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"fiji" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"Half of them. Believe that they won't be able to get work back again for the next. For how long. And how are they going to survive. Also have concern for many drumming signs of social unrest and even public protests. That's quite unusual in fiji news. All these all this very strange for fiji. The government and jay is notoriously difficult as note. It doesn't like criticism. What sort of impact as that head for getting the truth out there and anketing good debate going being able to ask questions in the beginning they will very transparent about the information that was coming out from the government. They were holding press conferences. Prime minister was fronting up the health minister. And all in his his officials and they were you know addressing the nation and and that was the media was able to ask the questions that needed to be asked and on behalf of of the public that stopped in the last two months. Why i believe that the questions were going to get harder than than ever. And i don't think they will really to to to address those if you you realize you're in a crisis like you are in now these people. They voted for in power. And i think it's only right for the prime minister to frontiers people and explain to people. this is what's happening. We're in this crisis but we need to give.
"fiji" Discussed on RNZ: The Detail
"Cure i'm sharon break kelly today on the details the covert crisis. That's right on our doorstep. Feed g hemi been warned that decision lehem for sandymount cove in nineteen patients. Go home for isolate. We agree hitting a double tragedy. Probably killed them agency. He below die as well as we are not doing. Anything for the economy's today marks another deadly day for fiji with six more dead from covered. Nineteen and six hundred and thirty six at least two more deaths and over. Four hundred cases will confront we one hundred twenty two. So it's a huge job at the various lucy. Another new record there now over thirty eight hundred positive people in isolation despite the alarming spread of a second wave of covered nineteen and fiji.
Olympic Travel a Big Challenge for Some Pacific Island Teams
"Famous athletes in sports like tennis and golf heading to the Tokyo Olympics will probably arrive in Japan at the front of the plane but for others it's a little different it's the style to which the athletes of the Pacific islands are on the custom features gold medal winning men's rugby sevens team will arrive in Tokyo along with the other members of the national team on a call go freight flight which is holding mostly frozen fish ask commercial passenger flights to and from the Pacific nations have become scarce join the pandemic the Fiji teams were originally expected to fly directly from Australia to Tokyo the plans were changed at the last minute you could you could nineteen related restrictions in Asia I'm Charles the last month
The Mystery of Esther Brandeau
"This story starts in the seventeen thirty s. Seventeen thirty three to be precise and this historical figure who i call esther brando shacklock. This figure is being sent to family in amsterdam on a dutch ship but this dutch boat runs aground. She's rescued and then ensues a five year journey. She doesn't go back to her family. She stays for time in beats which is a coastal town nearby for a little while and then sets off as a young man and travels all along coastal france working on boats between bordeaux and don't for example deserting at not continues onto a han in brittany where they work for taylor then for a time in semi lower. They work for a baker and then they work for a time in a religious order and they work for a retired soldier and then ultimately at some point. they're arrested and suspected as a thief but then released twenty four hours later and then eventually they board a ship at lower shell a typical starting point for transatlantic voltages to what the french empire called new france. What we today call quebec quebec city in particular. Which is when dot territory. There is only one account written by a woman about the story from that time period written by a nun in a letter to a friend in which she says. This happened in canada. This person arrive to turned out to be a jewish young jewish girl. Aleve the new cetinje on canada. In fiji we've dc matlock look on soup. Sonar came this year to canada. A jewish girl disguised as a sailor. She was suspected of being a person on the ship but she did not admit to it. Monsieur de don don interrogated her. She told him the truth and that she had fled from her parents because she was less loved by them than one of our sisters.
My Name is Mud
"We're talking about mud. This ubiquitous combination of water and dirt is useful for science employed in health and beauty a little known component of professional sports. And it's even eaten to see someone's name is mud is to mean that they are lowly. We're that they are in trouble of their own. Making usually through some form of idiocy. There's an old story that the expression derives from doctor. Samuel mudd with two ds. Who unwisely took pity on. John wilkes booth president. Abraham lincoln's assassin mutt treated booths. Broken ankle that he suffered when leaping to the stage of ford's theatre for the doctors troubles. He was sentenced to life in a federal prison. Like many interesting historical stories. This one is not true. The phrase first appeared in print in eighteen twenty forty five years. Before lincoln's assassination in another obscure english slang mud was an eighteenth century equivalent of dope dolt or idiot and was used through the nineteenth century by union workers equivalent to scab or a strike breaker. Let's start with gio fiji. The scientific term for eating dirt or mud or earth on the island nation of haiti cookies. Made of mud are eaten and while they are tradition. They're not really eaten by choice. The mud helps to fill up the stomachs of the poorest country in the western hemisphere especially for the people in areas like the slum of city so lay yellow dirt from the central plateau of the island is mixed with salt and vegetable shortening spread into disks and allowed dry in the sun. The mud has long been prized by pregnant. Women who believe it to be an antacid an important source of calcium though there is no science to back that up even before the devastating twenty ten earthquake many haitians lived in what is called food insecurity a phrase that really under sells the condition
Redefining Africa's Smart City Narrative
"Is my guest today on fiji cities. Africa is research at the urban real estate research. Unit at the university of cape town look has particular interest in urban innovation and sustainability in african cities. Welcome give us a quick tour of your background and some much highlights. I don thanks for having me on your show as you said. I research at unit. I'm also just over a phd arizona state university in the us and it's in innovation and global development and my background is in other management and stint The last couple of years might research activities have largely been sainted around cities in africa. And how they harnessing technology is development. So if your recent work in africa with regards to cities on technology to support him development and city government objectives. What are some specific examples. That stand out to you and what else. Some of the key lessons learned this this. This quite varied application of the smarts the concept across the continent. I think by and large. It's a has primarily been around smart satellite cities which is a growing phenomenon across african cities. Basically developing smart technologically advanced cities on griffin next to existing cities. So if you look at he could land on this technology city and toxicity in kenya. Nairobi would also the different typologies. Such as what we say cape town which is a more kind of embedded approach of basically using technology to said the marlboro and comprehensive objectives and at nairobi. During this
NASA's Mars Rover Perseverance takes it's first trek across Mars
"Is new. Mas twenty twenty perseverance. Rover is undertaking. Its first tentative test. Drive across the surface of the red planet. The trick only about six and a half maters was designed simply to test. The car sized six science labs mobility along its violent launch from earth the freezing code seven month journey from earth to mars and it's rigorous entry descent and landing into jets crater still the mobility. Test max one of many milestones on mission managers checklists as they calibrate every system every subsystem an instrument on both perseverance and its companion helicopter drone ingenuity drive which lasted about thirty. Three minutes built the road before with by four meters then turned in place one hundred and fifty degrees to the left and backed up two and a half meters to a new temporary packing spot wants. The river begins pursuing scientific goals. Regular commutes extending two hundred made his a more expected. Kate objective of perseverance as mission on is is astro biology including search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover will also characterize the mashing geology and past climate. It'll pave the way for fiji. Human exploration of the red planet adult will be the first mission to collect an save martian rock and regular for future sample collection and returned to worth subsequent nasa emissions. In cooperation with the european space agency will then send a sample return mission to mars to collect the samples from the surface and return them to work for in-depth analysis. The mass twenty twenty perseverance mission is all part of masses moon to mars nation approach which includes adamus missions to the moon that will help repay for human exploration of the red planet. The rovers mobility systems. Not the anything getting a test drive. During this period of initial checkouts visit variances also received a software update replacing the computer program that helped land perseverance with the one. It will rely on to investigate the red planet. She manages also checked out. Perseverance as radar image of mao subsurface experiment. And it's myers. Oxygen in situ resource utilization experiment instruments. They then deployed the mas environmental dynamics analyzer instruments to win senses which extend out from the rover's mast. Another significant mawson occurred on meisel day. Twelve engineers unstirred the robes to meet along robotic arm for the first time flexing age of its five joints over the course of two hours robotic arms. The main to the science team will use to close up examinations of geologic features and it will drill and sample the ones they find most interesting upcoming events and evaluations over the next week or so. We'll include more detailed testing and calibration of the scientists tournaments sending the rover on long drives and jettisoning the covers that part of the river sample caching system and the genuity mass helicopter during landing the experimental flight test program for the ingenuity helicopter will also take place during the rovers. Commissioning well well. This has been going on mission cameras being busy. They've already sent back more than seven thousand images
One Key To Healthy Oceans? Sharks
"All right. melissa let's get into it. Let's talk about something. People might not think about when they think of sharks and that's the role that they play in the health of the oceans. Yes so let's start with kind of generalized shark Many of them start their life out in a nursery so no secluded kind of area such as say a mangrove and so they use the protection of those routes to learn how to become a shark to be able to hunt while not being hunted by their own species sometimes Once this animal kind of grows up some of them do go to coral reefs and coral reefs need sharks Just a shark being there. Actually kinda changes the dynamics of that coral reef for example in fiji there are some fish that are herbivorous that eat kind of like algae and seaweed that's in the coral reefs. They'll actually avoid areas. That are patrolled by reef sharks so that means that the stevie chanced dot kind of like a refuge in that area because they're not being eaten by any fish there so it allows dynamic to exist. They're actually. I'm not thinking of them like per you're protecting like plant species but just them being there is doing that. Definitely it is. It's it's one of the things of just shark being there. Changes what habitat looks leg because it influences the behavior of the fish that they eat right and and i know that they also kind of feed on the dominant pray in that area in that that can cause changes in those species. Tell me tell me a little bit about that. Quite a lot of people when they think about. What do we need sharks. They think of them keeping the ocean system balanced and they do keep praying numbers balance. So for example. Say you have a big predator fish and you have multiple of them. Because you've taken out the sharks that prey on them that means that that vegetation or any of those herbivorous fish that have been protected or kept in check. Suddenly that whole entire system goes out of wack. Because you've got nothing. Keeping those other predatory fish in line. So they're kind of like right. It's a smorgasbord. You can eat whatever. I walk and really it just leads to a ruined ecosystem so shirks play this role at coral reefs and then they kind of start to migrates her to move. What role do they play wild. They're actually migrating so the really cool thing about sharks is quite a lot of them are migratory so they're not always in one location for their entire lives many of them such as whale sharks take really long migration so they pop in various parts around the world and so it helps kind of transfer nutrients from different parts of the ocean via well poop if you think about it. It kind of makes sense. Because they're poop sort of acts like a fertilizer of sort for any respective habitat and a good example of this. There's actually grey reef sharks that are in the central pacific and they forage offshore of their habitat at night and then they returned to arrest in this atoll during the day and so they're constantly shuffling nutrients from that outer open ocean area into more densely populated coral reef area so researchers actually estimate this day to day offshore water insure water migration actually brings in about ninety five kilograms of nitrogen daily onto a coral reef. Which is usually nutrient limited which means that it keeps this ecosystem. Pretty healthy So yeah. I don't think we're going to be seeing poop. Like shark poop fertilizer anytime soon in our star. It's good
What if we vaccinated everyone in poorer countries first?
"Hello this is corona cost a daily podcast all about the coronavirus. I'm health reported teigen. Thailand and opposition journalist alter norman swan is tuesday the ninth of march two thousand and twenty one. So let's talk today about who gets vaccines when and let's talk about it from a global perspective because we've been talking a lot in australia about phase one a phase one b and all that sort of thing but really we have virtually no virus. It'll in australia. And it's running rampant around the globe and as we were saying yesterday when the virus running rampant in poorer countries. there's a high likelihood of variants popping up. That could cause problems with vaccines that we've got so ruth is ask us. Would it be betta for australia to vaccinate ourselves first and then turn our attentions to helping. Poor countries get vaccinated all to prioritize vaccinating people in poor countries first and then vaccinating australians. Second well there is a way through this but it's politically fraught one is that you could really go and make sure that all workers. That's everybody airport. Workers airport catering workers airline crews etc and their families and households are all unionized and preferably with the pfizer. Vaccines works quickly and his high performance. Hopefully against the variance and higher performance than astra. Also if you were to immunize. Australians before they come back home harder much harder to do then serious pretty well protected with our contact tracing and so on. And we've got time and therefore you could in theory divert two countries around us at an earlier. Stage the problem there is we would have to actually go into those countries and help them implement. It's not enough just to jump. Fis are at their door and hope that it actually gets there. We would have to devote resources to helping like we did with hiv by the way to helping. Those countries implement prevention and implement immunization campaigns. Many of them are pretty good at it but the probably need help to do that. So it's not just. The vaccine is the services in order to do it and the cold chain which is quite considerable so the issue could and it makes public health sense internationally if you could suppress this in countries where it's running rampant and have fewer variants being thrown off. Then you would actually make a big difference. But if you think of indonesia it's a huge country with a vast population and it would require concerted international effort to make sure indonesia it's enough doses and implements them and then you've got the pacific islands some of which are very competent. Doing this sort of thing and some of which might have problems. It's not straightforward australia's a rich country. But it's not particularly be country on the global scale would estimating vaccines really make that much of a difference. Mchugh difference to the pacific islands where the populations are small and we could certainly deliver enough vaccine to really get great coverage and places like fiji to value solomon islands and so on because the small populations and we can certainly devote enough vaccine there to get really great coverage the issues indonesia which is going too fast population as i said and chaotic health system in some parts and some of the islands massive cappella ago. So the question is what do you do. But indonesia howdy helping to nesia the sort of those. We could give would be a little bit of a drop in the ocean which require other nations to help out am and other suppliers to help heart.
E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers
"Take note. If you're thinking about stealing eggs from the nests of sea turtles on the beaches of costa rica. well you may wind up getting more than you bargained for because researchers have combined. Gps technology with three d. printing produce. Decoy eggs that look and feel like real turtle eggs but can track where traffickers go when they swipe these endangered embryos the egg saving efforts are mapped out in the journal. Current biology some finds sea turtle eggs to be a delicious seasonal treat. Others think they're an aphrodisiac. Which has produced a thriving illegal market the mock turtle eggs were crafted in response to something called the wildlife crime tech challenge a program sponsored by the us agency for international development. Scientists led by kim williams kyanne of paso pacifico conservation organization device the decoys. They drew their inspiration in part from popular tv. Show says paso pacific executive director. Sarah ostrom kim's idea to put a tracking device into the league came from an episode of breaking bad where the police hit a. Gps transmitter in a shipment of raw materials for methamphetamine lab. The first challenge was getting the eggs substitute just right. We started with the size and dimensions of the turtle. Egg trying to figure out. How much do they weigh. What's their texture. How often squishy are they. What's their color then. The sorted out the electronics cell phones very widespread throughout the world. And we realized that if we could just use a sim card and a gps gsm technology. That's used in cell phones that even if a beach was remote from a cell tower if it was headed to a market somewhere would eventually pass by a cell tower. And the decoy aches could transmit to one of these cell towers. Finally it was time for a field test. I was actually the person who put the eggs in the nests. Helen physi- of the university of kent. And so it was really a case of deploying decoys into the nests and seeing if they Happens when they as you get. Taken fiji planted a decoy egg. In one hundred one. Sea turtle nests on four costa rican beaches about a quarter of the decoys got snatched some malfunctioned but others gave trackable signal. One wound up at a bar about a mile away but another traveled an impressive eighty five miles from its nest. Physique kept an eye on its progress from her cell phone and basically was moving further and further inland And eventually it. Stop so zoomed in on on the like google maps basically and it showed me very very clearly that it gone behind a supermarket like some sort of akali seep market loading by kind of area which was pretty suspicious is now really re not reason to really be there unless you unless you're up to up tonight good. The decoy hung around the loading dock for a time before making its way to a nearby residential property the fact that it spent two days in so waiting suggests that it may been handed over to a trafficker who sold it to someone else perhaps even the consumer that really fits we what we know about the illegal trade of xing. Costa rica reunited fanatic. Total information from interview information that exists old door to door and it seems likely that this is what's happened so yeah. We're very happy with that result. We've we've proved the concept that you can actually use these x. fee says. She hopes the decoys which they've dubbed. The investigators can help to really crack down on the illegal poaching of sea turtle eggs and reduce such operations to shell of their former selves.
David S. Reynolds on Abraham Lincoln
"Our guest. Today is dr david. S reynolds historian who has written extensively on the civil war era. He's won numerous awards including the bancroft prize. And the ambassador book award just to name a few. And he is the author of the book. Abe abraham lincoln in his times professor reynolds. Thank you for being on our show. Great to be here richard. Thank you great. So much is made about president. Lincoln's lack of experience and his many supposed- professional failures prior to winning the presidency. But you seem to push back against this narrative. So what's the real story here. yeah One of the best books on him david. Donald to lincoln one of the better known books actually says very frankly that no president has ever entered the highest office being the least prepare less prepared than than lincoln that is the least prepared ball and on the surface kind of looks that way because he had less than one year of education just primary school education and Thou that was it and He didn't go through any formal formal of self education. Either but what i found is that he had something far more important. A insatiably curious. If he were on the law circuit around illinois he would go to a farmer and say. How does that machine work. And what brand of cow is that and and the pig over there. What can you describe that to me. Very very curious about the world around him And also he loved to read poetry in particular newspaper small so poetry and poetry kind of organized his thoughts and he memorized shakespeare by the page. She didn't do it to impress people but Suddenly suddenly would come out with a shakespearean soliloquy though is on his hard disk his brain and Or burns poem or something like that. So he was a really exposed to different levels of culture so much so that his contemporary emerson said There's one hero who stands out from the rest as somebody who bridges the entire range of experience from the very highest shakespeare of the opera. And all of that to the lowest. He like body humor and grotesque Frontier humor and emerson said he went down as far so the the very dogs believed in him so In a way who's very very open to experience and is that lincoln that i'm really interested in the songs he loved the poems he loved and what really made him a what what was going on inside of him right and you talk about. Lincoln's ran as an era of sensationalism. Violence susannah humor surreal the surreal in the bizarre which i think for anyone that follows politics now is a bit comforting to know that it's it's been like this for a while. So can you expand on just what you meant by that. Well i think there's been interesting sensationalism for a long time in many cultures but the difference was that because of changes in print printing techniques and also distribution techniques. Suddenly this was available to the masses and so the newspapers they used to be used to six hundred suddenly were once the penny papers and they were filled with sensational stories about murders and suicides and oh adultery and all all all this stuff and so yeah. I mean Linking grew up in this kind of culture. Also in popular humor lincoln said it was characterized by grotesque nece and it was a very violent kind of humor of gouging and and scrapping and scraping and a often feature these kind of frontier types. That were just wild men and people get a lotta thrills out of these kind of very very wild escapades in the crockett manuscripts the davy crockett manuscripts almond accents. Helper and p.t barnum. Who was a sensation. He was founded show business and wasn't in the circus business back then but he was in the museum business and he put on sensational displays like a fiji mermaid. Who is this beautiful blonde. Half naked woman had presented that way in in the posters. But actually it was just a a monkey's torso tied to a salmon's tail assistant in some water. And anyway the biggest. The smallest the fattest put things on display so in a way Lincoln had to serve accommodate culture as well because he was sold as as abe. That's book is called the kind of rough frontiers men with his sleeves rolled up and he's wielding an axe in these splitting the rails and by the time that It was advertised that way. It had been many years since. He's splitting rails because he was a respectable lawyer by the time war. Good suits and all of that and it was making a good income but he allowed himself to be sold as a even though he hated the name but he said without names like old. Abe uncle abe Honesty i wouldn't have been elected. I would not have been elected. So he was sort of put on display almost in a barnum barnum like way in eighteen sixty.
7.7 earthquake hits South Pacific Ocean
"Powerful underwater earthquake in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia and north of New Zealand. U. S Geological Survey says its magnitude is 7.7. A tsunami watch has been posted for those countries and for American Samoa, Fiji and other Pacific Islands. Officials in Hawaii say it is too early to determine if those islands are threatened. On Wall Street, the
Cyclone causes flooding in Fiji, kills 1 with 5 more missing
"Cyclone struck Fiji yesterday. Officials say At least one person died. At least five others are missing, including a child. At least 10,000 people were forced from their homes into shelters. The cyclone triggered flooding across the region. Fiji is still recovering from an even more powerful cyclone that he didn't December. That killed four people.
10 Trivia Questions on National Sports
"Today's episode is about national sports. Give you a country. You tell me the national sport for that country and we're gonna jump into those ten national sports and ten countries right now. Here we go all right here. We go with national sports trivia. Here's question number one japan. What is the national sport of japan number one and number two in cuba. What is the national sport of cuba number three scotland. What is the national sport of scotland. Number four were looking for canada in the summer. What is the national sport of canada in the summer and number five jamaica. What is the national sport of jamaica and number six lithuania number. Six lithuania number. Seven iceland number seven iceland number eight fiji. What is the national sport of fiji number eight number. Nine south korea number nine south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket football. That's soccer and rugby and what fourth sport england has four national sports cricket football rugby. And what those are all your questions for national sports. We'll be right back in just a second to check your answers and see how you did. We are back with the answers to national sports. I gave you the country. You tell me the sport. What do you think it was here was number one. Japan was sumo wrestling number one. The national sport of japan is none other than sumo wrestling number two. The national sport of cuba is baseball. baseball number. Three scotland is golf. Great robin williams. Bit about how golf was invented number. Three scotland and gulf number. Four candidate in the summer is lacrosse lacrosse. Shout out to my friend. Nick caputo was a master lacrosse player and just had a bunch of shirts made with his design for lacrosse. T shirt company number. Five jamaica is cricket. Cricket is the national sport of jamaica and number six. Lithuania is basketball. Lot of lithuanian basketball players out there number. Six number. seven ice lind is handball. I would not have guessed that. I would have probably guessed hockey myself. But it is handball for iceland number. Eight fiji is rugby rugby for fiji and number nine south korea. Taekwondo taekwondo in south korea and number ten england has four national sports cricket. Football rugby and tennis. Tennis was the fourth sport their tennis. There you have ten countries ten national sports. Now you know here is your fact of the day. One more thing to learn. Today the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred forty nine thousand seven hundred forty there. It is the odds of getting a royal flush are exactly one in six hundred and forty nine thousand seven hundred and forty.
At least four people dead as Tropical Cyclone Yasa leaves trail of destruction in Fiji
"And New Zealand Air Force teams are resisting the authorities in Fiji as they assess the extent of the damage from a powerful storm. Severe tropical cyclone NASA has left thousands of people homeless and at least four Fijians dead. He has been loadings. Yes, sir, left a trail of destruction across final 11, Fiji's second largest island. The first overflights show whole villages were wiped out. The cost of the damage is likely to run into hundreds of millions of dollars and aid effort is getting underway to distribute drinking water, food parcels and tarpaulins. The Red Cross said the storm had left many villages with nothing but the clothes on their backs. Since the storm hit, there has been no communication with the eastern Lau Group of islands. The extent of the damage there is not known. Psycho. NASA has now weakened as it heads down to Tonga.
Sell Almost Anything You Can Dream Of with Russell Brunson
"Russell. Say what's up to fire nation and sheer something interesting about yourself. That most people don't new what's a fire nation All right the first thing. I can think of the people probably know about me. Is that like i am. Deathly scared of cats have not touched the cat in over twenty years The last time. I touched a cat and mice will shut for three days and i have not touched. A cat said the my in-laws are cat people. So i literally go their house and i stand there and don't touch it. Well i can tell you. Can kate sorry. It was actually a campus and she was growing up. Her family always had one or two times. And i was the opposite. I was always a dog person. Springer spaniels my whole life and finally during quarantine because we used to travel all the time. In fact you. And i are supposed to be out in fiji recently. We weren't able to do that and we had a bunch of trips are ozzy cancelled. So i finally able to convince kate to get a dog with me so we now we have got him when he was two months old. But now we have a seven month old golden doodle. His name is gas and one reason why you'll love him russell's because he's hypoallergenic no shedding which was what i needed. Not because i was allergic to anything but just like. That's the one thing i don't like about. Dogs is the shedding. So gus is the perfect dog. I love him to death and follow me on instagram. If you want to see. Some great dog gussied dog video so russell as i t's earlier during the introduction. We're talking today about how to sell almost anything that you can flip in dream of and you have helped so many people do just that for so many years. I've been an avid click. Finals promoter and user for years and years and years now multiple to calm clever wars. All the nine yards. I mean i absolutely love. Click finals. I wanted to bring you back on. Because you've done something recently that again you just stay out of the curve. You continue to revolutionize stuff for so long like webinars were just boring like slides and then they have a talking head from time to time. There's an like and then you came out with this webinar. It's so spectacular because it's not lake. It's like this. Unbelievably new groundbreaking knowledge. I mean it's such important fundamental knowledge that you need to know fire nation. But it's how he delivers it with the stories and then the cartoons and the videos in the mix and the mismatch like i literally russell went back and watched one of my webinars and i hate it now. Like i hate my webinar. Because you so. I'm gonna follow your lead. My man and i'm going to mix up fire nation. Ill fire dot com slash. Click webinar just go over there. Watch this webinars free. It's amazing will up your game and it will help your business for the content but also for the presentation style you fire dot com slash click webinar and the title is the weird almost backwards. Funnel secret that is currently being used by underground group of entrepreneurs including myself to sell almost anything you can of so russell. Break that down for us. Yeah definitely so the group of entrepreneurs these are like my tribe. My people right. We call ourselves funnel hackers and a lot of people like don't turn means initially and for us. It's like all about trying to reinvent the wheel and figure things out from the beginning. It's like let's look and see what's working currently right and so looking at other people's funnel people's businesses and looking at as a model then create something new and unique outlook and i think that When i got started in business online. I thought i had to figure everything out. I was trying to be creative all the time and it really really struggled until i said that there's people who've been doing this for a long time and they're just trying to reinvent the will let me see what they're doing and what are the tweaks and changes. I can get my product or my service into the structure that they've proven his work and you know this is well anyone in in the online business like the art and the science right in the science doesn't change the framework. It's like the frame of a house right like that's that that doesn't change and so it was figuring what what's the framework. What's the funnel the things that we know work in the process that works the price points at work and then on top of that we. We've in our own art. Our own products our own messaging. And when you figure out how to do that we call funnel hacking. That's the that's the secret and now we've had people doing this. We have over one hundred hundred and twenty one hundred thirty thousand active members and click finals right now. We see it happening in every market in the world which has been so cool because it was kind of a new concept you know five or six years ago now. We're seeing it happen everywhere now. Literally i mean. I lost entrepreneurs on fire eight years ago and that didn't exist and i remember you coming and bringing of this phrase this term. You know this lifestyle back five six years ago. And i've washed it you know. Do it has done over the past five or six years. It's been absolutely amazing and fire nation. What we're doing next. We're going to go through the three main themes that russell talks about throughout the webinar. Now of course we're not gonna go into super depth on these because you're gonna watch the webinar for that and it's free and it's visual and it's beautiful and it's breathtaking at times like you need to watch for that reason but russell let's start with funnel hacking and how to ethically steel over a million dollars worth of funnel hacks from your competitor for under a hundred dollars. That's one benjamin taken away. Yes so this is something. I the concept i the principal i learn. Issue tony robbins. Who's a friend of both of ours. And tony said if you want to be successful in life you need to model those who are already successful and all parts of life. I like in in sports in business and everything and And so for me. I remember i was at an event and i heard this guy Showing one of his finals one time to talk about what they did how they did it and like all the money they spent all this stuff and i remember looking at that and i was like i'm never going to figure those things out and then for moment i stop and say what a minute. What if what. If i if i just looked at what he did and it looked like he had a product here and there was up selling the down so this was the process took someone to where if i took that again that framework and then i just weaved in my own product mountings into it and so i was kind of the idea. We'd have a name for back then. I would call frontal hiking today. But i i use that. And so i. This is before click funds probably seven or eight years ago is launching supplement at because i love supplements supplement. I know how to do it. So i found somebody who had to supplement funnel i looked at the structure. They'd proven would work to sell supplements. And i took that structure. I built my own supplement. You know put my own copy. My own words mount phrase by us use. There's is kind of a model like a business model. This is what we need to do and And we launched it and it blew up and we got huge and what was cool about it was. i didn't have to go and do tons of market researcher. All these things. All i had to do is literally go to the person's funnel and buy their product like put my credit card on my wallet spent a hundred bucks. I bought the product. And i was able to see everything right what we see some his website or a page. And it's like the tip of the iceberg but by paying buying the person's product and bunnell hacking him as able to see oh after they after someone buys a product sell them with this and they down so at this and this is the process. After i saw the process look like as the model that for my supplement. And that's how we were up to grow supplement company
The Unity of the Spirit (Ephesians 4:16)
"Fiji's chapter four verses one through six. I therefore a prisoner for the. Lord. Urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called. With, all humility and gentleness with patience. Bearing with one another in. Love. Eager to maintain the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one spirit just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call. One Lord one faith one baptism one God and father of all who is overall through all and in all. What a beautiful powerful. Passage, of scripture. As. Paul. Exhorts. The Church at Ephesus to. With eagerness like bend over backward to maintain the unity, you have in the church around Jesus and his word. and. This is a word. I'm convinced we need to your we desperately need to hear and he'd. Amidst a toxic divisive political climates specifically in the United States right now where there's so much tension so much division over political candidates and parties to see the facts of that division in the Church and God is calling us to bend over backwards. To maintain the unity, the spirit in the bond of Peace Now, this isn't just like some ambiguous unity. This is a a strong unity around a strong center, strongest center of all the spirit of God, the son of God, usually around Jesus and his word so. Everyone in the church is gonNA believe the Bible. And embrace the Gospel, and as a result, we have sherrard common foundations when it comes to even political positions on all kinds of things that are clear in the Bible and in accord with the Gospel, like all Christians were united because we all love God's word. We believe what God's word says about marriage about sexuality about life about care for the poor and a myriad of other issues. At the same time. Christians. Who believe the word who loves you this or following us who are making disciples for? Jesus. Sometimes make political calculations. Based on those common foundations we all share in scripture but those political calculations or decisions or positions sometimes very on things that are not clear and direct in God's word. But this reminded that are usually in the church is not based on those kinds of political calculations and positions and even decisions we might make our unity is around Jesus and what is clear and direct in his word. And so when when you have a disagreement with another follower of about something that is not clear and direct in God's word maybe even something you're passionate about it's actually a sign of health in this fallen world to be able to disagree about those things dialogue about those things with honor and respect and love for one another. But in a way that does not compromise unity together around Jesus and his word I. Our unity is not built around political ideology or candidates or parties are unity is built around Jesus and his word, and we clean to Jesus and his word and we. Must. Pray for this kind of unity in a toxic political climate or were continually tempted to accuse belittle and cancel and distrust and disparage deride even divide from other followers of Jesus. Like we are swimming in toxic political waters that. Are, poisoning unity Jesus desires for his church died so that his church might experience. So God, we pray we pray that you would help us. With. Humility. And Gentleness and patience. Bearing with one another in love. To maintain the unity of spirit in the bond of peace as your church during these
Dont forget to let activists know their work counts, urgesyouth climate adviser
"This is Matt, Wells. At U. N. news well, with high level meetings own going to address the climate and Biodiversity Crisis Center stage you and headquarters one of the Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group members urging world leaders to make sure their decisions get back to the people that helped shape policy on the ground, and this Gibson is co Coordinator Three Fifty Fiji regional use lead climate change network in the Pacific driven by young climate leaders and he. Told Julia Dean, of our UN Country Team Australia was important to let groups like his know they've made a difference for me. There are three reasons why we should be continuing to engage young people and the first reason is around young people are the only demographic that has the opportunity, the agency and the capability to be able to respond really quickly and effectively situations that need a response in the Pacific. We Sierra really clear example when it. Comes to responding to natural natural disaster. You look at any cyclone that we've had over the last ten years any development sector agency that's worth. Their salt will tell you that young people have been at the forefront of driving the transformative change to ensure that the response to the crises was done effectively ethically and quickly, and so that's the first reason is the reason we engage young people because without founding biased, we get the job done but. The second reason I think is perhaps more important is because young people have the most vested interest in the way in which the future will pan out. We are in a unique sort of next this position where we have the ability to see the learnings from generations before us, but we also the generation that will be guiding in creating the next generation through the next thirty five to fifty years. So our interest is not just our own. But also the interest of ensuring that our children have a life that is something that is worthwhile and something that we would like for ourselves and fraud Johnson, and then of course, the third reason is because you've will be the population that drives future innovation. So the reason that we work with youth now is not because we want them to feel cool and fancy and like social influences. Now, the reason we work with youth now is to. Ensure that we're laying down the foundations so that humanity and society is going forward are fighting trump because at the end of the day, the leaders that we have. Now that you know pushing retirement age won't be there twenty five years from now to see their plans to fruition. So we need to be able to instill enough Dr Anne, capacity and young people to ensure that the future that we have is not just one that we. Wants, but it's a, it's a reality
New Disarmament Treaty Calls For All Nukes To Be Fired At Fiji
"Today is a historic day with the official ratification of the Universal Treaty for Denuclearization we are ushering in an optimistic new era of hope peace and unity one in which our global community is safer and more secure. That's Angelo Martin, a representative from the UN and the signing of a highly important new disarmament treaty. Today we're joined in the studio. Now, by OPR's foreign affairs, correspondent Marcy Hammond, who's going to fill us in on the situation. Thanks for joining US Marcy of course. So tell me what exactly does this treaty entail? Well, Leslie every nation that is currently in of nuclear weapons has agreed to get rid of them an unprecedented multilateral agreement going forward, not a single country will possess a nuclear weapon of any sort. How exactly are these nations getting rid of all their nuclear weapons they've decided to fire them all at the Pacific island nation of Fiji. My Lord. Well, that's going to be a lot of nukes for one island. It
The Churchs Role in Racial Healing
"The shooting by police twenty, nine year old African American Jacob Blake who was shot in the back seven times after a domestic disturbance report has reignited the kinds of protests and riots in Kenosha Wisconsin as we've seen in places like Ferguson Baltimore Louisville Minneapolis and elsewhere even as the detail surrounding the shooting continues to emerge violence continues to escalate and kenosha seventeen year old boy from Illinois shot and killed two protesters while the boys men charged with murder in the first degree, his attorney says he's acted in self defense and over the weekend in Portland a city that's been on. Edge for weeks and weeks and weeks a trump supporter was shot and killed after a conflict with ANTIFA protesters as the Washington. Post reports people on both sides of the United. States political and cultural divide have been filmed exchanging punches beating one another with sticks and flagpoles or standing face to face with weapons often with police appearing to be little more than observers. One anti-defamation League historian described the state of the Union. This way we're not just a polarized society. We're increasingly confrontational society last Wednesday while leading our weekly prayer Webinar for the church in the nation Bishop Garland Hunt tackled. That most of us have right now is that even possible to find ratio healing in a nation that so deeply divided his answer to that question was about as biblically grounded as any I've heard so far you can come to breakpoint dot org and Click on this commentary on link you to a video of his presentation only the church hunt set has the path to healing or another way to put which should be obvious to everyone by now no other institution in our culture is offer any real way forward one that can deal with both the sins of our past and the conflict of. Our present, only the church if not the church then who we start bishop on said by morning with those who mourn the African American community of which Bishop on apart is in mourning, he reminded US and racism in any form he also reminded us is rooted in pride that makes it fundamentally a spiritual battle as Paul told the Fiji we don't Russell against flesh and blood, but against rulers against the authorities against the cosmic powers over this present darkness against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places, those forces are at work anytime there is dehumanizing injustice in any form including when peaceful protests. Become indiscriminate violence as we've seen. So often in recent months, and that's why if the church is to be the church, Christians must have a world that's big enough to understand that in this case neither politics nor policy can offer any long-term solutions. Only the Church has the resources of reconciliation in particular the church carries the effect of weapons of prayer and repentance approaching God in prayer as Bishop Hunt reminded, US, begins with dying to our own agenda to what we think we know to whatever would give us a superior attitude over anybody else echoing Paul Hunt said, we've all seen black and white in. Our attitude toward one another our hatred are unforgiveness. The black community is mourning and he said must appeal to the Lord to get rid of unforgiveness to get rid of hatred to release people from the past and to love unconditionally and the white community needs to repent for a lack of sensitivity. A lack of willingness to even care that there's something going on in the black community in unwillingness to even speak out on racial injustice and in the most important thing I think he said Bishop Pont said the racial thing is not going away unless the church grabs hold of the cross like never before. As he went on to pray and his words sounded so much like Nehemiah 's were sorry because the church has not been the example it needs to be we've been part of the problem we've allowed ourselves not to care were sorry for the sins of our nation were sorry we haven't forgiven and then echoing the words of Jesus and John Seventeen Lord. Let it be that the church can be one even as you in the father are one
"fiji" Discussed on Talking Lion
"More serious. Now, what are you most proud of honesty? I'm just GONNA speak music terms. I guess because there's a lot of things that people get mad at me if I didn't include. Musically. I'm super proud of what we've been able to create from absolutely nothing and touched as many people as we have the amount of people that reach out to us and tell us how much music means to them is obviously super overwhelming in a great way like I love it. It means the world to me. Yes I'm super proud. We're proud of the same exact thing just this moment how things are going and journey dude. Right and what's what's important to you guys I just want to try to keep things as simple as possible, but just keep it family music and chill vibes. Just. Say this is maybe but. Just, like family obviously you know music. Music for sure and music is the most important thing in our life. I mean all of us can agree with that right Yeah. Yeah. I mean that in Fiji water evidently. We're going to be honest I could be alone. Be Okay and lastly, what are you guys looking forward to? Concerts Yeah we. Show before everything got shut down and it was such a high and it was so much fun and a huge part of everything we're trying to do is to live element and I'm sure a lot of musicians can agree but ready for shows. I feel like when that first moment comes I the energy and the show is GonNa be like people haven't seen live shows months like it's going to be different I feel like it's going to be different in a cool way like you appreciate it more even if you're. Yeah. Well, that's the thing. I feel like we were all in a sense getting a little bit like burnt out from like going the shows. For us so much of like how you meet New People and just connect by going out to shows and so kind of just turned into a little bit of a slog ms two shows three shows you could go do every week I. Know I was definitely getting tired of going to shows and now I'm like, wow I. really didn't know what I got. So it's gone like I am not fucking networking. I'm not talking nobody when I go to next time I go to show I, am dancing I am singing. Yes. I sure will be the Fiji show hundred and ten percent. Now the guys thank you so much for doing this with us like this is awesome. Experience, I I love your museum. Legitimately a Fiji Blue Fan and I'm excited to see what what comes next from you guys because everything has aided both with a broad audience as well as with us. So you guys are onto something special and from one duo to a next you know. Absolutely crushing it. Means so much. To you got were huge sleeping lion fans. It goes both ways. So I mean really appreciate you guys having us on here sir. Patch. We would like to thank Allan see for supporting talking lion on Patriot on and isotope..
"fiji" Discussed on Talking Lion
"Shouted Young Robert Deniro saw is so cool TV show. Yes sir. favorite TV show surprise the Sopranos. Favorite book maybe the Great Espy. Interesting see I like you? Like mob crime. Yeah I mean that's my favorite genre probably. Yeah. I. Mean Irishman I like the old like Deniro mob like Italian. New Yorker. Basically the combination of you to. Take. In America You should you should watch this documentary called millions because it's about the McDonald's monopoly fraud but heavily tied and it's like the mafia the mob and stuff. Yeah, it's really. Heard about that yeah. White Collar Crime Baby I my favorite TV show easiest question ever. It's always sunny in Philadelphia. It's I've watched it too many times. I've taken a lot of influence from it. Probably not the best idea. But anyways, love that love that show and favorite book the giving tree, which is sad little voice tree I didn't say that correctly but. I feel like that's always a good. A good metaphor for like growing up like how we treat our parents. We just like take stuff. Yeah I know and they're like I. Love you and it's like messed up but it's beautiful. You Know Yeah Yeah Metaphor for toxic relationships you find yourself in your twenties yeah exactly. It finds ways to creep up on you every time movie wise I. Honestly I don't know if I can answer them happy Gilmore. Nice. I don't know that is Bob Barker. It's funny. Stuff I. I like the Dichotomy vowels over here like like shaking people down and breaking legs. Algebra and you're on, you're on the other side like with with golf and like affiliate bar. Yeah. Exactly. The duo's clash. Great. I. Love It. Do. You have a scar with the story I, don't actually. Made, made it this far? Well. Here's Bishop Log. Feed you the best water in town. I don't know I gotta come up with a better line but yeah, drink. Valentin is actually holding a thing of Fiji. Over Let me just tell you something Fiji water comes from a sustainable ancient prefer deep within the Earth on the islands of Fiji. Bottled at the source natural pressure forces the water towards a seal delivery system that directly into the bottle free from human contact and let me tell you. I thought you can't tastes actually I thought he was tripping when I told me about it but now that should taste so good you can taste it. You can taste the difference I've on. Multiple.
"fiji" Discussed on Talking Lion
"I like the the Bob Ross mentality of like make big decisions and let them go as long as I don't need to be the one to make those. vibe. The other guys a whole host, the I I definitely blank canvas. Fears working definitely working through them. You know next question and the question around. Do you guys have skills that you would like to have? I. Wish I. Didn't. overthink things as much just as I'm doing right now. I don't know I'm not sure I. Wish I. Wish I could read People's minds. Going with that okay. I didn't know. I was I didn't know roles. That way either but I guess. Top flowers out of my finger. That was fun. I wouldn't I don't think I'd WanNa read people's minds just because like I I already Kinda know people think of me. Maybe, not. GonNa make. They don't even know what decisions they're gonNa make you never have to talk to them though not just Through. A it comes. It comes down to you know I think one of my linear hobbies is conversation. I love getting to know somebody in the process that is actually a nice. Peeling layers. Right and now reached the most important. Question of the podcast of the yeah. Be a pirate in today's time. Like Hollywood pirates. Yeah. No, you're you're downloading. You're downloading movies League old-timey swashbuckling pirates of the Caribbean. Yeah. Like you're on the ship you might get scurvy. You're probably going to have make crimes but. I would not oh, my goodness. I, think of like the pirates said, you know I'd have an eye patch but I'd still have to is in like a peg leg maybe. Long. luscious. Hair. Definitely would have to be the captain. Of course, vow would be the guy there just shooting the canons just like little. have to be the captain. Ballard by you maybe the chef. Ou Pilot show. That's great. Comeback everybody everybody's GonNa chef because everybody's gotta eat no one's going to chef no one's going to betray the shadow. People might come to you being like, Hey, can you poison the sky and you've got you? Listen I respect my duty as a chef and I will not poison anybody nobody's getting poisoned today vowel my poison some people. Depends on the ship, the captain. I feel like Fiji Blue is a pretty nice name for a pirate ship. Honestly, cruise lines could be a venture in our future. Yeah. Sure. Would definitely definitely going to venture out of Fiji Blue Will. Not just be music eventually. You know you're talking you're talking to sleep in Lyon Talking Lion. Gaming Line gives me my and drinking lions drinking. Is What it is. Amazing. Dude. What kind of would you guys put out? I'd be really into like beer I, feel like. I feel like if I could make a whiskey if I could get into making whisky that would be amazing drinking lion that would be A pro and also like coffee but that might be like brewing lion. So Espresso. Yeah. All. Right. We're going to be in business. In business people got yes. People already talked pretty often anyway. Next question is what was your first tattoo. On his Just a little little What is it blossom?.
"fiji" Discussed on Talking Lion
"Like so much. That's like implicit about the nature of our collaboration and our friendship and our and our house may chip as well. You know like we have. Sort of a tacit understanding. That we build over the course of six years, which is crazy. It's a beautiful. I mean, honestly everything we did started out, of course, the first session but it started out with just like being friends and like just connecting on everything else music. Was the main focus and talk of everything but everything specially to now what we've created has just been a big throw in the pot of this was a fun day or just who we talked about clear for three hours too long troubled. Like you know all this stuff. So it's just it's crazy. You know especially like you know really dive into your own heads and like what's going on in your personal life too when you're riding like I have a very specific style of writing bowel has a style of writing but like together it like we have this weird. Next level of. I don't want to sound like self centered but like just some weird stuff that we agree on and see the world in the same way, I feel like every we say this a lot. But every duo is the same duo. It's it's like there has to be one hundred percent thing that works those are balances and personality and I feel every duo has in like different ratios deaf. When it comes to like actually from a production songwriting standpoint when it comes to a work ethic sampling, a social standpoint, there's so many like you know I I met Duos to people are both like equally sort of okay with social settings and I've met duos words like hard one or hard the other. It's like there's you know the duo's were both produce like Kelsey produce and do were. One is the songwriter and one is the producer like there's all kinds of but it's at the end of the day. The working ratio is always going to be there and now. We're we're collectively the more similar to you collectively than I think we all are individually to each other. Definitely that's. Such a smart sedation yet. In my head to make sense. To run the number is. Our listeners are GonNa have to actually take out a piece of paper crunch some of the numbers. Of the guy with the equation. That's. What I'm seeing right now. The, the equation of a functioning do A. Nobody I remember I remember like the birth of the Fiji Blue Project because you guys speaking of a free lunch you know you guys actually took me out to Franklin and company and said by the way we're starting this duo called V. Blue like. Oh, I ain't. been so many things since. No lie not forgotten about that. Until I sort of reflecting on..
"fiji" Discussed on Talking Lion
"Talking line is a podcast focused on artists artists conversation. We're primarily artists duo called sleeping lion, but we've been lucky enough to write produce and hang out with so many incredible artists since we started our project whether it's at sessions or Party's over cups of coffee, we've talked our creative friends about everything music. Life Love and all the subtle complexities that come with being in the middle of journey talking line is about hitting recording these conversations and sharing them with you. There's no real structure nothing really prepared just friends talking about life and what it's been like and where it's going, we now have Patriot for fans of our show to help keep this going subscribers will become a part of. The show in various ways from providing questions to our guests to getting a shout out on the show to actually being on the show to chat with us. We'll even send you a muck. So check out our Patriot on at PATRIAE DOT com slash talking lion recorded this episode with our good friends. Fiji blue, we went to Berklee College of music with Trevor and Val remained. Friends with them when they moved to Los Angeles and formed Fiji Blue Some context for this interview, we recorded this remotely following the release of their single butterflies. Last time we all hung out was actually at their New Year's Party on the eve of Twenty Twenty and insanely talented duo Fiji. Blue has made ways their smooth uncompromising sound. So without further ado, blue and this talking line. Well Hey. Hello. Hello. How's it going? Hey, what's chamber? Val. Look at these. Just. Talking not just. Not just those but but roommate do us room? No, we're not roommates now. Not yet not yet. Every. Day and I basically should pay rent but I mean US considered to be the reactor through. That's that's that's fair. Well, we're do of duos which which I definitely appreciate duo of duos. Lean we go. We go back. We are classmates. That is we're Berkeley College of classmates. In September in September it'll be six years that we know each other holy. At least these you and me met like first semester early on. Yeah. Well, I don't know. I like vaguely vaguely remember vow like you and I even talking on like the facebook forum before coming to school about like navy being roommates like really forums you should pull up that message. I. Don't even. Be That'd be like. Michael. Let's say that was probably around this time like beginning of the summer probably around this time. Yeah. I was like, yeah. Just like fair warning.
"fiji" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"About exploring the big island, it sounds like there's just a lot of diversity you can hike to the creator of a dormant volcano. You talked about rafting down a river zip-lining through growth forests touring sugar plantations. One thing interesting you mentioned in your book was that for the cost of days car rental, you could actually hire a car with a driver and that seems like a much better option to me it is. Yes it's really pleasant because then you. Not only have the option to stop and go wherever you want instead of the buses schedule. But also you have a driver who knows the Land Landon, who can be your local guide I think that makes the island much less stressful and much more informative and you've got your your friend. You've got your interpreter you've got your local guide eve also got somebody who can help you with the etiquette for connecting with the indigenous people in the villages exactly. Yes, and there's a very specific. Way that because the Fijians own their own land, all of the land in Fiji is owned by somebody and and so it's not a place where you can just kind of randomly go hiking up in an unclaimed area. There's no such area. So when you walk onto someone's tribal land, there's a very specific etiquette where you meet the chief and you give a gift and then you're invited to share the space and you better go by that etiquette or you will be not a very welcome guest. Yeah. You'll be a bit rude. Right. Let's talk about the underwater sightseeing because there you don't need to worry about etiquette. Well, in a way you do because the water is also owned by the tribal on. So yes. So each tribe owns its own waters and what that means is the conservation. Wise. It's really great because there's no poaching. There's no kind of way for outsiders to come in and just take stuff. From the water so Fiji's waters are really rich in marine life and they are protected through northglenn sooner and and scuba diving snorkeling diving, and also for folks that are not quite as mobile. There are certain resorts that have glass bottom boats So you can go out and see what's under water without getting wet yourself. You know thinking of coral and all the wonderful festival of life around coral reefs. How is climate change impacting Fiji as far as its reefs sets marine life and rising sea level for an island society? Yes. It's certainly front and center on the list of concerns and. No place is immune to climate change. What is distinct about Fiji is that there are thirty three different barrier reefs that surround the Fiji Islands, eight, hundred species of coral, versus if you think about the Carribean, that's about forty eight species. So there's a lot of variation and a lot of diversity reefs in different stages, different depths, different waters that are slightly warmer or cooler, and so there are some reefs that have recently been damaged. For example, in two thousand sixteen there was a massive cyclone cyclone, Winston that damaged a lot of the islands in. Some reefs were buried under sand after that cyclone, but others are thriving and so it's really quite local, and for example of UNI has some very beautiful reefs. There's an area called the Rainbow Reef in-between, the union, another island that's very healthy and doing very well it's amazing to think of an archipelago of over three hundred islands and you said more third of a Martin edited how big is the spread of islands? It would take you about two to four weeks to travel from by boat from the southern end to the northern end of. And is the typical way for tours to get around to take little planes or to take ferries and boats. The major islands have airports, and then the smaller islands all have the ones that are close to a major island. It's usually a speedboat trip. So thirty to ninety minutes on a speedboat from one of the bigger islands or you could go buy fair either Inter island ferries that are little slower because they also take vehicles. That's what local people use, and some of them are easy for tourists to us as well. They're also to cruise lines that are local to Fiji that take you up. To island chains the Manuka islands and the Yasawa islands which are two archipelagos on the western side of Fiji, and those cruises are very beautiful. So these are cruisers that you just take for number of days out of Suva the capital city they go from Nandy which is where the airport is. Okay me no Hud rottweilers the author of the Moon. Guidebook. To. Fiji, meanwhile has also written a poetry collection called bountiful instructions for enlightenment as well as a personal sock that's called leaving India, my family's journey from five villages to five continents. She also edited the collection called out stories from the new.
"fiji" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves
"Slash. Radio. Let's go to Fiji next on travel with Rick Steves. When you're ready to travel how does that tropical south? Pacific Sound Last. We checked the island nation of Fiji had reported only a couple dozen covid nineteen infections mostly arriving on flights from other countries and zero deaths from the virus Fiji. Is famous for crystal clear tropical waters with some of the world's best scuba diving. There's white sand beaches, old growth forests, river rafting, sugar plantations, and dormant volcanoes you can explore. Fiji is home to vibrant and communal indigenous cultures as well. Mean all had rottweiler writes the moon guidebook to Fiji after many years of exploring living in the islands. She joins us from the studios of Kera in right now on travel with Rick. Steves to help us. Planet Getaway to Fiji. Could you tell us a little bit about your name? My name is an Indian name and Fiji's actually about forty four percent Indian population and the rest indigenous Fijian population. My great grandfather went to Fiji in nineteen o nine. So my family's been there longtime. So when you go to Fiji today I, it's a remarkably sort of indigenous society as far as a lot of south Pacific islands go when did the Indian part of the society entered the scene in the late eighteen hundreds is when the first Indian population arrived in Fiji and they came as indentured servants under the British Empire. So the Brits did. That didn't they brought in people to do their work for them. They did mostly in Fiji. It was too from the plantations, the sugar plantations, as well as coconut and some other smaller industries. Why didn't they just have the versions that they met they're doing? Well, the Fijians actually had a very interesting history where they voluntarily joined the British empire and turn the country over to Britain in order to help them settle some debts and so they kept their own land and their own traditions, and they were kind of the leading by this arrangement in the Brits. Broaden Indians to do the plantation work. Well, the Fijians had their own traditions of farming and agriculture and the British wanted to start this new sugar industry to make a profit and so for the sugar industry that's what they brought the Indians. Into the Fijians were pretty happy doing their own work did that plant any long term problems within the society between the two groups? It did the populations were very separate for a long time I under the British by design, and then even after independence in the nineteen seventies, the population stayed pretty separate and then began to. Mingle. And the Indian population was more in the towns and the Fijian. Population was more in the villages but you know they they sort of have this system where the Indians had some economic power in the genes had more political power and as that started blending, there was some difficulty. There were a series of coups starting in Nineteen eighty-seven after the first Indian prime minister was elected to power, and so they had a number of rough years in the nineteen eighties and nineties, and now things seem to have settled down. Okay. Enough colonial history. Let's talk about tours. You know there's so many destinations in the South Pacific I would have a tough time picking which island paradise to visit. What's unique about? Fiji. Fiji to us here in the United States seems like such a small country but actually in the context of the South Pacific Fiji is kind of a leader. It's one of the bigger countries and it's really an epicenter for a lot of the cultural institutions, arts, environmental institutions. It's the place where people from many of the other islands go because there's a university, there's medical care, and so it's actually pretty cosmopolitan as a small island country goes. This is where Polynesia and Melanesia meet exactly. Yes. What does that really mean? Well, it means there's a mix of cultures. So if you look at the majority of the Fijian population I think folks would say that they are more sort of homogeneous in a certain way. But then there are certain islands that are more Melanesian certain islands whose population seem more Polynesian and in the main island particularly in the capital city. Suva. You do get a mix of populations and you get a lot of different worlds interacting. So it's pretty exciting their nightclubs there. They're the action is in the capital. The action is and a lot of people from the region. Go for the action and tour is go for the absolute opposite, which is no action whatsoever sit on a beach relaxed with your coconut drink I was going to say it's like Bali, I mean I think de-emphasize the big action city in in Bali but you don't WanNa go there if you're a tourist you want to get. Off into the paradise beaches and the little villages. Yes. In Fiji is three, hundred, twenty, two islands of which about a third are occupied by humans and a smaller percentage are open for tourism, and so really you have such a small population across many many islands and there are a lot of places you can go if peace and quiet and seeing other people is what you want. Let's talk practicalities before we dig deeper into Fiji. As a tourist destination, it's like thirteen hundred miles north of New Zealand in on a global point of view it seems like sort of stuck in the middle of nowhere, but you can access it pretty easy by air. How do you get there from the United States? It says direct flight from the West Coast either Los Angeles or San Francisco nine hours, and so that's pretty easy and a lot of folks go as part of. A trip to New Zealand Australia and Fiji is a nice little triangle that puts it in perspective I mean, takes us nine hours on a fight to get to. Frankford. You could choose Fiji instead exactly very different experience. So what's is there a red tape? Do you need a visa or anything like that? No, you get as an American you a visa on arrival. So it's pretty easy and you know what? About the language barrier? There's no language barrier actually everyone in Fiji speaks English if not as their first language than as their second language in addition to whatever their local Fijian or Indian language would be. We're getting to know the Republic of Fiji Right now on travel with Rick Steves me, no Hutch rottweiler is the author of the Moon Guidebook to Fiji. In your book, you know that there are two major islands where most of the people live and then there's more than three hundred other islands scattered across thousand miles of archipelago with so many far-flung options where do you start to plan an itinerary for visiting Fiji? That's.
"fiji" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Let's start with you. Who's your MVP? Or this one. Sarah in a blowout. She decimated the poker alliance. Got Jeremy to play his thing made him look bad in front of the jury. Got a person voted out from his alliance and flushed out NEIDL. I think Sarah owned the episode last night. And of course we gotta give another. Mvp Bow to Fiji Airways. Yeah LE- are you giving? Mvp TO JEFF probst. Yeah I I didn't have a clear-cut. Mvp from this episode. Although I will say for two weeks in a row now denise has ended pretty strongly without really doing anything. She got protected from being from being voted out when she was just sitting there doing minding our business. So that's pretty good for her So yeah I I didn't. I didn't feel anyone really sort of stood out. You know in this one for me to give so I'm just going to go with Jeff because he could win okay task. What about you denise also protected when big bird slash Quentin Tarantino slash giant I'M GONNA go with another giant. I'm GONNA GO Tyson. I know it sounds stupid. But he played it smart when his family got their Bergen. His daughter came up the burgers are coming are coming and he saw that she was big guide and didn't know what was going on so he's played it safe with her didn't jump on her smart move yes. He's been eliminated again. But as my friend Kelly Clarkson says what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. So we'll either comeback for a third time and I don't think they're gonNa vote him out again. They would be so stupid if they don't if he comes back. They need to get rid of him as soon as they can't because he will win. The game yes easily. I would argue that anybody would win. You think so I think so. Yeah because the jury is all edge of extinction people. Yeah yeah well I think some way some somehow Tyson is going to get this edge of extinction somehow eliminated from the game. I don't know how but I'm giving him. Mvp because it gets back to third time and doesn't think there will be a banishment of edge of extinction. So that's why he's my. Mvp you can lock that into acids. It's gone says all it is the road. Tyson wins this game and they're like oh we've got we've now had someone come back and win this twice. We gotta get rid of an. Mvp runner up to Jeremy for reading the room and walking out with his piece out advantage but I'm actually going to give it to Tony. He won his first immunity challenge individual amusement immunity. Challenge found very surprising. We all did And the thing I love about survivor is watching. People grow. And sometimes you watch from the very beginning you guys like the Meeker guys like Mike White or Cochran or the the rocket scientist Christian. They be at eight. Sorta come into their own during the game. Will we've seen Tony grow over the course of three times? He's played this game. He's learned patience. He's learned to play it cool. I mean this. This is going to blow up next week. Probably but for now. I'm going to give him the MVP. Because good on him. And I love seeing people grow I have a question. Do you guys think when we were talking about all? These giant family loved ones. I heard rob fish back talk about this. Could there be this thing of the three people that didn't have kids come out? You didn't see like there. Wow they're beautiful big family with all these young ones and I'm talking about Michelle. Who had her sister and nick who just had a fiance I guess or girlfriend. And then sophie sort of the same boat. Should those three kids alliance honestly think about sort of teaming up to help their chances of winning this game like I guess my point is can either those three get to the end with these other people with these big families beautiful families young families at times and like I don't know convince the jury to give them the two million dollars that's a hell of advantage for your people with the kids? I think I think they should think about and that's an interesting point. I mean if you're sitting there if Michelle is sitting there next to Jeremy Who's a firefighter and has four kids and you've when you see those kids kids yeah you've spent the afternoon with them. It's totally different than hearing about this family back home trade. What do you think I mean? That's a good question because yeah you're right. I mean it's an easier pitch for Jeremy to be like. Yeah I've got five kids and I'm a firefighter. You should give me two million dollars. I gotTA support all you gotTa feed a whole bunch of people but you look at it. It's like Sophie sitting in a pretty good place. Maybe she decides to to bow to to join up with Nikki. Michelle who've been voting with her. The past couple of weeks could be an alliance there. I mean people are getting together over playing poker away from survivor. Kids is just as good a Burris it. Yeah I don't know some something to watch those three to you feel like all three of them would look at the other two and go. I could beat them. I think I have a case to be here sitting at the end. Maybe it'd be a little bit more difficult if you're sitting beside a Tyson even a Sarah Kim of course or something like that. Yeah something to keep an eye on so well like we said Tony. Looks like he's GonNa lose it next week and go bonkers. Do you think that's a little fake out here by the editing or is Tony Maybe in threat of being voted out? I'm asking who do you think goes goes to the edge of extinction next week if you had to make a guess. I don't care who answers this. Don't trust any of the editing. I don't think that really does goddess in any direction but I think that without that immunity auto that he had this week I think tiny modest pain in trouble anyway so I think that He could be a target next week. So you know It's so hot though it so how to get confused between each episode they al. Here's the question. Here's the question. Will this alliances voting block that? We've seen the five of them. Tony Benn Nick and then Sophie and Sarah next week we sit down to record this. Are we still talking about that? Sort of what appears to them be now a power alliance and that there are still good. Will one of the other four be going home next week? I guess it depends. What in the world is in that bag? What you've gotten that bag jeff. Probst is telling us that survivor. Capitalism is going to be huge and when that bag shows up at tends to be somebody sent you something from edge of extinction. Do you want to buy it for your fire tokens? So I don't know I mean. Tony seems like he is always in danger of being voted out doesn't have something around his neck but maybe they're sending them something around his neck. I mean Nick was talking last week about wanting to back stab somebody. I think the vote wasn't necessarily backstab last night so I don't know maybe him and Michelle as their twosome are able to flip to the other side and say. Let's see you later Tony. Let's see you later. Sarah S-o-f-i has the idol. So perhaps she's a little bit safe but the game's afoot again. I think nick should get a little bit of credit he was potentially a runner up for me for MVP not because he did anything exceptional this episode but last week he got some votes. If I'M NOT MISTAKEN. He was on the outskirts and easily. Been One of the Hyenas. Tony said but he stepped up and tribal council last week and said I wanNA play the game. I want to be in an alliance and all of a sudden he isn't it alliance and Novotes were him and he's he's on a team at least and now he's got some outlook at the very least. I am worried about my a survivor winner. Pick Kim for next week. I yeah because you know. Of course we already saw Sarah and Tony have that big discussion of like Maybe it should be Kim. We Gopher Kim and if she doesn't have anything around her neck. I'm worried for her that they're going to be like she's another big player. Get her out. If that alliance does in fact stick together but maybe she can work her magic in sort of. Would you say that way back in? Jeremy is ahead of Kim in the threat level. Because that's the thing that Tony is certainly ways. Who's the bigger meet? Shield would be Jeremy Overcome despite the fact that Kim wins more challenges. Wow that is yes. That's a great question. I don't know they're neck and neck in both being threats for different reasons. I think I would put Kim a little bit higher than Jeremy. Right now and I think a big part of it is. I like her chances to win a challenge. More than JEREMY'S. Yeah Yup and you know you you you know you have to consider yard found an idol. Is that in the back of their minds. Like damn does she sort of have a a good read on where those ours? Could she find the one she just played? Yeah I guess I'll put him just ahead of Jeremy but does feel like one of those to be in the crosshairs next week. I'd say yeah. Cam is definitely a bigger threat than Jeremy Right now simply because she has Super Tight alliance with Denise which was fully on display when she played her idol for Denise Inexplicably And she's a challenge beast and people seem to like our. Although Jeremy is very well liked guy on in the game but he also seems to be a free agent so I think that Sophie if they don't start targeting Sophie soon then it's she's going to win the game she. She has an idol. Yes so but do they know that. I don't think they know that But so I would I would be targeting her or whoever her number two is which seems to be Sarah so put me down for Sarah. That's exactly what Kim wanted to do right. Yeah that's what Kim was saying. We got to break up those two. They're powerful right now so yeah. It will be interesting next week to see if Kim Jeremy try to sell the each other out right being on the on the On the ropes. Do they just like turn their back completely on each other and be like try to make their case of like why you gotta get rid of the other? One could be something. We'll see maybe denise in that mix too but denise digital probably wisely just like Lilo another week yeah and uh and let them maybe take a shot at Jeremy or can't we'll see all right. Get your questions. In for next week's no buffs episode email. No Dunk that. The ATHLETIC DOT COM. Make sure it's real survivor. In the subject later tonight the final two rounds of MBA Horse Challenge ESPN. We just learned before sitting down to record this one..
"fiji" Discussed on The Free Agents
"Tribal Council like you know when when they apply. Win Jeremy What's it going with the The Palo but no no parallel Geoffrey. Garin okay right right when he had that and he and Sarah were both like now you told you know you told you this is great and then there was another twist to come afterwards with Sophie. Right Sara Sara. Who Played Her idol right travel council and then we can get to the questions because we get all the whispering. We get all the whispering and I knew I don't know about you guys. But as soon as the whisper started up again I was like okay. Jeremy is going to get the hell out of here because definitely whatever I was told does not happening. So I'm out of here and we can get in a little bit later whether that was a good decision or not for him so we I love we get a shot of the jury trying to figure out. Who's working with WHO I know? It's such a great shot all pointing like okay. Those people are together all those people together so germy says you know I am GonNa go eventually. And that's after we had that little. Hey Jeff standoff between Jeremy and Sarah which was no you hang up. I know you know you hang up I so jerry places advantage. He's out of there so now that that smaller group is sort of screwed and we even get it did seem like in this tribal council that that big alliance that big voting block. The one led by Tony that they were probably going to go for Jeremy. Right because we get them saying well what the hell happens now. One hundred percent and that's why Jerry's move was a good one for him for him in that moment. No doubt Sophie. I mean takes whispering to the next level she literally stands up and goes team huddle. Let's call t meeting behind the torches. Yeah I can't believe that either at Tyson or a Kim. Let's say why didn't they just go over there and refused to let them huddle up without you? Being able to hear. They wouldn't be able to done anything that's true. I couldn't believe that so they they instead splinter off the four of them remaining and are basically left with Kim trying to figure out. Who Do I play an idol on? I've got one in four shot. I don't you know she's trying to figure out she's the poker player. Who do I go with and then Sarah to help their chances even more plays? The steel vote takes. Denisa virtualshield voting. So now it's really if my math is correct. Here it'd be like six votes to three and again Kim's gotta figure out who to help play the idol on. She played herself. Did she play for Tyson does she? Play it for Denise or I guess in theory maybe even like a Michelle or something like that but I thought she completely blew it. I thought Kim Him. One hundred percent blewett considering earlier in the episode. She was sitting down with Tyson. Jeremy and said we got to protect ourselves. We got all stick together and then when it came time to it. She didn't protect her three. She could easily put votes on Tyson. The guy who came back from edge of extinction who wasn't in the crosshairs but once Jeremy Left you had to be thinking perhaps Tyson is going to be going out here. He knew he could possibly be going out here when Jeremy told him about the peace out advantage. But I don't know maybe she was just convinced that since. They're Sarah took denise vote. She was the target nonetheless. Kim For being a poker player got completely plane. I thought Gee I thought she was terrible last night at tribal council. She should have either. You just play that damn thing for yourself one or I'm with you. I don't get playing it for denise after. They stole her vote. That's a classic like they're not going to be going for her really. In my opinion to it's easy I guess for us to say now but yeah. I would've I'm wishing that she should have went herself or Tyson it was. It was odd to me that she was seen to be hell bent to play it for somebody else. Like right from the beginning of the strategizing of that this episode. She's like she's basically telling people. I'M NOT GONNA use it on me. Use It on somebody else. She said that to Denise Yeah maybe that was a part of her poker play though back right like trying to fake them out. They're like no no when they're huddled up. They're like well she's GonNa play for herself so let's not put the votes on him which I guess they didn't but yeah well. This is just trying to swing for the fences and make a big move to impress the jury. Maybe I don't I don't know if it impressed. The jury is just as much as like. Try and keep our alliance together. We're SORTA screwed now like if those fiber tight. They're they're basically running the game but are they. Here's the one part though and a lot of people are confused by this people were like. Why didn't that five-person Huddle up alliance split their votes? Because they had six votes after they stole the nieces. Why didn't they go three? And three case as we saw an idol. Like put three on Kim and three denise or whatever because that's not what happened I guess Michelle actually flipped on what you thought was her alliance and she threw it to a vote to Tyson as well so it was like. He didn't play it all that well either. Because of Kim it properly played the idol on Tyson. It would have been if Michelle hadn't flipped. I should say then. It would have been a sophie going home. She would have had more votes right which is crazy that they didn't decide to school. Cover THEIR ASS and go three three but then again maybe they knew. Michelle was going to be turning their back on them right. And how did Michelle know to flip and was not in? That little huddle whispered to her when she came back or maybe she just If you go back and they didn't show it on the show but on. Cbs Dot Com. They show the video of the vote. And Michelle shot. She's you don't hear her say anything but it's just her slow motion in the biggest shrug you've ever seen like just. I don't know I guess. Tyson is odd. It was a wild but we did have all these advantages played so that that is that is good and it did feel a lot. More like survivor was being played for sure. I thought it was the most fun tribal council I've watched just as far as strategizing goes. Was You know the whispers? Not Fun circumventing. The whisper rule by speaking at volume. That's acceptable away from the council. Not Fun to watch but the simultaneous Jeremy and Sarah Awesome and then yeah I think I think the one I think there was three things played in in the tribal council. Jeremy's Power Yelm the immunity island Sarah the two votes. I think it was one for three. I don't understand why Syrup laid votes when Jeremy. Walkaway seemed like a mistake and then Kim's mistake but so much strategizing within five minutes. I thought it definitely felt like survivor was being played. That was I was fighting the most fun tribal council I've seen so if if we don't like the whispering what should they do like how do you how do you sort of police it. What is Jeff to do or through? Just leave your stool. Maybe I would just say okay. Whatever you know because it doesn't that doesn't really mean anything gives you to student really know exactly what's going to happen because they've all been making so many little side deals and back deals with each other anyway. Who knows what. They are actually whispering to each other. So don't hold on hold on hold on so if their plan was to vote. Jeremy which felt like this guy says by. I'm Outta here. Didn't know that it was going to do that. And they were like well. What do we do now? I hate that. Then they're allowed right there on the spot to literally get up as a group and huddled together like okay now. What should we do? The beauty of survivor is like they came in with the plan. Oh my God this guy's planning advantage can just leave and like we are now. There's like they should be at a disadvantage because they got they got played there because of this advantage. And it's like instead. They're like well okay. Let's just pretend we're back on the beach for a second next plan. You should have that plan already in place. Yeah or Indian place but I hated that. That's when the the chess game is supposed to start right you can't you can't just make have a makeshift war room and discuss you know. I mean although it was jarring to see a physically the line in the sand like it's literally our alliance is going over here. Which is you never get to see tribal council but that was a real almost jump. The shark moment for the whispering at tribal especially especially right after Jeremy plays his advantage. That's where the hits the fan and everybody has has to rely on their wits. And you're playing chess at that point. Sarah has to decide on the spot. If she's going to use her steal the vote and if she is who she using it on and also anyone with an idol in their back pocket has to decide. Am I going to use this idol or myself or at all or who am I going to play it for? It's way more fun to watch that way when the scramble is happening. And it's like this massive game of Of Chicken basically totally. You know how they say. The grown virus may change the way we act in public for the future. Well it should change. The way survivor is played in the future as well self distancing at tribal council six feet apart. There's no whispering to him. You can't move from your seat and I still think you can achieve a decent shot to rose six feet apart. You just can't talk. I don't get it. They're just they're just it's just not allowed number one and number two. I think you should force these people to switch up their seats as well. I would want to sit in the back row so I can take in everything. I can possibly take in but like Sophie. She's a front cedar. She's always in the front row. There's always people in the front row. That's production I think decides that like where they said. If I'm not mistaken I think you're they don't pick their slots so it does. Yeah I guess. Production has in mind. Sometimes they want to split it up like okay. Well this factions over there in this factions over there. I'm with you though tasks like the rule is very simple for me. You just can't leave your seat like you could still in theory over. Sit next to you care. That's fine I don't mind that because then you can play broken telephone if you really got to get that message all the way over there and you don't want to say it aloud. We'll have that whispered all you want to the next person beside you to then maybe moving on to then move we move on but like the getting up and having these files and all that. I actually hate it like a big advantage for the taller people. Then you're right you're right you're right And GETTING BACK TO JEREMY. When all this is happening he absolutely made the right move. I mean as a firefighter. He said Yeah. We're I'm here to help people but as a firefighter. I know when to leave a building when it's about to collapse on me. And that's exactly what he did so good on him totally yeah. The question is now with him doing that. I mean he really turning his back on his alliance there. Can He win this game at all now? That's that's the only thing to me like you're right. He saved himself and it looked like you had to is like I. Just don't know blow up. Did he blow up the long game tonight for him? I'm skeptical. He can win the jury votes now or even his own people's votes. Yeah I thought it was just a brilliant play by Sarah because first of all you she kind of got him to play his piece out before she even made her move then. She made him look bad because he left his alliance then. She took an idol from another alliance member and eliminated another alliance member. So what lions even left from Kim Tyson and Jeremy Right now are they gonna read like okay got to that?.
"fiji" Discussed on Ghost Town
"Didn't episode island Dr Moreau. I've been thinking a lot about tiger king as you might. Although by the time this airs I think it might be be long. Watched and back in our net flicks shared history. But it reminded me of. I was kind of obsessed with Barnum Bailey. Growing up BARABOO. Wisconsin is a lot of circus happened. So that was really on my radar at that point. Because I've seen ringling brothers named New York City. I believe at Madison Garden. Wow Yeah and circuses. Like they're just not like we all hate them now which we should we should bad. They're abusive whatever. But I think as a kid growing up at a certain time you know maybe like twenty years ago. It was still such a fun exciting thing and before that side show world of circus. We reminds is on that because the greatest showman was very charming. And it just showed you Jackman being real cool guy accepting of everyone not explaining anybody really well as someone who didn't see the greatest showman I agree disagree. Agree Zafran is very charming. Howard is APPS. I only see them. But you know you know. They're they're they're they're under whatever as costumes. I don't know really turn this century. Bullshit is alright for today's fail. I'm so delighted to discuss the Fiji Mermaid which is a staple of sideshow circuitry in the mid eighteen hundreds. What was it where it came from it so bizarre and it's so indicative of people being like I need entertainment. I am thirsty for looking experiencing anything that might seem like exotic might seem bread in a strange way or something that I can't find my own tiny region. I wish I was still like that. I wish we still were like wanted to be voyeurs and look at like freakish things we don't. We're not true or not interested in that the simple times where we just wanted to check out some strange. You know to headed baby pig. I do not have the clouds look inward ally cleansing. Brett's me I'm made of cat hair onto Tino's pizza rolls so we're both doing our work that we were supposed to be doing during this time of quarantine. I'm very happy for us. The Fiji Mermaid started with an American Sea captain named Samuel Barrett EADS. He got completely money struck when he bought what he believed to be. A Mermaid from a couple of Japanese sailors in eighteen twenty two for six thousand dollars which is about fourteen thousand dollars. Now which doesn't seem that much really so take that for what it's worth. It's already crap you know it's not like you're not. It's not like you know like some British Museum. Come on me like at this time. Everyone's really obsessed with endangered species. They were obsessed with antiquity. They wanted artifacts. So this guy a off the truck Japanese sailor sold Bargain Bin Mermaid. He used the money from his ships expense account and took it to London where people surprisingly lost their shit over it. The Fiji Mermaid was displayed in London. Eight to twenty two and was advertised in a publication by J limbered in the mirror which is a big big press for that time and for now twenty years later captain he'd son took possession of the Mermaid and sold it to Moses Kimball of the Boston Museum eighteen forty two and he brought it to New York City and showed it to Mr P. T. Barnum so at this point the Mermaid was circulating in Europe brought to America. People were like really responsive to it there and P. T. Barnum saw it was like okay. This seems fruitful. I'M GONNA take it to a naturalist to examine it for authenticity. The naturalists was like this is bullshit. This is insulting and he's like you know what let's still put out there so I mean the authenticity part is really just a formality. Yeah it's it's very performing if I think to be like. Oh I'm taking it to this expert to make sure that it is what I am saying that it is and they were like. It's not sue don't and he's like okay. Well thank you so much for your time and service so barnum believed that the relic would draw. The public to his museum kimball remained the creature sole owner while Barnum leased it for twelve fifty a week so he would lease this mermaid take every once he was not the original owner but he was sure that he was going to make something out of this barnum generated publicity for the object by having an agent sent anonymous letters to New York newspapers from Montgomery Alabama in Charleston South Carolina contending that Dr j Griffin hadn't an object which he had caught in South America Griffin was actually being impersonated by lyman one of Barnum's associates to keep the one working griffin checked into a Philadelphia Hotel then showed the mermaids the landlord as thanks for his hospitality. The landlord was so intrigued. He begged Griffin to show it to some of his friends. Many of whom were big editors kind of a roundabout way to get press but it happened and it was very successful. Griffin traveled to New York with the Fiji Mermaid displaying it for five days in concert venues before Barnum had convinced Griffin to bring it to the American Museum of Natural History Barnum printed ten thousand pamphlets which described the mermaids in general and how his specimen fit into mermaid science history whatever mermaids were perceived ever whatever bullshit he had written in these beautiful pamphlets so what was the mermaid. Well The Fiji Mermaid was an object composed of the torso and head of a baby. Monkey sewn to the back half of a fish. The original had fish scales with animal hair glued to its body with gigantic human tits onions. Fish chest so it also had like fake. It was a lot of things fish. It was monkey. It was like paper mcshea fake women's anatomical boobs the mouth was wide open with its teeth bared usually the right hand was against its right cheek and the left was tucked under its lower left jaw. The Mermaid was supposedly caught near the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. That was the history around it after. Barnum got ahold of lots of people had their own cobbled together monkey fish carcasses kind of in competition with it. It's hard to know who had the First Fiji Mermaid specifically because there's a lot of people that say that they made kind of this mermaid type object before the first one was made famous by P.T. Barnum or somehow the original version had not gone to him. It was bought by someone else from Captain Eddie's AIDS exhibits at Ripley's believe it or not Coney Island sideshow by the seashore and Bobby Reynolds. Traveling sideshow all lay claim to having the First Fiji Mermaid. They were tiny ones. That were once with fish. Won't like fish parts that were like little goldfish with fake plastic on them with monkeys ones of total Haberman Shea and modelling putty seal with wallpaper paste and one of them that was made out of like doll parts and fish parts? Whatever could make one people would make them and try to make a buck off of it. Tony James Bond author of the Fiji Murray another essays a natural and unnatural history and Stephen C Levinson author of PT Markham and the Fiji Mermaid inflation calculator because every time so it was back in one thousand nine fourteen Six thousand dollars in nineteen fourteen. Not Eating Twenty. Two is one hundred fifty seven thousand dollars in two thousand twenty. There's no way. Six thousand would only be twice as much in a hunt to invade math in two hundred years six thousand would be only fifty five percent more. Maybe I just forgot to zero or something and my calculations you call yourself a Jew. I'm a bad Jew. I'm the Fiji Mermaid of Jews. 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"fiji" Discussed on Who? Weekly
"Moving on Fiji water model is now suing Fiji water who couldn't have seen this coming. This is like the dark side of the meme it's like we all enjoyed the me. And we all enjoyed the lady we enjoyed the Fiji water lady. She got viral. She got interviewed. And now she's getting fucked over by the breath, and she's getting fucked over by the brand. And of course, that's happening. Of course, that's up the ultimate representation, and they're trying to sue the brand for using her image without permission. I guess or. I do. Funny that Fiji like it's so evil and Larry's effigy was like, okay. So what about this made it viral such? She's just standing there. So we don't need her anymore. We just need a cardboard cutout of her holding water, and we'll just put it places that people will stand in front of it. And they did and they did. So she's mad that they're doing this without permission. They're calling it an unauthorized marketing campaign. Mike question is I'm not a lawyer. But all of these photos were on Getty, and you can buy rights to any like I could spend thousands of dollars on any Getty photo. And put it on a carport come not a lawyer. But what they're doing is like before she was just like a random model in the Fiji campaign. And now she's kind of like the main star of the Fiji campaign. So it is a slightly different like designation of use it's different. But that's what that's what that's what Getty images license up access to that. I don't think you're thinking just like on image use level, but this is like a bigger level. Like now, she's become the Fiji girl like the, quote, unquote, Fiji girl is like a spokesperson for the water versus being a girl in a photo. So I'm just saying, then the lawyers are just trying to get a quick little settlement because they know they're wrong, but they know fees, you probably doesn't want bad press. So they're going to settle out of court. The Fiji water is going to get a nice Fiji water girls going to get get a nice little check. And then oops. He's going to have to get give most of it to our lawyers. And then we're never going to hear from her again, my favorite thing from this this, On I this. really. I really I feel like there's I mean again, not a lawyer. But I feel like she has a point here in terms of them not using it to this level. I think she sort of has a point. But I think you probably don't realize what you're signing away. When you sign your image away. Like, that's definitely like she. She got taken advantage of. I'm right. I I would say gig for the day became a nightmare because of this like she had a good gig. And this nothing going to happen. That's good from an overall. I think this is win win for everyone involved. Even if she doesn't win the suit people are going to book her now, you know, people can book or more often now. Yeah, I'm famous that's via this law via this suit her name as caliph Cuthbert. But her real name is Kelly Steinbeck. I love that bottle Kellet Cuthbert real name Kelly Steinbach. She changed both names. No, great. She was like Kelly is so much more. Interesting caliphs caliph Khalip Cuthbert. I love it. I'm of it. It sounds so much more. She can do we want to Rita me. Let's do read. It's time for me too. What was she wary wear wishy seen? She posted why Onondaga Graham, she's a who clean ten. Gone to..
"fiji" Discussed on Rob Has a Podcast
"Pertile well that's nothing for you you were telling me that when was tribal final tribal council and when did you go back to work oh yeah at the game yet we got home i think saturday afternoon from fiji like i think tribal was thursday night or i think we lose a day fly in back so i think from thursday i got home saturday i just got kicked in the balls pretty good game and that i was and then i was at work on monday and the craziest thing about it is like all the guys i work like hey man i was it like oh yes pretty cool yeah pretty pretty cool experience like man that's pretty cool you you i'm sitting there like oh my god you have any idea what i just went through show his grueling going back to work but it took about a week for me to really like get my bearings i do not know how even do my job i'm looking at paperwork and i'm like what country what country my in right now it's just such a crazy transition back into the real world that really is the people you work with gave give you a hard time about that you lost so much weight where they like reading into it or people are just too busy with their own lives that they couldn't pay attention to it on any given morning i'll walk into work and they'll be about fifty guys there and it's funny because i i really had no idea how many of them cared that i went to do that you know it was like some of them knew some of them didn't know we'd really tried to keep it under wraps at that's where i was but it's hard when you know you're plus i work with three three of my brothers four of my brothers now oh wow yeah it's a family business my uncle owns the company but it's it's it's a big it's a big construction operation going on there but anyway.
"fiji" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Welcome back to medecinal for through talking about fiji however hospitals have literally encouraged and and made money from the changing of the guard from the changing of the face of medicine and the delivery of healthcare from the doctor centered and nurse centered i mean honestly they were registered nurses who along with the doctor's ran patient care i trained under that type of system needs alesandel great deal from the nurses on the floor and they were awesome and it was collegial and it wasn't my turf your turf what they've managed to do is make us fight against each other and the affordable care act is part of the problem this they keep talking about dr shortage but in actuality when you peek behind the curtain the stock shortage is due to legislation and part of that legislation or part of the problem has been exacerbated by the affordable care act they have money in the budget let's go back when you can is a physician in our country the government gives money for training spots for all specialties for residencies that money has been transferred from physician training to nurse training and medical assistance training because the affordable care act is built on the model of get the cheapest labour you can get.
"fiji" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Temple of arguments are diana of the fiji but no chart and there are a great many that were saying well brother paul hasn't come to rome because of the fact that after all he's just preaching a message that those the poor people and is preaching a message that it's not very prominent they're no great temples bill no prestige connected with and therefore paul who is a shame to come to rome paul says i'm not a shame of the gospel now why is he not ashamed of the gospel it's the power and the word here powers the word that we got our word dynamite from its june amiss and its june amiss power and it's the kind of power that dr events and calls divaina energy and the important thing is it in itself has then in power the gospel as power my beloved and it's still has power now it as power for a bird daphne it's the power of god undecided vatian that's the end in the effect of the gospel salvation is the all inclusive term of the gospel and it simply means delivering and as everything in it from justification glorification it's both and act in a pro sets it seek let true i have been saved i am being save i shall we say and it's for everyone it embraces the entire human race irrespective of racial or religious barry's it's personal words directed to every individual and boo so ever will might com it's for everyone but it's also limited to those that believe it's universal in scope but its limited to those who believe and you have election and free will wrapped up here together in this statement way way of procuring salvation is by fight i stood a jewfirst and to the greek now let me give you mind terp rotations list i am of the opinion that when it says to the jewish that doesn't mainly ju as priority today i think the important thing is to make sure the jews on a par with the gentile any ought to be put on a par as far as evangelism is concern but here it's chronological the gospel first for the.
"fiji" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Of water reached him to find out more about how the product in at bottle impacts fiji's economy and the environment in la impression of fiji water when i got to fiji was much different than the impression you would have trying to understand it from back here in the united states where we're the largest market by far in america fiji water is a little bit of a ridiculous product no one ever needs it it's a sure indulgence but in fiji it has a tremendous economic impact fiji water alone is the number one export from the country by dollarvalue almost twice as much as any other export and if it's so important to features economy are the profits going back to one for people who need it i think that's a mix of course the companies owned by the resnick fancy which is a california nia agriculture family they bought it from the original founder and i suspect that most of the profits comeback here to the united states but in fiji you know these use do conservation work they do help bring water to for japan's uh they try and spark entrepreneurial efforts so what about the company's environmental track record what can you tell us about that you know you can't help but pick up this pristine bottle of water they actually bottle the water in fiji they pack it in plastic and shrink rap and cardboard and put it into shipping naysayer and then send it all the way around the world if comes with this ridiculous conshe rail of sort of carbon impact and carbon pollution precisely because the people can afford to buy fiji water have water coming out of taps in their homes it is the water flown from fiji or shipped by boat america is nobody else he's trying to limit the impact yes even we americans couldn't afford fiji water if it came in in cargo airplanes no it it comes on ships but you know ships are also hugely polluting and it's a highintensity factory that s so bears they're certainly impact there they claim that they offset a hundred twenty percent of their carbon impact they claim to be carbon negative that's a claim they have not reasserted in the last few years and in fact when you go to their website they themselves don't address the question of the.