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"east africa" Discussed on WTOP
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Fresh "East Africa" from Bloomberg Daybreak Europe
"She talked about how politicians have been too squeamish about being smeared as racist in her words by not talking about migration she talked about the hurricane of migrants that would be coming to the UK and she herself is of Indian origin her her parents migrated to the UK from East Africa so that has been clear that the language is certainly ratcheting up at the science section Michelle Donlon railing against oak scientists that got a lot of attention so certainly some perhaps US style language and does seem very divisive Caroline the questions around you mentioned there the the Conservative Party conference so far being quite light on policy you've been speaking to a lot of the business groups the over past few days about what they want to see in terms of policy I mean what are the most notable absences I suppose given that we haven't had that many announcements well they want long -term thinking they want delivery and there is a level of frustration you can detect and yet also the need to be even -handed you know you think about the big business lobbies in the UK the Confederation of British Industry we spoke to this week one of the export associations we spoke to this week they want to give everybody a fair hearing but you can sense that there is a question mark about the tone of conference this which is policy light and and not that enthusiastic it's not packed people are walking around the floor here and we were commenting yesterday that it's more the pace of a museum shop it would seem or perhaps you know there's not the excitement that we are perhaps expecting from the party conference at the weekend but all all business people say you know they want policy they want clarity in terms of policy they don't want to see big changes and they want industrial policy to be clear certainly in the net -zero issue is also worried a lot of business leaders yeah understandably i think given that idea of wanting policy certainty which seems to come up as a theme in many of the conversations that you've been having there at the Conservative Party conference Caroline for now thank you very much more from Caroline throughout the the day on bloomberg radio and of course at bloomberg uk politics podcast as well where you can hear some of the conversations conversations that Caroline has been having with those business leaders but also some of the leading conservative MPs as well for now thank you very much let's turn to u s politics now the speaker kevin mccarthy has been removed from his position after a rebellion by hardliners within his own republican party plunges congress into an internal power struggle as it faces key deadlines on avoiding a government shutdown and and approving more aid for ukraine let's get more now from bloomberg's jill decis on this story jill great to have you with us kevin mccarthy is gone from the position says he won't run again who could replace him so there's a few names in mind steven as we kind of reach this very unprecedented in historical situation first of all remember that congress essentially is uh... kind of calling for recess at this point will reconvene on october eleventh and ultimately decide who may be next but i think the front runner at this point is the second ranking republican uh... in the house that steve school use of louisiana at this point and he's got the backing of matt gates who's ultimately uh... the rap who called this boat at two house mccarthy in the first place at school uses a is pretty popular but also kind of comes from more of that establishment line of thoughts that might not be something that's necessarily desired in an incredibly politically tumultuous environment where mccarthy was ultimately ousted with the of help a lot of very republican hardliners who weren't happy with the government shutdown deal uh... it's just the stopgap deal that he made with democrats over the weekend the other thing that's a challenge of it for school uses that he's currently receiving some pretty serious medical treatment this point gates and said that that shouldn't preclude him but ultimately uh... you know it's just a consideration uh... among some of the other options here you've got a GOP with tom emory he's uh... from minnesota and then you've also got elisa phonics she's a representative from new york who is the GOP's fourth in command as she's a pretty big full -throated donald trump loyalist though i'm not not sure how well that's going to play with some in the republican party who are a bit more moderate then you see a lot of these hardliners here but i think the bottom line here steven is that this is an incredibly open race which of course you know leads us to think what's happening to policymaking in the meantime is is as congress now focuses on electing the speaker yeah i mean i think that at this point steven at some it's it's pretty obvious that it's going to be very very difficult to get a lot done it already was pretty difficult to get a lot done i i think that i'm you know even when you have this temporary deal to avert an immediate government shutdown over the weekend and that was a came as i think a little bit of a surprise to some but ultimately we only have until november to actually get another deal done and i'm not really sure how likely that's going to be especially when whoever the new house speaker coming in is there going to be under even more pressure especially from these republican hardliners to avoid making any sort of deals that offer up more funding big uh... points of the sticking points contention that they have with republicans research excuse me with democrats so i think that at this point it is going to be very difficult to see any kind of uh... uh... of a big shift in governance of course that the looming deadlines that's day u s government serve going to be facing is the potential of another shutdown and only just over a month away yes it's really coming up very very soon i think that at this point we're going to have to see whether uh... you know we actually get somebody in place who's going to be able to strike some of those even deals if you look at mccarthy who was able to strike a deal with democrats over the averting the government shutdown in the short term uh... it's ultimately republican hardliners to oust him from his speakerships so it's yes it's a very very tricky line to watch especially as i said when it comes down to matters over funding in ukraine which could be a bit very much a sticking point for whatever spending packages ultimately passed but i think it's just there's it's a long road to and i think it's going to be a really really long uh... is six weeks or so before we get to that next deadline november seventeenth okay justice thank you very much for bringing us the latest on that story around u .s. politics we bring you the news throughout the day here on bloomberg radio but now you can hear the latest news on demand whenever you wanted subscribe to bloomberg news now to get the latest headlines at the click of a button you can listen and subscribe to bloomberg news now on the bloomberg business app bloomberg dot com or apple spotify or wherever else you get your podcast still ahead on bloomberg daybreak we'll bring you our interview with the bridgewater associates founder ray dalio and why he's preferring cash to bonds right now stay with us for that this is bloomberg yeah bloomberg radio on demand and in your podcast feed on the latest edition the of bloomberg business week podcast conversation with garvin j bush co -founder and cio of green alpha advisors on esg and new economy investing esg i view and opinions definitely do differ on this but i view it as bringing some of the elements of thinking about sustainability or other subjects that are important to people such as justice such as gender equality such as dei in general into the investment equation in a way that's in my opinion pretty incremental uh... pretty relative like a lot of the issue from including you know you mentioned blackrock uh... will will do uh... uh... sorting survey of oil and gas companies and put the greenest well that's good as far as it goes
"east africa" Discussed on The Crypto Conversation
"In East Africa, Rwanda, where I'm based or perhaps in the broad communities in New Zealand. What staking impacts taking does is it says, well, actually, how about I get my principal back after three years and I'll give you alternate staking returns. And so that idea that you're not giving away your principle acts as an incentive, I think, for people to try it, really. And I think the charities that are looking to try and solve complex problems over the long term. Can use this as a tool to say, look, support us for three years, but then get your money back at the end of that. And so what you're losing here is the opportunity cost. And I think that that means that people are seeing that people are really interested in that model. And it means that the donor will be interested and the charities and organizations doing good work are very much focused on how they make their work appealing to donors and relevant and viable. And again, I think in climate change, the idea that you're running nodes and your planting trees with the staking returns over a longer period of time. Rather than simply one tree one time. And as an organization, organizations like freedom can build your virtual forest with all this data. Means that I think impacts taking sits in an existing ecosystem of people trying to drive social outcomes in climate change inequality in building new infrastructure. And I think this is just a new tool. I don't think there's any silver bullet to it or it's the only thing that matters, but it's a useful tool. It's kind of money pipe that can flow long term. And I think that we see that adoption and interest across the piece, right? Yeah, I think that makes sense certainly a story to tell a narrative to unfold and certainly does seem the way the way the world is heading. We talked a bit about Ethereum, JD, but you launch nodes also provides node hosting and staking services for some other blockchains as well. Yeah. Yeah, yeah, we do. We do for ranging from cardano tezos, Solana. Avalanche and cosmos and a whole bunch of others. And actually, we have got really great experience and it's been fantastic learning about those blockchains through business clients and institutional clients. Because again, the difference and why it's why we've been useful to our clients is because they've wanted to own the infrastructure. They want to learn about those blockchains. They want to understand the IP. They don't simply want to just hand over money and then expect to financial outcome. And because of that, it allows us to work with engineering teams and support them and lighten their load. And also see the maturity of chains evolve. Over the years, I think that it is good to see that chains are evolving in terms of the quality of the software that they're producing the software development life cycle, the practices, the frequency of the releases, the stability of those releases, and what I kind of think it's a little bit like is seeing these different kids, you know, learn to walk and crawl and run at different rates and having different talents, and we have built on all blockchains and I've built on them since 2014 and got very excited about things like neo and EOS and to name but a few. And one of the problems I think has been for some of these is that once you get an ICO and your development team are each worth $50 million each. Coming in on Monday morning and having donuts for everyone to start getting excited about what features they're going to deliver this week and how many development points they're going to get done. I think it's a bit tricky. And so the heuristics of what has happened with a lot of these checks in terms of the enormous amounts of hype and profits and money that's been made has kind of software development at the back burner a little bit. And in this kind of winter crypto winter, it's good to see people being able to focus on building and doing that hard work. Yeah, I mean, look, you've kind of answered the question already JD, but you know what, is there a kind of evaluation process you go through when you add a new chain to launch nodes, bearing what you've just said? Yeah, I mean, I think we want to enable. So we've got, I think, at the top 15 coins we offer by default and there's a pretty standard price list and a model for those. But I think I'm not opposed to the idea that there's a new chain. It's got utility and someone wants to invest in it. It's a previous state chain, obviously we don't work with proof of work change. We will look at it, we'll consider it will understand its makeup and what it's trying to do and allow our clients to run nodes on their own infrastructures to support that. And I think that's really important. And I think we are partnering with companies like volcanics who are really, really serious players in the cryptographic space to combine the key management and process workflow around keys for cosmos chains. And combining that with us providing the nodes. And so I think what's Ethereum has run a long way ahead in terms of the quality of tooling, the development community and the maturity of their software development process. Anyone who's trying to build useful working software and get it into production has my support and launch nodes will support anyone who wants nodes to decentralize their blockchain. Very nicely said, all right, well as we start to finish off JD, you know, just, I don't know what's coming up, but how do you see launch nodes evolving over the next few years and what are you working on? What are you excited by? Well, I think Andy, it's interesting because I think that our model of staking solo is taking has not been fashionable over the past two years in this lock in period. I think people have been more like, I don't care. I'm not going to get the profits anyway. I'm just going to give it to, you know, whether it's lido, whether it's taking as a service provider, I get my 4% and I don't have to worry about it. I think Shanghai is something that really is a, it's another really big and important shift in what Ethereum is. The capital that comes into it. And the different tooling and ecosystem services that are going to be around it. And the idea of staking when you've got 32 or multiples of data to Ethereum and it not being on your own infrastructure and you're not being able to access that ecosystem natively of different services and choices. Of how you were on what infrastructure you run your nodes, what
"east africa" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Its 40th anniversary after starting as a catering and logistics business in the 1980s. It has transformed into one of the most recognizable brands in the Middle East. Comes as the property and rental prices in the UAE surge founder Hussein sichuanese joins us around the set now. Sam, thank you for making time and what I know is a very busy schedule as we get to the end of 2022. The max journey has been nothing short of phenomenal of the last few decades. What is the vision that you have at the moment in terms of bringing a bigger diversification into the company given that in the past, you kind of lived from property cycle to property cycle? Yeah, it's been interesting for these as you appreciate. Thank you very much for hosting me. We have started in the catering. We bought insurance company. We sold we did a lot of number of acquisitions. Today, definitely the property companies, the biggest piece of the group, we have bought Roberto cavalli, which were very, very proud and growing the company and has been success. Going forward is still we're going to focus on delivering top quality luxury apartments, velas, communities to our customers around the world. We are very excited about our project in Miami. We want to develop one of the highest quality products in the world and the south side. And we are quite growing in the data center. That's our new baby. Well, let's just expand a little bit on the new baby. We'll come up with a high surprise increase from just a moment. The print team will be waiting for those headlines. But the new baby, just how big can let's say the oversized size of the property business be and the data business, how big can that be? Are they are they is it a $1 billion business? What size can data be? Probably looking at investing more than a $1 billion. We're looking at Middle East Africa and Asia. And as you appreciate the data center, it's very CAPEX heavy industry. So each megawatt costs you about $10 million. So if you want to put a hundred megawatts, that's a $1 billion. Let's say shift to your bread and butter, which is Dubai property. I spoke earlier to zina risk, and Dubai hasn't really been tested by significantly higher interest rates. How is 2023 going to be for Dubai property? I think Dubai position is self now really, really unique city. And the bad news is that a lot of problems around the world, especially the war in Ukraine. And a lot of Europeans are moving to the bank. So we see now a ship in phase two, I call it from the property development between 12 and 20. There was a lot of Middle Eastern coming here from Iran, Iraq, India, Pakistan, all those countries. Now there's a major shift people from Europe and very wealthy people are coming to the Dubai making it as a home bearing in their businesses and their offices and the kids and their employees. And I think that we're going to continue to grow, especially on the high end. We had your friend Muhammad alibar with a couple of weeks ago and he said, Dubai is still a very good deal. Would you agree with that? Is to buy a good deal at the top end. I mean, monster price rises. Is it still a good deal? Of course. I mean, if you look at the buy today, you have two types of product or three economy, which is still reasonable. And the middle and the high end. Just as high end. Yeah
"east africa" Discussed on twitterspaces
"Have sense pictures of my face and DMs and forgot to remove the exif data. Speaking of course, of course. Yeah, there is a picture of me. It's just not under my name. Okay, well, because your name, your name is a pony. Oh my God. No. Tell me your ID. Okay, it says one Gonzalez. Juan Gonzalez, okay, got you. Now I will talk to you. Yeah, me. Fuck. I can't take Guatemala. You don't know. Okay, I will filter that. From where are you from? It could be Mexico. It could be Guatemala. It could be El Salvador. That narrowed the third thank you. No, he looks it. He lives in Texas because of his accent. He's absent. At politically, we got one listener. But technically you are correct. Hypothetically, Muhammad, this room, we are having fun, you're welcome. Seriously, just for fun, nothing. Nobody throwing anyone with respect to everybody, we don't intend to have anyone just having fun because hypothetically happy nana and I hypothetically are jobless. We are highly skilled. We live with our parents. And what else? Well, nana coming going to prison, but sapi and I yes. No, I am the only one. Hypothetically, we're having fun, instead of crying, hypothetically, I think, Muhammad from East Africa, I have to thank speaking. Hypothetically, yeah. Hypothetically, how come we don't discard people and people stay in this in this room that hypothetically is so I would like for continents or just 7 of us. It's amazing. Yeah. It has the best food, even though it's called Joel off in fufu. How did you know this? What the hypothetically, how grocery stores from Africa. Wow, you are very smart. My favorite hypothetically. Yeah, hypothetical. Hypothetically, my girl is not showing up in this hypothetically space hypothetical. Hypothetically, I'm sad for you hypothetically. She never loved you hypothetically. But I will call you. No, no, no. But I can call.
"east africa" Discussed on The Exchange
"But yeah, we wanted to see more Q graders within our team. I was not certifying our own team. I mean, I could never do that for conflict of interest. But we were just getting together and so for example, myself and then our head of quality who is now in the trade as well, Josh Marshall out. And healdsburg, he and I traveled to Kampala. We got all of our cuppers from all of East Africa together. We ran three days of calibration to basically say, hey, you know, this in these countries for these reasons. This is what we're looking for. Right. And that's what represents value to customers who are trying to achieve ADC or XYZ. Yeah. So it was really cool. But these days, you're job is mostly trader. Yeah, yeah, that's all I do. What sort of the job description? I try to I have always said when offered the opportunity, though it's been a while in the pandemic context. But when offered the opportunity to say, what's the job like or how do you how do you feel like you can be good at it? For me, it's listening. And I just feel like I try to be curious, ask good questions and listen to what roasters are looking for need or value. And then the same, I try to have similarly curious and engaging relationships with producers, producer groups, exporters. People up chain. And my job is successful when I can pair people together and they want to keep working together every year. So what's a day in the life for a trader? A lot of spreadsheets. A lot of sort of macro economic awareness and a lot of hobnobbing just making phone calls and a lot of email and back and forth texts. It's just checking in with people. Hearing how things are going. Making sure that people are aware what their options are for coffees based on quality, quality versus price, price, supply, making sure significant percentage especially in the last couple of years has been answering the question. Where's my coffee? Why is my coffee not where I hope it to be? Yeah, that sort of leads me to what's been the most challenging aspect of being a trader over the last two years. Yeah, yeah..
"east africa" Discussed on The Stuttering John Podcast
"In the local, well, East Africa last year. I was part of a volunteer group to try and go find there was a governor who got lost on some sort of trail at one point and they were looking for people who had coon dogs. Now both of mine had died, but I still got the scent. So one time in the service of my country, I let them throw a leash on me, put a rag in my face and I found that when I sniffed my way all the way down to bonus our race. But you never wanted to actually get a gun and join the service so you could shoot people how Billy? And let the government know where my guns are? Are you stupid? I'm fighting tyranny from the inside. That said. But it makes me sad with this country is going to hold him calmly marks a CRT in the communist. Do you even know what communists is el Billy? Yeah, it's a hippie with a credit card. You don't have any credit cards. I don't have any credit. How do you know how to fuck my folks to get one of them? Well, no, no, I take it back. I do have a credit card. It's a gas card. Doesn't have my name on it. And sometimes it doesn't go through the swiper because there's a little bit of blood still on it. It got me out of a couple of jams. And let me ask you how Billy, I've never finished. Have you ever paid for sex? Everybody pays for sex on one way or another as grass or grass. Nobody rides for free. I learned that from Ed Kemper. Listen, you know what's funny? I had one time where I was sure she was going to charge me. And I was so I was like, you know, I've never done this before, but my daddy uncle brother, cousin, daddy. Uncle. Same dude. Doesn't matter. Anyways, he recommended her, you know, sort of, we have like what we call outhouse wall Yelp reviews. And I went over to this board, I kicked open. I was all proud..
"east africa" Discussed on The La Jolla Cosmetic Podcast
"We have about 500 members, and so when I joined, I was one of the youngest members, I'd say we're about maybe 25 to 30% female. The average member is basically my dad like a late 60s Caucasian male. So I did, as a multi ethnic female, my 30s, I didn't fit the bill at all. Plus, I look like. You know, I look like a pixie. And so I didn't quite know what my niche was, but I love to travel. And so I took a service trip with two other members to Kenya and we did a volunteer project in a refugee camp in northern Kenya, and it just, it changed my life. It redirected my focus. It kind of always known how blessed I am how privileged. You know, you grow up in San Diego or everyone tells you you're so lucky. But to have that understanding, have boots on the ground and hands in the dirt kind of understanding of that really redirected my focus. And so that is kind of become along with my pets and my influencer my other hobby is I enjoy philanthropy work specifically my passion is in East Africa. So for about four and a half years, we've been working to open on hospital in northern Uganda, which actually finally opened in September. So that was kind of like, it still doesn't totally feel real because I haven't been able to get over there yet, but that was that's kind of been my passion project. Wow. And so it's open. So you get to it's open. Yeah. Are you going to try to get down there? I hope next year, it's just, you know, not making any plans right now, but optimistic. The biggest thing for me was getting the hospital was supposed to open last April, so April of 2020, I had all my tickets. My parents were going to come to the opening. And then everything shut down. And it was devastating, not only to have that pause, but also it was so ironic to have in a very underserved community in the middle of a global health crisis in empty hospital. Right. Right. So the fact that it's now open, it's serving its vaccinating people. Even if I never, ever get there, quite frankly, it doesn't matter as long as it's serving the community that feels very good. And that's wonderful. Yeah. But it would be nice to go. Yeah, it would..
"east africa" Discussed on Power Flow Podcast
"And i would assume they have some ability to store energy. Like you said you put it out during the day and then they're able to bring it in use it at night. You also mentioned you know larger scale systems of actually putting out solar panels. Their storage involved in those In those systems. And you know who's responsible for putting those together and installing those systems. Yeah we'll show you but being a podcast. I'll to have to describe it in. If anybody's listing wants to go to our website. It's solar sister all run together dot or we have products on the website that you can take a look at it and see what we're talking about but i'll try described as a second. The smallest ones are very simple. Solar lane lance. They're just a single light that it is fully integrated in so on one side is a you know. Led devolve in than Built into it is the solar panel and also built into. It is a battery so that on the solar panel you put the light outside. The solar panel will collect the draw energy from the sun. Charge up the battery in ray inside and you push about and it provides light. You should have Variety of you can push it one sin. It's the brightest light or push twice in. Its half damned push three times in. It's very dim setting and that's going to give you different hours worth of lighting. But in all cases you have enough even at the very brightest setting. You're going to have enough from a single charge to get you through Six hours at night and she put it on the half setting which is actually still quite bright. You'd make it through like twelve hours in on the lowest setting you make it maybe thirty hours or something like that. And so what what these shoes. They are direct replacement for the little kerosene lamps. Talk about and just to also picturing your head the kerosene lamps that are used Uganda perhaps On dido votes and use throughout East africa and also west africa. This is not like some nice kerosene lamp. That you take on a camping trip like that you would buy from. Rei what these care. Seeing lance look like mostly is if you took an tuna fish can and stuck a hole in it and you put import kerosene in there and then you've shot somehow but you put the kerosene in there and then you put a piece of string down in a hole and you lights. It looks like Truly just looks like a little can like a little tuna fish..
Giant Tortoises Eat Baby Birds
"Scientists have just published the first piece of video evidence that proves the giant tortoises are fucking murder. Machines cool yeah. They have a list they do. Yeah checking one item fair. It's true the bird. They are from east africa. Shows one of these big boys hunting killing and eating a baby. But that's very exciting to watch telling fish swim in school tomorrow. You really cool evolution right. What murder but once you get good enough at evolving you just murder humans apex. Swear not late. that's an apex. Turtle it off so you said it was a baby bird though. It was a walk up to a nest. And just like oh. This looks lucia. Yes so the bird fell out of a tree. Oh of all and then fell onto the ground and then the tortoise walks up to it and just fucking start snapping at and the bird also to its credit starts pecking tortoise. The tortoise bats. Well okay. here's the thing a biologist who watched it spent a lot of time in his right up trying to convince us that it was actually a fair fight. Tortoise tortoises the size of the advantage of size the bird try to defend itself by pecking at the reptiles is. which is. it's only weak spot. Who's actually a fair fight. Is that a fair fight. Or one creature has one weak spot in one's a baby and one's probably a hundred and twenty years old. Yeah it's also got age it's aged. Yeah okay so who won though the tour okay. He's wearing armor. Yeah that's what i'm saying though. But he was. The bird was had open access to the is. That's the weak point of the eternal but deter had open access to the birds is like smacking guy in the nuts is a fair fight. That is a fair fight. Not
"east africa" Discussed on The Conscious Action Podcast
"I'm talking about bringing awareness to my life. So it's actually what you're saying about that. Dan conscious are the yacht is what i min about. Conscious make us. I believe that most people are living. I loved and they are not conscious sexually doing. when they bring their awareness to the forefront. They exited connect with the health. Win the unconscious. Unless i'm what they really want to do is an intensive the money. Yes it's a lot of times unborn What's enough from what's not money. It's it's it's a medium Tool for things in in life yet people just about having money and everybody's free to the whatever they wanna do my opinion. I'll well in my opinion. Whatever if they tried to kill me or safe. But i mean yeah. I wouldn't appreciate it but they are free to do what they want. I think everyone is free to were. They want and there. There is something that we are condition in different ways. The model we work as a society to become less condition on some of the systems that have been working for the last hundreds and thousands of fears to not work properly. I believe that we will start to get back. The woods sexually natural not what is normal. What is nuts from on what Everybody is a loving caring kind person. An when we get to the place then we will all work mark. Hi civlian an integrated with each other Loving way now. One thing that people told me about my my my coaching on my coaching efforts the flow. You're only addressing first word problems. You're not doing anything for the healing of the planet of the human race whatsoever. Because if you tell some rural villages in east africa about this whole simplicity of happiness and if they just don't having money to eat it's nonsense what you're telling them and i was thinking about that they might be true but i'm what i'm what i included. My coaching says mainly addressing people who are unhappy because basically they already have enough no because they already too much.
"east africa" Discussed on H-Hour: A Sniper's Podcast
"It all they operate in the humanitarian critical defense security on commercial sectors in the middle east africa asia europe and the americas on the are widely. God is the most effective landmine clearance system in the world odd box expertise is in the creation implementation of safe systems for investigation decontamination on handover of land impacted by the remnants of war. One of the recent han since they were since is not position into seventeen as the addition of advanced drone surveillance technologies providing the company with mock leading situational awareness for mine-clearing counter-terrorism border security and asset protection operations. They've also got to shop online. If you were gonna come in post conflict zone maybe maybe not. That's what you do. You're out there doing what you do security. Maybe looking oil rigs maybe do mine clearance medic. The on vox shop has in that may be useful to that would be definitely abusively. So take a look at the shop news. The discount code. Hey shower when you when you check out says. Hey oh you are. They've got things like trauma pox. First aid kits all designed to be carried in theatre in those post conflict zones perfect. Their website is on vooc dot group. They're all social media just search for the about group. Thank you to david everybody. The is sponsoring the podcast onto the poss. Like yesterday is stevie broom. Stevie brooms good friend. He is one of the founders of combat cigar. The fact it was his idea actually is genesis. He is really the founder of combat cigars. He is also a a former sniper with the regiment uninteresting. Flip in full of energy bags of energy might as a box of frogs. And that's why i love. This is our podcast. My name is yuki our guest today. Stevie brew.
New Humanitarian's Mission-Centric Focus a Model for Other Newsrooms
"About lee is the ceo of the new humanitarian an independent nonprofit newsroom covering humanitarian crises. She's here today to tell us how the new humanitarian has thrived during the coronavirus. Pandemic have welcomed. It's all journalism. Thank you so much pleasure to be here. So first of all you know usually ask people to tell me about themselves that let's start with the new humanitarian. What can you tell me about that. What's the mission. And how did it come about then. Humanitarian was actually founded as urine. I r i n acronym and that's because it was founded by the united nations in the wake of rwandan genocide in nineteen ninety five. And as you know that was a terrible genocide and so many people died and humanitarian responders at the time felt that had been able to better share information about who is doing what they could have saved more lives and so we began really as a kind of information coordination product under the helm of the un and then over the the years and decades evolved to become the benefit a newsroom. That we are today in really moving towards a much more journalistic approach and growing our offices around the world from what was then an east africa focus and incorporating much more storytelling to our approach but that mission of informing the way the world response to crises has remained. How did you get involved with humanitarian. What what's your background. I'm canadian actually raised to egyptian parents. So i was living in canada. I had studied journalism and human rights and was working at the time at the canadian broadcasting corporation covering local news. But my heart was always abroad and one day. My dad just put a brochure on my desk about an internship at a u. n. news outlet that i had never heard of and nothing about but it covered humanitarian crises. And so it. It married the two worlds that i was interested in which was marginalized people and human rights issues with
"east africa" Discussed on Italian Wine Podcast
"You'd find out doesn't throw her to delve mike abate but space of time full binary wind up john doe. I wanted to other server failure because some of our line associated thanking you style Me etc media grandson gdp. I'll call back on his of that going. Beyond what the wagons chain of cleared it was one long produce and it's likely the industry take it all very pocket and produces going into africa. It's the first time leased lines got the restaurant about dockweiler. Couple it because of african wines in africa probably. I'll just got a big after understand. That africa has always been Spewed based you know forty gene brandy And rtd's like your ciders so the biggest Nica company in africa and probably shane. The world is just tell so just be gone brandy leaker so they. They had this wall distribution network from cape to cairo. That were selling these liquor. Brands and phil also piggy-bank their own brands in their portfolio. Wish they had Decay wbz's The need aberg that have been driven heels winds so they just took opportunity of distribution channel which was created to have at least wines in this. What are you finding now is because these african market is getting much more mature for linnet and the title is old south african brands. So outside this these distill own brands. There's not much south african brains that are known in africa so for me. That's where the opportunity lies. And i've seen firsthand with my wind. Brent musha because at the moment i enter a African country they love it. Because it's something different is not something they've used to elect tummy has mentioned because The then though i choose cheap price the ended up being a Glass wines In mosul tells five for me as a big opportunity. Because i spent time in south africa that the industries. That bit disorganized There's no considered effort to go in there. So easy in africa for alternative brands which is not these distort so look africa and think of the only wine is coming from south africa going into the market africa at the stall on brands. You can look up the company but it is the one which is controlling. Most of the league can so if you ask me. I think there's a lot of opportunity to bring alternative. Brands are affordable that got a clinician. The story to tell and in terms of covid Obviously most wine drinkers probably expect shares. Ol- you know people in africa So the tory tourism industry across the continent is in shambles. Because no one is travelling so phase reduction in consumption but overall consumption of alcohol or as hasn't stopped you know South africa deluca ban but in other places this tool open the temp to sell so base also starting to be direct to consumer coupon not necessarily eating in restaurants or toes so i see potential growth If you just manage beyond getting poured into africa. But i don't think south africa has a stronghold on the wine in africa too. I completely on this going. I don't have any control final questions. Well just what is said. Tammy social media handled because so that'd be can find him online as well to me was lured mine. Maybe line can say his social media those. Yeah what what is this. Social media handles tim on the surface. Okay i will post that Later rene because it's you can tag him so i i don't have but we will get criteria. It's i can tola tamie or just call them. Tammy so it's easy for us. But yeah you know i have a problem. Always trying to talk him as well. So that's a that's a good point but so we have three more speakers left By the way if your interested in understanding what to nasha spin up to. I think it's incredibly commendable. What he's done with his Winery please support him. If you're con- i not had the pleasure to nasha to taster wa lines. I hope to do that one day. But he's story is just fascinating and i. It's it's i think what he's done is very important off for us involvement particular but i think for africa and Please go check out his wines. It's called cool musha wines combing show branstad John his profile. You can get it from his in stuff So we have three more speakers. I would like to do is the following because we just a few more minutes we will take the questions together from fabien and dry and charlene and then we'll have the the panelists reply altogether so let's start with the end. What is your question again for the pannella to me. I'm going to be brave. I used to live and work in norway as head somebody to there. We used to import wine and tina the point on the logistic and actually one of the biggest logistic the working in different countries with a temperature. So how is it to find good logistic partners when it comes to protecting the wine in africa. Do you have good partners. Who can provide terrorists all over the continent or is it easier and better to find logistic partners for each country great andrea at the high. How are you have you got a question for our pamelas highs. Stevie thank you yes. I'm just curious if they're seeing an interest in wind. Niche patient is not something that they're seeing a growing interest. W.
Behind the Story: Planet Aid Lawsuit Against Reveal Dismissed by Judge
"In two thousand sixteen the reveal. Podcast of the center for investigative reporting produced a multi-party expose on the maryland based charity planet aid and its connection to a danish cult called the series documented abuse of us foreign aid by the charity and its sub-contractors diversion of charity. Donations to the cult. The shakedown of its own employees to kick back chunks of their salaries and elaborate efforts to the schemes from government auditors on the ground in east africa without offering evidence to rebut the allegations to charity promptly sued news organization for libel a week ago. A federal judge in california ruled in favor of the center for investigative reporting. It was a victory at the expense of millions of dollars in legal fees and thousands of man hours for those who are savoring. Defamation suits against fox news for its voter fraud lies and incitements. The planet aid case is a sobering object lesson in the dangers posed by liable cases to even the most scrupulous and rigorous journalism. Victoria manetzky is general counsel at the center for investigative reporting victoria. Welcome to otm. So nice meet bob. So congratulations i guess. What did it cost. You guys to be proven. Non liars cost us Quite a heavy final number upwards of several million dollars but moreover cost a lot of time resources and sleepless nights for myself and everyone else involved with this case or more on the implications of dislocation to follow. I promise but i please just give me a capsule version of the reporting that you did that led to the lawsuit and the stories revelations sure you know. This investigation was almost a two year long investigation. That of our most esteemed reporters at that. Time took on to look into how government funds and grants were meted out to different organizations in particular planet and how those resources were then
"east africa" Discussed on The Know Show
"Work so i'm an author apologies and I had done a short period of fieldwork in swaziland. For my italian visas. And then when i came over to the uk to do a phd. I wasn't planning on working in. The gas guy was playing working in east africa for reasons. That are complicated. Explain but it was a connection to what i had done in swaziland. Made me want to go to historica. And i had a particular theme that i was interested in and then I was asked to do a monster program before was allowed to start. My and you're in that year by was supervised by the person then became my adviser morris block who Expose me to you know. He had written a lot about when augusta and he was teaching. The i was reading his work and at some point he suggested that the theme i was interested in that i thought would be done in. East africa could be explored. The mother gas guy. And i started reading about monica. And i discover.
"east africa" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Reset presentation. They had the left and right, really at odds with each other. I mean, fighting back and forth and everything else. And of course, it's still going on to today, but they had a different approach than what you did. Yes, because you know if if you look at and dare approach they want to, um, make everything digital. So in this book, the great reset. How Tech CEOs or Silicon Valley and the world's people can be enslaved by China CCP or a subtitle to the book Right? There are many reset that actually put the book and one of them is a digital reset. So explain How Few entities and maybe Maybe 30 or 40 big tycoons would actually control them all the money in the world, So it is sense us. Thank you Own something, and you have access to your money. But you don't and that's the infrastructure. They want to build it connecting to the B R. I theorized, um built road initiative, which China wants to do so. Um, well connected China to the Middle East Africa to Europe and to the U. S. And within the book I get really deep into it, but I actually made it 150 pages so concise, short paragraphs. Basically not only touching but doing a macro with little bit of Michael on each component of the great reset things that he didn't disclose. And things that they don't even foresee, as you know. I predicted. Covert 19. Yes, you did chaos. And the great reset before he wrote it before he knew it or Bill Gates. What.
"east africa" Discussed on KZSC 88.1 FM Santa Cruz
"Atlantis was an island which lay before the great flood in the area. We now call the Atlantic Ocean. So great an area of land that from her Western shores, those beautiful sailors journey to the south and the North Americans with these In their ships with painted sales. To the East Africa. Was a neighbor. Across a short straight have seen miles. Great Egyptian ages but a remnant of the Atlantean culture. The antediluvian King's colonized the world. All the gods to play in the mythological dramas and all legends from all lands. Where from fair Atlantis. Knowing her fate. Atlantis sent out ships to all corners of the Earth on board with the 12 point. Physician farmer assigned just the magician and the other so called gods of our legends. The gods they were on. Does the elders of our time choose to remain blind that has rejoice and let us sing and dance on ring in the new Hand Atlantis way..
"east africa" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"And today I've got it in turn with me, Olivia bachelor who is finishing up her doctorate at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Libya welcome. Thank you, Johnny. When I first met you, I learned that when you were seven years old. You were saved in a tent meeting revival in your hometown, and I'm picturing that down South. What was it like? Well, I remember Johnny, my family all went up to this tent revival meeting on a hill. It's ironic because the church I tend now actually is built on that very same hill. But they had an adult's tent and a Children's tent and my parents pushed me out. He said. Go to the Children sent on your own. And for the first time I heard the gospel with my own ears. And you went up front and you were saved. Yes, ma'am. Whoa. I love it. Now, Olivia. There are a variety of things that internships do with us Adjoining friends. So describe a typical day. So for me at the Capstone student, it's a little bit different than some of the other internships here. I am able to collaborate with some occupational therapist partners that we have in East Africa and designed some resource is that they can utilize in their everyday practice. I also completing the beyond suffering curriculum, so learning about a Christian worldview of disability. What do you think That's important? I think without a Christian worldview on disability, there's no hope. Ultimately, you know, we live in a world where obviously physical healing physical rehab is a wonderful thing. It's a great thing. But at the end of the day, if there's no Jesus, if there's no gospel, then there's no hope for that person. So to combine the two Rehabilitation in redemption. It's an amazing holistic perspective on the room. That's why I'm always telling students were interested in premed music therapy, speech therapy, Occupational therapy special. Add nursing. Joining friends, internship is appropriate for them. Wouldn't you agree? Absolutely. There's no better way like you said that to roll up your sleeves. Learn about what the Bible says about people with disabilities and then apply those practical skills that you've gained in school. Well, you are modeling the Lord Jesus in such a wonderful way. Who indeed, he spent so much time hanging out with people. The disabilities on every page of the Gospel, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John very is connecting with the death the blind the paralyzed and fathers of little boys with seizures. So you are following closely the steps of the Lord Give a shout out to any student out there who might be scratching her head or his head Thinking is this for me should Do this. Listen to the Lord's calling. If he is placed that in your heart, Don't wait. Reach out and take that step of faith outside of your comfort zone to really serve. Even if you feel like you aren't adequate to meet those needs, The Lord will work through you and open. I wish you could see this light that I see in Olivia's eyes. I posted a photo of Olivia so you can see it at Johnny Radio Duck board. And be delighted in this young woman and proud prompted to pray for her friends Listening. We have an array of internship opportunities for you, whether vocational here.
"east africa" Discussed on AM 570 The Mission
"Johnny, my family all went up to this tent revival meeting on a hill. It's ironic because the church I tend now actually is built on that very same hill. But they had an adult's tent and a Children's tent and my parents pushed me out. He said. Go to the Children sent on your own. And for the first time I heard the gospel with my own ears. And you went up front and you were saved. Yes, me. Whoa! I love it. Now, Olivia. There are a variety of things that internships do with us Adjoining friends. So describe a typical day. So for me at the Capstone student, it's a little bit different than some of the other internships here. I am able to collaborate with some occupational therapist partners that we have in East Africa and designed some resource is that they can utilize in their everyday practice. I also completing the beyond suffering curriculum, so learning about a Christian worldview of disability. What do you think That's important? I think without a Christian worldview on disability, there's no hope. Ultimately, you know, we live in a world where obviously physical healing physical rehab is a wonderful thing. It's a great thing. But at the end of the day, if there's no Jesus, if there's no gospel, then there's no hope for that person. So to combine the two Rehabilitation and redemption. It's an amazing holistic perspective on the world. That's why I'm always telling students were interested in premed music therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy special. Add nursing, Joni and Friends. Internship is appropriate for them. Wouldn't you agree? Absolutely. There's no better way like you said that to roll up your sleeves, learn about what the Bible says about people with disabilities and then apply those practical skills that you've gained in school. Well, you are modeling the Lord Jesus and such a wonderful way. Who indeed he spent so much time hanging out with people. The disabilities on every page of the Gospel, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John very is connecting with the death The blind the paralyzed and fathers of little boys with seizures. So you are following closely the steps of the Lord Give a shout out to any student out there who might be scratching her head or his head thinking is this for me? Should I do this? Listen to the Lord's calling if he has placed that in your heart Don't wait, Reach out and take that step of faith outside of your comfort zone to really serve. Even if you feel like you aren't adequate to meet those needs, The Lord will work through you and open. I wish you could see this light that I see in Olivia's eyes. I posted a photo of Olivia so you can see it at Johnny Radio Duck Borg and be delighted in this young woman and perhaps prompted to pray for her. Friends listening. We have an array of internship opportunities for you, whether vocational.
A Big Dose Of Perspective With Jack Kornfield
"Jack. Great to see you and thank you for coming Great pleasure thank you. Dan also for having me. It's time when we. I think we need to all come together and use our best wisdom and understanding of how to navigate. I completely agree and so let me. Just start with your mind. What are you doing to stay even in your own mind. Of course i meditate some but more importantly arrested in place that has a lot of spaciousness in it and a kind of trust. I'm old enough at age. Seventy five to have seen revolutions. Common go and difficulties arise in pass. Have and i also see that. There's i guess it was martin. Luther king talked about the moral arc of the universe being long but advance toward justice. I see that there's ways that systems also regulate themselves so whether it's the pandemic that we are in the throes of that is really causing enormous amount of suffering and loss whether it's the political disruptions in the capital and otherwise were just the calls for racial and economic justice that we needed for so long. I feel we're in a evolutionary process with its fits and starts. And i think about people like one gary mata who won the nobel prize for the greenbelt in east africa. She started by planning one to ten. Twenty fifty trees got other people to do. It eventually was thrown in prison on. I think that's a requirement for nobel peace laureates mostly And ended up planning fifty one million trees in changing a lot of the face to be africa or or or ellen sirleaf in manga bowie also nobel prize winners who said their country. Liberia used to be known for its child. Soldiers in had these terrible civil wars and now it's known for its women leaders and so there is some way in which just as the green sprouts come up through the cement in the sidewalk. There's something about life in. it's also the human heart that wants to renew itself. And so i rest back in kind and loving awareness to say yes. Let me turn my gaze away from the from the needs suffering the things to respond but also to hold it in a much bigger context justice. I agree that universe in the world is breathing. And that's how i keep my mind on a good day not the mean. There are bad days a bad moments but mostly my heart is pretty peaceful but you know there are things. I get a call from my daughter. Dad you know. This terrible thing is happening. At the nonprofit she runs for getting asylum for all people whose lives are endangered. What do i do our calls from dear friends. Oh my family has covid. So i'm deeply touched by these things and responding. Sometimes they really affect me. And i can feel the pain of it. You know or give worried but with all of that. There's a rounded a field of loving awareness of spaciousness entrust. That gives a much bigger picture and there. I'm just going on back away trying to answer your question and also spread out a little bit. When i was a monk training in the forest monasteries in southeast asia as a buddhist monk the main forest temple i lived was in a province adjoining. Both laos in cambodia was during the war in vietnam and laos cambodia. So we would see fighter jets going overhead and bombers and you know in some of the branch monasteries you could even see flashes from the from the bombs and people would come visit us. I had friends who were working in. Vietnam laos people that i knew as i had been working on medical teams in that ray calm river valley saying what are you doing sitting on your you know. There's a war to stop. There's things we need to do and my teacher would say. This is the place where we stop the war.
"east africa" Discussed on Bitcoin Radio
"What's something right now that you're really excited about what is e t c. Labs doing to You know add new additions to the theory. Am classic blockchain protocol. Sure we're actually doing odd up both on the technical so we have a team working on the protocol. Were building different. Features like trace. Ap i so that it's easier for exchanges and others to assert Batches of transactions We've just implemented a new network security feature that will prevent fifty-one percent attacks We have a touring team. That's working on a signatory tools and a wallets and other more user oriented features that will make it easier to use the bob jane. Anne have complete control over your assets and then we have our accelerated where we give grant funding. We provide investment and support early stage chain projects that will looking to bill Either on top of their class. Berthier or addressed large universal problems in blockchain. One example is a prescription which is an organ projects that using boxing to increase access to health care Another ping needed providing microloans are merrily in east africa These these early projects. They're promising projects and they're using the technology in a way that we've been innovative and sustainable. Can you say a little bit more about this application for healthcare like what is it that These people who are building the application are sort of doing for healthcare and who does it benefit short. It's called prescriptive. They're primarily based in latin america. And what they do is make it easier for people to access and Keep a record of their medical prescriptions. Which you know is is difficult in any environment And in some ways it's a good use for the blockchain because of the supply chain characteristics and also because of the recordkeeping that that it allows and this is something that we think will solve the fundamental problem and is solving a fundamental problem. It's a it's an interesting project. They were recently given an award by newsweek. As a as a promising startup. we're introduced to them through our partnership with unicef innovation where they went through the nsf innovation incubator and we provided follow on funding We think it's a good project and have you and then Yeah that's i mean like it's great to hear that people are actually Building real live products for things that have you know at least within the space of always been a buzzword for you know a killer use case right you know medical records or in this case Records of one's prescriptions and said so. It's great to hear that people You know whatever chain. They're sort of building on. But especially in this case of for during classics right. It's great to hear the people are actually Trying to you know get this idea of Supply chain and Identity records on an immutable. ledger You had also mentioned that people in east africa were making use of lending and borrowing Applications right This this this sort of gets me thinking about defy right where sort of blockchain's in the integration of smart contracts on blockchain's are being used to Allow a more inclusive group of people to take part in the You know the traditional aspects of banking like lending and borrowing but maybe before we get into philosophical discussion about sort of right making that open to a certain people who may not have before been In a position to access it maybe you can say for now what. Atc blockchain is Do for defy. is there any thing going on..
Desert locusts in East Africa: A plague of another order
"Fresh swarms of desert locusts are formed in the horn of africa threatening crops in the food security of millions the un food and agriculture organization fao warned on wednesday according to the agency locust infestations increased over the past month in ethiopia and somalia as a result of extensive breeding favorable weather and rainfall with populations predicted to increase further in coming months. New loker swarms are already forming and threatening to reinvade northern kenya and breeding is also underway on both sides of the red sea posing a threat to our trailer. Saudi arabia sudan and yemen. Fao said in a news. Release the greater horn of africa witnessed one of its worst. Ever desert locust infestations earlier this year. A new crisis could have devastating consequences for communities affected by recurrent drought conflict. High food prices and the coronavirus pandemic the upsurge occurred in spite of an unprecedented campaign supported by fao and partners in which more than one point three million hectares of locust infestations were treated across ten countries. This year control operations prevented the loss of an estimated. Two point seven million tons of cereal enough to feed eighteen million people year in countries. Already hard hit by acute food insecurity and poverty.
UN says Sudan needs $147m to help Ethiopian refugees
"One hundred and forty seven million dollars is urgently needed to support people. Fleeing ethiopia's tigray region into neighboring sudan the refugee agency. Unhcr said on monday. More than forty. Three thousand people have fled fighting in ethiopia in recent weeks. Almost half of them are children leading the appeal. You n refugee chief. Filippo grandi welcomed sudan's border policy to vulnerable people before noting that the government of sudan needs a lot of help the un agencies expecting one hundred thousand people to arrive by april next year although the worst case scenario is for an influx of two hundred thousand the new appeal aims to fund crisis response by the un and partners in sudan for the next six months in a related development. The un world food program. Wfp said that lack of funding had forced it to cut rations for refugees. In east africa while wfp ethiopia urgently needs two hundred nine million dollars to help six point two million people from now until next. May the un agency said that. The fighting between the ethiopian national forces and the tigray people's liberation front had displaced more than one hundred thousand civilians including those who had fled into eastern sudan since the fourth of november
Cyber is as Much Psychology as it is Technology
"I got convinced to join a stereo which is the company. I'm working for right now I've been with history for five. Monster is a brand brand new organization. It it's a different type of organization and from my experience. I concluded that this is executive type of organization. We needed to have so the very moment. I learned about historian about what it was all about. I was really adamant to join in and so so it is so. I'm not a managing director for europe middle east africa And a little. Bit for usc at a starring. But can you give us some insight. So what is your day today like. What would take up your time these days. Well my day to day. I'll have to divide my time in between Three things is to manage my wonderful team as any manager. we'd have to do another one. Is we have a community of members. Mum some would call that client who prefer to call members. These are very big organizations all over the world with which we have decided to have a very close trusted relationship and so a certain amount of my time is to engage with this community. Tried to understand what's going on. Try to understand the emerging problem trying to understand what's happening over the arisen as well as the most immediate problem so that's one big spirit of of my time. Another aspect of my time is history is also investing into cybersecurity and overall digital risks organizations. So i spent quite some time to king With emerging organizations indo digital risks cybersecurity field talking with venture capital talking with the leaders talking with regulators trying to understand what is happening what is relevant trying to create an ecosystem if you will of organizations in which we can invest and also trying to understand the need for today tomorrow and the next six months On on the typical customer side. You know strikes me that With your experience you have You have something that i think. A lot of people don't which is A real view of the global situation when it comes to cybersecurity. Your your experience has taken you around the world literally am. I'm curious what insights you can share about. That experience i mean are having been to different parts of the world. Seen the way that different cultures approach cybersecurity. Are there lessons that you've learned there. Are there important take homes you can share all. That's an extremely good point. You make what. I let me just share a little bit i. I'm very hopeful to sit on the board of advisor of elvis. You know the If unique and space defense organization have been sitting on this star community as they call it for for many years and the reason why invited me is because they said i understand cyber for an american company amid a european person i'm belgian guy from heritage and i leave thirty years while nearly thirty years in asia. I've got a very good understanding of what's happening on a worldwide basis when it comes to digital re cybersecurity so you quite spot on what. What i found out is the risk same. I mean i have worked with the If you will the equivalent of the sizzle of the chinese government. When i was working at microsoft and i found out that this gentleman is exactly the same problem as any other seasonal anywhere in the world in any other country or any other enterprises fish with exactly the same problem so the problem we faced with are the same the difference if you will resides in the sophistication. Some organization sub countries are way more sophisticated than others for some. We could speak about bits and bytes issues for others. We're talking about just to learn to walk and not certainly not to learn to run and the thing that is critical to me is the difference of culture also the organization level. I found out. And i have wounds all over my body to prove it because i thought it out the hard way i found out that you cannot take something that works in one culture and plug it into another culture and who backed it will work the same way. It's not true. Cyber inflammation security his as much psychology as it is technology as i usually say behind every cybersecurity incident. You have a human being either because you have an attacker attacking us for whatever reason either because we made a mistake a human mistake into way we tried to To to configure to deploy was security at the organization. And so it's very important to integrate the cultural aspect to make sure that a message is done is propagated the right way. Make sure that that people synchronize in endure is some crystallization iran. Some problems and delete works in. Us's not the way it works in career. That's not the way it works in germany and so on and so on so. My experience told me the problems i usually the same but away. You address them varies. And you've got to be very cognizant on on this cultural aspect to be able to the right wing.
As Tanzania Votes, Many See Democracy Itself on the Ballot
"Tons Anita went to the polls yesterday to vote in an election overshadowed by opposition complaints of irregularities such as ballot box, stuffing President John Maga. Fully who is accused of stifling democracy seeks a second term in office alongside fourteen other candidates talk to Dan. Padgett is electoral politics at the university. Of Aberdeen, he specializes in political communication through mass rallies and populist and nationalist ideologies in Tanzania and joins me on the line. Now Don Tanzania's long been thought of in the West is a a haven of stability within east Africa but I mean this isn't necessarily the case and I. I wonder if you could sketch out the political dynamic there, the ruling party's been in power since nineteen sixty one. Yes that's right. It's is the longest ruling party in sub. Saharan Africa. The political dynamic in Tanzania has been one of the ruling Kanzi, CCM's decline over the last fifteen years. Reaching a low point in two thousand fifteen where it where the margin of victory was. The fittest is ever been. Since then President Michel, Foodie, it came to kyle and that's election has led Tanzania. Very shot an increasingly extreme offered Harry. Intern. And we weren't sure how just how? Radical that authoritarian agenda would be and the election this we're just getting results from now suggests that it is as bad as any of us feared as so the opposition allegations of vote rigging, etc do stand up. Well. So. Of course, normally I would turn to international election observers. Attorney to arbitrate these claims to decide which to give credence in which not to give credence. Unfortunately, we can't almost no international election observers. Were invited and those that were invited were. Invited at our so Given that and given the advantage of the opportunity that this creates the ruling party the elections it's hard not to give at least prima facie credence to these opposition claims especially given the the wide range of anecdote to. Video and photographic evidence that I've seen an which which I've been collecting these last twenty four hours, and of course, zipping a social media crackdown various restrictions on the press. Has Been, a crackdown all over and and for the last five years. So in many ways, the the rigging receipt which we've been seeing apparently seeing of the next twenty four hours. Is. Really just the icing on the authoritarian cake. There's extreme. Media Censorship rallies have been banned and consider route the rally. The most important means of communication tends to emotional time about seventy percent of people attend local meetings on a regular basis and attend election campaign rallies they were they were abandoned twenty sixteen and indeed the opposition at large have. Hottest. Struggle underneath. Almost constance. Of States and extra state harassment in includes trumped up court cases but also extrajudicial. So extra state attacks. Unknown assailants that have arrested some abductors killed. And in fact, one of the main challenges has recently returned to the country after recovering from gunshot wounds. That's right. So tenderly series is. Presidential. Candidate is the largest opposition party in Tanzania. and. So that's Experience of being of surviving attempted assassination attempt has has given. US already in very impressive political figure a sort of a sparkle. Some people referred to him as a living miracle. But of course, we don't know the results. Yes. But we all seeing violence particularly in Zanzibar. Zanzibar the autonomous. ARCHEPELAGO's Zanzibar, which is a federally devote area of 'em. Into UK. Has has often seen electoral violence. We saw it in ninety five and two, thousand and thirteen, thousand, five and twenty fifteen and actions by varying degrees. So in in some ways, this is a return to form It's not. The recurrence of violence is is. Seems to be because the opposition has probably one in sensabaugh almost every time. But they've never officially one out one means or another has always been used to not in the that's the that's the the scholarly consensus on. Politics what's different? This time I think is that there's violence on the mainland as well. So this is no longer an issue of contained physical violence in Zanzibar. There have been a series of incidents including. What appears to be an attempt to a to attack the chairman of the leading opposition party on the eve of the elections. So that's one difference the other is considered. No money there is. A. Sporadic protests violence and in return state brutality, police army heavy-handedness in putting down those protests that the protests have often been. Constrained and sporadic because they have not been condoned led. By, by the leaders of the opposition there, there are indications that this could be different this time one of the reasons for that is. The, the rhetoric is different. The leader of the opposition in Zanzibar say amount has been say had has been saying that in the past he's held his supporters back. He's been of restraint, and at this time he he won't urge restraint to newly sue has said that he will. Bring people out onto the streets and consider the state of the opposition behind because it seems like this might be the last stand in a sense that vikings they can make, and so they they don't have that say incentive to hold back this time and say the keep up how to drive the next time. Just finally before we go, do you think that this is part of something that we're seeing across parts of Africa there is a younger demographic. They were all born after independence that not prepared to accept authoritarian rule the just coming to the age where they are protesting we're seeing it in Nigeria within saws and in various other places could this be the the Africans spring. My sense is if there is African spring to come, it will come off and an Wiki will extend. Mexico an authoritarian winter. The trend on that strikes me is that a number of leaders are emerging in an intense Aena in Zambia. In other parts of the consonant, which bear a striking resemblance to this sort of authoritarian. Developmental. Nationalists of is so The there's a young population I are angry. But in fact, I think the trend seems to go the other way. And results. When can we expect those? So the first also are already dripping in and they show. That a series of opposition strongholds, there's places that you would never expect or or at least likely. To expect to go to a to the ruling party are being won by then by margins of three to one, which suggests that the the the rigging. Being worried about maybe taking place typically a Tanzanian election result takes three or four days that was related end and announced especially with the presidential elections but. So far. This is actually has been crisis already.
Interview with Rough Translation host Gregory Warner
"Hi and welcome to the PODCAST Brench Club podcast. My name is Adela and I'm the founder of PBC today. I'm so happy to be joined by Gregory Warner host of NPR's report translation a podcast about the things that we're talking about in the United States are being talked about in some other parts of the World Hi Gregory thank you so much for joining us today. So rough translation is a favourite among many podcast ranch club listeners, and we've actually included episode in a listening less. We did last year called looking for love but for those who aren't familiar with their show, can you just give us a little bit of an overview? Sure sure. We'll. Our tagline is. Stories from far of places that hit close to home. Our original tagline and season one folks have listened back that far was things we're talking about how they're being talked about in other places but both those ideas are. Sort of around the the idea of we're going to tell stories that. Take place in some other. Maybe, some other countries, some other culture that's but but it's GonNa feel close to home. It's GonNa. It's GonNa hit you in some way it's it's not that we're specifically telling non-american stories or it's them and us but just we're gonNA take you places but it's going to feel that it's GonNa hit you personally got it. Yeah. It feels familiar but it's a from like maybe a different perspective. Yeah. So I'm curious about your background and how the idea for the show came about. Sure. So well, let's see so. Terms of my radio background. So I went to Salt Salt Institute for Documentary. Studies that was my. First taste of radio I worked in some local worked at a local station called North country public radio. Up in very northern New York and then after that, I went to Afghanistan So which was not as much of a leap as you think because I went from one very rural area to another very rural area and the stories of actually quite similar in terms of the story of the economy as well as the story of. Loneliness and and and all that. So I spent I ended up spending about two years on and off in Afghanistan. Let's see that was from. Two thousand. Six to two thousand eight. And then I left for a number of reasons. But also because that period two dozen sixty, thousand eight was was you could do a lot of reporting then. That that you just couldn't that was a lot harder to do after two, thousand, eight kidnappings it started in a massive way and then I was based after that in in Rwanda, and also some in Kenya, an eastern Congo. So we spent some time in in Africa again as freelancer and then came back to the US started working for marketplace as a staff reporter kind of learned. Later the art of grabbing tape and making a same day story, which is when I ended up getting the job at NPR's the international correspondent in in Nairobi. Sort of it is a you have to use fast twitch muscles but. What's Nice about that job is that there was also a lot of potential for storytelling feature work. and so he was in in Nairobi actually actually in Ethiopia that I came up with the idea for this podcast country that you've lived in. And it. It came about I mean came up through a number. Probably the simplest story is that I had done a story for for radio lab on their on their episode call translation and it was it was an episode about an incident that I watched that I I was I was actually following the secretary of state then John Kerry he gave a speech and this Ethiopian reporter in the room stood up and asked the question. I remember that episode yeah and Yeah it was. It was like this very brief I mean honestly the whole incident really the question and the answer which was at the end of this conference which I mean in the story we talk about how this there were all vetted questions until this one guy got up because carry decided to be generous in this one moment anyway. So this guy asked this question but. It was it was such a mistranslation around this one word and because of this one word. Secretary Kerry seemingly. Totally. Misunderstood the question answered it. In this way that was very unsatisfying and the guy ended up taking a quite a great risk to to ask this question on Ethiopian state TV. For nothing but it was this opportunity to learn about this one word serious, which has such a different meaning in east Africa.
Finding justice in the gym with Ben & Felicity
"Welcome to what in the world where we discussed the latest in news and current affairs cat what we talking about today. Yes I'd stay. We're talking about the explosion in Lebanon. So time of recording, it's Weinstein is the day after the explosion. So we don't Philly know the extent of it on the real triggers behind it. But what we nights die is that explosion in the city poor area has killed at least one hundred people and injured more than four thousand others. The president has said that two, thousand, seven, hundred and. Fifty tons of ammonium nitrate has been stalled on safely in a warehouse for six years and investigation is underway at the moment to find the trigger of the explosion. Of course, we don't know the exact trick is at the moment, but we know that law people morning low people are inferior it just because you know the experience is expected in Nollie, what happened but there's been a little reports of. Gloss. Flying Everywhere and even if people went close to the explosion that was property damage in our homes. and. Yet, just think it's important for us to lift them in prayer at the moment and I'm just think about the not just maybe physical implications but also mental implications and what does that look for our content found in offices there as well? Yeah. Definitely can't even have information as we recorded this a little while ago we can definitely be praying for those who lost their lives and their families and for those. Who are injured and you mentioned tiff do work in in Lebanon and so everybody's press for tiff and and their continued programs would be appreciated if you want to find out more about what if I'm does there in their response after the explosion, then do have our instagram at we are tear fund and we'll keep you up to date with the response back. But in the meantime press would be greatly appreciate it. Now. It's time to hear from Ben and felicitate in their chat with Chris about how merged fitness and justice. and. My. Wife and we run a gym called Bryson. In Brunton Loosen, we've had on locker magazine Online magazine featured you very recently and so like I. Know you guys like a little bit just a little bit. As me big begging friend but. If. You if we WANNA story just a little bit just before fit Brian. How did you guys meet? What was your? Passion is what your interest was. Johnny that got you. Yes Oh, you grew up in Sudan in east Africa So my parents worked. The Church that I've seen education programs join, civil war. Came emend the same boarding school didn't know each other at the medicine. was older. and. Then went to University of Sussex and studied international development and had a real hall. To work overseas go involved when in helped savage in on an island between Yemen and Somalia. Codes culture. which was just a random always love fitness and somehow opportunity came about and go on a boat from Amman that carried cement blocks and slept on it for fourteen hours and help these guys those incident, and then yet not was kind of really where the bridge between fitness on development came into contact and then I made a video about it on Youtube and And of slowly in vote but. was restored and say I say went same said Ben my life went to Sussex, Investi? Say. When school in both finished that. Actually did look like stuff with tear fund at my year out. And then. Three months. Yeah. So I was with tiff entrepot vet. Volunteering, and then spent some time in Greece out refugee camp. That kind of Maha Development was always there trying to figure out like area that was in and then started studying investigative Sussex Fan of. Yeah. That was great. And then I've just finished my degree say, Benon Michael married last summer and. Coming up. With very thankful for that. And then. I was just finishing my degree when I started getting both entitled kind of married into the title community. then. Start getting involved with them. An Abedin are opened a gym in. And then I just finished my degree last month. Great
The Congolese Doctor Who Discovered Ebola
"At the beginning of an epidemic, it's essential to discover the source of the disease. For scientists who do that work, it's extremely challenging and without risk to their own health. But the scientists who played an essential role in discovering bulla way back in nineteen, seventy six doesn't always get the credit he deserves in today's episode. We explore the history of a bowl and the consequences of scientific exploitation. It's part of our week of episodes here on the show celebrating and recognizing the contributions of black scientists enjoy. You're listening to shortwave. From NPR. Safai here with none other than NPR East Africa correspondent Ater, Peralta Hey there ater. Hey, Mattie, thank you so much for talking to us all the way from Kenya. I know there's like an eight hour time difference. I am thrilled. But I want to open with a quick question. Who discovered Ebola and do not Google it. First of all. How dare you asked me a question? I should definitely know the answer to, and don't and yeah I already, Google Bet. Came up was. A Belgian microbiologist, but I think you're about to tell me. There's more to this there. Absolutely, there always is right so. Cheated. What you probably saw is a bunch of white westerners like. Dr John Jack. Yembeh does not yeah. He was not one of the people that came up. Yes, so, he's Congolese doctor and today he's doing really important work heading up the response to the current Ebola outbreak in Congo, but back in nineteen, seventy six, we embed. First doctor to. COLLECT ANY BOLA sample. His crucial role in discovering Bolla is often just a footnote, a lot of the history of people. Has Been Written? Without your name. Yes but. You know this Yes it. Did Not quite. Today on the show correcting the record on a Bola, the story of Dr, John Jack Mugabe and what he's doing now to ensure African scientists are part of writing it's. To some in the medical community, it's a controversial move. Okay Ater, so we're talking about a Congolese Dr John, Shaq. And his role in discovering a bola. When do we begin? So when I sat down with him at his office in Kinshasa. He said we should start in. Hundred seventy three. We had just gotten his PhD microbiology at the Riga Institute in Belgium, and he could have stayed in Europe, but he decided to come back to Congo, but when I arrive via. The condition of work were not I had no lab have no. Mice for experimentation, so it was very difficult to work here. Yeah, it's tough to do lab work without a lab, you know. Without a library to instead he took a job as a field epidemiologist and just a couple of years later in Nineteen seventy-six. was sent from Kinshasa the capital of Congo to the village of Yambuku to investigate a mysterious outbreak. it's the first recorded outbreak of Ebola, but no one knew that at the time they thought maybe it was typhoid or yellow fever, and he goes to this local hospital, and he says he finds it completely empty. Why was nobody there? Local residents thought the hospital was the source of the infection and people had died there. But in the morning when they heard Giambi was sent from the capital, the thought he had medicine till they started to come back to the hospital, and we started seeing patients. So so, what's he seeing? When the patients come in, he was seeing. People who were very weak fever? They had headaches I started to to make the physical time. But at that time will have no gloves. And, of course he had to draw blood, but when I removed. They're the sit inch. Both continue to spread out. What I am to see these phenomenal. And also my fingers or with a bow. Wow. Yeah, so he says he he would wash his hands a lot, but really he says it was just luck that he didn't catchable. Yeah, definitely I mean. That's amazing that he's in there and there's no gloves and there's patients and they don't really know what's going on, and he was able to not get it in at this point. We MP he was startled. But then three nurses died that night and a Belgian nun who was working in the village, also got sick with fever. All the nuns had been vaccinated against typhoid and yellow fever. So at this point me MBA was like. Oh, it's probably not those things. Yeah! I mean in the severity to the deaths with this outbreak. He started to realize that this was something different, so he. He convinced one none took back to Kinshasa with him. So what happens next? She died at a hospital a couple of days later, but he took blood samples, and he sent them to Belgium for testing and the guy on the other end that was Peter Piot. Who at the time was with the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Belgium, the guy who turned up from Google search. Yeah. That's right, and so he and other scientists start working to identify the culprit. The CDC in the US gets involved and the realize. This is a new virus that caused hemorragic. Call it Ebola. They name it after a river by the village where it was discovered. So, what you saw out in the field, the blood samples guide all of this plays a crucial role in the history of right. It was huge, but it's PR who gets the bulk of the credit for discovering all up and you can tell this bothers John Jock membe. If you don't recognize the work done in the field, I, it is not correct. it is a team. You know it is a team. Pr Actually wrote a memoir no time to lose and he does mention. But just in passing as a bright scientist, whose constantly pestering him for more resources. Has talked about this well. Peter Pyatt, facetime video, so I got on the phone. He's now the director of the prestigious London, School of Hygiene and tropical medicine and I asked him if he felt at all responsible for writing. Out of his history of Ebola I think that's a comment, but my book less not an attempt to write than that's history of Boll and sold more. My personal experience is more biographies that sense. Was this kind of like an awkward conversation to have ater. Yeah I mean especially because he's Belgian and Belgium was the colonial power in Congo. Ultimately, he looks at it with a little bit of distant. That at the time African scientists they were simply excluded and white scientists parachuted in they took samples, wrote papers that were published in the West and they took all the credit he so he actually said he did. In that actually surprised me and I think. Part of the reason. I feel that he so comfortable. Talking about this is because he's in an academic setting. I think in universities across the world. Students are talking about privilege, so he seems like he is very comfortable having this conversation right now. I mean there's there's something very weird kind of about that coming from him right as a person who has admitted to taking part in exploitative science, absolutely and one of the good things is that he says that things are changing. We mbappe for example has received several international awards just recently for pioneering. The first effective treatment for Ebola reflects our stinky you. Say the politicians in global health in science, General. So okay. I want to ask you about the treatment in a minute, but to put it very bluntly. Have there actually been any concrete steps to try to change this power dynamic in the global health field? Because this is certainly not one of you know two stories. This is one of many many stories. There is I mean look. NBA has made a decision that many thought unthinkable leaving just a few years ago, he decided that all of the blood samples collected during this most recent Ebola. Epidemic will stay in Congo, so if anyone wants to study this outbreak, they will have to come to his institute. I bet that has ruffled some feathers though. I have I've heard from some American scientists. Who have privately expressed frustrations in the are really the ones who have led the way in studying Ebola, but peanut understands that decision when you think about how African scientists have been historically treated, and he says that Western scientists should just get over it. We have to wake up key things one. The world is changing too much endless Nah it's so weird to hear him say a matter of fairness, ater matter of fairness. Okay, so before we move on, tell me about the treatment that Mugabe worked on. So this is the thing that makes him smile right. We embiid calls it the most important achievement of his life, and it goes back to one thousand, nine, hundred, five during another equal outbreak in Congo. Eighty one percent of people infected with Ebola in this village were dying, and he wondered if antibodies developed bipolar survivors could be siphoned from their blood and used to treat new cases, so he gave sick patients transfusions of blood from a bowl of survivors. Too He injected Ebola patients with the blood of survivors. It vision. And seven survive, he says the medical establishment brought him off because he didn't have a control group. That's what they told him. But if this idea was accepted by scientists. We see a lot of life. Okay I mean to be fair. That is a really small group with no control among some other stuff. But on the other hand, it doesn't mean that he was wrong. You know that it should be totally dismissed, and maybe if more scientists looked into, it collaborated with him, maybe tried to replicate that data in some way, they could have learned something with him right because we now know that he was in fact correct about the antibodies. Yeah, I mean that's right in the context is important because I think what really eat set him. Is that maybe lots and lots of people could have been saved during the West. West Africa outbreak, which happened from two thousand, thirteen to two, thousand sixteen, and look just this year that science became the foundation of what is now proven to be the first effective treatment against the Bulla that is saving seventy percent of the people who are treated with amazing. Is He getting credit for that? At this point, he is yeah, absolutely okay, so how does look back on all of this week? What's what's his view on this is so he's he seventy seven, so he's obviously thinking about his legacy. One of the things that he told me is that he's always dreamed that big science could come out of Congo, and partly because of him, that's more likely happen. He got a commitment from Japan to build a state of the art research facility in Kinshasa and in the lab, just a few feet from his office where we talked US scientists were using advanced machines to sequence DNA of the Bulla samples that have to stay here in Congo Okay so moon bay, doctor and scientists who started in the Congo with no lab has a lab and is soon getting an even better one to do his work. Yeah, exactly, yeah, now I have my share. In. So I have my I have. A good subculture will bring joy. But he also has vice rate with micro biologist without Nice, I, asked myself that every day. And, so you know what he says, his biggest legacy won't be that. He helped to discovery or cure for it. It'll be if another young Congolese. Scientist finds himself with an interesting blood sample. He'll be able to investigate it
Does closing schools protect kids, and us, from coronavirus?
"Federal government's pretty obsessed with schools. Victoria's taking a hardline. Wanted to get the Infection time to even lower levels because there still is virus circulating in Victoria and New South Wales. Probably less so in some of the other states can probably make more of the political fight than there is. But I think it's worth stating a couple of things about schools here. The Commonwealth is making a lot of the evidence that children don't spread this to the same extent as older people and therefore the we spoke about this last week with the New South Wales Schools Study of eighteen people nine students and teachers who were infected elsewhere and did the spread it in the classroom and yes the war spread however and therefore they say Scotia Auburn and some people say they should never have shots because the spread is so low. Well there is spread. It is low but it's not insignificant. Maybe two to four percent of deaths and other studies maybe ten percent of the spread. Some people say it's less than that but there are two other reasons and very important reasons. Why schools had to be shot early in this pandemic. It's very hard to go to. Extreme social distancing such as we've had which have really turned around this pandemic without schools being shot and that's not about spread is just that when schools are shots. Parents have to stay at home. Says very hard to stay at home when your kids are school. And so it's a very important part of the process and it maybe wasn't as transparent. Maybe that wasn't in the minds of people who actually shut schools. But it's a really important part of the strategy very hard to go to any degree of lockdown without schools being shot irrespective of whether or not their source of infection and the third reason that you shut schools is for consistency of messaging communication and consistency of communication is essential in pandemic and people. Just get confused. Why can my kids go to school and shoot if you know that it can spread? Okay maybe not as much as another age-groups. Why can kids not have any social distancing at all in classrooms when I've been told I can't go for picnic and I can't go mixing with people when that message got out before we had lifting of the lockdown people get confused and cynical about the whole lockdown social distancing process? And Those. Are the three reasons why you shut down schools? And you do it early so that you you go hard area to help control the pandemic equally on the other side. Which is where we're where we're at now. You actually do have to lift the restrictions on schools fairly early if you want the economy to get back going going again because it's hard for parents to get back to work if their kids are still at school so the very reasons that you shut schools also reasons why you open them up but you can only open them up when you're really confident that we've got the testing regime in place where the communities committed to. If they've got a coffin call they're going to turn up for testing and if you have to be isolated you will. We have to be quarantined. As a contact you will be unless we as individuals are all willing to do that for the community. It isn't GonNa work back where we started. It feels like we're inching towards that. Now we are and it's great news and we just need to monitor to one thing. Time Monitor. Small things at a time monitor. See where we're going. Make sure there's no outbreaks make sure we can control the outbreaks. And then keep moving forward and I think very quickly. We'll forget how tough this has been because we open. I think much sooner than we think. But we've got to be really patient for the next two weeks because the next two weeks really will see the infection rate. Go Down I think. Just don't forget how quickly this evolved. It's quick at the beginning of this pandemic and slow to resolve at the other end paying the price at this end of the pandemic for perhaps being a little bit late at the beginning. But we've done incredibly well is just a bit slower. We've just got to be patient for the next couple of weeks. Do things slowly. Don't go nuts and then things can be much more under control. Let's talk a couple of questions from the audience. We Betsy asking about Vitamin Day doesn't protect you from private infection or does it reduce the severity of the infection. Nobody knows the answer to this. It's all a bit. Theoretical one of the theories behind some viruses being commoner in winter. Is that our vitamin lead? D LEVELS DROP. I mean become more susceptible to infection and there is some evidence that your immune system doesn't work as well when you're vitamin D deficient. That is very different. Thing from saying does taking vitamin D potato against covered nineteen. It is almost certainly won't protect. You could maybe reducing. The severity of the infection is hard to know here. Vitamin D goes through. Waxes and wanes is a popular vitamin with a lot of evidence of great benefits a few years ago then the better of the studies. Where as time moved on didn't show much affect on bonds didn't show much affect heart disease and cancer which are the ones shown so I think the benefits of Vitamin D are less than people. Think it's a very important vitamin very important for health but with taking a lot of it makes a big difference. I don't know and in a country like a stranger. There are groups who are vitamin D deficient elderly people who don't get out much in the sun people with dark skin particularly from east. Africa who cover themselves up a lot in Melbourne is? There's been a lot of vitamin D deficiency children with problems when they're born into those communities because the these women are used to the courtyards where they cannot cover their skin quite as much but essentially. We don't have too bad a problem with Vitamin D. Having said that there's no harm and taking vitamin D if You want to and if it if it protects you that's fine just don't take a huge amount of eight taking it as a supplement or just getting enough sunlight. Fifteen minutes of sun on the upper part of your body near midday was it gets into winter. That's all you need if you want to take a supplement then you can. You can take one of the standard supplements at a standard. Does we've got another person asking about low blood oxygen and in the states. There's been anecdotes of people coming in To Emergency Department and they're actually quite got quite low blood oxygen levels and they seem fine. Can we test corona virus by testing the amount of oxygen in the blood? No but if you come in otherwise well with a low blood oxygen level of not very sick and your blood oxygen levels disproportionately low. It's a very strong sign that you've got covered nineteen and you do need to be tested. But it's not one for one you can't guarantee just because you go to low oxygen you've got virus you still need to test for the actual virus. So let's talk about a bit of Research Norman. What's what's coming out about recovered patients who are still getting positive test results. There's been a report from career. I haven't seen the paper on this yet but the news about reinfection came out of South Korea where people were saying. Well had gone negative van. They went positive. Where the REINFECTED COROLLA CAST? We got a lot of questions about this and the answer I gave at the time was well. Suspects have had the virus in them. It's waxed and waned the test. Isn't that that that accurate and come back positive. When the virus hasn't disappeared the reason according to this recession. I- stresses yet to be published. Is that the test. May well have picked up dead virus fragments in other words. The virus was still there in the throat but not alive so the remnants of the virus they are and because the taste picks up the genetic material of the virus. It doesn't have to be alive. Pickup genetic material and speaking of material and scoring positive. When in fact there's no live virus there and that's the reason they think it's not real reinfection. How Thirties then make a decision? As to whether someone's allowed to go back out and mix with society again really good question because that could keep them at home the answers. I don't know how they're doing. And but what I imagine is the cases that the median time in meeting the time that most people stay infectious for the last time. I loot these things change was about three weeks when you've had a good going infection so I imagine if you're still positive at three weeks in your otherwise well it's not a high signal then they might give you a pass on that. I'm not sure if there's a test for a live forest and this because you'd have to grow the virus
Travel to Senegal and The Gambia
"Welcome the image traveler. I'm your host Chris Christensen. Let's talk about West Africa. I like to welcome to the show. Brian Asher from the world hiker DOT COM. Who has come to talk to us about Senegal and the Gambia in West Africa? Brian Welcome to the show. Thank you thank you for having me. I know you were surprised that we had not previously done in episode of Amateur Traveler on this region and as we were talking about before we started recording. We don't get as many pitches but also there aren't as many travelers who tend to go to west Africa East Africa. Southern Africa tend to get a little more tourists in general. Why should someone go to that region before we focus in on Senegal? Gambia I think. West Africa's really vibrance several my friends. Who have been there for years in the Peace Corps? Said it's about the People? It's about the markets it's about the color it's about the way they treat you just the life that's on the streets of West Africa. I think we hear of animals. Safaris maybe eastern Southern Africa West. Africa's is really the beating hearts of the continents with some of the most populous countries in the fascinating region with lots of smaller countries grouped. In that you can visit In the whole region there will. We've chosen to talk about Senegal and the Gambia one. Because you've been there recently and we always try and focus on someplace. That wasn't a ten years ago trip. The you've been to all the countries in Africa. Yes four fifty four nations and Africa hats off to you. Thank you and people may be wondering why we're talking about the two of them. This is one of those very odd places where one country actually completely surrounds. The exactly the Gambia's inside of Senegal. So the Gumby has no other neighbors have Senegal to the North East. The South and the West is the ocean. So it's completely involved excellent. And why should someone go to Senegal Gambia? I think Senegal and the Gambia great introduction to Africa and especially to West Africa. They're safe countries. They're countries that are kind of a soft introduction. They're not quite as hard hitting some the other countries in west Africa. Very safe to visit for me. The the weather was very nice after coming from kind of more tropical and intense heat in the Sahara for example movement way across and the people. The people are very friendly. There's not vowed kind of lively music in the streets that you can listen to all the time and there is a decent number of Europeans between but a large French population. There's quite a few Lebanese. That live there a special indy car in the capital of Senegal. And it's it's very soft welcoming place that would not intimidate so I think most people when they think of Africa that would be a great place to start and by contrast. Then what you're saying is there's some of their neighbors. We're them might be a little more. You think twice about going because of poverty terrorism Civil war or disease. Yeah those those are the only reasons I can think of not to go to some of the areas over the last ten years at least in western Africa and I think the Transportation as well kind of infrastructure with having made my way of public transportation there are a lot of Africa can be extremely slow and the Senegal Gambia. Our little breath of fresh air to be able to get around quite a bit easier than the light of the countries in the region and I'm fascinated to hear about this. I have technically been indycar but really only in the airport. And they didn't let me off the plane so I really knew very little about the area. So what kind of itinerary would you recommend? I think that Senegal be the one that you'd want to spend more time in. The car has quite a bit to see in there quite a few beaches right there. Outside of the city I stayed in a neighborhood called walk. Tom Which is nicely placed next to the African Renaissance Monument which is the largest statue and all of Africa. That kind of looks down on the whole region there and Indycar and you can take a couple of really nice day trip south from the car so if you stayed there for two three or four days I think that would be an ideal amount of time to spend their most people like I went to a place called Goree Island which is very famous for being one of the biggest places that had slaves that were coming out to the Americas and you can learn a lot but the history. They're easy to walk around. There's a ferry that goes every couple hours to get there and place it almost everyone. The cousin Senegal visits during the first couple days sides stay for the car to three days with the city and the surrounding area and then a couple of days up to St Louis which is about four hours for five hours north by bus. Okay and you could spend a day or two. They're known for its famous. Saint Louis Arch known. Not that Saint. Louis Okay the other Saint Louis in Senegal. It takes a good six to eight hours going by bus. You could take a private car if you want. Or if you're on a tour to get down to the Gambia assume that's GONNA take up half or two thirds of a day and then I'd be down in Bonn Jewel and area right below it whether it's nice speeches and a monkey parking things for two to three days so I think you could easily piece together somewhere between eight and ten days which would be kind of a nice length of a visit between Senegal Gambia. Excellent so you started us into car and you mentioned going out to the island whose name I've already forgotten it's gory island heart ee. Eileen with just one of the biggest hubs for the slave trade and they have fairies that go out every couple hours and that's definitely Come a must do if you're in Dakar. I think almost anyone I've talked to has done not visit for half day or two thirds of the day and real easy to walk arounds. Thinks about a kilometre too long. And that's locals there with colorful art kids playing soccer in slave museums. That are there that you can visit as well and so I assume there's a fourth year which is where they keep the slaves locked up. Yes and what else are we going to do the two or three days in the car? How are we gonNA spend that you mentioned the monument and there's a couple of monuments there the country it's about ninety six percent Muslim and so there's several nice mosques to visit as well in the lot of fishermen that go out and I love think West Africa? One of the images of the coastal areas. Are these colorful fishing boats that you can see like dozens of guys sliding off into the water and then sliding back up with their catch from the day and there's a lot of seafood that they bring in so these real colorfully painted. Boats is one of the images that you'll see on the coast there in Indycar and their fishing from the there than rather than from okay and is there a place you would go to see that. There is a mosque called the mosque of the divinity which had a bunch of these colorful boats right next to it and it's right there in the car about five or ten minutes from where I was staying in the neighborhood of calm and I stayed AIRBNB. There's lots of airbnb options there for budget travelers and there's all different ranges of accommodation but there are inexpensive options for those looking for him as well and I stayed with a local man there and enjoyed always like state local people to give you all flavor of what it's like will what I usually find when we're talking about. Travelling in lesser developed areas of Africa is that we're talking about not an inexpensive flight to get in relatively expensive for the distance intra country flights inside of Africa. Compare for instance or a US but then really cheap food and really cheap housing. Is that right? Yeah that's true. And so that's the Pros and cons. I always way between local transport and the flights I think the flights between the Gambian cars forty minutes so in say but I just checked in it's still upwards of one hundred forty to one hundred eighty dollars for a forty minute one slight. It's not too bad for Africa standards. It can be a lot worse a lot worse or west African flights but bus. I WanNa say it was about eighteen dollars that took me there so you just have to pick and choose. What's worth more your your time or your money. Well and that is going to be an individual choice. Yeah another thing. A lot of people like to do is there's a pink lake there several of these in the world. There's one in Mexico unless Jerry I believe and there's one about Sarah outside of Dakar. That is is another kind of one of them. Must do things on the visit. That would take you maybe about a half day and so that is really really pick. Yeah if you look at pictures online. There's one called Rainbow Mountain in Peru or I don't know how much instagram or things put filters on it and this one depending on who's pictured is it's pink. It was quite pink but sometimes the pictures make it. Look even more amazingly think depend on. The season tends to be kind of lighter darker shades of pink. That has the salt miners. That are out there. And kind of local people selling artwork in tourist items. So and so this is Lake Ripa. Yes my GRANDPA Loch rose. I think in French shore the lake what it can go by. I would say gory. Islands and Pink Lake would be to half day trips. That would make sense to have with your day or so exploring around the car so to make it two or three days for the car and it strives. You might say
Behind the scenes at the humanitarian air hub dispatching COVID-19 aid to African nations
"Face mosques a million of them just some of the precious cargo being dispatched to all corners of Africa by the UN as the continent braces for the spread of cove in nineteen managing. This huge task is Amanda Dowdy Senior Director of Operations for the World Food Program will WFP in online interview with you. An uses Daniel Johnson Jordanian national. Mr Dodie takes us behind the scenes at the agency's humanitarian hub in the European capital. Addis Ababa where a U N Wide Supply Chain. Operation is now in full swing. The flights game some came from China on some came from Dubai. It was a combined shipment of Jack Ma Foundation and who own supplies? They arrived in Addis on Tuesday and from there we are moving only consignments to almost fifty countries across Africa so far we have moved up to thirty countries and every day we are completing that consignment right so on the ground then from Addis Ababa. You've reached around thirty countries as you say what's the the final figure Africa now if we African country which ones have called for help. And how is the decision taken about which ones are helped look going to all the African countries in accordance with ovulation in accordance with needs? But the most in need are where the number of cases are flaring up. We have cases in west Africa in Senegal as well as in southern Africa and flights. Today just give me a picture of actually what's happening on the ground in Addis at the humanitarian hub. Everything is working. We allocate the basically parcel or or kit the cargo in accordance to fly throughout that we have so the lanes will depart at this angle to multiple countries. Come back and pick up again. Another would go to multiple vendors. Of course we're using several airplanes in order to reach a maximum. I think today the plan is for thirty countries to receive the locations today and what particular protocols are in place to prevent caveat nineteen transmission. We follow all the procedures in terms of the guidelines of w the national health guidelines. That are in place the social distancing but we also are in a way in even when we transfer Scott Every manager in place including spraying the planes in short that there is no cross contamination even from parcells coming so we follow according to a yet according to Keio we are abiding by these owes to the letter in terms of what happened today when it reaches the country in question. How is the aid distributed? And how you show that. It's getting to where it needs to go. It's the handed over to the Ministry of of the Spectrum Authority of the member states. It's not exactly going to UN agencies or NGOs this is going to member states and the government authorities W in coordination with the local government authorities ensures that all the aid or assistance in terms of medical supplies goes to work. It is neat. Could you say this is an historic sort of arrangement to show solidarity in terms of keeping supply chains going because the secretary general has expressed a lot of concern about global supply chains when code actually hits because yes African countries that have been affected already? But it's really nothing compared with what is going to happen. This was the first flight from Addis. Ababa it was the first test for the international hub as transshipment on to the rest of Africa but also in terms of passenger because as part of our response to call with is a neighboring humanitarian and the health responding to reach the countries. And we are going to be using episode for establishing passenger service again to East Africa would be establishing multiple bessinger services. Because as you know commercial air traffic is moralists suspended so we will be establishing these passenger services to ensure that responders humanitarian workers and all the personnel needed to mitigate a fight. This virus can arrive in countries where they need to and they can also leave where they need to go so we are enabling the humanitarian and responds. To be able to mitigate against this virus. This is Africa. Were talking about. So how is the World Food Program helping places like Yemen? Syria Wall Art of the hub. Will also be providing. It's not only for Africa. It we will be using part of the others as well or Yemen for example but this is not the only in Africa we would have one enact ca one in this above and one in South Africa we have a hop ensue bank in Malaysia for Asia and we have a hump in Dubai for the Middle East. And we have a hub in Panama for Latin American for Central America. So these are all going to be coming online as we speak and they would serve as the respective regions both in terms of cargo as well as in terms of personnel the eventual aim is to help ninety five countries in total all. Actually probably it's GONNA reach almost Henry Than Twenty affected countries so we have the capacity to scale up as needed of course if the funding is provided of course and. How much funding do you need? You're asking what three hundred fifty million dollars. How much do you have so far? We entered sixty was initial request. Now we are revising these figures depending on the data that we are getting supplies. As the sourcing and manufacturing increases we will be increasing our air assets in order to make sure that the supplies getting time to the affected countries enter the countries that needs.
Prioritizing Problems and 100 episodes
"You are listening to talking machines. I'm Katherine Gordon Lawrence and from a closet during shutdown of the universe this is. This is how we're talking to each other this the for this episode. Neil and this is our one hundredth episode a very auspicious episode. Eight a marvelous case. I just want to be very clear. I'm not in a closet with Catherine. That would be infringing physical distancing rules. I think as we're now calling it. I am physically distant from Catherine but Katherine is in a closet and I can see the coats hanging on her head. Riches a good. Look actually a hundredth episode. That is exciting. Is it my hundred episode? I think it's just one hundred episode episode. Neil I'm sorry one hundred. I think I'm very healthy. Fifty eight or something like that. I think you're I think I believe you. Actually you're at fifty nine. Wow that was great. Guess Look at me and my capability in a summation very good. Yeah I guess the first question I wanNA ask you really is. How are you is everything? Okay where you are. How are things going before we talk about what we usually talk about? Let's check in with each other as people. Yeah what Crazy Times. So things are fine but obviously naught fine in the UK at the moment. And you know I think is going to be something that plays out over a long period of time but My wife's Italian things a a a bad in Italy And they're a bit further down this road than we are so they could become quite bad hair and I think there's a lot of apprehension about them but I also noticed that different groups seem to have different different levels of concern about this. I don't fully understand those different levels of concern but you certainly see the sudden people out in sort of light touching each other and then the rest of us going. Ron Ole giving them know what we do is we give them dirty looks because we in Britain. And that's how we in fools Social distancing which as I was saying I think perhaps physical distance things the right thing because we need to be social we dole out dirty looks that seems to be how we dealing with corrupt. I'm not sure as a sufficient response but I don't suppose it surprised me but you notice how widespread lack of understanding of exponential say is which I think is natural someone was. I watched a video. Where an Italian guy who named forgets me name forgets me and I forget his name actually in this case. I've forgotten how to speak so it touting I think Delana is his name was talking about how difficult it is to express an exponential in normal times that it's concept that is difficult for our brains to handle and I think perhaps many of us in machine learning much more used to thinking about quite used to it but I was really reflecting on that and thinking. Yeah it is hot and I think the difficulty of handling experts specs potentials combined with uncertainty around. What's going on? Is You know. Really at the heart of the challenges facing for this epidemic. Yeah absolutely is there. Been any interesting work by anyone that you've seen about predicting the impact or the. I think the modeling work is is very interesting. I would not want to be doing it. I was would be but I don't envy those that are having to do it. Because I work. In galveston proceeds occasion. I worked with the Padilla millages and was organizing conference in Sheffield and I remember one of the speakers because we were recording everything for the cameras to be switched off for period. Because they were about to. Present some speculative results on malaria. I think in East Africa and they didn't want those results to be broadcast until they confirmed that modeling because the implications for those people who are funding say mosquito nets and other interventions Quite serious so they didn't want misinformation to get out there and I think that this is a really interesting challenge for the machine learning community where our instinct is to sort of share things very widely quite early and that's a good instinct but this is difficulty the sharing Wash conclusion people are reading and interpreting this and of course that is going on quite a widespread level. So I think it's very interesting around open science like festival you use. It wants to understand the models people using and how they're doing things but secondly you don't want people to get the wrong impression by misusing model models only exists with the context and I think that's one of the biggest challenges of modeling is. Is You have to deeply understand the limitations so tools. I Actually Matthew House from University of Manchester shed a tool that was just stimulating. Effects of changing. All our is the number of expected number of people you expect to transmit the disease to and it was a differential equation model and he shed. It's on python is quite simple model and actually the conclusions you could draw from playing with similar to those of very if people are interested in this for the UK and us. Imperial College has released. A model is being widely looked up and has in theory changed the strategic approach of the UK government. But I'm really uncertain about whether that's true or not. It's whether it changed their approach or whether the the circumstances change their approach. It's so hard to know so people are calling clearly for openness and so the parties in favor of that pardon me then on the stance that some of these models need to be used within a certain context and I think the thing that never fails to impress me as how Cetin so many people are about what the right thing to do is or what the right conclusion is. I just can't be certain. I I feel that you look at these things in the decisions we're making They're gonNA have serious downstream consequences You know for a long time from now. Not just in the here and now the next month's but they have very serious downstream consequences riddled with uncertainty because the major events. Like oh it turns out the drug. Kills it straightaway? Awfully changes thinking. It turns out that you know. Well vaccines I think. The best batches eighteen-month very difficult situation and I almost feel it's dangerous. Even you're talking about in some sense. He's also hard because if you talk about it then your risk of spreading your own misunderstandings or it. It really does make me happy. The we have some understanding of uncertainty a lot of us in the community. Because you study that and I it's always interesting to be to what extent you can try and deploy that in your own decision making people you know Being faced with pretty serious questions like they may have An elderly relative with conditions who live some distance away from them and they've got to make a decision about do they visit or not because the potentially endangering that relative by visiting by increased risk of transmission but simultaneously by being isolated themselves and that relative being isolated at a time. When in some sense you kind of want to be close to family. That's not really a trade off and I think that you know in in machine learning and we all these folks Walker. What's the cost for? That doesn't really work. You know and actually way even when you look at these models they are trying to look at things like so the big trade off I think in these models is the threat to health in the short term versus the long term economic damage by being shot down and some people seem to claim that. That's no trade off that you have to save as many lives now as possible and other people play well. Actually you have to think long term about downstream effects. And I think you can make arguments both ways. So I don't think there's any pure ethical correctness here but I think What actually has happened is the world seems to have gone for the last one and you can't do the former on your own. Because downstream economic consequences will happen at a worldwide scale. So I think that that basically we've the default position has ended up from some. How game theoretic way that we attempt to minimise Nieta impact. And that certainly not a wrong decision as far as we know now but you know events may prove things to take different very challenging. I think what's also very interesting and has a big effect on the way the community will end up looking at things in the future. Is the difference with the capabilities. You get in countries like China where those much will and actually Israel. My understanding is. I don't know the details you will you have the security databases in Israel and in China. You have much more fine grain data collecting capabilities which of the things that we will worry about and it turns out in these situations. They may be quite simple tool. It's actually always interested me that tension between how do you maintain the liberty we expect from not having a data overseen
What are Kenya and Somalia really fighting about?
"For obvious reasons the idea of an old fashioned cross-border dust up between two neighboring nations seems right now almost quaint and perhaps the kind of thing likely to prompt replies in the circumstances along the lines of at this point who cares or not now leads where a bit busy nevertheless despite the best efforts of covert nineteen the world will keep turning and its constituent countries will continue to but against each other from time to time in East Africa in recent days. Somalia and Kenya have gone very close to going to war with each other and may get close. Astill the battlefield is jubilant. One of Somalia's five semi autonomous states. It lies just across Somalia's border with Kenya. Kenya regards drew ballooned as a vital buffet. Between it and Al Shabaab the fanatical Islamist militia which wreaks most of its havoc in Somalia but has also been responsible for large scale outrages in Kenya including the two thousand and thirteen attack on the West Gate Shopping Mall in Nairobi and the two thousand and fifteen attack on a university campus in Garissa accordingly Kenya has cultivated friendly relations with Jubal lands regional government and with jubilant president. Ahmed Mohamed Islam known colloquially as adobe Kenya has trained Madonna obeys militia and has troops of its own stationed injury bowland as part of the multinational African Union mission in Somalia and is also believed to have many more still camped under Kenya's own flag. This is a continuation of sorts of the invasion of Somalia Kenya undertook in two thousand and eleven in order to chase al-shabaab further north. Can US troops injury ballooned are not seeing as style occupiers? However indeed President Mugabe's regional government seems to get on better with Nairobi than it does with Mogadishu. The most recent unpleasantness appears to have begun with fighting between drew balloons own forces and Somali government troops the jubilation soldiers retreated over the border into Kenya and the Somali troops followed them. At which point. Can you took an interest? The fighting appears to have centred on the town of Mandera a town wedged between the Kenya. Somali border and the Delaware River which delineates Kenya's border with Ethiopia attorney casualties on both sides left people. Each data to save bullets. Were one succumb today. A diplomatic exchanges between Kenya and Somalia. Since have been terse verging on abrupt. Kenya has jumped about an unwarranted attack on its sovereign territory by foreign soldiers and so forth. Somalia has retorted to the effect that this is a bit rich coming from a country with thousands of its soldiers parked more or less permanently on the other side of its border. Kenya's desire to put physical distance between itself. And the PESTILENTIAL MARAUDERS OF AL. Shabaab is reasonable enough but it may not be the only or even the main reason why relations between Arab and Mogadishu have deteriorated as far as they have excitingly for fans of obscure maritime territorial disputes and. Come on who isn't the two countries are also at odds of a sea border. Exactly is the area in contention the border of the two countries when it comes to the seats and the only way to explain where the disputed portion of Indian Ocean is without incurring angry correspondence from either Kenya or Somalia. Although to risk inviting saving emails from both is to say that it's either off Somalia's southern coast all of Kenya's Northern Coast. It will come as little surprise to listeners that the stretch of Ocean in question abounds with oil and gas deposits. Nineteen outbreak may focus Kenyan and Somali attention elsewhere and or it may offer a party to this argument what it perceives as cover for decisive action. There has been some suggestion. That Kenya has consented actually annexing portions of southern Somalia both to deter Al Shabaab and to further its claims on the ocean of what is presently the two countries shed coast or there may be the option of mediation by Ethiopian. Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Laureate Abby who has facilitated talks between Kenya and Somalia before I also accept this award on behalf of Africans and citizens of the world for whom the Rim of peace has often turned into a nightmare of war. Today I stand here in front of you talking about this because of fit I call them my way to pay through the dusty training so four years ago or international justice may yet prevail. Somalia has for some years been seeking an adjudication on the maritime boundary from the International Court of Justice in The Hague the I. C. J. is presently due to rule in June. But that like just about everything else may. Now be
Pension Time Bombs
"Today our subject is It started off as a five piece. Subject is called. Who stole my pensions. And the more we do these things the number of people coming out of the woodwork. Who went to tell their stories about what happened to the. Pensions keeps growing. So let's start off as a five program of five unit program is now going to ten and the reason it's important for all of you. Listen to this. You know the story about the pension time bomb is because it is the biggest story that nobody knows about. And it's only now making the news. And the reason pension time bomb is so important because as much like this corona virus and all that is a systemic problem like chronic viruses. About you and me. Getting the SNIFFLES. It's about the whole supply chains breaking down all over the world which will cause crashes all over the world. This is number three as start off as a five unit program and now it's expanding so app some very exciting people who just want to tell all and let the world know how this pension program is going to blow up and it's GonNa bring down the biggest crisis bigger than corona virus bigger than the subprime of two thousand eight and Becker than they Student Loan Program simply says you've been ripped off. That's that's really what's happening here being ripped off and one of the ways that Wall Street the US government and the banking system. Reps this office via our pensions so stay tuned on the Rich Dad. Show have more of these programs come to let you know how Wall Street the government and the Crooks of the world have been stealing our wealth via different vehicles and our this vehicles pension. One of them is student loan. One is your home mortgage one is the stock market. So this is a very important series of programs started off as five and what might stop at ten whenever no so our guest. Today again is tense Adele. Here's my co author on the book. Who stole my pension and our second gases. Mark Rain and Mark. Green is in the book who stole my pension and mark is a thirty year veteran a ups driver from upstate. New York he is former. He is formerly the organizer and president of the Teamsters Alliance for Pension Protection Aka T. a. p. p. a. grassroots pension watchdog organization mark led to raise funds to perform the first ever forensic investigation of a union multi employer plan the New York State teamsters conference pension and retirement fund. They are robbed blind. So Ted. Let's start with you because you're my co author on who stole my pension. Please give them a little little bite. Your background about why you and I are interested in pensions. My Dad didn't have a pension poor dad and your dad that have a pension so please introduce yourself tent and then how you got interested in. Pensions sure thanks Robert. My background is I'm a former. Fdic attorney and I have done over a trillion in forensic investigations of pensions. And some of the first investigations. Ever done and one of the things that I uncovered it in these investigations. Is that the reason these pensions were? Failing was not because not enough. Money was going into them or the benefits. Being paid out to workers to rich was because the people running the pensions were grossly. Mismanaging the money what we call Bros. Malpractice generally crafty and For the investigation ideas more threes. Pensions The New York State. Teamsters pension is in the book In the exhibit to the and that was the first forensic investigations of over one hundred. Twenty one multi employer pensions. That are going to be taken over by the government and so that was the first one that was ever done so and also You know like my dad lost his pension because of corruption again in government and he ran for Lieutenant Governor of the State of Hawaii and got crushed and lost his pension. And what up until your dad? My Dad was working in the intelligence community so he disappeared in nineteen seventy one in east Africa and it turned out he'd been murdered in Africa in doing an investigation for the American government of being the brutal dictator so since he just could not be found his life insurance wouldn't pay social security wouldn't say his state couldn't be pro baited so there was nothing available for those of us in the survivors of the family. Also so he had no mention either so so one of the reasons I think Ted ireson paddock. Oh you know brothers on this project. A book called. Who STOLE MY PENSION? Is that our fathers. Had their pensions taken. And we're very concerned at this moment. There's many mothers and fathers who will find out if if they already have not found out they have no pension and that's why the but it's more than just a pension is the ripple effect like the corona virus is going to have upon the whole system of the world economy so mark grain Plea thank you and welcome to the program. And I'm glad you raise the money to hire Ted's saddle to go in after the pension so tell us your story Mark Place. Thank you for having me on. I really appreciate you guys working on this project and bringing attention to this pretty serious issue which is affecting us in upstate. New York and of course the whole country so You know how I met Ted. You know it started back in two thousand ten actually the story. We have to step back. A little bit are fun. Started sending US letters in the mail saying We were under sixty five percent funded which is critical status so there was a law passed under the protection. Act of two thousand six. It said the trust. These hasn't make benefit cuts and implemented funding improvement plans. So that's what we first started forming committees. That's when I started getting people together calling attention to this problem and we saw a lot of irregularities with the trustees with telling US misleading statements and we call them out on so as the years went by kept saying. There's enough money in plan to pay low the commerce fabulous and you have nothing to worry about. That's what they were telling people publicly. This is thirty. Four thousand member plan with three or four thousand families involved. Keep in mind privately. They were telling us that the fun needed a fourteen percent. Investment returns every year for the next ten to fifteen years just to break even and not take that step so we knew they were not being honest with the participants. So we had these meetings parking lot meetings town halls and we started raising money in two thousand sixteen to get some inter interventions and. That's where Ted Payments. So thank you ted. I appreciate your work on this investigation and unfortunately we find that the plan was grossly mismanaged and now. I can't retire. You know me along with thousands of other people can't retire because the benefit is way too low and so That's the story as of right now. We can't get the money back but certainly wants to reform of pension legislation to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone
East Africa's huge locust outbreak threatens regional food security
"To east Africa. Now where a wave of desert? Locusts is forming new swarms in Kenya Ethiopia and Somalia and threatening the main crop harvest in May and June the warning from the World Food Program or WFP follows an upsurge in Lucas colonies. That started in two thousand nineteen the worst in twenty five years for and Somalia and in seventy years for Kenya swamps have also spread to Eritrea Tanzania and Uganda and W P is especially worried for South Sudan the UN agency is trying to reach a five million people in need that this year but is two hundred eight million dollars. Short of the resources needed to mount an effective response according to WFP more than half of South Sudan's at twelve million people will face severe food insecurity at height of the annual hunting season from May to July and as many as twenty thousand people particularly in the worst hit counties of Duke and Kobo in Jonglei State face catastrophic food shortages between now and April.