25 Burst results for "Caymans"
"caymans" Discussed on The Crypto Overnighter
"They're working with the coin flex cofounders and want to raise $25 million. This new exchange would be called GTX and we'll focus on claims from bankrupt firms, something they know a little bit about. The exchange will use a legal team to simplify and speed up the process of buying claims and will aim to become the top marketplace for these types of claims. GTX plan select customers use claims as collateral for trading, which is different from other claim market operators. They also plan to fill the power vacuum left by FTX and expand into regulated markets like the stock market. Coin flex is a cryptocurrency exchange that halted withdrawals in June. That said, they did resume partial withdrawals the next month. They also sued a user to fill in $84 million hole in their balance sheet and are now restructuring. Three arrows capital was forced to shut down on June 27th. Soon after its founders went missing. Soon Davies are now believed to be in Indonesia and the UAE respectively. Sue returned to Twitter in November, and accused FTX and digital currency group of causing three arrows capital downfall. Sue and Davies were asked to respond to legal documents on Twitter on January 5th after they refused to accept them through their lawyers in Singapore where the company was based. And that's going to do it for us tonight. I want to thank you, my listeners, because when you stop listening, I will stop talking. We'll see you tomorrow night.
"caymans" Discussed on The Crypto Overnighter
"Monetary authority in January of 2021. Since then, sema asks for more information in October of 2022, and then later rejected the application in December of last year. Now next so claims that sima did not give clear and detailed reasons for this rejection, and that the authority broke its duty to provide such explanations. So they're claiming that sema plays too much weight on enforcement actions against the company. They cited incidents in the UK courts and state level regulators in the United States filed cease and desist orders against nexo in 2022. Now nexo stated that they cooperated with all regulatory inquiries, but announced in December that their planning to gradually stop operations in the United States due to a lack of regulatory clarity. Meanwhile, binance and huobi worked together to stop hackers from using stolen Bitcoin. Now, binance found out that hackers from the harmony bridge exploit were using Kobe to launder the stolen money. Binance contacted Toby and helped them freeze the stolen Bitcoin and recover it. The exchanges got back 121 Bitcoin, which was worth about $2.5 million. Now, before binance and will be stopped the hackers, someone noticed that the hackers were moving 41,000 Ethereum, which was worth about $64 million. The hackers put the stolen assets in three different crypto exchanges after they moved the funds. But it was not mentioned which exchanges were used. On June 24th, 2022, the harmony team found out about the hack and reported that $100 million was stolen. This hack showed that there were problems with horizon bridges multi sig wallets that people had already talked about. On June 30th, it was discovered that the Lazarus group, which is a North Korean hacking group, they were probably behind the $100 million hack. A company that studies blockchain found that the way the hack was done was similar to other hacks that the Lazarus group is used. This is one of the biggest tax of last year. Now people think the Lazarus group got employee log information to get into harmony system. Then they used programs to move the stolen assets. Meanwhile, CDC alert. Because central banks around the world are continuing to develop digital assets. We watched as China recently started using its own digital currency in some studies, including the Winter Olympics. Then you've got banks like the Bank of England. Now if they're thinking about doing the same. And we've talked about the fact that Nigeria's digital currency hasn't been getting used much. India has started a test program and Mexico is planning to release a digital version of its currency. So it's with that as a backdrop that we have Tony Yates. Now, Tony Yates is a former adviser for the Bank of England. And he wrote in the Financial Times that he does not think the Central Bank digital currencies are a good idea. No, he believes that creating digital currencies is too difficult and risky. He said that many countries already have digital money, so it's not clear why they need to create new digital money. He thinks the reasons for creating CDC's are suspicious. But while he says that CDC's are too difficult and too risky to implement, he also believes that they could be used to stop other digital currencies like Bitcoin.
"caymans" Discussed on Grazing
"How the years during this play, there would be animals that would come up, while the play was going on like a dog or a cat or something and it'd be walking through the crowd and they didn't know who it belonged to, but part of the legend goes that I think one of the things that the bail family started experiencing was seeing strange animals out on the farm. I think there was a big black dog or there was a dog that it had a dog body, but the head of a rabbit or something that was huge. Right. Right. But he was talking about how there was a cat one time and it'd be of course it's dark. It's a night when they had to play. They would be going in and out of the chairs, and that cat's tail would rub up against people's legs and they'd scare them to death. But man, they did a fantastic job of putting that play on. And there is a there's a replica of the old bell homestead there. Is that right? The old cabin that sits there. There is a cave in on the school grounds. And it came from theod Dickinson's farm down on the river. Theo had a farm in the age of atoms and then he had another one down in the loop of the river below the bales, and the veil, some of the bales actually owned that at one time. And that was a sharecropper cabin on the farm. And non technical junior moved it to the school grounds Theo gave it to the city. And Don Junior moved it for him. So that's not that's not actually a bale house, but it's a sharecropper's house off a part of the Belfast. Okay, all right. Well, I know that there is certain artifacts I guess you would call supposedly from the original homestead. On one of these websites on the Internet, there was a picture of supposedly one of the old pieces of limestone from the original chimney of the homestead, and there was some kind of old cast iron pot somewhere that said the bale family used back then. Do you know of anybody personally around there that supposedly owns any of these artifacts from? I do not, but I'm gonna venture against society that if I own it, they don't want anybody to know they have. Right, yeah. Because I could be cursed. But back to the cabin and she were talking about it and the pictures and whatnot of the cave. Now they're surveillance cameras in the cabin at around the cabin. We have to deal with kids in the neighborhood and whatnot. And there's a big monitor in analytics office at city house. She's a recorder there. And I do my honor maintenance and stuff on. So I'm in now they're all time. Well, you go in or sometimes and the little squire part on the monitor that shows a Cayman will be blank. Or you'll be washing it and you'll say something go bad. You know, she'd be like, what was that? And you can't explain that either, but you know, that's not a bale hospital cabin. It was theirs. I didn't actually have any, but then there's stuff like that, going on. And that's happening today. You know, you were talking about people 30 years ago taking pictures in the cave, well, this stuff with the caymans going on right now. And there's a group called the GPS gateway paranormal society. In a real good, macho boy. They've got real jobs, but they do this for entertainment..
Wet Notes - 9-27-21
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for monday. September twenty seventh two thousand and twenty one first up. I want to congratulate tech clark and a dive locker. Podcast on celebrating the second anniversary for those who don't know about this. Podcast tech. Started this to help die professionals with various topics and techniques. But it's not just for dive professionals. I remember listening to the first episode. Way back in two thousand nineteen just before dima that year i've come to look forward to each weekly episode tech plans to keep the show going and has teed up a lot of great new content for the year year ahead. So i'd encourage you to check out the dive locker podcast. There's a lot of great information and perspective on things that hopefully will give you something to think about. Scuba shack is a proud patron of the dive locker. By the way tech also hosts a podcast titled the league of extraordinary divers. Where you can listen to some of the giants of our industry. Great job tech. Keep it coming now. I don't know what it is. But i seem to be a sucker for a message in a bottle story. So here's another one this time. The story involves a bottle that was washed up on the shores of the big island of hawaii. The bottle started his journey thirty seven years ago from japan and it was put in the water by school children. As part of an experiment in monitoring ocean currents the number of bottles were cast into the ocean in nineteen eighty-four from choshi highschool hawaii's about six thousand kilometers or four thousand three hundred miles from the launch point now. The bottle was found by abbie graham while her family was visiting a beach near hilo. It is estimated that about seven hundred and fifty of these bottles were tossed into the ocean between nineteen eighty four and nineteen eighty five. The last time one was found was in two thousand and two on kake. Jima island overall. The bottles have been found in seventeen. Different locations including okinawa the philippines china and even the west coast of the united states. I just get fascinated by these stories and often wonder just how many messages in bottles are out there in the ocean now. Last week we got an email from the clearly clearly came in resorts and it wasn't good. News clearly came in resorts include cobalt coast on grand cayman. Little came beach resort and cayman. Brac beach resort. The news informed us that the cayman borders will remain closed until two thousand twenty two. Now that's tough at a recent press conference to premier indicated that phase. Three of the original plan will start sometime. In february given the rise in cove in nineteen cases the resorts are now planning on opening on february. Fifth two thousand twenty two. Now this has been a really tough situation. If you remember way back in april i reported that the plan was to open in late april or early may two thousand and twenty one. It's been a long and difficult road for a lot of places. Surely the caymans are feeling abroad. We hope it gets resolved before october. Twenty twenty two trip yet. That on certain there's been a great deal of communication coming from tom. Ingram the president and ceo of dima the dive equipment marketing association regarding the two thousand twenty one show in las vegas. Tom unequivocal be states. That the show has absolutely no plans. Of cancelling now they did indicate that accordance with the local health mandates. Everyone will be required to wear a mask on the exhibit floor. There are several large past exhibitors. Who are forgoing the show this year causing some to question whether it should even take place. I know we've been getting a lot of surveys from our vendors as to whether we plan to go or not right now matt and i will be there. Tom indicated that it would be extremely difficult to cancel at this late date. Given the contracts that are in place and that if it were cancelled it would seriously impact demon's ability to put on these shows in the future. So we're looking forward to a successful show this year out in las vegas and finally today. I wanna talk about a piece of underwater camera gear that you might just want to consider. There was an article from sport diver magazine by john widow titled great camera accessories for underwater photography. It was a scuba lab review of the products that the staff took diving at alexander springs in central florida. First on the list was a sea life. Sport diver smartphone housing. Now that's pretty cool. I can remember my first. Underwater camera was sealife. Reef master with a whopping three mega pixels now. This housing will fit a number of iphones and android smartphones. The housing is bluetooth enabled and his rate it to one hundred and thirty feet. The sea life sport diver smartphone. Housing comes with a vacuum seal and duly alarms when you purchase the housing. You'll get a free app that will give you access to most of your phones. Usual camera functions also included is a red filter. And if that's not enough to housing allows you to put in those sealife life color changing moisture. Munchers he i remember those now. The housing isn't cheap. It retails for two hundred ninety nine dollars and ninety five cents. Us but if you wanna travel light and still get some great underwater shots of your adventures check out the c. Life sport diver smartphone housing at sea. Life fash cameras dot com. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio.
"caymans" Discussed on The Fighter And The Kid
"Like we're out damn game career now he's game the gates. Yeah we've all heard or something pass. Yeah i pass swedes. Good caymans gonna go and like ten years virtual. They're already you put those fucking helmets on. I thought i was playing ping pong at this stupid fuck name. My son has and i'm in. I'm house and mild house with the cement floors and stuff and the ball gets hits the net and it rolls you went to pick it can reach for it and i fell over and it makes you wonder if we're actually living hyper simulated reality right now. wonder so weird man so fucking weird is new. York lockdown like Listen the media makes la seem like north korea. But yeah that's not too bad here. Is new york pretty similar to here. Yeah just not as bad. You're stuck with like when the the height of it. I was talking to you about it and he moved to miami. He's like yeah. They're like can eat outdoor outdoor dining openings. Dude it's fucking snowy. Who's getting fuck up fat right. He's like so they may seem like oh all good. Small businesses can stay. Open can eat outside. He's like nobody wants to fuck you. New york new york. They just built into built rooms and said it was outside like just because it was they were like and then the seller. And the there's no comedy go into. That was yeah. That was all closed now right now. It's fully fully fully back south again. Yeah yeah and so you have to show that on your funny. Yeah they have to show that the the people the fans do yes but not vote. No did you when you were doing your special did you. You did you find yourself kind of nervous about dan. Do you feel like you have to dance around subjects or did thought. Yeah no no. I no. I don't think i don't think so. Yeah that's you're praying though. I mean. I didn't feel that from you know no i don't. I don't think it does kind of get annoying like when i like perform. I'm used to performing in new york like during the week in new york. So it's all liberal. Yeah and it's very fun to go on stage and be like go trump rules just to have but then you go on the road. I'm like.
"caymans" Discussed on The Woj Pod
"You know the breakdown everything what. Everybody sacrifice From a from a standpoint of sacrificing your own individual goals wants and needs for the greater good of your team for your staff we organization for the people That work in your arenas. That aren't paid quite as much as you are. I think you kind of seen A lot of players doing what's for the group and that's that's sometimes hard to do. And i think obviously when we we stopped playing we had to kind of grow through those discussions behind closed doors. It was it. It was the type of discussion you you you have no amongst four hundred plus players and coaches to where. It's not always going to be pretty But at the end the day we did was we thought was best. While being able to kind of continue to figure out ways to spread our messages to empower our communities and to uplift people who may not have a voice and i think christie mendez job. Michelle the tremendous job into players. As a whole you know obviously we put on a pretty good show. We gave people in escape from a tough situation that still continue to occur. And i learned a lot from that because like i said before i didn't really personally want to go but i think having gone having having experienced it now. I'm glad that i did. I'm glad i didn't glad that did because we were able to. Impact real change not just on the basketball court but in our communities in terms of the voting and all the things we would come up with The committee the advisory board and so on and so forth did going through the pandemic in to see what life is like without fans without the revenue the players and the owners have essentially a equal share in revenue and your salaries are built off of this. Call the bri the basketball related income and they're tied together was a reminder or just really seeing the reality of how fragile this all is like you say you agree to a guaranteed contract and you agree to a number. It may not be that number if the revenue drops and players of seeing. That is it. Ben maybe i opening and i think for the owners that have to in the league for the players that this is fragile. Absolutely i think is kinda showed us the importance of diversifying the importance of saving your money importance of educating yourself. Outside of your sport being able to to have healthy hobbies. I think all those things are important because from a mental standpoint. We all went through different types of anxiety. Depression things of that nature because we used to a certain lifestyle playing a sport a certain ways taken away and then you add independent. The testing you add into the threat. The fear of not only your fam- potentially passing to some older family members in your household so that was a really really tough time. And i think those conversations with a lot of younger players and players across the league was that look. We have to continue to teach financial literacy. We have to continue to to educate our younger players. It's getting younger and younger. I remember when i was you know i come into the league. We had the mo williams of the world. The chris caymans you know thirty three thirty four thirty five thirty six now. I'm almost thirty. And we got nineteen year olds we got kids are born in two thousand three two thousand four which is insane like coming into our league so from that standpoint we just have to continue to uplift each other and also teach the value in the importance of of saving money and diversifying gatorade. Does there are many paths to greatness. How you get there is up to you sometimes. You got a grinded out to get up early and put in the work even when you're not feeling one hundred sometimes. It takes stink focused on goal. Knowing where you wanna be and you'll have to port everything in to get their other times. You just need to dig deep and show some guts to be brave and never let anything stand in the way of what you can accomplish. Then there's the days you just have to get in the gym and see some gains put in all the reps and get stronger each day but whatever path you take the greatness..
"caymans" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Well. That's it for wet notes here on scuba shack radio for friday july thirtieth two thousand twenty one. I've been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to go diving some very special places and have had the chance to see a lot of great things underwater. I've been sharing these experience here on the podcast in this segment. I call your next dive. I started doing this segment back in two thousand nineteen today on your next dive. I'm going to take you to a spot. That probably isn't normally on the top of the list for a dive destination. But a place where i was able to experience some very cool diving a longtime ago. And that's saint thomas in the us virgin islands many years ago. We own several mary at timeshares. We always relished are two weeks on maui we also enjoyed our prop our property on aruba but every other year we would trade it for another marriott property one year we reserved a week at marietta. Frenchman cove on saint thomas. When we got there the property was just finishing up its construction. It has an amazing view of charlotte. Amalie it was fun to watch the cruise ships come in and to see planes land and take off. This was not a typical dive vacation. But rather a vacation where we got in some diving way back then in two thousand eight. We chose to dive with admiralty dive. Centre i still have their sticker that they gave me with all the dive sites and dive times written on the back. Their logo is a juvenile spotted drum. And i guess they had another business associated with the dive centre at the time called the last buccaneer water sports. I checked online and see that admiralty. Dive centre is still in business in saint thomas and it looks like they're at the same location with the same dive boat called the dock. The boat is a smaller boat. A twenty eight feet and it only takes ten divers at a time. So if you're looking for a spacious large dive boat you won't find that with admiralty dive centre but if you like smaller dive groups this will work just fine. As i mentioned we were staying at the marriott frenchman's cove which is a little bit of journey to downtown dive shops in the boat dock. But we didn't have to make that trip. We arranged for admiralty to pick us up at the marriott stock. We just took our gear over to the landing in waited for the doctor. Come by and pick us up. That was pretty convenient in return us to the marriott when we finished diving. I don't know if they still do that for customers. But it was a nice touch back. Then i was shooting high definition video on tape using a sony. Hd camera with a gates housing. And i shot a lot of fluids which came in handy as i was preparing for this segment. We all know that our memory fades a bit over time and a video helped me help to remind me of some of the great diving or i dive in saint. Thomas was quite remarkable. We were diving on the kennedy barge. I guess when the aircraft carrier the uss kennedy was in saint thomas one time it was offloading some heavy machinery onto a barge when the crane on the kennedy dropped the machinery smashing through the barge and sinking in a harbor. So it's become known as the kennedy barge. It was a memorable dive because we had a brief encounter with to atlantic bottle new. Bottlenose dolphins who came by for few minutes to check us out. I caught it on tape and it doesn't get any better than that another neat. Reckon saint thomas is miss opportunity. It was originally a world war two navy hospital barge and it's almost four hundred feet long sitting in about ninety feet of water. The is upside down with a lot of fish. Life and growth on iraq. Probably the signature. Reckon saint thomas is the witch shoal. The which show was a converted. Us navy world war two l. s. t. l. s. t. four sixty seven and. That's a little nostalgic for me because i served on. Ls eleven ninety eight the us bristol county back tonight in the late nineteen seventies after its life. As if converted freighter the which show was being towed to puerto rico when it sank just off saint thomas it sits in about ninety feet of water as well and it's a rather large record about four hundred feet so there's lots to see and explore. You definitely have to do the which show if you're diving in saint thomas the other dive sites that we visited were sprat point eastwind. Amman does paradise and the navy barges and captains nightmare. As i look back in my log book recorded visibilities in the sixty one hundred foot range and the bottom temperatures in october were between eighty four and eighty six degrees fahrenheit. That sounds pretty awesome. Now when you're not diving. There's a lot to do topside. We took a tour of the island and visited. Saint peter's great house which was very interesting and then we had it over to the mountaintop with spectacular views of megan's bay megan's bay beach and their world-famous banana dockery's it appears the mountain is still open. But saint peter's great houses closed because of the hurricanes irma and maria and also blackbeard's castle is close. We takes a long time in the islands to recover from these catastrophes. There are several restaurants that we enjoyed there was the greenhouse. Downtown and gladys's cafe also downtown. You might even try. The happy buzzer another place. We enjoyed was coco beach club on noni beach we could walk there from the marriott which made it convenient. It's open air and right on the beach charlie. Anomaly is a great little city to wonder about do some shopping and check out ninety nine steps. Now we don't always consider taking thomas as a dive destination when we're putting together a shop trip. Maybe that is because as i mentioned at the top of the segment we did it more as a vacation where we did some diving over the course of the week we only did eight dives and that gave us enough time either relaxed by the pool or do some topside activities but as i look back i now see that. It's definitely worth considering heading back to saint. Thomas remember this is part of the united states. You don't need your passport especially now that there's that big backlog but you will need to drive on the left side so if you're still looking for a place to go diving you might consider saint thomas in the us virgin islands.
"caymans" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"This is wet notes here on scuba shock radio for friday july thirtieth two thousand twenty one first up today about a week ago. I got the latest edition of divers alert. Networks magazine alert diver for me. It's a cover to cover. Read a tip of the hat to publish your stephen frink for an outstanding magazine. The second quarter. Two thousand and twenty. One edition is packed with some great stuff. There's a great article on shallow water. Arterial gas embolism. Yes it can happen. And in the dan was there from the section. You can read about how. Dan can make a difference when dc assets. There's also a great article on roett tan. If you're thinking about going there and you can also read about. The florida are flower. Garden banks national marine sanctuary and the thunder bay marine sanctuary in congrats to tech clock for being featured in the member profile. Like i said it's a cover to cover. Read for me and i look forward to every edition. Best of all comes with your membership alert. Diver is a first rate publication for those who are passionate about scuba diving back. In april. I told you about the us house of representatives select committee on climate. Change back then. They adjust completed their organizational meeting. So what have they been up to lately while it seems like there's been a lot they have had seven hearings before the select committee since then. Now here's a sample of some of those hearings. The first hearing was on the growing risks and costs of inaction one was on creating new jobs another on building. Resilient communities and transportation investments and i did watch one in the hearings for may and that was on the investments needed to modernize and expand the electric grid. It was interesting to hear the dialogue in questions. It seems that everyone is interested in doing something but sometimes it feels like if one side wins the other side loses. It was also interesting to hear chairman. Koster or chairwoman. Caster say that the american society of civil engineers rates are electric. Good as a c. minus. That doesn't sound good so let's hope. This committee keeps the ball rolling with bipartisan support. Our divers love going down to cosmo for some diving especially when it's cold up here in connecticut so we're going back there at the end of february to do some diving with blue angel but there is something new down there that seems interesting and it is called scuba hunt. I guess there are a number of huge concrete blocks just offshore from hemingway's down there. Well steve belkin has created a unique diving opportunity. Thirty calls scuba hunt a new diving. Challenge game in cosmo. I guess you go out. And you try to find clues hidden among the concrete blocks and you try to collect enough clues to open a treasure box at the end. You have up to seventy minutes for your team of two divers to complete the challenge. Now you must be an open water diver with at least twenty logged dives to compete the depths. They say is nineteen feet so you should probably get in your seventy minutes from what i saw on their website. The cost is about one hundred dollars. So that's something different that you can do if you're heading down to cozumel well here's another example of scuba divers diving with a purpose and making a difference according to an article in the la times. It seems that some divers discovered an evasive specie of algae in newport harbor. The species identified as ka pa. Po prolif- era and it's an algae that is native to florida and left unchecked it would choke out native seaweed the invading algae was discovered in april of this year and the divers reported it to the orange county department of agriculture and the algae was verified by the california department of fishing wildlife is amazing how how easily things spread around the globe. How it got there is uncertain but the article did mention that. It is a common plant in saltwater aquariums recently more divers returned with vacuum pumps that extracted the plant from the seafloor. It took about five days to complete to clean up. The plan is to conduct follow up surveys down the line to monitor the success. This is another example of divers making a difference for the environment way to go guys. Needless to say there are many of us who are waiting impatiently for the cayman islands to open up again so we can experience the incredible diving down near the islands are still not open to tourists. But they did recently update a five five-phase plan to open their currently in phase two which is pretty restrictive. Now face trees set to start on september nine and that will let in vaccinate people into the caymans. But there's a big caveat and that is only if eighty percent of the island's population is vaccinated. This has the tourists organizations a little frustrated as they don't feel like this goal is achievable. It won't be until october. Fourteenth that the quarantine requirements will be lifted for vaccinated tourists and then starting around november eighteenth. The plan would be to allow unvaccinated kids under twelve coming without restrictions. So there's still a long way to go before we might be able to get down to the cayman islands. Good thing our trip to little came in isn't until october of twenty twenty two and finally here's a bit of good news out of washington. Dc the united states senate has passed senate bill s one one. Oh six entitled. The shark fin sales elimination act of two thousand and twenty one. Now pass by vote of sixty eight to thirty two back in june and it's tied to another bill the us innovation and competition act of two thousand twenty one nothing simple. It seems the senate. Bill had bipartisan sponsorship. Which is a good thing but just how just but just because it passed. The senate doesn't mean we're home free. The bill is now with the house and it has been referred to the house committee on natural resources. I tried to see if there's been any action on it yet. But it doesn't seem like anything's been done. In any event we are seeing that people on both sides of the political spectrum. Understand that shock. Finning is not a good thing for this apex predator right now. Twelve states along with three. Us territories of banned shark. Finning and this bill would make it a federal crime with a fine of one hundred thousand dollars or the fair market value of the sale. Whichever is higher. The bill also states that individual states can enact stricter regulations and standards. I'm hoping this bill passed and signed by president biden. Soon and help off shocks.
"caymans" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"Hi again everyone. And thanks for tuning into this latest episode of scuba shack radio. I'm your host jeff singer piano while we are already set to close out july. It seems like it was just the fourth of july and here we are about to enter august. I'm back again recording. On a friday as we are set to conduct a huge open water certification dive this weekend with fifteen divers. I'm still trying to adjust my schedule. Now that i'm supposedly retired at least from one job. It's looking like mondays will be the best day going forward to record the podcast every other week. More to come on that one. Now over the past couple of weeks don and i've been working really hard to get our dives travel schedule back up and running our philippine trip. This year has been pushed back to twenty twenty three. Believe it or not. That's just how crazy things have been so we decided to head down to florida to get a few days of diving down off the pop no beach and then go up to the blue heron bridge for a dive. And that's someplace we've always wanted to get to for a very long time. Good news is it. Looks like things will be getting back to a little bit more normal travel schedule in twenty twenty two starting with cosmo in february little. Did we suspect such a long disruption when things hit a so hard in march of twenty twenty now on today's show. I'm going to be doing another installment of your next dive in this time. We'll be heading to saint thomas in the us virgin islands but first up is news and information segment wet notes..
Wet Notes - 7-18-21
"This is what notes here on scuba shack radio for sunday. July eighteenth two thousand and twenty one first up. Today is an update on the upcoming boston. Sea rovers clinic. Historically the clinic was held in the early part of march just before the start in the northeast dive season. The show actually happened in march. Two thousand twenty just before the country shut down it was probably the last scuba diving show before cove. It wasn't possible to conduct the clinic in march. Two thousand twenty one as we were still at a high point of covy nineteenth spread infections so the decision was made to move the show to the first weekend of october in two thousand twenty one fall in massachusetts. That should be pretty neat. Tickets are on sale now for the boston. Sea rovers to day clinic in danvers massachusetts. Right now the early bird special is still available. You can attend the daytime. Saturday and sunday clinic along with the saturday night. Film festival for seventy five dollars. You can pick and choose your options and that's a pretty good deal. Don't wait check out the boston. See your oversight for all the details and get your tickets now now. Here's something new to help you with your fish identification. It's something called name that fish dot com name. That fish dot com was created by a guy named jake easterling and he is the co founder of a company called scuba. School botox mission is to reduce the cost and time requirements to monitor coral reefs by using artificial intelligence autonomous underwater vehicles and citizen science. I guess and of course this work. Jake developed a database of fish and came up with the idea of taking people's underwater video footage and identifying fish in the video. If you go to the name net fish dot com website you can view short video on what the finished product looks like. Jake also has assured Tutorial on how to make a submission the site says it will accept dot m. p. four emo v dot j. peg in png files. Max file. Size is one hundred megabytes and must be at least seven hundred. Twenty p or higher processing time is one to five days the more fish more processing the rare species. The longer it takes to verify and if your quality isn't that good don't be don't need more time to process. There's a little bit of disconnect on pricing. Jake says into in his short tutorial that you can set any price you think is best but there's also a button that says it costs three ninety nine in any event. Why don't you just go out and take a look at name. That fish dot com. I recently hadn't really interesting email. Come across my desk a few days ago and it was from reef divers. If you're not familiar with reef divers they operate with the clearly came in resorts. Cobol coast on grand came and the little cayman beach resort and the beach resort. They're known for their valet diving. Well reef divers is expanding our operation in the caribbean to turks. Keiko's now they are partnering with east bay resort on south. Keiko's it looks like they plan to be up and running there by late. August east bay resort sits on a mile long beach and boasted. Every room has a beach view. To get south goes she'll need to fly into providence jalis and then you can take either a short air hop over or board the ferry. It's not that long of a ride resort officer an all inclusive option. That seems pretty good reef divers outstanding operator in the caymans so sure that you can look forward to superior valet service from nemo turkson. Keiko's as well so many places to go diving. What it dilemma. Just about every week. Get an update from michael light. Any contains various tips and tricks for better underwater photography plus they also provide some product updates but also in this email is some other interesting information last week. They introduced me to an organization called washed ashore and the articles title said using discarded plastic to save the ocean. Now washed ashore. It is a five. Oh one three or c three nonprofit arts and environmental education organization aimed at bringing to light the world's plastic pollution problem. Well how well washed ashore started by angela ponzi who is a lifelong lover of the ocean and after the death. Her husband from a brain tumor. She turned to the ocean for healing. What she also found was that the ocean needed healing as well so she turned her artistic talents into creating sculptures. That are marine-related using the plastic. That is washed up ashore and they do some spectacular sculptures. I was also amazed by the fact that they have over fourteen thousand volunteers. Working with washed ashore. These are not small sculptures. Either you can check them out at washed ashore and take a look at some of their work. You will be amazed well. I'm sure that we've all heard about the billionaires who are competing to go into space amazing stuff for someone who grew up at the start of the space race in the nineteen sixties. But there's also another race going on and that's the race to build the world's deepest pool at the top of the list. Right now is deep dive. Dubai located in nod al sheba. Which is fifteen minutes from downtown dubai. It's an amazing sixty meters deep. That's one hundred ninety seven feet and contains fourteen million liters of water or three point. Seven million gallons. The pools constant thirty degrees celsius or eighty six degrees fahrenheit. It is team doesn't abandon sunken city. Now that's pretty cool. They have an onsite hyperbaric chamber restaurant gift shop and dive shop. Put this in perspective. The other deep pools around the globe include. Why forty in italy at forty two point one five meters deep spot in poland at forty five point four meters and there's either one coming online or it's online and crom cornwall england. That's called blue vis at fifty meters deep. I wonder if there's some kinda limit on just how deep can build a pool. I'm sure we'll be amazed and finally today. Here's another message in a bottle story. this time. It comes from michigan. It seems that jennifer dour the owner and operator of nautical north family adventures of scuba snorkeling. Glass bottom boat company was cleaning a windows on her glass bottom boat in the cheboygan river when she spotted the bottle inside. The bottle was a message from ninety. Five years ago it read will the person who finds a bottle return his paper to. George morrow cheboygan michigan until where it was found. The message was dated november. Nineteen twenty six. Jennifer posted this on social media and george morrow daughter michelle who's now under seventies reached out michelle indicated that her father was probably eighteen years old when he put the message out. There sounds like the battle didn't travel very far. However now i wonder just. How many messages in bottles are out there. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on
"caymans" Discussed on Venture Stories
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"caymans" Discussed on MYfm 104.3
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"caymans" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"When i was in pennsylvania in the early part of may i had the opportunity to visit a very unique. Dive shop northeast. Scuba supply is located in norristown pennsylvania. Not very far from where. I grew up. I went there to pick up some v. Wade's our our guys. Had ordered for their doubles rigs over sixty pounds of lead and we were able to avoid those hefty shipping charges. Not only jon allen. Do this type of custom work. He has an incredible inventory. And what really intrigued. Me was his vintage very extensive vintage scuba collection so as i was wondering around his various rooms i spied something out of the corner of my eye. It looked like one of those little old ladders that hung off of a bunk bed. So that the little kids could climb up to the top bunk. At least that's how i saw in my mind. But hey i knew what this was up into a few months ago i would not recognize this piece of vintage scuba equipment as the jet. That's spelled j. e. t. dash oh dash s. e. n. You see there was a really interesting article in the journal of diving history written by john council. Who by the way is the president of the historical diving society. The article is titled conversations with a rare breed and that rare-breed is ninety. Two year old. Jim saw tell the inventor of the jet now back in the nineteen fifties. There was a great deal of innovation going on in the world of scuba diving. I'm sure there were numerous successes and failures as the industry continued to evolve. One of those successes appears to have been. The jet who sang essentially. This device was a quick release device for the scuba tank. And according to john councils article the early backpack harnesses began to show up in one thousand nine hundred fifties and they were They held the tanks onto the harness with metal bands. That were bolted in. And that made it a bit of a challenge to haul around the tank and harnessed together. It was a challenge to fit the tank in harness into the trunk of a car. Or you're just think about getting the combination to fill station so jim Came up with this device. Call the jettison and he made the system out of aluminum bar stock and was pretty sick bar stock at one and a half inches. I'm wondering how heavy that might have been. He also crafted the aluminum with protective plastic. All i had to look up exactly what plastic saw is in. It's sort of like a pvc coating so. I'm wondering just how comfortable that would be now. We have an old scuba pro. Hard case be cd on display at the shot. And i tried it on him. Wow did it hurt my shoulder blades. Thank goodness for my house on wig. The jettison had a chest strap quick release pin to separate the tank from the bracket plus. It had a handle attached to the tank bands. So you could carry the Easily the article also contained an image of a nine hundred fifty four health ways advertisement for the jet send and it was priced at sixteen dollars and ninety five cents. My health wakes catalogs go back as far as nineteen sixty and the jetson was still being offered for the same price in one thousand nine hundred sixty but then in the nineteen sixty one catalog. There was no listing for the jet. Houston perhaps sales were not good and they discontinued offering it apparently. Us divers also was offering the system or at least ordered some units the revenue that the sales generated allow jim to relocate to michigan where he and his wife opened a combination dive ski shop. I guess he had a keen interest in searching for shipwrecks one. In particular was the westmoreland. He never found it. But the guy who did ross. Richardson apparently was on the phone. Jim saw tell when his side scan sonar picked up the wreck that was in two thousand and ten. Jim started his search in one thousand. Nine hundred fifty six by the way. The westmoreland sank on december seventh eighteen. Fifty four wow over one hundred and fifty years before being discovered. Here's another thing i didn't know. And that was that in nineteen fifty-nine. Jim went back to work for health ways as director of research. I don't remember coming across jim when i was doing my research. On health ways again he was on the forefront of innovation when he worked with dick anderson and they were working on healthway. Single hose regulator Couple of segments on health wage. In dick anderson earlier in the podcast seems i always come back to health way somehow thinking back i wish i had spent a little more time. Examining examining the jetson when i saw it down at northeast scuba supply. Maybe next time. I'm down in pennsylvania. Shoot over there and take a closer look. And maybe find. Some other jen's from our early days of the sport would highly recommend that you get your hands on the first quarter two thousand twenty one journal of diving history and checkout the article conversations with a rare breed. Not only is it a great read but you.
Wet Notes - 6-6-21
"This is wet notes. Scuba shack radio's news and information update for sunday. June sixth two thousand and twenty. One first up. I like give you a quick update from stewart. Coves dive bahamas stewart. Coves has moved to new location. In coral harbour. Coral harbour used to be home of dive dive dive in nassau scuba center. Both are now gone. Stewart just moved to this new property in the last month and he has bought and he has big plans for the place right now. The main building is under significant renovation. So he has constructed some temporary structures to accommodate divers while things progress. I had a nice chat with stuart on his plans to build out the facility. And make it a great place to do your diving. When in nassau we are really looking forward to seeing how everything evolves move when we get back there next year. Good luck. Stewart as you begin this new phase. I'm sure you will make it a world class diving operation in the may two thousand and twenty one edition of the divers alert network. Safety stop newsletter. They introduced the return of the dan tags. So what are they will. The dan tags are small round crafted aluminum tag. That can easily attach to your. Bcd you tag will be laser engraved with important emergency information. That will help in the event that something happens. The dan tag will include your name date of birth. Your dan membership number any specific medical information. You'd like to disclose like allergies or other medical conditions plus contact. They're pretty attractive. Bright red and are easy to order from the dan website. The cost of the dan tag is twenty dollars. Check them out at divers alert network dot org and go to their online store in personalized. Your tag a couple years ago magazine. Podcast did a series on ballast and it was hosted by allen. Kelsey well ellen is back with a new five part series called the sound aquatic the ocean and the antra pause the first episode debuted on may twenty fifth and will run each week through june twenty-first. This series is about the sound scrapes that scientists are recording the surprising ways that animals talking. Listen and how the cove nineteen pandemic triggered a quietness in the ocean that is renewing commitments to lower ocean noise. The podcasts are quick moving and entertaining. You can find them at hawkeye magazine dot com or on any of your favorite podcast apps. Oh and if you wanna know what andro pause means. The term refers to a global reduction in modern human activity and it was coined by researchers in june. Two thousand twenty article in nature ecology and evolution. Guess she learn something new every day now. Here's some discouraging news out of grand cayman and it doesn't have to do with the covid nineteen pandemic but rather about another disease outbreak among coral the stony coral disease or sc td. According to an article in the came encompass an isolated area containing disease was spotted at life off a smith cove. And that's along the south west coast and that's not good. The came in department of environment also reported infected sites amal along grand cayman's east coast the now suspects that divers and boat operators be spreading it although scientists are still not exactly sure how stony coral tissue disease spreads. If you look at the outbreak map you get the feeling that it could be divers or boat. Operators there are new disinfecting guidelines for local divers. Not sure how these will translate to us when the caymans open back up again as if we didn't have enough to contend with with covid nineteen now it stony coral tissue disease and our dive gear every day. Now we're learning about more destinations for diving opening up around the world. One of these locations is bon air. There was an article on dive. News wire from the bon air tourism department. That indicated that. Us flights will resume. On june fifth and the country is launching an island-wide health initiative american and delta will be resuming their wednesday and saturday flights from miami and atlanta. Unlike the bahamas of it appears that you'll still need an antigen or pcr tests even if you are vaccinated before entry and of course for returning to the united states. It sounds like you might be able to get these tests at the airport or at three other facilities on the island so even though bonaire will open. Be sure you're properly prepared. Hopefully in the near future you'll be able to travel without restrictions if you're fully vaccinated and finally here on wet notes. I just saw that. Bob ballard has a new book out and it's titled into the deep and memoir from the man who found titanic a couple of years ago. We met doctor ballard at the sixty fifth boston. Sea rovers clinic and his presentation was fascinating. Some sure the book will be equally fascinating. There was an article on cnn where they interviewed bob allard. And according to this article the book delves into some of the most defining moments of his personal life including the tragic death of his son. Ballard turned seventy nine in june and he said that depend pandemic. He had a lot of times on his hands. So he teamed up with christopher drew the new york times who's an investigative journalists to write the book into the deep by robert. Ballard would be a good one to add to your summer reading list. Well that's it for this edition of wet notes here on scuba shack radio
"caymans" Discussed on Scuba Shack Radio
"This is wet notes. Scuba shack radio's news and information update for sunday. June sixth two thousand and twenty. One first up. I like give you a quick update from stewart. Coves dive bahamas stewart. Coves has moved to new location. In coral harbour. Coral harbour used to be home of dive dive dive in nassau scuba center. Both are now gone. Stewart just moved to this new property in the last month and he has bought and he has big plans for the place right now. The main building is under significant renovation. So he has constructed some temporary structures to accommodate divers while things progress. I had a nice chat with stuart on his plans to build out the facility. And make it a great place to do your diving. When in nassau we are really looking forward to seeing how everything evolves move when we get back there next year. Good luck. Stewart as you begin this new phase. I'm sure you will make it a world class diving operation in the may two thousand and twenty one edition of the divers alert network. Safety stop newsletter. They introduced the return of the dan tags. So what are they will. The dan tags are small round crafted aluminum tag. That can easily attach to your. Bcd you tag will be laser engraved with important emergency information. That will help in the event that something happens. The dan tag will include your name date of birth. Your dan membership number any specific medical information. You'd like to disclose like allergies or other medical conditions plus contact. They're pretty attractive. Bright red and are easy to order from the dan website. The cost of the dan tag is twenty dollars. Check them out at divers alert network dot org and go to their online store in personalized. Your tag a couple years ago magazine. Podcast did a series on ballast and it was hosted by allen. Kelsey well ellen is back with a new five part series called the sound aquatic the ocean and the antra pause the first episode debuted on may twenty fifth and will run each week through june twenty-first. This series is about the sound scrapes that scientists are recording the surprising ways that animals talking. Listen and how the cove nineteen pandemic triggered a quietness in the ocean that is renewing commitments to lower ocean noise. The podcasts are quick moving and entertaining. You can find them at hawkeye magazine dot com or on any of your favorite podcast apps. Oh and if you wanna know what andro pause means. The term refers to a global reduction in modern human activity and it was coined by researchers in june. Two thousand twenty article in nature ecology and evolution. Guess she learn something new every day now. Here's some discouraging news out of grand cayman and it doesn't have to do with the covid nineteen pandemic but rather about another disease outbreak among coral the stony coral disease or sc td. According to an article in the came encompass an isolated area containing disease was spotted at life off a smith cove. And that's along the south west coast and that's not good. The came in department of environment also reported infected sites amal along grand cayman's east coast the now suspects that divers and boat operators be spreading it although scientists are still not exactly sure how stony coral tissue disease spreads. If you look at the outbreak map you get the feeling that it could be divers or boat. Operators there are new disinfecting guidelines for local divers. Not sure how these will translate to us when the caymans open back up again as if we didn't have enough to contend with with covid nineteen now it stony coral tissue disease and our dive gear every day. Now we're learning about more destinations for diving opening up around the world. One of these locations is bon air. There was an article on dive. News wire from the bon air tourism department. That indicated that. Us flights will resume. On june fifth and the country is launching an island-wide health initiative american and delta will be resuming their wednesday and saturday flights from miami and atlanta. Unlike the bahamas of it appears that you'll still need an antigen or pcr tests even if you are vaccinated before entry and of course for returning to the united states. It sounds like you might be able to get these tests at the airport or at three other facilities on the island so even though bonaire will open. Be sure you're properly prepared. Hopefully in the near future you'll be able to travel without restrictions if you're fully vaccinated.
"caymans" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"May have heard of mentioned the term reservoir trust, which is our name for the trust that we often use for beneficiaries ever trust Children, grandchildren could be anybody. Actually, we can make that trust which is, by the way, and you Revokable trust, we can make their trust and asset protection device for the beneficiary. But in the situation you positive words you know you would you and your wife and you negligently run over somebody or Ah, injured and put out of commission. A number of litigators. John look, The problem is that my dad's answer is that It sort of begs the question, because really, no jury would convict if you took out all of those lawyers at once, I think you probably, you know, name a park after you or something. I mean, you had become an instant celebrity. Uh, you know, folk folk hero. Writing, writing ballads and songs about you Forever. I Yeah, but that's but unfortunately, that's the answer to the question of for you. And it's also the answer the question. Wait a second. Aren't we licensed to practice law? Or did we have to say the party bus is starting to sound pretty good? Z? No. Yeah, I was gonna say the party bus to be boring. But the fact is litigators tend to be kind of Ah, fast running crowd. They could be sometimes a good time. I don't know. Anyway. The Esso Yeah, John. It's very difficult for you to protect your money from your creditors. It's doable. But you know you get into these, you know, offshore asset protection trusts and like the Cayman Islands or Liechtenstein, or somebody's more exotic tax havens. You know, ST Kitts and Nevis, Sir, the cook Islands or whatever you you've heard of these sort of legendarily like in the in the firm, you know when they go down to the Caymans and much Trying toe to hide money in different ways. Anyway. The that's again typically doesn't make sense for most people walking around when you get into these asset protection trusts Most people will tell you it doesn't even start even begin to make any sense whatsoever until you're at least $10 million. Why? Because the expense to set up that kind of trust, and then you've gotta hire a Cayman Islands bank to manage it. And of course they charge every year. No matter what they do in no matter how much you do or don't go down to snorkel on, guess, Oh, it doesn't really make sense until you start talking about millions and usually tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars and so Again. For most people walking around a better strategy is to use an umbrella policy. And so you say, OK, I've got my auto insurance my homeowner's insurance. But I'll go out and get more coverage in the form of an umbrella policy, which is very inexpensive because the fact is, it's unlikely that you'll hit a school bus full of Children or a party bus full of litigators, although again if if the ethical scenario where the train runs over the innocent Children or the train runs through the party bus of litigators, I don't think anyone would Hesitate for a moment to to flip that switch. But anyway, um what's the name of that hypothetical, the train and the kids, and there's a There's an official name for that. It's a classic ethics. Yeah. Anyway, so, but I love your hypothetical. But as I say, it's It's difficult for you to protect your money from your creditors. But because my dad said, it's relatively easy to leave assets to somebody else, you know, leading your assets to your son protected from his creditors. That's relatively easy to do. And we would talk about reservoir trusts and, um, you can even you could leave assets to your wife. In other words, John Let's say that you were driving and you know you You've gotta trust Kind of like Dave's question earlier, where he had he had his parents trust his dad's trust in his mom's trust his father's trust could have been set up to protect his dad's trust assets from his mother's creditors during her life. But again in these examples, somebody has to die, leaving the money to somebody else in a protected trust. It's It's not something you do. Well, you're alive if that makes sense. Yeah, it's a little bit like Harry Potter. You know, the Lily Potter's death is what protects Harry from Voldemort. My father is looking at me like that. The ultimate nerd, which maybe I am anyway, Thanks for your call. John. It's Ah, It's a great It's a great question and things that are often confused on do you know, drive carefully except when you're around those giant parties, But save some Scotch for me. All right. We're going to take a short break and be back with more calls a triple 86 30.
Wet Notes - 3-14-21
"This is wet notes on scuba shack radio for sunday march fourteenth. Two thousand and twenty one starting off today. I want to give everyone an update on dive magazine. When the pandemic eight last year it caused the magazine to suspend publication and there was a disclaimer out on our website about the magazine. Being on hiatus well. I really liked this magazine. So i went out and check their website and i did not see this disclaimer anymore. So i reached out to the editor. Catherine castle garcia to check on the status. Catherine got back to me and she indicated that they are still in a holding pattern and are aiming to start publication again in the third or fourth quarter this year in the interim catherine and her husband are working on growing their business deeply designs and they are working on a feature length wildlife film. Let's dive training magazine. Hits discreet again. This year i really enjoy that publication. Now for those of us who love going to and diving into caymans. There's hope there. It sounds like they're making good progress down in the caymans on vaccinating population and according to the premier alden mcglaughlin if the cove nineteen vaccine vaccination rates. Keep up at the space. They are thinking that they'll be able to open the borders again in either late april or early may and with the penetration of the vaccine. There won't be any need to quarantine when you're entering the islands now. This is certainly something to look forward to. You don't have to twist my arm to head down. The sunset house where little cayman beach resort in the fight against plastic pollution. Back in february the ocean cleanup which is a nonprofit that was established in two thousand thirteen with the mission of developing technologies. That will rid the world ocean of plastics signed a memorandum of understanding with thailand and that memorandum of understanding was to deploy interceptors in. Thailand's rivers now. Rivers provide the highways for plastics to enter the ocean and intercepting plastics in the river. Before it gets to the ocean is just common sense. But a complex solution the ocean cleanup interceptor program is pretty cool. And they want to expand deployments to the thousand most polluting rivers around the world. Well that's certainly some good news coming out of thailand and hopefully the rest of the world you can check them out on the ocean. Cleanup dot com last week on. Noah's ocean podcast. The show featured another noah program ocean today on this episode. Kurt man discussed what ocean today is all about. Essentially is a series of short videos. That take complex science and present them in understandable one to three minute videos they cover deep sea exploration climate change marine life and more. These videos are thoroughly vetted with scientists to ensure that they get the science right. The videos are also being placed in kiosks at the smithsonian as well as thirty four other locations. I checked out five part series on shipwrecks. Pretty cool check out ocean today. Dot noah dot gov for more while the first quarter edition of alert diver magazine from divers alert network arrived last week. And it's an incredible one hundred pages of information the feature. This quarter include sure diving in monterey bay an article on diving in la paz mexico and an article on the power of american marine sanctuaries in addition to the feature articles. You'll find all the standard stuff. Most of that is in short concise articles. The research education and medicine section is really fantastic. I love going through that. Wanted to short articles also discussed turning tank valves on all the way versus a quarter. Turn back there's so much more to absorb in this publication also. I noted in in the letters to the editor. One of our divers submitted. A letter sent to them about doing pre dive. Safety checks so alert. Diver magazine is a great benefit to your dan membership and finally. I came across an article a couple of days ago titled this net flicks. Original will make you think twice before ordering the fisher today and it was a short article about the new. Netflix documentary called c. Spiracy and that would premiere on march twenty fourth this year. The film will present the urgency of protecting the world's oceans primarily focused on the dire implications of commercial fishing. This documentary was directed by ali to breezy and assistant director. Lucy to breezy. You can go to netflix and search on c. spiracy and watch the trailer in the article. They state that twenty. Four thousand fishery workers die each year while on the job. That's a lot. I just didn't realize how dangerous the fishing industry was now. One of the quotes from the spiracy. Instagram page says this film will radically transform the way we think and act on ocean conservancy conservation forever so mark your calendars and be sure to catch see spiracy on net flicks available march twenty fourth. Well that's it for wet notes for march fourteenth two thousand and twenty one here on scuba shock radio
"caymans" Discussed on News 96.5 WDBO
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"caymans" Discussed on WBAP 820AM
"Would not work with me on this issue because I tried to have her murdered 33 weeks ago. And and it's just sadly Rick. It's an example of where many congressional Democrats are now they're filled with anger. They're filled with rage there, frankly unhinged for four years. They define their entire party by hatred for Donald J. Trump. That's who they are. And No, This is a time when our country is incredibly divided where there's emotion and anger. We're seeing families torn apart. Frankly, I think we ought to be treating each each other with civility with respect with decency. And we ought to be solving problems together. We've got enormous challenges in this country. We got a global pandemic and tens of millions of people out of work. But the congressional Democrats are just filled with hatred and anger. So if she wants to let lash out at me, knock yourself out. I'm gonna keep doing my job, which is representing 29 million Texans and fighting for jobs and fighting for our freedom. Caymans of that Senator Cruz. I got to tell you somebody that does this for a living. It is always a distinct pleasure to spend some time with you. And I hope we can do it again soon and all the best to you and thank you for what you're doing for the state of Texas and the people that live within our borders. We appreciate it. Thank you wreck. I appreciate it all the black best and and and God bless. Thank you so much. Senator Ted Cruz. Everybody will come back with your calls. Next on news talking 20. W B A P Learning from the past is.
"caymans" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Hour is many as 10. Republicans in the House may break ranks and also vote for impeachment. You're not going to get 16 extra Republican votes in the Senate. So this is an exercise, maybe in rebuke, but it's not going to remove the president and even after the fact and impeachment that might keep him from running for office again. Is almost certainly not going to happen. Will the newsroom continue to monitor that? And I'm also looking at the various text that you sent in. We were talking about strange gifts You got as a kid or gave to your kids because they wanted something that wasn't just a race car set or a video game. John. I wanted an easy bake oven, but I'm a male. My much older brother hounded me about it. So I learned to use the real oven eventually. John When my son was 10 years old, he badly wanted a briefcase. John. I worked at the ups where house I CNN Ville. At least once Every couple of months come across the conveyor belt. A friend almost smashed his hand around Christmas. Trying to move one off of the conveyor belt. Thank you, Jim. Of our listeners said his kid wanted in hand, Phil and he got one. But it took some work. I said they didn't have Amazon back then I guess you can order one. John, we had a three year old granddaughter who wanted kitchen tongs. The list goes on. Blair came in is the architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune. You want to start their Blair as a young, budding architecture critic. I'll bet you wanted a sharp pencil and clean white paper so that you could Make architectural renderings of things. I'll bet you wanted an easel and one of those moving rulers. Um Hmm. Maybe, um, I probably just met wanted a little knowledge of the field so I could have some idea of what I was writing about. You always an architecture critic Blair Caymans on the phone line, the architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, one of the casualties of the buyouts over there, he's taking that will no longer Be reviewing, I guess is that it? Blair, you're no longer going to be doing architecture. Criticism for the Tribune on my last day is Friday. My farewell column will appear sometime this week. On day. That will be that. Yeah. After 28 years of the architecture critic were you General reporter before that? How did you get to be the architecture critic? Yeah, I worked for five years in the suburbs and covering cultural news. Um, so, Yeah, I've been in the Tribune for a total of 33 years. When somebody that has a specialty like Phil that tells the restaurant critic or Michael Phillips is the film critic. Do you all generally know going in that That's the lane you're going to take Or does this kind of evolved like, Hey, there's an opening in Fillmore architecture. Why don't you learn about that, and you grow into the position? In my case, it's I knew coming in to the Tribune that it's what I wanted to do. I'll tell you a wonderful story about when I first met Paul Gabbed, my Pulitzer Prize winning predecessor. I was being interviewed by Texaco Ni who has been man together The Tribune sort of old school Chicago journalists who were short sleeve shirts and was, you know, tough kind of guy. And so, he said, I'm at this point I was writing for the Des Moines Register. On. He said. No, kid, what do you want to do in five years? And so I said, Well, Mr Stoney, Sir, you know it was some day I'd like to be the architecture critic and so long story short he called Paul Gap. On the phone and Joe's Gap. This is SSA. Cockney. Get in here. I got this guy in here wants your job. Really? Yeah, Really? So I mean, you know, that's Chicago old school Chicago journalism, right? In a nutshell. And Paul Gap came in. He flashed his wonderful cap Corrine on couldn't have been more welcoming. He was a great mentor. And, you know, I'm just Very pleased that I could continue the legacy that he began by starting architectural criticism at the Tribune in 1974. I don't know what it's like in a newspaper. I do know a little bit what it's like in a radio station, and frankly, we would all be better if more people did open the door and say, I want to be the next talk show host to WGN, or I want to be the next architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune. I don't know that my industry is doing a good enough job nurturing that next generation of critics and hosts, you know. Yeah, I think that that, um nurturing is really important. And you know, I couldn't agree more, John. So what was the reason that you decided to step aside? Well, you know, 28 years a long time to have stressful deadlines on your plate. On. I just Figure that you know, this is a good time. I mean, earlier this year, I decided that I was probably gonna leave, and I wanted to finish out the sort of key structures of the current building boom like that. Jeannie gang designed building the same region. Chicago formally that this to Tower So I did that. And, you know was really happy to see that race through to the end. And then the buyout offer came along and there's never a good time to go. But I decided that for me the time was right. Yeah, well, I I'm sorry to hear that, but I certainly respect and appreciate that. I mean, you need to live your life first. But a lot of us are going to miss that. You're not living it for us. And I wonder if when the likes of a Blair came and takes the buyout now, if that doesn't say something also about the new people that will be owning the Chicago Tribune. Can you comment on that? And maybe some of the buildings? You know it's funny because I refer to the buildings like people like who you're gonna miss. What buildings? Have you enjoyed the most in Chicago? Blair? Let's pick it up here in a minute on WGN..
"caymans" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Or so people say to Lauren Underwood. Jim, Welcome back to Double DS, sir. What exactly is a notice of contest? Well, we're asking the House of Representatives the House administration to review this race and it's ultimately their decision, but we have found S so many, uh, errors that we think the most reasonable thing would be to have a new election in April along with the municipal election, and I will just give you some of the just the Caymans give us the most obvious in your mind as far as errors. Sure there were 5373 voters who voted in the 14th district who had already filed address changes in the National Change of Address database. Registering and in other jurisdictions to vote. There were, uh more than 30,000 mail in ballots in Kane County that were never initialed by an election judge. Under Illinois law, they're not valid if they're not initial buy an election judge Well, that's supposed to start with the first one. If there's 5000 votes that that people voted in what what was the DuPage County mentioned? No, that's when the entire district and the entire district Okay, so so there is What 5000 plus people who voted in district already filed that they were presently voting in other districts or they were intending on moving, Can you? Can you elaborate on that? First, they had already moved and filed a change of national change of address. So in other words, giving them ostensibly two votes in two different districts. Well, we don't want that. And and she only beat you. I'm talking about Congresswoman Underwood. She beat you by 5374 votes so Certainly this is kind of a reasonable expectation. I would think that you could look at these numbers again. Well, yeah, but the problem is, there's no way to prove who those voters voted for. I mean chicken, I'd be well, yeah, but half of the voters voted for over Weiss, and there's no way to prove that Secondly, however, this gets much more critical. There were no election judge initials on over 30,000 votes mail in ballots in Kane County. If those in and we know which ballots. Those are Ah, and if those are thrown out Um You would actually end up making me the winner by about 9000 votes. How do you mean if we don't know how the 5000 people who ostensibly left and voted in a different But how would we know that the 30,000 votes will go towards you or even a majority of those? Well, the way this works. This is pretty crazy stuff, but they look at the grouping of the balance. In this case. We're asking the look at all the mail in ballots in the county, which I won significant majorities of the voting in person votes, but underweight won Uh, my figure the act like 68, or 70% of the mail in ballots and the way this works when they toss out balance and says they were not legitimate. Well, let's say it's 70%. They would deduct 70% of those 30,000 votes from Underwood and they would need 30 30% of those ballots from Michael's, But those both of those two instances and I assume those are the two most egregious in your mind. Well, they're the largest number of votes. But there some other things that are only just tell you a couple of things. There were Fallon application request granted prior to the June date when election jurisdictions were allowed. To accept applications from voters to vote by mail. There were vote by mail ballot application requests that were granted after the October 29th deadline. Well, what do you think your chances are with us? Help House representatives. What do you you and your legal team and your political team think what will happen? Well, there's two possibilities slim and none. I think it's very unlikely that Nancy Pelosi, who has a razor thin margin right now will say Yeah, you're right. We're gonna have to have a new election. Obviously, I think that is the law. I think that is what needs to happen. But I I expect Pelosi to find some way to refuse to do that. Uh, now, uh, S so why bother to go through this? If that's the likely situation, I think it is critical that we admit that there are significant problems in our election system, particularly as the mail in ballots and fix those problems before the next election. I concur. If anything, the last several election cycles have shown us Is that we do need to streamline this process. I want states to retain control of their balance, and I want counties and municipalities and precincts because I think that's also built in strength of our our system. As far as you know, having Nefarious individuals try to hack through the entire system on a federal basis, But this is ridiculous. We have to do a better job every two years in these national elections. We just have to. It's ripping us to shreds. Exactly. It's the main point of just one more thing that we discovered in DuPage County. There were 1600 ballots 1600 more ballots cast. In DuPage County than the number of voters who voted. Mm. Get that that seems somewhat suspicious. We know how many ballots there were, and they should be exactly equal. But they aren't 1600 more balance on that. Screams fraud. Even if you Jim over wise don't prevail, And it sounds like you don't think you will slim and none. I do hope that this initiates a serious discussion on a lot of different levels from our local municipalities up to the federal Level on how to streamline and correct all these election irregularities, if not malfeasance. It's time absolutely agree, and that's why we're hanging there. As I said, I believe that if the law has followed those 30,000 mail in ballots Should be discarded, in which case I would win by over 9000 votes. Are you going to make? You know, I know that it's early to ask you this, but you've run a number of times for a number of officers. Do you still want to throw your hat into the ring? Maybe a couple years from now. Or if you are you just discouraged and said I've had enough of this. I Hmm. I am discouraged. I will tell you this. This whole process has been pretty disappointing. I really expected and I'm I'm aware that there is significant voting project was in Chicago. I did not for one minute. Think that there was any significant fraud going on in Kane County or DuPage County, or, um, you know, Lake County or McHenry County. But what we're finding is Uh, if there isn't fraud, there's pretty significant, uh, confidence. Yeah, Yeah, I'm not gonna be so I'm not gonna use a word like from because I don't know what exactly happened, But I will say it seems somewhat suspicious. And it certainly seems like, uh, incompetence at the at the at the best, frankly, in the worst could be far worse. Well, Jim, thank you. I always e quickly to you. There was actually a voter who lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who bragged about it and tweeted about driving to Illinois to vote in Illinois 14 because he liked Underwood. You know what's good for him? Nice tweeting or her. Have them arrested, then that is an offensive that's fraud, and they should be held accountable. Well, she ought to. Well, she ought to complain. Absolutely e mean, really. Don't you know the dopes itself most self incriminating generation in American history with social media, But that's just stupidity and they ought to be pursued ended. Somebody goes to jail or get a big thing. Yeah, well, that's just that it may or may not work as a deterrent to term, but I'm willing to take a shot at that. So I hope that they go after her, and you said her, so I hope it's a hope It's taking care of Jim. I always appreciate people that get involved, you know, put their money where their mouth is and do more than just complaining the radio so I admire you Throw in your hand of the ring and good luck.
Cayman Brac Beach Resort
"I started the your next dive segment here on scuba Shack Radio a year ago as a way to talk about some of the great places to dive today is the 10th installment of your next dive off and we're going to complete our adventures in the Cayman Islands with a visit to Cayman BRAC where we'll stay at the Cayman BRAC Beach Resort and dive with Reef divers. As a recap we talked about the Little Cayman Beach Resort in episode 19, and then we went to Sunset house on Grand Cayman in episode 32. So let's explore the third island. My experience with the Cayman BRAC Beach Resort is a little dated. We had a shop trip their way back in October of 2006. So I'm guessing things maybe a little different job after fourteen years, but I'm also guessing a lot is probably the same. The Cayman BRAC Beach Resort is part of the clearly came and dive resorts that include Little Cayman Beach Resort and Cobalt Coast Resort on Grand Cayman off. This Collective of resorts is owned and operated by the Tibbetts family a prominent family in the Caymans since the Seventeen hundreds. First off Cayman BRAC is a little easier to get to than Little Cayman the Charles Kuykendahl International Airport located on the western end of the island package is very close to the beach resort and it has a Runway that's big enough to land 737 Jets. There are many more options to get to the Brock than the small twin otters flying the linkage came in plus the runway has lights so you don't have to worry that much about getting getting dark and that was an adventure we faced last year when going a little Cayman As I mentioned the airport is very close to the resort and you get picked up by The Resort staff for a short ride over. Now the resort has had some major Renovations since we were there several years ago. It sustained some significant damage from a hurricane. And from what I've read. It had to be almost completely built and it was finally finished in 2015. Today they offer 40 rooms. They're building is a two-story structure with all Beach and pool views with all the amenities you expect as for your meals. You have several options for different meal plans. I'm always up for the all-inclusive meals. I like not having to think about going out and finding a place to eat. That's not everybody's cup of tea. But if you do get the are inclusive me off and you won't be disappointed. Let's talk about the diving first. You'll be diving with Reef divers. It's the same operators as on Little Cayman. They tout themselves relay diving. They handle all the heavy lifting. Reef divers operates for Newton dive boats of 42 to 46 feet my favorite dive boat. They'd have big sister little sister ocean sister and coral sister. There are about in seventy named dive sites around the island and many of them are clustered around the Western end making for some short boat rides. Some folks feel like the diving isn't as good on the Brock or Grand Cayman as it is on Little Cayman for me. All three are fantastic and I would certainly not pass up an opportunity to dive Kathy Brock. Because it has been a while since I was there I went back to my log book to see where we drove. We did eighteen Dives on that trip. Now one of the things they do is a morning run off over the Little Cayman where you get to do two Dives on Bloody Bay wall. So you do get a little taste of the Little Cayman. I logged bottom temperatures for all the Dives at 86° Fahrenheit and that was in October and we routinely had dies between fifty to sixty minutes. We were able to talk to Dives on the MV Captain Keith Tibbetts the signature wreck our night dive was at a site called Elkhorn forest. And then we went back the next morning to dive the site during the day. That was pretty cool to see the difference. There isn't any shore diving from the Brock Beach Resort. But if you get the package like we did a 2018 Dodge is a pretty good week. Reading through the log book brought back some great memories and makes me want to go back. Let's hope the Caymans open up again early next year. So that completes our thoughts are of the Cayman Islands here on scuba Shack radios your next
Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption
"And scientists have found the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by pre historic farmers from Britain the research team identified milk protein within the dental plaque of teeth found at three sites in England it shows the caymans were consuming dairy products as early as six thousand
Cameron Boyce, Caymans And Dr Jennifer discussed on WBZ Midday News
"Getting new details about Disney star Cameron Boyce and the private health data he was facing before he passed away and just twenty years old family spokesperson telling ABC news quote caymans tragic passing was due to a seizure as a result of an ongoing medical condition and the condition was epilepsy generally cited incidents of this sudden unexplained death is one in a thousand for adults with epilepsy that means of those adults nine hundred and ninety nine will not experience this when you talk about the pediatric population it's even more rare thankfully it's about one in forty five hundred which means most people will not have to worry about this we don't really understand what causes it tends to happen more in people whose epilepsy is more refractory to treatment one difficult to control and as ABC news chief medical correspondent Dr Jennifer
Wildlife Tourism And Other Dangers Facing Our Most Coveted Species
"Here with me in studio is Natasha, daily a writer and editor for National Geographic, covering, animal welfare and exploitation. She's the reporter behind net Geos June. Cover story about wildlife tourism behind the scenes the tash up. Welcome to one A. Thanks. For having me. First things. First Natasha, what do we mean? When we talk about wildlife tourism talk about the wide array of experiences that this includes right, so wildlife tourism really can run the gamut from going into the forest with binoculars looking for birds to going on safari to having these up-close experiences with exotic animals. So it really does run a there's a vast spectrum that it covers. And now you made a short documentary that showcases some of what you found while traveling. And researching this story, here's a piece of that documentary. She's. Mccain behind the stadium where the elephants perform, and we found this juvenile elephant on. He has a gaping at his temple. He also has broken leg. The other one is chained up. He looks totally emaciated skin and bones. This is forced shape. I've seen an elephant in Thailand. All in the name of entertainment, while I have to say, I, I watched that earlier. And, and as we were just discussing a lot. Yes, being there in person was extremely difficult. So just a little background on our story, so photographer. Kirstin loose. And I traveled around the world over the course of about a year, looking at various hot spots, where this industry is thriving and that clip. You just heard was from a elephant attraction outside of Bangkok Thailand. And we found this, juvenile elephant behind a stadium gives an overview of where all you went to right. So we traveled. So we really wanted to go to hot spots around the world where this up close, these up close encounters with captive wildlife are thriving. So we, we went to Thailand where there for about a month. We went to Russia, we went to Hawaii, and where this all started to rewind was actually in the rainforest where we are looking at these experiences with Slavs, Caymans, Anaconda, etc. That's what I was just gonna ask you what kinds of wildlife tourism, did you encounter along the way? Right. So we're really looking at native species in each place. We went, so and the reason we're doing that is because, for example, you may go to Thailand as a traveler and something that's kinda often at the top of people's bucket lists as wanting to get close to an elephant, or a tiger. So we really want to look at animals native to the countries where we were traveling to see how they're used for these unique wildlife experiences. Laura tweeted, she says we went on our honeymoon to Thailand with visions of writing an elephant upon arrival. We were warned of the horrific condition used to break the elephants and opted to visit a sanctuary instead where we could feed the elephants and give them a bath. It was more expensive, but far more humane. Right. Ring a bell. Yeah. Absolutely. So I think that this is increasingly I mean, first of all tobacco a little bit. What I think Laura is describing is a process that is pretty universe. Missile based on what we found in our reporting. So in order for an elephant, for example, to be docile enough to interact with humans up close to give those rides or even give those baths or perform tricks. They have to be trained from a young age. And so we encountered hundreds of elephants through our, our time in Thailand, and spoke to trainers, etc. And typically what happens when elephants is young is at the elephant is separated from its mother, and that it is slowly trained using a an instrument called bullhook, which is a wooden stick with a metal hook on the end to comply to sit to stand to tricks and essentially to, to be able to obey the owner. So I think that's what Laura describing what she heard about before she went there, and maybe she didn't realize before she went the is prolific throughout the industry. Can you describe a bit more about the