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"durban" Discussed on UN News
"In the world. Professor tendai akume, the UN special repertoire on contemporary forms of racism and intolerance, plays a key role in the comprehensive implementation and follow-up to the 2001 durban declaration and program of action aimed at stamping out racial injustice and inequality across the world. Her most recent report to the General Assembly in New York underscores the important role the landmark declaration has played pushing back against racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, the independent UN Human Rights Council appointed expert describes the framework a groundbreaking instrument for human rights principles with priorities still relevant 20 years after member states first adopted the anti discrimination agenda in South Africa. And says that while racism manifests differently across societies, none of us are free from the effects. I'm Natalie hutchison, and for this special edition of our lid is on podcast, the head of UN news, mita rosalie, spoke in depth to misses cumi about the significance of durban today, where we stand now in the fight for racial justice and how we can all help humanize broader challenges towards a truly harmonious multiracial and multicultural society for all. Hello and welcome professor at Hume. We're so delighted to have you join us. You spoke to UN news in April 2020. In the early days of the pandemic, and you acknowledge that humanity was seeing a surge in intolerance and racist and xenophobic attacks. From your perspective, where do we stand now, more than one year on? You know, I think that's a really difficult but important question to consider. And I think where we stand now is a very mixed picture. And I think it's best illustrated in two things side by side. One is the transnational racial justice uprisings that we witnessed in 2020 when there was just, I think a global groundswell in pushback against systemic racism and even moves within the United Nations to name systemic racism as a fundamental issue rather than just focusing on individual bad actors. And I would say that was a high point, at least in recent years since the durban declaration and program of action or the world conference against racism and dove in 2001. And it was, I think, a period of hopefulness that they might be political will, momentum among you and member states to really take seriously some of the complaints that were being brought to them by protesters, all over the world. At the same time, you know, since then, we've had the COVID pandemic. And what we're seeing in the context of the COVID pandemic is just the persistence of structural forms of racism and xenophobia. In countries across the world, you see that those who are most impacted are racial ethnic and national minorities or else groups that are marginalized. And then transnationally, what people have described as vaccine are part of the allocation of access to vaccines is dramatically differential depending on whether in the global mobile global south. And so I think both of those pictures point to hopefulness, but then also deep complexity in the picture that we have of what the state of racism today relatives the last time I spoke to you. So you just mentioned the world conference against racism and September as we know Mark 20th anniversary of this conference for which the UN convened one day high level event. What do you think the principle outcomes were for victims of intolerance racism and xenophobia? In the durban declaration and program of action and actually my last thematic report to the General Assembly was on the DDP a you know that document that instrument is I would say groundbreaking and phenomenal from a perspective of human rights principles relating to racism and xenophobia. Among human rights instruments, for example, it is the first to names xenophobia and the phobic discrimination as an urgent point of action and to raise the rights of migrants and refugees in the context of racism and xenophobia. It's the first to really push for the need for reparations for historical racial injustices such as the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism. I mean, it doesn't do enough necessary, but it definitely puts that on the table. It advances and intersectional approach to understanding xenophobia and discrimination. So it highlights the ways in which women, people with disabilities, migrants and refugees all experience racism, alongside other structures of subordination and discrimination. And I think at the 20th anniversary, what you saw was moves to reconsolidate and to reemphasize the gains that were made at durban and to highlight that they remain urgent priorities today. You mentioned the one day high level event that was held at the General Assembly, which I think was monumental in some ways, but also very disappointing. You'll know that there are a number of states that refuse to participate in that event and that in general have boycotted the durban process, whether explicitly or implicitly. And I think that that kind of behavior is so disingenuous. You know, you have the states that want to characterize themselves as bastions as human rights, but when it comes to fighting against racism and when it comes to recognizing the principles that I'm trying to, I think the action of boycotting really reveals a kind of hypocrisy that shouldn't be tolerated at the UN and I address this in my report of the General Assembly as well. Thank you for that. I think you've made it quite clear that you see the durban declaration as principled and practical blueprint for undoing discriminatory structures. And you also said that there was something a little bit disappointing. What would you say to those countries who are unconvinced and who chose to boycott? So the basis for the boycot depending on who you ask is as follows. There's some groups who argue that the durban declaration and program of action is an anti semitic instrument, and they point to events that took place at the durban world conference against racism that were truly problematic. There was a vocal minority of actors at that conference that really tried to advance an anti semitic agenda. But who were defeated by the plural plurality of UN member states and by civil society organizations that were there. And as I highlighted in my report, there was a complete refutation of any attempts to have the durban declaration and program of action advance and anti semitic project. And if anyone who reads the durban declaration and program of action carefully and even casually, they'll see that they just there isn't anything in there that could come close to meeting the bar of anti semitism on both the rights of Israelis and Palestinians are recognized there in ways that I think are consistent with international human rights law. And then.
"durban" Discussed on UN News
"durban" Discussed on People of the Pod
"And then we saw you know the planes crushing into the twin towers. Nothing surprised us certain degree because we had just witnessed such craziness we had witnessed the presence of islamic networks at a u. n. conference we had witnessed hatred of jews. We had witnessed a cash. Values that had been heightened so we were in a state already of heightened emergency and we sold this on our screens and it was just the heightened tightness of the emergency. That was being just shed while white you know what we had witnessed at internal level was being externalised on tv and so it was very bizarre and then other people willing king the events in a way that you know for us was absurd so for example i would hear oh but of course. The americans were attacked. They boycotted a conference racism. So of course you know. The twin towers happened because they boycotted an anti-racism conference. And so it's just of course yes. The events of durban were overshadowed by nine eleven and rightly so rightly so nine. Evan was much more important than the events of duggan. Let's not get approach run. It's obvious however we just did witness a sense of confusion. That was then heightened when the whole world became confused. And that's it. That's how i would see the link that does make a lot of sense. Okay so where are we now. Was this a precursor of what is to come in terms of rising anti semitism was this. Just a fluke. You know the middle east was probably in a better place in two thousand one. Then now i mean so much has happened in twenty years and you know okay yes that was the second intifada that was occurring at the same time as the devon conference but we were still boss kicking in the atmosphere of the oslo colds and the possibility of peace even if it was sort of escaping grip and so there was no hope i think at that time the now and of course unfortunately since then juice have been killed and the middle east peace process. Will the situation in the middle east. I would say the confrontation between israel and the palestinians has excess abated frustrations from all sides and has created more violence outside of its own geographical territory. And so. I don't know how to frame this conversation. Because i think the situation is probably west today and i don't think it's pessimistic to say that. I think that today if dubbing occurred. I think we'd be surprised. I think it would be a big deal. Maybe i wouldn't have had to write a text about it because you know it was such a huge deal in two thousand one but so many bad things have happened since then that i'm not sure how it would warrant such attention. Today was very interesting. Is that within the jewish world. I think i'm always so moved. By the fact that a handful of individuals can live a painful episode. And before you know it. The event becomes embedded in the consciousness of entire people and that question of memory and that question of you know the determination to recollect. That's a wonderful thing about the jewish people. I think that's a prime strength..
"durban" Discussed on People of the Pod
"And i'm not sure how organized it was. And i'm not sure how the people that we encountered and sort of who quoted in the press afterwards or with arab lawyers union. I'm not sure how concerted their actions were or it was just one big mess and chaos and they all sort of met there and profited of the moment of anarchy to get the action's going so the united states and israel walked out of the conference. At what point did they walk out. And do you remember that day. So i remember that we were the first ones to boycott right because there were three components of this conference there was the youth summit and then there was the ngo summit and then there was the governmental summit. And so as we with a youth we had to take action. I before everybody else and so we really didn't want to boycott the summit but we had to and it's very weird because you know as i said before we were perceived often as being very progressive within the jewish world. We had liberal ideas. We had a lot of open-mindedness. He characterized their political positions for example questions related to the middle east or the european union or the peace process and we were still viewed by the young ngos as being neo cons at the service of the chevron and the bush governments. And you know whatever we did we win neo cones and that was it and so we had to boycotts and it reinforced that stereotype. And then of course the ngo the jewish caucus within the ngo summit also boycotted and then. The government's boycotted and to be honest. When the government's boycotted. I was personally reassured. So i was thinking okay in means that. I'm not completely crazy. Because i was so self conscious of my decision to have to boycott the summit and then after the collective boycotted the jewish caucus the ngo forum. We will also still feeding self-conscious and then when the government's actually did the same thing as us a re showed me. And i thought to myself. Okay i'm not going crazy. What i saw i saw and governments agree and so it provided a sense of support and comfort. You know when. I read durban diaries. I noted the date that you return home. And i realized that perhaps one of the reasons why the conference got very little news. Coverage was that you returned on september eleventh two thousand one but there was also a fair share of conspiracy theories about the role of israel and the jewish community. There was a fair share of disdain toward the united states when it was attacked on that day. How did the sentiments expressed in durban feed into that can. Can you help us understand. That connection yes. So by coincidence we arrive back on the eleventh. What happened was the youth members. Sort of out gang. Who had gone through all of this. We decided to rent a villa for a few days and just enjoy the sun and have some fun and unwind and so by coincidence. We came back on the eleventh of september and we literally came back. I think it was what couple of hours before the attacks. So i was unpacking with a friend in my house. You know we just put cnn as a fat ground noise and then all of a sudden we saw what was happening and our reaction was very bizarre because we felt we were coming back from a wolf zone and that we would disconnected from everyone..
"durban" Discussed on People of the Pod
"Take you beyond the headlines to help you understand what they all mean for america israel and the jewish people. I'm your host manja. Sheer passionate. Joel is a researcher and analyst based in geneva switzerland and has served in various positions for the european parliament. Twenty years ago as a college student she served as president of the european union of jewish students and in that role attended the world conference against racism more commonly known as durban for the city and south africa where it took place her horrific experience as jewish student. There led her to write durban. Diaries in which she recounts in brutal detail the vitriol she and other juice faced and for which that conference has become notorious. Joel is with us now to shed some light on why. Ajc is urging countries to boycott an upcoming anniversary event during the united nations general assembly. Next week joel. Welcome thank you very much. So tell us. How did this world conference on racism. Come about how is it build. Why did you choose to attend. Well you know. I was the president of the european union. Jewish students as you mentioned we were an organization representing many people and we were very well connected to the international policy youth circles. We were member of the european youth forum. We attended the european preparations of the conference. That was organized by the council of european strasbourg. We were very well versed on the subject. We had concrete experience on the matter so for us. It was quite obvious that we had a role to pain that we were there. Add to attend seriously. And when you say you were well versed in the subject what subject what. What did you anticipate addressing there. Well we were there really to combat the universal school age of racism and discrimination and we had many allies within many youth organizations. That had the same ideas as us and we were really bad to combat all different forms of discrimination with a particular sensitivity around discrimination and racism in europe. Obviously because that is the geographic scope that we knew the best but we were really there to fight racism and to share expertise on the matter. Where you necessarily there to address. Semitism.
Democrat Party Leaders Have Been Silent
"The Democrat Party leaders are absolutely silent today. Distributors. Have we heard anything from Schumer? Durban. Pelosi. Clyburn. Lawyer. AOC. Talib. Nothing. Nothing about women and Children. Nothing. This is important to remember. This is important to remember. It's absolutely shocking. In our own country. It's not just the American Marxist. It's others. It's the isolationists and so forth. Get out! Get out! Get out! Get out! Get out! Get out! Get out! Get out! Get out! We don't fight 20 Year wars. We're not fighting a 20 year war. Had a single American soldier died in the last year and a half. We pulled out our combat forces in 2014. We have a president Obama, who released terrorists. Mass murders. Yeah. Back to Afghanistan, but they promised they wouldn't go back to the battlefield They promised. They promised Obama knows that they lie. And Obama lied to us. Obama has been buddies with domestic terrorists. Like Bill Ayers and Obama has pardoned domestic terrorists. You want to talk about violence and
Brothers Charged in Fatal Shooting of Chicago Police Officer Held Without Bond
"Brothers charged in the fatal shooting of Chicago police Officer L. A French were ordered held without bond in court today. French was killed Saturday night when she and her partner and an additional officer conducted a traffic stop in West Englewood. 21 year old Monty Morgan is charged with first degree murder of a peace officer. 22 year old Eric Morgan is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by felon and obstruction of justice, police say Monday pulled the trigger, and Eric was the driver, Senator Dick Durbin calls the shooting tragic. We have tragic losses. Sadly, every week in the city, Chicago from gun violence, and I don't want to diminish those. I just want to say that We're paying special attention to this officer at this moment. Durban was on the Senate floor earlier today to discuss officer French and to fight for action against Straw purchasing of guns. The mother of the two Morgan Brothers is now also in police custody. Sources tell WGN investigates the woman caused a disturbance at Christ Hospital in Oakland around 10 A.m. when she was refused access to her son in Monte Who is hospitalized but in police
"durban" Discussed on The CyberWire
"Ceo will cathcart as saying that a twenty nineteen campaign that sought to survey some fourteen hundred users of the messaging. App bore similarities to the intrusions project. Pegasus has reported among those targeted. Were he says. Senior government and security officials many of them in countries that are allied with the. Us whatsapp is currently engaged in a lawsuit against an so group over the incident. The pegasus project of course is the cooperative journalistic investigation into nso group. Amnesty international on friday added to the material published in connection with the investigation publishing more criticism of nso groups alleged role as a key. Enabler of surveillance by repressive regimes amnesty. While a long standing critic of an so group would seek to generalize the issue to cover intercept tools in general the groups. Friday report said quote. Amnesty international is calling for an immediate moratorium on the export sale transfer and use of surveillance until there is a human rights compliant regulatory framework in place and as so group is licensed to export pegasus software by the israeli ministry of defence. Amnesty international is calling on the israeli government to revoke existing export licenses to nso group. Given the risk it spyware could be used for human rights violations in addition an. So group should immediately shut down client systems where there is credible evidence of misuse the organization. This is amnesty is also calling. On the company to publish a human rights compliant transparency report that discloses incidents of misuse of their products destination countries contracts and other information necessary to fully investigate the possible occurrence of human rights abuses linked to their business and quote an so group continues to deny that it acted improperly in selling any of its tools. The sales were all correctly. Vetted the company says and if there was subsequent abuse that's the fault of the government customers not an so group. The ceo of nso told israel. Khayam that either cutter or the bcs movement. The boycott divest sanctioned movement that advocates isolating israel in the interest of the palestinian cause or possibly both is the hidden hand. Guiding project pegasus the hidden hand of slander. Government abuse or corporate misconduct. Whatever the case may be controlling the sale and abuse of intercept tools is a difficult proposition and finally the dangerous and loathsome practice of swatting that claimed another victim in twenty twenty has resulted in one. Guilty plea the washington post reports. That mr shane sonderman aged twenty of lauderdale county. Tennessee was sentenced last week and memphis. Federal court to five years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy in april of last year. Police received a report that a sixty year old man mark herring had killed a woman and set up pipebombs around his house which he would detonate if police showed up the police. In sumner county. Tennessee did show up guns drawn and ordered harring to come out with his hands in sight. Airing did so but collapsed and subsequently died of a massive heart attack probably brought on by the stress of the raid the pettiness of the swatters grievances beyond belief. Mr sandra men was a collector of desirable. Social media handles which he resold and he wanted the at tennessee. Handle that herring. A fan of the university of tennessee. Sports teams had created and used herring. Didn't surrender the handle so. Mr sonderman quickly escalated within a few hours to swatting mr sonderman and his co-conspirator an unnamed british minor had done similar things to at least five other people there persuasion included having unordered cash. Only pizza delivered to their marks placing phone calls and texts falsely reporting fires threatening to kill family members. And so on the five years. Mr sandra received seems a bargain..
"durban" Discussed on Many Roads Travelled : (Solo Female) Travel Podcast
"Now. It's time for thames talk. Tenths took a moment for durban would be there is so many beautiful beaches there. It's amazing the main beach called the golden mile which he can swim. There's lots of water sports things like that. But there's also the shaka which is renown for their sandcastle artist so it's crazy like you see enormous sandcastle that are absolutely it's not just sandcastles. Right sand sculptures. I guess that are amazing. So she definitely check those out and then probably the north beach is great as the best four bodyboarding as well as seeing humpback whales in the winter and tip number two would be the moses my he d stadium which i don't think was there when i was there. I'm not sure which is huge stadium which obviously is for sports like rugby and concerts but also there is lots of like adrenaline activities. So they actually have the world's tallest swing of top of the stadium which is two hundred sixty feet above ground. That's why. I don't think i would have done it if it was then. Yeah that's pretty cool and there's other things you can do there as well and then tip number three would be if you wanted to swim with sharks which are black tip bull and tiger sharks in shark cages. Forma drive from durban. It's a little fishing village. Ohm commands so you could check that out there if he wants when was shirks. I swam with nurse. Sharks last year in key cocker. But they don't bite okay. Okay am i tip. For solo female travelers would be like i found south africa fine like completely safe exit To kick down. I was traveling with other people in our vehicle. But now you know on my own. See the bus accident was more rarity especially a bridge clapping. Like that's crazy but besides that. Yeah i felt that safe. And you'll meet lows of other travelers especially in cape town and durban and probably joe burke if you stay at hostels and things like that so i did find a problem. I i started hitching from durban. Which will hear of cenex episode where a hitch from. Why hitch alway back in every. But i go from durban through the soo where i get lost in the mountains not ideal and don't forget people ask me all the time. How can you afford to travel so much well. Affiliate marketing is warning them. And listen my friend. James put together an amazing done for you. System training tools email follow ups. Everything's included. Best thing is it is free to join and you could start making money from seven different income streams in the system in literally two minutes. Okay so head on over to many travel dot com slash rapid double ellen traveled and you started today not only. Is it great for you but also help support the show. Thank you so yeah. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss tip along the way and head over to the website may travel dot com for the merge and also for travel planning if you want me to plan your trips. That should be very very soon. So i reckon probably at every second thursday new episode. We'll be out. Who knows. I might time and be able to do on once a week like normally have but if not for sure by september we back on my weekly okay so until next time say travels..
"durban" Discussed on Many Roads Travelled : (Solo Female) Travel Podcast
"But yeah he had a nice little apartment kind of like a one bedroom. Probably bright on the it's called the golden beach in durban so derby was kind of i think still now but was renowned as kind of miami of south africa so great surfing. Lotta sharks they have shark nets but also it's quite was quite violent especially like you'd hear guns go off especially at nighttime all time like every single night so hard to be aware of that but besides that great place and his location was awesome right on the beach and then blessing. He gave me his master bedroom and he had a son room balcony. Thinks with the little single bed in there and he slept out there and met his made. Who was lovely. Yeah and then kind of like okay. I got to find a job. Like i have no money so i manage defying a jump. Bartending bartended for years back in canada place called sand pebbles. Which i think is still. They're not sure. Mrs big club right on the beaches are kind of on stilts and in front of it with little waterpark. And then you can come down the steps to get onto the at. It was really busy. It was a really popular place but the thing was. I'd have to be at work at six. Pm basically have to work till the last person left so that usually was around between five and six in the morning sucked. But i made good. Money may tips and things like that but i also found out that. The owner of samples of time was part of the german mafia. I was a little bit but typically me no surprise there really so it it worked there for about six weeks and save money and then i decided that instead of flying from johannesburg to london england. I'd fly from nairobi to wanted. Because i thought it'd probably be cheaper and because already come down. All of africa is like well. I could just hitchhike back to nairobi. Only take me a little while and will save money. Well ended up taking me close to three or four months to get back to nairobi. So probably not the most sensible idea that i'd had and then my uncle places with him and he wanted to kinda show me off to his friends at the yacht club. But i'm pleased tomboy. I really even now dresses or skirts. And he's like he got away address about taking in your cutoff shorts. Well you're taking this orbach guard so he kind of relented. I way to middle's friends. You know absolutely lovely always on lauda. The more experts was a lot of fun. And i remember this. One time i said is marching in san pebbles and the staff were awesome. I became really good friends with this one indian waiter. 'cause durbin has really big indian population so awesome curry's like durban's renowned for its food actually now even then but now especially curries and things like that indian fade so i became really good friends with this one durban waiter and he used to get this durban poison is type of weed that it's still renowned around the world really good very strong a so we'd go for a little breaks and i take like two tokes at be highs a kite and then had to come in and be like four deep at the bar but mostly they drank brandy and coke so that was the least easy or beer. Oh my gosh but it got it. Got us through the night like say you work at twelve hour shifts at david. No would you end super annoying but anyways one night they asked me to cover the door for an hour so because the person on the door. But you know how you have coach checks. Well they were late so there. Can you just covered for an hour. I'm like shark lake. You know in canada britain or most places you know it is co checks because your coat you give them a ticket in the code up in waco come back and give your ticket the coat no problem well here in durban. It was actually a check. I kid you not. So there's like a safe by the door and they would give me. They're loaded guns. And i put them in the safe and they give a ticket and then when they leave it for five six in the morning absolute hammered given their gun back when they give me their ticket. It's like in the winter. I would hear gunshots. Every single vice was just absolutely crazy. I've never seen anything like it in my life since before and my uncle of course would freak out. He's like you gotta get a taxi home and it's probably about a twenty minute. Walk along the beach to get from his place to samples. Said i'm saving money. And i've gone through a lot crazy experiences. Traffic is so far. I'd like. I'll be fine so yeah i would walk home. Every night will say in the morning and luckily never encountered any problems at all like it. Just gunshots go off completing were further away than closer craziness. So they kinda sums up my six weeks in durban really just hanging it with him and my uncle was so sweet said i come home after my shift and religious dropped my closing into bed exhausted and by the time we'd wake up you know two three in the afternoon. The clothes i was wearing would be washed. Ironed hang up my closet and usually a breakfast or lunch. Whatever ready for me as well. The only thing is he was a little bit is almost like i was a kid again because he's really really concerned about me. And if i went out with my friends for dinner or something because you know. I did get a day or two off to wendy week. Actually work the rest and he'd be like what's coming home. I'm like. I don't know i've no idea keys. Everything obviously and of course no mulbah phone so it's not like he can call or text or anything so i just come home when i came home. So he kinda give me shit about that which was a little bit annoying but bless him. I mean like. I said he did so much for me. That is awesome so i forgave him for those discrepancies. Yeah i was hoping that i'd see again. I'm sure he probably passed by now for sure. My grandma has as well. So i have no idea how he got on his life but he really loved urban so he was where he wanted to be which is super important. Okay so that. Is it next episode or the next few episodes are by way backup to nairobi. I got my journal back. 'cause last four or five episodes this is literally. I'm winging it from my memory. I have my journal back from this next up so it could be a little bit more detailed with traveled ventures for you okay so before we going further and.
"durban" Discussed on Many Roads Travelled : (Solo Female) Travel Podcast
"Okay see you there and enjoy the show cheers so here we are. It's episode number fifty. Two and i'm back. I am sorry. I ended up taking a three-week holiday kind of unexpectedly a bet to take to off but i ended up actually going away last week for a week when there was no wifi. So i apologize. I am back and it's also my one year anniversary. That i released my trailer so i just want to say thank you so much for listening and sticking with me for a year and obviously if this is your first episode then go back to episode one and start in paris because we have made it. It took me almost a year to get from paris to cape town by land or water. But i did it. And then i decided i know. Why don't i just hitch a hitchhike back up to nairobi by myself. Because that's sensible but before we get there yet had a bit of exciting news. I've been working on some many travel. Merchandise is looking pretty cool. Chris smother traveled designs as well as gonna start my travel planning. So you know how much i've traveled. I've been heavy six countries now. I don't know how. Many miles i've covered probably close to over one hundred thousand miles easily municipal. Oh was three thousand. So yeah more flight smuggling flakes just traveling by land overland and obviously most of those are a sole feeble as you know so yes so. I thought well if you wanted me to plan your trips. I i'll be able to do that from now on. It's almost launched so tune and obviously subscribe. So you don't misstep along the way and also i'm gonna be probably over. The rest of the summer does having an episode out two weeks. Because like i said i have a lot on that i want to get done by the summer. Okay so picking up where we left off is in cape town with four other. Travelers had met in harari zimbabwe and we would travel together two months in warren's very nifty old english land rover which had bolted a seat on top of the roof so ice travel up on there all the time just watch africa go by three sixty which was amazing but the time had come. We'd brought a new years together in cape town which was awesome. Remember this is back in nineteen. Well now we're nineteen ninety-four so you know very different as before internet wifi. Atm's it's yeah very very different. Although have to say probably more adventurous for sure. I mean. I don't even have a travel guide back. Then so i literally was winging it but at the time had come for me to say goodbye to the commonwealth crew who i called us and like say we have such an awesome time with them in and traveling with your own vehicle was amazing but it was time to hit the road on my own again and i was going for cape town to durban. So that's another thousand mile on this episode. Which will take us up to twenty five thousand four hundred miles so getting there. So i'm actually thinking maybe i did. More than three thousand did calculate them all. But i'm looking at. It might be a little bit more. But anyways at twenty five thousand four hundred after this episode and i was going to durban so africa and stay with my great great uncle so he was my grandma's uncle and i'd never met him before he been living in south africa for a long time and he's he was actually an expiration royal navy commander so he did that for many many years and you just settled in durban so member like say at phoning home back then was really hard and really expensive so mostly the letter writing and so my grandma had been writing to him and saying listen your great great nieces and africa. Would you like to meet her. Of course he was like yeah so i called him from capetown saying okay. I'm going to get the bus from cape town to durban. So he's like okay. I'll migo pick you up and everything on my awesome. Because i literally had maybe two hundred dollars left to my name. I mean a bit on the road for over a year now so well almost a year pretty broke and that was another reason i was going to go to german. Stay with him but b. I wanted to get a job to save money. So i can cause i decided i was going to move to england from africa so when i left canada my six would. I thought it was going for six months. It ended up being twenty two years until i be buck canada anyways so basically as on my way to get a bus ticket but i was pissing around in our hostile which is like a big house with a pool. Little suburban of cape town but walking distance into into downtown So is awesome. Of course. I got there later than i wanted to will. The person in front of me bought the last ticket for the bus. I was so annoyed with myself. I'm like oh my gosh namen hefty at the train which is twice the price. This is ridiculous anyways so which the train station got my ticket. Phone my uncle. I just left a message. He had a made. So i left it with her to sing. Okay i'm coming on the same day. But i'm actually getting the train not the bus because i miss sold out so the next day i said goodbye to all all the people at the hustle that i met and of course to specially to the commonwealth crew who are awesome such great time with them. So i'm on the train and you know. I think it's like nine or ten hours to get because it's a thousand miles and of course i'd sits my uncle mike. Well how are we going to recognize. He so he said okay. Well aware flower in bilateral suit jacket. I was like okay. So i get to the folly into durban gets the train station. I'm looking for cuddles last people on the platform. So we're like okay. So yeah. I mean he was in his seventies by then the total dapper gentleman. He always actually cravat. See jackie but he had a slower so recognize each other and he was just like. Oh my gosh. I've been so worried. Because i wasn't sure if you're getting the bus of the train but have you heard the bus that you were supposed to be on was going over a bridge and it collapsed and split into and mostly. Everyone was like thirty. Four people drought only at five survivors. I was like oh my goodness there. We go another near death experience for me on this trip which must be. I don't know how many understand we'll have to count one day but it will probably the double digits by now for sure of see. My heart went out for all those people that died. And also i was thinking my guardian angels yet again for making me two minutes late and the person firmly literally got the last ticket crazy crazy crazy african times continue and just a quick sponsor breaks people. Ask me all the time. How can you afford to travel so much. Well affiliate marketing and is warning them. And listen my friend. James put together an amazing done for you. System training tools email follow ups. Everything's included best. Thing is it is free to join and you can start making money from seven different income streams in the system in literally two minutes. Okay so head. On over to many travel dot com slash rapid. And you started today all right back to the show so it back to michael doug's place and he said do not ever call me up uncle in public or especially great great uncle quite vain. I was like okay. No problem so i just come dougie. Unless he's knowing me that it was great great uncle.
Scientist says new virus variant may be more deadly
"President Biden's chief medical advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, says he's concerned about a new covert 19 variant emerging in South Africa. The new strain has led to a surge of new cases across the country and CBS News got a rare got rare access to a team of scientists investigating it. CBS is Deborah Patta takes a look. Virus hunters in this high risk. Biohazard lab and Durban are hot on the trail of the mutant strain spreading spreading at at breakneck breakneck speed speed across across South South Africa. Africa. The The virus virus has has mutated mutated to to attach attach Maury Maury easily easily to to human human cells. cells. The The disease disease is is no no more more deadly, deadly, but it spreads more easily. We don't believe that we're going through a new pandemic. Yeah, which variants that not only transmit much faster. But that also potentially has left neutralization. Genetic scientist studio de Oliveira discovered the new variant after observing a dramatic uptick in infections in November. South African hospitals are overwhelmed mortuaries overcrowded and burial plots in short supply, The elevators, colleagues and the highly secured lab have developed a live culture of the strain to speed up research. The new strain here seems to have the ability to reduce the effectiveness of antibodies in people infected in the first wave. By how much so tenfold would be conservative. You can also have complete knockout with a B No. Responsible. That's right. This'll means that those infected in the first wave could have little protection from the new strain. Even more troubling, it could render some of the vaccines less effective. It's clear That we've underestimated this virus on the other hands. D evidence is not there yet that vaccines will be affected and certainly People should keep vaccinating because that's the solution. Too despondent here at the country's central lab scientists traced immunity is only part of the problem results on just how effective the vaccines are against the new strain, aren't you for a couple of weeks, but in the future? Vaccines may have to be tweaked every now and again to protect against mutant strains. Just like the annual flu
"durban" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Outrageous. False to get attention, and there's nothing that that guy says in the media Thies days. That's true. But in the current case, not even police, you're protected David Brown. Thanks. Kinzer should be fired. Bill Cameron a $90 You're listening. The latest Copan 19 numbers for Illinois and other 7377 positive cases. 181 deaths, but the state positivity rate keeps going down. It is now 8%. And that means that 92% of the people tested for covert are coming back negative. The U. S. House plans to put off the government shutdown spending deadline for another two days. As they work on the cove in 19 Relief bill. Here's a B C's Andy field sources telling ABC News The House will pass a very short term spending bill tonight Move the government shutdown deadline from midnight until late Sunday. They will need the Senate to do the same, but anyone senator could prevent a vote and possibly shut the government tonight. If it passes, lawmakers get two more days to finish their covert 19 relief bill and other spending. We've been hearing a lot this week about the Fizer vaccine. Now. It's expected that another vaccine from Donna could be approved and it could be rolled out. Starting on Monday, top government officials starting to get their shots. ABC is that Katherine folders with that story. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both received Corona virus vaccines. On Friday, Pelosi posted a photo of the vaccination to her Twitter account. McConnell said in a tweet quote. Vaccines are how we beat this virus, posting a photo holding a vaccination card. On Friday, Vice President Mike Pence became the highest ranking U. S official to receive the first dose of the Corona virus vaccine and a live television event aimed at reassuring Americans. The shot is safe. Katherine Polders, ABC NEWS Washington. Oh, word on when or if President Trump will get the vaccine. The President elect Joe Biden will get the vaccine that next week, Senator Dick Durbin announcing that he got his shot today. Durban, also commenting on the FBI probe of a major security breach that affected nearly 18,000. Commercial and government networks, including the departments of State, Commerce, Energy and Treasury, allegedly by Russian hackers. Durban criticizing President.
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Speaks At Virtual Global Climate Conference
"Leaders, governors, mayors, CEOs and Even the pope marking the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate accord in a virtual conference. The event was co hosted by the United Nations, the United Kingdom, France, Italy in Chile. L. A Mayor Eric Garcetti at the online gathering. The Paris agreement is a covenant among nations, but its consequences play out in our cities. So we as mayors have stepped up to lead. From L. A to London from Durban to the car, See 40 cities of established their own road maps to achieve the Paris goals. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging to cut emissions by at least 68%. Over the next 10 years. President Trump announced three years ago that he was withdrawing the United States from the climate accord. President elect Joe Biden says the United States will rejoin once he takes office next month. The
Coronavirus Stimulus Talks Moving in Right Direction, Party Leaders Say
"This morning Democrats getting behind a scaled back stimulus toe. Try to restart talks for more. We're joined by Brown University Political science chair Wendy Schiller, professor Good to have you on with us this morning of morning where it seems like stimulus hopes. Spring eternal. But how much hope do you put in Speaker Pelosi in minority leader Schumer backing this bipartisan legislation that was worth about $900 billion it was put forward this week. Good morning, agent. Well, I mean, I think that they recognize that the you know the whole country is being hit really hard by this, but that they're the areas that are you know, traditional sport of Democrats are getting hit again really hard, and they had wanted direct aid for states and cities. They couldn't get it from Trump. They're not going to get from Senate Republicans. So basically someone like Durban and represents Illinois Big City like Chicago has to make a decision system Majority Minority Leader and them hard party and say, all right, we gotta get something you know if we you know, we especially unemployment, either top off or extension or some combination of those things on. I think the Democrats want to get what they can and not turn this into the first battle that Biden have the face once he's inaugurated. Is this about the pandemic, getting to the level that it's at now? Or is this a dose of political reality, given how the election turned out for the house, particularly with Democrats losing seats in November? I do think that the Democrats are not looking at a scenario that they hope to be looking at come January, which was a majority Democratic Senate and then picking up more seats in the house, where they could really, you know, right from ticket with Biden, so given that that's out the window. Even if the Democrats take one or two of US Georgia seats that's still not really a likely scenario you can control the Senate, barely. I have a very razor thin margin in the house now for the Democrats, So yeah, it's a political reality. But I think it's also about what they hope Biden can achieve What becomes president and taking one really big thing off the table before he starts that job, and I think that's a big incentive for them because then they could turn to things like infrastructure, which would also help the economy. Well, what's your sense of what President Biden could achieve. Given the realities of what Senate control is gonna look like either way, depending on how the Georgia run offs turned out, it's going to be a razor thin margin, no matter which way you slice it, and the president elect has said. Whatever gets past if something gets past, but during this lame duck session is going to be a down payment. For something much bigger. Well, right. I mean, this is what you know. Obama wanted a much bigger stimulus than he got in 2009 as well, and he had all three chambers. It's a very hard thing, particularly with it, you know, $3 trillion deficit and rising. So I mean, I just think one of the key factors. Both parties were looking at Tau look towards 2022. Because that's where both parties are looking right now, at least in the Congress side is that suburban voters were willing to split their ticket. And very noticeable voted Republican straight down the line voted for Joe Biden and maybe because it in like Trump. We don't know for sure, but they were willing to do that and then vote for Republicans in other offices, knowing that they're willing to do that means that they're up for Gramps, and I think that's the serve Achilles heel for the Republicans in blocking everything for Biden. I don't think they think they can do that and still safely hold onto the seats they want to defend in 2022, so that's where Biden and the Democrats have a bit of a bargaining advantage. In trying to get moderate proposal through that will help Cove it will help the economy will make suburban voters happy. I'm curious to get your take on how Biden has been starting to fill out his cabinet. Now. There are reports that he plans to announce his health team next week, and one of the names were hearing for health and human services. Secretary is someone that you're familiar with in your home state of Rhode Island Governor Gina Rowe Mondo That Gina Romano has done in an outstanding job in a very small state, but a very, very heavily densely populated state. So she's been dealing with sort of a big outbreak for a long time It subsided. Then it came back. She's been excellent communications and made some missteps very early on in terms of summer management with nursing homes, as other governors did, but generally speaking, has had very high approval ratings and has been thought to make this situation much better than it would have. Then, so she shown leadership in a very stressful time, And she's also communicated really well about why she's doing what she's doing. And I think any pick for HHS secretary has to be an excellent communicator because you have to basically explain the American people why we're doing what we're doing, and when we're doing it, and she's been doing that so consistently, and then it helps bring her state's not complete compliance. Bring her state along in a way that's been relatively successful. Are you surprised at all that, at least so far, we haven't heard any names of Democratic primary opponents on any of Biden's Cabinet shortlists. Well, he can't take. I mean, really. He just can't take anybody out of the Senate. Right? So that takes worn out that takes Sanders out. I know Sanders. People are very disappointed about that on. I think that's what Bernie was hoping for debris Sanders was hoping for, but you just can't take a Democrat out of the Senate. Even the Democratic government still can't do it right now, so that makes sense to me. I think people usually think people wanted him to get something he may still get something There's been talk about veterans affairs. But remember, you know, the Republicans have been relatively accepted to buy these choices so far, except for one choice. Neera Tanden for O M B. I think that's going to hit some some bumps along the way. Probably big bumps. But generally speaking, he wants a smooth Cabinet confirmations, You know process. So anybody who's super politicized more to the left of Biden for a top job. It's just probably out of the question, given the composition of the Senate. Only about 30 seconds left here. Do you think Attorney General Bar is on borrowed time after the voter fraud allegations from President Trump? I think during her borrow, looked ahead to the future and decided does he want to leave the Trump administration with any shred of credibility? And I think this move was designed to show that he wouldn't be try to leave with credibility and confirm the election knowing he's gonna leave anyway. And, you know, thinking about what's next so that he gets fired doesn't get fired. I think what he did was forward thinking for him. Not Miss Ellie and President Trump. Thank you Always could have you on with us. Brown University Political science chair Wendy Schiller with us this morning on
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says Madigan should step down as party chairman
"And growing push for Mike Madigan to step down as party chair. Here's Bill Cameron just two days after his fair tax went down. Pritzker is joining Senator Durbin insane than Mike Madigan should step down his party chairman. Look, I agree with Senator Durbin that opponents were able to tap into voters concerns about corruption and Their lack of trust in government. There are really challenges there and you know that I have proposed significant ethics reforms that I know that the Legislature needs to take up the Republicans and the billionaires that sided with them were, you know, effectively able to use the speaker as their foiled when asked if he agreed with Durban that it's time for new leadership. Pritzker simply said Yes. Cameron, a $90 U. S news.
Charlotte, the Ghost of South Africa's Nottingham Road Hotel
"DC O'Rourke. And this is hauntingly yours. Here. We all are together once again tuning in for yet another episode to learn the World's haunted places 4 episode 12 you and I will be putting on our safari gear as we are headed to the coastal province of wait for it off Hulu guitar in South Africa. This is truly a beautiful beautiful beautiful location guys. It's known for its beaches. It's mountains, it's Jose Jimenez that are full the wildlife. It's definitely a must-visit location. If you need a place to stay well, why not look into the office in Nottingham Road Hotel just on Old Main Road legend has it that there have been establishments on this site since 1851. Before that's a long time. There was a not he's in or Tavern situated here that provided a hang out spot for soldiers who were stationed at nearby Fort Nottingham. The soldiers they were brought in for one mission in particular and that was to protect the local farmers from the thieving Bushman who were coming around and stealing their livestock. Apparently it become a real problem in these men did absolutely whatever they could to put an end to it. The overall location at this establishment, but it was ideal. It was actually able to cater to the mini horse-drawn carriages that passed through the area. This was a long before way would even be thought about the First Recording. Thanks about the hotel. We know today indicate that the land for the noughties as locals like to affectionately call. It was bought by a George Irwin around 1889 following the deaths of landowner James Ellis and his sister Jani-King the land being sold by the facts to pay off the siblings the States. What was the price received for that land a whopping sum of 125 pounds per acre. Wow. This was actually mean pretty steep for the time. My guess. It has that it had something to do with the favorable Loco. chicken I mean we have to stop and look at the fact that it's pretty much at a Crossroads where the road to the interior leads to the road that takes you straight to Fort Nottingham door window. He went on to a ranked what he called the Railway Hotel to serve the station that was built at the tiny Nottingham Road settlement. Local farmer and settler George Smith. Yes, Smith s m y bhe he writes in his diary July 12th 1882 off. The railway has it lasts commenced and there is a large staff of men on gallery busy putting a buildings in beginning the Earthworks. The station is to be just at the cross the road for Nottingham about two miles from straight turn. The railway line finally reached out to him Road at the end of 1885. The station was initially called Harrison's Camp after the contractor prior to the station's opening before being called Clark Lewis station. However, the name was changed to Nottingham Road station in 1887 as the locals decided that it was too far from karkloof to be so named previously Littleton was the last stop the real we changed the lives of the Midland settlers forever. There was a daily postal system and almost anything they needed could now be ordered from Durban or. It's Burg produce from the area could be quickly sent to the city centers for sale and travel between the coast and the interior was a matter of hours rather than weeks or days the railway also led to the development of the Midlands as a viable area for settlement that my opinion is always a great thing. The Railway Hotel was built by a mr. Morgan and was completed at the beginning of 1891 and it soon became the center of social activity at Nottingham Road. A gracious two-story building was set and rolling Lawns the hotel offered guess the Comforts of proper lighting package tennis courts and a Billiards room as well as activities such as shooting and horseback riding at the turn of the century another family took over the the last name Singleton. They would go on to run the business as they saw fit. But Nottingham Road Hotel was always the local favorite haunt weather for a social drink in the pub or for supposedly more serious matters such as meetings of the Dead Nottingham Road Farmers Association. Apparently, the farmers will often only survived home safely because they're faithful horses knew the way back to their Stables off the the system works smoothly until a prankster swapped the horses between the different traps and cards. So that drunken farmers were taken off in completely different directions often the locals would decide to stay over at the hotel especially at the weather was bad. One such farmer a Christopher groom was trying to reach the hotel to Shelter From a storm. He was unable to reach it in time and was unfortunately struck by a bolt of lightning just down side right where the first tennis courts were located in his dead horse were actually discovered some time later when the storm had passed over the bridge just man quite unaware of his narrow escape a hole was found straight through his saddle and it showed where that bolt of lightning had struck. Like all hotels or the history the Nottingham Road hotel is reputed to be haunted. Of course right in the past two guests and staff have reported that the spirit of a woman roams the hotel especially room 10:00 and it's ground this house proud gentle ghosts. Apparently. She was flower arrangements Tiny's away clothes and straightens wedding Legend has it that she is Charlotte a beautiful prostitute who frequent in the hotel catering were soldiers from the 45th regiment in the latter part of the nineteenth Century, her story says that she fell in love with a regular at the hotel a soldier a handsome man ended up having to leave Charlotte at one point to go off and fight in the Bushman Wars. Unfortunately, he was killed on the fields of battle and birth. Made it back to his beloved Charlotte upon hearing the news took to the balcony of her room and was so stricken with grief that she threw herself to her deathbed. Send story right? I'd say that so pretty it's pretty good reason to come back as a ghost. She's not the only one that lurks around in the darkness though God. Oh, no as it would turn out Charlotte. She's just the one who likes to appear the most. Today not he's is one of the Midlands more popular hotels. It's dark and cozy it has a wood-paneled pub with Rory log fires on colder nights and and it offers tasty pub fare and beer on tap while the more elegant dining room doubles as a multi-purpose room off the bedrooms are comfortable in a spacious Garden offers a relaxed place to enjoy a sunny Midlands afternoon.
"durban" Discussed on KTOK
"On Capitol Hill. I'm Joe Chiro. Fox News. The Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings tomorrow for a Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. Committee chairs Senator Lindsey Graham. We're goingto work. We're going to work safely. If you don't want to come to the committee hearing, you can interview the judge. Virtually I will be there. She will be there. The hearing starts Monday and we're going to get this fine lady confirmed out of committee. By October 20 seconds Graham on Sunday morning futures set of Democrats they're calling for the hearings to be postponed until after the election. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin. She is being sent on assignment to the Supreme Court. By President Trump. And we know what that assignment ISS eliminate the Affordable Care act, which protects 23 million Americans on be there. The president needs her on election conscious. How do I know this? Because the president makes no secret of it. Durban on Meet the press. President Trump says he's immune and feels great after receiving new antibody Corona virus treatments. The medications that I took were standard pretty much routine. Other than the one, which is a miracle. It's the antibody stuff, which is incredible how it works, and we're going to be delivering that hospitals were waiting for the emergency use authorization. The president has three rallies this week in Florida, Pennsylvania and Iowa Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and campaigns tomorrow in Ohio, his first general election campaign visit there. Fire officials and George's say, See XX train derailment in the Atlanta area suburb of Lilburn sparked a small fire runoff concerns and briefly for some residents from their homes. An official says The fire did involve hazardous materials. America is listening, The funks news..
"durban" Discussed on 600 WREC
"Ah, contentious week ahead Expected on Capitol Hill. I'm Joe Chiro. Fox News. The Senate Judiciary Committee begins confirmation hearings tomorrow for a Supreme Court nominee, Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. Committee chairs Senator Lindsey Graham. We're goingto work. We're going to work safely. If you don't want to come to the committee hearing, you can interview the judge. Virtually I will be there. She will be there. The hearing starts Monday and we're going to get this fine lady confirmed out of committee. By October 20 seconds. Graham on Sunday morning futures said the Democrats were calling for the hearings to be postponed until after the election. Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, she is being sent on assignment to the Supreme Court. By President Trump. And we know what that assignment ISS eliminate the Affordable Care act, which protects 23 million Americans on be there. The president needs her on election conscious. How do I know this? Because the president makes no secret of it. Durban on Meet the press. President Trump says he's immune and feels great after receiving new antibody Corona virus treatments. The medications that I took were standard pretty much routine. Other than the one, which is a miracle. It's the antibody stuff, which is incredible how it works, and we're going to be delivering that hospitals were waiting for the emergency use authorization. The president has three rallies this week in Florida, Pennsylvania and Iowa Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and campaigns tomorrow in Ohio, his first general election campaign visit there. Fire officials and George's say, See XX train derailment in the Atlanta area suburb of Lilburn sparked a small fire runoff concerns and briefly for some residents from their homes. An official says The fire did involve hazardous materials. America.
San Francisco Giants need win, help to reach playoffs after loss to Padres
"Of course, a disappointing lost by the San Francisco Giants. Today. 62 to 6 runs nine hits in San Diego two runs seven hits for the Giants three home runs by but Padres in this game two T's hitting his 17th. On. Tommy Pham had his third and then Mitch Moreland hit his second. So back to back homeruns solidified the wind in the ninth inning. Ah, big loss, and I think it was kind of a hangover yesterday after that, the second game of the double hitter. When the Padres came up with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on the trend, Charism home run and it just took the life out of them today. They just didn't have any spark with their bats. They just couldn't get anything going. Ah, baserunning steal by Du Bon and the fifth there was a blunder. They're trying to go from 2nd and 3rd on his own. He got picked off a third and they only had a couple chances there in the eighth inning, but the baths were silent. They only had seven hits on the On the day belt had to used Rimsky had two floors had won and Durban had one. And that was it, So their offense kind of been stymied. It just looked really dead today that this just looked defeated before the game even started. So we could talk about that game because a lot of things have happened now since the Giants lost 6 to 2 There now. 29 30. They must win tomorrow. That's the first thing the Brewers lose or the Brewers wind and knocked at cards to 29 29. The Giants will win. They'll be forcing ST Louis to play a double hitter on Monday at Detroit. Then the cards have to drop both games for San Francisco to get in. It's a scenario the Giants are eliminated with the lost tomorrow automatically. So 1st 1st things first they need to win to Marjorie Smiley on the hill for the Giants. We still don't know who the Padres they're throwing out there. There might be a bullpen committee game that means nothing to them. The Giants need to put a win together somehow some way tomorrow and watch what happens. Milwaukee is playing ST Louis. They beat him today.
Harris mentions Indigenous people in DNC speech
"This is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez. The Keystone Excel pipeline hit a snag earlier this year when it's water crossing permit from the US, Army Corps of Engineers was vacated by federal judge the core ask the US Supreme Court to lift that order but the high court declined the fast track permit was a problem because it did not require extensive environmental review. Now, TC energy has applied to the core as well as the fish and Wildlife Service for permits that will undergo public scrutiny Victoria. Wicks has more Transcanada or TC. Energy has applied for permits the keystone xl pipeline under the Clean Water Act t C. as requesting those permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers and from state regulatory. Agencies in South Dakota Montana and Nebraska TC has also applied to the US fish and Wildlife Service for what's called an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act that allows the pipeline company to harm or destroy endangered or threatened species. If the destruction is incidental to the construction operation and maintenance of the Keystone Excel pipeline the species at issue is the American burying beetle in tripp county in South Dakota and four counties in Nebraska. The other permit application to the corps of Engineers allows the pipeline to cross more than seven hundred locations that would affect wetlands and water bodies in its public announcement. The court says it will balance the benefit of the pipeline against reasonably foreseeable harm the application to. The core covers clean water act requirements under section four, zero four. Another section for a one is regulated by states, Montana is holding its own hearings but South Dakota's Nebraska's are incorporated with the federal process deadline for public comment efficient wildlife is September sixteenth and deadline to the course September thirteenth the course says, after receiving comments, it will conduct public hearings and issue its findings later for national native news I'm Victoria wicks in rapid city south. Dakota Senator Kamala Harris accepted the Democratic Party nomination for Vice President Wednesday night and her speech to the. Democratic. National Convention Harris Mentioned Indigenous People twice once when talking about how cove in nineteen has disproportionately impacted people of Color and when talking about unity. With the Joe Biden. Presidential. Administration this week the DNC native American caucus has been rallying around the party's ticket touting the candidates knowledge of Indian country issues among backers or native American congresswomen, deb Holland, and cherise. David's here's David's speaking at an event earlier this week saying the upcoming election depends on putting people in office who are strong partners for native communities be heard it already, this is going to start with as electing vice president, Joe Biden until the White House and I know when elected vice president going to continue his commitment he's already been demonstrating it during his campaign, his Minton, the communities and I know he's going to ensure that the federal government upholds promises and obligations. Treaty. Treaty, obligations to Indian country in that native voices are going to be at the table they're to be. Heard in the ice levels of our government and. That's right now native participants of the Convention have discussed a number of Indian country issues from climate change to youth empowerment, messing and murdered indigenous people cove nineteen and the native vote. Thursday's the final day of the Convention, the native American Caucus will me and bite him. We'll take the stage to deliver a speech. The Cherokee nation has lost a treasured linguist among contributions. Durban feeling wrote the Cherokee. Dictionary. Helped get Cherokee syllabi on smartphones and developed language teaching materials feeling passed away this week at age seventy four. I'm Antonio, Gonzalez.
With Barcelona In Turmoil, What Does Messi Want?
"For some time now there's been turmoil inside the world's biggest soccer club. Has. Barcelona drops two points. There's no chemistry and this team I mean the really isn't news of mortem. Oh and just the last twenty four hours, six board members resigned caught up in the middle of it. All is the team superstar Lionel Messi. Is. Not Happy with the way that things are being handled. He's not happy with the club's right, so he now is coming out and saying so. Today, the Athletic Durban Corrigan joins us to talk about what's going wrong at Bursa. What messy has had to say about it? And why the shy superstar kid sometimes make things difficult. The problem is that if you go to messy and say, what do you want massive himself is able to articulate exactly what he wants.
"durban" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Rise and at a single hospital in the city of Durban dozens of health workers were infected with the virus and here's it approach to has been following this from his base in Nairobi and he's online with me now hater Hey now so give me a sense of the situation in South Africa overall it's a big country what's happening yes is so far the country has reported doubt more than eighteen hundred cases and eighteen deaths but the big debate right now is whether this lockdown will end as scheduled on April sixteenth president Cyril ramaposa is under intense pressure to ended because people are hurting this has halted the south African economy which by the way was already in recession before this pandemic and yesterday during a press briefing ramaposa defended the lockdown saying it was the right thing to do let's listen so the log down by all intents and purposes has been one of those important measures that we have used to save lives it's a painful but necessary he says well do we have a sense of whether the measures are working like it are the flattening the curve there I saw some of the early numbers we've gotten tell us that it has flattened the curve South Africa has taken inspiration from China and South Korea the lockdown very early they have conducted more than sixty thousand tests and they're aggressively contact tracing and quarantining but the epidemiologist I've spoken to worry that these measures will not be enough cases are still rising and just recently South Africa started testing people who were not travelers or contacts of people with the virus and the worry is that we'll start to see clusters of cases in the high density poor townships one epidemiologist I spoke to told me that South Africa should continue trying to contain the virus but they should also be preparing to deal with an onslaught let me ask you about this hospital that you've been reporting on forty eight health workers infected what is that seem more broadly about what's happening in hospitals in the country unions for health workers say that their members were not given personal protective equipment that's a clean that the government denies but this one hospital in Durban is not taking any more patients because the outbreak has hit their staff hard and this is a problem across the country one of the unions actually took the government to court over P. P. concerns and this really also points to one of the big worries on the continent that there is not enough PP to keep health worker safety that they will get sick or if they will just stop showing up to work which will make this pandemic much worse out here what's happening and I I know it's a big question because it's a big continent but what is happening continent wide yes we I mean it's a there's a lot including cases in south Sudan and Somalia to countries that are among the least equipped to handle an epidemic but on a lighter note no well there is one thing that we are all talking about it yesterday Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni came on TV and he chastised his citizens for exercising outside during their lockdown he said they could do that inside it he promised of video tutorial today and just so you get the picture Museveni is seventy five and he's usually hanging out on this farm with his Longhorns so we're all excited with this exercise video how will it involve like ground maybe an eighties headband whatever it is I am here for it and I expect no rushing you guys tonight I will NPR's eyder Peralta things either thank you know this is NPR news it's morning edition on WNYC coming up later on the show Joe Biden's place on the general election ballot was cemented yesterday Vermont senator Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign I cannot in good conscience continue about the campaign they cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us Sanders will not likely continue to have a big impact on the future of the Democratic Party however will have that story coming up in.
Amid virus, Congress' leaders resist call for remote voting
"The government's telling Americans to avoid crowds bigger than ten as the Senate opened yesterday's session there were eighteen people gather on the floor of the Senate including number two Senate Democrat Dick Durbin why are we here under the circumstances Durban's among those saying Congress needs to use technology to avoid big gatherings G. O. P. chief Mitch McConnell says the Senate will deal with social distancing without fundamentally changing the Senate rules rules requiring votes be cast in person on the house or Senate floors remote voting is a non starter for McConnell and according to those who've talked to work house speaker Nancy Pelosi yeah I will not be doing that Sager met Ghani Washington
Proposals To Ban Fracking Could Hurt Democrats In Key States
"Top Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren both call for a ban on fracking. This is the controversial technology that has helped create a major oil and gas boom which president trump often brags about on the campaign trail as voters in New Hampshire head to the polls today. NPR's Jeff Brady took a look at the debate over this divisive issue. Here's a message Bernie. Sanders was delivering even back during the 2016 campaign. We've got so put an end to that position. Is One reason. Olivia free. Wild was recently at the University of New Hampshire holding a clipboard and stopping students. Clementines I do. She's a volunteer with the New Hampshire Youth Movement and the Sunrise Movement which has endorsed Sanders. A student scrambled a class. I ask free. Walled about concerns than an anti fracking candidate could alienate moderate voters in the general election. She says she gets that that question. A lot especially from people in my parents generation. I just hear them being scared and I hear them not. Knowing the full scale tale of the crisis we're facing scientists warned that carbon emissions must be reduced quickly to avoid the worst effects of climate change for free walled and fellow activists. The solution and is a complete transition from fossil fuels. The oil industry has taken notice. We hear the noise. The energy debate of the chatter the American Petroleum Institute. TV Ad shows a millennial age man at a diner watching protesters in the street. Then it argues the oil and gas. The industry is part of the climate change solution to natural gas. The US is leading the way in reducing mission. That's true in the power. Our sector where natural gas is replacing carbon intensive coal fracking has made guest cheap and plentiful Mardi Durban with the US Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute says banning fracking would interrupt that progress and cost jobs that I five years. So you're going to lose. Nineteen million jobs around the country trie. That's based on a chamber. Study that predicts job losses well beyond oil and gas fracking ban supporters though. Imagine a much different future with a big big increase in renewable energy jobs. Durban and others in the oil industry aren't trying to change activists minds instead. They're focused on moderate and swing Ling voters. Who could decide the next election in a closely divided country. The middle of the electorate understands our needs for energy itself for it to be affordable for ought to be reliable and to clean. But there's a problem getting that message to moderate and swing voters now. Pollsters say they aren't really thinking about a candidate's climate. I'm it changed your energy policies. Mita Patel in suburban Philadelphia is a good example right now. She's undecided sure. Who is the other candidate that I'm comparing trump against Patel voted for trump in two thousand sixteen and Barack Obama before that asked about how a candidate's abuse on fracking will affect her choice. Tell says she's thinking more about the cost of health insurance now. That's the first thing because that does affect a lot more people people like energy and everything. It's going yes but everyday life is affected by health but in Pennsylvania natural gas is big business and trump won the state by less than a percentage point in two thousand sixteen democratic leaders worn a nominee that vows to ban fracking could lead to another trump. Win In this November. Jeffrey N._P._R.
"durban" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"To Durban heating and cooling dot com so graves the last several years you've had little excitement starting Reds baseball season as far as winning something and right now I have the sense that this is the most exciting season since twenty twelve including the bangles which job or if he can pitch it's even better but a guy can smoke and that's all that matters right I mean I think I think this is gonna be a fun year to just be at a Cincinnati yeah and in general whether you want happy yeah but rather be successful Thangals will get Joe burrow then what linemen AJ green wide receivers and linemen correct that's what we need I think so and Brady is signed with his offensive coordinator did not sign with the bangles he went to Caroline it with my friends low key Klay leaving in fact we had a blog and all the pictures of me and Luke we got to get those to you when the dog is done from being under construction will get it up yeah okay glee because I know he did Lockheed and let you don't look very happy about having to do this but at some point got to worry about your health in your body over money that's correct would you agree that's what Dale Earnhardt junior did Willie the step to step away correct concussions correct yep Rachel thank you thank you hopefully a major announcement either Friday or Monday about the blog yes we're hoping under construction bigger better than ever segment get me out of the stooge report well in honor of of the sun shining today in the tri state and shame on you as Nancy Pelosi handed out pans yesterday with their name on it after she signed the impeachment papers have you seen or doing this or that she did this is the guy that was standing behind her with the bags underneath the size who is that guy hello was it looks like it was a a sleep standing up well I mean Elliott yeah that they had on him you don't look quite right none of them do those are the leaders by the way yeah and they always smiles on their faces hold their hands up did you find it at the money or do the scissor dance in the back Nancy Pelosi in Adam Schiff for doing the scissor stance.
"durban" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"Whose voice was that that that sounds like the great American right there who will I forgot what he felt like it forgot what he sounds like he's been away from it let me hear that again Matt if you can please god bless America about so far one thank you so apparently he's love among the ninety percent of Americans adult Americans who's in favor of the legalization of marijuana that's what I would say that's what I would glean from that clip I think he's gonna shoot another missile off on tore Ron or some you're going to fire up another one Gary Jeff that is far lands for for smoking pot that's correct or crack Gary Jeff the astute your borders abroad service of a local tem star heating and air conditioning dealers time star quality you can feel it beautiful western hills gold derby heating cooling at five nine eight eighty four forty nine or go to Durban heating and cooling dot com I love working us I think that would be it I heard I love white castle that would be your cue to do sports I would guess course Shogo Akiyama introduced yesterday by the Reds gets a three year deal at no more tonight on US sports talk ridge president baseball operations Dick Williams special guests with lance starting at six oh five tonight can you say the name again of that Japanese player that we've hi Joe go Akiyama so was asking number four I did not know was it easy a pitcher I said no I don't believe he's a picture now feel differently yeah yeah and and major hitter I got enough pitchers they're the they're looking good there I heard him say that each row was one of his heroes that's correct and it for played for how many years between Japan and America was a twenty long time twenty seven years or so and wears Abby he played yeah I mean I think it was this guy thirteen one is going to die in Japan at field please as long as he does we'll have the next teacher here hello I'm five thousand hits and we can take down those Pete rose sites what the what I'll let you know yesterday after I was down there yesterday with the media throng for the lavish press conference the Reds put on right always do a great job Tom to Shia the famous sculptor of all the statues.
Slave trade remembrance concerns all humanity
"The history of the global slave trade concerns all humanity as has it impacts on modern societies according to the assistant director general for social and human sciences at the u._n. Cultural organisation unesco go now dr al-nashif was speaking to you and news ahead of the international day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition celebrated needed annually on the twenty third of august twenty five years ago unesco launch the slave route project resistance liberty heritage a landmark initiative if that helped break the silence rounding the slave trade and slavery and a komo began by asking nada alma chief about the impact of the project given the origins of unesco our foundation obviously with the u._n. System on the ruins of the second world war <hes> creating peace in the minds of men and women was the ultimate <hes> core of the constitution and the fact of ignoring and obscuring major historical <hes> events with something that we wanted to redress and this was the hidden history of course that unesco wanted to have societies come to terms comes with and we believe that much of the issues actually remain today <hes> what's happened twenty five years ago. I think the most significant achievements were having decided to pursue this in a scientific way. <hes> we chose a a concept of route because of the dynamic movement that's his implicit <hes> and i would say that we have managed to foster to raise a much bigger awareness of the ethical but also of the political socio economic the cultural consequences of this entire exchange of people in civilizations <hes> we have prompted home to the development of research universities publications of books <hes> many pedagogical materials films and of course this <hes> many many debates and public engagements <hes> so and i think by giving the slave rate this universal dimension <hes> we have made sure everyone everyone understands. This is not a partial history the history that concerns the whole of humanity and we need to <hes> to discuss it. Maybe if i can just add a <hes> two things was a main accomplishment of the project was the fact that <hes> it's contributed to the recognition of the slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity entity which is a specific category of crimes by the world conference against racism racial discrimination xenophobia in durban south africa two thousand and one <hes> and then also it allowed to advocate for the international decade for the people of african descent which is ongoing <hes> now <hes> and <hes> to which which we have many many attributes among them. I don't know if you've seen it but <hes> we contributed to the erection of a beautiful permanent memorial dedicated to the victims of the slave. They've trade inside the compound near the visitor's entrance one of these essential aspects of telling the history of slavery. It's not forget it so it's not repeated what lessons can be learned more. Specifically amongst the use wendy are exposed to the history of slavery and slave trade. Unfortunately as i said many of all of these issues are recurring and so it is very important for us at young people understand the caroline. <hes> as i said this is about freedom. It's about human rights. It's about dignity <hes> and it's about the culture of emancipation and what we want to do is make sure that young people in particular understand how we can see memory in a positive way i mean despite all the pain that is in memory and the healing that has to happen <hes> we want to turn this into a constructive pivots for young people to know what must not happen again and i think fighting thing racism in particular is a very important part of what we do so <hes> some things is for example making sure that people understand that these <hes> <hes> now. We have things that we call sites of memory. It's bringing everything to the surface and especially investing. I think for young people into understanding this as part of cultural social heritage we have now a label which was created in two thousand and thirteen cool site of memory associated with the slave roots and we have excuse of memory in africa and south america north america europe indian ocean and the caribbean we have produced resource books for example food and the handbook for new approaches in interpreting and representing slavery in museums again. There is a lot of exchange. Now and young people are participating participating from the perspective of cultural expression <hes> about how we represents this issue in these public domains all of that is very important and maybe <hes> maybe finally under this thing. There are many cultural creative activities that we enjoy today that come from the resistance of those who were enslaved slave. I wanna talk about jazz reggae hip hop kappa wera <hes> and i think these are all methods through which we reach younger the people <hes> more more intimately. I think and more profoundly what do you think it's the role of the artists specifically in with the healing the pain that comes with this period of history well. I think artists have a remarkable obviously for for for unesco cultural expression is a core commitment but it's also a corps belief <hes> in the sense that we rely not on our artists so we have a fantastic coalition of artists who've been working with us <hes> on the general history of africa including understanding slavery in fact for <hes> today marcus miller the great jazz artists recorded according to the message for us <hes> his voice is an easy amplification of the messages. You know so we have material. We have the scientific evidence. Don't we have this study but the artists in their own creativity. I think can reach a much wider audience <hes> so that's in the sense of music and art but also these new issues that we're trying for example the concepts of tourism of memory you you know the idea is to help develop a tourism <hes> which helps to sensitize visitors to various countries around the world where there's already a lot of movement and we we are trying to rely on artistic insights as to how to make those experiences more accessible to ordinary people <hes> and i think this is all a very big role was for artists who have been very very generous in extending their support to us <hes> four events or advocacy mainly as the until reaching out to many many parts of the population. Can you talk a little bit onto obstacles encountered and <hes> what our future prospects of the project the difficulties of course are the fact that it took a long time for us to <hes> billions the body of knowledge we have an international scientific committee tea and it took time of course to build these specialists that who come from very different backgrounds and regions <hes> in fact they are this scientific the committee meeting today in china and then on where we launched the original project so <hes> you know when we met for the first time the project was conceived conceived in one thousand nine hundred ninety four in bene- it was widow and we have an event today in rita to commemorate that <hes> but <hes> ah the subject matter one of the challenges of course it's subject matter is very sensitive. It is very emotive. It is <hes> deeply deeply psychological. It is traumatic. <hes> so the notion of bridging conversations of facilitating the exchange exchange is very very complicated. We were in a meeting in virginia last year where the estates monticello president lincoln and so on are very active in the issue issue of reparations now but to get to that you have to come to tom <hes> with the legacy itself first of all and another another challenge is the acceptance of the recognition so we had someone come from for example the university of wisdom which is just understanding now that many of the oldest most wealthy families bristol made their money from the slave trade so the accountability <hes> understanding <hes> <hes> how this approach needs to be sensitive but very clear <hes> because it is about human dignity she and the end is very very complicated <hes> and then i think what we'd like to do you need to link to the fight against racism and discrimination because there are many new forms of enslavement and exploitation. I mean it's it's milt true <hes> that this is something of the past i think until the mid ninety s we thought of slavery as a thing of the past but we now understand from the human rights campaigners from many ngos there are many forms of contemporary slavery that still exists and there are many governments still working on anti slavery <hes> and i think this is a little bit the the future what we'd like to do is to understand given this relevant how we can really <hes> further. I think popularize is knowledge and focus for example on initiatives that helped cities to develop philip affirmative action policies how we can work with lawmakers to repair or correct historical distortions <hes> and how we can really <hes> put together coalitions of people who are committed to making a change in the spirit of the poor commitments commitments set any of the united nations but the broader community to human rights in this day and age. We believe that the burning issues that we face in today's the world if you read the headlines just today in fact the new york times <hes> this morning <hes> has an article on what they're calling sixteen nineteen projects which examines the legacy of slavery in america just today but if you look at equity <hes> development human rights cultural pluralism dialogue reconciliation conciliation most of all prevention. I think <hes> what some people have called the black hole in history. <hes> this is what we are dedicated zip through. This is why we have this international day to remind everyone and we look forward to close cooperation across the globe to make this really a marker of never again.
UN Chief: AIDS is far from over
"Sense that winning the battle against AIDS is a done deal has been slowing progress on reducing new H._I._V. Infections and in reality. It's far from over according to the chief of the U._N.. Agency dedicated located to tackling the virus and what's more Gunilla Carlsson the acting executive director of Human AIDS says if we forget about people at risk such as intravenous drug users men who have sex with men and sex workers we will not solve the problem with the rise of new H._I._V.. Infections affections in an interview with you a news. She said although world leaders had signed up for an AIDS free generation by twenty thirty. If we don't walk the talk we might not get that Miss Nelson spoke to this graffiti. I think that there is this notion as if AIDS eights is over and it's not we still see an increase in new infections and we are still having seven hundred seventy thousand AIDS related death in two thousand eighteen so it's far from over and I think the complacency seeing the feeling like this is done that has slowing down progress that we actually have done in the world it also illustrates a precarious picture with some countries making gains while in others new H._I._V.. Infections and AIDS related deaths are on the rise. Can you speak to that where we see progress. It's good but it's not fast enough and the investments and the interest needed should be accelerated. I think because we know what helps and what can make a difference and that's when we put communities at the center. Boy That is when we we really try to address those people at risk where we see an increase in infections it is where they are lack of protection where there are no rights where there are no access to treatment and care yeah we are there happened to be discrimination and perhaps sometimes criminalization whether it's a lot of stigma and in some parts of the world new infections are especially rising in key populations six workers men having sex with men people living in prisons people injecting drugs transgender amber partners and if they are excluded I mean they stand globally for fifty four percent of the new infections in the world so if we tend to forget about people at risk we will not solve the problem with the rise of new HIV epidemic these people at risk because of stigma and discrimination. They're still being marginalized also with regard to prevention services. How can that be addressed? I think to have a good discussion around around H._I._V.. That this is about sixty it is about a virus that can be treatable and preventable and I think also if we are trying to shy away from it and hide it we're also losing a big bulk of the young populations and still too many kids are dying of AIDS related deaths due to that they don't have access to treatment so it is a complex issue but it's getting even more complex and dangerous if we are hiding away from and that's why the stigma and the risk of people hiding eating because they feel ashamed is also something that we have to address. This is nothing to be ashamed about. I think at sometimes even more than just being ashamed some people are afraid to mention it because they can be stigmatized and even violently hurt. That's also why. I'm admiring a lot of these young people than I do me too and I'm traveling so I was outside Durban in a little village call him lassie and I met with a nineteen year old lady called Ziva and her mother Potiskum. Both of them are HIV positive and this nineteen year old. She was not hiding away from it. She said I'm H._I._V.. Positive she was talking about this with her friends and the likelihood in that region because now we're talking about South Africa in KwaZulu Natale all were up to one fourth of the young girls below twenty five years carry the virus it is a huge epicenter as there are brave people in the communities start to talk about it. It can also normalize it in one way and then make sure show that people have access to treatment that they know how to protect themselves not spreading the virus and that is also part of where we have to have a good global discussion around this but the risk for many many others to hide and not disclose. I think it is because the the communities the environment on not helpful enough we have to end that we have to end stigma and discrimination. I know in South Africa L._G._B._T.. Rights enshrines in the constitution but in many countries it's illegal so I would imagine that many people if they're H._I._V.. Positive and they're not supposed to be gay to start off with so how do they get to this point. That is a problem when you have laws that discriminate against certain sexual identity entity or where you're not allowed to have access to services. I must say that there are countries that still have it in their laws but from a humanitarian and from a health perspective or making it possible for example gay men and transgender. People to access services and healthcare but that's not everywhere we spoke about South Africa South Africa's very progressive they have seen a decline both in new infections and AIDS related deaths since twenty ten so they are addressing it fully fully but not at the speed enough and they are having a full-fledged approach but many other countries are exactly as you said they are discriminating and that means also that it's very hard for those individuals to access treatment in time according to the report Howard Children Faring I think we failing the children in two thousand eighteen. There were seven hundred seventy thousands AIDS related death. Still I think many people doesn't understand that it still a health threat but one hundred thousand of them where kids below fifteen years and about half of the kids of the world that are living with HIV are not having access to treatment they diagnosed or they don't even know some of them are diagnosed. Some of them don't even know there has been a huge success when transmission mission to mother-to-child an understanding preventable programs but still it's not enough and that's why we are talking and the leaders of today have signed up to an AIDS free generation by twenty thirty and I think if we are not working the talk we you might not get there. That's why AIDS at this period of time in this global update are actually sounding the alarm bell. The report also points out that available resources for H._i._V. is drastically falling. Why is that and what will be the impact? Many reasons for example that global donor community have many other challenges as well and money for development cooperation and foreign aid is kind of drying up what we also have seen that it's a D. investments in the HIV response to early so in two thousand eighteen the available resources declined by one billion U._S. dollars and that there is a huge financial gap now why seven billion newest honoring total and at the same time the domestic stick resource mobilisation that the capacities for countries themselves with high epidemics have not enough resources and systems to carry on the treatment programs. The donor community now really has to think about successes made and don't D- Invest Invest too early because this is something where we really can say that we made a difference there is a good economics also in doing more to ending AIDS Global Health Threat by twenty thirty but it will need resources on all levels you have recently stated the urgent need to increase political leadership in order to end aids. How can that help and how can it be done? We see politically have to be more understandable that AIDS is not over and perhaps also talk about sex to talk about relations to talk about not discriminate and also to stop violence against women and girls that is also part of what's driving the epidemic and that is what I call political leadership so talk about the reality and to put H._I._V. Into a context because it's not only about fighting a virus it is actually about changing society and that's why we are so happy to work with the communities and give voice to those that knows how to change that trends. In two thousand thirteen you served alongside Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and David Cameron and others on the Advisory Board for the Post Twenty fifteen developments agenda. What was the H._I._V.? AIDS situation like back then as compared to now we discussed is that not abandoned the Millennium Development Goals because they were unfinished business on the role of women in development and especially those that H._i._v. was not over and it should be inherited into the sustainable development goals so that's why we now have a big agenda where we have still the promised to end aids as a global health threat. It's still there and we know that we can do that. When we also spoke about these issues it was about the role of women in society society? I really feel sad to know that six thousand two hundred adolescent girls and young women are infected every week and they are phone available because it's also part of an equal power relations. It is about sex it's about violence. Sometimes it's about lack of resources it's about nonconsensual sex and we spoke at that commission a lot about addressing the needs and the roles of these young people in this society is is to give them voice to give them power and to be part of development but when we see the increase of new infections H._i._v. in these groups we have to say that we are not doing good enough on all levels and also to make sure that we can end this figures but we have to do better actually hosa deputy secretary general I mean Mohammed was part of this commission. We also spoke about violence against women and it is not only about mass violence. It's not only about rape. It's also about domestic violence so there are many reasons.
"durban" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Could be became part of national life with its own unique traditions one of the traditions is that the race changes direction. Every so this year will be up run as we call it from Durban to Peter marriage. Big you climb all the way. But the very first comment was down run from Maritz to Devon. The start starts with a cool crow the whole country watches the race either at the side of the road. If you haven't lived down there or on television, and it's twelve hours of live television. You really understand how mind boggling that is because most of those twelve hours just twelve hours of people walking the front hundred maybe athletic, and they run the hallway men and women. But after that, it's ordinary people struggling through to the finish. So just how tough is it? Then the distance alone would be a massive challenge. But the hills talking about three to four kilometers in length in Chunga just after halfway in Chunga means blade of a knife in Zulu. So you can understand this describes the statements of the hill. And then right at the end up run hill putty shorts and that is just over my long, but incredibly steep, and you've run fifty miles as you started. And I want to put listeners off. Squeamish? But if you lucky you've only lost three toenails, and you hanging in comrades did not escape the political history of South Africa under apartheid black those wurley allowed to compete from nineteen seventy five initially in the insulting catch agree of foreign athletes. The following year the police shot dead at least one hundred and seventy six people in the.
"durban" Discussed on Biz Talk Radio
"Walk once again to investor's edge. I am Gary kaltbaum your host. Thanks for being with us today. The socialist party sucks. Pelosi schumer. And the rest Durban. The list goes on and on. Gary, then socialists. Oh, yes. They are Esco. We're not socialist. But what do you believe in? What do you mean? Higher taxes? More rules. More regulations were fees. More finds more mandates carbon tax. Government control, the socialists every one of them. Tell you what's interesting to me. Well, as you know, I measure all of them by the fact that twenty two trillion in debt, and that's why I hate them. All and that's why I'm no fan of Trump. Conservative. Donald Trump came in and race federal spending two hundred and fifty to three hundred billion a year with him McConnell and Ryan. And Ryan skedaddle so gone. We'll be working on Wall Street and become a lobbyist make big bucks. Just like Eric cantor? That other yachts did. These were people I depended on these these conservative Republicans that cared about debt and deficits. And the future the long term future this country that federal spendings out of control, and they all lie to you. Trump light to you McConnell light to Ryan IT. You the Republican party light to you? Forget the socialists. They just suck. What had my interest today? Was. And worry. The socialist met with Donald Trump in the White House today to try and fix up this government shutdown. Which is not a government shutdown. Of course, only in our government, a shutdown. Is not a shutdown shutdown. And I want you to think about this. You know, I call myself vista logic. Because I am the most logical man in the world, you do know that right? It just logic. Simple. L O G. I see..
Dell shareholders back return to the public market
"We're taking a look at sales returned to the public markets in two thousand thirteen the computer company quit the NASDAQ in a controversial twenty four billion dollar buyout. But now five years later and after a fierce fight among some key shareholders. Michael Dell's technology company is set to listen to the new York Stock Exchange are US editor of the lex column. Sajida in that talks to Amy keen about what's bringing the company back to the public market. And why some shareholders resisted the deal? So G starts with what prompted Michael Dell to take his company private just a few years ago. So dull, obviously, it was the famous stop. He c- maker Michael Dell started the company in the eighties. When he was a college student and his dorm room at Texas. It was hot company for a really long time. But say ten years ago, you know, the PC became much less important smartphones were here, the the iphone and the like, and so he ended up spending like fifteen billion dollars between twenty ten and twenty twelve trying to turn delicacy off company, a much broader tech company, the market hated that. It's down shares like twenty five percent between twenty ten and twenty twelve and around the same time he had met this guy. Egon Durban who was a private equity investor to firm called Silverlake, which is a Silicon Valley based buy out firm, which is quite prominent both in Silicon Valley and in Wall Street and doing these buyouts, and they happen to be neighbors in a Wii. And so they had the idea that they could take Dell private buy out the public shareholders, and then reinvent this company and private so through the course of twenty thirteen the announced the deal and. By the end twenty thirteen they were able to tail private at a twenty four billion dollar valuation is very controversial a bunch of shareholders protested because they thought Michael Dell was a CEO, and he knew things that no one else did. And if he's buying why should we selling? But ultimately, they're all able to push the deal through and Dell became a private company in late. Twentieth. Thirteen and so if you fast forward five years Dell is going to be coming back to the public markets. What's changed? What happened over this period? Yeah. So the whole plan was to turn around and reinvent the company, which they did very dramatically Silverlake is a private equity firm. And so they have investors who are pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds and endowments who after five seven ten years want their money back. So it's natural for companies that go private like delta to relist again. And so what they've done in the last five years is that they really did till it turn del into this like one stop shop for corporate IT department. So they bought most prominently EMC, which is a tech data vendor for sixty seven billion dollars. They offload. A divisions that didn't fit anymore, and they've turned into this company that really can go up against Cisco HP and IBM and companies like that Sajid in order for Dow to have the backing to list again this time in the new York Stock Exchange, they company needed shareholder support. Can you walk us through what led to the vote that took place on Tuesday places start with that as we have to go back to the EMC deal, which happened 2016 EMC was a sixty seven billion dollar company. Dell was big it was perhaps thirty forty billion. Maybe at the time twenty five something like that. So it was private. So we don't actually know what the valuation was. But the point is he was much bigger. And so two by all of EMC offered their shareholders to things that gave them twenty three dollars per share in cash and the gave them a piece of paper called tracking stock to track. Another company called VM ware VM where was majority owned by EMC was also listed. So eighty percent of this company that was listed was owned by EMC Dell couldn't afford to buy all that for cash. And so they said, you know, what will give you this piece? The paper called tracking stock in VM ware, and it will reflect our interest in this company VM ware, and it should trade roughly in line with with VM ware. And so this piece of tracking stock which was publicly listed or traded called deviant t was created UNC shareholders got it. And for the last two years. It has traded has gone up quite a bit. The problem is it's always triggered a sharp discount to the pure VM ware stock big del wanted to go public again. And so the way to do that was not a traditional IPO where they just go out and sell shares of Delon people by that in like an under written offering what they wanted to do was take Dell shares a private and then swap it with Devi shareholders who would get the new Dell paper and through that transaction. Dell would again be public company. The problem was how do you actually value DVD, and that has been the fight for the last six months, let's say it's been particularly contentious who are some of the key sort of people fighting. It's interesting TV. Mt. Is like this weird security. VM ware is hard to understand. So not survey. Rising Lee its biggest investors have been hedge fund. So most prominently call icon had a big stake Elliott, the very high profile hedge fund that gets in these kind of fights. Was there a bunch of other kind of brand name twins were involved in the Soza a fight really between for the last six months to throughout the terms of this reverse merger IPO between these big hedge funds, and then Silverlake sedans had the benefit over these last few years of not having to answer to the public markets not having to release quarterly earnings. How's it looking like, it's gonna trait? That's a great question. So part of the fight that's gone on with this VM ware. Tracking stock called Devi MTA has been there's really two issues around it one VM ware. Let's say one hundred and fifty dollars per share company. The tracking stock has traded say around one hundred or one hundred and five so thirty forty percent discount. So the whole of that tracking stock one want to be made whole sort of get a value that approaches at one fifty the other half of the fight in the more complicated. Fight is a big portion of this. Deal is in this del stock which is suddenly going to be public. How much is that worth since it's private there's a big disagreement on how much that is worth. The delta worth quite a bit. The hedge funds have been skeptical. And so that was really the core kind of fight that just got resolved a came up with a clever mechanism to sort that out. But if you look at the actual numbers, and where Dell's going to trade at least initially the Cordell business businesses, not going to trade at a very high multiple. And so Michael Dell who was frustrated five years ago about his valuation is probably going to be frustrated now again, and so the question is do shareholders publisher holders now mutual funds, and the like do they kind of Dopp his vision on how Dell is going to really compete in this new IT market that they've been remade. And they're right up there with Cisco, and Microsoft, and the others or is this going to be thought of as a slow growth business that has this corporate governance problem with private equity firm who still there and Michael Dell who have super voting shares? We're going to take advantage of us. So the real question is now. Hey, the public. They got this deal done our daily at the benefit of the doubt or not. All All right. right. Thank Thank you. you.
Trump now says he accepts intelligence community's findings after Putin meeting
"And MLS number thirty thirty facing bipartisan criticism for his performance at a summit with Russia's. Vladimir Putin President Trump says he, misspoke, at their joint news. Conference of men to say he saw no reason why it was not Russia that interfered. In the two thousand sixteen elections at the White House, this afternoon the president also told reporters he supports the intelligence community findings about Russian cyber-attacks totally clear and saying that and. I've said this many times I accept our, intelligence, communities conclusion that Russia's meddling in the two thousand. Sixteen election to replace other people also he again denied, that his, campaign had colluded in the, effort Bill Cameron has Senator dick Durbin take on. Trump's claim he misspoke, Durbin took to the floor of the Senator called Trump's claiming simply misspoke a damage, control event you demand at, Trump release a transcript. Of Secret to our meeting with Putin and he ended this demand President. Donald Trump can no longer refuse to disclose his. Income tax returns he did it throughout. The campaign is refused to make disclosure sense we need to know his financial. Relationship with Russia and the oligarchs of Ladimir Putin there has to be more to the story than we know today and it's. Time for this president to, come clean Durban and also Chicago congressman Mike Quigley, are also demanding more federal. Aid to help the election agencies across the country guard against Moore Russian meddling Bill Cameron WLS AM eight Cook County judge is setting a. September, trial date for Jason Van Dyke the.
South Africa: Hawks Investigate 'Elements of Extremism' in KZN Mosque Attack
"Indeed that's isabel hilton editor of china dialogue is what else we keeping an eye on today the us has imposed sanctions on six people in three companies it says have ties to iran's elite military force the revolutionary guard corps meanwhile the iranian oil minister says that the us decision to quit a multinational nuclear deal would not affect tehran's oil exports in south africa police are hunting for three attackers who slit the throat of an imam and starved and seriously injured two other people that ashir mosque in a town just north of durban yesterday the sailors also set fire to the mosque before escaping in a getaway vehicle and bob look for eurovision funds in china the european broadcasting union the ep is barred mango tv one of china's most popular channels from broadcasting the popular song contest after it blurred rainbow flags and sensiti twos during the first semifinal on tuesday mongo also decided not to air performances by the irish and albanian entries the be used justified the ban by saying the censorship was not in line with its values of diversity this is the globalist stay tuned.
Public Health Experts Criticize Trump’s Proposal to Seek Death Penalty for Drug Traffickers
"The allstate showcase studio we are going to send it to news now right at this moment it is one am and this is chicago's very own seven twenty wgn chicago if you have a smart speaker just say play wgn radio on tune in again one o'clock at here's rob martier senator dick durbin pushing back against the us attorney general telling prosecutors to pursue the death penalty for drug related crimes durban was at a hearing of the senate judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism and says the opioid crisis does not discriminate i've been all over the state of illinois there is no county to rural or small there's no suburb to wealthy to avoid the opioid epidemic and with laced lacedin it is deadly absolutely deadly i've never heard anyone say that they can look at a pill and determine whether federal is included the hearing entitled defeating nola dressing the deadliest drugs fueling the opioid crisis addressed the opioid epidemic across the country and the trump administration's push to increase criminal penalties for federal traffickers to chicago men imprisoned after convictions resulting from the actions of corrupt police sergeant again face drug charges ben bakers drug conviction was overturned the charges against him dropped in two thousand sixteen after he'll edged he was framed by former sergeant ronald watts tomorrow lewis served five years in prison on a drug conviction the forty five year old baker faces four federal counts of distributing heroin thirtythreeyearold lewis now charged with a single count of selling heroin as thousands of national guard troops deployed to the mexico border us attorney general jeff sessions brought his tough stance on immigration enforcement to new mexico or a group of southwest border sheriffs were meeting sessions ticked off stories about smugglers being caught with opioids and cocaine at the us mexico border and legal loopholes that have encouraged more immigrants to make the journey facebook ceo mark zuckerberg things regulation of his company is inevitable but still came to capitol hill prepared to defend against proposals he thought went too far in two days of congressional testimony though he rarely had to some legislators touted their proposals for privacy protections but acknowledged there's no consensus on capitol hill on how to proceed following the cambridge analytica scandal that broke last month wgn sports final game of the series between.