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For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture
Alysia Harris / Attention, Wonder, Permeability, & the Space Between Activity & Passivity

For the Life of the World / Yale Center for Faith & Culture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 42:57


Over-worked or over-entertained? Our humanity gives us the joint gifts of both activity and passivity. We act and we are acted upon. But how do we balance and mediate these states? How do we cultivate long practices and habits that help us to inhabit the space between activity and passivity, bringing them together in a beautiful agency?Poet and linguist Alysia Harris joins Matt Croasmun for a discussion of that space between active and passive in human life—bringing the concepts of wonder, awareness/attention, patient receptivity to the natural world and to God, bearing witness to the autonomy and action of the other, and how she cultivates and meditates on these things in her own life.Show NotesNorman Wirzba, This Sacred Life: Humanity's Place in a Wounded WorldActive life vs passive lifeIntermediate category between activity and passivity: attentive awarenessActive receptivity and bearing witnessHuman beings enacting and reactingWitness as perception and responseCarl Sagan, Robin Kimmerer, Timothy WilburnWonder as a mediating emotion between active and passive"I'm not the entire system."Granting autonomy to a natural systemMaking the right impact through granting the sovereignty of the otherAdam and Eve as gardeners—beauty vs productivityGenesis: "Avad and Shamar"—Till and Keep, Serve and ProtectRestrain, observe, attend, and magnify"Me and God"Capitalism, scarcity mentality, and "enough"Ping-ponging between over-worked and over-entertainment—deficient visions of activity and deficient visions of passivityMark 4: Parable of the Sower. Scattering SeedsDynamic reciprocity and intentional permeabilityThe patience an orchid demands"Ideas have no use unless they have something to do with our lives."Practices and rituals to inhabit the space between active and passiveWriting habits—"faithful stewardship with less brings faithful stewardship with more"Dance as an embodied balance with intellectual workIntercessory prayer and producing opportunitiesWorking out of hope instead of strivingRunning, walking, granting the natural world autonomyAbout Alysia HarrisFollow Alysia Harris @PoppyinthewheatAlysia Nicole Harris was born in Fremont, California but grew up in Alexandria, VA and considers herself on all accounts a member of the ranks of great Southern women. At age 10 she wrote her first poem, after hearing about sonnets in English class. That class began her life-long love of poetry and the literary arts.Alysia went to The University of Pennsylvania where she experienced her first success as a writer and a performer. In 2008 she featured on the HBO documentary: Brave New Voices where she wowed audiences with her piece "That Girl". In 2010 Alysia graduated UPENN Summa Cum Laude with honors and was also inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Alysia received her MFA in poetry from NYU in 2014 and her PhD in linguistics from Yale University in 2019. Her dissertation “The Non-Aspectual Meaning of African-American English ‘Aspect' Markers” breaks with traditional analyses and explores the discourse-oriented uses of the preverbal particles ‘be' and ‘done' in varieties of African-American English.Although she has experienced scholastic success, poetry has always come first in her heart. Cave Canem fellow, winner of the 2014 and 2015 Stephen Dunn Poetry Prizes, Pushcart Nominee, her poetry has appeared  in Best American Poets, Indiana Review, The Offing, Callaloo, Solstice Literary Magazine, Squaw Valley Review, Letters Journal, and Vinyl Magazine among others. Her first chapbook How Much We Must Have Looked Like Stars to Stars won the 2015 New Women's Voices Chapbook Contest and is available for purchase on site.Alysia was also a founding member of the internationally known performance poetry collective, The Strivers Row and has garnered over 5 million views on YouTUBE. She has toured nationally for the last 10 years and also performed at the United Nations and the US Embassies in Jordan and Ukraine, as well as in Australia, Canada, Germany, Slovakia, South Africa, the UAE, and the UK.Alysia now lives in Atlanta, GA where she works as a consultant for the Morehouse Center for Excellence in Education and as arts and soul editor at Scalawag Magazine, a nonprofit POC-led, women run media organization focused on Southern movement, community, and dissent. She is working on a book of poems and a collection of essays about the intersections of faith, violence, and the natural world. Production NotesThis podcast featured poet Alysia Harris and biblical scholar Matt CroasmunEdited and Produced by Evan RosaHosted by Evan RosaProduction Assistance by Martin Chan & Nathan JowersA Production of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture at Yale Divinity School https://faith.yale.edu/aboutSupport For the Life of the World podcast by giving to the Yale Center for Faith & Culture: https://faith.yale.edu/give

This is HCD - Human Centered Design Podcast
Introducing Global Voices Podcast

This is HCD - Human Centered Design Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 1:56


Welcome to the new podcast on This is HCD called Global Voices. For long time listeners of the show, you will be aware that This is HCD started as a podcast and after a year started to connect with as many change makers as possible who wanted to utilise the platform to connect, share and build local communities of HCD practitioners. It makes so happy to announce this podcast as the central place for all things This is HCD Community based where we will talk about upcoming events, connect with our local chapter leads in places like Cameroon with Yannick, Sydney with Inez Garcia, Berlin with Myrto Papagiannakou , Ireland with Sarah Heffernan, UK with Laura Folorni and Melbourne with Megan McDonald. The good news is we are close to launching chapters in Canberra in Australia, Brazil, UAE and also California possibly too. If you're interested in leading a chapter in your area, drop us a line to gerry@thisishcd.com and we will connect you to our wonderful and incredible Global Chapter Lead - Rebekah Murphy who is based in Sydney, Australia. To stay up to date on all the events, you're going to want to subscribe to our newsletter on this is hcd. This is the main way to get the invitation to events, not just in your area, but globally. This is super important for us to be able to think globally and connect with people across the globe. Stay up to date with all our community events https://www.thisishcd.com/community/stay-up-to-date-with-this-is-hcd Watch event videos of online community events https://www.thisishcd.com/community/meetup-community   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The afikra Podcast
Photographers Tanya Traboulsi & Tamara Abdul Hadi [Double Exposure]

The afikra Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 29:41


In this Double Exposure event, we talked to Tanya Traboulsi and Tamara Abdul Hadi about their work, motivations, stories behind their photos, and catalogues.Created & Hosted by Mikey Muhanna, afikra Edited by: Ramzi RammanTheme music by: Tarek Yamani https://www.instagram.com/tarek_yamani/About Double Exposure:Double Exposure focuses on photography and photographers in and of the Arab world. The series is a collaboration with Gulf Photo Plus (GPP), Dubai's center for photography and a community organization cultivating visual practices and cultural production locally in the UAE, and internationally, across the wider MENASA region. Each session, moderated by either Mohamed Somji, Director of GPP, or Mikey Muhanna, Executive Director of afikra, will host two photographers who will run a discussion together. The name “Double Exposure” comes from the structure of the series wherein the two photographers are paired to talk to each other about their work, to discuss and interrogate their motivations, stories behind their photos, and their catalogue. Following the interview, there is a moderated town-hall-style Q&A with questions coming from the live virtual audience ‎on Zoom.‎ Join the live audience: https://www.afikra.com/rsvp   FollowYoutube - Instagram (@afikra_) - Facebook - Twitter Support www.afikra.com/supportAbout afikra:‎afikra is a movement to convert passive interest in the Arab world to active intellectual curiosity. We aim to collectively reframe the dominant narrative of the region by exploring the histories and cultures of the region- past, present, and future - through conversations driven by curiosity. Read more about us on  afikra.com

The John Batchelor Show
1765: The fresh lethality of Iranian drones. Seth Frantzman @sfrantzman @MidEast_Center Founder @GulfIsrael. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres @mhoenlein1

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 12:00


Photo: The fresh lethality of Iranian drones. Seth Frantzman  @sfrantzman  @MidEast_Center Founder @GulfIsrael.  Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_Pres  @mhoenlein1    Seth J. Frantzman is Senior Middle East Correspondent and Middle East affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post. He has covered the war against Islamic State, three Gaza wars, the conflict in Ukraine, the refugee crises in Eastern Europe and also reported from Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, the UAE, Ukraine and Russia. Seth is author of Drone Wars Pioneers, Killing Machines, Artificial Intelligence, and the Battle for the Future, Simon and Schuster.  Frantzman  @sfrantzman  @MidEast_Center Founder @GulfIsrael · https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/the-world-is-waking-up-to-irans-drone-threat-681312 · https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/irans-full-court-diplomatic-press-covers-lebanon-oman-russia-and-turkey-681304 · https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-wants-to-goad-russia-into-caucasus-tensions-analysis-681314

Israel Radio Podcast with Yishai Fleisher
Lech Lecha and Aliyah Day

Israel Radio Podcast with Yishai Fleisher

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 39:31


On the Israel Podcast: Abraham was leaving home and heading to the Land of Israel, while we are coming home and back to the land in his footsteps. Join Rabbi Yishai for a chat about writing the original Aliyah Day law, bringing the first high level UAE visitor to Hebron, and putting in a beautiful new sink the Tomb of Ruth and Yishai in Hebron. And on the Torah portion: How God showed Abraham the Exodus at the Covenant Between the Parts!

The Land of Israel Network
Yishai Fleisher Show: Lech Lecha and Aliyah Day

The Land of Israel Network

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 39:31


On the Israel Podcast: Abraham was leaving home and heading to the Land of Israel, while we are coming home and back to the land in his footsteps. Join Rabbi Yishai for a chat about writing the original Aliyah Day law, bringing the first high level UAE visitor to Hebron, and putting in a beautiful new sink the Tomb of Ruth and Yishai in Hebron. And on the Torah portion: How God showed Abraham the Exodus at the Covenant Between the Parts!

Tommy's Brownload
151: Red Light... Green Light... Brown Light!

Tommy's Brownload

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 66:29


We've been all over the place: Sach has been in Dubai, Kej ran out of petrol last week but thankfully, now we are back in my kitchen! Only temporarily though as I'm off next week to cover the Cricket T20 in the UAE! All this travelling and jet setting is a bit of a shock to the system! But we're coping in the way we know how … to laugh about it! Plus we're talking shopping shelves, Squid Game and Sach has got technological break through news from the exciting world of bed sheets!

Simple English News Daily
Thursday 14th October 2021. World News. Today: US Biden don't listen to Abbott. Canada petrol water. Chile Piñera impeachment? Kenya

Simple English News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 7:08


World News in 7 minutes. Thursday 14th October 2021.Transcript at: send7.org/transcripts Today: US Biden don't listen to Abbott. Canada petrol water. Chile Piñera impeachment? Kenya athlete murder. DRC more gold. Iran out of time. UAE arrest. Norway attack. Kosovo Serb fight. And Captain Kirk treks to the stars.Send your opinion or experience by email to podcast@send7.org or send an audio message at send7.org for us to broadcast. With Stephen Devincenzi.SEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells news in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories in the world in slow, clear English. This easy English news podcast is perfect for English learners, people with English as a second language, and people who want to hear a fast news update from around the world. Learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. For more information visit send7.org/contact

Trend Lines
In Afghanistan and Beyond, Qatar Flexes Its Diplomatic Muscle

Trend Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 45:45


With its rich natural gas reserves and strategic location, the Gulf monarchy of Qatar has long played an important role in regional and global diplomacy that belies its small size. It has mediated or facilitated a number of sensitive negotiations, including the talks that led to the peace agreement the United States signed in February 2020 with the Taliban. Since then, and even after the Taliban overthrew the internationally backed government in Kabul this summer, officials in Doha have continued to exercise influence in Afghanistan. Qatar's diplomatic efforts have not always been smooth sailing, however. For more than three years, it had to weather a blockade that was imposed on the country by a group of countries led by neighboring Saudi Arabia and the UAE, fellow members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. That embargo was only lifted in January of this year. Today on Trend Lines, Annelle Sheline, a research fellow in the Middle East program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, joins WPR's Elliot Waldman to discuss the unique role that Qatar plays in the Middle East and in the broader Islamic world, as well as the complicated dynamics in the region that it must navigate as it does so. If you would like to request a full transcript of the episode, please send an email to podcast@worldpoliticsreview.com. Relevant Articles on WPR:  Long-Delayed Elections Will Be a Key Test for Qatar—and the Gulf   After the Qatar Boycott, Can the GCC Come Together?   As Qatar Readies for the 2022 World Cup, Migrant Workers Continue to Die   Saudi Arabia's Economic Ambitions Could Fuel Gulf Rivalries Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie. To send feedback or questions, email us at podcast@worldpoliticsreview.com.

The Orbital Mechanics Podcast
Episode 329: DOWNLINK--Kevin Rice

The Orbital Mechanics Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 111:18


Spaceflight news— Artemis funding (spacenews.com)— Starliner stuff — Valves (spacenews.com) — Reassigned crew (spacenews.com) (spacepolicyonline.com)Short & Sweet— Taiwan launch company to attempt orbital launch again (spacenews.com)— Planetary Protection might be revised (spacenews.com)— UAE announces plans for next interplanetary mission (cnet.com)Interview -- Kevin Rice, Director of Project Business Management JPL ret., Lockheed Martin ret.— Kevin can be found on LinkedIn (linkedin.com)— thebusiness.space— thebusiness.space/consultingThis week in SF history— 12 Oct, 1999: Final flight of Rotary Rocket' Roton ATV (en.wikipedia.org) (web.archive.org) (youtube.com) (HT Mike Stewart: web.archive.org) (hobbyspace.com) (sfgate.com)— Next week (10/19 - 10/25) in 2014: Duck and cover.

Charter Cities Podcast
Mass Migration with Parag Khanna

Charter Cities Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 46:09


Because of the pervasive media coverage of Trumpism, Brexit, and the like, it is easy to assume that the dominant sentiment around the world is that mass migration is a new and terrifying phenomenon that could upend the world as we know it. However, that couldn't be further from the truth, and we've brought Parag Khanna, founder of FutureMap, to explain why. Not only has most of the world remained pragmatic about the topic, but mass migration has been occurring for decades, and although there are some exceptions, in the majority of cases, societies have absorbed the newcomers and the newcomers have assimilated remarkably well. Parag is an Asian-American who has also lived in Europe, and his personal perspective combined with the in-depth research that he has conducted around migration, sustainability, community, governance, citizenship and more, reveals a lot about what drives us to do the things we do, and offers a glimpse of what our future could look like.   Key Points From This Episode:   •   Parag shares his thoughts on why the US should (hypothetically) buy Greenland. •   The premise of Parag's new book, Move. •   Two megatrends that are currently shaping the world. •   Four potential futures that Parag thinks we are heading for. •   Immigration policies in the UK, US, and Canada, and what these indicate about the future. •   Changes in migration dynamics since Parag's school days, and what is driving those changes. •   The sentiment amongst European politicians about migrants that Parag has picked up through his research. •   How societies have historically dealt with mass migration. •   High volumes of migration that take place in East and South-East Asia. •   Value that lies in having civilizational confidence. •   Parag explains how Germany is breaking open the definition of what German-ness is. •   A brief analysis of the migration situation in the UAE. •   Primary factors which motivate the migration of Western expats. •   The nuanced nature of citizenship. •   Sustainability, mobility, and connectivity from the perspective of the youth of today, and Parag's opinion on where these ideas emerged from. •   How definitions of community have changed, and how they are changing now. •   The important role that cities are going to play in coming migrations. •   Parag explains what the mobile real estate phenomenon is, and what is driving it. •   Why Parag does not think de-urbanization is a major trend, although it is being talked about as if it is. •   Plans that Parag has for the future.   Links Mentioned in Today's Episode:   https://www.paragkhanna.com/ (Parag Khanna) https://futuremap.io/ (Future Map) https://www.chartercitiesinstitute.org/ (Charter Cities Institute) https://www.facebook.com/Charter-Cities-Institute-424204888015721/ (Charter Cities Institute on Facebook) https://twitter.com/CCIdotCity (Charter Cities Institute on Twitter) Support this podcast

Work @ Home RockStar Podcast
WHR 3.36 : Ibrahim Dar

Work @ Home RockStar Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 40:52


SHOW NOTES Good Note: Ibrahim started his business and resigned from his head marketing job in high fashion the same month as the world wide lockdown. Started marketing personal development industry personalities. Releasing 25 books to have enough money to pay the salary of two full-time employees, then continued to scaled the business. Bad Note: Diverting the question from business to a childhood experience. Being chastised as a kid for everything he said wrong, one day he was picked to speak in front of his school about sustainability. A paper that was completely memorized. After only stating his name, he completely forgot what to say. After going back to class the teacher pulled him aside to congratulate him on saying his name for the first time in front of that many people. That totally re-framed the way to think about your mistakes. Getting Fans: Starting with the strategy of not going big. A deep discount for his clients that would go to the standard rate if they were to continue with his services. After 3 thousand discounts, 1 stuck around that eventually got him 20 more clients. Get 1 client and serve them well. Once you're on the track of getting referrals, then you can continue with marketing and branding. Tools: an emailing list for people to subscribe to. Once he realized that his social medias were a waste of time they were deleted so more time could be utilized elsewhere. THE STORY Ibrahim Dar is a UAE-based public speaker and the author of ‘Charm Like a Narcissist,' a book about cultivating personal magnetism and improving social status. Dubbed ‘the motivational Machiavelli‘ by The Milestone Mag, Ibrahim's approach to personal development is ruthlessly pragmatic and thoroughly practical. His style of deconstructing and tackling problems from a practical perspective has propelled his blog, Ibrahim in your Inbox, into the ‘Top 20 Most-Engaging Newsletters' list compiled by the Impact Tribune. His book, ‘Charm Like a Narcissist,' has been translated into 7 languages and distributed in over 45 countries. It has found its way into several international reading lists and is discussed, cited, and studied in classrooms and student book clubs in over 12 universities. As a professional speaker, Dar talks about attracting attention, building a narrative, and creating connections. His words have reached over 2 million people, with 18,000 returning to consume his content regularly. He has given over 80 talks on improving social skills, accumulating personal power, and grabbing attention, including one at Middlesex University Dubai, a university from which he graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Advertising, Media, and Public Relations.

Own The Future
Global Tax . . . Collusion? And dictionary hijacked by propagandists [E264]

Own The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 37:06


The Global taxes it's citizen out of existence, the dictionary becomes hijacked by propagandist, and the show is changing it's cadence by taking Plato's advice... Time Stamps   Global Tax for the 21st Century begins  00:00  Who pays " big bad multinational companies"  00:33  Stay tuned for announcement at the end...  01:00  OECD - 140 nations, 136 agree to global tax.  01:10  What does it mean?  02:01  Govs Fix Prices for "level playing field"   03:59   Who will REALLY pay these taxes? Ultimately YOU.  04:54  VAT in the Middle East Shocked an already struggling economy . . . that was PRE covid  06:21  Pres. Joe Biden's Statement  08:14  Gov vs Entrepreneurial /Business mindset  10:15  Are all taxes bad?  11:01  Yeah that makes sense  12:13  Merriam-Webster Dictionary's Definition of Anti-Vaxxer Includes Opposing Vaccine Mandates  12:33  Dictionary now propaganda tool.  14:52  Iceland BARS Moderna Vax  15:25  Biden's Misinformation going against Youtube Policy  16:42  YouTube Policy and CDC Statements  19:35  Mandates and Control feeble attempt to stabilize a fragile global economy--is it having an adverse affect?   21:16   Value for Value  22:06  Weaver and Loom  23:48  Plato's Republic  25:37  Go down . . .  27:41  Change of Cadence Announcement   28:42  WhatsApp me at +1-202-922-0220  32:45  Build your community  34:16Detailed Show Notes and Media/Article links: http://264.lucasskrobot.com/VALUE FOR VALUE- If you get value out of this show— support the show in the value that you've received. You can do that by visiting the website and giving Fiat currency thereORYou can stream bitcoin by listening Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx – Podstation To find one visit http://newpodcastapps.com and find a player with the “VALUE” tag. I personally listen on Breez. If you want to get MORE value out of the show, talk about it with a colleague or co worker, or friend. You will begin to build (hopefully) stronger relationship and culture through texting this to a friend and then talking about the concepts discussed here. Remember, as leaders our first job is to define reality and define culture and that is done brick by brick. Until next time… uncover your purpose, discern the Truth, and own the future.To take more steps to live a focus life to achieve your dreams and fulfill your destiny–get my book Anchored the Discipline to Stop Drifting.  https://amzn.to/2Vwb22nThank you for listening, and as always you can find me at:WhatsApp: +1-202-922-0220http://www.LucasSkrobot.comTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucasskrobotLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasskrobotInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucasskrobot  ★ Support this podcast ★

Gol Bezan
Preview: Iran vs. South Korea | پیش بازی ایران کره جنوبی

Gol Bezan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 55:26


Host Sina Sadrzadeh with panelists Arya Allahverdi & Sahar discuss and analyse the Iran vs. UAE match, which ended 1 - 0 to Team Melli, goal coming from Mehdi Taremi. As well as a preview of the 2022 World Cup Qualifier, Iran vs. South Korea on October 12th at Azadi Stadium (see times below). Also, we spoke with football writer for https://goal.com, Steve Han, who gave his thoughts on the match and what we can expect from the South Korea national team. Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 03:42 - Analysis: Iran vs. UAE 05:36 - Alireza Jahanbakhsh 08:50 - Midfielders 14:10 - Defenders 16:11 - Shoja Khalilzadeh VAR Red Card situation 18:38 - Goal by Mehdi Taremi assisted by Sardar Azmoun 22:45 - Are we relying too much on Azmoun & Taremi 26:32 - Steve Han | goal.com 35:29 - Preview: Iran vs. South Korea 43:36 - Fan Questions 54:33 - Outro Match Info: Ranking: Iran (22), South Korea (36) Time: 5:00 PM (Tehran), 2:30 PM (London), 3:30 PM (Berlin), 9:30 AM (New York), 6:30 AM (Los Angeles) Follow us on social media @GolBezan, leave a like/review & subscribe on the platform you listen on - YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Amazon, Castbox. Host: Sina Sadrzadeh Panel: Arya Allahverdi & Sahar Guest: Steve Han Editor: Samson Tamijani Graphic: Mahdi Javanbakhsh Intro Music: CASPIAN by ASADI instagram.com/dannyasadi smarturl.it/CASPIAN Outro Music: K!DMO instagram.com/kidmo.foreal Sina - twitter.com/IranFooty Arya - twitter.com/Arya_Allahverdi Sahar - twitter.com/SaharFate_ Steve - twitter.com/realstevescores Samson - twitter.com/713Samson Mahdi - twitter.com/mativsh twitter.com/GolBezan twitter.com/GolBezanFarsi instagram.com/GolBezan facebook.com/GolBezanPodcast

Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes
Europe's role in a post-American Middle East

Mark Leonard's World in 30 Minutes

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 38:18


As the US looks to disentangle itself from various conflicts globally, it leaves behind power vacuums. In the MENA region, various regional – and global - powers are vying to fill the void. In this week's episode, host Mark Leonard is joined by three guests directly from ECFR's MENA Forum in Rome: Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, professor of political science in the UAE; Alia Moubayed, MENA chief economist for Jefferies; and Julien Barnes-Dacey, head of ECFR's MENA programme. Together, they analyse the changing geopolitical and regional dynamics in the MENA region: Who is filling the vacuum which the US is increasingly leaving behind? How are regional actors reacting to US disengagement? And what does this mean for Europe's future role in the region? This podcast was recorded on 5 October 2021. Further reading: - Iraq's parliamentary election will produce more of the same by Nussaibah Younis: https://buff.ly/3A5xORd - Europe's post-Afghanistan to-do list by Arancha Gonzalez Laya: https://buff.ly/3AHJyuC - Autonomous in Afghanistan: How the Europeans could have stayed after US withdrawal by Mary Kaldor: https://buff.ly/3CaB0wi Bookshelf: Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint Louverture by Sudhir Hazaareesingh After the Sheikhs: The Coming Collapse of the Gulf Monarchies by Christopher Davidson Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney

New Scientist Weekly
#88: Should climate activism go to extreme levels?; malaria vaccine; new drugs to treat covid; mission to the asteroid belt

New Scientist Weekly

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 27:21


The team opens with the welcome news that after 37 years of development, the world's first malaria vaccine has been approved. They then hear from Swedish author Andreas Malm, who argues that the climate movement needs to get more militant. He says the likes of Extinction Rebellion have 'peace-washed' historical accounts of protest movements, and, controversially, puts the case for escalating from mass civil disobedience to engage in property destruction. The fight against covid is picking up pace - the team unpacks a flurry of announcements about promising new treatments. They discuss the new UAE space mission launching in 2028 which plans to swing by Venus before heading to the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They also share a roundup of the physics and chemistry Nobel prize winners, and find out how touch receptors in the skin are involved in social bonding and sexual desire. On the pod are Rowan Hooper, Penny Sarchet and Alice Klein. To read about these stories and much more, subscribe at newscientist.com/podcasts.

Outrage and Optimism
119. Dealing with Climate Grief with Luisa Neubauer

Outrage and Optimism

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 47:11


With only 99 months left until 2030, and COP26 in less than 1, time is ticking on 1.5. And young people know it. So today, a timely and relevant conversation with Climate Activist, and return guest to Outrage + Optimism, Luisa Neubauer. This time, focusing on climate change and its impact on the mental health and outlook on the future of young people everywhere. The backdrop to the conversation with Luisa are two recently published studies (One from The Lancet, another from Science.org) examining the psychological effect of climate induced anxiety and perceived government inaction on our youth, and their current and future lived experience of the impact of climate change. We also consider causes for optimism at the other end of the spectrum as The Eartshot Prize has announced its finalists and is featuring a high profile TV series focusing on the regenerative and transformative projects from small community efforts to public policy driven national initiatives. A just future is possible. What will we choose?   Hit play, join us for the conversation, and stick around for musical guest this week is the one and only Gizmo Varillas!   —   Christiana + Tom's book ‘The Future We Choose' is available now! Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter: Signals Amidst The Noise   —   Mentioned links from the episode:   Earthshot The TV Series featuring Christiana Figueres is now available to view on Discovery+ and BBC iPlayer! TEDCountdown Summit is next week! Climate Grief and Anxiety Studies: Young People's Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon Intergenerational Inequities in Exposure to Climate Extremes   Check out the incredible activists Christiana and Paul met in Dubai:   HE Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany permanent representative of the UAE to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn   The UAE Mission to IRENA Twitter | Instagram    Nisreen Elsaim Chair, UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram   Heeta Lakhani Global Focal Point, YOUNGO and Director, UmeUs United Pvt. Ltd. Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram   Children and Youth constituency to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (YOUNGO) Twitter | Linktr.ee | Website | Instagram   Climate Change Conference of Youth (COY16) Twitter | Website | Instagram   A recommendation from Clay: Go listen to ‘The Flock' - An epic audio drama about rising up against environmental destruction - From the view of birds!   —   Thank you to our guest this week, Luisa Neubauer!   Luisa Neubauer Twitter | Instagram   Check out her podcast: 1.5 Degrees And of course, her incredible TED Talk Learn more about Fridays For Future   —   Amazing music this week was from Gizmo Varillas!   Gizmo Varillas Music | Website | Vinyl   —   Keep up with Christiana Figueres here: Instagram | Twitter   Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn   Paul Dickinson: LinkedIn | Twitter   —   Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn   Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!

Gol Bezan
Preview: Iran vs. UAE

Gol Bezan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 49:56


Host Sina Sadrzadeh with panelists Arya Allahverdi & Sahand Salari discuss and preview the latest Team Melli squad selected by Dragan Skočić ahead of their 2022 World Cup Qualifier against United Arab Emirates on October 7th at Zabeel Stadium (see times below). Also, we spoke with sports writer for https://www.thenationalnews.com/sport, John McAuley, who gave his thoughts on the match and what we can expect from the UAE national team. Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 04:28 - Goalkeepers 05:15 - Defenders 16:28 - Midfielders/Wingers 18:36 - Allahyar Sayyadmanesh not called up 25:05 - Forwards 29:06 - Potential Line Up 35:32 - John McAuley | The National Newspaper in UAE 40:25 - Keys to Success 45:08 - Predictions 45:30 - Fan Questions 48:35 - Outro Match Info: Ranking: Iran (22), Syria (69) Time: 8:15 PM (Tehran), 5:45 PM (London), 12:45 PM (New York), 9:45 AM (Los Angeles) Follow us on social media @GolBezan, leave a like/review & subscribe on the platform you listen on - YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Amazon, Castbox. Host: Sina Sadrzadeh Panel: Arya Allahverdi & Sahand Salari Guest: John McAuley Editor: Samson Tamijani Graphic: Mahdi Javanbakhsh Intro Music: CASPIAN by ASADI instagram.com/dannyasadi smarturl.it/CASPIAN Outro Music: K!DMO instagram.com/kidmo.foreal Sina - twitter.com/IranFooty Arya - twitter.com/Arya_Allahverdi Sahand - twitter.com/salari_sahand John - twitter.com/_JMcAuley Samson - twitter.com/713Samson Mahdi - twitter.com/mativsh twitter.com/GolBezan twitter.com/GolBezanFarsi instagram.com/GolBezan facebook.com/GolBezanPodcast

Shaping Opinion
What’s Next in Afghanistan

Shaping Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 45:05


Journalist Hollie McKay joins Tim from Afghanistan where she lives and from where she files her reports as the Taliban strengthens its control over the country in the wake of the U.S. pullout. Hollie is a war crimes investigator, an author and a reporter who gives a view on what life is like for the people of Afghanistan now that the Taliban is in control. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/shapingopinion/Afghanistan_auphonic.mp3 Photo Source: Hollie McKay America just marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and four hijacked aircraft. The attacks were waged by Islamic terrorists with the backing of Osama Bin Laden and the terrorist group Al Qaeda.  At the time, Al Qaeda and the Taliban operated terrorist training camps in Afghanistan, where the 9/11 hijackers trained. On October 7, 2001, the United States and Great Britain responded to the 9/11 attacks by targeting terrorist training camps in Afghanistan with bombs and cruise missiles. That led to a war against the terrorists in that country and a 20-year war-time occupation. By August of this year, that conflict started to come to its end as the United States pulled out of the country. Over the 20 years of the Afghan war, more than 3,500 allied troops died in combat. That includes 2,448 American service members. More than 20,000 Americans suffered combat-related wounds. Many more came home with scars you can't see. According to Brown University, roughly 69,000 Afghan security forces were killed during that period, as well as 51,000 Afghan civilians and 51,000 terrorists and militants. The United States had spent $2 trillion on the conflict.  In the end, the U.S. left billions of dollars in military equipment and arms, including armored vehicles, drones and military helicopters. In 10 days in August, from August 6th through the 15th, the Taliban took control of Kandahar, Mazar-e-Sharif and then the capital city, Kabul. The incumbent Afghan government quickly fell apart with the country's president fleeing to the UAE. The U.S. evacuated its embassy, and thousands of American citizens went to the Kabul airport to flee the country. During the evacuation, two suicide bombers attacked the Kabul airport, killing more than 103 people, including 12 American Marines and one U.S. Navy medic. By the time the Taliban took control, there were still an undetermined number of Americans and Afghan allies still in the country. Hollie McKay is a war crimes investigator and has worked on the frontlines of several war zones that have included Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, and many other places, including Afghanistan. Links Afghans Dying at Border as Tensions Intensify Between Taliban, Pakistan, New York Post Driving Across What Was Once Afghanistan's Terror-Filled Highway, Knewz The Transformation of Kabul, One Month After the Taliban Takeover, New York Post Taliban Official: Strict Punishment, Executions Will Return, Associated Press Hollie McKay (website) About this Episode's Guest Hollie McKay Hollie McKay Hollie S. McKay is a foreign policy expert and war crimes investigator. She was an investigative and international affairs/war journalist for Fox News Digital for over fourteen years where she focused on warfare, terrorism, and crimes against humanity. Hollie has worked on the frontlines of several major war zones and covered humanitarian and diplomatic crises in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Burma, Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other areas. Her globally-spanned coverage, in the form of thousands of print articles and essays, has included exclusive and detailed interviews with numerous captured terrorists, as well as high-ranking government, military, and intelligence officials and leaders from all sides. She has spent considerable time embedded with US and foreign troops,

Own The Future
Eco-Terrorism gets green light and Left vs Right blame game [E262]

Own The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 41:52


The Left blames the tyrannical patriarchy, "colonialism", Capitalism  while  the Right blames the "new world order" & draconian big government . . . but BOTH are wrong . . . there is something MUCH MORE FRIGHTENING and much more sinister to blame Time Stamps  Intro  00:00  I survived Hurricane Shaheen   00:45   What is far more sinister to blame for all your problems?  01:41  The real Psyop is blaming everything else for our problems instead of ourselves.  05:11  Men and women who manned death camps were people like you and I.  05:45  It is easier to blame others or systems than ourselves.  06:53  Dr. James Orr - Jordan Peterson Podcast  07:50  Who do you love to blame?  08:19  Colonialism?  09:25  Dr. Jordan Peterson - The enemy is within  11:17  Afghanistan Update  14:47  China vs. Taiwan  17:46  Croatia goes back to normal--declares pandemic over.  19:26  Yeah that makes sense!  21:56  Greta Thunberg - Blah Blah Blah  22:18  Progressivism always needs to be more progressive.  23:56  How do people make decisions?  25:49  New Yorker: How to blow up a pipeline?  28:52  Eco-terrorism  32:31  BLM used violence to push agenda . . . eco warriors should too!  34:23  Value for Value  35:41  Weaver and Loom  36:31  Dr Jordan Peterson - Have to move toward an Ideal  38:55  Pursue the highest ideal in community.  41:02 Detailed Show Notes and Media/Article links: http://262.lucasskrobot.com/VALUE FOR VALUE- If you get value out of this show— support the show in the value that you've received. You can do that by visiting the website and giving Fiat currency thereORYou can stream bitcoin by listening Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx – Podstation To find one visit http://newpodcastapps.com and find a player with the “VALUE” tag. I personally listen on Breez. If you want to get MORE value out of the show, talk about it with a colleague or co worker, or friend. You will begin to build (hopefully) stronger relationship and culture through texting this to a friend and then talking about the concepts discussed here. Remember, as leaders our first job is to define reality and define culture and that is done brick by brick. Until next time… uncover your purpose, discern the Truth, and own the future.To take more steps to live a focus life to achieve your dreams and fulfill your destiny–get my book Anchored the Discipline to Stop Drifting.  https://amzn.to/2Vwb22nThank you for listening, and as always you can find me at:WhatsApp: +1-202-922-0220http://www.LucasSkrobot.comTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucasskrobotLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasskrobotInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucasskrobot★ Support this podcast ★

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter
The Chrislam Headquarters | Open Line 443

Endtime Ministries | End of the Age | Irvin Baxter

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 58:30


The UAE is building a new synagogue as part of an interfaith compound that will also house a church and a mosque. They're proclaiming that it doesn't matter who you worship as long as you believe in the power of faith and humanity. It sounds a lot like the prophesied One-World Religion in the Bible. We'll talk about this and more as we dedicate today's entire show to answering your questions pertaining to Bible prophecy. Do you have a question or comment? Join us by calling 1.877.363.8463. We are going to discuss the two things you're not supposed to talk about: Politics and Religion!

Technado from ITProTV
Technado, Ep. 223: Author Richard Spires

Technado from ITProTV

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 64:05


What happens when you have experience as CIO of the IRS and the DHS? You write a book helping others to accomplish their IT career goals like this week's guest, Richard Spires. He shared some insights from his career and discussed his tips for advancing your IT career. Then, in the news, the team discussed Ubunti Linux adding a decade of support, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 8, EU moving forward with a USB-C mandate on phones, and Let's Encrypt's root certificate expiring. In 'Listener Mail,' they dug deeper into the UAE hacker-for-hire story and made recommendations for alternatives to ExpressVPN. Finally, in 'D'oh,' they covered Microsoft's Autodiscover debacle.

Technado from ITProTV (Audio)
Technado, Ep. 223: Author Richard Spires

Technado from ITProTV (Audio)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 64:05


What happens when you have experience as CIO of the IRS and the DHS? You write a book helping others to accomplish their IT career goals like this week's guest, Richard Spires. He shared some insights from his career and discussed his tips for advancing your IT career. Then, in the news, the team discussed Ubunti Linux adding a decade of support, the new Microsoft Surface Pro 8, EU moving forward with a USB-C mandate on phones, and Let's Encrypt's root certificate expiring. In 'Listener Mail,' they dug deeper into the UAE hacker-for-hire story and made recommendations for alternatives to ExpressVPN. Finally, in 'D'oh,' they covered Microsoft's Autodiscover debacle.

Own The Future
Greatest Psyop of all time & YouTube ends pandemic of misinformation [E261]

Own The Future

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 51:05


We uncover the GREATEST PSYOP of all time, Youtube become the free censorship platform  . . . and speaking of FREE--Will Smith gives all the free marriage advice you never wanted!Time Stamps   Intro  00:00  PSYOP   00:45  24hr fear mongering   05:51  How to withstand new world order . . . Community.   10:00  Youtube saves you from the real pandemic   11:54  Youtube's Updated Policy of Truth   14:39  Free Speech foundation of thinking.   22:07  Youtube bows to Russia.    23:14   Gatekeepers closing the gates of communication yet again.   25:58  Yeah That Makes Sense   28:48  Will Smith on GQ and Open Marriage   29:05  The agenda and media shaping the coming generation   31:47  Jada Smith proudly discussing her "entanglement"   33:49  August and Jada Age gap   37:57  August asking Will to date his wife.   38:33  Willow Smith Reveals She's Polyamorous on Red Table Talk   39:43  Value for Value   43:50  Weaver and Loom   45:23  Joseph Goebbel - Nazi Minister of Propaganda   46:01  Post Modern Gaslighting   47:13  Build your community by sharing these ideas.   50:09 Detailed Show Notes and Media/Article links: http://261.lucasskrobot.com/VALUE FOR VALUE- If you get value out of this show— support the show in the value that you've received. You can do that by visiting the website and giving Fiat currency thereORYou can stream bitcoin by listening Podcasting 2.0 Certified apps: Podfriend - Breez - Sphinx – Podstation To find one visit http://newpodcastapps.com and find a player with the “VALUE” tag. I personally listen on Breez. If you want to get MORE value out of the show, talk about it with a colleague or co worker, or friend. You will begin to build (hopefully) stronger relationship and culture through texting this to a friend and then talking about the concepts discussed here. Remember, as leaders our first job is to define reality and define culture and that is done brick by brick. Until next time… uncover your purpose, discern the Truth, and own the future.To take more steps to live a focus life to achieve your dreams and fulfill your destiny–get my book Anchored the Discipline to Stop Drifting.  https://amzn.to/2Vwb22nThank you for listening, and as always you can find me at:WhatsApp: +1-202-922-0220http://www.LucasSkrobot.comTiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@lucasskrobotLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucasskrobotInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucasskrobot★ Support this podcast ★

In The Doll World
Ria Mendoza Hoyt, Doll Artist and Owner of OrangeJar.com on In The Doll World doll podcast

In The Doll World

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 52:04


 In The Doll World doll podcast is joined by  Ria Mendoza Hoyt, award winning doll artist and owner of OrangeJar.com for a wonderful interview at www.inthedollworld.com/creatorsRia shares with us that her doll journey came a little later in life. In 2010, she began using polymer clay while taking a class a one-day class. In that class, she learned the traditional methods for making clay pots in Sharjah, UAE. She fell in love with clay and continued making a variety of items and figures using clay.It wasn't until 2015, when Ria attended her first doll making class. A year later, she earned first place in a couple of local state fairs. In 2019, she joined the Professional Doll Makers Art Guild (PDMAG). The next year, she won three PDMAG Gold Awards.In her interview Ria speaks about her desire to make Filipino dolls. "Being Filipino, I started with the goal of creating dolls wearing traditional Filipiniana clothes." She also spoke about the difficulty with finding clay in skin tones that reflect the beautiful people in her native land.Ria's  doll journey continues to evolve. Currently, she is focusing on fantastical creatures: "I love creating from mythology, folk lore, fantasy. Then, I add my own little dark twist!""Doll making is still an ongoing learning process [for me]". She says she continues working to balance her doll making and her life. "There are years when I only made one or two dolls. I am buckling down and making it my goal, to always create, improve, learn, and repeat, and continue pushing this journey forward."Ria will also be hosting a free class on Budget Friendly Photo Studio  at the upcoming Professional Dollmakers Art Guild (PDMAG),  Online Convention being held Oct 15th-24th, visit www.pdmagconvention.com To learn more about Ria and her art, please visit: Website: https://www.orangejar.com        ​​Follow and like In The Doll World on social media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inthedollworldInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/inthedollworld/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/inthedollworldLinktree: https://www.linktr.ee/inthedollworld  

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience
Three Tax-Free Second Residences with Incorporation

The Nomad Capitalist Audio Experience

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 11:02


There are many ways to obtain a second residence permit to live in another country and potentially call that country your tax home to reduce your taxes legally. But if you're an entrepreneur, the good news for you, by simply forming a company in another country, you can start yourself on a path to a second residence. In this video, Andrew shares three tax-free countries where you can get second residences with the incorporation. 00:00 Start 3:11 UAE 5:55 Cayman Islands 8:33 Vanuatu https://nomadcapitalist.com/second-re... Andrew Henderson and the Nomad Capitalist team are the world's most sought-after experts on legal offshore tax strategies, investment immigration, and global citizenship. We work exclusively with seven- and eight-figure entrepreneurs and investors who want to "go where they're treated best". Work with Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/apply/ Andrew has started offshore companies, opened dozens of offshore bank accounts, obtained multiple second passports, and purchased real estate on four continents. He has spent the last 12 years studying and personally implementing the Nomad Capitalist lifestyle. Our growing team of researchers, strategies, and implementers add to our ever-growing knowledge base of the best options available. In addition, we've spent years studying the behavior of hundreds of clients in order to help people get the results they want faster and with less effort. About Andrew: https://nomadcapitalist.com/about/ Our Website: http://www.nomadcapitalist.com Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=nomadcapitalist Buy Andrew's Book: https://amzn.to/2QKQqR0 DISCLAIMER: The information in this video should not be considered tax, financial, investment, or any kind of professional advice. Only a professional diagnosis of your specific situation can determine which strategies are appropriate for your needs. Nomad Capitalist can and does not provide advice unless/until engaged by you.

Gol Bezan
Interview: Saman Ghoddos | مصاحبه با سامان قدوس

Gol Bezan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 32:35


Exclusive Interview with Saman Ghoddos, Iran National Team & Brentford FC, Attacking Midfielder. We speak about his first season with Brentford in the Championship, promoting to the Premier League, Team Melli, World Cup Qualifiers, Fan Questions and more! Chapters: 00:00 - Intro 02:30 - New dream since reaching the Premier League 03:19 - What he has to do to start more for Brentford 04:57 - On last season in the Championship 08:41 - Stadium most looking forward to play in 09:19 - Östersunds struggling 09:47 - Premier League's intensity 11:58 - On his new position at Brentford 16:16 - On Dragan Skočić 17:57 - Why Carlos Queiroz didn't start him more? 19:23 - WCQ Victories in June & August 20:19 - Who are the leaders for Iran? 21:12 - Wins against Syria & Iraq 22:15 - Next matches against UAE & South Korea 22:47 - Closest friends in Team Melli & Amir Abedzadeh 24:46 - His goals with the National Team 25:37 - Fan Questions 31:31 - Outro Follow us on social media @GolBezan, leave a like/review & subscribe on the platform you listen on - YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Amazon, Castbox. Hosts: Arya Allahverdi & Pezhman Pars Guest: Saman Ghoddos Editor: Samson Tamijani Graphic: Mahdi Javanbakhsh Intro Music: CASPIAN by ASADI instagram.com/dannyasadi smarturl.it/CASPIAN Outro Music: K!DMO instagram.com/kidmo.foreal Highlight Music: Disco Shrine instagram.com/discoshrine Saman - instagram.com/saman.ghoddos Arya - twitter.com/Arya_Allahverdi Pezhman - twitter.com/Iranskfotboll Samson - twitter.com/713Samson Mahdi - twitter.com/mativsh twitter.com/GolBezan twitter.com/GolBezanFarsi instagram.com/GolBezan facebook.com/GolBezanPodcast

Places I Remember with Lea Lane
Dubai And Abu Dhabi: Living It Up(scale) In The UAE

Places I Remember with Lea Lane

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 22:52


Canadian expat Geraint Isitt has lived in the Middle East for 14 years, most of them in Dubai, the modern metropolis in the United Arab Emirates.We talk of the history of Dubai, and Lea remembers when she first visited in the 1980s, when it was a small desert town.Safety, expenses, heat, geography, outdoor activities, and lodgings from the opulent seven-star Burj Al Arab, to more inexpensive lodgings -- we discuss them all.Geraint talks of Dubai's giant malls with skiing and penguins; beaches, the Burg Khalifa, tallest building in the world; the souks of the old quarter;  the desert, Palm Island, and what's new, including a restaurant hanging in the sky.And he takes us on a day-trip to Abu Dhabi, focusing on the Grand Mosque, before telling us his favorite memory. _____Geraint Isett is a writer and photographer who has lived in Dubai and currently lives in Abu Dhabi._____Podcast host Lea Lane blogs at forbes.com, has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine books, including Places I Remember, and contributed to guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter; Travelea on Insta; on  Facebook, it's Places I Remember by Lea Lane. Website: placesirememberlealane.com.  Please follow, rate and review this weekly travel podcast!

Monocle 24: The Briefing
Monday 27 September

Monocle 24: The Briefing

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 30:00


What does the outcome of Germany's elections mean for the rest of the world? Plus, George Parker of the ‘FT' joins us live from the UK Labour Party conference in Brighton, we assess a major study on coronavirus and explore the UAE's plan to send people to Mars.

SAH Time Show  صح تايم شو
الإعلامية ذكرى بكاري المدربة المعتمدة في التنمية الذاتية وكتاب المرحلة الملكية

SAH Time Show صح تايم شو

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 30:48


الإعلامية ذكرى بكاري المدربة المعتمدة في التنمية الذاتية‏إعلامية تونسية ، معدة برامج بتلفزيون أبوظبي مراسلة  لعدد من الصحف والمجلات الأجنبية, مدربة معتمدة في التنمية البشرية  وسفيرة للسلام 2017 .تتحدث عن كتاب المرحلة الملكية للكاتب د .خالد بن صالح المنيفمع تصرُّم السنين وتوالى الأعوام سيصل بعض البشر لمرحلة من النضج تدعى (المرحلة الملكية) وكلمة (الملكية) ترمز إلى أمرين جميلين أولها: فخامة وروعة المرحلة، والأمر الثاني: يعني أن حياتك ستكون ملكاً لك وستهنأ فيها بممتلكات واسعة من الفرح وراحة البال!هي (مرحلة) يمتلك فيها الإنسانُ حياته، (مرحلة) تتسع فيها المدارك وتبعد فيها النظرة ويتسع فيها الصدر، (مرحلة) تتشكّل بعد جملة من الخبرات وسلسلة من التجارب وكمٍ من المواقف يتعامل صاحبها معها بعقل واعٍ وفكر يقظ فيتعلم منها أشياء جميلة وإن أتت متأخرة! ولكن أن تصل متأخراً خير لك من أن لا تصل!* في (المرحلة الملكية), لن تتورط في (جدالات) تافهة ولن تستدرج لمعارك صغيرة، ولن تبذل جهداً على ما لا يستحق من مواضيع، ولو وجدت نفسك قابعاً في مستنقع جدل سقيم ستلتزم الصمت ولن تصرف دقيقة في إقناع من لا يريد أن يفهم! أو في محاولات تعديل مساره! ولسان حالك يقول: لن أضيع وقتي عليك، ذاك اختيارك وأنت المسؤول!* في (المرحلة الملكية) لن تعطي توافه الأمور أكثر من قدرها؛ لن يزعجك صوت طفل ولن يقض مضجعك سكب العصير على السجاد، ولن يكدر مزاجك زحام الشوارع، ولن تحرق أعصابك كلمة نابية من سقيم، ستعرف حينها أن كل الأمور توافه ولا شيء يستحق الاهتمام سوى طاعة الله!* في (المرحلة الملكية) لن تؤجر عقلك لأحد ولن تجعل من حولك يفكر عنك، أحكامك على الآخرين أنت من يقررها وفي تلك المرحلة ستصدر أحكاماً منصفة عادلة لا عجلة ولا اندفاع!* في (المرحلة الملكية) عندما تُبتلى بكاذب؛ فلن تتحرك فيك شعرة ولن تنبس ببنت شفة ولن تحشد الأدلة والقرائن لإثبات كذبه، بل ستقول: كذبه عليه ووقتي أثمن من معالجة أمر لا يقدم ولا يؤخر!* في (المرحلة الملكية) ستدرك أن الهداية بيد رب العالمين وأنك لا تهدي من أحببت؛ فالبعض قدره أن يكون جاهلاً والبعض قدره أن يكون عالة على الآخرين، والبعض قدره أن يغرق في مستنقع الغواية ولو صببت المواعظ عليه صباً، ستدرك حينها أن الجهد عليك والتوفيق بيد رب العالمين!* في المرحلة (الملكية) لن تهدر ما تبقى من عمرك في البحث عن «الأحسن» والأروع والأجمل لأنك أدركت أنك عندها ستتجمد عند موقف الانتظار (اللا نهائي)! بل ستقبل في المرحلة (الملكية) بـ «الحسن» و»المقبول» و»الجميل» لكي تجد نفسك بعد حين في موضع أفضل قليلاً أو كثيراً، مما كان عليه.* في (المرحلة الملكية) ستدرك أنك المسؤول تماماً عن صحتك وعن كل شؤون حياتك، وستعرف حينها أنه لن يحمل أحد عنك هماً ولن يقاسمك شخص سهراً ولن يتبرع أحد بأخذ المرض عنك! لذا لن تكون حلقة أضعف بين شريك الحياة والولد، في (المرحلة الملكية) لن تعمل بنظام الشمعة المحترقة ولن تجعل نفسك شخصاً من الدرجة الثانية، بل ستعتني بنفسك وتدللها وتقدمها دون أنانية أو هضم حقوق من حولك.* في (المرحلة الملكية) ستدرك كم هي كريمة الحياة، فقط تحتاج أن تكون طاهر القلب مبادراً متحركاً متوكلاً على الله وبعدها ستنهال عليك الهبات من كل مكان!* ستدرك في (المرحلة الملكية) أن خيارك الوحيد أن تكون محباً، محباً لربك، لذاتك، للخير، محباً للبشرية فمن يزرع الحب يجني الحياة!* في (المرحلة الملكية) لن تبخع نفسك حقها، ستلوي زمامها دون اضطهاد أو تحقير، وستعرف حينها أن السعادة والنجاح يعتمدان على مناقشة النفس وتقويمها دون تسلط وتصغير! فنفسك جديرة بالحب والتقدير.* في (المرحلة الملكية) ستدرك أن الحال لا يدوم، وأن الألم يزول والوجع ينتهي والظلم يرفع، ستدرك في تلك المرحلة أنه لا ثمة مواقف ولا مشاهد ولا نكبات في الحياة ميؤوس منها؛ فالحالات التي لا يُرجى الخلاص منها عدم الانفكاك من تبعاتها نادرة جداً!* في (المرحلة الملكية) لن تتبع أخبار الناس ولن تتقصى أحوالهم؛ لا يهمك إن كانوا سافروا أو لم يسافروا, ماذا أكلوا وما هي سيارتهم؟ أين يسكنون؟ أمور لا تقدم ولا تؤخر!* في (المرحلة الملكية) لن تهتم إلا بنفسك ولن يشغلك إلا إصلاحها! وفي هذه المرحلة الجميلة (المرحلة الملكية) لن تقارن نفسك بأحد بل ستعيش حياتك كما كتب الله لك، لا مدً للعين ولا استنقاصاً من نعم الله, بل آخذاً لما وه

The Greek Current
What Turkey's détente with Egypt and the Gulf states means for the Horn of Africa

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 16:49


Over the last decade we've seen the involvement of Turkey and the Gulf states grow significantly in the Horn of Africa, and the region became one more arena - like Libya and Tunisia - of competition between Turkey and Qatar on the one hand, and Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE on the other. While clashing interests and ideologies still shape dynamics in the Horn, President Biden's election has brought about a recalibration of Egyptian, Gulf, and Turkish policies toward the region. Varsha Koduvayur joins The Greek Current to look at how this regional rivalry, and the current “detente” between them, has played out in the region, and what steps the US should take moving forward. Varsha Koduvayur is an Analyst at Valens Global, a security, research, and analysis firm, with an expertise on the Gulf States and the region. She is also the co-author of the recent op-ed: “Will Turkey's Détente with Egypt and the Gulf Extend to the Horn of Africa?”You can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: Central bank chief: Greece's roaring rebound paves way for continued ECB supportCypriot president snubs Archbishop in New YorkStatement by the Hellenic American Leadership Council and PSEKA

The Follow On
NZC and ECB call of Pakistan tours, India-England 5th Test called off due to COVID and the IPL Resumes

The Follow On

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 48:17


Chinmay Vaidya, Aashay Chavan and Aneesh Tyle react to New Zealand and subsequently England deciding to not move forward with tours of Pakistan and India's final Test match against England being called off due to COVID. The group also discusses the IPL restart in UAE and makes updated predictions for the league's playoff teams and champion.

The Greek Current
The EU's "new generation" migrant facilities on Greece's islands

The Greek Current

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 14:25


On Saturday Greece opened a new migrant camp on the eastern Aegean island of Samos. The facility is the first EU-designed, EU-funded migrant camp in the country, and is part of a broader European response to the tent cities that had emerged on Greece's frontline islands since migrants and refugees began to arrive en-masse at the beginning of the migration crisis in 2015. The new facility, which is meant to provide a higher standard of accommodation for asylum seekers, has also come under criticism from aid groups and NGOs. In the meantime, Saturday's announcement comes amid concerns from Athens and Brussels about a new wave of refugees from Afghanistan.Nektaria Stamouli, a correspondent with Politico based in Athens covering Greece, Cyprus, and the Balkans, joins our host Thanos Davelis with the latest analysis on these developments.Read the latest from Nekatria Stamouli for Politico: Barbed wire, curfews and wi-fi: EU touts ‘new generation' migrant camp in GreeceAfghan takeover fuels Greece-EU border patrol spatYou can read the articles we discuss on our podcast here: UAE welcomes regional rivals at major natural gas conferenceAs tensions ease, Turkey says talks to UAE on energy investmentGreece: Firefighters contain wildfire at resort near Athens

Career Warrior Podcast
#236) ATS Myth Busting | Kamara Toffolo

Career Warrior Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 28:46


It may come as no surprise that the Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS is one of the most common concerns for job seekers. For that same reason, it's one of the top topics with surrounding misconceptions being perpetuated by professionals in the resume writing industry. Well we're here to team up with a LinkedIn Top voice and superstar to start busting some myths. Kamara Toffolo is a resume writer, LinkedIn consultant, and job search strategist who helps her clients worldwide DARE to do work differently! Kamara has worked with high-achieving professionals from Canada, USA, UK, Australia, Japan, India, UAE, and Brazil, to name a few. Kamara was recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice in 2020. She has been featured in major media including Forbes, Business Insider, Inc., The Wharton School Business Radio, and LinkedIn News among others. So let's get you the downright truth about the ATS, and by the end of this episode, we're hoping that all of you will become insiders for how the system really works. Resources:Kamara's Youtube Channel.Get more help on your applications from Let's Eat, GrandmaCheck out Kamara's website Follow us:Follow Chris on LinkedInCheck us out on InstagramSubscribe to Let's Eat, Grandma's YouTube channel for video podcast highlights See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Colorado = Security Podcast
225 - 9/20 - Newscast

Colorado = Security Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 24:34


News from AXS, Amazon, SCL Health, TTEC, Matillion, JumpCloud, Optiv, Ping Identity, Luman, Red Canary and a lot more! Support us on Patreon! Fun swag available - all proceeds will directly support the Colorado = Security infrastructure. Come join us on the new Colorado = Security Slack channel to meet old and new friends. Sign up for our mailing list on the main site to receive weekly updates - https://www.colorado-security.com/. If you have any questions or comments, or any organizations or events we should highlight, contact Alex and Robb at info@colorado-security.com This week's news: Join the Colorado = Security Slack channel Amazon partners with AXS to install Amazon One palm readers at entertainment venues | TechCrunch Colorado's SCL Health to merge with Utah-based health system Customer Care Giant TTEC Hit By Ransomware Denver cloud data company raises $150M funding to become tech unicorn JumpCloud raises $159M in funding on strength of Apple enterprise adoption - 9to5Mac This US company sold iPhone hacking tools to UAE spies | MIT Technology Review Ping Identity Names Jason Kees Chief Information Security Officer No Longer Just Theory: Black Lotus Labs Uncovers Linux Executables Deployed as Stealth Windows Loaders - Lumen Microsoft Identity: An intro to Windows Active Directory Job Openings: Red Canary - Director, Corporate Security Red Canary - Product Security Engineer Red Canary - IT Support Manager Oxtrabot - CISO GHX - VP, Global Cybersecurity Contentful, Director, IT Security Poly - Sr. Manager of Enterprise Security Graebel - Privacy, Risk and Compliance Manager Alteryx - Sr. Analyst, Cyber Security Operations Gates Corporation - Sr. Security Analyst Upcoming Events: This Week and Next: CSA Colorado - September Meeting | Protecting Ephemeral Workloads" - 9/20 OWASP Denver/Boulder - September | Cover your ass(ets) - 9/21 ISC2 Pike's Peak - September Hybrid Meeting - 9/22 SecureSet - [Virtual] Intro to Machine Learning for Cybersecurity - 9/23 ASIS - September, "THE COMPLEXITY PARADOX" - 9/23 DC303 - Using Emacs for software development - 9/24 SecureSet - [Virtual] Intro to Social Engineering - 9/28 ISSA Denver - DISH Job Fair - 9/30 View our events page for a full list of upcoming events * Thanks to CJ Adams for our intro and exit! If you need any voiceover work, you can contact him here at carrrladams@gmail.com. Check out his other voice work here. * Intro and exit song: "The Language of Blame" by The Agrarians is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Radio Prague - English
Czechia in 30 minutes (September 17, 2021)

Radio Prague - English

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 21:44


Foreign minister visits UAE and Saudi Arabia; Peter Sís exhibition starts in NYC; food waste study

The Big Story
786: Virat Kohli Renouncing T20 Captaincy A Good Call? What's The 'Road Map' Ahead?

The Big Story

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 13:41


Putting an end to all speculation in recent days, Virat Kohli stunned the cricketing family when he announced that he will be stepping down as the captain of the Indian men's T20 team after the 2021 T20 World Cup, which will be held in UAE and Oman in October-November. He will, however, continue to lead India in Tests and ODIs. Under his captaincy, India has won 27 out of 45 matches including some unforgettable series wins in South Africa, England, and Australia.  But as shocking as this news is to Indian cricket lovers, many believe that the decision to relinquish the T20 captaincy came at an apt moment, with pressures increasingly mounting on the skipper. While Kohli wrote about his immense workload as the captain of all three formats — Tests, ODI and T20 and the need for space to be able to lead the Indian cricket team, the team's less-than-adequate performance at ICC events has also been a cause of concern. So, all in all, was it a good call on Kohli's part? What does this mean for Virat the cricketer in T20s for India and what next for India in T20s in terms of its team selection? In this episode, we speak to senior sports journalist Ayaz Memon. Tune in! Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha Guests: Ayaz Memon, Indian Sports Writer and Journalist Editor: Mendra Dorjey Music: Big Bang Fuzz Listen to The Big Story podcast on: Apple: https://apple.co/2AYdLIl Saavn: http://bit.ly/2oix78C Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/2ntMV7S Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2IyLAUQ Deezer: http://bit.ly/2Vrf5Ng

Tales of The Tribunal
Disputes Digest #41 - September 17, 2021

Tales of The Tribunal

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 10:06


Disputes Digest Research Note (September 10 to September 17) Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/40833847/admin/ Check out or new website: TalesOfTheTribunal.com For Feedback, comments or submissions contact TalesOfTheTribunal@Gmail.com News: Black Widow Lawsuit, Here. Offsetting Arbitral Awards in Germany, Here. Swiss Courts and Digital hearings, Here. Mediation in the UAE, Here Opportunities: 1.  Cohen & Greer Posting, Here. 2.  News Reporter, GAR, Here. 3.  Withers Worldwide, Here 4.  OGEMID Advert, Here 5.  SCIA, Here Events: Women in Arbitration event, Here ICC New York Conference, Here External & In-House Counsel Relationship Management, Here. Introduction to Mediation, Here. None of the views shared today or any episode of Disputes Digest is presented as legal advice nor advice of any kind.  No compensation was provided to any organization or party for their inclusion on the show nor do any of the statements made represent any particular organization, legal position or view point.  All interviewees or organizations included appear on an arms-length basis and their appearance should not be construed as any bias or preferred affiliation with the host or host's employer.  All rights reserved.

Stumped
“I'm worried about their security & family life”

Stumped

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 43:49


On this week's episode, Alison Mitchell, Charu Sharma and Jim Maxwell hear from Tuba Sangar, who up until just a couple of weeks ago was the women's development manager for the Afghanistan Cricket Board. She tells the team about her fears for the safety of her players, the future of women's cricket in Afghanistan, and what it was like leaving her home and her job behind. They also speak with Punjab Kings and Australia bowler Nathan Ellis, whose remarkable two-year journey from playing club cricket continues with the chance to play in the Indian Premier League, which resumes in the UAE, and discuss the fall-out from the fifth Test between England and India. The match was called off just two hours before the scheduled start of play due to Covid concerns in the India camp. Photo: Members of Afghanistan's first national women's cricket team take part in a training session in Kabul. (Credit: SHAH MARAI/AFP via Getty Images)

Conversations with Loulou
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Saliha Afridi on women, creativity and power

Conversations with Loulou

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 40:40


Our guest is Dr. Saliha Afridi, Clinical Psychologist and Founder of The LightHouse Arabia, a premier mental health and wellness center in the UAE. We check in on mental health in our "new normal" and we discuss unlocking our potential as individuals and business leaders, listening to our spirit, taking back our power, unleashing creativity and healing both our body and mind. If you're looking for inspiration, this episode is for you! Find out more about The LightHouse Arabia by visiting their website: www.lighthousearabia.com Thank you to our sponsor Astrolabs. To avail exclusive discounts visit: www.astrolabs.com/loulou To reach out to us, visit: www.conversationswithloulou.com

Up Next
EP51: Safiya Al Sayegh

Up Next

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 33:35


Another Wednesday and another special EP with an incredible guest! This week on Up Next, I am joined by professional cyclist Safiya Al Sayegh

The Promised Podcast
The “Taking Stock” Edition

The Promised Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 82:38


Allison Kaplan Sommer, Sally Abed and Noah Efron discuss three topics of incomparable importance and end with an anecdote about something in Israel that made them smile this week. Listen to the Extra-Special, Special Extra Segment on Patreon   —A Year of Abraham Accords— A year ago this week, ambassadors from the UAE and Bahrain celebrated with then-President Donald Trump and then-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the launch of the Abraham Accords. With Trump and Netanyahu booted out of office in the interim, what should we make of the accords now? —Escape— After a week glued-to-the-screen, following a manhunt after six escaped Palestinian prisoners, we ask: What just happened? —White-ish Feminism— Some Israeli feminists say they've had enough of “White(ish) Feminism.” Do they have a point? —What Yom Kippur Means to Us— For our most unreasonably generous Patreon supporters, in our extra-special, special extra discussion, we discuss what this days-of-awe-holiday-season means to us, each from our own perspective. All that and Sima Noon!

Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast
Manchester Test Cancelled, India's T20 World Cup Squad & IPL 2021 Restart

Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 55:15


On this week's episode of the Edges & Sledges Cricket Podcast, Ashwin and DJ wrap the England v India test series. We talk about the Manchester Test match cancellation, India's T20 WC squad and also a quick IPL 2021 restart preview.IPL 2021 fantasy: https://fantasy.iplt20.com/season/lea...George Dobell's article on the legal and financial status of the fifth England v India test match: https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/eng-vs-ind-2021-abandoned-forfeited-or-postponed-result-of-manchester-test-to-have-big-repercussions-for-ecb-1277231Kimber last knock video about COVID bubbles and mental health: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1OmVH0_8To&t=300sManchester bubble to bubble transfer to UAE: https://twitter.com/venkatatweets/status/1436637999240921089?s=20Guardian article on the blame game: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/sep/10/england-india-cricket-test-blame-game?CMP=Share_iOSApp_OtherJoin us on Discord: https://twitter.com/1tip1hand/status/1436384763791790087?s=20You can follow Edges & Sledges on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @1tip1handYou can listen to this show and other awesome shows on the new and improved IVM Podcast App on Android: https://ivm.today/androidor iOS: https://ivm.today/ios

Congressional Dish
CD238: Losing Afghanistan

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 97:18


The war in Afghanistan is over. In this episode, we document how and why the Biden administration finally admitted defeat in our 20 year attempt to create a new government in Afghanistan and we take a hard look at the lessons we need to learn. Afghanistan is a country in a far away land, but there are disturbing similarities between the Afghanistan government that just collapsed and our own. We'd be wise not to ignore them. Executive Producer: Rachel Passer Executive Producer: Anonymous  Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD236: January 6: The Capitol Riot CD218: Minerals are the New Oil CD210: The Afghanistan War CD124: The Costs of For-Profit War How We Got Here Craig Whitlock. The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Simon and Schuster, 2021. Patrick Tucker. August 18, 2021. “Trump's Pledge to Exit Afghanistan Was a Ruse, His Final SecDef Says.” Defense One. Eugene Kiely and Robert Farley. August 17, 2021. “Timeline of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan.” FactCheck.org. Eric Schmitt and Jennifer Steinhauer. July 30, 2021. “Afghan Visa Applicants Arrive in U.S. After Years of Waiting.” The New York Times. Craig Whitlock, Leslie Shapiro and Armand Emamdjomeh. December 9, 2019. “The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war.” The Washington Post. Mark Landler and James Risen. July 25, 2017. “Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals.” The New York Times. John F. Harris. October 15, 2001. “Bush Rejects Taliban Offer On Bin Laden ” Washington Post. The Evacuation: Those Left Behind William Mauldin. September 2, 2021. “Afghanistan Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Staff Left Behind.” Wall Street Journal. Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie Karni. August 29, 2021. “Series of U.S. Actions Left Afghan Allies Frantic, Stranded and Eager to Get Out.” The York Times. Sami Sadat. August 25, 2021. “I Commanded Afghan Troops This Year. We Were Betrayed.” The New York Times. Marjorie Censer. August 18, 2021. “US contractors rush to get former employees out of Afghanistan.” Defense News. Siobhan Hughes. August 18, 2021. “Afghanistan Veterans in Congress Trying to Prevent ‘a Death Warrant' for Helping America.” Wall Street Journal. Alex Sanz and Tammy Webber. August 18, 2021. “US friends try to rescue brother in arms in Afghanistan.” AP News. Seth Moulton. June 04, 2021. "Moulton, Bipartisan Honoring Our Promises Working Group to White House: Evacuate our Afghan Partners.” Contractors in Afghanistan Matt Taibbi. August 18, 2021. “We Failed Afghanistan, Not the Other Way Around.” TK News by Matt Taibbi on Substack. Jack Detsch. August 16, 2021. “Departure of Private Contractors Was a Turning Point in Afghan Military's Collapse.” Foreign Policy. Matt Stoller. July 15, 2021. “‘A Real S*** Show': Soldiers Angrily Speak Out about Being Blocked from Repairing Equipment by Contractors.” BIG by Matt Stoller. Lynzy Billing. May 12, 2021. “The U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.” New York Magazine. Oren Liebermann. March 29, 2021. “Pentagon could open itself to costly litigation from contractors if US pulls out of Afghanistan this year.” CNN. Lucas Kunce and Elle Ekman. September 15, 2019. “Comment Submitted by Major Lucas Kunce and Captain Elle Ekman.” [Regulations.gov(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulations.gov). Aaron Mehta. Oct 25, 2016. “30 Years: William Perry — Reshaping the Industry.” Defense News. Jared Serbu. August 22, 2016. “DoD now awarding more than half its contract spending without competitive bids.” Federal News Network. 41 U.S. Code § 3307 - Preference for commercial products and commercial services. Money: Lost and Gained David Moore. August 23, 2021. “Lawmakers Benefit From Booming Defense Stocks.” Sludge. Lee Fang. August 20, 2021. “Congressman Seeking to Relaunch Afghan War Made Millions in Defense Contracting.” The Intercept. Anna Massoglia and Julia Forrest. August 20, 2021. “Defense contractors spent big in Afghanistan before the U.S. left and the Taliban took control.” OpenSecrets.org. Stephen Losey. April 16, 2021. “The Bill for the Afghanistan War Is $2.26 Trillion, and Still Rising.” Military.com. Eli Clifton. February 16, 2021. “Weapons Biz Bankrolls Experts Pushing to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan.” Daily Beast. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Lobbying, 2021. Open Secrets. 2021. Defense: Money to Congress. Laws S.1790 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 Sponsor: Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Status: Became Public Law No: 116-92 on December 20, 2019 H.R. 3237: Emergency Security Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 Sponsor: Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Status: Signed into law, 2021 May 20 House Vote Breakdown Congressional Budget Office Score Law Outline TITLE IV: BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE GENERAL PROVISIONS EXTENSION AND MODIFICATION OF THE AFGHAN SPECIAL IMMIGRANT VISA PROGRAM Sec. 401: Amends the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to expand eligibility to include Afghans who worked not only for the US Government for more than 1 year but also our allies as an off-base interpreter or if they performed "activities for United States military stationed at International Security Assistance Force (or any successor name for such Force). Increases the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to Afghan partners by 8,000, for a total of 34,500 allocated since December 19, 2014. Sec. 402: Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security and Secretary of state to jointly waive for 1 year (maximum 2 years with an extension) the requirement that Afghan partners eligible for SIVs get a medical exam before they can receive their visa. The Secretary of Homeland Security has to create a process to make sure Afghan SIV holders get a medical exam within 30 days of entry into the United States. Sec. 403: Allows the surviving spouse or child or employee of the United States Government abroad to be eligible for immigration into the United States if the employee worked for our government for at least 15 years or was killed in the line of duty. It also expands entry permissions for Afghan SIV applicants in addition to those who have already been approved. This is retroactive to June 30, 2021. Policies for Visa Processing: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Policy Manual, Chapter 9: Certain Afghan Nationals U.S Department of State -- Bureau of Consular Affairs. “Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans - Who Were Employed by/on Behalf of the U.S. Government.” Audio Sources Gen. Mark Milley: "There was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days." August 18, 2021 General Mark Milley: The time frame of rapid collapse that was widely estimated and ranged from weeks to months, and even years following our departure, there was nothing that I or anyone else saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days. Central Command submitted a variety of plans that were briefed and approved by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Secretary of Defense and the President. These plans were coordinated, synchronized and rehearsed to deal with these various scenarios. One of those contingencies is what we are executing right now. As I said before, there's plenty of time to do AARs(After Action Reviews) and key lessons learned and to delve into these questions with great detail. But right now is not that time. Right now, we have to focus on this mission, because we have soldiers at risk. And we also have American citizens and Afghans who supported us for 20 years also at risk. This is personal and we're going to get them out. President Biden on Afghanistan Withdrawal Transcript July 8, 2021 Sound Clips 01:30 President Biden: When I announced our drawdown in April, I said we would be out by September, and we're on track to meet that target. Our military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31. The drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart 3:40 President Biden: Together with our NATO allies and partners, we have trained and equipped nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military, the Afghan national security force, and many beyond that are no longer serving. Add to that hundreds of thousands more Afghan national defense and security forces trained over the last two decades. 04:04 President Biden: We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools, let me emphasize, all the tools -- training, equipment -- of any modern military. We provided advanced weaponry, and we're going to continue to provide funding and equipment and we'll ensure they have the capacity to maintain their Air Force. 5:54 President Biden: We're also going to continue to make sure that we take on Afghan nationals who worked side by side with US forces, including interpreters and translators. Since we're no longer going to have military there after this, we're not going to need them and they'll have no jobs. We're [sic] also going to be vital to our efforts. they've been very vital, and so their families are not exposed to danger as well. We've already dramatically accelerated the procedure time for Special Immigrant Visas to bring them to the United States. Since I was inaugurated on January 20, we've already approved 2,500 Special Immigrant Visas to come to the United States. Up to now, fewer than half have exercised the right to do that. Half have gotten on aircraft and come commercial flights and come and other half believe they want to stay, at least thus far. We're working closely with Congress to change the authorization legislation so that we can streamline the process of approving those visas. And those who have stood up for the operation to physically relocate 1000s of Afghans and their families before the US military mission concludes so that, if they choose, they can wait safely outside of Afghanistan, while their US visas are being processed. 8:13 President Biden: For those who have argued that we should stay just six more months, or just one more year, I asked them to consider the lessons of recent history. In 2011, the NATO allies and partners agreed that we would end our combat mission in 2014. In 2014, some argued one more year. So we kept fighting. We kept taking casualties. In 2015, the same, and on and on. Nearly 20 years of experience has shown us that the current security situation only confirms that just one more year of fighting in Afghanistan is not a solution, but a recipe for being there indefinitely. It's up to the Afghans to make the decision about the future of their country. Others are more direct. Their argument is that we should stay with the Afghans and Afghanistan indefinitely. In doing so they point to the fact that we we have not taken losses in this last year. So they claim that the cost of just maintaining the status quo is minimal. 9:19 President Biden: But that ignores the reality, and the facts that already presented on the ground in Afghanistan when I took office. The Taliban is at its strongest militarily since 2001. The number of US forces in Afghanistan had been reduced to a bare minimum. And the United States and the last administration made an agreement that they have to with the Taliban remove all our forces by May 1 of this year. That's what I inherited. That agreement was the reason the Taliban had ceased major attacks against US forces. 9:55 President Biden: If in April, I had instead announced that the United States was going to go back on that agreement, made by the last administration, the United States and allied forces will remain in Afghanistan for the foreseeable future, the Taliban would have again begun to target our forces. The status quo was not an option. Staying would have meant US troops taking casualties, American men and women back in the middle of a civil war, and we would run the risk of having to send more troops back in Afghanistan to defend our remaining troops. Once that agreement with the Taliban had been made, staying with a bare minimum force was no longer possible. 10:34 President Biden: So let me ask those who want us to stay: how many more? How many 1000s more Americans' daughters and sons are you willing to risk? How long would you have them stay? Already we have members of our military whose parents fought in Afghanistan 20 years ago. Would you send their children and their grandchildren as well? Would you send your own son or daughter? After 20 years, a trillion dollars spent training and equipping hundreds of 1000s of Afghan National Security and Defence Forces. 2,448 Americans killed, 20,722 more wounded, and untold 1000s coming home with unseen trauma to their mental health. I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan with no reasonable expectation of achieving a different outcome. 11:51 President Biden: Today the terrorist threat has metastasized beyond Afghanistan. So, we are repositioning our resources and adapting our counterterrorism posture to meet the threats where they are now: significantly higher in South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. 12:07 President Biden: But make no mistake, our military and intelligence leaders are confident they have the capabilities to protect the homeland and our interests from any resurgent terrorist challenge emerging or emanating from Afghanistan. We're developing a counterterrorism over-the-horizon capability that will allow us to keep our eyes firmly fixed at any direct threat to the United States in the region and act quickly and decisively if needed. 12:38 President Biden: We also need to focus on shoring up America's core strengths to meet the strategic competition competition with China and other nations that is really going to determine our future. 14:58 Reporter: Is the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable? President Biden: No. It is not. Because you have the Afghan troops, 300,000. Well equipped, as well equipped as any army in the world, and an air force against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable. 15:45 President Biden: Do I trust the Taliban? No, but I trust the capacity of the Afghan military who is better trained, better equipped, and more competent in terms of conducting war. 18:07 Reporter: Your own intelligence community has assessed that the Afghan government will likely collapse President Biden: That is not true 18:53 President Biden: And I want to make clear what I made clear to Ghani, that we are not going to walk away and not sustain their ability to maintain that force. We are. We're going to also work to make sure we help them in terms of everything from food necessities and other things in the region. But there is not a conclusion that in fact, they cannot defeat the Taliban. I believe the only way there's going to be -- this is now Joe Biden, not the intelligence community -- the only way there's only going to be peace and secure in Afghanistan, is that they work out a modus vivendi with the Taliban, and they make a judgement as to how they can make peace. And the likelihood there's going to be one unified government in Afghanistan, controlling the whole country is highly unlikely. 21:30 Reporter: Mr. President, how serious was the corruption among the Afghanistan government to this mission failing there? President Biden: First of all, the mission hasn't failed yet. 22:00 President Biden: There were going to be negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan national security forces, and the Afghan government that didn't come to fruition. So the question now is where do they go from here? The jury is still out, but the likelihood there's going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely. 23:20 Reporter: Mr. President, "speed is safety," as you just said in your remarks. Are you satisfied with the timeline of relocating Afghan nationals? Is it happening quickly enough to your satisfaction if it may not happen until next month at the end? President Biden: It has already happened, there have already been people, about 1000 people have gotten on aircraft and come to the United States already on commercial aircraft. So as I said, there's over 2500 people, that as from January to now, have have gotten those visas and only half decided that they wanted to leave. The point is that I think the whole process has to be speeded up -- period -- in terms of being able to get these visas. Reporter: Why can't the US evacuate these Afghan translators to the United States to await their visa processing as some immigrants of the southern border have been allowed to? President Biden: Because the law doesn't allow that to happen. And that's why we're asking the Congress to consider changing the law. President Biden Remarks on Afghanistan Strategy Transcript April 14, 2021 Sound Clips 00:38 President Biden: I'm speaking to you today from the Roosevelt -- the Treaty room in the White House -- the same spot where in October of 2001, President George W. Bush informed our nation that the United States military had begun strikes on terrorist training camps in Afghanistan. It was just weeks, just weeks after the terrorist attack on our nation that killed 2,977 innocent souls, that turned Lower Manhattan into a disaster area, destroyed parts of the Pentagon and made hallowed ground in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and sparked an American promise that we would never forget. We went to Afghanistan in 2001, to root out al Qaeda to prevent future terrorist attacks against the United States planned from Afghanistan. Our objective was clear, the cause was just, our NATO allies and partners rallied beside us. And I supported that military action along with the overwhelming majority of the members of Congress. More than seven years later, in 2008 weeks before we swore the oath of office -- President Obama and I were about to swear -- President Obama asked me to travel to Afghanistan and report back on the state of the war in Afghanistan. I flew to Afghanistan to the Kunar Valley, a rugged, mountainous region on the border of Pakistan. What I saw on that trip reinforced my conviction that only the Afghans have the right and responsibility to lead their country. And that more and endless American military force could not create or sustain a durable Afghan Government. I believed that our presence in Afghanistan should be focused on the reason we went in the first place: to ensure Afghanistan would not be used as a base from which to attack our homeland again. We did that, we accomplished that objective. I said, along with others, we would follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell if need be. That's exactly what we did. And we got him. It took us close to 10 years to put President Obama's commitment into form. And that's exactly what happened Osama bin Laden was gone. That was 10 years ago. Think about that. We delivered justice to Bin Laden a decade ago. And we've stayed in Afghanistan for a decade since. Since then, our reasons for remaining in Afghanistan have become increasingly unclear, even as the terrorist threat that we went to fight evolved. Over the past 20 years, the threat has become more dispersed, metastasizing around the globe. Al Shabaab in Somalia, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, on Al Nusra in Syria, ISIS attempting to create a caliphate in Syria and Iraq and establishing affiliates in multiple countries in Africa and Asia. With the terror threat now in many places, keeping 1000s of troops grounded and concentrated in just one country at a cost of billions each year makes little sense to me and our leaders. We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan, hoping to create ideal conditions for the withdraw and expecting a different result. I'm now the fourth United States President to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan: two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility on to a fifth. After consulting closely with our allies and partners, with our military leaders and intelligence personnel, with our diplomats and our development experts, with the Congress and the Vice President, as well as with Mr. Ghani and many others around the world. I concluded that it's time to end America's longest war. It's time for American troops to come home. 5:01 President Biden: When I came to office, I inherited a diplomatic agreement, duly negotiated between the government of the United States and the Taliban, that all US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1 2021, just three months after my inauguration. That's what we inherited. That commitment is perhaps not what I would have negotiated myself, but it was an agreement made by the United States government. And that means something. So in keeping with that agreement, and with our national interest, the United States will begin our final withdrawal beginning on May 1 of this year. 8:11 President Biden: You all know that less than 1% of Americans serve in our Armed Forces. The remaining 99%, we owe them. We owe them. They've never backed down from a single mission that we've asked of them. I've witnessed their bravery firsthand during my visits to Afghanistan. They've never wavered in their resolve. They paid a tremendous price on our behalf and they have the thanks of a grateful nation. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) High-Risk List Center for Strategic and International Studies Transcript March 10, 2021 Speaker: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Sound Clips 7:40 John Sopko: But right now, that state is under threat. In the wake of the February 2020 withdrawal agreement, all is not well. Compromise appears in short supply on either side. Taliban attacks have actually increased since the agreement was signed. Assassination of prominent officials, activists, journalists, aid workers and others have also increased, including an unsuccessful attack on one of the female members of the peace negotiating team. And the Taliban offensive on Kandahar city last October, as peace negotiations were ongoing, may well have succeeded, were it not for U.S. air support. Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have achieved little for Afghanistan so far, and only time will tell as to whether the new Biden administration initiative will bear fruit. And the Afghan people's fears for its own government survival are exacerbated by the knowledge of how dependent their country is on foreign military and financial support. 12:56 John Sopko: Another equally serious threat to Afghanistan's stability has also largely been ignored as we focus on the boots on the ground in Afghanistan. And that is the provision of last year's U.S.-Taliban agreement that stipulates that in addition to the departure of U.S. and coalition troops, or non-diplomatic civilian personnel: private security contractors, trainers, advisors, and supporting service personnel also must leave the country by May 1. Should this come to passSIGAR and many others believe this may be more devastating to the effectiveness of the Afghan security forces than the withdrawal of our remaining troops. Why is that? Because the Afghan government relies heavily on these foreign contractors and trainers to function. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2021 there are over 18,000 Defense Department contractors in Afghanistan, including 6000 Americans, and 7,000 3rd country nationals, 40% of whom are responsible for logistics, maintenance, or training tasks. Now, it is well known that the Afghan security forces need these contractors to maintain their equipment, manage supply chains, and train their military and police to operate the advanced equipment that we have purchased for them. For example, as of December, the Afghan National Army was completing just under 20% of its own maintenance work orders, well below the goal of 80% that was set and the 51% that they did in 2018. So that's actually going down. The Afghan National Police were just as bad if not worse, undertaking only 12% of their own maintenance work against a target of 35% and less than the 16% that we reported in our 2019 high risk list. Additionally, and more troubling. The Department of Defense does train, advise and assist command air, or commonly called TAC air recently reported that since late 2019, they have reduced their personnel in Afghanistan by 94%, and that the military drawdown now requires near total use of contract support to maintain the Afghan Air fleet. They assess that quote “further drawdown in the associated closure basis will effectively end all in country aviation training contracts in Afghanistan.” Again, why is this significant? Why do we view this as a high risk? Namely because contractors currently provide 100% of the maintenance for the Afghan Air Force, UAE 60 helicopters and CE 130 cargo aircraft and a significant portion of Afghans Light Combat Support aircraft. TAC air this January gave a bleak assessment, namely, that no Afghan airframe can be sustained as combat effective for more than a few months in the absence of contractor support. 17:51 John Sopko: Continued funding for U.S. reconstruction programs aimed at promoting economic development, rule of law, respect for human rights, good governance and security for the Afghan people may be more significant, because it may be the primary lever left for the US and other donors to influence that country. It appears that even the Taliban understand Afghanistan's dire need for foreign assistance. Because, as one of the few commitments that the US had to make last year was, “to seek economic cooperation for reconstruction, with the new post settlement, Afghan Islamic government.” Now how much the donor community wishes to stay involved will of course depend on what that government looks like and how it behaves. Numerous officials, including then Secretary of State Pompeo and Ambassador Halley, have stated that the US will be able to advance its human rights goals, including the rights of women and girls with the Taliban by leveraging or conditioning this much needed financial assistance. But unfortunately, as SIGAR has long reported, even when conditionality involved only dealing with the Afghan government, donors do not have a stellar record of successfully utilizing that conditionality to influence Afghan behavior. 27:19 John Sopko: Today our report suggests the donor community should realize the Afghan government is focused on a single goal, its survival. Afghanistan is more dependent on international support than ever before. It may not be an overstatement that if foreign assistance is withdrawn and peace negotiations fail, Taliban forces could be at the gates of Kabul in short order. Hearing: A PATHWAY FOR PEACE IN AFGHANISTAN: EXAMINING THE FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE AFGHANISTAN STUDY GROUP House Committee on Oversight and Reform: Subcommittee on National Security February 19, 2021 Testimony was heard from the following Afghanistan Study Group officials: Kelly A. Ayotte, Co-Chair; News Corp Board of Directors since April 2017 BAE Systems Board of Directors since June 2017 Blackstone Board of Directors Boston Properties Board of Directors Caterpillar Board of Directors Board of Advisors at Cirtronics General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. (Retired), Co-Chair Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Obama and Trump presidencies. Lockheed Martin Board of Directors since February 2020 Nancy Lindborg, Co-Chair President and CEO of the David Lucile Packard Foundation Former President and CEO of the US Institute for Peace Former Assistant Administrator for the bureau for democracy conflict and humanitarian assistance at USAID During the mid-Obama years. Sound Clips 3:13 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): I'd also like to take a moment to thank the nonpartisan US Institute of Peace for the support and expertise they provided to the study group during the course of its work. 3:23 Rep. Stephen Lynch (MA): In the fiscal year 2020 omnibus bill Congress led by Senator Graham Senator Patrick Leahy and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee of state foreign ops and related programs. They tasked the independent and bipartisan Afghanistan study group to quote, consider the implications of a peace settlement or the failure to reach a settlement on US policy, resources and commitments in Afghanistan. After nearly nine months of review and consultation with current and former US and Afghan government officials, allies and partners and other key stakeholders, the Afghanistan study group issued its final report earlier this month. 15:12 Kelly Ayotte: We recommend that US troops remain beyond may 1. We believe a precipitous withdrawal of US and international troops in May, would be catastrophic for Afghanistan, leading to civil war, and allow the reconstitution of terror groups which threaten the United States within an 18 to 36 month period. 15:41 Kelly Ayotte: Let me be clear, although we recommend that our troops remain beyond may 1, we propose a new approach toward Afghanistan, which aligns our policies, practices and messaging across the United States government to support the Afghan peace process, rather than prosecute a war. Our troops would remain not to fight a forever war, but to guarantee the conditions for a successful peace process and to protect our national security interests to ensure that Afghanistan does not become a haven again, for terrorists who threaten the United States of America. 37:15 General Joseph F. Dunford: Do we need to increase forces if the Taliban don't accept an extension past the first of May, and if they then would re initiate attacks against US forces? and Chairman, we heard exactly what you heard. In the fall. What we were told by commanders on the ground in the department of fence was that 4500 US forces, in addition to the NATO forces that are there was the minimum level to address both the mission as well as protection of our forces in the context of the conditions that existed in the fall in as you've highlighted, those conditions have only gotten worse since the fall so in in our judgment 2500 would not be adequate. Should the Taliban re initiate attacks against the United States Hearing: Examining the Trump Administration's Afghanistan Strategy House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on National Security January 28, 2020 Witness: John Sopko - Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) Sound Clips 48:54 John Sopko: We've almost created a system that forces people in the government to give happy talk success stories because they're over there on very short rotations. They want to show success. The whole system is almost geared to give you, and it goes up the chain of command, all the way to the President sometimes. He gets bad information from people out in the field because somebody on a nine month rotation, he has to show success, and that goes up. 54:24 John Sopko: Maybe incentivize honesty. And one of the proposals I gave at that time,be cause I was asked by the staff to come up with proposals, is put the same requirement on the government that we impose on publicly traded corporations. Publicly traded corporations have to tell the truth. Otherwise the SEC will indict the people involved. They have to report when there's a significant event. So put that onus, call it The Truth in Government Act if you want, that you in the administration are duty bound by statute to alert Congress to significant events that could directly negatively impact a program or process. So incentivize honesty. 1:10:25 John Sopko: Over 70% of the Afghan budget comes from the United States and the donors. If that money ended, I have said before and I will stand by it, then the Afghan government will probably collapse. Wartime Contracting Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs September 21, 2011 Witnesses: Charles Tiefer: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Clark Kent Ervin: Commissioner on the Commission on Wartime Contracting Sound Clips 1:11:30 Charles Tiefer: Our private security in Afghanistan appears to be a major source of payoffs to the Taliban. Our report has the first official statement that it's the second-largest source of money for the Taliban. Sen. Carl Levin: After drugs. Charles Tiefer: After drugs, that's right. 1:25:18 Clark Kent Ervin: It's critical that the government have a choice, and that means that there needs to be at least a small and expandable, organic capacity on the part of these three agencies to perform missions themselves, so the next time there's a contingency, the government has a choice between going with contractors and going in-house and the determination can be made whether it's more effective to do it either way, whether it's cheaper to do it either way. As we said at the inception, right now the government doesn't have an option. Contractors are the default option because they're the only option. President George W. Bush announces U.S. Military Strikes on Afghanistan October 7, 2001 President George W. Bush: Good afternoon. On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against Al-Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime. More than two weeks ago, I gave Taliban leaders a series of clear and specific demands: close terrorist training camps, hand over leaders of the Al-Qaeda network, and return all foreign nationals including American citizens unjustly detained in your country. None of these demands were met and now the Taliban will pay a price by destroying camps and disrupting communications. We will make it more difficult for the terror network to train new recruits and coordinate their evil plans. ** International Campaign Against Terrorism Senate Foreign Relations Committee October 25, 2001 Witness: Colin Powell: Secretary of State Sound Clip 27:00 Colin Powell: Our work in Afghanistan though, is not just of a military nature. We recognize that when the Al Qaeda organization has been destroyed in Afghanistan, and as we continue to try to destroy it in all the nations in which it exists around the world, and when the Taliban regime has gone to its final reward, we need to put in place a new government in Afghanistan, one that represents all the people of Afghanistan and one that is not dominated by any single powerful neighbor, but instead is dominated by the will of the people of Afghanistan. Executive Producer Recommendations Elect Stephanie Gallardo 2022 Krystal Kyle and Friends. August 21, 2021. “Episode 35 Audio with Matthew Hoh.” Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

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Episode 101: How to Destroy Your Studio's Reputation With One Tweet (News Show)

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Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 100:41


On this week's show: Tripwire Interactive CEO tanks his studio's reputation with a single tweet before showing himself the door, Epic vs Apple is over (and Apple mostly won), Twitch sues hate raiders as it scrambles to do evidence it's doing anything to stop harassment on its platform, Paradox employees speak out against toxicity, and more. Update: After we published, Epic filed a notice of appeal after the ruling in its case against Apple. So, despite our earlier show note, it isn't over yet! You can support Virtual Economy's growth via our Ko-Fi and also purchase Virtual Economy merchandise! TIME STAMPS [00:01:08] - Tripwire Interactive's (former) CEO wants to control women's bodies [00:21:47] - Paradox Interactive employees stand up against a toxicity [00:28:39] - Sony's State of Play was a strong showing, though the format was iffy [00:43:27] - Twitch sues alleged hate raider ringleaders [00:49:17] - Investment Interlude [00:57:39] - Quick Hits [01:11:54] - Epic vs. Apple is OVER [01:23:08] - Two companies adopt new permanent work policies in the wake of the pandemic [01:27:03] - GameStop Q2 FY22 and a potential partnership with… AMC Theatres? SOURCES John Gibson on Twitter - September 4, 2021 Shipwright Studios on Twitter - September 5, 2021  Torn Banner Studios on Twitter - September 5, 2021 Tripwire Appoints new Interim CEO, Alan Wilson Alarm from inside the game success Paradox Interactive – leaked document testifies to bullying, abuse and culture of silence (BreakIt) Twitch sues two people allegedly behind hate raids (Washington Post) Epic vs Apple Rule 52 Order After Trial on the Merits Epic vs Apple Judgment Epic vs Apple Permanent Injunction Phil Tibitoski of Young Horses on Twitter - September 2, 2021 Gamestop FY2022 Q2 Earnings AMC CEO Adam Aron on $25M ad campaign, potential relationship with GameStop (FOX Business) INVESTMENT INTERLUDE Welcoming Firesprite to the PlayStation Studios Family Jam City Acquires Award-Winning Game Studio Ludia for $165 Million... Virtuos Secures USD150 Million Investment... to Accelerate Global Growth and Fast Track Digitalization AccelByte raises $10M to make Tripe A Quality Backend-as-a-Service Accessible and Affordable Toya Raises $4M to Fuel Diverse Growth on Roblox Stillfront acquires UAE's Kawaker for $205 million (Wamda)

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د.نعيمة ابراهيم الدرمكي و القيادة باهداف نبيلة

SAH Time Show صح تايم شو

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 32:13


انضمت د. نعيمة إبراهيم الدرمكي إلى جامعة الإمارات كأول عضوة هيئة تدريس في الهندسة الكيميائية وهندسة البترول. حصلت على درجة الدكتوراه في الهندسة الكيميائية من جامعة برمنغهام بالمملكة المتحدة في عام 2012 في مجال تكنولوجيا السوائل فوق الحرجة حيث يُستخدم ثاني أكسيد الكربون كوسيط مذيبات لفصل واستخراج مركبات الدهون عالية القيمة. تتركز اهتماماتها البحثية بشكل أساسي في تقنية الموائع فوق الحرجة وعمليات الاستخراج والتنقية ودراسات توازن الطور والنمذجة الرياضية. عملت مؤخرًا كباحثة زائرة في جامعة توهوكو (يونيو - يوليو 2013) ، اليابان ، في مجال هيدرات الغاز وتطبيقاتها في مجال تخزين الهيدروجين. حصلت نعيمة على جائزة اليونسكو- L'ORÉAL 2013 ، الزمالة الإقليمية العربية.وتقراء لنا كتاب كتاب   ليزا ايرل ماكلويد ، القيادة باهداف نبيلةنبذة عن الكتابماذا لو كان عملك شديد الأهمية بالنسبة إليك لدرجة أنك - وأنت على فراش الموت - وجدت نفسك تتمنى قضاء يوم إضافي آخر في العمل؟لقد توفي والدي وأنا أؤلف هذا الكتاب، وفي الأشهر السابقة على وفاته، كان لديَّ الوقت لأن أستعيد معه ذكريات الماضي، والحديث عن أهم المحطات في حياته، ومن بينها وظيفته.كان والدي يعمل في مجال الأعمال المصرفية، وفي ذروة حياته المهنية، كان رئيس عمليات الاندماج والاستحواذ في المؤسسة الاتحادية للادخار وتأمين القروض، التي اندمجت بعد ذلك مع المؤسسة الاتحادية للتأمين على الودائع، وفي أثناء أزمة المدخرات والقروض في ثمانينيات القرن العشرين، أدار فريقًا كان الهدف من تكوينه دمج البنوك متدهورة الأوضاع مع البنوك القادرة على سداد الديون؛ كي لا يضطر دافعو الضرائب إلى تحمل التكاليف كلها، إذا ازدادت حدة أزمة المدخرات والقروض.وكان والدي يضع في مكتبه لوحة ورقية قلابة لتتبع مقدار المال الذي وفره القسم الذي عمل فيه لدافعي الضرائب في الولايات المتحدة. وكان يُحدِّث هذا الجدول يوميًّا، ويشارك جميع من يدخلون مكتبه ما لديه من بيانات. وقدَّر الخبراء الماليون مقدار المال الذي وفره والدي وفريقه لدافعي الضرائب بمليارات الدولارات. كانت المخاطر عالية، وكان العمل صعبًا، ولكن فريقه كان شغوفًا بالعمل؛ لأن أعضاءه عرفوا أن دوره مهم.وقد سمعنا جميعًا القول المأثور: لا أحد يتمنى وهو على فراش الموت أن يقضي يومًا إضافيًّا في العمل. إنني أعتقد أننا نخطئ فهم هذا القول المأثور؛ فهو يقلل من شأن الدور الذي يلعبه العمل الهادف في حياتنا؛ فقد كشفت دراسة، أُجريت عام ٢٠٠٥ على مرضى السرطان المزمن، أنه عندما ينتهي المرضى من التحدث عن أسرهم، فإن ما يتكلمون عنه بعد ذلك باعتباره بعضًا من أكثر التجارب الهادفة في حياتهم، هو أداء أعمال مهمة مع أناس يهتمون بأمرهم.وتعكس هذه الدراسة تجربتي مع والدي، حيث كان يحب أسرته، ووفقًا لمعايير اليوم، فقد كان يقضي مع أطفاله وقتًا أكثر كثيرًا من الذي كان يقضيه معظم الرجال الآن مع أطفالهم؛ فكان يقوم بتغيير الحفاضات، كما لعب دور المدرب الرياضي لنا، ونفذ مشروعات منزلية، وذهب معنا في رحلات تخييم، بل إنه تعلم كيف يحسب النقاط في لعبة الجمباز لكي يساعد فريق مدرستي الثانوية.ولكنه أيضًا أحب وظيفته؛ فعندما مرض والدي كانت قراءة مجاملات زملائه السابقين من اللحظات الرائعة بالنسبة إليه. كذلك كان يحب التحدث عن الأوقات الجيدة، والسيئة، والعقبات التي واجهوها في عمله، والصفقات التي كُلِّلَتْ بالنجاح، والصفقات التي لم يكتب لها النجاح. كان والدي يمتلئ بالفخر عندما يتحدث عن فريقه، والأثر الذي تركه في النظام المصرفي.من السهل قول إن الأسرة هي أهم شيء، ولكن مشاهدة أبي وهو يفكر مليًّا في حياته، جعلتني أرى بوضوح أن العمل مهم للغاية. إننا نقضي معظم الساعات التي نكون فيها مستيقظين في العمل؛ لذا ينبغي أن تعني هذه الساعات شيئًا.قال "فيكتور فرانكل" ذات مرة: "لا تصبح الحياة غير محتملة أبدًا بسبب الظروف، بل فقط بسبب عدم وجود معنى أو هدف لديك".إن الناس مجبولون على التفكير في الهدف، وبمجرد أن يحصل الفردُ على الطعام والمأوى والهواء والماء، يصبح لديه مطلبان أساسيان وهما: التواصل والمعنى؛ فنحن نريد أن نحدث فارقًا، ونريد شيئًا يجعل لحياتنا قيمة، وهذا الاحتياج النفسي يتجاوز الجنس، والعرق، والعمر، والثقافة. وإذا لم نلبِّ هذا الاحتياج الأساسي، نموت وجدانيًّا أولًا، ثم جسديًّا.وللأسف، ينظر الكثيرون إلى أعمالهم باعتبارها خالية من أيهدف سامٍ؛ إذ يرونها مطحنة؛ سلسلة لا نهائية من المهام التي لا تحمل أي معنى.للتواصل مع البرنا

Gol Bezan
Analysis: Iran 3 - 0 Iraq

Gol Bezan

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 40:07


Host Arya Allahverdi with panelists Babak Golriz and Pezhman Pars discuss and analyse the Iran vs Iraq match, which ended 3 - 0 to Team Melli, taking six points out of six and leading Group A going into next month's World Cup Qualifiers against UAE and South Korea. ALL FOR TEAM MELLI. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro 2:43 - Analysis: Iran 3 - 0 Iraq 8:01 - Omid Noorafkan 11:06 - Has Skočić proven himself? 12:35 - Formation 15:02 - Ahmad Nourollahi & Saeid Ezatolahi 19:14 - Goals 20:07 - Sardar Azmoun & Mehdi Taremi - World Class Pairing? 22:25 - Saman Ghoddos 25:53 - Alireza Jahanbakhsh 31:44 - Hossein Kanaani & Shoja Khalilzadeh 33:23 - Fan Questions 39:10 - Outro Follow us on social media @GolBezan, leave a like/review & subscribe on the platform you listen on - YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Amazon, Castbox. Host: Arya Allahverdi Panel: Babak Golriz & Pezhman Pars Editor: Samson Tamijani Graphic: Mahdi Javanbakhsh instagram.com/dannyasadi smarturl.it/CASPIAN Outro Music: K!DMO instagram.com/kidmo.foreal Arya - twitter.com/Arya_Allahverdi Babak - twitter.com/BabakGolriz Pezhman - twitter.com/Iranskfotboll Samson - twitter.com/713Samson Mahdi - twitter.com/mativsh twitter.com/GolBezan twitter.com/GolBezanFarsi instagram.com/GolBezan facebook.com/GolBezanPodcast

The Kris Fade Show
The Kris Fade Show Podcast 09 Sep 2021

The Kris Fade Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 72:23


Rossi intrudes on Kris and Brianna's alone time   Teens can start working in the UAE? Plus Kris marries a couple on air  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration
219: From Y2K to Giving Your Way out of Debt w/ Paul Moore of Wellings Capital

Entrepreneur Stories 4⃣ Inspiration

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 86:14


Paul Moore is the Founder and Managing Partner of Wellings Capital. After graduating with an engineering degree and then an MBA from Ohio State, Paul entered the management development track at Ford Motor Company in Detroit. After five years, he departed to start a staffing company with a partner. They scaled and sold the company to a publicly traded firm five years later. After a brief “retirement” in his early 30s, Paul began investing in real estate in 2000 to protect and grow his own wealth. This Episode is Sponsored By: We wholeheartedly recommend Talkspace for therapy. You can sign up online and start therapy the same day. You can text, video, or send voice-messages to your licensed therapist making it incredibly convenient to have virtual sessions from the comfort of your home. Talkspace is affordable, has thousands of licensed therapist with years of experience, and secure. To match with a licensed therapist today, go to: millionaire-interviews.com/talkspace and make sure to use code millionaire to get $100 off your first month. Justworks makes it easier for you to start, run, and grow a business. With Justworks, employees can onboard themselves in minutes with simple software that makes a great first impression. It provides access to national large group health insurance plans and handles payroll and PTO requests all in one platform. Plus, it comes with Justworks expert 24/7 support for you and your team. Find out how Justworks can help your business by going to: millionaire-interviews.com/justworks Patrick from UAE always listens to the Millionaire-Interview podcast when he's driving and Austin was able to help him gain an important connection. If you want to expand your business connections and meet more like-minded entrepreneurs, join us at: millionaire-interviews.com/patreon Gary from South Africa says that his group call with Austin was a great experience and left him with so many things to reflect on. You can also have this one-on-one call or group call with Austin by being a Patreon member, just sign up at: millionaire-interviews.com/patreon Ryan from Rochester, New York was inspired to become a Patreon member because he wanted to listen to the second part of the Charles Bonfiglio interview. If you want access to more interviews from our awesome guests like Charles Bonfiglio, be a Patreon member and sign up at: millionaire-interviews.com/patreon Torry from Dayton, Ohio likes our Patreon Group Call because anyone can ask our guest speaker and there is no hierarchy involved. You can join our Group Calls by signing up at: millionaire-interviews.com/patreon   Want to Support the Show? Well we'd love for you to join our Patreon Group!  What's in it for you?  Well you'll instantly get a scheduled call from Austin, where he'll help you with your current or future business... Sign-Up Now at millionaire-interviews.com/patreon.

THEMOVE
La Movida 2021 Vuelta Etapa 15

THEMOVE

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 54:01


Otra etapa durísima y con mucho calor con 4 subidas importantes, una salida de etapa muy veloz con 51kms en la primera hora de carrera. Después de mucha batalla, por fin se escaparon del pelotón Rafal Majka y Fabio Ari inicialmente, y los últimos 80kms de la etapa fueron un paseo triunfal para el ciclista polaco del equipo UAE. La clasificación General sin cambios, Odd Christian Eiking sigue con la camiseta roja de líder de la carrera.