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The Ortho Show
Hosted by Dr. Scott Sigman – “Olympic Gold: Dr. Chris Lee”

The Ortho Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 32:22


Dr. Christopher Lee is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, joint and cartilage preservation as well as shoulder and knee replacements. He is in private practice in Burbank, CA. Dr. Lee is also the team physician for men and women's USA National Indoor Volleyball Team. He traveled with the team's to Tokyo for the 2021 Summer Olympics, where he was on the court with the women's team gold medal win. Topics include: -We continue to bring you the best of the best in orthopedics, including those with unique experiences. We hear about Dr. Lee's experience as a violinist since an early age. -He is part of the "Tufts University Triple Jumbo." Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Lee attended Tufts University where he received awards for both academic and artistic achievements. Dr. Lee subsequently attended the Tufts University School of Medicine where he participated in the MD/MBA program. After completing the Tufts Combined Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, he then received his fellowship training at the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship where he trained with international pioneers in sports medicine, arthroscopy and shoulder replacement surgery. -Dr. Lee discusses the long, arduous road to becoming the lead physician for the USA National Indoor Volleyball team for both men's and women's teams'. He gives us the insights going to Tokyo for the Olympics, the challenges while there and ultimately, being there for the women's team big gold win. Find out more about Dr. Christopher Lee here.  For MD's, capture quick reflections on each learning below & how it applies to your day-to-day to unlock a total of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CMEs.

Finding Mastery
Alix Klineman and April Ross: The Journey to Olympic Gold

Finding Mastery

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 92:17


This week's conversation is with professional volleyball players and Olympians Alix Klineman and April Ross. Otherwise known as, The A-Team.On August 6 of this year, Alix and April captured the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, after winning in straight sets versus Australia. In the entire tournament, they went undefeated in match play, only losing one set throughout seven matches. Two weeks later, the pair won the AVP Manhattan Beach Open, their second time winning this tournament together.I've had the privilege to work with both of them - Alix while she was a member of the USA women's national team for indoor volleyball and April throughout the 2016 Olympic Quad.It was an absolute joy to watch them come together to grab the gold in Tokyo.In this conversation, we discuss their journey to Gold… the formation of their partnership, their process for building trust, and what goes into performing at their best when the stakes are the highest.----Please support our partners!We're able to keep growing and creating content for YOU because of their support. We believe in their mission and would appreciate you supporting them in return!!To take advantage of deals from our partners, head to http://www.findingmastery.net/partners where you'll find all discount links and codes mentioned in the podcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Small Talk With Syd - The Podcast
When Life Doesn't Go According To Plan with Olympic Gymnast Peng-Peng Lee

Small Talk With Syd - The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 55:21


In this episode I'm chatting with Peng-Peng Lee who is a Chinese-Canadian Olympic gymnast & content creator. Peng made her gymnastics debut in 2004 at the age of eleven, competing in Elite Canada. Her gymnastics career quickly took off at a junior level, receiving multiple accolades. In 2012 she qualified for the Summer Olympics in London but unfortunately had to pull out due to an ACL injury. Not letting that keep her down, she went on to join the Olympic team as acting captain. Peng later turned to compete at the collegiate level where she dedicated six years as a UCLA Bruins gymnast. In 2018, she won the NCAA Balance Beam title and contributed two perfect tens to help the school clinch their seventh national title! When chatting with Peng I learned that her gymnastics career maybe wasn't exactly what she had planned but that no matter what she always pushed through. Today she has taken all the lessons she has learned & has applied them to her other passions like content creation (3.1MM followers on TikTok), acting & singing. If you want to learn more about Peng's incredible journey be sure to tune in! GUEST INFO: Peng's IG Peng's TikTok LET'S MAKE SMALL TALK: Small Talk With Syd STWS Media WWW.SMALLTALKWITHSYD.COM

HUB History - Our Favorite Stories from Boston History

For Boston Marathon weekend, we're dropping a few of our favorite past episodes into the feed as bonuses. The Boston Marathon was first run in April of 1897, after Bostonians were inspired by the revival of the marathon for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. It is the oldest continuously running marathon, arguably the most prestigious, and the second longest continuously running footrace in North America, having debuted five months after the Buffalo Turkey Trot. Women were not allowed to officially enter the Boston Marathon until 1972. In 1966, Bobbi Gibb became the first woman to run the Boston Marathon. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer, who had registered as “K. V. Switzer”, became the first woman to run and finish with a race number – despite the race director's best efforts. Show notes: http://HUBhistory.com/127/

The Flower Podcast
Floral Educator and Legend, Phil Rulloda

The Flower Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 59:41


My guest this week is Phil Rulloda, widely acclaimed leading floral designer, educator, and commentators with AIFD, AAF, and PFCI certifications. He has been a featured speaker and designer for the floral industry all over the world. His record of first place wins in national and international floral design competitions is unmatched by his peers. At the age of 79 he still shares everything he knows with his students at his school the Southern California School of Floral Design. Phil was invited to the White House to assist in Christmas decorating and has visited many foreign countries at the invitations of heads of State. He's also judged the Tournament of Roses Parade, contributed to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in LA, and many other countless awards and opportunities. We're honored to have him on The Flower Podcast this week to share from his vast life experiences and talent. We cover many topics from where to begin as a floral designer to the importance on mindset as you approach life's challenges. Learn more about Phil and all of our past guests on TheFlowerPodcast.com Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to all of our Zoom chats, tutorials, IG Lives, and video extras. Also Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform. We are available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Gaana, and many more! The Flower Podcast Blog Sponsors of The Flower Podcast Garden Roses Direct Accent Decor The Gardeners Workshop ASCFG

Wahoo Central Podcasts
Wahoo Central Podcast: Todd DeSorbo and Diana Ordoñez

Wahoo Central Podcasts

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 49:09


Head swimming and diving coach Todd DeSorbo looks back on UVA's national championship, the Summer Olympic Games and the start of the Hoos' season with host Jeff White while women's soccer standout Diana Ordoñez reflects on the team's hot start and this weekend's big matchup with North Carolina.

Stats + Stories
The Sports Statistic of the Year | Stats + Stories Episode 202

Stats + Stories

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 26:54


The COVID pandemic put many Sports on hold during 2020, but with the industry roaring back with the 2021 Summer Olympics as well as World Cup qualifier matches sports, and sports statistics, are back. Which is the perfect timing for the unveiling of the Royal Statistical Society's 2021 Sports Statistic of the Year. Robert Mastrodomenico is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society as well as owner and founder of his statistical consulting company Global Sports Statistics. He is also the Chair of RSS' Statisticians for Society initiative since its inception in 2017. He is also an RSS Statistical Ambassador, which involves regular work with the media in assisting with their reporting of statistical issues.

John Bartolo Show
Tatiana Suarez - UFC Strawweight

John Bartolo Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 56:35


Suarez has Mexican ancestry. She started wrestling before her fourth birthday, as all of her older brothers wrestled and she insisted that her mother let her wrestle too. She graduated from Northview High School before attending Lindenwood University. She is a two-time bronze medalist in the world championships of freestyle wrestling. In 2011, she was ranked the number one freestyle wrestler in the US at 55 kg (121 lb). While training for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Suarez suffered a neck injury, which derailed her Olympic aspirations. An MRI and CAT scan not only revealed a bothersome disc in her neck, but a cancerous growth on her thyroid. Suarez underwent radiation therapy and had her thyroid and several lymph nodes removed. After successful treatment, her thyroid cancer was gone and she eventually began to train again. Suarez started practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which led her to discovering mixed martial arts. Thanks to our main sponsors:   Go Check this months feature sponsor:   http://advancewarriorsolutions.com https://inforce-mil.com​ https://www.watchwpsn.com​ code: “BARTOLO” https://www.pulsarnv.com/ https://www.gallowtech.com​​​​ https://rhinosafe.com​​​​​ https://www.galcogunleather.com/​​​​​ https://blackwaterammunition.com​​​​​ https://ritonoptics.com​​​​ www.JohnBartoloShow.com Visit our Friends: Kenzies Optics https://www.kenziesoptics.com Visit Microtech Knives https://microtechknives.com/​​​​​ #johnbartoloshow #johnbartolo

Congressional Dish
CD239: The Enablers of Larry Nassar

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 108:11


In June 2015, the FBI in Indianapolis was notified that Larry Nassar, a doctor for Olympic caliber gymnasts, was sexually abusing his underage patients. In this episode, hear highlights from a riveting Senate hearing with testimony from Maggie Nichols, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Simone Biles and get all the details presented in an Inspector General report explaining why the FBI did nothing to stop Larry Nassar for over a year while he continued to abuse dozens of additional young girls. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Documentaries Athlete A. Netflix. Hannah Shaw-Williams. June 24, 2020. “Athlete A True Story: What Netflix's Documentary Leaves Out” Screen Rant. Government Documents and Reports Office of the Inspector General. July 2021. Investigation and Review of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar (21-093). United States Department of Justice. Office of the Inspector General. 2021. “DOJ OIG Releases Report of Investigation and Review of the FBI's Handling of Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Former USA Gymnastics Physician Lawrence Gerard Nassar.” U.S. Department of Justice. Senator Jerry Moran and Senator Richard Blumenthal. July 30, 2019. The Courage of Survivors: A Call to Action. Senate Olympics Investigation. Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. September 8, 2016. “Jane JD Doe Complaint: Case Number 34-2016-00200075.” Superior Court of California, Sacramento. News Coverage Grace Segers. September 15, 2021. “Gymnasts Rip the FBI for Its Failure to Stop Larry Nassar's Serial Sexual Abuses.” The New Republic. Rebecca Shabad. September 15, 2021. “FBI fires agent accused of failing to investigate Nassar sex-abuse allegations.” NBC News. Kara Berg. September 8, 2021. “How much Michigan State has paid in wake of Larry Nassar scandal.” The Lansing State Journal. Sayantani Nath. February 25, 2021. “Who owns Twistars USA gym now? John Geddert sold gym infamous for Larry Nassar's sexual abuse before suicide.” MEAWW (Media, Entertainment, Arts WorldWide). Reuters. February 25, 2021. “Nassar Whistleblower Repeats Call for USAG Decertification.” U.S. News & World Report. Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski and Juliet Macur. February 3, 2018. “As F.B.I. Took a Year to Pursue the Nassar Case, Dozens Say They Were Molested.” The New York Times. Matthew Futterman, Louise Radnofsky and Rebecca Davis O'Brien. June 2, 2017. “Former U.S. Gymnastics Chief Received $1 Million Severance Package.” The Wall Street Journal. Tim Evans, Mark Alesia, and Marisa Kwiatkowski. September 12, 2016. “Former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse.” The Indianapolis Star. Marisa Kwiatkowski, Mark Alesia and Tim Evans. August 4, 2016. “A blind eye to sex abuse: How USA Gymnastics failed to report cases.” The Indianapolis Star. Matt Krantz. September 13, 2013. “2008 crisis still hangs over credit-rating firms.” USA Today. Audio Sources Dereliction of Duty: Examining the Inspector General's Report on the FBI's Handling of the Larry Nassar Investigation Senate Judiciary Committee September 15, 2021 Committee concluded a hearing to examine the Inspector General's report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's handling of the Larry Nassar investigation, after receiving testimony from Michael E. Horowitz, Inspector General, and Christopher A. Wray, Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation, both of the Department of Justice; Simone Biles, Houston, Texas; McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, California; Maggie Nichols, Little Canada, Minnesota; and Aly Raisman, Boston, Massachusetts. Sound Clips 47:54 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): By the time Nassar was convicted and sentenced in federal and Michigan State court, over 150 survivors had come forward to recount the impact of these horrific crimes. Today we believe Nasser abused more than 300 athletes before he was brought to justice. 48:20 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Between 2018 and 2019, a subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee led by our colleagues, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Jerry Moran conducted an 18 month investigation into this case. The investigation concluded that the US Olympic Committee in the USA Gymnastics knowingly concealed abuse by masseur between the summer of 2015 and September of 2016. The Senate passed two bills aimed at addressing the failures in the Nasser case with overwhelming bipartisan support that protecting young victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, sponsored by Senator Feinstein, and the umpiring Olympic Paralympic amateur athletes act of 2020 by Senators Moran and Blumenthal both extended the duty of certain adults to report suspected child abuse. These are good and important steps. But the reporting requirement in both laws is not worth much if law enforcement and the FBI failed to respond and immediately and aggressively investigate the abuse cases. 51:57 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): We'll also hear from the Inspector General and the FBI Director, who owe these young women in this committee an explanation of what the FBI is doing to ensure that this never happens again. And I'll add that I am disappointed. We asked the Justice Department to testify about their decision not to prosecute the two FBI officials who made false statements to the Attorney General. I understand it's a long standing department policy not to comment on decisions not to prosecute, but robust oversight of the Department of Justice is a core responsibility of this committee, committed to ensuring that committee members have an opportunity to question the Department of Justice about this issue at an oversight hearing in the fall. 56:44 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I suspect there's much more to that story. One issue not talked about much is that the FBI has a division in Washington DC, known as the Violent Crimes Against Children unit. This component of headquarters was notified by two of its field offices about the Nassar allegations way back in 2015, and 2016, respectively. The Children's unit employs subject matter experts so it is well position in FBI to guide those field officers on their duties in child exploitation cases. Because it's housed at headquarters, this children's unit also was uniquely positioned to play a coordinating role by supervising case transfers to the appropriate FBI field offices. And this unit was well positioned to offer qualitative supervision of field offices' work. 58:19 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): The Children's unit helped develop a white paper, or more accurately, a whitewash, after the Nassar case attracted national attention. Ensuring that truthful information was provided about the FBI's role in this investigation was clearly not the main priority. This is a serious problem at the heart of the FBI. Not a case of a few errant agents. 1:00:12 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): Finally, I want to mention that I'm working on legislation to close the legislative loophole in the sex tourism statute that the Inspector General flagged in his report. This gap in the law allowed Larry Nassar to evade federal prosecution for assaulting children while traveling abroad. 1:26:34 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our first witness Simone Biles, one of the greatest gymnast of all time. She is the first woman to capture five all round world championship titles and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in World Championships history. 25 medals overall, she is a seven time Olympic medalist. Her extraordinary accomplishments have received widespread recognition including two Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year awards. 1:27:18 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): McKayla Maroney was a member of the American women's gymnastics team dubbed the Fierce Five at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She won a gold medal in team competition and an individual silver medal in the vault. She was also a member of the American team at the 2011 World Championships where she won gold medals in the team and vault competitions and the 2013 World Championships where she defended her vault title and we frequently see her on TV jumping on a roof. 1:27:48 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Our next witness Maggie Nichols led the University of Oklahoma women's gymnastics team to Team national championships in 2017 and 2019, also winning six individual titles. She represented the United States at the 2015 World Championships where she won a gold medal in team competition and a bronze medal on floor exercise. She also holds several USA Gymnastics national championship medals. 1:28:15 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Finally, Aly Raisman, one of the most accomplished American gymnast of all time, two time Olympian, team captain of the 2012 and 2016 women's gymnastics team captured six Olympic and four World Championship medals, including an individual silver medal in the 2016 Olympic all around and gold medals in team competition in 2012 and 2016. A leader on and off the floor. Reisman uses her platform to advocate for abuse prevention and education. 1:32:25 Simone Biles: USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew that I was abused by their official team doctor long before I was ever made aware of their knowledge. In May of 2015, Rhonda Faehn, the former head of USA Gymnastics women's program, was told by my friend and teammate, Maggie Nichols, that she suspected I, too was a victim. I didn't understand the magnitude of what was happening until the Indianapolis Star published its article in the fall of 2016, entitled, "former USA Gymnastics doctor accused of abuse." Yet while I was a member of the 2016 US Olympic team, neither USAG USOPC nor the FBI ever contacted me or my parents, while others had been informed and investigations were ongoing. I had been left to wonder why was not taught until after the Rio Games. This is the largest case of sexual abuse in the history of American sport. And although, there has been a fully independent investigation of the FBI his handling of the case, neither USAG nor USOPC have ever been made the subject of the same level of scrutiny. These are the entities entrusted with the protection of our sport and our athletes. And yet it feels like questions of responsibility and organizational failures remain unanswered. 1:34:30 Simone Biles: We have been failed and we deserve answers. Nassar is where he belongs, but those who enabled him deserve to be held accountable. If they are not, I am convinced that this will continue to happen to others, across Olympic sports. In reviewing the OIGs report, it really feels like the FBI turned a blind eye to us and went out of its way to help protect USAG and USOPC. A message needs to be sent. If you allow a predator to harm children, the consequences will be swift and severe. 1:37:00 McKayla Maroney: As most of you are probably aware, I was molested by the US Gymnastics National Team and Olympic Team doctor, Larry Nasser, and in actuality, he turned out to be more of a pedophile than he was a doctor. What I'm trying to bring to your attention today is something incredibly disturbing and illegal. After telling my entire story of abuse to the FBI in the Summer of 2015, not only did the FBI not report my abuse, but when they eventually documented my report, 17 months later, they made entirely false claims about what I said. After reading the Office of Inspector General's OIG report, I was shocked and deeply disappointed at this narrative they chose to fabricate, they chose to lie about what I said and protect a serial child molester, rather than protect not only me, but countless others. My story is one which Special Agent in Charge Jay Abbott and his subordinates did not want you to hear. And it's time that I tell you. In the summer of 2015, like I said, I was scheduled to speak to the FBI about my abuse with Larry Nasser over the phone. I was too sick to go meet with anyone in person. And talking about this abuse would give me PTSD for days. But I chose to speak about it to try and make a difference and protect others. I remember sitting on my bedroom floor for nearly three hours as I told them what happened to me. I hadn't even told my own mother about these facts. But I thought as uncomfortable and as hard as it was to tell my story, I was going to make a difference, and hopefully protecting others from the same abuse. I answered all of their questions honestly and clearly. And I disclosed all of my molestations I had entered by Nassar to them in extreme detail. They told me to start from the beginning. I told them about the sport of gymnastics, how you make the national team, and how I came to meet Larry Nassar when I was 13 at a Texas camp. I told him that the first thing Larry Nassar ever said to me was to change into shorts with no underwear, because that would make it easier for him to work on me. And within minutes, he had his fingers in my vagina. The FBI then immediately asked, Did he insert his fingers into your rectum? I said, No, he never did. They asked if he used gloves. I said no, he never did. They asked if this treatment ever helped me. I said no, it never did. This treatment was 100% abuse and never gave me any relief. I then told the FBI about Tokyo, the day he gave me a sleeping pill for the plane ride, to then work on me later that night. That evening, I was naked, completely alone with him on top of me molesting me for hours. I told them I thought I was going to die that night, because there was no way that he would let me go. But he did. I told them I walked the halls of a Tokyo hotel at 2am, at only 15 years old. I began crying at the memory over the phone. And there was just dead silence. I was so shocked at the agent's silence and disregard for my trauma. After that minute of silence he asked "Is that all?" Those words in itself was one of the worst moments of this entire process for me, to have my abuse be minimized and disregarded by the people who were supposed to protect me. Just to feel like my abuse was not enough. But the truth is my abuse was enough, and they wanted to cover it up. USA Gymnastics in concert with the FBI and the Olympic Committee or working together to conceal that Larry Nassar was a predator. I then proceeded to tell them about London, and how he'd signed me up last on his sheet so he could molest me for hours twice a day. I told them how he molested me right before I won my team gold medal. How he gave me presents, bought me caramel macchiatos and bread when I was hungry. I even sent them screenshots of Nassar's last text to me, which was "Michaela, I love how you see the world with rose colored glasses. I hope you continue to do so." This was very clear cookie cutter pedophilia and abuse. And this is important because I told the FBI all of this, and they chose to falsify my report and to not only minimize my abuse, but silence me yet again. I thought given the severity of the situation, they would act quickly for the sake of protecting other girls, but instead, it took them 14 months to report anything when Larry Nassar, in my opinion, should have been in jail that day. 1:42:00 McKayla Maroney: According to the OIG report, about 14 months after I disclosed my abuse to the FBI, nearly a year and a half later, the FBI agent who interviewed me in 2015 decided to write down my statement, a statement that the OIG report determined to be materially false. 1:42:33 McKayla Maroney: What is the point of reporting abuse if our own FBI agents are going to take it upon themselves to bury that report in a drawer? 1:42:55 McKayla Maroney: What's even more upsetting to me is that we now we know that these FBI agents have committed an obvious crime. They falsified my statement, and that is illegal in itself. Yet no recourse has been taken against them. The Department of Justice refused to prosecute these individuals. Why? Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco couldn't even bring herself to be here today. And it is the Department of Justice's job to hold them accountable. 1:43:25 McKayla Maroney: I am tired of waiting for people to do the right thing, because my abuse was enough and we deserve justice. These individuals clearly violated policies and were negligent in executing their duties. And in doing so, more girls were abused by Larry Nasser for over a year. To not indict these agents is a disservice to me and my teammates. It is a disservice to the system which was built to protect all of us from abuse. It was a disservice to every victim who suffered needlessly at the hands of Larry Nassar after I spoke up. Why are public servants whose job is to protect getting away with this? This is not justice. Enough is enough. Today, I ask you all to hear my voice. I ask you please do all that is in your power to ensure that these individuals are held responsible and accountable for ignoring my initial report, for lying about my initial report, and for covering up for a child molester. 1:44:30 McKayla Maroney: I would like to express my deep gratitude to the United States Senate, a very powerful institution, that from the very beginning has fought for us rather than against us. 1:46:47 Maggie Nichols After I reported my abuse to USA Gymnastics, my family and I were told by their former president, Steve Penny, to keep quiet and not say anything that could hurt the FBI investigation. We now know there was no real FBI investigation occurring. While my complaints with the FBI, Larry Nassar continued to abuse women and girls. During this time the FBI issued no search warrants and made no arrests. From the day I reported my molestation by Nassar, I was treated differently by USAG. Not only did the FBI fail to conduct a thorough investigation, but they also knew that USAG and the USOPC created a false narrative where Larry Nasser was allowed to retire with his reputation intact and returned to Michigan State University, thus allowing dozens of little girls to be molested. As the Inspector General's report details during this time period, FBI agents did not properly documented evidence failed to report proper authorities and the Special Agent in Charge was seeking to become the new director of security for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. A job opportunity raised by Steve Penny. 1:51:20 Aly Raisman: In 2015, it was known that at least six national team athletes had been abused by Nassar. There was even one of the athletes that was abused on film. Given our abusers unfettered access to children, stopping him should have been a priority. Instead, the following occurred. The FBI failed to interview pertinent parties in a timely manner. It took over 14 months for the FBI to contact me, despite my many requests to be interviewed by them. The records establish that Steve Penney, FBI agent Jay Abbott, and their subordinates worked to conceal Nassar's crimes. Steve Penney arranged with the FBI to conduct my interview at the Olympic Training Center, where I was under the control and observation of USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The day of my interview, Steve Penny flew to the Olympic Training Center, and he made sure I was aware he was there. I felt pressured by the FBI to consent to Nassar's plea deal. The agent diminish the significance of my abuse and it made me feel my criminal case wasn't worth pursuing. Special Agent in Charge of investigating Nassar met Steve penny for beers to discuss job opportunities in the Olympic movement. Another FBI agent work with Steve penny to determine jurisdiction without interviewing the survivors. I've watched multiple high ranking officials at USAG, USOPC and FBI resign or retire without explanation of how they may have contributed to the problem, some of whom were publicly thanked for their service and rewarded with severance or bonus money. My reports of abuse were not only buried by USAG USOPC, but they were also mishandled by federal law enforcement officers who failed to follow their most basic duties. The FBI and others within both USAG and USOPC knew that Nasser molested children and did nothing to restrict his access. Steve Penny and any USAG employee could have walked a few steps to file a report with the Indiana Child Protective Services since they shared the same building. Instead, they quietly allowed Nassar to slip out the side door knowingly allowing him to continue his “work” at MSU Sparrow hospital, a USAG Club, and even run for school board. Nassar found more than 100 new victims to molest. It was like serving innocent children up to a pedophile on a silver platter. 1:54:33 Aly Raisman: USAG and USOPC have a long history of enabling abuse by turning a blind eye. Both organizations knew of Nassar's abuse long before it became public. Although you wouldn't know that by reading their press releases, which would have you and their corporate sponsors believe that athletes safety comes first. We have called for a fully independent factual investigation for years now, because I and these women who sit before you know firsthand, these organizations and their public statements are not to be trusted. They claim they want accountability, but then seek to restrict which staff can be interviewed, which documents can be examined and claim attorney client privilege over and over again. The so called investigations these organizations orchestrated were not designed to provide the answers we so critically need. Why are we left to guess why USAG and USOPC deliberately ignored reported abuse? Was it to protect the value of the sponsorships? The LA 28 bid? their own jobs? to avoid criminal liability, perhaps. But why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high? 1:56:04 Aly Raisman: Why would duly sworn federal law enforcement officers ignore reports of abuse by a doctor across state lines and country borders for a future job opportunity? Or whether additional incentives and pressures? Why must we speculate when the facts are obtainable and the stakes are so high 1:57:00 Aly Raisman: Without knowing who knew what when, we cannot identify all enablers or determine whether they are still in positions of power. We just can't fix a problem we don't understand 2:04:28 Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA): I Hope this isn't something so sensitive, you don't feel you can talk about it. But do you have any thoughts or inputs to share about SafeSport, the national nonprofit entity that has been tasked by Congress with handling allegations from amateur athletes? Aly Raisman: Yeah, I personally think safe sport is...I'm trying to be respectful here...I don't like safe sport. I hear from many survivors that they report their abuse and it's like playing hot potato where someone else kicks it over to somebody else, and they don't hear back for a really long time. I think a really big issue is that safe sport is funded by USA Gymnastics or the United States Olympic Committee. I'm not sure exactly what the correct terminology is. But if you're SafeSport and you are funded by the organization you're investigating, they're likely not going to do the right thing. And so I think that it needs to be completely separate. And I personally think SafeSport needs a lot of work. And I know from many survivors and you know, my mom has personally reported things to safesport, but we've followed up so many times, they say we can't help you or they either ignore us or pass it on to somebody else and the person they pass it on to says they kick it back to them. It's just a complete mess and the priority doesn't seem to be safety and well being of athletes. It seems to be protecting USA Gymnastics and doing everything to keep the PR good. 2:10:15 Aly Raisman: Because the FBI made me feel like my abuse didn't count and it wasn't a big deal. And I remember sitting there with the FBI agent and him trying to convince me that it wasn't that bad. And it's taken me years of therapy to realize that my abuse was bad that it does matter. 2:11:33 Simone Biles: Okay, one more to add -- we also want to see them, at least be federally prosecuted to the fullest extent because they need to be held accountable. 3:03:54 FBI Director Christopher Wray: I want to be crystal clear, the actions and inaction of the FBI employees detailed in this report are totally unacceptable. These individuals betrayed the core duty that they have of protecting people. They failed to protect young women and girls from abuse. The work we do certainly is often complicated and uncertain, and we're never going to be perfect, but the kinds of fundamental errors that were made in this case in 2015 and 2016 should never have happened. 3:06:37 FBI Director Christopher Wray: When I received the Inspector General's report and saw that the Supervisory Special Agent in Indianapolis had failed to carry out even the most basic parts of the job, I immediately made sure he was no longer performing the functions of a Special Agent, and I can now tell you that that individual no longer works for the FBI in any capacity. 03:07:01 FBI Director Christopher Wray: As for the former Indianapolis specialists in charge, the descriptions of his behavior also reflect violations of the FBI, his long standing code of conduct and the ethical obligations for all FBI employees, especially senior officials. Now that individual has been gone for the Bureau for about three and a half years having retired in January of 2018. Before any review launched and I will say I will say it is extremely frustrating that we are left with little disciplinary recourse when people retire before their cases can be adjudicated. 3:11:10 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Let me briefly just summarize the results of our investigation. In July 2015, USA Gymnastics reported the sexual assault allegations against Nassar to the FBI Indianapolis field office. USA Gymnastics officials described graphic information that had been provided by Ms. Maroney, Ms. Nichols and Ms. Raisman, and informed the FBI that all three athletes were available to be interviewed. However, it wasn't until six weeks later, on September 2, that the Indianapolis office interviewed Ms. Maroney by telephone as you heard, and neither Ms. Nichols nor Ms. Raisman were ever interviewed by that office. Moreover, the Indianapolis office did not formally document its interview of Ms. Maroney at the time, or its July meeting with USA Gymnastics. The Office also didn't formally open an investigation or an assessment of the matter. Immediately following that September 2 interview, the Indianapolis office and local federal prosecutors concluded there was no venue in Indianapolis for the federal investigation. Both offices also had serious questions as to whether there was federal criminal jurisdiction, as opposed to state or local jurisdiction. Yet the Indianapolis Field Office didn't advise state or local authorities about the allegations and didn't take any actions to mitigate the risks to gymnast that Nassar was continuing to treat. Further, that office failed to transfer the case to the FBI office that actually might have had venue, despite informing USA Gymnastics that it had actually done so. 3:12:45 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: After eight months of FBI inactivity, in May 2016, USA Gymnastics officials contacted the FBI Los Angeles field office to report the same allegations that they had provided to the Indianapolis office. Following this meeting, the LA office opened a federal investigation and undertook numerous investigative steps. But, critically, it didn't contact state or local authorities and it didn't take action to mitigate the ongoing threat presented by Nassar. 3:13:13 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It wasn't until August 2016 when Michigan State University Police, that police department, received a separate sexual assault complaint from another gymnast. And in September 2016, the next month, the MSU Police Department executed a court authorized search of Nassar's residence. Among other things, they seized devices containing over 30,000 images of child pornography. 3:13:42 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: According to civil court documents, approximately 70 or more young athletes were allegedly sexually abused by Nassar under the guise of medical treatment between July 2015, when the FBI first received these allegations, until September 2016. 3:14:00 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We further found that when the FBI's handling of the Nassar matter came under scrutiny in 2017 and 2018, Indianapolis officials provided inaccurate information to make it appear that they had actually been diligent in their follow-up efforts, and did so in part by blaming others. In addition, it resulted in the Indianapolis Supervisory Special Agent drafting a summary of his telephonic interview of Ms. Maroney from 2015. That summary included statements, as you heard from Ms. Maroney, that didn't accurately reflect what she had told them and could have actually jeopardized the criminal investigations by including false information that could have bolstered Nasser's defense. Further, we concluded that that agent made false testimony statements to the OIG in two interviews that we conducted. 3:14:55 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: We also learned during our investigation that in the fall of 2015, the FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge, Jay Abbott, met with USA Gymnastics president, Steve Penny, at a bar and discussed a potential job opportunity with the US Olympic Committee. Thereafter, Abbott engaged with Penny about both his interest in the US Olympic Committee job and the Nassar investigation, while at the same time participating in Nassar investigation discussions at the FBI. Abbott applied for the US Olympic Committee position in 2017. But wasn't selected. We determined that Abbott's actions violated the FBI's clear conflicts of interest policy. We also found that Abbott made false statements to the OIG and my agents in two interviews that we conducted. 3:19:21 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we have something called CAFI's, which are Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers. These are interviewers who are specially trained in the unique sensitivities of what it takes to interview people, victims, survivors of these kinds of crimes. And one of the reforms that we've put in place is to make crystal clear in policy that interviews of individuals like Miss Raisman should be conducted with those kinds of interviewers and they should not be conducted telephonically, they should be conducted in person wherever possible. That was true before, we've made it more clear now, and we're putting training in place --mandatory training. 3:20:12 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): General Horowitz, did any of the FBI employees or agents involved in this case deliberately misrepresent any facts to you and your investigation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: They did. We found both that the person who wrote the report that Ms. Maroney testified about falsely testified to us about what he did in connection with that report, as well as other matters that we asked him about and Special Agent in Charge Abbott made false statements to us about the steps he took in 2015 when these allegations came in, but also about his job seeking efforts with the US Olympic Committee. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Do these deliberate misrepresentations reach the level of criminal violation? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: Well, we found that they violated criminal law sufficiently that in what we do at that point is make the referral to prosecutors to assess them because that's who needs to make the decision whether or not there will be charges brought. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Director Wray, what happened next? FBI Director Christopher Wray: Well, as inspector general Horowitz said, those were referred to the prosecutors over at the Justice Department and they're the ones that made the decision. As I understand it from Inspector General Horowitz's report the prosecutors at the Justice Department on two separate occasions, both in 2020 and then again in 2021, declined to prosecute, but I really would defer to the Justice Department for those. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL): Are you personally aware or professionally aware of any facts or circumstances that would lead to that decision? FBI Director Christopher Wray: I am not. 3:22:49 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So there's a whole bunch of things we've done differently. First, we've accepted every single one of Inspector General Horowitz's recommendations, and then some. We've already begun implementing all of those. We are strengthening policies, we're strengthening procedures. We're taking training, we're strengthening our systems, all building in double checked triple checks, safeguards, oversight, different ways of making sure that we cannot have as occurred here, in certain instances, a single point of failure. That's one of the lessons here that is just totally unacceptable. And so part of what's built in is a bunch of, as I said, double and triple, even quadruple checks to make sure that that doesn't happen, both in terms of how the initial reports are handled with the appropriate urgency, but also in terms of communication. One of the important recommendations from Inspector General Horowitz is reporting to state local law enforcement, as well as communications between field offices, transfers between field offices. 3:31:20 FBI Director Christopher Wray: My understanding of the most senior individual involved, based on looking at the thorough and independent investigation that Inspector General Horowitz conducted, was that the most senior individual with knowledge and responsibility was the Special Agent in Charge in Indianapolis, Mr. Abbott. 3:32:23 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: FBI policies don't require the level of detail and reporting to the headquarters unit that would, for example, put the responsibility directly on them to have notified state local authorities. 3:56:55 Senator Chris Coons (D-DE): My impression from what she'd said, and what I've read is that their concern is that USA Gymnastics and the Olympic Committee have thrown a variety of roadblocks into a genuinely thorough investigation into whether there had or hadn't been previous incidents similar to Dr. Nassar, either in USA Gymnastics or within sports more broadly. It is hard to believe that this is the only time that there's been a failing of this scale. Given, Director Wray, when you just said about the 16,000 arrests, we all know that the horror of child sexual abuse is tragically far more widespread in this country and around the world than any of us would like to see. So first. Mr. Horwitz, do you think there is still a pressing need? And who would be the appropriate entity to conduct that? And what if any advice do you have for us on respecting her request to this committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: It's a great question, Senator Coons. And, frankly, as you indicated, the reason we can do a report like this and other reports that we've been able to do is because of the statutory authorities that we've been given by the Congress that make us independent. And by the way, picking up on something Miss Raisman said, which was very perceptive, about who is funding the oversight, as you know, back in 2008, we were given an independent budget line so that our budget is not coming from the Justice Department, but is being set by an independent appropriator. I don't know, as I sit here, frankly, what the oversight mechanisms are currently on USOC and the other entities. But actually, one of the things I did have a chance to talk with Senator Blumenthal about during the break was the importance of given what I'd heard from these gymnast's, the very issue you just mentioned, which is thinking about what is the right independent oversight mechanism of those bodies, which are not just private entities, right? These are organizations that have been sanctioned by Congress to oversee our US athletes, and they need strong oversight as well and I'm happy to work with you as well Senator, and the committee, in thinking about how to do that because we are seeing the IG (Inspector General) model replicated in many places, as you know, across the country, including many state and local entities. 4:04:55 Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): What steps are you taking to ensure that the agents communicate allegations of sexual assault with local law enforcement? FBI Director Christopher Wray: So we've enhanced our policies and procedures on the specific issue of reporting sake and local law enforcement built in. Now they have to document it, which they didn't have to before. And that builds in, as inspector general Horowitz referred to, an ability to hold them accountable. They have to alert their supervisors. So there's a second set of eyes. So that would help. We've also enhanced our training to make clear that it's mandatory and that's regardless of whether there's some question about potential federal jurisdiction. We can continue to investigate if we there's federal jurisdiction, but we have to do, on a parallel track, report to the appropriate state and local or, in some cases, social services agencies as well. 4:06:36 FBI Director Christopher Wray: So I appreciate the question. There are two pieces of this one. The Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewers (CAFIs), which again, is a very specific discipline that requires very specific sensitivities and skill sets. And we've changed our policies to reinforce the use of those interviewers for these kinds of cases. Second is our victim services division. And one of the things that we changed even before receiving inspector general Horowitz his report on my watch is to make clear that the victim services that we provide, which is a little bit different from the forensic interviewing part of it, but it's also very important to handling these survivors with the appropriate sensitivity, that that is triggered at any stage. There is not just a full investigation, but we're in when we're in the assessment or pre-assessment phase. It has to happen there too. 4:07:42 FBI Director Christopher Wray: The scale of this kind of criminality in the country, as reflected by the 18,000 investigations that we've had over the past five years and the 16,000 arrests that we with our partners have made over the last five years, I think goes to your question about resources. And I can assure you that if the Congress were to see fit to give us more resources for those programs, they would immediately be able to be put to good use. 4:12:15 Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CN): Jay Abbott lied to you. Why do you in the course of your investigation of his Miss Congo 18 United States Code 1001. People get prosecuted for making false statements when they applied to a bank, federally insured bank for a mortgage. And here is a federal agent, the former Special Agent in Charge of the Indianeapolis office making a material false statement to you. In your investigation, you refer that for criminal prosecution, did you not? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. 4:42:30 Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): Could you please elaborate on the nature of the discussions between Mr. Abbott and Mr. Penny, regarding potential employment for Mr. Abbott at institutions associated with USA Gymnastics or the US Olympic Committee? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: I can. They began, as I mentioned in a discussion that they had when they met at a bar in 2015, where Mr. Penny and Mr. Abbott discussed a future job opening, Head of Security at the US Olympic Committee, that Mr. Penny expected to occur. That initial discussion led to Mr. Abbott's interest in the position. And then there are ongoing discussions between the two of them, as we outlined in the report, in emails that we've seen, where Mr. Abbott expresses his interest in the job. And equally troubling, acknowledges that it would be inappropriate for him and a conflict of interest for him to pursue the position because of the ongoing Nassar investigation. Yet, as we found in 2017, that is precisely what he did in applying for the job, which he was never ultimately interviewed for. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): And who initiated the discussion about employment prospects? Was that an opportunity dangled by Mr. Penny? Or was it solicited by Mr. Abbott? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That was an opportunity mentioned first by Mr. Penny, because of his understanding that there might be a future retirement or an upcoming retirement at the US Olympic Committee. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA): So just to be clear, Mr. Penny, the Chief Executive at USA Gymnastics, while there is an ongoing FBI inquiry into gross misconduct, criminal activity and sexual abuse by at least one USA Gymnastics employee, raises with the Special Agent in Charge at the field office that is steering this investigation, the prospect of potentially lucrative and prestigious employment at a parallel organization where Mr. Penny may have influence. Is that correct? Inspector General Michael Horowitz: That's correct. And at the same time, writing in emails for example, how he's looking for additional information about the Nassar investigation and events as they occur. 4:46:06 Inspector General Michael Horowitz: The challenge on Mr. Abbott, with regard to the criminal issue here, which is 18 USC 208, which is the federal criminal statute is a, I think I mentioned this earlier, challenging one and that's being generous with speaking about how it's written to determine whether there was a criminal violation. The challenge here was, and I'm focused on the law here as to how 208 is because Mr. Abbott was looking for a job at the US Olympic Committee, and Mr. Penny was employed by the US Gymnastics Federation Association, two different entities, that situation is not clearly covered by 208. No matter how clear it would be to a layperson the interactions between those two entities. Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Discover Lafayette
Boyer Derise – Good Eats Kitchen

Discover Lafayette

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 58:03


Boyer Derise, owner/founder of Good Eats Kitchen, joined Discover Lafayette to discuss his career journey as a professional chef. His story is really one of being an entrepreneur who has learned to evolve and adapt to meet the needs of today's world, especially with the challenges of the pandemic. Boyer, a Delcambre native, always loved to cook and be around the food industry. His uncle had a diner and by the age of ten, Boyer was flipping burgers. He began his professional culinary career after graduating from the Louisiana Culinary Institute in Baton Rouge along with other local chefs such as Chef Colin Cormier of Pop's Poboy's. He learned how to cook in a traditional French culinary style and also was taught the mechanics of running a kitchen and the economic realities of keeping a restaurant open. He began his professional culinary career with Fleming's Prime Steakhouse in Baton Rouge. That was the beginning of a 10-year career with Fleming's, where he was the youngest Executive Chef Partner in the company's history, taking the helm of his own kitchen at age 25. Fleming's was going through an incredible expansion phase growing from 20 to 62 locations in four years while Boyer was employed with them. (Paul Fleming, a Franklin native, was the principal behind Fleming's along with Bill Allen, and then founded PF Changs and Pei Wei; he now owns Paul Morton's American Grill found throughout the Western U. S.) The training Boyer gained from his time with Fleming's gave him more hands-on relevant learning than any classroom education would have afforded him. Boyer also had the distinctive honor of being selected to cook for Team USA and Dignitaries at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. This came about through his future wife, Katie, a pastry chef who had first worked at the Turin (Italy) Olympics with Behind The Scenes Catering who works for NBC. Boyer networked through Katie and was hired by Behind the Scenes to run catering Olympic Pavilions for Omega and Johnson & Johnson. Although incredibly challenged by having to work with young chefs who spoke no English while putting in 20-hour days over four weeks, he looks back and realizes the experience was life-changing. As a young man in his 20's, not a bad way to learn to "adapt and overcome" in a similar mentality exemplified by the Marines. Boyer was in a sales role with a local seafood company when he started doing meal prep in 2016 for his sister to keep her "dress ready" for her wedding. Good Eats Kitchen, in Boyer's mind, came about by accident in connection with him helping his sister and re-engaging with his first love, cooking. Timing, of course, is everything when one makes the leap from having a "side hustle" to focusing full-time on the endeavor. Starting out working in his home kitchen for a few people at $8.00 per prepared meal, word of mouth grew this side hustle exponentially. He had always liked the 'grab and go' healthy meal concept, especially after living in Austin while working for Fleming's. For a year, he cooked out of his home kitchen; in 2017 he pulled the plug on his day job and took the plunge full-time in what would be branded as Good Eats Kitchen. His focus has always been on "just good food", without being pigeonholed into the low calorie/Keto option. It's whole food cooking, according to Boyer Derise. Customers can order line at https://mygoodeatskitchen.com/ or walk into Good Eats Kitchen in the Oil Center at 1116 Coolidge Blvd., Suite F. Meal choices are sure to please everyone. Chef Boyer Derise's favorite meal is the Chicken Piccata and from day one the best-selling meal has been the Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas. You can find options such as a blackened redfish or Indian Butter Chicken, and many many more! As Boyer says, "Come GEK ('geek") out with us!" Each meal is individually portioned, "fresh and high quality." The only things ever frozen in the meal prep is frozen shrimp from Delcambre and canned tomato...

Jordan Supercast
Episode 105: Rhyan White Shares Her Story of Olympic Success Swimming Her Way to a Silver Medal

Jordan Supercast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 23:01


Rhyan White is a Herriman native who is now among the best of the best in competitive swimming in the United States. That's because Rhyan won a silver medal in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay at the recent 2020 Summer Olympics. She also placed fourth in both the 100-meter backstroke and the 200-meter backstroke. On ...continue reading "Episode 105: Rhyan White Shares Her Story of Olympic Success Swimming Her Way to a Silver Medal"

American Scene
31. Wet Hot American Summer (20th anniversary)

American Scene

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 53:35


Return with us to Camp Firewood for the 20th anniversary of the cult classic directed by David Wain and starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Showalter, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, Amy Poehler, and Bradley Cooper. We discuss the history of summer camps in America, the universality of summer camp experiences, and riffs on camp movies and summer crowd-pleasers. Plus, Allen does not know the lyrics for Jason Mraz's "The Remedy," Ben doesn't know who won at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and as always, we run down our favorite American moments. And Allen shares a heartfelt tribute to the late Norm Macdonald. (recorded September 14, 2021) References: "The Way We Live Now: Questions for David Wain and Michael Showalter; Camping it Up" (New York Times Magazine, August 5 2001) "Summertime Switch - 1994 ABC Family Movie" (YouTube) "Jason Mraz - The Remedy (I Won't Worry) [Official Video]" (YouTube)

Daily News Brief
Daily News Brief for Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 14:48


Dirt bikes do not belong in New York City and more. This is Toby Sumpter. Today is Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Thousands of Haitians Seeking Asylum in Del Rio https://apnews.com/article/health-mexico-texas-caribbean-immigration-56f1f0093039e2a43e128b7ef0015485 AP: More than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town, U.S. officials said Monday as they defended a strong response that included immediately expelling migrants to their impoverished Caribbean country and using horse patrols to stop them from entering the town. Calling it a “challenging and heartbreaking situation,” Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas issued a stark warning: “If you come to the United States illegally, you will be returned. Your journey will not succeed, and you will be endangering your life and your family's life.” Mexico was busing Haitian migrants from Ciudad Acuña Sunday evening, according to Luis Angel Urraza, president of the local chamber of commerce. Mexico's immigration agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But a federal official told The Associated Press on Sunday that the plan was to take the migrants to Monterrey, in northern Mexico, and Tapachula, in the south, with flights to Haiti from those cities to begin in coming days. Mayorkas and U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz said they would look into agents on horseback using what appeared to be whips and their horses to push back migrants at the river between Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, and Del Rio, Texas, where thousands of migrants remain camped around a bridge. Mayorkas said 600 Homeland Security employees, including from the Coast Guard, have been brought to Del Rio, a city of about 35,000 people roughly 145 miles (230 kilometers) west of San Antonio. He said he has asked the Defense Department for help in what may be one of the swiftest, large-scale expulsions of migrants and refugees from the United States in decades. He also said the U.S. would increase the pace and capacity of flights to Haiti and other countries in the hemisphere. The number of migrants at the bridge peaked at 14,872 on Saturday, said Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, a labor union that represents agents. “When it was reported that were flights going back to Haiti, it got around almost immediately,” he said. “There has been talk that some of them are going to go back (to Mexico) but we have not seen very much movement.” Haitians have been migrating to the U.S. in large numbers from South America for several years, many having left their Caribbean nation after a devastating 2010 earthquake. After jobs dried up from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, many made the dangerous trek by foot, bus and car to the U.S. border, including through the infamous Darien Gap, a Panamanian jungle. Some of the migrants at the Del Rio camp said the recent devastating earthquake in Haiti and the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse make them afraid to return to a country that seems more unstable than when they left. “In Haiti, there is no security,” said Fabricio Jean, a 38-year-old Haitian who arrived in Texas with his wife and two daughters. “The country is in a political crisis.” These really are heart-breaking scenarios. On the one hand, Christians are called to be open-handed and generous with the strangers and foreigners. On the other hand, we are not called to be open-handed foolishly, in a way that destroys our ability our duties, like protecting our families and neighbors from criminals. On the third hand, we have created a hand-out nanny state that invites this kind of mass migration, and on the fourth hand, despite all our problems, America is still a land with a lot more stability and opportunity than many other places. Why? Because there is still a semblance of Christianity here. Do not tell me that Christianity is not political. Christianity creates stable families, businesses, and nations. But we are fast throwing all of that away. Do not think that we cannot become a Haiti. Mayor Deblasio Has a Message: If You Have a Dirt Bike in NYC, It Will Be Crushed. https://twitter.com/NYCMayor/status/1438664600053063683?s=20 Play Audio I can't believe this is real. Somebody please tell me this is a parody, a joke. Dirt bikes are dangerous Against the law Some problems are tough to overcome, but other problems you can smash and crush… I'm sorry, but we know what you mean by that. You mean little babies that are inconvenient. You and your other blood-thirsty cronies lit up the empire state building pink to celebrate it. This is hilarious and hilariously foolish. SF Mayor Explains Why She Did Not Follow Her Own Mask Mandate: https://twitter.com/RNCResearch/status/1439969764852572170?s=20 Play Audio I've been feeling the spirit since this whole charade began. Speaking of the Spirit, we need a psalm of the day Psalm of the Day: Psalm 8 Play audio: 0:00-1:09 Out of the mouths of infants, God has ordained strength, to silence the enemy and avenger. Remember you can always find the links to our news stories and these psalms at crosspolitic dot com – just click on the daily news brief and follow the links. This is Toby Sumpter with Crosspolitic News. A reminder: if you see news stories and links that you think we should cover on the daily news brief, please send them to news @ crosspolitic.com and don't forget to check deft wire dot com where we are constantly posting all our stories. Support Rowdy Christian media, and share this show or become a Fight Laugh Feast Club Member. You always get a free Fight Laugh Feast t-shirt with a membership and remember if you didn't make it to the Fight Laugh Feast Conferences, club members have access to all the talks and lots more. Join today and have a great day.

Arroe Collins
Mark Henry From All Elite Wrestling On TNT

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 9:41


With the flagship series, AEW: Dynamite, dominating Wednesday nights, ALL Elite Wrestling is expanding to Fridays with AEW: Rampage. The electrifying, new featured the hottest stars of today and tomorrow showcasing their athleticism, charisma, and creativity on the fastest rising stage in all of professional wrestling. The gripping one-hour show brings new content, matchups, and personalities to fans every Friday night. Filmed in front of a live audience each week, AEW: Rampage headliners include Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Dr. Britt Baker, Nyla Rose, Sting, Christian Cage, Jon Moxley, Paul Wight, Darby Allin, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, Jungle Boy, MJF, Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black, Orange Cassidy, Brian Pillman Jr., and many more. Now, joining the AEW commentary table for “AEW: Rampage” is none other than “The World's Strongest Man,” Mark Henry. Henry burst onto the scene at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he competed in weightlifting in the super-heavyweight division. Three years later at the Pan American Games, Henry captured a gold, silver and bronze medal. Henry's intimidating size and weightlifting prowess earned the attention of WWE, where he debuted in 1996 and cemented himself as a top star for two decades before ultimately being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He also won first prize in the 2002 "World's Strongest Man" competition at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and holds the incredible distinction of having been a World's Champion in three sports: Powerlifting, Strongman and Wrestling.

Arroe Collins
Mark Henry From All Elite Wrestling On TNT

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 9:41


With the flagship series, AEW: Dynamite, dominating Wednesday nights, ALL Elite Wrestling is expanding to Fridays with AEW: Rampage. The electrifying, new featured the hottest stars of today and tomorrow showcasing their athleticism, charisma, and creativity on the fastest rising stage in all of professional wrestling. The gripping one-hour show brings new content, matchups, and personalities to fans every Friday night. Filmed in front of a live audience each week, AEW: Rampage headliners include Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Dr. Britt Baker, Nyla Rose, Sting, Christian Cage, Jon Moxley, Paul Wight, Darby Allin, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, Jungle Boy, MJF, Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black, Orange Cassidy, Brian Pillman Jr., and many more. Now, joining the AEW commentary table for “AEW: Rampage” is none other than “The World's Strongest Man,” Mark Henry. Henry burst onto the scene at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he competed in weightlifting in the super-heavyweight division. Three years later at the Pan American Games, Henry captured a gold, silver and bronze medal. Henry's intimidating size and weightlifting prowess earned the attention of WWE, where he debuted in 1996 and cemented himself as a top star for two decades before ultimately being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He also won first prize in the 2002 "World's Strongest Man" competition at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and holds the incredible distinction of having been a World's Champion in three sports: Powerlifting, Strongman and Wrestling.

Arroe Collins
Mark Henry From All Elite Wrestling On TNT

Arroe Collins

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 9:42


With the flagship series, AEW: Dynamite, dominating Wednesday nights, ALL Elite Wrestling is expanding to Fridays with AEW: Rampage. The electrifying, new featured the hottest stars of today and tomorrow showcasing their athleticism, charisma, and creativity on the fastest rising stage in all of professional wrestling. The gripping one-hour show brings new content, matchups, and personalities to fans every Friday night. Filmed in front of a live audience each week, AEW: Rampage headliners include Chris Jericho, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Dr. Britt Baker, Nyla Rose, Sting, Christian Cage, Jon Moxley, Paul Wight, Darby Allin, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, Jungle Boy, MJF, Andrade El Idolo, Malakai Black, Orange Cassidy, Brian Pillman Jr., and many more. Now, joining the AEW commentary table for “AEW: Rampage” is none other than “The World's Strongest Man,” Mark Henry. Henry burst onto the scene at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where he competed in weightlifting in the super-heavyweight division. Three years later at the Pan American Games, Henry captured a gold, silver and bronze medal. Henry's intimidating size and weightlifting prowess earned the attention of WWE, where he debuted in 1996 and cemented himself as a top star for two decades before ultimately being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He also won first prize in the 2002 "World's Strongest Man" competition at the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and holds the incredible distinction of having been a World's Champion in three sports: Powerlifting, Strongman and Wrestling.

The Westerly Sun
Westerly Sun - 2021-09-16: Ellison Brown, 'Shakespeare in the Park' taking input, and Mary Lou Robinson

The Westerly Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 3:54


You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that Ellison Brown, widely known as “Tarzan” Brown, was a direct descendant of the last acknowledged royal family of the Narragansett Indian Tribe of Rhode Island? He was a two-time winner of the Boston Marathon in 1936 and 1939 and a 1936 U.S. Olympian. He ran the marathon in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin and also qualified for the 1940 Summer Olympics, but these were ultimately canceled due to the outbreak of World War II. Tarzan Brown is one of two Native Americans to have won the Boston Marathon and the only Native American to have more than one victory. He was inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in 1973. Now, for our feature story: The Colonial Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park program, the much-loved, 36-year-old tradition that takes place in Wilcox Park each summer is asking input from its attendees. Nicholas Moore, vice president of the Colonial's board of directors said the theater is Honoring its mission to "grow and better serve the community and our regional schools,".  They're holding two "public input meetings" next week in hopes of engaging the community. "We have received a lot of enthusiasm from the community and from our audiences during our shows and we want to provide an opportunity for community members to give us feedback in a formalized setting ... and perhaps to even become more involved with the Colonial moving forward.” The sessions — the first scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 17th, at noon and the second for Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. in the United Theatre's Micro Cinema — are part of a major new initiative for the theater, Moore said. This initiative comes in the wake of "an enormously successful 2020-2021 season," he added, noting that last summer's "magnificent" production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)[revised]" in Wilcox Park was one for the record books. Members of the community interested in learning more about the theater, the information sessions or the programs offered by the theater can visit https://colonialtheaterart.org/. And remember, For more information on all things Westerly, check out this story and more at thewesterlysun.com Are you interested in a new opportunity? You're in luck! Today's Job posting comes from Randall Realtors Compass in Westerly. They're looking for real estate agents. You'll need to obtain a real estate license before you start. Pay can be $100,000 or more per year. If you're interested and think you'd be a good fit for the role you can apply using the link in our episode description. https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=ca280a731c2da875&advn=7652287743140876 Today we're remembering the life of Mary Lou Robinson. She was born in Fall River, Mass. Mary Lou grew up in Fall River and moved with her family to Willimantic in the summer of 1950. She graduated from Windham High School in 1951. She graduated from the UCONN in 1955 and married her husband, Donald, in 1956 following his graduation. Donald predeceased her on June 1, 2018. They were married for 62 years. Mary Lou worked as a preschool teacher at the Westerly YMCA from 1970 to 1979. Later she was employed at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics until her retirement in 1993. She is survived by her two sons, daughter, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law and nephew. Thank you for taking a moment with us today to remember and celebrate Mary Lou's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Sports Curious
The Most Athletic Celebrities (Some Who You'd Never Expect)

Sports Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 4:54


You don't think celebs are simply good looks and character acting? Some of them have skills that far exceed our expectations (and abilities) when it comes to athleticism. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Justin Timberlake is known for his dance moves, but he's also an avid golfer. He started playing when he was 12, and rumor has it, he has a 6 handicap. (The lower, the better). Timberlake is also a partial owner of the Memphis Grizzlies (NBA – National Basketball Association) and has a stake in the Music City Grand Prix ownership group. GEENA DAVIS She may have played the sensitive catcher in “A League Of Their Own,” but maybe Geena Davis should've tried out for the role of Katniss? The six-foot-tall Academy Award-winning actress nearly qualified for the Olympics in archery. After being inspired by the 1996 Summer Olympics, she began practicing five hours a day, six days a week. After two years, she came in 24 out of 300 competitors in an Olympic qualifier. ADAM SANDLER Adam Sandler is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. While he's best known for playing a golfer in “Happy Gilmore,” it's his basketball skills that have some NBA players talking. The 55-year-old actor has been known to delight in a pickup basketball game or two when filming. MARIA MENOUNOS A-list celebrities and athletes alike line up to play in the Super Bowl's “Madden Bowl,” a knock-out tournament that pits celebs against each other in a game of Madden NFL. Well, the former Access Hollywood host Maria Menounos showed them all who was boss. In 2011, she became the first woman ever to win the championship title for the Madden Bowl. JUSTIN BIEBER We all know Justin Bieber is Canadian, and just because he's Canadian doesn't mean he's great at hockey, except when he is. In 2012, he was offered an ECHL (East Coast Hockey League) contract with Bakersfield for his great puck handling skills. You might remember back in early 2020 when All-Star NHL (National Hockey League) goalie Jordan Binnington challenged Bieber to a shootout after seeing a video on the pop star's Instagram. Bieber has also been known to pick up a game or two with a few of his NHL friends. Honorable mentions go out to Steve Carrell (hockey), Terry Cruz (football) and Nelly (softball and football). Links: Website: www.lastnightsgame.com Shop at: www.lastnightsgame.com promo code SPORTSCURIOUS Fantasy football 101: lastnightsgame.com/sports-101/2020…sy-football-101 College football traditions that we love: https://lastnightsgame.com/podcast/2020-collegefootballtradtions

Geek Grills
I Own A Glue Gun, And I’m Not Afraid To Use It – Episode 207

Geek Grills

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 70:08


The Grills catch up, and then talk about the 2021 Olympics! New events, uniform controversies, and even Nerdy moments! Here are links for some of the stuff we chatted about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Summer_Olympics (83) Why The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Are The Most Scandalous Yet! |⭐ OSSA – YouTube https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/tokyo-summer-olympics-uniform-controversies-1234887033/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_Gymnastics_sex_abuse_scandal https://metro.co.uk/2017/03/04/muslim-swimmers-will-now-be-allowed-to-race-in-burkinis-6487404/

Ben Greenfield Fitness
How An Olympic Champion Overcame Near Death, Healed His Gut & Shoulder & Changed The Nutritional World Forever With "Seed Oils": An Interview With Andreas Wecker

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 69:36


https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils Andreas Wecker, my guest on today's podcast, is a former German gymnast who had a long and successful career. He was European, World and Olympic champion. His greatest achievement was the gold medal on high bar at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. There, he beat gymnasts of such quality as Vitaly Scherbo and Alexei Nemov. In 1989 Wecker was named the last East German Sportsman of the Year. He competed for the SC Dynamo Berlin / Sportvereinigung (SV) Dynamo. Wecker qualified for the German team for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Just days before his events, he suffered a serious shoulder injury where he tore a bicep muscle in his shoulder, ending his career. Injured and processing the revelation that his career was on indefinite hold, Andreas followed a rigid six-week recovery plan before pushing ahead to tour as a professional gymnastics exhibitionist. Like many other athletes, he found himself dependent on a combination of painkillers, aspirin, and coffee to cope with the lingering pain and get him through practices and performances. In what has become an all-too-familiar story of drug dependence, Andreas' dependence on painkillers went on for 14 years—until he finally stepped away from his athletic pursuits in 2004. When he tried to stop taking the pills, he noted an immediate, rapid deterioration in his health and well-being. Over a six-week period in 2006, Andreas lost 45 pounds and 80 percent of his blood supply. Soon admitted to the hospital, doctors diagnosed Andreas with Crohn's Disease (CD). In the following weeks, he received eight blood transfusions and immediately began a treatment plan, with hopes of reversing his body's decline. After nearly two months in the hospital, Andreas realized that the 33 pills he was taking every single day were not improving his condition. Defeated, he acknowledged that the pills only temporarily alleviated some of the most severe symptoms. Despite struggling with feelings of defeat, Andreas knew this could not be the only cure. The treatment plan was causing his body to rapidly change and progressively weaken. Without some sort of miracle, the next step would be major surgery to remove large portions of his digestive tract. As Andreas saw it, he had three options: -Die from Crohn's Disease-Die from the medications-Find another option entirely He confided in a friend whose family member was also suffering from Crohn's, and this friend mentioned an alternative that involved using fresh-pressed flaxseed oil. Intrigued and desperate, Andreas decided to try it. He began supplementing his prescribed medications with fresh-pressed flaxseed oil. Within a short period of time, he was surprised to find the pain and inflammation notably relieved. He decided to take a chance. At the age of 36, Andreas made the brave choice to check himself out of the hospital and do something drastic to change his life. Armed with flax seeds, coriander, and five seed blend, Andreas began taking this combination of supplements daily. Over the next weeks, as he reduced the number of pharmaceutical pills he took every day and continued taking the flaxseed oils, the side effects from the medications wore off. After three months of supplementing, he stopped taking the prescribed medications for Crohn's Disease entirely. Changes to his diet, combined with the fresh-pressed flaxseed oil, changed Andreas' approach to managing his health problems. The improvements in his condition testified to the flaxseed oil's successful repair work on his body. Today, Wecker is the chairman and founder of Andreas Seed Oils, headquartered in Bend, Oregon and distributed through his office in Germany. Andreas Seed Oils has now been pressing the world's purest oils for over 11 years. Through his proprietary German Cold-Press technology, these oils are pressed at ultra-low temperatures to eliminate oxidation and maintain its molecular integrity. This technology is so delicate yet powerful that each seed's nutritional molecules remain undamaged and intact, resulting in the purest and most effective oils instantly absorbed by the body. Andreas Seed Oils are entirely free of any metals, solvents, pesticides, or preservatives. In today's podcast, we take a deep dive into Andreas's oils, how they are different, how to use them, the difference between seed oils and vegetable oils and much more! During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Andreas was "slowly dying" due to a mysterious CO2 leak in his home...05:40 -How a gymnastics injury led Andreas onto the path of consuming seed oils...08:20 -Problems with the seed expeller at your local Whole Foods...14:30 -How a mechanic (not an engineer) literally changed Andreas' health for the better forever...19:45 -Healing properties of Andreas' flax seed oil on the gut...25:05 -Why Andreas' products are not labeled "certified organic"...36:05 -Benefits of cooking with seed oils...42:00 -The research behind Andreas' oils...46:37 -What's coming down the pike seed oil wise...50:36 -The best oils to begin with if you're unfamiliar with oils...53:10 -And much more... Upcoming Events: Join me and my wife Jessa at Runga for The Gathering. Click here to grab one of the very limited spots we have open to the public for The Gathering at Runga (October 7-9, 2021). Las Vegas Keto Expo (October 15-16, 2021). Ben will be speaking at the Las Vegas Keto Expo along with 13 other keto experts. The first 300 guests to register here will get a free drink chip for the poolside party and a free t-shirt. Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar Episode sponsors: -Kion Flex -The Boundless Cookbook -Paleo Valley Beef Sticks -Water and Wellness -Seed Daily Synbiotic https://bengreenfieldfitness.com/seedoils

Insight with Beth Ruyak
New Statewide Mental Health Crisis Hotline / Cannabis Cultivation Impact on Watershed / State's Enforcement of Illegal Cannabis Grows / Sacramento Breakdancer Qualifies for 2024 Summer Olympics

Insight with Beth Ruyak

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021


California launches a new 9-8-8 mental health crisis hotline as an alternative to 9-1-1 calls. We learn the impact of legal and illegal cannabis cultivation on the watershed across the state. Finally, a Sacramento native qualifies for the 2024 Summer Olympics breakdancing debut. Today's Guests CalMatters reporter Jocelyn Wiener on the state's new “9-8-8” mental health crisis and suicide prevention hotline, which is designed to be an alternative to 9-1-1 calls Betsy Brunner with the South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) shares the non-profit's 2021 Cannabis Impact Survey on the watershed in Nevada County Catherine Caldwell and Jeremy Stinson with California State Parks' Cannabis Watershed Protection Program and Janice Mackey with California Department of Fish and Wildlife discuss statewide enforcement of illegal cannabis cultivation Sacramento native “b-boy Morris” joins us to talk about his journey as a breakdancing superstar, how he is training for breakdancing's debut at the 2024 Summer Olympics and volunteering and mentorship of local breakdancers.  

The Westerly Sun
Westerly Sun - 2021-09-07: Elizabeth Lyon Beisel, Vaccination Clinics (Dates), and John Charles Bianchi, Jr.

The Westerly Sun

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 4:24


You're listening to the Westerly Sun's podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more. First, a bit of Rhode Island trivia. Today's trivia is brought to you by Perennial. Perennial's new plant-based drink “Daily Gut & Brain” is a blend of easily digestible nutrients crafted for gut and brain health. A convenient mini-meal, Daily Gut & Brain” is available now at the CVS Pharmacy in Wakefield. Now for some trivia. Did you know that Rhode Island native Elizabeth Lyon Beisel is an American competition swimmer who specializes in backstroke and individual medley events? Beisel placed second in the 400m individual medley at the 2016 US Olympic Swimming Trials, qualifying for her third Olympic team. She has won a total of nine medals in major international competition, four gold, one silver, and four bronze spanning the Olympics, World Aquatics, and the Pan Pacific championships. Beisel competed in the 200-meter backstroke and 400-meter individual medley events at the 2008 Summer Olympics, placing fifth and fourth, respectively, in the world. She won the silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley and bronze in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2012 Summer Olympics. On Thursday, September 9th, Beisel will attempt to be the first woman to ever swim to Block Island. The 20km swim will raise funds for cancer research and clinical trials. You can join the after party at Ballards. Now for our feature story: As the pandemic progresses, deaths are almost entirely amongst those who have not yet gotten vaccinated. The Westerly Education Center will hold COVID-19 vaccination clinics on TODAY on Tuesday, Sept. 7, Tuesday, Sept. 28, and Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. The vaccines are free and available to the public. Per current guidelines, anyone aged 12 and older may be vaccinated as well as vaccinated people eligible for a booster. The clinics are made possible through Rhode Island Department of Health, the Town of Westerly, and Westerly Public Schools. To book a vaccine appointment, visit www.qrco.de/Westerly97 .For more information about vaccination, COVID, testing and prevention, visit covid.ri.gov. For more about the coronavirus pandemic and the latest on all things in and around Westerly, head over to westerlysun.com. There are a lot of businesses in our community that are hiring right now, so we're excited to tell you about some new job listings. Today's Job posting comes from Crimmins Residential Staffing in Westerly. A couple in Watch Hill is looking for a part-time housekeeper. Pay is $35 per hour and you'll work there 3 days per week in season and one day per week during the off-season. For more job requirements, check out the link in the description: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?l=Westerly%2C%20RI&mna=5&aceid&gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2S3gEb-328GyRpBuTTeeKPdn3-klOh0KYAsfete6MEZmI5S4qTg-4aAnQkEALw_wcB&vjk=028da372fc87d663 Today we're remembering the life of John Charles Bianchi, Jr. who passed away at his home in Ft. Myers. He was born in 1935 and graduated from Stonington High School, Holy Cross College and attended Northwestern University. He married Mary Susan Nardone (Pinky) on June 13, 1959, in Westerly, RI. John was owner and President of Eastprint Incorporated in North Andover since 1978. He was an Eagle Scout in his younger years and an avid golfer at Nashua Country Club and at Kelly Greens Country Club in Ft. Myers. He served as past president of the Greater Nashua Youth Hockey Association and was instrumental in getting the Nashua Garden up and running. He also served as president of the Lanam Club, a business and social club in Andover. Besides golfing in his retirement, he enjoyed traveling with Pinky to places like Alaska and river boat cruises in Europe. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren along with his beloved dog Sandy.  John was very social and fun as he never failed to make people laugh with a clever, quick-witted remark. He also had a nickname for many that he interacted with. He will be missed by all those that had a chance to know him. He is survived by his wife, his sister, his children, his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in John's memory. A celebration of life is expected in the coming months in Nashua. Thank you for taking a moment with us today to remember and celebrate John's life. That's it for today, we'll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Cutting 2 the Chase
Ryan Quigley on covering the Olympics

Cutting 2 the Chase

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 43:06


Since we last talked to Ryan Quigley, he covered the recent Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo for NBC Olympics, and he's currently covering the Tokyo Paralympics. I hear all about those experiences, including the sports he covered and we talk about his Eagles and Flyers. Follow Ryan on Twitter https://twitter.com/TheRyanQuigley (@TheRyanQuigley).

Cala-A-Boca Show
CAB 163: Portugal in the Olympics

Cala-A-Boca Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 61:00


Bust out the Green and Red paint as we recap Portugal's success in the latest and past Summer Olympics.   NMM: Galinha - Sandro G   If you like the show and would like to get exclusive bonus material such as: Extended CAB Gabs, bonus mini-sodes, long form Era Uma Vez stories, and a lot of other goodies visit our Patreon page at calaabocashow.com/support and support the show.    Check out our latest videos on our website  calaabocashow.com/cabtv   Connect With Us: • Comment on the shownotes • Email feedback@calaabocashow.com • Subscribe to the Cala A Boca Show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and iHeart Radio • Follow us on FB, Instagram and Twitter @calaabocashow • Visit our website calaabocashow.com

Everything is Personal
Ron Brown, Olympic Gold Medal Winner and NFL Great

Everything is Personal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 33:58


Ron Brown was a former NFL wide receiver with the LA Rams and Raiders also winner of the gold medal in the 4 × 100 meters relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics with Carl Lewis. Listen to his story of overcoming odds including being hospitalized with Covid 19. He is now giving back so much to retired NFL players as well as helping kids through football programs including Snoop Dog's league. Learn about his take on plant medicine and all the amazing things Mr. Brown is involved in. We are grateful he made time for us on his drive.

UnCorked-N-Conversation
Uncork Simone Biles: The Face of Tokyo Summer Olympic and Mental Health

UnCorked-N-Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 67:34


Uncorked the mental health nightmarish pressure of the Olympic athlete. The COVID 19 Pandemic has compound additional pressure to the athletics participating in the Tokyo Olympic games. They are to stay competitive but to also be concern of ones own safely in health: mentally and physically. We uncorked 19 Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles who got lost in the air but found herself to be grounded on some many levels. She receives both cheers and jeers for her decision to step out of bounds to check in with her mental state. As other athletic such as Naomi Osaka defended her decision to protect her mental healthiness by serving Megan Kelly in twitter tennis match. We understand that everyone is entitled to their opinion. And by all means, share your opinions but do it respectfully and uncork yourself. Cheers!

Science for Sport Podcast
74: Steal Strength & Speed Secrets From Elite Level Ice Skating

Science for Sport Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 18:28


In episode 74 Christoph Wyss, S&C Coach - Chicago Wolves, joins us. Specifically Christoph will be looking at: Importance of speed on the ice What makes skating unique? Specific training for skating Hockey off-seasons About Christoph "Christoph Wyss is a Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Chicago Wolves, previous to this he completed two seasons at the Anaheim Ducks, where he assisted in the development and implementation of customized strength and conditioning programs for players throughout the season. Wyss joined the Ducks after spending almost two years in China with the National Weightlifting and Speed Skating teams in advance of the 2020 Summer Olympics and 2022 Winter Olympics. Prior to his time in China, Wyss worked at P3 (Peak Performance Project) a private facility in Santa Barbara that specializes in training professional and amateur athletes. Born in Meiringen, Switzerland and raised in Riverside, Wyss received Bachelor's (Kinesiology) and Master's (Exercise Physiology) degrees from California State University, Chico and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS). He also has certifications for USA Weightlifting (USAW) and Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR). Wyss enjoys snowboarding, hiking and beach activities when away from the rink." Twitter: @christophwyss Instagram: @christophwyss FREE 7d COACH ACADEMY TRIAL SIGN UP NOW: https://bit.ly/sfsepisode_74 ​ Learn Quicker & More Effectively, Freeing Up Time To Spend With Friends And Family ​ Optimise Your Athletes' Recovery ​ Position Yourself As An Expert To Your Athletes And Naturally Improve Buy-In ​ Reduce Your Athletes' Injury Ratese ​ Save 100's Of Dollars A Year That Would Otherwise Be Spent On Books, Courses And More ​ Improve Your Athletes' Performance ​ Advance Forward In Your Career, Allowing You To Earn More Money And Work With Elite-Level Athletes ​ Save Yourself The Stress & Worry Of Constantly Trying To Stay Up-To-Date With Sports Science Research

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
Slaying Saitiev | Ep 3, The 7th Seed

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 34:43


Brandon Slay battles domestic challengers Joe Williams and Brian Dolph for a spot on the 2000 Olympic Team. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
Slaying Saitiev | Ep 5, The Aftermath

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 26:32


Brandon's journey for Olympic gold begins in Sydney and ends on the Today Show. Brandon and Buvaisar Saitiev reflect on their careers. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
Slaying Saitiev | Ep 2, Saitiev's Rise

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 40:42


Buvaisar Saitiev rises from obscurity to become one of the stars of the 1996 Olympics. Brandon makes a run at his first NCAA title. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
Slaying Saitiev | Ep 4, The Match

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 35:05


Brandon Slay and Buvaisar Saitiev wrestle at the 2000 Olympics. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * FANS If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast
Slaying Saitiev | Ep 1, The Texan

Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 30:00


Brandon Slay becomes a dominant Texas wrestler but struggles to find his place in the competitive world of Division 1 NCAA wrestling. * Slaying Saitiev explores Brandon Slay's improbable win over Russian star, Buvaisar Saitiev, at the 2000 Summer Olympics - a match that is widely considered one of the biggest upsets in Olympic wrestling history. * PRESENTED BY SPARTAN COMBAT This episode is presented by Spartan Combat. Shop Kyle Dake merchandise at SpartanCombat.com. * If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews! * TEXT THE SHOW –Keyword: Wrestle –Number: 224-54 * FOLLOW the PODCAST Twitter: @Ryan_N_Warner Instagram: Wrestling Changed My Life Facebook: Wrestling Changed My Life Website: wrestlingchangedmylife.com Shop merchandise at our Online Store: Store.WrestlingChangedMyLife.com *** ABOUT Presented by Spartan Combat and hosted by Ryan Warner, the award-winning Wrestling Changed My Life Podcast features in-depth interviews with wrestlers, fighters and coaches. New episodes are released every Monday and Wednesday. Wrestling Changed My Life is the fastest-growing wrestling podcast and has been featured as high as #28 on Apple's Top Sports Podcasts Charts.

Blazing Trails
How to Learn Like an Olympian: A Conversation with Mike McIntyre

Blazing Trails

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 26:06


Joining the podcast today is former Olympian and current business consultant Mike McIntyre. Mike won gold in the 1988 Summer Olympics in the Star Class Sailing Competition, and since that experience, he's been helping companies around the world streamline and grow their businesses for over 20 years. Today, he talks about what it takes to compete at the Olympic level, including how to work well under pressure, and how to take those lessons into business and into life. Plus, Mike shares his journey becoming a Salesforce consultant and what it's been like mentoring his daughter who has followed his Olympic footsteps.

You Were Made for This
119: An Important Quality to Look for In a Friend

You Were Made for This

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 15:13


An important quality to look for in a friend is reflective thoughtfulness. It will help us become more reflective and thoughtful ourselves. It's the topic for today's episode, “An Important Quality to Look for In a Friend.” Before we get into today's program I want you to know this is the second last episode of season 5 of You Were Made for This. Next week, September 1, concludes season 5 with episode 120. Then the following week, the first Wednesday after Labor Day here in the United States, Season 6 will begin. Unlike last year, there is no break between Season 5 and 6. I mentioned last year there's a rhythm I feel when summer comes to an end, and the kids go back to school. I also used to go back to school when I was a teacher for 7+ years. And I can't get that rhythm out of my system.  For me, September is the start of all things new, even more so than January first. I can already feel the back-to-school adrenaline ramping up production in my body. I wonder if any of you have these same back-to-school feelings. Well on to today's program When our kids were little we used to talk to them about what qualities to look for in choosing a friend. And for the most part, they did a fine job of picking friends that brought out the best in them, and vice versa. It's now decades later and I'm thinking about the same thing about my choice of friends. There's a list of virtues I think most of us would agree upon, so there's no need to go into those. But there is one other quality I've grown to appreciate in people lately. A quality I've become increasingly aware of that I haven't paid as much attention to in the past. Keep listening to learn what I've grown to value more in people, and what you could be looking for as well to add more depth to your relationships How I stumbled upon this one quality to look for in a friend One of the things I enjoy about doing this podcast is getting feedback from listeners and my interaction with some of you. Just recently I saw a common thread from podcast responses from two listeners, along with one Facebook post from another listener and friend. All three of them stimulated my thinking because each demonstrates an important quality I appreciate in a friend A friend's response to episode 115 on becoming more self-aware The first one comes from Darlene, a listener and family friend, in response to episode 115 on becoming more self-aware. I'll put links to any of the episodes I mention today in the show notes. Here's what Darlene said, quoting from that 17th-century nun's prayer I talked about in that episode: “'Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places'. One of my favorite lines in Sister Olivia's wise, sweet, deep, meaningful, spunky prayer!" Darlene then goes on to say, “Thinking of your friend as he and his daughter mark the first year without their beloved wife and mom. It is only grace that carries you through and into living in the changes such loss brings to the soul. “ Her comments are in reference to my friend Martin, who lost his wife Suzanne to a brain aneurysm on August 8th, a year ago. Both of them served as missionaries in China and Germany before moving to Chicago. I spoke of them in episodes 71 and 72. The quality I appreciate about this friend's response to episode 115 I appreciate Darlene's reflective thoughtfulness. It's the important virtue I've come to appreciate more and more when I see it in my friends, reflective thoughtfulness. For example, she quotes the line from the prayer in episode 115, “Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places.” She found it, sweet, deep, and meaningful. You can tell it impacted her. How thoughtful of her to let me know, and in turn, all of you as well. She remembered the impact Suzanne's death had on Janet and me and still has. She remembered and acknowledged our loss. Remembering is such an important part of deepening relationships with people. Remember the ORA principle we keep talking about? Observe - Remember - Act And then her comment, It is only grace that carries you through and into living in the changes such loss brings to the soul. What a caring and heartfelt response that comes from thoughtful reflection upon the deep experiences others are going through. A friend's response to episode 110 relationships we didn't choose Here's a second example of reflective thoughtfulness from another listener. Two days after episode 110 went live I got a text from my friend Randy in Pittsburgh. Episode 110 is one about relationships we didn't choose, and how many of us are shaped by the relationships of people who chose us, but we didn't choose them. Like our parents, for example. The main point of that episode is Be kind to people who didn't choose to have a relationship with you, but who have one with you anyway. It will bring out the best in you. Here's what Randy wrote: “Good morning John, “I loved this week's podcast. In its own way, poking around at some deeper things I need to reflect on more. It's been a hectic week, so I'm looking forward to listening to it again. Randy” The quality I appreciate about this friend's reaction to episode 110 I appreciate Randy's reflective thoughtfulness. The episode stirred something within him “Some deeper things I need to reflect on more” I love his word choice, “poking around, deeper things I need to reflect on more, and then looking forward to listening to it again. A thoughtful person thinks like this. They reflect. They take the time to do so The thoughts of others, stimulate thoughts of his own. Not to talk about them yet, but to explore them more internally. A Friend's Facebook Post About Simone Biles and the 2021 Summer Olympics Finally, here's a third example of reflective thoughtfulness. Another of my friends is also a listener to this podcast. Her name is Kat. I was struck by several things she wrote recently, not in response to a podcast episode, but by something she posted on Facebook the last week in August during the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Her posts were about gymnast Simone Biles pulling out of several Olympic events for mental health reasons. Here are a few excerpts from her posts” Part of the reason I'm posting this as I'm curious what people think, [especially those who have studied things like you], so thanks for chiming in. I hadn't thought about the ongoing effects from the sexual assault I'm interested not just in the individual side of this but the team side too. I don't think if Tom Brady had said he couldn't play in the Super Bowl or (the younger) Giannis the NBA championship due to mental health issues the reaction would have been as positive and understanding. There are a lot of factors to all this. I don't think anyone here is disagreeing with you or criticizing her decision. And it makes sense to me that it's more dangerous for gymnasts. The more I think about the situation she's in, the more my heart goes out to her!! Thinking through implications of an issue The point I'm making is how much of a generational shift there has been with all this. For example, I'm sure my brother, who coaches softball, has had or definitely now will have some of his players take "mental health days," even though that sport isn't life-threatening as gymnastics, except for maybe freak accidents?? That would have been inconceivable when I was playing. There's also the somewhat separate issue of how Biles said she wanted to address the struggle when she pulled out of the team event, saying she wanted to "focus on herself." I wholeheartedly agree with the importance of being mentally healthy! And doing what we can towards that end. But I think we're forgetting how much of a shift we've had over the past few years on this topic, elevating it above almost everything else? and also the way we go about it- like saying all we need is time to "focus on myself." And for the record, I love talking about and processing through stuff like this, so thanks for chiming in The quality I appreciate about this friend's reaction to Simone Biles I appreciate Kat's reflective thoughtfulness in her Facebook post At one extreme people are criticizing Biles for letting her country down by withdrawing from competition to focus on her mental health. While others applaud her for paying attention to her body, recognizing her limits, and making a hard decision that she knew would not please everyone. Kat threw out her thoughts and observation for the purpose of stimulating dialog about this complex issue, not to champion one point or the other. What other people had to say helped her to see more about the issue than she originally considered She takes a historic look at the issue, talking about a generational shift when it comes to individual responsibility and self-care. So what does all this mean for YOU and me? How can we use what you've heard today to improve the relationships in our lives? We can do ourselves a big favor by using the good we see in others as models of the good we want to develop in ourselves. For example: We can be more thoughtfully reflective like Darlene, and let people know how what they say and do impact us for the good. Like her, we can remember what people told us in the past and reference it now in the present, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. We can draw a connection between what we and others experience with the involvement of God in the affairs of mankind. Like when she talked about grace caring us through changes that bring loss to our soul. We can also be more thoughtfully reflective like Randy, and let the experiences of others speak to things going on within us. Even if it's just to “poke around more,” as Randy says, about issues that deserve more reflection. We can be more like Kat and invite people to a place of reflective thoughtfulness to dialog about important issues, as she did on Facebook with the Simone Biles story. Just as Kat did, we can go beyond surface issues that everyone talks about, and instead talk about the meaning and implications beyond the obvious. For example, in the Biles story, consider the larger issue of the interplay between perseverance in the midst of adversity, responsibility to one's group, self-care, people-pleasing, and personal safety. We can think and discuss complex issues like this as a way of growing and learning from others. Here's the main point I hope you remember from today's episode Whatever important qualities we look for in a friend, develop and nurture those same qualities in ourself. Be for others what you want them to be for you. I'd love to hear any thoughts you have about today's episode. Closing In closing, if you found this podcast helpful, please follow us from wherever you get your podcasts if you haven't already done so. I hope your thinking was stimulated by today's show, to spend a little more time being thoughtfully reflective, so that you will find the joy God intends for you through your relationships. Because after all, You Were Made for This. Well, that's all for today. I look forward to connecting with you again next week. Goodbye for now. Related episodes you may want to listen to 031: The Rhythms of our Relationship with Time 071: How to Help a Grieving Friend 072: What I Learned from a Grieving Friend You Were Made for This is sponsored by Caring for Others, a missionary care ministry. We depend upon the generosity of donors to pay our bills.  If you'd like to support what we do with a secure tax-deductible donation, please click here. We'd be so grateful if you did.

Sports Curious
The Games Return - The 5 Things You Need To Know To Cheer On The US Paralympic Team

Sports Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 5:03


We're not done with Tokyo as the Paralympic Games begin today. In case you're wondering, they're called the Paralympics. The name comes from the Greek preposition "para" (beside or alongside) and the word "Olympic." The Paralympic Games exist side-by-side with the Olympic Games. These athletes have amazing stories to share, so here's a little bit more about what you can expect as you tune in over the next two weeks. 1. The Summer Paralympics debuted in 1960 in Rome. Tokyo is the first city to host the Paralympic Games twice. (The games take place in the same location as the Summer Olympics). For the first time, US Paralympic athletes will receive the same medal bonus as their Olympian counterparts. Now Paralympians earn $37,500 for a gold medal, $22,500 for silver and $15,000 for bronze, increasing their payout by as much as 400 percent. 2. Around 4,400 athletes from 162 national Paralympic committees will compete in 539 medal events across 22 sports. The team from Afghanistan will not be in attendance after their flights were cancelled due to the unrest in their country. The country's flag still flew in the Opening Ceremonies as an "an act of solidarity." 3. Ten different impairments determine if an athlete is eligible to compete in the Paralympics: impaired muscle power, impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency, leg length difference, short stature, muscle tension, uncoordinated movement, involuntary movements, vision impairment and intellectual impairment. You might see track and field stars like David Brown from the US, run alongside a guide while wearing an eye mask. The mask is to ensure that none have a visual advantage, like light perception. 4. Fans will not be allowed at the games due to COVID protocols, except for Tokyo's finest. More than 130,000 school children will be allowed to attend various events, even though many are too young to be vaccinated. According to the Associated Press, organizers say that it's good for the children to see athletes with disabilities competing at the highest level. It "could change attitudes in a relatively conservative society like Japan." 5. There are so many athletes to highlight, and we'll do so in our Instagram stories throughout the games, which end Sept. 5. A few to watch for are swimmer Jessica Long, who trains with Michael Phelps. She's the second most decorated Paralympian in US history and starred in her own Super Bowl commercial. Then there's sprinter Hunter Woodhall. You might know him from TikTok or from cheering on his long jumper girlfriend, Tara Davis, who competed in the Summer Olympics. PS: If you want to know more, the Paralympics' official Instagram account has posted some awesome educational posts alongside the coverage of the games. It's an excellent account to follow for all of the action and to learn a little bit along the way. Links: Website: www.lastnightsgame.com Shop at: www.lastnightsgame.com promo code SPORTSCURIOUS Fantasy football 101: lastnightsgame.com/sports-101/2020…sy-football-101

Visionaries Global Media
Ringside Rant: Kurt Angle Retrospective

Visionaries Global Media

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 93:48


We celebrate the only olympic gold medalist in WWE history this week Kurt Angle. After winning gold at the 1996 Summer Olympics with a broken freaking neck Kurt gained mainstream notoriety and thus wanted to make a splash in the professional wrestling world. From potentially beginning his career in ECW to being the face of the WWE for 8 years, reinventing himself in TNA for ten years, and finally coming home to the WWE to be inducted into the hall of fame in 2017. We touch on these and everything in between. DB Link https://bit.ly/37cP8YP Ringside Rant Social Media Twitter: @_ringsiderant @JD2040 Instagram: @_ringsiderant Merchandise ringsiderant.whatforapparel.com

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca
The Summer Olympics & Marginal Gains

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 63:32


The 2021 Olympics are behind us, and Marginal Gains thinking was  evident in practically every sport. Josh, Hottie, and Fatty take a look at some of the key events and moments during the games — kinesiology tape, anyone? — and how technology has impacted (and will continue to impact) record-breaking achievements by the greatest athletes in the world.

The Bald and the Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo
Medals, Mortality, & Medical Sex Vibes with Trixie and Katya

The Bald and the Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 56:26


It's time to pop open that Boku juice box you've been saving since the 1996 Summer Olympics and let that adult-oriented fruit juice blend wash over you in an orgasm of black cherry and white grape. Today, Trixie and Katya hold center stage to talk about the benefits of gymnastics leotards, confronting one's own mortality, and C.S.I. Miami sex. Follow Trixie: @TrixieMattel Follow Katya: @Katya_Zamo To watch the podcast on YouTube: http://bit.ly/TrixieKatyaYT Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast for free wherever you're listening or by using this link: http://bit.ly/baldandthebeautifulpodcast If you want to support the show, and get all the episodes ad-free go to https://thebaldandthebeautiful.supercast.com/ If you like the show, telling a friend about it would be helpful! You can text, email, Tweet, or send this link to a friend: http://bit.ly/baldandthebeautifulpodcast For more Trixie and Katya and tour dates, go to: https://trixieandkatya.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
No Kittens Were Harmed- Episode 640- The Knitmore Girls

Knitmoregirls's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 40:12


This week's episode is sponsored by:     Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle   organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup       Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices     Go to HelloFresh dot com slash knitmore14 and use code knitmore14 for up to 14 free meals, plus free shipping!       Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life? Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.   For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!   On the Needles:(0:44)   Genevieve wound Oink Pigments,Mystic DK,in Mother Knows Best x2 Jasmin finished her Nydia test knit for Vanessa Smith Designs, in Oink Pigments Mystic DK “Mother Knows Best Gigi cast on a Musselberg hat  by Ysolda with the Oink Pigments "The Mane Event" Genevieve wound Oink Pigments,Targhee Sock, "The Mane Event" (for Gigi) Gigi:wove in ends on remaining socks and Musselburg Jasmin is making progress on Sleeve #1 of her Theano test knit Genevieve wound Tess Yarns, Kitten, in the color Sliver for the Bramwell shawl Jasmin finished the left front and is nearly done with the right front on her Ripple Crop top by Jessie Maed Designs Gigi worked on the forearm decreases of the sleeve of the Rocky Coast cardigan, In Stitches:(10:57)  Genevieve wore her Anna Cardigan Genevieve wore her pink beanie she made herself Genevieve wore the scarf she wove herself Gigi:Halloween quilt    Events:(12:23) Stash Dash is being hosted on  DISCORD  Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here  2020 Summer Olympics are over Gigi mentions the Dressed podcast Bay Area Fiber Fair - JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021   Mother Knows Best:(15:45) If you're on a roll, roll with it If you Give a Mouse a Cookie Straw into Gold(24:12) Plied half of the Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving (Emerald city)  Blair Auclair's Ranch (Radicle Herbs) Knits in Space:(29:12) True Crime and Knit podcast with Saffiyyah  (Jasmin guest hosts on this episode) Apple TV Wainwright Walks Coast to Coast   And Sew On: (34:42) Genevieve went to Jo Anne's and got mask fabric Fabric has been washed

WSJ What’s News
Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required in France and Italy

WSJ What’s News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 12:50


A.M. Edition for Aug. 10. WSJ's Nick Kostov joins us from Paris to explain the system for requiring proof of vaccination at restaurants and other venues. NBC draws its lowest Summer Olympics ratings ever for the Tokyo Games. Movie-theater chain AMC releases its earnings and future plans. Automobile companies aren't the only ones racing to find computer chips. Plus, seasoned business travelers look to regain their groove. Marc Stewart hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
DO IT BETTER!- Episode 639- The Knitmore Girls

Knitmoregirls's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 54:12


This week's episode is sponsored by:     Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle   organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup       Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices       We'd like to tell you about one of our favorite makers: Little Skein Anne.Anne is a knitter, designer, artist and storyteller. Little Skein is her shop. She makes beautiful handmade knitting kits, hand-dyes yarn, illustrates project bags, and is slowly designing a handmade wardrobe in her San Francisco home studio. She inspires YOUR creative journey by sharing her own. Her yarn and kits support you to make beautiful things, including a more sustainable, nourishing and equitable world.     Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life? Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.   For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!   The Sandpiper Gift & Yarn Boutique and Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill in Bridgman, MI. The Sandpiper offers artisan - designed gifts (local, regional, national artists and Fair Trade products).  The boutique also offers their cottage industry fiber mill products - yarn, roving, corespun, batting, knit/woven garments, accessories, home goods and an exclusive Yarn and Fiber Club. Explore www.thesandpiper.biz!    On the Needles:(0:46) Genevieve wound Oink Pigments, Mystic DK, in Mother Knows Best Jasmin finished the body of her Nydia test knit for Vanessa Smith Designs, in Oink Pigments Mystic DK “Mother Knows Best” Gigi finished the Musselberg hat  by Ysolda with the orange and pink Oink yarn  Genevieve wound Liza Souza, Hardtwist Merino, Elsa Blue Jasmin split for the fronts and backs on her her Ripple Crop top by Jessie Maed Designs Gigi: cast on a Vanilla is the new Black sock  Genevieve wound Louet Gems, Gems Merino, in Apple Blossom Jasmin has finished the body of her Theano test knit, and has started the first sleeve. Gigi worked on the sleeve of the Rocky coast cardigan Jasmin sewed the pockets to the body of Genevieve's Pantastic Hoodie, sewed the steek (here it is on Instagram), steeked it (and posted to IGTV), knitted the hood, and blocked it again. Taught some young friends to knit  Jasmin mentioned Brittany needles Rules of Knitting in Public In Stitches:(20:24)  Genevieve wore her Bandit Cardigan, and the pink beanie she made herself Gigi: Cal King quilt, Halloween quilt  Events:(22:48) Stash Dash is being hosted on  DISCORD  Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here  2020 Summer Olympics will began on Friday, July 23, 2021 Bay Area Fiber Fair - JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021 Mother Knows Best:(25:44)  Best practices when photographing a kid When Knitting Attacks:(32:00) Tantalus, but with tape measures. PanathenicGames!35:58) #PanatheKnit #TeamSasquatch: A little spinning for the Incredibles sweater set Got the Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving (Emerald city) ready to ply Blair Auclair's Ranch (Radicle Herbs) Different switch for the Device Knits in Space:(41:20) School shopping (Genevieve) Did photo Shoot (Genevieve) Gentleman knitting at the Olympics And Sew On: (50:45) Jasmin picked up fabric for masks for Rex for school. Jasmin bought a Burda pants pattern

The Lawfare Podcast
The Olympics Aren't All Fun and Games

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 46:39


The Olympics ended yesterday after more than two weeks of exciting international competition in Tokyo. On this episode of the podcast, we're taking a look back at some of the security and international affairs issues that you might have noticed in this year's games and in Olympic history. Rohini Kurup sat down with author Roy Tomizawa to talk about the last time that Japan hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964 and the similarities with this year's games. Bryce Klehm spoke with Libby Lange, a former speech writer for Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, about the tense relations between China and Taiwan on display at the Olympics. Jacob Schulz spoke with ​Ethan Scheiner, a professor at UC Davis, about the history of violence at the Olympics. And Bryce talked with Claire Collins, an Olympic rower and a member of the U.S. national team, about participating in this year's games and some of the security challenges that followed.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Puck Soup
Betting On Yourself

Puck Soup

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 101:08


The boys and guest host Marisa Ingemi break down the Evander Kane gambling controversy, including whether a player can throw an NHL game; the Jack Eichel drama goes very public; Fleury picks Chicago; Torts joins ESPN; NWHL and the USWNT; the Summer Olympics; and the best and worst vacation destinations. Sponsored by Raycon and Brooklinen.

Knitmoregirls's Podcast
Stacking Ants 2 - Episode 638- The Knitmore Girls

Knitmoregirls's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 47:20


This week's episode is sponsored by:     Carry your creativity with Erin Lane Bags! Whether you show your fiber fandom with the woolly wonder Sheepleverse, or dive into history with the Curiosities collection, our project bags, totes, and hook and needle   organizers are at the ready to keep your hobby happy.     When was the last time your knitting yarn was a work of art? Infinite Twist produces one-of-a-kind semi-solid gradients featuring speckles, high-lights, low-lights, and gorgeous color transitions. From 700 y Giant Gradients to 200 y matching sock sets, Infinite Twist Gradients will hold your interest from cast on to bind off. See the currently available gradients at infinitetwist.com, or be the first to know when new colors are posted by signing up for our newsletter at infinitetwist.com/newsletter-signup       Have you ever had to frog because you forgot a step several rows back? Or lost your spot because you dropped your magnet board or lost track with your highlighter tape? Instead of wrestling with paper, use the knitCompanion app. It keeps you on track so you can knit more and frog less. knitCompanion works with ALL your patterns and is available for Apple, Android, and Kindle Fire Devices     Are you feeling dis-GRUNT-eled about your stash? Are you browsing Insta-HAM looking for knitting inspiration? Is color "kind of a PIG deal" in your life? Oink Pigments offers over one hundred forty PIG-ture perfect colorways to make you SQUEAL with delight.   For a limited time only, bring home the bacon with code KNITMORE and get fifteen percent off in-stock yarns and fibers at oinkpigments dot com. Shop soon, because these pigs will FLY!   The Sandpiper Gift & Yarn Boutique and Hoof-to-Hanger Fiber Mill in Bridgman, MI. The Sandpiper offers artisan - designed gifts (local, regional, national artists and Fair Trade products).  The boutique also offers their cottage industry fiber mill products - yarn, roving, corespun, batting, knit/woven garments, accessories, home goods and an exclusive Yarn and Fiber Club. Explore www.thesandpiper.biz!      On the Needles:(0:40)   Genevieve wound Seismic Yarns,Seismic Butter Sock, in "OOak" (Jasmin suspects it's a prototype of "Escape") Gigi finished the Musselberg hat  by Ysolda with the blue Oink yarn (January's Yarn of the Month)  Genevieve wound Oink Pigments, Dapper, in "Give Peeps a Chance" Gigi finished a sock for Andrew, knitted the foot up to toe decreases.  Jasmin has finished the body of her Theano test knit, and is almost at the ribbing. Gigi cast on a Musselburg hat out of pink and orange (June's Yarn of the Month) Oink yarn, and is getting close to the decreases. Jasmin sewed the pockets to the body of Genevieve's Pantastic Hoodie, and picked up and knit the zipper facings. Genevieve is working on her Lisa Souza BFL "Spruce" colored Beanie In Stitches:(0:32)  Genevieve wore her Zebra Socks, her Anna Cardigan, her Gryffindor Hat , and her pink beanie she made herself. Gigi used her Cal King quilt and her Halloween quilt. Jasmin wore her Blossom pullover.   Events:(12:39) Stash Dash is being hosted on  DISCORD  Jasmin has posted her Stash Dash spreadsheet here  2020 Summer Olympics will began on Friday, July 23, 2021 Bay Area Fiber Fair - JUNE 25 - SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 RHINEBECK! October 16-17 2021   Mother Knows Best:(14:58) Keep wearing your masks.   When Knitting Attacks:(23:16) Jasmin's Akerworks bobbin breaks WHILE she's spinning on it.   PanathenicGames!(26:36) #PanatheKnit #TeamSasquatch: A little spinning for the Incredibles sweater set Lisa Souza Ultrafine Australian Merino Roving, some white cormo Blair Auclair's Ranch (Radicle Herbs) Knits in Space:(30:02) OYSTER SHUCKING!   And Sew On: (40:13) Jasmin is hand sewing a buttonhole on her friend's Favorite Sweater Ray's Sewing

Madigan's Pubcast
Episode 51: Hologram Concerts, A Grizzly Stalker, & The Exorcist Returns

Madigan's Pubcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 74:58


Kathleen opens the show drinking a Boardwalk Blonde ale from Backshore Brewing Company in Ocean City, MD, which she picked up on her recent trip for a show in Selbyville, DE in July. TERMITE SHOUTOUTS: Kathleen is thrilled to go through the mail from the PO box, thanking Termite Mindy from New Orleans for her Nunzilla, and an anonymous Termite for her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” insulated cup. Termite Heather sent a box of crazy fun beer, which Kathleen can't wait to ice down and enjoy next week when her friend Ron White comes to stay. “GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich Pringles, which she thinks are delicious but won't replace her preference for her favorite Lay's original. She then moves on to taste Mexican Street Corn flavored Cheetos, which she also gives 2 thumbs up. Kathleen finalizes her tasting with the new Purely Balanced Tzatziki Ranch dressing from Litehouse. UPDATE ON KATHLEEN'S QUEEN'S COURT: Kathleen provides an update on the Queens, announcing that Dolly has released a new single to support the release of her new perfume, Scent From Above. Cher tweeted this week about the joy that she experienced when she got to spend an evening with her idol, Tina Turner. Tanya Tucker is successfully recovering from hip surgery, and Chaka Khan made a surprise appearance at the Newport Folk Festival as part of an all-star ensemble cast closing off the weekend. MORE SUBWAY TUNA TURMOIL: As a follow-up to EP26 reviewing Subway's questionable tuna ingredients, Kathleen provides an update that in July 2021, Subway Restaurants Inc urged a federal judge in California to throw out a lawsuit accusing the chain of deceiving consumers about the content of its tuna. Subway maintains that the plaintiffs have offered no facts to support their claim that Subway's tuna did not contain "100% sustainably caught skipjack and yellowfin tuna.” 2021 OLYMPICS: Kathleen loves the Olympics, and is thrilled to read an update from Tokyo where Pizza Hut Japan is offering a Decathlon Pizza, with 10 types of meat in celebration of the Olympic games. Kathleen provides her opinion on all of the pizzas that her sister has delivered for her kids when she visits, and then rates her favorite Summer Olympic sports – she's a big fan of gymnastics and doesn't understand Dressage. WHITNEY HOLOGRAM CONCERT: Kathleen is amused as she reads an announcement that the estate of Whitney Houston is presenting “An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Concert,” a new residency at Harrah's Las Vegas. The production will begin in October 2021, and will feature the virtual image and voice of the late singer backed by a live four-piece band and background singers and dancers performing “all the hits.” NEW EXORCIST TRILOGY CONFIRMED: Kathleen is thrilled to share with the Termites that Universal is investing $400 million to film a new “Exorcist” trilogy, with Ellen Burstyn reprising her 1973 role as Chris MacNeil. Kathleen shares her own story about the first time she secretly watched The Exorcist despite her parents specifically stating that she wasn't allowed to. MAN STALKED BY GRIZZLY: Kathleen is shocked to read an article advising that a US Coast Guard chopper rescued a man in near Nome, Alaska who claimed he had been stalked and attacked by a bear for a week. The man hid from the grizzly in a building of a remote mining camp and wrote “SOS” on the roof until he was found. THE DATING GAME KILLER: As Termites know, Kathleen is a fan of true crime and Investigation Discovery, and she's shocked to read that a convicted serial killer that she has never heard of has died in a state hospital. Rodney James Alcala, 77, otherwise known as the “Dating Game Killer,” had been on California's death row since his 2010 conviction for the murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl.KIDS CAMP GONE WRONG: Kathleen is amused and provides her own colorful commentary when she reads an article detailing how staffers at Camp Quinebarge—a decades-old program in New Hampshire, are trying to help the camp make its comeback after a canceled summer season last year. Campers described six days of chaos to an exclusive report to The Boston Globe, with undercooked food, staffing shortages, brawls amongst the campers, and quarantine due to illness. Kathleen mentions that when she was a kid, “going to camp” referred to setting up a tent in the back yard and inviting neighbor kids over.LETHARGIC PYTHON: In continuing with her recent stories about snakes behaving badly, Kathleen squeals describing the horror that a group of New Jersey residents must have felt when they found a wounded 10-foot python on top of the trash. A local breeder who owns an online business selling and breeding pythons was issued summonses for animal cruelty. WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Sophie: A Murder In West Cork” on Netflix, and listening to the Chasing Ghislaine podcast on Audible. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Roger Bennett and Jon Wertheim

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 88:56


In which John Heilemann talks with Roger Bennett, cohost of Men in Blazers on NBC Sports, and Jon Wertheim, executive editor of Sports Illustrated. Heilemann, Bennet, and Wertheim discuss the Tokyo Summer Olympics, how the games have been affected by our deeply polarized politics (with conservatives trashing Team USA for excessive wokeness), and the controversy around Simone Biles's decision to prioritize her mental health over winning at all costs. They go deep on recently published books by the two guests: Bennett's Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home and Wertheim's Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever, both of which explore the lasting impact of the 1980s on sports and culture—from the birth that year of the modern NBA (Magic v. Bird in the NBA Finals, Michael Jordan joining the Chicago Bulls, David Stern becoming the league's commissioner) to the triumph of 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Bennett and Wertheim also reflect on the legacy of 1985-86 Chicago Bears, and in particular the cultural landmark that was “The Super Bowl Shuffle." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann
Roger Bennett and Jon Wertheim

Hell & High Water with John Heilemann

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 97:11


In which John Heilemann talks with Roger Bennett, cohost of Men in Blazers on NBC Sports, and Jon Wertheim, executive editor of Sports Illustrated. Heilemann, Bennet, and Wertheim discuss the Tokyo Summer Olympics, how the games have been affected by our deeply polarized politics (with conservatives trashing Team USA for excessive wokeness), and the controversy around Simone Biles's decision to prioritize her mental health over winning at all costs. They go deep on recently published books by the two guests: Bennett's Reborn in the USA: An Englishman's Love Letter to His Chosen Home and Wertheim's Glory Days: The Summer of 1984 and the 90 Days That Changed Sports and Culture Forever, both of which explore the lasting impact of the 1980s on sports and culture—from the birth that year of the modern NBA (Magic v. Bird in the NBA Finals, Michael Jordan joining the Chicago Bulls, David Stern becoming the league's commissioner) to the triumph of 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Bennett and Wertheim also reflect on the legacy of 1985-86 Chicago Bears, and in particular the cultural landmark that was “The Super Bowl Shuffle." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Stuff Mom Never Told You
SMNTY Classics: Fighting for Women's Olympic Boxing

Stuff Mom Never Told You

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 58:45


At the 2016 Summer Olympics women's boxing event, all eyes were on U.S.A. phenom Claressa Shields. In this classic episode, Cristen and Caroline share Shields' inspiring backstory and women's boxing's long road to Olympic glory. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Reality Life with Kate Casey
Ep. - 378 - ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER DOCUMENTARY DIRECTOR KEVIN MACDONALD BEN MANDELKER REVIEWS LOVE ISLAND UK

Reality Life with Kate Casey

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 47:08


Academy Award winning Director Kevin MacDonald discusses One Day in September, which examines the September 5, 1972 murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. The film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 72nd Academy Awards. Ben Mandelker, Co-Host of Watch What Crappens podcast reviews season 7 of Love Island UK on Hulu. Reality Life with Kate CaseyPatreon: http://www.patreon.com/katecaseyCameo: https://cameo.com/katecaseyTwitter: https://twitter.com/katecaseyInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/katecaseycaTik Tok: http://www.tiktok.com/itskatecaseyClubhouse: @katecasey Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/113157919338245Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/shop/katecasey See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Trey Gowdy Podcast
A Majestic Combination: Athletics, National Pride & Sportsmanship

The Trey Gowdy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 13:53


On this episode, Trey looks ahead to the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.  He reflects on some of the most impactful moments from the Olympics over the years, his attempt to keep politics out of the Olympic games, and the importance of remembering our shared humanity through the power of sports.   Follow Trey on Twitter: @TGowdySC