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Fresh update on "asia" discussed on Balance of Nature with Dr. Douglas Howard
"Is extended. The only country siding with the U. S and the Security Council vote was the Dominican Republic. The vote was two for two against with 11 abstentions. Japan marking the 75th anniversary of its surrender in World War two with Emperor Nero Ito, expressing quote deep remorse for his country's wartime hostilities. Prime minister Rubbish. Enzo, however, did not apologize. Work knowledge Japanese war time atrocities in Asia And elsewhere. A heat wave in the West and Southwest, where temperatures in the triple digits are making for some very uncomfortable outdoor living. High pressure some that's been park Over the area, and we'll pretty much stay parked over the area, at least in the middle of next week. National Weather Service is Bianca Peel Kercher the temperatures in California to at least 107 up in the Sacramento area. Russian President Vladimir Putin's agreeing to provide protest in Gulf Belarus with security assistance to counter protests if the country requests it. The president of Belarus, said after more people took to the streets, asking him to resign. He called Putin Alexander Lukashenko making the comment..
818 million children lack hand washing facilities at school
"Children in America returned to school this fall. Millions and other parts of the world put themselves at risk because of an inability to wash their hands. The World Health Organization and UNICEF are both warning that more than 800 million Children are not able to adequately wash their hands at school. Most of those Children living in Northern Africa and Western Asia. That means it may be even harder to protect Children from the corona virus in those countries. So and UNICEF have launched the global initiative hand Hygiene for all which aims to scale up hand hygiene in response to co 19
Coronavirus relief bill negotiations won't be resolved until after Labor Day
"Counting on emergency Karina Varietal may have to wait until the full. U. S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell announce Congress will break until after Labor Day The members will remain on 24 hour notice. In case of coronavirus stimulus deal is reached. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying that when Republican negotiators are ready to meet in the middle Democrats will restart negotiations.
Mexico seizes nearly 500 pounds of fentanyl from Spain
"Mexican customs authorities say they have seized almost £500 of a chemical used to make the synthetic opioid fender nil at a cargo terminal at the Mexico City airport. The six plastic drums of fentanyl precursor came on a flight from Spain. An unusual source for the drug suggested Mexican traffickers, maybe having AH, harder time getting fentanyl and its precursors from the usual suppliers in Asia.
75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing
"After the end of World War, two. More than a 1,000,000 Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia or the legacy of Japanese aggression. Still a hampers recovery efforts. The missing Japanese make up about 1/2 of the 2.4 million soldiers who died overseas during Japan's military rampage across Asia in the early 20th century. The anniversary marking the end of the Pacific War arrived Saturday. There's Little hope those remains will ever be recovered, let alone identified and returned to family members. Salt
For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight
"Americans counting on emergency Corona virus aid from Washington may have to wait until fall negotiations over a new Corona virus aid package of all but ended with Democrats and Republicans, each accusing the other side of failing to
Avoiding the Next Pandemic
"Hi It's filled with you. Thanks for tuning in from wherever you get your favorite pod. Now, Phil Corona Virus and has what we've come to learn zoonotic origins. Am I not correct? Correct. Okay. So that's essentially a disease or infection that he's naturally transmissible from animals to humans. So in this episode as mentioned, we'll touch on the dog and cat. Mate, Chiding Southeast Asia and the risks to public hills, and we'll also chat with the CO founder of a business helping companies create experiences for tribal is that a more responsible and sustainable when it comes to animals in communities? We're all for that outweighed every day in Cambodia Indonesia and Vietnam pet dogs and cats US stolen which played. Take the slaughterhouses and Marcus where that killed international charity. Full pools says the dog and cat make trade consists of similar practices that have led to the likely covid nineteen from that market in China and Saas from the similar live market in two thousand and three. Yeah we'll. We'll speak to matt from full polls shortly but first Helen is the CO founder of antimony deal. Then came mission is to protect animals in tourism with ninety percent of travelers preferring a travel company, the tykes animal. Welfare. seriously. We've been going through a couple of years doing as. Genuine I who's the direct we work in animal welfare charities and we working out the born free foundation and Zen basically they're. Doing now I'm I work partnerships to charities and fundraising and he's not. An animal wealth at biologist and he. Stay together when we worked he was very much. A waste of approach from travel businesses to help any issues with animals in tourism because Amb, he animal welfare guidelines Sautin. If you've seen them, they're on. The global guidelines for Animal Welfare and tourism, and it was written with episodes. So the Association of British tour braces travel agents and has been really forever been involved in the area. So we set in the business of a couple of years ago, and we work with travel businesses around the world so that Struggle Associations Chore Rages, Nine Whatever It might be a. Guide on anything related to animals and. Communities in tourism. Alpha names linked. It can be anything like, for example, looking through product selections and helping them with So making sure that they choose experiences that are more responsible and sustainable when it comes to animals and communities rather than what you would know there's a lot of challenges where the Asian elephant camps, for example, huge issue. And I'll see fans in dolphins especially on black ish says, old is kind of big issues animals in tourism ignored he animals for examples in strays and? What we do raise we travel businesses Mokattam on product selection. Policy and Strategy Forum Animal Welfare and Tourism Sites says Paul Authentic, responsible tourism none date, we would focus on the animal side of it, and then alongside got say we growing network of charity? An amicable them that animal protection that. So that charity colonists around the world the Kiwi throw ready trusted. To, try and solve some of the biggest problems venables in tourism in their remits they might be tiny tiny charities and emery at helps us cover the protection of key species around the globe saying he just says more than one. Globe in key destinations and a nine where we're able then to match these charities businesses that we were at grass just most people. Especially in the Ol- bits way moving with will not travel companies. You do paypal lot convinced we WANNA do the right thing by animals. So that just wanted to be told is this something that I can do or not. Is. What old flip. Great always upset if. We work on a project that's bringing travel companies together attract she cool Guy elephant camps, one project which. In Asia because actually a lot of them are really just trying to do the right thing they really not sure what special for the elephants and the local people that are running them, and we created that problem is Western as going in and saying Oh. Let's you know China's into a holiday experience make knows of money, but it was very expensive. So now. It's In an elephant camp as. Many things. Black and white is not like a gray This you know few e can be in contact with an elephant no no. With the negatives rollover and they can kill you in a moment even area and there's all sorts of things that we don't know about as you rightly say travel businesses just when I was supporting them with that ray you're
The Plague of Justinian I
"Welcome back to another episode of five minutes in Church history. On this episode, we're talking about a very dark moment in church history and history the plague of Justinian. The first first let's talk about just in the first he was born in four eighty seven. He came to be Roman emperor in five, twenty seven and he reigned until his death in five sixty three at the time of becoming Roman emperor the barbarian tribes controlled much of what was the Roman Empire The ostrogoths controlled Rome in the boot of Italy that extends down into the Mediterranean Sea the visigoths controlled Spain, the vandals controlled what was formerly North Africa the Roman empire was a fraction and a mere shadow of its former self just Indian ruled from capital at Constantinople. He was determined to bring back the glory that once was the Roman Empire. To do so he would need to launch military campaigns to the east into the Iberian Peninsula to the south and the vandals to the West and the ostrogoths into the north. He had to launch military campaign literally in every direction. And he was very successful after a decade or so of military campaigns warfare. Then in five forty, two Justin faced a new invisible enemy. Well, we'll get to that in a moment first a few more points on just in the first, he is known as giving us the Codex Justinian us it's also sometimes called the Corpus juris civilised. This is the body of civil law. Someone took the time to count it. It's somewhere around the neighborhood one million words. It was a massive rule of law to govern the Roman Empire contains laws on criminal and civil matters on trade, but it also controls laws regarding heresy and Orthodoxy, and even laws regulating paganism. Another thing about just in the first is that he is the creator of the Huggy Sophia he was not the architect though he had significant conversations with the architect and was very influential in the plans but it was under his watch that the Haganah Sophie was built from five, thirty, two to five, thirty seven the old basilica had fallen during riots in that city and just in use the occasion to build what was the biggest church the Roman Empire ever saw its length was two, hundred, sixty, nine feet. Its width was two hundred and forty feet and extended a height of one hundred and eighty feet. It was a massive structure. The HAGIA Sofia. Well, that's just any in the first. Now, briefly on his plague in five, forty to the bubonic plague broke out. This is the your cineas pestis. What came to be known as the black plague. It would come again in the thirteen hundreds and it would manifest throughout the Middle Ages and the time of the reformation. Back in five, forty, two, it is believed to have started in Egypt. This plague then carried on merchant ships too many nations and to three continents. Africa Europe Asia it is credited as the first pandemic in recorded history. It brought all of the efforts of Justinian one to a stop it ended the military campaigns devastated the economy. It ended up killing millions at its height. It would take five thousand lives a day in the city of Constantinople alone. Even. Just any in the first contract. Did it. But he survives one of the stories from that time PRA copious notes of the effect of the plague on the people it caused them to shake off the unrighteousness of their daily lives and practice the duties of religion with diligence but sadly, he also notes. That as soon as they were rid of the disease, they went right back to their old ways. Well, that's just any in the first, and that's the justinian plague five, forty two
U.S. stock futures stronger after a down day for the Dow and S&P 500
"Very much. It looks like kind of uneventful start to the trading day here. Nikkei Futures are flat at the moment. We have a little balance underway in S and P Minnie's trading, up about 2/10 of 1%. China futures down about 7/10 of a percent modestly higher for Australian futures HangSeng Index futures after a Pretty solid day yesterday, down about 2/10 of 1% on Wall Street. We had a flip. We had a day where it looked like cyclicals and value really came to the fore. The NASDAQ was trading lower. The Dow at one point up 360 points. About two o'clock We started trending lower. In the end, the Dow finished down about 104 points, off 4/10 of 1%. Yes and P 500 finishing up a 33 33. Down 8/10 of a percent. The NASDAQ with a big loss of 1.7%. Money did flow out of the big technology names and we had Apple alphabet Facebook all trading lower. Some traders side comments from the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell, saying that stimulus talks We're at a stalemate. But there was also some thinking that the S and P 500 was just running out of gas getting up to all time highs, and it slipped back from that The dollar is weaker. Now it's trading down about 1/10 of 1%. Dalian, 106 49 She's got a weaker yen there to yield on the 10 year had quite a pop up to like 66 basis points. Now at 64 crude $41.64 a little bit uneventful, But the day is
New Zealand records first COVID-19 case in 102 days
"Zealand has had a setback. First case of Covert 99 102 days. A family of four emergency measures go into effect for three days beginning
US converns over fast Russia vaccine
"Senior officials in the trump administration are expressing doubt on Russia's virus vaccine speaking in Taiwan health and Human Services secretary Alex Asia says it's more important to have a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus done to be the first to produce it he's not told ABC transparent data is needed on the vaccine to prove its safety and efficacy he also notes the U. S. house of six Maxine's in development under the operation warp speed initiative meanwhile White House counselor kellyanne Conway has expressed skepticism about the testing backing up Russia's claim that it's developed the Kobe nineteen vaccine I'm Charles de Ledesma
Virus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery
"As the global economy tries to regain its footing amid the virus pandemic the U. S. is being seen as one of the chief risks to a worldwide rebound in past downturns the U. S. has been able to pull the world economy out of a rut but analyst and exporters figure that's unlikely this time as America deals with the virus originated many businesses scale back or cancel re opening plans from a luxury handbag maker in Italy to a hat maker in Asia companies that rely on the U. S. market for sale say it's just not there analysts say the US is bumbling response of the pandemic is hurting its own economic prospects while the European Union China and other entities are trying to regain some economic normalcy Sager make ani Washington
OMEGA League News
"So let's just brush up real quick on the. Omega. League action that you and I have been casting. We actually only have one day left which makes me really sad for us for us. Yes. which Thursday the group still have more to go. Yeah. So we're right now we're casting the divine league. And then afterward done casting I believe the group stage for the big boys tier one teams begin. But the game have been a lot of fun. And I've enjoyed casting with you as usual. Centerman do you have anything to games that we've witnessed so far? I think there's been quite a lot of relatively one sided or one sided games. I think is quite big span in teams in quality of teams in these qualifiers in the immortal equal which recast earlier on There was definitely a pretty big difference another during the divinely the differences probably get an even bigger where some of the teams that may be just made were just short of getting into mortal now stomping in the divine league. So. Sarah, we'll see how it all plays out Of course, like you said, the the big immortal leak with the big teams starting August fourteenth and it will be covered from. Ukraine where quite a lot of time has flown in and gone through. Extensive Corona testing and everything to be there on site because obviously traveling internationally right now is really difficult but they've made it work. Ethic. Americans apparently because the talent American of shocked. Yeah. It's pretty it's pretty unusual So yet they found a way to make it work, which is impressive. So hats off as always to to the boys over at we play and epicenter who are working together on this as far as I'm aware. Nip Yeah should be should be cool like I said I think was last episode of the episode before once mortally starts on August fourteenth this might be the best tournament for the rest of the year. With the current global lookout it's hard to say if we're going to get an actual land for the rest of the year, maybe we will have one. but in terms of online, there are so many good teams in the Western. In the Western mortal division at least. the Asian tournament doesn't have. Or, the Asian turn is done. First of all is no way does not done nevermind his starts it's it's been running since August I but their playoffs are August seventeen to twenty seconds. So there's also going to be Asia's going by that. Some. The Western tournament is a stacked secret navy liquid. VP flight. Moon. EEG. G. IS PLAYING OG alliance, `Nigma. NRP and then the two qualifying teams, which we can now say qualified from the immoral qualify are five men who many will not know by name because it's a totally new stack, which is ace Chessy, Zubay, misery, and pilot die, and then Vikings Dot g g who most people know by. Now as the there's five men coaching in the immortals and divine there's five comrades not to be confused, of course, different team too early, which we cast yesterday, which includes the likes of exotic deer, which one name I did recognize and my personal favorite name divide. Lama. Might be the best name anyone in Doda right now I really like saying that name over and over. Games have been fun to cast I I'm GONNA kind of. I think I've said this before but it feels like I'm not playing as much Doda as of recently. Because there hasn't really been a pass that it's Kind. Of inspired confidence. Maybe that's not the right word is kind of like. I mean, have you even playing Doda as well? I believe a lot of world of warcraft. Tell me at least that's your excuse. Every time I invite you to play something. Sorry. Very busy but casting has it's still I find it really fun. I'm enjoying a lot. Even, Really Fox up my schedule
The Interior World
"Hey welcome to stuff to blow your mind. My name is Robert Lamb, and I'm Joe. McCormick, and today we're going to be taking a look at interior space. Get Era Two thousand twenty brings to mind the old curse. May You live in interesting times and one of the factors here has, of course, been the corona virus cove in nineteen pandemic and in an effort to fight the spread of the illness, save lives and prevent overwhelming are hospitals. We've made a lot of changes to our lives and these range from the simple such as just wearing a mask when you're out in public and you can't so full. Distance from people to the harder choices about employment, and in life choices, we've all been social distancing and stay at home orders teleworking in quarantine have meant that we've all been spending a lot more time at home. Now depending on your home, this could mean a lot of things, but we want to explore what this means from a biological standpoint for the most part here. Now, make no mistake spending more time at home has absolutely been the right move. But just as it's forced you to focus more on, say that weird stain on your ceiling we wanted to focus on the other often unseen aspects of life in home right much the same way that being say on a Spanish galleon out in the middle of the ocean might have made you pay much more attention to the biology and behavior of of ship rats than you ever would have otherwise I. Think being at home more and more is forcing all of us to Turner is and maybe our microscopes and magnifying glasses to the corners and the cornices and the showerheads and the drain traps and all of the wonderful places in our house where life dwells. we're going to really get into the difference really between the natural world outside of our homes in the unnatural world inside and getting into some ideas about how how we could perhaps enable our interior world to be a little more on the natural side of things. But. Before we get into all that, I wanted to take a moment here to discuss the history of houses in general, you know just to get into the concept of what a house is. Our first and most important interior artificial environment. So you can certainly look at a home as an artificial cave to a certain extent indeed, we have lots of early evidence that early hominids sought out shelter in caves in the same way that many other animals do these can shelter one against the elements and against predators and as recently as one hundred, thirty thousand years ago cave-dwellers were already augmenting these natural interior environments with things like rough stone walls using timbers so So you know, even one, hundred, thirty, thousand years ago we were taking naturally occurring interior spaces and. A little less natural. And of course, on top of just the shelter caves can provide. It also seems that caves had a strong sacred meaning too many of these prehistoric peoples those might be important, but ultimately, proximity to water is far more important thus as Kate Spin Brian fagin point out in. In the section of the seventy grade inventions of the ancient world about homes, most early hominids lived out in the open near streams and lakes built temporary structures, and most of this has been lost a time. But some of the earliest evidence of potential structures for homes goes back a one point seven, two point seven, million years ago with Homo Erectus sites in southern Africa, and these were potentially contemporary with the domestication of fire. The have been temporary tents, but they still would have been artificial interior environments. Now, more secure evidence comes from the Ukraine roughly forty four thousand years ago the the mammoth bone structures from mullet ova with recently see us on the show actually yeah we did talknet these that would have been structures in one of the northernmost habitable regions of the earth the time because this was during a time of glacial. Advance where the polar ice caps from the north were coming deep down into Europe and Asia, and and so this would have been far far north way up among the ice and for some reason, humans were building these structures out of the bones of mammoth and we don't know that there are still things. We don't know about those structures like how how consistently they were inhabited and for how long and so forth. Right? Now beyond this, the history of human homes is is largely dictated by local resources and local climate. Long process of trial and error ends up leading to the development of regional and cultural building forums construction methods. Before nine thousand B C e we see evidence of clay houses and Palestine what is today Palestine and before seven thousand BC we see rectangular dwellings in Anatolia. But but a home is far more than just a shelter. As the authors here point out houses became key to social structure as well.
Why South Asia's COVID-19 numbers are so low
"States is approaching five million covert 19 infections. We've passed 160,000 deaths. This virus has paralyzed the richest, most powerful country in the world. And we know this was preventable because at the same time and parts of the developing world countries with far fewer resource is have kept infection and death rates remarkably low. Rhonda's carried out nearly 180,000 tests. Since the start of the pandemic, Erica has applied a combination of mandatory social distancing. A strict lock down and wide scale testing. It's a strategy. We can learn a lot from these apparent success stories this week. We're taking a closer look at Southeast Asia along the Mekong River. As of this recording, five countries with a combined population of 243 million people have had fewer than 5000 cases of covert 19 and 72 deaths. The water Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar doing that the rest of the world finds itself unable to do in controlling this virus. Well, I think if we knew that answer for certain there would be epidemiologists and government officials from all over the world lined up on the door, trying to figure out the secret. That's Hannah Beach. She's Southeast Asia bureau chief for The New York Times. Race wars reached her at her home in Bangkok. And she says, there isn't just one reason that these countries have been so successful. I don't think there's anyone magic bullet, but there is kind of constellation of things that countries Thailand has done, which would seem right. First of all people started wearing masks very early, even when the W H O is dissuading people from doing so. Second of all, it's not really a touchy culture when people greet each other. They do what's called a Y, which is when you put your hands together like you're like you're in a prayer like motion. Sort of all hospitals are good health care's not prohibitive. You know, one of the things that people have been looking at that that it might be some sort of Innate resistance that has been built up, particularly in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam to the current virus. One of the theories that the people in Thailand are looking at is the way in which the novel Coronavirus Cove in 19 evolved. And it started off most likely in bats on DH. Then it went from bad to some sort of intermediary mammal, and then from that mammal to humans, there is there is some speculation, looking both that kind of the genetic origins of the current virus, but also looking at something animals that were at the wet market. In Wuhan, where the outbreak seems to have proliferated that the animal that was thie kind of intermediary animal between bats and humans might have been an animal that was indigenous to this part of Southeast Asia. And that it might have been a pangolin which looks like a kind of like an artichoke cross. Listen, armadillo. If it came from this animal, there is the possibility that something a precursor even this novel, coronavirus had been sort of floating around. In the ecosystem in this region for a long time, and that could potentially explain some sort of resistance that had been built up within the local populations here. And if you look at, for instance, in in southwestern China, which is very close to this region in the number of cases of Corona virus were very, very low. Compared to a place like Wuhan. So again, you know is this is this magic bullet That explains everything We don't know. But it's certainly a factor. That is that seemed interesting. That is interesting. Will you live in the region? You cover the region as you watch these numbers and as you watch the toll in the rest of the world Are you at all suspicious? Do you think these numbers of credible all of these places whether it's Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar If the numbers were so cooked if there were bodies lined up at the morgues. If there were mass graves, we would know there is social media. People talk, people whisper, and we would we would have an idea. S O. I think that's I don't think it's fair to say that the numbers are simply made up. I'm in Thailand right now has fewer than I think 3500 cases. Vietnam, which has had an uptick has fewer than 800 cases. This. Maybe it's off by a couple 100. Maybe if given off by a couple 1000 But if there were bodies at the hospital's piling up from a mysterious respiratory disease, we would know you've spent the duration of the pandemic in Thailand. Let's go back to those first weeks. In January, Thailand confirmed what was believed to be the first confirmed case outside of China. Around the same time the U. S experienced its first case is well. What happened in those earliest weeks? Well, it was interesting that this this first case Thailand has a very good kind of geological service, and in mid January, they confirmed that the Chinese tourists coming from Wuhan, China, which is where the outbreaks believed to have started Had had flown to Bangkok for holiday, which millions of Chinese do every year Bank office in fact, one of the world's most visited cities, and it's one the most visited by Chinese. And at that point, people in Thailand became nervous because there was a mysterious disease up north in China, and there were a lot of Chinese tourists arriving and one thing that didn't happen and we can kind of look back at this. And obviously it's hard to say we know we knew that this is going to be The deadly epidemic that it's become. But in the beginning flights weren't stopped two flights captain arriving from from Wuhan from China, and yes, there were efforts to try to much temperatures of people came in, but there wasn't really that much that was done. Fast forward a few weeks people of their own accord with with government advice started wearing masks and you know there's there's no no sense in Thailand that That wearing a mask is anything but good for public health. There was no there was no no sense that that was somehow infringing upon their individual liberties you've experienced since you there with the ties. Six weeks of pretty strict national locked down. Is it getting any easier now? What's day to day? Life like in Thailand? Now, can you send your kids to school? Can you eat a restaurant? Can you go into stores? You know, I talked to friends back in the states and I feel a little bit guilty because we started our lock down in March and then in Early April. Essentially all international flights stopped. Commercial flights stopped. And so we've been sort of under lock down for months. But beginning in June, the lock down started easing. So all the restaurants all the bars, all the massage parlors, all the all the kind of normal establishments, businesses have slowly been opening up. And now my life is pretty normal. Yes, I still wear a mask everywhere. My kids wear masks everywhere. But schools high schools are back in session on their social distancing. Now they have school kids have school every other week. They wear the masks. They have plastic dividers and things. But there's commerce on DH. There's there's kinda semblance of normalcy, which again makes me feel a little bit that when I speak to people in the U. S, because that's very different from From what? What Americans experiences. You know, we've gone more than almost three months without a case of of local transmission, which is remarkable their cases. Every day, but they're all in people who are coming back from ties were coming back from overseas, whether it's the United States or Europe or the Middle East since that strictest version of the lock down ended Did the economy bounced back is AH are some of the worst effects economically of the lock down starting to ease Because people are spending money again, People are making money again. That's the real tragedy of of Thailand. Thailand did a very good job of controlling the virus and making sure that it hasn't spread. But economists absolutely devastated and the reason is devastated. It's because it's a very tourism reliant economy anywhere. Between 20 and 30% of GDP comes from from tourism, and they're no tourists coming in. So you can. If you want to come on a beach holiday to Thailand, you can't do that right now. So that means that anybody who was a tour guide, our hotel operator restaurant operator. Millions of people have been put out of work. And so the Thai government's really kind of facing a difficult decision right now, which is you can open up. But then if you open up and try to save the economy, you might be also allowing the virus to come in and assistant. It's an issue that Many economies and in many countries are dealing with. But given the success the Thailand has had and being able to control the virus, you know, it makes it that much more. On fraud to even consider bringing people back in and
De Blasio Says Survey Shows Most New York City Public School Children Will Return To In-Person Instruction
"City Mayor Bill de Blasio says schools will open in September, with 700,000 students participating in what he calls blending educations. Every 4% of our students planning to participating in person learning blended learning. Starting next month, and
Christophe Georges and Bentley Americas
"This is Robert Ross welcoming you to another episode of cars that matter that I have a very special guest from faraway. Actually, we're a video conference from Los Angeles to France and I'm here with Kristoff George President and CEO of Bentley. Kaz Christoph. It's wonderful to have on the show welcomed Angel Belt For me Today City my pleasure not seen one another for A. Long Time I. Think the most reason get together was for the launch of one of the very auspicious continental GT's at a dinner back on the East Coast. Since that time a lot has happened you were president and CEO at the time, and then you took over as global director product and marketing for period, and then back into the hot seat in America's with. Visits to come back. Well, obviously I thought there was some great work to do. You're kind of an outlier in the world of automotive executives because you've been with Bentley for a long time in. August, the meals. You fell in. Love is Bentley's did you do change talk about authentic? So yes, I joined than say nine G H was one months after was opening the twenty two years ago change away. On any memoir I can change this. By. Just been fascinated and I don't see that being spent for such you came on really at the let's call at the beginning of the new Bentley chose her none was on a roll he had acquired. That year spent Lee was brand new and it was an opportunity to a new chapter in the book of a mark that had been around since one, thousand, nine, hundred, Ninety S, and this is what we didn't again when they joined in Nj one monsalve Sango peltier's alcohol petty. We massively invested in effectively and new projects like energy with open pets right and this was the start of win. We need it just time to develop talent twin told us to knock. It's that when we introduced it in two, thousand four, each was immediately You'd success enemies in foil immunity del business by affect. Austin. So we took a change of scale company is these new coach Delta G.. Qoriniasa I should remember that launch and has been a perennial favorite of American. Luxury consumers ever sense the continental gt really did move the needle and deny fe on it to the title of your food, which is cows reach metals. That's GAL reach muddles ends easterly of. Today's Account Bacon they quickly a classic. The Guy Industry, you can name a few bullshit. Evan would be a Nike. That's right. beginner naked. It really did my simple definition of echo nosy cheese. All nuts it's hush money when you launch a new. Next Generation of existing cal people asking the question what is new is a new designs, a new feature specification, thick nosy. Belfer once on. So and when you are launching as a next generation of America, the question of from people is them right and that's a very simple way to who gets it's UNCALLED SALTA GT. As they quickly achieved that these estate us was a marketplace it. Absolutely did and what's remarkable is that even under the aegis of a new company or a brand new Bentley showing, say it really hearken back to the roots and the heritage of certainly Bentley's greatest post-war car the continental yes. In that was a remarkable fastback design that was the greatest. Yes. Well, literally continental tour and remains a hugely important collector Carta de as a Calgary says benzine spacious of. Gt was tight and nineteen, fifty, two on. This was at the time the fastest Faldo coop in the markets what became as win. So we took a lot of this inspiration even in terms of design on Galyon even you reaching down way but you can see since relation and you know when you are walking luxury, it is so a sunshine that you as laid back to some good fundamentalists, VN and soup. Stones Having Open Mitch's being nutshell for so many years. It's true. Of course, a couple of years ago you launched what you call the new continental and what I. Think's remarkable about it is that so many times refreshes or new designs don't capture the essence or beauty of their original but this car looks better than ever. Yes, it's remarkable. Thank generation So again, be put tough attention on no changing Zoe. A with his major success of counseling Tennessee these combination of luxury foam of issue Becca, butte package, which allows you to Exalt Dumb of driving shoe. This package is a four wheel drive Paktika spaces appoint foles bet foremost Asia's unique. Place, this was. Full success with fell school
Pitcher Plant Symbioses
"You know is a big group, florist speaking Southeast Asia is insanely diverse, but then just even think about it from symbiosis specifically like there's already a laundry list of possibilities in there. So how do you even begin to start to sort through where you can make your mark on the science because as part of it as as like a young eager scientists in trainings to be like, okay. Where do I fit in here? Very. True. Yeah. That that was that was quite a process. The first two possibly even three yet mostly the first two years but Essentially what I did is I took a strategy to to find that niche I, kind of just tried everything. Works but. I will say. I did start wanting to focus on the symbiosis between the plants and the the frogs which marina them. That such, a an unusual niche interaction with barely little known about it. So I I thought of that is oh, that would be a nice place to. State my claim but. There there's a reason why some things are not so while studied. In this case, the interaction is not so common as her interactions with insects. Amazon permits again is is is a key thing. So apparently, there's at least one region insider walk in Malaysia which it's not so uncommon to find it but then getting the permits and work, there is another hassle but. As I mentioned like the the more I read about the group and just seeing I just had so many questions and still. Have so many. Questions A on. The first chapter is not one that I anticipated really. So while I was working on trying to. See if I can find breeding frogs in in Singapore I. Wasn't really getting data on that and but I noticed this color polymorphism of the the the common species there nepenthes. Priscilla's. Added on that. But by first chapter ended up looking into coloration. Fees and. Studying that from evolutionary perspective and then also teasing apart what are the possible adaptive benefits of the differences in Ignatius that you see. So even within a species, there's variation between red and green editors and you could see within any individuals species but that was not a question that I went in with right and that's important to realize is how much of this is informed budgets being out there walking around being curious you know that's part of it to kind of have to enjoy what you're doing and and enough to kind of have that relaxed state of mind as they like. My notice that there but not there that's this color not over here and even on the same individual and it's cool that those can then just creep up into your work and become a big part of it without ever really realizing it. But that's where you know having the passion for the system kind of comes into play because God forbid you sent her on something I didn't want to do that and I should have said that in the meeting kind of thing. But Again. You're in the super bio diverse area. You're studying a group of plants that are super charismatic in also diverse themselves and you mentioned you know these Priscilla's a common species in that area and and as that another limitation to the work to as you mentioned, just finding frogs breeding in pitchers alone is difficult but you don't want to stay your entire PG or really. Any research on an organism, you might find maybe two of in your entire time surging or have to climb repel into all this crazy stuff just get to it So is that a big motivating factor to is just being able to work with species where you can get enough data and ask the kinds of questions to to even start investing the sorts of stuff Yes definitely. and. That's A. That's a nice thing about nepenthes actually. So all although. It's this some exotic species from. Our perspective from coming coming from the West sides difficult. Get there bought once you're there once you're in those places, they're usually locally pretty abundant. You can usually get a lot of plans when when you're in that site. Let's really encouraging in also again, if you're like us, living in the Americas, no experience with any of the tropical pitcher plants outside of maybe botanical garden or a nursery like Oh that must've been a sight for sore eyes just walking into an area that is dominated
Blockchain & Digitising Trade Finance Insights from Contour
"Call. Thank you for joining us today. Could you please give us a quick introduction on yourself thank you lead and thank you for the opportunity to be here. Introduction of myself. I guess away sometimes they usually introduce myself as I've been SORTA DOING FINTECH for thirty years all in Asia. So I grew up in the states but came out to Asian in college and then stayed out here but. Thirty. Years of Fintech. So I've done about twenty years of thin. So I've been in in worked at various. Banks Bank of Boston Standard Charter deutchebanks on transaction banking trade finance and cash management, and then ten years of tax. So I've worked at I left banking a few times I left in two thousand during the DOT com days to work for a company called trade card, which later became gt nexus and set up the Asia operations and then I. Left. Banking again in in in two thousand sixteen to to work for for our three and and helped set up a lot of Asian operations for them and my my third startup now is is contour which started seven months ago. So yeah about thirty years of of Finn INTECH. Extensive. Indeed of an anti corporate and start up world. You've got it all. So Call as it is customary here at blogs could you please explain to our listeners? What is blockchain and how does it work? What is blockchain? Well, I I think I'll I'll go to the the level below and distributed ledger technology and really disturb alleged technology is is is an opportunity for instead of managing your data in one central database actually everyone having their data in their own database and so just to be ledger instead of breaking it up and and it's goes back to the way our three and quarter talk about it. Is You, know we we all should should own our own data. And then we there should be a protocol to share it and you shouldn't share it with everyone. And sharing with everyone is is traditional blockchain which be the broadcast method of of consensus, but instead a quarter. On distributed ledger technology basis manages data by having them Even everyone has a note everyone has their own database, but there's a protocol, the sheriff, and that's how. Quarter works, and that's actually what contours built on. And Great and I think it's important. You know the point you just made about. It was blockchain near sharing with everyone in whiz these legend technology you only sharing with the relevant parties because that's sometimes it's something that is misunderstood too often by people who are introduced to this world though thank you for that. They usually sort of say has also is is when I talk about traditional blockchain, Mus the broadcast method and I do it in in Taiwan to Taiwan fifty years ago you when you got when you got married, you didn't need to register to to get married. You you you just had a big dinner. You had a big new invited everyone in the village. To. Front of everyone the village said I'm marrying this woman and therefore everyone knew you're married you didn't have to register anything but the fact is that everyone knew it and then it became a fact and that actually sort of this is a consensus method in in in an old version. Indeed indeed. Thank you for that The. World Trade Organization estimates that between eighty percent and ninety percent of global trade relies on trade finance. Yet, there is a one point five, trillion dollar gap between the market demand and supply for trade finance something, which I'm sure was co Vina's has probably increased US instead. And KYC and am. L. Requirements remain the most cited barrier was high transaction fees and low credit ratings running up the top three SME's remain disproportionately affected by these and other bears experiencing a forty five percents rejection rate on proposals, which is much larger than than seventeen percent seen by multinational organizations. What are your views on these challenges? Again International Trade. It started out of minutes it's been going on for a long time. You always have this distrust deficit when you have a buyer and seller in in far off countries now that trust deficit is a little bit easier to manage now because you have the Internet and you can see people online and you can skype them and talk to them and Imagine what it was like when you you had to put money down for shipment that would come three months later and you didn't even know the person you only known by a letter right so obviously, it's gotten a lot better with with communications nowadays but I'm in the challenge is really for for SME's is is related to data right because a bank. Bank as a as a lender right as a facilitator of of credit. Is. Looking. To to not make a mistake banks don't really have to. A. Lot of banks goals is is not necessarily to make money but don't lose it. Right and they'll make mistakes on credit and it's very hard for SME's to have A. To have enough information or the information that they have is not sufficient to tick the boxes on a traditional credit scoring sheet, which which the banks us
"asia" Discussed on Indian Noir
"Halloween new listeners. I recently spoke to Norman Cello from Port Lovers Asia about Indian NOAH. It is the most extensive interview. I have given about the structure the origin and as some of the behind the scenes techniques that I employ to produce Indian Noah. It is a one odd. Plus conversation read. I spoke about how I went from spending decades writing novels to doing spoken word to diving into the world of podcasting talk about my writing process especially the use of TV and clean writing techniques to create fast binge worthy episodes. I talk about the unique structure behind Indian watt and it's multiple shows and I also talk about how one can take on the challenge of doing something new in the creative podcasting scene and how to tap into it as a budding podcastone auto creative coming up now in this episode off some accepts from that conversation but if you want to listen to the entire interview go check out Port Lavish Asia on your podcasting APP And listen to this conversation or you can visit. My social media handles at Indian out on twitter or at underscored indication morally on instagram. I do not think calls in Newark as podcast in my head. I think I've been running. I'm running. Hbo Numerous TV shows that I need to produce that I need substantial joke. Uptick little kind of audience and they need to make sure that these shows so I think like a studio executed. I think like showrunner. I will think like a writer's room in TV lighting room. And in doing all of this I employed the TV clean fighting structure which gives it a binge with equality. I think the engine now and going into the future it'd be the same Mandela's Info Bats East. Tv Lighting Television is the most superior supreme form of T. of storytelling allstone. That's is the big fish in the ocean. Everything else comes below it. It's because of its potential to marry narratives music and visuals and be able to tell us long-form About that's obvious but I thought always. How can we litigated this the podcasting environments and the most obvious advantage for me and for more stories in the? Who might be willing to adult this? If that's forget all the other structures poetry novels old certain People Love Television. People used to the structure of bats beloved the most to when they transition from sitting of that easy and engage connect Listened to story coming to a story in the Indian no ours comforting to them because they make you understand the structure of the of the story that listening to just switching from one. Tv show they can save that is a TV show. That's in their year. That's that's what I would like to say about the stuck to them. Could you tell me maybe? Walk me through the structure and could you tell me? Why did he do it like that? Yeah Yeah So. My goal was to Oakland the Joan. But then look at what kind of structures popular within those genres in general podcasting and started telling seen this very clear to me that the APP is delay tree story structure which is at people reading the expedient of someone going through a animal experience persuaded popular. So that's why instituted in new X. Which is a collection of Admiral expedience that people have shared with me over the ease and I have a huge positive this plus because I've actively asked people have always intrigued by the supernatural than actively engaged in the conversation. I asked people. Have you experienced something like this? Everyone has a story. Everyone has a story that easily. 'em FETUS and sales will add from close friends Vostro puzzle this so I won't do have a segments Out fictionalized this obviously make more eligible for in a in a narrative format than present that to people so that's Indian And then I have into one shot. Which in simplest terms is your classic horror short story but you know is the is the biggest Acela in the horror genre in literature widely held opinion or works better less short story than big nobles yet because of the size of the nobles sharpness. The real sort of you know the cutting edge feeding of some of the stories on diluted by it format exists as well. I'm excited because it's deposited mess in the podcasting community. The one shots I did because short stories a popular but also because it. Let's me like two story very quickly about something that's happening now. So the one of the things I have. Commended been You to look at the violence or the you that I've done recently. Forbes short stories that look at the pandemic and different aspects off it so show grade for me to able to kind of scenario type story so to give you an example. Transmission is one of the stories in the courtroom Boyfriend girlfriend joining the pandemic decide to go an isolate themselves and they have sex and through. This virus is transmitted becomes this Fund Royd Horror Story and that is to examine made to look at off fears of disease illness. What our bodies are. We don't understand that one should form of soup. That's and then. Of course we have the big shows the two shows. Running one is under the battle of Basie kind. Undescribable produce numerous stories of crime. They will be an violent todd boys hem action ventures military toilets investigated murder stories. None of that happened so haven't come on board so far but the story on that is is led begins the most often the story on Indiana. It's story Hickman going on spray. So that sits in the basie climb baskets and then had got feel fam- normal learning series authentic stories that examines the adventures of these psychics APP. Abnormal investigators trying to fend off demonic ingestation The haunting that really flick the likes of some people from my conversation with Norman Chandler of portal of his Asia. If you want to listen to the complete one hour plus interview Head over to your have podcasting APP and look a Port Lavas Asia and find the episode where he interviews me or you can go to my social media at undisclosed in the Kashmir early on Instagram at engineer to find the link. Thanks and I will see you for his night. Begins Season Three episode eleven next week I?.
"asia" Discussed on Dots, Lines & Destinations
"We're GONNA be profit with us because you know the cost Yeah it's crazy but so the real questions they we can make numbers or whatever you want how those numbers represented or they actually realistic I the part of the problem is I don't have they don't really share the data for the others for the other airlines lines. They did actually share the full number of their permanent and contract employees and expenses for pilots and Co pilots cabin crew ticketing sales in all other as the four categories stories and interesting basic Maso. Eighteen hundred eighty four pilots making twelve billion rupees. A year which. I did the math on that the other night and day. Not to average pilot salary of ninety thous in a year. US dollars and there's twice as many flight attendants in half and they make half as much which suggests the flight attendant makes like twenty two twenty two grand but but one of their expense problems is where they're putting these people up in the demands of the staff for higher end hotels and stuff so it while the staff may not be a direct cost. It's the demands of the stuff that's impacting their expenses. The other interesting to me is that post disinvestment the government for requirement that government travel on government in place travel on Air India will not continue to fly so The government is currently required to fly on Air India because flag By the company take by the government. That's GONNA be the case gunfire so government. Employees just breathed a sigh of relief. Probably I have a number of Indian friends who refused to fly Air India. Unlike the cheapest you know you you know they asked me. They always asked me for advice on booking flights and Mike well I mean there's some Air India flights at JFK or Chicago. Kogyo here's all these. San Francisco is wrong and they get pretty much everyone knows JFK. Heathrow right I know somebody who's to fight them regular because they were cheap and she was like yeah. It was three hundred bucks but like you know one out of eight bathrooms work in. There was a buck in the summer. Collecting water from the ceiling. Man can no idea whether doing poorly I have a question. This relate to all this how. How did they describe the seven eighty seven? They've been putting out on cinder blocks. Are they do mention that. They have some aircraft parked in Netflix See if I can find that tweet I had nice. It's more than one Portfolios stats. That costs grounded. Aircraft A to triple seven's three seven eighths six or seven peddle harder after seventy-nine teens in five or six three hundred one's wireless part yes the deal also excludes the seven four four hours Those are going to stick. Those will be maintained by the government went and or the airforce or something like that for for. VIP services are Prime Minister Seven four seven two. They have somewhere between one and four. How many are operational today? Still Marshall Service. That's what I thought. Thank pointed that out. I was when when Seth was in India I just randomly pulled up. Flight radar was looking at Indian flights. And there's like a domestic flight notice before four blew my mind take the random abide ellie rouse too because they have four active in two stored seven four force. Let's let's talk about Swiss Swiss airlines lines. They're they're moving airports. Maybe in in Shanghai from Shanghai Prudan to change Beijing Beijing sorry Beijing from Beijing capital two dashing. The new airport basically interesting because the star carriers were supposed to stay vision capital and. I wonder if this is lefty to splitting their your service to both airports so one really interesting thing to me is i. Went back to the history of the Zurich Beijing route the Air China and Swiss have alternated service but done it is code share back and forth for probably close to ten years now but as I could tell never both operated at the same time. So the part where they're going to sort of switch it is interesting Is is I mean. It's Swiss seeing something shiny maybe NFC sunshiny. They acknowledged the in the statement. They put out basically focused on access to a better time slots and makes a little credit airport. They can do better flight times. It's only a couple of hours difference each direction but They claim it's it's better eighty. They are better for the business rabbi but not a ton better and they were the only option on the routes. It's unclear this is really going to connect together instead. I guess you have to ask. I wonder how much is owned detract from Zurich to Beijing versus all the Inter Europe connecting. And so can you go to Beijing capital and left Ian Dodging on Swiss. You've he's covered the base of covering both airports. They do lose connecting traffic at the China as true. True I mean I guess I guess this is probably as good a time as any to talk about China in Corona virus. Everything that's going on rather world right now so Hong Kong is is now included in United's waiver. I don't know if it's included other airlines waivers but it's it seems like there's been rumors of shutting down air travel between China and the United States. I don't know how feasible that I mean. I guess it is feasible as someone saying no more fights between the United States and China right now the has the potential to really kill air traffic From Asia to Europe and US can everywhere a has also extended their serve waiver to Hong Kong. Okay Yeah I think that the Chinese government has already said as of Monday of this week. The twenty seventh Doc Group tours are no longer happening if not being sold not traveling done advanced airlines. That's bad news for hotels that's bad news for the Tourism Torch Industry on a global scale people buying is worse news In containing this outbreak is certainly more important. But it's bad news I'm just how long this lasted how broad it goes. We'll be real interesting to see. The Wuhan Airport was mostly close down. But there's a couple of flights every now and then going in and out right so that's also sort of substantially happening like. Why are those like actually happening? He I it's it's bad and what really hard parts is is trying to decide who to trust him. What to trust in terms of some of the numbers and what we're seeing in terms of the real impact because of China's history with playing Zeh loose with the truth especially things aren't great for it? I feel like I feel like what speaks for. Itself is You know we went from. It's no big deal. It's contained to do a city complete city on lockdown matter of the Inslee province. It's your the providence is now contained That to me is it's enough needed in Tennessee. Don't have enough of the testing kits enough people to do the testing so the one of the stories like we're going to build a whole new hospital in ten days to manage it with which is insane at many levels Can't clean the dust out of a construction site in ten days but whatever But maybe they are but also the whole situation is just like they. They didn't have people testing. There's a writer story out. I think it was raiders of someone like contacting people being told. Oh well Oh yeah. You're probably the your aunt. Probably does have it. But she doesn't look while she was pretty far along in being six. We're going to let her die rather than Done with it well. That's that's a great wood. The handle compare raising but that seems to be the idea or people taking three or four days are waiting in line at hospitals to get bed. Do the test is not like a strep throat culture focusing Go on yeah I mean I you know I I Fayza I had a trip initially planned to Asia this past week I skipped it. Fayyaz ause went But I think generally I think right now my rule is just avoid Asian till this is over. I think kids trip in two weeks. It just seems like it's commence Organization around it seems to be lacking a little bit. What's actually happening in the rumor mill and it just doesn't get better? Yeah there's there's also it's a ten day incubation period so it's really hard to tell yet except I mean that's ten days in the global travel world is a lifetime. Yeah and I know. They're opening up some screening locations and stuff here at us. Airports I think Houston was one of them. JFK PROBABLY DIDN'T JFK La San CONCEICO. So they've added more cities to the screening talk but like you said it's incubation period. Is Ten days in someone comes in and they just been exposed a to it those people are going to go home and infect others With with no way of knowing that they have actually had entered so is it adequate probably not into maybe. That's where these rumors of shutting down travel to China. As part of. That's coming from through the rumors. I mean there was actually press releases from from the White House. There's yeah there's something on CNBC from the White House to actually considering it. Okay so there you go. It sounds like the next story will be more important than the airlines never. Sky Tra is futures and derivatives trading platform for airline revenue This came out this come out today. It looks like last week and its own by Airbus wholly-owned subsidiary in its from its it headquartered in London and basically it's allowing airlines to hedge their revenue risk through trading of cash settled futures. which which? I just don't see this ending. Wealth tablets does seem to make sense so the argument being made is that it's very capital intensive industry and and to be successful. You have to invest huge amounts of money and you need some sort of guarantee that you're going to have money you know coming down the line and you don't know and so they're basically physically selling futures against what that revenue will be and they got they claim to have a global plus regional models that can accurately are whatever settled settled a big gambler. accuweather saying line on what the future revenue will be in your much like you buy oil futures for gas or whatever it is they think you can buy futures against just what the revenue will be. How do I short the system all remember member Southwest Airlines bought a huge chunk of oil futures in the nineties or eighty s and lived off that twenty thirty years when everybody else they're paying? Thank you know thirty on everybody else for a long time but then they also had hedge as much longer than anybody else wanted When it went down it backfired when they they had to Redo their portfolio backfired? The second round because by then people watching you with how they were doing rather than just Clinton Yup gambling on like literally throwing money on a blackjack table or we'll it made more sense but I could argue that this or some airlines..
"asia" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"And they come on the road and they learn like business about twirling t shirts. No they were great. We were so lucky to meet now and I feel like in everything that we do. We are so blessed but there's is a divine hand leading us both of us in together and individually right to great people great experiences and this group of people that we were lucky enough to meet in Vietnam were just were so blessed no them. Yeah Yeah it was just. It's been a really eye opening experience and again a takeaway. That won't be able to know Asia's seems far yet flights far but once you get here it's all within reach it's all accessible and there's every creature comfort that you would want. Yeah if you're used to staying thing at a w hotel which we are currently sitting in the w Costa Moi Thailand if you're used to staying in a Holiday Inn your whatever the case may be that places it says here and had all the comforts of making you feel comfortable in a foreign land but also with these service where you are actually seeing the King Anger Queen or wherever you're from a room one. Oh three. That's where we currently are. We are the king and Queen of room one or three. I just really feel I mean I worked in the hospitality industry forever Chris Christina. y'All know her backstory. We met working in restaurants and fine dining in New York. And it's just. We have been held our jobs and even entertainment to a level of hospitality ability to a standard that. I thought I mike days I just can't do it and to see the insane hospitality that you get in Asia absolutely not GonNa fuck in not Western Avenue Bitch named Michelle who spent an attitude survey companion us. Yeah so I want to drop a little bit of knowledge. Here he's do. This may be the an out of date fact but when I was doing research years ago I found out that only one third of Americans have a passport. I believe that an of that one one third of Americans who have a passport they only use it to go to Canada and Mexico are bordering countries. So that's a fraction of a fraction of a percent of people who actually utilize a passport. If they have one Ryan to truly go see the world in the world is out there for us to go and enjoy and truly. I think being rich te to go out there and see the world. I've said absolutely yes to my job. Like listen people ask me all the time. Like oh heather. Would your comedy like politically correct. I say no I'm not. That's not like a stigma that I want around it but it's like my job as a comedian. As a fellow human being is to go out into the world observe things acknowledged knowledge things and bring them back kind of dissect it all and find a base level with my humor for us all to be able to relate to to find a common ground ZAPPA data and to take the things that make us awkward and uncomfortable and had that moment in twists it in a way that everyone goes. Oh I can relate to that and I understand that is my physical manifestation of my job Bob as a comedian is to make things relatable right so for me. It's been so eye opening being in Asia when you realize like Chinese lady fights with her grandmother just as much as I did with my grandmother from the South and we've seen it we and everybody goes through to USA the Thailand airport and they're sweating sweating and pissed off because of Xyz Zehi. Just like we are fucking Daytona. You know it isn't wild though because we're here. During the Chinese New Year you lived in China for a year the better part of the year in two thousand eight when the Olympics six were in Beijing. Yeah what were you doing again reminding audit I was on the international tour of the sound of music musical tour playing Ralph Music. Nick toured all over mainland China. Like to fifteen different cities in mainland China for for ten months. Yeah Hey sign notes speaking of mainland China absolutely absolutely not fucker sending me messages every three seconds. Do you have corona virus. Hey known trying not to if I did what I lose weight. Okay so hopefully so. Yeah and listen. I just want to preface this..
"asia" Discussed on Absolutely Not
"Hang. Let's talk about the fuck and breakfast bread absolutely absolutely. Yes this morning to Asian breakfast. Full Sir Fried Noodles Fried Rice. Bok Choy Sauteed assauted. Bok Choy Cucumber bristled with the Chili Sauce Fish Oil and then itajai cucumber salad pickled cucumbers so good refreshing best Omelette of ever hand. Yeah Hey guess what America. If you're eating eggs I've said this and this while of the egg so much Mexico Italy anywhere but America. If you're eating an egg and it's not orange it's it's not an egg on an egg. Why do we get it all wrong? In America. Why in terms of food all of these documentaries that come out kink forks knives all of those things that are which will make you go crazy crazy? The rest of the world doesn't face those things. Well I said this this morning. I think I've been indoctrinated. Tornado was such a diet culture. That was eating vegetable fried rice and I literally felt guilty for like thirty seconds and then I had this. This is fucking insane. Everyone in Asia for for the most part I mean every race six times a day every meal so what we've discovered also rice or a noodle new. Yeah they're also thin so the other other night when we we went to the chef's table. Thank our hotel. The guy was talking to us about different strands strains whatever you call it uprise and we just tasted this rice and I was like. Oh my Gosh Josh. This is what Rice should taste right. I've never tasted rice like this. Such a weird thing but I mean all the things that we get in America. It's like we have mass produced them or injected with hormones. And all of this stuff that it doesn't taste the way it tastes that it should taste and then you taste it in a foreign country. And you're like Oh my God is that woulda Cherry Tomato should taste. Like will the fact that I had while on vacation while having this amazing cultural experience I actually felt guilty on eating a fucking carbon then. I looked at Chris. Chris this is all just clicking for me in Italy. All we do is eat and I lose weight in France. All you do is eat fucking croissants and you lose bree embry all they do. In Asia eat noodles and rice and delicious everything is served fried and a walk with oil. Yeah and nobody hears having a fucking heart attack no maybe because their chain smoke in their gambling their faces. This.
"asia" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
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"asia" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"And then add the BrahMos, which is very very accurate very fast joint venture with the Russians at S four hundred and layered missile defenses. And it looks like. A sustained interest in damage-limitation and potentially counterforce. And so the Pakistanis pick and choose the capabilities seem to support that architecture over the last ten years, I think it was really picked up ten years and the move to see kind of the natural combination that match ration-, but it's just one piece of the larger arms race dynamic that I think is happening kind of under our nose in the western media. We've been talking about getting I've been talking about South Asia, you know, for for years, but it got nowhere near the attention to the North Korea. Got for obvious reasons. I think because North Korea and the US earner have an adversarial relationship it's easy to forget about South Asia. But I think we do so at our peril because I think that right now is probably the most active arms race in the global queer landscape. There's a positive to arms races is that we get to have lots of arms control podcasts about this. You always try we've caused growth industry, it's a growth industry, you know? And we always try and podcast on a happy note. And usually my happy this usually not very much be happy about at the end of podcast because usually it means that there's more nuclear weapons or more missiles. But that means we get to have more podcasts. So with that. I think that's a happy note. I also want to add before we wrap up plugging ARA or Trump JR. No, a lot of fun and Eric figure out what the Turks are doing. With those Augusta ninety bees definitely hit me up. I will I will actually gonna look into that. My guess is that they're in. This is doing a lot of Paul is just the whole maintenance than they're in. They're doing a lot of the electron IX, all let's not be coy. They wanna peak those slickened said that they can get a. Look at the twos. But you'll have Turks wandering around those things. I mean, it is interesting. I'm gonna have to look into that. You know, the Turkish Pakistani relationship is massing. Yeah. They actually very close close relations close ties in its it slides under the radar a lot, but they're closely allied in a long history going back there. So now, you wet my appetite now, I need to go actually figure out what the hell. The these two sides are doing. But with that thanks for joining me and Jeffrey is traveling on the east coast..
"asia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Which can be a problem. Most Sally's entrepreneurials healthy societies and we have to live each other. That's what of issues. A consequence of that that's still in the same plus Lhasa is. Agreements environment that is Mojo skill development previously, the various violence, the are not Bigalow slam of things like al-qaeda demise is than mostly Shanley ISIS. Right. None of these things in the doing Slough. But when you have a very exclusive on any religion it, it creates for outside and you. You see it in Philippines, in morale. We, I have a bit afraid that it might Embiid itself because of the issue in rock state. That's one issue. The second class issues is what happens in the Middle East that's exert influence of how major Pol relations. Are regarded this week I gave you what is ready about realize rea- feel to enforce it very damaging. Another example was where missed a former President Mubarak Egypt when in the spatial one week for the a staunch ally to being outcasts, give him safe for future. She wouldn't give him the time of day. And that meant everybody thinks. Needed with house auto another storm that the that, the friend of this, what we in earlier. China is moving into the east, how fast that will have a very how regarded here. The sin. Chang issue is something that I think is closely watch Muslim communities around the world included in in southeast Asia, and you know, governments may not want trouble, but you remember how this man Rushdie or the Danish fatten incident stop that it was not got much the in Egypt's need. One imam do issue on credible mock the issue law. Things might change, right? So in this to bid process of issue, this fight our best efforts league all the Middle East, the Middle East refusal. And so we thought we will learn a little bit more of this reject. Fantastic. Is there anything else you would like to tell our audience about south East Asia or US-South East Asian relations? Well, one thing on that. Sure. The state of salvations that is in the United States is I think on the decline. They are youngest ballers that study, but the whole state of academia means you studied narrow, narrow slices of a phenomenal. This is a general phenomenon in academia global, but it doesn't mean that you don't take the very this approach may be fascinating to the sponsors who study narrow slices of basket leading up. So. O'Meara or something like that, but it's not very useful for policy and whether you like it. Is a strategically Jen which the United States is engaging. And I think you need a broader deeper knowledge of this region need to nurture another generation of raw, this spas, obvious Asia, and that's why you know the Brookings institution's chair southeast Asia can potentially a very water room and well, thank you. And I assure you. Thank you Bill the hurry. I assure you we are trying our best to promote Southeast Asian Studies and increase the visibility in Washington, but also as I think you were suggesting we're increasingly engaging with the remaining academic centers that focus on south East Asia and make sure that there's a strong connection between the academic focus on the one hand and sort of policy analysis that's digestible to a broader audience as well. So we're doing what you need to try and reestablish what used to be called. Rinos studies. Yeah. Okay. Thanks negative anymore. Is a pity. Academia decided to discuss Regional Studies approach. They support. Well, thank you very much for joining us. Yeah. The Brookings
"asia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Of multiracial meritocracy. That is the fundamental social combat on wishing a points based. And if that compact is broken, this is a small place if there has broken is going to be very difficult if not impossible together now in southeast Asia as a whole, the role of Oversea-Chinese is always going to be a sensitive issue, but is affec- unfortunately it is now in nineteen fifty five. The Chinese between ninety forty nine hundred fifty five. The Chinese communist party and the town. In feel opposition for the allegiance of the overseas Chinese communities of southeast Asia in ninety fifty five, four of ride the reasons, the Chinese communist. The wisely in my in my in my view, made a distinction within the horror which is excellent Chinese overseas, which can be of any citizenship and the patio, which is a thick Chinese of ESE nationality and basically toll the Kwara elbow, Biko citizens of your countries wherever you more recently. However, they have tried. They have much this. The narrative of the great rejuvenation of China under the leadership of the communist party, which it knowledgeable room very insistently under sitting same's that the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is of importance to is of should be about all Chinese. In other words, a blurring of this cinch in between the Horan and watcher Oganization Alie inbox this year, the Overseas Chinese Affairs office was placed under the control of the United front work department of the Chinese communist party. Now, I think this is rather cited because if something happens in southeast Asia to the Chinese communities which has happened a riot racial riot, which unfortunately cannot be entirely ringed out. This puts the Chinese offense. Most recently in Malaysia. It was not the main reason why. The recent election, but it was one of these. The opposition use this effect and the Chinese ambassador in Malaysia during the election. Soy fit to go and openly campaign for a ethnic Chinese candidate. Government Kennedy, listen, the gentleman lost. They like, I don't really understand why they have decided to blood. Is this diction by it is most unwise, not in China's own interest. That's very interesting. And I wanted to ask you about it because I've been reading some of the press reports where you've been quoted and so on. Let's turn now to the role of the United States, and I know you're keen watcher of American foreign policy as well. And we've seen US foreign policy toward Asia, including southeast Asia, kinda Volve from at least in the last two administrations from the pivot to Asia or the. Rebalanced policy of President Obama to now the free and open Indo Pacific policy of the Trump administration. The new policy seems to take a more confrontational approach toward China, at least rhetorically. And I'm wondering how you evaluate the current trends in US policy and any recommendations you might have for the Trump administration? Well, if you look at it, I don't like the rebalance only slightly better because it knows inconstancy what what way can be can another way. But actually, if you look at US policy since the early seventies, what has been most evident is consistency. You are here and I don't see any sign of you retreating the great disruption of US. Policy's always Asia was the Nixon doctrine. The doctrine in ninety sixty nine. And since then there has been fluctuations from administration, administration, because every ministration obliged to distinguish yourself from the previous one, even if the distinctions minute and the free and open Indo Pacific is the latest iterating of what has been actually very consistent policy. I get a useful to Indo Pacific in so far as draws attention to the strategic connections between the Indian Pacific oceans which have always existed, but have become more more clearer. Immoral seniors. But it's very broad slogan..
"asia" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"A power in asia and elsewhere how strong do you think those alliance networks are particularly since we have a president president trump who has periodically questioned value alliances to the united states and done things like left the transpacific partnership should have rattling people's confidence in whether america's can stay in the pacific for the long run well one of the reasons that president trump's worldview and the way he conducted himself in policy is so often disappointing for a friend of america is that he seems to be undermining america's very strengths in asia as as i says where the us really has strengths is it is in its alliances is in its attachment to trade in its values in it's the power of its of its press all sorts of things a real strengths for the united states but these are exactly the qualities of the united states about which mr trump seems unconvinced he skeptical of alonso's he's he doesn't like trade he thinks you know a lot of the news that you'll media present is fake news and so it's a bit odd really and it doesn't position it doesn't it doesn't he doesn't same well position to to win the longterm powell competition against jinping but having said that jim america has huge advantages that it can drawer on because most i asia means want the united states to remind engaged i mean that's that's an important question because i think many americans would say why should we be over there what do we really have at stake in all this well the reason asians once you is that you provide a balancing force for the region and you you complicate matters vagina you make it harder for china to dominate at logs and you know i've i've the last seventy years you'll forward presence in asia has helped to cape a lead owning to start friction and content can sort of provide the benign conditions under which successive is in nations have reason so i think that's what's in it for us now what's in it for you well the truth is that in the next fifty years a lot of the world's challenges and opportunities come from asia and you're.
"asia" Discussed on The President's Inbox
"Diplomatic and economic power in asia before joining the lowy institute the air bay was a research associate for political konami insecurity at the international institute for strategic studies another very highly respected thinktank so michael nearby thank you very much for joining me today thank you michael let me start with you and ask the big question why power index we locked pow we're interested in power at the low institute power drives lots of changes in the world it's one of our preoccupations and of course is is the locus of most of our work where located as you signed sydney australia about but is really touch everything we do even when we're thinking about us foreign policy or brexit door or the international economy with thinking about the asia angle so it made sense to bring these two dimensions together and then to go out and mine a lot of data and then to present it in a visually attractive y the idea with this is to is to take a multidimensional view of power because often people get very narrow when they're thinking about how they think about just military power hod pound nuclear missiles that sort of stuff but we want to try to broaden the definition of power measured the different dimensions of it and so where do people go if they want to see the lowy powering i got a power dot lowy institute dot org and everything's they saw area you are in charge of this initiative to assemble i take it it's one hundred and fourteen indicators of power including measures of economic military defense diplomatic cultural in the like so you compiled all this what did you find well we find.
"asia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Claims will but i thought of the rebounds policy setting very high bar and as a policymaker for a period of time in the policy planning staff at the state department i felt it always made us try to reach higher in terms of engagement in southeast asia so we have to sort of see as the indo pacific policy continues to be fleshed out and i think we see a high level of diplomatic engagement continued security engagement particularly on the maritime front bringing in india and so on ozzy on just wants to make sure that they're not crowded out that they're not sort of hyphen in a sense between the two sides of this broader region that's being described jonathan looking ahead then what kind of additional research will you be doing to help visitors to the brookings website to help policymakers to help listeners of this podcast understand and think about issues in south east asia well we have different plans personally i'm working as we often do here brookings on a book that is looking at china southeast asia relations as they've been evolving the last few years where they may go in the future and then what are the policy implications for both us policy towards southeast asia in general but perhaps the us china relationship in particular we're also looking to kind of expand our social media engagement and hopefully do some podcasts like this with experts from the region and ask them about the breaking issues whether it's the may kong the row hinge issue in myanmar and bangladesh and abroad set of other issues as well including elections coming up in indonesia for instance so we're looking to expand and do more and engage with top think tanks in the region through that process why invite you to come back on the show and continue this conversation to eliminate the issues in southeast asia it's fascinating region and we wanna learn more about it so jonathan thank you for sharing your time and expertise.
"asia" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria
"Australia uc kind of common support and perhaps a greater level of coordination of course the vietnamese i think are very deft at facilitating and cultivating this so it sort of there's a push and pull and kind of think organic way in which this is developing i sometimes see it new amis foreign policy as trying to balance china through greater relationships with other countries but going just far enough without provoking china because china will always be there ultimately they need a stable relationship with china so you mentioned the bombing ministrations rebalance some people have called it the pivot to asia policy that we heard about now we're hearing the trump administration in it state department especially as talking about the indo pacific region we've mentioned india couple of times here can you talk about the points of continuity but also the points of change with respect to us policy in southeast asia from the obama administration to the trump administration yeah i mean south east asia in the sort of is of us foreign policy toward asia has always i think kind of been a part of a larger strategic kind of footprint or strategy so sometimes there's a sense that southeast asia isn't taken as seriously in its own right as some southeast asian countries would like to see but we saw i think a marked change particularly during the obama administration where there was the launching initially was called informally the pivot eventually became the rebalanced policy and generally it was focused on modernizing treaty alliances in the region expanding bilateral relations with emerging partners many of which were in southeast asia like vietnam indonesia singapore which there was already a long standing relationship with and further afield as well india and they're critical aspect was supporting me on mars kind of opening and democratic.
"asia" Discussed on The Moment with Brian Koppelman
"There's a lot more that i want to ask you about but like i'll see you tomorrow or the day yet tonight tonight amend a lot more often asia it is such and you know we didn't talk about gender a lot because i wanted because i you know there is just so much more like there's so much more to me than my gender there's just so much more to you than your gender that i feel like you talk about that stuff a lot all over the place because you're asked about it and if there isn't anything about that that you wanna cover i'm here for it but i do think that beyond that the thing that's amazing about you is the rigor with which you apply this incredible intellect to this work and the thoughtfulness and the clarity and so i wanted to focus on that stuff which i came came through really clearly so thanks for being here thank you so much for having me asia's active on twitter and instagram you can follow them there and you should asia's instagram's really great where can people find you on that stuff asia kate dillon both on instagram twitter and at brian compliment you can also email me the moment be k g mail dot com don't send me scripts or anything like that because i will burn them and come out to the live asia spent more time acting with dan soder than almost anyone else on our show maybe damian just second today on and it's gonna be dan soder in me live april eighth how you're not you to come hang says amazing you gotta come and so come out april eighth nyc pod fest dot com and watch billions march twenty fifth at ten pm showtime anytime once it starts catch up between now and then binge the first couple of seasons the first season may be slightly less good because there's no taylor mason but and season three thanks everybody.
"asia" Discussed on Chicago's Business Authority
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"asia" Discussed on WIMS AM 1420
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"asia" Discussed on News Talk 1490
"Asia are we went to these church what time it was like a congregation of ten thousand replaces jew it also might outta nowhere three brothers with all these busted in a church one of the brothers enthusied farley came to the microphone took office may i say how many people believe in god in few people say we do kim everybody else got one and then it was like oh like thirty forty people he said okay you willing to die for god in a point the good moments go don't move i'm standing near mike why would if they don't push the euro as well we are bigger and then also the brother said okay okay any like like he was the away to cockatoo some dini put his good dale and he said now we got all these fake as christians outta here now let's have real threat s tapie not about the tbi michelle wie that the body of the game upi it's not about indeed upi what upi tbi.
"asia" Discussed on PURE ROCK RADIO Originals
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