35 Burst results for "International Development"

Who Will Be the Next UK Prime Minister

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:13 min | 7 months ago

Who Will Be the Next UK Prime Minister

"I do cover the United Kingdom prime minister. As you know, Boris Johnson has been forced to resign and announce his resignation. He's a caretaker prime minister. The 300 and 30 odd members of parliament who are conservatives will pick the next prime minister for 5 rounds. They've got 6. They started with 8. They dropped two off yesterday. They had another round of voting today. Dropped off in the lowest vote better than the lowest vote getter. Then they're left with two and those two people go to the 200,000. Here are the 6 finalists, penny, more daunt, they say it was penny more done. Well, you wouldn't know. You don't follow British politics. Her odds are four to 6. Those are very good odds. She is the clear favorite. A woman is rankings in recent leadership poll far out strut our public profile. The trade minister has consistently pulled is one of the top choices among Tory party members. In recent weeks, despite her relative lack of top level experience. Corelli and her 8th ministerial job, she was international development secretary for two years, and was made the first female defense secretary by Theresa May before mister Johnson replaced

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"international development" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

01:39 min | 7 months ago

"international development" Discussed on WTOP

"So stay with us for that. We're sitting at 89 in Silver Spring. It's 89 to fort belvoir, foggy bottom in northwest D.C., also checks in at 89. It is two 41, Ukraine will receive $1.7 billion in fresh aid from the U.S. government and the World Bank to pay healthcare workers. Many medical staffers have left the country some hospitals have shut down, others have been bombed. The U.S. agency for international development says the health workers who are still in Ukraine do their jobs under dire circumstances. Overall, the U.S. has sent more than $7 billion in aid to Ukraine since Russia invaded in late February. Meantime, double DT open national security correspondent JJ green on Skype tells us Russian missiles continue to hit residential areas in southern Ukraine. There was a missile strike in 12 people have been injured after a strike on two medical buildings and several residential buildings and this happened about 4 a.m. local time. This is more evidence that Russia seems to be committed to striking civilian targets as it has from the beginning of this war. And there's word Russian president Vladimir Putin plans to meet with the leaders of Iran and turkey next week and comes on the heels of a warning just yesterday from The White House that Iran could provide Moscow with weapons. Thousands of people lined the streets in Japan today to bid a final goodbye to assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe. His family funeral was held at a temple in Tokyo, Abe was gunned down last Friday during a campaign campaign speech he was Japan's longest serving prime minister, the suspect has still not been formally charged

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"international development" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:08 min | 9 months ago

"international development" Discussed on WTOP

"Today begin with the latest in Ukraine CBS News special report House speaker Nancy Pelosi pays a surprise visit to Kyiv We believe that we are visiting you to say thank you for your fight for freedom that we are based on your freedom and that your site is afraid for every time And so commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done President zelensky welcomed the visit Civilians still trying to leave Mario Paul but the administrator for the U.S. agency for international development says Russia's president is standing in their way Allowing people die of dehydration and starvation who could easily get in vehicles and depart the town posing no threat to the Russian Federation And yet he refuses to allow that Samantha Power appeared on CBS's face the nation CBS News special report I'm Linda Kenya It's 1133 Days of attacks on Transnistria the Russian backed breakaway territory in Moldova a raising concerns that fighting in Ukraine could cross over the border Former Pentagon official Mario mancuso tells WTO the territory is made up of a mix of ethnic Russians Ukrainians and moldovans So far no one has taken responsibility for explosions at the ministry of state security there last week on orthodox Easter Monday The transnistrians blamed the Ukrainians for the attack The Russians blame the Ukrainians for the attack The Ukrainians blamed the Russians for the attack the moldovans are trying to diffuse the situation by saying we don't know who did it And we think it's likely a faction within Transnistria That was former Pentagon official Mario mancuso Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is blasting Wall Street bankers for turning the market into what he calls a casino with rampant speculation The remarks come at the end of a tough month for investors and new fears over the economy Next week the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates hoping to cool inflation higher rates for credit cards mortgages and car loans will follow Former Federal Reserve board member James Wilcox believes the rate hikes are a necessary step The economy on average does better when we have a much lower more predictable almost negligible inflation rate But it's not all bad news Demand for workers is high nationwide Unemployment is down and wages are up Our consumers willing to spend money right now Yes they are willing to spend and in part because the job market is strong that report by CBS News correspondent Michael George Since January 6th almost 800 people from 50 states have been arrested in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. capitol The time may be running short for lawmakers investigating what happened and why CBS News congressional correspondent Scott McFarland explains CBS News has learned the committee has completed at least 935 interviews and collected more than 100,000 pages of documents.

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"international development" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

05:24 min | 10 months ago

"international development" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Agency for international development, which is our second biggest, but we also have commercial officers, agricultural officers, and even the animal and plant health inspectors overseas are members as well as Voice of America correspondents and technicians. So that's quite a family and you're the president of the organization that is, for lack of a better word, services like the union to make sure all of these hardworking people are treated properly. Correct and to promote the foreign service to our fellow Americans to the Congress to help them understand what we do why it matters and why we hope we'll have their support. On your website, I read that members of the foreign service famously are reticent about tweeting their own horns. Okay, Eric, this is your chance. Can you toot that horn a little bit because I was just so inspired by the work you do? What are you proud of? What do you guys accomplish? Well, I think there's a lot I personally am proud of. It's not always an easy career, like anything else. There are tough times. There are things that aren't very appealing or easy at times. But I think I'm proud that I think I've made a difference in helping individual Americans, one of the things we do is help Americans overseas who who need our help, whether they're in an accident or under arrest or just about any other situation, we play that role first and foremost, it's the most important thing we do. And we do that for Americans living overseas as well as Americans who are traveling for tourism or business or anything else. But I'm also proud that I help to take part in some really important moments in our history and the world's history, including the end of the Cold War of Soviet communism and the efforts to build a better world after that. Right now, as you can see, is everyone can see some of those hopes are not being fulfilled right now, but still I think ending the nuclear standoff between the U.S. and the Soviet Union is something that I was very proud to play a part in. Now Eric, of course, I want to focus on the value from a diplomacy point of view and helping manage the complicated things in our world affairs so we don't have needless wars, but you opened up by saying it was a traveler's service also and I suppose travelers can misunderstand that and come to you if they have some silly little problem that really is not your concern..

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The Most Convincing, Rational Case AGAINST Intervention in Ukraine

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:59 min | 11 months ago

The Most Convincing, Rational Case AGAINST Intervention in Ukraine

"So the same government who let all the 9 11 terrorists in. Did nothing to prevent the 2008 financial crisis, messed up our response to Hurricane Katrina. They can't build an ObamaCare website. They gave billions of dollars attacks benefits to dead people. They spent billions of dollars of checks to the social security administration to dead people. They wrongly locked down our country, they pushed a faulty vaccine on our population, they droned a random family in Afghanistan, they lied about the invasion of Iraq, these are the people that are now saying they're going to bring resolution to what's happening in Ukraine. The very same people that screwed up the Afghanistan withdrawal are now saying that everything's going to be perfect in Ukraine. If you guys loved what happened in Afghanistan, you guys are going to be thrilled with what happened is going to happen in Ukraine. Same sort of people. We gave $85 billion of weapons to the Taliban. When we give money to foreign countries, we can't track that money. Quote, the $13.6 billion emergency package for Ukraine includes money for humanitarian aid defense assistance and economic support for the region. Lawmakers more than doubled the amount of money in the package over the past several weeks as the severity of the fighting and the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine grew. The money is divided between what lawmakers term lethal and humanitarian aid. The humanitarian section includes $4 billion for displaced people within Ukraine. And the estimated 2 million people who have fled the country since the war began two weeks ago. More than $2.5 billion will go to the U.S. agency of international development for food and healthcare support. Another $1.4 billion is intended for migration and refugee assistance. The defense or lethal aid section is $3 billion to support U.S. Military's European command aid to quote use for operation mission support, deployment of personnel to the region and intelligence support. Another $650 million will go to grants or aids or loans to the Department of Defense. So if you guys love Mark milley, he just got a lot more powerful. The Mark milley who's teaching CRT, who said that white terrorism is the biggest threat to America. That's who gets more powerful when you want to get involved

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"international development" Discussed on Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

05:02 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

"This is just sort of how you use this software. And so I forked over my 200 bucks or whatever. Oh no, it wasn't even that. It was 49, like 49 9. It was affordable because I was poor, so thank you for making cheap software. That was an excerpt from Kevin's conversation with Anders hellsberg. Computer scientists and tech follow-up Microsoft and that was episode one of behind the tech from 2018. Gosh, that seems like a lifetime ago, doesn't it? It does indeed. And on that note, let's jump to one of this year's guests, doctor David baker. David is a biochemist and computational biologist who has pioneered methods to predict and design three dimensional structures of proteins. That's right. Doctor baker is the director of the institute for protein design and a Professor of biochemistry at the University of Washington. And we spoke with him in the spring of 2021 and since then, his lab has partnered with the U.S. agency for international development on a $125 million project to detect emerging viruses. Here's an excerpt from.

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 White House: 92% of fed workers under mandate are vaccinated

AP News Radio

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

White House: 92% of fed workers under mandate are vaccinated

"The White House says most federal workers are vaccinated one day after the deadline to get vaccinated the Biden administrations vaccine mandate for millions of federal workers seems to be working the White House says ninety two percent of the three and a half million federal workers covered by the mandate reported to the government that they are at least partially vaccinated according to data provided by the White House the highest number of partial vaccinations by the deadline was the agency for international development followed closely by the department of health and Human Services the government organization with the least number of partially vaccinated employees the

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"international development" Discussed on THIS IS DEMOCRACY

THIS IS DEMOCRACY

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on THIS IS DEMOCRACY

"Th the the. The president of agra was before that a president of agra since two thousand fourteen but before that she was the secretary of agriculture. In rwanda from two thousand eight two thousand fourteen i i mentioned this because Positive her credentials for heading up. This summit is that under her tenure. You saw a huge increase in the amount of coal and that was produced. May's output from twenty six thousand six hundred nineteen Increased fourfold and rice harvest doubled and that kind of success story coming from africa was part of the reason. Why the secretary general appointed but unfortunately Agra this alliance for a green revolution in africa is driven. Hasn't had mixed results and even in rwanda. While the amount of food has gone up hunger has chronic. Hunger is increased by forty percent over the same period and so has the number of people who are undernourished. Now what this means is that we need to very closely. At what agra is and how it operates was set up by the bill and melinda gates. Foundation the rockefeller foundation in two thousand six. The goal there was to Bring better agricultural practices to thirty million of people across thirteen countries in sub saharan africa and A billion dollars later a lot of those dollars coming from the bill and melinda gates foundation but also from the states agency for international development and other countries The results have been fairly grim So again just this little cliff notes version here and this is comes from x. research by academics like t. tim wise at tufts university. But what we've seen is that. In the countries where agra operates there's been a thirty percent increase in the number of people who are suffering hunger and the agricultural productivity is kind of the same as it was before agra began But what agra is is a way of locking in a certain kind of way of doing agriculture where you increase productivity and hope that the money that generates for certain kinds of commas trickles down to end hunger and we've seen from agra's owned data at fails on its own terms you said Raj that this summit is taking place on the initiative of the un secretary general. Could you also talk about the role of the world economic forum how that's informed the content of the summit and who participates. Well certainly the ideas that you'll see floating around and the kinds of language that you see floating around The the summit abera striking resemblance to the sorts of ideas that come from the world. Economic forum's sustainability roundtables and corporate driven missions to try. And do something about hunger. And i i i think that When we hear a little bit. More about multi stakeholder ism from from chamonix allen india We'll we'll really be able to get under the hood of this but the idea here is that corporations fully understand that if we ought to have zero hunger their bottom lines against be targeted You know many of the world's largest food corporations Recognize already the they are producing food. That he's not making the world healthy A leaked report leaked in the financial times. Either on this year showed a i believe was sixty percents of nestle's food failed to meet even the very basic definition of of healthy Output and i think ninety eight percents of nestle's noncoffee beverages. Water beverages are considered unhealthy corporations. You know that the number is up and when they understand that There are going to be regulated in that profits are going to be hit. Because how else are they going to a guy to be able to end hunger among the poorest but by paying them more which means corporations will be earning less profit they want to be on the inside of this regulation game and they want to control the terms on which policy is set and so you've got organizations within the the the sort of un food system summit in some of the pre-summit meetings who represent industry There was a greenpeace reported yesterday. That the international meet secretary at for example in the national poultry council were part of the stakeholders who around the table talking about livestock in sustainability. And the you know the council was saying the only way for us to have a really sustainable future is to have more meat. Production in the global north because if it goes to the global south that will be poorly regulated which is a spectacularly disingenuous argument to be making But of course you know the they they can make this argument. Uninformed by the science of sustainability that says that industrial meat production is one of the drivers of climate change and we've seen in the united states industrial meat production was One of the industries that put people particularly low income communities and People of color in the front lines of covert because of the you know the opening of slaughterhouses in the in the pandemic this powerful industry is largely immune to the best practices that we see emerging from the scientific community and the consensus we see emerging from the scientific community around climate change around poverty But they're there at this summit because they considered stakeholders and that idea of having all the stakeholders around the table together Is something that characterizes this summit. That's why you'll hear from the summit that you. We invited everyone to come in those. You know those those movements outside. We invited them in that. They chose not to be here. But you know the philosophy of multistakeholder and that was transported from the world economic boom to this summit Is that you have everyone around the table. Murderers and victims And they try and reach reach a consensus and of course. That's not how we're going to end hunger. And that's that's one of the reasons. Why so many organizations are on the outside of the summit protesting it's process and trying to moderate The the more dangerous effects of its outcomes talking to raj patel research professor at university of texas austin. his piece and scientific american is headlined. Agroecology is the solution to world hunger. Next up Will be continuing with the raj and go to ethiopia and india as well as we talk about hunger.

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"international development" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Th the the. The president of agra was before that a president of agra since two thousand fourteen of before that she was the secretary of agriculture. In rwanda from two thousand eight two thousand fourteen i i mentioned this because Positive her credentials for heading up. This summit is that under her tenure. You saw a huge increase in the amount of coal and that was produced. May's output from twenty six thousand six hundred nineteen Increased fourfold and rice harvest doubled and that kind of success story coming from africa was part of the reason. Why the secretary general appointed but unfortunately Agra this alliance for a green revolution in africa is driven. I mean hasn't had mixed results and even in rwanda while the amount of food has gone up. Hunger has chronic. Hunger is increased by forty percent over the same period and so has the number of people who are undernourished. Now what this means is that we need to very closely. At what agra is and how it operates was set up by the bill and melinda gates foundation the rockefeller foundation in two thousand six. The goal there was to bring better agricultural practices to thirty million of people across thirteen countries in sub saharan africa and You know a billion dollars. Later a lot of those dollars coming from the bill and melinda gates foundation but also from the states agency for international development and other countries The results have been fairly grim So again just this little cliff notes version here and this is comes from x. research by academics like t. tim wise at tufts university. But what we've seen is that. In the countries where agra operates there's been a thirty percent increase in the number of people who are suffering hunger and the agricultural productivity kind of the same as it was before agra began But what agra is is a way of locking in a certain kind of way of doing agriculture where you increase productivity and hope that the money that generates for certain kinds of commas trickles down to end hunger and we've seen from agra's owned data at fails on its own terms you said Raj that this summit is taking place on the initiative of the un secretary general. Could you also talk about the role of the world economic forum how that's informed the content of the summit and who participates. Well certainly the ideas that you'll see floating around and the kinds of language that you see floating around The the summit abera striking resemblance to the sorts of ideas that come from the world. Economic forum's sustainability roundtables and corporate driven missions to try. And do something about hunger. And i i i think that When we hear a little bit. More about multi stakeholder ism from from chamonix l. in india We'll we'll really be able to get under the hood of this but the idea here is that corporations fully understand that if we ought to have zero hunger their bottom lines against be targeted You know many of the world's largest food corporations Recognize already the they are producing food. That he's not making the world healthy A leaked report leaked in the financial times. Either on this year showed a. I believe it. Sixty percents of nestle's food failed to meet even the very basic definition of of healthy Output and i think ninety eight percents of nestle's noncoffee beverages. Water beverages are considered unhealthy corporations. You know that the number is up and when they understand that There are going to be regulated in that profits are going to be hit. Because how else are they going to a guy to be able to end hunger among the poorest but by paying them more which means corporations will be earning less profit they want to be on the inside of this regulation game and they want to control the terms on which policy is set and so you've got organizations within the the the sort of un food system summit in some of the pre-summit meetings who represent industry There was a greenpeace reported yesterday. That the international meet secretary at for example in the national poultry council were part of the stakeholders who around the table talking about livestock and sustainability. And the you know the council was saying the only way for us to have a really sustainable future is to have more meat. Production in the global north because if it goes to the global south that will be poorly regulated which is a spectacularly disingenuous argument to be making but of course the y- they can make this argument uninformed by the science of sustainability that says that industrial meat production is one of the drivers of climate change and we've seen in the united states industrial meat production was One of the industries that put people particularly low income communities and People of color in the front lines of covert because of the you know the opening of slaughterhouses in the in the pandemic this powerful industry is largely immune to the best practices that we see emerging from the scientific community and the consensus we see emerging from the scientific community around climate change around poverty But they're there at this summit because they considered stakeholders and that idea of having all the stakeholders around the table together Is something that characterizes this summit. That's why you'll hear from the summit that you. We invited everyone to come in those. You know those those movements outside. We invited them in that. They chose not to be here. But you know the philosophy of multi and that was transported from the world economic boom to this summit Is that you have everyone around the table. Murderers and victims And they try and reach reach a consensus and of course. That's not how we're going to end hunger. And that's that's one of the reasons. Why so many organizations are on the outside of the summit protesting it's process and trying to moderate The more dangerous effects of its outcomes talking to raj patel research professor at university of texas austin. his piece and scientific american is headlined. Agroecology is the solution to world hunger. Next up Will be continuing with the raj and go to ethiopia and india as well as we talk about hunger.

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"international development" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Th the the. The president of agra was before that a president of agra since two thousand fourteen of before that she was the secretary of agriculture. In rwanda from two thousand eight two thousand fourteen i i mentioned this because Positive her credentials for heading up. This summit is that under her tenure. You saw a huge increase in the amount of coal and that was produced. May's output from twenty six thousand six hundred nineteen Increased fourfold and rice harvest doubled and that kind of success story coming from africa was part of the reason. Why the secretary general appointed but unfortunately Agra this alliance for a green revolution in africa is driven. I mean hasn't had mixed results and even in rwanda while the amount of food has gone up. Hunger has chronic. Hunger is increased by forty percent over the same period and so has the number of people who are undernourished. Now what this means is that we need to very closely. At what agra is and how it operates was set up by the bill and melinda gates foundation the rockefeller foundation in two thousand six. The goal there was to Bring better agricultural practices to thirty million of people across thirteen countries in sub saharan africa and A billion dollars later a lot of those dollars coming from the bill and melinda gates foundation but also from the states agency for international development and other countries The results have been fairly grim So again just this little cliff notes version here and this is comes from x. research by academics like t. tim wise at tufts university. But what we've seen is that. In the countries where agra operates there's been a thirty percent increase in the number of people who are suffering hunger and the agricultural productivity is kind of the same as it was before agra began But what agra is is a way of locking in a certain kind of way of doing agriculture where you increase productivity and hope that the money that generates for certain kinds of commas trickles down to end hunger and we've seen from agra's owned data at fails on its own terms you said Raj that this summit is taking place on the initiative of the un secretary general. Could you also talk about the role of the world economic forum how that's informed the content of the summit and who participates. Well certainly the ideas that you'll see floating around and the kinds of language that you see floating around The the summit abera striking resemblance to the sorts of ideas that come from the world. Economic forum's sustainability roundtables and corporate driven missions to try. And do something about hunger. And i i i think that When we hear a little bit. More about multi stakeholder ism from from chamonix l. in india We'll we'll really be able to get under the hood of this but the idea here is that corporations fully understand that if we ought to have zero hunger their bottom lines against be targeted You know many of the world's largest food corporations Recognize already the they are producing food. That he's not making the world healthy A leaked report leaked in the financial times. Either on this year showed a. I believe it. Sixty percents of nestle's food failed to meet even the very basic definition of of healthy Output and i think ninety eight percents of nestle's noncoffee beverages. Water beverages are considered unhealthy corporations. You know that the number is up and when they understand that There are going to be regulated in that profits are going to be hit. Because how else are they going to a guy to be able to end hunger among the poorest but by paying them more which means corporations will be earning less profit they want to be on the inside of this regulation game and they want to control the terms on which policy is set and so you've got organizations within the the the sort of un food system summit in some of the pre-summit meetings who represent industry There was a greenpeace reported yesterday. That the international meet secretary at for example in the national poultry council were part of the stakeholders who around the table talking about livestock in sustainability. And the you know the council was saying the only way for us to have a really sustainable future is to have more meat. Production in the global north because if it goes to the global south that will be poorly regulated which is a spectacularly ingenuous argument to be making But of course you know the they they can make this argument. Uninformed by the science of sustainability that says that industrial meat production is one of the drivers of climate change and we've seen in the united states industrial meat production was One of the industries that put people particularly low income communities and People of color in the front lines of covert because of the you know the opening of slaughterhouses in the in the pandemic this powerful industry is largely immune to the best practices that we see emerging from the scientific community and the consensus we see emerging from the scientific community around climate change around poverty But they're there at this summit because they considered stakeholders and that idea of having all the stakeholders around the table together. is something that characterizes this summit. Why you'll hear from the summit that you. We invited everyone to come in those. You know those those movements outside. We invited them in that. They chose not to be here. But you know the philosophy of multistakeholder and that was transported from the world economic boom to this summit Is that you have everyone around the table. Murderers and victims And they try and reach reach a consensus and of course. That's not how we're going to end hunger. And that's that's one of the reasons. Why so many organizations are on the outside of the summit protesting it's process and trying to moderate The more dangerous effects of its outcomes talking to raj patel research professor at university of texas austin. his piece and scientific american is headlined. Agroecology is the solution to world hunger. Next up Will be continuing with the raj and go to ethiopia and india as well as we talk about hunger.

agra rwanda melinda gates foundation africa sub saharan bill and melinda gates foundat states agency for internationa tim wise rockefeller foundation nestle Agra tufts university un national poultry council Raj chamonix
"international development" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

Democracy Now! Audio

06:37 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on Democracy Now! Audio

"Th the the. The president of agra was before that a president of agra since two thousand fourteen but before that she was the secretary of agriculture. In rwanda from two thousand eight two thousand fourteen i i mentioned this because Positive her credentials for heading up. This summit is that under her tenure. You saw a huge increase in the amount of coal and that was produced. May's output from twenty six thousand six hundred nineteen increased fourfold and rice harvest doubled and that kind of success story coming from africa was part of the reason. Why the secretary general appointed but unfortunately Agra this alliance for a green revolution in africa is driven. I mean hasn't had mixed results and even in rwanda while the amount of food has gone up. Hunger has chronic. Hunger is increased by forty percent over the same period and so has the number of people who are undernourished. Now what this means is that we need to very closely. At what agra is and how it operates was set up by the bill and melinda gates foundation the rockefeller foundation in two thousand six. The goal there was to Bring better agricultural practices to thirty million of people across thirteen countries in sub saharan africa and A billion dollars later a lot of those dollars coming from the bill and melinda gates foundation but also from the states agency for international development and other countries The results have been fairly grim So again just this little cliff notes version here and this is comes from x. research by academics like t. tim wise at tufts university. But what we've seen is that. In the countries where agra operates there's been a thirty percent increase in the number of people who are suffering hunger and the agricultural productivity kind of the same as it was before agra began But what agra is is a way of locking in a certain kind of way of doing agriculture where you increase productivity and hope that the money that generates for certain kinds of commas trickles down to end hunger and we've seen from agra's owned data at fails on its own terms you said Raj that this summit is taking place on the initiative of the un secretary general. Could you also talk about the role of the world economic forum how that's informed the content of the summit and who participates. Well certainly the ideas that you'll see floating around and the kinds of language that you see floating around The the summit abera striking resemblance to the sorts of ideas that come from the world. Economic forum's sustainability roundtables and corporate driven missions to try. And do something about hunger. And i i i think that When we hear a little bit. More about multi stakeholder ism from from chamonix in india We'll we'll really be able to get under the hood of this but the idea here is that corporations fully understand that if we ought to have zero hunger their bottom lines against be targeted You know many of the world's largest food corporations Recognize already the they are producing food. That he's not making the world healthy A leaked report leaked in the financial times. Either on this year showed a i believe was sixty percents of nestle's food failed to meet even the very basic definition of of healthy Output and i think ninety eight percents of nestle's noncoffee beverages. Water beverages are considered unhealthy corporations. You know that the number is up and when they understand that There are going to be regulated in that profits are going to be hit. Because how else are they going to a guy to be able to end hunger among the poorest but by paying them more which means corporations will be earning less profit they want to be on the inside of this regulation game and they want to control the terms on which policy is set and so you've got organizations within the the the sort of un food system summit in some of the pre-summit meetings who represent industry There was a a greenpeace reported yesterday. That the international meet secretary at for example in the national poultry council were part of the stakeholders who around the table talking about livestock in sustainability. And the you know the council was saying the only way for us to have a really sustainable future is to have more meat. Production in the global north because if it goes to the global south that will be poorly regulated which is a spectacularly ingenuous argument to be making But of course you know the they they can make this argument. Uninformed by the science of sustainability that says that industrial meat production is one of the drivers of climate change and we've seen in the united states industrial meat production was One of the industries that put people particularly low income communities and People of color in the front lines of covert because of the you know the opening of slaughterhouses in the in the pandemic this powerful industry is largely immune to the best practices that we see emerging from the scientific community and the consensus we see emerging from the scientific community around climate change around poverty But they're there at this summit because they considered stakeholders and that idea of having all the stakeholders around the table together Is something that characterizes this summit. That's why you'll hear from the summit that you. We invited everyone to come in those. You know those those movements outside. We invited them in that. They chose not to be here. But you know the philosophy of multistakeholder and that was transported from the world economic forum to this summit Is that you have everyone around the table. Murderers and victims And they try and reach reach a consensus and of course. That's not how we're going to end hunger. And that's that's one of the reasons. Why so many organizations are on the outside of the summit protesting it's process and trying to moderate The more dangerous effects of its outcomes talking to raj patel research professor at university of texas austin. his piece and scientific american is headlined. Agroecology is the solution to world hunger. Next up Will be continuing with the raj and go to ethiopia and india as well as we talk about hunger.

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"international development" Discussed on Consider This from NPR

Consider This from NPR

01:44 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on Consider This from NPR

"Samantha power administrator for the us agency for international development in the meantime to grind rebels there on the offensive and expanding their territory and prime minister. Abiotic off the is calling on the civilians of ethiopia to join the war. An official statement posted to twitter on tuesdays says now is quote the right time for all capable ethiopians who are of age to join the defense forces special forces and militias to show your patriotism. You're listening to consider this from npr. I'm audie cornish. And i'm to make smith with wmu. The us attorney's office has dropped all charges against a twenty three year old man who was arrested on sunday in anacostia video shot by a bystander showed a dc police officer punching the man repeatedly in the face while two other officers are restraining. Him dc police chief. Robert conti had strong words during a press conference about the incident. We absolutely need the illegal firearms off the street. But that is not the way that you do it. It's not a way that i'm accepting is not. It's not the that we train. That's not all tactic. It's now policy the three officers involved in the arrest or suspended and the mp referred the case to the us attorney for the district for possible criminal prosecution. The us attorney's office said in a statement are examining the actions of the officers. The officer involved in the incident was placed on administrative leave while the other two have been removed from working with the public. It's considered this from.

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"international development" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

The Breakdown with NLW

04:42 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on The Breakdown with NLW

"The house financial services committee is also holding a related hearing this one called the promises and perils of central bank digital currencies. This one is being held by the subcommittee on national security international development and monetary policy which earlier this year held a hearing on how crypto might be used in terrorist financing still. It's the third hearing that is definitely the main event for those of us. In the crypto industry it's being held by the senate committee on banking housing and urban affairs and is called cryptocurrencies. What are they good for. The three witnesses invited to give testimony at this one. We're angela walsh a saint. Mary's university school of law professor and frequent crypto critic. But who. I should point out. Hasn't made her entire career. Onto sitting on the crypto industry or repeating any random fund. That happens to come her way. Just for the sake of some cheap engagement in other words. She often has critical opinions. But from what i've seen they're usually presented in good faith other guests included. Jerry brito who's the executive director of coin center and marta belcher. Who's the foundation chair for file coin. Which many noted was kind of a weird edition. It's not martis fault but anytime you have someone who represents one specific coin inevitably. There's going to be some bias towards what that protocol or coin does but either way let's talk about what went down some of the key themes intermediaries. There was a lot of discussion about whether minors. For example where financial intermediaries in these questions are super important as it relates to regulatory obligation if miners node operators are designated as financial intermediaries for their role in confirming transactions. It could create an absolute mess. My belief is obviously the these actors represent a fundamentally different type of relationship then intermediaries and centralized financial systems and jerry britos on that same page as well..

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"international development" Discussed on Front Burner

Front Burner

05:34 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on Front Burner

"On the note of of the sanctions president biden during his campaign. Promise to lift them by trump limited family. I understand the and of course he was vice president. When barack obama normalize relations with cuba but biden still hasn't reversed trump's policies. And so what do we know about why that is. I think the main reason why the vitamins station has acted is that over. Sixty percent cuban americans in south florida voted for trump and biden administration is very very scared of losing. Florida lost florida in the last presidential elections. And it's very very scared to do anything that upsets them and so we're seeing that biden is not acting on cuba and circle factor. He's keeping those trump policies in place. There's been this campaign called. Sos kibo largely led by artists inside and outside cuba calling on the government open a humanitarian corridor to let eight in. And how has the government responded to this. The cuban government is saying that this hashtag sos cuba thing is largely a regime change operation on so they point to how similar sos campaigns have happened in countries like venezuela and so they see this very much as part of the u. s. playbook the united states every year as approximately twenty million dollars on democracy promotion. On what the cuban government understands his regime change and so some of that money makes it to invest outside. That have been involved in operations like this. It's worth pointing out the back. In two thousand fourteen associated press revealed that a usa id the us agency for international development had Funded and overseen an operation to create a cuban twitter could zones in air hummingbird as it's translated the idea that documents was to mobilize smart. Moths said the idea was to increase connectivity to cuba to have people be able to connect onto stop creating a social media it would focus might vastly on sports and celebrities and then after they reached a significant number of people tilt and pivot towards anti-regime content production so the keeping government is very very Aware that there's historical Tens of millions of dollars based on having said not many artists on the island and abroad on have signed up to the sos. Hashtag given response is simply this if you care about humanitarian situation in cuba the first thing to do is remove the about how are the cubans responding to the government will not do do people in the country. A humanitarian corridor. Like this to happen. Even just for short term relief the majority of cubans are aware that the us actions on key. Ritchie's the living standards. Having said that i will send a fair amount of ones that are in favor of humanitarian aid. But when talking about that talking about the nation's saving the us governmental people around the world to the up to then in order to increase links status does not apply here humanitarian international military intervention of the salt. We still floated by the mayor of miami. And this week who said that. Is that an option likely. Seen example tinton He was talking option. That should be quite on the table as not a military intervention and look. I know you mentioned there was Were were pro government rallies over the weekend but you know with this level of discontent and this level of economic crisis. Where where do you think the cuban government goes from here. What would you expect They'll be trying to do in in the coming days and weeks here. what i think. The government is between a rock and a hard place because the proxima course. Police protests is the economic crisis and then in a position to alleviate that target cases arising tourism is not coming back to the sign and anytime soon on the biden administration hasn't softened the embargo actual is on the ship looking at the way things playing out in the us the media implicitly. We'll be under pressure to not soften anytime soon. And if if that remains the case keeping government will not have the hard currency that needs to be able to employ more food and medicine let alone more petrol.

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The Humanitarian and Environmental Case for Bitcoin

Bitcoin Audible

01:49 min | 1 year ago

The Humanitarian and Environmental Case for Bitcoin

"The humanitarian and environmental case for bitcoin. By alex glad stein can bitcoin reduce aid corruption. Help end dependency and bootstrap renewable energy for emerging markets. Bitcoin is typically thought of as an investment and a strictly financial innovation. But what if some of its greatest impact over time ends up being in the humanitarian and environmental spaces. This essay will explore some of the major challenges in the realm of international development and will argue that donors should be looking at bitcoin. Payments and mining as tools to reduce corruption diminish dependency and help renewable energy overcome adoption obstacles worldwide in his searing twenty. Ten s. A quote alms dealers. Philip gurvich tells the history of aid. The industry he wrote was largely born in nineteen sixty eight from western compassion triggered by the televised starvation of children in nigeria's breakaway biafra province. The impulse to help those less fortunate in the world around us has become a vast two hundred billion dollar foreign aid industry. The twenty two wealthiest governments provide approximately sixty percent of that sum with private ngos companies and foundations funding. The rest around a third of government foreign aid is classified as development assistance. A third as humanitarian relief and a third is military or security support in total over the past six decades more than four trillion. Dollars of aid has been sent. from rich countries. To poor countries

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Russian Hackers Are Using  4 New Malware Families

Cyber Security Headlines

02:05 min | 1 year ago

Russian Hackers Are Using 4 New Malware Families

"Do new attacks allow alteration of certified. Pdf documents researchers from ruhr university. Bocom have disclosed to new attack techniques dubbed evil annotation and sneaky signature on certified. Pdf documents that could potentially allow attackers to modify visible content without invalidating their digital signature. The attacks leverage the flexibility of pdf certification that allows signing or adding annotations to certify documents under different permission levels. The experts presented the results of the study at the forty. Second i tre. Police imposed him on security and privacy. Us says agencies fended off latest russian hack involving four new malware families. The white house says it believes us. Government agencies largely fended off the latest cyber espionage onslaught blamed on russian intelligence operatives. Ap t twenty nine also known as belgium saying that. The spearfishing campaigns should not further damage relations with moscow ahead of next month's planned presidential summit in this case the group gained access to an email marketing account of the us agency for international development us aid and targeted about three thousand email accounts at more than one hundred and fifty different organizations microsoft states. That four new malware families were used in the attack and html attachment need envy scout a download known as boombox a loader known as of zone and a shell code download or and launcher named vivere. Reach new epsilon. Red ransomware hunts microsoft exchange servers incident responders at cybersecurity companies. So i discovered the new epsilon red ransomware over the past week while investigating an attack at a us company in the hospitality sector. The researchers found that the threat actor breached the enterprise network by exploiting unpacked vulnerabilities in on premise microsoft exchange servers andrew. Brandt principal researcher at sophos says that the attackers may have leveraged the proxy log onset of unr- abilities to reach machines on the network

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Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Launched New Global Attack

All Things Considered

02:07 min | 1 year ago

Microsoft Says Russian Hackers Launched New Global Attack

"Russian hack of the U. S government by a group that may have already broken into government systems, which Raises the question. Why does this keep happening? Earlier today, Microsoft announced that hackers linked to Russian intelligence infiltrated an email account at the U. S Agency for International Development or U S. A. I. D Hackers then use that account to target as many as 150, other government development and human rights organizations globally. Chris Painter is president of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise and joins us now welcome. Maybe her So Microsoft Cyber Security officials attributing this attack to a Russian based group called Nobel Liam and says that they've also seen some overlap with another Russian group called Cozy Bear, which was behind the solar winds attack last year. I mean, how do experts determine who's responsible? Well, they look at a range of things, and I think Microsoft looked at what the tactics and procedures of this group did followed. Some of the electronic evidence also looked at motives. And we certainly have seen Askew mentioned no shortage of Russian government sponsored malicious activity online. And this is just the latest chapter of that, right. OK, So what was the key weakness that these hackers exploited in this case like like? Was it a pretty sophisticated breach? Well, unlike the solar winds attack an intrusion that was very sophisticated, not really seen before. This one is really old school. It seems to be the same actors. The cozy bear actors as they're called. Bear because it's Russia, and they've been involved in election interference activity, so it went activity. But here they basically used what's called fishing. Which is this simply sending out false emails pretending to be from in this case, US the idea Government agency. Two people. People think those emails or trusted because they look like they're from that agency. They click on them. They click on a little length that talks about something that's in that email In this case, it was reported about election interference. And that downloads some malicious code. Some malware as they called it

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Russia Appears to Carry out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency

NBC Nightly News

01:38 min | 1 year ago

Russia Appears to Carry out Hack Through System Used by U.S. Aid Agency

"A high stakes summit between president biden and russian president vladimir putin just weeks away in urgent new crisis at the forefront. Another hacking against the us government. Being blamed on. Russia are pete. Williams has the latest on the investigation. The latest attack at the state department's agency for international development. Usa id which distributes america's foreign aid the hackers inserted malheur that sent what appeared to be genuine usaid emails to more than one hundred fifty recipients including human rights groups and other organizations that have been critical of russia's president vladimir putin in a blog post microsoft says the attack came from a threat actor called no bellingham originating from russia the same group behind the huge solar wind attack that targeted the department of homeland security energy commerce defense treasury and state and thousands of america's businesses the. Us government has said no belgium's hacking is the work of russia's foreign intelligence service. This time microsoft says it systems blocked most of the militias emails and mark them as spam but the russian attack comes less than three weeks before president biden is scheduled to meet putin in geneva. We need clear. Rules of nation state conduct in cyberspace and then clearly stated consequences for violations of those rules. Last month biden imposed modest sanctions on russia for the solar winds attack but said he was prepared to take further action. If the hacking didn't stop security experts say this latest attack was intended to gather intelligence on putin's opponents but it was still going on within the past few days suggesting. us sanctions haven't made much difference.

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"international development" Discussed on AP News

AP News

02:55 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on AP News

"60 votes were needed in the Senate today to continue debate on creation of a commission to look into the January capital riot, the Yays or 54. The nays are 35 3/5 of the senators, duly trolls chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative. The motion is not agreed to shame on the Republican Party majority leader, Chuck Schumer says Republicans are trying to sweep the horrors of the deadly riot under the rug. This vote Made it. Official. Donald Trump's big Lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party. Trump's big lie is now the defining principle. Was once the party of Lincoln, six Republicans voted with Democrats to move forward 11 senators missed the rare Friday vote. President Biden went to a rock climbing business near Washington and Alexandria, Virginia, he says, with more people getting vaccinated, people are getting their lives back. We've gone from pain. And stagnation. Long, dark winner to an economy on the move growing faster than it has in nearly 40 years. The president says. The country is coming back, but it's a different story in Washington, the American people Are more ready to come together. I believe then the Congress and the elected officials are. It's a different story in Japan, the Olympics or less than two months away, but a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas is being extended for 20 more days. Malaysia's prime minister announced a near total coronavirus lockdown in the country for the next two weeks. Vice President Kamila Harris focused on the challenges of the pandemic, climate change and cybersecurity threats. During her keynote speech to graduates at the Naval Academy in Maryland, a wildfire destroyed at least a dozen homes in a remote Arizona mining town. Crews are managing to stop the fire's advance dropping water and fire retardant. The area is about 100 miles from Phoenix. This is AP News Following cyber security problems with a major pipeline hackers have struck again. Microsoft Vice President Tom Burt says. State backed Russian cyber spies behind the solar winds Hacking campaign used an email marketing account for the U. S Agency for International Development to launch a cyber assault on U. S and foreign government agencies and think takes this week in a block post. Burt said the effort targeted more than 150, different organizations. At least a quarter of them involved in international development, humanitarian or human rights work. The hackers gained access to the USA Ideas account it constant contact and email marketing service and the authentic looking emails dated May 25th contained malware constant contact, called it an isolated incident while a U. S. A. I D spokeswoman said that a forensic investigation was underway. Jennifer King Washington Monument in downtown Boston honoring a fame civil war unit of black soldiers is being fully unveiled to the public following a $3 million restoration. Ed Donahue. AP News.

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"international development" Discussed on AP News

AP News

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on AP News

"If you don't know the backbone of the star money out of these one Macy's out to places and verify Lucky to see an African six units. 80 news. I'm Ed Donahue. 60 votes were needed in the Senate today to continue debate on creation of a commission to look into the January capital riot, the Yays or 54. The nays are 35 3/5 of the senators, duly trolls chosen and sworn not having voted in the affirmative. Motion is not agreed to shame on the Republican Party majority leader Chuck Schumer says Republicans are trying to sweep the horrors of the deadly riot under the rug. This vote has made it official Donald Trump's big Lie has now fully enveloped the Republican Party. Trump's big lie is now the defining principle. Was once the party of Lincoln, six Republicans voted with Democrats to move forward 11 senators missed the rare Friday vote. President Biden went to a rock climbing business near Washington and Alexandria, Virginia, he says, with more people getting vaccinated, people are getting their lives back. We've gone from pain. And stagnation. Long, dark winner to an economy on the move growing faster than it has in nearly 40 years. The president says. The country is coming back, but it's a different story in Washington, the American people Are more ready to come together. I believe then the Congress and the elected officials are. It's a different story in Japan, the Olympics or less than two months away, but a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and other areas is being extended for 20 more days. Malaysia's prime minister announced a near total coronavirus lockdown in the country for the next two weeks. Vice President Kamila Harris focused on the challenges of the pandemic, climate change and cybersecurity threats. During her keynote speech to graduates at the Naval Academy in Maryland, a wildfire destroyed at least a dozen homes in a remote Arizona mining town. Crews are managing to stop the fire's advance dropping water and fire retardant. The area is about 100 miles from Phoenix. This is AP News Following cyber security problems with a major pipeline hackers have struck again. Microsoft Vice President Tom Burt says. State backed Russian cyber spies behind the solar winds Hacking campaign used an email marketing account for the U. S Agency for International Development to launch a cyber assault on U. S and foreign government agencies and think takes this week in a block post. Burt said the effort targeted more than 150, different organizations. At least a quarter of them involved in international development, humanitarian or human rights work. The hackers gained access to the USA Ideas account of constant contact and email marketing service and the authentic looking emails dated May 25th contained malware constant contact, called it an isolated incident while a U. S. A. I D spokeswoman said that a forensic investigation was underway. Jennifer King Washington Monument in downtown Boston honoring a fame civil war unit of black soldiers is being fully unveiled to the public following a $3 million restoration. Ed Donahue. AP News 80.

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SolarWinds Back in the Headlines

Techmeme Ride Home

02:05 min | 1 year ago

SolarWinds Back in the Headlines

"Microsoft reporting that the solar winds hackers are back and they've hacked e mail systems used by the state department's international aid agency in order to attack human rights groups and other organizations critical of russia's president vladimir putin remember. We don't know how long the solar winds hackers were in the various systems. They penetrated last year. And we don't know what sort of booby traps and heidi holes. They installed for themselves for later use. Perhaps this is that coming home to roost quoting the new york times. Hackers linked to russia's main intelligence agency surreptitiously seized an e mail system used by the state department's international agency to bro into the computer networks of human rights groups and other organizations of the sort that have been critical of president vladimir putin microsoft corporation disclosed on thursday. The newly disclosed attack was also particularly bold by breaching. The systems of a supplier used by the federal government. The hackers sent out genuine looking emails to more than three thousand accounts across more than one hundred fifty organizations that regularly received communications from the united states. Agency for international development. Those e mails went out as recently as this week and microsoft said it believes the attack are ongoing. The email was implanted with code. That would give the hackers unlimited access to the computer systems of the recipients from stealing data to infecting other computers on a network. Tom burke eighteen vice president wrote on thursday night. The original solar winds attack went undetected by the us government for nine months until it was discovered by a cybersecurity firm. In april president biden said he could have responded far more strongly to the attack but quote chose to be proportionate because he did not want to quote kick off a cycle of escalation and conflict with russia and quote the russian response nonetheless seems to have been escalation. The malicious activity was underway as recently as the past week that suggests that the sanctions and whatever additional covert actions. The white house carried out in response to the solar winds hack part of a strategy of creating seen and unseen costs for moscow has not choked off the russian government's appetite for disruption

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"international development" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:45 min | 1 year ago

"international development" Discussed on KQED Radio

"It's morning edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep, and I'm Rachel Martin. The U. S. Is extending its fight against the covert 19 pandemic to other nations. President Biden announced yesterday the plan shipment of 20 million doses of Corona virus vaccine abroad. The country's in need. This is gonna happen in June. Just as in war war to America was the arsenal of democracy in the battle against covert 19 pandemic. Our nation is going to be the arsenal of vaccines for the rest of the world. Vaccines from Fizer, Madonna and Johnson and Johnson will be in addition to the 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine promised once the FDA clears it for use. L. Smith is the State Department's coordinator for the Global Cove. It response and she joins us now. Thanks so much for being here. Thank you for having me Rachel. So UNICEF and the World Health Organization have repeatedly made the point that countries with ample supplies of vaccines need share them in order to bring the pandemic under control around the world. So why's joon the right time for this push? Well, I think our aim is to do this is quickly as possible. The need for vaccines globally is very, very, very high. And with this announcement yesterday, that means that we will be able to deploy the 80 million vaccines around the world. We hope also that this will lead to other countries stepping up and doing more to share their vaccine so that we can start to get the coverage we need. How is the allocation gonna work? I mean, how do you know? Determine which countries descended too? Right? We're looking at that. Now We're looking obviously it all regions because there is need across the globe. And we will be working very closely with something called Kovacs, which is the international entity that handles vaccine delivery, including for the world's poorest countries and with other partners. So that we can see a steady supply in his many places as possible because the U. S has bilateral agreements with countries like Mexico in Canada that it also needs to fulfill right. Well, we've got to look obviously in our hemisphere is going to be very important. But one of the things that's very, very clear is that every region in the world Is urgently seeking more vaccine so that they can get to the point that we're beginning to get to in the United States and some other countries, and then we can collectively bring this pandemic under control, which outbreaks are most concerning to you as you look at this problems that Well, right now we're seeing surges in a number of places. Obviously, India has caught the world's attention. And we've been mounting on emergency response there on our U. S Agency for international Development is now mounting an additional response to India's neighbors, including the pole..

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Okonjo-Iweala begins first historic day as WTO director-general

The World

01:36 min | 2 years ago

Okonjo-Iweala begins first historic day as WTO director-general

"A lot of work to do. So I feel ready to go motivating words today from the new head of the World Trade Organization, the arrival of an go Z or condo, a whale A and a six month leadership void at the W T o International body based in Geneva, governs trade rules between countries. Okonjo you wail. His candidacy had been held up by the Trump White House on her first day. She's making history as the first woman and first African to serve as w. T O director general absolutely do feel on additional burden. I can't lie about that being the first woman and the first African means that one really has to perform. That was a con job away. The last month. She's a Harvard grad on economist and dual citizen of the U. S. And Nigeria with a 30 year career in international development, including Time is managing director at the World Bank. Biden administration announced its strong support for a condo you, Ella. Still, there was controversy. Senior African leaders of the United Nations recently complained about what they called racist and sexist media coverage of her appointment. For her part to conjure you. Ella has said that she remains focused on making the changes needed at the W T O. It's led to me that deep and wide ranging reforms are needed. And as I said, before, you cannot be business, as usual at the W. T O in her first speech is head of the W T o today and go Z and conjure you. Ella reiterated that point she said she can on Lee deliver results if members except that we can do things differently. Most urgent priority, she said, or to address the impact of the cove in 19 pandemic and climate change

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E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers

60-Second Science

03:51 min | 2 years ago

E-Eggs Track Turtle Traffickers

"Take note. If you're thinking about stealing eggs from the nests of sea turtles on the beaches of costa rica. well you may wind up getting more than you bargained for because researchers have combined. Gps technology with three d. printing produce. Decoy eggs that look and feel like real turtle eggs but can track where traffickers go when they swipe these endangered embryos the egg saving efforts are mapped out in the journal. Current biology some finds sea turtle eggs to be a delicious seasonal treat. Others think they're an aphrodisiac. Which has produced a thriving illegal market the mock turtle eggs were crafted in response to something called the wildlife crime tech challenge a program sponsored by the us agency for international development. Scientists led by kim williams kyanne of paso pacifico conservation organization device the decoys. They drew their inspiration in part from popular tv. Show says paso pacific executive director. Sarah ostrom kim's idea to put a tracking device into the league came from an episode of breaking bad where the police hit a. Gps transmitter in a shipment of raw materials for methamphetamine lab. The first challenge was getting the eggs substitute just right. We started with the size and dimensions of the turtle. Egg trying to figure out. How much do they weigh. What's their texture. How often squishy are they. What's their color then. The sorted out the electronics cell phones very widespread throughout the world. And we realized that if we could just use a sim card and a gps gsm technology. That's used in cell phones that even if a beach was remote from a cell tower if it was headed to a market somewhere would eventually pass by a cell tower. And the decoy aches could transmit to one of these cell towers. Finally it was time for a field test. I was actually the person who put the eggs in the nests. Helen physi- of the university of kent. And so it was really a case of deploying decoys into the nests and seeing if they Happens when they as you get. Taken fiji planted a decoy egg. In one hundred one. Sea turtle nests on four costa rican beaches about a quarter of the decoys got snatched some malfunctioned but others gave trackable signal. One wound up at a bar about a mile away but another traveled an impressive eighty five miles from its nest. Physique kept an eye on its progress from her cell phone and basically was moving further and further inland And eventually it. Stop so zoomed in on on the like google maps basically and it showed me very very clearly that it gone behind a supermarket like some sort of akali seep market loading by kind of area which was pretty suspicious is now really re not reason to really be there unless you unless you're up to up tonight good. The decoy hung around the loading dock for a time before making its way to a nearby residential property the fact that it spent two days in so waiting suggests that it may been handed over to a trafficker who sold it to someone else perhaps even the consumer that really fits we what we know about the illegal trade of xing. Costa rica reunited fanatic. Total information from interview information that exists old door to door and it seems likely that this is what's happened so yeah. We're very happy with that result. We've we've proved the concept that you can actually use these x. fee says. She hopes the decoys which they've dubbed. The investigators can help to really crack down on the illegal poaching of sea turtle eggs and reduce such operations to shell of their former selves.

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"international development" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

01:53 min | 2 years ago

"international development" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"The latest when you need it on demand. From Fox News and Amazon. Alexa Theo origin country of the Corona virus is seeing a flare up in cases has imposed its most widespread restrictions since the start of the Corona virus pandemic after Beijing reported over 100 cases on Wednesday. The regime says This is its biggest outbreaks since last July, and they have placed travel restrictions on about 37 million people. World Health Organization has now said it's team will visit the city of Wuhan, starting to investigate the origins of the pandemic. This comes after the team was denied entry to the country last week. Visit also comes on the one year anniversary of a case being reported in Thailand. That was the first confirmed case outside China in London, Benjamin whole Fox News a month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect Children and teenagers, Tic TAC is tightening his privacy practices for those under 18 starting today that if all privacy setting for accounts for uses age 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone the user approves as a follower can view their videos. Which was not the case previously, But teens can still change the setting to public if they want for user's age, 16 or 17, the default setting to let people download the videos they created will now be off. Tic Tac is also blocking user's ability to download videos created by those 15 or younger. This age group will also see direct messaging restricted won't be able to host live streams. President like Biden has nominated former U. N Ambassador Samantha Power to have the U. S Agency for International Development, saying there is no one better for the job. I'm understands the moral leadership must be in the foundation of our foreign policy. The United States must lead on global development to advance our own health, security, prosperity.

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"international development" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:49 min | 2 years ago

"international development" Discussed on KTOK

"From Fox News and Amazon. Alexa Theo origin country of the Corona virus is seeing a flare up in cases. China has imposed its most widespread restrictions since the start of the Corona virus pandemic after Beijing reported over 100 cases on Wednesday. The regime says This is its biggest outbreaks since last July, and they have placed travel restrictions on about 37 million people. World Health Organization has now said it's team will visit the city of Wuhan, starting to investigate the origins of the pandemic. This comes after the team was denied entry to the country last week. Visit also comes on the one year anniversary of a case being reported in Thailand. That was the first confirmed case outside China in London, Benjamin whole Fox News a month after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect Children and teenagers, Tic TAC is tightening its privacy practices for those under 18 starting today that if all privacy setting for accounts for uses age 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone the user approves as a follower can view their videos, which was not the case previously, But teens can still change the setting to public if they want for user's age, 16 or 17, the default setting to let people download the videos they created will now be off. Tic Tac is also blocking user's ability to download videos created by those 15 or younger. This age group will also see direct messaging restricted and won't be able to host live streams president like Biden has nominated former U. N Ambassador Samantha Power to have the U. S Agency for International Development, saying there is no one better for the job I'm understands and moral leadership must be in the foundation of our foreign policy. The United States must lead on global development to advance our own health, security, prosperity and values..

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"international development" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"international development" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Multiple scholarship opportunities and competitive tuition rates. 80% of U W Online students received financial aid LEARN more AT U W. A radio dot info. That's you. W a radio dot info Theo origin country of the Corona virus is seeing a flare up in cases. China has imposed its most widespread restrictions since the start of the Corona virus pandemic after Beijing reported over 100 cases on Wednesday. The regime says This is its biggest outbreaks since last July, and they have placed travel restrictions on about 37 million people. World Health Organization has now said it's team will visit the city of Wuhan, starting to investigate the origins of the pandemic. This comes after the team was denied entry to the country last week. Visit also comes on the one year anniversary of a case being reported in Thailand. That was the first confirmed case outside China. In London, Benjamin whole Fox News about the after federal regulators ordered it to disclose how its practices affect Children and teenagers. Tic TAC is tightening its privacy practices for those under 18 starting today that a fault privacy setting for accounts for uses age 13 to 15 will be private. That means only someone the user approves as a follower can view their videos, which was not the case previously. But teens can still change the setting to public if they want for user's age, 16 or 17, the default setting to let people download the videos they created will now be off. Tic Tac is also blocking user's ability to download videos created by those 15 or younger. This age group will also see direct messaging restricted won't be able to host live streams. President like Biden has nominated former U. N Ambassador Samantha Power to have the U. S Agency for International Development, saying there is no one better for the job I'm understands and moral leadership must be in the foundation of our foreign policy. The United States must lead on global development to advance our own health, security, prosperity and values..

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UN vital for peace and cooperation says Economic and Social Council head

UN News

04:15 min | 2 years ago

UN vital for peace and cooperation says Economic and Social Council head

"This is matt wells at un news. In a world facing famine major migration and conflict exacerbated by covid nineteen the un including its foundational body the economic and social council nanak is vital to promote global peace and cooperation. That's according to mugniyah cram pakistan's ambassador to the un who was elected ecosoc president in july. He said that urgent action needs to be taken out to meet the needs of developing countries. Otherwise we'll have a humanitarian disaster. On our hands he told you and uses lists graffiti but began the interview by explaining kazakhs overall role. The economic and social council is one of the three Principal organs are mentioned in the un charter. The general assembly the security council and the economic and social council. These are three made charter bodies and the concept of creating the economic and social council at the time of the birth of the united nations. Was that on the one side. The security council was conceived as an organ. Which would promote collective security and enforce peace in the world the economic and social council on the other hand was designed to promote peace through international economic cooperation. One of the framers of t. Un charter was the president of the united states. Mr roosevelt and his conception which voiced at the time was that economic instability was a disease and that if one country had it than others would be affected and that was the concept behind the creation of economic and social council to promote peace through international development cooperation so the charter says very clearly that the objective of the economic and social council is to promote better standards of living in larger freedoms. That is a quote from the un charter. And it's supposed to do that personally by addressing policy issues and secondly by promoting international cooperation and coordination among all international economic organizations that's the mandate and it's a mandate. Which is i believe. Just as important as the mandate of the un security comes. Can you share some examples. Cossacks work in new york that has had a global impact. Yes over the years. The economic and social council has been a place where the whole concept of development cooperation of helping developing countries to make progress and grow was conceived. So it was at the economic and social council that the first report which is called the pearson report on development cooperation was discussed and the whole idea of promoting economic and social development through mutual support between rich and poor countries was born here. Kazakh was the place where we conceive of what was then called the international development strategy. It is the place where the concept of official development assistance amounting to zero point. Seven percent of the gdp of developed countries to be provided to developing countries was born. It was an echo saw the concept of linking the creation of special drawing rights in the imf the quotas to link those quotas with development. Assistance these were all major ideas that were born india-kazakh and are now activist in major financial in international economic institutions. So it has been a central body for forward thinking and these are just some examples of what has been achieved in kazakh in the post.

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As Vaccine Approvals Loom, U.S. Funds A Back-Up Plan For Delivery

NPR's Business Story of the Day

04:01 min | 2 years ago

As Vaccine Approvals Loom, U.S. Funds A Back-Up Plan For Delivery

"When the time comes to vaccinate the world against cove in one thousand nine hundred and will there be enough glass vials and syringes to get it done. The trump administration appears to have a plan later. Today it's expected to announce that it will loan about six hundred million dollars to accompany in connecticut. Makes an injection device that can be mass produced. Here's dina ten of npr's investigations team. That's the sound of a covid nineteen vaccine backup plan. It's a production line in columbia south carolina. That's turning out a novel injection device that the trump administration is counting on to help deliver the covid nineteen vaccine as early as this spring. Npr's learn that later today the administration will add to its already hefty investment in a company called apogee systems america and extend more than half a billion dollars to its effort to backstop the country's covid nineteen vaccine program. I'm jay walker. And i am the chairman of abject systems and you founded another company. We've heard of right. yes i am. Best known as the founder of priceline dot com the founder priceline. The man who put william shatner back on the map is now producing a single use self contained injection device. That's designed to be an alternative to glass vials and syringes. We called a seret. It's a little bigger than your thumb and it looks a little like the single doses of eyedrops that you get from the eye doctor. It has a hypodermic needle. That you screw into the end like you do when you screw in a nozzle on a tiny bottle of crazy glue. Only in this case it would carry any number of approved. Covert vaccines walker said. It's that effort that the us international development finance corp. is funding with a five hundred and ninety million dollar loan. The us government is announcing a plan to support the biggest and fastest vaccine syringe filling factory up to three billion doses a year. That's billion with a b. Even though the injection device has yet to be approved by the food and drug administration which worries nicole lurie. She served at the department of health and human services. During the obama administration fit challenge that i see is that it is a completely untested technology. What testing of the applejack product has been done to ensure that the materials inside the epa jet containers don't interact with components of the various vaccines. The vaccine being produced by moderna for example needs to be kept it. Arctic temperatures walker says the epa jet devices can handle that but the fda has yet to certified that that's true but then you can say that about a lot of the projects funded by the trump administration to try to combat the virus. Tens of billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent to fund a roster of vaccines some of which are bound to fail. The point is to try and find a solution deirnesa wrong as the global program leader for medical devices at path which is focused on improving global public health in developing countries. And he's been tracking progress for a while and he says it's hired some people who are really good at pre filled technologies from our perspective. A low cost pre fill. Is something that we've always been aiming towards for low and middle income countries. He doesn't think the administration is making a particularly risky bet. I'm excited about what could be. I mean we could truly have a low cost scaled up pre filled system. That could be used for a number of different drugs or vaccines biologics. That could benefit low and middle income countries. Applejack is getting a cash infusion. Now it needs fda approval to become the backup plan. The trump administration is banking on dna temple. Ralston npr news.

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NZ election: why voters chose 'health over wealth'

Between The Lines

08:04 min | 2 years ago

NZ election: why voters chose 'health over wealth'

"Into mania in. New Zealand. Tonight. New Zealand has shown the Labor Party, its greatest support and at least fifty years. End For that. I only had two simple words. Thank you. Well that was prime, minister? I done this she celebrating her emphatic election victory last weekend. Now the significance of the Labor Party landslide. It's not just that it's seen as a reward for her decisive response to the COVID crisis. It means New Zealand now has its first single-party government in decades. So what does the mandate main for new? Zealand's economic landscape as it faces its worst recession in nearly a century. We'll deliver a progressive transformation across the ditch. What happens if New Zealand does not sort ad its economic challenges quickly. trans-tasman cousins could I become fouled state? All of the heart, which is executive director of the new. Zealand initiative and Josie. PAGARINI is the executive director of the Council for International Development both a based in Wellington all of Josie welcome to. Radio National. Hello Tom. JC How do you account for Cinderella Dunes emphatic victory. Well, I mean you've got to say the popularity is genuine people lover. She's like a superstar she goes into to shopping malls and gets mobbed but I think you'd say you'd have to say to that that election campaign was incredibly disciplined Labor wanted a covid election. They wanted election that was about who stopped US getting sick not who's going to get us back to work and they succeeded in getting that they also wanted election that was focused not on labor, not particularly on policy, but almost entirely on just cinder. So if you the completely unscientific focus. Group in the Texas, you'd ask a taxi driver who you voting for, and let's say I'm voting for just under the all of a juicy. He reflects the Conventional Wisdom Abacha in Dorado and that her aggressive handling off covered and not to mention her response to the mass shooting of Muslims in in Christchurch earlier last year the gun control measures she put in place all that explains Justin, Dryden's remarkable political popularity. She's also received widespread global price for being a stateswoman who's kept New Zealand you nodded even in the face of multiple crises, your not fanned. Why? Well. First of all, I would agree with our choice just as remarkably popular and. This scenes from her election campaign were quite telling wherever she turned up. They were hundreds of people around her celebrating her. My experience with taxi drivers though is a bit different, maybe different taxi companies are us. Last The last few times I had known taxi drivers They complained that their businesses stoned at the city's undying out that we are not recovering properly from the crisis. That business is simply not what it used to be an typically detect Texas. Of course when I'm flying from Wellington to Auckland, and have to get to the CD and you can see the traffic in the city, the city looks kind of dead. We've got a massive challenge ahead on the economy in these eland, and that's why I haven't really seen much from the government in general plans of how to revive the economy and how to get us out of they have effectively beaten the virus now twice. But they haven't actually given us any clear indication how they're going to lift us out of this because the protections for public debts for unemployment. From monetary policy, they actually scare me when you look at them many New Zealand business figures share all of skepticism is fair Point Jersey. Yes, it is because the election really did focus on cousin who it was absolutely about who stopped US getting sick and so it was actually really hard to get any coherent debate about what is the plan B if we don't get a vaccine next year, what is the retail kind? So it was all very vague that staff and. You're right. All of you got different taxi companies to me to probably but another thing I heard in Texas a lot was all well if it's between wealth and health, I'm GonNa pick health and just send a picked health. Well, of course, you know we know that that's a false dichotomy it's not health or wealth. If you country is unable to trade and you borders closed long-term, then you're not going to raise the revenue to be able to have decent hospitals. You're not going to get your school buildings. Renovated and so on, and you're not going to be getting elective surgery and people are actually going to get unhealthy. So but it was no one wanted to hear that town that was the thing. No one wanted to hear a debate about next year they just wanted to know that. Anti Cinde was gonNA look after and that was it. Yes we'll enjoys does mentioned the vaccine just interested in like most western leaders frankly, she's pretty policy on the likelihood of a vaccine in coming months but the question here is what if a readily available vaccine if it ever happens what if it's a long way off I mean for how long all of our the present measures sustainable I mean, how long can you zeal and cut itself off from the outside world? Well I think that is actually a political question not an economic run from an economic perspective I. Think it would be desirable to New Zealand to the words more quickly but can do the safely. We can still have proper border to ensure that when we opened up to the word again, we do this without importing the virus. But I think the government sticks to the precautionary principle at the moment, and that's a political decision because the public doesn't want the government do anything outspent opinion polls before election showing that more than seventy percent of New Zealanders what actually like to keep the borders Morris close and these are people who probably don't have any immediate travel plans or maybe don't have any family abroad. Heavily business to do abroad, and so for them life is quite pleasant as long as they also keep their jobson New Zealand's, and so they would rather electric continue the status quo until that vaccine arrive. So it is difficult for the government to go against this when the public is. So strongly in favor of just keeping the border shut as they are but at some stage will just have to a because some the economic consequences of this some prolonged isolation are going to be enormous Jesse is point. Absolutely, you could not get a discussion out during the election campaign about elimination versus suppression of the virus, and so it was it was almost impossible to talk about the plan. B. If the vaccine doesn't turn up which let's face it, it's unlikely tuneup and be available next year so. Realistically the from left or the right of the political spectrum. It was really hard to talk about how long do our border stay closed, and those of us myself included who were trying to say, you know look closing the borders as a six month policy not a two year policy. He can't possibly maintain a closed border and keep trade going even though we can still export milk powder and so on. But the ability for our businesses to connect with the world and so on for us to travel is just not feasible but whenever I said that I would get attacked on twitter and everywhere for being the head of a capitalist difficult. So you could not get a good debate going about this even though the w eight show for example was saying, Hey, you know strict lockdowns and we've had very strict lockdowns for lockdowns are not the best approach if you're doing a cost benefit analysis on either health or economic growth.

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C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

The Book Review

05:41 min | 2 years ago

C.I.A. Operatives in the Early Years of the Cold War

"Scott Anderson joins us now from the catskills. He is a contributing writer for the New York, Times magazine, and the author of many books. His latest is called the quiet Americans four CIA spies. Of the Cold War tragedy in three acts, Scott Welcome back to the podcast. Thanks much nice to be here. So you are allowed on the podcast to talk about your previous book Lawrence in Arabia which came out in twenty thirteen hand, which of course feels like now centuries ago which makes it clear to our listeners are longtime listeners that this is not your first. Book. Involving spies I'm curious what what's the draw for you but I think Speiser inherently fascinating in not just to an awful lot of people and of thought about what is I think it's the the allure of having a secret life. I think that I think that for an awful lot of people this idea that you have a whole separate identity is really fascinating New People. What I was drawn to in both the Lawrence and with in the quite America's the foresee a officers I follow is that in both cases, this was at a time when individuals out in the field had a tremendous freedom of action. So it wasn't. People sitting behind desks following policy that they're actually out in the field doing crazy stuff. You also have a personal connection to the story right in terms of what your father did for living you talk a little bit about that. Sure. My father was agricultural adviser for the Agency for International Development, which was a branch of the State Department. I grew up in. East. Asia in in Korea and Taiwan as Indonesia. and. So this was the nineteen fifties, nineteen sixties when I came along American government workers abroad often in those sorts of countries often were two hats whatever their official job was my father's job as agriculture adviser but it was also part of this great anti Communist crusade was happening around the world. So the upfront hearts and minds, soft power aspect of my father's work was working on agrarian reform in line with countries like these countries were were the land was was had been controlled infra centuries by all darkies. But the the more hard power in the darker side of what my father was doing was was setting up rural vigilante squads, home guard militias to watch over the local populace and to make sure that they weren't being swayed by the communist in certainly in countries like Taiwan or South Korea. If you were exposed or accused of being a leftist, your life was not going to go. Well, you know I'm now getting a sense of why one of the four characters in your previous book was an agronomist perhaps. That's right. Yeah it's well It's it's an interesting thing because. It just for national development was often used by the CIA as a cover because. Are Out, in the field, they're not, they're not saying, I'm destined to capitol there often out among the local population and probably have a better sense of what's happening. Outside what you one thing I'll say I've noticed over time in different countries. I've been almost invariably the ex Patriot community that knows best what's happening in the country are tend to be the people are out in the field in often the Middle East is the oil guys. They have a sense much more than than people sitting around in the capital. Let's start with frank wizner. The first person you mentioned, and this is not the the first book to be written at least in part about wisner who was he and what made him. So central to the story wizards amazing Turkey was a corporate lawyer who was working at a Wall Street firm when even before World War Two broke out and he quit his law firm to join the navy, he ended up being an operative for the office to teacher services, which is the the wartime intelligence agency of the of the army that they owe asset kind of the precursor to the CIA. That's right. That's right and he ends up being A. Kind of the first American to to to witness. The Soviet takeover of country in Eastern Europe, and this was in Romanian to summer of nineteen forty. Four So full year before the war ended and a wizard was on the ground as a as an oasis operative and just watch the strong arm tactics did really a matter of weeks led the Soviets to take control the country he and he was sending cables back to Washington telling telling them what are so good allies doing he sees the say he has the same experience in eastern Germany at the end of. The war in watching the way the Soviets for taking over, he goes back to his law from for couple of years for the complete unhappy, and then when the CIA starts up in nineteen forty seven, they have this idea that they wanna start a covert operations branch of of the CIA called the Office of Policy Coordination and frank listeners chosen to head that the name was deliberately chosen to be really boring. That's right and in fact, the name itself, the Office of policy coordination was was so top secret that even you can't even say the name out loud for twenty five years. So in that role wizner e created, what what he called the mighty world, which was this vast covert operations umbrella of a operating throughout the world and everything from hard power aspects of it like dropping dropping partisans behind the iron curtain to everything to cultural stuff voice. Of America. Radio Free Europe that was all came out of the Office of Policy Coordination.

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Finding justice in the gym with Ben & Felicity

Together Podcast | A conversation about faith, justice and how to change the world

05:04 min | 2 years ago

Finding justice in the gym with Ben & Felicity

"Welcome to what in the world where we discussed the latest in news and current affairs cat what we talking about today. Yes I'd stay. We're talking about the explosion in Lebanon. So time of recording, it's Weinstein is the day after the explosion. So we don't Philly know the extent of it on the real triggers behind it. But what we nights die is that explosion in the city poor area has killed at least one hundred people and injured more than four thousand others. The president has said that two, thousand, seven, hundred and. Fifty tons of ammonium nitrate has been stalled on safely in a warehouse for six years and investigation is underway at the moment to find the trigger of the explosion. Of course, we don't know the exact trick is at the moment, but we know that law people morning low people are inferior it just because you know the experience is expected in Nollie, what happened but there's been a little reports of. Gloss. Flying Everywhere and even if people went close to the explosion that was property damage in our homes. and. Yet, just think it's important for us to lift them in prayer at the moment and I'm just think about the not just maybe physical implications but also mental implications and what does that look for our content found in offices there as well? Yeah. Definitely can't even have information as we recorded this a little while ago we can definitely be praying for those who lost their lives and their families and for those. Who are injured and you mentioned tiff do work in in Lebanon and so everybody's press for tiff and and their continued programs would be appreciated if you want to find out more about what if I'm does there in their response after the explosion, then do have our instagram at we are tear fund and we'll keep you up to date with the response back. But in the meantime press would be greatly appreciate it. Now. It's time to hear from Ben and felicitate in their chat with Chris about how merged fitness and justice. and. My. Wife and we run a gym called Bryson. In Brunton Loosen, we've had on locker magazine Online magazine featured you very recently and so like I. Know you guys like a little bit just a little bit. As me big begging friend but. If. You if we WANNA story just a little bit just before fit Brian. How did you guys meet? What was your? Passion is what your interest was. Johnny that got you. Yes Oh, you grew up in Sudan in east Africa So my parents worked. The Church that I've seen education programs join, civil war. Came emend the same boarding school didn't know each other at the medicine. was older. and. Then went to University of Sussex and studied international development and had a real hall. To work overseas go involved when in helped savage in on an island between Yemen and Somalia. Codes culture. which was just a random always love fitness and somehow opportunity came about and go on a boat from Amman that carried cement blocks and slept on it for fourteen hours and help these guys those incident, and then yet not was kind of really where the bridge between fitness on development came into contact and then I made a video about it on Youtube and And of slowly in vote but. was restored and say I say went same said Ben my life went to Sussex, Investi? Say. When school in both finished that. Actually did look like stuff with tear fund at my year out. And then. Three months. Yeah. So I was with tiff entrepot vet. Volunteering, and then spent some time in Greece out refugee camp. That kind of Maha Development was always there trying to figure out like area that was in and then started studying investigative Sussex Fan of. Yeah. That was great. And then I've just finished my degree say, Benon Michael married last summer and. Coming up. With very thankful for that. And then. I was just finishing my degree when I started getting both entitled kind of married into the title community. then. Start getting involved with them. An Abedin are opened a gym in. And then I just finished my degree last month. Great

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Potential Kodak deal on hold until "allegations are cleared"

Politics and Public Policy Today

00:33 sec | 2 years ago

Potential Kodak deal on hold until "allegations are cleared"

"Kodak plunging 30% today after a $765 million loan from the federal government to help make a corona virus drug related treatment. It was put on hold as regulators looked into allegations of insider trading. The stock was temporarily halted after plunging as much as 43% earlier in the day. This headline at politico dot com. Kodak's federal loan endowed after the U. S International Development Finance Corporation, citing quote serious concerns into the White House press secretary Kayleigh Mcenany, saying that the president will not proceed until this case is resolved.

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Potential Kodak deal on hold until "allegations are cleared"

Squawk Pod

01:46 min | 2 years ago

Potential Kodak deal on hold until "allegations are cleared"

"For watching shares of Kodak this morning down by forty, five percent in pre-market trading. This on news of potential deal for government loan to help make ingredients for generic drugs is being put on hold in a tweet late Friday the International Development Finance Corporation a US government agency says the recent allegations of insider trading re serious concerns and the deal will not proceed until they are cleared the SEC is reportedly in the early stages of probe in Kodak said, Friday. It is conducting an internal review. Becky. You guys have been all over this. You had the the gym continente on Squawk shortly after the loan was awarded. In Joe I remember pointedly asked him about the unusual. Stock activity and the day just before this deal was announced on Monday one, point six, four, eight, million shares. And then Tuesday the news came out. How do you account for that James? Any idea whether whether someone had wind this I? Mean, we didn't see the move in the stock until Tuesday but that that is so far away at a multiple of the average daily volume over over the last. You know over a long period of time and he idea whether this got out. This is pretty kept secret. Obviously, we read better to the last day basically so I could tell you what A. Week. Later, we find out that he was also ordering. Stock option grant the day before as well. So certainly, a lot of eyebrows being raised here. Yeah. You we watched it run up and we're kind of watching it unwind right now as this comes through There were people who were waiting for the SEC to do an investigation. You kind of knew it was going to be coming and and now the question is what happens to the contract itself as a

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Potential Kodak deal paused until 'allegations are cleared'

America First with Sebastian Gorka

00:19 sec | 2 years ago

Potential Kodak deal paused until 'allegations are cleared'

"A government agency says a potential deal have Eastman Kodak helped make generic drugs being caught paused until allegations of insider trading of the governor cleared. Sweet from the U. S. International Development Finance Corporation, says quote recent allegations of wrongdoing raise certain concerns. We will not proceed until these allegations Air cleared

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