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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.
This Virginia drug company is revamping the pharmaceutical supply chain
"Awarded a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to flow. It's a little known Virginia company that is promising to revamp the way medicines are made and distributed. CBS News This morning's Michelle Miller with the story. So what is this? This is our chapel in the grand plan to streamline America's pharmaceutical industry was launched at Virginia Commonwealth University's College of Engineering in Richmond. So these are tour begins with Dr Frank Captain so the cameras would go into the tubes. They're inside these heaters. He oversees this lab where chemists are working on new ways to manufacture medications. And so this is what it's going to innovate. This is part of it. Flow is a company trying to bring back the pharmaceutical supply chain to the U. S. They went to India and China where labor cost over two years ago. His business partner, Dr Eric Edwards, approach Dr Gupta in with a goal to make affordable generic drugs. Right here at home. I was already witnessing massive drug shortages. That were plaguing this country, these area central medicines and their ingredients that really nagged me and it was a struggle. The market is immense Americans filled the equivalent of five point 8,000,000,030 day prescriptions in 2018 alone. But in 2019 the Food and Drug Administration estimated that 80% of active pharmaceutical ingredients And 40% of Finnish medications were manufactured overseas, mainly in China and India. Thiss allows you to be able to run these processes continuously flows key process a method called continuous manufacturing. They say it will increase quality control, reduce the risk of counterfeit medications and provide transparency in labeling. We're creating an end to end manufacturing infrastructure and supply chain. Right here in the United States from precursor, chemical active pharmaceutical ingredient to finish drug into a viol or a syringe. In the 19 nineties, American companies began to rely on a manufacturing process that utilizes large scale equipment and cheap labor. This method thrives under relaxed environmental regulations often found oversees the result. A weakened system here at home is a supply chain broken. Not only is the American medical supply chain broken, the pricing and reimbursement system has broken. This broken system became apparent in March. When the corona virus pandemic depleted the national stockpile of personal protective equipment and critical medications. Demand for these supplies was global, and it brought overseas imports to a halt. This made flows efforts not just relevant but critical. So what I have right now is like a It's a strange built with my starting material. So take this and turn it into like malaria. Developing a new drug typically cost more than 2.5 $1,000,000,000 takes more than a decade flows. Founders say their method will we're due spoke time. And expense. It's all gonna be together streamlining the supply chain, making sure that we have the highest quality that Americans and patients deserve flow is also looking to bridge the gap between underprice generics and those higher price drugs with the more limited market for Children or for rare diseases. There was no profit in these medicines. We've driven the pricing of some of these generic medicines into the ground. A bottle of Fiji water at an airport costs more than a lifesaving vial of medication. Edwards has been in the business for years and has faced some criticism. Calais of the company he co founded with his twin brother than left seven years ago came under congressional scrutiny after pricing for a popular overdose antidote rose by 600%. In three years, the company authorised a cheaper and generic drug soon after. How do you meet that skepticism going into a relatively new company? With these goals. I was not involved in any pricing decisions, and I was in charge of innovation. This is all about innovation and teamwork to try to fix a broken pharmaceutical pricing, reimbursement and distribution system that has left a lot of these generic medicines out of reach for patients.
A Virginia drug company is revamping the pharmaceutical supply chain
"Year, U. S officials awarded a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars to to flow, flow, a a little little known known Virginia Virginia company company promising promising to to revamp revamp the the way way medicines medicines are are made made and and distributed. distributed. CBS CBS this this morning. morning. Michelle Michelle Miller Miller has has more more So So what is this? This is our catalyst. The grand plan to streamline America's pharmaceutical industry was launched in Virginia Commonwealth University's College of Engineering in Richmond. So our tour begins with Dr Frank Captain so the cameras would go into the tubes. They're inside these heaters. He oversees this lab where chemists are working on new ways to manufacture medications. And so this is what it's going to innovate. This is part of it. Flow is a company trying to bring back the pharmaceutical supply chain to the U. S. They went to India and China where labor cost over two years ago. His business partner, Dr Eric Edwards, approach Dr Gupta in with a goal to make affordable generic drugs. Right here at home. I was already witnessing massive drug shortages. That were plaguing this country, these area central medicines and their ingredients that really nagged me and it was a struggle. The market is immense Americans filled the equivalent of five point 8,000,000,030 day prescriptions in 2018 alone. But in 2019 the Food and Drug Administration estimated that 80% of active pharmaceutical ingredients And 40% of Finnish medications were manufactured overseas, mainly in China and India. Thiss allows you to be able to run these processes continuously flows key process a method called continuous manufacturing. They say it will increase quality control, reduce the risk of counterfeit medications and provide transparency in labeling. We're creating an end to end manufacturing infrastructure and supply chain. Right here in the United States from precursor, chemical active pharmaceutical ingredient to finish drug into a viol or a syringe. In the 19 nineties, American companies began to rely on a manufacturing process that utilizes large scale equipment and cheap labor. This method thrives under relaxed environmental regulations often found oversees the result. A weakened system here at home is a supply chain broken. Not only is the American medical supply chain broken, the pricing and reimbursement system has broken. This broken system became apparent in March. When the corona virus pandemic depleted the national stockpile of personal protective equipment and critical medications. Demand for these supplies was global, and it brought overseas imports to a halt. This made flows efforts not just relevant but critical. So what I have right now is like a It's a strange built with my starting material. Silver. Take this area, right? Developing a new drug typically cost more than 2.5 $1,000,000,000 takes more than a decade flows. Founders say their method will we're due spoke time. And expense. It's all gonna be together streamlining the supply chain, making sure that we have the highest quality that Americans and patients deserve flow is also looking to bridge the gap between underprice generics and those higher price drugs with the more limited market for Children or for rare diseases. There was no profit in these medicines. We've driven the pricing of some of these generic medicines into the ground. A bottle of Fiji water at an airport costs more than a lifesaving vial of medication. Edwards has been in the business for years and has faced some criticism. Calais of the company he co founded with this twin brother Than left seven years ago came under congressional scrutiny after pricing for a popular overdose antidote rose by 600%. In three years, the company authorised a cheaper and generic drug soon after. How do you meet that skepticism going into a relatively new company? With these goals. I was not involved in any pricing decisions, and I was in charge of innovation. This is all about innovation and teamwork to try to fix a broken pharmaceutical pricing reimbursement and distribution system that has left a lot of these generic medicines out of reach for patients that
"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
"Have their resort getaway but also connect with the island from nature and a and a cultural point of view? Yes. That's a good way. To describe it and one huge difference between Fiji and a lot of other places is that in Fiji Eighty seven percent of the land is owned by indigenous peoples. So even the big international chain resorts for example, they're all leasing their land from local tribes and what that means is that the least these are usually ninety nine year leases in addition to the lease money there's profit sharing and their. Employment Agreements. So generally, the people who are working in your resorts who are handling your bags and preparing meals and that you are interacting with as a visitor are actually the landowners themselves. So you can feel good as a consumer that your money is staying in the community and it's helping the indigenous population of the island you're visiting. Yes I think you can in it also aside from just. Sort of the feel good factor it feels more connected. You know you get to talk to people and it's not that they learned how to massage somebody from an international chain. They learned it from their mother who learned from her mother because they've been working with travelers for many generations and they're on their own land in their own homes they haven't been displaced in order to make room for you. This is travel with Rick Steves diving in enchanting waters of Fiji's three hundred islands right now our guest is Manal, hundred. She's the author of the Moon Guidebook to Fiji and her website is mean all hydraulic walla dot com him I an eight L. H. A. J. R. A. T. W. A. L. You know when we're thinking.
"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.
Pico in Lockdown
"Start by checking in with friend of the show author Pico to hear how he's faring during this pandemic summer Pico was raised in England in southern California by parents who were both philosophers and religious scholars we caught up with him in Santa Barbara Pico welcome back travel with Rick Steves Real Delight. It's always. Highlight, to talk to you. Thank you know people used your life between California and Japan tell us how you are dealing with this crisis. Well I spent the first half of the pandemic in Japan and I'm almost embarrassed to say that things are quite beautiful and the sense that things look very much the same as normal as you know from your many trips, the people wear masks much of the time in. Japan anyway literally and figuratively to protect others. If you were in a bus in Japan in November, usually, there'll be forty percents of the people wearing masks. So that part was not different and as you also know, Japan has managed to avoid the west of the virus. So even in the middle of April I was playing Ping Pong every day with my neighbors eight year old men were diving across the hard floor of the wooden Jim to hit back at forehands and really looking around everything seems same as usual except, of course, no foreign tourists. And I think the other thing about Japan which is one reason I moved. There is as you know, they're very STOIC uncomplaining and resilient, and so they've been dealing with challenges for fourteen hundred years there, and they don't see these kind of crises is shocked sore in the south. So aberrations they think of them almost as the way life always is they used to earthquakes some Salamis forest five. So in that way to it was quite a complex to be. and. Then I flew back in the middle of the pandemic to Santa Barbara where I am now because my mother who's now eighty nine just come out of the hospital and I knew I had to have and California did look very different from usual but in certain ways, people seem thoughtful and focused and reflective kind and. In some ways. Conversations I had with people here on the telephone if I in is in the supermarket with Michio the they might be otherwise I'm lucky again in both places because I'm in. The small town of not as affected as big cities and. Towns of privileged. So everybody was most concerned about those without a roof over the heads with family nearby jobs I had a pretty lucky I. Think you know, Pico, you mentioned in Japan people are to wearing masks both literally and figuratively and I cringed at that because I don't want to have a world where we wear literal masks I would want even less to have where we all have figurative masks and maybe we'll have more literal masks in our future. But what you're saying is when you got back to California, people might have been wearing masks but they were being a little more honest and open with each other's is that right? Yes. That is right. I'm I think in Japan the FIGURATIVE MOSQUES Seen as a form of social duty I think you know as you know, the Japanese define themselves by the the whole unit, the neighborhood or the country or the company, and they feel everybody around me is suffering, and so my job is to make people feel better. I don't want to inflict my own suffering on people who already going through a lot. I want to offer them what I can in the way of help Williamson. And support, and so actually I like that quality about Japan essentially positive and and also they're not rattled by things sometimes very small things will come along and and other places. I'll see people get very shocked and caught up in the fight of the moment and Japan has much more level suffix, which makes it in some ways a calm place you're right that they're not good at facing up to some of the DACA places. The, dogs spots in history. But as a win a sort of social lubricant, I think it makes for at least a cheerful atmosphere and it's sort of related to being considered socially. Exactly, it's. It's. It's. It's a matter of thinking about the other person before yourself and then recalling if remember in the Nami two, thousand eleven, eighteen, thousand, five, hundred people died and when people watch the footage on TV they were surprised the Japanese was so quiet uncomplaining and I think that's because even though one person that loves to people right here at the house, she knew that everybody around her had losses also and so she didn't want to compound that. Grief
New York Judge Nixes President Trump's Bid to Delay Lawsuit from Woman Alleging Rape
"Trump's bid to delay a lawsuit brought by a woman alleging rape. A New York judge has ruled against President Donald Trump in his attempt to delay a lawsuit brought by a woman who accused him of rape, pointing to a recent U. S. Supreme Court ruling that the president isn't immune from a criminal investigation by the Manhattan district attorney Judge Virna Saunders said the same principle applies to Fiji in Carol's defamation lawsuit, Carol says Trump slurred her in denying her claim that he raped her in the 19 nineties. Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz argues the Supreme Court ruling was limited to the criminal context and did not extend to civil matters. I'm Mike
US health agency relaxes travel advice for several countries
"The centers for disease control and prevention is relaxing its advisory for travel during the covert nineteen pandemic but just a little the CDC has been urging Americans to avoid all nonessential international travel now it says it's fine but only to about twenty locations Taiwan Greenland in Laos are among more than a dozen locations with the CDC mentions no particular precautions seven others including Thailand Fiji and New Zealand are in a low risk group older adults and those with certain underlying medical conditions should talk to their doctors first as for the rest of the world the CDC is suggesting you stay home and if you have the travel bug check with those countries authorities before making plans many have mandatory quarantines in place and some aren't accepting U. S. visitors at all Ben Thomas Washington
Join Us in Prayer for Our Nation
"To join us for the call center. I'm John. Stonestreet, this is great for. Christians should be among those most deeply concerned about the divided state of our nation left versus right mass. No mass reopened versus stay at home virtual school versus in person raised politics police abortion religious liberty not to mention the remainder of what certain to be brutal presidential campaign. The issues we face range from essential to non-essential on essential matters, we should mourn deception and vowed to fight. For the truth on non essential matters we should mourn and hope to overcome division God's people can neither stay on the sidelines nor run away from the struggle instead knowing there is no hope other than Christ. We must ask onto mercifully powerfully mobilize us is people to advance that which is true and good if Christians are to speak with clarity courage and confidence and to be the. Of Truth and love and a world of Noise Echo Chambers, then we'll need to be prepared but even perfectly crafted arguments cannot replace Shut Colson would say the church being the Church speaking cannot replace being and to be the people that God calls us to be right now, we must rely on prayer. That's why each and every Wednesday morning between all the twelfth of November, the fourth, and that's the morning after the twenty twenty election the Colson center will be hosting a national prayer time the a Webinar we want you to join US each and every week to pray first and foremost for God's mercy. But that he would revive his church that he would bring about a renewal of righteousness that he would empower us to courageously offer protection for the most vulnerable to champion reconciliation across our deepest divides and that he would. Allow us to be instruments in the sustaining of religious freedom and the recovery of the family in our nation. Each prayer time will feature a devotional challenge and a prayer by Christian leaders such as Oz Ganesh Johnny Eric's Totta focus on the family President Jim Daly Woodside Bible Pastor Chris Brooks and watermark pastor Todd Wagner as well as at Stecher from the Billy Graham Center and the Heritage Foundation President Keiko James Now due to the limited capacity of zoom there will be limited live spots each week available to everyone who registers However, each weeks recording will be sent to anyone who registers so come to breakpoint dot org for more details and Fiji's Paul tells us that we don't wrestle against flesh and blood but against the rulers, the authorities, the cosmic powers over this present darkness against the spiritual forces of evil in heavenly places when people see us their enemies, it's difficult to remember that they aren't our enemies. So what we need to do as Paul Instructs this put on the former of God Faith Truth Righteousness Peace Salvation the word of God. And he says praying at all times in the spirit with all prayer and supplication keeping alert with all perseverance making supplication for all the Saints, and the Book of acts the earliest church activity we read off is prayer thousands of people from completely different backgrounds came together in one mind one art in prayer with one accord. That's what acts chapter one, verse fourteen and Chapter Two versus forty. Two seven says than what happened with the Holy Spirit moved in the world was never the same in fact, every spiritual revolution in history. With some kind of unified persevering prayer the very first outpouring of the holy. Spirit. In acts to the great awakenings, the businessman's revival and the Welsh revival story after story, you read the same thing people prayed God's spirit moved on the other hand every Christian history who was able to persevere and righteousness. Temptation or persecution without seeing revival in their lifetime they also did that through prayer. Our prayer of course cannot force God's hand but are only way forward is to seek his will together are purse can't control God. But we can invite him to change our hearts and minds including our own gods always working in our lives whether we realize it or not. But something powerful and world changing happens when people pray for God's spirit to move. The, Great Jonathan Edwards urged his fellow pastors to quote be much in prayer and fasting both in secret and with one another it is God's will. He said that the prayers of his saints shall be great and the principal means of carrying on the designs of Christ's kingdom in the world. When God has something to accomplish for his church, it is with his will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayer of his people Paul even tells us to pray for all things at all times for sesame chapter five specifically for our leaders both spiritual and secular as what the
Praying for the Protection of Marriages (Luke 16:18)
"Luke Chapter Sixteen, Verse Eighteen. Everyone, who divorces his wife and marries? Another commits adultery. And he marries a woman divorced from her husband commits adultery. This is just one short verse in the Middle Of Luke chapter, sixteen. Jesus. Teaching on divorce and remarriage, and it's elaborated on and other gospels. Just one short verse here in Luke Chapter Sixteen Verse Eighteen, but as. I was reading through this chapter. I was just provoked and want to right now for. Every marriage represented in those who are listening right now or for those who are single for married couples around you and. Foreign Paret, especially during these trying challenging days in the middle of a pandemic and all kinds of added stress in different ways for protection of marriages. So. God. We we pray right now. For. Every marriage represented in those who are who praying right now, I, pray for husbands and for wives. We pray that you would help us as husbands to love our wives as Christ. Loved the Church and gave himself up for her. Help us in Fiji's five kind of way to nourish to cherish to lay down our lives for the good of our wives God. We pray. Maybe. Even as a result of reading this simple verse and praying this prayer that today, you would lead us to love our wives in a deeper way in a greater way to serve our wives and maybe a new way. God please help us to love our wives. Well, got I. Pray for wives, pray that you would. Help. Them to love their husbands well. To. Follow. Their husbands. Leadership as their husbands. Follow Christ. or to respect their husbands in a Fijian's five kind of way to show how the church relates to Christ with the way they relate to their husband. God, I pray for marriages that are struggling. We pray together right now for marriages that are. In difficult times right now, please got reprinting for restoration. We pray for restoration of intimacy of joy. Ghauri, pray most of all for intimacy with you for joy, and you then leads to see and joy with one another. Gallery pray that you would draw us all closer to you. particularly in marriage got I. Know that my wife's greatest need is for me to look like Jesus and think like Jesus and love like Jesus. So God, we pray that you would help us all to look like she just think like Jesus loved like, Jesus God, we pray that you would keep us from divorce. Keep us from adultery cowdery pray that you would help us to show the power and the picture of the Gospel in our marriages gotta think about those who are preparing to get married. Please blast them in these days of preparation. God especially in these unusual times with wedding details, just up in the air and so many different ways. God, we pray that you would keep the focus on what is most important on this marriage covenant and this powerful picture of the Gospel. Got, I've I pray thank you for your grace in single brothers and sisters even his. Preaching through Philippians chapter. Four's pray for A. Beautiful contentment in you and and encouragement from single brothers and sisters toward marriage is toward husbands and wives that in single brothers and sisters would be instruments in your hands for strengthening marriages. By the way, they encourage brothers and sisters in Christ even as. At. First Corinthians. Chapter Seven, Paul like Jesus like way. We pray that you would grant grace and mercy and strength and focus in every way to are single brothers and sisters that they might glorify you with the grace who've entrusted to them. God, we we thank you for the picture of marriage that you designed since justice chapter two and we prayed you'd help us to live in it. and to experience, you're good design in marriage for your glory in Jesus Name We. Pray.
Tips For Childhood Obesity Success
"Hello and welcome back everybody I had a lovely week in Cornwall I. Actually Went Down Because my sister tied the knot with her brand new partner I. It was really really small ceremony I was really impressed. It was very strict guidelines and who can enter. The registry. The department and what is called the registry anyway. So it was very strict on if four people were allowed in. So I had a the honor of being the witness for my sister, and then we had a really small garden party I. Think it was like ten adults and a few kids my children, of course in amongst that group. So we had a lovely time and return to London where it's really hot and of course, during my holiday in Cornwall I. was invited by Channel Five. To comment on in childhood malnutrition, and of course, I was always aware that the new childhood obesity strategy was out but it had to turn it down because my family were really wanted me to have the laptop off. So I didn't get the chance to. Go on TV or whatever share. So I thought I would record an episode on some tips on how to work with your child. If you are worried that they are overweight or obese these because I know this is a really emotive topic I mean I can even see that amongst dietitians and other than nutrition professionals or doctors we're all divided we all have. Dif- way different boards and we have different ways that would like to approach it and deal with it but I guess the stats don't lie. The numbers speak for themselves. As so. If. It's something that worries you and you also have family history of diabetes or heart conditions or any other health problems and you would like to work with your child. To bring their way down in more home in the healthy range or wait that feels good for your child. Then I'm going to share a few tips with you in this podcast episode and I hope that it will be helpful for you. Now as always if you lie to work with me, you can book a coil. It's a free initial telephone call where I can take you through my nutrition packages and coaching programs so that you can decide if it's a might fit for you. Now I just want to put out. I'm not judgmental Dietitian at all. I was an overweight teenager I. Remember you know my parents always valued education. So my dad is a veterinary surgeon, for example. So he really valued education although my parents you know my mom now has a gym membership. and. They did. There are very conscious about healthy eating but they weren't really sporty family I remember playing badminton and Netball at high school but apart from that as a kid I. used to play in the garden and things like that my parents enjoyed walking. So we did lot to wargame. But apart from that, we didn't really want really an active family. We'd be interested in sport it was more about. I did a lot of reading rowing up and painting and things like that. But apart from that, there wasn't a lot of focus on sports which would have really liked because they're held the choices at herb very nutritious growing up. was never a doubt about that but I could have done with more exercise as a teenager. Big is clearly there is a genetic predisposition. To being a little overweight and so when I was sixteen I to Cobb running because I was really unhappy with the. My Body Fluctuate I. Didn't like the way I looked I don't think I've was away but I can't remember actually I am pretty sure I was overweight at one stage and so I started running I started reading a lot about nutrition and that's how I became really interested in this area. But of course, you know being a teenager of course. I felt for some of the nutrition nonsense like I did a two day eat only fruit detox type plans and I remember on was passing out in a aerobic exercise class type thing in an inner sensible enough not to return to something like that. But I can appreciate that today you are young children particularly young adolescents. They have access to a wide range of information. I didn't have social media I just googled or read magazines for. Weight loss and nutrition advice. But today there is just so much information out there and is really really hard. If you are a young adult or you have young children, it's really hard to sort of tease out fact from fiction. And it's a really really emotive topic and I completely understand what is like to be overweight and yes, you can have held. In you know you can be healthy adult or healthy child. For example in New Zealand, we have the Maori, population and population from. The Fiji Islands or someone population you know they're naturally. They have larger bodies, but they also have a higher. Muscle mass, and so we allowed a higher cutoff for their BMI which meant that you know we weren't too worried that they were particularly larger. However, some of these groups could also be at higher risk of being obese or overweight, but with health. Conditions associated with that. So kidney problems diabetes is a big one isn't it and problems of the heart and things like that
Archbishop of Canterbury says Church needs to reconsider portraying Jesus as white
"I WANNA. Do a follow up a little bit on. Something that we've talked about. A couple of weeks now on the show or at least come up and then we kind of really addressed it. And that's the idea of like white Jesus right why Jesus Jesus so this is an ongoing saga. of people rightfully pointing out the fact that the European and North American version of Jesus is. Racist. Wrong. It's wrong, and it's an an and it's. Definitely leads to sort of this white supremacy sort of thing right because like. Devoid surpremacy leading-edge. Yeah absolutely well. As? The arch. Bitch Bishop of Canterbury one Mr Justin Welby He's the head of the Church of England of course He was on the BBC. BBC Radio Four. And he was asked about what he thought about the Western image of Jesus, and maybe if it should be reimagined. And goes sure, yes, of course, it does right. And he, which I guess probably is not all that surprising. When you know a few things about you know Church of England, but he goes on. He says that he has seen Jesus portrayed in different countries during his travels. You go into their churches, and you don't see a white Jesus you see a black Jesus or Chinese, Jesus or Middle Eastern Jesus, which is of course, the most accurate. you see Jian Jesus you see Jesus portrayed as many ways as there are cultures languages. An understanding's is what he says. Okay, and so I've never seen a Figi Jesus. Will. Have you ever been to Fiji? I have a feeling he might have been. Sure why not but nonetheless the? This caused a little bit of a stir in the UK, you know. People are going to disagree with any sort of thing. Anyway. He was denounced by all sorts of types I'm sure they're conservative types, or whatever right, but one of the things. That I think this raises. Is. It kind of a question of if you know. If you can create your God basically in your own image, right? Right like what? What does it matter? Doesn't that just backup the whole thing that you are creating your God own image? Always you're. You're like like right, so it's just made manifest this thing that people already already do and it's just so just so happens it. It's little problematic. Extra problematic perhaps with white people. Really to think we're the best you know. It's just so funny it's just like I. If you are unwilling to just go with the historical guy that you're pretending is, the is the reason for your whole religion like there's this. That you're super into. He's your, do yeah. If. You can't just go with him right. then. You're making it up. You're admitting that you're making it up. So I think you got a bit of a problem there. Guys let him be Middle Eastern what's the problem? You know what he looked like. We all know if you if I showed you twenty two pictures of. dudes from different parts of the world, said point to the guys that might be Middle Eastern. You're probably going to get it right. Yeah as four you know. Which one of these do you think Jesus actually looked like? ooh, that's. Why is that so hard? That, why is that so hard?
Fiji markets itself as retreat for billionaires during pandemic
"With covert restrictions using the Pacific nation of Fiji is once again taking your tourist dollars but only if you've got billions of them Fiji's prime minister says well heeled travelers who've taken the necessary health precautions are welcome to fly in in their own jet wrecked their own island and thus invest millions in Fiji in the process private jets in the shop you can come on your yacht if you've spent your fourteen day quarantine sailing there Fiji's Attorney General telling the observer newspaper the first plane load of thirty high net worth individuals from what he calls a very well known company were set to arrive by private plane today
Highlights from the First-Ever AJC Virtual Global Forum
"This week thousands of global Jewish advocates were supposed to have been in Berlin for the AJC Global Forum. Unfortunately, the pandemic had other plans, but we weren't just going to cancel our critical conference, so we took the global forum virtual all week. Thousands of people from around the world have been tuning in on AJC DOT ORG to watch high level addresses, intimate conversations and fierce debates over the future of Israel, America in Europe over the course of. Of this episode, we're going to bring you. Parts of those conversations Dr Anwar. Gosh is the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs this week. He joined the J. C. Virtual. Global Forum for conversation with his friend and our chief policy officer Jason Isaacson in doing so he became the highest level official from an Arab country without relations with Israel to publicly address an American Jewish audience. Let's listen in to some of that conversation now. I want to begin by thanking the distinguish minister, not only for taking the time to share his insights with AJC and our many thousands of guests on this virtual platform, but for the multiple times that he and his colleagues in the leadership of the UAE have met with AJC over the twenty plus years that we have been regularly traveling to his country in pursuit of regional peace and cooperation and understanding or meeting with government officials when they have visited the united. States Dr Guard Gosh. It's very good to see you again. Thank you, Jason. Thank you I'd like. Like to begin by thanking you for boosting need today and I that this would be opportunity for a frank and constructive discussion, which is much needed I want closer to take the opportunity to thank ag see for what has been quite remarkable bridge to the ridge. There has been an octave work that was done to numerous visits to all the countries of ragent, all the countries of the Gulf and I think this sort of visiting and understanding the food of Fiji sees. Look over this city has been quite busted sounded, so thank you very much for that. Thank you very much. His remarks Dr Garg. The has a proud tradition of philanthropy including major charitable dishes here in the United States. How has your country contributed to the global fight against Akron bars pandemic, and what is your assessment of international cooperation in this fight generally closer to home, please talk about public health cooperation across the Middle East. How successful has it been? How can it be improved going forward? What specific role has the UAE played and I note by the way that the has twice in recent weeks, Asakusa and medical aid to the Palestinians by Israel feel free to discuss that as As well. I would actually agree with lock analysts who have said that our national responses have been more important than what I recall regional responses or googlers, every country, really as sort of look into its own and thermal situation, and this raises a lot of issues rarely about global cooperation, regional cooperation on issues such as the CAL now. If you look really adept policy, it's interesting, because in my opinion, we have come with a very I would say organized which nationally which is allowed us to actually and pry and help others and Binat relations originally and. We I think done something very successfully. Separate. Elliptical from the humanity so here for example we have no relationship with is ran, but at the same time we have recognized that this isn't Adia that we need to cooperate together because it is one that edges human beings finally from the religious affiliations at. Let's look at the long term effects of the pandemic on. The long lockdown of the widespread in deep economic disruptions, the effect that they will have on regional stability and security. Not every country in the region has the kind of resources that the UAE. Does you throw in the recent plunge in oil prices on the crisis across the region really is amplified. Are you forecasting a regional power relationship restructuring a potential conflict between states, says spike and out-migration, perhaps from the Gulf states. Where do you see a softer landing after the pandemic? I would say that things will change and things will stay the scene. To suppose that fundamental issues that we have not been able to tackle for forty and fifty and sixty s will suddenly change overnight I think is expecting too much unfortunately, but at the same time I think that we need to try and work at the edges of. So clearly I think we need to avoid rhetoric that leads plus colletion. We need to avoid confrontation because everybody will be affected the dubs. Demographics guns. Economy and so on so
Four Poachers Arrested After Killing of Rare Silverback Gorilla in Uganda
"And endangered silverback mountain gorilla was killed by poachers in the UNESCO park in Uganda four men are under arrest officials say the popular gorilla known as for Fiji which means friend in Swahili was part of a famous guerrilla group that lives in the windy impenetrable national national park which is popular with tourists receive he led a group of seventeen that guerrillas only about a thousand mountain gorillas remain in the wild in addition to poachers critically endangered animals are also under threat from loss of
Coronavirus: Nearly 800 Fiji Airways staff sacked
"Fiji Airways has announced that it's costing more than half its workforce as a result of the the pandemic pandemic more more than than seven seven hundred hundred and and fifty fifty jobs jobs will will be be lost lost the the airline airline depends depends heavily heavily on on tourism tourism
Horizon Zero Dawn might become a trilogy
"The website video games chronicle dot com has recently become home to a lot of interesting rumors. That all seem entirely feasible so far and its latest scoop is related to guerrilla games as Horizon Zero Don series and based on the rumor. The word series may be entirely accurate. Moving forward Andy Robinson reporting for video games chronicle dot com rights multiple sources have told Fiji that Sony Interactive Entertainment has green lit ambitious plans. For the post apocalyptic open world franchise which debuted in two thousand seventeen with the ten million selling zero Don Amsterdam based guerrilla had always desired to deliver a series of Horizon Games and a multi part script was written but the plan was only officially agreed upon after the original games. Strong debut on playstation four so speculation of a sequel potentially a playstation five sequel has been kicking around for a while. But this story adds some potential veracity to everyone's assumptions Robinson continues in their article writing the next installment Horizon Zero dawn to started development soon after the first Games successful. Release sources said. Initially the game was planned for playstation four. However it's thought that development has now entirely shifted focus to Sony's Next Generation Console Horizon Zero Don to is said to be gigantic in scope with a larger game world and more freedom to explore it than its predecessor. People with knowledge of the game also indicated the inclusion of a CO OP feature although. It's not clear. If this is delivered via the main story or a separate mode at one point guerrilla was planning to release a STANDALONE CO OP game preview with progress carrying over to the later full version of zero don. To One person involved told Fiji however it's not clear. These plans are still in place horizon. Zero Don was an interesting release. Guerrilla Games was a prolific talented developer. But after its first release. Shell Shock Nam. Sixty seven and two thousand four. It pretty much became a kill zone exclusive developer and released five kill zone games. Kill Zone is fine. They're not bad games at all. They're just kind of forgettable while being technically very impressive horizons. Zero Don represented a huge departure for the studio going from linear first person shooters in an established universe to a totally original open world. Third Person Action game and it was great. It was a big bat that paid off in a big way. I definitely want sequels. But the first game did end in a pretty conclusive way. The larger mystery about how the present time line of the game lined up with the past was solved. There is still lots to explore in the present time line of that world but I think the more interesting narrative stuff was everything that happened in the past so hopefully guerrilla can take the story in an interesting direction. If a sequel is in fact in the works which I think is a pretty safe assumption. I have confidence in them. And I am eager to see what's next and I'm just generally excited to see what guerrilla can do on a police station.
"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?.
Climate catastrophes and now coronavirus, Pacific islands in the crosshairs
"The covert nineteen pandemic is wreaking havoc around the globe. The remoteness of the Pacific Islands has left people living there vulnerable in many different ways. You and resident coordinator Seneca Summer Sheena said in an interview with UN news that with borders an airport shutdown protection gear specialist personnel and lifesaving medical supplies have been unable to reach many areas in need and the crisis has only been heightened by the devastation inflicted by category five. Cyclone Herald which ripped through Vanuatu. Mr Samora Sheena overseas you and Operations Fiji Micronesia. The Salomon Islands Marshall Islands. Kiribati Palau Tonga. Vanuatu Nehru and Tuva. Lou acknowledged to Julia Dean. The difficulties in moving people and cargo has been impinging on the UN's ability to respond to the corona virus crisis. Will I think that you know? Some of the challenges are much the same as everywhere else in terms of making sure that the people are tested that people are safe social distancing action sinks in people follow the policies. Making sure that the equipment that's necessary for health workers are in place you know these are of course the challenges around the world with you're talking about New York City of Fiji but I think particularly challenging here in the Pacific as the remoteness of the locations it is also an sending that the number of people in the Pacific have different types of underlying health conditions. So if you actually have a massive outbreak with very concerned that this could have serious consequences for a significant segment of the population. I think the fact that the borders have been closed in many places and flights have stopped. Mix The issue of remoteness even more challenging so we are finding it difficult to move whether we're talking about personal protection equipment or other types of medical equipment and supplies are specialists and experts that we need in order to respond to this the movement of people in Congress very difficult at the moment. And what else is the UN doing to support the communities and governments of the UN has really come together this time and we have a range of things that we have responded. We've set up something old joint incident Management Team to look at the immediate health sector preparedness and Response Plans of countries. We received requests from the country's is you are aware. I covered ten countries in the Pacific. These requests come not only from those ten countries but from around the Pacific all of the country in the Pacific. And then we've prioritized. We look at the logistics capabilities in terms of the procuring and delivering what is being requested from us. And the the requests you know range of things from testing laboratories setting up testing laboratories to Mosques for health workers too Water and sanitation supplies etcetera at the same time we are acutely rather than multiple needs in multiple sectors whether we are talking about protecting women and children when we talk about places where cities have been locked down for weeks at a time. Or we're talking about food security right now because people are unable to work and don't have an income or you're talking about multiple disasters had a cycle of the number of countries and that compounds the crisis that Corbett nineteen is brought all the Pacific Tropical Cyclone Herald. I think is better. Four countries in as many days. Can you expand on what happens in a situation where you've got a health issue plus a natural disaster happening at the same time so on the one hand you could argue that up to a little bit better prepared here in the Pacific because we have to deal with a measles outbreak several months ago and some of these structures and mechanisms already in place to ensure that we fight the measles outbreak in fact the joint Incident Management Team? That I mentioned to you before was something that existed from that outbreak and was re purposed into dealing the covert nineteen similarly We have something in the Pacific humanitarian team functions. Here brings together all of the U. N. and other partners like the Red Cross and the NGOs are now we have government representatives and the regional organisations bilateral Austrailia New Zealand so those structures are in place and it really helped in some ways arguably to respond as will two TC herald which had an impact on four of the countries. All of them are in the Pacific quality which I support the Solomon Islands Tonga Fiji and Vanuatu by far based on preliminary analysis. Certain parts of Vanuatu are the worst hit followed by a couple of areas in Fiji Solomon Islands Tonga thankfully a not impacted significantly as went to sadly though twenty seven. People lost their lives in Solomon Islands. As a result of this cyclone-hit abort that Kept signs people washed off the boat and have one confirmed death in Fiji a six year old child. That was confirmed with just this morning. We're still waiting for the data from Anwar two areas of Vanuatu that We don't have any communication with in Pentecost Island. For instance the first teams have been going there yesterday and this morning to make detailed assessments but clearly we can see based on the aerial photography and other reports that some one hundred sixty thousand people in. Monroe ought to have been affected by this especially badly affected Guyland of Santo and And penticost lagoon. Bill is a second largest city in Vanuatu. In that's on the island of Center. We know that the infrastructure people's homes roofs blown off. We know that there has been some shortage of water. There's no electricity many pants. Also the that's the case in Fiji in terms of the deputy and we are very concerned about food security We think that if we don't get things sorted we will have people going hungry in a metro. Weeks the secretary-general Monster Reform Agenda in two thousand. Nineteen with this double crosses happening in areas of the Pacific Reform Agenda Aid situation. I can already see that happening in the past few weeks as we've been working together as one. Un system. I think it's an important change to how the UN has maybe functioned in some other places during times of disaster even in between disasters. So for instance if you you have all of the sectors coming together we know that this for instance Kobe. Nine hundred ninety s right now is something that is a health sector response or largely so. But it's not only you cannot possibly move your medical equipment and personnel from one place to another. If you don't have your logistics people work so whilst you have W at show and unit steph looking at the medical supplies you'll have. Wfp leading logistics identifying aircraft. And actually getting things for months the other you have other parts of the UN like U. N. O. P. S. O. U. N. D. P. who have existing long-term agreements with suppliers in China or North America or elsewhere who's agreements can be used to procure things that we need. You have like. Un Women the officer High Commissioner for Human Rights and others NGOs as well the very important issue of protection for children for women for people with disabilities when they're curfews when they're lockdowns as I mentioned before you have very important role being played by UNHCR IOM. We know that refugees and migrants are especially vulnerable at this time when borders of closed. And they don't have the coping mechanisms that perhaps People who are living in their homes half so these dishonor accept food security as I mentioned before is a big problem. It's not just a problem in the context of the cyclone because several countries that depend on tourism in the Pacific as you know some of those countries Fiji for instance Vanuatu more than forty percents of the GDP is based on tourists industry and people have no income. Now they have no income and as a result that have very little access to food. So there are agencies like F your and uplift be Undp looking at Making sure that cash transfers cash grants can take place now while of course trying to support the government's in dealing with economic impacts the medium-term and long-term economic impacts of this crisis Hannah seeing the reform saving lives. Yes indeed in fact I was not so long ago in Liberia and I was Impressed by how the UN First of all came together but importantly all of the other partners came together as well. There was something called the incident management team and we used to meet three times a week. You had countries like China and the US are the CDC sitting there with. The government was led by the government. So first of all you know these things work well when governments are able to coordinate all of the actors and would we've tried to do here is wherever governments have needed. A wanted our support in terms of accord initiative. We've done that. We support the government. The governments are still in the league but we support them. I think what I am seeing now in terms of covert nineteen in the Pacific as a repeat of what I saw in Liberia and sadly that was not always the case was also in some other countries during this Nami and other cyclones. But I do see that here. There is a commitment on the part of all of the agencies to actually come together in some sense you know having a different role for a resident coordinator has also made a difference speakers agencies. Feel that the President. Coordinator is a neutral entity at the same time is a person that the government knows Vagan Goto to without having to go to seventeen different agencies during crisis like this but it's also important to know that this collaboration between W A chore and the Resident Coordinator Is something quite unique. It's happening really for the first time and I. It seems to be working not only in the Pacific but everywhere around the world. And what is your call to actions? Nice listening but in the Pacific and globally. I believe that this crisis can only be dealt with if we work together. It is of course human nature when something like this happening on. One tends to think of how one CAN PROTECT. Oneself one's family perhaps wants community and by extension When country but at the end of the day we can't respond to crisis legs alone Whether we are an individual or family or community or country we need to help each other so as much as we need to ensure that the right protocols are in place that we do our best to keep ourselves and our loved one safe we must understand that the only way we can actually beat this is my reaching out and helping each as well and we cannot just circle the wagons and hope that this will pasta and we will be protected. We have to find ways. Safeway's creative ways using technology but if technology is not available sometime through physical movement but safely to get the expertise to get the and this applies to places where it's needed especially so that the most vulnerable populations are supported and helped during this terrible crisis.
Rumors point to a Resident Evil 4 remake
"A remake of resident evil four is already in production according to rumour I feel like the show has turned into a focused resident evil rumour reporting show in the last episodes. But I'm not really complaining. I like resin evil a whole lot in the last few rumors including this one have all seem to have some veracity to them. I like still emphasizing that. This is a rumor though but according to Andy Robinson reporting for video game chronicles. It looks like a remake of resident evil four is already in production over at Capcom Robinson writes multiple development sources have told Fiji. See that the resident. Evil for remake has now entered full production. An estimated release window in twenty twenty two development is being led by ASAKA based 'em to the new studio founded by former platinum games. Head Tetsuya Manami. Which has been preparing for the project since two thousand eighteen however similar to how twenty twenty resident evil three was directed by company. Read Works Cap. Calms internal teams and other external studios are likely to lend significant development resources? Some other details from Robinson's story. Shinji Mikami the renowned director of the original Resident Evil and evil four has apparently lent the project his blessing after declining the offer to work on the remake himself. This rumor has sparked a discussion on the Internet about remaking resident evil four. A game that many argue does not need to be remade. I played resident evil. Four on switch as recently as last year and it holds up remarkably. Well it was one of those games. I bought on sale for switch mostly just because I wanted a great portable version of the game but after playing the first hour or so. I didn't WANNA stop and ended up seeing the game to its conclusion. It's still plays great. It still looks great. So I understand those decrying a potential remake but I've always approach remakes and re imaginings 's with the reminder that a new version of something does not prevent the original from continuing to exist with that perspective. I would love to see a remake of Resin Evil Four. I love resonable four and if Capcom wants to create a new version of that game with modern visuals. I'm all about that. And if it doesn't hold up to the original resident evil four is still one of the most ported games of all time so it will be remarkably easy to find an play the original version on whatever platform you have. Robinson had a few other interesting small details in their report. The remake is apparently being directed by a resident evil newcomer and the studio creating it m to
"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. Have you seen him nearly splash? Yeah that was like the timing culture and I feel like early. Nineteen eighties was perfect to have Tom. Hanks Fall in love with Daryl Hannah as the Mermaid. Yeah agreed man. I'm still sorry I'm still reeling about my bad math calculations it wasn't a bargain bin knows very expensive. Very Pricey Fun. Cool sideshow thing. I take. I'm doing a living amendment to be podcast that. We are recording. As I say this damn I was expecting a different kind of mermaid. Yeah what kind of mermaid all fish baby. Hey I'm shy and I'm Kelly and together. We host drinking screaming. We're a new hard discussion podcast based out of Vancouver British Columbia where each episode repair new cocktail with our movie of the week. For instance. I'm pairing this Ad. Just a shot at Tequila because most ads are drinking screaming. You'll find yourself pulled into a new horror film to discuss in a new cocktail. Try every week. 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"fiji" Discussed on The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
"It's time once again for America's favorite show the Radio Adventures of third blowing. Brought to you by TECH FLOYD DOT com as you recall last time we were. We're in New York City in the eighteen. Forty two Dr Steven taken. The very odd job of Boeing bricks for Barnum in exchange for free entry into the American Museum where he planned to steal the infamous sideshow hoax. The Fiji Mermaid it would done now to cross the street with this last brick and we're home free. Let's all you talking about. What fidgeted noticed that decker? Stephen not is that in his forty five minutes brick rick moving he had attracted a crowd of about one hundred Astra have been watching him. But we're now following into the door the American museum where P t barnum now stood on soapbox. That's right folks. Step right into the American Museum and find the answer to all your questions inside for fifty cents you can find out the answer to your brick moving queries. You can see the Fiji Mermaid and much much more at Barnum's American Museum. The crowd surged past the dump truck and they were all clamoring pay fifty cents to find out what wonders the museum contained. This was your plan. All along wasn't exotic Ma'am right this way. Hey listen in my friend in this business you do what you can do to draw crowd and you're the perfect one to do it. Antastic now look we moved. You'll bricks and drew you out. Can we get into the museum. Deal is a deal you earned my friend enter away come on featured. It's going to take us an hour to find a way through this crowd and get to the Mermaid. You're trying to get up close and personal with the Fiji Mermaid. Let's check in with our hero. He wrote Dr Floyd who when we last left secured an exhibit spot right next to the fever made in the museum. This is humiliating. Dr Grant. Imagine me the world's most brilliant scientists nothing more than a sideshow exhibiting P T barnum's museum. We'll look at it this way Dr Floyd. There's no way that Dr Steve Can swept the Mermaid standing right next to it. I know I know you're comes the crowd Dr Floyd. You're on these. These chips isn't here to witness my humiliation faithful robot companionship's as you remember was currently undertaken the task of walking. Dr Floyd's Mother's Pomeranian puppy Mr Brady Jen's around New York. Dr Grothe Trust regained control. Mr tastebuds return to the main Exhibit Hall of the American Museum which is now packed with patrons eager to see the Fiji Mermaid. The museums newest attraction floyd. The man was a small ted in the world. is gross throw should bidder be. We're Dr Steve was hitting. I'm going to be very upset. And there's no reason to be upset because at that very moment Dr Steven Pitcher. We're at the very back of the line line to view the exhibits. What's right up there? FIDGET I can just see the top of it in this something else up there too that people looking at I can't see what it is though it's too small lab. There's nothing we can do but just by time fidget. Let Soon that Fiji Mermaid will be mine as people in line. It's like almost an hour and a half dot just even fidget to finally reached the front into the room and stand before the Fiji Mermaid fidget. There it is the Fiji Mermaid. Berlin you keep an eye out for bottom and as soon as the last visit leaves I'll grab the Mermaid. I wouldn't do that if I were you. Dr Steven what Dr Floyd. What are you doing here? I'm here to make sure you don't make off with the Fiji Mermaid puts how did you get in. It was easy. None of Your Business. Dr Steve What's important is that I'm here to stop you over the floor here. Is that dryer lint. That was featured his stomach upset at the site of the settle down. I'll take you outside in a moment and you can eat some grass. Well lookie here. My two newest employees of met each other. You both did a fine job today. I made. I mean we made a ton of money. Mr Barnum Sir. This guy was just about to Swipe The Fiji Mermaid what is true. I only took this job to make sure he didn't. Is this true. No it's not I would never Levi. Just think this former employees of my needs to be escorted out your thing imports because there's no need to get hasty here. I'm sure we could work something out. How about a lot of my sock shape? Frontier wielded run FIDGET. Wrong Taylor Museum running back down the street to their very own species as they exit Dr Floyd steps down off the exhibit platform. He was standing on Floyd. We sure are glad you could help. Ensure that the Fiji Mermaid it didn't get stolen Mr Barnum that charge Dr Floyd chips just called us on the handy communicate a ring areas you well. Apparently Mr Beardie chins spotted an alley cat and has dragged chips chips about twelve blocks west of here. Doug where we go get him. Here's your ninety nine dollars back. Mr Burnham officially resigned as a museum exhibit. This was too much of a circus for me. That gives me an idea. Levi sent a letter to James Bailey. I have an offer to make him serve boss Oh and then new kanye machine excellent. It's the new high-speed model right. The boxes oxyde will make a new suite every sixty seconds perfect. That means there'll be a sucker made every minute thought you said P.T. Barnum didn't say that you didn't think the writers would let this episode in without without a horribly bad joke did you. I guess you're right. RANDOM DOT of loyd leave to go find chips and Mr Barrington hop back in time and space free after dodger. Steve where will our intrepid heroes go next. Will they ever be able to put an conductor speeds villainous ways and just win will they be able to drop off Mr Bertie. Jin's back at home by down this week on the radio. Mentors Abductor Lloyd..
"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.