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"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Decision making process. To be at the municipality level for one to another case by case. Basis! But I'm complaining in the had somebody told me. In November two, thousand eighteen when we started this party or Generate Twelfth, two, thousand, eighteen, when I announced candidacy that. We would be in this position only two years later outsail. Come on, give me a break. Because this is truly from scratch truly from scratch to being the position. To organize those huge protests. To be a desired apartment. To be political factor without a single. Representative with any level of government to being intermediate. Is is really astounding to me in. The middle levels. So. Yeah! It's actually cool. of course that brings with it. The growing pay AIDS rights. Because you have to decide. How to handle Vogel's. Personally personalities universal personnel issues. That they arise. mostly when there is either a travel or great success rate, people cannot handle idea. Well. In trouble, the blame everybody else, but it's good success. People WanNA claim the glory. So he adds. You're? You there to actually clean up the mess. v are going through the process which was to be expected. But even! If of had all the experience in the world even. Even if you you were. You have been in such situations in the past. They always surprise you. Because you think you know the people they will do that then. An. On it, you smile I smile at the same time regarding the media coverage of the last week. It's like. You know I know how hard it's been for anybody with. The state run TV all this to get any coverage and what? Who would have thought that something like this would come up in boom. You're getting more coverage than you ever before. While we him up, complaining I. Mean I I've never been. Ever in my life. Of faced with the possibility of some legal proceedings against me number in it's it regardless of how minute tour? Or serious cities, it is not a pleasant experience in so i. don't I. Don't like that for you know. But you do what you need to do to. GET AHEAD When it seems like the more exposure you get from things like this. They're going to have to pay more attention to other things like peace walks in Luca, and those well. We've talked about him. I guess we need to keep talking about it so. That was another thing if people say now that the pedantic bag. What you do, show you responsible face any basic ever gonNA stop. Doing those loss, or or a will that be seen as the giving in to pressure, the purchasing power, who will in our low us and I using? The situation to their advantage, so we decided to fight it. To give fighting in. A we demonstrated into to be Hudson to its in a responsible manner, and that's what we will keep doing..
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Virtual day. Powers Decides to turn. That city into a district doesn't belong to. Either Republicans have Scott. Feathers. Therefore. They both. quit claim. There is clearly on their maps. They haven't continues. Sin Circle. Federation shows. It has access to the Alvarez. The city's really has tone lows regulations. And eat citizens. Can vote can elect rather. They wanted votes. As, Park, over the focus of Scout. Federation. Can choose whether they want to vote left or roads rights. South, depending on how they view of really weird things so anyway because we protests in protested thus far. In. In several cities in. We decided to go to the district now. Which is not the federation for 'em van. We will go to buy a new car. Hopefully riches Koepka subscribe. so that's the plan now this Saturday. It is supposed to have this purchase for we are supposed to organize protests. Four can be ready in M. at night. We as opposed to have simply for the stadium which. would be delegates. COBB elect their leaders and so It would be a town hall meeting where I Give My. I just heard today that. We yet to receive. the permanence. From the mayor of the city to organize the prentice. Peace March. So it's GonNa be interesting to hear whether they will allow us to of course. They've unlimited to be hundreds, we will do the same thing that we did into a lot and in the hot should be numbered each participant. So, they can tell us that we didn't hold. We will enforce the this. Because every participants will rare will carry. Banner in. For -ticipant. Hold the banner for inside this than. For it sides them, there is a distance between more than enough. For us to save before the rules in addition to wear masks, and so on even though. When you're outside, it's early recommended. Required to wear mask. Up to that. That's supposed to happen in on Saturday on Sunday. planning. To go to siblings. I know the thing. All the. Events. Happened around to July level prior to July love. Cooperation. Of Ninety, five. Still, dominate go there for A. March, than for the mass funeral mistime. You'll be pandemic conditions. They didn't allow people to just few selected crew people to go. But then I said Go. The first opportunity that presented itself of those surveillance just on my own. That would be there as well. So, that's supposed to. Sunday I come back Sunday. Of the study is. Facing Clai! In the meantime of Also had the. Last Sunday phasing. Fish Clyde. Where I didn't have guests, but it's interesting. Sometimes people want. To talk to one of the. Really Great Conversation, a lot of people showed up. It was interesting. So. That's really the very exciting unexpected. Exciting Week. And unexpected media we are. We got the news from the Central Electoral Commission that our. Our requests to be registered in certified and approved to participate in local elections in. Two Thousand Twenty in. Thirty eight municipalities with the. Candidates for mayor Sir mayorships so got gutted crude. We didn't get we didn't have. Any. Objection any comments any request to amend. Leah. Permits request. Will that only happens the they take stemple of our. Signature of collected in case they have any any Discrepancy or person who signed two lists organ provide the right. Idea of social security, driving license or whatever the. Vadim ski to submit the digital numbers and some this time nothing really we pass the best implying collar so. On. Our tone to candidate. we, we have a until believe. seventy-two. To submit. Candidate lists. Of those. When Paleckis said twelve mayoral candidates. Daddy's battle because people WANNA. BE Almost, everybody would like to be higher on the list. Them. They think they will be. Some! Reason for CERNAN's. Personal issues and Personalities personally ship. So we'll see. Also need to. Thinking about the strategy, local strategies for students to Paletti different contain. Everything bundling or Exactly that to the elections. Lot Of. Issues but. At the same time I have several students who agree to defend their CETACEANS. Online. And very, happy. About that. So. Trying to get to the states. To see chilling grand children to go to the university. Understand the when he goes to the derive, it's almost like. Crazy so. Very strange thing righted. Desert to play Could have imagined such thing deserted US show to. Such a vibrant place just in terms of the lawsuit itself I mean. As, you said it's..
Serbia-Kosovo talks 'back on track
"Now Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo's statehood since Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in two thousand and eight, nearly a decade after a very bloody war dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina began in two thousand eleven, producing some thirty agreements most of them, though a not observed, but after talks broke down a couple of years ago, the parties are communicating again with both the EU and the US weighing in well for more I'm joined by James, Kara Lindsay who's visiting professor at the NFC and author of the politics of recognition and engagement, e you, member-state relations with Kosovo James Let's begin with the US involvement. Where do we stand with this? Well. There was a lot of excitement that the united. States was getting involved in this process a couple of years ago. There was a sense Washington really wants it's gets are. Big International Agreement. This was going to be one of trump's moments of glory. That was going to get reelected. And so there was a lot of activity that was going on. By the United States role, the separate from the e U process switch continuing as you've noted since two thousand eleven. But recently it's basically collapsed in this collapse for number of reasons one because they would charges brought against the presidents of Kosovo. For War Crimes but also I think that we just up against the clock in the United States Rick. Grenell the US ambassador to Germany, who was handling this? It looks like he's going to be very involved in trump's reelection campaign, and as we know it less than four months to go before the US election. I, think the latest sellings way hand over to Europe is saying look I've. Got To be dealing with now, so the ball is very very certainly back in the European court now and there was a video summit on Friday chaired by the the the Cherry double-act Merckel macron. What what transpired? The the problem as Well. There's a whole range of problems. As again as you noted as being a range of agreements have been put in place over the past, a number of years most which haven't really been observed, but there's also been deep divisions within the European Union about what they want. Now there's been a number of proposals being coming forward a nice been suggestions that the President Sukasto vote and Serbia. Actually at one point very close to a deal, but controversially that would include some so the territorial swap and we know that Germany in actual fact Britain as well a very very opposed to this. The. Americans on the other hand seem to be open to the idea although they seem to be a rowing buckle now now. I'm so the probably essentially have is that we need a big picture secondments here and the Europeans have been pressing so small normalization agreements, which is all very well and good boots. As I'm saying I worked Cypress pathetic years, and these small agreements, a justice difficult to get into place, and even more typical in many ways to implement than actually spending time focusing on a big picture final deal, and so I think this is the real question about half now. Is it going to be back to try to get these piecemeal agreements that don't really work or all week in the focus on the big picture? Final settlements. Will really put this issue behind both Kosovo. and Serbia and of course that question becomes very urgent, because it looks as if the leaders of Serbia in Kosovo will meet face to face in Brussels later this week. Yes I'm I mean to be honest with you? I don't think anyone's really expecting that. We can see any big breakthroughs now. and I again. I'm I'm very very skeptical that you're really even knows what it wants. the IT could be a return to these sort of. These small bitsy talks which you don't get me wrong. These are important things that needs to be doubts which will make long foot for people in costumes survey much better. But like a Lotta people a my view is the you sold. If they were the big picture deal, anyway and so what you're doing is many ways wasting time on energy block treasurer on all these trying to get these small agreements, which in the end don't really get implemented because that fundamental big picture agreement so. I I think the big problem here is that it's it's. Europe's coming at the wrong way. I mean Europe officials as saying that resolution is the only way that Serbia and Kosovo seek to become members of the EU. Do you think that that's a big enough incentive? Well. I mean I. Get sent certainly in Kosovo there is. A growing realization something needs to be done so often. Votes Clayton dependency. The was that we go from. There was a we've got. The Americans behind US rebuilt the British the French recalled Germans. They're going to go out and tell. The world recognized Kosovo and in the first few years. That seems to be what was happening and we got to a point where about one, hundred ten or hundred thirteen of the one hundred ninety three members of the UN recognized. Kosovo But Russia and China refuse to recognize it, so that prevents full you and membership, but what we've seen in the past couple of years is Serbia's lobbied countries to withdraw that recognition of Kosovo is now recognized about ninety seven countries so I think in Prishtina this realization if we want to join the UN if we want to be a normal, fully accepted country on the world stage, we've got to reach a final deal with Belgrade. What is it that we? We can offer Belgrade. The Belgrade might be willing to accept. The trump is what it sink. President Sanctuary was willing to offer Belgrade's. The German said No. We're not willing to allow it to go that far because if you stop changing borders between Serbian, Kosovo. Even if this is consensual, you'll not problems north Macedonia and Bosnia so we we have a fundamental problem here of how we're going to deal with something that frankly speaking could be dealt with sally easily. If, there was sort of coincidence abuse amongst the Americans, the Europeans, subs and the Kosovo Albanians James. Thank you very much? Indeed, that's James Collins.
Leaders Including Bill Clinton Mark 25 Years Since Srebrenica Massacre
"Marking 25 years today since this Rabb Rennick a massacre when 8000 Muslim men and boys were killed. World leaders addressing a ceremony by video message, including Bill Clinton, it is more important than ever. To remember the in Bosnia and across the world. Really democracy. Acquires a genuine commitment. 200 closest society to Yuen Courts declared the massacre of genocide, the first in Europe since World War two
Srebrenica: Bosnia marks 25 years since massacre
"Years today since the Sabrina Cup massacre. On this day, 8000 Muslim men and boys were killed their bodies dumped in mass graves that are still being uncovered, or leaders addressed this ceremony but video message a precaution taken due to Corona virus restrictions. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said. A generation has come of age since that horrific day. Let's build a future that will benefit all peoples, regardless of race or religion and united Cine shared values based on individual rights to Yuen courts declared the massacre of genocide, the first in Europe since World War two. The U. S Army has announced
Muscling up to China and 25 years since Srebrenica
"Tom Switzer, he and welcome to another episode off between the lines now today on the program will be commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of Europe's worst massacre since the Holocaust in ninety, ninety, five more than eight thousand people died in Shrimp Nitsa. The town was supposed to be a U N protected safe haven in the vicious civil war that tore Yugoslav apart instead the civilians ended up being massacred by Bosnian Serbs. Were lightning fast with their superior weapons. They easily overran the lightly. I'm Bosnian government troops and the token full civilian peacekeepers. The UN's Valley to protect the civilians inspired Washington to launch unilateral action against Serbia and end the civil war. Would things be the same today now? That's later in the program, but first defense. Last week the Morrison. Government launched a defence strategy and force structure review now the move signals a major shift away from the strategy outlined in the last defence white paper. Remember that just four years ago in two thousand sixteen. It plotted out Australia's strategic costs for the next decade. But that White Paper has as we know been rapidly overtaken by Vince covert China or that now the new review has promised two hundred and seventy billion dollars over the next decade to enhance Australia's defence capabilities with renewed focus on areas like Saba and spice capabilities and the possible development of hop sonic weapons will be fitting aircraft with long-range anti-ship missiles, increasing underwater surveillance and boosting fuel ammunitions reserves. Now, underscoring the seriousness of the shift, the Prime Minister even drew comparisons to the nineteen thirties and the lead up to world. War Two that period of the nineteen thirties. Is Been Something I've been revisiting on a very regular basis and when you connect by the economic challenges and the global uncertainty. It can be very haunting, but is the money too much or not enough is going to all the right places, and we'll do enough to safeguard Australia from China's increasing assertiveness and is rapidly growing military capabilities. What's the role of Australia's diplomacy? And all of this will joining me to discuss this at three distinguished guests. By skill is professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University Holiday Bites. Thank you good to be here Melissa Conley. Tar is a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. Hi There Melissa could to speak again Tom. And Pay. The Jennings is executive director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. Tom No. Can you talk us through the top of scenarios and potential conflicts that the defense review is preparing us for the scenario that the review is focusing on is one involving a high end conventional conflict, so I've gone to the days of stabilization operations in t more Counterterrorism operations in Afghanistan This document is preparing foresight on onsite conflict. Involving countries that have sophisticated military forces. And, of course, the document doesn't say. I don't think it would be reasonable to expect it to say. That China is the problem. But let me tell you China is the problem that is the now neoplasia competitive that way of thinking about when we think about what's adequate in terms of the topic of military capability we need to have. and to does reflect to change. From past years Tom I recall when I started by defense career, we were thinking much more about the risks presented by Indonesia, and the so called low level in cushions in the northwest. Of course, that's no longer features in anyone's strategic thinking. Really it's about China and the risks that the People's Republic is presenting to all of its neighbors in abroad since in the Indo Pacific region and beyond I cabinet crudely putting it some sites laying the groundwork for fortress Australia US sign. This is preparing us to join a potential use LID. Containment slash war against China for example to protect Taiwan Peter Jennings. I think that is it covers a spectrum of possibilities. One possibility which I think is Epson you were in terms of language of the document is that we might conceivably end up having to face military conflict without being able to rely on the direct combat support of the United States, and that's what leads to discussions around extra stockpiling munitions and fuel insightful. But I think in general terms. Yes, the expectation is that Australia. Through its history has been a country that forms coalitions usually have like minded partners, the share the same types of objectives. And the the plan will design the Defense Force. Really gives us the capacity to do that with Rachel Ellis lecture, example, Japan but also with our traditional ally the United States okay bates skill. You've recently completed a review of China's defense capabilities and its recent military modernization, specifically looking at the implications for Australia Wind you expect the Peo- The People's Liberation Army and its navy. When do you expect them to have the capability to project power as far as Australia annual Pacific knives, well in many respects Tom, they already can I mean they have the long range missile capabilities to do that? Know as a from a standoff position launched from their own from their own homeland against hours. But what I think, the the new strategy is looking at is really the development of capability over the next ten fifteen twenty years, and that's by the Chinese own own acknowledged calendar that they would be able to by that time of mass, a large enough capability, both in terms of its long range strike, you know striking from their own homeland, but also bill to project. Project Power passed the so-called first and second island change and being a position to more directly threatened through those platforms Australian security. So you know we're talking ten or fifteen year window here and I think given the time it does take to try and respond to develop the the deterrent and defense capabilities for Australia. That's that's you know that's in some ways a short window. for Australia to be mobilizing in reaction Melissa Tali. What's the role of a strong diplomacy and all these well I think it needs to be growl. And one of the concerns when we look at the deteriorating strategic environment is we think all that's a defense problem? And so when the prime minister launches the strategic update with those comparisons with the nineteen thirties. It pushes US toward seeing in purely military terms but we don't just want to say things in that security lands, we want to think about all of the parts about national power projection, so that's diplomacy and development as well as defense I think if if people thought about it I think what we invest in all three strongly, but that's not where it is if you look at federal budget fifty. Fifty nine billion to defense and less than seven billion to diplomacy and development together the lowest point with ahead in our history and I think we missing that opportunity. If we don't take US seriously, the way that diplomacy and development can shape things in the world so I was struck. Today was a defendant looking at the latest poll on what are the major concerns that Australians have at the moment of the top threats in the world and the first five, a role nontraditional that drought, environment, disaster, climate change, pandemics, and downtown, global economy, and those places where you know military spending isn't going to help shape that environment. So we need to have an effect on those. We need to be thinking much more about what we can do in the diplomacy and development to mind Peter Jennings. What would you say in to Melissa's observations? Because they reflect a certain mindset that that perhaps we should be focused more on non state actors rather than say China for instance well, I think all of these you know threats that have to be taken seriously. I'm and simply because we're living in the middle of a pandemic for example, doesn't the climate change is gone away in this no longer going to present a problem to us. I guess what I'd say. Is that the you know the five things Melissa listed? That were in the featured in the low e Poland terms of popular concerns. Are also the things which could. In different ways late to the risks of conflict escalating in the Indo Pacific region generally so You know my my view, please while I would like to see spending on diplomacy increased. While I. Say Development Assistance is being something which is effectively the United soft in of Australian power, and the military is the hot end of Australian power. I think. The message against all of these areas is that we have just been underinvesting for decades underinvesting for decades, so we're we're all. High fiving ourselves at just reaching about two percent of gross national product, being spent on defense, but that is compared to what we spending in cold or years, which was sometimes between three and a half percent in four percent of rustic product. So what we have grown used to Tom I would say is. Free written on the United. States code tiles of security for for decades. We've dramatically under. Invested in the things that we need to do to strengthen Australia's position, not just militarily, but also diplomat. A now. We're rather surprised to hear the news that Gosh the bill is a lot more expensive than we really thought. It was only if you've got that confidence in the US. and. In fact, the whole trump stories, the story of the Americans really big being fed up with the rest of the world, thinking that the US can fund the bill for their security, so we're going to have to do more and I think we're going to have to do it against multiplicity of areas not. Justin sought the defense organization. We'll some scholars such as you want and James Current from the University of Sydney. They say that this document sounds a lot like an acknowledgement that the US might not always be there to help us out. By are we starting to plan for more independent Australian defense posture I think it would be a wise move to keep that option open when you think of the capabilities that the Chinese developing in which do have a direct pose a direct threat to Australia or could do so. In many respects, the I think the types of threats that you might not expect an immediate or even timely response on the part of the United States what I'm thinking here. Cyber capabilities is a huge priority for the Chinese. We already know what they see the sort of capability. They can wield against Australia and that's not the sort of thing you can expect a kind of cavalry to. Lead the charge from from Washington to come to Australia's defence slowly long range strike capability on the part of the Chinese capability. They already have in which are going to continue to develop. which could threaten Australia down the road now? These are capabilities that I think that Australia's going to have to develop their own defenses for. They can certainly do that with United States, but again it's not necessarily the sort of threat that we would expect some sort of traditional ally joint response not to make it well. Some of are in listeners will email me and they'll say that if Uncle Sam struggles to police. It's own CDs. Melissa. How on Earth Can Uncle Sam Police? The Asia Pacific region in the face of a rising China. What's your sense about us staying power in the next decade or two in look? It's difficult One of the things that strategic update looks at is more threats to the global rules order, and unfortunately the you know, the US is part of that. the US is not along with the strategies interest on things like global trading system, and a number of international issues like global health where we would say you need to be supporting. A Global Response that said I don't think the strategic update will be read negatively in. Washington, it's my guess. it very clearly couched in terms that I think the US will lock about Australia contributing more and having more self. that could be seen as a statement that we think that the US might not have outback, but can also be seen as something that the US has been for for a long time. I particularly liked a few elements of the update things like making sure that we have. You know material ammunition You know that aren't going to be disrupted. Buckle supply trying having more capability eight industrial cut suffering capability here antiques fuel reserves, which is not as long sane as an issue for us, so I mean those are things that are worth investing in. Regardless of US resolve because as we've seen from COVID, we know that supply chain can be disrupted very quickly and easily, and it's worth having eligibilities. Cepeda Jennings bite skill and Melissa Conley Toilet and Melissa. The Pacific step up last year. That realigned Australia's development budget to deal with some of the strategic challenges posed by China in the Pacific Do you think it goes far enough? The step up was followed recently by strategies new International Development Policy Partnerships for recovery, and that's made it very clear that strategies focus should be on the Pacific and also southeast. Asia including. Indonesia and team August. I think that has a very clear statement about what we want. In the region of being entrusted trusted development partner and influencing those societies that we think positive for four region. Again you're going to. You're going to say you. Hear this from me all the time, but again the problem is that we not really making much invasive lunch, so partnerships for recovery head no new money it talked about the massive challenges that covered as as creating for for the for the Pacific, and for for our region broadly, and the only funding announcement was that we're going to repurpose the money. We would have spent on sending Australian. Volunteers in scholarship holders. And we're GONNA use that so I I suppose I. Feel a little bit with all the areas, not actually include district update in that as well that what we've seen through the foreign policy, White Paper and International Development Policy through to to the defense. Strategic Updike is. We talk about how. how? What a time! These these frosty leaving a contested difficult awful environment that we've now got to leave in and the Dow L. Easy Times over, and then we say, and we're not gonNA. Give any new money so I mean the defense announcement is essentially just that we're going to continue to you know, extrapolate out the money that was planned to be spent in the twenty twenty six, and we're going to extrapolate that out to twenty thirty terabytes skill. Do we risk getting into a bidding war for influence in the Pacific? I don't know if it's a risk. If it is a risk worth worth taking. I mean obviously the Pacific region is so extremely important Australia's future. Both for for defense reasons for regional engagement for diplomatic reasons, developing reasons and the like. so It's quite possible that we're entering in a more competitive phase with China in this. SITES WRIST BYTES I'm talking about more the budgetary concerns he because in the wake of the Corona Virus Crosses. There'll be serious limits on how we can spend on these things scholley. Yes, there is and party left to be be developed for that, but you know when you're talking about your own backyard. I mean I I. I don't think it's the kind of country that can simply. Pretended it's by itself getting back pay to Jennings to the region, generally in the rise of what. Angus Campbell is of the Defence Force he's talked about the rise of political warfare, the idea of grey zone warfare things like cyber attacks, economic coercion influence operations that fall below the traditional threshold of war. He says we need a whole of government response to it. I, you seeing that whole of government approach happening in Campbell, or is this Manley focus on defense and the spy agency so far Peter Jennings. It probably is focused on the national security agency's Tom. That's not too surprising because you'd expect them to sort of pick up on the risks I. But General Campbell is right. It does need to be all government is. There's a whole lot of things happening there that simply cannot and should not be done by defense organizations. and. I think that realization is slowly dawning. Along as both of the speakers have said that actually ladyship comes with cost of infrastructure is going to play that role, but you know, give you a small example of this we. We have lost the ability to broadcast into the South Pacific and Southeast Asia. In a way that we used to very successfully over over decades to give us the capacity to do that. We're probably talking about you know that. He million a year forty million a year, which sounds a lot of defend. It's nothing if you're in the Defense Department. Let me tell you. But you need to be able to do things like that. To be the truth teller in the region to actually tell the region that there are alternatives to Chinese Communist Party authoritarianism I think that's what's needed with responding to this grey zone on threat. Is Actually to be the truth teller. In this part of the will and getting our system in Cambridge used to that reality to understanding what needs to be done. To starting at different type of conversation with our region. With our own people for that matter that that is a sort of a psychological change which I can see happening, but we're not quite yet. There's a bit of work still to be done to get to that point Melissa. Conley Tyler. Is, just responding on that. I agree entirely with what pitcher saying on on broadcasting. It's a small investment, such a an increasing influence. It should be Brian and I hope that did that's being seen. I think having defense voices. I will help a lot in a banks, seriously I'm but just went. When you ask Tom Balaton host government and what's happening there? There are some really good examples, so for example win. This Pacific step pop started an office of the Pacific was established in that apartment and tried and each job. He's to be that coordinating body, and it's bringing together the. The defense, the development and the diplomacy in a way that he's gone to maximize our influence. and I've noticed this a lot more discussion about that that three. How do you bring defense development diplomacy communities together? I'm involved in initiate the Pacific. Four Day and I think a lot of people not talking about what more we can do for that that joined up coordination to make the most about national instruments by skill. You're an expert on China. The elephant in the room of course is China doing need to be careful not to overestimate China's military strength. What about the weaknesses? Exactly right I mean you have to know your enemy's weakness as well as their strengths in the case of China, they are undertaking enormous reforming organization effort. They're pouring billions of dollars into new capabilities, but there's a lot of things we need to recognize I. Mean One is that the Chinese have not fought a shooting war and more than forty years. They are have no. They have zero experience in high end combat against a serious. Adversary, scenario, so that's not to downplay them, but to understand that they've got enormous obstacles to overcome that day. Themselves acknowledge that they themselves. No, they have to overcome, and that's why we had this window that we've been talking about. A fifteen to twenty years. to try and develop capabilities to get in front of the kinds of things that the Chinese want to bring to bear around. Around, twenty thirty or twenty, thirty, five, twenty, forty, paid-up Melissa to be continued. Thanks so much for being on our in. Thank you, tell my pleasure. Thank you, Tom. That was paid jennings. He's executive director of the Australian strategic pulsing suit by skill professor of Asia Pacific Security Studies at Macquarie University and Melissa Commonly Tyler. She's a research fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne. These between the lines with Tom Switzer. Coming next, we're going to replay a version of a segment from between the lines. I 'cause commemorating the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at shredded Nitsa on the eleventh of July nodding ninety. Five twenty five years ago this week. More than eight thousand people were killed by Serb forces. It was the worst massacre. Europe had seen since the Holocaust. Serve softening up Trevor Nature for the army's final push into the town. Town of course was supposed to be a safe haven protected by the United Nations, but the civilians ended up being sitting ducks as I woke Larry. Hollingsworth Remembers I. Myself Feel Devastated and ashamed I was there with them? When we told them that it was a safe haven I watched. Many of these people walk in with the minimal possessions into shreds, knowing that it was a safe haven, and now they're fleeing out because we've let them down, let them down to the extent that within dies. About Twenty three thousand women and children were deported, and about eight thousand Muslim men and boys left behind where executed and buried in mass graves. Now, reports from the time described, frightening scenes stiffen overawed from medicines on frontier. Speaking he. Loading some of the children and women into buses, but there's no indication as to where it was buses, going with seen some horrifying streaming, going on women and children going into the buses being taken away from their family This was going on with a lot of crying a lot of panicking. The slaughter had been planned carefully and executed with precision. All the wall Dutch. Pace is literally stood by, and did nothing indeed even when the Serb assault on Srebrenica was imminent. in-command is still rejected Kohl's racetracks. Positions. Pope John Paul. The second declared ribbon Nitsa a defeat for civilization as media reports begins to reveal the scale of the unfolding tragedy. The UN says nine hundred thousand people are still unaccounted for. About some became clear as government soldiers emerging from the forest in central Bosnia, told of horrific massacres at the hands of the Serbs one young. People executing them on spot, but this didn't come out of the blue. By the time this massacre took place the civil war that tore the former Yugoslavia. Repot was heading into its fourth year. More than a million people have been displaced, and the world became familiar with a new term ethnic cleansing. So? Who is to blame for these well? Let's start with the United. Nations from ninety two to ninety, five shrivel Nitsa was the world's first union declared civilian syphon. It was supposed to to her aggression. It was supposed to aggression and set the scene for political negotiations to end hostilities between the Bosnian Serbs, and Muslims, but the UN soldiers in the SIPHONS. They were bedeviled by problems. If you declare an area safe haven in the name of the United Nations. Nations if you tell the people if they are safe in the name of the United Nations you have got to put the troops on the ground, and it's no good for politicians say yes, we go for safe havens, but we're not gonNA put the troops meanwhile the Europeans vacillated and equivocated failing miserably to cope with across at its own back door. America was also reluctant to get involved as then President George Bush senior explained in Nani Nani to. I? Something because I learned something from Vietnam. I am not going to commit US forces until I know what the mission is to the military. Tell me that it can be completed until I know how they can come out. You have ancient rivalries that have cropped up as as Yugoslavia's dissolved or getting dissolved, and it isn't going to be solved by sending in the eighty second airborne, and although on the campaign trail that Ye Bill Clinton pledged to reverse the appeasement of that bushes of Belgrade as President Clinton allowed the Balkans to bleed for three more years. French President Jacques Chirac was moved to declare quote, the position of the leader of the free world vacant. Trinite Sur changed all that having done nothing the before during the mass killings in Rwanda Clinton was galvanized into action, and crucially he cut the United Nations out of the Decision Chine on August thirty Washington led a night bombing campaign against the Serbs the NATO action began early this morning. The harsh light of fires and explosions coloring the night sky. Some people watched the bombardment from their houses, but after more than ten thousand deaths here in the last three years, most Sarajevans had given up any hope of outside intervention. Last night it came on a scale which could yet change the course of this war by the end of not ninety five sixty thousand nine hundred troops, including twenty thousand Americans were on the ground in Bosnia. Pace was declared. The BOEKEN's wars ended only because the US finally acted. He's President Clinton in November ninety five my fellow Americans in this new era there are still times when America and America alone can and should make the difference for peace. The terrible war in Bosnia is such a case nowhere. Today is the need for American leadership. More stark are more immediate than in. In Bosnia in the years since the Mexica Europe inaction was heavily criticised, and the US was held up for its global leadership in particular for its unilateral humanitarian intervention. This is when the US secretary. Of State. Madeleine Albright said America was the indispensable nation, and that idea would fade into the justification of the Iraq invasion in two thousand and three as a war of liberation, but he's a question with the US intervene. If the shrivel Nitsa massacre happened today from the standpoint of twenty twenty, we might ask if the era of US unilateral humanitarian intervention is well and truly over. Well, that's it for this week. Show remember if you'd like to hear the episode again or download segments since two thousand fourteen. Just go to ABC. Dot Net dot US slash aren and follow the prompts to between the lines, or you can listen via the ABC. Listen APP, or wherever you get your podcast. You can even subscribe, so you never miss an episode. I'm Tom Switzer continue next week.
New York Nears Planned Phase 3 of Reopening on July 6
"Indoor dining may not happen as originally planned when New York City enter space three re opening on July sixth Liz Warner reports as many new Yorkers eagerly await the phase three re opening there to Bosnia was citing several other places around the nation where clusters of coronavirus cases have been traced back to indoor restaurants and bars we are now going to re examine the indoor dining rules for phase three the rest of phase three is moving on pace for Monday July sixth New York City is expected to enter phase three
Travel to Bosnia
"Welcome to the amateur traveler I'm your host Chris Christensen? Let's talk about Bosnia. I like to welcome to the show. Canaan Charter, which who is coming from Bosnia and his coming to us from highlander adventures dot, be and has come to talk to us about Bosnia Herzegovina. Canaan welcome to the show. Thank you very much happy to be here excellent and for people who can't find Bosnia and Herzegovina on a map. Where are we talking about? Well. Everyone knows how to find Italy. It's a big shoe ships country. You have a boot-shaped country, so just go to the right side across the Atlantic Sea and we are right there. Well and your neighbor of Croatia. Bosnia you know goes around like little crescent moon. knoll on the West and south, and then these we have Serbia and southeast Montenegro. I to address. You're interested in making sure that people understand that. If they remember news about Bosnia, they may be remembering news from twenty thirty years ago when Bosnia was going through. A, war that's done, and that's been done now for quite a long time there there are people who are out in the working world who don't remember that and it's a wonderful place to go I. Want to say that I was anxious to do this show because we haven't done a show on Bosnia for a long time. And since then I have been to the country and loved it. So why should someone go to Bosnia Herzegovina? Well, there is a lot of reasons depending what you're interested in now. Bosnia is very complex country, but extremely small size of Pennsylvania, but inside. You have so much for the adventure seekers. There are so many adventure opportunities from Whitewater. Rafting canyoning to paragliding hiking is spectacular, and then if you're into history, we say that we have much more history than we can handle. Different Than Empires were here. We like to say where the crossroads or that where the meeting between the East and the West. Culturally very complex country, and also religiously we have Muslims, we have the Orthodox Christians, and we have Catholics with three big groups. Of course there's the Jewish community here which has been here since they were thrown out of Spain after Kista, so for five hundred years, all of these make this crazy, crazy and beautiful mix that very interesting for foreigners to see because inside I will for example and. And in many other cities in Bosnia, you can pined mosque Docs Church Catholic, Church and a synagogue literally in two hundred meter radius, and it's been like that for five hundred years while inside I will because that's how will the city is? And all of a Bosnia and we're very proud of that architecturally very different from anything else you can find in Europe you're GonNa, find this mix of. Of European styles as well as the optimum styles and a lot of course, local Bosnian styles in all of that mixed together will like to say that we are a Bosnian pots. That's one dish that we have. It's cooked in a big pot with a lot of things, mixed sight, and that's Bosnia a lot of things mixed, and it works perfectly. An Indian taste is fantastic why you should. Should visit Bosnian well. Whatever you choose. You're GONNA love it. If you're into history too much of it, you're into nature. It's absolutely stunning. It's fantastic, magic Pennsylvania, and then put inside the Rockies Grand Canyon Inca trail at a lot of other things as well a bit of New Zealand as well. We just like seaside. We have twenty four kilometers of seaside, so that's one thing with them have. And then, of course, for actually learning history or getting certain messages, let's say about life about history. How people live together or how they don't like each other, because while we had a lot of wars, let's especially in the last two hundred years. There's a lot of lessons that you can learn in Boston. Let's say war tourism doctors is now very big part of tourism in in Bosnia so if you want to learn about that, we are definitely to come to see what happens. If you don't defeat fascism, like most of Europe defeated off the Second World War and it actually shows how life can be both good and the bat also if you want to visit a place. which is completely different than rest of the Europe and very relaxed very laid back with fantastic food, most at a lot of reasons I think.
New York City mayor de Blasio threatens municipal worker layoffs
"Mayor to Bosnia says there could be massive layoffs of city workers if the city doesn't get help from Washington this city is swimming in red ink with a budget deadline of July first where's the money coming from we don't have anything yet to tide us over and we're still another billion dollars short and we're without savings come from the mayor is pondering layoffs twenty two thousand city employees as twenty two thousand families and their livelihood twenty two thousand people who serve us to make the city run he's in negotiations with the city council in talks with the state requesting permission to borrow and having financial control board oversight reminiscent of the city's tougher times in the nineteen seventies Juliet Papa ten ten wins
"It's often called one of the most beautiful cities in North, America for twenty one years Kenton was the president and CEO the Tourism Authority that promotes Vancouver British Columbia to the rest of the world. During his tenure, the city successfully bid to host the Winter Olympics. City's growing into a top shelf destination that attracts to end residents from around the World Vancouver is prized for its natural beauty and recreational opportunities. recanting joins US now on travel with Rick Steves to share some of the lessons. He learned as an international tourism promoter. Rick thanks for being here. It's nice to be here. Every time I meet a tourism director for a godforsaken depressing city I won't say which ones I think. What a shame and then what I meet a tourism director for a place like. Vancouver I think you got a good Gig well has a nice city to be the tourist and promoter for well. It's terrific to be able to invite the world to come and visit your hometown, and when it's a beautiful place like Vancouver in Canada. It's all the nicer, but it brings with it the complexities because it's you want people to come want them to enjoy things. You want them to extend their length of stay. You want them to feel the things that you feel on your. Want them to meet the locals, but you know that what they wanted to come and see is. That's the mountains and there's the ocean I could touch both of them right now in the next half hour. It's a pretty special place, but you were running the show for twenty years there and Essentially you're hired to ring money out of people who come to town for the economy not to help people have. Experiences I mean. How do you balance that? Did you ever get in trouble because you have some ideals? I was constantly in trouble because. I have to remind the hotel community that people don't leave home to go stay in hotel room. They leave to go and have an experience and too many in the tourism businesses. It's about a cash registering, and that is but one element and we pushed. We had it in our mission statement. That tourism is about the financial. Ecological? Social and cultural benefits that come took community by having visitors from around the world. Spend time with them, so it's four pronged. Only one of them relates to the dollar. If we don't travel, we don't have empathy for the rest of the world here in the United States were four percent of the planet, and they're actually people in our country. That think we're exceptional and you can't think that when you travel. You just can't think that if you travel smartly and tourism can help with. With that empathy or it can actually hurt with that empathy and I'm glad that there are people in tourism that can speak up for the the real transformational value travel, sadly when I go to a tourism convention, and I meet somebody from a developing country like say Egypt. They're all about sending people to a resort and a golf course and you know something where you jet in, and you have this utopia, and conceivably you would never even meet a real person. You'd meet only this. Fancy version right and when you do get the real people and the real food and the real occasions it's uplifting spiritually, uplifting environmentally uplifting and it. It works so I like your tact in that there are challenges around global warming and around the footprint of travelers, but there are solutions that can be brought, so there are offsets that can be used off her convention. Organizers offsets for their delegates that were coming for. For the air air flight damage. You know you talked earlier about conference actually. Lou, Damore, who had more that was him. Yeah, he heads up the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism Yeah and every time, I talk about tourism as a powerful force for peace I attributed to a more, but there is also an Indian cabinet minister. That I heard once at a conference for the Pacific Asia Travel Association when we're in. A New Delhi and he addressed the group, and he said something else that I will never forget, he said. Tourism sits on the right hand of peace. I love that. Yeah, wonderful it powers it is. We've got so much in common, and there's so much fear, and the fear really is strongest with people who don't get out and when you get out, you realize. Hey, we're all in this together.
New York City to publish police disciplinary records online
"New New York York City City is is pledging pledging to to upend upend decades decades of of secrecy secrecy in in its its police police force force and and here here is is Brian Brian Mann Mann reports reports officials officials are are requiring requiring disciplinary disciplinary cases cases against against officers officers will will move move faster faster and and be be more more transparent transparent for for years years state state law law in New in New York York kept kept most most disciplinary disciplinary cases cases against against police police officers officers confidential confidential the the state state legislature legislature repealed repealed that that measure measure last last week week following following massive massive street street protests protests now now New New York York City City mayor mayor bill bill de Blasio de Blasio says says details details of of hundreds hundreds of of cases cases pending pending against against officers officers will will be be posted posted online online starting starting next next month month we we will will publish publish information information on on every every pending pending case case within within the NYPD the NYPD every every case case where where charges charges have have been been filed filed that that is is eleven eleven hundred hundred cases cases the the Bosnia Bosnia says says internal internal reviews reviews of officer of officer conduct conduct will will also also happen happen much much faster faster after after civilians civilians are injured are injured or killed or killed police police officer officer unions unions have have resisted resisted these these reforms reforms describing describing them them as as an an attack attack on on law law enforcement enforcement
‘We’re Showing Respect For Protests, But You Need To Go Home,’ New York Mayor Says After Clashes Over Curfew
"So we got the news of the day in New York after day of large protests around the city police moved in to break up the crowds as the eight PM curfew said and that was in the south Bronx it was mostly peaceful day but there were a few clashes let's go live to Mott haven now W. CBS reporter Sean Adams he is with us this morning morning sun good morning another day more peaceful protests across the boroughs another night another curfew passes and once again police moved in to disperse crowds so here in the Mott haven section of the Bronx in the south Bronx there was some tension last night Twitter video shows some some rough moments as police moved in they push their line into the crowd after the curfew I was a dense crowd forward are complaining that they were penned in they had no place to go the there were messages or announce the people was the curfew was in effect people had to go home at times from some of the videos it seems that batons were up in the air and being swung it's difficult those from these videos really to see just exactly what was going on when you're looking at someone's back but obviously there were some difficult moments here and there were arrests made to Bosnia earlier in the day dress the curfew we say there's a curfew eight PM and that folks are being told consistently you're here the curfew here and we're showing respect for protest but you need to go home and have a certain point officers say okay it's time we need to go now people need to listen to that governor Cuomo echoes that sentiment he says people have to respect the police many protesters complain though that the police were too heavy
Farmer creates nature-based planting calendar
"I'm doctor. Anthony lies wits and this is climate connections as the climate warms growing seasons are becoming more erratic that uncertainty makes it harder for farmers to decide when to plant and harvest crops. David Baas is a farmer in northeastern Minnesota. We cannot rely O- May I we plant lettuce. It just doesn't work that way anymore. So instead of Bosnia's basing decisions on natural signs of seasonal change like Robbins arrive in spring the Marsh marigold first flowers or snow buntings migrate. He's matched up records of those natural events with thirty years of his own planting and harvest data. That's allowed him to see which events are good signposts so when the Dan Line Flowers. We might be planting potatoes and transplanting lettuce. After a few years of experimenting Abbasi created a site specific farming calendar based solely on natural events. This year. He plans to rely on that instead of traditional dates. He's optimistic that the approach will help maintain good harvests in a changing climate. And he says the process has been rewarding in other ways to its forces me to observe and what's better for farming than for farmer to be observant?
Rare syndrome tied to COVID-19 kills three children in New York
"Just wrapping up mega blasier's press briefing just moments ago discussing a rare condition being seen in children during this pandemic especially in the last few days children who have tested positive for corona virus or the antibodies of the virus made Bosnia says there have been thirty eight cases in New York City nine more still under investigation doctors are now calling this pediatric multi system inflammatory syndrome and what it does is basically in a child's body triggers intensive almost overwhelming immune system response and that actually causes harm to the body says the body is fighting it fights in such a manner actually starts to cause other problems the symptoms include persistent fever rash abdominal pain vomiting Dr Barbeau speaking about the fact that the United States first became aware of this and a weapon are on may first they first noticed the syndrome in children in the U. K. she says they've since turn key that information to city health care providers the mayor also urging any parents if your child is showing those symptoms get in touch with a medical provider is it right away and if you don't have a doctor you can call three one one the city connected with somebody there have been seventy three cases so far in children in New York state and there have been three deaths of children as well the CDC has asked the state health department to draw up guidelines for the rest of the country on how to tackle this new and serious
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Sometimes avoid meeting in person which is going to be hard to Bosnia because everything started ends with coffee. And it's hard to do a a virtual coffee but I think it is going to find a niche not completely replace Personal contact we. We realize through this corona condemning out social creature features. We are but I think `electronic means zoom is one of them in the tap into using zoom or means of communication are here to stay in glad for that. Because I'm glad facility existed because it made its which easier to suffer meeting plus a main civil to raise him to to get to turn to speak Eighth Adila to get the right and I commute you. Now there's one guy at a meeting who is free to say something out of turn that keeps pushing the body of pushing the button to speak to undo. You kept pushing the button to you that that was back from. Fort for ten minutes. It didn't realize what was happening. He thought that was computer. Was starting to both countries pressed on new anew. The newest right back until he raised his hand as I said what? He's trying to say something and I said well you have to push the little blue handed the bottom of the screen and take your turn. I did not know that well because we were late for the meeting. You didn't get enough to the very beginning. And soon now people wait for their and when they speak up speak I tell them you have a limited amount of time. So they are they fall because they know. I'M GONNA to end has been incredibly civil cool. Who new technology could be good and then just you in the family her doing well say everything yes. That's fine matter. Are we talk more often now with our kids and grandkids which is good? Because when you run around you come home you for nothing in new aid to sleep. Pollux be actually works little bit of TV. Go to sleep now at home for the lowest part or all the time and so you find a little bit easier time to connect. Everybody made know that you are available. So they call more often But everybody's doing everybody's doing thanks for us. Sure and again. Enjoy your brief holiday. Be well in safe. I'm glad you from away achey appreciate..
New York - Here’s What the First Night of the Subway Shutdown Looked Like
"Everybody is wondering how to go last night with the first a complete shutdown in cleaning up the subway system M. T. H. here Pat voices all indications suggest went pretty good it's still shutting things down every night from one AM to five AM to allow for thorough cleaning they had to us for a few people off the trains homeless folks who hadn't quite gotten the memo what we saw was a really significant police presence NYPD supplemented by the MTA police we had seven hundred cleaners the every passenger was instructed to leave at one AM the homeless and every other passenger was treated with with respect but it was clear that to do the cleaning and disinfecting everybody had to leave and that's a good thing he pointed out because homeless advocates are like okay they're still people they might be homeless but the people of Bosnia says rest assured the subway will absolutely return by the way to twenty four seven service after this pandemic is over he says the governor Sears in that but he says it'll be a matter of months before we can even think about going back to normal traffic
NYC mayor sorry for calling out "Jewish community" for large gatherings
"Mayor to Bosnia is coming under fire from the Jewish community for his tweet about social distancing violations at acidic funeral in Brooklyn which drew thousands W. CBS's Marla diamond has details mayor de Blasio insisted he was not trying to single out the Jewish community my message was to all communities and that was written in black and white but it was also to be clear that what I saw I had not seen anywhere else and I was trying to be honest about the fact that is a problem that people have to come to grips with and deal with are also people in the community will die police commissioner Dermot Shea said there were probably thousands of people on one city block for the funeral of rabbi hi emerge a dozen summonses were issued but she says the next time police see a large gathering like this there will be arrests we cannot have people unnecessarily being exposed to a disease that is having catastrophic effects on our membership and really new Yorkers as a whole the rabbi died of complications from Colbert nineteen public health officials say the city's orthodox Jewish enclaves have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic Marla diamond WCBS newsradio eight
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"We need to have electric De Voting. That's not going to happen by there. Could be a pilot the pilot from power but I think we need this momentum day. It's going to be energizing for US. And I think that's actually a good thing for us that we have elections so I think that will meet Alexis whether they will be what it quits. Absentee vote do like Or really in person with some specific rules of distance and whatever but I think it feels like there there will be Lexus. Even though two days ago the representative of Bosnian Bosniaks who they have the the National Party as the a the largest of the Bosniak side. He based speed started talking about that. He'll be fine with postponing elections but his over the proposed because people will say oh he just wants to stay in power for two more years. He's people but he said they will be good to align general election with local elections. Which was what I agree with Though be right now because simply in compaign innocent thing is United States every two years. There's some kind of election small country we do. We had a poor country. Don't have that much money to spend it on election several years so I think that'll be cool. One arguments against it and I appreciate the argument is that in them. Case local themes local topics would get lost in this whole flurry of nationalistic. Message said the level of the country or entity which is probably true. It would be harder for every citizen to figure out Balloted probably hundred fifty names. So let's for various local positions in the the balance itself with so much more complex any more complex because it's a paper ballots not electric. Can you have a book to vote? There are so many rules that you can vote straight line or can vote book when Liberals but from different parties you have to select a party but within into can choose A and B but not one person for one party one person from an part so it would be a nightmare but so be it. I would like personally would like to see that everything is done at the same time. That until electron ICK L. Be Cheaper. We would have at least three years to to run to be responsible than one year to prepare for another election..
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Won't be I- politicized to for political parties in power to use for their benefit. All will be forgotten. I do think that it's going to be gradual. Some stores will be open again. Principles will be still saying. Only two people in the store and three people who store maintain this two yards three yards wherever. Keep your mask on. Keep your gloves on for awhile. And then it's going to be relaxed and and so it may be a while for all of those to go away but some kind of Hesitation will probably remain among the people to say. Well be careful. Be careful then. There will be new year's eve when everybody dances together. The people start hugging and shaking hands and kissing So I think it's just gonNA take a while but at some point it will say. Oh what the heck. I don't WanNa leave my life like this and you're going to go back to social to normal too old social. But once we made any new epidemics is going to be much easier to reestablish the rule and bring the masks back on this the first time this society actually use masks. We were making fun of Chinese Lizard Tours tourists will come to Bosnia tune in sometimes put maskell because the weather the air was so crappy and they have. They're smart can protecting their lunches but will was and so. I think it's going to be easier to be ready for the next day. The new so it's normal to me Moore. In the sense of how fast they will go back to this stage to this settle behavior. Was it happens again. There won't be for another. Not Corrado. There will be something else and I think they'll be normal in terms of response to the crisis but until some behavioral people are social animals. Fever will try to find the reason to to be away from other people too long. But it's always going to be in the beker whereby online. It is going to be interesting to see what it will do I we will. We will look at expenses much more carefully now for travel in meetings for this clearly demonstrated that is possible. It's doable and the online platforms have advanced tremendously in the infrastructure Telecommunications Infrastructure Will BE IT. Leaves much better in will get better and better in the sense that these actually happen. Something will be more responsible when it comes to this money. This means that the money will be More plentiful in it to be used for other reasons and I don't expect that in terms of set of moral values that we're going to do much better other expect any in crooks will be crooks one set of illuminated this time or as they have been in the past times says they will be future times so. I'm afraid that short opportunities great where few places will actually maximize opportunity to do with Brenner? Most will take place and take a little bit of it and they'll go back to business as usual I think it's going to be for him. Added it's going to be another wasted chills to right the ship and in terms of your the platforms response to the proposals for the economic policy. I mean are you still crafting some messages or responses to that to address that? Well we we aired some. It'll be published. Some our our expertise for finance treasury came up with several recommendations basically agree with With a set of the government's government proposed by me wanting to add to the few things that Small businesses suggested I. Well they think so. I agree that the government should take responsibility for those businesses who have suffered because of the government actions and that's what the government for you. Tell them he cannot. Work will make sure they have substance to to survive in so they they don't have to lay off people and you can actually get back to work as quickly as possible However those are temporary measures and We are talking in the. We are talking. We have been talking about the need for long longer term. Planning we also asked for of for the For the government and public sector to rethink their salary structures That they should actually take drastic. Capped to cut because the private sector took drastic capped in in in in their salaries because of the actions of the government We also saying to representatives at all levels though government directors in gouty boards in in in utilities publicly owned companies should take a huge payer and basically that money. Because it's from the state coffers covers from state budget that money should be used for both fighting. Macaroni virus equipping the medical institutions. Better the whole healthcare system to be able to deal with this problem as well as for the improved Package for the helper to industry and whenever they came up with it should be just a is this the first step that should be second third and so on step so basically be trying to make sure. The government is responsible in an act of the act responsibly. Any responsive fashion but so far hasn't been encouraging in just one linesman just in terms of the general mood within the platform the members in dealing with corona virus in general but still having to focus on there may be elections coming up in the fall. Everyone's still upbeat. I assume. People UPBEAT In terms of the day especially now. They're seeing that things are happening. You know with Moore of US working sort of full-time this seeing more things happening. Is that that. Some problems are being addressed and solved so that gives them a greater level of inspection. We are unhappy with the number of people who have volunteered to be on the list for various seats at various levels so government We are surprised us because we short space the level of enthusiasm a number of people who are with us that the plenty of those who will say to me to of light to help but people are of people to try to figure out the reasons one it could be that we set. The high are really really stalk of the morally upstanding capable person educated person as so People is saying well. Maybe I'm not good enough and other reason is there lot of events in our culture very few people say. Meet me to everybody's waiting to be asked so it doesn't look like you're pushing your Salvia. Lv elway you wait toward the front most of the time. It is It's like modesty sometimes fake mother steep but still Somebody should recommend each. It should be there. Are Those who owns. It shouldn't be me. At a commending myself putting my name into the into the mix the There are those who are afraid afraid of other parties that comes with new parties. Nobody knows strength would be able to do anything when people woke for US and they WANNA be publicly labelled as oh those are the ones who are running the the carrying the flag or platform so visibly being a member is one thing right. Being being a candidate on behalf of platform is a different thing in basically labeled so there are those who raised in there are always those who believe that they should only Stand behind something once. It is a winning position. So you volt for a vote for you when you so we'll see it's human resource group Comedian Commission. Whatever works really hard to find people were NBA. Starting this election committees who will talk about stategy limitations. A lot of these happened actually. Thank you very much as always we're done..
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"We're doing well. We just heard there is a there is the there are several Appeals complaints all it to our equivalent of a Supreme Court of the Supreme Court Trying to argue that this Isolation of specific reputations under eighteen over sixty five is under unconstitional and the scheduled hearing seven ten days from them which is now eighty eight days from now. She's ridiculous if you WanNa hear now today because Over so it's almost like they got the nod from the political parties to do it from US too late in. I honestly think it's constitutional because it is a I don't take into consideration. Oli The consequences of those people in second. Who's to say that the state is more concerned about my health than I am? And if they want to promote that make every eight the same for everybody because everybody is a carrier End so constrained move into everybody. Don't just a subsidy population everybody one day to allow them to go out one day. We today's whatever Depending on the year you board if you're born in eighteen nineteen eighty five. The findings the last number fifty in the week for everybody else. You divided into two four eight nine ten divide into one three five and everything's fine but this is just singling out one population for which you don't want to see them. Of course they have all and you didn't have enough. You didn't have enough resources by the other day. There was a an article Us News of a story on the news that the number of beds in this half of in I think it's in half a buzzer one entity occupied by people. Julie to Corona Virus is seventy three and constantly talking about the crisis Then how the system cannot accept people Sunday. Three beds give me. This country does not have seventy three Let's say let's say it's the same thing in the other half I'd say hundred hundred fifty beds in the whole country that becomes a problem. Give me a break. So there's so much incompetency little of this and understand that they stopped for the whole world because everybody got Caught off the ground with this but at least now. The country's successive recognized the day. They fix it as they go but here they simply everything scene of political and you cannot change the course because it's a it's a recognition of your failure in that's going to be reflected in the in the election than people appreciate honest own as respond sonus that fort in just show that you could serve the bottom people It's amazing that's amazing. The most parts of Abiding by the rules. I mean what the current situation everything I would say that that is the case I would say. That is the case People for the most part I would say ninety percent more than ninety people are just doing what I was supposed to be doing any meetings. I presume virtual meetings this week. I the last time we chatted you. Were talking a bit about the economic plan or whatever and a response to that anymore back. Well so yeah. Let's talk about everything so big news last week. Was that some starting the conversation about the economic package and even though he's very political in its nature simply because Small Businesses who organized a very loud. They lied to have a minimum wage cover for all for all employees all their employees by state as well as taxes. that do Big on the salary as relapse any any other Eh dishes to that. Like social security healthcare in the government is ready to accept anything. Button celery Thinking that well if you lay them off they'll go to the unemployment to receive unemployment benefits. Which is a game from the state? Just maybe a little bit less which is really in Says a ridiculous notion because you will forcing employees employers to lay off people only for you to save maybe a hundred About seventy dollars a month per person. But there's so much administration for getting people into the system of unemployment benefits receive and then they'll have to get back into the for the employer to the together employment back with employers once they see over and it's going to go back and forth but appointees who's been a pay for it to political participation in charge They would like to push the other responsibility for the salary toward lower levels of the government where they probably don't sit and rule and therefore dado suffered those consequences Recently the cut the political agreement to get another credit low from International Monetary Fund. It was I actually had a video. That was really very critical that I there is no expressly defined in clearly defined need to get the loan together additional.
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Everything will just say we really. We have complete political advisory council to to think through all of that then we get Experts from experts teams to advise us. If it's tough situation of top-quality Goto presidential governing board but probably even more careful than anybody else there because we know that the opposition will say. Oh wait a second we are you just doing it for for political gain So we basically say very little very little even when I was Loss we talked about it. I would put Jersey on some local football soccer team in England than we were getting coming out. Come ON PEOPLE. We are talking about corona and the talking about the jerseys sent in Illinois. Explain this is just to make it easier for people to cope to get their minds off little bit so for three or four days even act of became a problem and then the other aspect of it is that some media outlets in this situation clearly legal authorities in free information about grown virus. Those who are working with law in Vietnam attended Part of the government says and so we are nuts. They're natural gowdy parties there Tv sometimes the get great points for when do sometimes they had been minus four Well what they do. They can couch in the context of working with the situation. Dealing with the situation for us thought being in parliament at all the total position. We are just waiting for elections to this something meaningful. Everything we do is seem possibly seen differently. So there's a saying in Bosnia. You Bake it twice. Think about everything so and but we are now actually speaking more and more frequently lost five days. They came out with a three a press release and because we are seeing that there are really shortcomings jumps over response and the government could and the country could do much better so we are saying. Well they're just go colosseum and let him criticize us. But we'll just say what we needed to be said. Sure what we need to have. We'll we'll be need to say just one last one. You'd mentioned that there is the possibility they're discussing. Maybe delaying the elections in the fall. Or whatever how does that impact? I assume you've still got to proceed ahead as if they're going to happen but there are changes possible I. This is a draft of the changes to the you know it's GonNa be Actively but I didn't know whether they approved and adopted him on but regardless what it says is that this will give them the right to. The Central Electoral Commission will give them the right to postpone the elections these or any lexus. Which is something that they have not had before the right to do so then the other provisions needs that and this is due to extra ordinary conditions state of emergency. But then they're saying we. We will have no obligation to call for elections to organized not qualified to overlays Lexus. Within Ninety days off to the state of emergency has been moved or lift so now basically. If this is done over in the mud will not be. But what if he's done in a month so it's night away pro night on? May Up Toby's still. Boston could be November. Could be December likely January February. But still just gives us three four more months that we cannot do anything but precedes the way we've been doing this Alexa. Some extra time will come. I think will be beneficial for us because we have time to straighten out our processes and take some list steps out to reach to more people who could be candidates and so on. We'll find a way if APOB will push this This thing regarding electron including records who will basically respect any decision that the central electoral commission that parliament adopt. But we will push for pro be will basically say that this is another reason for us to consider introducing `electronic voting because because of the fact that Lohia wartime in health wise you Mussa her mother all all's well I think I had the scare over the S. Today she woke up where the children this Headache wasn't feeling well the whole day today. She seems to be much finer much better. Thanks for us..
2020 coronavirus pandemic in New York (state
"New York has surpassed a grim milestone the state is now reporting that more than a thousand deaths from the corona virus and with this pandemic engulfing the region the mayor of New York City is warning that the city is running low on critical medical supplies and still rose is following all of this ideal he David I guess talk us through how we have arrived at that this milestone well New York state reported more than two hundred deaths from the corona virus just yesterday alone that was by far the biggest one day jump so far but even that number is likely to look small in the coming days here's a pretty grim assessment from governor Andrew Cuomo I don't see how you look at those numbers and conclude anything less than thousands of people will pass away because remember who would sit tacky it's attacking the vulnerable Angela in hospitals and in New York and it sounds like just under unimaginable stress yeah especially in New York City which now has more than thirty thousand confirmed cases mayor bill de Blasio says the city and its hospitals have enough protective medical equipment on hand for only about the next week and that the need for ventilators is even more acute here's to Bosnia this is a race against time yesterday we sent fourteen hundred ventilators out to our hospitals that is a huge step forward but we have a long long way to go your city is getting help from a wide range of sources for example the nonprofit Samaritan's purse set up a sixty eight bed hospital tent hospital in Central Park FEMA set up thousands of temporary hospital beds inside the Javits convention center the navy hospital ship is on its way to help relieve some of the pressure on city hospitals but there is still is concerned that this man all not be enough and that the city's health system may still be overwhelmed when that number of critically ill people peaks over the coming weeks what and another institution that it that is under duress is correctional facilities right I mean I know I know prisons jails around the United States are starting to see cases spread and and that includes some significantly in New York that's right there more than two hundred confirmed cases of corona virus among the staff and inmates in New York City jails including the infamous reikers island complex and this is a big concern for public health experts because they say that once the virus gets into an environment like that it is very hard to contain because it's almost impossible to do social distancing or even wash your hands adequately so there is a lot of pressure to get the jail population down by releasing inmates who don't pose a threat to public safety New York City has released more than six hundred inmates so far according to the mayor but the city is facing calls to release even more as this virus continues to spread what about another place where social distancing is all but impossible I mean detention facilities fee in immigration detention facilities I mean that that there are those in the region as well that's right an immigration and customs enforcement asking for earns two cases of detainees testing positive for corona virus both of them in detention facilities in New Jersey just outside New York there are many lawsuits now across the country calling for ice to release people in detention particularly those who have underlying health conditions that make them particularly vulnerable ice currently hold about thirty eight thousand people in detention almost half if not been accused of a crime other than immigration violations the agency says it is taking steps to protect the immigrants into custody for example suspending social visits lawyers are still allowed to visit but they have to supply their own protective masks and equipment which they despise and court hearings for detained immigrants are still happening despite weeks of criticism now from lawyers and judges all right that is NPR's Joel rose talking us about that dire situation in New York state thanks to the reporting job Hey
CDC issues travel advisory for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut
"New York president trump tweeted tonight that a quarantine of the tri state area won't be necessary instead the CDC has issued a strong travel advisory this urges residents of New York New Jersey and Connecticut to refrain from non essential domestic travel for fourteen days effective immediately earlier today the president said he was considering quarantine while governor Cuomo responded that he didn't know what that would entail or if it would be legally enforceable mayor to Bosnia says he's not optimistic that life could back get back to normal anytime soon in the city as the corona virus outbreak continues to test the healthcare system's capacity the mayor thanks president trump administration for helping to deliver twenty five hundred ventilators by the end of the week but he took issue with the date the president has floated in terms of some people getting back to work and maybe a wife approaching normal that be Easter April twelfth I've been honest may could even be tougher than April any messages being put forward that this will be over by Easter is just unfair the boss he also says April fifth as the date by which medical supplies again came into focus saying many will need to be replenished by then we have what we need for next week but it will definitely be a very hard week after next Sunday is when I get very
De Blasio says New Yorkers should be 'ready' for the city to stay closed until the end of MAY
"Mayor bill de Blasio says he's not optimistic that like could get back to normal any time soon in New York City is the corona virus outbreak continues to test the healthcare system's capacity the mayor thanks president trump administration for helping to deliver twenty five hundred ventilators by the end of the week but he took issue with the date the president has floated in terms of some people getting back to work and maybe life approaching normal that be Easter April twelfth I've been honest may could even be tougher than April any messages being put forward that this will be over by Easter is just unfair to Bosnia also says April fifth is the date by which medical supplies again came into focus saying many will need to be replenished by then we have what we need for next week but it will definitely be a very hard week after next Sunday is when I get very very worried James Fulton W. O. R. news
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Very very very delighted city added needs to be resolved. If Bosnia had the chance to really successful I think most star he areas that need to be addressed before we will see a full recovery in bosnia-herzegovina as as a country were decency and human rights ruled terms of the electronic voting. I mean we've talked about this a lot in the importance of it. Is it as you reach out more? It sounds like power in numbers is going to be beneficial in terms of trying to get that passed as well. But your outreach in terms do you do you see some traction with it as you presented more with folks favorable we know who's not in favor of it but I mean others in favor of doing it. It low for also likes electron for electrons voting over twenty. Well we have We see tracks in that. We are not even though we there are other there. There are other parties. Who have that called for glittering voting and some points but no one has forcefully as as we have been less frequency frequently have been talking now. I think that all parties but those three who I empower for have been far powerful Landslips all but those three are enhancing in favor of literally. Griffin's these three adults simply because they know how to steal elections and they do they steal. They would like to preserve their right. That's right ability. They're getting more and more brazen they stealing more in more votes percentage wise to the point where they because so sophisticated because it is hard to capture that wave that it provides an argument for those who observe in the Central Electoral Commission to Oscar recount or new elections or whatever so they are definitely going to fight. This under different pretexts. They are not going to say. That's good for us where they will say. Well what do we do with With people in urban areas in rural areas some of that don't even have electricity so data have into they claim. It's really not so almost everyone. In Bosnia. Has A smartphone. Deaths were covered the whole state but they will use it as an argument because they know that. So they believe the West sensitive to the issue access quality of access to anything including ability to votes. They might consider that to be valid argument. But it is not it is not People Power simply stopping anything. They are ready to use anything in everything just to stay in power.
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"With the needs of each local community and we will hopefully take an effort. Generalize it so that it is applicable to any municipality in Bosnia Herzegovina Velasco members to go around all the people so that we know what the real issues car as far as they are concerned on the one hand and to demonstrate the ease. The only cool in the benefits of actually. I want to talk a little about the electron voting but in terms of the proposal for most star. How moving forward to something like that. Get adopted these on the local level or does it have to be from above. Or how does that work yes so in most are there are two major parties? Both nationalists voiced participating Nestle's interests and they have actually been working on their own solution and this has been happening for for ten more than ten years. They simply don't want another election. They okay with the fact that they shared power and they want to keep it forever. They don't even want to have elections so new expectations. They're the only hope we see is in the international community to basically put some pressure loca powers political leaders planning to do is to lizards six seven eight embassies told to the ambassador's explain Tiv- our solution the difference. What it promises to her. Why we think important and see if they understand what we proposed. offer Saas as a way forwards successfully could mean seek them. We hope that pleased. It is going to be on the table as Aclu Shin. When those two nationalist parties get together though we also promoting the heavily electronically the importance of Mostar and the situation resolution of the situation in Mostar has the key elements of the resolution on the situation in Bosnia. To new even in our situation these via simply divided there are there are forces the trying to pull it apart as far as they can hoping that it will reach a breaking point so it has to be declared. The of the Central Electoral Committee has to declare Alexis in all was the instigator including Mostar. They have to make sure that most stars ready to elections but they they have to be declared by the Central Electoral Commission Daily claimed that there will be elections. Were they when they had It just like anybody. Even this is central Electric Commission Essential Election Commission is also partisan they are stacked or staffed with members or at least sympathizers of various parties and the ad through In what can be done. How far all of it can be done or if done at all in the hope that they will also be clear. Election lost elections in Mostar to take place at that. Same Time Win. It is going to happen in the rest of the country. There are some indication indications that they will try to do that that they really relieved to do that by To do it at the same time order it to be done at the same time as other municipalities but to actually could not conducted a related point next year if that means that we need that just because we will need more time to get ready for fine but if it is just a tactic tactic for delaying possibility elections in Mostar than it is a dangerous position. So we're GonNa see what will actually happen. So ultimately it can't the final decision can't come from the local municipality in essence. I mean they can be supportive of it. But it's still got to be approved from above in order to do the voting as you recommend in recommending or the holding the actual election Central Electoral Commission is the body that actually declares elections and is responsible for the veracity clearly cletus of those elections in the past star defied the co Ford elections by claiming. There's no political consensus as to how to organize a you know it's easy to say. Go ahead go to the voting booth of invokes. The party's recent about whether the ballot look like what are we waiting for? Who Votes for? Who has the right to ward for whom that is clear it at this has a minor for of this is gerrymandering that beheading? United States. Where you actually? Changing the voting visit geographic shape both voting districts in order to get the to make majority democratic or resorted to public so they basically know the outcome that you're going to be a democrat. He the certainly not no. You don't necessarily know who the person will be but you know it's going to be Republicans and the same thing. They're trying to do here except that they're trying to make it so much. Morris deterministic and predictable. It says they actually want not only that it's Bosnia but from specific party crowder buzzing. They want exactly the party. There are a hundred and what forty two partisan abundant tuna? They don't all all of out of all of those credit informative. They were like three are to be demeaned. Beneficiary will the votes and those are the three Parties that are in the art at have been in power for a while they have each other us. Fear fear mongering as the main strategy from those of other people so that you steep video to your own own. Don't care about others though. That's how you are tearing up or the fabric of this. Aside must star is very important is the key to. It's always the heart of Bosnia Herzegovina simply because has always had very strong presence of all three plus Groups a service are integrate minority now and cross in Bosnia stop but cleanly separated when it comes to where they so we have a case of a city that was vibrant. Culture was alive where humor was the most important treat of Person Trade Serena the tweet trade characteristic In I have never never ever imagined a possibility of such open open minded. Cd becoming a place for Fascist ideology could rain any day a city with two sometimes three schools under one roof.
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Admitted. Even several those states I think the day declared a state of emergency state of pro. What do they call a state of Emergency Sarah? Emergency and into I know it's go picnic type anywhere not just like we have to deal with what we have with a little more. 'cause we've talked about it a couple of times about the meeting that you did have in most are and what what was presented. You said it was received well but Questions those types of things. But what was the proposal that you brought forth What we proposed was this. Most star is normally divided into six rangers in the Saban's is the central parts. The Old Town and people basically votes within their region parts of Mostar. So they can upload for anybody. It'd be a talk about the City Council there are thirty five members and twenty three or so a normally selected from these vilified areas almost at the end of the cleanse. So you either warning for one or the other. And they're twelve so would come from one list then. Everybody can move. The central parts did not have its representation. They did not pick their representatives. They could only participate in this the remainder of seats and try to compete to the city though so we actually made a recommendation to give them one seeds to the central piece so that they are not really left behind in terms of being represented in the city council. They'll need also said not. Everybody will have equal number of seats. Older regions have treat each bunch. They have the more populous regions. Parts of the city would have greater level a number of larger number of representatives in the finally basically said though you cannot vote should people only from one. Can One region Kim vote for representatives from the trees? Salau managed to make it so that anybody vote can vote for any so even Zola. Taylor Saad is leaving living in the center city it can vote for. Cross representative from the northwest part. Because I'm interested. These people will will govern all of Mostar not just their little barbs all of us and I want to make sure that all of them represent a swell and I would like to choose not to put my vote for my represented for my because it's more important that I have a good representative there and the only reason for that is that all the autism should try to appeal to all citizens so must start not just to their ethnically cleansed hearts hoping the dental bring great to level of integration of interest among the people of US start. Now I haven't heard any your comments. Negative comments people who wear their actually said that they liked it. It was one of the few brain political subjects who decided to especially one as young as we are would brave enough to offer a solution to very tough problem who has been who has not been addressed for the past twelve years really interesting so whoa. I was so it also showed that also Yutian could be a blueprint for addressing similar situations throughout the country. Most is important because it's still diverse. City Davis not ethnically cleansed. That's what all Baden incidents should be. They have been historically a very mixed. We think that's a string safely. Allow people to use this pattern as ten points for the raging relationship in other cities or arranging wave of governance in other cities it could lead toward better Bosnian. There are some lawsuits in stressful within the European Union. That actually were sold in favor of a soul in favor of the plaintiff and basically the charge was that they'd their right to vote and to be elected was severely limited by constitutional bosnia-herzegovina because people Resi juicing buzzing CanNot be a member of president's role cannot be member presents. Somebody who declares himself a Bosnian cannot be a member of the presidential council. Because it's laugh it's saved so set aside only four representatives of Bosnia Serbs in crowds the solution that we introduced for most star. He's addressing that issue as well. Basically we are not saying who has to be there. Anybody can be if people if the person is on the ballot and wolf sort that person. As representing data we'll see farthest will go of course as I said many times to ready the media in both the art have been under direct influence of political parties in Bosnia. Heads agreed they are really working. In the interest of the citizens they simply have to satisfy their bosses bar member so placide members of political parties in there for our news hour. was not featured prominently imprint time resulting in any in any fashion really some portals reported on but not everybody importance here are even more important than the official judge to be the elephants so we were very pleased with the turnout than people. It was full house there. Were there rear four of us who presented very Decision I spoke the last mostly about the platform for Progress Journal in generally about the presentation in our proposal for most starting to split in the context of our key principles but most of the question. How ended up in my lap simply. Because what did she know attempting with the platform for progress? How this growing in? Its its planes offered huge but it was full house very relative to packet information a lot of good comments about what we have to save and I hope that this would represent a template for us to proceed further one other thing for star that is important for important for me to mention that about most. Is that the young people of most our our ever sliver song. The platform for progress designed vacation IPAD IPHONE. Android smartphones that allowed citizens to vote on important topics topics that they thought very important. Were able to vote in immediately to see to see the results of the tabulated results of all this was just bartle. Our efforts to raise awareness of the importance of electronic voting record but connected with the.
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"From from the United States who came to Bosnia to look at Making things better out through nonprofit organizations participating in getting of getting people starts talking to each other and Working each other tour the Reich Rico's creation Really Stink bugs where we tried to do who we are and what's happening in. The country did not have glide because he was March eight intellectual women stay on Sunday and in Bosnia. That's usually denied before that night. Usually company organize of an evening outs who try to make special for their women colleagues and I did want to interfere with that so I just pulled that so life. I HAVE MEDICO STATIONS ASICS v People who are Are Part of the Nobel ministration but who are in various agencies of the governments responsible for certain things sentence. People are more reaching out to us. They would like to learn more about who we are as what we are doing what. The officer Leukemia majority voting has a crucial components of any possible. Any change in Bosnia Herzegovina. Is he a serious of bringing change to this country? `electronic loading must be so This was At the same time there are these refugees will popping in the country more and countries getting overwhelms. I know that there are of the border between Turkey and Greece but at the same time. They're finding a way to get in in a lot of end up in in Bosnia and see how this function country more and more effigies wires. The virus is the epidemic. Cutting go rate. Economy's GonNa get even more. It's like two things are just planning can such and I know it's in the United States is.
"bosnia" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Government here made the decision to stop all the activities that it will a lot of people from Sports Culture. Universities cools everything everything. Here's canceled their few cases. Actually in Republika subscribe probably maybe eight or some cases in there and tool in Federation that far above the answer given their limited in compared to what's happening in other countries but they shut down almost never seen the reaction of people throughout the world have seen in peeve action any time in my life. The government's acted so drastically and so quickly after the initial reaction. Even though knowing that the how seriously this'll effect Carson's economy but of course they have to protect citizens. I but the reaction to this reaction to this virus has been amazing both in terms of lack of initially the intensive. It's the intensity of the reaction right now measures. They're taking so it's affecting us here as well and I'm supposed to be here for three weeks or so supposed to supposed to be going to the US soon. I'm not sure actually that I might be able to Wisconsin. The cancelling lightens Farag new regulations Mazda. Annoyances Charlotte is going online classes in our classes. My Grandma went on my cross was the line anyway. The other one just got moved on the conference I was wanting to come to analytics frontiers. We've got postponed cancelled eliminate so many thinks of happened very slow to what's been happening here related to the campaign to the politics show. I should say it is interesting to that. Yes it is This virus is really affecting everything Or major major activities are conversations with the various leadership of the area various municipalities. Who are anxious to get some guidance about strategy for Coming up code Local elections from WHO can be on the list Surrey. Create the list. Where will we find the money? What is our main message had reached people so we already had one conversation. We say we. I mean political advisory board that has that responsibility to work with a local authorities when it comes to progress get ready for the elections and so we have this also the human resources committee that is helping them find the right people. We had the Thursday session of our Presidency or governing boards on the platform. H was a continuation of the session of the go. We didn't we couldn't go through all of the agenda that he had for that meeting meeting. The previous meeting lasted for two hours and this was a continuation lasted for four hours. Just extended our normal time for meetings two hours to four. Just finish steps agenda. Because I know that Darren you tasks becoming. It was a alone then. Friday went to Mostar and be the solution for We presented solution for most most has not had elections in three cycles cow. Or this would be third so everybody's trying to figure out how to link it actually happen. It is a tough situation super because star is it. These are divided city but in terms of percentages of the population is predators. So we had. Our recommendation was very valuable seats. Press so press coverage..
High-Dimensional Robust Statistics with Ilias Diakonikolas
"I'm really looking forward to diving into our discussion before we do. I love to hear a little bit about your background. Your primary research interests are in algorithms and machine learning and If the paper that we're going to discuss this time around distribution independent pack learning of half spaces with mosser noise Which one they outstanding paper award at Europe's it's any Your work is quite theoretical in nature Tell us a little about your background and how you came to working on this type of work right so I grew up in Greece. So and Bis where I did my Undergrad. I moved to Columbia University. For Grad School. My Grad school was In topic cold the theoretical computer science algorithms person and something the process. I realized that the best way to cover impact in the world if you're doing theoretical algorithm research used to actually work on algorithm questions the come from. Mossy learn against that this. Why why is that? Why is that the best place I mean? Maybe yeah maybe the phrasing is not really a good place because this is where this you know our listeners would all agree but I'm curious your thoughts thoughts so I actually started doing this before. It was popular because really I could really see that maybe not all of the theoretical algorithm but one looks some of them could be used in practice and you could see the sort of practical improvements in data analysis tasks so but like in I used to like doing a theoretical griffin. Chris just for the sake of doing it but sort of like after my fingers might the I started good ovulating towards ethical questions that if solved would actually have a product. The galleon bucked described for us. Broadly your research interests and focus so that we have a little bit of the context out of which this paper comes so I come interest within the algorithms in learning so this particular nerves paper. belongs High level which is called the high dimensional Obama's. Learning the idea. Here is that historically every machine learning algorithm needs to make some assumptions assumptions about the model where the data comes from so in some sense very roughly speaking every algorithm could could be viewed as a data fitting methods. You're trying to feed the data to model now. The issues that this assumption about the data coming from a model of a given type is very crucial so and typically do not want your algorithm to overfeed to this assumption in the says that in this assumption is that exactly through but if it's approximately through you want your algorithm to still work and unfortunately entire dimensional sailings. We realized about five years ago. This actually not the case even a very tiny deviation from the assume model could make the rub the machine learning algorithm very fragile so we in decided that okay we need to rectify his developed methodology to have robust learning algorithms for high dimensional problems. And so when you talk about high dimensional problems and perturbations are you thinking about things like the adversarial examples types of problems that we are familiar with where you've got an image high dimensional and you apply some some noise to it so that's a great question I was. I was expecting this question exactly to to throw a difference so these types of recital examples also some type of robustness the question type of buses but somewhat difference. Learn the one I'd like to discuss in particular in the certain adversary robust setting. What you have is if you train you train your network on some images right and then you perturb those images. In a way that's imperceptible to humans and see how the how the model learn performs. We have learned. That's actually under Boston. We need to do something to make it. Robust so the participations in the recital bus setting take place up test time so you train with a bunch of clean data and then you want to test on a set of corrupted data so the sending over Bosnia least with respect to this line of work is something that's called tests diamox. What you actually train on corrupting data. These two are related. So these two notions of Obama's isolated but they're also quite a bit different and you said they're called test time adapts. Yeah but the data is perturbed in training. So this is a cold time. Docs got what I'm GonNa talk about the It's called trading diamondbacks. Okay right so let me give you an example like the most basic example of that. I expect anyone could could understand with just a little bit of bug so if I give you samples like ID samples from public distribution. Like Goshen. And I ask you to find the expectation that mean value offer with distribution whatever samples. Come from let's say in in one dimension than what would you do to find the main value? Yeah you'd some them and divide by the number of samples you have. Yeah that's what that's about sir. Gold sort of empirical mean and we know that it works right. Unfortunately though if one of the summers they give you is not drawn from the distribution that you are strongly it was. It's out liar. Then the average doesn't work anymore was the betrayal far from the tool mean. It's not going to convert through mean even if you take infantryman samples. So what are we doing this case so for the one dimensional saving is known for like I duNno? Essential in statistics. So he still taking the average. You're taking staffing with the skull. The median. Okay. So we know that the media is robust to outliers and it's optimally robust for one dimensional problems right. Lie merging a generalization with this problem too high dimensions so now observing one dimensional points. You're observing high dimensional points every observation that you have is high dimensional. Let's say the dimensions and you want to do the same thing. You want to actually compute the expected value of the corresponding distribution now in the case of polling data. You will do exactly the same thing that you did. In the one dimensional case you would sam all the samples and the divide by the number of the samples so this is the umbilical meaning high dimensions and in the case of clean. Data it works. Now the difficulty is actually generalizing this dimensional and be mean when you actually have. Let's say ten percent of your of your samples being arbitrary. I would liars in this case. Unfortunately there is not an easy solution as taking the media meeting because the media in a high dimensional scenario isn't wall defined or because of the number of outliers you have. Let's these are great questions. So there are many ways to define north of a medium high dimensions for example. One thing that you could do is look at their coordinate individually and calculating the median. Coordinate and giving the dancer unfortunately this is not gonNa work they gonNA work is because you have many dimensions and in some sense. The noise can accumulate across dimensions. So if you let's say even a one percent of outliers then the answer you're going to get at. The end is going to be very large. In the worst case would actually depends on. Who would actually scale with the number of dimensions? And this is something that you can avoid. We know that you can avoid that if you look at like information theoretic bounds. But we didn't know how avoided with the computational efficient algorithm with a method that you can actually ran all right so what we did for years ago with a number of great golfers is we developed the first methods that is actually robust for estimating tied immeasurable distribution to constant number of outliers. So even if you have. Let's say twenty percent about liars and no matter. How highly dimension is the algorithm around sufficiently and gives you an accurate approximation of what's the general flavor or shape of this algorithm? I see so many versions. Maybe they easiest want is about Sort of detecting and removing the consequential outlines so we are in a high dimensional setting so the most sort of knives thing to try to do is detect out liars and remove them and after you do the venue just the output V. The men of the rest I will be the ideal methodology to solve the problem. They show is that this is impossible. We can't prove that it is impossible to actually detect the outliers in dimension setting. So what do we do so the next thing to try deuce okay? Maybe I cannot detect a remove. All the outliers. Maybe I contacted. Remove the ones that If I kept the data sets then they would actually skew the appeal coming by a lot. Turns out that this is something that you can do by using spectral move
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"Put more fear vote in process. It is going to be almost impossible. Took removed from power is nationalist who have been taking the country down the path of poverty. It just one last one. I've noticed particularly in the last two or three months. You've mentioned more and more about meetings with business. Representatives be it from Bosnia and Herzegovina or from outside the country. It seems like it's picking up now that the platform is being more recognized in well known that you're being approached more. How can we do this? How can we make it work and help the the economy? Yes and I'm really glad for that Arab outback because those people can also be helpful into funding organizations nation but also they can keep me more knowledgeable about their true needs in reached solutions for getting the economy started would make sense to them But I haven't really really pleased those conversations because they all oh usually very efficient. They don't spend too much time. They know exactly what a what kind of answers they liked to see and suggest a couple. Thanks so it has been really effective reproductive effect it more businessmen know about us. It's great to talk to us at the same time We are seeing house fearing is three twenty. Go to coffee. Show go to buy something in in the department store away. Renegade stopped by policemen. You see the people as you which is just a test of Massad awed though the movement note and more and more people really know their few worth you were people who have unheard about for progress so it is interesting. I we pleased with that. But that's more tweets table with any other places in Bosnia Herzegovina which is also indication of how to tremble more research places part of the job. You signed happy. Belated birthday my friend. I was not aware so certainly..
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"After Alcoa's -ation laws there's We had the meeting of our presidency. It's a board that governs the the highest or good with the bipolar performance so governing board and Interesting thing about athletes that's For Sunday ever cited to talk about defect debts within that board and within the platform for purpose we do have multiple views in multiple perspectives because We have representatives of all ethnic groups within in Bosnia Herzegovina and the that we do need to figure out our standard collected or many issues that are controversy. Soon added was interesting that the open. That discussion will continue that discussion. The twenty fifth of this mugs when we will have any person coalition meeting most all our meetings meetings the one of the twenty fifth will be in person meeting Saturday but it will come to and we will continue our all that topic For example when we issue a press release on any issue issue that we want to talk about the question is will be. CD'S PRO-BOSNIA PRO-SERBIAN PROCR- Heads it or will it be proposed the right things that are seen seen as right by all sides because we have members that will of different eh groups so any it's not about political correctness by these about the state. What is it that be stand? Ford that all our neighbors can identify it. It's it's it's a tough issue simply because there are many Genocide deniers in in Bosnia to on sides other than the Bosniaks We know that of course it happened because the traditional court said it happened to scientists.
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"Our undergraduates. Alex that could last for a month. Two months people would leave your come here. Bosnia in they could talk to people who experience of awed many of those activities online about an idol that U. S. students the wants necessarily to travel overseas overseas so readily in perhaps Bosnia would not be lesbian. Had to would not be on top of their a list of places they like to visit. But I have to tell you Looking at all the students and young people who traveled to Bosnia eh during the summer as a tourist gives me hope debts. April will come here with really excited that they actually came here off today. See everything this country can offer both in terms of quantity living but also also a history of conflict. That could be a good good lesson for sure and then one last just any key takeaways of the visits you had if it's from the soccer game or most star where he visited the school or any combination of those and of course the town that you were mentioning where the Bosniaks are totally under representative with the Croats. Power well the Liam Process of tops attrition on the one hand don't a lot of injustice a lot of laco integrity log a lot of Irresponsibility or not taking responsibility for one's actions. But at the same time you see people who need little to beg to be Happy People at the game were happy there watching the game decent game good Cheering looking for something to cheer. But the situation was here was limited gloomy debt political atmosphere of fear a possible conflicts is heavy on it was shoulder someday. Count they're happy. But it subdued have his People kipling Mostar. They're fighting if fighting a big fight out there betting against the odds. They are trying to integrate the people in in a city that is very delighted and then by the try again. I'm doing what I'm happy to. They have the opportunity to do it. But the burden of the division send those people like those who offer hope and put various actions of seven versus actions against them to find anything any find anything they still find you for for something that they plan the plant within the premises of your of Your Business and then the cell at was really depressing pressing where you see where even though the numbers are arrived even in the place that was more Muslims sixty forty four Bosniaks Bosniaks are Muslims courses crotts candidates before the war and now they're fifty fifty old Catholic Little bit bigger intensive the number bye see you the situation where it's clear I'd hire one side take it to court all them Level of government and simply don't care about the other side while at the same time at the national level Oh claiming they are the ones who are being discriminated against in our is either asking for more power ages thing greenough those complain about their participation governments wherever they are in the majority they claimed they take absolute power and give nothing to anybody else but in areas for their north excellent agility. They ask for for their fair share in the cry about lack of representativeness. It is bizarre and you can believe I believe that you can look at the person who with a straight face real lies to you today to the nation and everybody knows it it does matter he. He basically speaking to the European Union hoping that they're gonNa really hear that argument against this this Muslims or Whoever they are It's pitiful but the world is in really in a bad shape shape today where the values values and still you fight keep. I'm sure it gives you even more reason to do what. You're trying to do absolutely absolutely..
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"Misled I went to the Zenit up to the game. National team played a soccer game against to China. Lighten the that was a good game. They won five nothing but however via an interesting thing was we know this how the shares the seats at the stadium were dirty. It was amazing. Really really really dirty and I noticed I After the game the next day in local of of most actually watched or Red Porto clicks dot B. a. k. l. i. x.. Dot The aid. They need somebody to come in. They said well what I paid. Hey forty km which is about thirty dollars. Twenty five thirty dollars for this game and I couldn't even get a clean seat. And he was reading. It was really amazing. Zing to me that this is like a third game every time to see to reduce the it's almost like you're never cleaned them unless somebody puts a butting at CPAC completed by so In My I used in one of my Tumble leading to talk about that lack of professionalism the responsibility for your job and somebody has to do it than I offered to. Actually cleaning invite me. I'M GONNA clean and some people come with me. Let's the place because it is embarrassing and I was. I kept thinking about that place beautiful occasion. Happy People they it coming in do something meaningful cheering for the national team ended. Just at seats reminds you of the of the how dire the situation is in the country. And how irresponsible people because that's not heartily hatred that's not too bad constitution. That's the heart of anything. It's it's really your responsibility or irresponsibility to whether job in wherever it was responsible for organizing the meeting the matchdays take the game had to clean the seats or had them cleaned that. I'm sure if they invited the citizens of of Xanax to help out they would anyway. The next day we ended up going to start on the way to now And the ended up in in one school private school will at the entrance of most star and it was really beautiful. privately owned Talk Talk to the hottest of The white is the order. They're both owners for the wife. Is the the the part of the person. In who defies the Cuba recall them and really works on the content whereas he provided logistic split school and taking kids with a bathroom homes to school. ooh and providing the food and cleaning on It was great conversation because there are people who are of their kids students wouldn't Elementary school skids of all nationalities. A religious it would foreigners and it was so beautiful to see our knowledge matters and none of business up onto a school on the wonder of it was beautiful when to the city of stolen next to which is close to ball star and talked to the lady who is a a CEO no the owner but acting as a CEO of the company? that an interesting privately company of US sixteen points or so and and she During the facebook live told us about a dire situation in installments. where it's really almost half-and-half half Croats in Bosnia? But all the power is with the crowds and told us about example of today giving scholarships to students instance for tonight students across in one Bosniak war aware in the administration It's probably probably I don't know how many police but maybe one tim one one tenth are Bosniaks It was so interesting but was like it should define the situation of an apartheid That was required to lease. It was very well attended attended or for many people watched it watch the live Larger than usual number. I think it was closer to three eight hundred fifty. Seven hundred people watched that thirty thousand within two days. Two days the are now getting ready for the Elections and We're putting together a lot of conversations about the the strategy tonight for example was leading with sixty municipalities the governing councils For the platform for progress but in sixteen months in politics within the central region of Bosnia. And it was about our strategy and Kinda the people winging it and really interesting coalition We are talking to experts two teams. We yeah putting together. A team of experts in various areas of from an education to Ma- healthcare to whatever Tourism Sports Culture Arts and so on and their deliberations for Lecture Helpless Devoid Local Strategies Adage is for local elections amid with the communication team that we have been dropped off off because it lost leadership and now we are putting together external external communication internal communications marketing. PR STILL AW waiting for that memorandum of understanding signed by Ios Charlotte to arrive to Louis to Savannah. Some is talking talking about Wants to build these programs tomorrow of there's some people from Macedonia who lived in Bosnia. But like to be there with me so proud of the fifteen sixty people don't like a small accountable leading but it's going to be convinced them. They lost me to talk on the subject go now individual responsibility to individual individual responsibility to the country and helping it's Go to the patches of problem. Certainly certainly use event Saturday. There's a constitutional assembly or Latte for that region for that city. which will result resulted in? Establishing the GO-TO Council Council for the Hope for progress within congratulate so and continues round of now that the season of vacations search is over. We're going to get more and more active also schedule a trip to the. US of love Tober beginning of November. Anyway before that trip to Switzerland and Dan right before the trip to the. US will be strict to a Sweden Denmark to start letting killers but in terms of the the preparing for the local elections in twenty twenty in putting it into context. It's not unusual in the US. To be preparing airing this far out or even further out from an election in. Are you kind of in uncharted waters here. Playing this far out or is it it. Is it normal normal in terms of the process that you're working through. We'll of course. Our actual campaigning periods is a very brief. I think they'd give the only a month to actually contain but there's a lot of preparation that is going. Go on right now so we have to start thinking about People that we will put on the ballot in various local elections and we also have congress that we have planning in November where we will update our Bylaws as well as other documents and elect in your leadership and so on and after that it's we season elections fee need to and find the right people dragic To prepare them to run. We need to define the local topics topics of interest in various local communities odd finding funding for funding those racists of it is interesting and therefore even though you cannot really pay for can hey name of any kind any related. A story painting related activities against Sydney. Prepare to pay for the campaign as long as nobody's paid for any of those activities The election the campaign has already started. Notice that On our website to learn the signs enough as clive save many people from other parties. Who Come in today? You can see based on the nature of comments that they're move where more of them coming out. meaning that after a major parties have already started They hired they hire people to do these things. Of course you cannot prove that departed took the campaign right and saying that it's already starts of course the lowest not clear whether they are being violated readily course in the United States. It's different people are very careful to obey the laws here. It's really not not the case. When terms of the collaborative effort between the two universities just expound found a little bit on where you see it going I mean from here and could this serve as a model? Not only there in Bosnia and Herzegovina that elsewhere. Well I see the I I see the possibility of establishing a high blood. The world class mass program to begin to Beth in probably something that around the area of analytics finally To signs of business emblem. Ix never will be combination of UNC Charlotte College Faculty Bosnia Faculty as a lesser told the central southeast. And I think it could be something that the track people from not only from Boston hits Galina about from the Saudis of Europe as well The find the price boy. That's good in the come up with Combination of impersonal. Line teaching we could to have a ten month program that would be superb and I think that could be the start that could be something. The also will be the first leg of a PhD program and maybe a pipeline for students to look at UNC. Nisa ability of Of the best place for continuing their education leaders could also allow us or point at other master's programs to the effort. I think we can also also eventually establish research lab here in the experience. The coast. Something that's really lacking here. There Bermeo Adrift Rural Behave Entrepreneurial Activities or initiatives. There are so many possibilities than I think. Think within them within the realm of data science speak with really have some interesting offerings offerings. Here that are unique for this article and either know that shock is many students from Europe or South East Europe and they disclosed establish established a possibility the pipe foreign his students also. I think this could make good place for the exchange for students exchange because coastal of the history of that has been tough really In this around the world I think studying what happened in Bosnia in athletes. The loss thirteen years could be an indication rewards. The world might see and how to prevent We are aware of the type of crisis we are experiencing with way aggression than refugees and immigrate just throughout with the divisions that are popping up everywhere the the gap between have some have-nots what's being increased almost daily basis the lack of cooperation Civil I think this could be a good plays forced to exchange for faculty exchange for even could be nation of information technology social sciences and humanities. Use as a research place from their own could be CA- growing growing many different directions but look excited by the possibilities where the two sides will see it. The Way I see I dunno because you know those decisions about a grade and those people sibling and was stanch the constraints of their positions better than I do by by my job is to bring the opportunities to the table. Who for them for the administration? He's to decide whether this is something that is good for for their speckled. Universities for those in when you say exchange students that are interested in this program would it would they have after go from the. US They have to go to. Bosnia and Herzegovina. Could they study remotely or a combination. I think Anything is possible I can clearly see a summer. Good Summer Camp Program even for.
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"We started a meeting with the people who will initiate our would be called expansion. Expect Teams Salona two people per area burned to the lane of governmental until responsibility or ministry. You say or secretary and that day I had a a couple of meetings with a couple of people to to start forming good team in each of those teams will be responsible for common defining set of priorities in that area. Our suggestions for solutions and then commenting on the current state of affairs within that area that day. Then we start to. We actually went to newstalk. is city down probably in the Governor Lester investment had to go in interesting. What is interesting about that town is that they said there was war after war after the war from ninety two to ninety five was over? They told me they was about hundred. Fifty active plus in Bombay's of houses of people who decided to come back so it continued confident trying to prevent people from coming back. The interesting thing about starts is that before the war. It was pro-nea yeah those fifty something percent Muslims the maybe thirty percents Serbs and then traders in across often wore. It seems that because of the war served population almost disappeared. They moved to and to the east of head to go. Oh it's Serbia Serb Bosnian Serb area and the crossroads became fifty five percent of sword. Muslims forty five percents but the crowds have absolute power which means all the jobs within the all the stake jobs became crowd and became really really haven't craw brought in ideology into the huge between the two groups crowds. Basically saying this is our town and so we have to talk talk about the potential for developing but for for provinces they organized. A town will beating Ed. I had no idea what to expect was very very often heads. Government is always very hot expectedly between two people who over seventy seventy five which showed up. He was full actually took a smaller. Anybody was fooling people were standing to. It was very hot Sweating like crazy in to talk for our out. It was really odd but nobody laughed. Everybody state was it was interesting. It was very very very good conversation at night. We went to start to spend the night in Mostar. Spend the night in in a beautiful home a luxury not be out a place. They have six seven apartments and they Rent those apartments to tourists in one of our members own season. He invited resented I to to spend the night there air at their expense. It was it was just gorgeous next to the old bridge and Mazda and we walked midnight tonight. The place ahead light dinner and so a lot of readings specially regarding the The initiation of extract teams. We also have On the planning on September. Eighteenth the first meeting What I call the State Council Then fifteen people would start thinking about Bosnia long-term hundred hundred fifty year long turn. What are we trying to call trying to be captain and Wednesday? Which is yesterday Went to senator. Anytime is a town where we had the really initial huge success. A lot of people got interested but the boards the city council both for the City Council established by platform the guide development activities platform activities within this town. And it's one of the largest cities in Bosnia they developed in mosque's astute groups started fighting each other even to the point that we had to cancel the results of the elections and now starting gain gain. We decided to find a person who can who can new lead can assemble a team of provident. People would really instead of being elected. We will plaintive into vaguely Impact Form for progress. Because we don't want to go through and neither process of elections. There sure did everything they could have done. Just to sign up people to vote for them. As opposed to voting for the other guy said that is allow principle what we need here about the community before the best for them not do I like one person or dislike him or her anyway. So event there to talk to this for this initial recommended group of people who will initiate tapis again in San so and that is one of the few remaining tough spots and it was very good needing Gupta people and we think that is going to somehow turn around today. The the U. Bosnian national team is playing soccer venture game against them so Dr to to Uh to observe the mansion talk to people in Friday. I'm going to go to Ma stock to talk some it to a person who is an IT enterpreneur some ideas about Getting economies started again We're stopping stallings again. To talk to during our facebook live Sunday. Nine o'clock Bosnian title. We'll talk to a person who is the director of a larger corporation. Whose owner is the Slovenian League in bosnia-herzegovina financing will be in the crowd parts as they like to quote and they are really fighting big time against the local authorities authorities because they are putting all kinds of roadblocks in frontal damn simply because the these agreed with the politics of division In so I will have her as guest in our facebook Back so actually. Not The really top league into travel but really grueling into of the number of meetings meetings sometimes hard tough meetings bats Address the core.