papers, the landmark probe, published on Sunday, was conducted by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) – an ensemble of 600 journalists from 150 media outlets in 117 countries. 3 things we learned from covid - 1. Our economy collapses as soon as it stops selling useless shit to over-indebted people 2. It's perfectly possible to reduce pollution 3. The lowest paid people in the country are essential to its functioning Facebook whistleblower will urge U.S. Senate to regulate company - source Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen is going to deliver testimony to Congress: "When we realized tobacco companies were hiding the harms it caused, the government took action. When we figured out cars were safer with seatbelts, the government took action," said Haugen's written testimony to be delivered to a Senate Commerce subcommittee. "I implore you to do the same here." "The company's leadership knows ways to make Facebook and Instagram safer and won't make the necessary changes because they have put their immense profits before people. Congressional action is needed," she will say. "As long as Facebook is operating in the dark, it is accountable to no one. And it will continue to make choices that go against the common good." Produced by The Wild 1 Media - www.thewild1media.com. Check out our other podcasts- https://darksidediaries.sounder.fm https://anchor.fm/ttmygh https://crypto101.sounder.fm/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Hard Factor
10/7/21: CRAZY TikTok Challenge Called “Devious Licks” Is Challenging Kids To Assault Staff & Steal Girlfriends

Hard Factor

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 57:07


On today's show we find out who the real Zodiac Killer is, talk about robots in Singapore that break up parties, how farting and burping could be a sign of depression and anxiety, and Pat takes us through the worst Tiktok Challenge yet #deviouslicks, which is asking students to commit physical and sexual assault on staff members (00:42:20) (00:00:00) - Timestamps Cup of Coffee in the Big Time (00:05:10) - Holidays: You Matter To Me Day, Depression Screening Day, Wes' Mom's Birthday (00:06:30) - This Day in History: Christopher Columbus left Florida & Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes Governor of California (00:10:40) - #3 - The New UEFA Nations League semi-finals and Finals are happening (00:12:00) - #2 - Massive Twitch hack, popular content creators payouts exposed (00:16:05) - #1 - The Zodiac Killer's identity finally revealed TikTok International Moment (00:23:45) - UK - Drunk couple breaks into water park and cripples themselves on water slide (00:30:00) - Singapore - New gnark robots are not patrolling the streets in Singapore telling you what to do (00:33:50) - Afghanistan - The Taliban is refusing to pay electric bill since taking over (00:35:30) - New study which links flatulence with depression and anxiety (00:42:20) - New “Devious Licks” TikTok challenge is causing mayhem in schools as it's challenging kids to do things that are highly illegal and inappropriate. These stories, and much more, brought to you by our incredible sponsor: Paint Your Life - Get 20% Off your custom painting, and FREE Shipping. To get this special offer, text the word FACTOR to 64-000 Go to store.hardfactor.com and patreon.com/hardfactor to support the pod with incredible merch and bonus podcasts Leave us a Voicemail at 512-270-1480, send us a voice memo to hardfactorvoicemail@gmail.com, and/or leave a 5-Star review on Apple Podcasts to hear it on Friday's show Other Places to Listen: Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Lots More... Watch Full Episodes on YouTube Follow @HardFactorNews on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Facebook

HR Leaders
Building an Inclusive Workplace Where Everyone has an Opportunity to Thrive

HR Leaders

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 21:51


In this episode of the HR Leaders podcast, I'm joined by my guest Louisa Gregory Vice President, Culture, Change and Diversity at Colt Technology Services.Thanks to Oracle for Supporting the show! Download their Definitive Guide to People Analytics 2021: https://bit.ly/3meS3auEpisode Highlights00:00 - Her personal journey moving from Australia to Singapore to now residing here in the UK02:26 - A look at her role and how it's progressed over the years04:01 - How they are creating a culture of inclusion at Colt07:44 - Her thoughts on the great resignation10:13 - What she would change about the world of work11:55 -The effect hybrid is having on DEI13:41 - How they are preparing their people to return to work16:19 - What allyship means to her17:51 - The biggest learning she gained during her role18:26 - What she is most excited about going forward19:57 - HR Leaders Quick Fire RoundIf you enjoyed the podcast be sure to subscribe for more content like this and visit our website to access resources mentioned: www.hrleaders.co/podcastSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Leftscape
Paint With Ambiguity (Episode 110)

The Leftscape

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 78:03


John Leman is a world traveler, outdoor adventurer, and curiosity-driven extrovert who is intent on exploring the depths of the human experience. Formerly a special education teacher, he is currently enrolled in the M.S.Ed. program in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education at Indiana University, where he also serves as a Research Coordinator with the Kinsey Institute. While he currently resides in Indiana, he has previously lived in Singapore, upstate New York, and Philadelphia. John tells the story of his deconversion from Evangelical Christianity, flowing through diverse ideas, opening to ongoing self-acceptance, and the importance of approaching all with compassion. In the Ikigai segment, Wendy discusses how ikigai has been misunderstood and gives a revised introduction to the subtle topic via the five pillars of ikigai.  Wendy Sheridan and Robin Renée begin the episode with a Rewind from last show's 3 Random Facts - a moose laws update! This show's facts are more seasonal than random. They involve the Statue of Liberty's arrival to the US, pumpkin pie (Thanks, Emma, at Plate Less Ordinary!), and a month Shakespeare never mentioned. In the News: the October 2nd Women's Marches held in Washington, DC and around the US, the Biden administration's Department of Homeland Security new border priorities, the Pandora Papers, and the importance of upcoming elections. At the end of the show, Robin and Wendy respond to a listener question about cartoons and music. Things to do: Check to make sure you are registered to vote! Vote.org Tell us about your experiences with cultural diversity and interfaith dialogue. Read books by Ken Mogi on ikigai and more. Listen to "Decoding the Pandora Papers" on Pod Save the World. Drunk moose can really be an issue! Read the story of Buzzwinkle in the Anchorage Daily News. Revisit "Daniel Kaye: Making Life Better (Episode 105)." Watch videos for our favorite cartoon characters' favorite '80s songs! Katrina & The Waves - Walking on Sunshine (Official Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUmE-tne5U Joan Jett & The Blackhearts "Bad Reputation" - Official Music Video (1983) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO6YL09T8Fw Sound engineering by Wendy Sheridan Show notes by Robin Renée Fake sponsor messages by Ariel Sheridan Web hosting by InMotion Remote recording by SquadCast

In 4 Minuti
Mercoledì, 6 ottobre​

In 4 Minuti

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 4:51


Il rapporto sulla pedofilia nella Chiesa francese, l'alta tensione degli ultimi giorni tra Cina e Taiwan e la nuova legge di Singapore contro le “interferenze straniere”

Kevin Kietzman Has Issues
DOJ Targets Parents, Lockdowns Collapsing, Chargers Too Cocky, Urban Meyer Viral Vid

Kevin Kietzman Has Issues

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 52:32


   First, don't forget to donate to James Bishop's ALS  walk team if you can.   http://web.alsa.org/site/TR/Walks/KeithWorthington?team_id=398426&pg=team&fr_id=14687    We begin this episode with the outrageous news that Joe Biden has asked the Department of Justice to find parents appearing in front of local school boards and trying to stop them.    The countries with the strongest lockdowns are giving up on them as Zero Covid is not possible and they know it.  New Zealand and Singapore are the latest to throw in the towel after big demonstrations by freedom lovers.    The Chargers are good and they beat the Raiders.  But man, they are really full of themselves.  You have to hear what Joey Bosa said after the game about Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and the officials.   And an Urban Meyer video has created a mess for the 0-4 Jaguars after the coach is seen playing grab ass with a young blonde woman in a bar in Ohio.

Carioca Connection: Brazilian Portuguese Conversation.
S07:E16 - Adventures with Alexia {Special Project!}

Carioca Connection: Brazilian Portuguese Conversation.

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 16:42


Alexia is working on a new project, one of the big ones. She's talking to Brazilians living outside of Brazil who have a lot of stories to tell. From Gasglow to Singapore, be ready to immerse on how Brazilians are making it in different parts of the globe. Visit Carioca Connection at https://cariocaconnection.com/

The Economist Morning Briefing
The Economist Morning Briefing, October 5th, 2021

The Economist Morning Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 4:06


Facebook hit by outage and Singapore targets foreign interference  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed
The Pacific Century: “Third Prize Is, You're Fired:…” (#51)

The Ricochet Audio Network Superfeed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021


Misha talks with Adrian Wooldridge, political editor of The Economist, about his new book, The Aristocracy of Talent.  They discuss the history of meritocracy in China, and look at how meritocracy works and doesn't work today, in China, Singapore, Japan, and the West. Plus, he names his favorite “meritocracy movie”!

The Acquirers Podcast
Value After Hours S03 E37 $ATUS, Did I Miss the Turn in Value? The Ten-Year Spikes, Fingerprint Bias

The Acquirers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 61:04


Value: After Hours is a podcast about value investing, Fintwit, and all things finance and investment by investors Tobias Carlisle, Bill Brewster and Jake Taylor. See our latest episodes at https://acquirersmultiple.com/ https://www.gmo.com/americas/research-library/value-vs.-growth-reversals/ About Jake: Jake is a partner at Farnam Street. Jake's website: http://farnam-street.com/vah Jake's podcast: https://twitter.com/5_GQs Jake's Twitter: https://twitter.com/farnamjake1 Jake's book: The Rebel Allocator https://amzn.to/2sgip3l About Bill: Bill runs Sullimar Capital Group, a family investment firm. Bill's website: https://sullimarcapital.group/ Bill's Twitter: @BillBrewsterSCG About Mike: Mike is a former HF analyst. 3rd gen Oklahoman who has retired to raise his three boys and manage his own money. Mike's Twitter: https://twitter.com/IgnoreNarrative ABOUT THE PODCAST Hi, I'm Tobias Carlisle. I launched The Acquirers Podcast to discuss the process of finding undervalued stocks, deep value investing, hedge funds, activism, buyouts, and special situations. We uncover the tactics and strategies for finding good investments, managing risk, dealing with bad luck, and maximizing success. SEE LATEST EPISODES https://acquirersmultiple.com/podcast/ SEE OUR FREE DEEP VALUE STOCK SCREENER https://acquirersmultiple.com/screener/ FOLLOW TOBIAS Website: https://acquirersmultiple.com/ Firm: https://acquirersfunds.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Greenbackd LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tobycarlisle Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tobiascarlisle Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tobias_carlisle ABOUT TOBIAS CARLISLE Tobias Carlisle is the founder of The Acquirer's Multiple®, and Acquirers Funds®. He is best known as the author of the #1 new release in Amazon's Business and Finance The Acquirer's Multiple: How the Billionaire Contrarians of Deep Value Beat the Market, the Amazon best-sellers Deep Value: Why Activists Investors and Other Contrarians Battle for Control of Losing Corporations (2014) (https://amzn.to/2VwvAGF), Quantitative Value: A Practitioner's Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors (2012) (https://amzn.to/2SDDxrN), and Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World's Greatest Concentrated Value Investors (2016) (https://amzn.to/2SEEjVn). He has extensive experience in investment management, business valuation, public company corporate governance, and corporate law. Prior to founding the forerunner to Acquirers Funds in 2010, Tobias was an analyst at an activist hedge fund, general counsel of a company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, and a corporate advisory lawyer. As a lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions he has advised on transactions across a variety of industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, Singapore, Bermuda, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, and Guam.