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Afghanistan: LGBTQ People Fear for Their Lives Under Taliban Rule

The World: Latest Edition

02:07 min | 8 months ago

Afghanistan: LGBTQ People Fear for Their Lives Under Taliban Rule

"In afghanistan. The lgbtq community is concerned about the future. Well homosexuality has long been criminalised in the country advocates. Fear the situation. We'll get more dangerous. Under the taliban strict version of islamic rule many members of the community are now in hiding and hoping to flee the country. the world's bianca hillier reports. I recently got on the phone with a twenty four year. Old in afghanistan she identifies as a lesbian and for years has been a vocal defender of lgbtq and women's rights in the country people have been targeted for similar beliefs in the past. So we're not using her name out of concern for her safety. She's been on the move for the past couple of weeks trying to stay out of the taliban's path now. I'm staying with frames. But i cannot stay here for a long time seriously. I mean one way but after that food shore taliban come to your home twice now she's been told. The taliban came to where she was staying shortly after she left. She says they've asked for her by name. And she believes they're targeting her because of her identity and activism inspect polygon governing busy coop noise but international community and all countries in jimmy on woman when malta future in afghanistan. She told me she saw this danger coming awhile ago. So she reached out to a man who she'd met through an lgbtq facebook page. He's also an activist and identifies as gay but in august the two of got married because they both knew they'd be safer under taliban rule if they were in a heterosexual marriage. All right. did they won't such money on cnn. Based on escaping from taleban will just husband and wife to be saved from taliban on the future of lgbtq people in afghanistan is unclear as details of the new government and what laws it will enforce remain vague

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition

The World: Latest Edition

01:43 min | 8 months ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition

"The lgbtq community is concerned about the future. Well homosexuality has long been criminalised in the country advocates. Fear the situation. We'll get more dangerous. Under the taliban strict version of islamic rule many members of the community are now in hiding and hoping to flee the country. the world's bianca hillier reports. I recently got on the phone with a twenty four year. Old in afghanistan she identifies as a lesbian and for years has been a vocal defender of lgbtq and women's rights in the country people have been targeted for similar beliefs in the past. So we're not using her name out of concern for her safety. She's been on the move for the past couple of weeks trying to stay out of the taliban's path now. I'm staying with frames. But i cannot stay here for a long time seriously. I mean one way but after that food shore taliban come to your home twice now she's been told. The taliban came to where she was staying shortly after she left. She says they've asked for her by name. And she believes they're targeting her because of her identity and activism inspect polygon governing busy coop noise but international community and all countries in jimmy on woman when malta future in afghanistan. She told me she saw this danger coming awhile ago. So she reached out to a man who she'd met through an lgbtq facebook page. He's also an activist and identifies as gay but in august the two of got married because they both knew they'd be safer under taliban rule if they were in a heterosexual marriage..

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition

The World: Latest Edition

03:21 min | 9 months ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition

"Regions where storms typically form and because of different wind currents who can expect to see changes in where storms typically go so. We're trying to get a handle on. All of the changes that climate change will make in the climatology. Hurricanes carry manual professor of atmospheric sciences at the massachusetts institute of technology in cambridge massachusetts kerry. Thank you very much. You're quite welcome. You're listening to the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world. Athletes are halfway through the paralympic games in tokyo and since the opening ceremony last week the action has been nonstop. the world's bianca hillier has been following the events for us. Hey hey marco. So bianca i have to say. The news out of afghanistan has really taken sites off of tokyo. But actually before we get to the metal council. Let's talk about the afghanistan paralympic team. I know the two athletes zakia who the daddy and hosain resilient. They were stuck in afghanistan after the taliban takeover and they missed the opening ceremony. What is update on them. that's right. The athletes were speaking out on social media trying to get out of kabul and into tokyo and initially both the afghanistan paralympic committee and the international paralympic committee. Said there wouldn't be a safe way to make that happen but over the weekend. The ipc announced both athletes did finally arrive at the games. They didn't say how. The athletes got out of kabul but mentioned it was a quote major global operation with the help of several governments and other agencies at a press conference yesterday. Spokesperson craig spence teared up and said the athletes arrival at the tokyo. Airport was extremely emotional. It was remarkable. It really was a remarkable meeting. Having seen images of the athletes being evacuated on a plane to see them in person in invest safe and well in the pilot pick village is something. I don't think we'll ever forget. Said the anchor. These afghan athletes are in tokyo. Now what events will be competing in. We'll be seeing. Daddy compete in taekwondo and rasul erase on the track this week but other than that. These athletes will largely be out of sight. They've been given permission to skip postgame interviews and won't be speaking with any media during the games and they're so tight lipped that we don't even know if they're going to be headed back to afghanistan after the games that is understandable and wishing the best of luck to those afghans at their upcoming competitions. What about paralympian already. Winning tokyo has a competition. Been so far. We'd be here all day. If i shared the long list of unbelievable moment but there are a few standouts today. India's sumo until had a seriously jaw-dropping dropping thirty minutes of play. Listen to this. He throws javelin and on his. I throw of the day. He set a world record. So amazing start but then on his second throw he broke that world record again and just minutes later. He threw even farther securing yet. Another world record a gold medal and a call from prime minister. Narendra modi him in that video until is sitting down hair still sweaty from competition and he's clutching his gold medal in his hand while talking to the prime minister..

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

05:02 min | 9 months ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Two of top level international sports. The Paralympics opening ceremony was held today Organizers are embracing a human rights campaign for people with disabilities. So why the pedestals on the pity tolerated? We're not special. That's not what it's like. That's a clip from a video for we, the 15, meaning 15% of the world's population having disabilities the stigma attached to disability changes when you watch the sport That's, according to Craig Spence, a spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee. As he says, these games will change your attitude toward disability. So let's get to the sports more than 4000 athletes competing across 22 events. The world's Bianca Hillier is on the Olympic and Paralympic Games beat for us So Diego we saw a few new sports at the Olympics this summer or any new sports showing up at the Paralympics. Yeah, there are two new ones. Badminton and taekwondo are on the Paralympic lineup for the first time for bad men in Japan's own Huma Yamazaki is a fan favorite to win both the doubles and singles events. And the taekwondo competition is really stacked. You're going to want to be watching Amy true, stale from Great Britain, who is a clear favorite for a medal this year and also bowler beard and gunboat from Mongolia. He's got a lot of credentials under his belt. He's currently ranked first in the world and is a four time world champion. Which has earned him nicknames like the Mongolian Monster and the Unbeatable Mongolian fighter, and it's important to remember these bad men and taekwondo athletes have been at the top of their game for years and decades in some cases, but they've never gotten to compete on the Paralympic stage for such an international audience and For some of them. A gold medal is kind of that last empty spot in their trophy case that they want to fill. So Tokyo 2020 is going to be a new and major opportunity for these athletes. Yeah, that's exciting. Definitely gonna be watching out for those new sports and players. But let's not forget the repeat athletes coming back to the Paralympics who are the reigning champs on your radar? Lot to choose from here. First. There's Fanny Militia, a swimmer from Hungary at 16. She was the youngest athlete to represent her country at the 2000 and eight games and Tokyo is her fourth time at the Paralympics, and she's only gotten better. Over the years in 2020. She was even named female athlete of the year by Hungary's glamour magazine. I reached out to her after she landed in Japan. And she shared why the Paralympics and her sports swimming are so important to her At my very first swimming competition. I'm asked for the first time people the same impairments. That was the point. When I said I found my group, my spot and my go in Tokyo is to finish as the least at the Paralympics. As you can imagine, Marco, That's a goal I heard from a lot of athletes, including Brazilian. Some are Daniel Dia's Who is South America's most decorated paralympian ever with 24 medals already to his name. He's actually announced that he's calling it quits after Tokyo and retiring after a successful career, But he says he doesn't want his legacy to just be about his trips to the podium. Okay, the Phoenix architect the androgynous you did. Your boss is issued by forcing more into Grange. Partial is a great songs, grand subject. Speaking about Paralympians, Diaz said. What defines each one of us is what is inside of us and inside of us, There's a very strong force capable of achieving big dreams and big goals. Dis added that he wants his legacy to be about breaking the barrier of prejudice that sometimes surrounds Paralympians. That would certainly make a mark are their sports Bianca included in the Paralympics that are not at the Olympics. Yeah, There are two of them. The first is Bacha, which is played by athletes with neurological impairments that impact their motor function. This is really similar to the Italian game of Bochy. Athletes throw balls at a target on the ground and try to get the ball as close to the target as possible. Then there's also gold ball. It's actually one of the oldest Paralympic sports. And was the first sports specifically for athletes with visual impairments here. Each team has three players who try to throw their ball into the opponent's net, which is a big net kind of like a soccer net. Turkey and Lithuania took gold back in Rio in 2016, But Israel's women's team has made some serious strike since then, and they could possibly get their first gold ball medal this summer in Tokyo. Go Ball and Baca looking forward to that, and much more. A lot of action. The world's Bianca Hillary has been covering the Olympics and Paralympics for us, Bianca Thanks for raising the curtain. Thanks so much, Marco. The Paralympic opening ceremonies in Tokyo today had fireworks dancing and the iconic parade of athletes no fans in the stands. Of course, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris was one of the dignitaries in attendance. You can check out the sights on our instagram. Find.

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition

The World: Latest Edition

07:41 min | 10 months ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition

"It's really easy to get this impression. That japan messed up. Even though it's more complicating. That and i i would never want people to see japan that way. Coaching ikano from sofia university is also concerned about visitors. Coming away with the wrong impression of japan is not that much sense of husky de so. I do hope that they don't have to go back home with a sense that this was rather disappointing. This is not what we expected and the japanese government pulled us essentially ally that That we're going to be welcome. While the majority of the japanese public think games should be called off. Some volunteers are doing what they can to welcome overseas visitors. There bringing origami and pieces of japanese culture to members of the media who have to stay in the copen safe bubble and out of tokyo streets. Still mcconnell says the initial messaging behind tokyo twenty twenty is not holding up these by gopher all the promises made about the recovery olympic centered about the spirit of Techy we are so far from both ideas but the games in tokyo are just getting started over the next two weeks. The athletes will be focused on the events. They've been training for looking to make some of their own olympic history for the world. I'm bianca hillier. China's president xi jinping made a surprising visit this week. He traveled to the tibet. Autonomous region of china visit comes as chinese authorities are looking to further control tibet's traditional buddhist culture and generally the region. Robert barnett is an expert on to bed. He's a research associate at the school of oriental studies in london. Tibet is always in the news on the back burner robbie but this seems important to help us understand why there's visit tobacco significant for china's president. That hasn't been a visit by a chinese president since one thousand nine hundred thirty one years since we've seen a visit at this level to debate and it comes at a very important time for two reasons one as tensions between china and india which are all along. The tibet order are rising rapidly. India's mobilized fifty thousand soldiers to the board of china's probably done the same so this is a big signal that could raise tensions along that border and the second reason is that china's program too. Shall we say controlled. Culture into bed and religion is really gaining momentum. Now from what we can tell from the small signs of news that come out so she jinping being there is a sign that this cultural shall we say. Cultural management program is really gathering momentum so the signal She ascending to this border tension between china and india. What message is he sending. Well he didn't go just to the tibetan capital. Lhasa hit the a place he went to was a place coordinating tree which is about three hundred miles east of lahser much lower altitude and nutri is the main chinese base for imigrants. That's why the chinese liked to live. If they've got the choice could it's lower altitude. But it's also the main military base for the troops. The chinese troops and is very close to the disputed indian border so we have a very interesting phenomenon. A huge amount of videos being poured out of china show this visit by xi jinping. They all show him meeting monks and ordinary people in the streets very relaxed. But they don't show anything to do with the military or security or place but probably that may have been the real reason why he was. There was to to show support for the troops who are lining up against the indian soldiers on the gorda just a few miles from where he was the day before yesterday. So meantime in the background. How we're local tibetans and their government in exile responding to visit. Well i it's fascinating because the videos that china has put out a show very cla- cafe cheering crowds greeting the president. Our chairman as he walked through the streets of laws and is quite remarkable because these videos are clearly about showing no security. You don't see uniform place alone soldiers although they must all be there in huge numbers out of sight. And if you look carefully you can see these crowds very carefully arranged and they're probably selected people in the streets that cut off so it will somewhat stench manage. But we don't know what anybody really thinks inside tibet. It's almost impossible. Virtually no news comes out can really be confirmed but we do know what exiles thinking They've put out a statement. You know there's been a hundred and fifty six thousand dollars around the world off of them. In india and their exile government administration has taken kind of low key. Approach this visit and said that xi jinping could use this visit to understand better and begin negotiations with the exile allama so the exile government mcvay moderate in its approach. Still trying to push the chinese to to take a step towards talks that might resolve this. What is it seventy a conflict. Well robbie tibet's a witnessed massive economic development and an unparalleled infrastructure. Build up in recent years at. How is that effort been received into bed. Well people are very. i think. Probably thrilled about the improved infrastructure of the modernization into bed especially if they compared to surrounding countries like india qadesh nepal and so on where the standard of living is is much lower in terms of these practical issues. But people in tibet. They are very aware think although we can't read their minds and they can't really tell us but when we do the we hear a lot anguish a lot of paying about what china is doing to culture and tibetan religion languages becoming less and less significant in teaching in schools. They're pushing chinese language classes in kindergarten and in every village now they have permanent teams of officials. Every monastery in every village to bet that doesn't exist anywhere else in china so this control society events society in which now featuring pink is pushing citation chinese dominance assimilation of the culture and their religion. It won't wipe out to culture but it will definitely make a secondary. I mean no doubt. There is deep suspicion between to bed and beijing. I'm wondering though. Tibetans look over in xinjiang in northwest china and see an even more bleak future when the put them further under the thumb of beijing. What would you say about that. And the parallels between tibet and xinjiang. I think that the parallels between pension john have been hugely overplayed by foreign media and people misled about this because it but understandably because the party the communist use the same language same terms for what they're doing thought transformation. They caught it. And so on modernisation night alcohol rural revitalization and so on so they have these key terms and they use some of the same techniques but engine jong used with maximum force in tibet. They are we re ah council force being used but it's really very rare compared to xinjiang so the implementation of these policies is completely different in nature and this is probably because the chinese like so many countries and so many people are basically islamophobic. They've used the american idea of anti-terrorism from twenty years ago to justify a crackdown on essentially on islam islamic peoples of an unprecedented ferocity three in tibet. We don't see that..

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:39 min | 11 months ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Marco Woman, it's the world. It has been a tough week for Canada Heat and wildfires nearly 200 more unmarked graves of indigenous Children discovered at a former residential school. And this ongoing issue. Canada's indigenous communities want birth alerts to stop. That's when a newborn can be taken from apparent without consent. The practice is meant to protect babies, but advocates argue it disproportionately affects indigenous communities. As the world's Bianca Hillier reports. Most Canadian provinces are listening. Newfoundland and Labrador is the most recent example. It was Colonial. It was racist, and we recognize that John Abbott, minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, said this week. The province will no longer issue birth alerts, The federal government and other provincial government recognized that chop checking policy has to change in this country. The announcement is welcome news to Krista Mugrage. She's a former child services social work. Or in the province. There's still a lot of inequality and services for indigenous people in Canada. Mugrage currently works for the new Nazi avid government's Department of Health and social Development. She says birth alerts have contributed to a deep sense of fear with an indigenous communities. Expectant parents often worry, she says that asking for help during pregnancy. Will be judged as being an unfit parent, which could lead to their child being taken away. The fear has could actually impact of moms or an expectant parents decision to leak out for support or prenatal care. And actually impact their decision to go through with the pregnancy were not. The government data to confirm these fears varies greatly by province in Saskatchewan, from 2015 to 2019, a reported 78% of newborns who came into government care were indigenous in British Columbia in 2018, indigenous parents made up 58% of people subjected to birth alerts. In Newfoundland and Labrador, though the numbers are unclear, But before the practice ended this week, community members there say they have seen a sharp decline in alerts in the past two years in the right direction. German Bennu in is the executive director of the A new Round Table Secretariat, an organization that works to provide support services before child welfare gets involved. Despite the decline, Benue in, says fear of the practice has lingered Just a couple of weeks ago. She got a late night call from someone at the hospital. A lady there the was giving birth. And asking me. Can somebody be here with me? I'm afraid the trouble will be coming in. And I said there probably won't. But if they do, give me a call, I can be there in 10 minutes because of this, the new one is glad to see birth alerts formally end in Newfoundland and Labrador. The province is one of the last in Canada to discontinue the practice. After a 2019 report from the national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls called it racist and discriminatory. But the policy remains on the books in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, where advocates are hoping to use this week's momentum to end the alerts hearing over special. We're not fulfilling that obligation that we have towards reconciliation, Martha Painter a nurse and advocate for ending the policy in Nova Scotia. Spoke to the CBC this week. It's certainly demonstrates that the provinces not prioritizing.

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:37 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Extreme weather struck an ultra marathon event in a northwestern province. Runners faced hail, high winds and freezing temperatures. The world's Bianca Hillier has the details whether conditions got drastically worse, just a few hours after the 172 participants took off on Saturday morning. Photos show runners huddling under foil blankets. Local media reports that a half dozen athletes sheltered in a cave and posted videos requesting help in a group chat. By two PM the race was called off ultra events. I mean, it requires just so much more except investors because you are in these remote places. Jenna UM, is an ultra marathon race director in Hong Kong. She was not involved in this weekend's 62 Mile race. But, she says, for races like this organizer's typically closely monitor weather conditions leading up to and during the event. AP Reports The local weather center had warned for the past three days of hail and strong winds baying city authorities who organized the race, apologized in a press conference yesterday that insurgency in This was a public safety incident caused by a sudden weather change as the organizers of the marathon race. We feel a deep sense of guilt and responsibility. We express our deep condolences to the victims on our deep sympathy to the bereaved families and those who were injured. Leon Jing was one of those lost to the storm. He was an elite Chinese runner who had won this race three times before. Through a translator, Jing told.

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

01:33 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

"And i agree. This is a result of a policy. That is containment when it comes to the hamas ruling over the gaza strip says israel needs to help with rebuilding in gaza for the benefit of the two million palestinians. Living there but also to prove that hamas doesn't really look out for their best interests if the international community if the united states is president biden said come in reconstruct build futures and homes. What the hamas have never done in the fourteen years that they've will bear a rule to terrorize israel. This could bring a different future. The details of the ceasefire agreement are still unclear. Hamas says it received guarantees that israel will change its policies in east jerusalem and the among sc. Israeli officials say that is not true but without any long-term ceasefire arrangements. It's hard to see how the two sides don't end up in another round of violence in the not too distant future for the world are real. Oh saran in tel-aviv. The tokyo summer olympics are inching closer and calls for cancelling them are getting louder but calling off. The world's biggest party isn't just a matter of updating and yvette the world's bianca hillier explains there's a laundry list of groups involved in organizing this summer's olympics the international olympic committee. The japanese olympic committee the tokyo organizing committee and the japanese government..

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Being gay in Ghana: LGBT community is 'under attack'

The World

01:58 min | 1 year ago

Being gay in Ghana: LGBT community is 'under attack'

"The world now to West Africa and Gamma. That nation has long been look to as a beacon of stability on the African continent. Ghana was the first sub Saharan country to gain independence. Gonna instill pride themselves on their freedoms. But that liberty isn't afforded to everyone Consider the LGBT Q community there. Recently, Public acts of homophobia in Ghana have pushed LGBT Q gun and into the national spotlight. World's Bianca Hillier reports January 31st was supposed to be the start of something new and Ghana How crazy it was opening ceremony for the country's first ever LGBTQ center. Alex Dong core is the director of LGBT Plus Rights, Ghana, the organization running the space. Way wish to create a peaceful ourselves as a movement to be able to sit down and strategize and mobilize and quartered needs be sources. Honors. LGBTQ community has a history of fighting for freedom. But most of this organizing has been done online for security reasons. So this physical space in across signaled new opportunities, but it didn't last long. Moses fall moaning, heads up Ghana's National Coalition for proper sexual rights and family values and quickly put up a fight the presidency and the minister of foreign affairs and the RGB have every right to investigate the setting up of that office to close it down immediately and arrest and prosecute those people involved in it. In the weeks following the LGBT Q Center's opening Fella moaning led a campaign to shut down the space. Archbishop Philip Nama, president of the Ghana Catholic Bishopsconference quickly echoed the stands on local television. This practice is completely foreign to our Ghanaian culture. And the law should be friend and such a way that It is punishable in a very

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

06:05 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Where co production of GBH NPR EX lesson six months now until the Tokyo Olympics with a lot of unknowns. This week, though International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach did make one thing clear. We are not a speculating off whether the games are taking place. We are working on how the games will take place. In other words, how to keep people safe from the coronavirus. The IOC is encouraging all participating nations to vaccinate their athletes. That's raising logistical and ethical questions, though even from the athletes, here's the world's Bianca Hillier. Rumors have been flying about if how and when Olympic athletes will receive the cove in 19 vaccine. The controversy started when some suggested that athletes would get priority access IOC president Box says That's not happening. There's no blueprint for this, and we are learning every day, but we are not in favor off athletes trumping the Cube. President. Bok emphasized that once health care professionals and vulnerable groups are taken care of then athletes should be offered the shots. Many athletes agree with this stance, even though it jeopardizes their chance of competing three time Paralympian meal. Fahey from the UK says he sees both sides of the coin. Certainly you know, you start to ask those moral questions of well if it was Between yourself and annulled early relative. Then who would you rather gets? The vaccine is quite a difficult one to answer difficult, he explained, because people devote years of their lives to the games, and for some Tokyo 2020 is their final chance to represent their country on the international stage. Then his mind goes to friends and family. You know, I had much rather see my parents vaccine before me because I'm far more worried about the potential health risks for them. As far as when athletes will be offered the vaccine. IOC President Thomas Bach has asked the 206 National Olympic committees to lead their own charge. It is upper tow each government to decide. About the vaccination about access to vaccination in their respective countries. Israel's Olympic Committee says it has already inoculated half of its athletes, while Denmark and hungry say their delegations will get vaccinated in a couple of months. And in Belgium, the country's Olympic committee has already asked its government to pledge 500 vaccines for Olympians and staff. Johan, Bellman's chief physician of the committee, told local media. He doesn't see this as asking for preferential treatment. So Zeke again voting tonight sister from the physical properties that made it started moving, he says. The intention is not to preempt health care workers and vulnerable groups. But we do want to protect our athletes. Obviously, we don't want our athletes to be at a competitive disadvantage. Meanwhile, other countries haven't even started administering the vaccine to essential workers or vulnerable groups, including the host country. Japan itself. Medical workers there are scheduled to get there first shots at the end of February. In the U. S. The CDC considers more than 60% of Americans to be essential workers or otherwise vulnerable to the virus, meaning healthy. Olympic athletes have a long time to wait until it's their turn. Well, it all happen in time for the games. Vivian Reef, Berg spent more than 30 years figuring out operational challenges like this in the health care industry, she says it's possible the number of athletes coming from any one country is on the one hand. Small number relative to the number of vaccines that could be going on. A few 100 athletes, she says, isn't a lot compared to a country of millions. But on the other hand, the distribution and availability of vaccines is very uneven around the world. And even within the wealthiest countries is not widespread referred added that unless more vaccines are widely approved and available, adhering to the IOC's timeline will be a challenge. British Paralympian Neil thought, he says to him. The timeline doesn't sound feasible when you consider how many of the population would be ahead of me. In reality of the point I would be offered. The vaccine is so far down the line. I'd be long past the games have happened, so I think it's inevitable. For US athletes were gonna be jumping the queue to some degree and I guess it's how much we jump it by is the question. I asked the IOC that question once essential workers and others in vulnerable groups are vaccinated. Will athletes then be first in line? Will they be prioritized over the non vulnerable general public? Via email. They declined to comment. The IOC is expected to share more tactics to safeguard the Tokyo Olympics next week. For the world. I'm Bianca holier and one more Olympic related note to share. The IOC is upping its commitments in the fight against climate change. It's setting a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by the end of the decade. IOC President Thomas Bach made the announcement yesterday. In addition to reducing our emissions, we will offset more than 100% off our remaining carbon emissions. The IOC is doing this through the Olympic Forest project combating desertification in Africa Suhel region Within three years. The IOC says it will actually be removing more carbon from the air than it emits, and we're not just talking wonky numbers here. The Olympics have a massive audience and the IOC and host cities are using their bullhorn to show off what they can do that next year's Winter Games in Beijing. All the venues are aiming to run on 100% renewable energy. Faster, higher, stronger and now greener. So let's talk about how carbon offsets exactly work like the one IOC president Thomas Bach mentioned that's on the agenda in our weekly look at climate change Solutions. The big fix way.

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:34 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Kim Jae is picking up her four year old daughter at daycare. 36 year old didn't want me to use her full name because of the stigma attached with being a single mom. She received some economic assistance from the government. But, she says, in addition to incentivizing married couples to start families, more resources could go to nontraditional families like hers were presented to my parents. Kim says Any extra support would make a big difference because some single moms have no one to turn to for help, not even their own families. I'm telling you, what about the vehicle had a lot of money could go look for her, she says after her daughter was born. It took a few years for her mother to reach out and now she accept Kim's family. For the world. I'm Jason Strother and soul. The Japanese government and the International Olympic Committee said today. It's not true this summer's Tokyo Olympics will not be canceled. The rumor mill heated up yesterday after a report in the Times of London. The newspaper cited an anonymous source who said the Japanese government has concluded the games cannot happen and is looking for a face saving way of announcing it. Today, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Asuka said in a more polite way fake news ending the games will be a symbol of humanity's overcoming the coronavirus, Suda said. Well, we've seen this movie before. 10 months ago, The Japanese government said there was no way the 2020 summer Olympics would be delayed. Then Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, went before the cameras give us a little bit time now toe to study all these questions and to put This huge cheeks or puzzle together? Well, he put the jigsaw puzzle together and postpone the games today, Japan has far more daily new coronavirus cases than it did 10 months ago, when the Olympics were originally postponed, and public opinion polls show most Japanese people do not want the games to go on. Roughly four and five Japanese respondents said the Tokyo Olympics should be canceled or postponed again. 2020 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States. Now, just a few weeks into the new year, The LGBTQ community in Puerto Rico is grieving. Earlier this month, Samuel had been dummy on Valentin Ah young transgender man was found dead in the middle of the highway about 15 miles south of San Juan. Police are investigating valentines death as a homicide, but local advocates are urging authorities to consider his death a hate crime. Valentin is the seventh known transgender person to meet a violent death in Puerto Rico since last February, the world's Bianca Hillier reports. When Pedro Julio Serrano heard about Valentin's death, the news hit home every time that one of us is killed. It's it's like they're taking away a part of me a part of us, you know, you sometimes think, is it gonna be mean Ian Next? Serrano is an openly gay native Puerto Rican. In 2003. He founded Puerto Rico, part Toto's, an LGBTQ advocacy group and media watchdog on the island. Andy turns violence there, studly dwindled for years, he said. But in the past two years, there's been a surge men and a baby s happiness..

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KQED Radio

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Adis Ababa. If you enjoy a glass of wine every now and then you've likely tried to bottle from Australia. At some point. The U. S is a big market for Aussie vintners. So is China But now Chinese shops wanting to carry Australian wine face higher costs much higher. Chinese government has announced new tariffs on Australian wine imports as high as a 212% tax on every bottle. It is a major blow to Australia's wine industry as the world's Bianca Hillyer reports. China is pointing the finger at Australia and says the country is dumping wine into its market, causing the Chinese wine industry to crash. Australia says that's not true. Still, because of the spike in fees, the wine trade between the two countries has come to a grinding halt. The level of the tariffs essentially closes a market for Australian exports, so it will be virtually impossible for a strain exporters to send bottled wine into China. For the foreseeable future. Tony Battle Lane, CEO of Australian Grape and Wine, says people's livelihood are already being threatened off the 2400 Australian wine producers who export to China. 800 of them sell exclusively to the people's Republic that no other markets that I'd sold domestically they've set their businesses are purely around the China market, and they don't know where the next dollar will come. There's a lot of against uncertainty and just fear and confusion. James Robson of Ross Hill wines is feeling the pressure. This is just terrible news. He told ABC News Australia that nearly 20% of his product exports to China, where his customers usually placed big orders in October. To prepare for Chinese New Year on Gui Haven't done any of that VC because obviously at that texting right, it's just not sustainable. You know, our entry level wine is $10, and that's going to make it 30. Even the big players in Australia's wine industry are taking ahead. Shares in the largest one Treasury wine estates plunged 11% when the tariffs were announced. But they'll be OK, Tony battling says, because they can sell to other countries, mainly Europe, the U. S and other parts of Asia. Still 135 million layers of wine that is now going to be looking for a home. Finding new markets and forming new business relationships is tough, though, especially during a global pandemic. And battling says those other markets won't be able to make up for the loss of business with China. We've got 170 markets result, too, even if they all increased by 15% that would still live. It's $700 million in the red. So clearly, short term market diversification is not going to work. Experts say the wine tariffs are not just about reds and whites. Relations between Australia and China soured earlier this year after Australia called for an investigation into China's handling of the Corona virus pandemic. Since then, China has slapped tariffs and restrictions on a number of Australian exports, including barley, beef, seafood and sugar. Agriculture Minister David Little Proud told Sky News Australia that he's looking for clarification from China. Otherwise, the perception is that his retribution rather than any specific issue that any, whether be wine or any other commodities produced the trade war appears to be here to stay. China's Commerce Ministry said today. The tariffs could last between four and nine months. At this point, Tony battling of Australian grape and Wine says he doesn't see a clear path forward. Normally you can resolve economic disputes through negotiation, but with you can't get to the table you can't get Both parties in the same room are on the same telephone. You can't even negotiate. In the meantime, battling hopes Australian producers won't have to sell their wines under market value just to keep the lights on. For the world. I'm Bianca Hillier. Covert 19 has been traumatic. It's also been hard just to talk about. That's what motivated the owner of a bar in Rome to try something different. Cristina much Yoli owns bar feeling. She recently posted a sign banning any talk of covert among customers. I want my gosh, Mars took about anything like gossip like East Ary everything but not coronaviruses know, covered 19 chat, no speculating about upcoming rules and restrictions, No discussing lockdowns. It doesn't mean Cristina wants people to ignore the virus. It's important to follow the rules Moscow in our face, keep the distance and be careful. But but We need with positivity. No. Yeah, We do need positivity. Italy has been hit hard by the pandemic. More than 58,000 Italians have died, Kristina says. She put up the don't talk about covert sign to acknowledge the psychological toll that the pandemic is having on Italians and to encourage people to talk about literally. Anything else. See anybody know Oy. She says. If we talk about it, too often will never get out of it. And it's okay. She says, to give people a moment of peace and serenity. So what should people talk about? If not the pandemic? Well, Christina has a few suggestions. Look at the diagram. Different yellow stand almost of Bana Grandi Fratello. Big brother, You know the reality show. If not that, perhaps there's soccer, fashion pets, The weather and not everything has to be light and funny. A big part of barroom conversation.

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PRI's The World

04:05 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

"We are. The pandemic has hit small businesses. Hard especially ones. That were already struggling. Consider businesses for example the cater to marginalized groups like the lgbtq community. The world's bianca hillier reports on the uncertain future of queer bars. Erica rose remembers the first time she walked into the legendary manhattan bar. Cubbyhole i like to say how moving tape before i even did cubbyhole which is as small as its name suggests opened up in one thousand nine hundred four and then has been a safe space for queer women transgender rights and nonbinary people on air first visit. She was hooked. It was the first time it seemed clear woman now with each other being in such immediate and tangible way rid of all rain bill arms and i had our life at home there. That sentiment is widely shared within the queer community but access to that experience is slipping away. Lgbtq bars are disappearing in two thousand seven. There were nearly fifteen hundred lgbtq bars across the us. Now there's less than a thousand for bars catering to queer women. the plunge has been even steeper. The number went from thirty one bars to just fifteen compare that to sixty three thousand total bars in the us and the same trend to seen across the pond. We're studying things quite depressing quite difficult. Low marshall researches queer nightlife in london. Where since two thousand six fifty eight percent. Lgbtq venues have closed down when we working out the figure we saw took mine and so from the figures again and again and again thinking of pray. Drastic can't be that much but yeah it is like in the. Us bars for gay. Men have fared better than those for other members of the lgbtq community. Low says just one lesbian bar still stands in london but nailing down the reason for these global closures can be tough to start entrepreneurs who aren't men get a tiny fraction of investment money. So it's harder to open the doors in the first place. Plus queer people get paid sixteen percent less than six gender straight people. According to a study in the uk that means lgbtq people can have less disposable income to spend on a night out then there are the dating apps. Queer adults are twice as likely a straits to use them and therefore might not head to a bar to meet someone but low. Marshall says their research on queer nightlife points to something bigger. Lgbt chinese have open spaces that no one else wanted to occupy partly about accessibility. Party historically because of stigma and those kinds of spaces have gone Regenerated overcome become gentrified this year. Lgbtq bars in london have gotten extra help from the government but in other parts of the world. that's not a possibility. No no dr bose by open beauty. A queer bar in istanbul in two thousand eight after growing tired of facing harassment and judgmental looks in gay bars catering to men. I want to crate something for only roman because we have no space in tokyo lost facing stumble for ten years. Booty was the country's only bar for queer women but at our says it was hard to keep open. Please bothered her bar more than others. And although a dr often had a packed house sometimes spaghetti didn't bring in that much cash so a few years ago dr decided to open the bar up to the wider. Lgbtq community and has faced a bit of backlash from the original patrons. They ask are you. Change is not good three rows free. We must heavy power bar in turkey for people. Only be good for moment. Might you change this. After the switch odar did start making.

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PRI's The World

04:40 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

"This attack comes at a time of especially high religious tension Boomerang around after. Last month's murder of a french schoolteacher after he displayed a caricature of the prophet muhammad From the charlie hebdo magazine. How concerning is violence to you. We've seen an escalation. In tensions between france and orthodox muslims. There was a moment with a charlotte's web dough caricature of the prophet muhammed's considered blasphemy to show an image of either god or of the prophets. Just as a tweak to bosoms who say what do you mean we can't show the profit we will and that of course led to the murder of Some journalists at charlie hebdo present macron has come out quite bluntly and sharply against what he calls radical islam that has created a deep rift and very. Interestingly we've seen the senior officials in the idea of emerets say macron was right We've seen president aired turkey. Sing was wrong. It feels like like these tensions between people who say there are no rules and people who say the world's must be defended to the death or escalating. I found it a little curious. When i saw the headline that a world war wants ceremony was being held true by the french embassy but in saudi world war one did it impact saudi arabia. The ottomans were aligned with germany in world war one and the ottoman empire extended all the way down the coast. The red sea coast to yemen so jeddah which really was the wealthy part of saudi arabia and the jazz with all of the traders of the pilgrimage sites for mecca and medina that was under ottoman control and lawrence of arabia. T e lawrence was working to help push the ottomans out which lay the ground for the sued family from the northern plains of saudi arabia to control the arabian peninsula. The fascinating history. Jon alterman the director of the middle east program the center for strategic and international studies in washington. Thank you for your time. Thank you marco. Hungary went into a thirty day. Coronavirus lockdown today. But just hours. Before curfew hungary's rightwing government proposed new legislation. That has lgbtq activists speaking out the world's bianca hillier reports a constitutional amendment. Sent to hungary's parliament. Late on tuesday would effectively banned adoption for same sex couples in the country and while the streets of our quiet due to the covid. Nineteen lockdown the lgbtq community organizing online on social media and judging by kohl's and forums the retail that the qa. People are feeling desperate and very anxious about the amendments lucia. Dude it's the communications officer at the hatter society the largest and oldest lgbtq rights organization and hungry people are nervous about the amendments because if passed only married couples could adopt and same. Sex marriage is illegal in hungary. A small loophole in the proposal would allow single people to adopt if they're granted special permission from the minister of family affairs. However this would still not mean anything for same sex couples as we are absolutely certain that they've and actually grant exemptions for educated people according to same sex couples in hungary who have already adopted children are not at risk of getting their kids taken away instead. This new law would affect the thousands of queer couples who hope to one day build a family through adoption. Another constitutional amendment proposed. Tuesday would require children to be raised. With what the government calls quote a christian interpretation of gender roles i mean. I don't think you can really prepare for anything like this if you're not completely surprised but it still came as a shock. They're not completely surprised. Dude at says. Because hungary's far-right government has increased. Its anti lgbtq rhetoric throughout the pandemic back in may during the country's first covid nineteen surge. Hungarian lawmakers overwhelmingly voted to end legal gender recognition for transgender people. Then this fall. A children's book with trans and gay characters was called homosexual propaganda by dora. D'oro the deputy leader of the country's far right party me has on now to the mosque alone. Get your dick. Keeping almost excise propaganda ish with mesh press conference d'oro walked away from her podium ripped out the books pages.

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KQED Radio

02:40 min | 1 year ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Sandy Park, our name things like the Powell Bar and the wig bombard the club's online store is called the Trading Post. All of that is coming under renewed scrutiny now led by a group of fans called The Exeter Chiefs for Change. Elena Soaper is one of its 10 members who are not indigenous themselves, but are backed by indigenous groups. I am not personally offended By what the branding is, but I know that is racist and it is harmful and it reflects really badly on rugby is a sport but also on the current culture in the UK, they started a petition calling on the club to rebrand their okay with keeping the name Chiefs. But suggest tying it to Celtic chiefs. Instead, Thousands have signed the petition, Soaper says the organizer's have been docks threatened and abused online when you confront someone with something that they don't believe to be offensive or wrong, and something that they have treasured very closely in themselves, if you tell them that what they're doing is wrong. And that is racist. People get their backs up immensely. The Exeter Chiefs haven't spoken publicly on the issue. But fans started a counter petition in support of the branding. They say it's a respectful tribute to Native Americans. Then Ian Dunstan talkto TV. You can't trivialize this because what may have started off as a cultural appropriation has been called out by people and probably rightly so, because we're more educated now, but the way that I think most the fans and people looking at it It's actually cultural appreciation, which is a very, very different thing. On Wednesday, the club board met to consider both petitions. They decided not to change the branding. Move that many fans have praised the eggs that Air chiefs for change Group says they'll keep fighting. It's completely tone deaf. It's really disappointing that they have thrown away this opportunity to show itself as an inclusive club. But the Exeter chiefs are making one sacrifice. Their mascot. Big Chief will be laid to rest for the world. I'm Rupert. You know what really bugs me here. A guy walks into a bar. That that right there the fakey sound of canned laughter. These days, though, If you're watching sports, you might not be able to escape canned crowd noise. So where are those cheers and jeers coming from? Here's the world's Bianca Hillier. When German football teams Dorfman and buyer and hit the field for a match in May, the crowd seemingly went.

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PRI's The World

15:17 min | 2 years ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Union member states. For example from yesterday to today I was translating from Portuguese Taliban and because if I people who started to request to understanding of order it was people who work for cessation Italy said Hey. How'd you do this? We Wanna read this order because apparently Italy has not opened up. Its services to immigrants Like Portugal who exactly are Portugal's imigrants? Monica where were they mostly from? The majority are from Brazil the vast majority and then you have immigrants from Romania from Ukraine and from China as well as from parts of Africa. It really seems like Portugal's trying to do the best for everybody who lives there As compared to the US right now. It's a stark contrast. We know that the federal bill the stimulus bill does not open the door to a lot of immigrants here in the United States. Basically if you want to access unemployment insurance if you want to access the cash rebate you know the talks that are supposed to be sent out you need a social security number that blocks a lot of access to relief for many many immigrants here in the United States. You don't have a social security number. Many of those who are also deemed essential workers at this time. The world's immigration editor Monica Campbell. Thanks very much for telling us about some of the some of the benefits opening up for immigrants in Portugal. Really appreciate it. You're welcome when something like a global pandemic hits. Everyone seems to agree. That's the time to set politics. Aside right yea right in Hungary. The government Viktor. Orban's has passed sweeping new powers to try and halt the cove in nineteen outbreak. But there are big concerns over what this all means for the future of Hungarian democracy. The world's ORLA Barry has our story when lawmakers in Hungary overwhelmingly to pass emergency laws to fight the corona virus. The Hungarian public should not have been surprised after all. It's been happening all across Europe. According to Tom Kovach he's a government spokesman The same centralized measures are in place in Italy. Spain in France in the Netherlands and other places so Hungary is not experimenting something special. These extraordinary measures the routine today all over the globe but there is a difference. Most countries in Europe have placed a time limit on emergency measures setting a certain date for new laws to be reviewed and maybe revoked but not Hungary that is extremely unusual and actually is the most concerning element Martha part. V is with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee a human rights group based in Budapest. She says new emergency measures in Hungary could go far beyond just protecting the public from the impact of the virus. The Hungarian government also under this emergency mandate can adopt basically any type of government decree. It can set aside laws. It contains laws. There is no sort of hard limits on the type of topics that these government decrease can touch on. Viktor Orban's government was hardly a beacon of democracy up to now but part. V says recent moves. Do not bode well for Hungary's future. I think there's quite a cause for alarm given how the Hungarian government in the past ten years has really been on a course of dismantling strong checks and balances and creating an environment which actually assist the executive branch of government to do its job with the least hindrance. In other words this is really about executive overreach but Kovac. The government spokesman dismisses that criticism Extraordinary Measures. The rights to rule by decree is confined to the area of fighting wireless. No other measures can be taken. It's temporary because parliament can revoke anytime and parliament remains operational. That's true revoking emergency lows however will take two thirds majority in parliament and the opposition parties in Hungary. Full very far short of that. It's not just the lack of a sunset clause that setting off alarm bells. There's also a new five-year prison term for anyone. Found guilty of spreading false information about the virus. Some worry that the real goal here is to silence dissent and stifle freedom of expression. Peter a day is with an independent media outlets in Budapest. Your turn on TV. And you'll see people calling for the arrests of reporters and editors and I think that will have a chilling effect. Even if people don't believe that they are going to get arrested. This will affect you if you hear on the news that people are calling for your arrest at Bull Affect you day wonders. What will happen? If journalists ask questions about Hungary's healthcare system which has been poorly funded during Orban's rule. European leaders are asking questions to and I'm particularly concerned with the situation. In Hungary. That's our slow Vondra. Line President of the European Commission which says it will examine political developments in Hungary emergency measures in the corona prices. Maybe necessary but these emergency measures have to be limited and very important they should be subject to regular scrutiny. We will take action as necessary as we have already done in the past but taking action against Hungary is complicated journalist. Peter our day says the e you could try to hold back funding. Hungary economy is reliant on EU money and subsidies and we are reliant on other economies. And if this could affect you subsidies hungry could be getting. I think that could possibly have effects on their policies but the reality is that any move like that would need the support of a you leaders at Hungary's neighbors like Poland are unlikely to go along because the Polish government fears. It could be next e you states are also struggling to cope with the curl virus themselves so if to Orban really is going for power grab. It's just one more headache. E You could do without for the world. I'm Waterbury in London. With the corona virus. Kids have questions lots of them in New Zealand. Children had a pressing concern for their prime minister to send. Our dern is the Easter bunny an essential worker it will be placed in our that we do consider both the tooth fairy. The Easter Bunny to be essential workers. The prime minister did add a caveat though the bunny and to ferry are pretty busy and also need to stay home with their own families just like the rest of us so sadly the Easter Bunny and tooth fairy may not have time to visit all the kids in New Zealand this year not to worry those said prime minister are dern. I have a bit of an idea that may be in lieu of the Bunny Bing over to make it to your home. You can create your own Easter hunt for the children in your neighborhood. Not Your Typical Easter Egg. Hunt no basket in hand. Got To keep the kids. Six feet apart. Can't have them diving for the same egg. Maybe drawer an Easter egg and pop it into your front window and help children in your neighborhood with their own. Easter egg hunt a smart way to distract children with the added benefit of no putrid smell from that one egg that the kid couldn't manage to find. Panama is taking some unusual steps to try and halt the spread of the corona virus. A gender based curfew women can leave the House on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays men on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays Sundays. Everyone must stay indoors. Chavez urines is a pediatric infectious disease specialist who is serving on the Advisory Commission for the Corona virus in Panama. Doctor says why did Panama Institute a curfew along gender lines when he's not based on set? The main strategy is to cut in half the relation of people in the streets so at the beginning we're started with the last number of the national identity car so let's say if if the last number was four people was allowed to leave the house for supermarkets or pharmacies between Dion Five. So when we saw that means that people were not everyday so we had to rely the best way to go dotting half so I mean was there another metric that you could've used to essentially divide the population in half like was gender. Just the most obvious one for the policeman control the city of people in the streets for example in Monday Wednesday Friday only women in the streets. I the other this man. So why not related to sex differentiation? You was only created gutting half the people in the streets. So I see Peru has also started gender-based curfew as well. How are these work aiming? What's your experience in Panama? Are you finding that it makes a meaningful difference? We believe that making it very because we see less people in the streets. What what is the current situation in terms of infection and mortality in Panama with cove in nineteen are you? Are you bothered by the numbers? Compared to other countries right now we have two thousand cases two point five percent mortality Panama International for sea and air for the region. So we have many stories coming to for business and for stories we have institute. A research institution hearing analogy very well known to rationalize call us east of research and they have mapped the whole genome of the virus and they have traced the first buyers enter the country. They dress to travel from Europe and then travels from us because we cut almost immediately all the traffic from China after that we have to decide to got all the traveling and she being taken out is the Panama Canal. Now closed. Isn't that glows. Chips can go through. But who is minimal amount of anime impersonal? Helping inside the sheet Zambia. Say is a urines as a pediatric infectious disease. Specialist and also on the Advisory Commission for the Corona virus in Panama. Doctor Thank you very much. Thanks to you. More than a third of the planet's population is under some form of a lockdown. Think about that about two and a half billion people indoors you know by now how tough it is to cram into small spaces with other people for weeks on end just in the nick of time. Here's the world's Bianca Hillier with some tips from two women who are spending a long time together in very tight quarters on purpose son of a sorby and Hilda. Following strong have lived separate but similar lives. The two women in their fifties have spent decades exploring opposite ends of the world the Antarctic and the Arctic. But now they couldn't be too much closer together. Hello IS THIS BIANCA. Cinnabar calling Silva who is Canadian and Hilda? Who's Norwegian called me from their one room wooden cabin in Saul barred a cluster of islands between Norway and the North Pole known for their rugged terrain of glaciers and frozen Tundra. The islands are home to more polar bears reindeer and Arctic foxes than people. It's closer than off and it's extreme. Even the self-proclaimed polar ambassadors have been there for seven months. If actually they won ninety six day one ninety-six of being isolated by choice for a good cause son of and Hilda our citizens scientists who teamed up with researchers to record whether patterns test new technologies for solar and wind energy and observe wildlife behavior in one of the most remote areas on the planet. They don't have any running water or electricity. And there's nobody to speak with but each other we're living in a very very small space in the mayes taping in in what we could call the living room and I'm sleeping in what we call the kitchen. The found a few tricks to cope with the closeness. I Hilde says to start the day on your own terms. We have a little. I'm in the morning when we're waiting for the house from okay. Temperatures and we're in HR bands and reading and writing. And Um slowly come alive and this is called little son of a says they consider this alone time to be almost sacred as they prepare for a full day of intense togetherness we try to things together and find the day to get her. It doesn't always happen because we're normal people. We both have feelings and mood just like with any relationship. Son of a says communication is key. We need something we asked for it. Like if we need the space or time or something we live in a world war sometimes. We're not used to doing that. We think that it's selfish to ask what we need. I think that's the most unselfish thing people could do right now. He'll also says. Make sure to make space for fun. Once the day's work is done. They always try to celebrate. We always have Friday night every night. They loved to listen to joss stone on their ipod or watch one of the few movies they brought with them on a hard drive and they always make dinner together because a lot of energy and the meal into the dinner and we always my handle. We tried to do something special every day. It's so important for both of us to be involved in things because one person does all the set up around a celebration of a Friday night dinner and the other one is not involved if not as Salvatori so the fact that we both participate in the creation of the celebration is a really big deal just like cove in nineteen is separating families around the world son of an Hilda haven't seen their loved ones in a long time son of told me it helps to talk about them. It's very important to celebrate the people that you can't spend time with bring them into the conversation at dinner. You know. Talk about the friend that you can't spend time with talk about the relationships in your life son. Hilda were supposed to head home to those relationships in early. May after two hundred seventy days together at their tiny cabin in the Tundra but because of cove in nineteen they like a lot of us are facing an uncertain future. Ships are no longer headed to their remote area. Son of a says. The trip home has been postponed. We're not sure where I'm going. Leave actually kind of like us. Some of the and Hilda don't know how long they're isolated lives will last but they know they have each other making difficult times much. Easier were stripped of all of our nouns and all of our conference from back home. But we're having the time of my life for the world I'm being Hillier at the world dot. Org.

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PRI's The World

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

"We can actually have a vaccine for use within a reasonable amount of time for him? Reasonable would mean less than two years. Back at the pastor institute I'm in the VIN Jozy lab run by the Virologist Marco venues. This scientists is growing chemicals together in what looks like a high tech lender. What she's doing is part of the labs work tracking the way viruses evolve over time with the hope of advancing vaccine development. But they don't expect any immediate breakthroughs. We imagine the vast majority of approaches that we try to develop to make vaccines will not work. The newsies lab has started preliminary research on a vaccine that would target a number of corona viruses. Not just the one that causes covert nineteen. This would be groundbreaking especially as researchers speculate. That current vaccine breakthroughs could become obsolete as the virus evolves. We can imagine that in ten years an entirely. Different Corona virus looked out for which the current vaccine would not work venues. He says for now the Moderna Naiad vaccine holds the most promise and he agrees that working together is helping to speed the long process of vaccine development. Inverarity we're such a small community overall that we all know each other around the world this time with Kovic nineteen. I think has really been nice to see that. There is a much bigger true collaboration. Where whether it's in public health or in the research community. The results are made available as soon as possible. The tools molecular tools that groups are developing are being made readily available to other teams. This is something to take comfort in. He says the path toward a vaccine against the new corona virus isn't an arms race but a true global partnership for the world. I'm Rebecca Rosman in Paris. If you've been paying any attention to the news you probably know quite a bit about Cova. Nineteen now imagine though being entirely unaware of it. Imagine that you've never even heard the word corona virus that's a situation for one group of people as the world's Bianca Hillier reports people around the world are living in a new reality of being stuck inside their homes but most of them have access to the news and are constantly hearing updates about the cove in nineteen pandemic contestants on the game show. Big Brother aren't getting those updates. The rules of this game requires virtually no contact with the outside World No. Tv's no phones. No computers no news. Big Brother is an international reality. Show in which a group of people live together in the same house while cameras record their every move big brother. Germany started filming in early February and contestants on big brother. Canada moved in a few weeks ago so they weren't told entire cities and countries are on lockdown. They weren't told their families are panic. Buying toilet paper canned beans in a recent episode. The Canadian contestants said they were confused. The live audience wasn't in the studio the last time someone got voted off the show because the first addiction we heard people in the series filmed in Israel. The hosts explained.

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PRI's The World

05:47 min | 2 years ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

"A lot people. Good deal side after being trumpets along. I normally this this area that I'm going to right now it's a little more populated but we'll see I mean there's there's a couple of good mobile. I told the supermarket don't think it's open. I guess I'm not getting anything. Take Canadian Stephen Lee Cycling around a very quiet Wuhan from one stressful situation to another residents of southwest. Puerto Rico Rico. Say the Earth started moving beneath their feet in late December. In some ways it has not stopped shaking. Since that's because Puerto Ricans have experienced eleven significant earthquakes quakes in the past forty days thousands of smaller ones. The most recent big one a five point three magnitude that struck yesterday residents in the city of Ponce are not far from the quakes offshore. Epicenter Luis Etcheverry is a businessman. There he says yesterday's quake was especially jarring. It was very early in the morning and I was getting getting ready for work. And all of a sudden everything started shaking. The window started shaking. The closet door started shaking the bed. Everything was shaking waiting for like twenty thirty seconds. What it's been like living through this for so long is crazy? 'cause is like dirt moving the floor every time you type to take a step. Yep and December the earth has been shaken and weird at his always been shaken into southern part of the island and specifically to this out west part. Got The island the stronger or have been there and it's this a lot of uncertainty. A lot of confusion a lot of people that need a psychological help. Some of the houses people dare cared. Go in there scary. They go in quite will happen and the fruit will fall and Taba me and that happened actually. Some the house's failing double cars and fell sideways balconies are no longer. There is weird. That's that's worse we are is crazy so I know you're Tampon. Say has been hit by quakes but nearby other towns have been hit even harder. You travel to some of those places or you kind of describing what you saw there. Yeah there were some roads. Roads were closed. And the WANNA get cowger area. People suffer more because the epicenter was right there in close to them. A friend of mine that live near the coast rose said that well I lost my house but not my reason and it was a really nice house and is gone. I mean it's lost so with the homes. Collapsing people are scared to move back inside where they sleeping where they living dare leaving our cars leaving intense outside of the houses US close with their cars close to their belongings is a struggle goes. There is this house is not safe for no more but my memories are there. My belongings are there. I need to leave but but I don't WanNA leave. So what do I do so I just parked my car in front. Ns Lebron the car. And if I'm lucky to get a ten I ten near to my car art and I lived there in neighbors would have some help with com- distances word people get closer when everything's fired for others. We tend to help in in Atlanta Han. But it's hard even for the kids medical a couple of the hat to kits and their children on there going inside the house so again. There's a struggle because there is the fear it's just hard to say Here again you can see Rabin trying to recover from Maria here. Again's you know where they're coming. Do you know where they're going to. They're gone earthquakes. Not so much and those kids I mean have school. Buildings collapsed in our school still in session. School in some Eras Harris are not in session some of the schools are certifies saved andor some us as we say in terms of how safe it is but but most of the kids are not going to school. So it's it's a struggle. It's a struggle. Well there. Is this kind of odd sidebar. A few weeks ago a warehouse that that was full of aid supplies OAS found in ponce and this applies apparently came from disaster relief after Hurricane Maria in two thousand seventeen people were pretty Outraged over that right. Oh yeah there were. There were outraged because again at dot time and nowadays. There's still people in need who take scare them. WHO's to blame for all that aid in that warehouse? That should have been used in gone to people on two years ago. Three years ago Dat Dat. I totally agree with you. I don't know but The process there were supposed to be in place. Apparently were not in place. And when you do that and you overlook what needs to be done this things he's happened. Louis Ivar ears a businessman who lives in Ponce Puerto Rico close to the epicenter of the recent string of earthquakes. Louis thank you very much and good luck. Thank thank you saw mercer last week on the show. We told you how cows talk to each other this week. Penguins take the stage judge. The world's Bianca Hillier Explains Penguins might not be able to fly. They Waddell they splash. They're kind of adorable. Then there's the squawking now a new study from the University of Torino is taking a closer look at those squawks turns out there called songs. Stewart's simple at the University of Roehampton in London studies the way animals communicate with each other then songs so we have a structure is strikingly similar to what we see in human language. The new penguin study was conducted in Italian zoos. It looked at six hundred songs from twenty adult African Penguins. Songs like.

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"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

03:13 min | 2 years ago

"bianca hillier" Discussed on PRI's The World

"Is such a powerful force in our world and how many things it affects. Another thing that we've been reporting on here has been a horrible locust outbreaks in the Horn of Africa. Increased rainfall in eastern Africa is partly driving those local outbreaks as well which have been devastating for farmers and herders. So really all these things we're talking about are deeply connected. The world's Anna Customer. Thanks a lot thanks Carol if sport is about pushing human limits. What's this next story? Takes US pretty close to the edge the roads Bianca Hillier ventures into the freezing cold world of ice swimming. You ice swimming is just what it sounds like. Swimming is anything below five degrees. Jack Kennedy is a world renowned ice swimmer. Five degrees Celsius is forty one degrees Fahrenheit for context. The ocean temperature outside of Boston. Today is just just above that one other thing about ice swimming know wet suits allowed just a swimming cap goggles earplugs and a regular old swimsuit. Kennedy says it's not that they enjoy the called. Nah Not really know the level Goto now. It's extremely painful. Kennedy's nickname is Dr. Your ice. Next month he leaves his home country of Ireland and heads to Antarctica. His goal is to complete an ice swim on every continent might sign then again again. It's only a plan. So guaranteed to swim one mile distance inside the Antarctic Circle. That's really dangerous. Even in perfect conditions swimming in water that cold could cause respiratory issues even hypothermia. So I- swimmers like Kennedy trained for months. They slowly trained to get used is to colder and colder water. One of four started. I was obviously being the bit saying you know it was such a new thing. People talked with something wrong with me as we started to achieve in some communities Ardabil Chris and got lower and then realize afraid than people being that dialed in could have health benefits to research shows. Cold hold water can ward off illness and even help with depression and anxiety. There's an international ice swimming association with athletes in seventy eight countries right now. It's busy season in Antarctica. I'm speaking to you from inside. My tenants deepen eastern Tortuga. That's Lewis Pugh of England. Speaking to me from one of the most remote places on Earth pugh went to Antarctica last week to attempt to become the first person to swim under an Antarctic icesheet. Yeah under her. A sheet of ice he and his team planned every stroke of the swim defy some from here and then around this corner here keep keep well clear those sir. I checked in with you after his swim. The sumo is certainly one of the toughest swimmers my life and certainly the most dangerous a ten minute swim in thirty two degree water in just a speedo. If you're like me you'll have to see it to believe it. The photos are on our instagram page. Where at PRI THE WORLD.

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