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A highlight from Spirit-Empowered Evangelism (Part 2)
"I haven't finished the message or done it in two parts. This is one I'm just like, all of these parts feel essential to this and we need to be able to deal with this. Acts 1 and verse 8, because this really is the rest of the book of Acts is expressing this, we'll read this verse, we'll have a brief word of prayer, then we'll dive back into where we left off this morning. This is Jesus speaking to the apostles before he ascended to heaven, and they've asked about when's the, you know, when's the kingdom be restored? He's going to say, that's not for you to know, the Father's put those times in his hand. But verse 8, in contrast to that, you shall receive power, this ability, this divine power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you. So that happens at Pentecost, that the Holy Spirit comes upon them, empowers them, and ye shall be witnesses unto me. Okay, you're going to go tell everyone what you have seen and heard, particularly the resurrection. Witnesses tell what they have seen, both in Jerusalem, that's where it starts with Peter's sermon on Pentecost we looked at a few weeks ago, and in all Judea, their witness spills over from that city into the surrounding countryside. And in Samaria, we looked at that a little bit briefly this morning in Acts chapter 8, and under the uttermost part of the earth, and that is still going on today. One of the things we touched on when we looked at this text a few weeks ago is that the task is unfinished. Jesus is very much implying that I'm ascending to heaven and this task begins and it continues until I return. In fact, the angel says, you know, they're standing there gazing up into heaven, the same Jesus who you've seen ascend is going to come back that same way. He's going to return visibly and physically. And the implication is, until that happens, you've got a job to do, which is to be a witness to Christ, it is to evangelize. Now, so this morning, we talked about the fact that God has defined the task for us. What is evangelism? It's very simply telling people the good news of Jesus and calling them to accept it. It's not just information, but it's information and persuasion. It's not just here's the facts, but it's facts that demand a response. It's both of those two things together. We also noted that God has defined the message and we spent a significant amount of time today just carefully laying out what is the gospel, what is the evangel, what is the message that we as Christians are to declare. If we get the message wrong, we might be very, very passionate. We might be very bold, but we're not giving the message of life. Both boldness and accuracy are essential when it comes to giving the gospel. And so you might have a beautiful scene, but no light. You might be very accurate, but it's not visible. That's a message that's correct, but not declared. Or you might have a message that is declared, but not accurate. We want to have a message that's both accurate and made known to the world around us. So where I want to go this evening is how do we go about doing that? And we're going to look at the book of Acts and just look at some examples of the different ways to do that. But before we do, let's just go to the Lord in a word of prayer before we dive in. Father, you have called us to make disciples of the nations. You have called us to preach the gospel to every creature. And Father, we recognize that we are not capable of doing this on our own. We desperately need your spirit. And Father, we also confess this evening that we are often silent when we should speak. We are often fearful when we ought to be bold. We are often hesitant when we need to be direct. So God, I pray that you would fill us with courage. You would fill us with confidence that comes from your spirit's indwelling presence. Would you help us as a church to be a church that is marked by personal passionate evangelism? And Father, not just speaking to the issues of the day, but pointing people to Christ. We ask these things for your glory in Jesus' name. Amen. According to various studies that have been done, there are approximately 7 ,500 news anchors in the United States. That number was actually surprisingly low to me. I thought that like every town had a bunch of them. But 7 ,500. And the job of a news anchor is to simply get the news out. These are the people on the evening news that are like, this evening there was another traffic jam in the bank head tunnel, or the weather tomorrow is going to be insanely hot once again. They're the familiar faces on local TV who give us these updates. They might be the less familiar faces on sort of the national stage. And frankly, as much as many people dislike and distrust the media, and sometimes for good reason, I think we would all admit that people who give us the news are filling a vital and important role to let us know what is going on in the world. They're supposed to get the news out. And sure, sometimes they get the news wrong, and sometimes they leave out important aspects, but the basic description is to get the news out. That in a sense is our job as Christians is to get the news out without changing the facts, without tweaking things. Our job is to get the good news of the gospel out to a needy world, and we've got to get the message right. We saw that this morning. We've also got to embrace that calling. Our job is not to editorialize, but to announce. We're not to be opinion journalists, but more news anchors of here's the message and we're going to declare it and call people to respond to it. That is what it means to be an evangelist, is to declare the good news, to declare the gospel to the world around us. So I want to just pick up with these final two building blocks for a biblical vision of evangelism. Not only the fact that God has defined the task, not only the fact that God has determined the message, but I want to pick up thirdly this evening with the fact that God uses Christians to evangelize. I know this is a really obvious point, but God doesn't send angels to come and proclaim the gospel to the world around us. He doesn't strike people with lightning while they're walking down the street and all of a sudden they're saved. But as Romans 10 tells us that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of Christ and that it is absolutely necessary for preachers to be sent out to make the gospel known. The book of Acts, it's called at the title at the top of my page the Acts of the Apostles. And we've noted the fact it could be the Acts of the Risen Christ through the spirit empowered apostles. It's really Jesus who's working. But we get example after example in this book of the first generation of Christians doing precisely that, telling people about Christ. And here's what is striking is the variety of ways, the variety of methods that God uses. There is not just here's the one approved method for giving the gospel. You know, God calls all Christians everywhere to only knock on doors and use the Romans road or only to have conversations at work. There's kind of an above all, all of the above kind of strategy when it comes to getting the gospel out. So one of the first ways we see the gospel going out is in Acts chapter two. So just turn over there with me. We looked at this in some detail a few weeks back. So we're not going to rehash this, but it's the day of Pentecost and the spirit comes upon the Christians and they begin to speak in other languages and a big crowd gathers. And Peter verse 14, Acts two verse 14, Peter standing up with the 11 lifted up his voice and said unto them, ye men of Judea and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you and hearken to my words. And from there, he begins to give them a recounting of the fact, hey, what you're seeing is not drunkenness, but the spirit of God has fallen in fulfillment of prophecy. He then adds to that, that Jesus is the promised Messiah who's risen from the dead and David predicted him. And this can't be about David because David is dead, but Jesus has risen from the dead. So verse 36, therefore, here's sort of the summary, the call to action, let all the house of Israel know assuredly, and by the way, this is imperative in the Greek. It's not just, hey, allow this to be, but that all the house of Israel must know this, must know assuredly, must accept this by faith, that God hath made the same Jesus whom ye crucified both Lord and Christ. So he declares the gospel to them through preaching. Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission or the forgiveness of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. So he preaches and we find out in verse 41, 3 ,000 people respond in faith and signify that by stepping into the waters of baptism. We could give example after example, we have a number of examples in the book of Acts of public preaching. God uses Christians to evangelize and one of the ways he does that is through public preaching, maybe in a church gathering or out on a street or you think of through church history, men like George Whitfield and John Wesley who did open air preaching and thousands came to hear them. Preaching, this authoritative heralding to large groups of people. It might be a specially organized crusade like what Billy Graham did back in the day. It might be preaching that goes out over the airwaves or over the internet to bring sinners to faith in Christ. And Peter is preaching, he is expounding scripture. He is keeping scripture central. Now, what is interesting when you look at the apostles proclamation of the gospel, we do not see elaborate schemes. We don't see slick methods being cooked up to try to pad their numbers or to manipulate people. We don't see high pressure sales techniques to guilt people into making a decision. Rather, we see the simple and powerful declaration of the word of God laid onto the consciences of their hearers. It's the honest declaration of the good news of Jesus. Turn over with me to 2 Corinthians 4 to hear what Paul has to say about gospel ministry. 2 Corinthians 4, verses one and two. So seeing therefore, we have this ministry, the gospel ministry, this responsibility to make the gospel of Jesus known. As we have received mercy, we faint not. Okay, we've got such an awesome ministry. We don't give up, we don't quit. But we have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. I love this. He's saying, we're not resorting to trickery. We're not taking the scriptures and twisting them to make them say what we want, but we are plainly exposing to view what the Bible says and what Christ has done and making an appeal to people's consciences to respond. He's likely describing the individuals in his day who would go around from town to town and would sort of do philosophical lectures for money and some would do the same thing, would basically try to monetize the gospel. One way we could render this is we don't peddle the word of God. We don't go around sort of preaching the word of God in order to get rich for ourselves. But rather just the plain declaration of the truth. Now, to be sure, we do see the early church loving and serving their neighbors. We do see Peter performing miracles and that becoming an avenue for the gospel going out. There is biblical precedent for saying we're gonna perform mercy ministries. We're gonna do good to our community in order to gain a hearing. We have to be careful less we slip into crass manipulation where you're trying to play on people's emotions and arms twist when the spirit of God has not touched their conscience. So how do we go about, how does God use Christians to proclaim the gospel one way is by preaching. Here's another way that's totally different. So if Peter's preaching in Acts two and Acts three to crowns of thousands, we go to the other end of the spectrum, which is simply a one -on -one conversation. Go over to Acts chapter eight with me. Here we have a guy who's by the name of Philip. In Acts chapter six, there had been some division in the early church between the Greek speakers and the Hebrew speakers and the apostles called the church together. They appoint the first deacons and there's seven of them. One of them is Stephen. He preaches a powerful sermon before the Sanhedrin in Acts chapter seven and they kill him because they loved his sermon so much. He faces stoning because of the reaction to it. Same message, completely different response. Then we get in Acts chapter eight, Philip, we noted him briefly this morning. He goes to Samaria and he preaches. Later on in the book of Acts, this guy is so passionate for the gospel, he gets the name Philip, the evangelist. An evangelist is not some guy who has a fifth -wheel trailer who goes from church to church and does special meetings. An evangelist is somebody who preaches the gospel. By the way, nothing wrong with people going from church to church doing special meetings. I've got friends who do that. But the term evangelist refers to those who evangelize. And so Philip gets that label. But look in verse 26, Acts chapter eight. So he's preached the gospel to all the villages of the Samaritans and the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip. This is one of the rare instances in Acts where we see special divine guidance regarding ministry. Arise and go toward the south under the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. So down to the Gaza Strip, going down towards Egypt. And he arose and went and behold, a man of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure and had come to Jerusalem for to worship, was returning and sitting in his chariot and read Isaiah the prophet. Then the spirit said unto Philip, go near and join thyself to this chariot. And Philip ran thither to him and heard him read the prophet Isaiah and said, understandest thou what thou readest? He said, how can I accept some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he should come up and sit with him. The place of the scripture, which he read was this. He was led as a sheep to the slaughter and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth. In his humiliation, his judgment was taken away and who shall declare his generation for his life is taken from the earth. It's from Isaiah 53, which Brian read this morning. And the eunuch answered Philip and said, I pray thee of whom speaketh the prophet this, of himself or some other man? Then Philip opened his mouth and began at the same scripture and preached unto him, Jesus. Here we get this other end of the spectrum. This is not preaching to a crowd of thousands, but this is a one -on -one conversation. You see, you may say I'm not comfortable doing public speaking. I'll never stand up before a crowd of people and declare the gospel. Great, well, we have this example of a one -on -one conversation, a divine appointment. God orchestrates this encounter as you read the text. It's very obvious that God is making sure that Philip crosses the path of the eunuch so that he can get the gospel and he meets him just when he happens to be reading Isaiah 53. And occasionally at various points in your life, God will bring those kinds of situations across your path where you bump into a complete stranger. The spirit of God's been working on them. Other people have been witnessing to them. They've been under conviction and you get to witness to them. I remember a time when I was a kid, my dad was cleaning the church where we were at and a Sri Lankan guy just came and knocked on the door. He'd kind of grown up in Sri Lanka. I think he had grown up as a Hindu and was like, I'm looking for a priest. I want to figure out how to become a Christian. Like never met the guy before, never had encountered the guy before and dad brought him home, sat down with him, explained the gospel, the guy got saved. Like, praise God. I'll be honest, those situations are pretty rare that you get someone and you just cross their paths and boom, there they are, they're ready to be converted. Philip is in the right place at the right time with the right message. And notice what his message is, it's Jesus. He starts at the same scripture and gets to Jesus. Beloved, we need to be so fluent with the gospel that we can sort of jump into any place in the storyline of the Bible and be able to get to Jesus. I was talking to Clay this morning on the way out. He was letting me know he was going to preach about David at Ahepa and I just gave him the encouragement. I said, as you preach about David, don't forget to talk about the son of David, right? Anywhere in the Bible we want to get to Christ because he is the heart of the gospel. So the Ethiopian is ripe for the picking. The soil is ready for the planting. And these encounters are not encounters that you and I can manufacture. We can't sort of, you know, we try to strategize and make sure I'm at the right place at the right time. This is the working of God. Indeed, I would say that trying to plant the seed when God has not yet plowed the soil can actually be unhelpful because it's going to push people away when they're not ready. But think about the things that God could use to awaken someone's heart to where they're in a place like this guy who's just ready for this. Maybe someone has gotten to the end of their rope and realized, man, this religion I've grown up in does not give me answers. Or some personal tragedy has happened where all of a sudden they didn't think about eternity yesterday, but now they are thinking about eternity. A loved one passes away, and all of a sudden they're realizing, one day I'm going to die. And they're beginning to think about these things. Sometimes tragedy will be the megaphone that God will use to awaken a lost world to their need for him. Sometimes a divorce has thrown someone back on a faith they long ago rejected. You see, in every tragedy in the midst of all brokenness, when questions arise, that is where the Gospel can slip in. So God uses Christians. Sometimes it's the preaching to the huge crowds, Peter on Pentecost. Other times it's the divine appointment, Philip in the Ethiopian eunuch. Another way we see God using Christians are just individuals who are scattered. We looked at Acts 8 this morning how the church is scattered and everybody went everywhere giving the Gospel. Let me give you another example of this happening in Acts because it seems to suggest this is a way that God works. Acts 11, picking up in verse 19. Now they which were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen. All right, so same persecution. We would look at persecution and be like it's a real negative, it's a real downer. People are getting killed, hauled into prison. God's using it to scatter Christians. Those who were scattered abroad upon the persecution that arose about Stephen traveled as far as Phoenice and Cyprus and Antioch, preaching the word to none but unto the Jews only. That's all they knew is this is for Israel. And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene. Cyrene is in North Africa, Cyprus is an island out in the Mediterranean, which when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. Same message, right? That Jesus and he's the Lord, he's the resurrected king. And the hand of the Lord was with them and a great number believed and turned unto the Lord. So here's these people who are scattered. They weren't planning to go to Cyprus or to Cyrene. They were planning to stay in Jerusalem and hang out with the Christians there. But circumstances have happened and all of a sudden they're in a place where there's a bunch of people who don't know about Jesus. And so what do they do? They open their mouths and give the gospel. Now here's the interesting thing. It says, you know, preaching the words, none of the Jews, but the Jews only, but notice the verb that's used in verse 20. Some of them, they come, they were come to Antioch, they spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. The word preaching here is not the word keruso standing up and heralding, but simply the word for speaking. One -on -one conversations. I think you can envision them moving into town and having one -on -one conversations over meals, having in -home discussions with their new neighbors, robust back and forth with their coworkers. You see, every week we scatter dozens of different ways, interacting with hundreds of people every week. Other times through circumstances there is a, you know, a downsizing at work and you lose your job and all of a sudden you have to move to take a job out in Seattle. You're like, I didn't want to go live in Seattle. I liked living in Alabama. We got better football down here. Well, the weather's probably better up there. But then all of a sudden you're off moving to Seattle. You can look at that as, man, what a rotten circumstance or it could be God has moved me here. What is the strategic gospel purpose that he might have in making me change jobs or move houses or go to a new location? I often think this when I taught at PCC, have these students who are in the classroom who are nursing and engineering and all of these other majors. Man, what if people deployed their careers in a way that is strategic for the cause of the gospel? You say, okay, I can go be a nurse anywhere, right? Everywhere needs nurses. How about I go be a nurse where there's a church plant that's happening so I can come in and be part of that on the front lines as opposed to just going wherever and not thinking strategically. What if we thought strategically about our moves, about our job changes? What if we thought that all these changes that come our way that we don't expect could be the providential hand of God, putting us into contact with people that we would not have been in contact with otherwise? Now, one of the things that I think is really beautiful in the book of Acts is that we don't get the sense that there are these organized structured programs for evangelism. Rather, we get the sense that Christians just went around telling people about Jesus. It wasn't like, hey, this is on Saturday at 10 o 'clock, we're meeting at the church, but this was just a, I'm going around and of course I would tell people about what is important to me. You see, my goal, my desire, my prayer for our church is not that we have a bunch of evangelistic programs, but rather that we have a culture of evangelism. Like, think about how awesome this would be if we had a church full of people who in the normal course of their daily lives were just telling people about Jesus. We're just like, hey, I'm going to start a Bible study in my apartment complex. Hey, I'm just going to figure out a way to reach my neighbors with the gospel.
Part 2 of 'I, Pencil: The Movie' (Short Version)
"These are also the ancestors of our pencil As is the waitress at a nearby diner who sells the lager's lunch To say nothing of the thousands of people involved in producing that simple midday meal Across time and space the web grows Consider the roads trucks ships communication systems and the people who design build and maintain them All of them are necessary to bring the lumber to the mills and the slap factories that process them All of them are also at the ancestors of the pencil and even with the work of all these people so far all we have is a stained wooden slat a naked half of a wooden body of a pencil But its family tree is larger and more extensive The graphite is mined in China and Sri Lanka At the pencil factory is mixed with clay and heat and other materials before it's extruded dried and baked in a kiln People from different contexts different cultures cooperate to bring these materials together with waxes and kilns and equipment from across the world These two are the ancestors of the pencil And the same is true of the eraser With ingredients from around the world it's the end result of a similarly complex and exotic branch of the family tree As is the for all the metal band made from material that is mined refined and shipped from all over the world Each part of the pencil is the result of the collaboration and cooperation of millions of people Together they form a process that is constantly changing and adapting A change in the availability or cost of material from one place might make another source more desirable and the process changes and adapts fluidly
"lanka" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Energy crisis in terms of its depth and complexity. Now in corporate news, Twitter shares of tanked after Elon Musk walked away from his $44 billion deal to buy the company, setting the scene for a disruptive legal battle, the shares closed 11% lower erasing about $3.2 billion in market value. Lawyers for Twitter say the social network has breached non of its obligations and the deal does remain in effect. And finally, Sri Lanka's opposition parties are trying to form an all party government after the president and the prime minister did agree to resign. The parliamentary speaker says got a buyer Rajapaksa will step down tomorrow parliament will vote on the 20th of July to elect a new president. Rajapaksa's whereabouts are unknown enough to escape before protesters did enter his official home. Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake, powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries, I'm leann gorons, this is Bloomberg, Stephen. Leon, thank you very much for that. Well, after we have that warning from the IEA about things getting worse, a lot of the focus here in Europe is on the main pipeline for Russian gas supplies that was shut down from maintenance on Monday for ten days. It will test the metal of the European Union, which is pledged to cut gas imports from Russia by two thirds by the end of this year, joining us now as Vanessa desam has Bloomberg's energy and climate change reporter in Europe but good morning to you. Good morning. Juarez the thinking in Germany now about what Russia will do. Yeah, so the government fear is that Russia may use those works as maintaining its works as an excuse to hold supplies for era for a longer period. So those might not resume when maintainance works are over. This is expected to be what they are fearing now. And the European leaders are also saying the block should be prepared for a complete health and supplies. It's not only Germany, alerting for this issue. We could see just for you to have a sense on what the level of uncertainty is now in Europe. On Friday, universe is large, German company that is very dependent also on Russian gas. You made a pretty emotional speech. Saying how his disappointed that Gazprom Russia's company seems not to be a reliable partner anymore. And he also said that the company has been in a firefighting mode since Russia cut supplies by 60% via Nord stream less month allergic technical problems. So that gives us a sense and what is the sense of emergency here and also the level of uncertainty. The fact is that Germans are convinced that Russia is using energy as a weapon, right? Yeah, so then this is a political test, isn't it? How much political will is there in Europe on this in the face of the possibility of a Russian cut off Europe is trying to pull back on its dependence on Russia, how much will is there to keep going with the pressure on Ukraine? There is a weeding is and we can see that Europeans are convinced that Russia is using energy as a way to retaliate for the sanctions. It is suffering from for its war in Ukraine. But at the same time, obviously, what Europeans are doing. They are struggling to fill up the natural gas storage sites, and that's a very important issue. They need European countries need to have those storage sites full when we intercoms. And for that, we are seeing really a rush to launch measures to cut consumption gas consumption to European leaders are applied in our asking consumers to reduce consumption. They are coming up with measures to incentivize the industry to also replace gas in the production also trying to tap natural gas in the markets from other sources. So there is a huge effort here to replace Russian gas to get prepared for the winter. And also to that prepared for the possibility that Russia will cut off completely supplies to the region. Yeah, okay, I mean, that's one of the really big questions, of course, that we're all waiting to find out when that maintenance period is over. Vanessa briefly, if you don't mind, there are a lot of other countries in Europe who are worried about the supply situation. Where is under particular pressure? Well, I think the main country that might suffer the most and could be Germany is one of the countries that is more exposed to Russian flows, so Germany, German economy is facing huge risks, right? Nordstrom pipeline is the main corridor of Russian gas to
"lanka" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"World of national news Nathan Hager Paul President Biden plans to take on perhaps his biggest political liability later this morning in fact in just about an hour when he speaks on inflation comes as gas prices reached a fresh record high overnight four 37 a gallon and that's just for regular Cecilia rouse chairs The White House council of economic advisers He understands that the cost of food and gas and the price of everyday items for the American family And so he comes from a family where that would be meaningful if you had to pay more for a tank of gas And so he's focused on the all of it Cecilia rouse spoke earlier on Bloomberg radio and television the president lays out his inflation fighting efforts in a speech set for 1130 Wall Street time you'll hear it live on Bloomberg radio In Ukraine Russian forces have been pounding away at the port of Odessa in an apparent effort to disrupt supply lines and weapons shipments with the war now into its 11th week Director of national intelligence Avril Haines has been updating senators on Capitol Hill We assess president Putin is preparing for prolonged conflict in Ukraine during which he still intends to achieve goals beyond the donbas The united Haynes tells the Senate armed services committee Putin could also declare martial law to draw in more Russian fighters and could make more nuclear threats to test allies resolve In Sri Lanka the Ministry of Defense has ordered the military to open fire on anyone looting public property or harming others as violent protests continue over that island nations unprecedented economic crisis at least 8 people have been killed after supporters of the country's former prime minister attacked anti government protesters yesterday The prime minister resigned that has yet to calm the tensions Global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg quicktake powered by more than 2700 journalists.
"lanka" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Lanka is warning of an unprecedented default and has halted payments on foreign debt as it looks to stockpile dollars for essential food and fuel Let's find out more from Bloomberg South Asia managing editor ginette Rodriguez and Jeanette What's bush Sri Lanka to sustain payments now Morning has Linda Sri Lanka was it had inspected the wall quite frankly It had been struggling to make payments even last year But at that time the political and the Central Bank dispensation was adamant that they really wouldn't default Remember Sri Lanka has never defaulted in its debt and the Central Bank said that we will never default on its debt It's a matter of great important to us Having said that the pandemic the war in Ukraine All of these global events and of course policies within Sri Lanka at home itself have pushed the nation to the wall They are running out of money to pay for essential imports of food and fuel It's an island nation most of its key essentials have to be shipped in And that is why Sri Lanka has taken this very hard step to choose to default And miss payments on foreign debt and instead preserve those dollars to pay for food and fuel As citizen protests at home back on the island increase every day Yeah and for foreign investors they're just trying to figure out how much they can salvage at this point Jeanette But how do you see this all playing out Of course we're still looking ahead to those talks with the IMF There are various key steps that need to play out A is first back in Sri Lanka the government in the Central Bank remember it's an entirely new dispensation after the cabinet resigned on Mars So the president and the prime minister need to work together to kind of form a committee that will hold talks with bondholders and the IMF Similar moves need to be done overseas as well where the bondholders need to come together and reach some sort of consensus If it's actually worth having these stocks and chasing some kind of recovery or whether it's you just write of Sri Lanka After a consensus is agreed on the bondholder front Sri Lanka then needs to go to the IMF and say this is our plan to restructure debt On the basis of this plan we are seeking a loan from the IMF That's when bailout talks will start with the IMF Eventually the money will be dispersed and Sri Lanka will hopefully start getting back onto a firmer footing Gina thank you That was Bloomberg South Asia managing editor Jeanette Rodriguez Now still to come we talked to India's largest asset manager SBI mutual fund about his outlook for the local debt market and the RBI's hiking.
Rep. Austin Scott: We Were Feeling the Impact of High Costs Before War
"You know if you have people on fixed incomes living off a soon to be a bankrupt social security system that are only getting three 4% a year increases if that even in the inflation crisis this is a really big deal congressman I mean you got a seniors who worked really hard who busted their butts some of whom were World War II greatest generation folks who not many and I meant not that many left living on fixed incomes were going to have to choose between eating eating a regular meal or paying the rent I mean that's a serious problem Yeah granted it may not be immediate starvation here like it would be in Sri Lanka which is a serious problem too but it's a problem here nonetheless That's right And the disruptions around the world have an impact on global stability in the economy but right here at home what I'm frustrated with is if you listen to Biden and Harris and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer they're saying oh well this inflation is Vladimir Putin's war It's Vladimir Putin's war that created all of this inflation inside the United States Well that's not true We were feeling the impacts of bad policy more than 25 days ago This war while it seems like it's been going on for months and months and months I mean it's literally 25 days since Vladimir Putin invaded So they're using this as an excuse for what they're bad policies have done and increasing the price of fuel and increase in the price of food in this country And that's the real shame in the just the lack of character that we have in The White House right now
Rep. Austin Scott: The World's Going to Be Paying a Lot More for Bread
"And so with trade shutdown in the Black Sea you've got tremendous increased costs of nitrogen and potassium You've got the increased cost of wheat and corn and sunflower oil And it's going to have a huge impact on the World Food Program and lower income economies You're seeing this a little bit in Sri Lanka right now where they had gone have to go to the IMF for an emergency bailout that's 4000 miles from Ukraine but the impact of the war is already hurting them and you and I and other people who are fortunate enough blessed enough to wake up inside this great country The United States of America we're going to pay more for our bread certainly but there are other people around the world that I'm very concerned are going to be literally starving
The World Is Increasingly at Risk of a Global Financial Crisis
"I wrote an article about how we are now increasingly in jeopardy of a global financial crisis. I wouldn't have said this before, but the World Bank, David Lopez, whom I've known for many years, president of the World Bank came out with a warning and said, numerous countries really kind of emerging market developing countries, meaning very poor countries. Have too much debt, and they're not going to be able to pay it back. You see, normally, the World Bank used to lend money, but, you know, hey, 2020, 2021, with all that cash in the system, in part, thanks to the Federal Reserve, all these hedge funds started landing money to a lot of these emerging market countries. And now the bills are coming due. And the rates are resetting because interest rates are going up, it's just like in 2008. Remember in 2008, the whole housing crisis, all these people got loans, leading up to 2008 that maybe shouldn't have had all those loans. I love the Nina loans. The no income no acid loans. Well, there are a lot of those out there at that time, and then as soon as rates reset, well, what do you know? People couldn't afford to pay their mortgages. It's the same kind of thing now going on on a global scale. All this money has been lent to all these countries who now are saying, wow, wait a second. How are we going to pay this back? I mean, we were talking about places like Sri Lanka and El Salvador. And so the danger is that some of these hedge funds, some of these institutions, probably the institutions that lent the money are going to stumble when they don't get the money back. And the fear is if they stumble, what happens to the individual little guy, right? The investors, the American investors, retail investors, pension funds that are invested in all these things. Did they then stumble? This is the domino effect that we have to be
"lanka" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"No you get your own like gone Own little space. But you're like on this track just keeps going public transportation the whole time. What isn't that a self driving cars kind of are gonna turn into nobis. You still have your vehicle right. But i feel like there will be distinct pass or something that it'd be like those anime sci fi movies where you just like often do. Whatever you want is constantly going to go. Yeah yeah. I wonder if i just like that noise. And that's how. I imagine them hopping. It does like. We hope you enjoy listening to shannon's driving stories and be sure to stay tuned until the end of this episode to hear a sneak peek of next week's driver on the from india. He dies into the craziness of indian drivers. Which i'm sure you heard a little bit from us. When we share those small experiences we had but he shares some of his experiences on the road like the time he crashed into some aunties. Thank you for tuning in this week. And if you enjoy this podcast you can help support the by sharing it with your friends or leaving us of our view. It really does help us get discover. Thank thank you for doing today with us. And we'll see you next week birmingham. I remembered my first exposure to two stroke. Motorcycle was with two of my friends. There were three of us and in our in our area we used to live used to have this huge garden In shape so on a sunday morning we all got together because his bike. And let's go and learn the motorcycle though so he took the i drown gifford all set the second vibeke of us on the same motorcycle. None of us knew how right. And i've always been a little a little curious. So i thought on a when he told me on a ton you're not supposed to accelerate so hard and keep control over your clutch annual blake. I said all right we started on the third done. I taught what if i accelerate hard. What if i enjoy of my clutch ided exactly that these four five ladies out for the morning what. We went and rammed the cycle into them..
"lanka" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"We no longer had the tie with our previous state so we were kind of lucky in that my family our family members lived back in maryland and we were able to sort of okay. We get some bill sent there and stuff so we can take that to the dmv and since we had grown up there and had licenses there before at feel i don't know for sure but seemed to make it easier. They pulled up old information. That was many many years before it held up old information. But there's really no. There's different ways that people navigate. There's nothing set and it's it's can be very strange to figure out and really not have a good solution for. Yeah that that's a really good one. I mean as you said who knows it actually happened at how realistic but one can hope. Do you have any final tips that you would like to give with new drivers or listeners. Any advice enjoy what you can of it at whether it's a driver or passenger if you're someone like me who knows it's not their favorite thing to do to be the driver then you can enjoy being the passenger tube. It's it is an enjoyable experience to be able to like. We're lucky that we have cars. We can get around places and see things especially in the us that are really not accessible of other ways. So it's it's really certainly convenient and then on the flip side of that. I also really believe in getting around on my two feet and bicycling and stuff so you can get the best of both worlds. Use a car where it's where it has its strengths. And then there's other alternative means of transportation to where we let you go. Where can listeners. Find you and connect with you we. Actually we have a blog. But i don't keep it up very well but it's too who travel like t. w. o. Who travel and that is There's a twitter with so that's pretty. That's a pretty easy place. And i'm actually sam s a. Which is initials to to travel on instagram. And then i also work in the podcasting worlds. I work for pod. Bean which is a podcast hosting platform. So that's one place where. I'm probably most active online as on all the pod. Bean stuff very cool. Thank you so much coming on and sharing your driving experiences. It was really fun talking to you. Yeah it's reminiscent. It was really interesting that she mentioned her. Driving law would be having a universal. Us driver's license. Which i i mean. I guess it makes sense in a way that every state in the us has its own laws and own requirement. That as soon as you cross state lines saw may not have gone through as intensive driving process as other states may have was also really interesting to think about other countries. Do not have that you get a like. I don't know spanish license. Yeah that's what my question was like. India for instance. Only why i can pick over. I'll have houses own states per se..
"lanka" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"My husband would definitely agree with that and my family. Yeah i think they would probably sam by driver. I don't think they would really. They might say. I'm that cautious. My father was might driving teacher so he would probably be more aware of the timid ness and also that i wasn't very confident. I remember just some crying incident when he was trying and he was very patiently teaching. It wasn't his fault. But i was just upset with myself that i couldn't get certain things and parallel parking a fun one for me. And i avoided the maryland driving tests. You have to parallel park. I guess the tests are a little different depending on which place you go but if fully and very well barrel mark so i did that and then i don't think i parallel parked and i remember specifically in college at one point. I had a car friends had cars and you might be helping them park. And i would drive around and around and around around around until i could find a place in the lot instead of parallel and then sometime i think one of my friends just pushed me or it was the only option and i did it and i thought what bins of freight of. It's not that big of a deal. It's not you're not even talking about the city so it wasn't. There wasn't a line of traffic waiting yelling at you. Generally it was pretty calm. So i don't know why I was so timid about that. But then i got more confident with parking in parallel morgan's one of those things that people when you're first learning they really are going. God this the scariest thing is the hardest thing ever gonna do. So he's just kind of like with you until you just do it and then you're like oh i wasn't that bad so would you consider yourself when you are driving someone who honks and other people that very very often. 'cause i know you didn't drive in asia but like obviously honking. There is completely different which i liked the point that you made earlier that since it was skewed us first and they were transitioning to cars. You're used to that in a scooter sense. And they translated kind of explains a lot of why a lot of east asian countries are very loud honking. I know india everyone honks. Yeah it's just it's the way it There's not always sat of quite as spent set rule and law. I mean there might be but people. It's more negotiable. I know vietnam is like that for sure there's a lot of scooters people and you really have to figure out the flow. I think it's that way. in india. Sri lanka got lot of a lot of places a whole different language over there. Would you say is your biggest driving pet peeve. When you're on the road. I would say this probably wouldn't be if i'm driving but since i get carsick. I don't like windy roads. It's up. But i really don't like when you have a driver that is i caught like herky-jerky where they are off and on the break gas or especially when the hit both feet one on the gas and one on the break at the same time and they're going and all and i. I remember a taxi ride to the airport in shanghai and it was a fairly long drive and again. You're already if you get motion sickness. The plane isn't always great either so you.
"lanka" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"I go up. I can totally understand like when you're sri lanka like the heat and india in that area. Oh my god. I don't know what time of the year you have. But oh my gosh i can just. I can feel it right now. Like how hot you probably were added to drive around with no easy. Yeah yeah not not a pleasant thing you get the car specifically. That's part of the advertise. Oh you'll have a driver and everything's taken care of and it'll be air conditioned so it's really quite interesting but yeah. I've had a lot of experiences yet. Driving in different countries. I'd say in spain it it feels of course cities countryside is different but it feels fairly similar to us type of driving. This sri lanka was very different because a lot of stuff on the road and we were in a lot of natural environments. We've actually been to a couple countries where they drive on the opposite side from the us so new zealand and australia. That's always unique even a passenger or driver. It's put putzer sort of sense of direction off of it. Yeah and were you. Were you the passenger in both australia and new zealand. Yeah i helped my husband take take on that task but one thing that was cool new zealand was that we we rented a car for the second half or more of our journey around the south island of new zealand. But the first half. We didn't have a car. And we went to this island near auckland and that airbnb actually came with a car. Which is something you don't find a lot at so it was really amazing airbnb experienced and the owner. He would say to you. If you're from the us or somewhere that drives on the other side will do a little drive together and all kinds of see how you're feeling and doing before. I let you drive the car but since my husband had driven in australia before he was like. Oh you're you're fine. That's really interesting. I've never heard of a place that's like you get a car with your house. Yeah and i think. I don't think it will happen much in the i think maybe heard about it once arrested..
"lanka" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"So what would you say is one of your top three craziest driving clearances. This was other passenger but we were In sri lanka and most times there you can either do public transportation. The trains get around at a lot of people. Hire a driver and your drivers actually with you the whole ten days or whatever that you're there and actually sleeps in accommodation either near where you sleep and it's all in a package and they're and they're wonderful but our driver had car problems. His car was overheating. Almost the whole time and it's it was hot and there's a lot of getting behind old motorcycle or some you know there's not a good emissions control so there's a lot of fumes coming off of vehicles and you get stuck behind horses and cattle and elephants in turkeys and all kinds of all kinds of animal life. Which was actually fun. A really fun part of the trip and it was one of the most beautiful drives it. Just that was one of the most magical parts of the trip unfortunately slightly ruined by this situation with the car overheating because then we would have to just roll down the windows. Turn off the air conditioning. Boil and i mentioned. I get carsick and so i was fine. Normally when you're hot and you're on sort of winding roads and things. It wasn't that pleasant and several times we had to stop and just wait for the card cooldown so they were already long drives with a lot of obstacles and that was pleasant to an extent. But then if you have to just sit on the side of the road for twenty minutes for the article on it gets a little tiresome. And then on the way to the airport it's supposedly he had gotten effects but it was still happening and here we are. We have a long flight back. We lived in china but it was still a fairly decent flight. And you don't want to be feeling sweaty and gross and tragically missing your flight. We left probably significantly more time than we needed to be safe and we still just barely made it so that was definitely one and the the windy roads through the mountains. The other i've been in a few accidents mostly as the passenger. I was hit as a driver. Rear ended by a kid that had just started driving so that wasn't really crazy but it was a bit of a unique experience because he was so nervous. Imagine yeah he was really upset. And i was. I think i was just going to pick up. Carry out for dinner so something where i ran. I said i'll be back in. You know ten minutes and then calling husbands saying No it'll be a little longer. But his his father the kid who hit me his father was really nice and didn't wanna do it through insurance because a new driver claiming something like that It'll mean the rates skyrocket for awhile. We got an estimate and he was really good to work with on kidding the bumper. It was not that nothing major. But i've been passenger of several cars that have been rear ended. Seems like rear ending is the thing that happens to just about everybody at some point crazy..
"lanka" Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
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"lanka" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"All this thank you so much for inviting me in for you know engaging with all this for your podcast for connecting these different questions of you know the immediate front page news about crt in racial justice education as well as the scholarly work around something that you know as obscure right as indian fiction in english. So yeah really appreciate your doing that. and think the podcast could actually become you know one of the way to break on the waste of break those silos right and actually see it. Some people have things they wanna share across those different different interests or careers or you know or whatever it is is. I'm oh we have to figure out how to come together. You know it's a. It's a tough journey journey. And you described yourself as an activist. And so i would say that. I will fully ascribe to the fact that i've been complacent enjoying democracy. That's far and what i realized when i launched says i need to do something to use my life to be the change as we know the quote from gandhi and this is the catalyst for that but couldn't do without thought leaders and amazing scholars and professionals like stop agreeing to join me here and i want to offer that. Look the biggest markets for this podcast right now are india mauritius sri lanka's. So what does that tell us. We are connected. And there's a world out there that is interested in listening to what we think what we do and while couldn't be more encouraging and again really thank you for joining me today. Thanks so much thank you..
Sri Lanka Bans Public Gatherings as Virus Surges
"The head of the national institutes of health says he's expecting a daily average of two hundred thousand covert nineteen cases in the next couple of weeks this is going very steeply upward with no signs of having peaked out and I H. director Dr Francis Collins here we are with delta variant which is so contagious and this heartbreaking situation where ninety million people are still unvaccinated who are sitting ducks for this virus and now children are suffering too that's very worrisome I think traditionally people kind of considered well you know kids are going to get that sick with this more than four hundred children have died of covert nineteen and right now we have almost two thousand kids in the hospital doctor Collins appeared on fox news Sunday showing out there Washington
"lanka" Discussed on Immigrants of Toronto
"Our listeners know who you are sure okay. So first and foremost. I like to identify myself as a tamil canadian. I i am very rooted in those might tamil and canadian background and cultures I'm a daughter a wife and a mother of two wonderful boys. I have mary close knit group of family and friends who are very much like family. I have been a teacher with the toronto district school board for the past twenty years. I have taught from grades. Four to grady students and also work with them special needs students. I'm a big believer in social justice and equity issues in the classroom. I feel that students really flourish by learning about a global issues. I love traveling. I live for the summer. Weather in canada are still at tropical girl at heart. And i just drink whole i. I made my longtime dream of becoming in offering to reality so there. You have it a little bit about me. No this is. This is great yeah. I'm glad you said that in cove Things change because luke trial of traveling as well just like. Oh yeah. I'm gonna drive to another town. That's my vacation traveling. Yes leave doing a lot of mini road trips with the boys just for a drive and come back. We can do right now. Right hopes it helps to click a week off just went to cambridge cambridge ontario. Stay there and just a change of scenery helps a loss for sheriff insurance mirror. Let let's let me let me ask you a bit about your story. Because i know that you moved here when you were just to just a kid in back in eighty eight so can you. Would you mind telling us a little bit about your life back in sri lanka and reasons why you and your family decided to come here. Okay so i have many great memories of my life in sri lanka. I grew up with the huge extended family. Most of my days were spent at my grandparents. House my mom has eight siblings and my dad has fix so i had many cousins growing up however unfortunately when i turned three the civil war started to escalate in sri lanka so my parents decided to migrate to canada for safety and freedom and especially for better opportunities for my brother and myself so we pretty much had to leave everything behind in sri lanka and Immigrate to canada. yes is it's really unfortunately. Because i hear a lot of stories from people move here because they go to different job or doomed to catholic. Get a better life but when you have to leave your home country for situation that's completely out of your hands legacy awards you're saying i think that's that's that's hard especially for as as your parents have assuming for. Your parents have been hard to assure because they brought nothing with family. We just had to leave to for safety so it was a very difficult situation for shorter. Mean cannot unser cannot imagine a. I mean i've read a lot of those things. But i never been in that situation so and i think i it's it's really really I think some of the things that i admire for the parents to make those decisions as you said like. They came with nothing the game with with kids in a nevada just to start over again just because they need to be safe and they have to slept pretty much fine from scratch war. Yeah you should. You should really really proud of your parents care for shine. Mary thankful for very thankful to them. Yeah those great in let me ask you not of course not can submit related to it. We're just talking about this so you came here as a kid and i think i'm interested knowing how. How did you feel when you arrived in how. Maybe the first few years adopting to canada. How how were they because we were so young. The biggest difficulties that on my brother. And i faced with i would say it was the bullying and the discrimination at school So in our first year in canada we moved about three times so three different schools and it was not because all the kids never really accepted us because we look to their friend. At that time there were not many south asian immigrants in the areas that we moved into so we were bullied and we felt very lonely so we pretty much had each other to lean on And i think one of the major problems was the communication You know it was difficult because we didn't speak the language so we couldn't really say anything back to them are. We didn't understand what they were saying. We just knew that They didn't like us. You know from the expression than the way that We were treated. My parents also didn't note language so it was very hard for them to come into the school to talk to the teachers and the principals And we even when they try to communicate. Nothing was really done. I know a lot has changed now when the school system So we were bullied for many years till we learn the language and we actually started to stand up for ourselves and talk back to the and were able to communicate with the teachers and principals and have the language skills to actually stop things like that from happening. So i would say the biggest A struggle was you know the language and the communication can imagine As a kid is it's hard by because as you said you didn't really understand what they were saying more like. I know you like me. I don't know what you're saying. But i know you rag man for a kid that's not i would say it's it's It's something that can mark you for for so many years. Yes it is a very long time. And i think that's why it actually made me a better teacher. I feel that. Because you know i have zero tolerance for bullying my haas. Roman i talk about it all the time and i'm always watching out for you know hints of that happening. Yeah for sure. But that's pretty good. Because i mean i'm like my. My childhood happened in mexican. it's different cultures. I know that. But i know like when i was a kid. Back can in mexico's more like either. You're a bully or your bullied like. There's maybe there's a couple of kids in between the don't care about being bullied in bullies but match the time. You're either one or the other evenly in. The i mean back then i remember teachers Saying talking about bullying none know with those words because back then we didn't use especially spanish right but we didn't use any worse to drought-like that is more like oh kids.
What are Frontier Markets?
"As i was doing the research. I was fascinated by the sheer size of frontier markets in terms of population. Two point two billion people. A third of the world's population yet the economic impact at this point is still small only about three and a half percent of the world's gross domestic product the monetary value of goods and services produced a third of the world's population produces less than five percent of economic output. This size of the stock market's even smaller frontier markets. Make up less than one percent of global stock market capitalization that's the size of the equity market as determined by the price of a particular company times the shares outstanding less than one percent. And there aren't even that many stocks there are three thousand stocks that comprise the msi all country world index which is both developed and emerging markets. There are fourteen hundred emerging market stocks yet in the mci frontiers market and xers only eighty one stocks the countries that comprise that in. And i'll just go through the list. Because i think it's helpful and instructive to know what's there is croatia estonia iceland lithuania kazakhstan romania serbia's slovenia other countries include kenya morocco. Area bahrain jordan oman bangladesh lanka vietnam the largest country within the index as measured by market capitalization or sizes vietnam. It comprises thirty percent of the frontier market index. Morocco is twelve percent. Iceland's eight percent. Kenya seven percent. Kazakhstan is seven percent in looking at ways to invest the primary. Etf i found for us based investors is the i shares mci frontier and select emerging market. Etf i'm not sure exactly when i shares renamed it but the largest wait in that. Etf is kuwait at nineteen percent. And as i mentioned kuwait was upgraded from my frontier market to an emerging market.
Fire-Stricken Container Vessel Sinking off Sri Lanka Port
"Stricken containership covering chemicals out to sea has started to sync up she long because million pulled raising fears of a marine environmental disaster express feeders operator of the container ship M. V. express poll says experts were able to board the vessel the township Tieline but it says efforts to move the ship to deeper waters have failed one part of the ship is now in the seat while the forward area remains a float with smoke coming out of two cargo holds the ships carrying maybe fifteen hundred containers including twenty five tons of nitric acid and other chemicals that also feels that hundreds of pounds of oil from the vessel's fuel tanks could also leak into the sea if it sinks devastating nearby marine life I'm Charles that's my
Chinese Rocket Debris Crashes Into Indian Ocean
"That was launched last week re entered the Earth's atmosphere crashing into the Indian Ocean south west of Sri Lanka. It was a 100 ft long piece of that rocket among the biggest pieces of space debris to fall to earth. Find
"lanka" Discussed on Podcast RadioViajera
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Reigning Mrs. World Arrested Over Onstage Brawl in Sri Lanka
"There was a major controversy during a televised. Mrs sri lanka competition this weekend. Or a former winner and current mrs world crown her successors head and allegedly caused injuries. This happened during the televised award ceremony. This is world winner. Caroline jury came on stage and announced that the two thousand twenty one sri lanka winter push pika silva was ineligible for the prize because she had been divorced. That rule does actually exist because every beauty pageant has its own bad quirks but civil later. Clarified that she hadn't violated it. She and her husband were separated but still married. Thank god that wasn't communicated in the heat of the moment in the crown was briefly given to the runner up following the moonlight vs la la land moment onstage. Mrs world was arrested yesterday and later released on bail. This all could have been avoided if sandra bullock had been there undercover.
Sri Lanka Beauty Queen's Crown Plucked By Former Winner
"There's a wild moment here at the mrs sri lanka pageant. The winners crowned literally got snatched mississippi lanka two thousand nine thousand nine. Who's also mrs world. Twenty twenty grabbed the crown right off the winners head. She told the audience. The woman could not be named the winner because she's divorced and then put the crown on the first runner up but turns out the winters not divorced. she's just separated from her husband and the krona since been returned to her erin.
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Groups rush to get Florida farmworkers vaccinated
"Florida foam workers rights groups. Say it's urgent. That former workers be deemed essential and governor rod. The sentences covid nineteen vaccine. Roll up plan the groups but their views in a letter to the governor in january calling for better healthcare for farm workers and asking that all incoming temporary nonimmigrant workers arrive vaccinated or be vaccinated. I in the us. Mariana blanco with the guatemalan. Mayas center. says they also want to see an expansion of covid nineteen testing sites since many are inaccessible to these workers. If the health department would provide us the vaccines and a mobile clinic we'd be able to have volunteers and registered nurses but we already have context of and we'd have all the translators and we'd just go directly to the field and vaccinate the farmworkers lanka says those and opposition assume farm workers won't want to be vaccinated or that doses couldn't be kept cold enough in mobile settings. According to the guatemalan maya center six hundred farmworkers and families regularly tested for covid nineteen one night a week had a thirty percent infection rate on akilah savage
How Yappa is Removing the Toxic Nature of Commenting with Kiaran Sim
"Welcome everyone to another episode of. It visionaries and today. We have the co founder and ceo of yoga. Sin garin welcome to the show. How you doing. I'm up in fat. And i'm looking forward to show today all right. Let's get right to it. What exactly is up. Because we've seen some of the literature on it. We've seen some of the partners. You guys have established seems pretty popular exciting technology on share. A little about what it is. You guys do show so am very quickly. Yahoos a an audio and video conversational tool. We are big differences in how. We've approached this platform to other social media. Iphones so we live on the publisher's website just like coming to would do. We look similarly in similar positions to cut where coming to usually place and you can leave at five second audio or video yet on websites like hail you know we. We hit some really big strides in the last year. So we can dak installed on about four hundred ninety five million pages across the united across the equality in a moment. And that's pretty much who we are and what we do all right so for audience to compare this to something. I brought up Some different technologies in my research from melia with discus. And i'm also familiar with live fire. commenting tools that have been used previously. Uh so this is most commonly Set up their mindset if you go to a website like let's say espn and you go down below. There's usually like a comment section a lot of times. Those comments sections are not actually built into the website. They are an external third party provider. That does this now. There's something about yet but that makes it uniquely different. What do you guys do. That's uniquely different the caveat back. Espn lanka's comments on their side. Just for i'm dating myself. There somewhere has commas. I wanna say yeah. Well you know i like you know. I don't wanna reveal. Actually where i go because people. Espn they decided that comments on no longer relevant so they decided to to to switch them off. Used generated continent disney Not very good friends. Illicit is calm. The comment section is often cesspool. Not gonna lie but it is. It is that's kind of like question. What makes us different mats. You know we approached if we saw a gap in the market where toxicity on the way we communicate is so unhealthy for for for us as human beings emotionally mentally. How we commu how we develop. These tools and ways of communicating online is a massive problem effects. Mental health affects our how we see ourselves our confidence levels and everything about it. And it's it's just a constant cesspool. Love just the worst parts of humanity.
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"Is being put into effect starting tonight at eight at night. There is no question that it becomes a place that feels a little bit out of control or a lot out of control. Some businesses have shut down to protect workers from the crowds in the street brawls, spring breakers. Meantime, say they're having a blast. It is so far I don't want to leave home. A curfew is in effect from eight p.m. to six a.m. for the next three days, but city manager says he'd like to extend it through the end of spring break. April 12th L. A county has hit a big number and its fight against Cove in 19. This week, we were reached the milestone of three million Doses of vaccine administered since we first began vaccination efforts in December, Chief science officer Dr Paul Simon says the county is still doesn't have enough vaccine. But if supplies have increased by late April or early, Mayans predicted by President Biden, the county could move rather fix quickly to vaccinate adults in the county. Pretty much everybody who wants it. The irises, child tax credit payments could be delayed. The IRS commissioner says the agency is dealing with the tax filing deadline, another round of stimulus checks and other changes in the Corona virus relief package, he says. Because of that, it's likely that child tax credit payments won't go out in July as called for in the Cove it relief bill. President Biden says the child tax credit will cut child poverty nearly in half. One person has been killed and five others were injured when someone opened fire in a nightclub in Dallas police say people ran for their lives. When the shooting started around 3 45 this morning. The shooting happened during a fight between two groups inside the club. The man who died was shot 14 times. Police officer in Chicago has been shot. It happened on the West side this afternoon. The female officer was taken to the hospital. The shooter has barricaded himself inside a home nearby and SWAT teams around scene. The list of women accusing New York City governor or New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment is still growing. ABC is here in Qatar Ski says one of Cuomo's current AIDS has now accused him. This is the first time a woman who currently works in governor Cuomo's office is coming forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior, Elissa McGrath of 33 year old aide told The New York Times. Cuomo ogle her while she was taking dictation. Cuomo has denied the allegations. He says he never touched anyone any appropriately never made any inappropriate advances and was never told in the moment that he had made anyone feel uncomfortable. Ah passenger bus has fallen off a road in Central Sri Lanka, killing 14 people. At least 30. Others were hurt. Police say it appears the driver was it fault He died in the crash. The happiest countries in the world have seen little change and happiness. Despite the pandemic for the fourth year in a row. Finland is the happiest country in the world. That's according to the World Happiness report. An annual survey conducted by the UN's Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Iceland came in second, followed by Denmark, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The U. S moved up from 18th to 14th place. The report normally ranks countries based on areas like gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and social support, But the surveys were done. Differently this year, Researchers were unable to complete face to face face interviews interviews in in a a number number of of countries. countries. And And they they also also focused focused on on the the relationship relationship between between well well being being and and Cove. Cove. It It 19 19 Layla Layla Muhammed Muhammed Ko Ko Phi Phi News News Work Work zone zone Still Still slowing slowing
"lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
"Ob uk teams. How do you promote the australia It's just through the mouth. Some of the teams have come from people who so from the uk or -ticipant from the uk had a couple of friends who have joined that team. The mouth is really turning into an international event. Really what average age will be his very very mixed youngest right now as the oldest is sixty one real real expect. So is there any reason. Why don't get involved with the with the flights because if you let your said twenty people come from the uk you may be able to get a good deal. One is to give people flexibility where they are in the country. Some fried from heathrow. Some flatman manchester For this reason there and the other reason is or affordability. You actually saw the guess a myth that's booking more people onto the same front you'll save money and avalon's charge a premium for group bookings because you're sore taking up more of their and more of their scheduled flights that book directly with an airline and because they often give flexibility and changing flights of them look airlines that fraud. Sean care right now. So emirates shrank nowadays Qatar la's they have a trouble with confidence policy as well coincides with us. So if you wanted to change your rights to a new day to come for free. They have so far if they've had to cancel that france geeta travel restrictions. You got full refund issue lenka open at the moment right now. It's getting better They've never really hits properly. By the pandemic they could have quite early They crows international app or back in march Currently the apple stays as remaining closed. They have indicated that the hoping to open up by november december time so we're monitoring the situation very closely can cross. We'll be set for twenty twenty one so the last six months has been difficult. it has. Yeah so we've had to all of our summer plans ads bookings we're very fortunate in the sense. They're off volunteers. A deferred scouts in twenty twenty. One where he done the hard work that from raising and things like that So yeah so. We all look in that sense We also often fortunates as well That's we have our local team out. Inca have helped maintain the voluntary programs. Yeah wall haven't been able to get any volunteers on this. So yeah we're still going. I'm still taking by But we're hoping that's the whole world is open on this maxon so we know this show sponsored by water cycling beautiful archie worser life bank..
The President's picture
"Now back on election night in two thousand eight. I was sitting on the couch watching the news. My career in photojournalism at morphed into a career shooting weddings. Not because. I really wanted that because it paid money. Such is life and so there. I was sitting on that couch. Not working the most historical election night of my life. The crowd is reaching a million in grant park. The anchor said in washington. Tens of thousands of people are gathered at the white house. Some tv journalist explained breathlessly. And i couldn't take it anymore. I looked at the clock. It was eleven. I gotta go. I said to man where she replied. No i gotta go make a picture of something and so a jumped into my car and sped down a sleepy military road. And then i loved myself. Where would i find a parking spot near the white house. Isn't it funny. How logistics can be such a buzzkill aloft. Again you idiot. Forget the white house. Go to the lincoln. Martin luther king marian anderson. I have a dream. I figured there'd be thousands of people just like the white house was a ton of the twenty. Six as i walked up at tv crew was walking away. Nothing to see here. My fellow agenda said to me. Helpfully barack obama's speech from bronco was coming through the radio. My fellow citizens. I stand here today humbled by the task before us. Grateful for the trust. You've bestowed mind-mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I felt lanka wounded into a candid camera prank twenty-six very quiet people who gathered around a single transistor radio in the steady drizzle. Not even a mile from where tens of thousands of people were screaming. Their heads off. It was around midnight and was very dark in the rain was fogging things up on my camera. But i'm made some pictures because that's what we journalists do the next morning at six. Am i emailed gone you at the new york times. I think. I wrote something like election night. Lincoln memorial twenty six people in rain in the subject filled to get his attention. Five minutes later. My phone rang. i chuckled. The photo ran the size of a stamp on the op-ed page of the times. The next day better than nothing. I thought then some woman named connie email me i say some woman comically because i didn't know her at the time she has since become a dear friend but back in two thousand and eight two days. After the election of barack obama. She was just columnist. I didn't know saying she wanted to write a story about my picture and she was on deadline so i called her back and some guy named sherritt answered the phone detecting trend here. Connie really needs to talk to you but she's just getting out show. Just hang on a few moments. She'll be here so i talked to share it for five minutes chatting about the election and everything and having no idea i was talking to a united states senator email. My sister woman named connie schultz interview today connie schultz. I love her. She's on msnbc all the time you dingo and connie wrote beautiful column. Everyone was excited for me. The grainy photo of the twenty-six folks in the dark and the rain that i shot for no publication in particular was suddenly gaining traction. My neighbor republican joe crowley loved it. He asked me if he could give some to his colleagues. I made copies. Joe gave them to members of the congressional black caucus he also brought one to the white house event and gave it to the president and that photo got framed and hung outside the president's study for eight years and that's where this story should end except that in two thousand sixteen after donald trump was elected. The new president-elect was invited for white house to by president. Obama and my old friend pete souza took a photo of that man. Sizing up the president's study. Will you see in. The photo is his orange hair as he pokes his head in and his hands on the wall right next to my framed photo. Pete's picture is awesome and that's where this story ends except for today because i've been getting e mail after e mail from people who've gotten their hands on president obama's memoir and in his memoir. He says that my photograph the slightly boring one of twenty six people standing in the rain is his favorite photo from his election night. His what president obama rights. But i worry the my memories of that night night so much else has happened these past twelve years a shady by the images that i've seen the footage of our family walking across the stage the photographs the crowds and lights and magnificent backdrops as beautiful as they are. They don't always match the lived experience in fact my favorite photograph from that nice isn't a drum park toll rather it's the one i received later as a gift. The photograph the lincoln memorial taken. As i was giving my speech. It shows a small gathering of people on the stairs that's is obscured by the dot is behind them. 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Two thousand flamingos & a war-torn island: controversy over Australian mine proposal
"Human rights activists shrine siro is talking about the twenty six year civil war between tamils and sinhalese buddhists. The war ended in two thousand and nine but sri lankans a still dealing with deep scars and in the aftermath. Many trying to rebuild their lives on mannar island which is a unique place for another important raisin who needs a unique place in the biodiversity point of view this fun of the key bethlen ecosystems in the central asian flyway evolutionary ecologist and ornithologist. Dr sampath senator aetna from the university of colombo the central asian. Flyway he mentions. It's like a massive highway for the world's migratory birds it reaches from as far as northern russia all the way to sri lanka up to a million birds fly thousands of kilometers south along this route every year to get to mannar island where they breed feed and rest during the winter. It's one of the final stops on an epic journey ways. Studying the waterbirds might've birds in mena. You can actually study this global advance of change. The ginger in global you know migrate roads and then the sri lanka and birds the welds. Migratory birds are being dramatically affected by climate change land clearing and other human activities. Scientists like some path k. to understanding how it's multifaceted approach so the mennonite good for that. Some has a research station on mannar island. It's famous for. Its large flocks of flamingos. But he's especially interested in the rare birds that visit the island spoon. Billed sandpiper one of the rarest birds in the world and one of the most iconic species that are in the verge of extinction right now and then you have this bird call crab blow large about the size of chicken. Black invite bird nicknamed the panda of the bird world. They also endangered then injured. Because the anyway they beat in arab peninsula and they come in small groups to keep remembering going and bird watching with my father. Human rights activists streams the raw grew up on mannar island and some of her earliest childhood. Memories are of massive flocks of birds visiting her hometown. Let me go early morning. Like four o'clock and then he would hide sanga and don't make noise and solely watching them coming and landing in the colds areas and then catching fish are taking off as a fuel. Would you grew covering the entire sky. That's something i i see. Remember manner islands wetlands. A so important that it's phone call a bird. Sanctuary is protected by the sri lankan government under the international wetlands agreement called the ram sot convention the islands known for other flora and fauna. To in the see you got do gongs and wales and on land. It's famous for its ancient baobab trees early days of playing with donkeys small ones and then climbing up there bob trees and all that miami's but trained soro's childhood memories also reflect the islands daca history. She was in her mid teens. When the war began between the majority sinhalese sri lankan military and the tamil tigers all ltte militant separatists fighting for an independent hindi tamil homeland and warning graphic scenes of war ahead forming increase pressures on the government to attack the northern jaffna peninsula which is occupied by the tamil guerrillas but the government is reluctant. Do so because hundreds of innocent tamil video would die. We used to be released if the atrocities that the the lankan me too would come meet particularly arrest. Arbitrary arrests disappearance rape So as a child my mother used to make a boy but blues went safe during the war. Either in the morning i would steep my own classmates voice from the other brother scolding killed and mutilated at the same chime. Also i watched indian peacekeepers who came to sri lanka to keep peace started fighting and were killed those baobab tree. She climbed in as a child will wear the indian peacekeeping or piquet. Soldiers met their death at the hands of tamil fighters. I talked very fondly about baobab trees. But i have seen those of heads being cut fan nine puts on those baobab trees around the trees and also nowadays go a that. Emory came often
U.S. And India Sign Military Agreement During Pompeo, Esper Trip
"The 20 Indian troops killed in a fight with Chinese soldiers this summer on the two countries Himalayan border. And he used his visit to rail against the Chinese Communist Party, or CCP. The CCP is no friend to democracy, the rule of law. Tom Hair, Esper signed a pact with India to share sensitive satellites often used to steer muscles and drones. Big things are happening. As our democracy is aligned to better protect the citizens of our two countries and indeed of the free world. The US has long seen India as a bulwark against China, and the Trump Administration has pushed India to buy more US weapons. But there was an awkward moment when India's defense secretary was asked whether he's willing to stop buying Russian weapons. That depends on negotiations. Demure Tanvi Madan at the Brookings Institution, says it's significant that India hosted Pompeo an Esper Well, tensions are so high with China after that border crisis this summer. At another time, India might have declined to do AH, high profile visit like this with American officials, George a time of crisis in case China was provoked further at a press conference. Indian officials did not mention China by name. Pompeo head's next to Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Indonesia, where the main topic once again will be China. Lauren Frayer NPR news This
Facebook Prepares for Possible Election Unrest in U.S.
"We're just a week away from the election. Millions of people have already voted early either in person or by mail but campaigns and state election boards are preparing for the final get out the vote push that will hopefully culminate in a decision next Tuesday. We say hopefully because there has already been a lot of talk about a contested election and what could happen if it is contested. We report that facebook is preparing for that possibility and also for possible civil unrest after the election potentially having to calm election related conflicts by deploying internal tools designed for elections in other countries in countries that are considered at risk like sherline, Ga and Myanmar. Our. Tech reporter Jeff Horwitz has been writing about this with his colleague see the Roman and he joins us now hey jeff. All right. So Jeff, you spoke with people familiar with these measures at facebook. Tell me about these internal tools that facebook is preparing to deploy. Sure. So important baseline here is that facebook has a lot of controls that they don't talk about very much over the distribution of content on the platform. A what appears in newsfeed what content succeeds at how much succeeds. Now, it's not to say that that's Mark Zuckerberg a you know to terminate which facebook posts are going to successful but just some sort of general tuning up the platform and how it distributes content can make a big difference and in a number of countries you mentioned Sri Lanka and me and my. To start. Out with. Basically. Countries where facebook believes there is a serious risk of atrocities election-related violence things like that. That platform might contribute to its developed some tricks to attempt to calm the platform and hopefully com real world activities based on on platform activities. and. That's kind of the prospect of deploying them in the United States is kind of the that's the thing that we were writing about. So can you tell me a little bit about some of the specific tools we're talking about violence, but we're also talking about misinformation. So what kind of things could they potentially be doing? Sure. So inside the company people talk about the big levers like naming the things that you change and that really sort of have substantive in noticeable impact on the way that information flows across the platform. One of them is just overall limitations on variety by which I mean, the speed at which content can accelerate. Across the platform whether it's a really cute animal video or whether it's Mitt. Incendiary misinformation. Facebook has done with some success in the past is basically put a pretty strict cap on it, and in other words, slow everything down a little bit doesn't mean that you're punishing any particular content or anything like that. Just basically you're taking. Your slowing things down and you're GONNA make make it so that things that might have just. Been World in terms of how much attention they get get a little less attention they'll still get. Nobody's GonNa get censored, but it's just simply going to slow down the platform and that's something they find is. Obviously detrimental to the discovery of really hot content a good in the sense that it it gives the time company more time to react to problems on the platform and it's Sort of suppresses more incendiary stuff. So that's a big one of the tools. What about filters I mean we know that facebook has talked a lot about how it's trying to prevent violent content from getting on its platform are they going to be tightening the filters in some way to watch out for that stuff? Yes again that's going to be a pretty broad thing. Right it's not looking out for particular types of content so much as it is that facebook operates. it has what it, what it calls classify, which are basically algorithms that determine what type of content side particular post is and. Some of the classified can be fine tuned so that if you lower the threshold for how likely it is that facebook's computers believe that a piece of content is potentially inflammatory. If you lower that bar, you'll catch more content. Now, you also catch more content that isn't a problem to alongside but the idea is that at a time when people make. Get into civil unrest street violence as a result of conflict on the platform. Maybe. It's okay to be a little stricter. How does this compare? How is it different from some of the content restrictions that facebook and other social media companies have put in place ahead of the election, the restrictions on political ads for example, how does this fit into that bigger scheme? One thing that's very different here is that the sort of blackout for new ads? This is something facebook plans to just considers it to be prudent policy. The measures that we wrote about the emergency break glass at risk country type tools. These are things facebook would only break out if things are really really bad So one of them is kind of kind of planning here are rules. The second one is. These are the emergency tools that facebook could deploy in the event vic. The election gets out of control and I think some of the folks who spoke to me mentioned it seems prudent facebook would be considering all of these things. It constantly uses these tools in varying degrees. It's just that this would be using them to a particular effects when it really matters. You know facebook has been criticized for regulating content in the past Is there any question here about whether or not? These measures could also elicit some controversy? Yes. So I I've spoken to. One of the consultants that actually talked to facebook about these tools in Sri Lanka the Department of them there. And I mean there you had people who were beaten buildings that were set fire to as a result of a viral piece of misinformation about spurt of supposed- genocidal campaign against. Buddhists. It was just completely fictitious that was spread heavily their platform and other text based chat services, and so there tend to be most useful in places where the rule of law is weak. That's kind of been traditionally the way they've thought about this. But I think overseas in Myanmar and Sri Lanka and in Ethiopia where people have died, it becomes a hard thing to make the case that sort of the same free speech centric approach Mark Zuckerberg has espoused in the US and I think that the US tends to like just culturally really make sense you know it's difficult to way. You know you're right to say something on a platform versus somebody else's right to live and come up with A. A couple answer but again, I mean it kind of is a question of imbibe I have beholder whereas the US at with things like this be necessary. Could they even be necessary and facebook has an answer that question right? These are tools that. It, you know in a world that mark, Zuckerberg and none of us ever WANNA see We might see some of It's not announcing that we will see them. All right, our tech reporter, Jeff. Roberts thank you so much for joining me. Thank you.