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Auckland reopens as New Zealand tries new virus approach
"Oakland Oakland has has re re opened opened as as New New Zealand Zealand tries tries a a new new virus virus approach approach balls balls restaurants restaurants gyms gyms have have reopened reopened in in Oakland Oakland as as the the lost lost major major parts parts of of the the lockdown lockdown that that lasted lasted more more than than one one Hundred Hundred Days Days ends ends New New Zealand Zealand has has not not become become a a new new phase phase in in its its coronaviruses coronaviruses bones bones he he wished wished it it would would be be lockdowns lockdowns but but people people will will be be required required to to be be fully fully vaccinated vaccinated and and prove prove it it with with vaccine vaccine policies policies in in order order to to access access many many services services the the government's government's decided decided that that vaccination vaccination rates rates are are not not high high enough enough to to switch switch to to this this new new system system the the threat threat posed posed by by the the new new Omicron Omicron Verint Verint has has not not changed changed plans plans for for the the reopening reopening although although New New Zealand Zealand house house restricted restricted travel travel from from nine nine at at southern southern African African countries countries I'm I'm Charles Charles through through this this month month
Battling Delta, New Zealand Abandons Its Zero-Covid Ambitions
"New zealand has lockdown essentially its entire country battling delta new zealand new york times abandons its zero cove ambitions. The country is changing core seven weeks into a lockdown that has failed to end the outbreak and tested. The patience of many residents for a year and a half new zealand is pursued a strategy of covert zero closing its borders and quickly enforcing lockdowns to keep the corona virus and check policy. It maintained even as other asia. Pacific countries transitioned to coexisting with the viral threat. On monday new zealand. gave in. that's two days ago. Prime minister cindy arden. Are dern acknowledged an end to the elimination strategy. Seven weeks into a lockdown that failed to halt. An outbreak of the delta variant announcing that restrictions would be gradually lifted in auckland the country's largest city we're transitioning from our current strategy into a new way of doing things. By the way sean. If you can find this prime minister of new zealand's comments that all truth comes from the government. I'd like to play that again. We're transitioning from our current strategy into a new way of doing things ms earn told reporters with delta. The return to zero is incredibly difficult and our restrictions alone are not enough to achieve that quickly in fact for this outbreak. It's clear that long periods of heavy restrictions has not got us two zero cases
No Bull: Scientists Potty Train Cows to Use 'MooLoo'
"Scientists say cow is can be potty trained as easily as toddlers maybe easier animal behavioral scientist Lindsay Matthews and his team at New Zealand university of Auckland set up a special pen called the Mulu usually takes about two to four years for toddlers to be potty trained for cow was three I heard about yeah on average twenty twenty four of your nations and I work for the trump towers P. a lot a single cow can produce about eight gallons of urine a day urine contains nitrogen and when mixed with feces becomes ammonia which is an environmental issue the mobile helps manage waste and reduce greenhouse gases how's that go outside the Mulu get sprayed with cold water those who urinate in the mold get a sweet treat mostly molasses they love treats the mobile only involve urine Matthews predicts they could train cows to poop in a certain place too I'm a Donahue
"auckland" Discussed on AP News
"Responsible for the Auckland supermarket attacks was released from jail despite fears New Zealand authorities imprisoned a man inspired by the Islamic state group for three years after catching him with a hunting knife and extremist videos, but at a certain point, despite grave fears he would attack others. They say they could do nothing more to keep him behind bars. So for 53 days from July, police tracked the man's every move. Their fears were borne out on Friday when the man walked into a supermarket grabbed a kitchen knife from a store shelf stabbed five people, critically injuring three before being shot by police. I'm Charles de la Decima, the supermarket attack. Has highlighted deficiencies in New Zealand's anti terror laws. Experts say the current laws are too focused on punishing actions and inadequate for dealing with plots before they are carried out. Prime Minister Jacinda Arden says lawmakers were close to filling in some of these legislative holes. When the attack occurred. She's vowed laws will be changed by the end of the month. Police Commissioner Andrew Costas says the law they were working under require the man to make the first move. I'm Charles de la Decima to Pakistan officials unofficially say the nation's powerful intelligence chief has made a surprise visit to the Afghan capital Kabul. It wasn't immediately clear Well, General Farez Hamid had to say to the Taliban leadership, but the Pakistani intelligence service has perhaps the greatest outside influence over the Taliban. The militant group had its headquarters in Pakistan and were often said to be in direct contact with the powerful into services Intelligence agency. Although Pakistan routinely denies giving the Taliban military aid, the accusation was often made by the Afghan government and Washington. I'm Charles de la Decima. I'm Ed Donahue with an a P news minute, New York governor Kathy Huckle says Now that the remnants of IDA have moved on, it's time to clean up and there is a lot to clean up. We're going to be that hands on This is a frightening experience. Homeowners who are just going about their everyday life two days ago now are figuring out how they get on with their lives, and I want them to know. All of my agencies have been deployed to help at least 49 people have died in the Northeast. President Biden will be in Louisiana to get.
New Zealand Police Were Following Extremist Who Stabbed 6
"A terrorist attack. Friday in auckland new zealand. Police say a man grabbed a knife from a supermarket shelf and started stabbing people at random. Abc's james longman at the foreign desk. What is extraordinary about this that he was already on. A terror. Watch list had extremist views. He was an isis sympathizer. For that reason the police were constantly monitoring him in fact they were that at the supermarket. They just thought he had gone shopping. Thankfully though they're able to respond very very quickly within sixty seconds of his attack he was shot dead. He's understood to be shrunken national. He's been living in new zealand for ten years. Five years ago he was put on the terror. Watch list
Terror Suspect Stabs 6 in New Zealand Before Police Shoot Him Down
"Police. New zealand have shot and killed a violent extremist who stabbed and wounded at least six people at a supermarket in auckland. Prime minister cinder awda and said the terrorist attack was carried out by sri lankan national. He was under surveillance. By new zealand's intelligence
Influential Educators: Dame Marie Clay
"To come. Let's talk about mari clay. Mari was born in nineteen. Twenty six in wellington new zealand. When she was five years old. Her parents divorced. Mari lift primarily with her mother but bounced between both parents houses. As a result. Mari ended up pretending four different primary schools. Something that would later influence her career trajectory in one thousand nine. Forty-five mari earned her primary school teaching credentials at wellington college of education following her time at wellington mara went onto earn both her bachelor's and master's degree her master's thesis focused on finding solutions for teaching special. Needs students. how to read and write in the nineteen fifties. Mari was awarded a fulbright scholarship. The award allowed her to continue her research at the university of minnesota and developmental child psychology and childhood literacy during her studies. Mari came to disagree with the prevailing literature about the ability of low achieving students to learn to read instead. Mari developed her own viewpoints. That would shape her research for decades to come. After finishing her fulbright mar moved back to wanganui new zealand where she taught elementary school and worked as a school psychologist. Then in nineteen sixty. She moved to auckland and joined the university of auckland's faculty. She taught educational psychology while pursuing her doctoral degree she was interested in understanding how children learn to read and how teachers could better support. The children who are falling behind. Her research was unique because it focused on closely observing a child's development over time
New Zealand Thrown Into Lockdown Over Single Suspected Delta Case
"New zealand is locking the whole country down literally over. One co vid infection. One person in the entire country has kovin and they're going into lockdown. New zealand ordered into strict nationwide lockdown yesterday after one kovic nineteen case was detected. The is happened in auckland. An unidentified fifty eight year old man tested positive. They're shutting the whole country down for one person
New Zealand Locks Down Over Single New Case of COVID-19
"Lockdown, taking effect in New Zealand after the first coronavirus case in six months turned up. This is the first time in more than a year that New Zealand has gone into the strictest level of stay at home orders. The positive Covid 19 case has been identified in Auckland. The city will remain in level four lockdown for a week while the rest of the country will be under similar harsh restrictions for three days. The prime minister Jacinda Ardern, So the authorities are assuming the case is of the delta variant, adding that it was necessary to go hard and fast to prevent further transmission. The
"auckland" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"Trying to relocate the port and the transport any infrastructure and the rial and the roads and everything moves around the upper nor filan. Then it will be about what fabulous public uses. We could make the land afterwards but if we talk about the development of the wood front which has been going on for decades they have been Controversies a lot of debate about what should be done with that. And also a lot of complaints that auckland has been so late in the development of its waterfront. You know. People look as closely as as wellington to say. Look that look what they've done. What do you think of the way that development has been handled. Wellington had one advantage willing to mention. Get an really what was at the eighties or nineties. They could on the advantage. The wellington head was the waterfront. Didn't really have much else going on. There wasn't much shipping anymore so they actually head almost surplus water space that they really had to try and find something else to do with. So that's why they gotta hit the game and got a hit of auckland. Auckland still has a very busy waterfront. And that's why there's so much debate about. Can we prize the porter because this is not idle order fund space but apart from this bit that we sitting until one which is near the center of the waterfront. I guess all of the action has been down the wasting the wynyard quarter The originally area developed the america's cup in two thousand and two thousand three And so it's kind of gone in fits and starts mostly with america's cups as catalysts for the next stage of development. I guess the version. How vision the whole idea for developing the waterfront here in downtown oakland as to make it more accessible to people and so do you think it's been successful in that way. Yeah i think so. Even from the small beginnings the very first part of north walk down and wynyard quarter which was head the eateries on opened and time for the twenty seven rugby world cup. Now you look at it. It's no big deal. But that was a big leap forward to the way aucklander kambas visitors to auckland could use that power the waterfront and that's been hugely successful. You know it's still one of the places. When people come to washington they go and walk and eat and drink and in a hangover and look at the harbour and that development is going to expand now onto that new land. That has been cleared for the america's cup the old wounded wolf when point which was stinky. Pitra chemical tank farm. Because of the america's cup the oil companies chemical companies are out of the. the land has been cleared. I it's still not ready to build on. But it has has accelerated what will be quite a spectacular feature auckland's waterfront. There's been lot of talk about that. And keeping the cost of getting rid of the tank farm. That was an expensive exercise. And that's where the government came in and basically took over those negotiations and got the oil companies out faster than they intended to. But when you look at that piece of land this ten hick it's like a little peninsula jutting out into the white muhtar harbor it is a truly spectacular possibility for opens waterfront inside appreciable beyond because pattern occurs about about put its plan to the council and the expectations of what to do with it yet. Not everyone is going to agree with the master plan of this. But you have to remember where it's come from when it was first proposed a decade or so ago in that classic old often way it was going to be largely. Commercial buildings developed the with a bit of pacman at the end. But you know we can only have so much land because we had to make money off the developments whereas ca thinking is clearly shifted now that there is value there is economic value as well as social value to having just a great park on opens waterfront. So i think the project has come a long way from where it started her. Is it for who gets to go there because it's not the easiest place to get through safe you and south west. The food restrictions of north clinton's. Yeah i mean that is a fascinating element of the discussion about not only how we develop the waterfront by how we develop the waterfront instead of or alongside developing other parts will and you know people talk about. Oh you'll be able to jog around there and your lunch. How are you talking about professional people who have corporate offices nearby and so on. It's a huge basement. Know hundreds of millions of dollars every long period of time. How you deliver something that is meaningful to somebody living in henderson or or tara as it is to people in the more well off central suburbs who can pop down there on their e by public transport may be part of the answer they say that during the free public transport day the diverse people from all over all plan came down to the waterfront so that is possibly one thing that that could change into the future. But i i find that fascinating financial decision if you like. Not only how much money should spin on the waterfront. But at what point should you be saying actually as we look at climate change. The white people's lives might change. Should we be trying to make the hendersons. Takapuna is the only hung as more spectacular with public spaces. That people can use and enjoy closer to where they live. So that's going to be a big challenge because the waterfront has always been an easy hit of your life. You know this buckets and back of public money on the taxpayer and right pair great urban designers there's really no pushback whereas if you start spending money and trying to transform suburban neighborhoods this political risk clear. You know there. Street protests and henderson because people don't like the way traffic has been restricted in trial out there. So what point does this political courage. Come into and say yes. We're gonna do the waterfront that we're all going to make other parts of open the spectacular for people to stay in where of course conscious of their and making part of l. vision in his bain right from day. One is making it a publicly accessible space in development what we noticed with mater leaky A couple of weeks back. We just got this incredible diversity of people coming access and just be on the waterfront which was just like see to the tame it just may my hat saying because this is what we do this stuff for next twenty twenty one like i say we've got fifteen years to go so you can imagine that we're always going to be trying to improve how people get down here three. Pt's walking and cycling Making the city center more accessible one of the things that we're also deliberate and doing as not having not creating spaces that people have to pay to come and see so just being down here and Putting your picnic blanket down or whatever. Those things are free are three hundred million over fifteen years a.
"auckland" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"American magic. I through got the signs up. Esa until everybody knows what's happening with acc van these two buildings and will stay out tenants. These guys will stay until that decision is made which i believe is in september by an across the road. This is the area that's going to be tuned unto apart. Yeah what is the space going to look like because right now. It's surrounded by scaffolding saying he can't get in there and it's just a like affleck's piece of really with a bit of grass I should say it's like this right now because the teen is still exiting so they've still got a lot of contamination remediation to do through to next year as so it was don't hate him with a teen and on the and teams of the tanks and shell is underlying lease holder infect completely separate to this arrangement. This was the site of a big legal battle between the council and mobile that injured twenty sixteen being there for the ten dollars cleanup bill. After the supreme court rule the oil giant mobile didn't have to clean up contamination at that site mobile. Used to land on oakland's downtown waterfront to bulk store petroleum products from the nineteen twenties. All the way to two thousand and five so this is the old sort of famous infamous. exactly right. yeah. The tank farm got its name for the dozens of huge storage tanks at sit on reclaimed land near swanky oakland developments. Like the viaduct and the wynyard quarter auckland. Council wants to tune into buildings and park land but years of seepage. means it has to be decontaminated. I lots of work to do to remediate the sites to make it safe for the public. Creating the cake right now. I'm putting the icing on the top kind of thing. What does it mean to clean up. What does that ties these. A lot of Remediation under the ground required by the fear that you dig the more contaminated it gets so that contamination would be in the soils. Obviously you've got to get rid of the or kept it and create a safe environment for everybody because as you can see right now. There's some water polling there. Lots of the work that we will have to do very early on before anyone can even get on site is to get a good stormwater system in place so it captures the stormwater so you can treat it so it's obviously not going into the receiving environment into the water so heap so work to do to kind of make it a safe place before we open it up to the public. So why is does land contaminators. Well because it's it is reclaimed. Pretty much beck to victoria. Pack so all of the city centers kind of on reclaimed land and that land was reclaimed mostly for industrial purposes. So particularly in. wynyard quarter. If you look at some of the old images a lot of that. Spain are really quite heavy industry and so over. Many many many years minis You know that industrial use contaminates the land It's nothing to be worried about because you know we we've we know it's the we had a manager so costly costly those we've lead a lot from the passing teams of the development. That's happened in when yeah quarter about. Not digging too deep because the more you take more contaminants come up again so capping it as as a safe way to deal in in case the contaminants in the which is pretty standard practice nowadays right tapping and encasing which is what point. Concrete the topic. Sorry once that's been decontaminated. What yes got well. We haven't quite designed to it. We've got a few things running. We working on now refreshed when you quote a master plane and we're also having to do l. Plane change so that kind of sets the parameters for we. The different pack pieces need to go. In the development we also have been working with mafia noah and teams of code designing that master plane. And getting those kind of a seat. You'll outcomes for this nick stage development which includes what the pack will look like and feel like so at the moment it's an evocative idea rather than a design with so got to procure the designers and kind of go through quite a detailed design exercise With the public as well to see what the pack will look like. We've been talking about it being a wild space at so unique weird as in terms of being surrounded by water that design teams will need to really fechter those Those things in factor and climate change resilience. We outwear out on a peninsula. So you can imagine we'll probably having undulating kind of landscape to accommodate in factor in climate change resilience needs. We've also got the side of the top here on the north wisden's is that We really envisage being this Ecological restorations space as part of the sealink infrastructure. Weeks that we did. We had to relocate Some endangered read. Bill gulls up just kind of where we are he and behind us and we hit to use decoys to kind of encourage them up to this northern part of the he'd land and of course we want to keep predicting those goals and having that kind of Living environment the toes and these heaps of opportunities to build all of those things into the future design. What do you think your biggest challenges are going to be. Because this is the i park for all clem yen for the city center and the hundred years. Yeah oh so. That challenges the expectation. Waterfront front is a gm for all of us as auckland as and we need to reconnect it. What to do with the prime land has been debated and fought over for decades the wolves and downtown building set on reclaimed land. The message was clear. No he's taking out over the last hundred and fifty years. The hab has been halved and wealth and we are saying no more exploitation but for port activities council published a vision for the waterfront in two thousand and five but this. Tv's report dates back to nine thousand nine hundred eighty nine one hundred weekdays of prime auckland real estate but nothing much easier to tempt the tourist or that could change though if one of these waterfront redevelopment proposals has taken up stadium. Ambitions have come and gone the central section of the oakland waterfront redeveloped in could buy a new fifty thousand seats fully enclosed. Or we the stadium which is sunken down into the cbs. It's absolutely beautiful magnificent. The plans include knocking down to existing wolves extending bleeders low and building thousands of homes and commercial buildings alongside and looming over all the port. It's not even an elephant in the room. It's sort of likelihood of elephants in the stadium or something like that. That is an enormous question which has huge appeal to debate. But but moving the court would be the biggest thing that the country is evident. Hymns of intrastructure stuff's todd. Nihil is with me on the newest part of the waterfront redevelopment next to the ferry building called tijuana anger. And someone will figure out how to do it. I seem i. I can't envisage how would happen. But you know this spectacular re uses that you could make that out of the waterfront when you look at wynyard quarter and it's going to take this thirty years of potential development net. Ten hick is there you know. What could we do if suddenly we had seventy hectares of more of the existing port space potentially partly toxic industrial end to redevelop. Could we cope. Hopefully we could because it would if it came along it'd be a fantastic opportunity. But the port in the short term is as much about.
"auckland" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"I'm sharon reed.
"auckland" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"So his is it might be kiss goodbye just purely on the numbers of financials but also the way that it was perhaps negatively Reported decent links on will be here. That's a very good question. I don't think hopes totally extinguished. I would like to see it here. But i understand t- new zealand's position in looking a fire. We have to respect that. They are in a commercial entity their sports team and i must look after themselves. I they want to defend the america's cup but they're willing to defeat offshore of they can get bid of money. It's a fascinating event and team. New zealand have fascinating position in sporting psyche. Really i don't know of a tame that polarize people more they have lovers they have haters and the event doves as well but win. The event itself is held. The nation can help itself becomes fraud with it. And this is what. I find very frustrating about it. All there are a lot of things in in these reports a. You can't put money a price on when you go into what people were seeing images seeing i ever sees the goodwill value let alone in new zealand. The fun factor that people were having wallis was on the enjoy the realization that a world that was largely on hall here. We were out in the sun. Having a hiccup a time much to the globes jealousy who looked at the public expenses from the government and the and the council but for the general panda. This was a free event. This wasn't the two thousand eleven rugby will kept where you've got similar peps more money being invested by the government. He hit you as a rugby fan head to put your hand in your pocket. Every time you walked up to a stadium this was an event from the would go. The grant dalton. Tina zealand insisted. Wherever you are in the country you'll be able to watch it and it's really as plying out a decision that we made when we won the cup that it should be able to be seen by everybody it should not be just the exclusive property of guys that could pay to watch sei al plan. This'll roll out now. All over the world is that if you are anywhere in the world and you need device and a new zealand freight away on tv. You can watch it. Live wasn't on scar like the time. Before and bermuda. They wanted available on youtube. I wanted available to people on the phones tablets on the computers. They wanted to get it out to the people so yes. We spent a heck of a lot of money on it and the return may have only been sitting on since to the dollar but we had a hell of a time when it was going on.
"auckland" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"That just didn't seem to be going anywhere and this again comes back to what i thought was some of the brutal honesty and in a in this report and the the the ice report the feelings of too much bureaucracy was again reverberated in the subsequent financial reports. That came out so you know. For example a ice was signed to meetings. We nearly forty people from other agencies were in discussions. It's a lot of people try to get sailing in the same direction. I can feel shivers running down the spine exactly trying to get an efficient mazing down with any available in totally say with thirty two different real meeting forms that is attended most of which were unproductive and resulted in conflicting information and instructions being delivered to ice so these were people telling us how to run the event rather than getting together and saying you know. This is how we should run. The event is that as a consequence of of having a lot of public money put into intervenes. There are a lot of people who feel like they and maybe they may be justifiably. Feel like they have In vehement and this and feel like they should have some kind of say and then all of a sudden they're white too mini shifts in the kitchen khanna thing totally Of course you're going to need local people on the ground everywhere and This is where You know auckland..
"auckland" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"Luna rossa weren't happy with the way oracle dealing with things say let's rule the toys cotton pulled out but they gave team new zealand tastebuds so to recap cap and that was instrumental into Tina zone success So there's been a strong Soon of a bond between the two teams and everything otani dorey as soon as new zealand. crossed the finish line of bermuda luna rossa signed on to be the challenge of recording retuning. America's cup we all thought it was great but as a said friends can quickly become enemies in the america's cup when you get down to the nitty gritty of it. You there to win the event at all costs and Luna rossa had a lot more money to throw this than than team new zealander but it seems reading this report that luna rossa while i had a steely relationship with teen zealand that sunni flowed into the dealings with the bureaucracy. It seems they just weren't given peps deal that i deserved for their Standing and they financial input and this clearly annoyed them. They just didn't feel that they were getting noah giving the thin in the which bicycling around the place operationally. it seems ivor A little bit handcuffed perhaps didn't have the clear communication channels that Would be expected. And in the end they will if to make some decisions on their own which seem to be at odds with the spirit of the agreement. These specific examples of things that are some might not have been happy about that that spring to mind here. Well it seems. I would happy about you. Know things as basic as some of their infrastructure that i put up around the village the pretty things that come with the italian way and obviously expensive. They don't really give details that in the report. It just sorta highlighted communication breakdown. I think you know. I think speaking to insiders during the cup it was just an ongoing frustration on both sides of how the whole thing was being handled. It came to an absolute Boil ever feels like back to the product farnell when go ahead by covered. This ship storm continues to grow over the product final. That will be rice this weekend. After a very public throwdown between the challenger of record and america's cup organizers ic- effectively ice wanted to wait until illiberal one in auckland was we're at night was feigns could watch it on mass but core luna rossa demanded racing continue according to the rose isis accusing luna roster of being inflexible. And self interested. While failing to demonstrate owner andrew speaks for the country lunar rosser ricans isis. Just playing to the crowd in also the blew up when you get the the ice chairwoman..
"auckland" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"When beijing hosted the olympics in two thousand and eight china invested more than forty billion dollars infrastructure alarm upgrading. The city's subway system finishing the light rail system and constructing hundreds of kilometers of city streets. A thing that's the the long term gain out of this. We've oakland is a city has got a whole new playground down the now subsequent to this Ice report council and the new zealand government. Come out with the financials and they obviously dyed measure very well. You can twist figures whichever way you want. And they were screaming headlines around us of an evaluation report released by the crown and auckland council shows the total loss has been calculated at one hundred fifty six million dollars for every dollar spent list than half forty eight cents was her cabot supposedly Oakland made seven and since out of every dollar that invisible actually thought that wasn't a bad retune under the circumstances without the international audience. Coming here we missed out on the speed is coming in basically and the very big spenders in those yards and a lot of you know wealthy people around these teams because we must remember that while team new zealand. Yes they do. have some help from the government allow. It's not as much as being you know. Reporter suggested that aren't had the benefactors of the billionaires that these other teams head and you know the sideshow that would have come with these teams would have been absolutely considerable the shortfall that have had here on the sydney nonsense to a dollar probably be made up by those people quite easy twenty one years after their first success with holders amorous team museum to it again. Hit a new classic boat that pros keighley's can fly. Sandy's tricia is. The americans stays in using sticking with the good stuff the tv numbers in the social media. Numbers pretty good as well. Yeah that would record. Numbers look around heaven with me at the moment. But they're pretty mindblowing. Really and it was a big leap forward from san francisco and in bermuda so interesting..
Briana of Black Queer Travel Guide, Fringe of Colour Films
"Thanks so much for joining us today. Can you please tell us your name or your from your current location and the name of your business i wanted. My name's brianna forgot her from washington. Dc currently based in edinburgh risk auckland's or the united kingdom depending on who you're asking and i am the grand development manager for the black rear travel guide am also the creative director of festival fringe of color films which is an alternative arts festival for black people and people of color internationally. Sometimes i'm not always also. Sometimes i should say most also the co director of an organization called. We are here. Scotland is a community interest company that supports black people people of color indigenous folk in the arts and creative industries across scotland. So many hats talk to me please. About growing up in the united states of america. I believe you in the dc area. I'm not sure if you had an awareness of age of seven that you had anxiety but like talk about all of that also don't know when you started to experience chronic pain like tell us your story gave us the tea please. Yeah so. I grew up in washington d. c. born to an african american family that basically migrated up north During the great migration of a lot of black families from the south and basically that side of the family was based in and around the washington. Dc area the Metropolitan area the dmv. I still family in north carolina and on my dad's side of the family. I m first generation begajah which is my last name or in the united states. My dad was from angola which is two countries of south africa on the western coast.
Elton John Adds Dates to Final Tour, Including Stadium Shows
"Elton John has announced his final north American concerts for his farewell yellow brick road tour I marquees are letter with the latest Elton John has announced the final concert he will play in the US before he calls it quits they will be stadium dates starting with citizens bank park in Philadelphia on July fifteenth of next year his last American shows will be two dates at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November nineteenth and twentieth twenty twenty two John will resume touring the September in Berlin he will place several U. S. arena dates that were rescheduled because of the pandemic his final final schedule concerts as of now our January twenty seventh and twenty eighth twenty twenty three in Auckland new Zealand's
Making Things Easier For (and on) Yourself
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Designing charismatic voice assistants with Marie Kleinert and Ray-Allen Taylor - VUI Agency
"Some text to speech systems. I mean as far you can understand them. They sound grit. Wavenet sounds sounds cool. Custom voices like the bbc. Sounds pretty good. But what people don't really understand. Is that really to make them sound proper. Natural not robotic and not kind of boring and making you switch off with through. It does require a little bit of you. Know attention requires shaping and moulding is that is that where you see linguists really helping our as far as the snl. Monaco been making things. Sound mall human definitely like like probably for maybe the beginning choosing the voice actually. It's also nice to help To know about the phonetics of voice and the a voice can can foreign by and So that you can really help Explaining why certain some good or Might not be the right fit for. Maybe you're brand custom assistant but also as you said for lulu as l. tuning meaning and so on ready to help haven't earphones and to Now want paul's those can actually do in terms of emphasis and all these Now trend mechanics actually Which are in a voice and the voice paramedics s. I mean that's that's the end part of it. And he can do so many mistakes and so many wrong things at the beginning when you start developing the essence start thinking about how should this t t a sound and whereas the defensive record him on oh and how won't get changed the whole deal in that that's another erkki. Just do without them and if that goes wrong the best estimate on help you to find unit to have occurs matic voice in the end in. Go one step. I suppose before as well and making sure that you've actually you've got the right words in the first place in the right order. So we're getting talkin about covers my voice assistance. We're gonna question from malcolm auckland moment while we're on the concept of voices and you know t t s and all that kind of stuff that you You announced a partnership with vocal ide- relatively recently joined. Tell us a little bit. More about will then tells we're thinking about how could we. Maybe we would try to fit our like persona dine that we create on linguistic character traits and so on that we would actually like most of the cases to also have the voice which exit to that. So i think it's good to Also partner or To communicate with each eds providers Right at the start so that you don't come into project and you have already selected boys and then you then you do the persona. The is i smarts to Yeah start at the beginning and work together where working at the moment is usually have two models. One is very general like it says everything perfectly and house perfect pronunciations and has all the words so it can sound nice but most of the time it's very without a character without charismatic without everything because it's not recorded that way then afterwards he pulled on top the voice like like how should it sound and sounding is not the same as emotions and things like that and we thought and still believing that is historic data at the beginning And to should start at the beginning to have a Voice and that's why we got in contact with them and then start thinking about. How could we developed the first grade a mental models for this voice before even going into how voice sound so. We wanna give it emotions. I was Interest in what are you finding from the work that you do in. We'll we'll get into the the supposed to relate to charisma. It is really commitment. But it's more broader than that. I i would would agree. But i would. I would put charisma as kind of a personality. Trait could be one of many kind of traits. If you like but the concept of having a persona and overarching persona on a brand voice is something that you know some companies have. It's what we talk about quite a lot. You know but the doesn't seem to be a tremendous lord of examples of things. I cost him. Brian voices in in the conversation is based on lord. It's getting there but what you see in from the work. They are doomed. The clients that you're doing. What's the appetite for those those custom voices and costumed personas and things. That is that like a monday thing that you always do or is it something that you kind of need to spend a bit more time selling en and all kinds of stuff well again quite fast. As a matter of fact the courses will once you explained to them that this is. I mean this is the person speaking to your customers in the end was you'll worry so. The persona design is not only the part fall forward voicing auditor that a sound or emotional voice. It's also words. it's It's it's you'll conversational partner so to to have conversation unique to people you need to persons bolsa. Dan own uses story. And if you just go for a use case and i want to fulfil you use case then it's very one sided conversation nobody stat. Even if i'm not interested in a conversation and talk to you and you come on and you bubble bobble you keep on talking. I will have a use. I have my own user story already will have in my act out this conversation. And that's how i speak. That's how i phrase my sentences replies to you and presumably design is more than just. How does voice. It's it's how does it speak. how do i react. What do i want. The i want to try and sell something as well to make that person more comfortable in this situation or Maybe educate that person on something else that i could also do in grand like i'm telling you how to screw in schools somewhere because he just went to a care and bought new bad. It's so much more than just the
"auckland" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"At town hall dot com. Whole, most woman gave birth outdoors in temperatures well below freezing. In the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, a police patrol spotted the 20 year old woman, a companion and a newborn infant shortly after the birth at about 5 A.m. on a ventilation grate outside a subway station. Willing and her baby were huddled in a sleeping bag trying to keep warm in minus five degree temperatures. Both were taken by authorities to a hospital to warm up and for observation. Patrick false reporting. Germany's implemented tight border controls on its frontiers with the Czech Republic along with Austria's Tyrol province, in an effort to stem the spread of the more contagious Corona virus variants. And New Zealand's largest city of Auckland, will go into a three day lockdown beginning just before midnight Sunday. That's following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in that community. Check out more on these stories of town hall dot com. I'm Ron Dirac Stra. Cloudy and foggy with there is a light rain, at least for the city. Look around 34 degrees, but outside the city put what advisory is in effect through the rest of your Monday morning. We'll see tempers right on 32 degrees, meaning some light freeze rains possible patchy drizzle fog, light rain and freezing rain free Monday with high run 36 I'm type work. Whether chill for talk radio 6 80 Wcbm Kim Commando here. Wcbm Studios are sponsored by a safe retirement solution. Visit convenient locations near you. And house in Annapolis. This is Matt Crowder live.
New Zealand City Goes Back Into Lockdown After New Coronavirus Cases Detected
"Biggest city, Auckland, has been put on lockdown after three new local cases of covert 19 were diagnosed. Prime minister Just Cinda are Durn says the country's moving hard and early
New Zealand city going into 3-day lockdown after virus found
"City, is going into a three day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community there. The prime minister announcing the move for the city of Auckland until leaders they're confined out Maura about the outbreak among the concerns or whether the infections are of the more contagious variants. Lockdown, the first in New Zealand and six months and represents a significant setback and that nation's largely successful efforts to control the virus. People there have been able to operate normally they go to concerts, they don't wear masks. All three of the new cases are contained to one family. Coming up
New Zealand's largest city of Auckland put into 3-day lockdown after 3 unexplained coronavirus cases found in community
"Largest city of Auckland, announcing a new coronavirus restriction, the city instituting a three day lockdown after three unexplained coronavirus cases were found in the community. Lunar New
New Zealand Records Suspected COVID-19 Community Case
"In New Zealand have confirmed the first case of community transmission of the coronavirus in months. Contact tracing is underway after the woman and her husband traveled around the north of the country. New Zealand's Health Minister Chris Hip kins gave more details at a news conference. The case is a 56 year old woman who has recently been through isolation at the Pullman hotel in Auckland After returning from Europe. She tested negative twice during her stay. And was released Following this, we don't yet know the origin or the strain off the infection. New Zealand has been one of the most effective countries in the world at managing the pandemic.
NZ election: why voters chose 'health over wealth'
"Into mania in. New Zealand. Tonight. New Zealand has shown the Labor Party, its greatest support and at least fifty years. End For that. I only had two simple words. Thank you. Well that was prime, minister? I done this she celebrating her emphatic election victory last weekend. Now the significance of the Labor Party landslide. It's not just that it's seen as a reward for her decisive response to the COVID crisis. It means New Zealand now has its first single-party government in decades. So what does the mandate main for new? Zealand's economic landscape as it faces its worst recession in nearly a century. We'll deliver a progressive transformation across the ditch. What happens if New Zealand does not sort ad its economic challenges quickly. trans-tasman cousins could I become fouled state? All of the heart, which is executive director of the new. Zealand initiative and Josie. PAGARINI is the executive director of the Council for International Development both a based in Wellington all of Josie welcome to. Radio National. Hello Tom. JC How do you account for Cinderella Dunes emphatic victory. Well, I mean you've got to say the popularity is genuine people lover. She's like a superstar she goes into to shopping malls and gets mobbed but I think you'd say you'd have to say to that that election campaign was incredibly disciplined Labor wanted a covid election. They wanted election that was about who stopped US getting sick not who's going to get us back to work and they succeeded in getting that they also wanted election that was focused not on labor, not particularly on policy, but almost entirely on just cinder. So if you the completely unscientific focus. Group in the Texas, you'd ask a taxi driver who you voting for, and let's say I'm voting for just under the all of a juicy. He reflects the Conventional Wisdom Abacha in Dorado and that her aggressive handling off covered and not to mention her response to the mass shooting of Muslims in in Christchurch earlier last year the gun control measures she put in place all that explains Justin, Dryden's remarkable political popularity. She's also received widespread global price for being a stateswoman who's kept New Zealand you nodded even in the face of multiple crises, your not fanned. Why? Well. First of all, I would agree with our choice just as remarkably popular and. This scenes from her election campaign were quite telling wherever she turned up. They were hundreds of people around her celebrating her. My experience with taxi drivers though is a bit different, maybe different taxi companies are us. Last The last few times I had known taxi drivers They complained that their businesses stoned at the city's undying out that we are not recovering properly from the crisis. That business is simply not what it used to be an typically detect Texas. Of course when I'm flying from Wellington to Auckland, and have to get to the CD and you can see the traffic in the city, the city looks kind of dead. We've got a massive challenge ahead on the economy in these eland, and that's why I haven't really seen much from the government in general plans of how to revive the economy and how to get us out of they have effectively beaten the virus now twice. But they haven't actually given us any clear indication how they're going to lift us out of this because the protections for public debts for unemployment. From monetary policy, they actually scare me when you look at them many New Zealand business figures share all of skepticism is fair Point Jersey. Yes, it is because the election really did focus on cousin who it was absolutely about who stopped US getting sick and so it was actually really hard to get any coherent debate about what is the plan B if we don't get a vaccine next year, what is the retail kind? So it was all very vague that staff and. You're right. All of you got different taxi companies to me to probably but another thing I heard in Texas a lot was all well if it's between wealth and health, I'm GonNa pick health and just send a picked health. Well, of course, you know we know that that's a false dichotomy it's not health or wealth. If you country is unable to trade and you borders closed long-term, then you're not going to raise the revenue to be able to have decent hospitals. You're not going to get your school buildings. Renovated and so on, and you're not going to be getting elective surgery and people are actually going to get unhealthy. So but it was no one wanted to hear that town that was the thing. No one wanted to hear a debate about next year they just wanted to know that. Anti Cinde was gonNA look after and that was it. Yes we'll enjoys does mentioned the vaccine just interested in like most western leaders frankly, she's pretty policy on the likelihood of a vaccine in coming months but the question here is what if a readily available vaccine if it ever happens what if it's a long way off I mean for how long all of our the present measures sustainable I mean, how long can you zeal and cut itself off from the outside world? Well I think that is actually a political question not an economic run from an economic perspective I. Think it would be desirable to New Zealand to the words more quickly but can do the safely. We can still have proper border to ensure that when we opened up to the word again, we do this without importing the virus. But I think the government sticks to the precautionary principle at the moment, and that's a political decision because the public doesn't want the government do anything outspent opinion polls before election showing that more than seventy percent of New Zealanders what actually like to keep the borders Morris close and these are people who probably don't have any immediate travel plans or maybe don't have any family abroad. Heavily business to do abroad, and so for them life is quite pleasant as long as they also keep their jobson New Zealand's, and so they would rather electric continue the status quo until that vaccine arrive. So it is difficult for the government to go against this when the public is. So strongly in favor of just keeping the border shut as they are but at some stage will just have to a because some the economic consequences of this some prolonged isolation are going to be enormous Jesse is point. Absolutely, you could not get a discussion out during the election campaign about elimination versus suppression of the virus, and so it was it was almost impossible to talk about the plan. B. If the vaccine doesn't turn up which let's face it, it's unlikely tuneup and be available next year so. Realistically the from left or the right of the political spectrum. It was really hard to talk about how long do our border stay closed, and those of us myself included who were trying to say, you know look closing the borders as a six month policy not a two year policy. He can't possibly maintain a closed border and keep trade going even though we can still export milk powder and so on. But the ability for our businesses to connect with the world and so on for us to travel is just not feasible but whenever I said that I would get attacked on twitter and everywhere for being the head of a capitalist difficult. So you could not get a good debate going about this even though the w eight show for example was saying, Hey, you know strict lockdowns and we've had very strict lockdowns for lockdowns are not the best approach if you're doing a cost benefit analysis on either health or economic growth.
New Zealand delays election after virus outbreak in Auckland
"Prime minister Just into our Durn has chosen to delay New Zealand's national election by four weeks as that country is dealing with the new Corona virus outbreak in its largest city in Auckland. The election have been scheduled for September 19th. Now it'll be held in October. Under New Zealand law are Durn had the option of delaying the election for about two
"auckland" Discussed on WTOP
"Friday, evacuation orders are staying put Worse comes to worse way I'll take care of each other period. That's KCBS TV reporter Nicole Comstock. New Zealand just celebrated 100 days without new Corona virus cases. But that's come to an end now and parts of the country are in lock down once again. Prime Minister just Cinda are Durn says the lock down in Auckland will last for at least two weeks. And she says researchers believe this is a new strain that just arrived in the country. The sequence off the virus. From the current outbreak is not the same is the sequences from community cases and AL First original outbreak in New Zealand. New Zealand officials have identified 29 new cases all links to one family here at home. Local infectious disease experts are concerned with sidewalk crowding outside bars in Arlington. Harlington now reports sidewalk crowds have become an increasingly common sights during the weekend night life due to indoor capacity restrictions, and specialists at Virginia Hospital Center and George Mason University, say the lack of physical distancing and mask wearing raises the risk of spreading the virus around. Earlier this month, the city passed an ordinance that directs pedestrians to keep a distance of at least six feet. On certain streets and sidewalks. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has been raided by several think tanks as the most racist city in America. On this week's episode of W. T O. P's new podcast colors, a dialogue on race in America. J. J. Green and Chris Court talk with former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist, who says the methodology that's used to come up with those rankings is seriously flawed in 2010 It was rated according to Brookings Institute is the number one most racist. City in the country. But then so were Memphis. They were all the top 10. Memphis Detroit. Kansas City and all the ones that have black populations. It's disgusting, Norquist says. The ranking system itself is based on racist ideas. From the 19 fifties. You can download colors on Friday evenings on Apple podcasts, podcast one Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts were learning more details today about the tell all book about to be released by President Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, releasing a preview of his new book, Disloyal, A Memoir, The Story of the Former personal attorney to President Donald J. Trump, and it, Cohen says the president of the United States wanted him dead. Cohen also asserts that President Trump Steve contractors and light about extramarital affairs, Cohen says the president colluded with Russia and will never leave office. The book's due to be released September 8th. President Trump is called Cohen a fraud and a liar. That's Fox's Jill NATO. It's 7 44 These are.
"auckland" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Here's Nathan Hager. Bonnie. The White House says President Trump will hold a briefing on current virus vaccine development this evening. That's after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his country has registered the world's first shot for covert 19. I know it very well as one of my daughters has been inoculated with the vaccine. I think that in this way she participated in the experiment. Speaking through an interpreter, Putin says the shot is effective and produces antibodies that also hasn't gone through phase three trials. Russia's health minister says the registration is conditional and trials will continue as production begins. New Zealand is moving quickly to tamp down its first reported Corona virus cases in more than three months. Prime Minister Jacinta are Durn is putting the country's largest city Auckland on lock down. After announcing four people from the same family who live in that city tested positive. New Zealand had gone 102 days without community spread. The White House has reportedly considering a proposal to let border officials block US citizens or permanent residents from entering the country from Mexico if they're suspected of having Corona virus. Brown University political science chair Wendy Schiller tells Bloomberg she's not sure the idea is legal. She also questions whether would be effective were except for some places like perhaps Brazil, and maybe now we see in Mexico going abroad. They're doing better than we are, You know, so their rates, infection or down, their deaths are down considerably less than us. So the logic of barring you from going abroad and coming back doesn't make sense. When the end states actually doing worse than the country's, you might be visiting, one official tells The Washington Post The administration's thinking of doing this through a public health.
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"London and Berlin to Auckland in Copenhagen people are hitting the streets in solidarity with American protesters were protesting against the white supremacists and the police brutality that's been going on in the U. S. and also around the world as demonstrators continue to rally in America protesters overseas want to make sure their voices are also heard evenly CBS news London Pennsylvania's governor Tom wolf says wall of peaceful protests in response to George Ford's got there okay there is no place for violence a lot of work to do to address the hills with the protests are about the racism is wrong we need to establish a Commonwealth that absolutely is fair and decent our governor vowed to help rebuild his state by providing financial assistance to businesses affected by the protesters what island thousands of people attended a rally Saturday that was mostly peaceful but devolved into some vandalism state house property in Providence was hit including spray painted anti police messages along with the phrase I can't breathe new York's governor Andrew Cuomo voicing concerns about a spike in corona virus cases following several nights of protests over the death of George Floyd when a virus spikes after those protests as we hear from Sarah Bartlett while acknowledging his common ground with protesters governor Cuomo said all the slow the spread steps taken up to this point could be for nothing if social distancing measures are abandoned you see this mass gatherings that could potentially be affecting hundreds and hundreds of people he says any re opening could be slowed or stalled if there's a major uptick in virus cases an autopsy finding that George Floyd died a week ago tonight from Minneapolis police officers kneeling on his neck and back this autopsy was requested by floods family which contradicts an official autopsy that found Floyd died of underlying medical conditions and possible intoxication former New York City corner Dr Michael Bateson help to perform the autopsy for the Ford family cause of death in my opinion it says fix here due to compression of the neck and compression of the back which interferes.
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"auckland" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Auckland, right. When we were younger, and the malls were the hot place to be in this, Ben in the one thousand nine hundred eighty going meet, the parents are drop you off or you had a buddy that had a car or something you need to go to the mall, or the arcade or whatever. Right. And we know that malls are on the decline. Save Kenwood towne centre just can't continue to keep expanding. But we know try counties in trouble, certainly, I don't know the state of Northgate. I can honestly say I've never shopped in Northgate before but Northgate mall had an issue where you had a bunch of teenagers leaving the movie, and I'll fight started or something along that line. Anyway, they called thirty police officers out from not just coal rain, but other agencies as well to come assist. There were three arrests three teenagers facing criminal charges. One threatened to beat up a police officer, another one was put in a car and tried to kick the doors and windows out while handcuffed inside and another scuffled with a cop who was trying to hold the crowd back and knocked his body camera off so he had three arrests out of the twenty. Here so teens there were outside or near Northgate mall on Saturday. And the statement that came out. I I don't know who put it out. There might have been coloring police chief Denny about this. But said some watching movies, but a lot didn't was apparently the expectation of the parents that are community would provide free babysitting services while they were out enjoying their evening. I don't totally disagree with that. Because of socialization, right? If you're a teenager. I don't know your your fourteen fifteen years old. You can't drive, but you want to go out and hang out with your friends. It's the age where you start to want to explore even more. So your surroundings to go out and do stuff, and there are times where my daughter wanna go and for us living and Mason, of course, are mollahs kings island, right? If you live in Mason. You almost obligatory have to have a gold pass if you have kids because that's what they're going to go, and I was comfortable with going. Okay. It costs me whatever it is a year for the gold pass and beer Christmas present my daughter used to go. My son would go occasionally on one working there actually in. So we dropped the kid off to go. Hang out with friends. I said, you know, be smart. Don't be stupid. Don't get in trouble. Don't maybe you have to come back here before you eleven o'clock or whenever it's closing. Okay. And you know, they're in a safer environment there because it's fenced in. There's a lot of security their stuff. But yeah, you know, again, your teenager. If there's trouble to be found, you can find it which my daughter's for is pretty good about finding trouble. But never had any issues like this. But but that's part of it. Right. Is it it's not babysitting. We didn't do you. Don't dump your kid off at king's on the babysit them. It's because they wanna get out of the nest they want to explore the surroundings. They don't wanna be hovered over and supervisor whole life, which we as parents do a really good job of today to a point where detrimental to our kids in this case. I look at it and go well. Well, I wouldn't chocolate of his kids being kids. I I would never tolerate my kids having a run in with police. But but also specifically where they're attacking the cops. You know, it's one thing to get in a fight. As a teenager as a teenage boy, and even before, you know, might my early years for some reason, I don't know used to fight a lot that kind of way went there during the high school years are kind of kept to myself and not really all in college. But I got all the way. But but there's something about that age is a kid back then getting in fights forever. That happens. That's also part of socialization. So I don't think it's parents dumping their kids offer. Maybe that's the case is. Yeah. D-? Do you really you get a babysitter for your thirteen or fourteen year old who just wants to go out and hang out with their friends, and I think and and small doses. It's good. It's healthy it's normal, but certainly attacking police officers and causing this kind of stuff is simply not acceptable. And this this is another part of the downside of malls, right is ever since malls came on the scene back in the day. There's always been the problem of teenagers. I remember going to the malls. And we would go to and. Yeah, there'd be I think there some stores had a policy they wouldn't let or I forget what it was. But there there's all sorts annoys along with the teenagers. And then what happened was we started to move away from from malls in the last fifteen twenty years two lifestyle centers, right? You look at Anderson town centre Deerfield town center, you look at what's going on at liberty. And you look what's going on. Elsewhere where we're now you have essentially, they're they're glorified plazas right with just a hell of a lot more restaurants. So are these lifestyle things that are going on? Nobody's really going to the mall anymore. Except of course for Kenwood. Around here too, many problems with the Kenwood towne centre. And if they have enough security in the like there, but nonetheless as a mall started to decline, you saw a lot of the stores pull out right? A lot of the big anchor stores kind of went away, you know, when you had the one the Cincinnati mills, right? You know, a mall dying when there's no food court like the food carts, all boarded up. They've got. I don't know. Everything's a dollar store like ten of those. You got the guy selling the little helicopters and the cheap gold in the middle. There may be a close they're like all closeout stores. Never other stores closed. You've got the guy. You gotta have the obligatory five hat shops selling the same. Hi, hats and say, yeah. Go in there. And it's like a flea market. You know, it's in decline, but what's that gonna track? Where else can a kid go in the winter in the right in in go hang out with a place like that. Or if there's a movie theater nearby. Right. That that's a bit of a problem. So I look at this. I kind of get it because I don't know about Northgate, and what kind of shape they're in financially. If they're what the stores like, I generally don't go to malls. And I've never shopped at Northgate before. So I know the layup, However, I will say that's just a look at what's going on the Dayton mall to right? I think there are a couple incidents up there. It seems like for years a lot of stuff going on at the Dayton mall at here about and it's along the same lines. You're going to get kids congregating because there's nowhere else to go. And then want to hang out with their friends, and you hope they're not gonna get into trouble. But clearly, that's that's been happening from day one from the jump. This is a whole new level of disrespect where they're actually attacking police officers. I mean in my lifetime. I can't imagine the time would be a fire or kid, and I consider a teenager someone who's thirteen fourteen. Fifteen sixteen years old a kid that you you think it's a good idea to lash out at police officers. I don't know if that's because the state of how policing is viewed by the community or just the fact that kids are being raised by wolves. I don't know. But but that to me is a much different thing that happened to Meyer five one three seven four nine seven thousand Dave in sharonville on seven hundred WW high. Hey, what's going on? What did you say? Hey, look, I don't know if you remember when four sir mall. I hope. I remember when they first open. I remember. Yeah. I remember going there. And it was like they had a lot of stuff in there too. They had restaurants in the toy store. They had the what was the the the clothing company that sold really cheap. Good close. It's no longer business anymore. That that I remember when it was full role in the first the first four they hit for mazing it had a carousel ferris wheel, the big arcade there, but people were doing the same thing, right? You're twenty bucks drop the kid off when the quarters ran out. They were walking the mall with their friends. Yep. First of all, they're not buying anything in any of the stores right there. Walk in the mall, people that wouldn't normally go there and shop go because there's these big groups of kids just walking around. It just it just I think it's part of what guilt force hairball. Yeah. I think that's part of it too. But again as the anchor, so so I think the offset was this, right? You'd always had teenagers going around. But when malls were banging. There'd be a lot of adults are because it's the only place to go shop right in now with online and everything else. The adults went away in therefore the because of the kids that maybe component of it. But, but what happened was the kids made up a majority of the clientele weren't spending any money, which causes the the mall spin further down, which now you have issues like I don't know how north gates doing. You know, I grew up in that area. But I don't I don't know. But the whole of a mole is they want you to walk the mall and buy from several store. Right. A lot of adults from these places where these kids are hanging out, even if you do go there, I think it's more if become more strategic there, you go into one specific store, it what you want then get out where mascot how a mall work, all work. Are you shopping at this store that walking around what else, but I don't think people want to walk around because of these kids that are fulfilling right because the only thing left is a place for kids to go where there's a roof over your head and and kill some time without spending money, which is a goal of kid hood. And I'm saying, I think what change was consumer tastes, right? That the kids may have been turn up back in the day. It was like everyone would go to the mall. And so there are enough adults around that the kids would kind of act in life. If if the majority of people who are frequent in these places are teenagers. Well, then there's no adults there to keep them in checks. I mean, just my two cents anyway. And I think the mall model is is pretty much done. But it may come back at a later date. Who knows it seems like it's the. Shopping centers, the lifestyle centers that which I see in liberty township which is close to me. They've got liberty town center, if the which I guess is not doing as well as they thought, but it's like an open air mall concept. Right. Where a lot of restaurants, and you know, the Christmas tree, and we'll go up there. I don't know every couple of months, whatever and have dinner. I don't we don't really shop. But I see a lot of kids around. But I see a lot adults around too. So I think there's an offset there. You know what I mean? Well, the funny thing is the biggest mall in the country, which is the mall of America doesn't have these issues, and they flourished they I built that way. Was there a couple years ago? And because we brought my daughter up there, and we went to mall of America in it is it's it is ridiculous. But you have three every three levels. I think in every level has the same stores. It's like you got the same store on every level. Right. You've got MRs fields cookie. There's like six of those since it's like, it's big. But it's like a lot of the same exact and every levels like the Kenwood towne centre. But it's it's it's called the Sieg indoor amusement park and all that too. But it's different. I mean, Minnesota it is literally you can't go outside for about six months of the year. That's why I thrive. So they have a screw. They have a skyway system. Skywalk system. That is like the catacombs. It's the second every building on the second floor has an access to the next building. So there's there's like sky walks between all the buildings downtown in Minneapolis and Saint Paul that's because you can't go out on the street. It's there's too much. It's too cold. So that you know being up there in that cold. I guess that's why the mall works there. Hey, dave. I gotta go and thanks again for the time five one three seven four nine seven thousand eight hundred.
"auckland" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Now a MacIntosh was last seen two weeks ago. His aunt tells NBC four she just wants, no a home. Okay. Search warrant was served a Wednesday at the apartment where Noah lives with his dad and eleven year old sister now dab refused to go outside leading to a standoff with police that ended with his arrest. The daughters of actress Laurie Laughlin our apparently leading USC before the university has a chance to kick them out. TMZ says Olivia and Isabela or withdrawing from the university because they're afraid of being bullied parents are accused of paying half a million dollars to get the daughters in as recruits for the crew team. Even though they never participated in. The sport USC says applicants involved in the scheme will not be admitted they're also reviewing current students and graduates, the hallmark channel's dropping Laughlin because of her involvement with the emissions scandal. Walk on has made many movies for the network, the beauty company Sephora has cut ties with Auckland daughter Olivia police in New Zealand have taken a three men in a woman into custody in connection with the mass shootings at two mosques Zealand police Commissioner Mike Bush's officers are trying to make sure there are no other shooters. There were a number of days attached to vehicles that we also stopped typing might. Saif defense force. But that does go to the seriousness of the situation at least forty people have been killed. Dozens more have been hurt. Former Texas democratic congressman beta Aurore cash gone to Iowa for his first campaign event since announcing his presidential run. A work told us supporters climate change must be a global priority. This is our final chance, the scientists are absolutely unanimous on this that we have no more than twelve years to take incredibly bold action on this crisis. Rock also called for federal legalization of marijuana linking the issue to criminal Justice reform reporters have asked President Trump what he thinks about our work entering the race. Well, I think he's got a lot of hand movement..
"auckland" Discussed on AP News
"Prosecutors. I'm Julie Walker. New Zealand Prime Minister just into our Dern says a flight from New Zealand to China was turned back for it ministry of reasons. And the incident has no bearing on the relationship between the two nations are during the issue was that all aircraft flying into China needs to be registered and the air. New Zealand plane wasn't Air New Zealand said in a statement the flight from Auckland to Shanghai was more than four hours into its journey Sunday when it returned to Auckland after it was discovered a technicality meant the plane wasn't registered in China the airline apologized for disrupting travel plans instead all customers had since arrived in Shanghai higher than normal water levels are being predicted on the Great Lakes this summer. The US army corps of engineers office in Detroit recently issued its latest six-month forecast for the lakes. The Detroit News lake superior is unusually high and by may could reach a record set in the mid nineteen eighty s Lake Erie could also hit record highs in late spring higher water. Means narrower beaches. But it does help commercial shippers who don't have to worry about scraping bottom in shallow channels. Progress reported on Capitol Hill, I'm Jacky Quin with an AP news minute after gloomy comments surrounding negotiations and border security, there appears to be optimism among congressional negotiators. They say talks are back on track. And there could soon be a deal that averts another government shutdown. President Trump will be speaking soon in El Paso, Texas at a rally for a border wall before he left. He said, it's four America's safety. Don't want murderers and drug dealers and gang members MS thirteen and some of the worst people in the world coming into our country in Denver today. Teachers walked off the job and Denver's mayor says that he thinks they deserve more pay offering to do what he can to help them a New England man accused of being married to three different women at the same time. Forty three year old Michael Middleton is in jail. He is called the keep it of chaos. I'm Jacky Quin. AP digital news back in a moment with Amazon music of voices. All you need. Alexa,.
"auckland" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC
"Yeah. So we got to or we all the all the American stay in the same place down there. I think there's six drivers total. So there's you know, a good group of us. And we stay right there in downtown Auckland. What I enjoy about going down there as I just loved race. So this this year the schedule, and I think it's been like that the last couple of years, but you can pretty much you start racing on Boxing Day, which is the twenty six and then you race race day off a day race day off a day all the way through January fifth is the last race. So we got six races. I got to do double duty run a car and midget most nights. So I got a lot of racing in over the course of two weeks in the middle of wintertime. So Anna keeps me sharp. Right. So going into chili bowl. Now, I've got six minute races under my belt within the last month. So I think it should be a big advantage. What is it about dirt racing in New Zealand that there so I guess Australia's? Well, right. So passionate for down there. Yeah. It's kind of odd to think about right. All go all the way around the world all these countries in the world, and you go to the smallest one arguably Zealand race, midget cars. But I don't know. It's just midget racing has been extremely healthy over there. And like, you mentioned Australia sprint cars or a little bit more dominant in Australia, midget cars are. But a New Zealand man midgets are are where it's at. So they've got a really really great following. Whenever we go over there. We race in front of the biggest crowds that we see all year long for the visit side of things even here in the states. So they get a huge fan base. The drivers are further a bunch of cars over there. So racing is it's a lot of fun into beautiful country. So and you get to go somewhere different. I mean, the cars are right hand drive cars they drive on the left of the road. So it's it's a totally different culture. It's it's definitely not America. So it's really unique experience to they have much of a paved racing scene. Or is it pretty much just dirt's always what they've done there. And that's the dock. Manent form, you know. I don't know about the paved racing scene. I know Australia has the v eight supercar, right, right? New zealand. I don't know. I don't I saw one road course that they had down there when we were traveling to one of the tracks. But midget cars are are there. You know, that's their premier division of motor sports down there. So you know, whenever we go down. There midget cars are extremely popular. I say that. And I had a lot of guys come up to me and say that they all NASCAR too. So they do keep up with a NASCAR scene. And they said that they get the Cup races live and they get highlights Vic Finnity series. So as far as pacing down there. I'm not sure, but they keep up with NASCAR a little bit. One of your big wins. Christopher western springs speedway. A lot was made about that on social you had this incredible last lap pass which didn't actually occur on the racetrack. Used a pretty significant portion of the grass, and I guess it was under review tell us about that win was at the maybe the high. A lot of your trip and maybe one of the more memorable passes. You've had your career. It was that was pretty cool. So unfortunately, it was in the sprint car. So whenever I went down there. It was the international midget series. So the midget cars were the premier division, and I got to run smart cars as well. But the cars were the support division. So probably the most memorable win over the trip was the fifty Lapper. That's their big shebang midget race that I was able to win at the last race. But. Obviously made got a bunch of attention on the internet. So that was really cool and racing's a little bit different over there. You know in the United States, it's a little bit more, you know, played as it lies, and whatever happens happens where in that goes for Carson cars and even the NASCAR deal..