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"international paralympic committee" Discussed on Yeah, That's Probably an Ad
"And so I think I hope that that when some awards and in parallel to that, the international Paralympic committee's we the 15 campaign was really powerful. So we might see some lines going that direction. Interesting. Yeah, I think Shannon, you can probably talk about this campaign in a bit better and more broadly than I can, but the EUA yours campaign the bless your ref and coach, which was quite fun. I wonder we'll see. Can I talk about it? Yeah, you've written so much, and yeah. I won't relitigate my feelings on that one because I've talked to her. I will spare the audience at home, another long chat about my feelings on that campaign because I really loved it. But it was interesting to sort of see that come up in the conversation. Yeah, and I think what has been on a few can prediction lists and yeah, we could see it went big, not just because the creative idea is fun and a bit different, but just the way it was executed, you know, mostly on TikTok. Yeah, and more broadly, I wonder, we'll see more TikTok kind of viral campaigns running out can this year and separately more metaverse campaigns. You know, there's a new kind of level of marketing. The collective apprehension we made it almost one episode that happened to talk about the metaverse. But it's apt. That's going to be a big theme in can this year. I've noticed quite a few campaigns come out in the weeks and months leading up to can that we're about making the metaverse more accessible and inclusive. My question is just have those brands become accessible and inclusive in the real world first. That seems like a bigger priority. But I think we're going to see that. In the canvas here. Yeah, there's, of course, the metaverse and web three and NFTs has become sort of this hovering conversation over the past year, and it's been a lot to process stateside. So to process it on an international level. It's a lot. I'm not close often to any of it. I really am not. It's just no one has yet to explain any of this to me in a way that is tangible and accessible. I want to understand a deeply want to understand, I just need someone to tell me something other than it's the future. It's what's happening. Maybe it's a safe space for me to finally understand. Yeah, it's interesting to kind of see what work will sort of catch the attention I imagine burberry is going to get a lot of love for open spaces. It was one of those things where I had to watch it twice. It'd be like, do I like this? And then by the 5th time, I was like, I actually love this. I really do. It's a really lovely visual feat. So I see some craft love coming out of this and it has been a lot of there has been a lot of talk about it. Also surprisingly, we're not surprisingly. It's a good campaign..
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Putin from destroying Ukraine In fierce Johanna cassis in Poland thanks so much You're welcome Scott This week we are in an operating room at Houston methodist hospital where doctor Osama gave her head of the hospital's transplant program chat in front of a small bowl of ice and slush that it turned bright red Like a summer punch There was a human kidney in that bowl It had just been removed from the living body of a man and was about to be transplanted into the body of a woman who needed it Doctor Gabriel told us it's amazing It's not just that it's somebody's kids their ability to take it out and put it in and make it reduce your give somebody this amazing life When I first started doing transplantation I used to hate doing living donor transplants The penalty was too high You know your wife husband brother or whatever wants to give you a kidney The emotional investment they make in giving you that Then we have to make sure that you're safe Then we have to make sure that the kidney works and the recipient It was very stressful I didn't like to do it I thought we had enough or should have enough cadaver transplants to not do this A fact of the mother is we have almost a 130,000 people on the kidney waiting list So that's why I've been over the past few years I've changed my mind completely and became a great supporter of living knowledge Next week on this program ten strangers brought together in a chain of life And now even in times like these it's time for sports Russia and Belarus banned from another world sports event Will there be a baseball season and when coach case final home game Now joined by NPR's Tom Goldman Tom thanks so much for being with us Good morning Scott The international Paralympic committee changed its original position It's not going to prohibit athletes from Russia and Belarus from participating in the winter games that are happening now wanted to change course Pressure from national Paralympic committees and mainly from athletes The original decision to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes It was hugely criticized Scott and it got to the point where there were threats of boycott at the paralympics rising tensions in the athlete's village So the international Paralympic committee IPC reverse course The committee didn't want violence It didn't want the controversy to overwhelm the games and turn the focus away from the great athletes in the great stories and Scott how about this for a great story Ukraine is on the top of the medal standings after day one of competition With three gold total of 7 the Ukrainian team leader called it a miracle that they even got to China One of the gold medalists in the men's vision impaired by Athlon race dedicated his medal to quote the guys protecting our cities Strong words from the international Paralympic committee president weren't there not that they know that in China Yeah As an Olympic official IPC president Andrew Parsons was supposed to maintain political neutrality as International Olympic Committee officials maddeningly did during last month's very political Winter Olympics So Parsons created controversy simply by denouncing war in his opening ceremony speech He said he was horrified by Russia's invasion of Ukraine although he didn't mention Russia by name but reportedly Chinese state TV still censored his words on the live broadcast China having refused to condemn Russia for the invasion Players making their voices heard in baseball's labor negotiations or non negotiations aren't they Yeah you know last time regular season games were canceled due to a work stoppage the damaging players strike in 1994 95 There wasn't social media There is now obviously players are using it to the hilt to try to connect with fans explain and apologize for the current mess which actually was initiated by team owners locking out players last December this week the ongoing labor impasse led the Major League Baseball commissioner to cancel the start of the season Players are sending resolute about changing of financial system they say keeps them undervalued and underpaid is baseball revenues grow They are waging a good PR battle right now but owners have the upper hand financially If this thing continues to drag on and Scott you're hearing some baseball pundits say we may not see baseball until may at the earliest Last one game tonight for the great duke do coach Mike ski coacher duke since 1985 national championships also won three consecutive gold medals for the U.S. at the Olympics and he never struck a player through a chair across the court What else could you say about what a boring guy Yeah he just won more men's games than any division one coach ever treated his players with respect There's going to be a lot said about him tonight for sure as he coaches his last home game at duke's hallowed Cameron indoor stadium There will be pre and postgame ceremonies nearly a hundred former duke players accepted invitations to be their ticket prices averaging about $5000 He better not lose this one too Scott 'cause duke's playing arch rival North Carolina in no way he wants to leave Cameron with a loss to the targets We have to acknowledge a couple of losses in the sports world this week don't we We do Shane Warren the great Australian cricket bowler That's like the pitcher in baseball He was rockstar famous died of a suspected heart attack at the relatively young age of 52 And then a tragic death and women's collegiate soccer Stanford goalkeeper Katie Meyer of vibrant popular young woman died by suicide She was only 22 Heartbreaking losses for all of us not just the sports world and pierce Tom golden Thanks very much Good to talk with you Good to talk to you You're listening to weekend edition from NPR news A bit more about coach K the duke university men's basketball coach is.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"15.75 in Bitcoin this morning moving lower down more than what a quarter percent at $43,500 Today we do get the weekly report on initial jobless claims at 8 30 Wall Street time at tennis factory orders and durable goods orders as well as a look at service industries As a Bloomberg business flash now here's Michael Barr with more on what's going on around the world Michael Darren thank you very much The UN refugee agency says 1 million people have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded the country a week ago Meanwhile Russia fired missiles at Kyiv overnight and stepped up their campaign to take cities in the coastal south in a reversal Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from the paralympics for their country's roles in the war in Ukraine The international Paralympic committee announced the about face less than 24 hours after saying it would allow Russian and Belarusian athletes to compete when the games opened tomorrow In the NBA the next lost in the NHL the rangers won Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quick tank powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries unlike le Bart This is Bloomberg This is the big take the best of Bloomberg's indent original reporting from around the globe We're running on a financial system that's running on old technology We're seeing house prices reach fresh record ties What unfolds in midterms we will no doubt see again in the next presidential election The big take on Bloomberg radio Coming up to 6 20 on Wall Street line from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios This is Bloomberg daybreak in our big take this morning is on the financial war against Russia the U.S. and its allies are going after the country's wealthiest businessmen with punishing sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine Could it spell the end of Vladimir Putin's decades in power the end of the oligarch era in Russia Here with more on the big take is the reporter who wrote it Bloomberg Stephanie baker is with us this morning Stephanie good to have you with us We heard the president in the State of the Union with a big applause line saying they're going after the luxury apartments the yachts of the oligarchs and just this morning France said that it sees the yacht owned by rosneft CEO Igor sechin Is it having an impact It is and time will tell if they really follow through on some of this big talk And sees more assets but as you said the French have seized eager section the head of rosneft his yacht and I think this is just the beginning And this will inflict pain and have a huge impact on wealthy Russians who've gotten used to keeping their yachts having their mansions in the South of France They're London mayfair townhouses and their New York penthouses I think it will have an effect and already is as we've seen from even wealthy Russians who have not been sanctioned moving to dump their assets like Roman Abramovich with Chelsea putting it up for sale as he did yesterday You mentioned the lineup of French yachts along the Riviera owned by Russians It sort of speaks to the entrenchment of Russian money in the European economy Has that been what's kind of held the U.S. and the European Union back in the past when it comes to punishing Russia over some of its many infractions in the past like poisoning opponents of Vladimir Putin annexing Crimea You know sure there were plenty of warning signs and alarm bells going off From the poisoning of Alexander litvinenko to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in 2018 the annexation of Crimea and in each case there were actions taken that in retrospect look pretty feeble compared to what we're seeing now This time this is an unprecedented coordinated round of sanctions Some the EU has moved much more aggressively than say the UK the U.S. has talked about further targeting of individuals So the idea behind it is to starve Putin's regime from the funds to finance this war But short of an embargo on Russian oil and gas it will it will have an effect but a limited effect that he still has a means of financing this war through oil and gas sales to the west There has been some talk lately about the idea that business leaders in Russia are there because Putin has put them there in terms of the sanctions we're seeing so far against oligarchs how much impact how much influence do these billionaires really have on Putin as far as we can tell Well you know in the 1990s the oligarchs really did control the Kremlin And when Putin came to power he kind of turned it upside down and changed the game And put in some respects he demanded fealty and loyalty from those oligarchs And if they did not comply he hit back So I think the balance of power has indeed changed That does not mean that sanctioning the oligarchs will not have an effect because the amount of losses from these sanctions is just staggering The country and most of the big businesses have been bankrupt As a result of these And this will take time to filter through but indeed having the entire elite class lose so much wealth overnight is bound to have an impact on Putin how this all plays out is too difficult to tell right now But indeed I think the idea is to isolate and starve him have funds to make it more costly for him to wage this war Bloomberg.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on WTOP
"Victims of ceaseless shelling Do I need to say more a doctor asks He's just a boy And another port city curzon There are reports it's fallen to Russian forces making it the first big city to fall A 40 mile long Russian convoy is also just outside of Kyiv but officials say it's stalled after running out of food and fuel The UN says 1 million people have fled Ukraine in the last week making it the swiftest exodus of refugees this century CBS Steve futterman is near the border in Poland The 1 million figure is just the start some officials predict up to 12 million could be displaced because of the Russian invasion Most of the refugees are coming here into Poland so far the country does not seem to be overwhelmed in this handling the influx but that could change as the numbers go up even more Russian and Belarusian athletes have now been banned from competing in the Paralympic winter games in Beijing the international Paralympic committee had originally given both teams the green light to participate as neutral athletes without any national symbols but they got a media backlash The paralympics start tomorrow The White House put out a new plan for how the country will prepare for future COVID outbreaks Here's CBS's Mola lenky The new COVID plan includes an aggressive monitoring system that The White House says can detect new variants earlier and trigger a faster response with vaccines and treatment Baltimore Boston and Philadelphia are dropping indoor mask requirements this week Los Angeles County is expected to lift its indoor mandate Friday Big cities are relaxing restrictions as COVID cases and hospitalizations keep dropping A former Colorado police officer caught on body camera roughly arresting a 73 year old woman with dementia has pleaded guilty to assault Not only was Austin Hobbs.
Russians to compete as 'neutral athletes' at Paralympics
"Russian athletes had already been slated to compete as Russian Paralympic committee punishment for the state sponsored doping scandal at the twenty fourteen Sochi games international Paralympic committee president Andrew Parsons says neutral status is the harshest possible punishment they will compete under the Olympic flag and the Paralympic and them they will not be included in the medals table neutral status means blocking any reference to countries the RPC delegation must cover the RPC symbol on their uniforms in all official ceremonies and sporting competitions that includes Belarus the punishment doesn't involve just athletes the Paralympic honor bestowed to Vladimir Putin president of Russia has been withdrawn the international Olympic committee is pushing for exclusion of Russian athletes for international events I'm a Donahue
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on WCPT 820
"The city's metro subway stations stopped operating and were turned into shelters to accommodate people who fear shooting and shelling on the streets This woman all goes as we are scared to leave key because I saw with my eyes a civilian bus that was shot I saw burnt cars I heard civilian cars with families and children were shot At the State of the Union address President Biden talked about what this all means for the U.S. bar forces are not engaged and will not engage in the conflict with Russian forces in Ukraine Our force is not going to Europe to fight Ukraine but to defend our NATO allies the event that Putin decides to keep moving west as the Russian assault in Ukraine continues oil prices are surging again pushing crew at up to $110 a barrel The leaders of OPEC and its oil producing allies are sticking with their plan to gradually increase oil production higher energy prices could worsen inflation Fed chair Jerome Powell is telling Congress the fed is ready to begin a cycle of interest rate increases this month After big losses yesterday stocks opened with big gains The World Health Organization says the number of new coronavirus cases reported globally dropped by 16% last week marking a month long decline in infections This is AP news Because of their country's roles in the invasion of Ukraine Russia and Belarus athletes will be listed as neutral competitors in the upcoming winter paralympics in Beijing Russian athletes had already been slated to compete as Russian Paralympic committee punishment for the state sponsored doping scandal at the 2014 Sochi games International Paralympic committee president Andrew Parsons says neutral status is the harshest possible punishment they will compete under the Paralympic flag and the Paralympic anthem They will not be included in the medals table Neutral status means blocking any reference to countries The RPC delegation must cover the RPC symbol on their uniforms in all official ceremonies and sporting competitions That includes Belarus the punishment doesn't involve just athletes The Paralympic honor bestowed to Vladimir Putin president of Russia has been withdrawn The International Olympic Committee is pushing for exclusion of Russian athletes from international events I'm Ed Donahue AP news This is a 20 a.m. WCT willow springs and streaming worldwide 8 20 dot com We are Chicago's progressive chalk where facts matter Now UWC PTA 20 Chicago traffic update In forest park displays avenue is blocked between Madison and Washington due to an apartment fire This is north of the Eisenhower expressway The northwest Indiana we see delays on westbound 94 Approaching state road 49 to waverly and earlier crash cleared in the odd ramp state road 49 has reopened 80 94 traffic is slow east bound towards to wet worth construction there and east on I 80 has a delay And the vehicle fire He bowed Kennedy it's 29 minutes O'Hare to downtown with delays starting at the angle express lanes are quicker now than the locals On the inbound Eisenhower it's 35 minutes three 90 to downtown 22 from the tri state You can get the inbound Ryan 17 minutes from 95th I'm Jeff Taliban team Real credit card questions require real people Someone who understands your issues and works to resolve them with you That's why discover offers helpful U.S. based representatives available 24/7 discover exceptionally common sense This is doctor Anna palak from total dentistry and streamwood Impala time Everyone wants to start a new year with goals for a happy healthy life But in the new world of 2022 I think.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on Out of Bounds Podcast
"Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I agree. It's just crazy 'cause I'll get messages from people all around the world that are like, oh yeah, I have this the same injuries and they told me their story and I'm like, oh wow, there's a lot more people like me than I thought there was and it's kind of cool how you motivating somebody kind of just comes naturally because when people are like, oh, you inspired me to do this or this. I'm always very grateful because I'm like, you know, that's awesome because I'm just doing what makes me me and I'm just following my gut instinct on pretty much everything and just taking every opportunity that I possibly can. And if I'm motivate somebody else to live their life to do the same, every day is their possibly the last day because you know today could be your last day. We don't know when we're dying so I mean, why not take every single opportunity and why not do things that make you happy even if your family doesn't support you and your friends don't support you and doctors tell you that you can't do something. Because that's what happened with me after my after my injury happened. So how we're going to jump around a little bit because your story is, I don't want to say it's all over, but you literally do everything. Most of the time I interview somebody and we talk about snowboarding for an hour. But you are a surfer a skater, a snowboarder, a motocrosser. You kind of do it all. And you're a speaker. You have this giant story and you're only there under 30. We don't have to, I mean, you already said your age, but you're under 30. We'll keep it under 30. But how. Were your parents? When you were younger, did they like after the injury did they like coddle you and try to protect you or they like motivate you to get out there and go do it or I assume doctors were like your life will never be what it was, so what was like the what made you keep going and like keep trying things and keep failing at things I assume. Oh yeah, definitely. What counts me trying things was a few things that I always grew up with the people told me where a problem was that I'm very loud. I'm very opinionated and I'm very stubborn. And when I first saw my accident, the way that my parents really protected me and didn't really allow me to do a lot because they didn't want me to get injured. They were very adamant about me now retouching a dirt bike again, especially my mom. And I think just my Friends and pretty much everybody around me that just kind of looked at me as some type of sympathy. Like someone to give extra sympathy to you and feel pity for and I hated that. I hated feeling like, okay, I lost my arms, so I'm not capable of doing what I want anymore. That sounds stupid. So it just really made me more determined naturally because I'm so stubborn where I don't want I love proving people wrong. Is somebody says it's impossible for you to write dirt bike again? I just look at them and I'm like, all right, watch me. I'll do it. It's almost kind of like that reverse psychology and other parents tell us, you know, if you don't want your kids to do the dishes, tell them to not do the dishes, you know? That's kind of how it was just like my whole life. And I think it really is kind of catapulted to me to where I'm at today. Yeah, I find it so interesting when I speak to any adaptive sport athlete because you come in and then I'll be transparent. I come in and maybe I tiptoe around something or like and I don't know what proper words to use or I don't and now I'm like, oh no, these people, these humans are way more badass than I am. They're doing like, I think we sometimes as like a society or like ICU have an upper limb injury. And I'm like, oh, let me get that for you. Meanwhile, you're like helping me get down the mountain or like teaching me how to ride a dirt bike better. Like it's this weird, I don't know if it's like a paradox or a complex or I don't know what it is or why. And I love having these conversations because like again, me being transparent, sometimes they put me in really uncomfortable situations because I don't know the proper lingo or I don't know, I don't want to offend anybody, right? So it's so fun to have these conversations with athletes like yourself because you're like, oh no, basically F you, I'm an athlete. I'm better than you. You don't say that. But you know what I mean? Yeah. We're just, I mean, no one's normal, but we're just normal humans, like we're all humans, and just you had something catastrophic happen to you at a young age doesn't mean you can't do something that I can do. And probably because it's better. Yeah, that's actually one thing that I've that I've learned that I'm just known to be adapter community is that just going back to what you said earlier. You don't know someone's going to offend someone. I know some people that are super sensitive about their story because what they went through was really traumatic for them. And they know each of us as a human being individual, we all have our different levels of what we can handle and what we can't and what we can't. I mean, I'm kind of grateful that my accent happened at a young ish age because I was in still that state of mind of being a kid where my brain could still, you know, learn new things and be flexible and stuff and figure things out and get creative and be out of the box I'm grateful for that aspect. But when people are like, oh, well, don't you think you deserve this? Don't you think you deserve that? I'm like, I don't think I deserve anything. I'm just beyond grateful just to have the opportunities that I do. Because just because I lost my arm doesn't mean that what I went through is any more traumatic than a mother losing a child. I don't ever want to experience that. Now, what I go through doesn't mean that I'm entitled to things and I deserve things. I'm just grateful for the opportunities and grateful to be where I'm at. Rather than expecting that things are supposed to be happening just because, you know, I have a story and I lost my arm. Things happen to people every day. That's such a great, I don't want to say hot take, but outlook on that. Because I think we assume the opposite, not in a rude way, but like, you know, I think you are currently fighting to get to have your sport being an Olympic sport, correct a Paralympic sport. Yes. Yeah, my category got cut based off of a vote, not criteria, which I think is very, very wrong, because actually the upper limb female category for the international Paralympic committee we have the most licensed athletes out of all the categories in the paralympics. So how does that happen? So why would we not have enough girls show up at world chance? And not enough girls showed up during the COVID-19 competitions that were there were only like one or two of them. And they ended up getting canceled and they said, well, since no athlete showed up, when nobody was traveling anyways, they're like, we're just going to go and cut the category. So it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I don't know why they did that. Because again, we have a lot of we have a lot of girls that are licensed and a lot of girls that are 1000% ready to compete. So I just wasn't going to start a petition because this is just wrong. And aside from adaptive sports, it's not progressing the sport of snowboarding as a whole. Because there's a little girl with an up and disability watching the paralympics, and she doesn't see somebody like her. How is she ever going to get inspired or motivated to touch a snowboard?.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on I Weigh with Jameela Jamil
"Semi that we spoke about in the podcast. You talk about this law with hashtag disabled lives matter a growing movement the both of us feel passionately about and let's talk about the twenty twenty eight olympics. Yeah this is interesting right so this is a question that i think rather. Yes so yeah. Exactly the paralympics. We need to check this out there as a as a question to all your listeners. The question to the wider society of just bright. What we're going to do here because we saw an opportunity with the paralympics coming. They're going to be in paris and then he's going to be in l. a. but. La is a hotbed we've got we've got so much culture the sport and culture going to collide in a way that we've never really probably ever seen before we had been in london. We flirted with we got. We got there right. London was london was a game changer. But i think we didn't also have that missing ingredient which states has which is a huge. I suppose a bed of unrest people that want more people that i think the british are a little bit like. Put an eye on generalization. I just think america could be could be something that we we've never seen before so let's things are going to be really interesting to see what the paralympics are going to be like in paris because fucking buildings listed and they just don't have a lot of access. It was really shocking to me. When i went the at least america is and this isn't for a great reason but america's Everyone's afraid of being sued. The the access is a phenomenal in los angeles competitor. Anywhere else. i've ever been. Yeah it's it's like. I got there and i'm like oh my god this is what it's like to. Wow i go in the same door ever other people in london. I have to go through the back door down at down a stairwell up through a can lift around on the back. And i carried by way of man to get to the same table as people in most restaurants. La is like you can go through the same fucking doors. Everyone else holy shit so to your point about paris. I think we need to be careful. I think we need to make sure there are obviously people completely across this. I think it's just a really important that we keep the conversation amplify voices that are cooling out where things on quite landing and if if infrastructure is not going to get changed why the hell not what are the metrics here of success but the the international paralympic committee is headed by the most amazing man. His name is andrew parsons and he speaks so powerfully about how he feels. The paralympics can be used as a movement for good..
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Works get on campaigns about how we can bring things to life so the winning mindset. Podcast is an example. Just where we've even invited ions members of staff from around the world conduct interviews with the athletes and find out more about the mental strengthen. Well being of our athletes. So it's a great partnership that has continued to grow year on year. In the fifteen years together craig spence the chief brand and communications officer the international paralympic committee on audiences partnership with the and how alliens is behind. What's ahead allience confidence in tomorrow. Welcome back to the monocle daily. I'm andrew miller still with me artists. James rogers and tisco vits now he in the uk. The government has arrived at the kink ironing stage of its mood. Online safety bill. This is an ambitious scheme to regulate the wild west of the online realm. The idea is to protect internet users from harmful content which has inevitably prompted debate over. Who gets to decide what content is harmful a particular key question when regulating dissemination of disinformation will be the definition of journalists and journalism and famously reluctant. though practitioners of the kroft always talk about ourselves. We must now solemnly address this james. This is a tricky business because one of the best things about journalism. I've always thought is also one of its worst things which is that. They're absolutely all no real formal barriers to entry pretty much. Any yahoo can turn up and have a crack at it. And lord knows i did Is there a definition of journalists that you could actually be universally applied now. I don't think there is. I think this is one of the problems. I mean it clearly. Because of some of the problems we've had with social media in the last few years some form of regulation is probably good idea but exactly what form of regulation is really really difficult to say it's this is a it is my remember. President macron tried. Something in front has been trying something for the last few years which works of a measure of this one of his big policies when he first came in his crackdown on false information and his relationship with the press has been been tricky over that It is really difficult to decide And whichever way this goes there will probably be people excluded who shouldn't be excluded and there will be people who get to go and carry on doing the bad things that supposed to address and weren't because alfred tessa can you. At least perhaps if not put any kind of useful definition around journalists then have a definition of what journalism is that maybe you could say that some particular outlet saw actual solid serious news outlets and others are not or. Is that just going to start. Even more arguments have a general outline and feeling for what is a what is it classic journalistic enterprise and but it has as james says. We don't have clear Route anymore and it's also important to take in the new developments because we are very busy with fake news and all these Bad developments but they're also good developments like citizen journalism for example. So if you look at the past ten years you have organizations like bellinger to started to open source investigations which is also one of these things which is on the borderland between journalism and investigation And then you have People on the ground. In an free countries that upload videos with their phones from human rights breaches of their regimes and their governments. And we need to be able to use them in a way. We need to also classify them of course in a way but all this is part of a new form of journalism which is very important And it can be used to very good but also to very bad results and so we s jape says we'd have to find the definition and it has to do with The this is a profession that tries to bring information to customers and to listeners and readers but it's also about enhancing knowledge in the world where enhanced his violence where it enhances fake news. Then we have to find a law illegal legal system that prevents it and that is something which i think is really important for governments to take a lot more energy time and fans in hands because we need a kind of three d model a legal system to get a big tech companies under control. Who do not really want to journalism. But do it as a site Show and we need to get a grip on that For from consumers as well as for producers joins the problem really when it comes down to not so much with the the broadcasters as the receivers in that you have i mean this is a commonplace of the human condition. People believe what they want to believe. So so there's that. I think everybody is guilty of that to a certain extent but i think also the current media context ever a lot of people simply don't know what to believe because everything when it's on your screen looks more or less as authoritative now as anything else and i think. I think it's probably easy for easier for people like us. Who do this for living in. Who are absolutely steeped in the media and have been oil lives then from the casual consumer who quite often. I think is genuinely bewildered as to what they're looking at. I think this is actually the biggest. Think actually the biggest issue and that is the issue of media literacy because if people are more discerning about what they were seeing. This would not be such a problem. I personally think that you can make the case that people will be if you think about forgo back to one hundred years eleven seven this country that you know. The high point of mass-circulation newspapers and literacy was increasing because of educational reforms. There was a lot stuff that appeared in the newspapers. That people just probably wouldn't by these days stink to of radio and the way that exploded in one thousand nine hundred thousand. Nine hundred thirties became the instrument of propaganda. During the war people subsequently became much more discerning because it lost its novelty idea that suddenly you could hear a voice for a long way away. We're all used to that now. I i hope and suspect that that will happen with this. Too but media literacy is the big thing i mean. The real problem. I think of the last few years has not been the explosion of media and the fact that traditional media have been challenged. The real problem has been that they technological changes have destroyed. Traditional media sources of revenues have relied on for one hundred years or more in the case of printed press and And advertising that broadcast media relied on for most of the second half century. And that's but i think you're right. I think the real problem here is not. What's out there. It's the way that people should be able to see through it and a lot of them. Come because you say look stuff in your first reaction however cynical you on we journalists and known for that is owned goodness it is always a useful exercise tested to think about things that you have personally actually changed your mind about a thing. I've definitely changed mind about. Was i think i used to like a lot of people. Scoff at the idea of media studies as a soft option for bone idle students. 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"international paralympic committee" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"Regions where storms typically form and because of different wind currents who can expect to see changes in where storms typically go so. We're trying to get a handle on. All of the changes that climate change will make in the climatology. Hurricanes carry manual professor of atmospheric sciences at the massachusetts institute of technology in cambridge massachusetts kerry. Thank you very much. You're quite welcome. You're listening to the world. I'm marco werman you're with the world. Athletes are halfway through the paralympic games in tokyo and since the opening ceremony last week the action has been nonstop. the world's bianca hillier has been following the events for us. Hey hey marco. So bianca i have to say. The news out of afghanistan has really taken sites off of tokyo. But actually before we get to the metal council. Let's talk about the afghanistan paralympic team. I know the two athletes zakia who the daddy and hosain resilient. They were stuck in afghanistan after the taliban takeover and they missed the opening ceremony. What is update on them. that's right. The athletes were speaking out on social media trying to get out of kabul and into tokyo and initially both the afghanistan paralympic committee and the international paralympic committee. Said there wouldn't be a safe way to make that happen but over the weekend. The ipc announced both athletes did finally arrive at the games. They didn't say how. The athletes got out of kabul but mentioned it was a quote major global operation with the help of several governments and other agencies at a press conference yesterday. Spokesperson craig spence teared up and said the athletes arrival at the tokyo. Airport was extremely emotional. It was remarkable. It really was a remarkable meeting. Having seen images of the athletes being evacuated on a plane to see them in person in invest safe and well in the pilot pick village is something. I don't think we'll ever forget. Said the anchor. These afghan athletes are in tokyo. Now what events will be competing in. We'll be seeing. Daddy compete in taekwondo and rasul erase on the track this week but other than that. These athletes will largely be out of sight. They've been given permission to skip postgame interviews and won't be speaking with any media during the games and they're so tight lipped that we don't even know if they're going to be headed back to afghanistan after the games that is understandable and wishing the best of luck to those afghans at their upcoming competitions. What about paralympian already. Winning tokyo has a competition. Been so far. We'd be here all day. If i shared the long list of unbelievable moment but there are a few standouts today. India's sumo until had a seriously jaw-dropping dropping thirty minutes of play. Listen to this. He throws javelin and on his. I throw of the day. He set a world record. So amazing start but then on his second throw he broke that world record again and just minutes later. He threw even farther securing yet. Another world record a gold medal and a call from prime minister. Narendra modi him in that video until is sitting down hair still sweaty from competition and he's clutching his gold medal in his hand while talking to the prime minister..
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on Woman's Hour
"A part to play in the legacy that there were unstable. All some male only sports at the paralympics for example the blind football is owned by male athletes. Yes So there's a question of time. I think encouraging women who now maybe realized they can compete in in events like wheelchair rugby. Which is a mixed events also issues around the lack of women in leadership positions in paris too. But you said forty two percents of all athletes here are women. Certainly not where it should be. But it's definitely moving in the right direction. It's an increase over the last nine years if you look at london. Two thousand twelve is increased by eighteen. Point seven percents and the ipc. The international paralympic committee say it is definitely one of their top priorities as here. Let's look ahead now. We are about midway through the paralympics will. Can we look forward to in the coming days. Oh plenty more. We're going to see the great dame sarah storey back in action tamar. She's already won one gold. Hey she's got two more opportunities still to come forty three years old now. Eighth consecutive paralympic games and two more gold whittlesey become the greatest british power olympic athletes of all times. What order record. That would be the currently held by mike. Kenny swimmer sixteen goals dame sarah storey at fifteen currently. We've got kadena cox going again. We've already seen how win two golds in the velodrome. She didn't unprecedented unprecedented double in rio five years ago for british athlete where she won gold in cycling and in track running. She is trying to do that again. He said we will see her on the track. 'em in the national stadium right now. She'll be competing later this week. In the four hundred meters and then later today a more kind of global icon. If you like we're gonna see another glimpse of her tatyana mcfadden. She's one of the icons of the paralympics competing in seven events here in tokyo and an amazing back story. She was born in russia in one thousand nine hundred nine into an orphanage. She was born with spina bifida she couldn't she couldn't walk but there was no access to a wheelchair as she walked on our hands for the first six years of her life. She was adopted by an american woman moved to the states and has since changed laws as well in. Us schools to allow the equal opportunities for disabled students. Alongside able bodies so again. I've mentioned it already. But the stories here at the harlem picks it just remarkable brilliant here and hopefully our gold medals on or in fact all of our medals table. We are sitting second place on that table. Hopefully we shall remain if not rise. Thank you very much. Katie smith for your expertise. They're out in tokyo. You're listening to women's our still to come on the program where reflecting on our reflection which mirror makes you look your finest. We're going to be talking about good mirrors and bad mirrors and we wanted to hit your mirror stories. You can text women's hour on eight four eight four four on social media at bbc woman's hour and you can email us through our website and i forget if you ever to catch up on a program. You've missed you. Pop over to bbc sounds online. We're going to talk about the arts. Melby magical story of the world's favourite nanny arriving on cherry tree lane is back in london's west end at the prince..
2 Afghan Athletes Arrive in Tokyo to Compete in Paralympics
"From Afghanistan have arrived in Tokyo to compete in the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee said they were informed the two members of the Afghan Paralympic team would not be allowed to travel to Tokyo that news kicked off a global effort to get the two evacuated safely. In a statement, the I, P C Athletes council chairperson said. Both athletes have been extremely clear that after years of training they wanted to Compete on the biggest stage of all the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and the fact that so many authorities have combined to make this possible truly wonderful. Coming up
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on Burn It All Down
"I had a great experience with a family member who ended up with the disability on that. Tell my love for disability. Sport came in to play in. I sought out as many volunteer opportunities. As i could. I went to a great university. That offers adaptive has got to be witches really rare. There's not a lot of programs out there because they offer it. They had a lot of connections with the pero. Sport world volunteered a lot through that became at track and field. Appear track and field official. Wasn't exactly my strength. So then i you know. Continue to work through the volunteer ranks until met the right people to get trained as a class fire. And i've been doing this for. I believe about five years. I've been classifying for the us. Now i'm just a us class for. I shouldn't say just there are so i'm the first layer athletes that go through us than if they want to compete internationally. They also go on and get classified internationally. Okay so the classification process for athletes do the is it so they start at the sport that they want to compete in in nationally so that they would see you and what is that process like for them. As submitting materials is a do they pick the classification in or is it a discussion. It is kind of a process that not a lot of people understanding. It is evolving. So what i tell you right now is probably gonna change in the year after that. So i question. Doesn't athletes start at national and then go onto international. There are some athletes that will just go straight onto international in the us. That's not as common in other countries where internationals their only opportunity. That's more common every athlete. That competes at the paralympic level when we start to look at the winter games or summer games has to have an international klatten. They moved now to where every athlete has a class before they get to. The games in the past at rio was the first time. Actually put that in place. Yeah in the past they could get classed at the at the games. Yeah which is intimidating if you're an athlete and you get there and you've been training at a certain class will use my kind of area that i know. I know. it's not winter sport bedroom field if they train it. Let's say a t fifty three which is a seated athlete. Typically spinal cord injuries in impaired muscle. Power or impaired range of motion there. The next level up would be t fifty four. And let's say they get to the international gains in there than class at a t fifty four. They have a whole different set of times. They have to try to meet So we try to get them. Class prior to the games in we try to class them as accurate as possible at the us level or the national level. There other national bodies that will cover that so that they're in the best possible seat so how we do that because that was your satisfaction. They they do some paperwork. They have to submit medical documentation that they would have the minimal disability requirement. There is not set by the international paralympic committee. There's a ten impairments that they can classify on men there's minimal criteria for each one. They submit that to our u. s. national offices. They review it then. Local organizing bodies decide whether or not they want to host a panel. A panel is made up of technical class. Fire a medical class liar and that again is set by the ipc to decide what all is needed on. The us level will go with just a medical technical on the international level than they would also have a chief class fire in addition so it's a panel.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Two of top level international sports. The Paralympics opening ceremony was held today Organizers are embracing a human rights campaign for people with disabilities. So why the pedestals on the pity tolerated? We're not special. That's not what it's like. That's a clip from a video for we, the 15, meaning 15% of the world's population having disabilities the stigma attached to disability changes when you watch the sport That's, according to Craig Spence, a spokesman for the International Paralympic Committee. As he says, these games will change your attitude toward disability. So let's get to the sports more than 4000 athletes competing across 22 events. The world's Bianca Hillier is on the Olympic and Paralympic Games beat for us So Diego we saw a few new sports at the Olympics this summer or any new sports showing up at the Paralympics. Yeah, there are two new ones. Badminton and taekwondo are on the Paralympic lineup for the first time for bad men in Japan's own Huma Yamazaki is a fan favorite to win both the doubles and singles events. And the taekwondo competition is really stacked. You're going to want to be watching Amy true, stale from Great Britain, who is a clear favorite for a medal this year and also bowler beard and gunboat from Mongolia. He's got a lot of credentials under his belt. He's currently ranked first in the world and is a four time world champion. Which has earned him nicknames like the Mongolian Monster and the Unbeatable Mongolian fighter, and it's important to remember these bad men and taekwondo athletes have been at the top of their game for years and decades in some cases, but they've never gotten to compete on the Paralympic stage for such an international audience and For some of them. A gold medal is kind of that last empty spot in their trophy case that they want to fill. So Tokyo 2020 is going to be a new and major opportunity for these athletes. Yeah, that's exciting. Definitely gonna be watching out for those new sports and players. But let's not forget the repeat athletes coming back to the Paralympics who are the reigning champs on your radar? Lot to choose from here. First. There's Fanny Militia, a swimmer from Hungary at 16. She was the youngest athlete to represent her country at the 2000 and eight games and Tokyo is her fourth time at the Paralympics, and she's only gotten better. Over the years in 2020. She was even named female athlete of the year by Hungary's glamour magazine. I reached out to her after she landed in Japan. And she shared why the Paralympics and her sports swimming are so important to her At my very first swimming competition. I'm asked for the first time people the same impairments. That was the point. When I said I found my group, my spot and my go in Tokyo is to finish as the least at the Paralympics. As you can imagine, Marco, That's a goal I heard from a lot of athletes, including Brazilian. Some are Daniel Dia's Who is South America's most decorated paralympian ever with 24 medals already to his name. He's actually announced that he's calling it quits after Tokyo and retiring after a successful career, But he says he doesn't want his legacy to just be about his trips to the podium. Okay, the Phoenix architect the androgynous you did. Your boss is issued by forcing more into Grange. Partial is a great songs, grand subject. Speaking about Paralympians, Diaz said. What defines each one of us is what is inside of us and inside of us, There's a very strong force capable of achieving big dreams and big goals. Dis added that he wants his legacy to be about breaking the barrier of prejudice that sometimes surrounds Paralympians. That would certainly make a mark are their sports Bianca included in the Paralympics that are not at the Olympics. Yeah, There are two of them. The first is Bacha, which is played by athletes with neurological impairments that impact their motor function. This is really similar to the Italian game of Bochy. Athletes throw balls at a target on the ground and try to get the ball as close to the target as possible. Then there's also gold ball. It's actually one of the oldest Paralympic sports. And was the first sports specifically for athletes with visual impairments here. Each team has three players who try to throw their ball into the opponent's net, which is a big net kind of like a soccer net. Turkey and Lithuania took gold back in Rio in 2016, But Israel's women's team has made some serious strike since then, and they could possibly get their first gold ball medal this summer in Tokyo. Go Ball and Baca looking forward to that, and much more. A lot of action. The world's Bianca Hillary has been covering the Olympics and Paralympics for us, Bianca Thanks for raising the curtain. Thanks so much, Marco. The Paralympic opening ceremonies in Tokyo today had fireworks dancing and the iconic parade of athletes no fans in the stands. Of course, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris was one of the dignitaries in attendance. You can check out the sights on our instagram. Find.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"Pedestals on the pitchy tolerate full. We're not special always lie. That's a clip. From a video for we the fifteen meaning. Fifteen percent of the world's population having disabilities the stigma attached to disability changes. When you watch the sport. That's according to craig spence a spokesman for the international paralympic committee as he says these gains will change your attitude toward disability. So let's get to the sports more than four thousand athletes competing across twenty two events. The world bank hillier is on the olympic and paralympic games. Beat for us so we saw a few new sports at the olympics is summer any new sports showing up at the paralympics. Yeah there are two new ones badminton and taekwondo or on the paralympic lineup for the first time for badminton. Japan's own huma. Yamazaki is a fan favorite to win. Both the doubles and singles events. And the taekwondo competition is really stacked. You're going to want to be watching. Amy trusdale from great britain who is clear favourite for a medal this year and also bollore aired on bought from mongolia. He's got a lot of credentials under his belt. He's currently ranked first in the world and is a four time world champion which has earned him nicknames like the mongolian monster and the unbeatable mongolian fighter. And it's important to remember these badminton. And taekwondo athletes have been at the top of their game for years and decades slum cases. But they've never gotten to compete on the paralympic stage for such an international audience and for some of them. Gold medal is kind of that last empty spot in their trophy case that they wanna fill so tokyo. Two thousand twenty is going to be a new and major opportunity for these athletes. That's exciting definitely going to be watching out for those news. Sports and players. But let's not forget the repeat athletes coming back to the paralympics. Who are the reigning champs on your radar a lot to choose from here. I there's fanny illitch a swimmer. From hungary at sixteen. She was the youngest athlete to represent her country at the two thousand eight games and tokyo is her fourth time at the paralympics and she's only gotten better over the years in two thousand twenty. She was even named Female athlete of the year. By hungary's glamour magazine. I reached out to her after she landed in japan and she shared why the paralympics and her sports swimming are so important to her. At my very first teaming competition i met for the first time beeper. Same impairments. This was the point that i felt i found my group. My sport and my going. Tokyo is to finish as a middle east at the paralympics. As you can imagine. Marco that's a goal. I heard from a lot of athletes. Including brazilian zimmer daniel diaz who is south america's most decorated paralympian ever with twenty four medals already to his name he's actually announced that he's calling it quits after tokyo and retiring after a successful career. But he says he doesn't want his legacy to just be about his trips to the podium phoenix on the density loss to cut by sowings goons speaking about paralympian diaz said what defines each one of us is what is inside of us and inside of us. There's a very strong force capable of achieving big dreams and big goals. Ds added that he wants his legacy to be about breaking the barrier of prejudice that sometimes surrounds paralympian. that would certainly make mark. Are there sports. Bianca included in the paralympics. That are not at the olympics. Yeah there are two of them. The first is bochum which is played by athletes with neurological impairments. That impact motor function. This is really similar to the italian game of botchy athletes throw balls at a target on the ground and try to get the ball as close to the target as possible. Then there's also goal ball. It's actually one of the oldest paralympic sports and was the first sports specifically for athletes with visual impairments here. Each team has three players who try to throw their ball into the opponent's net which is a big net kind of like a soccer net. Turkey and lithuania took gold back in rio and twenty sixteen. But israel's women's team has made some serious strides then and they could possibly get their first gold medal this summer in tokyo. Go bowl and bochum looking forward to that and much more a lot of action. The world's bianca hillary's been covering the olympics and paralympics for us bianca. Thanks for raising the curtain. Thanks so much marco. The paralympic opening ceremonies in tokyo today had fireworks dancing and the iconic parade of athletes. No fans in the stands. Of course the husband of vice president khama harris was one of the dignitaries in attendance. You can check out the sites on our instagram. Find us at the world dot. Org slash instagram. There have been several iterations of the rolling stones over the years. But drummer charlie watts with a steadfast stone for more than half a century in the band from the start on the beat to the very end news came today that charlie watts has died in london. Eighty years old. He dropped out of the rolling stones tour. A few weeks ago to recover from a medical procedure was seen as something of the quiet rolling stone. As charlie watts set himself in two thousand eight. He never felt the poll to be in the spotlight. Doug like from like ma some people that do the Generally outta like the london still something. I sit and listen to prefer drummers in the van in a claim with charlie watch came to the rolling stones rocker but over the years he adopted the sensibility of jazz drummer in an interview. A singer and rolling stones insider marianne faithfull a few years ago. She told me she was regular at any show. Charlie watts put on with his jazz ensemble. I love seeing from stoves costa to his.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Monocle Daily
"Committees our international federations to ensure that athlete representation model in each of those organizations so that ensures that the health and wellbeing and the phones fleets throughout the spine. Craig spence the chief brand and communications officer the international paralympic committee on allience in partnership with the ipc. And how alliens is behind you for. What's ahead liens confidence in tomorrow. Welcome back to the monocle. Daily andrew melas still with me. Our guests vincent macaroni and florence. Biedermann let us now look at the united kingdom the continuing substance into self parody of much labored verbiage about sending him out to bat for britain bowling position etc. Uk international trade secretary lives trust. Why do these people always have names like mine. Martin nameless characters has announced that britain's new trade envoy to australia will be ian both them in terms that will make no sense too much of audience. And i suspect at least one of our panelists. Both of them was a distinguished. All round cricketer with a test batting average of thirty three point five four and three hundred ninety three wickets at just over twenty eight florid does the name both mean anything to you at all in the slightest and the friends. I don't look given you said you've been here six years any time. He's really been in. The news during this period is when he Vincent remember feet is. He claimed that he had been hacked off. An unfortunate image appeared on his twitter accounts. Let's just call it unfortunate image. It's always wait isn't when people say they were hacked. It's always kind of unfortunate one. Nothing else but at least while. He's not security envoy or anything like that in florence. Can you at least agree that whoever in both is as a trade envoy he has to pin improvement on prince andrew. Yes even being french. I can say that When you consider also that the the big trade agreement that was signed recently between australia and global britain is supposed to accelerate to have a bonus in gdp of zero comma Zero two percent. I think it proportionate to what this trade relations and the importance of the envoy. Vincent i i am going to throw this one out here As as australian do you think liz trust entirely understands the view. People take of english cricketers. It's not like ian. Both is regarded in australia as as a national hero. Think liz trust go blessed. She's just enthusiastic about everything No i don't think she quite as thought this through. Also i was. I was reading in illness. I didn't realize there's a history with now president iran khan of pakistan as well so You know he can't surprised she didn't send in pakistan's way and given the lack of thought how it would go because they apparently had a law a huge court battle So yeah i mean it. It just does seem strange to when you've got a bitter rivalry when you've got the to think. Oh i know about love a british a british crickets. Yeah well not so much. British crickets english cricketer is this is the real issue. I think florence. France go marching for this sort of thing. Do you make inexplicable celebrities government appointees and send them abroad to do the republic's work. I think it happens. Yes for diplomats like sometime have surprising nomination. maybe i shouldn't give names but I mean i think it's the case. Also in other countries in a special in diplomacy. And when you get the united states i mean many. Many people have been appointed ambassadors who were never diplomats in their life just because the support that or this brought in not only like the republican but also the democrats. Whatever so. I think it's something that happens. Everywhere and kind of her knees him we can see that in every government i think if i recall the position rightly straight. You did attempt to make tony abbott. The former prime minister some sort of trade envoy but britain did that. We've done that he is. He's on the board of our trae. I think we couldn't believe. I'll lock at that point. I think that his reaction is like if you won't it more. I literally spent years creeping around parliament with pawsey suddenly A couple of years ago he inexplicably got this past the house of commons and he would just wander around and he would just go to the conservative party conference for fun so he'd been lobbying for some kind of job for years. It was very strange characters. Such a fan boy of the uk. He he's an old fellow tonia but on on that much we can agree between our two bitterly royal if that's a word nations. But i i do want to ask vincent you you are. He's speaking for britain. That's role this table half our scottish breakaway nonetheless. If we agreed it's all that ian both is going to be the trade envoy to australia. And i suppose somebody has to do it etc. Is that actually any weed than the fact. He's a lord. I mean he used to play cricket i will. I will admit through gritted teeth. He was extremely good at it. But he's lord he gets a say in the laws of the ice fach so not to kind of slow too much into it but my thesis was on reform of the house of lords. And when you look through the cast of characters hundreds of them people in the hassles i mean. He is more qualified than a damn loud of them. There is still a section of the lord's that is hereditary. This is the goaling part. about britain. Preaching democracy around the world is that there is a hereditary element to the house of lords. There was a group of about ninety of them who were the rumford was left after the new labour government tried to get them out and instead of them just dying often their positions disappearing. In the lord's they then have an election of their descendants so the current laws therein the left than elect at the the descendants of the of the other hereditary lords can put themselves up for an election and the electorate is just the other laws. It is absolutely ridiculous. And i was looking in both in did as his maiden speech last year he. He's a massive supporter of brexit. And it was sort of reward for that from the prime minister. Although he is sitting cross bench he is that says to sort of champion. Sport especially community has been hit by the pandemic and he's done a lot of charity work particularly around around cancer and so he is going to champion those things and it just you know. I know people in the house. All to do. Bring vast expertise of science of medicine of top. Paris's there is some great expertise there but you know you do wonder about some of the people that have got in a and he is someone he think does he really have any idea. Recall about trade. And and what's involved i think. Did you plan for reforming. The house of lords involves pitchforks. Not quite not quite that far. I think i was looking at like senate model was my kind of a sixty percents. Senate and forty percent appointed by an independent panel. Not the government of the day. I'm not going to allow that. Frankly treasonous note to be the last word of florence. If this is to be your last daily. I think you should have the last word and especially on the basis of what vincent has just outlined there after six years here. Does this country make any sense to you whatsoever. No surprise florence vitamin and vincent macaroni. Thank you both very much and florence. Thank you for all your previous contributions to al shows. Finally august twenty fourth is a big day in uruguay where it is known. It says he has no shade no shade illinois style jer. I think that was right. At the second attempt anyway translates as night of nostalgia. People play old hits and take to the dance floor is the biggest night of uruguay years. Surpassing even new year's eve eleven. America affairs correspondent lucinda elliott centers. This report from montevideo. It does contain cheesy music as focused evening which falls in the depths of the southern.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on WBUR
"Isaac. Paralympics begin in a few hours with the opening ceremony in Tokyo. The event will have 4400 athletes competing over 539 medals events across 22 sports reporter Katie Smith is in Tokyo and spoke to me earlier about the games. This is the biggest platform and the largest stage that disability sport has the Paralympics. Here is the pinnacle and you mentioned the pandemic there. I think, especially in the pandemic, Ironically, because no fans will be allowed into the stadiums. It's all going to be on television, and it's going to be the most covered Paralympics ever. NBC in America are putting it on prime time TV in Japan as well. They've got more hours than ever before, and it's pretty spectacular. Is it when you look 162 nations are still taking part in that? That's three more than they were at Rio as well. We got five nations making their debut here as well. Bhutan, Paraguay, So the global depth is huge. But as you say it is still just a starting point. I think for visibility around disability, not just disability sport, Of course, huge questions have been asked about whether the game should take place or not. Tokyo is in the midst of a state of emergency because of Covid fans will not be allowed. Many of the venues and the president of the International Paralympic Committee, Andrew Parsons, said the games are the most important competition for the Paralympic Movement of all time. Personal disability have been left behind and By different societies. If you seeds, for example, numbers of people with disabilities, nine encounters due to covid, and then the lack of health services access to public service that are supposed to be inclusive. We are seeing other movements. Uh and we are happy about that. They are moving there. Had the advancing black lives matter. Movement like me to the LGBTQ. Plus, uh, let's sit movement. Really moving forward, And we believe that disability movement is a little bit behind and the Paralympics being the only global event valuing disability, putting personal disability at the heart of the event it was needed. One of the stars of the Games will be German long jumper Markus Ram. He's a world record holder in that event and the scene attitudes to athletes living with disabilities change When I started, Atlantic was always like, Oh, great to do Athletics. Oh, great. You still jump. Um, great. You jumped 6 50 term 77 50, And then it became different once you jump eight beats Plus And once you compete against Olympic athletes and being even better, I always said, my goal is to break the 8 50 barrier and I wants to have the Paralympic German record has to be higher than the little German record. This is just, uh Let's say a signing statement. I wanna I want to set for the Paralympic sports because people still underestimate what Olympians are able to to to do. And this is a statement to prove the problem. Yeah, we'll be seeing many of those statements throughout the Paralympic Games, which opening just under four hours time. Isaac. Thank.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on WSB-AM
"Nationwide worry about kids getting covid in school. We find a majority of parents nationwide or at least somewhat concerned about their Children contract in the Coronavirus followed school and most parents support requiring students to wear masks. 58% of them do parents in Florida today, take the governor to court today, arguing his ban on school mask mandates is an overreach of his authority in Waverly, Tennessee. There's just so many people missing right now we don't like it's hard to have hope. A desperate search effort is underway after catastrophic flooding, Waverly is overwhelmed by 17 inches of rain. In 24 hours, Children were swept away on Eastbrook side for these homes back up to Trace Creek. Twin babies. Ryan and Riley were ripped from their father's arms. Their bodies later recover, reporter Alexandra Cohen says more than 20 or dead, dozens missing. Georgia power crews had to Connecticut to assist utilities there and restoring electricity lost during Tropical Storm Andrea. Hundreds evacuate rising water in helmet, A New Jersey The time we left the house, the water is up to the ceiling in the basement. Now a tropical depression on re continues to dump rain as it crawls along The New York Connecticut state line. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's leaving office today after former staffers and aides accused him of sexual harassment. He's applied for his pension. Lieutenant governor, Kathy Khokha will be sworn in just after midnight as New York's first female governor. The Pentagon enlists Atlanta based Delta and other airlines to assist in the evacuation from Kabul. Afghanistan. Looking at now is these aircraft will not be flying into Kabul will be going in and out of military bases. Aviation industry analyst Jay Ratliff says. The airlines will move evacuees once they're already out of Afghanistan. Deltas committed three planes and crew already the flag of Afghanistan will be displayed during opening ceremonies of the Paralympic Games. Tuesday in Tokyo, even though the athletes themselves will not be there. The president of the International Paralympic Committee says they want to demonstrate their solidarity with the Afghan delegation after Macy's and Toys R US team up targets, announcing plans to add more than 100 Disney stores inside Target locations in time for the holiday shopping season and WSB sports after a nine and a road trip. The Braves are home tonight against the Yankees. Atlanta's lead in the analyst is five games. WSB news time 9 30 to the news cycle is heating up this summer. 95.5 WSB is here 24 hours a day with live local reporters, keeping you connected to what's happening in Atlanta.
"international paralympic committee" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"That Olympic theme that we wait years to hear that, as we watch the show and anticipation of some of the greatest contest known to mankind. And, uh, it looks like it's gonna be a little different this year. Maybe not as exciting as we remember, Uh, the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to start in a couple of weeks. ABC is Mark Remillard has an update very important update on what's going to happen in Tokyo and Mark welcome back to the show. Hey, thank you. That's right. No Spectators. This time that decision being made just within the last day or so as the country has instituted yet another state of emergency, so the country's actually been under a state of emergency due to Covid 19. But that ends on Sunday. The government has now moved to re up that state of emergency and it will run Through August 22nd, which means the entirety of the Olympic Games is going to occur under the state of emergency. And as such all the stakeholders, the International Olympic Committee, the government of Japan, the International Paralympic Committee, and others came together and had Pull the plug on allowing Spectators inside the venues. Uh, they say they have no choice. Uh, totally get it. If you're not vaccinated like we are, Uh, they're they're vaccination program got underway Really late. What was What was their strategy behind that? Yeah, well, you know, it's probably, uh, early on at least. Like most places. It was probably an issue of supply. But, um, you know, right now the country only has about 15%. Of fully vaccinated at this point. Now they say that the people involved in the Olympics something like 80% of people involved in the Olympics are going to be vaccinated, but I mean, it's still you know, this is, um This is a an Olympic games that's occurring under the weight of the pandemic, and it really does seem like it is that some point coming down to cash and money that the Olympic International Olympic Committee stands to lose a lot of money if the games are canceled, and so it seems like you know, they're working to try and do whatever they can to allow the games to go on. And in the point being that most of the money that the international committee makes is through the broadcast, right. So you can still put on the games. You can still broadcast the games and and still, um, you know really financially, uh, recoup or or Aaron your profits for most of it, but the spectator issue is going to have a very different feel this time. No question. But you know, I also don't want to discount the importance of what this stuff means to the athletes to and the people who are involved in it. It's not to say that the entire thing is about money, but it's you know, it's a big part of it in a big consideration, and they already delayed it a year. Right? It's 2021. These are the 2020 Summer Olympics. Right. And listen, You can't blame the TV networks because they have to haul over all the equipment. They've got to pay the people to to announce these things, although they probably do it remotely. I imagine just like a lot of sports have been done. Not just here in the U s. But around the world lately, Uh, so you know, and they're and they're entitled to make a profit off of their investment. If you will. So, but it's just the idea that you have this new billion dollar stadium they built in Tokyo for the games. That won't be filled, and I'm sure they'll use it for Baseball or something after it's all over. You know the they're pretty resourceful, so they probably built all these venues with with after the games in mind, just the idea, though again. No fans after we just went through a couple of seasons here in the US of that, and now I'm kind of curious. Um, these are athletes. Who aren't used to playing in front of fans. Look at USA Basketball. These guys are used to playing with no fans. We had a whole season of that, but some of these others, I wonder how it will affect their performance as we go. Yeah, yeah, that's a good question. It's going to be a very different feel to the game and to the games. Certainly, and you know, it's just so interesting to see like, I don't know if you watch the Stanley Cup last night, but last night, the Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup in the stadium is virtually full. And it's so here in the U. S. It's such a different story. Than what it is in other parts of the country. And so you know, here we have the Stanley Cup game go on with the full stadium yet in Tokyo just about two weeks from now, a brand new $1.4 billion Stadium will virtually go unused, at least for it's initial purpose. As as you mentioned, it could be obviously used in the future for other things, but I mean, even the torch relay has been moved off of the streets of Tokyo and they're going to be doing it in surrounding remote islands off of, uh, that as parts of Japan so The whole thing is going to be very different and very unique as much of what has happened in the last year and a half for most of the world and in other circumstances. The things have been very bizarre over the last year and a half, and I think that it's going to be very different this time as well for the Olympics, but the games will go on. It appears Yeah, well, good out the Spectators. I'm glad the games are going on. I wonder if NBC and you wouldn't know the answer this unless you've found out somehow, if they're going to pipe in fake crowd noise like they did for the NFL, I don't know baseball. I know. I don't know that that's going to be something. Were you scheduled to go at all as part of this as part of the ABC coverage mark I have not. I don't know who's who's being sent for for our team. Um, you know, on the broadcast on the television side, or for radio, the radio division. I'm not really sure, but no, I I was not related to go. It's a long haul. I'll tell you not just obviously, then since I've run in New York, But those are long days when you're working those Olympic Games out here. Oh, yeah, and and and then working under a pandemic where your your movements will be limited. Uh and there will be only certain Times, uh, you will be able to move about and then covid tests probably every day Instant covid tests. So you've you've paid enough through the pandemic with your wedding being delayed? You guys are all married you and your wife. Now everything's everything's all legal. Everything went great. We got married in our apartment over Zoom as a result of, uh Pandemic, but yeah, man, everything went great. And, uh, yeah, I have to ask. You can't believe it. If you can believe it. It's been a year. We already had our first and get out of here. Remember? We're talking about that. I have to ask, and I never did because I don't want to be nosy. But did you guys ever go on a honeymoon? No, no. And we haven't We visit Covid. You know, we've just Yeah, largely been my here in New York. It's just nowhere to go yet. Planning that at some point, But you know, just until things lighten up a little bit, and you know, we will do.