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Moscow's Controversial Redevelopment Plan  

Plans to demolish hundreds of decrepit Soviet era apartment blocks in the Russian capital, and potentially replace them with much taller residential towers, have been met with angry protests. The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports on the mixed feelings of residents towards what is a gigantic redevelopment scheme, and how the protests reflect a general distrust in the city's government. Plus our Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford explains how the plan is proving to be a PR disaster for the city's mayor, and playing into the hands of the opposition. But is it a mistake for Moscow to dream so big - or at least so tall? American urban geographer Joel Kotkin tells presenter Ed Butler why he believes it is better to build on a more human scale. (Picture: A partially demolished five-storey apartment block in Moscow; Credit: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images)

Ep 190: The Birthplace of wine - The Republic of Georgia  

Where did vitis vinifera originate? Where do we think winemaking started? We think it's from the area that is now the Republic of Georgia. Once part of the USSR, this small, beautiful nation is reemerging as a wine power so it's time for an overview!

 

Here are the show notes:

Top level stuff...

 

Georgia is where Eastern Europe meets Asia. Between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea As big as Scotland or Ireland 111,000 acres of vines ranging from the coast of the Black Sea to Kakheti, on the other side of the Caucasus mountains Outside Tbilisi, they only speak Georgian so when you go, you've gotta hire a guide

 

Location:

Russia to the north and Turkey and Armenia to the south Primary wine region of Kakheti—according to Georgians, the birthplace of wine itself The main wine regions, from Kakheti in the east and Imereti, Racha and Samegrelo in the west, are within a few hours’ drive from Tbilisi, the capital

Climate:

a diverse climatic landscape that varies from temperate to subtropical

An Historical Relic: Qveri (Kwhere-vree)

Traditional Georgian fermentation: a clay vessel used for centuries to produce wine in Georgia. Qvervi: 1,000-liter beeswax-coated terra-cotta jar buried in the earth A qvevri is a thick-walled vessel buried deep in the ground in a marani, or Georgian wine cellar. naturally maintains wine at optimal temperature during fermentation and allows it to age for many years without spoilage. Once fermentation is complete, the wine can be racked into another qvevri, leaving the heavy sediment behind. Qvevri white wine is sharp, strong, amber. or in the case of reds, so dark it’s known as shavi gvino: black wine

 

 Grapes: 500+ indigenous grape varietals found in Georgia,

Red: Saperavi, Tavkveri and Chkhaveri plus Tavkveri, Shavkapito,  Chkhaveri and Ojaleshi. White: Rkatsiteli (r-kat-see-telly), Chinuri and Mtsvane (mits-vane) méthode Champenoise in Georgia since the late 1800s, with native grape Orange wine:  Friuli winemaker Josko Gravner makes his sought-after “orange” wines using ancient Georgian techniques/qvervri

 

History:

Grapes and traces of wine residue have been found in archaelogical digs from 8,000 years ago. Vitis vinifera originated from the Caucasus mountains in GA Ottoman rule in west, Christianity in the east made east side of the country the wine powerhouse Georgia came under Soviet control a few decades later. Small vineyards merged into huge co-ops =CRAP Georgia declared independence in 1991 Russia's 2006 embargo on Georgian wine imports, lifted only in June 2013. Forced diversification into other, stronger markets

 

The wines of Georgia have a little ways to go, but they are a fascinating slice of vinous history and worth seeking out or trying if they are ever right in front of you! 

 

Relator de la ONU: No hay control adecuado del agua potable en México  

El relator de la ONU sobre DD.HH., Agua y Saneamiento Léo Heller narra sus observaciones en varios municipios mexicanos y en la capital. Dice que encontró "una situación muy mala e incompatible con el nivel de desarrollo humano que México presenta".

The "I want to rock 'n roll all night...and run every day" episode  

This week’s Shakeout Podcast episode was hosted by web editor Sinead Mulhern as editor-in-chief, Michael Doyle, and staff writer Tim Huebsch headed off for some action-packed running weekends in Nova Scotia and Ottawa. While Michael gets set to put his legs to the test at the Cabot Trail Relay (an annual event for him), Tim geared up to report in Ottawa at the race weekend in our nation’s capital.

Retiran al ejército de las calles de Brasilia: ¿regresó la calma?  

Tras las violentas protestas en la capital de Brasil, el gobierno lanzó al ejército a las calles para ayudar a una policía ya superada. Lo que ocurre en Brasil ya está en la mira de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos, cuyo relator advierte del respeto a las garantías.

Em semana conturbada, Bovespa subiu 3%  

O presidente Michel Temer enfrentou um forte protesto que terminou em confusão na capital federal. Diante da violência, ele convocou o Exército, mas recuou no dia seguinte após a repercussão negativa.

Em semana conturbada, Bovespa subiu 3%  

O presidente Michel Temer enfrentou um forte protesto que terminou em confusão na capital federal. Diante da violência, ele convocou o Exército, mas recuou no dia seguinte após a repercussão negativa.

Em semana conturbada, Bovespa subiu 3%  

O presidente Michel Temer enfrentou um forte protesto que terminou em confusão na capital federal. Diante da violência, ele convocou o Exército, mas recuou no dia seguinte após a repercussão negativa.

#37: How to Raise Money from Venture Capitalists & Transform your Start-Up Into a Juggernaut with Eric Feng, General Partner at KPCB  

As a partner at the premier venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Eric Feng focuses on consumer Internet investments and incubations.

 Before joining KPCB, Eric was the founding Chief Technology Officer and head of product at Hulu.com. Under Eric’s leadership, Hulu was recognized as the Associated Press Website of the Year (2008), the PC World Best Product (2008), and the TIME magazine Best Invention (ranked No. 4 in 2008), among other honors. Earlier in his career, Eric was Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore.

Eric was also previously CTO at Flipboard, the personal magazine application for mobile devices. At Flipboard, Eric led the global engineering team as well as strategic partnerships and company strategy, including financings and M&A.

Eric sat down with IVY’s co-founder Beri Meric, and spoke about the role of a venture capitalist outside of just a monetary investment. They also dove into what makes a great entrepreneur and what investors look for in both a company and team.

Please enjoy our conversation with Eric Feng. And remember to visit IVY.com to enjoy access to a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact through in-person collaborations with world-class leaders, thinkers, and institutions.

JF997: 3 FOURPLEXES for $220,000! Updates, and Raising Capital #FollowAlongFriday  

Yes, 3 Fourplexes for $220,000, scored by Theo! Hear about his networking hack that you need to implement TODAY. (cough cough) It involves social media. Hear about some updates with Joe, a recap from the BiggerPockets podcast interview, and of course Joe covers raising capital for other people's deals. Best Ever Tweet: You have to have a license to raise money for other people's deals. Made Possible Because of Our Best Ever Sponsors: Want an inbox full of online leads? Get a FREE strategy session with Dan Barrett who is the only certified Google partner that exclusively works with real estate investors like us. Go to adwordsnerds.com/joe to schedule the appointment. Subscribe in iTunes and Stitcher so you don’t miss an episode! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTzctSEMu4L0tKN2b_esfg

Fan Mail Friday #116 | There's Always a Bill  

Time for Fan Mail Friday, where we'll be answering your questions and dropping some knowledge and feedback to help you kick the weekend off right.

Once again, our beloved Gabriel Mizrahi rejoins us for this one. Let's cut to it! In this episode:

Is it possible to have an honest, productive conversation with someone who thinks they're always right -- in spite of being your boss and constantly losing clients for your company? When the job you spent six years in school pursuing isn't hiring and you're considering other paths, might we remind you of skill stacking? [Related: Minisode Monday #50 | Skill Stacking for Top Performance and The Secret to Success? Be a Contradiction] How do you hunt for a job in a desired location that's thousands of miles away while ensuring prospective employers take your intention to relocate seriously? [Related: AoC Toolbox episodes and The 30-Day Social Capital Challenge] What is the difference between skill salad and skill stacking? While the science is still out, do you really need those Bluetooth devices on 24/7? This might be a case of better safe than sorry. Quick shoutouts to Jay Mohr and Owen Benjamin! Have any questions, comments, or stories you'd like to share with us? Drop us a line at friday@theartofcharm.com! Check out Jordan's (@TheArtofCharm) other show: The Forbes List, and Jason's (@jpdef) other show: Grumpy Old Geeks.

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Beyond Brexit  

Is there a future for Britain beyond Brexit? Portfolio manager Jonathan Knowles will have you convinced there is. This Singapore-based, 25-year industry veteran covers the investment implications of nationalism in Europe, internet advances in China, headwinds in the emerging markets and technological disruption just about everywhere.

Listen and learn:

Why Brexit might not spell calamity for Britain Why rumors of the multinational company’s demise may be greatly exaggerated How many unique data points e-commerce giant Alibaba has on every Chinese citizen

Your host, Matt Miller, is policy and communications advisor for Capital Group. An author and former Washington Post columnist, Matt was co-host of the public radio program Left, Right & Center.

Related: Why This Portfolio Manager Sees Her Glass Half Full

Do you have any topics for Capital Ideas? Please contact our editorial team at CapitalIdeas@capgroup.com.

Draconian Budget Cuts And Fake News Conspiracy Theories: Just Another Week In Trump's America  

So, that happened. This week, while President Donald Trump was away on foreign business, the wider world got a look at the latest White House budget proposals and the experience was like staring into a moral void. Broadly targeted for elimination: just about anything that offers assistance to the poor and vulnerable. Cashing in big time: rich income earners. There are education cuts that could decimate profitable research, new burdens on food stamp providers that could result in fewer in the market. Joining us to marvel at the pure draconian nature of it all is Alexis Goldstein from Americans for Financial Reform. Meanwhile, the murder of Seth Rich -- a young DC resident and Democratic National Committee staffer -- was a tragedy for those who knew him. But the internet's conspiracy swamps and right wing media outlets have teamed up to further traumatize Rich's family and friends. It's weaponized fake news, and it's perfectly emblematic of the surreal world that Donald Trump has both ushered in and continues to maintain. Finally, four years ago, Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" took the world by storm, a deeply researched book on the history of wealth inequality that managed to jump beyond an academic audience and become a popular best-seller. Now, a new book titled "After Piketty: The Agenda For Economics and Inequality" has arrived, bringing together a wide group of economists and social scientists to try to assess the impact Piketty's book has had since it hit the shelves. Joining us to give us a taste is one of the editors of "After Piketty," Marshall Steinbaum.

JF996: How to Buy, Hold, and Sell Seller Financed NOTES  

Seller financing is your creative method to cash flow and huge returns, and our guest is able to create, purchase, and hold seller financed notes. Best Ever Tweet: Secondary markets are ones to master as the competition is low. Dawn Rickabaugh Real Estate Background: - Owner of Note Queen Capital and specializes in owner-carry portfolio and been an investor for 13 years - Buys seller-financed notes across the country and helps others get started investing in notes - Consults in real estate transactions that involve owner financing, and buys & sells real estate - Based in Carson City, Nevada - Say hi to her at www.notequeen.com - Best Ever Book: A Course in Miracles Made Possible Because of Our Best Ever Sponsors: Want an inbox full of online leads? Get a FREE strategy session with Dan Barrett who is the only certified Google partner that exclusively works with real estate investors like us. Go to adwordsnerds.com/joe to schedule the appointment. Subscribe in iTunes and Stitcher so you don’t miss an episode! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTzctSEMu4L0tKN2b_esfg

Cape Breton Hall of Fame # 3  

The Cape Breton Business Hall of Fame and Philanthropy Hall of Fame were pleased to welcome 4 new members... Lou Maroun was one of them. He is the founder and chairman of Sigma Real Estate Advisors and Sigma Capital Corporation.

126: Jonathan (@HF_Trader) – The demeanor of an unstoppable futures trader  

Jonathan (@HF_Trader) got into trading after a sports-related injury changed his life trajectory. He was fortunate enough to meet and be mentored, early on, by one of the first people to be hired at Steve Cohen’s S.A.C. Capital Advisors—where this person ran a multi-billion dollar statistical arbitrage fund.

After getting a dual degree in economics and quantitative finance, Jonathan landed a job within a hedge fund and was promoted to head trader within the space of about 6-months. Over the course of several years, while Jonathan worked at the fund, their assets under management grew by several billion dollars.

In 2014, Jonathan cashed out and began trading for himself. He loaded $260,000 into an account and has since compounded this amount into more than $2,000,000. Using an intraday system he’s developed, Jonathan trades Crude Oil and E-Mini S&P 500…

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Thousands Demonstrate In Brussels As US President Arrives For EU And NATO Talks  

Thousands have demonstrated on the streets of Brussels as US President Donald Trump arrives for his first NATO summit. Can he reach a working relationship with the organisation he once described as obsolete and not paying its way? Later he'll meet with European Union leaders; another organisation he's criticised. We get analysis from Kurt Volker, US ambassador to NATO from 2008 to 2009. Latvia is one of NATO's smaller and poorer members and one of the less well-off of the EU countries. How is the government trying to tackle economic hardship in the region? And how do the Russian and Latvian speaking population get on with each other? Our reporter Marie Keyworth visits a special economic zone set up this year just outside Rezekne, where companies can get various tax breaks with the aim of boosting investment and developing industry in the region. With the ratings agency Moody's downgrading China's credit rating for the first time over 25 years, borrowing costs for the Chinese government could be on the rise. China says the ratings agency is exaggerating the mainland's economic difficulties and underestimating its reform efforts. Roger Bootle of Capital Economics tells us who he thinks is right. And what if you get your sums wrong? According to some economists who studied the budget presented to the US Congress this week, the administration has double counted $2 trillion. That's the amount it says it will get in extra federal revenue growth over the next 10 years. It says it will spend it on the biggest tax cut in history...but also that it will spend it on reducing the US budget deficit. Not everyone in Washington is convinced. But the world of politics is full of things that don't quite add up. We hear some leaders who just couldn't work it out.... All this and more discussed with our two guests throughout the show; Peter Morici, Professor of International Business at the University of Maryland, in Washington, and in the studio in London, Youngsuk Chi, Director of Corporate Affairs at RELX Group. Photo: People carry effigies of US President Donald Trump and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel during a demonstration against the US president in Brussels. Credit: Getty Images.

Moscow's Controversial Redevelopment Plan  

Plans to demolish hundreds of decrepit Soviet era apartment blocks in the Russian capital, and potentially replace them with much taller residential towers, have been met with angry protests. The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports on the mixed feelings of residents towards what is a gigantic redevelopment scheme, and how the protests reflect a general distrust in the city's government. Plus our Moscow correspondent Sarah Rainsford explains how the plan is proving to be a PR disaster for the city's mayor, and playing into the hands of the opposition. But is it a mistake for Moscow to dream so big - or at least so tall? American urban geographer Joel Kotkin tells presenter Ed Butler why he believes it is better to build on a more human scale. (Picture: A partially demolished five-storey apartment block in Moscow; Credit: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images)

Andreazza: Coletivo Craco Resiste é a mais pura definição de exploração da miséria  

O Prefeito de São Paulo, João Doria, do PSDB, continua se dedicando ao fim da Cracolândia, no Centro da capital paulista. Ele entrou com pedido para realizar internações forçadas de usuários de droga sem a necessidade de aval da Justiça.

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