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A Powerful Approach to Keeping Remote Staff Motivated
"Than forty years. Lynn twist has been a recognized. Global visionary committed to alleviating poverty ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability from working with mother teresa in calcutta to the refugee camps in ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the amazon as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world's wealthiest families lynn's on the groundwork has brought her a deep understanding of people's relationships with money and her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times. We live in lynn. Thank you for joining me and for sharing your insights with me and my audience today. Thank you john for inviting me to be part of it i i. I love this conversation already before we dig in. Tell our listeners. If you would please a bit about your professional trajectory your boots have been on the ground in so many parts of the sector. Can you tell us a little bit about your journey. Yes i wanna make. Sure i don't go on and on and non 'cause that's really like my whole life story but i started working in this sector. I think when i was a child i did my first fundraising event. When i was five. I wouldn't say was in the sector. I didn't even know. There was a sector but i was in kindergarten and i I noticed that there was a budget crisis in our school. Not that i could even spell budget or add or subtract but my sister was the star of the school play. They weren't going to have costumes and sets because there was a budget crisis and it was going to be sort of this abstract interpretation and she was the princess in a a fairy book Tale story book kind of play and she was so angry and so upset. She was in the sixth grade and i was a kindergartener so i went back to school. The next day and organized my kindergarten with my teachers help of course to make chocolate chip. Cookies and lemonade stands Lemonade and did cianci cup. Being eliminated stands around the school block until we raised enough money to pay for costumes and sets for the school play. And we couldn't adder surprised that we could fundraise.
Ubisoft Is Developing A Massive Open-World ‘Star Wars’ Video Game
"Open world star was game is in development. Not at electron arts sits in development at. Ub soft it's from the division developer yousof massive. No indication has been given us u whether it would be single player or multiplayer. Or what part of the star was timeline or win and might be released but Ub eve chemo says quote on. It's an original stores adventure. That is different from anything that has been done before. Sam what do you make of that. It can't be two stories. you can't be star. Wars chess masters tarazi yummy. Oh it's none of those things. If you just eliminate all the way star wars has manifested itself. You can figure out what this game is because it's not any of those cannon whatever it is going to be cannon with with just films and everything everything our young everything hanan. I think this is such cool news. the division is not necessarily my cup of tea but like big aaa studio. That's really really well. Resourced and capable of of of doing star wars justice undeniably so Yeah i'm really really excited. We also dug into some of the jobless things because obviously now the the word is out there like our star wars project and they're able to be a little bit more descriptive there. Nothing to revelatory words like open world action adventure linear and lawn on linear storytelling. An rpg style progression were thrown around. So it's a video game folks you heard for as many star wars games as we've gotten. Yeah it's been a million where you know this this little trailer montage. That's running a showing several of them. We haven't really ever gotten a big aaa open world star wars game. There has been role playing games. And you know jet. I fallen order is. I don't know what you would call that wide. Probably i would. I would think on the positive side. This is just yet i fall. And were because it's a bunch of open areas and ed fine with me but i want i want like i want like sky rim levels of open like our fallout lending open area. Yeah i want like actual open world star wars game. Where like that's this weird hole in the in all the star wars games we've gotten in the past if it was that that that could work well but what worries me is seeing the division footage and thinking about the avengers and like you know we did our lessons being learned about what You know open world games are when they are also games a service or are thus not being learned about that and people really like the division say anthems that the thing that scares me as much as a jazz. Yeah that's a that's a very real you know. I'd like star wars as much as the next nerd. But the franchise assertive written into a corner because there are no jet. I in modern star wars so unless they go back in time to old republic all any player ever want to do is run around as a djeddai but the fiction of every single star. Wars game has to itself for why you know. I'm not a jet. I but i'm using a lightsaber or Or calcutta's in jeddah. Fallen order is a jet. I'd here's why you know. No one knows about him like i. It's this big stumbling block. That like every star wars game has to overcome so but even if you are jet. I like you can't be getting a new lightsaber and equipping new loot and being on this loop dried. Really like he got different different robes. Sure where they can make that work. that's horrible. I think that's why a builder public works of the time when there were there were a lot of it is. I'm definitely a fan of a lot of ubisoft. Open world games. A lot of the Is far cries but Yeah just to echo what you're saying. The divisions are really my cup of tea. Either a shared world sort of lewd or shooters not really what. I what i'm into. So i don't know i don't know what to make of this Tina i know you like a lot of assassins creeds. Obviously like open games shema. What what's your take on this. I didn't play of division one. I did actually like the vision to i think there are. Rpg elements that make sense and like you know really big dense world to go around and do different activities in could could be a really good fit to so. I have confidence that us off. Nasa is a great choice in general Breaking out of. Ea exclusively is a good thing for them if felt like felt like ea developing those games Was a bit of practice for what is now known as lucasfilm games. And now they get to branch out and pick like a clipper per the type of game that they're going for so that they don't feel necessarily like hamstring into Squeezed into one publisher particularly. So it's like they got a little bit confidence with the successive jet iphone. Order and star wars squadrons and a couple advancements the battlefront two. So they've figured out a formula that could work and now they get to poach essential essentially developers from different talents to figure out what else they're gonna do in this increasingly dense cannon star wars world.
Interview With Imogen Callister
"Today i'm joined by. In calcutta aka k- the media coach after korea to spend journalism real estate operations and a position is branding and marketing specialist at rei imaging now ex with businesses and individuals to help build their brand online. Emmy can you. You can call me. Whatever you like. But miceli i get codeine. Welcome to the show. Thank thank you so much for having me. It's an on obviously debate here on your incredible podcast. Awesome for you to be. He and the media coach is relatively new venture for you. Yeah which you started in january. The she so tell us a bit about it. So look i guess my passion really stems by two ways. One my love of real estate but predominantly my background's journalism media and marketing and it's really blending. Those two worlds together and being an agent is a unique job sam. Every day they have to apply for a new job like imagine that world. It's not easy and you've constantly go to be out there prospecting for new clients and it's my job to help my clients build a personal brand that people want to connect with an also build world-class campaigns in social media marketing and digital online presence to really help them connect with more sellers out there in the marketplace. And it's hard to believe but a lot of people we pick up the fire in one hundred times a day. We make all these goals but you forget like our mobiles right in our hands and everybody fact checks everything now. In fact seventy percent of all sellers will look you up before making a decision on you as an agent so the media coverage was kind of founded on my true passion of helping agents and look like many people. It's been a challenge with covid. I've just had just the best journey. And i really. I'm sorry lucky. I get to wake up every day and leave my passion and my dream and help agents and with some of the top performers in the country. Now so i just feel like it's it's an absolute honor to really work in that position. I mean you've done raising job. So far and really covered as proven agents need to start acting like media companies themselves anyway. So it's great that they've got someone like you to help them along and i think covert is really sorta taught agents viva lesson in terms of you. Don't take back the narrative in the only thing that people here out there is the mainstream media which is obviously always the right. Listen and the thing is think the hardest part for agencies the first question is they say. I don't know what to post because everyone cares about what other people think. And that's human nature satellite. Go onto worried about pricing. I don't know what to post. And i don't know what to say in my purse. That builds brand attraction will makes the whole world of social media like a photo. I mean even though that's not really relevant now likes going on social media where like inist rally aware actually the only place in the world currently with no likes on facebook and instagram. Like if going to the states while that movements coming through so for an aging. It's really breaking down those barriers of understanding that innate to master paid and an own media strategy into their brand so an own media strategy is how they channels look facebook. Instagram linked in google business. What i call like. They pass active brands. They passive brandies lack. They google they look on google. What serves into that brand and making sure that spoiled class when people are typing and then they've got their active brand for their own channels. So that instagram you know. Everyone wants to be into famous. In fact he mcallister of locked you. You know that whole own media channel like may that content pressure now is that then for an agent you really need to look at. How do you create writing fans in your marketplace. Like it's been around for years these idea that other people generate leads into your business but it's gone blown up into the online world now a carry and how it's blowing up. He's all these online reviews and always online review platforms and it's breaking down that disruption for them so they know where to build reviews in brand it gets the more kind of licencees and the last thing i guess formulating strategy for agents now is a lot of people sam. They say to me all you know. I've tried social media before. And i say okay. What have you done that. I'll put up a video. I k and did you do that once. Yup yup. that didn't do anything sat. And it's kind of like you need to understand that ninety. Seven percent of revenue on facebook is made by digital advertising.
Artist and glaciologist illustrate ice loss from glacier in Peru
"As the climate warms glaciers are melting fast over a thirty year period peruse Calcutta ice cap lost about a third of its area. To put that in perspective artists Meredith, like of Chicago worked with glaciologist Andrew Malone, he provided satellite images and data. She then Used Three D. Animation and gaming software to create a virtual world with the city of Chicago looks like it's built on top of the Calcutta Glacier. This provides viewers with a sense of scale. So they can visualize just how massive the glacier is and how much of it has been lost, and so it sort of displaces the viewer from the world that they know but keeps it enough of a familiar context so that somebody who lives in Chicago can look and say, Oh, yeah I know what that distances. into show, how much isis disappeared into able to calculate the volume of ice that has been lost and then convert that into if that much ice were to fall as snow in Chicago that it would return allegation I think of six hundred feet. In their virtual world falling snow buries the city until only tops of skyscrapers are visible. Seeing an image can really illicit an emotional reaction and I think that that's where change can come from.
Obama hits the trail for Biden in Pennsylvania
"Will joe and Carmela at the helm you're not gonNa have to think about the crazy things they said every day. and. That's worth a lot. You're not going to have to argue about them every day. It just won't be so exhausting. That was President Barack Obama in Philadelphia today campaigning for Joe Biden Camara's President Obama spoke in ways we've heard before about his respect and deep friendship with Joe. Biden. Saying that his vice president Joe Biden made him a better president. But president trump spoke very pointedly. About the current president in a way that we have not heard before. This was just reported in the last forty eight hours. We know that he continues to business with China. Because he's got a secret Chinese bank. Account. How is that possible? How is that possible secret Chinese back Calcutta listen. Can you imagine if I had a secret Chinese bank account? When I was running for reelection. You. Thank you. Thank you. Thank Fox News might have been a little concerned about that. They would have called me Beijing. It is not a great idea. To have a president who owns a bunch of money to people overseas. That's not a good idea his first year in the White House. The only paid seven hundred and fifty dollars in federal income tax. Listen my first job was at a baskin Robbins. When I was that. I think I'm. GonNa. Pay. More taxes. Working at A. Dispensing ice cream. How is that possible? How many people here paid less than that President Obama spoke at a driving rally where the audience remained in their cars the event observed all of the CDC guidelines for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic unlike Donald Trump President Obama made it very clear that he was very happy to be back in Pennsylvania. A No The president spent some time in Erie last night. Apparently he complained about having a travel here many. Events, Short poor guy. I don't feel that way I love coming to Pennsylvania. You guys delivered for me twice and I. Am back here tonight to ask you to deliver the White House Joe. Biden Kamla Harris. He's right. The president of the United States actually did go to Erie Pennsylvania last night to win votes and then complained to his audience. In Erie Pennsylvania that he had to go to Iraq Pennsylvania, to win votes because of the plague. Donald. Trump said before the plague came in I had it made I wasn't coming to Erie. Honest. There was no way I was coming I didn't have to. President Obama. Responded to that today. Eight months into this pandemic cases are rising again across this country. Donald trump isn't suddenly going to protect all of us. He can't even take the basic steps to protect himself. Just, last night e complained up an area that the pandemic made him. Go back to work I'm quoting here. He was he was upset with the pandemics. made him go back to work. If he'd actually been working time, it never would have gotten this. So. Here's the truth. I want to be honest here this pandemic would have been challenging for any. President. But this idea that somehow this White House has done anything but completely screw this up is just not true. I'll give you a very specific example career identified at first case at the same time that the United States. At the same time. Their per capita death toll is just one point three percent of what ours is. In Canada is just thirty nine percent of what ours is. Other countries are still struggling with the pandemic, but they're not doing as bad as we are because they've got a government that's actually been paying attention when asked if he'd do anything differently. Trump said not much. Not much. Nothing, you can think of that could have helped some people keep their loved ones alive. Joe's now going to screw up testing. He's not GonNa Call Scientists Idiots. He's not going to host a super spreader event at the White House.
World hunger problem can be overcome: UN envoy
"As one of Africa's foremost thought leaders and a powerful advocate for agricultural reform Agnes Kalibata is responsible for running the first ever UN food system summit in an interview with Common Lennon from you a news Miss Calcutta, the secretary general's own void for the event outlines the ways that food systems negatively impacting the world, and how she plans to use the summit to address these problems she began by knowledge that the term food systems is not widely understood and explain why it's important to tackle. The Issue Foods Seems Pretty Complex I. I personally did not understand the the whole complexity and breadth and. Depth. For. Systems until I started engaging on this, there's a tendency that. Across. The different areas that constitute food systems we each look at the areas that impact us the most I'm from an agriculture sector perspective. So I look at how we produce food and I focus a lot on on how would produce help boxes food but there's so many other perspectives of food systems we to produce food we used a environment and and this definitely environmental perspective one but. To to consume food, it goes through several stages several of puth several things happen this whole complexity of issues around food systems from how produce it to how we move it around detail it tall with techy to the folk at the to the table. And and how influence how think about all that? There's a whole lot of. Influencing the also INS in the food system arena with regards to to to how again how food is produced how is moved reaches the table that impact. So a behavior that impacts how we think that impacts our culture. Food Systems extremely complex. It's about people's beliefs. It's about People's cultures, but it's also about life and how we leave and so so about how interact with the environment and I think how interact with the environment is probably. The most important. Part of what has gotten us in this conversation, how we interact with the environment has resulted in a security from from a food production, assist him in impacting two things in impacting our climate. So because we do contribute to emissions but also in impacting by diversity and how diversity walks for us all and yet we know that they've they've versity besides having the rich life itself. We it's something that we need to be able to to live a full life. So those are two parts of impacting the environment, but there's there's another perspective of food systems are also impacting our health one in every three. People this. The let the biggest cause of today is is how eat the type of food we eat is on nutrition we still have. About six, hundred, one, thousand, nine, hundred people to. That even amidst the plenty because we do have a lot of food in this world. The plenty a still going hungry. And, then there's this whole challenge around. The fact that I talked about that, we have so much food being produced to the extent that one trillion dollars worth of food western every one trillion dollars worth of food. So so meaning, we could actually feed the people that are going hungry or with how much we stink. So that is another perspective and then I talked about the issue of equitable neighborhoods and access to food, and then the issue of just ensuring that we have resilience in food systems so that we don't have challenges as we've seen with COVID data result of. Our. Our reaching. Overreaching inability to to access food that ends up gritting what sorts of other problems. So in a nutshell. We have those challenges but I think the most important part of our food system, which is the reason we are having different systems summit. The most important part of all that is recognizing the. Despite what we able to do we are awestruck in all the digital set out the top to do with food systems whether it is reducing poverty. Or whether it is reducing hunger or were they tease nutrition and how nutrition for us whether it is how impacting our environment reducing West The the perspectives of our food system, that I'm putting impacted by this digits not working with and in many cases are truck. So so the whole complexity of all these things being of truck is really what lead to. The secretary general last year calling for Food System Summit Thou be able to look at the challenges that the summit. The I mean the food system is presenting, but also the opportunities that the food system does present if we if we choose to look at it from a different angle, and if we choose to do different things and this summit is really about helping US Open the world governing action and helping people choose to do things differently what for you a successful food system summit like? A successful food summit with first of all governor is all the people that we are looking to engage because a food system summit in each and every one of us. So for me, I see our ability to rich and NIA and be able to mobilize mobilize cautiousness around what is broken in our food system, and how often system should change would be point number one, govern ising energy, and stressed. in you will looking at food system. So that would be point number one. How would we mobilize or wild to cut our food system number two would be. Recognized that we are off truck, how will we set ourselves doucet ambitions for ourselves to do things differently, the number of areas where action has already been defined with look at parties. When you could digits most of the things I've already been defined. The question is we off truck. The question is we are not on missions and not much ink or our actions are not much inclined to have laid out to do. So the For me success would be that we raise the on Bishen too much what we have laid out as what we wanted to see we know what wants to see, but we are not raising mission high enough to be. Able to come through those things. So number three is that we when we do have some commitments around, we can do to raise those ambitions to the that will transform our food system to new type of system. So for me, those would be the probably the three most important things. As you say, there is enough food for everyone, but people are still starving the environment is still being damaged. How is this failing system evolved? We've we've built excesses within insisting that we probably don't need that for me that would be point number one again, I talked about the amount of westward within our system. Do we have to have that type of West? We've designed a food systems in ways that are not responding to what we need as people. Is it possible to step back and escort sims? What do we really need and how focus but we need more than what is good to have? So we already have the good thing is have that knowledge would did have a not a lot of knowledge are around what is good for us and what is good for environment also have a lot of merger on what we are doing wrong and also have a lot of noted including technologies around what to do differently. That's why talk about ambition that's why I took about committing to that ambition. So what we need, it's what we need to do is not rocket science. What we need to do mostly is about. Galvanizing mobilizing their level. Of Energy into our systems and red level of interest but also the right level of political commitments from within our countries where we need to do that. And but also one shouldn't forget is mobilizing the right level of engagement for more private sector because food systems. Much as impacts all of us, we also a different players in different places at different times, and we have a whole lot of of players that do do engaging in different places and the interest change and their willingness to change and their willingness to work with all of us to find the right pieces of the food system that should be going forward. When we agree on what needs to be abandoned is but is some is as much a public good as it is a private sector thing that must all come around around. An unreadable together and yes, it's true. We have a central group that is working to help us understand the evidence of where we need to be going and what we need to be taking forward. And these people are galvanizing. Evidence from one of the world and they're looking at a tweet has been working in different places and they're looking at what what would work for where we are going. So we are going to build a lot of Of what we take forward on on the evidence that the central could group that has been put together will provide for us as as what constitutes what going forward looks like what leap what what we leave behind looks like. So we are going to to really depend a lot on what descent sense group is going to tell us. Do you think it's going to be difficult few to hold together the
COVID Has Changed Soundscapes Worldwide
"This is the sound of a neighborhood in Calcutta. India in December two thousand sixteen. It was recorded by residents who Konta Modum Dr. And this is what that same neighborhood sounded like on April first of this year after the covid nineteen lockdown. Like a unique place in time that we have to. Document for the future for sure. Amandine gas is a soundscape ecologist with the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development. She supposed to be in the field, recording nocturnal sounds in southern France to evaluate the effect of light pollution on animals there instead she's at home, but she still recording now from her balcony, where normally she'd mostly be hearing traffic in my neighborhood, there's. An phoebe and I think it's frogs that are like in the relocated spacing. The neighbor desiree very loud. So at night there is the frog curse in the morning of the And you also like sounds of people in the gardens slight music in the bag. It's very relaxing. When the pandemic hit gaskin, three other colleagues put a call out to volunteers all over the globe, currently roughly three hundred people are recording one minute of outdoor sound. Every ten minutes for what's become the silent cities project the goal is to. Use Data set and make it available. All the data collected will be stored by the Open Science Foundation. As public data set, the recordings, says gallic offer opportunities in the future to. How we share our space with other creatures, and how we impact our outdoor space, it only the acoustic space, but also this piece in general you see you were seeing a little animal in the streets. So taking back this actual space for themselves. Even people were people were just walking all over the streets was like. Next suddenly like the Ridi- US, so I think it will help us to understand. That may be another way of living in city supposed to go. I hope so.
Blue Mountains charity feeding 18,000 daily
"The ripple effects of panic buying that grip distractions at the beginning of the corona virus crisis. Still leaving some supermarket shelves empty. A supply lines catch up with themselves. Solutions more complicated for the people who rely on donated food to get through the week. Social distancing measures have robbed many charities of the human connection so crucial to already vulnerable clients Jeff Thompson reports on one remarkable charity network which is still managing to fade eighteen. Thousand people a week on a beautiful bright blue day shrink wrapped pallets fruit. Drink the being stacked along the age of the Wide Wooden Dick in front of Cottam Lighthouse. Church cars are starting to pull up into the U shape driveway and as a step up onto the the big wide balcony. Here yeah gotTa wear. The reelection is and there's boxes of Calcutta pups there's I think like pringles and toutes saw some juices desserts and a whole lot of frozen ties and fruit. You're really focusing on the traffic this week. Because we don't want to get in trouble for council for having punchcards of cars backed up on the road. What used to be face to face and highly social is now a drive through service we used to we had it in the pocket everybody just queue up and we give them a little ticket and a number and then we assume as I came. Come up and we'd have gazebos and everything in the park up the road there. It was started by pastor in battling because of the restrictions. We decided to do this so we keep them in their cars and they just drive through the handbags out of the car. We feel bags and let me give it back to the moon. I draw com up to the wooden dig and pastoring in hands the woman inside some roles and a couple of loaves of grade. You're welcome anytime. Do that. Wonderful really really helpful. I haven't been working for three weeks. We have right and you lost a job because of current avars cited and up. That wasn't a lot of money anyway. So this really helps Pasta in Bodley his head to pivot his relatively new charity to meet the rapidly changing needs of his local community. So we've been doing this for the last three and a half years and we do it every Wednesday. From about this time to at one we can be giving up to about sixty families in the area On a regular basis thing now with consumer of course ninety percent of its economy is wrecked because laws on tourism so we're expecting a philly high influx of more people to come in but just as demand is going up. Donations are running out and volunteers. A staying home and that means charity like Aliens has list capacities to feed a growing number of hungry people. These emergency to pass to enes work. We've noticed last week getting Chris and who you clientele typically the people mainly on fixed incomes. And they struggle. You know there's that many benefits typically get benefits. Pensions these young people who are not able to work. Some of them had disabilities and so forth and a lot of victims of domestic violence. In fact we work at supporting victims of domestic violence in the area and so they will come and get food and because side them money. We just helped by now the driveways fool and across the way I noticed pass to een speaking softly to a gray haired woman wearing a face mask and she's just dipped out of the com- relating that Lost a husband a Wednesday night last week. I'm providing here now with Some counselling support so he just update on Wednesday night. She was sitting on the brand with him and he just died. She suffering from shock. She's come here to die and she's she'll I'll call her and we'll just follow her up and everything and then we'll just make sure that she's okay because of the Anka that they've got a hell of a thing to go through losing your patent suddenly at the moment when there. It's hard to to get comfort from other people. That's right is when you go through situated. I'll give you a hug but I can't you know so she won't even my children can't hug me and my grandchildren can help me moments. She's really feeling she. She had the funeral yesterday and He was promoted. She's the only one was the anyone could go. So it's an it's pretty upsetting for you. Come here today food or or to see you came here today to say she doesn't take a lot but she she takes for herself and her daughter
Persecution of China's Uighur Muslims exposed
"Today we're looking at recent revelations about the plight of Chinese weaker. Muslims growing beards praying in public and calling someone overseas. These are some of the offenses for which we have been interned. In camps in the Xinjiang region of China these revelations appeared in a document leaked out of China known as the character list the F. T. Reporters working on the story are here to tell me about how they discovered the document and who they spoke to. Kristin Shepard is on the line from Beijing and Lord Patel is an Ankara so Christian. Let's start with you. There have been several different document dumps and leaks about China's programs in Xinjiang and various ways. In which the weaker minorities and other minorities are treated in this part of the country. What do these leaks? Tell us. That's new the previous documents that came out of Times and International Consortium for journalists. They were really the high levels plans from the top. Xinjiang and other Chinese government officials including president season paying and they lay out the overview of what wanted to happen than what this set of documents tells us is really the grounds. I view of what was happening dates day. How these decisions made who was making them. An why was so many by most estimates. It's over million Weigo's and other minorities in the region. Why exactly why they sent to camps and things that it reveals is the the reasonings were often for very minor offenses things that have spaw. The Chinese state could be worked up into things that would be seen as signs of extremism but in any other sides he will be very hard to consider as anything that would warrant a year. Ill more attention talk to us a little bit about how you got a hold of the documents. And what was in them? Documents were possibly by a Wego activist. I've developed a UP He's a linguist who is living in Europe in exile in recent years and he was posses documents from contacting seen John on what they is a very long spreadsheet a hundred thirty seven pages which full of personal information names dates of birth and importantly judgments about who is to be sent to reeducation camps in this county of Xinjiang are cash. And then how can you be sure that they're real? What steps did you take to verify them? There a number of different ways. You can go about trying to verify things. One thing that we did was go and look at other government documents to check the dates and the language used see if those matched they also because they contain a lot of personal information addresses. Id numbers relationships between individuals. Those are all things that you can look up on various dates bases so we checked for example the ID numbers of the people mentioned in the documents against their addresses if they came up with the same addresses as those online than that would suggest that the documents north and take on the old cases. We tried that the case we also got experts to vet them experts in China Studies. And then finally we're able to track down. Some of the family members of individuals mentioned on the list. Now Laura from your end you went to speak to people who are living abroad in Turkey. Who had family members documented in the car cash list? Can you tell us a bit more about the people that you spoke to? Who were they? Yes at the start of genre. I went to go and see a couple cooled often pods and risen saw and they're originally from Kara cash province. They now live in Istanbul with three children so both of them had relatives. Who are missing. They're both missing. Both sets of parents older siblings. They haven't spoken to them for years. And then you about the car crash list documents but when I first went to sea than they haven't yet found any on it so I asked them to give me a list of names of missing family members. The ages that children and that's what they did a few weeks later. We had the woman risen. Saw had found to have sisters that coupon She found the names on the list and she gave us the entry numbers on Christian checks the Chinese records the details of Sheikh giving us and they match frankly a real difference was at the age of the people were slightly out because the list dates back to two thousand eighteen that must have been quite an emotional revelation for her. What did she say about her sister's yes. She told me about his sister's past About her relationships with them it was very Saad. I think it was mixed feelings visa. One of his sisters who she knew had been detained for quite a long time. She actually said that she might be dead. So in some ways you know there was some sense of relief landing. The her oldest sister Rozelle's was probably still alive but at the same time. She had no idea that her younger sister pottum him would even be considered the detention. She said that she was kept us out of trouble. She described Howard's of shops young women. You know they used to fight sometimes to become when they were talking about close. It was very active picture that she painted the House to round little bakery together and she was just completely shocked. Find her on the list tonight. She'd been in detention and that was very upsetting. When was the last time that you've spoken with Pottum? In particular. She Law Specht pod to him at the same time she spoke to have parents which was back in June twenty. Sixteen things have been getting more difficult to have found the relatives back home. And the compensation that they had will often quite mundane because it was upset me out of the question they could speak about politics even talk about the situation in. Kashan what it was like for the family so she told me that she chatted with pods him about their relatives about positive. Clothes THAT IS INSIDE SENT. Ofa have family members when somebody was visiting and has sister was talking about which should keep the hassle which give other relatives. It was a kind of normal by Monday conversation. She had no idea it'd be the last one that they would ever have. And did she keep trying to reach her after that yes. She tried several times after that to cool and she got no answer she said. Said every time Iran butts the mandarin Chinese cannot be connected. Eventually result still trying. She didn't WanNA put her family members in danger and she hasn't spoken to them since summer of Twenty Sixty Christians were other people's stories similar to resume says in her family's Yes. There were a number of cases that were very similar in the lists attempts case was entered as number three hundred fifty eight and Offenses were down as having one more child than allowed by the family planning policy. That was actually the most common offense and reason given for people being sent to reeducation camps for many is decades. China has had very strict curbs on the number of children that families are allowed to have and traditionally weaker families would be allowed to have more children but recently there have been more restrictions on the number of children that we are allowed to have as part of the security campaign and it seems that a large number of people on the lists were targeted for reeducation because of this tendency to have more than the state thought was the appropriate number of children other offenses included. Things like connecting to people overseas any effect. In this case it was noted as appoints positive for a later release that she hadn't tried to contact her sister other things included travel growing bid. Praying home things that would be considered a just a normal part of everyday life or religious practices. And do we have a sense of why China has targeted these minorities in this particular way? What do we already know about how they're treated and how they're perceived by the state? Will this crackdown really began around? Two thousand fourteen an around that time there were a series of violent incidents both in Xinjiang also across China which the state says were traded by often we goods or other minorities and the response to that. Was this blanket security campaign in Sin John Mass police rallies a huge bulking up the surveillance apparatus bringing some high technology like facial recognition cameras but the cornerstone of this whole campaign was a system of camps known as reeducation camps. We don't know the exact number because China keeps the details of this system fairly secretive but their thoughts. Be Over. A hundred and these Often huge complexes that sprung up in recent years where anyone who was thought to be a potential extremists could be sent for reeducation in order to try and avoid that the coming of risk to the state but we now know who these documents at that the definitions that we use to determine who tension the extremists were things as mentioned before that are often very Monday just everyday practices of we use so Christian. You also went to carry cash to see what was going on. I think you've visited at least once probably more than once. What was it like and did you manage to speak to any people while you were there? It's extremely difficult to speak to anyone because the surveillance apparatus is so sophisticated that whenever a foreign journalist arrives in the region they will be immediately followed by state security agents. So although I was able to go there and move around with some freedom. It's extremely difficult to talk to individuals because any conversations with them could potentially put them at risk I was able to see was that they had been huge changes to society. I mean this is a region which is about ninety percent or more week. There were very few working age men on the streets. The neighborhood wearing a lot of people mentioned in the lists were living a lot ebben. Demolished parts of it were locked off and seemed to have large security gates. Meaning that anyone who wanted to come in and out would have to go through numerous checks. I only saw some elderly or young people in the streets alleys also able to get close to a number of the reeducation camps but not in most cases close enough to actually see the camps because police would set up roadblocks to prevent me from getting any nearer. But you could still see a lot of changes that happened to society in car cash. For example. The second largest mosque in the town have been demolished. That was just an antiquated rebel. That you could see the there were large textile mills. Knit one of the camp locations where we were bust. Apparently from the counts to a juice textiles which then likely be sold across China and potentially across the world so this system is really remolded the society in Calcutta which is the coins of it. The clues in the name. The full Chinese name is transformation through education camps. And that's what the Beijing government is hoping to achieve. Its to transform large parts of weak as society to make it more compliance in line with how Beijing the society to be in addition to reporting on the ground. Were there other mediums that you used to document or to observe HOW SOCIETY INCH? Jiang had been remolded. Yes we also able to find satellite imagery that can thumbs a lot of the changes that have been taking place. So if you look back to the very start of the campaign. A lot of these complexes that are identified in the lists as being reeducation camps just didn't exist and there's been a massive amounts of building huge spooling complexes often it's a campaigner detention center and factory will in one area alternate industrial pogs outside of the town which are the same areas. Wed Police were locking my entry. So that also provides a kroger writing evidence of the location and the scale of the camps. What do we know about the training? People receive once they're in the camps and also how they move through the camp system and then eventually back out into society. A lot of the training is around Mandarin Chinese around Chinese law around Chinese politics but it's essentially ideological and it's forcing people to do things like singing songs. That praise the Communist Party to learn for example that they are not allowed to hold religious ceremonies outside of those sanction directly by the state. So it's forcing views of the states into the minds of people go to the camps the amount of time that they spend that it's meant to be a minimum of a year and can be much longer normally what we can know from the list and from other government documents is that they would spend a year doing reeducation than they were spend a period to a vocational training which would be to learn for example how to operates machinery so they could be moved onto a tree job which is essentially involvement treaty. Labor. The other option in some cases full people who released but still kept on the surveillance is that they might be allowed to return to their own weather placed under what is known as monitoring and control and that's essentially a probation period. Where minimum of a year? They will constantly be checked by security forces and if they were to do anything which be considered another sign of extremism they might return to the camps have these camps in this camp system. Been publicly acknowledged by President Xi Jinping or the Chinese government presidency has never acknowledged spoken directly about the CAM system at toll but the government and the authorities in Xinjiang have acknowledged the existence of the system. What they deny is that there is any form of abuse happening here instead. They say that this is a fairly humane way of tackling extremism unday would call the camps vocational education training centers. In fact just recently. They have said that the camps although they remain the no longer being used for any kind of anti extremism training programs they announced pill use vocational training. Although this is something that we are exiles and rights groups lead is unlikely to be true. Thanks Laura and
Who was Mad Mike Hoare?
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So, yeah, these big firms will now have more to invest and they'll get more powerful, but the venture industry is changing. There are lots more smaller players like angel investors. Usually really rich people who want to help fund companies and increasingly even everyday investors. Have more ways to get in on the next pre IPO tech unicorn, Jason Calcutta's is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor who got in on Uber when it was still a pipe dream. I asked him how VC is evolving. There are the funds that have been around for decades like sequoia, Kleiner Perkins or benchmark, and those firms have partners who may stay with them for multi decades, and they are the first stops when a founder comes to Santo road or San fr. Francisco. And then there's a new crop of angels. And I went from being essentially a nobody or somebody who was kind of annoying in the industry. This journalist entrepreneur with a big mouth and a big social media following in a podcast to now I'm the first stop were in the first two or three stops for angel investing. I'm the most successful active angel investor in Silicon Valley. So then let's talk about the industry. I mean, we know that these exit is big unicorns. Going public is important for the firms that have funded them and the angel investors that funded them, and how might that money then get funneled back into new startups. Like how important is it to that future person with a PowerPoint injury? It's critically important. I'm in Bolden. Now, having had a couple of grade exits to put more money into my own funds, and put more money to work. So that is a specific phenomenon that occurs, which then benefits the next generation of founders, and we saw that with people who made a lot of money off of Google than invested in Facebook and Twitter, the Facebook and Twitter. Folks, obviously invested in Airbnb and Uber. Yep. One complaint. I have heard actually about venture capital right now is that there's a lot of the same money going into the same big companies and there's maybe not as much diversity. Is it possible that the inflow of money could change that dynamic, and introduce some more innovative investing the venture firms have raised bigger and bigger funds? So the VC's are looking for companies that have a lot more traction, a lot more revenue fuller management teams. So the world's changed the markets are much more efficient, but they're private and this is where the SEC and the investment rules for private companies have to evolve, and we're starting to see that with equity crowdfunding where civilians non accredited investors people with under a million in net worth under two hundred thousand a year in income are being able to write small checks through platforms like Sede invest and Republic. So that's going to be I think the future. And that process is just starting. Ng Jason Kao. Kansas is a tech entrepreneur and angel investor as the number of angel and nontraditional investors in the US has increased. So has the percentage of female investors from five percent in two thousand and four two more like twenty six percent as of two thousand sixteen. And now for some related links. There's a link to a story in entrepreneur magazine on our website marketplace tech dot org. It has the data I mentioned about female angel investors, and actually Alex Conrad over at Forbes, who's also very funny on Twitter has a good piece about how Facebook and its soaring stock over the years has produced a new generation of investors like Jason Calcutta's was talking about, and in fact, lots of them are women who are funding women run businesses who then hire women who might get big payouts if their companies go public or get sold and then might also turn around and become more diverse investors. However, I am definitely aware that a lot of times when we talk about diversity in venture capital. We're talking about adding more white women, so to that effect. There's a good story in fast company about an organization called pipeline angels. It's a boot camp for would be angel investors, and it focuses primarily on. Inclusively meaning, people of color, women non binary end geography. It has training cohorts in Montana. Idaho, Ohio Texas, North Dakota and Minnesota among others. I'm Molly would. And that's marketplace tech. This is APN. This marketplace podcast is brought to you by evident helping businesses create a solid foundation of trust and safety on their platforms. By seamlessly verifying workers unless time. And with more confidence evident also helps companies stay up to date on any changes to relevant information and readily adapt, if and when compliance requirements of all evident is bringing confidence in peace of mind, personal data interactions across the globe. 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"calcutta" Discussed on Masala History
"Not just because you know it was a place where the highest office in. The land was held where that men are. The person lived but also in the way drew presented. The empire issue said so that in that sense. We really want to think about architecture. As a way of representing babo right as even as and again architecture especially the government house. It's also it also adds legitimacy right do the british root to the continuation of british rule in india. And the fact that this This this architecture wonder if you might call it that you know it. It was the official residence of The left in the governor general and then the viceroy for more than one hundred years right so there is something to talk about how how much the british invested in the government house. And it's also again like we were talking about. Every every architecture has controversy surrounding it and are very closely linked with the political and colonial climate off the time and is here again. One should mention that. There was a slight bit of controversy. That comes about when you know when hastings and then richard wellesley decide that they want to put up the government house and eastern the company as some of you may know eastern british east. India company was a privately held company. That worked out of written. It had a quarter of directors and so whoever the governor general was always needed approval always need permission for for anything that they were carrying out in india. But it's controversial. But the controversy. That comes up here. Is that well as lee. Pretend and this is really interesting that you see the governor general pretending saying that. Oh i sent a letter to the board of directors asking for approval and then have we talked about the author of the book yet. We will get to then so you know so. He talks so he says oh. I sent the letter to the board of directors and so the author says no that copy of that letter has not ever been found. So there's so and the board of directors at this point has no no other option but to go ahead and because of construction it already started and by the time wisely actually leads the board of directors or the board finds out. It's already about a year too late. So so you see how the how the so the monopolistic power of the british and the company when it comes to making every decision unilaterally about india starts to be questioned even in something like the construction of the government house right. Yeah maybe we should take a moment here to Sort of discuss the books and the materials that referencing to in this podcast This one that we mostly relied on the information. So far has been the british government Government in india A book that was written by lord curzon in one thousand nine over five in later..
"calcutta" Discussed on Masala History
"Think there is this long quote. You know the first. The first idea of government house comes from warren hastings. The first governor general of india and bengal. And this is. This is a court that he talks about why the government house is necessary in galata. And so the code goes and i quote that high office has always been expected to maintain a considerable degree of state to follow a strict ceremonial observance and to entertain on a lavish scale. Such practice was not only inexact. Hominy with indian tradition which associated sovereignty with splendor but it was also demanded by the british population of bengal. Who expected the head of the government and the representative of the monarch to deal with the native nobles and also with themselves on a footing not merely of equality but advantage and to hold a court in calcutta that should more than reproduce the etiquette and dignity of the court at home. You so there's a lot of a lot of aims and there's a lot of plants that hastings has about the significance off the government house right because again politically as we know. This is the time of the orientalist. William jones in hastings who are all talking about collaboration. Right right cultural collaboration. You know trying to find common links common traces so you see even the nature of the reason why he wants. Government has to come up is again to to kind of recognize acknowledge how indian tradition works. And how the british works i. I think it's also interesting that In that court he sort of mentioned that it is about representing the empire representing england. But it is also it makes a crucial point about diplomacy. Right right he's talking about. I mean this is obviously like early on in the nineteenth century. I don't think the british are still thinking of india as their own right. Like i'm still dealing with the indian rogers and the noble also. Diplomacy is key in the way he's thing sort of talks about it And which. I found really interesting and he wants to do it on equal footing like you saying diplomatic relations. Yeah he says just like those blender that the indian rogers are accustomed to therefore we also need to have a splendid structure for ourselves. So that's quite interesting that there is. There is a statue school right right is being displayed right and also i mean you know it is it is supposed to be a place that represents you know britain in most finest most lavish scale right. So there's obviously like you're saying this image to represent britain in india and they're using and this is something you know and since architecture yukon talk about british india not talk about their architecture and legacy right every building that they have put up in. Any part of the country is representing. Something is not right. And i would strongly recommend everyone to go and read thomas graphs splendors of yes. Bend us the all the architecture and empire like you know the the all the books written by thomas metcalfe on british architecture in india like great and really really useful to understanding why architectures going to notions of foul and how architecture forms the idea of power. We just saw important in the case of government house to think about architecture as undeniably linked to the practice of right..
"calcutta" Discussed on Masala History
"Podcast. I also wanted to digs opportunity to let you know that. We got a lot of comments and feedback from you. Thank you guys yes. Thank you so much for that john gear. Our last board was a really appreciated. And we really love your so. Please keep commenting and sharing. If you like podcast subscribe to it and share it and let people know and get the without you guys. Thank you so much and please also feel free if you want us to talk about certain historical event a a building architecture. Anything in history related to south asia related to south asia. If you want us to talk about it do some research for you do the legwork and do all the boring stuff into it for you and the boring stuff. We love the boring staff. Yes right yes. So so. That's our links spiel. So now we go back to talking about the government house and talking about the historical significance of it and then and then studied the actual existence of the building from all different angles. Whether it's political colonial economic architecture of course right and why they're all connected why. It's all connected. Supposedly you guys have fun listening to this so to give a quick background to government house. It got the entire. Construction is completed in eighteen zero three and it remains the official residence. I of the governor general of any and then after eighteen fifty eight the viceroy of india deal nine hundred eleven because still nine hundred. Eleven calcutta was the capital of british empire in india. It's only in one thousand nine eleven. The capital ships do delhi. And we have a podcast on how the capitol hill to new delhi as well excellent. Go and check our website. If you want to hear about the move from calcutta new delhi right so i listen to this podcast and then go to our website and listening to things in reverse order. We do we. Do we do it as as in how we like to do. So often one thousand nine eleven. When the viceroy's official residence is to delhi The government house do continues to remain an official building of the british empire occupied by the left and then governor of bengal and nineteen forty seven. It is now known as raj governor. The governor of bengal now resides note and totally unrelated use. It left and left in america's lieutnant loosening. Yes i'm going to stick to left. Let us know. Do you prefer lieutenant or you prefer left in it. Yeah so so the ceremonial stone off. The government house was laid in seventeen ninety. And you have to give them credit. They completed enormous structure the construction of the enormous structure by eighteen three. I just read somewhere that it caused in modern currency. Some three point. Eight million pounds. While and i saw the figure somewhere. And since the between dc and me. She's better at math. I said i don't know how this would convert to modern day valuation. So i'm glad you gave them that. Infamy i know i don't know if that's a real figure you guys you need. You can find it out on on the internet. Because i went there and very very rudimentary sweat for that information. You would like the building is ceremonial and grant right right..
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"calcutta" Discussed on Masters in Business
"The famous theologian Todd in class, like an emerging markets when I was a senior in Harvard and I took the class from Reverend Reinhold Niebuhr and he got me interested in India. So the combination of being awarded this fellowship and having learned something about India made me choose India to spend my year away. This is nineteen sixty three, nine hundred sixty two sixty three. That's when I was at the Indian statistical institute in Calcutta. So what was Calcutta like in the early sixties? Because even today it's a fairly is frenetic the right word, a fairly frenetic contry with enormous challenges facing it, but some tremendous assets as well. What was Calcutta like in nineteen sixty? Two was a very interesting for a young man. I thought it was. I was an eye opener in a way you know, they would say, and I saw this. They would say. That one hundred thousand people just slept on the pavement every night. And that was the poor man's air conditioning because India can be kinda hot. The pavement is kind of cool. And so people would you get away from the heat by just getting down betting down on the concrete because it was a little cooler than the air around them. Literally, a hundred thousand people on the streets in Calcutta course, had millions of people, but you know, basically, India is a country that's like one, third, the size of the United States, but has about four times as many people so that put those two together. You've got a country that's about twelve times the density of population short we have in the United States while so. So you're studying at the Indian statistical institute, what did you learn? Well, I studied, you know, economics in finance and the these people were statistical institute. So I got some econometric training there. I don't remember the details of what I study, but I do remember meeting a famous British scientists named j. b. s. Haldane who had. Kind of gotten the fed up with Britain and moved India were Indian clothes, you know, a dhoti and all that on, you know, he was one of the great scientists of the first half of the twentieth century. So I got to know him. And that was kind of a lot of fun to get his perspectives on the world. So did you know back then you want to go into academia and to put a little context for this. You've been at NYU for just about thirty years since nineteen ninety four that you taught at a few other schools. Right? How how conscious, oh, were you of the lure of academia back then? Well, I think I was kind of remembered they the late fifties and early sixties were a great time to be an American University because we were worried about the Russians and Sputnik, and some government was putting a lot of money into financing, higher education, and so it any young person in the late fifties, early sixties. Thinking about a career, academia would look pretty good because of all this interests of the government and beefing up our intellect. Actual talents. And so, but so I, as I mentioned, I'm I wanted to major in economics before I got to Harvard and I was my interest in economics was kindled even more at Harvard and after taking this year off or even before I went out India, I thought I want to come back and get a PHD. The only question was wear and Harvard let me in and you know, there's always a family thing to buy wife wanted to study the shoes one year after me in college, but she wanted to go to grad school in the history of science in Harvard was really good in that. So your wife is studying the history of science. Did that influence you to move from economics to the history of finance? Not so much. I think the, how did I go from being an economist, the becoming an economic and financial historian, and that's where it particular influential mentor comes in. Harvard at that time had an economic historian named Alexander Gershon crown, who is a born in Russia, but he. He was like, the first half of the twentieth century is father was a capital as we had to leave Russia when he was a teenager in nineteen seventeen, and they went to Austria. And so he his formative years, we're in Austria, but then Hitler came to power. So he had to leave Europe and came to America. People knew that he was a great scholar..
"calcutta" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Korean leader kim jong un are holding an unprecedented meeting in singapore you're listening to the bbc world service india has more than ten million street hawkers many of them are illegal traders who pay no tax or rent now the indian government is trying to shift the country from a cash to cashless economy so what does the future hold for its street hawkers rahul tendon reports from calcutta good good i'm outside newmarket calcutta's most famous market inside it's full of shops outside the payments the entrance it completely blocked by these illegal street hawkers there are hundreds of them here they've taken over every inch of the pavement in fact if i look down you can't see it with me here is bannon nica she's leading the campaign to clean up streets like this they've taken over the very entrance of this grand peace over the last decade how much more severe has the hulking problem become in the city it's been getting from bad to worse this quaters they don't pay any taxes there are more than a quarter of a million hawkers on streets like this across call calcutta and the numbers are growing every year businessman patera says he should be taking them off the streets i nothing in india votes than feel so i think the drive fear within the system i think will be a stronger compliance but here in calcutta the authorities trying a different strategy in front of me is a huge water fountain i rounded series of votes on them are individual shops the people running them used to be hawkers now they've got a place to sell products ronnie is one of them before we have no space the authorities would smash shops there were lots of problems is better news coming.
"calcutta" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"You want to right the ship but will never be right at one resident said before walking out but many are choosing to stick by the city they love i believe there's a future here said suzanne calcutta susan a city council member otherwise i would put my house up for sale i can go that would be the easy way out but we're not doing that the city is also closing its doors on friday to save money the libraries and other places are looking to make additional cuts that is just not really a good article who wrote this oh it's a staff thing all right you think the article normally w j b k's a little more on top of it now here is my overall issue with this i am generally down for raising taxes i don't like it because government just generally roles in do but having gone through now the whole budget but the majority of the budget having gone through what has happened in the past and knowing the situation with the relationship between the city the county in the state and i'm not even gonna talk about the fed's but having gone through some of this having some knowledge of this an understanding that this is not as easy as you raise taxes or you don't you make cuts or you don't here's my under underlining saying shall we say.
India approves death penalty for rape of young children
"Child rape that's a proposal from one nobel prize winning indian activist on saturday the government approved the introduction of the death penalty for anyone convicted of raping a child under the age of twelve it was cleared at a special cabinet meeting chaired by the prime minister narendra modi according to figures released by the indian government they were over eighteen thousand cases of child rape in two thousand sixteen or more than fifty each day in recent weeks to such incidents have reignited this debate nate particularly in india one was the gang rape and murder of an eight year old muslim girl in a hindu temple the other was when an indian teenager who'd been kidnapped and gang raped last year revealed that her parents had forced her to change her statement after they accepted money from her alleged assailant's in a moment we'll hear from an indian author for her opinions on this i this report from the bbc's rattled tendon in calcutta welcome and thank you for joining the fight for us far the white for us safai is india's cry and the nation's demand the rape and murder of eightyearold asif for banu has dominated the news headlines here in india strangled with her own scarf after she had been raped she was then hit on the head with a rock her death has led to protests across india.
India approves death penalty for rape of young children
"Yes i mean i think two things one the evidence but they want to get is from the actual bodies of victims so have blood urine samples there are reportedly such samples already that the uk the us mma french governments have received a severe hope to get that that and also that if they get if it was sarin that was used than the actual samples of soil would still be meaningful if it was chlorine that won't be the case sebastian asha to india now where the prime minister narendra modi has approved the death penalty for anybody who's found guilty of raping ago under the age of twelve his government has been forced to take action because of widespread public anger about sexual violence in two thousand sixteen there were forty thousand rapes reported to your thirties and forty percent of the victims were children the latest case involved in eightyearold muslim go in a hindu dominated area of jammu and kashmir state rotunda reports from calcutta protests like this across india all week many of the demonstrators have been wearing placards saying i'm ashamed to be indian it follows the murder of eightyearold asif abban she was kidnapped by a group of men who continue raped and then strangled her with this goff there have been other similar cases involving children across this country the calls for the government to do something to tackle the problem have been growing louder every day the indian prime minister narendra modi called a special cabinet meeting and they he issued the executive order which means that those found guilty of raping children under the age of twelve can now face the death penalty the announcement has caused lots of debate here on the streets of calcutta actually deserve a good idea because the only punishment for revisit it is not going to solve the problem i actually ping dasha.
India, France to work for Indian Ocean freedom of navigation
"Hello i'm jerry smith with the bbc news the french president a memo amac hall and india's prime minister narendra moody have hailed a new era of mutual cooperation with a formal exchange of agreements in a wide range of fields from defence and counterterrorism to other development and climate change jill mcgill ring has the details on friday missed amac home was greeted by mr floatie with a bear hug on saturday the tone was just as warm with the leaders lavishly celebrating that country's ties missed him out he wants to modernize india's infrastructure ams tackle growing energy needs france his helping with railways urban development cell am nuclear energy but perhaps the most important aspect is defence french companies are working with indian around submarines and selling fighter jets and closer cooperation and in the indian ocean could help india to counter china's growing maritime influence the european union is seeking an exemption from the controversial terrace president trump has imposed on steel and aluminium imports ahead of talks in brussels the trade commissioner cecilia malmstrom said the eu as an ally the us should be exempt from the tariffs as canada and mexico off from brussels his adam fleming the eu wants to know if it'll escape president trump's trade clampdown although there a warning that today's talks are unlikely to be definitive the eu is reserving the rights to challenge the us at the world trade organization and to apply measures of its own which it describes as rebalancing rather than retaliatory brussels also wants to deal with the issue as a block rather than the individual countries being offered their own exemptions the united nations says nearly a billion dollars is needed in humanitarian assistance to the hundreds of thousands of a hinges who fled the violence and miramar to neighboring bangladesh a senior un official in dhaka and have me us sepl told the bbc that a formal appeal will be launched next week she outlined how the money will be used to thicket requirement it done on food security followed by water sanitation and pay in calcutta fi management health protection nutrition education and no one has been a considerable effort in making sure that the creaky called me south captured and making sure that the numbers are correct she said the.
"calcutta" Discussed on 790 KABC
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"calcutta" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Family network saw breaking down a mini l people are now struggling the bbc's rental thonden it's been investigating in its reports thoughts but an old people's home in calcutta good ninety eight against italian till i've come to one of the oldest old people's homes in india set up by the british this colonial building was home to the elderly then the anglo indians now it's open to all in this country angloindian christopher williams is one of the residents here he says with the breakdown of the joint finally system in india the government needs to build more homes like this is gobbling who do something to build home for people who cannot afford if you some of them the corner that will help you buy at my inlaws by the italian low of the by they're gearing and adenoid who they could be places were named to stay the ringing of the bell means it's lunchtime the residents again attacked campus them fish carry and rice india's never really had a need for homes for the elderly because they were taken care of by their families that's now changing as many children are moving away from the cities in which they were born looking for work both in india and abroad grace gomez says it's a very different situation to the ones that their parents grew old from dead children don't want to keep their parents on account of financial difficulties all mm controversies in the family so they're putting that that until we into old homes and forgetting about them we never ever part of putting off balance will lead to polled homes so i never thought the mortgage daca doc odd jobs job i've left the.
"calcutta" Discussed on Business Daily
"Personally during the peak off his funeral he does that mean that when you're planning your business meetings are you worried sometimes that you might not get to the other place in time let's words color noon standardbearer mean really drunk soil people in calcutta nobody thumbs up in time videos alone don't open we can say people queuing up for auto rickshaws the problem is is all sorts of vehicles on the road there was supposedly earn means system which nobody follows there have owed root system which nobody follows it's absolute here's what we really need is a good public transport system but some burned overtime otherwise traffic in belgrade lulu just collapsed when are really going anywhere at so i've jumped out of our urban this car and i'm going to walk to meet ninety cuko who's the presidents have public's an organization that trying to get more people on public transport in this city so we we don't have the concept of for transport system it's in bits and pieces to yukon stink for transportation system sentences that's why we ave beyond them and if we have the metro they know feed the roads from the metro to get up and go to illicitly she i've actually walked to be tali guns metro station which is pretty busy at the moment the problem is that those who drive cars in this city don't want to use public transport motor patella is one of these countries leading business analysts said well what his friend safe he took the metro rather than his car for me to say that i'm going to predict the metro i think they're going to be people who go to stop their lunches anyway look up european with with officially nukus as to why how seen as a comedown rather than somebody who's is doing it because he needs to get to a police foster indians a very classconscious so we won't necessarily be wanting to be seen rubbing shoulders with the gentry that is not within their economic loss how then do you make public transport relevant to that section of society by making private commutes punitive.
"calcutta" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Hi yes this this woman the rural here like millions of young indian sumatera is looking for a job the phone keeps ringing but the offers never come born in calcutta until recently he'd been working in the middle east he moved back thinking india's booming economy would make it easy for him to find employment that has not been the case marc is really bad i felt calcutta was by burning dailies equilibrium now i tried in mumbai as well and it's been really difficult for me to get employment in india so i'm looking to move back to the middle east summit has the option to leave and look for work elsewhere most indians don't every morning vishwanathan stands on the streets hoping that a truck we'll take him up to work at one of the city's construction sites he said in the current economic climate it's almost impossible to find a job some people get jobs for paying bribes lee others because they have influential friends lager for me i'm not getting any opportunities let's slow down in the indian economy means as a lot of competition for the future arms that are available i've come to the offices of a successful small it company in south called cutter it's run by veto protein who says they get calls every day from people desperately looking for work we could applications even when we are not advertising puerto jobs easel to mention going to impact on that creation of jobs because india needs to create millions of jobs it's will impact them in a serious way automation and in terms of colloton goes for instance messaging systems are going to be orbited india's got a huge population of young people working in this industry that's going to her mother but data is one of this country's leading business analysts the story needs to be told that there are probably going to be judged whether you're 23rd disagrees will have children or even if you do have children please region your savings so that you can actually graduate.
"calcutta" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Their ab goldstein hair on business daily from the bbc what worldwide use unemployment seems the most pernicious in possibly the most destabilizing part of the unemployment challenge global youth unemployment protects to rise at the next year according to the international labour organisation they're already seventy million young people out of work and that set to increase further with economic growth disconnected the ilo's us from employment growth what's coming on let's look at india now the country still recovering from the government's controversial efforts there to monetize the economy late last year his ray houghton hi yes this is from russia is i'd be looking for employment here now like millions of young indian summit aurora is looking for a job the phone keeps ringing but the offers nebot come born in calcutta until recently he'd been working in the middle east he moved back thinking india's booming economy would make it easy for him to find employment that has not been the case that was daily last week and i renter on looking for interview serves for my friends and colleagues mark is really bad i felt calcutta was by burning dailies equally bad now i tried in mumbai as well and it's been really difficult for me to get employment in india have you been surprised since coming back about how tough it is yes absolutely frankly speaking of had probably one interview in the last five months so which is actually a disastrous for me neil somebody who's looking to move back to their country to spend time with their parents live in the country so i'm looking to move back to the middle east summit has the option to leave and look for work elsewhere most indians don't every morning vishwanathan stands on the streets hoping that a track we'll take him up to work at one of the city's construction sites generally they driveon by he says in the current economic climate it's almost impossible to find a job i'm good i've been looking can't find anything to i've tried very hard lots of the economy is in a bad way so that's the problem skinhead some people get jobs by paying bribes lee others because they have influential friends not for me i'm not getting any opportunity said he'd aquidneck ran conducive addiction let's slow slowdown in the indian economy means there is a lot of competition for the jobs that are available i've come to.
"calcutta" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Keeps ringing but the offers never come born in calcutta until recently he'd been working in the middle east he moved back thinking india's booming economy would make it easy for him to find employment that has not been the case that wasn't daily last week and i went around looking for interviews through my friends and colleagues mock is really bad i felt calcutta was by burning dailies equally now i drive by as well and it's been really difficult for me to get employment in india have you been surprised since coming back about how the ag perhaps energy frankly speaking of had probably one interview in the last five months so which is actually disastrous for me you know somebody who can to move back to their country to spend time with the odds are live in the country it so i'm looking to move back to the middle east summit has the option to leave and look for work elsewhere most indians don't every morning stands on the streets hoping that a truck we'll take him out to work at one of the city's construction sites generally kgb they driveon by he says in the current economic climate it's almost impossible to find a job i've been looking but called find anything to i've tried very hard i've been for lots of interviews the economy is in a foul savino clim skinhead some people get jobs plug paying bribes lee others because they have influential friends for me i'm not getting any up pizza he seemed aquidneck ready come boosted with dixie stumps but i would reduce the slowdown in the indian economy means there's a lot of competition for the jobs that are available i've come to the offices of successful small it company in south kolkata it's run by v they'll protein who says they get cold every day from people desperately looking for work after we do good applicants abuses we could applications even when we unlock by proposing puerto jobs because you work in that sector where we're seeing more and more automation as you look to in future easel.
"calcutta" Discussed on KELO
"Vatican think about the uh do the calcutta position on the extra strip away from all well and of course uh the pope has is on the striving america uh i don't know of any any protestant churches have their own astronomer may even have their own uh observatory out my wife so uh go on them label both say the catholic seem to be m leaders as hard as handling uh ufo material um and i make sense the uh the problem is the uh has i think the the catholic church is not find is easy to change from about things losing current pope suggested for instance this may be okay for divorced catholics to receive communion um settled catholics who saying he should be tried for heresy for this so even though we think that the pope is very powerful impact he doesn't have a lot of wiggle room when it comes to doctrine i can't imagine real pulled saying i have news for you the angels are really space guys they use technology the park the red sea and raise jesus from the job uh but that would be the under the pope now in terms of of catholic history one of the interesting things have happened in two thousand nineteen seventeen on october thirteen was a miracle that fatima which i talk about in chapter six my book dealing with complex um uh what happened was that three children had a series of contacts with some type of being mogamedov and uh a goal of some kind or a a ball of white which is similar to uh allows the reports the going to move on these days but in case they came on the 13th of may the first time told them they were coming back again in the 13th of every month until october and on the 13th of october they'll be a fantastic saving or display uh this is this is kind of what uh uh amdro four of about the fighting his family fathom about happens on the thirteen th of october fifty of its 1917 looking out the crowd saw the thick green clouds parting like curtains at this venus the rain stopped the huge silver disc but pernod size of the sun shone on the top of the.
"calcutta" Discussed on News Talk KOKC 1520
"And the star without just throw it just on the very edge so that they just are getting their toes wet you know in in calcutta judge the dog little further each time you know if there's a lot of walking or running water you know let them be in that running war for wall so they get comfortable with it and reach your dog region sure sure and a lot of them if it's hot take takeover walk heck bill jump in and and starts woman with no encouragement yeah no water can be a friend even appointing gone trainer in the summertime it's a great way to build long and hard the you know swim in your dog yeah and and that's getting very popular in in the retriever field trout world you know they're learning more and more about conditioning and water sprints and using kayaks to train the dogs two in the water are very effective for building aerobic capacity for building muscle on s newsprint so yeah it's it's a friend training for sure well in in your case if you didn't want to make the investment of a kayak you could tell your wife here honey put this rope in your mouth it's swim early fast i don't think that would work better not do that they'll go home and dogo home and do that well let's say we had a dog bitch coming along and doing pretty good and then has a scary incident where he the bob in up and down maybe we have to rescue him out of there that we want to back off a little bit yeah and you know it's not uncommon to have issues with the retrievers or any breach swimming so um you know a couple things you can do if that's when it would be appropriate to walk out there if if you've got a dog that's you know not swimming well he's not kicking his back fee you know you might wade out there with him kinda hold him by the center of his body and let him swim very often once they have something in their mouth they'll swim much better than without it you know it kind of ways them down gets her head down and then they'll start kicking with their back feat so um you know that.
"calcutta" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"God yeah paisley faulted room of those both bozo wiz khalifa eight small loyd good afternoon well the did do gherardo live drew dorado hoses giola muscle weather center near the rotunda a splendid monday is it john sending is continuing to struggle with his health and he went to the doctor today and found out that he has all kinds of stuff wrong with them i mean all kinds of stuff not all the cover related none of it all not available naga that'd be as rado nine of you're saying okay the the the just around the patriarch's into now john setting myself mike calcutta aaron miller all ingested kava a week ago this past thursday john setting mike calcutta aaron miller and myself are all still dealing and i mean still dealing with your still dealing still dealing with not normal activity now might action has solidified a bit but i'm still not doing what i used to do nor is erin nor is mike aalto and john has taken a turn for the worse he's got some sort of bacterial infection now that as to be the majeure thirty of the things that he eats sure sure drawing up a look at with hold up though there is a starting point right yes there was thursday that's the week ago thursday between foreign divisionals who shared the same dose of kava so it had nothing to do with the kabas what you're saying nothing at all i and my heart of hearts feel like it wasn't mcdavitt all maybe i am in denial or maybe i just stand by my roots so deep that i refuse to accept it misery admit the denial that is true sat there did the cub have nothing at all to do with this in your expert medical opinion i just want you i've been i've been hoping it's the kaaba the whole time because i don't want to be something that we can catch but yes i think it's cover related and and the strongest evidence that point for being cover let kaba related is that your family didn't get sect now route couch his family didn't gets you know john sendings family in and get sick meller nobody around him got say that dr best new by and i cook for my son every day in my hands are all in his food.