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Matt began as a top consultant at McKinsey, where he witnessed the power of customer loyalty programs and immediately understood why large companies pay millions of dollars to create them. His vision for Fivestars was to make the power of a Fortune 500 customer loyalty program accessible to local businesses. Fivestars has gone from two guys in a garage to serving thousands of businesses across the country. In October 2021, Fivestars was acquired by global payments leader, SumUp. Matt has led technology at FiveStars since its founding, spearheaded their transformation into a payments company, and drives ongoing business development and payments strategy. Before Fivestars, he volunteered with TechnoServe in Uganda, was a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company, and an analyst at AVM, a 32-year-old global macro hedge fund. On this episode, Chris & Matt discuss: ➡️ Their process for deciding what startup idea to pursue & why they chose a loyalty program for small businesses ➡️ Lessons learned while building a startup ➡️ The challenge of finding product market fit, even if the business is growing like a rocket ship ➡️ How AI will impact businesses and consumers Timestamps (00:03:00) From El Paso to the Tech world (00:09:26) What does an entry-level person at McKinsey even do? (00:11:17) Did you have a filter for easy no's while in consulting? (00:12:48) What's an example prototype you were working on in Technology? (00:15:07) How did you transform your skillsets to become a CTO? (00:17:10) What did you get from Y Combinator and learn from Paul Graham? (00:19:46) What was the origin of Fivetars? (00:24:42) If you were building another company now is there a way to avoid the mistakes you made the first time? (00:26:09) Finding Product Market Fit (00:30:06) How do you avoid the trap of taking on too much overhead? (00:36:13) How were you able to take the credit card fee and turn it into more CRM users? (00:38:56) When did you begin to decide it was time to sell? (00:43:10) What was the transition like going from start-up culture to integrating into a larger organization? (00:47:32) How are you receiving the entrance of AI? (00:50:29) Will the job of the VC change with AI? (00:52:48) How Chris thinks AI will affect RE (00:58:49) How should we simplify all of these different AI languages available? (01:01:44) How is the American Customer right now? (01:05:18) What are you predicting for the Startup scene over the next five years? Additional Resources
Rafael Gil ha regresa a Uganda para dirigir la construcción de un orfanato para la Fundación Masaka Kids. Y ya en España, Ángel Lledó nos habla de la 42K El Gran Maratón Montañas de Benasque que transcurre por pistas y senderos de cinco valles distintos
It's Thursday, May 11th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Ugandan Muslims strangle Christian A Christian in Uganda remains hospitalized after Muslim extremists attacked him last week. Shaquru Ndifuna was an Islamic teacher before coming to faith in Christ in January. News of his conversion spread. In response, extremists tried to strangle him and beat him unconscious. Ndifuna said, “They forcefully entered into the house … trying to force me to confess that Jesus is not the Son of God. … I refused to renounce Jesus as the Son of God.” Please pray for our suffering brother in Christ. 1 John 5:10 says, “Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning His Son.” Zimbabwe wants gold-backed currency Zimbabwe is moving to a gold-backed currency. The African country issued gold-backed digital tokens on Monday as a means of payment. The country hopes to stabilize its currency inflation and provide an alternative to the U.S. dollar. Zimbabwe has faced multiple cases of hyperinflation since the country's former dictator, Robert Mugabe, destroyed the value of the Zimbabwe dollar in 2009. Trump's Title 42 immigration policy ends today In the U.S., the COVID-era immigration policy known as Title 42 expires today. The policy allowed the Border Patrol to turn away tens of thousands of migrants coming through Mexico. Now, officials are expecting a surge of migrants across the border. President Biden said the situation will be “chaotic for a while” as his administration sends 1,500 troops to the border. On Monday, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott said the state is deploying a new tactical border force to curb illegal immigration. Tucker Carlson is back Tucker Carlson is back . . . on Twitter. Fox News fired the conservative commentator last month. Carlson announced Tuesday he would relaunch his program on Twitter. He called the platform the last big one remaining in the world that allows free speech. Carlson also called out mainstream media as thinly disguised propaganda outlets. CARLSON: “The best you can hope for in the news business, at this point, is the freedom to tell the fullest truth that you can. But there are always limits. And you know that if you bump up against those limits often enough you will be fired for it. That's not a guess. It's guaranteed.” More Bible-believing United Methodist churches leaving On Saturday, a regional body of the United Methodist Church approved the disaffiliation of nearly 200 congregations in Alabama and Florida. The churches represented about 40% of the regional body. On the same day, the UMC Western North Carolina Conference approved the disaffiliation of nearly 200 churches. As of Tuesday, almost 3,000 congregations have left the mainline Protestant denomination over its debate on homosexuality. Many of the departing churches support God's definition of marriage and sexuality. No doubt many are moving to the Global Methodist denomination. Planned Parenthood exploiting gender-confused people A new report from Live Action News found that Planned Parenthood is getting into the business of mutilating the bodies of gender-confused individuals. Between 2014 and 2019, the number of abortion mills that also offered cross-sex hormone injections increased from 26 to 200. Planned Parenthood is now the second largest provider of transgender drugs. The impact of COVID on generations' spirituality Dr. George Barna and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University released their latest study on the spiritual impact of the pandemic on different generations. Millennials, ages 18 to 38, were already estranged from Christianity and did not change much during the pandemic. Gen Xers, ages 39 to 57, actually moved away from Biblical perspectives and practices. Meanwhile, Baby Boomers, ages 58 to 76, moved significantly towards Christian beliefs and behaviors. Elders, ages 77 and older, demonstrated the greatest spiritual stability and even experienced an increased inclination toward becoming more Biblical. American Bible Society founded 207 years ago today And finally, today is the anniversary of the founding of the American Bible Society. Protestant Christians established the organization on May 11, 1816 in New York City, 207 years ago. Important American leaders served as Presidents of the Bible society early on. These included Elias Boudinot, former President of the Continental Congress, and John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Initially, the American Bible Society focused on getting Scripture into the hands of Americans. As time went on, it extended their work to foreign nations. By 1912, the American Bible Society was publishing Bibles in over 80 languages. And today, the organization publishes millions of Bibles and has funded translations in hundreds of new languages in recent years. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, May 11th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
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Dr. Prasanna Jagannathan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases and of Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University. His research focuses on the mechanisms of clinical immunity to malaria. He talks about how repeated exposure to malaria can lead to tolerance without symptoms, promising vaccines and treatments to prevent reinfection, and the role of innate immune cells. He also discusses shifting from religious studies to teaching to medicine, and establishing long-term collaborations with researchers in Uganda.
Anything but First World Problems There's nothing good to watch on TV. I can't decide what to order from the extensive menu at this restaurant. I have too many clothes and not enough closet space. The barista at my coffee shop spelled my name wrong on my cup. My phone is too big to fit comfortably in my pocket. Oh no… My phone battery is dying, and I forgot my charger. I can't find my favourite flavour of sparkling water at the grocery store. Do these problems seem familiar to you? These are first-world problems, and I'm just as guilty of having them: I've been frustrated when my phone was dying, and I'd forgotten my power bank at an Ed Sheeran concert in Atlanta. And you've heard me complain about Starbucks getting my name wrong on an overcharged cup of tall Americano. In this episode, we're going to be dealing with other problems, like: “Should we give our 13-year-old baby girl away to be married to an older man, or should we keep her here and risk that she will be abducted and turned into a sex slave.” That's the kinda stuff we'll be dealing with in this episode, as Susan Laker will tell her life story. WARNING It's also a story that will be hard to listen to. It's heartbreaking, and with so many graphic details, that will not be suitable for children. At the same time, I feel this might be the most important episode of The Radio Vagabond that I've done up until now. My name is Palle Bo. Welcome back to the third and final part of my miniseries from the Acholi Quarter in Kampala, Uganda. INTRO I hope you have had a chance to listen to the first two episodes from The Acholi Quarter in Uganda, where Susan Laker, a small but mighty woman in her late 30s, took us around. She's the co-founder and leader of 22STARS Foundation's work here, always helping children and families in need with a big smile. But let me tell you, her journey wasn't always a straight path. This tale is a wild one, full of crazy twists and turns. It could be a movie, maybe something like The Color Purple, set in Uganda. CHILD BRIDE Her parent gave her away to be married when she was just a child. She was angry at her parents when this happened and didn't understand why. “I was 13 years old when I was force into early marriage by my parents.” Most of us would say that there is nothing that would justify that. But her parents had a good reason. “By that time, I didn't know the reason. I was just mad but later on, you realize they did that to protect me from being abducted from the LRA Rebels.” LRA REBELS The LRA Rebels, or “The Lord's Resistance Army,” was a rebel group operated in Uganda and other Central African countries, started by Joseph Kony in 1987. The LRA would typically attack villages at night, using guns, machetes, and other weapons. They would kill or maim those who resisted, burn down homes, and loot property. They would then abduct children. They used to abduct children, even babies, from their mothers and were forced to march long distances to LRA bases deep in the bush. And were then subjected to brutal initiation rituals, during which they were beaten, sometimes with their peers, and forced to kill other children or adults. The abducted children were then trained as soldiers and used to attack civilians, other rebel groups, and government forces, using guns, sticks, and pangas – large, heavy, machete-like knives. The LRA's tactics of abducting children were particularly savage and brutal. The children were forced to serve as soldiers, porters, and sex slaves. The group often targeted vulnerable communities, including schools and churches, and used violence and intimidation to abduct children. And then, the children were subjected to intense physical and psychological abuse. They used violent initiation ceremonies to break the children's spirits and force them to commit atrocities. The children were often forced to kill or maim their own families or fellow abductees to break their spirits and brainwash them into cutting ties to their former lives. The LRA also used brutal methods of discipline to maintain control over the children. This included beatings, torture, and even execution. Susan gave me examples of how brutal the methods were: “They cut off your lips, they cut off your private parts – like the breasts. If not, they put the padlock. They tie your lips, and then some are beaten to death. Some they chop of their neck. They were killed. Those who tried to escape, they were stoned to death.” In addition to their role as soldiers, the girls among the abducted children were often forced into sexual slavery and forced marriages. “Some of them ended up giving birth and some of them ended up dying giving birth because they were so young. Some of them died because they were mistreated. Also, there was no in facility to take care of a pregnant woman, so some of them got sick and died because there was no medication.” The children were also used as human shields in battles, which put their lives at even greater risk. JOSEPH KONY In 2012, a video campaign called "Kony 2012" from the organization Invisible Children went viral, bringing international attention to the LRA's atrocities and Kony's role in them. The campaign and its creator, Jason Russell, set out to make Kony famous, and they definitely succeeded in that. Joseph Kony was born in 1961 in a village in northern Uganda. He grew up in a Catholic household and was initially drawn to religion but dropped out of school and joined the rebel group led by a distant relative, Alice Lakwena. She had claimed to have received messages from the Holy Spirit and was leading a rebellion against the Ugandan government. When Lakwena's rebellion failed, Kony formed his own group, the LRA, in 1987. And like Alice Lakwena, he also claimed to have a hotline to God. He said that he was a spiritual medium and that his commands came directly from the spiritual world and were not to be questioned. Kony was known for his mysticism and claimed to have supernatural powers, including the ability to turn bullets into water and to communicate with spirits. He was also notorious for his brutality and didn't just have his brainwashed followers do all of the dirty work. He's believed to have personally participated in many of the LRA's atrocities. So, he was a self-appointed messiah and said his government was based on the Ten Commandments. But then he went on to break every one of them. In 2005, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Kony and four of his top lieutenants for crimes against humanity and war crimes. However, he's managed to hide, and still to this day – almost 20 years later, Kony's whereabouts are unknown. Although the LRA's activities have declined significantly in recent years, the group remains active and has been responsible for sporadic attacks and abductions that continue to be reported in the region. The LRA's use of children for soldiers, waiters, and sex slaves has devastated the children who were abducted and their families. Many of the children who escaped or were rescued suffered from depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. SUSAN'S PARENTS' CHOICE Enough about the LRA and its creepy leader, Joseph Kony. I just wanted you to get a little bit of perspective on what Susan's parents were trying to save her from when they gave her away for early marriage at the age of just 13. It's just so hard to fathom. What a choice for parents to make. “Should we keep our child here with the risk that the brutal LRA Rebels will take her and turn her into a sex slave – or maybe cut off her lips and private parts? Or stone her to death… And maybe brainwash her and she will come back here and kill us in our sleep. Or should we give her away to be married to that older soldier, who will probably do what he likes and most likely get her pregnant soon, but then might also be able to keep her alive…?” I have no idea if this was what Susan's parents were thinking at the time. We can only speculate because this is so far away from anything most of us have even thought about having to consider. Think about that before you get frustrated that there's too much to choose from on a menu at a restaurant or that you have too many clothes and not enough closet space. SUSAN'S SON I met her son, Derek, just before I sat down with Susan to hear her story. And we're not talking about a little boy. No, he's a grown man. Taller than me and very handsome. I know that Susan only is in her late 30s, so I'm very surprised to find out that she could have a son in his mid 20's. “I ended up giving birth to my son at the age of 13 – the boy you just saw. And at the age of 14, I had a miscarriage, because it was so soon, and I was so young. And then at the age of 15, I gave birth to my second daughter, who is now 22.” Let that sink in: At 13, she was sent off to marry an older man and had a baby within a year. Straight away, at the age of 14, she got pregnant again but had a miscarriage. And straight away again, she got pregnant for the third time and had her second child at 15, basically when she was a child herself. I don't know much about the father of her kids. Maybe he was a good man who felt it was his right because she was his wife, and he protected her. I don't know more about him than what Susan just told me here. I was just about to ask her about that when she told me that he suddenly – and unexpectedly got sick and died. “Then their father mysteriously fell sick for one week and passed on. I didn't even know he was sick. I didn't know what he suffered off anything.” There she was, at 16, a widow with two children. So, she went home to her parents, who forced her to marry another soldier – for her safety. And shortly after that, she had another baby. Three children and two husbands – still as a teenager. THE SECOND HUSBAND DIES TOO Susan's new husband was sent to Somalia as a soldier and never returned. She never heard from him again, and Susan was getting increasingly frustrated and unable to feed herself and her children. Not only was Susan frustrated and hungry. She was also suffering with her health and getting more and more weak. Then in the middle of all this, they were kicked out of the house they were in. As things got increasingly hopeless, Susan's sisters came to her aid. They helped her get on a bus here to Kampala. Susan barely made it to Kampala alive. She was unconscious when the bus arrived at Kampala with her and her three small children. Immediately she was rushed to the hospital, where she was diagnosed with HIV, cancer, and tuberculosis. AFFORDING MEDICATION When Susan Laker defied all odds and she was able to fight herself back to consciousness and life for her children, she was just 23. She had a ten-year-old boy and two girls nine and four. She managed to stay alive but was now faced with another problem. The children didn't go to school, and Susan herself couldn't read, write, or speak English. That meant that she couldn't get a job making decent money to feed herself – and now also afford the expensive medicine for her tuberculosis, cancer, and HIV. KIDS WORKING AT THE QUARRY She was too weak to work, so she had no option but to have her children work for her. A ten-year-old, an eight-year-old, and a five-year-old crushing stones in the stone quarry from early in the morning every day. As you heard in the latest episode, this is hard work and poorly paid. On some days, the 10-year-old boy, Derek, was able to crush enough stones to make 1000 Ugandan Shillings, the 8-year-old girl, Peace, could 500 shillings, and the little 5-year-old girl around 200 shillings. That's 1700 shillings and not even half a dollar – 41 Euro cents and 48 American cents for a long day of hard work from early morning. FIGHTING DEADLY DISEASES ON AN EMPTY STOMACH Susan was on strong medication when all of this was happening, and that's not something you should take on an empty stomach. So, the doctors gave her some food and milk to have before the medicine. And that helped. After nine months she was tuberculosis-free and ready for chemotherapy to fight off her Stage 2 cancer. Another nine months later, she was declared cancer-free too. She also got treated with medicine to keep the HIV virus suppressed, and after five years on medication, her CD4 counts showed that the virus was not detected anymore. Of course, she still takes her HIV medicine every day, but she is fully recovered from all three deadly diseases. And at this point, we've almost come full circle from where we started in the first episode. This was around the time when Susan met Stella for the first time in 2008. Stella helped Susan, who went back to school and learned to read and write – and speak English with Stella when she came back a few years later. Together they founded 22STARS paper jewellery business and the 22STARS Foundation. SUPORT 22STARS With a lot of willpower and a bit of luck meeting the Dutch/German woman Stella Romana when she did, she managed to turn life around for herself and her children. And together, they continue to do the same for many more people in the community. Again, go to Foundation22Stars.org to see the different ways of supporting. If you want to get involved with the good work 22STARS Foundation is doing, helping families in Uganda, go to www.foundation22stars.org, and see what you can do. You can sponsor a child, or support emergency needs by simply making a donation to one of the different programs such as nutrition, microloans, computer lessons, music classes, or medicine. I've linked to all of this in the note section of your podcast app and on theradiovagabond.com. Thank you to Susan Laker for sharing her inspiring story. My name is Palle Bo, and I gotta keep moving. See you.
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Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, an all-women led Home Run Applesauce podcast where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week, we begin by discussing the terrible, no good, very bad week of Mets baseball, especially the pitching staff performing historically poorly. We also talk about Max Scherzer potentially pitching through an injury and Brett Baty and Francisco Álvarez providing a silver lining by coming into their own. We also reflect on Matt Harvey's retirement and cover the Mets releasing Khalil Lee. In our baseball segment this week, we talk about the Angels continuing to be bad at media relations and the other LA baseball team's secret baseball academy in Uganda. We also note the happy occasion of two female coaches facing off against each other in High-A for the first time. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what's making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Home Run Applesauce podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can also support our work by subscribing to our Patreon, which will get you bonus episodes, access to our Discord server, livestream experiences, an exclusively monthly playlist, and more! You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter and Instagram (@apodoftheirown) and you can follow Home Run Applesauce on Twitter and Instagram (@HRApplesauce). You can also follow our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at email@example.com. Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every week and don't forget: there's no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What's the difference between ‘sports development' and ‘sport for development' and how are organisations using sport as a tool to generate social change.This chapter explores the powerful impact sport can have on the some of the most prevalent problems affecting women in the global South such as gender based violence, childhood marriage and lack of education opportunities.We consider what it is that makes sport so powerful, and talk to leaders in the space including Radha Balani, Lex Chalat, Maria Bobenrieth and Katie Sadlier, who generously share their expertise. Examples of current programmes for women and girls are also highlighted, along with the incredible impact they are making in places like Kenya, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Uganda, Sudan and Brazil.The episode finishes with the conclusion to Game On and my thoughts on the way forward for women's sport and how we can all play our part. Find out more about The Game Changers podcast here: https://www.fearlesswomen.co.uk/thegamechangersHosted by Sue AnstissProduced by Sam Walker, What Goes On MediaA Fearless Women production
It's Tuesday, May 9th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@theWorldview.com) By Kevin Swanson Oregon denied woman adoption over her Biblical view on sexuality Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a federal lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Human Services for denying a Christian woman's right to adopt because she opposes homosexuality and transgenderism. Jessica Bates, a widow and single mom of five children, got in trouble in the adoption process for refusing to agree with the state policy which affirms sexual sins. ADF Senior Counsel Jonathan Scruggs noted that, “Oregon's policy amounts to an ideological litmus test: people who hold secular or ‘progressive' views on sexual orientation and gender identity are eligible to participate in child welfare programs, while people of faith, with religiously- informed views, are disqualified because they don't agree with the state's orthodoxy.” Germany cracking down on homeschoolers again Germany cracked down on Christians who were homeschooling their children in the early 2000s. But now, the German government has denied accreditation to a program produced by the Association for Decentralized Learning, reports CBN News. It's a part-time homeschool, part-time classroom approach. The administrative courts were concerned that “the students spend little time together during breaks and between lessons.” This denial of accreditation comes despite the fact that the school has a record of taking the “same examinations as those in public schools and maintaining above average grade points.” Alliance Defending Freedom International is appealing the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Uganda cracks down on homosexuality In other international news, the African nation of Uganda is moving towards stricter control on the sin of homosexual behavior, reports The Monitor. Among the new provisions is the requirement to report a homosexual crime when a child is involved. Failure to do so would result in five years in jail or a fine of about $3,000. Plus, the “knowing promotion” of homosexuality in Ugandan society could also result in a 20-year prison sentence. Romans 13:4-5 reminds us that the civil magistrate “is God's minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God's minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.” Montana's five new pro-life laws Montana's Republican Governor, Greg Gianforte, signed five pro-life bills into law last week, reports The Associated Press. The bills ban infanticide after birth as well as all abortions after viability. Sadly, mothers will still be permitted to kill their unborn babies under 24 weeks of age gestationally. Also, they will have to pay for the killings themselves. The new legislation forbids the use of taxpayer money to kill babies in Montana. Trump-era immigration restrictions about to be lifted This Thursday, Trump-era restrictions on immigration will be lifted. The Biden administration anticipates about 13,000 illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. on a daily basis — or about 5,000,000 illegals a year. Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has issued a "Texas Tactical Border Force” to ward off some of the inflow. ABBOTT: “Texas is doing more than any state in the history of the United States of America to defend our border. That includes deploying up to 10,000 National Guard members and 1,200 Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers.” U.S. Border Patrol Chief Raul Ortiz reports record numbers this weekend including 26,382 apprehensions and 7,399 “got-aways” over the last three days. Between 2010 and 2020, the Border Patrol reported an average of about 1,400 arrests per day. Double Texas tragedy As The Worldview reported on May 8th, a mass-murder at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas on Saturday left eight people dead — in what turned out to be the second most deadly mass shooting in 2023. Suspect Mauricio Garcia was shot by police. Then, on Sunday morning, a driver plowed his SUV into a crowd of Venezuelans outside a migrant center in Brownsville, Texas, killing eight and wounding another 10 people, reports ABC News. Police have arrested suspect/driver George Alvarez in the rampage. Texas GOP Rep resigns over alleged affair with aide Also in Texas news, former Baptist pastor, and Texas GOP House Representative Bryan Slaton resigned from his position in the legislature after news surfaced concerning his alleged affair with a 19-year-old female staffer. The House Committee on General Investigating had recommended his expulsion. Slaton was an advocate for abolishing abortion in Texas, and he had attempted a bill to make abortion punishable by death back in 2021. Proverbs 25:26 says, “A righteous man who falters before the wicked Is like a murky spring and a polluted well.” Troubling inflation vs. solid precious metals And finally, it's been a bad year for inflation and everything else, except for silver and gold. Silver is up 22% year over year, now at $25.60 per ounce. Gold is up 8%, year-over-year, at $2,020 per ounce, reports Reuters. The NASDAQ Composite Index is down 11% year-over-year, and Bitcoin is down 21% year-over-year. Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Tuesday, May 9th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Carol Ward has a unique call on her life, to "go where no one wants to go." That call has sent her into some of the darkest places in the world, including war-torn regions of Uganda and South Sudan, where she shares love with those who feel most forgotten. Carol, the child of missionaries, is the founder and director of Favor of God Ministries, which seeks to change whole nations one person and one prayer at a time. Join us for a conversation with a woman of God who is living at the radical edge of obedience.
Emmi is so excited about what the Lord taught her on her mission in Uganda.
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Hard Questions Last week we spoke with Dr. Don Williams about his book “The Young Christian's Survival Guide.” In this podcast, he told us that his Grandfather was an illiterate country farmer from central Georgia and yet he had a tradition that marked Dr. Williams' life forever. He required the youngest of his nine children (who was literate) to read the Bible aloud for him each evening when he came in from the fields. His commitment to scripture marked Dr. Don's father and in turn, marked Dr. Don. He genuinely loved the Lord and God's word, despite his flaws. He had a real foundation. And this foundation is where apologetics truly starts. A person's apologetics can only begin to be effective when that person is living a life of sacrificial love for the Lord. This conversation continues in this week's podcast. Discussing Biblical Truth with Don Williams Dr. Donald Williams is a professor emeritus of Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa Falls, Georgia. Dr. Williams calls himself a border dweller. He says he stays permanently camped out in the borders between theology, literature, serious scholarship, and pastoral ministry. So to speak, Narnia and The Middle Earth. Dr. Williams has authored 13 books including “The Young Christian's Survival Guide: Common Questions Young Christians Are Asked about God, the Bible, and the Christian Faith Answered.” He is a pastor and church planter and has taken the gospel to places like Bulgaria, Uganda, India, and of course here in the United States. Episode Highlights: What is the biggest contributor for why kids are walking away from the church? The problem wasn't that they didn't have answers it was what? What backs up Jesus' supreme confidence? What is the purpose of answering a question with a question? Why are the Beatitudes so “dramatic?" Image from Canva
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Hii leo jaridani tanaangazia Jukwaa la Umoja wa Mataifa la misitu linaloendelea hapa makao makuu, vita dhidi ya ukimwi Moldova. Makala tunakupeleka nchini Uganda na Mashinani nchini Rwanda, kulikoni?Jukwaa la 18 la Umoja wa Mataifa la misitu limeanza leo kwenye makao Makuu ya Umoja huo mjini New York Marekani likiwaleta pamoja wadau mbalimbali wakiwemo nchi wanachama wa Umoja wa Mataifa, mfumo wa Umoja wa Mataifa, mashirika ya kimataifa na kikanda na wadau wa misitu ili kujadili thamani ya rasilimali hiyo muhimu kwa binadamu na mazingira.Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa linalohusika na vita dhidi ya ukimwi UNAIDS limesema ili kuhakikisha ukimwi unatokomezwa ifikapo mwaka 2030 basi kila mtu anapaswa kujumuishwa katika vita hiyo ikiwemo wafungwa na wanaotumia mihadarati, kwani mifumo mingi ya magereza inajitahidi kukabiliana na msongamano, rasilimali duni, ufikiaji mdogo wa huduma za afya na huduma zingine za msingi, vurugu na matumizi ya dawa za kulevya.Makala inatupeleka Uganda kumulika juhudi zinazofanywa na shirika la umoja wa Mataifa la kuhudumia watoto UNICEF kupambana na malaria.Mashinani tutaeleke nchini Rwanda kumsikia mkimbizi kutoka Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Congo, DRC ambaye sasa ana matumaini baada ya kupokea msaada wa kibinadamu.Mwenyeji wako ni Anold Kayanda, Karibu!
I conservatori non sono andati bene alle elezioni amministrative e le inondazioni tra Ruanda e Uganda
Malaria ni moja ya magonjwa hatari zaidi duniani ikielezwa na ripoiti ya mwaka 2022 ya shirika la afya la Umoja wa Mataifa WHO kuwa ilikatili maisha ya watu 619,000 duniani kote mwaka 2021 na waliougua ugonjwa huo kufikia milioni 247.Shirika hilo linasema asilimia kubwa ya vifo na wagonjwa wako barani Afrika hasa Kusini mwa Jangwa la Sahara. Uganda ni moja ya mataifa yaliyoathirika na ugonjwa huo na wahanga wakubwa ni watoto walio na umri wa chini ya miaka mitano. Kwa kulitambua hilo shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la kuhudumia watoto UNICEF kwa kushirikiana na wadau limeanzisha program ya kuziwezesha timu za wahudumu wa afya wa vijijini VHT kushiriki katika vita dhidi ya malaria ikiwemo kwenye wilaya ya Ntungamo. Je wanafanya nini na program hiyo ina tija gani? Ungana na Selina Jerobon katika Makala hii kwa undani zaidi.
Nepal's dream of playing Pakistan and India is realised after claiming the ACC Premier Cup, while Uganda dominate again to claim the Capricorn Series, and Thailand's women flex their muscles.
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The Ugandan-born model how he is finding purpose in pursuing an unconventional career to support his family and the community he comes from.Background: At BoF VOICES 2022, fashion model Dennis Okwera spoke about his childhood in Uganda, fleeing home to avoid the violent life of becoming a child soldier in the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army, coming to the UK as a refugee at the age of nine. Though he was scouted multiple times while living in the UK, it wasn't until he was attending university that Okwera decided to pursue modelling. This week on the BoF podcast, model Okwera discusses his childhood escaping a guerilla army in Uganda, his adult life as a model in the UK and how he used his success to give back to his community. “Let's just be a little bit kinder to each other, especially to refugees. Just see them with an open mindset; we're just looking for security and freedom, that's it really,” said Okwera. Key Insights:After Okwera was scouted he said at first his father objected to the idea of him modelling. “The first time I got scouted, my dad was like; ‘No, no, you're not doing it.' You know, this is an African dad who thinks anything outside of education is a complete failure,” he saysWhen Okwera first started his modelling career he had the opportunity to work with designer Grace Wales Bonner when she was still a student attending Central Saint Martins. Thanks to his career in modelling, Okwera was able to put his cousins through school and support his aunt who was diagnosed with HIV. Okwera says the “sole purpose” of him pursuing a modelling career was to support his family. After travelling back to Uganda to donate sanitary essentials like diapers and formula, Okwera reunited with his mother after 24 years of being away. “I didn't know what it was like to have your own mum,” said Okwera. Additional Resources:BoF VOICES 2022: Live Your Best Life: During last year's BoF VOICES model Dennis Okwera discussed his childhood escaping the rebel group, Lord's Resistance Army and fleeing Uganda to live in the UK. To subscribe to the BoF Podcast, please follow this link. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
One of the first radio programs produced and aired on WGLS-FM is "Educational Forum", a show focused on keeping listeners updated on changes and events in education. This show from May 3, 1965 included guest John Musoke, a visiting student from Uganda. Musoke answered questions from Glassboro State College professors Marius Livingston and Dr. Bergen Mixfall regarding the state of Uganda. Livingston and Mixfall also covered Musoke's cultural background and Uganda's political affairs in the 1960s. Musoke visited the states while attending Salem County Vocational Technical School, which is located in Pilesgrove, NJ.
On today's episode, Bob Goff joins Katherine is sharing how he has used the good and the hard parts of his story to bring joy to the people around him. Bob is the author of the newly released New York Times best-seller, Undistracted as well as the NYT bestselling books Love Does, Everybody Always, and Dream Big. He is the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Uganda, an attorney, and the founder of Love Does—a nonprofit human rights organization operating in India, Uganda, Nepal, Somalia, Afghanistan, USA, Congo and Dominican Republic. He's a lover of balloons, cake pops, and helping people pursue their big dreams. You can learn more about Bob on his website, and find him on Instagram. To learn more about Hope Heals, you can find us at: www.hopeheals.com www.mendcoffee.org www.hopehealscamp.com www.instagram.com/hopeheals
It's Thursday, May 4th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Christian college student killed in Uganda over his evangelism A Christian college student was killed in Uganda last month for sharing the gospel with Muslims. Jeremiah Mwanga was attending the Uganda Christian School of Professionals in northern Uganda. His friend told Morning Star News, “Jeremiah complained about messages from one of the students threatening to kill him for misleading Muslims by preaching to them the gospel of Christ as well as converting them to the Christian faith in the school.” The attack is the latest incident of persecution reported in the East African country. 120,000 Peruvians march for life Nearly, 120,000 people participated in a pro-life march last month in Peru. Abortion is illegal in most cases in Peru. By contrast, other South American countries like Argentina and Colombia have been legalizing the murder of unborn babies in recent years. Most of Peru's population identifies as Christian with 76% in the Catholic church and 14% identifying as Protestant. Chicago City Council pays $205,000 settlement to evangelists After years of litigation, the Chicago City Council finally agreed to a $205,000 settlement with four Christian evangelists two weeks ago. Back in 2018, security at Chicago's 24-acre Millennium Park prohibited four Wheaton College students with the Chicago Evangelism Team from sharing their faith at the park. The students filed a lawsuit in response. The case eventually led Chicago to rewrite its rules for Millennium Park, allowing more freedom for evangelists to preach and hand out literature. Multiple students in the case told World Magazine that they plan to put the money they received from the settlement into ministry. Jeremy Chong said, “I made a personal vow that I wouldn't keep a penny of it, and that I would use it all for the sake of the Gospel. My number one desire is to plant a Reformed church in Chicago.” Vermont promotes euthanasia tourism On Tuesday, Vermont became the first state to remove the residency requirement from its euthanasia law. Now, terminally ill people from out-of-state can come to Vermont to end their lives. Currently, 10 states allow medically-assisted suicide. Mary Hahn Beerworth with Vermont Right to Life said, “To be clear, [we] opposed the underlying concept behind assisted suicide and opposed the move to remove the residency requirement as there are still no safeguards that protect vulnerable patients from coercion.” Isaiah 59:7 says, “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.” Kansas: Your born sex is your sex Meanwhile, Kansas became the first state to define a person's sex as the biological sex at their birth. Lawmakers in the state passed the law last week, overriding a veto from Democratic Governor Laura Kelly. The law would respect God's distinction between male and female in restrooms, sports programs, locker rooms, prisons, and domestic violence shelters. Presbyterian Church (USA) lost 100 congregations last year The Presbyterian Church (USA) continued its decline last year, according to its latest statistics. The mainline Protestant denomination lost over 100 congregations and over 53,000 members last year. The PCUSA now has 1.140 million members, down from 2.5 million in 2000. A spokesperson for the denomination said their challenge is to “Look for new ways to engage and welcome young people into the fold. . . . We need to remind them that Jesus Christ is still in our midst and that means finding new, innovative ways to be church.” Apparently such innovations have included the denomination's support for abortion and sexually perverted lifestyles. Revelation 2:5 says, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.” Anniversary of the Apostle to Greenland And finally, this week is the anniversary of when Hans Egede set sail for Greenland to bring the Gospel to the Inuit people. Hans left Norway with his wife and four children in early May 1721. He established a mission on the island and began learning the language of the local people. The work was difficult and lonely. Hans and his sons, along with other missionaries, went along the coast of Greenland spreading the Bible to the Inuit people. Their work led to several mission and trading stations, books, maps, and the first dictionary of Greenlandic language. Hans' wife died on the mission field in 1734, and he returned to Denmark the next year. His son, Paul, carried on the work. By 1744, Paul had produced a translation of the four Gospels. By 1766, the whole Testament was translated. Hans Egede is known as the Apostle of Greenland for his work. He also founded the island's capital Godthåb, now called Nuuk. To this day, Greenland is predominantly Christian with over 95% of the population identifying as Protestant. Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, May 4th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast at www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. I'm Adam McManus (Adam@TheWorldview.com). Seize the day for Jesus Christ.
Jason Fileta didn't start out as an environmental activist. His first passion was to alleviate the suffering of the poor and hungry. As he met and heard the stories from those struggling with poverty and hunger he often asked them the question: if we could get a million Christians in North America to raise their voices on an issue that impacts your community, what would it be? He was surprised when a farmer in Uganda said climate change. But then he started to hear story after story of how climate change has made the lives of people harder, and this has led Jason to understand the deep connection between our caring for the planet and the lives of the poor and hungry around the world. This episode original aired on September 30th, 2021. Join a conversation about this episode on the BioLogos Forum.
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This week on ATTITUDES! Kansas state legislature's roller coaster ride of passing hateful laws, then Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly vetos them, then they override her vetos, and Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill is sent back for not being harsh enough. Are you coming to Bonnet-Con? Watch the episode on patreon.com/attitudes. #yougotthisgirl Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How did I seemingly "all of a sudden" become a short-term missionary mom on her way to the country of Uganda? Well, it's both straight-line simple as well as twists-and-turns simple - but it's all incredibly put together by God. And my friend Jill Savage has quite a lot to do with it. In this first episode in my series "For God So Loved the World", I've invited Jill to share her story of how she and her husband Mark were invited by an organization called Promise International to come and host a marriage conference for pastors in Jinja, Uganda, and how I'm not being taken along for the ride to hold Bible teaching sessions with a few hundred outcast moms of special needs children. You're gonna love this story - it's only a story that God can do. CONNECT WITH JILL & MARK SAVAGE https://jillsavage.org/ Her podcast: The No More Perfect Podcast SUPPORT FOR UGANDA Learn how I'm raising support for this trip at the link below: needlemovers.org/uganda Check out my Promise International Wish List too! Uganda Amazon Wish List needlemovers.org/amazonwishlist FREE Mini-Course - Make a Rest Plan Exchange a life that feels over-extended for one that feels rested & refreshed. Understand why sleep is not the primary way to rest. Discover 7 ways to rest and identify which ones you need right now. Proactively resist burnout, or start your burnout recovery. Connect with God in prayer around your rest needs. You can turn burnout around, and it begins with knowing how to rest. Enroll HERE. Websites: deannamason.com needlemovers.org --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/refreshedmomspodcast/message
World News in 7 minutes. Wednesday 3rd May 2023.Support us and read the transcripts at send7.org/transcriptsToday: Sudan ceasefire talks. Uganda soldier kills minister. China citizen journalist freed. Israel prisoner dies. Qatar Indian spies. Ukraine Russia report. French pension protests. US bodies found. Mexico Turkey puppy gift. With Namitha Ragunath Khadija Tahir.Please leave a rating on Apple podcasts or Spotify.Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or send an audio message at speakpipe.com/send7If you enjoy the podcast please help to support us at send7.org/supportSEND7 (Simple English News Daily in 7 minutes) tells the most important world news stories in intermediate English. Every day, listen to the most important stories from every part of the world in slow, clear English. Whether you are an intermediate learner trying to improve your advanced, technical and business English, or if you are a native speaker who just wants to hear a summary of world news as fast as possible, join Stephen Devincenzi, Namitha Ragunath and Juliet Martin every morning. Transcripts can be found at send7.org/transcripts. Simple English News Daily is the perfect way to start your day, by practising your listening skills and understanding complicated stories in a simple way. It is also highly valuable for IELTS and TOEFL students. Students, teachers, and people with English as a second language, tell us that they listen to SEND7 because they can learn English through hard topics, but simple grammar. We believe that the best way to improve your spoken English is to immerse yourself in real-life content, such as what our podcast provides. SEND7 covers all news including politics, business, natural events and human rights. Whether it is happening in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas or Oceania, you will hear it on SEND7, and you will understand it.For more information visit send7.org/contact
In this episode, brilliant minds are warning us about the dangers of AI. What happens when machines become sentient? Using the guise of feminism to push transphobic beliefs.
As we see an increasing number of culturally diverse patients in our US-based practices or on the mission field, our understanding of cultural influences in healthcare and our own biases is essential. How can we develop an eye to see where a patient’s values and worldview may differ from our own? We will review an approach to cultural humility highlighted by medical missions case studies. Presentation Slides: https://bit.ly/gmhc2022_davidnarita_culturalhumility
Fighting is continuing in various parts of Sudan. The army chief, Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo of the rival Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group, have agreed to a seven day ceasefire starting on Thursday. The two have also agreed to sit down for peace talks in neighbouring South Sudan. Today is World Press Freedom Day, we hear from a journalist from Somalia on the challenges of reporting in the country. An update on devastating floods in Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda.
The Colorado legislative session wraps up imminently. The budget for 2023-2024 has passed, which outlines state spending totaling $41.1 billion. It's a number larger than the GDP of Libya, Bolivia, Uganda, Iceland and dozens of other countries. $41.1 billion also represents a 4.2% increase over last year and the largest budget in Colorado history. As the legislature works fast and furiously to finish out the session, much debate remains on top issues pressing to Coloradans, including housing, crime, workforce, to just name a few. Host and Chairman Earl Wright welcomes Owner and Principal Lobbyist at Sanchez Policy Works, Jordan Sanchez, and CSI's Director of Legislative Services, Jake Zambrano to recap this year's legislative session, discuss emergent themes, unpack fiscal policy, and delve into the key issues faced. What should Coloradans focus most pressingly on? What issues remain? And fiscal cliffs has the body faced as they seek to move Colorado forward? All of these questions and more will be answered in the latest edition of Common Sense Digest. Thank you for listening to Common Sense Digest. Please rate, review, and subscribe on your favorite podcatcher. All of our podcasts can be found here. Jordan Sanchez is the Owner and Principal Lobbyist at Sanchez Policy Works which specializes in fiscal policy lobbying. Services include tracking, monitoring, and active advocacy throughout the annual budget process as it unfolds within the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Colorado. Additionally, Sanchez Policy Works monitors and advocates on policy implementation. Jake Zambrano is Director of Legislative Services for Common Sense Institute. Jake has specialized in state government relations, public affairs, grassroots advocacy, and political campaign management for over 20 years. He has represented a number of clients at the Colorado General Assembly including Colorado Mesa University, Medtronic, Boehringer – Ingelheim, Extraction Oil and Gas, and Teladoc to name a few.
Veteran Ugandan LGBTQ activist Frank Mugisha lobbies for support against the world's most draconian legislation, an infamous measure that's been circulating in various forms for more than a decade (interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!). Plus: U.S. President Joe Biden serves humor at White House Correspondents Dinner. And in NewsWrap: Hungarian President Katalin Novák vetoes an Orban-backed bill bill that allows citizens to report same-gender couples with children, Tokyo Rainbow Pride returns to press the Japanese government on marriage equality, NBA Miami hero Dwayne Wade has left Florida for his trans daughter's safety, Disney Company files suit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over his efforts to punish the company's criticism of the “Don't Say Gay” law, 300 drag queens and their supporters storm the Florida statehouse, lawsuits stall gender-affirming healthcare bans in Missouri and Tennessee, Montana's transgender state Representative Zooey Zephyr keeps making her point despite being barred from speaking, and more international LGBTQ news reported this week by David Hunt and Melanie Keller (produced by Brian DeShazor). All this on the May 1, 2023 edition of This Way Out! Join our family of listener-donors today at http://thiswayout.org/donate/