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Minneapolis police union says there's no problem with systemic racism, but is open to reform
"Yesterday in the one o'clock hour Bob Kroll was her feature gassed in machines on right now to talk about this the the interview rishi thanks for coming on give me give me from when you're in the moment when you look back at it the most notable part of the interview the the some of some of the comments of Bob Kroll made that to you has so much been a journalist for a long time most news worthy well I think it's partly when he was trying to describe the union's role and the four different I think he said mayoral terms that he was part of the negotiations over the years with the union contract and I thought that was notable and that's part of the reason I actually wanted him to come on was to help people really understand what is the role of the union because I watched for weeks now as a lot of people are blaming him for my city burning down and I'm telling you it's my city because I live in it you and I work in it and I know there are a lot of layers to this is a dynamic situation and I don't know that you can put the blame for what happened on the weekends during the week of may twenty fifth on any one doorstep and I know you can't put it on his because that's just not his role so when he described the role of the union the negotiations from his past with past administrations mayors city council and then that he does want to be it sounds to me like part of the solution I asked him if he's visited the site I asked him did he visit thirty eighth in Chicago and he said he didn't really visited he went by it and that was interesting for me because he probably would you help me I don't know but my guess is he knew it might have been a spectacle if he had shown up but I think it was important that he at least drove by it and that's why I asked about that a number of times with me and a number of times this last week when he did a series of interviews he was asked if he believes there are systemic racism within the police department which then affects people of color in Minneapolis he we he adamantly said no you'll have said on the station many times as a person of color that you have face racism in the city of Minneapolis is it then fair to say that you don't agree with Bob Kroll on his point I think the question was is there systemic racism in the police department I think there is systemic racism in our city I think there is in our entire state I believe it is so insisted that a lot of people don't really understand it you know questions Chad that I've gotten in my mother has gotten throughout our lifetimes where you from and when we say Dinah accessory grew up that's where she still lives people come back at us with more questions will know where you from and I know where they're going and I I kind of don't want to play ball so finally I will say if you mean my country of origin I was born in Sri Lanka but I'm an American so like it it was that kind of commentary that I'm talking about it's as a specific they'll because Bob pushes back and says of those separately there is not systemic racism in the Minneapolis police department I adamantly disagree I think the data is over well me where do you stand do you think there's systemic racism in the Minneapolis police department how you would be treated compared to how I would be treated it's an interesting question because I think the black Minneapolis resident is treated differently from you and for me I have not been pulled over because I'm brown I was actually murdered at gun point in twenty thirteen and the Minneapolis police officers and other members of the system connected to juvenile court that dealt with me we're very respectful I think Bob can have an opinion that there's not systemic racism you can believe there is I mean I'm probably leaning closer to you on this because I think this city there's an issue with systemic racism in the city I mean I take it to even the renaming of lake Calhoun we renamed lake Calhoun because Calhoun was bad well the name we replace it with is from a native peoples and also did some things other native people but some people don't have issues with that so there's racism everywhere is it systemic absolutely in our city in our state is only happening at the police department no I think when you have mayors and Cassidy council people who aren't necessarily passing the laws in the ordinances that are fair to all of us you know when it comes to getting loans when it comes to other parts of living in what we have to do it it goes very deep and this is where a state it is a dynamic and very layered problem why is my deep blue black is not just on the police it really isn't
Supreme Court sides with Trump on deportations of asylum-seekers
"The U. S. Supreme Court has ruled the trump administration can deport some people seeking asylum without allowing them to make their case to a federal judge High Court seven to two decision applies to people who fail their initial asylum screenings making them eligible for quick deportation or ex expedited removal the justices ruled in the case of a man who said he fled persecution in Sri Lanka but failed to persuade immigration officials that he faced harm if he returned the man was arrested soon after he slipped across the US border from
India-China clash: 20 Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting
"Why did Chinese and Indian troops fight in a remote valley along their shared border this happened high up in the Himalayas with thousands of troops from both countries have been stationed for decades at least twenty Indian troops died in the fighting and China won't disclose how many casualties it suffered for some explanation we've got NPR's Emily Feng in Beijing and NPR's India correspondent Lauren Frayer on the line learn this is a very specific part of the world the very remote part of the world what's this place like and what does India say happens there right so no well this is at fourteen thousand feet up in the Himalayas subzero temperatures there's almost no civilian population there and so that we have to rely on the two militaries to tell us what happened and they have different versions of the story both say the other started it we do know it was hand to hand combat with stones and wooden clubs because they have this agreement not to carry guns in that borders on an Indian Army colonel is among the dead India has been building a road in the area that could be used to deploy a future troops more quickly China may see that as a provocation both sides have been pouring in more troops and building more infrastructure there recently and so that's led to some scuffles in recent weeks have also been some high level military talks as recently as last weekend actually to try to defuse tensions but you know the opposite appears to have happened okay so that's from India's perspective Emily you're in Beijing what is China saying about what happened China says it bears no responsibility for what happened and it says it was Indian soldiers who first crossed into this no-man's land that separates the troops stationed in this valley yesterday night China's military put out a statement in which they accused Indian troops of cloak deliberately launching a provocative attack and big knowledge that tensions have been simmering for a while I spoke to retired colonel and and China's army his name is you have gone about why he thinks this clash happened here sure I'm not sure sure sure gallantry you know it's also one of them he said it was inevitable given tensions that people were going to die in a border clash between India and China and he put the blame on Indian prime minister Modi's who as a leader he said taking a more aggressive expansionary approach colonel yeah believes like many people in China that India provoked this clash so they could score points with more nationalistic voters in India and as Lawrence of we don't have that many details about what actually happened unlike India China's been very real to to share any information I asked the foreign ministry today white they can't give us casualty numbers and they said verbatim they didn't need to why is this so sensitive in China most likely it's because Chinese soldiers were killed in the clash and that's an embarrassing and very rare occurrence China's military last night admitted that there were casualties in general stemming from this clash but they didn't say which side in which they occurred China also says they're not releasing casualty numbers because they don't want to infuriate their own citizens and much of the escalate learn I want to ask you about what is at stake for India here because we're talking about the world's two most populous countries and both of them have nuclear weapons it is worried about its own territorial integrity I mean it doesn't want to lose land on this border to China China has been pretty aggressive in India's backyard of China is a close friend an investor in Pakistan which is India's arch rival next door China's building ports and infrastructure in places nearby like Sri Lanka Nepal across Southeast Asia and even farther afield India is the world's largest democracy Washington sees it as a buffer to China's influence in the region and if India suffers a stinging defeat at the hands of the Chinese military really challenges that idea so what is the Indian government saying so prime minister narendramodi had a coronavirus meeting today and at the start he observed a moment of silence for the slain soldiers he also made his first public comments about this clash hi from the doctor he said India wants peace but that if provoked India is capable of giving a fitting reply and he said India would never compromise its integrity and sovereignty so that sounds pretty tough but it may be aimed more at his domestic audience actually because here's what it sounds like when you turn on the TV in India today he was DVS China devious China has broken the peace after forty five years the consequences our great so that's a TV news anchor sounding pretty angry there's a hashtag trending today trying to get out so there's a lot of emotion in India right now the Indian Army however has been very measured urging commented actually noted that it was the cold that killed the majority of these troops that were wounded in battle but then they succumbed to subzero temperatures is what the army said to technically not killed by this Chinese soldiers the army made that distinction and so seems to be trying to de escalate here okay so in India at least at the government level and attempt to de escalate Emily what is China's government saying what are they telegraphing China is trying to de escalate as fast as possible first of all the average Chinese person is not paying attention to this clash it simply is not a story in China there's been no coverage in state media beyond this military statement and second China's foreign ministry said today that Beijing is maintaining close communications with India and that they both agree dialogue as the way
The Serena Slam Begins
"Tenth Edition of Roland Garros Relieved here with you on the tennis podcast, and it features all Williams. Sisters final from two thousand and two Venus Against Serena and we have just watched it, and it was the start of Serena Williams dominating and. It was it's been fascinating. We've watched little moments from all of their next three Grand Slam finals that would follow straight away as well, and it's just one of the great stories of tennis. The there's ever happened. Really the the Williams Sisters Story and it never ceases to intrigue me just to watch how they try to deal with the moments how to deal with the situation that they're in. And we're here to relive it with you on the tennis podcast Katherine how you doing I'm. Okay the same thanks David. In the same spot out there's. Nothing changes. In the same position as well. I'm so glad I bought my new office chair before. Episodes basically been here for. Ten straight days and Now. Beds right next door to it. Yes I two thousand and two. In two thousand two. What were you doing in two thousand and two things picks up on the family photo album front, Catherine O. F T. Year and I remember study leave coinciding exactly with the French Open. Which? Recouping Great. To treat. Filed for juggled manage that Juggling Act potentially better than you did in the lost years. I'm saying I didn't want to repeat any of my qualifications exactly ten years on from when from what I completely failed mine at. Two, thousand and two, you were six. Yeah, not too much to report really. Just getting on with it properties. Getting on. Roy David vs your this must have been your first years of freelance. Yeah left the ATP by this time, and I was going off to tournaments on my Just trying to wet for anybody you'd have me and yes I remember covering Rome shortly before this French. Open that. We're talking about right now. member covering Serena in interviewing hair and yeah is it was an interesting time? To be covering the sports in that way. And I. What's My I in that year for BBC Radio Five Live? So yeah, it was the start of a very different chapter. For me! And Yeah. There's so much going on in the tennis world. There was this crossover Rivera's, wasn't it? Because we we we still saying these head to head rivalries, but this one became more and more prevalent with every passing tournaments, and just to give you an idea of what else was going on in the world at that time in two thousand to the Queen Mother died. The all spoons premiered on MTV. Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka. Government signed ceasefire ending nineteen years of civil war. And fifty percent of the UK population by now have Internet access. That one's for you Catherine thirty. Keep it partridge. What would I need to save for it? NOT TO BE PARTRIDGE? I was just thinking before you said the Internet thing always thinking Oh. This is on tricky today. Of taking a step up. and. Go my favorite bit. Getting used to it. So tennis wise. At this point, we have moved on a year from yesterday. Show when Jennifer Capriati when the French Open title, the rest of that year was dominated by Venus Williams. Who Won Wimbledon and the US Open beating Serena in the final? What has happened so far in two thousand and two Matt Well Jennifer kept `priority has defended her Australian Open title a tournament which Serena had to miss through injury and Venus Williams loss of the first ever to Monica salish. still whenever I see that Monica was still going strong in two thousand and two. That always kind of amazes me. Yes? Then they get on the hull courts and Serena really starts dominating. She doesn't actually she doesn't actually lose. A match competed national hard court in two thousand and two to start the season both sisters. Boycott Indian Wells for the first time following the racists incident in two thousand and one. That's a boycott that would go on until Twenty fifteen for Serena Twenty sixteen for Venus. And, then Serena gets her first tore level where against Venus in the Miami semifinals, six two six two and then announces a South was one of the favorites full the French, open by winning Rome beating Justyna non Jennifer Cat `priority so. That definitely you know. Venus is obviously dominated the before Serena's now really becoming a force Worth I'm actually wrote that they were threatening to tiger is. I think that being in terms of what tiger woods was doing. Ingolf at that stage just become such a dominant force and they were the they were. They were the driving force in the game. They were the biggest stoves, the biggest stories getting the biggest crowds and actually align i. read his that. Talks of combining the tools though bit like we've been talking about recently with this with this merger idea, but it was very much. Kind of the pay and coaching the Women's tool to relocate Ponte Vedra where they had their head offices and. Thinking that, it made sense for the ATP. Jomo thumbs alliant. Is that boils down to this on AC- went be around for much longer, and no other male player comes close to the international stardom of the Williams sisters. Why not try to get in on the action?
Sri Lanka police to arrest citizens not following social distancing rules in public places
"Police police in in Sri Sri Lanka Lanka say say they'll they'll arrest arrest those those not not following following social social distancing public places with effect from Tuesday these include supermarkets and banks a senior officer said health officials had granted powers to police to arrest and prosecute those who violate the directive issued to prevent the spread of coronavirus
Celebrating The Life Of The Buddha
"Good morning it's May the seventh. I'm pretty sure and Thursday morning and I'm live if you can't see me now hope you can watch me sometime today. It is beautiful here Crystal Lake Illinois so I hope you're having good weather where you are. Today is very special day. Today is the day that is recognized all over the Buddhists world while this season is but different cultures have different days for their official date. May the seventh today. This year is the official Visa Day. Bassac means It's it's we call it Buddha Day an English and it's the celebration the biggest celebration in the Buddhist world but it's a celebration of a Buddha's birth his enlightenment and then his final enlightenment when he dies so we're really celebrating the life of the Buddha and we've rolled all those those important dates together to basically have a beautiful celebration. That's a reminder to us of a great our great teacher and The things that he led a path for us to experience so what he did in what he achieved and what he experienced we also to experience for ourselves so having a a path finder The Buddha was for us is is is beautiful. Things of the Soviet sock is a beautiful celebration so for Buddha Day and the entr Lanka that is the this year may seventh. Is that official day so our teachers at Blue Lotus Four. Four of us are Four of the teachers. The monks are from Sri Lanka. And I'm the Western representative on the Western monastic. So it's a very. It's a beautiful day and this year is the first time that we haven't been able to celebrate it and So we're asking everyone to celebrate it to celebrate it in your home in your heart and it's a wonderful time to a- to offer Donna and if you don't have monastics nearby you can offer Donna to your community so you can offer your generosity to the community You can think of the different ways while you're still of staying safe that you can reach out to others and just share sheer the delight of the day. Share your your feelings. For what a Special Day. It is make cookies for someone. When we have the celebration and in Woodstock the those of you who have been there and those of you who help every single year. No it's we have lots of food that everyone brings and the other temples who visit US Vietnamese Buddhist temples in Chicago who are like a like a brother and sister temples for us. And they're in the Maya tradition and they celebrate with us and we celebrate BASSAC with them. They bring wonderful food and they bring the monastics and they bring The answers they open they open our altar with a beautiful dance and present flowers and we have dragon dancers and we have Indian dancers and be a wonderful short talks and chanting with our local chanting group of life. People and It's then we have a parade through around the square and downtown Woodstock and then everyone comes back to the temple and we have refreshed months and fellowship and It it's A. It's a wonderful day. We get way we get hundreds of people at this event so this year and we cram it all into one day because culture in Buddhist countries. It's usually about a week long. It's a it's a big week long celebration with festivals all over and food and it's all about giving so it's definitely not something we do to raise money. It's something that we do to offer to the entire community and so it's a very special and it's springtime so we always remember. The Buddha was born outdoors and he became enlightened outdoors under a tree. He was born under a tree. He became enlightened and then his death was out in nature and in there in the wilderness. Really outside a really small village under the shade of a Tree. And so it's beautiful to celebrate in the springtime. This this wonderful celebration of important times in the life of the Buddha
New Cases of COVID-19 In World Countries
"Big news over the last twenty? Four hours has been the glimmer of hope surrounding the experimental drug rim desert which shows promise as a treatment for corona virus. And we're gonNA give this news. Its own segment immediately following this top news segment so hold on for that but I I thought it might be worth summarizing the state of things across the globe at the moment without just throwing a ton of numbers at you so in a very broad high level way things look like this. Italy Spain. Germany and France seemed to be effectively. Lowering their curves. Sweden and Canada are still near the peak of their diseases possibly plateauing but need a few more days of data there note. That Britain is sadly on track to surpass. Italy's total for the most number of deaths in Europe absolutely no new cases in both South Korea and Hong Kong over the last twenty three hours. In fact Hong Kong has had no new cases for five straight days and also south. Korea was one of the early places to peak if you'll recall recording nine hundred nine cases on February twenty-ninth alone Vietnam despite its ninety five million person. Population has still not reported a single death. And only two hundred seventy cases meanwhile Sri Lanka has reintroduced a strict twenty four hour curfew as a number of new corona virus. Cases has surged there and Japan will apparently extend its national state of emergency to June as the country is experiencing a second wave of infections in the US again. A very broad way looking at the case number graphs. The number of new cases are trending up in Massachusetts Illinois Maryland. Indiana Virginia Colorado Tennessee and North Carolina things are flats in New York California Pennsylvania Michigan Texas Washington State Rhode Island and Missouri. All of those are off of their some significantly and the states where cases are decreasing New Jersey Florida Louisiana Connecticut Georgia Ohio South Dakota and Idaho and yes this is a a sad statistic to end with the US past sixty thousand official corona virus deaths since we last spoke quoting the Washington Post. The California Police Chiefs Association has told its members that Governor Gavin newsom plans to announce Thursday that all beaches and state parks will be closed effective Friday. The anticipated move follows a weekend in which thousands of people took advantage of warm weather and crowded California beaches in violation of social distancing restrictions in place in the state prompting newsom to warn of the potential of a second wave of the corona virus outbreak and quotes. Dr Anthony Fao. She told CNN last night that the long awaited day where capacity for testing in the US should reach the point where anyone who wants to test can get one is about a month away specifically his quote was hopefully we should see that as we get towards the end of May the beginning of June and quotes and the number of nursing homes reporting cases of covert nineteen in the US has doubled in the past week with more than one in six elder care facilities in the US now acknowledging infections among residents or staff in five states Maryland Massachusetts Connecticut Georgia and New Jersey. The viruses struck majority of nursing. Homes and in New Jersey infections have been reported at eighty percents of the state's nursing homes. Finally this is quoting the New York Times. The british-based pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said on Thursday that it had reached an agreement to make and distribute a leading potential corona virus vaccine. The drug developed by scientists at Oxford is now in human trials. The Oxford researchers are at the forefront of the race for vaccine because they had already demonstrated the safety of similar potential innoculations for other viruses that is enabled them to schedule. Human trials of their vaccine that will involve six thousand people by the end of next month. If those succeed the scientists hope to the first few million doses to frontline healthcare workers as early as September the deal with Astrazeneca could help ensure that a potential vaccine is available in the United States and around the world and quote a government run study of Gilead Sciences rim. Devere showed that the drug is effective at treating cove in nineteen the National Institutes of Health announced in a statement. Gilead said that the study had reached its primary endpoint meaning that patients on room desert recovered more quickly than those taking a placebo. Dr Anthony Fauci head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases or Niaid told reporters that the data from the trial showed a quote clear cut positive effect in diminishing time to recover and added that this will be the standard of care. We've talked about Rendez. Aveer A lot. In recent shows early data from a trial in Chicago indicated that patients were doing better than expected on the drug than those hopes were somewhat when a study in China indicated that patients taking room does Aveer. Didn't do any better than those in a control group in this in. Isd Study Severe was compared to Placebo in one thousand sixty three patients with neither doctors nor patients knowing who actually got the drug in a statement the NASD said an independent data and safety monitoring board overseeing the trial met on April twenty seventh to review data and shared their interim analysis with the study team based upon their review of the data. They noted that Rendez Aveer was better than placebo from the perspective of the primary endpoint time to recovery. A metric often used in influenza trials. Recovery in this study was defined as being well enough for hospital discharge or returning to normal activity level. Preliminary RESULTS INDICATE THAT PATIENTS. Who received rimmed reservoir? Had A thirty one percent faster time to recovery than those who received placebo specifically the median time to recovery was eleven days for patients treated with remedies aveer compared with fifteen days for those who received. Placebo results also suggested a survival benefit with mortality rate of eight percent for the group receiving Rim desert versus eleven point six for the Placebo Group and quote the FDA is expected to issue emergency use authorization for the drug Gilead the maker of Rim desert also revealed initial results from its own phase three trial of the drug in which it is comparing five day in day courses of treatment. The company found that a five day course is essentially just as effective as a longer course meaning the existing supply of the drug could be used to treat a greater number of patients unlike the NASD study. There was no control group. So the study doesn't speak to reservoirs. Overall effectiveness murder piracy Gilead. Chief medical officer said in a statement unlike traditional drug development we are attempting to evaluate an investigational agent alongside in evolving global pandemic multiple. Concurrent studies are helping
Setting the Scene: Leigh Leigh
"Lays double barrelled name was a happy accident she was born. Lee Rene Me's on July twenty four nineteen seventy five to parents Robin and rub it. This was a tumultuous marriage that only persisted due to their mutual love of their daughter but ultimately ended in divorce when lay was seven years old after her birth parents separated lays mother entered into a defector relationship with a man whose surname was lay. The couple had a daughter in nineteen ninety. Three whom they named Jesse lay wanted to share her youngest sister's surname and love the fact that it would give her a duplicate name. She liked her unique name so much. She kept it after. Her mother ended that relationship rubbing was close to her oldest daughter and took lay aged ten on a two-month holiday to Sri Lanka to experience of familial heritage by Nineteen Ninety. Six Robin and her two daughters had moved to a house on. Fullerton straight in Fund Bay a working class suburb in the Hunter region of New South Wales. Just south of firm Bay was Stockton. Technically suburb of the city of Newcastle. It lay across the harbour mouth of the Hunter River. Meaning anyone. Wanting to get there from Newcastle would aid the half the take a five minute ferry ride or a half hour drive. It's not a solution from the city. Gave stopped and more of a provincial atmosphere within Sheila and close knit community. The township was characterized by low incomes and high unemployment. It was while living in Fern Bay. Robin met local man. Brad Ximan who became lay and Jesse's stepfather lay was a popular handout. Going go into made friends. Easily at both Stockton Primary School and light up at Newcastle High. By Age Fourteen. She had aspirations to become a veterinarian and was well behaved at school but exhibited rebellious straight with her mom and Stepdad in these moments. It was clear she had inherited her mother's strength of character and biological father's single minded determination nevertheless her mother and grandmother regarded Lee as a typical teenager. Who cared deeply for her family. It was a warm spring evening on Friday November. Three nine hundred ninety nine and delay was excited. She was going to her first light. Not Party to celebrate the sixteenth birthday of one of the local boys Jason Robinson. More than fifty us would bain attendance. Mostly he attends students from Newcastle High. But some young goes had received an invitation to Lee was one of them even though she was only fourteen years old Indian year. I this made her feel important and mature. As only a handful of girls her age had been invited. The party was being held at the old north. Stockton Surf Club a popular venue. For such events the one storey red brick building was positioned on a large patch of open lawn with its re facing the Stockton Waterfront. A short walk away by fillets. Mother and stepfather were apprehensive. As the invitation said the Potty was an all night affair from seven pm until dawn it also stipulated. Bring your own. Which suggested that would be alcohol. Presen- that lay had gained persuasive and convinced them that the not could be viewed as a test if she behaved herself and was ready to be picked up at the Surf Club at exactly eleven. Am She would be given more freedom to attend other parties and social events? If she wasn't waiting at the allotted time she would be granted and banned from going to the upcoming dance at Newcastle High. Which late desperately wanted to attend? There wasn't a lot to do. F- attains in the area as the disguised used to be held at the Masonic Cole had come to an end and the local movie house shut down. There were the occasional gatherings at the Surf Club when a fraud not without listened to the local band practice while drinking Biro Cask. One acquired by an older sibling or friend. Otherwise that would all hang out at Roberto's pizza which had arcade games to play les. Social Life until then consisted of going to the movies in Newcastle Roller Skating and hanging out with friends Jason Robinson Sixteenth. Birthday was her first real party and she was going with a couple of girlfriends. She was secretly thrilled to be saying that boy she had a crush on who would be playing in cardinal sin though local band that was the nuts entertainment. She assured her mother that adult supervision had been arranged for the event and that she knew most of the kids at the Party at seven PM rubbing dropped her daughter off at Roberto's pizza. When lay had planned to make her fellow party going friends the three goals would then walk two kilometers to the Surf Club rubbing waved league goodbye and reminded her to be ready to be picked up by her stepfather. Four hours later at the great meeting spot or there would be consequences
New Orleans Convention Center accepting COVID-19 patients
"Patients are being admitted to the convention centers one thousand bed temporary hospital set up by the Louisiana National Guard to care for people with coded nineteen who don't need intensive care emergency physician Dr Macon miss Lanka says twenty percent of people who get the virus will need some type of medical care and that's why social distancing is so important it's hard to tell who exactly will fall ill the more people we can keep from getting the illness the less likely you are to end up in the ICU lieutenant governor Billy Nungesser says there's a real concern these overflow facilities will also fill up hopefully we'll see it leveled off and start to taper off if we don't got helpless I'm Jackie Quinn
Dining with Singapore Airlines
"With us. We Have Anthony. Mcneill the global director of food and beverage at Singapore Airlines. Antony thank you so much for joining us now. Normally I would be worried about interviewing head of food and beverage for an airline because you know. Generally food on airplanes doesn't have a great reputation but Singapore has a completely different mindset when it comes to food and beverage. How would you describe your outlook on how you approach food at Singapore so we take a lot of emphasis on popular local favorite surfer in Singapore? We're looking for the most authentic dish in the Hawk markets if we're in the US we're looking for the most unique food and beverage items to the destinations that we fly to fly from a great example is Grew up in Seattle looking at sustainable seafood opportunities that we can tap into for air flights and then also looking for great organic produce. So he's we took a day trip down to Medford to look for the world's best cheese which was Announced last year with rogue creamery. So a lot of our competitors aren't as engaged market whether it be local sustainable but also supporting local communities to bring the best food and beverage opportunities to simple aliens. And let's just talk about your job. So in your purview. You've got in-flight for all classes of service you got lounges. You know the winds like what? Don't you do Well I we've got We've got lots under Irene and we always say that. If we shake the plane anything's fall. That would be the pilot and the Jet Fuel. Everything else belongs to inflight service delivery sir. That's everything from toilet paper newspapers all the way through Crewe Dom Perignon and Ted on Jay which joined US last year. So how does one become global director of food and beverage at an amazing airline like Singapore? Like all people at some point. They've gotta start somewhere so I started as a as a dishwasher and kitchen hand at an airport hotel some thirty two years ago and Melvin. And Yeah I worked my way through so I was still at school working during the week working on weekends. And then of course the did you study culinary management or a hospital studies culinary management. And then you know. Through the course of the years you know through hotels restaurants catering facilities and then eventually moved out of Australia to work. Overseas worked all over the all over the Walsh Lanka China for several years Hong Kong Malaysia Malaysia. For several years you know through number hotel organizations premium hotel organizations and of course catering institutions that supply airlines. And then of course I was invited to join a lodge practicing airlines and I was responsible for the global food and beverage development and also managing the Asia Pacific catering for that airline so you started in hotels big kitchens and set menus in big dining rooms. What was the biggest shock when you transition to providing meals on a metal or composite tube flying forty thousand feet in the sky the space and the height restrictions to pack a meal in-flight limits obviously opportunity to do overly creative high appetizers and called meals? But in the same focus. It's not much different to circulate. The goes into a restaurant. You have a certain amount of space you can work with. It comes in a foil kit and the crew. Help us to move from the foil onto a plate and or a casserole depending on which Kevin you you may be in. And there's a lot of science in the air our taste buds or doled historically in-flight meals are known to be salty. And what are the scientific reasons BECO- into the food that you serve on board. Yeah so a lot of what we do is look at authentically local recipes. So we look at what? The Chili pastes may be used for a Singapore Indonesia. Malaysia is the coconut milk. The right milk we're GONNA make sure the ingredients are right in the first place. The cooking techniques obviously important and in Singapore where we test and develop new dishes. We have a pressurized cabin. Which is I think. It's quite widely renowned with Singapore Airlines. Where we go in. We close the doors especially hyperbaric chamber. We bring the cabin to shoot. And then we we do the test in the cook and we taste so where we see opportunities to adjust the recipe from an authentic dish to match an inflight experience. That's where we do the modifications off the back of that. We need to make sure that you know we're securing the best produce and of course that we can deliver it exceptionally well through that in flood experience. Now we get a lot of questions about you know. Why did you taste buds change? What is Flavor Experience Change? And of course when you fly your sinuses dry out and that'll say impacts you your taste in your in your flavor profiles but the new generation of aircraft coming through the fifties eight hundred eighty s the seven eight sevens and obviously the new triple seven x which is coming on. Those cabinet arms have changed dramatically over time. And the introducing more humidity into the Kevin. Spacey pressure is at low altitude and that really allows us to give you a better dining experience a bit of drinking experience the program you know as we move forward you know. The legacy of old aircraft is slowly being retied so we can continue to focus on great. Well when you have a different because you still have some set triple seven's will you have a different menu for a triple seven than you will for an eighth? Hr Fifty or seventy seven. The Old Dominion of the same but again we also offer salt and pepper on our trees up. So if you feel the need to make the adjustment you can do it. And Tailor it to your. What are your absolute knows for an airline menu? Deep Fried foods generally just uncut it because obviously the ovens a combination of steam dry heat and of course the food. It's obviously best coming straight from a straight from the cook for that crunch value. You know I think that's probably really it and I think if everything else if it's manage well and cooked With the appropriate methods. We're in pretty good place. What is actually cooked on a plane versus precooked and heated is? You're still cooking. That goes on on a plane. I mean cooking in a sense you know. We don't have pots and pans and guess flames on on an Aircraft Galley but the ovens certainly designed to cook the meals to the next level. So women do the process of inflight catering. The chefs have to apply by seek food process. The have to apply the OUTTA guidelines and also local hygiene authority guidelines to coop the proteins to certain temperature control point. Then they come line. They go through blast chilling to be ready to be packed for in flight. So at that point that cooking on ground allows for the reheating of that stake for example to be cooked medium hoping to the center now. Of course we know when we fly the crew have to sit down. They may be turbulence ovens might be ten on in certain elements may impact your your meal experience but in general we get the right balance to get the meal onto your plate. You know in good order so you can enjoy it fish on a plane to. I'll get on a plane. I can't believe on instagram. How many people say that's repulsive? Didn't you see the movie airplane? This should never be served on a plane. Why people hate fish on a plane so much. I think it's a perception. Perhaps but we you know we sit in the go way to make sure we've got the right fish for inflight fish which is juicy you know retains it's moisture content. That might be caught on. But if you go back and you look at a at a New York locally Anthony. Bodine said years ago and he's book kitchen reservations. You should never eat fish on a Monday after the weekend. Sir You know. I think it's a little bit of apply I think in today's society the fishes fresh. It's best in its peak condition when we get it for in Flight We certainly treat it with respect that it deserves and of course another crew deliver exceptionally well. So neither commentary. You can fold taming economic outlook. Well it's probably from experiences not on Singapore Airlines if I had to guess is a high level. Trend are crafting more vegan options on traditional menus. Or is that still a special meals request that people should put in. I mean certainly Vegan is part of the special meal programming and a lot of our work that we do now without international culinary panel shifts can ranches that wellness pattern here in the US. We certainly give guidance to the chefs about how we see through trends moving into the marketplace by doing so we can tap into their local scene as well and not really understand whether it be Vegan over there be not free or so on how we can leverage that in-flight so I think as we move along deliciously wholesome. He's one about programs which has a number of vegan options but it's a constant evolution of movement so where we say transferring. We'll certainly move towards that but also we need to be respectful of passes experiences as well. You know another frustration people have in-flight is when you want to order the steak and they run out so. Singapore has for very long time had booked the cook so you can do it in advance but putting aside book the Cook for a second. How much do you use math? In determining how much food to load on a plane where it's incredibly complex depending on the sectors that we work with the demographic and And the passenger profile participation we fly and we use a lot of customer insight in customer engagement data to determine those lighting programs so we have a set ratio of meals in structure and of course where we are the Singapore luxuries most popular. We might fly. A high percentage of that way. Stake is perhaps not so popular as an example on an Indian sector. We would learn steak so of course at some point. You may be disappointed that we can't give you the the the meal of your choice. But we certainly try to endeavour to make sure that the loading is right if we see An increase ivory peak of travel holiday season for example we may learn more of one and reduce one of another but it's a constantly evolving patents are crew also give feedback on customer preferences and where we need to adjust. Accordingly will do
Yaakov Lappin: Europe's Refugee Crisis II and the Virtual Caliphate
"Predicted the rise of Islamic state. And where it would establish a caliphate in his book. The virtual caliphate published nearly a decade ago. It's Yaacov Lapeyton military affairs correspondent and analyst research. Associate Bagan sit at center for research studies at Bar. Ilan University and in House analyst with the Miriam Institute. And it's with thanks to Chief Executive Sergeant Benjamin Anthony for making our introduction in nineteen twenty four the last caliphate. An Islamic state as envisioned by the Koran was dismantled in Turkey but in twenty eleven the virtual caliphate outlined an Islamic state that already exist on computer servers around the world used by Islamists to carry out functions typically reserved for physical state like creating training camps mapping out to states constitution and drafting tax laws. His book predicted how Islamists equipped with twenty first century technology to achieve as Seventh-century Vision would upload the virtual caliphate into the physical world. You predicted I. S I did and I even humbly. I predicted that they would establish it in either Iraq or any area where they would find a failure of state sovereignty. I didn't foresee Syria. But I certainly saw the crescent of Iraq area has a place where he's Law mcstay could upload it's vision and absolutely we have seen this transition from the online jihadist world into the physical off-line territorial world you've seen this vision being uploaded and then destroyed by a coalition of Western countries. I look at contemporary history around the world. I'm looking at that terrible attack on this for non-christians is not the same. Inspired idea that they are testing the Buddhist majority in Sri Lanka the Muslims there or are they sending another message is one hundred percent of the same ideology. Salafi Jihadists Salafi jihadists believe that they are in a state of war with the entire world. Where anywhere that does not fall in line with their fundamentalist a vision of how state should be run which is the most extreme of adherence to Islamic law They consider themselves to be municipal war with that place. It doesn't matter if it's an Arab Muslim country that's not religious with them. A Christian country a secular country where Buddhists country and the terrorist cell to carry out this relaxed bombings is perhaps the same Salafi Jihadist ideology that gave birth to al Qaeda and two Islamic. State's Yaacov as you develop these ideas through your research. What extraordinary developments have you found? Well when I was researching the virtual caliphate book which was as you point out approximately a decade ago. I was amazed by first of all how accessible this online activity was was an English. I was being exposed to English. Recruitment chat rooms where a senior Islamist jihadist figures were basically bringing me in British Muslims into their way of thinking and I was alarmed by this by published articles in the times when I was exposing this activity and it also makes me about how how easy it was to get into these foreign taxable. This entire world was these days. I know that things have changed very much so I'm not active in this line of research anymore. But I'm well aware that these chat rooms are encrypted. They're very difficult to enter and they've lowered their profiles so the activities still very much going on very much danger to international security much harder for people who are looking for to find it and get into these four without being spotted by therefore managers now since he wrote the book. We have seen the rise of Islamic state in Iraq and Syria than subsequent defeat and the consequential mass migration of refugees into Europe which has changed the politics of Europe is the gap between the people and their governments in the West bigger than ever in the West. It's hard for me to comment on because I Expertise does not focus on the West. What I can say about migration and how it's going to change Middle Eastern migration to the West. And how could change politics is is? This is just one reason why Middle Eastern refugees are pouring into the West. Another reason is say take the Assad regime. The Assad regime is responsible for millions of Syrians. Leaving the state of Syria. And the fact is that most of these people who are who have emigrated from Syria who who escaped conflict there are Sunnis and they're running away because of the coalition of Shiite Alawites who are waging the war in Syria on behalf of us have basically ethically funds them from their homes through mass murderer and war-crimes so what we're seeing here. Sectarian Warfare Creating wave upon wave of refugees from the Middle East and I think that will destabilize To a certain extent the political systems in the West if it repeat itself C. Another wave which I think is quite likely I mean if I said continues. He's about to launch a major offensive in Italy And if that creates another wave of refugees or if Turkey makes good on its threats to open the gates open the floodgates on Syrian refugees and let them travelling to Europe and we'll see this trend
Revolution within the haredi sector? Ultra-orthodox women on Instagram
"On stories featuring ultra-orthodox rallies Middle East correspondent. Eric torture has encountered quantitative aversion to the media to but one story on the unlikeliest of topics gave Eric Harley Perspective on Israel's ultra-orthodox community we were meant to be meeting at a week shop. A boutique high end classy place. For the most discerning fashion-conscious Ultra Orthodox women in Tel Aviv. Instead we were standing outside a row of dingy apartments in the ultra Orthodox neighborhood of bonaire. Brac was this the right address wrecked and dirty prams rusting bikes and scooters crowded the steps. If H Building Ultra Orthodox men watch shirts black coats and lodge black hats rushed past not looking at ABC producer who had an eye waiting on the footpath except for one man who was pushing a baby in a pram. He conspicuously moved closer to US alarmed. By these two men wearing colored clothing amidst crowds of black and white he parked himself in his placid by be nixed staring then he pushed the Pramod Fouad making him move so he could position himself directly across from me all without speaking. I might I contact wondering if he wanted to talk but he just stood at the spice between us clicking a PUMPKIN BETWEEN HIS TEETH CLICK. Click click stay. I looked at flood. Who SHRUGGED THE STANDOFF? Continued with more clicking. I didn't mind this was actually better than some of my previous interactions with ultra Orthodox men when doing a story about men resisting. Israel's conscription lows some allowed us to film in the giant Bible College while others stridently resisted my attempts to film them demonstrating on the streets while filming another story in the same ultra Orthodox neighborhood of Tel Aviv. One man tried to fight me and I hadn't even been filming him one Friday evening. Crowds of Ultra Orthodox men and children blocked dot car on Jerusalem's main highway shouting Shabbat remonstration for breaking the Sabbath by driving police in a truck barreled in scattering them like skittles before blasting the few who remained with a water cannon so by comparison one man standing uncomfortably close to us in clicking Pumpkin. Sade between his teeth was a fairly mild experience. It ended with the arrival of Mary. Bilan stylist fashion blogger and social media personality. A six foot tall colorfully dressed thirty nine year. Old Mother of five who also happens to be ultra Orthodox even though Mary carefully follows the many roles of Ultra Orthodox stress. I didn't notice she was doing sir. Married Ultra Orthodox. Women are required to cover their heads in public. But I didn't know Mary's Long Brown hair was a whig abroad. Orange jump was at odds with the normally muted tones. Worn by many ultra-orthodox women. Her long flowing skirt was so fashionable. I wasn't paying attention. To the fact that also met the strict modesty demands of the ultra Orthodox world. Mary's might a name for herself. Dressing like this in publishing pictures and videos on the social media platform instagram. She calls it modest fashion down playing. It's religious origins. She says Kate Middleton now. The Duchess of Cambridge is an exemplar of this trend which also appeals to women who are not religious modest. She tells me now. Maine's Classy a researcher of Ultra Orthodox culture at Tel Aviv. University seem at celts. Berg told me the same thing. The increased number of ultra Orthodox women in the workplace was leading to some mixing of fashion. Id's Dr Salzburg. Now Kosheh closed. She saw her ultra-orthodox colleagues wearing to work and the religious women in her workplace now being more daring with the address most of the fashion nuance was admittedly lost on me. But Mary said it's allowed religious women to express themselves while avoiding criticism from this strict communities and she showed me a remarkable example of the religious fashion business in the basement below this dingy apartment block we threaded our way past the broken prams bikes and cheap toys past giant rubbish bins in the dark recess below. The building scattering strike cats. As we walked down some steps to a small door disappointingly. There was a buzzer. Instead of a secret knock but three excited female faces appeared and the women inside lead us into a shining Lee brought space. What wools pink panels and down lights gave a glamorous look to this basement workshop and styling studio of Benign Brex most sought after week? Mike is There was six ultra-orthodox women inside busy making wigs that cost from five to thirteen thousand Australian dollars. The hair is human comes from Russia and Sri Lanka Blonde and rid of the most expensive color and h wig is made specifically for the woman ordering it. The process of making a wig for each person takes two to three months and is a creative endeavor. It's off the wigmakers. Proudly told me not just anyone can do it. In the back of the workshop individual hairs are sewn threaded onto tot black nets giving the impression of thick lush hair. That's difficult to distinguish from someone's natural growth. I didn't realize all the women were wearing weeks. So expertly with their fringes threaded and halons disguised styling in fact wigs like this guilty of bank to good some ultra orthodox rabbis who set the rules of dress and behavior for their communities have banned them saying instead that women must shave and cover their heads with scarves knitted caps. This makes the wigmakers very angry. The Torah the Jewish Bible doesn't say women must be ugly. They told me only that they must cover their heads. These women are nothing. Like what I'd been told to expect from the Ultra Orthodox Women Mary. Young and families have an average of seven kids. Women also worked to support their families while many husband studied the Torah full-time the female employment rate for Ultra Orthodox women is the same as the mainstream Israeli population. While for men. It's only fifty percent early marriage. Nd heavy burdens of child rearing and work main ultra Orthodox. Women are often portrayed as victims of a repressive religious environment. That's run by men but these brought fallacious. Women were not victims. They were successful entrepreneurs soon to move out of the basement to a biggest studio. This place was filled with laughter and smiles as we took photos and had the week making process explained to us. Men Don't normally come in here especially not foreign men. They told us so visit was unusual and exciting. In fact I realized I'd had almost no interaction at all with Ultra Orthodox women before I see them everywhere but they don't normally speak to me. The experience was so different. My many interactions with Alterra Orthodox men some have been positive but the human tendency is to remember the violent negative ones much more strongly. I wish they were more opportunities like this to say the ultra-orthodox weld in such a funny friendly way. Many Israelis resent the for their extremism reliance on government allowances and refusal to serve in the army also for opposing sicklers. Riley's non observance of religious rules such as taking public transport on the Sabbath. We'll selling non kosher food. I understand all of that living as I do in Jerusalem. Israel's most religious city but now I understand that there's a lot of progress and a lot to like about the ultra Orthodox and to appreciated adjusted to look more closely at what women were wearing
Airbus paying $4 billion to end global corruption probes
"The European plane manufacturer Airbus says it's to pay four billion dollars to settle separate corruption probes by the US British and French authorities the deal thought to be the largest ever in a bribery case ends an almost four year crisis that led to a sweeping management over home here's the Leggett details are emerging of how middle man in ploy by a bus used bribery to win business in countries such as Malaysia Sri Lanka Taiwan and Ghana a statement of facts published by the UK serious fraud office describes how in one case a fifty million dollar sponsorship deal for a sports team owned by an airline executives was used to help secure in order for a hundred ninety Ashcroft the suspected corruption goes back more than a decade the settlements will allow the aerospace John to avoid potentially damaging criminal
Sri Lanka to treat war-missing as dead, issue certificates
"Dead this ranking government has always denied that the thousands of Tamils who surrendered in two thousand and nine were held by the security forces after the war ended Mister Rogers taxes it knowledge mint came about during a meeting with a U. N. officials last week death certificates will be issued for the missing well these rooms I mean S. and Petra heard more from a South Asia it is a virus and answer option more than twenty three thousand people are officially listed as missing this also included about five to six thousand soldiers when I was speaking with the seniors for Lincoln government officials they were saying in many of those who killed venom big artillery shell exploded this body's just went in a missing the event into pieces of many of them cannot be accounted for however on the part of the time with civilians and former time of tiger Connors man I spoke to many of the families lasted insulin because they said they were separated as soon as the war ended in a small sliver of land in the northeastern part of Sri Lanka when thousands of people were crammed inside this area they came out and sat in that at that time they said the military was separating the civilians and the time attack a goddess and many said we saw my son my son in law my daughter in law seven bring to the army and they were taken a bus and we have not heard anything from them now the government says that all of them are dead but the families insist for a long time to believe they were kept in some secret person summer insulin got that is what was happening for the last ten years now the announcement by the Sri Lankan president gotta buy another book so who was the defense minister at the time of the wall it is now clearly states that all of them will be considered aspect so how significant is the fact that he's now announce this and how will it be received by the families of the disappeared first and for most this will be a great shock for the families of those disappeared because they were hoping as we speak and many of the families but holding roadside potus in towns like could not see in the northern part of sterling kind but to go no one in Houston part of Sri Lanka for more than two years holding the pictures of their loved ones hoping that the international attention all the pressure would help them to find them some that in hospitals some secret prisons are somewhere the previous government set up an office of the missing persons but they couldn't make much progress because the government this army in the military there are so many departments it was difficult to coordinate all these departments now this will bring an end it brings a closure but why has Mr right talks a done it now and will there be further repercussions no the government has been under pressure to find out what really happened to those missing people we're talking about nearly no more than twenty thousand people many of them time of civilians it also comes just weeks before the U. N. human rights council meeting in Geneva where the Salang Connie she was likely to come up once again now the government also wants to put a full stop to all these inquires and say now these people are dead we have to move along but many Thomas would not agree because they would want to know under what circumstances these people died if they ever for example allegedly killed in extra judicial killings they would want and quietly and they would want to know what circumstances these people were taken into custody and how they died but these questions will remain this is not going to end maybe officially this will bring an end to the the deaths on the other hand the families will continue to have questions and bassinet the Russian this is Denise ring from the BBC
Rare 'ring of fire' solar eclipse seen across Asia
"The Persian Gulf India and eastern Asia have experienced an annual up boxing day eclipse like a total solar eclipse December. Twenty Twenty six event involved the Moon transitting directly between the sun and the earth and casting a lunar shadow across the earth service however because just like the earth orbit around around the Sun. The Moon's orbit around the Earth is elliptical rather than circular. That means they're at times when the Earth and moon are closer together such as during shipment of inch inch and other times when the little bit further apart such as now and being further apart makes the moon look a bit small from Earth so instead of of covering the entire face of the sun as a total eclipse. Only part of the solar disk is covered leaving a golden ring so-called ring of fire exposed at the point of annual hilarity the December twenty six annual clips so ninety seven percent of the sons. This blocked out providing a spectacular side. The event began in Saudi Arabia Arabia with a one hundred and forty two kilometer wide path. Vanya Larry in sprinting across Bahrain Qatar the United Arab Emirates a man India Sri Lanka Sumatra Tre Singapore Borneo and the Philippines before finally ending four and a half hours later on the Pacific island of Guam. The longest period of annual Larry was in Indonesia in Asia and people as far north as Japan and as far south as down in the PILBARA. We're able to experience a partial annual or eclipse for more details. We're joined by Jonathan. Nellie the editor of Australian Sky Tell US magazine they call these days or ring of fire eclipse. And that's because the moon weren't entirely cover up the sun at the time of maximum The Moon Lot further away from us in its orbit so little slightly smaller and therefore it doesn't entirely how the Sun and you get a still get a thin sort of ring or an annual loss of sunlight around the outside so a partially clips simply means that you're not From where you are on the direct line of the eclipse because when the Moon goes in between the sun and the US the moonshadow falls onto the earth. But it comes down the earth moonshadow narrows as it gets towards the earth and the shadow where the totality is a couple of hundred kilometers wide. So you've got to be within that band nor to see the number if you're on the outside that band you're going to see a partially because if you just outside the band you'll see an almost totally quits but still will be cost as a a partial eclipse in the further away. You are from that path at Middle Path you see less and less and less of a partial eclipse and then you get to a point. We don't see any at all now. The difference between a total eclipse eclipse and an annual eclipse is. I said the turtle eclipse the moon will completely cover up on an annual eclipse. The Moon will still leave a thin ring of sunlight around at at the point of maximum. And that's because the moon goes around the earth and not in a circular orbit button so sometimes the mood is further away and sometimes the moon is closer in when it's closer in sort of the right of the moon is a little bit smaller and it's just enough to make a difference. The curiosities that the the distance between the earth and the Sun and the moon. We're out to be pretty much Four hundred four hundred the correct ratio. So sign is four hundred times further away from us than the moon is but it's also four hundred times bigger so you can on average than the moon cause the apparent size changes depending on. It's all but so. Oh Yeah We. We are able to see a total eclipse here from the ground here on earth. We're lucky in that respect. There aren't many places in the solar system where you can get a a total eclipse and we get a very long time for the last many minute but as I said when the moon is in the point of it's over it's a bit further away and look at small. If that happens to be the time when it goes in front of the sun then it worked completely cover up the Oh that's complicated by the fact that uh so but around the sun is also elongated further adding to the mathematics involve the unfortunate thing is that that Fortune about all these things are independent of each other. The Moon's orbit independent of the US orbit around the Sun. The size of things are independently. Assad everything else it just so happens it sometimes things line up the right way and we can of course now predict when those things are going to happen and there are patents to them. But there's no sort title grand calls me scheme of things that make things have to have to happen. Exactly this way or that way with clockwork regularity. Let's see the editor of stray sky. I telescope magazine and this is space time. I'm Stewart
Buddhist nationalists claim victory in Sri Lankan election
"What is nationalists are rejoicing over the election of Sri Lanka's news leader they're hoping he'll usher in another golden era for the nation's ethnic majority nationalist campaigned hard for new president go to bay Rajapakse who's a former defense official now that he's one nationalist want him to promote civilians Buddhist culture at the expense of Muslim such as getting rid of Islamic religious schools
South Korea earn Tokyo 2020 spot by winning Asian men's rugby sevens qualifier
"South Korea's scored back to back xtratime wins over China and Hong Kong to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in the men's rugby sevens competition the south Koreans had group wins over Afghanistan and Sri Lanka before beating Malaysia thirty two to seven in the quarter finals on Sunday and holding of China twelve seven in the semi finals with the winner of the Asian qualifying tournament guaranteed a spot at Tokyo South Korea scored an extra time to beat Hong Kong twelve seven in the deciding match it means Hong Kong and China go into a last ditch tournament in France to vie for the last of twelve places in the men's tournament at the twenty twenty Olympics
How Did the Ancient Land Blob Called Gondwana Become Today's Southern Continents?
"Lauren Bogle bomb here sometimes. Good Science Science can happen just by looking at a map of the world and letting your mind wander for instance observe how Africa and South America seemed to have been very recently cuddled together even though there are currently a couple of thousand miles of ocean between them similarly Madagascar fits perfectly into a little nick in the eastern edge of Africa and the Middle East seems seems to be pulling away from the top of Africa like a corner being pulled off of a hot cookie with a reasonably good representation of the shape and arrangement of the world's continents in front of them. Anyone could easily assess the earth's land masses have definitely been speaking around the name for the southern landmass that once was is Gondwanaland and also known as Gondwana but it wasn't just the shape of the continents that clued researchers into its former existence. They've also looked at similarities. Among plants and animals that live across the modern separate continents from those clues. Gondwana was an idea long before anybody figured out how or why. It worked the secret of course being plate. tectonics and idea that didn't really start gaining steam. Until the mid twentieth century but a nineteenth century Austrian geologist named Edward Seuss put a name to the concept of the supercontinent in his book. The face of the earth the first volume of which was published in eighteen eighty. Three SEUSS didn't come up with many completely novel ideas ideas. But he did a great job of synthesizing. A bunch of the research of the day to conclude that the southern continents and landmasses we now know as South America Africa Arabia India via Sri Lanka and Madagascar had at one point in time been connected because one well just look at them and two. They contained the same rocks and the same fossil's from an extinct feathery leafed tree called gloss of terrace Austria and in Arctic. Oh would be added theory. Thirty years later Gondwana on what was named for a densely forested region of central India where the first fossil evidence of the supercontinent was found in the nineteenth century. WanNa is a word for forest in Sanskrit and the guns are tribe that European explorers. I found living in the region. Even though we now know a lot about the mechanism by which Gondwana China was formed. It's extremely complicated and still being investigated. There's at least one. Peer Reviewed Scientific Journal devoted entirely to the study of the supercontinent. It's it's called appropriately Gondwana research however. There are a few things that we're pretty certain of I got Wada wasn't built in a day. The the making of Gondwana was a long process. Most likely through three major mountain building events driven by the movement of Earth's tectonic plates we spoke spoke via email with Joseph Merit professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. At the University of Florida he explained during the interval from about six hundred fifty to five hundred in fifty million years ago. Various pieces of Africa and South America collided along an ancient mountain chain called the Brazilian belt slightly older but overlapping with the Brazilian. Oh seven seven hundred and fifty to six hundred and fifty million years. AGO is the east African Oregon or Mozambique Belt that resulted from the collision between East Africa and Madagascar India Tree Lanka and parts of East Antarctica. The final collision was along the Kouanga Oregon between all those assembled pieces and the rest of Antarctica and Australia between five five hundred eighty and five hundred and thirty million years ago so it was a couple hundred million years of extremely slow continental car wrecks the created this Beta Ada version of Gondwana. But it wasn't done yet later about three hundred million years ago other landmasses join forces with it to form the giant ball of land. We now no no as Panja. But one continent rule them all couldn't last and sometime between two hundred eighty and two hundred million years ago. Hingis started started disintegrating as magma began pushing up from beneath the mega supercontinent creating rifts in the land that would later become seafloor as Penn.. Jia cracked the top part was pushed to the north creating the continent Laura Asia and Gondwana headed south back when Gondwana was just a baby supercontinent between five hundred and fifty and four hundred eighty five million years ago it hosted some of the very first complex life forms like trial abides bracket pods but since it continued to exist I didn't the drastic period lots of plant and animal. Evolution went down there merit said Gondwana contains evidence for evolutionary changes in the very first complex complex animals. The very first fish amphibians and reptiles the most famous fossils are the gun doina flora such as the loss of terrace fern a freshwater reptile called. Messo Soroush Soroush in a land. Reptile called Lyster Soroush Gondwana existed as a single landmass for more than three hundred million years because of its humongous assize by covered an area of one hundred billion square kilometers or about thirty nine billion square miles and because the continents moved a lot during that time Gondwana experienced many different climates said during the Cambridge. When Gondwana I formed the earth and Gondwana were in a greenhouse state in the late order vision? Four four hundred fifty million years ago gun was moving over. The South Pole and the climate was very cold. Gondwana continued to move through variety of latitudes and depending on where you are located hated. The climate might have been quite warm or more temperate. The continent was so large. That one part of Gondwana might be located at the quarter while another might be located at the poll. It's true it would have been cool to see Gondwana in its prime and although you won't personally get to see its victorious return. That doesn't mean that it's not possible. Possible the continents are always moving and scientists have a lot of ideas about what our next supercontinent is going to look like.
"lanka" Discussed on Brief History Podcast
"Elommal begins when rebels Sink Naval Naval Craft Nineteen Ninety five two thousand one wall rages across northern east players on shrine Ken's holiest excite president. Tamara Conga is wounded in a bomb attack. Suicide attack on the international APP destroys Headlines Line's fleet. Two Thousand and two in February government in Tamil Tigers rebel signed a Norwegian mediated ceasefire uh de-commissioning weapons begins rodent can Jaffna peninsula with Reopens Off Twelve Years Passionate Passenger Flights Tint Jaffna resumed government list spend on Tamil Tigers rebels drop demand for separate state. Two thousand three Eh twice pilots Ceasefire hosts two thousand TRAE may countries. Worst as a fledgling Molin two engine that Dr some four thousand people from the Helms in March renegade Tamil Tiger commanders notice terry net leads spit in rebel movement and goes underground with his supporters. Tiger offensive regained control of the East in December molen. Three thirty thousand people were killed when Sonam the massive wave generates by powerful are quite stated coastal communities two thousand five Jane Roe over the reach with Tamil Tiger rebels to shannavy three billion into Samis Nami a among Chinchillas terminals on Muslims in August state of emergency after four ministers kill Boise's suspected Tamil Tiger assassin November Mahinda wretched PESCA. Prime Minister Time wins presidential elections most tunnels in areas controlled by the Tamil Tigers. Do not vote. She thousand six April a suicide bomber times. The mainland she compounding Colombo killing at least eight people the military launch air strikes on Tamil Tiger targets in August Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces resumed flights northeastern worst clashes. Since two you guys into ceasefire. Government steadily drives Tamil Tigers out of eastern strongholds of the following year in October. Peace talks filed valid in Geneva. She thousand night. January governor impose on two thousand and two ceasefire agreement launching massive offensive. July shouldn't committee says catch the poll in Tamil Tiger naval base of in done to lead to the in two thousand nine January Nova Town Kenan. Health attended by Tamil Tigers as that administration station headquarters President Mahinda Rajapakse Sqi Coz it at unparalleled victory in Rebels to surrender two thousand nine. May Government Declares Tunnel Tigers defeated after army forces overran the patch rebel-held territory noble feast east military says rebel leaders. The Pella Pregnant Khokhran was killed in fighting Tamil. Tiger statement says the great it will lay down his arms will new Tamil Tiger leader Selvarasa pather new captured overseas by Sri Lankan authorities. I post local elections in north governing. Coalition wins in Jaffna on a new young voters back candidates who support Timmel Tigers. Two thousand ten January President Mahinda Escape we elected notch margin April presidents ruling coalition wins landslide. Victory in parliamentary elections. September parliament craves craves constitutional. Change allowing the president to seek unlimited number of terms Oguz. Two Thousand Eleven President says his government will not expiring statements laws in place for most of the past forty years two thousand Twelve Mall U N Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution Virgin Sri Lanka to investigate crimes allegedly committed during the final phase. The decades-long conflict with Tiger rebels shouldn't says the move APP search coach sovereignty. Two Thousand Twelve may former army chief and opposition presidential candidate so roth that is freed up to two and a half years in jail.
"lanka" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"So in the sense that Sri Lanka, you can shop this up to just massive in not worse at ascribe the up to, to this relaunch state, the Indians are just the opposite. Like they're really keeping an eye on these guys. So I if something were to happen in India. I mean it was the Indians gave them the intelligence about this into act, right? So I don't see the Indians leading something like this just slip through their fingers, but is it out of the question or impossible? No. But also each of the Muslim populations. This is what makes Indy, I think a lot more difficult than say. Sri Lanka one is just as geographic space. Right. So she Lanka's is actually a small country. You can go from Colombo about a cola and like two and a half the rose or crappy, but it's a much more navigable small place again, India. If you live in Carolyn, you're Muslim, you have nothing in common with folks. The process. You can't that you even have a common language in many cases. So that makes it very difficult for folks within India, so sort of aggregate. Right. You'll they'll, they'll tend to aggregate along these lines. They don't have a common language, which is why this diaster stuff become so important. Right. 'cause they would ordinarily never meet a Muslim from production, who has a grievance and less. They're hanging out in some diaspora location. So to ask are particularly potent because people that would ordinarily never Mead will meet. Christine fair. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. Law. Fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. We've been reaching a whole lot of new listeners recently. And that's thanks to all of you who have been sharing the law, fair podcast on Facebook on Twitter on Instagram. I don't know how you should law fair podcast on Instagram, but you should be and on Pinterest, and on read it and on all those other social media sites that have never even heard of thanks.
"lanka" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"And so the ideological diversity of Sri Lanka's Muslims VM to change over the years, and you see it, not only in the way in which women dressed like the first my went there in two thousand two you never saw a woman in a black hejab with Nicole covering her face. Or socks and gloves. It's, it's ubiquitous now and you also see ubiquitous in general ubiquitous among the ten percent. That's muslim. Well, I mean, among the Muslim and also two things one is the dependent variable selection issue, 'cause you only see the people that are course. Right. But if you see a group of women walking together, it's not as, if you see one woman, veiled, and other women, not veiled, and you, you tend to see groups of women failed if you go to other places that I've been to you won't see that you'll see mixed groups like Indonesia, great example of that. You'll see women in in a group wearing all sorts of different attire entry. You don't see that and equally important men to have become have begun wearing Toby's, the skullcap, which was not so prominent either. So there are these visual markers, and this particular community that produce these bombers, and they were they were particularly battered community during the civil. War with tunnels the tunnels in nineteen ninety a huge massacre at one of the mosques in this very locality. And what was interesting about them is because they tend to be multi-lingual. They speak English. Thomas Wilson hollies. They were actually recruited into Sri Lankan intelligence, because the Sri Lankan intelligence and the military had no translators tom'll. So this put them very squarely. It really in the target sites of, of the Tamil Tigers. But there wasn't really any reward for cooperating with the Sonali state because in this as this Sinhalese would this chauvinism began to emerge, they became equal targets just as well as the Christians were. All right. So with that as background now, we have this strange event, in which oppressed by the Sinhalese. Buddhist chauvinist government the this particular sell any way of Asala fee, high extremists attacks Christians who are sort of at some level. There are kind of natural ally. What do we know about why that why they were targeting churches? So I think this is best explained that this was targeted is an ISIS target. I so if we were to try to explain this, by the logic of the domestic politics of St. Lanka's Muslim community. We can't write the most obvious target would have been against a Sinhalese. So to me, this is the most clear, sign of the imprimatur of ISIS is, they're going after Christian targets would be utterly in new tile from the ISIS master narrative for them to target with us. It's right. What where does that even fit in their landscape of ideological grievances? Although empirically. It should. Yeah. And, you know, the Taliban did destroy the, the great statues, and, and in Ghana's fan. Right. But they're logic was different, actually..
"lanka" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And and you know, the perception of the entire community certainly who I mean aunt or extremists. And uninsured since you, you you mentioned that there's been several nights of curfew as well. What is the mood overall injury Lanka because I'm seeing here that the prime minister is also warning that there could be more explosives and militants out there. He denied that he knew of intelligence of more attacks. But having said that he says we keep finding these. I'm guys on the run some of whom carrying explosives with them. And currently a high alert amongst the police stations in Colombo to look out for an explosive-laden van or lorry. So that's an ongoing yesterday. The special task force had to defuse apostle bomb close by to one of churches that were already attacked on Sunday. And there was some detonators found. So there seems to be a lot still out there and. Tell us more about how the Christian communities responding. There are obviously more than three hundred funerals going on some for from for foreign tourists as well. I mean is there a lot of concern amongst the communities are a lot of security around these events. Yes. As a security than today. There was a mass burial especially in the church that was close to the apple too many Gumbo area where more than hundred devotees, you know, what killed so today. Do ring one of these marks. They actually had the the Phelan run Ma close to the church that was a tactic Seth. But one of the threes along that they shouldn't be having such big public gatherings. We know that that, you know, anti safety is sick ah should new. A new show. This this morning. We saw a video that the government released that showed one of the the alleged bombers entering one of the churches wearing a backpack. I'm prior to him entering he stops in will looks like he pats a child on the head, and then walks into the church and subsequently explodes the bomb mean, it is chilling to see and I'm just wondering how this event has really rocked Sri Lanka because the country had been enjoying almost, you know, roughly a decade of relative peace after a violent civil war. I mean is there concern that this could destabilise Sri Lanka? Degradate the days that concerned, so it's a very tense atmosphere right now. But I think the government is trying it's never best to keep people. Come to shrug them of security, and of you know, a piece today even in parliament, the prime minister said more than anything we have to abide going back into law scenario. So certainly as Bari there's concerns because economy also just about rebounding after last year's political crisis. So now concerns back on the metro the economic side of it is where like the security side. A new show own duchy joining us from Colombo Sri Lanka. She's the Colombo bureau. Chief for Bloomberg news anew, SHA. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. We are talking about the latest in what we know as of this broadcast of the coordinated attacks this weekend injury Lanka. Islamic state is claiming responsibility. We also now as a new describe to us have word that there was very significant intelligence available to the Sri Lankan government prior to the attack that the government didn't act upon. So what's your question for what it means that I s or the Islamic state might have been involved in these attacks. What's your question about whether or not she Lanka will be destabilized? We'll be right back. This is on point. This is on point a magnet. Trucker birdie were talking about the latest in this weekend's Easter Sunday, coordinated terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka. Let's listen to what the mayor of Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo had to say, this is Rosie's and a Nike Nike speaking to the Associated Press yesterday condemning the bombings that killed more than three hundred people. Would be been gone auspice auspicious days suggests Easter Sunday. The worst seekin, you know, the Lord and at a time like this somebody to come in, you know, destroy humanity..
"lanka" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Thank you so much for joining us today. Hi there. Hi. Hi. So first of all tell us. What's the latest that we know about ISIS claim that it is responsible for Sunday's attacks in Sri Lanka? Yes. Just concluded a press conference by the prime minister next week. We must sing a an in that he said, yes. Three Lanka will follow up on these claims by of its involvement in Sunday's attacks. But he also said that there had already been some suspicions of ISIS involvement in this. But he was saying that the government is still not fully surgeon watch the global links are to this terrorist attack. But they keep reiterating that certainly has to be international help and involvement in all of this the has to be foreign involvement because of the incredible coordination and scale of the attacks. Correct. At the Lutely, a local jihad is very little local Jihadist group is hardly going to have been able to make this sort of impact at such a huge scale such a well-coordinated. Wave. So they feel an embed being intelligence or also these attacks coming in. So they they keep pointing to the fact that they've got to be outside involvement. Even to the point of the prime minister said maybe they've went overseas and came back having had some training all fighting experience with ISO even that sort of thing. But certainly these are not local jihadis looking alone. So can you tell us more about this intelligence that had been coming into the long can government prior to the attack? I mean, I'm seeing here that even the minister of telecommunications for Sri Lanka put out a tweet saying intelligence officers were aware of a possible attack..
"lanka" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Wrapping things up the Sri Lanka tax nearly three hundred murdered over the weekend. Twenty four suspects in custody. Now appears to be carried out by network of can I say suicide bombers Patrick is that the right way to classify that that's what we understand from the current reporting. Yes. Yeah. And that the best way to stop this in the few seconds. We have left I think it's affected information sharing. So as I said, the news report show a breakdown and information sharing within the Sri Lankan government does way to stop it as half affective information sharing. That's not stove piped in also good information sharing from country to country. All right. Thank you both being with us. Our thoughts and prayers for the people of Sri Lanka, and it is everything that's been happening. We bet we better keep our eye on the ball here. Don't think it can't happen again because it can very scary. He's very evil people that have bought into the very sick evil ideology. Watch too much of. The history channel the realize we'd be foolish to think. Evil in mass form with mass death. Can't you know, spring up it's ugly side again when we come back wide open phones, eight hundred nine four one Sean as our news roundup information overload hour continues. Five thirty at News Radio eight ten and.
"lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World
"So which is why a lot of people are making a big issue. All of this this okay up. Police had informed the ministers to be gathered, but not about the public. Sri Lanka seems to be a really complex country. I mean for one thing it's an island and on that island. You've got Tamils the dominant ethnic group, but and a language, but when it comes to religion, there are Hindus and Christians, Muslims and Buddhists. I guess a very basic question here is who are the Sri Lankan people who's in the majority who's in the minority. I think as a majority as civilised police with some of that seventy posts in a single police and then followed by tunnels Muslims steals with almost fan of equal presentation. So it's I would go say it's a Buddhist dominated country where a lot of people follow the city's so this and just to be clear. I mean tunnel isn't a religion as an it's an ethnic class. Yeah. It group at most of the time. I the follow the Hindu, religion or the Christians. How big is a concern right now the day after these attacks at any fragility that may have existed between the differ. Identities and Sri Lanka. Could just shatter and result in an unraveling of peace in the country. Days lot of concern among people because with the Muslim group behind the reveal behind this attacks that been some racial tensions created amongst Muslims. Muslims end that groups as well. So which is why the government is trying to defuse tension at the moment because people are blaming each other. They have seen that that been accused actions against Muslim community that they've gone to the extremist level. So they should be motivated. So that kind of discussions have already started. So that that is something that will go on for the next few months. The BBC's Amine in the capital Colombo. Thank you very much. When you think of film pioneers who comes to mind Francis. Lumiere brothers, maybe among the earliest filmmakers or Charlie Chaplin, actor writer director and producer. He did it all in his long career, the world's Alison Harare tells us about another motion picture pioneer..
"lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World
"The ones who are still alive. Good to help within auntie, Tom who are going to my next family would effected from the last that auntie east ski missing that one. Ladies the cut the lake and child is still in the ICU. So that ankle can't come because that's I came here to find that anti with it get any clue from this CCD visuals with the that came to church today and the the aunt's husband had tavist like amputated and couldn't find her couldn't be looking for her. So he he took that on. And and there are still a lot of uncertainty happening in in the church and at the hospital do negative game. 'cause me I couldn't even think anything it was like a dream. Once we took a very small child died in my hand. Aurora. I would imagine that a lot of people in Sri Lanka are trying to figure out why this happened. Yes. And I think that at this point the bombings are cylinder investigation and people are trying to respect that the government has named and it's Llamas group as being responsible for this. But as done for told me that he just doesn't know why anything like this would happen at all. You also spoke with the priests at the church there in Gumbo. What did he tell you Aurora? He was trying to deal with a with a situation. He told me about what was happening there really gruesome details about what was inside the church. So here is father Edmund Tillakaratna at the church in the Gumbo. And I should say that there are some fairly graphic details in what he's about to say people were dying the church Burr. Elderly people babies and very young people. And we find that flesh of humans on the walls all over the place. The other thing that he wanted to point out with that at that time. Some Buddhist monks had come to show sympathy, and and a sense of unity unity with the Catholic minority in in Sri Lanka. It's Sri Lanka's majority Buddhists country, and you saw a lot of national politicians in dignitaries, and and Buddhist monks showing up to show support for the Catholic community. Do you can see already the Buddhist monks coming here, and then examining sympathize in with us all the students, and the we never had kind of a. Religious disharmony, you know, here, and they are there was some isolated incident. But as a whole would send cantaloupes living harmoniously together optional whatever the purpose, and whatever would it it is so unhumorous Aurora almond drawl in Colombo, you mentioned some of the anger that you heard from parishioners y'all third some consternation from people you spoke to a about the fact that there apparently had been warnings about some kind of attack and the government had really taken little action. Yes, before before the government shutdown social media Lanka in the early afternoon of Sunday. A letter went went around the there was a warning from the intelligence service that there may be a tax some ten days before before the attacks actually happened. And so a lot of people saw this, and it it's creating a lot of anger directed towards the government. I talked to one person outside of the church. Negombo has nameless was Bernard sT. And he he expressed a lot of the disappointment and anger that the government hadn't done more to prevent the bombings diligent service. They didn't take any accent rebels and expecting this can be happened something like this until it's too late to take action the costume in human lights. Actually now that million people scared to go to the go to the public places and public transport, and what is going to be Puget Doppler thirty years war is the end shooting be and yesterday should be happy day for this town. But it's like a whole town is like a funeral at the moment. Whole whole town and village like if you yeah, the whole town of Negombo on the side of that. The worst bombing yesterday is like a funeral said Bernard silver. They're a resident of Negombo the side of the worst bombing yesterday..
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"An ancient reservoir in Sri Lanka's north central district, and I'm not going to pronounce that natural punt, nor am I going to pronounce this festival at that you went to, which is a great. Elephants segue. He said it was pretty spectacular, but you had some concerns. So the elephants look, visual visually, it's unlike anything I've ever experienced. Well, the name of it, it's called the Asala para Hera my politics. I've said that Rome probably better than. Did you want to crack down and it's a, it's a massive parade with traditional musicians and dances, and you have these elephants in these amazing jeweled costumes. But yeah, it's a bit difficult to see those elephants. Some of them didn't look entirely comfortable with the noise and the and the lab music and the crowd around him. So that for me was a little bit a bit difficult to process also be difficult to explain when you're traveling with a child, why that's okay. And k. K. wrapped up trip family trip on combat. Negombo was interesting place for us. It had a dock vibe, doc energy, and I think it's to do with the fact that it's has been known for child prostitution that and the fact that there is a lot of Catholic imagery in the town kinda gave it a David Lynch, sort of doc feel the like imagery that you speaking visit hangover from Portuguese. Yes. So sort of remnants from, I guess, e. Portuguese settlers came to this little fishing town. Yeah, by the coast and you're saying not only is known for child prostitution, but I actually feel have signs seriously warning of it. Yeah, in some places, hotels have signs saying that they, they don't encourage them. They don't support it sort of activity and we'll call it call it out. So what would you say to families that wanted to travel to sherline? From my personal experience, there are very few experiences. In life that have been enhanced by the addition of a four year old, three Lanka. Sri Lanka was amazing. It's a family friendly country. Apart from these area, we'll that brings us to the end of our episode featuring Sri Lanka, but the entity quiz question the native plant that has created trade with Sri Lanka, fa centuries, dating back to about two thousand BC when this product was imported into Egypt, talking about cinnamon. Oh, it's native to Celente. And so to that whole spice tried and everything. We, I mean win on during times during medieval times, the Europeans had no idea where it came from because the people he tried to kick the destination sacred. Yeah, because they wanted to monopolize. The tried to them might up also fantastic stories about it came from the NIST of birds which flew to some strange omlund collected and things. So it was a mystery for centuries. But of course it was the impetus for as far. As western civilization goes for all that sort of exploration and throughout southeast Asia and the duchy Cindy's. Cool. Also gonna say marijuana. Because that's been around sprinkle that on your fate as well. Or Dan, like we'll NYMEX podcast from chains all the goodwill podcast app, and you can come tax us by emailing podcast dot com. What is next? We are featuring another amazing nomad, but this it's a couple. He swapped living in an RV for sailing the world in a catamaran. Please take me with you and by the word moments. Royal boundaries.
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"The mother of your child mother of my child run through the experience for you guys. So we got to the train station. There's not a lot of sinus. Lots of people waiting for the train. First attempt train pulled into the station. We jumped on because we would came to get a seat because we were travelling with my daughter whose voice old just before the train leaves the station. I work out that we're on the wrong train. So grab bags, grab kid, hop off, the train, wait for the next train. Take to the sign. You run the room trying. I asked someone of is strangling goal and he's like, no, this is not going to go. And I was like, 'cause she was down the end of the carriage and it's like hop off. This is not the train. When the right train came came, came along, we were bit slow, didn't get a seat. So we Beck set on the floor with Ashley in the doorway. And I was standing next to a baggage because of concern for the safety of our of our baggage did not do that to you? Yes. All right. Travel safety. You know? I was. I was aware I was not alarmed. Yeah, man. Man. So Beck had an amazing experience. She watched the countryside go by, you see, it's coastal you positive villages. There are people doing the things that of daily life scenes of daily life in Sri Lanka, and she had this. Amazing moment rarely. And she, she thought about live and wishing when it to be sort of setting five goals. And I was there having a very different experience with the baggage. I've got my hired, you miss. And what of a four year old on a train I, she was. She was sitting with Beck little Ashley, and I, I like to think she had a good time to. Yeah, speaking. If your daughter, you said that there is a place that you would go to that you would not take children to was this part of the safari or this? The safari experience is not something I recommend with a small child cooking. Remember you saying that to us, the look, it's it's, I think the attraction for us was to bring Ashley to, you know, the the natural habitat of these animals into elephants in the wild, and we thought that that was the attraction. But the reality is it's it's very, very hot. These safaris going for hours and hours there is, you know, as as it should be, there is no guarantee that you will see anything. Yeah. And so for you know, four year old, yeah. Can be can be difficult. We, we, we, we saw family sort of getting off the trucks and kids crying and parents about the strangle each other because dad wanted to see a race sort of cheetah, leopard or whatever rethink the the safari thing, if you have little kids. Yeah, Sri Lanka's safari. Never put those together. So clearly three Lanka. If I'm correct, if I'm wrong, you can edit this out has Has not. not. As the I think is home to the world's biggest mass migration of elephants that also have gathered this watering hold at what watering hole this time of year. And it's it's a magnificent side. I didn't care if you're wrong. Sounds great. And Felix earlier in the episode to spoke about Phil, when he was running driving with someone to wild elephants on the side of the right, yes, we saw a bit of that. So that's, that's the other thing I wanted to say for Ashley, we could be driving down the road somewhere and an elephant just sort of rocks up to the side of the car, and that's quite different to being a bumpy for four hours to see the same thing can I migration is called the gathering the gathering him for centuries, hundreds of elephants descend on the shoals of.
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"So I'm going to have to throw it to you. So don't ruin anything all side, the wrong thing. Yet there's a, there's a few different bits coming out, which is which is super excited. The the main one is an ammos giveaway, which was actually when I was on a flight to Sydney, I was trying to myself have had a few drinks and I didn't not myself footsie off these featuring had a genius idea would just to basically give give. Away older, my animals. A lot of shitty as they keep one fight, you stop, but it kind of comes around in a in a full circle to the whole thing is to, you know what we do with with holiday swap. We want to inspire Trump who we wanna make it more accessible. You wanna make cheaper. You know a few people turn around said, why not give it away? Ammos not using them, and it's about enough to fly around the world three times. So just seeing the response from the reaction from people who just got so excited thinking about putting themselves in the mindset of where they could go, they could see was exactly on of walk. I really wanted to to achieve that with during a bunch of other exciting stuff as well. Particularly through holidays while I'm giving away another pair of flights to someone, anyone that kind of just let me know through through its James asking travel is is by spam yet just hit me up wherever and comment. So in slide into the d Adams, if you wish everything will be safe, everything you need to know about James and holiday what will be in the show notes. I'm sure you've heard me say before at will. Match. We don't just told the toke we actually walk it and Phil, you can't help, but being spun to travel when you're editing rotting, posting filming or recording these awesome travel stories on my one last is increasing all the time. Well, you'll going to easily next year him off shortly on little micro adventure to funnel coins, land. This man, social media. Simone is Hank. Recently recently went to Sri Lanka. Thanks for having me. Oh, as they say in Sri Lanka is to he's pulled the language. Praises? Did you learn how to say it was important thing? So thank you is to. Most you get around with English. So the things I'd like to NS. Sorry. Thank you. Yeah, yeah, the Polat big. Yeah. Yeah. So won't be thoughts on Columba because giants who was earlier in the podcast wasn't a fan. I didn't expect to like Columbus much as I did from from what I've read. I only book tonight the city's chaotic, but the little pockets of charm. And I wish we had more time to sort of dive into those pockets. What would have chummy there's an iconic hotel, the Gulf ace hotel, which is right next to the Gulf ace green, which is an interesting area because what happens in the evenings when the weather's will be cooler. Lots of young people come out. They fly kites, these little eateries sort of food stole type things. Beautiful. So the little things like that in Colombo that are really interesting as traveling. This is like at central park is this is the hence said Haith. To them. Yes. Central park by the beach. You know, sun going down a tropical sort of that sort of balmy tropical evening heaps young people out. Let's lovers. It's. It's a published book for local lovers, and that's okay. Yeah, it's all good on the Gulf as green. Well, Dylan's about the train ride one night in Colombo which you regret, which he regrets counseling. You would love to explore that a little further. So you took a trying to to go so firms Asari firm Colombo with took a train down to goal. Right? Okay. The icon hotel in Columbus called the Gulf ace hotel? Yeah, the train trip. I had a very different experience to my partner..
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"Cer- Lincoln is one of the program destinations that I caught up with Ninette at the wisdom conference in Scotland to find out more well, our job is to help two sets of people. One is the young travelers, of course, and the other is local. People of the country should Lanka. For example. And the way we do it is we would prepare an opportunity and opportunity to travel very in young person would be well taken care of in terms of their food, their stay. They would be given organized opportunities or options to immerse in the local culture in the form of, you know, meeting families interacting with students, and the core part of the program would be for them to engage in a meaningful way in a in an impactful way with local communities that need some degree of health. Now, what that means is that if you look at any of the countries that are still developing Shillong being in the point in case, there are schools that could use an additional English teacher. There are women's groups that could use somebody to come in and tell them about how to use PC. There are. Even monasteries which would benefit from learning English from a real English speaker. Because many times they're annoying list teachers around there would be schools that would benefit from their walls being repaired or sports classes being run. Now we, what we do is v. take the local need and. Design it in a way that an a person, a young person can actually contribute. To the need, even though they may not have the language skills or the work experience. So our job is to facilitate to our knowledge to.
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"What is it better? What do you find? What do you find is the thing that makes the connection? I think the simplicity of things I'm normally because they don't see me as Norma tours who has pockets full of money. It's they're just interested. Why lives is lifestyle and it's it's not a mount materialistic things. It's not about money. It's just they want to offer me a t to sit down with me in heaven creek, shut. Even those language sometimes is it barrier? And I think that's the beauty of it that even though we cannot communicate verbally. In detailer perfectly still managed to find what is to get along. Then out your community aid. We use our hands at safe and it's just I just feel comfortable with people. Head could Tate in Sri Lanka. He's doing the team. Good. I actually don't because they put so much sugar that have made. Oh, thank Tepa. But I don't know how many foods sugar they put in it. So I actually stay right from the most of the time at night. I prefer the coconuts by far so I have coconut at least one every day and but sometimes I, yeah, I have have key when I'm just like my sugar levers that done. And I'm tired of benign for Cup of tea, but otherwise it doesn't really taste back t and not have should remind you decide that thought, no Suga most of the time leaders of key. Like for example, again, the college we get, we get four times t t heads his fake Barry weather, just pull the TI in its pre prepared. So yeah, you can't. Sometimes you can ask when you go to small restaurant or smart shop, you can ask for ninety like good t- but otherwise, yeah, it's always have some you running to tape. Taishin. He just grab a couple of Lay's draw him off yourself. Yeah, yeah. You could actually slept in a lot of people Tyson's because normally in the morning, this is sitting in the t and it's just so beautiful waking up in like you cannot see anything except agreed. Lush green tea leaves name varmint failing pristine beaches and through to the mountains, van vitamin that safe. Yes, but Litwin is a big problem. If you go food more populated areas and the beaches of full of litter, they on really have so how to keep the night as it's supposed to be like even in the college here, like sometimes it's very dirty end, you can smell it. And then with the heat and humidity, it doesn't take long until you can smell basically every every item of litter. And that's the sad part of it. You mentioned the tell us about. The work that you doing in Sri Lanka because you not just running in aiding coconuts, you're actually doing. Yes. So my role is here basically to bring people from the various ethnic backgrounds to get. So what I do here, it's college. I teach Noman civic education. So this morning I just had a gun in class where I just told them about different landing techniques. But my main role is like I organized exchange programs between dips and I'm colleges an NFL something you could have done ting a dozen years ago because that's the basis of the entire conflict. Right? Yeah, that's correct. So the civil war ended in two thousand nine. And since then it's been relatively each story by that. You can save a lot of residences and tensions between the different ethnic groups. But a lot of times it's because they've actually the people have never interacted with other people for visits, ethnic groups. And that's why I think such exchange balloons quite sensible, just said to bring the David together and actually see, they're basically the same people. It's just said they have different beliefs, but they some of them have the same interest, thankfully, eat most of the time, the same foods much the same. I think that's how you can just show the people. It doesn't matter what religion you have for what you believe in it. Just you can make friends with anyone. Nina sham runs. I Dix of volunteer and travel brewed company where you can get amongst the culture by taking pot in for ethical volunteer abroad programs at the same time, developing yourself and making you fringe during travel..
"lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Out how important facebook is to social discourse in sri lanka as well as spreading the news lanka to staffers is really not enough so you've also reported on facebook activities playing out in myanmar where extremists use the platform to spread propaganda against the role hanger muslim minority do you see parallels between sri lanka and me and more yeah for sure this idea that muslims as a minority group are actually seeking to convert people and to reproduce entertained over the country that's a common theme among extremist groups in both of those countries through lanka man mar so mark zuckerberg and facebook coo cheryl sandberg they've been on this unprecedented sort of media tour head of the congressional hearings this week what's been going through your mind as you read and listen to and watch these interviews because i mean they're responding to the cambridge analytica scandal but in the background there's stuff in myanmar and entry lanka yeah i think that those two issues are related i think of course we are focusing on this cambridge analytica scandal in the us because that's the thing that directly impacts us but i think this hate speech issue is really a global story and we're just starting to get the tip of the iceberg on this this same pattern is happening in a lot of places basically extremist groups use facebook to put out calls for violence violence happens and nothing is done about it and the cycle just repeats itself so i think this issue with hate speech is another area where the company is going to be criticized for being less than transparent using government would say that facebook is doing enough to address issues that are relevant to sri lanka i think she lankan government officials ngo workers academics activist groups all of them believed that facebook has not done nearly enough to address all of these concerts in their country and it frustrates them because they see that facebook is addressing these same concerns in places like germany and the us and.
"lanka" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Did right after getting the big lecture from some guide who showed us all his scars from this horrible cobra bite and i thought i need to touch it sri lanka i was in sri lanka and here's my second question how come you're so stupid we're friends now you what are you thinking touching a cobra as your friend i think cobra could swing around and snap at you and you you could have died so that's hey you're sitting here i'm alive so so even the dumbest move be rewarded by god with grace and you're learning something that people will see with this cobra is we didn't just touch i didn't touch it we also this cobra was so angry that it would strike at your shadow if your shadow moved in front of it it would smack it's face think that has to do with and i think that has to do with the outrageous stupidity of serpents well we also we also played with the cobra with water balloons i gotta say so cobras tiny head we did i mean it has fun had fun too.
"lanka" Discussed on RobinLynne
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"lanka" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
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