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The Long Leash with James Jacobson
Jess Stone: Riding Far and Fast on 2 Wheels + 4 Paws | The Long Leash #38

The Long Leash with James Jacobson

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 35:47


When USAID worker Jess Stone fell in love with her fellow international aid worker now-husband Greg, she knew she would spend a lifetime on two wheels. Greg was an inveterate, unrepentantly passionate motorcycle enthusiast, and Jess was a city girl who didn't even drive stick. But they loved each other, so they bought motorcycles in Liberia so Greg could teach her to ride. He turned out to be a less-than-patient teacher – but a great road partner. Back in the states, they rode all over the continent and down to South America, stopping in Guatemala along the way and falling in love with the highlands, the people, and the culture. Years later, Greg got a job with a Guatemalan nonprofit that provides microfinances for indigenous women. Once settled in Panajachel on a lake surrounded by three volcanoes, Jess finally realized her lifelong dream and got a dog. Visiting a litter of German Shepherd pups, Jess took Greg's sage advice to “pick the dog who picks you,” and Moxie joined their family. Moxie's high energy told Jess she would be up for their epic motorcycle adventures … but her weight eliminated any of the current options for riding with them. To keep her bike and their rides lightweight and supple, Jess and Greg created a new type of motorcycle dog carrier: a frame that is custom-made to fit the bike and dog in question, is lightweight, and totally secure. It's called the K9 Moto Cockpit. Creating the cockpit led to creating a company to make them for other moto folks, and pretty soon, GoRuffly.com was born. The company makes everything locally, including the cockpit, but also high quality, finely crafted adventuring dog gear. Jess and Greg built their company to make sure employees are well paid and safe. Most work from home, so they can also care for their families. Meanwhile Jess, Greg, and Moxie continue to come up with new ideas and new ways to make a difference. What's next? Raising funds for Girl Up, a nonprofit that helps girls all around the world become leaders in their local community. The goal: raise $100,000 with a motorcycle trip around the world that will be chronicled on their YouTube channel. Along the way they will visit Girl Up clubs and 10% of all gear purchases from GoRuffly will go to their fundraiser. About Jess Stone Jess Stone has spent years helping people in the developing world, whether by working overseas with USAID, starting an ethically made outdoor dog gear company, or riding around the world to raise funds and awareness for Girl Up, a nonprofit that develops leadership skills in girls in all 50 states and 130 countries. Along with her husband and fellow aid worker, Greg, Stone is creator of the K9 Moto Cockpit, a unique way to carry your dog on your motorcycle. https://goruffly.com/world-adventure https://www.goruffly.com/ https://www.youtube.com/c/Ruffly https://www.instagram.com/goruffly/ https://www.facebook.com/goruffly https://girlup.org/ About The Long Leash  Thank you for joining us. If you have enjoyed listening, please SUBSCRIBE so you'll never miss out!   Check out Dog Podcast Network for other dog-adjacent shows.  Follow us in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. 

SOUNDFOOD
THE ART OF AYNI | Indigenous Awareness, Alchemy and Active Remembering with Maria Calderon

SOUNDFOOD

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 142:12


Today we give reverence for our Indigenous ancestors and sacred traditions.    We revisit a powerful conversation with our beloved friend and infinite source of inspiration Maria Calderon. Maria is an interdisciplinary folk artist of Peruvian indigenous descent who reminds us of the power of reciprocity and remembering.    Our conversation is inspired by Maria's unique life journey and explores the importance of actively honoring our native ancestors. Maria opens up about her family's experience fleeing from persecution in South America and shares how her ancestry is reflected in her art and reverence for plant dyes and color. She offers us a gracious glimpse into the principles of Ayni, a Quechua concept rooted in reciprocity, which reveals how everything is interconnected.    We discuss creative process, motherhood, grounding rituals, blood memory, land stewardship, how embracing our different cultural lineages can help depolarize society, the significance of the rainbow in Maria's work and the healing powers of Mother Nature.    Where to find Maria: Maria's IG: @mariacauldron Maria's Website: kuychicauldron.com   Mentioned in this Episode:    TED TALK with Nemonte Nenquimo · Indigenous leaderNemonte Nenquimo is an Indigenous leader of the Waorani peoples, legendary hunter-harvesters of the south-central Ecuadorian Amazon   NATIVE LAND | text your zipcode to +1 (907) 312-5085 https://land.codeforanchorage.org/   Ox-Bow Art Residency   @indigenouspeoplesmovement | indigenouspeoplesmovement.com    Mercado Sagrado @mercado_sagrado | mercado-sagrado.com   NOURISHMENT This podcast is made possible by your donations and the symbiotic support of our partners:   Living Libations: enter the code SOUNDFOOD15  for 15% off at livinglibations.com the most divine botanical beauty products!   Rainbo: enter SOUNDFOOD15 for  15% off all medicinal mushroom magic on rainbo.com   Christy Dawn: use the code NITSAC15 for 15% off their farm to table dresses on christydawn.com    MIKUNA: enter the code SOUNDFOODFAMILY for 25% off first purchase and  30% off subscriptions from mikunafoods.com chocho bean regeneratively grown in the Andes!   Living Tea: enter SOUNDFOOD for 10% off all tea nourishment from livingtea.net   CONNECT  @soundfoodspace @nitsacitrine TELEPORTAL tune in via text for high vibrational updates @ 1-805-398-6661  MERCURIAL MAIL (our monthly newsletter) WEB   P.S. If you feel inspired to leave us a review on APPLE PODCAST  we would be eternally grateful! 

The Final Bell
The Wednesday Fontanelle Final Bell with Arlan Suderman with StoneX

The Final Bell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 13:56


11-24-21 • Big sell off in wheat • Surge in the cash cattle prices • Strong dollar-Euro collapsing-what's going on? • Crops in South America-outlook for December is dryer • Corn trying to protect its acreage for next year

Leading and Learning with David Spell
Making Your Dreams Come True

Leading and Learning with David Spell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 17:22


Dr. David explores what it takes to make an idea, a dream, or a goal reality in our lives. He provides practical concrete steps to help us move from having a great idea to moving forward and bringing it to pass.Resource Highlights- Reflections on the ResurrectionThe War of Art- Stephen PressfieldAnnie and David are serving the Lord in the US, Africa, South America, and India. Would you consider joining their team? Just click here to get involved. Thanks so much!Show credits:Opening music- Beach Bum Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Transition music- Highlight Reel Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Closing music- Slow Burn Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Danger Close with Jack Carr
Dean Stott: British Special Boat Service

Danger Close with Jack Carr

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 158:32


Today's guest on Danger Close is Dean Stott. Dean is a former operator in Great Britain's Special Boat Service, a security consultant, adventurer, endurance athlete, and author.  Dean served in the British military's elite SBS before transitioning to the private sector following a parachuting accident in 2011. After a second career as a highly sought after security consultant focused on high-risk jobs involving extortion campaigns, kidnappings, pirates, military coups and civil unrest which included the evacuation of the Canadian Embassy in Libya, he set his sights on breaking a record in the Guinness Book of World Records.   The journey to break a world record led to breaking two records. He is the fastest person to ever to cycle the Pan-American Highway - from the southern tip of South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. He is also the first person ever to complete that journey in under 100 days.  Dean is also a motivational speaker, addressing crowds of thousands with insights into topics like resilience, leadership, and overcoming adversity.  Dean is the author of the book Relentless: From SBS to World Record Breaker.  You can find him on Instagram @deanstott   Sponsors: SIG Sauer: Today's episode is presented by SIG Sauer.   Gear Spotlight: Jack's EDC SIG P365 XL   SIG 365 V-Crown SOG Knives Terminus XR LTE   Dynamis Blade    Dynamis Blade Sheath    Dynamis Belt   Black Point Tactical Mini WING Holster   Jack Carr Leather Wallet   Streamlight Stylus Pro Penlight   Petzl Headlamp   Dark Angel Medical Kit   The Terminal List Series

Locales Unknown
Exploring Chile with Francisca Arancibia Duran

Locales Unknown

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 66:57


In this episode, Francisca starts us off with an overview of Chile's various regions, climates and local cultures. While Patagonia garners a lot of attention for its spectacular scenery, fjords and trekking opportunities, the Atacama desert, central Chile and Easter Island are all covered and prospective itineraries are proposed for travelers with different time frames. We also discuss budgets, food and wine options, accommodations and the best way to travel between sights. Get ready to take a trip to the end of the world to discover a hidden corner of South America. Helpful Links:Explore the Torres del Paine CircuitExplore Viña del MarVisit SantiagoExplore Bahia InglesaFun Fact: Chile is home to the 2nd largest swimming pool in the world, San Alfonso del Mar

Midnight Train Podcast
The Banana Massacre - Yep, bananas. Happy Thanksgiving 2021

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 90:05


So we're gonna get into something a bit different this week. Not really truecrime, not unsolved, but definitely crazy. This is another one we got from a listener that we had no clue ever happened. While the official death toll of this incident is usually put at around 45, some estimates say it could be up to 2000. Those bodies are said to either have been dumped in the sea or buried in mass graves. So what was the incident about you ask? Well, long story very short… Bananas. We're gonna dive into what is simply known as the Banana massacre,  a crazy tale of a government squashing a banana strike with excessive force and what came after. Buckle up guys, here we go!   Before we start, I want to acknowledge the great sources of info for this episode. 90% of the information on this week's episode came from two amazing sources that had tons of info that we couldn't find anywhere else. First a paper by Jorge Enrique Elias Caro and Antonino Vidal Ortega on the website scielo.org was our source for the actual massacre info while an article called Rotten Fruit by Peter Chapman on the Financial Times website was our source for the company history.  So, let's start by talking about a fruit company. United Fruit company to be exact. United Fruit began life in the 1870s when Minor Cooper Keith, a wealthy young New Yorker, started growing bananas as a business sideline, alongside a railway line he was building in Costa Rica. Both ventures took off, and by 1890 he was married to the daughter of a former president of Costa Rica and owned vast banana plantations on land given to him by the state. The bananas were shipped to New Orleans and Boston, where demand soon began to outstrip supply.Keith teamed up with Andrew Preston, a Boston importer, and in 1899 they formed United Fruit. Bananas sold well for their tropical cachet: they were exotic, a luxury only affordable to the rich. But the rapidly rising output of United Fruit's plantations brought down prices. The company created a mass market in the industrial cities of the US north-east and Midwest. The once bourgeois banana became positively proletarian.   By the 1920s, United Fruit's empire had spread across Central America. It also included Jamaica, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. In South America the company owned chunks of Colombia and Ecuador. It came to dominate the European as well as the US banana markets with the help of its Great White Fleet of 100 refrigerated ships, the largest private navy in the world.   There are more than 300 varieties of banana, but United Fruit grew only one: the Gros Michel or ”Big Mike”. This variety suited most tastes; it was not too big or too small, too yellow or too sweet - if anything, it was a little bland. This was the forerunner of the transnational products we have today.           But mass production took its toll. In 1903, disease hit United Fruit's plantations in Panama. An array of pathogens kept up the attack, and the banana was discovered to have a genetic weakness. Its seeds are ill equipped for reproduction, so growers take cuttings from one plant to create another. The banana is a clone, with each inbred generation less resilient.    Although the banana was diseased, United Fruit marketed it as a product that exemplified good health. Banana diseases did not affect humans, and the fruit was said to be the cure for many ills: obesity, blood pressure, constipation - even depression. In 1929, United Fruit set up its own ”education department”, which supplied US schools with teaching kits extolling the benefits of the banana and the good works of the company. Meanwhile, United Fruit's ”home economics” department showered housewives with banana recipes.   One of United Fruit's most successful advertising campaigns began in 1944, designed to boost the banana's profile after its scarcity during the war. It featured Senorita Chiquita Banana, a cartoon banana who danced and sang in an exuberant Latin style. Senorita Chiquita bore a close resemblance to Carmen Miranda, the Brazilian entertainer who, in her ”tutti-frutti” hat, wowed Hollywood at the time. Sales soon regained prewar levels.   By the 1960s, the banana had become an inseparable accompaniment to the morning cereal of most American children. And today, in countries such as the US and Britain, it has ousted the apple as the most popular fruit. In the UK, figures indicate that more than 95 per cent of households buy bananas each week, and that more money is spent on them than on any other supermarket item, apart from petrol and lottery tickets.    Soooo sounds like a pretty typical big business rise to power by providing a wholesome treat to the people right? Wrong… There was more going on than almost everybody knew.    Over the years, United Fruit fought hard for low taxes and light regulation. By the beginning of the 20th century, troublesome anti-trust laws had been passed in the US to crack down on business behaviour such as price-fixing and other monopolistic practices. Taxes on large corporations were increased to fund welfare benefits in the US and fully fledged welfare states in Europe. But, with a centre of operations far from the lawmakers of Washington DC, United Fruit largely avoided all this.   The company also gained a reputation as being ruthless when crossed, and acted to remove governments that did not comply with its wishes. United Fruit had first shown its tough nature in the invasion of Honduras in 1911, which was planned by Sam ”The Banana Man” Zemurray, a business partner of United Fruit who later headed the company. Efforts by Zemurray and United Fruit to set up production in Honduras had been blocked by the Honduran government, which was fearful of the power it might wield. United Fruit was not so easily deterred. Zemurray financed an invasion, led by such enterprising types as ”General” (self-appointed) Lee Christmas and freelance trouble-shooter Guy ”Machine Gun” Molony. Thanks to United Fruit, many more exercises in ”regime change” were carried out in the name of the banana.   In 1941, the company hired a new consultant, Sigmund Freud's nephew, Edward Bernays, who had adapted the early disciplines of psychoanalysis to the marketplace. Bernays is known as the ”father of public relations” following his seminal 1928 book, Propaganda, in which he argued that it was the duty of the ”intelligent minority” of society to manipulate the unthinking ”group mind”. This, Bernays asserted, was for the sake of freedom and democracy.   United Fruit had become concerned about its image. In Central America, it was commonly known as el pulpo (the octopus) - its tentacles everywhere. In the US, United Fruit's territories were seen as troubled and forbidding. Under Bernays' guidance, the company began issuing a steady flow of information to the media about its work, rebranding the region as ”Middle America”.   America”.   In 1954, Bernays exercised his manipulative powers to get rid of the Guatemalan government. Democratically elected, it had taken some of United Fruit's large areas of unused land to give to peasant farmers. Bernays' response was to call newspaper contacts who might be amenable to the company view. Journalists were sent on ”fact finding” missions to Central America and, in particular, Guatemala, where they chased false stories of gunfire and bombs. In dispatches home, Guatemala became a place gripped by ”communist terror”.   The company looked, too, to friends in high places, both in the corridors of power and in the offices where the big decisions were made. During the Guatemalan crisis, John Foster Dulles, one of the world's most esteemed statesmen, was secretary of state. His brother, Allen Dulles, was head of the CIA. Both were former legal advisers to United Fruit. Together, the Dulles brothers orchestrated the coup that overthrew Guatemala's government in 1954.   Despite its ugly reputation, United Fruit often made philanthropic gestures.  Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company, played a part in coining the term ”corporate social responsibility” when, in reference to earthquake relief sent to Nicaragua in 1972, he extolled the company's deeds as ”our social responsibility”.  And in the 1930s, Sam Zemurray donated part of his fortune to a children's clinic in New Orleans. He later gave $1m to the city's Tulane University to finance ”Middle American'' research; he also funded a Harvard professorship for women. Philanthropy, however, did not prevent United Fruit's abuses, and, in the 1950s, the US government decided it had to act. The company's activities had caused such anti-US feeling in Latin America that leftwing revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara had prospered. And so Washington began to take away some of United Fruit's land.   Ironically, Castro had benefited from the presence of United Fruit in Cuba. His father, a sugar planter, leased land from the company, and had made enough money to afford a good upbringing for his children. Guevara had fought both United Fruit and the CIA during the Guatemalan coup; he maintained thereafter that Latin America had no choice but ”armed struggle”. At New Year 1959, Castro and Guevara seized power in Cuba and kicked out the US-supported regime of Fulgencio Batista.   Like an ailing dictator, United Fruit lashed out - and nearly took the world with it. In 1961, it lent part of its Great White Fleet to the CIA and Cuban exiles in the US who were plotting to overthrow Castro. When the Bay of Pigs invasion failed, Castro, fearing another attack, ushered in armaments from the Soviet Union, prompting the missile crisis of 1962.   United Fruit battled on through the 1960s, its product ever more the victim of disease. Big Mike flagged, died and gave way to the dessert banana most of the developed world eats today, the Cavendish. It was said to be ”disease resistant”. Now that's dying, too.   Eli Black took over the company in 1970, imagining he could turn it back into the colossus it once was. The early 1970s, however, were a terrible period for the image of multinational corporations. Chief among them, oil companies made huge profits from the crisis after the 1973 Middle East war, to the inflationary ruin of rich and poor countries alike. United Fruit became an embarrassment. It was weak where others, such as the oil moguls, remained strong. When its stock market value crashed and regulators moved in, it looked like natural selection.   Early on Monday February 3 1975, a man threw himself out of his office window, 44 floors above Park Avenue, New York. He had used his briefcase to smash the window, and then thrown it out before he leapt, scattering papers for blocks around. Glass fell on to the rush-hour traffic, but amazingly no one else was hurt. The body landed away from the road, near a postal service office. Postmen helped emergency workers clear up the mess so the day's business could carry on.    This jumper was quickly identified as Eli Black, chief executive of the United Fruit Company.   It emerged that Black, a devout family man, had bribed the Honduran president, Oswaldo Lopez Arellano, with $1.25m to encourage him to pull out of a banana cartel which opposed United Fruit. The story was about to come out in the US press. United Fruit's Central American plantations were also struggling with hurricane damage and a new banana disease. Facing disgrace and failure, Black took his own life. His death was shocking, not least because he had the reputation of a highly moral man. Wall Street was outraged, the company's shares crashed and regulators seized its books to prevent ”its further violation of the law”. The company subsequently disappeared from public view and was seemingly erased from the collective mind.   After the fall of the Berlin Wall, in 1989, in a born-again spirit of globalisation, the world's main banana companies picked up the free-market banner once carried by United Fruit. The companies - Chiquita, Del Monte and Dole from the US, and Noboa from Ecuador - did not have anything like the force of United Fruit individually, but they were still a formidable presence. Together they were known to their critics, if not to themselves, as the ”Wild Bunch”.   In the 1990s, the US took its case to the World Trade Organisation, the new high court of globalisation. The companies protested that west European countries unfairly protected the producers of so-called ”Fairtrade” bananas in former European colonies through a complex system of quotas and licences. The Wild Bunch characterised this as revamped colonialism and outmoded welfare state-ism and, instead, promoted their own ”Free Trade” bananas.   In the new millennium, after what had become a general trade war, the Europeans backed down and agreed to concessions. They did so with some rancour, protesting that Washington had again allowed itself to be manipulated by narrow interests. Some spoke of a return of the ”old and dark forces”. They were thinking of United Fruit.   Ok so that's kind of a basic history of United Fruit company to get us going in the right direction to talk about one of the most brutal things they carried out on their workers. You've seen the connection they had and the power they had.. Pretty nuts for a fucking banana company.    On the evening of October 5, 1928, the delegates for Colombia's banana workers in Magdalena gathered to discuss their grievances. Among their concerns were their long hours and low pay; one worker, Aristides López Rojano, remembered: “We worked from six in the morning until eleven and then from one in the afternoon until six.... The contractor paid the salary and reserved up to thirty percent for himself.” Erasmo Coronel (the one wearing the bowtie in the group portrait) spoke in favor of a strike, and the others agreed. At around five in the morning on October 6, 1928, the workers issued the United Fruit Company a list of nine demands.   Stop their practice of hiring through sub-contractors   Mandatory collective insurance   Compensation for work accidents   Hygienic dormitories and 6 day work weeks   Increase in daily pay for workers who earned less than 100 pesos per month   Weekly wage   Abolition of office stores   Abolition of payment through coupons rather than money   Improvement of hospital services   The strike turned into the largest labor movement ever witnessed in the country until then. Radical members of the Liberal Party, as well as members of the Socialist and Communist Parties, participated.   The workers wanted to be recognized as employees, and demanded the implementation of the Colombian legal framework of the 1920s.   After U.S. officials in Colombia and United Fruit representatives portrayed the workers' strike as "communist" with a "subversive tendency" in telegrams to Frank B. Kellogg, the United States Secretary of State, the United States government threatened to invade with the U.S. Marine Corps if the Colombian government did not act to protect United Fruit's interests. The Colombian government was also compelled to work for the interests of the company, considering they could cut off trade of Colombian bananas with significant markets such as the United States and Europe.   As there was no agreement the Government militarized the zone. The newspaper "La Prensa" published the following:   "MORE TROOPS FOR THE BANANERA REGION. We have been informed that the leaving of the Commissioner sent by the Industry Ministry due to the existing conflict between the workers and the company has turned the situation critical. For this reason, the War Ministry ordered the concentration of more troops in Ciénaga. Therefore, yesterday night, a numerous contingent was dispatched from here on a special ship"   By the end of November the Magdalena Agriculture Society tried to find a solution to the situation. They named a Commission and along with the Chief of the Work Office and the workers' delegates would have a meeting with the UFC since the conflict was affecting everyone's interests. The multinational rejected meeting the Commission stating that the workers were out of the law. The representatives of the workers left for Ciénaga with the aim of convincing their fellow workers to abandon the region. They also demanded the arbitration as a last legal resort.   Social Party (PSR) founded in 1927 in Bogotá. The strike was also supported by the national and departmental union leaders ascribed to the Magdalena Workers Federation, the Magdalena Worker Union and the General Union of Workers of the Union Society (popularly known as the Yellow Union which integrated railway, port and construction workers of Santa Marta).   The first week of December everything was at a standstill, without a solution. The company hired a steamboat and brought 200 military men and took over the town hall without the mayor's authorization. To this respect the Ciénaga newspaper "Diario del Córdoba" noted:   "We do not know who ordered changing the town house into a campsite of troops, but we are certain that the municipality spokesman was not consulted for this illegal occupation. He would have certainly opposed it since there was no alteration of public order according to the norms in force. We see that the procedures here are "manu militari", without any consideration under the obvious alarm of these peoples, panic in society and business."   Military roadblocks were displayed. Trains were searched and the army prevented strikers from using them33. Tension increased and temporary workers started to return to their hometowns. Military pressure blocked the communication systems and the mail, telephones, telegraph and even the press stopped working. The strikers seized the train from Ciénaga to the plantations and they prevented its exit during the day.   On December 3rd, the press was conscious of the extreme situation: The situation of the Banana Strike is worse than ever. Especially because of the uneasiness caused by the Governor's Office for having called the Army. Any kind of meeting was banned, as it was assumed that they questioned the state legitimacy and stability and the government decisions. This measure outraged workers, because some detentions took place in Ciénaga and they were justified by the police since some documents of an apparently communist campaign were confiscated.   From this moment on, American Diplomats started to worry for the security of the American employees up to the point that the Government of the United States sent a ship to Santa Marta for the protection of their citizens as was stated by the US ambassador in Bogotá. He made clear that it was not a war cruise. Anyhow, it was possible to confirm that in the ports of Ciénaga and Santa Marta war ships docked with the aim of reinforcing troops.    To break the strike, on December 2nd, a military contingent of 300 men arrived in Ciénaga from the interior of the country. The major of the zone considered that these soldiers would be better at facing the situation than those native of the region. At the same time that same day some municipalities protested against the disposition of the governor's office. The workers exodus continued, the general situation of commerce aggravated, many commercial houses closed and some of them stopped paying their debts alleging the scarce security conditions and low sales. Similarly occurred with the stores of the UFC which closed due to lack of business activity. There was a total lack of supplies of basic products in the banana zone.   With the excuse that in Ciénaga the strikers were committing all kinds of outrages, the army seized the train to mobilize troops to the different towns, preventing normal circulation; this information proved false and the train returned to Cienaga during the first hours of the next day. The community remained isolated and without the possibility to use the train as a transportation means. The train was used by the militaries for the surveillance of plantations.   A State of Siege declaration was expected and this increased tension among strikers who organized collective bodies in different locations to prevent the work of producers. Detentions continued. The train detention by the military and the impossibility to take bananas out due to the positions of the strikers and small landowners, the harvested fruit began to rot.   The Workers Union used the newspaper Vanguardia Obrera and other pasquinades to inform about their position and to keep public opinion updated. On December 5th, alleging that the strikers had managed to get weapons, the government decreed the State of Siege. This was not made public to the workers and for this reason they became more exacerbated.   A pressure mechanism used to obtain the support of merchants was the fact of creating solidarity to boycott the public market stores and other commercial firms if the transaction was not authorized by the Workers Union. This way, merchants could not sell if they did not have the "permission". To accomplish this policy the union had 5.000 workers acting as vigilantes. This situation led the UFC to ask the government if the State was in condition to protect its interests. The State response was dubious. In its effort to reach an equilibrium between the pressure of the company and that of the workers, it submitted a communication where it stated that it would analyse the situation and would take the corresponding steps.   The workers' unrest for not feeling the State support led them to radicalization of their protest and since that moment, seizures of banana farms took place in different municipalities. There were confrontations between land owners, the military and the workers. It is worth mentioning the events in Sevilla, where workers detained a group of soldiers.   As the tension increased with this last event the Ministry Council declared general alteration of public order on December 5th, and gave special faculties to Minister Arrazola to act as a mediator between the parties and positioned General Cortés Vargas as Civil and Military Chief. This intervention was justified by the economic losses of the socio-economic and political system of the nation because it had been estimated that up to that moment the losses exceeded one million dollars and given the fact that the fierce position of the workers had stopped communications and transportations and even there had been seizures in several localities and there was fear concerning the situation of Santa Marta.   The government sent information to the United Press as follows: "The government has decreed the State of Siege in the Province of Santa Marta where the workers of the United Fruit Company maintain a strike lasting several days. General Carlos Cortés Vargas has been appointed Civil and Military Chief". On the other hand, the national press and especially that of the capital announced: " there has never been a longer and more numerous strike in the country than this of the workers of Magdalena. Thirty-two thousand workers have been in total inactivity for more than thirty days in the banana region, there are no signs that this situation will have a favourable solution"   Events reached their peak in Ciénaga. The workers had concentrated for a pacific demonstration in the evening of the 5th of December. The Governor Nuñez Roca decreed the dispersion of the demonstration. The workers did not receive this well; they declared that authorities had taken this decision with the support of the UFC and the militaries without the presence of workers' representatives. This made clear to them that authorities were defending the interests of the Company and the local "bananacracy"and not theirs as Colombian workers. The concentration ended in a protest.   The militaries obeyed the orders of the Governor and it was authorized to follow orders and demand the workers to dissolve the demonstration as it was not authorized.   The text was read in the square and at the same time the troop took positions. There were approximately 1.500 strikers in the square.   The army gave the strikers 15 minutes to disperse and the workers' answer was a the massive agitation of the Colombian flags and shouts related to the workers movement. The army responded with drumbeats and the menace to repel the strikers. Three bugle warnings were given, but nevertheless the strikers remained in their positions. A deep silence reigned in the square and the menace of the army became an unfortunate reality when the shout "Shoot" was uttered. Rifles and machine guns were discharged against the defenceless and unarmed demonstrators. In minutes the ground of the square was tinted with blood.   Once the attack of the army against their own fellow citizens ended, the sight was dantesque. The cadavers, the wounded and their relatives were troubling scenes. These events took place at the dawn of December 6th: a brutal aggression against a workers' demonstration.   The news invaded the media and the first chronicles appeared with living information about the tragic balance of the events. The first report on the newspaper "La Prensa" from Barranquilla informed of 8 people killed and 20 wounded. After a week, the same newspaper mentioned 100 dead and 238 wounded. Meanwhile official sources and diplomatic communications signalled the number of people killed as being 1.000. This number, and along with other kind of testimonies collected, agree that the number of killings was over a thousand and that the militaries loaded the trains with the corpses and buried them in mass graves in inaccessible areas and up to the present times they have not been localized.   This repression caused a massive exodus of the terrified population. They abandoned the zone and migrated to different parts of the country for fear of military persecution and arrestment. Many of them left their scarce possessions behind.   National and international media widely covered this event. Both the UFC and the government tried to manipulate the information to protect their image. The press echoed and broadcasted the sometimes biased news, informing about "combats" between the army troops and the "revolutionaries" and that as a result of these combats, 8 "bandits" were killed and 20 were wounded. The War Ministry insisted that "in Magdalena there was no strike, but a revolution".   Other newspapers such as "La Prensa" from Barranquilla, issued their edition of December 8th in red characters as a reference to this event that brought mourning to the entire country and as a symbolic commemorative act.   Referring to a communication sent to the United Press, the War Ministry informed officially that in the attack of the strikers against the troops there had been 8 dead and 20 wounded and that in order to control the revolutionary outbreaks against state order, the immediate mobilization of more troops had been ordered. They would arrive from cities of the interior of the country. It also emphasised the position of the government that the workers' situation in Magdalena was delicate and that vigorous decisions had to be taken in order to solve this issue. It also informed that beside Ciénaga, other localities had to be intervened.   The Times from New York informed in a biased and extended way that the turmoil in the Colombian Banana Region was provoked by Mexican incendiaries, who had led the process of the Mexican Revolution, two decades earlier. It also gave details about the aspects of the banana strike that were consequences of the expiration of the Barco Concession .   At the same time the UFC issued a press communication to the New York agencies and the worldwide correspondents declaring: "the difficult situation experienced during the past days in the Colombian banana region, where the company has valuable interests, has quite improved in the last 24 hours and the dispatches sent from the scene, give rise to expectations for a prompt solution of the conflict surged between the workers and the company which ended in an extended strike of revolutionary nature".   While the American press provided biased information, trying to defend the multinational interests and that of their government, the national press analysed the situation with greater objectivity. The daily newspaper "El Tiempo" from Bogotá commented in an extended note that most of the claims of the strikers were righteous improvement of working conditions. Nevertheless, due to its conservative position, the editorial stated that they did not agree with the strike since they considered that the workers had a bad leadership and they made the leaders responsible for what had happened. They reminded the authorities that force is not the supreme reason as the only system to solve a conflict since violence is not a valid option to impose certain vindications.   In response to these events and as a protest for the massacre, several offices of the United Fruit and the railway were set on fire and destroyed. The hard situation caused by the army repression and the lack of jobs led to the assault of the company's stores where people seized food.    "It is not about fixing anyhow a difficult situation, it is about avoiding more critical events in the immediate future. Therefore we need a wise, prudent, political Colombian, who does not forget the circumstances regarding the conflict. Someone who does not forget how the United Fruit Company manipulates the political and civil life of Magdalena and who does not think it indispensable to send troops for hunting workers as animals. Someone who will not be hard and inflexible with them and subordinated and honey mouthed with the company agents"   After the massacre, the workers who managed to escape emigrated to other areas of the region and new versions of the events started to become public. It was the version of the defeated. This version informed the public opinion about the concentration in the Ciénaga square and not in farms as had been informed by authorities to justify the fact of not being able to notify the exact number of deaths.   On December 10th after a convulsed weekend, the headings announced "the revolutionaries' flee in stampede to the Sierra Nevada," "government troops completely defeated the strikers "; the War Minister informs that there were more deaths during the last combats". In general, the press informed about a revolutionary movement which confronted the military forces and that the army was responding with rigor, but that there had not been any excess on their part. The banana zone was returning to normal, as well as the train service between Ciénaga and Santa Marta and the steam boat service between Ciénaga and Barranquilla. They also informed that since public order had been reestablished, businesses had already opened and that the exodus of the population had ended.   General Cortés Vargas issued a decree through which the revolutionaries of Magdalena were declared a gang of outlaws. The decree consisted of three articles and in one section, as a justification, it was stated that the rebel strikers committed all kinds of outrages: arson in public and private property, pillage, interruption of telegraphic and telephonic communications, destruction of railways, assault of citizens who did not agree with their communist and anarchist doctrine. This was the justification for decreeing martial law to give security to citizens and to re-establish public order. On the other hand the workers' leaders and accessories should be prosecuted to face their responsibilities. And to finish, the public force was authorized to use their guns.   At the same time troops were sent to avoid the surviving strikers' flee to the Sierra Nevada and the Departament of Atlántico. To accomplish this all the towns neighbouring the banana zone were alerted. Numerous detentions occurred and the prisoners were sent to Ciénaga to be judged by a Martial Court.   Wow…. Fucking bananas caused all this shit… Well obviously not than JUST bananas but holy shit man.    So the crazy thing is United Fruit company continued to operate did so long after this incident until eventually after the the suicide of Eli Black things unraveled and the company went away. Or did it? Well it did not. In fact the company is now still a huge banana company called… Chiquita! But at least all that bullshit is on the past… Oh wait wait… No it's not!    While Chiquita is not actively massacring people, in 2007, it admitted to paying $1.7 million to the United Self-Defense Forces of Columbia (A.U.C.), a far-right paramilitary group responsible for thousands of killings and some of the worst massacres in Colombia. The A.U.C. was designated by the United States as a terrorist group at the time and Chiquita was forced to pay $25 million for violating counterterrorism laws. In particular, the A.U.C. targeted labor leaders, liquidated problem employees, and removed people from lands needed for cultivation.   “They are so bad that in 2001, even the Bush administration was forced to designate them as a terrorist organization,” said Terry Collingsworth, a Labor and Human Rights Attorney. He proceeds to say that multinational corporations had automatically aligned with the A.U.C. “They've made it safe for business here. That's what they do.” Collingsworth states, from his and his associates' reporting, that Chiquita likely paid much more than $1.7 million to the A.U.C.   Over much of the 20th century, banana companies like United Fruit effectively took over governments in countries like Guatemala and Honduras, leading to the countries' model being known as “banana republics”. A banana republic would describe politically unstable countries economically dependent on bananas as a sole export and product, and it has been diversified to include other limited-resource products. The CIA would strong-arm these governments to protect the business interests of banana companies at the expense of workers and people who lived in those countries, often propping up repressive regimes. With a historic priority of keeping the costs of bananas low, banana companies were willing to do whatever it took to keep prices low, from stifling labor movements, keeping wages low, and strong-arming governments. The United Fruit Company did it then, and Chiquita Brands does it now.   In 1999, President Clinton apologized to Guatemala, saying that “support for military forces and intelligence units which engaged in violence and widespread repression was wrong, and the United States must not repeat that mistake.” Movies:   Horror movies about killer food   https://screenrant.com/funniest-horror-b-movies-murderous-food/

Real Science Exchange
Biosecurity Imperatives and the Feed Supply

Real Science Exchange

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 63:57


Guests: Dr. Jordan Gebhardt, Kansas State University and Dr. Chad Paulk, Kansas State University Co-host: Dr. Zack Lowman, BalchemTonight we are talking feed supply biosecurity and the many challenges we face as we try to keep various animal diseases at bay. In late July, the USDA announced that African Swine Fever was detected in the Dominican Republic, inching dangerously close to the U.S. swine herd.Dr. Jordan Gebhardt explained that African Swine Fever (ASF) is caused by a virus. He discussed the history of the virus and the impact that a disease like this can have on the animals, the producer and the industry. He also expressed his concern of the virus spreading to South America or Central America from its current location in the Dominican Republic. (7:26)Dr. Chad Paulk discussed the potential contamination of the feed supply if or when the virus reaches the United States and how the feed supply chain can be changed to help reduce the spread of the virus. (16:36)Dr. Jordan Gebhardt explains that African Swine Fever can only infect swine - domesticated pigs or wild boar. If a human were to consume a contaminated product, there would be no threat to them whatsoever. (24:03)Dr. Chad Paulk discusses prevention of the virus and steps to take in order to reduce the risk. He gave the example of a feed mill processing a potential contaminated product and producing particles in the air that could contaminate the airspace of a road that has a lot of swine in transit. The steps will have to be used by everyone involved in production to help eliminate the spread of the virus so it needs to be built into the industry culture if that time comes. (40:00)Dr. Jordan Gebhardt discusses the importance of making biosecurity practices convenient for the producer and their employees. If it is convenient for employees, they will be more likely to stick with the biosecurity measures to go about their daily routine. (51:43)Dr. Chad Paulk and Dr. Jordan Gebhardt both discuss the importance of working together as an industry to prevent this disease from making it to the United States as well as working together with biosecurity as an industry if/when it does get here. (1:01:05)To find Dr. Jordan Gebhardt's presentation from the K-State Swine Day, visit Latest findings from the K-State-Vietnam partnership – Jordan Gebhardt If you like what you heard, please remember to hit the 5-star rating on your way out. Don't forget to request your Real Science Exchange t-shirt. You just need to like or subscribe to the Real Science Exchange and send us a screenshot along with your address and size to ANH.marketing@balchem.com. Please subscribe and share with your industry friends to bring more people to join us around the Real Science Exchange virtual pub table. This podcast is sponsored by Balchem Animal Nutrition and Health. 

Growing Native
Yerba Porosa

Growing Native

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 4:52


There are around 30 species of Porophyllum, the majority of which are found in Mexico and southward. Around me in the borderlands of Arizona Sonora there are 2 species; yerba de venado or Porophyllum gracile, a perennial and P. ruderale, the annual version jabbered about in this episode of Growing Native. Porophyllum ruderale has quite a range from the mesas and mountains near me and southward to South America. That explains why one of the common names for this plant is Bolivian cilantro. Oh, and that's only one of the common names (there are many, as it does cross a lot of borders!), here are a couple more: yerba porosa or pápalo. Now you know. The photos are mine of the plant with dry seed heads on a rocky slope in the Galiuro Mountains.

Walking Distance
#20 | Bear Safety ft. Tom Smith

Walking Distance

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 53:54


In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Tom Smith, a professor of wildlife sciences at Brigham Young University in Utah. Initially Smith's research specialities included bighorn sheep and caribou, but when he began working at Katmai National Park in Southwest Alaska, he shifted to studying the most common animal there: bears. In the last 20 years, Smith has conducted research in Alaska, India, and in bear country in the lower 48 states.  Blissful Hiker covers why it's important to have bear deterrent, rules of thumb about making noise while on the trail, methods to bear-proof a campsite, and explains what conventional bear wisdom still holds true. Garage Grown Gear discount code: Use code “distance10” to save 10% at garagegrowngear.com.  Gossamer Gear discount code: Use code “walkingdistance” to save 15% off your cart at GossamerGear.com. Interview with Tom Smith 2:00 - Introduction to ‘bear country' and Tom Smith 3:42 - What are your thoughts on Timothy Treadwell, and his involvement in Katmai National Park with bear environmentalism? 5:12 - Our podcast is for hikers and backpackers, and to help people feel safe and capable outdoors. One thing you've already mentioned is bear deterrent, so could you break down what bear spray is and how to use it best? 9:00 - I've read articles about people spraying bear spray around their tent, which is definitely not the correct use. Is there data on that? 12:00 - Does bear spray train bears to stay away from humans? Is there any data that bears might associate the pain of bear spray with humans if they experience it? 12:50 - I'm a bit embarrassed to share this story, but last July I was in Glacier National Park, and I hiked alone at dawn in bear country. I didn't see any bears, but I was playing with fire, wouldn't you say? 17:22 - Glacier rangers told me that bears are curious, and that bear bells and some other noises like singing might actually attract them. What do you know about that? 19:32 - People who go on long distance trails, for instance I was on the Continental Divide Trail, often hike alone. I wonder if there's a rule of thumb about making noise if you're alone and you want to ward bears off? 22:24 - You said something really interesting, that in Yellowstone or Glacier the bears are more aggressive than on the coastline of Alaska, for instance. Why is that? 26:53 - We've spoken a lot about food storage on Walking Distance, from cooking and eating away from where you camp, using a bear can, and pack away smelly items. But you've mentioned other things that aren't as obvious, such as not using very smelly shampoo, and that gas canisters can attract bears. 33:47 - Let's shift to bear encounters; as you've said, most bears are risk averse, and they don't want to fight with us. But in the rare instance that a bear is charging you, what do you do? 36:50 - How do you bear-proof a campsite? 39:40 - Would you even use your bear-proofing methods in Montana? 41:40 - The most surprising advice I read in your work is that the conventional wisdom of playing dead around a bear is wrong, that you should always stand your ground. Can you explain? 46:20 - If we were to sum all this up for our listeners, I'd say to be aware in bear country, carry your deterrent at the ready, hike with another person and have a plan of how to defend yourself. 47:08 - What are the differences in behavior in bear types? What is the reason that a bear would be clearly predatory, is that rare? 50:13 - Although it's rare that you will have a bear encounter, carrying bear spray is like wearing your seatbelt in the car: it might save your life. Mentioned in this episode: Tom Smith  Critter Gitter  Camp Fence  Sky Blazer Flare  Bear Safety Handout  Get all of the Walking Distance Podcast episodes. About Alison Young Alison Young, aka Blissful Hiker, is a former host and producer at American Public Media and professional flutist. She's thru-hiked New Zealand's Te Araroa and the Pacific Crest Trail, as well as long trails in South America, South Africa, Europe, Pakistan and all over the US. In her podcast Blissful Hiker, she shares personal essays from the trail along with collected sound. Her goal in life is to hike until she drops. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes (and please leave us a review)!  Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts. Follow Walking Distance on Facebook and Instagram. Follow The Trek on YouTube.

Dream Big Nation Podcast
047 Making of a Million Dollar Power Couple

Dream Big Nation Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 30:27


For over 15 years Dan has worked in the experiential leadership and development field. From a young age, he developed a passion for the outdoors which lead to challenging himself mountain biking, canyoneering, rock, ice, and alpine climbing as well as other outdoor activities. He believes his experiences there have played a very beneficial part in his own personal growth and development. Through this, he developed a personal mission to help elevate others to new heights through outdoor adventure and travel.This passion for the outdoors along with his excitement for entrepreneurship motivated him to start a leadership and guiding company in 2005 using adventure activities and travel as a reinforcement tool to teach principles of theory-based personal growth and leadership development.  He later partnered with another leadership development company Pinnacle as well as a travel company based out of Boston, Overseas Adventure Travel that has offices in over 60 countries enabling him a stronger ability to fulfill his personal mission. Since starting his company many years ago as well as serving as partner and CEO of Pinnacle West Leadership and Team Development, he has personally worked with hundreds of teams and thousands of individuals of start-ups and fortune 500 companies, families, and universities enabling travel with his clients and other professionals throughout the Western and Eastern United States, Alaska, Canada, Central, and South America, Russia, and Asia. Some of his many experiences leading teams include summiting 7 Summit peaks, rafting the rivers of central and North America, countless days canyoneering, rock and ice climbing, adventuring and seeing the wildlife in tropical areas such as the Galapagos Islands and Thailand, as well as climbing alpine rock and glaciated volcanic summits around the world. He believes it is important to always be seeking some level of discomfort or challenge for real growth to take place and if done correctly can help us all draw closer to God which for Dan personally has been especially helpful in nature. He and his team design programs to meet the individual fitness and adventure comfort levels within the organizations they work with.Other than a few years spent in Ukraine serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Dan has a hard time being away too long from his family and friends in the Wasatch area. At home, you will find him climbing and mountain biking with his friends and family as well as spending time with his wife Laura, two step-children, nephews and nieces as well as other family members. If you'd like to learn more about working with Lisa and her team directly, go to lisawilliamsco.com and learn how to hire yourself! 

AttractionPros Podcast
Episode 220: Martin Lewison talks about dynamic pricing, theme park history, and connecting the missing link

AttractionPros Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 61:25


Martin Lewison, PhD. is an Associate Professor of Business Management at Farmingdale State College on Long Island, NY.  Among the variety of courses Martin teaches, one of them is Theme Parks and Tourism, and much of his time is focused on research in the theme park industry.  As part of his research, Martin visits parks, rides roller coasters, and looks at the guest experience and operations to further understand what is working the best.  Martin brings back his findings, whether through onsite or offsite research and incorporates them into his academic focus, which includes tourism management, mergers and acquisitions, and the economics of pricing.  In this interview, we talk about dynamic pricing, theme park history, and connecting the missing link across history which has led to the technologies and experiences that we have today.   Dynamic pricing "If I can charge the price that everyone's willing to pay, that'll maximize revenue." Many of the elements of pricing that hotels, airlines, and rental cars deal with apply similarly to the theme park industry.  Many years ago, theme parks would paint their admission price on a piece of wood, hammer it into the wall, and that was the price.  This static pricing leaves money in the table, as there is a subset of people who will not pay that price, and there are also people who would pay more for that price.  Flash forward to today, many parks use television screens in all revenue areas, whether it is admissions or even food and beverage, allowing more flexibility in controlling the price.   Slagharen, a theme park in the Netherlands, was one of the pioneers in the theme park industry when it comes to dynamic pricing.  If you charge one price, then that's the price that the customer sees.  If they're willing to pay that price or more, then they'll pay that price.  In an ideal world, you would be able to scan every guest and determine the maximum price that they are willing to pay.  Since we can't see this, airlines and hotels utilize “rate fencing” to maintain revenue by segmenting their customers - in this case, business and leisure travelers.  These segments have different needs which will determine the elasticity of the demand, thus the pricing can be shifted based on the demographic that's being served.   While the airline and hotel model doesn't apply directly to the theme park industry, what theme parks have begun to do is signal guests for what is a premium experience.  Guests who are willing to pay the higher price are given the signal and those who have less elasticity are more likely to buy.   However, you cannot have a conversation about dynamic pricing without talking about the ethics of doing so, and how parks have managed the backlash and criticism.  For instance, the discontinuation of Disney's complimentary FastPass system marked one of the last free programs that guests have to bypass the queue.  Martin's responds by indicating that buying the premium product does in fact entitle the guest to the premium experience, relative to the other guests in the park (even though it may not be premium compared to visiting on another day when demand is less).   In many instances, it comes down to parents making the determination to take their children out of school during offpeak times.  Since much of the world follows a similar school schedule, peak and offpeak pricing encourages people to come during offpeak times, which requires parents to make the decision of whether their kids can miss class, or if they will pay the peak price.   As a management professor, Martin says that he teaches his class that they shouldn't leave money on the table, but as an ethicist, he says that you cannot alienate your biggest fans.   Theme park history "One of the reasons people love theme parks so much is because of nostalgia." When Martin worked on Wall Street, he claims that the stress of working in finance was such a burden that on Friday afternoons, he and his wife would jump on a plane to just about anywhere where they could visit a theme park and ride roller coasters.  To date, Martin has visited more than 800 theme or amusement parks and has ridden more than 2,100 roller coasters.   One of the biggest reasons that the theme park industry has survived, thrived, and evolved, is because the desire to go out and have fun with your family is universal.  While much of the United States is considered to be a mature market for the theme park industry, Martin points out that there are currently major regions that don't have a theme park, and that there are several parks that thrive despite their lack of connection to a large population center.   Martin shares a brief overview of parks that he has visited throughout the world, from obscure attractions in South America, to how meticulously immaculate Tokyo Disneyland is, and how beloved Efteling is in the Netherlands.  Martin suggests that Americans should focus on traveling more, and specifically for enthusiasts, to see more of the theme park industry aside from the usual parks that they visit.   Connecting the missing link “Everything we know about history, we know because somebody went through papers, dug up things, and documented what happened.”   As part of his research, Martin has traced the early roots of entertainment, largely through the World's Fair, long before the technology that we have today was available.  From the early nickelodeon attractions which involved watching movies through turning a crank, and glass that was painted and lit up by a candle, Martin makes the comparison between experiences like this and attractions that we enjoy now, such as the flying theater in Pigeon Forge.  Martin highlights “The New York Experience,” which was a standalone attraction in Manhattan, that was tech-savvy for its time, and later influenced what we observe today as being high-tech.   For more about Martin, you can connect with him through Farmingdale State College, follow him on Twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn, or follow his Flickr account, where he chronicles his adventures.   This podcast wouldn't be possible without the incredible work of our amazing team: Audio and video editing by Abigail Giganan Scheduling and correspondence by Kristen Karaliunas Social media marketing by Kate Kujawa Branding and design by Fabiana Fonseca Email marketing by Sam Bercik To connect with AttractionPros: attractionpros@gmail.com

Mind of The Warrior
MOTW #97: Kyle Rittenhouse & Thanksgiving

Mind of The Warrior

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 49:05


Buy the book! https://www.amazon.com/Honed-Finding-Your-Edge-Over-ebook/dp/B09C11QYR4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1L3GKMD0L3Z1H&dchild=1&keywords=honed+finding+your+edge+as+a+man+over+40&qid=1630362562&sprefix=honed%2Caps%2C210&sr=8-1   Greybeard Performance: https://greybeardperformance.com Mike Simpson has served over three decades in the military as an Airborne Ranger, a Special Forces Operator, and finally as a Doctor of Emergency Medicine assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Throughout his career, Mike has deployed to 17 different countries, from counter-narcotics operations in the jungles of South America, to the Global War on Terror (GWOT) in Southwest Asia and North Africa. Along the way, Mike has been trained as a demolitions expert, SWAT Sniper, High Altitude Low Opening (HALO) parachutist, civilian paramedic, Special Forces Medic, Operations and intelligence Sergeant, and finally, a board certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Mike is also a martial arts enthusiast, who trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai. His passion for martial arts motivated him to become a practicing fight doctor. As one of the foremost experts in both tactical trauma medicine and combat sports medicine, Mike is highly sought after as a lecturer and instructor, working extensively with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters, law enforcement, and military organizations providing medical care and training. He co-stars on Hunting Hitler on the History Channel. Email: doc@drmikesimpson.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoctorMikeSimpson/ Instagram: @drmikesimpson Website: https://drmikesimpson.com Shop affiliates: https://drmikesimpson.com/new-page-1    Nutrition: https://www.freshly.com/subscriptions/1807965?clickid=SREyh7XScxyJTlPwUx0Mo3cTUknxrzxsKVe91A0&irgwc=1&utm_campaign=usa_plans_all-d_all-p_acq_cpa_Michael%20Simpson_&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=ignite&affsrc=1&utm_term=paid-affiliate&plan_id=422&promo_code=rad40 Merchandise: https://rangerup.com/collections/doc-simpson promo code: MOTW15 (Save 15%)

None of the Above
Episode 17: Lessons from Recife

None of the Above

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:33


China is South America's largest trading partner. Brazil, the region's largest economy and the Western Hemisphere's second-largest democracy, has recently deepened relations with China. As the United States competes for influence with China around the globe, and as authoritarianism gains ground in places like Brazil, what will US engagement in the region look like? US intervention and influence in the region is nothing new, especially in Brazil, which this week's guest walks us through. Professor Riordan Roett takes us on his journey as a young Fulbright Scholar living in northeast Brazil during the Cold War, to becoming one of America's leading experts on the country. Seeing firsthand the consequences of US intervention, Roett argues that Washington should take a more grassroots approach to development support, bolster its diplomatic corps, and invest more in cultural engagement to strengthen ties with the region. 

WildFed Podcast — Hunt Fish Forage Food
First Peoples in a New World with David Meltzer — WildFed Podcast #109

WildFed Podcast — Hunt Fish Forage Food

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 110:02


David Meltzer is Professor of Prehistory at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, an archeologist who has conducted research throughout North America, and the author of over 200 scientific studies, and 10 books, including First Peoples In A New World. His primary interest is the first peopling of the continent — a subject that, for whatever reason, has always captivated us. It's not just the idea of Asiatic people venturing across Beringia and into an unpeopled world, which is interesting enough on its own, but it's the world they entered into — an ice age landscape full of now extinct animals, like elephantine mammoths, deadly saber tooth cats, giant short faced bears, enormous ground sloths, and gargantuan primitive bison. But what do we really know about these so called “paleo-indian” peoples and their migration here? And what role, if any, might they have played in the extinction of so much of the ice age megafauna they encountered — and in many cases, hunted? Today we'll get the big picture overview of what we know about the first peopling of North and South America and what the world was like just 15,000 years ago. It might sound like a long time, but in the scheme of human history, it's really quite recent. So recent in fact, that conversations like this leave us feeling like that world is almost within reach. It's exciting and energizing to imagine that world, in all its contrast to the modern one we find ourselves in today. And while we're now safer, more affluent, and less inclined to be eaten, there's a feeling we can't shake that there was also something essential about that time that's now missing. Perhaps that's naive nostalgia talking, but we're gonna indulge it, just for today. View full show notes, including links to resources from this episode here: https://www.wild-fed.com/podcast/109

The Candid Frame: Conversations on Photography
TCF Ep. 573 - Sandra Adorno

The Candid Frame: Conversations on Photography

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 49:49


Sandra Cattaneo Adorno began photographing eight years ago, at the age of 60, and has continuously been thrilled by the possibilities of interacting with the world photography has offered her.  Sandra is the recipient of international awards and her work has been exhibited and published worldwide. A selected list of awards, exhibitions, and publications is available below.  Her latest book is Águas de Ouro.   Websites Sandra Adorno Alex Webb Sponsors Charcoal Book Club Lensrentals.com Curious Society Education Resources: Momenta Photographic Workshops Candid Frame Resources Download the free Candid Frame app for your favorite smart device. Click here to download for . Click here to download Support the work we do at The Candid Frame by contributing to our Patreon effort.  You can do this by visiting or visiting the website and clicking on the Patreon button. You can also provide a one-time donation via . You can follow Ibarionex on and .  

A Cork in the Road
Episode 5.5 - Ryan Mullins, Certified Sommelier and Sales Consultant

A Cork in the Road

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 39:36


Ryan Mullins is an Atlanta Native with 15 years as a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Ryan currently works as a Sales Consultant with Winebow Imports where he manages winery relationships as well as sommelier relationships in Georgia. He's a three-time winner of Vino Venue's blind tasting competition as well as one of the founding and longest tenured members of the Atlanta Sommelier blind tasting group. Ryan has traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, and North America and has worked a harvest in Alexander Valley, Sonoma. We talk about the utility of blind tasting, the joy of being a mentor for so many aspiring wine professionals, and his vision for the future of the wine industry in Georgia. You can follow his bottle shots and wine adventures at @ryansmullins on social media. Recorded November 5, 2022 --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/acorkintheroad/support

Hashtag 59 Podcast
Hashtag 59 Season 4 Episode 16: Ecuador

Hashtag 59 Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 25:23


Sandwiches, the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, Spiritual Lakes, Cheese Factory Visits, you name it we do it in this second episode hiking in South America's amazing country of Ecuador! Mike R & Jill G dedicate each episode of this season to hiking and sandwiches! We eat the best sandwich we have had during this hiking podcast creation, go to the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, the Quilotoa Loop, and to a Cheese Factory to a visit a loving Dona! Thanks for listening to Switchbacks and Sandwiches, if you don't already, make sure you subscribe to our podcast by searching "Hashtag 59" on your podcasts app! Keep in touch with us on our website www.Hashtag59.com for our latest podcast episodes, blogs, join our postcard club, and find out about our latest trash cleanup events! #Hashtag59

Gaia GPS Offroad
9. Dan Grec's Never-Ending Road Trip.

Gaia GPS Offroad

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 59:29


Since 2009, Dan Grec has traveled the world in his Jeep Wrangler, searching for connection in local cultures and beauty in wild landscapes. After some 90,000 miles behind the windshield, the author of the popular adventure travel books, The Road Chose Me, finally returns home to Australia. But Grec's homecoming won't be filled with the rest and relaxation you'd expect after a decade-long road trip. Grec continues his odyssey to see and experience the world up-close and personal. This time, he returns to his birthplace to tackle Australia's classic routes and explore unknown trails. His trip to the bush will take at least 12 to 18 months.  Grec sits down with Wade in the days before starting his Australian expedition to explain why the international road chose him. Grec retraces his tracks from Alaska to the tip of South America and hiw 54,000-mile road trip around Africa. Learn Grec's secrets to worldwide travel, including how to masterfully make your dollars go the extra mile so you can prolong your trip. Plus, these trips aren't always sunshine and rainbows, Grec shows us how to avoid bribery at international border crossings and what to do when you get Malaria ... twice. Follow Dan Grec's journey on Instagram. Subscribe to his YouTube channel. Read about his adventures in his books The Road Chose Me, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.  If you want maps for your own journeys, big and small, then don't miss this sweet discount on a Gaia GPS Premium Membership.

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine
KNOWN AND STRANGE THINGS by Teju Cole, read by Peter Jay Fernandez

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 6:17


Peter Jay Fernandez's performance combines a clear and resonant voice with an ear for language as he narrates Teju Cole's essays. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile's Alan Minskoff discuss these essays that wander the world from New York City to Gaza, Europe to South America. Cole reacts to literature and politics, but his finest work is surely on photography. Frenandez's gift for mimicry is apparent as he voices many great luminaries quoted in this thought-provoking audiobook. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile's website. Published by Random House Audio. Find more audiobook recommendations at audiofilemagazine.com Support for Behind the Mic comes from Graphic Audio. Graphic Audio, A Movie in Your Mind featuring DARK HORSE COMICS dramatized adaptations of X, Ghost, The Mask and Living With The Dead. Savings of up to 60% Off this month! Find out more at GraphicAudio.net Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Business Excellence
In Conversation - Bret Treasure Procrastinating Procrastination

Business Excellence

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 24:36


 “The area where the brain is most sensitive to and most willing to change is in the area of a risk to survive. So, risk is the area that is rich pickings for changing your behaviour. If you can set up a risk, your brain is interested. Because your brain just wants to survive, right?” “But what we notice is true about that is that for anyone who does that, it just stops working. Because you can't trick yourself, you can't hold those two things at the same time. Your brain knows now that there's really no valid threat there.” TIME STAMP SUMMARY03:04 Procrastination is ingrained in us09:39 Group accountability 15:20 Consistency pays off 21:21 Using technology to help with procrastination Where to find Bret Treasure?Website                                               https://stakesomething.com/ LinkedIn                                               https://www.linkedin.com/in/brettreasure  Who is Bret Treasure?Bret is a co-founder of Stake Something, the anti-procrastination app that's just launched in Australia. Behavioural science says if you want to get into action, it works to have something at stake. First, you make a promise what you're going to do - exercise, study, weight loss, quality time, business-building etc. Second, you put something at stake. Money works best.  At the end of the week if you've kept your promise, you keep your money - and you've got into action. If not, the proceeds go to charity. You win or the charity wins. The app works best if you have a coach, so we make it available through gyms, personal trainers, life coaches, dieticians, and business coaches.Bret married a Brazilian lady and spent 18 months travelling around South America, when they came back to Australia he wanted to continue with Spanish, to get fluent in it but completely dropped the ball. So, when he started the business, he decided to stake studying Spanish. If he doesn't study Spanish every day for 45 minutes, he has to donate up to $100 on Sunday. He had never thought of himself as a money motivated guy but now he has done 900 days in a row, without missing any! The threat of losing $100 was all it took to make him a super-reliable student.  

Combat Story
Combat Story (Ep 51): Erick Miyares | Tier 1 Sergeant Major | Special Missions Unit | Marine | Echo9

Combat Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 116:09


Today we hear the Combat Story of Erick Miyares, a retired Sergeant Major who spent nearly 30 years in the military in the pre- and post-9/11 era. Erick was a Marine, Marine sniper, part of 7th Special Forces Group, and then spent over 20 years in Tier 1 Special Mission Units. [Sponsor: This episode is brought to you by Loansteady LLC. A small-by-design lender, Loansteady believes in bringing a much-needed dose of humanity to the mortgage process. They are waiving all lender fees for Veterans in 2021. Visit http://www.loansteady.com/combatstory to request a rate quote or start an application. Loansteady LLC, All rights reserved, NMLS# 1701910, (www.nmlsconsumeraccess.org/), Equal Housing Lender. For more licensing information, please visit https://www.loansteady.com/licenses-and-legal.] Erick has been shot (with small arms and rockets), run singleton and low vis missions, operated in multiple theaters and countries, and cheated death (and capture and compromise) on numerous occasions. He's only recently separated from the service and stepped “out of the shadows” to where he can discuss some of the aspects of these clandestine and secretive roles and the toll it takes on a person. Erick uses his experience and the hard lessons he learned to drive Echo9.axiom and Echo9.hopes with a specific mission to prevent the suicide of Veterans after having lost two close friends in 2019. This is a fantastic interview that dives into what's involved in the shadowy world of intel and reconnaissance at the elite level. I hope you enjoy this vulnerable and introspective Combat Story with Erick as much as I did. Find Erick Online: LinkedIN https://www.linkedin.com/in/erick-miyares/ Instagram Echo9.axiom https://www.instagram.com/echo9.axiom/?hl=en Instagram Echo9.hopes https://www.instagram.com/echo9.hopes/?hl=en Find Ryan online: Ryan's Linktree https://linktr.ee/combatstory Instagram @combatstory https://www.instagram.com/combatstory Facebook @combatstoryofficial https://fb.me/combatstoryofficial Send us messages at https://m.me/combatstoryofficial Email ryan@combatstory.com Learn more about Ryan www.combatstory.com/aboutus Intro Song: Sport Rock from Audio Jungle Show Notes 0:00 - Intro 0:55 - LoanSteady - A word from our sponsor 2:22 - Guest introduction 3:28 - Interview begins 6:30 - Growing up in Hialeah (Miami) 17:13 - The idea of the military 28:00 - Once a Marine, always a Marine 37:08 - Combat Story in South America with 7th Special Forces Group 47:39 - The buildup of PTSD 55:40 - Invited to Selection 1:05:14 - Combat Story with an RPG in Ramadi 1:17:10 - Losing two friends from the Tier 1 community to suicide 1:40:44 - Echo9 Axiom and Hopes 1:49:32 - What did you carry with you into combat? 1:51:19 - Would you do it all again?

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 11.19.21

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 56:12


Study: Sustainable eating is cheaper and healthier Oxford University, November 11, 2021 Oxford University research has today revealed that, in countries such as the US, the UK, Australia and across Western Europe, adopting a vegan, vegetarian, or flexitarian diet could slash your food bill by up to one-third. The study, which compared the cost of seven sustainable diets to the current typical diet in 150 countries, using food prices from the World Bank's International Comparison Program, was published in The Lancet Planetary Health. (next) Meta-analysis concludes resveratrol beneficially modulates glycemic control in diabetics Zagazig University and Suez Canal University (Egypt), October 29 2021.  Findings from a meta-analysis of clinical trials published in Medicina Clinica (Barcelona) revealed an association between supplementing with resveratrol and improvements in glycemic control. “This systematic review and meta-analysis is the first to consider resveratrol's efficacy on glycemic and cardiometabolic parameters in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).” (next) Exercise linked to better mental health Kaiser Permanente Research, November 11, 2021 Kaiser Permanente research published in Preventive Medicine showed people who exercised more during the initial lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced less anxiety and depression than those who didn't exercise. It also showed that people who spent more time outdoors typically experienced lower levels of anxiety and depression than those who stayed inside. (next) Bedtime linked with heart health University of Exeter (UK), November 9, 2021 Going to sleep between 10:00 and 11:00 pm is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease compared to earlier or later bedtimes, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal—Digital Health, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). "While we cannot conclude causation from our study, the results suggest that early or late bedtimes may be more likely to disrupt the body clock, with adverse consequences for cardiovascular health." (NEXT) Garlic compounds may boost cardio health indirectly via gut microbiota National Taiwan University, November 6 2021 Allicin from garlic may prevent the metabolism of unabsorbed L-carnitine or choline into TMAO, a compound linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, says a new study. TMAO – or trimethylamine N-oxide – has been known to be generated from dietary carnitine through metabolism of gut microbiota, and was recently reported to be an “important gut microbiota-dependent metabolite to cause cardiovascular diseases.”  New data indicated that carnitine-fed lab mice showed a “remarkable increase in plasma TMAO levels”, compared with lab mice fed a control (no carnitine). However, when allicin supplements were provided with the carnitine diet, TMAO levels were significantly reduced.   (NEXT) Drug used to prevent miscarriage increases risk of cancer in offspring University of Texas Health Science Center, November 9, 2021 Exposure in utero to a drug used to prevent miscarriage can lead to an increased risk of developing cancer, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston  The drug, 17α-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC), is a synthetic progestogen that was frequently used by women in the 1950s and 1960s, and is still prescribed to women today to help prevent preterm birth.  (OTHER NEWS NEXT) 2,433 Dead Babies in VAERS as Another Study Shows mRNA Shots Not Safe for Pregnant Women by Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News, November 7, 2021 There have now been 2,433 fetal deaths recorded in VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) from pregnant women who have been injected with one of the COVID-19 shots. The vast majority of these have been from the Pfizer shot (1,862 deaths) and the Moderna shot (656 deaths.) There have been more fetal deaths in the past 11 months following COVID-19 shots than there have been for the past 30+ years following ALL vaccines (2,198 – Source.) Last month (October, 2021) the New England Journal of Medicine admitted that the original study used to justify the CDC and the FDA in recommending the shots to pregnant women was flawed. (Source.) Since then, researchers in New Zealand have conducted a new study on the original data, and concluded: A re-analysis of these figures indicates a cumulative incidence of spontaneous abortion ranging from 82% (104/127) to 91% (104/114), 7–8 times higher than the original authors' results. (Source.) And yet, the CDC and FDA still continue to recommend the shots for pregnant women, even though a correct analysis on the original data shows that 82% to 91% of pregnant women will suffer miscarriages if their unborn child is less than 20 weeks old. (Source.) VAERS is a passive system that is severely under reported. The CDC and FDA have never conducted a study to determine what this under-reported factor is, but independent scientists have, and we have previously published the analysis conducted by Dr. Jessica Rose, who has determined that a conservative under-reported factor would be X41. See: STUDY: Government's Own Data Reveals that at Least 150,000 Probably DEAD in U.S. Following COVID-19 Vaccines This means that there have probably been at least 99,753 fetal deaths following COVID-19 injections so far. Here is a video report we made on this last month with some very unfortunate gruesome examples of what these shots are doing to unborn babies. 1,969 Fetal Deaths Recorded Following COVID-19 Shots but Criminal CDC Recommends Pregnant Women Get the Shot UPDATE – November 7, 2021 PM A couple of hours after publishing this article, a video that has been circulating on the Internet of an interview with a Funeral Director in the UK became known to me. He has been in practice for over 3 years and is identified as “Wesley,” and was interviewed by a group called “Resistance GB.” He claims that last fall was one the slowest periods of seeing deaths for all funeral directors, but when the COVID-19 shots were introduced, deaths started dramatically increasing. It started with the elderly, but then by April they were seeing large numbers of people in their 30s and 40s. Many of them were dying of myocarditis. Now, they are seeing unprecedented numbers of newborn babies, and they are piling up in hospital refrigerators. Some are full term, some are pre-term, he claims. The UK originally recommended that pregnant women and nursing mothers should NOT get the experimental COVID shots, but like the CDC in the U.S., they eventually changed their recommendation to encourage pregnant women to get the shots. (NEXT) An ethical analysis of vaccinating children against COVID-19: benefits, risks, and issues of global health equity Johns Hopkins University, Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative, Wageningen University - The Netherlands, University of Oxford, Abstract We argue that it is currently unclear whether routine COVID-19 vaccination of healthy children is ethically justified in most contexts, given the minimal direct benefit that COVID-19 vaccination provides to children, the potential for rare risks to outweigh these benefits and undermine vaccine confidence, and substantial evidence that COVID-19 vaccination confers adequate protection to risk groups, such as older adults, without the need to vaccinate children. We conclude that child COVID-19 vaccination in wealthy communities before adults in poor communities worldwide is ethically unacceptable and consider how policy deliberations might evolve in light of future developments. (NEXT) What's Driving Global Deforestation? Organized Crime, Beef, Soy, Palm Oil and Wood Products Jennifer Devine,  Counterpunch, November 17, 2021 Every year the world loses an estimated 25 million acres (10 million hectares) of forest, an area larger than the state of Indiana. Nearly all of it is in the tropics. From my research on social and environmental issues in Latin America, I know that four consumer goods are responsible for the majority of global deforestation: beef, soy, palm oil, and wood pulp and paper products. Together these commodities are responsible for the loss of nearly 12 million acres (5 million hectares) annually. There's also a fifth, less publicized key driver: organized crime, including illegal drug trafficking. The dominant role of beef Among major products that promote deforestation, beef is in a class by itself. Beef production is now estimated to be the biggest driver of deforestation worldwide, accounting for 41% of global forest losses. In the Amazon alone, cattle ranching accounts for 80% of deforestation. From 2000 to 2011, beef production emitted nearly 200 times more greenhouse gases than soy, and 60 times more than oil palm in tropical countries with high deforestation rates. Soy and palm oil: Ubiquitous ingredients Together, soy and palm oil drive nearly 10% of deforestation annually – almost 2.5 million acres (1 million hectares). Clearing land for palm oil plantations fuels large-scale rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia, where most of the world's palm oil is produced. Palm oil is the most commonly produced, consumed and traded vegetable oil. Some 60% of the 66 million tons produced globally every year is used to produce energy in the form of biofuel, power and heat. About 40% is used for food, animal feed and chemical products. Palm oil is an ingredient in half of all products found at the supermarket, including margarine, shampoos, frozen pizza and detergents. Soy production has doubled globally in the past 20 years. Nearly 80% of global soy is fed to cows, chickens, pigs and farmed fish. This demand reflects the tripling of global meat production over the past 50 years. Wood products Wood products are responsible for about 5% of annual global deforestation, or about 1.2 million acres (500,000 hectares) yearly. Wood is widely used for home construction and furniture, and also as a pulp source for paper and fabric. And in low-income nations and rural areas, it's an important fuel source for heating and cooking. The three largest paper-producing countries are the U.S., Canada and China. Illegal deforestation and organized crime Another industry plays an important role, especially in tropical forests: organized crime. Large, lucrative industries offer opportunities to move and launder money; as a result, in many parts of the world, deforestation is driven by the drug trade. In South America and Central America, drug trafficking organizations are the vanguard of deforestation. Drug traffickers are illegally logging forests in the Amazon and hiding cocaine in timber shipments to Europe. In my research, I have analyzed how traffickers illegally log and raise cattle in protected areas in Central America to launder money and claim drug smuggling territory. Other scholars estimate that 30% to 60% of deforestation in the region is “narco-deforestation.” Forest Trends analysis, exports tied to illegal deforestation are worth US$61 billion annually and are responsible for 25% of total global tropical deforestation. (NEXT) ‘This Must Not Happen': If Unhalted, Permian Basin Fracking Will Unleash 40 Billion Tons of CO2 by 2050 As activists at the COP26 summit continue to denounce the “massive” gap between wealthy governments' lofty rhetoric and their woefully inadequate plans for addressing the climate emergency, a new analysis of projected extraction in the Permian Basin in the U.S. Southwest exposes the extent to which oil and gas executives' refusal to keep fossil fuels in the ground puts humanity's future in jeopardy. “While climate science tells us that we must consume 40% less oil in 2030, Permian producers plan to grow production more than 50%.” Released Tuesday by Oil Change International, Earthworks, and the Center for International Environmental Law, the second chapter of The Permian Basin Climate Bomb warns that if the drilling and fracking boom that has turned the Permian Basin into “the world's single most prolific oil and gas field” over the past decade is allowed to persist unabated for the next three decades, it will generate nearly 40 billion tons of carbon dioxide by mid-century. “With global markets flush with Permian oil and gas, it can only be harder to steer the world's economy toward clean energy.” “While climate science tells us that we must consume 40% less oil in 2030, Permian producers plan to grow production more than 50%” from 2021 to 2030, said Stockman. “This must not happen.” “If left unchecked,” the report notes, “the Permian could continue to produce huge amounts of oil, gas, and gas liquids for decades to come. With global markets flush with Permian oil and gas, it can only be harder to steer the world's economy toward clean energy.” (NEXT) Wall Street's Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class By Whitney Webb A project of the multilateral development banking system, the Rockefeller Foundation and the New York Stock Exchange recently created a new asset class that will put, not just the natural world, but the processes underpinning all life, up for sale under the guise of promoting “sustainability.” Last month, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced it had developed a new asset class and accompanying listing vehicle meant “to preserve and restore the natural assets that ultimately underpin the ability for there to be life on Earth.” Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations “that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.” These NACs will then maintain, manage and grow the natural assets they commodify, with the end of goal of maximizing the aspects of that natural asset that are deemed by the company to be profitable. Though described as acting like “any other entity” on the NYSE, it is alleged that NACs “will use the funds to help preserve a rain forest or undertake other conservation efforts, like changing a farm's conventional agricultural production practices.” Yet, as explained towards the end of this article, even the creators of NACs admit that the ultimate goal is to extract near-infinite profits from the natural processes they seek to quantify and then monetize. NYSE COO Michael Blaugrund alluded to this when he said the following regarding the launch of NACs: “Our hope is that owning a natural asset company is going to be a way that an increasingly broad range of investors have the ability to invest in something that's intrinsically valuable, but, up to this point, was really excluded from the financial markets.” Framed with the lofty talk of “sustainability” and “conservation”, media reports on the move in outlets like Fortune couldn't avoid noting that NACs open the doors to “a new form of sustainable investment” which “has enthralled the likes of BlackRock CEO Larry Fink over the past several years even though there remain big, unanswered questions about it.” Fink, one of the world's most powerful financial oligarchs, is and has long been a corporate raider, not an environmentalist, and his excitement about NACs should give even its most enthusiastic proponents pause if this endeavor was really about advancing conservation, as is being claimed. How to Create a NAC The creation and launch of NACs has been two years in the making and saw the NYSE team up with the Intrinsic Exchange Group (IEG), in which the NYSE itself holds a minority stake. IEG's three investors are the Inter-American Development Bank, the Latin America-focused branch of the multilateral development banking system that imposes neoliberal and neo-colonalist agendas through debt entrapment; the Rockefeller Foundation, the foundation of the American oligarch dynasty whose activities have long been tightly enmeshed with Wall Street; and Aberdare Ventures, a venture capital firm chiefly focused on the digital healthcare space. Notably, the IADB and the Rockefeller Foundation are closely tied to the related pushes for Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) and biometric Digital IDs. The IEG's mission focuses on “pioneering a new asset class based on natural assets and the mechanism to convert them to financial capital.” “These assets,” IEG states, make “life on Earth possible and enjoyable…They include biological systems that provide clean air, water, foods, medicines, a stable climate, human health and societal potential.” Put differently, NACs will not only allow ecosystems to become financial assets, but the rights to “ecosystem services”, or the benefits people receive from nature as well. These include food production, tourism, clean water, biodiversity, pollination, carbon sequestration and much more. IEG is currently partnering with Costa Rica's government to pilot its NAC efforts within that country. Costa Rica's Minister of Environment and Energy, Andrea Meza Murillo, has claimed that the pilot project with IEG “will deepen the economic analysis of giving nature its economic value, as well as to continue mobilizing financial flows to conservation.” With NACs, the NYSE and IEG are now putting the totality of nature up for sale. While they assert that doing so will “transform our economy to one that is more equitable, resilient and sustainable”, it's clear that the coming “owners” of nature and natural processes will be the only real beneficiaries. Per the IEG, NACs first begin with the identification of a natural asset, such as a forest or lake, which is then quantified using specific protocols. Such protocols have already been developed by related groups like the Capitals Coalition, which is partnered with several of IEG's partners as well as the World Economic Forum and various coalitions of multinational corporations. Then, a NAC is created and the structure of the company decides who has the rights to that natural asset's productivity as well as the rights to decide how that natural asset is managed and governed. Lastly, a NAC is “converted” into financial capital by launching an initial public offering on a stock exchange, like the NYSE. This last stage “generates capital to manage the natural asset” and the fluctuation of its price on the stock exchange “signals the value of its natural capital.” However, the NAC and its employees, directors and owners are not necessarily the owners of the natural asset itself following this final step. Instead, as IEG notes, the NAC is merely the issuer while the potential buyers of the natural asset the NAC represents can include: institutional investors, private investors, individuals and institutions, corporations, sovereign wealth funds and multilateral development banks. Thus, asset management firms that essentially already own much of the world, like Blackrock, could thus become owners of soon-to-be monetized natural processes, natural resources and the very foundations of natural life itself. Both the NYSE and IEG have marketed this new investment vehicle as being aimed at generating funds that will go back to conservation or sustainability efforts. However, on the IEG's website, it notes that the goal is really endless profit from natural processes and ecosystems that were previously deemed to be part of “the commons”, i.e. the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. Per the IEG, “as the natural asset prospers, providing a steady or increasing flow of ecosystem services, the company's equity should appreciate accordingly providing investment returns. Shareholders and investors in the company through secondary offers, can take profit by selling shares. These sales can be gauged to reflect the increase in capital value of the stock, roughly in-line with its profitability, creating cashflow based on the health of the company and its assets.” Researcher and journalist Cory Morningstar has strongly disagreed with the approach being taken by NYSE/IEG and views NACs as a system that will only exacerbate the corporate predation of nature, despite claims to the contrary. Morningstar has described NACs as “Rockefeller et al. letting the markets dictate what in nature has value – and what does not. Yet, it's not for capitalist institutions and global finance to decide what life has value. Ecosystems are not ‘assets.' Biological communities exist for their own purposes, not ours.” A New Way to Loot The ultimate goal of NACs is not sustainability or conservation – it is the financialization of nature, i.e. turning nature into a commodity that can be used to keep the current, corrupt Wall Street economy booming under the guise of protecting the environment and preventing its further degradation. Indeed, IEG makes this clear when they note that “the opportunity” of NACs lies not in their potential to improve environmental well-being or sustainability, but in the size of this new asset class, which they term “Nature's Economy.” Indeed, while the asset classes of the current economy are value at approximately $512 trillion, the asset classes unlocked by NACs are significantly larger at $4,000 trillion (i.e. $4 quadrillion). Thus, NACs open up a new feeding ground for predatory Wall Street banks and financial institutions that will allow them to not just dominate the human economy, but the entire natural world. In the world currently being constructed by these and related entities, where even freedom is being re-framed not as a right but “a service,” the natural processes on which life depends are similarly being re-framed as assets, which will have owners. Those “owners” will ultimately have the right, in this system, to dictate who gets access to clean water, to clean air, to nature itself and at what cost. According to Cory Morningstar, one of the other aims of creating “Nature's Economy” and neatly packaging it for Wall Street via NACs is to drastically advance massive land grab efforts made by Wall Street and the oligarch class in recent years. This includes the recent land grabs made by Wall Street firms as well as billionaire “philanthropists” like Bill Gates during the COVID crisis. However, the land grabs facilitated through the development of NACs will largely target indigenous communities in the developing world. As Morningstar notes: “The public launch of NACs strategically preceded the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the biggest biodiversity conference in a decade. Under the pretext of turning 30% of the globe into “protected areas”, the largest global land grab in history is underway. Built on a foundation of white supremacy, this proposal will displace hundreds of millions, furthering the ongoing genocide of Indigenous peoples. The tragic irony is this: while Indigenous peoples represent less than 5% of the global population, they support approximately 80% of all biodiversity.“ IEG, in discussing NACs, tellingly notes that proceeds from a NAC's IPO can be used for the acquisition of more land by its controlling entities or used to boost the budgets or funds of those who receive the capital from the IPO. This is a far cry from the NYSE/IEG sales pitch that NACs are “different” because their IPOs will be used to “preserve and protect” natural areas. The climate change panic that is now rising to the take the place of COVID-19 panic will surely be used to savvily market NACs and similar tactics as necessary to save the planet, but – rest assured – NACs are not a move to save the planet, but a move to enable the same interests responsible for the current environmental crises to usher in a new era where their predatory exploitation reaches new heights that were previously unimaginable.

Living the Sweat Lifestyle
4. Melvin AC Howell - Choreographer, Creative Director, & Founder of Heart & Soul Apparel

Living the Sweat Lifestyle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 62:31


Melvin AC Howell is an internationally cultured dancer, Choreographer, Movement Specialist, and Creative Director who has been transforming and positively impacting lives, while evolving the art of dance, for over 15 years. Melvin is also the Founder and CEO of ‘Heart & Soul Dance Company' where the mission is to offer clothing as unique and rare as YOU are. Each piece is hand dyed and purposeful. When you ‘meet' Melvin, you will instantly smile. He is a bright light, full of energy that you will want to be around! Melvin was born in a small town, within the small town of Morganton, North Carolina and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina where he's constantly working through the arts to spread The Positivity Movement. From the east coast to the west coast, US to South America, on stage to live television, Melvin's approach is his purpose, "Spread Positivity, encouragement, and guidance through dance. The Positivity Movement." Yet, in order to get to this place and this purpose Melvin had to go through the highs & lows to figure out who he was and how he wanted to serve in this world. You'll want to tune in to hear ALL the details in his story! Hear: *How he put in the work, without expectation, to 5 years later getting to make an impact bigger than he could have imagined. *How to show up for your movement even when you don't feel like it! *What a difference dance can make in your life, even if you don't think of yourself anywhere close to being a dancer. *Skating! How he started to get back to this childhood way of moving and is now pursuing helping youth to grow through skating. *All the benefits from moving - the MENTAL more than even the physical. How it impacts his days, the good and bad. *His AMAZING advice to get started working out consistently! Connect: Email: Melvinachowell@gmail.com Facebook: Melvin AC Howell Instagram: @hause_of_mel YouTube: Melvin AC Howell Website: Thepositivitymovement.life Clothing Line: Heartsoulapparel.com

OTB Football
Tim Vickery on South America & Stewart Robson on Arsenal | FOOTBALL SHOW

OTB Football

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 36:58


Will O'Callaghan was joined by Tim Vickery for an update on all things football in South America, while Stewart Robson was on-hand to talk about how well things are going at Arsenal for a change.  In association with Sky Ireland

FULL SEND PODCAST
The NELKBOYS on being Hunted by the Escobar Family and Cartel in South America!

FULL SEND PODCAST

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 84:58


This week the guys sit down at the office to do a NELK only podcast. Learn more about the crazy travel stories, the beef between Gabe and Steiny, why Steve can't keep helping homeless people, and more. FOLLOW FULL SEND PODCAST: YOUTUBE | https://youtube.com/fullsendpodcast INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/fullsendpodcast TWITTER | https://twitter.com/fullsendpodcast TIKTOK | https://tiktok.com/@fullsendpodcast FACEBOOK | https://facebook.com/fullsendpod SNAPCHAT | https://snapchat.com/discover/Full_Send/5169152807 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Empowered Publicity
Being Supported in the Challenges of Evolving in Your Work and Yourself

Empowered Publicity

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 55:08


Carrie Owerko is a renowned yoga and movement teacher with a vast international following, having travelled throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America to share her unique interdisciplinary approach, which weaves movement and exercise science principles into her decades-long study of yoga. Carrie created a series of best-selling online courses for Yoga Journal, [...] The post Being Supported in the Challenges of Evolving in Your Work and Yourself appeared first on Amanda Berlin -- Communication Strategy and Business Consulting.

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick
479 Rick Ridgeway and Listener Ryan in KS

Stand Up! with Pete Dominick

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 150:22


Stand Up is a daily podcast. I book,host,edit, post and promote new episodes with brilliant guests every day. Please subscribe now for as little as 5$ and gain access to a community of over 800 awesome, curious, kind, funny, brilliant, generous souls Check out StandUpwithPete.com to learn more This Week's Sponsors are The Quip Electric Toothbrush GetQuip.com/Standup and Indeed.com/StandUp I have a great news recap for you today and then we get to a very special interview with Rick Ridgeway at 37 mins By the time he was thirty, Rick Ridgeway had gone on more adventures than most people do in an entire lifetime. Called “the real Indiana Jones” by Rolling Stone magazine, Ridgeway doesn't shy away from unknown territory. In fact, he seeks it. Ridgeway is recognized as one of the world's foremost mountaineers. He was part of the 1978 team that were the first Americans to summit K2, the world's second-highest mountain, and he has climbed new routes and explored little-known regions on six continents.Ridgeway is also an environmentalist, writer, photographer, filmmaker, and businessman. For fifteen years beginning in 2005 he oversaw environmental affairs at the outdoor clothing company Patagonia. Before joining Patagonia, he was owner/president of Adventure Photo & Film, a leading stock photo and film agency. He has authored six books and dozens of magazine articles and produced or directed many documentary films. He was honored by National Geographic with their Lifetime Achievement in Adventure Award and was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorers' Club. Ridgeway serves on the boards of Tompkins Conservation and the Turtle Conservancy. He lives in Ojai, California. At the beginning of his memoir Life Lived Wild, Adventures at the Edge of the Map, Rick Ridgeway tells us that if you add up all his many expeditions, he's spent over five years of his life sleeping in tents: “And most of that in small tents pitched in the world's most remote regions.” It's not a boast so much as an explanation. Whether at elevation or raising a family back at sea level, those years taught him, he writes, “to distinguish matters of consequence from matters of inconsequence.” He leaves it to his readers, though, to do the final sort of which is which. Some of his travels made, and remain, news: the first American ascent of K2; the first direct coast-to-coast traverse of Borneo; the first crossing on foot of a 300-mile corner of Tibet so remote no outsider had ever seen it. Big as these trips were, Rick keeps an eye out for the quiet surprises, like the butterflies he encounters at 23,000 feet on K2 or the furtive silhouettes of wild-eared pheasants in Tibet. What really comes through best in Life Lived Wild, though, are his fellow travelers. There's Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard, and Doug Tompkins, best known for cofounding The North Face but better remembered for his conservation throughout South America. Some companions don't make the return journey. Rick treats them all with candor and straightforward tenderness. And through their commitments to protecting the wild places they shared, he discovers his own. A master storyteller, this long-awaited memoir is the book end to Ridgeway's impressive list of publications, including Seven Summits (Grand Central Publishing, 1988), The Shadow of Kilmanjaro (Holt, 1999), and The Big Open(National Geographic, 2005). -------------------------- 1:22 Next I have a conversation with Ryan in KS who I last spoke to back in August on Episode 420 Ryan is a farmer in Kansas who is married and has 4 kids. We had another productive conversation and I think you will like it Check out all things Jon Carroll Follow and Support Pete Coe Pete on YouTube Pete on Twitter Pete On Instagram Pete Personal FB page Stand Up with Pete FB page  

Dr.Future Show, Live FUTURE TUESDAYS on KSCO 1080
Future News and Interview - Space News and Dr. Brian Buma on his 'Atlas of a Changing Climate'

Dr.Future Show, Live FUTURE TUESDAYS on KSCO 1080

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021


Listen Now to Dr.Mrs. Future Show with Dr. Brian Buma Our news this week includes the crazy anti-satellite missile test by Russia, viewing of this week’s Beaver Moon lunar eclipse, the latest theories about that galactic traveler, Oumuamua. Dr. Brian Buma, Disturbance EcologistWe have a very engaging and fun interview this week with Dr. Brian Buma, a ‘Disturbance Ecologist,’ and author of the new book, “An Atlas of the Changing Climate.”  The book is a beautiful collection of maps of the planet, many from National Geographic, giving you a global view of the planet and its complex ecosystems. Dr. Buma shares with us his adventures to the tip of South America, studying the southern most trees in the world, and Alaska, looking at how the northern treeline is changing. He speaks to many of our listeners about their concerns and beliefs about climate change, and has great way of translating scientific information into something the lay public can grok. Enjoy!  

HealthMatters
E72: Understanding Global Epidemiology

HealthMatters

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 25:52


In this episode, we welcome Malwina (Maja) Carrion (maja@bu.edu), a lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences, Sargent College. She introduced the three courses she teaches, from Global Environmental Public Health, Epidemiology, to Neglected Tropical Diseases. She also discussed her latest research on Chagas Disease. About Maja : Professor Maja Carrion has led and managed public health projects and research in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and the US. Her primary research interests are innovative infectious disease surveillance, screening and treatment programs, disease and vector control, and neglected tropical diseases. The moderator of the podcast is Dr. Karen Jacobs (kjacobs@bu.edu), who is the Associate Dean, Digital Learning and Innovation, a Clinical Professor and the Program Director for the online post-professional doctorate in the occupational therapy program at Sargent College. Marial Williams (marialw@bu.edu), a Boston University entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student, composed the music for the podcast.

The Tommy Show
Maskless in DC, Taylor Swift Easter Eggs, Lunar Eclipse, Holiday Market Kicks Off on Friday

The Tommy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 23:49


Mayor Bowser announced yesterday that beginning Monday, November 22, masks will not be required in private businesses. Teacher Tour with Virginia Lottery and Georgetown Cupcakes continues with a visit to McLean High School. A car was vandalized in NE DC with “Mike is a cheater” spray painted and windows bashed. NBC 4's Pat Collins talks with the car owner, not Mike; someone raged on the wrong car. Taylor Swift continues to surprise fans with Easter Eggs in her 2 new videos from the re-recorded Red Album, I Bet You'll Think Of Me and All Too Well. The Downtown Holiday Market begins Friday, November 19. This year's retail lineup will feature more than 70 exhibitors including Black-owned and minority-owned businesses from the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development's (DSLBD) Made in DC program. Six food vendors will provide tasty treats and hot beverages, spread across the market. Lunar Eclipse is occurring on Friday morning, at 4:02 a.m. EST, 99.1% of the Moon will be in Earth's shadow at maximum eclipse. It will be visible across all of North America, much of South America, and portions of Asia. The last time this occurred was in the 15th Century. Links: Mike is A Cheater: https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/mike-is-a-cheater-vengeful-vandal-hits-wrong-car-in-dc/2884767/ TikTok Video on Taylor Swift's Easter Eggs: https://www.tiktok.com/@catquinn/video/7029921165447548166?_d=secCgwIARCbDRjEFSACKAESPgo8s3HX7Rx9x9Cm%2BITbwiQf8Rr9N%2Fod0194axPC5%2BQq3UeCQk8ktmk8XBHmGg%2Bt%2BPDfacgoP7vq3Rhx9PvvGgA%3D&checksum=9ca8b95838dd319ba698106f61fcfcd9b9b9a414b4a4d402a64616b3fada6933&clips_cover_ab=v0&enable_clips=1&language=en&preview_pb=0&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAAMaOdMkDR8NszWtvShacYPXvgbgob33TxluWKi6z73denNeP7rCRW4fvKtfvGcICr&share_app_id=1233&share_item_id=7029921165447548166&share_link_id=122CD261-39F7-40AF-862F-C93D6149566B&source=h5_m×tamp=1637097083&tt_from=sms&u_code=d426hcjb6k5c9j&user_id=6642317007176695813&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=sms&_r=1 Downtown Holiday market site: http://downtownholidaymarket.com/ From Real.Fun.DC. “The Tommy and Kelly Show” is produced in Washington, DC providing news, culture, playful conversation, positive energy, and a dose of morning fun any time. Download the Real.Fun.DC. APP to check out our wide array of programming app.RealFunDC.com Follow Kelly Collis Twitter: https://twitter.com/cityshopgirl Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cityshopgirl/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kellycollis/ Follow Tommy McFLY Twitter: https://twitter.com/tommymcfly Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrtommymcfly/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tommymcfly/

Leading and Learning with David Spell
The Practical Side of Vision

Leading and Learning with David Spell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 15:46


David discusses the power of vision in the life of a leader. It has been said that, "Leaders see what others do not." What is it that these leaders see? David offers a glimpse into several areas in which we all need to improve our vision.Resource Highlight- Leading into the 21st Century...and Beyond! 2.0David and Annie are serving the Lord and God's people in the US, Africa, South America, and India. Would you consider joining their team? Just click here to get involved. Thanks so much!Show credits:Opening music- Beach Bum Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Transition music- Highlight Reel Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Closing music- Slow Burn Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Motoring Podcast - News Show
Facial Gymnastics - 16 November 2021

Motoring Podcast - News Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 53:27


FOLLOW UP: VW LOSES APPEAL IN SUPREME COURTVolkswagen has lost their appeal, in the US Supreme Court, to have claims for damages brought by individual states thrown out. VW felt that the rules only allowed the federal government to make claims for damages under the Clean Air Act. This means the potential for further financial penalties is very real, with Ohio along with counties in Florida and Utah prosecuting Volkswagen and Bosch. To read more, click the Reuters article here. FOLLOW UP: TOWING RULES CHANGE POSTPONED The change in rules, to allow more people to tow larger trailers, has been quietly postponed, with no date yet given as when they will come into force. To see more, click the tweet from @thelorryist who shared the screenshot of the official site amendment, by clicking the link here. FOLLOW UP: “WINNER” OF UK EV CHARGER COMPETITION SHOWNThe Government has revealed the “iconic” charger, for the UK, following work from Royal School of Art and PA Consulting. The design is meant to put ‘ease of use and accessibility' at the heart of the final product. To read more, about this underwhelming concept, click here for the Autocar article. STRIKE ACTION NOT VOTED THROUGH AT DVLAStrike action will not be taking place at DVLA's headquarters, in Swansea, as there wasn't enough votes registered. There has been a long running dispute over the safety of staff, from Covid issues, which prompted this latest move by the unions. To read more, click here for the YesAuto article. COP 26 SOME OEMS SIGN SOME DO NOTAt the recent COP 26 global gathering, to discuss and plan our way out of the climate crisis we have, some manufacturers pledged to aim for deadlines well in the future to stop selling internal combustion engined vehicles, in some markets. On the surface it looks like hitting the targets already stated by many Governments. Not every company agreed to this but as Alan argues, does it matter if a piece of paper is signed if they are actually doing it? To find out more, click the Autocar article here. UK BATTERY INDUSTRY LOSES CHEMICAL FIRMS INVOLVEMENTJohnson Matthey, who were partners for a number of battery production firms, in the UK, has announced they are pulling out of the market and will now focus on decarbonising chemicals in the supply chain and hydrogen technologies. This is a blow to the UK industry. For more information, click here to read the Autocar article. TVR IN JOINT VENTURE WITH MINING COMPANYTVR has announced a joint venture with Ensorcia Metals, a lithium mining company, who will bring cash to help develop the V8 Griffiths and EV technology for future models. To read more and make up your own mind on whether we will actually see any Griffiths on the road, click the Auotcar article here. BRITISH BUILT EV BUSES IN TRIAL Electric double deckers buses, with a range in the region of 300 miles, will begin trials next year. Norfolk based Equipmake, Spanish coachbuilder Beulas and London's largest bus operator are partnering up to investigate the viability of such vehicles. To find out more, click here for the Autocar article. ——————————————————————————-If you like what we do, on this show, and think it is worth a £1.00, please consider supporting us via Patreon. Here is the link to that CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE PODCAST——————————————————————————-NEW NEW CAR NEWSVolkswagen TiagoThe VW Tiago, is known as the Nivus in South America, has been tweaked and brought to Europe next year. Starting at £21,960 and based on the same platform as the Polo and T-Cross, it is a B segment coupe SUV. For more information, click here for the Autocar article. Subaru SolterraSubaru will be revealing their new EV SUV, the Solterra, at the LA Motor Show. You will be unsurprised to hear that due to co-developing this with Toyota (who call their version the bZ4X, if you remember) that it looks almost identical to Toyota's version. More details are due when they pull the covers off at LA. To find out more now though, click the Autocar article here. LUNCHTIME WATCH: NEC CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2021 Alan went to an event last weekend, the NEC Classic Car Show. He met lots of lovely people, some of whom he even remembers their name (as well as actually meeting them!). You can hear him tell Andrew what a fab time he had and also, watch Ian Seabrook's two ace videos from the show here. For Video 1, click this link. After that has whetted your appetite, click here for Video 2. LIST OF THE WEEK: GOOD, BAD OR UGLY? THE BIGGEST AUTOMOTIVE FADSYou can run through the Autocar sideshow of some of the more memorable fads to have struck the motoring world. Once you've been through, don't forget to tell the chaps which is your favourite one and why. To have a look, click this link here. AND FINALLY: UK P1800 GASSER WINS HOT WHEELS LEGEND STATUSThe UK based Volvo P1800 gasser that was the UK's entry into the global finals for the next Hot Wheels Legend car has been picked as the overall winner! The car screams Hot Wheels and we are delighted for Lee Johnstone. To find out more, click the Elan PR post here.

The Critical Hour
Negotiations Ongoing After Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Reignites; Biden-Xi Meeting Concludes

The Critical Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 115:55


Dr. Ken Hammond, professor of East Asian and global history at New Mexico State University, joins us to discuss China. Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden seemed to work around some of the difficulties between the two world powers in a virtual meeting. Biden is reported to have reassured the Asian leader that the US would continue with the "One China" policy and not support Taiwan's independence. Professor Danny Shaw, author, activist, and professor of Latin American studies, joins us to discuss South America. The US empire and its client states have combined to levy sanctions against Nicaragua after incumbent President Daniel Ortega won another landslide victory. Also, Bolivian President Luis Arce argues that Latin America can no longer operate under the Monroe Doctrine, in which the US empire assumes administrative power over the entire continent.Mark Sleboda, Moscow-based international relations security analyst, joins us to discuss the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Armenia's security council secretary Armen Grigoryan has requested military assistance from Russia after border clashes resulted in casualties on its border with Azerbaijan. In November, the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh and border districts of the Syunik Region of Armenia worsened sharply.Dr. Linwood Tauheed, associate professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, joins us to discuss the economy. The Democrats are demanding a tax cut for the rich, which will be the most costly part of President Biden's "Build Back Better" program. Economists are arguing that it is a political gift to the GOP, which will use it to increase their victories in 2022.Scott Ritter, former UN weapon inspector in Iraq, joins us to discuss foreign policy. Scott explains the reality of America's narcissistic "Rules-Based Order" campaign in which the US organizes a world order that maintains its status as the unipolar power. He argues that this system is outdated and no longer feasible as other world powers arise.Randi Nord, writer and activist, joins us to discuss the Saudi war against Yemen. There is another push in Congress and amongst international peace organizations for the US to stop supporting the brutal military campaign against the impoverished nation. Steve Poikonen, national organizer for Action4Assange, joins us to discuss Julian Assange. The recent cover-up of the US Air Force's slaughter of civilians in Syria demonstrates the danger of the Assange prosecution precedent. The US military made significant efforts to cover up and conceal the damage done at every step.Ajamu Baraka, 2016 US vice presidential candidate for the Green Party, joins us to discuss Cuba. The Black Alliance for Peace has written a document to condemn the US empire's attempt to overtly undermine the integrity and territorial sovereignty of Cuba. They argue that the reactionary anti-government protests were funded and supported by US State Department operatives in violation of international law.

WagerTalk Podcast
Stoppage Time | World Cup Qualifying Picks, Predictions and Odds | Soccer Betting Previews 11/16

WagerTalk Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:56


Slowly but surely, teams from around the globe are punching their tickets to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar next winter. In this LIVE episode of Stoppage Time, Carmine Bianco, Kevin Dolan, Pavlos Laguretos, and Nick Borrman break down this weekend's featured World Cup qualifying matches across Europe and North and South America, highlighted by Netherlands vs Norway; Argentina vs Brazil; Wales vs Belgium; and Jamaica vs USMNT. Join the soccer betting experts from WagerTalk and Sportsmemo as they offer their international soccer picks and predictions.#Soccer | #WorldCup | #USMNTThis Week's Featured Games:Introduction 00:00Netherlands vs Norway 06:50Argentina vs Brazil 10:35Wales vs Belgium 18:10Jamaica vs USMNT 21:40Weekend Best Bets 28:10

PMU School: A Podcast For Artists by Artists
24. @dianamanriquemiami: Lower Price Services For New Artists

PMU School: A Podcast For Artists by Artists

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 8:10


In today's episode, @dianamanriquemiami shares her top three reasons why new microblading or powder brow artists should add services like henna brows. These reasons include: practice makes progress, it can help your portfolio grow faster, and finally your business can make more money at the beginning.  You don't want to miss this :) Meet Diana: Diana has been in the field of beauty since 1999. Diana has been certified as a Master Trainer with the world renown Beauty Angels Academy. Diana has been a permanent make up artist since 1999. Never missing a beat, her attendance at continuing education courses in South America, Europe and the United States, in the last 20 years, illustrate her commitment, dedication and passion to keep learning and growing to give her students the best of her knowledge. Having been an instructor of Permanent Make Up at The Beauty Concept School in Miami, Fl in 2001, Elite Master Trainer for The Microblading Club in 2017 and 2018; she is currently one of the Master trainers for Beauty Angels Academy Find Diana on Instagram: @dianamanriquemiami

Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast
Andre Kikoski, ”Row Twice As Hard”, Principal at Andre Kikoski Architect shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #198

Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 32:51


Andre Kikoski, "Row Twice As Hard", Principal at Andre Kikoski Architect shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #198 Andre Kikoski is one of the most respected and accomplished global architects. He has won over 40 international design awards and has been featured in over 1,000 articles in over 30 countries. His design aesthetic is singular and epic. More About Andre Kikoski:  Andre Kikoski, AIA, LEED AP, is the founding principal of Andre Kikoski Architect -- an internationally renowned firm that consistently creates compelling design in a variety of social and cultural contexts. The firm's diverse portfolio includes iconic cultural, residential, hospitality and retail projects for accomplished entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and taste-makers including The Guggenheim Museum, The Related Companies at Hudson Yards, The Howard Hughes Corporation, The Kohler Companies, Ligne Roset, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swarovski Crystal, and most recently DHA Capital at 75 Kenmare Street.  Grounded by enduring architectural principles and driven by innovation, the firm is currently engaged in projects are located throughout North America, Asia and Europe.  Andre Kikoski Architect's fastidious approach produces architecture that unifies people by engaging their memory, activating their senses and creating emotional connection points.  The Wright at the Guggenheim is a unique place to converge in and around art, literally weaving artistry into the very fabric of design. One Hudson Yards features amenities and residences that provide comfort and conviviality, condensing the social landscape of an entire neighborhood inside a single new building.  75 Kenmare's handcrafted cast concrete exterior elevates a common building material to create inspired architecture for the benefit of residents and the community alike. Whether designing a building, an interior, or anything in between, the firm's mission is to provide places for people to come together and create community.    A recipient of the American Institute of Architect's Institute Honor Award, Andre Kikoski Architect has garnered over 44 international design awards and is featured in over 1,000 publications across 30 countries.  A frequent lecturer in Asia, Europe and North and South America, Andre received his Master's degree in Architecture at Harvard University, where he earned Distinctions for Innovation in Design and Technology, and is a Trustee of the Van Alen Institute and Alumni Council Emeritus at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Prior to founding the firm, Andre trained in the offices of I. M. Pei, Richard Meier, and Peter Eisenman. About Michael Valdes:  Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives. Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby's International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent. Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness. Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council. He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

Aquadocs
46. Sustainable Aquaculture to End World Hunger

Aquadocs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 30:39


On this week's episode of Aquadocs, Michelle interviews Dr. Paola Barato, Scientific Director and CEO of CORPAVET and FAO Consultant and professor. Dr. Barato works with groups across the developing world and especially in South America to develop sustainable aquaculture practices with the goal of ending world hunger.

The Final Bell
The Monday Fontanelle Final Bell with Darin Fessler with Lakefront Futures

The Final Bell

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 14:03


11-15-21 • Beans • Meal • Corn struggles • Dollar bull • South America crop • Cash Cattle excitement could continue

Sports Gambling Podcast Network
World Cup Qualifying Predictions - Matchday 10 | Qatar 2022 (Ep. 9) on the Soccer Gambling Podcast

Sports Gambling Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 28:45


The Final international show of 2021, with European WCQ wrapping up tonight and tomorrow. Italy will be looking to avoid the same fate as Portugal, who failed their win group and must now endure the playoffs. The game of the week comes from South America and sees Argentina hosting Brazil tomorrow night, with Argentina defending an impressive 26-match unbeaten streak— dating back to a loss to Brazil in July 2019. Download SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating/review. Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Discuss - Slack | Reddit Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io | BettorFantasy.com/sgpn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Soccer Gambling Podcast
World Cup Qualifying Predictions - Matchday 10 | Qatar 2022 (Ep. 9)

Soccer Gambling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 28:45


The Final international show of 2021, with European WCQ wrapping up tonight and tomorrow. Italy will be looking to avoid the same fate as Portugal, who failed their win group and must now endure the playoffs. The game of the week comes from South America and sees Argentina hosting Brazil tomorrow night, with Argentina defending an impressive 26-match unbeaten streak— dating back to a loss to Brazil in July 2019. Download SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating/review. Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Discuss - Slack | Reddit Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | SoBet.io | BettorFantasy.com/sgpn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Gap Year Radio
Ep. 705 Kevin Fagan on Where There Be Dragons

Gap Year Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 42:59


Today on the pod we have Kevin Fagan joining us, a gap year alum who participated in Where There Be Dragons' Andes and Amazon semester for his fall term, and then spent the second half of his gap year solo backpacking through Europe. Kevin shares with us some highlights from his semester in South America with Dragons and some of his biggest takeaways from this experience, as well as how that semester helped launch him into more independent travels and adventures for his spring semester. Kevin is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University and is now working in sustainability consulting in the Spokane, Washington area, and as someone who is five years out from these experiences is able to share with us how his gap year continues to impact his passions and career path today.

The BobCast
The Bobcast 329: Ryan Tennis

The BobCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 50:41


Hailing from Philadelphia, America's City of Brotherly Love, Ryan Tennis' music is all about dismantling boundaries and bringing people together. Genre-defiant by nature and with diversity at its core, his rousing songs are infused with the rhythms from the many countries he's visited during his extensive tours. While his performances are dynamic and danceable, Tennis' voice and songs have a disarming sweetness that lowers your defenses and lets you breathe easy. A singer-songwriter and guitarist, Ryan Tennis' style bares a strong influence from the Folk and Rock he grew up with (Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Crosby Stills, Nash & Young), a connection with roots soul music that grew in his youth (Bill Withers, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke), and the energy and rhythms of Colombia, where he has toured and collaborated with some of the country's finest artists. Despite a life that now circulates around music almost entirely, Tennis admits he was a late bloomer when it came to songwriting. Sports occupied much of his time during his teens and into college, playing as a 1AA All-American defensive lineman at Davidson College in North Carolina until the age of 22. That intensity and power that he channelled for football still comes through in Tennis' live performances.  Over the last 12 years, Tennis has played 100-200 shows a year and pulled off countless independent tours with shows in the US, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Thailand, and Australia.  Since then, Tennis has also released four full-length LPs and two EPs, has fronted a 10-piece "Graceland'' band with the Grammy award-winning South African bass player Bakithi Kumalo, collaborated with Latin Grammy winning artists Nidia Gongora and Hugo Candaleria, and regularly toured South America with Latin Grammy-nominated group "El Caribefunk”. Additionally, he won the Philadelphia Songwriters Project, was selected as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition, and helped found “Sancochofest” in the City of Tuluá, Colombia. In his hometown of Philadelphia, he curates and hosts “Tracks at the Vale,” a vibrant concert series on the stage he built in his backyard, where the music and the crowd echo the warmth and diversity he has fostered in his music.  “Everyone's struggling these days in their own way, including me” Tennis says. “The best way I've found to feel that joy, that flow, that freedom from worry, is when I'm performing, when I feel like I'm channeling something big. When I'm in that place I can open up my own groove, and open it up for other people too.” Ryan Tennis has achieved so much during his time in music and shows little sign of slowing down. His forthcoming single, 'Alligator' is scheduled for release in early September 2021; a taste of what's to come from his forthcoming album later in the year.  https://www.ryantennismusic.com/  

The Dark Web Vlogs
The Dream Of El Dorado - The Lost City, The Legend, And Those Meddling Conquistadors

The Dark Web Vlogs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 9:29


The Dream Of El Dorado - The Lost City, The Legend, And Those Meddling ConquistadorsThe dream of El Dorado, a lost city of gold, led many a conquistador on a fruitless trek into the rainforests and mountains of South America. But it was all wishful thinking. The "golden one" was actually not a place but a person.Tragically, the desperate hunt for gold is still very much alive. Archaeologists, working at fantastic research institutions like the Museo del Oro in Bogota, are fighting against a rising tide of looting. So just like the European conquistadors of the 16th Century their modern counterparts continue to ravage South America's past and rob us of the fascinating stories behind it.

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
The Venomous Vendetta

The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 42:44


Whilst watching a documentary about some poisonous frogs, Curio Janni in Amsterdam, started to wonder what would happen if a frog licked itself or another frog of the same species. She asks Dr Adam Rutherford and Professor Hannah Fry to investigate whether an animal would react badly to a toxin it itself produces? In essence, 'can a venomous snake kill itself by biting itself?' Of course the answer is complicated, but the sleuths know exactly who to ask. Steve Backshall, award-winning wildlife explorer, best known for his BBC series 'Deadly 60'. Author of 'Venom – Poisonous Creatures in the Natural World'. Steve has been bitten, stung and spat at by a plethora of venomous creatures during his career. He also studied the first-known venomous newt - the sharp-ribbed newt - a creature that has sharpened ribs that when it's under attack, it will squeeze its body force those ribs out through its skin, coating them in venom, which is then delivered into the mouth of an attacker. Professor Nick Casewell, studies venomous snakes and their impact on humans. He works on treatments for snakebites at the Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Snakebites have a huge impact on communities in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and South America. It's now been reinstated as one of the most serious neglected tropical diseases by the World Health Organisation. Traditional treatments - antivenins - can be expensive, difficult to access and don't always work - Nick is looking into alternative medicines to treat snakebite victims. Dr. Ronald Jenner is Principle Researcher in the Comparative Venomics group at the Natural History Museum's Life Sciences, Invertebrates Division and co-wrote the book ‘Venom -the secrets of nature's deadliest weapon.' He explains the evolutionary arms race between venomous predators and their prey and poisonous prey and their predators. He explains how resistance to venom has evolved and how venom has evolved to be more or less powerful over time, answering another Curio - Scott Probert's question on the evolution of venom. Christie Wilcox wrote 'Venomous – How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry'. She studied the molecular basis of lionfish venom. Christie describes how venom and immunity to venom works at the molecular level. Presenters - Adam Rutherford and Hannah Fry Produced by Fiona Roberts

Sports Gambling Podcast Network
World Cup Qualifying Predictions - Matchday 9 | Qatar 2022 (Ep. 8) on the Soccer Gambling Podcast

Sports Gambling Podcast Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 24:45


A hand-picked selection of WCQ matches from Thursday and Friday's slate. Italy host Switzerland in a game that will determine the group winner. Over in South America, Brazil host Colombia, while Argentina travel to Uruguay Download SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating/review. Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Discuss - Slack | Reddit Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | BettorFantasy.com/sgpn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Indagare Global Conversations
Travel Experts Talk: Where to Go in 2022

Indagare Global Conversations

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 46:24


Where should you travel in the new year ahead? Melissa Biggs Bradley talks with travel experts about the top destinations for 2022 from the U.S. and the Caribbean to Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and beyond, Plus, top hotel news, tips on how to navigate the ever-shifting travel landscape in the coming months and much more.

Soccer Gambling Podcast
World Cup Qualifying Predictions - Matchday 9 | Qatar 2022 (Ep. 8)

Soccer Gambling Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 24:45


A hand-picked selection of WCQ matches from Thursday and Friday's slate. Italy host Switzerland in a game that will determine the group winner. Over in South America, Brazil host Colombia, while Argentina travel to Uruguay Download SGPN APP today https://sgpn.app and leave us a rating/review. Follow - Twitter | Instagram Watch - YouTube | Twitch Discuss - Slack | Reddit Read - SportsGamblingPodcast.com Support for this episode - WynnBet | PropSwap.com code “SGP” | PrizePicks.com code “SGP” | BettorFantasy.com/sgpn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

StarShipSofa
StarShipSofa No 673 Mikel J. Wisler

StarShipSofa

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 65:03


Main Fiction: "Falling Sunward" by Mikel J. Wisler.This story is original to StarShipSofa.Mikel J. Wisler is a commercial and documentary filmmaker by day and science fiction author by night. He's a sincere believer that good science fiction can help us save the world. Through his writing and podcast (Exploring Tomorrow: Meaningful Science Fiction and Life's Big Questions), Wisler explores how we as people encounter and wrestle with meaning-of-life questions in the stories we love. He's the author of two novels, Unidentified, and Sleepwalker, with a third on its way. He's also written and directed several award-winning science fiction short films. Wisler was born in Brazil, South America, where he spent most of his childhood. He now lives on the south shore of Boston, Massachusetts, with my wife and daughter. To learn more about his work, please visit mikelwisler.com.Narrated by Tatiana Grey.Tatiana is a critically acclaimed actress of stage, screen, and the audio booth. She has been nominated for dozens of fancy awards but hasn't won a single damned thing. She went to NYU and lives in Brooklyn, New York. You can find her at tatianagrey.com.Fact: Looking Back At Genre History by Amy H SturgisSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/starshipsofa. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Ali on the Run Show
442. LIVE from the New York City Marathon

Ali on the Run Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 80:03


"I wasn't going to let a few bad laps on a circle in Asia redefine how I feel about myself. And I've been that way with the good things, too. The last Olympics, I was on a circle in South America and it went differently, it went great. And it's fun, and it's way more fun to do well, but also, this is a game. I'm choosing to commit my life to this game, and sometimes you win and sometimes you lose." It's New York City Marathon week! And I had the pleasure of getting to host a live show with New Balance at the 1 Hotel Central Park South with an all-star panel of guests: professional athletes Emma Coburn and Dani Jones, Peloton instructor Selena Samuela, and Stolen Starts ambassador Lizeth Aparicio. This wide-ranging conversation covered everything from the highlight reel to the blooper reel. Emma talked about processing this year's Olympics, Dani talked about transitioning from a college all-star to a professional athlete, Selena talked about the pressure to perform live to thousands of fans, and Lizeth talked about the intersection of running and activism in her life. Big thanks to everyone who joined us in that beautiful room, and good luck to everyone running the greatest marathon in the world. You got this! SPONSOR: New Balance. Click here to learn all about the conversations New Balance is having to promote mental wellness. Follow Ali: Instagram @aliontherun1 Join the Facebook group Twitter @aliontherun1 Support on Patreon Blog Strava Listen & Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify SoundCloud Overcast Stitcher Google Play SUPPORT the Ali on the Run Show! If you're enjoying the show, please subscribe and leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Spread the run love. And if you liked this episode, share it with your friends!