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"daniel moran" Discussed on Ladies Knight Chess
"Welcome back to ladies night. I have recently come back from an incredible trip to Paris, where I was playing the European Vogue art Dora. After that event, I got a chance to do a couple of documentary projects with chess dot com. The first was filmed in this incredible chess cafe, the blitz society bar. And they talked to me about my background in chess, my test family, what I would like to see for women in chess in the future, and it was a really, really fun time. I'll put that video in the show and I also wish I was given an incredible opportunity to meet one of the most memorable and incredible guests here on ladies night. The Holocaust survivor, the 1956 French woman's chess champion, Isabel soko. So we were doing a documentary on her and not only did I get a chance to interview her, which you will see soon you can keep posted on my Instagram and Twitter to make sure you check that out. I also got a chance to play her in chess, which was super cool. She's in her 90s and doesn't play in competitive tournaments anymore, but her game face her chess all is so evident and it was just incredible opportunity to connect with her over the board. So it occurred to me, you know, we have to re listen to this interview. It was one of the most memorable ones I've had as a podcaster as an interviewer. Just the history and the inspiration she gives to never forget and to move forward with peace, love and positivity and to future generations is really inspiring. So take a listen, take a re lesson and I'll be back next month with more lady nights guests. I am thrilled today to bring you a very special interview with the legendary Isabel shoko, Holocaust survivor, 1956 French women's chess champion, author of the young blue eyed girl in French, and also co author of stolen youth, 5 women survival in the Holocaust. This joint episode of ladies night with the grid is in gratitude to Benjamin portel, who told me about and connected me with Isabel, conducted the in interview translation, in fact, you may hear his voice a few times. Many thanks also to producer Daniel Moran. And to translator and voice-over artists, Natalie Boyer. Born and loads Poland Isabel soko was two weeks away from her 11th birthday when Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Her beautiful life changed instantly. And only child Isabella was extremely close to her loving parents who owned a pharmacy. That was taken from them and they were among a 160,000 sent to the loads ghetto. Israel survived the loads ghetto, as well as two notorious death camps, Auschwitz and Bergen belsen. Her beloved parents, however, did not Isabelle was 55 pounds when she was liberated by British soldiers. And believe that she was in a few hours of her death. Isabelle moved to France and after recovering physically, she discovered chess. She became the French women's chess champion in 1956, and represented France in the olympiad. Now at age 92, she talks to us about chess. Her most vivid memories of childhood and survival, her many career successes and even The Queen's Gambit. Hello. Isabel? Weeks. This is Jennifer shahadi and Benjamin. We use this. Our madam Jennifer, it high content the world telephone a book who appreciates voter livres. Thank you, yes, I understand. Wonderful. Can you tell us what your first memory of the game of chess was? Say my first memory of playing chess is when I lived in the logic ghetto during the war and there was chess at Friends. With my little cuisine and unfortunately, in the ghetto, it was so difficult. Work. Hunger, the cold, the process of the Nazis, I could not be more interested in the game of chess. Tradition. And when did she learn the rules of chess? It's not in the ghetto. I saw the pieces I looked. I knew it was the game of chess. But I did not see the game again. It was just after the war, at my uncles, with my little cuisine that I found the game of chess. At what point did the game of chess become a serious fashion for you? Interested me, but unfortunately we were still in very complicated conditions after the war I had just been dying of a very serious illness. I was regaining a little strength with my uncle who told me in Paris and so my little cuisine who played chess showed me the game of chess. I was not in a state of physical and mental health to really, really find the game of chess as I discovered it afterwards. Usually the cover up. At that point, she was gaining weight and getting over her sickness. At what point did you start to realize it might be a serious passion for her? Well, it was after my marriage. We were with my husband, we went to veto to spend the holidays with the children, and I so chess players in the square in front of details, nursing home. There were a lot of tables and people were playing chess, so I approached them until then that I knew the game, a little. So they immediately welcomed me, I found partners who played with me. And then there is a gentleman who said to me, where do you live? I lived at the time in summer de foresee, near Paris, and he told me, but there is a circle in some more default. And you will be able to learn to play chess, well, above all in playing interesting games. And that was just a few years before you won the French women's championship, right? We put it down the other one. Yes. A few years before, because I immediately joined the circle of summer devos, I played a lot of games with men, there were few women who played chess, so I played with men, and everyone told me that I must go to the chess circle in Paris right away because I needed stronger players so that I could advance. And I joined the Kaiser circle in Paris and at that time, I actually really started to play chess. To like the game and to play harder and harder. And that's where tartakover discovered me and gave me his book. He offered me his book by writing to the future chess champion. I kept this book. I still have it because not even a year old later, I was the French chess champion. And our appreciation. Wow,
"daniel moran" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"It was a time, not too long ago when ESG environmental social and governance investing was all the rage, but now it's become something of a political hot potato, quite a number of states here in the United States of America. One of those is Texas. And we now have a profile on the Bloomberg of the man and Texas responsible for administering this question about whether state funds can be invested in financial firms taking ESG into account. Daniel Moran wrote that the profile and she joins us now. So thanks so much for the profile. Thanks for being with us. So tell us about Glenn hagar. So Glenn heeger is the Texas controller of public accounts. So basically what that means is that he's the state CFO. His normal day to today job is the check writer, the revenue estimator, he collects the taxes that Texas brings in. But during the last legislative session, he was given a new duty. And that was to create this kind of naughty list of financial firms that Texas deems to boycott the oil and gas industry. And so he spent months along with his staff going through poring through documents, looking at firms policies and ended up coming up with a list that had ten companies on it and more than 300 individual funds that are now subject to divestment from Texas entities. Well, so the legislator told him to do this. So it's not just him doing it on his own. Let's say you go do this. But did they give him criteria or ways of determining which ones would go on as you say naughty list or not? It was fairly open ended. He was given this directive from the legislature after they passed a law called Senate Bill 13 and it had to come up with a list come up with criteria, try and figure out what was the best way to approach this and given his personality he has a reputation in Texas of being pretty low key, pretty methodical. Adult hand in a lot of the politics there. So it seemed like a good fit for his office. As I understand it, this is environmental, not all of ESG. It's particularly the E part of environmental. Is it just a coincidence that Texas is such a big fossil fuel state? I mean, that's a huge part of it. Fossil fuels is a big part of the Texas economy, although it is more diversified than it once was. But this is an oil and gas list. And Hager will tell you that. He said that this is an environmental policy, although Texas legislation has come out against other types of ESG criteria. They have a similar law that prohibits government contracts with companies that what they call discriminate against the firearms industry. So it's just this ripple effect that it's been having. So it has the list as I understand it. And he wrote a letter. Have they started disinvesting? Have any financial firms felt the thrust of this so far? So the entities that have been impacted, which are pension funds and other state level investments, have divested from companies stock of the listed firms, and then if they held any of the funds, but that list is flexible. It will be updated as often or it's required to be updated annually and can be updated as often as quarterly. Final question for me and that is how much of this is tied to the investment performance of these firms and taking into account environmental concerns. And how much of it is just we don't like politically the values of ESG. I mean, it definitely goes back and forth. A lot of the core crux of this debate is if you limit investment in oil and gas, does that hurt consumers as energy prices could increase. And so there could be an economic impact to that. And another part of it is it's a very hot button political issue right now and probably will continue to be one. As we go through the legislative session. Okay, thank you so much Danielle. Terrific piece by Danielle Moran on the Bloomberg about this program in Texas coming up. We're going to talk with the