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    We are a Fly Fishing Academy | INDIE ALASKA
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    We are a Fly Fishing Academy | INDIE ALASKA

    November 19, 2019

    Alaska is not always easy to access so
    you can still get a feeling of being the first person to place your foot on that
    piece of tundra or the first person to cradle that fish in your hand. That’s
    really what the sport fishing industry is about, giving people a taste of
    something that they can’t have full time. I’m Nancy Morris Lyon and I’m the lead
    instructor for the Bristol Bay Fly Fishing and Guide Academy. I’m gonna put up
    assignments for tomorrow. This Academy takes local young adults
    who are interested in getting into the sport fishing industry in some form and
    allows them to have a week experience learning how to fly fish, tie flies, cast
    a fly line, as well as learn customer service skills and conservation skills
    and basically the mentality that surrounds the sport fishing industry. If it
    applies to fly-fishing they learn it. If you need any dry flies, mice patterns,
    leeches, smolts. Then we let them put what they’ve got to work. So client day is
    essentially the final exam of the guide Academy. So all week we’ve been teaching
    them how to fly fish, we’ve taught them about customer service,
    safety and today they’ll put all those new skills to the test and they’ll be
    expected to guide a member of the community that they’ve never met before
    for a safe and fun day out on the water. It’s a good day out, we’re gonna be
    catching some rainbows. It’s all free to the students, yep it is, and it’s well
    paid off the minute I see one of them out on the river fishing while I’m out there guiding
    during the summer it’s awesome. They are absolutely uniquely qualified to be the
    next generation of guides. They were born and raised here, they know the stories
    from their ancestors, they can tell you why the caribou migrate, where they
    migrate, when they migrate. When the seals are going to be coming through.
    Those are all things that take a lifetime of living here to learn and,
    you know, when you have guides coming from the lower 48 even though they’re
    marvelous and very knowledgeable about fly fishing, they have a whole lot to
    learn about the area. The thing is I never had that idea of becoming a
    fly fishing guide when I was a child. You know, I grew up commercial fishing, I
    mean everyone commercial fishes and it’s not it’s not even a question. So once I
    was introduced to the Academy it kind of created that dream of, oh, you know
    there’s something different, you know, this is awesome! I want to come out here
    and be able to fish every day with new people. So now that it’s actually
    happening it’s incredible. Yeah after I came here, I fell in love with fishing
    and everything that goes into a lodge like the management, hospitality,
    everything like that. I wouldn’t want to be in an office or anything. Being
    one of the three girls in the Academy, it was kind of cool because you
    could just try to keep up with the boys too and it wasn’t that hard. Learning
    that I get to fly out to all these remote places in a place I love and being able
    to help people catch trophy fish that a lot of people in the world don’t get to
    do is just something I find amazing. This class, this particular one, the 10th
    anniversary class is just an example of how incredibly well trained these guys
    are. These are remarkable young people. At first I just wanted everybody to share
    my passion for the sport, but then I realized very very quickly what I was
    actually teaching the kids and the knowledge I was giving them was giving
    them multiple opportunities in an industry that’s growing everywhere in
    the world. I would say there’s another element that
    is important as well and it’s the cultural shift that has occurred to
    allow or embrace the notion of catch and release fishing. Catch and release
    fishing was a concept that was foreign to people as little as two
    generations ago. I mean, but it was an incredibly courageous move on the part
    of some of the leaders to recognize that and bless it, and say it’s okay. And the caveat that they placed upon us and the challenge they laid down for the
    instructors and the students is to make sure we do it right.
    Fly fishing guides have been the ones to really lead conservation movements.
    Bristol Bay’s is going to have a lot of tough management choices both when it
    comes to habitat and fish and, you know, I think the more we can have these kids
    thinking creatively and thinking about how to solve problems together, that’s
    going to be best for the future of Bristol Bay. I love doing it here because
    this is my home water. Obviously the Naknek River is my home River, and it
    gives me the opportunity to share it with the kids. I don’t know I fell in
    love with it and I learned why everyone’s so passionate about it. You
    know, over the past couple of years I’ve worked with people from Washington,
    from just places down south and you know, they come up here and, you know,
    catching 12 grayling a day, a couple rainbows is pretty normal
    over in Dillingham, and they’re like ‘how many fish do you catch?!’ ‘What?!’ and they’re looking at all the salmon. I’m like oh yeah, it’s a really special place, you
    know? Alaska to me has always been
    the stuff that’s off the road system and how those communities are sustained and what diverse opportunities they have, we need to make the most of what is
    available, and certainly entry into the sport fishery is one of them. In my mind
    that keeps it here, you know, it helps the economy here and it helps sustain the
    people here. And you’ve got to consider what Alaska would be… if we didn’t have
    rural villages, Alaska wouldn’t be Alaska

    All About Kim Jong-un – Supreme Leader of North Korea – 김정은
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    All About Kim Jong-un – Supreme Leader of North Korea – 김정은

    August 13, 2019

    Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event
    of the week. Each week our staff of educators tries to introduce you to a person of interest
    in the financial world. This could be a person in government or banking or an important investors
    or trader, on just someone making the financial headlines in recent days.
    Much of the early life of Kim Jong-un is unknown to Western media. Presumably born in North
    Korea, Kim Jong-un is the son of Ko Young-hee, an opera singer, and Kim Jong-il, who was
    the military-oriented leader of the country for over a decade until his death in 2011.
    Kim Jong-un has continued the country’s nuclear testing and what is believed to be
    the development of missile technology despite international disapproval. He has pledged
    to focus on educational and economic reforms and is more mediagenic in his approach to
    leadership than his father. In the summer of 2012, it was revealed that
    Kim had taken a wife, Ri Sol-ju. While the couple’s exact wedding date is unknown, one
    source reported it as 2009. It has also been speculated that the couple have a child.
    North Korea’s controversial supreme leader Kim Jong-un has an estimated $5 billion at
    his disposal, according to the Huffington Post. The UN says this money should be spent
    on raising standards in this impoverished country and on its people but much of it isn’t.
    He reportedly spends an average $30 million each year on importing liquors into the country
    for his elite circles. His favorites are whisky and cognac, but not just any brands. He prefers
    the more expensive kinds such as Hennessy which can cost up to $2,145 for the best bottle.
    Kim spares no expense when it comes to his diet. He’s been known to order in top quality
    pork from Denmark, caviar delivered from Iran, Chinese melon and steaks of Kobe beef, a Japanese
    delicacy. While the exact figure he spends on feeding himself and his inner circle the
    best cuisine in the world is not known, the sum is estimated to be in the millions.
    Most people will only ever dream of owning a yacht, but Kim Jong-un is the proud owner
    of a 200-foot yacht that was described by his friend Dennis Rodman as a “cross between
    a ferry and Disney boat”. The top-of-the-line Princess yacht is kitted out with a Fendi
    interior and is valued at a cool $8 million. The Telegraph reports that the textbooks taught
    in North Korean schools apparently claim that Kim was a child prodigy who learned how to
    drive at the tender age of three. What is true is that he has quite an impressive garage.
    It’s been reported that he owns up to 100 cars after beginning to collect them at a
    very young age. His favorite brand is Mercedes-Benz. Kim recently gave an inside glimpse at his
    newly re-vamped private jet aptly named Air Force Un – a reference to the United States’
    Presidential aircraft, Air Force One. Having added luxurious touches like crystal ash trays
    and leather couches, the new look is a lot more lavish than the plane’s previously
    clinical interior and is likely to have cost him around $1.5 million.