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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.
Georgia youth coach facing charges after striking player
"Youth football coach has been banned for life after assaulting a player nine and under Savannah football coach seen in a viral video, striking a player twice in the helmet, knocking him to the ground, will never coach in the league again. American Youth football has banned who they identified as Gerald Williams from coaching for life. Williams was also fired from his job as a counselor with the Chatham County sheriff's office on Facebook. He said he shouldn't have discipline the player in public but rather waited until later the mother of
Georgia youth football coach fired after video of him punching player went viral
"Georgia youth football coach has been banned for life after assaulting a player, the nine and under Savannah football coach seen in a viral video, striking a player twice in the helmet, knocking him to the ground, will never coach in the league again. American Youth football has banned who they identified as Gerald Williams from coaching for life. Williams was also fired from his job as a counselor with the Chatham County sheriff's office on Facebook. He said he shouldn't have discipline the player in public but rather waited until later the mother of the child did not press charges. That's
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.
3 people, including 14-year-old, shot inside South Side dance studio, Chicago police say
"People, including a 14 year old girl were wounded in a shooting this evening at a dance studio and the Chatham neighborhood on the city's south side, according to Chicago police the girls with a group of people inside the studio and the 200 block of East 79th Street when someone opened fire from outside, police say the teenager was struck in her shoulder and taken the Komar Children's Hospital in fair Condition. Police also say an 18 year old male was shot in the torso and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and a 19 year old male was shot multiple times in the Abdomen and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
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
Chatham County judge dismisses Trump campaign lawsuit
"Thrown out a trump lawsuit over 53 ballots it said were improperly included. Chatham County officials say no all of them had arrived on time. Campaign is also still suing to stop any more ballots from being counted in Georgia. We heard this morning from
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
1 killed, 4 injured when driver runs red light in Chatham, Chicago police say
"One man was killed and four people injured in a crash early this morning in shadow on the South side. Police say a 35 year old man was driving in the 7900 block of South King Drive around 1:20 A.m. when he ran a red light and hit another vehicle with four people inside. A 54 year old man died, two women and the driver of the car that ran the red light were taken to
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.
7-year-old boy is now the youngest COVID-19 victim in Georgia
"Year old boy and George has become the youngest person to die in that state from coded 19. Authorities say the boy and Chatham County had no known health issues before him. The state's youngest Corona virus. Death was a 17 year old with undisclosed health issues.
How One Block Got Through It
"Over the past five months small businesses in America have been undergoing a mass extinction event. Bars are closed restaurants or half empty and retail is shuttered. Full blocks are slipping away. I wanted a sense of how this is playing out in the city I live in. CHICAGO. Not The one off story of a beloved are not the frightening toll in national statistics I wanted the story of one block. So I went to seventy fifth street in the Chatham neighborhood in the heart of Chicago outside. This. Part of the South side is really pretty. There are huge street trees flowers on the steps of the bungalows brick two flats al capone used to live in one of them. Many corners have signs from block looks setting the rules of the road. No loud music no car repair watch out for children playing. Even middle class parts of the side commercial corridors have struggled. redlining big box stores, job loss and black flight have left them full of vacancies. There are signs for businesses that have been gone. So long their phone numbers don't have area codes signs for furniture stores, nurseries, food markets, stores that sold beepers. which is what has long made this stretch of seventy fifth street, just east of South, Michigan, Avenue Standout, and what makes it stand out? Even during the pandemic. There's a handful of hair salons and barbershops. There's a dentist and a daycare. There's a cycling Ju. We're one day I visit. The DJ is wheeling bikes onto the sidewalk for afternoon classes. A little bit nervous, south. Arm. Being. There is a cult favorite, vegetarian joint Zoll Veg, which always has a line inside and if famous barbecue joint limbs, which always has a line outside. Large To dry cleaners where the pressed uniforms of Chicago police and transit workers hang under plastic and a Taylor who says online ordering suits him just fine. To never going to stop because you combat it fit to perfect. You're going to need some ultra and that's why. There's a deli run by an ex COP. I went there cover in plain clothes they know who I was and I got to a fight. So, as may have started the fight, my gun thought of mine waste and me and a guy is literally fighting for this pistol. There's a bakery, a frame shop and Francis Cocktail Lounge. The Bar has been here since December thirty first nineteen, sixty five muhammed leads to drop by Michael Jordan too. So we are the Regal. Beagle. You don't know three's company. So a lot of people, it is the neighborhood where everybody knows your name and we're able to have people come out and have cocktails on the front. So that has really seemed to. Help us excuse me you got to mass. Need, you have on the bads. Jada Wilson turnball runs the place with her cousin who's mother founded it. If you can't tell, she used to be an assistant principal at a Chicago Public School can't you put on your mask plays. Thank you. So, much. Appreciate you. Working with children really got me ready for this. One reason I picked this stretch of seventy fifth street was because it seemed on paper like exactly the kind of place that would have struggled to get through the pandemic stretch of black owned family businesses in a city that has been hit hard by. COVID. Nineteen. But what I found was not what I expected. Mid July virtually every business on seventy fifth street had reopened after the initial shutdown. Some were just getting by, but many of them said in spite of everything that they were doing. Great. I'm Henry Bar and this is the final episode in our series on the future of the during and after covid nineteen. Today, on the show, one block on Chicago's south side tries to get through the storm.
"chatham" Discussed on The Current
"On climate adaptation and wanting to good morning. We've been hearing about record high water levels in the Great Lakes for the last couple of years What's the situation right now? Overall what what? We're tending to see as a causal mechanisms to why this flooding occurring is that over the course of the last one hundred years driven primarily by climate change precipitation in the Great Lakes Basin has increased by about ten percent. Overall annual precipitation is up about ten percent and then in reference to extreme weather events. If you take the top one percents of precipitation the deluge of rain coming down. Those monsoon rains are getting these days. Correct towards the western end of the Great Lakes. The increase over the last fifty five to sixty years is thirty seven percent more intense rainfall at the top one percent and towards the eastern end of the Great Lakes up about seventy seventy one percent more intense rainfall events. And so we're getting more rain coming into the basin and then that combined with loss of natural infrastructure within around the the Great Lakes. The fields the forest wetlands. That used to be there. We've removed over the period of the last one hundred years about seventy three percent of the natural infrastructure that used to be there is now paved over or turned into some form of agricultural development. So when those rains hit those areas it tends to run off very quickly into the receiving butter body of water which again causes contributes to flooding. There's also this. International Joint Commission that manages the in regulates the the levels of of Watering Lake Ontario for example near State is suing the commission. Saying that it hasn't done enough to present a preventative flooding on shorelines And the American side of things is that manipulation of water levels to blame here as well well not on the lake eerie end of the situation. Because you're you're downstream on Lake Ontario below low Niagara Falls and the International Joint Commission. Came up with a new plan in two thousand fourteen and then operationalized two thousand seventeen that some people suggested that efforts made to to Newly Controller midday manipulate water levels in particular Lake Ontario that contributed to flooding. But really I think it was more Coincident was just more extreme weather events happen happen at the same time. I don't think it was in. Jc mismanagement this is one community in southwestern Ontario. That is up against it right now but we know that that this could be a story that people will be hearing across the country. How common could that sort of Flooding be a coast to coast. Oh this is common. This is happening right now. The number one cost due to climate change in Canada by far is flooding and particularly particularly residential basement flooding in that directly on climate change. Correct yes I mean there are there are other factors like I mentioned loss of natural infrastructure. But rated there's really four factors climate change loss of natural infrastructure aging municipal infrastructure in aging house infrastructure. But right at the top of the list is climate change itself and indeed for example in the insurance industry for Home Insurance. Insurance rates have increased twenty to twenty five percent on average home insurance In Canada over the last five years and sixty percent of that increases attributable to too much water in the wrong place. So we're flooding basements. We're going to hear these stories and again we're focusing initially on Chatham Kent but you'll hear stories in the weeks to come from Manitoba from British Columbia about Floods floods that people who live there say seemed to be getting worse. What do you do to mitigate and manage the damage of those flooded? There's there's a number of things you can do and in Canada. We haven't been sitting on our hands like we have pretty good idea of what to do at the community. Level to mitigate flood risk but step number one is for any community And you don't have to be on the edge of flowing water system or or lake to do this but There should be a process of prioritization to identify within communities. Where are your risky areas relative to flooding? That's number one if any and then when you identify them disabilities should be looking at. How can we use a berms diversion? Channels Holding Ponds Cisterns BIOS Wales permeable surfacing structural features within communities to direct water to safe locations or hold back from areas that where whereby otherwise it would be harmful and then at the house level. There's a great number of things that people should be doing around their homes the outside of the property and in the basement itself to lower the probability that they will end up with a flooded basement. You can imagine the people are listening. You talked about risky areas and thinking if you buy a home or you build a home. That's on a shoreline. That's near a lake. That's near a river that could be in a flood area. It's buyer beware and some ways that a fair assessment. It's a little bit of that but quite frankly any buddy who purchases a home today whether or not. It's on the the the side of a flowing water system or or or lake. They should be ensuring that before they close a house deal that they have a properly trained person on home flood risk assessment. Come in and do an assessment of that property relative to the chances of them realizing flooding down the road. Because now what's happening? We get deluge of rain large volumes of water coming down almost like a water bomb over a particular area that can flood people out independent of whether or not there on some form of flood plain or not so you WanNa make sure that that community is structured and anticipates the potential for that effect to happen and then that that particular house is protected at least as much as you can possibly make it relative to basement flooding to a lot of people. Climate Change Still. Is this big abstract thing and you know. But they're concerned about it but it seems like it's in the distance just finally this when it's happening in your neighborhood when it's happening in your community. Does that change the conversation? Do you think climate changing. Yes absolutely and generally speaking I find Communities have to be twice before they get religion on climate change the first one they can kind of right off the second one the first one they think. Well maybe that's just our chance event. But the top of the second time they've had one hundred one in one hundred year event happened in four years. Then they'll think. Oh Oh my gosh. There's something really going on here. Blair thank you. You're very welcome. Blake Shelton is a professor at the University of Waterloo head of the intact center on climate adaptation for more. Cbc podcasts Goto CBC DOT CA slash podcasts..
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"High. Amac Galloway this is podcast from March. Ninth Edition of the current. Modern nature has been against us. That's what's causing it. The League is getting closer and closer. You have the spring the Spring Storms. Coming up the The march and April. And it's just GonNa just rip the these places the rest of them apart. The firemen give us a eight foot. He said like the could break because of the wave coming over. I say this is my home. This is not my cottage. Do not have another home. They told us to be out by denying of March. Pack everything and go by the nine of March. I got no place to go. Pack.
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"You on ESPN radio the ESPN APP Sirius Xm channel eighty conversation around Antonio Brown what the Patriots do what the League should should do and the conversations that those around him are having with the media will. I'm sure take up a lot of our time and our interest this was an unexpected turn in what has already been extremely controversial sort of off season and preseason and nowadays what the Patriots the question is how does all of this this even before the latest accusation fit in with the Patriot Way Matt Chatham who is a three time super bowl champion with the pats now with NASA and the athletic joins us now to talk about it Matt. I guess maybe before we even get to the latest allegations. Can you speak to how you thought Antonio Brown in general with all the other baggage he brought was going to fit in or not with the Patriots such a tough question because it it's so difficult to separate the two things right. I mean it sort of I don't know I I don't know if we're simply talking about how could a great vertical receiver who's also awesome at the catch and run elements and has been a high volume guy blah blah blah all those things how how would someone like that fit in Josh Offense I. I don't think there's any you know any question that they figure a way to make it work. The only thing you would say from a strictly football football standpoint is he's been a high volume guy because he existed in a place didn't have some of the things you have you know there was no all pro tight end at the time that he was accumulated a the lot of that volume. He's a very analogous player other than the occasional fertile vertical plate to Jillian elements so those guys do a lot of the same. I'm good work on an cuts and crossing out and things like that and just ability to get open so you might feel there's some redundancy there but I think just building the covered up with good players is there's never a bad idea and Josh mcdaniels super creative guy so you figure that figure that part out but as far as the baggage stuff goes yeah just I don't under- I it's very difficult to a separate that from the person because it was so intrinsically related I think the football so we're not talking about you know a guy with a a domestic mastic while actually now we are should correct myself. We weren't initially days ago talking about a guy with a domestic issue problem or or you know a drug. I guess you or something like that. We're talking about someone who had been unusually selfish. I would say sort of an anti Patriot kind of teammate Kinda guy. I but you have every right to do that. If you know if you're just going to sandbag uptick or spot to get yourself in a better spot I mean you know it's not my choice but guys can't do that. but what I think becomes where the the football part meets the personal part. Is You know some of the social posts where I still personally. They have a hard time getting past or would love to hear an answer to what what he meant by. Sometimes I'm paraphrasing here butchering the quote but sometimes a child likes to watch the place Leesburg just to feel the heat something like that and and that speaks directly to the notion of being on a team and I I don't. I don't think you can separate it because what he appears to be speaking to. In the moment of a pretty traumatic personal event losing a thirty million dollar contract is a big deal he spoke directly to the joy and watching it all burn. If you don't get your way so how could you possibly separate that from a person who's coming to a place. That's been the ultimate team place. That's one. You know year over year without you so I I would struggle with that. I mean I'm not gonNA take the field. If I were a player. I certainly not GonNa make an issue. I do my job or whatever they say but I personally think that that is one of the same I mean. It's not different from the player. That's that's what he's talking about and that's what's so concerning because we hear about the Patriot way in yes in the past bill belichick has taken flyer fires on guys who had some off the field issues and brought them in for the most part you think they've complied but when you have a situation already in your wide receiver room with Josh Gordon who needs Structure Structure even before the stuff came out from last night as you were mentioning the social posed just some of the the selfishness that that came out and was alluded to in a lot of that why would they want to put in Tonio Brown in a situation or put Josh Gordon in a situation where that structure could probably pretty easily be disrupted. Yeah I think there are two sort of pillars upon which they feel safe and doing it and it's impart because of what they built so I'll talk about the first that's what I think. Basically the first idea is strong belief in and understandably so that their culture can pretty much be back any particular issue. If it is too great of an issue they'll just drop. Stop it in an instant. if it's if it's something that is manageable that they're the one place that could and port of it is having ownership of. I'm talking about Mr Craft. I mean obviously he's a tremendous owner board. I mean is just ownership of the locker so I I think that's something that's not necessarily understood from the outside about this particular organization. Obviously bill was the strongest personality bills. The leader bill created the culture but a big part of the culture is actually letting go and a lot of allowing a coordinators to lead allowing position coaches to have a lot of autonomy allowing leadership group to really kind of take over the locker room but they take over in a way that with bill well not there. They still intrinsically themselves. Believe you know what bills preaching so. I always try to use the analogy. If you're dropped off in a desert and you had to get out of it and would you they would still continue to use those mattress. It's they believe it. You know it's not it's not repeating it 'cause bill told us to it's that they've ben through professional wash several times and they've learned that that's that's the best way. They believe that that's the best way so when you have those kind of people in the room. They take very very serious. Just what they're doing now. This isn't always necessarily. GonNa come through a podium. It's not gonNA come through to a reporter but when the doors closed I mean these guys got. There's a group of guy always always There's still in that locker room. They have three rings the generation after our three ring group so there's guys in there that have tremendous investment in in time and family and their lives and what they built up there so as much as they're going to say. Hey welcome to our locker room. We'll you know we'll get a clean slate. that doesn't doesn't mean there's not a watchful eye that you better keep it straight because we are not you know as much as we like to go beat other people We're going to be very protective of we here. We have someone in here. That could could endanger something. We're building. That's that's a big deal so you know I think they give everyone the benefit of the doubt when they walk in problems elsewhere. This word is problems elsewhere but that doesn't mean they're not on alert doesn't mean they're not that they're stupid because they're they're not aware so. I just think you have to be very protective of the place and I I said to pillars. I think the other one is really just the contract language. That's important because what we're talking about. Here is is not just hey a guy they play well or guy complains about a role they have the they have the ability to bail on guarantees and I think we saw Oakland do that and if you have if you have that really ambiguous language that's in the standard contract to the NFL contract with with conduct detrimental you have the hammer to that'd be able to get out of guarantees you really do and you can go arbitrate that later and try to argue that that you've done it but unfortunate because that really really big umbrella language exists there are ways to cut ties and it's pretty tough as a player to argue otherwise matt running out of time. I've got two more for you quickly. I'm just curious if you were still on the team. How how do you anticipate the guys on that. Practice field today reacted to Antonio Brown not only because of the latest but obviously everything else he brings into this team. I think I think it's be I think the latest changes the town I could do. I think it does I think the conversations you'd be having if it was just the stuff prior still hey you know that was crazy but welcome and you're you're here right now and we're only going to judge you on here for this. New stuff is welcome cordial professional. We'll see how that shakes out. It's going to be really tough to draw someone in on a personal level even if he shows up to their Bible study even if you should I mean it's just such a if you read those Texan emails you would have curiosity and so I think what it is is. Just you know the team signed you. Welcome learn your playbook. Do your thing I'll get to know you and we'll you know I think those relationships advanced later later. They don't have you don't have to pretend like here. You know your best pals today right and then and then quickly. I'm curious there's been a lot of talk obviously about patriots assistance not being able to duplicate blockade. What Bill Belichick has done. you know Jeff Dickerson with me last night said Andy Reid gives people like a full giant stack of a book almost of everything everything they need to notice succeed that bill sort of is very reticent to do the same with some of his assistance. Are you able to figure out why the success can't be replicated located. I refer thing I would say is for those examples where others have succeeded because I think that's usually the standard patriots coaches from when the tree been held against who amongst them succeeded without a quarterback on so I think generally speaking circumstances really direct you if you have a great gym if you have a great organization behind you If you have your guy in place you'll probably succeed. You have a higher likelihood of success. I I think unfortunately and you look at the three or four different guys who've gone through haven't had that and you know going to Cleveland as Romeo did even when I'm engineer as well I mean nobody's but he's one there so there are other issues other than just hey. I came from bill's tree. Those guys are all great coaches. unfortunately usually in this league you get one or two swings and if it didn't work out then than you do fall into that narrative but I think and under different circumstances they could have done differently absolutely thanks for the time at really appreciate the insight my pleasure thanks. I'm let me on Matt Chatham of Nessun and the.
"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.
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"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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"chatham" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
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"chatham" Discussed on KIIS 102.7
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"chatham" Discussed on Wash FM 97.1
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"chatham" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Curator
"Senator Elizabeth Warren is's, the electoral college should be scrapped and the US institution should be amended to save God the votes of all citizens for more on this. Monocle? Daniel Bates was joined on the line by shake of barricades deputy head of the US America's broker at the think tank Chatham house Jay began by explaining what was being asked form warranted. Asking for is essentially a constitutional amendment to change the system at elect the president of the United States as was widely remarked upon following the two thousand sixteen presidential election. There's non direct election by the people, but rather an apportionment of votes to each of the fifty states in the US along with the district of Columbia, which are not entirely proportionate population. So you can end up with a situation as was the case both in two thousand sixteen and in two thousand or the election of George W Bush where more people vote for one candidate, but the other spreads their votes more strategically and ends up winning the presidency, despite receiving fewer total votes. So what Warren is calling for is the abolishment of this system by constitute? Referendum or constitutional amendment rather? Which would lead to direct popular vote on president as practiced in most most other presidential systems. So it's probably of note that she was speaking at a town hall in Mississippi where for example, most say politicians when campaigning for president won't even go is that right? That's exactly why. I mean, what you see in the US is that most states are considered out of week for one party or the other Mississippi is a deeply Republican deep red state in the American system of political coloration. So democratic candidates would almost never travel there. Likewise, Republican candidates don't bother spending any time in California, Massachusetts, as a result, the presidential elections tend to focus on ten or twelve battleground states, which again, we're all very familiar with Wisconsin in Michigan Vania in Florida as a result of their perception estates could go in either direction and that fundamentally disenfranchises the millions of Americans live in states, which are not to their political sort of leaning, the Republicans who live in California or the Democrats who've in Texas, for example, is this getting any response from the publicans at all today care about this will the Republican party is would be would be generally opposed of this. The stated opposition would come from the fact that the system was. Set up to prioritize a balance of power between state. So that the large states wouldn't simply overpower and monopolize resources relative to the small states. But there's also more cynical reason, which is say, the Republican electoral strategy has relied very much on left populated rural states, which are overrepresented in both the Senate on electoral college, and that has that's led to a situation where in order to continue the existing political strategy and political ability of Republican party. They have a strong incentive to maintain the status quo. That also makes the idea of a constitutional amendment fairly difficult to imagine because it would require the assent of two-thirds of states significantly more than you could get through with those that are just likely to be governed by Democrats in the near future. So imagine there won't be much support on that side..
"chatham" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"The Chatham neighborhood to stage a candlelight vigil and demand answers WB B M's. Bob Roberts was their hero calls on Seles. Baker says police told the family little we want and. Deserve to know what you're doing to help move this investigation. Forward Cole's mother. Karen, Philip says, she retains hope despite the passage of seven weeks now somebody that know someday. Tell them to say something or you know, just. Jerry. We just won't Kiara home safe calls was three months pregnant and in an upbeat mood. When last see Philip says each passing day is a nightmare. Baker says it's beyond frustration. Bob Roberts, NewsRadio in what five point nine at that Lake County, Illinois as a new sheriff tonight two weeks after voters went to the polls the Lake County. Clerk's office posted updated results now says that Republican sheriff Mark Herron lost the election to Democrat, John idle Berg, idle Berg spoke to WBZ B M after getting the updated results, I am very happy being elected sheriff lake Holly. I was told that two weeks ago all the votes were not in November the sixth the votes who are not all. And this evening. The votes were counted, and I would select his share for lake trout. Current also posted the result on Facebook and offered congratulations to idle. Berg police are searching for clues in the death of a woman whose body was found yesterday in the north suburban church a death. Authorities say was a homicide and on topsy has determined the victim suffered blunt force head injuries. Authorities say she was dead possibly for up to twenty four hours before her body was discovered inside the alcove of the first United Methodist Church at the corner of hinman avenue.
"chatham" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"Sunday and the Chatham neighborhood hoping to find new clues only disappearance of pregnant mail carrier. Kierra kohl's. She was last seen October second when she was captured on surveillance video near where she lives in the video is seem walking past her car in her postal service unit. Perform even though she had called in sick that day. Volunteer Kiara sword feels a special connection to calls because of her name. What of this was someone close to me? And he hit me hard because we both had the same name. Police say they suspect foul play in the woman's disappearance. Have launched a joint investigation with the US postal inspection service and a reward for information and the case is now almost thirty thousand dollars. Amanda was run over by a CG a bus in September is now suing the agency for damages claiming the driver sped off and left him lying outside with a crushed leg. Part of which has had to be amputated effort Sanchez. According to the sued was running after the bus on the morning of September. First trying to get the driver's attention. Only thirteen hundred block of north Polaski Sanchez trapped and caught his leg under the bus take destroyed your hospital with a broken leg and has been hospitalized since he's lost part of his leg lawsuit states. The bus driver close the door. Of the bus on Sanchez before he could board the blast ran over Sanchez, right leg and body the lawsuit. We suit says the bus driver left the scene, even though the video clearly shows she knew she had run over Sanchez. She was neither a ticketed. No are arrested because of leaving the scene of that accident. If you want to cast your November ballot early voting starts today. Early voting will take place through November fifth. There are fifty to early voting sites around Cook County, including the displays public library Niles village hall in the county courthouse in Skokie and the county building downtown.
"chatham" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"And then i go to do cpr purity here let me go i step for stuff i stop for a second and then i i didn't hear that so went back and i say do cpr i heard really loud let me go so that's when i stopped backed out of the room and found out leader through the corner you had a massive tear in his heart was a coronary that he had there's no way of saving him then i decided i'm not going to be a police officer anymore i wanted to quit so you just don't get higher and then with they wanna find a oneway so they sent us a film crew and captain this sergeant from the chatham police force and they came down and they were filming a working tool for emts firefighters and police officers who quit under duress when i wouldn't stressed i just knew that that was going to go in a different direction yes right so um got to the line of questioning the big question inking why are you queen and i told them i said i heard him he said let me go and i just know i'm not gonna do this i'm going about a different way and their faces were blink so but i'm that's my first movie i mean that was twenty 21 amazed when he started writing oh well um two thousand two got my i started really digging into the first book um i had a forums back in the early mid nineties too early two thousand it was called robbie thomas forms and a lot of people would come there we talk about defeating slow spirituality in in in different things like that uh we before there was twitter and my space and what have you um and then i decided to put the formulate the book and put it together on on how does how to the other side communicates with us and and how they there they mingle with us and how there were soul connected and and.
"chatham" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"And found this out leader is through the corner coast to coast you am had a massive tear with in his george heart noory was it was a by welcome coronary back to coast that he had to coast as we there's get no your way of week saving underway him up next then i'll i be decided talking with i'm a psychic not going to be a police medium officer a spiritual anymore i wanted to counsellor quit so is an expert you just don't get crime higher profiler and then but quit he's a psychic they wanna find up a oneway next robbie thomas so they joins sent me us on a costa film crew costa and captain this sergeant from the chatham police worse and they came down and they were filming a working tool for emts firefighters and police officers who quit under duress when i wouldn't stressed i just knew that that was going to go in a different direction yes right so um got to the line of questioning the big question inking why you quitting and i told them i said i heard him he said let me go and i just know i'm not gonna do this going up a different way and their faces were blank so but i'm that's my first movie i'm in those those 21 amazed how do you when he started writing oh well uh two thousand two we've got my i started really digging into the first book uh had a forums back in the early midnineties too early two thousand it was called robbie thomas forms and a lot of people would come there we talk about different things slow spirituality in in in different things like that uh we before there was twitter and my space and what have you um and then i decided to put the formulate the book and put it together on on how does how to the other side communicates with us and and how they they're in mingle with us and how there were seoul connected and and.
"chatham" Discussed on Arms Control Wonk
"Uh saudis china china imported the wailua with the saudis minnesota but was so then i under the story in 2015 because i was invited to the call front to i hate that term because the issue budgeting tankers informed governor officials who get together and just talk about what we do on the podcast um in you usually let's let's steps but let's say there was a in chatham house would there was a person who who was intimately familiar with all aspects of of of this topic in the everett's and i pushed him on the to sit on the two sales and as he was very flip incidents response and he was you wouldn't sell us of stuff we want those within the context of iran have a blister missiles and the constant concern within the gulf countries iran has the capability to strike with its ballistic missile forced which i pointed out the lawyer countries the reasonable acig missiles to show isn't there were a broader proliferation so there at least a two sales absolutely so and i i don't know about you but i think the anecdotal evidence of a third sale fat the bush and or obama administration hushed up is not bad i i don't know that it's it's not a clean kill um but i think it's enough to conclude that we probably should be thinking there was a third say what do you think so i'm alleged tell the story because this is based upon your opensource work but in your telling least privately before we go public with with this it certainly peaked my interest but i've never now it's it's hard to confirm it there's no declassified nie or cables a good look back to where you you you can understand something deflated happen.