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In this series of podcasts our host Stephen Platt will interview key figures in the world of financial crime prevention and examine successes and failures in the global fight against money laundering and related crimes including drug trafficking, bribery and corruption, sanctions evasion, human trafficking and tax evasion. You can also catch up on past recordings at https://www.riskscreen.com/kyc360/amltalkshow/, and record your listening time in an online CPD wallet. See acast.com/privacy f ...
 
Introducing our new podcast, Taking Notes with NextGen! In this bi-monthly series, we sit down with someone from the NextGen network to learn more about their background, where they work today, and insights they have from the industries they lead. Whether a founder, a Venture Partner, or a friend of NextGen, we hope to tap into their expertise and share it with you every other Tuesday.
 
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What should the church pray about and who should the church pray for? And what should motivate our prayers? These are important questions, particularly given the important role God has given our prayers in the unfolding of his saving purposes. In this message from 1 Timothy 2:1–7, David Platt points us to the gracious will of God and the sufficienc…
 
Many Christians go their entire lives without noticing the most urgent needs around the world, or even those right around them. They are unaware that multiplied millions—even billions—among the nations still have no access to the gospel. They are also unaware that many of these same people, the unreached, have extreme physical needs. In this messag…
 
This week on the Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast, Sean V. Bradley, CSP interviews David Long, the Executive GM of Hansel Auto Group, an eight rooftop auto group with locations in Sonoma County, CA. They discuss the evolution of the automotive industry. The retail automotive industry today is a people business. It is all about customer service, the…
 
Asphalt, the heaviest part of crude used in road and home construction, could see a surge in demand as the $1 trillion infrastructure bill would provide record amounts of funding for highway improvements. But all that depends on the bill making it to the president’s desk to be signed into law. That legislation also includes critical language that w…
 
This week on the Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast, Sean V. Bradley, CSP interviews Robbie Irvin, a sales consultant at Gary Smith Honda in Fort Walton Beach, FL. They discuss how Robbie went from averaging 18 cars and making $5,000 per month to selling 35.5 cars a month with $19,000 in personal income. They also share the tips and techniques that a…
 
Do you ever struggle with guilt over something you have done or someone has done to you? If so, there is hope in Jesus Christ. Jesus meets us, like no one else can, in the raw realities of our lives. He has come to save the dirty, guilty, ashamed, afraid, and alone. In other words, he has come for all of us. In this sermon on Mark 1:29–45, David Pl…
 
Amid a crowded field of US liquefaction projects, Commonwealth LNG is looking to build momentum for its proposed 8.4 million mt/year facility in Louisiana as it targets a final investment decision in late 2022 and shipping its first LNG in 2025. Senior editor Harry Weber spoke with Commonwealth LNG CEO Paul Varello about the state of the global mar…
 
Beatrix Hoffman (Northern Illinois University) joins the Infectious Historians to discuss the healthcare system in the United States. The conversation begins with an overview of the American healthcare system and its origins, then proceeds to cover governmental health programs, highlighting those who receive treatment (and in what form), and those …
 
This week on the Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast, Sean V. Bradley, CSP interviews Jeff Homolak, the Business Development Manager at Medina Auto Mall in Medina County, OH. Not only is Medina Buick GMC the #1 Buick GMC dealership in the country, but they also won the GM Dealer of the Year Award in 2020. Jeff built the Internet Sales Department at th…
 
In the latest installment of the S&P Global Platts Commodities Focus podcast, Harry Weber, a Platts senior natural gas writer in Houston, is joined by Dania El Saadi and Claudia Carpenter in Dubai. Dania is a Platts senior editor, Middle East news, and Claudia is Platts editorial lead, Middle East crude. They discuss the recently completed Gastech,…
 
Last week brought another major development in the outlook for the US adoption of electric vehicles, with Ford Motor Co. and South Korea's SK Innovations announcing an $11 billion project to manufacture EVs and lithium-ion batteries in Kentucky and Tennessee starting in 2025. A lot of uncertainties still surround the outlook for EV adoption in the …
 
Emily Mendenhall (Georgetown University) joins Merle and Lee to discuss Covid in her hometown in northwest Iowa. The conversation begins with a definition and reflection on the idea of syndemic, then gravitates towards Emily’s own experiences returning to her hometown of Okoboji during Covid. Emily uses the Okoboji case study to disentangle issues …
 
As Europe struggles to replenish natural gas inventories, prices reach all-time highs, with Platts Analytics forecasting even more gas-to-oil switching throughout the coming winter. While European gas and power supply and demand hangs in balance, market participants look to controversial Nord Stream 2 for a sign of hope, as the project enters certi…
 
Global polyethylene prices and trade flows have been hit by challenge after challenge, from the coronavirus pandemic since early 2020, the deep freeze in the US in February, to the recent container shortage that has driven freight rates to record highs. With the hurricane season still on in the US, new quality standards expected to be implemented i…
 
This week on the Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast, Sean V. Bradley, CSP interviews Danny Zaslavsky, the Managing Partner and General Manager of Country Hill Motors in Merriam, KS. In addition to his role at Country Hill Motors, Danny is also the Managing Partner of VinCue. VInCue is an innovative all-in-one solution that gives dealers access to rea…
 
What sustains and unites the church is not a pastor or a program, nor is it preferences concerning music. What sustains and unites the church is perseverance in the gospel. In this message from 1 Timothy 1:3–20, David Platt highlights the centrality of the gospel in the life of the church. The apostle Paul highlights the role of the law as well as …
 
A lack of vessel space, high freight costs, port backlogs and a shortage of truck drivers, the logistical challenges facing the plastics industry have multiplied across 2021. Join Platts petrochemical editors Aziz Ehtaiba, Sarah Trinder and Callum Colford as they discuss what this has meant for polymers and ask Platts Analytics Yi-Jeng Huang what’s…
 
Global oil demand will still be significant for years, even under the most ambitious energy transition. So which basins will continue to produce, and which others will be abandoned? Offshore E&P company Kosmos Energy has answered those questions by halting its frontier exploration and selling those assets in the past two years. Its oil portfolio is…
 
Emerging economies and their successful vaccine rollouts will be key to the short-term recovery of the oil tanker market, after the highs of 2020, as it works through a period of low freight rates. International Seaways CEO Lois Zabrocky and Platts EMEA senior writer for transport fuels Tom Washington discuss the state of the market and where it is…
 
California has one of the most aggressive clean energy goals in the US and the state leads the US in utility-scale solar capacity and battery storage capacity. More recently, discussions have picked up regarding offshore wind in the West. Platts power news editor Kassia Micek discussed with Commissioner Karen Douglas the work the California Energy …
 
This week on the Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast, Sean V. Bradley, CSP interviews Karen Rodriguez, the Director of Operations at Doral Automotive Group, a 3 rooftop automotive group in southern Florida. Their first store, Doral Lincoln in Doral, FL, is the 3rd largest volume Lincoln dealership in the nation. This location paved the way for their g…
 
The American Gas Association has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and believes that natural gas utilities are well-positioned to help the Biden administration achieve the ambitious climate goals laid out by the president, though they’re not on board with some proposals floated on Capitol Hill, including the methane fee. Jasmin Melvin …
 
The greatest news in human history was announced nearly two thousand years ago, and it still rings true today. Regardless of your past or your upbringing or the sins you’ve committed, there is Someone who can change everything about your life … and your eternity. We’re introduced to this Person in Mark 1:1–15, and he is none other than Jesus Christ…
 
Jules Skotnes-Brown (University of St. Andrews) joins Merle and Lee to discuss his work on humans, animals and the environment in the context of South Africa at the turn of the 20th century. The interview begins with some background about South Africa and its disease landscape at the time. Jules covers some of the ideas the different contemporary g…
 
Germany goes to the polls on September 26 in the most open contest for years. As Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to step down, S&P Global Platts’ news and analytics experts discuss the daunting energy challenges facing her successor. The rally in natural gas prices adds uncertainty and may overshadow coalition talks that will set the framework fo…
 
Leaders in the public and private sector are faced with the possibility of more frequent and intense weather events -- winter storms, heat waves, cyclones, wildfires -- as anthropogenic climate change continues, and must decide whether they should "price in" the risk of such events in building more robust and sustainable energy infrastructure. Mich…
 
This week on the Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast, Sean V. Bradley, CSP interviews Chuck Kramer, the Chief Operating Officer of Foundation Automotive Corp. Foundation Automotive Corp has a total of 22 dealerships in the United States and Canada and will be adding another 23 stores by January 2022. About Chuck Kramer & Foundation Automotive Corp Chu…
 
The church is not simply a program or a building. It’s a spiritual family, a body of believers who share a common life and a common mission. In this message from Nehemiah 1–2, David Platt reminds McLean Bible Church of the biblical priorities of the church in order to refocus its efforts in the days ahead. Rather than focusing on divisions and dist…
 
Chris Midgley, global director of analytics at S&P Global Platts, shares his latest outlook for global oil demand heading into the third year of the pandemic and takes stock of the tension between climate ambitions and economic growth. Midgley explains why US shale drillers continue to hold back despite relatively higher oil prices, whether the US …
 
This week on the Millionaire Car Salesman Podcast, Sean V. Bradley, CSP interviews Ian Knell, the General Sales Manager at Medicine Hat Nissan in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Sean and Ian discuss the techniques on how to sell more cars that took Ian Knell from a sales associate to a General Sales Manager in six years. About Ian Knell Ian has been…
 
Few stories have captured the imagination quite like David and Goliath. Christians and non-Christians alike want to be like David. Whether it’s a sports team that’s a heavy underdog or a start-up business looking to make it big, we want to be the hero by overcoming seemingly overwhelming obstacles. But is this actually the point of the story? In th…
 
Lisa Sarasohn (Oregon State University) joins the Infectious Historians to discuss her forthcoming book on vermin since the 17th century. The interview begins with an overview of what vermin are - and how different animal species have been included or excluded throughout the years. The conversation then moves to touch upon early modern conceptions …
 
Join AML Talkshow host and RiskScreen CEO & founder, Stephen Platt and guest, Edmund McCormack, the CEO of Dchained, a crypto-based education and advisory platform, and Managing General Partner of Dchained Capital. Edmund is a tech industry veteran with 15 years of executive experience at leading organizations, such as Apple, MySpace and Teads. Ste…
 
Tariff uncertainty, high freight rates, labor issues and other dynamics have combined with supply constraints and healthy demand to elevate global aluminum premiums. And all that’s happening as the value chain -- from producers to end-users -- is grappling with decarbonization and other big-picture challenges. Hear from S&P Global Platts senior Nor…
 
The pandemic has altered everything every human on earth has ever known. Businesses shut down, millions of people lost their jobs, and it seemed that everything went into a standstill when Covid-19 plagued the planet. However, business owners found a way to maintain their presence. The world has thoroughly transitioned to relying on social media an…
 
When the church comes together for corporate worship, what is it supposed to do? Do we get to choose? Is it a free-for-all? Most importantly, does Scripture have anything to say about this? In this message from 1 Timothy 1:1–2, David Platt points us to the essential components and central characteristics of our gathered worship. As an earthly outpo…
 
As August comes to a close, Washington, DC, is ramping up again with energy issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. On the natural gas side, the commission could start answering longstanding questions about how it will evaluate pipelines and LNG facilities in the face of opposition and pressure to weigh climate change impacts. In te…
 
Kirsten Ostherr (Rice University) joins Merle and Lee to discuss the role of the humanities in the context of Covid, in particular in an applied sense. The interview begins with an overview of Kirsten’s project and a few examples of current work in the applied humanities that attempts to address Covid. Kirsten notes how her background has helped he…
 
Companies operating in Latin America have set their eyes on nascent opportunities in the region like Guyana and Brazil, as Mexico has put the liberalization of its upstream sector on hold. But the attractiveness of the 25 billion barrels of oil equivalent found in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico has not been lost because of politics. We talked with Se…
 
With a happy team in your dealership it is inevitable that your customers will be happy, yet that is not always the case. Our automotive industry is in a state of focusing on volume numbers and becoming a low priced leader because of the inventory crisis. However, this mindset of sell, sell, sell is damaging the relationships between our dealership…
 
New York has one of the most aggressive decarbonization plans in the country through its Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, which sets goals for building several gigawatts of renewable energy capacity, including offshore wind, battery storage and the transmission lines to connect those resources with urban demand centers, particularly…
 
People inside and outside the church talk about being “blessed,” but what does it truly mean to be blessed by God? To have good health? To be financially secure? To be successful in your job? To have a loving family and good friends? Based on Psalm 84, being blessed means dwelling with God and experiencing communion with him. In this message from D…
 
President Joe Biden took a strong stance against fossil fuels right away, essentially canceling the long-simmering Keystone XK Pipeline and implementing a moratorium on all new oil and gas lease sales on federal lands and waters. Since then though, his administration has refused to oppose other key crude oil pipeline projects, such as the expansion…
 
Andrew Wehrman (Central Michigan University) talks to Merle and Lee about the importance of public health, especially smallpox and inoculations, during the American Revolution. After first orienting listeners to the political situation in North America, Andrew discusses differences between public health in Britain and the colonies, along with how t…
 
The Millionaire Car Salesman Show Notes: Marketing in a dealership is just as important as having cars on the showroom floor, and it’s impossible to run your dealership without either! Professionals in marketing management are much more valuable than advertisement agencies, and much more cost efficient. Communication to a community or an audience i…
 
What happens to us after we die? Many people prefer not to think about that question, though we all have to face it at some point. Sadly, many Christians associate death with the end of our bodily existence. However, Scripture makes clear that there will be a resurrection of the body for all people. Those who do not trust in Christ will experience …
 
Representative Sean Casten, Democrat-Illinois, has not been shy in sharing his belief that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will be essential in combatting climate change and pivotal to achieving the US’ ambitious clean energy and decarbonization goals. To get the message across and garner support for legislation aimed at granting FERC grea…
 
Merle and Lee have a reflective episode. The discussion begins with disease studies in academia during the pandemic in attempt to understand to what extent has the pandemic changed the ways in which scholars in the humanities and in particular history departments work on disease. When will things change? Should we expect a paradigm shift anytime so…
 
Sustainability is currently a key theme in the world of commodities. Recycled plastics and recycled metals have garnered considerable attention given how widely plastics and metals are used in downstream consumer products including food packaging and electronics. S&P Global Platts market experts Samuel Chin, Miranda Zhang, and Eric Su explore the d…
 
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