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Brian Mudd: Countries With Higher Election Integrity Than U.S.
"In fact our election system so inadequate that Ghana Ghana runs rings around us in election integrity I'm not kidding because there are actually several countries ahead You see the United States actually ranked 57th overall in the world in election integrity In other words elections held in 20 countries were citizens lack freedom Have higher integrity in their elections than ours And I said here's my point What we've witnessed is inexcusable and it should be intolerable Many state and local governments have so woefully created election systems and protocols That several undeveloped countries have greater integrity in their elections than ours It's unrealistic to think that we can remain the world's superpower and Beacon of freedom in the world if we're running elections worse than every developed country in the world which yeah it's the case
Apple Music now has over 100 million songs - Engadget
"Apple music will offer its 100 millionth song on Monday With the latest you have 100 million songs to choose from on Apple music to put that milestone in perspective in 2003 apple's iTunes offered 200,000 songs Apple says 20,000 musicians released tracks on its service every day from places like Japan Ghana Colombia and South Korea in 350 languages and dialects 40% of the songs are in English Apple says its top 1000 songs make up just 10% of the plays indicating that listeners are exploring older
What Did Gandhi Think of Western Civilization?
"Many decades ago, my countrymen Gandhi was asked, what do you think of western civilization? And he famously replied, I think it would be a good idea. Now this is Gandhi being kind of pungently witty in a way that isn't known for being. But what Gandhi is saying is really two things one is he's saying that the western powers under colonialism did not live up to their own standards and in this I think you had a good point. But the other thing is he's genuinely saying that I complained with the west is not that we're being that we have western principles that are being brought to India. Our complaint is that this is not being done in a fair or adequate way. We want western principles. Gandhi seems to be saying, but on the other hand, we want them to be brought to India in a kind of humane and decent way, a way consistent with western principles themselves. Now, how far this way of thinking is from sort of the modern left. And I say this because with when Queen Elizabeth died, you've got all these people denouncing British colonialism. Queen is not exactly a symbol of British colonialism but I suppose just to the degree that she represents the monarchy, she represents the late stage of British colonialism. By the way, British colonialism was began to unwind really after World War I. It had unwound itself largely by the 1950s when countries like Ghana and India of course in the 1940s got its independence. And then we've been living since then in the post colonial era.
"ghana" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Fill in the mood and the emotions that I need in that image is not yet complete and that would be completed for me in post. And the reason why I say that is because the word in my imagination is quite different from the world out there and because I'm more of a natural light shooter. I don't have so much control over my environment. Sometimes it can be too bright and too dark and stuff like that and because of that post production basically helps me complete that mood and bring it exactly or closer to the way I vision and vision it. So basically I would say getting it right in camera very important by finishing the story as web post production comes in it's like having a complete body of work that has emotions in color, motions in the mood, the lightning and everything that you need to have a complete story and have an effect on the people you are trying to have them view your image. Will said, and in the end, it's all about the image. So who cares? Unless you're another photographer or content creator, the people that are viewing your image aren't going to care the process that you use, whether you're a purist or a digital manipulator, it's the end result and the story and the emotion. Like you said, that comes out that they care about. Who cares what camera over software you're using to get there as long as you get there. Or do you tend to work more project based or more serendipity based? Do you go out specifically to capture a certain set of photos or do you just head to a body of water and be inspired and struck with creativity or serendipity while you're while you're there? Which flow, or is it a mixture of both? It's a mixture of boats but I tend to lean more to project based where I create teams for myself. So most of the time I'm so funding my shoots. So I create a project and say, okay, this month of August, I'm going to work on projects and I tied to it happiness and I just basically travel around my country or wherever I find myself and I visit communities become have a bonding relationship with them and then they give me an expression of happiness and I'm able to capture and for me I feel that works best for me and it makes me more organized when creating in order to not have so many errors and also gives me some kind of control over whatever I'm working on. Yeah, you got to have a map if you want to get to some place right or some kind of some kind of structure. So traveling around your country, Ghana. What's it like? What's it, what's a day in the life when you're in obviously you're not shooting every day I imagine. But when you're out in urine, Michael aboya as photographer mode, what's it like shooting in Ghana, you know? I can imagine you just aim your camera anywhere and get a great shot, but what is it like? Take the people that may have not been in the country into the country. What's it like on a day to day basis as a photographer? It can be different depending on where you are in the city, for example, you can't really just raise up your camera and start shooting. People would stop you questioning your camera can sometimes get seized or yeah. Or people get scared because there's this superstition belief around like people taking their pictures and going to use it for something spiritual. So people just don't want a stranger photographing them at all. But there are other parts in the country where if you go, people are just like happy, no one is there's no conflicts between superstition or he's a stranger, like you're just people are happy to have you in and they just express a certain emotion that makes you feel safe and you feel like documenting them before leaving. And there are places where it takes time where you just have to create a community first and get to know the people and the people get to know you and then you are free to capture and share their story. But it's been amazing for me and I'm actually looking forward to more places that I haven't been to in my country yet. I feel like there's so much more and I'm always setting and always looking forward to visiting these places. And it's always fun. When I am working on this thing this year where I try to find it in balance and it's basically me but divided into well, half of myself is focusing on what matters the most and half of myself is also focusing on finding me and finding me is the part of photography. So when I switch over to that part, it becomes like a whole adventure. So I really don't know what's I am going to get. Or do I have a plan? I have a team. I don't know what the people are like. I don't know why I'm going to get and I just go in blind and at the end of the day I come atop very happy with so much that I have learned and it gives me inspiration and more curiosity to see what comes next. I love that. Yeah, and that's the thing, right? I mean, one of the traits that creatives and photographers, I think, in this context, have is that innate curiosity. And whether it be about the art of photography and getting better as a photographer, so you understand more about light and the technicalities of your camera and the capabilities and the post processing tools and all that. But your country as well. I just want to explore this country and photograph the different nuances and places that I haven't seen. But curiosity seems to be that common denominator that I hear from a lot of creators. Before we move on to the next thing, I have a couple of things before we close this. You mentioned that there's this danger of your camera being seized. Why? Like, why under what circumstances would your camera be sees while you're out innocently shooting on the streets of Ghana somewhere? I guess maybe it's the same for every place, maybe you raise up your camera and you photograph the wrong person. And maybe that thing is like a high member of society or something. Well, it happens a lot over a year. And you did not come over and set your camera or the ticket from you. And yeah, so I do see videos on YouTube where people in the U.S. they just walk and start taking pictures. And I wonder what does because you really can't do that over a year. And unless you have one of those zoom cameras and you are standing somewhere far and you just shoot. But when you're up close, it doesn't really work where you. So now, so street photography is a challenge then, I guess, unless you have a really long lens and what happens if you're some foreigner that shows up or a tourist that shows up and I'm just gonna go take pictures everywhere I go, you know, and what happens to them? Do they get a pass? Because they're ignorant, you know, the ignorant tourist that doesn't know better or will they get their gear seized.
"ghana" Discussed on This Week in Photo
"Folks in this interview, it's a discussion with Ghana based photographer, Michael abuya. This is twin. Hey, welcome back to another episode of this week in photo. I'm your host, Frederick Van Johnson. Today, I have the honor of sitting down with Michael avoya. He's a, like I said in the little intro there. He's a Ghana based photographer who's also dabbling in NFTs, arguably very successfully in NFTs. He has managed to somehow secure the splash screen in lightroom, so you've launched lightroom in any time over the past couple of months. You've probably seen some of his work. Michael's agreed to come on the show with me to sort of talk through all that, talk about his origin story a little bit, what it's like shooting in and around Ghana and NFTs all that stuff. Michael boya, welcome to this week in photo. How's it going? It's going well. Thank you so much for having me, Johnson. Really appreciate. Absolutely, man. Absolutely. It's good to have you on. Let's dive in. Now you and I you and I have talked before. We did another podcast a couple of weeks ago. I think for the light art podcast that's out there. Great conversation and I've gotten a ton of feedback so I decided, you know, I gotta put you in front of this week in photo audience as well. So here we are. So let's just start with a little bit of the origin story stuff. Your work is outstanding. Definitely has a mood, a very specific mood that's I think unique to you. Obviously, you know, you're the artist, and this is your style. Tell us how you got into this world of photography and what keeps you in it. What's the gravity that keeps you in the world of shooting? My journey on photography started very emotional. I had so much I had love for photography, but I was in school studying computer science because that's where my parents and some way somehow myself thought I belonged, but somewhere in the background, I was always taking pictures, always recording. I'm always the guy you meet with a camera and a selfie stick in pictures and all that. But in 2016, my dad passed away through cancer and this happened right in front of me at a hospital. And this was like a wake-up call to me. Everything that happened during the movement and made me act several questions and one of them was what do I want to use the rest of my life, how do I want to spend the rest of my life? Do I want to do something that I really love? And knowing that I changed my dreams, I found my purpose and I worked to become a better version of myself. And when I asked myself this question, I realized that I had limited time and definitely when anyone realizes they have limited time they want to spend that time doing something they love. And that's photography. And that was my stats. My journey in photography. So I stopped school and I used a little savings I had to get myself my first camera. And I started shooting. My first image was offered this in a garden and I really didn't, I needed something deeper. I needed to feel something. I needed to find myself also true photography. So I set off to photograph other people to find out what makes them who they are and hoping that through that I would also find what makes me who I am. That's great. That's great. Yeah, and it has that journey going, and have you discovered, as you sort of reveal other people's true selves and peels and onion back on yourself, what have you learned surprisingly about Michael boya that you didn't know before you started this journey? I blend so much and always I always has to do it like the little things. It's a little tense but it's actually the big tense and those things are always things right in front of us and true photography and the beautiful people that I photograph and share their stories. I realized that the tents right in front of you are the things that matter the most and this family those who care about love and yourself also and currently in the world is always trying and trying and trying to make you someone else and people are not happy to be themselves and also constantly trying to also be like someone else. And true photography made me realize that that isn't the way the way is to follow your own path to chase your dreams and to pay attention to what is right in front of you. And when you're no longer here, those things you pay attention to will some way somehow have a voice and speak to speak for you when you're not here. And that's, I think, is the legacy you leave behind. To that things you paid attention to the most. And how do you do that though, Michael, when you it's a human, it's easier, it's easy to say, follow your true self and do that. But if you're a newer or a newish photographer and you're getting into the space and the knee jerk reaction is to or the initial reaction is to follow people whose work you identify with and you know maybe not copy it, but that's going to obviously be a really heavy influence onto your style of work. So how do you separate being a clone of photographer a, like someone follows you, they love your work, and they're one to shoot like you. So they're going to buy the gear that you have. They're going to use lightroom. They're going to do all the things that you're doing. So that they can feel like that may get them closer to being or to having work that's as admirable as yours. But how do they fork off from that and be true to themselves while also being influenced by someone whose work they admire? What are your thoughts on that? First of all, it's not easy. It's never easy process. It's a journey of discovery. And one thing I always say is that everyone has that special thing in them that makes them feel alive. That makes them come alive. And there's nothing wrong in gaining inspiration from other creative that you admire and all that, for me, for example, I used to look at the works of Joel Robinson.
How the Environmentalists Are Destroying the Planet
"I spoke to you yesterday about the environmentalists crushing of the people of Sri Lanka. The attempt is going on in the Netherlands, as you know. The Netherlands whose emission of carbon dioxide or whatever else fertilizer or Cal tooting produces is so negligible in the scheme of the earth as to be ludicrous and crossing the line from ludicrous into evil. What the Netherlands government is attempting to do to its own people and to the world since the Netherlands is the second greatest exporter. Of what is it a food generally? Agricultural products. Tucker Carlson reported last night on Ghana, which we visited commented. It was on its way to some degree of prosperity, relative to other West African or African countries. And now is a basket case all because of the greens. I always think when will people awaken to the existential threat that the left poses to humanity?
"ghana" Discussed on What's the 311
"Welcome to Sonya's travel podcast. So I'm going to talk about Ghana, Africa is a place to visit according to my childhood best friend Billy. She's said that in an Acura Ghana beach, you can ride the horses, low body beach and Wakanda beach is the best beach. She said there's gone. Gone no zoo. They have lots of animals, Ghana is a cape Cole's Ely Mina, cast. Wait, I think her sour pronounces it. Ellie Mina castle, it hell slaves before they shipped him to America, she said, she said that it's very sad because the ropes and chains are actually still there. But she think that everyone should actually go and see it. She also said that Michelle and Barack Obama had visited there. She said there's hiking and there's a long bridge and trails. She said it's like 7 bridges. She says she loves it. She loves it. She says a great place to visit. She also said that. There's a lot of history there that you can actually see and learn the castle is one place. The beaches, she said the beaches are so beautiful 'cause you actually get to ride horses on the beaches. And y'all know how I feel about the beaches. I love the beaches. So yeah, people she did my accordance at my childhood best friend Billy. She said, this is a great place to visit and maybe one day, you know, people who actually go out to Africa, Ghana is a great place to visit. So maybe one day I actually want to go see myself only thing I don't like to be honest. I don't like if you get too hot, I can't take the heat. Sorry, I am so sorry, but I can not take the heat. But yes, this is what she said that there is a great place. He also gave me pictures I'm gonna be posting on my Instagram so you can actually see it. And I like to thank you for listening to Sonia tri podcast. Please give it a 5 star review on speakers Spotify. I already wear this podcast. Please share. Please go to my website HTTP dot dot slash slash podcasts dot slash WordPress dot com. You can also follow me at SON. 9 7 9 5 Instagram song and Santiago Twitter, so you said Thiago Facebook, so I'm gonna say at the YouTube science Santiago print Pinterest, you can leave a comment on the hero at SV 7 6 6 7 5 two a Gmail dot com. Please check out my son's clothing line at concourse and prior 2020 on Instagram. Thank you to have a great night.
Rappers Young Thug, Gunna charged with racketeering
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Pastor Ock Soo Park Explains Why Many Christians Misunderstand the Faith
"That many Christians have this deep misunderstanding of the faith that it's about what you do or you don't demand? The reason is really simple. It is because they do not look at the Bible closely. If you use in chapter two, four, by grace, are you saved through faith? And it is not of works. It is the gift of God. It says. But people's thinking is different from gods. Because we are people are thinking itself is based on us doing something I'm working, and even faith in God. People think I have to be good. And try and labor. People have fallen into such kind of thinking. And when I read the Bible. I was able to completely break free from that. It is not my words. It is grace. And in 2012, I went to Ghana, Africa. And I had an opportunity to meet with the presidents there and speak with me. President John atta mills have gone on. And this is what he said to me. I have a terrible sickness. I think at most I have 5 more days to live. But I'm afraid. I have sins. And I asked him. Your excellency, how did you know that you're a sinner? Well, I commit since therefore I'm a sinner on time. I told him not so. He was stunned. And I asked him. In which countries tell you what does the sinner get to judge his own sin? Have you ever seen God's judgment statement about your sins, your experience? Do you think where is it? It's in the Bible. Would you like to see it? He said, yes, I do. Rome has found it. I read some Romans after three verse 23. For all I've seen that come short of the glory of God. That's what it says in verse 23. But in the first 24, it's amazing. Being justified. 50 years on the redemption in Christ, Jesus. The amazing thing is that many Christians Hamilton use hundreds of everybody knows Romans three 23. But then nobody knows where it's 24. How young? They're right next to each other.
"ghana" Discussed on Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
"You've now presented the initial findings of the project and they are available by the way on your website for anyone to check. Which kind of reaction did you get from journalism from music executives in this radio and television stations or from the broader audience? What do people think when they saw this? So for women who and an activist and feminist who have been talking for years that, you know, there are no women in media, women's voices are absent for people who have been making these complaints. There was finite yes the evidence for them. So it was a relief for them. It was an affirmation of something they had observed. This was exciting for them for the media outlets while it was, it was it was mixed, I would say it was mixed. People who were like, well, we know we know. We know that this problem exists, but there are reasons why they exist. And that people who were actually with disagree, this is not true. We don't much better than you are claiming in the same even though, you know, there are shows that had zero women during the period. But I had to host and produce a saying to me, you are wrong. We did better than claim. Even though the evidence is otherwise. An obviously with this project you've been looking into experts and authority figures that are quoted in the news media. But I wonder if you can walk us through diversity in newsrooms in Ghana. Not just in terms of gender, but also in terms of socioeconomic status and maybe ethnic background. Our newsrooms in Ghana truly diverse and if they are not, what do you think are the steps to take to make them make them more inclusive and more diverse in the future? Well, this is a really hard question..
"ghana" Discussed on Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
"So the challenge was decided on which shows. We have so many flagship shows, you know, so you have 400 reduce issues and got that. Just 400 stations on loan, so which ones are you gonna choose from? Festival. And then which television programs? Because most other television programs that were dominant were not shows that fit the model that we were going for. So the challenge was choosing which outlets which television program, which read your program. That was one of our challenges. And then also because some of the programs even though they were flagship shows, they were weakly not daily shows. So then how do you monetize those ones? How do you design something to fit that? And what were the criteria that you used to actually chose a show instead of another one? It was popularity. It was representativity. What was the reason that you were using when choosing them? So I'll keep factor was what's the radio station themselves, describe as la flagship shows, or the media outlets themselves described as their flagship shows and where popular in Ghana. And where most listened by, you know, affect other indicators available out there. So there are awards shows that determine which shows our popular people who track which shows are most listened to. So we used all of these, we put all of these together that's a select, which shows would be useful for this project. I guess I mean with many listeners are probably thinking or asking themselves is what did you find when you measure the contributors and the people interviewed in these programs? You know, going and you have your assumptions when you're going into any new research. And so I had that zoomed when we were going in that we will find you know just fairly high number of women because to my mind, even though when a lot of women's voices in media, you know, we may be around 30%. That was my assumption when we were going in. I complain about the absence of women's voices in media, but I thought we were doing really well. It just 2020 2021. So we were, you know, we're making progress. And then we finish and what we establish is that only one out of 11 expects is a woman. Who are interviewed on radio television in Ghana is a woman only one. And this is a country that has more than 50% of the population are women. So, you know, it's a.
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"And <Speech_Male> normally Jackie when I have <Speech_Male> on travel <Speech_Male> writers I say <Speech_Male> where can we send <Speech_Male> people to get <Speech_Male> a better <Speech_Male> write up that they have <Speech_Male> done on the country that <Speech_Male> we're talking about <Speech_Male> for you where <Speech_Male> you write on <Speech_Male> women's issues <Speech_Male> and <Speech_Male> human rights issues and <Speech_Male> such in Africa, <Speech_Male> is there <Speech_Male> an article that <Speech_Male> you would recommend <Speech_Male> for us that you've written recently <Speech_Male> that would <Speech_Male> get us more <Speech_Male> informed <SpeakerChange> of what's going <Silence> on in Africa? <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> Oh, <Speech_Music_Female> there's so <Speech_Female> much. <Speech_Female> There is so much, <Speech_Female> but if <Speech_Female> folks want to go <Speech_Female> to my website, <Speech_Female> so that's as you mentioned, <Speech_Female> Jackie, Habib <Speech_Female> dot com. 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"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"That I know of. When I was there, I was really just chilling. By the beach. That's for sure. I am sure there's a lot to do, but that whole area that coastal area around tech karate is all beautiful. There's another place called eczema as well. And if folks are researching their trip, they can probably Google around and I'm sure people have different opinions of what has the best water. But it's all fantastic, really. Okay. Well, here's a question for you. So you said mullet national park not necessarily the best spot in Africa for safari. Your favorite natural spot in Ghana. I mean, obviously the ocean is beautiful. I just find it very calming to be by the ocean. So that's something I recommend. But something that people will come across in their research for sure is V waterfalls, which is in the Volta region. So this is a few hours outside of Accra. And I believe there's two waterfalls actually within that park. And so you can do either a short track or a long track to get to the waterfalls. And that's just beautiful. So it's definitely something if folks are into nature, something that they can check out. Tallest waterfall in West Africa. Yes, exactly. Excellent. Well, are we ready to get to some of our wrap up questions? Yes, we are. You're standing in the prettiest spot in Ghana. Where are you standing on what are you looking at? The prettiest spot, okay. I think I would be standing in cape coast. Okay. Watching the sunset. With my Friends with a fresh coconut in hands and I'd be there on the beach just looking at the sunset surrounded by palm trees. Okay, now you're watching the sunset, but you're at a south facing beach, so it's kind of off to your right. Yes. Yes. Exactly. It's still beautiful. Trust me. Got it. When you talked about the waters, we are pretty darn close to the equator if I'm getting my mental map of Africa right here. We're talking about warm waters here also. Yes. So that is something that's great is the water. I mean, if it's swimmable, then it's warm. You can definitely swim and enjoy the water unlike, for example, I was in Vancouver, not long ago. And it is freezing. You do not want to go swimming in Vancouver. So yeah, definitely. You can pretty much go swimming gear round. Excellent. One thing that makes you laugh and say only in Ghana. People making you laugh on public transit and just how much of an experience that is. Although it's quite common for people to get around nowadays on Uber throughout the country, I would definitely recommend that people hop on to a trotro, which is what we would call mini buses..
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"You're definitely not going to see the big 5 that you would see in East Africa. You're not going to see gorillas or tubes or anything like that. So I would actually recommend to skip that. Well, and so it sounds like if I was going to Ghana and it was my only Africa trip maybe go, but if I'm planning to get back to Africa, which why wouldn't you? Well, yes. We didn't say when we introduced you that you are a journalist who is working half the time. I got the impression in Africa. And so you have traveled to a few of the African countries is that fair to say. Yes, exactly. So I spend most of the year based in Kenya actually, and I travel across Africa to report about social justice issues and humanitarian issues and women's rights in the continent. I spend a few months of the year in Toronto, Canada, which is also home, which I love. And I will just say that I had been wanting to come to Africa and do work in Africa for as long as I can remember. And it's really Ghana. That set me on this path. So when I was there years ago, doing a work stint, I fell in love with the people and the culture and the country. And I decided that I was just going to pretty much stay. And figure it out. I mentioned I'm based in Kenya. That's where I'm speaking to you right now, but I have such a soft spot for Ghana. And I always go back and visit. And I'm sure that if folks visit the country, they'll have the same experience and they'll keep coming back to Africa. Excellent. Any place else while we're up in tamale that we want to make sure that we get to, or that we want to make sure we skip, either way it works. That probably covers it for tummy..
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"I would say I saw these pictures and wanted to go there more. So yeah, I know what you're doing. Yes, yeah. I mean that's one of the things I love so much about Ghana is people there are just so friendly and chatty and you can strike up conversation. You can wake up early. And see the fishermen, you can talk to them. The evening before and ask them if you can go out with them. People are so welcoming. And I think that's one of the best ways to experience the country is just by chatting with people who live there. And I feel like inevitably you will get invited to someone's relatives, wedding or naming ceremony or they will want you to meet the chief in their town. And I would say just roll with it. That is the beauty and being there. If you can attend a wedding or a funeral, which sounds strange, but funerals are quite epic events in Ghana, then go for it. Excellent, anything else we want to cover in cape coast before we head further north inland. That covers cape coast. Okay. Excellent. And then you took us further north and I had in my notes that we were going up to tamela. Because a third with two thirds of the way up the country. Now. Exactly. We're flying over making a very long drive. Tamales in the northern region, I would recommend flying there. It's probably about a 45 minute flight from Accra. And flying within the country is quite affordable. So tamale is a very different city compared to a crab. That's why it's just interesting to see the pace of life is much slower. You won't be seeing the fancy instagrammable restaurants and cool food trucks and things like that that you would see in Accra. It's more quiet..
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Plantains. Like it's just a mishmash of all these things, but it's delicious. So that's called watch a so watch a is the clean out the fridge night. It sounds like. You know what? I mean, it's not. Like, you can go to and street food is very, very popular. If Monica needs eat out all the time. I mean, when I was working there, most of my colleagues would just go out and find their favorite vendor by the roadside and grab lunch that way instead of packing a lunch for work. That's not really common there. I've heard that a lot of people like having watch it on Sundays. They will make the trip out to their favorite watch a joint and do that. But folks can eat that whenever, of course. Ghanaians usually eat quite a heavy breakfast. Sometimes they have like porridge or pancakes, and other times they can actually have something like watching for breakfast. And then another thing that I would mention is that fruit tastes delicious in Ghana, whether it's coconut or pineapple or avocado bananas, they just taste so good and so fresh. And coconut water and coconut, you can have that basically everywhere. So if you're walking down the street, you'll definitely find vendors who are selling coconuts there and I always find it pretty amazing that the vendors there have some sort of innate ability to know exactly what the coconut will have inside it just by knocking on it with a machete. And so you can tell them basically whether you want one with plenty of water inside it. You just save plenty of water. Or whether you want to actually eat the coconut inside because after you drink it, they can open it up for you. And I don't know how else to describe it other than we would just say in Ghana, we would say if you want the coconut hard or soft and by just knocking on it with the machete they would know and hard would mean you can really eat all of the coconut scrape quite a bit for you there and soft is it's more kind of rubbery in texture from the inside. And that's what you would do after drinking it. And you can always get it in like a to go bag or something like that. So that's always fun as well. Okay. We'll show we move on to cape coast then. Yes. So you mentioned the slave castles. Is there a particular one I know it's a World Heritage Site because of that history? Is there a particular place that we're going? So there is a slave castle in cape coast, which does tours. There's also one in elmina and elmina is very close to cape coast, folks can visit both of those sites in the same day if they'd like. So again, that is absolutely worth learning about and doing the tour there. Aside from that, cape coast and elmina, they're just beautiful, coastal towns..
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Cool. Anything else once we've got our shopping done in Accra are there are places that we can connect with the culture or the history of the country. Yes, so in terms of culture, there are definitely some places to enjoy live music, which is fantastic across has a jazz club..
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Excellent, well, should we go back and do that now in a little more actually a much more detail. You started in Accra, which is probably worth going to fly in as well. I would assume. Yes. And what are we going to do in Accra with our two to three days there that you had us? Accra is great for picking up souvenirs. There's an art center where you could just do all of your soup in your shopping all at once. There's also going to a neighborhood called osu, which is quite central and I would recommend that people stay around osu. It's very walkable and there's a ton of restaurants, cafes, nightlife. There's great fabric shops there. There's a ton of markets as well in a open air markets across hosts the largest open air markets in West Africa. And so we're talking about thousands and thousands of vendors who are there selling their product. It's just such an interesting bustling place to go to. So. And you mentioned shopping and souvenirs and you mentioned fabric and my thinking is that those 2 may be related that one of the things that people in this portion of Africa will sometimes shop for is fabric or having fabric made into and I'm going to go out on a limb here and say a brightly colored dress or a bright and colored object. Yes. Yes. So there are several options of how people can approach this. They can go into a store like wooden is probably the best known shop in Accra that sells beautiful fabrics as well as going to markets walking along. I mean, you can not miss this. This is not necessarily something you have to go out of your way to find fabric. You can find women just selling fabric literally carrying it on their heads and you can just tell them how many yards you want. And so you just have to figure out how many yards it'll take to get whatever outfit you want made. And again, finding a tailor is something that is so easy. You do not need to go out of your way to do this either because Taylor's are everywhere. Everywhere in Ghana. You'll find them along the streets, you'll find them in stores. You'll find them in malls. And basically they take your measurements and can have anything you want custom made. And I think that is such a fun thing to do. I love getting outfits made all the time. And it's a beautiful souvenir as well. Well, and you mentioned souvenirs besides that are there other things that I ought to be watching out for really great craft work in Ghana is the what? So there's definitely wooden carvings, which are beautiful, actually going back to the fabric. I would be remiss if I did not talk about kente, which is the very famous fabric that comes from Ghana. It's basically woven thread that people create using these old wooden machines. And it takes so much skill to create this. Folks can even visit weaving villages to see how it's actually created. But if you don't have time to do something like that, then you can actually just buy kente cloth, which is what Ghana is really known for when it comes to fabrics. And I'm assuming those old wooden machines they were using are old wooden looms. Yes. Okay. Exactly. Yeah. And then in terms of other souvenirs, there's baskets, fans and hats that are quite popular. And these all come from the northern part of the country. And honestly, everywhere I go in the world, I recognize Ghanaian baskets. And I know immediately, this comes from a place called bolgatanga, in Ghana, where they create these absolutely stunning baskets..
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Okay, so it really depends on how much time folks have. But Accra is the capital that people would fly into and it's definitely worth spending some time in a cross. So please don't just head out of the city. I really enjoy being in a crown. I think there's a lot to do and see there. And there's a lot of day trips that you can do from Accra as well. So don't miss that. So I would recommend a few nights in Accra to just get used to the city life, see what traffic is like, go out at night. It's just a lot of fun. So definitely a crop. And then I would also recommend maybe two nights at cape coast and cape coast is as the name suggests along the coast. It is stunning and beautiful, obviously, with palm trees and such a clean, fantastic ocean to swim in. But one of the must do's or must sees in cape coast is actually the slave castles. So Ghana has such a deep history and the transatlantic slave movements had a presence in Ghana actually where slaves were getting on ships there. And going out, those castles have been preserved and there are tours that individuals can take to learn more about the slave trade movement and what that was like. And it's certainly an overwhelming and important experience that I recommend folks have when they're in cape coast. After cape coast, I would recommend that folks had to tamely, which is in the north of Ghana and is very different. Definitely something to experience. From there, if people have time visiting surrounding villages and towns like Bogotá and seeing some of the artistry there and if they have more time going to kumasi, takari, doing a day trip from Accra to a dust. So there's a lot of options of things people can do there..
"ghana" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast
"Episode 776 to the amateur traveler talks about beaches and baskets kente cloth and true trues, surfing and slave castles, as we go to Ghana in West Africa. Welcome to the amateur trial where I'm your host Chris Kristen. Let's talk about Ghana. I'd like to welcome to the show Jackie Habib from Jackie Habib dot com, who has come to talk to us about the African country of Ghana. Jackie welcome to the show. Thanks so much for having me, Chris. And what's your connection with Ghana?.
Democrats Assess Where They Went Wrong as a ‘Red Tsunami’ Takes Hold in New York
"The fault line is being exposed, the Democrats are doing an autopsy of why they lost in every possible direction from Edward durr to the Virginia governor's race to the lieutenant governor's race in Virginia. How bad was it actually? Well, I just want to. I want to hear, let's just local news report cut 87. This is in New York, Nassau county. Play cut 87 just so you understand what Democrats are dealing with. Even in New York play tape. The shock resonated from the New York suburbs down the eastern seaboard. People are saying there was a red wave, they're wrong. It was a red tsunami. Republican Bruce blakeman declaring victory in the Nassau executive race considered the biggest upset here since Edmund Ghana when seated Tom swazi in 2009. We had the right message. It was taxes. It was crime. People are fed up with a liberal, progressive policies of the other party. This isn't the party of John F. Kennedy anymore. It's the party of AOC and Bernie Sanders, and they're rejecting that. And Joe Biden, they're rejecting that. I said this yesterday to Connor, and I said this to Andrew, I said, if the Democrats continue with this, and if they are unable to inoculate themselves, and remove the tumor, that is woke ism from their party. It is not out of the conversation that if conservatives do their job, and they don't, they're not run by a bunch of feckless morons, which is so often the case, we could end up winning states like New Jersey and Connecticut. We could win 40 out of 50
Congressman Lee Zeldin Comments on Sean Spicer Being Forced to Resign
"Congressman lee zeldin. Welcome back as ed great to be with you so much discuss great to have you open the second hour of the show. First things i. I don't know if this is tough for you to comment on with your reserve status and everything else. But i'm touched by. This is a member of presidential appointee to the pentagon's national security education board. My body sean. Spicer ghana latter yesterday trying to force him to resign from the board of visitors for the annapolis naval academy west point board members of being threatened by the biden. Administration your reaction to what should be totally apolitical. Bipartisan boards helping to run our military's academies. Well first off. It's important to point out that sean has served in our military has warned the uniform. He is a proud navy. Man with experience at tactical operational and strategic levels He brings all the right ingredients and perspectives. And what's ironic about the announcement. Is that jen. Psaki states that their decisions aren't going to be based off of party registration. Well then why are you getting rid of somebody with that kind of experience like sean has pours his heart into it dedicated. You know he's not doing that for prestige or money or title. He's just doing it to give back the other element of this. That i'm greatly concerned about is this Desire to Socially engineer the military. And i signed up for the army. Rotc when i was eighteen years old in nineteen ninety eight watts served on active duty from two thousand three two thousand seven. I've been in the reserve since two thousand seven. Seven is still today wearing my Hat as a member of congress putting aside my hat as a member of the military but wearing my how my has a member of congress. I am very active in ensuring that. Our military is focused on y on accomplishing one image. One mission above all else and that is protecting our nation our national defense protecting our safety our homeland And they just need to be given every last possible tool that they need to do that.
Leaving Afghanistan, and Those Who Depended on Us
"Week. We saw the last evacuation planes and troops leave afghanistan ending the longest war. America has been involved in. There are still some americans and afghans that remain there but their evacuation will no longer be a pentagon mission it will now be diplomatic mission in the end. After twenty years the us failed to defeat the taliban establish a functioning democracy and stop isis extremists. What happens next is still unclear as we need to resettle thousands of afghans and see what kind of government is formed by the taliban for on the end of america's presence in afghanistan will speak to isham moore foreign affairs columnist at the washington post. Well yes it is. Come amid israeli harrowing sees. We've seen over the past couple of weeks. with countless of con- civilians and others trying to get to kabul airport which you know states and some its allies had control over now We've seen we're seeing as we speak Footage of of taliban fighters walking through the hangers at this airport Commandeering some us vehicles. That have been left there It's all highly symbolic it's all Incredibly sad if you're somebody who has invested in this twenty year effort to stabilize hottest on goal back taleban and set up some kind of functional democratic fledgeling republic there Of course this there's no actual end to this conflict the will remain engaged in various other ways including we imagine Various sorts of clandestine counter terrorism operations against the islamic state outfit. That's already Operating in ghana son and tried out that deadly attack last week. So i it's a symbolic end but of course there's a lot that's still going to keep on
Nigeria Beat Liberia in World Cup Qualifiers
"News down African qualifying for the 2022 World Cup where the Leicester City striker Colecchia Natural scored twice for Nigeria, who kicked off their Group C campaign with a comfortable two nil victory of a Liberia well, Nigeria will be with that natural and other top players for their next game, however. As Cape Verde drew 11 with the Central African Republic is on the UK government's covid red list. It means that anyone entering such a country would need to quarantine for 10 days upon their return to their English Premier League club. The two time African champions Every coast were held to a goalless draw in Mozambique, sides kicking off their in Group D Cameroon had a decisive two nil win over Malawi. Also on Friday, Tunisia went top of Group B, They beat Equatorial Guinea three nil. Zambia defeated Mauritania and in the group G Open in South Africa were held nail nail in Zimbabwe, Ghana beat Ethiopia one
"ghana" Discussed on Distorted View Daily
"The house in the kitchen eating. She sounds very weak. She's hungry she's asking her mom for lunch She enters the kitchen and Mouth kisses her aunt. That's how it works in this family. You're always. I can't make out everything she sang but it appears she has made a beautiful lunch for her daughter. I think their romanian gypsies or something. I just get that vibe anyway. The mother pours the daughter of bowl of something that is supposed to be disgusting. It ultimately ends up looking like a bowl of zoo. Potus ghana soup from olive garden. You know that that soup. What the little bits of sausage and kale in. it think. It's supposed to be vomit offering you carry so the daughter eats it. Ned immediately vomits. Oh more now. They're they're forcing her to eat the soup. They're lifting the ball to our mouth so disrespectful said you're hungry eat assu. This reminds.
Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs
"Last week we talked about some of the big kinds of us people can hold about themselves and the world and particularly we started talking about some of the ways where those views can hold us back so for the body of today's episode. We're going to go through and identify some of the big categories of common limiting beliefs. Block sir unwise views however you want to refer to them. We'll talk through them a bed and then we'll explore what we can do about them. So does that sound good. Well just jump in. I'm gonna tell you now. This really neat little process. That i just kinda came up with recently so i'm happy about it. And it summarizes a whole lot of psychology grand bowed how to change your mind nan. The acronym is pass. P. a. s. s. in which we pass beyond old ways of thinking about things that are not good for us or other people so the quick summary us and it's an easy way to remember it piece stands for pause so as soon as you start to recognize the you're getting bothered by something you're getting reactivated or maybe you're just feeling held back feeling muzzled or constrained or are you starting to feel ghana's space here sleep here numb you know. Something's cooking pause. Find your footing. Get on your own side. Try to understand what's upsetting you. Get a sense of it just pause for a moment it can only be a breath by your pausing second. Appreciate what else has actually okay. In other words very often we engage eliminating believe 'cause we're feeling challenged or strasbourg or something terrible has happened okay. Whatever is actually true about that. What else can you appreciate. That's working that's on your side for example. You're still breathing. Appreciate the your body is still here appreciate that you have resources in your life. You have opportunities. You have people who are on your side. You have capabilities of nate talents. just appreciate is really helpful. You know you kinda track okay. i'm. I'm okay here i'll care and then third shift your view. That's where you get into the meat event where you start usually by understanding your reactions was going on in my mind. Why do i think this way second. You get more objective about it you realize. I don't really need to keep thinking that way. There ought to good reasons. Why don't have to keep thinking that way and then you basically step into in your mind a new way of being about it. You actually make the shift. You start to agree with the other way of thinking about thanks. So that's the shift your view
Batyrgaziev Beats Ragan for Boxing Gold
"It was an up and down Thursday morning for team USA's track team in one of the biggest upsets of the Olympics Jamaica's handle parchment won the men's hundred and ten meter hurdles nearly clipping the heavy favorite American grant Holloway who are in the silver the experience showed you know what the old man to my left here but he had a he had amazing race plan he executed a best of his ability he got me this time but I make sure I get in that team while the men's four by one hundred relays also favorites to win gold failed to qualify for the finals after a poor baton exchange led to a sixth place finish in their qualifying heat just two one hundredths of a second behind Ghana which earned the last spot in the final the USA women's team came away smiling finishing second in their qualifying heat they'll race for a medal on Friday I'm Danny cap
Maed in India Founder/CEO, Mae Mariyam Thomas, Breaks Down India's Growing Podcast Market
"In the last five years podcast growth has been on an upward trajectory and twenty twenty alone podcast apps like spotify ghana and gio salvin saw a forty two percent increase in time spent on their platforms. But what kind of parkas are in listening to well. Most media people in india no the basic. Abcd astrology bollywood cricket and devotion. And not that. It's very different in podcasting. But some of the most popular genres are definitely spirituality and religion sports particularly cricket india is also a nation that loves storytelling. So sean ras like romance and crime and mystery also. Draw an active listener base. Now podcast listening also has a relatively young audience. Geo salvin released a podcast advertising playbook last year that said that ninety two percent of their listenership was below the age of thirty five. Their playbook also said that they're streaming incites suggests that podcast listening is a companion activity. Where it kind of takes place throughout the day. Two and five listeners stream shows while doing household chores one third listen while working one and five while driving or commuting and there is also data that shows that people are listening to podcast just before they go to sleep.
Connecting the Dots for Publishers Feat. Kavita Shenoy
"Welcome back to advertising his dead beard. Coweta aiko w we finally doing this And i'm seeing finally because we went through some circles to start off this recording value for you. You had to figure room. Happy valley do the he'd be head of walmart. Divide before we could record. I have had a warm up in more than one. Run up and down. These takings is a be shouting about connected loom. That's not sounding roomy. Because she was upset about the fact that might have f. But i'm also happy doing this. Because i know over the last few months of admin gonna visions space in what's happening with that going to india listener unnoticed. Ingeborg the ghana. Meaning everything else. But there's another huge offered. And i know what you been building really focus on. I i want to start off by asking a The idea for the company come about our the inception and and what can lead you to starting it off so we started out long back we. We broke ground on this company. I wanna save ideo. As i was at google and i was. I wanted to work with above decide. Oh because there was a steam On the youtube side of the business of gruber who was doing a lot of work with publishers. And i happen to go along with them for some meetings and realized that most of these publishers relying heavily on youtube under decision because of that time you know Disposing aren't dando. Content distribution was still a bit expensive proposition for most. Oh more sto- in content creators. it hadn't been democratize as much as it is today. And it wasn't as cheap but they understand that data. They didn't know what do and youtube and actually google as an organization is all about simplifying scanning they don't actually give each publisher. You know very very alert expedience is onto lacrosse required for scheme. And that's davis martin but every publisher like you know has different contents dodgy so they have to use their data differently so when the ida struck me back in two thousand thirteen and then by the time i must have the courage to quit twenty fourteen and i met the founder who then don't duma co-founders Beat the tech Background an illegitimate. Who come with who has offered engineers and we basically decided to tackle the long tail. Initially world'll all of these were publishers. And tell them how to use u.
"ghana" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present
"To struggle with our performance in this setting. What are we saying. What is appropriate. What will work. What will translate everybody's struggled with that question win for the worst done. That is a song that speaks from our ability in america as americans fighting for these liberties and still even today. We still don't have them all on the plate so living in this environment as a rich and crowds people understanding of that and all of humanity began on the soil of africa. The having shoe didn't stop to hear your he's ever do. Stop now and inventories with a different story either way. Hello southbound tat. I.
"ghana" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present
"It wasn't just an it. Making a strong impression on the local crowd. when fr-fr percussionist am wa as angle took the stage. They weren't sure what to expect. We have a new song and we like to feature on this a great friend and a great musician from ghana. He's fantastic and you must as we have to do at home. Learn to honor our black heroes right on. You have one right here. In ghana's name is i'm watson i wa i right so only in the system in ghana by this time. So it wasn't that they introduced new types of soul music. It was already in the system. But i think the greatest impact collaboration between the fans because they didn't collaborate much there was this annoyance actually with some ghanaian musicians involved. Their role in it was sort of underplayed. The gun is did their thing. Like americans was the one thing that stands out is a more angular claim with les mccann. One of my favorite moments in concert is when les mccann and eddie harris take the stage. They are going to play music. That the ghanaian audience does not know how to respond to because most people don't know experimental jazz and particularly of this moment what they're doing and the instrumentation etc etc and it begins with resting performance of a shaker player. Some and he is somebody that they've met on their travels and he come wearing his. We've sort of identified him as from northern ghana and he moved across the stage playing his chicory with such commitment and energy and they wait for him and of course we know that they all live in a musical practice of not knowing and trusting they do and will know how to play together but.
Travel to Benin - Rachel Décoste
"Or wikipedia. Wants me to say benin. But i will defer to the guest here. I'd like to welcome to the show. Rachel day cost from year of return. Book dot com. And who has come to talk to us about the country of been in rachel. Welcome to the show. Happy to be here first of all. We're probably gonna need to put this on a map because some people are wildly googling right now in wikipedia where is the country have been in innocent a west africa the biggest countries nearby our nigeria and ghana. And why did you find yourself in banana in the first place. Let's start with that. I did a dna test years ago. I am african canadian. Meaning my ancestors. Came here as enslaved africans. We don't know where from and i thought. Dna tests would be a good way to find out where my origins were from. After i did the dna tests been in was one of the top countries along with togo. Nigeria the whole region. Really and then. I took a trip there for six months and been in was one of the five countries. I visited excellent. And why should someone go to in. What i loved about. Being in was that it was authentic in terms of it hasn't yet been too americanized to westernize is still wear the traditional clothes. Drink their traditional tease ethan traditional food and it really felt like you were transported back to a time. They've kept their culture almost intact. And that's why you would want to go to benin versus another country that might be more westernized. There's something authentic inorganic about banana. That is so heartwarming. Banana is a small country. As i recall. It's actually a smaller country in africa. But it's the same size approximately the same size of ohio. Which always surprises
Chase Elliott Wins Rain-Shortened NASCAR Cup Debut in Austin
"Hitting your system Askar Cup series raced in the rain but that change Sunday at circuit of the Americas as the cars took to the truck and drove to someone showers before downpour forced the race to be called fourteen left early on lap fifty four with chase Elliott in the lead a win is a win a big win today for our team for Chevrolet for Hendrick motor sports as a whole Kelly it's a milestone win was his first of the season eight hundred for Chevrolet and the two hundred and sixty eight for Hendrick motorsports putting the team tied with Richard Petty motor sports for the most wins ever in NASCAR finishing second was Kyle Larson would join the Ghana rounding out the top three Jerry Jordan Austin Texas
Bowman denies Hamlin with swift late move at Richmond
"Alex Bowman overcame a pit road penalty for an uncontrolled tire to go on to take home the win at Richmond Raceway a first of the track for Hendrick motor sports since two thousand and eight back then seven time champion Jimmie Johnson put the forty eight in victory lane when Bowman was only fifteen years old Hammond said he never expected Bowman to drive away from him because you never saw him at the front of the field throughout the day join the Ghana would finish third while Christopher bell and Martin Truex junior would round out the top five respectively I'm Jerry Jordan
COVID-19 vaccine reaches world's far corners
"More than one. Hundred countries and economies have now received cave nineteen vaccines through the un partnered equitable corona virus. Busting scheme kovacs. The first delivery of life saving jobs arrived in ghana on the twenty fourth of february announcing the news on thursday the world health organization. Who said that more than thirty. Eight million doses of astrazeneca fire and serum institute of india have being transported globally. So far the aim is to deliver at least two billion doses of vaccines in two thousand and twenty one. In particular to developing countries. The development comes as who and other health regulators reaffirmed the overwhelming value of the astra zeneca or a covid nineteen vaccine amid ongoing concerns about clotting events among a very small number. You've had the job in statements on wednesday evening. Who's global advisory committee on vaccine safety. The european medicines agency and the uk's regulator or concluded that the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the very rare potential risks more than one hundred ninety million doses of the astros. Zenica vaccine have been administered today but only one hundred eighty. Two cases of clotting have been reported. Who said as it advised countries to continue to vaccinate with the as at vaccine not that it had saved millions of lives and prevented serious illness