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"This special episode of Crypto Banter is brought to you by Isla Micron, a digital asset designed to create ethical finances in crypto. We're back in Singapore. In fact, right there, the Formula One is going to start this Sunday. More importantly, this is Asia's financial district, and we're here for token 2049. It's the biggest crypto conference I've ever seen. You've got more people and they're excited. There's a great energy. They're talking about big things, like what's going to power the next bull market? Is it going to be the ETF, the institutionalization of crypto? Is it going to be AI? That is what people are talking about here, and the energy is insane. Let's go take a look inside. Welcome to Singapore. The energy here is absolutely insane. We speed up the stairs into the hall, right to our Crypto Banter set. We'll be planted here all countries, talking to top guests, market movers, market innovators, extracting alpha, bringing people in crypto together, and delivering the best that the week has to offer right here to you. I mean, get the vibe here, get the energy that's going on here. Unbelievable. There's no bear market in Asia, that's for sure. Biggest conference I've ever been to. We're surrounded by no less than what makes this market go round. On the one side of us is Ripple. On the other side, Casper. Across from us, Clayton and Polkadot. Down the way, Cardano, Chainlink, Algorand, Antron, Layer 1's oracles, and more, building on the backs of Bitcoin and Ethereum in this ever -growing ecosystem of technology, currency, information and community. But with institutions and mainstream Web 1 companies pouring in, like Google, Bakkt, Sony, CME, and ETF applications from big banks, at what cost? And at what point in the battle are we? All right, so we're here at token 2049. As you can see, I'm running the show here. Well, let's go. This is the entrance. It's much bigger than last year. You're going to see a lot of the big protocols, a lot of the big projects here. You've got Avalanche over there. You've got... What is this? Uh, wow, look at this. This is the entrance to token 2049. Thank you, ladies. Ciao. As we walk in, it's all about exchanges. We've got Bitkiet over here. Big, big, big presence here. We've got Leo Messi, obviously, you know, the ambassador. Definitely, definitely my favorite, favorite, favorite player. I can tell you where we are. Singapore, Asia's de facto financial figurehead, and the Marina Bay Sands, its futuristic fortress, and the center where we've all come. 10 ,000 people plus, and here's what we see. A bullish setup of battle with a volatile mix of regulation, AI, and the halving, all facing us ahead of 2024. Bitcoin price end of 2024, $120 ,000, that's what it says. Look into the ball. Speed ahead, and you'll hear Ripple's CEO himself talking about all things regulation. We can't pretend that, like, government regulation doesn't matter. But here's the overwhelming takeaway from all these market experts. We've definitely hit the bottom, and things are looking bullish. But don't take my word for it. Take Arthur Hayes'. So that when this thing starts rhyming, potentially, it has a lot of room to grow, and from a low level, it doesn't take that much of effort in terms of money coming in the system, but it's going to go up 220x. Did he just say 220x? I think he did. It's not just bullish by setup, but it's also bullish by philosophy, according to Bellagio and to the Winklevoss twins. I think that's actually what everybody here shares. It's free speech, it's free market, it's voluntary, it's entrepreneurial, it's global, sort of the Utopia idea of the open internet of Web 1. And indeed, if this Web 3 narrative is here to stay, everyone from CZ to Nick Carter and Jake Bruckman from CoinFund to Sandeep at Polygon all believe that AI will play a crucial role. It needs to preserve its competitive advantage in terms of being able to on -board more and more developers. And developers and builders continue to do just that. Building, especially ahead of the all -important halving, which is less than nine months away. Even building on Bitcoin, like the ordinals, Munib, Alion, Stacks. And what Willy Woo says is that there's much more activity on chain these days. What you see here is the maturity of the market on the Bitcoin network. Another bullish indicator, gaming. More games than ever here at token2049, and its principal proponents here promoting Web 3 gaming from Pixelmon to Yuga Labs to Animoca and many, many more. As you can see, the conference is so full, people are sitting here on the floor, on stage. The two biggest countries that are looking at exporting Web 3 games right now is Korea and China. Ah yes, Asia taking center stage here with the regulatory uncertainty in the US. We're in Singapore helping spearhead crypto adoption on this continent. In fact, one of the highlights of the whole conference and one of the biggest announcements was Jeremy Alair from Circle announcing a partnership with Grab, the pan -African Asian app integrating USDC. We're focused on working with established consumer internet companies, established payment companies, digital wallet companies, commerce companies. So you're going to see partnerships with a lot of different firms like that, that we continue to roll out.
Fresh update on "marina" discussed on Bloomberg Law
"This evening as it tracks northward toward New England on Sunday. California Governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill late Friday night that would have required judges in child custody cases to affirm their child's gender identity. The bill was passed earlier this month the by State Assembly, but Newsom said he couldn't sign the bill. California State Senator Scott Wiener responded to the veto by calling the governor's decision a tragedy for trans kids. Fall has officially arrived. Today, September 23rd, marks the autumnal equinox, which refers to the sun being directly above the Earth's equator. The Latin term means equal parts day and night. Astronomers say the moment arrived precisely at 2 50 a .m. Eastern Daylight Time. In the northern hemisphere, days now will become shorter until the winter solstice on December 21. The holiday hiring spree is getting underway. Target plans to bring in 100 ,000 seasonal workers, while Amazon is looking to hire a quarter of a in million the way. The e -commerce giant also says it's bumping the average hourly pay delivery workers. Negotiators for Hollywood writers in the major studios are getting closer to a deal that would end the nearly five strike. month The Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers met for more than nine hours Friday. on I'm Dena Kodiak. A storm chaser in Virginia says rough seas overnight caused a boat in Newport News to take on water with the owner inside. Story from Rebecca Hughes. Newport News Police say earlier this morning a boat moored inside a marina struck the dock too many times causing damage. They say the owner woke up to find water inside the cabin. Emergency crews responded and the man is now safe. VNN meteorologist John Weatherby says most activity near Virginia's beaches has stopped. A lot of boating activity except for some commercial operations have come to a complete halt through the tidewater up into the Chesapeake Bay and of course the area beaches are now just deserted. we may be He says able to return to the beach and normal boating activities by either late Sunday or even Monday. I'm Rebecca Hughes. A house exploded in New Jersey injuring at least five people. Jacqueline Caro reports. It It happened on Banker Road in West Milford, New Jersey around 9 p .m. Friday night. Here's what one witness had to say. I felt like the ground was like shaking and we felt like a large bang. Police say the victims were to say. North Jersey dot com reports the West Milford there. The deputy fire chief says the cause is unknown. Police say West Milford detectives and the fire marshal's offices are Jacqueline investigating Caro, New Jersey. Ticketmaster is hoping to stop scalping for Olivia Rodrigo's were to say. guts The singer -songwriter writer announced the guts world tour will hit over 30 U .S. cities. The trek is in support of her highly anticipated did sophomore album that she released this month. Ticketmaster announced they'll only issue purchase tickets 72 hours before the concert takes place regardless of when people bought their ticket originally. Tickets will also only be available electronically. The tour will kick off February 23rd in Palm Springs, California. She'll also make stops in Phoenix, Nashville, New York City in Los Angeles. I'm Michael Kastner and I'm Dena Kodiak. And I'm Dan Schwartzman in the Bloomberg Newsroom. Here's some of the stories we're watching. ExxonMobil which operates one of the world's biggest oil refining networks is going to stay ahead of changing consumer demands as the energy transition and gathers pace. With electric vehicles growing in both affordability and
"marina" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"For me, it is, I don't give any thought to whether I'm competing against a man or a woman at all. It's about me and the service that we can provide, period. Getting loans, talking business plan, nothing about that was... I have not had a single issue. I just... I wouldn't think so, but it's... It's one of those things where I feel like, you know, you represent yourself in the way that you speak and the way that you present yourself. And so I don't think it matters to a lot of people whether you're woman-owned or man-owned or... Well, that's good. That's just... Or minority-owned. I don't think any of that really matters. It's who you are as a person. Well, that's good. That's what I would assume, but yeah, just wanted to ask. All right, any other questions? Yes. Good question. So are there advantages to being a woman in minority-owned business doing business in Tallahassee? So if you are trying to apply for, you know, Leon County or the city or even some type of government, there is definitely a benefit to being woman-owned. No doubt about it. They do set asides for specific woman-owned businesses.I have not really dove in too much to the government. I mean, I don't think there's a lot to be done on that side of cleaning. We could, but we just haven't. There's a lot of work to be done in there. And so it's easier. They have leather chairs in the government, so that kind of helps. I hope so. But for me, it's just a lot easier for me to just go out here locally and try to get business that way. So I hope you do really well. Congratulations on starting your own business. Yes, congratulations. We love it. There is a great advantage to being a certified minority-owned business. And actually, OEV is putting on a certification, sort of a boot camp, if you will, coming up in the next couple of weeks. So I encourage you to check it out. But I will also say that that's step one, right? Because you are a certified minority-owned, women-owned business, it doesn't mean that the state is gonna say, hey, Susie, here's a million-dollar contract. It doesn't work like that. That sets you up to begin the process of seeking out that job or those jobs. So congratulations. All right. Well, thank you, Marina. Thank you, Christy. Thank you so much, Dave. And thank you all for being part of this. I appreciate it very much. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thanks for listening to the show. You can subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And while you're there, please leave us a review. It really does make a difference. Thanks to my amazing staff at Fiore Communications who pick up the slack while I'm working on these podcasts, and to Troy Bloom for composing our theme music. You can hear more of Troy's creations on Facebook and Instagram at Troy Bloom Music. To connect with the podcast or suggest a future guest, follow us on social media or email us at podcast at fiorecommunications.com.
Fresh "Marina" from Bloomberg Intelligence
"Latest are This coming on is the stories Bloomberg moving up big Radio. Broadcasting money in 24 the world of hours sports. a day at Stay with bloomberg us because .com Auto today's President Workers and Biden top picket stories the is Bloomberg line. and joining Business global the Brian business United Shook reports Biden tweeted that he was going to Michigan Tuesday to stand in solidarity with the workers as the fight for a fair share of the value they helped create. This comes after UAW President Sean Fain announced earlier this week he would send more workers to the picket lines if substantial progress wasn't made with the big three automakers on a new contract. Union workers say they want a 40 % pay increase cost of living adjustments and pensions for all workers. New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is vowing to fight federal bribery charges and calls what baseless allegations. Menendez and his wife are accused of accepting money and gifts in exchange for using his position to help three New Jersey businessmen. Menendez released a statement calling it a smear campaign meant to silence him. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is among the political leaders calling for Menendez to step down. Here's Scott Pringle. Murphy says the allegations are so serious and deeply disturbing that they compromise the ability of Senator Menendez to effectively represent the people of our state. Menendez has no plans to resign for now. He is stepping down though from his role chairman as of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy plans to cut funding for Ukraine out of a defense spending bill that's being blocked by a small group of conservatives this week. McCarthy will remove $300 million for Ukraine the in Pentagon appropriations bill and hold a separate vote on the funding. This comes after five conservatives opposed procedural a vote for the bill, preventing the legislation from moving forward. The move was a blow to McCarthy who's trying to pass appropriations bills ahead of the September 30 shutdown deadline. A state of emergency is in effect in Maryland and Virginia after Tropical Storm Ophelia made landfall in North Carolina. The storm came ashore early this morning bringing heavy rainfall and dangerous storm surges to the mid -Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center expects Ophelia as to weaken it to moves a north tropical through depression Virginia, the D .C. area and Maryland through Sunday. I'm Dena Kodiak. For more information, please visit the website. More on that story from Rebecca Hughes. Newport News Police say earlier this morning a boat moored inside a marina struck the dock too many times causing damage. the They say owner woke up to find water inside the cabin. Emergency crews responded and the man is now safe. BNN meteorologist John Weatherby says most activity near Virginia's beaches has stopped. A lot of Oating activity except for some commercial operations have come to a complete halt through the tidewater up into the Chesapeake Bay and of course the area beaches are now just deserted. He says we may be able to return to the beach and activities normal by boating either late Sunday or even Monday. I'm Rebecca Hughes. A house exploded in New Jersey injuring at least five people. Jacqueline Caro reports it happened on Banker Road in West Milford, New Jersey around 9 p .m. Friday night. Here's what one witness had to say. I felt like the ground was shaking and felt we like a large bang. Police say the victims were medevaced to various hospitals. Their conditions are unknown. NorthJersey .com reports the West Milford deputy fire chief says the cause say is West unknown. Milford detectives Police and the fire marshal's offices are investigating. Jacqueline Caro, New Jersey. Ticketmaster is hoping to stop scalping for Olivia Rodrigo's Guts tour. Michael Kastner has more. We'll be right US cities. The trek is in support of her highly anticipated sophomore album that she released this month. Ticketmaster announced they'll only issue purchase tickets 72 hours before the concert takes place regardless of when people bought their ticket originally. Tickets will also only be available electronically. The tour will kick off February 23rd in Palm Springs, California. She also makes stops in Phoenix, Nashville, New York City and Los Angeles. I'm Michael Kastner. And I'm Dena Kodiak. And I'm Denise Pellegrini in the Bloomberg Newsroom. Investors this week will be watching for the impact of a stronger dollar on earnings reports from coming Nike, Cintas, Costco and Carnival and investors also being forced to accept the idea of higher for longer interest rates. Janet Henry is global chief economist at HSBC Bank. There are plenty risks of out there, even the Fed's Goldilocks view that they set out at the FOMC. The level of uncertainty around that they are emitting is quite high. And Henry with us there on the Bloomberg Surveillance Podcast. The new corruption charges we've been talking about against U .S. Senator Robert Menendez highlighting his ties to an indicted New Jersey banker, accused of passing gold bars and cash to the lawmaker to sway the outcome of the businessman's loan scheme case. The unsealed indictment says Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat,
"marina" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"Yeah, I totally agree with what you said. And I'm old school, so I would do piece of paper, pros and cons. This is what they said, this works. In theory, will it work for me and my business? And also, at the Jim Rand Institute, we use the business model canvas. And so that little piece of paper and your concept, putting it down and seeing, am I going to be able to make money on that concept before you make a big move is always very helpful. I've got a question. One of the reasons that I wanted to talk to both of you together is it always helps if there's some common bond between the people. And I didn't realize that you were friends when I did this, so that helps. But the idea that you're both women entrepreneurs and you both took a chance and as women, you did that. Now, I'm so used to working with people who, women, men, I don't really think about that being a woman entrepreneur is a thing that needs to be set aside or treated differently or thought of differently these days. But is it, do you have a different experience? Is anything harder because of that from your, you know, you've been doing it for a while now. Has anything changed over that? Is that still a discussion or not? Well, since I have the mic, I'll go first, if that's okay with you. I think for me being an owner, a co-owner with my husband, it was challenging, right? Because I was 51%, we were a minority-owned, women-owned business. And people, we'd be in front of our CPA and they would be like, so Bill, what do you think? And he would be like, well, Marina, what do you think? So it really, I think it's a little bit different now. I think the mindset has shifted a little, at least within the businesses that JMI is servicing right now. This cohort that just started last week, out of 20 in the cohort, there's one man. So all of these small business owners are women. And I may or may not have the statistic right, please don't kill me. But women veterans, because we have a veterans program too in our national program that Melissa, our director, runs that program. And I think it's like 72% of women veterans are starting their own business. So yeah, it's awesome. So things are changing. Yeah.
Fresh update on "marina" discussed on News, Traffic and Weather
"Chance to check out the thrilling rides rodeo food and of course everyone's favorites stones live music livestock and more Oktoberfest in Kirkland and Fremont continue through the weekend with beer beer more beer German foods live music in Kirkland head to Marina Park and in Fremont it's on Finney Avenue Django Fest Northwest happening all weekend in Langley at Whidbey Island Center for arts the look for a showcase of jazz music workshops and jam sessions the music plays on at the Departure Fest Northwest and pulsing with world -class musical performances crafts and food head over to Eastern Washington for the great Prosser balloon rally for a weekend filled with hot air balloons including a night glow and Monday don your Doc Martens torn jeans and flannel for grunge night with the Mariners at T -Mobile Park and that's what's going on Marina Rockinger Northwest News Radio go quite a list here all
"marina" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"So what do you enjoy most about working with entrepreneurs? Being an entrepreneur yourself and seeing all these young, well, young in their business, eager and ready to start something. What's your favorite part about that process? I just love seeing the sparkle in their eye. I also love when we have an event where I'm able to connect them to a business that's a little bit more advanced than they are. Everyone here has been extremely wonderful and generous with their knowledge, especially in peer groups. It's really wonderful to see small businesses lean into each other and lean on each other. Because so, for me anyway, and I think probably the same for you, you feel like you're all alone. You're on an island. You know, how am I gonna meet payroll? This person, I wanna fire them but I can't. Or I really would love this to happen. And so, just there's so much, so much. Right, great. All right, I wanna pivot a little bit and come back to Christy for a second since I still have a little more time. And then we're gonna get into some questions that are kind of overall back and forth. But just wanted to get back with your job and the people you work with and sort of the same, similar question is, what is really your favorite part of the job when you see, you know, working, when you're helping businesses or organizations have a better place to work? I imagine that's satisfying. And just wanted to know what are the relationships. It's kind of what is your favorite part of the job you do now? I think the most rewarding is going into a business and knowing that our name stands for something that's good. There are, you know, we always get lots of requests for cleaning beds and we'll go in to a building and they're like, oh, we just want, you know, cleaning once every other week or once a month. And stuff, and I don't wanna say stuff like that but when we go in, we wanna make sure that the job that we're bidding on, we can still look like we're taking pride in our work. So if it's, you know, like for example, your office where it's not as busy as something like the lottery building or. Just busy up here. Right, no, I mean traffic-wise. But you know, it's making sure that we can provide the manpower to clean the building the way it should be cleaned rather than it be so focused on budget. And I know everyone is really concerned about that but I have, it's my job to make you look good and it's my job to make us look good. And so that's the biggest thing for me is going in and making sure that we can, when people walk in the bathroom, they're like, okay, who cleans here? Rather than, ooh, who's cleaning here? So I'll ask a similar question to the photo kiosk. No, this is for you, Christy. Are there any nightmare stories that you can share anonymously? There's gotta be something nasty you came across. There's a lot. Yeah, people don't. Are Tallahassee businesses a little less than we might imagine at times? Yeah, people sometimes just have no regard for their workplace at all and just, they mess it up really bad. I'm trying, because I'm like. I am not pleased with that answer at all. Yeah. I was really looking for something. I mean, there are times where we'll get called during the day because it's that bad. Like they can't even make it to the end of the day? Right. That doesn't sound good. No. And so, and we've had a repeat offender in a couple of places where I'm like, can you get them like a leather chair so they stop going like on the cushion, so. Okay, that's more what I was looking for. That's what we're after. All right, thank you. Enough said on that. Picture. All right, good. So, and I'll ask this of both of you. This is how I finish all my podcasts is, we've talked about how you got to this point in your life. So where do you think here might be for you in three to five years from now? I want to grow. So we are looking at expanding here in Tallahassee. We're starting to do some outside the city in Wakulla and Thomasville, Georgia, and gosh, I'm blanking on some of Panama City, Lenwood, just kind of spreading out in North Florida. Slow and steady, but we're gonna do it. Great. All right, Reena, same question for you. Three to five years from now. Yeah, I see myself right where I am now. I see some changes coming up for JMI in the fall, and hopefully that'll afford us an opportunity to expand who we work with. Right now the criteria for the two programs is three years in business and at least three employees. So perhaps we'll open that up a little bit more in terms of number of years in business. And there's a lot of solopreneurs out there that need some help and guidance. And I will say that Mr. Moran, Mrs. Moran, and Moran Foundation has been so generous with their donation to FSU that it affords us to hold and have these programs at no cost to the small businesses and to the non-profits. And so that just makes my heart happy. And I hope that every single small business has an opportunity to come through the program and or participate in a peer group because it's great and it's at no cost. I just, it's mind blowing the opportunity that we have here. Yeah, it's amazing. And I will say just personally my experience and interaction with the Chamber and JMI extremely influential on the growth of my business and helped somebody the same thing who didn't know anything about doing any of this stuff. Just the combination of those two resources have been amazing in my career. Yeah, that's so wonderful to hear. And we hear that all the time, which is just, who wouldn't wanna be here doing exactly that in five years? Okay, we're gonna shift, thank you. We're gonna shift gears a little bit now to ask a couple of kind of panel kind of discussions, questions, and if we have time, we can even take a question or two from the group if you have anything else you wanna know. So first question, and Marina, since you have the mic, you can answer first. So based on your experience both as an entrepreneur and working with them now, what do you wish every person knew when they started a business? That's such a hard question. Sorry. And I think the answer for me would be that it's hard, that it's not easy. If your business is widgets, you need to know everything you need to know about widgets and everything else. You need to know about employees, you need to know about HR, you need to know about finance, you need to know about exit strategy at the onset. And I think Kristi mentioned earlier, have a great CPA, have a good accountant, a good HR attorney, have all of those resources in place. So that's my answer. That's great. Kristi, what about you? Well, I'm gonna piggyback on that a little bit. It really doesn't matter how small or big your business is. I mean, you can have five people and still need to have those things in line. You've got to have those resources. And I'm glad that I have done that. And it's just a learning thing. Building a business is not easy. You've got to get in there and you've got to wear a lot of different hats. You know, we clean the buildings, I manage the buildings, we ran the operations. You know, there's so many things as a business owner that you have to do, especially when it's to be successful. Yeah, okay. So you come to entrepreneurship from very different places. One out of, seems like it was kind of bred into you and, you know, started from the beginning. And Kristi, you were kind of thrust into it. I'm out of necessity. So what do you think every successful person in business has in common? Drive. I think that's the biggest thing is if you are not driven, if you're not focused, if you don't have a plan, if you don't have a mission, you're not gonna do well. So it's, and it's pulling from all your different resources. It's not just trying every single thing that you need to accomplish all by yourself. It's reaching out to those people in, that are friends, that are family and saying, hey, like, what do you think about this? Or what do you think about this? Don't try to be the only person providing solutions for your company. Right, I think that the idea that you have to be super passionate about what you do, like this is your dream life mission, I don't think, it's the passion to be successful and the drive to do whatever it takes in whatever you choose. It doesn't have to be something you were born to do as long as you put in the effort and decide I'm gonna do this. I agree. There's great satisfaction in accomplishing that, right? Very much so. All right, Marina, what do you think? What does everybody have in common who's been successful? I think mistakes, quite frankly. I think that's how you learn and grow. You say, oh, this is gonna be perfect. And then you go, oh my gosh, that was not right. And you pivot and you continue on. And I also think if COVID taught us anything, it's how to pivot quickly and try something else, throw something else at the wall and see what sticks. Great. So, Christy, how important is it, has it been for you in moving forward to have a person or a group of people that you can trust, bounce ideas off of, get input from as you make your business decisions moving forward? You know, if you would have asked me that a couple years ago, my answer would have been different. But now that I am where I'm at, we're seven years in, the community is huge. Your friendships, your relationships that you form, your business relationships. There's a lot of people in this room that are my friends that I've also leaned on tremendously for business advice, for answers to questions that I had no idea where to even turn. And then even like Marina said, the peer-to-peer groups, I'm gonna boast on Jim Moran for a minute, but I really, really wanted to be part of a peer-to-peer group just to be able to have those resources and bounce ideas off of. Everybody has problems in their business. And so if other people can give you solutions or, hey, I've experienced that. Just know you're not alone in that, right? Absolutely. Or it's like, oh my gosh, I didn't even think of that. That's a great way to solve that issue. That might not work right now, but in three years, it might work beautifully. So it's important to have those confidences that you have. Yeah, right. Marina, what do you think? Yeah, I think it's imperative to find your mentors, right? And they might not be in the same industry as you. I can remember coming up on, okay, what do I do? Do we close a business? I really was focused on making sure my husband was healthy and well. And by the way, seven years out, cancer-free. So I just, I gotta make sure I say that. That's great, yeah. And so I remember seeking out a very successful restaurateur here in, well, in Tallahassee. And I just needed some big girl mentoring. And I called her and only knew her peripherally. And said, hey, can I just come and have coffee? I have some questions. And her advice was so sage. And again, her experience was way different than mine. And so finding your mentors. Right, okay, all right. Is there anything that you're particularly like really looking forward to? As you, I know we talked about where you think you're gonna be. But is there anything like immediate that a project you're excited about or something that you just can't wait to get going on? I'm ready to expand in Panama City. That's my next goal. And so that is very exciting to me because I like challenges. And so that, I mean, obviously, since I've built this business, I'm a go-getter. So I'm gonna go and tackle Panama City next and see what else we can do in North Florida. Okay, great. Awesome. Yeah, so again, big changes coming to JMI in the fall. And looking forward to whatever changes that brings to us. And it may not bring anything. But we're ready and open for any change. So yeah, looking forward to it. All right, well, thank you both very much. So we do have a little extra time. So does anybody have any questions that they would like to ask Marina or Christy? All right, I'm gonna repeat the question so we can get it. So when you're looking for new employees, how do you source that? How do you find good team members? So mine is different because 90% of our staff is part-time. So we place ads on Indeed. We do Facebook, we do word of mouth. We even advertise on Craigslist sometimes. Just kind of depends what area that we're looking for. But that's our primary source. And I don't really obviously have employees. But I will say that the Chamber's website has great help there. We've got OEV, Office of Economic Vitality, and CareerSource Capital Region. I will tell you that their services are for free. So if you are a small independent business and are looking for employees, don't forget those local resources because they're spectacular. Yeah, let me repeat it. So how do you divide when you have the council of advisors and you take in what they have to say? How do you balance that with your own, what you know in your drive and your information? How do you work both of those together? So for me, I don't have to use those resources probably less than 10% of the year each year. I go in and I'm the CEO. And so I make all the decisions at the end of the day. And so I just try to work through some of the questions and make the best decisions I can for my company. And sometimes I make mistakes and you pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep going the next day. And so I feel like I have to be that leader for them.
Fresh "Marina" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Way to Sea -Tac will take you about nine minutes. Federal Way to Seattle about 23 minutes. Federal Way to Tacoma will take you about nine minutes. Our next Northwest traffic at 734. In our Saturday forecast, yeah, we'll give you Sunday too here. Sponsored by Northwest Crawl Space Services. Clouds have have arrived and they're loaded with moisture. We're gonna see rain showers at times today not to rule out sunbreaks. I can still see the Olympics right now from our studio windows here along the shores of Elliott Bay Lower Queen Anne. That's a good sign. High today about 4 again with some sunbreaks. Tomorrow it's gonna really be loaded with a lot of clouds and rain showers pretty much for the day. At times the puddles will be deep. Keep in mind if you have a bike event tomorrow or maybe the oyster run. 64 plan high for tomorrow. We're looking at a soggy day Monday Tuesday even Wednesday right now where maybe some sunbreaks will return. They did have some snow a trace of it by the way at Mission Bridge. Let me also mention we've by the got gondola summer schedule for the view of Mount Rainier there at Crystal today and tomorrow. Then they're gonna start getting in gear for the coming ski season. Current temperature right now in Seattle. 57 here at Northwest News news radio and speaking of fun things to do. I'm Marina Rockinger and here's what's going on sponsored by Casino. It's back the Georgetown Borg is ready to
"marina" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"And so that's my strong suit. It always has been. And it was always a challenge. And it was big cases. And so that's what I did. OK. So let's switch gears a little bit now and talk about your husband, Walt. OK. All right. When did you meet? How'd you meet? What's that story? So we met in 1994 and at a bar. And we lived with an online dating. It was an online dating, so. Identify your generation and apply it, right? Correct. And so we were playing pool. And he thought he could beat me. And he found out he did not. Nice. Go girls. Are you sure he wasn't letting you beat him? Oh, no, he didn't let me beat him. He was definitely wanting to. That's a good date move. That's a strong. Yeah, he wanted to beat me. But no, he was all talk that night, so it was funny. Since then, he's beat me many times, but not now. Or not then. But yeah, so we met and we married two years later. And then we had our daughter Caitlin, who's in the front row with me, and our daughter Lexi. And we stayed in Tallahassee for the following three or four years. We relocated up to Atlanta for just a couple of years, which is where I went to the National Center for Paralegal Training. And then we decided Atlanta was not our thing. So we came back to Tallahassee, and I went back into the legal field and continued to raise our family and our girls. And we are big on family. Great. So Walt's working in law enforcement at this time, right? And you're working as a paralegal. Correct. And he was also in the Army National Guard in the Reserves. He was. Right? Yes. And served four deployments. Four. Four to Iraq and Afghanistan. Correct. All right, so tell us about what happened after his fourth deployment. OK. So the deployments back years ago were a lot longer than they are now. Now they're a maximum of like nine months. So he was gone about 18 months. So over an eight-year period, five of those years he was gone. I mean, he came back a little bit here and there, but five of those years he was gone. When he finally returned back from Afghanistan, he came back, and lo and behold, PTSD just jumped on him like it does a lot of other veterans. But also, he came back with a traumatic brain injury from a bomb exploding. And so he kind of just dove in in depression and stayed there for a long, long time. So Caitlin and I got to work, and we just started quick and clean out of a shed that we had in our side yard. We started cleaning buildings at night to make extra money, because Walt was just not in a good place. And so what do you do? You support them. You don't leave them. You support them. And so that's what we did. And it took about 10 years for him to kind of get back to a good place, a lot of family and tough love and therapy and everything that you can imagine we went through. So to kind of set the stage, you're his primary caregiver. I am. You're still working as a paralegal, and you're cleaning offices at night for a while. Yeah, seven years ago. That was the perfect setting. I did. I worked all day, about probably 50 to 60 hours a week as a paralegal, because we had big cases, and they needed me to work that too. So after hours, Caitlin and I would pack up and go clean some buildings to make extra money, because Walt was really not able to work. And a lot of people didn't really know that. We just didn't share that side of our story for the longest time. But now that things are starting to kind of get better for him, and he's not going through the embarrassment, which is that I don't know why he was embarrassed, but I guess the stigma with PTSD is a real thing. And so he kind of just buried himself for a while. Yeah. Well, I'm sorry you went through that for him, and I'm grateful for his service. Me too. So at some point, you decide that it's time to give up the paralegal and jump on the cleaning full time and make it your business and the thing you're going to invest yourself in. So what was that decision process like? It was very challenging, because what I found was we were doing a really good job. There was a need for good cleaning companies, and Tallahassee. And because it's she and I, we were in it, and we did it really well. And so what happened was three years into it, my phone was ringing off the hook while we were at work. And I'm like, it's not fair to my employer to continue to try to build my business and getting calls during the day. Couldn't do it. So we sat down one evening, and we actually added up the amount of buildings that we could clean ourselves to supplement my income as paralegal. So I could quit doing that and then put all of my effort into my business. I thought if I could do, if I could work as hard for my daytime job as I'm working for myself. How much money could you make? Wow. So that's how it started. That's great. So you make that transition, and then when did you decide that as it started to take off that you wanted to start bringing on employees and kind of make it more than just you and your daughter, but kind of a company company? So about probably a year and a half into it, we started hiring employees because it was just she and I. And we couldn't handle the amount of work we were getting. So I started with employees right away and tried to manage that while also working during the day. So it just became a lot. So in a cleaning business, and I know that you I'm sure have a very high standard for when something is clean. Is that right? But for all of us who have children, understand that the definition of clean can be a moving target, right? There are different ideas about what's clean or not. So how did you, what did you do as the leader to impress your standards on the people who were working for you? Our biggest attribute, I think, is that we do have, we've built a management structure. That sounds so simple, but in reality, if you have someone who's checking the work and not just going in and grabbing the trash and leaving the building and hoping that the client is happy, that makes a big, big difference. And so that was one of the things that we strive to do. And we did that right away. So we have systems in place where we do monthly business building checks, plus our supervisors are in the buildings all of the time. So we're constantly getting feedback from our clients rather than waiting for that complaint to come to the door. Somebody to call and say, oh my gosh, you missed this, or you missed this. That's great. And we're coming to a close on your section for now. But I just want to ask, do you know anything about running a business or how to set it up or pay people or anything? Not a single thing. I've had to learn as I go. How did you do that? How did you, I mean, where did you go? What did you do to equip yourself to run a business? The basics was get a good lawyer, get a good payroll company, get a good bookkeeping company. And a good CPA. If you have those, at least you have those resources to be able to help you learn as you grow. I'm still learning as we grow. Sure. Every day. Yeah. I think if you don't think like you're learning anything anymore, that's probably not a good sign. Not at all. So if they say, if you're not growing, you're dying. So I don't want to, I don't want to just keep going up. All right. Well, great. Well, thank you, Christy, for sharing. And we're going to come back to you in a minute. And now we're going to move on to my next guest is Marina Lixson. Marina is the Tallahassee Program Manager for the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, affectionately known as JMI. That's a mouthful. And you're the former owner of Honey Tree Natural Foods with your husband, Bill. You're the mother of two daughters who was born in Oakland, California to two Navy parents and eventually settled in New England with your mom and two siblings, right? Correct. So, Marina, thanks for being here. Thanks for having me. Yeah, appreciate your being part of this. So from what I read, it sounds like your mom and her family provided quite the backdrop for your childhood. Yes, very much so. So yeah, mom and dad, both Navy, and when they divorced, went with mom to New England and she subsequently was married again to my stepdad, Air Force. So military all around, baby brother, just retired from the Army. So it's everywhere. So, and I appreciate well service as well. So yeah, mom was one of 15 and biological dad, one of seven, stepdad, one of seven. So family up to here. Was raised in a multi-generational home. My Italian immigrant parents, my grandmother lived upstairs. My grandfather died when I was very young. So being raised in that multi-generational Italian family with the aunts and the uncles and the cousins all around the neighborhood. So what was the best part of that? What did you enjoy most about that as a kid? Aside from the food or the food? The food is reason enough, but the smell of the sauce in the morning. That's exactly right. Yeah, we'd go down the street to Aunt Rose's for the fresh pasta and then there was the chicken lady who would give us fresh chickens and my uncle next door who had a big garden. It's good to have a chicken lady. Yeah, our last family reunion and I will say that all 15 of my mothers, my mom and her siblings are all deceased now, but the last reunion, first cousins and second cousins, it would be my generation and my children, we had over 300 people. So it was never a dull moment. Right, and in that mix you had some entrepreneurs, right? So you had some modeling there as a young person? Listen, all of the aunts and uncles, a majority of them were small business owners. Barbershops and tire shops and all of it, anything you needed. There was a family member that had a small business, so yeah. So you saw a strong work ethic, right? How did that impact you? Yeah, I think that generation, we were talking about that earlier, given the keynote today, who was fabulous, that generation learning what was right and wrong from my immigrant grandmother to my hardworking aunts and uncles. I mean, it just, it was what you did. It was ingrained in my DNA, so yeah. My first job was 15, I was 15. Yeah, at a photo kiosk thing, right? The Snap Shack, yes, yeah, the Snap Shack. It was a little kiosk at the brand new mall that had just opened up literally down the street from my house so I could ride my bike. And the small business owner, entrepreneur Al, who owned it, said, you're 15, yeah, you can work. Mom and dad say it's okay. And I worked there all the way to my days at community college, so high school, all the way. So can I ask you what's the weirdest photo you ever saw? Listen, I probably can't even say back then. You know, it was different then. Everything back then, it's just like. People would drop their rolls of film. I just came back from my honeymoon. And you'd be like, oh, these are gonna be good. You know, so, or new babies were always wonderful. Or, you know, maybe the cute boy that lived down the street, you know. So you didn't make any extra prints and stash them? Definitely not, never did that. But certainly, check to make sure that they were all printed correctly. Sure, that's your job, I mean, you have to do that. Right, all right, so you said in your bio that you sent me that you did what was expected of a young Italian girl, and what was that? Got married, had babies, young, way too young. So yeah, that was what was expected. You had two choices for a career way back then. And from the family that I grew up with, you could be a nurse, or you could be a teacher if you were the girls. You know, boys, it was unlimited. But I literally was raised in that, you're either gonna be this or that. And none of that worked for me, so yeah. Okay, so later on, we're skipping ahead a little bit, you were working in the defense industry in Connecticut. Yep, absolutely. At a time when President Clinton cut the defense budget at the same time you were going through a divorce. Yep, so fast forward there. So not a great period there. Lots of big periods there. Yeah, so the defense budget was cut. My ex-husband at the time lost his job, I lost my job. So there we were, you know, two kids, two little kids, Connecticut. And it was time for a change. And so Florida was my goal, my intention. Tallahassee sort of happened. And I remember the last day in Connecticut there was an article in the newspaper that I read every day. If you could tell President Clinton just one thing, what would you tell him? And of course, you know, I was pissed, and I was a single working woman at that point. And, you know, healthcare benefits were atrocious and on and on and on. So I tore just a piece of yellow legal paper and I wrote a note and shoved it in an envelope and sent it. Never thought anything of it. Moved to Florida, you know, looked for just a little part-time job. And I will also say that all of my mom's sisters, six, all died of some sort of cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, my grandmother as well. And so I made a choice when my girls were young that I wasn't going out that way. So just made healthier choices. And so fast forward to Tallahassee and got a job at a health food store. Okay. And I will say, Dave, that got settled in Tallahassee and the phone rang, because it was on the wall back then. Right, like we talked about the robbery on the phone. And I answered the phone and this woman said, hi, this is so-and-so from the White House. And I was like, yeah. So that happened three or four times when I hung up on the White House. And then finally she called and said, don't hang up on me, I just, we got your letter. We wanna know if you would like to come to the White House and tell President Clinton to his face kind of what you said in this torn piece of yellow legal paper. And so fast forward, the Clinton administration was with the Department of Labor. And I think the Secretary of Labor at the time was Robert Reich. They were doing a working women count initiative. And so I was part of that initiative and got to go to the White House and sat next to Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. Of course, this was right as all the Lewinsky stuff was blowing up. So I will say being in the White House during that time was quite interesting. Yeah, yeah. Because you could tell something was happening and it was literally the next week that all of that blew up. So in any case, that was an honor and very stressful, Christie, and you were not there to hold my hand. But it was fascinating. So I really, I got to tell him exactly what I thought of what was going on as a working woman and got to be introduced by Hillary Clinton and introduce Bill Clinton. So it was fun. It was cool. Yeah, that's very cool. All right, so tell us about how you got connected to Honey Tree in the first place. Yeah, so I got a job there. Needed to do something and was in my wheelhouse with how I lived my life and how I was raising my girls. And the previous owner, well, and now I met Bill at the juice bar of the Honey Tree. And then owner said, I'd like to sell the store. And so fast forward, Bill and I bought the existing business and then grew it to three stores. We had two counties. We had one in Gadsden County and two in Leon County in Tallahassee. Okay, awesome. Yeah. So for those who may not remember, just real quickly, tell us what the Honey Tree was all about. Yeah, it was a natural health food store, right? Way before Amazon, way before Whole Foods, way before GreenWise. It was us and New Leaf, quite frankly. And we were good partners together. They were bigger and we were smaller. So we had a great working relationship and we were on two different sides of town. Right, okay. And in 2012, you went through JMI, Small Business Executive Program. With you, Dave. With me, we were class two classmates. We were class two, woo woo. We didn't, we don't do like LT, we didn't have symbols and stuff. I'm gonna work on that. I'm gonna work on some sort of a symbol. So yeah, I went through the Jim Rand Institute. I was lucky enough to hear about it and to somebody to say, you should apply. And I did and got in. And the very first day, I remember, I think it was Tatum, but I don't really remember, talked about exit strategy. And I was like, geez, I don't have an exit strategy. I just got into this, you know, several years ago. Why do I have to worry about getting out? And then, you know, fast forward, few years later, my husband and I were in Chicago. My baby brother was becoming a Brigadier General and we were there for the change of command ceremony. And my husband said, I have a sore throat. And I'm like, you're gonna be fine. We got shit to do, you're gonna be fine. And sure enough, the next morning, he woke up with a huge neck. And he was in the ICU for four days while I ran to the ceremony and came back. And by the time we got home, he was diagnosed with stage four throat cancer. So that was the first thing that happened. And then Amazon, at that time, bought Whole Foods and changed the whole discount structure of the natural foods industry. And so, as a mom and pop, you know, when you look at your strategic plan, I was like, I am working way too hard for not a lot. And so, and then the third thing was, my last store was in Market Square and Market Square was sold. I think y'all remember that. Of course, it's still almost not open all these years later, but the owners were a big conglomerate out of Texas that were not so excited to have all of us small businesses. And they were not, you know, they weren't horrible, but they weren't encouraging and supportive. Okay, so you ended up closing the store. So I ended up closing the store, which was a great decision for us and me, yeah. Right, and then you ended up back at JMI. I did. Where you are now as a program manager. So. I did. There was a job in the paper, in the paper. There was a job available that shows my, I did. And I applied for the job and got a call from Melissa and she said, there's another job that we think that you'd be better suited for. And so here I am in that role. So Mike, my predecessor, did a great job in setting me up, the program up to be successful. And so I've subsequently met wonderful people like Kristi because of that. And just in real quick nutshell, what is it that, what are you in charge of? What services do you provide? Thanks Dave, great question. So a program manager, so in charge of the small business executive program, the non-profit executive program, and all the peer-to-peer groups. So, and we're all over the state, not just in Tallahassee. We're in here in Jacksonville, Tampa, Orlando, Palm Beach. So we are across the state. Hey everybody. Just a quick reminder that this episode is brought to you by Fiore Communications. Just like people, every business has a story to tell. And we've been helping our clients tell their story since 2001. Because who you are as a company is just as important as what you do. To learn more about how telling your story can make a difference in your business, visit fiorecommunications.com. Thanks again for listening. Now back to the show.
Fresh "Marina" from News, Traffic and Weather
"NASA launched a spacecraft about the size of a small car its destination an asteroid named Bennu well Bennu is interesting for of a couple reasons it's a nearby asteroid to earth so you don't have to go too far to get to Bennu and back it took about two years to reach Bennu once there the spacecraft stayed for another two years mapping and studying the asteroid and then touching down on the surface gently to pick up a sample stored that sample in the sample return capsule it's been a year and a half coming back on Sunday good morning the sample return capsule will re -enter Earth's atmosphere at a speed of almost 28 ,000 miles an hour it will parachute down landing in the Utah desert where engineers and scientists will pick it up marking NASA's first ever sample return mission from an asteroid scientists selected Bennu because of its location and also what it's made of it also has an interesting really really carbon rich composition and so scientists want to study its composition to get a better understanding of the the complex molecules that make up these asteroids that we think of as sort of time capsules from the very early formation of our solar system Bennu brought several surprises including its surface which was loosely bound described as similar to a pile of rubble and one of the big surprises was that many folks thought that this asteroid would have a pretty smooth surface you know kind of like a sandy beach but in fact we discovered when we got there that it has a really really rough and rugged texture with boulders the size of houses the asteroid sample will be flown to the curation facility at Johnson Space Center in Houston and studied for years to we want to understand how our earth came to be the way it is and what had to happen on earth for conditions to be right for life to develop NASA scientists will study the sample looking for clues to the history of our own solar system Holly Menino, Como News. Time right now at 7 20 You're right here in tune with Northwest News Radio AM 1000 FM 977. A weekend edition of our stock charge .com money business update we'll look at some members right now here's Jim chesco also with a few slides to share cjan the other day reported positive results from a clinical trial for patients with previously untreated bladder cancer the results show the treatment improved both overall survival and progression free survival survival compared with chemotherapy the news lifted shares of the former Seattle genetics three and a half percent Friday day even though door -to -door trick -or -treating has cooled somewhat Halloween seems to get bigger and bigger every year here national retail federation says will drop a record twelve point two billion dollars next month on candy costumes and decorations or about $108 apiece on average 73 % of folks say say they'll be participating in the holiday from 69 percent last year oh this year's popular this for adults Barbie witches vampires and Batman for kids spider -man princesses and ghosts that's money your now I'm Jim chesco Northwest News Radio Jim's not kidding here when it comes to October fun and the fun of Halloween in mind why not we've had candy on the shelves since August right okay to Georgetown morgue having open an house not kidding Oktoberfest we've got a few already underway marina rockins are what's going on just ahead here you're listening to Northwest News Radio the ultimate escape surrounded by breathtaking wilderness and luxury amenities it's all at Sun Mountain Lodge in Winthrop experience the thrill of adventure with your group for corporate retreats family reunions or a special celebration Sun Mountain Lodge is the choice venue for an unforgettable experience mention this ad for free meeting room space and AV services now through April 2024 some restrictions apply book your wedding
"marina" Discussed on How I Got Here with Dave Fiore
"It was very challenging because what I found was we were doing a really good job. There was a need for, you know, good cleaning companies in Tallahassee. And because it's she and I, we were in it and we did it really well. And so what happened was three years into it, we were, my phone was ringing off the hook while we were at work. And I'm like, it's not fair to my employer to continue to try to build my business. You know, and getting calls during the day, couldn't do it. So we sat down one evening and we actually added up the amount of buildings that we could clean ourselves to supplement my income as paralegal. So I could quit doing that and then put all of my effort into my business. I thought if I could do, if I could work as hard for my daytime jobs, I'm working for myself. How much money could you make? Wow. So that's how it started. From Fiore Communications, it's How I Got Here, a show of inspiring stories from Tallahassee area leaders, business owners, and neighbors, all the challenges, opportunities, inspirations, the twists and turns of life that led them to where they are today. Everyone has a story worth telling. And I am really grateful that we get to bring a few of them to you. I truly have been changed by my conversations with these amazing people, and I'm confident you will be too. I'm Dave Fiore, and welcome to the special Chamber Conference edition of the How I Got Here podcast. My first guest is Kristi Critelow. Kristi is the CEO and founder of Quick and Clean commercial cleaning services. The Fort Myers native is married to her husband, Walt, and they have two daughters, Caitlin and Lexi, as well as two dachshunds, Willow and Grace, which sounds like a TV show. Is that? Maybe? OK. All right, so first welcome, Kristi. And thanks for being here. So you were born and raised in Fort Myers, right? So tell us about what family life was like for you, parents, siblings. Kind of what were those early years like? So I grew up in Fort Myers. I spent a lot of time on the beach. I have a younger brother and then my mom and dad, both of my sets of grandparents lived in Fort Myers as well. So we had a really close family growing up. So you had family around? All the time. OK. And then what brought me to Tallahassee was I applied for FSU to go to school. And my dad happened to get a job offer up here at the exact same time. So I was able to actually move with them up to Tallahassee and stay at home. And go to school. And then I worked as a waitress in the evening just to make a little bit of money. OK. Well, we're not going to let you get away with your early years quite that quickly. Oh, darn. So we're going to come back. So no, no, that's fine. So what kind of kid were you? What kind of student were you? Did you like school? Were you involved in things? Kind of give us a snapshot of that. I did very well in school. I was a Navy student. I always wanted to never disappoint my father. And so I had to do really, really, really well. Yeah. OK. So did you have any interest or activities or anything in school? The beach. The beach. That was it. That's all that mattered in high school was the beach. OK. And sometimes skipping school. So you went to the beach during school hours. I did. OK. All right. Well, I'm sure there's a statute of limitations on that. You're probably fine. All right, so you graduated from Cypress Lake High School. I did. Right? And then you went to Edison Community College? Right. And it was named after Thomas Edison because that was his winter home. I assume everybody knows that. But if you're from that area, I lived in that area for a while. So did you have a career plan for after school? Did you know what you were going to do? I always was very interested in law enforcement and law work. It's something that interests me. So I decided at that time I was going to go to school and become a paralegal. So I did that. I went through Edison. And then I went to the National Center for Paralegal Training and became a certified paralegal and spent 25 years of my life as a paralegal. OK. So just real quickly, describe what a paralegal does. What was your job? My focus was civil litigation because I love that so much. It was a lot of organizing, getting the lawyers ready for trial.
A highlight from Episode 53: Kristi Kreitlow and Marina Lickson
"It was very challenging because what I found was we were doing a really good job. There was a need for, you know, good cleaning companies in Tallahassee. And because it's she and I, we were in it and we did it really well. And so what happened was three years into it, we were, my phone was ringing off the hook while we were at work. And I'm like, it's not fair to my employer to continue to try to build my business. You know, and getting calls during the day, couldn't do it. So we sat down one evening and we actually added up the amount of buildings that we could clean ourselves to supplement my income as paralegal. So I could quit doing that and then put all of my effort into my business. I thought if I could do, if I could work as hard for my daytime jobs, I'm working for myself. How much money could you make? Wow. So that's how it started. From Fiore Communications, it's How I Got Here, a show of inspiring stories from Tallahassee area leaders, business owners, and neighbors, all the challenges, opportunities, inspirations, the twists and turns of life that led them to where they are today. Everyone has a story worth telling. And I am really grateful that we get to bring a few of them to you. I truly have been changed by my conversations with these amazing people, and I'm confident you will be too. I'm Dave Fiore, and welcome to the special Chamber Conference edition of the How I Got Here podcast. My first guest is Kristi Critelow. Kristi is the CEO and founder of Quick and Clean commercial cleaning services. The Fort Myers native is married to her husband, Walt, and they have two daughters, Caitlin and Lexi, as well as two dachshunds, Willow and Grace, which sounds like a TV show. Is that? Maybe? OK. All right, so first welcome, Kristi. And thanks for being here. So you were born and raised in Fort Myers, right? So tell us about what family life was like for you, parents, siblings. Kind of what were those early years like? So I grew up in Fort Myers. I spent a lot of time on the beach. I have a younger brother and then my mom and dad, both of my sets of grandparents lived in Fort Myers as well. So we had a really close family growing up. So you had family around? All the time. OK. And then what brought me to Tallahassee was I applied for FSU to go to school. And my dad happened to get a job offer up here at the exact same time. So I was able to actually move with them up to Tallahassee and stay at home. And go to school. And then I worked as a waitress in the evening just to make a little bit of money. OK. Well, we're not going to let you get away with your early years quite that quickly. Oh, darn. So we're going to come back. So no, no, that's fine. So what kind of kid were you? What kind of student were you? Did you like school? Were you involved in things? Kind of give us a snapshot of that. I did very well in school. I was a Navy student. I always wanted to never disappoint my father. And so I had to do really, really, really well. Yeah. OK. So did you have any interest or activities or anything in school? The beach. The beach. That was it. That's all that mattered in high school was the beach. OK. And sometimes skipping school. So you went to the beach during school hours. I did. OK. All right. Well, I'm sure there's a statute of limitations on that. You're probably fine. All right, so you graduated from Cypress Lake High School. I did. Right? And then you went to Edison Community College? Right. And it was named after Thomas Edison because that was his winter home. I assume everybody knows that. But if you're from that area, I lived in that area for a while. So did you have a career plan for after school? Did you know what you were going to do? I always was very interested in law enforcement and law work. It's something that interests me. So I decided at that time I was going to go to school and become a paralegal. So I did that. I went through Edison. And then I went to the National Center for Paralegal Training and became a certified paralegal and spent 25 years of my life as a paralegal. OK. So just real quickly, describe what a paralegal does. What was your job? My focus was civil litigation because I love that so much. It was a lot of organizing, getting the lawyers ready trial.
A highlight from Episode 375 - Generative AI technology
"This is Jane Lo, and I'm at the World AI Show here in Singapore at Marina Bay Sands. With me today, I'm very pleased and very privileged to have Miao Song, who is the Global Chief Information Officer with GLP. She will be sharing with us the highlights of her talk earlier during the show about generative AI, a topic that is of great interest to everybody now with GPT and all that. So thank you so much, Miao, for your time today. Sure, thank you. Thank you for having me today. So today I'm going to share with you probably the use case of Gen AI, as what I shared in the AI show that this is a humongous opportunity for organizations for early adoption. That's right. You share a very fascinating adoption journey for your organization. I think a lot of our audience have no questions about what AI in general means, but I think from your experience, what is the common question that people would have that needs maybe more training or awareness around AI? I actually think this general awareness has to be built across society because whether you like it or not, the technology revolution is coming. This time it's quite different because for the first time, the AI technology, because it's basing LL model, large language engine model, so you basically can actually summarize and generate more content, new content, which is very different than the traditional AI and machine learning. I actually think a lot of areas for early adoption to drive efficiency and also help human beings to do the work better. Obviously there's downside of this area as well. A lot of people are concerned their jobs potentially might be replaced by AI in the very near future. I think that's one question that I think many of our audience would also have. You talk about its ability to summarize tags and also its ability to do searches very quickly. So we can think of many industries or many kinds of jobs that will be potentially complemented if not replaced by AI, right? Yeah. So this is something I think we as human beings have to look at both sides of the story. So there's a very positive side that the efficiency automation will be hugely adopted through AI technology. On the other side, there are some concerns around how to regulate AI because if you don't regulate or you don't control the way it goes, it could be easily out of human being control. So that's the downside of that. Plus there might be some concern around security, risk management, etc. So I think basically what needs to happen is that we look at this positively while we manage the risk of AI. It's not that we can completely stop it, right? So you can't stop it from happening. Any jobs, for example, if you do repetitive jobs, you just repeat whatever information. That might be replaced very quickly by AI because that's a typical use case of AI. On the other hand, AI can help human beings to do jobs much, much better. For example, in the healthcare, in fact, AI can actually assist the doctor to do a better job. For example, to read radiology information and help doctor make a better decision. So we position AI as helping people to generate more benefits through AI adoption rather than say hey, this is very negative, let's stop it completely. So talking about adoption then, for organizations looking at AI, I think it's very tempting to just jump onto the bandwagon and say, this sounds really exciting and really sexy and glamorous, let's just do some AI. But I guess when it comes to technologies and innovations, one of the important lessons that people have is don't force the technology into anything, but think about your problems and use the technology. That's right. So the first thing is you have to understand the space. It's actually pretty tacky. So it's not very easy. It's not like you have a conversation with chat GPT, your business problem will be solved. You need to have someone who really understand your business use cases, where is the pain point of your business opportunity and the business opportunities, but also you need to have people who understand technology deeply and how to translate the business opportunity into technology adoption in this space. So need we people who understand data, but also understand technology to build it very quickly. And this is very different than a traditional large IT project. Traditionally, when people did large IT project, huge consultants form, you have very linear approach for years, this is not that way. It's very agile, you need to brainstorm, you need to test and learn because none of us is sure at the moment where it leads to us. However, if you don't do things earlier and you may be lagging behind as an organisation. You have a very fascinating story that you told whereby you brought along your organisation, your staff, your board members onto this AI journey to get everybody up to speed in terms of what the technology is capable of. Can you share with us some success lessons that we can all take from that? So I think the first one is education is important, to make sure that people have some real life experience to play with AI in the enterprise environment. So basically, you have to set up a secure environment for people to test and learn. So that people have, I call it playground, when you have a playground with AI, people have a sense around what it can do, what it can't do. The second one is, I also think each organisation needs to define the guidance to people. What you can do, what you can't do, for example, cyber security concern, you can't put the most confidential business information to play with AI, personal information, you have to be compliant with the national security law everywhere. All of these organisations need to define some standard and guidance and communicate actively to people. So that's what we did in our organisation, educate, educate and educate. The second one, I also think the technology people have to be more hands -on to learn quickly. There are many ways of learning this. You can learn from doing, but you can also learn from getting to know more information and you build your use cases. So that's how you learn quickly. You need to have that type of technology, folks, to be immersed into your business in order to adopt this new technology, but also build your live AI cases. So it's a reiterator of test and learn all the time. Right, okay. So it's not something that, I think many people who are playing with GPT will immediately think, okay, let's just attach or plug in the application and then everything will be like magic. But it's not. It's not. It's quite techy, actually, because if you want to build a proper capability in the organisation, use the right AI. You need to think about what is your data structure, what is your architecture, overall technology architecture in a secure environment. So in fact, how you structure your technology stacks is a key. So it's, yes, you can have a conversation with Chad GPT, but that's not how you're going to run your business securely, right? So that's the thing. Therefore, I see a few key capabilities in the organisation has to happen. The first one, people who really understand the space, hands -on, who can build that use cases in the new technology. That's very techy people. Second one, overall architecture people on the data, especially on the data architecture. How you actually structure your data is a key as well, right? What type of data you want to feed into AI to generate the insights. So it's a science, it's important. The third one, I think, again, back to the security space, and then you need to also looking at the security and compliance requirements for your business to make sure you don't have any security incident, you don't disclose any confidential information, or you don't have any decision made by AI, which led to fraud or wrongdoing for your organisation. Right. I think we can, you know, devote another one hour to talking about the necessary data architecture to ensure that we embed the security and all that kind of concerns, but I think we are running out of time. So thank you so much for sharing some of the very important tips for our audience who are keen to adopt the technology and some of the things that they need to think about, and that is not a magic, that there's a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes to get it to work. And this is definitely the technology trend, right? If you look at years ago when we moved from analogue time into digital time, you see how many organisations they couldn't identify the trend, they couldn't follow the trend. No, they were gone, right? So to think about it, I think that, again, this is at the time for both technology revolution but also I think maybe it changed the way people think, it changed the way people do their job, it even changed their lifestyles, right? I personally use Jenny already in my day -to -day life to help me to be faster, so it's a positive side, right? Yeah, those appointments and all those appointments. Yeah, exactly. I think it's something that we cannot deny or see under the carpet, it's definitely coming to Disra Online, so we have to be prepared for it. Yeah, and it's also changed the way in many industries, healthcare industries, education, so how we educate our next generation, because traditionally we ask our kids to memorise the knowledge, but with Jenny and I, maybe they don't have to memorise those types of information, yet they focus on more importance on innovation, generally creative ideas for the future, who knows, right? It's a good question to ask ourselves what it leads to us, where it leads to us, and how we deal with this situation. So thinking about that, maybe the next podcast that I do with you will be, I don't know, Avatar or myself, and you'll be talking about Avatar! You never know, it's going to happen very soon. There technologies are around voice AI, facial recognition, voice AI, Avatar, everything's happening next to us. I'll be disrupted away. Yeah, it is. I hope it's disruptive in a very positive way, in our lifestyle. So thank you for the opportunity to talk to me before I'm disrupted away. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thank you.
NY Post: Clinton Directed Her Maid to Print Out Classified Materials
"Did you know her residence was called Whitehaven, Mr. Producer? Whitehaven? Shouldn't it be called Diversityhaven? She expected the Filipino immigrant to handle state secrets, further opening the Democratic presidential nominee to criticism that she played fast and loose with national security. Clinton would first receive highly sensitive emails from top aides at the State Department request and then they in turn for the messages and any attached documents to Santos to print out for her at the home. I wonder if Dan Abrams knows this over at Mediocreite since he had a full throated defense of Hillary Clinton the other day because Dan's an idiot that's why. other Among things Clinton requested that Santos print - By the way, Mediocreite, why don't you print that clip? Why don't you run with that one? Dan Abrams is an idiot. Huge apps in his analyst review of Hillary Clinton. Among other things Clinton requested that Santos print out drafts of her speeches confidential memos and call sheets, background information and talking points prepared for the Secretary of State in advance of a phone call with a foreign head of state. Oh. Marina was asked For me in the A .M. Clinton email, top aid, Huma Abedin, there's another one, regarding redacted 2011 message marked sensitive but unclassified. Classified 2012 email dealing with the new president of Malawi, another Clinton aide, Monica Hainley advised Clinton, we can ask Marina to print this. It goes on and on and on, chapter and verse. Wow. There she is, Hillary
Russian court fines war critic who asked for prison instead
"A Russian court has convicted a woman in Siberia for criticizing Russia's invasion of Ukraine on social media, her punishment was a hefty fine, despite her plea for a prison sentence instead. Marina novikova, a 65 year old lawyer, was found guilty of spreading false information about the Russian army, denouncing Russia's military was made a criminal offense after president Vladimir Putin sent troops into Ukraine more than 14 months ago. Novikov's posts on the messaging app telegram decried the invasion and criticized the Russian governments. The court in novikov's hometown of seversk imposed a fine of over $12,000, even though prosecutors and novikova herself begged the court to send her to prison instead. I'm Karen Chammas
A Series of Acts Against Christians in the Recent Days
"The military religious freedom foundation filed a complaint and threatened to sue the VA if they did not remove that cross. And within 90 minutes of the complaint, the cross was removed. The military religious freedom foundation is anything but religious, they say they represent Christians, but I find that hard to believe. This organization is led by a man named Mikey wine steam. And he, again, is a radical. This guy targets Christians, especially in the military, and this is all well documented in culture Jihad. So the cross came down. There was another story involving the merchant Marina academy. A beautiful painting of Jesus had been on the wall since 1944 and after people complained the transportation department and the merchant marine is under Pete Buttigieg. Pete Buttigieg ordered that a white sheet be placed over the painting of Jesus Christ. That painting, by the way, portrayed Jesus looking over sailors lost at sea. Then comes word that Catholic priest were issued a cease and desist order from general Mark milley at The Pentagon. They were told they would no longer be able to minister to Catholic patients at Walter Reed, national medical center. And then yet late yesterday, Jim Jordan dropped the bombshell. That the FBI had been weaponized to take out Roman Catholics. And
3 women missing in Mexico after crossing from Texas on trip
"Three Texas women have been reported missing in Mexico and their families are asking for answers. There are two sisters, maritza and Marina Perez Rios, and their friend Dora cervantes seance. Last heard from February 24th. After they traveled about three hours from the McAllen Texas area to a flea market in nuevo Leon state, Mexico. They were heading there to sell clothing and the husband of one woman became concerned when they lost phone contact and he reported them missing. Authorities say they're investigating and the FBI has been notified, but this case stands in stark contrast to the response to the abduction of four Americans on a road trip for plastic surgery, which ended this week with two deaths. I'm Jackie Quinn
Hong Kong probes cause of blaze in shopping district
"Hong Kong authorities are probing the cause of a huge blaze that broke out at a construction site in a popular shopping center. The fire erupted at the marinas club redevelopment project at 11 p.m. on Thursday in a densely populated part of Kowloon forcing around 170 people in nearby buildings to evacuate multiple floors were still on fire at dawn, but officials say the fire was largely extinguished by 8 30 a.m. after a 9 hour battle, no deaths or injuries have been reported. The deputy chief far officer says his team had faced various challenges, including a lack of equipment at the construction site. I'm Charles De Ledesma.
2 former ambassadors look back on Russia's invasion of Ukraine
"Latest footage of a town in Ukraine's eastern donets province shows the cost of intense fighting in the area, Ukraine is marking the grim first anniversary of Russia's full scale invasion, Associated Press shot drain footage of the town of marinka, is a reminder that combats between Russian backed forces and Ukrainian troops has reached in the country's east since 2014, the drone video shows how the town on the front line with Russia has been reduced to rubble, Russian tank fire filmed on February 19th, further added to the destruction, pounding what appeared to be Ukrainian positions amid the ruins. Marina's police chief attempts describes
Top Putin War Official Marine Yankina Plunges to Her Death
"Apparently there is a belief at least in parts of the Russian ruling class that people can fly out of out of windows from skyscrapers mister producer did you know this Yet another tried to fly out of a window and felt to her death A top defense official in Russia has been found dead after plunging from a high window in a tower block in the latest mysterious death of a high ranking official so woman Marina 58 was discovered by a pair survived the entrance of a house on Sam Sheena street in St. Petersburg I'm sure Bernie Sanders is familiar with that She is believed to have fallen 160 feet to her death That's frightening She's very well placed She is Or was a very well placed Russian Defense Department power broker she'd risen from the tax collecting ranks moved to the Defense Department was basically Putin's money girl For their western military district Miss Yana was a key figure in the funding of Vladimir Putin's illegal war in Ukraine His head of the financial support department of the Ministry of Defense for the western military district which is closely involved In the dictator's invasion her career developed rapidly in 5 years she rose from an ordinary employee to the head of the entire department Meanwhile the death of the employee was officially confirmed by the press service in the western military district the western military district leadership where she was in charge of the cash flows is certainly been under enormous pressure from
John Kerry's Fight Against Climate Takes Him to Island Resort
"Is John Kerry's taxpayer funded fight against the climate crisis takes him to 5 star island resort Writes Colin Anderson At the free Beacon John Kerry's fight against the climate crisis so called has taken the jet setting Biden administration official yet another luxurious location A 5 star island resort in The Bahamas Kerry served as President Biden's climate Tsar He likes that too Hello Tsar Since January 2021 is on the Caribbean island for three days this week to quote advance international cooperation among nations Particularly vulnerable to the climate crisis The State Department announced including in his itinerary was an opulent opening ceremony held at the Atlantis Paradise island at cost of fortune It's beautiful A lush 5 star resort that boasts 14 swimming pools 14 lagoons dozens of luxury restaurants A yacht Marina a private golf course a world class casino with more than 700 slot machines At least three nightclubs and a movie theater Bahamian prime minister Philip Davis during a Wednesday night speech Thank Kerry for attending the ceremony a line that was met with muffled applause Thanks She's here Jackass
Prof. Marina Hofman Joins Dinesh to Discuss the Trucker Revolt
"Guys, this issue of the trucker revolt, both in Canada and now even in the United States. Very important movement. And I'm delighted to welcome to the podcast doctor Marina Hoffman. She is the author of a book called women in the Bible. She's a professor at Palm Beach, Atlantic university, but the reason she's on today is she is a Canadian. She is from the Toronto area, her dad is a trucker. He's been very involved in and following the trucker movement. And hey, Marina, thanks for joining me. This is a remarkable development. Some people have commented I have too that this is the working class sort of revolt that the left has always predicted and called for. If you go all the way back to Marx, the workers of the world unite, well, if the truckers are uniting, they're out on the road, they're making the and this is also a grassroots movement. I can't name the head of these of the truckers so it looks like this is developing from the bottom up, talk a little bit about how did this movement get started and how did it grow? And then we'll talk about where it's going. Right, so nearly three weeks ago now, a hundred plus truckers left from British Columbia, the far coast on the west, and they wanted to have the mandates lifted for the truckers because dinesh, the truckers are working alone, they're not infecting anyone. But as they traveled across Canada, this movement picked up via hundreds, thousands of vehicles joined them, thousands of Canadians, tens of thousands, the videos are overwhelming in terms of the numbers of Canadians that stood in the bitter cold waving them on, and by time they got to Ottawa dinesh, their demands had not just been for themselves, but for every single Canadian, freedom for every single Canadian before they'll
"marina" Discussed on KCRW
"At L Creek Marina. People wait in line to back their trailers into the water to pull their boats out. And some, like Walter Sweat cough are frustrated. We've seen this late, go up and down many times, but we're not happy with it this year, of course. Cause we're all getting kicked out early and we paid for slips for the season. Blue Mesa is Colorado's largest reservoir. It's already less than 38% full, and now it's being forced to sacrifice more water to send to Lake Powell. Eric Loken is head of operations at Elk Creek Marina. He had to shut down six weeks early because of the low water levels. It's a big hit for us, for sure, there's a bunch of employees that thought they would be employed into October, and suddenly they're out looking for employment in the middle of August. The deepening drought in the West has dealt a double blow to Blue Mesa this summer. With climate change. There's less snowpack and warmer temperatures increase evaporation. So less water is making it into the Colorado River and reservoirs like Blue Mesa. And now the federal government is taking water from this lake and two other reservoirs. If we were full, it wouldn't be that big of a deal. But since we're already so low, and we're barely hanging on by our fingertips on trying to stay open, you take eight ft. Of water and suddenly we gotta shut the doors and Move everything out to deeper water, and there's nothing we can do about it. Lake Powell on the Utah Arizona border hit its lowest level on record earlier this summer. Loken worries the reservoir will need even more water from Blue Mesa. If the drought doesn't improve. The question is, are they just going to release whatever we get? That would become a very big problem for everyone around here. Blue Mesa and the other reservoirs were built in the 19 sixties for times of drought. It's a bank of water that the states can tap when they need it, says John Macleod, a water lawyer in Colorado. The water always goes to Lake Powell,.
A 20-Year Megadrought Threatens Hydropower in the West
"A twenty year. Mega drought in the west is threatening hydropower. For millions of people so the federal government is taking emergency action it sending water from other reservoirs to lake powell to help. Keep the power turbines. They're spinning. here's michael. Elizabeth sack is from colorado public radio at elk creek marina. People wait in line to back their trailers into the water to pull their boats out. And some like walter. Slut cough are frustrated. Resumes legua up and down many times. But we're not happy with it this year. Of course because we're all getting kicked out early and we pay for slips for the season. Blue mesa is colorado's largest reservoir. It's already less than thirty percent full. And now it's being forced to sacrifice more water to send to lake powell eric. Logan is head of operations at elk. Creek marina he had to shut down six weeks early because of the low water levels. It's a big hit for us for sure. There's a bunch of employees. That doctor would be employed into october and suddenly they're out looking for employment in middle of august. The deepening drought in the west has dealt a double blow to blue mesa this summer with climate change there's less snowpack and warmer temperatures increase. Evaporation so less water is making it into the colorado river and reservoirs like blue mesa and now the federal government is taking water from this lake into other reservoirs. If we were full it wouldn't be that big deal but since we're already so low and we're barely hanging on by our fingertips on trying to stay open. You take eight feet of water and suddenly we got shut the doors and move everything out to deeper water and there's nothing we can do about it. Lake powell on the utah. Arizona border hit its lowest level on record earlier this summer. Logan worries the reservoir will need even more water from blue mesa. If the drought doesn't improve the question is are they going to release whatever we get. That would become a very big problem for everyone around here. Blue may sat and the other reservoirs were built in the nineteen sixties for times of drought. It's a bank of water that the states can tap when they need. It says john macleod. A water lawyer in colorado. The water always goes to lake. Powell and this release is part of the plan. And it's using the reservoirs for one of their intended purposes
People Should Not Be Forced To Take Experimental Vaccines
"You're not saying oh no. No shame on you. What you're saying is i resist the mandatory nature. Yes i mean. What i have is a rather moderate political position on this and i'm called this like extremist. I say don't force people to take experimental medicine. How is that an extreme political position right. Nineteen year olds. Shouldn't be forced to take things that there's a lot of questions about and somehow we've allowed ourselves categorized. How do we allow that to happen because the metaphorical bodyguards for us our leaders to secure the blessings of liberty downward secures of really important work secur security. We elect these people to to kind of make. Sure the threats don't hit us to stave off the defenses. And so yeah and then i will also contribute to the conversation which i have earlier just to think openly about the vaccine and just do your research. I am not an expert on marina vaccine. But i've been completely underwhelmed by the experts talking about this. We know according to axios the pfizer vaccine was forty. Two percent effective july forty two percent effective the most vaccinated countries in the world are the ones that had the greatest spike in the chinese corona virus. We know that's true. And we also know that other treatments like ivermectin hydroxy. Chloroquine could be a great option for people however that's not a good business model for the main pharmaceutical companies.
Preparations Underway Ahead of Hurricane Henri’s Impact
"For on re I'm Sean Gallagher breaking now. Hurricane Andre is expected to make landfall in the Northeast later today, so evacuation efforts have been underway in areas where people usually look for summer getaways along the Atlantic. ABC, Trevor Alders in New York on Montag. There's now been 500, New York National Guard members deploying and FEMA preparations underway and up into New England. They're expecting to be hit hard as well. Voters there in Massachusetts are pulling their boats from Marina's officials are warning about destructive winds, flooding rain and widespread power outages. We could see wind gusts up to 80 miles an hour and dangerous storm surges up to five FT. A tropical storm watch in effect for New York City until further notice as New Yorkers prepare for potential. The impacts of on re. The city's Office of Emergency Management also issued a storm surge watch for the Bronx and northern Queens officials warning that heavy rains and gusty winds could limit visibility and create difficult travel conditions into Monday. Beaches in New York City are closed for swimming today and Monday.
"marina" Discussed on Qualicast - Qualidade, Excelência e Gestão
"Know how to make a statement. Or something. Okay, contessa keep one to men so that they will cast myself free. You don't. As in Brazos made just it became known as South Africa. So fried on Pokémon, thin prejudice. And I got to think it's time to have something present for them. You don't want to go there on the back of these for a moment to happen. It definitely mini committee is always anxiety. Use process, keep this happiness. Scare for months have definitely Ubuntu aroma so happy the amazing sound. There is per I don't miss pasta, you usually don't care about them. Yes. So just for my happy day, to their own girl, the consequences of French. They were all moving to my education. Think who made this pandemic? I think that's because you spit out a car. Today's miss Marina can you imagine? Thumbs are quite the one you made from the Mia Yi Jing, the commands are very you know my hip on the mice length that they could only pull out some kind of is my advice. My theme quantitative preference can move to negotiate. Because if it is, you don't put that on for the fact, moving to Israel because Museo business. It precisely on the main. I went overhead and died. Did you get a fish I'm a partner guy putting ten day care calculating to know a time. A woman.
Your Next Dive - Key Largo
"Last year my goal was to do a segment of your next dive where i featured key largo dive mecca here in the united states. I wanted to time this segment for just after we returned from key. Largo in april of two thousand and twenty. Well we all know how that turned out. We did not get there and again in two thousand and twenty one. We were not able to plan out an excursion as we would have hoped to. Two thousand and twenty two however is on the horizon. But i didn't wanna wait any longer to talk about key largo so here we go with your next dive where we travel to key largo florida. I think i've mentioned it before here on the podcast that my first is after getting a certification where with it's a dive located at the marriott hotel on the overland highway in key largo and it was fantastic. How about your first real dive being on a real historic wreck the city of washington a ship that was in havana harbor when the us main exploded and sank now. There are many reasons to choose key largo as your dive destination. Especially if you live in the eastern part of the united states first off. It's easy to get to. You can either fly into fort lauderdale. Which is my preferred airport. As i find it logistically navigate or miami which is a little closer to key Key largo you just hop in your rental car. That is if you can find one these days and head on down now. Let's talk a little bit about the dive. Operators in key largo as you can imagine being to dive. Mecca that it is. There are quite a number of operators to choose from it's a dive at the marriott is no longer operating but i will talk about two of the operators. I'm familiar with. They are horizon divers and rainbow reef now right after only a couple of months. After i did that first trip to key largo i returned and at that time. I drove with horizon divers back. Then they were located in marina at mile marker one hundred of the overseas highway and that was right next to the courtyard by marriott. Which at the time was a radison. It was very convenient to roll out of bed. Get a quick bite to eat and stroll over to the dive. Shot horizon has moved however and they are now located on the overseas highway at mile marker. One oh six. That's the dive shop in a retail store. Their boats are located about a half a mile up the road next to a place called shipwrecks oceanside now rainbow reef has taken over the old horizon diver facility at the mile marker one hundred marina additionally they also bought out ocean divers on the other side of the marina and have quite a large operation. Now the last time we were in key largo. We stayed at the courtyard and dove with horizon. We were going to go back to key. Largo in two thousand twenty and planned to die with rainbow reef. We didn't make it down there now. If you're looking to do more technical diving then. I think horizon divers maybe a better choice for the shallow reefs that i like rainbow reef might be a good option as they have those big forty six foot newton dive boats now. I have to admit that. I've never done the deeper wrecks down there like spiegel grove. Where the dwayne bid. But i love the shallow wrecks like the city of washington. The hanan bell. Also known as mike's wreck and especially the ben would. They are teeming with fish life and are great places to do fish identification and surveys. You can also experience of great dives on elbow reef molasses reef and french reef another great shallow dive through the book spurring grove. Karl is christ of the abyss. Dry rocks you can grit some great photo opportunities there. The water temperatures in key largo range from the mid seventies in the winter months to the mid eighties in the peak of the summer. When i dove in april of two thousand and nineteen. I was pretty comfortable on the shallow reefs with my three millimeter wetsuit. Only wanna do to morning dives. You can free up your afternoons for some topside adventures. A trip to reef headquarters Is interesting or you can take a tour of the coral restoration foundation and just down. The road is the history of diving museum in l. morada. I was really looking forward to getting to the museum last year and hope that i can make it down there next april. Talk about the dining. While if you're staying at the courtyard on the marina you don't have to get in your car and drive someplace you can just scroll stroll over skippers doc right on the marina. They have some great conch chowder. There and if you want a burger or some pub food than walk a little bit further down to dr sharpies shark bite grill. You'll probably run into some of the dive staff there hanging out now. Another great place to eat is the pilot house and that's located right near the coral restoration foundation very close by and and if you're in the mood for pizza then upper crust pizza at mile marker one zero one point six. Just make sure it's not. Wednesday is their closed. We made that mistake. So as i wrap up this segment. If you've been diving in key largo. I hope that you will agree that it is really a cool place to dive. And if you've never been there. I would encourage you to consider putting a trip there on your counter. I regret having taken fourteen years between visits. I'm not gonna make that mistake again.
"marina" Discussed on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
"The mpm mental health of being a musician. I think the behind the scenes stuff makes up the bulk of your career and your life. It's like ninety percent. And when i think about what an autism career hails it is quite madge unvarying healthy. Even if you'll someone who doesn't do drink drugs whatever your essentially traveling for. Let's say six months of the so your main feeling of belonging is cuss off. Which is a community. your friends. Who finally there's day today Those dates they connections with people have gone. Not that's something. I really realized nowadays is fundamental to feeling safe unconnected nominee to you are living on a bus with fourteen. Other people traveling from city to city. How did you find trying to piss on a tour bus. Yeah i have a terrible. It's a terrible time. Oh it's so horrible. Yeah i mean fans really dug known. Bobby's it's just gross. I now have might enjoy that though. That's amazing so you can actually sit on the actual seat i can. 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I was illness as well and i remember just this happening like a fool month periods. Didn't if you've had appeared in your life where things just for domino's they awful catastrophic things keep happening and about fifteen years know. I can relate going you if you're not able to process that will find the support just self compassion to hope to like for yourself your body salt so really like tell you. That's you co pay. More and i just started like severe panic attacks pretty much every day before shows because i still had to go on stage whilst all of this family stuff was happening. Which you know. It's just really hough is not having fans either like i'm going to be hard time. I just didn't want to ruin like the whatever like mirage concocting time. It just fucked me up ashley for a long time. I'm still climbing dealing with health things. Because i done myself out properly. Yeah and you love your fans so much that i can see the i could see how aaron you're towards them and and that must have been really painful to have to step away from that the built over the course of three albums is also to have someone hit probably the peak of their career. Thus far will you felt ten record in america. Six millions millions millions of listeners. Like everyone's attention in a very low organic way. You're not having to since the man like you are not going to say you are the man like you. You all controlling your own machine for the first time and it's is incredibly inspiring that that would be when you choose tobacco out and just protect yourself. Because very few people like the way that we get fair mangat icon. You were were you encouraged to take that break or will you discourage that bright no way i think people discouraging you saying that you know like everything's going so well it shouldn't yeah. I'm from a lovely jas because it was so So happy about how things had gone. They just didn't really understand. But even as place of aac nurturance. Or if i may just in your is a place of ignorance because as much as happy for you. It's because this entire industry has the value system of success first. Happiness health piece later won't just like rest on your dad's exactly i'm particularly with offers created financial. I remember off to a really big tour with an amazing artist. How done support was in a very long time. A it was an amazing financial. And i just could not could not say us like my body was physically saying like.
"marina" Discussed on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
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Which is a miracle is a genuine miracle because this is so hot recovering from botts. Do you mind talking about it now. no. I don't think this is right space for it. Sorry person for bought. Yeah i think mine was. My worst year has improved like sixteen to twenty five. I'd say about time. When i started out i was kind of crapton to my work is like my songwriting vehicle to tell myself the truth myself. Punches brain is like filtering offense my conscious brain than the songwriting actually acts as a way to make me change. So that's how a sausage. And i think probably i don't know four or five years off dried salted doing the lights and managed to like recover from it and not really half light like really invasive issues anymore. It's really unfortunate that you entered the pop industry at the time that you did With an eating disorder already does enable it. I know and people used to talk about your body appropriate and appropriate but like inappropriate way. Sometimes people say sometimes complementary away remember. That was something that would come along around. You like even when you would be in a room. Everyone would be talking about your physique and your you know some places not covered in other places. Your body was something that a lot of people would took. I remember that from the day. Talk about law and and when that happens it sort of reaffirms the little evil eating disorder. Berlin side of your brain. I think in my experience if if have been deeper issues going on in my life eating disorder behavior was so much worse. It would like exacerbated by ten fee of control when in and out of starving myself periods of sophomore ourself. And then you know the back. Visual body just craves food so badly i it's just a total mess like a see. My worst fears were actually before august signed for sunday. And i just. I'm just baffled about thousand walls. Because i knew at the time it wasn't me like eating switches on any anybody this nobody's identity it snow us but the time you're just like you s move voice inside slight you know better than this. This is not who you are. So how were you able to recover from the eighteenth. Twenty-five it started Recovering sausage twenty thing is to buy these books like really eighties. Thou- books americans like overcoming which is basically coaching yourself to not be scattered food anymore. So and it was all very much linked with really being in tune. With what you'll hungary's saying i didn't if this is triggering. People say like a food scandal scandalous peanut balsa right or like testa than you would you would toll to eat foods until you afo waiting when you stop and so i started to essentially make unsafe food safe and loan poll. Gi did gain way like like more than is my natural. But i was having to do this. Kind of pendulums swing between having restricted so many is unlike existing. One meal a day to trying to reeducate my body in sioux wanting three meals a day and i'm not i'm not perfect now like i still find quite way to eat three times a day right but but that was the star of me. Learning to like would override ending beginning ricard for sure. Yeah that was the same thing for me to me. it was. I think it was about twenty eight. And i was like i'm going to finish full meals. I couldn't eat full meals. Picker everything you eat site the outside of a quiche but never the inside of the case any sun looked fucking i just you know or i would make excuses for why i wasn't hungry was claimed to have had a surprise five pm dinner before going out to dinner eight even though i clearly knew i was going out at dinner eight. So why would i have eaten with. That's what i would say these myself. Go i ask you did you Did you feel that the symptoms or was the mold like you became a public figure before owner minded dotted about eleven. So i'd i'd been in it for eleven years. The problem with me with this industry was the fact. That whenev- whenever i was that my finis was when i would be complemented the most when i would be given the attention. It would be the best opportunities you know the time i was ever invited to for british or american vogue. All these things are unfortunately like gateways to further success autonomy annual career the most success. You have the more power you have to call your own shots so it is something unfortunate. It's not just this vain shallow thing you aspire to if you want actual power and control away from men you have to become this this Powerhouse and you do that via these certain avenues or at least you did back then. Thank god for social media because now people don't have to play those games. we don't need these publications. These publications are not specifically vogue but yeah fashion magazines. Is the magazine. Industry in itself is kind of you know falling apart little bit and of the autonomy that we found on social media like everyone social media as their own personalized magazine. I think that's fantastic. But we didn't have that. When i came up there was no instagram. There was barely twitter. I was fucking terrible at twitter. I still am now. I don't know why. I stay.
"marina" Discussed on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
"Put myself out there anymore so much. I just want to ask you questions. I like you to the poor costs for that yet. Know exactly and also. I just hate talking about myself. Marina pok cost anyway. No i think that's fascinating and so how have you. What has been the journey to coming to reevaluate that that value system and coming find peace with way or i just. I'm not mocking here. When i say this. But she's also got eleven million fucking monthly listening to find someone. I try not to cry from marina argentina. I'm being facetious. I'm yeah knows that this is definitely not a. I don't have any feeling of like victim. poodle over About this. I feel really good about it because i can chace something a journey that has been really valuable to me So often fest album. I was also right with lots of like aac. Summarizes lay liked luke saw gates. And i six months i said. Oh no don't wanna do that doesn't feel right and then in the end i caves and i did actually go commercial root for wild I made a character because like wanted it to be an experiment for me. I had to process it like that. And we'll get through it. Because i was doing something that felt so fall from my own musical wild. By and to be honest. I just wanted to test like okay if i want to be on american radio i work. These people is gonna work. Ara- it's it's a system not really Criticizing that but it is a system the way that you operate your is much more kind like brutal people might sink. You know so dame like well. I mean therapath and you have to work with specific people. They're usually eight sons amortization eight songs. That's ridiculous i know and if you don't fit purely into part you just won't gotten paul but if you don't fit purely unsettle settle tons of new bone on sunday so you kind of just in the middle not played z. Do have to really like play this game and for some artists. They're so good today. Works is suits them but for me like it was really really bad for me. Like i've never felt so ill in a campaign as i did with lecture hall. I was wearing a wig every day. You know i still sold like a million singles. I still felt like like off criticism better. Yeah like well. Why wasn't it chop. Oh it's g. I was radio. Why he's selling not much wiser charting. Especially i think if you feel that you've had to compromise any of your musical other no autonomy or integrity to be able to take descru- i think what i've i've done this thing that i didn't necessarily enjoy that much. And i don't want to generalize and say that you didn't have any great sessions with other people. Because i know you did but i've also four about the fact that that was a compromising difficult time for you because you'll having to give up your some of your musical freedom. I guess to make space for someone else's and i'm be brilliant but i think with some of the people you're with you know it was mostly men the us workers yet mostly man. And i think what really was working with understood the concept of the time sony she realized Creates your tablet. Fans reconnected with it. And i mean long story short it on glad if that happened because a introduced me to whole new fan base and be the following records i dated. I really I kind of sat down with those types of aspirations. And i just made a deal with myself that if i was going to be an office so i was gonna do it on my own on my own terms regardless of what kind of success we'd get from that and it worked really well. It did but it was unusual route again because it was it was right. That's the third record. Says the third record is the one where you would not actually given a lot of support by your label. A huge not. He knows what a lot of there was like a giant. Pr rollout for that. Like it was no because you hadn't taken yeah and you to kind of really worker. An unusual promo campaign that you've kind of devised yourself because well you don't want to work with all the big famous men that we can put you with so you're on your own yet. I'm also i just think with radio stations like radio one in the uk again is kind of is quite narrow. Sometimes for labels and they struggle to find. They've struggled finding him for me. And so i devised a strategy which would enable my fans to support me. They want to if they let me sick. is fruit of the month new basically like bias on each month and you preordered the album and as as result with no radio play. I go like a talk. Ten rattled in the. Us never had so from that. I got so much confidence is like you. Don't have to compromise yourself. There is a way but you have the guts to do.
"marina" Discussed on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
"Beloved marina de mundus. Welcome to iway. How are you. I'm so happy to be here. I'm very good thank you. I'm thrilled that you hair. I also haven't seen your face face to face in like six years. I think it's been the are not the ages. America is because i miss america but also like you and i were talking about this the other day on the phone. There's no good reason why we're not best friends treaty. Just the best of friends. I don't understand it. And i remember the first time i met you. It was two thousand and ten and we were doing a photo shoot together this eleven years ago and we were supposed to be pretending. We were on the front row over runway. Do you remember this at london. Fashion week we yeah. We were being cooled. Like you know the next girls to watch both in entertainment amd in freshman deep and meaningful to deeper meaningful peace But that's the first time we met. I remember immediately falling in love with you on that day. And then every time we would see each i would interview on radio and or on t four and and we always would say we would hang out we would always mean to and then we just didn't and part of that i think is because we're busy but also part of it is. Is this thing where. I think people don't reach out to musicians. 'cause they presume that they're always on tour to me. You seemed so not even of london. They were so successful so quickly that you felt just always omni global so. That's why i never used to phone new. I mean it's because of that. I just presumed over must be the busiest most famous person in the world and she's traveling constantly she's just somewhere exotic on the other side of the world But i just wanted to formally apologize for not for not being better trying to be friends. 'cause i Adored you immediately do you. Not is because I think with friendships especially people. You do have an affinity for which. I think we did like listeners. Home should know that we swapped numbers. I think three times over the we. We literally live five minutes away from each other lives in muzzle hill. Right i did. Yeah i think sometimes people you have connection with it just is not the right time to my reason some point. You know you michigan. We have christoph again. You've had such a long and extraordinary and exemplary crit. I remember when you first came onto the scene. There was no one else like you. What was it like becoming so quickly successful. What was that like for you. Because i remember at the time and you know i wasn't becoming big globally. Burn london. i became fairly well known really quickly. Same time as you. I mean we literally started. That i shoot off was something that we did together and i found it very for mental health. I wonder what that was like. Fear own bloody everywhere. I think our process the absolutely very exciting. I think my mental health really down to suffer like andrew fell album. That i think i just honestly i think i just had a really big ego. I really do. I was seeking a lot of seeking noughts of external validation validation on some kind of healing through god and i wasn't conscious about at the time so in a way it was a recipe for disaster in times of contentment fulfillment. Because nothing was ever going to be good enough. You know i think is take me. It took me like five or six years offense treacle to really get to grips with iron to change the way i felt about myself. I'm so obsessed with you. i love the east. There's so few people would come on and actually admit to that. I think we had a conversation with matt. Hey talk about that about the monster. Goalpost shifting of you know when you first ryan up your hope someone o. Wants to hear. There's a couple of people. Here are hope i get one record label bid and then you get sixty and so suddenly that sets a new tone. I hope i managed to make it into the top forty seven. I want to be in the top ten. Suddenly i want to be number one. But i want to be on the cover like i want to be in this magazine. I want to be on the cover of this magazine. It's just this this toxics. This cycle is is That really really is so prevalent in our industry where and it's massively egged on publicists agents managers This this fear mongering of like well if you get to that level of success don't enjoy it because now you have to keep up left success now. You have to do better next time. Then you have this time when you see like how long artists like for example. Take between records you. You can't help but wonder like gold. Is that because of how much pressure the well depending on how to match or top. Whatever she's done before neo german. I don't know arena. I'm just saying that you can. I can only imagine the pressure now. I wonder about that was well with all taylor swift. Who so commission commercially successful Gifted his song lightest but that must just be this human thing whereas like well if i go number one last time surely have to get that again. Otherwise anything massive failure and i think. I hope that we're all at a point where we can begin to examine walks of cultural values of success. Offices like will pass little ones all I think it brings all relief and just well being when you suddenly saw to realize that success means something very different to you than it does to found social media Who have a perception hundred percent and so rather than trying to clarify surround and feeling like oh gold. People are inviting my space. Oh my word to being taken too literally or seriously by too many people. Some of the things that he was offering from was like not enough people are o.'hare remain. There's so many of my friends who feel that way. So many people who is close to me to feel that way never admit it. And i love the fact that you do because i think that's so natural for this industry. I'm sure i went through the same thing at the beginning of my career. It's just the. I had such a violin to then becoming a successful.
Ballots and Bullets: Mexico's Elections
"Mexicans wants to the polls yesterday in a set of elections in which ninety three million people were able to vote on more than twenty thousand positions and yet the person who has figured most prominently in campaigning. wasn't on any of the ballots. andres manuel lopez. Obrador was applauded as he cast his vote. Yesterday is halfway through a six year term as president when he came to power promised to transform the country he vowed to stand up for the poor to fight corruption to address the drug related violence that has long plagued the country. His critics say he's failed in all those emissions and that he's used undemocratic methods to push through his policies across the country. Election campaigns have been marred by violence. More than thirty candidates have been murdered. The votes are still being counted but early results suggest. The president's party has lost some of the legislative stranglehold. It had been enjoying these mexico's biggest ever elections in terms of the number of price for grabs. Sarah burke is our central america bureau. Chief all five hundred seats of the lower chamber of the legislature. The fifteen governors of the thirty two states there are thirty state. Legislators and thousands of local positions is also going to determine the president lopez operators influence over the next three years or serve his term push a six year term and twenty twenty four as it stands marina. His party has the simple majority in the house. And with its allies Supermajority the initial results the projections. That are coming out at the moment. Suggests they're going to lose the supermajority with allies keep the simple majority with the allies. Put loser on their own. So they're going to have stood lot more negotiating in the second passive his time.
"marina" Discussed on InnovaBuzz
"Hi i'm your host. Eric can strauss from another base and really excited to welcome today to the of podcast. All the way from new york in usa marina gorgas. Who's a personal branding coach. Speak and strategist for women entrepreneurs. Welcome to the another as podcast marina. It's a real privilege heavy guest reading. Rake cited here today. Nearly who was a guest on it said four hundred. And three of the another buzz passages that we have a conversation with you and introduced this marina so Nia as well he is awesome. Thank you so much. Oh businesses all around living a freedom filled life living on your own terms. And you personally been doing that. And traveling the world solo for the last five years and Curious to find out how. The covid the lockdown serving -pected on on that lifestyle but Your all about helping other people to do the same thing. So i'm really looking forward to learn more about that. Before we get onto all things that you do. And everything around personal branding which is your forte. What is it that draws you. And how does that show what you do today. The such a great question. Thank you. I think what thrives knee is living life on my own terms. So i've always just all my life looking for ways to live life the way i want some of it in the form of travelling finding freedom in my life and that's what a business really brings you. I mean if it's set up a right way like that's what business prince you So everything that i do comes from that place. I actually left my corporate job. Because i felt like that was giving me the freedom the lifestyle that i wanted even had a really great pay and benefits in all the security. That human could need such living in new york. He's just wasn't driving me so i knew there was different way of living life. That's what i'm doing now. And that's what keeps me going. We'll showing poll system. I love as someone that ended up spending twenty seven years in the corporate world. I know what that's lock. Suddenly the last couple of those is Turned out for me to be Not enjoyable. I twenty five or so. Were very enjoyable. The took me a while to learn that unaided nagy change. He adds amazing a lot of us. Stay or and and not realize what's on the other side right but we have so many now. So what prompted your change from the corporate world. I i never. I never felt like i fit in. I was you much of that or this onto bubbly to smiling a big hair all those things in the what prompted it was I ended up actually getting into some sort of stings with my boss getting on a performance improvement plan and i just knew that i excelled in everything that i did. Scientists knew that place has problem So i decided that i'm going to start. My business in the beginning actually was just the blog. I started out writing about travel. Because i thought that many other women. I'm from egypt. So i wanted to specifically hell You know north african middle eastern women who travel more than sets big. No no in my culture of so i as writing the law then from there after i left that job of that develops inching business. Panelists a big moments But second one was actually a hosted in the pandemic. I just i just knew that i can't go back to corporate i. I won't fit in if i went back. I just knew that. I will not be living the life that i want so my only choice was to really focus on my business actually hired a coach Started showing up online for creating contents attracts clients in basically leveraging all the things that were not welcomed when i was in corporate all the things that people said. You know. we're not politically correct. Traits are bubbliness obviously And now i tracked clients who actually resonate with this message so that was a big shift for me. I think a lot of who've experienced that shifts during the pandemic but for me. It's just you know having the time to sit down into business was unfortunately part of fortunately right fired up. Yeah yeah well. I think I think a lot of people took the views at this time. Freed up in this space freed up. That's been forced upon me. So what can i do with that. It's constructive so obviously you did you did that. You you said something about attracting the clients that with your the way you do things resonate with yukos nell With your message. The an it occurred to me that yeah. That's i mean we. We do a lot of work around that in out. Business senate occurred to me that in the corporate world. Obviously you've got feeding so you've gotta fit in with top client. Accompany has as opposed to attracting. the top. o'clock said are fit for us individually What what kind of things do you do and another this touches on. Your topic of personal branding will kind of things. Do you do to get really clear about who it is. That is your dream clot your ideal client and how you attract them. I think this comes a lot of ownership's address the first part of your statement there so the ownership that we have once we are in our business gift to decide who we want to help in why we get to decide this kind of person that we want to let into our business Especially as a personal brand at wanted. He selective name is associated with the type of hell brighton. That attracts more people. Who are like that client I would say for me to actually start by getting really clear on the the message. And how i want portray my personal brand right. What is the image that i want to come across different platforms easy to leverage my personal brand. Get clear in the message. Clear purpose and then i dive deep into who. I want to help And oftentimes we just want to help like a younger version or a person who is the beginning of the journey Where we were so for me. Repeat a woman who maybe she shares Something similar in her cultural background some kind of restrictions and she finds this Freedom in travel. Were starting your own business. Initially to see how can she leverage that in bringing more opportunity in incomes live the kind of life that she wants so i was thinking back about what i needed when i started and i want to help person so it becomes a very seamless process. Between how you what. Your image is in your message and the person that you try to help. There's no this to knack there Yeah i love that. And i love the idea of starting off with the person you were. Perhaps five years ago on looking at that journey because lot of the times when we talk to people of add defining who their ideal quantities is or their dream climate. It seems a very abstract abstract process and pickle really struggle with that part of it. I think a lot of a lot.
"marina" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
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Did Australia Get Its Vaccine Strategy Right?
"Government government was was thinking thinking about about spending spending as as much much as as $130 billion on job caper. Turns out they did not end up needing to spend that much by the parameters they had set themselves. But in that context $130 billion. It's a massive program never spent that much. At the same time in the middle of last year. There are obviously contemplating how much to spend on a vaccine. We end up spending about $3.3 billion right now, we don't have the vaccines that we would like to have in the rollout has Bean slowed. Is this hindsight? Or is it pertinent criticism during government today Announcing $50 million a lot less 50 million, as opposed to billions to help potentially make an Emory in a vaccine here. We didn't spend money on making those here. Last year. In announcing that money today, the acting premier James Molina, was pretty pointed He was essentially saying the federal government should have done this 12 months ago. Side said. I'm very placed two unanswered. The injuries government will be providing $50 million to kick start the establishment off on shore manufacturing off Marina vaccine right here in Victoria. 12 months ago would have been the best time to have done this. The next best time is right now. Right now, we need to do this. This time would have been 12 months ago, according to the state labor government. We picked four vaccines. One of them fell over. That was the one of the University of Queensland. We picked one to make here. That was the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. That's kind of you, mate and he's being made by CSL. Should we have been preparing to make another one here? The government argues that the CSL vaccine the one they're going to make the Oxford AstraZeneca was further down the line. It had been used our bit. It's on the basis. It's technology is the basis for any bowl of accent. I think it's technology has also been used. To vaccinate wild animals against righties. The federal government's argument has always been that the Marine a vaccines like flies is one he's and was more experimental. They'd wait the
"marina" Discussed on Italian Wine Podcast
"We also really don't like these sort of strange corner over people that say okay. I refuse the certification because it is expensive or because i don't want to be tied to a rural the rule so as we follow rules for declarations we should for rose for the further ganic rolling and the mdc reeling water. I mainly avid with plana. To to these people what. you're saying about certification. I completely agree with you and the voice felt the same way. If you want to talk about being will ganic. You should definitely be certified and not say. I'm organic but i can't be bothered to be certified. I'm ganic Fees or whatever any excuse on by typically. The body independent certification is very very very important. And it's good to hear that you'll that you're on the same as you believe. That is what a new a new member wineries also think the same way as very very important will consume a reassurance that somebody independent has come and check your wand'ring yovany odds are maybe taking symbols note. She is organic and she's not cheating totally agree with you. Thank you so much and this is really important to me. Because you know this certification and is a message to the consumer is a guarantee is the guarantee because we get through main controls not only in the field not only in the winery but on the market that people sometimes don't understand or don't know that act and they be in in the. You know these streaky via to me. Something is not correct. Maybe the scandal organic is really very very well controlled. People that are doing organic. Go through a lot of different. The things that don't happen in any other production as consumer now. Am speaking of. Because i got to experience as a is maker. And there's a farmer is sometimes i avoid the farmer things the farmer as you may without any any official practice because a that products are not controlled in terms of chemical and in many cases the ignorance is dominant so people that wanted to be a farmer and the after spray and they go to the shop and buy the product were spraying. And they say okay. This should be sprayed like one liter director. Okay i report to one leader and because soy ensure and this is a news it is just buys on that you put in the air and many times. We don't care on what we are putting inside and what we are breathing. So this is the reason. I believe strongly in the certification because there are so many subjects that are controlling that is almost impossible to to to be tricky. And when someone refuses the certification because of the expanses doesn't believe inorganic. It is doing something in my opinion. Just for marketing because If you believe that this is something how full for all of us you can spend. That lethal amount of money for sure. Maybe you buy one pair of shoes last or two a year but is not such important i think. Have we missed anything. Is there anything else you'd like to say. Today about his I just want to say that this is a very nice experience that were cited by. I would like to invite you to no winter and more about is it to try to join our experience in terms of Offer because really in days is very interesting Also in what is is able to do and gave it to today to the buyers to the market so our wineries are open for coming or the ones that did in real life and not in the life that we live in now can be able to easy does. We're really at the loss thing. If you just tell us you oversee our guests have a website if you just give us the the website address for anybody listening in then they can go on your website and find out more about be very very helpful very easy because the website is vinca daughter yna and inside of that sunday find information just like to say thanks to my guest today. Maria marchetti e-e-e-e-no. Who's from the wind. Rebe today was talking about in data very interesting story that you have passively with your group. It's a wonderful initiative. And it's always nice to hear wine growers that i've see that they have more in common with each other things that they don't have in common they worked together and promote organic and loins. It's been a real privilege talking to you today. Thank you so much. Thank you for the time when you deserve to me. And i really hope that people will enjoy your janet winds of war and more in the life and hope to see her in the widening. Anyhow thank you. Thank you so much by. Listen to the italian wine podcast. Wherever you get your podcasts. Were on soundcloud apple podcasts. Himalayan and more. Don't forget to subscribe and raked the show. If you enjoy listening. Please consider donating through italian wine. Podcasts dot com any amount helps cover equipment production and publication costs until next time she she..
"marina" Discussed on Italian Wine Podcast
"His genus together. It is a commitment and they think that where we are. now we only can grow. We can back to smaller situation than the producer that joint been days later on in the time sometimes so were go see during these like a distributor and this is a big mistake because it is not a distributor the idea of been days is to propose the winds and the same condition in the same way as the winery is done so as a partner eleven days i should be able to speak about my wind and the same as my partner and we own our ambassador over this group of wineries and in my opinion this is the plus because it is good to to be assessed person but it is much better to be a winemaker that no so what is behind about to end speaks about the modulus and if you think that the group is offering winds and you believe in that wines. There is not much difference to speak about about school or speaking about the brunello or about italy. Because you know what the production you know the vineyard and you know how is intense and the even heavy to make wine so or the history is not just the label but it is what is behind the label. It is the experience and it is made people so we are a group of people. We are a group of producers but mainly we are a group of friend. If you don't china the friendship it is very difficult to work together because the always there are problems in everyone who was working can reach problems and and these the life so we should be able to stand and go ahead facing and solving problems together. I think the deza the real key. That game has the opportunity of growing and maintaining these these. How many How many events do you do a year. Do you have tasting events public together in any any normal life or in this life in a work likes. I mean obviously there are a got like busy. -bio in throngs events that you'll familiar as open public okay. We many many years ago. We started the way. The museum museum vio was the first exhibition that we decided decided to share in the last year. We focused only on two important versa. One is vinitaly and the other is providing as told you before we decided not to join the organic section about of these fair set because of our idea that is a blast and we wanted to a for dissolution over ganic. Good to the word and to the the ymer even because we think we all think that organic should be a little more considered and maybe become obituary for getting a better had to our planet but this is another discussion. And so what we do. More often is to make a smaller tastings excite of the big ferris inviting a group of the consumer certain cases. We face consumer or group of restaurants retailers of somalia or so on. Because we think that in that way is much better to do propose the winds and at the same time to have conversation to push Over during opinions to get question to answer because sometimes the day single behind it aska in place a crowded of different wineries that doesn't allow to to give the right message so we see the big fair sir as important because of the kind of public that they bring in and so for proposing the wine to importers and two big buyers but for our communication we prefer more groups and the in that too. We should say that the the big but is even by the ones that radio representing our portfolio. I am speaking by the italian wraps as well as importers that Bringing the wigner and organize the several tastings faulk seen on our products or in particular season they seeing sissel the white Playing may maybe the have your winds in autumn or winter so giving also a message which is not confused because you know in our portfolio. Now we have about one hundred sixty wines so it is a lot. What is a typical question. The you get asked a trade event professional events. Do you still got some strange questions about organic. So people much more informed now. Well informed about organics means and what the what the differences between organic and conventional. Yes we receive meinie strange questions. They may know for sure still now. Is that people. Don't know exactly what organic means so to explain how a different black practice in agriculture it is always the main answer because people still think that because the farmer make the wine disease danika or because diviner is outside and it is a wine it is actually the production side is always the question to more often as to be answered and inr i should say the last er said we got to for sure. More interest for organic mortgage a lot of confusion. People are really confused and they make organic. We did natural with the vignon independently and with many different things that the app not into Our union is that organic Now is tied to a low which is european which is the same for all european and you can to be organic without being certified so these are strong leukaemia and.
"marina" Discussed on Un Cuadro Me Mira
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"marina" Discussed on Jewish History Matters
"The cairo. Anita is repository of such immense historical value. That sometimes it's easy to just assume the ways that it's important and i'm so excited to really dig in deep with marina on these important issues and think through all the different ways in which the denisa is an important historical record an important social phenomenon and an important lens through which we can understand medieval jewish has as well as the broader context in which jews as well as their neighbors lived. Thanks for listening in high marina. Welcome to the podcast here. Thank you so much for joining us. I really had such a blast reading your book and it's wonderful to be able to talk about it and to think about the really broadly. I want to think about your starting point from the book. The book is called the lost archive. And it's interesting that you are calling the cairo an archive in part because we have this great twentieth century can use a scholar. Some of gorton. Who talked about the guineas in very different terms in the introduction to his book the mediterranean society. He specifically calls the guineas a kind of an anti archive. I was wondering if you can talk a bit about the way in which you see the news as a kind of a lost archive. And what this means to you. When we think about the way that we approach vanessa and the kinds of questions that we can ask about it and what we can learn from it so i called the book the lost ark on that. Actually the claim that i'm making isn't that they can use it self archive but rather that. It contains traces of other archives. Go was right that they use is not an archive because an archive is arranged and maintained for the purposes. Not just storage. But also a retrieval so things have to be index. They have to be organized. They have to be ordered and they have to prunes for all. Those reasons are kaiser kind of different animal whereas they can isa people were just throwing stuff has early with absolutely no expectation that things would be accessible again in that sense. It was an anti our pod. But gordon says the guineas our guy because it was basically trashy what we would call a recycling bin or something like that but the inisia- is one place where we can find evidence to reconstruct the archiving practices of estate. That didn't it's preserve archive. The fontham calif it so in other words like it'd be so great if we could just walk into a building and i don't know cairo for instance and you know see the whole art of the fontham if it laid out there like i. You have a fiscal documents and then you have the administrative documents and are arranged according to date and place. This is how we kind of expect to work what you have in. The asia is a bunch of documents that may once have been thought archives but eventually were dumped and pruned from them because if things are are preserved for the purposes of retrieval then. Something's eventually have to be pruned. Otherwise you just end up with an infinite archives in kind of bored. Acn way and the other is documents that were never intended for the archive those two types of state document against each other. You can kind of triangulate what the loss ultimate archive looked like. So that's the lost ark. That i'm referring to in the title. Yeah it's this question of how we reconstruct the past in the absence of sources or in the absence of an official repository <hes>. An official repository is both really good. Because it means that you have a lot of material that you can work with an official repository also means that there may be things that don't make it in there on purpose or the get removed and so i think that part of what you're doing here is using the news as a way to think through how we can approach history really different ways. That's right this is kind of in keeping with a move that some people in my field medieval middle east history have moved towards the last decade. Which is from static. Archives to archiving practices the study. we're cutting practices. And i think there's a much much broader movement towards this which is like you have a history of the book on the one. Hand the history of archives on the other which you know. Well that's your field that when you have a sense of how texts were produced and why they were producing the material forms in which they were produced in an survived again physically. How do they survive. You can actually use them as historical source material in a much more responsible way so i think part of what historians had come to do over the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is in a sense to get kind of lazy which is to say that we re defied archives as a kind of ready made repository store source material as opposed to understanding that the archives an accumulation of different processes obviously not all historians. Did this. but you know. I think my expectation was very much like you know. I would love to be able to walk into a building and start looking through files and then thinking retroactively about what here isn't here whereas going from the other end which is taking all the discarded material and trying to figure out what an archive would have looked like had it survived is a different story or with is in a different way. There's the archive as it was kept in the period in question and there the curatorial conventions and standards and assumptions criteria are interesting to think about it also often quite transparent and then there's the archive as it's kind of evolved over the centuries. Let's say like. I'm an eleven twelve century historian so as it evolved in a an eight hundred subsequent years. I mean if you think about about it all right. This is a place that has some of the oldest continuously operating libraries that we know of but of course the the archival material that they have in these libraries has been organized reorganized. You know dozens of times since the fourth century or or and that means that we have to start asking different questions and the afterlife archives. From how the archives were actually produced and arranged in the time period that were studying.