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Positivity can be difficult to find when the future is so uncertain. Get your weekly positivity boost with an upbeat view of news, sport, tech, entertainment, and daily life. Join host Craig Williamson on his quest to discover positivity and excitement in every week of the year! New episodes every Monday.
 
This collection of twelve one-act dramas features plays by James Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Gordon Bottomley, Charles Dickens, Lord Dunsany, Susan Glaspell, George Bernard Shaw, August Strindberg, Marion Craig Wentworth, and William Butler Yeats. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) The Bicyclers read by: Chuck Williamson, David Lawrence, Robert Hoffman, Todd, Elizabeth Klett, Amanda Friday, Kristingj, and Tricia G The Dark Lady of the Sonnets read by: Chris Marcellus, Elizabeth Klett, Algy Pug, Ch ...
 
The Columbian Orator, a collection of political essays, poems, and dialogues first published in 1797, was widely used in American schoolrooms in the first quarter of the 19th century to teach reading and speaking. Typical of many readers of that period, the anthology included many speeches celebrating "republican virtues" and promoting patriotism. The Columbian Orator is an example of progymnasmata, containing examples for students to copy and imitate. In his Narrative of the Life of Frederi ...
 
Subtitled "The Way to Win Him:, this play is placed in Paris - a change from many others of Farquhar's plays which used English settings - though still presented to the same English audience. "This comedy ... had a reception, on the first night of its appearance, far inferior to that of his other productions. It was, with difficulty, saved from condemnation; and the author ... boldly charged some secret enemies with having attempted its destruction." (I can sympathize with the author; I thin ...
 
Weekly interviews, resources, and advice to help parents raise their little ones and make a living all under the same roof. We know being parents of little ones and working from home can quickly go from enjoyable to stressful within moments. Amanda and Dan from Parent Pacifier reveal their parenting wins, failures, and lessons they are learning along the way, so you no longer feel alone and can get a handle on the stress. Since 2017, they have been raising their son, all while working from h ...
 
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Episode 25 of Thank The Week for 03 May 2021 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram News French cavers on fast forward as 40-day underground isolation goes by in no time Covid: One dose of vaccine halves transmission - study Covid-19 vaccine offered to people aged 40 and over in England C.D.C. Eases Outdoor Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Americans …
 
In this episode, Zeke and I discuss SMMG MedTech, his history in selling medical devices, advice and pitfalls of selling a medical device product and more. Bio: Zeke Zielinski is the Founder and President of SMMG MedTech. Zeke is a MedTech Sales Executive with over 25 years of experience in start-up, mid-size, and large-cap medical device companies…
 
Episode 24 of Thank The Week for 26 April 2021 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram News NASA's Perseverance rover turns a tiny bit of Mars air into breathable oxygen Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars Ingenuity Mars Helicopter takes flight on your Google Search page Biden: This will be 'decisive decade' for tackling climate chang…
 
Episode 23 of Thank The Week for 19 April 2021. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram News Whitest-ever paint could help cool heating Earth, study shows The US government will pay you up to $500,000 to design a less annoying face mask Magnificent men in their flying machines set to soar across the Channel Covid vaccine: All over-50s and high ris…
 
Episode 22 of Thank The Week for 12 April 2021. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram News Prince Philip: The Duke of Edinburgh's Award 'saved me from jail' 48 of Prince Philip's greatest quotes and funny moments England's lockdown to ease as planned on 12 April Covid: Tests to be offered twice-weekly to all in England Rapid COVID Tests Are Comi…
 
The story may be a familiar one, your parents or grandparents grow older, their health deteriorates, and a nursing facility is where they spend their final days. But have you ever wondered where you end up if say you’re a teenager or twentysomething and you need ongoing care? Youngcare is an organisation that recognised that there was work to be do…
 
In this episode, Dvir, Jan and I discuss Memic, robotic surgery, how to evaluate an unmet clinical need, how they chose their first market, fundraising tips and more. Bio: Dvir Cohen has served as Chief Executive Officer at Memic since October 2013. Mr. Cohen has been a leader in the Company from its inception and also serves as a president of our …
 
In this episode, Mike and I discuss his new blog post about the 10 risks life science companies will face in 2021. Mike Cremeans Bio: He leads the Life Sciences Practice for Hylant, whose mission is to strengthen the businesses, employees and communities of our client family by embracing them as our own. He is a client facing risk strategist and re…
 
Episode 20 of Thank The Week included: More crazy auctions Hairy chested vaccinations A wild sporting idea Some exciting, thrilling, exhilarating, Microsoft Office News! A new watch A new TV series Some impossible foods And special guest Carla Youngblood! Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News A handwritten Steve Jobs job application just sold for a…
 
About twelve months ago Clare Stewart was elected Mayor of Noosa and she became the first female Mayor in Noosa Council history. However, that’s not what’s remarkable about Clare. Twenty-one years ago, in Sydney, Clare was struck by a truck with her legs pinned under the weight of the truck for more than half an hour. She was conscious the whole ti…
 
In this episode, Craig and I discuss the importance of designing a product that can be manufactured, how to choose a contract manufacturer, advice for start-up companies and more. Craig's Bio: As the Head of Project Lifecycle Management at NAGLREITER™, Craig manages the resourcing , performance, and overall customer satisfaction for all client prog…
 
In this episode, Amy and I discuss Pain Care Labs, her apperance on shark tank, why the adoption of new medical technology takes so long, hurdles when taking a product to market, and more. Dr. Amy Baxter Bio: As Founder and CEO of Pain Care Labs Pain Relief, Dr. Amy Baxter’s mission is to eliminate unnecessary pain. She invented and patented VibraC…
 
Episode 19 of Thank The Week included: Some tech-savvy animals A sportsman with an unusual move A surprise from Google Comedy TV roulette A family night in of epic proportions And a special day of my own invention Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Covid-19: UK national day of reflection to be held on 23 March Vaccination statistics - Our World …
 
In this episode, Jon and I discuss Greenlight Guru, how he founded the company, thinking about quality early, advice for start-up companies, and why he loves the medical device industry. Jon Speer Bio: Jon is the founder and VP of QA/RA at Greenlight Guru (quality management software exclusively for medical device companies) & a medical device guru…
 
Episode 18 of Thank The Week included: An exciting glimpse into a normal world A month of basketball madness And an evening of footballing joy A mystery tech event And a mystery Fortnite event And what on earth are non-fungible tokens? Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News People who are vaccinated can socialize together without masks, CDC says Nig…
 
In this episode, Kevin, Neil and I discuss how to think about intellectual property as a medical device company, when to think about it, and how IP fits into the overall company strategy. Neil Thompson Bio: Neil is a patent agent who worked for years in the medical device industry as a product development engineer. He became a patent agent while wo…
 
Episode 17 of Thank The Week included: A vaccination version of a country classic Two legends from very different sports We have mobile phones with features that will amaze And 2 new TV series that will also amaze There's chocolate beer Music to live by And, are you superstitious? Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Yemen: The nine-year-old war-z…
 
In this episode, Henry and I discuss the important collboration between engineering and marketing/sales during product development, the younger generation of medtech professionals entering the field, and much more. Henry Peck is part of the Clinical Innovation Team at Johnson & Johnson Robotic & Digital Solutions…
 
Episode 16 of Thank The Week included: Lockdown lifting and vaccine sharing Holiday resort sporting events A foldable stunner An offer you might not be able to refuse Clever cats and dogs And "I'm listening!" Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Lockdown: Boris Johnson unveils plan to end England restrictions by 21 June Covid-19 lockdown: Up to 10…
 
In this episode, Hitesh, Peter and I discuss Nutromics, the problem they see in healthcare, lessons learned so far, and advice for medtech start-up companies. Peter Vranes bio: Peter Vranes is a Chemical Engineer and serial entrepreneur. Peter is the co-founder of Nutromics, an Australian MedTech company revolutionising healthcare through continuou…
 
Opening and successfully running your own business is one thing. Doing it when you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and autism is an achievement that deserves recognition and much respect. A year ago, my next guest was out of a job and out of options. Today he’s operating a successful coffee shop on the Sunshine Coast. Everyone has …
 
Episode 15 of Thank The Week included: News from the red planet Royal lines of succession Titsipas joy and Titsipas pain New gadgets with eye watering prices Thinking, drinking and sleeping And a goat update! Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Mars landing: Nasa's Perseverance rover in 'great shape' Devon company that made World War Two parachut…
 
In this episode, Alex and I discuss Medstartr, crowdfunding in the medical device and digital health space, how to use crowdfunding to validate your product and raise money, and more. Alex Fair is the Founder and CEO of MedStartr. He originally trained as a scientist, working in physics, then cancer and finally in heart disease research. In the 90s…
 
Episode 14 of Thank The Week included: Mysterious stones Wild weather Sporting goats and goat goats Tips to grill like a boss And tips to Zoom like a boss And I have a new dimmer switch! Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News COVID-19: UK's R number falls to below one for the first time since July Stonehenge: Did the stone circle originally stand in…
 
In this episode, Bhavana, Mike and I discuss PCI Ventures, healthtech in the Philidelphia, advice for start-up companies and more. Mike Dishowitz Bio: Dr. Dishowitz manages a portfolio of PCI Ventures startup companies, focusing on life science sector, including therapeutics, medical devices and diagnostics. His primary responsibility is to build b…
 
Episode 13 of Thank The Week included: Groundhog day results Ball sports big and small, round and oval iPhone update news New trainers/sneakers that could change your life Romantic gifts And a very special UN day Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Covid: Five reasons to be (cautiously) hopeful Groundhog Day prediction is six more weeks of winter…
 
Episode 12 of Thank The Week included: News of the Bernie doll Live sport for all A Lily from Garmin Emotional support from Spotify New TV series and some movie recommendations A lockdown birthday party An unusual breakfast food Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Novavax publishes positive efficacy data for its COVID-19 vaccine Single-dose jab 6…
 
In this episode, Frank and I discuss the science of networking and the power of doing it effectively. Frank Agin Bio: Frank Agin is the founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connection, an organization that empowers entrepreneurs, sales representatives and professionals to become more successful through networking. In addition, he consults wit…
 
Episode 11 of Thank The Week included: Bidding going bananas The messaging app of your dreams? A cultured movie recommendation Counting birds And Haggis Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Biden inauguration: New president sworn in See Jennifer Lopez perform at Biden's inauguration Worldwide COVID vaccination data Collectors Go Bananas and Pay Ne…
 
In this episode, Angelina and I discuss her incredible journey, quality management systems, MDR, and more. Angelina Hakim Bio: Angelina Hakim is the founder, Co-Owner and CEO of QUNIQUE GmbH. She developed her experience through the different stations of her career at global medical devices manufacturers as well as consulting organizations. At Olym…
 
Episode 10 of Thank The Week included: The man from Del Monte Exciting new gadgets Powerful women A surprising new skill And a little something cheesy Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Data on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations Inauguration 2021 Auction bids are topping $57,000 for a rare $20 banknote with Del Monte sticker on it Bid on the De…
 
#019 - Sometimes, there are more distractions working at home than there are at the office. From non-stop notifications to being right next to your own refrigerator, we need to be intentional with getting work down effectively. In this episode, we share the top 10 apps we use every day to stay productive at home when working and with family. For sh…
 
In this episode, Chris and I discuss Galen Data, the history, issues companies face that want to connect to the cloud, and more. Chris DuPont Bio: Chris is the CEO and co-founder of Galen Data, Inc., a configurable, scalable, FDA- Compliant software platform that enables connecting medical devices to an FDA- compliant cloud.…
 
Please vote for Thank The Week in the #LetsTalk2021 challenge at https://www.thanktheweek.com/vote Episode 9 of Thank The Week included: Physical Education via YouTube The world against Jose Mourinho New phones, new TVs and more sexy monitors The Fresh Prince reunion A walk in the park And a struggle with a sticking cupboard Visit us at www.ThankTh…
 
#018 - Sometimes getting laid off from your dream job can lead to creating your own dream business. If you're considering starting your own business from home or need to balance multiple people working from home, you'll want to listen to this one. In this episode, we chat with Katie Brinkley of Next Step Social Communications. We learn how she was …
 
In this episode, Alissa and I discuss humanizing the workplace, building an environment that will make a company successful from the ground up, inclusive communication in the workplace, and more. Alissa Carpenter Bio: Featured in Forbes, NPR, ABC, FOX, CBS and TEDx as a workplace inclusion expert with a Masters in Social and Comparative Analysis, A…
 
Please vote for Thank The Week in the #LetsTalk2021 challenge at https://www.thanktheweek.com/vote Episode 8 of Thank The Week included: Royal honours Cup football A farewell to an Internet legend A sexy display More tips for a happier January And a little bit of whipped cream Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine approve…
 
#017 - 2020 May have taken us by surprise, but now we can use that experience to better plan our 2021. At least we can try our best to plan ahead. In this episode, we share our top 7 tips for planning the new year from your improving work-from-home environment, preparing gifts and cards ahead, and even your family downtime. For transcription, show …
 
Episode 7 of Thank The Week included: A deal! American football and proper football World first smartphones A games console by…KFC? A Christmas gift recap Legs eleven Some great ideas to get you started with a happy 2021 Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Boris Johnson hails free trade deal with EU EU diplomats briefed on Brexit trade deal US Pr…
 
#016 - If potty training wasn't hard enough before, now attempting it while working from home during a pandemic seems impossible. In this episode, we chat with Potty Training consultant Jacklyn Gravel from Hey.Sweet.Cheeks and get her top tips on what to expect and how to work through different challenges. For show notes, transcription, and more, v…
 
Episode 6 of Thank The Week included: A bizarre flavour of Pepsi Last minute winners Basketball action Virtual makeup Royals aplenty And dreams of a destination Christmas Visit us at www.ThankTheWeek.com News Healthcare Workers Became The First US Recipients Of The COVID-19 Vaccine US approves Moderna as second vaccine Pepsi Introduces "Cocoa" Cola…
 
#015 - Anything that can make a Parent's life easier is always welcome! With smart home tech on the rise, how can it help us parents who work from home? In this episode, fellow Parent and Podcaster Craig Williamson joins the show to share his love of smart home tech and how he uses it every day. Craig is the host of the Thank The Week Podcast, wher…
 
If you Google the name Ashton Wood and the brand Jeep, you’ll discover that my next guest had a protracted ‘beef’ with Jeep over a vehicle that he called a ‘lemon’. The relationship between Ashton and Jeep is a lot better these days, in fact, Jeep dealerships are helping Ashton with a project, getting unwanted mobile phones into the hands of victim…
 
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