36 Burst results for "Ecuador"
Fresh update on "ecuador" discussed on WNYC Programming
"Our things to let you know. Use a producer Alisa's Guaracy for bringing us that story on And for our next story, we're going to navigate a little from politics, but not too far. Americans are electing the next president of the United States in what is perhaps the most important election of this generation, and certainly probably the most important election I've ever lived through. Elections are a celebration of what it means to be an American citizen with all of the rights and responsibilities that come with that, But There are so many Americans who will not be able to vote this election and author Carla Cornejo heavy, sensual is one of them. She writes about people just like her. In her new book, the Undocumented Americans, The book has gathered a lot of attention now it's a finalist for the National Book Award. I say in the book that I would rather swallow a razor blade, then try to change the mind of a xenophobe. And I sincerely do not do that. If someone brings up a question to me and is like Why does an immigrant deserve citizenship? I simply do not answer. That is not my job is an artist. When Carla was 1.5 years old. Her parents left her in their native Ecuador in the care of family members while they emigrated to New York City. The plan was that they would work for one year to save up enough money to pay off their debt. And then they come home. But barely making ends meet one year turned into four, so they decided to have godlike joined them in their new home. She was just about to turn five years old, growing up away from her parents would have a permanent effect on Carla and shape her and her work to this very day. Surfaced after therapist.
What About Your Friends?
"An Omni. Not to met in two thousand eleven. This is an talking about that night. We were set up by a friend, our friend dial Ola Padre a genius woman with a lot of foresight and the venue or rather the excuse for us to meet was A. Gossip girl television viewing gathering usually viewing party, but it was it was not a party, right? Like it was a bunch of people on the couch watching TV. Younger listeners won't know what this means, but you used to have to just watch TV when it was on. Like just imagine that TV was on at a specific time kids. So when certain shows like gossip girl became popular, they were just a part of the Zeitgeist because they were only so many things that person could be watching said felt like everyone was watching it. Plus Anna Nami. Naci both lived in DC where young and cable TV, the kind of Ecuador record in advance. If you WANNA to do was expensive and streaming didn't really exist yet it was a simpler time. This is on me not to. You know I was like, okay. I know that she's a feminist lady with like a fun sense of humor which. You know I was like that. That's such a very specific. You know kind of you know like kind of person I was like, yeah. We probably have the same length feminist hope bags probably you know like there's some like ven diagram like overlap there. So like very superficially that was one thing but like within the context of the Party itself, you know I was like everything. Was Fun. It was like yes dioz absolutely. Correct. I love how this lady dresses I love every joke she's telling I love her look I like her ideas I like the way she talks you know when you like imprint on someone that you like immediately like it's almost like they can't do anything wrong like everything is just charming to you and so I was very charmed. It was like that for both of them. They just clicked in that because of the tote bags but because for both of them, they were just in the same as of life and experiencing this phase in the same way. That really was a kind of unsettled kind of unhappy searching point of my life. I mean we were in Washington DC where our peers were pretty transient. Kind of place where a lot of people will go and work for a few years and then move on us included and I think we realized when we went to retrace our steps to write this book that we each had a very close friend who at the time we met was like either in the process of moving or we knew they were just about out the door and there was that feeling of unrooted this is that even a word we were not rooted. And we were really trying to figure out what the next phase of our adult life was going to be like, and so I, think that it really was profound to meet someone who I connected with. So deeply because it really felt like, I don't know it felt like almost like immediately being routed to someone as opposed to being routed to a place which I had not felt in the almost two years I lived in DC at that point.
On The Verge
"Good morning to you, my friend Care Bradley coming to Hugh for my morning Walk One more time here valley forge park spectacular morning. I feel so blessed to be able to get out early and. And pull in this era and allow these. Trees to center me and ground me and stabilized me for the work day ahead. So. Wonderful to Kinda beat the day in get out and up. I hope that these walks don't interfere with my, messages? If you feel like it's just too much for me to be walking and talking then let me know Hey Keira sit still will you? I'm happy to do. Today. I WanNa talk to you about the word verge. You may know this already have maybe if you've been following me or read my book on the verge or maybe come to my yoga, Studio Verge Yoga, you may know the story but. I think it's an important one to. To remind you of. And remind me of and that is that the verge averge is a boundary. It's an edge. And it's on the edge. That we change and grow. Being out there on the verge now unfortunately. The expression on the vert. has is used so often in the negative on the verge of a nervous breakdown if you remember that movie. Women on the verge our. Country is on the verge of collapse right but I see it as different. I see it as being. On the edge of change where growth. And flourishing happens. So years ago many many years. My husband went down to the Ecuador to the Amazon and he spent a few weeks with an indigenous tribe. And he? When it came back he told me the story how they would be. Going down these tributaries in. in a canoe CA dugout tree bark right tree trunk. And they would stop. At certain places along the way and they've been pause there. And maybe have a snack or water, but it was at these places where the indigenous. People that he was with would pause to almost pray. And these places these edges of land where to trip tributaries came together is called a verge. and. It's they are on the verge. Research shows animal life and wildlife? Thrive. There on the edge on the boundary where ecosystems come together. There is flourishing. There is thriving. And when I heard that term many many years ago. I thought Oh, my Gosh, I wanNA live on verge. I WANNA live there. I want to know what it feels like to be on the edge of change. To. Be Right there at the precipice of growth in challenge. And so I. named. My Yoga Center in two thousand and four Verge Yoga. For that reason to create a space where people can flourish and thrive. Just. Like that place there on the Amazon. So so much of what I do. And why do it is to? Live right there on the edge. These morning messages for me or Averge 'cause I just go for it. Right. I don't know what's coming out of my mouth I have an idea direction and then then I just write it. Because I trust that right there on the edge. is where I'm going. I may fumble, but it's where growth is happening. So where are the verges in your life? Where do you live on the verge? How do you live on the verge? We can do it mentally. A mental practice, we can do it emotionally immolation ship. Right. Our relationships can be verges where we are called to step up to open up to accept to allow. Or to challenge and physically, of course, we can challenge ourselves physically right there on the verge. Not, blasting ourselves out of the water but just enough so that we start to feel the tremble we start to feel that aliveness and it's they're on the verge my friend where we feel most alive. And this is what I based my whole book on its honestly what I've based my whole professional life on and it's where I live personally I wanna live on the verge and I wanna live on the verge with others. It's it's really part of the makeup of my my new mental wellness business. Where we partners? Are Living Together. In In the space where we are growing tremendously. Where we are thriving and listen if you WANNA work with me. Just reach out that's all you have to do. DM or email and Let's talk about how we live on the verge together. If you have your own verges, let me know I wanNA hear. Where you live on the Verge And let's do that because this is where we come alive when I come alive, you come alive. When you come alive, you help others come alive. and. My Gosh we all need that right
Ken Nguyen: Republic Bridging the Gap Between Investing and Startups
"We can grander founder and CEO of the public and really excited to speak with you. Today can about republic and so moved to super innovative things. You guys are doing with crowdfunding in republic note in particular. So thanks much for joining us. Brian thank you so much for having me. Wonderful being year. For some people probably haven't heard about Republic Right but republic east of connected with Angel Lists and lists of course had the big impact on crowdfunding I mean there's also growing list right that has come out that we've had on the podcast before as well. Speak a little bit about your background time angels and sort of how that evolves into starting republic. I started out my career securities attorney in New York, and then over time went into asset management in back into academia. So back in twenty, three, thirteen, I got a chance to get introduced to novel and injuries team and became their general counsel Wendy roll out his new investment product costs indication right did everyone knows about but injuries syndication is only available to millionaires or accredited investors then under president, Obama is a change. In US law and very relevant for blockchain laid on as well that did change in the law allow non accredited meaning. Anyone doesn't matter what income and net worth to invest in private securities, and that became fully legal in two thousand sixteen and that's when I left. Angeles to Launch Republic with a-list ended up invested in us. So there a significant backer among many of the VC's suggested to heritage between to companies. Role and yeah, I think many people have heard of the jobs act in in that regulation. So tells a little bit of what was that changed at happened in two thousand sixteen and you know what was the opportunity that opened up back then? If I may take a walk down memory lane or history lane and go little bit far back through the Great Depression in the United States back in the nineteen thirties easily eighty years ago after that will regulate is in DC decided, hey to avoid investigating defrauded no-one can invest in private securities in private company unless they really Ridge if they rich, we assume that this fisted and can you know tolerate the loss of capital that went on for eighty years in even though in the US people spend like eighty billion dollars a year and lottery ticket. And the same amount addict casino, and yet you have to be a millionaire to invest in start it obviously stop making sense a while back, but it took the Obama administration and a change in the law of for that to really now opened a gateway so that anyone if they go through a platform like republic can invest in early stage, Google early stay facebook or a restaurant even and will little bit behind compared to European counterparts particularly the UK and other countries in the EU that had allow up for democratized private investing years before the US. So what inspired you to start Republican? was there anything that you saw during your time angel which convinced you that there was a problem worth solving here? The problem with stuffing I think goes a little bit back before my time at is so my family immigrated to the US from Vietnam in we stuttered out in Palo Alto in the bay area. Just because you're right in the thick of innovation in at Tam Amazon and Google new startups and everyone wanted to invest but like we weren't accredited so we weren't able to invest and even neighbors who were credited meaning millionaires, doctors, lawyers this still couldn't invest either. So Cadillac the teenage me was like men I wish I get to put a little bit of money into Amazon Google early on but couldn't and I think catalyzed stay with me and I went on and became a lawyer Working Wall Street and still couldn't invest privately us so that desire. To make venture capital private investing more accessible I. think There's a little bit of a personal background behind that an angel is each is Amado that when I knew about I was like, wow, these guys are making it possible for my oldest siblings who are physicians and engineers to invest. That's really cool and so that's why I joined injuries back in two thousand thirteen does only a glimmer of the possibility. What we do at Republic is Cadillac to hope that a single mom Vietnam Ecuador when they can invest like five dollars in Assad of in Silicon Valley. blockchain and ICO
Chicken imported to China from Brazil positive for COVID-19, officials say
"40 forward today from China, but a sample of frozen chicken wings imported from Brazil is tested positive for the Corona virus. It's the latest in a serious of reports have contaminated imported food products, including shrimp from Ecuador that turned up in China just yesterday. Tainted chicken wings from Brazil turned up in a surface sample taken during a screening of imports. Chinese officials didn't name the brand, but they're now tracing related products from the same brand that have already been sold, and they disinfected the area where the contaminated chicken wings were stored. Brazil has so far reported more than 3.1 million Corona virus cases. The second highest in the world only after the U. S, according to the ongoing tally by
Galapagos Island Shark Population In Danger From Overfishing
"Sharks in the Galapagos Islands are being decimated by fleets of fishing vessels many of them Chinese and that's bringing these vital creatures to the brink of extinction. Turn is a professor of biology at the. San Francisco Kiko in Ecuador and he's advocating for an expansion of protected waters in the area to save the sharks and he joins us now professor her welcome to the program. Thank you. It's great to be here. I understand fleets of international ships many of them. Chinese. Come to these waters every year and they're they're now what brings them. Well the waters off Galapagos and just in this region of very, very productive Galapagos islands are in a big obstacle in the middle of the ocean. So there's a deep cold water current that's flowing from the West and when it hits, the abacus platform is diverted at the surface and that creates a lot of productivity. So we get very rich fishing grounds and also fantastic biodiversity. How many ships are there? How many sharks are there? And you know what is this situation? Exactly as it stands at the moment, will galapagos is home to about thirty odd species of sharks, and some of those are critically endangered such as the scalloped hammerhead shark, and some of those are also highly migratory, the scalloped hammerhead, the Silky Shark, the whale shark, they all leave the borders of the marine reserve, and then they're subject to different levels of threat. So these vessels come into these waters and while they're fishing for other species, they catch these sharks in their nets. Yes depending on the method of fishing the longliners perhaps the vessels that we would be concerned about these are extensively fishing for tuna, but they will also catch several endangered shark species. During their fishing. And we know that if they do catch these species than they will retain them and keep them on board. So. These vessels though we should be clear aren't doing anything illegal they are allowed to fish with fishing. So why exactly are shark populations still taking a hit right? These vessels operating in international waters and depending on the fleet, they'll be operating under a regional fisheries organisations. The problem is that the species that we're trying to protect in Galapagos don't understand any of that. They go whether they WANNA go. As the problem is that once they leave the protective waters of the marine reserve, they're immediately under threat. There are hammerhead foraging grounds out in international waters and numbers have declined. There was a study cocoa sign, which is our neighbor in Galapagos, and they found that hammerhead sharks have declined by about forty five percent since the creation of the marine reserve, which is not the result you would hope for. So what you're advocating for an expansion of Ecuador's marine reserves, right that would help protect these areas of marine diversity and also. The. Shark. Species. I'm advocating on several levels I think first of all, we need to expand our reserve and this is something that we can do as a nation within our jurisdiction but I think we also need to play a more prominent role in the development of the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction Agreement that is currently in the works, and this will allow for better protection for these species. Once they're in the high seas, it will even allow for the creation of open water or high seas, marine protected areas. So I think we to work on several levels. The international waters needs to be considered in a more conservation perspective than they have been until now. Alex. is a professor of biology at the. San Francisco, they keep in Ecuador Professor Arun. Thank you very much. Thank you.
El Hilo: Walking to Venezuela
"We are back with translation from NPR Gregory Warner. You could say this story begins with a coat of house paint. There's a New Year's tradition in Venezuela to repaint one's house. Every December the holdover from win Venezuela was one of the richest countries in Latin. America families had money for these sort of luxuries. Caroliina order pays out, remembers the very first December that they did not have enough money for paint. The But I in her husband Orlando took it hard. Anthony Maheen NOPAL blessed, don't. Like US Orlando Pimentel was a civil servant at Venezuela wet, a lot of people working for him. He led an anti corruption investigation unit in the work. Itself could be frustrating. He'd collect all this evidence of corruption. No one would actually go to jail to instead. Orlando put his creative energy into cooking. His sons sort of Foodie. and He loves food, says he loved not only planning the meals, but serving them is a person that you would invite to your house for dinner and he ends up taking the Apron and taking the the knife from you. And you're like. Hey, how're Landau? Invited you. The economic crisis in Venezuela it started years before, but by two thousand sixteen, the signs were obvious. There were shortages of almost everything and massive inflation, which meant that Orlando salary stayed the same, but the money Bob less and less, you see your salary, becoming solid and water every month and every week you go to the supermarket and price gets up and up and up. Orlando and KARLEENA would ask themselves. Should he leave and seek opportunity abroad? The so many of their friends had done. So many professionals and teachers and other civil servants had gone to Peru or Colombia Ecuador to find whatever work they could and send money home. It was easy to see that the country was getting empty. Every night when you see out of the window and you see just a couple of lights in the building that in front of you because the rest of the apartments are closed. Caroliina was worried about him leaving. She read so many stories about xenophobia. Get yet his. Lesson Foyer Servant Selana. Backlash to the flood of Venezuelan job. Minnesota Norway Orlando she says was not worried about xenophobia. She says he always only saw the good in people, but that was also her worry. That will see see if went up on. Engine to others before paying attention to himself. What is it a comparable Bundy McGinnis moisture? Said we sal Tacoma goal set on. Orlando says the reason he stayed so long was because he just loved Venezuela, and he truly hope things would get better i. think he was kind of resisting. He was coping. He was trying to say okay. Let's try to do this. Let's try to find a second job. We call it. which is doing a lot of small jobs in order to survive? This has been chasing tigers or was it. Yeah, he's killing tigers. Why is it called Killing Tigers? Because it's so hard? I, don't know where the expression from because it's not easy to kill a tiger in my. Okay brief tangent here, but we kinda got obsessed with this expression, which at least one Arjun story traces all the way back to a blockbuster hit jazz tune from nineteen seventeen tiger, rag. It's a really hard song, but it was so popular that musicians were made to play several times a night, so you'd get phrases like they still haven't paid me for last month's tiger or killed the tiger again last night, and from there at least story goes came expression killing teicher doing something so hard that you have to do to pay
Women are perceived to become liabilities the moment they become mothers. And that's just not true
"You know I grew up in the Philippines. I had really strong female role models my mother my grandmothers. We had a female President Corazon Aquino when I was growing up and I grew up as an empowered girl you know part of the Ywca of Manila's one of their team leaders. When I was thirteen and a started organizing leadership conferences for girls when I was eighteen and then so when I left the Philippines to come to school I left Venus. This empowered girl and then I went to Mongolia College. Which is the first ever and oldest college for Women in America which has a strong tradition if educating female leaders that would change the world and right out of college and I was working at Goldman Sachs. I was sparked of launching the Investment Banking Women's Network for Goldman and so all of these experiences. Really you know allowed me to appreciate the importance of having strong female role models in women leaders all around. I think there's a surprising number of similarities. I also grew up with a very strong mother. Who set a wonderful example of how to work hard and achieve your dreams but also have a clear opinion and share that I also went to an all women's college so Wellesley and it was a really powerful example for me to see all the leadership roles filled by women because that was just the assumption. Why wouldn't the leadership refilled by a woman? I think couple of differences. I grew up in a lot of other countries. As well you came from the Philippines. I I grew up in China for three years in Japan in Ecuador and France and so seeing gender equality quite differently in all of those countries and comparing that to the United States was a real surprise for me it was it was so different from country to country in China for example. There's a saying that women hold up half the sky and that struck me as clearly women would would have half of the opportunities would be just as strong and through both school but then also work and now I have three young daughters six year old and almost four year old twin girls and so I care about gender equality even more But this has been with me from his as far as I can remember. We NEED TO ACCELERATE GENDER EQUALITY. So we can have it in your daughter's life exactly that quite a bit actually at the rate we're going. The whole world stands to benefit if women participate in the economy identically. Demand according to Quinlan's research at McKinsey it would boost the world's economy annually by twenty trillion dollars. That's the size of China and US economies combined. It's all countries align their gender equality efforts with the progress made by their most impressive neighbors. The world's economy could grow by eleven percent that's twelve trillion dollars. A remedy for inequality is a daunting task and it starts at home from the United States may seem like a developed nation but the United States for the last decade has been ranking in the twenties to thirties and the global gender gap report and so there is a lot of progress that needs to be achieved and one of these areas is an economic empowerment so the gender pay gap still persists here in the United States. The gap has narrowed since nineteen eighty. But it's been stable over the last fifteen years and as of last year on average women have earned only eighty five percent of what men earned and based on this estimate. This means it would take an extra thirty nine days of work for women to earn what men did. As of last year there is also the perception that this gender pay gap is imaginary. The latest survey shows that around half of the men believed that there is no gender pay gap so this is very much like half of the men are denying climate change. You know. It's the same principle of denying Ariel that exists which makes it even more problematic to solve when we think about the intersection of race and gender gap. It gets even worse with African American women getting paid the least on average a second area around economic empowerment for women as access to capital for women. Women receive less than ten percent of venture capital funding and ever ge US women are starting more and more companies access to capital is not as easy for women as it is for men. If you're a woman of color the probability that you'll get funding from a venture capitalist is less than one percent so there is a lot of work we need to do around economic empowerment women.
Analisa & Kweilin
"Has budged much over the last fifteen years. Globally women participate less in the workplace that men. They're more likely to work a low pay job and juggle their career with unpaid work as primary home caregivers. There are fewer women in politics and one in three women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Work needs to be done both internationally and at home and at least says and Queen Ellen groups are both trying to close the gap coiling is a senior partner at Mckinsey where she leads. Gender Equality Research. She advises Fortune Five. Hundred companies on how to improve WORKFORCE DIVERSITY. Annalisa is the CEO and founder of Women Spear a platform that boosts female leadership innovation and entrepreneurship. She serves as a commissioner of the women's Refugee Commission in this episode. The pair discussed why gender equality is not a zero sum game how we can encourage future. Generations of workers to champion women's empowerment and what companies can do to attract and maintain a diverse workplace. They are women. Dare you know I grew up in the Philippines. I had really strong female role models my mother my grandmothers. We had a female President Corazon Aquino when I was growing up and I grew up as an empowered girl you know part of the Ywca of Manila's one of their team leaders. When I was thirteen and a started organizing leadership conferences for girls when I was eighteen and then so when I left the Philippines to come to school I left Venus. This empowered girl and then I went to Mongolia College. Which is the first ever and oldest college for Women in America which has a strong tradition if educating female leaders that would change the world and right out of college and I was working at Goldman Sachs. I was sparked of launching the Investment Banking Women's Network for Goldman and so all of these experiences. Really you know allowed me to appreciate the importance of having strong female role models in women leaders all around. I think there's a surprising number of similarities. I also grew up with a very strong mother. Who set a wonderful example of how to work hard and achieve your dreams but also have a clear opinion and share that I also went to an all women's college so Wellesley and it was a really powerful example for me to see all the leadership roles filled by women because that was just the assumption. Why wouldn't the leadership refilled by a woman? I think couple of differences. I grew up in a lot of other countries. As well you came from the Philippines. I I grew up in China for three years in Japan in Ecuador and France and so seeing gender equality quite differently in all of those countries and comparing that to the United States was a real surprise for me it was it was so different from country to country in China for example. There's a saying that women hold up half the sky and that struck me as clearly women would would have half of the opportunities would be just as strong and through both school but then also work and now I have three young daughters six year old and almost four year old twin girls and so I care about gender equality even more But this has been with me from his as far as I can remember. We NEED TO ACCELERATE GENDER EQUALITY. So we can have it in your daughter's life exactly that quite a bit actually at the rate we're going.
Coronavirus disrupts Memorial Day weekend, Eid celebrations at the end of Ramadan
"Foley new coronavirus cases have dropped to zero in China but in Latin America it is a very different story pandemics persistence is hindered efforts to keep people safe and revive economies at the same time disrupting the Memorial Day weekend in the US and celebrations around the Muslim world marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan South America is becoming you at the center for the disease Dr Michael Ryan is director of the world health organization's emergencies program we've seen many south American countries with the increasing numbers of cases Brazil and Mexico have reported record numbers of cases and deaths infections have also risen in Peru Chile and Ecuador where intensive care units have been swamped the all three countries have drawn praise for imposing early business shutdowns and
"ecuador" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Find a parking spot. A few rows back from the giant screen an employee points out where the restrooms and concession stands are and John Hawke Tunes in the radio to the channel playing the movie soundtrack. Tonight's film is La La land which we've all seen before but re releases are pretty much. What every theater in South Korea's playing right now and that concerns pot Jae Ho whose family has run this drive in for about twenty years Sitting in the ticket office pock says business is actually booming right now ticket. Sales are up thirty percent. It's mostly families who just feel safer watching movies through a windshield then and a multiplex but he says he needs new films because that's what will keep customers coming. It might seem like a distant memory but just a couple months ago. South Korean cinema was at the top of the World Harrison. The dark comedy parasite became the first non English language film to take home the Oscar for best picture claim from around the world but Cova Nineteen has since brought the film industry here and elsewhere to a standstill. This is the biggest crisis. The Korean film industry has ever Seen Says Jason Basha Vase. He writes and lectures on Korean cinema at Sushil. Cyber University in Seoul. But there's good news. He says now that new corona virus cases are dropping to the single digits daily with seeing perhaps a sign that the industry is beginning to. I'm not sure what sending sense of no malady but so things certainly seem to be moving in the right direction. In terms of getting the film industry up and running some productions are still underway new movies that were set to come out in March and April will come out this month. Beshir vay says it's no surprise that the film industry here is bouncing back so fast. It's reflected I mean it reflects a wet career is in terms of combating this virus. It's it's it's miles ahead of Europe a much of the West but for movie theaters. The question is if they screen it. Will they come? Some places are leaving rows of seats empty. Making staff wear masks and checking temperatures but one theater in. Seoul is doing away with the interaction between guests and employees altogether at this. No contact theatre. The ticket takers are two roving. Robots the snack bar is automated to show song. Jen Is Strategy. Director at CG one of Korea's largest theater chains. He says the company is thinking about making more theaters. No contact if it helps. Ease People's concerns all. I'm little them Yola capable. Joe Says there are delays with new Korean and Hollywood films. That means box office. Sales are likely to be slow for the rest of the year but he says movies make people happy so they'll stay open until life gets back to normal back at the drive in Kim Jong Hawkin limb. Yup can't agree on. What's better this or an indoor cinema? He says he's bored but she says she likes the privacy and protection of being inside a car but they do agree on one thing. Jack couple won't resume their weekly movie. Dates until the corona virus pandemic is over and there are some new movies to go see for the world. I'm Jason Structure in Seoul. We hope you enjoyed today's feature. Please clean up around your seats or your car. The world comes through from the Bill Harris Studio in Boston..
"ecuador" Discussed on PRI's The World
"I'm Marco Werman. You're with the world. The Pentagon took a rare step recently. It acknowledged that an American airstrike killed two civilians in Somalia. It's worth noting that the strike took place more than a year ago. Part of a twelve year old campaign against al-shabaab the extremist group. It's also worth noting that airstrikes have risen infrequency under president trump but as the world's Halima condie reports this is only the second time the US Africa Command or AFRICOM has acknowledge civilian deaths. The last time of the law. He Abdirahman Ali Door spoke with his seventy year. Old Father was on March. Sixth widower lives in London now but his father had never left his hometown of Mogadishu in Somalia. It was a regular Friday afternoon adores. Father had just finished praying at a local mosque when he called to check in on him. We just took normal thing the money that they need. And what is everything? Okay he asks me about my family my kitchen staff and everything Kedah then the above this chronic viruses. Tough here by the news door still remembers that day because when he told his five year old daughter he had spoken with GRANDPA. She got really excited. She told me Dad. We're going to send a letter to him. I'm gonNA write a later on. We're going to send to your daddy on Tuesday morning. Should remind me but that letter would never be sent that same day with door gotta different call this time from his nineteen year old brother in Mogadishu on he goes. That was kid what happened. He goes the he was killed by. Joins I believe in my say. No Dot Com dot Dawson steak Can you can you can just kill him so just find out moral. We're door learned that his father had traveled to settle some family business in the town of Journal. A It's a stronghold of the terrorist group Al Shabaab according to a doors relative a US drone strike. Hit the minibus. He was in would were says. He didn't believe that until he saw pictures sent by relatives in posted online. How do they just sleep a night? Some guy withdrawn like a play station. The blue the way we played playstation he goes off flies and kill some people the US military has been active in Somalia since two thousand seven. It's working with the Somali government and African Union forces to fight al-shabaab and Isis to terrorist groups seeking to control the country for years. Human rights organizations have been sounding the alarm about civilian deaths. Daphne Avatar is with Amnesty International. Was under the laws of war. The government is supposed to minimize civilian casualties and take all reasonable precautions to prevent civilian casualties en en to provide accountability when civilians are killed. Eviatar says Congress now requires that all claims of civilian casualties are investigated and those findings are made public. But there's still a lot of secrecy when it comes to how AFRICOM decides who is a civilian and who isn't so the government can just say whoever was killed. Oh they were members of this terrorist group. And we're at war with a terrorist group and therefore these killings were all fine and they don't have to classify them as civilians that he would doors. Father died AFRICOM released a statement. It said the airstrike in Denali on March tenth at killed five terrorists would or says his father was not a terrorist and a simple seventy years. Old who is innocent on who is a disabled man who never did anything wrong all his life and he has six kids. This wouldn't be the first time AFRICOM got it wrong. Last week. It released the first ever quarterly report on civilian casualty allegations. The report acknowledge that two civilians were likely killed A. Us Air Strike in February of last year and three others were injured. Chris Woods is the director of air. Wars a nonprofit organization that monitors civilian deaths and injuries and conflicts around the world including Somalia would says the new AFRICOM report represents a big step in transparency. Shouldn't in the last Year we have seen significant strides forward by Africa bringing them themselves up to the standards of the US military command but would says there are still a lot of unanswered questions about the civilian toll of US operations in Somalia. He says suspected covert Special Operations for example are not acknowledged africom. We now know for less about. Us actions in places like Somalia and Yemen than we did years ago under president. Obama Weed says there are big discrepancies. Between what the. Us MILITARY IS WILLING TO ACKNOWLEDGE. And what's being reported by local Somali communities? They been documenting civilian casualties online and in local media outlets the strike. That would door says killed. His father was discussed on a local. Tv Channel Without Shebab New Mall. Mehanna Urbanized Sheila Deliver. Could how do I and Chris Woods? It's important for the US military to pay attention to what's being reported by. Mali's they stay silent on civilian allegations. He does that make favors. Because militant terrorist organizations will exploit that silence for propaganda purposes events. Exactly what has been happening in Somalia? Africom is still reviewing the air strike on March tenth. Woodward tells me he feels angry and helpless about the death of his father. If Americans are killing civilians he says they're doing exactly what Al Shabaab is doing. A few civilians. Are you the same show? They can civilians all the time. The kids they can mama's woman all of that and I thought okay better people. All United State AFRICOM says it's launching a website for people to report allegations of civilian deaths and injuries and local languages. And that it will be up and running by the end of the month for the world. I'm Halima condie not to add to your anxiety but there is a lot to worry about right now. Staying healthy keeping your job or finding a new source of income. Your mind is on family and friends hoping they're doing okay. So here's a question for today's entry in the corona diaries. What's troubling you? Here's what we heard from one contributor in.
Ecuador: Cardboard coffins distributed amid coronavirus fears
"Lasko has the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Ecuador and in recent days images have appeared on social media networks of body bags must together a non refrigerated hospital rooms and coffins left on the streets of Ecuador's biggest city some accompanied by messages written on cardboard to explain that the coronavirus quarantining curfew restrictions like no other way to dispose of bodies in a national broadcast the vice president also softened holds now said such scenes damaged Ecuador's international image and should never have
Bodies pile up on streets in Ecuador as coronavirus spreads
"But Ecuador is so overwhelmed by coronavirus infections that corpses have been left in the streets to rocked can you believe that the ex would not get this Ecuador says that they've had a ninety three deaths which you might think you know really that would be bodies lying in the streets so the the government is telling the people ninety three deaths but city officials the people in the cities in Ecuador say that they've recovered at least four hundred bodies in the last two days they've recovered bodies left in the
South Philadelphia couple stuck in Peru waiting to return
"For this couples from south Philly but they've been stuck in Peru he went on to use Charlotte russe tells us about their struggle as they try to get back to the states amid the corona virus pandemic the couple says they were on their way to Argentina to celebrate a family member's eightieth birthday when the borders to Lima Peru shot it's been really just exhausting rich levering and his wife serwis Unimin spoke to NBC ten about what life has been like stranded in Peru with their dog don't know for example the quarantine is lifted by the time our hotel reservation and contending for still here it will have a place to stay I looking out the window of their hotel the couple says they can see police and military members on every corner the south Philly couple joins other Americans who are reportedly stranded in Morocco and Ecuador levering says they have tried to contact American officials but we'll just have to wait which side of the list a state department official says the U. S. is considering all options to assist American citizens stuck in a country where air travel has been suspended Charlotte Reese KYW
Irina Falconi on Life as a Tennis Pro in the Coronavirus Era
"I have. Nfl Coney as you guys know. She's a w shape pro hugely affected by the suspension We just got announced on Monday morning. That there's no w Ta play until May At at this point now the way things are going I mean I'm in New York Arenas in Orlando I'm expecting that to be pushed back more Irene out. Let's start with. What is your life like these days? Well to be honest I just got back from Sam's Club where I was able to stock on quite a bit of dried and canned goods Just because I've been hearing whispers and rumors about actual You know we're probably going to end up getting quarantined in our own homes So if that's the case I mean we're just trying to prepare ourselves early. We're not really coming contact with anyone other than people that live in the house So thankfully there is lots of trails outside that you're able to go out and no run sprint. Do Whatever You can to kind of keep your fitness up because I mean as of now as of last night The USCCA center which is only five minutes away. Where I usually train it's close. It's completely shut out. Shut down and locked up so unless you actually go to some public courts public facilities where you're not really hitting with anyone that has corona virus It's kind of hard right now and The thing is you don't WanNa be hitting too early. You don't want to peak too early since as of now it's May second. It can be even further than that so it might just be very light hitting if that for the next couple weeks but just maintaining fitness. I think is the most important thing and thankfully. My fiance built a boxing gym in the garage. So we are good to go on that on that front but Tom Yeah. You are lucky to have that because I think a lot of a lot of players will be desperate for space and room if they live in an apartment especially you have a Nice House. You have that garage. I mean that there is some positives and all this chaos when all I started unfolding in Indian Wells cancelled and all this was happening and it was like okay might be four to six weeks. Spent my initial thought was like oh well okay look. Income is obviously a problem for players. But sometimes you guys have injuries that last four to six weeks. Sometimes you have illnesses that last two to four weeks in the grand scheme of things. It doesn't seem like a very big chunk of time but now that things escalated so severely it could be three months could be six months it could be. I don't know and that's the hard part is when you're sick and injured you kind of have somewhat of an idea like hey. I'm working towards this goal now. It's like I'm working towards what? Yeah that's the other thing because for example. Let's say you do have six weeks of where you're trying to rehab from an injury. You have the option if you want to go somewhere if you WANNA go and travel if you WANNA go just go to the beach for a couple of days or anything like that. You have that luxury if you want it now in this case it's like Oh man. Flights to Costa Rica and Ecuador in Puerto Rico are like less than one hundred dollars. It's so tempting to want to go out and travel. But you can't so in a sense you know a lot of tennis players. We tend to complain that the season is long. It's very very You know it's it's tough on the body So the fact that we have this time to kind of just almost regroup. It's weird time in the year because it season just kinda started But Yeah I think it's just it's very very weird. I don't think that there's another word to put it another word that you can really describe it because I mean with the Olympics coming up I mean I'm in a situation where I have a special ranking so does that mean that my special ranking Kinda freezes because once I start my first tournament I only have a year to use up all my special ranking tournaments. So that's another thing that we're just have absolutely no clue whatsoever and with the Olympics. Coming up I mean. Do we know whether that's GonNa Happen? I mean a lot of girls are just in limbo right now. It's never a good place to be in when you're uncertain So as of now I'm just taking it day by day to be honest. I'm just enjoying the crap out of it. There's no other way to see it. You just have to see it as an opportunity And one of the things that you know you can do is Ago Christiane was posting different. Things that you can kind of do while you're in this state and You know whether it's facetime ing with people that you probably haven't talked to in a while. Learning new hobby cleaning house from you know had to tell there. There's a lot of things that can be done during this time. So I think that if you go about it the right way you can see it as a very positive thing whether it's for me whether for the world I think we just have to see it in a positive light. You'd have some positive spin on this thing. It's nice to hear but it's also I. You mentioned Christiaan heff players been talking a lot of you guys been communicating with each other. A Lot I know you're probably not hanging out a lot but has there been a conversation between you guys. I mean at the end of the day. I think a lot of the players are just kind of Speaking the same boys right now in unison which is suffering Soleil. Y'All do not go and be around other people do not put yourself at risk and do not put others at risk So I think we're all trying to find ways on how to have the new ways to work out at home because that's pretty much. What a lot of players are doing. I know I was speaking to Madison and she said. Hey We got some board games you know. So there's that so yeah. I mean there's there's a lot to do and I think a lot of players I mean it's that uncertainty but I have a feeling that they're gonNA come back pretty
Wild Hydrangeas of the World
"Dan Hinkley it's great to have you back on the podcast. Welcome thank you very much Matt. It's great to be back. Well you've already been on the episode before and we've talked a lot about your background but for those that didn't listen or new to hearing your name Tell us a little bit about who you are and what it is you do. Well essentially A glorified gardener. I am the director at Herons Garden in Kingston Washington Nets Garden that I started in nineteen eighty seven with my partner Rubber Jones. I currently have a personal garden in India. Nola just twelve miles away from Heron's book called win cliff. Both of those gardens are open to the public. If you should ever find yourself in the areas of the we encourage people to come to walk around and and then I do a little writing. Delo speaking some design consultation so a lot of a lot of fingers in different pots but all in all plants in on all the blast. Ya Fantastically charmed existence for any plant lover but You Know People WanNa know more about your background in You're working plant exploration. They can listen to the previous episode. After that was recorded we talked a little bit about maybe diving into more detail into some of your favorite groups and we both agreed that the hydrangea. We're going to be the topic of discussion and I'm really excited to pick your brain about this. This group of plants today great. I mean it's one that I have had an infatuation with ever since I've been a kid and of course it's another one of those wonders of the plant world at once. You get to know a little you you realize how little you know and so you know it's unfolding but ever so entertaining both four in a plant explorer but also for a gardener at the such great application to gardens of North America and in Europe. Weather not necessarily native to write. And this idea that the more you look the more you realize how little you know about this group I mean. This exemplifies my entire experience Since we talked about doing this episode of growing up my experience with hydro was largely just a couple of pom pom varieties and then a little bit later on meeting. At least one or two are native species in the wild in southern Appalachia but I had no idea the breadth of what this genus in this family overall has presented the world. It's been very successful in north and south and east and West and just like you had a hydrangea. Nekia Lada outside our back door in northern Michigan. That's like zone. Three B thing. Some managed to survive in blonde some every year. And then we also had hydrangea lessons. Annabel and everybody my age at least to live on the east coast new or knows Annabel because it was such a mainstay a mop head. Arborescence wanted a heartiest hydrogen. Just so you know. That's that's where my introduction came as well but as I started traveling I was dumbfounded. By how many niches they have occupied. How successful the genus. The family as Ben as a whole and also at least in the Pacific northwest. How many of those can be brought into cultivation in? Add a great deal to the garden not only by flower but with foliage as well. Yeah and so thinking broadly about this. I was actually new to the idea. That hydrangea had. Its own family. I kind of limited with CAPRA fully. Acc so sort of a broad spectrum treatment for taxonomy sake here. What's going on with this group Obviously is a lot more refined but it was even a decade ago when I first started looking at these. You'd oftentimes find Hydrangea For Gay she was one of those bags of everything that didn't know where they belong. They put it in the sanctuary. Casey so It has now been refined obvious. Leads through a lot of different means available to taxonomic. It is a family to its own. Hydrogen Jasey and they have Would quickly dissect this. There's two sub families in hydrogen JC Eighty and James Yoy D. And then within the sub family HYDRANGEA LADY. They have made two tribes. Which are the hydrogen d. e. In Philadelphia? So it really for the sake of time in one hour fairly gonNA scratch the surface with just hydrology e which is where the the breadth of ornament event is but the the other tribe in the in the hand I drank. Philadelphia's obviously has Philadelphia has dude see as a tremendous number of other plants that we are familiar with in our garden so they're lumped rate in with hydrogen JC. Now that's awesome. Yeah then there's you know it's one of those things where again I looked deeper and realized I recognized a lot of those those. I guess that makes sense that they're related but again for the sake of time. The hydrangea you're going to be our focus specifically the genius hydrangea and roughly speaking. I mean we're we're still working and I'm sure things will change In the years or decades to come but roughly speaking how many species are within the genus. Hydrangea There's you know it changes. Because obviously lumper's lumper's splitters continually added but it ranges around sixty about sixty species. But you know they're still discovering new species and in particular in northern parts of South America just three years ago they identified. I think it was fourteen. Fourteen or fifteen new species of climbing Evergreen hydrangea from the mountains of northern Ecuador and Peru Bolivia Colombia in there. So you know. It's still a lot to be learned about true. Hydrangea as out there. They certainly have not all been discovered yet. Another big realization for me in trying to get familiar with this genus was this diversity of life-form you mentioned climbing and I'm sure. Plenty of gardeners will recognize climbing varieties of her Georgia. In of course the obvious shrubbery ones. I mean this is a really cool thing that that seems. Like hydrangea has found different ways. To make a living as a woody plant depending on where you're you're looking for them yet no Absolutely Obviously most people in North America will be familiar with hydrogen novela which is an Asian species. That's the hardest most dependable deciduous flowering plant for Shade Climbing Planet. I should say ourself clinging plant for shade in climates But new go south on occasion in Asia's while you find climbing evergreen species of hydrogen in I would say ninety nine point nine percent gardeners even in the Pacific northwest where we can grow. So many of these are aware of the fact that there are climbing evergreen branches at provide grateful during the summertime and wintertime and then beautiful flowers. That are dead ringers. For what we in our minds think of is a hydrant right on and in thinking about sort of diversity at least here in North America You know sort of West East divide always stands out especially when it comes to gardening You're located on the West Coast as you mentioned what you have over there or is this something that at least in. North America is largely assigned to east of the Mississippi and Sorta down south from there. So like in a broad sense mad here. I'm I'm sitting nine Sonny Bloch this morning a rare sunny day in the puget sound area and right off the block that I live on the two hundred foot bluff repeat Assam. We have native stands of our native Philadelphia's Philadelphia's Louis named after obviously Lewis and Clark fame and in the broad sense that is indeed in the hydrant JC. So I can't discount the those plants. If you to California now you can find Wesleyan Carpentaria and of course James Lia and a few other genera mostly not all that ornamental so. I can't say that west of the Mississippi is deposited in hydrogen JC but Zero through hike packages zero. So we have to get east of the Mississippi before we run into the only two representatives of the genus in North America. And you. You've already made not worth one of those are Bresson's which is very widespread from New York. Even Southern Quebec all the way down into Florida and the Gulf states and has variations of geographical variations within. But just a darn good dependable plant for gardeners and then Hydrangea Chrissa fully. Which is more? Gulf state oriented a beautiful very distinctive. You know probably one of the most distinctive hydrogens in the entire family is is found in in the Gulf states and You know turn the breeders loose on these which they have with Gusto in the last ten to fifteen years in your ending up with these new pink varieties of our lessons and then all of these extraordinary forms of The Oakley Hydrangea. So far cry from what was available to me as a young lad when we had a Annabel that was about it. Now we have you know pink the pink forms bread by the Maestro of plant breeding. Tom Rainey at North Carolina. State University is really Extraordinary things expanding the breadth of ornament within that that one tax of
"Welcome back to the noise pop. Podcast I'm your host Adrian. Spinelli come and see you from different studios in San Francisco California. We've got a great episode for you today. Rejoining the studio by the man behind confession here at my favorite album of twenty nine thousand Roberto Carlos Lingerie better known by stay shame allow NATO. Latest album is called. This is how you smile. It's out now and revenge international and Roberto's here in San Francisco to play at Great American music hall tonight as part of noise pop festival. Twenty twenty and he's here right now in the flesh a different I studios this morning to share his my mix with us more on that in a second but first Roberto Hello. Hey thank you so much for spending part of your morning with us. Thanks for having me. This is cool. This is cool The show is sold out tonight. Yeah I heard. Yeah Pretty Awesome. Well deserved I think the last time you played the chapel last year? When you're on the album tour yeah and I was at that and the noise pop put on a show at McLaren Park at the Jerry Garcia amphitheater. Yeah and awesome with Mexican ensued. Sounds out it was super fun very goal. We we're we're continuing the noise pop relationship here with with a lot of grow So let's see us some background for listeners. On you here Were you born in Florida? I was born in Florida. Your parents are originally from Ecuador they are and they settled into New York then went to Florida. And now you've been in Brooklyn for at least a decade may be too yeah I I. I moved around a lot but moved to New York in two thousand six go And this album. That just came out. This is how you smiles your sixth studio l. p. and then there's been a four volume series that kind of comes intermittently in between a story. Yeah Yeah Part. One two three and four. This album was disarm really grabbed me because I think it's I mean there's there's been so much has been written like. Oh It's his best work today but I think it's it's kind of fully formed in a certain way. I think that your music really has had an evolution year. Discography talk a little bit about that evolution. And what you've arrived at with. This is how you smile. I believe it's maybe it's hard to have perspective on the evolution of what I've done and looking at it now but more so because they almost always feel like. I'm like the same person I've always been for a long time and I think the things that you experienced kind of like just become a part of you and it's not something that I'm like hyperfocused onto like be like. Oh this is what's changed but I think was making this music. I think what change specifically for this record was The process in which I made it. Which in the past. Ev always made all my on my work and music and I still do at home at a home studio and it sure that's base with My partner and my wife and her and I are always like present with each other while we're working but then also sometimes it's it's kind of like you know if you have somebody else that you're just like hanging hanging around with at Edison here. There's there's a lot of for lack of a better word distraction like you kind of see each other exactly what you mean as somebody who works at home with their partner as well and ended some so this. The process for this record was a little bit different where I was able to work at a two different studios or three different studios. And they're like more private studios like friends were letting me use them or else renting them from them and and it was a more of like an isolated affair in terms of spending way more time. Kind of like with a lot less distraction and just focus and attention every day So I think in terms of evolution that kind of understood that I needed that to look at the work that I was doing in a different in a different way in a more hyperfocused way and I think that was that was like the outcome of of just that like the record for sure. This is how you smile. I think your your music has always had this like self analysis aspect to it like you're always kind of your coming to terms with your identity and who you are and Maybe in this. Is You say this isolated environment. was a way for you to tap into realizations that maybe you hadn't arrived at in the past definitely. Yeah and and it's just pulling from what you know. I mean like that's kind of like whenever I've worked or made music or just understood the things that I like. The most of what I make is usually coming from what you decide which is like self analyze Asian and just like learning a lot about myself for sure through sound and I and I'll say for our listeners that you know I know. I say it was my favorite album last year but I think for me as as somebody who's from South America originally you know listeners. Now I'm from Brazil. There was a lot that I found in it but I wasn't the only person that thought this album was great. You know just to kind of real it off. It was a top ten album of the year. Pitchfork pretty much every list. We had it in our top albums at paced everybody So it's just. It's been a great parade around the sun for this last year. Congratulations man thanks. Yeah you had a massive tour. What have you been doing since that tour resting sleeping a lot? Yeah I think there's like There's always like I don't think people know how. Long I've been touring touring for like fifteen years. You know turn forty this year. And there's like so many things and I think there was like a combination of like a lot of moments and like I think this record was definitely like a combination of a lot of the work that I had been doing with allow NATO previous and around. That wasn't related and we played. I think over one hundred shows but I think people forget like you like oh. I played one hundred shows like it's great because they get to these shows another hundred travel days you know and even even for this show tonight. You got here last night. You know what I mean. You're settlement forbidden San Francisco. You got load in this afternoon and you're doing this with us here for an hour just yet. So so I've taken these past few months to recuperate and sleep pretty deeply in just own kind of just open up like the band with of reading and calming down and stopped using like on a day to day. I was able to work with some people who were helping like do like social media stuff so I stopped doing that like on a day to day. And so that that's really helpful as well. I I recommend that to everyone. Yeah that's been part of like a huge part of just like this. The these moments of like Recuperating absorbing everything that's happened and I think I think it's important for someone who anyone who's making anything like any kind of work Any artist writing or visual or or sounder. Music like you just need more time to absorb all the things that have happened like I think it's almost impossible to like feel fuel everything and understand everything by just you know by not stopping you have to stop and just takes more
Coronavirus: Ecuador reports 1st new case, Mexico confirms 2 more
"The corona virus continues to spread when you add up the new cases reported by South Korea just this weekend they account for one third of all the over thirty five hundred confirmed cases in the country and the U. S. is seeing its first corona virus for tally Dr Anthony Fauci director of the National Institute of allergy and infectious diseases says some groups are higher risk than others but there are exceptions for the most part the people get in trouble and ultimately tragically would die from this are people who are elderly and or have underlying conditions heart disease chronic lung disease diabetes obesity because of the difficulty in breathing back and forth however every once in a while you're gonna see a one off you're gonna see a twenty five year old person who looks otherwise well and the number of cases has also shot up in Iran and Italy Mexico and Ecuador now confirmed cases as well I'm Evan
Cristina Jimnez: DACA Trailblazer
"Christina so good to see you great to be here with you big so much. Thirteen years old. You immigrated to Queens with your family from Ecuador later found out your undocumented. So much of your work has relied on telling your own story. What aspects of the story had you been holding back on right really appreciate that question because in the work that I have been doing an immigrant rights so much of the work. It's my story. It's my experience and relieving the experience of growing up undocumented and as I knew that Don more storytelling which have learned to love. I am tapping into aspects of Hoyer. Lift experience that. It's not the typical. Perhaps story that the media has created around but an immigrant. Young person is or a dreamer for example one of the things that I am talking about more. Now it's my own journey of self lawf- For US people of Color as Latina's as immigrants. I think there's so much in the countries where were born and then when we come to the US like so much that tells us that we don't quite fit there were not enough You know you're not pretty enough. And I had all kinds of complicated feelings and shame about the color of my skin and my indigenous features and I remember this one moment. I was in college and I sign up for these women's Literature Class and my Professor Media Florida's who still teaches in the cuny system in the City University of New York starts walking US through the Syllabus. And she mentioned how we. GonNa realtor from black women and letting us and indigenous women and she looks at me and she says Oh. You have such a beautiful indigenous face and that moment was so impactful for me because I actually took it as offensive You know I'm a nineteen year old explorer my freshman year in college and I had grown up in the country in Ecuador in in a family where the wider that. You log the better looking. You're and he no comments about like. Oh we have to better their as they give me her. Larisa where things that I grew up. You know hearing and and so you develop this sense of like shame about my skin you know ten and Brown and so when she says this to me I wait until the end of the class and say to her. Why did you say that to me? This is an offensive comment to me. And she looked at me a little bit surprised and then said like. Oh let's have coffee. And my conversation with her and the books that are reading her class which included books like Voter and Kana Writers and also many other writers like Toni Morrison I entering to this journey of like decolonizing by understanding of myself and recognizing that we come from such a rich painful and complicated history of Komai -sation and of believing in valuing whiteness so much so that I had so much shame and I'm proud to say now that that journey has let me to like love. Why am be proud of who lamb how I look and with such too sick ownership and pride of my history and where I come from so those are some of the things that I am actually really excited to talk about more In Our community. Because I think that we need to have more of those conversations did you when you came to the US no you are coming undocumented or did you learn that later we came with my family in nineteen eighty eight and the context for how things happen. I think are so important. Ecuador is going through this political social turmoil. The president is kicked out of office. There's well guys like every day. Schools are shut down. My parents lose their jobs and for months they keep looking for jobs than there are just no jobs that leads to over three million people leaving the country in the late nineteen ninety s and my family was one of those fleeing poverty. And so we come here with big dreams. What I knew Was that we were coming to work because family was already here. Having on that had already settled in Queens in New York. And you know she says there are jobs here and so. That's one thing that my parents are looking forward to write like eager to work to to to support their family. We came here with visa. You know we were very blessed to even have at that time gone through. A process of getting a tourist visa approved The tourist visa is given to us for six months and we come in July. I remember because he was like a few days away from my birthday her fourteenth birthday and they find jobs and we decide to stay at the moment that we decided to stay which was closer to the moment where the visa expired. I knew that the day in October when the date when the visa will expire that will be the beginning of being undocumented in this country so I knew but what I will say Alycia is that I when you are at thirteen year old. You know something's in context like okay. Yes you know we're GONNA BE UNDOCUMENTED. But what does that really mean how that's going to impact my life? When was the first time you realize what it was going to mean for your life? There's this moment where I remember my dad. Give me a call out of my room like I need to talk to you in your help. You know as the only English proficient person in my home. My Dad is having problems with his employer. He was working at a car. Wash and Queens Boulevard in Queens and the employer doesn't WANNA pay waitress to him and other undocumented workers and he tells me can you please come with me and talk to him so that he can pass. I'm fourteen and I don't know where I had to just find the courage when I think about that. This probably resonate with many immigrants is that you end up. Having to become an adult real quick I could only think about like look how much sacrifice my parents are making and the left their entire lives and their families behind for me and for my brother. Jonathan delete that I could do is to find the courage with a me and use the fact that I know how to speak English. Now you know a little bit better than they do and do this for them. Although I was terrified I was terrified about showing up to this. Why Guy who was Italian. Who owned the car wash and ask him to pay the workers but had to you know. I did it because I think for me was like this the least of things that I can do for my parents and their sacrifices and when I spoke to him he said he will not do it and that if they didn't like it they could leave what ultimately embolden you tell your story a meet other undocumented young people and some of them are courageously shared their stories and then are feeling like. Oh my God. They're doing it and I'm not doing it like being such a coward Thought about it a lot when I started to see. The young people like me who had grown up in this country would also getting deported. Especially after nine eleven. Nine eleven happens when I mean my senior year in high school and immediately after my parents can have a driver's license anymore because the policy changes there is small some kids in my school that are being targeted. Nypd police officers are like subway stations. You could be. Surgeon asked for questions at any moment and so. I remember going through the point of being
Tracking Coronavirus with blockchain by Acoer
"For this week's podcast. We'll be discussing tracking corona virus with blockchain by Ecuador. And I'm very pleased to how gymnast. Ceo Eko. Jim. Thank you for joining us today. Could you please give our listeners cooking deduction on yourself? Yes Hi will eat great to talk you good evening in in London and yeah thank you for having me on your podcast of her prior once in a very good job I think the content is very relevant so lower the background about myself on the Sea of a core acor is a software development company. very narrowly focused on what? I consider modern open as in Iraq. Rable Helped us off right. And wherever it makes sense is relevant blockchain enablement of acknowledging. That's really what we do at Acor. Acworth been around for about five years. It's when I wrapped up my the either Start UP. A head cold our media. I started acorn an for low while I did my own engagements on machine learning and predictive analytics and things like this. And then then for little while I kind of Moved on to some other engagements specifically working at the CDC The Centers for Disease Control in the US and really kind of getting much more much more detail into healthcare. And I'll be calc in particular and then now circa twenty twenty really kind of I guess a lot more experience really any domain much better understanding some of the mechanics business models and data sources and obviously connections within the space in thinking. This is the right time to really get back into software development As part of a core and I'm fortunate to have a very very very good team of developers that have come along with me and we're you know essentially trying to deliver on this mission of building modern Open interoperable technology healthcare brilliant brilliant so as you rightly say use blockchain from time to time way makes sense so let's discuss a little bit about what is blockchain. And how does it work? Yeah you know a good question. I think he's probably the kind of question for which you get a different answer every time and and Drag and maybe for good reason depending on to whom you're speaking So here's my read on it. I think of blockchain as Three pillars if you like not to be confused with that conjoined triangle of success silicon valley reference but three pillars that. Really make this undercurrent as lock chain or distributed Ledger Technology. So the first pillar. I think that many people are probably familiar with the prayed about this distributed. Ledger idea. This I think set of technologies protocols and things that we have spoken about at length and I don't really want to necessarily going to again. I think I think There's plenty of information around including on your prior podcasts. Just talking about this. So there's technology I think the second pillar is this idea of of what I think of as value creation attribution That blockchain's and really here. I'm referring to public blockchain's in again not not to derail the conversation. But but I'm GONNA when it comes to quote enterprise blockchain's I think in many many cases that they're really not necessary in that have significant issues. In terms of computational trust which is really the reason why WanNA use blockchain and I think in many cases than did no more than sexy version of an enterprise portal but nonetheless I think this idea of valuation attribution is very very important to public blockchain. Because you know essentially this is where blockchain reward you if done correctly in a public setting transplant manner rewards you for creating value so if you take for instance the bitcoin network the minors. They're racing to solve a mathematical challenge which requires them to make investments in Graphic processing units and and certainly electricity and things like this and if they do resolve that challenged and they get a reward for it to get the twelve hundred bitcoins and fees and such so. This is really kind of a very very important. Concept that non necessarily available in other kinds of technologies or other kinds of patterns. So I think a very very important concept is one that really largely falls into this idea of token economics which is really again is based on science of Game Theory As you have spoken just recently my myself and my collaborative our CTO and my collaborator ban. We have written a course and took an economics for the Georgia's I certainly very much believe in is a fundamental differentiator for for blockchain technologies third last. But not least certainly is is kind of pillar of of you know what I think of as distributed architecture and and distributed computing where really. It's a culture culture question where you actively want to distribute competing power distributed power of united kind governance across many knows many different participants as opposed to have one or two or three central figures central terrorism and That's the motley go with. So I think fundamentally if you put those three pillars to get it s away I think about blockchain essentially the technology this idea of talking economics and this culture of of distributed computing and removing mediaries and central Data centers and. Things like
"ecuador" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Online journeys into Ecuador during the sixties search for a lot of them will mine I want to thank doctor so around a month and twenty first century radio for allowing me the opportunity to come forward with this interesting story it is a true story you want to see the photographs someone in color on my website WWW the elders dot com the winds thank you for your efforts on the book the main thing I enjoy about what I'm hearing is I put the reader right into the adventure doctors so the first entry radio is a way to go welcome back to twenty first century radio our guest is Alex Kennedy his book mysteries of the tiles caves the lost civilizations where the Andes meet the Amazon of bearing company twenty nineteen release so we left off at the last break Alex with a little teaser about father Crespi whose father Crespi I know he passed away in nineteen eighty two I know that there was about their lives with it's funny I'm trying to get his full to one I I I I I I made a couple times feeling his way and I know he wrote these will compete he met father crispy yes it likely the Mayflower Chris who what when I when the first time well we already passed he was already send I'll but yeah yeah well those tools it's been years exploring yes it's all your doors you know I have to tell you it's my favorite genre I do a lot of different things in radio and I have over the decades but the explorers interest me more than any other group of people because you have a tenacity you have a courage you have an imagination generally there's a humility that is involved you're not gonna get where you're going and there's this to NASA data goes from decade to decade to decade like let your life pass thirty years of exploring this one location on planet earth because you believe like others before you know and probably after you that it holds the keys to humanity on planet earth so father Crespi again in these supposedly you know important though important metal library as it's referred to well I have Christie was of many interesting colorful guy he was sent by the Phillies in order to acquire lower level was and they were supposed to and collect the kind of samples so well then after a war or these kind of warfare and the twenties but thank you good to fascinate developed in the fight to remain thank you was a priest but also he was interested in in our also feeling he's the first one in history who make films of all the key levels on this show are sounds got the main process and also it is go around and been important retailers the bungled Mercedes what is the only one of their social Amazon but who very important connect with them as well if you feel that the exposition I think I will I called if you're free in near future someone is going through a restoration of the I looking for water but it could be he was a very kind of or in aspen less than one guy in in their twenties and early in the nineteen twenties thank you fell to the ground lifting the other thing is a road channel lands only making the formation of a breeze but also all research in all the size all the sites over there on the in the US there the heroes of the charms and all their their vision of wink that's why they are they can have you seen the Indian school he spent to collect antique great museum he greatest cinematic pool and then the school is when the founder of things to school two things when Google my deal sealer Laura cool unfortunately they missing on he great get him fire but the old soul he there this state the gourmet and bold his collection when he was getting sand island is of the general in respect to my team they go see them again kind of loony but he was collecting pieces Hyundai is it strange things many of the pieces they represent tools of lower the war to we we know there are many hoaxes but their owners them not oaks on this date now the central bank of the cooler but your fortune the fiscal excellent laundry a fortune but enough to take over from the Silesian Arlen no mother yeah they remain some of the goals can.
"ecuador" Discussed on Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio
"This marketplace podcast is brought to you by MD Anderson Cancer Center home to one of the nation's largest cancer clinical trial programs of its kind providing hope to patients new approaches in detection An advanced therapies more at making cancer history dot Com and by Lenovo. You don't need a computer you need an all day all hours machine you need a Lenovo workstation named most reliable by Technology Business Research Inc to learn more about Lenovo workstations visit Solutions Dot Lenovo Dot Com. slash work stations powered by Intel twelve days of mass demonstrations force Ecuador's go government to reinstate fuel subsidies live from London this is the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service. I'm Victoria Creek Good morning two weeks ago Ecuador's president wrapped fuel subsidies as part of an International Monetary Fund loan program aimed at shoring up the struggling economy but as gas prices soared protests by indigenous people at the Capitol Kito to a standstill violence even forced the government to relocate its offices to a port city four hundred miles away the BBC's Matai Isabel is in Ecuador he explains what fueled the government's reversal if scared of the broadest deliver of violence that force the government to declare the state of Michigan theon bitten a few force the government as well the conversation today between the President and initiative leader was taking place in Kitale recommissioned agreement she will move the administration back to the capital city and indigenous groups. Eh compromise too if the capital city and go back to the areas I'm pretty sure the IMF will have a close is in the new decree remember now the negotiations are not over people need to go back to normal especially people in the capital city they are really fed up with broken Matai Isabel reporting from Ecuador there let's do the numbers China Shanghai Composite Index rose more than one percent today after the US and China last week agreed limited trade deals the British pound is down about half a percent today after weekend brexit talks saw no major breakthrough Queen Elizabeth will take center stage in parliament later this morning as she gives a traditional queen's speech it sets the legislative agenda for the new session her remarks written by the government will also detail some plans for post brexit Britain after pulling plans for stock market debut last month office sharing startup we work is trying to avoid a cash crunch and its biggest investor Softbank is reported to be trying to take control of the company the this is Andrew what explains why Softbank owns about a third of we were ready it can push it over fifty percent it gets control I think Softbank thinks that perhaps we were has a good business idea it sustainable in the long run and this might be actually quite a cheap way to get control of a RAV promising company which is hitting difficult at the moment so it doesn't feel like it's been burned by the bad publicity surrounding the scuppered IPO earlier this year well perhaps the exact opposite is taking advantage of the is publicity over the abandoned IPO because other people might not want to lend or invest in we work at the moment after it went from being this supposed forty seven billion dollars company to about ten or twelve billion dollar company and don't forget one of the founders of we work at annoy man he was basically pushed aside he originally control of we work he controlled most of the HSIEH's now Softbank isn't the only one interested in giving we work a hand J. P. Morgan Chase is also said to have been tapped help raise Liens of dollars to yes so let's talk about a lot of investors smaller investors perhaps a couple dozen of them putting in small amounts as well I mean it's a sign that we work isn't totally it and hasn't been totally destroyed by the publicity and is going to be some competition of Softbank I suppose the BBC's Andrew would in Hong Kong thank you thanks rectors of we works parent company are said to meet as early as today to decide on one of those financing packages though India this month scrapped plans to impose a ban on single use Ashtec's the country is still working toward environmental targets the country's finance minister outlined tax incentives for electric vehicle purchases but as the BBC. Zoe Thomas report it's there are still major challenges ahead this Hyundai factory in southern India produces a petrol burning car every thirty three seconds but in the plant next door there is a far slower pace in here. Workers are finishing the newest addition to Hyundai's India lineup the Kona Electric by hand slower demand for electric vehicles means the company only needs to build a few each day what kind of a niece segment market we always who's this line that's s Ganesh Manni director of manufacturing at Hyundai Motors India he says cost is still a major hurdle electric vehicle per se maiden war-scarred comes from the battery and that battery costs close to fifty percents of the Casa Minimum Motor is actually latest technology initial cost always be higher as demand grows carmakers expect that cost will drop in the meantime India's chief finance minister new umbrella through announced tax breaks to make electric vehicle it's more affordable government has already moved to lower the GST rate on electric breakers from twelve to five percent wants them to make it the third of all passenger vehicle sales by twenty thirty but today less than one percent of Indian customers choosing to buy them five years ago Fara Helena's husband talked her into buying an electric car I thought he was crazy fell in love with their Mahindra e two Oh but far as it's been Rafa says they ran into a common problem a lack of charging points the biggest fear and our mind was raining eighty what happens if you're not charged and it's GonNa run only a hundred kilometers per charge a nominal patrol car office similar size would go for eight hundred kilometers on a full time they were just one hundred and fifty public charging points across India until that changes and costs drop India's ambitious electric dreams will remain often the distance in China. I'm the BBC Zoe Thomas for marketplace finally you can rent homes cars clothing office space. Why Not Legos at a press in London. The company's Vice President of Sustainability said he was quote totally open to the concept of product rentals but he said there are technical barriers like for example whether all those teeny tiny plastic bricks would actually make it back in the box once they'd been dumped out and played with anyone who's ever stepped on a rogue Lego we'll probably know that pain in London Victoria Craig with the marketplace morning report from the BBC World Service this marketplace podcast is supported by Alpha traitor Tuesday October fifteenth seeking Alpha Launch Alpha traitor a weekly investor focused podcast will dive into the most impactful market news and set the stage for upcoming market events hosted by Aaron task and Stephen Alpher episodes will be available every Tuesday and will include discussions with market experts on topics relevant to active traders who are seeking Alpha be sure to subscribe.
"ecuador" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"The level of infrastructure you're comfortable with the Rangers accommodations you wanna stay in and pretty much go selecting what kind of person you are in terms of how you like. Aval fast paced, slow pace violence, and although, you know all the way to the end where we say, you know, tell us if there's a specific definition you wanna go to in any places to avoid meeting. You know, maybe you've already been there or you just don't go there for for whatever reason. And then of course, we have the level of surprise you want to do on a experience so you can decide to know everything, you know all the destinations or you can say, I only want to know which country I'm going to, but not which within or you can just leave everything blank and then you're really in for the full misery vacation. I'm picking that one neck, right? I have a fantasy, notify array fries. My my husband and I have these great desire to turn up at the airport just with the backpack and spin like the alphabet. Yeah. And for example, v came up. Let's pick a place starting with v and let's just go buy ticket and fly the advise against Venezuela. Yeah. Okay. Well, there in the problem decay. You know, do you have anybody who's gone for the full surprise? And I've got there and gone. Not that like it. That's that's everyone's concern. Right. And this is kind of crazy part in this is why we're still, you know something that we're, we're going very excited about an end and getting more more more travelers for is that that we haven't really had any bad experiences to one that it was a sorting experienced that this person has multi-dose nation trip, and she gives the budget that was you could only work so much, and it was only for one country and sending her on a motivation ship within Iceland, but she was expecting to go to another country as well. And you know, kind of a miscommunication we realized there we could maybe make it a bit more on the survey what it is to to expect, and you know, for her budget was extremely low. So pretty obvious you're gonna go to the for to go, you know, going into circuiting all around western Europe, for example. But yeah. So you. Up until now. It's really been people that sign up for it know what they're getting into. And we made pretty clear the website and we really do have Lotto's on who surprise travel is good for wide good for you. In general whites a healthy to not be googling away your experience before you go on it and potentially ruining it and leaving some element of surprise there. And yes, luckily we haven't had any nightmare scenario with somebody's like, well, this is definitely not what I wanted, and that's kind of why we were very meticulous about our survey in our in our customer experience being being Soro. It's just such an exciting concept for business a love. Actually, I'm interested. How did you come up with it? We all sitting around a dinner table saying, hey, I'm going to leave. So it's funny, it's actually three years ago, my co founder and we were talking about how there's somebody cool gopro and drone videos that are kind of becoming more and more mainstream, right? You know, you have a listen meeting footage of people going on amazing trips and you have this little tiny camera like a gopro where you can get this amazing footage and you have all these amazing influencers going on trips and sharing it and the rise of YouTube, Instagram, and, and you're saying, okay, you know, you're sitting in the office. You're saying this looks like so much fun. How can I just go one of these trips? And you know, you wanna have an easier more seamless solution to getting there than just saying, okay, wait. So let me let me sort of what's up group. I mean, that's my friends we wanna do are you know you're just gonna other, for example. Like, do you want to go skiing, do want to jungle. We want to go into the desert somewhere. We're kind of adventure. Do we? What can I do want to do? And it's really hard because you're like, well, this all sounds great..
"ecuador" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"Can't do it big, you're you're into the food, you're into authentic experiences and adventures that are off the typical tourist path. Big eerie. Your mean you're also young and you talk about partying on the beach in in Ecuador, how do they party in Ecuador? Yeah. Well, you know the, this was the second country revisited after quitting our jobs. And so we were kind of ready to let loose and Ben Ben is former engineer, and he was a very excited to have some freedom. And we had heard all these stories about this beachside town of Montenegro and to be honest, it's mostly travelers there that are partying and we decided to spend a few days there to be quite honest. It was not a cultural experience. Not the most beautiful beach at all. But what this town promise is epic nightlife than it was a pretty fun like we stayed at this also and got to know a lot of other travelers. They're points draping games as far as and. To the beach in to kind of place where you can just get a drink at a at a street stall and and rum wrongs streets on the beach is fun. Nice. So what made you quit you jobs? Obviously we know why quijote's them. We speak to so many people that do it for you know, sense of adventure and and just really experience life. What were you doing Katie and been? You're a engineer. So what made you give it all up. So I was working in graphic design and advertising, and actually both really liked their jobs. We had a comfortable life than we had a great hartman's great family and friends. But we just kind of realized that we could see ourselves in that same spot in four hundred fifty years, and we decided that we wanted just a little bit of a chance to experience something different. And honestly what was meant to be three months in South America ended up kind of snowballing and turning into something that has continued for the past five years. It was kind of an accidental quitting our jobs and kind of stay that way. But yeah, it seems to me the Americans have not really done that very much in the past. They've been very much career oriented annoyed just get the feeling that more and more Americans are deciding to Chuck it in for long ago, traveling. It's tough when you're working at a company and you only have to East Asian for the whole entire year. And that's kind of what we saw and we wanted to have Logan more time travel..
"ecuador" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"And so you end up swinging underneath a bridge like a pendulum. Right? Yep. So you're off to the adrenaline, rush the guys? Yeah, we got quite a few adrenaline rushes in Ecuador. We also went snorkeling in the Galapagos where we saw sharks and penguins eternal Mantiri's gas. So we had quite the adventures experience, not Phil. I'm going to stop here now skew. Yes. With these chance that we've done about Ecuador is, is this the kind of country you thought was not at all night? I mean, obviously, Mesa find out about the waterfalls and the beautiful forests. And what have you a now we're finding out about all the drilling activities as well for a relatively small place. It pecks of punch eight miles been. What did you think when you go visit above your expectations? It really was. I mean, I didn't really have any expectations coming in, but I mean, just after finding out everything you can do within the whole country is so small, but it has so many things to do at it. It's really long you found out it was the size of what is the size of Colorado. Thank puts it into context fully. Now, Katy also both of you spent some time working on a on an organic farm. So you go from this adrenaline rush to this kind of place, full village law full most. Yeah, we so we ended up signing up for this volunteer program through buffet, and the directions on the website were very, very simple. They were, you know, take this local bus and have them drop you off on the side of the road or basically in the middle of nowhere. And then the instruction say an height up hill for an hour and a half. Or big backpacks, and we're hiking literally in mud that's up to our media's so. So we boots on and were hiking, and we look at each other. The sun's going down in relax are via actually gonna make it to this farm the so-called farm that we don't even know this and sure enough. We made it. Yup. Thank goodness because we were literally or no, but we spent on a week on this farm doing kind of all sorts of different chores around the round the the home said it was a really, really incredible team. What would that growing? What was the produce. The little ones of different festivals and intrusive. They're growing like corn, tomatoes, he nuts. There's a whole variety of things and then different projects on farm as law. That guy is all day solar shower. To help out other all their problem, tears. I like the way you travel London on nor a messy adrenaline junkie. I like being in the water and snorkeling and that sort of thing. But anything highs in a table..
"ecuador" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"It today is always come down to just -plicitly I think come, I think I realized that a fairly young age that was at my happiest when my life was my simple and and it was that one of those maybe miserable when everything was complicated. So I think spending time out in the woods and everything. You've got everything you need in the world on your back. It really hit time, then you don't need a lot of stuff to be happy. And and I think that two ways being a huge motivation for me hitting out into the wilderness. So what a been saw the challenges then you've painted a pretty romantic picture, but. This this concept of stranger, to guess to family. As we know with families, it can often be a rookie road. They'll give you the flip side. Dadis time attack tech rep, adult win os. Do these so ISIS agent like to these saints just suddenly so ISIS, but I'm gonna see what there's been other times like it's raining in the north of Mexico called copper canyon area, incredible regions like four times bigger than the Grand Canyon. And I've done about five troops arrive in the last two decades. The very first trip. I was a best bus ride able to talk Renault came to Mexico. It was rubbed bunnies, mass bandits, like two or three. I am in the morning at a gun hill to my head. Fell loves these kinds of stories. This is great. What are you get to do then in terms of tricks, what have you, what do you want to do. Places. I've never been to cook a stab, always fancied y'all focused out and actually the Kimberley's in your supply of Bingde Western Australia, but never been up to the Kimball spend a minute time out there and spots. Of Ethiopia, the Rift Valley area in African month to get to look. I, I think it's one of those things with irrespective of how much hiking you've done, how many places you bang. There's always something else to do the United States and is always other places to explore. Yeah, it's been something I've done pretty much my whole lot and something I plan to continue to do. I'd like you to die for the next sixty years. We'll listen thing February talking to you, and I guess it'd be great to finish on a place of a single piece of advice that anyone that's thinking about doing a alone whole trick. The big thing is really preparation. You're just doing as much research Janon getting his food as possible. And also I think travelling lightly. Traveling is lightly as we possibly can because I mean. It's tough to enjoy along when you turn the kitchen sink on your back and you say, that's a huge thing. Otherwise talks conferences, automo- mountain. About traveling as lightly as possible, and an emphasis necessity rather than superfluous. Luxuries. 'cause it all adds up and and a lot of it gets back to that whole idea of simplicity, United, just not needing as much stuff. I think they're actually bamboo on, but on depends. She can buy. Five. Strength together from places of I had a let my fingers do the walking while we're having a chat there. Ecuador is only very slightly smaller than Colorado. Beautiful. We've gotten the The US. US Cam, thanks much. We'll have links to not only your books but also your Instagram in a couple of other things national night. Great talking to you, Kim. Yeah, yeah, I probably sounds nice that really, you're gotta get command. That's even better. Yes. Links to a can pick up the hidden tracks and more on Cam in show nights. Now Kadian been filler otherwise known as to wondering souls, and they have been to a number of destinations including Ecuador, which they say was unforgettable. We've got the guys on Skype now. Hey, Katie been to wondering souls. So what was unforgettable about Ecuador. Gosh, I think there's many things that we could say were unforgettable, but the things that kinda stick out about our trip to ackward were. Being able to experience explore the nature and wildlife and do a lot of adventure activities luck. Luck what sticks out. We also had an amazing experience meeting other trawlers and having a few local connections as well. Look, what? So what would some of the adventure activities you got yourselves into. We did quite a bit. I can't nearing we'd when non Viking we win twenty in which is like a swing junk bungee jumping without the bounce back when from Kim's looking very perplexed pointing from the breach, yes, you jump off that..
"ecuador" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"It's like glass aggress and with lakes everywhere. And then you go all the way down through the jungle. So like the nice thing around Ecuador is just like, see the public bus or go in drive with somebody in a car and just look out the window because it changes every five minutes. You have a different different view. And so like the bottom of would be one of us. You have near Cuenca if you drive Gwen cuts, hula Guay keel. You have Ogaga. It's a national park and it's actually one big lake, and there's moss on top of it. So it's, you can walk on it. It's there. There's dish meters, wise moss, so you you walk on top of this and you walk through this forest and like a whole fairytale to came in life there. Beautiful, beautiful lakes in little trees, and you can see, well, the reputa- FOX's different things around it's Meg, beautiful, hiking. So does really, really great. There are some areas where we have just waterfall after waterfall. There's also yeah, just parts where you have very like turning winding roads. So every time you look like there's like another letter, third into row, the UC like another five waterfalls coming down. So does are beautiful. And of course the the wheels, like every every summer I do, I do try to go because it's just one of the things that you'd like your this. I was there a couple of weeks ago and just from the beach, you could see two wills jump so in their show big bag. It's always an amazing thing that doesn't matter how many times you've seen them like this whole bus-size animal coming out of the out of the ocean. Yes. Wonderful. Tell us what it is you do what your company does, their help people can get in contact with you. Okay. Well, work for colorful. Ecuador travels where company that's it's inbound tourism. So we try, we organize everything around Ecuador and Galapagos. If you want to go anywhere else. We were very people because we really love what we do. So as a company really believe in. Yeah, in what the country has to offer. So we organized, it's rips we put together in connects both providers with with the clients in general, and we've started also like operating different parts of hotel. So we have Caselli. So it's a small boutique hotel in in Kitale. We work together with DC science and educational hotel, or it's an educational center actually. And the hotel supports the whole part of of the sensor in Guam, Milton which is about four hours from Kito. We have moved psychological go. So we do Galapagos island hopping in a different way also connecting the local provider. So that's there's people like the the real situations that there are people living on the Galapagos item. So it's also nicest support the local businesses, which is a way to do with with a part of the island's hopping. And we also do volunteer work in an effort, Spanish cool and keep zone going to Ecuador, get onto it said, thanks so much between you're very welcome links in China at Seneca. Co-pilot beautiful picture of Ecuador. So let's start to pick it apart Mookie off with Cam. He's written a Cutler. Books including the hidden tracks and as of twenty eighteen he's hiked more than sixty thousand miles or ninety six thousand five hundred sixty one ks in some fifty, six countries in six continents Cam, hey, going fate. So. Just hearing that actually. Well, yeah, you've taught me out. That's that's a hell of a lot of tricking. So can you expand on hiking in Ecuador. Spain about. Spent about five or six. Eight cynic would back in two thousand and four cents been a while, but the two things that really stand Eppelmann regard sake would. The volcanoes and a national pot by the name of us. That's c, I s. And regarding the volcanoes, Ecuador, it's a pretty small country. I think. It's a little bit bigger than Victoria in area ones, but I've got it side that might like must have. I wrote incident America's, so I'll check it out, but it's going to be the the size of Rhode Island has..
"ecuador" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"So that's that's already a difference. And you have to be got up again you to be able to live there becoming elegant. You can be born or you can marry in switz-. That's the only way basically can get it and then as an Ecuadorian or any other foreign that has like valid working visa, you're able to go and work there if you are allowed to buy the government's. So it means basically as in Galapagos company, you can apply for it's, you can say, okay, I've looked between all the Gallup again, news live. There and there's none that fit my description. I need, for example, marine biologists, which so many years of experience in researching turtles. I have this person and then they tell you how much time they are authorized to do is it's normally maximum year and you can extend up until five times. So that's like the maximum. So that's that's one of the ways that they're trying to protect it. Because in the past, especially with the tourism industry growing a little bits, there people moving there and starting to work, especially as waiters and receptionist, because also the guiding part is heavily protected like you can only become a Galapagos national park guys if you're are Galapagos new. So that's takes the level of the guide sometimes down quite a bit. Two has a lot of, for example, the companies that want to have like a really good nature experience in both biologists and neglect, purpose, national park guys to do what department radiations. And what about just as a visitor, if you as the visitor, you're allowed to come for sixty days years. That's the maximum you can stay there. So there are they put in some new loss at were paid into place in may indirect. She going to be effective in in November. So that changes the whole rules on plastic. There's no plastic straws allow there's no plastic. If you wanna an A-plus the container. So if you're going on a boat excursion, you will get old like just normal plates and everything. There's nothing that can be thrown away and no plastic bags. So you're not even allowed to bring your shoes and plastic bag like nothing that is plastic that can only be used once. So that's the biggest change in a lot is going to be effective on the first of November and one of the other things that you cannot go without the nineteen Mary. So you'll really have to have a plan that you're staying in the legally approved hotels because, yeah, other forms of of accommodation also took a flights of people just staying in people's houses. And that is not the idea. Like the idea is. The national park also regulates older hotels that are approved to be in the Galapagos national park into residential areas. Basically, because only three percent of the Galapagos national park is actually allowed to be lifted. It's which are two to four towns that we have. She have and the couple of the Highland parts where there some forming loans and that is that is controls how to do to waste management, how to do to water management. So also to I get to keep everything of low control day of now installed. That's like, you cannot travel there and just see what kind of hotel that you're going to book when you're arriving. What's your favorite part outside of the classes? Actually there for meter places above the Galapagos within Ecuador. There's parts Kula sports. We call the bottom, oh, which is above the three and a half thousand meter. So you have like most amazing landscapes. So if you dry, for example, from Kitale to dinner, then as one of like the easy accessible jungle towns, you go from two thousand eight hundred meters up to four and a half thousand more or less fighter growth. And that's just gives amazing landscapes. With we call it by hassle..
"ecuador" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"In this episode. But your quiz question to get us onto why equal? What is special about the name of the country find out at the end of the episode look was recently the Listrik conference in Edinburgh, where I caught up with our first guest, Nicole and Astor. What is she loves most about Ecuador. It's the people. The people are really like, it's, it's, they're very genuine, but also like how the culture is built. It's very much based on on sharing on having time for persons. If somebody has one dollar, they will buy a beer and we'll share its together. I, it's not. It's not about a very selfish culture. It's just about life. Like for me, that is what makes me happy in life of being able to have the time to share of bundled being busy now with what I'm actually going to be doing tomorrow in a couple of hours. So also to have this, this thing that you can basically do what you want to do at that moment. So for example, when we have busy day in the office. So that this just go out the whole office for karaoke. Everybody can like even if we say it's at two o'clock in the afternoon, like a few phone calls are made soup parents and grandparents, and the boyfriends and girlfriends and has been wise and it's five o'clock real singing karaoke. So that's the that's a bit of how the spirit is like it's basically of living there. It's not the most efficient culture in the world, and we might like if we will be working in Europe, we do a low less people, but we have fun like there's there's there's a generation like happy vibe, voice everywhere. And so how is it one of those countries with the majority of people living in the capital, or is it spread out? It's quite spread out like the the capital is zone. So that has about a two million people. So like is the biggest city of Ecuador's one of the most the most direct the, it's based on the coastal area. So der it has about two and a half million people. So does you like the the two main areas where people live in totes? We have thirty million people living within Ecuador, more of Ecuador. Living outside of Ecuador after doing white would like the big cities Cuenca. That's about five hundred thousand. So it goes down. I heard you speaking, we're here. We go veggie speaking the other day about the four or five regions of the country just take. Yeah, so we, yeah, we divide the country in in four regions so we have the the Sierra recall it. It's the end Ian region. So it's everything's do with amount since we have a whole Andean spine going through the whole of Ecuador, basically from the border of Colombia to the border of of ru said, we call it the end this. So this is beautiful, snowcapped volcanoes villages. There's a lot of indigenous people living there as well. We have full markets but also to capitals and colonial centers. We have the muscle Neo, so that's the jungle area. It's the whole Amazon basin. We don't. She touch Amazon. That's one of our biggest frustrations like they say, they say that the previews took it away. So that's a bit like a bit of neighbor resentments parts vizo Amazonian basin. So does everything that we. We call it a jungle area. We have to coastal plains. So deport most going up to the coast with this whole Pacific coast, and then Galapagos a separate region for us as well. So those are four once the Amazon. Right now is it heavily protected its heavily protected in a way. This is not easy to move there. Like it's part of Ecuador, but it's considered a complete. Like we have a special regimen that goes there. Soldiers, your special laws for department Lapa goes their special labor laws as well as also in how that you know how much you pay people, for example, salaries in Galapagos or seventy five percent higher than the mainland's that's by law. So the minimum wage in Ecuador moment is three hundred and eighty five and then Galapagos, it's five hundred seventy five..
"ecuador" Discussed on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
"In a way that is Ecuador? Where people can, work, late at night where people can work on weekends people who generally talk about how. Great the public transportation system taking are, taking a tea or the t. one during rush hour Monday through Friday they do not take the bus at night they do not take the, bus on, weekends it don't take. The bus you know see or four times a day to get to different events or. Different meetings so public transportation huge huge huge issue and it's really not the address effectively so I, totally, agree, with what how say The wisdom of Howard of, green tree, so what was I gonna oh I know you wrote a column recently interesting. Com for the, city, paper, talking I'm, gonna oversimplifying essentially saying men could consider. Upping their game when it comes? To fashion Yes I think. Few would disagree but what made you think of it and decided to write about it Well I read about it because I feel like the way that. Fashion is moving and the way that. Men think. About themselves is, something that is akin to I, exist I put on something. I walk outside I'm gorgeous I am man hear me war and you. Know, and I think men are. They're even trying to steal the roaring from women for crying out loud Seven to say Limited license but I do feel that in the, but you know in the same, way that, women you know take some time to put on the outfit or make up our fix their hair in a way, that is I I'm entering the public sphere and I want. To raise it I wanted to present my full whole south to people so that they could understand who I am and what I'm about that men can do. The same thing and one thing I've talked about in the column was just the way that in nature and natural world not. Of other species the men are. The more cleanse you. Talked about line it's the male line that, has the, main you know the peacock the male peacock has has. A colorful feathers and so many other species there is an effort to for the man to actually make it effort to present himself. In the world and I think that there's, something that is you know it I just kind of to me is, is honorable respectful of south as well as the fact that. Other people are going to be looking at you I just think that men are beautiful and I don't think that mentioned hi there beauty because they're trying to. Fit in with like a toxic masculine sense about how I look and that's being masculine and k about how you look humid. I mean humans dress in the. Door and throughout the. History of of of the world before there, was quote, unquote close we were our bodies with something and it's. A natural part of who we are as humans that I just think that men should take advantage of the full humanity and part..
"ecuador" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Now we just need a little bit of port i understand that and the and you know what the innocent will be hurt so blame like when we blake when the italians have being in the mafia i don't blame the government i don't believe somebody being racist saying are you in the mob you're done i mean the the mafia them playing the terrorists blame doors guatemala or these third world countries that just do not take care of their people or the the gang cartels the drug cartels in mexico deal with that because when they come here we're gonna have to deal with it here but when it's a worker from what do we know where this guy is for door ecuador to sink thing because you know they leave their because they they have nothing for the folks i'm that's broad stroke understands me i know a lot of folks from ecuador many of whom are in the country illegally and they come here in search of a better life our way to provide you know for their kids and grandchildren i mean this this specific incident and it's not he's not he's not a terrorist we assume he's not a gang member we assume i mean he's not a criminal we assume i'm a he's never been arrested for any prior to this any other that's why maybe you get this one pizza guy a break so here's the thing joe right so this thirteen nobody is is harder on the issue of border security and illegal immigration than me i'm not for legalizing all the socalled daca kids this and that there are over thirteen million illegal aliens in this country at least right oh yeah over thirteen million.
"ecuador" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Ecuador weather in the league gotta be in the eighties there's no thermostat in here but it's got to be at least eighty yeah no it gets it gets it gets hot in cold down here sometimes really really both right now it was really warm dan right really warm when we first walked in around twelve fifteen twelve thirty yeah and now the air conditioning is kicked in and starting to get a little chilly in here now so i do have a a hoodie but i'll probably have to pop that on within an hour or so anyway all right so we're going to talk about some some slang a little bit later on generational slang which i think is going to be fun especially when we go back and see the terms that the kids were using you know fifty years ago as opposed to what's being used and they're adding some some words to the to the scrabble dictionary and we'll we'll talk a little bit about that there's there are some to word i'm sorry two letter words that are being added one of which is worth fifteen points that's that's pretty crazy you know what's used that word a lot and we'll tell you what that word is get your fifteen points you are you scrabble fan dan so this is slightly embarrassing but back in the bradley university days the only day that didn't have a drink special at the local bars was wednesday so he turned it into muffin scrabble night because perkins offered to for one muffins so we would go to perkins by muffins play scrabble so wait a minute so what the local bar didn't have a drink specials i mean so you know there was there was one bar close to campus.
"ecuador" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"And they found that pay and they found they found that the the woman from ecuador and jason tells the story of having graphs and not knowing what to do with it and then flying to ecuador after finding the family and bringing the photographs being uncertain whether she show them and eventually shine them to them and the family was actually able to have some kind of closure and some kind of a ability to sort of reconcile the loss even though remained tragic at the fact of knowing the fate of their of their family member was was vital and also one one of the people whose voice we we hear in the film talks about how he and and he's friend had to leave friends behind in the desert and and they had to leave a woman friend back in the desert because she wasn't able to walk anymore and he breaks out crying and then he also adds let me just my comment that we think about people dying because of the heat because of lack of water and of course that happens definitely but he really adds twitter he says anything can happen he talks about how he almost fell off of a very steep climb the animals that might attack the border patrol vipers and all all of these going through all of that so that they can basically and again my comment not what he said i don't know how else to say but so that they can slave full full americans who then treat them very poorly here the the ice looks for them and might find them and send them back so i don't know what my question is if you wanna comment on what i said well there's a lot there and you're absolutely correct and your interpretation of these sort of sort of the moral or ethical side of what's going on here i will say that those two individuals that you speak about the two brothers who we spend time with and stayed in touch with up until february you know they made it to the destination and i was in touch with them over what's app and you know versions of.
"ecuador" Discussed on BizTalk Radio
"Engaging with customers and share the love so they're spreading love ecuador mattering in half no healthy snoring thank you know like the right now i i've never heard him alive you've never energy is question actually you celebrate in any way for them to decide you spread love his number one is you provide consistent support altering program it's like a like a good runway number two engage with blog content not going to read the description number three promote you let it take good out there every three promote authentic interactions now we relive with this one because i like happy customers deal with people not computers i can just see some will say no cases this is what is the elf was happy people this is exactly right okay number four offer respect don't come onto strong with your sales pitches clinton who makes them well sure interest number five listen for feedback tooclose you here's don't say i told you so that's it's as your small business should be looking for in process feedback in everything you did number.
"ecuador" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Phone with the people of ecuador you know something my family comes first why you family asked the right i know given dan family kinney you've got to apologize now has here at red eye radio we believe in family third safety four and and that the whole i mean can you imagine that right yes because we always talk about our own selfinterests i mean that's really the driver of any a political campaign and everything else connecting with people selfinterest on whatever level it might be and all of a sudden it's become foreign pond intended for a president to say that he wants to focus on america first now we can talk about you know how he's going to do at noon i've criticized as as he you know promotes this idea floats that idea where we agree and disagree that's not the point it goes back to what you said during the campaign and he's identified the problem what he's willing to do i think the one thing that he has shown is the willingness to compromise now he wants to certain things there's no doubt he wants wall there's no doubt now we can have the debate of over whether that's the pride of being able to follow me with a campaign promise or the political ascent essentials you know in terms of the political playbook being able to deliver something some big something's along the way in that and that first term in order to get a second term but he has identified those problems and he is stayed on the point the democrats he's offered up one point eight million in terms of dreamers and expanded the number beyond what obama did what's their reaction no we want a clean bill claim bill clean bill they know that's not going to happen and by the way it may never happen but you get them on record of saying listen because the other side of that whether it gets twenty five billion for a wall or two point five billion for a wall is that he what's the idea behind wall let secure those borders legwell tighten up border security and that's where he drives essentially with the majority in america and i now according to have one eye in on.