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68 minutes | 2 months ago
Asia Pacific Today, Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Just how has the China Trade War impacted Queensland's wine industry? China's trade war with Australia is affecting a growing number of industries. China has imposed tariffs on Australian wine imports ranging from 107% to 212%. We catch up with Andrew Corrigan, President of the Queensland Wine Industry Association.California is no stranger to disasters, such as persistent droughts and wildfires that's devastated the land. Just how will decreasing rainfall, rising populations and a vibrant agricultural industry affect California's water supply. Dr Jeffrey Mount from the Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center will join us to discuss this and the similarities between California and Australia.Plus the latest on the US Elections, with Nevada's leading Democrat Kirk Clyatt. Please have a safe and a wonderful Christmas.
65 minutes | 2 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. Friday, December 18, 2020
A Catastrophic bushfire burnt more than half of Queensland's Fraser Island. Water bombing did not commence until a month after the fire started. Today We're joined by Cr George Seymour, Mayor of the Fraser Coast Regional Council for an update on the fire and damage to this World Heritage Listed island.Cybersecurity is a hot issue in the US and globally. Businesses, small or large are targeted by often state sponsored cyber criminals, and the cost of protection can be huge. Blake Christian CPA joins us to discuss what small businesses should do.Blake, a national Top 25 OZ influencer, is a tax partner at HCVT LLP in Long Beach, California, and Park City, Utah.Blake has over 35 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, publicly traded corporations, as well as closely held owner-managed businesses. He has specialized in federal, state and local tax incentive programs, and is leading the firm’s efforts in providing tax consulting services for Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs). Blake's industry experience is broad and includes manufacturing and distribution, service companies, restaurant, shipping and transportation, energy and health care.Mike Young, Professor Emeritus, Energy, Water and Environmental Policy from the Centre for Global Food and Resources, University of Adelaide believes Australia has lost its way on Water Policy.Professor Young holds a Research Chair in Water, Energy and Environmental Policy at the University of Adelaide and is the Founding Executive Director of its Environment Institute. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. He is an Honorary Professor at the University College London and a Research Fellow with Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.Mike Young is a member of the Global Water Partnership’s Technical Committee and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security. He has won many awards including the Land and Water Australia Eureka Award for Water Research. His full curriculum vitae lists over 240 publications and he sits on numerous editorial boards. He holds degrees in economics and agricultural science.
15 minutes | 2 months ago
THE GLOBAL RESET WITH SENATOR MALCOLM ROBERTS
What will a Biden Presidency bring in terms of climate change policy and the Global Reset? We catch up with SENATOR MALCOLM ROBERTS from One Nation and what he tells us will surprise you.Malcolm Roberts was elected to the Parliament of Australia as a Queensland Senator in 2016 and again in 2019, representing Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. Early in his career, Malcolm worked and travelled widely across America and Canada and in Australia, rose quickly through management ranks to take leadership roles in coal processing plants and the operational development of Australia’s largest and most complex underground coal project.Senator Roberts has a strong interest in economics and climate change and believes in the critical importance of individual initiative and responsibility for building strong economic, social and community structures. Malcolm Roberts has an engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
41 minutes | 2 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. Friday, December 11, 2020
MUCH OF CALIFORNIA UNDER LOCKDOWN. BLAKE CHRISTIAN HAS MORE. AND POLITICS WITH KIRK CLYATTSouthern California, the San Francisco Bay area and the Central Valley have been placed under a sweeping new lockdown. The new measures, which include the closures of all bars, hair salons, barbershops, casinos, and indoor and outdoor playgrounds, will remain in place for at least three weeks. We discuss the lockdowns with Blake Christian. Blake, a national Top 25 OZ influencer, is a tax partner at HCVT LLP in Long Beach, California, and Park City, Utah.Blake has over 35 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, publicly traded corporations, as well as closely held owner-managed businesses. He has specialized in federal, state and local tax incentive programs, and is leading the firm’s efforts in providing tax consulting services for Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs). Blake's industry experience is broad and includes manufacturing and distribution, service companies, restaurant, shipping and transportation, energy and health care.And Kirk Clyatt has the roundup of Politics and the ongoing Presidential elections and the ensuing legal wrangles. From a democrat point of view.
22 minutes | 3 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY & The Narrative. This week our guest is Paul Dimattina.
THE NARRATIVE is an issues-oriented show that discusses and at times exposes controversial issues of the day. Today on THE NARRATIVE we talk to AFL great and Melbourne Businessman Paul Dimattina.Paul is a prominent Melbourne restaurateur, and strong critic of Premier Dan Andrew's Covid-19 shutdowns which shattered Melbourne's hospitality industry.The son of former Richmond rover Frank Dimattina, Paul Dimattina played for Richmond at Under 19 level as a 16 year in 1991 and was drafted by them with the final selection in the 1991 AFL draft. He played reserves football for them in 1992 but did not play an AFL game for Richmond. During 1993 and 1994 he played for Victorian Football Association (VFA) team Sandringham, as well as some games for the Carlton and Essendon reserves teams. Drafted by the Footscray Football Club (later Western Bulldogs) with the 26th selection in the 1995 Pre-season draft, Dimattina made his AFL debut late in the 1995 season.Paul was a high possession winner for the Bulldogs throughout his career. He played 131 games for the Bulldogs until he was delisted at the end of the 2003 season.In 2005, Paul Dimattina moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland, where he played with the Southport Sharks. He scored six goals and best afield in the Queensland State League Grand Final before retiring from the Sharks and returning to Melbourne.Following his football career, Paul Dimattina became involved in the hospitality industry. He and his family have owned and and run many restaurants and are involved in the coffee business - Dimattina's and Il Gambiro restaurants in Lygon Street, Carlton, Society Restaurant in Melbourne City, the Blue Train cafe at Southgate in Southbank as well as two restaurants on the Gold Coast, Queensland. ASIA PACIFIC TODAY.The Narrative. Saturday, December 5, 2020.
50 minutes | 3 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. December 4, 2020
MARC MORANO & THE GLOBAL WARMING SCAM, PAUL DIMATTINA ATTACKS DAN ANDREWS, USA POLITICS WITH KIRK CLYATTMarc Morano of CFACT talks to Mike Ryan about his new movie - Climate Hustle 2, further exposing the great scam surrounding Global Warming, a new Climate Monarchy and the dreaded Global Reset. Marc Morano, the award-winning producer, writer and host of Climate Hustle and Executive Producer of recently released Climate Hustle 2, is one of the highest profile voices of climate realism. He is the author of 2018 best-selling book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change. Marc currently serves as Director of Communications for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT) founded to promote an alternative voice on issues of environment and development.Marc, who has spent years researching climate change, environmental, and energy issues, held both White House and Capitol Hill Press credentials and was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. During his tenure as senior advisor, speechwriter, and climate researcher for U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), he managed the communication operations of the GOP side of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.From 1992 to 1996, Marc served as a reporter for the nationally syndicated “Rush Limbaugh, the Television Show.” He next served as an investigative reporter for Cybercast News Service and as a reporter and producer for the nationally syndicated television newsmagazine “American Investigator.” In 2000, his investigative television documentary “Amazon Rainforest: Clear-Cutting the Myths” created an international firestorm. Marc is the publisher of the award-winning ClimateDepot.com, a global warming and eco-news center founded in 2009. Morano was named one of only five “criminals against humanity, against planet Earth itself” in 2009 by the eco-magazine Grist. (The other five criminals were Bjorn Lomborg, Richard Lindzen, Sen. James Inhofe and former President George W. Bush.) Newsweek declared Morano “is quickly becoming King of the skeptics!” in December 2009. Newsweek called Climate Depot the “most popular denial site.” Tina Brown's Daily Beast also recognized Morano as one of the “The Right's Top 25 Journalists” who serves as a “bombastic foe of the Greens.” The Daily Beast described Climate Depot as “a bustling, one-stop-shop for climate skeptics.”Also, on the show, we preview an interview with Paul Dimattina, prominent Melbourne restauranteur, and strong critic of Premier Dan Andrew's Covid-19 shutdowns which shattered Melbourne's hospitality industry. Paul’s extended interview will air on Weekend Edition of THE NARRATIVE on ASIA PACIFIC TODAY.And Veteran Broadcaster and resident of the Silver State, Kirk Clyatt gives his take on the unfinished business of the 2020 Presidential Election and Joe Biden's likely stance on China and other matters.
52 minutes | 3 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. Wednesday, December 2, 2020
SEN. MALCOLM ROBERTS, DR MANOJ JOSHI & BLAKE CHRISTIAN DISCUSS BIDEN POLICIES & THE GLOBAL RESET.What will a Biden Presidency bring in terms of climate change policy and the Global Reset? We catch up with SENATOR MALCOLM ROBERTS from One Nation and what he tells us will surprise you. Malcolm Roberts was elected to the Parliament of Australia as a Queensland Senator in 2016 and again in 2019, representing Pauline Hanson’s One Nation. Early in his career, Malcolm worked and travelled widely across America and Canada and in Australia, rose quickly through management ranks to take leadership roles in coal processing plants and the operational development of Australia’s largest and most complex underground coal project. Senator Roberts has a strong interest in economics and climate change and believes in the critical importance of individual initiative and responsibility for building strong economic, social and community structures. Malcolm Roberts has an engineering degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago.Biden for President? Maybe. Trump continues as President. Well, that's up to the courts. Blake Christian says the Georgia Runoffs for the final two senate seats will be critical for both parties and the nation. Blake Christian is a Tax Partner with Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt (HCVT), a highly specialized firm focusing on specific industries and market niches. Blake has over 35 years of experience in providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, publicly traded corporations and closely held owner-managed businesses. Throughout his career, Blake has specialized in federal, state, and local tax incentive programs.And we're joined by Dr Manoj Joshi, a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in New Dehli. Dr Joshi recently wrote about Biden’s China Policy and direction it may take. Dr Manoj Joshi has been a journalist specialising on national and international politics and a commentator and columnist on these issues. As a reporter, he has written extensively on issues relating to Siachen, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka and terrorism in Kashmir and Punjab. He has been the political editor of The Times of India, Editor, Hindustan Times, Defence Editor of India Today, National Affairs Editor of Mail Today, the Washington Correspondent of The Financial Express and a Special Correspondent of The Hindu in a long career as a journalist. Dr Joshi was an Academic Fellow of the American Studies Research Centre, Hyderabad and a member of the Indian National Security Council’s Advisory Board. He is a graduate from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University and earned a Ph.D. from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University.ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. Wednesday, December 2, 2020
49 minutes | 3 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. November 27, 2020
NYC RESTAURATEUR BLASTS GOV CUOMO. REPORT SAYS TRUMP CHANGED THE WORLD. KIRK CLYATT ELECTION UPDATE.New York Restaurant owner Tyler Hollinger speaks out on Governor Cuomo's crazy Covid restrictions.Tyler is an OWNER and EVENT PRODUCER for NYC’s only Farm to Bar Cocktail establishment FESTIVAL, which opened restaurant opened during the Covid19 panic event. Tyler is the owner and creative director of Highlife Productions, a creative event production and experiential marketing agency based in NYC. Tyler is also an actor, comedian, and filmmaker.There's a new report from Think Tank, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) called How Donald Trump Changed the World. We talk with the editor Professor Harsh V Pant.Professor Harsh V Pant is Director and Head of the Strategic Studies Programme at Observer Research Foundation ORF, New Delhi. He holds a joint appointment with the Department of Defence Studies and King's India Institute as Professor of International Relations at King’s College London. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow with the Wadhwani Chair in US-India Policy Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC. Professor Pant's current research is focused on Asian security issues and writes regularly for various Indian and international media outlets including the Japan Times, the Wall Street Journal, the National (UAE), the Hindustan Times, and the Telegraph. ORF, an Independent Think Tank, bring new ideas into the policy discourse and provide a platform to a new generation of thinkers. It is supported in its mission by leading intellectuals, academicians, policymakers, business leaders, institutions and civil society actors.Kirk Clyatt, Veteran Broadcaster and resident of the Silver State, Nevada gives us his thoughts on the US Presidential election.ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. November 27, 2020.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. November 26, 2020
BLAKE CHRISTIAN & AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS HITTING CALIFORNIA HOSPITALITY.Anyone who has visited California has also been to Santa Monica and the slightly wacky world of Venice. Venice is a favourite of locals and visitors alike. That might change if political forces succeed in transforming Venice into a designated homeless hub. Blake Christian joins us to discuss that and affordable housing options.Also with Thanksgiving upon us, most Californian restaurants are finding it hard to be thankful for much at all. John Sangmeister from Gladstone's Long Beach talks about the impact of Covid19 restrictions on his industry.In another story, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has vowed to defend the island's sovereignty with the construction of a new fleet of domestically developed submarines, a key project supported by the United States to counter neighbouring China.ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. November 26, 2020
32 minutes | 3 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. Friday, November 20, 2020.
Blake Christian from Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt provides an update on recent US economic data and what it tells us about the economy.Kirk Clyatt on Trump v Biden or the new mini series otherwise know as the US Presidential Election. Apparently the ending hasn't yet been written..In other reports, Australia's most senior military official said there is credible evidence that some Australian military personnel allegedly killed 39 prisoners, farmers or other civilians in Afghanistan. Hyundai Motor faces a class-action suit over fires in its Kona EVs, according to lawyers involved, and it's just the latest in a string of incidents involving battery-powered vehicles worldwide.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
The Narrative.Dr. Jay Richards, author of The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe.
THE NARRATIVE is an issues-oriented show that discusses, debates and at times exposes controversies and hot issues of the day. Today on THE NARRATIVE we talk to author of a new book, The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe.Dr Jay Richards, along with biologist Douglas Axe and statistician William Briggs made a comprehensive assessment of the worst panic-induced disaster in history and concluded that the human cost of the emergency response to COVID-19 far outweigh the benefits.For the first time in history, the world shut itself down—by choice—all for fear of a virus, COVID-19. Government mandated closure of schools and tens of thousands of small businesses, cancelled Churches services and many other restrictions were imposed overnight.Dr Richards explains how the authors took a deep dive into the crucial questions to consider : What will be the total cost in lives, dollars, and livelihoods of this response from governments, relying on advice from Science? What role have national and global health organizations such as WHO played in this? To whom are they accountable? What evidence do they have for sounding the alarm? How did science bureaucrats, relying on murky data and speculative computer models, gain the power to shut down the global economy? How did politicians, who know nothing of the science, decide whom to trust? Relentlessly focused on what we know and don’t know about the coronavirus, the authors reveal what real experts can contribute when a pandemic strikes; what we need to know; what and how it happened, and how to keep it from ever happening again.Dr Jay Richards is the author of many books including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012). He is also the author of Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award. Dr Richards is a Research Assistant Professor in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute. Dr Richards’ articles and essays have been published in The Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Washington Post, Forbes and a wide variety of other publications. His topics range from culture, economics, and public policy to natural science, technology, and the environment.He is also creator and executive producer of several documentaries and is an experienced lecturer and public speaker, appearing on several hundred radio and television programs, including Larry King Live (CNN), Huckabee, Dayside, Fox and Friends, Studio B with Shepard Smith (Fox News), Glenn Beck TV and many others. In January 2008, his debate with the late Christopher Hitchens at Stanford University was broadcast live to several hundred North American churches. His doctorate in philosophy and theology is from Princeton Theological Seminary. He also has an M.Div. (Master of Divinity), a Th.M. (Master of Theology), and a B.A. with majors in Political Science and Religion.ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. The Narrative. Monday, NOVEMBER 16, 2020
43 minutes | 3 months ago
WHO'S WHO SPEAKS AND MARC JORDAN, AMERICAN-BORN CANADIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, MUSICIAN AND ACTOR.
Asia Pacific Today & Who’s Who Speaks showcases special guests from music, cinema, visual arts, literature and performance. Marc Jordan, American-born Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, session musician, and actor features on Who's Who Speaks.Marc was born in Brooklyn, NY, son of singer Charles Jordan, and grew up in Toronto, Canada. Jordan’s music career really took off in 1978 when he was signed to Warner Music in Los Angeles and began writing songs for and with the likes of Diana Ross, Chicago, Kansas, Manhattan Transfer, Kenny Loggins, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Olivia Newton John, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, Josh Groban, Cher and Rod Stewart, including the world wide #1 hit “Rhythm of My Heart.” Jordan has won numerous ASCAP, JUNO, SOCAN and Smooth Jazz awards over the years.His songs have been on 35 million CDs and he has recorded 16 albums of his own material. In his forty plus year career he has been a hit solo artist (‘Marina Del Rey’, ‘Survival’), a sought-after songwriter, and in the last decade, he took up a paintbrush and became an amazing visual artist.With his most recent album release of Both Sides in April 2019, Jordan finally explored his love of the great American songbook by recording some of his favorite hits from the mid 20th century. Carefully crafted and recorded with the Prague Symphony, Jordan put his own modern spin on classics like “The Nearness of You” and “What Are You Doing For the Rest of Your Life”, along with Joni Mitchel's “Both Sides Now” and Lou Reid’s masterpiece “Walk on the Wild Side”. Regarding the album, Jeff Moses of WJMX Smooth Jazz Boston Global Radio praised, “Smooth vocals above perfect covers. Wow! This is a world-class masterpiece album.”Currently, Marc Jordan and his wife Amy Sky are spending more time writing and recording in Nashville, TN and plan to release a new album in 2020. Trends come and go, but for an artist of Marc’s breadth, marrying his talent with inspiration has never been an issue. There’s always been a project in the headlights for Jordan, ”My passion for music and for songwriting is deeper and more profound now than ever before in my life. And so, I go to my studio, put my headphones on every day, seven days a week, and I write.”
43 minutes | 3 months ago
ASIA PACIFIC TODAY. Thursday November 12, 2020.
Today we talk to Blake Christian CPA and Kirk Clyatt on the US Presidential election. We also ask is Hong Kong finished and report on Alibaba's latest Magic Trick.OMG describes the US Presidential election in three letters, Excluding Big Corporates, Big Tech and Wall Street, are there any concerns of Business of a Joe Biden win? Biden's Economic, Trade and Foreign policies are all in the spotlight. Blake Christian from Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt joins us to discuss this and other OMG moments of the past week and a bit.Kirk Clyatt shares his views and the state of play in that great game of "World Championship Presidential Wrestling".In other reports; Hong Kong's Pro-democracy Opposition lawmakers will resign in protest against the dismissal of four of their colleagues from the city assembly, after Beijing gave local authorities new powers to further curb dissent China's Alibaba raked in $74 billion in sales for its closely-watched Singles' Day shopping extravaganza, which has become the world's biggest sales event, topping even Black Friday and Cyber Monday in the United States.
53 minutes | 4 months ago
BNAP TODAY. Thursday, October 29, 2020
BLAKE CHRISTIAN CPA ON SMALL BUSINESS TAX AND BOB KATTER MP ON NORTH QLD, POLITICS & WATER INFRASTRUCTURE.Blake Christian from Holthouse Carlin and Van Trigt joins us to talk about small business taxation and effective Business structures. Blake Christian is a Tax Partner with Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt (HCVT), a highly specialized firm focusing on specific industries and market niches. Blake has over 35 years of experience in providing tax consulting and compliance services to clients that include multinational, publicly traded corporations and closely held owner-managed businesses. Throughout his career, Blake has specialized in federal, state, and local tax incentive programs. Blake is a well-known expert on US Opportunity Zones, an investment program created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.Federal member of Parliament Bob Katter has strong views on most things and chats to Mike Ryan about Politics, The Bush, Water, The Bradfield Scheme and funny things like tree climbing cattle. Katter’s Australian Party founder and Federal Member for Kennedy, Hon. Bob Katter, is Australia’s second-longest serving Member of Parliament. Bob Katter has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1993. He was a member of the National Party until 2001, when he left to sit as an independent. Bob formed his own party, Katter's Australian Party in 2011 and has been elected twice for his own party. Bob Katter was born in Cloncurry, Queensland. His father, Bob Katter Sr., was also a politician. Bob Katter was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly at the 1974 state election, representing the seat of Flinders. He was elevated to cabinet in 1983, under Joh Bjelke-Petersen, and served as a government minister until the National Party's defeat at the 1989 state election. Bob Katter left state politics in 1992, and the following year was elected to federal parliament standing in the Division of Kennedy (his father's old seat). Bob's son, Robbie Katter, is a state MP in Queensland, the third generation of the family to serve in parliament.BNAP TODAY. Thursday, October 29, 2020
71 minutes | 4 months ago
BNAP TODAY. Friday, October 23, 2020
Mainstream Media, which is mainly The Left, can't handle the truth (thanks Jack for that).Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the 28th Prime Minister of Australia from 2013 to 2015, was hounded out of office by vindictive and petulant mainstream media, who campaigned vigorously and viciously to get rid of him. They succeeded.And the same is happening to President Donald Trump, the 45th and current president of the United States. Like a good advertising campaign, relentless and obscene by the mainstream media who are mainly The Left, they too are doing their best to bring down a President any way they can.Truth has no place in Mainstream media today. Hysteria, lies, stupidity and bullying does.Seamus Bruner tells the truth. Lately when you hear these countries mentioned, Russia & Ukraine, you think of Joe Biden and Hunter Biden. Co-author of Fallout, Seamus Bruner joins us shortly to discuss the book and the Biden Family Corruption.Also Queensland is a week away before the State election. Pauline Hanson joins us with her take on this all important election.And Kirk Clyatt has his weekly roundup of the looming Presidential elections.
50 minutes | 4 months ago
BNAP TODAY. Friday, October 16, 2020
Andrew Rigie talks about NYC Hospitality Industry, Sanjeev Sabhlok attacks Government management of Covid19 and Kirk Clyatt gives an update on the US Election on BNAP TODAY.New York City is the Hospitality capital of the world. Andrew Rigie, Executive Director of the New York City Hospitality Alliance has some ideas on how to save the industry reeling from Covid19 shutdowns. Andrew heads up an association representing restaurants and nightlife venues throughout the five boroughs of New York. Andrew was born into the hospitality business, working at his family’s third generation bakery in Queens, NY. He later “got his apron dirty” by working multiple positions within the industry before joining the New York State Restaurant Association in 2004. In 2009, Andrew took the helm of the 80+ year old Association's New York City operations as its Executive Vice President. He became the founding Executive Director who launched the independent New York City Hospitality Alliance in 2012. Since then, The Alliance has grown into a premier organization delivering information, education, services and representing thousands of restaurants and nightlife venues in the halls of government and in the media. In addition to his executive duties, Andrew serves on multiple advisory boards. He is Chair of New York City’s Office of Nightlife Advisory Board and Vice Chair of Community Board 7 (Manhattan). He is a vocal industry advocate, public speaker, frequent panellist and moderator, host of Hospitality & Politics podcast, Forbes and Total Food Service News contributing author and commentator on local, national and international media platforms. City & State listed Andrew on their 40 Under 40 list of “Rising Stars: Next Generation of Political Leaders, as did Hunter College with their Stars in NYC Food Policy recognition." Andrew is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan.In Australia, Victoria has a Government lurching from one crisis to another. How do we fix things if the same people are in charge? Sanjeev Sabhlok says sack the Mathematical Epidemiologists and return to the plan that's already in place. Since March 2001, Sanjeev held roles in the Victorian Government and more recently as an economist in the Department of Treasury and Finance. Sanjeev resigned from his Treasury role on 10 September 2020 to protest the “outrageous violations of liberty and good policy by the Daniel Andrews government.” Before settling in Australia, Sanjeev held senior roles in the Indian Administrative Service. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Southern California.Veteran broadcaster Kirk Clyatt has the latest on the Presidential Election and what the polls are saying nationally and in the important swing states. Plus, Donald Trump has the right moves...on stage.
36 minutes | 4 months ago
BNAP TODAY. Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Mike Hruby New Jobs for Massachusetts & John Blackburn, Institute for Integrated Economic Research IIER Australia talk about poor Government Policymaking and Laws hampering economic and employment growth in the USA and Australia.Biden/Harris will support the Unions. How will a Biden Administration impact business and jobs growth in the United States and the prospects for some 57 million independent contractors? Mike Hruby is President of New Jobs for Massachusetts which has been focused on removing the barriers in law to rapid job growth. New Jobs for Massachusetts supports job growth in all forms, from teen employment, to regular employment, to self-employment, to entrepreneurship and work during retirement. Mike Hruby explains how independent contractors and the self-employed are severely disadvantaged by some of the laws pushed by unions.We catch up with John Blackburn AO Chairman of the Institute for Integrated Economic Research - Australia and discuss the challenging state of politics and governance. John Blackburn is a consultant in the field of Defence and National Security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, the Institute For Regional Security, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation and the Australian Institute of Energy. John has extensive experience across the fields of strategy, policy, planning, operational command, capability development and material acquisition.
76 minutes | 5 months ago
BNAP TODAY, October 8, 2020
Joe Bourdow reports that Franchising has taken a hit from Covid19 and Kirk Clyatt covers US Politics. We talk to Blake Christian CPA & Tax Partner, Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt on Joe Biden’s tax plans underpinning the Green New Deal and Senator Malcolm Roberts, Senator for Queensland from Pauline Hanson's One Nation.International Franchise Association released a detailed impact study prepared by FranData which shows that Franchising has been impacted greatly because of COVID-19. Mike Ryan caught up with Franchise Veteran Joe Bourdow, Managing Partner, Premier Franchise Advisors.Who do you think appears weaker now of the two candidates following Trump’s diagnosis and recovery – Trump or Biden? Kirk Clyatt shares his thoughts as he walks the Streets of Philadelphia.In America, Small businesses struggle to stay afloat as financial relief from Congress stalls. Over 8 million restaurant jobs have been lost or furloughed, $165 billion lost in restaurant sales and about 100,000 restaurants are closed due to the effects of the pandemic. CNBC's Kate Rodgers reports.Joe Biden wants the U.S. to achieve a 100% clean energy economy and net-zero emissions no later than 2050. The Biden plan is a US$2 trillion proposal that is narrower and less aggressive than the far-reaching Green New Deal and funded by tax increases and dismantling of Trump Administration tax reductions. Blake Christian, Taxation expert believes Biden's Tax Policy makes no sense.The Australian Government says Gas will help re establish a strong economy as part of the Government’s JobMaker plan, making energy affordable for families and businesses and supporting jobs as part of Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 recession. Senator Malcolm Roberts from Pauline Hanson's One Nation tell us what he thinks about the Plan and creeping socialism in Australia.
32 minutes | 5 months ago
BNAP TODAY, September 29, 2020.
John-Paul Langbroek MP & Queensland Elections and Blake Christian, CPA & Partner, Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt on the right choice for your CPA.The Queensland State election will be held on October 31, 2020. Mike Ryan chats with John-Paul Langbroek about the outlook for Queensland and which Party has the Treats and which has the Tricks?John Paul Langbroek was elected as the Member for Surfers Paradise in 2004, and currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing, Multicultural Affairs and the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games' Candidature for the Liberal National Party in Queensland. John-Paul Langbroek served in a previous LNP Government as Education Minister.Mike Ryan talks to Blake Christian, CPA and Tax Expert on media revelations of President Trump's personal tax payments, what makes a good CPA and why all businesses need one.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
BNAP TODAY, September 24, 2020.
Economist Dr Sanjeev Sabhlok protests on Victorian Government Covid-19 policies & Kirk Clyatt brings us news and political updates from Las Vegas.Dr Sanjeev Sabhlok resigned as Senior Manager, Economic Strategy, Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance on 10 September 2020 to protest the “outrageous violations of liberty and good policy by the Daniel Andrews government.”Before settling in Australia, Dr Sabhlok held senior roles in the Indian Administrative Service and holds PhD and Masters degrees in Economics from the University of Southern California. Dr Sabhlok talks to Mike Ryan.Biden for President or Trump wins again? What about Nancy Pelosi for President? Unlikely, but a possibility. Kirk Clyatt, Veteran Broadcaster and our Man in Las Vegas has more.To see the show go to: https://youtu.be/4fr49BEph2M
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