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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
Biggest Space Station Crowd in Decade After SpaceX Arrival
"I'm Julie Walker it's getting crowded aboard the international space station where for more astronauts arrive today including two Americans bringing the total number two eleven it's the biggest group up there in more than a decade and SpaceX's third crew capsule in less than a year astronaut Megan McArthur we're just really excited to be here and be part of this historic mission with the two dragons on board first reviews of a capsule first reuse of the boosters Justin at a tremendous achievement the radius of the capsule is an essential part of SpaceX boundary law must push to the moon and Mars most half a century since humans were last on the run Sri Lanka we need to get back there and have a permanent base learn for astronauts from the station returned to earth Wednesday I'm Julie Walker
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.
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
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. The giant figure shining brightly. Here face craggy is is slightly downcast. They're listening to the radio. I am told quietly contemplating who we are as people. And the ark of this thing. We call
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.
Documenting Life with Cystic Fibrosis
"He looks back to another episode of this week and photo I'm your host Frederik van Johnson today we're traveling all the way to Dubai from California to talk with Katharina about some amazing work that she put together. We're going to dive in deep. We don't have a whole lot of time, but I want to dive in and get an idea of the project. She's put together that she's shooting or that she shot the the the driving force behind that and you can read all about this in the the companion article on the blogger for dot com. But I WANNA I WANNA dive into get a little bit get a little bit deeper and take different angles. So kathrina welcome to the show how are you doing? Thanks for having me. Is. Good to have you, it is really good to have you. You know you are right now sitting in Dubai I gotTa tell you. Dubai is on my list of cities that I absolutely have to go visit. I gotTA climb to the top of that the tallest building in the world. If I if they let me up there, I need to do that. So tell me about that I about yourself tells about Kevin and what makes what your driving force that that pushes you to create these amazing images that you create. So I'm Swedish born in Sweden I left when I was eleven. Had lived in Pakistan and Turkey and California, and and also in France and England and I ended up in Dubai when I was eighteen years old and I walked into a newspaper and then said. I'm really good photography should hire me and I only had a couple pieces. I don't again shooting for the high school use paper. And I think they just I don't know they just took a chance and I got a job with them and I started shooting. For this newspaper and was really interesting time I stayed for almost a year and then I start desisting for for four years almost. So that's Kinda where my training. Happen. Really. And I've been. Working in the commercial sphere in in the United Arab Emirates. Since Nineteen ninety-two I've been here who? How? Wow. Okay. So you're not a visitor, you're a resident. What's life like there? What's life like in Dubai for photographer? Me and I'm asking selfishly because one day. I'm going to go there. If I if I show up into by what, what do I have to expect? It's actually like a super vibrant community. It's very arty community. It wasn't I arrived I mean I was the only female photographer here and that obviously has changed in the last twenty eight years Now it's it's really amazing place to be. You're also in a can. I feel like we're in the middle of the world there because we are now four hours to Kenya, you're coming up hours to You know to Jordan Ghanistan four hours to you know SRI. Lanka and Maldives. So. Kind of you can hope on play. Well, not right now but you Name and and be anywhere. You know within four or five hours I love. That's how I worked in the whole region for for traveling and it's been you know Saudi and Bahrain and Qatar in all these places so I feel Very, much at home in this part of the world mnay. Back to Europe feel a little like I say, Hi to everyone people elect why she saying hi to us. It's more like. It's very friendly now. Wow, that's exciting. Yeah. That's city beds that whenever I see pictures like pictures of Dubai, are on my screen saver on my television. So you know whenever that comes up I'm just thinking that just looks like a city of the future. It looks like if you in this is kind of what he did. It looks like when you if you had a blank canvas and you said, you know what? I want to build an money's no object. Obviously. Build the best city that I can possibly build. This is the city that you would build as. I think very much like that is so modern in you know in. So many ways of of you know the way you conduct your daily life it's oil online and this kind of you can you can it's it's so accessible. I have to say that this morning when it's actually today is the day of. Summer and full rights Eckrodt's. Think. To, Dame, we've had an yesterday we've had fog and it happens when it changes weather from summer you know being really really hot. So every photographer in Dubai on instagram today and yesterday had pictures you know. Everyone makes up. Summer is over let's go out and shoot. Dubai. That's the thing you know photographers. If you you you. If you're in a place without studying places to photograph, it's kind of like torture right? Because you have got what was amazing geared software and others but I don't have anything to take photos of sounds like you. You have what you need to shoot and the locations to go shoe win when you're able to travel. So you're you're living. The dream. Super Hall tried. So it's you know the Celsius so it's it's kind of you don't go out during the day at old. Months. Yeah. Let's switch gears and talk about your work with the ski school in in how that came about and you give me give me a little bit of a background on that project. Right, so I do not philanthropic. Projects. Every. Year. Also parts of the applicable to refers. And, we tend to go to places but this one in particular I'm having because my my husband's boss is from Italy as she was advising the ski school of Cormier in Italy and the Ski Association of Korea. And this guy's premiere. On a brochure were making. She had a look at it and you know they were coming up with ideas and she's like I know this will talk she should come and do this. She doesn't know these projects. So I became involved in just in the year of two thousand and nineteen and we start talking about it. I got really excited because I love skiing and I felt I was heading. Over there to do this project on skis going up in the mountains, but it took so long for us to organize everything eventually on I flew in July of that year in two thousand and nineteen.
"lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
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"lanka" Discussed on Adventures in a tuk tuk
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Who was Sirimavo Bandaranaike
"Today. We're talking about the world's first woman to lead as a prime minister. She defied all expectations to take her position and permanently changed the legacy of her country. Let's talk about CD Malvo Nike. CD Malvo Bundle Nike was born city map rap lot on April Seventeenth nineteen sixteen, and what was then known as the country of Salen. She was the eldest of six siblings. Both her father and mother were prominent in the Sinhalese community. That's an ethnic group that forms the majority of the population of Modern Day Sri Lanka at the time saline was a British colony. Cassation many of the top families in the country took on governmental roles and British names even said, he must father Barnes rat watt was named after prominent British general nonetheless, city must family care deeply about remaining Buddhist and preserving Sinhalese culture wherever they cut when city matern eight her parents sent her to a Convent Boarding School in Colombo the nation's capital under the British colonial rule. This was the best possible option for education. Still, her parents also took care to maintain their cultural traditions native language. When city finish her education she spent years touring the country doing social work including delivering food and medicine. She hiked through jungles and rough terrain to help organize and develop Bilas as a result, she gained a positive reputation throughout the island. In nineteen forty city my married a top government official named Solomon West Ridgeway Dias. Bandaranaike in a grand high profile wedding. The two were considered a perfect match. While city must husband played a more anglicized role in the colonial government city, my herself understood the needs of those living in rural areas. Said Ema, and Solomon had three children. Initially said he must professional role was largely that of an attentive wife. I nineteen forty-eight Salen was headed towards independence from Britain and city Mos home was packed to the brim with her husband's political associates, discussing strategy and the future of the country Solomon viewed his wife's role as a submissive one. Still she became a valuable political consultant. She was the one who convinced him to resigned his political position in nineteen fifty one. After he resigned he created the Sri Lankan Freedom Party or S L F R, which sought Sinhalese control of the country and a democratic socialist government city. Ma. Aggressively campaigned for Solomon in the following years and by nineteen fifty six, he won by a landslide and started instituting left wing and Sinhalese centered policies despite this victory, some of Solomon's political action. So divisions and tensions between salons various ethnic groups including the Tamil people in one thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, nine, he was murdered in his own private garden. City Mo was devastated even so she took action to fight for her husband's legacy. The very next year sitting you took leadership of the Party and was voted in as the world's first woman prime minister she would serve as the leader of the SFR for the following forty years. City must served as prime minister on and off over the next few decades prioritizing the same democratic socialist policies as her husband, she strived to raise the quality of life of her people and to reduce the overall inequality in her country. Following a win in the nineteen seventy election city. Ma introduced a new constitution that ended salon status as a British Commonwealth realm and renamed the country. Sri Lanka. Her focus on empowering Buddhism and the Sinhalese people alienated the Tummy people during one term in power. An uprising against her party had to be defeated with international military aid from India and Pakistan in the nineteen eighties. Economic troubles in the country accusations of corruption led to a crushing political loss by nineteen eighty-three tensions between the Tamil and the majority Sinhalese people boiled over into a bloody civil war that lasted until two thousand nine. Sumita attempted to repair the damage caused by discrimination against the Tamil but the divide was severe and her political power was waning along with her popularity by nineteen ninety, four city Mas Daughter Chandrika became prime minister, and then later the president of the Country Chandrika appointed her mother as prime minister but by then the constitution had changed. So the prime minister position was only supplementary to the role of the president offering little actual power. Serena remained in some form of office until a few months before her death she passed away on election day shortly after casting her vote at the age of eighty four. Though city Malvo's political legacy is complicated. She paved the way for future female heads of state and lead through political hardships with strength.
Rajapaksa brothers win by landslide in Sri Lanka's election
"Have cemented their grip on Sri Lankans politics with an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections there. Sri Lanka People's Front and allies would have a 2/3 majority in the new house, allowing President Obama Roger Puncture to name his elder brother Mahinda as prime minister as well as all the relatives to his cabinet. More from Ambala sanity, Rajan The scale of the victory for president. Gotta buy. Rajapaksa's party is not a surprise, but the opposition's total drought has been stunning. The former prime minister, Wickremesinghe lost his own constituency on his United National Party managed to win just one seat. It had more than 100 in the outgoing parliament. With the dominant majority, the fractures could attempt to change the constitution to increase the powers of the president. Activists, already alarmed by the diminishing space for dissent and criticism, fear such an eventuality could lead to greater authoritarianism. The Indian Health
A glance at Sri Lanka and its parliamentary elections
"Following to delay since April parliamentary elections. Air finally underway in Sri Lanka So Schmieder, Pa. Tik has more from Mumbai more than 16,000,003 London's air eligible toward in these elections, but Gordana Vitus restrictions may dampen turnout. Borders are asked to wear masks and bring their own pens to monk ballot papers. The frontrunner is the party of the Rajapaksa's the most influential political dynasty and three longer Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is likely to be reelected. His younger brother, Gotabhaya, became president last year. If the Rajapaksa's body wind enough seats to control 2/3 of the parliament it plans to amend the constitution and restore executive powers that were taken away in recent years. There win would also likely mean more Chinese investment in the island
How I Built Resilience: Taha Bawa of Goodwall
"Hey, everyone and welcome to how I built. This resilience edition on these episodes were talking with entrepreneurs and other business leaders about how they're thinking creatively during such a disruptive time and today we're GonNa hear from Ta the CO founder of Good Wall Good Wall is a social network that connects high school and college graduates with jobs and scholarships. Today Good Wall has raised over sixteen million dollars with more than a million users on the platform I. Spoke with Taha, from his company headquarters in Switzerland where he gave me a rundown of goodwill's mission for people who've never heard of goodwill just tell us how how does it work? It's essentially a mobile platform that's designed for the next generation. We started off with high school students helping them build up their first profile showcase themselves in a way that I'm accentuates their extracurricular activities in particular, connect them to opportunities mostly scholarships in colleges and all. This happens within a positive and supportive community. Over time, we've grown with our members into the college and young professional space. Our whole goal is to level the playing field, maximize the potential of as many people as possible. So it's been compared to linked in is that a fair comparison I? Think there are similarities however, we're really focused on on our part, which is this next generation starting as early as sixty and guiding them through almost Sherpa in. Them through the future of earning learning and those opportunities. There are various features that we have that they don't, and we're really focus from a user experience perspective, and then from a community perspective, it's it's very different posts don't work here. You wouldn't find students talking about being on the chess team being on the robotics team being on etc etc on goodwill mean if you are, let's say eighteen years old and you're interested in applying to college. What does it look like you go to? While you create a profile for yourself and and then what you're going to goodwill, you help yourself our initial early adopters were mostly international school students who maybe didn't have as much guidance as others or since the US who maybe didn't have as much guidance from their parents from college counselors it come on. Here's he would other people are doing they'd be matched with colleges and universities and. Also. With scholarships based on their data on their profiles and then they'd be able to connect with like minded youth. So we had this girl based out of Jordan who was really into robotics science and unfortunately no one really around her who had that those similar interests and she was able to find others like her in the US connected Internet. NASA did incredible things afterwards actually many of our students have gone bound exclusive opportunities at. Like Oxford and others that we've partnered with an. Super fulfilling perspective. Yeah. It's really caused US checking it out last night and it's it's a little bit like if you didn't have a mentor or a guidance counselor like here you go. Yeah definitely I think a lot of early adopters were privileged in the sense that they had a lot of ambition and maybe they went to good schools. But over time we've especially with last year we've really. Put a lot of effort and a lot of energy towards helping youth who are maybe a little under privileged that privilege is actually not necessarily one hundred percent linked to financial situation but it can be for example, we're doing now with UNICEF death and other organizations in Africa for example, is running programs they are and were really helping you bring out their ideas, build up their confidence show who they. are in connect opportunities and it's been really really fulfilling and we expect to do more underrepresented communities in the US. For example, we're doing more and more there. That's where the biggest room impact is. At the end of the day, we are a social enterprise and it's very fulfilling to help youth who go to elite schools and connect them to lead universities and colleges, but it's even more fulfilling. Even more important for us to step in where the impact Delta's the biggest for, for example, youth in Africa who insert African countries that just don't have any exposure don't have opportunity. Don't have the guidance but do have access to a phone and can has result go through. So we're really trying to do more there in particular and are you started this company in two thousand fourteen with your brother? Where did the idea come from? So my it was my brothers idea both of us were born in Switzerland we lived in Iran the US came back to Switzerland. Our parents used to work in the humanitarian sector. My father worked for or Serb refugees around thirty years, and we experienced a lot growing up. We was like quite a contradiction going skiing on the weekend in in a very affluent privileged, no bubble in Switzerland whereas at the same time, we'd go in summer vacation and give candy out to refugee kids who are age your ten eleven and that that really did shake US quite a bit in throughout our upbringing we realized that we are. We are I'm here not because I'm smart but because I was lucky osborne that could have been born two doors down in that, my life would have been very different and I'm confident because of the experiences I had rather than because I'm innately able to do so and that's really what pushed us to say we were lucky in this sense what would happen if we were able to give those opportunities in terms of particularly experiences. So education is one thing traditional education is one thing but particularly experiences to millions of youth around the world what would happen how can we change things and that's where we thought it has to be mobile first it has. To be a digital solution and it has to be able to tackle millions and we wanted to go a step further. We said it's good to maximize one's potential but hopefully, we can do that in a win. We're very idealistic in that sense in a way that it maximizes or improved society as well or impacts society positively, which is our mission statement that if we have enough people that are exposed to not only improving themselves but as so often it's a form of education knowing what's out there if I hadn't gone to refugee camps or if I didn't have the background where my parents are Richard from Sri Lanka, would I really be so inclined to How this positive impact who knows I did have that chance I view that as an opportunity to give those opportunities in showcase through volunteering through being aware through connecting to people from different backgrounds. Hopefully, we can move the world forward I. Think it's needed now more than ever, right? Yeah. For Sure Tyler, the business for a second I think you've got around fifty employees the world you've got offices in Switzerland, the US Germany Serbia the Philippines mean you're growing you've got presumably some cash runway but these are tough economic times. I mean Lincoln just laid off a thousand people, their record numbers of people in the US for unemployment. So first of all. How is your revenue been in your business been impacted by the global economic slowdown? Yeah. I mean when it happens I think the first week where we started notice he was getting really serious I. Remember it. The first thing we did was we we had a board meeting and we talked about, okay what's our cash situation and let's make sure we get through this are along a be while maintaining the team for two reasons. One is like you don't want. Downward debt spiral. But also because we have the opportunity to have real impacting this time if we make the changes in adapt effectively, but we won't be able to do so if we don't have the team to do it so we've actually hired over the past few months and we've actually grown over the past few months and we've adapted to do. So the first week was really about scenario planning getting through that after that, we assume the worst but we. Ourselves decided. Well, there's definitely GONNA be less demand for recruitment is definitely less hires which hurts us which hurts our users or are members and we said, okay how can we can we help because if they come on in the no jobs? Well, it's a very bad experience, but it's also it's hurting us. So what we did was we put we put together this program better together and other challenges where youth can develop work experience at the end of it. They get certificates that show that they've accomplished these different challenges participated in it, and at the end, it can be used as work experience towards all of our partner companies. So it's actually giving them something to do some hope, and at the same time, this is generating revenue for us as one example of revenue for us. Another example is just before the crisis a part of our model is we work with large partners and a couple of these large partnership so. Leading recruitment than leading education routes, stunts or came to a halt. And then I don't know if this is despite coverted or because of covid other opportunities came about we've now partnered over the course of Kobe with market leaders in markets that we are not present in or were very marginally presents and he's actually allowing us to take up extra market share and grow in more significant way to timber onwards. Let. Let me ask you about the demographic that you target. Right I mean and I'm Gonna I'M GONNA use this term Gen Z.. Always cringe when I say because I remember like when I was in my twenties and people talked about Gen-x and their slackers and I would just cringe and you're older people talk about Gen xers and I was like, what are you talking about but just just to make this kind of simple we'll we'll just say Gen Z.. So if you're Gen Z. I'm sorry it's annoying I know. This is a really challenging economic moment if you are in high school now and you're going into college or if you're in college, there's a pretty good chance. You'RE GONNA GRADUATE INTO A world with very few jobs. You know a world that we haven't seen certainly since two, thousand, eight, nine and ten but maybe far far more challenging than that. What's your sense I mean? What do you think I mean do do you think that's that's actually true that that is likely to be the case for the next three, four, five years or more. Yeah, I think whether or not we go through a deep recession with mass unemployment particularly for the Youth USA next three four five years very probable that US at least in the short run or to suffer they're normally the last to be hired the first to be fired and that's justified for various reasons including ethical. Oh, they have less commitments than, for example, someone with kids, but it is incredibly difficult and the mental toil of, let's say an eighteen year old doesn't know what's coming up next we need to be able to be resilient and we need to be able to learn how to learn and adapt because we just don't know what's going to happen. So they could be a second. Downturn there could be a third downturn. It could be sustained downturns and US like across society but in particular for the youth they we have an opportunity they have an opportunity to take this and say, okay, it doesn't kill me. It might make me stronger and I can learn from this develop that resilience that five, six, ten years from now I'm able to deal with the next crisis in a more in a stronger way because I'm going to have to do that and some of the skills that need to be developed in my in my opinion or entrepreneurial thinking that ability to be flexible and resilient we we need to do more though the on just the the these massive stimulus packages and. Is trying to do whatever they can for sure this generation needs the government needs to intervene to be able to organizations needs to be able to intervene to support them to the best of their abilities in terms of developing skills and able to resilient. When we come back in just a moment, I'll talk with Taha about college graduates who will probably face a shrinking job market over the next few years stay with us. I'm Guy Roz and you're listening to how I built this resilience edition from NPR. For this podcast and the following message come from the American Jewish World Service working together for more than thirty years to build a more just and equitable world learn more at age aws dot org. Hey welcome back to how I built this resilience edition despite the economic slowdown tie and his company good wall have been able to grow their team and stay afloat. But as jobs are drying up across the globe. Many college graduates are looking for opportunities and can't find any if you're like in your early twenties now and you're looking for an opportunity and you can't find one. What would you recommend a young person? Do Who's who's graduating college is just entering the workforce and is kind of trying out different potential career pass. Is it a good time to just steer clear of the workforce for a while and get some more education which in the US means more debts? What do you think? Yeah, I think. Definitely, trying is important, but this might just be an opportunity to start your own thing. You know a lot of great companies came out of the last crisis because they just couldn't find jobs or that opportunity just wasn't there for your. So maybe start one's own thing. It's never been easier to start a business. It's never been easier to try something new. So if even. If it doesn't work. That's incredible work experience. You know when we talk to HR owes of some of the leading companies in the world, what are they looking for or what were they looking for before the crisis indefinitely after is that ability to be entrepreneurial even if you're working for fortune five hundred, so it can't hurt best case scenario you build something. Amazing. Worst case scenario. Fail and you take those skills and you leverage those skills and you keep your mind active. It's so important from a mental health perspective, keep your mind active and then apply them when the market comes back, which will at one point another opportunity. If if maybe starting yourself isn't it join some friends or join or reach out to small startups definitely volunteer is an opportunity. There are a lot of NGOs are nonprofits that need help or need support right now, build up your work experience gained some experience concrete tangible work experience that differentiates further rather than just having eight twelve months in your resume which are empty. Unfortunately, it might not help financial side and that's where that's where one has to be creative and it's it's just really tough and that's What does the government intervention on that front need to be because there's some that just can't afford to do what I just said, which is volunteer or build your own company because they don't have that safety net that don't have that opportunity in and unfortunately there in we're almost out of ideas because he go back to college, you just talked about extra debt but for some unfortunately are going to have to do it, and that leads to more a more philosophical discussion on what is there so much debt attached to a college education where you know in Switzerland, for example, I paid for my undergraduate I paid around a thousand dollars a year it's a leading edge I mean it's like A. Top universities and so that's a that's another discussion. Yeah. I agree with you I think that this is a moment to be entrepreneurial and it's challenging because you're you're right. I mean not everybody can do that from an employer's perspective you mentioned human resource officers, and by the way you're right I mean a human resource officer is very attracted to an applicant who started a business or try to start up in it failed. Because as you say, that's incredible life and work experience. What are some of the characteristics and sort of ways that quote Unquote Jersey works that might be different from previous generations maybe what their expectations for example? Yeah. It's something that comes up quite often the expectations are are huge I think even if we look at the generation before part of it is there needs to be in there. Always has been this need for grits for determination. I think post Covid, we're going to have very likely incredibly resilient and determined generation I. Think it's it's really great for I mean it's it's very tough. Love going to suffer and I hope I hope it will be as as few as possible but coming out of this generally on the whole, there's good reason to believe that this generation. is going to be really conscious a bit like after World War Two really conscious of financials very conscious sauce how lucky they are how privileged quickly things can change how precarious the society within which we live is actually it's a disease that, yes, it's it's it's it's serious, but it could have been a lot worse. It could have been worse could be one hundred exists and it's brought. Our global economy to its knees and you know we feel like we're often the masters of the universe and that's not just Jeb across demographics and we clearly aren't on I. think a little bit of humidity goes a long way. I love the energy of younger people coming in because their ideas are just so radically different from the way people in my business have have seen their profession What is your advice for employers looking to harness the intellectual power of Gen Z.? Yeah. No, it's a really good question. There basics of management that have been the same for every demographic every every niche within that demographic. It's look at maximizing the potential of the particular individual to different people react differently to different forms of management. Within this can talk about trends, but the ability to give them that chance to express themselves. The need for trust is always been there now definitely, so I mean even more so because they know what they're capable, but then also must not forget they are still with very few years of experience and being able to be there to give feedback to to tell them what they're doing. Right. Tell them what they're doing. Wrong. Both sides is critical. So just leaving someone out there in the world is not going to necessarily need to great results either but giving that safe-space giving that trust and creating an environment of being game your to maximize your potential and the. Direct, order may have worked. They may have been able to get away with it in the past, but some people might be okay with it but generally speaking that's that's especially for for you a lot of potential that's just not conducive for maximizing the potential where do you see your your business and what you're doing in five years from now what do you want it to look like I think for us it's always been about really helping as many youth as possible be as inclusive as we. And so we're ready serving youth in one hundred, fifty countries would like to go deeper in certain areas through our partnerships or load serve more youth in a more significant way. Provide more opportunities just re the best experience. That's probably what's most important. I think that's where we can have where we can make our contribution towards society. That's what we're good at, and now it's just about going to the next level. Yes. It's a challenging period, but we're going to be okay. WE'RE GONNA get out of this, and then it's about really taking this opportunity and doing the best we can because we are in a privileged situation if we were if we were unlucky which is the case for many other start ups I, friends who had term sheets for massive rounds of financing evaporates we hear the stories and then know they're just unlucky. So we're in this lucky position to be able to operate and to be able to do what we're doing. Let's. Make, the most out of it and I think that's our that's kind of our duty and I think that's yeah. TOBBACO
"lanka" Discussed on Brief History Podcast
"Elommal begins when rebels Sink Naval Naval Craft Nineteen Ninety five two thousand one wall rages across northern east players on shrine Ken's holiest excite president. Tamara Conga is wounded in a bomb attack. Suicide attack on the international APP destroys Headlines Line's fleet. Two Thousand and two in February government in Tamil Tigers rebel signed a Norwegian mediated ceasefire uh de-commissioning weapons begins rodent can Jaffna peninsula with Reopens Off Twelve Years Passionate Passenger Flights Tint Jaffna resumed government list spend on Tamil Tigers rebels drop demand for separate state. Two thousand three Eh twice pilots Ceasefire hosts two thousand TRAE may countries. Worst as a fledgling Molin two engine that Dr some four thousand people from the Helms in March renegade Tamil Tiger commanders notice terry net leads spit in rebel movement and goes underground with his supporters. Tiger offensive regained control of the East in December molen. Three thirty thousand people were killed when Sonam the massive wave generates by powerful are quite stated coastal communities two thousand five Jane Roe over the reach with Tamil Tiger rebels to shannavy three billion into Samis Nami a among Chinchillas terminals on Muslims in August state of emergency after four ministers kill Boise's suspected Tamil Tiger assassin November Mahinda wretched PESCA. Prime Minister Time wins presidential elections most tunnels in areas controlled by the Tamil Tigers. Do not vote. She thousand six April a suicide bomber times. The mainland she compounding Colombo killing at least eight people the military launch air strikes on Tamil Tiger targets in August Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces resumed flights northeastern worst clashes. Since two you guys into ceasefire. Government steadily drives Tamil Tigers out of eastern strongholds of the following year in October. Peace talks filed valid in Geneva. She thousand night. January governor impose on two thousand and two ceasefire agreement launching massive offensive. July shouldn't committee says catch the poll in Tamil Tiger naval base of in done to lead to the in two thousand nine January Nova Town Kenan. Health attended by Tamil Tigers as that administration station headquarters President Mahinda Rajapakse Sqi Coz it at unparalleled victory in Rebels to surrender two thousand nine. May Government Declares Tunnel Tigers defeated after army forces overran the patch rebel-held territory noble feast east military says rebel leaders. The Pella Pregnant Khokhran was killed in fighting Tamil. Tiger statement says the great it will lay down his arms will new Tamil Tiger leader Selvarasa pather new captured overseas by Sri Lankan authorities. I post local elections in north governing. Coalition wins in Jaffna on a new young voters back candidates who support Timmel Tigers. Two thousand ten January President Mahinda Escape we elected notch margin April presidents ruling coalition wins landslide. Victory in parliamentary elections. September parliament craves craves constitutional. Change allowing the president to seek unlimited number of terms Oguz. Two Thousand Eleven President says his government will not expiring statements laws in place for most of the past forty years two thousand Twelve Mall U N Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution Virgin Sri Lanka to investigate crimes allegedly committed during the final phase. The decades-long conflict with Tiger rebels shouldn't says the move APP search coach sovereignty. Two Thousand Twelve may former army chief and opposition presidential candidate so roth that is freed up to two and a half years in jail.
"lanka" Discussed on Brief History Podcast
"The sound Edson provided by Harry Edmonson so this whiteside episode that Lisa Syrup requests from social media. So we're doing a history of sherline. Kosovo during a time line up today so we can do a future episode on this ranking civil war. If you've got any ideas of any absolute as we've had requested then please contact us on social media. Media is brief history. PODCAST on facebook needs to be history podcast on twitter and snapchat searches last now. What you WanNa hear your best to fight it If you haven't already done so he takes second gives five star review. I'm depth last night. What you think about the show? That really does how attracts bigger. Bigger and better sponsorship tend to invest more money into the show's on a makes the listening experience Few guys please do that out of eight. You could di Di Day five stars please. Today is a profile on Sri Lanka can provide a time line right up today so that we can do a future episode on the shrinking civil in fifteen. Five Portuguese arrived in Columba on this made of marking the beginning of the European interest in the country. The Dutch Force Full Stop Stop Portuguese on established control of the whole island exempt. Central Kingdom Akande was in sixteen fifty eight in seventeen ninety. Six Britain can can't take control of the of the British Empire Eighteen fifteen. The Kingdom of Candy was conquered written starts bringing in ten labourers. I from southern India to work in tea. Coffee and coconut plantations eighteen. Thirty three the whole island was united into one British Administration Astray Shen in nineteen thirty one richest ground the right to vote introduce power-sharing Senegalese when cabinet in nineteen forty salon gains full independence nineteen forty nine Indian the in Tamil plantation workers disenfranchised many deprived of citizenship nineteen fifty fifty six will Solomon banned Iraqi elected on the waiver Sinhalese nationalism Mates so official language never married. Mary measures introduced to both son-in-law Sentiment more than one hundred time was killed him. Widespread violence after parliamentarians fans protested at noodles nineteen fifty anti tunnel riots moved into into people dead thousands terminals displaced nineteen.
"lanka" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"So in the sense that Sri Lanka, you can shop this up to just massive in not worse at ascribe the up to, to this relaunch state, the Indians are just the opposite. Like they're really keeping an eye on these guys. So I if something were to happen in India. I mean it was the Indians gave them the intelligence about this into act, right? So I don't see the Indians leading something like this just slip through their fingers, but is it out of the question or impossible? No. But also each of the Muslim populations. This is what makes Indy, I think a lot more difficult than say. Sri Lanka one is just as geographic space. Right. So she Lanka's is actually a small country. You can go from Colombo about a cola and like two and a half the rose or crappy, but it's a much more navigable small place again, India. If you live in Carolyn, you're Muslim, you have nothing in common with folks. The process. You can't that you even have a common language in many cases. So that makes it very difficult for folks within India, so sort of aggregate. Right. You'll they'll, they'll tend to aggregate along these lines. They don't have a common language, which is why this diaster stuff become so important. Right. 'cause they would ordinarily never meet a Muslim from production, who has a grievance and less. They're hanging out in some diaspora location. So to ask are particularly potent because people that would ordinarily never Mead will meet. Christine fair. Thanks so much for joining us. Thank you. Law. Fair podcast is produced in cooperation with the Brookings Institution. We've been reaching a whole lot of new listeners recently. And that's thanks to all of you who have been sharing the law, fair podcast on Facebook on Twitter on Instagram. I don't know how you should law fair podcast on Instagram, but you should be and on Pinterest, and on read it and on all those other social media sites that have never even heard of thanks.
"lanka" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"And and you know, the perception of the entire community certainly who I mean aunt or extremists. And uninsured since you, you you mentioned that there's been several nights of curfew as well. What is the mood overall injury Lanka because I'm seeing here that the prime minister is also warning that there could be more explosives and militants out there. He denied that he knew of intelligence of more attacks. But having said that he says we keep finding these. I'm guys on the run some of whom carrying explosives with them. And currently a high alert amongst the police stations in Colombo to look out for an explosive-laden van or lorry. So that's an ongoing yesterday. The special task force had to defuse apostle bomb close by to one of churches that were already attacked on Sunday. And there was some detonators found. So there seems to be a lot still out there and. Tell us more about how the Christian communities responding. There are obviously more than three hundred funerals going on some for from for foreign tourists as well. I mean is there a lot of concern amongst the communities are a lot of security around these events. Yes. As a security than today. There was a mass burial especially in the church that was close to the apple too many Gumbo area where more than hundred devotees, you know, what killed so today. Do ring one of these marks. They actually had the the Phelan run Ma close to the church that was a tactic Seth. But one of the threes along that they shouldn't be having such big public gatherings. We know that that, you know, anti safety is sick ah should new. A new show. This this morning. We saw a video that the government released that showed one of the the alleged bombers entering one of the churches wearing a backpack. I'm prior to him entering he stops in will looks like he pats a child on the head, and then walks into the church and subsequently explodes the bomb mean, it is chilling to see and I'm just wondering how this event has really rocked Sri Lanka because the country had been enjoying almost, you know, roughly a decade of relative peace after a violent civil war. I mean is there concern that this could destabilise Sri Lanka? Degradate the days that concerned, so it's a very tense atmosphere right now. But I think the government is trying it's never best to keep people. Come to shrug them of security, and of you know, a piece today even in parliament, the prime minister said more than anything we have to abide going back into law scenario. So certainly as Bari there's concerns because economy also just about rebounding after last year's political crisis. So now concerns back on the metro the economic side of it is where like the security side. A new show own duchy joining us from Colombo Sri Lanka. She's the Colombo bureau. Chief for Bloomberg news anew, SHA. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. We are talking about the latest in what we know as of this broadcast of the coordinated attacks this weekend injury Lanka. Islamic state is claiming responsibility. We also now as a new describe to us have word that there was very significant intelligence available to the Sri Lankan government prior to the attack that the government didn't act upon. So what's your question for what it means that I s or the Islamic state might have been involved in these attacks. What's your question about whether or not she Lanka will be destabilized? We'll be right back. This is on point. This is on point a magnet. Trucker birdie were talking about the latest in this weekend's Easter Sunday, coordinated terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka. Let's listen to what the mayor of Sri Lanka's capital city of Colombo had to say, this is Rosie's and a Nike Nike speaking to the Associated Press yesterday condemning the bombings that killed more than three hundred people. Would be been gone auspice auspicious days suggests Easter Sunday. The worst seekin, you know, the Lord and at a time like this somebody to come in, you know, destroy humanity..
"lanka" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Thank you so much for joining us today. Hi there. Hi. Hi. So first of all tell us. What's the latest that we know about ISIS claim that it is responsible for Sunday's attacks in Sri Lanka? Yes. Just concluded a press conference by the prime minister next week. We must sing a an in that he said, yes. Three Lanka will follow up on these claims by of its involvement in Sunday's attacks. But he also said that there had already been some suspicions of ISIS involvement in this. But he was saying that the government is still not fully surgeon watch the global links are to this terrorist attack. But they keep reiterating that certainly has to be international help and involvement in all of this the has to be foreign involvement because of the incredible coordination and scale of the attacks. Correct. At the Lutely, a local jihad is very little local Jihadist group is hardly going to have been able to make this sort of impact at such a huge scale such a well-coordinated. Wave. So they feel an embed being intelligence or also these attacks coming in. So they they keep pointing to the fact that they've got to be outside involvement. Even to the point of the prime minister said maybe they've went overseas and came back having had some training all fighting experience with ISO even that sort of thing. But certainly these are not local jihadis looking alone. So can you tell us more about this intelligence that had been coming into the long can government prior to the attack? I mean, I'm seeing here that even the minister of telecommunications for Sri Lanka put out a tweet saying intelligence officers were aware of a possible attack..
"lanka" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"Wrapping things up the Sri Lanka tax nearly three hundred murdered over the weekend. Twenty four suspects in custody. Now appears to be carried out by network of can I say suicide bombers Patrick is that the right way to classify that that's what we understand from the current reporting. Yes. Yeah. And that the best way to stop this in the few seconds. We have left I think it's affected information sharing. So as I said, the news report show a breakdown and information sharing within the Sri Lankan government does way to stop it as half affective information sharing. That's not stove piped in also good information sharing from country to country. All right. Thank you both being with us. Our thoughts and prayers for the people of Sri Lanka, and it is everything that's been happening. We bet we better keep our eye on the ball here. Don't think it can't happen again because it can very scary. He's very evil people that have bought into the very sick evil ideology. Watch too much of. The history channel the realize we'd be foolish to think. Evil in mass form with mass death. Can't you know, spring up it's ugly side again when we come back wide open phones, eight hundred nine four one Sean as our news roundup information overload hour continues. Five thirty at News Radio eight ten and.
"lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World
"The ones who are still alive. Good to help within auntie, Tom who are going to my next family would effected from the last that auntie east ski missing that one. Ladies the cut the lake and child is still in the ICU. So that ankle can't come because that's I came here to find that anti with it get any clue from this CCD visuals with the that came to church today and the the aunt's husband had tavist like amputated and couldn't find her couldn't be looking for her. So he he took that on. And and there are still a lot of uncertainty happening in in the church and at the hospital do negative game. 'cause me I couldn't even think anything it was like a dream. Once we took a very small child died in my hand. Aurora. I would imagine that a lot of people in Sri Lanka are trying to figure out why this happened. Yes. And I think that at this point the bombings are cylinder investigation and people are trying to respect that the government has named and it's Llamas group as being responsible for this. But as done for told me that he just doesn't know why anything like this would happen at all. You also spoke with the priests at the church there in Gumbo. What did he tell you Aurora? He was trying to deal with a with a situation. He told me about what was happening there really gruesome details about what was inside the church. So here is father Edmund Tillakaratna at the church in the Gumbo. And I should say that there are some fairly graphic details in what he's about to say people were dying the church Burr. Elderly people babies and very young people. And we find that flesh of humans on the walls all over the place. The other thing that he wanted to point out with that at that time. Some Buddhist monks had come to show sympathy, and and a sense of unity unity with the Catholic minority in in Sri Lanka. It's Sri Lanka's majority Buddhists country, and you saw a lot of national politicians in dignitaries, and and Buddhist monks showing up to show support for the Catholic community. Do you can see already the Buddhist monks coming here, and then examining sympathize in with us all the students, and the we never had kind of a. Religious disharmony, you know, here, and they are there was some isolated incident. But as a whole would send cantaloupes living harmoniously together optional whatever the purpose, and whatever would it it is so unhumorous Aurora almond drawl in Colombo, you mentioned some of the anger that you heard from parishioners y'all third some consternation from people you spoke to a about the fact that there apparently had been warnings about some kind of attack and the government had really taken little action. Yes, before before the government shutdown social media Lanka in the early afternoon of Sunday. A letter went went around the there was a warning from the intelligence service that there may be a tax some ten days before before the attacks actually happened. And so a lot of people saw this, and it it's creating a lot of anger directed towards the government. I talked to one person outside of the church. Negombo has nameless was Bernard sT. And he he expressed a lot of the disappointment and anger that the government hadn't done more to prevent the bombings diligent service. They didn't take any accent rebels and expecting this can be happened something like this until it's too late to take action the costume in human lights. Actually now that million people scared to go to the go to the public places and public transport, and what is going to be Puget Doppler thirty years war is the end shooting be and yesterday should be happy day for this town. But it's like a whole town is like a funeral at the moment. Whole whole town and village like if you yeah, the whole town of Negombo on the side of that. The worst bombing yesterday is like a funeral said Bernard silver. They're a resident of Negombo the side of the worst bombing yesterday..
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"An ancient reservoir in Sri Lanka's north central district, and I'm not going to pronounce that natural punt, nor am I going to pronounce this festival at that you went to, which is a great. Elephants segue. He said it was pretty spectacular, but you had some concerns. So the elephants look, visual visually, it's unlike anything I've ever experienced. Well, the name of it, it's called the Asala para Hera my politics. I've said that Rome probably better than. Did you want to crack down and it's a, it's a massive parade with traditional musicians and dances, and you have these elephants in these amazing jeweled costumes. But yeah, it's a bit difficult to see those elephants. Some of them didn't look entirely comfortable with the noise and the and the lab music and the crowd around him. So that for me was a little bit a bit difficult to process also be difficult to explain when you're traveling with a child, why that's okay. And k. K. wrapped up trip family trip on combat. Negombo was interesting place for us. It had a dock vibe, doc energy, and I think it's to do with the fact that it's has been known for child prostitution that and the fact that there is a lot of Catholic imagery in the town kinda gave it a David Lynch, sort of doc feel the like imagery that you speaking visit hangover from Portuguese. Yes. So sort of remnants from, I guess, e. Portuguese settlers came to this little fishing town. Yeah, by the coast and you're saying not only is known for child prostitution, but I actually feel have signs seriously warning of it. Yeah, in some places, hotels have signs saying that they, they don't encourage them. They don't support it sort of activity and we'll call it call it out. So what would you say to families that wanted to travel to sherline? From my personal experience, there are very few experiences. In life that have been enhanced by the addition of a four year old, three Lanka. Sri Lanka was amazing. It's a family friendly country. Apart from these area, we'll that brings us to the end of our episode featuring Sri Lanka, but the entity quiz question the native plant that has created trade with Sri Lanka, fa centuries, dating back to about two thousand BC when this product was imported into Egypt, talking about cinnamon. Oh, it's native to Celente. And so to that whole spice tried and everything. We, I mean win on during times during medieval times, the Europeans had no idea where it came from because the people he tried to kick the destination sacred. Yeah, because they wanted to monopolize. The tried to them might up also fantastic stories about it came from the NIST of birds which flew to some strange omlund collected and things. So it was a mystery for centuries. But of course it was the impetus for as far. As western civilization goes for all that sort of exploration and throughout southeast Asia and the duchy Cindy's. Cool. Also gonna say marijuana. Because that's been around sprinkle that on your fate as well. Or Dan, like we'll NYMEX podcast from chains all the goodwill podcast app, and you can come tax us by emailing podcast dot com. What is next? We are featuring another amazing nomad, but this it's a couple. He swapped living in an RV for sailing the world in a catamaran. Please take me with you and by the word moments. Royal boundaries.
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"So I'm going to have to throw it to you. So don't ruin anything all side, the wrong thing. Yet there's a, there's a few different bits coming out, which is which is super excited. The the main one is an ammos giveaway, which was actually when I was on a flight to Sydney, I was trying to myself have had a few drinks and I didn't not myself footsie off these featuring had a genius idea would just to basically give give. Away older, my animals. A lot of shitty as they keep one fight, you stop, but it kind of comes around in a in a full circle to the whole thing is to, you know what we do with with holiday swap. We want to inspire Trump who we wanna make it more accessible. You wanna make cheaper. You know a few people turn around said, why not give it away? Ammos not using them, and it's about enough to fly around the world three times. So just seeing the response from the reaction from people who just got so excited thinking about putting themselves in the mindset of where they could go, they could see was exactly on of walk. I really wanted to to achieve that with during a bunch of other exciting stuff as well. Particularly through holidays while I'm giving away another pair of flights to someone, anyone that kind of just let me know through through its James asking travel is is by spam yet just hit me up wherever and comment. So in slide into the d Adams, if you wish everything will be safe, everything you need to know about James and holiday what will be in the show notes. I'm sure you've heard me say before at will. Match. We don't just told the toke we actually walk it and Phil, you can't help, but being spun to travel when you're editing rotting, posting filming or recording these awesome travel stories on my one last is increasing all the time. Well, you'll going to easily next year him off shortly on little micro adventure to funnel coins, land. This man, social media. Simone is Hank. Recently recently went to Sri Lanka. Thanks for having me. Oh, as they say in Sri Lanka is to he's pulled the language. Praises? Did you learn how to say it was important thing? So thank you is to. Most you get around with English. So the things I'd like to NS. Sorry. Thank you. Yeah, yeah, the Polat big. Yeah. Yeah. So won't be thoughts on Columba because giants who was earlier in the podcast wasn't a fan. I didn't expect to like Columbus much as I did from from what I've read. I only book tonight the city's chaotic, but the little pockets of charm. And I wish we had more time to sort of dive into those pockets. What would have chummy there's an iconic hotel, the Gulf ace hotel, which is right next to the Gulf ace green, which is an interesting area because what happens in the evenings when the weather's will be cooler. Lots of young people come out. They fly kites, these little eateries sort of food stole type things. Beautiful. So the little things like that in Colombo that are really interesting as traveling. This is like at central park is this is the hence said Haith. To them. Yes. Central park by the beach. You know, sun going down a tropical sort of that sort of balmy tropical evening heaps young people out. Let's lovers. It's. It's a published book for local lovers, and that's okay. Yeah, it's all good on the Gulf as green. Well, Dylan's about the train ride one night in Colombo which you regret, which he regrets counseling. You would love to explore that a little further. So you took a trying to to go so firms Asari firm Colombo with took a train down to goal. Right? Okay. The icon hotel in Columbus called the Gulf ace hotel? Yeah, the train trip. I had a very different experience to my partner..
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"Cer- Lincoln is one of the program destinations that I caught up with Ninette at the wisdom conference in Scotland to find out more well, our job is to help two sets of people. One is the young travelers, of course, and the other is local. People of the country should Lanka. For example. And the way we do it is we would prepare an opportunity and opportunity to travel very in young person would be well taken care of in terms of their food, their stay. They would be given organized opportunities or options to immerse in the local culture in the form of, you know, meeting families interacting with students, and the core part of the program would be for them to engage in a meaningful way in a in an impactful way with local communities that need some degree of health. Now, what that means is that if you look at any of the countries that are still developing Shillong being in the point in case, there are schools that could use an additional English teacher. There are women's groups that could use somebody to come in and tell them about how to use PC. There are. Even monasteries which would benefit from learning English from a real English speaker. Because many times they're annoying list teachers around there would be schools that would benefit from their walls being repaired or sports classes being run. Now we, what we do is v. take the local need and. Design it in a way that an a person, a young person can actually contribute. To the need, even though they may not have the language skills or the work experience. So our job is to facilitate to our knowledge to.
"lanka" Discussed on The World Nomads Podcast
"What is it better? What do you find? What do you find is the thing that makes the connection? I think the simplicity of things I'm normally because they don't see me as Norma tours who has pockets full of money. It's they're just interested. Why lives is lifestyle and it's it's not a mount materialistic things. It's not about money. It's just they want to offer me a t to sit down with me in heaven creek, shut. Even those language sometimes is it barrier? And I think that's the beauty of it that even though we cannot communicate verbally. In detailer perfectly still managed to find what is to get along. Then out your community aid. We use our hands at safe and it's just I just feel comfortable with people. Head could Tate in Sri Lanka. He's doing the team. Good. I actually don't because they put so much sugar that have made. Oh, thank Tepa. But I don't know how many foods sugar they put in it. So I actually stay right from the most of the time at night. I prefer the coconuts by far so I have coconut at least one every day and but sometimes I, yeah, I have have key when I'm just like my sugar levers that done. And I'm tired of benign for Cup of tea, but otherwise it doesn't really taste back t and not have should remind you decide that thought, no Suga most of the time leaders of key. Like for example, again, the college we get, we get four times t t heads his fake Barry weather, just pull the TI in its pre prepared. So yeah, you can't. Sometimes you can ask when you go to small restaurant or smart shop, you can ask for ninety like good t- but otherwise, yeah, it's always have some you running to tape. Taishin. He just grab a couple of Lay's draw him off yourself. Yeah, yeah. You could actually slept in a lot of people Tyson's because normally in the morning, this is sitting in the t and it's just so beautiful waking up in like you cannot see anything except agreed. Lush green tea leaves name varmint failing pristine beaches and through to the mountains, van vitamin that safe. Yes, but Litwin is a big problem. If you go food more populated areas and the beaches of full of litter, they on really have so how to keep the night as it's supposed to be like even in the college here, like sometimes it's very dirty end, you can smell it. And then with the heat and humidity, it doesn't take long until you can smell basically every every item of litter. And that's the sad part of it. You mentioned the tell us about. The work that you doing in Sri Lanka because you not just running in aiding coconuts, you're actually doing. Yes. So my role is here basically to bring people from the various ethnic backgrounds to get. So what I do here, it's college. I teach Noman civic education. So this morning I just had a gun in class where I just told them about different landing techniques. But my main role is like I organized exchange programs between dips and I'm colleges an NFL something you could have done ting a dozen years ago because that's the basis of the entire conflict. Right? Yeah, that's correct. So the civil war ended in two thousand nine. And since then it's been relatively each story by that. You can save a lot of residences and tensions between the different ethnic groups. But a lot of times it's because they've actually the people have never interacted with other people for visits, ethnic groups. And that's why I think such exchange balloons quite sensible, just said to bring the David together and actually see, they're basically the same people. It's just said they have different beliefs, but they some of them have the same interest, thankfully, eat most of the time, the same foods much the same. I think that's how you can just show the people. It doesn't matter what religion you have for what you believe in it. Just you can make friends with anyone. Nina sham runs. I Dix of volunteer and travel brewed company where you can get amongst the culture by taking pot in for ethical volunteer abroad programs at the same time, developing yourself and making you fringe during travel..
"lanka" Discussed on PRI's The World
"Out how important facebook is to social discourse in sri lanka as well as spreading the news lanka to staffers is really not enough so you've also reported on facebook activities playing out in myanmar where extremists use the platform to spread propaganda against the role hanger muslim minority do you see parallels between sri lanka and me and more yeah for sure this idea that muslims as a minority group are actually seeking to convert people and to reproduce entertained over the country that's a common theme among extremist groups in both of those countries through lanka man mar so mark zuckerberg and facebook coo cheryl sandberg they've been on this unprecedented sort of media tour head of the congressional hearings this week what's been going through your mind as you read and listen to and watch these interviews because i mean they're responding to the cambridge analytica scandal but in the background there's stuff in myanmar and entry lanka yeah i think that those two issues are related i think of course we are focusing on this cambridge analytica scandal in the us because that's the thing that directly impacts us but i think this hate speech issue is really a global story and we're just starting to get the tip of the iceberg on this this same pattern is happening in a lot of places basically extremist groups use facebook to put out calls for violence violence happens and nothing is done about it and the cycle just repeats itself so i think this issue with hate speech is another area where the company is going to be criticized for being less than transparent using government would say that facebook is doing enough to address issues that are relevant to sri lanka i think she lankan government officials ngo workers academics activist groups all of them believed that facebook has not done nearly enough to address all of these concerts in their country and it frustrates them because they see that facebook is addressing these same concerns in places like germany and the us and.
"lanka" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk
"Did right after getting the big lecture from some guide who showed us all his scars from this horrible cobra bite and i thought i need to touch it sri lanka i was in sri lanka and here's my second question how come you're so stupid we're friends now you what are you thinking touching a cobra as your friend i think cobra could swing around and snap at you and you you could have died so that's hey you're sitting here i'm alive so so even the dumbest move be rewarded by god with grace and you're learning something that people will see with this cobra is we didn't just touch i didn't touch it we also this cobra was so angry that it would strike at your shadow if your shadow moved in front of it it would smack it's face think that has to do with and i think that has to do with the outrageous stupidity of serpents well we also we also played with the cobra with water balloons i gotta say so cobras tiny head we did i mean it has fun had fun too.
"lanka" Discussed on RobinLynne
"Sri lanka last name will drag on his pulled out of gas goal apply gone oh zinc oda once you wish of dc clearly the gaza a new nia long and oh yeah robin lin presents things shares oh.
"lanka" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Now i am he did who smith so sri lanka no chief see three three the nia long story qian oil came now who emme so she lorde you see the uae me math made easy.