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Skullduggery
The Hypocrisy of Davos Man (w/ Peter S. Goodman)

Skullduggery

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 59:24


The World Economic Forum is something that takes place every year in Davos, Switzerland. Mark Benioff, Billionaire CEO of cloud computing company Salesforce who frequents this forum, is an evangelist for a concept known as stakeholder capitalism. The notion that corporate executors have an obligation to not just do what's best for its shareholders, the folks who bought the stocks and reaped the dividends, but for all its stakeholders including the company's workers, consumers, suppliers, and more broadly, society at large. It's positioned Benioff as that most admirable of characters at the annual retreat, a progressive CEO committed to ending climate change, promoting diversity, and otherwise making the world a better place. But according to our guest Peter S. Goodman of The New York Times, and author of the book Davos Man, it's all a charade. In addition, our hosts discuss the latest developments into Jan. 6th, the newly discovered Draft Executive Order for the Military to cease election machines, as well as the recent news out of Georgia in regards to the infamous Trump phone call to find him more votes. GUEST:Peter S. Goodman (@petersgoodman), @nytimes global econ corr. Author of DAVOS MAN: How the Billionaires Devoured the WorldHOSTS:Michael Isikoff (@Isikoff), Chief Investigative Correspondent, Yahoo NewsDaniel Klaidman (@dklaidman), Editor in Chief, Yahoo NewsVictoria Bassetti (@VBass), fellow, Brennan Center for Justice (contributing co-host) RESOURCES:Pick Up Goodman's book - Here.Watch Rutger Bregman Viral Clip from Davos - Here.Follow us on Twitter: @SkullduggeryPodListen and subscribe to "Skullduggery" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.Email us with feedback, questions or tips: SkullduggeryPod@yahoo.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Perfume Room
34. Niche Houses You Need to Know (w/ @thenichesampler Valerie March)

Perfume Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 59:49


@thenichesample Valerie March, one of my favorite fragrance content creators, is in the Perfume Room today. By day, she explores bio-hazardous samples (she's currently getting her PhD in Tuberculosis research in Switzerland) and by evening, niche. Valerie shares the houses you NEED to know, her fragrance wardrobe theory and the five scents in her own collection that would make the cut, the molecule responsible for “old people smell,” her 2022 fragrance trend predictions, and — you will NEVER guess what her signature scent was prior to getting into niche. FRAGS MENTIONED: MFK BR 540 Extrait, Les Liquides Imaginaries L'Ile Pourpre, Les Liquides Imaginaries Blanche Bête, Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady, BR 540 EDP, Maison Crivelli Lys Sølaberg, Frederic Malle Carnal Flower, Atelier Des Ors Lune Feline, Roos & Roos Song for a Queen, Maison Crivelli Discovery kit, Parle Moi de Parfum discovery set, Revlon Pink Happiness, Carolina Herrera 212, Rihanna Nude, Coco Mademoiselle, Elizabeth Arden: Red Door, Green Tea, Sunflowers; Vilhelm Dear Polly, Chloe EDP, Parfum de Marly Safanad, Armani My Way, Savour, Pernoire, YSL Black Opium, Eau de New York 00 Auriel Odin, D&G Light Blue, Parfum de Marly Delina, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Carolina Herrera Good Girl, Tom Ford Santal Blush, Atelier Materi Santal Blond, Le Labo Santal 33, Byredo Bal D'Afrique, BDK Gris Charnel, Carolina Herrera VIP, JHAG Sunny Side Up, DS & Durga Rose Atlantic FOLLOW VALERIE: @thenichesampler 10% OFF MAISON CRIVELLI DISCOVERY KIT: code 'perfumeroom10' FOLLOW THE POD: @perfumeroompod LET'S FIND YOUR NEXT SCENT! https://shoplist.us/emmavernon/consults

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show
January 24th, 2022 8am Alice Celebrity Trash

Sarah and Vinnie Full Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2022 16:38


Encanto song 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' passes 'Let It Go' as highest-charting Disney animated hit in 26 years, Kanye West is upset that he is not getting final approval on the documentary about him that will be on Netflix, and Tina Turner and her husband buy a $76 million weekend home in Switzerland!

REI Rookies Podcast (Real Estate Investing Rookies)
Turnkey Real Estate and Scaling with Dani Lynn and Flip Robison

REI Rookies Podcast (Real Estate Investing Rookies)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 34:11


Flip & Dani Lynn Robison started in real estate in 2008 as Realtors and quickly realized that real estate investing was where it needed to be. They quickly transitioned and over a decade later, they have bought and sold over 1000 properties. Today they serve as the Co-Founders and Chairmen of the Freedom Real Estate Group Family of Companies based out of Centerville, Ohio with over 40 team members and still growing. Dani Lynn is also an esteemed Forbes Real Estate Council member with numerous published articles and expert panel features. Together, they are also members of several masterminds and investment groups and partnered with national and international investor organizations. They have also been featured at speaking events around the country and numerous podcasts. Currently, their parent company, Freedom Real Estate Group, tripled its sales in 2019 from the prior year and continues to grow and manage high-volume residential flips. Starting in 2020, their team also began renovating and managing mid-size apartment complexes. Their property management team currently manages over 500 properties for investors all over the United States and around the world including Switzerland, Canada, France, England, Iran, and Japan. Connect with Dani Lynn and Flip Robison! Website: https://freedomrealestategroup.com/ (https://freedomrealestategroup.com/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreedomRealEstateGroupOhio/ (https://www.facebook.com/FreedomRealEstateGroupOhio/) YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1AEhMUyXuqZPLvBvhkKXQ (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA1AEhMUyXuqZPLvBvhkKXQ) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/freedom-real-estate-group-ohio/ (https://www.linkedin.com/company/freedom-real-estate-group-ohio/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/freedomrealestategroup/ (https://www.instagram.com/freedomrealestategroup/) LIKE • SHARE • JOIN • REVIEW http://reimastermind.net/?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network (Website) https://www.patreon.com/reimastermind?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network (Patreon) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rei-mastermind-network-real-estate-investing-strategies/id1227366661?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network (Apple Podcasts) https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cDovL3JlaXJvb2tpZXMubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network (Google Podcasts) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_6OpKSfSGvgGDG1qtBQw9Q?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network?utm_medium=podcast&utm_source=bcast&utm_campaign=rei-mastermind-network (YouTube)... Support this podcast

Newshour
Ukraine tension: Urgent talks as invasion fears grow

Newshour

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 47:19


The two top diplomats from the US and Russia have concluded brief negotiations in Geneva. The talks were designed to defuse the threat of war in Ukraine. Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said the talks with the US Secretary of State Antony Blinken were constructive. Also in the programme: We hear an extraordinary story of survival from Tonga after the volcanic eruption last Saturday. And scientists say the plant enset, which is a staple in Ethiopia, could be a new superfood and a lifesaver in the face of climate change. (Photo: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken greets Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov before their meeting, in Geneva, Switzerland. Russian Foreign Ministry/Handout via Reuters)

Fastest Known Podcast
FKTOY #3 and #2 Awards Announced - #173

Fastest Known Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 84:11


#3 Female: Anna Troup FKT: Pennine Way (UK) Time: 3d 00h 46m 37s Notes: The premier long trail in the UK is also very competitive; 8 hrs quicker than her own FKT set 2 weeks earlier Athlete Comments: "It was typical English weather, which means it rained most of the time.” "The classic style in the UK is full Support, partially because we've been doing this a long time, before GPS and watches and so forth, so people were just there to watch and verify you. And to share in the joy." #3 Male: Timothy Olson FKT: Pacific Crest Trail (CA, OR, WA) Time: 51d 16h 55m 00s Notes: Very consistent pace (51.3 mpd) on a very long trail (2,653 mi) while navigating numerous Fire Closures; 16 hrs faster than Karel Sabbe 2016 Athlete Comments: (None at this time) Previous Podcast: https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/137-timothy-olson #2 Female: Mikaela Osler FKT: Long Trail (VT) Time: 6d 11h 33m 00s Notes: Unsupported fast time on a gnarly Premier Route; 7min faster than Nika Meyers 2020 Athlete Comments: "If I had went Self-supported I could slept at my own house next to the trail! I underestimated the food so I was hungry the whole time. This Trail is so hard; there are no switchbacks." Previous Podcast: https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/118-fktoy-2020-p1 #2 Male: Karel Sabbe FKT: Via Alpina, Red Trail (Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France, Monaco) Time: 30d 08h 40m 00s Notes: Traversed the entire Alps through 8 countries, starting and finishing on the sea; 14 days faster than Self-supported from 2019 Athlete Comments: "My plan was 87km/day, the same at the AT, but the Via Alpina has 20-25% more vertical gain. Originally I desperately wanted to hike the PCT, but didn't have enough time off work to do it slowly - that's how I got started with fast thru-hiking." Previous Podcast (our 2nd ever!): https://fastestknowntime.com/podcast/episode-2-karel-sabbe

Ones and Tooze
Inside the Davos Bubble

Ones and Tooze

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 30:00


It's been lampooned as a gathering of "the rich and the clueless." U2 lead singer Bono referred to its attendees as "fact cats in the snow." So what makes the World Economic Forum's annual conference in Davos so closely watched? Co-host Adam Tooze has been there twice and would have traveled to Switzerland again this year had the confab not been relegated to online-only status thanks to Omicron. Instead, he talks to Cameron Abadi about what really happens in Davos and how the super rich differentiate themselves from the run-of-the-mill aristocrats there.Also on the show: Part two of our lifecycle series, this one focusing on education. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Ketchup With The Freys
Ep 54: We Made It To Switzerland!

Ketchup With The Freys

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 42:14


YOU GUYS, WE MADE IT!!! This week we're sharing ALLLL the things that went wrong on our travels over the pond, chatting a bit about the cute little town we're in, and we recap Blaire's first ski lesson! Tune in to ketchup with us ;) LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN!

Live Long and Master Aging
David Marcinek: Improving muscle endurance to age better

Live Long and Master Aging

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 42:26


Muscle endurance can be improved, in older adults, without physical exercise, according to the results of a new clinical trial.  Scientists in the US and Switzerland say their research suggests supplementation with a gut metabolite, known as urolithin A, may counteract age-associated muscle decline.  This is significant as a potential intervention that could slow the onset of frailty in older people, and prolong healthspan.   The study, sponsored by the Swiss life science company, Amazentis  (also sponsors of this podcast), was conduced at the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.  It was designed to test the hypothesis that long-term supplementation with Mitopure, a highly pure, synthetic form of urolithin A, would improve mitochondrial function and muscle performance in older adults.   In this LLAMA podcast interview, the study's principal investigator, Prof. David Marcinek, explains the findings and why he believes they could be especially beneficial for older people who are unable to exercise.  We also delve into the importance of mitochondrial health and why the so-called powerhouses of our cells play such a pivotal role in our ability to thrive and enjoy a long life. Interview recorded: January 12, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA website.This episode is brought to you in association with Amazentis. A Swiss lifescience company that's pioneering, cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition under its timeline brand.Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

Tap into The Power of Your Mind using Law of Attraction and Hypnosis Techniques

In Episode #188, I am talking with Penny Zenker     Penny Zenker is a focusologist, an international speaker, business strategy coach and best-selling author.       Before her 31st Birthday, Penny founded, developed and sold her first multi-million dollar business while living in Zurich, Switzerland. Later at the worlds 4th largest Market Research company, she managed business unit turnarounds and was a Tony Robbins business coach helping entrepreneurs around the world to double their businesses.      Penny is one of America's leading experts in the psychology of productivity to eliminate distraction, perfectionism and self-sabotage to maximize results in every area of your life.    Today, Penny Zenker is sharing with us some of her insights on Own Your Focus     We talked about:    Focusologist and what it is.    The thing people get wrong about time management.  Why we have a tug of war with time.   The most important lesson she has learned around focus.  What focus has to do with our mindset.   How our relationship with time affects other areas of our lives.      She can be found on:  https://pennyzenker360.com/    https://pennyzenker360.com/positive-productivity-podcast/    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpabrTq2Rg0oHoddcqYjqwA    Distraction quiz: https://pennyzenker360.com/dq/podcast    * * * * *  Victoria Gallagher is a worldwide leader in Hypnotherapy, a #1 Best Selling Author, International Speaker, Life Success Coach, and Renowned Authority on the Law of Attraction. She has dedicated her life to empowering people all over the world to successfully live a life of liberty, aligned with their dreams through her effective meditative recordings and online courses.  With the new HypnoCloud iOS app, you can achieve the wealth you desire, be healthy and fit, have the career you want, live the lifestyle of which you dream, and reach spiritual fulfillment.  Download HypnoCloud from the App Store now: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/hypnocloud-relax-and-let-go/id1450270910  Get it on Google Play  For our listeners who found us on Power of Your Mind Podcast, go to Hyptalk.com and sign up for your Free Self-Hypnosis Video Training Course. Also First Time Customers get 35% off Your First Order of Hypnosis Downloads when you use the code "PODCAST" in your shopping cart at: Hyptalk.com  Learn more about Victoria Gallagher and her new book Practical Law of Attraction at: VictoriaMGallagher.com  If you enjoyed today's episode, please leave us a review!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/power-your-mind-hypnosis-law-attraction-meditation/id1161784063?mt=2 

The Confetti Hour Podcast
'Sustainability in Weddings' with Lorella Othenin-Girard of Borrowed by La Jolie Bride

The Confetti Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 36:58


Lorella's passion for wedding and event planning, as well as her entrepreneurial mindset, naturally led her to start her first company, La Jolie Bride, a bridal concierge service. She wanted to help every bride-to-be enjoy their moment in a stress-free, beautiful and magical way, all while offering her French touch, to their most romantic event. Working with many brides over time, made her realize that one of their biggest struggles was to find accessories to go with their bridal look. Where to look? Will it match my dress? What will go well together? how many accessories are too many? Keeping all these concerns in mind, she decided to create a high end bridal accessories rental platform to help brides perfect their look in an effortless way. In addition, Lorella believes you can have a big wedding without having a big impact on the environment. She works with brands that share her values and with brides that find it more fun to rent rather than buy.   Lorella graduated from one of the world's leading international hospitality management school, Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2014 and gained experience at international companies such as W hotels, Publicis Live, Sotheby's and Pictet & Cie SA, a Swiss private bank, where she was a marketing manager. She has organized exclusive events around the globe for ultra-high net-worth individuals and leading entrepreneurs. Her vast experience in hospitality, marketing and event management, have equipped her with a knowledge and expertise that make working in the wedding industry seamless.  Featured Guest: Lorella Othenin-Girard of Borrowed by La Jolie Bride and La Jolie Bride Website: https://borrowedbyljb.com, https://lajoliebride.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/borrowedbyljb https://www.instagram.com/la_jolie_bride  As a special offer for our confetti hour listeners -- you can get 15% off all orders made in 2022 on Borrowed by La Jolie Bride with promo code 'CONFETTI22' -- Help support Renée and The Confetti Hour show with a small contribution of $3 per month or yearly contribution to the show. Your support goes towards the professional maintenance of the show allowing Renée to continue to bring on reputable wedding professionals weekly to share their incredible journeys and tangible tips to help wedding professionals elevate their services.Consider supporting at https://www.patreon.com/theconfettihour

Aww Shift
Mahima - Meditation and Mindset

Aww Shift

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 24:46


Guesting on this episode is Europe's number one self-mastery mentor, mindset trainer, international best-selling author, and award-winning speaker Mahima Lucille Klinge. Mahima was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in Switzerland. She has dedicated her entire adult life to mastering the skill of joyful living in the present moment and sharing what she has learned. Mahima's mindsets training and workshops restore energetic, peaceful, balanced, and optimistic people who are stressed out physically, mentally, and emotionally. Mahima offers a one-of-a-kind approach to discovering your genius and real calling in life using a combination of exclusive tools and techniques. Tune in as Mahima talks about the importance of Meditation and Mindset. [08:08] Why should I listen to you? You should pay attention to me because I talk from the heart and personal experience. I try to practice what I preach. I have two and a half decades of unique development material from when people were pursuing master's degrees, PhDs, or other pieces of paper that would help them in life. [08:48] For many years, I sat in an ashram in India, meditating six hours a day because I had discovered my passion, something that could help me transcend my limited thinking and experience. Something much more beautiful and empowering, which enabled me to create a great deal of beauty in my life. [11:03] How did you become the person you are today, knowing all the hurdles you had to jump over to get to where you are right now? I'll begin by telling you about my great-grandmother. She grew up in Africa, where there was no running water or electricity. She never left the area, lived for over 90 years, and died there. My grandfather, on the other hand, desired more for himself. He resolved to walk from Zimbabwe to South Africa, from the heart of Africa to the nature of Africa. Consider the distance he had to travel to obtain what he desired, even if there are dangers, particularly in animals in Africa, which contribute to the deaths of many people. [12:26] My grandfather was the first member of our family to escape the heart of Africa with running water, and he did it by moving to the suburbs, where he and my grandmother met. My mother, on the other hand, went as far as she could in her schooling. However, she did not attend university, opting instead for high school education. And they began their career as a nurse. [13:04] Mahima is born into a world where her father disappears, which was rather typical in those days; it wasn't uncommon for a man to vanish and abandon his children, and I've never heard from my father since. As a result, Mahima is only related to her grandmother and mother. [14:36] Mahima's family was similarly raised as Roman Catholics. She received a Roman Catholic education, including beatings. She had all of these things happen to her at the age of 14, but she managed to break away because she began modeling at a young age. Mahima got noticed in Zimbabwe and started earning money more money than anybody else in her family made. It enabled her to leave home at 16 since she thought the setting was no longer suitable for her. [15:33] Mahima became aware of the damage caused by years of abuse and trauma when she married at 21. She married the Swiss guy, and he demonstrated how disoriented she was; how far removed she was from loving, respecting, and feeling comfortable in her flesh. She was unaware that she was that untidy until she entered into a relationship. That relationship ended although they lived in a magnificent house with a swimming pool and a jacuzzi - all the things that should indicate that you have a husband, a beautiful home, you have accomplished something, and it will make you happy. None of it brought her happiness. In fact, she was more wretched than she had ever been. [16:49] How do we get to the point of the Mahima mindset? Where does that all come to start budding and growing into what it is now? By luck, life brought me to India. I found myself in an Ashram in India; I was not looking for anything. I knew nothing about ashrams or Indian gurus. I had no idea what this entire scene was about. However, a friend saw my state and suggested, "Before you do anything else, go there." This ashram is teeming with incredible people from all over the world. All of whom are thoroughly judging the space. I'm wondering what these individuals are doing here. It is all absurd. The teachers have died and are viewing videos, but they're all crammed in like a thousand people in this enormous hole. [17:54] As soon as the dead guru began speaking in the video, I stopped feeling that everything the person was saying was directed at me. I have this icy sensation of the hair at the back of my neck sticking up. And I begin to feel as if I agree with everything he says. It's as though he's staring directly at me. And speaking now to me was the oddest thing. However, I had no idea how to meditate. I closed my eyes and immediately felt at ease. I began to feel the expansion. I began to feel myself shifting away from the negativity that had been my typical state of Consciousness and toward the most profound form of consciousness. That is what I refer to as my awakening. Because I was so deeply ensconced in this peaceful realm, the hole was empty when I opened my eyes. [18:53] All of the thousands of people who had gathered had left, but I remained. Simply put, I was more at ease than I had ever been in my life. I had no idea what had happened. That day marked the start of my stay at the Ashram. As a result, I was lonely. I had no one to talk to. I went back to my hotel room and promptly fell asleep. The first thing I did when I awakened the following day was closing my eyes. I wanted to stay there since it had been such a beautiful moment of peace. I closed my eyes for two hours and meditated. I then went to the Ashram. And I found myself becoming increasingly engrossed in everything going on there. [19:50] While others struggled with meditation and sitting still, this young 22-year-old could sit for hours simply holding space, exploring my consciousness, exploring what it felt like to feel powerful and peaceful. To let that energy flow through you, dissolving fear, dissolving smallness, dissolving anger, pain, and confusion, all of which dissolve in the face of our true nature, which is our soul essence. That is how it evolved. It was merely a chance, but I took advantage of it. I feel that some of us are given opportunities in life. However, we passed up those opportunities. But I clutched all those opportunities with both freaking hands and surfed that wave until today. [20:57] How did you start finding the ways to go back to the world that allowed you to become a leader who makes a living, helping other people live better? After six months at this Ashram with the teacher who died, I felt as if I needed a teacher in his body. I wanted someone with whom I could dig and ask questions, such as what is all this enlightenment nonsense, and so on. I was able to comprehend everything fully. [21:19] So I went to this other location where the teacher was still alive, with a smaller crowd. When I arrived, the guy stated that I had met the person and that a few minutes later, I was invited to this small room where he would meet with new individuals. And he told me in the first meeting, you're going to offer Satsang, and he laughed because Satsang back then meant these sessions where people would sit and ask him questions, and he would support and help them. [21:54]When it came to meditation, I found it to be effortless. In that first meeting, he saw something in me that I couldn't have seen or even thought of, so that was the first seed of this concept. I believe because I had a distinct talent. So he planted that seed, and when he died five years later, it was crystal clear to me that it was time to share what I had learned. And I could tell I had learned a lot because I had so much more laughter, joy, and enjoyment in my life, and I could make bold decisions and do new things. I was able to pick up on those messages by going into my head and listening to my heart and following the counsel of my soul. [23:24] I was invited to Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, and Italy. All of these different countries just happened to be asking me, and they were organizing the events, and all I had to do was fly and be there, and then they would do it on a donation basis, and then they would give me the money that people donated. That's how I got started. That's when my gift began. [24:35] What are the things that you're creating that you're excited about that help people? I'm looking forward to seeing more leaders worldwide who have realized the strength that lies within their hearts. My purpose is to help others feel peaceful, powerful, and joyous in the present moment, regardless of what is going on around them. It's your right as a human being. You were born as that essence, and you will leave as that essence to feel love, be grounded, and feel plentiful. [25:12] Assisting others in returning to themselves and then urging them to share that message throughout the world through their example. Allowing yourself and doing your passion in life, is a component of that example. So, instead of being, "Look, I'm just going to make money and have my passion over here," how can you make that work? I believe that more people should be earning money doing what they enjoy. But it all starts with performing the inner work to remove the negative thoughts that you can't, that you can't be one of those individuals, that it's just for a select few. [26:07] I'm interested in inspiring individuals to tap into their actual potential and a powerful mission, which is something they're passionate about, altering, changing, and being a part of a positive global discourse and elevated space that they build in themselves, and then in their communities. [27:29] My mission is to awaken more people to their potential and power and empower them to share it with the rest of the world. I love the notion of constructing "centers" around the world where people can come together physically in a physical space to heal, transform, enlighten, and play, as well as share ideas and initiatives. So I'd want to adopt the Mahima approach and open up a few locations throughout the world, in nature, and perhaps also in some major cities where people need what we do and meet people personally. Everyone will, indeed, be online, but in my vision, we do online, but then we go on spectacular excursions offline. Go to https://themahimamindset.com/  to start your 21-day meditation challenge, and to know about the Mahima mindset. You can also follow  Mahima on her socials: LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram 

Swiss and Chips - Your British guide to Switzerland
Relocating to Switzerland: Part 2

Swiss and Chips - Your British guide to Switzerland

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 20:04


What is it really like to move to Switzerland? In the second of two episodes looking back at when Jo first relocated from the UK, we delve into some of the unexpected sides to setting up a new life among the Swiss. In this episode we cover: Differences in lifestyle between England and Switzerland The surprises that come with renting a flat Working in Switzerland and finding a job Previous episodes we refer to in the show: How to find an apartment in Switzerland as an expat How to find a job in Switzerland as an expat

KataHaifisch
Premiere: Okuma - Urmel [underyourskin]

KataHaifisch

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 7:49


We are beyond excited to present Switzerland producers, Okuma, new “Bi-Ba-Bü” EP which is full of nuances and pure energy. ✨Okuma SC: https://soundcloud.com/okuma-sounds ✨Underyourskinrecords SC: @underyourskinrecords ✨KataHaifisch SC: @KataHaifisch

Well-Traveled with AAA
Well-Traveled With AAA ~ Switzerland

Well-Traveled with AAA

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 33:04


January 18, 2021 ~ When you think of Switzerland, soaring Alpine peaks, quaint storybook villages, and ridiculously delicious chocolates are just some of the things that might pop to mind. While any one of these could make for an amazing trip, they're just the start of what's on offer in this magical mountainous enclave. Preview the sites and activities – both in the country, and in those just a short ride away – with Switzerland Tourism Director of the Americas Claudio Zemp.      

Great Women in Compliance
Corporate Integrity Matters with Sonja Stirnimann

Great Women in Compliance

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 29:10


Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley.  Corporate Integrity is something that is a core component of a strong compliance program, and today's guest is a leader in helping organizations globally understand and provide guidance on in this area, as well as hosting a wonderful podcast on this topic "The Human Factor: Why Corporate Integrity Matters."  Sonja Stirnimann is the Founder and Managing Director at Structuul AG, a consultancy based in Switzerland which focuses on preventing fraud and non-compliance, as well as hosting her podcast.   Lisa had the opportunity to discuss how Sonja defines corporate integrity, as well as why humans are the key to building a strong program (as well as indicators of one that needs improvement). She shares some of the challenges she has faced as a woman leader and entrepreneur, and also one where she had her own integrity challenges very early in her career. We also have the chance to Sonja to share some of her favorite places to visit in Switzerland and allows Lisa to reminisce about that amazing place. GWIC is excited about our winter season, and always happy to get suggestions on guests, recommendations or ideas to make our podcast and community even stronger. As always, we are so grateful for all of your support and if you have any feedback or suggestions for our line up or would just like to reach out and say hello, we always welcome hearing from our listeners. If you are enjoying this episode, please rate it on your preferred podcast player to help other likeminded Ethics and Compliance professionals find it.  You can also find the GWIC podcast on Corporate Compliance Insights where Lisa and Mary have a landing page with additional information about them and the story of the podcast.   You can subscribe to the Great Women in Compliance podcast on any podcast player by searching for it and we welcome new subscribers to our podcast. Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here. 

The Gary Null Show
The Gary Null Show - 01.18.22

The Gary Null Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 60:39


HEALTH NEWS Walking for 150 minutes per week associated with improved wellbeing in over-50  Trinity College Dublin, January 17, 2022  New research using data from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin shows that being physically active, for example by walking for at least 150 minutes per week, is associated with more social participation and better mental health and wellbeing.  The findings show that: Two-thirds of the Irish population aged 50 years and older report low or moderate levels of physical activity while only one-third report high levels of activity, based on the International Physical Activity Questionnaire. Middle-aged and older Irish adults with high levels of physical activity report greater participation in social activities, less anxiety, better quality of life, and less loneliness compared to those with low physical activity levels. Middle-aged and older adults with low levels of physical activity are over twice as likely to have clinically relevant depressive symptoms as those with high levels of physical activity (14% versus 6%). Interventions should specifically target women, older adults, those in employment, those who are not engaged in non-church related social activities and those living in built-up areas such as apartments.     Study finds hydroxychloroquine delays disability for least treatable form of multiple sclerosis University of Calgary (Canada), January 17, 2022 A University of Calgary study has found promising results for the generic drug hydroxychloroquine when used to treat the evolution of disability of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the least treatable form of the autoimmune disease.  Cumming School of Medicine research teams found hydroxychloroquine helped to slow the worsening of disability during the 18-month study involving participants at the MS clinic in Calgary. The research was published in Annals of Neurology. The experimental study, known as a single-arm phase II futility trial, followed 35 people between November 2016 and June 2021. Researchers expected to see at least 40 percent, or 14 participants, experience a significant worsening of their walking function, but at the end of the trial only eight participants had worsened. Hydroxychloroquine was generally well-tolerated.     Tree nut consumption is associated with better diet Louisiana State University,  January 16, 2022 A new study, published this week in the open access journal Nutrients, compares the nutrient adequacy and diet quality of those who consume tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts), and non-tree nut consumers in a nationally representative population. Tree nut consumption was associated with better nutrient adequacy for most nutrients that are lacking in the diets of many Americans, and with better diet quality. Researchers looked at 14,386 adults in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES). The data showed that, compared to non-consumers, tree nut consumers had a lower percentage of the population consuming usual intakes of nutrients below the recommended levels of vitamins A, E and C; folate; calcium; iron; magnesium; and zinc. Tree nut consumers had a higher percentage of the population over the recommendation for adequate intake for dietary fiber and potassium    Protein isolated from baker's yeast shows potential against leukemia cells University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), January 16, 2022  An enzyme identified in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as brewer's or baker's yeast, has passed in vitro trials, demonstrating its capacity to kill acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells. "In this study, we characterize the enzyme L-asparaginase from S. cerevisiae. The results show this protein can efficiently annihilate leukemia cells with low cytotoxicity to healthy cells," said Gisele Monteiro, a professor at FCF-USP and the principal investigator for the published study. Production of the enzyme asparagine synthetase is deficient in ALL and several other types of cancer cells, which are therefore unable to synthesize the amino acid asparagine. "This type of cell depends on extracellular sources of asparagine, an essential amino acid for the synthesis of proteins and hence of DNA and RNA. So it's required for cell division," Monteiro said. "The enzyme asparaginase depletes this amino acid in the extracellular medium, converting it into aspartate and ammonia. In patients with ALL, this leads to a sharp fall in serum levels of asparagine, hindering protein synthesis in malignant cells and inducing apoptosis, or programmed cell death." The bacterial enzyme killed about 90 percent of the MOLT4 human leukemia cells and displayed low toxicity to the healthy HUVEC cells, killing only 10 percent. "The yeast enzyme killed between 70 percent and 80 percent of the MOLT4 cells and displayed less than 10 percent toxicity for HUVEC cells. Neither was significantly effective against REH cells."   Pakistan says trial of Chinese traditional medicine for Covid-19 successful International Center for Chemical and Biological Science (Pakistan), January 17, 2022 Local health authorities on Monday announced the completion of a successful clinical trial of Chinese traditional herbal medicine for treating Covid-19, as Pakistan enters a fifth wave of the pandemic driven by the Omicron variant. The Chinese medicine, Jinhua Qinggan Granules (JHQG) manufactured by Juxiechang (Beijing) Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, is already being used in the treatment of Covid-19 patients in China. “Since it was tried on patients with different variants of Covid-19, we expect it to be effective on Omicron as on other variants,” Professor Iqbal Chaudhry, director of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Science (ICCBS) in Karachi, where trials were conducted The trials were conducted on 300 patients who were treated at home, and would work on mild to moderate Covid-19 cases, Dr Raza Shah, principal investigator in the trials, told reporters, adding that the efficacy rate was around 82.67 per cent.   Berry compounds' heart health benefits linked to impact on platelets Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), January 14, 2022 The new study, published in Nutrition & Metabolism , deepens our understanding of the heart health benefits of anthocyanins, pigments found in many fruit like black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and blackcurrants. Chinese scientists report that 320 mg per day of purified anthocyanins, equivalent to about 100 g of fresh blueberries and blackcurrants, for 24 weeks were associated with significant reductions in platelet chemokine levels, which correlated to lower levels of inflammatory markers in people with elevated cholesterol levels. “Platelet chemokines are involved in inflammatory reactions, immune responses, and other aspects of the development of atherosclerosis,” explained researchers from Sun Yat-sen University. “These findings indicate a potential mechanism by which anthocyanins exert protective effects on the cardiovascular system, achieved through the comprehensive regulation of platelet chemokines, lipid metabolism and inflammation, in which platelet chemokines may play pivotal roles.”   OTHER NEWS Time to Boycott - Companies Discriminating Against Their Unvaccinated Employees The Naked Emperor, January 17, 2022 Suddenly, employment and discrimination laws don't exist. Here is an ever-growing list of companies that are discriminating against their employees. They need boycotting until they change their policies. ·  Finance o    Citigroup - Employees to lose their jobs by the end of the month if unvaccinated; o    Goldman Sachs - Told employees they will require a booster to work in the office from 1 February; o    JPMorgan Chase - Won't pay unvaccinated employees because they aren't allowed to go to the office; o    OneAmerica - Requiring vaccines for all employees; Healthcare o    National Health Service - Staff with direct contact with patients must have had a 1st dose by 3 February or risk losing their job at the end of March; o    Mayo Clinic - Has fired 700 unvaccinated employees; Retail o    Columbia Sportswear - Will begin firing unvaccinated employees from 1 Feb; o    Ikea - Has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate; o    Kroger - Eliminated paid leave for unvaccinated employees who get COVID-19 and require them to pay monthly health insurance surcharges; o    Next - Sick pay cut for unvaccinated staff forced to self-isolate; o    Nike - If employees remain unvaccinated by 15 January they will be fired; o    Morrisons - Cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff in October 2021; o    Ocado - Unvaccinated isolating staff to have sick pay cut; o    Tyson Foods - Require COVID-19 vaccinations for its U.S workforce and providing $200 to full vaccinated frontline team members; o    Vans, Supreme, Timberland & The North Face (Parent company = VF Corporation) - will start firing unvaccinated employees by 31 January without severance; Services o    Wessex Water - To cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who need to self-isolate; Tech o    Apple - Starting 24 January, employees will need proof of booster. Unvaccinated will need negative tests to go to work; o    Google - Tells unvaccinated employees they'll lose pay and will eventually be fired; o    Intel - Employees to go on unpaid leave if unvaccinated by 4 January;     The Age of Intolerance: Cancel Culture's War on Free Speech John and Nisha Whitehead, January 11, 2022 Cancel culture—political correctness amped up on steroids, the self-righteousness of a narcissistic age, and a mass-marketed pseudo-morality that is little more than fascism disguised as tolerance—has shifted us into an Age of Intolerance, policed by techno-censors, social media bullies, and government watchdogs. Everything is now fair game for censorship if it can be construed as hateful, hurtful, bigoted or offensive provided that it runs counter to the established viewpoint. In this way, the most controversial issues of our day—race, religion, sex, sexuality, politics, science, health, government corruption, police brutality, etc.—have become battlegrounds for those who claim to believe in freedom of speech but only when it favors the views and positions they support. This tendency to censor, silence, delete, label as “hateful,” and demonize viewpoints that run counter to the cultural elite is being embraced with a near-fanatical zealotry by a cult-like establishment that values conformity and group-think over individuality. This authoritarian intolerance masquerading as tolerance, civility and love (what comedian George Carlin referred to as “fascism pretending to be manners”) is the end result of a politically correct culture that has become radicalized, institutionalized and tyrannical. J.K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter series, has found herself denounced as transphobic and widely shunned for daring to criticize efforts by transgender activists to erode the legal definition of sex and replace it with gender. Rowling's essay explaining her views is a powerful, articulate, well-researched piece that not only stresses the importance of free speech and women's rights while denouncing efforts by trans activists to demonize those who subscribe to “wrongthink,” but also recognizes that while the struggle over gender dysmorphia is real, concerns about safeguarding natal women and girls from abuse are also legitimate. Ironically enough, Rowling's shunning included literal book burning. Yet as Ray Bradbury once warned, “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.” Indeed, the First Amendment is going up in flames before our eyes, but those first sparks were lit long ago and have been fed by intolerance all along the political spectrum. Consider some of the kinds of speech being targeted for censorship or outright elimination. Offensive, politically incorrect and “unsafe” speech:  Bullying, intimidating speech: Dangerous, anti-government speech:  The problem as I see it is that we've allowed ourselves to be persuaded that we need someone else to think and speak for us. And we've bought into the idea that we need the government and its corporate partners to shield us from that which is ugly or upsetting or mean. The result is a society in which we've stopped debating among ourselves, stopped thinking for ourselves, and stopped believing that we can fix our own problems and resolve our own differences. In short, we have reduced ourselves to a largely silent, passive, polarized populace incapable of working through our own problems and reliant on the government to protect us from our fears. We have allowed our fears—fear for our safety, fear of each other, fear of being labeled racist or hateful or prejudiced, etc.—to trump our freedom of speech and muzzle us far more effectively than any government edict could. Ultimately the war on free speech—and that's exactly what it is: a war being waged by Americans against other Americans—is a war that is driven by fear. By muzzling free speech, we are contributing to a growing underclass of Americans who are being told that they can't take part in American public life unless they “fit in.” Be warned: whatever we tolerate now—whatever we turn a blind eye to—whatever we rationalize when it is inflicted on others will eventually come back to imprison us, one and all.   Spain police officers in Valencia: "We are with the people, not with corrupt politicians. We are in contact with Portugal, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands to unite all the police in Europe. Down with the health passport."     There Is Currently No COVID Medical Emergency Only Psychological Engineering Says Senior Israeli Immunologist GREAT GAME INDIA,  January 16, 2022 The attempts of governments across the globe at “psychological engineering” the population on Covid related matters has now been fully exposed after several years. A well respected immunologist in Israel heavily criticized the approach of every administration globally. In a scathing letter addressed to the Israeli Ministry of Health, a renowned immunologist denounced mass vaccination against COVID-19 and chastised officials who've already “branded” the unvaccinated “as spreaders of the disease.” The letter, penned by Professor Ehud Qimron, who is the head of Tel Aviv University's Department of Microbiology and Immunology, rips off vaccine-focused COVID tactics endorsed by authorities across the globe, which Qimron labels “doomed to fail.” “Two years late, you finally realize that a respiratory virus cannot be defeated and that any such attempt is doomed to fail,” he wrote to the Israeli health ministry. “You do not admit it, because you have admitted almost no mistake in the last two years, but in retrospect it is clear that you have failed miserably in almost all of your actions, and even the media is already having a hard time covering your shame.” Qimron reprimanded Israeli authorities for failing to recognize that COVID-19 vaccines will neither eliminate the virus or provide herd immunity, as the government's immunization campaign “failed” to do. “You refused to admit that the infection comes in waves that fade by themselves, despite years of observations and scientific knowledge,” he said. “You refused to admit that recovery is more protective than a vaccine, despite previous knowledge and observations showing that non-recovered vaccinated people are more likely to be infected than recovered people.” “You refused to admit that the vaccinated are contagious despite the observations. Based on this, you hoped to achieve herd immunity by vaccination — and you failed in that as well.” According to research, immunizations essentially inflict more harm than that of the virus on its own in younger demographics. According to a study released last month by British researchers, the jabs dramatically raise the chance of potentially life-threatening heart inflammation in males under 40 years old compared to COVID-19 and may lead in more lethal types of the heart ailment. “You have ignored many reports of changes in menstrual intensity and menstrual cycle times,” Qimron noted in his letter to the health ministry. “You hid data that allows for objective and proper research. Instead, you chose to publish non-objective articles together with senior Pfizer executives on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.” “The truth is that you have brought the public's trust in you to an unprecedented low, and you have eroded your status as a source of authority,” he alleged, citing increased incidences of mental illness and misbehavior among Israeli pupils amid COVID regulations. “You have destroyed the education of our children and their future,” said Qimron. “You made children feel guilty, scared, smoke, drink, get addicted, drop out, and quarrel, as school principals around the country attest. You have harmed livelihoods, the economy, human rights, mental health and physical health.” You slandered colleagues who did not surrender to you, you turned the people against each other, divided society and polarized the discourse. You branded, without any scientific basis, people who chose not to get vaccinated as enemies of the public and as spreaders of disease. You promote, in an unprecedented way, a draconian policy of discrimination, denial of rights and selection of people, including children, for their medical choice. A selection that lacks any epidemiological justification. “There is currently no medical emergency,” the immunologist continued. “The only emergency now is that you still set policies and hold huge budgets for propaganda and psychological engineering instead of directing them to strengthen the health care system.” “This emergency must stop!”   Serious Health Risks of Covid-19 Vaccines: Open Letter to Cornell University Board of Trustees and President Martha Pollack Cornell University Community, January 12, 2022 Dear President Pollack and Cornell Board of Trustees, We are students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff of Cornell University. We are grateful for Cornell's efforts at keeping students and the Ithaca community safe during this pandemic. As concerned members of the global Big Red family, we write this open letter to express our strong opposition to Cornell's Covid-19 booster mandate. In light of new data available about both the vaccine and the virus, we urge you to change the “mandate” to a “recommendation” based on the factors outlined below.  We appreciate that the booster mandate and new procedures for the spring term stem from the good intention to prevent severe illness. But as with any public health policy, many factors — scientific, ethical, and legal — must be considered and weighed. We are concerned that Cornell, in issuing this booster mandate, has overlooked recent and evolving scientific data regarding the vaccine and the virus that makes a booster mandate inappropriate and unnecessary, raising serious ethical and legal questions. In December 2021, Cornell identified over 1,600 Covid-19 positive cases with “every case of the Omicron variant to date [being] found in fully vaccinated students, a portion of whom had also received a booster shot.” Cornell's own data highlights that vaccination, even with the booster, has very limited capability in stopping virus transmission. A similar conclusion has been reached by CDC's research: vaccinated people seem to transmit Covid-19 similarly to unvaccinated people. The virus will continue to be transmitted among our highly vaccinated campuses. In a recent campus-wide email, Cornell explicitly acknowledged the impossibility of containing or eliminating Omicron, the flu, or other respiratory illnesses, which is why it will “shift from counting positive cases.”  As so many students test positive, they are, in essence, receiving a natural booster based on the very latest variants of the virus. And yet, Cornell is ignoring the natural immunity in these students and mandating a booster injection based on older variants, which Cornell knows is ineffective at stopping the spread of Covid-19 in the Cornell community. This decision is counter to science and seems like it was made less to promote students' health and more to achieve some other unstated goal of the administration. Otherwise, why require a booster injection that is ineffective, and potentially dangerous, for students who are naturally contracting and fighting off a virus that many scientists believe is becoming more endemic than pandemic? Mounting evidence points to serious risks from exposure to the Covid-19 vaccines. The latest scientific research shows that Covid-19 vaccine side effects such as myocarditis, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome, and pericarditis are more common in young people than we think (see references 1-5 listed below). Recently, an Oxford-conducted study of men under the age of 40 demonstrated that the risk of myocarditis after one dose mRNA exceeds the risk of myocarditis from an actual Covid-19 infection. Even more alarmingly, the CDC's Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) indicates that there were over 15,000 Covid-19 vaccine related death cases in 2021, compared with the previous average of 158 vaccine related deaths per year (Pre-Covid-19), in the context of a yearly total of 280 million injections and 70 different vaccines. This data shows that, compared to other vaccines, Covid-19 injections carry around 100 times the risk of death. Considering new data on the virus and the vaccine, the university may very well cause disability or death by imposing further vaccine requirements, and it will have to bear the responsibility. Please do the right thing, and end this unnecessary and unethical mandate. EU Regulators, WHO Call for End to COVID Boosters, Citing Evidence Strategy Is Failing EU drug regulators, World Health Organization experts and the former chairman of the UK's COVID task force all cited mounting evidence mRNA COVID boosters aren't working and the strategy should be dropped. Childrens Health Defense, January 12, 2022   European Union drug regulators warned frequent COVID boosters could adversely affect the immune system and said there are currently no data to support repeated doses. According to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), continued booster doses every four months could pose a risk of overloading people's immune systems and lead to fatigue. Instead, the agency recommended countries space out the intervals between boosters and coordinate their programs with the onset of the cold season in each hemisphere — following blueprints of influenza vaccination strategies. Boosters “can be done once, or maybe twice, but it's not something that we can think should be repeated constantly,” Cavaleri said. “We need to think about how we can transition from the current pandemic setting to a more endemic setting.” The World Health Organization's (WHO) Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC) on Jan. 11 warned, “a vaccination strategy based on repeated booster doses of the original vaccine composition is unlikely to be appropriate or sustainable.” The expert group, created by the WHO to assess the performance of COVID vaccines, said providing fresh doses of already existing vaccines as new strains of the virus emerge is not the best way to fight a pandemic. “It's over, people,” Alex Berenson, former New York Times reporter and best-selling author, wrote. “Aside from a few unlucky Israelis, no one is going to receive a fourth dose of the original vaccine.” Berenson wrote: “Everyone with eyes can see it doesn't work against Omicron — and if you haven't gotten a third dose, at this point, why would you? You are getting at most weeks of marginally improved protection for potentially severe side effects. “Instead the WHO is now promising/demanding vaccines based on whatever the dominant Sars-Cov-2 strain is at the moment. That promise is as empty as all the others the health bureaucrats and vaccine companies have made.”   60% Of Omicron Hospitalization Numbers Were Incorrect Admits Canada's Chief Medical Officer GREAT GAME INDIA. January 17, 2022 Shocking statistics regarding Canada's Omicron hospitalizations being incorrect has come to light recently. The Premier of Alberta has claimed a staggering 60% disparity between the actual figures. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and Alberta Chief Medical Officer Deena Hinshaw both confirmed that public figures for ICU capacity and COVID admissions were up to 60% incorrect. “Of the 163 omicron patients in hospital, 66 have a primary COVID diagnosis … and of the 14 omicron patients in ICU, 11 have a primary COVID diagnosis,” he stated. As per Kenney, this indicates that 60% of individuals labelled as staying in the hospital for an omicron ailment weren't there because they arrived sick with COVID, and also that the ICU statistics reflect the same rationale, with more than 20% of recorded stays being unintentional. This is consistent with developments found throughout Canada, as provincial medical authorities have shifted their focus and begun to release increasingly specific data on hospitalizations.

World Business Report
US airlines warn of 5G flight disruption

World Business Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 26:27


US airlines have warned that switching on new 5G mobile services could cause disruption. The BBC's Theo Leggett discusses the background to the problem, and its implications. Also in the programme, Spain's government is taking action to try and help young people find housing, by approving a "youth bonus" voucher system worth €250 per month to help with rent costs. Eduardo Alonso Arechaga is a member of the Spanish Youth Council, which represents young Spaniards, and gives us his reaction to the news. There's been a big rise recently in the number of young people trading on the financial markets, and many are using mobile phone apps which are designed to make the process fun. The BBC's Rob Young reports on the potential pitfalls involved in the so-called gamification of stock market trading. Plus, with a virtual World Economic Forum under way in Davos, Switzerland, we hear from one of 15 winners of the Social Innovators of the Year awards, Mikaela Jade, who is a former park ranger in Australia who now runs a Canberra-based company which specialises in digital skills training. Today's edition is presented by Mike Johnson, and produced by Will Bain and Sara Parry

Palisade Radio
Egon von Greyerz: 2022, An Epic Risk Moment in History

Palisade Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 65:02


Tom welcomes back Egon von Greyerz, Founder and Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG based in Switzerland. Systemic risks are increasing but the general investor does not appear concerned. No one knows the size of the derivatives markets but it's likely in the quadrillions. Sovereign bonds make no sense for investors since the only way they can be paid back is with more money printing. They are extremely poor investments especially when you consider the dismal returns. Pensions primarily hold bonds and stocks so eventually these funds will go bust. In real terms, Egon expects an eventual 90% decline in stocks. This sounds sensational but we experienced this from 1929 to 1932. The dollar will continue to collapse as it has already lost 98% of its value. In this environment, your primary goal should be to protect your wealth. Central banks can't save the system forever eventually debt will collapse. This is the first time we've had a global debt system and the risks are enormous. The investment game is easy today because of the money printing. In the end, most investors will probably give back much of their fortunes. The Fed will be in a serious dilemma this year as inflation will continue to be problematic. They will want to talk about tapering but the Fed can't afford it. Eventually, they will likely lose control of interest rates starting with the long end of the market. The problems are already starting as we're seeing massive problems with energy affordability in Europe. Gold is as unloved today as it was in 1971 and when it was around $300 in 2000. If a tiny fraction of funds decide to hold gold as a hedge there will be tremendous demand. Silver could be a spectacular investment if timed correctly but it's not wealth preservation in the same fashion as gold. He doesn't expect that cryptocurrencies will operate in the same way as a store of value but anything is possible. Perhaps real wealth shouldn't be stored in digital form as it seems unlikely that governments will leave them alone. Time Stamp References:0:00 - Introduction0:50 - 2022 & Epic Risk6:43 - Dow in Real Terms9:06 - Global Unfunded Liabilities16:52 - Japan's Debt Levels21:41 - Fed Policy Reversal27:14 - Hyperinflation?32:05 - Property Values36:26 - Gold Cycles41:28 - Gold Vs. Silver44:32 - Cryptocurrencies47:32 - Wrap Up Talking Points From This Episode Massive global debt risk and the derivatives markets.Pensions, equities, bonds, and the dollar.Importance of protecting your wealth in this environment. Guest Links:Website: https://www.goldswitzerland.comTwitter: https://twitter.com/GoldSwitzerland Egon von Greyerz is Founder & Managing Partner of Matterhorn Asset Management AG. He started Matterhorn Asset Management (MAM) in 1999 as a private investment company. From the very beginning, wealth preservation was an essential cornerstone of the company. In early 2002, they believed that financial and economic risk in the World was getting uncomfortably high. So that year, they made substantial investments in the physical gold market at $300 on average. As gold started to rise in the early 2000s, demand for physical gold increased, and in 2005 they set up a regulated company in Zurich - Matterhorn Asset Management AG. A couple of years later, they formed GoldSwitzerland, which is the precious metals division of MAM. Egon was Born with both Swiss and Swedish citizenship. His education was mainly in Sweden. He started his working life in Geneva as a banker and after he spent 17 years as Finance Director and Executive Vice-Chairman of Dixons Group Plc. Since the 1990s, Egon has been actively involved with financial investment activities, including mergers and acquisitions and Asset allocation consultancy for private family funds. This led to the creation of MAM, an asset management company based on wealth preservation principles. MAM is now the World's leading company for physical gold and silver outside ...

Space Café Podcast
EPISODE 046: Frank Salzgeber, ESA is looking for the crazy ones among you

Space Café Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 54:01


Feel like you're maladjusted or perhaps a little crazy? Fear not. Someone out there may have interest in you as you read this. Frank Salzgeber for example. He is no other than the head of the technology transfer program of the European space agency ESA. Host: Markus Mooslechner: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markus-mooslechner-87878085/Guest: Frank Salzgeber Frank Salzgeber Publisher: Torsten Kriening: https://www.linkedin.com/in/torsten-kriening-68456/ Who we are?SpaceWatch.Global is a digital magazine and portal for those interested in space, and the far-reaching impact that space developments have. While showcasing the technology that enables the industry to edge closer to the next frontier, SpaceWatch.Global also provides analysis, forecasts, and insight into the geopolitical implications of space developments. From space policy, exploration, and missions, to space weapons and technology, we provide a complete perspective on the emerging space sector as it expands into a global marketplace. The team behind SpaceWatch.Global is a dynamic mix of space geeks, tech junkies, space policy experts, regional specialists, and passionate writers. We fully believe that space should be used for humanity, that it enables knowledge, and enriches societies.SpaceWatch.Global is published by ThorGroup GmbH, headquartered in Bern, Switzerland. In the true Swiss spirit, neutrality, ethics and integrity are at our core. SpaceWatch.Global abides by the Society of Professional Journalists' code of ethics; we seek the truth and report on it. ThorGroup GmbHWaaghausgasse 183011 BernSwitzerlandWebsite: www.spacewatch.global Email: info@thorgroup.ch Exclusive distribution Partner: Bookwire - www.bookwire.de See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1345: 17 Jan 2022 | China's #1 EV Sold 400,000 Units Last Year

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 23:11


Show #1345 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Monday 17th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Executive Producer MARK RICHARDS ELECTRIC CAR SALES PASS ‘TIPPING POINT' IN SWITZERLAND - The number of new electric cars sold in Switzerland continues to accelerate – even faster than predicted, according to the Touring Club Switzerland (TCS) car association. - For the September to November period, fully electric vehicles accounted for 18.3% of new registrations and plug-in vehicles (electric and plug-in hybrids) hit a record 28% - The TCS described the 18.3% threshold as a milestone. Electric vehicles had clearly gone beyond a “tipping point” and moved into the mainstream, it said. - In Switzerland incentives for plug-in vehicles are not coordinated and vary between cantons. Top 5 Models: 1.       Tesla Model 3 2.       Volkswagen ID.3 3.       Škoda Enyaq 4.       Renault Zoe 5.       Fiat 500 · Original Source : https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/electric-cars-pass--tipping-point--in-switzerland/47260170 APPLE'S DIGITAL CAR KEYS MAY WORK WITH HYUNDAI AND GENESIS MODELS THIS SUMMER - Apple's digital car key feature might soon be useful for unlocking more than a handful of BMW models. - Hyundai and its upscale Genesis badge will support Apple CarKey "by the summer." It's not certain which models would provide the option, but it's notable that some trim levels of the Ioniq 5 and other Hyundai cars include NFC for a (currently proprietary) digital key. - CarKey (and its Android equivalent) treats the phone more like a physical key. You just have to bring your phone or Apple Watch to the door handle to unlock it, and you can even place your phone in a given area to start the car. People with ultra-wideband iPhones (such as the iPhone 11 and newer) can even leave their phone in their pocket when opening and starting the vehicle. Original Source : https://www.engadget.com/apple-carkey-hyundai-genesis-cars-172130052.html DEVELOPER HACK PUTS CARPLAY ON TESLA USING A RASPBERRY PI - A developer has come up with a way to get CarPlay running on a Tesla, with a workaround allowing drivers access to their iPhones while behind the wheel. - Polish developer Michal Gapinski came up with his own way.  In images and video posted to Twitter on Friday, Gapinski shows his Tesla running CarPlay on the display of his vehicle. The clips, spotted by Tesla North show the feature as being quite functional, including Apple Maps and Apple Music. - Gapinski instead bypasses Wi-Fi restrictions so that the Tesla's browser can connect to a secondary device. In turn, the browser displays what is shown on the host device as a live video feed. - Currently in its early stages, the developer says he plans to release it to the public "when it's polished." - the project actually relies on a Raspberry Pi running a custom build of Android. That build runs an interface that works with CarPlay, enabling Apple's UI to be usable from the larger screen. Original Source : https://appleinsider.com/articles/22/01/15/developer-hack-puts-carplay-on-tesla-using-a-raspberry-pi TRITIUM GOES PUBLIC TO EXPAND TO THREE PLANTS GLOBALLY - The Australian charging column manufacturer Tritium has launched on the US stock exchange Nasdaq. Tritium plans to invest the capital generated by the IPO in its expansion to three global manufacturing facilities and the development of global sales and service teams. - . Going public by merging with an already listed company has become the most utilized method for electric mobility companies to shorten the lengthy IPO process in the US. - Tritium currently has manufacturing facilities in Australia and is currently building manufacturing facilities in the USA. Tritium CEO Jane Hunter recently told Bloomberg that Tritium is ramping up speed to get its US manufacturing facility ready Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/14/tritium-goes-public-to-expand-to-three-plants-globally/ 400,000 UNITS OF SAIC-GM-WULING'S MINI EV WERE SOLD IN 2021 - General Motors' Chinese joint venture SAIC-GM-Wuling was the number one purveyor of electric vehicles in China last year, selling nearly 400,000 units of its sensible MINI EV hatchback. - numbers published by the China Passenger Car Association, SAIC-GM-Wuling sold a total of 395,451 examples of its MINI EV between January and December last year. This made it the best-selling EV in China ahead of the BYD Qin, which sold 187,227 units. - The MINI EV is priced from the equivalent of just over $4,000 USD in China, with each unit carrying a minuscule profit margin of $14 for SAIC-GM-Wuling. While the margins are small, sales of the vehicle allow the automaker to earn carbon credits, saving it money in the long term. Original Source : https://gmauthority.com/blog/2022/01/almost-400000-units-of-saic-gm-wulings-mini-ev-were-sold-in-2021/ CHINESE EVS FIND A NICHE MAKING SHORT-HAUL DELIVERIES IN JAPAN - Logistics companies in Japan, striving to cut costs and make the most out of the pandemic-inspired online shopping boom, are finding an unlikely white knight in Chinese electric-vehicle manufacturers, whose vans make last-mile deliveries not only cheaper, but cleaner as well. - Tokyo's SBS Holdings Inc., a listed logistics company that offers deliveries, recently struck a deal to buy 2,000 light EV trucks over five years from Japanese EV startup folofly. The cars will be made by a unit of Dongfeng Motor Group Co - Although Japan isn't currently a huge market for electric vehicles — EV penetration runs at just 1% versus 30% in some cities in China — Chinese automakers sense an opportunity. - "If Japanese companies just stick to producing cars, foreign companies will come in,” said Hiroyasu Koma, CEO of folofly, the company working with SBS and Dongfeng Motor on the former's fleet-electrification strategy. Original Source : https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/01/17/business/corporate-business/japan-buying-china-ev/ NEW 2023 PEUGEOT E-308: EV HATCHBACK TO BRING 250-MILE RANGE - Peugeot has confirmed the battery-electric variants of its 308 hatchback and SW estate will be more powerful, more efficient and have a longer range than its existing e-208 supermini. - The e-308 will join pure-combustion and plug-in hybrid variants of the family hatchback to complete the Peugeot 308 line up when it goes on sale next year. - The battery is only 4kWh bigger than the one in the smaller e-208 but Peugeot is claiming that a new NMC811 battery chemistry will give the car increased efficiency, of 5mi/kWh (12.4kWh/100km), - That would give the e-308 a test cycle range of nearly 250 miles. - The e-308 will go into full production in July 2023, with deliveries shortly afterwards. Pricing will be announced nearer the time. Original Source : https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-2023-peugeot-e-308-ev-hatchback-bring-250-mile-range CATL TO UNVEIL BATTERY SWAP BRAND EVOGO - CATL, a leading Chinese battery firm, has officially confirmed it will hold a launch event for a new battery swap brand called EVOGO on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Beijing time. - In a post on popular domestic microblogging platform Weibo, a picture showing CATL's power exchange station looking somewhat rough was recently exposed. CATL responded on Monday: “This is a test station, which is different from what we will release on Tuesday.” Original Source : https://pandaily.com/catl-to-unveil-battery-swap-brand-evogo/ OLA ELECTRIC SCOOTER PRODUCTION SOARS, OPENING NEW PAYMENT WINDOW - Despite running into initial delays, Ola has significantly ramped up production of its high-speed smart electric scooters. Now the Indian company says it will be opening up a new payment window soon to complete more orders of its Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters. - Production rates appeared to have soared though, as the company boasted a daily rate of nearly 1,000 scooters at the beginning of the year. - The scooters are produced in a megafactory known as the Ola Futurefactory. It has an intended designed capacity of two million electric scooters per year, or around 5,500 per day. Original Source : https://electrek.co/2022/01/14/ola-production-blows-past-1000-electric-scooters-per-day-opening-more-orders-soon/ JAGUAR I-PACE SALES SHRUNK TO BELOW 10,000 IN 2021 Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/561066/jaguar-ipace-sales-2021/ PRODRIVE FEARS AUDI COULD "KILL" DAKAR COMPETITION IN 2023 Original Source : https://www.motorsport.com/dakar/news/prodrive-audi-kill-competition-2023-dakar/7275480/ EV SALES CAN OVERTHROW GAS-GUZZLERS IN EUROPE BY 2025, STUDY FINDS   Original Source : https://thenextweb.com/news/ev-sales-can-overthrow-gas-guzzlers-europe-2025-study-finds WHAT ELECTRIC VEHICLE TO BUY? FINALLY TV ADS CAN HELP Original Source : https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-15/what-electric-vehicle-to-buy-finally-tv-ads-can-help QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM What TV, Print or Digital advertising have you seen for EVs recently which you noticed, or thought was memorable? Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/

Ask Drone U
BONUS: Drone Life News 020 – CES 2022 updates, 7-Eleven drone deliveries in Japan, Zenith AeroTech’s NDAA Tethered stations, AED deliveries via drones

Ask Drone U

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 17:13


We start off 2022 with CES 2022 and all the latest in the drone industy, 7-Eleven now begins drone deliveries in Japan and all the latest in the drone industry in this week Drone Life News show. In our latest episode of Drone Life News show we cover all the latest updates in the drone industry - from CES 2022 updates to drone deliveries to all the latest developments in the new drones for 2022 In our first  news segment of the drone life news, we discuss all the updates from CES 2022. Paul and Miriam discuss all the news from CES including new drones and featured presentations and where the industry is positioning itself this year In our next story, we talk about Zenith AeroTech's NDAA Tethered station production plans in collaboration with VIRTEX to ensure growing demand and to ensure US drone manufacturing requirements. Next up, we discuss how drones are being increasingly used across the world for providing emergency medical equipment to medical professionals. In this story from Switzerland, a drone delivering AED to a doctor attending to a cardiac arrest in an outdoor setting was able to provide immediate medical support to save a life. In our last story on today's show we discuss about Japan's 7-Eleven stores now using drones to provide a range of deliveries to its customers and how this could lead to pathbreaking adoption of drone deliveries in the world. Catch up on all the latest drone news and developments and stay updated on all the latest news. Get Your Biggest and Most Common Drone Certificate Questions Answered by Downloading this FREE Part 107 PDF Enjoy! Make sure to get yourself the all-new Drone U landing pad! Get your questions answered: https://thedroneu.com/. If you enjoy the show, the #1 thing you can do to help us out is to subscribe to it on iTunes. Can we ask you to do that for us real quick? While you're there, leave us a 5-star review, if you're inclined to do so. Thanks! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-drone-u/id967352832. Become a Drone U Member. Access to over 30 courses, great resources, and our incredible community. Follow Us Site – https://thedroneu.com/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/droneu Instagram – https://instagram.com/thedroneu/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/thedroneu YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/droneu Timestamps [00:40] Updates from CES 2022 - Autel's new drones, automation in the drone industry [04:52] Zenith Aerotek tethered drone stations [08:14] Drones carrying AED to provide life saving support [11:45] Can drones help with current medical shortage [14:10] 7-11s in Japan delivers via drone

Daily Tech News Show
Dilsad Dagtekin – DTNS Science In Tech 01

Daily Tech News Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022


Niki interviews Dilsad Dagtekin a Turkish biologist who uses digital camera trapping to monitor wildlife populations. Dilsad is working on her PhD at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. She uses statistics to create population models with Bayesian framework in hope to contribute to conservation policies. Hosted by Nicole Ackermans MP3 Download Using a Screen Reader? ClickContinue reading "Dilsad Dagtekin – DTNS Science In Tech 01"

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News
813: INSTITUTIONS WILL BOOST BITCOIN TO $75K IN 2022, SAYS CEBO BANK CEO! TONGA TO MAKE BTC LEGAL TENDER!

Crypto News Alerts | Daily Bitcoin (BTC) & Cryptocurrency News

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 23:12


The CEO of Switzerland-based financial institution SEBA Bank shared his predictions for Bitcoin in 2022. A boon for BTC bulls, Guido Buehler was optimistic about institutional adoption and a price increase to $75,000 per coin. “We believe the price is going up. Our internal valuation models put the price per BTC right now of between 50,000 to 75,000,” says Guido Buehler, CEO of Seba Bank.

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari
IFH 545: The Godfather of Ninja and Cannon Films with Sam Firstenberg

Indie Film Hustle® - A Filmmaking Podcast with Alex Ferrari

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 77:53


You are in for a treat today. We have legendary 80's action director Sam Firstenberg. At a young age Sam began to "create" movies to entertain his friends. Horrifying his mother, he would cut up books, stringing together the pictures and rolling them up. He would then put the roll into a box with a cut out window, shine a flashlight from behind, and manually pull the roll, revealing the pictures through the window in sequence.Sometimes he would plan a special show in which his sister narrated the "film" based on a script Sam would concoct, and his father would accompany on the violin. As he grew up he found a hobby in photography and by high school had turned his bedroom into a darkroom where he would earn pocket money by developing pictures for his friends.After serving three years in the Israeli army, Sam came to the US in 1971, began to study and work in films, and culminated his studies with “One More Chance," the graduate film thesis which turned into a feature-length film."After Golan bailed us out, our film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1981, then went on to become the official US entry at the prestigious Locarno Film Festival   in Switzerland, and won a Silver Plaque at the 17th Annual Chicago Film Festival. This film became my calling card, and launched my career." recalls Sam.By then Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus had acquired Cannon Films. They hired Sam to direct “Revenge of the Ninja." Sam knew nothing about martial arts, but learned quickly and the film, which starred Sho Kosugi, was shot in Salt Lake City, Utah. Distributed by MGM to a great box-office bonanza, it set the stage for Sam's next directing assignment, “Ninja III - The Domination," also starring Kosugi. The film was shot in Phoenix, Arizona and was also tremendously successful.Both Ninja films directed by Sam were sequels to the highly successful “Enter the Ninja” directed by Golan. "Then came a pleasant opportunity," Sam smiles. "Golan wanted me to direct ' Breakin 2 - Electric Boogaloo," another sequel, which then made me the king of sequels, but also gave me a break from directing Ninja action films."In fact, each of the sequels directed by Firstenberg resulted in better reviews and box office draws than the originals. “Breakin 2 - Electric Boogaloo " was a musical that featured major dance production numbers, filmed in Los Angeles. Distributed by TRI-STAR it was critically acclaimed; and a box office success, one of the reviews hailed it as "The most exuberant musical of the decade."Soon after the release of " Breakin 2 - Electric Boogaloo " Sam was on his way to the Philippines to direct "American Ninja" a major action picture starring Michael Dudikoff and Steve James, who would team up with Sam for two additional motion pictures, "Avenging Force," shot in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana, and "American Ninja II"        'Avenging Force' was one of the most physically grueling productions I ever worked on,"comments Sam."We spent days and nights in water, mud up to our waists, with snakes crawling between our legs."The film opened to rave reviews. The LA Times called Firstenberg "... a rockin' young action director who's pulled off a series of rave up pictures for Cannon including ' American Ninja ' and ' Electric Boogaloo,' and now in ' Avenging Force ' shows off his savvy style, which combines a keen sense of pacing with brawny punch...it marks the emergence of a truly gifted movie talent."The next picture for Sam was “Riverbend”, a controversial drama with Steve James and Margaret Avery from "The Color Purple." The picture explored race relations in 1966 Georgia, and was an opportunity for Firstenberg to work with strong dramatic material. In sharp contrast, Sam's next picture was an all-out comedy, “The Day We Met,” which proved to him that his directorial talents were easily extended."Delta Force   III” came next, a military action picture with Nick Cassavettes, Eric Douglas, Mike Norris, and Matthew Penn, and was followed with a breakthrough approach to martial arts in “American Samurai” introducing hot young martial artists David Bradley and Marc Dacascos.  Firstenberg then got his first taste of TV work with a nighttime crime show for CBS, directing six episodes of “Sweating Bullets"With the creation of Nu Image, principles Avi Lerner and Danny Dimbort recruited Firstenberg to direct their first production, "Cyborg Cop," and then the sequel, "Cyborg Soldier," both sci-fi action flicks with David Bradley. In addition, Firstenberg completed with Bradley and Frank Zagarino the action picture "Blood Warrior." Next came “Operation Delta Force” a military style action / adventure with Ernie Hudson, Jeff Fahey, Joe Lara, Frank Zagarino, and Hall Halbrok.1997 brought Firstenberg to explore new directorial areas; “McCinsey's Island” is a comedy for children, a treasure hunt movie with Hulk Hogan, Robert Vaughn, and Grace Jones, and “Motel Blue” with Sean Young, Soleil Moon Frye, and Seymour Cassel, is a psychological thriller with two women in the lead.Sam and I had an amazing conversation about all things Cannon Films, Ninjas, Break Dancing and 80's action films. Enjoy!

Front & Nationwide
Jody Shelley previews Blue Jackets-Hurricanes, Jakub Voracek's 1000th game, Gregory Hofmann staying in Switzerland, and more

Front & Nationwide

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 30:53


Aaron is joined this week by Bally Sports Ohio's Jody Shelley to preview Thursday's game vs the Hurricanes, and discuss facing teams that seem to have your number. Also, in a down stretch for the team, how are the new leaders in the locker room handling the situation? Then, discussing Jakub Voracek's 1000th game, Gregory Hofmann deciding to not play for the club, some listener questions, and more! Save on a subscription to The Athletic: theathletic.com/frontandnationwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Bored Ape Gang Show
#8 Dario De Siena - Artistic Beginnings, Success in NFT space, Building a community, Collecting NFTs, Winning Mindset, and More

The Bored Ape Gang Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 83:05


Dario De Siena is an Artist based in Zurich, Switzerland. He fell in love with art at the age of 2 and has been an artist since then. He successfully entered the NFT space, and his collections are doing great. He created fantastic collections like MINDDS, Ape Remixes, and others.  His collections all together made over 2300 ETH in Trading Volume (by January 2022), which is remarkable. He also did Ape Remix for me, which is a cover of the Bored Ape Gang Show. His journey and success in this space are incredibly inspiring. We talked about Dario's artistic beginnings, how he got into NFTs, minting his first collection, his thought process, BAYC, Ape Remixes, MINDDS, Collecting other NFTs, Building the community, bankroll management, winning mindset, and much more... Dario De SienaWebsite: https://www.dariodesiena.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dario_DesienaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/dario_desiena/Collections:OpenSea: https://opensea.io/dariodesienaFoundation: https://foundation.app/@Dariodesiena---------Follow Bored Ape Gang on Instagram: instagram.com/boredapegang/Follow GratefulApe.eth on Twitter: twitter.com/GratefulApe_eth

All Shows Feed | Horse Radio Network
Equestrian Adventuresses: Alpine Adventures From Engadin to Lake Garda

All Shows Feed | Horse Radio Network

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 51:11


Riding in the Alpes is a dream of most long distance riders and I am talking today with an Equestrian Adventuress who has done plenty of riding there and tells me about her most recent ride from the Engadin to Lake Garda.Together with two friends she rode 770km in 5 weeks, crossing some impressive mountain ranges and riding from Switzerland to Italy and back. We chat about our Alpine Adventures!Equestrian Adventuress and Long Rider from Southern Germany who owns and rides a special horse!She is always looking for other Equestrian Adventuresses to join in her longer rides! If you are interested send Patricia an email!Don't forget to check out the resources section in this article!HighlightsRiding through the high mountainsHow to train your horse for long ridesWhat to pack and how to packThank you for tuning in and happy trails!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

nowyouknow's podcast
Tesla Time News - Tesla Plaid Track Mode is Here!

nowyouknow's podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 82:36


Thank you Birch for sponsoring! Visit https://birchliving.com/nowyouknow to get $400 off your Birch mattress, plus two free pillows. To get the 100 pk of blades for free, make sure to add it to your shopping cart, and use the code 'nowyouknow'. Thanks again to Henson Shaving for sponsoring this episode of Tesla Time News! https://bit.ly/3CMf5Mq You can get the shirts that Zac & Jesse are wearing over at Ecowear: https://nowyouknow.ecowear.us/ Check out Plug and Play EV's YouTube channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHjBC4BgFyKtGq803LSB3sA Check out Joaquin's YouTube channel Climacteric here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtpJUFjH66aNZlXPvtLShnA Tobias Lindh https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV0ha4hBAhx_n4HAo6LaOBg https://www.patreon.com/tobiaslindh Jeff Roberts https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDmfM1DRiTC9E7fuBbul2SQ https://www.patreon.com/gigafactoryaustindronevideo To send us your contributor stories/community mail, email us at: hello@nowyouknowchannel.com Send us your Supercharger reviews here! https://www.nowyouknowchannel.com/supercharger-reviews To subscribe to Disruptive Investing use the link below! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTuFDdZdVXgfeZAxTubID0g Use the code NOWYOUKNOW to get 5% your purchase today at https://www.BigBattery.com Use promo code “NowYouKnow” to get your free trial of A Better Route Planner Premium. https://abetterrouteplanner.com/ref/NOWYOUKNOW Cybertruck Owners Club: https://www.cybertruckownersclub.com/?utm_source=Now%20You%20Know&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=NYK Cybertruck Owners Club Reservations Spreadsheet: https://www.cybertruckownersclub.com/forum/threads/how-to-tell-your-place-in-line-based-on-cybertruck-preorder-reservation-number.251/ Use promo code “NowYouKnow” to get your free trial of A Better Route Planner Premium: https://abetterrouteplanner.com/premium/ Our Amazon Associate Link:- https://amzn.to/2JFZjaE International Amazon Associate Link: http://geni.us/NowYouKnowAMZN` http://www.patreon.com/nowyouknow Check out our Now You Know Clips channel here! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCacwzDEdpVEO2UjIO00CpqQ Check out Energy Pal here: https://energypal.com/nowyouknow/ The Wolfpack Berlin YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/the_wolfpack_berlin Timestamps: You Led Mary - 3:02 GM Equinox & Silverado EVs - 5:39 FSD price rising - 10:49 Ford Strikes Back - 15:45 Tesla to make Plaid Faster? - 19:46 Microlino - New Look - 25:27 Announcing the Announcement - 26:49 C80 Review -31:23 Volvo's Ride Pilot - 33:24 #1 Car in Switzerland - 35:20 And UK Too - Almost - 35:31 GAF Solar Roof Shingle - 36:33 Tesla's TX Megapacks - 38:00 ‘72 Plymouth Satellite… Electric? - 41:44 Electric Pontoon Boat - 45:02 Electric Bobcat T7X - 48:03 752 Mile Model S? - 51:11 Into the Future - 52:04 Going Green - 54:55 Sun Spots - 59:24 Links: GM Equinox & Silverado EVs https://electrek.co/2022/01/05/gm-unveil-equinox-ev-starting-30000-price/ FSD price rising https://electrek.co/2022/01/07/tesla-announces-full-self-driving-package-price-increase-12000/#more-219210 Ford Strikes Back https://jalopnik.com/fords-cracking-down-on-the-greedy-dealers-taking-advant-1848322117 Tesla to make Plaid Faster? https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/tesla-launches-plaid-track-mode/ Microlino - New Look https://electrek.co/2022/01/07/micro-shows-off-production-line-for-its-adorable-electric-microcars-first-units-coming-in-march/ Announcing the Announcement https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/vw-launch-idbuzz-electric-minibus-march-9/#more-218784 Volvo's Ride Pilot https://electrek.co/2022/01/07/volvo-cars-set-to-debut-unsupervised-autonomous-driving-in-california/#more-218953 https://www.zenseact.com/ And UK Too - Almost https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/tesla-record-sales-uk-help-reach-new-electric-market-share-milestone/#more-218816 GAF Solar Roof Shingle https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/these-new-nailable-solar-shingles-are-installed-like-a-traditional-roof/#more-217646 https://www.gaf.energy/timberline-solar/ Tesla's TX Megapacks https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/tesla-unveils-giant-megapack-battery-project-texas/#more-218884 ‘72 Plymouth Satellite… Electric? https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/current-classics-this-72-plymouth-satellite-packs-ludicrous-heat/#more-218853 Electric Pontoon Boat https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/gm-backed-pure-watercraft-launches-first-electric-pontoon-boat-at-ces/#more-218790 https://www.purewatercraft.com/product/electric-pontoon-boat/ Electric Bobcat T7X https://electrek.co/2022/01/06/bobcat-reveals-worlds-first-all-electric-track-loader-at-ces/#more-218688

Brand You Personal Branding
310: The SOP of Excellence and Consistency with Kelly Baader

Brand You Personal Branding

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 26:13


Kelly Baader is based in Switzerland and one of the classiest people you'll ever meet. She is the author of the best-selling book A Little Girl Called Grace, she has spoken on business stages like TED, YouPreneur, and the International John Maxwell Certification event, and she is the host of the top-rated Christian CEO podcast.   In this episode, Kelly and I have a discussion about the importance of consistency from brands. She refers to a lesson she learned from making coffee – that whether it's the first or 500th cup, it has to be the same cup of coffee every time. The point is that brands have to be reliable and predictable to earn their customers' loyalty.   Kelly's masterclass, The Power of One Framework, teaches you how to serve your clients through communication and to be the best version of you every time.   Get the Power of One Framework Masterclass free: powerofoneframework.com/masterclass   Get Your Free Audio Copy of You Are the Brand Today!   Get the audiobook version of "You Are The Brand" absolutely free: mikekim.com/yatbaudio Get details on the physical book: youarethebrandbook.com   Connect with Me on Social:   Instagram  LinkedIn Facebook  Twitter  YouTube   Subscribe to You are the Brand Here: Did you know? The You are the Brand Podcast was recently listed as an “all-time bestseller” in Apple Podcasts for marketing. Subscribe free to get new episodes every Tuesday:   iTunes Stitcher Spotify Podbean   EPISODE CREDITS: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to Danny Ozment. Find out more at emeraldcitypro.com

CBS This Morning - News on the Go
1/10: Record number of kids are hospitalized with COVID. Remembering Bob Saget.

CBS This Morning - News on the Go

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 14:45


A record number of kids are in the hospital with COVID across the country. There's been a massive jump in pediatric hospital admissions for COVID in recent weeks. At least nineteen people are killed -- in America's deadliest home fire in decades. Nine of the victims are children. In Australia tennis superstar Novak Djokovic is out of detention, after a judge ruled he can have a visa allowing him to play in the upcoming Australian Open. U.S. and Russian diplomats are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland this morning to try and defuse a potential military showdown in Ukraine. Remembering comedian Bob Saget, who was found dead in his Orlando hotel room yesterday. Saget was 65.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

The Nugget Climbing Podcast
EP 101: Nina Caprez — Being a Swiss Machine, Leaning into Womanness, and a Beautiful Story of Failing on ‘The Nose'

The Nugget Climbing Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 98:33


Nina Caprez is a professional rock climber from Switzerland, who is known for her many impressive ascents of hard multi-pitch climbs. We talked about her current trip to Greece and her newest passion project, trying to free climb ‘The Nose' with Lynn Hill, why failing on the route was a gift, and about softening and leaning into womanness. *Nina also shared some exciting news in this episode!Check out Rhino Skin Solutions:rhinoskinsolutions.comUse code "NUGGET" at checkout for 20% off your next order!We are supported by these amazing BIG GIVERS:Bryan Fast, Leo Franchi, Michael Roy, David Lahaie, and Robert FreehillBecome a Patron:patreon.com/thenuggetclimbingShow Notes:  thenuggetclimbing.com/episodes/nina-caprezNuggets:6:39 – Where in the world is Nina Caprez?9:44 – Nina describes her camping scene in Greece, and finding a new balance between travel and adventure12:41 – The climbing in southern Greece, and the Andrea Project and bringing climbing to refugee camps17:31 – Speaking 4 languages, and Nina's recent Andrea Project in Romania22:38 – Trying to free The Nose, burning out, and starting the Andrea Project with Jeremy and building the truck29:20 – Being fulfilled from her new lifestyle, and sharing her passion32:17 – Why “failing” on The Nose was the best thing that has happened for Nina36:26 – “It was really time to let go”, and spending 7 days on the wall with Lynn Hill40:45 – Nina and Jeremy's vision for the Andrea Project44:19 – Inspiration, letting goals happen naturally, and complete satisfaction46:08 – Leaning into different parts of herself as a woman47:43 – Food guilt, Nina's natural cycle with the seasons, and listening to her body52:11 – Using a low carb diet to drop 2kg of weight for The Nose, and realizing it was too much 53:49 – Flirting with the line, and wanting to prove something to someone else55:27 – Climbing as an escape, guilt and jealously, and softening59:31 – Question from Steve McClure: How does Nina balance performance with adventure? 1:01:56 – Her first climb at age 13, and growing up in the mountains, and leaving home to evolve1:04:42 – Living “gypsy style” in France1:06:41 – Traveling, and some of the places Nina has fallen in love with1:13:57 – You don't have to go far away to find an adventure1:15:04 – Feeling attracted to the East, and wanting to bring climbing to people in need1:16:50 – How Andrea got its (her?) name1:17:42 – Another question from Steve McClure: Have you thought about having kids?1:21:23 – Stories from Nina's proudest climbing achievements1:26:51 – Patron question from Randall: What's your process for big walls? Rap in vs. ground up?  How do you physically prepare for such an experience?1:28:36 – Endurance as a strength, not feeling fear, and becoming comfortable living in the vertical space1:32:24 – “Training” through climbing, and thriving on variety1:36:49 – “We keep it as a secret…”

Male Models
Every Little Kid's Fantasy

Male Models

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 22:42


$500 gift cards, cancelling dessert, visiting Switzerland, whats the best shaped pasta, buckle up modelers as this episode is a BUMPY RIDE! Follow our instagram: @MaleModelsPod https://www.instagram.com/malemodelspod/ Follow Josh on Instagram: @shuapeck https://www.instagram.com/shuapeck/ Follow Joe on Instagram: @ughitsjoe https://www.instagram.com/ughitsjoe/ Male Models Podcast is presented by Josh Peck and 'Ugh It's Joe' Vulpis --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malemodels/support

The DJ Sessions
Alchimyst ”Exclusive Mix” from Dreamstate 2022 on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 1/8/22

The DJ Sessions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022


Alchimyst "Exclusive Mix" from Dreamstate 2022 on the Virtual Sessions presented by The DJ Sessions 1/8/22   About Alchimyst - Alchimyst is the project of two veteran electronic music producers and DJ's based in Switzerland and the USA that have an unparalleled passion for trance and psychedelic music   About The DJ Sessions -   With over 2,200 episodes produced over the last eleven years “The DJ Sessions”, a Twitch and Mixcloud “Featured Partner”, has featured international artists such as: BT, Robert Babicz, Camo & Krooked, Simon Patterson, Lindsey Stirling, Mako, Morgan Page, Jes, Cut Chemist, Yves Larock, Bjorn Akesson, Alchimyst, Judge Jules, DubFX, DJs From Mars, Rudosa, Thievery Corporation, Sander Van Dorn, GAWP, Hollaphonic, Kissy Sell Out, Somna, David Morales, Roxanne, JB & Scooba, Massimo Vivona, Moulinx, Futuristic Polar Bears, Many Few, Joe Stone, Reboot, Truncate, Scotty Boy, Jody Wisternoff, Benny Bennasi, Dance Loud, Christopher Lawrence, Oliver Twizt, Ricardo Torres, Alex Harrington, 4 Strings, Sunshine Jones, Elite Force, Revolvr, Kenneth Thomas, Paul Oakenfold, George Acosta, Reid Speed, TyDi, Donald Glaude, Jimbo, Ricardo Torres, Hotel Garuda, Bryn Liedl, Rodg, Kems, Mr. Sam, Steve Aoki, Funtcase, Dirtyloud, Marco Bailey, Thousand Fingers, Dirtmonkey, Crystal Method, Beltek, Dyro, Andy Caldwell, Darin Epsilon, Kyau & Albert, Kutski, Vaski, Moguai, Blackliquid, Sunny Lax, Matt Darey, and many more.   In addition to featuring national/international artists “The DJ Sessions” featured hundreds local top DJs from their homebase of Seattle.   We have also undergone a massive upgrade in our TDJS studios and to our TDJS Mobile Studio to full HD streaming and HD audio to make the quality of the shows even better than before. Along with that we have launched a new website that now features our current live streams and past episodes in a much more user friendly mobile/social environment.   About The DJ Sessions Event Services - TDJSES is a WA State Non-profit charitable organization that's main purpose is to provide music, art, fashion, dance, and entertainment to local and regional communities via events and video production programming distributed through broadcast television and the internet for live and archival viewing.   "The DJ Sessions" is a Twitch "Featured Partner" and MixCloud "Featured Partner" series and has been recognized by Apple twice as a "New and Noteworthy" and "Featured Video” podcast. UStream and Livestream have also listed TDJS as a "Featured" stream in their lineups. The TDJS combined live streaming/podcast audience is over 125,000 viewers per week.   For all press inquiries regarding “The DJ Sessions”, or to schedule an interview with Darran Bruce, please contact us at info@thedjsessions.

Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast

Show Notes It's time to start our coverage of the much-anticipated Gundam side story 0080: War in the Pocket! Kind of! Actually, it's time for us to cover Gundam's real first OVA - SD Gundam Mk I Part 3: SD Olympics as we get ready for the first episode on War in the Pocket next week. We research and discuss the history and characteristics of the OVA format, some of what happened in Japan and the world between Char's Counter Attack and 0080, and the influences, references, and gags in the SD Olympics short. SD Olympics Wikipedia pages for the 1988 Summer Olympics, the ABC gameshow Battle of the Network Stars, and the Hanna-Barbera Cartoons Laff-A-Lympics and Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics. Gundam Fandom Wiki page on Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk I.  This book discusses the imports of American cartoons to Japan (though mostly it's about the influence in the other direction): O'Melia, Gina. “Introduction.” Japanese Influence on American Children's Television: Transforming Saturday Morning, Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, 2019, pp. 23–25. As usual I relied on jisho.org as a Japanese-English dictionary, but I also used The Wisdom English-Japanese Dictionary (digital version for Dictionary app). Articles about the Olympics: Dahl, Tracy. “Award of 1988 Olympics Boosts S. Korea's Effort For Political Security.” The Washington Post, 4 Oct. 1981. Accessed at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1981/10/04/award-of-1988-olympics-boosts-s-koreas-effort-for-political-security/2db0f29f-29cd-4581-8771-2f08c225181f/ Nalewicki, Jennifer. “How the 1988 Olympics Helped Spark a Global Kimchi Craze.” Smithsonianmag.com, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Feb. 2018, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/kimchis-olympic-connection-180968224/. Manheim, Jarol B. “Rites of Passage: The 1988 Seoul Olympics as Public Diplomacy.” The Western Political Quarterly, vol. 43, no. 2, [University of Utah, Sage Publications, Inc., Western Political Science Association], 1990, pp. 279–95, https://doi.org/10.2307/448367. Aw, Gene. “The 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics.” Go! Go! Hanguk, 4 Dec. 2019, https://gogohanguk.com/en/blog/seoul-olympics-1988-memories/. (Includes embedded video of the opening ceremonies for the 1988 Summer Games) Dator, James. “Never Forget That a Flock of Peace Doves Got Incinerated at the 1988 Olympics.” SBNation.com, SBNation.com, 9 Aug. 2017, https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2017/8/9/16119834/peace-doves-olympic-opening-ceremony-1988-seoul Trex, Ethan. “5 Memorable Moments from Olympic Opening Ceremonies.” Mental Floss, 26 July 2012, https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/31314/5-memorable-moments-past-opening-ceremonies. (Content warning - contains embedded video of the dove incident) Montague, James. “Hero or Villain? Ben Johnson and the Dirtiest Race in History.” CNN, Cable News Network, 23 July 2012, https://www.cnn.com/2012/07/23/sport/olympics-2012-ben-johnson-seoul-1988-dirtiest-race/index.html. Eldridge, Larry. “Too Many `Perfect' Scores of 10 Distort Olympic Gymnastics Results.” The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Oct. 1988, https://www.csmonitor.com/1988/1004/prom.html. From the IOC website, articles about the 1988 Summer Olympics and how it boosted tourism, South Korea's international profile, and national pride / feelings of global citizenship. While any content produced by the IOC is of course going to be propaganda for the Olympics, it's an important perspective on the event.  Landing page for the Olympic World Library, part of The Olympic Studies Centre (a resource for official documents related to past Olympics). Wikipedia pages for sprinter Ben Johnson, decathlete Jürgen Hingsen, and the "perfect 10" in gymnastics.  Video about Olympic shot-put, with a good section on men's shot-put 1988. jisho.org page for the kanji 焼, and Cambridge Dictionary entry for 焼ける. Article with photos and video of the "Samurai Trash Collectors" performance artists. Tofugu article with LOTS of Japanese onomatopoeia, including the ワー!(wa-!) that appears over the stadium at the end of the short.  March 12th, 1988 to March 25, 1989 Books and articles: Field, Norma. In the Realm of a Dying Emperor. Vintage Books, 1993. “Hibari Misora, Japanese Singer, 52.” New York Times (1923-), Jun 25, 1989, pp. 26. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/nathan-zucker-74-film-producer-dies/docview/110368815/se-2?accountid=35927 By, Robert T. "Japan's 'Lark of the Beautiful Sky': Hibari Misora is a chic chanteuse who is the rage of her country's teen-agers. A fishmonger's daughter, she has, at 19, the top income in Japanese show business." New York Times (1923-), Jun 09, 1957, pp. 201. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/japans-lark-beautiful-sky/docview/113922091/se-2?accountid=35927 Wikipedia pages for 1988 and 1989, as well as 1988 in Japan and 1989 in Japan. Wikipedia page for World Expo '88. An account from an Expo Japan-Pavilion attendant, describing the pavilion (with photos). Informational document from the Expo, scanned to PDF. Wikipedia page for singer and actress Misora Hibari (美空 ひばり).  Short article from the Japan Society about "contemporary Japan" - from the 1989 beginning of the Heisei Era. to the present. This article is mostly a summary of the Heisei Era, and discusses the transition to a new era (written before the Reiwa name was chosen). But it also touches on the previous transition from Showa to Heisei. What's an OVA? Pages defining and describing OVAs, often with additional historical context, from Wikipedia, Anime News Network, and TV Tropes. Explainers on the OVA format and its place in the anime industry from CBR.com and OTAQUEST. "Bandai, the Post-Gundam Wave, and the Year 1985" - by Sean O'Mara for zimmerit.moe, discussing Bandai specifically, including their OVA production and video rental segments, and their efforts to attract new consumers while holding on to aging, hardcore fans. Music The recap music in this episode is "Olivia" by Hyson. Mobile Suit Breakdown is written, recorded, and produced within Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded homeland of the Lenape, or Delaware, people. Before European settlers forced them to move west, the Lenape lived in New York City, New Jersey, and portions of New York State, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Connecticut. Lenapehoking is still the homeland of the Lenape diaspora, which includes communities living in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Ontario. You can learn more about Lenapehoking, the Lenape people, and ongoing efforts to honor the relationship between the land and indigenous peoples by visiting the websites of the Delaware Tribe and the Manhattan-based Lenape Center. Listeners in the Americas and Oceania can learn more about the indigenous people of your area at https://native-land.ca/. We would like to thank The Lenape Center for guiding us in creating this living land acknowledgment. You can subscribe to Mobile Suit Breakdown for free! on fine Podcast services everywhere and on YouTube, visit our website GundamPodcast.com, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, or email your questions, comments, and complaints to gundampodcast@gmail.com. Mobile Suit Breakdown wouldn't exist without the support of our fans and Patrons! You can join our Patreon to support the podcast and enjoy bonus episodes, extra out-takes, behind-the-scenes photos and video, MSB gear, and much more! The intro music is WASP by Misha Dioxin, and the outro is Long Way Home by Spinning Ratio, both licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 licenses. The recap music for Season 3 is New York City (instrumental) by spinningmerkaba, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.. All music used in the podcast has been edited to fit the text. Mobile Suit Breakdown provides critical commentary and is protected by the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Gundam content is copyright and/or trademark of Sunrise Inc., Bandai, Sotsu Agency, or its original creator. Mobile Suit Breakdown is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Sunrise, Bandai, Sotsu, or any of their subsidiaries, employees, or associates and makes no claim to own Gundam or any of the copyrights or trademarks related to it. Copyrighted content used in Mobile Suit Breakdown is used in accordance with the Fair Use clause of the United States Copyright law. Any queries should be directed to gundampodcast@gmail.com

Infectious Historians
Episode 83 - Using Historical Epidemiology during Covid with Kaspar Staub

Infectious Historians

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 65:53


Kaspar Staub (University of Zurich) talks to Merle and Lee about his work in historical epidemiology and the ways in which it helps contextualize the ongoing Covid pandemic. After first offering background on the field and his education, Kaspar discusses one of his goals, which is to help public health officials and policy makers today understand the historical context of pandemics in the past. He then talks about his work on the 1918 Influenza in Switzerland and its implications for Covid policy, along with how it - and earlier pandemics such as the 1890 “Russian Flu” - fall into the disaster memory gap. At the end, Kaspar, Merle, and Lee have a wide ranging conversation about the role human values play in responding to pandemics and how to help shape those in the future.

Bulldog Insider Podcast
Bonus: Rolling with the COVID-19 punches with Wyatt Kaiser and Dominic James

Bulldog Insider Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 15:11


It's been a rough couple of weeks for sophomore defenseman Wyatt Kaiser and freshman center Dominic James.  Last Tuesday, the U.S. National Junior Team had to forfeit a game against Switzerland because of COVID-19, and then the next day, they called off the IIHF World Junior Championship. This week, the Bulldogs series at St. Cloud State was postponed because of COVID-19. In this bonus episode of the Bulldog Insider, News Tribune reporter Matt Wellens caught up with Kaiser and James over Zoom about how they are handing these COVID-19 punches.  The Bulldog Insider is co-hosted by Duluth News Tribune sports reporter Matt Wellens and My9 television voice of Bulldog hockey Zach Schneider. Episodes are edited by Duluth News Tribune digital producers Samantha Erkkila and Dan Williamson. You can find more Bulldog hockey coverage at duluthnewstribune.com.

Awakening
#133 Christian Oesch - Is 5G Safe?

Awakening

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 106:06


Freedom Broadcasters Livestream Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 Guest: Christian Oesch Topic: Is 5G Safe? https://www.vereinwir.ch/ Brief Bio: Christian Oesch, is one of the leading Swiss opponents in the instrumentalization of 5G and the Corona agenda. His presentations show how the federal governments and politics are driving this development forward. Join us to learn more about the connection between 5G and Corona, the banking system, government control, why we need to keep an eye on Switzerland and Sweden and more. What we Discussed: - The Swiss Parliament System - What is 5G - China - Management of 5G outsourced to 5G - Health Effects from EMF's - Supreme Court Case in Switzerland - The Power Needed to Run 5G - Putting Atenas on Hospitals and Schools - How to Block Electro Magnetic Waves - Satellite 5G's - Why he would never drive an Electric Car - Chemtrails - The technology the Chinese use - The Fraud Committed Interview Council Grace Asagra, RN MA Podcast: Quantum Nurse www.quantumnurse.life Roy Coughlan Podcast: AWAKENING https://www.awakeningpodcast.org/

Seismic Soundoff
137: How near-surface geophysics protects the world

Seismic Soundoff

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 13:44


Klaus Holliger discusses his 2022 Honorary Lecture, "Using Near-Surface Geophysics to Estimate Soil and Rock Physical Properties." The shallow subsurface contains our drinking water and produces our food, and it is also where we ultimately discharge much of our waste. Recent history has taught us that overuse, let alone abuse, of our environment, may lead to the long-term detriment to our livelihood. The protection and sustainable use of this fragile surficial environment has therefore become a societal and political issue of critical importance. Near-surface geophysics has an essential role to play in this endeavor. Klaus and host Andrew Geary explore near-surface geophysics using Klaus's Honorary Lecture as a starting point. They discuss the advantages of geostatistical techniques and two approaches to relating easy-to-measure geophysical data to more elusive rock and soil physical properties. This episode showcases the value of near-surface geophysics to the public and highlights cutting-edge techniques to better understand what's happening under our feet. RELATED LINKS * Learn more about Klaus's free Honorary Lecture (https://seg.org/Education/Lectures/Honorary-Lectures/2022-HL-Klaus-Holliger) * Discover SEG on Demand (https://seg.org/Education/SEG-on-Demand) * See the full archive of the SEG podcast (https://seg.org/podcast) BIOGRAPHY Klaus Holliger received MSc and Ph.D. degrees in geophysics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as well as a postgraduate degree in economics from the University of London. After a postdoc at Rice University in Houston, Texas, he joined ETH Zurich's newly founded Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group. He then moved to a chaired professorship at the University of Lausanne, where he served as vice-dean of research, head of the Institute of Geophysics, and head of the Center for Research of the Terrestrial Environment. He also holds adjunct-type professorships at ETH Zurich and Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. In addition to earlier distinctions, Klaus has received SEG's Harold Money and Frank Frischknecht Leadership Awards for his more recent work. As a founding member of the Applied and Environmental Geophysics Group of ETH Zurich, he also shared SEG's Distinguished Service Award. Klaus has served as president of the Near Surface Geophysics Section of SEG, as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Geophysics, as associate editor of GEOPHYSICS, Water Resources Research, Geology, and Solid Earth, and as co-editor of several books and special issues. His primary research interest is hydrogeophysics sensu lato. CREDITS SEG produces Seismic Soundoff to benefit its members, the scientific community, and inform the public on the value of geophysics. To show your support for the show, please leave a 5-star rating on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. It takes less than five seconds to leave a 5-star rating and is the number one action you can take to show your appreciation for this free resource. You can follow the podcast to hear the latest episodes on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. Original music created by Zach Bridges. This episode was hosted, edited, and produced by Andrew Geary at 51 features, LLC. Thank you to the SEG podcast team: Jennifer Cobb, Kathy Gamble, and Ally McGinnis.

Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley)
Kathrin Federer - Anxiety, NFT's & Spies

Phlogger (Andrew Walmsley)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 72:07


My name is Andrew Walmsley and your listening to episode 166 of photography insights. This is the show that interviews people from the photography world. Welcome to 2022 everybody, happy new year. It will be interesting to see what this year brings. Sorry the slack service recently I decided to take time off and relax (literally no photography at all). Podcast schedule should return to normal soon, so just bear with me if there are any gaps. I'm pleased to present this weeks guest is Kathrin Federer from Switzerland. I had been following her for some time on Instagram and her work was so stunning, so got in touch. Kathrin is actually a digital artist, so it was interesting to see and hear her talk about her approach to creating images. It's not a full time engagement for her as she works in media, but never the less, a fabulous talent. She works with companies and people like Adobe so keep a look out for her work. In this one we discuss: dealing with communication storing ideas anxiety & distractions NFT's, blockchain + minting graphic cards creating youtube content spy vs spy Links Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/kathrinfederer.ch/ Website - https://en.kathrinfederer.ch/ Friends of the show Steve at Chroma - Find out more about his new cute & small pin hole camera at https://chroma.camera For all your c41 developing needs - https://filmdev.co.uk/ Great and affordable zines from Static Age - https://www.staticage.co.uk/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/photography-insights/message

Growing With Fishes Podcast
2nd Annual Virtual Aquaponic Cannabis Conference: Thumb Genetics of Michigan

Growing With Fishes Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 59:22


The 2nd Annual Virtual Aquaponic Cannabis Conference is finally here. Be sure not to miss the biggest free educational event of the year! We are happy to bring you this incredible line of up speakers for the 2nd Annual Virtual Aquaponic Cannabis Conference from around the globe. We have a world class line up of speakers from the Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa, Columbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, and across the USA. They will covering topics like sustainable production, DNA analysis of soil microbes, microbial production and inoculation, sustainable production, ferments as nutrient inputs in aquaponics, breeding cannabis in aquaponics, organic certified aquaponic cannabis production in the EU, cannabis cultivar patent and protections, Korean natural farming inputs in aquaponics, soil science for aquaponics, commercial aquaponic considerations, living soil applications in aquaponics, pest management in aquaponics, Aquaponic production in Africa, commercial growers panel, craft/microlicense growers panel, home growers panel, and MUCH MUCH more! Filmed Live November 13th & 14th from 8 am to 10 pm PST Thumb Genetics @ThumbGenetics Want to Support the Conference? Shirts https://jellibomb.com/collections/aquaponic-cannabis-conference-2020?fbclid=IwAR3P2ym57P0OXaAJHXozGLh8lQxxeE_SHwFiDYlLfTgYTW4lHnscLoew_7A Aquaponic Cannabis Master Class www.APMJClass.com

Haymarket Books Live
Haymarket Poetry Presents: The Patron Saint of Making Curfew

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 80:45


Join Tim Staffford to celebrate the release of his new chapbook The Patron Saint of Making Curfew! Tim will be joined on the mic by special guests Natasha Carrizosa, Omar Holmon and Dan “Sully” Sullivan, for an evening hosted by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz. Get the book: https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1890-the-patron-saint-of-making-curfew Poets: Tim Stafford is a poet and public educator from Lyons, IL. He is the editor of the Learn Then Burn all-ages anthology series on Write Bloody Publishing. He is a former Chicago Poetry Slam champion and he performs regularly across the U.S. and Europe including the 2015 Woerdz Festival in Luzern, Switzerland and the ABC Brecht Festival in Augsburg, Germany. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz is a New York Times bestselling nonfiction writer and poet. Author of seven books of poetry, her latest How to Love the Empty Air was published in 2018. Her nonfiction book Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, debuted at #7 on the New York Times Bestseller List for Books about Health and would stay on it for three months. Cristin is married to fellow bestselling author and screenwriter Ernest Cline. She lives in Austin, Texas with her family and their two eccentric rescue dachshunds. Natasha Carrizosa won the National Poetry Award for multicultural poet of the year in 2013. She is a poet, writer, and spoken word artist. She is a published author of several projects – including heavy light, mejiafricana, and Of Fire and Rain (co-authored with Joaquin Zihuatanejo.) She has performed her work and conducted workshops for audiences in Madrid, Paris, St. Lucia, New York, Chicago, Houston and countless other cities. Omar Holmon is an Alumni poet of Rutgers University and has competed in slam poetry for numerous years with two final stage appearances at the National Poetry Slam. He has been featured on Button Poetry, Tedx, and a commercial for Laphroaig whiskey (we outchea). In 2014 Omar Holmon Co-founded the Black Nerd Problems website with William Evans, where he spends his days writing essays on pop culture, blackness, and making top quality gifs. Dan “Sully” Sullivan poems and performances have been featured on HBO Def Poetry Jam, WGN Morning News, and National Public Radio. Sully is a three-time Chicago Poetry Slam Champion, a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Poetry Award, the Earl S Ho Award for Excellence in Teaching Creative Writing, and an Indiana University Writer in South Asia Recipient. His first full-length book of poems, The Blue Line Home, is available from EM-Press. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/istJRk0L3UE Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine
Wine Consulting Turned Retail w/ Thatcher Baker-Briggs, Thatcher's Wine Consulting

XChateau - Navigating the Business of Wine

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 44:51


Sommelier turned wine consultant turned online wine retailer.  Thatcher Baker-Briggs, Founder of Thatcher's Wine Consulting, has continued to evolve and expand his presence, helping clients drink better and navigate some of the intricacies of Burgundy and other fine and geeky wines.  He tells us about his journey, how email responsiveness is a competitive advantage, and how he believes some of the distribution allocations of top European wineries need to adapt to where the demand is.  An engaging and insightful episode of XChateau! Don't forget - you can support the show on Patreon to help us keep bringing you excellent wine business content!Detailed Show Notes:Thatcher's backgroundHe started cooking at 10, worked in restaurants, was in the kitchen for ten yearsPursued sommelier route, spent time in Japan, came back to SF to work w/ Saison HospitalityHelped collectors to manage the world of Burgundy and expanded from thereLaunched a small, online boutique website pre-CovidHas both an importer and retailer license (possible in California)Import focus is on 1st and 2nd generation winemakers, often younger (in their 20s and 30s)Wine ConsultingIt started when a regular guest at the restaurant asked for personal wine consultingHe had to rely on other retailers, which was challenging for some short turnaround needs, and built a small inventory of products, which got put online for the retail armClients are on an annual retainer basis - annual necessary to set goals for the cellar and wine educationInitial clients came from personal relationshipsNew clients are mostly through existing client referralYou don't need a lot of clients to be successful and cap the client base so that each client can get enough attentionHe doesn't source exclusively from TWC retail but from a variety of sourcesChallenges with wine consulting business - dealing with an old school wine world, inventory management, logistics of getting wine, and communicating “no” to collectors can be challengingWine RetailDifferentiation - wines highly curated by the teamAbility to source wines due to decades of experience and relationships with importers and retailers from sommelier experiencesSourcing rare wine is complex, as often wines can't be fully authenticated - TWC usually takes a very conservative approach, e.g., buys DRC only with a Wilson Daniels back label and from an original buyerEssential to work with importers who are investing in building wine brandsGeneral importer margin - cost converted to local currency, 1.5x the cost plus a couple dollars/bottle for transportationSome importers take too high margins on hard to find wines, which leads TWC to need to source directly from EuropeTWC doesn't undercut the market not to upset other wine merchantsEuropean wine distribution is often flawed and challenging, creating market dislocationsE.g., Raveneau - has low ex-domaine pricing, the wine immediately sells out, the family makes a great living, and doesn't require work, but may have more wine in Switzerland than in the US where it sells for multiples higherWineries often are small businesses without a lot of people working thereNicolas Faure example - sells so cheaply ex-domaine that people buy everything upon release, primarily other retailers buying to resell for much higher levelsTechnologyHas a team of developersUses Zoho (CRM) and Shopify (E-commerce)Custom-built integration between Shopify and ZohoThe aim is to make the website faster, more efficient, have correct pricing, amongst other spaceHe believes there is a lack of core technology in the wine space, currently dominated by Wine-Searcher and CellarTrackerWine PricingBelieves Burgundy is a bubble, but it can't burst due to lack of supply (particularly with short 2019, 2020, and 2021 vintages)Prices are so high they are pricing out drinkersLinks to ThatcherInstagramThatcher's Wine Consulting

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1331: 05 Jan 2022 | BMW iX M60 Flagship Revealed With 619bhp

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 22:12


 Show #1331 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 5th January. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. Welcome to a new Patreon Executive Producer ROBBIENY. BMW IX M60 REVEALED – 619BHP FLAGSHIP TO RIVAL AUDI E-TRON S - The striking new BMW iX SUV has just been given a high performance flagship in the form of the new M60 range-topper. This bold high performance electric SUV will rival Audi's e-Tron S and Tesla's Model X, while also giving the M Performance sub-brand a second model. - M60 utilises two electric motors with one placed on each axle, but power is raised from the most potent iX 50i's 523bhp to a more robust 619bhp. - Feeding these more potent electric motors is the same 105.2kWh battery pack, giving the M60 a 357-mile range – only slightly down on the lesser iX and way above the Audi e-Tron S's problematic 222-mile quoted range. - The new iX M60 does lack the Audi's tri-motor setup though, explaining why something akin to the Audi's rear axle torque vectoring is missing. - The iX in all forms t hen doubles down on this advantage with an application of carbonfibre reinforced plastics along the roof rails, sills and rear subframe. - That huge weight figure doesn't do much to hurt the M60's acceleration time, mind, hitting 62mph in just 3.9sec, over half a second clear of the Audi – the top speed is limited to 155mph. - Customer cars are expected to be delivered in the summer, with prices starting at £111,905 in the UK Original Source : https://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/204466/bmw-ix-m60-revealed-619bhp-flagship-to-rival-audi-e-tron-s BMW IX M60 STARTS AT €130,200 - BMW specifies torque of 1,015 Nm in Sport Mode, and 1,100 Nm when Launch Control is activated. - The fifth generation of BMW electric drives are current-excited synchronous motors. In addition to efficiency, BMW emphasises that these motors have a consistent power delivery - The high-voltage battery achieves a gross energy content of 111.5 kWh, the same as in the familiar iX xDrive50. The AC charging capacity is 11 kW, with direct current up to 200 kW is possible Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2022/01/05/bmw-ix-m60-starts-at-e130200/ CHRYSLER PREVIEWS ITS ALL-ELECTRIC FUTURE WITH AIRFLOW CONCEPT SUV - Chrysler, the iconic American brand owned by Stellantis, will only sell electric vehicles by 2028, the company announced at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show. - the company revealed its latest concept, the Airflow crossover SUV with a similar profile to the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E. The vehicle unveiled at CES is meant to be just a concept, but it looks very close to production-ready. Chrysler says its first EV will start production in 2025. - Stellantis, the multi-national conglomeration that formed last year when Fiat Chrysler merged with the French PSA Group, intends for Chrysler to serve as the tip of the spear for its electrification strategy. - The concept Airflow comes with all-wheel drive thanks to two 150kW motors, one in each axle. However, the drivetrain can be adjusted to accommodate more powerful motors in the future, Chrysler says. The company didn't provide details on the battery's size or energy capacity, but it did estimate a range of 350-400 miles per charge. - Inside, the vehicle is chock-a-block with screens: four in the front and two for rear passengers. The large central infotainment screen is flanked by smaller screens for the driver and passenger. The instrument cluster screen is set back a ways from the steering wheel, closer to the windshield than the dashboard, making it seem almost like a heads-up display. An additional screen sits below the main infotainment screen for HVAC controls and seating adjustments, among other features. And there are two screens on the seatbacks for rear passengers. Original Source : https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22862387/chrysler-electric-only-2028-airflow-concept-ces-2022 SONY SHOWS OFF SUV, WILL EXPLORE BUILDING ELECTRIC CARS AS ‘SONY MOBILITY INC' - At CES in Las Vegas this evening, Sony's Chairman, President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida showed off a brand new prototype of its Vision S concept electric car, and announced that the Sony Group is starting a new division — the Sony Mobility Inc – which will start commercializing its electric vehicles. - On the CES stage during the Sony press conference, the company showed off its existing Sony Vision-S sedan, which was revealed at CES last year. This year, it also flexed a new model in the lineup, the Sony Vision-S SUV prototype. - Sony announced that it was establishing a new company (Sony Mobility Inc.) to accelerate the efforts of “exploring the commercial launch of Sony's EV” — hinting that a Sony car may be coming to a lot near you in the none-too-distant future. Original Source : https://techcrunch.com/2022/01/04/sony-mobility/ TESLA RIVAL LUCID PLANS TO LAUNCH IN EUROPE THIS YEAR - Lucid plans to start selling its cars in Europe this year. - The California-headquartered firm, which competes with Tesla, announced the expansion on Tuesday after a Twitter user asked if an image of some new Lucid owners were based in the U.K. - In January 2020, Lucid started taking online reservations in 15 European countries for its flagship Lucid Air sedan but the firm has not specified when the vehicles will be delivered. - Locations included Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Original Source : https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/05/-tesla-rival-lucid-plans-to-launch-in-europe-this-year.html TESLA MODEL S GOES 752 MILES WITH A STARTUP'S PROTOTYPE BATTERY - Imagine an electric car that covers 752 miles on a single charge. You can't buy it today, but a modified Tesla Model S drove that distance across Michigan last month. It was the work of a two-year-old Michigan startup, Our Next Energy (ONE), which says it is aiming to make safer and more sustainable batteries. ONE retrofitted the car with a battery holding twice the energy of Tesla's original—while fitting entirely within the same space. It's a proof of concept for the company's own future battery design. - ONE's project didn't mess with anything to alter the Model S's efficiency, but employed a much higher-capacity battery. "We want to accelerate the adoption of EVs by eliminating range anxiety, which holds back consumers today," said ONE founder and CEO Mujeeb Ijaz. He's a battery engineer with more than 30 years'  experience, including stints at Apple, A123 Systems, Ford, and others. - The original Tesla battery had a capacity of 103.9 kilowatt-hours, while the prototype ONE battery that replaced it in the same space has 207.3 kWh. - ONE's drive took place in mid-December in Michigan—with chilly winter temperatures working against range maximization—where the company drove up and down the length of the mitten state for nearly 14 hours, averaging 55 mph, before winding up back at its Novi headquarters in southeastern Michigan with the trip odometer showing 752.2 miles. - The capacity of more than 200 kilowatt-hours was provided by high-energy cobalt-nickel cells Original Source : https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38668912/750-mile-ev-battery-michigan-startup-our-next-energy/ TESLA MODEL S PLAID TOP SPEED RAISED TO 175 MPH WITH TRACK MODE UPDATE Original Source : https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-plaid-new-top-speed-track-mode-update-video/ A NEW TESLA MODEL X WON'T BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE 2022 Original Source : https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/no-tesla-model-x-availability-for-months.html GAC AION LX PLUS LAUNCHED WITH 144KWH BATTERY Original Source : https://carnewschina.com/2022/01/06/gac-aion-lx-plus-with-1000km-range-launch-on-jan-6/ GM DELIVERED ONLY 26 EVS IN Q4 2021, INCLUDING JUST 1 ELECTRIC HUMMER   Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/558804/gm-delivered-26-evs-2021q4/ QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM This question was suggested by Joshua Pritt: “If you live in an apartment or condo or otherwise can't charge at home, how do you charge? Is it a terrible inconvenience or do you have a simple routine to charge during your shopping trips?” Email me your answer now: hello@evnewsdaily.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing. Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid. PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM

CannaInsider - Interviews with the Business Leaders of The Legal Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD Industry
Expert Explains How Much Profit Is In Cannabis Oil Extraction? (Encore)

CannaInsider - Interviews with the Business Leaders of The Legal Cannabis, Marijuana, CBD Industry

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 60:52


Jonah Barber is the co-founder of MRX Xtractors. Learn how profitable cannabis oil extraction can be and the different business models available to those in the business or entering this business. Key Takeaways:– From lab testing flower to extraction company – A lot of oil on the market is not good, here's why – The profit margin on a gram of extracted cannabis oil – Throughput from different extraction machines – The different business models in extraction Learn more at http://mrxxtractors.com/   Transcript: As the cannabis market continues to grow around the world, there's an increased focus on extraction, and for good reason. Extracted cannabis oil is arguably the most profitable and integral ingredient for cannabis companies. Here to tell us more about the extraction industry and his extraction solutions is Jonah Barber from MRX Xtractors. Jonah, welcome to CannaInsider. Jonah: Thanks, Matt. It's great to be here. Really excited to speak with you today. Matthew: Give us a sense of geography. Where are you in the world today? Jonah: In the beautiful green state of Oregon. Specifically, Canby, Oregon, which is located about 20 miles south of Downtown Portland. Matthew: Thanks for getting up so early to do this interview. I should tell everybody, it's about [7:00] your time. So thank you. Jonah: Absolutely. Glad to do it. Matthew: So what is MRX at a high level? Jonah: So MRX is an OEM that makes super-critical CO2 and ethanol extraction systems, and we bring kinda complete turnkey solutions for our customers all the way through the whole entire extraction process. Matthew: Okay. And give us a little bit of a sense about your background and journey, and how you got to this point, and why you started MRX? Jonah: You know, the cannabis and hemp industry is something I've always been incredibly passionate about. You know, they always say, "Do what you love," which I always thought was cliché until I actually got to work in this industry. And, you know, how we actually got started was, you know, we looked...You know, Oregon's always been a leading state, as far as a medical cannabis program, you know, having a strong medical program for over 20 years. And when we saw that Colorado went legal, you know, Oregon had almost passed a couple times going legal, and we knew it'd be a matter of time. And we wanted to get in the industry, but we wanted to get into it in a way we thought would utilize our skill sets. We weren't, you know, master growers like a lot of your listeners are and we didn't have any retail experience, and so our background is very technology. And so we wanted to fit in on the technology side on cannabis, and we saw that there was gonna be the need for standardization and quality control when it came to analytical testing laboratories. And when we looked at the landscape about 4 years, we didn't see a lot of that. And so we felt like we had the opportunity to kinda set the standard for what an analytical testing laboratory should be with quality controls, transparency, new state-of-the-art equipment, qualified staff with degrees. It was really kind of the Wild West there for a while, with a lot of people just pumping out high-potency numbers and kinda everything getting a pass for pesticides. And then we really wanted to help set the standard, so we opened up...MRX Labs is actually how we started in the industry. Matthew: Okay. Yeah. It's almost, it can be a huge advantage sometimes to just come in as an outsider because you don't have any concept of the way things should be done. And if you come to the market with skills, you can just start fresh. Whereas people in the industry already can only make kind of iterative changes, where you can start where you wanna start and not have to worry about any kinda legacy. Is that how you felt when you were getting into it? Jonah: We did. We really felt like we had the opportunity to really, I mean, develop a lot of the new methods and technologies, and stuff that just hadn't been developed before. And a lot of that wasn't because someone necessarily couldn't do it, you know, skill set-wise. But it was just because they really didn't have the access or ability to freely work with, you know, cannabis in a research and development capacity. And so we felt very fortunate to be kind of the forefront, to help develop a lot of those, you know, methodologies and things like that, when it came to standardizing testing. Matthew: Okay. Okay. And how many customers have you helped so far? Jonah: You know, from the...Well, there's two different answers. I guess, you know, when we started the lab in 2014, we grew to one of the largest cannabis/hemp testing labs in the U.S. And we ended up working with, you know, thousands of customers here in Oregon. And then on the MRX Xtractors side, where we're the OEM and build all the equipment, we've helped place about 80 different machines in about 10 different states and a couple different countries now. Yeah. So we have about 80 different customers on the extraction side. Matthew: Okay. Okay. Now, the thing I kinda wanna help listeners understand is how you and your partner approach the extraction business. I guess, perhaps, maybe if you could just talk about, you know, frame how other extraction companies look at extraction and how to provide extraction solutions, and then how you and your partner approach it and perhaps how it's a little bit different or better? Jonah: Yeah. So, you know, we do approach it quite differently, how we even came into the extraction industry. And with my partner's background, we've always looked at industries and found deficiencies or bottlenecks and came up with, you know, a better mousetrap, if you will. And so how we got really started on the extraction side was actually based off analytical test results. And so, you know, we started testing everything coming into our lab, and we started seeing all this oil about really flood into our lab. It was really almost overnight. You know, it went from like a lot of flower, then about 3 1/2 years ago, it just started flooding into our lab. And at the time, it was still all medical. And so when we looked at the quality of the oil, you know, it didn't look good, it didn't smell good from an analytical standpoint. When we did, like, a terpene test, it was nonexistent. When we did a solvents test, a lot of it still either had some hydrocarbons left in it or there was a lot of ethanol left in the oil. We actually saw a lot of products coming in in [sounds like] propylene glycol as well. And, you know, it was really concerning from our standpoint. You know, being an analytical testing laboratory, our job is to keep the public safe. And a lot of the products and a lot of the stuff we saw in the products, what people were using for medical purposes, were concerning in the fact that they could potentially cause, you know, some additional damage to whatever ailments they were treating. And I even remember the very first time, you know, I tried CO2 oil. I so badly wanted to like it because I loved the concept, I loved the fact that CO2 was used as the solvent. And to be honest, I absolutely hated it when I first tried it. It tasted kinda like a burnt popcorn to me. And also, after the fact, when I looked at the test results, which it wasn't tested by us, it was like 35% cannabinoids, which meant 50% of it was propylene glycol as well. Matthew: Ooh. Jonah: Yeah. And it just wasn't a pleasant experience. But at the same time, it was flying off the shelves. Like people could not make enough of it. You know, people really like the accessibility and discreteness of vape pens. But at the same time, it was like, "Okay, there's a market for this. But this isn't what we'd consider safe or a high-quality product." Matthew: So Jonah, it sounds like being in kinda the testing part of the cannabis industry, you're in a unique vantage point. You're kind of like the hub where companies that are sending you extracted material or flower are coming to you and talking to you, and you're kinda getting the lay of the land of how this whole extraction business works. Can you talk a little bit about that and what you learned? Jonah: Yeah. We really had a unique perspective because, coming from the testing side, we're kinda like Switzerland. We worked with everybody in the industry. And so we got a chance to talk to all of our customers that were using other extraction technologies and techniques, and kinda got together a list of what they didn't like, what could be improved. And really, kind of our three hallmarks that we came up with was that there was really no repeatability. And so a lot of people were relying upon an extraction artist or the one person that knew how to make the secret sauce or, you know, someone that knew how to stand in front of a machine and adjust 12 different knobs and try to keep it in a tight zone for temperature and pressure. And we just knew that wasn't commercially scalable from that side. You know, we knew that the industry, the way it was growing, had to have repeatability, no matter who ran the machine, that they could follow SLPs, and put the same product in there and get the same high-quality oil coming out. And we just weren't seeing that. And just because they also didn't have control over their process, a lot of people were destroying terpenes. And that's actually where CO2 had gotten the knock on it about 4 or 5 years ago. That just kinda produced an inferior product because it stripped the product of the terpenes. And I'd say, rightfully so, at the time, it got that knock because, you know, people were destroying a lot of the terpenes. Matthew: Yeah. Jonah: And then the third thing is the engineering, and a lot of the equipment we saw just wasn't safe and it would never be permitted and approved by fire marshals in a regulated market. And so that was kind of our three hallmarks was we wanted repeatability, we wanted control of your process to produce the highest quality product, and we wanted safe equipment that would be permitted by fire marshals. And that's how we set out to build Xtractors from that side. Matthew: Okay. That makes sense. Yeah. I could see why being dependent on an extraction artist would be...you know, it's problem. Because then, you're at the whims of that person instead of having a process or, you know, some kind of standard mode with your equipment where you can just repeat it over and over again independent of different people or personalities. And actually, I've met a lot of people that are in that exact case, where they're dependent on a specific employee and they really don't know how the sausage is made. So I'm glad you brought that up. Okay. So let's get into a little bit about throughput and what people talk about with throughput. Actually, before we talk about throughput, can you mention why you didn't like the flavor of the CO2 oil when you first tried it? Did you prefer, like, butane extraction or something? Jonah: You know, it wasn't so much that I preferred something over the other. It was really just, the primary reason was that the people, or the equipment that was making that extract, they didn't have control over their process and they destroyed a lot of the terpenes and overcooked the product in there. And so it almost had like, the best way I could describe it was like a burnt popcorn kinda taste. And it just wasn't even a really pleasant experience, just even like kinda agitating the throat and things like that too. Matthew: Okay. Actually, before we talk about throughput, let's talk a little bit about what the different kind of outputs are from the MRX machines, what you can actually extract and make and do. Jonah: Yeah. So, you know, about 90% of all of our customers wanna make as many full-spectrum vape oil pens as they can. They just cannot make enough to satisfy the market. Matthew: Okay. Jonah: And so that's what the majority of our customers wanna do. However, the more we've gotten into the industry here, the more diverse kinda the product lines are, and the more specialized and unique they are. And people have some really interesting ideas that they like to make. And so one of the things we always do is like talk to our customers about, "Okay, what's your goals? What's your throughput, and how much do you wanna do a day? What kind of products do you wanna make?" Then, we're able to actually bring kind of a complete turnkey solution. Matthew: Jonah, tell us, just give us a sense of what kind of products can be created, what the most popular ones are, and what customers are asking for. So we can get a sense of the different things that your extraction equipment can do and just where the extraction market is at, in general. Jonah: Yeah. Well, the majority of our customers are really going after one of the largest market segments, which really is the vape pens, the cartridges for the vape pens, and making some full-spectrum oil, which is a very high desirable product for that. And so that's about 90% of our customers just make as many vape pens as they can. But what's been interesting is there's been a lot more, you know, development, product development as well, too, with all of our customers coming with really unique products. And so, you know, what we usually always like to do is actually talk to our customers and identify, before they even start, you know, "What kind of products do you wanna make? What kind of throughput do you want to do per day?" And then put together a kind of complete and tailored package with all the equipment they need to achieve their goals. And so what's unique about the CO2 side is that you can really stop it just about anywhere along the way. And so, you know, from going to a full-spectrum oil, or you can do further refinement or post-processing into like a distillate or then [inaudible [00:14:06] distillate, you can turn it into an isolate. And so you really have a lot of variety in [inaudible [00:14:15] different products you can make with it, is how we approach it and what a lot of our customers are making. Matthew: Okay. So just to review, can you review, and can you just tell us what you mean when you say "full-spectrum oil," "isolate," and "distillate," so everybody's on the same page? Jonah: Yeah. So full-spectrum oil is going to be an oil that preserves the majority of the original plant. Obviously, you're not pulling out, like, the plant material and the chlorophylls, and you're removing all the waxes and fats and lipids. So what you're left with is a cannabinoid oil that has, not just your THC or your CBD, but also minor cannabinoids as well. And then, also having good terpene preservation, and that's where all that kinda works together, is what a lot of people call or is known as like the "entourage effect." Which those cannabinoids and terpenes working together make for a much more pleasant high, or a lot more therapeutic or medicinal benefits, all that stuff working together in, like, a full-spectrum oil. And that's a very desirable product for a vape pen. And something like that, if you're doing a cannabinoid potency percentage, would test typically somewhere in like the 60% to 75% cannabinoids. And then [what a lot of our customers will do] then too is, you know, distillate is a popular product as well too, for...It's very popular such as like the edible makers. Because with edibles, you typically don't want to taste the terpenes. And it's a more higher concentrated dosage, and so that is easier to control in your quality control for your recipes and things like that, hitting your certain dosing for your THC or your CBD. Matthew: Okay. Jonah: And so that's what they call "distillate." And that's what that is, is just further post-processing or refinement. And typically, people will use either like a short-path or wiped-film technology. And what that does is further concentrate your THC or CBD, and it pulls out and separates, like, a lot of your terpenes and some of your minor cannabinoids as well. And so that same full-spectrum oil, if you ran it through a short-path or wiped-film would probably end up testing closer to like that 80% to low 90% THC or CBD. And then from there, you can do further post-processing and take the product into isolate as well, which can be more like a powder or a crystal. And that's removing everything except the cannabinoid that you're looking to concentrate. And so one of the biggest and most popular things right now on the market [inaudible 00:17:03] like, CBD isolate. And so we've also developed some new technology to do CBD isolate at a high throughput as well. Matthew: Okay. That's a good...Well, you know, let's just talk about vape cartridges for a minute there. They were wildly popular a couple years ago, and they still are. And they've just gotten better and better. Now, you know, you mentioned full-spectrum, is you can get a lot more out of a vape cartridge than you used to be able to. Is there any sense that the market's starting to stabilize and there's enough supply? Because it's something I've been hearing for years is just like the demand for vape cartridges is just insane. What's your thoughts [sounds like]? Jonah: I'll say, it's still not there yet. You can't really make enough to support the market right now. Because if you actually look at, too, a lot of the...especially in the states that have now gone recreational, if you look at a lot of the economic data on the products that are really moving, you know, there's a lot of new social users coming on and trying things that maybe hadn't in the past. And a lot of these people just don't wanna feel that they're doing a drug, or they don't have the where for all, they don't have a dab rig, they don't have a bong, they don't know how to roll a joint. And they just want ease and discretion. And so that's where if you look at, you know, all the economic data, all the new social users or people that are kind of, you know, sitting back and not really partaking much, but now that it's legal, saying, "Oh, I wanna try that," they're really drawn to the vape pens, and also edibles from that side. And, you know, what's I think also desirable about the vape pens is that you can really control your dosing, in a sense, too. Like, you know, if someone wanted to take a little puff here, [inaudible 00:18:49] pretty much know, you know, how that's gonna affect them. And they can control, you know, how high or how medicated that they would like to get. Matthew: Yeah. Jonah: And so that's where I think a lot of people are more drawn. And then, now you just kinda see them everywhere now, too. You know, people don't typically know if it's a nicotine or a cannabis, or hemp cartridge that people have. Matthew: Yeah. I'm sure there's gonna be some novel use of cannabis oil that might displace vape cartridges in the future. But it'll still be some form of extracted oil. And it's gonna, you know, come in some product form or drink. For me, I feel like kinda what's gonna happen is there's gonna be some company that come along that can consistently deliver the same mood over and over again, and they're available widely. And they're really gonna capture a lot of the market because right now it's just so fragmented, which is good. And I think there's always gonna be the equivalent of microbreweries, you know, doing really well. But, you know, it's nice to be able to be in California, then Oregon, then Illinois, then, you know, New York, and get maybe one vape cartridge that's the exact same everywhere I go, or one drink or one edible that is exact same. Maybe that'll be done with like an intel-inside model, where it's gonna be like, "Hey, this extract, this contains, you know, this many milligrams of this kind of extracted oil with terpenes." But I feel like it's gotta move from that direction. Am I totally off base on that? Or where do you think it's going? Jonah: I would say you're 100% correct. You know, when we first started too, there was really no repeatability. There was really no, even, specific product lines. And people would just run whatever trim or material they had that day and put a label on it, and sometimes it wasn't always even what it might have been labeled as, because people didn't know, you know, when they bought trim. And as the markets become more standard and more tracking, you're really dialing in specific strains. And now, with the amount of testing you can do and even the separation, with different equipment and stuff like we have too, you can separate different cannabinoids. And you can really dial in your dosing and have a repeatable product. And that's absolutely where it's going. Especially, as you see, it's gonna become more of a nationwide product at some point. And that's what people are gonna expect is, you know, going into one state and buying a product, and then going into the other one and having the same thing. And so you're absolutely correct in that standpoint. We're already starting to see it go that direction. And it'll just continue to do so, I think, more so in the next 5 years. Matthew: Now, we touched on throughput there. And maybe you can dive into that a little bit by telling us, you know, how we should think about throughput? Because you say you have clients coming to you and you ask them, you know, how much do they need. And aren't they just gonna say, "I wanna produce as much as I can?" Or where are kinda the limitation breakpoints with each of your extraction solutions? Or how should they be thinking about that, in terms of running 24/7 or how much throughput they need? What can you tell us about throughput? Jonah: Yeah. It's really been amazing too, how far the industry has grown even in the last 3 years. You know, when we first started the extraction site about 3 years ago, we started building a 20-liter extractor, which was about the largest anybody was building that I'm aware of. You know, most people were building a 5 or 10-liter, so we said, "We're gonna build a 20-liter, you know, because that's gonna be a larger commercial system." And typically, on a 20-liter, a lot of your [inaudible 00:22:35] customers run about 6 to 10 pounds at a time. There's ways to kinda engineer the material to put 20 to 30 pounds in there. But, you know, most people are doing 6 to 10-pound strain-specific runs at a time, which is great. You know, it's great to be able to...And at the time, you know, a lot of people would sometimes only have, you know, 6 to 20 pounds of the same strain. Matthew: Right. Jonah: But now, some of these grows are, you know, 100,000-square foot grows, and they have thousands of pounds of the same strain. And on top of it too just, you know, we do a lot of stuff on the hemp side as well. And, you know, Oregon has been kind of a leader in the U.S. here in hemp as well, having the ninth biggest hemp program over the last 4 years. And when we first started with the hemp farmers 4 years ago, if you had 5 acres, that was a lot. You know, that was...You know, 2,000 pounds an acre, that's 10,000 pounds, that's a lot of biomass. Matthew: Right. Jonah: And then, 3 years ago, it was like, "Okay, 20 acres, wow." And then, 2 years ago, it was 50 acres. And then, last year, it was 100 acres. And now, we know some farms are a few hundred acres, and you're talking about millions of pounds of biomass. And so it's pretty amazing how fast everything has scaled. And so that's where we've also developed additional new technology to keep up with the market's demands for a higher throughput, bat the same time, not sacrificing quality. And that's where there might be a lot of manufacturers who will sacrifice quality with throughput by just saying, "Okay, you know, we're just gonna hit it at 5,000 psi and pull more plant material out." But, you know, you destroy a lot of the good cannabinoids and terpenes doing that. And we don't believe in sacrificing the quality with throughput. And so with some of our new equipment here, we have really game-changing CO2 equipment, [pumps] like 100C, which is 2 50-liter vessels that cycle back and forth between each vessel, designed to never stop. And so, as soon as one vessel is done, it switches, and then that person can load the next one. And you know, people can get tricky sometimes when you talk about throughput, and sometimes people [sounds like] can give you the very best throughput on the very best day with the very best material. And, you know, we like to give real numbers, [inaudible 00:24:50] historical averages. And a lot of it too, depends on your starting cannabinoid percentage when it comes to CO2. If you have something that has, you know, like 6% CBD or THC versus 12%, it's gonna take longer to pull that 12% out versus that 6%. But a lot of our throughput now, in like the CO2, can be, you know, upwards from 100 to 300 pounds a day. And then we've also developed full ethanol processing centers that are desired to, not batch, but to be continuous extraction, that are looking at doing more in that 500 to 1,000-plus pounds a day as well. Matthew: That's crazy. Jonah: So we kinda have anything and everything in between, as far as if customers wanna do small batch stuff or if they wanna do full acres that weekend [inaudible [00:25:42]. Matthew: Okay. So you can pretty much do whatever the customer wants within reason, it sounds like. So with the two vessels, you can operate 24/7. So if you have one vessel full, or you have both vessels full, and the extraction machine is running, when it finishes with the first vessel, how long does it take to finish the second one, assuming it's full and your typical extraction machine? Like how many hours do they have before they have to fill it again? Jonah: Yeah. Like on the 100C, we're looking at closer like to that 2 to 4 hours per kinda 15, 20 pounds per vessel. Matthew: Okay. So I'm a businessowner. I'm thinking about buying an extraction machine. And the first question you would ask me is, "How many pounds do you want to do per run?" Is that kinda the first question? Jonah: Yeah. Actually, the question I'd more probably ask is, "How much throughput do you wanna do per day or per week?" is typically what we would ask them. And then, "What kinda products do you wanna make?" Matthew: Okay. Okay. I wanna kinda dive into some business models here and looking at return on investment and things, because extraction is really, as I said in the intro, becoming a bigger and bigger part of the business. And it's also gonna be an ingredient to all of this, amazing products that are being created. But the people that are gonna buy your machines are like, "Hey, what can I do with that? How much money can I make? What should my business model be?" When a customer or a potential customer, or a friend says, "Hey, what can I expect to make with an extraction machine?" I've heard a lot of great scenarios, but how do you kind of describe, like, the ROI on an extraction machine? Jonah: So, you know, we always like to look at, you know, your gross margin. Or it doesn't necessarily even, you know, potentially matter what your gross is, you know, as far as your gross sales. But, you know, what kind of gross margin are you looking at? And also too, just how big of a company they want to have versus maybe a smaller company that can make similar margins, but not have as many people. And so, you know, some people want to be the biggest and best, you know, vape company in their state, or launched from state to state, and that's a big business. I mean, you have, you know, your material acquisition, your new supply chain. You have your compliance, your testing, your cartridges, your consumables, you know, your sales, marketing, packaging, distribution. That can quickly, you know, go from a small scale of, you know, 10 people up to hundreds of people from that side. And, you know, the other side being is, or, "I wanna be, you know, an oil house or a toll processer," or you actually are just making bulk oil and/or doing contract processing to hire. That's a much simpler business model, and it's a very needed businesses model for a lot of either...You know, there's a lot of great farmers that wanna have their own product lines, but they don't want to be an extractor. Matthew: Right. Jonah: And so they look to some of these third parties to use their award-winning flowers and strains to make oil that complements that. Or there are some companies that want to have end products, but don't want to make the oil, and they want someone to make oil to their specifications. That's a much simpler, smaller business model, but it's also still very profitable and you can still make a lot of the same margins that you'd be making, you know, versus going to a full-scale cartridge line as well, too. And so there's needs from both those sides. That's kinda where we wanna talk to people and see what their goals are, what they want to do. And some of it too, just comes down to what's gonna be the most profitable for them and the least amount of headache potentially too? Matthew: Okay. And let's talk, what's the typical cost for a gram of oil right now? Jonah: So I guess, I can answer that three ways, is, you know, if you look at the retail side, you know, with compliance and testing now and everything too, in Oregon...I'll use Oregon and California right now, as kinda the metrics for that. But typically, a gram of oil is gonna end up costing somewhere typically between probably $50 to $80 a gram, typically, is what that would sell at a dispensary to the end consumer. Matthew: Okay. And if you were to say, "Hey, my average client, they're..." I mean, I'm sure it ranges wildly, but kinda the middle of the bell curve, it's being sold at $80 a gram at the dispensary. What does it cost to make that same gram on average? Jonah: You know, so as it goes through the supply chain, you know, from your side as an extractor, a lot of it depends on how much you're getting your biomass for. And that's where it's incredibly important to be able to do your own quality control testing before you even buy products, buy biomass to extract, if you're buying it. Because, you know, you can't just have a blanket price like, "Okay, I'm gonna get everything at $100 a pound, or $200 a pound." There's a big difference between something that tests at, you know, 8% THC trim or kind of B-buds, versus something that's like 12% or 15%. And that's directly gonna affect your yield primarily. It won't so much affect the quality of the end product. You'll still have a great product. It's just, "How much yield are you gonna have come out of there?" is gonna be directly dependent upon your starting cannabinoid percentages. And so if you're buying product at $200 a pound, it typically costs about $5 to $6 to produce a gram of full-spectrum oil. Matthew: [inaudible [00:32:27] Jonah: Yeah. If you're closer at buying trim, you know, at the $100 a pound, you're closer to that kinda $3 to $4 a gram, is what it costs. And then what a lot of these companies do is they will actually then sell to other distributors or people that wanna make their products, and they'll typically sell that, you know, between $8 to $10 a gram. And so that gets sold to then someone that's gonna take that oil, and that's bulk oil. And that's where people are moving a lot of kilos or pounds doing that. And then other companies will then take that oil and put it in a cartridge, package it, brand it, market it. And then, you know, that will typically then go to a dispensary or a distributor, depending on, you know, what state you're in. And then that will typically then get sold, you know, in that $20 to $40 a gram. And then, so once it gets in the dispensary, then that's where then, it goes to, you know, that maybe $50 to $80 a gram, is typically how that works. Michael: Okay. And how do you preserve terpenes as you go through this process? I mean, is it a matter of temperature and pressure? 'Cuz I'm kinda boomeranging all over the place here but, you know, you talked about how critical it is for the experience and for the end product. And also, end customers are getting much more savvy about this and they talk to each other, and you really wanna make sure you maintain terpenes. What's the art and the science of doing that just right? Jonah: So the biggest thing is having control over your process. And you hit pretty much two of the most important parts when it comes from a CO2 site is terpene preservation is maintained primarily per your temperature control and control over your pressure. And so temperature is so critical to your extraction process. And I feel like sometimes that's an afterthought. Sometimes people will just use an off-the-market kinda chiller or hot water bath. And, you know, if you look at the specifications on some of those, you know, off-the-shelf kinda chillers, sometimes they're +/-5 degrees. And we have built for us, heater/chiller combinations that are exactly specified per machine specifications. So when we set our temperature, this stays typically about 1 degree. And so we have really tight control over our temperature. And then from the pressure standpoint, see, a lot of times people will just want...they'll try to do more throughput. And they can achieve more throughput if they go through 3,000, 4,000, or 5,000 psi. But what happens is, at those higher levels, if you look at, you know, like a whitepaper, typically anything over 1,800 psi, you start to degrade some of the cannabinoids, the terpenes, you pull on additional plant material and chlorophylls. And so you really start to degrade a lot of the great therapeutic benefits of some of those things. And then you have to spend a lot of time in your post-processing and cleaning up. And so where we increase throughput without sacrificing the quality is with temperature and then also what we call "flow rate," which is, you know, essentially, how fast CO2 or a solvent moves through your product. And so that's how we're able to preserve, you know, the majority of our terpenes through the extraction process. Matthew: Okay. Jonah: I will say too, you also do have the ability, terpenes you can actually run very low, like almost like a subcritical, in the very beginning of your extraction run. But some customers like to try to pull those terpenes in like that first half-hour to hour, and then they'll just change the settings. You don't have the stop the machine to change the settings. And they'll take a pull and pull those...Especially, if their goal is to go to distillate later, they'll just pull those terpenes, and then set them aside and use them later, either reintroduce them or use them for a different product, because they're very valuable. Matthew: Now, we touched on this briefly, but I just want to be really clear for listeners about the most common business paths for people buying extraction machines. So you get to create your own brand or line of products, there's a toll processer, which you mentioned, and then there's the bulk oil house. Are those kinda the big buckets you would say exist? Jonah: Yes. Those are the three that our customers really focus on. There's incredible opportunities to be a toll processor or kind of a bulk oil house. And primarily that's because the extraction site, you know, there's a capital investment that comes with it, and also I think sometimes people are just like, "Well, I don't know anything about extraction." You know? Even amazing growers that are great growers that know cannabis better than [inaudible 00:37:16] anyone, they sometimes are just like, "Well, I just don't know about extraction or what to do." Matthew: Okay. Jonah: So I think some people are kind of, maybe [sounds like] a little nervous just thinking of, "Can I do that?" You know? And so a lot of times there's not enough processors, or toll processors to handle the amount of extraction that needs to take place. And so that's where there's been these industries that have stepped up to where, I had one customer here in Oregon, a company called "Tosmos" [sp], that was initially gonna do their own cartridge line. And then they got offered a pretty lucrative contract to do toll processing for one of the biggest cannabis companies out there that just wanted them to toll process. And so they did that and they started with a 20-liter. They added a second 20-liter, and then a third 20-liter, and then a 100-liter, and they just kept adding more equipment. And they've really found their niche in doing toll processing extractions. Matthew: So toll processing, again, is just taking other people's trim or your own trim and extracting it, and then selling it to another business, not a... Jonah: That's correct. Matthew: ...retail operation? Okay. Jonah: Yes. But now, on the toll processing, it's more you're specifically extracting it to that customer's needs and specifications and wants. And that's where you have to have good quality control and repeatability to satisfy the customer there. And so, yes, a lot of times, they'll provide their trim or product, and then you extract it and turn it into, you know, a full-spectrum oil or a distillate. Matthew: Okay. Jonah: And then, the bulk oil side...And a lot of our customers will do a combinate of one, two, or all three of these businesses too. Because when you're doing the toll processing, it's also just natural that you could be almost like a bulk oil, like a Cisco, that kind of thing, to where you're even sourcing your own trim or your own...And here in Oregon, too, I mean, now with the cost of flower, the overproduction, a lot of the extraction companies are now running flower because they can get outdoor really good A, B-buds, or $200, $300 a pound, which really change the... Matthew: Whoa. Jonah: Yeah. Matthew: I've heard about the overproduction. It was overproduction. It was kind of a subjective term. But I've heard that there's a big supply in Oregon. So that's amazing, $200 or $300 a pound. Jonah: Oh, it is. And it's really changed even the whole quality of your yields. You know, so now instead of maybe historically getting a 10% to 12% yield, you know, of full-spectrum oil, now some of our customers are getting closer to, you know, 13%, 15%, which really changes your financials modeling, when you're getting that kinda return in yields. And so a lot of the customers will also then just make bulk oil and just sell that to edible companies, you know, sell it in pounds or kilos at a time to edible companies or vape companies that don't wanna do their own processing, but wanna have oil made that meets their standards and quality. Matthew: Okay. So the toll processor already has in mind exactly what they need, and they have specifications. And when a company comes to a toll processor, they say, "Make x, y, and z for me with these specifications." A bulk oil house has like a menu you can pick from of extracted oils and products. Is that right? Jonah: That's a great analogy. Yes. You got it. Matthew: Okay. And then, of course, before that we mentioned creating your own brand. So we just went through creating your own brand, the toll processor, and a bulk oil house. I think it's amazing how these niches are kind of evolving. They overlap, but its kind of fragmentation with industry is we're starting to see specialization. So that is really amazing. And just to review those numbers again Jonah said...And we won't quote you on that, Jonah, just because, you know, the market's always a moving target. But you said sometimes... Jonah: It is. Yeah. Matthew: ...the input costs were $1 a gram or $3 or $4 a gram, but oil was selling for $80 a gram at a dispensary. So you can get a sense of how profitable this can be for a mass that's very small. I mean, a gram is a tiny, tiny amount of a mass. So that's really just incredible. And one of the reasons I'm so excited about it, it's also exciting too because compared to cultivating, extraction is kind of an esoteric thing still. People really, they don't know how to get into it. It seems really opaque. It's just, you know, "What do I do?" There's all these insiders, and they don't wanna really talk about it because it's going so well from them. Not uncommon to hear from people to pay for their extraction machines in a week, and these are expensive machines. So it's really something that's just remarkable. We're in a remarkable spot in history here. And actually, it was 2 or 3 years ago, I was talking about this, but this opportunity still exists. So I want to just move forward with some other topics here. So we've talked about the three different types of businesses most of your clients operate under. We talked about preserving terpenes. But I want to talk a little bit about your partner's background and what he's brought to the business. Because in talking to you earlier, he sounds like an interesting character and has brought a lot of cool things, just kinda cool skills to the extraction realm. So if you can talk about him a little bit? Jonah: Yeah. I'm very blessed. I couldn't ask for a better partner. His name is Paul Tomaso. He's my partner and our CEO of our company here. And when we decided that we were gonna set up an analytical testing laboratory, he was back on the East Coast doing some of the largest solar rooftop and fuel cell installations in North America. And he was the very first call because we knew with his background that, once he got into the cannabis and hemp industry, not only would he help us set up the most professional lab with quality controls and standardization, and new methods, but we knew once he got in the industry, he would identify bottlenecks and deficiencies and come up with better solutions. And that's exactly what he did. And his background is really unique in the sense that, it's like his whole life culmination has come together to develop the best extraction equipment, which he never, ever would have expected. You know? And so, you know, he came from actually a military background, joining the military when he was 17. And then he actually ended up working for John Fluke, doing Fluke multimeters up there in Seattle area. And then he did, like, the TERCOM [sounds like] section of the Tomahawk Missile, the layout for that. He did some stuff on the NASA space shuttle, some contract work. And then he developed some of the fastest laser technology in the world for laser marking and engraving. And then he even developed some robotic pick-and-place equipment that you could take any image, any photograph, any customer logo, and it would pixelate it into, you know, 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch or 1-inch by 1-inch tiles. And it would robotically go grab those tiles, place them, and then you'd have like a beautiful mural. Like he did the D-Day Map in the Eisenhower Building, back in Washington as well. And so he's had all these...Everything he's ever done, he's developed new technology. And I don't know. When it comes to extraction, you know, and the fact that we do automation on everything which is unusual, a lot of equipment's just not automated, whether it be CO2 or ethanol, or butane, and we automate everything to have control over your process and also, you know, reduce the cost of labor. And so the fact that I don't know of any other person that has the electrical, the mechanical, the controls, the pressure to have all those knowledges over his life experience to bring them together to build extraction equipment. Yeah. So I've very, very fortunate to have someone like that as a partner, because he's really the driving force and the genius kinda behind all the technology that we build here. Matthew: That's great. Now, he went from military applications to cannabis. That's a huge divergence. Jonah: Oh. Yeah. But, you know, Paul, he's a big believer in the medicinal benefits. You know, he's even seen that himself in a sense, where he loves CBD, in particular. You know, his mind never stops, and also he always has to be very alert. And so he doesn't really partake so much on the THC side. But the CBD side, he's a big believer on. And, you know, he's taken some full-spectrum CBD capsules, just goes to bed, you know, let's the mind shut off for a little bit, and just wakes up refreshed. And that was one of the biggest changes for him is realizing, "Wow, this stuff really, really works." Matthew: Yeah. Jonah: And so he's just incredibly passionate about helping people. You know, and him being a veteran too, you know, he really likes to help a lot of the veterans. And that's been one of the biggest things, we've enjoyed helping and seeing how many veterans that cannabis has really helped and saved their lives even. And we also like to hire a lot of veterans as well. And so anyways, that's been special to him as well, from that side. Matthew: How do you see the extraction business changing and morphing, evolving, in the next 3 to 5 years as the industry just...I mean, there's more and more demand. There's gonna be more and more biomass coming in. Where do you see it going? Jonah: Yeah. It's gonna be higher, faster, more efficient throughput with maintaining the best, highest quality, and repeatability is really where it's gonna go. And you'd hit on part of that, is it's gonna become even more standardized to where your product lines, even by a state-by-state basis, are gonna be repeatable. And so there's gonna be just more and more quality control. There's probably gonna end up being more requirements for good, you know, GNP kinda stuff too, for good practices for manufacturing. It's really gonna turn more, I think, into somewhat of a pharmaceutical environment with some of the production of stuff, whether it be edibles and oils. But just having that repeatability and quality control over your product. Matthew: Yeah. It's funny because, you know, I've met some people from the pharmaceutical industry that have come over to the cannabis industry, and they're kinda bringing their best practices. But I don't think it'll be long before the cannabis industry is giving other industries their best practices. Because so much capital is moving into cannabis, and there's not any legacy architecture or systems. So it's all being built fresh. So we don't have to, you know, rely on kind of sclerotic processes. But with that, talk a little bit about your ISO-certified processing center. What is ISO? Why should we care about that? And what's important to know about it? Jonah: Yeah. Well, you know, ISO is actually International Organization of Standards, who publishes quality standards or just good manufacturing processes. Matthew: Okay. Jonah: And it's really important because it helps, you know, answer the question, "You know, what is the best way to do this when it comes to manufacturing and to uphold certain standards as well?" And, you know, our background is in engineering, and you'll find that we created a lot of the standards to achieve, you know, high-quality extracts. And also, too, it's going into different jurisdictions, or even countries for that matter, or different states. You know, they all have different standards, but things like ISO or CE and things like that, those are all accepted. And so it's important for our customers in whatever jurisdictions or states, or cities, or countries we go into, that we have really high-quality engineering and documentation so that they can get through a permitting process as well, too. And so that's been incredibly important from our customer side. Matthew: Okay. And so how long does it take? If someone's listening and they're like, "Hey, I want to reach out to MRX and find out if they have an extraction machine that works for me," how long does the whole process take from initial order to completion? And is there any sense on cost that you can give us, so we can kinda get an idea about this? Jonah: Yes. So typically, you know, we build everything to order. Matthew: Okay. Jonah: And, you know, we require a 50% deposit, and we start building. And, you know, we have machines priced anywhere from the $150,000 up to $850,000, and then kinda anywhere and everywhere in between. And so typically, you know, on some of our smaller systems, a 6 to 8-week build time is fairly typical. Then, some of our bigger systems, like our 100C or our ethanol processing center, those are typically gonna be closer to the 12 to 16 weeks. But it usually works out really well timing-wise. Of course, every once in a while, we get the guys or existing customers that need another machine right away. And we're usually able to accommodate that in some way. But typically, that lead time is the right lead time in the sense that, once they put their deposit down, we start working with their team, helping with facility layout and design. And because what we see with a lot of our customers too, is not just their needs right now, like, "Okay, I need, you know, two 20-liters." "Okay. But what about your second phase or your third phase?" And you can do a lot of infrastructure stuff up front with not a lot of additional capital but make it a lot easier to win. Because we've seen it over and over, where every 3 months, 6 months, our customers who start from a machine, and then they need more equipment. And then if they don't prepare for that on the front end, you know, they're moving things around, trying to bring more electrical in. And so we try to help in the beginning with a lot of their facility layout and design. That's not something we charge extra for. That's just part of kinda the value-added working with us. And we just kinda help them through their facility readiness, as well, making sure their facility is ready so when the equipment arrives. And a lot of times, too, we'll even have our customers come in and do training. We always go do training onsite, as well. But a lot of times, we'll invite our customers to come in before their equipment even ships and come spend, you know, a few days here at our facility, learning about the equipment, you know, learning the extraction process. And that way, they have a good foundation, and it really shortens the learning curve when their equipment arrives. Matthew: Well, that's good. Those are helpful services. I mean, just quickly, when's the most appropriate time to...When you're designing an extraction facility, maybe it's adjacent to a grow or part of some business planning, when is the ideal time to bring in you? Like when the architect and the general contractor have kinda been picked and blueprints are being drawn, be like, "Hey, we wanna bring in, you know, MRX to talk a little bit about this facility and just to make sure that we're implementing the best practices?" 'Cuz I've seen a lot of people and a lot of businesses doing that, like wondering when to pull in who in the planning process. Jonah: That's exactly it, is we like to typically be involved in that at least at 4 to 6 out before you want to be processing. And we work more and more now with architects, designers, engineering firms, from the very beginning, just helping spec in the equipment, and then also with, like I said, the facility layout and stuff. And so, yeah. You know, that 4 to 6 months is usually when we get involved. Matthew: Okay. Well, Jonah, I'd like to ask some personal development questions to help listeners get a better sense of who you are personally. With that, is there a book that's had a big impact on your life or way of thinking that you'd like to share? Jonah: You know, the one book that I really took a lot from was a book called "From Good to Great," I think the author is Jim Collins. Matthew: Mm-hmm. Jonah: And as an entrepreneur, you know, when you start a company, you know, it's usually you and two or three other crazy partners that start to build that company. And there's only, you know, so much you can do and keep taking it in yourself and pushing forward. And, you know, I can't stress the importance and need of getting good, quality people in building your team. And what I reference about that book is that it took a bunch of case studies from different companies that were good companies, and built to a certain part, and then took them to the next level. And one of the things I really took out of that was identifying the right people to kinda hire. And a lot of times though, too, you don't always sometimes just hire for a very specific position, which is common. It's what you usually do, like, "I need this position." And we still do that a lot of times. But a lot of times, you know, I'll just meet somebody or talk with them, or have some informational interviews, and you'll find someone with a really good work ethic, hungry, they want to learn, and they have unique skill sets, and you kinda almost find a position for them. And that's one of the things... Matthew: Get them on the bus, right? Is that what they call that? Jonah: Yeah. Yeah. Matthew: Get them on the bus. Jonah: Yep. Exactly. And so that's one of the things I really took from that book and I thought was really helpful to me, as far as a book like that. Matthew: Okay. I should also ask, you know, you're a growing business, what's the type of skill set, like degree, are you looking for chemists, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers...I mean, what's the type of skill set for the employees of your company now? Like what does it look like? So I wanna, A, give young people listening or people looking to make a career transition, looking for what skills are, like, in demand. What would you say is in demand? Jonah: Yep. You hit two of my top ones right there, is kinda that chemistry background and then that mechanical engineer side. You know, people with kinda [inaudible [00:56:46] HVAC kind of experience or refrigeration experience is very helpful to us from that side. Matthew: Okay. Jonah: But, you know, we're always just looking for just good, talented people that are hard workers, that are not afraid to get their hands dirty and work hard. And, you know, we do a lot of training in-house too. And so we don't necessarily have to have a degree, but those are two degrees that we do tend to hire a lot of. Matthew: Yeah. And one more personal development question. Is there a tool, web-based or otherwise, that you consider vital to your business or productivity individually?? Jonah: Yeah. You know, one is something that everybody already knows, but it's amazing the amount of texting that now happens in this industry. And just being able to use, like, voice text, I use that. I never thought I would use something like that to that level, but the amount of texts you get in a day can be 50, 100 texts. Matthew: Yeah. Jonah: And so that's something I use a lot of. But then, more on our side, specifically, we use a program called like, "Vtiger," which it's a little more than just a CRM, which is a, you know, customer relationship manager. And from our side, it's incredibly important to have to keep track of the data and your customers. I'm not just talking about sales leads, per se, but your existing customers. And we even have a whole customer portal built in for when our customers get equipment. You know, they have their own login, their own [inaudible [00:58:25]. So we can communicate with them through that... Matthew: Well, that's cool. Jonah: ...and track everything through the whole entire process. Matthew: Yeah. Jonah: And so that's been a very valuable tool for us, Vtiger, because it kinda ties in the potential new sales opportunities, it ties in our existing customers, and it also kinda syncs and manages all the calendars and stuff too, with visits and things like that. So that's been a pretty good tool that we use a lot. Matthew: And how do you spell that? Jonah: V as in Victor, and then just tiger. Matthew: Okay. Cool. I've never heard of that one. Well, Jonah, this has been very educational. Thanks so much for coming on the show and teaching us about everything you're doing. This sounds like just an incredible business opportunity, not just for you, but for also your clients. And so I wish you all the best, and I hope you come back on and tell us how the industry is evolving. Jonah: Oh, I'd be happy to do that. I really appreciate you taking the time. And I sure enjoyed getting a chance to speak with you.

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The Documentary Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 24:03


Two years after the first cases of a mysterious new virus were reported from China, host Nuala McGovern brings together experts in Switzerland, India and Israel who have been tracking the spread and impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and providing advice to governments and health officials. What have they learnt about the effects of the pandemic? What happens next and what are the lessons for the future? Nuala talks to Dr Emma Hodcroft, a molecular epidemiologist at the University of Bern in Switzerland, Dr Swapneil Parikh in Mumbai, India, and Professor Manfred Green, an epidemiologist based at the University of Haifa in Israel.

Fried w/ Jon Reep
FOX Sports' Will Kunkel, Reno Collier's "Legit or Bulls*&@?", Redneck Reviews & Residual Checks!

Fried w/ Jon Reep

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 87:12


In this episode Jon & Stamos get together and talk about their Christmas gifts, Jon reveals he did not actually die (like many of his fans feared), open gifts from super fan Samantha, and then Jon talks to the sports director of FOX 46 Will Kunkel about the downfall of the Carolina Panthers. Then in BEST TRENDS NFL hall of fame coach John Madden passed away and the UCLA Bruins pulled out of the Holiday Bowl just hours before their matchup with North Carolina State was set to take place. After that comedian Reno Collier zooms in to play another round of "Is It Legit or Bullshit"? Jon has to figure out which sports story on this day was true or false. Next up Intern Isiah reviews the 2nd episode of ‘And Just Like' that on HBO. And finally it's time to give money away as the boys play, "How Much Is That Screen Actors Guild Residual Check?” It's another foreign royalty check from Germany and Switzerland.  How much was it? This episode is Charitable Sporty Covid-Free. Join actor/comedian Jon Reep and his crew for COUNTRY-ish, live on YouTube and Facebook Tuesday nights at 8:00pm EST. Jon talks about the latest BEST TRENDS, gets a REDNECK REVIEW of the new "Sex in the City" TV show from Intern Isaiah, plays a round of IS IT LEGIT... OR IS IT BULLS#&@? with RENO COLLIER and talks Panther football with Fox Sports director WILL KUNKEL! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Side Hustle School
#1823 - New App Designer Jumps Into No-Code Development

Side Hustle School

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 9:39


A nomadic designer launches an app development career in Switzerland, creating more than ten apps in a single year.   Show notes: SideHustleSchool.com Email: team@sidehustleschool.com Be on the show: SideHustleSchool.com/questions Connect on Twitter: @chrisguillebeau Connect on Instagram: @193countries Visit Chris's main site: ChrisGuillebeau.com If you're enjoying the show, please pass it along! It's free and has been published every single day since January 1, 2017. We're also very grateful for your five-star ratings—it shows that people are listening and looking forward to new episodes.

The John Batchelor Show
8/8: Nick Lloyd, THE WESTERN FRONT

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 6:15


Photo:  8/8: Nick Lloyd, THE WESTERN FRONT Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare. In this epic narrative history, the first volume in a groundbreaking trilogy on the Great War, the acclaimed military historian Nick Lloyd captures the horrific fighting on the Western Front beginning with the surprise German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 and taking us to the Armistice of November 1918. Drawing on French, British, German, and American sources, Lloyd weaves a kaleidoscopic chronicle of the Marne, Passchendaele, the Meuse-Argonne, and other critical battles, which reverberated across Europe and the wider war. From the trenches, where men as young as 17 suffered and died, to the headquarters behind the lines where Generals Haig, Joffre, Hindenburg, and Pershing developed their plans for battle, Lloyd gives us a view of the war both intimate and strategic, putting us amid the mud and smoke while at the same time depicting the larger stakes of every encounter. He shows us a dejected Kaiser Wilhelm II―soon to be eclipsed in power by his own generals―lamenting the botched Schlieffen Plan; French soldiers piling atop one another in the trenches of Verdun; British infantryman wandering through the frozen wilderness in the days after the Battle of the Somme; and General Erich Ludendorff pursuing a ruthless policy of total war, leading an eleventh-hour attack on Reims even as his men succumbed to the Spanish Flu. 35 black-and-white illustrations, 8 maps

The John Batchelor Show
3/8: Nick Lloyd, THE WESTERN FRONT

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 13:35


Photo:  The Great War in Images and Pictures: [in 14th issue] / ed. Yves. Lazarevsky. - M .: Publishing D. Ya. Makovsky, 1914-1917 (Partnership of A. I. Mamontov's printing house); [Vol. one]. - November 1914. Pictures:  Peter, Albert,  Emperor _____, Nikolai 3/8:  Nick Lloyd, The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 – March 30, 2021. Hardcover. https://www.amazon.com/Western-Front-History-Great-1914-1918/dp/B09NS2DT8X A panoramic history of the savage combat on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 that came to define modern warfare. The Western Front evokes images of mud-spattered men in waterlogged trenches, shielded from artillery blasts and machine-gun fire by a few feet of dirt. This iconic setting was the most critical arena of the Great War, a 400-mile combat zone stretching from Belgium to Switzerland where more than three million Allied and German soldiers struggled during four years of almost continuous combat. It has persisted in our collective memory as a tragic waste of human life and a symbol of the horrors of industrialized warfare. In this epic narrative history, the first volume in a groundbreaking trilogy on the Great War, the acclaimed military historian Nick Lloyd captures the horrific fighting on the Western Front beginning with the surprise German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 and taking us to the Armistice of November 1918. Drawing on French, British, German, and American sources, Lloyd weaves a kaleidoscopic chronicle of the Marne, Passchendaele, the Meuse-Argonne, and other critical battles, which reverberated across Europe and the wider war. From the trenches, where men as young as 17 suffered and died, to the headquarters behind the lines where Generals Haig, Joffre, Hindenburg, and Pershing developed their plans for battle, Lloyd gives us a view of the war both intimate and strategic, putting us amid the mud and smoke while at the same time depicting the larger stakes of every encounter. He shows us a dejected Kaiser Wilhelm II―soon to be eclipsed in power by his own generals―lamenting the botched Schlieffen Plan; French soldiers piling atop one another in the trenches of Verdun; British infantryman wandering through the frozen wilderness in the days after the Battle of the Somme; and General Erich Ludendorff pursuing a ruthless policy of total war, leading an eleventh-hour attack on Reims even as his men succumbed to the Spanish Flu. 35 black-and-white illustrations, 8 maps