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"chatham" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Chatham House. She says. Much of the cause of terrorism stems from instability and poverty. When you have a weak state was weak institutions, people have grievances, and at the same time, extremist groups find fertile ground for growth and recruitment. And then when you have weak armies that don't really pursue the national interest. Whenever they are faced with a threat, like the rise of extremist groups, they are not really willing to fight. But surely the Taliban al Qaeda Isis would not be successful unless there was at least some level a sympathy with these more fundamental values. There is some sympathy, but the sympathy should not be viewed through an ideological lens alone. One of the problems also is that the world has sometimes regarded supporters of these groups as being mainly ideologically driven and a lot of cases. These groups get supporters because these people have grievances against Their own governments, or they feel excluded, um in their own societies. And that's why the solution to solving the problem of extremism and terrorism in the Middle East and in places like Afghanistan is to have a plan that addresses marginalization and society and that addresses corruption and bad governance. This remains the conundrum for America and its allies. If you can't stop corruption and bad governance when you have troops on the ground and a huge say in how the country is being run. How can you do it when you've pulled your troops out? The failure is the result of the lack of strategic approaches by the international community at large, not just the West. When you don't have a comprehensive strategy towards supporting democracy, you are setting yourself up for failure. It's not because the Middle East in particular is exceptional in being a place that is resistant to democracy. In fact, most people in the region want democracy. Most people in the region or not. Extremists. They actually reject extremist groups. But when you have weak infrastructures and not enough support for even grassroots movements that one genuine change you have a problem, so it is a shared responsibility. There are domestic drivers, but they are not about the culture of the region. They are very much to do with the elites ruling the region. And there is, of course, an international dimension. Lena points to the swift return of the Taliban in Afghanistan. As American military forces move out as an example that extremism is far from being a problem of the past. We have to remember that terrorist organizations around the world have not disappeared. Al Qaeda recently issued A statement congratulating the Taliban in Afghanistan. Isis has issued a statement saying they are a bit basically jealous of the Taliban. Isis have said that the Taliban don't represent a bona fide the victory for Muslims because the U. S. According to Isis, Handed over Afghanistan to the Taliban on a plate. So what we're seeing here is.
Merkel's Bloc Spars Over Who Will Run for German Chancellor
"Good after from somewhat soggy. Very not sunny zurich the two leaders of the parties that make angle miracles. Conservative lines in germany have now put themselves forward to replace her. Frau merkel will stand down at september's election with the various premier. Marcus suitor and arm allow shut. The recently elected leader of the cd the christian democrats vying to fill her big loafer as well. Let's get the latest on this now from quentin peel and associate fellow at the your program at chatham house quinton also spent a few years at the f. t. as many of you know he was the man in berlin And of course has met mr lash attack from time to time. Good afternoon quentin good afternoon. Let's maybe start with a bit of a snapshot you've spent some time with mr lasted i've been in the company of mr Suitor before Maybe let's compare notes. Because the last time i was In munich at large event it was the unveiling of Of an a three fifty tons of course Airbus very much invested in bavaria. And there was mr at the center of things and really quite a quite a force Commanding the room Very much that the character that we've seen on On television probably of of late may be but look back a few years clinton maybe even a little bit more bolshie and boisterous but someone who certainly had command and presence How is this going to square when we think about Mister mister lash. Well they are a bit of a contrast rally because lash. it doesn't come over with quite the same self-confidence he seems more hesitant a little more ambiguous. He's not a what marcus urda is. He's not a real conservative. He's much more a centrist in the party. He's much more. The person who would still be a chance salah like angela merkel somebody who tries to bring the different factions together.
Transgender Woman Seeks Transfer From Georgia Men's Prison
"Woman held in the Georgia men's prison wants a transfer to a woman's prison. Actually, Diamond says she's been assaulted sexually repeatedly and denied needed medical treatment and that prison officials retaliated against her. After she filed complaints and a lawsuit she's still in coastal state prison in Chatham County.
COVID Vaccine Appointments at United Center Open to 4 Additional Chicago ZIP Codes
"Or six Oh 6 to 46 Oh 64464651 in 60653 against six Oh 6 to 44451 and 53 Blocks have appointments at the United Center has been set aside for pills in Chatham, Auburn, Gresham, West and East Garfield Park, Austin, South Shore and Humble Park. $1400 federal pavements have started to be deposited into millions of people's bank accounts. Just one facet of the massive release
United Center mass vaccination site officially up and running for Chicago residents
"Nearly one in five illinois residence has received at least the first dose of corona virus vaccine thousands. More will reach that point over the coming weeks at their doctor's office a pharmacy and as of today at the united center the federally run. Mass vaccination site officially opened this morning to delight in confusion. Amanda finicky joins us now. The united center. Amanda how's it going. Their brand s. Some six thousand people are set to get the pfizer vaccine here at the united center for the next six weeks. But if you are trying to get one of those appointments or perhaps you were able to snag on and then you're confused about whether you're going to keep it or not. Well there is good reason to be confused even dignitaries got their numbers a bit muddled today with one official at first saying that one hundred and ten thousand appointments had already been booked and then leader or clarification from the city's public health commissioner saying no as of this point about fifty thousand reservations made and later in the day. Dr allison arwady really did seem to give a nod to that confusion. And i know there's been a lot of Questions about the united center. And i know that the focus the renewed focus on equity that has come Has led to some changes and even some confusion for people and i apologize for people who are feeling unsure about this resource for a gone a quick note that the media is set apart some from where individuals that are getting that vaccine till eight o'clock tonight our media guidelines did ask that we not bother them for the sake of their privacy so the video that you should be seeing on. Your screen is actually from a preview yesterday afternoon now as for that confusion that stems from a day prior sunday when accessed to appointments suddenly got switched at first anyone age sixty five or older from anywhere in illinois could sign up there was also a huge rush during a brief window with seven hundred fifty four appointments per minute booked during a window that let in younger individuals with certain co morbidity things like cancer or pulmonary disease officials say that early data from that showed that less than forty percent of those who got appointments were kogyo residents already called that unacceptable defeating the entire purpose of fema deciding to put a mask backs initiation clinic here. Chicago's west side. We have a lot of neighborhoods that have been burdened heavily by kobe. A lot of heavily black and heavily latin next neighborhoods a lot of neighborhoods that have more barriers to getting vaccinated and one of the decisions for placing the The vaccination center here was recognizing that we really wanted to reach chicago residents so for now. There is really no way to make an appointment here. Temporarily access cut off. It is set to reopen later this week. In the meanwhile local and state officials say that they're going to try to work to fill those appointments behind the scenes with an aim of sixty percent of reservations going to chicago residents thirty percent to residents of suburban cook and then ten percent for those who live throughout the rest of illinois this city in particular targeting folks from vulnerable communities including those near the united center humble park for example but also a handful of other zip codes that includes mckinley park chatham roseland south shore and then in cases you're going to have chunks of appointments booked and set aside for community groups to help get the word out. We didn't really get a ton of specifics from officials on that now or what. He says that this focus on equity isn't just the right thing to do. She says it's the way to nip cove in the good also. The thing that gets our city past covid making sure more people are vaccinated in the heaviest hit zip. Codes is how we actually decrease our case rate how we decrease the risk variants. And how we're able to reopen the city and have lower risks to that end. she says. The city is making progress in decreasing case. It's particularly in latin next chicagoans ends where we now are seeing case rates for covid of latin x chicago that are not higher than Than you would expect them to be based on population where our case rates are really looking like the city as far as race ethnicity goes
Small Ships in Alaska: A Guide To Cruising off the Beaten Path
"The big ship alaska season is probably over for this year. However there are four key cruise operators that are still going to cruise because they are small ships and they are not band. They do not have to stop and canada. And those cruise lines are alaskan dream cruises american cruise lines lindblad expeditions and un crews there all featuring small ships sailing under a us flag without the need to visit a foreign port so christopher wanted to know like what are those crews like what what is something like that look like what is the itinerary like and as such a good question. So i'm gonna go through it with you guys. Because i want you to know it's very different from a big ship cruise but a sample one on cruise adventure. Let's just look at their alaska glacier country seven night cruise and see what this is like. Okay you're gonna get one day in glacier bay national park. Excuse me joined by park ranger you're going to have up-close looks at dawes marjorie and grand pacific glacier. Those are that's three glaciers. You're going to bushwack in the tonga's national forest. You're going to go to the fords terror wilderness area by skiff and hike inland. If you want. I'm sure a lot of this hiking in book bush whacking is all very optional. On i think it's chicken gough island you'll see humpback whales and frederick sound and the chatham strait you'll do wildlife searches for black and brown bears a number of areas you're gonna kayak paddle board and skip if you want to. You're going beach comb. You're going to visit tide pools and you're going to go on forest ecology discoveries. But you're still going to visit different ports in fact you might embark in juneau and that's very different right. You actually embark in june so you can get started there then on day two you might go to icy strait have a nice cup of coffee get snug in your kayak and glide around and kayak that date again. There's loads of options. Then you might have your third day. Glacier bay national park your fourth day might be in the chatham strait seeing so many different things. If you'd like to go backpacking and go skipping on a boat. You can day five. You might go to q. Island day six frederick sound day seven endicott arm and dawes glacier and day eight juno now again this particular one that i read to you guys is more all about explorations. Less about port stops but they do have several itineraries from une cruised that visit the ports the standard ports as well. But since you're doing round trip juno they're just really focused on adventure and exploration and things like that. They're
Chicago May Soon Expand Indoor Restaurant Capacity to 50 Per Room
"Chicago restaurants and bars will be able to serve more indoor customers on Valentine's and President's Day weekend. Beginning today, bars and restaurants will be allowed to expand to 25% capacity or 50 people per room or floor. In order to increase restaurant and bar capacity to 40%. Chicago must drop below 400 new covert cases per day for three straight days. Sam Toya is president and CEO of the Illinois Restaurant Association. He's still not happy. Only have 100. You can't put 50 people in there, cause that's 50% you want you could put 25% so the larger restaurants, this helps the smaller restaurant and our neighborhoods like Jefferson Park Rogers Park Chatham Little Village, Bronzeville pulling its Helping a positively Ray emergency room visits. An ICU bed occupancy must also remain at the moderate risk
The Art Of Shooting Hidden Tracks
"But cooling this one today Hidden tracks rather hidden tracks. There's lots of Sort of remnants of you like Clues to the track itself is long quite straightened. Cut through will the the greenery of foliage foliage and and trees will have some trees of now started to grow across. what was the track But there's this small clues to it being a railway once upon a time. So let's get on with the letters. Thank you to michael hong kong for these circus train pages. Now i know not. Everybody is into circus. Must admit after. Wednesday's chatham i'm not a really huge circus fan though addict kid but we've never taken our kids to the to the circus i. I've been to a few went to one a long long long long time ago. Human circus when human circus. He started becoming trendy. And i'm discounting the cirque du soleil here which is a class apart of asleep but this was In a cold ten nicole night the cold harm common which is a play. I think he was awesome coming. Which is a place in hartford in hartford. Share somewhere around there it was It was mainly clowns and for the folks who feel molly squeamish about clowns. You know the way that. I feel about morris men it would possibly have been a kilo cure event. Maybe it was a killer event because an being one since anyway michael says been really enjoying the fertile will conditions of. How many times your son thomas really love train picks. Oh yes he does does a bear. Well you know what i mean so it occurred to me this week. Often walk in part that has various freight trains rolling by when i walk through a casino and a higher. We don't have a lot of passenger trains. Really remember to take pictures. When i'm walking but i'll change that. Oh you must change. That's what this edition all about. Have your camera make some pictures or consult together and as for where you live in ohio with with freight train swore. You'd be thomas's new best mate. You really he loves those big american muscle trains. There is absolute favorite well alongside the trained that we have in this country that we don't have in this area anymore. The classic intercity one to five clause forty-three as or say that it's not a one to five. It's a class forty three high son. I'll get that right next time anyway. Nail i thought about two thousand seventeen when the ringling bros. And barnum and bailey circus was making its loss stop before closing down due to the progressive society. For better or worse they used to stage the train outside. Cincinnati to the east in the performance would live on the train as you can see in the shop between the trains with a garbage bags hanging out the doors. Yes you can on one of the final days before they set out for the last time i did take my newly purchased x t to and sixteen mill. One point four right when. I got into photography much later than i should have unwanted house and took a few paulie frame. Shots didn't do a great job. documenting a piece of history but happy to share the few that i did. So you can. Share those with your. Your son will well. I already have. You might have noticed on instagram Grid yet. I looked in the last twenty four. Maybe they've made maybe they've made them there. We were certainly looking through them together. See yeah thank you. For the pitches these a wonderfully important pictures. Because that's the kind of traveling thing that just no longer exists. Does it perfect for. Today's theme is almost like this was planned here. I am hidden tracks. There you are tracks disappearing not so much the but the trains of course in juxtaposition the to the subject to circuses. Wednesday's show was a real wakeup call. Wasn't that i knew that. Hunting was Was an issue in the world but I had no idea We were at the point of extinction with the african lion and that said the next thirty years. What is under thirty years now. Isn't it the african lion may
"chatham" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Zones may have something to do with this. Like a half these like someone like I don't wanna be east. I don't wanna be central. Let's split the difference. I guess my theory on this would be that Sydney being, you know, by and by far the largest area there and certainly the most popular celebration that spectacular, beautiful harbor. I don't know if you saw the exploded the fireworks here they had about 15 minutes ago. They were beautiful, but you know, they may wait until that's over and then move on. But yeah, but no Mazzone's. It's got to be their time zone and the in New Zealand and 4 15. The Chatham Islands celebrated the new year. I mean, I guess maybe if you're so isolated in your world, and you don't need to know, like Iran does it. Apparently Iran's on they celebrated to 30, meaning that's their midnight. I just never knew that that there were some places that were on the quarter hours and a half hour. That is interesting. You know, time zones like you say Daylight savings can can play tricks on you. Yeah. Newfoundland, Newfoundland in Canada is on a different Eric 9 30. Someone from Newfoundland. Linds boy messed that up Newfoundland call. Call me up 31 to 91 7200. I got to know how you're dealing with this. Let's go to Jim, If the run Greenwich mean time gmt. Yeah, I don't know. We need universal time. Let's go to Jim for words, Jim. Oh, you're talking to I am Jim. Sorry. I know I came to abruptly. I didn't give you much of a heads up here. We'll try this again. Let's go to the phone lines. And here's Jim. Jim, you got forwards. But I had to change my name. There's so many gym. Okay. Okay. So I now be Jim. Bob. Jim. Bob. Okay. Hey, I like that, Vivian. Yeah, She's great. Is that your four words? Anyone? I'm 81.3 years old, but I lie and I tell people I'm a b 1.7 Hey, alright. You give yourself an extra 45 months there. Jimmy got your four words.
Mom and 4-year-old hit by car in New Jersey crosswalk
"Tragedy avoided after a mother and her four year old child were hurt after they were hit by a car while crossing the street in Chatham. Authorities telling NJ dot com the tour in the crosswalk when they when they were struck. The 22 year old driver from Maryland stayed at the scene. He was given a summons for careless driving and failure to yield the mother and child will be okay.
Low-cost sensors help Savannah, Georgia, track flooding
"Twenty seventeen king perma flooded parts of savannah georgia and many people evacuated but once they left they had trouble getting information about how bad the flooding was. Where if it was safe to go back and part of that was because there was only historically one noah tide gauge reading water levels essentially on the entire georgia coast and certainly not at the neighborhood level or street level where we could see what was happening. That's georgia tech computer. Scientists are russell clark. His team is working with city officials. And chatham county emergency management agency to fix that. They've installed about fifty low cost sensors on bridges docks and canals. Our objective is to monitor as closely as we can and as extensively as we can the water levels across the chatham county area paying specific interest to critical infrastructure things like bridges roads neighborhoods. The sorts of community resources typically have not been well monitored or well observed the real time data is available online and as c. levels rise and storms become more extreme. It will guide emergency planning and response.
14-Year-Old Girl Among 3 Shot at Chatham Dance Studio, Chicago
"Chicago Police are investigating a shooting at a South side dance dance studio studio last last night. night. Three Three people people were were injured injured when when police police say say an an unknown unknown individual individual or or individuals individuals opened opened fire fire outside outside the the studio studio at at 79th 79th and and Indiana Indiana in in the the Chatham Chatham neighborhood of 14 year Old girl was shot in the shoulder in 18 year old man was shot in the torso and a 19 year old man was shot multiple times in the abdomen. As of now, no one is in custody.
President-elect Joe Biden declares "clear victory" and calls for unity
"After a cliffhanger vote count, Mr Biden is projected to have won the states of Pennsylvania and Nevada, taking him over the crucial threshold of 270 electoral college votes. President elect up to the stage a few hours ago to officially declare victory in front of a crowd in his hometown of Wellington, Delaware. The people of this nation have spoken. They've delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory. Victory. For we, the people Way one with the most votes ever cast from presidential ticket in the nation. Joe Biden has said he wants to restore the soul of the United States and Americans needed to stop treating their political opponents as enemies call for unity was echoed by the vice president elect Kamila Harris. You chose hope. And unity, decency, Science and, yes, truth you chose Joe Biden as the next president. And Joe is a healer, a uniter, a tested and steady hand. One person who knows Joe Biden well as Amy Pope. She worked alongside him for a number of years. In her former role, is US deputy Homeland security adviser to President Obama. She's now an associate fellow at the think tank Chatham house and she joins me now. Amy, What kind of President Will Joe Biden B? How will he differ from the last Democratic party President Barack Obama. Joe Biden is really a kind of Washington expert, Hey, has a long history in the Senate. He knows many, many, many of the key political influencers and legislators in Washington and he's the kind of person who just has gotten to know them and build relationships with them on And for that reason, I think he's coming in at the right time in terms of trying to build relationships across the island and get something done. Do you think that he really is going to be able T turn that to his advantage? It just seems that there's so much animosity in US politics right now. I think it's going to be tough. And I think even for someone like Mitch McConnell, with whom who's the Senate majority leader with whom the president elect has a strong relationship, there will be pressures on him not to find common ground and not to cooperate. But on the flip side, there are a lot of Americans who are looking for Congress and the president to work together. Who are looking for some level of functioning capacity within Washington. They'll feel that pressure to it's hard to see how this will play out, and it'll depend frankly, about what the voters were saying to their members. Amy, I'm going to bring my guests in
"chatham" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Welcome back America. 33 minutes after the hour it is you do it. I'm joined by the chairwoman of the GOP Rana McDaniel. She had done such a great job this year. Good morning, Jeralyn McDaniel. Great to have you on Great to be with you. Thanks for having me. I do think that you're closing strategy with the president was remarkable. Excuse my voice. I've been on for pretty much constantly start two days as you probably have. You saw that Georgia was going to be close. Give us your update, please, on Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona Chairwoman McDaniel. You're so Arizona. We're waiting for about 100,000 additional ballots, mainly from Maricopa County. These are ballots that were dropped off in person absentee in person or early or ballots that were cast on Election Day. So these will break heavily towards the president. This is what we saw in Maricopa, the voting towards Election Day when his favour If we can win those bike over 60%, he's gonna win Arizona. Pennsylvania. He's up two points, so there's so much he went. Both of those states. He went so and then we have legal challenges in states like Georgia. We're just last night we had a county that suddenly found 15,000 more ballots in the middle of the night. So many of these things are happening across the country. We seem some irregularities at these election places in Detroit. They kicked our poll watchers out and boarded up the windows so we couldn't watch. These are things we're seeing across the country. So we're goingto exercise legal challenges in these areas as well. Talk to me a little bit about Georgia because I look at the Pennsylvania map and I'm fairly confident given the western Pennsylvania boat that's still out. It can offset gains made by the Vice president. Don't know it for sure. I'm very confident about Arizona. I didn't know we were 400,000 votes out. I thought we were 275,000 boats out, but you would know better than me. Tell me about what happened in Georgia. I am unaware of that story. So it was Chatham County last night they had said they had about 4000 ballots outstanding. And then it just changed to 15,000 in the middle of the night that they felt how are outstanding, which, of course, are not going to go in our favor. Same with Fulton County. We had a similar issue there and a cab. So Democrats strongholds consistently went once that most of the voters in come out and say, Oh, now we have this drop of into cabs Case 114,000 more ballad, and these are the types of things Create uncertainty and and frustration with Republicans because We aren't given the transparency we deserve. We're not ableto watch. Many of these processes take place because counties won't let us in and and it creates an uncertainty into election integrity, and we've got to fight this as a country and it's sad to see that Democrats aren't saying as they saw what just happened to Detroit yesterday when they're literally boarding up windows so we can't watch the election counting. Let Republicans and we have nothing to hide when they don't say that. It does create that uncertainty. Ah, Rana McDaniel In 2000. There was James Baker, a former secretary of state who oversaw every legal challenge and made decisions from one One chair so that the Republicans would not end up a stopping their own legal arguments in another place, depending on if the laws were different or not, who is in charge of this legal effort nationally. Further trump campaign. It would be Justin Clark, who is running that for them, And that's obviously where most of the legal challenges they're going to come from. And then the RNC works in conjunction and We've been sending lawyers out to the states and actually getting bodies in, so we'll be part of the canvassing process. In some of these states looking for irregularities in Georgia, you can cure ballots, so we've sent a lot of folks there to make sure that we have that ability. Democrats. Of course, they're going to do that. So, but he is the person running it for the Trump campaign and nationally. When you say you can care about does that mean you find a stack of spoiled ballots or decode ballots and then go through them by hand to see if, in fact they ought to be counted. You can cure using Goto voter who didn't put filling the bubble well enough, or there's things that they missed on their ballot and you can actually find that voter and give them the opportunity to correct their ballot. I think it's crazy. But that's the law in Georgia and Arizona and Democrats will do this. So we will do this as well on and of course, having a ground game and an ability to go out and find those voters is critical so they can fix that ballot and it can be counted. Now, one way or the other. George is going to matter a lot in January 2, you're going to provide the 52nd Senate seat or the 51st Senate seat, depending on whether or not David Perdue holds on to his 50%. Who runs the Georgia Republican Party. And how do people listening to show who are so inclined? We're on live in Atlanta had a huge audience in Atlanta and in McComb and Athens. Another play. How do people get help? The Georgia Republican Party? Well, I say, just help the national Republican Party Right now we're we're running. A huge legal effort will be running the recount operation and big paying for that so and also the ground game..
Georgia judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit
"And Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia in an effort to contest the ballot count so far in those key battleground states, But a Georgia court today dismissed the Trump campaign's lawsuit that accused the Chatham County Board of elections of mixing ineligible ballots with valid ones under the federal laws. The U. A cop, a balance that are postmarked by Tuesday can be accepted up to Friday. So the pool of those there are 8899 doesn't mean any of them will arrive for means all could arrive. We have no way of knowing that number Georgia voting system manager Gabriel Sterling President. Trump's campaign also announced they will file a lawsuit in Nevada to stop the vote count their president Trump needs victories and all four of the remaining battleground Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada. Meanwhile, Joe Biden
Local Matters: Michigan judge dismisses Trump campaign election lawsuit
"Chatham County Judge has tossed the Trump campaign lawsuit seeking to toss ballots They claim we're late. A Republican witness told the judge. They couldn't testify. It actually happen. County elections leader said it didn't I judge in Michigan tossed out the Trump campaign lawsuit there late today, The Trump campaign announces its going to court in Pennsylvania to try and stop the vote counting in which Joe Biden is quickly shrinking the Trump lead secretary of state Boockvar moments ago. Now all of you, everybody Around the country around the state are are eagerly awaiting and I can tell you the counties are to they're really taking their time making sure that every single voter in the Commonwealth Who has cast their ballot is having those back ballots accurately and securely counted. She cites smooth sailing reports no irregularities. The Trump campaign, however, claims suppression unspecified. The Trump lead in Pennsylvania has dropped below 100,000 votes about 450,000 votes still to be counted in Arizona, where Biden has about 2.5% lead over President Trump. An advantage of about 68,000 votes. Another update from their coming about 11 o'clock hour time tonight, most of what is left to count in Arizona coming from the populous Maricopa County.
Georgia Senate race goes into runoff territory
"Where election officials are reporting more vote tallies. The latest numbers show that President Trump's lead among votes counted so far falling to below 14,000 the States voting system Implementation manager Gabriel Sterling said this morning that he is prayerful that all votes will be counted by the end of today. Joining us now is a meal. Moffett reporter at W. A. B E in Atlanta and a meal how many votes are still left to be counted and how much has counting mail in ballots helped close this gap for Biden? Anton you We just got an update from the secretary of State's office. 47,000 ballots absentee ballots left to count. As of this hour in Georgia, so they're getting added It's taken a taken a while, but but it's happening. And what we've seen over the course of the last 24 to 36 hours is that all of these ballots that are still being counted our mail in ballots, and those have favored the Democrat Joe Biden. So we have seen Donald Trump's lead in Georgia dropped dramatically in the last 36 hours. And as you mentioned, it's down to the last update 13,000 to 20 the difference between the two candidates. What are the counties that you're specifically watching? We are watching a Fulton obviously is the largest county in Georgia. It does lean Democrat very heavily in Fulton County. They have completed the counting in Fulton County, but they're still uploading those results to the secretary of state's website, so they haven't necessarily all showed up. There's about 5000 left to show up on Fulton side so that could even cut into the lead the president to leave a little bit more. We're also watching Chatham County Savannah, which is also a Democrat, leading area. There's still 17,000 absentee ballots to be processed and scanned and counted and uploaded there. So that could be another area in which Joe Biden picks up some more votes Remind us briefly why Georgia is so critical to this presidential race right now. It's critical not only because it's closed but because this is a place where Donald Trump won by five points. Four years ago, and now with a million new registered voters In the course of the last couple of years, it is become a toss up state. And you know some of the president's advisors there saying that you know if they don't win Georgia that could be the ball game for everything. And so I think, you know, a win here for Joe Biden would pretty much sealed the deal. And it would just be an incredible turnaround story in politics coming from 2016, too, now. Let's talk a little bit about litigation. A Georgia judge has thrown out this lawsuit from the Trump campaign that tried to invalidate some of these mail in ballots alleging that they came in after seven PM on election night. Are we likely to see another challenge in the state? And if so, on what grounds I would imagine we may see some or legal action based on the extreme close nature of this race. But quite frankly, it's going to have to be on process more than the laws themselves. This is a state with a Republican secretary of state, a Republican controlled state election board and a Republican Legislature. So as far as the law's go, there's not really a lot for Republicans to complain about. They're going to have to go after, as was mentioned in this lawsuit, which was dismissed this morning, the process of actually handling the ballots and what the process is going as far as handling those ballots that were received before and after seven o'clock on election night, which is kind of the deadline in the line of demarcation for What ballots are going to be counted and what are not. Georgia law allows for a recount it fewer than half a percent difference. Is the Biden camp preparing for a legal fight, too? I think that you know, they definitely could be. You know this. This race could come down to just a couple of 1000 votes well within the margin, So I think no matter what happens in this state, no matter who comes out on top when all the votes are counted here in the next day or two, I think we could see a recount definitely is something that That both parties would like to challenge depends on who comes out on top 30 seconds I have with you. What's the latest on the Senate race there between Republican David Perdue and Democrat John Aasif? It is looking more and more like a second Senate race in Georgia will go to a runoff in January. David Purdue has just dropped below the 50% bar part which you're required to attain here in Georgia to win an election. And so Jon Ossoff's challenger, is hoping to get into that runoff in January, which could very well determine the control of the U. S. Senate with two races in Georgia. That's a male Moffett reporter at
New Trump campaign lawsuit targets alleged mishandling of Georgia absentee ballots
"Party of Georgia and the Trump campaign are suing a county in Georgia over alleged mishandling of absentee ballots. Is Georgia Public Broadcasting, Stephen Fowler reports the lawsuit alleges about 50 ballots were improperly counted. The lawsuit alleges that a Republican poll watchers saw a Chatham County election worker makes ballots that came in after the seven PM Tuesday deadline with ones that came in on time. So the state Republican Party and Trump campaign want the coastal Georgia County to account for every single ballot they received to make sure that late votes did not count. A legal challenge in Georgia is notable because it doesn't seek to block statewide counting but instead focuses on a potential narrow violation ofthe election law. Georgia saw a record setting turnout in this election thanks to a surgeon, absentee and early voting.
New Trump campaign lawsuit targets late-arriving Georgia mail ballots
"Filing Another lawsuit in the 2020 race for the White House this time in Georgia, alleging Chatham County may have mishandled ballots, asking that county to compile store and account for all ballots received. After seven PM on Election day. That's lawsuit number three today. The Trump
UK and Germany's different approaches to the pandemic
"The UK and Germany are both leading democracies and not far apart on the globe. They took very different approaches to the pandemic with very different results the UK as suffered the most covid nineteen deaths in Europe Germany with a much bigger population has lost far fewer people. NPR's correspondent in each country rob Schmitz in Berlin and Frank Langfitt in London had been talking among themselves. Hey Rob Frank. So tell me what happened in the UK. were. So many mistakes a big reason is the government honestly doesn't really seem to think ahead Boris Johnson you remember he sold Brexit to the British people in two thousand sixteen with no plan on how to execute it. So in the virus began spreading here Johnson course he's now prime minister. He was slow to recognize the threat here he is on March Third I was at movie night. where I think the rush if you credit ours patience and I shook hands of everybody. So by April Johnson an icy ICU covid nineteen I was talking to you in Boyd he's a member of the scientific group that advises the government. The UK didn't really grasped the speed with which the epidemic was entering the country under are all sorts of reasons for that, some of which are to. Lack of organisational capability sometimes when there's very high uncertainty, you simply have to shut things down really quickly and frank here in. Germany. That's what they did on January twenty seven. The first known case of coronavirus was sent to Clemson ventner chief physician at the Munich Schwab in clinic we have very similar like the boys gall. Be always prepare. Then you're watched what was happening in Italy in January where the virus was spreading pretty fast and we knew that we have to flatten the curve. So even before the first case of Covid nineteen and Germany, he was working on slowing its progress and he says the German government was involved from day one asking us what do you need we? We? We didn't have to ask them for example, Germany already had a big supply of ICU beds clouds Deutsche is at the Federation of German. You know that it's been a long debate on whether we had too many intensive care beds that warned us that often obviously that debate is over Deutsche says, Germany also has a lot of hospitals. If you take all the beds in all of Germany's hospitals, you get four times more per capita than what the UK has rob. You had slack in your system in Germany there. Was Not much here because the government had been cutting funding to the National Health Service for years, the hospitals were afraid of getting swamped with Cova patients. So they sent elderly patients back to nursing homes some broad cove with them infected other residents at least twenty, thousand nursing home residents died of covid. That's terrible in while in Germany, deaths were prevented through testing and contact tracing. The health authority in Berlin district of Hong, Kong and operator talks to man at conduct with a positive case, there are around four hundred call centers like this across Germany Peters directs this one become Austin We have traffic wardens and librarians working for us. We've recruited gardeners from parks and recreation Germany had a lot of manpower and testing to infrastructure filled with labs and university medical centers across the country. You know here the government misread the corona virus they thought it was going to spread as quickly as the flu. They didn't even try to develop a testing system where we steward he's a former British cabinet minister they were very, very confident. And slightly arrogant neb beliefs that they understood this disease better than other countries, I think the lack of scientific education amongst a lot of the British political elite meant that they were very reluctant to challenge scientists but here, Germany. Frank. A trained scientist is at the helm and Chancellor Angela Merkel. gave one of the most powerful and heartfelt speeches in her life when she made a rare national address on March. Eighteenth dusted fees above in then. Comes here. I have absolutely no doubt that we will overcome this crisis. How many victims will it claim? How many loved ones lose to a large extent? The answer lies in our own hands miracle has a doctorate in quantum chemistry, and in another speech, she patiently explain how important it was for Germany to reduce the viruses reproduction rate. Her tone was always humble and deadly serious. I'm. Doing this Icefield is off that. We are thin ice. This is a situation in which caution not over-confidence is the order of the day it really different here Johnson studied classics at Oxford University. He was president the debating society and as Prime Minister he's tried to rally the country with rhetoric. We must act like any wartime government and do whatever it takes to support our economy Johnson's Ori helped win a landslide election last year, but a pandemic, of course, not a campaign. Here's where. We store again he sees himself as somebody who is encouraging a rugby team for nineteen minute match telling them that fantastic to make them play. Well, he doesn't primarily see himself as somebody whose job is to get into uncomfortable details were chew over policy and strategy but frank, it's this chewing over of policy and strategy. This technocratic nature of the German government that may have also contributed to Germany's success hunts could is senior research fellow at Chatham House this sort of doubling down on technocracy. Populism has now been discredited by the Corona Virus. He says, that's potentially dangerous. If technocrats feel too emboldened, there might be an even bigger growth populist backlash in the future some people will blame Johnson for Britain's handling of covid campaigner. He thinks Johnson's more symptoms than 'cause captors just written a book called why the Germans do it better notes from grownup country. We've descended into believing that somehow because we always muddled through in the past muddling through is a recipe that will get us through in the future. So rob where's Germany now with crow verse? Well cases are rising deaths are not that tells us these new cases are from young people, children across the country are back in classrooms, but the German government seems so far. Okay. With the dangers of this, there remains a strong infrastructure of hospital beds, testing, tracing Germany fields, prepared and Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity ratings are sky high eighty, six percent. WOW cases rising rapidly to we've got new strictures but Johnson actually had trouble explaining them to the nation recently the last surveys Ron Johnson is under forty percent approval rating testing capacity here still can't meet demand. And Winter's coming. NPR London correspondent Frank Langfitt, and Berlin correspondent. Rob? Schmitz.
Illinois State Trooper Hit By Car Fleeing From A Traffic Stop in Chicago
"And Illinois State trooper is recovering this morning after being hit by an apparent stolen car during a traffic stop on the south side. Police say it happened around 11:45 P.m. Friday at 76th and state in the Chatham neighborhood. The driver hit, the trooper drove off later hitting two other cars before catching fire, according to police. Trooper was treated and released from the hospital with non life threatening injuries. No one's in custody, officials say. At the moment, the alleged offender has fled.
"chatham" Discussed on Movin 92.5
"Should in other in thank you for in the you think I'm crazy and I didn't want this home anyone gain a still camera dome you still have a phone in baby having an thank you then I don't want to tags maybe you should my mama don't thanks everyone and then there's the okay so it was go home and the state if you so you your it is that still hold then you should go when you sold me that shows my friend the only problem is with the he never ate some sold me my the Chatham may okay came from and I didn't want anyone gain a still camera dome you still have a phone in baby having an thank you and then I don't want to back maybe you should my.
"chatham" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Damn bunch you know for mark of and be back with you tomorrow the great what have no fear leads to Chatham itself before the break I was talking about the media just re writing history as if we're incapable of screen shot in their headlines I played for you an audio clip the media people playing down the severity of this virus are now suggesting that wasn't us doing that media people because we're so smart you're also stupid of course it was dropped the pen that well why well again it's fairly obvious why they're sending up another attack on trump because H. us can't control themselves they're like a bunch of five year olds around ice pops it can't control themselves but the Democrats saw an opportunity to you know gosh if you know what with our narrative is gonna be going forward that truck missed the ball on this crisis trump lied people died that's going to be the narrative what we need a crisis and we need a real crisis in order to get a real crisis you need a whole lot of panic and if we can get a whole lot of panic and sell people on panic as somehow panic is going to solve the actual crisis we're in right now which won't addicts of nothing we get a whole lot of people to panic we can get them really mad at the president for dropping the ball on this they were we were the ones sounding the alarm number one and number two Democrats gosh we could use this opportunity because as Rahm Emanuel Barack Obama's former chief of staff and the former mayor of Chicago said often you can never let a crisis go to waste folks the Democrats are preparing to soften you up they're preparing to break down those sacred bonds conservatives libertarians a good Republicans and even some good principal Democrats and forever where listen I accept a certain amount of limited government in my life police fear of fire in our fire service's fireman military court system interstate roads we accept a certain amount of things in our life hopefully a limited amount of taxation and we accept him because he's the things but based on our constitution and things and that basically mass consensus but they're trying to soften you up and get you ready for a government tomorrow so expansive so big and so enormous you'll have no way to escape I mean think about it in just a couple of weeks of the many in government have bad access to get used to reading on our neighbors who is doing that by the way if you're someone in the audience doing that I'm I don't need reading a new neighbors for doing really dumb things I mean if your neighbors breaking into someone's house it's not reading on your neighborhood and you know doing the right thing about like I'm hearing stories out there now but paddle boarders in the ocean by themselves getting arrested people out walking their dogs and all of a sudden the neighbors calling the cops there by themselves what are we doing what happened to what you just read that's not most of you in the audience of the overwhelming majority listing on that's happening yeah it's happening the softening you up to this increased footprint of government in your life also to mention government spending that we can't possibly sustain but Democrats don't care I want to play for you this hot hat tip but Tom Elliott gravy and it does a great job over there love is because he puts together supercuts reset pump Celine on Twitter Boeing and check method you really good parts of their life in a moment eight other caught little bit of an extended cut of Democrats now that they know we're in a time of crisis talking about all of these wish list ideological radical items he wanted forever that they now decided in the middle of a legitimate courses with fractures pathogen that they wanna back because they'll never let a crisis go to waste again ladies and gentlemen think this through what has been the operating premise thirty minutes into the show here or whatever the operating purposes been yet can't get people to accept things they wouldn't ordinarily except if you can't make them believe this is an unprecedented crisis in order to do that yeah I have to instill panic so they what the panic switch as Mr ball he should have reacted to this a long time ago when they did react with and now that he didn't we have to clean up the mess with all these wish lists the genocides Mr British you got that got queued up all right thank you all right listen to this gem again hatted gradient this is the Democrats during the time of crisis talking about all the air quotes here wonderful things they want to impose upon you now that we're in the middle of a pathogen outbreak in the United States six of check this out do you think that more needs to be done in the next package now that we've seen these appalling historical unemployment numbers already just today yeah I mean there's a long list of things the OSHA family medical leave more broadly interpreted as free testing of the list goes on and on are you taking into consideration green jobs green infrastructure yes we need we need to call us and we need a futuristic which means green long list of things and infrastructure clean water community health centers on the list goes on and on this is the case for universal health care if we absolutely have to transform our healthcare system absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern fully paid sick leave for all our workers and student loan forgiveness cost free treatment for the co in nineteen what what what what what what what what what whatever the costs are related I mean there's a long list of things.
"chatham" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Also this morning place impales Parker warning residents to lock their doors the warning comes after this video service of what appears to be thieves stealing items from unlocked vehicles this video shows an unidentified vehicle stop in front of a driveway and wolf road in the southwest suburb several people got out again opening unlock car doors in the driveway it's not clear what items were taken and no one is in custody seventeen year old girls hospitalized and you Chicago after she was shot in the face according to the northwest Indiana times the victim was recently reported as missing from Hammond she was driving to our step mother's house when a man standing outside open fire yesterday afternoon the teen che crashed her car into a van and collapse as she ran toward the house police say she was not the intended target nobody is in custody Chicago police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager last night near Drexel in eighty thirteen east Chatham officers say the eighteen year old was shot several times ended up at a gas station on the corner of eighty third in state they are still searching for a shooter a woman who police say killed her two young sons stab her grandfather tried to commit suicide sought help from a shelter days before the tragedy we say twenty old Olean New all through her seven month old son one eleven for window on the south shore high rise early yesterday and then jumped she survived the fall but she was critically injured in the apartment police found her grandfather stab several times and her two year old son dead in the bathtub bill had sought help days before the salvation army she'll love hope shelter the light was fed up she don't know what to do it was rough it not happen she told us that she acts don't don't and say that well I actually could they help me and they told me that they can help me I have to do it on my own the seven year old grandfather is also critical condition if no survives please expect to charger DCFS had not been in contact with the family.
"chatham" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast
"He was trying to one of these multi carrier rewards and and he had a really bad time. He got put on hold with Qantas for three hours the first time he tried to call. We couldn't book this online. And then he got through to someone think in South Africa for coach who hung up on him and then he code again and it just I think he had to call it about five times before it actually got books and then to rub salt into the wounds. They charged him booking Pity even though this couldn't be booked online and even though he took about it took about a day of phone calls to actually complete of the flights in the end but it wasn't unfortunately a simple process this now Leeann get from Dallas Fort Worth to Monterey because obviously we couldn't tack on that flight from Dallas to Monterey Array. HOW HE GONNA book? That's on the one hand you gonNA book that well. Interestingly Enough Dallas to Monterey has plenty of flights each day via service by American direct but because American has a monopoly on that route until of the direct connection they're charging edging affiliates opening price of four hundred fifty dollars one way for effectively an hour and a bit trip. So what I'm going to need to do there. You look for some Qantas frequent flyer point availability. I think yeah if there's availability that would be eight thousand points to book because it is. It's under six hundred miles that you said that would be pretty good use of points compared to paying the four hundred and fifty dollar that American Airlines ones quite surprised some if you're an Australian frequent flyer radar and we're reading. The Gazette Lost Week. They you might have seen the article that he didn't see pricing where it's actually the cheaper to fly from a to see via be than it is to fly just from eight B. We saw good example here if you're going to fly American Airlines from Los Angeles. He's to Monterey via Dallas Fort Worth so that's about four times further that you're actually flying. It's going to be only three hundred fifty dollars rather than four hundred and fifty dollars the areas that especially if you've got checked luggage it just doesn't work through. So yeah I guess. He can't take advantage of that but there's other the this is largely American phenomenon. The whole hidden city pricing their pricing is just so different on various different city pays by. It's not exclusive to WHO North America and in fact there are examples of where. This is a thing right here in Australia I came across this. We'd pricing of Anomaly. A couple of weeks ago. Where AH YOU'RE GONNA fly from Perth to see me business class on Qantas? It's about two thousand five hundred dollars one way but from Perth to Auckland via Sydney. It's about a thousand dollars was so about fifteen hundred dollars cheaper. But I guess if you're going to be checking in luggage you'd have to get the get the luggage short check through to Sydney or otherwise wii at skiing and a half year if you problems so I guess it's hard to take advantage of that host the quirks of airlines and ceases basis to amaze me. And Leon I I have to ask. Do you have a favorite credit card favorite. I have a credit card. I use a lot. Which is the American Express Platinum credit card? I think the pricing on that is getting to the ceiling of what I would consider to be reasonable reasonable. I think about forty eight hundred forty and fifty year but look things that come with that I used the AMEX travel credit way. CH- few utilize it to the Max with about seven eight hundred dollars a year and then on top of that you get the Virgin Free Virgin Club membership. So I if you fly virgin even into Konami You you can have access to the virgin lounges across the network which is kind of useful. We'll have to say Matt and I didn't mention this to you. Previously Ellison Hobart recently and I was completely completely stunned. That they don't have Virgin Lounge. Did you see the press release. That vision was gonNA open a lounge in two thousand fourteen. I did I did because I went online. Title online to try and figure out what was going on so I can't believe that because even Darwin has a Virgin Lounge and you're going to experience it shortly but It's a quarter good lounge. Yeah I've heard that the issue with Hyderabad is that the airport just doesn't have enough room in the airport. A I've heard that they're going to be expanding ending. And maybe when they open more terminals face they might be a virgin lounge but that is a little bit sad and it never eventuated there in how you're right. Yeah but the other a good thing with the with the Max Kade find very useful especially travelling overseas. A lot is the priority poss. And so even if you're flying economy class you have access to some really quite interesting lounges. Around the World Through Party PAS and even in Singapore for for example I think there is at least three. Not Five Lounges. That you have access to with the priority pass card and it's not just me that's also for one guest right correct it year so if I'm fly with my wife on flying with another colleague it's great. They don't need to have the party pass. I can get them into the lounge. It's very useful useful and it doesn't matter what airline you flying either no it doesn't. It's great the party. Positively an underrated benefit of the American Express putting code. Are there any. Ah Lounges that you've found particularly good in the priority positive quick yeah and surprisingly enough right here in my own backyard but the Catalina Lounge in which is in the international part of the Tim Dowling. He's a real gem. In fact I've told them that traveled around the world and be too many lounges. But the one here in dowling is clean. It has lots of food options. It's not very busy and you you can even get Luxa. which is which is the Dow is so yeah good good? Good lounger other than that Found a interesting lounge in me and my in Yangon they was think even Vietnam there was a lounge flying out of in Vietnam possibly Hanoi. I think there was a lounge there as well so he has quite interesting. Really really useful. Have you come across any land just effort. We're not really that great mainly in the US in the US go there if we can help it. Fair enough yeah. Some of the airline operated launches on that great either. Did you ever take advantage of the benefit. The Ego with the aim ex-con Priority Pas. Also they don't just off with airline lounges. They also partnered with the range of airport restaurants and bars including some in Sydney and the Gold Coast. Melvin this probably others Brisbane I think they changed the rules Amex card holders that if you have priority pasta three lameck Scott. I think this is from the first of August. He can no longer get the food and beverage credit through that ad which is a bit of a shame that when it was available a recall using that in Australia but I remember when I was in Miami and I was flying flying out of Fort Lauderdale. I got some sort of credit but that may not be the party. Possible much you. I've got to think about that. But it was some sort of a beverage food. embiid Ridge acquitted the yeah. It's interesting benefit. If you do have priority poss- Pau having actually paid for membership. Or if you have it. Three maybe the Citibank Prestige coddle various various other means but yeah unfortunately no famous Ho does anymore. That's not exclusive to his career that applies to US and other holders and of course there was quite an uproar over the US when they announced that just as a once again as a reminder for is you do any have eleven days to take advantage of the lower pricing for Qantas Premium Cabin Eban awards and also corners upgrade. So if you're thinking about upgrading on an upcoming Qantas flight and you have you've got an eligible fair. You don't have to fly before the eighteenth of September as long as you book the request the upgrade before the eighteenth and ten for the lower pricing will apply from the eighteenth of September. All upgrades across the board will increase in price by nine percent. Say Make sure sure you get into that side quick smart like thank you Leon coming onto the podcast once again. It's been a pleasure to catching up with you. Thank you very much met on this podcast. And in the media in general we often tend to focus on the big plays in the aviation industry. It's aliens like Qantas Singapore Airlines in New Zealand but Regional Airlines plane equally important role in connecting communities around their respective regions. It's in Australia. There are quite a few regional airlines that are not affiliated with any of the major airlines the largest of these regional express rex as it's known wrecks. It has a large network connecting regional cities around eastern Australia as well as network in South Western Australia which serves using Saab three forty aircraft oft and Woke Qantas Lincoln Virgin Australia Regional Airlines destinations such as Port Macquarie and Aubrey. Rex flies to many of the Australian reports. That the Mejia's ages do not serve at all. These are places like Broken Hill. Birdsville Bernie Cuma and crew Kapiti REX's of course not the only regional player in the Stralia. Yeah in North serves quite a lot of destinations as the name would suggest in northern Australia. Meanwhile Fly Pelican has a small network around New South Wales being based at Newcastle Airport. Fly Pelican serves routes like Kemberton Newcastle Sydney to Mogae incurred Daba using jetstream thirty. Two's fly corporate another regional airline based in Brisbane. It says related CA Brisbane to coffs harbour and woollen going to Brisbane. It also flies to Melvin but not from Tele Marine or the avalon airports instead fly corporate flies to Woolen Gong. Dabo an orange from Melbourne's essendon airport and and this is actually closer to the Melvin. C in both of Melbourne's international airports fly corporate operates five Saab three forties and three Fairchild Metro align is if you've never flown on a metro liner. I can tell you that. They make dash eights in eighteen. Seventy twos look spacious regional airlines. Unfortunately face some MM unique challenges mainly due to the Lake Haitians that they've often fly to but also due to a lack of economies of scale and they also have Usually just a small fleet of planes lane so something goes wrong. It can cause significant problems and as we as we know from the recent collapse of Jay go for example in Australia. It's not always rosy for for these aliens but as a result of the remote communities that they do often serve the regionalize often have a level of involvement in these local communities communities that the big airlines just never would have now for my. There's one regional airline in particular that doesn't exceptionally good job of connecting communities teas and engaging with their communities this irving and annoy actually talking about an Australian Hailin but rather a one that's based across ditch a Renew Zealand in New Zealand You'll probably be away. That New Zealand has most of the domestic market pretty well wrapped up and Jetstar also flies to if you regional destinations around New Zealand using a small fleet of shades but on all of jet stars roots. This is in direct competition with Any Zealand so what happens when a New Zealand Zealand withdrawals from route in New Zealand. Well without an airline like h atoms the community would simply be left without a commercial eh. sevice Air Chatham's is a small airline based in as the name would suggest in the Chatham Islands which is a New Zealand territory around eight hundred kilometers to the east of Christ church in the remote south South Pacific Ocean. The Chatham Islands have a population of around six hundred people and the islands of famous for their crayfish. The emini family family started a h Adams in nineteen eighty four. And since then it's co- businesses always been connecting people and Calgary between the Chatham Islands and mainland New Zealand. So this this is an airline that knows the importance of aviation's who remote and regional communities pretty well. The emini family still owns edge Adams which now also it has a base at Auckland. Airport in New Zealand's North Island as well as flanked the Chatham Islands it Chatham's has also now taken over several regional routes around New Zealand that have been abandoned ended by a New Zealand. These includes routes like Oakland Tanay Oakland to Wonga newly and Oakland power power. The airline is also so now starting up. Weekly flights between Oakland Norfolk Island. A route which hasn't had regular commercial service Everson's Norfolk Island Airlines ceased operations in March of two two thousand eighteen prior to h Adams entering this market. The only commercial flights to.
"chatham" Discussed on AFF on AIR Podcast
"E can use to fly around the world for bookings in premium cabins in just eleven days. So it's is this podcast is going out on. The seventh of September on the eighteenth of September corners is going to be putting up the prices. So now's a really good time to be making. You know his his Qantas bookings if if you need to travel anywhere in the next year so you have you. You've got quite a balance of quotas points. Leona view being making any bookings to take advantage of their current pricing. We'll we'll have thanks to you and to be quite honest with you. I always thought the highest use of quotas points was emerson's class but you you showed me much less dunant that in fact an equal possibly better use of the points was to use it to book business business-class on this one world classic reward. So yeah we did that recently and it was. It was actually quite mind blowing because the way that we pace replaced together the itinerary is effectively two trips. That I have have to make next year and I'm doing it on one booking which is quite astounding and we did cover the one classic flat reward in a previous previous episode of the podcast but it does allow you to fly around the world. But it's not actually around the world award. That's a bit of a misconception is with the krisflyer equivalent for for example they have a star alliance around the World Award. You actually have to travel around the world and you have to cross each of the oceans once in said ECON- backtrack in the same way that you can with the one with the one motor would basically get thirty five thousand miles of flying distance to play with and you get up to five stopovers and what you do with those thirty. Five thousand miles is entirely up to you. As long as the you know the various roles like you have to travel on at least two one would airlines Qantas and so on. But Yes Leon for you you you leaving God when I needed to travel to Monterrey and then about a month later on a completely separate trip to Helsinki wrote Especially in the case of Monterey. It's about as far away from Darwin as he can get but you manage to get both of those troops in under the thirty five thousand mile limits. How did you do that well? I mean I'd like to take credit for it mad but you're right there behind me helping me along the way so look. The first thing we did was look for flight from Darwin Alan Down to Sydney Melbourne Brisbane. And then from there we had to play around with getting across the ditch being the the Pacific Ocean now every time I've looked for Qantas availability across the Pacific. I've found nothing but for it. You must have been a lucky charm because because when we looked at it the other day was availability all over the place So we we looked at LAX and also Dallas which was available available from lax from Melbourne. In the end due to a couple of little quirky. Things that happened with the booking we ended up having to go with Sydney to Dallas and then I needed to tackle a a trip from Dallas to Monterrey right which is only an hour and a bit journey. But I'm sure you have a question to ask me about that. We lift Monterey off that of that booking because we would have wanted to stay within the thirty five thousand mile limit so then the knicks pot of it was to make move away from Monterey to Seattle. I think was that right. Yes because because it's hard to find seats from lax back across to Asia. So Seattle San Diego. I think where you preferred food places to look we had to San Diego booking but To Take your advice met in to ensure that the listeners take your advice as swirl is that when you see something you need to grab it because that one seat from San Diego to Narita disappeared in twenty four hours that we were looking at for it looking looking at it so we head to head up to Seattle. There was some availability from Seattle with J. L. Across to Narita and then down to Singapore. And that was one part of booking done. Yeah and of course he come back to Australia in the middle of the trip. ECON if you studying the trooping ECON in stopover in Darwin Midway through the tree then go away the season come back again. So that's that's why if anyone's wondering why he's Stopping over in Singapore in the middle in between the two troops. And then you just Looking in a positioning flight from Singapore back to him back to Singapore right correct. Because then the monthly go to Helsinki and so as part of that process we looked for availability. Ability from Singapore to Helsinki which we found on Qatar Business Class Via Doha Accord Nice timed flight. Arriving arriving in Helsinki do what I need to do there. And then flying back via a will using Phoenix and we couldn't find Phoenix back to a and we couldn't. We couldn't fly to Singapore's those rule against as we can't have you can't stop over twice in the same city as they. Because he already had that stopover in Singapore who needed to finish the trip somewhere else. And there's no one world airlines flying from Asia to to get one road availability from Helsinki when it would have required glad flying probably by a role. Melvin I'll see me which would have completely non out the mileage and we wouldn't have had enough miles to work with right so we then looked to Kuala Lumpur will which female wasn't flying to those novell ability at least so. We found one to Bangkok so from Helsinki Bangkok on and then Bangkok down to Colombo on Malaysian Airlines. And then obviously buying one way ticket on Silkair from Malaysia. Back to Yes there's a little bit of fiddling around with positioning flights And various parts but on the Hollywood basically able to get a two hundred and eighty thousand corners points to business class lung. Hold on trips round trips through. I mean two hundred and eighty thousand points would would be if you went to would pretty much what you pay just to go to from Australia to Europe and back once it's not not a bad deal and it could use of the one world award in quotas points points notoriously high high number points required to do anything so the fact that you could do this really opened. My eyes is up to what's available and what's out there where the taxes on booking like. This was fourteen hundred. which didn't surprise me for Qantas you now? You can repay some pretty high taxes. Full flying on that network would spread was between Dallas and and he'll seek he though but I was happy to pay fourteen hundred four to business close local trips. Yeah Qantas as we know is gain to be decreasing the carrier charges payable on long haul premium cabin Qantas flights on the eighteenth. Ten percents kind of going some way to compensate for the increase increase in the number of points or client thoughts on that. Do you think that's a good thing. Of course it's a good thing to drop. Drop the carry charges. I mean look when you so you know when when the frequent flyer programs fist release way back when there was no such thing as carrier charges both answered and Qantas absorbed everything and US telling you the other day that you could fly around Australia back in the day for thirty for thirty thousand points in In economy from memory right round strategy with as many steps as you liked or Or thirty six thousand points business and it was that was either quantity or rain. Sit and there were no charges or fuel charges or any other charges or if those charges were absorbed by the airlines. We've have gone from. That does good old days to now where not only do you have these fuel charges and other charges. But you've also got these charges just for the sake of reminiscent Intel listeners. What would a book for that? Thirty thousand was an set Zayd Cynthia back before instant went under and that was around about nine hundred ninety nine I did this. We we flew from Brisbane to Townsville Townsville to Keynes. Keynes across to Darwin Dow down to Alice Springs L. Springs to Israel Israel to Sydney and Sydney back to Brisbane as incredibly definitely nowadays. Take and how did you find the experience of booking. Your one would would award it was diabolical in one would. It wasn't so difficult to actually go through the pro. Says and obviously with your assistance met the multi Stop was the way to go not around the world. This is a common mistake actually made by people when they're trying to book one of these awards. It's that's why I said before. It's kind of a misconception exception that this is around the world award is actually not you can use it to travel around the world a lot of times paper. We go to the Qantas website. And they'll see this multi CD option and is around the world option. If you click around the world it takes you to the one world explorer until and that's the page around the world fair which is a completely different product. So yeah you do need to go to the multi CD book into the what happened when you put all the flights into the multi city till the fifth time we did it we got to the last page and it just failed Basically can't even even remember what the message was this before putting the credit card details before before right yeah so just came up with a contact. It's kind the with the message was it was just. It hasn't worked you go to start again. They'll call the call center or something like that C- call center. Cool the cool center. Oh that tell the chestnut and of course we know you and I discussed this last time. What was on your podcast? Depending on which time of the day you ring will dictate right. What Call Center you you go through and I think I could be wrong but I think the call center that we would direct it to was in the Philippines? The person on the other line took all the details and basically called me back and said that there was no availability for everything except for the beginning and end and flights which is titled Nonsense which which didn't surprise me in the least and so we decided how to hang up and start again and because we changed one of the routines instead of flying out of San Diego because it was no longer available we flew out of and Seattle and all of a sudden put it in and it worked and I think he was just a surprise as it worked and we booked it and paid for it and it's all locked in ticket. Now look to check. Did you say hi to check to see if it was confirmed before. Yeah Quanta sometimes is not particularly fast at ticketing. Though at least you were reservation opinion. They'll give you a reservation straight away but Until you actually receive the ticket from Qantas. It's not ticketed if it takes more than a few days. Some of the pondering lines might actually cancel some flights out. Say You'RE GONNA make sure that it's ticketed rather other than just can't stand but I'm sure you'll be finally I want to thank you. Know you've got a separate business to this colder older frequent flyer solutions and I. I would definitely recommend to your uses that it is an absolutely fantastic service that you've got there and they I should use it. If even if they know how to do this they could use it just to save time because you are a complete master at putting these things together in very requ. Thanks Leon and case anyone's running I did not ask me on. The price of booking woods with autism is a a little bit shambolic. 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"chatham" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
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"chatham" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
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