Country in the southwestern Pacific
The Tombstone Thunderbird is a tall tale from 1890 about two cowboys who claimed they shot and killed a mysterious flying creature with a wing span of 160 feet! The news hit the Tombstone Epigraph and became the legend it is today. There is much skepticism and confusion over the pictures and details of this story that have varied as the years go by. It would be confirmed years later that these men did actually see and shoot at something in the sky. What it was is still a mystery. The Solomon Islands are a large chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean near Papua New Guinea that are said to contain a race of ancient giants. Stories of these giants gained popularity after World War II, when Japanese and American soldiers claimed they had encounters with huge, red haired giants, during the battle of Guadalcanal. The indigenous people of the Solomon Islands claimed that these giants are a god-like race that that have lived on the islands since the beginning. Some of the indigenous people even claim that the people living on the islands today are descendants of these mythical creatures. *Sound quality alert* One of the microphones was off and Nick sounds quite. We apologize. The rest of us sound great. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/raphael-gonzalez2/support
Malaita is one of the major islands in the Solomons Archipelago and has the largest population in the Solomon Islands nation. Its people have an undeserved reputation for conservatism and aggression. Clive Moore's book Making Mala: Malaita in Solomon Islands, 1870s–1930s (Australia National UP, 2017) argues that in essence Malaitans are no different from other Solomon Islanders, and that their dominance, both in numbers and their place in the modern nation, can be explained through their recent history. A grounding theme of the book is its argument that, far than being conservative, Malaitan religions and cultures have always been adaptable and have proved remarkably flexible in accommodating change. This has been the secret of Malaitan success. Malaitans rocked the foundations of the British protectorate during the protonationalist Maasina Rule movement in the 1940s and the early 1950s, have heavily engaged in internal migration, particularly to urban areas, and were central to the ‘Tension Years' between 1998 and 2003. Making Mala reassesses Malaita's history, demolishes undeserved tropes and uses historical and cultural analyses to explain Malaitans' place in the Solomon Islands nation today. This book is available open access here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
Malaita is one of the major islands in the Solomons Archipelago and has the largest population in the Solomon Islands nation. Its people have an undeserved reputation for conservatism and aggression. Clive Moore's book Making Mala: Malaita in Solomon Islands, 1870s–1930s (Australia National UP, 2017) argues that in essence Malaitans are no different from other Solomon Islanders, and that their dominance, both in numbers and their place in the modern nation, can be explained through their recent history. A grounding theme of the book is its argument that, far than being conservative, Malaitan religions and cultures have always been adaptable and have proved remarkably flexible in accommodating change. This has been the secret of Malaitan success. Malaitans rocked the foundations of the British protectorate during the protonationalist Maasina Rule movement in the 1940s and the early 1950s, have heavily engaged in internal migration, particularly to urban areas, and were central to the ‘Tension Years' between 1998 and 2003. Making Mala reassesses Malaita's history, demolishes undeserved tropes and uses historical and cultural analyses to explain Malaitans' place in the Solomon Islands nation today. This book is available open access here. 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
My guest is Dr. Alia Bojilova - author of one of the books of the year (in my opinion) ‘The Resilience Toolkit ‘which is based on Alia's experiences as a registered psychologist incl as the lead psychologist for the NZ SAS - Alia's incredible book gives the reader a look at the mindset, resilience and advice of some of our most elite military personnel and what drives them. Former psychologist for the NZ SAS, A NZ army officer, a mum, one of the stars of the NZ tv show Tracked who also served in Afghanistan, Israel, the Middle East, East Timor, Solomon Islands and she was even kidnapped in Syria once too ! So Alia joins me and we discuss her book, her career, the fascination and mystery of the NZ SAS and just how do we get that resilient??? Be sure to get a copy of the resilience toolkit by Dr Alia Bojilova avail at all bookstores/online stores NOW Dr Alia Bojilova meets the Coppuccino Podcast arriving this Friday ! Avail on all major podcasting platforms #aliabojilova #TheResilienceToolkit #nzauthor #coppuccinopodcast #realpeople #realstories
Your emotional health matters as you join God in His work among the nations. There are four proven biblical keys to receive your emotional healing and use to minister to others. Using these keys will help you to stay emotional healthy as you serve others.
If there was one thing you think society should talk more about, what would it be? “Failure. And more importantly why it's the best teacher and most important part of growth - but we never talk about it.”______________________With a combined 15 years experience on the frontlines of diplomacy and conflict, David Knoff's career has taken him to all corners of the globe. Specialising in remote leadership, isolation, resilience and leadership through adversity, David's story is a unique example of adventure and challenges in the harshest environments and circumstances. David's story began as a Platoon Commander in the Solomon Islands, after which, his lessons in empathy and adaptability carried him to Pakistan, where he navigated the ever-changing political landscape. He then took a sabbatical from diplomacy and worked as a freelance photographer based in Istanbul, following the stories of refugees escaping the growing conflict in Syria to the ancient history of the Mediterranean. As the conflict grew in Syria and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threatened regional security, David was part of Australia's contribution to Operational Enduring Freedom and the international effort to defeat ISIS. Seeking a change of environment and pace but looking for a role that would draw on all his previous experience, David embarked on an Antarctic Expedition to lead Australia's Davis Research Station for a year. What he and his team couldn't have predicted was that whilst they were away, a global pandemic would change the world they left behind and find them isolated longer than ever expected. Returning in April 2021 after spending an astonishing 537 days away, David penned the bestseller '537 Days of Winter'. He now leads Antarctic expeditions as a Voyage and Deep Field Leader, enhancing our understanding of the world's most remote wilderness.David's story is not like any I've heard before & I've been looking forward to sitting down with him._______For more information about David, check out these places;-Website: https://davidknoff.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/537daysofwinterLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-knoff-1851b0a5/Head to michellejcox.com for more information about the ONE QUESTION podcast, your host or today's guestsConnect with Michelle on Linkedin here:- @MichelleJCoxConnect with Michelle on Instagram here:- @michellejcoxConnect with Michelle on Facebook here - @michellejcoxAND, if you have a burning topic you'd love people to talk more about, or know someone who'd be great to come on the One Question podcast, please get in touch;- firstname.lastname@example.org
In this session, It will seek to help guide you on how to respond to God’s Command and Commission, The quest for discovering and following God’s will and purpose for one’s life is often an illusion to many children of the Living God, Many believers resorts to imitating others and or live a hypocritical phantom life as they are tied down to daily engagements and undertakings of everyday life, It is hoped that discovering the reason for living your life with purpose is made easier. You will discover the purpose for which God design you and gain the confidence to fruitfully be where you belong, through the power of the Holy Spirit. You will be guided through a biblical process and principles to seeing exactly God’s intent for your unique being and person, as Gods design, where you will discover that It all began with God before the foundations of the earth. Ever since, before the fall of humanity, God has you in mind, and he designed you for a purpose and through a process, but as a result of the departure of humans from God, through disbelief, you became blind and were kept ignorant of His plans for you. However, you will discover that His Deep love and Great Mercy, God called you to salvation, you became a new creature and adopted as His Child, hence He qualified you, by being a new creature in His image, He desires for you to return and rediscover His plan and purpose for your life As He God Intended. Responding to Gods Command and Commission, is a call to be ready, Dressed for service fully equipped and Lacking in nothing as you Respond through Obedience, based on a biblical Principles, These herculean task by helping you identify your uniqueness within the body of Christ, and to enable you walk confidently and victoriously where you belong in the program of God through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit. Finally, through the Scriptures and the Power of the Holy Spirit, You will be exposed and guided to God’s Command and Commission, That you begin to instantly manifest the reality of your purpose for living, Emblemed and empowered with full of Zeal, Passion and Fruitfulness, Genuinely ready for all the good works God has designed you to accomplish – Loving God with all your heart, soul and strength and loving others through your service of obedience to his Commission, Praying, Evangelizing, Discipling, Equipping and living a lasting fruit to the Glory of God. Our focus will be what it does take to be dressed, ready for service from your call to salvation to your call to service, Exploring your Meditational life, Family Life and a life of Obedience to His Command and Commission. AS YOU RESPONDING TO GOD’S COMMAND AND COMMISSION
China knows the geopolitical significance of the Solomon Islands and the rest of the Pacific islands if it were to go to war with the US and its allies. And it's been slowly tightening the noose around the country's democracy by bribing its officials, training Solomon Island police, and sending Chinese nationals to infiltrate its society. In this episode of China Unscripted, we discuss how soon before China has complete control of the Solomon Islands, what the US and Australia could do to stop Chinese corruption there, and what Chinese corruption in the Solomon Islands looks like. Joining us in this episode is Colonel Grant Newsham, a former Marine intelligence officer and author of the book When China Attacks: A Warning to America.
This week on News Time we're mad for the Matilda's, just like the rest of the country! We'll hear about their amazing run at the World Cup, and about how one of their players uses hearing aids. Then, it's off to the library for book week, after that we'll head to the Solomon Islands to meet some bee-utiful new neighbours. Quiz Questions Who won the Women's World Cup? What position does Mackenzie Arnold play for the Matildas? Name one way people celebrate Children's Book Week. What tree do bees help pollinate that could help protect The Solomon Islands from Cyclones? What is the name of the fashion label made by the students? Bonus Tricky Question Who encouraged Mackenzie to get hearing aids? Answers Spain Goalkeeper Dressing up as book characters, book of the year awards, reading a good book Mangroves Trash to Fash Bonus Tricky Answer Her brother.
Are you comfortable asking people for money? Do you understand the critical areas you must address if you are going to ask people to invest in you? This session will give you an understanding of the basics in fundraising that is fundamental to anyone in ministry. You will learn 5 critical things you must do in order to raise your own support. There is a solution to the obstacle of educational loans which often prevent many from going due to the amount of money that must be raised – MedSend. Additionally, you will understand how to qualify for a MedSend grant and what the Board is looking for in those who apply. Finally, you will gain and understanding of what you need to be doing right now if you are hoping to go to the field soon, next steps.
The Melanesian Spearhead Group Leaders' Summit is taking place in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila this week. The heads of governments from Vanuatu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu and the FLNKS of New Caledonia are in attendance to discuss issues concerning the Melanesian region. RNZ Pacific journalist Kelvin Anthony spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.
It's been a year since US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy assumed her posting in Canberra. Her arrival came after the position was unfilled for more than a year - and as the US takes an increased interest in our region. A number of American and Chinese officials have been criss-crossing the Pacific broadening relationships. SBS's Naveen Razik spoke with the ambassador, during her recent visit to Solomon Islands when she spent time on the island where father, John F Kennedy was marooned after his ship was destroyed during World War II.
We're joined on #PacificDays now by Johnson Raela & Alice Lolohea hosts of "The Pacific" news program on ABC, back for it's second season. HOW TO WATCH: INTERNATIONALLY: The Pacific Season 2 will premiere on ABC Australia on Thursday 3 August at 7:00PM AEST, 5:00PM in Singapore, 7:00PM in Papua New Guinea, 8:00PM in Solomon Islands and 10:00PM in Samoa. It will also be available on ABC Pacific Facebook. In AUSTRALIA: From Thursday 3 August, The Pacific will be available from 7:00PM AEST on ABC iview, at 9.30 PM AEST on ABC NEWS Channel and at 10:30AM AEST on Friday mornings on ABCTV. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this episode of the ChinaPower Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Pete Connolly to discuss China's activities in the Pacific Islands, specifically Melanesia. Dr. Connolly explains that through his field research, he observed a shift in Chinese engagement in Melanesia between 2017 and 2022, indicating the strategic importance that China attaches to region. He unpacks major Chinese political and economic efforts in Melanesia and argues that they have had a strong impact on the region. Moving forward, Dr. Connolly predicts growing PRC activity and influence in Melanesia. Pete Connolly is an expert in security, strategy, and international relations with 36 years of experience in the Australian Defence Force and a PhD in international, political, and strategic studies. His dissertation analyzed change in China's statecraft in the Pacific Islands from 2017 and local responses to it. His analysis connects extensive on-the-ground research in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Fiji with China's strategic interests. As a military officer he led multidisciplinary teams in planning, analysis, engagement, and research in Defence, the Pentagon, and coalition operations.
This session will consider case studies of biomedical research in mission contexts, derive best practices in biomedical research that enhance the work of mission institutions, and describe how to get involved in biomedical research in faith-based settings. Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/gmhc2022_marktopazian_biomedicalresearchandfaith