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"drc" Discussed on Unreserved Wine Talk
"He puts the glass in front of me. I i pick it up. I smell it. Stop talking and i take it fully crap. This is the best one. I've ever tasted in my entire life and our undergoes built. Drink that too fast. It's drc lettuce drc for those who might know demand Kanzi is considered by many to be a great line in the world. It's burgundy producer hundreds of dollars a bottle or more pinot noir. Yeah thousands of dollars and then sierra knows that it's drc at that point and she takes set and she said. I mean it's good but it's not like life changing. That's what a great way to illustrate it. Yeah our pilots were identical. I know that if she had had seem experience that i did of trying it without knowing what it was she would have felt the same way i did. Do you have a thirst to learn about wine. Love stories about wonderfully obsessive people. Ponting lee beautiful places and amusingly awkward social situations. Oh that's the blend here on the unreserved wine. Talk podcast i'm your host natalie maclean and each week i share with you unfiltered conversations with celebrities in the wine world as well as confessions from my own tipsy journey as i write my third book on this subject. I'm so glad you're here now. Pass me that bottle please. and let's get started. Welcome to episode one hundred forty. When can wine faults actually improve the taste of wine as learning about wine decrease your enjoyment of it and can wine experts really distinguish between different types of wine. You'll get those answers and more wine tips. My chat with nikki guttered a wine writer and educator based in oakland california in the show notes you'll find a full transcript of our conversation links to both of my books how you can join me a free online wine and food pairing class and where you can find me on zoom into facebook and youtube. Live video every wednesday at seven. Pm that's all in the show notes at natalie maclean dot com forward slash one four zero now on a personal note before we dive into the show so a friend sent me an article about a woman who is as obsessed as i am with. The canadian designed flu vogue shoes. Each one is an art piece of whimsey. I love them. I have more pairs than willing to admit to in the piece. The woman says that she's worn flat slippers for the past year due to the pandemic so she was really excited to put on her shoes as things started to open up again but horrors. Her shoes no longer fit. Either feet had grown or become so used to the flats so now her beloved flu logs were too tight on. Oh as her soulmate mate. I felt her pain and her hanoch immediately. I put on a pair of my own and wore them around the house until my breathing. Slow down a lot of things have changed during the lockdown and while this may be yet another story of bourgeois stress. I do think it's the little pockets of pleasure that make getting back to normal. I just used air quotes there exciting and ask that woman. I need to find her because her shoe size is the same as mine. I am here to help you my dear okay on with the show. Our guest nikki. Good is a wine writer. And educator based in oakland california. She's written for jancis robinson dot com delectable wine folly spruce heats liquor dot com edible east bay and many more she holds a w set diploma and previously co owned the barrel room a wine bar in san francisco and she fell in love with wine while studying textiles and apparel at cornell university and particularly those winds of the finger lakes were her introduction to everything. Wine so nicky. Welcome so pleased that you're here with us thank you. It's great to be here also so Let's start with a couple of stories. You were sharing with me before we got going here you previously had lots of different interesting jobs in positions related to wine but one time you are giving a recommendation. I think it was in a wine store that turned out to be a little too perfect in terms of which one you recommend what was that. Yes so i had a customer command. And she was describing the types of wine that she liked to drink and her pilot was really similar to mine. I drink a lot of natural line. I drink a lot of lightning. In a juicy chile reds. And so she comes in and she's describing. You know exactly that really excited. I'm like oh my god you have to try this wine. It's like a super low alcohol zinfandel from brock sellers. Like my favorite producer in california. And i'm just going on and on about the wine and she's like yeah. The white meager my boyfriend's. I've had that great. What are the odds. Oh my goodness but guess it makes sense that that winemakers girlfriend would like that kind of wine. Yeah well they are certainly a match at least pallet wise. Dicenta buying the wider. Did you point to another one. I would think she's got enough stock at home that way. Yeah i don't remember what you instead but it was probably something pretty similar. That's great now. You were also working with wine dot com online and answering customer questions and help you got another unusual requests there. What was that. Those are very entertaining job on time because we get all sorts of questions from customers. A lot of them were you. Can you help me choose line. Sometimes they would be a little more unusual and so one day. I was chatting with a college student. Who he said that he'd been learning about ancient mummification processes and was learning about how they used home line to embalm corpses and he online commerce. Tom why onto up like with the ceo. Palm tree got battering. And so as a do you have anything that is somewhat similar to that so i could processes closely as possible and we ended up. Having this to our conversation was almost like sometimes like being a bartender. You know you end up. Being more narrow was really long conversation with this kid about his interest in saudi yang death and like host best practices. And you know it's like well we don't have any palm-lined but maybe read retsina would be a good option. Yeah it's like. The greek wine made with pine resin. And i think he ended up buying it. But then we have this discussion about how he was feeling insecure because he had this obsession with death judging him for it and i just walked away from the chattanooga. I really hope that was for a school assignment. And not. Not as leery of yeah. That is amazing. I'm sure you've got all types of calls and questions at the one more that you'd mentioned you were tasting wine with friends or you're giving them a blind tasting. What happened with that. And if you're familiar with this study. That often gets circulated around the internet to the university. Of gordo by frederick rochet and there's always articles that say oh like wine. Experts can't even tell the difference between red and white wine if you put food coloring in the white wine so it bothered me because that would pop up every couple of years in really popular publications and i felt like it was really doing everyone a disservice because it's trying to get people to say like a wine tasting is not.
Congolese Residents Flee Goma Amid Warning of Second Volcanic Eruption
"Hundreds of thousands of people but likely need assistance in eastern democratic republic of congo or. Drc has people in goma continue to flee the threat of further eruptions by mount iago you and humanitarian said on friday. The first eruption on the twenty second of may killed over thirty people and the gohmert volcanological observatory has warned that the risk of a new explosion israel the un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or archer said it reported strong tremors on thursday one of the measuring four point nine on the richter scale along with large traffic jams. Gomer with some four hundred thousand people potentially on the move. The un children's fund unicef warned that two hundred and eighty thousand youngsters may need help. The un agency said that many of those to go in the first wave headed to nearby sake which is an area prone to cholera outbreaks and where at least nineteen suspected. Cases have been recorded in. The last. two weeks needs already high in this part of the country. North kivu where more than two million people are internally displaced and three and ten severely food insecure
Congolese Residents Flee Goma Amid Warning of Second Volcanic Eruption
"Hundreds of thousands of people would likely need assistance in eastern democratic republic of the congo or drc as people in goma continue to flee the threat of further eruptions by mount nyiragongo un humanitarian said the first eruption on the twenty second of may killed over thirty people and the gohmert volcanological observatory has warned that the risk of a new rupture is israel. The un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or archer said on friday. It reported strong tremors on thursday one of them measuring four point nine on the richter scale along with large traffic jams out of goma with some four hundred thousand people potentially on the move you in children's fund unicef one third. Two hundred eighty youngsters may need help. The agency said that many of those who left game in the first wave headed to nearby sake which is an area produce cholera outbreaks where at least nineteen suspected cases have been recorded in. The last two weeks needs already high in this part of the country. North kivu where more than two million are already internally displaced and three and ten are severely food insecure
The U.S. could manufacture batteries, but its a dirty business
"The key to a cleaner. Energy future is batteries. Regular listeners will know. I'm a little obsessed with this topic. And now i'm not alone last week. Gm confirmed plans for new battery production. Plant somewhere in the us and last month president biden or a review of the domestic supply chain for large capacity batteries right now. Most of the materials for making batteries come from other countries of those metals including lithium and cobalt can be found here in the us. Chris bury is a strategic metals consultant and president of house mountain partners a lot of people when they hear lithium cobalt two rare earth elements. They think that these resources are rare. And they're actually not. I mean you could actually extract from seawater if you had the right technology and the incentive price was high enough so you know you really need three factors to line up to make this happen in the united states number one is need ample capital number. Two is you need political. Will and the third factor is time. Let's those apart a little bit so the capital in some ways that's happening. Does there need to be commensurate. Investment from the united states is it all private. capital could carbon tax. Play into this. I think the majority of the capital that is going to build out the supply chain Is gonna come from the capital markets themselves. I think the government will really be there to backstop some of these strategic projects. But i would not expect the us government whether or not it's specific departments like energy or defense to match the scale of capital in the private markets and then what are the political hurdles to establishing like a new manufacturing industry in the united states. That seems like sort of a no brainer. Actually the challenge has always been. How do we build these minds okay. Mining is quite frankly. It's been a dirty word in the united states for a long time. You have that sort of nimby view where it's great to have access to the raw materials rather than they come from the drc or from china or areas south america. But you know just will mind it elsewhere and we'll import it here in the united states and you know my view has always been that security of supply of the raw material. Is the most important piece of this supply chain. it's interesting though because mining has just been a dirty word. It's been a dirty practice. And so i wonder could the prospect of doing that domestically has to clean up. That industry writ large. Yeah i think. That's a great point. And i completely agree. You know one of the things. I think we really learned from cova and from the us. China trade war was it exposed weaknesses in existing supply chains. One of which was again really not sure about mining practices in countries like china and use them as an example. Because there's sort of the eight hundred pound gorilla when you talk about these supply chains but you know the more of that supply chain that we can bring home and put kind of fresh set of eyes on it. you can kinda rest assured us a consumer that you're utilizing western technology to mine and refine these materials. You know it may be a little bit more expensive. Obviously because of labor costs in particular. But again i think that's probably the price that we're going to pay to make sure that there is full accountability along the supply chain which is what's consumers and governments alike are all looking for right now. If the third aspect is time there is research happening now into creating different types of batteries like do you think that if we put in a big effort to get supply chains here in plus years. We could have moved onto other materials then lithium by then Four automotive capabilities. I don't think anything is going to take the place of lithium ion for the next fifteen years and there is a fair amount of rnd in particular going. Into what would i what i would call next generation lithium ion. But i wouldn't think you'd see really quantum leaps in lithium ion before thousand twenty five. Maybe twenty twenty seven at the earliest. So you know the time is now to build out the infrastructure. Do you think it's an happen. How do you feel about this moment. I think i think you know if we want to use a baseball analogy. Were sort of at the second inning here. I think that what's going to happen over the next. Just this decade. Is i think mobility in particular is going to be completely transformed. I think that the lithium ion battery is going to get much cheaper in terms of dollars per kilowatt hour. That's man that's how you value these batteries. But i think it's going to get a lot cheaper much more quickly than people believe. And that's why you know. The size of the prizes is so enormous. that's why you see countries like china. We want to have twenty five percent of our overall vehicle sales by two thousand twenty five be electric. That's why you see the european union focusing on what they're calling the green new deal to really build out their own self sufficient supply chain again. This is a climate change issue but it's also an enormous issue for job creation also increasing the tax base. So it's it's a. It's a rare opportunity where i think regardless of where you are on the political spectrum. You know maybe you're a hawk and you're worried about national security. You're more of a dove and you're focused on climate change. Everybody can benefit from this. So i think that it's just really an enormous opportunity out over the next five to seven years. Chris bury is a strategic metals consultant and president of house mountain partners in january. The federal government approved a large lithium mining operation in nevada. Critics say the approval process was fast tracked at the expense of environmental concerns and now for some related links. There's more reading at marketplace tech or about this lithium mine in nevada in two thousand eighteen. The federal government fast track approval for lithium mining permits. This mine has been portrayed as a way to speed economic recovery. During the pandemic nearby native american tribes hope it will provide jobs on a neighboring reservation. But as chris bury noted everyone is worried about the environmental impact. There are also concerns in nevada about jobs not being distributed to nearby communities and the speed of the approval process which limited public on the mind. So yeah even. Our transition to a greener economy comes with some serious trade-offs and if we don't bring mining to the us that just means outsourcing it to places where the mining practices are not only dirty but carry pretty well documented human rights abuses with them to like child labor allegations and yet this supply chain is the key to transitioning away from fossil fuels. The us is poised to become a big supplier and demand is only going up. But as we mentioned perhaps bringing more mining production the us could shine a light on how these materials are mind and for some improvements.
Central African Republic: Surge in violence and displacement
"And insecurity in the central african republic or see a are linked to recent nationwide elections have forced more than two hundred thousand people from their homes under two months. Unhcr the un refugee agency also warned that tens of thousands of face dire living conditions. The democratic republic of the congo has taken in tens of thousands of refugees while more than thirteen thousand have reached. Cameroon chad and the republic of congo said unhcr spokesperson. Boris chesnokov we say these reports and estimates coming from local authorities that already ninety two thousand refugees are present inside. drc and they're scattered across forty localities. These are hard to reach remote areas and it's difficult to get assistance already. Scaling up disappoint but we need to mobilize more resources and more funds and this is exactly what we're calling for. May strategies are struggling in basic shelters located close to rivers where they face acute food shortages. Mr chesty cough said he added that they are dependent on catching fish. And what locals can spare. Unfortunately the host communities in these remote areas have extremely limited resources. The unhcr official added one hundred thousand people remain internally displaced inside c. a. r. and unhcr said that the continuing unstable situation has hampered the humanitarian response with the main supply road also forced shot
IRC President On The Humanitarian Crises To Watch In 2021
"The International Rescue Committee publishes its emergency watch listed cheer to try to alert the world to urgent humanitarian crises. David Miliband is the IRS sees president and, of course, former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom. David Thank you so much for being with us. Good morning school. Where would you urge the world to look and to and to help in the year ahead? Well, I'll watch list has looked at 85 different indicators of humanitarian need. We've identified 20 countries that represent only 10% off the world's population, but 85% of the humanitarian need in the world. The U. N says that about 235 million people depend on humanitarian aid to survive on these countries represent about 200 million off those people led by Ah, Yemen. Afghanistan. And, as you say it's driven by this triple threat off conflict, the biggest driver off poverty and extreme poverty around the world a climate stress but also co vered The report shows that women in particular highly affected by these crises help us understand 70% of the women who of the population in humanitarian need our women and girls. There are multiple inequalities they face before disaster strikes. All of the evidence that we have from our years of experience as well as our impact evaluations. Studies shows that those inequalities are magnified in emergency situations. Not just the women and girls go hungry. But there's more violence against women and girls, more early marriage in emergency situations, and I think we face a real challenge here because on the one hand 200 million people sounds like an absolute mountain to climb. On the other hand, when you say look There are 20 countries that constitute over 80% of this need and they need a different kind of politics, some of it internal but also external diplomacy. They need economic help. Because although there's been a rallying to enter to need on a national level in which countries the international donor community has not stepped up for the poorest countries in the world, and they need a different policy offer. Because in areas like malnutrition, the current systems aren't working and need to be changed. David, What do you say and your time in politics. I think he used to confronting this argument, but it sharpened this year. What do you say to those people, particularly democracies? Who say Look, I I think that's terrible. But look at the problems we have in our own country right now, and we're spending Trillions to try and look after our own citizens Festival. You say it's a good point. You recognize the point. Then you say charity should begin at home, but it shouldn't end at home. That's the critical argument that we're making for a fraction off the investment that's being made on the domestic front in countries like the U. S or European countries, richer countries for a fraction of that investment. There is enormous suffering that can be avoided around the world. But there's also a strategic case. What we know about humanitarian need around the world today is that if it's left untended Produces political instability, but it's also contagious. It effects neighboring countries. The crisis in Venezuela is not only affecting Venezuela is affecting Columbia is affecting the rest of Latin America that the crisis in Syria is not just affecting Syria is affecting Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq But also Europe were a connected world. I mean, we should emphasize that in the year of covert that has been demonstrated, and so my plea to people would be to say yes, focus on the problems that exist in America. But don't confine yourself to that. Because unless you think Globally as well as locally. We're not going to address the problems that confront us today. Yeah, when I read your report, and we just got a few seconds left. I couldn't help but notice when you mentioned Afghanistan, Syria, the DRC. The world often just looks away from those places. It does. And the purpose of our watch list is partly for internal management at the International Rescue Committee, so that were our 13,000. Employees around the world have focused on the right things, but it's also a call and a warning to the international community. Neglect of diplomacy, the disengagement of from diplomacy, the rise of impunity in war zones around the world. The killing of civilians and aid workers in conflict is a scar on the world that needs to be addressed. That's what we're saying needs to happen to make 2021 better than 2020.
IRC President On The Humanitarian Crises To Watch In 2021
"Emergency watch listed cheer to try to alert the world to urgent humanitarian crises. David Miliband is the IRS sees president and, of course, former foreign secretary of the United Kingdom. David Thank you so much for being with us. Good morning school. Where would you urge the world to look and to and to help in the year ahead? Our watch list has looked at 85 different indicators of humanitarian need on we've identified 20 countries that represents only 10% of the world's population, but 85% of the humanitarian need in the world. The U. N says that about 235 million people depend on humanitarian aid to survive on these countries represent about 200 million off those people led by a Yemen, Afghanistan, and, as you say it's driven by this triple threat. Off conflict, the biggest driver off poverty and extreme poverty around the world. A climate stress But also Cove in their report shows that women in particular highly affected by these crises help us in the 70% of the Women who of the population in humanitarian need our women on girls. There are multiple inequalities they face before disaster strikes. But all of the evidence that we have From our years of experience as well as our impact evaluations. Studies shows that those inequalities are magnified in emergency situations. Not just the women and girls go hungry, but there's more violence against women and girls. More early marriage in emergency situations, and I think we face a real challenge here because on the one hand 200 million people sounds like an absolute mountain to climb. On the other hand, when you say, Look, there are 20 countries that constitute over 80% of this need, and they need a different kind of politics, some of it internal but also external diplomacy. We need economic help, because although there's been a rallying to enter to need on a national level in which countries the international donor community has not stepped up for the poorest countries in the world, and they need a different policy offer. Because in areas like malnutrition, the current systems aren't working and need to be changed. David, What do you say and your time in politics. I think he used to confronting this'd argument, but it sharpen this year. What do you say to those people, particularly in democracies? Who say Look, I I think that's terrible. But look at the problems we have in our own country right now, and we're spending Trillions to try and look after our own citizens. If festival you say it's a good point. You recognize the point. Then you say charity should begin at home, but it shouldn't end at home. That's the critical argument that we're making for a fraction off the investment that's being made on the domestic front in countries like the U. S or European countries, richer countries for a fraction of that investment. There is enormous suffering that can be avoided around the world. But there's also a strategic case. What we know about humanitarian need around the world today is that if it's left untended Produces political instability, but it's also contagious. It effects neighboring countries. The crisis in Venezuela is not only affecting Venezuela is affecting Columbia is affecting the rest of Latin America at the crisis in Syria is not just affecting Syria is affecting Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq but also Europe. We're a connected world. I mean, we should emphasize that in the year of covert that has been demonstrated. And so my plea to people would be to say yes, focus on the problems that exist in America. But don't confine yourself to that. Because unless you think globally as well as locally we're not going to address the problems that confront us today. When I read your report. We just got a few seconds left. I couldn't help but notice when you mentioned Afghanistan, Syria, the DRC. The world often just looks away from those places it doesn't. The purpose of our watch list is partly for internal management at the International Rescue Committee, so that were our 13,000 employees around the world of focused on the right things. It's also a call and a warning to the international community, the neglect of diplomacy, the disengagement of from diplomacy, the rise of impunity and war zones around the world. The killing of civilians and aid workers in conflict is a scar on the world that needs to be addressed. That's what we're saying needs to happen to make 2021 better than 2020. David Miliband is president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. Thank you so much for being with us. Thank you so much scope
Refugee Resettlement Numbers At an All Time Low
"Resettlement numbers are at record. Low this year the refugee agency. Unhcr said on wednesday with only fifteen thousand four hundred twenty five people resettled in the first nine months of two thousand twenty compared with more than four times that in two thousand nineteen this is one of the lowest levels of resettlement in almost two decades and blow for the ability to save lives and protect those most at risk said unhcr's assistant high commissioner for protection. Gillian triggs syrians affected by nearly a decade of fighting. Make up forty one percent of all those resettled. This year and sixteen percent are from the democratic republic of the congo drc other nationalities you have been given shelter in a third country include iraqis burmese and afghans. Unhcr said that three and ten violence or torture and nearly two in ten are women and girls at risk although the covid nineteen crisis has delayed the movement of asylum seekers to a third country. Unhcr said that the fifty thousand global quota for the whole year was disappointingly. Low in the first place.
DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic
"The latest ebola outbreak in the democratic republic of the congo. Drc has been declared over nearly six months after the first cases of infection were reported in northwestern ecuador province key to this success was the vaccination of more than forty thousand people at high risk of falling sick from the frequently fatal hemorrhagic disease the world health organization. Who said on wednesday. The un agency added that the lessons learned from having to keep the antiviral drug super cold temperatures would be helpful in bringing a covid nineteen vaccine to africa since one of the corona virus vaccine candidates that has completed testing requires similar deep-freeze handling to keep it from spoiling the. Ds's eleventh recorded. Ebola episode which was first declared in the dock area of ecuador province in june claimed fifty five lives the who also hailed government and local partners overcame significant logistical challenges in tracking cases of infection and providing treatment to communities scattered across dense rainforests as well as crowded urban areas. This great achievement shows that together we can overcome any health challenge said tedros adhanom ghebreyesus. The director general of the world health organization in a tweet
"drc" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Asked to investigate the early morning incident. I'm Joe Thiss report is sponsored by Compassion International. Mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog forming overnight tonight with a low of 61 Mostly cloudy again tomorrow with a high of 74 Still cloudy Monday night with clothes back in the low sixties. A few showers possible by Tuesday with an afternoon high around 80 in the DRC. Fox six parcel Our Weather Center. I'm meteorologist Fred Hunter on your side on NewsRadio. One of I've I've Never DVR C right now. It's 70 degrees at Birmingham's news, traffic and weather Station news radio 1055 w E. R c Where if you think we're just four wheels and a grill, think again. Jeep Grand Cherokee redefines freedom. What really makes cheap. It's finding the perfect balance between luxury and adventure without ever compromising, strutting across the country to see your family to make new memories. So what makes cheap? You do cheap. There's only one registered trademark of the U. S. O. C. Wait you and if you want a little mean to him, An awful lot of people were Jailed for minor drug crimes after the exactly right. Was it a mistake to support it? Yes, it wass. But here's the real mistake. Mistake.
"drc" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Closely clear conditions across central Alabama as we go through the early morning hours by sunrise were in the low fifties, sunny and mild today with a high of 77 mostly clear again tonight with a low of 58 More sunshine in the forecast tomorrow, with a Monday afternoon I around eight in the DRC Toxics martial Art Weather Center. I'm meteorologist Fred Hunter on your side on NewsRadio 1055 w E. R. C Right now It's 58 degrees at Birmingham's News, Traffic and Weather Station News Radio 1055 w E. R C That that's the sound of NyQuil Severe hard at work. Nyquil severe is the best sleep with a cold medicine, No tossing and turning, just rest and recovery. So you're ready to take on tomorrow. For powerful relief of your worst cold and flu symptoms. Try Nyquil severe the night times. If Ling sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head best sleep with cold medicine. Use as directed keep out of reach of Children. Radio 1055 w E R C E Thanks for inviting me into your home Long, whole truck, RV camper Taxi here. Parents, well appointed rec room with the simulated wood paneling, electric fireplace and the painting of Doug's playing poker, Your loft that greasy spoon just.
More than 50 women in DRC allege abuse by Ebola aid workers
"REPORTER ONIS AOL Kerry. Restart today here in. Africa more than fifty women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have accused international aid workers of sexual abuse. The women reported multiple incidents of abuse that happened during the twenty eighteen ebola crisis. He told me to come to his hotel and Phil illegal if. We had heard splint thinks about this four winless. The men worked for organizations like the world, Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders five women said, their abusers worked for the Christian nonprofit World Vision the women said multiple men had coerced them into intimate acts in exchange for a job or fire them. When they refused some reported, the abuse happened as recently as March. The World Health Organization promised a full investigation and serious consequences for abusers. The allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers are deeply heartache and heartbreaking. World Vision also launched an investigation into the allegations. Next we go to. Asia. Plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia a facing accusations of human rights abuses that's according to a recent report by US investigators. The report found that Malaysian palm oil plantations use forced child labour abused their workers and house them in inhumane living conditions. The industry has been built on a backbone of modern slavery and it's being built on the backbone of these companies being our to violate human rights norms, left right and centre with no consequence. As a result US costume officials said they will block all palm oil products from one of Malaysia's largest producers. US manufacturers use palm oil in more than half of all packaged consumable products everything from cosmetics to animal feed. Indonesia and Malaysia of the world two largest producers. Tequila. Next to the Middle East. The United States has threatened to close its embassy in Iraq following a string of attacks on American troops in recent weeks, number militias. Groups have targeted Baghdad's Green Zone. That's where the Iraqi government and several embassies are based a rocket attack killed six women and children last week. The next day, a roadside bomb targeted a US led convoy south of the capital Secretary of State Mike pompeo warned that the trump administration may close the embassy. If Iraq doesn't take steps to halt the attacks last week, Iraq's foreign minister said if the United States shuts down its embassy other nations might follow. He also said the move might encourage extremists to increase tax. Addict. And finally we end today in. Euro. A massive storm, hit the border regions between France and Italy over the weekend. It brought record rainfall and heavy floods that swept away roads. Two people died and nine are missing. One hundred homes were damaged or destroyed officials. Report had twenty four inches of rain in twenty four hours. That's more than the region usually gets in three months. The water level in one. Italian. River jumped nine feet the same day blocking access to several mountain villages. That's this week's wall tour reporting for World Amnesia or he carry in Buda. Nigeria.
"drc" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Listening to Fox News. Thiss report is sponsored by Compassion, International shower and thunderstorm activity diminishing as we go through the evening our skies becoming partly cloudy with a low tonight around 68, increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms through the day Monday. Tomorrow's high 83 then reign remains likely with the possibility of thunderstorms Monday night. But lows dropping the mid fifties in the DRC. Fox six bars Alert Weather Center I'm meteorologist Red Hunters on your side on NewsRadio 1055. W E. R C Right now It's 82 degrees at Birmingham's news, Traffic and Weather Station news radio 1055 w. E. R C, where the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. This year. The FSB National capital area chapter is hosting activities for you to safely connect support. One another and share stories and lifesaving resource is through the Washington D. C. Fairfax, Loudon and Manassas out of the darkness. Reince is no matter what your connection to suicide or mental health struggles register for an out of the darkness experience today and learn more at f. S p dot org's slash fight Suicide I. Heart radio goes one on one with Florida Georgia line to discuss van days. It was fun back in the van days with me and B k and three of our boys just going and playing this shows it was awesome, but It's fun to watch this thing, growing, build and see how awesome our fans are literally how they just changed our life. And this thing just blown up, man. It's been awesome. He's.
"drc" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Carrick and this is Fox News Thiss report is sponsored by Compassion International. Partly cloudy, pleasant conditions as we go through the evening hours across central Alabama will have an overnight low of 57. Increasing clouds tomorrow with a high of 76 Brisk easterly winds attend 15 MPH mostly cloudy by Monday night with a low of 57 More clouds Tuesday 57. In the DRC. Fox six parcel Are Brothers header. I'm meteorologist Red 100 onto your side on NewsRadio. 1055 Wkrc Right now It's 73 degrees at Birmingham's news, Traffic and Weather Station News Radio 1055 w We, R C were all liberty delayed Farms Local award winning Means Raise right in your bank yard states chops, ribs, chicken, liberty delayed farms. Come Schedule your delivery today. Fresh meats raised right? Cost you And if you want a little come on, give us some of their socialism for wind and solar electric vehicles. Plug in hybrids. Does Joe Biden ever used to teleprompter during local interviews, But I am not going to allow. Okay, trump campaign toe funnel their questions through Fox News and get me to respond to that I carry with.
UN Rights Chief Condemns Death Threats Against Congo Nobel Laureate
"U N High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Basch. Let has condemned death threats made against Congolese Nobel Prize laureate Dr Denis, mcquade Gay, and called for his protection. Talk to mcquaid is best known for helping thousands of women, victims of sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC for decades he has also called for perpetrators to be brought to justice and. Advocated against the use of rape as a weapon of war, he survived an assassination attempt at his home in two thousand, twelve in Geneva spokesperson for the rights chief Rupert. Colville said that the recent surge of threats against Dr mcquaid had been conveyed via social media and in Franco's to him and his family threats, it'll to be more willing to his advocacy. So his very robust positions he's taken on accountability on protection of women. As a result of what he's seeing two decades in the hospital in terms of Protection you know the difficult part of the country s very very violent region. So that's part of our call to the authorities. It absolutely make sure they do provide really comprehensive physical protection to mccreadie enter the rest of his team. Says that they can continue vital which so many women. Mr Colville explained that the latest threats are likely connected with Dr mcquaid condemnation of violence in the highlands of south Kivu involving mainly Banya Milonga. Herders in conflict against the Bambi. By flu and Benin do communities.
"drc" Discussed on 600 WREC
"In cares that funding for nursing homes and hospitals across Alabama. John Mattson, with the Alabama Nursing Home Association, tells Phoebe are seeing a very appreciated governor. I'll be allocating these funds to nursing homes. There are a lot of unexpected expenses that come along with the covert 19 academic as well as a lot of ongoing, expensive And this will help us make that financial burden up to $50 million will be used for operational costs for pp and cleaning and personnel expenses. The SEC announces which non divisional conference opponents teams will play during the upcoming football season. For Alabama. It'll be Missouri in Kentucky. Auburn schedule includes South Carolina and Tennessee. Coming in Police department reaching out to the community of food giveaway today by their headquarters, milk tea and produce available to anyone in need. While supplies last forecasters say for the next few days in Alabama will see heat indexes above 100 degrees. Use caution when outdoors I mean gene or fell and this is Birmingham's news, traffic and weather Station News Radio, 1055 W E. R C Mostly clear, muggy conditions as we go through the evening hours will have a loader night around 74. Mostly sunny and hot again tomorrow with isolated afternoon thunderstorms in a Sunday high of 97. Partly cloudy Sunday night clothes back in the mid seventies in the DRC Box six. First Alert Weather Center. I'm meteorologist headhunter on your side on NewsRadio, 1055 Right now. It's 94 degrees at Birmingham's News, Traffic and Weather.
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Ebola resurfaces in Équateur Province, north-western Democratic Republic of the Congo
"You cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo their concerns that the health care system destroyed by conflict and they collect will struggle to tackle a new outbreak on top of the corona virus pandemic merry Harper reports the health minister attendee long Gondo said four people had died from a burglar in the western city of fond Dhaka the location of the new outbreak is alarming it's more than a thousand kilometers from the center of the current epidemic which is in eastern DRC two months ago the authorities were poised to declare an end to the second largest it burned out brake on record button you chain of infections was found the DLC is also struggling with corona virus with more than three thousand confirmed
Supporting Women Leaders
"The share of women in the House and Senate has increased over time. But it's still well below the share of women in the US population. And if you dig deeper. Congress looks even less representatives women of color make up eighteen percent of the US population but before the two thousand eighteen midterms the accounted for just seven percent of Congress and LGBT women. Make up about two point five percent of the US population but there are only two openly lgbt women in Congress that's less than one percent even with the recent wins by women candidates in the two thousand eighteen midterms. There's still a long way to go before. They're fully represented. I look at someone like just send our during the prime minister in New Zealand. I the way that she dealt with the terrorist attack on her country. Yeah the way that she wouldn't name the terrorists that was you know. She's amazing. Amazing. We will not talk about their names and then also the way that she's dealing with this crisis she is incredibly humble and that and just real like you really feel like she's telling you the truth this authenticity. Just I think is is one of her great strengths and I think just very clear. Nobody panicked. This is what we're going to do and we're going to do better for. I think she's really good also at hope and inspiration which people need people made in times like best. They need to know. We're all in this together and we're going to get back and we can do this and done things like this before we've done things that have been harder than before. Did you see that? The princess in Sweden actually took an online nursing class and entered into the frontline fighting this pandemic. It's the most amazing thing I was like. This is brilliant. She's a princess and she was like Nope. I'm going to take an online class and I'm going to really make a difference and it's just spectacular. The majority of frontline healthcare workers around the world. Are Women. Yeah actually in China. I think the numbers like ninety percent methods. And then there's also that stat that the country is that have been least hit as far as numbers go with Kobe. Nineteen have women leadership. Yeah so I'm wondering if you could shed a little light on how the challenges women face around the globe are maybe similar or different. Well certainly you've been a huge champion around Combating Violence Against Women and sexual assault and harassment. And that is in my mind. The biggest challenge women face I. Yeah globally there is no country no community no religion no social economic background of women anywhere on Earth who are not affected by gender based violence. That's just full stop. That is the only issue that seems to get worse. Not Better over time right. We're going to get more. Women elected to political office. More women are going to start and grow business. People are going to see. Oh Wow this is great for the economy okay. Yes let's keep funding. You can see steps forward on many of these issues but on violence against women. I mean the harder hit. Humanity is the deeper violence against women growth. Right now with this crisis in China triple. They had triple the cases really at the epicenter of Code. They had triple A. Cases of domestic violence in the height. They're of the virus and that is not a winston. It is a fact that when people lose their jobs and anxiety and stress is running high. That will be my own skin for that. There will be domestic violence. Bounce GonNa Children as well and then of course you add to that. Being locked down with an abuser or higher. Yeah it's horrifying. Yeah so to me. I mean that's that is the biggest issue and of course it takes different forms in different places you know in the DRC have rape as a weapon of war and other countries ravaged by war like Syria or Iraq in places like Afghanistan. You have girls being hung just because they're girls girls being burned with acid late certainly by strangers by partners by boyfriends acquaintances college. Campus Violence Sexual violence child marriage. Honor Crimes Cream genital mutilation. It takes on a different look in different places but we run. Something called an emergency assistance. Fund FOR EXTREME FORMS OF GENDER based violence is called Voices Against Violence Fund. And we will open up the fund and literally the cases that it's small bits of money that we can get out the door within twenty four to forty eight hours to quickly help a woman get back on her feet. Nadia Murad. Who is the is eating woman who escaped Isis in Iraq? Acting twenty fourteen. She was actually one of the first people to receive one of these. Just very quick fusions of financial support to help her family and she get healthcare relocation. You know her brothers had been killed. Most of her family was killed. The bill back something and I'm allowed to tell her story because she tells her story and obviously winning a Nobel peace prize a number of years later for suing Isis. But the fun that we continue to run at a number of cases is just through the roof and we you know quite frankly. We need more money to fund. Yeah believe me I would rather be preventing these Reno. And why should we were throwing money at a problem rather than trying to get it a solution but we're doing both let me ask you this. The numbers are just staggering. But do the numbers go down when women have power. I'm thinking about just even in the United States and domestic violence and violence against women and we have some really incredible women that are fighting in Congress and Senate and yet these numbers are still mind blowing. You know we fight so hard to get a seat at the table and then I'm wondering. Do you see changes within the community. Do you see that numbers go down. What is the tangible evidence of that? This is this is shifting or changing. Well certainly I think when the economy is strong right when other things are stable. That is certainly better. But that shouldn't have to be the case. Things be better never should be that humanity. I think we're not challenges. Honestly with violence against women is what I would call. One of the women leaders will work with called the silent. Majority silent majority is the majority of men who are good and who believed that bounced. Women should never stand but they don't do anything about it I well. I don't know anybody. You know one that. Maybe they don't know enough about it. They don't think there's a place for them to be part of the fight or minimal. And I think it's about. How do we engage those men to recognize that? This is a human problem and that they're part of the solution they have to be part of citation otherwise things will never change. Yeah so I think you see grace forward when Powerful men or influential men get it and they don't just get it and like a check the box way but they they really get it on a fundamental level and every decision that they make it somewhere in the calculus of how they're making those decisions and that's a big piece queer on an awards program here called the voices of solidarity and it's really about honoring those great guys who are in the fight. I love that and often risking their livelihood. We all met all around the world. There's some great. Ceo's and leaders that we've honored but there are also different young guys. I don't know if you're familiar with the Nail Polish undercover Keller's. No that into drank and it will turn a color. If you drink has been Mufi right yes and so these guys came up with this formula basically so that the nail Polish we turn a color if it was and now there's you just young college guys that they had a personal experience with a friend who had been drugged and raped in college and they decided to do something about it. It's kind of engaging men at different levels in doing good. I think that can make a huge difference.
CDC director calls WHO "a great partner" after Trump cuts funding
"Nations around the world are reacting with alarm after president trump announced a halt to the side finding that the U. S. sends to the World Health Organization health experts are warning that the lack of funds could jeopardize global efforts to stop the pandemic speaking on CBS this morning with anchor Anthony Mason Dr Robert Redfield of the CDC was asked if he views cutting off funding to the WHL as dangerous you know I just gonna say the WHO's band and a long standing partner for CDC we work together and to fight health crisis all around the world we continue to do that we're working side by side now in the Congo in the in in the DRC with trying to bring the ball up rates on and were working obviously together on this coronavirus I think it's important at this point that we leave the analysis of what could have been done better and what what what what what maybe we did well so once we get through this and get through the the outbreak we get it over I think that Dr Redfield if if you cut off funding if you cut off funding to the W. H. O. and this is a significant amount of their funding in the middle of a pandemic what's the impact internationally took to fighting this virus again I'm gonna come back to W. H. O. has been a long term and still is a great partner for us we're going to continue to do all we can together to try to limit this those decisions that are going to be made above related to some of the geopolitical issues I have to leave to those that really have that expertise but for me and for CDC and the public health arena we're we're continuing to work side by side with WHL to do the best we can to limit the spread of disease and to protect the American people that is Dr Robert Redfield the director of the CDC the European Union says president trump has no reason to freeze funding at this critical stage and called for measures to promote unity instead of division Germany's foreign minister tweeted that placing blame doesn't
How COVID-19 disease models shape shutdowns
"First step today. We're GONNA check in with contributing correspondent Hi Cooper Schmidt. He's been reporting on Corona virus for months and just a note. Were recording this on Friday march. Twenty Seventh Haikai. He wrote a story this week with international news editor Martin answering about the order of modeling as the current virus sweeps around the globe. Why did you focus on forecasting disease? Spread forecast. Saw models have always played a role in the outbreaks that have written about buying. I think potential outbreak there have been more important than ever have been and the reason is fairly simple. A lot of the outbreaks that we've had in the past have been with pathogens that we know a little bit about that have been around for decades sometimes sometimes we have vaccines or we have drugs against them with. Kovac nineteen or with SASCO Baotou. We don't have anything we don't have any pharmaceutical interventions basically. So what we're seeing at the moment is the whole world trying to apply non-pharmaceutical interventions which is lockdowns social guessing physical distancing as we should probably call it the handwashing hygiene and the models. Become extremely important. If you want to understand which of these measures are going to be most likely to have a big effect and when you need to implement them and how government policy in most countries has been shaped immensely by the models that that researchers have come up with and I think that makes these models extremely important and it puts a lot of pressure on the people doing these models to huge responsibility. This isn't cutting edge science per se. The models aren't new. The math isn't tricky but getting the key. Variables can be really problematic. What important facts do we have? And what are we missing when we build these models? Well it depends a little bit on what question you want to answer. We have more or less nailed down some of the basic parameters of this virus. So how many people as every infected person in fact the how long does it take for an infection to run its course but at the same time of course there's stuff that we don't know for instance how many people have infections that has been from the start a huge question? We will only be able to answer that once we do big surveys with serology so looking for antibodies in people trying to understand how many people might have added infection but never were diagnosed cases so there are some some of these questions but of course if you're really modeling should close schools or should you advise a look down other things become immensely important as well for instance stuff like how. Many people are actually going to adhere to this advice. How long does it take for people to do this? Characteristics of the population exactly n and just very basic things like. How do people live together like if people stay in the household with two households looked like what context do households have in? Where do most of the contacts happen? Outside of households are kind of contact is actually. They'll contact that spreads the disease while of these things. Do go into these models and so there is a huge uncertainty and these models and I think one of the problems that both journalists have also politicians have. Is that when you read just the conclusions of model? It can suggest a lot more certainty. Then there is. I mean this is still your a fairly new disease that we don't know a lot about and there's a lot of other factors that are just as uncertain when you're modeling spread. Are there different models being used by different countries or different regions? Are these differences? A problem I don't think the difference is so much kind of model you're on. Most models are fairly consistent. I think the question is. What do you use the models for what you want to maximize their was this idea to try to find a middle way? You know at the moment we have to sell them up between issue like this virus spread. It is going to cause disease and death on a scale. That's just terrible on the other hand. It seems that what China did might curb the spread of the virus. It has done in China. But if you do that. You're basically locking down joe population for who knows how many months and tanking economy while he's doing it and causing a lot of knock on effects also terms of mental health and other things so both of those options seem kind of terrible and so some of the models were trying to find a middle ground. Joe. Is there a way to lower how much the virus spreads Joe make sure that it only spreads in that part of the population that less susceptible to equate calls severe disease and the Netherlands? Uk have kind of been the two examples where actually the the heads of state have gone out and said we are not trying to completely suppress this virus window. Trying to get case down zero. We think the better option is to let it spread a little bit and make sure that it doesn't spread so much that it overwhelms our capacity of the hospitals to to deal with cases what what about if a drug came out or a vaccine in people had died because they were part of a plan to expose the country slowly. You know that'd be terrible. There'd be a lot of life lost in you know. Is this something that can be accounted for and models use of the vaccine or discovery of a useful drug. Go exactly this. There are some things that just won't be in the models like if we do find a drug treatment that kind of reduces the risk of dying or when vaccine becomes available that can change the things I mean nobody will probably become available too late to really matter in the next year but certainly that might be drugs that we can find like available drugs can be re purposed that might lower the risk of dying from this that might lower the strain on hospitals and it depends a little bit on. How like you think that is how much you're willing to risk at this point. The other thing I just want to point out I mean if you do this you can model a lot and you can chart a very narrow path to an outcome that you want but when you're doing this in a landscape of so much uncertainty it's just an extremely risky proposition to say okay. We have one model here that says if we do exactly these things and if all goes according to plan then we might be able to avoid tests for fee and. I think that's where you've seen a lot of pushback from other scientists and both the UK and to a certain extent. The Netherlands seemed to have come closer to the approach that other European countries are using right. Which is to try to contain the virus as much as possible for as long as possible. Exactly let's turn to the possibility of a drug treatment for this outbreak. So you wrote this week with John Cohen. Another of our reporters who's been covering rotavirus wall-to-wall like you a story. On World Health Organization launching a global trial of drugs that might be effective against Cova Nineteen. And it's actually four drugs and their intention is to involve hospitals that are actively treating patients and testing. These drugs is this something that's been started already. Hopefully by the time the podcast comes out. Bullets started at the moment that giving up the hope was that they would have the first patients this week. I haven't checked in with them today but they might well announced in the press conference today. So it's pretty unprecedented. I mean we're in the middle of the global pandemic and we don't have any drugs and because it takes too long to develop new drugs. Probably they're just really looking at all the drugs that are available already. That might be repurpose. That might have some effect on covert nineteen. What drugs are they looking at? And how are they chosen the? Wto has a panel of experts. That have been looking at drugs that possibly could treat this Since January and kind of came up with this priority list and reach Leon who has deciliter which is an antiviral drug that was originally developed to treat a bowler and similar viruses had actually failed to do anything in a bullet was tested in the DRC during the carnival outbreak and didn't have any effect but there is some data from animal studies and from Cell Culture Studies that suggested might have an effect against will be too so that's kind of top of the list and some patients in the. Us have been treated with the frustation in snohomish county in Washington state was treated with a and does the any. Am that describes how he basically got better after a day of does. That's not evidence that this drug is working but people certainly have more hope that this might have an effect on some of the other drugs the second one on the list is an old combination drug against HIV called collateral. So that's two substances revere via the idea there is that this combination drug actually acts against approach of issues that the virus needs to to produce its proceeds. It might have the same effect in Saas Cova to we. Don't really know there's one study that was done in China where one hundred ninety nine people were treated either with this combination drug or just the standard of care and they didn't actually find significant difference in outcome but one of the problems that we have with of these drugs of course is the sickest patients are getting these drugs because the hospitals are overwhelmed. And they're mostly treating the rea- sick patients but of course it might already be too late to have a really good effect of these drugs when you give the bed late in the disease.
What's Your Opinion?
"What's your opinion? Hello this is Anthony J with an early sustainable futures report. It's Tuesday the twenty Munch Code Nineteen the current virus is in everybody's minds and increasingly affecting everybody's lives is the sustainable futures report relevant in these times. I need to know what you think. My opinion is that it is relevant because the climate crisis will still be with us after this viruses being defeated. Maybe Mao Tse. Maybe yes but one thing is certain on that is that we will have to rebuild our world when all this is over you may argue that how we rebuild it is a political issue and deny that both the corona virus and the climate emergency issues can be addressed and defeated only by international cooperation between governments last political someone once described the sustainable futures report as green but increasingly red. Let's not put labels on people's opinions. Let's look for pragmatic solutions to where we are. If you're not like what you perceive my politics you don't have to listen but I much prefer if you shed your views. Either in comments to the blog go direct to me at mail at Antony Dash Day. Don't come all we can discuss this online. Many of US forty feel powerless. Because the most we can do is simply to sit at home. What he is or indeed sitting at home without work on new experiences for many is going to be stressful. Thank goodness we have the Internet Social Media Web conferencing to give us some social interaction. I went to four meetings. Las Week without leaving my desk. I chatted with people in Germany South Africa on as well as in the UK. I'm sending out a conference invitation to all my patrons to take place this next Friday. The twenty seventh of March. Given that your in different time zones. I may propose to separate sessions. Surely this is an opportunity to get together. Decide what we can do together even if you can't take pot but a sitting with little to do take the opportunity to reflect on how the world will change once this is over and how you would like it to change on how we can achieve about change and so to this week's topic. This is what I intended to do. But it needs a lot more work so for the moment. This is just an overview. I said last time that the sustainable futures report has been too tightly focused on the wealthy west and so this time I was going to look at Africa. That's probably my biggest mistake. You could almost say that is no such place as Africa yeah. There is a continent called Africa. The world's second largest and second most populous continent offer Asia. We appear reveals that had extends to about thirteen point three million square kilometers which is pumped seven million square miles when it's midsummer in the north. It's midwinter in the south. It contains fifty four fully recognized sovereign states or countries eight territories and to de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. The continent is believed to hold ninety percent of the world's Kobylt ninety percent of its platinum fifty percent of its gold ninety eight percent of its chromium seventy percent of its tantalite. Sixty four percent of its manganese on one third of its uranium. The Democratic Republic of Congo has seventy percent of the world's Coltan a mineral used in the production of tons of 'em capacities addict devices. Such as cell phones the DRC also has more than thirty percents of the world's diamond reserves. Guinea is the world's largest exporter of bauxite and yet Africa's turtle knowing will gd pay remains behind that of the United States. China Japan Germany. The United Kingdom India and France as the growth in Africa has been driven mainly by services and not manufacturing or agriculture is being growth without jobs and without reduction in poverty levels in fact the food security crisis of two thousand and eight which took place on the heels of the global financial crisis pushed a hundred million people into food insecurity identity. Get sensible to ask. How does Climate Change Affect Africa? Africa is so diverse. I'M GONNA start with one country in follow up with others later. Nigeria which has the biggest population of any nation in Africa will be my first choice. But I'm going to defer that until after online discussion after we've agreed where. The sustainable futures report should go from here.
Comprehensive response needed to protect civilians in eastern DR Congo
"Following a rising attacks on civilians allegedly committed by the Allied Democratic Forces or ATF armed I group into eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC coupled with attacks against Ebola workers and independent assessment of the UN peacekeeping response by the MONUC mission was established last December the independent assessment found that in the months of November and December alone. More than two hundred sixty civilians. Mainly women and children were killed by presumed ADF combatants in brutal attacks mostly at night it also conclude that protecting acting civilians in Beni territory requires a comprehensive UN response Lieutenant. General cuddles Albert Shan't crews will lead the assessment team gene was at U N headquarters in New York on Monday to brief the Security Council in told you and uses Monica Rayleigh. That's armed groups. Main agenda is criminal is not political. We we had to talk to the Security Council to explain the main conclusions have reports and concluded is on the Lee structure that we need to change to in order to have more operational activities in the mission mainly connected connected to the intelligence system and the professional control in the idea of banning in the east of phone. What do you have? Groups like. Eighty F- other armed groups which are the main challenges. And how do you suggest to tackle them. And these groups have in that region they are armed groups but they are as well. I kind of organized crime because the control many illegal business and across the borders with the neighbor neighboring countries and It's very difficult to have some operations against them because they don't all have political agenda they have a Criminal behavior is going to do something. Based on your report I think so because is the chief of GPO hero commended. The the United Nations to prepare one action plan in order to establish the practical measures to implement the recommendations. We haven't report and last question you were therefore for a while Now we have a new General taking over also Brazilian. Would you recommend something to him in this next month. In order to help to tackle the insecurity We they had A coincidence because Genero is here during this week we had to pursue to talk but not there to make recommendation because general exit officer Brazil selected one of the best one and And then I think he will be successful successful in the mission and this also he was also trained by you in the past. He was a student in the preparatory school. And I was a captain them and then a because I'm eleven years older than the general and then he's a new generation from ski officer and fantastic generation. We have in Brazil.
Killings and violence targeting ethnic group in DR Congo 'may amount to crimes against humanity'
"The targeting of the Hammock community with violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC including killings and rape may amount to crimes against humanity the UN said on Friday an investigation carried out by the US joint human rights office in the DRC found that between December twenty seventeenth and September last year. At least seven hundred one people had been killed and one hundred sixty eight injured following attacks involving the hammer and lend you communities in the country's northeast in addition at least one hundred forty thirty two people have been subjected to acts of sexual violence. The report said most of them members of the Ham community since September twenty eighteen Lendu armed groups have been increasingly organized in carrying out attacks against the hammer and members of other ethnic groups such as the allure according to the investigators among their objectives. The Lendu aim to take control of Hammock. Communities Land and associated resources added the investigators indicators the report documents numerous cases of women being raped of children some in school uniforms being killed and of looting and burning of villages
WHO Continues Emergency Status for Ebola Outbreak in Congo
"The Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC has seen an increase in the number of reported cases of the deadly Ebola virus linked to ongoing violence by armed groups targeting remote communities the World Health Organization or WHO said on Friday according to the UN agencies latest latest outbreak update twenty seven new cases where identified last week in the east of the country three times. The average number of infections in the past twenty one days a total of two thousand two hundred ten people have died in the current epidemic to ensure continued care unlimited daily helicopter. Airbridge operation has begun to help communities not still at risk. The health team on board conducted their first vaccinations on Thursday. Who's Dr Michel told journalists in Geneva the community one. I'll intervention but around. We have our group that are prevent us to reach the community so we have starts with an abridged to have access to Since yesterday we started vaccination where people came from these villages to receive vaccination but the ideal will be deforest to actually move to the village to be able to have a deep assessment to see how far the virus has spread will they. Oh the increase in infections is worrying. Current infection rates are well down on the one hundred and twenty cases a week reported during the peak of the outbreak in late April. A A further sign of progress in the fight against the outbreak which is DRC's tenth in forty years is the fact that it is now restricted to four health zones as opposed to the twenty nine nine originally identified
"drc" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"Welcome to the program. Glad that you are here. Pat gray is joining us now, we have a lot to discuss coming up on the program. The laws that you're breaking every day that could get you in jail. Justice Roberts is about to show his cards. I think we're also we also have to talk just a little bit of the budget and how out of control our deficit is. But let's go to let's go to Pat, who has. Quite honestly, what I think is Llamas photo. Islam phobia, but go ahead. Well, you know, should I be concerned that five hundred and fifty people from A Bola riddle, nations are being released into Texas? Stop it just crazy. You're right. It's just it's, it's as Lama phobia. That's what it is. And I'm trying to over five hundred people five hundred people who don't speak English. They may not speak Spanish coming from the Congo, somehow or another five hundred people had saved up enough. Yes, I don't know what. To be able to come to be able to go over to Mexico. They they're so well in tune with global politics that they knew that, if they just got to Mexico City, these guys who could not speak, a word of either language could find their way across the border and into San Antonio. Yes, I find that do wholly reasonable. It's also I think it's so reasonable that we're not screening them or quarantining them because why would you why would you? It's just A Bola. What fifty five sixty out of the people who get it die. Big deal. This is this is where his Lama phobia, just is screaming out pack knows and had knows as every American knows that ISIS was just down in the Congo for some unknown reason, probably digging wells, so they could give provide freshwater their religious group. Larr. Largely secular religion, largely secular religious group, that is just like our missionaries going out digging water and building houses. And so they were down in the Congo. We don't know what they were doing. And then lo and behold, these five hundred people from the Congo from the same area with who is with ISIS any Bola show up on our streets. I don't think there's anything to worry, though. I mean you know, as well as I do that ISIS has a theory that if you give a man, a fish, you fed him for day, if you teach man to fish, you fed him for a lifetime. And that's what I think they're doing in the Congo now. Let's not well, they also know they also know that if you bring a bowl ridden fish into a nation, you can collapse. Scary. I don't understand. Somebody said should roll over the fact that we're not screening them. We're not quarantining them. We're just releasing them onto the streets of San Antonio, Texas. And then giving them bus fare to gore wherever they want. Why would you do that? What kind of insanity does it take to just say, yeah? Okay. You might might have a bowl of. But now you might not. So go ahead and go wherever you want if, if, if we have an outbreak in the United States, that's just sheer negligence on the part of our government sheer negligence. It's, it's unconscionable. I don't understand it. I don't understand. By the way, it's, it's only the worst outbreak of evola of all time. And the other thing is only fifty five percent of the people who contracted the Abullah have died from it, and they have eighty seven thousand cases in the democrat Republic of Congo, not to be confused with the Republic of Congo. This is the Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC. They also have eighty seven thousand cases of measles, which is claimed the lives of fifteen hundred more people I wouldn't worry about any of that, though. Because if you do, it's obviously, Clinton's pointed out Islam, a phobia. Don't forget, your don't forget, your underlying racism. Right. Right. So I think it's fine. There's no crisis at the border. We can all just rest easy seriously. I don't I don't understand. We've got really good administration in Texas. We have really good administration, especially on this issue in the United States of America. How is it that these people aren't being screened? How, how is it? We're not using our heads on this at all. I don't get it. You're just you're taking the lives of people in this country. For granted here. I don't know if they've got onto a plane if they got into a plane and they were not showing symptoms yet, but they were infected. I mean that's all over the world. Anyway, yet, is, well, that's true. And it's I mean, I think it takes from two days to twenty one days to incubate so yes, it's twenty one days before you're clear. Right. Right. So why would we hold somebody for twenty one days, would you, we will you wouldn't because it'd be hateful to do that? In the Democrats would be screaming about it. Right. So let's not do that. Right. And we're not so. You know you might get a little bit of. And we told you how to avoid the in that song a few years ago, anyway. You know, don't don't touch people's pooper, right? Pretty easy. You'll be fine easy. Do we have that song? Still. We, we happen to have that. I don't know if to dig that one up. But yeah, we definitely have somewhere. It was an important piece of advice. It is. It is. No. It's, it's really easy to be able to, to avoid right? You don't lick toilet seats. Yeah. Don't, don't go them through their touch. Right. Don't touch poop. Or pee and you're pretty clear, you're pretty clear. Somebody bleeding from the eyes don't touch them. Okay. It's a good safety tip. That's a really good safety tip. So hopefully we won't be seeing a lot of people bleeding from their eyes. But I mean it is possible. Now it is possible. What what is what else is on your plate? Well, the annual global index came out of the most peaceful nations on earth. And as usual, the US, we're not on there. Yeah, we're on a sure. Of course, we're on it. Sixty three nations. Of course, we're on it at a hundred twenty eight we're owner of one hundred twenty eight really, yes. Really who's who's number? We'll give you the top ten okay? At number one is the very peaceful island of Iceland, pretty easy for them to be peaceful. Because the way they rate, this is your military spending. Of course, we spend more than anybody else in the world on a military, a military spending spending on military that you're not peaceful. Yes, that's fascinating. Because I don't think the Congo spends all that much on their military. But they seem to have a little problem with these rates upon us right now Haiti is once again absolutely on fire. I don't think they have a big army. Either rates of incarceration. Oh, the presence of small arms. So if you're a country that has a second amendment. This is amazing. This is like people getting together going, how can we make sure that the United things is dead last? Yes. The miracle is that we're only a hundred and twenty eight. Very true. Civically designed to vilify our country. Right. All the time with these healthcare stuff. They're like, well, let's see who has the best healthcare, the number one way to determine it is how much the government spends on health care. Well, we have a different system. So obviously, it's a terrible way to try to measure it. You're just trying to vilify anybody who doesn't have the government have single payer healthcare YouTube, just hate Iceland, the pretty clear right now. You're bullfights, Lynn haters, very anti white people number two on the list, New Zealand, followed by Portugal, Austria Denmark, all the usual suspects Canada. Singapore, Slovenia Japan and the Czech Republic. I mean, if you created Hitler, you get to be at high on a list. Nations. Austria really, I mean I understand it's in the past, but don't you get an exemption for being near the top of the peaceful list? This whole time exemption. Yes. At the back over that list, can you go back? Okay. Iceland, New Zealand Iceland. Okay. Hang on. No one is trying to get anything from Iceland. Well they got nothing to give except ice. Right. So there's no, they don't need an army, because nobody is like, you know, we need to do and held her. We'll control all of the ice in the world. That's there's, there's no need for any violence, there L. There's need for drinking. That's all there is need for their okay? Number two. Same with New Zealand, you know, out there all by themselves. Whoa. You're really nice night. There's like four hundred people there. And a lot of sheep, not a lot to do you know, I'm surprised that there isn't more killing just because it's like, I don't know. I was bored..
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"Welcome to the program. Glad that you are here. Pat gray is joining us now, we have a lot to discuss coming up on the program. The laws that you're breaking every day that could get you in jail. Justice Roberts is about to show his cards. I think we're also we also have to talk just a little bit on the budget and how out of control our deficit is. But let's go to let's go to Pat, who has. Quite honestly, what I think is Allama Islamaphobia. But go ahead. Well, you know, should I be concerned that five hundred and fifty people from A Bola riddle, nations are being released into Texas, stop it? That's just crazy. You're right. It's just it's, it's as Lama phobia. That's what it is. And I'm trying to over five hundred people five hundred people who don't speak English. They not speak Spanish coming from the Congo, somehow or another five hundred people had saved up enough. I don't know what to give able to come to, to be able to go over to Mexico. They they're so well in tune with global politics that they knew that, if they just got to Mexico City, these guys who could not speak, a word of either language, good. Find their way across the border and into San Antonio. Yes, I find that don't holy reasonable also. I think it's so reasonable that we're not screening them or quarantining them, because why would you why would you? It's just A Bola. What fifty five sixty percent of the people who get it die. Big deal. This is this is where his Lama phobia, just is screaming come out pack knows hat knows, as every American knows that ISIS was just down in the Congo for some unknown reason, probably digging wells, so they could give provide fresh water there. A religious group largely secular religion, largely secular religious group, that is just like our missionaries going out, you know, digging water and building houses. And so they were down in the Congo. We don't know what they were doing. And then lo and behold, these five hundred people from the Congo from the same area with, with, with ISIS any Bola show up on our streets. I don't think there's anything to worry about how, you know, as well as I do that is has a theory that if you give them in a fish, you fed him for a day, if you teach a man to fish, you fed him for a lifetime. And that, that's what I think they're doing in the Congo now. Let's not well, they also know they also know that if you bring a Bulla ridden fish into a nation, you can collapse. Scary. I don't understand. Somebody said should roll over the fact that we're not screening them. We're not quarantining them. We're just releasing them onto the streets of San Antonio, Texas. And then giving them bus fare to gore wherever they want. Why would you do that? What kind of insanity does it take to just say, okay? You might might have a bowl but you might not. So go ahead and go wherever you want. If, if, if we have an outbreak in the United States, that's a sheer negligence on the part of our government sheer negligence. It's, it's unconscionable. I don't understand. I don't understand. By the way, it's, it's only the worst outbreak. I'll be Bola of all time and the other thing is only fifty five percent of the people who've contracted the Abol have died from it, and they have eighty seven thousand cases in the democrat Republic of Congo, not to be confused with the Republic of Congo. This is the Democratic Republic of Congo, the DRC. They also have eighty seven thousand cases of measles, which is claimed the lives of fifteen hundred more people I wouldn't worry about any of that, though. Because if you do, it's obviously, Clinton's pointed out Islam phobia. Don't forget, your go. Forget your underlying racism. Right. Right. So I think it's fine. We there's no crisis at the border. We can all just rest easy seriously. I don't I don't understand. We've got really good administration in Texas. We have really good administration, especially on this issue in the United States of America. How is it that these people aren't being screened out? How is it? We're not using our heads on this at all. I don't get it. You're just you're taking the lives of people in this country for granted here. I don't know into a plane if they got into a plane and they were not showing symptoms yet, but they were infected. I mean that's all over the world. Anyway, yet, is, well, that's true. And it's I mean, I think it takes from two days to twenty one days to incubate. So yes, it's twenty one days before you're clear. Right. Right. So why would we hold somebody for twenty one day, would you. Well, you wouldn't because it'd be hateful to do that in the Democrats would be yelling and screaming about it. Right. So let's not do that. Right. And we're not so. You know, you might get a little bit of we told you how to avoid will the in that song a few years ago anyway. You know, don't don't touch people's pooper vote. Right. Pretty easy. You'll be fine easy. Do we have that song? Still we, we have to have that we'd have to dig up. But yeah, we definitely have somewhere important piece of advice. It is it is. No, it it's, it's really easy to be able to, to avoid right? You know, don't lick toilet seats. Yeah. Don't go through there, right? Don't touch pooper p and you're pretty clear, you're pretty clear. Somebody bleeding from the eyes don't touch them. Okay. That's a good safe you tip. That's a really good safety tip. So hopefully we won't be seeing a lot of people bleeding from their eyes. But I mean it is possible. Now it is possible. What what is what else is on your plate? Well, the annual global index came out of the most peaceful nations on earth, and as usual, not on there. Yeah, we're on it. Sure. Of course, we're on it. Sixty three nations. Of course, we're on it. What? Eight hundred twenty eight really, yes. Really, yes. Who's number give you the top ten at number one is the peaceful island of Iceland, pretty easy for them to be peaceful. Because the way they rate, this is your military spending. Of course, we spend more than anybody else in the world on military military spending spending on military that you're not peaceful. Yes, that's fascinating. Because I don't think the Congo spends all that much on their military. But they seem to have a little problem with rates right now. Haiti is once again absolutely on fire. I don't think they have a big army either rates of incarceration, the presence of small arms. So if you're a country that has a second amendment. Amazing. This is like people get together going. How can we make sure that the United things is dead last? Yes. The miracle is that we're only a hundred and twenty eight. Very true. Physically designed to vilify our country right healthcare stuff like, well, let's see who has the best health care, the number one way to determine it is how much the government spends on health care, we have a different system. So obviously, it's a terrible way to try to measure it. You're just trying to vilify anybody who doesn't have the government have single payer healthcare, YouTube, just hate Iceland, the clear right now you're bullfights, Lynn haters, very anti white people number two on the list, New Zealand, followed by Portugal, Austria Denmark, all the usual suspects Canada. Singapore, Slovenia Japan and the Czech Republic. I mean, if you created Hitler, you get to be a high.
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"I'm your first story today is is about a bowler and listeners. I'm sure you remember the big west African outbreak that went on between twenty fourteen and twenty sixteen which had a significant death toll and economic impacts particularly in Liberia Sierra Leone and Guinea, but I mean, there's not been so much news coverage of what is the second largest outbreak. And that's currently going on in central Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC. And that started in August twenty eighteen what's going on there at the moment. Yes. So as of the eleventh of March, it's at nine hundred twenty five cases and five hundred eighty four deaths so as we're approaching thousand most researchers are really worried and some of them are. Saying it's time for the WHO to sound their highest kind of global alarm, which is called a public health emergency of international concern will how does this outbreak compared to the one that went on in west Africa? Well that one was far larger. However, it also went on for longer. So we'll see how this one goes was worrisome is that although you know, if you look at the situation report put out by the World Health Organization regularly. It does seem like okay in recent weeks. There is maybe fewer cases than there were in weeks prior. However, epidemiologists are worried not simply because of the case numbers per week. But they're worried because of other numbers, they look at as well that makes them think that maybe the virus is spreading within communities and going undetected for a long time that means people pass to one another before they come in get isolated in a clinic and stopped transmitting it rights, and what are these other numbers showing? So for example in February nearly. Half of the people who died from a bullet in the two cities that are hit hard right now. But Tembo and cut wa there were found dead within their communities, and that means they're not isolated in hospitals at the very late stages of the disease in the last few days, and after death when Vira levels are surging, and they can pass it on to other people three quarters of those who are diagnosed with a Bulla they had not been previously identified and been under surveillance at the time when they reported their symptoms, which again means they were walking around in mixing with people. And then one official I spoke with at doctorswithoutborders she pointed out a worrying number as well. Which was that the death toll is somewhere around sixty percent. And that's despite the fact that cares much better for patients in this outbreak compared to the one before there's experimental therapies Afaq scene. And yet we haven't really made a dent in that number, and that's because people are showing up late when somebody's in the very late stages. It's hard to save them that be what these numbers are saying is that people are not. Going into clinics as soon as they show symptoms, which means they don't really trust Bola responders. And when I spoke with a first responder who's kind of a frontline worker on the ground in Vietnam. Bo he told me that they're being threatened every day. So in addition to at least three attacks so far on a bowl of centers. He says that there's some areas where his team will be stoned will where they'll get little folded up pieces of paper that are death threats. They've been assaulted so all of this mistrust bodes really badly. And that also speaks to either people that are just found in their communities with the Bulla will clearly an awful going on in India. See what needs to be done, and by whom maybe to contain this outbreak. It's a very hard question. So when I was reporting the story when I talked to Doctors Without Borders. One of the big groups treating people there they had decided to withdraw from the area. You know, there's always some mistrust in A Bola outbreaks. But the fact that there's these sort of attacks going on eight months in. They themselves said they're questioning themselves on how well they've communicated with people. And so they've decided to suspend their activities for now. I think other groups such as Lima were there. They've pulled out the US the UK they're not sending bilateral support there. So who's left the WHO is there and the DRC ministry of health is there and they're worried so they're looking for support from UN troops to maybe, you know, help secure their centers and also protect their people around their compounds..
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"E dot com. Mayans says made treating the worst Ebola outbreak in the history of the Democratic Republic of Congo even harder attempts by the authorities in DRC to force people to comply with a bullet control measures have proved counterproductive there have been dozens of attacks on health workers. Meanwhile, he Boola victims stay in hiding. No one knows where they are. Or who they have been in contact with? That means a Bill is not being successfully tracked. And if it is not tracked. It cannot be controlled MSF says the Bulla response must change. No more coercion to track and treat patients and more choice for families on how to manage the disease ABC's imaging folks, a Tunisian man and his German wife have been charged in a plot to use toxic rice to carry out a biological attack. In Germany, breaking news and analysis at townhall dot com. Back in the eighties and nineties blockbuster stores were pretty much everywhere, but not anymore. The blockbuster store in bend Oregon became the last one in the US last year. And now, it's the only one in the world the bulletin reports. A blockbuster store in Perth, Australia is closing later this month, leaving the Ben franchise alone on the planet blockbuster stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks Alaska closed last July, the yellow and blue themed movie rental stores were once everywhere with nine thousand stores worldwide but competition from on demand movie streaming services like Netflix and Hulu forced blockbuster to declare bankruptcy in two thousand ten the company closed all of its corporate owned stores in two thousand fourteen Keith Peters. Reporting up.
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"So there has to be some sort of middle ground formed, professor solace. What's your sense to notes hard to generalize? But does the vast majority of Venezuelan are they happy with Guido? It's not clear yet people protest against my little, but they may not be why though they're not protesting against educational reform. They're not protesting against housing reform. They're not protesting against food subsidies. They're not protesting against the very social programs that in the past they've supported so I think we have to be careful in the international community to recognize that there are multiple layers within this opposition there. Those who want my little out and revert Venezuela back to where it was before nineteen ninety eight there those from the left who want my Lou out because he hasn't fulfilled the promises, and he's taken the country down a wrong path. And there are those who seek some sort of compromise Lou. Looking for that middle ground that can be created to assure that we not back to the same exact position in a matter of months where matter of years Venezuelan historian Miguel tinker solace as a professor Pomona college. His latest book is Venezuela. What everyone needs to know? Thank you very much Miguel. Thank you Ebola a dangerous potentially deadly disease. The latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a good news bad news aspect to it. There is now a vaccine for A Bola, and it's working saving lives. That's the good news. The bad news the security situation in Congo or the DRC as it's called is not good at all armed conflict is making it difficult to deal with the current bull outbreak. The violence is preventing sick people from seeking treatment health workers. Have also been attacked key is undoubtedly the most difficult place. We've ever had to back slip before North Kivu is a province on the northeast border of the DRC. Dr stacey. Mm earns is there with the International Rescue Committee last week, we recorded the highest number of cases in any single day since the outbreak started and we've seen ongoing violence attacks, Rome, rebel groups, so their son. The lying insecurity is directly impacting response making it very difficult to to contain control north Keva. We have to phase one of the most violent places on earth. So how is the fighting between these rival militias making life of healthcare workers like you in the face of Bulla more challenging on one hand setting the movement of of individuals who have abo- allow all people who've come into contact with cases to actually get to where they need to receive cat on his soul. So affecting the movement response work is so that could be oxygenation team. You're safe payroll teams surveillance teams, the insecurities affecting that movement to get to where they need to be an I mean, what does the crisis look like on the ground. Are we looking at groups of people who? Are quarantined and can't move at all and who's engaging with them? So we don't have any widespread quarantine measures in place on Mike. We did in west Africa in areas where we're seeing armed militia attack king. It's affecting the population to to get out ticket support to get help. But it so say cooling individuals to constantly be displace from where they live. I do think the raw things for us to be to be able to mystic about one is is the axion Sifi teams of vaccinates sixty five thousand people if we didn't have the vaccine in this outbreak. We would be looking at case numbers of double treble, currently off crying using the vaccine hair. It any been trialed in a very few studies previous in west Africa. They knew the exact numbers regarding how effective vaccine as that's by current don't know. But certainly by that ending this outbreak. We should have good data to support and strengthen the understanding now here, the US medical personnel. Or playing a pretty limited role in Congo. Why's that that's tied into the underlying insecurity in the area on the nice strict security particles that low of US government pass anelle have is. So is that really standing in the way of properly dealing with the outbreak agencies like the the CD safer awful have an enormous amount of expertise when it comes to..
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"W DRC AM WDR's FM HD three Hartford W S N G, Torrington, w m w Meriden the talk of Connecticut. Short term solution. I'm Lisa lacerra, Fox News. President Trump laying out a plan to reopen the government for the next couple of weeks of the ideas suggested as they open it. They pay sort of a pro rated down payment for the wall, which I think people agree that you need you need the world. In fact, I see a lot of the Democrats are all almost all of them are breaking saying look walls are good was good. But house speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the plan saying he didn't know what the president meant by a down payment earlier on the house floor. She was critical the handling of the shutdown doing serious damage to our country. Totally unnecessarily. The president and the Republicans either do not notice we do not care about the real effects of this shutdown on real peop- afternoon. The Senate voted down to measures that would have ended the shutdown for people are dead one hurt in two shootings in Iraq mart, Georgia that forty five miles northwest of Atlanta. The sheriff's office says there were two crime scenes, and they believe the shootings may be related to drugs in North Carolina. Authorities say three year old boy who was missing for two days has been found alive and is in good health. The FBI says Casey Hathaway was found by search and rescue crews is being evaluated at a hospital. The US ordering some diplomats out of Venezuela. The embassy remains open as the turmoil. There continues Venezuelans suffer for far too.
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"The DRC where for the past eighteen years, the mineral rich country has been ruled by one man Joseph Kabila today. However, he is stepping down and Felix tissue. Katie the leader of the country's oldest opposition party will be replacing him. He becomes the first politician to take power in the country. And what's hoped will be the fast of a peaceful transition of power since DR Congo gained independence from Belgium in nineteen sixty. So a historic moment for the country to tell us more. We can across to the capital Kinshasa and talk to the BBC's guys. Cohen a good morning guys at lots of control after these elections happened which was heavily disputed. We know the dispute with led by the Catholic church in the country. What's the atmosphere like on the streets of Kinshasa this morning? Well, this morning of Kinshasa, really busy. You can feel out. There's something going on. There is an event going on because you have Marcus for example, early morning like this but apart from that also like other citizens they are going about their lives. Are normally why. Those who are in. And we seem to be losing that line two guys. We will try and see if we can get him back. But let's go to the next story. Yeah. This is Newsday on the BBC World Service. We'll spend some time talking about Cameroon while we reconnect that line. See the DRC what's been called the anglophone crisis the conflict in which rebels in the country's English. Speaking regions wants to break away from the French-Speaking majority more than four million people and ask suffering the consequences of the violence, according to the UN's office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs. They also say the fighting is false more than four hundred thousand people from their homes. We can speak live to the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Cameroon. Allegra baiocchi. Thank you very much. Indeed for your time. These are big numbers that you're talking about when you say four million people affected by this violence. How affected exactly. Thank you. Thank you for having me. Absolutely huge numbers. Will there's been for this four million people across the country of Cameroon that need humanitarian assistance, and that's because camera unfortunately has already been suffering. The impact of the crisis, which is largely playing out in Nigeria, but also has infiltration, and there's already four hundred thousand people have been displaced by that and huge amounts of Nigerian refugees that have come into Cameroon. We've also been receiving refugees from central Africa Republic. Some of them have been there for years and camel has really hosted two hundred fifty thousand people so the crisis that is so called anglophone because it plays out in two regions that are of primarily English is speaking people is a new and third crisis that adds to the needs of Cameroon. So what we're doing is actually launching a new humanitarian plan the two regions have four million people in them as you said four hundred. One thousand people have already been displaced that means they've had to flee the violence, huge destruction of property human rights, abuses, unfortunate, but both sides of the conflict have really driven people out. And there's thirty thousand people that have fled to across the border to Nigeria ROY I was gonna ask about where these people have gone. So similar going across the board. It's an idea others are displaced, but still within these regions other absolutely some of them have gone to Nigeria. Some of them have stayed within the two regions, but found places of safety. Some of them are actually in bushes. Some of them are in towns, but there's also been movement to other towns in the country and to the neighboring region. So they we say they are spread out across the country with a concentration in four regions. Which is where we are now trying to system so we have operations are going into the route two regions, which as you can imagine are a little complicated by security and by the ongoing violence, and we also have oppressions wear. It's a little safer and we've still have these displayed. So quite a complex humanitarian operation that we started last year. And we have new partner's coming in the what are the reasons was presenting this new plan is because we've really been able to have a better sense of their needs. You mentioned, you know, what do they need whatever a person has fled and abandoned their village needs. So it's definitely shelter. But unfortunately, there's also food security the secessionist have adopted the no school policy. So this over eighty percent of children that are now out of school. The attacks on school the addictions. In those schools, and and the role that has to play in this conflict. We've also heard about the, of course, the antithesis of those who want to break away towards the central government of Cameroon all of your thirties, helping or hindering your work in these areas. So the authorities have themselves launched complimentary plan and have really taken up the responsibility of of responding to the needs of the population. So I think we are trying to work together. But in complementarity because of course, I think the UN in government and other humanitarian actors can reach different people and provide different needs based on their comparative advantage. Allegra. Thank you very much. Indeed Allegra Baiocchi, who's the UN humanitarian coordinator in Cameroon talking about the various crises of come together to affect so many people, particularly the four million people affected in those English. Speaking regions of that country. Beginning to return to the.
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"DRC AM W DRC FM HD three Hartford W S N G, Torrington, m w Meriden the talk of Connecticut. No emergency declaration. I'm rich Denison. Fox news. President Trump today saying he's not ready to declare a national emergency over the immigration issue to circumvent congress and get funding for his border wall. But warns he will act if lawmakers don't if they can't do it. I will. Declare a national emergency the border wall. Funding issue is the main roadblock to ending the partial government shutdown. The president says he won't sign any budget bills unless they contain money for the wall. A federal employees union representing air. Traffic controllers is suing the Trump administration over the shutdown. Members are working without a paycheck and have also been deprived overtime pay. The federal suit claims the government is in violation of the fifth amendment because it unlawfully the pride the air traffic controllers of their earned wages without due process is John decker at the White House. The New York Times is reporting that days after President Trump fire James Comey has FBI director the agency opened an investigation into whether the president was secretly working on behalf of Russia. Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani dismissing the story the Broward County sheriff's office forced out today over his office's handling of last year's deadly shooting at Marjory stoneman Douglas high school in parkland, Florida, Florida's governor Rhonda Santa suspending Broward County sheriff Scott Israel, saying the sheriff's policies lead to unsafe scenarios such as last year's mass shooting in parkland is suffice it to say that.
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"A little bit more specific about what the fullness of time means Mark. Should we expect decision on that? While we're on troublesome. Entities. Can you talk to us about the mining code in the DRC? It's a to quite complex questions. Today is our first date. As a as a combined company. So there's a lot of work to be done to and we've already started engaging with with the Tanzanian authorities, and we have Barrick has had an dialogue continued dialogue with the Keisha board and its management team, and I hope to build on that going forward, and we will certainly be focusing on attending to that challenge in this quarter. That's the first quarter of twenty thousand nineteen as far as DRC goes, as you know, these elections going on at the moment, a very dynamic situation in DRC, we believe it's an important step for the country. We await the outcome and the consequences of the final election results. And then we will continue to work with the the new authority and in the DRC to ensure that. We can deliver on our view that is enormous opportunity in particularly the northeastern DRC for discovering world-class gold deposits, Mark. Do you have any targets.
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"What the fullness of time means mar we expect as decision on that while we're on troublesome. Entities. Can you talk to us about the mining code in the DRC? That's up. Complex questions. We today is our first date. As a as a combined company. So there's a lot of work to be done to and we've already started engaging with with the Tanzanian authorities, and we have berry has had an dialogue continued dialogue with the Keisha board and its management team, and I hope to build on that going forward, and we we will certainly be focusing on attending to that challenge in this quarter. That's the first quarter of twenty thousand nineteen as far as DRC goes, as you know, these elections going on at the moment, a very dynamic situation in DRC, we believe it's an important step for the country. We await the outcome and the consequences of the final election results. And then we will continue to work with the the new authority and the Diaz. To ensure that we can deliver on our view that is enormous opportunity in particularly the northeastern DRC for discovering world-class gold deposits, Mark..