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"Some exercises in perspective the IRA bomb which severely damaged Canary Wharf in London in Nineteen ninety-six was estimated at just over one ton of ammonium nitrate Timothy McVeigh's bomb which demolished a federal government building in Oklahoma City in nineteen ninety-five was just over two tons of the same material. The boss which erupted in Beirut's port on Tuesday was estimated at two. Thousand seven hundred and fifty tons of ammonium nitrate. One of the biggest peacetime non nuclear explosions in history as Bhai. Route begins the barely imaginable task of cleaning up and is understandably enough growing tear gas was fired yesterday at protesters near the parliament building I'm joined. Now by Lila Milana, Allen France twenty four's correspondent in Beirut Leyla. First of all, you have been visiting the port which was the epicenter of the explosion. I can't begin to imagine where you would even describe such scene but I'm going to ask you to have a crack at doing that the scene is as you say, almost indescribable does smoke still rising from the charred MBA's off. Destroyed packing crates destroyed shelving and it says every kind of. Utility things you'd expect to see in shops. Twisted. Washing machines on the floor items from pharmacies because this of course port, this is the one thirty functional in Lebanon imposed everything and everything was stored than in the center. You have the remains of these enormous grain silos that carried the grain for the majority of the country completely destroyed and parts of them. Still collapsing there you have a aid workers desperately trying to dig people of rubble that's thirty meters deep, and the conditions are horrific temperatures of thirty degrees baking hot sun. The air is thick and brown the smell acrid burning metal and plastic. It really is post-apocalyptic and this goes on for over a mile. Entire poor is just smoking twisted metal and daybreak. Nash. have. You got a clear sense of how widespread the damage across Beirutis. How far can you go from the blast without seeing broken windows? So it. was about nine kilometers where we're still doing things like breaking windows the impact of it and having people. That's it really has spread incredibly far, and it's an uneven spread as well because. What's happened is that the grain ciders positioned in a certain way which meant that it protected half of the city of West Beirut, which historically has in many disasters. Conflicts actually born the brunt of of problems in Beirut and actually deflected the majority of the blast towards the East and the south, which is why a famous areas like Gymnasium Ohio Asha fear completely The buildings there obliterated and one of the concerns now is a lot of. Buildings the older buildings in Beirut the few buildings left in the east of in pre-civil war, which were much loved already, quite delicate on the point of collapse yesterday as people were trying to clear the streets constantly civil defense volunteers trying to pull people back away from these buildings with balconies hanging down stone starting to crumble because of course, that's a huge dangerous. People are still sifting through rubble trying to find loved ones that buildings could. New Buildings that had not yet collapsed could collapse on top of the other issue is that the new builds a lot of them are concrete and speaking to an engineer what can happen with concrete is that with a shockwave blast like this concrete cracks easily under pressure and so that can be in tunnel cracks there that you don't know about in can't be seen from the outside, but the make the building unstable and because there's really been. Very, little help from the government with people trying to go back into their homes, clear up and see what they can retrieve and whether their homes are still livable. Many people going back into very unstable buildings and some living there because they have no other former shelter. So a real risk of further injury as buildings might potentially collapse over the next few days very similar to the aftermath of an earthquake, which is what this is compared to. A among the people who was serving the damage in Beirut yesterday was of course, President Emmanuel Macron of France undertaking a extraordinary spontaneous visit. How is that being received? I mean, it's it's understandable enough that Lebanese politicians don't want to interact at a personal level with the public at the not only for their own safety but is it being regarded as strange that the first high profile politician to to take a walkabout should be the president of an entirely different country? Well, it is strange, but it's not being regarded as strange. I was down on the street yesterday when McCone was was walking through glad-handing the crowd I mean, he really was you know playing up to it and was supposed to be going to Baabda Palace, the Presidential Palace to meet with politicians and delayed that for an extra hour on the schedule to stay with Lebanese people in the streets of course, playing up very much. The fact that he was there to see them he'd said before the visit my main priorities to go and be with the people of Lebanon. And extend, solidarity's to them, and then after that I will be dealing with the political varieties speaking to them. So in the streets, he was absolutely mobbed by people he's hugging people shaking hands with them people coming up tim saying, please don't give those politicians any money that corrupt criminals we don't trust them and he responded to one woman I know you don't trust them graffiti everywhere saying don't give one. Euro. To those Michael help us. So he really did make himself as I say a man of the people yesterday I spoke to a couple of young women afterwards. WHO said to me? That man was more of a leader to us in fifteen minutes than any of our politicians have been where all day no one has come to see us where are they wears the help and later in the day after a lot of commentary that. The. Obviously. Lebanese politicians feeding quite shamefaced one. The justice minister did come down to the streets to try and speak to people clearing up and she had water thrown in her face and chanting protest. Immediately, they're not welcome and that people absolutely fading that the government has no interest in safety in their health in their wellbeing and their ability to rebuild hiding away from them as everybody marshals together to try and get things. Back to nothing like normal but something livable at least just to follow that up finally, regular listeners may recall that you and I were speaking on Monday talking about the resignation of Lebanon's foreign minister and that seemed like a pretty big story at the time He's probably ruin his timing at this point but have you seen or heard anything in terms of actual messaging attempts to help or anything from the alleged government of Lebanon or d you kind of assume that they've all got to the point where they just realized the games up nobody really wants to hear from them anymore. It's quite extraordinary. There is honesty nothing happening in terms of that what the government is doing a lot of finger pointing at each other and previous administrations about who's to blame for this they've put everybody associated with the report under house arrest and saying that they're going to find the perpetrators. But of course, everybody's saying somebody else's the perpetrator on what we know so far it seems that for six years has been ongoing negligence at the highest. Level where a several reports were were built up by the head of the port and have customs sent to the government center the Prime Minister's Office the judiciary about the fact that this was a ticking time bomb and something has to be done completely ignored. So the government is going on about this investigation saying they'll find responsible meanwhile three hundred, thousand people in Beirut homeless, five, thousand injured hundreds still missing, and honestly all you can see on the streets is volunteers. The. Lebanese. breath volunteers, obviously with their ambulances civil defence wanting tears, young people armed with spades and rooms marching down the street just going into people's homes into buildings and sweeping up what they can and moving onto the next one cleaning up themselves. They all said to me of course not here we wouldn't expect anything else from them with the only people who can help ourselves and today international aid. Groups coming in different countries, sending their own firefighters medical support in, and still a complete absence of the Lebanese government anywhere except the poor area learn Milana Allen in Beirut thank you very much for joining us.
"canary wharf" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
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"canary wharf" Discussed on Mostly Lit Podcast
"In north London. Did you hear about what happened in Stonebridge park with regards to there's a huge community center code stem pooping park community center. And like they were really the community were battling with the council to get for the land that say that they went to redevelop the land break. Make for the community redevelopment like Mickey sport sentiment conference rooms at cetera. But people wanted to buy the nine to make it into wherever they wanted to make into it will be flat. So for these officers, so they had this fight clan of they've won the Heiko to kind of get permission to take take control of it and stuff. And now they're kind of pegging the guardian packed as they wanna to build the black Canary Wharf. I mean when they when they sought to peg attributes all these different things. To me, but they wanna make into a hub food and of west London. A large community so end up being far too expensive poorly. Burping I mean, they may be something where subsidized by the council and all these other stuff, but at the same time women looking at this is when Milica gentrification will look in about how we kind of, you know, protect the communities live in has to kind of come from the community and develop for humanity. I mean, they need to be those kind of recreational room. So that the elderly and for the people that, you know, the honesty working in the day. They needs to be there spaces for young people because they have it and all of that stuff. And when you're looking around places be gentrified all of this stuff away. Hustle. That I was hike. Checking unbelievably horrid chain covering my Southland preson in tooting as well. One's worth places. It was like all of the local shopkeepers. They would just devastated 'cause they may actually all my callosities in ice love where I grew up the block class where I live like two year ago. My aunt still the kids they're taking down, but they're live the slowly question different people in the different types flats to move out all of your home, some like inching fed Morale's exactly because they want to rent these apartments. I will for the last two years when I don't accept anything. You're going to get that fly in that new house because they have to if they don't accept they'll have to put you up in these places, which they don't want to do because that's a place that somebody else in Konkan come in and pay rent fully. And they they don't want to lose out on the mound. And that the crux of that's what says and even if you do end up. Living in these flats things around. You will be would be changing you have that corner? Shop anymore. You have community. We're going everything that you've have like nerve be stripped away. So then you inevitably you end up raises the bigger question about like where is what he said. Where is her? None of this accident where none of this is where is it to displace only to display it's crazy because he took about Queenie's, many black men and women who go through this displacement within themselves, and they have to see outside in their homes. So it's like bitch. Can I get a break? Like I'm already battling. She inside of me with my identities. My family, my friends my love life. And now I can't even want to have to go to my grandmother's house to to bar because I don't like the flat iron man is insane. Try to sell..
"canary wharf" Discussed on FT Banking Weekly
"We'll be discussing how banks preparing for Brexit with less than forty days to go until the March twenty ninth day city groups, moved to buy its Canary Wharf skyscraper office and sticking with city group. Laura has been talking to his chief executive about how artificial intelligence could spell the end foulland's of call center jobs and the banks enduring commitment to China. Nick, you had a scoop about growing concerns among UK banks over no deal Brexit, and what the treasury is doing to prepare. What's got them? So hot under the collar well for a lot of banks at the moment. The big worry is that while they themselves might have done. Most of that practical, preparations Brexit, a of that small and medium-sized business customers won't pointing quite as much planning. And if they run into supply chain issues, if we've got queues at the border or Tara sunny driving up the prices of some of that goods that could lead them being unable to repay their loans default start rising and suddenly things start getting a lot worse quickly with businesses collapsing. And so on and in previous crises in the financial crisis ten years ago, most obviously, but also around the time of the Brexit itself. Executives at the banks expected to be called into the treasury and talk to the chancellor and his teams try and coordinate. A response on this time. The bank's have suggested some policies. To try and help deal with some of these things like maybe the government extending guarantees on certain loans on there's just been surprised at the lack of engagement from the treasury on those points of one particularly flummoxed senior bankers said he felt like they'd gone completely as well. So what have the banks done in the absence of the treasury to help their customers prepare for NATO Brexit. So we have had some sects of wide planning kind of coordination with UK finance. The trade group intending to give some ho broads information and places for Assamese to turn to and maybe help in advance of anything going on. But most of the concrete lending and other financial actions being done a firm level basis. So Royal Bank of Scotland for example, said before Christmas, they'd put aside two billion pounds specifically to help provide financial solutions for firms maybe that.
"canary wharf" Discussed on The Skylines Podcast
"We still require a walking today to Bill, which is a little bit concerned on gained all my leg star. But while we're here, can we talk about the name canary will for second, I'd love to talk about the name Canary Wharf. John. Why do you think canary wall is called? Canary Wharf. We already know this new this before we have this exact conversation of. Because it was as named after the Canaria wasn't it, which are in turn named after talks robbing Canaries. But why were they building a dock in east London full projects from the Canary Islands. Is it something to do with slavery? These things often today with slavery she'll get in it was the Victorian love of the tomato. Okay. The fate very famous Victorian love tomato. They so the Canary Islands of sticking out in Atlantic, and it was a way to get proteges from somewhere relatively nearby to the London market early on earlier in the season, then you get it in Britain. So they built these docs to take goods from the Canary Islands where he could have essentially intensive agriculture on these much warmer, much nicer Atlantic islands, and then ship the projects in the same way, you get your strawberries from South Africa nowadays or whatever, or your apples. The other side of the world, you could get you produce ship from the Canary Islands, and it wouldn't go off by the time. It made it to London. So what you're saying is the canary wolf is always been about globalization really. Yeah, it's few tomatoes nowadays. Okay. I actually wanted to talk about the name Canary Wharf in the different way. Right. We're sitting on top of Canary Wharf cross rail station, which is probably a good ten minute, walk from Canary Wharf tube station, which is a five minute will carry wolf de Las station. I don't have a horrible feeling. The map is gonna. Pretend there were one station. I am not happy about. Well, John, you're very unusual man, and I say that somebody's agreed still walk of the entire trouser review. I think most people. Okay. Yeah, but the people who weren't overwhelmingly the ones who are listening to this podcast. Well, they also really need to have a long look at their lives. You've chosen to spend your day off doing this. Eventually, we, we dragged ourselves away from the nice gardens canary cross rail station. We was wondering for a couple of price coffees, and then somehow something disastrous happened..
"canary wharf" Discussed on The Skylines Podcast
"Thousands of houses still, and that's obviously what is going to go on here when all. And the other thing that you wouldn't notice if you live at working in central notice visiting is Nasser reaches just so many people working on crossroads, just hundreds of deposits. Manning gates working on the tracks, building signals all in their orange or in Chivers Jackie's jobs that come out of this. Okay. So I've got better. She said, I always love my parents. First moved to London. Why did you bring your parents know foliage. Sir, where cross show is going to be built on the island. I don't inflict this nonsense on anyone else. This is very solid. You'll actually quite privilege. I never normally let people come in these with me like, why did you bring your parents on? I think I come from a slightly stranger of Yorkshire village and very excited. They want around London getting very excited at seeing big things like this. Okay. There's a plane going over the allow trained going for the future. So this is a bit weird. We serve in garden on top of a station next to skyscraper with a roof on top of the dark for the house guy, no. Well, we've had a bit of a wonder. We've wandered through the bit of the doctrines that you sort of forget about, which is the really disgusting grimy part was just a stream of cement trucks going up and down. We still ten low factory and goes nice, nice smells that was run. But we're now in Canary Wharf which is everyone's favorite Bladerunner esque financial center where the lots of restaurants offering takeaway lobster people in suits, looking slightly stressed, wondering what, whether it was really worth fat salary to ruin their lives in this way. And we're now sitting in a beautiful bizarre reef top garden and the salt eat imagine belongs in some like Hong Kong on top of the cross rail station Canary Wharf, and it's genuinely worth coming to check out sherve in this area if I make the trip specially to be on this, but it is kind of it's kind of an old thing to tach repeated transfer infrastructure. It's you're right, very sort of like something expectancies Asian city rather than a London. So we've done return with unfair chunk of the route. Now I'm forecast me. I never ost Devi crossroads a good idea. I mean machine. You like the whole trains. Good. But you think this is the thing we should be building or do you think the whole thing is been better way elephant would you? I was. I've been excited about it ever since I started Conesa London in about two thousand nine ten member seeing them starting to do the initial demolition work. And there was a sign, say, this will open in twenty eight, which seemed so inexplicably far in the distance. I can imagine why doing twenty eight years certainly didn't imagine I'd be talking about cross on a podcast and beer making living journalism, but I think he's going to do think it's going to change. I do think it's gonna change a lot because the so many spaces unit to in London because they're easy to get to you if you knew the Victoria live and. Brixton suddenly becomes an easy place to get to somewhere as far from central isn and the same. We've crossed her. You're gonna find popping two Woollard. If you're in central London will no longer be a weird thing to do if that was what you wanted to do? Yeah. Suppose I in the same way that the civic graduate expansion, the London overground opened up swathes south east London. People perhaps would not have expected to together on their before. Crush row could do the same thing, but I'm kind of I mean, we so we're spending a lot of money on this. I guess what I'm wondering about is more of a civil Pechiney costarring wherever life we can spend this money better. I know maybe in another north, I'm I'm going to be bad original Nova hair inside. I think..
"canary wharf" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Held a lot of promise as a city within a city the same kind of promise Hudson yards makes today when I, visited him on the twenty fourth floor of ten Hudson yards. I asked Jay cross the president of the project about that I was recently down at the nine eleven Museum and they have, an exhibit there where they have an old. Sign that was out in front of the World Trade Center when it. Was up when the twin towers were there that was describing what a marvel it was and how many. People were going to work there and how many, offices there would be and then I was looking at that and, thinking about this project it was a similar, dream that they had down there sure I mean not. Only was it a similar dream I think, in its, day achieve similar results so I think that. What was. Achieved at the original World Trade Center and I think that, was a great example of a city reinventing itself and providing a brand new neighborhood we can look back at it today and say we might have done things differently from urban planning point of view but. At terms of raw ambition and demand it was a great example of what we've done here so the really good examples, are Rockefeller Center of course World Trade Center and battery park. Hudson yards Canary Wharf Roppongi hills in Tokyo There's a few. They're not a lot of them are. You worried about being a, target the way that the World Trade Center was I. Think. Any any, large development today has to be concerned, about that, none not even sure if you're. A large development behind the scene in Paris and London doesn't necessarily mean. You have to be a high profile target so we devote a lot of time and energy to security. We want people to feel inherently safe that we, don't want people to feel like they're in an armed camp when, we think of the construction of skyscrapers one, of the images that comes to mind is those guys. Sitting on a bench eating their lunch yeah, how different, is it to build one today than it. Was almost, one hundred years ago Remarkably it's not that much different. I mean you'd like to think that with the advent of. Technology we, will be, building differently today, but we really. Don't we have tower cranes and they all it's a race to get to the top of? The structure and then you've got to get the the first elevator running. And and the glass wall systems. Have been around since the sixties all slutty refined but basically built with the same? Trades same labor component imagine the safety standards safety changed a lot I? Was. Gonna say the one thing that has changed is that the safety is dramatically improved I mean knock on wood we have never had a really. Serious accident on this job yet we've imploded twenty thousand workers. Today it's pretty extraordinary safety record that we hope to take all the way through we're actually sitting in one. Of the new buildings right now twenty-something floor, fourth floor anytime Hudson yards ten Hudson yards, how many people right now are working all around us? On. Building the rest of this complex so any given day there's roughly four thousand workers on This building we're sitting in houses seven thousand, office workers they come to work, every day here Dresden. Suits not construction not very many so let me tell you about the office worker here so this. Is a brand new class a building and seventy percent of the seven thousand workers are under the age of forty five and fifty percent of, them are millennials and there are only seven percent that. Our old grey haired. Baby boomers like me. In this building it's, it's an extraordinary workforce you're proud of that it sounds like a young. People were, as we think. That this is really become real evidence of what we set out. To do which was to build. The new workplace the future like to build new modern buildings that emphasize collaboration. Emphasized light deemphasize authority or and so really making the space. Responsive to, a young, worker is been, our goal so. We've got seven thousand workers here today by the time we finish next summer will forty thousand? Workers a day that's going to be an amazing place A project of this, size has its critics some are unimpressed, with the, design of the skyscrapers themselves others question whether you can recreate, the vibrant organic nature of New York in a planned development and there are many who worry about. What all these fancy new buildings will do. To the sky high cost of housing I asked Jay cross what the. Biggest challenge of this project has been Well it's hard, to say what did then the challenges vary over time so in the beginning it was, convincing people that we could pull it off. Can make it happen and get our first you know commercial tenants, so coach SAP Laurie our all pioneers in the early days but then once got, momentum going the momentum started Bill very quickly and I think one of the new challenges then became, like how do we. Find all the capital. Sixteen billion dollars being deployed out there right now Nobody ever raised that kind of money in that short. A timeframe in one place. How did you find out that capital well. We had to go around the world basically lift up every flat rock every capital source the was because in a post recession world the American banks had limits on how much, they can invest in one company hammers they can. Invest in one project how much they can invest in one jogger fee meant these big buildings which require in general billion dollar loans had to be sliced up in? The, seventy five million dollars, that's a lot of banks so that was. A challenge for a while I would say the last challenge is down today where we're leasing a lot of space for, selling a, lot of. Units and for marketing, as hard as fast as we can, and we're about ten years into, an economic recovery are you worried. That all of a sudden something terrible will happen in the, economy and it could put some of the development that is yet to come at risk Well I think one's always worried, that the economy is gonna have absent flows but I, think that when you take on a project like this, you have to build into. The fact that over twenty years you're? Going, to get one or two recessions and so I don't think we went into it you. Know pollyannish in that respect and we've been, lucky that we actually started in the recession we're able to get good construction pricing, because everybody was hungry for work all that's changed in the last. Few years so that momentum we've really we've been aided by it's been a wind at our back but I think the other side of. The coin is unlike some. Of the big big projects in the past. Like Canary Wharf we're extremely conservatively-financed so we're probably only fifty percent that fifty percent equity Vince laid ourselves we're not industry specific we have the leaders of media the leaders of, fashion leaders of tact the leaders of private equity. Leaders have hedge funds leaders the banks I mean we're we're we're in every major industry type in New York and I think.
"canary wharf" Discussed on talkRADIO
"Ice, it's a question of getting a cool box going out onto the streets. And selling shaved ice. With oh maybe some some nice Flavors in this as well you know it's a nice, story flavor mint flavor whatever are you. Allowed, to do that though I mean what happens if you get picked up. By some aficionado 'cause I'm gonna who comes along with the, with a uniform on council, wardens, you. Go, you, go perfect for that you can it's, a good idea. To speak to the council I there was. Some places, where. You can you can so what you like but it personally make sure, you know some private land for example somewhere like. Canary Wharf, because that's probably the the whole place is owned by company you could potentially you. Know. For. Permission but that would probably take awhile but yeah speak to. The council says to see. If he can get permission. Away you can sell these things. Quite often, I, mean for example, when it comes to the nursing hill carnival everybody in his, wife is selling stuff on the street and basil kind of waved but it's been hanging your kids, out, there having lemonade stand Yeah. I mean. With kids I think the council they're going to. Come, and go but if it's if it's using adult it's a good idea. To get permission I if you possibly can same with, selling ice, creams I mean again it's get a cool box goes to the local wholesaler get. Yourself a whole, bunch of, whatever magnums, ice creams lollies whatever and so. Those on, the on the on the pavement now this again it's a question getting. Getting permission first but when it's really. Hot like, this should, be able to so lot particularly selling, them it's a reasonable rate it's one kid Likud secondary school I know all these fifteen, and he gets his parents to meet him. At the gate And with the whole full of ice. Creams and he sells. Them and they make you folks. Betsy does not boy he's gonna go onto to run a multi-national corporation probably later on You'll be allowed to Richard Branson. Of of Ken Out the puck in. My parents vote yes yes he will go on I didn't feel..
"canary wharf" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"Well i think it's really important that we understand the massive potential that fintech has across the united kingdom we know that we are hub in london and the combination of the financial center and the fastest growing technology hump in the uk economy has enormous potential to transform that cities and provide jobs and growth outside so we think about leaves manchester birmingham and across the united kingdom into wells as well where we see great potential for fintech take off to take advantage of some of the existing jobs that exist in different parts of our economy i see this is you know during a new growth opportunity i saw hi i'm ben praveen i'm head of level thirty nine and canary wharf fantastic important to be highlighting the connectedness of the uk and not only highlighting it but of course doing real work to increase it i think the network effects the heart all fintech cannot be stated and the convening role of tech nation and the treasury and of many other organizations around the country flooring attention to that's really useful of course we also have to give people from outside of the uk klis signaling about how to gain access so that simplification of what is a massively very diverse and complex ecosystem is really valuable hi i'm marcie kirk mine general counsel of funding circle uk and a member of the fintech delivery tunnel i think it's important that been tech firms come together to show a united front because it can highlights the.
"canary wharf" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Before office blocks took over the area had been home to a different kind of industry altogether david matthews is from the museum of london it was a very very busy place and the kind of cargoes that would have been coming in rum whiskey sugar carlson coffee so on and so on even dancer library the busiest pope's nineteen sixties is probably talking about free four maybe some wakes five hundred ships coming into the incident uplands and offload in this was the busiest port in the world of london love george by the nineteen eighties those glory days were well and truly over a once thriving working area soon became an eerie wasteland many local residents had to look for work elsewhere but mrs thatcher's government announced plans to redevelop the area and offered businesses generous tax breaks to move there it became one of the largest urban regeneration projects of all time i've come to visit the very first tower that was built in the new financial district good often in canary wharf group my name is howard tober i'm the managing director of strategy of canary wharf group will the property company that develops and owns and manages canary wharf we built a toll as well what got one hundred and twenty thousand people were states at the moment and within that they're actually probably more than a thousand businesses based here ranging from barclays next to bc their world headquarters to tell we've got bp shell say we're now thirty years on local area like the olive dogs tower hamlets which is a borough in london has forced two percent of children live in poverty eight has the highest unemployment rate in the whole of london so near to the center of financial power how does that make you feel.
"canary wharf" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"From the bbc coming up is having a massive financial center good for cities regular population you go two hundred yards out of city and most of the indigenous populations still living under corrugated roofing and have coupla chicken scratching around in the yard it doesn't necessarily flow down to them also in the program can changing the way you think save you from the robot takeover your brain is amazing it has one hundred billion neurons and each one is connected to a thousand or ten thousand others that is far more complicated than the computer scientists are going to be able to create so as long as you apply your elastic thinking and don't try to compete in logical thought will be head of computers all to common business daily from the bbc the growing gap between the rich and the poor and what is driving it that is our theme in today's program take the case of london for instance it's thirty years exactly since britain's prime minister of the time margaret thatcher laid the i own for new financial center in london's east end it was called canary wharf built on land which had once been a dog in fact the site had been the world's busiest shipping port not anymore though by the one thousand nine hundred it was wasteland with many of the former dockworkers left without a job canary wharf was soon transformed though the skyline became dominated by a huge obelisk like tower the tallest building in london at that time home to global firms like barclays and reuters that he has on ivana dvd which has been a long to see what happened to the local east end community that helped to build it typically tourney development united lain derelict for twenty years the local authorities couldn't agree what to do with it so he said all right we'll set up an urban development corporation and we'll get on with the development of the part of the east london known as the docklands into today's canary wharf business hub is perhaps one of the greatest legacies of former conservative british prime minister margaret thatcher cut off by the river thames or three sides london's former ducks were an isolated industrial wasteland thirty years ago but as the officers went up so did a new electric transit system called the docklands light railway meaning it takes ten minutes to get for where i am standing now beneath the weather eighteenth century columns of the bank of england in london's old financial hub to the glass.
"canary wharf" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Changing the way you think save you from the robot takeover your brain is amazing it has one hundred billion neurons and each one is connected to a thousand or ten thousand others that is far more complicated than the computer scientists are going to be able to create so as long as you apply your last thinking and don't try to compete in logical thought will be head of computers all to come and business daily from the bbc the growing gap between the rich and the poor and what is driving it that is our theme in today's program take the case of london for instance it's thirty years exactly since britain's prime minister of the time margaret thatcher laid the first stone for new financial center in london's east end it was called canary wharf built on land which had once been a dog in fact the site had been the world's busiest shipping port not new more though by the nineteen eighty s it was wasteland with many of the former dockworkers left without a job canary wharf was soon transformed though the skyline became dominated by a huge obelisk like tower the toll building in london at that time home to global firms like barclays and reuters thirty years on ivana dvd which has been a long to see what happened to the local east end community that helped to build it tony development united lain derelict for twenty years the local authorities couldn't agree what to do with it so he said all right we'll set up an urban development corporation i'm we'll get on the development of the part of the east london known as the docklands into today's canary wharf business hub is perhaps one of the greatest legacies of former conservative british prime minister margaret thatcher got off by the river tens or three sides london's docks were an isolated industrial wasteland thirty years ago but as the officers went up so did a new electric transit system called the docklands light railway meaning it takes ten minutes to get for where i am standing now beneath the weather eighteenth century columns of the bank of england in london's old financial hub to the glass.
"canary wharf" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Stop watch on look brexit is a symptom of our discontent as well as the cause of further discontent it's a quack remedy for the ills that britain faces and it is a and it's going to compound is going to compound the problems that gave rise to is also a warning because we were in we were one of the most pro european governments we helped shape europe to be a more effective actor an actor worked enormously to british interests but the more successful we were at the policy level the less successful we were at the political level now it's also the case i spent three years as foreign minister arguing against having referendums referendums are the refuge of dictators and demagogues and so it proved in the brexit that's probably not quotation from me from a to prime ministers clement attlee and margaret thatcher both said that about referendums referenda so brexit is now landed the uk in an absolute fix the government have decided they're going to interpret the result for the hardest of hard brexit the single market out the customs union and today is the twentieth anniversary of the good friday agreement the belfast agreement that has transformed life norman the first time i went to northbound in nineteen ninety two there were soldiers on the streets there were checkpoints on the streets of the united kingdom i remember there were bombings in warrington in one thousand nine hundred four in canary wharf in one thousand nine hundred five while we were in opposition still and for hundreds of years britain and ireland have had the same relationships to continental europe and that is now being jarred by the brexit decision and it is an insoluble dilemma the heart of the brexit trauma and so i'm afraid it's going to be going on for a very long time there's a small chance it can be avoided but there isn't much will take the on either from the government or painfully for me from the opposition either now your european politics has got a wider malays that's the will of the does have relevance to you here i think which is that it's not my phrase but the age of extremes that exists in the economy is producing an age of extremes in politics and for people like me who sit on the left i would call myself in in british tends.
"canary wharf" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Stop watch on look brexit is a symptom of our discontent as well as the cause of further discontent it's a quack remedy for the ills that britain faces and it is a and it's gonna compound is going to compound the problems that gave rise to is also a warning because we were in we were one of the most pro european governments we helped shape your up to be a more effective actor an actor worked enormously to british interests but the more successful we were at the policy level the less successful we were at the political level now it's also the case i spent three years as from minister arguing against having referendums referendums are the refuge of dictators and demagogues and so it proved in the brexit that's probably not quotation from me from a to prime minister clement attlee and margaret thatcher both said that that about referendums referenda so brexit is now landed the uk in an absolute fix the government has decided they're going to interpret the result for the hardest of hard brexit out of the single market out the customs union and today is the twentieth anniversary of the good friday agreement the belfast agreement that has transformed life in norman the first time i went to northern ireland in one thousand nine hundred two there were soldiers on the streets checkpoints on the streets of the united kingdom i remember there were bombings in warrington in one thousand nine hundred four in canary wharf in nine hundred.
"canary wharf" Discussed on talkRADIO
"That been struggling to attract shoppers with this camp to generate title life for like sales grew just no point six percent last month that's according to the advisory firm b d so that's been our attention to a couple of stories dip before we come to speak about coffee i was fascinated non i'm just bring new on this because we can talk about the fat bug as well but in today's times thirty years since canary wharf was created docklands on the up for thirty years and it talks about i remember when it was launched in the 80s by margaret thatcher them created this enterprise zone and everybody said is really going to happen and then i was lucky enough to go up the the big ones how at square one kind the square when that was being built an odds of went up in the things and all that is amazing and then of course work there and then was about inflation of rubber rebel i mean it's an incredible stories now i mean is where it's the biggest employment zone in europe it's absolutely huge and it's rivaling the truth digital square mile in the city of london when it comes to attracting big banks especially american banks and field out you're in new york frankly when you're in canary waffle these dizzying towers glass and steel yes good warming bankers guess what invented you're out know what the collectivist for bankers but anyway but one thing that certain they will the people that do like to do is have a little bit of a coffee and i know that you've been much this so i thought i just take a little bit of a preview so what exactly have you been writing about when it comes to coffee 'cause i guess i'll one ham we're all great consumers of it we like going to coffee shops and we've been spending gazillions in there but there's been a lot of chat asthma that has and is a really really big problem because you might think well you might think that the cops that you're buying.
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"Um i looked at london and i looked at canary wharf and the issue that i had with london was one that they didn't know much but london those on the familiar with at cd um and to the real estate was extremely expensive um so i decided to go back to new york uh which turned out to be the right decision because if a lifestyle blunt he's going to be launched for movement is going to be launched i think that new york is still with one of the best launching pad in the world and we'll get tweet later but they probably got more press in france luncheon in new york that i would have fed launching pairs hey look i'm i'm really sorry to keep fighting in like this but with each little snippet of conversation on hearing these great little insights into how nicholas was able to take your vision to a business and how that business is going to become something bigger and i think there's really good looney snus i just want to highlight a few of these as we go along when he was was looking for a location for his first yellow spa he was he was all looking at my key cities international global cities um he was thinking very much about the the price point in those cities so places like london was going to be too expensive foreign so he he he sought to rule that out and he was also realistic about his own knowledge of those cities about how much he actually knew about doing business in these places and finally he was realistic also about the market that he was going into where he understood that the parisi amok market was not quite ready for this concept of reflexologist nothing.
"canary wharf" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"The uk and then on top of that we've made changes to how you put the turbines on the seabed that could foundations and there are different options available for developers has been innovations as cabling and most importantly of all we've now got a really bad eating british supply chain of businesses around the case lines where these sites are here are helping to service the fleet analysts say helping when they're building sites will the turbines continue to get a higher say the industry to keep out fifteen megawatt turbines in the 1920s and that's really hearts described you can pad at alpine state the cac in sabae and today are about again eight mega watts watson height at the inside say we're talking about turbines ninety twice the size of the ones today walk canary wharf type connect canary wharf night wind turbines now say offshore wind power may will be cheaper than at walls but it will still be subsidised in current market conditions went it said wendy thing i think you'll be able to kick the need for subsidies completely so we should be clear that all energy technologies have some kind of support to get away because the market prices and dang it doesn't matter whether you're a guest developer whether you're in europe is developed at a government help across the board is having thing painting new energy capacity and we need that because we need to keep the lights on we needs to carbonised however the cost reductions they seen for offshore wind delight nothing we seen in energy before you have to go to the telecoms sector to find something equivalent and when i'm beshir sector and satiny the talk with an industry is about when can we be subsidy fragneau we shouldn't be subsidy phrase say somewhere in the times 20s say that the cost may well be lower than say hinkley point but hank people it will generate nuclear power all the time the wind doesn't blow all the time yeah i think ton boat at they sent at their sentencing question and by nature as you say renewables are intimate and that we should point out just how reliable we are and national grade let's face at the experts on their say they have no problem in managing the system and there's no cap on how much renewables we could bring on the.
"canary wharf" Discussed on FinTech Insider
"Meeting with dmz speaking with the but also coming up with new ideas how we could take our pension concepts more forwards so for example the work weights some great companies to offer a full trump life pension balance in the money managing up self with with bought many managing app it's an an a thing we it but the early this year that's been very successful in terms of like wow you credit cards your bank accounts at my pension all in one place how great the stats and you're not able to speak bits people from butts but also our partnership with refah lieutenant life two months ago you know it's can every wolf bowers markets um it's easier to get to places i think geographically togeter thus make an advance in that perspective but's it's for me like working on these partnerships us be quite a um it may have made life easier i think we meet love people who do come to london from place like edinburgh bristol so i think you need to take it for granted that that's where the meetings are going to happen so so i obviously being in london means the travel times cut down be more flexible on timings i think what like why london so unique and why there is such a strong intact seen is just the close proximity of all street in canary wharf so you have tack and finance like a fifteen minute tube right away but it's it's sort of a like a natural resource guide london so what's what's the team dynamic a pension day so we we really emphasize happiness is something that drives a culture because we believe happy staff lead to happy customers in happy customers lead to more happy customers.