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Human Events Daily with Jack Posobiec
On today's episode of Human Events Daily, Jack Posobiec looks back on the past 3 YEARS of violence, riots, killings, and MORE - all done at the hands of BLM. Next, Poso takes a victory lap because we at Human Events predicted the information being released regarding the Ukrainian attack on the Kremlin. Lastly, Jack moves to discuss South Africa, as power outages and crime plague its cities and ports. This serves as a warning flag for where AMERICA could find HERSELF if bad policy and WOKE agendas are left to fester in our Nation. All this and more ahead on Human Events Daily! Here's your Daily dose of Human Events with @JackPosobiec Save up to 65% on MyPillow products by going to MyPillow.com/POSO and use code POSO Get $200 in FREE SURVIVAL GEAR from ‘My Patriot Supply' with every 3-month supply kit ordered when you go to www.mypatriotsupply.com. To get $5000 of free silver on a qualifying purchase go to https://allegiancegold.com/POSO/ with code POSO
“In diplomacy we always say, there's no free lunch, there's a catch somewhere” In this episode, Alan Kasujja speaks to Russian ambassador to Malawi and Zimbabwe, Nikolai Krasilnikov. His country donated 20, 000 tons of fertilizer to Malawi and 18 helicopters to Zimbabwe for policing, wild life protection duties and disaster management. But why is Russia appearing to be going out of its way to find friends in Africa? What's the end game here? These developments come at a time when South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa is planning to lead an African delegation to the troubled European region. They will be meeting President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine and Russia's head of state Vladimir Putin, in a bid to find a solution to the on-going war. Guests: Nikolai Krasilnikov and Kinsgley Makhubela
Today, this is what's important: C&C Music Factory, Rae Sremmurd, Coachella on Youtube, sleeping in the car, the pronunciation of Nevada and Zebra, the WGA strike, AI, cars, the Oakland Athletics, the giveaway winner, and more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Curtis Chang joins Dr. Mark Turman to talk about his book, The Anxiety Opportunity, how anxiety affected Chang's life, why anxiety is not a sin but a chance for spiritual growth, how anxiety reflects a fear of loss, and how Jesus speaks into our worries. Show notes: Curtis Chang begins by sharing a deeply personal story about struggling with his anxiety disorder as a senior pastor and how God helped him see anxiety as an opportunity for spiritual growth (3:04). Chang explains how some level of anxiety is natural and why we can't just “pray it away” (8:04). They discuss how anxiety is the fear of future loss, and this should prompt us to ask: what are we afraid of losing (20:10)? Chang gives practical ways to overcome the symptoms of anxiety while warning that we must also address the deeper heart issues, relying on the power of the Holy Spirit (29:31). They consider the danger of avoiding loss at all costs, remembering that we will lose everything on this earth at some point, and how loss avoidance can end in a false version of the gospel (38:46). They close by talking about the importance of community to deal with anxiety, taking it first to God and then to others who love us (54:10). Resources and further reading: The Anxiety Opportunity: How Worry is the Doorway to Your Best Self, Curtis Chang Redeeming Babel The Good Faith podcast “In “The Anxiety Opportunity,” Curtis Chang says that worry opens doors to our best selves” Mark Legg About the host Mark Turman, DMin, is the executive director of Denison Forum. He received his DMin from Truett at Baylor and previously served as lead pastor of Crosspoint Church. About the guest As a theologian, Curtis is on the faculty of Duke Divinity School and is a Senior Fellow at Fuller Theological Seminary. His ministry experience includes serving as a senior pastor of an Evangelical Covenant Church in California, a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and engaging in racial reconciliation work in Soweto, South Africa. He has authored or contributed to numerous books, including Engaging Unbelief: A Captivating Strategy from Augustine and Aquinas (IVP). Curtis is the founding Executive Director of Redeeming Babel, a nonprofit that produces content to promote a reformation in how Christians engage the wider world. He also co-hosts (with David French) the Good Faith podcast, where they discuss how Christian faith intersects with culture, law, and politics. His biblical insights are enriched by his own secular career, which includes founding a White House award-winning nonprofit consulting firm and teaching strategic planning as a faculty at American University's School of International Service. Curtis graduated from Harvard University and is a former Rockefeller Fellow.
This week's episode of Scrambling with Dylan Otto features professional golfer Hunter Epson. Golf was always something Hunter did growing up, but he was really invested in soccer and ice hockey as well. Once he started to realize that he could go practice on his own and create his own success, he gave golf all of his attention. He started playing in a lot of local junior events in the Long Beach area like Toyota Tour cups, SCGA events, then a few AJGAs. He started his college career at Pepperdine University where he was making the lineup, but felt he needed a school that better fit him as a player so he went in the transfer portal. A couple months later he found himself coming back to where he was born and raised... Long Beach State University. He was a main contributor to the team over his years there and had quite a resume there. Hunter is currently a couple years into playing professional golf and has played on mini tours, PGA Tour Canada, and most recently gaining full status on the Sunshine Tour. He's looking to get the season underway in South Africa and potentially get into some big events. Enjoy the show!
Vlada Shestakova - Survival guide for sensitive people | Embodiment & breathwork teacher | Public speaker Go to www.thejasoncavnessexperience.com for the full episode and other episodes of The Jason Cavness Experience on your favorite platforms. Sponsor CavnessHR delivers HR companies with 49 or fewer people with our HR platform and by providing you access to your own HRBP. www.CavnessHR.com Vlada's Bio My name is Vlada Shestakova and I am 34 years old. I was born in Moscow, USSR (currently Russia), and spent my childhood in Johannesburg, South Africa. At the age of 7, I returned to Moscow and lived there until I was 20. At 17, I was accepted to the Moscow State Academy of Law – the top Law School in the country. When I was 20, I dropped out and moved to London to work as a project management analyst for Clifford Chance. A year later I decided to return home and joined Adidas as an Executive Assistant to the General Manager of Adidas in Russia. Shortly after my return to Moscow I went back to Law school and graduated three years later. From 2012 until 2018 I dedicated my time to becoming a great corporate lawyer as I worked for Abbott Labs and Eli Lilly. I became an experienced corporate warrior and met great people, but all that time I was yearning for more. Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs it only felt natural to become one, so in 2018 with the help of my husband, I started my first business and a few months later my second business which became my first success story. In 2020 I moved to the US; one week before Covid. I worked hard to manage my business through covid, but two years later I realized that it no longer serves my purpose and I decided to close the business. Immigration and covid became points of substantial personal growth. I got an opportunity to slow down, rethink my path and start doing something that has always been so important to me – serving people. Over the last 1,5 years, I've been training extensively to finally call myself a trauma-informed wellness coach for highly sensitive people (HSP). My journey to becoming a coach and breathwork practitioner began with my own struggles as a highly sensitive person. Back then, I did not know that I was an HSP and battled with severe anxiety, panic attacks, and fatigue, thinking that something was profoundly wrong with my health. Going to public places and network events throughout my corporate career was a disaster. Despite my confident appearance, I could not shake off feeling overwhelmed in social situations. I was anxious and permanently tired. Burnout became my best friend. Only after I discovered the concept of highly sensitive people, and everything started to make sense. I finally understood why I had been struggling for so long. Along the way, I discovered the power of breathwork to help us release stuck emotions, clear our minds, and connect with our inner selves. I realized I wanted to share this practice with others. Through my personal experience, I felt called to help highly sensitive people navigate their journeys with greater ease and understanding. That's why I became a certified coach and breathwork practitioner specializing in working with highly sensitive people. Being highly sensitive is a gift. I am passionate about helping my clients understand their highly sensitive trait and how to use it as a strength rather than a weakness. I help them develop tools to manage overwhelm, anxiety, and stress and learn to honor their needs and boundaries. Through breathwork, I guide them to connect with their inner wisdom and intuition, allowing them to tap into their unique gifts and live more fulfilling lives. We talk about the following among a few other subjects Russia Dropping out of Law School Highly Sensitive People Controlling your emotions What you should look for in a coach. Vlada's Social Media Vlada's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vlada-shestakova-318b824b/ Vlada's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sovetn1k/ Vlada's Advice I can give you this little technique. I think anyone who's listening to the podcast might benefit from it. if you're feeling anxious, or if you feel like you want to focus. But you just cannot stop doing things and you need to concentrate. A good method to ground yourself would be just to sit straight and feel the support underneath like feel the chair. See if there is any tension, tension in your belly. If there is just relax it. Just make sure that you're sitting upright, and just relax Relax the shoulders and relax the jaw. Just take a deep breath. For a lot of people that would really help them to kind of focus and get their shit together.
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Today's episode is an odyssey through Mili's own journey through ancestral ties, personal identity, and relationships. She walks us through the process of engaging our ancestors in our everyday lives. We explore the necessity for connection and healing between Africans and African Americans. And we delve into the lessons one learns by simply sitting with questions that may never be answered. Tell us what you think about today's episode. Don't be shy, share your favorite moment with us on Twitter and Instagram at @blackimagination. Remember, you can view this episode and others on our YouTube channel The Institute of Black Imagination. If you're interested in getting lost in what else we have going on, visit us on IBI Digital at blackimagination.com where this and other content live. Things MentionedTranskei - Officially the Republic of Transkei, was an unrecognized State in the Southeastern Region of South Africa from 1976 to 1994Apartheid in South Africa - a system of institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa and South West Africa (now Namibia) from 1948 to the early 1990s.Bantu - a general term for over 400 different ethnic groups in Africa, from Cameroon to South AfricaShockoe Bottom African Burial Ground - It was the first municipal burial ground of the city of Richmond, VA. It was historically known as the "Burial Ground for Negroes".Milisuthando - Sundance Film Festival 2023What to ReadSouth Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid by Nancy L. Clark, William H. WorgerThe Bantu, Past and Present; an Ethnographical and Historical Study of the Native Races of South Africa by Sm MolemaThe Inheritors: An Intimate Portrait of South Africa's Racial Reckoning by Eve FairbanksWhat to listen toGrandma's Hands by Bill WithersSounds From The Ancestors by Kenny GarrettIt's Wrong (Apartheid) by Stevie WonderAfrican Secret Society by Hugh MasekelaWho to followFollow Milisuthando Bongela on IG @dossevia and
Billions of dollars have been pumped into the promise of a climate-friendly way of producing meat, but is growing a steak in a lab any better for the planet than rearing a cow on a farm? Supporters of the idea say it will dramatically reduce the impact of livestock, which is responsible for about 15% of the world's planet-warming gases, as well as returning huge amounts of land to nature. But studies suggest cultivating meat in a lab might actually be worse for the planet, at least in the long-run – we put both claims to the test. Plus, ten years on from the unveiling of the world's first lab-grown meat, we ask why it's still only available to buy at one restaurant in Singapore, and only on Thursdays. Presenter Graihagh Jackson is joined by: Tasneem Karodia, co-founder of Mzansi Meat, in South Africa; John Lynch, postdoctoral research associate at the University of Oxford, in the UK; Nick Marsh, the BBC's Asia business correspondent, in Singapore Producer: Simon Tulett Researcher: Matt Toulson Series Producer: Alex Lewis Editor: China Collins Sound engineer: Tom Brignell Production Coordinators: Debbie Richford and Sophie Hill
Today our guest is Dr. Tonya Clarke, Mathematics Coordinator in the Division of Teaching and Learning and Strategic Improvement at Clayton County Public Schools. We talk with Dr. Clarke about the crucial role of supporting teachers as they implement culturally responsive and sustaining mathematics practices. She explains how her team is providing onsite job-embedded professional development to help teachers apply the training to their classrooms. Dr. Clarke also discusses the various strategies they are using to support teachers across the 66 schools in the district, including math ambassadors, partnerships with colleges, and collaborative learning. Additionally, she shares some of the remarkable impacts that this work has on students' mathematics learning. To learn more: Read Dr. Clarke's recent feature in Ed Week - Making Math Matter: A District Leader's Mission : https://www.edweek.org/leaders/2023/making-math-matter-a-district-leaders-mission As a Mathematics Coordinator for Clayton County Public Schools with over 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Tonya Clarke has a laser focus on increasing achievement in mathematics for all students. Her team's work focuses on creating structures and establishing partnerships that support teachers with implementing widely accessible teaching practices. As founder of the I'm W.O.K.E. Project (Widening Options through Knowledge and Empowerment), Dr. Clarke and her team guide teachers through a process for developing and implementing culturally relevant and sustaining mathematics practices. I'm W.O.KE. Projects use highly accessible teaching practices that guide students through applying mathematical models to investigate social, economic, environmental, and political issues. As a consultant to several educational organizations she has had the opportunity to work with teachers and leaders around the world, most recently in Ghana, Malaysia, South Africa, and Singapore. Through her work in Clayton County, her consulting work, and her service with the NAACP, Dr. Clarke continues to cultivate critical consciousness. Her devotion to equitable learning environments and student empowerment motivates her to continue supporting strong implementation of equitable teaching practices and the development of programs that make math matter for every student every day.
In this really great discussion, we talk with science communicator Sibusiso Biyela about decolonizing science, from both theoretical and practical standpoints! This is a fascinating topic that we hope to explore further in upcoming episodes, and a topic that doesn't get nearly the attention or comradely discussion that it deserves. Sibusiso Biyela is a science communicator and journalist in South Africa. He also co-hosts the isiZulu language science podcast iLukuluku. You can find more of Sibusiso's work through his Linktree, and follow him on twitter @astrosibs. Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
The first two stories are essentially the same, just told slightly differently. A white man is foolish enough to help a trapped snake who wants to bite him. He is only saved by someone smarter than himself. The third story is about Jackal and Hyena eating clouds. Jackal jumps down and Hyena catches him, but when it is Hyena's turn to catch, he fails. And finally why the heron has a bent neck. It has to do with Heron telling Dove that Jackal cannot fly. Jackal was getting free food before that and decided that Heron needs to learn a lesson. Source: South-African Folk-Tales by James A. Honey 1910 Narrator: Dustin Steichmann Music: Xhosa traditional dance sibaqa by Xhosa Traditional Choir Sound Effects: Crickets Outside My Bedroom by Dustin Steichmann Podcast Shoutout: LINGTHUSIASM A PODCAST THAT'S ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT LINGUISTICS Listener Shoutout: Portland, OR. Portland lies on top of a dormant volcanic field known as the Boring Lava Field, named after the nearby bedroom community of Boring. The Boring Lava Field has at least 32 cinder cones such as Mount Tabor, and its center lies in southeast Portland. Mount St. Helens, a highly active volcano 50 miles (80 km) northeast of the city in Washington state, is easily visible on clear days and is close enough to have dusted the city with volcanic ash after its eruption on May 18, 1980. Via Wikipedia "Spotted Hyena" by Stig Nygaard is licensed under CC BY 2.0. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/sandman-stories/message
In This Episode This episode begins with a special Breaking Banks mashup as Brett King and Breaking Banks Europe's Matteo Rizzi connect with Andres Perez, Co-Founder and Director, Fintech Association of South Africa, a young non-profit born from the race to digitization, not a battle between banks and fintechs. The three year old association is dedicated to promoting and supporting the growth and development of fintech in South Africa, and is enjoying nice traction. A population of 43 million, South Africa is in a unique position with 96% of its population financially included. Recent investments and strong support indicate that there's opportunity to be had in South Africa's unique ecosystem. Finasa.org.za is helping champion responsible innovation, and the ability to make more of an impact through collaboration. while developing and upholding best practices and standards that prioritize consumer needs and data privacy. Then Brett turns the focus to LatAm with a model problem that will be increasingly looked at around the world as he speaks with Yoel Gavlovski, CEO and Co-Founder, QUASH.ai, a Miami-based startup and Fintech Americas winner that is focused on an alternative approach for credit scoring and lending targeted to emerging economies. For financial institutions seeking to increase credit origination to the underserved who have thin credit files, or low to no credit reference information, Quash.ai is finding different ways to get more information on clients, transforming data and using advanced analytics to turn these clients into low risk creditworthy borrowers. Prediction as a Service, adding capacity for FI's for better lending, using large learning models, has increased inclusion for many who would previously have been rejected. How's this for a stat: in performance analysis, since implementation, 20% of the people who previously would have been rejected, have now been included with no added risk to the lending institutions. https://youtu.be/3IPFWvk2QRA
The Dark Zone: An Adventure Racing Podcast
Thank you to Stephan Muller for coming onto the show. A longtime adventure racer, including the first Eco-Challenge, Stephan goes deep on his plans for the ARWS World Championship in South Africa this October. Along the way he shares his AR wisdom, talks about what the sport means to him, and how teams can prepare for a big race. Shownotes:https://arworldseries.com/world-championship
What are the biggest trends that affect the future of agency recruitment? Are you positioned for success in the rapidly evolving world of work? With advances in Open AI and the growing popularity of remote work and the gig economy, the recruitment industry is set for a major transformation in the next 5-10 years. This shift might cause fear and uncertainty among recruiters, however if you're aware of the trends, remain agile and are willing to adapt, you can capitalize on the tremendous new opportunities that will be created. Join us in this episode with special guest, Rob Green, as we explore the future of agency recruitment amidst the rapidly changing technological landscape. Rob reveals his insights based on extensive research and shares the specific steps his company is taking to stay relevant. Rob Green is the CEO and Founder of The GRM Group, a holding company that combines leading recruitment, research, recruitment tech, and management consulting brands, all servicing the global legal industry. With 20 years of experience in the recruitment industry and having placed lawyers in 40 countries, Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion. Episode Outline and Highlights [03:05] Why and how Rob's business model has evolved since we last spoke. [08:00] How skill matching platforms will change the recruitment industry. [14:57] Why Rob created a research company, GRM Intelligence. [26:45] The future of the recruitment industry. [29:40] Core trends that are changing the way that we work. [40:30] How should you adapt your recruitment business to stay relevant? [47:33] Preparing for the future; why Rob is investing in Umbiie. The Three Meta Trends That Are Changing the Recruitment Industry Recruiters and recruitment business owners are always interested to know how technology such as Opan AI will affect the industry. You'll enjoy hearing Rob's fascinating insights about the future of work, based on the research report that he commissioned. His research team identified three trends that will transform the way people work and how companies recruit: The Sharing Economy / Gig Economy Global Talent Pools / Distributed Teams The Skillset Revolution Rob urged the listeners to zoom out from the world of recruitment for a minute and realize how the world is changing based on the above three meta trends. We also discussed the growing “gig economy,” and how talents prefer to work from anywhere in the world and would prefer project-based instead of full-time. If you fear that AI will take a majority of jobs in the future, that is not the crazy part. Rob cited a report by Dell Technologies which it states that “80% of all the jobs in the next decade that we'll all be working in haven't even been invented yet.” What does it mean for you as a recruiter or a recruitment business owner? As Rob very well puts it, “There's going to be a whole new way of recruiting, a whole new skill set of recruiting. And we can prepare for this.” Leveraging Skill-Matching Platforms for Recruitment Rob dived into how they are adapting to the trends of the shared economy and shared data by means of technology. They are using the platform StiiNT.iT (Stint It) - to simplify their process and maximize potential. The platform is a private-labelled recruitment technology where “Professionals across the world are vetted and skills verified creating anonymous profiles. These profiles will be searchable and accessible, whether it sits on someone else's platform or your own – building a collaborative talent pool, ensuring 100% matches, and removing unconscious biases.” Rob's team has white-labeled the Stint It platform to create Umbiie (umbiie.com), a global skills-matching platform for legal professionals. It's not a perfect comparison, but this is the equivalent of Bumble for recruiting - the idea is that candidates choose which employers can unlock their profile. Rob shared how they deal with data privacy and how the platform can be monetized. As he stated, “This is really not a pitch because I don't get anything out of this. This is just, do you wanna prepare for the future? Do you believe that there's going to be pressure on contingency recruitment? If you do, there is a solution out there.” Our Sponsors This podcast is proudly sponsored by i-intro and Recruitment Entrepreneur. i-intro® is an end-to-end retained recruitment platform. Their technology and methodology allow recruiters to differentiate themselves from the competition, win more retained business, bigger fees, and increase their billings. Their software combined with world-class training enables you to transition from transactional, contingency recruiter to consultative, retained recruiter. Instead of being perceived as a “me too” vendor, you'll be positioned as a “me only” solutions provider. Be sure to mention Mark Whitby or The Resilient Recruiter. Book your free, no-obligation consultation here: https://recruitmentcoach.com/retained Recruitment Entrepreneur is the world's leading Private Equity firm specializing in the international recruitment industry. If you've dreamed of starting, scaling, and selling your recruitment business, this is your chance. James Caan and his team at Recruitment Entrepreneur are actively seeking ambitious recruiters in who they can invest. They provide everything you need to grow a successful recruitment business including funding, financial expertise, coaching and mentoring, operational strategy, back-office support, marketing, and talent attraction solutions. Be sure to mention Mark Whitby or The Resilient Recruiter. Start a conversation here: https://recruitmentcoach.com/vc Rob Green Bio and Contact Info With two decades' experience in the recruitment industry, Rob has recruited lawyers in 40 countries, working with firms and companies from the biggest in DLA Piper, Bank of America, Facebook, Alibaba, and such like, to small one-person law firms, looking to double in size. Rob launched his career with the leading financial services agency, Badenoch & Clark, in London. Following his relocation to the Cayman Islands in 2005, he joined one of the Caribbean's top recruitment companies, CML, to establish the region's leading legal recruitment provider. In 2009, Rob became a partner in the business and moved to Hong Kong to grow the business and become one of the top consultancies in Asia. He took full ownership of the Hong Kong branch and rebranded as GRM Search in 2013, winning 15 industry awards in 8 years and working with some of the most coveted legal firms, MNCs, and financial institutions in the world. Enticed by the link between Africa and Asia, Rob opened GRM Search's first office in South Africa in Johannesburg in 2014. He moved with his family to settle in Cape Town and spearhead the growth of the business into the African continent in 2017. GRM has had notable successes in Asia, Africa, and Australia, with some failures along the way to keep him humble. Rob regularly shares his views on the legal job market with industry publications, business radio shows, HR seminars, and law graduates at HKU, Stellenbosch University, and UWC. He is renowned for his global outlook, experience, legal market knowledge, and down-to-earth approach. In his spare time, Rob is the proud founder and chairman of South Africa's first soccer program for special needs children (GPS Vikings FC) and a part-time boxing ring announcer as well as a doting father and husband. Rob on LinkedIn Rob on Instagram GRM Search website link GRM Intelligence website link GRM Group on YouTube Umbiie website link Rob's Podcast, Legal Unicorns People and Resources Mentioned Stiint It website link The Three Meta Trends - Revolutionizing the Way We Work Why Umbiie - Revolutionizing the Legal Industry Korn Ferry Article: 2030: The Very Human Future Of Work Korn Ferry Article: The $8.5 Trillion Talent Shortage Article on Dell Report: 85% of Jobs that will exist in 2030 haven't been invented yet Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich Connect with Mark Whitby Get your FREE 30-minute strategy call Mark on LinkedIn Mark on Twitter: @MarkWhitby Mark on Facebook Mark on Instagram: @RecruitmentCoach Related Podcast You Might Enjoy TRR#96 The Benefits and Challenges of Expanding Your Recruitment Business Overseas Subscribe to The Resilient Recruiter
Is healthcare a human right? That's today's big question, and it clearly shouldn't be a question, but here we are. My guest to help explain the obvious today is Dr. Sheila Davis, the CEO of Partners in Health. Sheila entered the global health arena in 1999, responding to the global HIV and AIDS pandemic. A few years later, she co-founded a small NGO that worked in both South Africa and Boston on a wide array of health projects, including the operation of a rural village nurse clinic. She joined PIH in 2010 as their main operation in Haiti was torn apart by the earthquake there and worked her way up over the years, becoming the Chief of the Ebola response during the 2014-2016 West Africa epidemic. And then as the Chief of Clinical Operations and the Chief Nursing Officer, Sheila oversaw nursing efforts as well as the supply chain, medical informatics, laboratory infrastructure, and quality improvement activities.Dr. Davis is a frequent national speaker on global health and clinical topics, including HIV and AIDS, the Ebola epidemic, leadership in public health, and the role of nursing and human rights. And folks, if it is not clear enough for the past few years, just in the US, much less everywhere around the world, yes, healthcare is a human right, and everyone deserves a fair shake. -----------Have feedback or questions? Tweet us, or send a message to email@example.comNew here? Get started with our fan favorite episodes at podcast.importantnotimportant.com.-----------INI Book Club:Devotions by Mary Oliver (a starting point, as one of many Mary Oliver poetry selections)Mountains Beyond Mountains by Paul FarmerAbove Ground by Clint SmithFind all of our guest recommendations at the INI Book Club: https://bookshop.org/lists/important-not-important-book-clubLinks:Get involved with Partners In HealthFollow Dr Davis on TwitterFollow us:Subscribe to our newsletter at importantnotimportant.comFollow us on Twitter: twitter.com/ImportantNotImpSubscribe to our YouTube channelFollow Quinn: twitter.com/quinnemmettEdited by Anthony...
We hear from a doctor in Sudan who tells us how the country's health system is coping amid continued fighting. South Africa's president Cyril Ramaphosa has said six African leaders plan to travel to Russia and Ukraine to help find a resolution to the war. The African Development Bank has announced plans to provide compensation to white farmers in Zimbabwe who lost land and assets during the controversial land reform policies under the late Robert Mugabe. And reggae group, Morgan Heritage, have enlisted artists from across Africa and the diaspora for their latest album.
The Misfits and Geniuses Racing to Put Space Within ReachIn this episode we speak with Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author of ELON MUSK. In his latest book, WHEN THE HEAVENS WENT ON SALE, Ashlee takes us on a captivating journey into the world of commercial space, shedding light on the revolution happening right above our heads. With unprecedented access to private space companies, Ashlee unveils the untold stories of misfits and geniuses racing to put space within reach. Get ready to discover how this new space economy is transforming economics, geopolitics, and daily life, and what it means for the future of humanity's ventures beyond Earth.——————————————————————ツ HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS INTERVIEW!
A Chinese ‘peace' envoy arrives in Ukraine as Volodomyr Zelensky pushes for military supplies abroad, South Africa sticks to its controversial stance on Russia and the EU plans to build internet cables under the Black Sea. Plus: we check in with film critic Karen Krizanovich as the Cannes Film Festival begins, and Monocle's Fiona Wilson talks food diplomacy, as carbonara pancakes are on the menu in Hiroshima ahead of the G7 summit.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In 1999, South African anti-apartheid activist and revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela visited Gaza and said, "We know too well our freedom is not complete without the freedom of the Palestinians."Since his death in 2013, Mandela's unifying message of decolonization reverberated across the globe. The anti-colonial, anti-apartheid struggle that he led to end racial segregation and transform South Africa into a democratic nation has been lauded by Palestinians, who have drawn parallels between Israeli occupation and apartheid to the situation that Black South Africans faced.Joining Mnar Adley for this week's MintCast interview to discuss the struggle against Apartheid and the continued struggle against colonialism is Nkosi "Mandla" Mandela, who, since 2009, has been a member of the South African parliament for the African National Congress Party. He is also the grandson of Nelson Mandela.On Wednesday, South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Naledi Pandor called on the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrants for Israeli leaders responsible for Operation Shield and Arrow, last weekend's series of airstrikes against the Gaza Strip.Over 20 Palestinians have been killed so far since Israel began bombing the world's largest open air prison. Entire families were killed in their sleep, including children, and several neighborhoods flattened to rubble, leaving many communities homeless.As the world witnesses yet another massacre committed by the apartheid state, South Africa and other African nations are rising in the fight against Israel's occupation of Palestine.Earlier this year, the African Union asked its member states to cut scientific, cultural and even some economic ties with Israel until it reverses its colonial practices against Palestine.Nkosi Mandela has been one of the world's most outspoken voices against Israeli apartheid and in support of Palestinian liberation. Join us today for this informative discussion.Support the showMintPress News is a fiercely independent. You can support us by becoming a member on Patreon, bookmarking and whitelisting us, and by subscribing to our social media channels, including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to MintCast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and SoundCloud. Also, be sure to check out the new Behind the Headlines channel on YouTube and subscribe to rapper Lowkey's new video interview/podcast series, The Watchdog.
The Ashes is upon us, and this time it really is The Ashes. Of cricket. Literally. The flaming, dying embers of the game as we know it, which then become actual ashes, followed by bulk bunce in Saudi Arabia or whatever. Nah, not really, because Stokesian captaincy and the Bazball revolution are here to Save Cricket, which if nothing else, permits the hosts early moral superiority points in the 8-week War Of Words which precedes the 6 week Test series. Also, Australia plays India for the actual championship of the thing, which when you think about it makes sense as a warm-up to the main event. The main event being a golf trip in Liverpool. Normal and good. In and around all that discussion is Barney Ronay and Adam Zampa. Onto more familiar matters – the schedule for Australia's home summer has been released with Pakistan, West Indies and South Africa all coming out. Cricket Australia is offering early bird discounts before June 6 - all you have to do is sign up to the Australian Cricket Family at cricket.com.au/acf. Happy to be offering discounts on bunce for a day out at the cricket. Get around it, and it, you. In a circular motion etc. We also talk IPL, ICC distributions, and the social and cultural undercurrents at play on the major existential matters facing cricket, according to two blokes off the Internet. An English cuck writes in for #AskTGC about God knows what in a story about France and a West Indian, and we finish with a visceral minute via “Ginger Century”, who makes a strange, potentially northern English, noise at the end. Can anyone tell us what that noise was? Not in a “secret sound” way – genuinely don't know what the noise was. And of course you would take Faf's rig, you TOW-TAL SLAG! Budgy is backing us big time this English summer, get around them at budgysmuggler.com Limited edition merch available: gradecricketer.com Live show tickets available in Melbourne, Birmingham, and one London show: gradecricketer.com You get discounts, early access and an exclusive podcast every week when you sign up at patreon.com/gradecricketer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join us on our journey around the globe as we dive into Star Wars Visions: Volume 2, which features nine original short animation films from Spain, Ireland, Chile, Britain, South Korea, France, India, Japan, and South Africa. We cover why Visions is one of our favorite Star Wars projects to date, highlight our top three shorts, and talk about other notable moments throughout the anthology. You can listen to our episode on Visions Volume 1 here. Website: http://www.friendsoftheforcepod.com Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/friendsoftheforce Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriendsOfForce Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/friendsoftheforce/?hl=en Hive: https://hive.page.link/vvDH YouTube: https://bit.ly/36w7bsd Thank you to all of our Patrons, including our Luminous Beings: Brian, Dylan, DSizzle, Emma, Huong, Jenn, Lee-Ann, Lucy, Travis, and Tom. #StarWars #StarWarsVisions
Hil Aked joins PTO to talk about their new book, Friends of Israel: The Backlash Against Palestine Solidarity, the first book length treatment of the pro-Israel lobby in Britain. We talked about the strategies that Israel and pro-Israel organisations in Britain have adopted to deflect criticism of the ongoing occupation and the dispossession of the Palestinian people, and their efforts to undermine the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign. Hil explained why they characterise contemporary Zionism as a "social movement from above" and how apartheid-era South Africa was a forerunner for some of the public relations techniques adopted by Israel and its outriders. We also talked about John Mearsheimer and Steven Walt's 2007 book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign policy and where Hil's analysis differs from theirs. We also discussed the pitfalls of writing on this topic at a time of increasing anti-semitism. And finally, we talked about why parliamentary support for Israel was once stronger within the Labour party than the Conservatives, and what the role of the Labour and Conservative friends of Israel groups is today.
Are you living the life that you were created to live? I explore. People have harbored unfounded real estate fears for years. Here they were: 2012: Shadow inventory 2013: Boomers downsizing 2014: Rates spike 2015: PMI recession 2016: Vacant units 2017: Home prices above pre-GFC peak 2018: 5% mortgage rates 2019: Recession? 2020: Pandemic 2021: Forbearance crisis 2022: Rising rates 2023: Recession US houses prices are heading up this spring. The latest FHFA's Monthly Housing Report shows 4% national home price appreciation. We explore apartment reputation scores. This is a great proxy for what's happened in housing the past three years. As an investor, you have a low “loss to purchase” with your tenants. It's difficult for them to buy their first home. I discuss 12 Ways that you can raise the rent and increase the value of your property. 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A housing market update with some perspective that can totally shift your real estate thought paradigm. Then, 12 Actionable Ways that you can raise the rent and add value to your property. Today, on Get Rich Education. Welcome to GRE! From Johannesburg, South Africa to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and across 188 nations worldwide, I'm Keith Weinhold and this is Get Rich Education. Last night, people were losing sleep over money. At the same time, last night, you made money… as you slept. Are you living the life that you were created to live? Your big ideas, your grandiose hopes and ambitions that you promised yourself that you would follow through on someday… have they turned into fears? Even ones that you had as a child - like to be an astronaut or a firefighter. Today, it might simply be that you would have quit your soul-sucking job by now. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - how many are you fulfilling? All five? There are five levels. The base level are your… What are you doing to be the most that you can be? With financial freedom, you can control your time and have a chance at living the life that you were created to live. How do most people think of financial betterment? In a faulty way, like… If you get your hair cut at home and brew your own coffee at home, you figure you could save 6 bucks a day. Hey, Men's Fast-Pitch Softball at the Moose Lodge is still free. Oh geez. So that's why it's your entertainment? You could save a whopping $80 on flight tickets by adding an extra layover on your trip itinerary. Or… it's buy-one-get-one free week on Hillshire Farm brand bacon at the supermarket. Alright, how do you know that all those things right there don't move the meter in your life? It's because, ask: How many times would you have to do that activity - like add an unnecessary flight layover - in order to acquire wealth? None. It doesn't apply. You could practically do that an INFINITE number of times and you wouldn't acquire wealth to create the time to live the life you want. But how many times would you need to add a flight layover in order to make you MISERABLE? There IS a number. There is a certain number. Doing those trivial things only helps ensure that you stay at a soul-sucking job. Because rather than taking your time - a zero-sum game - rather than HAVING your time engaged in expansionary activities, you were focused on contracting. You were focused on where there's a low upside rather than activities that have an upside with no ceiling. Another way to ask if the activity is expansionary and moving you toward financial freedom is: Did you overcome FEAR in fulfilling that task? Yes, it's an inconvenient truth that facing & overcoming fear is what makes you grow. Did you overcome fear when you brewed coffee at home or got some stupid discount on grocery store bacon? What are the activities you do that move you toward financial freedom - not debt-freedom - but financial freedom & overcome fear & grow. That's an activity like: Making your first home a fourplex with an FHA loan… or repositioning your dead equity, like Caeli Ridge & I discussed here two weeks ago… or buying an income property across state lines… or learning how to become a savvy private lender… or finding out how to become an accredited investor. Are you living the life that you were created to live? Now you've got some examples, some milestones, and some checkpoints so that you'll know if you're either on the right trajectory - or hopefully - if you've been listening here long enough… you're living that life… now. Why would you live one more day of your life “below your means” than what's absolutely necessary. That should only be a short-term life mode. Don't live below your means, grow your means. Live the life that you were created to live. But the major media channels stir up so much fear - and even niche ones - that it can often paralyze, even some clear thinkers. Despite the fact that today's real estate appreciation rates are quite normalized and modestly growing, some people still have unfounded fear over real estate. And non-doers are always trying to time the market… and timing the market doesn't work. Here's what fearful permabears are concerned about. It's always something in real estate. In 2012, it was “Shadow inventory”. Remember that? Never came to pass, just like most of this stuff. In 2013, the fear was Boomers are downsizing In 2014: Rates spike In 2015, it was a PMI recession In 2016, it was vacant units. Ha! A terrible miss. In 2017, it was, look, nominal home prices are above the pre-GFC peak. Yeah, so what? They should be. In 2018, it was 5% mortgage rates. That was the fear. In 2019, I actually don't remember what the fear was that year. That was a fairly uniform year but people stirred up fear about something in order to get clicks. Call it a recession. In 2020, it was the pandemic In 2021, it was fear of a forbearance crisis. In 2022, the fear was rising mortgage rates will cause a housing price crash and there's a collapse in sales volume. In 2023, what's the fear? Are we back to recession fears again? Gosh, people have been steadily forecasting that for 12-18 months now, it still isn't here, and it still isn't on the horizon either, as job growth numbers keep beating expectations. If you're waiting to invest in the most proven investment of all-time - real estate, or even something else like gold or bitcoin or stocks - if you're waiting until the uncertainty dissipates, then you'll never be investing again for the rest of your life. About the only certain thing in the investing world is persistent inflation and the fact that people are going to need a good place to live. I invest in the certainties, not get paralyzed with uncertainty. This way, we don't get too caught up in the latest investing fad, often like stock investors do. In 2017, it was anything around “blockchain.” In 2021, it was the “metaverse.” In 2023, “AI” is the term that's instigated a Pavlovian response from investors salivating over the potential hundreds of billions in value that could be unlocked by the new technology… until that gets oversold. There IS some opportunity in some of those things, but as soon as people lose money in them, they revert back to principles. In a lot of ways, we stick to principles here, even if some of them are countercultural principles - like FF beats DF. Keep your debt & get more of it. More debt means you own more RE. US house prices have stabilized and are heading up. They've gone from modest declines or steady prices… to modest growth in most regions. That's the summary from my latest "light reading" duty—FHFA's Monthly Housing Report. It's released every month. Some highlights from the latest one, all stats through February, and with nominal pricing… Every division east of the Mississippi is up 5% to 8% annually The Pacific division, which was hurt most, saw a 3% decline National home prices are up 4% And this index covers 400+ American cities Spring numbers will be factored in soon. Since it's property-buying season, appreciation rates will likely rise. Like I've stated before and am becoming really somewhat known for talking about in the industry. In fact, just last week, I was in Arizona and shared this on Ken McElroy's show - the housing crash is a 100% certainty. That's because it already happened. It was a housing supply crash three years ago, which prevented a price crash. So then, let's look at some of the best appreciating markets in the US here, just the quick, Top 10. And notice how widespread the national HPA is. It really just excludes the western third or western quarter of US states. The market with the 10th most appreciation - and this is all YOY, through Q1 per the NAR: Santa Fe, NM up 12% 9th is Hickory-Morganton, NC up 12% 8th is Appleton, WI up 12-and-a-half per cent 7th? Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI. Up 14%. I'm doing some rounding here. 6th is Oklahoma City, up 15% Elmira, NY - hey I grew up near there - is up 15%. That's 5th. 4th is Burlington, NC up 15% YOY 3rd is Warner-Robins, GA, up 16% 2nd is Oshkosh-Neenah, WI at 17% #1 in the nation is… the Kingsport-Bristol area, which spans Virginia & Tennessee. Up 19% I'm going to discuss apartments in a minute. But they are the 10 US areas with the largest single-family home price increase annually. In the Information Age, a bad reputation will follow you around like your cat, internet tracking cookies, and a song that you can't get out of your head. Apartment reputation scores are a broad measure of renter satisfaction. It's amazing to see how closely they track the macro trends that impact tenants and property managers (PMs). What I'm referencing here is J Turner Research's Online Reputation Assessment scores from today, and going back to March 2020. This is a very telling pattern here. Spring - Summer 2020: COVID descends. Lockdowns are here. Reputation scores plummet. PMs struggle to rapidly adjust to a new era where renters live and work inside their units 24/7. Everyone started using Zoom. Maintenance techs could rarely even go inside units for repairs. Entropy ran rampant. Parents didn't know what to do with their children. Fear reigned. Common spaces closed. Neither tenants nor PMs were happy. Then, in the… Fall 2020 - Summer 2021: This was the boom period for apartments. PMs have solved for the new era, adopting new technologies and new strategies. They also re-open amenity spaces and in-unit maintenance. Hey, foosball in the clubhouse is back. Apartment demand surges, and reputation scores go back up. Late 2021: Apartment occupancy rates hit record highs. PMs again wrestle with on-site staffing shortages. Could ultra-low vacancy and still-robust leasing traffic put so much strain on property managers that reputation scores start to drop again? Nope! Because in… Early 2022: Reputation scores climb back up to new highs again. PMs once again adjust to the rapidly evolving climate, many leaning on early-to-mid phase adoption of centralization tech and management practices. Mid - Late 2022: Apartment reputation scores inch back again. That's when consumers saw peak inflation—including renewal rent increases. At the same time, demand (for all housing types, not just apartments) slowed down and you didn't see the high rent growth that you had. This puts more strain on PMs. Inflation hit everyone, with big price hikes in property insurance, taxes, maintenance, turnover, labor, and utilities. Early 2023: Apartment reputation scores are on the rise again, hitting new highs. Consumer inflation is cooling, while vacancy rates and leasing traffic return to more normal levels. Some semblance of normalcy has finally returned. At the same time, new tech adopted in the pandemic era proves to have long-term benefits to both tenants and managers. In recent years, PMs have focused on resident satisfaction, so it's no coincidence that reputation scores keep improving. Now today, as an investor, changes are that you have a low LOSS TO PURCHASE. What's a “loss to purchase”. Your tenants are leaving to go buy something very often. You, as an investor in either single-family rentals or condos or apartments - you can retain residents right now because it's so hard for them to go off and buy their own starter home. Why's that? Well, it's not just the higher mortgage rates. It's that fact coupled with the fact that credit availability is still tough. As you know, you need to have a lot of good documentation & income & assets to get a loan. That keeps your rent-paying tenant in place. In 2005, we were in the opposite condition. Back then, tenants fled my units. I had a hard time retaining tenants in 2005. Why? Because it was so easy to get a loan, you could just lie about everything on a mortgage application and no one even checked the accuracy. Bloated appraisal values even came flying in. That's why my rental property tenants kept leaving. It seems like it was always to buy a first-time condo back in 2005. Today, you can retain tenants. That's your upside of today's harder housing affordability and stringent lending requirements. So, in this normalizing housing era where tenants have to live in your rental unit longer - because they have no alternative - you can find the properties most conducive to this strategy where thousands of other have created a quick account - at our marketplace: GREmarketplace.com It's not like a big box store. It's more like an organic farmer's market. That's where the good stuff is. So, check back often for new inventory at GREmarketplace.com You're listening to Episode 449 of the GRE Podcast… and of those 449, I think that two of them were quite good! Haha! Coming up shortly, 12 ways for you to raise rent and add value to your property. If you get value from the show, please tell a friend about the show. I'd really appreciate it. Share it on your social media. More straight ahead. I'm Keith Weinhold. You're listening to Get Rich Education.
Welcome to The Big Impact Ep 257 - Harp For The Lord with Christy-Lyn This is a conversation I never saw coming, but you are about to meet one of the world's foremost online teachers of the harp, Christy-Lyn from South Africa. God is calling people all around the world (many of them in the United States) to learn to play the harp. Hundreds of people are obeying, and when they play the harp God changes the atmosphere and brings hope and healing, just like in David's time. Christy-Lyn is a harp teacher from South Africa, who teaches these harp players online. God is doing big things! Her YouTube channel channel is now the biggest harp instruction channel in the world, and we teach 1000 learners monthly in our membership. Why is it so popular? What impact is it making on those taking the classes? How can you get involved? So many harp questions...and here are the answers! For more information CLICK HERE ---- BIG IMPACT VIDEO CHANNEL - You'll find free VIDEOS of our podcast interviews HERE SUBSCRIBE to the Big Impact Podcast for free! Apple - Google - Stitcher - Spotify - iHeart
If you need advice or tips on how to reduce pain and preserve your knees for your favorite activities, this is it! Pippa from South Africa loves to hike, but at 56 years old, her knees are starting to become a problem, especially on the downhills. In this shortie episode, I provide tips on exactly how to build up your knee strength in your workout routine by focusing on very specific movements and muscle groups. But I'm also giving advice for how to warm-up and cool down to better care for your knees for activities like hiking. Do you want happy knees for years to come? Then be sure to tune in!! Do you have a burning question that you need answered? I'd love to help you out for FREE! Just head to www.vigeofit.com/ask and I'll take care of you on an upcoming Friday episode. More Resources FREE 5-Day Core Tune Up - A free mini-course to dramatically improve your functional core strength, create better alignment, and relieve back and hip pain for good! Follow Megan on Instagram
Anwar Bey grew up in Southern California, but spent his formative, young adult years in San Francisco. He moved to the Bay Area to live out his dream of creating video games. Then in 2021, after spending a decade in Northern California, he moved to Johannesburg, South Africa. That's where he's found the clarity to write about the future. Bey is the author of a series of sci-fi stories titled, The Book of Wouldu. It's an exploration of love, family and intergalactic time travel from the perspective of an East African family. Bey says his time spent traveling the continent, talking to people and experiencing life from a new perspective, has allowed him to pen these stories and further develop his multimedia platform, PLASMAWorlds. When asked why it's important to tell stories about Black futures, he jokingly responds, "Because we're out here." He follows up by saying, "... we're going to exist in the future just as powerfully as we exist in the present and so that's why I'm creating this work to inspire."
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Alexander Verster is a composer and double bassist located in London. He was born in South Africa, but soon ended up in New Zealand prior to his move to London. We talk about his deep dive into the double bass, how composing fits into his life, and much more. Enjoy and be sure to check out Alexander's scores and recordings and also give his YouTube Channel a follow! Subscribe to the podcast to get these interviews delivered to you automatically! Connect with us: all things double bass double bass merch double bass sheet music Listen to Contrabass Conversations with our free app for iOS, Android, and Kindle. Check out my Beginner's Classical Bass course and Intermediate to Advanced Classical Bass course, available exclusively from Discover Double Bass. theme music by Eric Hochberg
In 1970, King Charles III warned about the negative effects of plastic on the environment and the dangers of climate change, but was mocked for his views. He built an eco-town and supported “organic” farming long before the word became fashionable.This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/DUBIOUS today to get 10% off your first month of therapy. The UK has a new monarch: King Charles III's coronation was watched by millions across the globe. Camilla became Queen Consort and William, the heir to the throne, became Duke of Windsor. Prince George is second in line to the throne. If you like our content, but want to listen to our episodes AD-FREE, please become a patron. Whether you're a monarchist or not, you have to admit that Elizabeth Regina II – Lilibet et as Prince Phillip used to call her - was a magnificent monarch and Uk's longest reigning monarch. 1, 2 When her father George VI died in February 1952, Elizabeth—then 25 years old—became queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon (known today as Sri Lanka), as well as Head of the Commonwealth. During her reign, she had 15 Prime Ministers, from Winston Churchill to Liz Truss. King Charles III has a passion for gardening, plants and green spaces and was way ahead of his time with his care for the environment, a worry he expressed in his 1970 speech in which he warns about plastic, pollution and the dangers of climate change. He also loves sustainable architecture and built an eco-town called Pundbury on the outskirts of Dorchester, in Dorset. He enjoys organic farming and products, which he has been growing since before the word “organic” became fashionable. 3, 4, 5 1. Anneta Konstantindes. American tourists once met the Queen and had no idea who she was — so she played a joke on them. Business Insider India. June 2022. ⇤2. British Royal Films Youtube channel. Queen Elizabeth cracks a joke!. Youtube. March 2009. ⇤3. The Royal Family Youtube channel. The Prince of Wales reflects on 50 years since his first speech on the environment. Youtube. February 2020. ⇤4. Royal Institue of British Architects Facebook page. Next month marks 30 years since Prince Charles's (in)famous ‘Carbuncle' speech.... Facebook. April 2014. ⇤5. A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the 150th anniversary of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Royal Gala Evening at Hampton Court Palace. Prince of Wales Official Website. May 1984. ⇤
Tougher entry requirements from Mexico are set to come into force. Also: An American diplomat accuses South Africa of covertly supplying arms to Russia despite its claims of neutrality over the war in Ukraine, and the discovery of the fossilized bones of a gigantic 150 million year old sea creature in a British museum.
Johnny Clegg holds a unique place in South Africa's musical pantheon. From his childhood immersion in Zulu culture, his mastery of Zulu language, dance and guitar playing, some 20 albums with three different bands, his tireless world touring and, finally, his brave public battle with cancer, Clegg was an inspired witness to tumultuous history in South Africa and around the world. Afropop was fortunate to conduct many interviews with the maestro and raconteur over 30 years. In this program, we sample the man's words and music over a long shape-shifting career. Produced by Banning Eyre in 2020. APWW #809
Rahul Tandon hears about South Africa's President Cyril Ramphosa's denials that his government is "sleeping on the job" over crippling power cuts in his country. He said that he believed the country needed emergency power and existing interventions would ease pressure on the grid. On Sunday, voters in South East Asia's second-largest economy - Thailand - will go to the polls in what's being billed as a generation-defining election. And while the country's tourism sector continues to fuel its growth, forecasts for 2023 have been revised downwards because of global economic headwinds. China is seeing more women entering the workplace. In fact more women are becoming business leaders in the world's second largest economy. Recent data from Chinese listed companies shows that the number of women in charge of companies tripled in the last decade.
Critical mineral exploration will play a key role in human development and progress. The April 2023 special section of The Leading Edge focuses on the issue of critical minerals from the perspective of recent progress in mining exploration and anticipated future needs as the global energy economy transitions to higher use of, and reliance on, renewables. In this conversation with host Andrew Geary, Dr. Alan Jones defines critical minerals and how and why each country defines them differently. He explains why the public has a dim view of mining and what we can learn from China's long-term mineral vision. He elaborates on the valuable role of copper in utilizing electric vehicles and why we still don't understand the planet we live on. Alan also makes a case for why we must inspire young minds with the possibilities of critical minerals exploration. Do you want to be part of the future of humanity? This is the question at the center of this can't miss episode. Listen to the full archive at https://seg.org/podcast. RELATED LINKS * Chester J. Weiss and Alan G. Jones, (2023), "Introduction to this special section: Critical minerals exploration," The Leading Edge 42: 236–236. (https://doi.org/10.1190/tle42040236.1) * Alan G. Jones, (2023), "Mining for net zero: The impossible task," The Leading Edge 42: 266–276. (https://doi.org/10.1190/tle42040266.1) * Read the April 2023 special section: Critical minerals exploration. (https://library.seg.org/toc/leedff/42/4) Subscribers can read the full articles at https://library.seg.org/, and abstracts are always free. BIOGRAPHY Alan G. Jones is currently Senior Professor Emeritus at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, a Specially-Appointed Professor at the China University of Geosciences Beijing, and Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University and at the University of Western Australia. In addition, upon his retirement he formed an MT consulting company - Complete MT Solutions Inc. - with former students and a colleague in 2016. Alan was awarded the Tuzo Wilson medal of the Canadian Geophysical Union in 2006, was Appointed an International Member of the Geo-Electromagnetism Committee, Chinese Geophysical Society in 2009, was elected to Academia Europaea also in 2009 and was made a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2010. He was a Blaustein Visiting Professor at Stanford University for the Winter Term of 2016, and was appointed a Life Affiliate Member of the Geological Society of South Africa in 2016. In 2019 he was elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Alan is the most published (almost 200 papers) and most cited (over 13,500 citations) scientist in his chosen field of magnetotellurics. Together with Alan Chave, he published the most authoritative textbook to date on MT - The Magnetotelluric Method: Theory and Practice (Cambridge University Press). He is a qualified Professional Geoscientist accredited by the Professional Geoscientists Ontario (PGO). CREDITS Seismic Soundoff explores the depth and usefulness of geophysics for the scientific community and the public. If you want to be the first to know about the next episode, please follow or subscribe to the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts. Two of our favorites are Apple Podcasts and Spotify. If you have episode ideas, feedback for the show, or want to sponsor a future episode, find the "Contact Seismic Soundoff" box at https://seg.org/podcast. Zach Bridges created original music for this show. Andrew Geary hosted, edited, and produced this episode at TreasureMint. The SEG podcast team is Jennifer Cobb, Kathy Gamble, and Ally McGinnis.
On this week's episode, we're Reunited and It Feeeeels So Goooooood! We're back in the pod room and Colleen looks like Mary Magdalene. Colleen catches Bridget up on what she's been up to for the last month including a bitch slap, the fact she's a tequila girl now and has actually watched more movies. The topic of the week is... CAPE TOWN, SA. Bridget gives a recap of her trip with pros, cons, highlights and of course, splits were involved. Get a map out, google a paragliding video and watch some National Geographic because this episode is WILD....literally. #WWJD #WeLoveJacky #NewarkIsCleanNow??Positive Stories of the Week:5 Positive Stories of the WeekThe small business shoutout of the week is for Lets Build Langa! This is a township close to Bridget's heart after traveling to South Africa and spending time with the kids. Every dollar matters for this township who invests everything they have in the children of Langa. #QueenSugaReview and subscribe! You can find us on Instagram @Sippinwiththeshannons or send us your stories at Sippinwiththeshannons@gmail.com. Love you, mean it.